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  • Oct 19, 2021 11:12 PM IST

    ‘Situation in Garhwal is almost under control, Char Dham to resume from Wednesday' says DGP

    Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar said the "situation in Garhwal is almost under control, routes have been reopened & 'Char Dham Yatra' will be resumed from tomorrow", reported ANI.

  • Oct 19, 2021 10:38 PM IST

    Plane crash in Texas, all 21 on aboard survive

  • Oct 19, 2021 10:12 PM IST

    Amarinder Singh says he will launch his own party soon

    Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh told PTI that he will launch his own political party soon. Singh, a Congress veteran, was replaced by Charanjit Singh Channi, following which a war of words ensued between him and other party members. 

  • Oct 19, 2021 08:52 PM IST

    PM Modi extends condolences to those who died in Uttarakhand rainfall

  • Oct 19, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    Death toll due to rain rises to 34 in Uttarakhand

    Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said 34 people have lost their lives due to rain related incidents in the state and five are feared missing, reported ANI.

  • Oct 19, 2021 07:24 PM IST

    Russia orders first Covid-19 restrictions in Moscow since summer

  • Oct 19, 2021 07:01 PM IST

    22 people have died due to recent heavy rain in Uttarakhand

  • Oct 19, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    Nira Radia, her sister summoned in alleged Yes Bank siphoning case

    Lobbyist Nira Radia and her sister have been summoned by Delhi Police in connection with an alleged siphoning off a 300 crore Yes Bank loan.

  • Oct 19, 2021 05:47 PM IST

    12 arrested for attempting fraudulent withdrawal from NRI account

    DCP Delhi said 12 people, including three HDFC Bank employees, were arrested for attempting a fraudulent with account from an NRI account, reported ANI.

  • Oct 19, 2021 05:14 PM IST

    Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra file defamation suit against Sherlyn Chopra

    Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra have reportedly filed a 50 crore defamation suit against actress Sherlyn Chopra, reported ANI. Chopra had filed a complaint against Shetty and Kundra alleging sexual harassment, cheating, and criminal intimidation. 

  • Oct 19, 2021 04:42 PM IST

    Bengal VHP writes to Bangladesh deputy high commissioner over 'violence on Hindu community'

    Bengal unit of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) wrote to the deputy high commissioner of Bangladesh in Kolkata on Tuesday over the recent “violence” against the Hindu diaspora there, reported ANI.

  • Oct 19, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    6 people from Gujarat stranded in Badrinath & Kedarnath, says minister 

    6 people from Gujarat are currently stranded in Badrinath and Kedarnath and due to incessant rainfall rescue helicopters cannot reach them, state disaster management minister told ANI on Tuesday.

  • Oct 19, 2021 03:45 PM IST

    200 people stuck in Uttarakhand resort evacuated

    200 people stuck in Lemon Tree resort along Ranikhet-Ramnagar route have been evacuated in Uttarakhand, news agency ANI said citing DGP Ashok Kumar. 

  • Oct 19, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    Nainital flash flood death toll reaches 17, many feared missing

    Death toll in Nainital flash flood reached 17 on Tuesday, and many more people are feared missing. Nainital was cut off from the rest of the state with three roads leading to the popular tourist spot blocked due to a series of landslides.

  • Oct 19, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    Uttarakhand CM conducts aerial survey of flood hit areas 

    Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami conducted an aerial survey of flood hit areas on Tuesday. “Did an aerial survey of the areas affected by excessive rain and reached Rudraprayag to take stock of the damage caused by the disaster. Instructions have been given to the administration to extend all possible help to the people affected by the disaster,” he tweeted.

  • Oct 19, 2021 02:52 PM IST

    MoS health visits Serum Institute of India in Pune

  • Oct 19, 2021 01:42 PM IST

    Congress to field 40% women candidates in UP assembly polls

    40% of Congress' candidates for the upcoming UP assembly elections will be women, announces Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. 

