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Live news updates: India reported 333,533 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours-a marginal decline since Saturday.

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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A health worker walks inside the Shehnai Banquet Hall, a Covid-19 care facility, during the third wave in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)
Live news updates: The Enforcement Directorate is about to arrest Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain as part of the central government’s harassment of the Aam Aadmi Party before elections in Punjab, said Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday, citing sources for his claim.
"We welcome them; they can send any agency--ED, CBI--and arrest anyone they want, including me. We're not afraid as we haven't done anything wrong,” he said in a televised media arrest.

India reported 333,533 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours—a marginal decline since yesterday, said the health ministry on Saturday.

Active cases comprise 5.57 per cent of the total infections and the national recovery rate for Covid-19 has decreased to 93.18 per cent. The daily positivity rate--the percentage of tests that return positive--is at 17.78 per cent compared to 17.22 per cent Saturday. The weekly positivity rate is at 16.65 per cent, said the ministry.

The Election Commission on Saturday extended until the end of January a ban on roadshows and rallies in five states but announced relaxations for the first two phases of voting due on February 10 and 14.

The commission, in view of declining cases, allowed relaxations for physical public meetings of political parties or contesting candidates for Phase 1 from January 28 and for Phase 2 from February 1. It increased the five-person limit for door-to-door campaigning to 10 and allowed video vans for publicity at designated open spaces with restrictions.

ICICI Bank Q3 result on Saturday reported a 25 per cent jump in net profit in the October–December quarter (Q3FY22), aided by lower provisions and an increase in net interest income (NII).  The lender’s net profit in the reporting quarter stood at Rs 6,194 crore, its highest ever quarterly profit, beating Street estimates. Analysts had estimated a net profit of Rs 5,800 crore.

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First Published: Sun, January 23 2022. 06:18 IST