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Dec 29, 2021 08:53 PM IST
UP govt renames Jhansi railway station as Virangana Lakshmibai station, reports ANI
Uttar Pradesh government has issued notification to rename Jhansi Railway Station as Virangana Lakshmibai Railway Station.
Dec 29, 2021 08:40 PM IST
India’s Covid-19 vaccinations cross 143 crore mark, 57 lakh jabs administered today
India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the 143 crore mark today with more than 57 lakh vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm today, according to the government data.
Dec 29, 2021 08:03 PM IST
Delhi’s daily Covid-19 caseload nears 1000-mark with 923 fresh infections, positivity rate at 1.29%
Dec 29, 2021 06:54 PM IST
Madras high court bans liquor sales for 3 hours on New Year’s night in Puducherry
Madras high court orders ban on liquor sales for three hours – from 10pm to 1am – on New Year’s night in Puducherry.
Dec 29, 2021 05:32 PM IST
DDMA decides to maintain yellow alert; govt in ‘wait and watch’ mode
The DDMA has decided to not impose ‘amber’ alert in Delhi even though the positivity rate has gone above 1%.
More curbs will not be immediately imposed. Govt is in ‘wait and watch’ mode. Read more
Dec 29, 2021 05:12 PM IST
PM Modi to release 10th installment of financial aid for farmers under PM-KISAN scheme on January 1
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the 10th installment of financial benefit under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme on 1st Jan at 12:30 pm via video conferencing, announced his office.
Dec 29, 2021 04:51 PM IST
Delhi LG chairs review meeting over Covid-19 situation, CM Kejriwal also present
In view of rising Covid-19 cases in Delhi, Lt Governor Anil Baijal chairs a review meeting (virtual) with Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA). Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is also present at the meeting.
Dec 29, 2021 04:06 PM IST
Indian Army to give access to Nagaland’s SIT for recording statements in connection to firing incident, reports ANI
The Indian Army will provide access to Nagaland’s Special Investigation Team to record statements of the troops involved in the incidents in which 14 civilians lost their lives in Mon district of Nagaland. The unit is located in Jorhat district of Assam, news agency quoted official sources. Read full story
Dec 29, 2021 03:13 PM IST
Rajasthan reports 23 Omicron cases, 4 returned from abroad
Rajasthan on Wednesday reported 23 cases infected with the Omicron variant of Covid19, which include four who returned from abroad.
Till date, 69 cases of this variant have been found, including the 23 cases reported today. Of the total 46 detected earlier, 44 have recovered.
Dec 29, 2021 02:44 PM IST
NCP MP Supriya Sule, husband test positive for Covid-19
NCP MP Supriya Sule and her husband tested positive for Covid-19.
Dec 29, 2021 01:29 PM IST
NPP leader Letpao Haokip joins BJP
National People’s Party leader Letpao Haokip on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Delhi. “I think that under the leadership of PM Modi, the Northeast region and Manipur will be developed,’ he said.
Dec 29, 2021 01:10 PM IST
Karnataka CM likely to review Covid-19 containment measures
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday indicated that he is likely to review the Covid-19 containment measures announced by his government, including the “night curfew”, in the wake of opposition from businesses, reported news agency PTI.
Dec 29, 2021 12:23 PM IST
ED files 7,000-page supplementary chargesheet in money laundering case against Anil Deshmukh
The Enforcement Directorate has named former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh as the main accused in the 7,000-page supplementary chargesheet filed in a money laundering case in a Mumbai court, reported news agency ANI. The chargesheet also names the minister’s sons in the case.
Dec 29, 2021 11:57 AM IST
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain says Covid-19 cases have gone up due to arrival of international passengers
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday that the Covid-19 positivity rate is the city is around 1 per cent, adding the cases have increased with the arrival of international flights.
“Not a single Omicron patient has required oxygen support so far,” he added.
Dec 29, 2021 11:29 AM IST
Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 near Crete felt in some Egyptian cities
An earthquake of 5.9 magnitude that hit the Greek island of Crete was felt in some Egyptian cities, Reuters quoted the country’s National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics as saying on Wednesday.
