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Dec 27, 2021 10:48 PM IST
UAE issues first civil marriage license for non-Muslim couple
The UAE issued its first civil marriage license for a non-Muslim couple, state media reported Monday, as the Gulf country seeks to keep its edge over regional competitors. Read more
Dec 27, 2021 10:26 PM IST
Over 4,400 people fined for Covid-19 norm violation in Delhi on Sunday, reports PTI
Amid a rising number of coronavirus cases in Delhi, over 4,425 people were fined for violating norms such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing on Sunday, according to news agency PTI.
Dec 27, 2021 09:55 PM IST
7 cops hurt during resident doctors’ protest near ITO, reports ANI
At least seven cops were injured during resident doctors’ protest near ITO on Monday, news agency ANI reported citing Delhi Police.
Dec 27, 2021 09:16 PM IST
Centre reviews public health measures, vaccination status in 5 poll-bound states
Reviewing public health measures and vaccination status in 5 poll-bound states, the Centre on Monday advised ramping up vaccination of all eligible population through district-wise weekly plan following a daily review.
The Centre also directed strict enforcement of the Covid-19-appropriate behaviour.
Dec 27, 2021 08:55 PM IST
Karnataka imposes night curfew from Dec 28 to Jan 7
The Karnataka government has imposed a night curfew between 10pm to 5am in the state from December 28 until January 7, reported news agency ANI quoting Bengaluru Police commissioner Kamal Pant. The restriction came in the wake of rising cases of the Omicron variant in the state.
Dec 27, 2021 08:48 PM IST
Telangana reports 12 new cases of Omicron variant
Telangana has reported 12 new cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections from the new strain to 55, reported news agency ANI. Of the total infections, 10 people have completely recovered and been discharged from the state-run TIMS hospital.
Dec 27, 2021 08:01 PM IST
Maharashtra reports 26 new Omicron cases, surpasses Delhi as leading contributor
Maharashtra has reported 26 fresh cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus, surpassing Delhi as the leading contributor of the infections from the new strain.
Dec 27, 2021 07:50 PM IST
Amit Shah chairs high-level NCORD meeting
Home minister Amit Shah on Monday chaired a high-level Narco Coordination (NCORD) meeting in which following decisions were taken:
1) Shah directed arrangement of container scanners at ports
2) He also ordered to prepare national narco-canine pool
3) A standing Inter-Ministerial Committee to be set up to curb misuse of dual-use precursor chemicals
4) An effective system to be put in place to stop increasing use of Dark Net and Crypto-currency in illegal drugs trade
Dec 27, 2021 06:54 PM IST
Kerala govt imposes 10pm-5am night curfew from December 30 to January 2
In view of the rising Omicron cases, Kerala government on Monday imposed a night curfew (10pm to 5am) from December 30 till January 2. Read more
Dec 27, 2021 06:27 PM IST
‘Precautionary dose’ applicable after 9 months of 2nd dose of Covid vaccine: NHA
The National Health Authority (NHA) said on Monday that healthcare workers and those above the age of 60 will be eligible for a ‘precautionary dose’ of vaccine against Covid-19 only after nine months of receiving the second jab. Read more
Dec 27, 2021 04:55 PM IST
First case of Omicron variant detected in Northeast
The first case of Omicron, the fast-spreading variant of coronavirus, was detected in Northeast on Monday after a male passenger with a travel history to Tanzania tested positive for the new strain.
Dec 27, 2021 04:13 PM IST
Delhi’s daily Covid-19 tally goes up to 331
Delhi has reported 331 Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally from the viral infection in the union territory to 14,43,683. The positivity rate has risen to 0.68 per cent. Read more
Dec 27, 2021 03:48 PM IST
Haryana cabinet expansion tomorrow, new ministers to take oath at 4 pm
Haryana cabinet expansion to take place tomorrow. New ministers of the state cabinet are expected to take oath tomorrow at 4pm: CMO
Dec 27, 2021 02:50 PM IST
Goa reports 1st Omicron case, 8-year-old boy with travelling history to UK found infected
Goa reported its first Omicron case on Monday after a 8-year-old boy with travelling history to UK was found infected with the new strain of the coronavirus. Read more
Dec 27, 2021 02:15 PM IST
BMC calls meeting with health, ward officers over rising Covid-19 cases in Mumbai
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Iqbal Chahal has called a meeting on Monday with health and ward officers over rising Covid-19 cases in Mumbai.
Dec 27, 2021 01:06 PM IST
Kerala top performing state in Niti Aayog health index
Kerala top state in overall health performance among larger states, Uttar Pradesh the worst, says the fourth Health Index by Niti Aayog.
Dec 27, 2021 01:00 PM IST
Local Covid-19 containment measures, curbs may be imposed, as needed: Centre tells states
In fresh advisory, Centre tells states that local Covid-19 containment measures, curbs may be imposed, as needed, in festive season.
Dec 27, 2021 11:46 AM IST
Afghanistan universities yet to reopen, money just a reason listed by Taliban
The Taliban have said universities in Afghanistan are yet to open because of the economic crisis facing the country and also over the issue of co-education.
