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  • Nov 11, 2021 12:09 AM IST

    Countries representing BASIC Group make joint statement at COP26

    Ministers of Brazil, South Africa, India & China representing the BASIC Group met at COP26 in Glasgow, UK today. The meeting was chaired by India's Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav. In a joint statement, ministers of the countries said they and other developing countries have made the first move on climate change and "expect developed countries to show leadership and respond with a matching progression of effort".

  • Nov 10, 2021 10:55 PM IST

    PM Modi welcomes US joining International Solar Alliance, says it will strengthen grouping

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday welcomed the US joining the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and said this will further strengthen the alliance in its shared quest of harnessing solar energy for a sustainable planet.

  • Nov 10, 2021 10:37 PM IST

    Bihar ‘hooch’ tragedy: Death toll in Muzaffarpur rises to 6

    The death toll due to alleged consumption of spurious liquor in Bihar's Muzaffarpur has risen to 6 after one more person died on Wednesday, reported news agency ANI.

  • Nov 10, 2021 09:28 PM IST

    Zika virus: 3 fresh cases reported in Kanpur, tally rises to 91 

    At least three fresh cases of Zika virus have been reported in Kanpur, pushing the total tally to 91, according to news agency ANI. 

  • Nov 10, 2021 09:21 PM IST

    USA joins International Solar Alliance as 101st member country: Report

    The United States of America has become the 101st member country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA). "In a big boost to accelerate global adoption of solar energy, John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, announced at the UNFCCC COP26 today (Wednesday) that the United States of America (USA) has joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA) as a member country," news agency PTI quoted ISA as saying in a statement.

  • Nov 10, 2021 07:46 PM IST

    ‘Wrestler shot dead in Sonepat is newcomer Nisha Dahiya,' says coach who travelled with Indian team

    The wrestler who was shot dead in Sonepat is a namesake of national wrestler Nisha Dahiya.

    “Wrestler shot dead in Sonepat is newcomer Nisha Dahiya, not U-23 world championship bronze-medallist,” news agency PTI reported the coach, who travelled with Indian team, as saying.

    “This Nisha Dahiya (shot dead) & medalist wrestler Nisha Dahiya are 2 different people. The medalist wrestler belongs to Panipat & is at an event now,” news agency ANI quoted Sonipat SP, Rahul Sharma, as saying. 

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  • Nov 10, 2021 07:18 PM IST

    I am in Gonda to play senior nationals, says wrestler Nisha Dahiya; rebuts reports of her death

    Minutes after reports of the killing of Nisha Dahiya emerged, the national wrestler in a video message rebutted the news and said she was in Gonda to play senior nationals.

  • Nov 10, 2021 06:57 PM IST

    2 injured in grenade attack in Kashmir's Eidgah

    At least two people were injured in a grenade attack in Jammu & Kashmir's Eidgah area, people familiar with the development confirmed on Wednesday.

  • Nov 10, 2021 05:47 PM IST

    West Bengal BJP expels Surajit Saha from party 

    West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Mujamdar expels Surajit Saha from the party with immediate effect, for “breaching organisational discipline”, reported news agency ANI.

  • Nov 10, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    Manoj Tiwari reaches Yamuna ghat to perform Chhath puja in violation of DDMA order

    BJP MP Manoj Tiwari reached Yamuna ghat to perform the rituals of Chhath Puja on Wednesday. "We will not follow the DDMA order. No one can stop us from performing our rituals. DDMA's work is to clean the Yamuna and not to ban people from going there," he told ANI.

  • Nov 10, 2021 04:47 PM IST

    Mansukh Mandaviya calls meeting with health ministers of states, UTs tomorrow on vaccine coverage

    Union minister of health Mansukh Mandaviya has convened a meeting on Thursday morning with health ministers of all the states and Union Territories on campaign 'Har Ghar Dastak', reports ANI. 

    The government is targeting to complete maximum single and second dose vaccination coverage.

  • Nov 10, 2021 04:19 PM IST

    3 top officials removed from posts after hospital fire tragedy in Bhopal

    Dean of Gandhi Medical College Dr Jitendra Shukla, Hamidia Hospital superintendent Dr Lokendra Dave and Kamla Nehru Hospital director Dr KK Dubey have been removed from their posts after fire tragedy at Bhopal's Kamla Nehru Hospital, reported news agency ANI.