Dec 29, 2021 11:07 AM IST
Chennai Police restrict New Year’s celebrations in hotels and public places
Tamil Nadu health minister Ma Subramanian on Wednesday said that Chennai Police has put restrictions on New Year’s celebrations in hotels and public places. He added that chief minsiter MK Stalin has called a review meeting on the Covid-19 sitution in the state on December 31.
Dec 29, 2021 10:44 AM IST
Delhi resident doctors continue their strike against delay in NEET-PG counselling
Resident doctors from government-run Safdarjung hospital in Delhi have continued their strike against the delay in NEET-PG counselling.
Speaking to news agency ANI, a patient’s relative said, “We’re facing problems in getting medical treatment here, but the doctors are raising valid demands after working through Covid-19 pandemic.”
Dec 29, 2021 09:38 AM IST
India reports 9,195 fresh Covid-19 cases in a major spike; Omicron count climbs to 781
India has reported 9,195 fresh Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, according to Union health ministry data on Wednesday. The active cases in the country currently stand at 77,002.
The country’s Omicron tally has further climbed to 781.
Dec 29, 2021 08:30 AM IST
Amit Shah to lay foundation of developmental projects worth ₹49.36 crores in Gandhinagar today
Union home minister Amit Shah will on Wednesday virtually lay the foundation of various developmental projects worth ₹49.36 crores in Gandhinagar, his parliamentary constituency, in Gujarat. The program will be held at 1.20 pm, according to news agency ANI. Read more
Dec 29, 2021 06:51 AM IST
Coronavirus cases surge across Australia as omicron spreads
Coronavirus cases surged across Australia on Wednesday as an outbreak of the omicron variant spread, with new infections in Sydney and surrounding parts of New South Wales state skyrocketing to more than 11,000, up from 6,000 a day earlier, reported news agency AP.
Dec 29, 2021 06:36 AM IST
PM to hold Council of Ministers meet today; Omicron, assembly polls on agenda
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday hold a Council of Ministers meeting amid rising cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus. The meeting is expected to take place at 4pm, according to Hindustan Times’ sister publication Livehindustan. Read more
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Defence ministry restricts import of 351 more items for ‘Make in India’ push
The list of 351 items that face import curbs from December 2022 is the third such list issued by the defence ministry in 16 months as part of efforts to make India a hub for developing and manufacturing military hardware.
Published on Dec 29, 2021 08:00 PM IST
Maharashtra imposes New Year curbs: Know what’s allowed and what’s barred
- Several restrictions have been announced in the state for New Year celebrations in view of the rapidly rising Covid-19 cases.
Published on Dec 29, 2021 07:12 PM IST
PM Modi to release 10th installment of PM-KISAN financial benefit on January 1
The ninth installment of PM-KISAN scheme was released by the Prime Minister in August this year when he virtually transferred ₹19,500 crore to over 9.75 crore farmers. As the name suggests, PM-KISAN is for families involved in farming.
Will help resume mining, says Goa CM on new policy to export iron ore dumps
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant said an estimated 10 to 20 million metric tonnes of low-grade iron ore was lying at different locations outside the mining leases, and could sustain mining activity in Goa for the next four to five years.
Published on Dec 29, 2021 05:15 PM IST
A food delivery army is being prepped to cater to orders on New Year’s Eve!
From increasing the number of chefs to shifting employees to help in food packaging and delivery, restaurants, home chefs and food delivery partners are doing it all to ensure your meal reaches you in time on December 31st.
Updated on Dec 29, 2021 04:17 PM IST
ByAnjuri Nayar Singh, New Delhi
Keeping up with UP | Night curfews, day rallies. Will this stop the Covid surge?
- There are some that rationalize the night curfew, but business as usual during the day policy, which largely centre around two arguments
Published on Dec 29, 2021 02:47 PM IST
ARIIA rankings: IIT Madras bags No. 1 spot for third consecutive year
IIT Madras was recognised as the most innovative technical institute in the 2021 rankings. The ARIIA rankings are an initiative of the Union education ministry to promote innovation
Published on Dec 29, 2021 02:46 PM IST
PM Modi’s January visit to UAE postponed amid Omicron concerns
According to South Block sources, PM Modi’s visit to the UAE and Kuwait will have to be rescheduled due to the rising number of Omicron cases and could possible be held in February.
Published on Dec 29, 2021 02:44 PM IST