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Updated on Jan 13, 2022 07:50 PM IST
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Jan 13, 2022 07:50 PM IST
Delhi sees 28,867 new Covid-19 cases, positivity rate at 29.21%
With 28,867 new Covid-19 cases, Delhi’s daily positivity rate stood at 29.21%, a bulletin from the health department showed. The city also saw 31 more deaths on the day and the death toll reached 25,271.
Jan 13, 2022 07:29 PM IST
Mumbai sees dip in daily Covid-19 cases; 13,702 new infections, 6 deaths in 24 hours
Mumbai reported 13,702 new Covid-19 cases and six deaths in the last 24 hours, a significant fall from the 16,420 cases and seven deaths on the previous day. The city’s active caseload also declined and was recorded at 95,123.
Jan 13, 2022 07:23 PM IST
India Railways announce ₹5 lakh ex-gratia to those dead after Guwahati-Bikaner Express derailed
Indian Railways has announced an ex-gratia of ₹5 lakh for those dead after the Guwahati-Bikaner Express derailed. Also, ₹1 lakh to be given for those severely injured and ₹25,000 for those with minor injuries, reports ANI.
Jan 13, 2022 07:20 PM IST
Bikaner Express derailed: 2 NDRF teams deployed for rescue operations
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said that two teams have been deployed to aid in the rescue operations after the Guwahati-bound Bikaner Express derailed in West Bengal, reports ANI. The teams are expected to reach shortly, says NDRF DG Atul Karwal.
Jan 13, 2022 06:13 PM IST
Several steps taken to improve emergency infra: PM Modi tells states
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a meeting with chief ministers, said that close to 1.5 lakh oxygen ICU and high dependency unit beds were being prepared and more than 5,000 ambulances and 950 medical oxygen storage tanks have been adde.
“Several such steps have been taken to improve such emergency infrastructure and we must continue doing the same,” he said.
Jan 13, 2022 05:46 PM IST
At least 4 compartments of Guwahati-bound Bikaner Express derailed in Bengal
At least four compartments of the Guwahati-bound Bikaner Express has derailed at Maynaguri in West Bengal. The train had departed from Patna. More details regarding deaths or injuries awaited.
Jan 13, 2022 05:40 PM IST
PM Modi begins review meeting with states on Covid-19 situation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the chief ministers of states virtually to review the Covid-19 situation in their respective states, reports ANI.
Jan 13, 2022 04:47 PM IST
2 dead, 8 injured as jeep falls into valley near Boduvalasa Ghat Road in Vishakapatnam
Two people were killed and eight others were injured after a jeep fell into a valley near Boduvalasa Ghat Road, Peddavalsa in Visakhapatnam, reports ANI.
Jan 13, 2022 03:48 PM IST
59 more test Omicron positive in Kerala, state tally reaches 480
Kerala reported 59 more cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant as the state’s tally so far reached 480, health minister Veena George said.
Of the new cases, 12 were found in Alappuzha, ten in Thrissur, eight in Pathanamthitta, seven in Ernakulam, six cases each in Kollam and Malappuram, five in Kozhikode, two each in Palakkad and Kasargod, and one case in Kannur.
Jan 13, 2022 03:21 PM IST
NCP to contest UP assembly polls along with SP, talks on for seat sharing
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) will contest the upcoming state assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, reports ANI citing NCP leader Nawab Malik.
“We have decided to contest elections with Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh. One seat has been announced and talks are on for other seats. We will support the alliance which is forming in UP,” he said.
Jan 13, 2022 02:55 PM IST
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav welcomes Dharam Singh Saini to party
‘सामाजिक न्याय’ के एक और योद्धा डॉ. धर्म सिंह सैनी जी के आने से, सबका मेल-मिलाप-मिलन करानेवाली हमारी ‘सकारात्मक और प्रगतिशील राजनीति’ को और भी उत्साह व बल मिला है। सपा में उनका ससम्मान हार्दिक स्वागत एवं अभिनंदन!
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) January 13, 2022
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav tweeted a welcome message to Dharam Singh Saini and called him a “warrior of social justice” and said his inclusion has brought more enthusiasm and strength to the party.
Jan 13, 2022 02:46 PM IST
3rd minister quits UP government, Dharam Singh Saini submits resignation
The spate of resignations continued for Uttar Pradesh BJP after Dharam Singh Saini, the Ayush minister, has submitted his resignation to the Governor. The lawmaker from Nakud assembly constituency is the third minister to have quit from his post today.
Jan 13, 2022 02:31 PM IST
Hope to conclude FTA negotiations with UK in 1 year: Goyal
Union commerce minister Piyush Goyal said that India is committed to conclude the negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the UK in a year’s time, reports ANI.
Jan 13, 2022 01:54 PM IST
India Open 2022: Saina Nehwal exits in huge upset
India Open 2022: Shuttler Saina Nehwal goes down 17-21, 9-21 to Malvika Bansod in 34 minutes for huge upset.
