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LIVE news: India sees 334,000 new Covid cases; Delhi positivity rate drops

President Ram Nath Kovind will address the nation today on the eve of the 73rd Republic Day. Stay tuned for the latest news of the day

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Latest news LIVE: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that the increase in Covid-19 numbers in South-East Asia is mainly driven by India, where the cases have seen a 150 per cent increase in the last one week. India, on Monday, recorded 234,650 new coronavirus cases - a significant spike from Sunday's numbers.

To take stock of the prevailing Covid situation, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will interact with the health ministers of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Ladakh, Uttar Pradesh and Chandigarh.

Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind will address the nation today on the eve of the 73rd Republic Day. It will be broadcast from 7 pm.

In another news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with BJP workers from across the country via NaMo app today. The interaction comes in the run-up to the assembly polls in five states, including Uttar Pradesh, with the Election Commission not allowing physical rallies by political parties due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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FIR against wrestler Babita Phogat for flouting ECI guidelines, Covid norms

An FIR was registered against wrestler Babita Phogat for campaigning for the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh in the Baraut Assembly constituency of state's Baghpat and flouting Election Commission's guidelines and Covid-19 norms on Monday.
 
Phogat was campaigning for BJP candidate Krishnapal S Malik who is a candidate of the party from the Baraut Assembly constituency of Baghpat. Read more

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First Published: Jan 25 2022 | 6:53 AM IST

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