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Arvind Kejriwal tests positive for COVID-19; has 'mild symptoms'

04 Jan 2022

Arvind Kejriwal tests positive for COVID-19; has 'mild symptoms'

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Amid Omicron scare, EC tells poll-bound states to boost vaccination

03 Jan 2022

Amid Omicron scare, EC tells poll-bound states to boost vaccination

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has written a letter to the five poll-bound states to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination to tackle a surge in infections.

66 passengers aboard Mumbai-Goa cruise ship test positive for COVID-19

03 Jan 2022

66 passengers aboard Mumbai-Goa cruise ship test positive for COVID-19

As many as 66 passengers on board the Cordelia cruise ship headed to Goa have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Delhi: Omicron detected in 84% COVID-19 cases; red alert imminent?

03 Jan 2022

Delhi: Omicron detected in 84% COVID-19 cases; red alert imminent?

As many as 84% of COVID-19 samples genome sequenced in Delhi on December 30 and December 31 involved the Omicron variant, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Monday.

COVAXIN supply to be increased as teens get COVID-19 vaccines

03 Jan 2022

COVAXIN supply to be increased as teens get COVID-19 vaccines

Pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech on Monday said it plans to increase the supply of its COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN to up to eight crore doses a month, starting February.

COVID-19: India records 33K+ cases; Omicron tally reaches 1,700

03 Jan 2022

COVID-19: India records 33K+ cases; Omicron tally reaches 1,700

India on Monday added 175 new COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant.

Bulli Bai: FIR registered against 'online auction' on Muslim women

03 Jan 2022

Bulli Bai: FIR registered against 'online auction' on Muslim women

The Delhi cyber police have registered an FIR against a dubious application that uploaded images of Muslim women "for auction."

Government flags underutilization of COVID-19 emergency fund by states

03 Jan 2022

Government flags underutilization of COVID-19 emergency fund by states

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday said that all states have collectively utilized only over 17% of the central government's Rs. 23,123 crore Emergency COVID-19 Response Package II (ECRP-II).

Vaccination for children aged 15-18 begins amid COVID-19 surge

03 Jan 2022

Vaccination for children aged 15-18 begins amid COVID-19 surge

Vaccination against the deadly coronavirus for children aged between 15 and 18 years starts from Monday amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in several states.

West Bengal COVID-19 restrictions: What's allowed; what's not

02 Jan 2022

West Bengal COVID-19 restrictions: What's allowed; what's not

The West Bengal government on Sunday announced a series of fresh restrictions due to COVID-19 as cases have started rising across the country.

NEET-PG counseling: Government to retain Rs. 8 lakh EWS criterion

02 Jan 2022

NEET-PG counseling: Government to retain Rs. 8 lakh EWS criterion

The central government on Friday submitted an affidavit before the Supreme Court (SC) concerning Economically Weaker Section (EWS) reservation in undergraduate and postgraduate medical seats.

First aerosports policy drafted as India aims high for 2030

02 Jan 2022

First aerosports policy drafted as India aims high for 2030

India's civil aviation ministry unveiled a draft National Aerosports Policy (NASP 2022) on Saturday.

5 lakh teens register to get COVID-19 vaccines from tomorrow

02 Jan 2022

5 lakh teens register to get COVID-19 vaccines from tomorrow

A day before India widens its COVID-19 vaccination drive to include teenagers aged 15-18 years, over five lakh such beneficiaries registered themselves to be inoculated.

Vaishno Devi stampede: J&K probe panel's report in 7 days

02 Jan 2022

Vaishno Devi stampede: J&K probe panel's report in 7 days

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant-General Manoj Sinha has formed a three-member panel to investigate Saturday's stampede at the Mata Vaishno Devi temple.

COVID-19: India reports 27K+ cases; Delhi records 50% jump

02 Jan 2022

COVID-19: India reports 27K+ cases; Delhi records 50% jump

As India's daily COVID-19 cases continued to rise, the national capital of Delhi witnessed a 50% jump in infections.

6,000 organizations, including Oxfam and Jamia, lose foreign funding license

01 Jan 2022

6,000 organizations, including Oxfam and Jamia, lose foreign funding license

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has taken off over 6,000 organizations from the list of registered organizations under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) with effect from Saturday, January 1.

2 dead after landslide at mining site in Haryana

01 Jan 2022

2 dead after landslide at mining site in Haryana

At least two people died and several others are feared trapped after a landslide at a mining site in Bhiwani district, Haryana, on Saturday.

Haryana bans unvaccinated people from public places starting today

01 Jan 2022

Haryana bans unvaccinated people from public places starting today

The Haryana government has banned people who are not vaccinated against the coronavirus from entering public places.

India's Omicron tally reaches 1,431; COVID-19 cases jump 35% today

01 Jan 2022

India's Omicron tally reaches 1,431; COVID-19 cases jump 35% today

The number of Omicron cases in India has climbed to 1,431.

12 dead, several injured in stampede at Vaishno Devi temple

01 Jan 2022

12 dead, several injured in stampede at Vaishno Devi temple

A stampede occurred at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, killing twelve people and injuring over a dozen others.

Mumbai tightens restrictions ahead of New Year amid Omicron spread

31 Dec 2021

Mumbai tightens restrictions ahead of New Year amid Omicron spread

People in Mumbai will not be allowed to access public locations between 5:00 pm and 5 am until January 15, according to a Mumbai Police order.

COVID-19: India adds 309 new Omicron cases, biggest single-day spike

31 Dec 2021

COVID-19: India adds 309 new Omicron cases, biggest single-day spike

India on Friday added 309 new COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant.

COVID-19 surging in six states; Omicron dominant in urban areas

31 Dec 2021

COVID-19 surging in six states; Omicron dominant in urban areas

The Union Health Ministry on Thursday red-flagged nine urban districts and six states on the basis of their increasing trajectory in weekly COVID-19 case counts and positivity rates.

Government flags COVID-19 concerns in 8 states; urges immediate action

30 Dec 2021

Government flags COVID-19 concerns in 8 states; urges immediate action

The central government has advised eight states to take swift action amid a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases across 14 cities.

UP elections not postponed; voting extended by 1 hour: EC

30 Dec 2021

UP elections not postponed; voting extended by 1 hour: EC

There would be no delay in conducting the upcoming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra said on Thursday.

New anti-COVID drug may cost up to Rs. 3,000: Report

30 Dec 2021

New anti-COVID drug may cost up to Rs. 3,000: Report

Molnupiravir, an antiviral medication, is projected to cost between Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 3,000 for a full treatment.

COVID-19: 43% surge in daily cases; Omicron tally nears 1K

30 Dec 2021

COVID-19: 43% surge in daily cases; Omicron tally nears 1K

India on Thursday added 180 new COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant.

Kalicharan Maharaj arrested for insulting Mahatma Gandhi at 'Dharma Sansad'

30 Dec 2021

Kalicharan Maharaj arrested for insulting Mahatma Gandhi at 'Dharma Sansad'

Religious leader Kalicharan Maharaj was arrested from Madhya Pradesh's Khajuraho on Thursday morning by the Chhattisgarh Police over his remarks against Mahatma Gandhi.

J&K: Six terrorists, including two Pakistanis, killed in separate encounters

30 Dec 2021

J&K: Six terrorists, including two Pakistanis, killed in separate encounters

Six terrorists, including two Pakistani nationals, were reportedly killed in two separate encounters with security forces on Wednesday evening in Jammu and Kashmir.

Omicron: COVID-19 tracker says India's cases may start rising soon

30 Dec 2021

Omicron: COVID-19 tracker says India's cases may start rising soon

India's COVID-19 growth rate could spike in the coming days, according to a Cambridge University study.

Mumbai reports over 2,500 new COVID-19 cases, 82% daily jump

29 Dec 2021

Mumbai reports over 2,500 new COVID-19 cases, 82% daily jump

Mumbai reported 2,510 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, seeing a massive 82% jump from Tuesday's count of 1,377 infections.

Modi's UAE visit in January postponed as Omicron cases rise

29 Dec 2021

Modi's UAE visit in January postponed as Omicron cases rise

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to the United Arab Emirates in January has reportedly been postponed amid concerns over the threat posed by the Omicron variant.

Nagaland SIT to question Army officials for civilian killings

29 Dec 2021

Nagaland SIT to question Army officials for civilian killings

The Indian Army has given access to the Nagaland government's Special Investigation Team (SIT) to record the statements of the officers involved in a botched operation earlier this month.

Here's why NEET-PG medical counseling remains suspended

29 Dec 2021

Here's why NEET-PG medical counseling remains suspended

Counseling for admissions to National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post-Graduate (NEET-PG) medical courses has been suspended since the matter reached the Supreme Court.

Delhi's color-coded action plan for COVID-19: How does it work?

29 Dec 2021

Delhi's color-coded action plan for COVID-19: How does it work?

A "yellow" alert has been issued in Delhi in view of the rising COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19: India's Omicron tally reaches 781, most in Delhi

29 Dec 2021

COVID-19: India's Omicron tally reaches 781, most in Delhi

India's tally of COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant reached 781 on Wednesday, the Union Health Ministry said.

Why is JNU facing criticism over circular on sexual harassment?

29 Dec 2021

Why is JNU facing criticism over circular on sexual harassment?

The Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has drawn criticism over a circular advising women on how to avoid sexual harassment.

11,000 apply for 15 government jobs in Madhya Pradesh

29 Dec 2021

11,000 apply for 15 government jobs in Madhya Pradesh

Thousands of young men flocked to Gwalior city in Madhya Pradesh over the weekend to apply for government job openings.

NEET-PG counseling protest: AIIMS resident doctors association withdraws tomorrow's strike

28 Dec 2021

NEET-PG counseling protest: AIIMS resident doctors association withdraws tomorrow's strike

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Residents Doctors Association (RDA) in Delhi on Tuesday announced its decision to withdraw the December 29 strike.

Delhi issues yellow alert: What's allowed and what's not?

28 Dec 2021

Delhi issues yellow alert: What's allowed and what's not?

The Delhi government on Tuesday issued a yellow alert in the city in view of the rising COVID-19 cases.