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Nov 28, 2021 9:28 PM IST

India makes negative RT-PCR test report, 14-day travel details mandatory for international passengers from Dec 1

The Union health ministry has revised guidelines for international arrivals in India which will come into effect from December 1. Under the revised guidelines, international passengers entering India have to submit 14-days travel details and upload negative RT-PCR test report on Air Suvidha portal before the journey.

Travellers from 'countries at-risk' will need to take the Covid test post-arrival and wait for results at the airport, according to health ministry guidelines.

If tested negative, they have to undergo home quarantine for seven days followed by a re-test on the eighth day. If the test again yields a negative result, they will have to further self-monitor for the next seven days.

“Travellers from countries excluding those 'countries at risk' will be allowed to leave airport and shall self-monitor health for 14 days' post arrival. A sub-section (5% of total flight passengers) shall undergo post-arrival testing at random at the airport on arrival,” the guidelines state. Read full story here

Nov 28, 2021 9:10 PM IST

Tejashwi says Lalu Yadav's sugar level fluctuating

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav said that his father and party chief Lalu Prasad was taken to AIIMS, Delhi after he complained of fever and weakness. The Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly said that Lalu Yadav's sugar level is fluctuating.

Nov 28, 2021 8:12 PM IST

Indians can leave Israel as long as flights are available, says Israeli Ambassador

Israeli Ambassador to India Naor Gilon said that Indians can leave Israel as long as flights are available. Amid tightening travel restrictions over the Omicron variant, Gilon said only permanent residents can enter Israel.

"So Indians who have been working, living, studying in Israel already can come in, no problem with that," he added.

Nov 28, 2021 6:56 PM IST

After BJP sweeps Tripura civic polls, PM Modi says 'clear message' from people

Nov 28, 2021 5:28 PM IST

Magnitude-7.5 earthquake strikes northern Peru

The US Geological Survey said a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 has struck northern Peru. While the magnitude was extremely strong, the 112-kilometre depth could reduce damage and casualties, reported Associated Press. The epicenter was of the quake was 42 kilometers north northwest of the coastal city of Barranca.

Nov 28, 2021 5:01 PM IST

BJP sweeps Tripura civic body polls; TMC, CPI(M) fail to open account in Agartala Municipal Corporation

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has swept the civic body elections in Tripura, winning all the seats of the 51-member Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC), the state election commission declared. The opposition Trinamool Congress and Communist Party of India (Marxist) failed to open their account in the AMC.

Nov 28, 2021 4:09 PM IST

Meeting of NDA parties' floor leaders in both Houses begins at Parliament

The meeting of NDA parties' floor leaders in both Houses began after the conclusion of the BJP Parliamentary Executive Committee meeting at Parliament in New Delhi.

Nov 28, 2021 3:04 PM IST

Karnataka govt suggests postponing all social & cultural, academic events in educational institutions

Karnataka government has suggested educational institutions postpone all social, cultural, and academic events for two months over Covid clusters in some districts.

Nov 28, 2021 2:46 PM IST

PM Modi condoles deaths in Nadia road accident, prays for recovery of injured

"Extremely pained by the loss of lives due to a road accident in Nadia, West Bengal. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover at the earliest," PM Modi tweeted.

Nov 28, 2021 2:05 PM IST

Union health secy asks all states to boost containment, vaccination after Omicron alarm

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan writes to all States/UTs over the Omicron variant of Covid-19, asks them to enforce intensive containment and active surveillance measures and also increase coverage of vaccination.

Nov 28, 2021 1:42 PM IST

All-party meeting convened ahead of Parliament winter session

PM Modi chairs the all-party meeting convened by the government today, ahead of winter session of the Parliament.

Nov 28, 2021 1:34 PM IST

Earthquake of 5.1 magnitude jolts Peru

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 jolted 28 km west of Callao, Peru at 0632 GMT on Sunday, according to the US Geological Survey.

The epicenter, with a depth of 64.45 km, was initially determined to be at 12.0305 degrees south latitude and 77.3749 degrees west longitude, news agency ANI reported, quoting Xinhua.

Nov 28, 2021 1:33 PM IST

Karnataka makes negative RT-PCR report mandatory for travellers from Maharashtra, Kerala

Karnataka government has issued guidelines for travellers from Maharashtra and Kerala. “Production of RT-PCR negative report (irrespective of vaccination status) not older than 72 hours at entry point is mandatory for those arriving from Kerala & Maharashtra. Students who have arrived from Kerala in last 15 days to undergo mandatory RT-PCR test,” the government said.

Nov 28, 2021 1:20 PM IST

Maldives bans travellers from 7 African nations over Omicron Covid variant

Maldives said it was barring travellers from seven African countries from Sunday over concerns about the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, reported Reuters.

