LIVE: Madhya Pradesh adds 197 new Covid-19 cases, 315 recoveries

The global Covid-19 tally has surpassed 105,346,100 and 2,296,700 people have died of the infection. Follow latest updates here
A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination site inside a church in the Bronx borough of New York, US, on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.
A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination site inside a church in the Bronx borough of New York, US, on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (Bloomberg File Photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2021 11:08 PM IST
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Covid-19 cases in India have breached the 10.8 million mark. The active caseload, however, has dropped below 149,000 and recoveries from the viral disease too are on a steady rise and have reached 10,510,796, according to figures released by the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Saturday morning.

As 49,59,445 health and frontline workers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease so far, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan has said that inoculation for first of recipients from the general public are likely to begin in March.

The global Covid-19 tally has surpassed 105,346,100 and 2,296,700 people have died of the infection. In the United States, the worst affected nation, the cases have reached 26,804,927 and 459,278 fatalities have been recorded, according to the Johns Hopkins University’s dashboard.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Feb 06, 2021 11:07 PM IST

    Bengal reports only one Covid-19 related death on Saturday; lowest since April

    West Bengal on Saturday added only one death due to the coronavirus disease, which pushed the toll to 10,202, according to the health bulletin. Saturday's death toll has been the lowest since April last year. Meanwhile, the total cases stand at 571,178 after after 197 more people tested positive for the infection.

  • Feb 06, 2021 11:04 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh adds 197 new Covid-19 cases, 315 recoveries

    Madhya Pradesh on Saturday recorded 197 new coronavirus infections which pushed the tally to more than 256,000. One more related death in Betul took the toll to 3,820, a health official told news agency PTI. "315 persons were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the state's recovery count to 250,320," he added.

  • Feb 06, 2021 10:05 PM IST

    Rajasthan reports 97 new Covid-19 cases, one more death

    Rajasthan on Saturday added 97 new cases which took the overall tally to 318,118. One more death pushed the toll to 2,772. The capital city of Jaipur has the highest deaths (516), followed by Jodhpur (303) and Ajmer (222).

  • Feb 06, 2021 09:39 PM IST

    Funeral homes, cemeteries in Bolivia overwhelmed amid surge in Covid-19 deaths

    Corpses in Bolivia have begun to pile up as a fierce 2nd wave of Covid-19 has overwhelmed funeral homes and cemeteries, according to officials, stoking fears the growing backlog could become yet another focal point of infection.

  • Feb 06, 2021 08:32 PM IST

    531 fresh cases push Karnataka's Covid-19 tally to over 942,000

  • Feb 06, 2021 08:23 PM IST

    Gujarat's Covid-19 tally climbs to 263,200; 252 fresh cases logged

    Gujarat on Saturday registered 252 new Covid-19 cases and one death which pushed the overall tally and death toll to 263,200 and 4,394 respectively, the state's health department said. More than 256,000 people have recovered till now and the recovery rate stands at 97.38 per cent

  • Feb 06, 2021 07:53 PM IST

    Maharashtra adds 2,768 new Covid-19 cases, 25 deaths in last 24 hours; total active cases nearing 35,000

  • Feb 06, 2021 07:46 PM IST

    More than 100,000 people vaccinated against Covid in Delhi till now

    Officials told news agency PTI on Saturday that more than 100,000 people had been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the national capital till now adding that the majority of them were healthcare workers. More than 9,200 healthcare workers were administered vaccine doses on Friday.

  • Feb 06, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    States advised to improve coverage, minimise vaccine wastage: Health ministry

    During the briefing, the ministry also said that states and UTs were advised to improve coverage, beneficiary turn-out per session and minimise vaccine wastage.

  • Feb 06, 2021 07:05 PM IST

    Over 5.6 mn people vaccinated against Covid till now, says health ministry

    The Union health ministry said on Saturday that more than 5.6 million have been administered vaccines against the coronavirus (Covid-19) disease. A total of 5,266,175 health care workers have been vaccinated while the remaining 370,693 are frontline workers.

