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Days after participating in vaccine trial, man dies in Bhopal

09 Jan 2021

Days after participating in vaccine trial, man dies in Bhopal

A 42-year-old volunteer named Deepak Marawi, from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh died nearly ten days after he participated in the clinical trial for COVAXIN held at a private hospital, its vice-chancellor said on Saturday.

Coronavirus vaccination drive to begin on January 16, says government

09 Jan 2021

Coronavirus vaccination drive to begin on January 16, says government

The coronavirus vaccination drive in India will be started on January 16, 2021, marking a significant turning point in the ongoing pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives across the country.

Ladakh: Chinese soldier captured by army on LAC's Indian side

09 Jan 2021

Ladakh: Chinese soldier captured by army on LAC's Indian side

The Indian Army on Saturday said a Chinese soldier has been apprehended on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Chushul sector of eastern Ladakh.

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir; air traffic at Srinagar Airport affected

09 Jan 2021

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir; air traffic at Srinagar Airport affected

Srinagar and some other parts of Kashmir received fresh snowfall on Saturday, affecting flight operations at the airport, even as the minimum temperature dropped across the Valley.

Delhi Airport: Chaos over revised COVID-19 rules for UK returnees

09 Jan 2021

Delhi Airport: Chaos over revised COVID-19 rules for UK returnees

As India-UK flights resumed on Friday, chaos ensued at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport after last-minute revisions to COVID-19 testing and isolation rules were made for passengers arriving from the UK.

Maharashtra: Major fire at hospital kills 10 babies, seven rescued

09 Jan 2021

Maharashtra: Major fire at hospital kills 10 babies, seven rescued

In a terrible incident, ten newborn children died of suffocation after a fire broke out in a Maharashtra hospital; seven others were rescued.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.43 million with 18K+ new cases

09 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.43 million with 18K+ new cases

India on Friday reported more than 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.43 million cases.

Government meets farmers: No headway after eighth round of talks

08 Jan 2021

Government meets farmers: No headway after eighth round of talks

The eighth round of talks between the government and protesting farmers on Friday failed to resolve the intense agitation that has been continuing for over a month.

UP: Three arrested for killing endangered Gangetic dolphin

08 Jan 2021

UP: Three arrested for killing endangered Gangetic dolphin

Days after a Gangetic dolphin was beaten to death in the Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, three men have been arrested for the crime.

Bihar: 22 school students who tested COVID-positive now test negative

08 Jan 2021

Bihar: 22 school students who tested COVID-positive now test negative

All 22 students at a Bihar school who had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier on Friday have now tested negative, an official told the news agency ANI.

Srinagar-Jammu Highway cleared of snow; stranded vehicles allowed to ply

08 Jan 2021

Srinagar-Jammu Highway cleared of snow; stranded vehicles allowed to ply

Vehicles stranded on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway were allowed to ply toward their destinations on Friday as the arterial road was cleared after remaining closed for five days due to heavy snowfall.

Coronavirus: Kejriwal makes seven-day institutional quarantine mandatory for UK returnees

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: Kejriwal makes seven-day institutional quarantine mandatory for UK returnees

In view of the more infectious strain of coronavirus that sparked lockdown's return in London, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that those returning from the United Kingdom and testing negative must stay in institutional quarantine for seven days in Delhi.

Kangana Ranaut, sister questioned by Mumbai Police in sedition case

08 Jan 2021

Kangana Ranaut, sister questioned by Mumbai Police in sedition case

Actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel were today questioned by the Mumbai Police in connection with a sedition case that was lodged against them last year.

AP Government alleges conspiracy to disturb communal harmony

08 Jan 2021

AP Government alleges conspiracy to disturb communal harmony

The Andhra Pradesh Government has claimed there was a clear design and deeper conspiracy to disturb communal harmony in the state by perpetrating crimes like desecration of temples.

Severe side-effects after COVID-19 vaccine: What are your legal options?

08 Jan 2021

Severe side-effects after COVID-19 vaccine: What are your legal options?

India is looking forward to launching a massive COVID-19 vaccination drive with two vaccines that have been granted emergency use authorization (EUA).

BJP's Maneka Gandhi allegedly threatens businessman with false molestation case

08 Jan 2021

BJP's Maneka Gandhi allegedly threatens businessman with false molestation case

Maneka Gandhi, the Lok Sabha member from Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, showed her high-handedness when she threatened a businessman from Bengaluru with a false molestation case after animal rights activists accused him of allegedly hitting a stray dog.

Kerala's spurt in COVID-19 cases due to robust surveillance

08 Jan 2021

Kerala's spurt in COVID-19 cases due to robust surveillance

After managing to flatten the COVID-19 curve within months of reporting the country's first case last year, Kerala is now grappling with a sharp surge in its daily infections, prompting the Centre to send a high-level team to assist it.

Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

On Thursday night, the Pune Airport was prepared to airlift vials of coronavirus vaccine, the first such exercise in India's massive inoculation drive.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.4 million with 18K+ new cases

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.4 million with 18K+ new cases

India on Thursday reported 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.41 million cases.

Petition filed to remove Bachchan's voice from COVID-19 caller tune

07 Jan 2021

Petition filed to remove Bachchan's voice from COVID-19 caller tune

A Public Interest Litigation or PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking the removal of the Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's voice from the caller tune on precautions against the coronavirus.

Bombay High Court reserves order on plea by Sushant's sisters

07 Jan 2021

Bombay High Court reserves order on plea by Sushant's sisters

The Bombay High Court on Thursday reserved its order on a plea filed by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sisters seeking to quash an FIR lodged by his former girlfriend and actor Rhea Chakraborty.

IIT- Kharagpur to conduct JEE Advanced on July 3: Education Minister

07 Jan 2021

IIT- Kharagpur to conduct JEE Advanced on July 3: Education Minister

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Thursday announced that the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced will be conducted on July 3, 2021.

Extend ban on UK flights till January-31: Kejriwal urges Centre

07 Jan 2021

Extend ban on UK flights till January-31: Kejriwal urges Centre

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday urged the Centre to extend the ban on flights between India and the UK till January 31 in view of the extremely serious COVID-19 situation in the UK.

COVID-19 vaccine transport to start soon; government readies plan

07 Jan 2021

COVID-19 vaccine transport to start soon; government readies plan

The central government has prepared a detailed draft for the transport of vaccines across India ahead of a nationwide roll-out.

COVID-19 recoveries cross one crore mark: Health Ministry

07 Jan 2021

COVID-19 recoveries cross one crore mark: Health Ministry

India has leaped across a significant milestone in its fight against COVID-19 with cumulative recoveries crossing the one crore-mark, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Fashion designer Satya Paul passes away

07 Jan 2021

Fashion designer Satya Paul passes away

Ace fashion designer Satya Paul, known for giving the Indian saree a contemporary touch, passed away at the age of 79, his son Puneet Nanda confirmed.

Ahead of nationwide exercise, COVID-19 vaccine dry run in Haryana

07 Jan 2021

Ahead of nationwide exercise, COVID-19 vaccine dry run in Haryana

A dry run of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out was conducted in Haryana on Thursday, a day before the exercise will be conducted across India.

Criminal killed in a shootout between rival factions in UP

07 Jan 2021

Criminal killed in a shootout between rival factions in UP

A notorious criminal was killed and two others injured in a shootout between rival factions in the posh Gomti Nagar area of Lucknow on Wednesday night, police said.

Law against stone-pelters to have life term provision: MP CM

07 Jan 2021

Law against stone-pelters to have life term provision: MP CM

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday reiterated that a stringent law with a provision of life imprisonment will be enacted to curb the incidents of stone-pelting in the state.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.39 million with 20K+ new cases

07 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.39 million with 20K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 20,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.39 million cases.

Withdraw order allowing 100% theater occupancy: Centre to Tamil Nadu

06 Jan 2021

Withdraw order allowing 100% theater occupancy: Centre to Tamil Nadu

The central government on Wednesday asked the Tamil Nadu government to reverse an order allowing full occupancy in cinema halls.

Gaumutra medicinal, gold in milk: Syllabus for 'cow science exam'

06 Jan 2021

Gaumutra medicinal, gold in milk: Syllabus for 'cow science exam'

The government is planning to conduct a nationwide voluntary online examination on cow science next month to "sensitize and educate" people about cows.

Toxic gas leak at SAIL's Rourkela plant kills four workers

06 Jan 2021

Toxic gas leak at SAIL's Rourkela plant kills four workers

At least four workers at the Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) in Odisha died due to a toxic gas leak, officials said on Wednesday.

ED summons Sanjay Raut's wife again in money laundering case

06 Jan 2021

ED summons Sanjay Raut's wife again in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate issued fresh summons against Varsha Raut, wife of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, for a second round of questioning on January 11 in connection with the Rs. 4,300 crore PMC Bank money laundering case.

Supreme Court to examine new laws on interfaith marriage

06 Jan 2021

Supreme Court to examine new laws on interfaith marriage

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to examine controversial new laws of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand regulating religious conversions due to inter-faith marriages.

Situation on ground still same: SC on farmers' protest

06 Jan 2021

Situation on ground still same: SC on farmers' protest

The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed concern over the farmers' protest, two days after the protesters and Centre sat on the negotiation table for the seventh time.

Bird flu outbreak in India: All you need to know

06 Jan 2021

Bird flu outbreak in India: All you need to know

In recent days, lakhs of birds have died across India as at least four states have confirmed bird flu outbreaks.

Getting crowd will be irresponsible: Tharoor suggests canceling R-Day festivities

06 Jan 2021

Getting crowd will be irresponsible: Tharoor suggests canceling R-Day festivities

Congress leader and Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor has suggested canceling the Republic Day festivities saying getting crowds to cheer the parade, as usual, would be irresponsible, after the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson canceled his India visit due to the coronavirus situation in the UK.

Flights suspended, highway closed as snowfall continues in Kashmir Valley

06 Jan 2021

Flights suspended, highway closed as snowfall continues in Kashmir Valley

Kashmir remained cut off from the rest of the country for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday as the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and the Mughal Road remained closed, while air traffic was suspended due to heavy snowfall.

Nirav Modi's sister, brother-in-law turn approvers, will testify against him

06 Jan 2021

Nirav Modi's sister, brother-in-law turn approvers, will testify against him

Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi's younger sister and brother-in-law have turned approvers in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case and will now testify against him after a special court in Mumbai accepted their request seeking a pardon on Monday.