Jan 13, 2022 12:52 PM IST
Congress postpones Mekedatu padayatra in Karnataka
Karnataka Congress decides to postpone Mekedatu Padayatra in view of rising daily Covid-19 states, and ban ordered by state govt after being pulled up by the high court.
Jan 13, 2022 12:18 PM IST
Over 30 million vaccinated in 15-18 age group, says health minister
Over 3 crore youngsters between the 15-18 age group have received first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine: Mansukh Mandaviya, Union health minister
Jan 13, 2022 11:44 AM IST
‘Decide your CM candidate’
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asks people of Punjab to decide on chief ministerial face, launches phone number for suggestions.
Jan 13, 2022 11:23 AM IST
Mallikarjun Kharge tests positive for Covid-19
Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge tests positive for Covid-19.
Jan 13, 2022 11:19 AM IST
UP BJP MLA Mukesh Verma quits party
Mukesh Verma, a BJP MLA in Uttar Pradesh quits party ahead of next month’s assembly polls in state. 7th MLA to quit party in three days.
Jan 13, 2022 10:44 AM IST
30 BSF personnel test Covid-19 positive in Uttarakhand
30 BSF personnel, deployed on election duty in Uttarakhand’s Kotdwar assembly constituency, have tested positive for Covid-19 and have been quarantined.
Jan 13, 2022 10:06 AM IST
‘Slight improvement’ in Lata Mangeshkar’s health
Singer Lata Mangeshkar, who tested Covid-19 positive, is still in the ICU ward but there has been a slight improvement in her health: Dr Pratit Samdani
Jan 13, 2022 09:23 AM IST
India records nearly 250,000 new Covid-19 cases
As many as 247,417 more people test Covid-19 positive in India, as positivity rate rises to 13.11%.
Jan 13, 2022 09:08 AM IST
President greets nation on Lohri, Makar Sankranti
Greetings to all on Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bhogali Bihu, Uttarayan and Paush Parva. Highlighting unity in diversity that defines our country, these festivals underline our organic relationship with nature. May the festivals bring prosperity and happiness: President Ram Nath Kovind
Jan 13, 2022 08:36 AM IST
India-China 14th round of talks lasted for 14 hours: Sources
The 14th round of Corps Commander-level talks between India and China lasted for around 13 hours yesterday at the Chushul-Moldo meeting point, on the Chinese side & ended around 10:30pm: Sources
Jan 13, 2022 08:01 AM IST
265 deaths in Maharashtra Police due to Covid-19
As many as 265 personnel have lost their lives to Covid-19 so far, with the highest number of deaths being in Mumbai Police at 126. Active cases in force at 2145: Maharashtra Police
Jan 13, 2022 07:39 AM IST
PM Modi to interact with CMs on Covid-19 situation today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the chief ministers of all states today at 4:30 pm via video conferencing on the Covid-19 situation.
Jan 13, 2022 07:03 AM IST
Delhi’s AQI in ‘moderate’ category
Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi is presently at 142 (overall) in the ‘moderate’ category: SAFAR-India
Jan 13, 2022 06:40 AM IST
US inflation ‘too high’: Fed Reserve vice-chair nominee Brainard
Inflation in the United States is ‘too high,’ lowering it is a priority: Lael Brainard, member, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
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BJP MP GVL Narasimha Rao wrote a letter to Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, claiming that YSRCP leaders caused the disruption as a revenge, after some of their party members were denied entry into the airport earlier on January 10.
Published on Jan 13, 2022 07:47 PM IST
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday said there is no decline in Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra. The low number is because of low testing as mandated by the Centre.
Published on Jan 13, 2022 07:28 PM IST
- Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal said that the firm will offer an insurance grant of ₹10 lakh along with ₹12 lakh that its employees have collectively contributed towards deceased delivery man Salil Tripathi’s family.
Published on Jan 13, 2022 06:36 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Lovlina Borgohain is the second sportsperson from the state to be appointed a DSP in Assam Police as per a new sports policy. In February last year, top sprinter Hima Das was given the same honour
Updated on Jan 13, 2022 05:00 PM IST
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Published on Jan 13, 2022 04:37 PM IST
A key takeaway of the study is if in a group of friends meeting at a cafe, one person is Covid-infected, it is likely that the person will spread the infection to the friends who are in close proximity, rather than to the persons who are sitting on the other side of the cafe.
Published on Jan 13, 2022 04:05 PM IST
The NCW said the trailer of Marathi film, ‘Nay Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha’, was being circulated on social media without any age restrictions.
Published on Jan 13, 2022 01:49 PM IST
Adolf Hitler, who ordered the execution of some eight million people and was responsible for the deaths of many millions more, hated cruelty to animals and was a vegetarian, the high court said
Published on Jan 13, 2022 01:02 PM IST