Breaking News: Over 9 lakh people receive ‘precautionary’ third dose on day 1

Updated on Jan 10, 2022 10:58 PM IST

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  • Jan 10, 2022 10:57 PM IST

    Over 9 lakh people receive ‘precautionary’ third dose on day 1

    More than nine lakh healthcare, frontline workers and people aged above 60 with comorbid conditions receive their third Covid jab as the country began administering 'precautionary' doses today, reports PTI. 

  • Jan 10, 2022 10:03 PM IST

    PM Modi urges eligible beneficiaries to get Covid-19 ‘precautionary dose’

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged eligible beneficiaries to get their third ‘precautionary’ vaccine dose and called vaccination as one of the “most effective means to fight Covid-19.”

  • Jan 10, 2022 09:18 PM IST

    TN extends Covid curfew till Jan 31 with additional restrictions

    Tamil Nadu extended existing Covid-19 related restrictions in the state till January 31. A full lockdown, allowing only essential services has been imposed on Sunday (January 16). 

    All places of worship have been closed from January 14 to 18 during the Pongal festival. Meanwhile, buses have been allowed to operate at 75% capacity to facilitate ease of travel during the festival.

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  • Jan 10, 2022 09:11 PM IST

    JP Nadda tests Covid positive, says, ‘feeling fine now, isolated myself’

    BJP president JP Nadda tested positive for Covid-19. 

    "I got my Covid test done after experiencing initial symptoms. My report has come positive. I am feeling fine now. On the advice of doctors, I have isolated myself.

    All those who have come in contact with me in the last few days are requested to get themselves checked," he tweeted.

  • Jan 10, 2022 08:56 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 31 new Omicron cases, tally goes up to 1,247

    Maharashtra reported 31 new Omicron Covid-19 cases with Pune City alone adding 28 cases to the tally. Pune Rural added two cases and Pimpri Chinchwad reported one cases. With this, the state tally went up to 1,247.

  • Jan 10, 2022 08:45 PM IST

    Maharashtra logs 33,470 Covid-19 cases, Mumbai's positivity rate touches 23% with 13,648 new infections

    With 33,470 new Covid-19 cases and eight deaths in the last 24 hours, Maharashtra's total caseload went up to 69,53,514 and the death toll reached 1,41,647.

    In Mumbai 13,648 more people tested positive while five lost their lives, as the caseload and the total deaths in the city stood at 9,26,170 and 16,411 respectively.

  • Jan 10, 2022 08:02 PM IST

    Covid-19 precautionary dose: Assam jabs 7,921 eligible people on day 1

    In Assam, on the first day of administering ‘precaution dose' or the third dose for Covid-19, as many as 7,921 healthcare workers, frontline workers and citizens above 60 with comorbidities were administered the shot, reports ANI citing state government data. 

  • Jan 10, 2022 07:53 PM IST

    ICMR says contacts of Covid patients need no testing unless at risk due to age or comorbidities

    The Indian Council of Medical Research, in an advisory, said that the contacts of Covid-19 patients do not need testing unless identified as high risk based on age or comorbidities.

  • Jan 10, 2022 07:47 PM IST

    Karnataka CM Bommai tests Covid positive with ‘mild symptoms’, under home quarantine

    Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai tested positive for Covid-19 with “mild symptoms” and is under home quarantine. “I request everyone who have recently come in my contact to isolate themselves and get tested,” he tweeted. 

  • Jan 10, 2022 07:22 PM IST

    Delhi reports 19,166 new Covid-19 cases, 17 deaths in 24 hrs; active caseload at 65,806

    With 19,166 new Covid-19 infections and 17 deaths, the total caseload in Delhi 1,568,896 and the death toll mounted to 25,177. The daily positivity rate was at 25% and the active caseload stood at 65,806.

  • Jan 10, 2022 07:11 PM IST

    DDMA shuts all restaurants, bars in Delhi amid Covid spread, allows only takeaways

    The Delhi Disaster Management Authority has ordered the shutdown of all restaurants and bars in the national capital and allowed only takeaway service to function, reports ANI. 

  • Jan 10, 2022 07:03 PM IST

    Dharavi reports 97 new Covid infections, active caseload at 943

    Dharavi in Mumbai reported 97 new Covid-19 cases and the active caseload there reached 943, reports ANI citing data from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. 

  • Jan 10, 2022 06:55 PM IST

    Uttarkhand shuts schools till Jan 16 for all classes due to Omicron spread

    Uttarakhand government has shut schools for all classes till January 16 due to the spread of Omicron Covid-19 variant, reports ANI. Online teaching will be continued, the government said. 

  • Jan 10, 2022 06:46 PM IST

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tests positive for Covid-19, under home isolation

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently under home isolation, his office said. 

  • Jan 10, 2022 06:15 PM IST

    In Covid review meet, health minister Mandaviya asks states/UTs to keep tab on oxygen infra

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya, in a meeting with the health ministers of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu and Maharashtra, advised them to ensure that the Oxygen infrastructure be kept in a functional and operational state, reports ANI.

  • Jan 10, 2022 05:53 PM IST

    ‘Deepest condolences to victims, closely following developments in Kazakhstan’: MEA

    The ministry of external affairs said that India is closely following the recent developments in Kazakhstan, reports ANI. 

    “We express our deepest condolences to families of innocent victims who have lost lives in the violence. As a close and friendly partner of Kazakhstan, we look forward to an early stabilization of the situation,” the ministry said. 

  • Jan 10, 2022 05:48 PM IST

    27 test Omicron positive in Bihar, genome sequencing returns 1 ‘unknown variant’ 

    As many as 32 samples were tested for Covid-19 in the genomic sequencing lab, out of which 27 samples have tested positive for Omicron, four for Delta and one for an unknown variant of the virus, reports ANI citing the director of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in Patna.

  • Jan 10, 2022 05:25 PM IST

    Haryana to shut schools, colleges till Jan 26 amid Covid-19 surge

    The Haryana government has decided to shut all schools and colleges in the state till January 26 due to the rising Covid-19 infections. 

    Online teaching to continue during the time, state education Minister Kanwar Pal said.

    The state had earlier declared winter holidays from January 3 to 12.

  • Jan 10, 2022 05:10 PM IST

    Kerala reports 17 more Omicron cases, tally now at 345

    Kerala reported 17 more Covid-19 cases of the Omicron variant and the tally is now at 345, said state health minister Veena George.

  • Jan 10, 2022 04:31 PM IST

    Chandigarh asks schools to brief students 15 to 18 years of age about Covid vaccination

    The Chandigarh administration asked the principals of all government and private schools in the UT to inform their students, between 15 and 18 years of age, about the options for Covid-19 vaccination, reports ANI. 

    It also said that appropriate action will be taken in case of noncompliance.

  • Jan 10, 2022 04:16 PM IST

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh tests positive for Covid-19, symptoms mild

    Union defence minister Rajnath Singh tested positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms. “I have tested positive for Corona today with mild symptoms. I am under home quarantine. I request everyone who have recently come in my contact to isolate themselves and get tested,” he tweeted.

  • Jan 10, 2022 03:51 PM IST

    India & China to hold 14th round of military talks on January 12

    The 14th round of senior highest military commander level (SHMCL) talks between India and Chian will take place at the Chushul-Moldo meeting point, on the Chinese side on January 12. The Indian side is looking forward to constructive dialogue to resolve the balance friction areas, reports ANI citing officials from the Indian Army.

  • Jan 10, 2022 03:06 PM IST

    Andhra Pradesh announces 11pm-5am night curfew amid Covid surge

    Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced a night curfew from 11pm to 5am in the State, in view of the rising Covid-19 cases, reports ANI citing the Chief Minister's Office (CMO).

  • Jan 10, 2022 02:54 PM IST

    TN govt allows ‘Jallikattu’ event with restrictions amid Covid-19 surge

    Amid rising Covid-19 cases in the state, the Tamil Nadu government allowed the ‘Jallikattu’ event – traditionally held during the festival of Pongal – with restrictions on the spectator capacity.

    Only 50% of spectators or 150 people – whichever is lesser – will be allowed. Also, all spectators should be fully vaccinated. 

  • Jan 10, 2022 02:48 PM IST

    ‘Few defections won’t deter our agenda': Goa CM Sawant

    Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant said that a few defections from the state BJP unit will not deter them from their agenda. 

    “Bharatiya Janata Party is a big family that continues to serve the motherland with full devotion! A few defections, to fulfil the agenda of greed and personal interests cannot deter our agenda of Good Governance,” he tweeted.

  • Jan 10, 2022 02:07 PM IST

    DDMA to not impose lockdown in Capital; some more curbs to be introduced

    DDMA on Monday decided to not impose lockdown in Delhi but some more restrictions will be imposed without creating disadvantage to people due to rising cases. 

    Dine-in facilities at restaurants are likely to be prohibited, but takeaways will be allowed

  • Jan 10, 2022 01:31 PM IST

    Moscow-led mission will end 'soon': Kazakh leader

    Kazakh leader says unrest was 'attempted coup d'etat,' says Kazakhstan will 'never fire' on peaceful protesters. Moscow-led mission will end 'soon,' he also said. 

  • Jan 10, 2022 01:19 PM IST

    1,200 Rohingya refugees' homes gutted in a massive fire

    Around 1,200 Rohingya refugees' homes were destroyed in a massive fire in the Kata area of Camp-16 refugee camp in Ukhiya of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh on Sunday. The cause of the blaze has not been established yet. No casualty has been reported so far.

  • Jan 10, 2022 01:12 PM IST

    PM Modi sends 100 pairs of jute footwear for Kashi Vishwanath Dham workers

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent 100 pairs of jute footwear for those working at the Kashi Vishwanath Dham, people aware of the developments said. The redeveloped project worth 339 crore in Varanasi was inaugurated by PM Modi on December 13 last year. He represents Varanasi in the Lok Sabha. Read More

  • Jan 10, 2022 12:14 PM IST

    Novak Djokovic wins court case, Australian judge orders release from immigration detention

    An Australian judge has reinstated tennis star Novak Djokovic's visa, which was canceled last week because he is unvaccinated. Read More

  • Jan 10, 2022 12:13 PM IST

    Ex-SC judge to head panel to probe security lapse during PM's visit to Punjab, rules top court

    Supreme Court directs setting up a panel, to be headed by an ex-SC judge to probe PM's security breach in Punjab last week. The panel will also include DG, Chandigarh, registrar general of Punjab and Haryana high court, an NIA officer and a senior police officer of the Punjab government.

    The court will name the retired judge and other officers in its order to be released later today.

  • Jan 10, 2022 12:09 PM IST

    Novak wins court battle in triumphant hearing to stay in Australia

    World tennis number one Novak Djokovic won a shock victory in his bid to remain in Australia Monday, with a judge ordering his immediate release from immigration detention.

  • Jan 10, 2022 12:02 PM IST

    ‘Yes there is a breach': SC on PM's alleged security breach 

    Hearing the petition on an alleged breach in the Prime Minister's security, the Supreme Court asserts, "Yes there is a breach and Punjab government has admitted as well. The question is if an inquiry is held, what will be its scope. If you want to take disciplinary action against officers what remains for this court to look into?"

  • Jan 10, 2022 11:35 AM IST

    PM security breach: SC begins hearing on plea seeking court monitored probe

    The Supreme Court begins hearing on a peition seeking court monitored probe into the alleged security breach of the Prime minister. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, tells Supreme Court that showcause notices were issued to DG and Punjab Chief Secretary before the proceedings of Central govt's Committee was halted. No hearing done by the committee appointed, he says, as per ANI. 

  • Jan 10, 2022 11:09 AM IST

    Djokovic wins fresh deportation delay

    An Australian judge has agreed to delay any effort to deport tennis star Novak Djokovic to late Monday, as his court case continues in Melbourne, reports AFP.

  • Jan 10, 2022 11:04 AM IST

    Rain, snowfall bring in cold in north India: What is the reason behind it?

    The entire north India has been reeling under severe cold wave conditions, with mercury plunging to sub-zero levels in upper reaches of the Himalayas. Heavy rainfall has made the matters worse, bringing the day chill across the region. Read More

  • Jan 10, 2022 10:36 AM IST

    Myanmar's Suu Kyi convicted on new charges, jailed for four years: Report

    A Myanmar junta court on Monday convicted Aung San Suu Kyi of three criminal charges, sentencing her to four years in prison in the latest round of a legal onslaught against the ousted civilian leader.

    A source with knowledge of the case told AFP the 76-year-old was found guilty of two charges related to illegally importing and owning walkie-talkies and one of breaking coronavirus rules.

  • Jan 10, 2022 10:00 AM IST

    ‘Govt committed to…’: Mandaviya as India begins administering precautionary dose

    The central government is committed to provide ‘extra security cover’ to health care and frontline workers, said Union health minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday, as India began administering ‘precautionary dose’ of Covid-19 vaccines to health care and frontline staff, as well as citizens with comorbidities aged 60 and above. Read More

  • Jan 10, 2022 09:12 AM IST

    Covid-19 active cases in India top 700,000; tally rises by 179,723

    For fourth straight day, India sees spike in daily Covid-19 tally at 179,723; active cases top 700,000. 

  • Jan 10, 2022 07:22 AM IST

    Fire breaks out in a Mumbai godown; no casualities

    A level-2 fire broke out in a wooden godown near Mustafa Bazar in the Byculla area of Mumbai. 8 fire brigades reached on the spot to control the fire; no casualties reported so far, reports news agency ANI citing Mumbai Fire Brigade.

  • Jan 10, 2022 07:10 AM IST

    Over 300 Delhi police personnel test positive for Covid-19

    Over 300 Delhi Police personnel, including the Public Relations Officer (PRO) and Additional Commissioner Chinmoy Biswal, test Covid-19 positive,  Delhi Police

  • Jan 10, 2022 06:40 AM IST

    US comedian and 'Full House' star Bob Saget found dead: police

    Bob Saget, the US comedian who delighted millions as the star of television's "Full House" in the 1980s and 1990s, has been found dead in a Florida hotel room, the local sheriff said Sunday.

    "Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case," the Orange County Sheriff's office tweeted from its verified account.

  • Jan 10, 2022 06:23 AM IST

    Health minister Mandaviya to chair Covid-19 review meeting with 5 states, 1 UT today

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya will on Monday chair a meeting to review the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in five states and one Union territory (UT), news agency PTI reported.

  • Jan 10, 2022 06:18 AM IST

    Breach in PM Modi's security: Supreme Court to hear petition today

    The Supreme Court on Monday will hear a petition seeking a court-monitored investigation into the alleged security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab last week. The Prime Minister's convoy had to spend 15-20 minutes on a flyover due to a blockade by protesters.

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Rahul attacks BJP as Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra arrives in Rajasthan

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