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  • Dec 22, 2021 11:56 PM IST

    Gujarat reports 9 more Omicron cases, state's tally reaches 23

    Gujarat has reported 9 more cases of Omicron, taking state's tally of infections from the new variant of Coronavirus to 23.

  • Dec 22, 2021 10:58 PM IST

    US health regulator authorises Pfizer's Covid-19 pill

    US health regulator authorises Pfizer's Covid-19 pill, reports AFP.

  • Dec 22, 2021 10:07 PM IST

    UK reports record 106,122 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

    Great Britain has reported yet another record 106,122 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, AFP reported.

  • Dec 22, 2021 09:46 PM IST

    Telangana records 14 more Omicron cases, tally shoots up to 38

    Telangana on Wednesday recorded as many as 14 more cases of Omicron Covid-19 variant. With this, the southern state's cumulative tally went up to 38.

  • Dec 22, 2021 09:38 PM IST

    Uttarakhand reports first Omicron case

    Uttarakhand reports first case of Omicron variant of Covid-19 after a 23-year-old woman, who had returned from Scotland, tested positive.

  • Dec 22, 2021 09:30 PM IST

    Haryana brings down minimum age to consume liquor to 21 from 25

    Haryana brings down minimum age to consume liquor to 21 from 25, ANI reported citing the government.

  • Dec 22, 2021 08:59 PM IST

    Mercury levels dip in Shillong in Meghalaya, and Tawang in Arunachal

    Hailstorm and snowfall both happened in Shillong, while Tawang received fresh spells of snow.

  • Dec 22, 2021 08:28 PM IST

    Maharashtra records 1,201 new Covid cases amid Omicron spread

    Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded 1,201 new cases of Covid-19 today, making it the first time single-day caseload has surpassed the 1000-mark since November 17.

  • Dec 22, 2021 07:52 PM IST

    Haryana reports two Omicron cases

    Haryana reported two Omicron cases on Wednesday, after a 33-year-old man with travel history to Portugal, tested positive for the new variant of Covid-19 in Karnal and another with travel history to Canada tested positive in Faridabad.

  • Dec 22, 2021 07:02 PM IST

    Police officer shot at by terrorists succumbs to injuries in J&K

    Assistant sub inspector (ASI) Mohammad Ashraf succumbed to his injuries after being shot at by terrorists in sub-district hospital, Bijbehara in Jammu and Kashmir's (J&K) Anantnag district, police has tweeted now.

  • Dec 22, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    Kerala reports 9 more Omicron cases, state tally now at 24

    Kerala reports 9 more Omicron cases, state's tally now at 24, ANI reported.

  • Dec 22, 2021 06:17 PM IST

    Civilian shot dead by terrorists in Srinagar's Eidgah area

    Civilian shot dead by terrorists in Srinagar's Eidgah area. The deceased has been identified as Rouf Ahmad of Nawakadal. Moreover, an assistant sub inspector, identified as Mohammad Ashraf, was also shot at in sub-district hospital, Bijbehara.

  • Dec 22, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    Punjab govt staff won't get salary without Covid vaccine certificates

    The finance department of Punjab government has asked their staff to update their Covid-19 vaccination status on the Integrated Human Resource Management System (iHRMS) portal, failing to do which will result in them not getting their salaries.

  • Dec 22, 2021 05:27 PM IST

    Delhi sees another big single-day Covid cases jump with 125 infections

    Delhi reports yet another massive single-day Covid-19 caseload with 125 infections. This comes as Omicron cases in the national capital stands at 54. Read here.

  • Dec 22, 2021 04:24 PM IST

    Delhi govt bans Christmas, New Year gatherings as Omicron cases rise

    The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has banned all gatherings ahead of Christmas and New Year in wake of rising Omicron cases in the city, ANI reported. Notably, the national capital has so far confirmed 54 cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

  • Dec 22, 2021 04:15 PM IST

    Anti-conversion bill to be taken up for discussion in K'taka assembly tomorrow at 10am

    The discussion on anti-conversion bill in Karnataka assembly will be taken up tomorrow (December 23) at 10am, ANI reported quoting Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri.

  • Dec 22, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    Mumbai police yet to submit enquiry report on drugs-on-cruise case

    A senior officer of Mumbai Police on Wednesday said that the special enquiry team (SET) it had formed to probe the drugs-on-cruise case, is awaiting some documents and is yet to submit the enquiry report. However, the officer said the enquiry is not halted yet.

  • Dec 22, 2021 03:05 PM IST

    Haryana to impose curbs in public places to partially vaccinated from Jan 1 onwards

    Haryana health minister Anil Vij told the state assembly on Wednesday that the state government has decided to restrict access in public places such as restaurants, offices, and public transport, among others, from January 1 onwards to people, who are not fully vaccinated with both doses of Covid-19 vaccines.

