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Dec 12, 2021 06:51 PM IST
Kerala’s first Omicron case reported from Kochi
First case of Omicron reported in Kochi, Kerala. The concerned returned from the UK to Kochi on December 6. He tested Covid-19 positive on December 8: Veena George, Kerala health minister
Dec 12, 2021 06:28 PM IST
Kerala: 3777 new Covid-19 cases and 34 deaths
Kerala logs 3777 new Covid-19 cases, 3856 recoveries and 34 deaths. Active cases at 38,361 while toll rises to 42,967.
Dec 12, 2021 06:06 PM IST
IAF chopper crash: Tributes paid to Havildar Satpal Rai
Military personnel pay tribute to Havaldar Satpal Rai at 158 Base Hospital in West Bengal’s Bagdogra.
Dec 12, 2021 05:36 PM IST
‘We organise meetings wherever people call us’: Rakesh Tikait
We organise meetings wherever people call us and is required. We are going to Wardha, Maharashtra on December 19 and to Tamil Nadu on December 17: Rakesh Tikait, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson and Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) leader
Dec 12, 2021 05:01 PM IST
Police identify terrorist killed in J&K encounter
The terrorist killed in today’s Awantipora encounter has been identified as Sameer Ahmad Tantray. He had links with the JeM and was part of groups involved in several terror crime cases. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered: Jammu and Kashmir Police
Dec 12, 2021 04:23 PM IST
IAF chopper crash: Lt Col Harjinder Singh cremated in Delhi
Last rites of Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh, staff officer to late CDS General Bipin Rawat, held with full military honours in Delhi’s Brar Square.
Dec 12, 2021 03:49 PM IST
Nagpur reports its first Omicron case
Nagpur’s first case of Omicron found in a 40-year-old man, says municipal commissioner Radhakrishnan B.
Dec 12, 2021 03:31 PM IST
Farmers protest: Traffic restored at Tikri border
Traffic restored on both carriageways of Delhi-Haryana Tikri border as farmers leave after suspension of their agitation.
Dec 12, 2021 02:59 PM IST
3 ‘suspected cases’ of Omicron in Pakistan
Pakistan’s National Institute of Health (NIH) has said it is analysing three ‘suspected cases’ of the Omicron Covid-19 variant. The sample results will be received by Monday, an NIH official said.
Dec 12, 2021 02:18 PM IST
IAF chopper crash: MP govt announces financial aid for Lance Naik’s kin
We are proud that Naik Jitendra Kumar was born in Madhya Pradesh. He was a very brave soldier. His family is my family now. We will give Rs.1 crore to his family and his daughter Sunita will get a job. The village school will be named after him: Shivraj Singh Chouhan, chief minister
Dec 12, 2021 01:44 PM IST
India’s Omicron tally climbs to 36, latest case of variant reported from Karnataka
Third case of Omicron detected in Karnataka. A 34-year-old returnee from South Africa has tested positive. He is isolated & being treated in a govt hospital. 5 primary and 15 secondary contacts traced and their samples sent for testing: Karnataka Health Minister Dr Sudhakar K
Dec 12, 2021 12:47 PM IST
‘Careful while chasing high returns’: RBI Governor to depositors
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das cautioned depositors to be careful while chasing high returns as it comes with higher risk.
Das said high returns come with higher risk, so depositors should be discerning enough while chasing returns. He was speaking at the ‘Depositors First: Guaranteed Time-bound Deposit Insurance Payment up to ₹5 lakh.’
Dec 12, 2021 12:21 PM IST
National Omicron tally climbs to 35
After Chandigarh, Andhra Pradesh records first case of Omicron variant. WIth this the national tally has climbed to 35.
Dec 12, 2021 12:09 PM IST
20-year-old man from Italy tests positive for Omicron: Chandigarh health department
A 20-year-old man from Italy, who landed in India on Nov 22 and was diagnosed with Covid on December 1, has tested positive for Omicron variant. He is fully vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine. He has been tested for Covid-19 again today and the report is awaited, news agency ANI reported citing Chandigarh health department.
Dec 12, 2021 11:44 AM IST
UK, French foreign ministers discuss ‘challenging aggressors like Russia’
UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Saturday discussed international and bilateral issues with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Liverpool, during the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting.
Dec 12, 2021 11:07 AM IST
Late CDS General Bipin Rawat’s pre-recorded message played at an event in Delhi
#WATCH Late CDS General Bipin Rawat’s pre-recorded message played at an event on the occasion ‘Swarnim Vijay Parv’ inaugurated today at India Gate lawns in Delhi. This message was recorded on December 7.