    Sub engineer of CPA (Electricity wing) Awdhesh Bhadauria has been suspended.

  • Nov 10, 2021 04:04 PM IST

    CBDT issues refund of over 1,15,917 crore from April 1 to November 8, 2021, reports ANI citing IT dept.

    The Central Board of Direct Taxes has issued refunds of over 1,15,917 crore to more than 98.90 lakh taxpayers from April 1, 2021 to November 8, 2021, news agency ANI quoted the Income Tax department as saying on Wednesday. 

    “Income tax refunds of 36,000 crore have been issued in 97,12,911 cases & corporate tax refunds of 79,917 crore have been issued in 1,77,184 cases,” the department further said.

  • Nov 10, 2021 03:04 PM IST

    Congress in Maharashtra announces statewide agitation against inflation, fuel price hike

    The Congress' Maharashtra unit has announced a statewide agitation over inflation, petrol-diesel price hikes and policies that are weakening the common man financially, news agency ANI quoted party leader Nana Patole as saying on Wednesday. 

    Various agitations will be held from November 14 to 19, he was further quoted as saying. 

  • Nov 10, 2021 02:22 PM IST

    India issues consensus statement on Afghanistan

    India on Wednesday issued consensus statement on Afghanistan. In the statement, India expressed deep concern over the suffering of the people of Afghanistan arising from the security situation in the country. It also condemned the terrorist attacks in Kunduz, Kandahar and Kabul. 

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  • Nov 10, 2021 02:17 PM IST

    PM Modi announces ex-gratia for kins of those who lost lives in accident in Rajasthan's Barmer 

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced an ex-gratia of 2 lakh each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in an accident in Rajasthan. Injured would be given 50,000 each

    Earlier in the day, a truck collided head-on with a bus in Rajasthan's Barmer district, leaving five people dead and 22 others injured, news agency PTI reported police as saying.

  • Nov 10, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    China’s PLA strengthens facilities at LAC in anticipation of ‘small frictions’

    China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has strengthened facilities for its soldiers along the disputed border with India ahead of winter in anticipation of “small frictions”, a state media report said on Wednesday. Read More

  • Nov 10, 2021 12:21 PM IST

    Nykaa's Falguni Nayar becomes India's wealthiest self-made female billionaire

    Nykaa founder Falguni Nayar on Wednesday became India's seventh woman billionaire and the wealthiest self-made billionaire in an ongoing initial public offering (IPO) boom which saw the e-commerce giant making a blockbuster debut on Dalal Street, its parent company FSN floating on the Mumbai stock exchange. Moments after the markets opened on Wednesday, Nykaa shares were being listed at 2,018 with around 80 per cent premium. Read More

  • Nov 10, 2021 11:48 AM IST

    Sameer Wankhede’s sister-in-law demands FIR against Nawab Malik

    Hridaya Banerjee, also known as Harshada Dinanath Redkar, sister-in-law of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) zonal director Sameer Wankhede, submitted a letter at Mumbai’s Goregaon police station on Tuesday demanding that an FIR should be filed against political analyst Nishant Verma and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik for criminal intimidation.

  • Nov 10, 2021 10:37 AM IST

    Chhattisgarh allows cinema halls to operate with full capacity in 4 districts

    The Congress-led Chhattisgarh government has allowed cinema halls and multiplexes to operate with full capacity in the capital city of Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur and Kawardha districts amid an improvement in the overall coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic situation. Read more

  • Nov 10, 2021 10:01 AM IST

    NSA chairs regional summit on Afghanistan 

    National Security Adviser Ajit Doval chairs the regional security dialogue on Afghanistan in New Delhi.  The meeting is being attended by NSA's counterparts from five Central Asian countries, along with Russia and Iran. 

  • Nov 10, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    US journalist held in Myanmar charged with sedition, terrorism: Lawyer

    US journalist held in Myanmar charged with sedition, terrorism, news agency AFP reported qouting lawyer. 

