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Updated on Jan 09, 2022 10:55 PM IST

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  • Jan 09, 2022 10:55 PM IST

    Bengal reports all-time high of 24,287 Covid-19 cases

    West Bengal on Sunday reported an all-time high of 24,287 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, the highest since the first wave of infections in 2020. 

    The infections detected in the last 24 hours were 5,485 more than yesterday’s, taking the tally to 17,55,046, the health department said.

  • Jan 09, 2022 10:03 PM IST

    Centre excludes photo, name of PM from vaccine certificate in 5 poll-bound states

    The Union health ministry has applied filters on the Co-WIN platform to exclude Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s photo from the vaccine certificate to be issued in the five poll-bound states. Read more

  • Jan 09, 2022 08:54 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 44,388 fresh Covid cases, 12 deaths in 24 hours

    Maharashtra reported a surge of 44,388 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the cumulative infections from the viral disease to 6,920,044. Of the total cases logged in the past 24 hours, 19,474 infections came to light from Mumbai.

    After registering 12 Covid-19-related fatalities in the same time span, the death toll from the disease across the state jumped to 141,639. 

  • Jan 09, 2022 08:16 PM IST

    Rajasthan orders closure of schools in urban areas, Sunday curfew

    The Rajasthan government on Sunday announced closure of schools in urban areas, Sunday curfews, time limits on markets and a cap on occupancy at restaurants and movie theatres in view of a surge in Covid-19 cases.

  • Jan 09, 2022 07:34 PM IST

    Delhi reports 22,751 fresh Covid cases, 17 deaths

    Delhi has reported 22,751 fresh Covid-19 cases and 17-related deaths in the past 24 hours. Read more

  • Jan 09, 2022 05:30 PM IST

    Mansukh Mandaviya to interact with state health ministers over Covid-19 situation on Monday

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya will interact with state health ministers on Monday over the Covid-19 situation, ANI quoted people familiar with the development as saying.

  • Jan 09, 2022 05:09 PM IST

    PM Modi chairs Covid-19 review meeting via video conference

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired a Covid-19 review meeting via video conference.

  • Jan 09, 2022 05:05 PM IST

    Himachal Pradesh announces more curbs amid Covid-19 spread

    The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday imposed more restrictions to check the Covid-19 spread.

    >All government offices to remain closed on weekends, to work on weekdays at 50 per cent staff presence.

    >All social/religious gatherings to be banned. DMs allowed to decide timing of shops/markets.

    >The order will remain in effect in the state till January 24.

  • Jan 09, 2022 04:24 PM IST

    EC must curb rising misuse of religion in politics during polls: Mayawati

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday expressed concern over the “increasing” use of religion in politics during elections and said the Election Commission must curb this “worrying” trend, reported news agency PTI.

  • Jan 09, 2022 03:05 PM IST

    Maharashtra issues revised guidelines for gyms, beauty salons

    A day after stating that gyms and salons will stay shut amid the Covid-19 spread, the Maharashtra government on Sunday issued revised restrictions for them.

    As per the revised guidelines, gyms and beauty salons can stay open with 50 per cent capacity. Only fully vaccinated customers will be allowed and wearing of mask is compulsory. Read more

  • Jan 09, 2022 02:47 PM IST

    Congress launches 11-day padayatra in Karnataka

    Congress on Sunday launched its 11-day padayatra seeking early implementation of Mekedatu drinking water project in Karnataka. Padayatra started from Sangam in Ramanagara district with a large number of Congress workers and leaders including CLP leader Siddaramaiah participating.

  • Jan 09, 2022 01:59 PM IST

    NEET-PG counselling to begin from January 12, says Union health minister Mandaviya

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that the NEET-PG counselling will commence from January 12. 

  • Jan 09, 2022 01:08 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha restricts staff attendance due to Covid-19, directs several officials to work from home till month end

    The Rajya Sabha secretariat restricted the staff attendace in view of the rising Covid-19 cases and asked 50{a78e43caf781a4748142ac77894e52b42fd2247cba0219deedaee5032d61bfc9} of officials and staff below the rank of under secretary or executive officer to work from home till the end of January, reports ANI. 

  • Jan 09, 2022 12:18 PM IST

    ‘Expect 22,000 cases in Delhi today, surge concerning but not scary’: Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal said that around 22,000 Covid-19 cases are expected in Delhi today, reports ANI. 

    “Increasing cases concerning but need not be scared. I am saying so after analysing (comparing) data from the last wave,” he said.

  • Jan 09, 2022 12:14 PM IST

    Kejriwal says no plans for lockdown in Delhi, there will be few restrictions

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that there were no plans for lockdown in Delhi but some restrictions would be implemented. 

  • Jan 09, 2022 11:29 AM IST

    Varun Gandhi tests Covid positive with ‘fairly strong symptoms’

    BJP MP Varun Gandhi tested positive for Covid-19 with “fairly strong symptoms”, he said in a tweet. 

    “We are now in the middle of a third wave and an election campaign. The Election Commission should extend precautionary doses to candidates and political workers as well,” he said. 

  • Jan 09, 2022 10:39 AM IST

    PM Modi to chair Covid-19 review meeting at 4.30pm today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hold a meeting to review the Covid-19 situation in the country, reports ANI. 

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  • Jan 09, 2022 10:08 AM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal recovers from Covid-19

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said he was “back at your service” after recovering from Covid-19. 

  • Jan 09, 2022 09:52 AM IST

    Aumkareshwar Thakur, creator of Sulli Deals app, arrested

    Aumkareshwar Thakur, creator of the ‘Sulli deals’ mobile app has been arrested. He was arrested from Indore, Madhya Pradesh. 

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  • Jan 09, 2022 09:36 AM IST

    India’s Omicron tally reaches 3,623: Maharashtra alone adds over 1,000 cases

    The number of Omicron cases in India so far reached 3,623 and the variant has now been reported from 27 states and Union territories. Maharashtra accounted for 1,009 cases and Delhi added 513 cases to the tally. So far, 1,409 people have recovered.

  • Jan 09, 2022 09:16 AM IST

    India reports 1,59,632 new Covid-19 cases, 327 deaths in 24 hours; Active caseload above 5,90,000

    India reported 1,59,632 new Covid-19 cases and 327 deaths in the last 24 hours with a daily positivity rate of 10.21{a78e43caf781a4748142ac77894e52b42fd2247cba0219deedaee5032d61bfc9}. The active caseload stood at 5,90,611 and the death toll climbed to 4,83,790.

  • Jan 09, 2022 08:02 AM IST

    US condemns attack on Sikh man at JFK Airport last week

    The Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) of the US Department of State condemned the attack on a Sikh cab driver at the JFK International Airport. 

    “We are deeply disturbed by reports of an attack on a Sikh cab driver at J.F.K. airport, captured on video last week. Our diversity makes the U.S. stronger, & we condemn any form of hate-based violence,” the SCA tweeted.

    “We all have a responsibility to hold perpetrators of hate crimes accountable for their actions, no matter where such crimes occur,” it said. 

  • Jan 09, 2022 07:31 AM IST

    WATCH | Rain lashes some parts of Delhi

    Some parts of Delhi witnessed a rainfall during the early morning hours of Sunday. 

    “Light intensity rain/drizzle to moderate rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of North Delhi, South-East Delhi, NewDelhi… during the next 2 hours,” the India Meteorological Department said. 

  • Jan 09, 2022 06:53 AM IST

    Delhi’s air quality improves to ‘satisfactory’ level, AQI at 90

    The air quality in Delhi improved to ‘Satisfactory’ category with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded at 90, reports ANI citing data from the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)-India.

MSRTC starts process to hire bus drivers on contract basis

As a large number of drivers and conductors are still participating in the protest, so this extreme decision has been taken by the MSRTC, said officials

The state transport minister on Saturday announced about hiring drivers on contract basis to start operations and accordingly the process has been started at all the divisions in the state. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

The state transport minister on Saturday announced about hiring drivers on contract basis to start operations and accordingly the process has been started at all the divisions in the state. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Published on Jan 09, 2022 10:58 PM IST

Air India offers ‘One Free Change’ of date, flight number till March 31

IndiGo airlines also on Sunday anticipated that around 20 per cent of its current scheduled operations to be withdrawn from service.

As Covid-19 cases continue to surge across the country, the aviation sector in the country seems to be reeling under pressure. (HT File)

As Covid-19 cases continue to surge across the country, the aviation sector in the country seems to be reeling under pressure. (HT File)

Published on Jan 09, 2022 10:50 PM IST

Holds promise: ICMR on trial results of third dose of Covaxin

  • The medical research body in its tweet further highlighted the benefits of getting Covaxin’s precautionary dose.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a televised address on December 25, 2021, announced precaution doses for healthcare and frontline workers from January 10 and Covid-19 jabs for the teenagers aged 15-18 years.(File image)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a televised address on December 25, 2021, announced precaution doses for healthcare and frontline workers from January 10 and Covid-19 jabs for the teenagers aged 15-18 years.(File image)

Updated on Jan 09, 2022 10:50 PM IST

Rajasthan to shut schools till January 30, imposes self-disciplinary curfew

The Rajasthan government imposed a curfew from Saturday 11 pm to Monday 5 am. The self-disciplinary curfew will remain in force from 11 pm to 5 am daily.

