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Jan 18, 2022 11:09 PM IST
Delhi govt to deploy senior nursing officers as nodal officers in private hospitals
Delhi government will deploy its senior nursing officers as nodal officers in private hospitals to monitor the management of Covid-19 patients and vaccination, reports ANI.
Jan 18, 2022 09:18 PM IST
3 sailors killed in explosion onboard INS Ranvir at Mumbai’s Naval Dockyard
Three sailors died and several others were injured in a blast that occurred onboard Indian Navy destroyer INS Ranvir, in Mumbai harbour.
Jan 18, 2022 08:25 PM IST
Maharashtra logs 39,207 Covid-19 cases, 53 deaths in last 24 hours
Maharashtra saw 39,207 new Covid-19 cases and 53 deaths in the last 24 hours, higher than 31,111 cases and 24 fatalities reported a day before.
The total caseload in the state reached 7,282,128 and the death toll mounted to 141,885.
Jan 18, 2022 08:14 PM IST
TN's tableau, rejected from R-Day parade, to be displayed at Chennai: CM Stalin
Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin said that the state's tableau which was excluded from the Republic Day parade this year will be displayed at Chennai and other major cities of the state for the public.
Jan 18, 2022 08:12 PM IST
Ensure 15 to 18 age group jabbed with Covaxin: Bharat Biotech tells healthcare workers
Bharat Biotech, makers of the Covaxin Covid-19 vaccine, have asked healthcare workers to ensure that beneficiaries 15 and 18 years of age are administered only their shot, which has been approved.
Jan 18, 2022 07:19 PM IST
Mumbai’s daily Covid cases rise marginally to 6149; city sees 7 more deaths
Mumbai saw a slight spike in its daily Covid tally with 6,149 new cases which took the total caseload to 1,011,967. Also, seven more people died on the day and the death toll mounted to 16,476.
Jan 18, 2022 06:49 PM IST
Delhi's daily Covid cases fall to 11,684
The national capital continued a downward trend it its daily Covid-19 tally with 11,684 infections reported in the last 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 17,34,181.
Jan 18, 2022 06:17 PM IST
Kerala sees 28,481 new Covid-19 cases, 39 deaths
Kerala reported 28,481 new Covid-19 cases and 39 related deaths. The state's active caseload stood at 142,512, reports ANI.
On the day, 83 total deaths were added as per the new guidelines of the central government and the death toll reached 51,026.
Jan 18, 2022 06:16 PM IST
UP assembly polls: BJP releases names of 2 more candidates
The BJP has relased the names of two more candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
Chhatrapal Gangwar will contest from the Baheri legislative constituencey and Bahoranlal Maurya from Bhojipura.
Jan 18, 2022 05:59 PM IST
Delhi shopkeepers protest odd-even rule to check Covid surge
Shopkeepers in Delhi protested against the odd-even rule implemented in the city to check the surge in Covid-19 cases. They demanded the government for allowing them to run their businesses on the weekends citing economic loss due to the pandemic.
Jan 18, 2022 05:55 PM IST
SP MLA Nahid Hasan's bail plea dismissed
A fast track court in Kairana rejected the bail plea of Samajwadi Party MLA and its candidate from the Kairana assembly constituency Nahid Hasan, reports ANI.
Jan 18, 2022 05:50 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee to visit UP on Feb 8, to meet Akhilesh Yadav: SP's Kiranmoy Nanda
Samajwadi Party vice president Kiranmoy Nanda said that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is slated to visit Uttar Pradesh on February 8 and will meet with Akhilesh Yadav for a virtual press conference to be held in Lucknow and Varanasi, reports ANI.
“TMC and Mamata Banerjee don't want to contest in UP. All seats will be given to Akhilesh Yadav,” he said.
Jan 18, 2022 05:39 PM IST
Russia demands US' response on security demands before proceeding with Ukraine talks
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow wanted answers from the US on sweeping security demands before continuing Ukraine talks, reports AFP.
Jan 18, 2022 05:32 PM IST
‘Fraud of the Congress, for the Congress, by the Congress’: FM on Devas-Antrix issue
Responding to questions regarding the Devas-Antrix issue, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that it was a “fraud of the Congress, for the Congress and by the Congress”.
