Highlights: Formal sector emerged well from Covid-19 crisis, says CEA

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  • Nov 30, 2021 09:53 PM IST

    Karnataka govt makes RT-PCR testing mandatory for all int'l passengers arriving in state

    The Karnataka government has made RT-PCR testing mandatory for all the international passengers arriving in the state, ANI reported state health minister Dr Sudhakar as saying.

  • Nov 30, 2021 09:49 PM IST

    RT-PCR test, self-isolation must for int'l passengers arriving in Goa

    The Goa government on Tuesday decided to make RT-PCR test and self-isolation mandatory for all the international passengers arriving in the coastal state while those coming from the 12 "high risk" countries, where the Omicron variant of coronavirus was detected, will be quarantined for 14 days.

  • Nov 30, 2021 08:34 PM IST

    No Inner Line Permit/ RAP/ PAP passes likely to be issued to foreign nationals visiting Sikkim: State govt

    No Inner Line Permit/ RAP/ PAP passes may be issued to foreign nationals visiting Sikkim: Home Department, Government of Sikkim

  • Nov 30, 2021 08:14 PM IST

    6 passengers from South Africa, other ‘high-risk nation’ tested positive for Covid-19, reports ANI citing Maha's public health dept

    “There are 6 passengers who arrived from South Africa or other high-risk countries and tested positive for Covid-19; one each in Mumbai Corporation, Kalyan-Dombivali Corporation, Meera-Bhayandar Corporation & Pune; two from Nigeria in Pimpri-Chinchwad corporation,” news agency ANI quoted Maharashtra's public health department as saying,

    All the samples have been sent for genomic sequencing and their contact tracing exercise is underway. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 07:47 PM IST

    Formal sector has emerged well from Covid-19 crisis: Chief economic advisor

    Chief economic advisor, Dr Krishnamurthy Subramanian, on Tuesday said that the formal sector has emerged well from Covid-19 crisis. 

    “Financial sector has emerged stronger & manufacturing sector shows that India in this decade should grow,” he added.

  • Nov 30, 2021 07:12 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu extends existing restrictions in state till December 15

    The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday extended existing restrictions and relaxations in the state till December 15. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    Amit Shah to spend night near India-Pak border in Rajasthan

    Union home minister Amit Shah will spend a night near the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan on December 4, news agency ANI reported people familiar with the matter as saying.

  • Nov 30, 2021 05:58 PM IST

    Covid-19 restrictions in West Bengal to continue till December 15

    All existing Covid-19 restrictions and relaxations in West Bengal will continue till December 15. 

    All outdoor activities, including movement of people and vehicles, shall continue to remain prohibited between 11pm to 5am. Only services relating to health services, law and order and essential commodities will be exempted. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    India's GDP grew by 8.4% in the second quarter of 2021-22

    India's GDP grew by 8.4% in the second quarter of 2021-22, compared to a 7.4% contraction a year ago, according to government data.

  • Nov 30, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    A Zambia returnee tests positive for Covid-19 in Maharashtra, reports ANI

    A person, who had returned to Pune from Zambia on November 25, has tested positive for Covid-19, tweeted news agency ANI. His sample has been sent for genome sequencing and the report is awaited.

  • Nov 30, 2021 04:41 PM IST

    'Need to be prepared..': Delhi CM Kejriwal amid omicron variant scare

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday that he held a meeting with officials over the omicron variant that has sparked widepsread concerns. “We need to be prepared as responsible governments...As far as the beds are concerned, we have prepared 30,000 oxygen beds and around 10,000 of these are ICU beds,” Arvind Kejriwal said during a press conference.

  • Nov 30, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    EU drugs agency can clear omicron shot in 4 Months if needed: Report

    The European Medicines Agency would use expedited procedures to approve new versions of the Covid-19 vaccines to address the omicron variant should the current ones prove insufficient to fight it off, reported news agency Bloomberg.

    “A lot of this work will have to go on at the company level at this stage, but I want to assure you that we’re working with the companies and with other regulators to make sure that we’re as prepared and ready as possible to deal with these consequences,” the news agency quoted Emer Cooke, the agency’s director, as telling the European Parliament on Tuesday.

  • Nov 30, 2021 03:19 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow

    The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till December 1.

  • Nov 30, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    No information on alleged meeting between Param Bir Singh & Sachin Vaze: Mumbai Police commissioner

    “We do not have any information on the alleged meeting between former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh and his former associate Sachin Vaze,” news agency ANI quoted Mumbai Police commissioner Bipin Kumar Singh as saying on Tuesday.

  • Nov 30, 2021 02:25 PM IST

    Delhi HC seeks Centre's reply on live streaming proceedings on pleas to recognise same sex marriages

    The Delhi HC on Tuesday sought the Centre's reply on live streaming proceedings on pleas to recognise same sex marriages under special, Hindu, and  foreign marriage law in India.

  • Nov 30, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    Centre extends existing Covid-19 guidelines till Dec 31

    The existing Covid-19 guidelines have been extended till December 31, 2021, the Union home ministry announced today. Also, in the wake of the emergence of omicron variant, the ministy has stressed on the strict compliance with the Union health ministry's advisory on November 25. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 12:24 PM IST

    Centre says no omicron cases in India yet

    No cases of the omicron Covid-19 variant has been detected in India so far, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in Rajya Sabha during Question Hour.

  • Nov 30, 2021 11:32 AM IST

    City court cancels non-bailable warrant against ex-Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh in extortion case

    The Espalande Court in Mumbai cancelled the non-bailable warrant against former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh in the extortion case. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 10:50 AM IST

    Modi discusses govt's Winter Session strategy with his top ministers

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting to discuss the strategy for Parliament's Winter Session with top Union ministers including Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman.

  • Nov 30, 2021 10:40 AM IST

    Uddhav Thackeray to not meet Mamata Banerjee during her Mumbai visit due to health reasons

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray would not be meeting Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee due to health related concerns, reports ANI citing the Shiv Sena party. Banerjee is on a visit to Mumbai and was scheduled to meet with Thackeray.

  • Nov 30, 2021 10:32 AM IST

    Uttarakhand to test all attending PM Modi's rally in state on Dec 4 for Covid-19

    The Uttarakhand state government will conduct rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 on all people who will be attending Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in the state on December 4, reports ANI. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 10:12 AM IST

    Myanmar court delays verdict in deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi's incitement trial, reports AFP

    Myanmar court delayed its verdict in the incitement trial of country's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, reports AFP.

  • Nov 30, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    India reports 6,990 new Covid-19 cases, 190 deaths in 24 hours

    As many as 6,990 new Covid-19 cases and 190 deaths were reported across the country in the last 24 hours. The active caseload fell further to 100,543, the lowest in 546 days, the Union health ministry said. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 09:12 AM IST

    Union health secretary to chair review meeting with states on Omicron variant today

    Union health secretary to hold review meeting with states regarding the omicron Covid-19 variant today at 10:30am.

  • Nov 30, 2021 08:58 AM IST

    Delhi's air quality index at 362, presently in ‘very poor’ category

    With an overall Air Quality Index of 362, the air quality in Delhi remained at the ‘very poor’ category, reports ANI citing data from the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). 

  • Nov 30, 2021 08:12 AM IST

    ‘Always condemned acts of violence, human rights violations in Syria’, says India's permanent mission to UNGA

    India always condemned acts of violence and human rights law violations in Syria, said Pratik Mathur, counsellor in India's permanent mission to the United Nations General Assembly, reports ANI. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 07:37 AM IST

    ‘Car makers will be asked to make engines that run on 100% bio-ethanol’: Nitin Gadkari

    Union minister Nitin Gadkari said that car makers will be asked to make engines that can run on 100% bio-ethanol, reports ANI. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 07:13 AM IST

    Karnataka govt says international passengers testing Covid negative to be in quarantine for 7 days

    Karnataka state government said that international passengers testing Covid negative on arrival in Bengaluru to be placed under seven-day quarantine and would be tested again after a week, reports ANI. 

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No mask for children below 5: Centre releases revised Covid-19 guidelines

  • In the guidelines, the Union health ministry said that Steroids for treatment of Covid-19 should be done at the right time and for the right duration, and must be avoided in the first three to five days since the onset of symptoms.
Children aged 12 and above can wear masks under the same conditions as that of an adult, the Union health ministry's revised Covid-19 guidelines said on Thursday, January 20, 2022. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Children aged 12 and above can wear masks under the same conditions as that of an adult, the Union health ministry's revised Covid-19 guidelines said on Thursday, January 20, 2022. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 11:07 PM IST
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Omicron vs Delta: 5 things Centre flags as Covid 3rd wave surges in India

In the second wave of the pandemic, India was reporting daily toll of over 3,000. It is over 300 in the third wave, the health ministry said. 
People not adhering to social distancing norms crowd in Amritsar. (PTI)
People not adhering to social distancing norms crowd in Amritsar. (PTI)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 10:58 PM IST
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Stop auction of farmers’ land for non-payment of loans, orders Ashok Gehlot

The auctioning of agricultural land of farmers who failed to repay loans has led to protests in Rajasthan. The opposition has demanded a complete farm loan waiver.
The opposition BJP has targeted the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan over the auctioning of agricultural land in the state. (File Photo)
The opposition BJP has targeted the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan over the auctioning of agricultural land in the state. (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 10:51 PM IST
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Manipur: More than 15,000 arms deposited ahead of elections

Around 58 percent of the licensed arms have been deposited since the enforcement of the model code of conduct for the upcoming assembly elections in Manipur.
There are 25,299 licensed arms in Manipur. The chief electoral officer (CEO) said that the state hopes to get more arms deposit ahead of the upcoming assembly polls than what was achieved in the 2017 polls.
There are 25,299 licensed arms in Manipur. The chief electoral officer (CEO) said that the state hopes to get more arms deposit ahead of the upcoming assembly polls than what was achieved in the 2017 polls.
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 10:08 PM IST
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Amar Jawan Jyoti to be merged with flame at National War Memorial tomorrow

