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Dec 03, 2021 06:59 PM IST
UAE signs mega weapons deal with France, buys 80 Rafale fighter jets
France on Friday announced the signing of a USD 18 billion armaments mega-contract for the sale of 80 of its upgraded Rafale warplanes to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), reports the Associated Press. Read more here.
Dec 03, 2021 06:31 PM IST
NDRF teams march and make announcements in Andhra’s Visakhapatnam ahead of cyclone Jawad’s landfall
NDRF teams on Friday were seen marching at Kailasagiri in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam and make announcements for people, alerting them about cyclone Jawad. Notably, the IMD said that the cyclone is expected to make landfall near Odisha’s Puri on Sunday noon.
Dec 03, 2021 04:39 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut alleges her car was attacked by farmers in Punjab
Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut on Friday took to Instagram to claim that her car was attacked by farmers in Punjab. The incident happened in Anandpur Sahib as she was going to Himachal Pradesh to attend her sister’s birthday celebration.
Dec 03, 2021 04:33 PM IST
Karnataka orders inquiry on India’s 1st Omicron patient over RT-PCR test report: State minister R Ashoka
Karnataka government has ordered an inquiry on India’s first Omicron Covid-19 patient over RT-PCR test reports. State minister R Ashoka told ANI that the person, “stayed at a hotel and held some meetings there.” “After that, he went away to Dubai, so there’re two reports, one positive and [another] negative, which is doubtful, lab must be investigated,” the minister added to ANI.
The patient is a South African national, who has already returned to his home country. India detected Omicron cases on Thursday after two were found to be infected with the strain.
Dec 03, 2021 04:16 PM IST
16,000 passengers from ‘at risk’ nations tested for Covid-19 in India, 18 found positive: Mandaviya
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday said that a total of16,000 passengers from ‘at-risk’ countries have been tested for Covid-19 in India, and 18 have been found positive. “Genome sequencing for Omicron underway,” PTI reported quoting him.
Dec 03, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Konark Sand Art Festival called off due to cyclone Jawad, says Odisha tourism
As per the reports of IMD and advisories issued by Special Relief Commissioner on Cyclonic Storm Jawad reaching the coasts of Odisha, we regret to inform that the Konark Festival and International Sand Art Festival held in Konark are being called off with immediate effect.
— Odisha Tourism (@odisha_tourism) December 3, 2021
Odisha Tourism has called off the Konark Festival and International Sand Art Festival held in Konark due to the cyclonic storm Jawad.
Dec 03, 2021 03:43 PM IST
Ukraine urges NATO to reject Russian demand for ‘guarantees’
Ukraine urges NATO to reject Russian demand for ‘guarantees’, reports AFP.
Dec 03, 2021 03:31 PM IST
‘Any kind of violence threat to democracy’, says Kerala governor on murder of CPM leader
Kerala governor Mohammad Arif Khan said, “Any kind of violence is a threat to democracy. These matters should be settled in a civilized manner. The law enforcement agencies must do everything to bring the culprits to trial,” regarding the murder of a local CPI (M) leader, reports ANI.
Dec 03, 2021 03:06 PM IST
Covid-19 cases, deaths per million in India ‘lowest in world’, says Mandaviya
Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that 3.46 crore Covid-19 cases have been reported in India and 4.6 lakh people have died so far. He also said that 25,000 cases and 340 deaths per million have been reported in India, reports ANI. “This is one of the lowest in the world,” he said.
Dec 03, 2021 03:03 PM IST
Gopal Rai writes to Centre for calling neeting of NCR states in view of pollution
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai writes to Centre for calling meeting of environment ministers of states in NCR in view of pollution
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) December 3, 2021
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai wrote to the Centre for calling a meeting of the environment ministers of the states in the National Capital Region (NCR) states in view of pollution, reports PTI.
Dec 03, 2021 02:16 PM IST
Karnataka CM chairs meeting on Covid-19 situation in state, 2 Omicron cases
Meeting underway in Karnataka as chief minister Basavaraj Bommai discusses the Covid-19 situation in the state and the two cases of the Omicron variant that have been detected so far, reports ANI.
Dec 03, 2021 01:58 PM IST
Cyclone Jawad: 46 NDRF teams positioned at Odisha, WB, AP, 18 teams on standby
In view of cyclone Jawad, director general of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said that 46 teams have been sent to Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh and are prepositioned there, reports ANI.
“IDS is on alert if the situation arises to airlift any of the teams. 18 more teams are on standby,” he added.
Dec 03, 2021 01:37 PM IST
Bombay HC rejects former Shiv Sena MP Anandrao Adsul’s anticipatory bail plea in money laundering case
The Bombay High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail plea filed by former Shiv Sena MP Anandrao Adsul in a money laundering case, reports ANI.
Dec 03, 2021 01:18 PM IST
Congress appoints Jagdish Thakor as Gujarat unit chief
Hon’ble Congress President has appointed Shri Jagdish Thakor as the President , Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee, with immediate effect.
The Party appreciates the contribution of outgoing PCC President, Shri Amit Chavda pic.twitter.com/Pj0iPHijAm
— INC Sandesh (@INCSandesh) December 3, 2021
Jagdish Thakor appointed as president of Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee ahead of the state assembly polls next year.
Dec 03, 2021 01:03 PM IST
Haryana orders school closure in 4 NCR districts due to worsening air quality
The Haryana government has ordered the closure of schools in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sonepat and Jhajjar, the four national capital region (NCR) districts, due to the deterioration of air quality.
Dec 03, 2021 12:54 PM IST
Chinese Navy present in IOR since 2008, their activities under close watch, says Navy chief
Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar said that the Chinese navy has been present in the Indian Ocean Region since 2008 and there were seven to eight warships in the region, reports ANI.
“There is constant surveillance by our aircraft and ships and their activities are kept under close watch,” he said.
Dec 03, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Delhi govt to install 140,000 CCTV cameras in city, says CM Kejriwal
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that 140,000 CCTV cameras would be installed in the city, reports ANI. So far, his government has installed 275,000 CCTV cameras, he added. “Today, Delhi is world number 1 in CCTV coverage per square km,” he added.
Dec 03, 2021 12:24 PM IST
People in UP going to change Yogi govt very soon, says SP chief Akhilesh Yadav
Yogi gov has only changed the names of places, very soon people in UP are going to change their government. Young people, farmers & businessmen in UP have decided to get rid of the Yogi gov. Farmers in UP are going to benefit if Samajwadi Party comes here: SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav pic.twitter.com/PmDToCgECK
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 3, 2021
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said that the people of Uttar Pradesh will “very soon” change the Yogi Adityanath government in the state, reports ANI.
“Yogi (Adityanath) government has only changed the names of places, very soon people in UP are going to change their government. Young people, farmers and businessmen in UP have decided to get rid of the Yogi government. Farmers in UP are going to benefit if Samajwadi Party comes here,” he said.
Dec 03, 2021 12:04 PM IST
‘Punjab reported 4 ‘suspected’ deaths due to oxygen shortage’: Mandaviya tells Parliament
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that the Centre wrote to all states asking for data regarding deaths due to oxygen shortage during second wave.
“19 States responded, only Punjab reported four ‘suspected’ deaths due to oxygen shortage,” he said.
Dec 03, 2021 10:52 AM IST
SC gives nod to hospitals’ construction work
The Supreme Court on Friday expressed satisfaction over fresh steps by CAQM, It also gave go-ahead to Delhi govt for hospitals’ construction work.
Dec 03, 2021 10:50 AM IST
Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala joins the Congress ahead of state elections
Dec 03, 2021 10:20 AM IST
9 international travellers test positive for Covid-19 at Mumbai airport
Nine international travellers including one from South Africa who arrived at Mumbai International Airport between 10th Nov -2nd Dec have tested positive for Covid-19. Their samples have been sent for genome sequencing: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
Dec 03, 2021 09:19 AM IST
India reports 9,216 fresh Covid cases in last 24 hours amid Omicron scare
India reports 9,216 fresh Covid cases in last 24 hours amid Omicron scare.
Dec 03, 2021 09:04 AM IST
‘Coronavirus variants will keep coming, but…’: Doctor
Coronavirus variants will keep coming. We don’t need to panic but remain cautious and proactive. We can protect ourselves from any variant if we’re fully vaccinated and observe Covid appropriate behaviour, says Dr Ashok Seth, Executive Director, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Delhi.
Dec 03, 2021 09:03 AM IST
Omicron variant found in multiple US states
The omicron variant of Covid-19, which had been undetected in the US before the middle of this week, had been discovered in at least five states by the end of Thursday.
Dec 03, 2021 08:25 AM IST
Enforcement task force formed to monitor compliance of anti-air pollution measures
Commission for Air Quality Management constitutes enforcement task force to monitor compliance, Supreme Court told
Dec 03, 2021 08:23 AM IST
Certificate may be true: How man with Omicron left India after testing positive
The 66-year-old South African man who became India’s one of the first two confirmed cases of Omicron, the new variant of Covid, has already left India within a week of testing Covid positive. Read More
Dec 03, 2021 07:54 AM IST
Nepal bans entry from nine countries amid Omicron scare
Nepal imposes ban on entry from nine countries including Hong Kong, in view of emergence of Omicron variant of Covid-19
Dec 03, 2021 07:18 AM IST
Gadkari says he will drive his green hydrogen car in Delhi to show it’s possible
Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said he has bought a car on a pilot basis that will run on green hydrogen. Addressing the 6th National Summit 2021 on financial inclusion, the transport minister said he will drive that car in Delhi so that people believe it’s possible to get hydrogen from water. Read More
Dec 03, 2021 06:16 AM IST
States brace as Cyclone Jawad nears, PM holds review meet
A cyclonic storm, named Cyclone Jawad, is likely to form over central Bay of Bengal but it may not intensify into severe category as expected earlier, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday, adding that it still has the potential to cause widespread damage over Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal on Friday.
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- The health minister, replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that further genome sequencing of such passengers is underway.
Published on Dec 03, 2021 06:58 PM IST
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said people’s privacy expectations are constantly evolving and all of us need to challenge ourselves to provide people with the experience they are seeking while enhancing privacy
Updated on Dec 03, 2021 06:48 PM IST
The deep depression over Bay of Bengal intensified into cyclone Jawad at 11.30am on Friday, and is expected to move northwestwards and reach the coasts of north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha by Saturday morning. It will then change route to make landfall near Odisha’s Puri on Sunday noon.
Published on Dec 03, 2021 06:18 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar through a written reply, told the Lok Sabha on December 1 that the government did not have any record of farmers who died during the protest and therefore there was no question of compensation to the families.
Published on Dec 03, 2021 06:07 PM IST
The decisions were taken at a meeting chaired by Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, who discussed the government’s action plan with senior ministers, administration officials, and public health experts.
Published on Dec 03, 2021 05:32 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The chief reason behind his long leave, however, was the arrest of his second son Bineesh Kodiyeri in connection with a drug haul in Bengaluru last year. After spending one year in jail, his son was granted bail by the Karnataka High Court last month.
Published on Dec 03, 2021 04:23 PM IST
While replying to a question from the opposition on the coronavirus pandemic, the Union health minister asked them to “take note” of the efforts taken by the Centre in mitigating the crisis.
Published on Dec 03, 2021 04:13 PM IST
- The government has urged citizens to get fully vaccinated and follow all existing Covid-19 protocols to prevent another wave of infections amid the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
Updated on Dec 03, 2021 04:49 PM IST
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said instead of blaming previous regimes that ignored health infrastructure, the Narendra Modi-led central government was undertaking work to strengthen the same.
Updated on Dec 03, 2021 03:49 PM IST
The Karnataka government on Friday said it is contemplating emulating the German model in Bengaluru and other places wherein the unvaccinated will be restricted from entering public spaces
Updated on Dec 03, 2021 04:22 PM IST