Travellers will not be allowed into Maldives from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho and Eswatini, its health ministry said in a statement.

Nov 28, 2021 1:12 PM IST

Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai to chair high-level meet over air pollution

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai will hold a high-level meeting on Monday to review air pollution situation in the capital, news agency PTI quoted officials.

Nov 28, 2021 1:10 PM IST

BJP steers Tripura civic polls, wins 29 out of 51 wards

BJP has won from 29 wards out of 51 wards bagging majority in Agartala Municipal Corporation, as per State Election Commission

Nov 28, 2021 12:33 PM IST

Tripura civic polls: BJP wins 8 municipal bodies, leads in remaining 6

The BJP made a clean sweep in eight municipal bodies and are leading in rest six civic bodies.

The saffron party got 58,821 votes in Agartala Municipal Corporation while Trinamool Congress is in the second position with 22,295 votes and CPM in the third position with 15,960 votes.

Nov 28, 2021 12:24 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee condoles deaths in Nadia accident, assures assistance to kin

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee offers condolences on the loss of lives in the Nadia road accident.

"Government of West Bengal will extend every necessary assistance and support to the kin of the victims," she says.

Nov 28, 2021 12:08 PM IST

Israel closes borders to all foreigners over Omicron outbreak, reports AFP

Israel closes borders to all foreigners over Omicron variant of Covid-19, reports news agency AFP.

Nov 28, 2021 11:51 AM IST

UPTET 2021 cancelled due to paper leak

Citing "unavoidable reasons", Uttar Pradesh-Teachers Eligibility Test (UP-TET)-2021 examination has been cancelled following information of paper leak. UP government will conduct the exam again within a month. Investigation to be conducted by UP STF, basic education minister Satish Dwivedi announced.

He said that fresh date for the test would soon be announced.

Nov 28, 2021 11:41 AM IST

Omicron coronavirus variant makes its way to Australia, 2 confirmed cases in Sydney

Two cases of the new omicron variant of coronavirus disease reported in Sydney, Australia.

Nov 28, 2021 11:12 AM IST

Mann Ki Baat: ‘Bliss of Vrindavan is infinite, attracts people from around world’, says Modi

“Vrindavan attracts people from all around the world. No one can fathom the bliss of Vrindavan, its infinite,” PM Modi said. Follow live updates here

Nov 28, 2021 10:55 AM IST

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi to address the nation at 11am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation in the 83rd episode of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' at 11am today.

Nov 28, 2021 10:34 AM IST

Tripur civic polls: BJP wins wards 18, 35 of Agartala Municipal Corporation

The BJP's Tushar Kanti Bhattacharjee and Abhishek Dutta win from Ward number 35 and Ward number 18 of Agartala Municipal Corporation respectively, reports ANI.

Nov 28, 2021 9:54 AM IST

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to hold Covid-19 review meeting today, reports ANI

Maharashtra chief minsiter Uddhav Thackeray will hold a Covid-19 review meeting today with all Divisional Commissioners and Collectors.

Nov 28, 2021 9:18 AM IST

India reports 8,774 new Covid-19 cases, deaths up by 621

India reported a daily rise of 8,774 Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking the country's tally to 3,45,72,523. A total of 621 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, while the active cases dropped significantly.

Nov 28, 2021 8:30 AM IST

Pakistani national detained for crossing over to India handed over as goodwill gesture

One Pakistani national who inadvertently crossed over into Indian territory was handed over to Pakistan Rangers by BSF on 27th November as a goodwill gesture and on humanitarian grounds. The man had crossed international border (IB) and was detained on 26th November, BSF Punjab Frontier told news agency ANI.

Nov 28, 2021 8:21 AM IST

25 students of Odisha school test positive for Covid-19

Twenty five students of Govt (SSD) Girls' High School, Chamakpur, Odisha have tested positive for Covid-19.

The situation is under control & is being monitored by our medical team. The health condition of the students is stable, said Dr Rupavanoo Mishra,Chief District Medical Officer, Mayurbhanj.

Nov 28, 2021 7:53 AM IST

Union parliamentary affairs minister to meet floor leaders at 9:30am today

Ahead of the winter session of Parliament, a meeting of Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi with floor leaders of political parties is scheduled to take place in Parliament at 9:30 am today.

The Winter Session will commence on Monday, November 29.

Nov 28, 2021 6:59 AM IST

No fog conditions in Delhi today: IMD

No fog conditions reported at 5:30am today. Shallow fog with visibility in the range of 500-1000m is being reported in Delhi. Moderate fog with a visibility of 200m reported in Lucknow and Gaya, states India Meteorological Department.

