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Jan 05, 2022 11:40 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir imposes fresh curbs amid surge in Covid-19 cases
Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration imposes fresh curbs in view of rising number of #COVID19 cases
“There shall be a complete restriction on non-essential movement in the entire UT from 9 pm to 6 am till further orders,” reads the official statement pic.twitter.com/RnHHFp9XyZ
— ANI (@ANI) January 5, 2022
Jan 05, 2022 11:22 PM IST
Rajasthan adds 1,883 new Covid-19 cases, 2 more deaths
Rajasthan on Wednesday reported 1,883 new Covid-19 cases and 2 more deaths, which pushed the caseload and death toll to 960,453 and 8,967 respectively.
Jan 05, 2022 10:05 PM IST
Kerala activist, first woman to enter Sabarimala, attacked
Bindu Ammini receives minor injuries after being attacked by ab unidentified person. Police on the lookout for the attacker.
Jan 05, 2022 09:25 PM IST
Assam reports 591 new Covid-19 cases
Assam logs 591 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths. Active cases at 1979 while positivity rate reaches 1.72%.
Jan 05, 2022 08:46 PM IST
Covid-19: Delhi govt cancels leaves of officers
Delhi govt cancels leaves granted to all its officers, except medical leaves, as Covid-19 cases rise in the national capital.
Jan 05, 2022 08:26 PM IST
Maharashtra logs over 26,000 new Covid-19 cases
Maharashtra records 26,000 new Covid-19 cases and eight deaths. Total cases rise to 6,757,032 including 141,581 deaths. Omicron infections, meanwhile, rise by 144 to 797.
Jan 05, 2022 07:57 PM IST
Covid-19: Centre orders closure of galleries at National Museum
All the galleries of National Museum shall remain closed for visitors from today till further order. However, all departments of the museum will remain open as per order: Ministry of Culture
Jan 05, 2022 07:25 PM IST
Mumbai sees over 15,000 new Covid-19 cases
15,166 fresh Covid-19 infections and three deaths in Mumbai. Active cases at 61,923: BMC
Jan 05, 2022 06:56 PM IST
3 new Omicron cases in Punjab’s Ludhiana
Punjab’s Ludhiana sees three new cases of Omicron. A returnee from UK among those found infected with the variant.
Jan 05, 2022 06:18 PM IST
Regret that PM had to leave, says Punjab CM Channi
‘Regret that PM had to leave’: Punjab CM Channi on alleged security lapse which led to cancellation of Modi’s scheduled rally in Ferozepur.
Jan 05, 2022 06:02 PM IST
10,665 new Covid-19 cases and 8 deaths in Delhi
Delhi records 10,665 new Covid-19 cases, 2239 recoveries and eight deaths. Positivity rate rises to 11.88%.
Jan 05, 2022 05:44 PM IST
Night curfew to be imposed in Himachal Pradesh
Night curfew to be imposed from 10pm to 5am throughout the state besides closure of indoor sports complexes, cinema halls, multiplexes, stadia, swimming pools, gyms, langers; 50% gathering allowed at marriage/banquet halls: Suresh Bharadwaj, state minister
Jan 05, 2022 05:13 PM IST
‘What has happened is not acceptable’: Sunil Jakhar
What has happened today is just not acceptable. It’s against Panjabiyat. A secure passage for the Prime Minister of India to address BJP’s political rally in Ferozpur should have been ensured. That’s how democracy works: Sunil Jakhar, Punjab Congress chief
Jan 05, 2022 04:39 PM IST
‘For precautionary dose, same vaccine to be used’
For precautionary dose, the vaccine with which a person was fully vaccinated earlier (i.e. received two doses), to be used: Health ministry
Jan 05, 2022 04:19 PM IST
Daily Covid-19 cases up 6.3 times: Health ministry
India has reported a more than 6.3 times increase in cases in the last 8 days. A sharp increase seen in case positivity from 0.79% on December 29 to 5.03% on January 5.
Jan 05, 2022 04:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu announces night curfew
Night curfew starting tomorrow from 10pm to 5am in Tamil Nadu, announces state govt.
Jan 05, 2022 03:49 PM IST
‘Thank your CM’: PM Modi
“Thank your chief minister I was able to make it alive to Bhatinda airport,” PM Modi tells officials at Bhatinda airport.
Jan 05, 2022 03:15 PM IST
BJP chief Nadda cancels Bengal visit
In view of the evolving Covid-19 situation and rising number of new cases in Kolkata, BJP national president JP Nadda’s scheduled visit to West Bengal on January 9-10 stands postponed, says the party’s state unit.
