Latest News Live Updates: 14,849 New Coronavirus Cases In India

Latest News Live Updates: In this period, India reported 155 deaths linked to the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,53,339.

Latest News Live Updates: 14,849 New Coronavirus Cases In India

Latest News Live Updates: The recovery rate is 96.83 per cent.

New Delhi:

India added 14,849 coronavirus cases on Sunday, placing its overall number at 1.06 crore cases, the Health Ministry's data showed. The number of fresh infections reported on Sunday were 4 per cent higher than on Saturday. In this period, India reported 155 deaths linked to the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,53,339.

Farmers protesting against the Centre's contentious farm laws have sought written permission from the Delhi Police for the massive tractor rally they are planning on Republic Day, sources said.  

More than a thousand tractors from across Punjab and Haryana will take part in the rally, which will be held on Ring Road, which encircles the city. The farmers have said that it would not interfere with the huge prestigious parade held on Rajpath. The police will take a call on the matter after a meeting today, sources said.

On Saturday, the farmers claimed they have received police permission for the rally, which was contradicted by the police soon after.  "Farmers have not given us any route in writing. We will let you know once we receive a route in written," Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava had told NDTV.

Here are the Latest News Live Updates:

Jan 25, 2021 04:33 (IST)
Telangana BJP Leader Ram Madhav's Reply To Rahul Gandhi's 'Arrogant Government' Jibe
Telangana BJP leader Ram Madhav on Sunday hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for a recent tweet attacking the Modi government over the farmers' protest.
Jan 25, 2021 04:22 (IST)
Shivraj Singh Chouhan Calls For Censoring Obscene Content On Digital Platforms
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday underlined the need to censor "obscene" content on OTT (Over The Top) platforms and said the Centre is seriously thinking in this regard.
Jan 25, 2021 02:33 (IST)
Man Gives Triple Talaq After Wife Tries To Stop Second Marriage: Indore Police
Madhya Pradesh Police on Sunday charged a man in Indore for allegedly divorcing his wife through "triple talaq", when she protested against his second marriage.
Jan 25, 2021 02:19 (IST)
On Republic Day, Take Pledge For Free, Fair Polls In Bengal: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday urged people to take a pledge on Republic Day to ensure free and fair elections in the state.
Jan 24, 2021 23:53 (IST)
AAP Punjab MLAs To Move Towards Delhi On Tractors To Support Farmers
All MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab will move towards Delhi on tractors from Shambhu at Punjab-Haryana border on Monday to support the tractor parade of farmers on Republic Day, said the party's state unit.
Jan 24, 2021 23:27 (IST)
Chhattisgarh records 300 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths
With 300 COVID-19 cases and eight deaths reported, Chhattisgarh's caseload climbed to 2,96,626 and death count to 3,617, a health official said.

The recoveries reached 2,88,066 after 33 people were discharged from hospitals and 331 patients completed home isolation during the day, leaving the state with 4,943 active cases, he said.

"Raipur district reported 46 cases, taking its total count to 55,719, including 764 deaths. Durg saw 49 new cases, Mahasamund 27 and Rajnandagon 23. Of the eight deaths recorded during the day, two took place on Sunday, five on Saturday and another earlier," he said.
Jan 24, 2021 22:40 (IST)
Donald Trump Administration Had No Vaccine Distribution Plan, Says White House
There was no distribution plan for the coronavirus vaccine set up by the Trump administration as the virus raged in its last months in office, new US President Joe Biden's chief of staff, Ron Klain, said on Sunday.
Jan 24, 2021 22:02 (IST)
Serbia reports first case of new coronavirus variant
The first case of a new variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Serbia in a woman who arrived from London, but no new lockdown is planned, President Aleksandar Vucic was quoted on Sunday as saying.

Several new variants of the virus have been discovered around the world, including a highly contagious, and potentially more deadly, variant first identified in southeast England and now widespread in Britain.
Jan 24, 2021 21:12 (IST)
Gujarat sees 410 new COVID-19 cases, 704 recoveries, one death
Gujarat has recorded 410 fresh coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the count of infections to 2,59,097, the state health department said.

