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Updated on Jan 05, 2022 09:25 PM IST
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Jan 05, 2022 09:25 PM IST
Assam reports 591 new Covid-19 cases
Assam logs 591 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths. Active cases at 1979 while positivity rate reaches 1.72%.
Jan 05, 2022 08:46 PM IST
Covid-19: Delhi govt cancels leaves of officers
Delhi govt cancels leaves granted to all its officers, except medical leaves, as Covid-19 cases rise in the national capital.
Jan 05, 2022 08:26 PM IST
Maharashtra logs over 26,000 new Covid-19 cases
Maharashtra records 26,000 new Covid-19 cases and eight deaths. Total cases rise to 6,757,032 including 141,581 deaths. Omicron infections, meanwhile, rise by 144 to 797.
Jan 05, 2022 07:57 PM IST
Covid-19: Centre orders closure of galleries at National Museum
All the galleries of National Museum shall remain closed for visitors from today till further order. However, all departments of the museum will remain open as per order: Ministry of Culture
Jan 05, 2022 07:25 PM IST
Mumbai sees over 15,000 new Covid-19 cases
15,166 fresh Covid-19 infections and three deaths in Mumbai. Active cases at 61,923: BMC
Jan 05, 2022 06:56 PM IST
3 new Omicron cases in Punjab’s Ludhiana
Punjab’s Ludhiana sees three new cases of Omicron. A returnee from UK among those found infected with the variant.
Jan 05, 2022 06:18 PM IST
Regret that PM had to leave, says Punjab CM Channi
‘Regret that PM had to leave’: Punjab CM Channi on alleged security lapse which led to cancellation of Modi’s scheduled rally in Ferozepur.
Jan 05, 2022 06:02 PM IST
10,665 new Covid-19 cases and 8 deaths in Delhi
Delhi records 10,665 new Covid-19 cases, 2239 recoveries and eight deaths. Positivity rate rises to 11.88%.
Jan 05, 2022 05:44 PM IST
Night curfew to be imposed in Himachal Pradesh
Night curfew to be imposed from 10pm to 5am throughout the state besides closure of indoor sports complexes, cinema halls, multiplexes, stadia, swimming pools, gyms, langers; 50% gathering allowed at marriage/banquet halls: Suresh Bharadwaj, state minister
Jan 05, 2022 05:13 PM IST
‘What has happened is not acceptable’: Sunil Jakhar
What has happened today is just not acceptable. It’s against Panjabiyat. A secure passage for the Prime Minister of India to address BJP’s political rally in Ferozpur should have been ensured. That’s how democracy works: Sunil Jakhar, Punjab Congress chief
Jan 05, 2022 04:39 PM IST
‘For precautionary dose, same vaccine to be used’
For precautionary dose, the vaccine with which a person was fully vaccinated earlier (i.e. received two doses), to be used: Health ministry
Jan 05, 2022 04:19 PM IST
Daily Covid-19 cases up 6.3 times: Health ministry
India has reported a more than 6.3 times increase in cases in the last 8 days. A sharp increase seen in case positivity from 0.79% on December 29 to 5.03% on January 5.
Jan 05, 2022 04:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu announces night curfew
Night curfew starting tomorrow from 10pm to 5am in Tamil Nadu, announces state govt.
Jan 05, 2022 03:49 PM IST
‘Thank your CM’: PM Modi
“Thank your chief minister I was able to make it alive to Bhatinda airport,” PM Modi tells officials at Bhatinda airport.
Jan 05, 2022 03:15 PM IST
BJP chief Nadda cancels Bengal visit
In view of the evolving Covid-19 situation and rising number of new cases in Kolkata, BJP national president JP Nadda’s scheduled visit to West Bengal on January 9-10 stands postponed, says the party’s state unit.
Jan 05, 2022 02:34 PM IST
PM Modi’s Ferozepur rally cancelled
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Ferozepur in poll-bound Punjab cancelled.
Jan 05, 2022 01:50 PM IST
Gujarat HC bans entry of general public into its premises amid rising Covid-19 cases
The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday banned the entry of general public into its premises and made it mandatory for ‘party-in-person’ to produce negative Covid-19 certificate not older than 48 hours.
Jan 05, 2022 01:01 PM IST
PM Modi ro reach Ferozepur shortly
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects in Punjab’s Ferozepur shortly. He is expected to reach Ferozepur from Bathinda airport in 30 minutes.
Jan 05, 2022 12:32 PM IST
Congress postpones women’s marathon across UP amid Covid spread
The Congress on Wednesday postponed its women’s marathon, titled ‘Ladki Hun Lad Sakti Hun’ across Uttar Pradesh in view of a rise in Covid-19 cases. Read more
Jan 05, 2022 12:28 PM IST
3rd wave has hit Delhi, 10,000 new cases expected today, says Jain
Delhi is likely to report as many as 10,000 Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, said city health minister Satyendar Jain, adding that the national capital’s daily positivity rate will inch closer to 10 per cent. Read more
Jan 05, 2022 11:53 AM IST
13 fishermen from Tamil Nadu detained in Sri Lanka being released, confirms India
Sri Lanka is releasing 13 Indian fishermen: High Commission of India in Colombo
Jan 05, 2022 11:22 AM IST
60 BEST employees test positive for Covid-19
As many as 60 employees of BEST have tested positive for the Covid-19 disease in Mumbai, reports ANI.
