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JUN 22, 2021 09:55 PM IST
Pimpri Chinchwad vaccination centre to be closed on Wednesday
Vaccination will not happen in Pimpri Chinchwad tomorrow as workers of vaccination centres will be given weekly off, says Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation.
JUN 22, 2021 09:01 PM IST
Maharashtra's daily Covid-19 cases soar to 8,470, new deaths at 188
Maharashtra's daily Covid-19 increased by 8,473 on Tuesday. The overall number of infection now stands at 5,987,521.
JUN 22, 2021 08:57 PM IST
Delta Plus a 'Variant of Concern' in India: Health ministry
Indian health ministry declared Delta Plus variant of coronavirus, a 'Variant of Concern' in India.
JUN 22, 2021 08:50 PM IST
Maharashtra vaccinates 5.52 lakh people against Covid-19
5.52 lakh people vaccinated against Covid-19 in Maharashtra today, informs state health department.
JUN 22, 2021 08:39 PM IST
Sitharaman asks Infosys to resolve all issues with new income tax portal
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman asked Infosys to address all issues (in new Income Tax Portal) in a meeting today. "Without further loss of time, improve their services, redress grievances on priority as it was impacting taxpayers adversely," said the finance ministry.
JUN 22, 2021 08:36 PM IST
China raises new militias of Tibetan youth, deploys 1st batch in Chumbi Valley
China’s military has raised new militias comprising Tibetan youths in the strategic Chumbi Valley in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) as part of enhanced efforts to recruit more Tibetans amid the standoff with India on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), people familiar with the developments said on condition of anonymity citing intelligence reports. Read more
JUN 22, 2021 08:01 PM IST
3,709 fresh cases, 139 deaths in Karnataka
Karnataka on Tuesday reported 3,709 new cases, 8111 discharges and 139 deaths. The number of active cases in the state is at 1,18,592. While the death stands at 34,164.
JUN 22, 2021 07:06 PM IST
Congress to participate in all-party meeting in J&K
Congress to participate in the scheduled meeting of all parties of Jammu and Kashmir on June 24. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Congress President Sonia Gandhi today, Ravinder Sharma, Chief spokesperson, Jammu & Kashmir Congress announced.
JUN 22, 2021 06:36 PM IST
Delhi reports 134 fresh cases of Covid-19
Delhi reports 134 new Covid-19 cases, 467 recoveries and 8 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of active cases in the city now stands at 1,918. The death toll is at 24,933.
JUN 22, 2021 06:28 PM IST
'BJP's silence definitely hurts', says Chirag Paswan amid LJP feud
Chirag Paswan, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader, said on Tuesday he expected the BJP to help sort things during the tussle between the 38-year-old and his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras to retain control of the outfit. Read More
JUN 22, 2021 06:02 PM IST
Taliban capture Afghanistan's main Tajikistan border crossing
The Taliban captured Afghanistan's main border crossing with Tajikistan, an Afghan provincial official and army officer said Tuesday, with some security forces abandoning their posts and fleeing across the frontier.
JUN 22, 2021 05:43 PM IST
DCGI likely to give clearance to Covaxin today: Report
Bharat Biotech's Covaxin is likely to get clearance from Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Tuesday, news agency reported quoting sources.
JUN 22, 2021 05:01 PM IST
Completely possible for us to cover rural areas: Dr VK Paul
More than half of the doses administered over the last few weeks were inoculated in rural areas, which makes it clear that rural outreach is possible. We are fully hopeful and confident that it's completely possible for us to cover rural areas, said Dr VK Paul, Niti Aayog member.
JUN 22, 2021 04:59 PM IST
Rural coverage of vaccines remarkably emphasized: Health ministry
Rural coverage of vaccines has been remarkably emphasized, says Union health ministry in a statement on Tuesday. In a press briefing, VK Paul said, "63.7% of the total vaccine doses administered on Monday were in villages and 36% in urban areas."
JUN 22, 2021 04:25 PM IST
ITBP shuts Covid centre in Delhi
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on Tuesday closed its Covid centre in Delhi's Chhawla area due to no admission of patients since last few days. Quarantine centre for jawans will remain active, news agency ANI reported.
JUN 22, 2021 03:02 PM IST
Covaxin shows 77.8% efficacy in phase 3 trial data: Report
Covaxin shows 77.8 % efficacy in phase 3 trial data in review by subject expert committee (SEC), news agency ANI reported citing sources.
JUN 22, 2021 02:11 PM IST
Not looking to ban flash sales on e-commerce sites, says Centre
The Consumer affairs ministry clarified on Tuesday that the Centre is not looking to ban flash sales on Flipkart, Amazon and other such sites, adding the e-commerce rules are not final. A flash sale is an instant, unannounced sales event that offers huge discounts for a limited period of time.
JUN 22, 2021 01:42 PM IST
90% personnel of Haryana Police administered first Covid vaccine dose
Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) Manoj Yadav said on Tuesday that 90 per cent of the state's police personnel have received the first dose of the vaccine against the Covid-19 disease. The vaccination drive for them started on February 4. "So far, 53,924 officers and jawans have got the first anti-Covid shot and more than 38,988 have received both doses," Yadava said in a statement.
JUN 22, 2021 01:21 PM IST
Jharkhand records 122 new Covid -19 cases, 1 more death
Jharkhand's caseload of the Covid-19 disease climbed to 344,665 on Tuesday after 122 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department's bulletin. Only one person succumbed to the viral during this period, taking the state's toll to 5,100.
JUN 22, 2021 12:34 PM IST
Farooq Abdullah, 2 others to attend PM Modi's all-party meet on J&K
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah announced on Tuesday that he along with Mehbooba Mufti and Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami will be attending Prime Minister Narendra Modi's all party meeting on J&K on June 24.
JUN 22, 2021 12:13 PM IST
Narada case: SC judge recuses himself from hearing Bengal CM’s petition
Justice Aniruddha Bose, a Supreme Court judge, recused himself on Tuesday from hearing petitions of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and state law minister Moloy Ghatak challenging the Calcutta high court order to deny them from filing an affidavit in connection with the 2016 Narada sting case. Read more
JUN 22, 2021 12:00 PM IST
5 cases of Delta plus variant reported in MP till now
Madhya Pradesh health minister Prabhuram Choudhary said on Tuesday that the state has so far recorded five cases of the Delta plus variant of the Covid-19 disease.
JUN 22, 2021 11:16 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi releases white paper on mismanagement of Covid
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday released a white paper on the mismanagement of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic and said the aim of this report is not to point fingers at the government. Read more
JUN 22, 2021 10:40 AM IST
Minimum temperature in Delhi rises
Residents of the national capital woke up to a warm morning on Tuesday as the minimum temperature settled at 32.6 degrees Celsius. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the maximum temperature is like to settle around 38 degrees Celsius.
JUN 22, 2021 09:49 AM IST
Sensex surges 326 points to record high of 52,901; Nifty opens at 15,847
Sensex surges 326.27 pts to lifetime intra-day record of 52,900.73 in opening session; Nifty rallies 100.30 pts to 15,846.80.
JUN 22, 2021 09:49 AM IST
India's daily Covid-19 tally falls to 42,640; active cases go below 700,000
India on Tuesday recorded 42,640 cases and 1,167 deaths due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), taking the caseload and death toll to 29,977,861 and 389,302 respectively, according to the Union health ministry’s update at 8am. Read more
JUN 22, 2021 08:53 AM IST
Cong leader Rahul Gandhi to release white paper on Covid at 11am
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will hold a press conference today at 11am where he will release a white paper on Covid-19.
JUN 22, 2021 08:42 AM IST
Petrol and diesel rates hiked after one-day pause
Oil marketing companies (OMCs) on Tuesday hiked fuel prices across the country, a day after keeping the rates unchanged. Petrol and diesel prices were hiked by 25-28 paise per litre at 6am on the day. Read more
JUN 22, 2021 08:14 AM IST
Delta plus variant of coronavirus spreading in India, 3 states report cases
As India continues to fight the second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, it is also struggling to control the increasing spread of the Delta variant, which has further mutated as Delta plus. Read more
JUN 22, 2021 07:42 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh administers over 1.67 million Covid vaccines in last 24 hrs
As the central began a mega vaccination drive from Monday, where doses are being administered to people above 18 years free of cost, Madhya Pradesh administered a record total of 1,673,858 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, news agency ANI reported. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Monday that Madhya Pradesh had topped all other states in terms of Covid-19 vaccination.
JUN 22, 2021 07:03 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh aims to vaccinate entire state population with first dose by July 25: CM Thakur
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jairam Thakur said the state government will vaccinate 100 per cent of the population with the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19, adding there is no shortage of doses. "There is no shortage of vaccines, about 5 lakh doses available at present. By June 25, we are aiming to have 100 per cent population vaccinated with the first dose in tribal areas like Lahaul-Spiti, and other areas," Thakur said while speaking to reporters.
JUN 22, 2021 07:02 AM IST
Amarinder vs Sidhu battle reaches Delhi: Punjab CM to meet Congress panel today
The Congress party has stepped up its efforts to end the feud between Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and party MLA Navjot Sidhu. Read more
JUN 22, 2021 05:56 AM IST
Ready for talks ‘anytime’ with North Korea, says Biden envoy
The United States special representative for North Korea, Sung Kim said the US was ready for talks “anywhere, anytime” with North Korea. “We continue to hope that the DPRK will respond positively to our outreach and our offer to meet anywhere, anytime, without preconditions,” Kim said.
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