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Updated on Jan 14, 2022 05:26 PM IST
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Jan 14, 2022 05:26 PM IST
Mild, asymptomatic Covid patients eligible for home isolation: Health ministry
Home isolation will be over after 7 days pass from testing positive without getting a fever for 3 successive days, after which no re-testing is required; asymptomatic contacts need not take a Covid test: Ministry of Health
— ANI (@ANI) January 14, 2022
The Union health ministry said that Covid-19 with mild symptoms or asymptomatic are eligible for home isolation while those above 60 years of age and those with comorbidities will be allowed home isolation after medical evaluation.
Jan 14, 2022 04:58 PM IST
Kerala suspends offline teaching for up to class 9 due to Covid surge
Following the surge in Covid-19 cases in Kerala , the state government suspended offline classes for up to class 9, reports ANI citing the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).
Jan 14, 2022 04:55 PM IST
Nitin Gadkari approves draft notification to mandate 6 airbags in vehicles carrying upto 8 passengers
In order to enhance the safety of the occupants in motor vehicles carrying upto 8 passengers, I have now approved a Draft GSR Notification to make a minimum of 6 Airbags compulsory. #RoadSafety #SadakSurakshaJeevanRaksha
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) January 14, 2022
“In order to enhance the safety of the occupants in motor vehicles carrying upto 8 passengers, I have now approved a Draft GSR Notification to make a minimum of 6 Airbags compulsory,” Union minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted.
Jan 14, 2022 04:21 PM IST
Australia agrees to delay Djokovic’s deportation, reports AFP
Australia agreed to delay Novak Djokovic’s deportation, reports news agency AFP citing his lawyer.
Jan 14, 2022 03:48 PM IST
‘Bulli Bai’ app case: Court sentences 2 accused to 14-day judicial custody
Shweta Singh and Mayank, accused in the ‘Bulli Bai’ app case, have been sent to a 14-day judicial custody by court, reports ANI citing Mayank’s lawyer Sandeep Sherkhane.
Jan 14, 2022 03:47 PM IST
‘Bulli Bai’ app case: Mumbai police say accused Shweta Singh produced before court
‘Bulli Bai’ app case accused Shweta Singh’s and Mayank’s Police custody ends. Shweta was produced before the court while Mayank could not be due to testing positive for Covid-19, the Mumbai Police said, reports ANI.
Jan 14, 2022 03:27 PM IST
PM Modi to meet with startups on Jan 15
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet with startups virtually on January 15 (Saturday) at 10.30am, reports ANI citing the PMO.
The startup will make presentations before the PM on six themes including Growing from Roots; Nudging the DNA; From Local to Global.
Jan 14, 2022 03:25 PM IST
5 identified of 9 dead, ₹5 lakh ex-gratia given to families: Indian Railways
The Indian Railways said that five out of the nine people dead in the Bikaner-Guwahati train mishap have been identified and their families were given ₹5 lakh each, reports ANI.
“We have also given ₹1 lakh each to the 10 grievously injured persons and ₹25,000 each given to 26 minor injured,” said Rajiv Jain, ADG PR, Indian Railways.
Jan 14, 2022 02:47 PM IST
Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia says BJP using NCPCR to stop AAP’s ‘Desh ka Mentor’ program
Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that the BJP does not want Aam Aadmi Party’s ‘Desh ka Mentor’ program to continue, reports ANI.
“So they used NCPCR to stop this program on a complaint by a BJP worker from Chhattisgarh, who said it is a “threat” to a child’s safety,” he said.
Jan 14, 2022 01:54 PM IST
Delhi alert: IED recovered from unattended bag in Ghazipur Flower Market
An IED was found in the bag, NSG experts will verify and tell what kind of explosive materials are there in it, confirms Joint commissioner of police (eastern range) Sagar Preet Hooda.
Jan 14, 2022 01:51 PM IST
Swami Prasad Maurya, Dharm Singh Saini, other rebel BJP MLAs join SP in presence of Akhilesh Yadav
UP minister Swami Prasad Maurya, rebel BJP MLAs Dharm Singh Saini and others join Samajwadi Party in presence of Akhilesh Yadav.
Jan 14, 2022 01:22 PM IST
All schools in Madhya Pradesh to remain closed for students till Jan 31, announces CM Chouhan
All government and private schools will remain closed for students of classes 1-12 between Jan 15 and Jan 31. All political and religious gatherings and fairs will be banned. No ban on Makar Sankranti ‘snan’, announced Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Jan 14, 2022 12:52 PM IST
Ukraine claims massive cyber attack on govt websites, reports AFP
Ukraine reports massive cyber attack on government websites.
Jan 14, 2022 12:50 PM IST
High alert in Delhi: Bomb disposal squad rushed to Ghazipur flower market
Delhi Police rushes bomb disposal squad to Ghazipur Flower Market in East Delhi after the recovery of an unattended bag. Fire engines also sent to the site, police said.
Jan 14, 2022 12:33 PM IST
Australia revokes Novak Djokovic’s visa again
Australia has cancelled Djokovic visa for second time, announced country’s immigration minister.