  • Oct 19, 2021 01:15 PM IST

    Babul Supriyo resigns as Lok Sabha MP

    Former Union minister Babul Supriyo meets Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in Delhi, formally resigns as MP.

  • Oct 19, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    Delhi woman stabbed to death allegedly by jilted lover

    22-year-old woman stabbed to death by a man, who is suspected to be her jilted lover, in Bindapur area of Dwarka district.

  • Oct 19, 2021 12:18 PM IST

    ‘My heart is heavy as I began my political career with the BJP’

    My heart is heavy as I began my political career with the BJP. I thank PM Modi and home minister Amit Shah for showing confidence in in me. I left politics wholeheartedly. I thought that if I'm not a part of the party, I shouldn't keep seat for myself: Babul Supriyo after meeting Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

  • Oct 19, 2021 11:50 AM IST

    India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage tops 99 crore

    “We are at 99 crores. Go for it India, continue to rapidly march towards our milestone of 100 crore #COVID19 vaccinations,” tweets Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

  • Oct 19, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    Planning 1-day protest for victims of violence in Bangladesh, says ISKCON

    Protests are going in many parts of the world. We are planning a one-day protest and prayer meetings for the victims in Bangladesh, on 23rd October, all over the world (in almost 150 countries) at all ISKCON centers and also at different locations: Radharamn Das, vice president, ISKCON, Kolkata

  • Oct 19, 2021 10:53 AM IST

    NCP leader Eknath Khadse's wife appears before ED

    Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Eknath Khadse's wife Mandakini Khadse appears before Enforcement Directorate for inquiry in a case related to Pune land scam.

  • Oct 19, 2021 10:23 AM IST

    NIA to probe J&K civilian killings

    National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take over probe in killings of civilians in Kashmir, will look at "larger conspiracy."

  • Oct 19, 2021 09:58 AM IST

    PM Modi speaks to Uttarakhand CM over rain situation

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and state minister Ajay Bhatt, and takes stock of the situation there due to heavy rains.

  • Oct 19, 2021 09:15 AM IST

    India records 13,058 new Covid-19 cases and 164 deaths

    India's Covid-19 tally reaches 34,094,373 with 13,058 new Covid-19 cases. Toll at 452,454 with 164 fresh fatalities. In the last 24 hours, Kerala reported 6,676 new cases and 60 deaths.

  • Oct 19, 2021 08:50 AM IST

    PM Modi extends greetings on Eid-e-Milad

    “Milad-un-Nabi greetings. Let there be peace and prosperity all around. May the virtues of kindness and brotherhood always prevail. Eid Mubarak!” tweets Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Oct 19, 2021 08:10 AM IST

    President Kovind greets nation on Eid-e-Milad

    Good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers & sisters on Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Let us take inspiration from Prophet’s life and ideals and work for the prosperity of society and promotion of peace and harmony in the country: President Ram Nath Kovind

  • Oct 19, 2021 07:40 AM IST

    Owaisi takes jibe at PM Modi over upcoming India-Pakistan match

    PM Modi never speaks on two things: rise in petrol and diesel prices and China sitting in our territory in Ladakh. He is afraid of speaking on China. Our nine soldiers died in J&K, but on October 24 India-Pakistan T20 match will happen: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, in Hyderabad

  • Oct 19, 2021 06:58 AM IST

    North Korea fires ‘unidentified' projectile: Report

    North Korea fires 'unidentified projectile', reports AFP citing South Korean military.

  • Oct 19, 2021 06:27 AM IST

    US special envoy for Afghanistan resigns

    Zalmay Khalilzad, the US' special representative for Afghanistan, steps down. Thomas West to succeed Khalilzad, announces secretary of state Antony Blinken.

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Rahul Gandhi’s group photo signals a new Goa alliance. It also hurts the TMC

Vijay Sardesai’s Goa Forward party and Goa’s independent MLA Prasad Gaonkar were seen prepping to ally with Trinamool Congress during West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s Goa visit in October.
Goa Forward MLA Vinod Palyekar (Left to Right), Goa Forward chief Vijay Sardesai, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Goa independent MLA Prasad Gaonkar, Congress’s Goa in-charge Dinesh Gundu Rao and leader of opposition in Goa assembly Digambar Kamat after their meeting in Delhi (ANI)
Goa Forward MLA Vinod Palyekar (Left to Right), Goa Forward chief Vijay Sardesai, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Goa independent MLA Prasad Gaonkar, Congress’s Goa in-charge Dinesh Gundu Rao and leader of opposition in Goa assembly Digambar Kamat after their meeting in Delhi (ANI)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 02:07 AM IST
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ByGerard de Souza

Orissa HC appoints retired judge to oversee probe into school teacher’s murder

The Orissa high court asked for a status report from the Odisha government on the police investigation so far into the school teacher Mamita Meher’s murder, and fixed December 3 as the next date of hearing of her father’s petition.
The Orissa high court assigned retired district judge ABS Naidu to supervise the Odisha Police probe into school teacher Mamita Meher’s murder, allegedly by her employer
The Orissa high court assigned retired district judge ABS Naidu to supervise the Odisha Police probe into school teacher Mamita Meher’s murder, allegedly by her employer
Published on Dec 01, 2021 01:32 AM IST
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ByDebabrata Mohanty

After BJP’s spectacular win in Tripura civic polls, CPM’s Manik Sarkar hits back

The ruling BJP got a whopping 59.01% votes in the elections held on November 25, leaving the CPM and Trinamool Congress squabbling about the second slot. Manik Sarkar said his party didn’t accept the election results
CPIM Politbureau member Manik Sarkar said it would have been difficult to walk on the streets in Tripura if 81.5% of the people had voted in the civic body elections as claimed by the State Election Commission. (PTI)
CPIM Politbureau member Manik Sarkar said it would have been difficult to walk on the streets in Tripura if 81.5% of the people had voted in the civic body elections as claimed by the State Election Commission. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 05:37 AM IST
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ByPriyanka Deb Barman

Chase by drug peddler caused crash that killed former Miss Kerala: Kochi top cop

The special investigation team on Tuesday submitted a report in the court, saying if there were no chase, all three would have been alive
Ansi Kabeer, a resident of Attingal in Thiruvananthapuram, was crowned Miss Kerala in 2019. She and her friend and runner up in Miss Kerala 2019 Anjana Shajan died in a road accident on November 1. (HT photo)
Ansi Kabeer, a resident of Attingal in Thiruvananthapuram, was crowned Miss Kerala in 2019. She and her friend and runner up in Miss Kerala 2019 Anjana Shajan died in a road accident on November 1. (HT photo)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 01:10 AM IST
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BJP forms 13-member body to strengthen base in Andhra

The committee comprises BJP state party president Somu Veerraju, former president Kanna Laxminarayana, party national general secretary Daggubati Purandeshwari, Rajya Sabha members T G Venkatesh, C M Ramesh, Y S Chowdary and GVL Narasimha Rao, party secretary Satya Kumar, former MLC P V N Madhav and senior leaders Madhukar, Nimmaka Jayaraj, Relangai Sridevi and Chandra Mouli.
Sunil Deodhar is a special invitee, along with BJP in-charge of Andhra affairs Muralidharan and Shiva Prakash, in the core committee of BJP in Andhra Pradesh (Agencies)
Sunil Deodhar is a special invitee, along with BJP in-charge of Andhra affairs Muralidharan and Shiva Prakash, in the core committee of BJP in Andhra Pradesh (Agencies)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 01:09 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Hyderabad

Heavy rainfall continues in Chennai, over 20k in relief camps

Thoothukudi district administration issued a flood warning on Tuesday to people living along the banks of the Thamirabarani river due to sudden inflow of water from other dams of nearly 40,000-50,000 cusecs
Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services (TNFRS) team evacuates a family from a flood-affected area following heavy rains at Periyar Nagar near Chennai, Monday. (PTI)
Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services (TNFRS) team evacuates a family from a flood-affected area following heavy rains at Periyar Nagar near Chennai, Monday. (PTI)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 01:05 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Chennai

