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Updated on Jan 06, 2022 06:28 PM IST
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Jan 06, 2022 06:27 PM IST
Rajasthan CM tests positive for the Covid-19
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot tests positive for the Covid-19 disease, he informs in a tweet.
Jan 06, 2022 06:09 PM IST
Delhi reports 15,097 new Covid cases, 6 deaths; positivity rate at 15.37%
Delhi reports 15,097 new Covid cases, 6 deaths; positivity rate at 15.37%
Jan 06, 2022 05:36 PM IST
Kazakhstan sets fuel price limits after protests over hikes
Kazakhstan on Thursday set fuel price limits on liquid petroleum gas (LPG) for six months, the government said, after a New Year increase triggered protests that boiled over into mass unrest.
The government said in a statement it took the “urgent” measure to “stabilise the socio-economic situation” in the Central Asian country, where LPG is widely used to fuel cars. Unrest over the price hike led to clashes with police that reportedly left dozens dead.
Jan 06, 2022 05:19 PM IST
Centre asks states, UTs to set up Covid-19 control rooms at district, sub-district level
Centre writes to states to ensure setting up of district, sub-district control rooms for Covid-19 management with adequate staff, doctors, infrastructure, monitoring of beds availability, making outbound calls to patients in home isolation.
Jan 06, 2022 05:06 PM IST
Union health minister meets Covid-19 positive doctors, health workes
Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya meets doctors and health workers who have tested positive for Covid-19 at AIIMS Delhi. “Many of our doctors, health workers have been affected with Covid-19 while serving patients, I pray for their good health,” said the minister.
Jan 06, 2022 04:06 PM IST
Delhi HC declines to postpone UPSC mains ecamination
Delhi high court declines to postpone the UPSC mains exam scheduled from tomorrow. The court said that it was not inclined to interfere with the schedule of the exam.
Jan 06, 2022 03:07 PM IST
125 passengers of an international chartered flight from Italy test Covid-19 positive on arrival at Amritsar
As many as 125 passengers of an international chartered flight from Italy have tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival at Amritsar airport.
Jan 06, 2022 02:44 PM IST
‘Always a source of strength’: PM Modi as President Kovind calls on him after Punjab security lapse
Jan 06, 2022 02:17 PM IST
12 dead, 353 wounded among security forces in Kazakh unrest
At least 12 dead, 353 wounded among security forces in Kazakh unrest, reports news agency AFP.
Jan 06, 2022 01:45 PM IST
Australia agrees to delay Novak Djokovic’s deportation, says tennis star’s lawyer
Australia has agreed to delay world number one Novak Djokovic’s deportation, says the sportsperson’s lawyer.
Jan 06, 2022 01:37 PM IST
Arrested youth in ‘Billu Bai’ app case is 2nd year engineering student
The main conspirator and creator of ‘Bulli Bai’ on GitHub and the primary Twitter account holder with the same name has been held by Delhi Police’s Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations unit (IFSO) from Assam. The accused’s name is Niraj Bishnoi aged 21 and he is a second-year BTech student from VIT, Bhopal, DCP KPS Malhotra said. The police team with the arrested youth will reach Delhi at 3.30pm.
Jan 06, 2022 12:56 PM IST
PM Modi to meet Prez Ram Nath Kovind shortly after he expressed concern on security breach issue
President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed concern on the security breach matter during PM Narendra Modi’s Punjab visit on Wednesday. PM Modi will meet the President shortly.
Jan 06, 2022 12:40 PM IST
‘Bulli Bai’ app case main conspirator held by Delhi Police from Assam
Main conspirator in ‘Bulli Bai’ app case arrested by Delhi Police’s IFSO special cell from Assam, ANI reported.
Jan 06, 2022 12:11 PM IST
‘No need for lockdown’: Delhi health minister amid rising Covid cases
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said on Thursday that the national capital is in “comfortable position” in terms of hospital bed occupancy, according to PTI. He added that there is no need for a lockdown in the state at the moment.
Jan 06, 2022 11:55 AM IST
Maharashtra stops genome sequencing after 55% of Covid samples confirm Omicron
Maharashtra health department said on Thursday that it has stopped genome sequencing after 55 per cent of Covid-19 samples confirm Omicron, ANI reported. An order for a fresh sero-survey in the state is awaited.
Jan 06, 2022 11:42 AM IST
Ajay Bhalla to hold review meeting today over Covid situation
Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla will hold a review meeting this evening over the rising Covid-19 cases in Delhi-NCR.
Jan 06, 2022 11:34 AM IST
SC to hear petition on Friday seeking probe into PM’s security breach in Punjab
The supreme court will hear a petition on Friday seeking probe into PM Modi’s security breach in Punjab on Wednesday. The CJI has asked petitioners to serve a copy on the Centre and the Punjab government today. Notably, the petition has been filed by an organisation called ‘Lawyer’s Voice’.
Jan 06, 2022 11:01 AM IST
Punjab forms panel to probe security lapses during PM’s visit
Punjab government has constituted a two-member high-level committee to probe security lapses during PM Modi’s visit to the state on Wednesday.
Jan 06, 2022 10:43 AM IST
IIT Guwahati declared containment zone after 60 Covid-19 cases
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has been declared a containment zone after as many as 60 Covid-19 cases were detected on its campus, news agency ANI reported citing an order.
Jan 06, 2022 10:11 AM IST
Novak Djokovic to take legal action after Australia cancels his visa
Serbian tennis player and world number one, Novak Djokovic will pursue legal action after Australia cancelled his visa. The move stopped the defending Australian Open champion to participate in the event scheduled from January 17 onwards. Djokovic reportedly had to spend eight hours in detention at Melbourne Airport where he unsuccessfully pleaded his case to border officials. Read here.
Jan 06, 2022 09:11 AM IST
India logs 90,928 new Covid cases in 24 hours, daily tally up by 56.5%
India on Thursday logged as many as 90,928 new Covid-19 cases with the daily tally shooting up by 56.5%, according to Union health ministry’s morning bulletin. Read here.
Jan 06, 2022 08:29 AM IST
Fire breaks out in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk, 12 fire tenders at spot
As many as 12 fire tenders are at spot in Delhi’s Lajpat Rai Market in Chandi Chowk after a fire broke out earlier in the morning. The Delhi Fire Service (DFS) said that no casualty has so far been reported. As per latest updates, the fire has been doused.
Jan 06, 2022 08:25 AM IST
Schools till classes 8, Anganwadi centres shut in Diu amid Covid spread
Amid the rising cases of Covid-19, pre-primary, primary, classes from 1-8 and Anganwadi centres in Diu have been shut. “We request the tourists to take all precautionary measures and keep themselves safe,” ANI reported quoting Saloni Rai, Diu collector.
Jan 06, 2022 08:03 AM IST
US CDC endorses Pfizer booster jabs for kids as young as 12
To fight Omicron, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has endorsed Pfizer booster shots for children as young as 12.
Jan 06, 2022 07:16 AM IST
First Omicron case confirmed in Assam
Assam on Wednesday reported its first case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 after a Saudi Arabia returnee tested positive for the new variant of concern, news agency PTI reported. Read here.
Jan 06, 2022 06:46 AM IST
Delhi AQI at 380, presently in ‘very poor’ category, says SAFAR
The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi is currently at 380 and in the ‘very poor’ category, reports ANI citing the the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)-India.
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Earlier in the day, health minister Satyendar Jain said Delhi was expected to record around 14,000 fresh Covid cases.
Published on Jan 06, 2022 06:26 PM IST
- The bridge over the narrow section of Pangong lake is reported to be almost complete and is expected to enhance the road connectivity for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Published on Jan 06, 2022 06:22 PM IST
- Depending on the caseload, the control rooms shall remain functional round the clock to provide guidance and support to the patients, as per the release.
Updated on Jan 06, 2022 06:16 PM IST
- The petitioner argued that he had found out that his photograph was being used by the police as part of ‘profiling’ using facial recognition technology
Published on Jan 06, 2022 05:48 PM IST
Tactics adopted by Xi Jinping’s China, coupled with PLA beefing up infrastructure, dual-use airports and missile and air defence positions on its side in Ladakh sector, has forced the Indian security establishment to conclude that China isn’t serious about the negotiations.
Updated on Jan 06, 2022 06:05 PM IST
- On Thursday, the country logged more than 90,000 cases, a rise of over 50 per cent in the last 24 hours. Along with the national capital and Maharashtra, West Bengal is among states of concern.
Published on Jan 06, 2022 05:02 PM IST
Kerala reported 50 new cases of the Omicron variant, taking the total to 280. This is the highest single-day count since the first case of Omicron was reported in Kerala on December 7
Published on Jan 06, 2022 04:50 PM IST
Amritsar airport director VK Seth said the 125 passengers who tested Covid positive are being sent for institutional quarantine in their respective districts in Punjab.
Published on Jan 06, 2022 04:37 PM IST
“Say, we have 25 million (people) in Delhi, even if 1% hospitalised, Delhi NCR cannot handle it,” Dr P Sarat Chandra, professor of neurology at AIIMS, was quoted as saying by ANI.
Published on Jan 06, 2022 04:15 PM IST
- BSP leaders believe that the four-time ex-chief minister is not only paranoid about her own security, but also concerned with actions like her brother being summoned by the Enforcement Directorate several times.
Updated on Jan 06, 2022 03:44 PM IST