The Amar Jawan Jyoti was constructed as a memorial at Delhi's India Gate for Indian soldiers who were killed in action in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, which India won, leading to the creation of Bangladesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying tribute at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in Delhi on the occasion of 70th Republic Day in 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying tribute at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in Delhi on the occasion of 70th Republic Day in 2019.
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 10:00 PM IST
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Amid record Covid-19 surge in Kerala, lockdown-like curbs on next two Sundays

Kerala: Sunday curfew announced. Based on the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation report received by the disaster management authority every Thursday from the department of health, it will divide into districts into three zones – A, B, and C with differing levels of curbs.
Only essential services will be allowed to operate in Kerala on January 23 and January 30. (File Photo / HT)
Only essential services will be allowed to operate in Kerala on January 23 and January 30. (File Photo / HT)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 09:28 PM IST
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Infectious disease expert says Omicron wave hits 8 countries. India one of them

Covid-19 third wave in India has contrasting pictures coming from states. While Maharashtra has decided to reopen schools from coming Monday, Kerala will observe Sunday lockdowns for two coming weeks. 
Covid-19 patients participate in a yoga session at a Covid care centre in Kanyakumari. (PTI)
Covid-19 patients participate in a yoga session at a Covid care centre in Kanyakumari. (PTI)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 09:25 PM IST
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At Mauritius event, PM Modi spotlights India’s development partnership approach

PM Narendra Modi said India’s approach to development partnership is based on “the needs and priorities of our partners and respects their sovereignty”, an apparent reference to China’s Belt and Road Initiative that has been criticised for creating a “debt trap”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the inauguration of India-assisted social housing units project, civil service college and 8MW Solar PV Farm projects in Mauritius on Thursday. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the inauguration of India-assisted social housing units project, civil service college and 8MW Solar PV Farm projects in Mauritius on Thursday. (ANI)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 09:22 PM IST
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News updates from HT: 3rd wave of Covid hits South, over 46,000 cases in Kerala

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
A man looks out from a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) ward in the Government Medical College Hospital in Manjeri, in the Malappuram district of the southern state of Kerala. (Reuters / Representational Image)
A man looks out from a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) ward in the Government Medical College Hospital in Manjeri, in the Malappuram district of the southern state of Kerala. (Reuters / Representational Image)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 08:54 PM IST
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‘There is an atmosphere of tension and violence in the country’: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said the country and the society can progress only by walking on the path of truth and non-violence, while speaking at ‘Azadi ke Amrit Mahotsav se Swarnim Bharat ki Ore’ program by Brahma Kumaris that was virtually attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot addressing the 'Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav se Swarnim Bharat Ki Ore' program by Brahma Kumaris, via video conferencing on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot addressing the 'Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav se Swarnim Bharat Ki Ore' program by Brahma Kumaris, via video conferencing on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 08:45 PM IST
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Goa polls: Utpal Parrikar weighs options as storm brews over BJP’s ticket denial

Utpal Parrikar has reportedly rejected the BJP central leadership’s offer of a ticket to contest from Bicholim seat, 25 kms away from Panaji, represented by his father and former union defence minister late Manohar Parrikar for a long time.
Utpal Parrikar is said to be contemplating to contest as an independent candidate in the upcoming Goa elections. (File: Utpal Parrikar/Twitter)
Utpal Parrikar is said to be contemplating to contest as an independent candidate in the upcoming Goa elections. (File: Utpal Parrikar/Twitter)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 08:00 PM IST
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‘More draconian’: Mamata Banerjee fires another letter to PM Modi over IAS rule change

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s loud protests to the proposed changes to the IAS (Cadre) Rules come after the Centre in May last year ordered then Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay to join the union government on central deputation
West Bengal chief minsiter Mamata Banerjee has sent her second letter to PM Narendra Modi against the IAS (Cadre) Rules (PTI)
West Bengal chief minsiter Mamata Banerjee has sent her second letter to PM Narendra Modi against the IAS (Cadre) Rules (PTI)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 07:57 PM IST
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Covid 3rd wave reaches South: Kerala reports 46,387 cases; Karnataka over 47,000

Kerala reported the highest single-day rise of Covid cases, since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, on Thursday. Bengaluru reported over 30,000 fresh Covid cases in last 24 hours.
A health worker collects a swab sample of a commuter for the Covid-19 test at K R Market in Bengaluru on Thursday. (PTI)
A health worker collects a swab sample of a commuter for the Covid-19 test at K R Market in Bengaluru on Thursday. (PTI)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 07:26 PM IST
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India successfully tests new BrahMos version with higher indigenous content

The BrahMos missile is the fastest cruise missile in the world with a top speed of Mach 2.8 (nearly three times the speed of sound). The defence ministry said the missile tested on Thursday was equipped with advanced indigenous technologies
The new version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was launched from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the Odisha coast. (ANI Photo)
The new version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was launched from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the Odisha coast. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 06:56 PM IST
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Bangalore Talkies: Covid takeaways and New Year resolutions

The new year has turned. Omicron still looms. We are asking ourselves and others about resolutions and Covid takeaways. What changed in our lives? What remained constant?
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Published on Jan 20, 2022 06:32 PM IST
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