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  • Dec 26, 2021 09:52 PM IST

    Kerala reports 19 more cases of #Omicron, taking the total tally of the state to 57

    With Indian Omicron tally reaching 422,  Kerala Health Minister Veena George has informed on reports of 19 more positive cases in the state. 

  • Dec 26, 2021 08:40 PM IST

    Earthquake of magnitude 2.8 occurred at Mandi, Himachal Pradesh 

    An earthquake of magnitude 2.8 occurred at Mandi, Himachal Pradesh at 18:50 hours today, as informed by National Center for Seismology (NCS).

  • Dec 26, 2021 07:40 PM IST

    Delhi govt imposes 11pm-5am night curfew from tomorrow, reports ANI

    Night curfew will be imposed in Delhi from December 26 amid a rapid rise in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, according to people familiar with the development. The night curfew will remain in force from 11pm to 5am.

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  • Dec 26, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 31 Omicron infections, 1,648 new Covid cases

    Maharashtra reported 31 new cases of Omicron variant on Sunday, taking the total tally to 141. Of the new cases, 27 are from Mumbai, two from Thane and one each from Pune rural and Akola.  

  • Dec 26, 2021 07:12 PM IST

    Delhi reports 290 new Covid cases, 1 death in last 24 hours

    About 53,000 RT-PCR tests were administered in Delhi, out of which 290 people have tested positive. 

  • Dec 26, 2021 06:43 PM IST

    Mumbai reports 922 fresh Covid cases in last 24 hours, says city’s civic body

  • Dec 26, 2021 06:31 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu reports 610 new Covid cases, 10 deaths; active cases stand at 6,629

    Tamil Nadu reports 610 new Covid-19 cases, with 679 discharges, reports ANI.

  • Dec 26, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    Maharashta school sealed after 48 students, 3 teachers test positive for Covid

    Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya school in Takli Dhokeshwar, Ahmednagar sealed after 48 students and 3 staff tested positive for Covid-19. 

  • Dec 26, 2021 05:11 PM IST

    2 policemen injured after terrorists hurl grenade at police party in J&K’s Pulwama, reports PTI

    Two policemen were injured after terrorists hurled grenades at apolice post in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir. 

  • Dec 26, 2021 04:04 PM IST

    Maharashtra’s Sai Baba temple to remain closed for devotees from 9pm-6am

    Due to the state-imposed night curfew from 9 pm-6 am, Sai Baba Temple of Shirdi, Maharashtra will be closed for devotees during night hours. The regular early morning and night ‘aartis’ will also be closed for devotees, as informed by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi.

  • Dec 26, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    Terrorists hurl grenade towards police post in J&K’s Pulwama

    Terrorists hurled grenades towards police post near a post office in J&K’s Pulwama, reported ANI. More details are awaited.

  • Dec 26, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    PM Modi expresses grief and offers condolences over demise of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

    “Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was a guiding light for countless people globally”, tweets Narendra Modi. “His emphasis on human dignity and equality will be forever remembered. I am deeply saddened by his demise, and extend my heartfelt condolences to all his admirers. May his soul rest in peace.”

  • Dec 26, 2021 02:29 PM IST

    Nagaland govt says committee to be formed to look into AFSPA withdrawal

    Union home minister Amit Shah held a meeting on December 23 to discuss the present scenario in Nagaland, reported ANI. Nagaland government said it was decided that a committee will be instituted to look into the withdrawal of AFSPA in the state.

  • Dec 26, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    Himachal Pradesh’s first Omicron case found

    Himachal Pradesh reports first case of Omicron. The person returned from Canada on December 18. The patient’s latest RTPCR is negative and her three close contacts have also tested negative: Health department

  • Dec 26, 2021 12:56 PM IST

    South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon passes away 

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon, passes away at 90.

  • Dec 26, 2021 12:34 PM IST

    4 new cases of Omicron in Odisha

    Four new Omicron cases reported in the state, 4 foreign returnees (two from Nigeria, and one each from the UAE and Saudi Arabia) have tested positive. The total number of Omicron cases stand at eight: Niranjan Mishra, Director, Public Health

  • Dec 26, 2021 11:49 AM IST

    Boiler blast at factory in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur

    At least 6 labourers killed, more than a dozen injured in boiler blast at factory in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur.

