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Apr 06, 2022 11:40 PM IST
Chhattisgarh adds 8 new Covid cases, no deaths
Chhattisgarh on Wednesday added eight new Covid-19 cases which pushed the tally to 11,52,181. No fresh deaths were seen and the toll remain unchanged at 14,034.
Apr 06, 2022 10:41 PM IST
Govt reschedules JEE Mains dates to June and July on candidates’ request
The dates of JEE Mains have been rescheduled to June and July after candidates requested for the same.
Apr 06, 2022 08:38 PM IST
Maha Covid task force member says ‘no need to panic’
Maharashtra government’s Covid-19 task force member Dr Shashank Joshi asked citizens not to panic and follow “Covid-appropriate behaviour” in the aftermath of XE variant of the virus being detected in Mumbai earlier today. This is the first case of the new variant found in India. Read more.
Apr 06, 2022 07:33 PM IST
No Covid ‘XE’ variant in India, Govt denies media reports confirming the first case
Present evidence doesn’t suggest that it’s ‘XE’ variant. FastQ files of the sample, being said to be ‘XE’ variant was analysed by INSACOG genomic experts who inferred that genomic constitution of this variant doesn’t correlate with genomic picture of ‘XE’ variant:Official sources
— ANI (@ANI) April 6, 2022
Apr 06, 2022 07:26 PM IST
TN CM Stalin terms CUET ‘regressive’, asks PM Modi to scrap proposal
Denouncing the Common University Entrance Examination (CUET) for central universities, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Wednesday dubbed the proposed exam as ‘regressive’ and ‘undesirable’ and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw the move to hold the national level test.
Apr 06, 2022 06:58 PM IST
Earthquake of magnitude 4.4 hits Andaman and Nicobar islands
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 jolted northeast of Campbell Bay on Wednesday, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) informed.
Apr 06, 2022 06:48 PM IST
INSACOG conducts genomic analysis of a case after a follow-up declared XE positive case of Covid-19 in Mumbai: Official sources
INSACOG is conducting a genomic analysis of a case after a follow-up declared XE positive case of Covid-19 in Mumbai, news agency ANI reported.
Apr 06, 2022 06:22 PM IST
Budget session of Parliament to be adjourned sine die tomorrow
Budget session of Parliament to be adjourned sine die tomorrow, news agency ANI reported.
Apr 06, 2022 05:40 PM IST
India reports its first case of XE variant of Covid-19 in Mumbai
One case each of new highly transmissible Covid-19 variants XE and Kappa were found in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Apr 06, 2022 05:28 PM IST
CBI orders inquiry against Indian Olympic Association chief Narendra Batra
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday registered a preliminary inquiry against the president of the Indian Olympic Association, Narinder Batra, and some unknown officials of Hockey India.
Apr 06, 2022 05:19 PM IST
Pakistan president wants election date set as political crisis continues
Pakistan President Arif Alvi told the country’s election commission Wednesday to fix a date for a new national ballot, as the supreme court adjourned a hearing into the legality of political manoeuvres that led to parliament being dissolved, AFP reported.
Apr 06, 2022 04:58 PM IST
Delhi govt bus catches fire; no casualty reported
A government bus caught fire, which spread and burnt down a few shops in southwest Delhi on Wednesday, officials said.
Apr 06, 2022 04:20 PM IST
NCP chief Sharad Pawar met PM Narendra Modi today in Parliament.
Sharad Pawar, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Wednesday.
Apr 06, 2022 04:12 PM IST
‘It’s unconstitutional’: P Chidambaram in RS on Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022
It’s unconstitutional. It violates liberty, privacy & dignity of people. Bill wasn’t referred to a select committee. Govt’s not taken into account the historic verdicts of SC in Selvi & Puttaswamy cases: P Chidambaram in RS on Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022 (1/2) pic.twitter.com/srEdt6hCC1
— ANI (@ANI) April 6, 2022
Apr 06, 2022 03:11 PM IST
Sri Lanka’s president will not resign, despite protests, says minister
Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will not resign, a minister said on Wednesday, despite demonstrations against his handling of the country’s worst economic crisis in decades and as doctors held street protests over a shortage of medicine.
Apr 06, 2022 02:43 PM IST
Food delivery apps Zomato, Swiggy down across several cities in India due to ‘technical issues’
Food delivery apps Zomato and Swiggy are reportedly down in many parts of the country. Read more
Apr 06, 2022 02:28 PM IST
Arvind Kejriwal along with Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann holds a roadshow in Mandi
Himachal Pradesh | AAP national convenor & Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal along with Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann holds a roadshow in Mandi
Firsts we eradicated corruption in Delhi & then in Punjab, now it’s time to uproot corruption from Himachal Pardesh: Arvind Kejriwal pic.twitter.com/TTDZpYLppP
— ANI (@ANI) April 6, 2022
Apr 06, 2022 02:11 PM IST
India ‘strongly against’ conflict in Ukraine: Jaishankar in Lok Sabha
India is strongly against the conflict in Ukraine escalating, union minister for external affairs, S Jaishankar told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday in reply to a debate over the ongoing war. Read More
Apr 06, 2022 12:33 PM IST
CBI takes former Anil Deshmukh in custody
CBI takes former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh in custody from Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail, reports news agency PTI citing sources.
