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Dec 13, 2021 07:33 PM IST
2 more Omicron Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, tally reaches 20 in state
The total cases of Omicron Covid-19 variant in Maharashtra reached 20 as two new cases – one in Latur and another in Pune – were detected in the state.
Dec 13, 2021 07:30 PM IST
UPDATE: 2 cops succumb to injuries following terrorist attack in Kashmir
The Kashmir police said that two of the 14 cops injured in the terrorist attack in Zewan, Kashmir, earlier today, succumbed to their injuries.
Dec 13, 2021 06:54 PM IST
UPDATE: 14 cops injured as terrorists open fire on police vehicle near Zewan area, Srinagar
#Terrorists fired upon a police vehicle near Zewan in Pantha Chowk area of #Srinagar. 14 personnel #injured in the attack. All the injured personnel evacuated to hospital. Area cordoned off. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) December 13, 2021
The Kashmir Police confirmed that 14 cops have been injured after terrorists opened fire on a police bus near Zewan in Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar. The area has been cordoned off.
Dec 13, 2021 06:49 PM IST
Congress appoints Navjot Singh Sidhu as chairman of Punjab election committee
Hon’ble Congress President has approved the proposal of the formation of Pradesh Election Committee of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, as follows, with immediate effect. pic.twitter.com/npMuzcA1Az
— INC Sandesh (@INCSandesh) December 13, 2021
The Congress party appointed Navjot Singh Sidhu as the chairman of Punjab election committee.
Dec 13, 2021 06:40 PM IST
Terrorists open fire on police bus in Kashmir’s Zewan area, injuries reported
Terrorists opened fire on a police bus in Kashmir’s Zewan area and injuries have been reported following the incident.
Dec 13, 2021 05:46 PM IST
Retail inflation rises to 4.91% in Nov against 4.48% in Oct, says govt
Retail inflation in the country rose to 4.91% in November 2021 as against 4.48% in October 2021, according to government data.
Dec 13, 2021 05:26 PM IST
UK reports at least one death from Omicron variant, reports AFP citing PM Boris Johnson
The UK reported at least one death from the Omicron Covid-19 variant, reports AFP citing Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Dec 13, 2021 04:56 PM IST
Ban on trucks in Delhi to continue till further orders: Gopal Rai
Campaigns like water sprinkling, anti-open burning, & a ban on trucks in Delhi will continue till further orders. 81% of the complaints received on the Green Delhi app have been dealt with: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai
— ANI (@ANI) December 13, 2021
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said that the ban on trucks in the city will continue till further orders and campaigns like water sprinkling and anti-open burning would continue, reports ANI.
He made the remarks following a review meeting by the government regarding pollution in the city.
Dec 13, 2021 04:37 PM IST
Kareena Kapoor Khan, Amrita Arora test positive for coronavirus, BMC says both of them had violated Covid norms
Actors Kareena Kapoor Khan & Amrita Arora tested positive for #COVID19. Both of them had violated COVID norms & attended several parties. BMC has ordered people, who came in contact with the two actors, to undergo RT-PCR test: BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation)
(File pic) pic.twitter.com/wKqoqgFM4x
— ANI (@ANI) December 13, 2021
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has asked those who came in contacts with actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Amrita Arora – they tested positive for Covid-19 – to undergo RT PCR tests. The civic body also said that the actors violated Covid norms and attended several parties, reports ANI.
Dec 13, 2021 03:56 PM IST
‘Physical training under all weather conditions completed now’: Rakesh Tikait on farmers protest
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said that the farmers have trained for the movement for a year and that their training was complete now, reports ANI. “This physical training, under all weather conditions, has been completed now. They have succeeded in the training, will work for the next 30-40 years,” he said.
Dec 13, 2021 03:09 PM IST
India successfully tests long-range Supersonic Missile Assisted Torpedo off Balasore coast in Odisha
India successfully test fired a long-range Supersonic Missile Assisted Torpedo (SMART) off the coast of Balasore in Odisha, reports ANI citing defence officials.
The weapon system is being developed by DRDO for the Indian Navy.
Dec 13, 2021 02:47 PM IST
21,235 families of Covid-19 victims received ₹50,000 ex-gratia: Delhi govt
Delhi minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said that the one-time financial aid of ₹50,000 has been given to 21,235 families that reported deaths due to Covid-19, reports PTI.
Dec 13, 2021 01:14 PM IST
Encounter underway in Srinagar
A day after Pulwama, encounter breaks out in J-K’s Srinagar, 2 unidentified terrorists killed, say police.