(Source: Indian Army) pic.twitter.com/trWYx7ogSy
— ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2021
Late CDS General Bipin Rawat’s pre-recorded message played at an event on the occasion ‘Swarnim Vijay Parv’ inaugurated today at India Gate lawns in Delhi. This message was recorded on December 7.
Dec 12, 2021 10:34 AM IST
Very happy to seen Bangladesh on path of development: Rajnath Singh
India has contributed to the establishment of democracy in Bangladesh. Today we are very happy that in the last 50 years Bangladesh has progressed on the path of development, says Union minister of defence Rajnath Singh at inaugural ceremony of ‘Swarnim Vijay Parv’ in Delhi
Dec 12, 2021 09:22 AM IST
India reports 7,774 Covid-19 infections in last 24 hours
India continues downward trend in daily Covid-19 tally with 7,774 infections. Active cases decline to 92,281.
Dec 12, 2021 09:15 AM IST
‘No signs of any other impact’: Twitter after PM Modi’s account is ‘briefly compromised’
We have 24×7 open lines of communication with the PM’s Office and our teams took necessary steps to secure the compromised account as soon as we became aware of this activity. Our probe revealed that there’re no signs of any other impacted accounts at this time: Twitter spokesperson
Dec 12, 2021 08:45 AM IST
Omicron cases in India: Maharashtra has highest number, Delhi adds another
Omicron cases in India have risen to 33 with Maharastra reporting the highest number of infections of the latest variant of the coronavirus. Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Karnataka have also reported cases of the new coronavirus variant, according to local officials. Read More
Dec 12, 2021 07:48 AM IST
One terrorist killed in ongoing encounter in Awantipora
One terrorist neutralized in an ongoing encounter between security forces and terrorists in Baragam area of Awantipora, says IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar.
Dec 12, 2021 07:41 AM IST
Encounter breaks out between terrorists and security forces in Awantipora town of J-K
Encounter has started at Baragam area of Awantipora in Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow, tweets police.
Dec 12, 2021 06:41 AM IST
Rahul, Priyanka to address ‘decisive’ rally against inflation in Jaipur today
Senior Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will address a rally in Rajasthan’s Jaipur on Sunday against rising prices in the country, which the opposition party has said will be “a decisive fight” against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre.
Dec 12, 2021 06:15 AM IST
PM Modi’s Twitter handle ‘briefly compromised’: PMO after bitcoin link share
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter handle was “very briefly compromised” and was secured later, after a link promising a bitcoin giveaway was shared on the account, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Sunday. Read More
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Congress fertilised the ground for Hindutva and now they are trying to harvest majoritarianism, Asaduddin Owaisi tweeted reacting to Rahul Gandhi’s Jaipur speech.
Published on Dec 12, 2021 05:36 PM IST
General Rawat, his wife Madhulika Raje Singh Rawat, the CDS’s defence assistant Brigadier LS Lidder and his staff officer Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh were among the 13 people killed in the Mi-17V5 helicopter crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.
Published on Dec 12, 2021 05:34 PM IST
On Saturday, the Trinamool announced the scheme which they labelled the Griha Laxmi Scheme promising one woman per household will be given ₹5,000 per month covering all the estimated 3.50 lakh families in Goa.
Published on Dec 12, 2021 04:50 PM IST
Maharashtra, as of now, has the highest number of Omicron cases in the country. Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh reported the first Omicron cases on Sunday.
Published on Dec 12, 2021 03:55 PM IST
ByHindustan Times | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
Targetting Priyanka Gandhi’s video of dancing with tribal women in Goa which was tweeted by the official handle of the Congress on December 10, Pushkar Singh Dhami said, “The day his last rites were performed, a political party was celebrating. They should be ashamed. After all, they live in this country.”
Published on Dec 12, 2021 03:28 PM IST
Former Union minister P Chidambaram said that the scheme would cost ₹2,100 crore a year, if ₹5,000 was given to women in 350,000 households in the state.
Updated on Dec 12, 2021 03:21 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
According to an official order signed by the first-class executive magistrate of south Srinagar, based on a ‘report’ received from the senior superintendent of police, “It is hereby ordered that the scheduled youth conference that is to be held by PDP at Gupkar is hereby not allowed.”
Published on Dec 12, 2021 02:23 PM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
Shashi Tharoor said allodoxaphobia is not only the word of the day, but also the word of last seven years. Ahead of the UP elections, the bugle for which has already been sounded, Tharoor explained the word using UP’s example.
Published on Dec 12, 2021 02:20 PM IST
The first Omicron cases of the country were also reported from Karnataka, where a doctor and a South African national tested positive for the latest variant of the coronavirus.
Published on Dec 12, 2021 01:55 PM IST
- Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das were also present at the event.