  • Feb 06, 2021 06:59 PM IST

    Vietnam expects to receive first batch of vaccines before March end

    Vietnam is expected to get the first coronavirus vaccines under the COVAX within the first quarter, the government said on Friday adding that number of doses will be between 4.89 million and 8.25 million.

  • Feb 06, 2021 06:54 PM IST

    477 fresh Covid-19 cases push Tamil Nadu's tally to over 841,000

    Tamil Nadu added 477 fresh coronavirus cases, 503 recoveries and 3 deaths on Saturday which took the overall tally to 841,326. The active cases stand at 4,417 while 12,382 people have died till now.

  • Feb 06, 2021 05:57 PM IST

    ‘Early Days’ in Covid lockdown easing plans in UK, says PM Johnson

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that “still early days,” when it comes to lifting strict lockdown restrictions which have been imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) disease. “We have rates of infection in this country still very, very high” he said on Friday.

  • Feb 06, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    Delhi adds 123 Covid-19 cases, 151 discharges, 4 deaths in last 24 hrs

  • Feb 06, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    Andhra Pradesh registers 75 fresh Covid-19 cases, one death

    Andhra Pradesh on Saturday added 75 coronavirus cases and just one death, which pushed the overall tally to over 888,000. A health department bulletin stated that the active cases stood at 1,012 while 880,179 people have recovered till now.

  • Feb 06, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    Iran to begin Covid-19 vaccination drive this week

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced on Saturday that the country will kick start the coronavirus disease vaccine rollout this week by administering Sputnik V vaccine doses to medical workers. The first batch of the Russia-made vaccine had arrived on Thursday.

  • Feb 06, 2021 12:14 PM IST

    Schools for classes 1 to 8 in Odisha to open soon: Minister

    Schools for class 1 to 8 students to open soon in Odisha. Preparation of SOPs for the reopening is in progress, as per School & Mass Education Minister Samir Das.

  • Feb 06, 2021 12:03 PM IST

    Telangana reports 161 new cases, one death

    Telangana reported 161 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 2,95,431. The death toll after one fresh fatality stands at 1,608.

  • Feb 06, 2021 11:46 AM IST

    Andamans record three new Covid-19 cases

    The Andaman islands recorded three new coronavirus infections, taking the union territory's tally to 4,997. The death toll currently stands at 62.

  • Feb 06, 2021 10:55 AM IST

    Jharkhand reports 41 new Covid-19 cases

    Jharkhand reported 41 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 1,18,938. The death toll currently stands at 1,077.

  • Feb 06, 2021 10:45 AM IST

    India approves supply of 1,00,000 vaccine doses to Cambodia

    India approved the supply of 1,00,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Cambodia on an emergency basis.

  • Feb 06, 2021 09:56 AM IST

    India’s active Covid-19 cases drop below 149,000; recoveries over 10.5 mn

    India recorded a 11,713 new cases in the last 24 hours taking the country's infection tally to 10,814,304. While the recoveries from the viral disease have gone up to 10,510,796, the active caseload has fallen below 149,000.

  • Feb 06, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    France reports 22,139 Covid-19 new cases, toll tops 78,000

    The number of new confirmed coronavirus infections in France slowed for the second day in a row but stood well above the 5,000-case threshold to unwind restrictions, while deaths caused by the epidemic rose to 78,603, the health authorities said on Friday.

    A total of 22,139 people tested positive for Covid-19 in France in the past 24 hours, down from 23,448 on Thursday and 26,362 on Wednesday.

  • Feb 06, 2021 09:11 AM IST

    Brazil's Covid-19 death toll tops 230,000

    Brazil reported on Friday 1,239 deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking its death toll to 230,034, the health ministry said. Another 50,872 confirmed cases were detected, bringing its nationwide tally to 9,447,165.

  • Feb 06, 2021 09:00 AM IST

    Joe Biden says minimum wage hike unlikely to be in virus relief bill

    President Joe Biden said he didn’t think his proposed increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour will survive congressional negotiations to pass his broader coronavirus-relief bill.

