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  • Dec 20, 2021 10:52 PM IST

    Uttarakhand couple test Covid-positive after visiting Omicron-infected relatives in Delhi

    Uttarakhand DM R Rajesh Kumar said that a Covid-positive couple in Dehradun is suspected to be infected with Omicron, after they returned from meeting relatives in Delhi who were Omicron-positive with a travel history to Qatar, reports ANI. 

    “Couple's apartment declared a micro-containment zone, genome sequencing report awaited,” he said. 

  • Dec 20, 2021 09:44 PM IST

    PM Modi to visit Mandi, HP, on Dec 27 to inaugurate projects worth 11 crore

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Mandi, in Himachal Pradesh, on December 27 to celebrate the completion of four years of the state government there, chief minister Jairam Thakur said.

    “We will inaugurate projects worth 11 crores, including the Dhaula Sidh hydropower project and Renukaji multipurpose project,” news agency ANI quoted the CM as saying.

  • Dec 20, 2021 09:36 PM IST

    UK reports 91,743 new Covid-19 cases, 44 deaths 

    UK reported 91,743 new Covid-19 cases and 44 related deaths. The new infections went up from 82,886 cases on Sunday. 

  • Dec 20, 2021 08:59 PM IST

    Resident doctors of AIIMS Delhi stage protest over delay in NEET-PG 2021 counselling

    Resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, staged a protest over the delay in NEET-PG 2021 counselling, as they intensified the ongoing stir to push forth their demands, reports ANI.

  • Dec 20, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    Delhi court discharges expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger in accident case of Unnao rape survivor

    The Rouse Avenue court in Delhi discharged expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger in the 2019 accident case of Unnao rape survivor, reports ANI.

    In 2019, Sengar was sentenced to jail for life in a separate case for raping the minor in 2017.

  • Dec 20, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    ‘Omicron cases in South Africa mostly mild’, says doctor who first detected variant

    A top South African medical expert said that Omicron cases seem to be “mostly mild,” reports ANI. 

    “I have seen 100 patients myself. It's quite transmissible. If I look at Delta, it seems less but it's very transmissible. In South Africa we don't see severe cases, it's mostly mild cases,” South African Medical Association Chairperson Dr Angelique Coetzee, the first to detect Omicron, said.

  • Dec 20, 2021 07:33 PM IST

    Delhi assembly session on Jan 3, 4 

    Delhi Assembly Session to be held on January 3 and 4, 2022, reports ANI.

  • Dec 20, 2021 07:14 PM IST

    EPFO added 12.73 lakh net subscribers in Oct 2021

    The provisional payroll data of Employees' Provident Fund Organisation showed that 12.73 lakh net subscribers were added during October 2021, reports ANI. This was an increase of around 10.22% in net payroll additions as compared to 11.55 lakh during October 2020.

  • Dec 20, 2021 07:06 PM IST

    EU drug regulator recommends approval for Nuvaxovid Covid-19 vaccine by Novavax

    The European Medicines Agency has recommended for granting a conditional marketing authoritsation for Novavax's Covid-19 vaccine Nuvaxovid for people above 18 years of age. 

  • Dec 20, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco set to join TMC after quitting Congress

    Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenço, who had resigned from Congress today, is set to join the Trinamool Congress. He landed in Kolkata today and will meet the party's general secretary Abhishek Banerjee tomorrow, reports ANI.

  • Dec 20, 2021 06:38 PM IST

    CCI approves acquisition of Air India shareholding by Tata Sons subsidiary Talace

    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved the acquisition of shareholding in Air India by Tata Sons subsidiary Talace Private Ltd, reports ANI. 

  • Dec 20, 2021 06:00 PM IST

    National Conference won't be signatory to Delimitation Commission report on J&K in present form

    The Jammu Kashmir National Conference party will not be a signatory to the Delimitation Commission report in its present form, reports PTI citing party spokesperson.

  • Dec 20, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    World Economic Forum calls off Davos Summit in January due to Omicron

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has postponed its annual meeting at Davos in January, until mid-2022 due to the Omicron Covid-19 variant, reports Reuters citing the organisers.

