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Nov 01, 2021 11:26 PM IST
Punjab reports 20 new Covid-19 cases, 1 more death
Punjab on Monday recorded 20 new cases and one more death due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), which pushed the caseload and death toll to 602,420 and 16,560 respectively, according to the health department's bulletin.
Nov 01, 2021 10:24 PM IST
PM Modi proposes LIFE (Lifestyle For Environment) as 'one-word movement' at COP26 summit
“I propose to you today a ‘one-word movement.’ This one word, in the context of climate, can become the basic foundation of one world. This is the word - LIFE i.e. Lifestyle For Environment,” Modi said.
Nov 01, 2021 10:19 PM IST
Paris climate deal was not only a Summit for India, but a commitment: PM Modi at COP26
Narendra Modi said that the Paris Climate Deal was not just a summit for India but a commitment while delivering the National Statement at the COP-26 conference in Glasgow, UK.
Nov 01, 2021 10:18 PM IST
Watch LIVE | PM Modi delivers National Statement at COP-26 conference
PM Modi addressed the COP-26 conference and delivered the National Statement.
Nov 01, 2021 10:06 PM IST
Delhi's Lajpat Nagar market witnesses crowding ahead of Diwali: Report
The Lajpat Nagar market in Delhi continued to witness a high footfall on the day, ahead of Diwali, reports ANI.
Nov 01, 2021 09:35 PM IST
Modi says from drinking water source to affordable housing all need to be made resilient to climate change
PM Modi in his address during the COP-26 conference said that from sources of drinking water to affordable housing, all need to be made resilient to climate change.
Nov 01, 2021 08:56 PM IST
Delhi reports 18 Covid-19 cases, no new deaths in last 24 hours
With 18 new Covid-19 cases, Delhi's cumulative caseload reached 1,439,888. Also, with no new fatalities, the death toll remained at 25,091, Delhi government's medical bulletin showed.
Nov 01, 2021 07:59 PM IST
PM Modi thanks Australian PM Scott Morrison for recognising Covaxin
Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison for Australia's recognition of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. Modi hailed the move an “an important step forward in the post-COVID partnership” between the two countries.
Nov 01, 2021 07:01 PM IST
India’s merchandise exports in April to October 2021 see 54.51% rise from similar period in 2020
India’s merchandise exports in April to October 2021 was USD 232.58 billion, an increase of 54.51% over USD 150.53 billion in April to October 2020 and an increase of 25.45% over USD 185.4 billion in April to October 2019, reports ANI citing government data.
Nov 01, 2021 06:50 PM IST
Maharashtra reports 809 new Covid-19 cases, 10 deaths
With 809 new Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths, Maharashtra's cases tally reached 6,611,887 and the death toll climbed to 140,226. Mumbai added 258 new cases and four deaths to the state's tally. So far, the city has seen 757,007 cases and 16,251 deaths.
Nov 01, 2021 06:11 PM IST
Dinesh K Patnaik appointed next Indian ambassador to Spain
The ministry of external affairs said that Dinesh K Patnaik, who is currently the director general, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Spain, reports ANI.
Nov 01, 2021 06:00 PM IST
Kolkata airport says inbound passengers should be fully vaccinated against Covid or carry negative RT-PCR certificate
Kolkata airport said that all inbound passengers to the state should either be fully vaccinated or carry a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 not older than 72 hours from departure, according to the guidelines of West Bengal government, reports PTI.
Nov 01, 2021 05:21 PM IST
MEA says India's vaccination certificate recognised by Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, State of Palestine, Mauritius, Mongolia
The ministry of external affairs said that India's vaccination certificate has been recognised by Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, State of Palestine, Mauritius and Mongolia.
Nov 01, 2021 05:12 PM IST
Punjab CM announces 11% DA hike for state govt employees
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi announced a 11% hike in dearness allowance to state government employees with effect from July 1. He also said that it will add a burden of Rs. 440 crore per month on state exchequer. However, there was no mention of arrears pending on the DA. The CM said the employees have accepted to call off week long strike and added that he has been assured that there will be no strike by them during remaining period of the government before 2022 polls.
Nov 01, 2021 04:49 PM IST
Indian ambassador to UAE Parvan Kapoor appointed next ambassador to Russia: MEA
Parvan Kapoor, India's current ambassador to the UAE, has been appointed as the next ambassador to Russia, reports ANI citing the ministry of external affairs. Sunjay Sudhir has been appointed as the next Indian ambassador to the UAE.
Nov 01, 2021 04:41 PM IST
Biometric attendance for all staff of all levels to resume from Nov 8
The Union government has made the decision to resume biometric attendance for employees of all levels starting November 8, PTI reported citing the personnel ministry.
Nov 01, 2021 04:27 PM IST
Suspension of IAS officer, who had asked Delhi Police to take action against BJP's Kapil Mishra, revoked by President
President of India on October 14 revoked the suspension of IAS officer Ashish Joshi, who was suspended in 2019 for asking Delhi police to take action against an alleged inflammatory video by BJP's Kapil Mishra. Joshi is back at the Department of Telecom.
Nov 01, 2021 04:07 PM IST
Supreme Court sets aside Calcutta HC blanket ban on sale, use of all firecrackers in West Bengal
The Supreme Court set aside Calcutta High Court's order on a blanket ban on sale, purchase and use of firecrackers in West Bengal during Kali Puja, Diwali celebrations and other festivities to check air pollution amid the Covid-19 pandemic, reports ANI.
Nov 01, 2021 03:30 PM IST
Mumbai crime branch takes custody former cop Sachin Vaze in extortion case
Mumbai Crime Branch took custody of dismissed police officer Sachin Vaze in connection with extortion case registered against him in Goregaon, reports PTI quoting an official.
Nov 01, 2021 03:15 PM IST
Former PM Manmohan Singh recovering from Dengue, wife thanks medical staff of AIIMS, Delhi, ‘well-wishers’
Former PM Manmohan Singh's wife Gursharan Kaul thanked the doctors, nurses and medical staff of AIIMS, Delhi, and his “well-wishers” after Singh returned home from the hospital, reports ANI. She also said that he is recovering from Dengue.
Nov 01, 2021 02:36 PM IST
Drugs-on-cruise case: Prabhakar Sail's lawyers say witness will cooperate with NCB if summoned
The lawyers of Prabhakar Sail, a witness in the drugs-on-cruise case informed the NCB zonal office in Mumbai that he is ready to cooperate in the inquiry if summoned but he hasn't been served any summons yet, reports ANI.
Nov 01, 2021 02:02 PM IST
Sameer Wankhede meets NCSC chairperson, submits caste documents, reports PTI
Narcotics Control Bureau's Mumbai zonal head Sameer Wankhede on Monday presented his original caste papers to prove he is a Dalit to National Commission for Scheduled Castes chairperson Vijay Sampla, reported news agency PTI.
Nov 01, 2021 01:46 PM IST
Mumbai reports 315 fresh Covid-19 cases, 429 recoveries in 24 hours: Mayor Kishori Pednekar
Mumbai has reported 315 fresh Covid-19 cases and 429 recoveries in the past 24 hours, news agency ANI quoted Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar as saying on Monday. “The number of active cases in the city is 3,849,” Pednekar was further quoted as saying in a press conference in Mumbai.
Nov 01, 2021 01:37 PM IST
Delhi court issues notice to Kejriwal, Sisodia in 2018 case
A Delhi court has issued a notice to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy, Manish Sisodia, on a plea challenging their discharge in 2018 chief secretary assault case.
Nov 01, 2021 01:10 PM IST
531 new dengue cases in Delhi last week, reports ANI citing SDMC
As many as 531 new dengue cases were reported in Delhi last week, news agency ANI quoted South Delhi Municipal Corporation as saying. “6 deaths have been reported this year so far, ” the Corporation added.
Nov 01, 2021 12:35 PM IST
Akhilesh Yadav will not contest next year's Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, reports PTI
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said he will not be contesting the next year's Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, reported news agency PTI. The SP Chief further said the alliance with Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) for Uttar Pradesh assembly polls is final, reported PTI.
Nov 01, 2021 12:32 PM IST
Union health minister chairs review meeting on dengue situation in Delhi
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday chaired a review meeting on dengue situation in Delhi. During the meeting, the minister suggested on-ground initiatives like hotspot identification, fogging and timely treatment to control the dengue disease. "Centre is also sending a team of experts to States with rising Dengue cases," news agency ANI quoted him as saying further.
Nov 01, 2021 12:02 PM IST
Australia recognises Covaxin for establishing traveller's vaccination status, reports ANI
The Australian government has recognised Bharat Biotech's Coronavirus vaccine Covaxin for the purpose of establishing a traveller's vaccination status, news agency ANI quoted Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Barry O’Farrell AO, as saying on Monday.
Nov 01, 2021 11:16 AM IST
Japan PM Fumio Kishida declares victory in national elections
Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida declared victory on Monday after leading his ruling coalition to a strong majority in national elections, reported AFP.
The long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior coalition partner Komeito won 293 of the 465 seats in parliament's lower house, the AFP report said, citing local media.
Nov 01, 2021 10:48 AM IST
Taslima Nasreen claims Facebook has banned her account for 7 days
Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has claimed that microblogging website Facebook has banned her account for 7 days for “telling the truth”.
In March, Nasreen alleged that Facebook barred her for using the platform for 24 hours.
Nov 01, 2021 10:32 AM IST
UAE approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for ages 5-11: Report
The United Arab Emirates has approved for emergency use the Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11, Reuters quoted the health ministry as saying in a statement on Monday.
Earlier, the only vaccine approved for use in very young children was the Sinopharm vaccine for ages 3-17, with Pfizer shots being available to children above 12.
Nov 01, 2021 09:45 AM IST
India reports 12,514 fresh Covid-19 cases, 251 deaths in 24 hours
India has reported 12,514 fresh Covid-19 cases and 251 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare. With today's numbers, the Covid-19 tally in India has soared to 3,42,85,814, with the active cases standing at 1,58,817 (lowest in 248 days). A total of 3,36,68,560 people have recovered from the viral disease so far.
Nov 01, 2021 09:34 AM IST
LPG prices forcommercial cylinders hiked from today
LPG prices for commercial cylinders have been increased by ₹266 from Monday. Commercial cylinders weighing 19 kg in Delhi will now cost ₹2000.50 from today onwards, as against ₹1734 earlier, reported news agency ANI.
There has been no increase in domestic LPG cylinders.
Nov 01, 2021 08:46 AM IST
Union health minister to chair review meeting on dengue amid rising cases in Delhi
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya will chair a review meeting on dengue amid rising cases in Delhi at 10am Monday.
Nov 01, 2021 08:34 AM IST
Fuel prices see marginal rise on Monday
Fuel prices were increased marginally on Monday, with petrol being sold at ₹109.69 per litre (up by ₹0.35) and diesel at ₹98.42 per litre (up by ₹0.35) in the national capital.
Likewise, in Mumbai, the price of petrol went up to ₹115.50, while diesel was being sold at ₹106.62.
Nov 01, 2021 07:35 AM IST
FDA delaying decision on Covid-19 vaccine for adolescents, says Moderna
Moderna has said that the US regulators are delaying their decision on its Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 17-year-olds while they study the rare risk of heart inflammation. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration told the company on Friday evening that its review could last until January, Moderna said.
Nov 01, 2021 06:23 AM IST
Australia eases intl. border restrictions for first time during Covid pandemic
Australia eased its international border restrictions on Monday for the first time during the pandemic, allowing some of its vaccinated public to travel freely and many families to reunite, sparking emotional embraces at Sydney's airport. Read more
Nov 01, 2021 06:08 AM IST
PM Modi arrives in UK's Glasgow for COP26 Summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in United Kingdom's Glasgow on Sunday, where he is scheduled to attend the 26th Conference of the Parties or COP26 and hold bilateral talks with his British counterpart Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the United Nations (UN) meet. Read more