Updated December 27th, 2023 at 18:25 IST

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5: 45 IST, December 27th 2023

The Maharashtra government has reconstituted a 7-member task force on COVID-19 to monitor the situation. This newly formed task force will be headed by former ICMR chief Dr Raman Gangakhedkar.

5: 33 IST, December 27th 2023

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami on Wednesday offered prayers at the Bharamal temple of Tehsil Khatima for the happiness and prosperity of the state and the country.
The Chief Minister received the blessings of the saints and also accepted the prasad of ‘bhandara’ by sitting on the ground with the general public. He also took the opportunity and distributed the ‘bhandara’ to the common people. 


4: 28 IST, December 27th 2023

Security heightened across the city due to ongoing protests in Bengaluru. Security heightened outside key shopping junctions and malls across the city. Hundreds of bouncers employed by mall establishments to keep protesters at bay administration looses hope in cops as they have failed in managing security today

2: 55 IST, December 27th 2023

Union Home Minister on Wednesday said that the Muslim League Jammu Kashmir (MLJK) declared an 'Unlawful Association' under UAPA. He added that the party and its members are involved in anti-national activities in J-K. 


1: 49 IST, December 27th 2023

Amid a rise in the JN.1 variant cases, Karnataka on Wednesday issued fresh COVID-19 guidelines, one being mandatory home isolation for infected patients. 

1: 41 IST, December 27th 2023

After Left parties, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee boycotts Ram Mandir inauguration.

1: 32 IST, December 27th 2023

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday virtually interacted with beneficiaries of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra.

He said, “Viksit Bharat Yatra is reaching in far-off places and connecting people. I want to thank the people of the country, especially women for making this program a huge success. Viksit Bharat Yatra started around 50 days ago, but it has already reached lakhs of villages...”

While talking to the beneficiaries, the PM said, “After the Viksit Bharat Yatra was started, 4.5 lakh new applications have been received for Ujjwala Gas connection...Over 1 crore Aayushmaan cards have been distributed to the people of the country. Health check-ups of around 1.25 crore people have been done..."


2: 22 IST, December 27th 2023

I would pray for the speedy recovery of the army personnel who sustained injuries. I would like to ensure you that keeping in mind the severity of the incident, required steps are being taken. Each of our army personnel is important to us..."

While interacting with troops, Singh said, “We will win the wars and we will eradicate terrorism as well. We'll make sure to win the hearts of all the citizens. You all have a huge responsibility on your shoulders, and for that, we will always be grateful to you.”

1: 15 IST, December 27th 2023

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the third National Conference of Chief Secretaries in Delhi on 28th and 29th December 2023. 

12: 57 IST, December 27th 2023

India till December 26 logged 109 JN.1 Covid variant cases. As per sources, 36 cases from Gujarat, 34 from Karnataka, 14 from Goa, 9 from Maharashtra, 6 from Kerala, 4 from Rajasthan, 4 from Tamil Nadu and 2 from Telangana have been reported. 

12: 59 IST, December 27th 2023

The Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh landed in Jammu on Wednesday at noon to review the security situation in the state following recent attacks in Rajouri and Poonch. 

Singh is accompanied by Army Chief General Manoj Pande and both were received by Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and General Officer Commanding-in-chief, northern command, Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi at the technical airport, the officials said.

Soon after his arrival here, the defence minister left for the Rajouri-Poonch sector where he is scheduled to review the security situation and the counter-terrorist operation which is going on in the region after the December 21 ambush at Dhatyar Morh between Dhera Ki Gali and Buffliaz in Poonch.

11: 57 IST, December 27th 2023

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and MP Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday held a meeting with Andhra Pradesh congress leaders for Lok Sabha 2024 elections, at AICC HQs.

11: 15 IST, December 27th 2023

Central Agency officials including National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials reach the Israel Embassy in the national capital to begin the probe, after was a blast was reported near the embassy at around 5:10 pm yesterday.


9: 59 IST, December 27th 2023

Authorities in Dubai have 'restricted the movements' of Saurabh Chandrakar, one of the two Mahadev online betting app promoters being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate, news agency ANI reports.


9: 31 IST, December 27th 2023

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited an "akhara" in Haryana's Jhajjar district this morning, where he met with a group of wrestlers including Bajrang Punia. Rahul Gandhi's meeting with the wrestlers comes days after the sports ministry indefinitely suspended the day-to-day functioning of the Wrestling Federation of India.

9: 26 IST, December 27th 2023

The Police in Maharashtra's Thane district have seized banned tobacco products worth Rs 13.82 lakh from a tempo and arrested a person transporting the items, an official told news agency PTI today. The 32-year-old tempo driver was arrested, and the vehicle from which the banned tobacco products were seized, was impounded.

7: 36 IST, December 27th 2023

The Delhi Airport on Wednesday, December 27, issued a passenger advisory giving a heads up that flight operations might get affected as thick fog layer grips the capital. It further urged the passengers to keep a tab on their respective flights. 

On Tuesday, almost 450 flight were delayed, while 12 flights were diverted; 9 were diverted to Jaipur and one was diverted to Lucknow. 

7: 33 IST, December 27th 2023

New Delhi: The weather authorities in the national capital have issued an ‘orange’ alert for the next 2-3 days. Residents on X are sharing images and videos of the fog in their respective areas. 

This development comes a day after almost 450 flights and several trains were delayed amid bad weather conditions. 




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