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Updated on Jan 02, 2022 10:10 PM IST
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Jan 02, 2022 10:10 PM IST
Chhattisgarh health minister TS Singhdeo tests Covid positive
Chhattisgarh health minister TS Singhdeo tested positive for Covid-19. “I request that all of you who have been in contact with me in the past, please get your tested for Covid-19. All the residents of the state are urged to follow Covid appropriate behavior in view of the increasing cases of corona and stay at home unless necessary,” he tweeted.
Jan 02, 2022 09:08 PM IST
Close to 680,000 beneficiaries from 15 to 18 years of age register for Covid-19 vaccination tomorrow
With the Covid-19 vaccination drive set to include people between 15 and 18 years of age tomorrow (January 3), 679,064 beneficiaries in the age group have registered for their doses in the Co-WIN portal.
Jan 02, 2022 08:08 PM IST
Maharashtra reports 11,877 new Covid-19 cases, 9 deaths
With 11,877 new Covid-19 cases and nine related deaths, the total caseload in Maharashtra reached 6,699,868 and the death toll climbed to 141,542.
As many as 2,069 people recovered in 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 6,512,610.
Jan 02, 2022 07:46 PM IST
Maharashtra reports 50 new Omicron Covid-19 cases, Pune city adds 36 to tally
Maharashtra reported 50 new cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant. Pune city added the most to the tally with 36 cases. Of the remaining, eight cases were from Pimpri Chinchwad, two each from Pune Rural and Sangli, and one each from Thane and Mumbai.
With this, the Omicron tally reached 510 in the state.
Jan 02, 2022 07:32 PM IST
Mumbai sees 8,063 new Covid-19 cases, no new deaths
With 8,063 new Covid-19 cases and no related deaths, the total caseload reached 799,520 and the death toll remained at 16,377, reports ANI citing data from the Mumbai civic body.
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Jan 02, 2022 07:15 PM IST
Schools, upto class 8, in Patna district to remain shut till Jan 8 due to ‘severe cold wave’
All government and private schools in Patna district, Bihar, to remain closed for upto class 8 till January 8 due to the severe cold wave conditions in the state, reports ANI citing an order from the Patna District Magistrate.
Jan 02, 2022 07:00 PM IST
SC says all hearings for next 2 weeks to be via virtual mode only due to Omicron Covid-19 variant
The Supreme Court said that all hearings to happen only through the virtual mode for the next two weeks and suspended the ‘hybrid model’ for physical hearing due to the Omicron Covid-19 variant, reports ANI.
Jan 02, 2022 06:44 PM IST
60 new Covid-19 cases in Dharavi in last 24 hours, active cases at 179: BMC
Dharavi in Mumbai reported 60 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours and the active caseload there stood at 179, reports ANI citing the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
Jan 02, 2022 06:03 PM IST
Delhi reports 3,194 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death; Active caseload jumps to 8,397
Delhi reported 3,194 new Covid-19 cases and one related death. Daily positivity rate at 4.59%. Active caseload jumped to 8,397.
Jan 02, 2022 06:01 PM IST
Delhi bound army chopper makes emergency landing in Haryana due to technical glitch
An army chopper made an emergency landing in Jind, Haryana, due to a technical fault, reports ANI. The ALH Dhruv helicopter was on its way from Bathinda to Delhi and has now been repaired and flown back to Bathindaand landed there at 5.30 pm, army officials said.
Jan 02, 2022 04:56 PM IST
PM Modi to visit Manipur, Tripura on Jan 4, to inaugurate development projects
PM Modi will visit Manipur and Tripura on January 4 to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of 22 developmental projects worth over ₹4800 crore in Imphal. He will also inaugurate the New Integrated Terminal Building at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport in Agartala, reports ANI citing the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
Jan 02, 2022 04:41 PM IST
Goa aims to jab entire 15-18 population in 4 days after vaccination drive opens for them on Jan 3
Goa health minister Vishwajit Rane said that the state government aims to inoculate all 72,000 beneficiaries in the 15 to 18 age group against Covid-19 with first dose in the next four days, after vaccination opens for them on January 3, reports ANI.
Jan 02, 2022 04:01 PM IST
J&K admin issues public notice seeking information on Vaishno Devi stampede
Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, issued a public notice seeking information regarding the stampede at Vaishno Devi shrine on Saturday. Email ID and contact numbers were shared.
“Any person who desires to meet in person, may appear before Enquiry Committee in person between 11am and 1pm on 05-01-2022 in the Office of Divisional Commissioner, Jammu,” the notice said.
Jan 02, 2022 03:57 PM IST
West Bengal announces fresh Covid-19 curbs, all schools and colleges shut from tomorrow
All schools, colleges, universities, spas, salons, beauty parlours, zoos, and entertainment parks to be closed in West Bengal to be closed from January 3, reports ANI citing state chief secretary HK Dwivedi.
Government and private offices to operate at 50% capacity and all administrative meetings will be conducted online, he also said.
Jan 02, 2022 03:07 PM IST
Odisha logs 23 new Omicron cases, state tally reaches 37
As many as 23 new cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant have been reported from Odisha and the total number of cases in the state due to the variant reached 37, reports ANI citing Niranjan Mishra, director of public health.
Jan 02, 2022 02:50 PM IST
‘Need to develop a new thought’: Modi’s pitch for bolstering sports infrastructure
PM Modi said that a new thought should be developed towards sports and a sports friendly ecosystem. “Khelo India scheme helps in recognizing young talents. In previous Olympics and paralympics players won many medals and It was awakening of India in sports,” he said.
He also alleged that the previous governments did not give due recognition to sports. “Discrimination and no transparency was common in sports in previous government. Players talents were neglected, we reformed to revive hounour of sports,” he said.
Jan 02, 2022 02:25 PM IST
5 lakh to be given to next of kin who died at Vaishno Devi stampede
With 2 lakh already promised to the injured in the stampede, an additional 5 lakh would be given to the next of kin who lost their lives at Mata Vaishno Devi, announced LG Jammu & Kashmir Manoj Sinha.
Jan 02, 2022 02:13 PM IST
PM Modi lays foundation stone of UP’s first sports university in Meerut
PM Modi has laid the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut. It will be furnished with various state-of-the-art amenities including hockey, football, volleyball and many more.
Jan 02, 2022 01:39 PM IST
PM Modi inspects exhibition of sports goods in Meerut
PM Modi inspects exhibition of sports goods in Meerut along with chief minister Yogi Adityanath, governor Anandiben Patel and deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. He will lay the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in the city shortly.
Jan 02, 2022 01:16 PM IST
Covid-19 cases rising in Raigarh & Raipur, don’t panic: Chhattisgarh CM
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday urged people not to panic as he asserted that Covid-19 cases are rising in a few cities including Raigarh and Raipur.
“Since many samples have been sent to our genome sequencing centre at Odisha for Omicron, it’s taking some time. No need to panic, all arrangements done by state govt,” news agency ANI reports Baghel as saying.
Jan 02, 2022 12:16 PM IST
Delhi may see 3,100 new Covid cases, but no need to panic, says CM Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that the city is expected to see 3,100 new Covid-19 cases during the day, but added people don’t to panic.
“Covid-19 cases are increasing rapidly in Delhi, but there is no need to panic. Currently, the active cases in the city are 6360. Today, 3100 new cases expected to be reported today. Only 246 hospital beds were occupied y’day. All cases are mild & asymptomatic,” he said while addressing the media.
Jan 02, 2022 11:49 AM IST
Fire breaks out in South African parliament in Cape Town, reports AFP
A fire broke out Sunday in the South African parliament building in Cape Town, reports news agency AFP. Firefighters were present at the building as large flames and a huge column of smoke were seen at around 0530 GMT.
Jan 02, 2022 11:46 AM IST
PM Modi arrives in Meerut, offers prayers at Augurnath temple
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at Augurnath temple in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He was accompanied by governor Anandiben Patel and chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
Modi will lay the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut shortly.
Jan 02, 2022 11:27 AM IST
SpiceJet flight takes off without ATC’s clearance, probe initiated
A Delhi-bound SpiceJet flight took off from Gujarat’s Rajkot last week without the mandatory take-off permission from Air Traffic Control (ATC) Rajkot, reports news agency ANI. India’s aviation watchdog, the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has launched a probe into the incident against SpiceJet pilots.
Jan 02, 2022 10:22 AM IST
5-member SIT formed to probe Dharma Sansad hate speech case in Haridwar, reports ANI
A 5-member SIT has been constituted under an SP-level officer to probe the matter of the Dharma Sansad hate speech case in Haridwar, news agency ANI quoted Garhwal’s deputy inspector general of police Karan Singh Nagnyal as saying.
The cop added that a legal action will be taken against those who are found guilty.
Jan 02, 2022 09:37 AM IST
India reports 27,533 fresh Covid cases, 284 deaths; active cases at 1,22,801
India reported 27,533 fresh Covid-19 cases and 284 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to Union health ministry data. The active cases in the country stand at 1,22,801.
The national Omicron tally has reached 1,525.
Jan 02, 2022 09:15 AM IST
Arvind Kejriwal to address media on Covid-19 situation today, reports ANI
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to address the media on Sunday on the Covid-19 situation in the city, reports news agency ANI.
Jan 02, 2022 09:07 AM IST
New Covid-19 cases in Australia dip, but hospitalisations rise: Report
New Australian Covid-19 cases dipped on Sunday as testing slowed over a holiday weekend, but remained well over 30,000 and hospitalisations rose further in New South Wales as concerns grow about potential strains on the national health system, reported Reuters.
Jan 02, 2022 07:50 AM IST
Arvind Kejriwal to address rally in Lucknow today
Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal will address a rally at Lucknow’s Smriti Upvan Maidan on Sunday afternoon. Read more
Jan 02, 2022 06:25 AM IST
J&K to get 5 new police stations, 310 posts of various ranks to be created
The Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir is set to get five new police stations after the government on Saturday sanctioned their establishment. The five new police stations will be in Srinagar and Budgam districts. Read more
Jan 02, 2022 06:22 AM IST
PM to lay foundation of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, around 1pm on Sunday. Read more
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Highest single-day spike since May in Delhi; Kolkata’s Covid positivity rate 33%
Covid 3rd wave scare: Most of the new cases in Delhi and Mumbai are asymptomatic, which is an indication that this surge is driven by Omicron, the latest variant of SARS-CoV-2.
Published on Jan 02, 2022 09:27 PM IST
Kerala’s 45 new Omicron cases are mostly travellers from ‘low-risk’ countries
A Kerala government statement said the state reported 2,802 new Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths on Sunday. With 45 fresh cases, the state’s total Omicron cases went up to 152
Published on Jan 02, 2022 09:26 PM IST
News updates from HT: Indian Army asks Pakistan to take back body of man killed
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Published on Jan 02, 2022 09:06 PM IST
Back in Tripura, Abhishek Banerjee hard sells TMC as lead challenger to BJP
TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee’s visit – he was last in the state in October – comes two days before the scheduled visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 4 to inaugurate the new terminal building of Tripura’s Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport at Agartala.
Updated on Jan 02, 2022 08:55 PM IST
Kerala reports 45 new Omicron Covid-19 cases, tally at 152
Kerala reported 45 more Omicron Covid-19 cases as the state’s tally reached 152. Also, 2,802 fresh infections of the coronavirus disease were reported from across the state.
Published on Jan 02, 2022 08:55 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Mumbai reports 8,063 new Covid cases; State surpasses 11k, Omicron 50
About 89% of the cases reported in Mumbai in the last 24 hours are asymptomatic, according to BMC data. No deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
Published on Jan 02, 2022 07:32 PM IST
‘Killed Pak terrorist, take body’: Indian Army messages Pak on hotline after Kupwara ops
The Indian Army found a Pakistani national identity card and vaccination certificates issued by the Pakistan government identifying the dead terrorist as Mohd Shabir Malik. The belongings also include a photo of the infiltrator in army uniform wearing name tab of Shabbir
Published on Jan 02, 2022 07:11 PM IST
Goa aims to vaccinate all between 15 and 18 years of age in 4 days from Monday
Goa health minister Vishwajit Rane on Sunday said that the state has received the required number of vaccine doses and intends to administer the first dose of the vaccine to all 72,000 beneficiaries in the particular age group within three or four days starting Monday.
Published on Jan 02, 2022 06:50 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Delhi’s Covid positivity rate rises to 4.59%, 1,621 containment zones in city
In the highest single-day spike since May 20, 2021, Delhi recorded 3,194 Covid cases on Sunday. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said despite the rise in the number of fresh cases, the health infrastructure of the capital is not burdened as most of these new Covid patients are asymptomatic and don’t need hospitalisation.
Published on Jan 02, 2022 06:09 PM IST
HT This Day: Jan 3, 1950 – Cooch-Behar merges with W. Bengal
Hundreds of people from different parts of the State and from West Bengal were present at a public meeting held here in the morning when the West Bengal Premier, Dr B. C. Roy, explained the implications of the integration and welcomed the citizens of the State into West Bengal as also into the constitutional set-up of the Indian Union.
Published on Jan 02, 2022 05:24 PM IST
News updates from HT: WB to operate flights twice weekly to Delhi, Mumbai
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Updated on Jan 02, 2022 04:59 PM IST
‘Misleading’: Centre on media reports about missed Covid-19 vaccination target
According to the data furnished by the ministry, 90% of the eligible population has been administered the first dose of the vaccine and the coverage is at 65% for the second dose.
Published on Jan 02, 2022 04:51 PM IST