All religious places in Rajasthan will open till 8 pm and there will be a ban on offering garlands, prasad (sweets), Chadar, or any other offerings. (K.K.Arora/ANI)

All religious places in Rajasthan will open till 8 pm and there will be a ban on offering garlands, prasad (sweets), Chadar, or any other offerings. (K.K.Arora/ANI)

Published on Jan 09, 2022 10:38 PM IST

Maharashtra reports 44,388 new Covid cases, 12 deaths; Omicron tally at 1,216

  • Mumbai, meanwhile, lodged 19,474 new Covid cases, marginally lower than Saturday, and seven related deaths.

Mumbai: People gather at the Juhu beach amid restrictions imposed due to rising Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, Sunday.(PTI)

Mumbai: People gather at the Juhu beach amid restrictions imposed due to rising Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, Sunday.(PTI)

Published on Jan 09, 2022 09:32 PM IST

Passengers opt for flexible air tickets amid Omicron scare: travel portals

2021experienced a 400{a78e43caf781a4748142ac77894e52b42fd2247cba0219deedaee5032d61bfc9} jump in advance bookings for flight tickets for the year-end holidays; however, the dawn of the Omicron variant halted the travel revival that was expected.

The travel demand has seen a drop and travellers are emphasising on hygiene and safety before selecting a destination. (PTI)

The travel demand has seen a drop and travellers are emphasising on hygiene and safety before selecting a destination. (PTI)

Published on Jan 09, 2022 09:21 PM IST

‘Like Babur, Owaisi will be…’: Himanta Biswa Sarma’s dig at AIMIM MP

In new India, people will not read the history of Nizams but will know about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Rani Rudrama Devi and rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty, Himanta Biswa Sarma said. 

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addresses a programme in Warangal, Telangana on Sunday. (ANI)

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addresses a programme in Warangal, Telangana on Sunday. (ANI)

Published on Jan 09, 2022 09:02 PM IST

Vaccinate teens in mission mode, PM Modi tells officials; meeting with CMs soon

A meeting with chief ministers will be convened to discuss state-specific scenarios, best practices and the public health response, PM Modi said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting to review the Covid-19 situation in the country, through a video conference on Sunday. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting to review the Covid-19 situation in the country, through a video conference on Sunday. 

Published on Jan 09, 2022 08:07 PM IST

Iran to cooperate with India in shipping wheat, medicines to Afghanistan

Iran’s offer of cooperation assumes significance in view of hurdles created by Pakistan for shipping 50,000 tonnes of wheat offered by the Indian side.

Iran foreign minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian offered Tehran’s cooperation to India to ship wheat and medicines to Afghanistan during a phone conversation with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar on Saturday. (File Photo/ANI)

Iran foreign minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian offered Tehran’s cooperation to India to ship wheat and medicines to Afghanistan during a phone conversation with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar on Saturday. (File Photo/ANI)

Published on Jan 09, 2022 08:00 PM IST

Made-in-India aircraft carrier Vikrant sets sail for critical sea trials

The construction of indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant, which was started in 2009, has propelled India into a select group of countries that have the capability to build aircraft carriers.

India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) Vikrant began another set of sea trials on Sunday to carry out complex manoeuvres in high seas ahead of its planned induction in August. (ANI)

India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) Vikrant began another set of sea trials on Sunday to carry out complex manoeuvres in high seas ahead of its planned induction in August. (ANI)

Updated on Jan 09, 2022 07:39 PM IST

Mumbai traffic jams to be unsnarled faster through app-based alerts to officers

The new app has been installed in sync with 5300 CCTV cameras in 34 traffic divisions across the city. It is capable of pointing the CCTV to the exact problem causing the jam.

A new app-based system introduced by Mumbai traffic police has enabled officers at chowkies to reach the centre of the traffic jam and address the problem within 12 minutes. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

A new app-based system introduced by Mumbai traffic police has enabled officers at chowkies to reach the centre of the traffic jam and address the problem within 12 minutes. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

Published on Jan 09, 2022 07:32 PM IST

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