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Cricketer Virat Kohli steps down as India Test captain
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1642252472000
Test positivity rises to 15% in Karnataka with 32,793 new cases reported today
Only sick patients requiring emergency care may visit hospitals & autonomous institutions, in view of the prevailing COVID19 situation. All other patients with mild illness shouldn’t visit hospitals for the next 2 weeks or until further orders to prevent crowding
– Karnataka govt
Odisha logs 10,856 new COVID-19 cases, Omicron tally mounts to 202
Odisha’s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 11,22,735 on Saturday with 10,856 fresh infections, while two more fatalities pushed the death toll to 8,478, the Health Department said in a bulletin. The state also reported 32 new Omicron cases taking the tally of the new strain of coronavirus in Odisha to 202, a health department official said.
In today’s Covid19 review meeting, it has been decided that no changes are required in ongoing guidelines and restrictions. We have ordered medical stores to maintain a record of persons who purchase the COVID19 antigen self test kits
– Maharashtra Dy CM Ajit Pawar
Army Chief General MM Naravane released a commemorative postage stamp on ‘Permanent Commission to Women Officers’ in the Force
On Army Day 2022, Army Chief General MM Naravane released a commemorative postage stamp on 'Permanent Commission to… https://t.co/H9PXBUydw9
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Chandigarh reports 1,795 new cases today
- Active cases at 8,511
- Positivity rate at 26.71%
After Model Code of Conduct came into force in Punjab for Assembly elections, enforcement teams seized valuables, including cash, psychotropic substances & 2.72 lakh litres of liquor, worth Rs 40.31cr in violation of code till Jan 14:State Chief Electoral Officer Dr S Karuna Raju
Kerala reports 17,755 new COVID19 cases & 17 deaths today
- Active caseload stands at 90,649
- Death toll: 50,674
Movement of trains through the derailment affected site of Bikaner-Guwahati Express has resumed today
The restoration work started immediately after the rescue & relief operation was completed, after 9 passengers died & 36 got injured on Jan 13: CPRO, Northeast Frontier Railway
COVID19 | Delhi reports 20,718 new cases & 30 deaths in last 24 hours
- Active cases rise to 93,407
- Positivity rate remains at 30.64%
GoI’s position on the India-Nepal boundary has been communicated to the Nepal Govt
GoI's position on the India-Nepal boundary has been communicated to the Nepal Govt; established inter-governmental… https://t.co/6V88v3GSYW
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Till now, Centre has neither formed a committee on MSP nor approached us on it. Govt hasn’t removed the MoS whose son is involved in Lakhimpur Kheri incident. If govt doesn’t respond to our demands then we’ll celebrate ‘Virodh Diwas’ on Jan 31
– Yudhvir Singh, Bhartiya Kisan Union
Election Commission further bans poll rallies & roadshows in poll-bound states till 22nd January
COVID-19: Mizoram reports 477 new cases today; Active case tally at 8,048
Mexico sees fake molnupiravir, 1 week after drug approved
Mexico said Friday it is already seeing black market or fake versions of molnupiravir circulating for sale, just one week after authorities approved the drug to treat those at risk of severe COVID-19. The real medication is produced by US pharmaceutical company Merck. But Mexico’s health regulatory agency found versions labelled molnupiravir for sale from an array of companies like “Merit,” “Molaz” and “Azista.”
I will contest the election from the Khatima constituency. We all are together and ready to contest polls. This time, we have given a slogan ‘Abki Baar 60 Paar’. The candidates’ list will be announced soon
– Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami after the BJP Core Committee meeting
Unilever offered 50 billion pounds for GSK unit
Consumer goods giant Unilever made a bid towards the end of last year for pharmaceutical group Glaxosmithkline’s consumer goods business worth roughly 50 billion pounds ($68.4 billion), Britain’s Sunday Times reported. GSK and Pfizer, which owns a minority stake in the division, were understood to have rejected the offer on the basis that it was too low, the newspaper said. The approach by Unilever, which owns brands such as Dove soap and Marmite, for Glaxo’s portfolio of household brands including Panadol painkillers and Sensodyne toothpaste was understood to have been unsolicited, it added.
Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu joins Manipur Police
It is an honour to have joined the Manipur Police as the Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports). I would like… https://t.co/KE14ZPSKJj
— Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (@mirabai_chanu) 1642243151000
COVID-19 cases rising in poll-bound Manipur
Manipur Health and Family Welfare Department’s Additional Director Khoirom Sasbeekumar Mangang said that the daily positivity rate of the Covid cases in Manipur has been fluctuating during the past one week. “During the holidays the positivity rate is little less and during the working days the Covid-19 positivity rate is increasing,” Mangang, who is the spokesperson of the Health and Family Welfare Department, told IANS.
Senior Bihar Congress leader Vijay Shankar Mishra, a two-term former MLC, has died at the age of 76 after prolonged illness. CM Nitish Kumar calls Mishra’s demise an irreparable loss, says he was an able politician and social worker.
A crematorium for animals is proposed in BMC’s budget which will be constructed in 2500 square feet space in Dahisar. There was no crematorium for pets in Mumbai. This initiative is for the animals who can’t speak for themselves: Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain: We can say that Delhi has reached its peak in terms of cases. Cases have started slowing down. Let’s see when the decline happens.
