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Jan 22, 2022 08:18 PM IST
Mumbai witnesses further decline in its Covid tally with 3,568 cases
Mumbai on Saturday logged as many as 3,568 new Covid-19 cases, which is a further drop from Friday’s 5,008 infections, according to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data.
Jan 22, 2022 08:06 PM IST
Delhi’s Covid tally rises slightly with 11,486 cases
Delhi’s Covid tally rises slightly with 11,486 cases, while the case positivity reduces further to 16.36%. New deaths also increased marginally after 45 people succumbed to the virus as opposed to 38 on Friday.
Jan 22, 2022 07:59 PM IST
SP leader Azam Khan moves SC seeking interim bail to campaign for UP assembly polls 2022
Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan moves Supreme Court, seeking interim bail to campaign in forthcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. He remains lodged at the Sitapur jail with multiple cases against him, according to ANI.
Jan 22, 2022 07:32 PM IST
Employment most important issue in upcoming polls: Sidhu
Congress Punjab chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday said that employment is the “most important issue” for the Congress party in the upcoming assembly elections. “We will create skill-oriented entrepreneurship in the state and connect it to sports,” he told ANI.
Jan 22, 2022 07:03 PM IST
AAP released sixth list of candidates for Goa assembly polls 2022
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday released the sixth list of candidates for Goa assembly elections.
Jan 22, 2022 06:46 PM IST
Delhi records wettest January in 27 years on Saturday
Delhi on Saturday recorded the wettest January in 27 years. Furthermore, with 14.7 degrees Celsius maximum temperature, the national capital recorded the lowest maximum day temperature of the season.
Jan 22, 2022 06:24 PM IST
Election Commission extends ban on physical rallies, roadshows till January 31
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has extended the ban on physical rallies and roadshows in all poll-bound states till January 31 in wake of the Covid-19 situation in the country.
Jan 22, 2022 05:20 PM IST
Bail plea of Bulli Bai app case accused Vishal Jha rejected
Court while passing the order said that the allegations against the applicant are grave in nature as it is a direct onslaught upon the dignity and modesty of the women of a particular community.
— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2022
Session court in Patiala dismisses anticipatory bail petition of Bulli Bai app case accused Vishal Sudhirkumar Jha.
Jan 22, 2022 04:01 PM IST
Kerala HC restrains actor Dileep’s arrest till Jan 27
Kerala high court on Saturday passed an interim order in which it restrained actor Dileep’s arrest till January 27. However, the court has directed the actor to appear before the investigation team for the next three days. The order was passed after a day long hearing. Notably, probe is underway against Dileep in actress assault case from 2017.
Jan 22, 2022 03:57 PM IST
Fire breaks out at Bengal’s thermocol factory, 3 tenders at spot
West Bengal | Massive fire breaks out in a thermocol factory in the Rajapur area of Domjur police station in Howrah. 3 fire tenders have reached the spot
Details awaited pic.twitter.com/tId0JD9mwn
— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2022
A fire has broken out at a thermocol factory in the Rajapur area of Domjur police station in West Bengal’s Howrah district, according to ANI, As many as three fire tenders have reached the spot.
Jan 22, 2022 03:50 PM IST
Myanmar junta sentences deposed leader Suu Kyi’s lawmaker to death
A military court in Myanmar on Saturday sentenced Phyo Zeyar Thaw, a lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party to death, according to a report by Al-Jazeera.
Jan 22, 2022 03:34 PM IST
Schools won’t reopen in Pune for next week: Maha Dy CM Pawar
Maharashtra deputy chief minister and Pune guardian minister Ajit Pawar said on Saturday that over 16,000 Covid-19 cases were reported in the city on Friday, thus the administration has decided not to reopen schools in the district for the next one week. “Covid numbers are not likely to come down in Pune, for at least the next eight days,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.
Jan 22, 2022 03:14 PM IST
Accused in Clubhouse chat case remanded to police custody till Jan 24
All three accused in Clubhouse chat case Akash Suyal, 19, Jaishnav Kakkar, 21 and Yash Parashar, 22 have been remanded to police custody till January 24, cyber police officials said. They were arrested from Haryana on Friday for making inappropriate and abusive remarks against Muslim women on Clubhouse, audio chat application. The accused men were produced before the Bandra holiday court on Saturday.
Jan 22, 2022 02:51 PM IST
PM Modi announces ex gratia of ₹2 lakh each for kin of those who died in Mumbai fire incident
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced ex gratia of ₹2 lakh each from PMNRF for the families of those who died in Mumbai’s Kamala Building fire incident, according to a statement by the PMO. “The injured would be given ₹50,000 each,” the statement added.
Jan 22, 2022 02:16 PM IST
Maharashtra govt to give ₹5 lakh compensation to families of Kamala Building fire incident
• Govt will give ₹5L compensation to families of those citizens who lost their lives in this unfortunate fire.