  • Dec 22, 2021 02:39 PM IST

    Sputnik V shows neutralising activity against Omicron: Gamaleya Center's prelim lab study

    The Gamaleya Center’s preliminary laboratory study reveals that Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V demonstrates high virus neutralising activity (VNA) against Omicron variant, and is expected to give a strong defense against severe disease and hospitalisation, ANI reported.

  • Dec 22, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    No Omicron in Haryana till now, over 3 crore vaccine jabs given

    Haryana health minister Anil Vij said that till now, no Omicron case has been detected in Haryana, and the state government is geared up to “combat the spread of Omicron variant” along with any surge in the number of Covid-19 infections, according to ANI. “ [As many as] 3,11,86,292 vaccine doses administered till December 19 in the state,” he added.

  • Dec 22, 2021 02:03 PM IST

    AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria's fresh warning amid Omicron rise in India

    A day after the Centre wrote to all states and Union Territories to prepare for the battle against Omicron on a war footing, AIIMS Delhi director Dr Randeep Guleria said vaccine and Covid-appropriate behaviour are the only two ways to counter the increasing spread of the new variant. Read more

  • Dec 22, 2021 12:25 PM IST

    Second Omicron case detected in Andhra Pradesh

    A 39-year-old woman who came from Kenya to Chennai, and then travelled to Tirupati, tested positive for Covid on Dec 12. Her sample sent for genome sequencing declared Omicron positive today. Her family members tested negative: State govt

  • Dec 22, 2021 11:02 AM IST

    PM Modi to chair Covid-19 review meeting on Thursday

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a meeting to review the Covid-19 related situation in the country tomorrow, reports ANI citing sources.

  • Dec 22, 2021 10:11 AM IST

    At least 70 missing in Myanmar after landslide

    At least 70 missing after landslide at Myanmar jade mine, reports news agency AFP citing rescue team. "About 70-100 people are missing in a landslide that happened around 4:00am" at Hpakant mine in Kachin state, said rescue team member Ko Ny, according to the report.

  • Dec 22, 2021 09:58 AM IST

    Two earthquakes hit Karnataka district

    Two earthquakes of magnitude 2.9 and 3.0 were recorded in Chikkaballapura District today morning, says Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre. 

  • Dec 22, 2021 09:49 AM IST

    India's Omicron count climbs to 213

    India's Omicron count climbed to 213 on Wednesday with Delhi leading with 57 cases, says health ministry.

  • Dec 22, 2021 09:28 AM IST

    India's daily Covid tally climbs again with 6,317 new cases; new fatalities down by 318

    India's daily Covid-19 tally saw a rise of 6,317 as it reached 3,47,58,481. 

  • Dec 22, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    Sony, Zee sign definitive merger agreement amid shareholder spat

    Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., India’s largest listed television network, approved a merger agreement with Sony Group Corp.’s local unit amid a complicated boardroom and courtroom feud between Zee’s founders and its largest shareholder. Read More

  • Dec 22, 2021 08:19 AM IST

    Winter session of Parliament likely to conclude today

    The Winter session of Parliament is likely to conclude on Wednesday, a day before the schedule, news agency PTI has reported. The session had commenced on November 29 and was scheduled to end on December 23. Read more

  • Dec 22, 2021 07:28 AM IST

    Fire at vaishno Devi shrine area under control: Board

    A massive fire that broke out in Vaishno Devi Shrine forest area on Tuesday has been brought under control. The yatra to the temple remained unaffected, says Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.

  • Dec 22, 2021 07:05 AM IST

    India blocks 20 YouTube channels linked to ‘Pak disinformation campaign’

    The ministry of information and broadcasting (I&B) on Tuesday said it has ordered the blocking of two Kashmir-related websites and 20 YouTube channels as they “belong to a coordinated disinformation network operating from Pakistan”.

