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PM Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben hospitalized in Gujarat, condition stable  

PM Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben hospitalized in Gujarat, condition stable  

27 Dec 2022

Allahabad High Court

UP: Allahabad High Court orders ULB polls sans OBC reservation

The Allahabad High Court's Lucknow bench on Tuesday quashed the Uttar Pradesh government's draft notification on urban local body (ULB) elections and ordered the polls be held without reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC).

27 Dec 2022

Maharashtra

After Karnataka, Maharashtra passes resolution on border dispute

Following the resolution passed in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Thursday to protect the state's sovereignty and interests in the backdrop of its border dispute with Maharashtra, the latter's state Assembly also passed a similar resolution unanimously on Tuesday.

27 Dec 2022

Bharat Biotech

Bharat Biotech's iNCOVACC: Here's how much COVID-19 nasal vaccine costs

Hyderabad-based vaccine maker Bharat Biotech on Tuesday announced the price of its recently-approved intranasal COVID-19 vaccine, named iNCOVACC.

27 Dec 2022

India

COVID-19: India redoubles fight against coronavirus as cases surge globally

India has been undertaking a series of fresh measures to combat the COVID-19 spread in the country, following a surge in coronavirus infections in several countries, especially China.

Gujarat: BSF jawan protesting daughter's obscene video lynched, 7 arrested

A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, Melaji Vaghela, was allegedly beaten to death and his son injured in Gujarat's Nadiad on Saturday night after he objected to the circulation of an inappropriate video of his minor daughter.

27 Dec 2022

Delhi

Cold wave: Dense fog across Delhi, North India; temperatures dip

Dense fog prevailed in Delhi, reducing visibility to as low as 50m as a cold wave continued to sweep North India.

27 Dec 2022

COVID-19

COVID-19: Mock drills across India to test preparedness; more updates

Amid a COVID-19 surge in neighboring China, a mock drill is being conducted at hospitals/healthcare centers across all Indian states and union territories on Tuesday to check the operational preparedness for dealing with a potential COVID-19 wave.

26 Dec 2022

Karnataka

COVID-19: Karnataka makes mask mandatory for New Year parties

The Karnataka government made wearing masks within closed venues for the New Year's celebrations mandatory on Monday.

26 Dec 2022

Gaya

COVID-19: 5 foreigners test positive in Gaya before Bodh Mahotsav

Five foreigners reportedly tested COVID-19 positive in Bihar's Gaya on Sunday. Their samples were sent for genome sequencing, officials informed on Monday.

26 Dec 2022

Ghulam Nabi Azad

Ghulam Nabi Azad urges relocation of Kashmiri Pandits to Jammu

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Democratic Azad Party (DAP) Chief Ghulam Nabi Azad urged the government on Monday to relocate Kashmir Pandits (KPs) to Jammu until the situation in the Kashmir valley improves.

26 Dec 2022

COVID-19

COVID-19: China-like BF.7 wave unlikely; PM Modi emphasizes following protocols

Amid the reported spurt of cases in neighboring China, the government has been issuing COVID-19 alerts and urging people to stay cautious.

25 Dec 2022

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Man beats up girlfriend over marriage proposal, arrested

A man in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa district was arrested for brutally thrashing his 19-year-old girlfriend after she reportedly asked him to marry her.

25 Dec 2022

Indian Army

J&K: Army, police seize 'war-like stores' in Uri arms bust

The Indian Army on Sunday said that it has seized "war-like stores" in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.

25 Dec 2022

COVID-19

Agra: China returnee tests COVID-19 positive; virus variant being determined

A 40-year-old man, who recently returned from China, has tested positive for COVID-19 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Hindustan Times reported on Sunday.

Delhi, nearby states to experience biting cold wave till Tuesday

Delhi and numerous regions in northern, north-western, and central India witnessed a foggy morning on Christmas Day as a cold wave continued to grip these parts on Sunday.

25 Dec 2022

Section 144

Mangaluru: Man stabbed to death by miscreants; Section 144 imposed

Two unidentified miscreants reportedly stabbed a man to death on the outskirts of Karnataka's Mangaluru at Katippalla on Saturday night.

25 Dec 2022

India

COVID-19: India logs 227 new cases, one death

India on Sunday reported over 200 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of over 20 cases from the previous day.

25 Dec 2022

Central Government

Amid COVID-19 scare, Centre issues readiness alert for states, UTs

The Centre has issued fresh instructions to states and union territories to undertake mock COVID-19 preparation and response drills at health facilities.

24 Dec 2022

COVID-19

COVID-19 test mandatory for arrivals from China, 4 other countries

The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has released a six-point advisory for states to deal with any COVID-19 emergency amid a spike in cases in China.

24 Dec 2022

Mathura

Mathura: Court orders Shahi Idgah Masjid's survey after January 2

A court in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura ordered the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct a survey of the Shahi Idgah Masjid after January 2, NDTV reported.

24 Dec 2022

Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson Nightster S previewed via leaked images: Check design, features

US-based automaker Harley-Davidson is set to unveil its Nightster S motorcycle next month.

24 Dec 2022

COVID-19

Omicron BF.7 subvariant to have little impact on India: Experts

Amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BF.7 in China, Indian scientists urged the Centre to bust the misleading information and communicate better about it.

23 Dec 2022

Indian Army

Sikkim: 16 army personnel dead as truck falls into gorge

The Ministry of Defence informed that an Army truck met with an accident at Zema in north Sikkim on Friday claiming the lives of 16 Indian Army soldiers.

Udaipur tailor's murder: NIA chargesheets 11 perpetrators including 2 Pakistanis

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday named 11 accused, including two Pakistani nationals, in its chargesheet in the murder case of Udaipur-based tailor Kanhaiya Lal.

23 Dec 2022

Vaccine

COVID-19: Centre approves Bharat Biotech's nasal vaccine as booster dose

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed on Friday that the Centre has approved Bharat Biotech's nasal vaccine to be used as a heterologous booster.

23 Dec 2022

COVID-19 India

Here's how states are gearing up for possible COVID-19 outbreak

Amid concerns over the spread of the new COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BF.7 that reportedly triggered a new wave of cases in China, several states are ramping up testing, ordering local authorities to be vigilant and recommending COVID-appropriate behavior for citizens.

Serum Institute seeks DCGI's approval for Covovax as booster dose

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has sought the Drugs Controller General of India's (DCGI) approval to roll out its Covovax in the market as a booster dose for adults.

22 Dec 2022

COVID-19

Gujarat: China-returnee tests COVID-19 positive in Bhavnagar

A man from Gujarat, who recently came back from China, has reportedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

22 Dec 2022

Narendra Modi

PM chairs high-level COVID-19 meeting, urges wearing masks, increased testing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Thursday to review the COVID-19 situation in India.

22 Dec 2022

Murder

Shraddha murder case: Aaftab Poonawalla withdraws bail plea citing miscommunication 

While the entire nation is still getting to grips with the disturbing details of the Shraddha Walkar murder, there has been another twist in the case.

COVID-19 precautions: IMA issues new guidelines on masks, public gatherings

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) issued an advisory in view of keeping an impending COVID-19 outbreak at bay.

22 Dec 2022

Parliament

COVID-19 precautions return to Parliament as speakers, MPs mask up

Amid a global resurgence of COVID-19 cases, especially in neighboring China, the mask mandate was reimposed in Parliament on Thursday.

22 Dec 2022

Maharashtra

Maharashtra: 'Eligible bachelors' take out march seeking brides in Solapur

In an attempt to highlight the problem of the skewed male-female ratio, many 'eligible bachelors' in Maharashtra's Solapur took out a march looking for brides for themselves.

New scanners at airports to make security checks hassle-free

Air travelers would not need to lay out laptops, phones, and chargers at security checkpoints as the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) is likely to issue technical norms making way for airports to adopt high-tech scanners capable of screening luggage without removing electronic devices.

21 Dec 2022

Omicron variant

4 cases of China's COVID-19 'BF.7' sub-variant found in India

Four cases of Omicron subvariant BF.7, believed to be the main strain triggering the current spike in COVID-19 cases in China, have been detected in India.

What is genome sequencing? How can it help combat COVID-19

Taking cognizance of a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in China, Japan, the United States, Brazil, and the Republic of Korea, the Union health ministry directed all states on Tuesday to conduct genome sequencing of positive cases to check for any new variant.

21 Dec 2022

Manipur

Manipur: 15 students feared dead as bus carrying them overturns

At least 15 students were feared dead when a bus carrying them overturned in the Noney district of Manipur on Wednesday.

21 Dec 2022

COVID-19

Mask up in crowded places: Centre advises after high-level meeting

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya held a meeting with top officials on Wednesday to review India's COVID-19 situation as cases are seeing a resurgence globally, especially in China.

21 Dec 2022

Delhi

Delhi liquor scam: AAP leaders, KCR's daughter named in chargesheet

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) claimed in its chargesheet that the daughter of Telangana Chief Minister, Kalvakuntla Kavitha, was part of the "South group" that paid kickbacks of Rs. 100 crore to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders for reek benefits under the Delhi Excise Policy.

21 Dec 2022

Delhi

Fog affects trains, flights; school timings revised in several states

Delhiites woke up to cold and thick fog morning for the third day in a row on Wednesday as the general visibility went down to 500 meters at the Indira Gandhi International Airport at 5:30 am, per the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

21 Dec 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Follow COVID-19 rules or suspend yatra: Health Minister to Rahul

In a letter to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Rajasthan's Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has asked them to ensure that COVID-19 rules are followed in Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra, or else they should suspend the march in "national interest."