With one person dying due to the viral disease in Mahisagar district, the overall death count in the state rose to 4,376, the department said in a release.

A total of 704 people were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the total count of recoveries in Gujarat to 2,50,056. The recovery rate went up to 96.51 per cent, it said.
Jan 24, 2021 20:04 (IST)
Delhi reports 185 new COVID-19 cases
Delhi reported 185 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the total number of reported cases in the national capital to 6,33,924, state health department has said. According to the Delhi Health department, the death count has gone up to 10,808 with nine more people dying due to the virus.

Jan 24, 2021 18:54 (IST)
Nitish Kumar Did Not Ask About Lalu Yadav's Health
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is yet to inquire about the health of his former ally Lalu Yadav, who has been admitted to Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences after breathing trouble. Mr Yadav was shifted yesterday from Ranchi, where he was undergoing treatment for multiple complaints.

Seventy-two year-old Mr Yadav, jailed after being found guilty in several fodder scam cases, was receiving treatment at Ranchi's Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences.

Asked about the matter today, the Chief Minister said: "Remember what his caretaker had said about me in 2018 when I was inquiring about his health? I had then decided not to inquire about his health. I only get the details from newspaper."


Jan 24, 2021 17:55 (IST)
"Tremendous Growth In 'GDP''': Rahul Gandhi's Dig Over Fuel Price Hike
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the record hike in petrol and diesel prices, claiming that his government was busy collecting taxes while the public is plaqued with inflation.

"Modi ji has shown tremendous growth in 'GDP' i.e. gas-diesel-petrol prices! The public is plagued by inflation, Modi government is busy in tax collection," Mr Gandhi wrote in a tweet in Hindi.

Petrol and diesel prices in the country on Saturday touched new all-time highs after rates were increased for the fourth time this week.

Jan 24, 2021 17:26 (IST)
"Won't Allow PM Modi, BJP To Disrespect Tamil People," Says Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who yesterday kickstarted his party's campaign for elections in Tamil Nadu in May, doubled down on his criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP - which is allied with the ruling AIADMK - this morning, accusing them of insulting Tamil language and culture, and crippling people of the state with schemes like demonetisation and the GST regime.

"The centre has no respect for Tamil language and Tamil culture. I am not going to allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP to disrespect Tamil people," Mr Gandhi said at a rally Erode district in western Tamil Nadu, an area that is widely seen as a stronghold of the ruling AIADMK.


Jan 24, 2021 16:14 (IST)
Ahead Of Republic Day, Cops Hold Meet On Farmers' 100-Km Tractor Rally
Farmers protesting against the Centre's contentious farm laws have sought written permission from the Delhi Police for the massive tractor rally they are planning on Republic Day, sources said.  More than a thousand tractors from across Punjab and Haryana will take part in the rally, which will be held on Ring Road, which encircles the city. The farmers have said that it would not interfere with the huge prestigious parade held on Rajpath. The police will take a call on the matter after a meeting today, sources said.

On Saturday, the farmers claimed they have received police permission for the rally, which was contradicted by the police soon after.  "Farmers have not given us any route in writing. We will let you know once we receive a route in written," Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava had told NDTV.

Soldiers march along the Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 23, 2021.

Police personnel adjust their uniform outfits before taking part in a full dress rehearsal for the upcoming the Republic
Jan 24, 2021 15:28 (IST)
Amit Shah Says BJP Alliance's Bodoland Win A Trailer For Assam Polls, Silent On CAA
The BJP, with its allies, will form the next Assam government, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said today, basing his forecast on the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) victory his party scored last December in alliance with the hardliner United People's Party Liberal (UPPL). Speaking in Kokrajhar today, he also reiterated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's emphasis on ensuring the political and cultural welfare of the state's indigenous communities. Read more

Amit Shah Says BJP Alliance's Bodoland Win A Trailer For Assam Polls, Silent On CAA
Jan 24, 2021 15:01 (IST)
Delhi Metro issues new guidelines for travelling on Republic Day

In the view of Republic Day celebration, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday announced a new set of guidelines for travelling on the day.

