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  • 9:38 PM IST

    Nobody is above law; everyone should follow protocols: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on FIR against Bollywood actors Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan for alleged violation of institutional quarantine norms

  • 8:58 PM IST

    Congress President has accepted willingness of Shaktisinh Gohil to be relieved from his duties as Congress in-charge of Bihar. Congress President has appointed Bhakta Charan Das as party in-charge of Bihar. Shaktisinh Gohil will continue as in-charge of Delhi: Congress

  • 8:57 PM IST

    Discussed various issues concerned to Haj 2021 with Haj Committee of India officials and Haj Group Organisers at Haj House in Mumbai. Arrangements being made to give Corona vaccine to all people who will go to perform Haj from India: Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

  • 8:44 PM IST

    Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala gives assent to Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill-2020 that was passed in the state assembly on December 9, 2020.

  • 5:55 PM IST

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cancelled his India visit, hours after he announced a fresh lockdown in the United Kingdom over the new strain of coronavirus which is rapidly spreading. Johnson was invited to take part in the Republic Day celebrations on January 26 as a chief guest.

  • 4:15 PM IST

    Active COVID-19 cases in the country are less than 2.5 lakhs and continue to decline. The positivity rate stood at 1.97%: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan

  • 3:57 PM IST

    West Bengal Minister-of-State, Department of Youth Services and Sports Laxmi Ratan Shukla resigns from his post. Reacting to Shukla’s resignation Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said, “Anyone can resign. He wrote in his resignation letter that he wants to give more time to sports and will continue as an MLA. Don’t take it in a negative way.”

  • 3:01 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine Row: We are fully aware of the importance of vaccines for people and countries alike, we hereby communicate our joint pledge to provide global access for our COVID-19 vaccines, Joint statement of Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech read.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline to the nation on Tuesday via video conferencing. The event will mark an important milestone towards the creation of ‘one nation, one gas grid’. The 450-km-long pipeline has been built by Gail (India) Ltd. Also Read - Breaking News LIVE: Maharashtra to Halt Vaccination Drive For 2 Days

Himachal Pradesh became the fourth state to report cases of bird flu after Rajasthan, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, with officials confirming that migratory birds found dead at Pong Dam Lake in Kangra district have tested positive for the dreaded avian influenza. Also Read - Day 1 of Largest Vaccination Drive Ends as Over 1.9 Lakh Frontline Workers Get First Jabs | 10 Points

On the other hand, the overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 85.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.85 million, according to Johns Hopkins University. The US remains the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 20,805,262 and 353,371, respectively. India comes in second place in terms of cases at 10,340,469, while the country’s death toll soared to 149,649. Also Read - 52 Healthcare Workers Show Adverse Reactions COVID-19 Vaccine Shot in Delhi, 1 Hospitalised

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over isolated places of Shamli, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Hapur Gautam Buddha Nagar districts and adjoining areas.

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