18 Jan, 22:59 (IST)

Jharkhand reported 100 new COVID-19 cases, 131 recoveries and four deaths reported today, as per State Health Department. Total cases: 1,17,786. Total recoveries: 1,15,542. Active cases: 1,190. Death toll: 1,054


18 Jan, 22:50 (IST)

The meeting between farmer unions & the Central govt scheduled for Jan 19 has been postponed to Jan 20: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare.


18 Jan, 22:27 (IST)

The Cabinet expansion will happen very soon, says Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar


18 Jan, 22:25 (IST)

Karnataka reported 435 new COVID-19 cases, 973 discharges, and 9 deaths today.Total cases: 9,32,432. Total discharges: 9,12,205. Death toll: 12,175. Active cases: 8,033 

18 Jan, 22:24 (IST)

Punjab reports 140 new COVID-19 cases, 278 recoveries and 7 deaths today.Total cases 1,70,729. Total recoveries 1,62,762. Death toll 5,509. Active cases 2,458


18 Jan, 22:22 (IST)

Haryana reported 119 new COVID-19 cases today.Total cases 2,66,428. Total recoveries 2,61,510.Death toll 2,989. Active cases 1,929


18 Jan, 22:21 (IST)

Rajasthan reports 213 new COVID-19 cases, 626 recoveries, and 3 deaths today.Total cases: 3,15,394. Total recoveries: 3,08,010. Death toll: 2,750. Active cases: 4,634

18 Jan, 21:43 (IST)

US Capitol has been shut down temporarily out of an abundance of caution after a fire broke out near the complex, the Capitol Police said: Reuters 

18 Jan, 21:24 (IST)

3,346 fresh COVID19 cases and 3,921 recoveries reported in Kerala today. Total numbers of active and recoveries cases in the state are 68,399 and 7,79,097 respectively.

18 Jan, 21:23 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi becomes the president of Somnath Temple Trust, tweets Union Home Minister Amit Shah


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Mumbai, January 18: Government officials likely to hold a meeting with representatives of pharma industries and other stakeholders to discuss the future course of Covid vaccination efforts today.

President-elect Joe Biden will deliver an appeal to national unity when he is sworn in Wednesday and plans immediate moves to combat the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of President Donald Trump’s most controversial policies, according to reports.

Over 17,000 people were vaccinated across 553 sites in six states on Day 2 of India's coronavirus vaccination drive, the Health Ministry said Sunday evening, adding that the number who had received at least one shot was around 2.24 lakh.

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