Apr 06, 2022 11:43 AM IST
Sri Lanka’s president will not resign despite protests: Minister
Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will not resign despite widespread protests against his handling of the country’s economic crisis, a minister told parliament on Wednesday.
“May I remind you that 6.9 million people voted for the president,” Chief Government Whip and Highways Minister Johnston Fernando said in response to opposition criticism.
“As a government, we are clearly saying the president will not resign under any circumstances. We will face this.”
Apr 06, 2022 11:31 AM IST
China’s daily Covid cases top 20,000 as isolation expands
China reported 20,472 new daily Covid cases for Tuesday, driven by surging infections in Shanghai where local officials are building the world’s largest makeshift isolation facility to help contain the outbreak there.
Apr 06, 2022 10:20 AM IST
PM Modi addresses BJP workers on party’s 42nd foundation day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers, marking its 42nd foundation day.
Apr 06, 2022 10:10 AM IST
Sensex tumbles over 480 points in early trade; Nifty tests 17,800
The BSE benchmark Sensex on Wednesday tumbled over 480 points in opening trade and fell below the 60,000-level, dragged down by banking and financial stocks, amid weak global trends. Read More
Apr 06, 2022 09:34 AM IST
US F-18 fighters to be tested for INS Vikrant at Goa on May 21
US defence major Boeing will be sending two F-18 Super Hornet fighters next month for the Indian Navy to conduct flight trials at INS Hansa’s shore-based test facility in Goa for consideration as the main weapon on India’s new aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. Read More
Apr 06, 2022 09:07 AM IST
India’s daily Covid-19 tally remains below 1,000
India’s daily Covid cases rise to 1,086 after two straight days of less than 1,000 fresh infections.
Apr 06, 2022 08:37 AM IST
CNG price hiked by ₹2.5 per Kg in Delhi
IGL hiked price of CNG in Delhi by ₹2.5 per Kg to ₹66.61 per Kg from today
For Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida, the CNG price has been hiked to ₹69.18 per kg, while in Gurugram, it will cost ₹74.94 per kg pic.twitter.com/rmYC36cToW
— ANI (@ANI) April 6, 2022
Apr 06, 2022 08:21 AM IST
‘Potential for international conflict increasing’: US chief of staff
The world is becoming more unstable and the likelihood of a significant international conflict between the great powers, including China and Russia, is increasing, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley said during congressional testimony on Tuesday. Read More
Apr 06, 2022 07:30 AM IST
Sri Lanka revokes emergency with President Rajapaksa facing calls to quit
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa revoked emergency rule within days of imposing it as the escalating political crisis makes it tougher for Sri Lanka to agree a much-needed financial bailout from the International Monetary Fund. Read More
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Budget session likely to conclude before schedule today
“The budget session is likely to be adjourned sine die before the lunch hour,” the official cited above said, seeking anonymity.
Published on Apr 06, 2022 11:57 PM IST
Lok Sabha moves towards paperless proceedings
The Lok Sabha used 21,723 reams of paper in 2015, one of the officials cited above said, seeking anonymity.
Published on Apr 06, 2022 11:54 PM IST
India on side of peace, says Jaishankar on Ukraine war
India strongly condemns the killings in Bucha and wants an immediate end to the conflict in Ukraine, which has had significant consequences for the national economy, external affairs ministers S Jaishankar said.
Published on Apr 06, 2022 11:50 PM IST
Civilian killings in Kashmir down 50%: Centre
Jammu & Kashmir has recorded a decline of almost 50% in killing of civilians by terrorists since the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019, the Centre informed Parliament on Wednesday.
Published on Apr 06, 2022 11:46 PM IST
Households in top 10% contribute largest share to GHG emission: IPCC
Action is happening some countries where there is reduction in GHG emissions and consumption-based CO2 emissions in absolute terms for at least 10 years
Published on Apr 06, 2022 11:46 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi
HT brief on XE variant: Guidelines to stay safe, and all the latest news
- India on Wednesday reported the first case of the XE variant of Covid-19 in Mumbai. It has been found in a 50-year-old woman, a South African national. She is fully vaccinated and had come to India on February 10 with no prior history of travel.
Updated on Apr 06, 2022 09:39 PM IST
XE variant of Covid-19 reported in India: Follow these guidelines to stay safe
- Maharashtra government’s Covid-19 task force member Dr Shashank Joshi said that there is no need to panic and urged citizens to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour.
Published on Apr 06, 2022 09:11 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi
Identify all illegal immigrants from Myanmar, Bangladesh: J&K high court to govt
The Jammu and Kashmir high court has directed the home secretary to identify all illegal immigrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Updated on Apr 06, 2022 07:37 PM IST
CBI enquiry against Olympic committee chief for alleged diversion of money
- Narinder Batra is also the head of the International Hockey Federation (FIH). He was re-elected for the top role in May last year and will hold the office until 2024.
Published on Apr 06, 2022 07:24 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi
India reports first XE Covid case: Everything you need to know about the variant
The World Health Organisation said it is a hybrid of two sub lineages of Omicron – BA.1 and BA.2. Here is what we know about the XE variant so far.
Updated on Apr 06, 2022 06:24 PM IST
ByIshika Yadav | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan