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Dec 27, 2021 04:55 PM IST
First case of Omicron variant detected in Northeast
The first case of Omicron, the fast-spreading variant of coronavirus, was detected in Northeast on Monday after a male passenger with a travel history to Tanzania tested positive for the new strain.
Dec 27, 2021 04:13 PM IST
Delhi’s daily Covid-19 tally goes up to 331
Delhi has reported 331 Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally from the viral infection in the union territory to 14,43,683. The positivity rate has risen to 0.68 per cent. Read more
Dec 27, 2021 03:48 PM IST
Haryana cabinet expansion tomorrow, new ministers to take oath at 4 pm
Haryana cabinet expansion to take place tomorrow. New ministers of the state cabinet are expected to take oath tomorrow at 4pm: CMO
Dec 27, 2021 02:50 PM IST
Goa reports 1st Omicron case, 8-year-old boy with travelling history to UK found infected
Goa reported its first Omicron case on Monday after a 8-year-old boy with travelling history to UK was found infected with the new strain of the coronavirus. Read more
Dec 27, 2021 02:15 PM IST
BMC calls meeting with health, ward officers over rising Covid-19 cases in Mumbai
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Iqbal Chahal has called a meeting on Monday with health and ward officers over rising Covid-19 cases in Mumbai.
Dec 27, 2021 01:06 PM IST
Kerala top performing state in Niti Aayog health index
Kerala top state in overall health performance among larger states, Uttar Pradesh the worst, says the fourth Health Index by Niti Aayog.
Dec 27, 2021 01:00 PM IST
Local Covid-19 containment measures, curbs may be imposed, as needed: Centre tells states
In fresh advisory, Centre tells states that local Covid-19 containment measures, curbs may be imposed, as needed, in festive season.
Dec 27, 2021 11:46 AM IST
Afghanistan universities yet to reopen, money just a reason listed by Taliban
The Taliban have said universities in Afghanistan are yet to open because of the economic crisis facing the country and also over the issue of co-education.
Dec 27, 2021 10:38 AM IST
Maharashtra: 35 police personnel, govt employees test positive in 2 days
As many as 35 people including police personnel and government employees test positive for Covid-19 during the RT-PCR testing of 2,300 people conducted in the last 2 days during the Winter Session of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly: Vidhan Bhavan
Dec 27, 2021 09:36 AM IST
Sensex tanks over 400 points in opening session; Nifty trades at 16,875
Sensex tanks 444.83 points to 56,679.48 in opening session, Nifty tumbles 128.40 points to 16,875.35.
Dec 27, 2021 09:35 AM IST
India’s daily Covid-19 tally falls 6.52%, Omicron count goes up to 578
With 6,531 new cases, India’s daily Covid-19 tally falls 6.52%, according to the Union health ministry’ website. Meanwhile, the Omicron count has goes up to 578, the ministy also informed.
Dec 27, 2021 08:50 AM IST
BSF recoveres 3 IEDs in Odisha
Special Operations team of Border Security Force (BSF) has recovered 3 IEDs adjacent to a road near Tentulipadar in Swabhimaan Anchal in Odisha onSunday, informs BSF in statement.
Dec 27, 2021 07:55 AM IST
Ex-Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh’s judicial custody to end today
Anil Deshmukh’s custody was extended earlier this month, hours after suspended police officer Sachin Waze told the state-appointed inquiry commission the former home minister had neither made any monetary demands nor was any money collected from Mumbai’s bar owners or people related to them.
Dec 27, 2021 07:13 AM IST
60 and above: What you need to get third Covid-19 vaccine jab
People aged 60 years and above will be given a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine from January 10 next year if they suffer from certain co-morbid conditions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Saturday. PM Modi called the third shot a precaution dose.
Dec 27, 2021 06:21 AM IST
PM Modi to launch hydropower projects worth ₹11,000 crore in Himachal today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visit Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation for hydropower projects worth more than ₹11,000 crore. Included among these is the Renukaji Dam project, lying pending for around three decades.
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2021 in numbers: In all, 480,000 people have died due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the country since March 2020, according to figures compiled from state bulletins. 69% of these deaths took place in 2021.
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 04:50 PM IST
Goa reported its first case of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus after an eight-year-old boy who arrived in the state from the UK on December 17 was found to be positive with the virus in reports that came in only on Monday, state health minister Vishwajit Rane announced
Published on Dec 27, 2021 04:43 PM IST
- Health minister Vishwajit Rane said necessary measures will be taken by the Goa government based on advice from an expert committee.
Published on Dec 27, 2021 04:37 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Panaji
- If the positive rate remains over 0.5 per cent for two consecutive days, a yellow alert under the graded action response plan comes into effect.
Published on Dec 27, 2021 04:28 PM IST
The health index released by government think tank Niti Aayog said that Tamil Nadu and Telangana have emerged as the second and third best performers, respectively, on health parameters.
Published on Dec 27, 2021 04:27 PM IST
Eight policemen, including a Circle Inspector, were injured in the violence.
Published on Dec 27, 2021 04:03 PM IST
- Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister inaugurated various hydropower projects worth ₹11,000 crore.
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 03:59 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Mandi
- The Indian Army has assured the people of Nagaland that the inquiry into the incident is progressing in an expeditious manner.
Published on Dec 27, 2021 03:06 PM IST
Many governments and healthcare experts have warned that there is no room for complacency. The coronavirus disease has wreaked havoc across the world for two years, and casts a shadow on 2022 also.
Published on Dec 27, 2021 01:56 PM IST
Several states have already strengthened curbs in districts reporting high case positivity rates along with measures such as bringing back the night curfew or strictly regulating large gatherings.
Published on Dec 27, 2021 01:29 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi