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Google reveals top searches by Indians in 2021

Mumbai/IBNS: Google India Wednesday released Year in Search 2021, revealing what Indian's most searched throughout the year in various categories like entertainment, news, sports, health, etc.

Aditya Thackeray makes three suggestions to Centre on vaccination amid rise in Omicron cases

Mumbai/IBNS: Maharashtra minister Aditya Thackeray has urged the Centre to allow booster shots, narrow the vaccine gap, and bring down the cut-off age for inoculations to 15.

2 Omicron cases detected in India's Karnataka

New Delhi/IBNS: Two Omicron cases have been detected in southern state of Karnataka in India, said the Union Health Ministry today.  The two cases were of foreign nationals who recently arrived in Bengaluru. 

India delays resumption of international flights as more countries report Omicron cases

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the growing concerns over the Omicron variant of coronavirus, the Indian government has decided to defer the resumption of international flights starting December 15 and announced Wednesday that a decision will be taken later.

Cost of international flights skyrocket amid Omicron scare: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: International airfares are likely to zoom at least two to three times more than what used to be before the Covid-19 pandemic depending on where a person wants to fly from Delhi, media reports said.

Up to 6 hrs wait in Delhi airport for travellers from 'at risk' countries: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: Passengers travelling from countries where Omicron has been detected may have to wait at the Delhi Airport for up to six hours while their RT-PCR tests come out, according to media reports.

'Omicron' could be a wake-up call for India to adopt Covid appropriate behaviour

New Delhi/IBNS: The detection of new Covid-19 variant may act as a "wake-up call" for Covid appropriate behavior in India, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist at the World Health Organization, told NDTV.

International flights expected to return to normal levels by year-end: Govt

New Delhi: International flights are likely to resume operations to pre-Covid levels "by the end of the year", Rajiv Bansal, the Aviation Ministry Secretary, was quoted by news agency PTI on Wednesday.

People taken one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to be allowed in cinema theatres in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram/UNI: The Kerala government in its new COVID-19 relaxations issued on Friday has said that people, who have taken a single dose of coronavirus vaccine, will be permitted to enter cinema theatres in the state.

Wait time for visa appointment to be significantly longer: US Embassy

New Delhi/IBNS: The US Embassy in India has said there might be significant delays in the wait time for visa appointments for some nonimmigrant visa categories as it builds back from COVID-19-related interruptions, according to media reports.

Centre suggests online shopping, avoiding travel among Covid-19 precautions ahead of Diwali, Eid

New Delhi/IBNS: States must strictly implement precautions to prevent the surge in Coronavirus cases post the festive season, the Centre said in an advisory on Saturday, listing measures like encouraging online shopping and travelling only in urgent situations.

Sabarimala temple to reopen for ‘Thula Masam' poojas

The Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple will reopen on October 16 at 5 pm for ‘Thula Masam' poojas but the devotees will be allowed entry into the temple tomorrow, October 17 from 5 am, according to media reports.

No quarantine for fully vaccinated Indians travelling to UK: British High Commissioner

New Delhi/IBNS: No quarantine will be required for the fully vaccinated Indians travelling to the UK from October 11, the British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis said Thursday.

Double vaccination compulsory to participate in Durga puja rituals: Calcutta HC

Kolkata/IBNS: The Calcutta high court on Monday eased some of the restrictions imposed on Durga Puja celebrations while allowing local people to take part in puja rituals, such as "pushpanjali" and "sindur khela", only if they have received two doses of vaccine, according to media reports.

India becoming pharmacy of the world greatest achievement: WHO's Dr Soumya Swaminathan

New Delhi/IBNS: India becoming the pharmacy of the world is one of its biggest achievements in the past 75 years, said World Health Organization (WHO)'s Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan while speaking about the country's achievements in healthcare.