Jan 14, 2022 12:17 PM IST
Budget session for FY22 to be held from January 31 to April 8
Jan 14, 2022 12:04 PM IST
Hong Kong airport bans transit flights from over 150 countries, reports AFP
Hong Kong airport bans transit flights from over 150 countries.
Jan 14, 2022 11:58 AM IST
‘Big let down,’ says Sister Lucy as Kerala court acquits Bishop Franco in nun rape case
“Big let down,” said Sister Lucy Kalapura who was expelled from the congregation for supporting the victim.
Jan 14, 2022 11:28 AM IST
North Korea fires ‘unidentified projectile’, says S Korea military
North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into the sea off its east coast on Friday, South Korea’s military said, as reported by news agency AFP.
Jan 14, 2022 11:21 AM IST
Deposed bishop Franco Mullakal gets clean chit in nun rape case
“Lord is supreme. Truth prevailed,” says Mullakal after coming out of the court.
The verdict was announced by Additional Sessions judge G Gopakumar. Jalandhar Diocese released a statement thanking all those who stood with the bishop. Initial reports suggest lack of scientific evidence led to his acquittal. Read more
Jan 14, 2022 10:56 AM IST
Additional police outside Kottayam sessions court ahead of nun rape case verdict
Jan 14, 2022 10:21 AM IST
DCGI’s SEC to review Covishield, Covaxin full market approval today
DCGI’s Subject Expert Committee to review applications of Bharat Biotech and SII for full market approval to Covaxin and Covishield today, news agency ANI reported quoting sources.
Jan 14, 2022 09:43 AM IST
11 skulls, 54 bones of fetuses found in biogas plant in Maharashtra hospital
Eleven skulls and 54 bones of fetuses were found in biogas plant of a private hospital in Arvi, Wardha during the investigation of a separate case of illegal abortion. Hospital director Rekha Kadam and one of her associates were arrested, said sub-Inspector Jyotsna Giri in Wardha, Maharahstra.
Jan 14, 2022 09:36 AM IST
‘Congress-ruled states don’t pay attention to law & order,’ says Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar
“The reason why such incidents keep happening in Congress-ruled states is that they don’t pay much attention to law and order. If parties will think about their personal benefits, they’ll always fail to keep the public safe,” says Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Alwar rape.
Jan 14, 2022 08:46 AM IST
At least 9 dead in Bengal train accident, reports ANI
Death toll in Bikaner-Guwahati Express mishap has risen to 9. Rescue operation is over. 36 injured were admitted to different hospitals. Passengers were sent to Guwahati by special train, said Union Minister John Barla, as quoted by ANI.
Jan 14, 2022 07:46 AM IST
Dense fog engulfs national capital
Jan 14, 2022 06:25 AM IST
6 killed as Bikaner-Guwahati train derails in West Bengal, says railways division
Six people lost their lives after 12 coaches of the Bikaner-Guwahati Express (15633) derailed in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district on Thursday, stated Chief Public Relations Officer, Northeast Frontier Railway.
Jan 14, 2022 05:44 AM IST
Kejriwal to flag off 100 low-floor CNG buses in Delhi today
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will flag off 100 modern and environment friendly AC low-floor CNG buses on Friday from Rajghat cluster bus depot, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said.
These will be state-of-the-art buses equipped with modern facilities like panic button, GPS among others. The minister said that these low-floor buses will have features of bus kneeling with ramp for differently abled people.
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Twelve coaches of the Guwahati-bound Bikaner Express got derailed at Jalpaiguri in north Bengal on Thursday evening, leaving nine passengers dead and at least 36 injured.
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 04:27 PM IST
Both the Emirates flights, one for Bengaluru and the other for Hyderabad, were scheduled to take off from the same runway in a gap of five minutes, the report said.
Published on Jan 14, 2022 04:13 PM IST
With an R-value of over 10 across the world, the Omicron variant of Covid has come close to measles which is a highly contagious disease seen among children, AIIMS doctor Rakesh Lodha said.
Published on Jan 14, 2022 03:47 PM IST
IMD scientists said a particularly warm winter and the post-monsoon season in 2021 led to the increase in the country’s mean temperature last year
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 02:51 PM IST
Ghazipur bomb scare: Ahead of Republic Day, the unattended box containing IED found in a crowded area like Ghazipur flower market spread panic. The NSG team carried out a controlled explosion of the IED.
Published on Jan 14, 2022 02:12 PM IST
Officials said they were exploring options such as a staggered timetables for Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha and seating arrangements that take care of social distancing during the session
Published on Jan 14, 2022 01:13 PM IST
Kamal Khan was NDTV’s executive editor. He was a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award, and the Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Award from the President of India.
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 11:33 AM IST
ByMalavika Murali, New Delhi
A heavy police force was deployed outside the Kottayam Additional Sessions Court ahead of pronouncement of the verdict involving the former bishop of Jalandhar Diocese.
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 01:03 PM IST
Reported by Ramesh Babu | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi