LIVE News Updates: Delhi reports 249 COVID cases, 1 death in the last 24 hours

Delhi reports 249 positive cases, one death, and 96 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Active cases 934 Total positive cases 14,43,062 Total deaths 25,104

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25 Dec 2021, 7:12 PM

Delhi reports 249 COVID cases, 1 death in the last 24 hours

Delhi reports 249 positive cases, one death, and 96 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Active cases 934 Total positive cases 14,43,062 Total deaths 25,104

25 Dec 2021, 6:51 PM

Kerala reports 2,404 new COVID cases, 11 deaths today

Kerala reports 2,404 new cases, 11 deaths, and 3,377 recoveries today; Active cases at 24,501. Death tally at 46,318.

104 deaths were added to the death tally as per the new guidelines of the Central government, says Kerala govt in an official statement

25 Dec 2021, 5:45 PM

Night curfew in Assam from 11.30 PM to 6 AM today onwards, except on December 31

Night curfew to be in force from 11.30 PM to 6 AM, tomorrow onwards across Assam. This curfew, however, will not be applicable on December 31, 2021: Assam Govt

25 Dec 2021, 5:10 PM

2 terrorists neutralized in ongoing encounter at Awantipore in J&K

Two terrorists belonging to the proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chowgam area of south Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday, Jammu & Kashmir police officials said.

The police said that acting on a specific input regarding the presence of terrorists in Chowgam village area of Shopian, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by the police, Army's 44 Rashtriya Rifles and the Central Reserve Police Force.

"During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained, they were given ample opportunities to surrender. However, they refused to surrender and instead fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which retaliated leading to an encounter," the police said.

In the encounter, two terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site.

They have been identified as Sajad Ahmad Chak, a resident of Braripora in Shopian district and Raja Basit Yaqoob, a resident of Achan Litter in Pulwama district.

"As per police records both the killed terrorists were categorized terrorists linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT and were part of groups involved in several terror cases. Besides, the killed terrorist Sajad was also instrumental in motivating and recruiting the youth to join terror outfits," the police added.

Incriminating material, arms and ammunition, including two AK-series rifles, four AK magazines and 32 rounds were recovered from them.

25 Dec 2021, 4:47 PM

Gunfight breaks out at Awantipore in J&K

An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces at Hardumir Tral area of Awantipore in South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday, officials said.

"Encounter has started at Hardumir Tral area of Awantipore. Police and security forces are on the job," police said.

The firefight took place after a joint team of police and the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about presence of terrorists.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

25 Dec 2021, 3:52 PM

7 arrested in connection with murder of SDPI leader KS Shaan in Alappuzha

7 more persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged murder of SDPI leader KS Shaan in Alappuzha. Till now, 10 people have been arrested in this case: Kerala Police

25 Dec 2021, 2:13 PM

Will serve Punjab, perhaps via politics or something, no decision taken yet, says Harbhajan

I know politicians from every party. I'll make an announcement beforehand if I'll join any party. Will serve Punjab, maybe via politics or something else, no decision has been taken yet: India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday

25 Dec 2021, 1:38 PM

19 students of a Maharashtra school test COVID-19 positive

NDTV reported, 19 students Covid-19 positive in a Maharashtra school, 450 being tested

25 Dec 2021, 12:27 PM

Ex-cop suspected of bombing Ludhiana court

Ex-cop suspected of bombing Ludhiana court wanted to destroy documents in drugs case against him, say sources

25 Dec 2021, 11:20 AM

Covid: Multi-disciplinary Central teams to be deployed in 10 states

The Union Health Ministry in an official statement said that multi-disciplinary Central teams will be deployed in Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Mizoram, Karnataka, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Punjab, which are either reporting an increasing number of Omicron and Covid cases or slow vaccination pace, reported ANI.

25 Dec 2021, 10:55 AM

Delhi's minimum temperature drops to 7 degrees Celsius

NDTV reported that Delhi's minimum temperature settled at 7 degrees Celsius today.

25 Dec 2021, 9:48 AM

7,189 new Covid cases, 387 deaths in last 24 hours

ANI reported that India reported 7,189 new Covid cases, 7,286 recoveries, and 387 deaths in the last 24 hours. This takes the number of active cases to 77,032, the total recoveries to 3,42,23,263, the death toll to 4,79,520, the total number of Omicron cases to 415, while the total vaccination stands at 141.01 Cr.

25 Dec 2021, 9:43 AM

Omicron tally up to 415 now

According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 415 Omicron cases have been reported in 17 States/UTs of India so far. The number of persons recovered is 115.

25 Dec 2021, 9:22 AM

Five members of AITC resign on grounds that party is dividing Goans

ANI reported that five primary members of the AITC, including former Goa MLA Lavoo Mamlatdar submitted their resignation letters on Friday. "We do not want to continue with a party which is trying to divide Goans," the resignation letter read.

25 Dec 2021, 8:42 AM

'No vaccine, no entry' in public places in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra

ANI reported that the Ahmednagar district administration in Maharashtra has issued a 'no vaccine, no entry' order covering various areas, including private establishments, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, auditoriums, marriage halls, agriculture markets as well as events.

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