20 Dec, 00:01 (IST)

Gujarat: Seaplane flight services between Statue of Unity in Kevadia and Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad to restart from December 27."Hopefully in the upcoming holiday season more bookings will be done," said Captain Ajay Chauhan, Director of Civil Aviation, Gujarat.

19 Dec, 23:30 (IST)

UK PM Boris Johnson issued 'Stay at Home' order for London amidst the increasing coronavirus cases. 

19 Dec, 23:13 (IST)

Punjab reports 439 new COVID-19 cases, 560 discharges, and 20 deaths today, says Government of Punjab.Total cases in the State rise to 1,62,705 including 1,51,679 recoveries and 5,189 deaths.Active cases stand at 5,837.

19 Dec, 23:06 (IST)

Delhi: A group of volunteers from Punjab started ‘pagdi langar’ at Singhu border, where farmers are protesting against Center's Farm laws."Turban is our pride, so we are promoting it and teaching people how to tie it. We are giving turbans for free," says a volunteer.

19 Dec, 22:22 (IST)

Indian bowler Mohammed Shami will miss the remainder of Test series in Australia due to wrist injury, reported news agency PTI.

19 Dec, 21:51 (IST)

During New Year people congregate in large numbers in public places in Bengaluru and other urban areas. We need to avoid this. So state government has issued guidelines stating prohibition of celebration in public: Dr K Sudhakar, Karnataka Health Minister.

19 Dec, 21:38 (IST)

Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar enquired about the well being of Haryana Home and Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij at Medanta Hospital, Gurugram today.

19 Dec, 21:27 (IST)

Terming the clearly motivated Income Tax (I-T) raids against some Arthiyas in Punjab as an obvious pressure tactic to curb their democratic right and freedom, CM Captain Amarinder Singh said these oppressive actions will backfire against the ruling BJP: State government.

19 Dec, 20:55 (IST)

Congress appoints Ashok Arjunrao Jagthap as president and Charan Singh Sapra as working president of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee.

19 Dec, 20:51 (IST)

West Bengal: Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers in Kamarhati celebrate resignation of Suvendu Adhikari and other party members.Madan Mitra says, "We're happy today as the party is free of virus and dishonest people. We'll win the upcoming election with a thumping majority".

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New Delhi, December 19: Polling for the eighth and final phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir is underway. Voting is being held for 285 panch and 84 sarpanch seats. A total of 168 candidates are in the fray. As many as 13 constituencies in Kashmir division and 15 in Jammu division will witness polling. Catch live breaking news and latest updates on Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Business, Crime, Technology and World affairs.

The United States Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) has authorised Moderna's coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine for emergency use for people aged 18 years and above. The US government has ordered at least 200 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. This is the second vaccine after Pfizer's vaccine to get emergency use authorisation by the USFDA.

"Moderna, Inc., (Nasdaq: MRNA) a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) has authorized the emergency use of mRNA-1273, Moderna's vaccine against Covid-19 in individuals 18 years of age or older," the company said.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has arrived in West Bengal for a two-day visit. Amit Shah will start his trip with a visit to Ramakrishna Mission Ashram today. His visit comes at a time when several MLAs from the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) have resigned from the state assembly and are likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the assembly polls due next year.