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  • Nov 12, 2021 10:31 PM IST

    Amit Shah offers prayers at Kaal Bhairav temple in Varanasi

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah offers prayers at Kaal Bhairav temple. CM Yogi Adityanath and UP election in-charge and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also present.

  • Nov 12, 2021 10:01 PM IST

    Two arrested in Sonipat murder case granted transit remand to Haryana Police

    Two accused arrested by Special Cell in connection with Sonipat wrestler Nisha's murder case have been granted transit remand to Haryana Police by Delhi court Metropolitan Magistrate.

  • Nov 12, 2021 08:43 PM IST

    2014 Chitrakoot gang rape case: Three convicts sentenced to life imprisonment

    Three convicts, including former UP minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, have been sentenced to life imprisonment and penalised with 2 Lakhs each.

  • Nov 12, 2021 07:19 PM IST

    Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira sent to 7-day ED custody in money laundering case

    Congress leader and former Punjab MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira has been sent to 7-day ED custody in money laundering case.

  • Nov 12, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    Austria plans lockdown for those not vaccinated against Covid-19, reports AFP

    Austria has planned lockdown for those not vaccinated against Covid-19, says chancellor as quoted by AFP.

  • Nov 12, 2021 05:57 PM IST

    Johnson & Johnson splits into two companies; shares jump

    Johnson & Johnson shares jumped after the company said it will break itself up into two public companies, one focused on drugs and medical devices, and the other on consumer products. Read full report

  • Nov 12, 2021 05:43 PM IST

    Saudi Arabia recognises Covishield, lifts quarantine rule for those vaccinated with it

    Saudi Arabia has recognised Covishield vaccine against coronavirus infection for those entering the country. The Saudi Tourism Authority stated that travellers vaccinated with Saudi-approved vaccines need not undergo institutional quarantine.

  • Nov 12, 2021 05:09 PM IST

    Top Maoist leader Prashant Bose, who had bounty of 1 cr on head, held by Jharkhand Police

    Top Maoist leader Prashant Bose alias Kishan Da has been held by Jharkhand Police. He has been nabbed along with his wife, Sheela Marandi - also a senior Maoist leader, police officers said. Prashant had bounty of 1 crore on head. The apprehended couple was being taken to Ranchi for further interrogation.

  • Nov 12, 2021 04:51 PM IST

    Norovirus cases reported in Kerala, 11 students get infected in Wayanad

    At least11 students of a veterinary college in Wayanad, Kerala, have been infected by norovirus.

  • Nov 12, 2021 04:33 PM IST

    Union home minister Amit Shah arrives in Varanasi for pre-poll meeting

    Union home minister Amit Shah has arrived in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh to chair the crucial pre-poll meeting. He is on a two-day visit to Varanasi and Purvanchal.

  • Nov 12, 2021 04:29 PM IST

    At least 3 killed, many wounded in blast at Afghanistan mosque

    At least three people have died in the blast at mosque in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, reported news agency AFP.

  • Nov 12, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    Jammu & Kashmir: 1 terrorist held, grenade recovered in Ganderbal

    One terrorist associate has been apprehended and a grenade has been recovered. Probe underway, said Ganderbal Police.

  • Nov 12, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    Blast at mosque in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, reports AFP

    An explosion took place at a mosque in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, news agency AFP quoted Taliban officials.

  • Nov 12, 2021 03:06 PM IST

    Swift decision to be made regarding women Army officers seeking Permanent Commission, Centre tells SC

    After the Supreme Court cautioned Army of contempt, Centre assures it'll roll out Permanent Commission option to all eligible women Army officers.

    Centre tells SC that swift decision will be made within 10 days with regard to 11 women Army officers who approached SC for Permanent Commission.

  • Nov 12, 2021 02:10 PM IST

    AAP releases first list of 10 candidates for 2022 Punjab Assembly polls

    First list of candidates
    First list of candidates

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has released its first list of 10 candidates for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections. It has fielded 10 of its sitting MLAs.

  • Nov 12, 2021 02:06 PM IST

    Covaxin approved by Bahrain, announces Indian embassy

    Bahrain’s National Health Regulatory Authority approves the emergency use of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin: Embassy of India, Bahrain

  • Nov 12, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    Ex-Maharashtra HM in ED custody till November 15

    Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh send to Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody till 15th of November by a session court.

