New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 1300 hours: MDS3 PD-PM Covid vaccination pace in children shows youth’s sense of responsibility, says PM Puducherry: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lauded the “sense of responsibility” of the country’s youth and said it manifested in the pace of Covid-19 vaccination in the 15-18 years age group that has covered over two crore children since its rollout this month.
DEL3 PB-POLLS KEJRIWAL AAP’s chief ministerial face for Punjab polls to be announced next week: Kejriwal Chandigarh: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said his party’s chief ministerial face for the Punjab Assembly polls will be announced next week.
DEL11 VIRUS-LD CASES Active COVID-19 cases in country highest in 211 days New Delhi: India added 1,94,720 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,60,70,510 which includes 4,868 cases of the Omicron variant, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.
DEL16 VIRUS-CENTRE OXYGEN Ensure adequate buffer stock of medical oxygen: Centre to states New Delhi: Noting the “significant surge” in COVID-19 cases in the country, the Centre on Wednesday wrote to all states and UTs urging them to direct departments concerned to ensure adequate buffer stock of medical oxygen for at least 48 hours and reinvigorate oxygen control rooms.
DEL18 DEF-SINOINDIA TALKS India, China hold 14th round of military talks to resolve eastern Ladakh standoff New Delhi: After a gap of over three months, India and China on Wednesday are holding another round of high-level military talks to resolve the 20-month-long military standoff in the remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh, sources in the security establishment said.
DEL19 DL-VIRUS-JAIN COVID-19 cases have stabilised in Delhi, possibility of infections coming down: Satyendra Jain New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Wednesday said coronavirus cases have stabilised in the national capital and there is a possibility of the infections declining soon.
CAL1 SK-VIOLENCE Political violence rocks Sikkim as SKM, SDF clash Gangtok: The SUV of a ruling SKM leader in Sikkim was set ablaze at Jorethang as political violence continued unabated in the Himalayan state.
LGD7 SC-HATE SPEECH SC issues notice to Centre, others on plea on alleged hate speeches made in Haridwar, Delhi New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought responses from the Centre and others on a petition seeking a direction to ensure investigation and action against those who allegedly made hate speeches during two events held recently in Haridwar and the national capital.
LGD4 SC-SECURITY BREACH SC appoints panel headed by ex-judge Indu Malhotra to probe security breach during PM’s visit New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed a five- member committee headed by former apex court judge Indu Malhotra to probe the security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Punjab.
FGN8 UN-INDIA-MUSLIM-APPS ‘Sulli Deals’, form of hate speech in India, must be condemned: UN official United Nations/Geneva: Harassment of Muslim women in India through social media apps such as “Sulli Deals” must be condemned and prosecuted as soon as they occur, a UN Special Rapporteur has said.
By Yoshita Singh FGN4 VIRUS-UN-OMICRON Omicron quickly overtaking Delta globally in terms of circulation: WHO United Nations/Geneva: Omicron is quickly overtaking the Delta variant of COVID-19 and becoming dominant around the world, a senior WHO official has warned, with the global health agency cautioning that there is “increasing evidence” Omicron is able to evade immunity but has less disease severity as compared to other variants. By Yoshita Singh FGN10 UN-INDIA-TENURE-ENVOY India’s 2nd yr at UNSC to be period of consolidation; will end on high note: Ambassador Tirumurti United Nations: India’s second year of its tenure as a non-permanent member of the UNSC will be a period of consolidation and reinforcement of its priorities, and New Delhi will finish off its term at the horseshoe table on a “high-note” as it presides over the Council in December, according to Ambassador T S Tirumurti. By Yoshita Singh SPD2 SPO-BAD-SAINA-SIDDHARTH Happy in my space, god bless him: Saina accepts Siddharth’s apology New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI) Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Wednesday said she is happy that actor Siddharth issued a public apology for his unsavoury remarks on her after she raised concerns about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security breach recently.
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