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Bird flu: Samples from 5 more districts found positive in Rajasthan, over 2100 birds dead

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Sachin Saini
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:07 PM IST
The samples from districts such as Jhalawar, Kota, Baran, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur and Chittorgarh have already been confirmed with bird flu.
A vendor carries chickens at a livestock market in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
A vendor carries chickens at a livestock market in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh in this file photo.(PTI Photo)

Centre confirms bird flu in 6 states; unusual avian deaths in Delhi being checked

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 06:34 PM IST
The death of 16 birds has also been reported at DDA Park in Delhi’s Hastsal village and their samples have been sent to a testing lab.
Passengers wearing protective face masks leave upon arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport after India cancelled all flights from the UK over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
Passengers wearing protective face masks leave upon arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport after India cancelled all flights from the UK over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

Flights from UK resume today amid scare about new coronavirus strain

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:32 PM IST
The ban on flights to the UK was lifted on January 6. 30 flights will operate each week - 15 each by Indian and UK carriers. This schedule will continue till January 23, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had informed earlier.
Chief minister Ashok Gehlot has directed officials to maintain special vigilance in wetlands, bird sanctuaries and lakes.(PTI)
Chief minister Ashok Gehlot has directed officials to maintain special vigilance in wetlands, bird sanctuaries and lakes.(PTI)

Bird Flu spreads to six districts in Rajasthan, Centre takes stock

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Sachin Saini | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:04 PM IST
Currently there is no confirmation of bird flu disease among the chicken population in the state, said an official.
According to the police, the priest was hiding in the village where the heinous crime took place.(HT file photo for representation)
According to the police, the priest was hiding in the village where the heinous crime took place.(HT file photo for representation)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Prime accused in Badaun rape-murder case arrested and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:58 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times
The image was shared on Twitter by Rajasthan Tourism.(Twitter/@my_rajasthan)
The image was shared on Twitter by Rajasthan Tourism.(Twitter/@my_rajasthan)

Can you solve these puzzles shared by Rajasthan Tourism on Twitter?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:47 AM IST
People were quick to reply to the posts shared by Rajasthan Tourism on Twitter.
The ministry has deployed special teams in Panchkula, apart from Kerala’s Alappuzha and Kottayam districts.(PTI)
The ministry has deployed special teams in Panchkula, apart from Kerala’s Alappuzha and Kottayam districts.(PTI)

Govt: Begin surveillance of human population

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:12 AM IST
Thousands of birds have died in Kerala (mostly poultry), Himachal Pradesh (mostly migratory birds), and Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh (mostly crows) since December-end.
Welcoming the PM’s move of giving a major part of the WDFC to Rajasthan, the CM said the state is committed to the cause and urged him to restart pending projects.(HT PHOTO.)
Welcoming the PM’s move of giving a major part of the WDFC to Rajasthan, the CM said the state is committed to the cause and urged him to restart pending projects.(HT PHOTO.)

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot urges PM Modi to restart stalled railway projects

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:53 PM IST
Gehlot said projects such as Sarmathura-Gangapur via the Karauli railway line was inaugurated but closed later; the Pushkar-Medta road railway line, and Chauth ka Barwada to Ajmer via Tonk railway line work too have been stalled.
Representational photo.(Sourced)
Representational photo.(Sourced)

Rajasthan: Tiger mauls man to death in Ranthambore

Hindustan Times, Kota | By Aabshar H Quazi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 04:23 PM IST
Authorities said that while the tiger attacked the man, it did not eat him
Wildlife officials collecting carcasses of birds that died due to bird flu (H5N1) in the Pong Dam wetland in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh over the past week.(HT Photo)
Wildlife officials collecting carcasses of birds that died due to bird flu (H5N1) in the Pong Dam wetland in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh over the past week.(HT Photo)

States on alert as bird flu spreads, toll soars

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 04:38 AM IST
Experts said the current outbreak is caused by the H5N8 strain, though there are other strains circulating globally. A series of outbreaks have been reported in Europe in the past weeks, with wild birds suspected to be spreading the disease.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted his best wishes to the newly formed executive committee.(PTI PHOTO.)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted his best wishes to the newly formed executive committee.(PTI PHOTO.)

