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Vials of the Covishield Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination camp set up in New Delhi. (Representational Image / Bloomberg)

Covishield gets UK nod, but India not on vaccine list. The dispute, explained

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 09:27 AM IST
PM Modi said this week that international travel should be made easier through mutual recognition of vaccine certificates. His remarks came on the day when the UK issued a new travel advisory to include Covishield among eligible formulations but kept India out of the approved vaccinations list.
Representational Image. (File photo)
Representational Image. (File photo)

Why military has sought more time to induct women into NDA

PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 09:13 AM IST
There’s a raft of pre-induction aspects to be taken care of, including, medical standards, accommodation, training capacity, security and privacy arrangements, physical segregation of living quarters, and additional gender-specific administrative and miscellaneous requirements
People wait at Regional Passport Office on SB road in Pune. (File photo)
People wait at Regional Passport Office on SB road in Pune. (File photo)

India working with other nations on vaccine certificate recognition: Minister

PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 08:59 AM IST
Addressing the media, Rajeev Chandrashekhar said, as the world will seek a more rule-based, transparent and democratic future in the post-Covid order, India, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will play a significant role in shaping it
Delhi is likely to see cloudy sky with light rain and thundershowers on Thursday, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Delhi is likely to see cloudy sky with light rain and thundershowers on Thursday, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

News updates from HT: IMD predicts cloudy sky with light rain in Delhi

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 08:53 AM IST
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Lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar. (File photo)
Lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar. (File photo)

Defamation complaint filed against lyricist Javed Akhtar

By Vinay Dalvi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 08:46 AM IST
In the complaint, Dhrutiman Joshi, who is associated with the RSS, said, “Akthar talking on a TV show said that those who support organisations like RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal need to do some introspection”
Representational Image. (File photo)
Representational Image. (File photo)

Hours after attacking shopkeeper in Shopian, militant dies in gunfight 

By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2021 08:48 AM IST
The police spokesperson said militant Anayat Ashraf fired upon Jeewer Hameed Bhat who sustained serious injuries and was hospitalised
PM Modi with members of Indian-American community after landing in Washington for a three-day US visit.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
PM Modi with members of Indian-American community after landing in Washington for a three-day US visit.(Twitter/@narendramodi)

PM Modi gets a warm welcome from Indian diaspora in Washington. See pics

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 07:37 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a three-day visit to the United States where he will meet President Joe Biden and participate in the Quad summit. He was given a warm welcome by the Indian-American community after landing at Washington airport.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the Indian diaspora in Washington DC. (Photo via @narendramodi on Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the Indian diaspora in Washington DC. (Photo via @narendramodi on Twitter)

Live updates: PM Modi in US; meeting with Kamala Harris, 5 CEOs on Day 1

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2021 08:54 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi US visit Live Updates: The Prime Minister arrived in Washington on September 23, kicking off his official visit to the United States.
Find fast updates about the latest news as it breaks.
Find fast updates about the latest news as it breaks.

Breaking news: India sees rise in daily Covid tally with nearly 32,000 new cases

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2021 09:24 AM IST
Breaking News Updates September 23, 2021: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
PM Modi going through files and paper work while on his way to the US. (Instagram/narendramodi)
PM Modi going through files and paper work while on his way to the US. (Instagram/narendramodi)

Files, paper work: How PM Modi spent time on 'long flight' to the US

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 06:03 AM IST
PM Modi has a packed schedule during his visit to the US. He will meet US President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and global CEOs during his three-day visit.
PM Modi meeting the Indian diaspora after landing at Joint Base Andrews in Washington, DC.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
PM Modi meeting the Indian diaspora after landing at Joint Base Andrews in Washington, DC.(Twitter/@narendramodi)

PM Modi reaches US, to meet Kamala Harris, global CEOs on packed Day 1

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 05:41 AM IST
PM Modi also has separate meetings scheduled with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga on Thursday.  He is visiting the US for the seventh time after assuming office in 2014.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public meeting during her campaign for Bhabanipur constituency bypoll, in Kolkata on Wednesday. (PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public meeting during her campaign for Bhabanipur constituency bypoll, in Kolkata on Wednesday. (PTI)

Someone else will become Bengal chief minister if I don’t win: Mamata Banerjee at Bhabanipur bypoll campaign

PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 02:49 AM IST
‘Cast your vote even if it rains. I will suffer if I don’t get even one vote. Don’t be complacent and assume that my victory is ensured. Please don’t do that. If you want to see me as chief minister you must vote for me. Every vote is crucial...,’ Banerjee said at her election meeting in Ekbalpore area.
International Film Festival of India (IIFI) is looking to tie-up with Netflix to debut a platform original during the festival, which will be held from November 20-28. (File)
International Film Festival of India (IIFI) is looking to tie-up with Netflix to debut a platform original during the festival, which will be held from November 20-28. (File)

Govt looks to screen first Netflix original at international film festival of India

By Deeksha Bhardwaj
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 02:39 AM IST
The festival, which will be held from November 20-28, is expected to be held in a hybrid form. It is also under consideration to take the festival to the remotest parts of the country, with nearly 75 locations under consideration to live stream the festival
External affairs minister S Jaishankar emphasised the need to adhere to the relevant UN Security Council resolutions in respect to Cyprus, hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raked up Kashmir in his address to the UNGA. (REUTERS)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar emphasised the need to adhere to the relevant UN Security Council resolutions in respect to Cyprus, hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raked up Kashmir in his address to the UNGA. (REUTERS)

After Erdogan mentions Kashmir in UNGA, Jaishankar says important to respect UN resolutions on Cyprus

By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2021 02:30 AM IST
‘Important that relevant UN Security Council resolutions in respect of Cyprus are adhered to by all,’ Jaishankar tweeted after a meeting with Nikos Christodoulides, the foreign minister of the Republic of Cyprus, on the sidelines of the UN general assembly’s general debate.
The Supreme Court refused to interfere with an order by the Chhattisgarh high court staying investigation against Raman Singh and BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra in the alleged toolkit case. (Archive)
The Supreme Court refused to interfere with an order by the Chhattisgarh high court staying investigation against Raman Singh and BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra in the alleged toolkit case. (Archive)

Supreme Court rejects plea against BJP leaders Raman Singh, Sambit Patra in ‘toolkit’ case

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 02:12 AM IST
The Chhattisgarh government moved a petition against the June 11 interim order passed by the high court that said the FIR against Singh and Patra, among others, was politically motivated, borne out of political grudge and rivalry, and none of the offences contained in the FIR were made out
Information and broadcasting (I&B) minister Anurag Thakur will kick-off the five-day Himalayan Film Festival. which will be held in Leh district from September 24-28. (ANI)
Information and broadcasting (I&B) minister Anurag Thakur will kick-off the five-day Himalayan Film Festival. which will be held in Leh district from September 24-28. (ANI)

Information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur to inaugurate first Himalayan film festival on Friday

PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 02:07 AM IST
According to the statement, makers and cast of the Bollywood movie Shershah, including director Vishnuvardhan and lead actor Siddharth Malhotra, will attend the opening ceremony of the festival
Nagar Yatra of the mortal remains of Mahant Narendra Giri, former Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad chief, before the funeral in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. (ANI)
Nagar Yatra of the mortal remains of Mahant Narendra Giri, former Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad chief, before the funeral in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. (ANI)

Uttar Pradesh govt recommends CBI probe into death of Akhara Parishad chief Narendra Giri

By Rajesh Kumar Singh and K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 01:58 AM IST
Narendra Giri, the president of the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad and mahant (chief priest) of the Bade Hanuman Temple in Prayagraj, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his room in the Baghambari Gaddi Math on Monday evening
Between Monday and Tuesday, Kolkata and its adjoining areas experienced more rainfall than what had been recorded in the last 14 years. Though rainfall has been very light since then, numerous streets in the state capital and the nearby townships are still inundated. (SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
Between Monday and Tuesday, Kolkata and its adjoining areas experienced more rainfall than what had been recorded in the last 14 years. Though rainfall has been very light since then, numerous streets in the state capital and the nearby townships are still inundated. (SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)

Two minor girls electrocuted on waterlogged road near Kolkata

PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 01:44 AM IST
The girls were making their way through a waterlogged street when the accident happened. They were declared dead on arrival at the RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, local police said.
The social groups, who are still invested in farming, are also the ones who are more successful in getting out of villages.(Praful Gangurde/ HT file photo)
The social groups, who are still invested in farming, are also the ones who are more successful in getting out of villages.(Praful Gangurde/ HT file photo)

Why do farm concerns not get as much political attention as they should?

By Roshan Kishore, Abhishek Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 01:32 AM IST
  • A large majority of the population at the bottom of the social hierarchy in India does not have significant stakes in agriculture.
A Jharkhand BJP leader was shot dead by unidentified assailants on a motorcycle on the outskirts of state capital Ranchi, police said. Union minister Arjun Munda asked chief minsiter Hemant Soren to order a probe into the lapses.
A Jharkhand BJP leader was shot dead by unidentified assailants on a motorcycle on the outskirts of state capital Ranchi, police said. Union minister Arjun Munda asked chief minsiter Hemant Soren to order a probe into the lapses.

Jharkhand BJP leader Jitram Munda shot dead on outskirts of Ranchi

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2021 01:28 AM IST
Union minister Arjun Munda accused Jharkhand police of negligence, complaining that BJP leader Jitram Munda neither got police protection nor an arms licence that he sought after an earlier attempt on his life
According to the new thresholds, the average 24-hour exposure to PM2.5 must remain below 15µg/m³, down from 25µg/m³.(HT_PRINT)
According to the new thresholds, the average 24-hour exposure to PM2.5 must remain below 15µg/m³, down from 25µg/m³.(HT_PRINT)

WHO tightens air quality norms over health hazard

By Jayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 01:16 AM IST
  • India released its National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) in January 2019. NCAP does not have a legal mandate but aims to achieve a 20% to 30% reduction in PM 2.5 concentrations over 2017 annual levels in over a hundred cities by 2024.
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel appeared to gain the advantage in the tussle for the chief minister’s chair vis-a-vis health minister TS Singh Deo after a marathon meeting with the Congress brass in August (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel appeared to gain the advantage in the tussle for the chief minister’s chair vis-a-vis health minister TS Singh Deo after a marathon meeting with the Congress brass in August (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Bhupesh Baghel vs TS Singh Deo in the spotlight after FIR against Congress leader

UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2021 01:12 AM IST
A FIR was registered against a Chhattisgarh Congress leader known to be close to health minister TS Singh Deo who is in the middle of an ongoing tussle with chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.
Earlier in the day, Prayagraj chief judicial magistrate Harendra Kumar sent Anand Giri and Aadya Tiwari to 14 days’ judicial custody while a third accused -- Tiwari’s son Sandeep -- was arrested.
Earlier in the day, Prayagraj chief judicial magistrate Harendra Kumar sent Anand Giri and Aadya Tiwari to 14 days’ judicial custody while a third accused -- Tiwari’s son Sandeep -- was arrested.

UP govt recommends CBI probe into Giri’s death

By Rajesh Kumar Singh, K Sandeep Kumar, Hindustan Times, Lucknow/prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 01:07 AM IST
  • The federal agency is expected to examine the post mortem report, crime scene and take assistance of forensic experts from Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL).
The concepts to air a platform original and organise master classes were discussed at a meeting between Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Union information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday.(AFP)
The concepts to air a platform original and organise master classes were discussed at a meeting between Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Union information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday.(AFP)

Govt looks to screen 1st Netflix original at international film fest

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2021 01:04 AM IST
  • The festival, which will be held from November 20-28, is expected to be held in a hybrid form. It is also under consideration to take the festival to remote parts of the country, with nearly 75 locations under consideration.
Bengaluru Police have identified the suspect in custody as Devaraju, a resident of KR Puram. He a native of Andhra Pradesh and has been driving a leased sedan car in the city for the past two years.
Bengaluru Police have identified the suspect in custody as Devaraju, a resident of KR Puram. He a native of Andhra Pradesh and has been driving a leased sedan car in the city for the past two years.

Cab driver held after woman alleges sexual assault in Bengaluru

By Arun Dev, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 12:47 AM IST
According to Bengaluru police, the incident took place between 4 am to 5 am, while the complainant was returning home from a friend’s house. After she fell asleep in the car, the driver stopped the vehicle and sexually assaulted her. “She screamed and resisted him. Fearing that he will get caught, he fled from the location,” police said.
Karnataka home minister Araga Jnanendra said that the state and central agencies, including the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), are keeping a close watch on the use of satellite phones. (AFP)
Karnataka home minister Araga Jnanendra said that the state and central agencies, including the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), are keeping a close watch on the use of satellite phones. (AFP)

476 calls made by satellite phones in state since 2020, say Karnataka police

By HT Correspondent, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 12:42 AM IST
This comes after the Bengaluru police arrested a native of Rajasthan, Jitendra Singh, for allegedly sharing sensitive information about the Indian army with Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI). The City Crime Branch (CCB) in a joint operation with the Military Intelligence agencies had arrested the accused on Monday.
The Kodavas, who are from Kodagu in Karnataka, about 225 kms from Bengaluru, have a distinct culture in terms of their language, attire and bear weapons which is part of their ethnic identity. (HT Photo)
The Kodavas, who are from Kodagu in Karnataka, about 225 kms from Bengaluru, have a distinct culture in terms of their language, attire and bear weapons which is part of their ethnic identity. (HT Photo)

Karnataka high court upholds arms act exemption to Kodavas, Jamma land holders

By HT Correspondent, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 12:41 AM IST
Sajjan Poovayya, senior counsel who appeared for the Bengaluru Kodava Samaj in the Karnataka high court said that the exemption was made from the British colonial era which permitted members of this race and those who hold Jamma land, that includes people from other communities, be exempted from obtaining a licence.
After witnessing the completion of the 885 meter underground stretch, Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai told reporters that the subsequent reaches or stages of the Bengaluru Metro would be completed much faster. (PTI)
After witnessing the completion of the 885 meter underground stretch, Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai told reporters that the subsequent reaches or stages of the Bengaluru Metro would be completed much faster. (PTI)

Will complete Bengaluru Metro Ph 2 project by 2024: CM Bommai

By HT Correspondent, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 12:40 AM IST
The chief minister’s statement comes even as the Bengaluru Metro project continue to witness long delays, forcing over 12 million residents of the city to depend on private transport for commuting.
Karnataka Congress leader Siddaramaiah added that this land was given to the Centre for Educational and Social Studies (CESS) to set up Chanakya University for <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50 crore. (PTI)
Karnataka Congress leader Siddaramaiah added that this land was given to the Centre for Educational and Social Studies (CESS) to set up Chanakya University for 50 crore. (PTI)

Political slugfest over nod to Chanakya University Bill

By HT Correspondent, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 12:39 AM IST
The Karnataka legislative council passed the Bill on Wednesday amid absolute commotion in the Upper House with the Congress continuing to oppose the Basavaraj Bommai-led government’s decision.
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