Congress fields Punjab deputy CMs — Sukhjinder Randhawa from Dera Baba Nanak and Om Prakash Soni from Amritsar Central for state polls.
Punjab Assembly Elections list released, here are some contestants:
- Navjot Singh Sidhu: Amritsar East
- Charanjit Singh Channi: Chamkaur Sahib
- Malvika Sood: Moga
- Pratap Singh Bajwa: Qadian
- Sidhu Moosewala: Mansa
New combat uniform of Indian Army
The new combat uniform of the Indian Army was unveiled at the 'Army Day' parade, today. https://t.co/2d1u8FwV9v
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10 seats for women, 44 seats for OBC candidates and 19 seats for SC, in upcoming assembly polls: BJP
HDFC Bank posts 18% rise in standalone net profit to Rs 10,342.20 cr in December 2021 quarter: Company filing
I appeal to the leaders party workers to abide by EC guidelines, COVID protocols whenever they come to the office…I have also heard that a notice was also put up at our office today: SP chief Akhilesh Yadav
BJP names 107 candidates for UP polls in first list; 63 of 83 sitting MLAs repeated, 20 dropped
- Yogi Adityanath: Gorakhpur
- Keshav Prasad Maurya: Sirathu
- Tejendra Singh Nirwal: Shamli
- Umesh Malik: Budhana
Deputy CM Kesav Prasad Maurya to contest UP Polls from Sirathu in Prayagraj district: BJP
CM Yogi Adityanath to contest UP Polls from Gorakhpur: BJP
We are releasing list of candidates on 57/58 seats in first phase and 38/55 in second phase: BJP leader & Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
Investment in R&D for future technologies is a priority for government: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The World’s largest national flag made of ‘khadi’ was displayed along the India- Pakistan border in Jaisalmer to celebrate Indian Army Day. The flag was 225 feet long and 150 feet wide.
Evidence of early community transmission of Omicron (B1.1.529) in Delhi: Department of Clinical Virology at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi
Start-ups are going to be the backbone of new India. When India completes 100 years of independence, start-ups will have an important role. Country’s innovators are making the country proud globally.
– PM Modi
Number of patents granted has risen to 28,000 last year from 4,000 in 2013-14. Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Telangana Minister replies to Elon Musk’s tweet revolving around the difficulties of setting up shop in India
Hey Elon, I am the Industry & Commerce Minister of Telangana state in India Will be happy to partner Tesla in wor… https://t.co/DBJ7GMyMlQ
— KTR (@KTRTRS) 1642184220000
Today, Delhi COVID cases are expected to be reduced by 4,000- positivity rate will be around 30%; hospital admission rate hasn’t risen in past 5-6 days. This indicates that cases are going to be fewer in the coming days. 85% of hospital beds vacant.
– Delhi Health Min Satyendra Jain
Joint efforts at various levels led to disengagement in many areas which is a constructive step: Gen Naravane on eastern Ladakh standoff
Our message is clear, Indian Army won’t let any attempt to unilaterally change status quo along country’s borders to succeed: Gen Naravane
BJP to release its first list of candidates today at 12.30 PM
Source: ET Bureau
14th round military-level talks held between India, China recently to keep situation under control: Gen Naravane on eastern Ladakh standoff.
Republic Day Celebrations will now begin every year from 23rd January instead of 24th January to include the birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose: GoI Sources
General MM Naravane presents awards and unit citations; confers Sena medal to Major Anil Kumar and Major Mahinder singh.
Former Punjab minister Joginder Singh Mann joins Aam Aadmi Party, a day after snapping his 50-year-old tie with Congress
Odisha logs 10,856 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2 more fatalities
Election Commission to take a call on holding poll rallies and roadshows today, with CEC Sushil Chandra holding series of virtual meetings with Health Secretary, Chief Secretary & Chief Electoral Officers of poll-bound states: Sources
Parade underway at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi to mark Army Day.
The country recorded 402 COVID fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 4,85,752: Union Health Ministry
6,041 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus detected in India so far: Union Health Ministry
India reports 2,68,833 fresh COVID cases (4,631 more than yesterday) and 1,22,684 recoveries in the last 24 hours
Active case: 14,17,820; Daily positivity rate: 16.66%; Confirmed cases of Omicron: 6,041
PM Modi pays tribute to Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar on his birth anniversary
Sharing a video showcasing an aerial view of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue located in Tamil Nadu that he shot last year ahead of his election rally in Kanyakumari, the Prime Minister said Thiruvalluvar’s ideals “stand out for their diverse nature and intellectual depth.”
Army Day today
Delhi | Chief of Armed Forces – General Manoj Mukund Naravane (Army), Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari (Air Force), a… https://t.co/Zd9PwIJNha
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J&K extends covid restrictions
- Restrictions imposed in Jammu & Kashmir shall continue to remain in force till further orders, says new notification
- There shall be complete restriction on non-essential movement during weekends; night curfew to remain in force from 9 pm-6 am with complete restriction on non-essential movement.
Words cannot do justice to the invaluable contribution of the Indian Army towards national safety: PM Modi
Best wishes on the occasion of Army Day, especially to our courageous soldiers, respected veterans and their famili… https://t.co/1eIXHnkx1W
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1642214627000
Jallikattu in full swing!
People gather to mark the second day of bull-taming sport #Jallikattu in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Visuals from this m… https://t.co/6lZMqd7uzF
— ANI (@ANI) 1642213755000