21 Dec 2022

COVID-19

Increase genome sequencing to track COVID-19 variants: Centre tells states

Amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Brazil, China, Japan, South Korea, and the US, the Union Health Ministry has asked all states and union territories to increase genome sequencing of positive cases to track variants through the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) network.

20 Dec 2022

Sukesh Chandrasekhar

Gave AAP Rs. 60 crore, being harassed: Conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar

Conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar on Tuesday reiterated his allegation that he paid Rs. 60 crore to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Amravati man's murderers are radicalized Islamists of Tablighi Jamaat: NIA

Probing the Amravati pharmacist's June murder, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), in its chargesheet, said the 11 accused in the case were "radicalized Islamists of Tablighi Jamaat."

19 Dec 2022

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Dense fog causes vehicle pile-up on Greater Noida highway

Low visibility due to dense fog reportedly caused several vehicles to collide in a pile-up on the Greater Noida Eastern Peripheral Highway (EPH) in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday.

18 Dec 2022

Murder

Jharkhand: Man murders wife, chops her body into 12 pieces

While the entire nation is still getting to grips with the bone-chilling murder of Shraddha Walkar, who was killed and then chopped into 35 pieces by her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawalla, another similar case has come to light.

18 Dec 2022

Rajasthan

Rajasthan: Nephew kills aunt, chops body into 10 pieces

In what can be described as a fairly similar incident to the Shraddha Walkar murder case, a Rajasthan man reportedly murdered his aunt, chopped her body into pieces, and dumped her in the jungle.

18 Dec 2022

DY Chandrachud

Hundreds killed for marrying outside caste every year: CJI Chandrachud

While talking about morality and its interplay with the law, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud on Saturday stated hundreds die every year for falling in love with people outside their cast or marrying against the wishes of their families.

17 Dec 2022

Maharashtra

Maharashtra: Maha Vikas Aghadi launches 'Halla Bol' against Shinde government

A fresh political dispute has been triggered in Maharashtra over a range of issues including the border dispute with Karnataka.

17 Dec 2022

Murder

Shraddha case: Unaware of bail application, Aaftab tells Delhi court

The main accused in the Shraddha Walkar murder case Aaftab Poonawala told a Delhi Court on Saturday that he had no idea that a bail petition was filed on his behalf.

17 Dec 2022

Nitin Gadkari

Indian roads to match US standards by 2024: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari promised on Friday that road infrastructure in India would be equal to the standard of the United States (US) before the end of 2024.

17 Dec 2022

Gurugram

Gurugram: Police install tyre crash barriers to reduce accidents

Gurugram traffic police began the installation of tire barriers on Friday near Kherki Daula Toll plaza in an attempt to reduce accident-related fatalities on the Gurugram-Delhi Expressway.

17 Dec 2022

Bilkis Bano

Supreme Court dismisses Bilkis Bano's review plea against convicts' release

Supreme Court on Saturday dismissed Bilkis Bano's one of the petitions seeking review of the Supreme Court judgment that allowed the early release of 11 men, convicted for her gang rape and murder of her seven family members.

Bilawal Bhutto's 'Gujarat's butcher' remark on PM Modi triggers outburst

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's recent "butcher of Gujarat" dig on Prime Minister Narendra Modi hasn't gone well in India and has ignited an outburst amongst many.

Amid tussle with Centre, SC takes 16-day 'absolute' winter break

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Friday informed lawyers that there will be no Supreme Court benches available from Saturday till January 1 due to winter vacations.

16 Dec 2022

S Jaishankar

Try to be good neighbor: Jaishankar tells Pakistan at UNSC

Chiding Pakistan at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday termed it an epicenter of terrorism that needs to clean up its act and be a good neighbor.

16 Dec 2022

Allahabad

Life imprisonment for 43 policemen in 1991 Pilibhit encounter case

Allahabad High Court's Lucknow bench sentenced 43 police officers to life imprisonment in a three-decade-old fake encounter case.

16 Dec 2022

Nirav Modi

Nirav Modi could be extradited from UK in 28 days

Fugitive billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi is likely to be extradited to India from the United Kingdom (UK) in 28 days.

16 Dec 2022

Defence Ministry

India successfully conducts night trial of nuclear-capable Agni-V ballistic missile

India successfully conducted the night trial of the nuclear-capable Agni-V ballistic missile on Thursday which can strike targets as far as 5,400 km with a very high degree of accuracy.

15 Dec 2022

Nitish Kumar

Those who drink alcohol will die: Nitish on hooch tragedy

As the number of deaths related to the Saran hooch tragedy rose to 39, Bihar's Chief Minister Nitish Kumar underlined the need for strict implementation of the state's liquor ban and urged people to refrain from drinking.

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