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Updated on Jan 17, 2022 10:52 PM IST
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Jan 17, 2022 10:51 PM IST
Haryana reports 9,204 new Covid-19 cases, active caseload at 54,814
Haryana saw 9,204 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours and the death toll stood at 10,116, reports ANI. The active caseload stood at 54,814.
Jan 17, 2022 10:31 PM IST
UAE condemns ‘heinous Houthi attack’ after 3 killed in suspected drone strike
UAE condemned the “heinous Houthi attack” after three people were killed in a suspected drone strike, reports AFP.
Jan 17, 2022 09:53 PM IST
No alliance in Goa yet, will contest Manipur polls with Congress: NCP’s Nawab Malik
Nationalist Congress Party leader Nawab Malik said that his party couldn’t form a pre-poll alliance with the Congress in Goa due to “some local leaders,” reports ANI.
“Tomorrow, our general secretary and a minister will visit Goa to talk about the alliance. We will contest the Manipur polls in alliance with Congress,” he said.
Jan 17, 2022 08:51 PM IST
India emerged as the world’s largest pharma producer: PM Modi in address at WEF Davos Agenda
“During Covid, we witnessed how India walked the vision of ‘One Earth, One Health’ and provided medicines and vaccines to several countries, saving numerous lives.
Today, India has become the pharmacy to the world – the third largest producer,” PM Modi said in his address at the World Economic Forum, Davos.
Jan 17, 2022 08:43 PM IST
India gives entire world ‘a bouquet of hope’, says PM Modi in address to World Economic Forum
“Today, India is facing another Covid wave and is moving forward financially with positive mood.
In just 1 year, India has administered nearly 160 crore Covid vaccine doses. A democracy such as India has given the entire world a bouquet of hope,” Modi said.
Jan 17, 2022 08:25 PM IST
Karnataka logs 27,156 new Covid-19 cases, 14 deaths
Karnataka saw 27,156 new Covid-19 cases and 14 related deaths as the total caseload reached 3,247,243 and the death toll climbed to 38,445. The active caseload stood at 217,297.
Jan 17, 2022 08:02 PM IST
West Bengal eases Covid curbs, gyms allowed to operate at 50%
West Bengal govt eases COVID-19 restrictions in the state.
Gyms can operate with 50% capacity till 9pm, Jatra shall be allowed with 50% capacity till 9pm and outdoor shooting for films and TV programmes allowed in the state following COVID appropriate protocols pic.twitter.com/fQiFEyXB7F
— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2022
Gyms have been allowed to operate at 50% upto 9pm and Jatras have been allowed also until 9pm with 50% capacity at outdoor venues and 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is lower, in case of indoor venues.
The state also allowed outdoor shootings for films and TV programmes following Covid protocols.
Jan 17, 2022 07:54 PM IST
Manipur sees 32 new Omicron Covid-19 cases
Manipur reported 32 new Omicron Covid-19 cases and the state’s tally went up to 39, news agency ANI reported.
Jan 17, 2022 07:40 PM IST
Mumbai sees 5,956 new Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths
With 5,956 new Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths, Mumbai’s total caseload reached 1,005,818 and the death toll climbed to 16,469.
Jan 17, 2022 06:55 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh logs 15,622 new Covid-19 cases, 9 deaths
Uttar Pradesh logged 15,622 new Covid-19 cases and nine more deaths, reports PTI.
Jan 17, 2022 06:05 PM IST
With 12,527 new cases, Delhi records 31.4% drop in daily Covid-19 tally; tests down to 44,762
Delhi reported 12,527 new Covid-19 cases and 24 deaths as the city’s total caseload reached 1,722,497 and the death toll climbed to 25,387.
Jan 17, 2022 06:02 PM IST
‘Will deeply hurt sentiments, patriotic feelings’: TN CM Stalin to Modi on rejection of Republic Day tableau
குடியரசு தின அணிவகுப்பில், தமிழ்நாட்டிலிருந்து நாட்டின் விடுதலைக்காகப் போராடிய வீரர்களின் உருவங்கள் அடங்கிய ஊர்தி இடம்பெறுவது மறுக்கப்பட்டிருப்பது குறித்து மாண்புமிகு முதலமைச்சர் @mkstalin அவர்கள் மாண்புமிகு பிரதமர் @narendramodi அவர்களுக்குக் கடிதம் எழுதியுள்ளார். pic.twitter.com/l33BpS3WXc
— CMOTamilNadu (@CMOTamilnadu) January 17, 2022
Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin wrote to PM Modi after the state’s tableau was excluded from the Republic Day parade, seeking his intervention.
Jan 17, 2022 04:38 PM IST
India may begin vaccinating 12-14-year-olds from March, says Covid-19 task force head Dr NK Arora
India may begin inoculating children in 12-14 age group against COVID-19 in March as 15-18 population is likely to get fully vaccinated by then: Dr N K Arora, chairman of COVID-19 working group of NTAGI
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) January 17, 2022
Jan 17, 2022 04:26 PM IST
Karnataka CM chairs meet with state health minister, senior officials to review Covid-19 situation
Jan 17, 2022 03:23 PM IST
Goa shuts Raj Bhavan to public until Jan 23 due to Covid-19 surge
Goa Raj Bhavan has been closed for visitors for one week until January 23, due to rising Covid-19 cases in the state, reports ANI.
Jan 17, 2022 03:18 PM IST
‘No serious symptoms among Covid-19 cases in Indore, most under home isolation’: Official
Indore chief medical health officer BS Setia said that no serious symptoms were found among Covid-19 cases in the city and majority of them were under home isolation, reports ANI.
There were 1890 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday and the active caseload stood at 10,313.
“153 patients are hospitalized, 12 cases with comorbidities needed ICU & 28 needed oxygen-beds,” he said.
Jan 17, 2022 02:26 PM IST
EC postpones Punjab assembly election, voting to take place on Feb 20
Election Commission has decided to reschedule the Punjab assembly elections in the following manner:
1. Date of Notification: 25th January 2022 (Tuesday)
2. Last date of Nomination: 1st February 2022 (Tuesday)
3. Date of Scrutiny: 2nd February 2022 (Wednesday)
4. Date of Withdrawal: 4th February 2022 (Friday)
5. Date of Poll: 20th February 2022 (Sunday).
Jan 17, 2022 01:47 PM IST
UP assembly polls: Akhilesh calls for ‘Ann Sankalp’, promises MSP, interest-free loans, loans and pensions for farmers
“As we just took Ann Sankalp, prompted by farmers issues, we announced that on forming the government, MSP will be implemented on all crops and will clear all dues to cane farmers within 15 days…And for this if we need to constitute Farmers’ Revolving Fund, then we will form it to ensure timely payments to farmers,” Akhilesh Yadav said.
“Also the SP government will make provision for interest-free loans, insurance, and pension for farmers,” he added, noting that these promises will be added in SP’s manifesto along with the already promised free power to farmers for irrigation.
Jan 17, 2022 01:37 PM IST
ECI allows authorised media persons to cast votes through postal ballots
Jan 17, 2022 01:36 PM IST
‘BJP campaigning door-to-door for 5 days,’ says Chhattisgarh CM Bhagel, fumes over FIR for alleged poll violation
“Why was the FIR only against me? How will election campaign happen like this? Why was there no FIR against BJP’s election campaign in Amroha? EC’s biasness is visible at the beginning itself… The election commission should give a demo on how to do election campaigning. We will do it exactly like that. BJP has been campaigning door-to-door for 5 days in Amroha, why are there no actions on that? I campaigned only y’day. EC should be fair,” Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Bhagel lashes out at Election Commission over alleged poll violation.
Jan 17, 2022 12:33 PM IST
AAP to announce name of Punjab CM candidate tomorrow at 12 noon, says Arvind Kejriwal
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal said that the name of Punjab CM candidate will be announced tomorrow at 12pm.
Jan 17, 2022 11:46 AM IST
100% Delhi population vaccinated with 1st dose, 80% with both shots: Satyendar Jain
Delhi to report around 14,000-15,000 cases today, much less than yesterday. Around 2.85 crore doses have been administered in Delhi; 100 per cent eligible population inoculated with 1st dose, 80 per cent with 2nd dose, and 1.28 lakh people received precautionary dose, says Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain.
Jan 17, 2022 11:07 AM IST
PM Modi condoles Padma Shri Shanti Devi’s death, says ‘ will be remembered as voice for the poor’
“Shanti Devi Ji will be remembered as a voice of the poor and underprivileged. She worked selflessly to remove suffering and create a healthier as well as just society. Pained by her demise. My thoughts are with her family and countless admirers. Om Shanti,” tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A social worker and Padma Shri awardee, Shanti Devi passed away on Sunday night at her residence in Gunupur, Rayagada district of Odisha.
Jan 17, 2022 10:12 AM IST
Will work for Congress, form govt in Uttarakhand: Expelled BJP minister Harak Singh Rawat
“Congress Party will form government in Uttarakhand. I will work for Congress party,” said the expelled Uttarakhand BJP Minister Harak Singh Rawat, speaking to news agency ANI.
Jan 17, 2022 09:08 AM IST
India’s Covid-19 tally drops slightly with 258,089 cases, deaths up by 385
India registered a slight drop in daily Covid-19 tally. A total of 258,089 fresh cases recorded today, while the death count rises marginally with 385 fatalities. Active cases stand at over 1.65 million.
Jan 17, 2022 08:43 AM IST
Massive fire at cloth factory in Bhiwandi, property worth crores gutted in blaze
Property worth crores gutted in a massive fire that broke out in a closed cloth factory last night in Kazi compound, Bhiwandi. Cause behind fire not yet clear; fire brigades reached the spot at earliest. No casualties reported yet, said Thane Municipal Corporation.
Jan 17, 2022 08:42 AM IST
UK police arrest 2 teenagers in South Manchester in connection with Texas synagogue attack, reports AFP
UK police arrest two teenagers in South Manchester over Texas synagogue attack.
Jan 17, 2022 06:58 AM IST
Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj dies at 83, announces relative
Legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passed away, news agency ANI reported citing a relative. It is being said that he had a massive heart attack. He was 83.
Jan 17, 2022 06:41 AM IST
Two teenagers held in connection with Texas synagogue attack
Officers of UK’s Counter Terrorism Policing have made two arrests in relation to the Texas synagogue attack. Two teenagers were detained in South Manchester on Sunday evening, the police said.
Jan 17, 2022 05:38 AM IST
BJP’s final list of candidates for Goa polls to be announced on January 19
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who arrived at the Goa airport early on Monday after meeting BJP leaders in the national capital said that the final list of candidates for the assembly elections will be announced on January 19.
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The approval on December 25 from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) came nearly 10 weeks after the subject expert committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) recommended Covaxin’s use in children on October 12 last year
Published on Jan 17, 2022 11:10 PM IST
The guidelines continued to recommend emergency use authorisation or off-label use of remdesivir in patients with “moderate to severe” disease and those with no renal or hepatic dysfunction within 10 days of the onset of any symptom.
Published on Jan 17, 2022 10:55 PM IST
Prime Minister Narednra Modi addressed the World Economic Forum and hailed India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive and spoke about topics such as economic reforms, climate change, digital infrastructure, digital payments and also called for investments in the country.
Published on Jan 17, 2022 10:19 PM IST
Tamil Nadu health minister Ma Subramanian said that all beneficiaries between 15 and 18 years of age in the state have been vaccinated with one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Published on Jan 17, 2022 10:14 PM IST
Like the rest of the country, Assam has witnessed a rise in Covid-19 cases since the beginning of this month with new infections doubling nearly every three days. The overall recovery rate, which was over 98% at the end of last month, came down to 95.18% on Monday.
Published on Jan 17, 2022 10:11 PM IST
In his WEF Davos Agenda address today, the Prime Minister reiterated India’s “clean, green, sustainable, and reliable” energy goals, which entails a net-zero carbon emission target by 2070.
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 09:43 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Bihar BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal launched an offensive against the Nitish Kumar-led JDU and demanded the arrest of award-winning playwright Daya Prakash Sinha for alleged controversial remarks against Emperor Asoka.
Published on Jan 17, 2022 09:32 PM IST
On Monday, Kolkata registered 1,879 fresh cases of the Covid-19 infection. According to statistics published by the Union health ministry, the weekly positivity rate of Kolkata, which had shot up to 57.9% between January 2 and January 8, has dropped to 53.5% between January 10 and January 16.
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 09:20 PM IST
PM Modi spoke about how lifestyle changes were essential to fight the climate crisis. “The current throwaway culture and consumerism have made climate challenge more serious.”
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 10:32 PM IST
On January 8, barely days before the Ganga Sagar fair started in South 24 Parganas; Banerjee held meetings with the district’s bureaucrats and doctors and said in public that he personally felt that all religious festivals and the coming civic body elections should be put on hold for two months.
Published on Jan 17, 2022 08:27 PM IST
Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin said the theme “Tamil Nadu in the Freedom Struggle” was chosen in line with the Centre’s theme for this year, “India @75- Freedom Struggle, Ideas @ 75, Achievements @75, Actions @75, & Resolve @ 75”.
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 07:17 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
A Pakistani national was the third victim of the explosions and fires that followed a suspected drone attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Abu Dhabi.
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 08:00 PM IST