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Dec 25, 2021 10:52 PM IST
Karnataka reports 7 new Omicron cases, state’s tally rises to 38
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All primary and secondary contacts have been tracked, traced and tested.#KarnatakaFightsCorona
— Dr Sudhakar K (@mla_sudhakar) December 25, 2021
Seven new cases of Omicron Covid-19 variant have been confirmed in Karnataka, state health minister Dr K Sudhakar said on Saturday. The patients range between 15 and 76 year olds. The state’s Omicron tally has now risen to 38.
Dec 25, 2021 10:04 PM IST
India to begin ‘precaution dose’ for healthcare, frontline workers from Jan 10: PM Modi
From January 10 onwards, India will start inoculating ‘precaution dose’ to healthcare and frontline workers, PM Narendra Modi said during his address to the nation.
Dec 25, 2021 09:59 PM IST
India to start Covid vaccination for people aged 15-18 from Jan 3: PM
Vaccination against Covid-19 for children aged 15-18 to start in India from January 3, 2022 onwards, says PM Modi during address to the nation.
Dec 25, 2021 09:55 PM IST
Over 61% of India’s adult population got both doses of Covid vaccine: PM Modi
PM Modi said over 61% of India’s adult population has received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, while nearly 90% of the adult population has got a single dose of the vaccine shots.
Dec 25, 2021 09:51 PM IST
PM urges people not to panic, but take precautions as Omicron cases rise in country
PM Narendra Modi urges people not to panic, but take precautions as Omicron cases rise in country.
Dec 25, 2021 09:34 PM IST
PM Modi to address the nation shortly
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation in about 15 minutes, a statement by PMO India read.
Dec 25, 2021 09:31 PM IST
Encounter breaks outs in Srigufwara area of Anantnag in J&K: Police
Yet another encounter has broken out in Jammu and Kashmir, with the latest one being in the Srigufwara area of Anantnag district, polie tweeted. “Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow,” the tweet added.
Dec 25, 2021 09:14 PM IST
Bharat Biotech gets DCGI nod for emergency use of its Covid vaccine for kids aged 12-18
The Drugs Controller of India (DCGI) has given its nod to Bharat Biotech for emergency use of its Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12-18.
Dec 25, 2021 08:15 PM IST
Gujarat reports six new Omicron cases, tally goes up to 49
Gujarat on Saturday reported six new Omicron cases, taking the state tally to 49, ANI reported citing state government data.
Dec 25, 2021 07:10 PM IST
Maharashtra reports two new Omicron cases, both from Aurangabad
Maharashtra on Saturday confirmed two fresh cases of Omicron variant of Covid-19. Both the patients are from Aurangabad. With this, the state’s tally has climbed to 110, with 57 patients recovered as well.
Dec 25, 2021 06:31 PM IST
Mumbai reports 757 new Covid-19 cases, active cases stand at 3,703
Mumbai reports 757 new Covid-19, and no fatalities due to the virus in the last 24 hours, according to the health bulletin data. The active case count of the city stands at 3,703.
Dec 25, 2021 06:25 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh confirms third Omicron case, state’s tally climbs to 3
Woman aged 29, who recently returned to Rae Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh from the US via Delhi, has tested positive for Omicron. With this, Omicron cases in the northern state has risen to three.
Dec 25, 2021 06:23 PM IST
Kerala reports one more Omicron case, state’s tally rises to 38
Kerala has confirmed one more Omicron case, taking the state’s tally to 38, health minister Veena George told ANI on Saturday.
Dec 25, 2021 06:12 PM IST
Delhi sees massive spike in single-day Covid-19 cases, logs 249 infections
Delhi sees massive spike in single-day Covid-19 cases, logs 249 new infections along with one more fatality. The national capital’s cumulative tally now stands at 14,43,062 and the death toll at 25,104, according to the health bulletin data. This is the highest single-day spike since Delhi reported 255 cases on June 13 this year.
Dec 25, 2021 05:54 PM IST
World’s most powerful space telescope lifts off into orbit
World’s most powerful space telescope lifts off into orbit. “Webb’s mission to #UnfoldTheUniverse will change our understanding of space as we know it,” NASA tweeted.
Dec 25, 2021 05:38 PM IST
Assam announces night curfew across state from 11.30pm to 6am starting tomorrow
Assam announces night curfew across state from 11.30pm to 6am starting tomorrow in wake of rising cases of Omicron Covid-19 variant in India. The curbs will, however, not be applicable for December 31, 2021.
Dec 25, 2021 05:07 PM IST
2 terrorists killed in encounter Jammu and Kashmir
Two terrorists have been killed in encounter in Tral area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Awantipora, police tweeted on Saturday.
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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Chief minister Bommai, who would complete five months in office in the next couple of days, had turned emotional in his home town Shiggaon in Haveri district a few days ago and said he was aware of the fact that posts and positions were not forever, raising eyebrows.
Published on Dec 25, 2021 11:44 PM IST
ByHT Correspondent, Bengaluru
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 19 announced that his government will withdraw the three farm laws against which farmers protested at the borders of Delhi and other parts of the country
Updated on Dec 25, 2021 11:44 PM IST
The minister for medical and family welfare Ma Subramanian said 12 people detected with the Omicron variant in the state have been discharged from hospitals in Chennai, Tiruchirapalli and other cities after recovery, taking the ‘active’ Omicron cases in Tamil Nadu to 22.
Published on Dec 25, 2021 11:44 PM IST
ByPress Trust of India, Chennai
According to home minister, people have realised that Modi came to power in 2014 not to run the government but to provide a clean, transparent and welfare administration, thus changing the face of the country
Published on Dec 25, 2021 11:43 PM IST