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Jan 07, 2022 03:33 PM IST
‘BJP must stop playing politics’: Sidhu on alleged security breach of PM Modi
They (BJP) must stop playing politics. You will get a befitting reply here. All those talking about President’s Rule (in Punjab), are your (BJP) parrots, says Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu in Chandigarh.
Jan 07, 2022 03:27 PM IST
‘No decision yet on weekend curfew’: Mumbai mayor
No decision yet on weekend curfew, says Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar, according ANI. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a review meeting (via video conferencing) with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray this evening on the Covid-19 situation,” Pednekar also informed.
Jan 07, 2022 02:53 PM IST
20 staff members of Maharashtra minister test positive for Covid-19
As many as 20 staff members of Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil tested have positive for Covid-19, informs state home minister’s office.
Jan 07, 2022 02:04 PM IST
‘Achievement belongs to whole country, every government’: PM on teen vaccination
After inaugurating CNCI’s second campus in Kolkata in West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s presence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the vaccination against Covid-19 among teenagers. “Within just five days, more than 1.5 crore children have…been given the dose…This achievement belongs to the whole country, of every government,” he said.
Jan 07, 2022 01:22 PM IST
PM Modi inaugurates second campus of CNCI in Kolkata
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the second campus of CNCI in Kolkata.
Jan 07, 2022 01:20 PM IST
Delhi to log around 17,000 Covid-19 cases today: Health minister
Delhi expected to add around 17,000 Covid-19 cases on Friday with a positivity rate of around 17%, health minister Satyendar Jain said. Read more here.
Jan 07, 2022 11:53 AM IST
SC orders protection of records pertaining to PM’s movement in Punjab in security breach matter
The Supreme Court on Friday ordered protection of all records pertaining to PM Narendra Modi’s movement in Punjab on January 5 in security breach matter. The top court ordered the Punjab government to ensure that all records and materials on PM’s movement be immediately secured in the custody of registrar general of the Punjab and Haryana high court. Read more here.
Jan 07, 2022 10:50 AM IST
SC allows NEET PG 2021 counselling resumption as per existing quota
The Supreme Court has permitted counseling to be held in NEET-PG and UG courses by upholding the existing 27% OBC and 10% EWS quota. It, however, directed that for the future years, the validity of the EWS criteria as laid down by the Pandey Committee must be done. The apex court listed the batch of petitions in the matter for hearing in March third week.
Jan 07, 2022 10:38 AM IST
AAP releases eighth list of candidates for 2022 Punjab polls
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has released the eighth list of candidates for the upcoming 2022 Punjab Assembly polls. Raman Arora has been fielded from Jalandhar Central and Deep Kamboj from Abohar, among others.
Jan 07, 2022 10:22 AM IST
India’s Omicron count reaches 3,007
India’s Omicron tally on Friday reached 3,007 as per data shared by the Union health ministry. Maharashtra and Delhi remain the top contributors with 876 and 465 cases, respectively.
Jan 07, 2022 09:48 AM IST
4 staff members of Maharashtra home minister test Covid positive
As many as four staff members of Maharashtra home minister Dilip Walse Patil have tested positive for Covid-19, ANI reported quoting the state home minister’s office. “Sample testing of people staying at the minister’s residence has been done,” the statement added.
Jan 07, 2022 09:27 AM IST
India logs over 1 lakh new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
India recorded a whopping 1,17,100 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours as Omicron variant continues to raise concern. As many as 302 deaths were logged while the active caseload accounted for 1.05% of the total tally. Read more here.
Jan 07, 2022 08:56 AM IST
3 terrorists neutralised in Zolwa encounter in J&K
As many as three terrorists have been neutralised in an encounter that broke out earlier in the morning at the Zolwa Kralpora Chadoora area of Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir, IGP Kashmir said. “Identification & affiliation being ascertained. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition recovered,” the IGP added.
Jan 07, 2022 07:59 AM IST
Delhi’s air quality improves to ‘poor’ category from ‘very poor’
Delhi’s air quality improves to ‘poor’ from ‘very poor’ category with Air Quality Index (AQI) standing at 273, as per SAFAR-India
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— ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2022
With an AQI of 273, Delhi’s air quality improve to ‘poor’ category from ‘very poor,’ according to SAFAR-India data.
Jan 07, 2022 06:56 AM IST
‘Tsunami’ of Covid cases amid Omicron overwhelming health systems: WHO chief’s warning
In wake of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases across the globe amid the Omicron variant, World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday that he “tsunami of cases” has now commenced to overwhelm health systems globally. Read more here.
Jan 07, 2022 06:37 AM IST
SAD patron PS Badal says Cong govt in Punjab totally failed to provide security to PM Modi
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron Parkash Singh Badal has said that the Congress government in Punjab completely failed to provide security to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“At first, the road shouldn’t have been blocked but on the other hand, there was no crowd in his programme. It’s the responsibility of state government to provide protection to PM but Congress government has totally failed,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
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Published on Jan 07, 2022 03:10 PM IST
Modi lauds ‘historic milestone’ in Covid vaccination; highlights 150 crore doses
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country has started the year 2022 with expanding the vaccination drive to those between 15 and 17 years of age.
Published on Jan 07, 2022 02:57 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Security agency sounded out ‘grave threat’ prior to PM Modi’s Ferozepur rally
The report claimed that Pakistan-based militant leaders Wadhawa Singh Babbar, Paramjit Singh Panjawar, Ranjit Singh Neeta, Lakhbir SinghRhode have been trying to revive militancy in Punjab by sending militant hardware including RDX.
Published on Jan 07, 2022 02:45 PM IST
Case of assault, insult filed against Jawed Habib for spitting on woman’s hair
- Celebrity hairstylist Jawed Habib had earlier taken to Instagram to apologise for the incident and said his intention was to make the workshop “humorous.”
Updated on Jan 07, 2022 02:12 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Video showing pledge to boycott Muslims in C’garh goes viral, cops order probe
Surguja collector Sanjeev Jha said an additional police superintendent and sub-divisional magistrate visited the village on Thursday and spoke to the residents in connection with the matter.
Published on Jan 07, 2022 02:02 PM IST
IMD issues orange alert in J&K due to heavy snowfall, warns of avalanche
- The Met department has asked people in the Valley not to venture in avalanche prone areas as its data revealed that the disaster is mostly triggered by heavy snowfall. People have also been advised to follow traffic advisory and maintain proper ventilation inside their rooms.
Updated on Jan 07, 2022 02:37 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
News updates from HT: Delhi’s Weekend curfew kicks in from tonight
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Published on Jan 07, 2022 01:03 PM IST
Goa govt to confer ‘lifelong cabinet status’ on Cong leader Pratapsingh Rane
Pratapsingh Rane, a 10-time legislator, is Goa’s longest serving MLA. He also holds a record for having served as chief minister of the state for six terms, a little less than 16 years, between 1980 and 2007.
Updated on Jan 07, 2022 12:46 PM IST
PM Modi’s security breach: SC orders protection of all travel records in Punjab
The Supreme Court directed the state government to ensure that all records and materials pertaining to the Prime Minister’s movements be immediately secured in the custody of the registrar-general of the Punjab & Haryana high court.
Updated on Jan 07, 2022 12:30 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami