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Dec 01, 2021 03:50 PM IST
Saudi Arabia confirms first case of Omicron in Gulf
Saudi Arabia has recorded the Gulf’s first confirmed case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in a citizen returning from North Africa, a health ministry official said Wednesday. Read more
Dec 01, 2021 02:49 PM IST
Decision on date of resumption of international flights in due course: DGCA
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Wednesday said it will notify its decision regarding the date of resumption of scheduled commercial international airline services to/from India in due course.
It also said that the situation is being closely-watched in view of emergence of new Covid-19 variant.
Dec 01, 2021 02:36 PM IST
US and Russian foreign ministers to hold talks on Ukraine, reports AFP citing officials
US and Russian foreign ministers to hold talks on Ukraine, reports AFP citing officials.
Dec 01, 2021 02:30 PM IST
If all regional parties come together..: Mamata’s pitch to defeat BJP
“If all regional parties come together, then it will be easy to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party,” news agency ANI quoted West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee as saying on Wednesday, during an interaction with civil society members in Mumbai.
Dec 01, 2021 01:45 PM IST
15 new Covid-19 cases found in 2 nursing colleges in Tumkur, Karnataka
In Karnataka’s Tumkur district, 15 new Covid-19 cases were detected in two nursing colleges, reports ANI citing the district health officer.
Dec 01, 2021 01:30 PM IST
Depression likely to form on Dec 2, to develop into cyclone, reach AP-Odisha coast on Dec 4: IMD
The India Meteorological Department has issued a pre-cyclone alert for North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast, in which it said that a depression is likely to form on Thursday and is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm on December 3. It will move further northwest and reach Andhra Pradesh – Odisha coast around December 4 morning.
Dec 01, 2021 12:37 PM IST
Omicron: Nigeria confirms first case
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, confirmed its first identified case of the Omicron Covid-19 variant.
Dec 01, 2021 12:22 PM IST
Omicron alert: Ranchi airport begins Covid-19 testing of all passengers
In view of the Omicron variant, the Ranchi airport in Jharkhand has begun testing all arriving passengers for Covid-19, reports ANI.
Dec 01, 2021 12:17 PM IST
Delhi govt slashes VAT to 19.40%, petrol gets cheaper by ₹8 per litre
Delhi government slashed the VAT on petrol from 30% to 19.40% that would reduce petrol prices by ₹8 per litre, reports ANI. The new rates would come in to effect from midnight today.
Dec 01, 2021 12:13 PM IST
PM Modi to visit Dehradun, Uttarakhand, on Dec 4, inaugurate projects worth ₹18,000 crore
PM Narendra Modi is set to visit Dehradun, Uttarakhand and lay foundation stone for multiple projects worth around ₹18,000 on December 4, reports ANI citing his office. The Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor to be built at a cost of around ₹8300 crore is among the list of projects.
Dec 01, 2021 11:54 AM IST
Anil Deshmukh, Sachin Vaze appear before commission to probe corruption allegations
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh and dismissed police officer Sachin Vaze appeared before the Chandiwal Commission, formed to probe corruption allegations made by former Mumbai commissioner Param Bir Singh, reports ANI.
Dec 01, 2021 10:11 AM IST
PM Modi wishes people of Nagaland on Statehood Day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the people of Nagaland on Statehood Day. “On the special occasion of Nagaland’s Statehood Day, greetings to the wonderful people of the state. Naga culture personifies valour and humane values. The people of Nagaland are making rich contributions to India’s growth. I pray for Nagaland’s progress in the years to come,” he tweeted.
Dec 01, 2021 09:45 AM IST
Plea in SC seeks future censoring on Kangana Ranaut’s social media post
A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court against actor Kangana Ranaut that sought future censoring of all social media posts by the actor in order to maintain law and order in the country, reports ANI.
Dec 01, 2021 09:30 AM IST
India reports 8,954 new Covid-19 cases, 267 deaths in 24 hours, active cases fall below 100,000
India reports 8,954 new Covid-19 cases and 267 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active caseload fell by 1,520 cases, went below the 100,000-mark and stood at 99,023.
Dec 01, 2021 09:16 AM IST
Pulwama encounter: 2 terrorists killed, identification being ascertained, say police
Kashmir police said that two terrorists were killed during the encounter in Qasbayar area of Pulwama, Kashmir. The forces are trying to ascertain the identities of the militants.
Dec 01, 2021 08:42 AM IST
Delhi air quality in ‘very poor’ category, AQI recorded at 362
The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi was recorded at at 362 (overall) and it remained in the ‘very poor’ category, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research, reports ANI.
