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Updated on Dec 24, 2021 04:40 PM IST
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Dec 24, 2021 04:40 PM IST
Treatment protocols for Delta and Covid-19 will apply to Omicron: Health ministry
The treatment protocols for COVID-19 & Delta will apply to Omicron. While the evidence emerges, the immune escape potential for Delta is higher & its high transmission rates will lead to high surge cases: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on COVID19 pic.twitter.com/3vU9opYFdz
— ANI (@ANI) December 24, 2021
Dec 24, 2021 04:06 PM IST
India reporting less than 10k new Covid-19 cases for last 1 month: Health ministry
The Union health ministry said on Friday that the country has been reporting less than 10,000 new Covid-19 cases for the last one month.
Dec 24, 2021 03:58 PM IST
Ludhiana blast: Court running as per routine, security tightened, say police
A day after an explosion occurred on the premises of the Ludhiana district court, police said on Friday that security has been tightened around the court complex and the court is running as per routine. Read more
Dec 24, 2021 03:42 PM IST
Ludhiana court explosion: Will act against those spoiling Punjab’s atmosphere, says law minister
Punjab | I’ve come here to give confidence to people of Punjab. I want to assure you all that State & Central govts will work together and will take strict actions against those who are trying to spoil the atmosphere of Punjab&country: Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju in Ludhiana pic.twitter.com/kLhQxy10bJ
— ANI (@ANI) December 24, 2021
Union law minister Kiren Rijiju said on Friday that the Centre and the Punjab government will work together and take strict actions against those who are trying to spoil the atmosphere of the state as well as the whole country.
Dec 24, 2021 02:49 PM IST
Delhi achieves 100% coverage in first dose Covid vaccination, says CM Kejriwal
??Delhi completes first dose to 100% eligible people – 148.33 lakh
Salute to Doctors, ANMs, Teachers, ASHAs, CDVs and all other Frontline workers. Congratulations to DMs, CDMOs, DIOs and all district functionaries
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 24, 2021
Dec 24, 2021 02:38 PM IST
Harbhajan Singh announces retirement from cricket
Veteran India spinner Harbhajan Singh has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Read more
Dec 24, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Puducherry adds 20 new Covid-19 cases, 12 recoveries
Puducherry on Friday added 20 new cases and 12 more recoveries due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), taking the caseload and cumulative recoveries to 129, 394 and 127,360 respectively. No new deaths were reported for a fifth consecutive day and the toll remains unchanged at 1,880.
Dec 24, 2021 01:43 PM IST
If elected, will ensure there’s no sacrilege: Arvind Kejriwal
If we are elected, we will ensure that there is no sacrilege of any religion, and those involved in sacrilege are punished. All bomb blasts will be investigated, their masterminds will be sent to jail: Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi CM, in Gurdaspur, Punjab.
Dec 24, 2021 12:56 PM IST
Ludhiana blast: Person who died was likely handler, say police
The Ludhiana court blast occurred at 12:22pm on December 23. Preliminary investigation suggests that the person who died in the blast was the handler/criminal. Forensic experts, bomb experts looking into the matter: Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, Ludhiana Police Commissioner
Dec 24, 2021 12:04 PM IST
PM Modi to hold Council of ministers meet next week
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold Council of Minister meet on December 29.
Dec 24, 2021 11:27 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh reports 2 new Omicron cases
Two more cases of Omicron reported in Andhra Pradesh. Total cases at four now: Govt of Andhra Pradesh
Dec 24, 2021 11:14 AM IST
UP govt reimposes night curfew
UP government announces reintroduction of Corona night curfew from the night of December 25. Curfew to be in effect from 11pm to 5am.
Dec 24, 2021 10:54 AM IST
No evidence of sacrilege in Kapurthala, says Punjab CM
In Kapurthala, where a man was lynched for alleged sacrilege, no evidence that sacrilege was done. Matter being probed, FIR to be amended: Charanjit Singh Channi, Punjab CM
Dec 24, 2021 10:17 AM IST
Voting underway for Chandigarh civic polls
Voting underway for Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections.
