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  • Dec 28, 2021 10:09 PM IST

    Doctors’ strike against delay in NEET counselling to continue, says FORDA

    As of now, the strike against the delay in NEET 2021 counselling will continue, says President of FORDA, Dr Manish after holding a meeting with all RDAs. Read more

  • Dec 28, 2021 09:45 PM IST

    Telangana govt allows restaurants, bars to serve liquor on New Year’s till 1am

    According to the order, Telangana govt accorded permission to Director of Prohibition and Excise department to permit license holders of bars, licensees of event permit managements & in-house licensees of Tourism Development Corporation to serve liquor up to 1 am on the intervening night of Decemeber 31 and January 1.

  • Dec 28, 2021 09:27 PM IST

    Maharashtra assembly passes bill to reduce governor’s powers as chancellor of universities

    Maharashtra assembly on Tuesday passed a bill to reduce governor’s powers as chancellor of universities, and also in appointing vice chancellors.

  • Dec 28, 2021 08:09 PM IST

    Punjab bans entry of unvaccinated people in public places from January 15

    Punjab government bans the entry of people who are not full vaccinated from January 15 in public places, an official release of the state govt reads.

  • Dec 28, 2021 07:31 PM IST

    Earthquake of 4.3 magnitude hits Afghanistan

    An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred today at 1831 hours, 76km SSE of Fayzabad, Afghanistan, stated National Center for Seismology (NCS).

  • Dec 28, 2021 07:29 PM IST

    Resident doctors body at AIIMS Delhi cancel December 29 strike

    AIIMS Delhi Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) has decided to take back the December 29 protest in view of the meeting and subsequent statement by Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya assuring NEET PG counselling at the earliest. 

    “Since our demands are met, accordingly the AIIMS, New Delhi RDA has decided to take back the decision of strike on 29th December 2021… All services to be continued as normal.,” read the official statement.

  • Dec 28, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    13 students in Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur test positive for Covid-19

    13 students of a school in Bilaspur district found Covid-19 positive, said Medical Officer, Zonal Hospital Bilaspur, as quoted news agency ANI.

  • Dec 28, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    No force/lathicharge was used: Delhi Police issue clarification after protesting doctors allege ‘police brutality’

    The doctors claimed mishandling & use of force, I’d like to clarify that no force/lathi charge was used. Delhi Police have the highest regard for doctors. Few policemen got injured, some police vehicles were also damaged: Suman Goyal, Additional Commissioner, Central Range 

  • Dec 28, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    Karnataka hospital to use up Covid-19 vaccine vials within 4hrs of opening: Govt

    Karnataka government has restricted private hospitals from following the open vial policy, in the recently issued guidelines. As per the notification, private hospitals will not be allowed to reuse vials once opened. Once opened, a vial will have to be used within 4 hours itself.

  • Dec 28, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    ‘Hope NEET PG counselling starts soon’: Mansukh Mandaviya

    “I held a meeting with all resident doctors. We’re not able to do the counselling because the matter is sub-judice before Supreme Court. The hearing will take place on Jan 6. I hope that NEET PG counselling will start soon,” says Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya in a press briefing.

  • Dec 28, 2021 04:10 PM IST

    DDMA to hold meeting with Delhi LG, CM Kejriwal over Covid-19 situation  

    DDMA meeting scheduled for Wednesday 4pm to discuss COVID-19 pandemic situation in Delhi through video conferencing. LG, CM Arvind Kejriwal and senior officials along with experts to participate.

  • Dec 28, 2021 04:01 PM IST

    Kejriwal writes to PM Modi over alleged police brutality during doctors’ protest

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal writes to PM Modi and condemns the “police brutality” during yesterday’s protest march of resident doctors over their demand to expedite NEET-PG counselling. Kejriwal urged him to find a solution soon.

  • Dec 28, 2021 03:53 PM IST

    Delhi announces list of curbs for “yellow alert”

    The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Tuesday announced new guidelines as part of the “yellow alert” that is being imposed in the national capital with rising Covid-19 cases. Read more here

  • Dec 28, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates Kanpur Metro, takes ride with CM Yogi, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Kanpur Metro today. He took the first train ride, along with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, as well as with 150 children on board.

    The metro project was completed in the span of two years. The Phase 1 of the metro line runs on a 9 km stretch from IIT Kanpur to Motijheel.

  • Dec 28, 2021 02:30 PM IST

    Protesting doctors’ body to meet Amit Shah, to seek apology for alleged police brutality

    Representatives of Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) will meet Union Health Minister at Nirman Bhavan in Delhi today over their demand to expedite NEET-PG counselling and also seek an apology for alleged police brutality during yesterday’s protest march.

  • Dec 28, 2021 02:19 PM IST

    BCCI president Sourav Ganguly tests Covid-19 positive, hospitalised

    BCCI President and former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly got admitted at Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital on December 27 with Covid Postive status. He received monoclonal anti-body cocktail therapy and is currently stable, informed Dr Rupali Basu MD & CEO, Woodlands Hospital, Kolkata.

  • Dec 28, 2021 01:54 PM IST

    ‘Yellow alert to be enforced in Delhi amid rising Covid cases’: CM Kejriwal

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Tuesday a yellow alert or level 1 of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) will be imposed in the Capital after the positivity rate stayed over 0.5 per cent for two consecutive days. Read More

  • Dec 28, 2021 12:40 PM IST

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates 27 infra projects

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh e-inaugurates 27 infra projects constructed by Border Roads Organization (BRO).  “In today’s era, distance is not measured in kilometers, but in hours. BRO’s roads, tunnels and bridges have reduced the distance and time between places today,” he said during the event.

  • Dec 28, 2021 12:30 PM IST

    ‘Today is day of double happiness’: PM Modi in Kanpur

    “Today is a day of double happiness for Kanpur. On one hand, Kanpur is getting metro rail facility and on the other hand, the world of technology is also getting priceless gifts from IIT Kanpur,” PM Modi at the 54th convocation of IIT Kanpur

  • Dec 28, 2021 12:07 PM IST

    3 pedestrians killed, 1 injured after road mishap in Maharashtra

    Three pedestrians killed, one critical after brakes of a truck fail on Pune-Satara highway near Bhumkar Chowk in Maharashtra. Several vehicles damaged in the incident.

  • Dec 28, 2021 12:01 PM IST

    PM Modi launches blockchain-based digital degree transmission at IIT-Kanpur

    The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch blockchain-based digital degrees. These digital degrees can be verified globally and are unforgeable, director said in his address. 

  • Dec 28, 2021 11:45 AM IST

    TMC MP Derek O’Brien tests positive for Covid-19 with moderate symptoms

  • Dec 28, 2021 11:10 AM IST

    Govt gives emergency approval to Covid-19 vaccines Covovax, Corbevax and Anti-viral drug Molnupiravir

    Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has given emergency use authorization approval to Covid-19 vaccines Covovax and Corbevax and Anti-viral drug Molnupiravir, says Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya.

  • Dec 28, 2021 10:44 AM IST

    Maharashtra minister tests positive for Covid-19

    Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Eknath Gaikwad tests positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms.

  • Dec 28, 2021 10:33 AM IST

    Delhi: OPD services at Safdarjun hospital resumes amid doctors’ strike

    After a brief suspension, OPD services at Safdarjung Hospital resume with senior doctors and consultants attending to the patients. 

  • Dec 28, 2021 09:25 AM IST

    India’s daily Covid-19 tally drops to 6,358 cases

    India’s daily Covid-19 tally marginally drops with 6,358 cases. Omicron cases climb to 653.

  • Dec 28, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    Delhi CM Kejriwal to chair high-level Covid-19 review meeting

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to hold a high-level review meeting today on the prevailing Covid-19 situation, reports news agency ANI.