Dec 01, 2021 08:15 AM IST
‘Work towards ensuring people affected live without discrimination, stigma’: Mandaviya on World Aids Day 2021
“On #WorldAIDSDay, let us all pledge to work towards ensuring that people infected with & affected by HIV/AIDS lead a normal life sans discrimination and social stigma,” Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted.
Dec 01, 2021 08:00 AM IST
Bengal CM to meet Sharad Pawar in Mumbai today
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, currently on a visit to Mumbai, is scheduled to meet Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar today.
Dec 01, 2021 06:48 AM IST
70-year-old priest killed by suspected thieves in Jalore, Rajasthan
In Jalore, Rajasthan, a 70-year-old priest was beaten to death inside his hut near a temple by suspected thieves on Monday night, reports ANI citing the police.
“Postmortem was conducted and the body handed over to his family. Police teams have been formed to nab the accused,” DSP (Bhinmal) Shankar Lal said.
Dec 01, 2021 06:25 AM IST
Encounter breaks out between police, militants in Pulwama, Kashmir
An encounter broke out between the police, security forces and militants in Qasbayar area of Pulwama, Kashmir, during the early hours today, the police said.
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4,557 Afghan nationals residing in India on ‘stay visa’: Nityanand Rai in RS
- The Centre had granted a special e-Emergency X-Misc visa to Afghan Sikhs and Hindus seeking asylum in India following the Taliban takeover, which can be converted into a stay visa.
Published on Dec 01, 2021 04:06 PM IST
Centre asks Maharashtra to modify quarantine guidelines
The Maharashtra government issued stringent guidelines in the wake of omicron variant. The Union health ministry has asked the state government to align its order with Centre’s guidelines.
Published on Dec 01, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Peace talks at important stage, says Nagaland CM
The state’s elected leaders have come together to form an Opposition-less government (United Democratic Alliance) to facilitate an early settlement of a decades-old issue
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 03:56 PM IST
Cyclone Jawad: IMD issues alert for north Andhra Pradesh, Odisha coasts
The IMD said in its latest bulletin that Tuesday’s low pressure over south Thailand and its neighbourhood emerged into central Andaman Sea in the evening and persisted over the same region at 8:30am on Wednesday.
Published on Dec 01, 2021 03:36 PM IST
Transfers scam: Jagtap gets bail, court stays clear of phone tapping legality
Santosh Jagtap’s lawyer Shah said the tapping was illegal and violative of Jagtap’s right to privacy and cited a March 2021 report by Sitaram Kunte, the then Maharashtra chief secretary, to claim that the surveillance was not authorised
Published on Dec 01, 2021 03:28 PM IST
‘Sentiments of rhetoric fell’: Rahul’s veiled dig at Centre over LPG price hike
- The national oil marketing companies on Wednesday increased the price of commercial 19kg LPG cylinder by ₹100.50, which pushed up tthe price to ₹2,101 in Delhi.
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 03:30 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
India defers resumption of international flights with an eye on Covid variants
A notice issued by the regulatory body on civil aviation said that the central government is currently monitoring the global coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation.
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 03:21 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Ahmedabad announces smartphone to lucky winner taking Covid vaccine second dose
Beneficiaries getting their second dose between December 1 and 7 are eligible to enter the lucky draw, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation said.
Published on Dec 01, 2021 02:53 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Indian govt looks to tackle problem of anaemia among pregnant women
The Indian government is working closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to tackle the problem of anaemia that affects more than 50% of pregnant women in the country
Published on Dec 01, 2021 02:49 PM IST
MP home dept permits woman constable to change gender
Following her application, the Madhya Pradesh police headquarters sought permission from the home department for the employee to undergo gender change [without affecting her service record]
Published on Dec 01, 2021 02:35 PM IST
Peninsular India recorded highest rainfall in November since 1901
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala and south interior Karnataka received 169% excess rainfall last month, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday
Published on Dec 01, 2021 02:19 PM IST
PM Modi to lay foundation for ambitious Delhi-Dehradun corridor project on Dec 4
- According to an official statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Modi will lay the foundation stone of 11 development projects, including the government’s ambitious project — the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor (from Eastern Peripheral Expressway Junction to Dehradun).
Published on Dec 01, 2021 02:13 PM IST
OPS-EPS duo amends AIADMK bylaws to shut doors on VK Sasikala
The amended bylaws will strengthen norms to retain the present leadership structure of top two positions held by O Panneerselvam and K Palaniswami.
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 01:57 PM IST
Elgar Parishad case: HC grants bail to Sudha Bharadwaj
The Bombay high court granted bail to activist Sudha Bharadwaj while rejecting default bail pleas of her eight co-accused arrested in connection with alleged inflammatory speeches at the December 2017 Elgar Parishad conclave in Pune
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 03:23 PM IST