December 01, 2021 03:27 (IST)
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Mamata Banerjee meets Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray, Sanjay Raut in Mumbai | 7-day institutional quarantine for international travellers from 'at-risk' nations in Maharashtra | India summons Pakistan official over model's photoshoot at Kartarpur Sahib | Mumbai to be hit by heavy rains tomorrow, cyclonic storm in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh: IMD | No Mamata-Uddhav meeting in Mumbai owing to Maharashtra CM's health condition

7-day institutional quarantine for international travellers from 'at-risk' nations in Maharashtra

Mumbai/IBNS: The Maharashtra government on Tuesday announced that all international passengers arriving from "at-risk" countries will have to undergo a mandatory seven-day institutional quarantine and take RT-PCR tests for COVID-19 thrice - on the second, fourth, and seventh days after arrival, reports said.

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.

Centre asks states and UTs to ramp up COVID-19 testing amid Omicron scare

New Delhi/IBNS: The central government has asked 36 states and union territories to ramp up COVID-19 testing in the backdrop of the emergence of a new coronavirus variant, Omicron, in the world, media reports said.

Supreme Court expresses concern over rising air pollution levels in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi/UNI: The Supreme Court has directed the governments of Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana to comply with the directions issued by the Commission for Air Quality Management in Delhi-NCR and sought compliance reports from them to be submitted before the court by Wednesday.

'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.

Review plans of easing international travel restrictions: PM Modi in light of new COVID-19 variant

New Delhi/UNI: In the wake of new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron' cases being reported in Israel, Botswana and Hongkong, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday directed officials to review plans of easing international travel restrictions.

'Urge PM Modi to stop flights from countries hit by new COVID variant': Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday morning urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop all flights from those countries where cases of the new variant of COVID-19, named as Omicron, have been detected.

PM Modi to chair meeting on COVID situation amid concerns of new variant

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will chair a high-level meeting, to be attended by top government officials, on the present COVID-19 situation and vaccination status in the country.

India to resume international flights from Dec 15

New Delhi/UNI: India is set to allow scheduled commercial international flights from Dec 15, after almost 20 months of suspension in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Jammu imposes night curfew to check spread of Coronavirus

Jammu/UNI: In view of the rising Covid-19 positive cases, the Jammu district administration has ordered imposition of night curfew from tonight.

India almost out of COVID-19 shadow: Amit Shah

New Delhi/UNI/IBNS: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said India is almost out of the shadow of COVID-19 pandemic, and added that the Centre and state fought the battle together.

Arvind Kejriwal extends free ration scheme to another 6 months

New Delhi/UNI: A day after the Centre said that there was no proposal to extend free foodgrains supply under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY), the Delhi government announced to extend its free ration distribution scheme on Saturday.

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.