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In the last 24 hours, India logged 38,667 new Covid-19 cases and 478 related fatalities, the Union ministry of health and family welfare's (MoHFW) dashboard showed on Saturday. Later in the day, President Ram Nath Kovind will address the nation on the eve of the 75th Independence Day.

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  • Aug 14, 2021 11:57 PM IST

    Maharashtra records highest one-day Covid vaccinations with over 9L jabs administered

    A day before the Mumbai suburban train services open for fully-vaccinated people, the Maharashtra health department said on Saturday that the state registered the highest number of single-day vaccinations against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) till 7pm with 936,000 beneficiaries getting inoculated with the jabs. Read more

  • Aug 14, 2021 10:59 PM IST

    Afghan provincial capital Mazar-e-Sharif falls to the Taliban

    An Afghan lawmaker told the Associated Press that the city of Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province, has fallen to the Taliban after the insurgents launched a major assault there early on Saturday.

  • Aug 14, 2021 10:28 PM IST

    At least 29 killed in 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti

  • Aug 14, 2021 10:22 PM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal to inaugurate 5 flag masts across Delhi on I-Day

  • Aug 14, 2021 09:31 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 5,787 Covid-19 cases, 134 death

    Maharashtra recorded 5,787 Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 6,387,863. In the last 24 hours 134 deaths have also been recorded, the death toll now stands at 134,909, according to state health bulletin.

  • Aug 14, 2021 08:54 PM IST

    Tushar Mehta refuses to grant consent for contempt proceedings against former SC judge Markandey Katju

    Solicitor general of India, Tushar Mehta, refused to grant his permission to initiate contempt proceedings against former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju for his alleged remarks made in the fugitive, Nirav Modi extradition case, reported ANI.

  • Aug 14, 2021 08:05 PM IST

    Russia says no survivors in the plane crash in Turkey

  • Aug 14, 2021 07:17 PM IST

    Parliament is the temple of democracy, says President Kovind

    President Ram Nath Kovind during his address to the nation on the eve of Independence Day said that Parliament is the temple of democracy. 

  • Aug 14, 2021 06:35 PM IST

    7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Haiti

  • Aug 14, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    President Kovind hosts Tokyo Olympics contingent

  • Aug 14, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    Security heightened in Udhampur ahead of Independence Day

    MK Khan, Commandant, 137 Bn CRPF, told news agency ANI that security has been heightened in Udhampur, Jammu, ahead of tomorrow's Independence Day celebrations. “Security forces are securing the national highway to prevent terrorist activities or incidents ensuring safe movement,” Khan said. 

  • Aug 14, 2021 03:58 PM IST

    J&K Police arrests 4 JeM terrorists

  • Aug 14, 2021 02:40 PM IST

    Remobilisation of armed forces top priority, says Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani

  • Aug 14, 2021 01:24 PM IST

    Death toll in Himachal landslide accident rises to 23

    Death toll in Kinnaur landslide accident rises to 23, says ITBP.  Search and rescue operations still underway.

  • Aug 14, 2021 12:57 PM IST

    Negative RT-PCR report mandatory to enter Punjab from Monday

    Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has directed that from Monday, those who wish to enter the state will have to show a negative RT-PCR test report or full Covid-19 vaccination certificate.

  • Aug 14, 2021 12:21 PM IST

    Taliban captures Logar province, just south of Kabul

    Advancing further towards Kabul, Taliban captures Logar province, just south of the Afghan capital, reports AP.

  • Aug 14, 2021 12:07 PM IST

    Taliban launches assault on Mazar-e-Sharif: Reports

    Taliban have launched a ‘multi-pronged’ assault on Mazar-e-Sharif, a major city in northern Afghanistan, reports AP quoting an Afghan official.

  • Aug 14, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    Twitter restores accounts of Rahul Gandhi, Congress leaders

    Twitter unlocks accounts of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders. Controversial tweet posted by Gandhi, which led to the account being locked, withheld, and account restored.

