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Updated on Jan 09, 2022 04:24 PM IST
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Jan 09, 2022 04:24 PM IST
EC must curb rising misuse of religion in politics during polls: Mayawati
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday expressed concern over the “increasing” use of religion in politics during elections and said the Election Commission must curb this “worrying” trend, reported news agency PTI.
Jan 09, 2022 03:05 PM IST
Maharashtra issues revised guidelines for gyms, beauty salons
A day after stating that gyms and salons will stay shut amid the Covid-19 spread, the Maharashtra government on Sunday issued revised restrictions for them.
As per the revised guidelines, gyms and beauty salons can stay open with 50 per cent capacity. Only fully vaccinated customers will be allowed and wearing of mask is compulsory. Read more
Jan 09, 2022 02:47 PM IST
Congress launches 11-day padayatra in Karnataka
Karnataka| Congress launched it’s 11-day padayatra seeking early implementation of Mekedatu drinking water project today morning
Padayatra started from Sangam in Ramanagara district with a large number of Congress workers & leaders including CLP leader Siddaramaiah pic.twitter.com/w6AEzliH6U
— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2022
Congress on Sunday launched its 11-day padayatra seeking early implementation of Mekedatu drinking water project in Karnataka. Padayatra started from Sangam in Ramanagara district with a large number of Congress workers and leaders including CLP leader Siddaramaiah participating.
Jan 09, 2022 01:59 PM IST
NEET-PG counselling to begin from January 12, says Union health minister Mandaviya
रेसीडेंट डॉक्टरस को स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय द्वारा दिए आश्वासन अनुसार, माननीय सर्वोच्च न्यायालय के आदेश के बाद MCC द्वारा NEET-PG काउन्सलिंग 12 जनवरी 2022 से शुरू की जा रही है।
इससे कोरोना से लड़ाई में देश को और मज़बूती मिलेगी। सभी उम्मीदवारों को मेरी शुभकामनाएं।
— Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) January 9, 2022
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that the NEET-PG counselling will commence from January 12.
Jan 09, 2022 01:08 PM IST
Rajya Sabha restricts staff attendance due to Covid-19, directs several officials to work from home till month end
The Rajya Sabha secretariat restricted the staff attendace in view of the rising Covid-19 cases and asked 50% of officials and staff below the rank of under secretary or executive officer to work from home till the end of January, reports ANI.
Jan 09, 2022 12:18 PM IST
‘Expect 22,000 cases in Delhi today, surge concerning but not scary’: Kejriwal
COVID cases are rapidly rising. About 22,000 cases are expected in today’s health bulletin. Increasing cases concerning but need not be scared. I am saying so after analysing (comparing) data from the last wave: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pic.twitter.com/8oRHPbhvwi
— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2022
Arvind Kejriwal said that around 22,000 Covid-19 cases are expected in Delhi today, reports ANI.
“Increasing cases concerning but need not be scared. I am saying so after analysing (comparing) data from the last wave,” he said.
Jan 09, 2022 12:14 PM IST
Kejriwal says no plans for lockdown in Delhi, there will be few restrictions
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that there were no plans for lockdown in Delhi but some restrictions would be implemented.
Jan 09, 2022 11:29 AM IST
Varun Gandhi tests Covid positive with ‘fairly strong symptoms’
After being in Pilibhit for 3 days, I have tested positive for COVID with fairly strong symptoms.
We are now in the middle of a third wave and an election campaign.
The Election Commission should extend precautionary doses to candidates and political workers as well.
— Varun Gandhi (@varungandhi80) January 9, 2022
BJP MP Varun Gandhi tested positive for Covid-19 with “fairly strong symptoms”, he said in a tweet.
“We are now in the middle of a third wave and an election campaign. The Election Commission should extend precautionary doses to candidates and political workers as well,” he said.
Jan 09, 2022 10:39 AM IST
PM Modi to chair Covid-19 review meeting at 4.30pm today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hold a meeting to review the Covid-19 situation in the country, reports ANI.