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Karnataka govt warns medicos against spreading false Covid information

“Medical practitioners, being proficient in both clinical and public health fields, should exercise utmost care and caution while communicating with public on Covid 19,” the statement added.
A health worker collects swab sample for Covid-19 test at KSR Railway Station in Bengaluru. (Agencies)
A health worker collects swab sample for Covid-19 test at KSR Railway Station in Bengaluru. (Agencies)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 01:20 AM IST
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By, Bengaluru

2 cops deputed for Karnataka CM’s security arrested for ‘peddling drugs’

In 2021, the Bengaluru police had arrested 5,644 drug peddlers in 4,275 cases and seized drugs worth around 59 crores.
A police official privy to the matter said that the two constables were part of a drug racket and had been selling marijuana in the capital city. (Agencies)
A police official privy to the matter said that the two constables were part of a drug racket and had been selling marijuana in the capital city. (Agencies)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 01:15 AM IST
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By, Bengaluru

Year after setting up office, Tesla struggling with import duty cut

The Karnataka government has tried to keep the proposed investment under wraps as they believed too much coverage on the issue would adversely impact any plans by the company.
Tesla last year registered a subsidiary company in India. (File photo)
Tesla last year registered a subsidiary company in India. (File photo)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 01:11 AM IST
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BySharan Poovanna

Wearing mask is personal choice, says K’taka minister

Masks and social distancing have been described by many medical experts as the best way to keep safe as it reduces the risk significantly.
The test positivity rate in Karnataka has breached the 22% mark, highest compared to all earlier waves since March 2020. (PTI)
The test positivity rate in Karnataka has breached the 22% mark, highest compared to all earlier waves since March 2020. (PTI)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 01:08 AM IST
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By, Bengaluru

1 yr after doc’s death, engg student held on abetment charges

A year after 25-year-old Bengaluru-based doctor hanged himself, a 22-year-old engineering student from Bhopal was arrested on abetment to suicide charges, said police on Tuesday
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Published on Jan 19, 2022 01:01 AM IST
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By, Bengaluru

Mumbai: Three Navy personnel killed in blast at INS Ranvir

Three naval personnel were killed in a blast around 4:45 pm in the internal compartment of Indian Naval Ship INS Ranvir on Tuesday, a press release issued by the Indian Navy said.
Three Naval personnel died in an explosion onboard INS Ranvir, at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, on Tuesday. (ANI)
Three Naval personnel died in an explosion onboard INS Ranvir, at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 12:54 AM IST
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By, Mumbai

Leopardess, lion die in cage at Chennai zoo

A leopardess and a lion died in a cage at the zoo here due to health issues and the deaths occurred after veterinarians had taken samples from the animals to detect if they were infected by coronavirus, a senior official said on Tuesday
The leopardess named Jaya and aged 18, died due to difficulty in breathing while the five-year-old lion Vishnu died of esophageal problems, a senior zoo official says. (PTI File)
The leopardess named Jaya and aged 18, died due to difficulty in breathing while the five-year-old lion Vishnu died of esophageal problems, a senior zoo official says. (PTI File)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 12:53 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, Chennai

File report on actor Dileep’s plea to prohibit media from reporting assault case details: Kerala HC to DGP

Justice Kauser Edappagath, while considering Dileep’s plea, directed the DGP to take appropriate action if there was any violation of the trial court’s order
Justice Kauser Edappagath, while considering Dileep’s plea, directed the DGP to take appropriate action if there was any violation of the trial court’s order restricting the publication of matters pertaining to the case. (PTI File)
Justice Kauser Edappagath, while considering Dileep’s plea, directed the DGP to take appropriate action if there was any violation of the trial court’s order restricting the publication of matters pertaining to the case. (PTI File)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 12:51 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, Kochi

Bhagwant Mann interview: AAP will fill Punjab’s coffers, clear debts

Hours after AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal named him the party’s CM face for the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab, HT spoke to Bhagwant Mann on various issues.
AAP Punjab chief minister candidate Bhagwant Mann interacts with the media and supporters after he was declared the party’s CM face for the elections, in Mohali on Tuesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT photo)
AAP Punjab chief minister candidate Bhagwant Mann interacts with the media and supporters after he was declared the party’s CM face for the elections, in Mohali on Tuesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT photo)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 12:48 AM IST
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Minorities sidelined in Congress leadership, says CPI (M) leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