  • Nov 10, 2021 08:55 AM IST

    96 nations agreed to accept Indian vaccine certificates, says Mandaviya

    India and 96 countries have agreed to mutually recognise Covid-19 vaccination certificates, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, according to a statement on Tuesday. Read More

  • Nov 10, 2021 08:13 AM IST

    Commuters in Chennai face waterlogging 

  • Nov 10, 2021 08:11 AM IST

    Nasa pushes back timeframe for next human moon landing to 2025

    Nasa is extending its target date for sending astronauts back to the moon to 2025 at the earliest, the US space agency's chief said on Tuesday, stretching out by at least a year the timeline pronounced under former President Donald Trump. Read More

  • Nov 10, 2021 07:21 AM IST

    Elon Musk loses $50 billion in 2 days in record wealth plunge

    Elon Musk has lost $50 billion so far this week after Tesla Inc. shares plunged for the second day in a row. It’s the biggest two-day decline in the history of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, and the biggest one-day fall after Jeff Bezos’s $36 billion plunge following his divorce from MacKenzie Scott in 2019.

  • Nov 10, 2021 07:11 AM IST

    India to host NSA-level regional summit on Afghanistan today

    India on Wednesday will host a regional summit to discuss the ongoing situation in neighbouring Afghanistan following the fall of the democratically-elected government and the subsequent Taliban takeover of the country. The conference will be chaired by India's National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval. Read More

  • Nov 10, 2021 06:36 AM IST

    Barbs fly between Oppn, govt in fresh Rafale row

    The political row over the Rafale deal escalated on Tuesday, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of irregularities in its attempted deal to purchasethe fighter jets in 2012, and the principal opposition party alleging a “cover up” by the current National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government when the deal was finally sealed and executed in 2016. Read More

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No info on suicide of vendors, businessmen due to Covid: Centre

Compared to 2019, deaths by suicide among the business community in 2020 increased 29%. Suicides among tradespeople, meanwhile, increased from 2,906 in 2019 to 4,356 in 2020 — a 49.9% jump, as per the official data
The latest NCRB 2020 report, released in September 2021, said as many as 11,716 businessmen died by suicide in 2020. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The latest NCRB 2020 report, released in September 2021, said as many as 11,716 businessmen died by suicide in 2020. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 09:40 AM IST
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ByMalavika Murali

Bihar private schools told to make arrangement for online classes

Following the government’s instruction, Private Schools and Children Welfare Association (PSCWA) has already asked all its associated schools to follow the preventative measures
Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC) issued a notification on Sunday evening, instructing heads of all private schools to make arrangement for online classes (HT Photo/Representative use)
Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC) issued a notification on Sunday evening, instructing heads of all private schools to make arrangement for online classes (HT Photo/Representative use)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 09:28 AM IST
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Parliament LIVE: Adjournment motion notice in LS over reports of Chinese village

Parliament winter session: The season has, thus far, been marred by opposition protests over issues such as the repeal of farm laws, suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs and civilian killings in Nagaland.
Parliament complex in Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Parliament complex in Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 09:24 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

'Small spurt': Koo co-founder on platform's growth amid Twitter spat

Homegrown micro-blogging platform Koo's user base has touched about 15 million now, with five million users added in the last quarter, its co-founder Aprameya Radhakrishna said. Speaking to hindustantimes.com, he talked about data localisation and other issues.
Aprameya Radhkrishna said that Koo was launched in March 2020 in Kannada from Mandya.
Aprameya Radhkrishna said that Koo was launched in March 2020 in Kannada from Mandya.
Published on Dec 07, 2021 08:55 AM IST
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ByAmit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

4 states, Delhi have Omicron cases in India, highest number in Maharashtra

The Omicron variant first emerged in southern Africa late last month. The scientists there identified the fast-spreading strain in one of the samples taken from Botswana. Since then, Omicron has spread to two dozen countries.
A healthcare worker collects a swab sample of a man for Covid-19 test in wake of the new variant Omicron, in Mumbai on Monday.(ANI Photo)
A healthcare worker collects a swab sample of a man for Covid-19 test in wake of the new variant Omicron, in Mumbai on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 07:48 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC to hear case of premature release of convicts

The petition for premature release was filed back in 2016 by 46-year-old AG Perarivalan, one of the convicts in the case.
Supreme Court (File Photo)
Supreme Court (File Photo)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 07:31 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Jawad-induced rain damages crops in Odisha, West Bengal