Jan 09, 2022 10:08 AM IST
Arvind Kejriwal recovers from Covid-19
करोना से ठीक होकर मैं वापिस आपकी सेवा में हाज़िर हूँ।
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 9, 2022
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said he was “back at your service” after recovering from Covid-19.
Jan 09, 2022 09:52 AM IST
Aumkareshwar Thakur, creator of Sulli Deals app, arrested
Aumkareshwar Thakur, creator of the ‘Sulli deals’ mobile app has been arrested. He was arrested from Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
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Jan 09, 2022 09:36 AM IST
India’s Omicron tally reaches 3,623: Maharashtra alone adds over 1,000 cases
The number of Omicron cases in India so far reached 3,623 and the variant has now been reported from 27 states and Union territories. Maharashtra accounted for 1,009 cases and Delhi added 513 cases to the tally. So far, 1,409 people have recovered.
Jan 09, 2022 09:16 AM IST
India reports 1,59,632 new Covid-19 cases, 327 deaths in 24 hours; Active caseload above 5,90,000
India reported 1,59,632 new Covid-19 cases and 327 deaths in the last 24 hours with a daily positivity rate of 10.21%. The active caseload stood at 5,90,611 and the death toll climbed to 4,83,790.
Jan 09, 2022 08:02 AM IST
US condemns attack on Sikh man at JFK Airport last week
The Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) of the US Department of State condemned the attack on a Sikh cab driver at the JFK International Airport.
“We are deeply disturbed by reports of an attack on a Sikh cab driver at J.F.K. airport, captured on video last week. Our diversity makes the U.S. stronger, & we condemn any form of hate-based violence,” the SCA tweeted.
“We all have a responsibility to hold perpetrators of hate crimes accountable for their actions, no matter where such crimes occur,” it said.
Jan 09, 2022 07:31 AM IST
WATCH | Rain lashes some parts of Delhi
Some parts of Delhi witnessed a rainfall during the early morning hours of Sunday.
“Light intensity rain/drizzle to moderate rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of North Delhi, South-East Delhi, NewDelhi… during the next 2 hours,” the India Meteorological Department said.
Jan 09, 2022 06:53 AM IST
Delhi’s air quality improves to ‘satisfactory’ level, AQI at 90
The air quality in Delhi improved to ‘Satisfactory’ category with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded at 90, reports ANI citing data from the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)-India.
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The Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), an autonomous institution of the state government, has already stopped elective surgeries.
Published on Jan 09, 2022 03:59 PM IST
AAP’s Goa incharge, Atishi announced the second list of 10 candidates on Sunday, who, she said, “are going to lead this political transformation” in Goa.
Published on Jan 09, 2022 03:07 PM IST
Only those who got their second dose of Covid vaccine 9 months ago can get their 3rd dose now. A gap of 9 months i.e 39 weeks between the 2nd and the 3rd dose has been recommended by the government.
Published on Jan 09, 2022 02:51 PM IST
Some relaxations were offered to the public as the state government said those travelling to attend family events such as weddings would be permitted on producing the invitations.
Published on Jan 09, 2022 02:09 PM IST
“Close to 402 staff tested positive for Covid-19 from January 4-8 and all samples have been sent for genome sequencing for Omicron variant confirmation,” an official told news agency ANI on Sunday. Of these, 65 are from the Rajya Sabha, 200 from the Lok Sabha and 133 belong to the allied services.
Published on Jan 09, 2022 01:54 PM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
The boat, named ‘Yaseen’, was being brought to Porbandar in Gujarat for further interrogation, a defence statement said. The boat tried to escape from there as soon as the crew saw the ICG ship.
Updated on Jan 09, 2022 01:29 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said this was being done as a tribute to the 10th Sikh guru Gobind Singh’s four sons who were executed by the Mughals.
Updated on Jan 09, 2022 01:08 PM IST