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Jan 3, 2022 11:15 PM IST

Punjab adds 419 new Covid-19 cases; active cases at 1,741

Jan 3, 2022 10:39 PM IST

Buildings can be sealed if over 20% flats have Covid patients in them: BMC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said that a building or a wing can be sealed if more than 20% of the occupied number of flats in them have Covid-19 patients in them, reports ANI. 

Jan 3, 2022 10:24 PM IST

PIL in Calcutta HC seeks cancellation of Ganga Sagar Mela this year due to Covid surge

A PIL has been filed in Calcutta High Court today for cancelling the Ganga Sagar Mela this year due to the surge in Covid-19 cases, reports ANI. The matter will be heard on January 5. 

Jan 3, 2022 10:22 PM IST

Bullibai app case: Culprits will soon face the law, says Maharashtra minister after Bengaluru youth detained

“@MumbaiPolice has got a breakthrough.Though we cannot disclose the details at this moment as it may hamper the ongoing investigation, I would like to assure all the victims that we are proactively chasing the culprits & they will face the law very soon,” said Maharashtra minister of state for home (urban) Satej Patil. 

Jan 3, 2022 9:35 PM IST

Mumbai police detains 21-year-old man Bengaluru man in connection with ‘BulliBai’ app

The cyber cell of the Mumbai Police detained a 21-year-old man from Bengaluru in connection with the controversial 'BulliBai' app, reports ANI. 

Jan 3, 2022 8:24 PM IST

Centre restricts physical attendance of govt employees below level of under secretary to 50% as Covid spreads 

The Union government announced that the physical attendance of government employees below the level of under secretary has been restricted to 50%, with the remaining asked to work from home, due to Covid-19, reports PTI. 

Jan 3, 2022 8:20 PM IST

Maharashtra sees 12,160 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths; Omicron tally at 578

Maharashtra reported 12,160 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths as the state's total confirmed cases so far reached 6,712,028 and the death toll climbed to 141,553. 

The state also reported 68 new Omicron cases, taking the tally to 578. 

Of the new cases 40 are from Mumbai, 17 from Pune, four from Nagpur, three from Panvel, one each from Navi Mumbai, Raigad, Satara and Kolhapur. So far, 259 people have been discharged following a negative RT-PCR test.

Jan 3, 2022 7:54 PM IST

Amit Shah holds high level meeting with heads of security forces

Amit Shah conducted a high level security meeting.
Amit Shah conducted a high level security meeting.

Union home minister Amit Shah held a high level national security meeting today with the heads of security forces and intelligence wings of the armed forces.

Jan 3, 2022 7:28 PM IST

Mumbai reports 8,082 new Covid-19 cases, 2 more deaths

With 8,082 new Covid-19 cases and two more related fatalities, the total caseload in Mumbai reached 807,602 and the death toll climbed to 16,379, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. 

Jan 3, 2022 7:24 PM IST

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to 'isolate' after family member, staff test positive for Covid

“A member of my family and one of my staff have tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.

I have tested negative today however the doctor has advised that I remain isolated and test again after a few days,” Priyanka Gandhi said. 

Jan 3, 2022 6:25 PM IST

Bengal slightly eases Covid-19 restrictions on local trains in Kolkata

West Bengal extended the timings of local train services in Kolkata to function until 10pm, reports ANI. On Sunday, the state announced that local train services will function only till 7pm as part of its Covid-19 restrictions. 

Jan 3, 2022 6:19 PM IST

West Bengal civic body polls: State Election Commission bans bike rallies, roadshows

The West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) has banned roadshows and bike rallies ahead of the upcoming municipal polls, reports ANI. 

Also, five people are allowed for door-to-door campaigning while political meetings at indoor locations can have only 50% capacity. 

A maximum of 500 people are allowed for political rallies in open space.

Jan 3, 2022 6:00 PM IST

Sushmita Dev seeks for allowing women MPs to testify on Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2021

TMC MP Sushmita Dev,the only woman member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Women, Children, Youth and Sports wrote to Committee Chairperson Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, requesting him to invoke rule no 84(3) to allow all women MPs to testify before the committee regarding the Child Marriage(Amendment) Bill 2021.

Jan 3, 2022 5:47 PM IST

Over 234,000 in 15-18 age group receive Covid vaccine first dose in TN 

On the first day the national immunisation program against Covid-19 was open to those belonging to the 15 to 18 years age group, 234,175 beneficiaries in Tamil Nadu received their first dose as of 5.30pm.

