India’s Omicron tally rises to 3,623 with 616 cases in last 24 hours

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 9, 2022 9:57:04 am A beneficiary gets a shot of a Covid-19 vaccine in Nerul, Navi Mumbai. With a single-day jump of 616 cases, India’s Omicron tally rose to 3,623 on Sunday, according to data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.…

Covid-19 Omicron India Live: With over 1.5 lakh daily cases for second day, active count crosses 5-lakh mark

A health worker arranges beds at Omandurar Super Speciality hospital as part of preparations for the expected third wave of COVID-19, in Chennai, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar) Coronavirus Omicron India Highlights: Even as the daily Covid-19 cases continue to surge rapidly, the Centre on Monday said only five to 10 per…

Disquiet in Delhi after UNSC aid resolution cuts Taliban more slack

A United Nations Security Council resolution on Afghanistan that was adopted last month has created disquiet in New Delhi even though India backed the resolution. The resolution provides an exemption from sanctions against the Taliban to allow humanitarian aid and saw Russia and China successfully push for liberal terms of engagement with the Kabul regime…

Strict implementation of public health and social measures a must: WHO official

A top official of World Health Organisation has called for stringent implementation of public health and social measures as Covid-19 cases have increased in most countries of South-East Asia Region, with some witnessing an exponential rise. “All preventive and protective measures must be implemented with full earnestness by one and all. Authorities must implement situation-specific…

Supreme Court faults states for failing to pay Covid compensation

Covid compensation money must reach the affected people, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday, faulting many states for not paying it to the kin of all those who had died of Covid or had rejected these pleas without assigning reasons, a fact which would help them appeal against the rejection orders before a grievance redressal…

India, USA discuss global & regional issues; Sherman briefs Shringla on Russia dialogue

USA on Wednesday briefed India on a variety of global and regional issues including its perspective on terror attacks in UAE and its ongoing dialogue with Russia over the Ukraine situation. The two sides also discussed a range of global and regional issues including humanitarian issues in Afghanistan and Myanmar besides Indo-Pacific situation and vaccine…

India-Central Asia Summit on January 27

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be hosting the first meeting of the India-Central Asia Summit, with the participation of the Presidents of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, in a virtual format on January 27. This will be the first engagement of its kind between India and the Central Asian countries at the…

Punjab Deputy CM lauds Punjabis’ sacrifice during freedom struggle

In view of security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Punjab visit on January 05, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on January 19 trained guns at Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and said, “Punjabis sacrificed themselves during British rule, what’s BJP’s contribution”. “Do they (BJP) want to defame Punjab? I don’t know if farmers…

Rs 10 cr, ‘Incriminating Papers Seized’ in Punjab Raids

SynopsisThe Enforcement Directorate seized ₹10 crore and ‘incriminating documents’ which allegedly links a nephew of Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi with shell companies, people familiar with the matter told ET.AgenciesThe Enforcement Directorate seized Rs 10 crore and ‘incriminating documents’ which allegedly links a nephew of Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi with shell companies,…