In an official release, DMRC said, "Services on HUDA City Centre-Samaypur Badli metro line will be partially regulated on January 26. Entry and Exit at Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan metro stations will remain closed till 12 noon on Republic Day."

The Central Secretariat station will only be used for the interchange of passengers between Metro Line 2 and Line 6, DMRC mentioned.

The entry and exit at Patel Chowk and Lok Kalyan Marg Metro stations will remain closed from 08:45 am to 12 noon on January 26, the release reads.

All the metro parking lots will also remain closed from 6 am on January 25 to 2 pm on January 26, Delhi Metro said in the release.

Jan 24, 2021 14:44 (IST)
Delhi Traffic Police issues advisory for Republic Day

The Delhi traffic police has issued an advisory, asking the public to avoid a number of routes till the Republic Day parade is over on January 26.

"There would be elaborate traffic arrangements and restrictions in place for smooth conduct of the parade and tableaux along with respective routes," the advisory said.

A number of roads will be restricted for few hours in order to conduct smooth passage of the parade. No traffic will be allowed at Vijay Chowk from 6:00 pm on January 25 till the parade is over.

As per the traffic police, no cross traffic on Rajpath intersections will be allowed on January 25 from 11 pm onwards till the parade is conducted.

Jan 24, 2021 14:20 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: One million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India in just 6 days, says Health ministry

India took only 6 days to administer one million COVID-19 vaccine doses, a count which is higher than that of countries like the US and the UK, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday as the number of beneficiaries who have received the anti-coronavirus shots inched close to 16 lakh.

The UK took 18 days whereas the US took 10 days to reach the one million mark, the ministry said.

As on January 24, till 8 am, nearly 16 lakh (15,82,201) beneficiaries have received COVID-19 vaccination. In a span of 24 hours, close to 2 lakh (1,91,609) people were vaccinated across 3,512 sessions. A total of 27,920 sessions have been conducted so far, the ministry said.

India took only 6 days to roll out one million vaccine doses. This count is higher than countries like the US and the UK. The UK took 18 days whereas USA took 10 days to reach the one million mark, the ministry highlighted.

In a testament to the successful test-track-treat-technology strategy, India continues on its steady trajectory of reporting a sustained downfall in the daily new cases and consequential decline in the active cases, the ministry underlined.

Jan 24, 2021 13:49 (IST)
1 Million Likes In Less Than 24 Hours For PM Modi's Picture From Kolkata
A picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from his Kolkata visit has received more than 1 million likes on Facebook in less than a period of 24 hours. Read more

1 Million Likes In Less Than 24 Hours For PM Modi's Picture From Kolkata

Jan 24, 2021 12:58 (IST)
"My Daughters Are My Pride": Union Minister Smriti Irani On National Girl Child Day
Union Minister Smriti Irani today shared a picture of her daughters as she gave a shoutout to all the daughters of the country to mark the 13th National Girl Child Day. Read more

'My Daughters Are My Pride': Union Minister Smriti Irani On National Girl Child Day
Jan 24, 2021 12:56 (IST)
Flight operations resume at Srinagar airport

Flight operations resumed at the Srinagar airport on Sunday, a day after they were suspended in the wake of snowfall in the Kashmir valley, officials said.

Flight operations could not take place at the Srinagar airport on Saturday due to bad weather and all flights to and from the airport were cancelled.

However, as the weather was dry on Sunday morning and the visibility improved, the flight operations were resumed.

"Air traffic has resumed at the airport even though there are some delays," an official of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said.

Jan 24, 2021 10:20 (IST)
9,105 people take COVID-19 vaccine in Thane so far

A total of 9,105 health workers have so far taken the COVID-19 vaccine shots in Maharashtra's Thane district since the launch of the immunisation drive on January 16, an official said on Sunday.

