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02 Jan 2021India
All states to hold dry run for coronavirus vaccination today
A dry run for vaccination, before the actual doses of the coronavirus vaccine are administered to people, will be held in all states and union territories today.
01 Jan 2021India
Coronavirus: India's daily death toll remained under 300 last week
India recorded less than 300 deaths linked to coronavirus every day between last Thursday and today, the government said.
01 Jan 2021Oxford
India set to start COVID-19 vaccination; panel approves Oxford vaccine
In a development that will soothe the coronavirus-battered nation, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) panel on Friday gave approval to the vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and British-pharma giant AstraZeneca.
01 Jan 2021Madhya Pradesh
Delhi records 1.1°C, coldest New Year's Day in 15 years
On the first day of 2021, Delhi shivered with the mercury slipping to 1.1°C, as recorded by the Safdarjung observatory, for the first time in over a decade.
01 Jan 2021Pfizer
India could approve coronavirus vaccine soon, key meeting today
After the meeting on Wednesday to judge the emergency use authorization applications of coronavirus vaccine developers remained without a conclusion, the subject expert committee (SEC) will meet again today.
2021 CBSE board-exams to start from May 4: Details here
Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, has officially announced the schedule for conducting the 2021 Class-10 and Class-12 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board examinations on Thursday.
Angry with son, MP farmer names pet dog his heir
In a bizarre case, a 50-year-old farmer in Madhya Pradesh has named his pet dog his heir in his will.
31 Dec 2020Yogi Adityanath
Nearly 100 Congress workers detained in UP's Banda
Around 100 Congress workers trying to take out a protest march against the "mismanagement" of state-run cow shelters were detained in Banda on Thursday for allegedly violating prohibitory orders, police said.
India could start 2021 with COVID-19 vaccine in hand: DCGI
The approval for a COVID-19 vaccine in India is likely just around the corner, with the Drugs Controller General of India, Dr. VG Somani, indicating the country might begin the New Year with a vaccine in hand.
31 Dec 2020Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Over 36K ventilators delivered to hospitals amid COVID-19: Health Ministry
The Health Ministry said on Thursday that it had ensured delivery of 36,433 ventilators to government hospitals in the country and the average cost now ranges between Rs. 2-10 lakh as the domestic industry took up the manufacturing of the equipment.
31 Dec 2020Pune
Poor air quality may affect recovered COVID-19 patients: Experts
Considering that a drop in temperature deteriorates air quality, doctors in Pune city have issued a word of caution for people suffering from lung ailments, especially those who have recovered from or are currently infected with COVID-19.
31 Dec 2020Narendra Modi
Coronavirus: 'Davai bhi, kadaai bhi,' Modi calls for sustained caution
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for sustained caution against COVID-19, even as India looks forward to commencing its vaccination drive soon.
31 Dec 2020Srinagar
Intense cold wave conditions in Kashmir, Srinagar freezes
The cold wave sweeping Kashmir intensified on Thursday as the mercury fell several notches to settle well below the freezing point across the Valley, officials there said.
UK's approval to Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine paves way for India
The United Kingdom on Wednesday approved the vaccine developed by Oxford University and the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, giving the vaccine an endorsement that will likely be considered by Indian drug regulators.
31 Dec 2020Delhi Government
Night curfew imposed in Delhi on December 31, January 1
The Delhi Government has imposed a night curfew between 11:00pm and 6:00pm on New Year's Eve (December 31) and New Year's Day (January 1) to restrict the New Year celebrations and curb large public gatherings.
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.26 million with 22K new cases
India on Wednesday reported just short of 22,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.26 million cases.
30 Dec 2020Union Health Ministry
Curb potential COVID-19 'super-spreader' New Year events: Centre to states
Amid concerns over the new, more infectious coronavirus strain, the Centre on Wednesday issued an advisory to all states and Union Territories to keep strict vigil on New Year celebrations that could be potential "super-spreader" events.
30 Dec 2020Uttarakhand
Interfaith couple booked for religious conversion in violation of law
An interfaith couple and two others have been booked in Dehradun for not following proper procedure laid down under the Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act for converting to a different religion for the purpose of marriage.
Consensus reached on 2 issues: Government after meeting with farmers
The central government on Wednesday held the sixth round of talks with Farmers protesting against new agricultural laws.
30 Dec 2020Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
Sushant Singh Rajput investigation on, no aspect ruled out: CBI
More than four months after taking charge of the mysterious death case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has said that it is probing all aspects of the case and nothing has been ruled out yet.
30 Dec 2020Mumbai
Maharashtra: Hotels to function till 11 pm on December 31
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, on Wednesday, said hotels, restaurants, pubs, and bars in Maharashtra will remain open till 11 pm on December 31.
30 Dec 2020Himachal Pradesh
Himachal sees tourist influx due to snowfall, new year celebrations
After the recent snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, people from across the country are thronging its tourist hotspots to usher into the new year.
FASTag compulsory from January 1: How to buy, recharge it?
Starting January 1, 2021, using the FASTag contactless payments system for crossing toll plazas across India will be mandatory.
30 Dec 2020Delhi Government
Lower legal drinking age to 21 years: Delhi government panel
An expert committee constituted by the Delhi Government has recommended lowering the legal drinking age in Delhi from 25 years to 21 years as well as reducing the number of dry days in a year to three.
30 Dec 2020Odisha
Odia music maestro Shantanu Mohapatra dies at 84
Legendary Odia music director Shantanu Mohapatra passed away in a private hospital in Bhubaneshwar late last night, family sources said on Wednesday. He was 84.
New coronavirus strain scare: India-UK flights suspended till January 7
India on Wednesday extended the ban on flights to and from the United Kingdom until January 7 next year. The Centre had earlier suspended India-UK flights until December 31 but has now extended it by one week.
30 Dec 2020Narendra Modi
Farm unions, Centre to hold sixth round of talks today
The protesting farm unions will hold the sixth round of talks with the Centre on Wednesday to resolve the ongoing deadlock over the three contentious farm laws passed in the Parliament back in September.
India reports 14 new cases of mutant coronavirus strain
India has reported 14 new cases of the mutated strain of the coronavirus first detected in the United Kingdom.
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.24 million with 20K+ new cases
India on Tuesday reported over 20,000 fresh coronavirus infections, a day after witnessing the lowest single-day spike in over six months. The nationwide tally has risen to 10.24 million cases.
Conflict with India not good for China, says IAF chief
Any serious conflict with India is not good for China at the global front, the Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, said in a statement on Tuesday.
Government assures vaccine will work against new COVID-19 strain
There is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines will not work against the new strain of the coronavirus, the government said on Tuesday.
29 Dec 2020Gujarat
Gujarat COVID-19 dry run: 'Beneficiaries' undergo dummy vaccination
Identified beneficiaries are undergoing dummy vaccination at various centers in Gandhinagar and Rajkot districts of Gujarat on the second day of the two-day COVID-19 vaccination dry run on Tuesday.
29 Dec 2020Puri
Aviation Minister says suspension of UK flights may be extended
Last week, the Indian government suspended flights to and from the United Kingdom till December 31, in view of the mutated strain of coronavirus.
29 Dec 2020Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)
How Delhi Airport plans to help in coronavirus vaccine distribution
India is gearing up to distribute vaccines to crores of people but the task will be replete with many problems, including ensuring last-mile deliveries and storing doses at a safe temperature.
29 Dec 2020Mumbai
Maharashtra: Autorickshaw driver held for raping tourist
A 26-year-old autorickshaw driver has been arrested from a village near Panvel in Raigad district of Maharashtra for allegedly raping an 18-year-old woman tourist from Chhattisgarh on December 27, police said on Tuesday.
29 Dec 2020Twitter
Rajinikanth scraps plan to enter politics citing bad health
In a shocking twist, superstar Rajinikanth, who was all set to launch his political party, has now stepped back citing health issues.
29 Dec 2020Bihar
Patna: Hundreds march toward Governor's house against three farm laws
To lodge a protest against three farm laws passed by the Centre in September, hundreds of people participated in a march in Patna. The terminal point of the march is the house of Governor Phagu Chauhan, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Army fully capable of maintaining grave of Brigadier Mohammed Usman
The grave of "Naushera ka Sher" Brigadier Mohammed Usman, falling within the jurisdiction of Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi, has been found in a damaged state, as Army sources on Monday said it was fully capable of taking care of the national hero's final resting place.
29 Dec 2020Delhi Police
19-year-old kills grandmother after she refuses to give him money
A 19-year-old youth has been arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly bludgeoning his 73-year-old grandmother to death after she refused to give him money for a New Year's party.
29 Dec 2020United Kingdom
New coronavirus strain reaches India; six UK returnees test positive
In a new development, six people who returned from the United Kingdom recently were found to be infected with the new coronavirus strain, which is said to be up to 70% more transmissible.