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Dec 14, 2021 11:04 PM IST
Top BJP leaders, including JP Nadda, in Ayodhya tomorrow
BJP national president JP Nadda, along with CMs and deputy CMs of party-ruled states, will go to Ayodhya around 11am on Wednesday.
Dec 14, 2021 10:24 PM IST
Omicron cases reported from 77 countries, says WHO
“77 countries have now reported cases of Omicron. It is spreading at a rate we have not seen with any previous variant,” says World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Dec 14, 2021 09:43 PM IST
Uttarakhand CM speaks to state health minister who met with accident
“Spoke to my colleague and cabinet minister Dr Dhan Singh Rawat. He sustained minor injuries but there is nothing to worry,” tweets Pushkar Singh Dhami.
Dec 14, 2021 09:19 PM IST
Nirav Modi case judge says will accept govt assurances
Judge says will accept government assurances for Nirav Modi, as extradition appeal begins at UK high court.
Dec 14, 2021 09:02 PM IST
45 new Covid-19 cases in Delhi
Delhi reports 45 new Covid-19 cases, 31 recoveries and zero deaths. Total tally rises to 1,441,793 including 1,416,286 recoveries, 25,100 deaths and 407 active cases.
Dec 14, 2021 08:33 PM IST
Delhi-Kathmandu bus service to resume from tomorrow
Delhi-Kathmandu bus service, suspended due to Covid-19, to resume tomorrow from Dr Ambedkar Stadium Terminal, Delhi.
Dec 14, 2021 08:03 PM IST
Rajasthan govt announces ex-gratia for Sq Ldr Kuldeep Singh’s kin
Rajasthan government announces ex-gratia of ₹1 crore for the family of Squadron Leader Kuldeep Singh who lost his life in the Tamil Nadu chopper crash on December 8.
Dec 14, 2021 07:24 PM IST
8 more Omicron cases in Maharashtra
Eight new Omicron variant cases detected in Maharashtra, of which seven are from Mumbai. One is from Vasai-Virar. None of the infected persons have any international travel history. State’s tally rises to 28: Maharashtra health department
Dec 14, 2021 07:10 PM IST
Uttarakhand health minister injured in accident
Dhan Singh Rawat receives minor injuries after car meets with an accident while going from Thalisain to Dehradun.
Dec 14, 2021 06:50 PM IST
Tamil Nadu, Telangana CMs meet in Chennai
Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin and Telangana counterpart K Chandrashekar Rao meet at former’s residence in Chennai.
Dec 14, 2021 05:59 PM IST
Group Captain Varun Singh ‘critical’ but ‘stable’: IAF
Group Captain Varun Singh, the lone survivor of the December 8 chopper crash, continues to be critical but stable. He is on life support system in Bengaluru Command Hospital: Indian Air Force (IAF)
Dec 14, 2021 05:52 PM IST
Positive result confirmed for anti-Covid pill: Pfizer
Pfizer says study confirms positive results for anti-Covid pill.
Dec 14, 2021 05:30 PM IST
Pre-booking RT-PCR tests compulsory from December 20 for 6 airports, says Centre
Starting December 20, all international travelers from ‘at-risk’ countries, arriving at airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad will have to compulsorily pre-book an RT-PCR test: Ministry of civil aviation.
Dec 14, 2021 05:09 PM IST
FIR against Sanjay Raut: Shiv Sena MPs meet Delhi Police chief
Shiv Sena MPs meet Delhi Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana in connection with the withdrawal of the FIR against party leader and MP Sanjay Raut.
Dec 14, 2021 04:46 PM IST
2nd Omicron case in China
China confirms its second case of Omicron, a 67-year-old man who tested positive after more than two weeks of quarantine.
Dec 14, 2021 04:33 PM IST
Iraq hangs three over ‘terrorism’ charges
Three hanged in Iraq over ‘terrorism’ charges, reports AFP citing security sources.
Dec 14, 2021 04:19 PM IST
Nirav Modi extradition: UK court begins hearing
UK High Court begins hearing fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi’s appeal against extradition to India.
Dec 14, 2021 04:06 PM IST
Anil Deshmukh’s judicial custody extended till December 27
Judicial custody of former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh extended till December 27 in the ₹100 crore extortion case. Deshmukh is currently lodged in Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail.
Dec 14, 2021 03:19 PM IST
Bihar CM says state ‘highly alert’ over Omicron threat
“We are highly alert in view of the Omicron threat. Till now, over 9 crore Covid-19 vaccinations have been done in Bihar. We will achieve 100% vaccination soon,” says chief minister Nitish Kumar.
Dec 14, 2021 02:51 PM IST
UN accuses Taliban of ‘at least’ 72 extrajudicial killings
United Nations accuses Taliban of being behind ‘at least’ 72 extrajudicial killings in Afghanistan.
Dec 14, 2021 02:19 PM IST
Can win 400 seats in Uttar Pradesh, reiterates Akhilesh Yadav
If all of us come together, it is possible to convince the people of Uttar Pradesh and win 400 seats: Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief and former UP CM
Dec 14, 2021 01:39 PM IST
‘Democracy being killed’: Rahul Gandhi
Oppn not being allowed to raise issues in Parliament. Democracy being killed, says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
Dec 14, 2021 01:25 PM IST
Delhi reports 4 more cases of Omicron, tally rises to 6
Delhi has detected 4 new cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, taking the total number of such infections to 6 in the national capital, health minister Satyendar Jain said on Tuesday.
