Coronavirus LIVE Updates: On New Year's Eve, Delhi's Daily Covid Cases Jump 36% To 7-Month High
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The surge in cases nationwide is believed to be driven by Omicron.
On New Year's eve, Delhi saw a big spike in coronavirus cases with 1,796 fresh infections - a massive jump of 36 per cent compared to Thursday's cases (1,313). The surge in cases nationwide is believed to be driven by Omicron.
Today's surge in the city is the biggest daily jump in seven months. The new variant is gradually spreading in the community, and it has been found in 54 per cent of the latest samples analysed in Delhi, the state's Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Thursday.
The worrying details come as the Arvind Kejriwal government tries to ensure strict curbs across the national capital, including a ban on New Year's gatherings and events. Also, schools and cinemas have been shut again among other curbs under the "yellow alert". The positivity rate stands at 2.44 per cent.
India reported 309 fresh Omicron infections, taking the total number of such cases in the country to 1,270, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
Another accused, Sukhpreet Singh, was remanded to four-day police custody, an official said.
Indian journalist Lalit Jha said he was hit on his left ear with two sticks by the Khalistani supporters.
The much-awaited world's highest railway bridge spans the Chenab River at a height of 359 m (1,178 ft) above the river, which is 35 meters taller than Paris' Eiffel Tower.
The Congress leader lost his membership of the Lok Sabha on Friday. His disqualification from the Lower House followed a day after his conviction in a 2019 criminal defamation case.
In his petition filed in the top court through advocate K R Sasiprabhu, Faizal said the L S Secretariat failed to withdraw the notification despite the fact that his conviction was stayed by the high court on January 25.
The three were residents of Gujarat and were going to a religious place in Nagaur when the accident took place.
The party, in a release, also announced the formation of a 40-member panel of state spokespersons who will issue statements and responses on various issues.
The party workers led by Haryana Youth Congress chief Divyanshu Budhiraja reached near Kherki Daula toll plaza at around 12:30 pm and raised slogans against the BJP government.
Sikkim experiences heavy winter snowfall every year but this year, the pattern has been peculiar as the state witnessed late but concentrated snowfall.
Punjab police blamed the fake reports on "rumour mongers" based in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada.
This was the second attempted security breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a similar incident in Karnataka's Hubballi district