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Dec 30, 2021 05:42 PM IST
West Bengal decides to suspend all flights coming from UK to Kolkata airport from January 3
West Bengal government has decided to suspend all flights coming from UK to Kolkata airport from January 3.
Dec 30, 2021 05:12 PM IST
Emergency meeting of Covid-19 Task Force by Maharashtra CM Thackeray begins
The emergency meeting of Maharashtra COVID-19 Task Force called by chief minister Uddhav Thackeray begins in a virtual mode.
Dec 30, 2021 04:56 PM IST
Precautionary vaccine dose to mitigate Covid severity, says Centre
Precautionary dose of COVID-19 vaccine is primarily to mitigate severity of infection, hospitalisation, death, says ICMR DG Dr Balram Bhargava.
Dec 30, 2021 04:26 PM IST
Maharashtra, Delhi among 6 emerging as states/UTs of concern: Health ministry
Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat are emerging as states/UTs of concern on the basis of weekly Covid-19 cases and positivity, the health ministry said at the press briefing, as quoted by PTI. Read more
Dec 30, 2021 04:21 PM IST
Weekly positivity rate more than 10% in 8 districts across India, says health ministry
“The weekly positivity rate of more than 10% is being noted in 8 districts including 6 districts from Mizoram, one from Arunachal Pradesh, Kolkata in West Bengal. The weekly case positivity rate is between 5-10% in 14 districts,” says Union health secretary Luv Agrawal.
Dec 30, 2021 04:06 PM IST
Omicron to spread like fire, you won’t even know if next person in infection, says Dr Gupta
“Reportedly, 70 per cent of Omicron patients are asymptomatic, and with the variant’s high transmissibility, it’s going to spread like fire once it gets into the community because you won’t know if the next person is infected,” said Dr Naresh Gupta, director and professor of Delhi’s Maulana Azad Medical College, while speaking to ANI.
Dec 30, 2021 03:19 PM IST
Govts of past looted Uttarakhand with both hands: Modi
It has been a permanent trademark of those who were in the govt before, to hinder developmental projects. Lakhwar Project, which started today, has the same history, it was first thought of in 1976. Today after 46 yrs, our govt has laid the foundation stone for its work: PM Modi pic.twitter.com/voQROO01sE
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) December 30, 2021
Dec 30, 2021 02:34 PM IST
PM Modi lays foundation stone of 23 developmental projects in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates and lays the foundation stone of 23 developmental projects worth ₹17,500 crore in Haldwani, Uttarakhand.
Dec 30, 2021 01:56 PM IST
Health secretary writes to 8 states, advises strengthening of Covid-19 measures
Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan wrote to Delhi, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Jharkhand and advised the states to enhance Covid-19 testing, strengthen hospital-level preparedness, and increasing the pace and coverage of vaccination, reports ANI.
Dec 30, 2021 01:54 PM IST
PM Modi arrives in Haldwani, Uttarakhand
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Haldwani, Uttarakhand, to inaugurate and lay the foundation of various developmental projects, reports ANI.
Dec 30, 2021 01:47 PM IST
Delhi Covid-19 norms: Over ₹89 lakh collected in fines, 67 FIRs filed since Dec 29
The Delhi government said that more than ₹89 lakh has been collected in fines and as many as 67 FIRs were registered from December 29 for the violation of Covid-19 protocols in the national capital after the ‘yellow alert’ restrictions came into effect, reports ANI.
Dec 30, 2021 12:25 PM IST
All parties agreed for holding UP elections on time, says election commission
Chief election commissioner Sushil Chandra said that the representatives of all political parties met with the election commission of India and said that polls should be conducted on time following all Covid-19 protocols, reports ANI.
Dec 30, 2021 12:10 PM IST
Uddhav Thackeray to chair Maharashtra Covid-19 task force meeting
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray will chair a virtual meeting of the state’s Covid-19 Task Force today, reports ANI.
Dec 30, 2021 11:01 AM IST
Close to half of Covid-19 cases in Delhi are of Omicron variant: Health minister Jain
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said that 46% of the total Covid-19 cases in the capital are of Omicron variant as per the latest genome sequencing results, reports ANI.
Dec 30, 2021 10:34 AM IST
3 Omicron patients in UP so far, need to be alert as Covid cases flaring up in Delhi, NCR: Official
UP has 3 #Omicron patients till now, 2 in Ghaziabad, 1 in Raebareli. Out of 115 genome sequencing samples, 112 were of Delta variant. But, we need to be careful & alert. Delhi NCR areas have already started witnessing an increase in COVID-19 cases: UP ACS Health Amit Mohan Prasad
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) December 30, 2021
The Additional Chief Secretary for health, Uttar Pradesh, Amit Mohan Prasad said that the Covid-19 infections in Delhi and the National Capital Region have been increasing and Uttar Pradesh needs to be alert in view of the same, reports ANI.
He also said that the state has reported three cases of the new variant so far and out of 115 samples which were sent for genome sequencing, 112 have returned positive for Delta variant.
Dec 30, 2021 09:23 AM IST
India reports 13,154 new Covid-19 cases, 268 deaths in 24 hours
India reported 13,154 new Covid-19 cases and 268 related deaths in the last 24 hours. Active caseload up by 5,400 to reach 82,402.
