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Magnitude 5.4 earthquake hits Sikkim's Lachung

The earthquake occurred at 7:23pm on Tuesday.
The earthquake occurred at 7:23pm on Tuesday. 
The earthquake occurred at 7:23pm on Tuesday. 
Published on Nov 30, 2021 10:02 PM IST
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Additional information sought: MoS health informs Parliament on Covaxin for kids

  • In October, Covaxin received the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) expert panel’s nod for emergency use authorisation in children aged two to 18. An official claimed at the time that the India-made vaccine’s efficacy in children has been found to be similar to that in adults.
Bharat Biotech's Covaxin received the emergency use listing (EUL) from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on November 3.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Bharat Biotech's Covaxin received the emergency use listing (EUL) from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on November 3.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 10:12 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

HT THIS DAY: December 1, 2018 — Oppn unites at farmers’ rally, hits out at Centre; leaders from 23 parties say govt must not give a raw deal to farmers

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, National Conference’s Farooq Abdullah and Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury were among the prominent leaders who joined an estimated 15,000 demonstrators
A screengrab of the Hindustan Times on December 1, 2018
A screengrab of the Hindustan Times on December 1, 2018
Published on Nov 30, 2021 09:24 PM IST
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India summons Pakistani CDA to protest against fashion shoot at Kartarpur gurdwara

A Lahore-based fashion brand had recently posted images of a photoshoot done by a model at Durbar Sahib gurdwara on its social media accounts
The model featured in the photos did not have her head covered – as is required of all visitors to Sikh shrines. (AFP File Photo)
The model featured in the photos did not have her head covered – as is required of all visitors to Sikh shrines. (AFP File Photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 08:59 PM IST
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Omicron threat: When to take booster shot? Akiko Iwasaki explains on HTLS

HTLS 2021: The Centre has issued an advisory after looking at the spread of omicron variant globally and is keeping a close watch at ports, Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya said today, adding genome sequencing of suspected cases is also being done.
Immunologist Dr Akiko Iwasaki speaks on Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on Tuesday.
Immunologist Dr Akiko Iwasaki speaks on Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on Tuesday.
Published on Nov 30, 2021 08:52 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

News updates from HT: Taliban executed over 100 ex-security personnel

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
A Taliban fighter stands guard in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Ali Khara(REUTERS)
A Taliban fighter stands guard in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Ali Khara(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 08:52 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Mamata Banerjee leaves for Mumbai will meet Sena leaders, Pawar

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders said Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut will also meet the Bengal chief minister
West Bengal chief minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)
West Bengal chief minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 07:29 PM IST
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Samples of Covid-19 positive patient from Zambia sent for genome sequencing

  • Omicron (B.1.1.529) was first reported in Botswana on November 11 this year and appeared on November 14 in South Africa.
Omicron (B.1.1.529) was first reported in Botswana on November 11 this year and appeared on November 14 in South Africa.(Unsplash / Representational Image)
Omicron (B.1.1.529) was first reported in Botswana on November 11 this year and appeared on November 14 in South Africa.(Unsplash / Representational Image)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 07:24 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru

Admiral R Hari Kumar takes over as India’s navy chief

Kumar has taken charge of the navy at a time when the service is in the midst of several critical inductions
Admiral R Hari Kumar with his mother Vijayalakshmi. (Indian Navy)
Admiral R Hari Kumar with his mother Vijayalakshmi. (Indian Navy)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 09:29 PM IST
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Vijay Mallya contempt case to be dealt with finally on Jan 18: Supreme Court

Vijay Mallya is in the UK since March 2016. He is on bail on an extradition warrant executed three years ago by Scotland Yard on April 18, 2017.
Vijay Mallya is wanted in India over fraud and money laundering charges in relation to loans taken out by his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines.(AP File Photo)
Vijay Mallya is wanted in India over fraud and money laundering charges in relation to loans taken out by his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines.(AP File Photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 06:29 PM IST
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Northeast witnessed 187 insurgency-related incidents till Nov 15, Lok Sabha told

  • Insurgency-related incidents in the northeastern region decreased in the past decade, but earlier this month terrorists from the Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) ambushed an Assam Rifles convoy near the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur. 
A vehicle from an Assam Rifles convoy which was ambushed by militants, in Churachandpur district. (PTI Photo)
A vehicle from an Assam Rifles convoy which was ambushed by militants, in Churachandpur district. (PTI Photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 05:28 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Piyush Goyal defends suspension of 12 MPs, demands apology

Union minister Piyush Goyal asked the suspended Rajya Sabha members to apologise to the country, the House, and the chair over their conduct
Union minister Piyush Goyal has asked the suspended Rajya Sabha members to apologise to the country, the House, and the chair over their conduct. (ANI/File)
Union minister Piyush Goyal has asked the suspended Rajya Sabha members to apologise to the country, the House, and the chair over their conduct. (ANI/File)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 05:14 PM IST
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News updates from HT: Sitharaman says cryptocurrency a grey area

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that the Centre would introduce a Bill on cryptocurrency as soon as the Cabinet approves it.(Reuters File)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that the Centre would introduce a Bill on cryptocurrency as soon as the Cabinet approves it.(Reuters File)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 05:13 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Sharp rise in number of drug abuse and alcohol-related suicides last year: Rai

The number of suicides resulting from drug abuse and alcoholism saw a sharp spike last year over previous years, minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai told the Parliament on Tuesday
A file photo of union minister for home affairs Nityanand Rai in Ranchi, India. (Hindustan Times)
A file photo of union minister for home affairs Nityanand Rai in Ranchi, India. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 05:07 PM IST
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ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

Liquor bottles found in Bihar Assembly premises. Nitish vows to order probe

The Bihar chief minister, who also holds the portfolio for home affairs, informed the House that serious note has been taken of the incident and those responsible for the lapse would face stern punishment.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (File Photo / ANI)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (File Photo / ANI)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 05:07 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘No linkage between privatisation of airport, seaport and large scale drug smuggling’: Govt

The Union home ministry in Parliament on Tuesday said there is no specific data or study to prove any linkage between the privatisation of airports, seaports and the increase in large scale smuggling of drugs
File photo (HT photo)
File photo (HT photo)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 04:57 PM IST
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ByMalavika Murali

Cyclone Jawad likely to impact east coast on December 4

A low-pressure area over south Thailand and the neighbourhood on Tuesday morning was likely to emerge into the Andaman Sea during the next 12 hours
A low-pressure area over south Thailand and the neighbourhood is likely to intensify into the cyclonic storm Jawad over the central Bay of Bengal in the next 2-3 days (AFP Photo/File/Representative use)
A low-pressure area over south Thailand and the neighbourhood is likely to intensify into the cyclonic storm Jawad over the central Bay of Bengal in the next 2-3 days (AFP Photo/File/Representative use)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 04:41 PM IST
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'Who let the booze in', asks Tejashwi; alleges Nitish's 'liquor mafia nexus'

  • Yadav also alleged that a liquor bottle was found inside the Bihar Assembly, seeking an apology from Nitish Kumar for the 'scandal'.
Yadav also alleged that a liquor bottle was found inside the Bihar Assembly, seeking an apology from Nitish Kumar for the 'scandal'. (HT file photo/Parwaz Khan)
Yadav also alleged that a liquor bottle was found inside the Bihar Assembly, seeking an apology from Nitish Kumar for the 'scandal'. (HT file photo/Parwaz Khan)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 04:28 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Cryptocurrency a risky area, Bill to be tabled soon’: Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha

Cryptocurrencies are among the most talked-about topics in recent days and its regulation Bill has been much-anticipated by investors in India.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021.(PTI)
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 05:23 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Judge helps Dalit student get admission by paying her fee

Advocates Survesh Kumar Dubey and Samta Rao volunteered to assist Sanskriti Ranjan as she could not arrange a lawyer to represent her after she moved the court
The court directed the Indian Institute of Technology at BHU to admit her and volunteered to pay her fee. (HT Photo)
The court directed the Indian Institute of Technology at BHU to admit her and volunteered to pay her fee. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 03:49 PM IST
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No decision yet on nationwide NRC, says Govt

The union home ministry on Tuesday reiterated in Parliament that it has not taken any decision yet on preparing a pan-India National Register of Citizens (NRC)
A file photo of women protesting against the NRC and the CAA in Mumbai in 2020. (HT Photo/ File)
A file photo of women protesting against the NRC and the CAA in Mumbai in 2020. (HT Photo/ File)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 03:41 PM IST
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Army receives new Israeli Heron drones for deployment in Ladakh sector

These drones are operational now and are far more advanced than the Herons in the existing inventory and their anti-jamming capability is much better than their previous versions. 
The acquisition of these drones has been done under the emergency financial powers granted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government to the defence forces under which they can buy equipment and systems worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500 crores to upgrade their warfighting capabilities. (ANI)
The acquisition of these drones has been done under the emergency financial powers granted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government to the defence forces under which they can buy equipment and systems worth 500 crores to upgrade their warfighting capabilities. (ANI)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 03:34 PM IST
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Hornbill Festival returns to traditional format, starts tomorrow

The 10-day cultural and tourism extravaganza annually begins at the start of December and coincides with Nagaland’s statehood day. The festival’s 2021 edition comprises around 700 separate events
A performance during the 2018 edition of the Hornbill Festival at Kisama in Nagaland. (PTI/File)
A performance during the 2018 edition of the Hornbill Festival at Kisama in Nagaland. (PTI/File)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 03:17 PM IST
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AAP to take out yet another ‘Tiranga Yatra’, this time in Punjab's Pathankot

Punjab is scheduled to go for assembly polls next year. 59 seats are needed for winning a majority in the 117-seat state assembly.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo / PTI)
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo / PTI)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 03:15 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Piyush Goyal asks suspended MPs to apologise for their 'conduct' in Rajya Sabha

  • Goyal was referring to the final day of the Monsoon Session when opposition MPs allegedly entered the well and continued sloganeering over passage of bills without discussion.
Union commerce and industry Minister Piyush Goyal with parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi addresses the media at Parliament during its Winter Session, in New Delhi(PTI Photo)
Union commerce and industry Minister Piyush Goyal with parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi addresses the media at Parliament during its Winter Session, in New Delhi(PTI Photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 03:06 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi govt designates Lok Nayak Hospital for treating Omicron cases

Referring to the development in a tweet, health minister Satyendar Jain said the Delhi government was “fully prepared” to fight the new variant of coronavirus, which has been declared a variant of concern by WHO
The Delhi government has designated Lok Nayak hospital as a dedicated hospital to treat the new variant of coronavirus. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi government has designated Lok Nayak hospital as a dedicated hospital to treat the new variant of coronavirus. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 03:27 PM IST
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No cases of Omicron Covid-19 variant in India, says health minister Mandaviya 

Union health and family welfare minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that no cases of the omicron Covid-19 variant have been detected in India so far, during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha.
“No case of Omicron Covid-19 variant has been reported in India so far,” Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said.(PTI)
“No case of Omicron Covid-19 variant has been reported in India so far,” Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said.(PTI)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 02:41 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Walkouts will continue if suspension of 12 MPs is not revoked: Congress leader

After a meeting of 16 opposition parties on Tuesday, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, said they all stand in solidarity with the 12 Rajya Sabha MPs who have been suspended and will stage walkouts if the punishment is not revoked
Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury speaks in the lower House of Parliament in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury speaks in the lower House of Parliament in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 02:31 PM IST
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ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

Suspended MPs to sit on protest from tomorrow; Rahul Gandhi asks ‘why apologise’

The MPs of the opposition parties were suspended on Monday on account of 'unruly and violent behaviour' during the monsoon session of Parliament. They include six from Congress, two each from the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Shiv Sena and one each from CPM and CPI.
The 12 MPs of opposition parties will sit on protest in front of the Mahatma Gandhi’s statue.(HT_PRINT)
The 12 MPs of opposition parties will sit on protest in front of the Mahatma Gandhi’s statue.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 02:13 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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