Congress announces new executive body with 39-members for Rajasthan

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Sachin Saini
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 01:27 AM IST
On expected lines, the executives have a mixture of both senior and junior leaders. The party leadership has tried to maintain a balance between supporters of CM Ashok Gehlot, former deputy CM Sachin Pilot, state Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasara and some recommended by other state leaders.
Dense to very dense fog will prevail in most parts of Punjab, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh, northern Rajasthan and Delhi-NCR.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Dense to very dense fog will prevail in most parts of Punjab, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh, northern Rajasthan and Delhi-NCR.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Temperature drop, dense fog expected in Delhi-NCR from tomorrow

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Under the influence of western disturbance from January 2 till January 6 (today), significant rainfall occurred in plains of northwest India, due to which, there is a significant amount of moisture across the region.
Haryana Police personnel helping women download the Durga Shakti app.(HT Photo)
Haryana Police personnel helping women download the Durga Shakti app.(HT Photo)

Haryana Police’s Durga Shakti app spreads wings in Punjab, HP, Delhi, Rajasthan and UP

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Pawan Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:09 PM IST
More than 2 lakh have downloaded app for women safety so far. Of the complaints received in 2020, preventive action was taken in 33 matters and over 1,100 issues were resolved amicably.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen in this file photo.(PTI Photo)

PM Modi to inaugurate Rewari-Madar freight corridor section tomorrow

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:02 PM IST
A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said PM Modi will also flag off the world’s first Double Stack Long Haul 1.5km container train hauled by electric traction from Haryana’s Ateli to Kishangarh in Rajasthan.
Only 50% students will be allowed to attend classes on each day after reopening of the schools.(HT Photo)
Only 50% students will be allowed to attend classes on each day after reopening of the schools.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan schools, colleges, coaching centres to reopen from January 18

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Sachin Saini | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 03:10 PM IST
The chief minister asked officials to ensure all coronavirus containment and prevention protocols are followed in all institutions post reopening.
The speeding truck crushed two people on a bike when it overturned at a turn on Jaipur Delhi national highway.(HT Photo/Representational)
The speeding truck crushed two people on a bike when it overturned at a turn on Jaipur Delhi national highway.(HT Photo/Representational)

Mayhem on Jaipur Delhi highway as truck rams into vehicles, overturns, 3 killed

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 02:28 PM IST
The truck smashed bike riders near Idgah Pada Mandi on the Delhi highway and hit about half a dozen other vehicles after its break reportedly failed.
Health workers in protective suits begin culling of ducks after H5N8 strain of bird flu was detected among domestic birds in Alappuzha district, Kerala state, India, Tuesday, Jan.5, 2021.(AP)
Health workers in protective suits begin culling of ducks after H5N8 strain of bird flu was detected among domestic birds in Alappuzha district, Kerala state, India, Tuesday, Jan.5, 2021.(AP)

Bird flu reported in 4 states, Centre takes precautionary measures: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:03 PM IST
The grim development comes just a month before India is set to witness a second migration period.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation through video conferencing in New Delhi, Jan. 5, 2021.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation through video conferencing in New Delhi, Jan. 5, 2021.(PTI)

PM Modi to launch New Rewari-New Madar section, world’s first double-stack container train tomorrow

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:45 AM IST
The corridor to be inaugurated tomorrow is situated in Haryana and Rajasthan and connects districts like Mahendragarh, Rewari, Jaipur, Ajmer, Sikar, Nagaur and Alwar, the official release said.
A large number of deaths, including that of migratory birds, have been reported from states like Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.(HT photo)
A large number of deaths, including that of migratory birds, have been reported from states like Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.(HT photo)

Amid mass bird deaths, Centre asks states to form monitoring panels

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:22 AM IST
The Centre has advised the states to collect samples of migratory, dead birds with utmost caution and under scientific supervision
File photo: Workers spray to sanitize the area in front of bird enclosure.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Workers spray to sanitize the area in front of bird enclosure.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Nearly 25,000 birds die of 2 strains of bird flu, states on alert

Hindustan Times, Jaipur/Bhopal/Shimla/Thiruvananthapuram | By Sachin Saini, Shruti Tomar, Naresh Thakur, Ramesh Babu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 09:03 PM IST
Forest department officials said the source of bird flu was migratory birds which probably came from Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries and have spread to native species.
File photo: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.(Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
File photo: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.(Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)

