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News Highlights: 2300 active cases of Covid 19, upsurge due to JN.1 variant, says Govt

Rising Covid cases create worry amongst states as fresh guidelines make way. Tamil Nadu reels with heavy rainfall, just days after cyclone Michaung wreaked havoc, with flood-like situation in many areas, while an errant government official is suspended in Karnataka. Here are the latest highlights from India and around the world, only with DH.
Last Updated : 20 December 2023, 17:21 IST

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02:3920 Dec 2023

Heavy rains in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli create flood-like situations 

02:3920 Dec 2023

Cold wave grips Delhi, temperature drops further

02:5620 Dec 2023

Indian Army's rescue team reaches Srivaikuntam amid heavy rains

17:1820 Dec 2023

Basavaraju suspended

Women and Child Welfare Department Deputy Director A M Basavaraju was suspended by Karnataka government on Wednesday for allegedly harassing staff of the department during his course of posting in Belagavi.

15:2520 Dec 2023

Central team assesses damage in Tamil Nadu

A team of Central government officials visited Tamil Nadu on Wednesday to assess the damage caused by unprecedented flooding and rainfall in four southern districts. While relief and rescue efforts by state and central agencies continued in full swing, Chief Minister M K Stalin reviewed the progress and directed officials to expedite work.

14:3220 Dec 2023

Odisha on track in checking covid-19 cases

"Union Minister had given the suggestion as covid-19 cases are rising...We are active and surveillance is being done. 2261 tests were done in the last 7 days but no cases were detected...Our preparedness is in place. We have ordered all districts to be prepared to face any situation. We are reviewing again and again," said Odisha Health Minister Niranjan Pujari.

13:3620 Dec 2023

Former Vice President Ansari speaks out 

"A writer in New York Times has noted that around the world, authoritarianism has ascended, adding that the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance has noted recently that over the past six years, the number of countries moving towards authoritarianism has more than doubled the number moving towards democracy," says former Vice President Hamid Ansari, while addressing the launch event of Congress leader Ashwini Kumar's book - 'A Democracy in Retreat'.

12:4920 Dec 2023

Kerala Congress steps up attack on Left govt

"Kerala Youth Congress today organised a Secretariat march against the brutal attack on our workers with the demand of a thorough investigation. Police & DYFI goons tried to halt the march by attacking us again. If the police do not take any action, we will take the law into our own hands,” says Kerala Assembly Leader of Opposition VD Satheesan about the protest in Thiruvananthapuram.

Published 20 December 2023, 02:53 IST

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