  • Dec 26, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    From December 28, 10-day night curfew in Karnataka

    Karnataka govt announces 10-day night curfew from December 28. Decision to be reviewed after the end of this 10-day period.

  • Dec 26, 2021 10:27 AM IST

    Karnataka CM holds meet on Omicron

    Basavaraj Bommai holds a meeting with cabinet colleagues and officials to discuss measures to control the spread of Omicron.

  • Dec 26, 2021 09:53 AM IST

    Total 422 Omicron cases in India thus far: Health ministry

    A total of 422 Omicron cases were reported in 17 states/UTs so far. The number of persons recovered is 130: Union health ministry

  • Dec 26, 2021 09:21 AM IST

    India logs 6987 new Covid-19 cases and 162 deaths

    India logs 6987 new Covid-19 cases, 7091 recoveries and 162 deaths. Total tally rises to 34,786,802 including 34,230,354 recoveries, 479,682 deaths and 76,766 active cases.

  • Dec 26, 2021 09:03 AM IST

    Australia’s NSW witnesses record daily Covid surge

    New South Wales, Australia’s most populous province, witnesses record rise of 6394 Covid-19 cases in a single-day, up from previous record of 6288 the day before.

  • Dec 26, 2021 07:56 AM IST

    At least 5 killed in suicide blast in DR Congo

    A suicide bomber killed at least five people at a crowded bar Saturday in Beni, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reports AFP citing local officials.

  • Dec 26, 2021 07:40 AM IST

    Delhi’s overall AQI at 430

    Delhi’s air quality again slips to ‘severe’ category, with the city recording an overall AQI of 430: SAFAR-India

  • Dec 26, 2021 07:25 AM IST

    China records 206 new Covid-19 cases

    China logs 206 new Covid-19 cases, up from 140 on December 24. Of the new infections, 158 were locally transmitted, according to a statement by the National Health Commission.

  • Dec 26, 2021 06:37 AM IST

    PM Modi’s last Mann Ki Baat for 2021 today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will, at 11am today, deliver his last Mann Ki Baat address for the year.

  • Dec 26, 2021 06:08 AM IST

    Record 104,611 new Covid-19 cases in France

    With 104,611 new Covid-19 cases, France sees its single-day surge. Omicron strain was set to become the dominant variant in France by the end of the year, says health minister.

Two people test positive for Omicron in Thane. They arrived from Nigeria

The family of three returned to their residence at Thane’s Ram Maruti Road on December 11 from Nigeria. They were quarantined when the mother and son had mild symptoms; however the father’s health was normal.

A 42-year-old woman and her 10-year-old son, who arrived from Nigeria on December 11, tested positive for Omicron in the Thane Municipal Corporation area on Sunday. (Image used for representation). (REUTERS PHOTO.)

A 42-year-old woman and her 10-year-old son, who arrived from Nigeria on December 11, tested positive for Omicron in the Thane Municipal Corporation area on Sunday. (Image used for representation). (REUTERS PHOTO.)

Published on Dec 26, 2021 09:51 PM IST

Rain lashes parts of Delhi, with light drizzle ensuing over adjoining regions

On Sunday evening, Delhi witnesses winter rainfall, as informed by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

Light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi, North Delhi, North-West Delhi ( Kanjhawala), Meham, Rohtak (Haryana) Kotputli (Rajasthan)," said another tweet from IMD.(File Photo)

Light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi, North Delhi, North-West Delhi ( Kanjhawala), Meham, Rohtak (Haryana) Kotputli (Rajasthan),” said another tweet from IMD.(File Photo)

Updated on Dec 26, 2021 09:46 PM IST

Do Omicron patients need oxygen support, ventilator? Delhi doctor tells pattern

  • Delhi reported 290 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest in six months, and one related death amid the spread of the Omicron variant.

The Delhi government took the decision to implement a night curfew in the national capital from December 27 in view of rising Covid cases.

The Delhi government took the decision to implement a night curfew in the national capital from December 27 in view of rising Covid cases.

