Uttarakhand: CM Dhami chairs high-level meeting on ‘Omicron’ Covid variant

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Monday chaired a high-level meeting on the new COVID-19 variant, ‘Omicron’ in Dehradun. “We had a meeting regarding COVID-19 variant Omicron and we will start it with the RT-PCR test of corona warriors first. Random testing will be done at airports and railway stations. We will review again a […]

Scotland confirmed 6 cases of Omicron coronavirus variant taking UK’s total to 9

Six cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant have been confirmed in Scotland, taking the total for the United Kingdom up to nine with the previous three infections detected in England, the Scottish health authorities reported on Monday. “Six cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant have been identified in Scotland. Four cases are in the Lanarkshire area and two have been identified in the […]

Prasoon Joshi honoured with Indian Film Personality of the Year 2021 at 52nd IFFI

Multiple National award-winner and Padmashri awardee, Prasoon Joshi, was honoured at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa, as the Indian Personality of the Year. The award was presented to him by the Union Minister I&B, Shri Anurag Thakur, where other eminent personalities were present during the finale. The […]

12 Rajya Sabha MPs suspended for rest of Winter Session over ‘indiscipline’ during Monsson Session

Rajya Sabha on the first day of its business for the Winter Session on Monday suspended 12 of its members for the rest of the current session on account of ‘unruly and violent behaviour’ during the Monsoon Session of Parliament. The suspended MPs include six from Congress, two each from TMC and Shiv Sena and […]

Uttarakhand: Minor raped in Dehradun orphanage

A minor was allegedly raped in an orphanage in Dehradun, police said. Superintendent of Police, Dehradun, Sarita Dhobhal said: “An incident of rape has come to light in Bal Binita Ashram of Dehradun. The victim and the accused are minors. The victim is five months pregnant.” “A case has been registered and further […]

Afghanistan: Passport distribution in Kabul still on hold for past 12 days

The passport-distribution”>passport distribution is on hold for the last 12 days in Kabul despite operational office in 17 Afghanistan provinces. People with medical conditions required to travel abroad for treatment are unable to travel due to halts in passport distribution”>passport distribution in Kabul, reported TOLOnews. Passport applicants have approached Islamic Emirate to commence passport issuance and […]