Highlights: 27 students of Telangana welfare school test positive for Covid-19

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  • Dec 02, 2021 10:38 PM IST

    27 students of Telangana welfare school test positive for Covid-19

    As many as 27 students of Mahatma Jyothirao Phule Backward Classes Welfare School, in Telangana's Sangareddy district tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, ANI reported citing the DMHO. This comes after 46 students from the same district tested positive for the virus on Monday.

  • Dec 02, 2021 10:09 PM IST

    UN headquarters cordoned off as armed man seen outside

    The United Nations (UN) headquarters have been cordoned off as armed man seen outside, AFP reported quoting official.

  • Dec 02, 2021 09:28 PM IST

    Uttarakhand CM inspected Dehradun's Parade Ground ahead of PM's visit on December 4

    Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Thursday inspected the Parade Ground in capital city Dehradun to take stock of the arrangements ahead of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on December 4, ANI reported citing the chief minister's office.

  • Dec 02, 2021 08:57 PM IST

    Three close contacts of international passengers found Covid-19 positive in Maharashtra: State govt

    As many as three close contacts of international passengers have been found to be Covid-19 positive in Maharashtra, state government informed on Thursday, according to ANI. “Until today morning, 861 international passengers have been tested with RT-PCR…Samples of all three have been sent for genomic sequencing,” the ANI report, citing the government, added. Read more here.

  • Dec 02, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    5 contacts of Karnataka Omicron patient test Covid-19 positive

    As many as five contacts of a 46-year-old doctor, who was found to be infected with Omicron Covid-19 variant earlier in the day, have tested positive for Covid-19. “So a total of six people (including the doctor himself) have been isolated, admitted to government hospital. None of them showing any serious symptoms. All these people are fully vaccinated,” Karnataka health Mmnister Dr K Sudhakar told ANI.

  • Dec 02, 2021 07:27 PM IST

    Germany to impose new restrictions for unvaccinated, says Merkel

    Germany will impose new curbs for those who are still unvaccinated against Covid-19, AFP reported quoting Chanceller Angela Merkel.

  • Dec 02, 2021 06:13 PM IST

    Param Bir Singh suspended due to dereliction in duty

    Former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh suspended under section 4 of the All India Services Rules for dereliction in duty. The proceeding was initiated for the irregularities and lapses, including absence from duty, without informing the government, according to the order. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    Full vaccination or negative RT-PCR test report mandatory for domestic air travel in Maharashtra

    Maharashtra government on Thursday revised its guidelines for passengers arriving in the state. For domestic air travel, passengers will either have to be completely vaccinated against Covid-19 or mandatorily carry RT-PCR test report showing negative result within 72 hours before boarding the flight. The guidelines come as Omicron Covid-19 variant entered India with two cases being from Karnataka.

  • Dec 02, 2021 05:35 PM IST

    If AAP comes to power in Punjab, people from the US, London, Canada will come to see govt schools in the state: Kejriwal

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that if his party comes to power in Punjab, people from Canada, London and the US will come to see government schools in the north Indian state.

  • Dec 02, 2021 05:06 PM IST

    Increased vaccination ‘need of the hour’: ICMR amid Omicron Covid-19 variant detection in India

    Increased vaccination against Covid-19 is the “need of the hour,” ICMR director general Balram Bhargava said during a press briefing on Thursday. He also emphasised on getting inoculated with both doses of Covid-19 vaccines. Read more here.

  • Dec 02, 2021 04:46 PM IST

    Antony Blinken urges Russia to 'de-escalate' on Ukraine, reports AFP

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urges Russia to 'de-escalate' on Ukraine, AFP reported on Wednesday.

  • Dec 02, 2021 04:31 PM IST

    Omicron variant detected in India, two positive cases in Karnataka

    India confirmed cases of Omicron Covid-19 variant on Wednesday with two people testing positive for the strain from Karnataka.

  • Dec 02, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    ‘Changi government’: Punjab CM Channi presents his report card of 50 days in the chair

    Punjab CM Charanjit Channi on Thursday presented his report card of 50 days in the chair wherein he said that as many as 50 “pro-people” decisions have so far been taken in his tenue and also implemented. “People say it's Channi government, I say it's changi (good) government,” he added.

  • Dec 02, 2021 03:10 PM IST

    ‘Pakistan ko uske ghar me ghuskar maara’: Shah on surgical strike

    Amit Shah said that the current central government under PM Narendra Modi did surgical strike after Uri and Pulwama incidents. “Pakistan ko uske ghar me ghuskar maara,” the Union home minister said, alleging that PM Modi established honour of India in the world.

  • Dec 02, 2021 02:59 PM IST

    Crime rate 70% less in UP under Yogi's rule as opposed to SP rule: Shah

    Union home minister Amit Shah said on Thursday that crime rate in Uttar Pradesh under BJP chief minister Yogi Adityanath is 70 per cent less than what it was under the Samajwadi Party's (SP) regime previously. “Incidents of murder 30 per cent less, loot 69 per cent less, and murder for dowry 22.5 percent less,” Shah added.

