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Updated on Jan 15, 2022 05:45 PM IST
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Jan 15, 2022 05:45 PM IST
Delhi reports 20,718 new Covid-19 cases, 30 deaths in last 24 hours
Delhi logs 20,718 new Covid-19 cases, 30 deaths in last 24 hours, according to health bulletin data.
Jan 15, 2022 05:25 PM IST
EC bans political rallies and roadshows in poll-bound states till Jan 22
In a fresh order, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has further banned physical rallies and roadshows for political purposes in all poll-bound states till January 22. Read more here.
Jan 15, 2022 04:58 PM IST
Assam to ban unvaccinated from entry to public places starting tomorrow
Assam chief minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that unvaccinated people will not be allowed to enter public places such as hotels and markets, among others, starting tomorrow (January 16). “There is no situation of a lockdown in Assam yet, but wearing a mask is a must,” he was quoted as saying by ANI. Read more here.
Jan 15, 2022 04:31 PM IST
U’khand CM to contest polls from Khatima constituency
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said on Saturday that he will contest the upcoming assembly elections from the Khatima constituency. “We all are together and ready to contest polls. This time, we have given a slogan ‘Abki Baar 60 Paar’. The candidates’ list will be announced soon,” he told ANI.
Jan 15, 2022 03:44 PM IST
West Bengal extends Covid-19 restrictions till January 31
West Bengal has extended Covid-19 restrictions till January 31 but has permitted fairs on open grounds in a ‘very restricted manner’. Read more here.
Jan 15, 2022 03:42 PM IST
R-Day parade meaningless if we don’t have Netaji tableau: Netaji’s grandnephew
Netaji’s grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose said on Saturday that in order to “really honour” Subhash Chandra Bose, “one should understand his ideology and implement it.” “Today divisive politics is tearing the nation apart. The Republic Day parade will be meaningless if we don’t have a Netaji tableau in it,” he told ANI.
Jan 15, 2022 02:57 PM IST
Bengal civic body polls deferred over Covid concerns
The Civic body polls in West Bengal have been deferred owing to the current Covid-19 scenario, elections will now take place on February 12 instead of January 22. The counting of the voters will take place on February 15.
Jan 15, 2022 02:31 PM IST
Cong releases first list of 86 candidates for Punjab Assembly elections.
Congress releases first list of 86 candidates for Punjab Assembly elections. Chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi will contest from Chamkaur Sahib SC while party’s state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will contest from Amritsar East.
Jan 15, 2022 02:30 PM IST
Two, including SBI official, held from Maharashtra in bribery case
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two accused including a State bank of India (SBI) official from Maharashtra in link with a bribery case where the accused had demanded a bribe of ₹20,000 for processing and sanctioning of a top-up loan, ANI reported.
Jan 15, 2022 01:49 PM IST
Yogi can stay back in Gorakhpur: Akhilesh Yadav takes dig at UP CM’s nomination
Akhilesh Yadav, starting his press conference in Lucknow, takes a swipe at the chief minister Yogi Adityanath and says, “Now that he is contesting Gorakhpur City seat, he can stay back in Gorakhpur”.
“SP will go to people with progressive politics, progressive manifesto,” he adds.
Jan 15, 2022 01:34 PM IST
Lucknow Police pastes notice outside SP office for violation of Model Code of Conduct
Ahead of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s press briefing today, Lucknow Police put up a notice outside SP office stating violation of Model Code of Conduct, Section 144, COVID protocols by the party yesterday, January 14.
“I appeal to the leaders party workers to abide by EC guidelines, Covid protocols whenever they come to the office…I have also heard that a notice was also put up at our office today,” SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said.
Jan 15, 2022 01:22 PM IST
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath to contest from Gorakhpur, Dy CM Keshav Maurya from Sirathu
Gorakhpur is a familiar political turf for chief minister Yogi Adityanath from where he was elected unopposed for 5 consecutive terms and from where he draws his other identity as head priest of Gorakhnath Mutt.
Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to contest from Sirathu assembly segment. Read more
Jan 15, 2022 01:04 PM IST
Union minister announces BJP’s candidate list for UP polls, CM Yogi to contest from Gorakhpur
“We are releasing list of candidates on 57/58 seats in first phase and 38/55 in second phase,” announces BJP leader & Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath to contest from Gorakhpur seat.
Jan 15, 2022 12:51 PM IST
Study shows evidence of early community transmission of Omicron in Delhi, reports ANI
Department of Clinical Virology at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi has found evidence of early community transmission of Omicron (B1.1.529) in the national capital.
Jan 15, 2022 12:13 PM IST
Start-ups will be backbone of new India: PM Modi
Start-ups are going to be the backbone of new India. When India completes 100 years of independence, start-ups will have an important role. Country’s innovators are making the country proud globally, PM Modi said.
Jan 15, 2022 12:04 PM IST
January 16 to be celebrated as ‘National Start-up Day’, says PM Modi
January 16 to be celebrated as ‘National Start-up Day’, says Prime Minister Modi at interaction with start-ups, today.
Jan 15, 2022 11:52 AM IST
Republic Day celebrations to begin from January 23 every year, reports ANI
Republic Day Celebrations will now begin every year from 23rd January instead of 24th January to include the birth anniversary of Subash Chandra Bose, news agency ANI reported, citing government sources.
Jan 15, 2022 11:50 AM IST
BSP chief Mayawati releases first list of candidates for UP assembly elections
BSP supremo Mayavati released the first list of candidates for UP assembly election. She also released 17th edition of parties blue book on her 66th birthday at BSP party office in Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India on Saturday.