Dec 13, 2021 12:02 PM IST
PM Modi welcomed with showers of flower petals in Varanasi
#WATCH | Locals gave a rousing welcome to PM Narendra Modi, showering flower petals and raising slogans of ‘Modi, Modi’ & ‘Har Har Mahadev’ in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi
The PM is on a two-day visit to the city to inaugurate Kashi Vishwanath Corridor project pic.twitter.com/155VrYjEpT
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 13, 2021
Dec 13, 2021 11:31 AM IST
2 cargo ships collide in Baltic Sea off Sweden’s south coast
Two cargo ships collide in Baltic Sea off Sweden’s south coast, Reuters reports citing local media.
Dec 13, 2021 11:08 AM IST
PM Modi offers prayers at Kaal Bhiarav temple on his arrival in Varanasi
Dec 13, 2021 10:51 AM IST
‘Political motives’: Raut on FIR for allegedly abusing BJP members
FIR registered against me in Delhi has been done with political motives and to suppress my voice. It has been done to defame my party as CBI, I-T, ED can’t be used against me. I’m an MP, it’s not right to encourage some to register false complaints against me, says Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut. The commenst are in reference to the a FIR filed with Delhi police by a BJP leader for allegedly using “abusive language” on television against BJP members.
Dec 13, 2021 09:22 AM IST
India’s daily Covid-19 tally drops for 3rd straight day with 7,350 cases
India reports 7,350 new cases, 202 deaths and 7,973 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The active caseload stands at 91,456, lowest in 561 days, said ministry health ministry in daily health bulletin. The recovery rate has surged to 98.37%, it also said.
Dec 13, 2021 09:03 AM IST
PM Modi pays tribute to security personnel killed in 2001 Parliament attack
I pay my tributes to all those security personnel who were martyred in the line of duty during the Parliament attack in 2001. Their service to the nation and supreme sacrifice continues to inspire every citizen.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 13, 2021
Dec 13, 2021 08:56 AM IST
Harnaaz Sandhu becomes Miss Universe 2021, brings the crown home after 21 years
The new Miss Universe 2021 is Harnaaz Sandhu from India. The 21-year-old model was crowned the Miss Universe 2021 on Monday, December 13. Harnaaz will bring home the Miss Universe crown after 21 years. Before her, Lara Dutta was crowned the Miss Universe in 2000. Read More
Dec 13, 2021 07:59 AM IST
Amid Beijing Winter Olympics boycott, China’s note of appreciation for Pakistan
China’s ambassador to Pakistan has said his country appreciates Pakistan for being against the “politicization” of sports after Islamabad’s comment that the Beijing Winter Olympics would offer “a spectacular and colourful gala to sports enthusiasts around the world.” Read More
Dec 13, 2021 07:23 AM IST
PM Modi to inaugurate Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in Varanasi today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Monday to inaugurate Phase 1 of the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, constructed at a cost of around ₹339 crore. Red More
Dec 13, 2021 06:16 AM IST
Omicron cases in India at 38; 6 states and 2 Union territories report infections
Omicron cases in India rose to 38 after Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh and Kerala reported their first infections and Maharashtra and Karnataka also recorded one each of the latest coronavirus variant on Sunday.
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Published on Dec 13, 2021 06:41 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be participating in ‘Padyatra’ in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, on December 18, as part of Congress party’s ongoing nationwide ‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’ launched by the party to create awareness about increasing inflation rates
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 06:39 PM IST
“If anyone wants to defeat BJP then it is up to them to support us. I have a plan for Goa just like I had a plan for West Bengal. I work for all religions and castes,” Mamata Banerjee said.
Published on Dec 13, 2021 06:32 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PM Modi is in Varanasi on a two-day visit where he inaugurated the first phase of the Kashi Vishwanath corridor project. Besides chief minister Yogi Adityanath, his counterparts of other BJP-ruled states are in the city to take part in a CM’s conclave.
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Consumer prices rose 4.91% in November from the same month last year, speeding up from October’s 4.48% but lower than the consensus Reuters poll forecast of 5.10%, Ministry of Statistics data showed on Monday.
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 06:21 PM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Tuesday deliver a virtual address at the 6th Global Technology Summit, which brings together policy-makers and domain experts to discuss policy aspects of trending technology topics
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 05:06 PM IST
The petitioner Peter Myalparambhil had moved court in October arguing that using the prime minister’s image on Covid-19 vaccine certificates “has no substance, utility or relevance”
Published on Dec 13, 2021 04:38 PM IST
The committee’s recommendation has come at a time when engineering colleges in India recorded a 10-year low in the number of seats being offered this year
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 05:19 PM IST
- The Prime Minister also expressed his gratitude towards every labourer who was involved in the construction of the grand complex, acknowledging that the work to build the corridor did not stop even during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 03:31 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, Varanasi