  • Dec 20, 2021 05:16 PM IST

    Bharat Biotech submits phase 3 trial application for booster dose of intranasal vaccine

    Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech submitted the phase 3 clinical trial application to the the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for the booster doses of their intranasal Covid-19 vaccine that can be given to people who have been vaccinated with Covaxin and Covishield, reports ANI. 

  • Dec 20, 2021 05:04 PM IST

    Gujarat extends night curfew in 8 cities till Dec 31

    The Gujarat government has extended the existing night curfew between 1am and 5am in the eight major cities till December 31, reports ANI. 

  • Dec 20, 2021 04:40 PM IST

    ‘UP’s road infrastructure will be like America’: Nitin Gadkari

    Union minister Nitin Gadkari asked the people of UP to elect BJP government so that there would be development works to make the state's road infrastructure to “be like America”, reports ANI. 

    “Support Yogi (Adityanath) ji, elect our government, I will bring in (road) development of another 5 lakh crores in the state. When such works will happen, UP's road infrastructure will be like America. I assure you to fulfill my promise,” he said. in Mirzapur

  • Dec 20, 2021 04:06 PM IST

    Moderna says Covid-19 booster dose appears protective against Omicron

    Moderna Inc said that a booster dose of their Covid-19 vaccine appeared to be protective against the fast-spreading Omicron variant, based on laboratory testing.

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  • Dec 20, 2021 03:39 PM IST

    India to produce 45 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses per month in next 2 months: Mandaviya

    In the next two month, India will increase its Covid-19 vaccine production from 31 crore doses per month to 45 crore doses per month, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in the Rajya Sabha.

  • Dec 20, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    ‘No Omicron cases in Bihar so far, we are prepared’: CM Nitish Kumar

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said no Omicron cases have been detected in the state so far and it is prepared for handling the new variant, reports ANI. 

    “So far no Omicron cases in our state. There is alertness in the state. We are prepared, arrangements have been made. Though there are no cases, you never know. Most number of per day tests are happening in the state- over 5 lakh tests being done,” he said. 

  • Dec 20, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    ‘Suspended MPs should realise their mistakes': Piyush Goyal

    The 12 suspended Rajya Sabha MPs should realise their mistake and talk to the Chair. The Opposition leaders did not come for the meeting called by the Government today, says Union minister leader Piyush Goyal. 

  • Dec 20, 2021 01:19 PM IST

    All new positive Covid-19 cases in Delhi will sent for genome sequencing now: CM Kejriwal

    Given the rise in cases for some days, now all positive cases in Delhi will be sent for genome sequencing for Omicron, says Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal as cases rises. “We also urge the Centre to allow booster doses," he also said.

  • Dec 20, 2021 01:02 PM IST

    Delhi reports four more cases of Omicron; city tally reaches 28

    Four new Omicron cases reported in Delhi today taking the total number of cases of the variant here to 28. The four people, found to be infected with the variant, are admitted to Max hospital, Saket.

  • Dec 20, 2021 12:31 PM IST

    Sensex crashes 1,400 points on Omicron concerns; investors lose 7 lakh crore

    The Indian equities markets tumbled on Monday with the benchmark Sensex crashing 1400 points leading to nearly Rs.7 lakh crore loss to the investors' wealth within a couple of hours of trading. 

  • Dec 20, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    Delhi reports two more cases of Omicron, city tally rises to 24

    Two new Omicron cases reported in Delhi, case tally rises to 24, says Delhi Health Department. Out of these 24 patients, 12 have been discharged and 12 are under treatment, adds the health department.

  • Dec 20, 2021 11:08 AM IST

    ED sends summon notice to bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai

    Enforcement Directorate summons Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a case being investigated by the agency, reports news agency quoting sources.

  • Dec 20, 2021 10:44 AM IST

    Parliament: Rahul Gandhi moves adjournment motion to discuss Ladakh statehood

    Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Monday moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha to discuss the issue of statehood and inclusion of Ladakh in Schedule VI of the Constitution. Read More

  • Dec 20, 2021 10:32 AM IST

    Opposition parties to not attend meeting called by the Centre to end logjam in Rajya Sabha

    The opposition parties will not attend meeting called by the Centre to end logjam in Rajya Sabha. In an internal meeting of opposition parties this morning, leaders concluded the invitation for talks to five parties is a ploy to divide the opposition.