• There were reports about 2 hospitals refusing treatment, however both hospitals informed me that they have admitted & treated some of those injured in this fire.
— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) January 22, 2022
Maharashtra government to give ₹5 lakh compensation to families of those who lost their lives in the Mumbai high rise fire incident, Aaditya Thackeray announces on Twitter.
Jan 22, 2022 01:53 PM IST
Amit Shah launches district-level Good Governance Index for Jammu and Kashmir
Union Home Minister Amit Shah virtually launches the District Good Governance Index (DGGI) in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jan 22, 2022 01:50 PM IST
First part of $200 mln US defence aid arrives in Ukraine
The first shipment of the United States’ $200 million security support package for Ukraine arrived in Kyiv, the US Embassy said on Saturday.
Jan 22, 2022 01:43 PM IST
Akhilesh Yadav to fight UP polls from Karhal, confirms SP general secretary
Samajwadi Party chief national general secretary Ramgopal Yadav at Akhilesh Yadav’s press conference that just began announced: “I am making a formal official announcement now. Our national president Akhilesh Yadav will contest the Karhal assembly constituency in Mainpuri..and he will win with massive mandate on the seat.”
Jan 22, 2022 01:27 PM IST
UP polls: Mayawati releases second list of candidates, announces new slogan
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati released the second list of 51 candidates her party will field in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Read More
Jan 22, 2022 01:16 PM IST
Over 10 people injured in 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Japan
Over 10 people were injured as a result of a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake that hit southwestern and western Japan, media reported on Saturday.
Jan 22, 2022 01:06 PM IST
Govt has identified 122 districts lagging on 1-2 parameters: PM Modi
Government has identified 122 districts in 22 states lagging on just one or two parameters; they should take it as challenge to address that, says PM Modi.
Jan 22, 2022 01:01 PM IST
‘Ensure time-bound delivery of govt benefits to every citizen’: PM Modi to DMs
The Prime Minister asks district magistrates to make plans for taking various government benefits to every citizen in their districts in time-bound manner.
Jan 22, 2022 12:58 PM IST
Mumbai building fire: Congress’ Rahul Gandhi asks party workers help victims
The tragic news of fire in a Mumbai high rise is disturbing. My condolences to the family of those who’ve lost their lives.Wishing a speedy recovery to the injured. I appeal to Congress workers to be of every possible assistance, writes Rahul Gandhi on Facebook.
Jan 22, 2022 12:52 PM IST
‘Evaluate challenges’: PM Modi in virtual meeting with DMs
Every district needs to learn from success of others and also evaluate their challenges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in meeting with district magistrates.
Jan 22, 2022 12:14 PM IST
Covid-hit Gujarat clamps night curfew in 17 towns: What’s allowed, what’s not
The Gujarat government has announced night curfew in 17 more towns and extended its implementation in eight metro cities till January 26. The decision was announced by chief minister Bhupendra Patel on Friday taken to keep the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in check. Read More
Jan 22, 2022 11:34 AM IST
Prosenjit Chatterjee tests negative for Covid-19
Bengali film superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee on Saturday announced that he has tested negative for Covid-19.
Jan 22, 2022 11:32 AM IST
UP election: After major hint on Congress CM face, a clarification from Priyanka Gandhi
After dropping a major hint on Congress’ chief ministerial candidate for Uttar Pradesh, party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday clarified that she never said she was the CM face for the upcoming assembly elections. Read More
Jan 22, 2022 11:07 AM IST
Mumbai building fire: Death toll rises to 6
The death toll in Mumbai fire incident rises to six, reports ANI qouting Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
Jan 22, 2022 11:05 AM IST
Quad summit announced, to be held after Australian elections in May
With US President Joe Biden accepting Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio’s invitation to visit Tokyo in the first half of 2022 on Friday, the Quad summit is expected to take place in May with free and open Indo-Pacific, Covid-19 response, climate, clean energy, and infrastructure on the agenda. The last Quad summit was held on September 24, 2021, in Washington. Read More
Jan 22, 2022 10:47 AM IST
Janata Dal (Secular) chief HD Deve Gowda test positive for Covid-19
Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) president HD Deve Gowda tested positive for Covid-19. He has no symptoms and his health is stable, says his office in a statement.
Jan 22, 2022 10:36 AM IST
Assam govt issued a new SOP for Republic Day celebration in the state
The Assam government on Saturday issued an SOP for Republic Day amid Covid-19 surge. As per the order, a total of 1,000 people will be allowed to attend the programme at state level and 500 at the district level. Pre and post Republic Day celebration to be avoid, reads the SOP.