Jan 3, 2022 5:44 PM IST

DDMA to meet on Tuesday to discuss Covid-19 curbs in Delhi

As the daily positivity rate in Delhi reached 6%, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority is set to meet on Tuesday morning to review the prevailing Covid situation in the national capital.  The positivity rate in the city has breached 6% after 4100 new cases were reported in last 24 hours.

The DDMA is likely to discuss if more restrictions are needed in the city to tackle the spread.

Jan 3, 2022 4:51 PM IST

Delhi reports 4,099 new Covid cases, 1 death in last 24 hours

Delhi reported 4,099 new Covid-19 cases and one death in the last 24 hours. Active caseload stood at 10,986 and the daily positivity rate is at 6.46%, reports ANI. 

Jan 3, 2022 4:25 PM IST

Mumbai shuts schools for classes 1 to 9 till January 31 amid Covid spread

Schools in Mumbai for classes 1 to 9 will be closed till January 31, in view of rising Covid-19 cases, while classes 10 and 12 will continue as scheduled, reports ANI citing the city's civic body. 

Jan 3, 2022 4:10 PM IST

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro urgently hospitalised, reports AFP

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been urgently hospitalised, reports AFP.

Jan 3, 2022 3:55 PM IST

Srinagar police neutralise dreaded LeT terrorist Salim Parray, says IGP Kashmir

Kashmir police said that terrorist Salim Parray of Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit has been killed following the encounter at Srinagar.

Jan 3, 2022 3:07 PM IST

Film director-producer Ekta Kapoor tests positive for Covid-19

Film director and producer Ekta Kapoor tested positive for Covid-19, reports ANI.

Jan 3, 2022 2:46 PM IST

14 people, including 3 cops, set to attend Bihar CM's program, test Covid positive

As many as 14 people, including three police constables, who were to attend the ‘Janta Darbar’ by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, tested positive for Covid-19, reports ANI. 

Jan 3, 2022 2:08 PM IST

84% Covid-19 cases in Delhi in past 2 days were of Omicron variant: Health minister Jain

Delhi health minsiter Satyendar Jain said that 84% of the Covid-19 cases reported in the city in the past 2 days were of the Omicron variant, reports ANI.

“Delhi's expected to report around 4,000 cases today with the positivity rate rising to 6.5%. Currently, 202 patients are admitted to Delhi hospitals,” he said.

Jan 3, 2022 1:50 PM IST

ECI writes to poll-bound states to 'accelerate' pace of Covid-19 vaccination

The election commission of India has written to chief secretaries of five poll-bound states asking them to 'accelerate' the pace of Covid-19 vaccination. The poll body has also expressed concerns over low percentage of first dose inoculation in Manipur, reports news agency ANI, citing sources.

Jan 3, 2022 1:28 PM IST

Sudan PM resigns as deadly crackdown on protesters goes on: Report

Sudan's civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigned Sunday, more than two months after a coup and following another deadly crackdown on protesters, with the military now firmly in control. Read more

Jan 3, 2022 12:17 PM IST

Karnataka likely to announce more Covid-19 containment measures this week, reports PTI

The Karnataka government is considering more containment measures to control the spread of the Coronavirus disease and the state cabinet is likely decide in this regard later this week after consulting experts, reports news agency PTI.

Jan 3, 2022 11:59 AM IST

Over 12 lakh registrations for Covid-19 vaccination of teens so far, reports ANI 

The number of registrations for Covid-19 vaccination of children aged 15-18 has crossed 12 lakh, news agency ANI cites CoWIN data from today.

Jan 3, 2022 11:18 AM IST

Centre requests SC to urgently hear case relating to reservation of EWS for NEET admissions

The central government has requested the Supreme Court to hear urgently the case relating to reservation of Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in NEET admissions for PG medical courses, reports news agency ANI. To which, Justice DY Chandrachud said he would consult Chief Justice of India NV Ramana for hearing the case on Tuesday or the day after.

Jan 3, 2022 11:12 AM IST

Fire breaks out at godown in Mumbai's Ghatkopar; 8 fire engines at spot, reports ANI

A fire on Monday broke out at a godown in Ghatkopar area of Mumbai. At least eight fire engines are present at the spot, reports news agency ANI.