  • Dec 20, 2021 10:15 AM IST

    Drone sighted in Gurdaspur near international border

    A drone was sighted in Gurdaspur sector near the International Border, reports news agency ANI. BSF personnel fired 5 rounds after the patrolling team heard a humming sound but it managed to return to Pakistan territory. The incident was reported at 1230am on Monday, ANI reported citing a senior BSF officer.

  • Dec 20, 2021 10:08 AM IST

    India sees 6,563 new Covid-19 cases; daily tally down 7.31% from yesterday

    With 6,563 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India's total tally of Covid-19 cases rose to 3,47,46,838, while the active cases declined to 82,267, the lowest in 572 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

  • Dec 20, 2021 06:48 AM IST

    Death toll in Philippines typhoon hits 208

    Death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year surges to 208, national police say, making it one of the deadliest storms to hit the country in recent years

    At least 239 people injured and 52 missing.

  • Dec 20, 2021 06:25 AM IST

    Omicron spread: 'We are sitting ducks for next wave of Covid-19', says expert

    The Omicron variant has been spreading fast, especially in the United States, which was already ravaged by the second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). It is confronting another dark winter, with hospitalisations increasing 45 per cent over the last month and cases rising 40 per cent, according to a tally by news agency Reuters. Read More

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BJP’s Somaiya launches fresh attack on Uddhav

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut hit back saying: “He is an accused in the INS Vikrant fraud case. He is out on (anticipatory) bail. He should not be taken seriously.”
Kirit Somaiya (Hindustan Times)
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Hurdles in 8-day rescue at ‘man-made’ Tirunelveli quarry accident

A gigantic boulder collapsed post 11 pm on May 14, burying 6 workers and heavy equipment inside a stone quarry under mounds of heavy rocks with only two survivors in Tirunelveli district
The accident at the quarry occurred at Adaimithipankulam, only 10 km from the main city, but off the high road in the interiors, which is hidden from the public eye. (Divya Chandrababu/HT)
The accident at the quarry occurred at Adaimithipankulam, only 10 km from the main city, but off the high road in the interiors, which is hidden from the public eye. (Divya Chandrababu/HT)
Published on May 25, 2022 12:47 AM IST
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Godavari river: Lift irrigation plan kicks up fresh row

The YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government came up with the new scheme – Polavaram lift irrigation scheme – in April 2021 to lift the water from the dead storage level of the Polavaram project into the right main canal during the non-monsoon season when the water level in the reservoir is low.
The Andhra Pradesh government’s proposed construction of a new lift irrigation scheme on the ongoing Polavaram major irrigation project on the Godavari river has kicked up a fresh dispute with neighbouring Telangana. (AP File)
The Andhra Pradesh government’s proposed construction of a new lift irrigation scheme on the ongoing Polavaram major irrigation project on the Godavari river has kicked up a fresh dispute with neighbouring Telangana. (AP File)
Published on May 25, 2022 12:47 AM IST
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BJP’s SC/ST wing leader killed in Chennai: Police

Balachandar, president of Chennai Central SC/ST wing, was attacked between 6 pm and 7 pm. He was rushed to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital where he succumbed to injuries.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Balachandar was killed by a group of unknown men in Chennai’s Chintadripet area on Tuesday, police said. (Representative Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Balachandar was killed by a group of unknown men in Chennai’s Chintadripet area on Tuesday, police said. (Representative Photo)
Published on May 25, 2022 12:46 AM IST
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Kerala HC judge Edapaggath recuses from actor’s assault trial

Edapaggath was Ernakulam principal sessions court judge when the pen drive containing the visuals of the assault were submitted before the court in Kerala actor assault case
A day after the survivor in the actor abduction and assault case approached the Kerala high court alleging a bid to sabotage the ongoing investigation, justice Kausar Edapaggath on Tuesday recused himself from hearing her petition. (HT File)
A day after the survivor in the actor abduction and assault case approached the Kerala high court alleging a bid to sabotage the ongoing investigation, justice Kausar Edapaggath on Tuesday recused himself from hearing her petition. (HT File)
Published on May 25, 2022 12:46 AM IST
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Kerala man gets 10 years in prison for wife’s suicide over dowry