Dec 27, 2021 10:38 AM IST
Maharashtra: 35 police personnel, govt employees test positive in 2 days
As many as 35 people including police personnel and government employees test positive for Covid-19 during the RT-PCR testing of 2,300 people conducted in the last 2 days during the Winter Session of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly: Vidhan Bhavan
Dec 27, 2021 09:36 AM IST
Sensex tanks over 400 points in opening session; Nifty trades at 16,875
Sensex tanks 444.83 points to 56,679.48 in opening session, Nifty tumbles 128.40 points to 16,875.35.
Dec 27, 2021 09:35 AM IST
India’s daily Covid-19 tally falls 6.52%, Omicron count goes up to 578
With 6,531 new cases, India’s daily Covid-19 tally falls 6.52%, according to the Union health ministry’ website. Meanwhile, the Omicron count has goes up to 578, the ministy also informed.
Dec 27, 2021 08:50 AM IST
BSF recoveres 3 IEDs in Odisha
Special Operations team of Border Security Force (BSF) has recovered 3 IEDs adjacent to a road near Tentulipadar in Swabhimaan Anchal in Odisha onSunday, informs BSF in statement.
Dec 27, 2021 07:55 AM IST
Ex-Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh’s judicial custody to end today
Anil Deshmukh’s custody was extended earlier this month, hours after suspended police officer Sachin Waze told the state-appointed inquiry commission the former home minister had neither made any monetary demands nor was any money collected from Mumbai’s bar owners or people related to them.
Dec 27, 2021 07:13 AM IST
60 and above: What you need to get third Covid-19 vaccine jab
People aged 60 years and above will be given a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine from January 10 next year if they suffer from certain co-morbid conditions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Saturday. PM Modi called the third shot a precaution dose.
Dec 27, 2021 06:21 AM IST
PM Modi to launch hydropower projects worth ₹11,000 crore in Himachal today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visit Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation for hydropower projects worth more than ₹11,000 crore. Included among these is the Renukaji Dam project, lying pending for around three decades.
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Odisha woman raped by 4 backtracked in court. Judge says charge her with perjury
Odisha: Kandhamal judge Bhaskar Chandra Sahu acquitted the four men accused of gang rape after she turned hostile and ordered that the woman be tried under section 193 of the Indian Penal Code
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 11:01 PM IST
Mamata’s intention mala fide: BJP on Missionaries of Charity’s a/c freeze claim
- “Mamata Banerjee’s intention is totally fabricated and mala fide,” Adhikari was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Published on Dec 27, 2021 10:36 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
4.8-magnitude earthquake hits Srinagar
- “Earthquake of Magnitude:4.8, Occurred on 27-12-2021, 19:07:29 IST, Lat: 35.26 & Long: 74.80, Depth: 212 Km, Location: 130km N of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India,” tweeted NCS.
Published on Dec 27, 2021 10:21 PM IST
Sidhu says MLA can make cops ‘wet their pants’, officer sends defamation notice
The controversy erupted after Sidhu, at a recent rally in Sultanpur Lodhi while pointing towards sitting MLA Navtej Singh Cheema, said he can “make a ‘thanedar’ (policeman) wet his pants”.
Published on Dec 27, 2021 10:08 PM IST
Centre nudges 5 poll-bound states to exponentially increase testing, vaccination
Of the five states where elections are expected early next year, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Manipur have Covid-19 vaccination coverage numbers well below the national average.
Published on Dec 27, 2021 09:57 PM IST
Govt fixes a 9-month gap for 3rd vaccine dose, says will send SMS alert
India has at least 137.5 million persons above 60 years of age, official data show, who could be potentially eligible for an additional dose. They can register for the third dose after nine months elapse from the date on which they were administered their second shot.
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 09:30 PM IST
News updates from HT: Vikram Misri appointed new deputy NSA
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Published on Dec 27, 2021 08:58 PM IST
PM Modi’s UAE visit in Jan marks 50 years of diplomatic ties, deepen partnership
PM Modi UAE visit: India and the UAE are also engaged in negotiations for a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) and are hoping to complete the talks by March next year.
Published on Dec 27, 2021 08:45 PM IST
Amit Shah to address 3 public rallies in Uttar Pradesh tomorrow
- He is scheduled to address public meetings in Orai in Jalaun and Kasganj on Sunday.
Published on Dec 27, 2021 08:17 PM IST
Mother Teresa’s charity denies bank account freeze after Mamata blames Centre
- The charity, founded by Mother Teresa, issued a clarification saying the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act registration has been “neither suspended nor cancelled.”
Published on Dec 27, 2021 08:05 PM IST
Uttarakhand government announces night curfew amid Omicron threat
The announcement came days after neighbouring Uttar Pradesh announced night curfew to check the rising Covid-19 cases. Essential services like health, movement of vehicles carrying health personnel, ambulances, postal services have been exempted from the ambit of the curfew.
Published on Dec 27, 2021 07:33 PM IST
Kerala imposes night curfew as virus spreads alarm. Check details here
- The state government imposed a curfew between 10pm to 5am that will come into effect on December 30 and will in force till January 2.
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 07:43 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
Only Covaxin for young adults, 39-week gap for precaution doses: Here’s more
The Union health ministry said prioritisation and sequencing of the precaution dose would be based on the completion of nine months or 39 weeks from the date of administration of the second dose.
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 07:06 PM IST