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Dec 4, 2021 11:22 PM IST

West Bengal reports 621 new Covid cases, 11 more deaths

West Bengal on Saturday reported 621 new cases and 11 more deaths due to Covid-19, which pushed the caseload and death toll to 1,618,637 and 621 respectively. 

Dec 4, 2021 11:09 PM IST

New variant a wake-up call to be aware pandemic isn't over: Expert

Director of Tata Institute for Genetics & Society, Rakesh Mishra, said on Saturday the new variant is a wake-up call to be aware that the Coronavirus pandemic is not over, adding India's healthcare system is much more enabled than it was in the previous waves. 

Dec 4, 2021 10:33 PM IST

Three more passengers at Mumbai airport test positive for Covid-19, reports PTI citing civic official

Three more passengers who arrived at Mumbai airport from abroad recently have tested positive for Covid-19, taking total tally to 13, news agency PTI quoted a civic official as saying on Saturday.

Dec 4, 2021 10:04 PM IST

Biden says he anticipates ‘long discussion’ with Putin over Ukraine border

President Joe Biden said he anticipated a “long discussion” with Vladimir Putin over the threat of an invasion of Ukraine, and dismissed the Russian leader’s warning that deployment of Western weapons or troops represented a “red line",  reported news agency Bloomberg.

Dec 4, 2021 8:53 PM IST

Amit Shah visits border post in Rajasthan at India-Pak border

Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday attended 'Bada Khana' (dinner) with Border Security Force personnel at the Rohitash Border during his visit to the border post in Jaisalmer.

Dec 4, 2021 7:20 PM IST

Another individual infected by Omicron Covid-19 strain found; tally reaches 4

Maharashtra reports its first case of Omicron variant, reports news agency PTI. With this, the total tally of Omicron variant infection in India has reached four. Read more

Dec 4, 2021 7:10 PM IST

Waterlogging witnessed in parts of Tamil Nadu's Madurai

Parts of Madurai in Tamil Nadu experience waterlogging as the region continues to receive rainfall.

Dec 4, 2021 6:31 PM IST

Suspected jihadists kill at least 30 in central Mali, reports AFP

At least 30 civilians were killed in an attack carried out by suspected jihadists in the central town of Mopti, local officials told AFP on Saturday. 

Dec 4, 2021 5:07 PM IST

Veteran journalist Vinod Dua passes away

Veteran journalist Vinod Dua passed away on Saturday, his daughter Mallika Dua informed through her Instagram account. Earlier this week, Vinod Dua was admitted to the ICU at a Delhi hospital.

Dec 4, 2021 5:01 PM IST

Farmers not ready to call off agitation, reports ANI

Farmers' leader Darshan Pal Singh said on Saturday that the agitation won't be called off unless all cases against the farmers are withdrawn. 

“Today a clear cut signal has been sent out to Govt that we're not going to take back the agitation unless all cases against farmers are taken back,” news agency ANI quoted Pal Singh as saying.

Dec 4, 2021 4:38 PM IST

N team deployed in Odisha's Puri in wake of  Cyclone Jawad

“In view of Cyclone Jawad, one team has been deployed in Odisha's Puri. If the situation worsens here, we have all the rescue equipment and team ready for that," news agency ANI quoted NDRF officer Biswanath Choudhary as saying.

Dec 4, 2021 3:52 PM IST

West Bengal evacuates people in South 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur, reports PTI

The West Bengal government on Saturday evacuated thousands of people in South 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur districts, reported news agency PTI. The state government further urged tourists in popular sea resorts to stay away from beaches amid warnings for the approaching Cyclone Jawad. 

Dec 4, 2021 3:00 PM IST

Three Omicron cases in India after Gujarat reports first case of new variant

Gujarat has reported its first case of Omicron variant in Jamnagar, reports news agency ANI. This is the third case of Omicron variant reported in the country so far.

“A person who came from Zimbabwe was infected with the variant. His sample has been sent to Pune,” ANI quoted the state health department as saying.

Dec 4, 2021 2:17 PM IST

Centre has approved over ₹1 lakh crores for development of Uttarakhand: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, “In the last 5 years, the Centre has approved more than 1 lakh crores for the development of Uttarakhand. More than 18,000 crores have been invested in today's developmental projects.” 

Dec 4, 2021 2:11 PM IST

PM Modi lays foundation for Delhi-Dehradun economic corridor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation for multiple projects including the ambitious Delhi-Dehradun economic corridor in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Read more

Dec 4, 2021 1:42 PM IST

PM Modi inspects the model of the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor

PM Modi inspected the model of the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor which will be built at a cost of around 8300 crore. He will shortly inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple projects in Uttarakhand today.

Dec 4, 2021 1:10 PM IST

PM Modi arrives in Dehradun to inaugurate multiple projects

PM Modi has arrived in Dehradun to inaugurate and lay foundation stone for multiple projects worth 18,000 crore.

Dec 4, 2021 12:56 PM IST

PM Modi to inaugurate, lay foundation stone of multiple projects in Dehradun

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will shortly inaugurate multiple development projects in Dehradun worth 18,000 crore, including Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor.

Dec 4, 2021 12:11 PM IST

PM Modi condoles death of former Andhra CM K Rosaiah

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended condolences to the family and supporters of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister K Rosaiah who died on Saturday morning following a cardiac stroke.

Dec 4, 2021 11:59 AM IST

‘Weakening north-northeastwards change in movement of Cyclone Jawad after evening today’: IMD

IMD said that there will be a weakening north-northeastwards change in movement of cyclone Jawad after evening today along the Odisha coast, reports ANI. 

“It'll reach Puri area to form a deep depression. Wind speed is expected to be 50-70kmph till Dec 5 afternoon,” said Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, DG-IMD.

Dec 4, 2021 11:29 AM IST

Mumbai awaiting genome sequencing results of 288 samples from foreign returnees, says Mayor

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said that the city administration was awaiting the genome sequencing results of 288 samples taken from as many foreing returnees to the city, reports ANI. 

Dec 4, 2021 11:06 AM IST

WATCH | People evacuate Puri beach as cyclone Jawad approaches

People in Puri's beach area evacuated the place to shelter homes put up in the area in the wake of cyclone Jawad, reports ANI. 

“The safety of the people is our topmost priority. Everyone present at the Puri beach has been asked to vacate the area. Shelter homes have been established in Puri; all are requested to follow government guidelines on cyclone Jawad,” said Puri SP Kanwar Vishal Singh.

Dec 4, 2021 9:08 AM IST

Delhi's air quality remains in 'very poor' category

The air quality in the national capital continued to remain in the 'very poor' category on Saturday morning, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

Dec 4, 2021 8:01 AM IST

Tikait says talks between Haryana CM and farmers remained inconclusive

Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said that the talks between Haryana chief minister ML Khattar and farmers remained inconclusive, adding the state government has, however, agreed to take back the cases registered against farmers.

Dec 4, 2021 7:40 AM IST

Biden says he's been aware of Russia's actions for a while

After US intelligence officials found Russia planning Ukraine offensive, President Joe Biden said he has been aware of the Kremlin's actions for a while now.

Dec 4, 2021 6:10 AM IST

New Jersey confirms its first case of Omicron variant

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy has confirmed the state's first case of the coronavirus Omicron variant late on Friday.

Dec 4, 2021 6:10 AM IST

New Jersey confirms its first case of Omicron variant

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy has confirmed the state's first case of the coronavirus Omicron variant late on Friday.