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Dec 15, 2021 06:08 PM IST
Kolkata’s Durga Puja inscribed on UNESCO’s ‘Intangible Heritage list’
Kolkata’s Durga Puja has been inscribed on the UNESCO’s ‘Intangible Heritage list’.
Dec 15, 2021 05:55 PM IST
RBI imposes penalty of ₹30 Lakh on ICICI Bank
The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a penalty of ₹30 lakhs on ICICI Bank Ltd for non-compliance with its directions on ‘levy of penal charges on non-maintenance of minimum balances in savings bank accounts’, reports news agency ANI.
Dec 15, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Portion of Singhu border reopens for light vehicles
The portion of NH-44 at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana) that was shut for over a year due to farmers’ protest reopened for light vehicles
“The highway is still closed for heavy vehicles & the repair work is underway to reopen it completely,” Sonipat DC Lalit Siwach said pic.twitter.com/CuhwOjV3Cb
— ANI (@ANI) December 15, 2021
The portion of NH-44 at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana) that was shut for over a year due to farmers’ protest reopened for light vehicles. “The highway is still closed for heavy vehicles & the repair work is underway to reopen it completely,” Sonipat DC Lalit Siwach said, according to news agency ANI.
Dec 15, 2021 05:21 PM IST
Ahead of UP polls, CM Yogi announces increase in monthly allowance of village pradhans
Ahead of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, chief minister Yogi Adityanath has announced increase in the monthly allowance of village pradhans and other panchayat representatives, people familiar with the development said on Wednesday.
Dec 15, 2021 04:55 PM IST
PM Modi to address ongoing summit on natural & zero-budget farming in Gujarat tomorrow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday address the ongoing summit on natural and zero-budget farming being held in Gujarat, news agency ANI quoted Bharatiya Janata Party general secreatry Arun Singh as saying.
Dec 15, 2021 04:26 PM IST
Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine can be used as a booster, reports AFP
The European Union regulator has said that Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine can be used as a booster shot, reported news agency AFP.
Dec 15, 2021 04:24 PM IST
Uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen critical tackle the pandemic: Rajesh Bhushan
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan today held a virtual meeting with States/UTs to review preparedness regarding medical oxygen.
“Uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen in sufficient quantity is of critical importance to tackle the pandemic,” Bhushan said.
Dec 15, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Semi conductor chips will be designed, manufactured in India: Ashwini Vaishnaw
Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that semi conductor chips will be designed, manufactured and developed in India. “Cabinet has approved budget for that,” people familair with the matter quoted Ashwini Vaishnaw as saying. Also read
Dec 15, 2021 03:12 PM IST
Cabinet has sanctioned ambitious project to establish complete ecosystem of semiconductors: Anurag Thakur
Union minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday said the Cabinet has sanctioned an ambitious project to establish a complete ecosystem of semiconductors and display manufacturing.
He added, “ ₹76,000 crores will be spent on this project in 6 years.”
Dec 15, 2021 03:09 PM IST
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal holds Tiranga Yatra in Jalandhar
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday held a Tiranga Yatra in Jalandhar, ahead of the upcoming Punjab assembly election slated for 2022.
Dec 15, 2021 02:44 PM IST
West Bengal reports 1st case of Omicron variant
West Bengal has reported its first case of Omicron after a 7-year-old boy tested positive for the new coronavirus variant, PTI reported on Wednciting the state’s health department.
Dec 15, 2021 02:32 PM IST
Omicron to be dominant variant by mid-January, reports AP citing EU official
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday that Omicron is expected to be the dominant coronavirus variant in the 27-nation bloc by mid-January.
Dec 15, 2021 02:28 PM IST
3 Union ministers to brief cabinet at 3pm
Union ministers Anurag Singh Thakur, Ashwini Vaishnaw and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will brief cabinet at 3pm at the National Media Centre in Delhi.
Dec 15, 2021 02:16 PM IST
PM Modi to participate in Homage and Reception Ceremony of Swarnim Vijay Mashaals at National War Memorial
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in Homage and Reception ceremony of Swarnim Vijay Mashaals at National War Memorial on 16 December: Prime Minister’s Office
Dec 15, 2021 02:09 PM IST
Mumbai NCB raids multiple locations after arrest of foreigner for smuggling narcotics
Mumbai NCB raids underway at three places following the arrest of a foreign national for smuggling of narcotics, yesterday.
Dec 15, 2021 01:33 PM IST
At least 9 killed after bus falls into stream in Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari
At least 9 people have died after a bus fell into a stream in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
Dec 15, 2021 01:00 PM IST
PM Modi condoles Coonoor crash survivor Group Captain Varun Singh’s demise
Group Captain Varun Singh served the nation with pride, valour and utmost professionalism. I am extremely anguished by his passing away. His rich service to the nation will never be forgotten. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 15, 2021
Dec 15, 2021 12:43 PM IST
Group Captain Varun Singh, sole survivor of IAF chopper crash, succumbs to injuries, informs IAF
“IAF is deeply saddened to inform the passing away of braveheart Group Captain Varun Singh, who succumbed this morning to the injuries sustained in the helicopter accident on 08 Dec 21. IAF offers sincere condolences and stands firmly with the bereaved family,” the Indian Air Force said in a statement.
Dec 15, 2021 12:29 PM IST
Supreme Court junks Maharashtra’s petition to make 2011 caste census public
Supreme Court junks Maharashtra government’s petition to make public the 2011 caste census data. SC says it can’t entertain a petition by the state when the Union Govt has maintained that the data is unusable and is fraught with mistakes.
Dec 15, 2021 11:26 AM IST
Calcutta HC refuses to stay upcoming municipal corporation elections
Calcutta High Court refuses to stay the upcoming Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections. It directs State Election Commission to discuss how quick the remaining elections could be undertaken on the tentative dates and within minimum phases. Next hearing on 23rd Dec. pic.twitter.com/09ACHUWeB5
— ANI (@ANI) December 15, 2021
Dec 15, 2021 11:09 AM IST
Our movement is suspended, not withdrawn: Tikait at Delhi-UP border
“I am thankful to everyone who has been with us. I also extend my gratitude to the people who ran langars, villagers who brought essentials for us. Talks underway with the Centre after withdrawal of 3 farm laws. Our movement is suspended, not withdrawn,” BKU leader Rakesh Tikait tells news agency ANI.
Dec 15, 2021 10:28 AM IST
WATCH | Farmer celebrate as they leave protest site on Delhi-UP border
Farmers celebrate as they leave their protest site in Kaushambi at the Delhi-UP border. The year-long protest was called off by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) after the Centre revoked the three contentious farm laws on the first day of Parliament winter session.
Dec 15, 2021 08:54 AM IST
Finance minister Sitharaman to begin pre-Budget consultations with stakeholders today
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will begin her pre-Budget consultations with different stakeholder groups from today with the first meeting with the experts of agriculture and agro-processing industry. The meetings will be held virtually.
Dec 15, 2021 08:53 AM IST
Watch | President Kovind leaves for Dhaka for Bangladesh’s 50th Victory Day celebrations
President Ram Nath Kovind has left for Dhaka for a state visit to Bangladesh. He will attend Bangladesh’s 50th Victory Day celebrations as the guest of honour.
Dec 15, 2021 08:33 AM IST
Anti-corruption raid at AIADMK minister’s residence, offices in Tamil Nadu
Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-corruption raid former AIADMK minister P Thangamani’s residence and office at more than 60 places including Erode, Namakkal in Tamil Nadu.
Dec 15, 2021 07:54 AM IST
Fire breaks out at godown in Thane’s Bhiwandi, fire tenders reach spot
A fire broke out at the godown of a complex in Thane’s Bhiwandi area, this morning. Four fire tenders rushed to the spot. No one injured, says Thane Municipal Corporation.
Dec 15, 2021 07:46 AM IST
US House passes bill to ban goods made with forced labour from China’s Xinjiang, reports Bloomberg
US House of Representatives have passed bill approving approved Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act that economically sanctions goods made with forced labor from China’s Xinjiang and sold to the United States, Bloomberg reported.
Dec 15, 2021 07:41 AM IST
Barricades clear up at Delhi’s Singhu border as farmers end year-long stir
The Delhi Police on Tuesday dismantled almost all barricades at the Singhu border that were erected to prevent the protesting farmers from moving towards the national capital.
Farmers started leaving the protest site on the Delhi-Haryana border on Saturday after the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) suspended the agitation following the repeal of the Centre’s three farm laws and the government conceding to its other demands.
Dec 15, 2021 07:32 AM IST
One terrorist killed in overnight encounter in J&K’s Pulwama: Police
One unidentified terrorist has been neutralized in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. The operation is underway. Details awaited, informed Kashmir Zone Police.
An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Rajpura area of Pulwama last night.
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The Union health ministry has issued an advisory to states to vigorously screen and test all passengers coming via international flights and has extended all Covid-19 restrictions till December 31. The ministry has told states to do proper contact tracking of persons found to be testing positive for Omicron.
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 06:12 PM IST
BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu/Tanmay Chatterjee
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi told reporters outside the Parliament, “They are not allowing us to speak… A discussion should be allowed, but they don’t want to discuss it”
Published on Dec 15, 2021 05:31 PM IST
CBI argued that the contentions of the state that Jaiswal could influence the investigation was misplaced and stated that the petition was an attempt to scuttle and derail the investigation
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 05:13 PM IST
The child and his parents landed in Hyderabad late on the night of December 10. Their flight came from Abu Dhabi. They took a flight to Kolkata on December 11 and, according to reports received so far, travelled to Farakka in a car.
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 05:03 PM IST
Years have passed, but both have now little hope of their colonies getting a legal tag, a key demand of residents of over 1797 unauthorised colonies in the national capital
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 05:03 PM IST
The bus, which was travelling from Velerupadu to Jangareddygudem, was expected to reach its destination in another 10 minutes, when the accident took place around noon.
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 04:18 PM IST
According to the BMC official, Karan Johar and his entire family tested negative for the virus but the maid employed at Kareena Kapoor’s household has tested positive on Wednesday
Published on Dec 15, 2021 03:55 PM IST
Ajay Mishra Teni was questioned on the SIT’s latest move in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, in which the minister’s son Ashish Mishra is a prime accused. The question, as seen in the video, irked the minister as he started hurling abuses on media people.
Published on Dec 15, 2021 03:40 PM IST
Project Unlearn started by Tycia Foundation is about developing context based educational and life skills material which aims to bridge the gap between the existing literacy programs initiated inside the prison to improve education level among inmates.
Published on Dec 15, 2021 03:37 PM IST
Union information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur said the scheme envisages the investment of ₹76,000 crore in the semiconductor production over the next five-six years.
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 05:18 PM IST
- Regarding the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, Joshi said an investigation was underway and the same was being supervised by the Supreme Court.
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 03:37 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
The Union home ministry told the Parliament on Wednesday that J&K would be given statehood “at an appropriate time”. Minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai made the statement
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 03:21 PM IST