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The risk of COVID-19 remains high globally. The emergence of variants is a reminder that the pandemic is far from over: Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia

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17 Dec 2021, 7:30 PM

The risk of COVID-19 remains high globally: WHO South-East Asia

The risk of COVID-19 remains high globally. The emergence of variants is a reminder that the pandemic is far from over: Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia

17 Dec 2021, 6:54 PM

Singapore Airlines to resume Airbus A380 Superjumbo aircraft's services to India

According to IANS, Singapore Airlines is set to resume the Airbus A380 Superjumbo aircraft's services to India, after a break of 20 months due to the pandemic-led restrictions.

17 Dec 2021, 6:06 PM

Competition Commission imposes 200 crore penalty on Amazon

Competition Commission imposes 200 crore penalty on Amazon in the 49% acquisition of Future Coupons, Bar and Bench reported


17 Dec 2021, 5:16 PM

No evidence suggests vaccines are not effective against Omicron variant: Health Ministry

There is no evidence to suggest that vaccines are not effective against Omicron variant of coronavirus: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry

17 Dec 2021, 4:24 PM

ED seizes Sukesh Chandrasekhar's assets

ED Sukesh Files | ED seized conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar's assets. Sukesh was operating a plush office in Tihar & extorted nearly Rs.200 Crore, News18 reported.


17 Dec 2021, 3:25 PM

SC asks Delhi Court to decide on plea seeking FIR against BJP leaders for hate speech

Supreme Court asks Delhi High Court to decide within 3 months on the plea seeking FIR against BJP leaders for hate speech that incited the riots

17 Dec 2021, 2:49 PM

Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday

Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday, 20th December amid uproar by Opposition MPs over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. They also demanded the resignation of MoS Home Ajay Misra Teni


17 Dec 2021, 2:08 PM

NEET 2022 likely to be held in June, JEE Main 2022 notification in January

NEET 2022 likely to be held in June, JEE Main 2022 notification in January, News18 reported

17 Dec 2021, 1:34 PM

People protest against AFSPA in Kohima, Nagaland

Nagaland | People protest against AFSPA in state capital Kohima, NDTV reported


17 Dec 2021, 12:26 PM

Delhi reports 10 new Omicron cases

PTI reported, Delhi logs 10 new cases of Omicron, tally now 20. Of these, 10 have been discharged, says Health Minister Satyendar Jain

17 Dec 2021, 12:02 PM

Suspended MPs and others protest against privatisation and merger plans of Public Sector Banks

ANI reported that suspended MPs and other Members of the Parliament are protesting outside on the Parliament premises, against privatisation and merger plans of Public Sector Banks.


17 Dec 2021, 11:58 AM

Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned till 2 pm amid protests over Lakhimpur Kheri violence

PTI reported that Lok Sabha proceedings have been adjourned till 2 pm following Opposition protests over the issue of Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

17 Dec 2021, 11:58 AM

10 new Omicron cases in Delhi, total up to 20 now

According to Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, 10 new cases of Omicron variant were reported in Delhi, taking the total number of cases of the variant to 20. A total of 10 people, out of these 20, have been discharged, reported ANI.


17 Dec 2021, 11:20 AM

Last rites of Group Captain Varun Singh taking place in Bhopal

NDTV reported that the last rites of Group Captain Varun Singh are taking place in Bhopal.

17 Dec 2021, 10:41 AM

Mass culling of ducks in Kerala amid bird flu scare

Mass culling of ducks is taking place amid a bird flu scare in Kottayam, Kerala, reported ANI. P. K Jayasree, Kottayam District Collector, said, "Killing and burning of ducks is being done. Places like Kallara, Vechoor and Aimanam were affected by bird flu."


17 Dec 2021, 10:41 AM

Hindu pilgrims from Amritsar leave for a visit to Shree Katas Raj Temples in Chakwal district of Punjab in Pakistan

ANI reported that Hindu pilgrims from Amritsar left for a visit to Shree Katas Raj Temples in Chakwal district of Punjab in Pakistan. The pilgrims left from Durgiana Temple in Amritsar this morning.

17 Dec 2021, 10:41 AM

President Kovind inaugurates Ramna Kali Mandir in Dhaka

ANI reported that President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the renovated Ramna Kali Mandir in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which was destroyed by the Pakistani forces during the 1971 war.


17 Dec 2021, 10:24 AM

Rupee slips 14 paise to 76.23 against US dollar

Rupee slipped 14 paise to 76.23 against US dollar in early trade, reported PTI.

17 Dec 2021, 10:24 AM

Bhutan confers the country's highest civilian award upon PM Modi

ANI reported that Bhutan has conferred the country's highest civilian award - Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


17 Dec 2021, 9:39 AM

Sensex slips 47.55 pts to 57,853.59 in opening session

PTI reported that Sensex slipped 47.55 pts to 57,853.59 in the opening session, while Nifty declined 11.75 pts to 17,236.65.

17 Dec 2021, 9:39 AM

7,447 new Covid cases, 391 deaths in the last 24 hours

ANI reported that India reported 7,447 new Covid cases, 7,886 recoveries, and 391 deaths in the last 24 hours. This takes the number of active cases to 86,415, the total recoveries to 3,41,62,765, the death toll to 4,76,869, while the total vaccination stands at 1,35,99,96,267.


17 Dec 2021, 9:13 AM

Delhi's AQI at 339 (overall) in 'very poor' category

ANI reported that as per IMD, Delhi is likely to experience 'shallow fog' today with the mercury dropping to as low as 8°C. AQI in Delhi is presently at 339 (overall) in the 'very poor' category, as per SAFAR-India. A layer of fog has settled in Delhi as temperatures drop.

17 Dec 2021, 8:46 AM

27 feared dead in building fire in Japan's Osaka

AFP reported that 27 people are feared dead in a building fire in Japan's Osaka, according to media reports.

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