A trial court in south Kerala’s Kollam on Tuesday sentenced the husband of a 23-year-old dowry death victim Vismaya V Nair, to 10 years in jail and imposed a fine of 12
Kiran Kumar, was arrested on June 22, 2021, a day after a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery student, was found dead at their residence in Sasthamkotta. (Representative Photo)
Kiran Kumar, was arrested on June 22, 2021, a day after a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery student, was found dead at their residence in Sasthamkotta. (Representative Photo)
Published on May 25, 2022 12:46 AM IST
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TDP, activists raise doubts over police version of driver’s death

Quoting the confession, the SP said Subrahmanyam, who had earlier worked as a driver with the MLC, had entered into an argument with Ananta Babu at the latter’s residence in Sriramnagar at around midnight on May 19
Kakinada superintendent of police M Ravindranath told local reporters that police registered a case against the YSRC legislative council member Ananta Babu for the death of 24-year-old driver Veedi Subrahmanyam. (Representative Photo)
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Published on May 25, 2022 12:46 AM IST
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Andhra minister, MLA houses set afire over stir on district name

Andhra Pradesh minister, Pinipe Viswarup, and the MLA, Ponnada Venkata Satish , were unharmed in the attack, police officers familiar with developments said.
An irate mob set fire to the homes of the state’s transport minister and an MLA at Amalapuram town in the newly created Konaseema district of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
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Updated on May 25, 2022 12:44 AM IST
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BJP hits Rahul Gandhi over meeting Jeremy Corbyn. Congress responds with throwback pic

Rahul Gandhi, who is on a visit to London, met Corbyn on Monday and the Indian Overseas Congress shared the picture of the two along with Sam Pitroda.
BJP cited Rahul Gandhi’s meeting with British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in London and asked if he endorsed UK opposition leader’s “anti-India” views.
BJP cited Rahul Gandhi’s meeting with British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in London and asked if he endorsed UK opposition leader’s “anti-India” views.
Updated on May 25, 2022 12:43 AM IST
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Priest shot dead outside Puri temple over old enmity: Police

Bhubaneswar A sevayat of a Shiva temple in Puri was shot dead by another sevayat of the same temple on Tuesday evening just outside the 12th century Jagannath temple in Puri, said police
Accused Barik was quickly apprehended by police on the spot. (Representational photo)
Accused Barik was quickly apprehended by police on the spot. (Representational photo)
Published on May 25, 2022 12:42 AM IST
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Centre  orders bar on sugar exports

The move, which was decided after evaluations by an inter-ministerial panel, seeks the export cap for the marketing year that runs from October to September.
India imposes restrictions on sugar exports from June 1(REUTERS)
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Six booked over video of MP anti-Muslim hate crime

According to the police, Kushwaha had allegedly threatened a minor boy while posing as a CBI officer and forced him to shoot the video in which he was seen slapping the victim.
In the now viral video, the accused was seen repeatedly asking Jain if his name was “Mohammad”. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In the now viral video, the accused was seen repeatedly asking Jain if his name was “Mohammad”. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 25, 2022 12:27 AM IST
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CM Yogi, Akhilesh trade shots over Mulayam’s rape remark

Yogi made the remark while responding to an adjournment motion moved by Akhilesh over an alleged increase in crimes against women Prayagraj, Chandauli, Siddharthnagar and Lalitpur districts.
Samajwadi Party (SP) MLAs holding placards raise slogans during a protest against the State Government over various issues on the commencement of the first session of the 18th Uttar Pradesh Assembly (Pramod Adhikari)
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Published on May 25, 2022 12:23 AM IST
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Monsoon slowing, may arrive around normal onset date

Conditions are favourable for further advance of the monsoon over some parts of the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal over the next 48 hours, the IMD said in a statement on Tuesday
Mumbai: Youngsters sit at Marine Drive as dark monsoon clouds hover in the sky in Mumbai, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)(PTI05_24_2022_000165A) (PTI)
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Updated on May 25, 2022 12:19 AM IST
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Relief for 36k veterans, deadline for pension paperwork likely to be extended

The veterans’ pensions for the month of May will, however, not be withheld as a special case so that they are not inconvenienced, the officials said.
Annual Identification is mandatory for continued and timely disbursal of pension.
Annual Identification is mandatory for continued and timely disbursal of pension.
Updated on May 25, 2022 12:19 AM IST
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