In major bureaucratic rejig, 21 IAS officers transferred in Rajasthan

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 07:59 PM IST
The government changed 3 collectors, Superintendent of Police of 14 districts, and five range Inspectors General of Police in the reshuffle which took place on late Monday night.
File photo: Veterinarians check chickens at a poultry farm.(ASSOCIATED PRESS)
File photo: Veterinarians check chickens at a poultry farm.(ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Bird flu samples from Rajasthan’s Kota, Baran found positive; over 600 birds dead

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Sachin Saini
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 07:21 PM IST
Test report identifies Avian Influenza subtype H5N8 in the birds.
In Rajasthan, expert teams have been rushed and surveillance enhanced.(HR Archive/Representational Image)
In Rajasthan, expert teams have been rushed and surveillance enhanced.(HR Archive/Representational Image)

Mass bird deaths in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh prompt remedial measures

Hindustan Times, Jaipur/Bhopal | By Sachin Saini & Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 09:54 AM IST
Officials said 175 crows and other birds were reported dead across Rajasthan on Monday alone. In neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, over 500 crows have died over the last week
A man registers his name for vaccination against Covid, at a health centre in Ahmedabad.(Reuters)
A man registers his name for vaccination against Covid, at a health centre in Ahmedabad.(Reuters)

States gear up for 1st phase of vaccination, await Centre nod

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 04:21 AM IST
Here’s a quick look at the level of preparedness ahead of the vaccination drive across states
Workers spray to sanitize the area in front of bird enclosure as Delhi National Zoological Park shuts down temporarily amid bird flu in Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Workers spray to sanitize the area in front of bird enclosure as Delhi National Zoological Park shuts down temporarily amid bird flu in Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Bird flu confirmed in dead migratory birds in Himachal; outbreak reported in four states now

Shimla/Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:47 PM IST
Bird flu is a highly infectious and severe respiratory disease in birds caused by the H5N1 influenza virus, which can occasionally infect humans as well.
A view of Humayun's Tomb after morning rain in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, January 3, 2021.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A view of Humayun's Tomb after morning rain in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, January 3, 2021.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Heavy rain with thunderstorm, lightning likely over northwest India till Tuesday and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:20 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9 am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
A man covers himself with a plastic sheet during heavy rain near Sarai Kale Khan in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A man covers himself with a plastic sheet during heavy rain near Sarai Kale Khan in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Rain, thunderstorms likely over N-W India till Tuesday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:26 AM IST
Delhi recorded 39.9mm rain between 8.30am on Saturday and 2.30pm on Sunday — far higher than the 21.7mm average rain quota for all of January
Members of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) arrive to chase the farmers protesting against newly passed agricultural reforms on a national highway at Dharuhera in the northern state of Haryana, India.(Reuters)
Members of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) arrive to chase the farmers protesting against newly passed agricultural reforms on a national highway at Dharuhera in the northern state of Haryana, India.(Reuters)

1 farmer hurt after clashes with police

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 02:15 AM IST
Haryana Police said more than 20 tractors and hundreds of farmers tried to force their way across the Rajasthan-Haryana border but they stopped later as police held back their counterparts. The protesters also stopped due to ongoing rain.
Farmers protesting against newly passed agricultural reforms run away from tear gas fired by police on a national highway at Dharuhera, in the northern state of Haryana, India.(Reuters)
Farmers protesting against newly passed agricultural reforms run away from tear gas fired by police on a national highway at Dharuhera, in the northern state of Haryana, India.(Reuters)

Farmers in Rewari break barricades; police use tear gas to stop them

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 11:55 PM IST
Over 2,000 farmers from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana and members of trade unions are currently protesting at Bawal in Rewari. The farmers at Bawal have asked their counterparts in Shahjhanapur to join them so that they could proceed towards Delhi on Monday.
Kota received 15.2 mm of rainfall, Bundi 5 mm, Sawai Madhopur 3 mm, Banasthali 0.4 mm and Jaipur 0.2 mm.
Kota received 15.2 mm of rainfall, Bundi 5 mm, Sawai Madhopur 3 mm, Banasthali 0.4 mm and Jaipur 0.2 mm.

Cold conditions prevail in Rajasthan amid rains

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 08:47 PM IST
Eranpura Road recorded a minimum temperature of 4.8 degrees Celsius followed by 6.2 degrees Celsius in Phalodi, 6.4 degrees Celsius in Jaisalmer, 7 degrees Celsius in Bikaner, 7.3 degrees Celsius in Sriganganagar, 9.3 degrees Celsius in Barmer, 9.5 degrees Celsius in Dabok and 13.5 degrees Celsius in Jaipur. 
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