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  • Dec 16, 2021 10:20 PM IST

    UK's daily Covid-19 cases at record 88,376

    UK reports another daily record of 88,376 new Covid-19 cases.

  • Dec 16, 2021 09:24 PM IST

    Telangana's Omicron case tally up by 4

    Four more persons test positive for Omicron in Hyderabad, taking total number of the variant cases to seven in Telangana: Health department

  • Dec 16, 2021 08:43 PM IST

    5 more Omicron cases found in Karnataka

    “Five more cases of #Omicron have been detected in Karnataka today. 19 yr male returning from UK, 36 yr male returning from Delhi, 70 yr female returning from Delhi, 52 yr male returning from Nigeria, 33 yr male returning from South Africa,” tweets state health minister Dr Sudhakar K.

  • Dec 16, 2021 08:17 PM IST

    Kerala reports 3404 new Covid-19 cases and 36 deaths

    Kerala reports 3404 new Covid-19 cases, 36 deaths and 4145 recoveries; 284 deaths added from backlog. Fatalities at 43,946, active caseload at 34,171.

  • Dec 16, 2021 07:43 PM IST

    2022 Goa polls: Congress announces first list of candidates

    Congress announces first list, naming eight candidates, for next year's for Goa assembly polls, former CM Digambar Kamat to contest from Margao.

  • Dec 16, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    2 new treatments against Covid-19: EU medicines agency

    European Union's medicines agency recommends two new treatments against Covid-19.

  • Dec 16, 2021 07:03 PM IST

    Punjab assembly polls 2022: ECI team meets political parties

    A team of Election Commission of India meets political parties in Punjab ahead of next year's assembly elections in the state. “ECI reviewed overall poll preparedness with district election officers/deputy commissioners, among others,” says poll panel chief Girish Chandra.

  • Dec 16, 2021 06:23 PM IST

    Delhi logs 85 new Covid-19 cases, zero deaths

    Delhi reports 85 new Covid-19 cases, 0 deaths and 38 recoveries. Total tally rises to 1,441,935 including 1,416,360 including 25,100 deaths and 475 active cases.

  • Dec 16, 2021 05:57 PM IST

    Extortion case: Mumbai Police arrest absconding accused

    Mumbai Police arrest Vinay Singh, an absconding accused in the extortion case involving former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.

  • Dec 16, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    GST: Centre lowers rate on ethanol to 5%

    Union government lowers GST rate to 5% from 18% on ethanol meant for blending under the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme.

  • Dec 16, 2021 04:46 PM IST

    Foreign minister of Tajikistan to visit India on December 18: MEA

    Foreign Affairs Minister of Tajikistan will be on an official visit to India from December 18-20. He will meet EAM Dr. S Jaishankar on December 18. They will discuss bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest: Ministry of External Affairs

  • Dec 16, 2021 04:05 PM IST

    Terrorists killed in Kulgam encounter identified

    The two terrorists neutralised by security forces in Kulgam have been identified as Amir Bashir Dar and Adil Yousuf Shan. Incriminating materials, arms as ammunition including 2 pistols, 2 magazines, 7 pistol rounds and 1 grenade were recovered from their possession: Jammu and Kashmir Police

  • Dec 16, 2021 03:30 PM IST

    Mortal remains of Group Captain Varun Singh brought to Bhopal

    Mortal remains of IAF's Group Captain Varun Singh brought to Bhopal, a day after he breathed his last at Bengaluru's Air Force Command Hospital.

  • Dec 16, 2021 02:51 PM IST

    PM Modi to lay foundation of Ganga Expressway on December 18

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone of 594 km long Ganga Expressway in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh on December 18: Prime Minister's Office (PMO)

  • Dec 16, 2021 02:13 PM IST

    Over 1100 fresh Covid-19 deaths in Russia

    Russia reports 1133 more deaths due to Covid-19.

  • Dec 16, 2021 01:27 PM IST

    Delhi adds 4 more cases of Omicron variant, India tally climbs to 77

    Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said on Thursday that four more cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have been reported in the national capital, taking the tally to 10.

  • Dec 16, 2021 10:40 AM IST

    PM Modi to participate in reception ceremony of 'Swarnim Vijay Mashaals'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is at National War Memorial to participate in homage and reception ceremony of 'Swarnim Vijay Mashaals' at the War Memorial.

  • Dec 16, 2021 09:02 AM IST

    More than 370,000 cases of crimes against women reported in 2020, says govt

    A total of 371,503 cases of crimes against women were registered across the country last year, the government told the Parliament on Wednesday, citing data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Read More

  • Dec 16, 2021 08:21 AM IST

    12 fresh Omicron cases take national tally to 73

    A total of 12 new cases of the Omicron variant of Sars-Cov-2 were reported across India on Wednesday – four each in Maharashtra and Kerala, two in Telangana, and one each in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal – as the national tally of the heavily mutated variant continued to swell.

  • Dec 16, 2021 07:27 AM IST

    2 terrorists killed in Kulgam encounter by security forces

    Two terrorists killed during operation in Redwani area of Kulgam district, Jammu and Kashmir.  The operation was launched by Police and Army last night. The searches are still underway, said police.

  • Dec 16, 2021 06:42 AM IST

    Delhi's Air Quality Index remains in ‘very poor' category

    Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) is presently at 337 (overall) in the 'very poor' category, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)-India.

  • Dec 16, 2021 05:57 AM IST

    PM Modi to address farmers today on natural farming

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address farmers, scientists across the country during the valedictory session of the ongoing National Summit on Agro and Food Processing on Monday. The three-day summit is being held in Gujarat and it was organised to bring in a focus on natural farming and make farmers aware of its benefits.

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Odisha DGP suspends inspector over immolation of 55-yr-old outside police station

Odisha director general of police Sunil Bansal suspended Sasmita Rana, inspector of Kishannagar police station, four days after Gunanidhi Bisoi succumbed to injuries that he suffered after immolating himself protesting against police inaction
Odisha DGP suspends inspector over immolation of 55-yr-old outside police station
Odisha DGP suspends inspector over immolation of 55-yr-old outside police station
Published on Jun 28, 2022 02:08 PM IST
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‘No work for them here…’: Raut says rebels can stay in Guwahati till July 11

The Supreme Court will hold its next hearing on pleas filed by the Eknath Shinde-led group on this date.
Sanjay Raut speaking to media today. (ANI)
Sanjay Raut speaking to media today. (ANI)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 01:59 PM IST
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In Assam since a week, Maharashtra rebel Eknath Shinde 'will be in Mumbai soon’

Maharashtra crisis: Eknath Shinde has been camping in Assam with MLAs for nearly a week. 
Maharashtra rebel leader Eknath Shinde has numbers in his favour. (ANI)
Maharashtra rebel leader Eknath Shinde has numbers in his favour. (ANI)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 01:59 PM IST
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India to ban these single-use plastic items from Friday: 'A defining step'

  • States and Union Territories have been asked to set up border check points to stop inter-state movement of any banned single use plastic items, according to the ministry of environment, forest and climate change.
The Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, prohibit use of plastic carry bags having thickness less than seventy five microns. (Harvinder Singh/HT)
The Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, prohibit use of plastic carry bags having thickness less than seventy five microns. (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 01:57 PM IST
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Hyundai Ioniq 6 to break cover tomorrow: Key facts to know

  • Hyundai Ioniq 6 is expected to enter production next month.
Published on Jun 28, 2022 01:56 PM IST
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PV Narasimha Rao birth anniversary: Top leaders remember former PM

PV Narasimha Rao had served as the 9th prime minister of India from 1991 to 1996.
Late former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao’s 95th birth anniversary(File photo)
Late former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao’s 95th birth anniversary(File photo)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 01:44 PM IST
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Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair won't surrender electronic devices: Sources

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair was arrested Monday - after he flagged ex-BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma's comments in the Prophet row - and was sent to 1-day police custody.
Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News, (Twitter)(HT_PRINT)
Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News, (Twitter)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 02:13 PM IST
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Minister shares video featuring PM, G7 leaders: ‘No politics & no ideology but’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi departed for United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday after attending the G7 summit held in Schloss Elmau.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with G7 leaders in Germany.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with G7 leaders in Germany.
Published on Jun 28, 2022 01:29 PM IST
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Chopper with 9 aboard makes emergency landing in Arabian Sea, 6 rescued

ONGC chopper landing: The helicopter had seven passengers onboard. 
(File) A thick layer of haze over the Arabian sea at Bandra, Mumbai. (HT PHOTO)
(File) A thick layer of haze over the Arabian sea at Bandra, Mumbai. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 01:22 PM IST
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Monsoon to arrive in Delhi by June 30 or July 1; drizzles expected today: IMD

As per IMD’s seven day forecast for Delhi, light rain and drizzles may occur tonight in some parts, with a yellow alert in place for Wednesday
Autos commute amid heavy rainfall in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Autos commute amid heavy rainfall in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 01:37 PM IST
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Editors Guild of India condemns journo Zubair’s arrest

In a statement, it called the arrest “extremely disturbing” as he has done exemplary work in identifying fake news
Mohammad Zubair (Twitter)
Mohammad Zubair (Twitter)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 01:04 PM IST
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'Gaddaron!': Amid Shiv Sena crisis, poster in Assam brands rebels 'traitors'

Maharashtra news: Eknath Shinde claims support from a majority of the Shiv Sena's 55 MLAs and last week said he would form a new group - Shiv Sena (Balasaheb).
A poster attack rebel Shiv Sena MLAs in Guwahati in Assam was spotted Tuesday. (Credit: ANI)(ANI)
A poster attack rebel Shiv Sena MLAs in Guwahati in Assam was spotted Tuesday. (Credit: ANI)(ANI)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 12:58 PM IST
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Afternoon brief: PM Modi lavishes UP's ODOP gifts for G7 leaders

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times at 1pm.
PM Narendra Modi with US President Joe Biden and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on Monday. (Reuters)
PM Narendra Modi with US President Joe Biden and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on Monday. (Reuters)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 12:51 PM IST
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By, New Delhi, Hindustan Times

Government extends deadline to comply with new cybersecurity rules

Companies offering VPN or cloud services in India are required to collect, as well as maintain, extensive and “accurate” data of their consumers for five years under the cybersecurity policy
The rules, issued on April 28, were slated to kick into effect on June 26, sixty days after they were issued. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Representative Image)
The rules, issued on April 28, were slated to kick into effect on June 26, sixty days after they were issued. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 12:23 PM IST
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Indian Coast Guard commissions indigenous aircraft ‘ALH Mark 3’ helicopter

The Indian Coast Guard said the induction of ALH Mark 3 is a leap forward to self-reliance “in line with the government’s initiative towards ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’
Indian Coast Guard’s advanced light helicopter ‘ALH CG 835’ in Porbandar, Gujarat on Tuesday. (Twitter Photo)
Indian Coast Guard’s advanced light helicopter ‘ALH CG 835’ in Porbandar, Gujarat on Tuesday. (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 12:14 PM IST
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