On Saturday, 2,366 health workers, or 102.87 per cent of the targeted beneficiaries, were administered the vaccine at 23 centres in Thane, district health officer Dr Manish Renge said.

The target is to inoculate 100 people at every centre in a day.

So far, 9,105 health workers, or 79.17 per cent of the registered beneficiaries, have been given the vaccine doses in the district since the launch of the drive, the district administration said in a release.
Jan 24, 2021 10:19 (IST)
2 new COVID-19 cases push Mizoram's tally to 4,351

Mizoram reported two new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 4,351, an official said on Sunday.

The two new cases from Aizawl district were confirmed at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) through RT-PCR facility, h said.

While one patient has returned from Maharashtra, the other was diagnosed with COVID-19 during contact tracing, he said.

Mizoram now has 58 active COVID-19 cases, while 4,284 people have recovered from the disease so far.

The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state now is 98.47 per cent, the official said.

The state has reported nine coronavirus fatalities so far.

Mizoram has tested 2,01,241 samples for COVID-19 till date, including 1,112 on Saturday.
Jan 24, 2021 09:48 (IST)
JustIn| 14,849 new coronavirus cases in India, 4% higher than yesterday; 1.03 crore patients have recovered so far, 1.53 lakh deaths

Jan 24, 2021 09:44 (IST)
Farmers march from Nashik to Mumbai to take part in ''Kisan Gantantra Parade''

Nashik farmers affiliated to All India Kisan Sabha and various other farmer organisations started their march towards Mumbai on Sunday.

Farmers will gather in Mumbai and then march towards Delhi so as to support the ongoing two-month farmers'' struggle in Delhi on Republic Day.

Around 15,000 farmers had already started their statewide vehicle march from Nashik to Mumbai on Saturday. The march, which began from the Golf Club Maidan with hundreds of tempos and other vehicles, was halted in the night at Ghatandevi near Igatpuri.

It has been resumed and the farmers started their march towards Kasara Ghat so as to reach Mumbai.

"The three black laws brought by BJP government are anti-farmers. Our voices should reach from Maharashtra to Mumbai. We will march to Mumbai and then reach Delhi on January 26. Farmers from at least 23 districts like Thane, Nashik, Palghar, and Ahmednagar have joined our march," said a participant at the march in Nashik.

Jan 24, 2021 09:35 (IST)
India Vaccinates Over 15 Lakh In A Week After Slow Start
After a slow start, India's vaccination numbers are gradually picking up. 15.37 lakh people have been vaccinated in 27,776 sessions since January 16, when the mass inoculation drive was launched. Read more

India Vaccinates Over 15 Lakh In A Week After Slow Start
Jan 24, 2021 09:28 (IST)
Jharkhand reports 78 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,18,232 as 78 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said on Sunday.

The state's coronavirus death toll rose to 1,061 as one more person succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, he said.

Ranchi district reported the highest number of new cases at 55, followed by Dhanbad (5) and four cases each in East Singhbhum and Ramgarh, the official said.

Jharkhand now has 878 active coronavirus cases, while 1,16,293 people have recovered from the disease so far, he said.
Jan 24, 2021 08:01 (IST)
Election Commission of India to celebrate 11th National Voters' Day on January 25

The Election Commission of India (ECI) is celebrating 11th National Voters' Day (NVD) on Monday and the theme for this year's NCD is "Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed".

President of India Ram Nath Kovind will be the Chief Guest at the national function being organised in New Delhi by ECI. The event will be held at the Ashok Hotel, New Delhi and the President shall grace the occasion virtually from Rashtrapati Bhawan, according to an official release.

Union Minister for Law and Justice, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad will grace the function as the Guest of Honour.

The theme for this year's NVD ''Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed'', envisages active and participative voters during elections. It also focuses on the ECI's commitment towards conducting elections safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jan 24, 2021 07:02 (IST)
Contradicting Centre's Every Move Against Spirit Of Federalism: Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
Supporting the Centre's decision to celebrate Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary as "Parakram Diwas", West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday said that disagreeing with every move of the Union government goes against the spirit of federalism.