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 2021-01-16 21:49 

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505 new coronavirus cases in Gujarat, three deaths...

Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (PTI) Gujarat reported 505 new coronavirus positive cases on Saturday, taking the tally to2,55,354, the health department said.With three new deaths, the state's COVID-19fatalities rose to 4,363, it said.At the same time, 764 patient...

 2021-01-16 21:40 

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584 new COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, 4 deaths...

Bengaluru, Jan 15 (PTI) Karnataka has reported 584 new COVID-19 cases and four related fatalities, taking the totalinfection count to 9,31,252 and the toll to 12,162, the Healthdepartment said on Saturday. The day also saw 676 patients getting discharged ...

 2021-01-16 21:40 

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Earthquake of magnitude 4.1 strikes J&K...

Srinagar, Jan 16 (PTI) An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 hit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, but there was no report of any damage, officials said. At 10:01 pm, the earthquake struck at a latitude of 33.03 degrees north and a longitude of 75.93 degrees east -...

 2021-01-16 21:17 

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8,062 health workers get COVID-19 shots in Kerala...

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (PTI) The first day of the COVID-19 vaccine drive in Kerala, part of a nationwideexercise that began on Saturday, saw 8,062 health workersgetting inoculated and no side effect being reported. The vaccination was carried out at 1...

 2021-01-16 20:52 

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Maha: 1,740 of 2,300 get vaccinated on day 1 in Thane...

Thane, Jan 16 (PTI) A total of 1,740 out of 2,300 registered beneficiaries were covered on the first day of theCOVID-19 vaccination drive in Thane district, officials said.District Medical Officer Manish Renge said 75.63 percent target was achieved at the...

 2021-01-16 20:32 

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Vaccination: 58 pc covered on day 1 in Pune, 71 refuse...

Pune, Jan 16 (PTI) Pune district health authorities managed to vaccinate 58 per cent of registered beneficiarieson Saturday, the first day of the COVID-19 inoculation drive,with nine of them showing "minor side effects", and 71refusing to turn up,...

 2021-01-16 20:31 

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7 held for robbing jewellery worth crores...

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) Seven men have been arrested for allegedly robbing jewellery worth crores from a store after threatening its security guard in northwest Delhi's Maurya Enclave, police said on Saturday. The accused have been identified as Shank...

 2021-01-16 20:17 

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Nashik divn: 67 pc vaccination target achieved on Day 1...

Nashik, Jan 16 (PTI) Nashik division of Maharashtra achieved a target of 67.82 per cent on day one of the COVID-19vaccination drive on Saturday, an official said.Of the 1,300 beneficiaries registered in the division,745 got vaccinated in Nashik (57.30 per...

 2021-01-16 19:57 

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Chandigarh records 39 fresh COVID-19 cases...

Chandigarh, Jan 16 (PTI) Chandigarh has reported 39 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the infection count to 20,503, according to a medical bulletin. No new fatality was reported in the city on Saturday and the death toll stood at 330, the bulletin said. Th...

 2021-01-16 19:51 

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MP sees 365 COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, 793 recoveries...

Bhopal, Jan 16 (PTI) Madhya Pradesh's COVID-19 tally on Saturday rose to 2,51,223 with the addition of 365 cases,while the toll increased by five and the recovery count by793, an official said.The overall toll is now 3,751 and the number of peopledisc...

 2021-01-16 19:31 

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505 new coronavirus cases in Gujarat, three deaths...

Ahmedabad, Jan 16 (PTI) Gujarat reported 505 new coronavirus positive cases on Saturday, taking the tally to2,55,354, the health department said.With three new deaths, the state's COVID-19fatalitiesrose to 4,363, it said.At the same time, 764 patients...

 2021-01-16 19:23 

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Use of regional languages in Rajya Sabha rises five-fold...

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) The use of regional languages in the proceedings of Rajya Sabha has increased manifold times during 2018-2020 with Sanskrit emerging as the fifth widely used among the 22 scheduled languages after Hindi, Telugu, Urdu and Tamil. Cha...

 2021-01-16 19:03 

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C'garh: 5,592 healthcare workers vaccinated on day one...

(Eds: Updating) Raipur, Jan 16 (PTI) As many as 5,592 healthcareworkers out of expected 9,135 beneficiaries, includingdoctors and employees of government hospitals, were inoculatedfor COVID-19 in Chhattisgarh on Saturday, officials said.The first day of t...

 2021-01-16 18:57 

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Nashik sees 185 COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, 164 recoveries...

Nashik, Jan 16 (PTI) The number of COVID-19 cases in Nashik reached 1,13,558 on Saturday after 185 people weredetected with the infection, while the toll rose by three totouch 2,028, an official said.The recovery count stands at 1,10,152 after 164 peoplew...

 2021-01-16 18:55 

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Three peddlers held with 1.5 kg charas in Jammu...

Jammu, Jan 16 (PTI) Three alleged drug peddlers were arrested after 1.5 kilograms of charas worth lakhs of rupees was recovered from their possession here, police said on Saturday. Sahil Mehra, Abhishek Dogra and Jagdev Raj were rounded up when they were ...

 2021-01-16 18:49 

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TN adds 610 new COVID-19 infections; 6 fatalities...

Chennai, Jan 16 (PTI): Tamil Nadu on Saturday clocked 610 new COVID-19 infections, aggregating 8,30,183, while six morefatalities pushed the toll to 12,257, the health departmentsaid. Recoveries outnumbered new infections with 775 peoplegetting discharged...

 2021-01-16 18:32 

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Haryana reports 4 COVID-19 deaths, 167 fresh cases...

Chandigarh, Jan 16 (PTI) Haryana on Saturday reported four coronavirus fatalities, taking the death toll to 2,983 even as 167 fresh cases pushed the state's infection tally to 2,66,131. According to the state health department's daily bulletin, a ...

 2021-01-16 18:23 

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COVID vaccination drive: What people said...

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) As India launched the world's largest vaccination drive against the coronavirus pandemic, showing the light at the end of a 10-month tunnel that upended millions of lives, here are some of the quotes from people who took the ja...

 2021-01-16 18:19 

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Rajasthan records 2 more COVID-19 deaths, 238 new cases...

Jaipur, Jan 16 (PTI) Two more coronavirus-related fatalities were reported in Rajasthan, taking the death toll to 2,746 on Saturday while 238 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 3,14,920, officials said. The two deaths were reported from Jaipur and ...

 2021-01-16 18:00 

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BJP names Shahnawaz Hussain its MLC candidate from Bihar...

(Eds: With additional inputs) New Delhi/Patna, Jan 16 (PTI) Former Union minister and BJP's national spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain was named by the party on Saturday its MLC candidate from Bihar. The announcement marks Hussain's return to el...

 2021-01-16 18:00 

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UP couple attempts suicide, streams act live on Facebook...

Ballia (UP), Jan 16 (PTI) Upset over families refusing to accept their relationship, a couple on Saturday attempted suicide and live-streamed the act on Facebook, police said. Upendra Gaur, a resident of Kulharia village, and his lover went missing on Fri...

 2021-01-16 17:37 

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COVID-19 management: More guests can attend weddings...

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (PTI): Kerala government has increased the cap on the number of people permitted to attendweddings in the state from 50 to 100 indoors and upto 200outdoors. An order in this regard was issued by PrincipalSecretary Dr A Jayathila...

 2021-01-16 17:32 

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Bird flu confirmed in owl found dead in Delhi zoo...

(Eds: With additional inputs) New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) A dead owl in the Delhi zoo has been found to have been infected with bird flu, officials said on Saturday. "The zoo witnessed the death of a brown fish owl in its captivity. Its cloacal, tracheal ...

 2021-01-16 17:24 

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5,960 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths in Kerala...

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (PTI) Kerala reported 5,960 new COVID-19 cases and 27 related deaths on Saturday, takingthe infection count to 8,42,843 and the toll to 3,442, thestate government said. There were no new cases reported among the U.K returneesto ...

 2021-01-16 17:20 

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Rajasthan man jailed till death for raping minor...

Kota (Rajasthan), Jan 16 (PTI) A court in Rajasthan's Jhalawar district on Saturday convicted a 40-year-old man of raping a three-and-half-years-old girl and sentenced him to life imprisonment until his natural death. The Protection of Children from S...

 2021-01-16 17:08 

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Sanitation worker gets first jab in Chandigarh...

(Eds: Adds details) Chandigarh, Jan 16 (PTI) A 20-year-old sanitation worker received the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine as the inoculation drive commenced in Chandigarh on Saturday. Arun, who works as a sweeper at the Government Multi-Specialty Ho...

 2021-01-16 17:04 

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Agri laws akin to 'death warrant', says farmer leader...

Shahjahanpur (UP), Jan 16 (PTI) Farmer leader Poonam Pandit here on Saturday described the agriculture laws enacted by the Centre as a death warrant and urged farmers to reach Delhi on January 26. The farmer leader said this addressing a Kisan Mahapanchay...

 2021-01-16 16:06 

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Maha: Nagpur man held for shooting wife with pellet gun...

Nagpur, Jan 16 (PTI) A 47-year-old man was arrested for allegedly shooting his wife with a pellet gun in aninebriated state in Maharashtra's Nagpur city, police said onSaturday.The police have arrested Kishore HarishchandraRamteke, a Class I officer i...

 2021-01-16 15:56 

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Vaccination in Mumbai: Doctors get jabs to assure others...

Mumbai, Jan 16 (PTI) Several doctors were administered COVID-19 vaccine in Mumbai on Saturday, with many of themsaying that they wanted to dispel fear about the inoculationby volunteering to take the first doses.While Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (B...

 2021-01-16 15:41 

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Prez to inaugurate museum dedicated to Gen K S Thimayya...

Bengaluru, Jan 16 (PTI) President Ram Nath Kovind would inaugurate a museum dedicated to former Army chiefK S Thimayya at his ancestral house in Madikeri, districtheadquarters town of Kodagu district on February 6. In a communique to Colonel (Retd) K C Su...

 2021-01-16 15:32 

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Thane family celebrates 'haldi kumkum' with transgenders...

Thane, Jan 16 (PTI) A family in Thane in Maharashtra chose a novel path by opting for a traditional celebration of'haldi kumkum' by inviting transgenders to give a message ofinclusiveness to society.The Mhatre family laid down a warm welcome for t...

 2021-01-16 15:05 

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Cold wave in parts of UP, Churk records 2.6 degrees C...

Lucknow Jan 16 (PTI) Cold wave conditions prevailed at isolated pockets in Uttar Pradesh while "dense fog" to "very dense fog" occurred at a few places in the state, the Meteorological (MeT) Department here said on Saturday. According to t...

 2021-01-16 15:02 

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Bird flu confirmed in owl found dead in Delhi zoo...

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) A dead owl in the Delhi zoo has been found to have been infected with bird flu, officials said on Saturday. "The zoo witnessed the death of a brown fish owl in its captivity. Its cloacal, tracheal and ocular swabs were sent to ...

 2021-01-16 14:58 

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Kerala gets second public sector bottled water plant...

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (PTI): Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday inaugurated the much-awaitedbottled water plant at Aruvikkara near here, the second suchmanufacturing unit to be set up in the public sector in thestate. The plant, envis...

 2021-01-16 14:56 

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Man injured in firing in Jammu; 2 held...

Jammu, Jan 16 (PTI) A 25-year-old man was critically injured on Saturday when he was fired upon by two people who were later arrested along with a revolver here, police said. Happy Jamwal was shot at near the main chowk Paloura in the city and was taken t...

 2021-01-16 14:55 

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Dense fog forecast in parts of Rajasthan...

Jaipur, Jan 16 (PTI) Pilani was the coldest place in Rajasthan with a minimum temperature of 3.5 degrees Celsius on Saturday. Churu, Ganganagar, Bikaner recorded 4, 5.1 and 5.6 degrees Celsius respectively, while the night temperature in Alwar, Jaisalmer ...

 2021-01-16 14:53 

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PM Modi should get himself vaccinated first: Ambedkar...

Aurangabad, Jan 16 (PTI)Prime Minister Narendra Modi should first get himself vaccinated for COVID-19 to cleardoubts in the minds of people, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA)leader Prakash Ambedkar said on Saturday.Speaking to reporters, Ambedkar said the VBA ...

 2021-01-16 14:18 

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BJP names Shahnawaz Hussain its MLC candidate from Bihar...

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) Former Union minister and BJP's national spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain was named by the party on Saturday its MLC candidate from Bihar. The announcement marks Hussain's return to electoral politics, albeit to the stat...

 2021-01-16 13:53 

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Umesh Sharma new chief of Veterinary Council of India...

Bhopal, Jan 16 (PTI) Veterinarian Dr Umesh Sharma who hails from Madhya Pradesh has been elected as president of theVeterinary Council of India (VCI), his second term after a gapof four years.Sharma was elected unanimously in the meeting held atNew Delhi ...

 2021-01-16 13:50 

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COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins in Telangana...

(Eds: Adds details, changes headline) Hyderabad, Jan 16 (PTI) Amid cheers, a woman sanitationworker received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at astate-run hospital here as the exercise was launched inTelangana on Saturday. Union Minister of State for H...

 2021-01-16 13:49 

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Two police stations to come up Ghaziabad, Mathura...

Lucknow, Jan 16 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed to set up two police stations in Mathura and Ghaziabad, an official said on Saturday. "On the directions of the CM, the Jait police outpost in Mathura will be upgraded to ...

 2021-01-16 13:49 

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Man, cousin brother killed in road accident in UP...

Bareilly (UP), Jan 16 (PTI) A 28-year-old man and his cousin brother were killed and two others injured after a collision between two motorcycles here, police said on Saturday. The incident took place on Richha-Jahanabad road here on Friday evening. The d...

 2021-01-16 13:46 

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Man held for raping, blackmailing woman officer in UP...

(Eds: Updating, corrects slug) Pratapgarh (UP), Jan 16 (PTI) A man was arrested for allegedly raping and blackmailing an Uttar Pradesh government officer, police said on Saturday. The woman officer on January 2 had filed a complaint with the police allegi...

 2021-01-16 12:27 

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Fire breaks out in Kestopur...

Kolkata, Jan 16 (PTI) A fire broke out at a market in Kestopur area of neighbouring North 24 Parganas district onSaturday, police said.Two fire tenders were pressed into service to dousethe blaze which broke out at two shanties in Kestopur'sMission Ba...

 2021-01-16 12:16 

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COVID-19 vaccination programme launched in Pondy...

Puducherry, Jan 16 (PTI) The COVID-19 vaccination programme was launched in Puducherry on Saturday with over24,000 health workers to be inoculated in the first phase ofthe drive. Chief Minister V Narayanasamy inaugurated the exercise atthe Rajiv Gandhi Go...

 2021-01-16 12:09 

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Highway construction comes under Uttarakhand HC scrutiny...

Nainital, Jan 16 (PTI) The Uttarakhand High Court has asked the state government whether due permissions had been obtained for the construction of a highway, part of which passes through a national park. A division bench, comprising Chief Justice R S Chau...

 2021-01-16 11:45 

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Launch of COVID-19 vaccine a revolutionary step: Maha CM...

Mumbai, Jan 16 (PTI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday termed a "revolutionary step" the launchof the COVID-19 vaccination drive and recalled efforts ofhealth and frontline workers during the pandemic period.Launching the vac...

 2021-01-16 11:39 

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COVID vaccination drive begins in Kashmir...

Srinagar, Jan 16 (PTI) The coronavirus vaccination drive started in Kashmir on Saturday, with nearly 2,000 healthcare workers, including prominent doctors, to be given jabs in the Valley by the end of the day, an official said. Forty centres -- 20 each in...

 2021-01-16 11:25 

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COVID-19 vaccination drive launched in Himachal...

Shimla, Jan 16 (PTI) Administering anti-coronavirus vaccines to healthcare workers began in Himachal Pradesh as Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched the inoculation drive at Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) here on Saturday. Hardeep Singh, a sanitat...

 2021-01-16 11:15 

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Dolphin population in Odisha's Chilika Lake rises to 156...

Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (PTI) After emerging as the favourite destination of migratory birds, the Chilika lake inOdisha has also turned out to be a safe haven for rareIrrawaddy dolphins.This came to the light after the Chilika DevelopmentAuthority (CDA) condu...

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