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Updated on Jan 03, 2022 11:15 PM IST

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  • Jan 03, 2022 11:15 PM IST

    Punjab adds 419 new Covid-19 cases; active cases at 1,741

  • Jan 03, 2022 10:39 PM IST

    Buildings can be sealed if over 20% flats have Covid patients in them: BMC

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said that a building or a wing can be sealed if more than 20% of the occupied number of flats in them have Covid-19 patients in them, reports ANI. 

  • Jan 03, 2022 10:24 PM IST

    PIL in Calcutta HC seeks cancellation of Ganga Sagar Mela this year due to Covid surge

    A PIL has been filed in Calcutta High Court today for cancelling the Ganga Sagar Mela this year due to the surge in Covid-19 cases, reports ANI. The matter will be heard on January 5. 

  • Jan 03, 2022 10:22 PM IST

    Bullibai app case: Culprits will soon face the law, says Maharashtra minister after Bengaluru youth detained

    “@MumbaiPolice has got a breakthrough.Though we cannot disclose the details at this moment as it may hamper the ongoing investigation, I would like to assure all the victims that we are proactively chasing the culprits & they will face the law very soon,” said Maharashtra minister of state for home (urban) Satej Patil. 

  • Jan 03, 2022 09:35 PM IST

    Mumbai police detains 21-year-old man Bengaluru man in connection with ‘BulliBai’ app

    The cyber cell of the Mumbai Police detained a 21-year-old man from Bengaluru in connection with the controversial ‘BulliBai’ app, reports ANI. 

  • Jan 03, 2022 08:24 PM IST

    Centre restricts physical attendance of govt employees below level of under secretary to 50% as Covid spreads 

    The Union government announced that the physical attendance of government employees below the level of under secretary has been restricted to 50%, with the remaining asked to work from home, due to Covid-19, reports PTI. 

  • Jan 03, 2022 08:20 PM IST

    Maharashtra sees 12,160 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths; Omicron tally at 578

    Maharashtra reported 12,160 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths as the state’s total confirmed cases so far reached 6,712,028 and the death toll climbed to 141,553. 

    The state also reported 68 new Omicron cases, taking the tally to 578. 

    Of the new cases 40 are from Mumbai, 17 from Pune, four from Nagpur, three from Panvel, one each from Navi Mumbai, Raigad, Satara and Kolhapur. So far, 259 people have been discharged following a negative RT-PCR test.

  • Jan 03, 2022 07:54 PM IST

    Amit Shah holds high level meeting with heads of security forces

    Amit Shah conducted a high level security meeting.
    Amit Shah conducted a high level security meeting.

    Union home minister Amit Shah held a high level national security meeting today with the heads of security forces and intelligence wings of the armed forces.

  • Jan 03, 2022 07:28 PM IST

    Mumbai reports 8,082 new Covid-19 cases, 2 more deaths

    With 8,082 new Covid-19 cases and two more related fatalities, the total caseload in Mumbai reached 807,602 and the death toll climbed to 16,379, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. 

  • Jan 03, 2022 07:24 PM IST

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to ‘isolate’ after family member, staff test positive for Covid

    “A member of my family and one of my staff have tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.

    I have tested negative today however the doctor has advised that I remain isolated and test again after a few days,” Priyanka Gandhi said. 

  • Jan 03, 2022 06:25 PM IST

    Bengal slightly eases Covid-19 restrictions on local trains in Kolkata

    West Bengal extended the timings of local train services in Kolkata to function until 10pm, reports ANI. On Sunday, the state announced that local train services will function only till 7pm as part of its Covid-19 restrictions. 

  • Jan 03, 2022 06:19 PM IST

    West Bengal civic body polls: State Election Commission bans bike rallies, roadshows

    The West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) has banned roadshows and bike rallies ahead of the upcoming municipal polls, reports ANI. 

    Also, five people are allowed for door-to-door campaigning while political meetings at indoor locations can have only 50% capacity. 

    A maximum of 500 people are allowed for political rallies in open space.

  • Jan 03, 2022 06:00 PM IST

    Sushmita Dev seeks for allowing women MPs to testify on Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2021

    TMC MP Sushmita Dev,the only woman member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Women, Children, Youth and Sports wrote to Committee Chairperson Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, requesting him to invoke rule no 84(3) to allow all women MPs to testify before the committee regarding the Child Marriage(Amendment) Bill 2021.

  • Jan 03, 2022 05:47 PM IST

    Over 234,000 in 15-18 age group receive Covid vaccine first dose in TN 

    On the first day the national immunisation program against Covid-19 was open to those belonging to the 15 to 18 years age group, 234,175 beneficiaries in Tamil Nadu received their first dose as of 5.30pm.

  • Jan 03, 2022 05:44 PM IST

    DDMA to meet on Tuesday to discuss Covid-19 curbs in Delhi

    As the daily positivity rate in Delhi reached 6%, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority is set to meet on Tuesday morning to review the prevailing Covid situation in the national capital.  The positivity rate in the city has breached 6% after 4100 new cases were reported in last 24 hours.

    The DDMA is likely to discuss if more restrictions are needed in the city to tackle the spread.

  • Jan 03, 2022 04:51 PM IST

    Delhi reports 4,099 new Covid cases, 1 death in last 24 hours

    Delhi reported 4,099 new Covid-19 cases and one death in the last 24 hours. Active caseload stood at 10,986 and the daily positivity rate is at 6.46%, reports ANI. 

  • Jan 03, 2022 04:25 PM IST

    Mumbai shuts schools for classes 1 to 9 till January 31 amid Covid spread

    Schools in Mumbai for classes 1 to 9 will be closed till January 31, in view of rising Covid-19 cases, while classes 10 and 12 will continue as scheduled, reports ANI citing the city’s civic body. 

  • Jan 03, 2022 04:10 PM IST

    Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro urgently hospitalised, reports AFP

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been urgently hospitalised, reports AFP.

  • Jan 03, 2022 03:55 PM IST

    Srinagar police neutralise dreaded LeT terrorist Salim Parray, says IGP Kashmir

    Kashmir police said that terrorist Salim Parray of Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit has been killed following the encounter at Srinagar.

  • Jan 03, 2022 03:07 PM IST

    Film director-producer Ekta Kapoor tests positive for Covid-19

    Film director and producer Ekta Kapoor tested positive for Covid-19, reports ANI.

  • Jan 03, 2022 02:46 PM IST

    14 people, including 3 cops, set to attend Bihar CM’s program, test Covid positive

    As many as 14 people, including three police constables, who were to attend the ‘Janta Darbar’ by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, tested positive for Covid-19, reports ANI. 

  • Jan 03, 2022 02:08 PM IST

    84% Covid-19 cases in Delhi in past 2 days were of Omicron variant: Health minister Jain

    Delhi health minsiter Satyendar Jain said that 84% of the Covid-19 cases reported in the city in the past 2 days were of the Omicron variant, reports ANI.

    “Delhi’s expected to report around 4,000 cases today with the positivity rate rising to 6.5%. Currently, 202 patients are admitted to Delhi hospitals,” he said.

  • Jan 03, 2022 01:50 PM IST

    ECI writes to poll-bound states to ‘accelerate’ pace of Covid-19 vaccination

    The election commission of India has written to chief secretaries of five poll-bound states asking them to ‘accelerate’ the pace of Covid-19 vaccination. The poll body has also expressed concerns over low percentage of first dose inoculation in Manipur, reports news agency ANI, citing sources.

  • Jan 03, 2022 01:28 PM IST

    Sudan PM resigns as deadly crackdown on protesters goes on: Report

    Sudan’s civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigned Sunday, more than two months after a coup and following another deadly crackdown on protesters, with the military now firmly in control. Read more

  • Jan 03, 2022 12:17 PM IST

    Karnataka likely to announce more Covid-19 containment measures this week, reports PTI

    The Karnataka government is considering more containment measures to control the spread of the Coronavirus disease and the state cabinet is likely decide in this regard later this week after consulting experts, reports news agency PTI.

  • Jan 03, 2022 11:59 AM IST

    Over 12 lakh registrations for Covid-19 vaccination of teens so far, reports ANI 

    The number of registrations for Covid-19 vaccination of children aged 15-18 has crossed 12 lakh, news agency ANI cites CoWIN data from today.

  • Jan 03, 2022 11:18 AM IST

    Centre requests SC to urgently hear case relating to reservation of EWS for NEET admissions

    The central government has requested the Supreme Court to hear urgently the case relating to reservation of Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in NEET admissions for PG medical courses, reports news agency ANI. To which, Justice DY Chandrachud said he would consult Chief Justice of India NV Ramana for hearing the case on Tuesday or the day after.

  • Jan 03, 2022 11:12 AM IST

    Fire breaks out at godown in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar; 8 fire engines at spot, reports ANI

    A fire on Monday broke out at a godown in Ghatkopar area of Mumbai. At least eight fire engines are present at the spot, reports news agency ANI.

  • Jan 03, 2022 10:53 AM IST

    No community spread: Kerala blames Omicron cases on foreign countries

    “There is no community spread [of Omicron variant] in Kerala,” said the state’s health minister Veena George on Monday. “Out of the 152 Omicron cases, 50 are from high-risk countries, 84 are from low-risk countries, and only 18 are their contacts. At present, there is nothing to worry about.”  

  • Jan 03, 2022 10:24 AM IST

    Covid-19 has weakened, no need to panic: Yogi Adityanath

    Omicron spreads fast but causes very mild disease. The virus has weakened. It is like viral fever but precautions are necessary. However, there is no need to panic: UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath

  • Jan 03, 2022 09:13 AM IST

    India reports 33,750 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

    India reported 33,750 new Covid-19 cases and 123 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry data at 8am on Monday. As many as 10,846 people recovered from the disease in the same time span.

    Active cases: 1,45,582

    Total recoveries: 3,42,95,407

    Death toll: 4,81,893

    Total vaccination: 1,45,68,89,306

    Read more

  • Jan 03, 2022 08:02 AM IST

    Hong Kong news outlet to close amid crackdown on dissent: Report

    A Hong Kong online news site said on Sunday that it will cease operations in light of deteriorating press freedoms, days after police raided and arrested seven people for sedition at a separate pro-democracy news outlet, reports news agency AP.

  • Jan 03, 2022 07:11 AM IST

    Death toll in Bhiwani mining incident rises to 5, reports PTI

    One more body was pulled out from under the debris at a mining site in Dadam here, taking the death toll to five in an accident triggered by a landslide. Read more

  • Jan 03, 2022 06:33 AM IST

    Vaccination of children aged between 15 and 18 begins today

    Amid concerns over the new, highly transmissible Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, India is all set to begin vaccinating the 15 to 18-year-old age group against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) from today. Read more

Pune district reports 749 new Covid cases, 3 deaths on Monday

While 14 cases of Omicron variant were reported in Pune Municipal Corporation and three cases in Pune rural, according to the state health department officials

The progressive Covid-19 count stands at 1,169,919 of which 1,145,922 have recovered, 20,189 deaths reported and 3,808 are active cases (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

The progressive Covid-19 count stands at 1,169,919 of which 1,145,922 have recovered, 20,189 deaths reported and 3,808 are active cases (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Published on Jan 03, 2022 11:14 PM IST

Over 41 lakh teens jabbed as India opens vaccines for young adults

According to data from the Co-WIN portal’s dashboard, 41,27,468 doses of the vaccine were administered to those in the age group as of 9.30pm.