  • Nov 12, 2021 01:04 PM IST

    Delhi govt imposes fine of 5 lakh on NBCC

    NBCC fined 5 lakh for violating dust-control norms at construction site in east Delhi, says Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai.

  • Nov 12, 2021 01:02 PM IST

    Wrestler Nisha murder case: Main accused held

    Delhi Police Special Cell arrests main accused Pawan and his associate in Sonipat wrestler Nisha's murder case.

  • Nov 12, 2021 12:30 PM IST

    CM Uddhav Thackeray's surgery successful, says Maharashtra CMO

    Surgery performed on chief minister Uddhav Thackeray was successful. Following the cervical spine surgery, the chief minister is in postoperative care and is in stable condition. The surgery was performed by Dr Shekhar Bhojraj at the HN Reliance hospital in Mumbai: Maharashtra CMO

  • Nov 12, 2021 12:10 PM IST

    Congress leader Sachin Pilot arrives at Sonia Gandhi's residence

    Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot reaches interim party president Sonia Gandhi's residence in Delhi to discuss political developments in the state.

  • Nov 12, 2021 11:38 AM IST

    SC adjourns Lakhimapur Kheri violence case to Monday on request made by UP govt

    Supreme Court on the request of Uttar Pradesh government adjourns the hearing for November 15 in the case relating to the October 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri where eight persons, including four farmers, were killed during a farmers' protest. 

  • Nov 12, 2021 11:29 AM IST

    Myanmar court sentences US journalist to 11 years in jail

    A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday sentenced detained US journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison after finding him guilty on several charges including incitement for allegedly spreading false or inflammatory information.

  • Nov 12, 2021 11:26 AM IST

    Home secretary Ajay Bhalla to visit Bengal, likely to meet top BSF officers

    Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla will meet West Bengal chief secretary H K Dwivedi in Kolkata on Friday to discuss pending land acquisition for construction of border fence, road projects, Border Out Posts (BOPs) and Integrated Check Posts (ICPs), people familiar with the matter said. Read More 

  • Nov 12, 2021 11:10 AM IST

    Punjab govt makes Punjabi language complusary in schools

    Punjabi language has been made a compulsory subject for all students from class I to X in Punjab. Schools to be fined up to 2 lakhs for violation. Punjabi is mandatory in offices. Also, Punjabi will be written on top of all the boards in the State, announced chief minister Charanjit S Channi on Friday. 

  • Nov 12, 2021 10:12 AM IST

    Delhi records minimum temperature of the season so far

    Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 12.6 degrees Celsius on Friday, a notch below normal, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

    The city recorded a minimum temperature of 12.6 degrees Celsius, the lowest in the season so far, on Thursday as well.

  • Nov 12, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    India reports 12,516 new cases and 501 deaths

    India reports 12,516 new cases and 501 deaths in the last 24 hours; Active caseload stands at 1,37,416 ( lowest in 267 days), according to the data by Union health ministry.

  • Nov 12, 2021 08:34 AM IST

    ‘Not true’: CDS refutes reports of China building villages on Indian territory

    Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat on Thursday refuted all rumours regarding China building its villages on Indian territory and said that there are no transgressions against the Indian “perception” of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as of yet. Read More

  • Nov 12, 2021 08:09 AM IST

    Covaxin demonstrates 77.8% efficacy against symptomatic Covid-19: Lancet 

    The Lancet peer-review confirms the efficacy analysis of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin.  As per phase-three clinical trials data, Covaxin demonstrates 77.8% efficacy against symptomatic Covid-19. 

  • Nov 12, 2021 08:05 AM IST

    SpaceX capsule with crew of four docks with International Space Station

    A SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts docked with the International Space Station on Thursday, kicking off a six-month stay on the orbiting outpost. Read More 

  • Nov 12, 2021 06:53 AM IST

    Amit Shah in Varanasi today, to hold meetings on upcoming assembly polls

    Union minister and senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Amit Shah is set to visit Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on Friday ahead of the state assembly elections. During the two-day visit, Shah will attend Akhil Bharatiya Rajbhasha Sammelan in Varanasi. He will also hold meetings with BJP office-bearers including state chief minister Yogi Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya.

  • Nov 12, 2021 06:15 AM IST

    Bombay HC to hear today defamation suit filed by Sameer Wankhede's father against Nawab Malik

    The Bombay high court will on Friday hear out the defamation suit filed by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) zonal director Sameer Wankhede's father, Dhyandev, against Maharashtra cabinet minister Nawab Malik in connection with a series of allegations raised by the latter in a sensational drugs bust case, which had high-profile figures like Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aaryan Khan implicated weeks ago. Read More 

  • Nov 12, 2021 05:23 AM IST

    Chennai sinking in the rain

    Torrential showers for the second time in five days pounded Chennai and gale force winds forced authorities to bar incoming flights for seven hours on Thursday as thousands of residents scrambled for high ground and rescue personnel waded through knee-deep water to rescue citizens. Read More 

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5-yr-old’s death: Medical officer, ambulance driver suspended in K’taka

Published on Dec 04, 2022 11:55 PM IST

On Friday, former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy had demanded Sudhakar’s resignation soon after the incident was reported

Health minister K Sudhakar (ANI)
Health minister K Sudhakar (ANI)

Prevent Maha ministers’ entry in state: K’taka intel report amid border dispute

Published on Dec 04, 2022 11:54 PM IST

The Maharashtra government has appointed Chandrakant Patil and Shambhuraj Desai as coordinating ministers for the border issue.

The ministers are scheduled to meet pro-Maharashtra groups in Belagavi district on December 6. (Shutterstock)
The ministers are scheduled to meet pro-Maharashtra groups in Belagavi district on December 6. (Shutterstock)

Private construction banned in Delhi-NCR

Published on Dec 04, 2022 11:53 PM IST

The Air Quality Index (AQI) in the capital was 407 on Sunday, according to the 4pm national bulletin of the Central Pollution Control Board, touching the “severe” category for the first time in a month

A view of skyscrapers engulfed in dense smog amid rising air pollution levels in Greater Noida on Sunday. (Sunil Ghosh /HT Photo)
A view of skyscrapers engulfed in dense smog amid rising air pollution levels in Greater Noida on Sunday. (Sunil Ghosh /HT Photo)

PM to brief leaders on G20 at all-party meet

Published on Dec 04, 2022 11:53 PM IST

The meeting will also get a detailed briefing on the presidency goals for the leaders across party lines before seeking their suggestions

India's G20 logo is projected on the dome of illuminated Humayun’s tomb in Delhi. (AFP)
India's G20 logo is projected on the dome of illuminated Humayun’s tomb in Delhi. (AFP)

50% vote in MCD polls, AAP, BJP trade charges

Published on Dec 04, 2022 11:53 PM IST

These were the first elections since the Union government decided to dissolve Delhi’s erstwhile municipal corporations for the northern, southern and eastern parts of the Capital, and reunified them into a single Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), whittling down the number of wards from 272 to 250 in the process

A man casts his vote in Jamia Nagar on Sunday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
A man casts his vote in Jamia Nagar on Sunday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

The nine ‘Bastar Fighters’ blazing a trail for transgender people

Published on Dec 04, 2022 11:53 PM IST

According to data gathered by the Union ministry of home affairs, 8,527 people have been killed in LWE incidents across India between 2004 and 2021

HT Image
HT Image

Efficient traffic regulation can reduce travelling time: Saleem

Published on Dec 04, 2022 11:52 PM IST

Saleem’s designation will be same as the additional director general of police and a deputy inspector general rank officer will assist him, according to a state government order.

MA Saleem took charge as the special commissioner (traffic) on November 14. (HT)
MA Saleem took charge as the special commissioner (traffic) on November 14. (HT)

DBT merges 14 autonomous bodies under new apex body

Published on Dec 04, 2022 11:49 PM IST

The department of biotechnology has merged 14 autonomous institutions under it into an apex body called the Biotechnology Research and Innovation Council, officials said

A scientist examines COVID-19 infected cells under a microscope during research for a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a laboratory of BIOCAD biotechnology company in Saint Petersburg, Russia May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov (REUTERS)
A scientist examines COVID-19 infected cells under a microscope during research for a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a laboratory of BIOCAD biotechnology company in Saint Petersburg, Russia May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov (REUTERS)

Opposition to seek changes to Competition Bill during Parliament’s winter session

Published on Dec 04, 2022 11:43 PM IST

The Bill, which aims to make changes in the Competition Commission of India (CCI)’s role in mergers and acquisitions, among a raft of other reforms, was introduced in the Lok Sabha during the monsoon session in August

Opposition to seek changes to Competition Bill during Parliament’s winter session
Opposition to seek changes to Competition Bill during Parliament’s winter session

Boost fever, rash surveillance: Govt to states as measles surges

Published on Dec 04, 2022 11:37 PM IST

As cases of measles are rising in certain parts of the country, the central government has directed affected states to strengthen fever and rash surveillance, according to people familiar with the matter.