  • Dec 28, 2021 08:06 AM IST

    SFJ radical Multani arrested in Germany for Delhi and Mumbai terror plots

    Police in Germany have arrested Jaswinder Singh Multani, a prominent member of the banned outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), for his involvement in a blast in a Ludhiana court last week, and for hatching a conspiracy to target locations in Delhi and Mumbai, people aware of the matter said on Monday.

  • Dec 28, 2021 07:49 AM IST

    Delhi doctors to continue protests over NEET counselling, call for shutdown

    A doctors association of government-run hospitals in Delhi said on Tuesday it will continue to protest against the delay in NEET-PG counselling until their demands are met even as they called for a complete shutdown of all healthcare institutions.

  • Dec 28, 2021 06:20 AM IST

    PM Modi to inaugurate Kanpur Metro stretch, to address students at IIT

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the completed section of the Kanpur Metro rail project in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur city and attend the convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) on Tuesday, his office has announced.

  • Dec 28, 2021 06:16 AM IST

    India’s post-pandemic trade numbers

    India’s trade deficit in November stood at a record $22.9 billion, the commerce ministry said on December 14, in sharp contrast to a trade surplus in June 2020.

Resident doctors to continue stir over NEET PG counselling delay

The doctors have reportedly proposed three demands, including a written apology, to end the stir that has severely impacted healthcare services at government hospitals in several parts of the country, particularly Delhi.

Resident Doctors of SETH GSMC, KEM Hospital, stage a protest against alleged police action on resident doctors in Delhi. (ANI)

Resident Doctors of SETH GSMC, KEM Hospital, stage a protest against alleged police action on resident doctors in Delhi. (ANI)

Updated on Dec 28, 2021 10:28 PM IST

Hyderpora encounter: SIT gives clean chit to forces, PAGD says ‘old story’

The SIT said a civilian was killed by a foreign terrorist, while the owner of the building, and a local militant had died in “crossfire” after being used as a human shield by the terrorist hiding inside the house.

There was a massive uproar over the encounter following which an SIT was constituted.(PTI)

There was a massive uproar over the encounter following which an SIT was constituted.(PTI)

Updated on Dec 28, 2021 09:48 PM IST

Pakistan said will allow Indian wheat for Afghanistan, still blocks it

Pakistan’s tardy approach is surprising as even the Taliban setup in Kabul raised the need for approvals for transportation of Indian wheat with the Imran Khan government in view of the urgent need for food items amid a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan told Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi in November that his government will favourably consider the Afghan request for transportation of Indian wheat . (Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial)

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan told Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi in November that his government will favourably consider the Afghan request for transportation of Indian wheat . (Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial)

Updated on Dec 28, 2021 09:04 PM IST

News updates from HT: Delhi Police says no force used, protesters seek apology

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Resident Doctors of Safdarjung Hospital during a protest against the delays in the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) Postgraduate Counselling 2021, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

Resident Doctors of Safdarjung Hospital during a protest against the delays in the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) Postgraduate Counselling 2021, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

Published on Dec 28, 2021 08:59 PM IST

4 more teens detained for disrupting Christmas event in Silchar, released: Cops

Assam’s Cachar Police said the four persons, like the other two detained on Sunday, were minors and were released on a bond after being questioned. They were identified by the police on the basis of videos of the ruckus at the Christmas event.

The teenagers who disrupted a Christmas event in Assam’s Silchar, claimed they were activists of rightwing group Bajrang Dal but the outfit has denied any association with them. (screengrab)

The teenagers who disrupted a Christmas event in Assam’s Silchar, claimed they were activists of rightwing group Bajrang Dal but the outfit has denied any association with them. (screengrab)

Published on Dec 28, 2021 08:12 PM IST

ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

PM Modi to hold Council of Ministers meet tomorrow. Here’s what’s on agenda

The meeting comes at a time when Omicron cases are rapidly rising across the country. Another talking point in the meeting is likely to be the assembly elections scheduled to be held in five states next year.

PM Modi held a Covid-19 review meeting on December 23.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)

PM Modi held a Covid-19 review meeting on December 23.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)

Published on Dec 28, 2021 06:50 PM IST

Kejriwal condemns ‘cop brutality’ on resident docs, urges PM to resolve crisis

  • The resident doctors from several government-run hospitals across Delhi have intensified their protest over a delay in the NEET-PG counselling process and met Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya earlier in the day.

In the letter, Kejriwal said doctors should be in hospitals and not on the streets as he urged the government to find a solution to their demands at the earliest.

In the letter, Kejriwal said doctors should be in hospitals and not on the streets as he urged the government to find a solution to their demands at the earliest.

Published on Dec 28, 2021 06:16 PM IST

Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Assam’s Himanta Biswa Sarma goes on overdrive against drunk driving on New Year’s Eve

The Himanta Biswa Sarma government in Assam has made an exception in its night curfew rule for December 31 and has asked people to maintain social distancing and take precautions as they celebrate the new year.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said 29 lives were lost last year on December 31 and January 1 in road accidents in the state. Sarma added that police have been told to penalise people who indulge in drunk driving. (ANI)

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said 29 lives were lost last year on December 31 and January 1 in road accidents in the state. Sarma added that police have been told to penalise people who indulge in drunk driving. (ANI)

Updated on Dec 28, 2021 06:47 PM IST

Andhra seals top rank in Good Governance Index, credits farmer welfare schemes

“We have been implementing various welfare activities for farmers in the last two years, and the change is clearly visible,” said Andhra Pradesh’s agriculture minister Kurasala Kanna Babu

The Andhra Pradesh government has credited farmer welfare schemes for the state’s No. 1 rank in agriculture and allied sectors in the Good Governance Index 2021. (ANI/ Representational image)

The Andhra Pradesh government has credited farmer welfare schemes for the state’s No. 1 rank in agriculture and allied sectors in the Good Governance Index 2021. (ANI/ Representational image)

Published on Dec 28, 2021 05:23 PM IST

Mandaviya says NEET-PG counselling sub judice, urges resident docs to lift stir

The Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association that is leading the agitation said the strike is still underway and sought a written apology for police brutality during Monday’s protest.

Doctors raise slogans during their protest over the delay in NEET-PG 2021 counselling, at the Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi, Tuesday.(PTI)

Doctors raise slogans during their protest over the delay in NEET-PG 2021 counselling, at the Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi, Tuesday.(PTI)

Updated on Dec 28, 2021 06:44 PM IST

Former cricketer Dinesh Mongia, two Congress leaders from Punjab join BJP

Dinesh Mongia said he wants to serve the people of Punjab by joining the Bharatiya Janata Party. He added that the BJP is working for the country’s development

Former cricketer Dinesh Mongia announced joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday. (ANI)

Former cricketer Dinesh Mongia announced joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday. (ANI)

Published on Dec 28, 2021 05:03 PM IST

India may face intense but short-lived Covid-19 wave as Omicron spreads: Report

A tracker by researchers at the University of Cambridge spotlighted six Indian states that showed a “significant concern” in a December 24 note, with adjusted growth rate of new cases exceeding 5%.

Chandigarh tricity area’s active Covid caseload was 209 on Sunday, with as many as 101 patients still infected in Chandigarh, 55 in Mohali and 53 in Panchkula. (Representative image/Keshav Singh, HT)

Chandigarh tricity area’s active Covid caseload was 209 on Sunday, with as many as 101 patients still infected in Chandigarh, 55 in Mohali and 53 in Panchkula. (Representative image/Keshav Singh, HT)

Published on Dec 28, 2021 04:49 PM IST

Missionaries of Charity row: Cong says BJP creating fake bogies of communalism

  • Taking to Twitter, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “Mother Teresa & her Missionaries of Charity are the latest victims of Modi Govt’s vicious, vengeful & hate driven agenda against minorities.

The All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary further accused the BJP of creating “fake bogies of communalism”. (File image)

The All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary further accused the BJP of creating “fake bogies of communalism”. (File image)

Published on Dec 28, 2021 04:35 PM IST

Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

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