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Jan 16, 2022 04:48 PM IST
Mamata urges PM Modi to include tableau of freedom fighters from Bengal in Republic Day parade
Jan 16, 2022 03:55 PM IST
India not only manufactured vaccines but also vaccinated large part of population in short time: Health minister
“As a result of country’s solidarity & PM Modi’s commitment during #COVID19, India not only manufactured vaccines but also vaccinated large part of population in short time,” tweeted Union health minister Mansukh Madaviya.
Jan 16, 2022 03:03 PM IST
Tamil Nadu: Schools for all classes shut, exams postponed in view of Covid-19 surge
Schools have been declared shut in Tamil Nadu for all classes, due to an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state. The exams which were supposed to be held on January 19 are now postponed: Tamil Nadu govt
Jan 16, 2022 03:02 PM IST
‘The world is amazed’: Health minister on India completing 1 year of vaccine drive
“Today is an important day for us as we’ve completed one year of vaccine drive,” said Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya. “The world is amazed by our vaccination drive; over 156 crore doses have been administered. 93 per cent of people above 18 years of age are vaccinated with the first dose of the vaccine and 70 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.”
Jan 16, 2022 02:33 PM IST
Australian Open 2022: Djokovic ‘disappointed’ with losing deportation appeal
Djokovic released a statement shortly after three Federal Court judges unanimously upheld a decision made on Friday by Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to cancel the 34-year-old Serb’s visa on public interest grounds because he is not vaccinated for Covid-19. Read More
Jan 16, 2022 01:41 PM IST
‘Yogi ate khichdi for votes,’ SP chief Akhilesh Yadav hits out at UP CM
Taking a dig at Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath eating lunch at a Dalit’s household in Gorakhpur on Makar Sankranti on January 14, Akhilesh said: “You all must have seen he ate Khichdi with so much disinterest. He must be remembering, oh we forgot to send shampoo, soap (for the family to have a wash beforehand)… He ate khichidi for votes.”
Jan 16, 2022 01:21 PM IST
Former UP minister Dara Singh Chauhan joins Samajwadi Party in presence of party chief Akhilesh Yadav
Former UP minister Dara Singh Chauhan joins Samajwadi Party in the presence of SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav, in Lucknow.
“I welcome Dara Singh Chauhan and his supporters who have come along large numbers,” Yadav said.
Jan 16, 2022 01:09 PM IST
UP assembly polls: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel participates in door-to-door campaign in Noida
Jan 16, 2022 12:37 PM IST
Novak Djokovic loses legal fight, to be deported from Australia
Novak Djokovic’s hopes of playing at the Australian Open were dashed Sunday after a court dismissed the top-ranked tennis star’s appeal against a deportation order. Read more
Jan 16, 2022 12:29 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh shuts schools, colleges till Jan 23 due to Covid surge
Uttar Pradesh has extended Covid-19 restrictions and closed all schools, colleges and educational institutions till January 23 in view of the rising infections.
Jan 16, 2022 11:50 AM IST
North Korea train makes 1st crossing to China for since lockdown
North Korea train makes first crossing into China since border lockdown, reports Reuters.
Jan 16, 2022 11:03 AM IST
Mansukh Mandaviya hails India’s vaccination drive as “most successful in the world”
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya hails India’s vaccination drive as “the most successful in the world,” as the country completes one year of nationwide vaccination drive.
India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 156.76 crore. More than 66 lakh vaccine doses have been administered in the last 24 hours.
Jan 16, 2022 10:12 AM IST
Telangana extends vacation for all educational institutions till January 30
Chief Secretary, Telangana told news agency ANI, “It has been decided to extend the vacation of all educational institutions in Telangana till January 30, 2022.”
Jan 16, 2022 09:21 AM IST
All Texas synagogue hostages out ‘alive and safe’, says Guv Greg Abbott
All Texas synagogue hostages are out ‘alive and safe’, says governor Greg Abbott.
Jan 16, 2022 09:12 AM IST
India reports another surge with 2,71,202 new Covid infections, active cases up by 1,32,557
India’s Covid-19 tally continued its upward trend with 2,71,202 new cases on Sunday. Active cases rose by 1,32,557, while 314 new deaths were accounted.
Jan 16, 2022 08:46 AM IST
Tsunami threat from Tonga volcano eruption has ‘passed’, reports AFP
Tsunami threat from Tonga volcano eruption has ‘passed’, reports news agency AFP.
Jan 16, 2022 06:54 AM IST
Delhi AQI slips to ‘very poor’ category again
Delhi’s air quality remains in the ‘very poor’ category, with overall AQI at 301 as per the data provided by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)-India.
Jan 16, 2022 06:12 AM IST
One hostage released uninjured in Dallas area synagogue, say police
“A hostage was released uninjured,” said the Colleyville police department in a statement. Four people were held hostage in Dallas-area synagogue by a man demanding the release of convicted Pakistan scientist Aafia Siddiqui.
Jan 16, 2022 05:51 AM IST
81 police personnel in Mumbai, 31 in Pune test positive for COVID-19 in last 24 hours
As many as 81 Mumbai policemen tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, informed police on Saturday. With this, the tally of positive police personnel rose to 1,312 in the city.
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India’s Covid R-value dropped between January 7 and 13: 5 points
R-value rose as high as 4 in the first week of January, IIT Madras report said. An R-value of 4 means one infected person can spread the infection to four.
Published on Jan 16, 2022 04:43 PM IST
Severe cold approaching; these states may see heavy rain, dense fog next week
The latest IMD bulletin, issued this afternoon, alerted of cold day to severe cold day conditions in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan during the next two days and over eastern Uttar Pradesh during the next three days.
Published on Jan 16, 2022 03:18 PM IST
CBI arrests GAIL director, five others in bribery case
At least 1.29 crores cash, gold jewellery worth ₹1.30 crores and other valuables have been recovered during searches from the premises of the accused, according to the CBI.
Published on Jan 16, 2022 02:37 PM IST
Watch: ‘Nothing without our culture,’ says Rijiju with video of Sarok festival
- Sarok festival is celebrated by the Akas community in the East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh where they come together and dance wearing colourful traditional attires.
Published on Jan 16, 2022 12:26 PM IST
A year on, India’s Covid vaccine coverage surpasses 150 cr. Leaders hail drive
- Exactly a year ago, India began its vaccine campaign against pandemic with the first doses administered to its healthcare workers, fighting the battle from the front.
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 01:27 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
Historic Secunderabad Club gutted in massive fire in Telangana
Secunderabad Club’s century-old Main Club House was given heritage status by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority in 2017. It was burnt down in the early Sunday morning fire
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 10:40 AM IST
Odisha notifies task force for drug trafficking
The Odisha home department order said the mandate of the task force will be to coordinate, suggest action in drug demand reduction, increase community participation and focussed intervention in schools, colleges and among youth.
Published on Jan 16, 2022 10:07 AM IST
India sees another surge with 2,71,202 new Covid cases, positivity rate dips
India Covid-19 update: The Union health ministry said 7,743 cases of the Omicron variant that is said to be the cause behind the latest surge have been so far detected in the country.
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 09:43 AM IST