Nov 28, 2021 6:43 AM IST

Kisan mahapanchayat: Farmers to discuss MSP demand, other issues in Mumbai today

“In the 'Kisaan Mazdoor Mahapanchayat' (to be held today in Mumbai), all farm-related issues including demand for all crop MSP, implementation of Swaminathan report, unemployment and other issues will be discussed,” says BKU leader Rakesh Tikait.

Nov 28, 2021 6:33 AM IST

BSF, Assam police recover Yaba tablets worth ₹12.96 crore in Karimganj

Border Security Force (BSF) and Assam Police apprehended one person and recovered 2.59 lakh Yaba tablets from him in a joint operation in Karimganj district of the state on Sunday. According to BSF, these tablets are worth 12.96 crores in the market.

Nov 28, 2021 5:47 AM IST

Himachal Pradesh CM announces new pay scale for state govt employees

“New pay scales for the state govt employees will be effective from January 1, 2016. The pay of January 2022 will be payable in February 2022 as per revised pay scales,” announced Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

“All the pensioners and family pensioners will be given revised pension and other pensionary benefits with effect from January 1, 2016,” he added.

Nov 28, 2021 5:31 AM IST

At 141 metres, world's tallest railway bridge pier coming up in Manipur

The Indian Railways is constructing the world's tallest bridge pier in Manipur which is a part of 111km long Jiribam-Imphal railway project.

The ambitious project will connect the capital of Manipur with the broad gauge network of the country. The bridge, which is being built at a pier height of 141 metres, will surpass the existing record of 139 meter of Mala - Rijeka viaduct, Montenegro in Europe.

Nov 28, 2021 9:18 AM IST

India reports 8,774 new Covid-19 cases, deaths up by 621

India reported a daily rise of 8,774 Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking the country's tally to 3,45,72,523. A total of 621 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, while the active cases dropped significantly.

Nov 28, 2021 8:30 AM IST

Pakistani national detained for crossing over to India handed over as goodwill gesture

One Pakistani national who inadvertently crossed over into Indian territory was handed over to Pakistan Rangers by BSF on 27th November as a goodwill gesture and on humanitarian grounds. The man had crossed international border (IB) and was detained on 26th November, BSF Punjab Frontier told news agency ANI.

Nov 28, 2021 8:21 AM IST

25 students of Odisha school test positive for Covid-19

Twenty five students of Govt (SSD) Girls' High School, Chamakpur, Odisha have tested positive for Covid-19.

The situation is under control & is being monitored by our medical team. The health condition of the students is stable, said Dr Rupavanoo Mishra,Chief District Medical Officer, Mayurbhanj.

Nov 28, 2021 7:53 AM IST

Union parliamentary affairs minister to meet floor leaders at 9:30am today

Ahead of the winter session of Parliament, a meeting of Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi with floor leaders of political parties is scheduled to take place in Parliament at 9:30 am today.

The Winter Session will commence on Monday, November 29.

Nov 28, 2021 6:59 AM IST

No fog conditions in Delhi today: IMD

No fog conditions reported at 5:30am today. Shallow fog with visibility in the range of 500-1000m is being reported in Delhi. Moderate fog with a visibility of 200m reported in Lucknow and Gaya, states India Meteorological Department.

Nov 28, 2021 6:43 AM IST

Kisan mahapanchayat: Farmers to discuss MSP demand, other issues in Mumbai today

“In the 'Kisaan Mazdoor Mahapanchayat' (to be held today in Mumbai), all farm-related issues including demand for all crop MSP, implementation of Swaminathan report, unemployment and other issues will be discussed,” says BKU leader Rakesh Tikait.

Nov 28, 2021 6:33 AM IST

BSF, Assam police recover Yaba tablets worth ₹12.96 crore in Karimganj

Border Security Force (BSF) and Assam Police apprehended one person and recovered 2.59 lakh Yaba tablets from him in a joint operation in Karimganj district of the state on Sunday. According to BSF, these tablets are worth 12.96 crores in the market.

Nov 28, 2021 5:47 AM IST

Himachal Pradesh CM announces new pay scale for state govt employees

“New pay scales for the state govt employees will be effective from January 1, 2016. The pay of January 2022 will be payable in February 2022 as per revised pay scales,” announced Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

“All the pensioners and family pensioners will be given revised pension and other pensionary benefits with effect from January 1, 2016,” he added.

Nov 28, 2021 5:31 AM IST

At 141 metres, world's tallest railway bridge pier coming up in Manipur

The Indian Railways is constructing the world's tallest bridge pier in Manipur which is a part of 111km long Jiribam-Imphal railway project.

The ambitious project will connect the capital of Manipur with the broad gauge network of the country. The bridge, which is being built at a pier height of 141 metres, will surpass the existing record of 139 meter of Mala - Rijeka viaduct, Montenegro in Europe.