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Breaking news: India’s Omicron tally rises to 21

  • Breaking news updates December 6, 2021: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.


Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.

Updated on Dec 06, 2021 05:47 AM IST


India’s Omicron tally rises to 21: Tracking the spread of new coronavirus strain

The Omicron is believed to be containing more mutations than any other variant of coronavirus. It a also considered to be more resistant to vaccines. India has put in place several strict measures for international travellers to control the spread of the new strain. 



Patna Municipal Corporation workers spray disinfectant in a residential area amid Omicron threat, on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Patna Municipal Corporation workers spray disinfectant in a residential area amid Omicron threat, on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Published on Dec 06, 2021 05:43 AM IST


PM Modi to inaugurate BASE University building in Bengaluru today

  • Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai and minister for higher education Dr CN Ashwatha Narayana held review meetings last month to oversee the preparations for the inaugural programme.


PM Modi is expected to visit Bengaluru to inaugurate the new campus of Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economic University.
PM Modi is expected to visit Bengaluru to inaugurate the new campus of Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economic University.

Published on Dec 06, 2021 05:35 AM IST


Pay disparity: Himachal cops’ kin stage protest outside Bilaspur AIIMS

Family members of Himachal Pradesh Police constables on Sunday staged a protest outside Bilaspur AIIMS and at Luhnu ground where BJP’s national chief JP Nadda was to preside over an event; they are protesting against the disparity in pay of constables



When BJP’s national chief JP Nadda was leaving after inaugurating OPD at AIIMS in Bilaspur on Sunday, the protesters stopped his convoy at the gate and handed him a memorandum related to their demands regarding disparity in pay of constables. (HT Photo)
When BJP’s national chief JP Nadda was leaving after inaugurating OPD at AIIMS in Bilaspur on Sunday, the protesters stopped his convoy at the gate and handed him a memorandum related to their demands regarding disparity in pay of constables. (HT Photo)

Updated on Dec 06, 2021 05:33 AM IST


Air India pilots to meet Aviation Secretary before taking call on ‘industrial action’

Air India pilots had, on November 29, given an ultimatum of three days to the Air India management to meet their demands. In a letter to Bansal, sent on Monday evening, the pilots had warned that if they do not see the illegal pay cut and related issues being addressed within three days, they will seek justice through industrial action.



Air India pilots have been writing to the airline since October but they haven’t received any reply. (HT PHOTO.)
Air India pilots have been writing to the airline since October but they haven’t received any reply. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on Dec 06, 2021 12:44 AM IST


There is wave in favour of BJP, says Yediyurappa

Senior BJP leader B S Yediyurappa on Sunday claimed that there is a wave of public support in favour of his party in the country and the Congress will continue to sit in the opposition for the next 25 years



The Congress is going to remain in opposition for the next 25 years in Lok Sabha, says BJP leader BS Yediyurappa. (PTI)
The Congress is going to remain in opposition for the next 25 years in Lok Sabha, says BJP leader BS Yediyurappa. (PTI)

Published on Dec 06, 2021 12:40 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Chamarajanagar


Focus on empowering grama panchayats: Karnataka CM Bommai

The statements come at a time when all three major political parties – the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) — are trying hard to win the maximum number of seats in the December 10 polls for 25 spots in the upper house of the state legislature.



The BJP under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been accused of going against decentralisation, stripping local administrative bodies of its powers. (PTI)
The BJP under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been accused of going against decentralisation, stripping local administrative bodies of its powers. (PTI)

Published on Dec 06, 2021 12:39 AM IST

ByHT Correspondent, Bengaluru


AIIMS Bilaspur will be made fully functional within next six months: Anurag Thakur

Thakur said that people in the state had to go to AIIMS Delhi and PGI Chandigarh for their treatment, but after six months people will be able to get treatment at Bilaspur



Union minister Anurag Thakur attended a Covid-19 vaccination warriors felicitation ceremony at Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh. (File photo)
Union minister Anurag Thakur attended a Covid-19 vaccination warriors felicitation ceremony at Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh. (File photo)

Published on Dec 06, 2021 12:39 AM IST


Congress trying to win MLC polls with money power: Karnataka CM Bommai

The statements come at a time when all three political parties have intensified their respective campaigns for the upcoming elections that would determine who keeps control of the upper house of the state legislature.



