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Dec 12, 2021 10:18 PM IST

‘Kashi Vishwanath temple will be presented as a new Dham’

Kashi Vishwanath temple will be presented as a new 'Dham' to the nation and world. It will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow, whose vision and guidance have played a key role. This 'Dham' will give a new, global identity to Varanasi: Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh chief minister

Dec 12, 2021 9:37 PM IST

Actress arrested in Mumbai for assaulting minor, says police

A 25-year- old actress arrested by Versova Police for assaulting a minor house-help for delay in work. As per the victim, the accused beat her up with sandals: Mumbai Police

Dec 12, 2021 8:41 PM IST

704 new Covid-19 cases and 16 deaths in Maharashtra

Maharashtra logs 704 new Covid-19 cases, 699 recoveries and 16 deaths. Total tally rises to 6,643,883 including 6,492,504 recoveries and 141,259 fatalities.

Dec 12, 2021 7:59 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee arrives in Goa

West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee arrives in Goa for 2-day visit, on December 13 and 14.

Dec 12, 2021 7:23 PM IST

Trains running late at Mumbai's Dahisar station

Due to technical reasons up and down trains on both slow and fast lines are running late by 10-15 minutes at Dahisar station: Western Railway

Dec 12, 2021 6:51 PM IST

Kerala's first Omicron case reported from Kochi

First case of Omicron reported in Kochi, Kerala. The concerned returned from the UK to Kochi on December 6. He tested Covid-19 positive on December 8: Veena George, Kerala health minister

Dec 12, 2021 6:28 PM IST

Kerala: 3777 new Covid-19 cases and 34 deaths

Kerala logs 3777 new Covid-19 cases, 3856 recoveries and 34 deaths. Active cases at 38,361 while toll rises to 42,967.

Dec 12, 2021 6:06 PM IST

IAF chopper crash: Tributes paid to Havildar Satpal Rai

Military personnel pay tribute to Havaldar Satpal Rai at 158 Base Hospital in West Bengal's Bagdogra.

Dec 12, 2021 5:36 PM IST

‘We organise meetings wherever people call us’: Rakesh Tikait

We organise meetings wherever people call us and is required. We are going to Wardha, Maharashtra on December 19 and to Tamil Nadu on December 17: Rakesh Tikait, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson and Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) leader

Dec 12, 2021 5:01 PM IST

Police identify terrorist killed in J&K encounter

The terrorist killed in today's Awantipora encounter has been identified as Sameer Ahmad Tantray. He had links with the JeM and was part of groups involved in several terror crime cases. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered: Jammu and Kashmir Police

Dec 12, 2021 4:23 PM IST

IAF chopper crash: Lt Col Harjinder Singh cremated in Delhi

Last rites of Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh, staff officer to late CDS General Bipin Rawat, held with full military honours in Delhi's Brar Square.

Dec 12, 2021 3:49 PM IST

Nagpur reports its first Omicron case

Nagpur's first case of Omicron found in a 40-year-old man, says municipal commissioner Radhakrishnan B.

Dec 12, 2021 3:31 PM IST

Farmers protest: Traffic restored at Tikri border

Traffic restored on both carriageways of Delhi-Haryana Tikri border as farmers leave after suspension of their agitation.

Dec 12, 2021 2:59 PM IST

3 ‘suspected cases’ of Omicron in Pakistan

Pakistan's National Institute of Health (NIH) has said it is analysing three ‘suspected cases’ of the Omicron Covid-19 variant. The sample results will be received by Monday, an NIH official said.

Dec 12, 2021 2:18 PM IST

IAF chopper crash: MP govt announces financial aid for Lance Naik's kin

We are proud that Naik Jitendra Kumar was born in Madhya Pradesh. He was a very brave soldier. His family is my family now. We will give Rs.1 crore to his family and his daughter Sunita will get a job. The village school will be named after him: Shivraj Singh Chouhan, chief minister

Dec 12, 2021 1:44 PM IST

India's Omicron tally climbs to 36, latest case of variant reported from Karnataka

Third case of Omicron detected in Karnataka. A 34-year-old returnee from South Africa has tested positive. He is isolated & being treated in a govt hospital. 5 primary and 15 secondary contacts traced and their samples sent for testing: Karnataka Health Minister Dr Sudhakar K

Dec 12, 2021 12:47 PM IST

‘Careful while chasing high returns': RBI Governor to depositors

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das cautioned depositors to be careful while chasing high returns as it comes with higher risk.

Das said high returns come with higher risk, so depositors should be discerning enough while chasing returns. He was speaking at the 'Depositors First: Guaranteed Time-bound Deposit Insurance Payment up to 5 lakh.' 

Dec 12, 2021 12:21 PM IST

National Omicron tally climbs to 35

After Chandigarh, Andhra Pradesh records first case of Omicron variant. WIth this the national tally has climbed to 35.

Dec 12, 2021 12:09 PM IST

20-year-old man from Italy tests positive for Omicron: Chandigarh health department

A 20-year-old man from Italy, who landed in India on Nov 22 and was diagnosed with Covid on December 1, has tested positive for Omicron variant. He is fully vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine. He has been tested for Covid-19 again today and the report is awaited, news agency ANI reported  citing Chandigarh health department.

Dec 12, 2021 11:44 AM IST

UK, French foreign ministers discuss 'challenging aggressors like Russia'

UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Saturday discussed international and bilateral issues with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Liverpool, during the G7 foreign ministers' meeting. 

Dec 12, 2021 11:07 AM IST

Late CDS General Bipin Rawat's pre-recorded message played at an event in Delhi

Late CDS General Bipin Rawat's pre-recorded message played at an event on the occasion 'Swarnim Vijay Parv' inaugurated today at India Gate lawns in Delhi. This message was recorded on December 7.

Dec 12, 2021 10:34 AM IST

Very happy to seen Bangladesh on path of development: Rajnath Singh

India has contributed to the establishment of democracy in Bangladesh. Today we are very happy that in the last 50 years Bangladesh has progressed on the path of development, says Union minister of defence Rajnath Singh at inaugural ceremony of ‘Swarnim Vijay Parv’ in Delhi

Dec 12, 2021 9:22 AM IST

India reports 7,774 Covid-19 infections in last 24 hours

India continues downward trend in daily Covid-19 tally with 7,774 infections. Active cases decline to 92,281. 

Dec 12, 2021 9:15 AM IST

‘No signs of any other impact': Twitter after PM Modi's account is ‘briefly compromised’

We have 24x7 open lines of communication with the PM’s Office and our teams took necessary steps to secure the compromised account as soon as we became aware of this activity. Our probe revealed that there're no signs of any other impacted accounts at this time: Twitter spokesperson

Dec 12, 2021 8:45 AM IST

Omicron cases in India: Maharashtra has highest number, Delhi adds another

Omicron cases in India have risen to 33 with Maharastra reporting the highest number of infections of the latest variant of the coronavirus. Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Karnataka have also reported cases of the new coronavirus variant, according to local officials. Read More

Dec 12, 2021 7:48 AM IST

One terrorist killed in ongoing encounter in Awantipora

One terrorist neutralized in an ongoing encounter between security forces and terrorists in Baragam area of Awantipora, says IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar.

Dec 12, 2021 7:41 AM IST

Encounter breaks out between terrorists and security forces in Awantipora town of J-K

Encounter has started at Baragam area of Awantipora in Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow, tweets police. 

Dec 12, 2021 6:41 AM IST

Rahul, Priyanka to address ‘decisive’ rally against inflation in Jaipur today

Senior Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will address a rally in Rajasthan’s Jaipur on Sunday against rising prices in the country, which the opposition party has said will be “a decisive fight” against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre.

Dec 12, 2021 6:15 AM IST

PM Modi's Twitter handle ‘briefly compromised’: PMO after bitcoin link share

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Twitter handle was "very briefly compromised" and was secured later, after a link promising a bitcoin giveaway was shared on the account, Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Sunday. Read More

Dec 12, 2021 7:48 AM IST

One terrorist killed in ongoing encounter in Awantipora

One terrorist neutralized in an ongoing encounter between security forces and terrorists in Baragam area of Awantipora, says IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar.

Dec 12, 2021 7:41 AM IST

Encounter breaks out between terrorists and security forces in Awantipora town of J-K

Encounter has started at Baragam area of Awantipora in Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow, tweets police. 

Dec 12, 2021 6:41 AM IST

Rahul, Priyanka to address ‘decisive’ rally against inflation in Jaipur today

Senior Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will address a rally in Rajasthan’s Jaipur on Sunday against rising prices in the country, which the opposition party has said will be “a decisive fight” against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre.

Dec 12, 2021 6:15 AM IST

PM Modi's Twitter handle ‘briefly compromised’: PMO after bitcoin link share

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Twitter handle was "very briefly compromised" and was secured later, after a link promising a bitcoin giveaway was shared on the account, Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Sunday. Read More