LIVE News Updates: Bharat Biotech requests healthcare workers to only administer COVAXIN to 15-18 age group

Bharat Biotech: "Healthcare workers are requested to ensure that only COVAXIN is administered to individuals in 15-18 age group," following reports of unapproved COVID vaccines given to them

LIVE News Updates: Bharat Biotech requests healthcare workers to only administer COVAXIN to 15-18 age group
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18 Jan 2022, 7:52 PM

Bharat Biotech requests healthcare workers to only administer COVAXIN to 15-18 age group

Bharat Biotech: "Healthcare workers are requested to ensure that only COVAXIN is administered to individuals in 15-18 age group," following reports of unapproved COVID vaccines being given to 15-18 year age group

18 Jan 2022, 7:11 PM

Delhi reports 11,684 new COVID cases, 38 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19 | Delhi reports 11,684 new cases & 38 deaths in last 24 hours; Active cases 78,112. Positivity rate 22.47%- 5.52% less than yesterday, January 17

18 Jan 2022, 6:43 PM

Lt Gen Manoj Pande appointed as next Army Vice Chief, say Sources

ANI reported, Lt Gen Manoj Pande appointed as next Army Vice Chief, say Sources


18 Jan 2022, 6:04 PM

Shopkeepers protest over Odd-Even rule imposed in Delhi amid COVID-19 surge

Delhi | Shopkeepers protest over Odd-Even rule imposed amid a surge in COVID cases. We request govt to allow us to open shops on weekends & are strictly against odd-even rule; not able to recover losses we faced in last 2 years: Paramjit Singh, Vice Pres, Sadar Bazar traders Association

Odd-even is now imposed on shops, we were already suffering due to weekend lockdown. Due to this, our shops are open only 10 days a month: Rakesh Kumar, President, Sadar Bazar traders Association

18 Jan 2022, 4:55 PM

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare asks all States/UTs to increase Covid-19 testing

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare asks all States/UTs "to immediately increase testing in a strategic manner keeping in view the trend of case positivity in specific areas in the States/UTs


18 Jan 2022, 4:03 PM

Mumbai's Bandra Court reserves order on bail of 'BulliBai' App case accused

'BulliBai' App case | Mumbai's Bandra Court reserves order on the bail applications of Vishal Kumar Jha, Mayank Rawat and Shweta Singh till January 20. Mumbai Cyber ​​Cell has strongly opposed the bail of all three: Advocate Sandeep Sherkhane, accused Rawat's lawyer

18 Jan 2022, 3:08 PM

Chinar Corps and GREF rescue 30 civilians, retrieve 12 vehicles stuck on Chowkibal-Tangdhar

Jammu & Kashmir | Chinar Corps and GREF rescued 30 civilians in two different avalanches in Tangdhar, and retrieved 12 vehicles stuck on Chowkibal-Tangdhar (NH -701) road on night of 17th-18th January


18 Jan 2022, 2:08 PM

Bikram Singh Majithia's interim bail in drugs case extended till January 24

Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia's interim bail in the drugs case extended till January 24

18 Jan 2022, 2:08 PM

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, number of visitors to be substantially curtailed this year on Rupblic Day: MoD Sources

Total 600 young artists, who will perform at Rajpath this year, were selected through nationwide competition 'Vande Bharatam' organised by MoD & Ministry of Culture to ensure participation of people from all over the country & encourage talented dancers.

This year the list of invitees include construction workers, sanitation workers, front line workers and auto-rickshaw drivers. The purpose is to give opportunity to every person in the society. The invitees have to be fully vaccinated

On Rupblic Day, NCC contingents to meet next of kin of departed soldiers etched in the National War Memorial. They will be presented with a plaque signed by the PM, thanking them for sacrifice to the nation. Over 5000 families identified

For the first time, visitors will get glimpse of some unseen visuals from cockpit of fighter planes performing manoeuvres on Republic Day

This year the invitation cards for Republic Day have medicinal seeds. After the event, it can be sowed in a flower pot or garden

To encourage a start up of IIT-Delhi, for the first time 1000 drones will perform during Beating Retreat event. After China, Russia and UK, India will be the fourth country to perform drone show

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the number of visitors to be substantially curtailed this year. We are looking at a range of 5000 to 8000 people but we have not yet finalised that. Last year, 25,000 visitors had taken part in it: Senior Defence Ministry officials: MoD Sources


18 Jan 2022, 1:17 PM

Cartoonist Narayan Debnath passes away at age of 97 after prolonged illness

Cartoonist and Padma Shri awardee, Narayan Debnath passes away at the age of 97 after prolonged illness. He was the creator of several Bengali comic characters and was undergoing treatment at Bellevue Hospital in Kolkata

18 Jan 2022, 12:54 PM

Bhagwant Mann to be AAP's chief ministerial candidate for upcoming Punjab Assembly elections

Bhagwant Mann will be the AAP's chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections: Arvind Kejriwal


18 Jan 2022, 12:54 PM

ACB summons former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh

Corruption charges matter | Mumbai Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) had summoned former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh to appear before them at 12.30 pm today to record his statement. Singh's counsel seeks two weeks' time, citing the COVID-19 situation.

18 Jan 2022, 12:09 PM

SC agrees to hear PIL seeking a direction to ECIto deregister political parties that do not disclose details pertaining to criminal cases

Supreme Court agrees to hear PIL seeking a direction to the Election Commission of India to deregister political parties that do not disclose details pertaining to criminal cases of their election candidates along with the reason for their selection.


18 Jan 2022, 11:19 AM

Illegal sand mining: ED raids multiple locations in Punjab

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday raided multiple locations in poll-bound Punjab as part of a money laundering probe against companies involved in illegal sand mining in the border state, officials said.

They said at least 10-12 locations in the state are being covered by the officials of the federal agency and the action is being undertaken under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Some people with political links are also stated to have been covered.

The state is poll-bound with voting slated to take place for its 117 assembly seats on February 20.

18 Jan 2022, 10:23 AM

Rupee falls 18 paise to 74.43 against US dollar in early trade


18 Jan 2022, 10:23 AM

Allowing illegally intercepted telephonic conversations as evidence violation of fundamental rights: Delhi HC

Allowing illegally intercepted telephonic conversations as evidence violation of fundamental rights: Delhi High Court

18 Jan 2022, 9:39 AM

Sensex trading at 61,440 up around +131 points

Sensex trading at 61,440 up around +131 points; Nifty trading at 18,342 up around +34 points.


18 Jan 2022, 9:20 AM

4.3-magnitude quake hits Mizoram

An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale hit Mizoram on Tuesday, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).

18 Jan 2022, 9:19 AM

India reports 2,38,018 COVID cases (20,071 less than yesterday), 310 deaths

India reports 2,38,018 COVID cases (20,071 less than yesterday), 310 deaths, and 1,57,421 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Active case: 17,36,628 Daily positivity rate: 14.43% 8,891 total Omicron cases detected so far; an increase of 8.31% since yesterday


18 Jan 2022, 9:18 AM

No decision yet by union health ministry on vaccination for children of age group 12-14 years

No decision yet by the union health ministry on vaccination for children of age group 12-14 years: Official sources

18 Jan 2022, 8:46 AM

Twin earthquakes in western Afghanistan kill at least 22

Two earthquakes rattled Afghanistan's western Badghis province along the border with Turkmenistan on Monday afternoon, killing at least 22 people, a local official said.

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