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24 Dec 2020India
First indigenous vaccine against pneumonia to be launched next week
The first indigenous vaccine against pneumonia, developed by Serum Institute of India (SII), is slated to be launched by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and made available in the domestic market early next week, official sources said on Wednesday.
24 Dec 2020Narendra Modi
Protesting farmers are 'open to talks' but want concrete proposal
Farmers, protesting at the borders of Delhi for nearly a month now, have replied to the Centre saying they are not averse to talks but the government should come up with a concrete proposal.
24 Dec 2020India
Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.1 million with 24K+ new cases
India on Wednesday reported over 24,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 10.1 million cases. The recovery rate now stands at 95.7%.
Coronavirus: 22 who returned to India from UK test positive
At least 22 people who returned to India from the United Kingdom in the past few days have tested positive for COVID-19.
23 Dec 2020PETA
Quikr has ended animal sales and pet trading: PETA India
Animal rights body PETA India on Wednesday claimed that e-retailer Quikr has ended "animal sale" on its portal and taken down "pet trading" advertisements after the NGO appealed to it and also mounted pressure.
Amrita Sher-Gil's rare portrait auctioned for over Rs. 10 crore
Modern Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil's rare portrait of her husband Victor Egan fetched a whopping Rs. 10.86 crore at AstaGuru's recent Modern Indian Art online sale, the auction house said in a statement.
23 Dec 2020Srinagar
Dry weather to continue till Christmas in Kashmir: Weather Department
Cold waves intensified in Kashmir with a drop in minimum temperatures in most parts of the Valley, while the weather department predicted the cold and dry weather to continue till Christmas Day.
23 Dec 2020Karnataka
Over coronavirus strain, Karnataka imposes night curfew till January 2
The government of Karnataka has imposed a night curfew from today (December 23) until January 2, in the wake of the new coronavirus strain which emerged in the United Kingdom last week.
23 Dec 2020Calcutta High Court
No interference in marriage as per choice: Calcutta HC
Hearing a petition by a father claiming his daughter has been unduly influenced to marry a man of a different religion, the Calcutta High Court observed that there can be no interference if an adult marries as per her choice and decides to convert.
23 Dec 2020Puri
Lord Jagannath Temple reopens, public 'darshan' from January 3
The Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, which closed in the middle of March in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, reopened for devotees on Wednesday.
23 Dec 2020Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh: Gas leakage at IFFCO plant leaves two dead
In a tragic incident, two people died due to gas leakage at the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) plant in Phulpur, Uttar Pradesh, reports said on Wednesday.
Republic Bharat's 'hate speech' invites £20,000 fine in UK
The British broadcasting regulator has slapped a fine of £20,000 (approximately Rs. 20 lakh) on Worldwide Media Network Limited, which broadcasts Indian channel Republic Bharat there, for promoting hatred against Pakistanis.
Indian government could approve Oxford-AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine by next week
The coronavirus vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, is likely to get approval from the Indian government for emergency use by next week, two people privy to the development told Reuters.
Coronavirus: India's tally nears 10.1 million with 23K+ new cases
India on Tuesday reported 23,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to almost 10.1 million.
22 Dec 2020NITI Aayog
New coronavirus strain doesn't affect potential of vaccines, says government
The new strain of the coronavirus detected in the United Kingdom has no impact on the potential of emerging vaccines, the government said on Tuesday.
Government issues SOPs after new coronavirus strain emerges: Details here
The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday issued standard operating protocols (SOPs) in response to the emergence of a new coronavirus strain.
CBSE Board exams will not be held in February 2021
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Tuesday said that the upcoming Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Board examinations will not be held in February 2021.
Gujarat government issues advisory on mucormycosis fungal infection
The Gujarat health department has issued an advisory to doctors and health officials after some COVID-19 patients were recently found infected with Mucormycosis, saying it is a serious but rare fungal infection and has an overall "mortality rate of 50 percent".
22 Dec 2020Karnataka
VHP to start fund-raising drive in Karnataka for Ram temple
The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) will rope in over five lakh volunteers to start a door-to-door fundraising drive in Karnataka from January 15 to February 27, 2021, to build a grand Sri Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the outfit's international working president Alok Kumar said on Tuesday.
22 Dec 2020Punjab
Passengers protest at Amritsar airport over delay in virus testing
Passengers who arrived at Amritsar's Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport from the UK protested against the authorities over the alleged delay in carrying out their coronavirus tests.
1.7 million deaths in 2019 linked to air pollution
A staggering 18% of deaths in India in 2019, 1.7 million in numbers, were linked with air pollution, a study published in The Lancet Planetary Health revealed.
Students, families stuck in UK as India suspends flights
India's temporary suspension of all flights to and from the United Kingdom has impacted the travel plans of several Indian students who were hoping to travel home during the holiday season.
22 Dec 2020Narendra Modi
PM Modi attends AMU's centenary celebrations, calls university 'mini India'
In his speech during the centenary celebrations of the Aligarh Muslim University, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called the varsity a mini India.
Guru Randhawa, Sussanne Khan arrested in raid at Mumbai club
Cricketer Suresh Raina, singer Guru Randhawa and interior designer Sussanne Khan were among scores of people arrested in Mumbai last night after a raid was conducted at the city's Dragonfly club.
22 Dec 2020Hyderabad
Hyderabad man reportedly shot at in US: Details here
A 43-year-old man from Hyderabad was fired upon and injured in Chicago in the United States, his family members said on Monday.
22 Dec 2020Odisha
India's leopard population increased in 4 years since 2014: Javadekar
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday released the Status of Leopards in India 2018 report which states India's leopard population increased from 8,000 to over 12,500 between 2014 and 2018.
22 Dec 2020Madhya Pradesh
PM Modi will speak with farmers on December 25
The next tranche of the PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme will be released on December 25 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Agriculture Ministry said.
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.07 million with 19K+ new cases
India on Monday reported over 19,000 fresh coronavirus infections, marking the first time in several months that daily infections dropped below 20,000.
21 Dec 2020Maharashtra
Maharashtra orders night curfew amid concerns over new coronavirus strain
Maharashtra on Monday decided to impose a two-week night curfew in all the municipal areas starting Tuesday night.
21 Dec 2020Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
Rajinikanth summoned by judicial commission probing 2018 anti-Sterlite protests
Superstar Rajinikanth has been summoned before a judicial commission probing the case of police firing during the 2018 anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin).
21 Dec 2020Srinagar
'Chillai-Kalan' begins on dry note in Kashmir
Chillai-Kalan, the 40-day harshest winter period, began in Kashmir on Monday on a dry note even as there was an improvement in the minimum temperature across the Valley, India Meteorological Department officials said.
India-UK flights suspended as Britain reports new coronavirus variant
India has decided to temporarily suspend all flights to and from the United Kingdom until December 31, the Ministry of Civil Aviation announced on Monday.
21 Dec 2020Maharashtra
Maharashtra: Raped minor girl found inside gunny bag; 1 held
A four-year-old girl was found unconscious in a gunny bag at Vasai in Maharashtra's Palghar district, a Police official said on Monday.
Hathras accused was 'frustrated' at victim's 'changed behavior,' claims CBI
The Central Bureau of Investigation's charge-sheet, filed in connection to the Hathras gang-rape and murder case, says that one of the accused, Sandeep, was "frustrated" after the 19-year-old woman rebuffed him.
Farmers begin relay hunger strike, Centre still pressing for talks
A day-long "relay" hunger strike began on Monday against three controversial agricultural reforms, a day after the Centre told the protesting farmers it was ready for talks on a date of their choosing.
21 Dec 2020All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Indian experts to meet over new coronavirus strain in UK
The top advisory body of the Union Health Ministry will meet on Monday to discuss the new variant of coronavirus, which has forced the United Kingdom to impose new restrictions during the holiday season and prompted other European nations to ban travel from the country.
21 Dec 2020NITI Aayog
Coronavirus vaccination may start in January, says Health Minister
India may begin vaccinating people against coronavirus in January, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday, giving hope to a country that has lost more than a lakh to the fatal disease.
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.05 million with 24K+ new cases
India on Sunday reported over 24,000 fresh infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 10.05 million.
20 Dec 2020Haryana
Caught on camera: Patients' relative rams truck inside Gurugram hospital
A man on Friday rammed his pick-up truck on the premises of the Balaji Hospital in Gurugram, Haryana.
20 Dec 2020India
Farmers threaten to block Delhi-UP Ghazipur border to intensify protest
Farmers protesting against the Centre's new agricultural laws have threatened to block the Ghazipur border between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.