Jan 3, 2022 10:53 AM IST

No community spread: Kerala blames Omicron cases on foreign countries

“There is no community spread [of Omicron variant] in Kerala,” said the state's health minister Veena George on Monday. “Out of the 152 Omicron cases, 50 are from high-risk countries, 84 are from low-risk countries, and only 18 are their contacts. At present, there is nothing to worry about.”  

Jan 3, 2022 10:24 AM IST

Covid-19 has weakened, no need to panic: Yogi Adityanath

Omicron spreads fast but causes very mild disease. The virus has weakened. It is like viral fever but precautions are necessary. However, there is no need to panic: UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath

Jan 3, 2022 9:13 AM IST

India reports 33,750 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

India reported 33,750 new Covid-19 cases and 123 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry data at 8am on Monday. As many as 10,846 people recovered from the disease in the same time span.

Active cases: 1,45,582

Total recoveries: 3,42,95,407

Death toll: 4,81,893

Total vaccination: 1,45,68,89,306

Read more

Jan 3, 2022 8:02 AM IST

Hong Kong news outlet to close amid crackdown on dissent: Report

A Hong Kong online news site said on Sunday that it will cease operations in light of deteriorating press freedoms, days after police raided and arrested seven people for sedition at a separate pro-democracy news outlet, reports news agency AP.

Jan 3, 2022 7:11 AM IST

Death toll in Bhiwani mining incident rises to 5, reports PTI

One more body was pulled out from under the debris at a mining site in Dadam here, taking the death toll to five in an accident triggered by a landslide. Read more

Jan 3, 2022 6:33 AM IST

Vaccination of children aged between 15 and 18 begins today

Amid concerns over the new, highly transmissible Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, India is all set to begin vaccinating the 15 to 18-year-old age group against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) from today. Read more

Jan 3, 2022 11:59 AM IST

Over 12 lakh registrations for Covid-19 vaccination of teens so far, reports ANI 

The number of registrations for Covid-19 vaccination of children aged 15-18 has crossed 12 lakh, news agency ANI cites CoWIN data from today.

Jan 3, 2022 11:18 AM IST

Centre requests SC to urgently hear case relating to reservation of EWS for NEET admissions

The central government has requested the Supreme Court to hear urgently the case relating to reservation of Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in NEET admissions for PG medical courses, reports news agency ANI. To which, Justice DY Chandrachud said he would consult Chief Justice of India NV Ramana for hearing the case on Tuesday or the day after.

Jan 3, 2022 11:12 AM IST

Fire breaks out at godown in Mumbai's Ghatkopar; 8 fire engines at spot, reports ANI

A fire on Monday broke out at a godown in Ghatkopar area of Mumbai. At least eight fire engines are present at the spot, reports news agency ANI.

Jan 3, 2022 10:53 AM IST

No community spread: Kerala blames Omicron cases on foreign countries

“There is no community spread [of Omicron variant] in Kerala,” said the state's health minister Veena George on Monday. “Out of the 152 Omicron cases, 50 are from high-risk countries, 84 are from low-risk countries, and only 18 are their contacts. At present, there is nothing to worry about.”  

Jan 3, 2022 10:24 AM IST

Covid-19 has weakened, no need to panic: Yogi Adityanath

Omicron spreads fast but causes very mild disease. The virus has weakened. It is like viral fever but precautions are necessary. However, there is no need to panic: UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath

Jan 3, 2022 9:13 AM IST

India reports 33,750 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

India reported 33,750 new Covid-19 cases and 123 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry data at 8am on Monday. As many as 10,846 people recovered from the disease in the same time span.

Active cases: 1,45,582

Total recoveries: 3,42,95,407

Death toll: 4,81,893

Total vaccination: 1,45,68,89,306

Read more

Jan 3, 2022 8:02 AM IST

Hong Kong news outlet to close amid crackdown on dissent: Report

A Hong Kong online news site said on Sunday that it will cease operations in light of deteriorating press freedoms, days after police raided and arrested seven people for sedition at a separate pro-democracy news outlet, reports news agency AP.

Jan 3, 2022 7:11 AM IST

Death toll in Bhiwani mining incident rises to 5, reports PTI

One more body was pulled out from under the debris at a mining site in Dadam here, taking the death toll to five in an accident triggered by a landslide. Read more

Jan 3, 2022 6:33 AM IST

Vaccination of children aged between 15 and 18 begins today

Amid concerns over the new, highly transmissible Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, India is all set to begin vaccinating the 15 to 18-year-old age group against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) from today. Read more

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