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Updated on Jan 03, 2022 07:24 PM IST
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Jan 03, 2022 07:24 PM IST
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to ‘isolate’ after family member, staff test positive for Covid
A member of my family and one of my staff have tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.
I have tested negative today however the doctor has advised that I remain isolated and test again after a few days.
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) January 3, 2022
“A member of my family and one of my staff have tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.
I have tested negative today however the doctor has advised that I remain isolated and test again after a few days,” Priyanka Gandhi said.
Jan 03, 2022 06:25 PM IST
Bengal slightly eases Covid-19 restrictions on local trains in Kolkata
West Bengal extended the timings of local train services in Kolkata to function until 10pm, reports ANI. On Sunday, the state announced that local train services will function only till 7pm as part of its Covid-19 restrictions.
Jan 03, 2022 06:19 PM IST
West Bengal civic body polls: State Election Commission bans bike rallies, roadshows
The West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) has banned roadshows and bike rallies ahead of the upcoming municipal polls, reports ANI.
Also, five people are allowed for door-to-door campaigning while political meetings at indoor locations can have only 50% capacity.
A maximum of 500 people are allowed for political rallies in open space.
Jan 03, 2022 06:00 PM IST
Sushmita Dev seeks for allowing women MPs to testify on Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2021
My letter to the Chairman of the Standing Committee for Education, Youth & Sports, Women & Children to ensure that women members of both Houses of Parliament are heard as per rule 84(3) & 275 on the bill on age of marriage for women. pic.twitter.com/VXsIj2eLo2
— Sushmita Dev সুস্মিতা দেব (@SushmitaDevAITC) January 3, 2022
TMC MP Sushmita Dev,the only woman member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Women, Children, Youth and Sports wrote to Committee Chairperson Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, requesting him to invoke rule no 84(3) to allow all women MPs to testify before the committee regarding the Child Marriage(Amendment) Bill 2021.
Jan 03, 2022 05:47 PM IST
Over 234,000 in 15-18 age group receive Covid vaccine first dose in TN
On the first day the national immunisation program against Covid-19 was open to those belonging to the 15 to 18 years age group, 234,175 beneficiaries in Tamil Nadu received their first dose as of 5.30pm.
Jan 03, 2022 05:44 PM IST
DDMA to meet on Tuesday to discuss Covid-19 curbs in Delhi
As the daily positivity rate in Delhi reached 6%, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority is set to meet on Tuesday morning to review the prevailing Covid situation in the national capital. The positivity rate in the city has breached 6% after 4100 new cases were reported in last 24 hours.
The DDMA is likely to discuss if more restrictions are needed in the city to tackle the spread.
Jan 03, 2022 04:51 PM IST
Delhi reports 4,099 new Covid cases, 1 death in last 24 hours
Delhi reported 4,099 new Covid-19 cases and one death in the last 24 hours. Active caseload stood at 10,986 and the daily positivity rate is at 6.46%, reports ANI.
Jan 03, 2022 04:25 PM IST
Mumbai shuts schools for classes 1 to 9 till January 31 amid Covid spread
Schools in Mumbai for classes 1 to 9 will be closed till January 31, in view of rising Covid-19 cases, while classes 10 and 12 will continue as scheduled, reports ANI citing the city’s civic body.
Jan 03, 2022 04:10 PM IST
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro urgently hospitalised, reports AFP
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been urgently hospitalised, reports AFP.
Jan 03, 2022 03:55 PM IST
Srinagar police neutralise dreaded LeT terrorist Salim Parray, says IGP Kashmir
Kashmir police said that terrorist Salim Parray of Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit has been killed following the encounter at Srinagar.
Jan 03, 2022 03:07 PM IST
Film director-producer Ekta Kapoor tests positive for Covid-19
Film director and producer Ekta Kapoor tested positive for Covid-19, reports ANI.
Jan 03, 2022 02:46 PM IST
14 people, including 3 cops, set to attend Bihar CM’s program, test Covid positive
#UPDATE | A total of 14 people including 3 police constables, who were to attend Bihar CM’s ‘Janta Darbar’, tested positive for COVID-19: Official
— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2022
As many as 14 people, including three police constables, who were to attend the ‘Janta Darbar’ by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, tested positive for Covid-19, reports ANI.
Jan 03, 2022 02:08 PM IST
84% Covid-19 cases in Delhi in past 2 days were of Omicron variant: Health minister Jain
Delhi health minsiter Satyendar Jain said that 84% of the Covid-19 cases reported in the city in the past 2 days were of the Omicron variant, reports ANI.
“Delhi’s expected to report around 4,000 cases today with the positivity rate rising to 6.5%. Currently, 202 patients are admitted to Delhi hospitals,” he said.
