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Dec 28, 2021 07:31 PM IST
Earthquake of 4.3 magnitude hits Afghanistan
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred today at 1831 hours, 76km SSE of Fayzabad, Afghanistan, stated National Center for Seismology (NCS).
Dec 28, 2021 07:29 PM IST
Resident doctors body at AIIMS Delhi cancel December 29 strike
AIIMS Delhi Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) has decided to take back the December 29 protest in view of the meeting and subsequent statement by Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya assuring NEET PG counselling at the earliest.
“Since our demands are met, accordingly the AIIMS, New Delhi RDA has decided to take back the decision of strike on 29th December 2021… All services to be continued as normal.,” read the official statement.
Dec 28, 2021 06:47 PM IST
13 students in Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur test positive for Covid-19
13 students of a school in Bilaspur district found Covid-19 positive, said Medical Officer, Zonal Hospital Bilaspur, as quoted news agency ANI.
Dec 28, 2021 05:44 PM IST
No force/lathicharge was used: Delhi Police issue clarification after protesting doctors allege ‘police brutality’
The doctors claimed mishandling & use of force, I’d like to clarify that no force/lathi charge was used. Delhi Police have the highest regard for doctors. Few policemen got injured, some police vehicles were also damaged: Suman Goyal, Additional Commissioner, Central Range
Dec 28, 2021 05:08 PM IST
Karnataka hospital to use up Covid-19 vaccine vials within 4hrs of opening: Govt
Karnataka government has restricted private hospitals from following the open vial policy, in the recently issued guidelines. As per the notification, private hospitals will not be allowed to reuse vials once opened. Once opened, a vial will have to be used within 4 hours itself.
Dec 28, 2021 04:28 PM IST
‘Hope NEET PG counselling starts soon’: Mansukh Mandaviya
“I held a meeting with all resident doctors. We’re not able to do the counselling because the matter is sub-judice before Supreme Court. The hearing will take place on Jan 6. I hope that NEET PG counselling will start soon,” says Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya in a press briefing.
Dec 28, 2021 04:10 PM IST
DDMA to hold meeting with Delhi LG, CM Kejriwal over Covid-19 situation
DDMA meeting scheduled for Wednesday 4pm to discuss COVID-19 pandemic situation in Delhi through video conferencing. LG, CM Arvind Kejriwal and senior officials along with experts to participate.
Dec 28, 2021 04:01 PM IST
Kejriwal writes to PM Modi over alleged police brutality during doctors’ protest
केंद्र के डॉक्टर कई दिनों से हड़ताल पर हैं। इन्होंने कोरोना में अपनी जान की बाज़ी लगाकर सेवा की। कोरोना फिर बढ़ रहा है। इन्हें अस्पताल में होना चाहिए, ना कि सड़कों पर
इन पर जो पुलिस बर्बरता की गई, हम उसकी कड़ी निंदा करते हैं। PM साहिब इनकी माँगे जल्द मानें। PM को मेरा पत्र pic.twitter.com/yE5waHecAz
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 28, 2021
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal writes to PM Modi and condemns the “police brutality” during yesterday’s protest march of resident doctors over their demand to expedite NEET-PG counselling. Kejriwal urged him to find a solution soon.
Dec 28, 2021 03:53 PM IST
Delhi announces list of curbs for “yellow alert”
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Tuesday announced new guidelines as part of the “yellow alert” that is being imposed in the national capital with rising Covid-19 cases. Read more here
Dec 28, 2021 02:53 PM IST
PM Modi inaugurates Kanpur Metro, takes ride with CM Yogi, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Kanpur Metro today. He took the first train ride, along with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, as well as with 150 children on board.
The metro project was completed in the span of two years. The Phase 1 of the metro line runs on a 9 km stretch from IIT Kanpur to Motijheel.
Dec 28, 2021 02:30 PM IST
Protesting doctors’ body to meet Amit Shah, to seek apology for alleged police brutality
Representatives of Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) will meet Union Health Minister at Nirman Bhavan in Delhi today over their demand to expedite NEET-PG counselling and also seek an apology for alleged police brutality during yesterday’s protest march.
Dec 28, 2021 02:19 PM IST
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly tests Covid-19 positive, hospitalised
BCCI President and former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly got admitted at Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital on December 27 with Covid Postive status. He received monoclonal anti-body cocktail therapy and is currently stable, informed Dr Rupali Basu MD & CEO, Woodlands Hospital, Kolkata.
Dec 28, 2021 01:54 PM IST
‘Yellow alert to be enforced in Delhi amid rising Covid cases’: CM Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Tuesday a yellow alert or level 1 of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) will be imposed in the Capital after the positivity rate stayed over 0.5 per cent for two consecutive days. Read More
Dec 28, 2021 12:40 PM IST
Defence minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates 27 infra projects
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh e-inaugurates 27 infra projects constructed by Border Roads Organization (BRO). “In today’s era, distance is not measured in kilometers, but in hours. BRO’s roads, tunnels and bridges have reduced the distance and time between places today,” he said during the event.
Dec 28, 2021 12:30 PM IST
‘Today is day of double happiness’: PM Modi in Kanpur
“Today is a day of double happiness for Kanpur. On one hand, Kanpur is getting metro rail facility and on the other hand, the world of technology is also getting priceless gifts from IIT Kanpur,” PM Modi at the 54th convocation of IIT Kanpur
Dec 28, 2021 12:07 PM IST
3 pedestrians killed, 1 injured after road mishap in Maharashtra
Three pedestrians killed, one critical after brakes of a truck fail on Pune-Satara highway near Bhumkar Chowk in Maharashtra. Several vehicles damaged in the incident.
