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Jan 04, 2022 03:49 PM IST
PM Modi inaugurates airport terminal building in Agartala
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates new airport terminal building at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport in Agartala, Tripur
Jan 04, 2022 03:40 PM IST
Activists urge Tesla to close new Xinjiang showroom
American activists are appealing to Tesla Inc. to close a new showroom in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, where officials are accused of abuses against mostly Muslim ethnic minorities.
Jan 04, 2022 02:53 PM IST
21-year-old man arrested in ‘Bulli Bai’ app case identified as Vishal Kumar, main accused a woman
In ‘Bulli Bai’ app case, the 21-year-old man arrested by Mumbai Police Cyber Cell has been identified as Vishal Kumar. Main accused in the case is a woman detained from Uttarakhand. Both of the accused know each other, reports ANI citing Mumbai Police.
Jan 04, 2022 02:30 PM IST
Today, Delhi expected to report 5500 Covid cases: Jain
Today, Delhi is expected to report 5500 Covid cases, with the positivity rate rising to 8.5%, news agency ANI reports Delhi health minister Satyender Jain.
Jan 04, 2022 01:48 PM IST
Two militants linked with LeT/TRF killed in encounter in J&K’s Kulgam
As many as two militants, both linked with LeT/TRF and locals, have been killed in the earlier encounter in J&K’s Kulgam area.
Jan 04, 2022 01:08 PM IST
Past govts only worked on ‘don’t look East’ but we adopted ‘Act East Policy’: PM Modi in Manipur
Even after 75 years of independence, a peak in Andaman & Nicobar Islands was called Mount Harriet. We decided to change it to Mount Manipur. Previous govts only had one policy for North-Eastern states, ‘don’t look East’, but we adopted the Act East Policy for this area: PM Modi pic.twitter.com/PahmhD8vcO
— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2022
After inaugurating and laying foundation stone of 22 developmental projects in Manipur on Tuesday, PM Modi said that previous governments in the northeastern state only worked on one policy which was “don’t look east” but the BJP government has adopted the “Act East Policy.”
Jan 04, 2022 12:45 PM IST
DDMA imposes weekend curfew, no non-essential movement allowed
The DDMA has decided to impose weekend curfew in Delhi in which no non-essential movement will be permitted. All government offices, except those dealing with essential services, will work from home. There will be 50% cap on private offices. The move comes amid alarming spike in Covid-19 cases in the city. Read more here.
Jan 04, 2022 11:46 AM IST
Covid reaching CM not big deal but spreading among people is concern: Delhi health minister
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has “only mild symptoms” of Covid-19 and that the virus reaching him is “not a big deal,” according to ANI. “But spreading among the people is a matter of concern. We need to be extremely cautious,” he was quoted as saying.
Jan 04, 2022 11:17 AM IST
DDMA meeting on Covid-19 situation in Delhi begins
The meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting on the Covid-19 scenario in the national capital commences in virtual format.
Jan 04, 2022 11:01 AM IST
US sees new daily record of over 1 mn Covid cases in 24 hours
The United States reported over 1 million Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, setting a global record and doubling the figure from just four days before, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.
Jan 04, 2022 10:47 AM IST
Delhi BJP MP Manoj Tiwari tests positive for Covid-19
परसों (2 Jan) रात से ही अस्वस्थ महसूस कर रहा था।हल्का बुखार और ज़ुकाम होने के कारण कल उत्तराखंड – रूद्रपुर प्रचार में भी नहीं जा पाया था..टेस्ट में आज पॉज़िटिव आया हूँ..
सतर्कता बरतते हुए अपने आप को कल ही isolate कर लिया था.
कृपया अपना और अपने परिवार का ध्यान रखें ?
— Manoj Tiwari ?? (@ManojTiwariMP) January 4, 2022
Delhi BJP MP Manoj Tiwari says he has tested positive for Covid-19.
Jan 04, 2022 10:18 AM IST
Punjab imposes night curfew from 10pm-5am; closes schools, colleges
In a fresh order issued on January 4, the Punjab government has imposed night curfew from 10pm to 5am in the state and has also shut all education institutions, including schools, colleges, universities and coaching centres. The order will remain in effect till January 15, 2022.
Jan 04, 2022 09:52 AM IST
China to continue to ‘modernise’ nuclear arsenal, says foreign ministry
China Tuesday said it will continue to “modernise” its nuclear arsenal and called on the United States and Russia to reduce their stockpiles a day after global powers pledged to prevent such weapons spreading. (AFP)
Jan 04, 2022 09:21 AM IST
India’s Covid-19 case count up by 10.75% with 37,379 new infections
India on Tuesday logged as many as 37,379 fresh cases, which took the overally tally up by 10.75%. The single-day caseload has been on a rise now for seven consecutive days.
Jan 04, 2022 09:09 AM IST
DCGI’s SEC to meet today to examine Bharat’s Biotech’s application to use its intanasal Covid vaccine as booster jab
The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) will meet today to examine Bharat Biotech’s application for the use of its intranasal Covid-19 vaccine as a booster shot, ANI reported citing sources.
Jan 04, 2022 09:00 AM IST
Flight services at Patna airport affected due to fog
Owing to fog or low visibility at Patna airport, all departures or arrivals and their consequential flights are affected in Bihar and likely to be delayed, ANI reported citing airport authorities.
Jan 04, 2022 08:15 AM IST
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tests positive for Covid-19
I have tested positive for Covid. Mild symptoms. Have isolated myself at home. Those who came in touch wid me in last few days, kindly isolate urself and get urself tested
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 4, 2022
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter on Tuesday to inform that he has tested positive for Covid-19. He said that he has mild symptoms and have isolated himself at home. “Those who came in touch with me in last few days, kindly isolate yourself and get yourself tested,” the tweet added. Read here.
Jan 04, 2022 07:46 AM IST
‘Lord Krishna comes to my dream every night saying SP will form government in UP’: Akhilesh Yadav
#WATCH | “Lord Sri Krishna comes to my dream every night to tell me that our party is going to form the government,” said Former UP CM and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav yesterday pic.twitter.com/rmq1p8XgwT
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) January 4, 2022
Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said that Lord Sri Krishna to his dream every night to tell him that his party “is going to form the government” in the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, according to a video shared by news agency ANI.
Jan 04, 2022 06:28 AM IST
At 369, Delhi’s AQI is currently in ‘very poor’ category
Delhi | Air Quality Index (AQI) is presently at 369 (overall) in the ‘very poor’ category, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)-India
— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2022
The Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi on Tuesday morning was recorded at 369 (overall), which is in the ‘very poor’ category, as per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)-India.
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33 hospital staff in Lucknow’s Medanata test positive for Covid-19
Medanata Hospital which is at the forefront of Uttar Pradesh’s struggle against Covid-19 has reported 33 positive cases, ascending the virus tally of the state.
Published on Jan 04, 2022 03:20 PM IST
Written by Vanshika Lohia | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Omicron becoming dominant strain in India not a ‘bad thing’, says expert
- The rapid rise in fresh Covid cases, driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant, prompted the Delhi government to announce a fresh set of curbs in the national capital, including the weekend curfew.
Published on Jan 04, 2022 02:51 PM IST
‘Bulli Bai’: Key accused detained from Uttarakhand, engg student held in Mumbai
The website had listed the women for “auction” in what appeared to be a clone of the banned app ‘Sulli Deals’ which had triggered a similar row last year.
Updated on Jan 04, 2022 03:14 PM IST
BJP adopted ‘act east’ policy over past govts’ ‘don’t look east’: PM in Manipur
- Addressing a massive crowd after launching several projects in Manipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that stability must be maintained in the northeastern state and it needs to be taken to new heights of development.
Updated on Jan 04, 2022 02:09 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Covid-19: 5 big things to know about the new IHU variant
Scientists say that the IHU variant contains 46 mutations, which makes it even more resistant to vaccines. It has not been spotted in other countries or labelled a variant under investigation by the World Health Organization.
Published on Jan 04, 2022 01:59 PM IST
News updates from HT: Covid-19 cruiser patients refuse to disembark at Goa
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Published on Jan 04, 2022 12:56 PM IST
Surge in Covid-19 cases indicative of third wave but don’t panic: NK Arora
- Dr NK Arora informed that the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus is accounting for over 50 per cent of the fresh cases of the infection in major Indian cities.
Published on Jan 04, 2022 12:23 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi
BJP MP Manoj Tiwari tests positive for Covid
The BJP star campaigner, Tiwari has cancelled his upcoming rallies in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Published on Jan 04, 2022 11:58 AM IST
Vice Admiral Sree Harilal Sarma passes away at 99
Sarma, who celebrated his 99th birthday on December 5, also fought the 1965 war with Pakistan and the Second World War
Updated on Jan 04, 2022 11:45 AM IST
Covid-19 patients on cruiser refuse to get down at Goa, ship sent back to Mumbai
Covid-19: The Cordelia cruise ship, which was recently on the news in view of a high-profile drugs bust case, was this time carrying hordes of New Year revelers from Mumbai to Goa.
Updated on Jan 04, 2022 11:25 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
As Covid-19 spreads, Punjab imposes night curfew; schools, colleges shut
Punjab reported 419 fresh Covid-19 cases and one death on Monday. This took the state’s infection tally to 6,05,922, while the death toll reached 16,651, according to state government’s medical bulletin.
Published on Jan 04, 2022 10:48 AM IST
At 37,379 cases, India’s Covid tally rises for 7th day; Omicron count at 1,892
- Maharashtra and Delhi remain the leading contributors in India’s Omicron tally with 568 and 382 infections, respectively.
Published on Jan 04, 2022 10:44 AM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi