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Jan 08, 2022 03:49 PM IST
EC press conference on poll dates in 5 states underway
The Election Commission of India is addressing a presser to announce the schedule for assembly elections in Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
Jan 08, 2022 02:31 PM IST
IPS Viresh Kumar Bhawra appointed as new Punjab police chief: ANI
IPS Viresh Kumar Bhawra has been appointed as the new DGP of Punjab, reports ANI.
Jan 08, 2022 01:15 PM IST
AAP members create ruckus in Chandigarh Municipal Corporation as BJP wins mayoral election
Councillors of the Aam Aadmi Party created a ruckus inside the assembly hall of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation after the Bharatiya Janata Party won the mayor elections, reports ANI.
Jan 08, 2022 12:50 PM IST
Delhi likely to see 20,000 new Covid cases today: Satyendar Jain
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said that the city is likely to record over 20,000 Covid-19 cases today and the positivity rate is expected to be around 19%, reports PTI.
Also, he said that no Omicron-related deaths were recorded in Delhi. Of the nine people who died on Friday, most had comorbidities, he added.
Jan 08, 2022 11:36 AM IST
ECI to announce assembly election schedules for 5 states today
The Election Commission of India will announce the schedule for stat assembly elections in Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh at 3.30pm today, reports ANI.
Jan 08, 2022 10:55 AM IST
Tamil Nadu CM Stalin chairs all-party meeting to discuss state’s demand for NEET exemption
An all-party meeting chaired by chief minister MK Stalin began in Tamil Nadu at the state Secretariat in Chennai to discuss the future course of action on the state’s demand for exemption from the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET), reports ANI.
Jan 08, 2022 10:42 AM IST
18th Covid vaccination camp underway at Tamil Nadu today, state officials oversee drive
The 18th Covid-19 vaccination camp began in Tamil Nadu today as state health minister Ma Subramanian, health secretary J Radhakrishnan and Chennai Corporation commissioner GS Bedi reviewed the drive in Chennai.
Subramanian said that 77.3% of eligible population vaccinated with the first dose while 61.46% have been given the second dose, reports ANI.
Jan 08, 2022 10:27 AM IST
PM Modi security mishap in Punjab: NIA nominates officer to secure, seize records related to visit
The National Investigation Agency nominated IGP Santosh Rastogi to assist the Registrar General of Punjab and the Haryana High Court to secure and seize records related to PM Modi’s visit to Punjab on January 5 from state and central agencies. NIA DG issued an order regarding the same on Friday. However, there will be no probe, the agency said, reports ANI.
Jan 08, 2022 09:47 AM IST
Omicron cases increase slightly to 3,071, over 1,200 people recovered
The number of cases due to the Omicron Covid-19 variant in the country reached 3,071, of which 1,203 people have recovered so far, the Centre said.
Jan 08, 2022 09:25 AM IST
India’s daily Covid-19 infections go beyond 1.40 lakh, over 1 lakh active cases reported in 24 hours
India reported 141,986 new Covid-19 cases and 285 related deaths as the total confirmed infections reached 35,368,372 and the death toll mounted to 483,463.
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Jan 08, 2022 07:56 AM IST
Snowfall continues to disrupt operations at Srinagar airport
Srinagar Airport authorities has delayed all operations and said that the snowfall is expected to continue till 11am and has reduced the visibility at the airport currently, reports ANI.
Jan 08, 2022 06:57 AM IST
Covid-19 surge: Uttarakhand shuts schools, bans political rallies, protests till Jan 16
In view of the rising #COVID19 cases, Uttarkhand govt imposes new restrictions-all political rallies and protests in the state will be prohibited till January 16. All schools and anganwadi centres will also remain closed till January 16 pic.twitter.com/lclnKQOmYM
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) January 8, 2022
Uttarakhand government has shut down schools and banned political rallies and protests in the state in view of the rising Covid-19 infections till January 16, reports ANI.
Jan 08, 2022 06:45 AM IST
Delhi air quality improved to ‘moderate’; AQI at 132
Delhi’s air quality improves to ‘moderate’ from the ‘poor’ category with Air Quality Index (AQI) standing at 132, reports ANI citing data from SAFAR-India.
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Explainer: Punjab elections
- With the Election Commission set to announce the assembly elections to five states on Saturday afternoon, HT looks at the state of play in Punjab, the main players and the issues that are set to dominate the narrative.
Published on Jan 08, 2022 03:08 PM IST
‘We don’t come under ambit of CAA’: Chakma-Hajong group responds to Rijiju
Union law minister Kiren Rijiju said this week that under CAA, no refugee in the state can claim the rights of indigenous tribals, and that the Centre has already asked Chakmas and Hajongs of Arunachal Pradesh to look for an alternative place.
Updated on Jan 08, 2022 02:43 PM IST
‘Great going’: Mandaviya says 2 crore in 15-18 age group jabbed in a week
Between January 1 and 7, as many as 20,226,790 people between 15 and 17 years of age have been inoculated with a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Published on Jan 08, 2022 02:31 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Opened fire in self defence, say Tamil Nadu cops who killed 2 murder accused
The Tamil Nadu police said the two murder accused attacked the police team chasing them with a machete and a country-made bomb and were shot dead soon after in self defence
Published on Jan 08, 2022 02:27 PM IST
18th Covid vaccination camp, across 50,000 centres, underway in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu health minister Ma Subramanian said that the 18th Covid-19 vaccination camp in the state has been organised at 50,000 vaccination centres and inspected a camp in Chennai.
Published on Jan 08, 2022 02:20 PM IST
Indian-origin Sikh taxi driver assaulted, his turban knocked off at JFK Airport
The undated 26-second video was uploaded by Navjot Pal Kaur on micro-blogging site Twitter on January 4, showing a man assaulting the Sikh taxi driver outside the airport. She said the video was shot by a bystander at the airport.
Published on Jan 08, 2022 02:20 PM IST
PTI | , Hindustan Times, New Delhi
1 lakh Covid cases, night curfew, Omicron scare: India’s 1st week of 2022 ends
- On Saturday, India reported 1,41,986 new Covid-19 cases, which was 21 per cent higher than Friday when 1,17,100 infections were logged.
Published on Jan 08, 2022 02:05 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Explained: Delhi’s struggle with stray dog bites
- The national capital has had a chequered history of tackling the stray dog population
Updated on Jan 08, 2022 01:12 PM IST
BJP chief JP Nadda’s Tripura visit postponed due to Covid-19 situation
Tripura recorded a total of 103 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours with one death. The Covid-19 positivity rate in the state is 3.09%.
Published on Jan 08, 2022 12:32 PM IST
Watch: Indian soldiers brave extreme cold, snow; Twitterati reacts
Indian soldiers are posted on the higher reaches of Himalayas, protecting the country’s borders. A post on Twitter by defence ministry PRO is being widely hailed by internet users.
Published on Jan 08, 2022 12:24 PM IST
Khalistan separatists plan to show PM Modi as anti-Punjab
While one also understands that the game of these western countries is to keep India on its toes and tenterhooks, the larger plot is to discredit the PM and the BJP before the eyes of the Sikh and Punjabi community.
Published on Jan 08, 2022 11:02 AM IST
Govt restores FCRA of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity
The government earlier has blocked Mother Teresa’s charity from receiving foreign funds, saying the Catholic organization did not meet conditions under local laws, dealing a blow to one of the most prominent groups running shelters for the poor.
Updated on Jan 08, 2022 11:50 AM IST