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  • newWHO says no Omicron deaths yet, as variant spreads worldwide
    Geneva: The Omicron variant has been detected in 38 countries but no deaths have yet been reported, the WHO said on Friday, as authorities worldwide rushed to stem the heavily mutated Covid-19 strains spread amid warnings that it could damage the global economic recovery. The United States and Australia became the latest countries to confirm locally transmitted cases of the variant, as Omicron infections pushed South Africas total cases past three million. The World Health Organization has war…
    - 19 mins ago 4 Dec 21, 7:29am -
  • newOpposition Leader V D Satheesan's anti-dowry campaign gathers steam
    Thiruvananthapuram: Makalkkoppam (With our Daughters), an anti-dowry campaign launched by the Leader of Opposition in Kerala, V.D. Satheesan, entered its third phase on Friday when he visited the college campus of a young law student who had committed suicide last month after being unable to bear the domestic violence she faced at her husbands place. Explaining the programme while interacting with the students at Al-Azar College, Thodupuzha, Satheesan said that the reason why he decided to laun…
    - 20 mins ago 4 Dec 21, 7:28am -
  • newGlobal Hunger Index doesn't reflect India's true picture: Minister tells Parliament
    New Delhi: Global Hunger Index (GHI) does not reflect Indias true picture as it is a flawed measure of Hunger, the Ministry of Women and Child Development informed on Friday. As per Global Hunger lndex 2021 report prepared by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, Indias score is 27.5 and it has ranked 101 among 116 countries. Global Hunger Index is based on four indicators - Undernourishment, Child Stunting, Child Wasting and Child Mortality. Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smr…
    - 28 mins ago 4 Dec 21, 7:20am -
  • newCAA 'fundamentally anti-national', urge govt not to implement it: Tharoor
    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday termed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) "fundamentally anti-national" and urged the government not to implement it. The CAA, which facilitates granting of Indian citizenship to persecuted non-Muslim minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was passed by Parliament in 2019 and had led to protests in different parts of the country. After the government announced the repeal of the three farm laws, there have been calls fro…
    - 37 mins ago 4 Dec 21, 7:11am -
  • newUnlucky Chennaiyin, East Bengal share spoils in Indian Super League
    Margao: Unbeaten Chennaiyin FC side were held to a goalless draw by SC East Bengal in the Indian Super League campaign at Tilak Maidan in Goa here on Friday. Despite creating more chances, Chennai failed to find the decisive goal that could have earned them a three-point lead at the top of the table. Though taking 24 shots, the team only managed 4 shots on target. From the beginning, Chennai was in front foot creating and causing more dangerous interplays throughout the middle. In the fourth m…
    - 10 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 9:50pm -
  • newPeriya double murder: CBI submits charge sheet against 24 accused including ex-MLA
    Kochi: The Central Bureau of Investigation team has submitted the charge sheet against 24 accused over the Periya double murder case. CPM local committee member Peethambaran, former Udma MLA KV Kuniharaman were named among the 24 accused in the case. Earlier, the Crime Branch named 14 accused and CBI who took over the probe added 10 more accused in the case. The accused were booked under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code for conspiracy, murder, destroying of evidence and unlawful gath…
    - 10 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 9:36pm -
  • newCentre anticipates severity of Omicron variant of COVID in India to be low
    New Delhi:The Centre on Friday said it anticipates the severity of theOmicronvariant of coronavirus to be low in the country given the fast pace of vaccination and high exposure to the Delta variant, a day after the first two cases of the new variant was reported in Karnataka, and that a decision on a COVID vaccine booster dose will be on the basis of scientific guidance from experts. The Union Health Ministry, however, said the scientific evidence for the expected severity of the disease is st…
    - 11 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 9:11pm -
  • newTender coconut seller drives ambulance leaving 4 injured in Kottayam
    Kottayam: Four persons were injured after an ambulance lost control and collided with vehicles at Kattachira in Kottayam here on Friday. The accident occurred when a tender coconut seller got behind the wheels when the driver was having a drink. The ambulance lost control and collided with cars on the road. The condition of the injured is not serious. The incident took place on Ettumanoor-Pala Road around 4 pm on Friday. An ambulance from the Pala General Hospital was involved in the accident.…
    - 11 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 8:22pm -
  • new18 fliers from at-risk countries tested COVID +ve in India, samples sent genome sequencing
    New Delhi: Union Health Minister ManuskhMandaviyasaid on Friday that RT-PCR tests have been done of 16,000 passengers from at risk countries and 18 samples have been sent for genome sequencing to determine if they have Omicron variant of the virus or not. The minister said Karnataka, where two samples have shown Omicron strain, has been asked to take all precautions so that there is no spread of infection. "RT-PCR testing of over 16,000 pax arriving on 58 flights from at risk countries done so…
    - 12 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 7:48pm -
  • newKangana's car stopped in Punjab, protesters seeking apology for remarks on farmers' stir
    Chandigarh: ActorKanganaRanauts car was on Friday briefly stopped at Kiratpur Sahib in Punjabs Rupnagar district by a group of people, demanding an apology from her over her alleged remarks on the farmers protest against the Centres farm laws. In a video message on her Instagram account, the actor alleged she was "attacked" by a mob, who "abused" and "threatened to kill her". Ranaut was on her way from Himachal Pradesh to the Chandigarh airport when the incident took place. Police said when h…
    - 12 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 7:40pm -
  • newNew COVID measures in Karnataka: Two dose vaccination must to enter malls, cinema halls