Dec 24, 2021 09:46 AM IST
Rajasthan: Fire breaks out at factory in Kota
Fire breaks out at a chemical factory near City Mall in Rajasthan’s Kota district. Five fire tenders at spot.
Dec 24, 2021 09:29 AM IST
Markets open in red
Sensex slips 33.6 points to 57,281.68 in opening session, Nifty declines 5.90 points to 17,066.70.
Dec 24, 2021 09:26 AM IST
India sees 6650 new Covid-19 cases, 11% lower than yesterday
India records 6650 new Covid-19 cases, 7051 recoveries and 374 deaths. Total cases rise to 34, 772,626, including 34,215,977 discharges, 479,133 deaths and 77,516 active cases.
Dec 24, 2021 09:12 AM IST
1.16 million samples tested for Covid-19 on Dec 23: ICMR
A total of 669,809,816 samples tested up to December 23, of which 1,165,887 were tested on December 23: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Dec 24, 2021 08:23 AM IST
Beijing 2022: Japan not to send govt officials
Japan has ‘no plans to send government officials’ to Beijing Olympics, reports AFP citing govt officials.
Dec 24, 2021 08:16 AM IST
Rajiv Gandhi case convict Nalini to be released on parole today
Nalini Sriharan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, to be released on a month-long parole today.
Dec 24, 2021 07:31 AM IST
Air quality deteriorates to ‘severe’ in Delhi
Delhi’s air quality deteriorates to ‘severe’ category with overall AQI standing at 425: SAFAR-India
Dec 24, 2021 06:49 AM IST
US waives in-person interviews for non-immigrant visas
In-person interviews for H-1B and certain other types of non-immigrant visas have been waived off: State Department
Dec 24, 2021 06:42 AM IST
Italy bans New Year’s Eve celebrations
As daily Covid-19 infections reach record high in Delhi, govt bans all public New Year’s Eve celebrations and makes wearing masks, when outdoor, compulsory again.
Dec 24, 2021 06:09 AM IST
Biden bans imports from China’s Xinjiang
US President Joe Biden signs law banning imports from China’s Xinjiang and imposing sanctions on foreigners responsible for forced labour in the region: White House
Dec 24, 2021 05:48 AM IST
J&K: Encounter breaks out between terrorists and security forces
Encounter breaks out between terrorists and security forces in Mumanhal locality of Arwani area in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir.
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108 countries have reported over 1 lakh Omicron cases in the world and there have been 26 deaths. In India, there are 358 Omicron cases in 17 states and UTs. 114 recovery has been reported, the health ministry said.
Published on Dec 24, 2021 04:21 PM IST
Speaking to news agency ANI, BS Randhawa, the additional DCP of Ludhiana Police said, “The court is running as per the routine, but security is strengthened. Various teams have arrived for the investigation.”
Published on Dec 24, 2021 03:53 PM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi
Prima facie, it appears that the girl was raped and then killed, a police officer said.
Published on Dec 24, 2021 03:12 PM IST
“When Yogi will return to his mutt, when PM Modi will go to the hills, who will save you?” Owaisi can be heard saying in the video which went viral on Friday. Defending his Kanpur speech, Owaisi wrote, “I asked cops: who will come to save them when Modi-Yogi retire? Indeed, who will? Do they think they’ve lifetime immunity.”
Updated on Dec 24, 2021 02:41 PM IST
His remarks were in response to the Allahabad high court pointing out growing concerns over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, which is said to be highly transmissible and capable of undergoing a frequent and unusually large number of mutations.
Published on Dec 24, 2021 02:01 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Andhra Pradesh’s deputy chief minister Narayana Swamy was also present during the Lankan PM’s Tirumala temple visit
Published on Dec 24, 2021 01:38 PM IST