Jan 18, 2022 05:00 PM IST
'GoI didn't appoint arbitrator when Devas went to international arbitration': Nirmala Sitharaman
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that when Devas went for international arbitration, the then Government of India did not appoint an arbitrator, even after it was reminded to appoint one within 21 days.
Jan 18, 2022 04:52 PM IST
WATCH | FM Nirmala Sitharaman addresses media on SC order on Antrix-Devas case
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the media on the Supreme Court's recent judgement about the Antrix-Devas deal.
Jan 18, 2022 04:49 PM IST
FM Nirmala Sitharaman talks about SC judgement on Antrix-Devas case, calls it ‘fraud deal’
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed a press conference and spoke about the Supreme Court verdict on the Antrix-Devas case.
“UPA got cancelled this deal in 2011. It was a fraud deal,” she said.
Jan 18, 2022 04:24 PM IST
Centre asks states, UTs to ramp up Covid testing in strategic manner
The Union health ministry has raised concerns about a decline in Covid-19 testing in many states and Union territories and has asked for the testing be enhanced.
“Increase the testing in a strategic manner keeping in view the trend of case positivity in specific geographies within in your States/UTs,” the ministry said.
Jan 18, 2022 04:18 PM IST
India offers $500 million credit line to Sri Lanka for purchase of petroleum products
India offered credit line of $500 million to Sri Lanka for the purchase of petroleum products. The support from India followed discussions between external affairs minister S Jaishankar and Sri Lankan finance minister Basil Rajapaksa, the Indian high commission in Colombo said.
Jan 18, 2022 04:01 PM IST
AAP to announce Goa CM candidate on Jan 19 in Panaji
Aam Aadmi Party's national convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will announce the party's chief minister candidate for the upcoming Goa assembly polls in a press conference in Panaji on January 19, reports ANI.
Jan 18, 2022 03:38 PM IST
PMLA court rejects former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh’s bail plea in alleged money laundering case
A Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Court rejected the bail plea of former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh.
Deshmukh argued that, though the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a charge-sheet against him, the court had not taken cognisance of it and so he should be granted default bail.
Jan 18, 2022 03:24 PM IST
Congress releases 3rd list of candidates for Goa polls
Congress released its third list of candidates for the upcoming state assembly elections in Goa. Michael Lobo, who recently quit the BJP and joined the Congress has been given the Calangute seat.
Jan 18, 2022 02:59 PM IST
‘We will win by 2/3rd margin’: AAP's Punjab CM candidate Mann
Aam Aadmi Party's CM candidate for the upcoming Punjab polls Bhagwant Mann said that his party will win with two-thirds majority, reports ANI.
“Have to deal with several problems in Punjab. Focus will be on providing jobs to youth. 'Mafia raj' will be abolished. I belong to a middle-class family, never thought of reaching here. Will win seats by 2/3 margin,” he said.
Jan 18, 2022 02:42 PM IST
Rajnath Singh's writes to TN CM Stalin on exclusion of tableau in R-Day parade
Union defence minister Rajnath Singh wrote to Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin, replying to the CM's letter regarding the exclusion of the state's tableau from the Republic Day parade this year.
Jan 18, 2022 02:14 PM IST
Kerala reports 63 new Omicron cases, state tally reaches 591
63 more Omicron confirmed in Kerala today, taking the case tally to 591. Of 591 cases, 401 persons arrived from 'low-risk' countries, 101 persons from 'high-risk' countries, 70 persons were contacts of patients and 19 reached from other States, announced Kerala health minister's office.
Jan 18, 2022 02:12 PM IST
Akhilesh Yadav promises free electricity up to 300 units to domestic users
Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday announced a major subsidy scheme and promised up to 300 units of electricity free to domestic consumers in Uttar Pradesh if voted to power. Read more
Jan 18, 2022 12:42 PM IST
3% voters named Navjot Sidhu as Punjab CM face of AAP, says Kejriwal
Making the announcement, Kejriwal said that 3 per cent of respondents also named Navjot Sidhu as the CM face of AAP in Punjab.
Jan 18, 2022 12:18 PM IST
Bhagwant Mann to be AAP's CM candidate for Punjab assembly elections, announces Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal announces Bhagwant Mann as AAP's chief ministerial candidate for Punjab assembly elections.
"21 lakh plus responses received. Besides Mann, LOP Harpal Cheema, State in-charge Jarnail Singh and co-incharge Raghav Chadha present. "Wherever I went, everyone asked me dulha kaun hoga. We decided to ask 3 crore people of Punjab," says Kejriwal.
Jan 18, 2022 12:17 PM IST
WATCH: Arvind Kejriwal set to announce AAP CM candidate for Punjab
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses press conference to announce the party's chief minister candidate for Punjab.
Jan 18, 2022 11:28 AM IST
PM Modi interacts with BJP workers in Varanasi ahead of UP polls
PM Modi begins interaction with BJP workers of his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi. Modi asks about poll atmosphere in Kashi.
Jan 18, 2022 11:02 AM IST
Noted cartoonist Narayan Debnath, Padma Shri awardee, dies at 98
Prominent cartoonist Narayan Debnath, who received the prestigious Padma Shri in 2021, died at the age of 98 in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Jan 18, 2022 10:33 AM IST
India's cumulative Covid-19 vaccination exceeds 158.04 crore
The Union health ministry said on Tuesday that the total number of vaccinations in India against Covid-19 have exceeded 158.04 crore, adding, nearly 80 lakh doses were administered to eligible beneficiaries in the last 24 hours.
Jan 18, 2022 10:20 AM IST
ED conducts multi raids in Punjab, residence of CM Channi’s nephew being searched
Enforcement Directorate is conducting a raid at Punjab chief minster Charanjit Channi’s nephew Honey’s residence in Homeland Heights. The ED raids are underway at 10 location across Punjab in illegal sand mining case.
Jan 18, 2022 09:24 AM IST
India reports 2,38,018 new Covid cases, 310 deaths in 24 hours; daily positivity rate at 14.43%
India reported 2,38,018 COVID cases (20,071 less than yesterday), 310 deaths, and 1,57,421 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
Jan 18, 2022 08:51 AM IST
North Korea says it was testing “tactical guided missiles”
North Korea says it conducted a test of “tactical guided missiles” in its fourth round of missile launches this month. The announcement comes a day after South Korea’s military detected the North launching two ballistic missiles into the sea.
Jan 18, 2022 08:39 AM IST
Delhi AQI deteriorates to 'very poor' category with AQI at 312
The air quality in the national capital on Tuesday deteriorated to 'very poor' from 'poor' category with an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) at 312, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
Jan 18, 2022 08:22 AM IST
Earthquake of 4.3 magnitude strikes Manipur
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred around 7:52am at Churachandpur, Manipur, 46km East-Northeast of Ngopa, Mizoram, stated National Center for Seismology.
Jan 18, 2022 08:10 AM IST
TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu tests positive for Covid-19
Jan 18, 2022 08:05 AM IST
Al-Qaeda outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind's claim of Delhi bomb scare bogus: Delhi police
Al-Qaeda outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind's claim of Delhi bomb scare bogus, says Delhi police. An unidentified bag carrying an IED was recovered from Ghazipur Flower Market area last week.
Jan 18, 2022 08:01 AM IST
J&K govt takes control of Kashmir Press Club, says it has ‘ceased to exist’
The Kashmir Press Club has “ceased to exist”, the Jammu and Kashmir administration said on Monday as it took back the premises allotted to the largest journalists’ body in the Valley following “dissensions” between two factions, one of which had tacit support from the government.
Jan 18, 2022 06:21 AM IST
Pulwama gets first RT-PCR testing lab amidst 3rd wave of Covid pandemic
Pulwama received its first RT-PCR testing lab amidst the third wave of COVID pandemic.
"Earlier, we had to send samples to Srinagar and reports would come after two days. Now, people can get their test report within a day," an official of the health department said on Monday.
Jan 18, 2022 06:17 AM IST
Multi-layer security cover, facial recognition systems in place across Delhi for R-Day celebration
After the improvised explosive device (IED) was found at Ghazipur Flower Market ahead of the Republic Day and later diffused, the Delhi Police have fortified areas in and around Rajpath with multi-layer security cover, installed facial recognition systems (FRS) and over 300 CCTVs.