17 Dec, 00:42 (IST)

Assam reported 97 new #COVID19 cases and 90 discharges today.Total cases 2,15,042Total discharges 2,10,488 Death toll 1007Active cases 3,544 

16 Dec, 23:24 (IST)

The biggest challenge for me is West Bengal's image related to elections, which is scary...But I assure people that 2021 state elections will be free, fair & fearless. Right step will be taken at the right time. I'm not a party to politics: Jagdeep Dhankar, Governor, West Bengal 

16 Dec, 22:48 (IST)

Himachal Pradesh's #COVID19 tally rises to 50,680 with 484 new positive cases & 1046 cured cases reported in the last 24 hours.Total active cases: 6,218Recovered cases: 43,577Death toll: 836

16 Dec, 22:34 (IST)

Maharashtra reported 4,304 new #COVID19 cases, 95 deaths & 4,678 discharges today.Total cases: 18,80,893Total recoveries: 17,69,897Death toll: 48,434Total active cases: 61,454

16 Dec, 22:20 (IST)

Suvendu Adhikari has betrayed the party. After winning Rajya Sabha & Lok Sabha seats on party's symbol for 2 times and being a minister for 4.5 yrs, leaving party just 6 months before state election is betrayal. If he wanted to leave TMC, he should've left 2 yrs ago: Saugata Roy

16 Dec, 21:01 (IST)

Earthquake of magnitude 3.1 on the Richter scale occurred in Subansiri area of Arunachal Pradesh at 8:10 pm today: National Centre for Seismology

16 Dec, 20:59 (IST)

India today carried out testfiring of two Prithvi-2 ballistic missiles off the coast of Odisha in Balasore. The trials of the DRDO-developed missiles were successful: Sources

16 Dec, 20:01 (IST)

Cyber Crime unit last night busted an international call centre & arrested 54 persons involved in a fraud, where  4,500 foreign victims were defrauded of around Rs 90-100 crores. Call centre was being run by a mastermind based in Dubai: Anyesh Roy, DCP, Cyber Cell, Delhi Police 

16 Dec, 19:57 (IST)

57.22% voter turnout (Kashmir-39.52%, Jammu-71.93%) recorded in the seventh phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections across Jammu and Kashmir today. 3,93,200 voters cast their votes: J&K State Election Commission. 

16 Dec, 17:39 (IST)

TMC leader Suvendu Adhikari has resigned from the membership of West Bengal Legislative Assembly. He is likely to join the BJP.

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Mumbai, December 16: The nurses' union of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) called off the strike which they launched a day earlier, seeking the implementation of 23 demands raised by them. The indefinite stir was ended, hours after the Delhi High Court restrained the nurses from continuing the strike amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Kerala and Maharashtra - account for 56 percent of total active cases of COVID-19 in the country, according to Union Health Ministry.

Nitish Kumar government on Tuesday approved a proposal for providing free anti-coronavirus vaccine to all the people of the state. The decision was taken at the first meeting of the cabinet.

Gmail suffers a "significant" disruption, just a day after Google went down during a massive outage of the internet giant's platform.

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