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Dec 23, 2021 04:37 PM IST
Sonia Gandhi to meet LS MPs from Punjab at her Delhi residence today
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi will meet Lok Sabha MPs from Punjab at her residence in Delhi later today at 6.30pm, news agency ANI reported.
Dec 23, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Kerala reports five new Omicron cases
Kerala on Thursday reported five new Omicron cases, taking the state’s tally to 29, state health minister Veene George said.
Dec 23, 2021 03:40 PM IST
Karnataka reports 12 new Omicron cases, tally rises to 31
Karnataka on Thursday detected as many as12 fresh cases of Omicron Covid-19 variant, health minister Dr K Sudhakar announced on Twitter. With this, the southern state’s Omicron tally has climbed to 31.
Dec 23, 2021 03:37 PM IST
DDMA allows religious places to stay open amid ban on gathering for New Year, Christmas
DDMA allows religious places to stay open amid ban on gatherings for New Year and Christmas. In an order, the DDMA said that social distancing and Covid-appropriate behaviour must be adhered to.
Dec 23, 2021 02:43 PM IST
Firhad Hakim to remain Kolkata mayor
Firhad Hakim will continue in his role as a mayor of Kolkata, TMC spokesperson Riju Dutta announced on Twitter. Meanwhile, TMC MP Mala Roy has been named chairman of KMC, PTI reported.
Dec 23, 2021 02:10 PM IST
PM lays foundation stone of Banas Dairy Kashi Sankul and Biogas Plant in UP
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of Banas Dairy Kashi Sankul and Biogas Plant in Varanasi. He also launched dairy mark and digital portal.
Dec 23, 2021 01:51 PM IST
Punjab CM to visit Ludhiana after explosion hits district court
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi says he will visit Ludhiana to take stock of situation after explosion in district court complex.
Dec 23, 2021 01:26 PM IST
Western disturbance to increase minimum temperature in North India
A fresh intensity of western disturbance and its induced cyclonic circulation is likely to influence northwest India from December 26 and central India from December 27, according to IMD forecast. The cyclonic circulation will increase the minimum temperature in the northwest, east and central India.
Dec 23, 2021 12:38 PM IST
Explosion inside Ludhiana district court complex; 2 dead, 5 injured
At least two people were dead in an explosion reported from a district court complex of Ludhiana, located near the police commissionerate office, while five were injured. The explosion took place in the washroom on the second floor at around 12.22pm.
Dec 23, 2021 12:14 PM IST
Delhi CM holds high-level meeting as Omicron cases rise
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal holds a high-level meeting as Delhi reports 64 Omicron cases (as per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) and to strengthen home isolation managment for Covid-19 patients.
Dec 23, 2021 12:04 PM IST
Movement of 280 trains affected in Firozpur division: CPRO
In the last 24 hours, the movement of more than 280 trains has been affected due to protest demonstration by farmers in the Firozpur Division of the Northern Railway. While more than 400 trains have been affected in the last four days of protest: CPRO, Northern Railway
Dec 23, 2021 10:47 AM IST
PM Modi to chair Covid-19 review meeting at 6:30pm today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to chair the Covid-19 review meeting at 6:30 pm today.
Dec 23, 2021 10:42 AM IST
Over 60% of eligible population in India is fully vaccinated now
“Accomplishing more new feats! Congratulations India. Aided by public participation & dedicated efforts of our health workers,over 60% of eligible population fully vaccinated now,” tweets Union Health Minstry.
Dec 23, 2021 09:02 AM IST
Omicron scare from Delhi to Mumbai: Curbs put in place by states
Amid growing concerns over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, said to be highly infectious and capable of undergoing frequent mutations, multiple states and Union territories across India have reimposed fresh restrictions in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak. Read More
Dec 23, 2021 07:58 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee ‘unhappy’ over not getting a chance to speak at PM’s meeting
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is unhappy for not been given a chance to speak at a virtual meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. According to news agency PTI, the development has anguished the entire state administration. Read More
Dec 23, 2021 07:10 AM IST
Hong Kong university dismantles Tiananmen statue
Hong Kong’s oldest university launched an overnight operation Thursday to dismantle a statue commemorating those killed in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in the latest blow to academic freedoms as China cracks down.
Dec 23, 2021 06:14 AM IST
PM Modi to launch projects worth over ₹2,000 crore in Varanasi today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi on Thursday and launch multiple projects and schemes worth over ₹2,095 crore, his office said on Wednesday.
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Activist accuses Assam govt of targeting him after cops question his nationality
Activist Pranab Doley, 35, said the passport office wrote to him regarding his request for renewal of the travel document, saying his nationality is doubtful as per the report received from the police.
Published on Dec 23, 2021 04:16 PM IST
Bihar: What’s behind the criticism by HAM and VIP, and what it means for NDA
- They may only have four seats each, but former Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM and the Vikassheel Insaan Party led by Mukesh Sahani, but both wield power in the state with their support holding up a 128 seat alliance in an assembly which has 243 seats
Published on Dec 23, 2021 03:50 PM IST
No difference of opinion between party and Prashant Kishor’s I-PAC, claims TMC
Trinamool MP Derek O’Brien on Wednesday said Trinamool is a political party and I-PAC is its political collaborator which was seen as an attempt to draw a line between party and Prashant Kishor.
Published on Dec 23, 2021 03:41 PM IST
India’s hospital infra inadequate to deal with emergency cases: NITI Aayog
- The NITI Aayog along with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) recently released two reports on the prevailing status of emergency and trauma care
Published on Dec 23, 2021 03:37 PM IST
Ayodhya Land scam: Mayawati says Supreme Court should intervene into controversy
- Reports suggested that names of relatives of several BJP leaders and officials of Uttar Pradesh appeared in land deals near the upcoming Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
Updated on Dec 23, 2021 03:36 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PM Modi launches multiple projects in Kashi, slams ‘elements’ mocking cows
Modi, who has been on a frequent visit to the poll-bound state, began his address after the inaugurations by paying tribute to India’s former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh on his birth anniversary.
Published on Dec 23, 2021 03:20 PM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
Priority on two doses for entire population in India, says Kerala doctor
Dr Rajeev Jayadevan from IMA Kerala said both Covishield and Covaxin are providing equal protection from death and a two-dose or three-dose group would not make any difference in fatality rates.
Updated on Dec 23, 2021 03:03 PM IST