Slamming Balakrishnan’s statement, the Congress accused the CPI(M) of creating communal divide in society for political gains
The Congress had effected changes in its Kerala leadership soon after it faced a rout in the Assembly polls held in April last. (HT)
The Congress had effected changes in its Kerala leadership soon after it faced a rout in the Assembly polls held in April last. (HT)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 12:48 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, Kannur

TN tableau rejected by Centre will be displayed in Chennai: Stalin

With the union government rejecting Tamil Nadu’s tableau, chief minister MK Stalin on Tuesday said the same will be displayed during the Republic Day celebration in Chennai and will be taken to other major cities in the state for public viewing
Tamil Nadu had submitted a theme “Tamil Nadu in the Freedom Struggle” depicting the renowned freedom fighters from the state VO Chidambaranar and poet Subramania Bharathiyar. (HT)
Tamil Nadu had submitted a theme “Tamil Nadu in the Freedom Struggle” depicting the renowned freedom fighters from the state VO Chidambaranar and poet Subramania Bharathiyar. (HT)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 12:43 AM IST
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By, Chennai

Amid growing opposition, Bihar considers relaxation in liquor prohibition law

The Bihar government is now contemplating a relaxation in some of the stringent provisions of the anti-liquor law to provide relief for non-habitual offenders.
Last year, the state cabinet had given its nod to the Bihar prohibition and excise rules, 2021, for greater clarity with regard to implementation of the stringent liquor prohibition law and reduce growing number of litigations. (HT FILE)
Last year, the state cabinet had given its nod to the Bihar prohibition and excise rules, 2021, for greater clarity with regard to implementation of the stringent liquor prohibition law and reduce growing number of litigations. (HT FILE)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 12:43 AM IST
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By, Patna

PM to unveil statue of 11th century Vaishnavaite saint Ramanujacharya

Preparations are on full swing for the unveiling of “Statue of Equality,” the 216-ft statue of 11th century Vaishnavaite saint Sri Ramanujacharya on the 40-acre sprawling premises of Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamy ashram at Muchintal village on the outskirts of Hyderabad on February 5
Telangana tourism minister V Srinivas Goud, who inspected the arrangements for the statue unveiling ceremony at the Chinna Jeeyar ashram on Sunday, confirmed that the prime minister would be unveiling the statue of Vaishnavaite saint Ramanujacharya. (HT)
Telangana tourism minister V Srinivas Goud, who inspected the arrangements for the statue unveiling ceremony at the Chinna Jeeyar ashram on Sunday, confirmed that the prime minister would be unveiling the statue of Vaishnavaite saint Ramanujacharya. (HT)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 12:41 AM IST
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By, Hyderabad

Assam, Meghalaya plan ‘give and take’ formula to solve border dispute

The decades-old border dispute between Assam and Meghalaya could be resolved using a formula of “give and take” between the two neighbouring northeastern states, people involved in ongoing negotiations have indicated.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The decades-old border dispute between Assam and Meghalaya could be resolved using a formula of ‘give and take’, people involved in ongoing negotiations have indicated.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The decades-old border dispute between Assam and Meghalaya could be resolved using a formula of ‘give and take’, people involved in ongoing negotiations have indicated.
Published on Jan 19, 2022 12:40 AM IST
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By, Guwahati

Action against two policemen in Chennai after law student alleges ‘custodial torture’

Pictures of student Abdul Rahim’s swollen face with stitches near his left eye and blood clots on his legs have been circulating on the social media with students in the city demanding justice with the hashtag #justiceforabdul.
The two accused policemen – head constable Boominathan and a grade 1 officer Uthirakumar – have been transferred from Kodungaiyur police station to another police control room where they have been placed on a wait list. (PTI File)
The two accused policemen – head constable Boominathan and a grade 1 officer Uthirakumar – have been transferred from Kodungaiyur police station to another police control room where they have been placed on a wait list. (PTI File)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 12:39 AM IST
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