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New Year 2022 live updates: May we scale new heights of progress, prosperity, PM Modi says

New year live updates: While both the US and UK have been reporting record number of cases each day, experts in India believe that the country is on the verge of a third wave.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 1, 2022 8:39:13 pm
New Year Live Updates: People celebrate New Year's Eve on the streets of Pune.

Extending his wishes on the New Year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wished joy and good health to everyone. “Happy 2022! May this year bring abundance of joy and good health in everyone’s lives. May we keep scaling new heights of progress and prosperity, and work even harder to fulfil the dreams of our great freedom fighters,” he tweeted.

While Indian tourists celebrate New Year’s with beach party in Goa, Bengaluru witnessed no New Year celebrations on MG Road, Brigade Road over Omicron threat.

Around the world, South Africans cheered its government’s decision to lift the midnight curfew in place after nearly two years of Covid-19 restrictions, a relief for businesses and citizens just ahead of New Year celebrations. On Thursday, South Africa became the first country to say that it believed it had passed the peak of a wave of coronavirus infections caused by the highly contagious Omicron variant.

Australia and New Zealand lit up with fireworks in Sydney and Aukland respectively as they ushered in the New Year 2022. With the Omicron virus surging across India and the world, various restrictions have forced people to stay back at home this New Year’s Eve. As we bid farewell to the old year on Friday, the night might be much quieter around the country with curbs kicking in across all states.

As the New Year rings in, most countries are either on the verge of or in the middle of a new wave of coronavirus infections, courtesy the Omicron variant of the virus. While both the US and UK have been reporting record number of cases each day, experts in India believe that the country is on the verge of a third wave. Restrictions have been clamped across India on New Year celebrations. While festivities have been completely banned in states like Delhi and Karnataka, others have brought in strict restrictions, such as curfews, to control the spread of the virus.

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New year live updates: Celebrations banned in Delhi, Karnataka, UK and Paris among other places owing to Covid-19 threat; Countries in the middle of a surge in coronavirus cases due to Omicron; Follow this space for latest updates:

20:39 (IST)01 Jan 2022
Over 600 challans issued for traffic violations on New Year's eve: Delhi Police

Over 600 people were fined by the Delhi Police on New Year's eve for violations such as drunk and dangerous driving, officials said on Saturday. Thirty-six challans were issued for drunk driving, 103 for dangerous driving, 370 for driving without helmet, 48 for triple riding and 100 for other violations, according to police. The total number of challans issued is 657, they said. --PTI

15:31 (IST)01 Jan 2022
Bengal CM extends New Year wishes to people, asks them to follow COVID-19 protocols

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday prayed for peace and prosperity of all and urged people to follow Covid-19 protocols as they welcomed 2022.

"Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year! May 2022 turn out to be a year that fills your lives with peace and prosperity. May all your dreams come true. May God bless you and your loved ones. Please remember to follow all COVID protocols as you celebrate," the TMC supremo tweeted.

13:45 (IST)01 Jan 2022
Kerala: A new year for Anupama, Ajith; Son watching, the two get married

A month after they got back their son who had been given up for adoption against their will, Anupama S Chandran and Ajith Kumar got married on Friday. On the eve of the New Year, with their 14-month-old son and close friends watching, the two who were kept apart by Anupama’s parents, with allegedly police and the party (her parents are senior leaders of the ruling CPM) helping, tied the knot at the office of a sub-registrar in the city. Read More

12:26 (IST)01 Jan 2022
Nearly 31K complaints of crimes against women received in 2021, over half from UP: NCW

Nearly 31,000 complaints of crimes committed against women were received by the National Commission for Women (NCW) last year, the highest since 2014, with over half of them from Uttar Pradesh.

There was a 30 per cent rise in complaints of crimes against women in 2021 as compared to 2020 when 23,722 complaints were received.

Of the 30,864 complaints, a maximum of 11,013 were related to the right to live with dignity that takes into account the emotional abuse of women, followed by those related to domestic violence at 6,633 and dowry harassment at 4,589, according to official NCW data. (PTI)

11:59 (IST)01 Jan 2022
Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli ring in New Year with three-tier cake

Actor Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli rang in the New Year in South Africa, where the Indian cricket team is playing against the host team in a Test and ODI series. Posting a photo of their celebrations from Centurion, Gauteng, and wishing their fans, Anushka wrote on Instagram, “The year that got us the greatest happiness I’ve known. So, deepest gratitude 2021, thank you!” In the picture, the couple posed in front of a cake at the New Year party hosted at their hotel. Read More

09:14 (IST)01 Jan 2022
'May we scale new heights of progress, prosperity:PM Modi extends New Year wishes to people

Extending his wishes to the people of India to mark the New Year, PM Narendra Modi tweeted: "May we keep scaling new heights of progress and prosperity, and work even harder to fulfil the dreams of our great freedom fighters."


