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Nagaland villagers killed in mistaken identity firing

At least a dozen villagers were killed today in a case of “mistaken identity” in Oting village in Mon district of Nagaland that borders Myanmar after a counter-insurgency operation went awry, said police sources. A security force jawan was also killed in the incident. Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio,...

Dec 5 · >

India’s 5th Omicron case detected in Delhi

New Delhi: A man who arrived in Delhi from Tanzania and was admitted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital (LNJP) was today found positive with the new Covid variant, Omicron, taking the total number of such cases in the country to five. According to PTI, 12 samples had...

Dec 5 · >

Surge In daily coronavirus deaths as Bihar, Kerala clear backlog

New Delhi: India reported 2,796 Covid-related deaths today, the highest single-day rise since July 2020, as Bihar carried out a reconciliation exercise of its Covid data, the health ministry said. With the 2,796 deaths, India’s death count has gone up to 4,73,326. On Saturday, India had recorded 391 deaths....

Dec 5 · >

Akhilesh says ready to join Mamata-led front

Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said he might be open to joining an alternate political front to be led by the Trinamool Congress boss and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Mr Yadav – busy building a platform to challenge the BJP in the 2022 UP Assembly election...

Dec 4 · >

MP to drop Urdu words from police vocabulary

  Bhopal: When a senior police officer in Madhya Pradesh used the Urdu word ‘Dastayab‘ – referring to the recovery of a missing item – during a meeting attended by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, he did not know the chain of events he would set off. Not only...

Dec 4 · >

Omicron hits tourism sector with 20% cancellations

  New Delhi: The tourism sector that was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic for a whole year in 2020 due to lockdowns and travel restrictions is yet again facing a possible crisis. Cancellations have increased during the holiday season, say tour operators. The Omicron threat is beginning to...

Dec 3 · >

Bommai calls urgent meeting after Omicron discovery

  Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will hold a meeting today with his colleagues and health experts on how to deal with the Omicron threat. With two Omicron cases, Karnataka is the first state to find this coronavirus variant of concern. State Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar will...

Dec 3 · >

Controversial Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala joins Cong

Chandigarh: Sidhu Moosewala, a controversial singer known to flaunt guns and police cases in his song videos, joined the Congress today in the run-up to the Punjab election early next year. Both Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu welcomed him aboard. The...

Dec 3 · >

Review meeting amid chaos over Omicron travel rules

New Delhi: Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will meet state and UT officials to review Covid testing and surveillance measures at international airports. India yesterday enforced strict rules for foreign arrivals, particularly from nations with Omicron cases. Today’s meeting comes after a day of long queues and lengthy waiting times for...

Dec 2 · >