    Bengaluru:In the wake of two cases of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus being detected in the state, and fresh COVID clusters emerging, theKarnatakagovernment on Friday announced certain preventive measures that include compulsory two dose vaccination for entering malls, cinema halls or theatres, and for parents of school or college going students. Intensifying screening of international passengers at airports, asking educational institutions to postpone their public events, and limiting g…
    - 13 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 7:13pm -
  • newKodiyeri demands high-level inquiry into CPM activist’s murder in Kottayam
    Thiruvananthapuram: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan condemned the brutal murder of CPM activist Sandeep in Kottayam's Thiruvalla. He alleged that RSS-BJP gang is behind the murder. The CPM leader also demanded a high-level inquiry to uncover the conspiracy behind the murder. Criticising the political murders in the state, he pointed out that 20 CPM workers were killed in Kerala since 2016. “BJP-RSS gangs were behind the murder of 9 CPM men in Kerala. Till date, 215 CPM workers wer…
    - 13 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 6:48pm -
  • newIND vs NZ: Mayank Agarwal helps India reach 221-4 after Patel's four wickets
    Mumbai: Mayank Agarwal hit an unbeaten 120 to lead Indias fightback on the opening day of the second Test after Mumbai-born New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel took all four wickets to fall. India reached 221 for four at stumps with Agarwal and wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, on 25, in the middle after the hosts elected to bat first on a weather-hit day when only 70 overs were possible. Agarwal lifted India from a precarious 80-3 when Patel struck twice in one over with his left-arm spin to s…
    - 13 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 6:40pm -
  • newSangh Parivar activists violate prohibitory orders, stages protest in Thalassery
    Thalassery: Violating prohibitory orders,Sangh Parivar activists staged a massive protest in Thalassery town on Friday. Over300 activists participated in the protest against SDPI which was held soon after the collector imposed prohibitory orders under section 144. Police stopped arally led by the protestors at the Vadikal junction. Though the protestors raised slogans against the SDPI,it was soon withdrawn after the RSS leadership intervened and demanded that there should be no provocative slog…
    - 13 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 6:30pm -
  • newKerala logs 4,995 new COVID cases, death toll climbs to 41,124
    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 4,995 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, informed the health department in a press release. Along with 44 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 225 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 41,124 in the state. The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram-790, Ernakulam-770, Kozhikode-578, Kottayam-532, Thrissur-511, Kollam-372, Kannur-284, Pathanamthit…
    - 14 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 6:12pm -
  • new12.5 cr beneficiaries due for second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in India
    New Delhi:A total of 12.5 crore people are due for second dose of COVID-19vaccineafter completion of the stipulated dosage interval as on November 30, the Lok Sabha was told on Friday. Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar was responding to a question on the number of people who have dropped out of taking the second dose of COVID-19vaccinein the country. “As on November 30, a total of 12.5 crore people are due for the second dose of Covidvaccineafter completion of stipulated dosa…
    - 14 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 5:47pm -
  • newDeep depression intensifies into Cyclone 'Jawad', to make landfall around Puri on Sunday
    New Delhi: A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into cyclonic storm Jawad, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday. The cyclonic storm is likely to reach the west-central Bay of Bengal off the coast of north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha by Saturday morning, IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said. Thereafter, it is likely to recurve north-northeastwards, move along the coast of Odisha and adjoining Andhra Pradesh and touch the coast around Puri by December 5 no…
    - 15 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 5:02pm -
  • newBWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu loses to Pornpawee Chochuwong in final group match
    Bali: Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu on Friday lost his third and final Group A game in the womens singles event of the ongoing BWF World Tour Finals in Bali. Playing at the Mangupura Hall - 1, Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand defeated reigning world champion by 21-12, 19-21, 21-14 in a match that lasted for one hour and 11 minutes. With this win, the Thai player has topped Group A. Chochuwong has already qualified for the knockouts alongside PV Sindhu. In a dead rubber match, the Thaila…
    - 15 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 5:00pm -
  • newProhibitory orders imposed in Thalassery till Dec 6
    Kannur: The district collector on Friday imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 in Thalassery considering the chances ofclashes between various religious groups. Earlier,SanghParivar outfits announced that they will hold a protest rallyin Thalassery on Friday.In wake of this, Kannur District Collector S Chandrasekhar issued the prohibitory orders banning unlawful assembly, travelling with weapons, chanting provocative slogans, any kind of demonstration and gathering within the limits of Th…
    - 15 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 4:54pm -
  • newMadappally Girls school to open its doors for male students
    Kozhikode: Madappally Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Kozhikode will start giving admission tomale students despite being a girls-only school for years. Education minister V Sivankutty on Friday finally gave consent to the recommendations put forward by the authorities to open the school for all students irrespective of gender. Earlier, Mathrubhumi had launched a campaign against male and female special schools in the state. It was in the wake of this campaign that the government ha…
    - 15 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 4:32pm -

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