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9 Silger protesters on way to Raipur placed in isolation after 4 test +ve: Cops

Police said that nine Silger protestors were brought to record their statements for violating Covid orms and four of them were subsequently found to be Covid-19 positive.
The Chhattisgarh Police said nine people belonging to one group of protesters were brought for recording their statement, and four of them tested Covid positive.
The Chhattisgarh Police said nine people belonging to one group of protesters were brought for recording their statement, and four of them tested Covid positive.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 02:09 AM IST
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‘One Modi cannot change a country, need more icons like him’: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma criticised the post-Independence education policy, which he said was heavily influenced by the west, asserting that it turned selfless children into selfish individuals
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma showered praises on PM Narendra Modi in his address to students of Assam University in Silchar at an event to mark its 29th foundation day. (HT Photo)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma showered praises on PM Narendra Modi in his address to students of Assam University in Silchar at an event to mark its 29th foundation day. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 01:48 AM IST
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Farmland in Odisha’s Sambalpur contaminated by breach in slurry pond

Soon after the mishap in Odisha’s Sambalpur, heavy machinery was pressed into service to remove the collapsed boundary wall of the company. Workers were trying to stop the flow of water and repair the wall.
A company official said the iron slurry generated from beneficiation plant is pumped to the pond from where further disposal and waste recovery is carried out. (Sourced)
A company official said the iron slurry generated from beneficiation plant is pumped to the pond from where further disposal and waste recovery is carried out. (Sourced)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 01:11 AM IST
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ByDebabrata Mohanty

Goa elections: PWD minister steps down, to contest as independent

Goa minister Deepak Prabhu Pauskar on Friday resigned from the state cabinet after he was dropped from the BJP’s list of candidates for the upcoming assembly elections.
BJP chief JP Nadda flags off 'Sankalp Rath Yatra' in Panaji on December 22. On Friday, PWD minister Deepak Prabhu Pauskar on Friday resigned from the state cabinet after he was dropped from the BJP’s list of candidates for the upcoming assembly elections. (PTI)
BJP chief JP Nadda flags off 'Sankalp Rath Yatra' in Panaji on December 22. On Friday, PWD minister Deepak Prabhu Pauskar on Friday resigned from the state cabinet after he was dropped from the BJP’s list of candidates for the upcoming assembly elections. (PTI)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 12:54 AM IST
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ByGerard D’Souza, Panaji

In letter to PM Modi on IAS cadre rule change, Ashok Gehlot quotes Sardar Patel

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday registered the opposition of the two Congress-ruled states to proposed changes in IAS cadre rule
Rajasthanchief minister Ashok Gehlot quoted Sardar Patel in his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the proposed changes in central deputation rules for the IAS and the other two All India Services, IPS and IFoS. (HT File Photo/Himanshu Vyas)
Rajasthanchief minister Ashok Gehlot quoted Sardar Patel in his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the proposed changes in central deputation rules for the IAS and the other two All India Services, IPS and IFoS. (HT File Photo/Himanshu Vyas)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 12:54 AM IST
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Delhi court takes note of Raghav Chadha’s defamation complaint against Patiala resident

New Delhi: A Delhi court has taken cognisance of a defamation complaint file by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator and co-incharge of party’s Punjab affairs, Raghav Chadha, against a Patiala resident, Saurabh Jain, for allegedly calling him “dalal”, “baiman” and “goonda” in media interviews
In his complaint, AAP leader Raghav Chadha has claimed that Patiala resident Saurabh Jain has made intentional and deliberate imputations against him on various social media platforms. (ANI)
In his complaint, AAP leader Raghav Chadha has claimed that Patiala resident Saurabh Jain has made intentional and deliberate imputations against him on various social media platforms. (ANI)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 12:37 AM IST
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Karnataka lifts weekend restrictions based on low hospitalisation rate

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Friday decided to lift the weekend curfew put in place to combat the rising Covid-19 cases but retained other restrictions -- night curfew and 50% occupancy in commercial establishments
Bengaluru: A health worker collects swab semple of passengers for COVID-19 test at KSR Railway Station during weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in Bengaluru. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak)(PTI01_16_2022_000098B) (PTI)
Bengaluru: A health worker collects swab semple of passengers for COVID-19 test at KSR Railway Station during weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in Bengaluru. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak)(PTI01_16_2022_000098B) (PTI)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 12:32 AM IST
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Govt dismisses CoWIN data leak reports; will start probe

The health ministry was responding to reports saying personal data of thousands of people in India was leaked from a government server that included their personal details
The leaked data reportedly was put on sale on a website called Raid Forums
The leaked data reportedly was put on sale on a website called Raid Forums
Published on Jan 22, 2022 12:30 AM IST
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NCP MP Amol Kolhe under fire for portraying Godse in movie

Maharashtra housing minister and NCP leader Jitendra Awhad said that Kolhe should not have acted in a movie glorifying Godse
The Hindi movie, ‘Why I killed Gandhi’, is set to release on OTT platforms on January 30, the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. (File photo)
The Hindi movie, ‘Why I killed Gandhi’, is set to release on OTT platforms on January 30, the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. (File photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 12:30 AM IST
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CISF wants airlines to enforce one handbag policy

New Delhi: Citing delays in security clearance and congestion at airports, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has sought instructions to airlines directing them to ensure passengers are only carrying one hand bag
New Delhi: Air passengers at the T-3 terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport, in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan 6, 2022. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI01_06_2022_000153B) (PTI)
New Delhi: Air passengers at the T-3 terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport, in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan 6, 2022. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI01_06_2022_000153B) (PTI)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 12:26 AM IST
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ByNeha LM Tripathi

Supreme Court asks Centre on plan to create Indian Environment Services

A dedicated Indian Environment Service in the national bureaucratic set-up was recommended by a committee headed by former cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian in 2014
The petition was argued by senior advocate K Sultan Singh, who pointed out that matters of environment require some level of sensitivity and domain knowledge. (Archive)
The petition was argued by senior advocate K Sultan Singh, who pointed out that matters of environment require some level of sensitivity and domain knowledge. (Archive)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 12:21 AM IST
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ByAbraham Thomas

EC to take call today on whether to extend ban on election rally

The EC would meet on Saturday to decide whether the ban imposed by it on physical rallies and roadshows to prevent the spread of coronavirus should continue.
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi at a rally in Patiala on January 7. The EC today will decide whether the ban imposed by it on physical rallies and roadshows to prevent the spread of coronavirus should continue. (PTI)
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi at a rally in Patiala on January 7. The EC today will decide whether the ban imposed by it on physical rallies and roadshows to prevent the spread of coronavirus should continue. (PTI)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 12:18 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi

Lakhimpur Kheri case: 4 farmers charged over killings of BJP workers, driver

Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday filed a charge sheet against four farmers for allegedly murdering a driver and two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers when violence broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3 and left eight people dead
Lakhimpur Kheri case: 4 farmers charged over killings of BJP workers, driver
Lakhimpur Kheri case: 4 farmers charged over killings of BJP workers, driver
Published on Jan 22, 2022 12:18 AM IST
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Can’t reinstate judge who complained of harassment: Madhya Pradesh HC

Following an inquiry in 2017, the high court judge was given a clean chit in the sexual harassment case but the woman judicial officer’s sudden transfer was held to be unjustified, prompting her to seek her job back through a petition in the top court.
Gavel and law books (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Gavel and law books (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 12:18 AM IST
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On CoWIN, Centre now allows 6 people to register on one number for Covid vaccination

With some registered beneficiaries receiving erroneous messages regarding their vaccination status, the government also has made a provision for revoking vaccination status in the CoWIN system
Gurugram, Jan 21 (ANI): A healthcare worker inoculates a dose of COVID-19 vaccine during a drive-through vaccination drive, at vaccination centre, at Candor TechSpace, Sector-48, in Gurugram on Friday. (ANI Photo) (Yogendra Kumar)
Gurugram, Jan 21 (ANI): A healthcare worker inoculates a dose of COVID-19 vaccine during a drive-through vaccination drive, at vaccination centre, at Candor TechSpace, Sector-48, in Gurugram on Friday. (ANI Photo) (Yogendra Kumar)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 12:14 AM IST
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Mumbai Police arrest three over Clubhouse hate chats

Police said a complaint was lodged on January 19 by a woman at the Cyber police station, following which a first information report (FIR) was registered. A video of the Clubhouse group’s vulgar and objectionable conversations was shared on various social media platforms.
Jaishnav Kakkar, an accused in the case.
Jaishnav Kakkar, an accused in the case.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 12:13 AM IST
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ByVijay Kumar Yadav

Eternal flames merge amid political conflict

The flame at the Amar Jawan Jyoti was lit at India Gate’s arch on January 26, 1972, by the Indira Gandhi government to honour the soldiers who fell in the 1971 war with Pakistan, which ended with the liberation of Bangladesh.
Air Marshal B R Krishna, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, merges Amar Jawan Jyoti flame with flame at National War Memorial in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Air Marshal B R Krishna, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, merges Amar Jawan Jyoti flame with flame at National War Memorial in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 12:50 AM IST
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Cosmetic makers can’t be mandated to put veg, non-veg labels, HC told

Labelling cosmetics as vegetarian and non-vegetarian cannot be made mandatory for manufacturers and they may do so voluntarily or on their own discretion, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has told Delhi high court.
Labelling cosmetics as vegetarian and non-vegetarian cannot be made mandatory for manufacturers and they may do so voluntarily or on their own discretion, CDSCO has told Delhi high court.
Labelling cosmetics as vegetarian and non-vegetarian cannot be made mandatory for manufacturers and they may do so voluntarily or on their own discretion, CDSCO has told Delhi high court.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 12:10 AM IST
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Countdown begins for Supertech towers: Anatomy of an implosion

The two 32-storey towers of Supertech Emerald Court (Apex and Ceyane) in Noida will be the tallest ones to be demolished in the country so far
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Published on Jan 22, 2022 12:10 AM IST
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BySnehil Sinha, Noida