“Of the 6 cases, 1 patient has been discharged from the hospital. Currently, 35 Covid positive patients and 3 suspected cases are admitted to the LNJP Hospital,” Jain was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Dec 14, 2021 11:02 AM IST
SC allows Centre to build all-weather roads as part of Char Dham project
The Supreme Court allows Centre to build all-weather roads, including strategic feeders leading to China border, as part of Char Dham project.
Dec 14, 2021 10:49 AM IST
PM Modi chairs meeting with CMs of BJP ruled states in Varanasi
PM Narendra Modi is chairing a meeting with the chief ministers of BJP-ruled states in Varanasi. BJP chief JP Nadda, secretary organisation and some office bearers of UP BJP and BJP Kashi region are also present in the meeting.
Dec 14, 2021 10:39 AM IST
UK-India are natural partners: UK PM
With shared culture of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, UK-India are natural partners, says UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Global Tech Summit.
Dec 14, 2021 09:30 AM IST
With 5,784 new cases, India’s daily Covid-19 tally sees 21.3% fall, 252 new deaths recorded
India records 5,784 new cases in the last 24 hours, a fall of 21.3% from yesterday, according to the Union health ministry data. The death toll saw jump of 252 related fatalities.
Dec 14, 2021 09:19 AM IST
Magnitude 7.6 earthquake hits Indonesia, tsunami warning issued
Earthquake of magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale struck 95 km north of Maumere, Indonesia today: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Dec 14, 2021 09:12 AM IST
‘Hope SAD-BSP alliance comes to power in Punjab’: Mayawati
I hope that the alliance of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will come to power in Punjab with the full majority in the next Assembly elections, under the leadership of Sukhbir Singh Badal, says BSP chief Mayawati, reports ANI.
Dec 14, 2021 08:53 AM IST
2 new Omicron cases in Maharashtra, 1 in Gujarat; country’s tally climbs to 41
Maharashtra has said two more fully vaccinated people were found infected with Omicron and a man tested positive for the latest variant of the coronavirus in Gujarat, taking the tally in the country of such cases to 41 on Monday. Read More
Dec 14, 2021 07:38 AM IST
Opposition to hit the streets over MPs’ suspension
More than 18 Opposition parties have planned a march from Parliament to Vijay Chowk to protest against the suspension of 12 lawmakers from the Rajya Sabha — an issue that has already triggered daily protests inside and outside the Upper House since past two weeks. Read More
Dec 14, 2021 07:04 AM IST
Delhi Air Quality Index in ‘very poor’ category
Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) is presently at 328 (overall) in the ‘very poor’ category, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)-India
Dec 14, 2021 06:45 AM IST
Modi inspects key developmental projects in Kashi after midnight
After 12.30 in the night, PM Modi along with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath revisited Kashi Vishwanath Temple. He walked from Godaulia intersection to Kashi Vishwanath Temple. PM Modi also visited Banaras railway station and inspected it. Before that, he took stock of various developmental works
The Prime Minister is on two-day visit to Varanasi.
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Snowfall alert for Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand, rainfall in southern states
- Besides the snowfall and rainfall alert, the IMD has stated that the minimum temperature in most parts of northwest and adjoining central India, including Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, among others, will remain between 6-10 degrees Celsius till December 17.
Published on Dec 14, 2021 11:29 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Cong postpones Rahul Gandhi’s proposed Dec 28 Mumbai rally amid Omicron spread
- Mumbai Congress president Bhai Jagtap said the rally has been postponed and not cancelled, and that fresh dates will be announced after the Omicron situation improves in the city.
Published on Dec 14, 2021 11:21 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
India, Iran and Uzbekistan to develop transport corridor centred round Chabahar port
India, Iran and Uzbekistan on Tuesday discussed the further development of the transit and transportation corridor centred around the Iranian port of Chabahar during a trilateral meeting on the joint use of the port on the Gulf of Oman
Updated on Dec 14, 2021 10:33 PM IST
Govt earned over ₹3.71 lakh cr in FY21 from VAT on petrol, diesel: Sitharaman
- Since February 2, 2021, VAT on both fuels have been seeing an upward swing before the Centre on November 3 — a day before this year’s Diwali — announced a slash in the amount.
Global Technology Summit: Jaishankar, UK PM talk about challenges and threats
Democracies are facing unique challenges from technology and countries will have to find the balance between using technology for progress and tackling vulnerabilities and threats created by it, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday
Updated on Dec 14, 2021 09:36 PM IST
Quickly adaptable vax platforms key as new variants emerge: NITI Aayog’s VK Paul
“There is a potential scenario that our vaccines may become ineffective in emerging situations. In the wake of the Omicron (in the last three weeks) we have seen how such doubts have come up,” Dr VK Paul said.
Updated on Dec 14, 2021 09:07 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
President Kovind to visit Bangladesh, his 1st foreign trip since Covid-19 outbreak
President Ram Nath Kovind’s first foreign trip since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic to Bangladesh to participate in the country’s 50th Victory Day celebrations reflects the importance attached to the bilateral relationship, foreign secretary Harsh Shringla said on Tuesday
Published on Dec 14, 2021 08:56 PM IST
Passengers from ‘at risk’ countries to 6 cities need Covid test booking from Dec 20
At Delhi airport, passengers can choose between a normal RT PCR or Rapid RT PCR test. The standard test costs ₹500 but requires passengers to wait 6-8 hours for the results. The Rapid RT PCR costs ₹3,500 and requires a waiting period of 60-90 minutes.
Published on Dec 14, 2021 08:20 PM IST
Keeping up with UP | In the land of Mandal and Mandir, what will voters go for?
As the BJP oscillated between Mandal and Mandir, communal lines remained in sharp existence, but the forward-backward tussle continued as well
Updated on Dec 14, 2021 08:15 PM IST