  • Dec 22, 2021 06:26 AM IST

    ‘Anti-national’ not defined in Statutes, Govt tells Parliament

    The home ministry told Parliament on Tuesday that there is no legal definition for the term “anti-national”, though there is criminal legislation and various judicial pronouncements to deal with activities that are a threat to the country. Read more

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IAS Officer Tina Dabi takes charge as Jaisalmer collector

  • Apart from Jaisalmer - where Tina Dabi took charge - collectors in Bundi, Kota, Alwar, Jaisalmer, Dholpur, Dungarpur and Jaipur were also changed.
Image shared by IAS officer Tina Dabi on Twitter.
Image shared by IAS officer Tina Dabi on Twitter.
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Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Coupé supercar launched in India

  • The Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Coupé is limited to 350 units globally.
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Afternoon brief: PM Modi wishes Dalai Lama on his 87th birthday

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Modi and the top Indian leadership had greeted the Dalai Lama on his birthday last year as well.(AP)
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Zee News anchor Rohit Ranjan absconding: Chattisgarh Police

A team was sent to Ranjan’s residence in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram to arrest him for the second time in two days but he was not there
Chhattisgarh Police at the residence of Zee TV anchor Rohit Ranjan on Tuesday. (HT PHOTO)
Chhattisgarh Police at the residence of Zee TV anchor Rohit Ranjan on Tuesday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 12:54 PM IST
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China-bound SpiceJet cargo plane returned to Kolkata due to faulty weather radar

  • It was the third incident related with the SpiceJet in a day, raising concerns among flyers over the flight safety.
The SpiceJet cargo plane landed safely in Kolkata.(SpiceJet / Representative image)
The SpiceJet cargo plane landed safely in Kolkata.(SpiceJet / Representative image)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 12:49 PM IST
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Maharashtra: Afghan refugee ‘Sufi Baba’ shot dead; one person detained

Nashik police on Wednesday detained one person in connection to the murder of Khwaja Sayyad Chishti (35), an Afghan refugee who was popularly known as ‘Sufi Baba’, officials said
The search for two more suspects is on. (File picture)
The search for two more suspects is on. (File picture)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 12:44 PM IST
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PM Modi wishes Dalai Lama on his 87th birthday

Hollywood star Richard Gere joined Penpa Tsering, the Sikyong or head of the Central Tibetan Administration, cut a birthday cake at a public event in Dharamshala
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. (AP Photo)
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. (AP Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 12:13 PM IST
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Razorpay shared donor data with Delhi Police, says Alt News

Razorpay reiterated transactions on the platform are safe and the company is fully abiding and compliant with necessary laws and regulations
Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair was arrested on June 29 over a 2018 tweet for hurting religious sentiments. (Hindustan Times)
Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair was arrested on June 29 over a 2018 tweet for hurting religious sentiments. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 12:06 PM IST
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PM wishes Dalai Lama on 87th birthday; Richard Gere joins celebrations | Watch

  • Each year, July 6 is celebrated as the "incarnation day" of the 14th Dalai Lama by followers all over the world. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festivities for the incarnation day were muted for the last 2 years.
Screengrab from image shared by news agency ANI.
Screengrab from image shared by news agency ANI.
Published on Jul 06, 2022 11:57 AM IST
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Cooking gas prices up by 50 per cylinder, commercial LPG rate slashed

The price of domestic LPG -- used by over 305 million households for cooking -- on Wednesday increased from 1,003 per 14.2 kg cylinder in Delhi
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Row over Tamil Nadu bifurcation escalates, state BJP claims ‘they have power’

The ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam condemned BJP leader Nainar Nagendran’s statements and claimed that the BJP is drunk on power
Tamil Nadu BJP leader Nainar Nagendran. (Twitter Photo)
Tamil Nadu BJP leader Nainar Nagendran. (Twitter Photo)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 11:28 AM IST
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VIDEO | Flash floods, cloudburst in Himachal's Kullu, 4 feared dead: 5 points

In Kullu, 30 workers stuck at the site of a power project following heavy rain and flooding were rescued, according to state disaster management authority director Sudesh Mokta.
At least five cattle were washed away in flash floods in the Manikaran valley. (ANI screengrab)
At least five cattle were washed away in flash floods in the Manikaran valley. (ANI screengrab)
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 12:35 PM IST
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Teenager killed, 2 injured following landslide near Shimla

Deputy police superintendent Kamal Thakur said the three were inside a tent when the boulders fell on them in Shimla
The region has been experiencing heavy rainfall. (HT)
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Updated on Jul 06, 2022 11:18 AM IST
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Lt Gen Subramanian appointed as Force Commander of UN Mission in South Sudan

India is the second-highest military troop-contributing country to UN Mission in South Sudan with 2,385 Indian peacekeepers serving with the mission, second only to Rwanda.
Lt Gen Mohan Subramanian.
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Published on Jul 06, 2022 11:16 AM IST
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Mahua Moitra unfollows TMC on Twitter amid Goddess Kaali row

As Mahua Moitra said Goddess Kaali, to her, is a meat-eating and alcohol-accepting goddess, the Trinamool Congress condemned the comment and said it was not endorsed by the party. 
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Mahua Moitra found herself at the centre of a fresh controversy as her party condemned her statement of Goddess Kaali. (PTI)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 10:58 AM IST
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