India Reports More Than 1,90,000 New Covid-19 Cases
Covid-Bulletin: India Reports More Than 1,90,000 New Covid-19 Cases
According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has registered 1,94,720 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 9,55,319. Meanwhile, India has recorded 60,405 fresh recoveries in the previous 24 hours, and the cumulative recoveries stand at 3,46,30,536. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 11.05% and 9.82%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, India has conducted 69.52 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, the country has administered 153.80 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. The union health ministry also released the statewise status of Omicron cases, and the total tally stands at 4,868. Maharashtra (1,281) and Rajasthan (645) have recorded the most number of Omicron cases, followed by Delhi (546), Karnataka (479) and Kerala (350).
Haridwar Speech Case: Supreme Court To Hear The Matter Today
The Supreme Court will hear the Haridwar speech matter today. A three-judge bench of chief justice N V Ramana and justices Hima Kohli and Surya Kant will listen to the case today. The plea has been filed by journalist Qurban Ali and Patna high court judge Anjana Prakash against the alleged speeches targeting the Muslim community at two events in Haridwar and Delhi. Both petitioners want an impartial investigation into the matter by a special investigation team (SIT). The conclave was organised by Yati Narasimhanand and took place on December 17 and 19, 2021. Though the Uttarakhand police have registered an FIR, no arrests have been made yet.
Uttar Pradesh: Magh Mela Set To Begin From January 14
The preparations of Magh Mela have started in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj and is scheduled to be held on 14th January 2022. The Magh Mela is held in the month of Magha near river banks and Hindu temples every year. Speaking about the preparations, Superintendent of police Rajeev N Mishra said: "While carrying out the preparations, as many as seven police personnel tested positive for covid-19. These police officials have isolated themselves and are adhering to the covid-19 protocols" "All the preparations by the police are in place. The police here will ensure that only those who have tested negative for covid-19 will be allowed to enter the mela," he added.
PM's Security Breach: Supreme Court To Pronounce Order Today
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will be announcing on the constitution of a committee for probe into the security breach during prime minister Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab. The committee might be headed by a top court judge and will also include DGP Chandigarh, IG National Investigation Agency, Registrar General of the Punjab and ADGP (security) of Punjab. Today, a bench headed by CJI NV Ramana will pass the order. Earlier, the apex court had mentioned that it would constitute a committee to investigate the matter. The bench also asked both the central government and the Punjab government to not go ahead with the inquiries of the committee constituted by them.
Siddharth Issues Apologies To Saina Nehwal Over His Rude Joke
After facing a massive backlash on the internet for his rude joke, actor Siddharth issued an apology to Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal. Siddharth wrote: "Dear Saina, I want to apologise to you for my rude joke that I wrote as a response to a tweet of yours a few days ago. I may disagree with you on many things, but even my disappointment or anger when I read your tweet, cannot justify my tone and words. I know I have more grace in me than that. As for the joke, if a joke needs to be explained, then it wasn't a very good joke to begin with. Sorry about a joke that didn't land." Siddharth had replied to a tweet by Saina Nehwal and wrote: "Subtle cock champion of the world… Thank God we have protectors of India. Shame on you #Rihanna (sic)." Saina Nehwal had tweeted about PM Modi's security breach incident and strongly condemned the act. For his tweet, Siddharth faced a major backlash on Twitter for using a crass sexual slur at a national sports icon.
Akshay Kumar And Emraan Hashmi Teams Up For Upcoming Film Selfiee
Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to share a 'Selfiee' and wrote: "Kick-starting my day with a #Selfiee! Because why not?". Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar teased his fans about the announcement of his next film titled 'Selfiee'. Directed by Raj Mehta, the film will be the official Hindi remake of the Malayalam film Driving Licence. The film is being produced under the Dharma Productions banner. While Akshay Kumar will essay the role played by Prithviraj, Emraan Hashmi will play the character essayed by Suraj Venjaramoodu. The Selfiee team will commence work with a start to finish 40-day schedule in the United Kingdom.