Even though the cyclone lost its steam while still over the Bay of Bengal, it triggered heavy rains it coastal districts of both the states. The cyclone weakened into a low-pressure by Monday and was expected to move towards Bangladesh, while weakening further, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Though Cyclone Jawad weakened into a low-pressure, it triggered heavy rainfall in the southern districts of West Bengal, particularly those in the coastal regions, since Saturday.(ANI file photo)
Though Cyclone Jawad weakened into a low-pressure, it triggered heavy rainfall in the southern districts of West Bengal, particularly those in the coastal regions, since Saturday.(ANI file photo)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 06:58 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata/bhubaneswar

Shutters of Kerala's Idukki dam opened after Tamil Nadu's Mullaperiyar move

There is high alert in Idukki and Pathanamthitta districts due to the opening of the gates of the Cheruthoni dam. This was necessitated due to Tamil Nadu's move to open the shutters of the Mullaperiyar dam. The Kerala government said that it will move Supreme Court over the issue.
The Cheruthoni Dam in Kerala's Idukki district.(AFP File Photo)
The Cheruthoni Dam in Kerala's Idukki district.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 06:41 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Supreme Court tells army to reinstate 12 women officers

The court declared them eligible for permanent commission (PC) and directed the army to deem them to be in continuous service without break in order to protect their financial and other service benefits.
The SC judgment of March 25 laid common benchmarks for grant of PC to WSSCOs vis-à-vis their male counterparts.
The SC judgment of March 25 laid common benchmarks for grant of PC to WSSCOs vis-à-vis their male counterparts.
Published on Dec 07, 2021 06:40 AM IST
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ByAbraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Live: India reports 6,822 new Covid-19 cases, 220 deaths in last 24 hours

  • Breaking news updates December 7, 2021: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
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Updated on Dec 07, 2021 09:44 AM IST
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PM to gift 3 mega projects to Gorakhpur today; includes fertiliser plant, AIIMS

The Gorakhpur fertiliser plant, worth 8,603 crore, will produce 12.7 lakh metric tons of neem-coated urea per year, according to officials. The project is expected to not only bring prosperity to farmers’ lives but also create 20,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities for youths.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that Prime Minister Modi will make eastern UP's “dream of development come true” with these three mega projects. 
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that Prime Minister Modi will make eastern UP's “dream of development come true” with these three mega projects. 
Published on Dec 07, 2021 06:00 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Sikkim Global Film Festival, scheduled to start from Dec 10, postponed

Sikkim chief minister Prem Singh Tamang decided to put off the Sikkim Global Film Festival, said a statement by the state information department
The decision to defer the Sikkim Global Film Festival came a week after Sikkim barred entry of foreigners due to Covid-19 (Facebook/SikkimFilmBoard/)
The decision to defer the Sikkim Global Film Festival came a week after Sikkim barred entry of foreigners due to Covid-19 (Facebook/SikkimFilmBoard/)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 01:17 AM IST
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Assam journalist booked on sedition charges for article released on PR bond

Assam journalist Anirban Roy Choudhury was released on Personal Recognizance (PR) bond by the Silchar police after being questioned for an hour.
Assam journalist Anirban Roy Choudhury was questioned for an hour about his controversial article that led the police to book him under sedition charges on a complaint from a businessman (Sourced)
Assam journalist Anirban Roy Choudhury was questioned for an hour about his controversial article that led the police to book him under sedition charges on a complaint from a businessman (Sourced)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 01:00 AM IST
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ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Expert panel meet on booster shots, jabs for under 18 remains inconclusive

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI), the central government’s expert panel on immunisation, “has not made any recommendations” on any of the issues, a government official said
A healthcare worker collects a swab sample of a man for Covid-19 testing in wake of the new variant Omicron, at Veer Savarkar Road, in Mumbai on Monday. (ANI)
A healthcare worker collects a swab sample of a man for Covid-19 testing in wake of the new variant Omicron, at Veer Savarkar Road, in Mumbai on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 07:15 AM IST
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Kerala gag order on officials kicks up row; minister denies

State health services director Dr VR Raju had issued a directive on Saturday making it mandatory for all health officials, especially district medical officers, to take permission from the health directorate before talking to the media
Kerala has, so far, reported 5,157,369 cases (PTI)
Kerala has, so far, reported 5,157,369 cases (PTI)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:57 AM IST
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