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New Delhi Updated on: January 08, 2021 23:02 IST
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Breaking News January 8

The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 88 million, including 1,906,630 fatalities. As many as 63,606,252 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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  • 10:57 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Biden names Indian-American Tarun Chhabra as Senior Director for Technology and National Security

    US President-elect Joe Biden on Friday nominated Indian-American Tarun Chhabra to be the Senior Director for Technology and National Security at National Security Council of White House.

  • 9:34 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Pfizer vaccine may protect against UK variant of coronavirus, study claims

    Scientists have found evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine co-developed by the US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech may protect against the novel coronavirus variant which originated in the UK and has been reported in several parts of the world, including India.

  • 9:17 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Rainfall likely in several parts of the country this month: IMD

    Several parts of the country, mostly south India, are likely to receive a good amount of rainfall this month, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.

    There is a possibility of cold wave conditions over Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and north Rajasthan on January 11 and 12, and above normal rainfall in south India from January 14 to 28, the IMD said.

  • 8:39 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Protesters gather outside Bihar State Electronics Development Corporation demanding issuance of appointment letters

  • 8:37 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid a courtesy visit to PM Narendra Modi in Delhi today.

  • 6:31 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Mercedes Benz to turn further pricey from Jan 15

    Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India on Friday said its cars would turn costlier from January 15 onwards owing to five per cent price hike across its models range.

  • 6:30 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    PM Modi to meet chief ministers of all states on Monday

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting chief ministers of all the states on Monday to discuss coronavirus vaccine rollout. READ MORE

  • 6:29 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Mamata Banerjee inaugurates 26th Kolkata International Film Festival, allows full occupancy of Bengal theatres

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday virtually inaugurated the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) and allowed full occupancy of cinema halls in the state with adherence to COVID safety protocols.

     

  • 5:02 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    First case of infection of UK-strain of coronavirus found in MP

    In the first such case in Madhya Pradesh, a 39-year-old man who returned to Indore from the UK last month has tested positive for the new coronavirus strain, senior officials said on Friday.

  • 4:39 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Amit Shah's 2-day visit to Mizoram cancelled, no reason cited

    The two-day proposed visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to Mizoram beginning Saturday has been cancelled, state government sources said on Friday. No reason has been cited for cancellation of the trip, they said.

    During the visit, Shah was to inspect a land customs station at Zokhawthar village in Champhai district on the Indo-Myanmar border.

  • 4:17 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Israel appoints Honorary Consul in North-East India

    As part of efforts to increase its presence and collaborations in India’s North-East, Israel has appointed an honorary consul in the region who will be based in Assam.

    The Embassy of Israel in India has appointed Joyshree Das Verma as honorary consul in the region with jurisdiction over the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura and Sikkim, an Embassy statement said.

  • 2:47 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Rajnath Singh launches Online Portal for purchase of items from CSD Canteens

    Union Minister Rajnath Singh launched Online Portal for purchase of items Against Firm Demand (AFD) from CSD Canteens. "The Government is committed towards the welfare of all Jawans and Officers of Armed Forces and the Veterans," he said.

  • 2:44 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Delhi Cabinet approves procurement of 18 advanced ventilators for ICUs at GB Pant Hospital

    Delhi Cabinet has approved to procure 18 advanced ventilators for ICUs of the Neurosurgery Department at GB Pant Hospital. 

  • 2:42 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Delhi govt approves establishment of Konkani academy

    The Delhi govt has approved the establishment of the Konkani academy to facilitate the growth and promotion of the Konkani language and culture in the capital. 

  • 2:40 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Kerala HC grants bail to VK Ebrahim Kunju in Palarivattom flyover scam case

    Kerala High Court grants bail to former PWD minister and IUML MLA VK Ebrahim Kunju in Palarivattom flyover scam case. 

  • 2:39 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Bharat Biotech sends application to DCGI for conducting phase 1 trials of nasal vaccine

    "Bharat Biotech sent an application to DCGI (Drugs Controller General of India) for conducting the phase 1 trials of nasal vaccine against COVID-19, matter yet to be taken up," said a Government official.

  • 1:26 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Harsh Vardhan meets Tamil Nadu Chief Minister in Chennai

    Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan meets Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami at Tamil Nadu Secretariat in Chennai. 

  • 12:35 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    We going for talks with hope that there will be resolution today: Bharatiya Kisan Union Spokesperson

    We going for talks with the hope that there will be a resolution today, said Rakesh Tikait, Spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union, ahead of the 8th round of talks with the Centre on the three farm laws.

  • 11:36 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Bulandshahr: 5 dead, 7 hospitalised after consuming liquor

    4 people dead, 7 hospitalised after consuming liquor in Bulandshahr. UP CM Yogi Adityanath orders strict action against the culprit and distillery.

    "Three police personnel including Station Incharge suspended. Further investigation underway," said SSP Bulandshahr.

  • 11:35 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Farmers continue to protest for 44 days at Singhu border

    Farmers continue to protest for 44 days at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana) against the Centre's Farm Laws. "There is no scope of clause-wise talks. The government should hold a meeting to repeal these laws today itself," said Balvinder Singh Raju, a farmer.

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

    PM Modi should take first shot of COVID-19 vaccine: Tej Pratap Yadav

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, then, we will also take it, said RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav.

  • 10:14 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Kerala: Congress-led UDF stages protest in front of Assembly demanding Vijayan govt to step down

    Boycotting Kerala Governor's address Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) stages protest in front of Kerala Assembly demanding that Left government led by Pinarayi Vijayan should step down. 

  • 10:11 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Telangana: 346 new COVID-19 cases, 397 discharges, 2 deaths reported

    A total of 346 new COVID-19 cases, 397 discharges, and 2 deaths were reported in Telangana yesterday, says State Health Department.

    • Total positive cases: 2,89,135
    • Total recoveries: 2,82,574
    • Active cases: 5,000
    • Death toll: 1,561
  • 9:46 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    India reports 18,139 new COVID-19 cases, 20,539 discharges, 234 deaths in last 24 hours

    India reported 18,139 new COVID-19 cases, 20,539 discharges, and 234 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry. 

    • Total cases: 1,04,13,417
    • Active cases: 2,25,449 
    • Total discharges: 1,00,37,398
    • Death toll: 1,50,570
  • 8:45 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    UP Police arrests Budaun gangrape and murder case main accused

    Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested the main accused in Budaun gangrape and murder case. He had a bounty of Rs 50,000 on his head.

  • 7:56 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    India will chair 3 key subsidiary bodies of UN Security Council

    India will be chairing 3 key subsidiary bodies of the UN Security Council- Taliban Sanctions Committee, Counter-Terrorism Committee (for 2022), and Libya Sanctions committee, announced TS Tirumurti, Permanent Representative of India at United Nations Security Council.

    Taliban Sanctions Committee has always been a high priority for India keeping in mind our strong interest and commitment to peace, security, development, and progress of Afghanistan, he added. 

    India will chair the Counter-Terrorism Committee of UNSC in 2022. Chairing of this committee has a special resonance for India which has not only been at the forefront of fighting terrorism especially cross border terrorism but has also been one of its biggest victims, he further said. 

    We will be assuming the chair of the Libya Sanctions Committee at a critical juncture when there is an international focus on Libya and on the peace process, Tirumurti said.