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New Delhi Updated on: January 07, 2021 23:14 IST
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Breaking News January 7

The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 87 million, including 1,890,786 fatalities. As many as 63,127,959 patients are reported to have recovered. Follow this breaking news blog for live updates on the coronavirus pandemic as it continues to pose a challenge for health workers and scientists who are in a race against time to produce a vaccine/medicine.

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  • 9:58 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    PM Modi to virtually inaugurate Kevadia rail station on Jan 16

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate the newly-built Kevadia railway station near the Statue of Unity in Narmada district and the
    railway line connecting Vadodara with Kevadia on January 16, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Thursday.


  • 9:56 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan arrives in Chennai to personally review the dry run for administering COVID-19 vaccine in Tamil Nadu.

  • 8:27 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Jammu-Srinagar highway to remain closed on Friday

    The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway will remain closed on Friday due to landslides and shooting stones triggered by snow and incessant rains, officials said on Thursday.

    "Tomorrow on January 8, no vehicular movement shall be allowed on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway from Jammu towards Srinagar and vice-versa in view of landslides/shooting stones at Samroli, Cafeteria Morh and slippery road condition from Jawahar Tunnel to Zig (Qazigund)," traffic police said.

  • 7:12 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine expands to General Practice services in UK

    Supplies of the Oxford University vaccine produced by AstraZeneca began expanding to General Practice (GP) led services in the UK from Thursday to make it easier to protect care home residents and other vulnerable people against COVID-19, the British government said.

  • 6:58 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Delhi: Former Independent MLA and Haryana Yuva Kisan Sangharsh Samiti chairman, Naresh Yadav - along with a delegation of farmers - met Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar over Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) issue today.

  • 6:45 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    South Africa to get 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines from India

    South Africa will receive one million COVID-19 vaccines from the Pune-based Serum Institute of India this month, followed by an additional 500,000 doses in February, the health minister told Parliament on Thursday, amid a spike in coronavirus deaths and infections in the country.

  • 6:26 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Economy likely to contract 7.7 pc in 2020-21: Govt data

    Indian economy is estimated to contract 7.7 per cent in 2020-21 compared to 4.2 per cent growth in the previous fiscal, mainly on account of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 6:19 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    JEE Advanced on July 3, 75% criteria not applicable this year: Education Minster Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

    Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Thursday announced the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2021 examination date and the eligibility criteria for admission into Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) today. The exam will be held on July 3 while the 75 percent eligibility criteria will not be applicable this year. The exam will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur. READ MORE

  • 5:42 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Karnataka: Poultry business remains unaffected in Bengaluru despite bird flu scare

  • 5:41 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Kerala: BJP State President K Surendran tests positive for COVID-19

  • 4:59 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Delhi govt orders re-opening of medical colleges

    Delhi on Thursday ordered the re-opening of medical colleges under the UT government with immediate effect, citing a reduction in the number of coronavirus cases and assessment of the current situation in the national capital. READ MORE

  • 3:04 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    World War II Imphal Campaign Foundation sets up museum

    World War II Imphal Campaign Foundation sets up a museum in Imphal. "We have explored around 16 battlefield sites and there are many more that need further research. We have identified the hotspots which will attract tourists," said the President of the foundation.

  • 3:02 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Puducherry: 35 new COVID-19 cases, 47 recovered, 1 death reported

    35 new COVID19 cases, 47 recovered cases, and 1 death reported in Puducherry today.

    • Total number of cases: 38,369
    • Total active cases: 359
    • Total recovered cases: 37,374
    • Death toll: 636
  • 1:12 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan addresses media over Covid-19 vaccine

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan addressed the media over the Covid-19 vaccine. Here are the highlights from his presser. 

    • Feedback on a dry run of COVID vaccine in 4 states was reviewed.  We have made improvements based on the feedback. Tomorrow dry run will be done in 33 states and Union Territories.
    • Maharashtra, Kerala, and Chhattisgarh have seen a sudden spike in coronavirus cases recently. This gives us a warning that we shouldn't forget precautions and continue our fight against COVID-19.
    • COVID-19 vaccines 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin' are on the verge of being available in the country. Our efforts are to ensure seamless last-mile delivery of the vaccine.
    • January 17 to be observed as national immunization day. 
  • 1:01 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    RSS leader Krishna Gopal addresses press conference in Gandhinagar | LIVE

    RSS leader Krishna Gopal addressed a press conference in Gandhinagar.

  • 12:16 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Odisha records 230 new COVID-19 cases

    Odisha recorded 230 new COVID-19 cases and 1 death on January 6, while 230 patients have recovered. The number of active cases in the state is 2202. 

  • 11:46 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    52 arrested, following the violence at US Capitol: Police

    Washington DC Police said 52 have been arrested, following the violence at the US Capitol. Police say four people died as Trump supporters occupied the US Capitol in Washington DC. One woman was shot by the US Capitol police as a mob tried to break through a barricaded door, and three died in medical emergencies.

  • 11:34 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Around 10-12 birds had died in Thane: Maharashtra Minister for Animal Husbandry

    We are on alert as avian influenza has caused the deaths of hundreds of birds in the states of Kerala, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh. Around 10-12 birds had died in Thane, samples of carcasses have tested negative for bird flu, said Maharashtra Minister for Animal Husbandry Sunil Kedar.

  • 11:31 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    PM Modi inaugurates 306 km Rewari-Madar section of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates 306 km Rewari-Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor and flags off Double Stack Long Haul (1.5 km in length) container train run.

  • 11:02 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    BCCI President Sourav Ganguly discharged from Hospital

    BCCI President Sourav Ganguly discharged from Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata. He said, "I thank the doctors at the hospital for the treatment. I am absolutely fine." 

  • 11:00 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    NIA conducts raids in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab

    National Investigation Agency conducted raids at six locations in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, in connection with narcotics and weapons case. 

  • 10:44 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Mount Abu records minimum temperature of -1°C

    Rajasthan's Mount Abu recorded the minimum temperature of minus 1 degree Celsius today, as per the India Meteorological Centre, Jaipur. 

  • 10:18 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    BMC files complaint against Sonu Sood for converting residential building into hotel in Juhu

    Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has filed a police complaint against actor Sonu Sood for allegedly converting a six-storey residential building in Juhu into a hotel without BMC's permission.

  • 9:52 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Washington DC Mayor extends public emergency for 15 days

    Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday extended public emergency for 15 more days after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election.

  • 7:51 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Rajasthan: 38 people kidnapped in Jhalawar

    About 100 people from the Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh allegedly kidnapped 38 people, including women and children from a village in Rajasthan's Jhalawar district. "All of them have been rescued and 6 people have been detained," said SP Kiran Kang Sidhu.