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Updated on Dec 06, 2021 02:42 PM IST
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Dec 06, 2021 02:42 PM IST
Important to administer Covid vaccine booster jabs to healthcare and frontline workers: IMA president amid Omicron
As Omicron Covid-19 variant cases in India have risen to 17, president of Indian Medical Association (IMA) Dr JA Jayalal said that it’s vital to administer vaccine booster doses to all “healthcare workers and frontline workers” to augment their immunity. “We are lacking in the area of manpower as NEET-PG counseling [is] getting delayed; PM should interfere to stop this delay,” he told ANI.
Dec 06, 2021 02:19 PM IST
Nepal confirms two cases of Omicron Covid-19 variant
Nepal has become the latest country to confirm cases of Omicron Covid-19 variant, after two people were detected with the strain, news agency ANI reported. Notably, Omicron was discovered in South Africa last month and has so far spread to more than 30 countries, including India.
Dec 06, 2021 02:16 PM IST
Indian Army sets up court of inquiry into Nagaland civilian killings
Indian Army has set up a court of inquiry into the Nagaland civilian killings. It is to be led by a major general.
Dec 06, 2021 01:59 PM IST
Further containment measures after consulting experts, says Karnataka CM amid Omicron scare
Amid fresh concerns over the Omicron variant of Coronavirus, Karnataka chief minister Basvaraj Bommai said on Monday the government is closely monitoring the situation in the state and will take decisions on enforcing further containment measures after consulting the experts, reported news agency PTI.
Dec 06, 2021 01:41 PM IST
Civil aviation minister calls high-level meeting after mismanagement of crowd at Delhi airport
Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia on Monday called a high-level meeting over the mismanagement of crowd at Delhi Airport. The meeting was attended by officials from Delhi Airport, Airports Authority of India, Immigration department and Covid-19 testing lab company, reported news agency ANI.
Dec 06, 2021 01:25 PM IST
Aim is to win Punjab assembly election, says Amarinder Singh
Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, who recently floated the Punjab Lok Congress party, said his aim is to win the upcoming assembly elections in the state, reported news agency ANI.
Dec 06, 2021 01:23 PM IST
Afghan situation has wider repercussions for Central Asia, says EAM Jaishankar
External affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Monday that that the situation in Afghanistan has wider repercussions for the Central Asian region and added that both India and Russia have a common interest in ASEAN centrality, reported news agency ANI.
Dec 06, 2021 12:44 PM IST
All international passengers from affected nations being tested in Delhi, reports ANI citing Satyendar Jain
All international passengers from affected nations are being tested, Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain informed on Monday. “27 have been brought to LNJP hospital so far, 17 of them tested positive & 10 are their close contacts. Genome sequencing of 12 out of 17 people done & 1 of them has been detected to have Omicron,” he added.
Dec 06, 2021 12:08 PM IST
India seals AK-203 assault rifle deal with Russia, which will replace INSAS used by Indian Army
India has inked a major deal worth over ₹5,100 crore with Russia, for producing AK-203 assault rifle deal within the country, people familair with the development said on Monday.
Dec 06, 2021 11:35 AM IST
Myanmar ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 years in prison, reports AFP
A Myanmar court on Monday jailed ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi for four years for inciting dissent against the military and breaching Covid rules, AFP quoted a spokesman for the ruling junta as saying.
Dec 06, 2021 11:25 AM IST
‘Vaccination campaigns on Dec 8, 15, 22 in MP, committed to 100% vaccination by Dec’: CM Chouhan
So far 94% of people in the state have got the 1st dose & 70% of people have been vaccinated with the 2nd dose as well. We are committed to achieving 100% vaccination in the state by Dec 2021. A state-wide vaccination campaign will be organized on Dec 8,15 & 22 for this purpose.
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) December 6, 2021
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state was committed to working towards 100% vaccination by the end of this year and vaccination campaigns would be held in the state on December 8, 15 and 22 for this purpose.
Dec 06, 2021 11:12 AM IST
PM Modi holds meeting with ministers to discuss various issues including Nagaland firing incident, reports ANI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with his top ministers in Parliament to discuss various issues including the Nagaland firing incident, reports ANI.
Dec 06, 2021 10:51 AM IST
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov meets Jaishankar ahead of 2+2 summit
External affairs minister Dr. S Jaishankar said on Monday the partnership between India and Russia is special and unique.
“I am confident that our discussions today will be very fruitful. The annual India-Russia summit is taking place after a gap of two years today.” he added, during his opening remarks ahead of the 2+2 summit.
Dec 06, 2021 10:25 AM IST
Amit Shah to give statement on Nagaland firing incident in both Houses of Parliament
Union home minister Amit Shah will give a statement on the Nagaland firing incident in both the Houses of the Parliament on Monday. Read more
Dec 06, 2021 09:56 AM IST
Shashi Tharoor steps down as host of Sansad TV show
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday said he has decided to step down as the host of the Sansad TV show ‘To the Point’ until the suspension of 12 opposition members of the Rajya Sabha is revoked. Read more
Dec 06, 2021 09:26 AM IST
43 students test positive for Covid-19 in Telangana college
At least 43 students from Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences, Bommakal, have tested positive for Covid-19, news agency ANI quoted district medical health officer, Karimnagar, as saying.