According to data from the Co-WIN dashboard as of 10pm, Madhya Pradesh vaccinated 7,71,615 people, while in Karnataka the figure was 4,14,723. In picture - Teenagers show victory signs as they take rest after receiving the first dose.(ANI)

According to data from the Co-WIN dashboard as of 10pm, Madhya Pradesh vaccinated 7,71,615 people, while in Karnataka the figure was 4,14,723. In picture – Teenagers show victory signs as they take rest after receiving the first dose.(ANI)

Updated on Jan 03, 2022 11:05 PM IST

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Decide on plea to bring back Kerala woman from Kabul jail for ISIS link: SC

Sonia, alias Ayisha, 32, went to Afghanistan in July 2016 to join her husband, who was allegedly with ISIS. She and her daughter have been in Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul since 2019

VJ Sebastian Francis, whose daughter Sonia, alias Ayisha is in a Kabul jail with her child on charges of joining terror outfit ISIS petitioned the Supreme Court to seek her extradition or repatriation. (ANI)

VJ Sebastian Francis, whose daughter Sonia, alias Ayisha is in a Kabul jail with her child on charges of joining terror outfit ISIS petitioned the Supreme Court to seek her extradition or repatriation. (ANI)

Updated on Jan 03, 2022 10:08 PM IST

Biometric attendance for govt employees suspended amid rising Omicron cases

The government earlier reduced the attendance of officials to 50% and introduced staggered timings in view of rising cases of Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Junior minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh said biometric attendance for government officials has been suspended amid rising cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 across the country. (ANI)

Junior minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh said biometric attendance for government officials has been suspended amid rising cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 across the country. (ANI)

Updated on Jan 03, 2022 09:07 PM IST

News updates from HT: Centre says India on track to achieve export target

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Union minister Piyush Goyal said that India's Missions abroad have reacted very well to PM Modi's clarion call for 'Local Goes Global: Make In India For the World'.(ANI)

Union minister Piyush Goyal said that India’s Missions abroad have reacted very well to PM Modi’s clarion call for ‘Local Goes Global: Make In India For the World’.(ANI)

Published on Jan 03, 2022 08:59 PM IST

Centre caps attendance of govt employees below under-secretary level to 50%

In a bid to avoid overcrowding in office premises, the Centre also directed all its officers and staff to follow staggered timings.

Government officers and staff residing inside Covid-19 containment zones have also been asked to not come to office until their location has been de-notified. In picture - A civic worker spraying disinfectant inside a containment zone.(HT Photo | Representational image)

Government officers and staff residing inside Covid-19 containment zones have also been asked to not come to office until their location has been de-notified. In picture – A civic worker spraying disinfectant inside a containment zone.(HT Photo | Representational image)

Updated on Jan 03, 2022 09:33 PM IST

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Priyanka Chaturvedi seeks more women MPs in panel to discuss marriage age bill

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said that the parliamentary panel examining the marriage age bill consists of only one female member, Trinamool Congress MP Sushmita Dev.

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi wrote to Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu seeking inclusion of more women members in the committee to examine marriage age bill. (PTI)

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi wrote to Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu seeking inclusion of more women members in the committee to examine marriage age bill. (PTI)

Updated on Jan 03, 2022 08:12 PM IST

India on track to achieve export target of $400 billion: Piyush Goyal

  • Union commerce and industry minister said the top 10 major commodity groups constituting 80% of exports have grown by 41% over last December.

Union minister Piyush Goyal said that India's Missions abroad have reacted very well to PM Modi's clarion call for 'Local Goes Global: Make In India For the World'.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Union minister Piyush Goyal said that India’s Missions abroad have reacted very well to PM Modi’s clarion call for ‘Local Goes Global: Make In India For the World’.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Published on Jan 03, 2022 07:35 PM IST

Allow all women MPs to take part in marriage age bill panel: Sushmita Dev

Sushmita Dev asked Vinay Sahasrabuddhe to allow any “woman member of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha be empowered to testify either in writing or in person before the Committee on this issue”.

Sushmita Dev said there are 81 women members in the Lower House and 29 in the Upper House and they would have “much to contribute” towards the discussion regarding the bill.(ANI File Photo)

Sushmita Dev said there are 81 women members in the Lower House and 29 in the Upper House and they would have “much to contribute” towards the discussion regarding the bill.(ANI File Photo)

Published on Jan 03, 2022 07:34 PM IST

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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