Weekend, night curfews to remain in Delhi; offices can reopen

Delhi recorded 10,756 new cases on Friday, comprising 18.04% positive results of tests carried out in the last 24 hours.
“The night curfew from 10pm to 5am everyday and the weekend curfew from 10pm of Friday till 5am of subsequent Monday shall remain unchanged,” the DDMA said in an order.(ANI)
“The night curfew from 10pm to 5am everyday and the weekend curfew from 10pm of Friday till 5am of subsequent Monday shall remain unchanged,” the DDMA said in an order.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 02:13 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Anti-India’ content: Govt cracks down on 35 YouTube channels

New Delhi: The ministry of information and broadcasting issued orders to take down 35 Pakistan-based YouTube channels and two websites for “spreading anti-India fake news in a coordinated manner over digital media”, exercising powers granted to it under the new information and technology rules
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Published on Jan 22, 2022 12:07 AM IST
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ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

Centre to introduce guidelines on relocation of tigers soon

India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority will soon come out with guidelines for the reintroduction of tigers that can used by other Tiger Range Countries.
The National Tiger Conservation Authority in India will soon come out with guidelines for the reintroduction of tigers that can used by other Tiger Range Countries. (HT file)
The National Tiger Conservation Authority in India will soon come out with guidelines for the reintroduction of tigers that can used by other Tiger Range Countries. (HT file)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 12:03 AM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

AG clears contempt action against Narsinghanand

Attorney general of India KK Venugopal has granted consent to initiate contempt proceedings against controversial Hindu priest Yati Narsinghanand over his remarks made against the Supreme Court in an interview last week
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Updated on Jan 21, 2022 11:57 PM IST
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ByAbraham Thomas

Rajasthan: 3 leopards poached near Sariska Tiger Reserve, 2 arrested

Two people have been arrested for allegedly poaching three leopards in jungles outside the buffer area of Rajasthan’s Sariska Tiger Reserve, forest officials said.
Two people have been arrested for allegedly poaching three leopards in jungles outside the buffer area of Rajasthan’s Sariska Tiger Reserve.
Two people have been arrested for allegedly poaching three leopards in jungles outside the buffer area of Rajasthan’s Sariska Tiger Reserve.
Published on Jan 21, 2022 11:55 PM IST
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Channi: Will file defamation case against Kejriwal over post on ED raids

Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday said he will file a defamation case against his AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal for dubbing him a ‘dishonest’ person, after the ED raided a few premises, including one linked to the Congress leader’s nephew, earlier this week.
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi said he will file a defamation case against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal over his remarks on the recent ED raids in the state. (ANI)
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi said he will file a defamation case against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal over his remarks on the recent ED raids in the state. (ANI)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 11:49 PM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Chamkaur Sahib

To curb drug trafficking, Rajasthan police to set up Special Task Force

A senior official familiar with the development said Rajasthan has areas where the poppy husk is grown such as Chittorgarh, Pratapgarh, Jhalawar, and Kota. Earlier, the state used to give licences for its cultivation but it has been stopped. The farmers do not destroy the residual crop, which is later sold in the grey market.
In Rajasthan, the use of drugs and tablets in the Hanumangarh and Ganganagar areas is also increasing, according to the state police. (Image used for representation). (SHUTTERSTOCK.)
In Rajasthan, the use of drugs and tablets in the Hanumangarh and Ganganagar areas is also increasing, according to the state police. (Image used for representation). (SHUTTERSTOCK.)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 11:46 PM IST
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UP elections: BJP names 26 women in its second list

The BJP on Friday declared 85 more candidates for the UP assembly elections by releasing its second list. The list has names of 26 women candidates.
BJP supporters at a rally of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Allahabad on December 26. The party on Friday released its second list of candidates for the upcoming assembly elections. (AFP)
BJP supporters at a rally of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Allahabad on December 26. The party on Friday released its second list of candidates for the upcoming assembly elections. (AFP)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 11:44 PM IST
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Uttarakhand elections: Expelled minister Harak Singh Rawat, daughter-in-law join Congress

Weeks before the Uttarakhand assembly elections, expelled BJP minister Harak Singh Rawat on Friday joined the Congress, along with his daughter-in-law Anukriti Gusain, in New Delhi in presence of former chief minister Harish Rawat.
Former BJP leader Harak Singh Rawat and his daughter in law Anukriti flash victory sign after joining Congress, in New Delhi, ahead of the Uttarakhand elections, on Friday. (PTI)
Former BJP leader Harak Singh Rawat and his daughter in law Anukriti flash victory sign after joining Congress, in New Delhi, ahead of the Uttarakhand elections, on Friday. (PTI)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 11:44 PM IST
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UP elections: Priyanka says she is Congress’s face in state, no word on if contesting

Weeks before the Uttar Pradesh assembly election, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra made it clear that she is the face of the party in this state poll but didn’t confirm if she would contest the election
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speaks at the launch of the Youth Manifesto for the UP elections, at party headquarters, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speaks at the launch of the Youth Manifesto for the UP elections, at party headquarters, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 11:43 PM IST
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