 

05:06 (IST)01 Jan 2022
Gurugram, Haryana: Patrolling team got malls & other places celebrating New Year evacuated

Gurugram, Haryana: Patrolling team got malls & other places celebrating New Year evacuated, in adherence to night curfew from 11 pm- 5am. "500 addt'l forces deployed to ensure guidelines are followed. We got malls, clubs cleared at 10:30 pm," said Maqsood Ahmed, DCP,East Gurugram. (Source: ANI)

03:38 (IST)01 Jan 2022
Delhi: Heavy deployment of police personnel at Connaught Place

Delhi: Heavy deployment of police personnel at Connaught Place for the New Year. (Source: ANI)

03:37 (IST)01 Jan 2022
Amritsar, Punjab | SAD leaders Sukhbir Badal, Harsimrat Badal pay obeisance at Golden Temple.

Amritsar, Punjab | SAD leaders Sukhbir Badal, Harsimrat Badal pay obeisance at Golden Temple to mark the New Year. "Wishing everyone a prosperous year ahead.People faced hardships due to COVID; there was farm movement in the bygone yr.Hoping this yr to be a hopeful one," they say. (Source: ANI)

03:19 (IST)01 Jan 2022
Jharkhand | Ranchi SSP Surendra Kumar distributed sweets to police personnel on night patrolling to mark the New Year.

Jharkhand | Ranchi SSP Surendra Kumar distributed sweets to police personnel on night patrolling to mark the New Year. "I wish everyone a prosperous year ahead. Tight security arrangements have been made for tonight," he says. (Source: ANI)

03:18 (IST)01 Jan 2022
Telangana: Hyderabad Police City Commissioner CV Anand cut a cake to mark the New Year.

Telangana: Hyderabad Police City Commissioner CV Anand cut a cake to mark the New Year.

03:16 (IST)01 Jan 2022
Auckland: A light show featured nearly 90,000 LEDs illuminating over the city’s Sky Tower and Harbour Bridge as they welcomed the New Year

An Auckland light show featured nearly 90,000 LEDs illuminating over the city’s Sky Tower and Harbour Bridge as they welcomed the New Year.

01:40 (IST)01 Jan 2022
Chennai, Tamil Nadu: Police personnel on patrolling distribute sweets to mark the New Year.

Tamil Nadu: Police personnel on patrolling distribute sweets to mark the New Year. Visuals from near Anna Flyover Bridge, Chennai.

01:38 (IST)01 Jan 2022
People celebrate New Year with sparklers and crackers in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

People celebrate New Year with sparklers and crackers in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

01:18 (IST)01 Jan 2022
Tourists welcome New Year with music, pep, and some fireworks in Panaji, Goa.

Tourists welcome New Year with music, pep, and some fireworks in Panaji, Goa.

01:11 (IST)01 Jan 2022
Watch: Fireworks visuals from Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab

Fireworks visuals from Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab.

00:46 (IST)01 Jan 2022
Amritsar: Devotees flock to the Golden Temple to mark New Year celebrations.

Amritsar, Punjab: Devotees flock to the Golden Temple to mark New Year celebrations.

00:19 (IST)01 Jan 2022
Watch: Indian tourists celebrate New Year's with Goa beach party

Indian tourists celebrate New Year's with Goa beach party

00:17 (IST)01 Jan 2022
In Pics: Bengaluru on New Year's Eve

Police patrolling across Bengaluru on New Year's Eve.

23:53 (IST)31 Dec 2021
Watch: Deserted view of MG Road, Brigade Road on New Year's Eve.

Deserted view of MG Road, Brigade Road on New Year's Eve due to no New Year celebrations over Omicron threat.

Youngsters buy greeting cards on the occasion of New Year, in Pune on Thursday. (Express Photo by Ashish Kale)

New Year celebration curbs imposed by states to control spread of Covid-19

From curfews to restrictions on movements, state governments have become cautious with New Year’s Eve celebrations around the corner. As Covid-19 cases rise across the country, states have imposed several measures in view of the fast-spreading Omicron variant. This comes on a day when 16,764 fresh cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the country. The country also witnessed its sharpest single-day spike in new cases of the Omicron variant, with 309 such cases being added to the overall caseload.

Of the 1,270 patients infected with the Omicron variant in the country, 374 have either recuperated or migrated, according to the health ministry’s data updated at 8 am. A breakdown of the country’s Omicron tally shows that Maharashtra has reported the highest number of Omicron cases (450), followed by Delhi (320), Kerala (109) and Gujarat (97).

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