Jan 22, 2022 10:13 AM IST
Can you get infected with Omicron twice? White House medical adviser answers
Top US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci on Friday said it is extremely unlikely for people to get re-infected with the Omicron variant of coronavirus for at least several months. Read More
Jan 22, 2022 09:38 AM IST
2 dies, 15 injured in Mumbai building fire
Two persons lost their lives and and 15 others are injured in a fire incident in Mumbai. “It’s an unfortunate incident,” ANI qouted Maharashtra BJP president and MLA, Mangal Prabhat Lodha, as saying.
Jan 22, 2022 09:18 AM IST
India reports 3,37,704 new Covid cases, 488 deaths in 24 hours; active cases over 2.1 million
India has reported 3,37,704 new Covid cases and 488 deaths in 24 hours. The active cases over 2.1 million, according to the Union health ministry’s data.
Jan 22, 2022 08:39 AM IST
Fire breaks out in a 20-storeys- building near Mumbai
Two people were injured in a major (level 3) fire at Kamala Building, in Nana Chowk near Gowalia tank. Fire on 18th floor of ground+20 storey building.
Fire was reported at 7.28 am on Saturday, and declared level 3 at 8.10am. Thirteen fire engines, 7 jumbo tankers on the spot.
The injured have been sent to Bhatia hospital, and the condition is awaited.
Jan 22, 2022 08:18 AM IST
AG clears contempt action against Narsinghanand
Attorney general of India KK Venugopal has granted consent to initiate contempt proceedings against controversial Hindu priest Yati Narsinghanand over his remarks made against the Supreme Court in an interview last week. Read More
Jan 22, 2022 07:44 AM IST
UP polls: Amit Shah to hold door-to-door campaign in Kairana today
To give a boost to Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) campaign in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Union home minister Amit Shah will take part in meetings, dialogues and contact programs on Saturday, along with party chief Jagat Prakash Nadda, chief minister Yogi Adityanath, state BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh and other leaders. Read More
Jan 22, 2022 07:22 AM IST
Chirag’s party writes to Bihar guv for president’s rule to prevent hooch tragedy
Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) chief Chirag Paswan on Friday said the party has written to Bihar governor Phagu Chauhan to recommend the president’s rule in the state to prevent deaths due to consumption of spurious liquor. Read More
Jan 22, 2022 06:33 AM IST
Political rallies in UP: ECI to take a decision today
The Election Commission of India (ECI) will review the Covid situation in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh on Saturday to take a decision over the ban imposed on political rallies, road shows and padyatras in view of the Covid surge. Read More
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Writer Taslima Nasreen was slammed on Twitter as she questioned the feelings of women who attain motherhood through surrogacy and said surrogacy is possible only because there are poor women in society.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 07:34 PM IST
The election watchdog last week relaxed the norms a little and allowed indoor meetings of a maximum of 300 people or 50% capacity of the meeting hall or limits prescribed by the state disaster management authorities.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 07:29 PM IST
A defence ministry spokesperson did not comment on why the composition has been omitted in the 75th year of India’s Independence, a move that could trigger a fresh political row on the back of the eternal flame controversy.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 06:32 PM IST
The study has been conducted to compare the rate of admission, ICU requirement, mortality among Covid-19 patients from the first wave and second wave vs the third wave.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 05:37 PM IST
Villagers said that the three boys were playing cricket in a field. One of them had hit the cricket ball which landed in an adjacent farmland full of sunflower plants. All three went to look for the ball and found a ball-like object lying in the farm. When they picked it up assuming it to be a ball and threw it, the explosion took place.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 05:28 PM IST
The Army will be represented by a mounted column of cavalry, 14 mechanised columns, six marching contingents and a flypast by advanced light helicopters of its aviation wing at the Republic Day parade.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 05:14 PM IST
Juhi Chawla’s lawyer said the actor has already challenged the single bench rule which had imposed ₹20 lakh cost on the actor and other petitioners in connection with their petition against the 5G rollout in the country.
The environment ministry has started implementing most of the TSR Subramaniam committee recommendations. For example, the ministry in March last year commissioned a private law firm to draft a new environmental management act which will act as an umbrella law covering Air, Water and Environmental Acts.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 04:13 PM IST
A PSU under the ministry of power, CESL has floated the single tender for 5,450 single-decker and 130 double-decker e-buses.
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 04:08 PM IST
The fire that broke out on Saturday morning in the Kamala building in South Mumbai claimed six lives and injured 15. The residents said most of them were asleep when the incident occurred.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 04:04 PM IST
ByPratip Acharya and Vinay Dalvi
Union home minister Amit Shah launched the index in the presence of Union minister Jitendra Singh and Jammu and Kashmir’s lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 03:34 PM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi
The fire on the 18th floor of the 20-storey Kamla Building was reported at 7.28 am and declared level 3 at 7.42 am. The chief fire officer of the Mumbai fire brigade has said that the firefighting operations are still underway.
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 03:16 PM IST
The government had earlier ordered closure of the educational institutions till January 23 in view of a rise in Covid cases.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 03:02 PM IST