Jan 03, 2022 01:50 PM IST
ECI writes to poll-bound states to ‘accelerate’ pace of Covid-19 vaccination
The election commission of India has written to chief secretaries of five poll-bound states asking them to ‘accelerate’ the pace of Covid-19 vaccination. The poll body has also expressed concerns over low percentage of first dose inoculation in Manipur, reports news agency ANI, citing sources.
Jan 03, 2022 01:28 PM IST
Sudan PM resigns as deadly crackdown on protesters goes on: Report
Sudan’s civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigned Sunday, more than two months after a coup and following another deadly crackdown on protesters, with the military now firmly in control. Read more
Jan 03, 2022 12:17 PM IST
Karnataka likely to announce more Covid-19 containment measures this week, reports PTI
The Karnataka government is considering more containment measures to control the spread of the Coronavirus disease and the state cabinet is likely decide in this regard later this week after consulting experts, reports news agency PTI.
Jan 03, 2022 11:59 AM IST
Over 12 lakh registrations for Covid-19 vaccination of teens so far, reports ANI
The number of registrations for Covid-19 vaccination of children aged 15-18 has crossed 12 lakh, news agency ANI cites CoWIN data from today.
Jan 03, 2022 11:18 AM IST
Centre requests SC to urgently hear case relating to reservation of EWS for NEET admissions
The central government has requested the Supreme Court to hear urgently the case relating to reservation of Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in NEET admissions for PG medical courses, reports news agency ANI. To which, Justice DY Chandrachud said he would consult Chief Justice of India NV Ramana for hearing the case on Tuesday or the day after.
Jan 03, 2022 11:12 AM IST
Fire breaks out at godown in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar; 8 fire engines at spot, reports ANI
A fire on Monday broke out at a godown in Ghatkopar area of Mumbai. At least eight fire engines are present at the spot, reports news agency ANI.
Jan 03, 2022 10:53 AM IST
No community spread: Kerala blames Omicron cases on foreign countries
“There is no community spread [of Omicron variant] in Kerala,” said the state’s health minister Veena George on Monday. “Out of the 152 Omicron cases, 50 are from high-risk countries, 84 are from low-risk countries, and only 18 are their contacts. At present, there is nothing to worry about.”
Jan 03, 2022 10:24 AM IST
Covid-19 has weakened, no need to panic: Yogi Adityanath
Omicron spreads fast but causes very mild disease. The virus has weakened. It is like viral fever but precautions are necessary. However, there is no need to panic: UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath
Jan 03, 2022 09:13 AM IST
India reports 33,750 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours
India reported 33,750 new Covid-19 cases and 123 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry data at 8am on Monday. As many as 10,846 people recovered from the disease in the same time span.
Active cases: 1,45,582
Total recoveries: 3,42,95,407
Death toll: 4,81,893
Total vaccination: 1,45,68,89,306
Jan 03, 2022 08:02 AM IST
Hong Kong news outlet to close amid crackdown on dissent: Report
A Hong Kong online news site said on Sunday that it will cease operations in light of deteriorating press freedoms, days after police raided and arrested seven people for sedition at a separate pro-democracy news outlet, reports news agency AP.
Jan 03, 2022 07:11 AM IST
Death toll in Bhiwani mining incident rises to 5, reports PTI
One more body was pulled out from under the debris at a mining site in Dadam here, taking the death toll to five in an accident triggered by a landslide. Read more
Jan 03, 2022 06:33 AM IST
Vaccination of children aged between 15 and 18 begins today
Amid concerns over the new, highly transmissible Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, India is all set to begin vaccinating the 15 to 18-year-old age group against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) from today. Read more
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Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Saarc was an “important forum” and accused India of making “this forum dysfunctional because of its stubbornness.
Updated on Jan 03, 2022 06:30 PM IST
After acting as Additional Judges for about a year, four individuals have been elevated to the position of High Court judges.
Updated on Jan 03, 2022 06:21 PM IST
Written by Vanshika Lohia | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari was granted interim protection by the Calcutta high court in September 2021 on his petition, which alleged West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee-led government filed criminal cases after he exited the Trinamool Congress.
Updated on Jan 03, 2022 06:09 PM IST
After duping more than 100 passengers, Venkata Dinesh Kumar was finally caught by Delhi authorities.
Updated on Jan 03, 2022 06:08 PM IST
The Cowin platform had till Sunday evening recorded over six lakh registrations in the age group of 15-18.
Published on Jan 03, 2022 05:43 PM IST
- It is essential to ensure coordinated effort by all city administrations in improving the transport infrastructure
Published on Jan 03, 2022 05:06 PM IST
To help timely detection of Omicron variant, Bihar’s genome sequencing facility has become operational.
Published on Jan 03, 2022 03:31 PM IST
- Some reasons for the surge: Erratic monsoons, a more virulent strain, legal changes that have made it mandatory to report all cases and lethargy in the official response
Published on Jan 03, 2022 03:19 PM IST