Dec 06, 2021 09:24 AM IST
India reports 8,306 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours
India has reported 8,306 new cases and 8,834 recoveries in the last 24 hours, according to data by the Union ministry of health and family welfare. The active caseload now stands at 98,416, lowest in 552 days. Read more
Dec 06, 2021 09:11 AM IST
8 dead after fire breaks out at Mingtai Power Plant in China, reports ANI
At least eight people died and five were injured after a fire broke out at the Mingtai Power Plant in China’s northern Shanxi Province, news agency ANI reported on Monday, citing local media.
Dec 06, 2021 08:32 AM IST
US likely to announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics, reports ANI
The Biden administration is expected to announce this week that no US government officials will attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, implementing a diplomatic boycott of the games, reports news agency ANI, citing CNN.
Dec 06, 2021 07:50 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin to arrive in India shortly to hold 21st India-Russia summit
Russian President Vladimir Putin to arrive in India shortly to hold the 21st annual India-Russia summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Dec 06, 2021 06:16 AM IST
IMD predicts light-intensity rain in Noida, Bhiwadi
The Indian Meterological Department has predicted light-intensity rain/drizzle in adjoining areas of NCR ( Chhapraula, Noida, Dadri, Greater Noida, Ballabhgarh) and Bhiwadi (Rajasthan) during the next 2 hours, reported news agency ANI.
Dec 06, 2021 05:47 AM IST
India’s Omicron tally rises to 21
The Omicron variant has been spreading fast in India. In the last one week, the number of people who contracted the new variant of the coronavirus rose to 21. Read more
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Boy beheads pregnant sister, takes selfies with severed head
The boy and his mother have been arrested after they surrendered at the Virgoan police station and confessed to the crime, according to the police.
Published on Dec 06, 2021 02:11 PM IST
Rajnath Singh points to ‘extraordinary militarisation’ of India’s neighbourhood
Defence minister Rajnath Singh didn’t name any country in his opening remarks at the inaugural India-Russia 2+2 dialogue of defence and foreign ministers, but there was little doubt he was referring to China
Published on Dec 06, 2021 01:59 PM IST
Opposition continues to disrupt Rajya Sabha over suspension of MPs
Earlier, Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu refused to take up the issue of suspension for discussion and informed the House that home minister Amit Shah will make a statement on the Nagaland killings
Published on Dec 06, 2021 01:47 PM IST
Delhi govt to organise play on BR Ambedkar next month
Talking about the Covid-19 situation in Delhi, Kejriwal said he was closely monitoring the situation and requested residents not to panic
Published on Dec 06, 2021 01:46 PM IST
Range over 3 football fields, lightweight: All about AK-203 assault rifles
AK-203 assault rifles will enhance the operational effectiveness of the Indian Army in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations, the government has said.
Published on Dec 06, 2021 01:20 PM IST
Wasim Rizvi, ex-chairman of Shia Waqf Board in UP, converts to Hinduism
Wasim Rizvi will be associated with the Tyagi community after being converted to Hinduism. His new name will be Jitendra Narayan Singh Tyagi. He had courted controversy last month after releasing a book on the Prophet Muhammad.
Published on Dec 06, 2021 01:13 PM IST
India, Russia conclude AK-203 deal, renew 10-year pact for military cooperation
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the project last week. The AK-203 rifles will replace INSAS rifles inducted more than three decades ago
Updated on Dec 06, 2021 01:48 PM IST
Jaishankar, Lavrov speak of trust, confidence ahead of annual bilateral summit
The leadership of India and Russia have a relationship of great trust and confidence, India’s external affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov said on Monday
Published on Dec 06, 2021 12:40 PM IST
India inks deal with Russia for procurement of AK-203 assault rifles
- Defence minister Rajnath Singh and his Russian counterpart General Sergey Shoigu signed a contract for procurement of over six lakh AK-203 assault rifles through Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd and an agreement on military-technical cooperation from 2021-2031.
Published on Dec 06, 2021 12:30 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor steps aside as Sansad TV host amid Rajya Sabha suspension row
Tharoor said his continued involvement in hosting the show was no feasible considering his solidarity with the suspended parliamentarians
Published on Dec 06, 2021 11:50 AM IST
‘Important to keep this momentum’, says Modi as 50% fully jabbed against Covid
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also stressed on the need to keep following all other Covid-19 related protocols such as wearing face masks and maintaining social distance.
Published on Dec 06, 2021 10:56 AM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Amit Shah to give statement in Parliament on Nagaland firing incident
- Union home minister Amit Shah is expected to speak in Lok Sabha as well in Rajya Sabha in the afternoon on the Nagaland incident.
Published on Dec 06, 2021 10:23 AM IST