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Ahead of UP polls, Rajnath Singh to galvanise BJP booth presidents in Jaunpur

Rajnath Singh will be conducting the meeting with the booth unit presidents to get the party's organisational chassis up and ready ahead of the forthcoming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh (File Photo / PTI)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh (File Photo / PTI)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 05:52 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Breaking News: US imposes travel ban on African countries over Omicron outbreak

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Updated on Nov 27, 2021 05:34 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Search for new world order prompted by global clutter

  • The idea of a world governed on the strength of predetermined order goes back to antiquity.
Medical personnel and world leaders pose for a group photo at the La Nuvola conference center for the G20 summit in Rome in October. AP
Medical personnel and world leaders pose for a group photo at the La Nuvola conference center for the G20 summit in Rome in October. AP
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 05:15 AM IST
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BySwapan Dasgupta

Karnataka: 91 candidates in the fray for MLC polls after 20 withdraw names

Among the 20 candidates who withdrew their candidature, other than JD(S)’ Isaq from Kodagu, rest all were independents.
The biennial election to the Karnataka Legislative Council from 20 Local Authorities’ Constituencies for 25 seats, due to retirement of sitting members, will be held on December 10. (Representative use)
The biennial election to the Karnataka Legislative Council from 20 Local Authorities’ Constituencies for 25 seats, due to retirement of sitting members, will be held on December 10. (Representative use)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:57 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, Bengaluru

Five illegal Bangladeshi immigrants held in Bengaluru: Karnataka minister

“Today our CCB have taken five illegal Bangladeshi immigrants into custody.... further investigations are on regarding how they came or were brought in. They were arrested in Bengaluru,” Jnanendra said.
Five illegal Bangladeshi immigrants were nabbed in Bengaluru on Friday.
Five illegal Bangladeshi immigrants were nabbed in Bengaluru on Friday.
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:55 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India

More rain predicted for southern Andhra Pradesh

Scattered rainfall was reported in parts of Chittoor, including the temple town of Tirupati for a couple of hours on Friday morning with Nagari town bordering Tamil Nadu recording a maximum of 2 mm rainfall. The Tirupati international airport at Renigunta also recorded scanty rainfall of 0.5 mm rainfall till Friday evening.
Weather forecast bulletin from the MeT office in Amaravati said heavy to very heavy rainfall may be witnessed in parts of Rayalaseema and south coastal Andhra, particularly Chittoor and Nellore in the next three to four days. (File)
Weather forecast bulletin from the MeT office in Amaravati said heavy to very heavy rainfall may be witnessed in parts of Rayalaseema and south coastal Andhra, particularly Chittoor and Nellore in the next three to four days. (File)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 05:02 AM IST
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BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad

Direct flight to Morocco will boost bilateral trade: Karnataka Minister

“Direct flight connectivity between the state of Karnataka and Morocco will boost trade relations and transactions will be benefitting both,” Narayan said on Friday.
Karnataka Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan on Friday said that direct flight connectivity between the state and Morocco will boost trade relations. (Kumargau via Wikimedia Commons)
Karnataka Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan on Friday said that direct flight connectivity between the state and Morocco will boost trade relations. (Kumargau via Wikimedia Commons)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:52 AM IST
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Army kills Pakistani terrorist, foils infiltration bid in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir

Intelligence officials said the slain terrorist would help terrorists from Pakistan cross the border and enter Kashmir
Security personnel stand guard at Bhimber Gali area of Poonch on Friday. Security forces killed one infiltrator near the Line of Control in Poonch district on Thursday night. (PTI)
Security personnel stand guard at Bhimber Gali area of Poonch on Friday. Security forces killed one infiltrator near the Line of Control in Poonch district on Thursday night. (PTI)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:51 AM IST
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Police are protectors, not persecutors, observes Kerala high court

Justice Devan Ramachandran made this observation while hearing another petition filed by a youth in Kollam alleging police harassment and handcuffing at the station for seeking the receipt of a complaint he filed.
The Kerala high court expressed serious concern over growing number of complaints regarding police harassment and observed “God, help our state”. (File/Representative use)
The Kerala high court expressed serious concern over growing number of complaints regarding police harassment and observed “God, help our state”. (File/Representative use)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:51 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram

Farm laws’ repeal raises hopes of steel plant workers in Vizag

On Friday, the steel plant workers under the banner of Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Samithi (Struggle committee for protection of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant), took up a novel programme, “Vanta-Vaarpu” – cooking on the roads, in protest against the steel plant privatisation move.
Thousands of workers of the RINL, a corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, have been agitating for the past 10 months against the Modi government’s decision to privatise the steel plant. (Agencies)
Thousands of workers of the RINL, a corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, have been agitating for the past 10 months against the Modi government’s decision to privatise the steel plant. (Agencies)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 05:12 AM IST
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BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad

Odisha constable tracks liquor dens by day. At night, he teaches poor children

A room in an under-construction house in a remote Odisha village comes to life every evening. This is where Odisha constable Debendra Samarath holds classes for scores of poor children in Nabarangpur, the district that reports the state’s lowest literacy rate
Odisha constable Debendra Samarath teaches poor children in Nabarangpur district, his effort to ensure that the children in Karchamala village have a fair chance at a good life (Sourced)
Odisha constable Debendra Samarath teaches poor children in Nabarangpur district, his effort to ensure that the children in Karchamala village have a fair chance at a good life (Sourced)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 02:41 AM IST
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ByDebabrata Mohanty

Madhya Pradesh heritage building Minto hall renamed after BJP icon

Minto Hall was constructed in 1909 by Nawab Sultan Jahan Begum. The fourth and the last begum of Bhopal named the heritage building as ‘Minto Hall’ to felicitate Lord Minto, the then Viceroy of India
Minto Hall in Bhopal was used as the state legislative assembly hall after India gained independence. (HT archive)
Minto Hall in Bhopal was used as the state legislative assembly hall after India gained independence. (HT archive)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 01:59 AM IST
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ByShruti Tomar, Bhopal:

New Covid variant: Karnataka tightens screening of international flyers

In view of the discovery of the new variant of Covid-19, the Karnataka government has mandated rigorous screening and testing of international arrivals from South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong.
Karnataka has issued a circular for screening and testing of international travellers and their contacts in view of the discovery of new variant of Covid. (Archives)
Karnataka has issued a circular for screening and testing of international travellers and their contacts in view of the discovery of new variant of Covid. (Archives)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 05:26 AM IST
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After reuniting with child, Anupama says will start fresh stir

Talking to newsmen in the state capital, Anupama said the government is scared to take action against “guilty officials” and sought the release of the inquiry committee report conducted by the state women and child welfare director T V Anupama.
Anupama Chandran reiterated that her father C S Jayachandran, child welfare committee chairperson N Sunanda, Shiju Khan and other officials were part of a conspiracy to give away her child. (HT File)
Anupama Chandran reiterated that her father C S Jayachandran, child welfare committee chairperson N Sunanda, Shiju Khan and other officials were part of a conspiracy to give away her child. (HT File)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:45 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram

Allegations on tender nexus stir political slugfest in Karnataka

The Congress on Thursday night had met Karnataka governor Thawarchand Gehlot and asked for immediate removal of the BJP government over corruption allegations.
Relatives and kin are known to benefit from some of these tenders, which range from smallest contracts to big-ticket projects that are often referred to as “kickbacks”. (Representational)
Relatives and kin are known to benefit from some of these tenders, which range from smallest contracts to big-ticket projects that are often referred to as “kickbacks”. (Representational)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:43 AM IST
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BySharan Poovanna, Bengaluru

Naidu’s wife seeks a ‘value-based’ society

In a statement, Bhuvaneshwari, daughter of legendary actor, TDP founder and former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, NT Rama Rao, expressed her gratitude to all those who protested against the unsavoury comments made against her in the assembly.
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu breaks down and vows not to step into Andhra Pradesh assembly for the rest of its term after getting alleged abusive comments from YSRCP supporters about his wife Bhuvaneshwari in Amaravati. (ANI)
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu breaks down and vows not to step into Andhra Pradesh assembly for the rest of its term after getting alleged abusive comments from YSRCP supporters about his wife Bhuvaneshwari in Amaravati. (ANI)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:43 AM IST
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BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad

Five members of Madhya Pradesh family attempt suicide; two dead, three critical

All the family members wrote the suicide note on the walls and blamed a woman. They also pasted some papers of a property, said the officer
The deceased include a woman and a teenage girl, Madhya Pradesh police said. (Representational image)
The deceased include a woman and a teenage girl, Madhya Pradesh police said. (Representational image)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 02:09 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Bhopal

Chennai on red alert, braces for heavy rains

IMD said heavy rainfall is due to a persisting cyclonic circulation over Comorin and adjoining Sri Lanka, extending up to 1.5km above sea level, and another low pressure is likely to form in the Bay of Bengal on November 29.
In the next 24 hours, thunderstorms with heavy rain are likely to occur in Chennai and adjoining districts and heavy to very heavy rain is likely in the next 48 hours, said S Balachandran, head of RMC. (Agencies)
In the next 24 hours, thunderstorms with heavy rain are likely to occur in Chennai and adjoining districts and heavy to very heavy rain is likely in the next 48 hours, said S Balachandran, head of RMC. (Agencies)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:38 AM IST
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ByDivya Chandrababu, Chennai:

TMC eases one-person-one-post rule for Kolkata civic polls; fields 45% women nominees

The TMC controls most of the civic bodies in Bengal. The terms of the elected boards ended during the last two years but elections were not held because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
TMC leaders Partha Chatterjee and Sudip Bandopadhyay interact with the media before announcing the list of TMC candidates for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation election at Kalighat in Kolkata on Friday. (SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
TMC leaders Partha Chatterjee and Sudip Bandopadhyay interact with the media before announcing the list of TMC candidates for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation election at Kalighat in Kolkata on Friday. (SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:34 AM IST
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Five die in Tamil Nadu, schools shut as IMD warns of another downpour

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert on Friday for the entire coastal belt in Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, and an orange alert for districts adjoining the coastal regions.
Rainfall occurred in 37 out of 38 districts in the state at a state average of 39.34 mm for 24 hours from 6 am on November 25. (Agencies)
Rainfall occurred in 37 out of 38 districts in the state at a state average of 39.34 mm for 24 hours from 6 am on November 25. (Agencies)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:34 AM IST
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ByDivya Chandrababu, Chennai

Four of Dalit family in Prayagraj killed, teen allegedly gang-raped; 8 held

“The deceased family had filed an SC/ST case against some people of the village itself,” said Sarvashresth Tripathi, deputy inspector general of police, Prayagraj. He said autopsy report suggested that the victims were assaulted with an axe.
A written complaint to the police by one of the relatives of the victim mentioned a land dispute and alleged that members of an upper-caste family had issued physical and verbal threats to the Dalit family in the past. (Agencies/Representative use)
A written complaint to the police by one of the relatives of the victim mentioned a land dispute and alleged that members of an upper-caste family had issued physical and verbal threats to the Dalit family in the past. (Agencies/Representative use)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 01:45 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Prayagraj

Govt to table farm repeal bill on Day 1 of winter session; Congress issues whips

The Opposition is adamant to discuss the bill in the House to corner the government over the farm issues. The Congress has issued three-line whips in both the Houses, asking party MPs to be present on Monday
An official bulletin on Friday said the farm repeal bill will come to the Lok Sabha on the opening day of the winter session of Parliament on November 29. (Archive)
An official bulletin on Friday said the farm repeal bill will come to the Lok Sabha on the opening day of the winter session of Parliament on November 29. (Archive)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 04:36 AM IST
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Centre to consider nodal officers to regulate social media content

“One of the proposals under consideration is having a nodal officer who will be the authority to issue directions for takedown of content,” an official said on the condition of anonymity. “The standard operating procedures will help clarify the confusion around who issues the direction from a particular ministry.”
The government has been working on the standard operating procedure (SOP), which it is supposed to outline as part of the new social media guidelines which came into effect in February (Shutterstock/Representative use)
The government has been working on the standard operating procedure (SOP), which it is supposed to outline as part of the new social media guidelines which came into effect in February (Shutterstock/Representative use)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 01:41 AM IST
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ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi

Zero rejection of vaccines during quality testing since Jan: Experts

The lab, which tests 22 vaccines in all, has noted a 0.2% general rejection rate for vaccines during quality testing.
Data shared by CDL Kasauli show that till November 23, a total of 1,049 batches of Covid-19 vaccine have been released comprising approximately 1,521 million vaccine doses. (Agences/ Representative use)
Data shared by CDL Kasauli show that till November 23, a total of 1,049 batches of Covid-19 vaccine have been released comprising approximately 1,521 million vaccine doses. (Agences/ Representative use)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:16 AM IST
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ByRhythma Kaul, Kasauli

172 dead this month, IMD warns of more rain in south till December 2

Since November 1, 172 people have died in the five southern peninsular states with Tamil Nadu accounting for the maximum, followed by Kerala at 48, Andhra Pradesh at 44, and Karnataka at 12.
Residents wade through a flood-affected area in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. (PTI)
Residents wade through a flood-affected area in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 04:52 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondents, Chennai/hyderabad/ Thiruvananthapuram

Justice long overdue in 26/11 attacks: US

“Thirteen years have passed since the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. On today’s anniversary, we remember the victims, including six Americans, and the resiliency of Mumbaikars. It is long overdue for the perpetrators to face justice,” the US said.
Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar pays tribute by placing wreath at the Police Martyrs Memorial at CP Office, on the 13th anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks, in Mumbai on Friday. (HT PHOTO/BHUSHAN KOYANDE)
Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar pays tribute by placing wreath at the Police Martyrs Memorial at CP Office, on the 13th anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks, in Mumbai on Friday. (HT PHOTO/BHUSHAN KOYANDE)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 01:22 AM IST
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ByYashwant Raj, Washington

Maiden India-Russia 2+2 dialogue on December 6

President Vladimir Putin’s decision to travel to New Delhi reflects the importance attached by Russia to its special and privileged strategic partnership with India
The maiden 2+2 dialogue of defence and foreign ministers of India and Russia will be held on the margins of the annual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin in New Delhi on December 6. (HT PHOTO)
The maiden 2+2 dialogue of defence and foreign ministers of India and Russia will be held on the margins of the annual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin in New Delhi on December 6. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 01:11 AM IST
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10 arrested for attacking Dalit man’s wedding procession in Rajasthan

Soon after the incident, in which 12 people received injuries, a local Congress MLA demanded suspension of the entire staff of the Pragpura police station for failure to provide protection to the wedding procession, which was under police protection.
Police had provided protection to the marriage procession at Kairodi ki Dhani gram panchayat as the bride’s family had apprehended trouble, police said (AFP)
Police had provided protection to the marriage procession at Kairodi ki Dhani gram panchayat as the bride’s family had apprehended trouble, police said (AFP)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:12 AM IST
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Plea in Supreme Court seeks compensation scheme for hate crime victims

The plea, filed by the victim, Kazeem Ahmed Sherwani of Delhi’s Zakir Nagar area, has also sought a victim compensation scheme for persons affected by hate crimes, and demanded action against police personnel who refuse to register such cases.
The petition came up for hearing on Friday before a Supreme Court bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and C T Ravikumar. (File/Representative use)
The petition came up for hearing on Friday before a Supreme Court bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and C T Ravikumar. (File/Representative use)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:12 AM IST
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