Jan 05, 2022 02:34 PM IST
PM Modi’s Ferozepur rally cancelled
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Ferozepur in poll-bound Punjab cancelled.
Jan 05, 2022 01:50 PM IST
Gujarat HC bans entry of general public into its premises amid rising Covid-19 cases
The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday banned the entry of general public into its premises and made it mandatory for ‘party-in-person’ to produce negative Covid-19 certificate not older than 48 hours.
Jan 05, 2022 01:01 PM IST
PM Modi ro reach Ferozepur shortly
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects in Punjab’s Ferozepur shortly. He is expected to reach Ferozepur from Bathinda airport in 30 minutes.
Jan 05, 2022 12:32 PM IST
Congress postpones women’s marathon across UP amid Covid spread
The Congress on Wednesday postponed its women’s marathon, titled ‘Ladki Hun Lad Sakti Hun’ across Uttar Pradesh in view of a rise in Covid-19 cases. Read more
Jan 05, 2022 12:28 PM IST
3rd wave has hit Delhi, 10,000 new cases expected today, says Jain
Delhi is likely to report as many as 10,000 Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, said city health minister Satyendar Jain, adding that the national capital’s daily positivity rate will inch closer to 10 per cent. Read more
Jan 05, 2022 11:53 AM IST
13 fishermen from Tamil Nadu detained in Sri Lanka being released, confirms India
Sri Lanka is releasing 13 Indian fishermen: High Commission of India in Colombo
Jan 05, 2022 11:22 AM IST
60 BEST employees test positive for Covid-19
As many as 60 employees of BEST have tested positive for the Covid-19 disease in Mumbai, reports ANI.
Jan 05, 2022 11:11 AM IST
China reports major fall in virus cases in locked-down Xi’an, reports AP
China on Wednesday reported a major drop in local Covid-19 infections in the northern city of Xi’an, which has been under a tight lockdown for the past two weeks, reports news agency AP.
Jan 05, 2022 10:10 AM IST
Mumbai Police arrest one more student in ‘Bulli Bai’ app case
Mumbai Police has arrested one more student in ‘Bulli Bai’ app case. The accused has been identified as Mayank Rawal.
This is the second arrest from Uttarakhand while third in connection with the ongoing investigation into the ‘Bulli Bai’ app where images of Muslim women were posted in an attempt to “auction” them.
Jan 05, 2022 09:54 AM IST
Ajit Pawar chairs meeting on rising Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra
Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar is charing a meeting with health minister Rajesh Tope and senior government officers in Mumbai amid rising Covid-19 cases in the state, reports news agency ANI.
Jan 05, 2022 09:26 AM IST
India records 58,097 new Covid-19 infections, over 500 deaths in 24 hours
India reported 58,097 new Covid-19 cases and 534 deaths in the past 24 hours. With this, the total tally of Coronavirus infections in the country reached 3,50,18,358.
As many as 15,389 people recovered from the viral infection in the same time span.
Check Covid-19 status in India:
Daily positivity rate: 4.18%
Active cases: 2,14,004
Total recoveries: 3,43,21,803
Death toll: 4,82,551
Total vaccination: 147.72 crore doses
Jan 05, 2022 08:47 AM IST
3 JeM terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Pulwama
Three JeM terrorists killed in an encounter with security forces in Chandgam, Pulwama. One of them is a Pakistani national. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 2 M-4 carbines & 1 AK series rifle recovered: Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir
Jan 05, 2022 08:22 AM IST
Rains likely in Delhi-NCR in next 2 hours, says IMD
The Indian Meterological Department (IMD) has forcast light to moderate-intensity rain in adjoining areas of Delhi-NCR (Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Noida, Dadri, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, Manesar) during the next 2 hours, reports news agency ANI.