Jan 05, 2022 11:11 AM IST
China reports major fall in virus cases in locked-down Xi’an, reports AP
China on Wednesday reported a major drop in local Covid-19 infections in the northern city of Xi’an, which has been under a tight lockdown for the past two weeks, reports news agency AP.
Jan 05, 2022 10:10 AM IST
Mumbai Police arrest one more student in ‘Bulli Bai’ app case
Mumbai Police has arrested one more student in ‘Bulli Bai’ app case. The accused has been identified as Mayank Rawal.
This is the second arrest from Uttarakhand while third in connection with the ongoing investigation into the ‘Bulli Bai’ app where images of Muslim women were posted in an attempt to “auction” them.
Jan 05, 2022 09:54 AM IST
Ajit Pawar chairs meeting on rising Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra
Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar is charing a meeting with health minister Rajesh Tope and senior government officers in Mumbai amid rising Covid-19 cases in the state, reports news agency ANI.
Jan 05, 2022 09:26 AM IST
India records 58,097 new Covid-19 infections, over 500 deaths in 24 hours
India reported 58,097 new Covid-19 cases and 534 deaths in the past 24 hours. With this, the total tally of Coronavirus infections in the country reached 3,50,18,358.
As many as 15,389 people recovered from the viral infection in the same time span.
Check Covid-19 status in India:
Daily positivity rate: 4.18%
Active cases: 2,14,004
Total recoveries: 3,43,21,803
Death toll: 4,82,551
Total vaccination: 147.72 crore doses
Jan 05, 2022 08:47 AM IST
3 JeM terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Pulwama
Three JeM terrorists killed in an encounter with security forces in Chandgam, Pulwama. One of them is a Pakistani national. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 2 M-4 carbines & 1 AK series rifle recovered: Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir
Jan 05, 2022 08:22 AM IST
Rains likely in Delhi-NCR in next 2 hours, says IMD
The Indian Meterological Department (IMD) has forcast light to moderate-intensity rain in adjoining areas of Delhi-NCR (Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Noida, Dadri, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, Manesar) during the next 2 hours, reports news agency ANI.
Jan 05, 2022 07:36 AM IST
Election Commission to hold virtual meet with top officials in Manipur to take stock of poll preparedness
The Election Commission has convened a virtual meeting with top officials and representatives of political parties from Manipur on Wednesday ahead of the assembly elections due this year. Read more
Jan 05, 2022 06:32 AM IST
Flights from Mumbai, Delhi can reach Bengal thrice a week from today as Covid-19 curbs begin
The recently announced restrictions by the West Bengal government limiting the number of domestic flights from Delhi and Mumbai will come into force from Wednesday (January 5) onwards. Read more
Jan 05, 2022 06:29 AM IST
PM Modi to visit Punjab’s Ferozepur today, launch projects worth ₹42,750 crore
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than ₹42,750 crore, in Punjab’s Ferozepur, on Wednesday. Read more
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Tripura MLA disqualified two months after joining Trinamool Congress
Tripura MLA Ashish Das was served a notice under anti-defection law soon after he joined the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress.
Updated on Jan 05, 2022 08:49 PM IST
MHA seeks detailed report on PM Modi’s ‘security lapse’ in Punjab
- Taking to Twitter, Union home minister Amit Shah said accountability will be fixed. “Such dereliction of security procedure in the Prime Minister’s visit is totally unacceptable and accountability will be fixed,” Shah wrote.
Updated on Jan 05, 2022 08:47 PM IST
Omicron alert: Doctor says next two weeks crucial. Here’s why
Omicron wave in South Africa, UK, Denmark has seen a sudden surge followed by a quick dip, based on which experts are estimating that India’s peak will arrive in the next four weeks.
Published on Jan 05, 2022 07:32 PM IST
Calcutta HC urges Bengal govt to consider plea to ban Ganga Sagar Mela
The daily count of Covid-19 cases has shot up more than 16 times in the last ten days in the state. On Tuesday, West Bengal reported 9,073 new Covid-19 cases up from the daily count of 544 reported on December 26. In Kolkata, 4,759 new cases were reported on Tuesday, the highest among all districts in the state.
Updated on Jan 05, 2022 07:29 PM IST
‘Who leaked PM route info’: Smriti Irani jabs Punjab govt over security breach
The Punjab government for its part claimed the Prime Minister was to travel by air but because of the rain, his plan was changed.
Updated on Jan 05, 2022 09:24 PM IST
No painkiller recommended for children vaccinated with Covaxin: Bharat Biotech
- The Hyderabad-based vaccine maker said that certain immunisation centres are recommending three paracetamol tablets of 500 mg for children vaccinated with Covaxin.
Published on Jan 05, 2022 06:45 PM IST
‘Major safety concerns’: ICMR chief’s advice for using Molnupiravir
- The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) last week gave emergency approval to Molnupiravir as the country witnessed a spike in Covid-19 cases following the emergence of the highly contagious Omicron variant.
Published on Jan 05, 2022 06:16 PM IST
Three-day RSS meet begins in Hyderabad, Bharat-centric education on agenda
Emphasising that it was not a decision-making meeting but was only a meeting for sharing information with the affiliated organisations, Ambekar said the meeting deliberated on the imparting of education with Bharat as the central idea.
Published on Jan 05, 2022 05:05 PM IST
There’s 6.8 times spike in cases; Delhi, Maha among states of concern: Govt
- “As many as 28 districts in the country are reporting more than 10 per cent weekly positivity,” the Union ministry of health and family welfare said.
Updated on Jan 05, 2022 06:30 PM IST