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Former UP minister Dara Singh Chauhan formally joins Samajwadi Party
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Dara Singh Chauhan, who resigned from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's cabinet earlier this week, formally joined the Samajwadi Party (SP) in the presence of party chief Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Sunday. This comes days after former UP ministers Swami Prasad Maurya and Dharam Singh Saini and five other BJP MLAs joined SP.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 02:34 pm on 16 Jan
UP schools & colleges closed till Jan 23 amid COVID surge
short by Sakshi Sharma / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Uttar Pradesh schools and colleges will remain closed till January 23, due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, Navneet Sehgal, Additional Chief Secretary, Information, said. Initially, schools and colleges in the state were closed till January 16. Uttar Pradesh reported 15,795 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and the number of active coronavirus cases reached 95,148 in the state.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 02:01 pm on 16 Jan
A massive fire broke out at the Secunderabad Club on Sunday, destroying the building completely. The club, a prominent landmark in the city, is one of the oldest in India. “The club was closed on Saturday on account of the Sankranti festival. The fire accident might have started due to a short circuit,” a fire department official said.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 01:29 pm on 16 Jan
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has shared four graphics on Twitter depicting the journey of one year of COVID-19 vaccination drive in India. The world's largest vaccination drive began on January 16, 2021. India administered 100 crore vaccine doses in October 2021. Vaccination for 15-18 age group and third dose for healthcare workers and citizens above 60 began this month.
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:52 am on 16 Jan
Vandalur Zoo in Chennai closed as 80 employees test positive for COVID-19
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
The Arignar Anna Zoological Park (AAZP), also known as Vandalur Zoo, in Tamil Nadu's Chennai has been closed after 80 employees tested positive for COVID-19. According to an official statement, the zoo will remain closed till January 31. The situation would be reviewed on January 31 and an appropriate decision shall be taken after it, the statement added.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 02:57 pm on 16 Jan
Doctors have removed the world’s first recorded bony tail from the thoracic region of a baby born in Odisha. As per the doctor who performed the surgery, while the human tail is a rare condition, a bony human tail is exceedingly rare and 26 cases have been reported so far and they were all at the spine's lower end.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 03:24 pm on 16 Jan
Maharashtra minister Jayant Patil has tweeted to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, "We will provide you all the necessary help from Maharashtra for you to get established in India." He added, "We invite you to establish your manufacturing plant in Maharashtra." This comes after Telangana's Industry and Commerce Minister KT Rama Rao offered help to Musk "to set shop in India/Telangana".
short by Apaar Sharma / 12:52 pm on 16 Jan
Cold wave conditions in isolated pockets are very likely over east Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh during next 24 hours, according to IMD. Cold day to severe cold day conditions in some/isolated pockets are very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan during next two days and over east Uttar Pradesh during next three days.
short by Apaar Sharma / 02:53 pm on 16 Jan
At least six persons were detained from Uttarakhand’s Haridwar and some places in UP on Saturday with old currency notes valuing over ₹4,50,00,000. The development came during raids conducted by the Uttarakhand Special Task Force (STF) in Haridwar. “Three people caught with the currency are from Haridwar and the rest are from Uttar Pradesh,” STF SSP, Ajay Singh, said.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 02:35 pm on 16 Jan
A 20-year-old woman bled to death on spot after a Chinese 'manja' (kite string coated with powdered glass) slit her throat in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain, police said. The incident took place when the woman was riding a scooter with her friend. A case has been registered and search for the person who was flying the kite is underway, police added.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 12:44 pm on 16 Jan
A 42-year-old man from Delhi, who called himself "Car King", was arrested for allegedly stealing luxury cars on demand from the national capital and supplying them to Uttar Pradesh and Kashmir, police said. During interrogation, he disclosed that he has been stealing cars since 2013 and used to replace the original number plates of the vehicles with stolen number plates.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 01:30 pm on 16 Jan
Death toll from suspected spurious liquor consumption in Bihar reaches 8
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Eight people died allegedly after consuming spurious liquor in Bihar's Nalanda. "We're trying to locate all those who have taken ill in the incident. At present, two people are admitted to hospitals and are said to be in critical condition," Nalanda SP said. Police said postmortem reports of the deceased are being awaited to ascertain the exact cause of deaths.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 12:15 pm on 16 Jan
Shuminder Pal Singh Matharu, who runs a workshop near Piareana flyover in Punjab where PM Narendra Modi's convoy was stopped by protesters, said "Now, everyone googles Piareana". He added, "No dharnas took place at this flyover earlier." Meanwhile, Pappu Mistri, who runs a puncture shop near the flyover, said, "I keep hearing the name Piareana on television."
