February 5, 2023

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Coronavirus News Live Updates: Gurgaon, 4 other Haryana cities close cinemas, sports centres, offices allowed 50% attendance

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Jammu & Kashmir Government sanction establishment of 5 new police stations in Srinagar, 3 police posts in Budgam; also gives nod for creation of 310 posts of assistant SI, constable, and follower

44 Naxals including 9 women laid down arms before police at a village in Chintalnar area of Sukma district in Chhattisgarh today. Police organized a feast for the Naxals after the surrender: Sukma Police

Omicron: Telangana Government prohibits rallies, public meetings, and mass gatherings of all types; to strictly enforce fine of Rs 1,000 for not wearing of mask in public spaces

England reports 162,572 new cases of COVID-19

  • England reported 162,572 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday
  • Up from 160,276 reported on the previous day

Vaccination for children aged 15-18 in Maharashtra to be inaugurated by State Minister Aditya Thackeray at Bandra Kurla COVID Centre in Mumbai on January 3: BMC

Omicron: Haryana Govt closes cinema halls, sports complexes, swimming pools, and entertainment parks in Gurugram, Faridabad & three other districts; govt & private offices to function with 50% staff attendance

Vaccination for children aged 15-18 in Maharashtra to be inaugurated by State Minister Aditya Thackeray at Bandra Kurla COVID Centre in Mumbai on January 3: BMC

Haryana: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) begins rescue operation at the landslide site in Dadam mining zone in Bhiwani district

HDFC Life completes the acquisition of Exide Life

Gujarat reports 1069 fresh COVID cases, 103 recoveries, and one death today

  • Total cases: 8,32,801
  • Total recoveries: 8,18,755
  • Active cases: 3927
  • Death toll: 10,119
  • Cases of Omicron: 136

Only 35,000 pilgrims allowed to proceed for yatra between Dec 31 and Jan 1 against capacity of 50,000: Vaishno Devi Shrine Board

(via PTI)

Mumbai records 6,347 new COVID-19 cases, one death

Delhi: Two liquor shops in Seelampur in North East Delhi slapped with fines of Rs 10,000 and Rs 20,000 for violation of COVID norms

Punjab reports 332 fresh COVID cases and 42 recoveries today, taking active cases to 1041

Jammu and Kashmir Govt constitutes a high-level committee comprising Principal Secretary (Home), ADG of Police (Jammu), and Divisional Commissioner, Jammu to investigate the Vaishno Devi shrine stampede, to submit its report within a week

Uttarakhand Government appoints retired IAS officer Anil Chandra Punetha as the Chief Information Commissioner and Vipin Chandra & Vivek Sharma as Information Commissioners

Maharashtra records 9,170 new COVID-19 cases, 1,103 more than yesterday, including six Omicron infections: Health Department

West Bengal reports 4,512 new COVID-19 cases, of which 2,398 registered in Kolkata.

Bihar | Total 64 COVID19 cases were reported in Gaya in the last 24 hrs; active cases stand at 206. We’re prepared for testing, beds & oxygen at all levels. Contact tracing underway for everyone testing positive: Nilesh Kumar, Programme Manager, District Health Society, Gaya

A crowd of 50-60 people pelted stones & some of them opened fire at a police party that had gone to nab dug supplier Dharamvir in Delhi’s Inder Puri today, injuring 4 policemen. In self-defence, police also opened fire in which 2 persons sustained injuries: Police

Delhi: People throng to Connaught Place (CP) on the New Year 2022

Three-member panel headed by principal secretary (home) to submit its report on Vaishno Devi stampede within a week: Jammu & Kashmir government

Karnataka reports 1,033 fresh COVID cases

354 recoveries, and 5 deaths today
Active cases: 9,386
Death toll: 38,340

An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred 84-km South East of Fayzabad in Afghanistan: National Center for Seismology

Uttarakhand reports 118 new COVID cases

34 recoveries, and one death today
Active cases: 367

Delhi reports 2,716 fresh COVID cases today

  • 51% higher than yesterday’s tally
  • Positivity rate climbs to 3.64%
  • Active cases: 6,360

A total of 12,989 entities applied for the renewal of their FCRA registration between September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2021. Of those, the FCRA registration of 179 associations have been denied by MHA and the application of remaining entities are under scrutiny.

– MHA

As of January 1, 2022, there are 16,829 live associations who are registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA): Ministry of Home Affairs

COVID-19: 52 new Omicron cases reported in Rajasthan, total tally rises to 121

Out of 52 Omicron cases, 38 cases have been detected in Jaipur, while Pratapgarh, Sirohi and Bikaner reported 3 cases each, two cases reported in Jodhpur and one each case in Ajmer, Sikar and Bhilwada respectively. All the omicron positive people have been kept in isolation

Mizoram logs 265 fresh COVID-19 cases, two more fatalities

Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the enhanced pension amount under YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme in Guntur district today.

The old-age pension amount has been increased from 2,250 to 2,500 per month and will be implemented from this month onwards

An unidentified terrorist has been killed in an encounter in Jumagund area of Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir: Police

West Bengal Minister Aroop Biswas says he has tested positive for COVID-19, admitted to Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan writes to chief secretaries of all States/UTs on measures to deal with a possible surge in COVID cases; advises them to initiate process of setting up makeshift hospitals & constitute special teams to monitor patients in home isolation

Maharashtra Govt waives property tax for houses built on a plot of up to 500 square feet in Mumbai: State Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde

Registration begins for Covid vaccination for 15-18 age group population in Delhi

Economic Offences Wing, Delhi Police has arrested Anil Goel, Director of Lucknow-based Skyhigh InfraProject Pvt Ltd, acquiring the land by issuing post-dated cheques

-ANI

Jitendra Singh inspects Vaishno Devi Bhawan stampede sit

12 devotees died in the Katra stampede. 16 others were rushed to a hospital out of which 9 were discharged. 7 people are still in the hospital & some of them are on ventilators. Chief Secretary (home), ADG (Jammu) & DC (Jammu) will investigate this incident

– J&K LG Manoj Sinha

Four people have died in the landslide at a mining site in Bhiwani: Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij

Centre deferred GST hike on textiles fearing defeat in upcoming polls: Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera

Registration of 12,580 NGOs under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act ends today

Punjab election: Kejriwal promises to make temporary Safai Karamcharis permanent

“We will give machines to those who go to sewer and clean them by hand so that they can do their business,” Arvind Kejriwal was quoted as saying by ANI

If the Samajwadi Party government is formed in Uttar Pradesh, 300 units of domestic electricity will be given free and with this, the entire irrigation of farmers will be free

– SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami launches Free Mobile Tablet scheme in the state

About 2 lakh 65 thousand students of Class 10 and 12 of degree colleges and state schools will get benefit from this scheme, as per government data.

Russia registers 19,751 new cases of COVID-19 in past 24 hours

Over 600 challans issued for traffic violations on New Year’s eve: Delhi Police

All required help has been provided & arrangements are being made. An enquiry is underway in this unfortunate incident

– J&K Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta, on the Vaishno Devi Bhawan stampede incident

ULFA(I), Assam govt want negotiated settlement; demand for discussion on sovereignty by the militant group is stumbling block: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

GST revenue collection in December 2021 at over Rs 1.29 lakh crore: Finance Ministry

China may have some objections but I feel that the Tibet issue must be resolved. Dalai Lama came to India in 1949 and he should get justice. Tibet people should not suffer. Our Foreign Affairs Minister will reply to China’s letter

– Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

Total NGOs registered under FCRA that are active or alive as of today comes down to 16,829 from 22,762 a day ago.

The registration of 12580 NGOs under FCRA deemed to have ceased or expired as on today

PM Gatishakti National Master Plan is going to give a new edge to the pace of infrastructure construction in the country. Giving new dimensions to Make in India, the country has implemented ambitious schemes for new sectors like chip manufacturing and semiconductors

– PM Modi

Leading the world against climate change, India has also set a target of net-zero carbon emissions in front of the world by 2070. India is also working on electric vehicles. In 2021, increased the age of marriage of daughters from 18 to 21 years i.e. equal to that of sons: PM Modi

  • In 2021, India has done about 70 lakh crore rupees transactions only through UPI. Today there are more than 50 thousand start-ups working in India. Out of these, more than 10 thousand start-ups have been formed in the last 6 months, says PM Modi
  • Today the growth rate of our economy is more than 8%. Record foreign investment has come to India. Old records have also been broken in the GST collection. We have also set new paradigms in the matter of exports and especially agriculture, adds PM

Today at this holy place I promise that if we will form government in Punjab, every child from the Scheduled Caste community will be provided with best education: Delhi CM & AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal after visiting ‘Shri Ram Tirath Mandir’ in Amritsar

Today, India supplied the next batch of humanitarian assistance consisting of 500,000 doses of COVID vaccine (COVAXIN) to Afghanistan. The same was handed over to the Indira Gandhi Hospital, Kabul: MEA

  • Another batch of additional 500,000 doses would be supplied in the coming weeks. Govt of India has committed to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghan people consisting of food grains, one million doses of COVID Vaccine & essential life saving drugs, says MEA

“Saddened by the unfortunate landslide accident in Dadam mining zone at Bhiwani. I am in constant touch with the local administration to ensure swift rescue operations and immediate assistance to the injured,” tweets Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar

Visuals: Incident of a landslide in a mining quarry took place in Haryana’s Bhiwani

After Cryptocurrency exchange WazirX, offices of major Cryptocurrency service providers across the country are searched by Directorate General of GST Intelligence officials. Massive tax evasion was detected by DGGI. More details awaited: Official Sources told ANI

Visuals: Indian and Pakistani Army officials exchange sweets