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Dec 26, 2021 04:04 PM IST
Maharashtra’s Sai Baba temple to remain closed for devotees from 9pm-6am
Due to the state-imposed night curfew from 9 pm-6 am, Sai Baba Temple of Shirdi, Maharashtra will be closed for devotees during night hours. The regular early morning and night ‘aartis’ will also be closed for devotees, as informed by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi.
Dec 26, 2021 03:42 PM IST
Terrorists hurl grenade towards police post in J&K’s Pulwama
Terrorists hurled grenades towards police post near a post office in J&K’s Pulwama, reported ANI. More details are awaited.
Dec 26, 2021 02:44 PM IST
PM Modi expresses grief and offers condolences over demise of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was a guiding light for countless people globally. His emphasis on human dignity and equality will be forever remembered. I am deeply saddened by his demise, and extend my heartfelt condolences to all his admirers. May his soul rest in peace.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 26, 2021
“Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was a guiding light for countless people globally”, tweets Narendra Modi. “His emphasis on human dignity and equality will be forever remembered. I am deeply saddened by his demise, and extend my heartfelt condolences to all his admirers. May his soul rest in peace.”
Dec 26, 2021 02:29 PM IST
Nagaland govt says committee to be formed to look into AFSPA withdrawal
Union home minister Amit Shah held a meeting on December 23 to discuss the present scenario in Nagaland, reported ANI. Nagaland government said it was decided that a committee will be instituted to look into the withdrawal of AFSPA in the state.
Dec 26, 2021 01:34 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh’s first Omicron case found
Himachal Pradesh reports first case of Omicron. The person returned from Canada on December 18. The patient’s latest RTPCR is negative and her three close contacts have also tested negative: Health department
Dec 26, 2021 12:56 PM IST
South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon passes away
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon, passes away at 90.
Dec 26, 2021 12:34 PM IST
4 new cases of Omicron in Odisha
Four new Omicron cases reported in the state, 4 foreign returnees (two from Nigeria, and one each from the UAE and Saudi Arabia) have tested positive. The total number of Omicron cases stand at eight: Niranjan Mishra, Director, Public Health
Dec 26, 2021 11:49 AM IST
Boiler blast at factory in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur
At least 6 labourers killed, more than a dozen injured in boiler blast at factory in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur.
Dec 26, 2021 11:03 AM IST
From December 28, 10-day night curfew in Karnataka
Karnataka govt announces 10-day night curfew from December 28. Decision to be reviewed after the end of this 10-day period.
Dec 26, 2021 10:27 AM IST
Karnataka CM holds meet on Omicron
Basavaraj Bommai holds a meeting with cabinet colleagues and officials to discuss measures to control the spread of Omicron.
Dec 26, 2021 09:53 AM IST
Total 422 Omicron cases in India thus far: Health ministry
A total of 422 Omicron cases were reported in 17 states/UTs so far. The number of persons recovered is 130: Union health ministry
Dec 26, 2021 09:21 AM IST
India logs 6987 new Covid-19 cases and 162 deaths
India logs 6987 new Covid-19 cases, 7091 recoveries and 162 deaths. Total tally rises to 34,786,802 including 34,230,354 recoveries, 479,682 deaths and 76,766 active cases.
Dec 26, 2021 09:03 AM IST
Australia’s NSW witnesses record daily Covid surge
New South Wales, Australia’s most populous province, witnesses record rise of 6394 Covid-19 cases in a single-day, up from previous record of 6288 the day before.
Dec 26, 2021 07:56 AM IST
At least 5 killed in suicide blast in DR Congo
A suicide bomber killed at least five people at a crowded bar Saturday in Beni, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reports AFP citing local officials.
Dec 26, 2021 07:40 AM IST
Delhi’s overall AQI at 430
Delhi’s air quality again slips to ‘severe’ category, with the city recording an overall AQI of 430: SAFAR-India
Dec 26, 2021 07:25 AM IST
China records 206 new Covid-19 cases
China logs 206 new Covid-19 cases, up from 140 on December 24. Of the new infections, 158 were locally transmitted, according to a statement by the National Health Commission.
Dec 26, 2021 06:37 AM IST
PM Modi’s last Mann Ki Baat for 2021 today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will, at 11am today, deliver his last Mann Ki Baat address for the year.
Dec 26, 2021 06:08 AM IST
Record 104,611 new Covid-19 cases in France
With 104,611 new Covid-19 cases, France sees its single-day surge. Omicron strain was set to become the dominant variant in France by the end of the year, says health minister.
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- The defence minister was in Lucknow to lay the foundation stone of the Defence Technologies and Test Centre and the BrahMos Manufacturing Centre.
Published on Dec 26, 2021 04:36 PM IST
“The construction of the metro will also provide employment to a large number of people,” says CM Shivraj Chouhan as he lays foundation to build 16 metro stations in MP.
Published on Dec 26, 2021 03:16 PM IST
- Stating that lawlessness prevailed in the state before the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government came to power in 2017, Shah said criminals have fled the state since then.
Updated on Dec 26, 2021 04:05 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Kasganj
A majority of this group of the population received both doses in the first half of 2021 as they were the priority groups of India’s vaccination programme that started on January 16, 2021.
Published on Dec 26, 2021 02:36 PM IST
ByHindustan Times | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
All foreign returnees from “at-risk” as well as other countries are being tested in most states, and the samples of those found positive for Covid-19 are being sent for genome sequencing.
Published on Dec 26, 2021 02:02 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi would inaugurate the new terminal building of the Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) airport, the second busiest airport in the Northeast after Guwahati, in Agartala on January 4, chief minister Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb said
Updated on Dec 26, 2021 01:46 PM IST
- “We welcome the central government’s decision on boosters for 60+ and frontline staff and vaccines for 15-18 years. Booster dose amid Omicron scare is need of the hour,” news agency ANI quoted Rajesh Tope as saying.
Published on Dec 26, 2021 01:45 PM IST
Written by Meenakshi Ray | Edited by Shubhangi Gupta, Mumbai
- During the 84th edition of the Mann Ki Baat radio programme, the Prime Minister spoke about Sagar Mule from Goa, who he said, was involved in preserving the centuries-old Kaavi form.
Published on Dec 26, 2021 01:39 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
The Karnataka government on Sunday imposed fresh restrictions that include night curfew, halving seating capacities in hotels and eateries to 50% as well as a complete ban on any large gatherings or New Year celebrations in public places across the state as a preventive measure to contain the growing number of Covid-19 infections
Updated on Dec 26, 2021 01:36 PM IST