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  • Jan 04, 2022 11:08 PM IST

    K'taka reports 149 new Omicron cases, state tally climbs to 226

    Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar said on Tuesday that the state reported 149 new cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 which pushed the tally to 226. 

  • Jan 04, 2022 11:04 PM IST

    Over 54,000 teens in Delhi in 15-17 age group given first vaccine shot: Official

    Over 54,000 teenagers in Delhi belonging to the 15-17 age group have received their first Covid-19 vaccine dose so far, the Directorate of Education said on Tuesday.

  • Jan 04, 2022 10:17 PM IST

    Karnataka imposes weekend curfew as Covid cases spike

    Weekend curfew to be imposed from 10pm of Friday to 5am of Monday in the entire state, in view of rising Covid-19 cases, informs Karnataka minister R Ashoka. “Theaters, malls, pubs and bars are allowed to operate at 50% capacity, no gatherings allowed at public places," he also said.

  • Jan 04, 2022 09:32 PM IST

    Prince Andrew lawyers say accuser 'waived rights', urge judge to dismiss case

    A lawyer for Prince Andrew told a New York judge Tuesday that he should dismiss a sexual assault lawsuit against the British royal because of a settlement his accuser signed in 2009, reports news agency AFP.

    Andrew Brettler said Virginia Giuffre had "waived her rights" to sue other defendants in relation to alleged sex crimes committed by late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

  • Jan 04, 2022 09:11 PM IST

    Bihar to impose 10pm-5am night curfew from January 6-21 amid Covid surge

    Bihar to impose 10pm-5am night curfew from January 6-21 amid nationwide Covid surge. “Night curfew will be imposed from 10 pm to 5 am. Religious places to remain close. Malls, cinemas, clubs, swimming pools, stadiums, gyms, parks will also remain close till Jan 21," reads order.

    “Pre-school and 1 to 8 classes to remain close, online classes will continue. Educational institutions of classes 9-12 will function on 50% capacity. Restrictions to remain in effect from Jan 6 to 21," the government stated in the order,.

  • Jan 04, 2022 08:29 PM IST

    West Bengal reports highest-ever single day infection

    West Bengal on Tuesday recorded highest-ever single day infection of 9,073 Covid-19 cases, says health department. The daily death toll was at 16, while the number of recoveries are at 3,768, the government also informed. 

  • Jan 04, 2022 08:02 PM IST

    Randeep Surjewala tests positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms

    Congress leader Randeep Surjewala on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19. The Congress general secretary said he got himself tested after experiencing symptoms like mild fever and cold on Monday night. Read More

  • Jan 04, 2022 07:57 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 18,466 cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours

    As fresh surge sweeps the country, Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 18,466 new cases and 20 deaths today. The number of active cases stands at 66,308. Omicron case tally reaches 653, of these 259 have been discharged.

  • Jan 04, 2022 07:52 PM IST

    ‘Continuously reviewing health infrastructure in all states': Mansukh Mandaviya

    We are continuously reviewing the existing health infrastructure and preparedness in all States in the country, says Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya on the Covid-19 situation, as per ANI.

  • Jan 04, 2022 07:20 PM IST

    Mumbai reports 10,860 new Covid cases, 2 deaths; active cases now at 47,476

    Mumbai reports 10,860 fresh infections of Covid-19 and two deaths on Tuesday, according to the health department. The active cases stands at 47,476.

  • Jan 04, 2022 07:10 PM IST

    West Bengal to allow flights from Mumbai, Delhi on 3 days every week from Jan 5 amid Covid spread

    West Bengal government writes to the Ministry of Civil Aviation informing it of the State govt's decision to allow domestic flights from Mumbai and Delhi only thrice a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5th January, in view of the current Covid-19 situation.

  • Jan 04, 2022 06:34 PM IST

    Schools in Pune to remain shut till January 30

    In Pune, schools to remain shut till January 30, classes from 1 to 8 goes online as Covid spreads.

  • Jan 04, 2022 06:08 PM IST

    Mossad likely behind bomb attacks on firms linked to Pak nuke programme: Report

    Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad may have been behind a string of bomb attacks in Germany and Switzerland in 1981, targeting companies and individuals that were allegedly linked to Pakistan’s then clandestine nuclear programme, according to a media report. Read More

  • Jan 04, 2022 04:51 PM IST

    'Bulli Bai' app case accused Vishal Kumar sent to police custody till January 10

    Bandra court sent 'Bulli Bai' app case accused Vishal Kumar to police custody till January 10. 

  • Jan 04, 2022 04:50 PM IST

    Restraurants, malls, cinema halls to operate at 50% capacity: Amritsar official

    Bars, cinemas halls, malls, restaurants, spas, AC buses will operate at 50% capacity subject to staff being fully vaccinated. Swimming pools and gyms to remain closed. Only fully vaccinated staff to attend government, private offices, announced Amritsar deputy commissioner in Punjab. 

  • Jan 04, 2022 04:06 PM IST

    Delhi reports 5,481 new Covid cases, 3 deaths; positivity rate rises to 8.37%

    Delhi reports 5,481 new cases and three deaths, according to the daily health bulletin. The active cases are at 14,889. Positivity rate rises to 8.37%.

  • Jan 04, 2022 04:03 PM IST

    I assured ‘HIRA' development in Tripura: PM Modi

    The previous government had no vision for the state. I had assured 'HIRA' (H-Highways, I- infrastructure, R-Railways, A-Airport) development in Tripura. Work is underway to develop Tripura as a gateway to the northeast, says Prime Minister Modi in Agartala.

  • Jan 04, 2022 03:49 PM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates airport terminal building in Agartala

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates new airport terminal building at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport in Agartala, Tripur

  • Jan 04, 2022 03:40 PM IST

    Activists urge Tesla to close new Xinjiang showroom

    American activists are appealing to Tesla Inc. to close a new showroom in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, where officials are accused of abuses against mostly Muslim ethnic minorities.

  • Jan 04, 2022 02:53 PM IST

    21-year-old man arrested in 'Bulli Bai' app case identified as Vishal Kumar, main accused a woman

    In 'Bulli Bai' app case, the 21-year-old man arrested by Mumbai Police Cyber Cell has been identified as Vishal Kumar. Main accused in the case is a woman detained from Uttarakhand. Both of the accused know each other, reports ANI citing Mumbai Police.

  • Jan 04, 2022 02:30 PM IST

    Today, Delhi expected to report 5500 Covid cases: Jain

    Today, Delhi is expected to report 5500 Covid cases, with the positivity rate rising to 8.5%, news agency ANI reports Delhi health minister Satyender Jain. 

  • Jan 04, 2022 01:48 PM IST

    Two militants linked with LeT/TRF killed in encounter in J&K's Kulgam

    As many as two militants, both linked with LeT/TRF and locals, have been killed in the earlier encounter in J&K's Kulgam area.

  • Jan 04, 2022 01:08 PM IST

    Past govts only worked on ‘don’t look East' but we adopted ‘Act East Policy’: PM Modi in Manipur

    After inaugurating and laying foundation stone of 22 developmental projects in Manipur on Tuesday, PM Modi said that previous governments in the northeastern state only worked on one policy which was “don't look east” but the BJP government has adopted the “Act East Policy.”

  • Jan 04, 2022 12:45 PM IST

    DDMA imposes weekend curfew, no non-essential movement allowed

    The DDMA has decided to impose weekend curfew in Delhi in which no non-essential movement will be permitted. All government offices, except those dealing with essential services, will work from home. There will be 50% cap on private offices. The move comes amid alarming spike in Covid-19 cases in the city. Read more here.

  • Jan 04, 2022 11:46 AM IST

    Covid reaching CM not big deal but spreading among people is concern: Delhi health minister

    Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has “only mild symptoms” of Covid-19 and that the virus reaching him is “not a big deal,” according to ANI. “But spreading among the people is a matter of concern. We need to be extremely cautious,” he was quoted as saying.

  • Jan 04, 2022 11:17 AM IST

    DDMA meeting on Covid-19 situation in Delhi begins

    The meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting on the Covid-19 scenario in the national capital commences in virtual format.

  • Jan 04, 2022 11:01 AM IST

    US sees new daily record of over 1 mn Covid cases in 24 hours

    The United States reported over 1 million Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, setting a global record and doubling the figure from just four days before, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

  • Jan 04, 2022 10:47 AM IST

    Delhi BJP MP Manoj Tiwari tests positive for Covid-19

    Delhi BJP MP Manoj Tiwari says he has tested positive for Covid-19.

  • Jan 04, 2022 10:18 AM IST

    Punjab imposes night curfew from 10pm-5am; closes schools, colleges

    In a fresh order issued on January 4, the Punjab government has imposed night curfew from 10pm to 5am in the state and has also shut all education institutions, including schools, colleges, universities and coaching centres. The order will remain in effect till January 15, 2022.

  • Jan 04, 2022 09:52 AM IST

    China to continue to 'modernise' nuclear arsenal, says foreign ministry

    China Tuesday said it will continue to "modernise" its nuclear arsenal and called on the United States and Russia to reduce their stockpiles a day after global powers pledged to prevent such weapons spreading. (AFP)

  • Jan 04, 2022 09:21 AM IST

    India's Covid-19 case count up by 10.75% with 37,379 new infections

    India on Tuesday logged as many as 37,379 fresh cases, which took the overally tally up by 10.75%. The single-day caseload has been on a rise now for seven consecutive days.

  • Jan 04, 2022 09:09 AM IST

    DCGI's SEC to meet today to examine Bharat's Biotech's application to use its intanasal Covid vaccine as booster jab

    The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) will meet today to examine Bharat Biotech's application for the use of its intranasal Covid-19 vaccine as a booster shot, ANI reported citing sources.

  • Jan 04, 2022 09:00 AM IST

    Flight services at Patna airport affected due to fog

    Owing to fog or low visibility at Patna airport, all departures or arrivals and their consequential flights are affected in Bihar and likely to be delayed, ANI reported citing airport authorities.

  • Jan 04, 2022 08:15 AM IST

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tests positive for Covid-19

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter on Tuesday to inform that he has tested positive for Covid-19. He said that he has mild symptoms and have isolated himself at home. “Those who came in touch with me in last few days, kindly isolate yourself and get yourself tested,” the tweet added. Read here.

  • Jan 04, 2022 07:46 AM IST

    ‘Lord Krishna comes to my dream every night saying SP will form government in UP’: Akhilesh Yadav

    Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said that Lord Sri Krishna to his dream every night to tell him that his party “is going to form the government” in the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, according to a video shared by news agency ANI.

  • Jan 04, 2022 06:28 AM IST

    At 369, Delhi's AQI is currently in ‘very poor’ category

    The Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi on Tuesday morning was recorded at 369 (overall), which is in the 'very poor' category, as per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)-India.

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News updates from HT: Arrest Clubhouse members discussing Muslim women, says DCW

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Clubhouse interaction comes to light days after a massive uproar over Bulli Bai app case.(Getty images. Representative image)
The Clubhouse interaction comes to light days after a massive uproar over Bulli Bai app case.(Getty images. Representative image)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 04:50 PM IST
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BSF finds 82 drivers with fake licences plying trucks across Indo-Bangla border

The border guarding force had received inputs that a few drivers were involved in trans-border crimes such as smuggling of gold, silver, phensedyl syrup, drugs etc, while engaged in export and import of goods between India and Bangladesh, following which surprise checks were carried out at the Petrapole ICP on January 16 and 17.
BSF spokesperson Krishna Rao said all 82 fake driving licences found on trucks have been handed over to the Customs. (Image used for representation). (HT PHOTO.)
BSF spokesperson Krishna Rao said all 82 fake driving licences found on trucks have been handed over to the Customs. (Image used for representation). (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 04:35 PM IST
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Assam CM Sarma says roadmap to settle border row with Meghalaya prepared

In a series of tweets, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said the efforts to resolve the border issues with Meghalaya have started bearing fruits as six of the 12 areas of difference have been identified for resolution in the first phase.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma holds an all-party meeting. (Twitter@himantabiswa)
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma holds an all-party meeting. (Twitter@himantabiswa)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 04:18 PM IST
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Money laundering case: Court rejects Anil Deshmukh's plea for default bail

The former Maharashtra home minister was arrested by the ED in November last year. The agency is probing charges of money laundering against the NCP leader.
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh (File Photo/HT)
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh (File Photo/HT)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 03:57 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

DCW demands arrest of Clubhouse app members ‘discussing’ Muslim women

Taking to Twitter, DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal wrote, “Sulli bai, then Bulli bai and now indecent sexual remarks against Muslim girls on the Clubhouse app! How long will this last? I have sent a notice to the Delhi Police with regard to the Clubhouse case to arrest criminals soon after filing an FIR.”
The Clubhouse interaction comes to light days after a massive uproar over Bulli Bai app case that listed Muslim women for auction along with their doctored photographs sourced without their permission.(REUTERS)
The Clubhouse interaction comes to light days after a massive uproar over Bulli Bai app case that listed Muslim women for auction along with their doctored photographs sourced without their permission.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 03:33 PM IST
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Rajnath writes to Stalin, Mamata amid row over R-Day parade tableaux snub  

Defence minister Rajnath Singh said Tamil Nadu’s tableau could not make it into the final list of 12 tableaux selected for participation in the Republic Day Parade.
File photo of defence minister Rajnath Singh.(ANI)
File photo of defence minister Rajnath Singh.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 02:59 PM IST
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Allowance didn’t improve attendance at parliamentary panel meets, reveals report

Lawmakers received a special allowance amounting to 25% of the cost of their air travel to attend the meetings before it was done away with in 2018
M Venkaiah Naidu asked the Rajya Sabha secretariat to prepare the report last month. (ANI)
M Venkaiah Naidu asked the Rajya Sabha secretariat to prepare the report last month. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 03:29 PM IST
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2 Indians killed in drone attack in Abu Dhabi identified: Indian embassy in UAE

The embassy in Abu Dhabi also said two of the six people injured in Monday’s attack were Indian nationals and were discharged after medical treatment
In this satellite image provided by Planet Labs PBC, an Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. fuel depot in the Mussafah neighbourhood of Abu Dhabi, UAE, is seen on Saturday before being targeted in an attack days later. (AP)
In this satellite image provided by Planet Labs PBC, an Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. fuel depot in the Mussafah neighbourhood of Abu Dhabi, UAE, is seen on Saturday before being targeted in an attack days later. (AP)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 01:25 PM IST
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22,000 signed online petition to postpone GATE exam in view of Covid situation

  • GATE is conducted for admission to various postgraduate courses in science and engineering, and several PSUs also use its score in their recruitment process.
IIT Kharagpur is the organising body for GATE 2022 and more than eight lakh candidates are expected to take the exam.(Agencies)
IIT Kharagpur is the organising body for GATE 2022 and more than eight lakh candidates are expected to take the exam.(Agencies)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 01:20 PM IST
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News updates from HT: SC to hear PIL on parties hiding criminal records

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
During assembly polls last year, the Supreme Court had held eight political parties guilty for contempt of court for breach of the directions by not publishing criminal antecedents.
During assembly polls last year, the Supreme Court had held eight political parties guilty for contempt of court for breach of the directions by not publishing criminal antecedents.
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 01:06 PM IST
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With Devas judgement, Modi government cleans yet another UPA mess

India’s case has been bolstered internationally with the Supreme Court judgement, which on Monday dismissed the appeal filed by Devas Multimedia against the decision of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) to wind up the company.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with former PM Manmohan Singh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with former PM Manmohan Singh.
Published on Jan 18, 2022 12:59 PM IST
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‘If cough persists...’: Govt discourages steroid use for Covid treatment

  • The government-recommended treatments do not include medicines like ivermectin, favipiravir and Doxycycline.
The government warned that anti-inflammatory therapy can lead to a risk of secondary infection like invasive mucormycosis, or ‘black fungus’.(PTI)
The government warned that anti-inflammatory therapy can lead to a risk of secondary infection like invasive mucormycosis, or ‘black fungus’.(PTI)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 11:34 AM IST
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People not willing to get vaccinated in Assam should stay at home: CM Sarma

Addressing a press conference in Guwahati on Monday, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that those unwilling to get vaccinated against Covid-19 will not be allowed to enter offices, restaurants and attend meetings.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.( File photo)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.( File photo)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 11:27 AM IST
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Experts object to removal of cap on construction in NCR conservation zones

The NCR Regional Plan 2021 allowed agriculture, horticulture, pisciculture, social forestry/plantations with no construction exceeding 0.5% of the area
Experts have pointed out that the cap on construction in natural conservation zones has also been done away with. (HT Photo)
Experts have pointed out that the cap on construction in natural conservation zones has also been done away with. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 11:21 AM IST
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UGC asks higher education institutions to participate in Surya Namaskar event

The National Sports Federation of India has planned the event as part of the government’s ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to commemorate 75 years of independence
The commission asked the institutions to promote the event by giving wide publicity. (HT Photo)
The commission asked the institutions to promote the event by giving wide publicity. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 10:35 AM IST
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