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Headlines: Night Curfew In Uttar Pradesh From 10 PM-6 AM

Night Curfew In Uttar Pradesh From 10 PM-6 AM

After Uttar Pradesh recorded a sharp rise in active covid-19 cases, chief minister Yogi Adityanath had a review meeting with team-9. After the discussion, the CM Informed that from 6th January, the night curfew hours would be extended by 2 hours and be in place from 10 PM to 6 AM. On Tuesday, 23 persons in UP were detected with the Omicron variant taking the total tally of Omicron cases to 31. A government spokesperson also said that all government and private schools would be closed up to 10th Class till 14th January. The state government also said that if cases go above the 1,000 mark in a district, 50% limit curbs will be placed in that district. The government spokesperson also said: “The CM has said that all ICCCs should be kept active 24*7, and their numbers should be widely publicised. These should be monitored regularly. A panel of specialists should be available in all ICCCs. A 48-hour negative RT PCR test will be required for anyone visiting the Magh Mela in Prayagraj later this month,”

Covid-Bulletin: India Records 58,097 Covid-19 Cases; Total Omicron Cases At 2,135

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has recorded 58,097 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 2,14,004. Meanwhile, India has recorded 15,389 recoveries in the previous 24 hours, and the total recoveries have reached 3,43,21,803. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 4.18% and 2.60%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 68.38 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 147.72 crore covid-19 tests so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. The union health ministry also released the statewise status of Omicron cases, and India has crossed the 2000 mark with recording 2,135 Omicron cases so far. Maharashtra (653) and Delhi (464) have registered the most number of Omicron cases.

Air Force To Brief Defence Ministry On General Rawat Chopper Crash

The Indian Air Force officials will be briefing Defence Minister Rajnath Singh about the findings of the report into the chief of defence staff, General Bipin Rawat’s helicopter crash. A tri-services inquiry was ordered into the Tamil Nadu chopper crash that took place on 8th December 2021 and killed Gen Rawat, his wife Madhulika and 11 other armed forces personnel. No official statement regarding the cause of the crash has come from the Air Force or the government. However, sources have indicated that reduced visibility due to bad weather conditions may have contributed to the IAF chopper crash. So far, there are no explanations about whether it was a pilot error or operating rules that were not followed within the hilly areas. The court of inquiry is being led by India’s top helicopter pilot Air Marshal Manvendra Singh.

France: New Variant Of Covid-19 ‘IHU’ Detected

While the Omicron variant is creating havoc globally, a new covid-19 variant was detected in France recently, as per researchers. The new variant named IHU, the B.1.640.2, was first discovered by the academics at institute IHU Mediterranee Infection. As per researchers, the new variant contains 46 mutations which are even more than the mutations in the Omicron variant. Taking to Twitter, epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding said: “NEW VARIANT—French scientists have “rung the bell” after discovering a cluster 12 cases of a variant of “atypical combination” with 46 mutations & 37 deletions in southern France after index case returned from Cameroon,” “There are scores of new variants discovered all the time, but it does not necessarily mean they will be more dangerous. What makes a variant more well-known and dangerous is its ability to multiply because of the number of mutations it has in relation to the original virus,” added the doctor. The new IHU variant has not been reported in any other country yet as per the investigation by the World Health Organisation. 

Shehnaaz Gill On Late Actor Sidharth Shukla: ‘Our Journey Is Still Going On’ 

Shehnaaz Gill and Sidharth Shukla became popular for their cute chemistry in the Bigg Boss 13 house. However, after the sudden demise of actor Sidharth Shukla last year, Shehnaaz Gill went all MIA. Slowly and steadily, Shehnaaz is moving on in her life and recently spotted at various events. In a recent conversation with spiritual guru BK Shivani, Shehnaaz Gill spoke about what impact Sidharth had on her. Shehnaaz said: “God made me meet that soul and kept us together as friends so that he could teach me something. In those 2 years, I learnt so much. My path was going to go towards God, and that is probably why this soul led me towards that path. He taught me so much. He made me meet you. I could strongly handle everything.” The Honsla Rakh actor also said that though Sidharth is not physically present with her, their journey is still going on. She said: “Humari journey abhi hai, unki journey complete ho chuki hai. Unka kapda change ho chuka hai lekin woh kahin na kahin aa chuke hain..shakal unki change ho gayi hai but woh dobara iss roop mein aa chuke hain. Unka account mere saath abhi ke liye band ho gaya hai…phir may be continue hoga.”

Watch the full conversation here:

Shibani Dandekar-Farhan Akhtar To Get Married Soon? DEETS INSIDE! 

The adorable couple Shibani Dandekar and Farhan Akhtar are planning to get hitched very soon. Ever since Shibani got Farhan’s name inked on her neck, fans have been waiting for some wedding news. Well, a source close to the development revealed that the couple is eyeing a March 2022 wedding; however, due to rising covid-19 cases, the wedding will be a low-key affair. While speaking to BollywoodLife, the source said: “Farhan and Shibani were planning a lavish wedding in Mumbai on March 2022. However, now they will keep it low-key as the COVID cases have been rising once again, and there are many Bollywood celebs, too, who have been tested COVID positive. And so the couple has decided to get married among friends and family. Farhan and Shibani are living together, and they don’t want to delay their wedding amid the pandemic, and so, they thought to keep it an intimate affair” The source also added that both Shibani and Farhan have chosen Sabyasachi outfits for their big day just like Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal. 

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