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Omicron: PM Modi Stresses On Individual Alertness, Discipline To Fight New Covid-19 Variant

Dec 26, 2021 PTI

Omicron Covid-19: PM Narendra Modi during his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio broadcast said individual alertness and discipline are a ‘big strength’ of the country in the fight against the new variant.

Kashmir Situation Worse Than 90’s; Youth Feel They Have No Place In Modern India: Dr Farooq Abdullah

Dec 26, 2021 PTI

The MP from Srinagar and National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah said the Kashmir situation is worse than the 90s—when militancy erupted in J&K. He said the youth in Kashmir feel they have no place in modern India.


Omicron Will Spike In India But Cases Will Be Mild, Says South African Doctor Who Identified Variant

Omicron Covid-19: Dr Angelique Coetzee, who first identified the new variant, said India will see a surge in the cases, but hopefully the majority of the cases will be as mild as in South Africa.

PM Modi Pays Tribute To Atal Bihari Vajpayee On His Birth Anniversary

Dec 25, 2021 PTI

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the face of the BJP for decades, and was the first non-Congress Prime Minister to have served a full term in office.


RTE Act 2009: PIL In SC Seeks Common Curriculum For School Children Across India

RTE Act 2009: The PIL said it is the duty of the Union to effectuate a common education system, but it has failed in the fulfilment of this necessary obligation as it has simply adopted the pre-existing National Curriculum Framework (NCF) of 2005.

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22 December, 2021

West Bengal: BSF Foils Narcotics Smuggling Bid Along IB, Kills Intruder From Bangladesh

PTI

West Bengal: BSF (Border Security Force) foiled the narcotics smuggling bid along IB (International Border) near Nawada border post in Malda district in the state, the officials said.


20 December, 2021

Amidst Ladakh Standoff India Appoints Pradeep Kumar Rawat As New China Ambassador

PTI

Pradeep Kumar Rawat currently is India’s ambassador to Netherlands and is expected to join his new assignment shortly, said Union Ministry of External Affairs.


20 December, 2021

Omicron Covid-19: Mumbai Civic Body Urges People To Avoid Christmas, New Year Gatherings

PTI

Omicron Covid-19 scare has made Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to appeal people in Mumbai to avoid gatherings on Christmas and New Year. Maharashtra has so far registered 54 cases of the new Covid-19 variant.


17 December, 2021

Steve Harvey Slammed For Asking Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu To Do A Cat Impression

Outlook Web Bureau

Steve Harvey, the host of Miss Universe 2021, was chastised on social media for requesting Harnaaz Sandhu to make animal noises during the ceremony.


17 December, 2021

Omicron Covid-19: 10 More Cases Detected In Delhi; Toll Mounts To 20

PTI

Omicron Covid-19: The international travelers are turning out positive for the new variant, upon their arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, said Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.


17 December, 2021

India: Active Covid-19 Cases Continue To Dip; Daily Cases Below 15,000 For Successive 50 Days

PTI

Covid-19 active cases continue to witnesses dip in India, with Union Health Ministry data showing below 15,000 new cases are registered in the country for continuous 50 days now.


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16 December, 2021

Vijay Diwas 50th Anniversary: Parliament Lauds India’s Armed Forces

PTI

Vijay Diwas 50th anniversary marks India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war, which lead to the liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistan.


16 December, 2021

Vijay Diwas: PM Modi Recalls Valour Of Indian Army; Lauds Bangladeshi Freedom Fighters

PTI

Vijay Diwas: On 50th anniversary Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the valour of Indian Army, and the sacrifices made by Bangladeshi freedom fighters for their nations liberation.


14 December, 2021

Omicron Covid-19 In India: Four More Cases Reported In Delhi

PTI

Omicron Covid-19 India: The Delhi health minister Satyender Jain confirmed that four more patients infected with the new variant, have been detected in the national capital.


13 December, 2021

CPI Inflation Rises To 4.91% In November, Rise Continues For Second Consecutive Month

Outlook Business Team

CPI Inflation continued to rise for the second consecutive month, reversing a three-months of ease which started in July.


11 December, 2021

Afghanistan: India Extends Humanitarian Assistance To Taliban Ruled Region

PTI

Afghanistan crisis has left the country crippled, with India on Saturday dispatching lifesaving medicines and other medical supplies to the war ravaged country ruled by Taliban.


09 December, 2021

US Summit On Democracy As World Registers ‘Democratic Recession’

Seema Guha

US Summit on democracy will also witness participation of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The question is how can the US push for democracy, when strategic interests of the nations is a difficult proposition.


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09 December, 2021

Committee To Protect Journalists: Record Journalists Jailed In 2021

Deutsche Welle

Committee To Protect Journalists(CPJ)said 293 journalists have been jailed across the world in 2021 for their work, with China emerging out as 'worst offender' in 2021.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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