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.
Mamata Banerjee, who is staging a two-day sit-in to protest alleged discrimination by the Centre against the state, had on Wednesday in a change of stance urged all political parties in the country to unitedly fight the BJP in next year's Lok Sabha election.
A German ministry spokesperson stated that her country "expects that the standards of judicial independence and fundamental democratic principles will apply in the case."
Jagdeep Dhankar said, "The next 25 years are going to be crucial for the country. They are going to be crucial because of the last 9 years. In the last 9 years, we've laid a foundation through a series of affirmative steps."
Lalit Modi's decision to take legal action against Rahul Gandhi comes days after the latter was convicted in a defamation case over comments about the surname Modi.
Covid cases: The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 2.7 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 1.71 per cent.
Rana, 62, a childhood friend of David Coleman Headley, was re-arrested on June 10 in Los Angeles on an extradition request by India.
Instead of moving to a higher court, Rahul Gandhi has been trying to create hue and cry and blaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his fate, Amit Shah said.
The images are a mosaic generated by ISRO's National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC).
"To our knowledge, Rahul Gandhi is in a position to appeal the verdict," Germany's foreign ministry said.
The case dates back to July 2017 when an FIR was lodged against Jignesh Mevani and others for taking out an "Azadi march" without police permission.
The Government Railway Police (GRP) have identified the constable as Vaibhav Kadam, who was a bodyguard of ex-minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jitendra Awhad, said an official.