Jan 15, 2022 11:13 AM IST
Akhilesh Yadav doesn’t want Dalits, just the vote bank: Bhim Army chief
After all the discussions, in the end, I felt that Akhilesh Yadav does not want Dalits in this alliance, he just wants Dalit vote bank. He humiliated the people of Bahujan Samaj, I tried for 1 month 3 days but the alliance could not happen, said Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad.
Jan 15, 2022 09:42 AM IST
India reports 268,833 new Covid cases, 402 deaths in last 24 hours; active caseload over 14 lakh
India on Saturday reported 268,833 fresh Covid-19 cases and 402 deaths in last 24 hours, taking the active caseload to 14,17,820. The cumulative total for infections stand at 36,850,962, the Union health ministry stated.
There are a total of 6,041 confirmed cases of Omicron.
Jan 15, 2022 08:52 AM IST
J&K admin extends Covid-19 restrictions, weekend curfew
Restrictions imposed in Jammu & Kashmir shall continue to remain in force till further orders. There shall be complete restriction on non-essential movement during weekends; night curfew to remain in force from 9 pm-6 am with complete restriction on non-essential movement, it said.
Jan 15, 2022 08:31 AM IST
Watch: Jallikattu competition underway in Tamil Nadu
Jan 15, 2022 07:27 AM IST
PM Modi to interact with startups today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with startups today at 10:30 am via video conferencing; startups to make presentations before PM on six themes including Growing from Roots; Nudging the DNA; From Local to Global etc.
Jan 15, 2022 06:51 AM IST
Chief of Army Staff Gen Naravane extends greetings on Army Day
Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane conveys felicitations and warm wishes to All Ranks of the Indian Army, veterans and their Families on the occasion of 74th Army Day.
Jan 15, 2022 06:38 AM IST
People visit Sabarimala temple for Makaravilakku festival
Jan 15, 2022 06:08 AM IST
Intel agencies suspect Russia’s ground invasion of Ukraine in next 30 days: White House
Intelligence agencies monitoring Russian cyber operations against Ukraine believe Russia’s pattern of activity could signal a ground invasion of Ukraine within the next 30 days, the White House said on Friday.
Jan 15, 2022 06:05 AM IST
Media reports on ‘significant undercount’ of Covid-19 deaths ‘baseless, misleading’, says Centre
The central government on Friday refuted media reports alleging a “significant undercount” of COVID-19 deaths in the first two waves in India, saying that these are baseless, misleading and ill-informed.
“It is clarified that such media reports are fallacious and ill-informed. They are not based on facts and are mischievous in nature. India has a very robust system of birth and death reporting which is based on a Statute and is carried out regularly from the Gram Panchayat level to the District-level and State level. The whole exercise is carried out under the overall oversight of the Registrar General of India (RGI),” the ministry of health and family welfare said.
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Community transmission of Omicron in Delhi: What this new study claims
Samples of Covid positive patients were taken between November 25 and December 23 from five districts of Delhi. The researchers identified clusters to find out how Omicron spread and then confirmed eventual community transmission.
Published on Jan 15, 2022 05:13 PM IST
Assam: For the unvaccinated, no entry to public places from tomorrow
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that while there is no need for a Covid-19-necessitated lockdown in the state as of yet, following all requisite protocols – including the wearing of masks – is mandatory.
Published on Jan 15, 2022 05:04 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Nagaland civilian killings: Tribal body extends ultimatum to govt till Jan 25
The Konyak organisations said they have also resolved that all designated Army camps in Mon district, located within civilian areas, should be relocated.
Published on Jan 15, 2022 04:20 PM IST
Alwar rape case: Priyanka Gandhi speaks to family of the victim, promises help
Alwar incident is condemnable and after talking to the Rajasthan government, she will ensure that the culprits will get the strictest punishment and justice is served to the victim’s family, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said
Published on Jan 15, 2022 04:11 PM IST
Amid rising Covid cases, civic body polls in Bengal deferred to Feb 12
Notably, the civic body polls in Bidhannagar, Asansol, Siliguri, and Chandannagar were originally scheduled to be held on January 22.
Published on Jan 15, 2022 03:47 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Salman Khan approaches court against ‘neighbour’ on charges of defamation
Salman Khan’s ‘neighbour’ Ketan Kakkad who reportedly owns a plot near Salman’s Panvel farmhouse allegedly defamed the actor in a YouTube interview.
Published on Jan 15, 2022 03:06 PM IST
Catch your own waves at Mulki
Surfing is a lifetime experience and is all about a surfboard, the waves and your penchant for adventure. The long, gently sloped yet powerful waves of Mulki, a quaint town in Karnataka suits everyone from those relatively new to surfing, and experienced riders
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 03:08 PM IST
In BJP first list for UP elections, 60% of 107 candidates are OBC, Dalits
UP elections 2022: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath will contest from the Gorakhpur Shaher assembly constituency while deputy chief Minister KP Marya will contest from Sirathu in Prayagraj.
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 02:40 PM IST
India continuously strengthening its image as world’s largest millennial market
India’s startup ecosystem is continuously discovering and improving itself. “It is in a constant state of learning and changing,”the Prime Minister said.
Published on Jan 15, 2022 02:33 PM IST
‘Techade of India’: PM says Jan 16 to be celebrated as National Start-up Day
- Highlighting India’s 46th rank in the Global Innovation Index, the prime minister said that the government’s campaign on innovation has improved the country’s ranking.
Published on Jan 15, 2022 02:26 PM IST