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05 Jan 2021Gujarat
Gujarat: Sabarmati Ashram reopens for visitors after nine months
The historic Sabarmati Ashram, on Monday, reopened its doors for visitors, with social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols in place, after remaining closed for over nine months due to the coronavirus outbreak.
05 Jan 2021Serum Institute of India
SII, Bharat Biotech ensure 'smooth roll out' of vaccines globally
The Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech have taken a joint pledge to ensure global access of the COVID-19 vaccines developed by them.
05 Jan 2021Srinagar
Transportation links with Kashmir Valley cut off for second day
Kashmir was cut off from the rest of the country for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as the arterial Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and Mughal Road remained closed, while air traffic was suspended due to snowfall across the Valley.
05 Jan 2021Uttar Pradesh
Contractor arrested in Ghaziabad crematorium roof collapse incident
The contractor wanted in connection with a crematorium roof collapse incident that claimed 24 lives and injured 17 in Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh, was arrested from a village near the border of Meerut and Muzaffarnagar, police said on Tuesday.
05 Jan 2021India
20 more people contract new coronavirus strain, tally reaches 58
On Tuesday, the Union Health Ministry said that 20 more people have tested positive for the new strain of coronavirus that was detected in the United Kingdom. With this, the tally has swelled to 58.
05 Jan 2021Supreme Court Of India
Centre's ambitious Central Vista Project gets Supreme Court nod
The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the green signal to the Central Vista Project, one of the most ambitious projects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's regime, which seeks to refurbish government buildings in central Delhi and construct a new Parliament complex.
05 Jan 2021Madhya Pradesh
Bird flu outbreak detected in Himachal, Kerala, Rajasthan, MP
Even as the country is reeling under the coronavirus pandemic, another health crisis has started troubling states. Five states have so far confirmed the outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu.
05 Jan 2021India
Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.35 million with 16K+ new cases
India on Monday reported over 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally past 10.35 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.3%.
04 Jan 2021Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
COVAXIN is 200% safe: Bharat Biotech MD on efficacy concerns
Bharat Biotech MS Krishna Ella on Monday said the company has "tremendous experience" in developing vaccines and their vaccine, COVAXIN, is "200% safe."
04 Jan 2021Farmers
Farmer-government talks remain inconclusive; protesters threaten Republic Day rally
The seventh round of talks between the government and farmers to resolve protests against the new agricultural laws remained inconclusive.
04 Jan 2021Oxford University
Bharat Biotech allowed COVAXIN trials on children aged 12+
Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech has been allowed to conduct clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine on children above the age of 12.
04 Jan 2021Robert Vadra
Tax officials record Robert Vadra's statement in benami properties case
Officials of the Income Tax department on Monday recorded businessman Robert Vadra's statement at his Delhi office in connection with the benami properties case.
04 Jan 2021Maharashtra
Restore Aurangzeb-built fort Qila-e-Ark, make it tourist hub: Experts
Aurangabad's Qila-e-Ark, a palace built by Mughal ruler Aurangzeb, is lying in a dilapidated condition and cultural experts have demanded that it be conserved to make it a tourist attraction.
04 Jan 2021Jammu And Kashmir
Snowfall leads to closure of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway
Kashmir was cut off from the rest of the country on Monday as the arterial Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and Mughal Road were closed due to snowfall across the Valley, leaving nearly 4,500 vehicles stranded along the 260-kilometer road.
04 Jan 2021Coronavirus
Private hospitals may get coronavirus vaccine by March: Serum CEO
While the Indian government has prioritized healthcare workers and high-risk individuals in its vaccine program, doses of the coronavirus vaccine will be available for private companies, hospitals, and individuals by as early as March, the CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawalla, said on Sunday.
04 Jan 2021Narendra Modi
Farmers and Centre to talk today on MSP, repealing laws
For the seventh time today, protesting farmers will sit on the negotiation table with the government on the other end and they plan on sticking to their demand of repealing the three laws. They have added another demand — a legal guarantee on the minimum support price for procuring crops.
04 Jan 2021Puri
Jagannath temple reopens for all devotees
Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri reopened for all devotees on Sunday after remaining closed for nine months due to the pandemic.
04 Jan 2021India
North India to face intense wet spell till January 5
North India is likely to witness an intense wet spell till Tuesday, with fairly widespread precipitation accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning, and hailstorm at isolated places, the India Meteorological Department said on Sunday.
04 Jan 2021India
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.34 million with 16K+ new cases
India on Sunday reported over 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally past 10.34 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.1%.
04 Jan 2021Indian Railways
IRCTC revamps site and app with various new features
The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the Indian Railways' e-ticketing arm, has upgraded and revamped its website and app to offer a seamless ticket booking experience to passengers.
03 Jan 2021Yogi Adityanath
17 dead as roof of cremation ground collapses in Muradnagar
At least 17 people were killed on Sunday as the roof of a building in Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh collapsed, officials said.
03 Jan 2021Karnataka
Loan app case: Chennai Police arrests 2 Chinese nationals
Four people, including two Chinese nationals, have been arrested by the Chennai Police in connection with the loan apps case.
03 Jan 2021India
'Finally paid off,' says Adar Poonawalla after Covishield gets approval
Serum Institute of India's (SII) chief Adar Poonawalla today wished everyone a happy new year along with a great announcement.
03 Jan 2021Drugs Controller General of India
All you need to know about vaccines approved in India
Earlier on Sunday, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) announced the issuance of emergency approval to two COVID-19 vaccines for restricted use in India: Covishield and COVAXIN.
03 Jan 2021India
Heavy rain lashes parts of Delhi, nearby areas
Several parts of Delhi recorded moderate to heavy rain and thundershowers early on Sunday morning for the second consecutive day.
03 Jan 2021Drugs Controller General of India
SII's Covishield, Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN granted emergency approval, says DCGI
Two COVID-19 vaccines, Covishield and COVAXIN, have been granted emergency approval for use in India, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr. VG Somani said on Sunday.
03 Jan 2021Tamil Nadu
Chennai: Luxury hotel turns COVID-19 hotspot; 85 test positive
At least 85 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at ITC Grand Chola in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, since December 15, 2020, a senior official said Saturday.
03 Jan 2021Union Health Ministry
Coronavirus vaccine: Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN gets expert panel nod
A government-appointed panel on Saturday recommended emergency-use authorization (EUA) to the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech.
India's COVID-19 vaccination drive, registration, priority beneficiaries: Everything to know
India is gearing up to launch the world's largest immunization drive soon, and a nationwide dry run for the COVID-19 vaccination was conducted on Saturday to assess the authorities' preparedness and test the mechanisms before the actual program.
Comedian Munawar Faruqui booked for allegedly insulting Hindu Gods
The Madhya Pradesh Police has booked Mumbai-based comedian Munawar Faruqui and others for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by making derogatory comments about Hindu deities in Madhya Pradesh's Indore, reports said on Saturday.
02 Jan 2021Nagaland
Forest fire in Dzukou Range of Nagaland under control: Officials
The forest fire raging in the Dzukou Range in Nagaland has been brought under control with the help of the Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters, police, forest department, and local volunteers, the officials said on Saturday.
Former Home Minister Buta Singh passes away
Former Union Home Minister Buta Singh, 86, who remained in public service for a long time and served under four Prime Ministers, died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Saturday.
02 Jan 2021Assam
Over 64,000 tourists have visited Kaziranga since October 21
More than 64,000 tourists have visited the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve, famed for the one-horned Indian rhinoceros, since it reopened on October 21.
02 Jan 2021Delhi Development Authority
DDA's 2021 housing scheme launched; over 1,350 flats on sale
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has on Saturday launched its new housing scheme for 2021, under which over 1,350 flats are on sale.
COVID-19 vaccines will be free across India: Union Health Minister
As India prepares to launch the world's biggest immunization drive, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Saturday announced COVID-19 vaccines would be provided free of cost across the country.
02 Jan 2021Karnataka
Schools reopen in Kerala, Karnataka, Assam amid strict COVID-19 regulations
Schools in Kerala, Karnataka, and Assam reopened with strict COVID-19 regulations, including masks, thermal screening, hand hygiene, and social distancing.
02 Jan 2021Ministry of Civil Aviation
30 India-UK flights to operate per week from January 8
Only 30 flights per week will operate between India and the United Kingdom to and from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad, when services resume from January 8, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced on Friday.
02 Jan 2021Enforcement Directorate (ED)
PMC Bank: Money trail leading to Sanjay Raut's wife unearthed
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached properties worth Rs. 72 crore of Pravin Raut, in connection to the PMC Bank scam. As per the agency, his wife Madhuri gave Rs. 55 lakh to Varsha Raut, the wife of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.
02 Jan 2021Farmers
Farmers threaten to shut petrol-pumps, malls if January-4 talks fail
Farmer unions protesting the three newly-enacted central farm laws on Friday threatened to shut all malls and petrol pumps in Haryana if the Centre fails to meet their demands during the next, seventh round of talks on January 4.
02 Jan 2021Srinagar
Srinagar: Punjabi jeweler gets domicile certificate, terrorists shoot him dead
In a spine-chilling incident, a 70-year-old Punjabi jeweler Satpal Nischal was shot dead in Srinagar weeks after he got a domicile certificate that allowed him to purchase immovable property.