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Dec 22, 2020 08:30 AM IST Daybreak

India Suspends UK Flights from Dec 22-31 as Concern Grows Over New Strain of Coronavirus

India will ban all flights to and fro the United Kingdom from 23:59 hours on December 22. This comes hours after Hong Kong made a similar announcement, becoming the first city in Asia to announce such a halt after a new super-virulent strain of the novel coronavirus was identified in Britain.

Maharashtra Imposes Night Curfew in Cities, Quarantine for Europe Returnees as New Virus Strain Raises Alarm

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday announced that night curfew will be imposed in the state's cities as a precautionary measure starting Tuesday night. The development came after the CM held a contingency meeting to discuss the new mutation of the coronavirus detected in the United Kingdom.

EC Ready for 'One Nation, One Poll' if Legislature Carries Out All Amendments, Says CEC Sunil Arora

While 2020 is about to come to a close, the Covid-19 crisis is still swirling. In an exclusive conversation with News18, chief election commissioner Sunil Arora recalls the challenges the poll body faced while conducting elections this year, even as he sheds light on what lies ahead in the electoral arena next year as well as crucial developments like the possibility of simultaneous elections and digital voter cards.

BCCI AGM: IPL Set to Become a 10-Team Tournament, But...

The BCCI’s all-powerful general body will give approval to a 10-team Indian Premier League during its Annual General Body Meeting on Thursday but it will only materialise in 2022 instead of the coming year 2021. One of the major points in the agenda of BCCI’s AGM to be held in Ahmedabad is the inclusion of new IPL franchises. It is learnt that most of the stakeholders feel that having a nine or 10-team IPL in 2021 will be a hasty decision with the new franchises getting very little time to build a competitive team.

Neha Kakkar Trumped Coronavirus in Google Searches. Does This Reveal Our Priorities?

Search history can reveal a lot about a person. And when it comes to the search history of an entire country - such as India - the history could be rather embarrassing. At a time when the world is looking for more and more details about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it seems Indians were busy Googling Neha Kakkar.

Guarding Deep Cong Secrets, Motilal Vohra & Ahmed Patel Until Last Month Were Signing Cheques at Party HQ

Motilal Vora was in the league of a select band of Congress leaders who would not share a secret with spouse, children or anyone else. For him, loyalty towards the Nehru-Gandhi family was absolute and non-negotiable. In Vora, AICC’s interim chief Sonia Gandhi has lost a faithful who, like Ahmed Patel, knew the most fiercely guarded secrets of the grand old party - how money comes and goes, and he knew the identity of every faceless donor the Congress had.