  • Dec 02, 2021 02:55 PM IST

    ‘No daughter in western UP has to go outside for studies’: Amit Shah

    Union home minister and BJP leader Amit Shah on Thursday said that no daughter of western Uttar Pradesh has to go to other states for studies anymore. His remarks come after he laid the foundation stone of Ma Shakumbhari Devi State university in Saharanpur district in western UP. “There was a time when not only riots occurred here but our daughters had also to be sent to other states for studies because there was no security here. Today…nobody dares to misbehave with them (daughters),” Shah was quoted as saying by ANI.

  • Dec 02, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    NCP's working committee meeting to be held on Dec 7 in Delhi

    A meeting of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP's) working committee chaired by party president Sharad Pawar is scheduled to be held on December 7 in Delhi, ANI reported. This comes after Pawar met Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in Mumbai on Wednesday.

  • Dec 02, 2021 01:17 PM IST

    PM Modi chairs a meeting on cyclone situation

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing a meeting on the cyclone-related situation in the country.

  • Dec 02, 2021 12:57 PM IST

    Omicron: Tamil Nadu issues new SOPs; unvaccinated people to be restricted

    The Tamil Nadu government implemented new standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the wake of the spread of the new variant of coronavirus, named Omicron. The new SOPs came into effect from December 1. Read More

  • Dec 02, 2021 12:08 PM IST

    Naidu appeals for talks to end Rajya Sabha stalemate, fails to understand suspension row

    Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday urged the Opposition and government to talk out the ongoing crisis over the suspension of the 12 MPs and let the upper House of Parliament to do its mandated job. Read More

  • Dec 02, 2021 11:33 AM IST

    ‘Elders have WFH and children have to go to school?’ CJI pulls up Delhi govt

    The Supreme Court on Thursday rapped the Delhi government for reopening schools and subjecting children to pollution-related health hazards, while the government has allowed work from home for its employees. Read More

  • Dec 02, 2021 11:14 AM IST

    Oppn leaders wear black bands in protest over MPs suspension, continue stir

    Members of Opposition parties continued their protest near a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on Parliament premises on Thursday demanding revocation of suspension of MPs from the remainder of the session. Read More

  • Dec 02, 2021 10:23 AM IST

    ‘UPA will be a body without…’: Kapil Sibal replies to Mamata's ‘what is UPA’

    Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Thursday said without the Congress, the UPA will be a body without a soul, a day after West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said there was no United Progressive Alliance left in the country. It is time to show opposition unity, Kapil Sibal tweeted on Thursday morning, without referring to Mamata's comment. Read More

  • Dec 02, 2021 09:18 AM IST

    India's daily Covid-19 tally rises to 9,765

    India's Covid-19 tally rises by 9,765, while the number of active rises to 99,763. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    Health minister to chair with meeting on airport screening and surveillance

    Union Health minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya will chair a meeting at 10 am today with States on airport screening and surveillance with Airport Public Health Officials (APHOs) and Port Health Officials (PHOs), according to ANI.

  • Dec 02, 2021 08:27 AM IST

    Delhi, adjoining areas to see light rainfall in next 2 hours

    The Indian meteorological Department  (IMD) predicts light intensity rain over parts of Delhi; Farukhnagar, Haryana; Debai, Narora, Sahaswan, Atrauli, Aligarh in UP; Bharatpur and Mahandipur Balaji in Rajasthan during next 2 hours.

  • Dec 02, 2021 07:41 AM IST

    'If that happens to kill somebody...': UK expert's warning over Omicron variant

    Amid the global concern over the Omicron variant, UK’s top epidemiologist has warned people against assuming that the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) evolve into a milder infection. Neil Ferguson, the head of the disease outbreak analysis and modelling group at Imperial College London, told British parliamentarians that the threat posed by the Omicron variant will not be clear until the end of December, The Guardian reported.

  • Dec 02, 2021 07:11 AM IST

    'Didn't pull the trigger': Alec Baldwin on fatal shooting on set

    American actor Alec Baldwin said that he 'didn't pull the trigger' on the firearm in the fatal shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. During an interview with abc News, Baldwin said he has 'no idea' how a live bullet got onto the set of his film 'Rust'.

  • Dec 02, 2021 06:45 AM IST

    Cyclone Jawad: IMD issues red alert for heavy rainfall in some Odisha districts

    Odisha government on Wednesday asked collectors to prepare for evacuation from 13 districts amid the forecast of a cyclonic storm, Jawad, reaching the coast on December 4. Read More

  • Dec 02, 2021 06:08 AM IST

    Samples of 6 int'l fliers who tested Covid positive sent for genome sequencing

    Six international passengers tested positive for the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) out of 3,476 passengers from the so-called at risk countries tested on arrival at airports across the country on December 1, the first day of implementation of the Centre’s revised guidelines for Covid testing, according to a government statement. The samples of all six have been sent for whole genome sequencing to confirm the strain.

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Covid vaccination, precaution shots to be delayed by 3 months post recovery

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BJP alleges conversion bid after TN girl dies by suicide

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SC tells Supertech to refund Emerald Court homebuyers

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Goa elections: PWD minister steps down, to contest as independent

Goa minister Deepak Prabhu Pauskar on Friday resigned from the state cabinet after he was dropped from the BJP’s list of candidates for the upcoming assembly elections.
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