Jan 05, 2022 07:36 AM IST
Election Commission to hold virtual meet with top officials in Manipur to take stock of poll preparedness
The Election Commission has convened a virtual meeting with top officials and representatives of political parties from Manipur on Wednesday ahead of the assembly elections due this year. Read more
Jan 05, 2022 06:32 AM IST
Flights from Mumbai, Delhi can reach Bengal thrice a week from today as Covid-19 curbs begin
The recently announced restrictions by the West Bengal government limiting the number of domestic flights from Delhi and Mumbai will come into force from Wednesday (January 5) onwards. Read more
Jan 05, 2022 06:29 AM IST
PM Modi to visit Punjab’s Ferozepur today, launch projects worth ₹42,750 crore
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than ₹42,750 crore, in Punjab’s Ferozepur, on Wednesday. Read more
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PM security explained
Was the protest by farmers and a possible road blockade by them during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit in Punjab discussed during the advance security liaison (ASL) meeting? Why wasn’t an alternative route identified during the meeting, which is always done before deciding on a route for the Prime Minister’s convoy? HT spoke to many officers across various agencies who explained the security protocol for the PM and the reasons why they believe that the Punjab Police and the Intelligence Bureau are at fault for Wednesday’s security breach
Published on Jan 06, 2022 12:33 AM IST
Tamil Nadu issues fresh curbs amid Covid-19 surge
The increase in number isn’t an outcome of increased testing as Tamil Nadu has been averaging more than 100,000 tests every day, with a marginal increase Thursday. From January 3 to 5, the number of people tested in lakhs has been 1.02, 1.03, and 1.17.
Published on Jan 06, 2022 12:33 AM IST
NEET is unnecessary and creates unequal platform: Tamil Nadu governor in maiden assembly speech
The governor also announced that the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR & CE) department will establish a publication division to bring out books that speak of the rich history and architecture of temples in Tamil Nadu
Published on Jan 06, 2022 12:32 AM IST
16 killed as bus collides with truck in Jharkhand
RANCHI: Sixteen people, including four women, were killed and 25 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck transporting gas cylinders in Jharkhand’s Pakur district on Wednesday morning, police said
Published on Jan 06, 2022 12:20 AM IST
Molnupiravir anti-viral drug showing major concerns: ICMR
The country’s task force on Covid-19 is still deliberating whether to include Molnupiravir in the national protocol for treatment of coronavirus as the oral anti-viral drug has major safety concerns, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Wednesday
Published on Jan 06, 2022 12:14 AM IST
CDS chopper crash a CFIT accident, say officials
New Delhi: The December 8 helicopter crash in which India’s first chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat was killed along with 13 others was most likely a controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) accident with cloudy weather a contributory factor, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, after the Indian Air Force (IAF) made a detailed presentation to defence minister Rajnath Singh on the inquiry report into the Mi-17V5 accident
Published on Jan 06, 2022 12:13 AM IST
RT-PCR kit to detect Omicron gets DCGI approval
India has approved a new RT-PCR test kit that can detect whether a sample is Covid-19 positive and if the variant is Omicron.
Published on Jan 06, 2022 12:12 AM IST
ED opposes Anil Deshmukh’s default bail plea in money laundering case
The agency, in its affidavit, said the plea by Anil Deshmukh was devoid of merits and liable to be rejected as it was against the settled principles of law
Published on Jan 06, 2022 12:10 AM IST
After raid on WazirX, crypto exchanges under I-T and ED scanners
After detecting significant amount of Goods and Services Tax evasion by cryptocurrency exchange WazirX, other crypto exchanges and major investors in digital currencies are under the lens of multiple agencies.
Published on Jan 06, 2022 12:09 AM IST
ByRajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi
Goa BJP legislator Michael Lobo may join Congress
Goa minister and BJP legislator Michael Lobo is likely to quit the party and join the Congress soon.
Published on Jan 06, 2022 12:06 AM IST
ByGerard de Souza, Panaji
Pakistani among 3 JeM terrorists killed in Pulwama: Police
This was the second encounter in south Kashmir in the last 24 hours. Since January 1, eight terrorists have been killed by security forces in separate operations across Jammu and Kashmir
Published on Jan 06, 2022 12:05 AM IST
Budget may raise agri credit to nearly ₹18 lakh crore
Successive budgets have enhanced the farm-credit target over the years, from about ₹10 lakh crore in 2017-18 to about ₹16.5 lakh crore in the current financial year
Published on Jan 06, 2022 12:04 AM IST
Another 139 people on board Cordelia ship contract Covid-19
Another 139 passengers on board the Cordelia cruise ship that returned to Goa from Mumbai tested positive for Covid-19, taking the total number of cases to 205, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Wednesday
Published on Jan 06, 2022 12:03 AM IST
Home isolation cut to 7 days as 3rd wave surges
The Union government issued new guidelines on Wednesday to reduce the home isolation period for people with Covid-19 from 10 days to seven as long as they have not had fever in the last three days
Published on Jan 06, 2022 12:02 AM IST