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Dec 25, 2021 04:39 PM IST
Rajasthan’s Omicron tally climbs to 43 with 21 new cases
Rajasthan reports 21 fresh Omicron cases, taking the state’s tally to 43, ANI reported citing the health department.
Dec 25, 2021 04:37 PM IST
22 farm unions form political front SSM, to contest in Punjab polls
As many as 22 farm organisations has formed a political front namely Sanyukt Samaj Morcha, and it will contest all 117 constituencies in the upcoming Punjab elections 2022. The party is led by BS Rajewal.
Dec 25, 2021 03:51 PM IST
Punjab Police takes dismissed head constable into custody to probe Ludhiana court blast case
Punjab Police takes dismissed head constable into custody regarding the investigation into the Ludhiana court blast.
Dec 25, 2021 03:43 PM IST
Ambala fully vaccinates 100% adult population with Covid-19 vaccine
Ambala has achieved the 100% vaccination coverage of its adult population with both doses of Covid-19 vaccine, deputy commissioner Vikram Yadav told ANI.
Dec 25, 2021 03:26 PM IST
People offer prayers at Srinagar’s Saint Luke’s Church for Christmas
People offer prayers at over a century-old Saint Luke’s Church in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) for Christmas, following its reopening after three decades.
Dec 25, 2021 02:54 PM IST
Kejriwal urges lawyers of Punjab to join AAP
AAP supremo and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday urged the “80,000-85,000” lawyers of Punjab to join the party, according to ANI. “We will build lawyers’ chambers, medical and life insurance, will give stipend and will also build high court benches,” Kejriwal said, while talking to lawyers in Amritsar.
Dec 25, 2021 02:17 PM IST
Mandaviya chairs high-level meeting on P&K fertiliser production
And proposes additional provisions in NBS Policy to promote domestic production of P&K fertilizers in the country. Decision will help in utilizing the unutilized domestic production capacity of these fertilizers & promote Atmanirbhar Bharat: Chemicals & Fertilizers Ministry
— ANI (@ANI) December 25, 2021
Union minister for chemicals and fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday chaired a high-level meeting wherein it was decided to continue support to the domestic industry for the production of P&K fertilisers, ANI reported citing the ministry.
Dec 25, 2021 01:18 PM IST
PM Modi takes decisions that do ’good’ to people: Amit Shah
“The last 21 governments have taken decisions keeping in mind their vote banks. Narendra Modi govt never took decisions that ‘looks’ good to the people, he always took decisions that ‘did’ good to the people,” says Union home minister Amit Shah at Good Governance Day program in Delhi
Dec 25, 2021 12:50 PM IST
Ludhiana blast: Deceased ex-cop was carrying explosives, says top cop
The deceased person, former policeman Gagandeep Singh was carrying the explosion. He was dismissed from service in 2019 and spent two years in jail following his arrest in a drug-trafficking case: Siddharth Chattopadhyaya, DGP, Punjab
Dec 25, 2021 11:41 AM IST
Prisoner dies in Delhi’s Tihar Jail
A case of death of a prisoner has come to light in Tihar Jail no. 3 yesterday. He was found unconscious in his cell and was taken to hospital where the doctors declared him dead. Magisterial inquiry underway. 5 deaths have taken place in the last 8 days at Tihar jail: Delhi Police
Dec 25, 2021 10:57 AM IST
Covid-19: Centre to send teams to 10 states
A decision has been taken to deploy multi-disciplinary central teams to 10 identified states some of which are either reporting an increasing number of Omicron and Covid-19 cases or slow vaccination pace: Union health ministry
Dec 25, 2021 10:11 AM IST
2 unidentified terrorists neutralised in J&K’s Shopian
Two unidentified terrorists neutralised in the encounter that broke out between security forces and terrorists in the Chowgam area of Shopian. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition recovered. The search operation is underway: Kashmir Zone Police
Dec 25, 2021 09:31 AM IST
India logs 7189 new Covid-19 cases and 387 deaths
India’s Covid-19 tally rises to 34,779,815 with 7189 fresh cases. 387 new fatalities tale toll to 479,520.
Dec 25, 2021 08:58 AM IST
173 new Covid-19 cases in Mizoram
Mizroam logs 173 new Covid-19 cases as tally rises to 140,427. 138,322 recoveries, 1569 active cases and 536 deaths thus far.
