China’s birth rate at record low in 2021: Official

Beijing, January 17 China’s birth rate has reached a record low last year, according to official data on Monday. Citing demographers, Global Times reported that the number of newborns in…

#CancelBoardExam2022: Students demand CBSE Class 10, 12 Board Exams cancellation amid Covid-19 surge

New Delhi, January 17 Amid the rise in Covid-19 cases, several students across the country are demanding that the central, state board exams should get cancelled. Central Board of Secondary…

Covid: No person can be vaccinated against his will, Centre tells SC

New Delhi, January 17 The Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that in view of the Covid pandemic no person can be vaccinated against his/her will. In an affidavit…

India records 2.58 lakh new Covid cases, 385 more deaths

New Delhi, January 17 India saw a single-day rise of 2,58,089 new coronavirus infections taking the tally of cases to 3,73,80,253, which included 8,209 cases of the omicron variant detected…

Legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passes away

New Delhi, January 17 Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj has passed away. He was 83 when he breathed his last. The news of his demise was confirmed to ANI by…

70 pc adults fully vaccinated: Mandaviya at stamp launch to mark 1 year of Covid vaccination drive

New Delhi, January 16 Seventy per cent of India’s adults have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 while 93 per cent received the first jab, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya…

Two children killed in blast near Afghanistan’s Kabul

Kabul, January 16 Two children were killed and several others were injured in a bomb blast near Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, Sputnik News Agency reported quoting an eyewitness on Sunday.…

COVID vaccination drive added strength to fight against infection, saved lives: PM Modi

New Delhi, January 16 As India marks one year of the COVID vaccination drive on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the vaccination program added great strength to the…

Delhi Police issues traffic advisory ahead of Republic Day Parade rehearsal

New Delhi , January 16 The Delhi Police on Saturday issued a traffic advisory ahead of Republic Day Parade rehearsal. According to the advisory, the traffic restrictions will be imposed…

India daily Covid case count touches 8-month peak; tally reaches 37.12 mn

New Delhi, January 16 India added 2,71,202 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, its highest daily count in eight months, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to…

Virat Kohli steps down as Test Captain of India

Mumbai, January 15 Virat Kohli stepped down down as India’s Test Captain on Saturday. Kohli issued a statement on social media to make the announcement. The decision comes a day after…

India logs 2.69 lakh Covid cases, 402 deaths in a day

New Delhi, January 15 India registered 2,68,833 new Covid infections in a day taking the tally to 3,68,50,962, which includes 6,041 omicron variant cases, according to the Union Health Ministry…

Security tightened at Delhi’s Ghazipur flower market a day after IED found

New Delhi, January 15 Security has been tightened at the Ghazipur flower market in Delhi, a day after an improvised explosive device (IED) stuffed with RDX and ammonium nitrate was…

ECI announces Cashless treatment facility for Security and Polling Personnel

New Delhi, January 15 Election Commission of India has ordered Cashless treatment facility for Security and Polling Personnel if they are injured due to violent attack or fall sick while…

Cloud ‘disoriented’ CDS Gen Bipin Rawat’s copter pilots: Report

New Delhi, January 15 The Court of Inquiry into the Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter crash, which killed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and 13 others, has…

PM Narendra Modi lauds Army on Army Day

New Delhi, January 15 On the occasion of Army Day on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Indian Army, saying it is known for bravery and professionalism, and words…

11 skulls, 54 bones of foetuses recovered from hospital premises in Maharashtra

Nagpur, January 14 At least 11 skulls and 54 bones of foetuses were found in the premises of a private hospital in Maharashtra’s Wardha district, a recovery which came to…

India logs over 2.6 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases, positivity rate nears 15 %

New Delhi, January 14 India reported 2,64,202 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours with a positivity rate of 14.78 percent, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed…

Sonia Gandhi headed Congress panel holds discussions on 70 Punjab seats

New Delhi, January 14 The Congress president Sonia Gandhi-led central election committee (CEC) held a virtual meeting late Thursday evening and discussed 70 seats for the February 14 Punjab elections.…

Different festivals being celebrated today signify India’s vibrant cultural diversity: Modi

New Delhi, January 14 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted people on the occasion of various festivals associated with the harvest and sun’s northward journey, being celebrated in different…

Death toll in Bikaner-Guwahati train accident rises to 9

New Delhi, January 14 The death toll in Thursday’s train accident near Mainaguri in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal rose to nine with three more people succumbing to their injuries.…

‘Shocked and angered’ over assault, says Indian-origin Sikh taxi driver attacked in US

New York, January 13 An Indian-origin Sikh taxi driver – whose turban was knocked off and told “turbaned people, go back to your country” by an unidentified man in the…

Covid cases in Delhi on rise, hospital admissions stabilised: Health Minister

New Delhi, January 13 Hospitalisation rate due to coronavirus infection in the city has remained stable but the cases and the positivity rate have seen an increase, Delhi Health Minister…

Here’s a list of auspicious things you can donate this Makar Sankranti

The Fact News Service New Delhi, January 13 Makar Sankranti is celebrated with great zeal across India. The festival is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun God) and is observed by…

2.47 lakh new Covid cases reported; active cases highest in 7 months

New Delhi, January 13 India logged 2,47,417 new coronavirus infections, the highest in 236 days, taking the total tally of Covid cases to 3,63,17,927, which includes 5,488 cases of the…

Amid COVID-19 surge, Uttarakhand bans devotees from taking dip in Ganga

Haridwar, January 12 Amid rising COVID-19 cases, the Uttarakhand government has imposed a ban on devotees taking a dip in the Ganga in Haridwar and Rishikesh on the occasion of…

Lata Mangeshkar’s niece confirms singer is ‘absolutely stable and alert’

Mumbai, January 12 Lata Mangeshkar, also known as ‘Nightingale of India’ and ‘Queen of Melody’, was recently tested positive of Covid-19 with mild symptoms. She is admitted to Mumbai’s Breach…

Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh demands release of Khalistanis from jail

Chandigarh, January 12 Yograj Singh, the father of former Indian cricket cricketer Yuvraj Singh, took out a massive rally at Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab demanding to free Khalistanis lodged in…

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tests Covid-19 positive

New Delhi, January 12 Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has tested positive for Covid-19 following which he has isolated himself. Gadkari shared this information through a Twitter…

Covid cases have stabilised in Delhi, possibility of infections coming down: Satyendra Jain

New Delhi, January 12 Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Wednesday said coronavirus cases had stabilised in the national capital and there is a possibility of the infections declining soon.…

1,700 Delhi Police personnel test positive for COVID-19

New Delhi , January 12 As many as 1700 personnel of Delhi Police have tested positive for COVID-19 between January 1 and January 12, Delhi Police said on Wednesday. Earlier,…

India records 1.95 lakh new Covid cases; active cases highest in 7 months

New Delhi, January 12 India added 1,94,720 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of Covid cases to 3,60,70,510 which includes 4,868 cases of omicron variant, according to the Union…

Pakistan refuses to close schools despite jump in COVID-19 cases

Islamabad, January 11 Pakistan has refused to close schools and impose lockdown despite the massive jump in the COVID-19 cases in the country, reported local media. The federal government is…

Delhi Govt to provide yoga classes for COVID patients in home isolation

New Delhi, January 11 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that special yoga and pranayama classes will be provided by the Government for COVID-19 patients who are in…

India likely to witness sharp spike in COVID cases in coming days; vaccination must to contain virus spread: Expert

New Delhi, January 11 With the high transmissibility of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, India is likely to witness a sharp spike in the number of cases in the coming…

Canada put in ‘very high’ risk category by CDC

Ottawa, January 11 The world’s second-largest country by total area, Canada, was moved to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest-risk category for travel on Monday. According to…

Lata Mangeshkar hospitalised after testing positive for Covid

Mumbai, January 11 Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar has been admitted to a hospital here after she tested positive for Covid, her niece said on Tuesday. The 92-year-old singer is in…

PM Modi likely to hold meeting with CMs on Covid situation on Thursday

New Delhi, January 11 Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to hold a meeting with chief ministers over the Covid situation on Thursday as the number of virus infections sees…

Private offices in Delhi ordered to switch to ‘work from home’ amid Covid surge

New Delhi, January 11 The Delhi government on Tuesday directed closure of all private offices, except those in exempted categories, amid rising number of Covid cases. The private offices, which…

5-10 pc of active COVID-19 cases need hospitalisation at present, situation evolving: Centre

New Delhi, January 11 Five to ten per cent of the active COVID-19 cases needed hospitalisation in the present surge, said Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Monday, adding that…

Rough times ahead: IMF’s warning to emerging economies amid Omicron

Washington, January 10 Emerging economies should gird for possible rough times as the US Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates and world economic growth slows because of the Omicron…

Booster doses for frontline workers, seniors begins

New Delhi, January 10 Precautionary third doses of vaccines — announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month — will be given to health and frontline workers and immuno-compromised seniors…

PM security lapse: Notice to Punjab cop “self-contradictory”, Court tells Centre

New Delhi, January 10 Supreme Court resumes hearing a plea on the recent breach in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security in Punjab. On January, the Prime Minister’s convoy was stranded…

Over 300 Delhi Police personnel infected with Covid

New Delhi, January 10 Amid a surge in coronavirus infections in the national capital, more than 300 Delhi Police personnel, including the Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch), have tested…

New coronavirus variant ‘Deltacron’ emerges in Cyprus

Nicosia [Cyprus], January 10 A new coronavirus variant Deltacron has emerged in Cyprus which has a similar genetic background to the Delta variant, as well as some of the mutations…

Himachal Pradesh Governor, CM enjoys snowfall with in Shimla

Shimla , January 9 Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar on Sunday enjoyed the first snowfall of the season in Shimla with Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur at Raj Bhavan.…

Omicron 105% more transmissible than Delta

Paris, January 9 The Omicron Covid-19 variant may be 105 per cent more transmissible than Delta, according to a research by French scientists. The study, published on the medRxiv site…

Pakistani boat with 10 crew members apprehended off Gujarat coast

Ahmedabad, January 9 The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) apprehended a Pakistani boat with 10 crew members on board in the Indian waters off the Gujarat coast, a state defence spokesperson…

India sees sharp rise in Covid cases with over 1.59 lakh new infections

New Delhi, January 9 India logged 552 new cases of Omicron, taking the total tally of such infections to 3,623 across 27 states and UTs so far, according to the…

PM Modi extends greetings on Guru Gobind Singh’s Jayanti

New Delhi, January 9 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his greetings on the occasion of Guru Gobind Singh’s Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru, and…

PM Modi to chair Covid review meeting today amid Omicron surge

New Delhi, January 9 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting on Sunday to review the COVID-19 situation in the country as the Omicron variant of the virus fuels…

Delhi Police identifies 26 Pak-operated Twitter handles for spreading misinformation, case registered

New Delhi, January 9 Delhi Police have identified 46-Pakistan-based Twitter handles which were engaged in spreading a fake video in which culprits tried to show that a Cabinet meeting is…

Back at your service: Kejriwal announces recovery from COVID-19

New Delhi, January 9 Less than a week after testing positive for COVID-19, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday informed that he has recovered from the infection. “After recovering…

No physical rally till Jan 15: CEC Sushil Chandra

New Delhi, January 8 No physical rally, road shows or Padyatras till Jan 15, subsequent review to be done depending on pandemic situation.

Markets shut, roads empty on first day of weekend curfew in Delhi

New Delhi, January 8 Roads were empty and markets deserted on Saturday morning, as the weekend curfew began in the national capital. Lajpat Nagar market, which is usually very crowded…

DCW chief Swati Maliwal contracts Covid, says ‘feeling terribly ill’

New Delhi, January 8 Delhi Commission for Women Chief Swati Maliwal Saturday said she has tested positive for coronavirus and is feeling “terribly ill”. “Tested positive for Covid. Feeling terribly…

Poll-bound Uttarakhand bans political rallies till January 16

Dehradun, January 8 Political rallies, dharnas and demonstrations have been banned in poll-bound Uttarakhand till January 16 in view of the rising coronavirus cases, according to an official order. In…

Delhi witnesses highest rainfall for January in at least 13 years, waterlogging reported

New Delhi, January 8 Delhi recorded its highest rainfall in a day for January in at least 13 years, according to official figures, as overnight rains inundated some low-lying areas…

India’s new Covid cases hit 7-month high of 1.42 lakh

New Delhi, January 8 India reported 1,41,986 new Covid cases on Saturday, the most since the end of May, as the omicron variant of the coronavirus overtakes the delta version…

7-day home quarantine mandatory for all international arrivals

New Delhi, January 7 Amid a surge in the COVID-19 cases, the Central government on Friday announced a seven-day mandatory home quarantine for all international arrivals in the country. All…

PM Modi security breach in Punjab: Supreme Court to hear plea today

New Delhi, January 7 The Supreme Court of India is scheduled to hear a petition today, seeking a thorough probe into the alleged breach in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security…

At 1.17 lakh, India’s new Covid cases hit 7-month high

New Delhi, January 7 The single-day rise in coronavirus infections was recorded above one lakh after 214 days, taking India’s total tally of Covid cases to 3,52,26,386, which includes 3,007…