short by Apaar Sharma / 01:52 pm on 16 Jan
B'luru police arrest 5 in robbery case; ₹16 lakh-valuables seized
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Bengaluru police have arrested five people in connection to a robbery and kidnapping case and seized valuables worth ₹16 lakh, including gold ornaments, cash, two bikes and a knife, reported The New Indian Express. A few of the accused had reportedly posed as police officers during the incident and searched the house while accusing the owner of committing a burglary.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 03:16 pm on 16 Jan
A Samajwadi Party (SP) worker Aditya Thakur attempted to immolate himself outside the party office in Lucknow after being denied a ticket to contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. He claimed that he did not have a criminal record but was still denied a candidacy from Aligarh's Chhara constituency.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 02:20 pm on 16 Jan
Mumbai's Dadar market sees huge crowd amid COVID surge, pics surface
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
The Dadar vegetable market in Mumbai witnessed a huge rush of people on Sunday morning even amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the city. Mumbai reported 10,661 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths on Saturday. A total of 722 COVID-19 patients were admitted to the hospital on Saturday, as per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 02:55 pm on 16 Jan
SKM says farm bodies contesting Punjab polls no longer its part
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmers' unions, following its meeting on Saturday said that farm organisations taking part in the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections will no longer be a part of it. The SKM added that it'll also observe a 'Day of Betrayal' on January 31 over the government "going back on its assurances" on farmers' demands.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 11:32 am on 16 Jan
AAP fresh hope for Goa: Kejriwal lists 13-point agenda for polls
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that the party is "fresh hope" for Goa as he released AAP's 13-point agenda, which includes providing employment to everyone and ₹1,000 for women aged above 18, ahead of state Assembly elections. "Every family in Goa will get...benefit of ₹10 lakh at the end five years if AAP comes to power," he added.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 02:19 pm on 16 Jan
A fake doctor and his assistant have been arrested from Pune for allegedly cheating a 73-year-old woman from Mumbai. The woman had paid the doctor ₹2 lakh for treatment of her knee pain, an official said. The woman continued to feel the pain in her knees despite treatment given to her by the fake doctor, a police officer added.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 03:27 pm on 16 Jan
Whereabouts of 18-year-old Safikul Ali, who was injured during derailment of Guwahati-Bikaner Express in West Bengal, were communicated to his family through announcement made through loudspeaker of a mosque in Assam. Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw met Ali and sent a postman to his native village. However, the postman was unable to locate Ali's family members, after which announcement was made.
short by Ria Kapoor / 11:53 am on 16 Jan
Seventeen people have been booked for allegedly harassing and ragging a post-graduate student of Mumbai's Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital belonging to the SC community on various occasions in last three years. The complainant has alleged that his hostel roommates and other college students would threaten, verbally abuse and hurl casteist slurs at him in hostel wardens' presence.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 11:35 am on 16 Jan
'Kindness walls' that will have posters saying 'Neki Ki Deewar' will be set up in 300 government schools in Delhi. These walls will reportedly have hooks so people can donate items like food, clothes and footwear for needy. Schools have been told to always uphold the dignity of the receiver and promote the move as "anonymous giving and receiving initiative".
short by Ria Kapoor / 11:57 am on 16 Jan
12,609 criminal cases registered in GB Nagar in 2021: Police
short by Shailesh / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Gautam Buddha Nagar Police recorded 12,609 criminal cases in 2021, as compared to more than 9,130 cases in 2020, according to official data. The police have attributed the rise in criminal cases to challans that were issued last year for violation of COVID-19 norms. They claim the number of serious crimes registered in the district has gone down.
short by Shailesh / 03:09 pm on 16 Jan
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