The Congress had accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of using -- or misusing -- state machinery to win support. (ANI)
The Congress had accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of using — or misusing — state machinery to win support. (ANI)

Published on Dec 06, 2021 12:37 AM IST

BySharan Poovanna, Bengaluru


Report blames Karnataka ‘government attitude’ for attacks on Christian community

Since the proposal of law against religious conversions by chief minister Basavaraj Bommai and home minister Araga Gyanendra during the monsoon session of the state legislature, between September 13 and 24, there have been several instances of violence against churches and members of the community in the state.



Members of the Christian community participate in a silent protest against the Anti-Conversion bill proposed in the Winter Session of Karnataka Legislative Assembly, in Bengaluru on Saturday. (PTI)
Members of the Christian community participate in a silent protest against the Anti-Conversion bill proposed in the Winter Session of Karnataka Legislative Assembly, in Bengaluru on Saturday. (PTI)

Updated on Dec 06, 2021 12:35 AM IST

ByHT Correspondent, Bengaluru


Remnant of cyclone Jawad leads to cloudburst in Odisha port town

Cyclone Jawad, which threatened to hit the Odisha coast at Puri, weakened to depression on Sunday afternoon before coming near the coast, but did not make landfall, IMD said.



NH-5 wears a deserted look amid incessant rains owing to cyclone Jawad, in Bhubaneswar, on Sunday. (PTI)
NH-5 wears a deserted look amid incessant rains owing to cyclone Jawad, in Bhubaneswar, on Sunday. (PTI)

Updated on Dec 06, 2021 05:25 AM IST

ByDebabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar


Eshwarappa backs home minister over foul language used against police in cow-slaughter incident

Senior BJP leader and Karnataka minister KS Eshwarappa on Sunday backed statements made by his cabinet colleague Araga Jnanendra, who has been criticised for accusing police of taking bribes to allow cow thieves and slaughter



Home minister Araga Jnanendra has been criticised for accusing police of taking bribes to allow cow thieves and slaughter. (HT)
Home minister Araga Jnanendra has been criticised for accusing police of taking bribes to allow cow thieves and slaughter. (HT)

Published on Dec 06, 2021 12:34 AM IST

ByHT Correspondent, Bengaluru


Like farmers, people of Jammu and Kashmir may have to make ‘sacrifices’ to get back their rights: Farooq Abdullah

On the recent Hyderpora encounter and how the families of two civilians killed in the operation forced the administration to return their bodies, Abdullah said it was made possible because people showed unity



National Conference president Farooq Abdullah with Omar Abdullah and other senior party leaders at a function after paying tribute to party founder Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah on his 116th birth anniversary, in Srinagar on Sunday. (PTI)
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah with Omar Abdullah and other senior party leaders at a function after paying tribute to party founder Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah on his 116th birth anniversary, in Srinagar on Sunday. (PTI)

Published on Dec 06, 2021 12:34 AM IST


Last rites of Andhra ex-CM Rosaiah carried out with state honours

Rosaiah (88) died while being taken to a private hospital here on Saturday after he fell ill.Rosaiah’s mortal remains were kept at Gandhi Bhavan, the party headquarters in Telangana, where Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Telangana state Congress president and MP A Revanth Reddy and several other leaders and workers paid their last respects.



Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha M. Mallikarjun Kharge, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief and Malkajgiri MP A. Revanth Reddy and others pay their last respects to former CM K Rosaiah, who passed away at the age of 88 at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad on Sunday. (PTI)
Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha M. Mallikarjun Kharge, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief and Malkajgiri MP A. Revanth Reddy and others pay their last respects to former CM K Rosaiah, who passed away at the age of 88 at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad on Sunday. (PTI)

Published on Dec 06, 2021 12:33 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Hyderabad


State reports 456 new coronavirus cases

Karnataka reported 456 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases and six deaths on Sunday, with places like Bengaluru and the coffee-growing region of Chikamagaluru witnessing a sharp uptick in infection, according to the state health department data



In the last eight days, the state has logged 2,814 new Covid-19 cases, with Bengaluru accounting for nearly half of them, data suggests. (ANI)
In the last eight days, the state has logged 2,814 new Covid-19 cases, with Bengaluru accounting for nearly half of them, data suggests. (ANI)

Published on Dec 06, 2021 12:31 AM IST

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