Dec 25, 2021 08:21 AM IST
Low visibility procedures at Delhi Airport
Low visibility procedures are in progress at Delhi Airport. All flight operations are presently normal: Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL)
Dec 25, 2021 07:45 AM IST
At 398, Delhi’s AQI in ‘very poor’ category
Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) presently at 398 (overall) in the ‘very poor’ category, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)-India.
Dec 25, 2021 07:15 AM IST
Over 6000 new Covid-19 cases in Australia’s New South Wales
New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, logs 6288 new Covid-19 cases, 376 more than the previous day. Death toll, however, stays unchanged.
Dec 25, 2021 06:28 AM IST
Canada’s Covid-19 cases top 1.95 million
Canada logs 11,304 new Covid-19 cases, as total cases rise to 1,957,058. Overall deaths at 30,139.
Dec 25, 2021 05:58 AM IST
In fresh record, UK sees 122,186 new Covid-19 cases
UK reports fresh record of 122,186 new Covid-19 cases, up from 119,789 a day before.
Dec 25, 2021 05:23 AM IST
Encounter breaks out in J&K’s Shopian
Encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists in Chowgam area of Shopian: Jammu and Kashmir Police
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After Bommai fuels exit rumour, BJP leaders say ‘conspiracy to create confusion’
- BJP Karnataka unit chief Nalin Kumar Kateel asserted that Basavaraj Bommai will remain the chief minister till the next state Assembly elections, calling the reports of his possible early exit “a figment of imagination”.
Updated on Dec 25, 2021 04:19 PM IST
Why do vaccinated people too get Covid? Study breaks down how virus transmits
Simply put, the virus spreads from one cell to another as there is no immunity to prevent them there. They remain tucked within cell walls. Target cell becomes a donor cell and thus a wave is created.
Published on Dec 25, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Jaipur: Gold biscuit worth ₹24.32 lakh seized at airport
Passenger arriving from Sharjah was found carrying four solid biscuits of fine gold, of 99.99% purity.
Published on Dec 25, 2021 03:57 PM IST
2021 in numbers: Recovery in education is not same for genders or states
The loss of jobs and incomes due to the pandemic has also meant that children were put out of school in 2020
Updated on Dec 25, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Decisions that doesn’t just look good for also ‘did’ good: Shah lauds Modi govt
- Meanwhile, Amit Shah is slated to inaugurate South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s (SDMC) Bharat Darshan Park in Punjabi Bagh on Saturday.
Published on Dec 25, 2021 02:46 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi
PM contributes ₹1,000 to party fund, urges to make ‘BJP strong, India strong’
‘Our ideal of always putting Nation First and the culture of lifelong selfless service by our cadre will be further strengthened by your micro-donation,’ PM Modi tweeted.
Published on Dec 25, 2021 02:41 PM IST
Jama Masjid needs special care
The Shahi Imam said as a stopgap arrangement the mosque management was forced to use regular building material to repair the structure
Updated on Dec 25, 2021 02:30 PM IST
Harbhajan Singh says he will serve Punjab, ‘maybe via politics’
Harbhajan announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday. No decision has been taken yet on joining any political party, he said, though he is not averse to the idea of joining politics.
Published on Dec 25, 2021 02:20 PM IST
BJP launches special micro-donation campaign on Vajpayee’s birth anniversary
The BJP’s special micro-donation campaign was launched on Saturday and will continue till February 11 – the death anniversary of Deen Dayal Upadhyay. The donations range from ₹5 to ₹1,000.
Published on Dec 25, 2021 01:50 PM IST
With ‘Ek Bharat’ pitch, PM Modi recalls valour of Sikh gurus
PM Modi also lauded the contributions made by gurdwaras during the “difficult” time of Covid-19. “The way our gurdwaras took up the responsibility of service in the difficult times of Corona, it is a symbol of Guru Saheb’s grace and his ideals,” said PM Modi.
Published on Dec 25, 2021 01:20 PM IST
Omicron alert: Centre to send multi-disciplinary teams to 10 states
The 10 states where the central multidisciplinary teams are to be deployed are Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Mizoram, Karnataka, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Punjab.
Published on Dec 25, 2021 12:50 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi