Economic Times | 05 Dec, 2021 | 05.32PM IST
Delhi on Sunday reported the first case of new Covid variant Omicron. With the first case in Delhi, the total cases of Omicron variant has climbed to five in India. The first two cases of Omicron variant were reported from Karnataka. The third and the fourth cases were found in Gujarat and Maharashtra respectively on Saturday.
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India close in on big win after reducing New Zealand to 140/5
New Zealand self-destructed chasing an improbable 540-run target to be 140 for five at stumps on day three of the second Test against India here on Sunday. India are expected complete formalities on day four on Monday.
Prime Minister Modi, President Putin to meet tomorrow
- This will be the first in-person meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Putin after their meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Brasilia in November 2019.
- Putin decided to go ahead with the visit despite the emergence of a new COVID-19 strain Omicron which has affected the schedule of several bilateral and international summits.
- During the summit, PM Modi and the Russian President will review the prospects of bilateral relations and will discuss ways to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries.
Tensions rise in Nagaland
Protestors have surrounded an Assam Rifles camp after the latter reportedly botched an encounter in the state
Uttarakhand government launches random testing
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Sunday said the state government would be launching random testing against COVID-19 with a target of 25,000 tests daily, in view of precautionary measures taken by the government in the wake of the new Omricron variant of coronavirus. “The state government is on full alert. We have held meetings with a high-power committee and are launching random testing with a target of 25000 tests daily,” Dhami told reporters
Nadda says Prime Minister to inaugurate AIIMS Bilaspur next year
Nadda, also a Rajya Sabha member, congratulated Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and frontline workers for making the state the first in the country to fully vaccinate 100 per cent of its adult population against COVID-19. Inaugurating the outpatient department of AIIMS in Bilaspur, Nadda said the health institute will be fully ready by June next year and hoped the prime minister will inaugurate it. As much as Rs 4,400 crore will be spent annually to run the institute, he said during the programme organised to celebrate the state’s remarkable feat.
Today, we manufacture 31-32 crore COVID doses in a month. When the world’s medical experts denied going to their duties, Prime Minister Modi encouraged our health and frontline workers by clapping for them; today India has administered 127 crore doses
– Union Health Min Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya
Indonesia volcano eruption: Death toll rises to 13
At least 11 villages of Lumajang district in East Java were coated in volcanic ash, submerging houses and vehicles, smothering livestock and leaving at least 900 evacuees seeking shelter in mosques, schools and village halls. “We did not know it was hot mud,” said Bunadi, a resident of Kampung Renteng, a village of about 3,000 people. “All of a sudden, the sky turned dark as rains and hot smoke came.”
Afghans lodge most asylum applications in EU
EASO said in a statement that this made Afghanistan by far the main country of origin, which Syria had been for seven years until July. Total applications in the EU+ exceeded pre-pandemic levels for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19.
COVID-19 booster: INSACOG says more experiments needed
“Immunity and protection from SARS-CoV-2 is multifactorial with several unknown factors and further compounded by emerging VOCs. Many more scientific experiments are needed to assess the impacts of booster dose, which are being guided and monitored by National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation and National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19”, said INSACOG.
Myanmar army truck runs down protesters
An army vehicle barreled into a peaceful march of anti-government protesters in military-ruled Myanmar’s biggest city on Sunday, reportedly killing at least three people, witnesses and a protest organizer said. Sunday’s march was one of at least three held in Yangon, and similar rallies were reported in other parts of the country a day ahead of an expected verdict in the first of about a dozen criminal cases against Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was toppled in a military takeover Feb. 1.
A passenger from Singapore who had tested positive for COVID-19 at the Madurai Airport yesterday, has been admitted to Aasaripallam Government Hospital. It is yet to be ascertained if he has been infected with the Omicron variant: Kanniyakumari District admin
Public have vandalised Konyak union office. Internet has been shut down in Mon
Delhi Omicron case
The Tanzania returnee, who tested positive for COVID-19 Omicron variant, has mild symptoms as he had taken both doses of the vaccine, informed Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of LNJP Hospital on Sunday.
World’s largest flag launched in Mumbai on Navy Day
Random testing is going to start at railway stations, airports and border areas in Uttarakhand: CM Pushkar Singh Dhami
The state government is on full alert. We have held meetings with a high-power committee and are launching random testing with target of 25000 tests daily
– Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami on precautionary measures taken by Govt over Omicron variant
India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Update
UPDATE – Mayank Agarwal got hit on his right forearm while batting in the second innings. He has been advised not t… https://t.co/KNFwrN71KK
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1638696008000
Enforcement Directorate has recorded the statement of Former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh in connection with a money laundering case
Puducherry makes COVID-19 vaccination compulsory
Pakistan PM Imran Khan reassures president over Sri Lankan’s lynching
Pakistan’s prime minister told Sri Lanka’s president that more than 100 people have been detained in the lynching of a Sri Lankan factory manager and suspects will be “prosecuted with the full severity of the law.”
Five with travel history of Africa detected Covid positive in Bihar: IANS Report
- The patients had recently arrived in Gopalganj. As per the Covid protocol, the district administration conducted RT-PCR tests of these passengers and the reports came positive.
- Their samples have been sent for genome testing.
India Vs NZ: Kiwis lose first wicket, at 13/1 in second innings; Target 540
India vs New Zealand 2nd Test, Day 3
- India declares at 276 in second innings after losing seventh wicket
- India has set a target of 540 for Kiwis
All 17 COVID19 patients admitted at LNJP are in stable condition. Most patients are asymptomatic. 4 more people have been admitted today. A special team has been constituted to attend to Omicron cases
– Dr. Suresh Kumar, MD, LNJP Hospital
BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu loses against South Korea’s An Se-young in summit clash
India vs New Zealand 2nd Test: India loses sixth wicket, lead swells to 501 runs
The 33-year-old man from Maharashtra’s Thane district, who had tested positive for the Omicron variant of coronavirus, is in a “stable” condition and is responding well to the medical treatment: Officials
India vs New Zealand Test Match, Day 3 of 2nd Test
- India loses fifth wicket, Virat Kohli gone for 36
- India at 217/5, leads by 480 runs
A Tanzania returnee has tested positive for COVID19, his sample has been sent for genome sequencing. He is currently admitted to a hospital. His close contacts are being investigated
– Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Omicron variant of COVID19
Delhi Omicron case
The patient has sore throat, weakness and body ache, according to LNJP Hospital managing director Dr. Suresh Kumar
Aam Aadmi Party promises Rs 1000/month to every female over 18 yrs in Goa
Arvind Kejriwal also said Griha Aadhar will be increased from Rs 1500 to Rs 2500/month
Resident doctors of RML hospital to boycott Emergency services from 6th Dec along with OPD services due to “repeated delay in NEET PG Counselling 2021”.
Mamata Banerjee must clarify if she wants to make TMC main Opposition party by fighting those in power or by taking on fellow Opposition parties
– Bhupesh Baghel
No Opposition alliance sans Congress possible at national level to take on BJP: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel to PTI
Jammu & Kashmir’s Gulmarg received fresh snowfall today
Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Delhi government guest teachers who are holding a protest over their demand for permanent jobs outside the residence of CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi airport witnesses long queues, crowd as Centre imposes new guidelines amid concerns over ‘Omicron’ variant: Times Now
Rahul Gandhi on Nagaland violence
This is heart wrenching. GOI must give a real reply. What exactly is the home ministry doing when neither civilia… https://t.co/9EHwDhtKhc
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1638685718000
Samples of 12 out of 17 positive passengers were sent for genome sequencing and one of them, who arrived from Tanzania, tested Omicron positive according to preliminary reports
– Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain
Odisha’s Puri receives heavy rainfall under the influence of Cyclone Jawad
Delhi Omicron case
- The man, aged 37, returned from Tanzania
- He has been admitted to LNJP Hospital with mild symptoms
India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test- Day 3: India 142/2 at Lunch, lead by 405 runs
First omicron case detected in Delhi.
The patient admitted to LNJP Hospital had returned from Tanzania. Till now, 17 people who tested positive for Covid have been admitted to the hospital: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain
Union Home Minister Amit Shah says anti-drone technology being developed, will be provided to security forces soon
COVID19 Vaccination Update
- More than 138 Cr vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs.
- More than 21.13 Cr doses are still available with States/UTs to be administered.
An Air Arabia flight carrying 95 passengers landed at Nagpur today. All these passengers underwent RT-PCR tests at the airport, their test results will be out soon. All passengers need to follow the home quarantine rule: Dy Commissioner, Nagpur Municipal Corporation
On Dec 7, PM Modi will inaugurate developmental projects worth over Rs 9600 cr in Gorakhpur. PM will inaugurate the Gorakhpur Fertilizer Plant. AIIMS-Gorakhpur is also ready & the PM will inaugurate it: UP CM
It is a moment of great pride as over 50% of the eligible population are now fully vaccinated
– Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya
Army orders Court of Inquiry into killing of civilians during anti-insurgency operation in Mon district of Nagaland: Officials
Dutch former queen Beatrix tests positive for COVID-19: Reuters
The Security Forces have suffered severe injuries in the operation including one soldier who succumbed to his injuries. The incident and its aftermath is deeply regretted: Assam Rifles officials
Based on credible intelligence of likely movement of insurgents, a specific op was planned in Tiru, Mon District, Nagaland. Cause of loss of lives being probed by a Court of Inquiry at highest level & appropriate action will be taken: Assam Rifles officials
Amit Shah takes part in BSF’s 57th Raising Day celebrations
Jaisalmer | Union Home Minister Amit Shah takes part in BSF's 57th Raising Day celebrations https://t.co/TDICxvmJUD
— ANI (@ANI) 1638678338000
At least 11 civilians gunned down by security forces in Nagaland’s Mon district; CM Neiphiu Rio promises high-level probe, appeals for peace
Anguished over an unfortunate incident in Nagaland’s Oting, Mon. I express my deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives. A high-level SIT constituted by the State govt will thoroughly probe this incident to ensure justice to the bereaved families.
– Amit Shah on Nagaland violence
- Some Naga youth were reportedly killed in Oting village of Mon district on Saturday when they were allegedly fired at by security forces who suspected them to be terrorists.
- Reportedly, irked villagers torched vehicles of security forces and some people were reportedly shot when security forces opened fire to control the irate mob.
Nagaland Chief minister condemns ‘killing of civilians’, announces SIT probe
The unfortunate incident leading to killing of civilians at Oting, Mon is highly condemnable.Condolences to the be… https://t.co/RyJ4bIvZeb
— Neiphiu Rio (@Neiphiu_Rio) 1638673516000
India reports 8,895 new cases, 2796 deaths in the last 24 hours, active caseload at 99,155.
2,426 reconciled deaths by Bihar adjusted in today’s database. Also, Kerala clears backlog of 263 deaths. Hence deaths showing a spike: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Indian Army to take part in the 11th edition of exercise ‘EKUVERIN’ between India & Maldives to be conducted at Kadhdhoo Island, Maldives from 6th to 19th December: Ministry of Defence
Javed Akhtar mourns demise of veteran journalist Vinod Dua
Vinod ji , this is not fair , how could you do this to us . It is the time when we needed you the most and you have… https://t.co/7tide1v0q0
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) 1638627169000