Dec 28, 2021 12:01 PM IST
PM Modi launches blockchain-based digital degree transmission at IIT-Kanpur
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch blockchain-based digital degrees. These digital degrees can be verified globally and are unforgeable, director said in his address.
Dec 28, 2021 11:45 AM IST
TMC MP Derek O’Brien tests positive for Covid-19 with moderate symptoms
Dec 28, 2021 11:10 AM IST
Govt gives emergency approval to Covid-19 vaccines Covovax, Corbevax and Anti-viral drug Molnupiravir
Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has given emergency use authorization approval to Covid-19 vaccines Covovax and Corbevax and Anti-viral drug Molnupiravir, says Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya.
Dec 28, 2021 10:44 AM IST
Maharashtra minister tests positive for Covid-19
I learned today that I tested positive for COVID-19 after first feeling symptoms yesterday evening. My symptoms are relatively mild. I’m fine and have isolated myself. Request those who met me the past few days to take precautions.
— Prof. Varsha Eknath Gaikwad (@VarshaEGaikwad) December 28, 2021
Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Eknath Gaikwad tests positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms.
Dec 28, 2021 10:33 AM IST
Delhi: OPD services at Safdarjun hospital resumes amid doctors’ strike
After a brief suspension, OPD services at Safdarjung Hospital resume with senior doctors and consultants attending to the patients.
Dec 28, 2021 09:25 AM IST
India’s daily Covid-19 tally drops to 6,358 cases
India’s daily Covid-19 tally marginally drops with 6,358 cases. Omicron cases climb to 653.
Dec 28, 2021 09:07 AM IST
Delhi CM Kejriwal to chair high-level Covid-19 review meeting
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to hold a high-level review meeting today on the prevailing Covid-19 situation, reports news agency ANI.
Dec 28, 2021 08:06 AM IST
SFJ radical Multani arrested in Germany for Delhi and Mumbai terror plots
Police in Germany have arrested Jaswinder Singh Multani, a prominent member of the banned outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), for his involvement in a blast in a Ludhiana court last week, and for hatching a conspiracy to target locations in Delhi and Mumbai, people aware of the matter said on Monday.
Dec 28, 2021 07:49 AM IST
Delhi doctors to continue protests over NEET counselling, call for shutdown
A doctors association of government-run hospitals in Delhi said on Tuesday it will continue to protest against the delay in NEET-PG counselling until their demands are met even as they called for a complete shutdown of all healthcare institutions.
Dec 28, 2021 06:20 AM IST
PM Modi to inaugurate Kanpur Metro stretch, to address students at IIT
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the completed section of the Kanpur Metro rail project in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur city and attend the convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) on Tuesday, his office has announced.
Dec 28, 2021 06:16 AM IST
India’s post-pandemic trade numbers
India’s trade deficit in November stood at a record $22.9 billion, the commerce ministry said on December 14, in sharp contrast to a trade surplus in June 2020.
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The meeting comes at a time when Omicron cases are rapidly rising across the country. Another talking point in the meeting is likely to be the assembly elections scheduled to be held in five states next year.
Published on Dec 28, 2021 06:50 PM IST
- The resident doctors from several government-run hospitals across Delhi have intensified their protest over a delay in the NEET-PG counselling process and met Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya earlier in the day.
Published on Dec 28, 2021 06:16 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
The Himanta Biswa Sarma government in Assam has made an exception in its night curfew rule for December 31 and has asked people to maintain social distancing and take precautions as they celebrate the new year.
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 06:47 PM IST
“We have been implementing various welfare activities for farmers in the last two years, and the change is clearly visible,” said Andhra Pradesh’s agriculture minister Kurasala Kanna Babu
Published on Dec 28, 2021 05:23 PM IST
The Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association that is leading the agitation said the strike is still underway and sought a written apology for police brutality during Monday’s protest.
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 06:44 PM IST
Dinesh Mongia said he wants to serve the people of Punjab by joining the Bharatiya Janata Party. He added that the BJP is working for the country’s development
Published on Dec 28, 2021 05:03 PM IST
A tracker by researchers at the University of Cambridge spotlighted six Indian states that showed a “significant concern” in a December 24 note, with adjusted growth rate of new cases exceeding 5%.
Published on Dec 28, 2021 04:49 PM IST
- Taking to Twitter, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “Mother Teresa & her Missionaries of Charity are the latest victims of Modi Govt’s vicious, vengeful & hate driven agenda against minorities.
Published on Dec 28, 2021 04:35 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
Data suggests that India’s immunisation programme was largely on track this year. However, the drop in May this year and in several months of 2020 suggests some of the increase in 2021 could also be due to delayed vaccinations
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 04:04 PM IST
ByAbhishek Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Missionaries of Charity was in the news earlier this month when a case was filed against its Children Home for Girls in Gujarat’s Vadodara for alleged forceful conversions to Christianity.
Published on Dec 28, 2021 03:45 PM IST
Named “Mera Terah Run”, or MTR, a voluntary group started daily runs on December 19 at Mangalajodi along the lake in Odisha. The Indian Navy personnel from the INS Chilka camp also joined them
Published on Dec 28, 2021 03:42 PM IST
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said the man, from whose house cash running into crores of rupees was seized, was linked to the BJP, and that this could be proved by examining the phone records of the trader.
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 03:39 PM IST