Dec 30, 2021 09:22 AM IST
Raipur police arrest Kalicharan Maharaj for alleged inflammatory speech
Chhattisgarh | Kalicharan Maharaj was staying in a rented accommodation near Bageshwar Dham, 25 km from Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. Raipur Police arrested him at 4 am today. By late evening, the police team will reach Raipur with the accused: SP Raipur Prashant Agarwal
— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2021
The Raipur Police have arrested Kalicharan Maharaj from Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, for alleged inflammatory sppech derogating Mahatma Gandhi, reports ANI.
Dec 30, 2021 08:49 AM IST
Centre extends AFSPA in Nagaland for 6 more months
Days after the Centre formed a committee to study the removal of AFSPA from Nagaland, the ministry of home affairs extended the act in the state for six more months from today (December 30).
Dec 30, 2021 08:21 AM IST
Houseboat tourism resumes in Kerala after long pause
Houseboat tourism resumed in Kerala’s Kottayam after a long gap, reports ANI. However, houseboat employees expressed concern about the thin footfall and the looming threat of the Omicron variant.
Dec 30, 2021 07:58 AM IST
126 tiger deaths recorded across country in 2021
As many as 126 tiger deaths were recorded from across the country in 2021, reports ANI citing the National Tiger Conservation Authority.
Dec 30, 2021 06:34 AM IST
6 JeM terrorists killed in 2 separate encounters in J&K
6 #terrorists of proscribed #terror outfit JeM killed in two separate #encounters. 4 among the killed terrorists have been identified so far as (2) #Pakistani & (2) local terrorists. Identification of other 02 terrorists is being ascertained. A big #success for us: IGP Kashmir
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) December 29, 2021
Jammu and Kashmir police said that as many as six terrorists of the Jaish-e-Mohammed group were killed in two separate encounters in Anantnag and Kulgam. The police also said that two among those killed were Pakistani nationals and two were locals, while the identification of the remaining two was being carried out.
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Augment public transport while travel restrictions continue, say experts
- Transport experts say that there is a need to make short and long term plans to address these challenges in order to stop public transport users from switching to personal vehicles
Updated on Dec 30, 2021 05:20 PM IST
News updates from HT: India seeing sharp spike in Covid cases for 3-4 days
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Updated on Dec 30, 2021 05:37 PM IST
BJP plans youth mahakumbh in Varanasi
The party has been organising various events in the state to connect with young voters, especially those who will cast their ballots for the first time, to tell them about the work done by the Modi government since 2014, and the Yogi Adityanath government in the past five years.
Published on Dec 30, 2021 05:05 PM IST
Provide food, treatment to people at Missionaries of Charity-run homes: Patnaik
Missionaries of Charity runs a leprosy home near Bhubaneswar that houses 300 inmates. It also runs 12 orphanages with 600-odd inmates.
Published on Dec 30, 2021 04:24 PM IST
Sharp increase in Covid cases in 3-4 days, situation concerning in 22 districts
No need to panic, but there is a need to be vigilant, Niti Aayog (health) member Dr VK Paul said. The present surge could be part of the global rise pushed by Omicron, Dr Paul said. India’s R-value at this point is 1.22, the Centre said.
Published on Dec 30, 2021 04:19 PM IST
Community spread of Omicron: What does it mean? What we know about this
Omicron community spread in Delhi: Health minister Satyendar Jain said Omicron variant is inside Delhi as people without any foreign travel history are now testing positive of this new variant.
Published on Dec 30, 2021 03:17 PM IST
What the Chandigarh Municipal Election results signify
- The AAP’s surge in Chandigarh, the shared capital of Punjab and Haryana, will serve as a much-needed morale booster for the party
Published on Dec 30, 2021 03:16 PM IST
Akhilesh’s lab stands for ‘loot’, ‘aatankwaad’ and ‘bhrashtachar’: Shah in UP
- Sounding the poll bugle in Uttar Pradesh, Union home minister Amit Shah took a swipe at the former SP and BSP governments in the state.
Published on Dec 30, 2021 03:13 PM IST
Two years of the Hemant Soren government: Hits and Misses
- In his two years in power after wresting power from the BJP, with a handsome majority for his pre-poll JMM-Congress-RJD alliance, there have been hits and misses in terms of electoral promises being fulfilled.
Updated on Dec 30, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Goa to test all passengers travelling from abroad amid Omicron alarm
The government earlier limited gatherings at casinos, nightclubs, bars, restaurants to 50% of the maximum capacity in view of the rising Covid-19 cases
Updated on Dec 30, 2021 02:56 PM IST
Last date for filing ITR on December 31, taxpayers risk penalty of upto ₹5,000
The last date for filing the income tax returns for the financial year was initially extended from July 31, 2021 to September 30, 2021 due to the disastrous second Covid-19 wave in the country.
Published on Dec 30, 2021 02:27 PM IST
Ramp up hospital preparedness, increase vaccine coverage: Centre to 8 states
The warning comes as India on Thursday reported 13,154 new Covid cases in a sharp rise in the last 24 hours. India’s Omicron tally on Thursday surged to 961.
Published on Dec 30, 2021 02:16 PM IST