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A view of the Parliament House.(HT File Photo)

Parliament monsoon session live: Covid-19 pandemic to be discussed in LS today

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 11:05 AM IST
  • Despite uproar by the opposition, two bills -- The Inland Vessels Bill, 2021 and The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021 -- were passed in the Lok Sabha while the Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021, was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
A view of Parliament house. (File photo)
A view of Parliament house. (File photo)

Both Houses of Parliament to see introduction of key Bills today

By Umar Sofi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 10:52 AM IST
In Lok Sabha, minister of environment, forest, and climate change Bhupender Yadav will introduce a Bill for better “co-ordination, research, identification resolution of problems surrounding the air quality index” in Delhi and its adjoining areas
A tiger at Sunderban. (Source forest department)
A tiger at Sunderban. (Source forest department)

Bengal govt to set up mangrove resource centre in Sunderban

PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 10:09 AM IST
“We have prepared a detailed project report on a new mangrove centre. This would focus on research on tigers and other wildlife found in the delta, such as estuarine crocodiles and spotted deer,” said a senior forest official
Union minister Smriti Irani. (HT file)
Union minister Smriti Irani. (HT file)

391 complaints received via SHe-Box: Smriti Irani

By Malavika PM
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 10:00 AM IST
Union women and child development minister Smriti Irani told Parliament on Thursday that an analysis of the cases showed only two pertained to sexual harassment of women at workplaces
The R-value of Pune was 0.85 between July 11-13 and 0.89 between July 15-20. For the national capital, the R-value between June 21- 26 was 0.80.(PTI)
The R-value of Pune was 0.85 between July 11-13 and 0.89 between July 15-20. For the national capital, the R-value between June 21- 26 was 0.80.(PTI)

Covid-19 R-value rising steadily in India; Kerala, N-E states tops list

Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 09:50 AM IST
  • The Union health ministry on Thursday said it will depute a six-member team to Kerala for effective Covid-19 management as the state reports a surge in daily cases.
The new phase of universalisation of vaccination commenced from June 21.(Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
The new phase of universalisation of vaccination commenced from June 21.(Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

44,230 new Covid-19 cases in India, active cases stay over 4-lakh mark

Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 09:42 AM IST
  • The Covid-19 vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to states and Union territories for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh. (File Photo / HT)
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh. (File Photo / HT)

News updates from HT: Top court to hear ex-Maharashtra HM Anil Deshmukh's plea

PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 09:01 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Representational Image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Bike-borne assailants shoot mayor dead in Bihar’s Katihar

By Aditya Nath Jha
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 08:44 AM IST
The incident took place within hours of the killing of criminal Guddu Miya who was also engaged in real estate business in neighbouring Purnia
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant. (PTI)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant. (PTI)

Under fire for rape comments, Goa CM says statement taken out of context

By Gerard de Souza
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 08:44 AM IST
Pramod Sawant said as the head of a government and as a father of a 14-year-old daughter, he was deeply pained and disturbed over the incident
Representational Image. (File photo)
Representational Image. (File photo)

Widespread rain likely over northwest India today

PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 08:20 AM IST
Widespread rain will however continue over many parts of Uttar Pradesh for the 4-5 days, according to India Meteorological Department
Dhanbad judge Uttam Anand was killed after he was hit by an auto-rickshaw when he was out for his morning walk. (File Photo)
Dhanbad judge Uttam Anand was killed after he was hit by an auto-rickshaw when he was out for his morning walk. (File Photo)

Dhanbad judge death: Jharkhand HC says case sensitive, needs to be probed

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 07:45 AM IST
Dhanbad judge Uttam Anand was reportedly hearing some high profile criminal cases.
The USCIS said that it has already started selecting the registrations for H-1B visa submitted earlier. (Representational Image)
The USCIS said that it has already started selecting the registrations for H-1B visa submitted earlier. (Representational Image)

Attention, IT professionals! US to conduct rare 2nd lottery for H-1B visa

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 07:36 AM IST
The H-1B visa is the most sought-after among Indian information technology (IT) professionals since it is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations requiring theoretical or technical expertise.
The high court issued summons to Ramdev on June 3 on a plea by the Delhi Medical Association (DMA) in connection with his alleged statements against allopathic medicines and claims regarding Patanjali's Coronil kit.(HT File Photo)
The high court issued summons to Ramdev on June 3 on a plea by the Delhi Medical Association (DMA) in connection with his alleged statements against allopathic medicines and claims regarding Patanjali's Coronil kit.(HT File Photo)

Delhi HC to hear plea today against Ramdev's remarks on allopathy

Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 07:00 AM IST
  • The plea stated that it is apprehended that Ramdev's statements can influence lakhs of people and divert them from allopathic treatment which is prescribed as the standard form of care even by the government.
Army and police personnel rescuing a civilian in Kishtwar district of J&K. (File Photo / PTI)
Army and police personnel rescuing a civilian in Kishtwar district of J&K. (File Photo / PTI)

Kishtwar cloudburst: Search on for survivors, IAF makes 8 sorties

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 06:33 AM IST
Kishtwar clouburst: Officials say the relief operation is taking a hit as Honzar village neither has any road connectivity nor a mobile phone network. In fact, it takes five hours of trekking just to reach the village from the nearest road.
According to the petitioners, the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board and the management committee of Shahi Masjid, Eidgah should accept the offer to resolve the matter amicably.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
According to the petitioners, the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board and the management committee of Shahi Masjid, Eidgah should accept the offer to resolve the matter amicably.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Hearing in Sri Krishna Janmabhumi suit to resume today

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 05:58 AM IST
  • The court on July 24 adjourned the hearing on the Thakur Keshav Dev Ji Mahraj vs Intazamia Committee case.
The current spell of widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy falls is very likely to continue over Jammu and Kashmir. (AP Photo)
The current spell of widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy falls is very likely to continue over Jammu and Kashmir. (AP Photo)

Heavy rain likely over east, west, central India; red alert for these states

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 05:45 AM IST
Heavy rain has also been predicted for 15 districts of Madhya Pradesh by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Anil Deshmukh, former home minister of Maharashtra, now alleged in a money laundering case. (File Photo / HT)
Anil Deshmukh, former home minister of Maharashtra, now alleged in a money laundering case. (File Photo / HT)

Supreme Court to hear Anil Deshmukh's plea in money laundering case today

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 05:44 AM IST
Anil Deshmukh, alleged in the Mumbai money laundering case, is being probed by the Enforcement Directorate for alleged extortion from a bunch of orchestra bars in the city. The 71-year-old leader of the Nationalist Congress Party had earlier skipped previous summons for inquiries.
Newly-appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana.(PTI)
Newly-appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana.(PTI)

‘Against SC order’: Delhi assembly wants new top cop removed

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 05:11 AM IST
  • The Union home ministry announced the appointment of Asthana, an Indian Police Service officer from the 1984 batch as the new Delhi Police commissioner on Tuesday evening, three days before his retirement as the director general of the Border Security Force (BSF).
Find fast updates about the latest news as it breaks.
Find fast updates about the latest news as it breaks.

Breaking news: CBSE to announce Class 12 result today at 2pm

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 11:05 AM IST
  • Breaking news updates July 30, 2021:Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
A cyclist passes by a wall mural depicting frontline Covid-19 coronavirus workers, in New Delhi.(Money Sharma / AFP)
A cyclist passes by a wall mural depicting frontline Covid-19 coronavirus workers, in New Delhi.(Money Sharma / AFP)

The pandemic has fed on existing inequality, and generated more

By Roshan Kishore, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 04:43 AM IST
  • Advanced countries will now grow at 5.6% instead of the 5.1% projection of April 2021. As is obvious, this means that the countries outside the advanced world will now grow at a lower-than-expected pace.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(File Photo)

PM unveils education schemes on NEP’s anniversary

Livemint | By Prashant K Nanda, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 01:03 AM IST
  • Prime Minister Modi also said 14 engineering colleges in eight states to start offering degrees in regional languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Bengali.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team carries out rescue and relief operations at a flood-affected area in Karnataka’s Belagavi on Saturday. (ANI)
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team carries out rescue and relief operations at a flood-affected area in Karnataka’s Belagavi on Saturday. (ANI)

CM Bommai visits flood-hit Uttara Kannada

PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 12:40 AM IST
Bengaluru: Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday visited the flood-affected areas in Uttara Kannada district in coastal Karnataka and took stock of the situation
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai pays tribute to his father and former chief minister S R Bommai, at Amargol in Hubli on Thursday. (ANI)
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai pays tribute to his father and former chief minister S R Bommai, at Amargol in Hubli on Thursday. (ANI)

After CM change, buzz grows over Karnataka cabinet rejig

By Sharan Poovana
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 12:37 AM IST
Leaders aware of the development said that at least 10-13 incumbent ministers serving under former CM BS Yediyurappa are likely to be replaced to make room for new faces.
In recent years, news reports have pointed to several such deaths of people while cleaning septic tanks and sewers. Most of them were Dalits.(HT Photo)
In recent years, news reports have pointed to several such deaths of people while cleaning septic tanks and sewers. Most of them were Dalits.(HT Photo)

No deaths of manual scavengers reported in last 5 yrs: Govt in Rajya Sabha

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 04:53 AM IST
The government distinguishes between manual scavenging – a caste-based practice of people cleaning human excreta by hand – and the practice of cleaning sewers and septic tanks though experts point out that the latter is a mere extension of the now-banned practice.
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HT Image

2015 Kerala assembly violence: Vijayan defends minister amid row

PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 12:30 AM IST
Thiruvananthapuram: The Opposition Congress -led UDF stormed out of the Kerala assembly on Thursday after chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan rejected their demand seeking resignation of education minister V Sivankutty, an accused in the 2015 assembly violence case
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HT Image

TN IPS officer harassment case: Chargesheet filed against former special DGP, SP

UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 12:27 AM IST
Chennai: The Crime Branch Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) on Thursday filed a charge sheet against two accused in a sexual harassment case filed by a woman IPS officer in Tamil Nadu
Image for representation. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Image for representation. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

TN IPS officer sexual harassment case: Chargesheet filed against accused

PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 12:26 AM IST
The CB-CID has filed a 400-page chargesheet before the chief judicial magistrate court in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram district.
Former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan. (File photo)
Former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan. (File photo)

CBI suspects Pak hand in ISRO spy case

PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 12:18 AM IST
The agency made the submission while opposing the anticipatory bail plea of the former joint director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) RB Sreekumar.
File photo of information and broadcasting secretary Amit Khare.
File photo of information and broadcasting secretary Amit Khare.

Not a single instance of govt intervention since new IT rules: I&B secy

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 04:59 AM IST
The last major complaint received by the ministry was respect to Amazon Prime original show Tandav. Complainants said the show disrespected religious sentiments, said an official familiar with the matter who asked not to be named.
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