Mumbai: A health worker creates awareness about measles during a survey inside a slum following death of children due to the outbreak of the disease at Dharavi, in Mumbai, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (PTI Photo) (PTI12_03_2022_000180B) (PTI)
Mumbai: A health worker creates awareness about measles during a survey inside a slum following death of children due to the outbreak of the disease at Dharavi, in Mumbai, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (PTI Photo) (PTI12_03_2022_000180B) (PTI)

‘Have nowhere to go’: Muslim voters in Gujarat rue a lack of options

Published on Dec 04, 2022 11:37 PM IST

While the BJP has not fielded a Muslim candidate for the assembly polls since 1998, the Congress has given tickets to six Muslim candidates, and the AAP to three. The AIMIM has the highest number of Muslim candidates at 11.

Polling official carry election related materials, and electronic voting Machine (EVM) as they leave from a dispatch centre a day ahead of the second phase of Gujarat state assembly elections in Ahmedabad. (AFP)
Polling official carry election related materials, and electronic voting Machine (EVM) as they leave from a dispatch centre a day ahead of the second phase of Gujarat state assembly elections in Ahmedabad. (AFP)

6th Vande Bharat train to be inaugurated on December 11

Updated on Dec 04, 2022 11:34 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the sixth semi-high speed Vande Bharat train in the country — to be operated on the Bilaspur (Chattisgarh)-Nagpur (Maharashtra) route — on December 11

Chennai, Nov 07 (ANI): Mysore Vande Bharat Express Trial run started from Chennai MG Ramachandran Central Railway station, on Monday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Chennai, Nov 07 (ANI): Mysore Vande Bharat Express Trial run started from Chennai MG Ramachandran Central Railway station, on Monday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)

India’s merchandise imports from three of top 10 trade partners dip

Published on Dec 04, 2022 11:31 PM IST

New Delhi: India’s merchandise imports from three out of top 10 trade partners contracted year-on-year in October – about 10% from China at $7

India’s merchandise imports from three of top 10 trade partners dip
India’s merchandise imports from three of top 10 trade partners dip

Kharge calls for ‘top to bottom’ accountability at Congress steering committee meeting

Published on Dec 04, 2022 11:29 PM IST

In his first meeting of the steering committee as party chief, Kharge set tasks for the senior leadership, demanded more young people at the ground level

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi being felicitated by party leader KC Venugopal with Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge during the party's Steering Committee meeting, at AICC HQ in New Delhi. (HT)
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi being felicitated by party leader KC Venugopal with Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge during the party's Steering Committee meeting, at AICC HQ in New Delhi. (HT)

G20 Sherpas meet to shape agenda of India’s presidency

Published on Dec 04, 2022 11:28 PM IST

Top officials of the world’s 20 largest economies will begin two days of deliberations in Udaipur on Monday to shape the agenda for India’s G20 presidency

Udaipur, Dec 04 (ANI): G20 Sherpa of India, Amitabh Kant with the delegates witness a display of Jal Sanjhia, at the 1st G20 Sherpas Meet, in Udaipur on Sunday. Jal Sanjhi is a centuries-old temple art form where water becomes the artist’s canvas usually made to honor Lord Krishna during the festival of Navratri. (ANI Photo) (Ishant)
Udaipur, Dec 04 (ANI): G20 Sherpa of India, Amitabh Kant with the delegates witness a display of Jal Sanjhia, at the 1st G20 Sherpas Meet, in Udaipur on Sunday. Jal Sanjhi is a centuries-old temple art form where water becomes the artist’s canvas usually made to honor Lord Krishna during the festival of Navratri. (ANI Photo) (Ishant)
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