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Dec 22, 2021 12:25 PM IST
Second Omicron case detected in Andhra Pradesh
A 39-year-old woman who came from Kenya to Chennai, and then travelled to Tirupati, tested positive for Covid on Dec 12. Her sample sent for genome sequencing declared Omicron positive today. Her family members tested negative: State govt
Dec 22, 2021 11:02 AM IST
PM Modi to chair Covid-19 review meeting on Thursday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a meeting to review the Covid-19 related situation in the country tomorrow, reports ANI citing sources.
Dec 22, 2021 10:11 AM IST
At least 70 missing in Myanmar after landslide
At least 70 missing after landslide at Myanmar jade mine, reports news agency AFP citing rescue team. “About 70-100 people are missing in a landslide that happened around 4:00am” at Hpakant mine in Kachin state, said rescue team member Ko Ny, according to the report.
Dec 22, 2021 09:58 AM IST
Two earthquakes hit Karnataka district
Two earthquakes of magnitude 2.9 and 3.0 were recorded in Chikkaballapura District today morning, says Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre.
Dec 22, 2021 09:49 AM IST
India’s Omicron count climbs to 213
India’s Omicron count climbed to 213 on Wednesday with Delhi leading with 57 cases, says health ministry.
Dec 22, 2021 09:28 AM IST
India’s daily Covid tally climbs again with 6,317 new cases; new fatalities down by 318
India’s daily Covid-19 tally saw a rise of 6,317 as it reached 3,47,58,481.
Dec 22, 2021 09:23 AM IST
Sony, Zee sign definitive merger agreement amid shareholder spat
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., India’s largest listed television network, approved a merger agreement with Sony Group Corp.’s local unit amid a complicated boardroom and courtroom feud between Zee’s founders and its largest shareholder. Read More
Dec 22, 2021 08:19 AM IST
Winter session of Parliament likely to conclude today
The Winter session of Parliament is likely to conclude on Wednesday, a day before the schedule, news agency PTI has reported. The session had commenced on November 29 and was scheduled to end on December 23. Read more
Dec 22, 2021 07:28 AM IST
Fire at vaishno Devi shrine area under control: Board
A massive fire that broke out in Vaishno Devi Shrine forest area on Tuesday has been brought under control. The yatra to the temple remained unaffected, says Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.
Dec 22, 2021 07:05 AM IST
India blocks 20 YouTube channels linked to ‘Pak disinformation campaign’
The ministry of information and broadcasting (I&B) on Tuesday said it has ordered the blocking of two Kashmir-related websites and 20 YouTube channels as they “belong to a coordinated disinformation network operating from Pakistan”.
Dec 22, 2021 06:26 AM IST
‘Anti-national’ not defined in Statutes, Govt tells Parliament
The home ministry told Parliament on Tuesday that there is no legal definition for the term “anti-national”, though there is criminal legislation and various judicial pronouncements to deal with activities that are a threat to the country. Read more
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The health ministry had on Tuesday alerted states and union territories about the new Covid-19 variant. It said that based on current scientific evidence, Omicron is at least three times more transmissible than the Delta variant.
Published on Dec 22, 2021 12:24 PM IST
- The overall tally also includes 213 cases of Omicron, the latest and more contagious mutation of the coronavirus. The national capital is leading the chart with 57, followed by Maharashtra (54), Telangana (24), Karnataka (19) and Rajasthan 18.
Published on Dec 22, 2021 11:06 AM IST
An investigation by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, the country’s top cybersecurity agency, is also likely into the hacking allegation made by Priyanka Gandhi
Published on Dec 22, 2021 11:05 AM IST
Omicron has so far been detected across 15 states and Union Territories (UTs), the ministry further said. Among these, Delhi has the most number of cases at 57, followed by Maharashtra at 54, Telangana at 24 and Karnataka at 19, as per the data released by the ministry.
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 10:54 AM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi
Eight states, including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Telangana, have an R-value of 1 and above indicating that Covid is spreading faster there.
Published on Dec 22, 2021 10:31 AM IST
- At the height of the wave in April and May, the daily number of new infections often exceeded 400,000, overwhelming the country’s health care infrastructure, which struggled with acute shortages of hospital beds, critical medicines and equipment.
Published on Dec 22, 2021 10:06 AM IST
Union minister of state for power and heavy industries Krishan Pal Gurjar said the government has taken several steps to encourage use of electric vehicles
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 10:51 AM IST
Like most of the Omicron cases across the world, Thakur did not have any symptoms. In fact, this is not the first time that he got Covid. During the first wave too, he was infected, he said
Published on Dec 22, 2021 09:33 AM IST