Published on Dec 26, 2021 09:36 PM IST

Make CM Mamata Banerjee state’s governor, says Dhankhar

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar assumed charge on July 30, 2019. The acrimonious relationship between the governor and the TMC government has been in the news since September that year.

The Prime Minister is the chancellor of central universities; while the governor of a state is the chancellor of state-run universities. (ANI PHOTO.)

The Prime Minister is the chancellor of central universities; while the governor of a state is the chancellor of state-run universities. (ANI PHOTO.)

Published on Dec 26, 2021 09:35 PM IST

What is ‘precaution dose’ for Covid? Which vaccine will be administered? 

Senior citizens with comorbidities will require medical certificate for the precautionary dose. There will be an addition vaccine certificate for this third dose, RS Sharma said. 

The government will unveil the details of ‘precaution dose’ including which vaccine to be taken as the third dose. (PTI)

The government will unveil the details of ‘precaution dose’ including which vaccine to be taken as the third dose. (PTI)

Published on Dec 26, 2021 09:16 PM IST

8 people test positive for Omicron in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore

In MP, the positivity rate has increased to 0.06% from 0.01% in the past month. MP has 232 active cases. On Saturday, 42 cases were found positive after 60,650 tests.

Eight people from Indore have tested positive for the highly transmissible Omicron variant of Covid-19 on Sunday. (HT PHOTO.)

Eight people from Indore have tested positive for the highly transmissible Omicron variant of Covid-19 on Sunday. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on Dec 26, 2021 09:15 PM IST

News updates from HT: Experts answer if it is beginning of third Covid wave

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Epidemiologists and health experts, who are closely monitoring the situation, said that if the rise continues for another two weeks, then the next wave has begun.

Epidemiologists and health experts, who are closely monitoring the situation, said that if the rise continues for another two weeks, then the next wave has begun.

Published on Dec 26, 2021 09:04 PM IST

Night curfew in Delhi from December 27 as city sees uptick in Covid cases

The positivity rate for Covid-19 tests rose to 0.55 per cent, according to data shared by the Delhi government’s health department on Sunday.

Delhi reported 290 fresh cases of Covid-19 and one related death in the last 24 hours amid the spread of the Omicron variant.(PTI / File Photo)

Delhi reported 290 fresh cases of Covid-19 and one related death in the last 24 hours amid the spread of the Omicron variant.(PTI / File Photo)

Published on Dec 26, 2021 07:50 PM IST

Lyrics of Sunny Leone’s Madhuban to be changed, following minister’s warning

The music company said a new song will replace the old song within three days, after Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra on Sunday issued a warning. 

Music company said they will change the lyrics of the song after Madhuban featuring Sunny Deol drew flak. 

Music company said they will change the lyrics of the song after Madhuban featuring Sunny Deol drew flak. 

Published on Dec 26, 2021 07:03 PM IST

Maharashtra school sealed after 48 students, 3 staff test positive for Covid-19

Earlier last week, 19 students from the residential school in Parner tehsil had tested positive for the viral infection. Health officials said most of the students and teachers are asymptomatic.

All the students and staff members had to undergo RT-PCR tests after 51 people tested positive for the Covid-19 infection at the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district. (HT PHOTO.)

All the students and staff members had to undergo RT-PCR tests after 51 people tested positive for the Covid-19 infection at the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on Dec 26, 2021 06:43 PM IST

1000 tourists stranded in heavy snowfall in Sikkim, army steps in

In West Bengal, snowfall was reported from Darjeeling Hills and Sandakphu, the state’s highest point located at an altitude of 3,636 metres, on Friday afternoon. The temperature continues to remain below zero degrees Celsius.

There was heavy snowfall at Nathu La, Tsomgo Lake and adjoining areas on the afternoon of Christmas bringing down the temperature to sub-zero levels. (Image used for representation). (ANI PHOTO.)

There was heavy snowfall at Nathu La, Tsomgo Lake and adjoining areas on the afternoon of Christmas bringing down the temperature to sub-zero levels. (Image used for representation). (ANI PHOTO.)

Published on Dec 26, 2021 06:22 PM IST

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