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Dec 15, 2021 02:44 PM IST
West Bengal reports 1st case of Omicron variant
West Bengal has reported its first case of Omicron after a 7-year-old boy tested positive for the new coronavirus variant, PTI reported on Wednciting the state’s health department.
Dec 15, 2021 02:32 PM IST
Omicron to be dominant variant by mid-January, reports AP citing EU official
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday that Omicron is expected to be the dominant coronavirus variant in the 27-nation bloc by mid-January.
Dec 15, 2021 02:28 PM IST
3 Union ministers to brief cabinet at 3pm
Union ministers Anurag Singh Thakur, Ashwini Vaishnaw and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will brief cabinet at 3pm at the National Media Centre in Delhi.
Dec 15, 2021 02:16 PM IST
PM Modi to participate in Homage and Reception Ceremony of Swarnim Vijay Mashaals at National War Memorial
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in Homage and Reception ceremony of Swarnim Vijay Mashaals at National War Memorial on 16 December: Prime Minister’s Office
Dec 15, 2021 02:09 PM IST
Mumbai NCB raids multiple locations after arrest of foreigner for smuggling narcotics
Mumbai NCB raids underway at three places following the arrest of a foreign national for smuggling of narcotics, yesterday.
Dec 15, 2021 01:33 PM IST
At least 9 killed after bus falls into stream in Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari
At least 9 people have died after a bus fell into a stream in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
Dec 15, 2021 01:00 PM IST
PM Modi condoles Coonoor crash survivor Group Captain Varun Singh’s demise
Group Captain Varun Singh served the nation with pride, valour and utmost professionalism. I am extremely anguished by his passing away. His rich service to the nation will never be forgotten. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 15, 2021
Dec 15, 2021 12:43 PM IST
Group Captain Varun Singh, sole survivor of IAF chopper crash, succumbs to injuries, informs IAF
“IAF is deeply saddened to inform the passing away of braveheart Group Captain Varun Singh, who succumbed this morning to the injuries sustained in the helicopter accident on 08 Dec 21. IAF offers sincere condolences and stands firmly with the bereaved family,” the Indian Air Force said in a statement.
Dec 15, 2021 12:29 PM IST
Supreme Court junks Maharashtra’s petition to make 2011 caste census public
Supreme Court junks Maharashtra government’s petition to make public the 2011 caste census data. SC says it can’t entertain a petition by the state when the Union Govt has maintained that the data is unusable and is fraught with mistakes.
Dec 15, 2021 11:26 AM IST
Calcutta HC refuses to stay upcoming municipal corporation elections
Calcutta High Court refuses to stay the upcoming Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections. It directs State Election Commission to discuss how quick the remaining elections could be undertaken on the tentative dates and within minimum phases. Next hearing on 23rd Dec. pic.twitter.com/09ACHUWeB5
— ANI (@ANI) December 15, 2021
Dec 15, 2021 11:09 AM IST
Our movement is suspended, not withdrawn: Tikait at Delhi-UP border
“I am thankful to everyone who has been with us. I also extend my gratitude to the people who ran langars, villagers who brought essentials for us. Talks underway with the Centre after withdrawal of 3 farm laws. Our movement is suspended, not withdrawn,” BKU leader Rakesh Tikait tells news agency ANI.
Dec 15, 2021 10:28 AM IST
WATCH | Farmer celebrate as they leave protest site on Delhi-UP border
Farmers celebrate as they leave their protest site in Kaushambi at the Delhi-UP border. The year-long protest was called off by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) after the Centre revoked the three contentious farm laws on the first day of Parliament winter session.
Dec 15, 2021 08:54 AM IST
Finance minister Sitharaman to begin pre-Budget consultations with stakeholders today
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will begin her pre-Budget consultations with different stakeholder groups from today with the first meeting with the experts of agriculture and agro-processing industry. The meetings will be held virtually.
Dec 15, 2021 08:53 AM IST
Watch | President Kovind leaves for Dhaka for Bangladesh’s 50th Victory Day celebrations
President Ram Nath Kovind has left for Dhaka for a state visit to Bangladesh. He will attend Bangladesh’s 50th Victory Day celebrations as the guest of honour.
Dec 15, 2021 08:33 AM IST
Anti-corruption raid at AIADMK minister’s residence, offices in Tamil Nadu
Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-corruption raid former AIADMK minister P Thangamani’s residence and office at more than 60 places including Erode, Namakkal in Tamil Nadu.
Dec 15, 2021 07:54 AM IST
Fire breaks out at godown in Thane’s Bhiwandi, fire tenders reach spot
A fire broke out at the godown of a complex in Thane’s Bhiwandi area, this morning. Four fire tenders rushed to the spot. No one injured, says Thane Municipal Corporation.
Dec 15, 2021 07:46 AM IST
US House passes bill to ban goods made with forced labour from China’s Xinjiang, reports Bloomberg
US House of Representatives have passed bill approving approved Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act that economically sanctions goods made with forced labor from China’s Xinjiang and sold to the United States, Bloomberg reported.
Dec 15, 2021 07:41 AM IST
Barricades clear up at Delhi’s Singhu border as farmers end year-long stir
The Delhi Police on Tuesday dismantled almost all barricades at the Singhu border that were erected to prevent the protesting farmers from moving towards the national capital.
Farmers started leaving the protest site on the Delhi-Haryana border on Saturday after the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) suspended the agitation following the repeal of the Centre’s three farm laws and the government conceding to its other demands.
Dec 15, 2021 07:32 AM IST
One terrorist killed in overnight encounter in J&K’s Pulwama: Police
One unidentified terrorist has been neutralized in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. The operation is underway. Details awaited, informed Kashmir Zone Police.
An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Rajpura area of Pulwama last night.
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The bench did not give SEC a free hand and directed it to disclose in the next hearing, the tentative time schedule and the minimum phases required for holding elections in the remaining civic bodies
Published on Dec 15, 2021 02:44 PM IST
The declaration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s spirited climate-control plans at the COP26 Summit has led to the channeling of more funds into clean energy initiatives when compared to the coal-powered ones.
Published on Dec 15, 2021 02:38 PM IST
Wednesday’s meeting saw a united Opposition, including leaders from the Congress, the NCP, the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Shiv Sena, approaching Naidu to resolve the issue
Published on Dec 15, 2021 02:38 PM IST
On October 12, 2020, Singh was flying a test sortie in the LCA when an emergency developed due to the failure of cockpit pressurisation at a high altitude. Group Captain Varun Singh regained control of the aircraft showing exceptional courage and flying skills.
Published on Dec 15, 2021 02:36 PM IST
The ban was announced amid border tensions between India and China which have not been resolved fully despite multiple rounds of negotiations at the diplomatic and military levels
Published on Dec 15, 2021 02:29 PM IST
Samples taken from a 24-year-old woman from Kenya and a 23-year-old man from Somalia were sent for genome sequencing. The results were revealed on Tuesday night
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 02:12 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about Singh’s demise. “I am extremely anguished by his passing away… Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti,” the PM wrote
Published on Dec 15, 2021 01:55 PM IST
Pulwama encounter: A case has been registered under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated, the Jammu and Kashmir Police added in the statement. The terrorist killed today was involved in several crimes, the police said.
Published on Dec 15, 2021 01:42 PM IST
Temporary measures, experts say, are meant to prevent any further build-up in the air pollution levels and only buy time for the wind to pick up
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 01:55 PM IST
- Speaking to news agency PTI, a senior police officer said the concrete barriers and other obstacles have been cleared from the Singhu border. However, the road is not open for traffic yet.
Published on Dec 15, 2021 01:16 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi
He had been on the run for the past 14 years and the Interpol issued a Red Corner Notice against him in 2015 based on the applications of Mumbai and Thane police
Published on Dec 15, 2021 01:10 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Captain Singh, saying, “… I am extremely anguished by his passing away. His rich service to the nation will never be forgotten. Condolences to his family and friends.”
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 12:52 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
It is not the first time VCs have been accused of corruption, mostly related to purchase of books and answer-books or tenders and some of them were removed by the Raj Bhawan in the last one decade
Published on Dec 15, 2021 12:43 PM IST
Before Gurugram, Noida in Uttar Pradesh, another state ruled by the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), had prevented Muslims in December 2018 from offering namaz at public parks without prior permission.
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 12:38 PM IST