  • Aug 14, 2021 11:01 AM IST

    ‘Aug 14 to be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’: PM Modi

    Partition’s pains can never be forgotten. Millions of our sisters and brothers were displaced and many lost their lives due to mindless hate and violence. In memory of the struggles and sacrifices of our people, 14th August will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day: PM Modi on Twitter

  • Aug 14, 2021 10:45 AM IST

    ‘Should plant more trees to combat climate change’: Om Birla

    We should plant more trees to combat climate change and global warming. There should be more fruit-bearing trees in Delhi. India has always worshiped trees: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla during an event organized at Bharat-ASEAN Maitri Park in Delhi

  • Aug 14, 2021 10:12 AM IST

    Haryana farmers hold ‘dress rehearsal’ ahead of I-Day

    Farmers in Jind in Haryana's Uchana Kalan hold ‘dress rehearsal’ a day before their proposed Independence Day 'tractor parade', which will be led by women farmers.

  • Aug 14, 2021 09:34 AM IST

    Himachal landslide: 2 more bodies found; toll rises to 19

    Two more bodies recovered at the landslide site at Nigulsari in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur on the fourth day of search and rescue operation today, taking the death to 19

  • Aug 14, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    India's daily Covid-19 caseload falls to 38,667; 478 new deaths

    India adds 38,667 new Covid-19 cases, 478 fatalities and 35,743 recoveries in last 24 hours. Recoveries and active cases currently at 31,338,088, 430,732 and 387,673 respectively: Health ministry

  • Aug 14, 2021 08:45 AM IST

    NCPCR summons Facebook India head on August 17

    NCPCR directs Facebook India (trust and safety) head Satya Yadav to appear before it at 5 pm on August 17 via video conference along with details of action taken against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's Instagram profile for posting a video revealing identify of a 'minor girl victim's family' in Delhi.

  • Aug 14, 2021 08:02 AM IST

    India must not play any military role in Afghanistan: Taliban

    If India comes to Afghanistan militarily and have their presence, I think that will not be good for them. They've seen the fate of military presence in Afghanistan of other countries, so it is an open book for them: Taliban spokesperson

  • Aug 14, 2021 07:33 AM IST

    No danger from our side to embassies, says Taliban

    There is no danger from our side to embassies and diplomats. We won't target any embassy or diplomat. We've said that in our statements many times. It is our commitment: Taliban spokesperson Muhammed Suhail Shaheen to ANI

  • Aug 14, 2021 07:11 AM IST

    US issues new terrorism warning ahead of 9/11 anniversary

    The US Department of Homeland Security, in a new terrorism warning bulletin, has said violent extremists could view the reimposition of Covid-19-related restrictions following the spread of coronavirus variants as a rationale to conduct attacks.

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‘Gladly accept’: Yogendra Yadav on being suspended by SKM for a month

Yogendra Yadav, who was suspended by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Thursday, released a statement today defending his decision to meet the family of the deceased BJP workers.
Social activist Yogendra Yadav was suspended by SKM on Thursday, 21 October 2021. (HT file photo)
Social activist Yogendra Yadav was suspended by SKM on Thursday, 21 October 2021. (HT file photo)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 07:28 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Gujarat Congress leader meet Rahul Gandhi in Delhi; discuss 2022 assembly polls

Rahul Gandhi met with the state unit’s senior leaders and sought their opinions on the appointment of a state Congress chief and leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP).
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi met with the party leaders from Gujarat.(Twitter/@INCGujarat)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi met with the party leaders from Gujarat.(Twitter/@INCGujarat)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 07:03 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Priyanka’s 1st interaction with Akhilesh Yadav after 2017 breakup is on a plane

The partnership between Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s Congress fell apart after the 2017 UP assembly elections following a dismal showing
Friday’s afternoon’s brief interaction between Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Akhilesh Yadav on the afternoon flight to Lucknow was described as “cordial”.
Friday’s afternoon’s brief interaction between Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Akhilesh Yadav on the afternoon flight to Lucknow was described as “cordial”.
Updated on Oct 22, 2021 06:52 PM IST
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Ananya Panday quizzed for 4 hours on 2nd day, called again on Monday

Reports said NCB zonal chief Sameer Wankhede questioned Ananya Panday on Friday. A woman officer was also present during the interrogation.
Ananya Panday was questioned for four hours on Friday, the second day of her interrogation by NCB officials. (AFP)
Ananya Panday was questioned for four hours on Friday, the second day of her interrogation by NCB officials. (AFP)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 06:34 PM IST
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