Centre forms panel to revisit 8 lakh income limit for EWS quota

On Thursday, the Centre informed the Supreme Court that it had taken a “considered decision” to revisit the “criteria” for determining EWS to provide them reservation.
The 10% EWS quota was introduced under the 103rd Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2019 which is under challenge before a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court. (HT PHOTO)
The 10% EWS quota was introduced under the 103rd Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2019 which is under challenge before a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 01:03 AM IST
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Kerala govt protests RBI’s directives on co-operatives

Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who sat on a dharna outside the Raj Bhawan on Tuesday, said, “The RBI’s latest move is aimed at crippling the co-operative sector. Since co-operative sector is a state subject it is another attack on federal structure of the country. We will not allow this to happen.”
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan addresses a protest meet, organised by Left Democratic Front, in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. (PTI)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan addresses a protest meet, organised by Left Democratic Front, in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. (PTI)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 01:02 AM IST
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Maoist party expels former central committee member

A book written by 70-year-old Ghandy – Fractured Freedom: A Prison Memoir — after his release from jail in 2019 clearly revealed that the Maoist ideologue had completely “given up his ideology and chosen an idealistic path”, Abhay, spokesperson of the banned outfit’s central committee, said in a statement.
Kobad Ghandy was looking after the international affairs of the Maoist outfit and held meetings with Nepalese Maoist leader Prachanda and others. (File)
Kobad Ghandy was looking after the international affairs of the Maoist outfit and held meetings with Nepalese Maoist leader Prachanda and others. (File)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 01:02 AM IST
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BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad

Karnataka: 13 students of govt hostel, 7 of medical college test Covid +ve

After the detection of positive cases, the Morarji Desai hostel of Guramaranahalli village in Channarayapatna taluk of Hassan and Chamarajanagar Medical Sciences Institute have been sealed off by the authorities
Following detection of Covid cases on campuses, Karnataka has stepped up screening along the Kerala and Tamil Nadu borders. (PTI)
Following detection of Covid cases on campuses, Karnataka has stepped up screening along the Kerala and Tamil Nadu borders. (PTI)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 01:01 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Bengaluru

Karnataka government mandates RT-PCR test and quarantine for int’l passengers

Covid’s new variant, the Omicron virus, has been found in 12 countries across the world and to prevent this variant, all necessary precautionary measures are being taken in the state, Karnataka health minister KS Sudhakar said, answering a specific questions on the variant.
Even those international passengers who test negative will have to undergo home quarantine. (AP)
Even those international passengers who test negative will have to undergo home quarantine. (AP)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 12:59 AM IST
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Contacts of two South African nationals test -ve for Covid: Karnataka minister

Two travellers from South Africa tested positive for Covid-19 in Bengaluru and their samples have been sent for genome sequencing to determine the variant. Officials said they tested positive for Covid during the RT-PCR tests conducted at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA).
Karnataka health minister K Sudhakar on Monday had said the sample of one of the South African nationals, who tested positive for Covid-19, is ‘different from the Delta variant. (Agencies)
Karnataka health minister K Sudhakar on Monday had said the sample of one of the South African nationals, who tested positive for Covid-19, is ‘different from the Delta variant. (Agencies)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 12:59 AM IST
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ByArun Dev, Bengaluru

Approached by Centre to join panel proposed by PM Modi: SKM

Farm unions may decide to participate in the committee if it is a “concrete” step towards guaranteeing prices of agricultural produce, farm leader Gurnam Singh Charuni said on Tuesday.
Protesting farmers raise their hands and shout slogans during a protest in New Delhi on November 29. (Bloomberg)
Protesting farmers raise their hands and shout slogans during a protest in New Delhi on November 29. (Bloomberg)
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 05:29 AM IST
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Seven lose vision in one eye after cataract surgery in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur

A team has been constituted to probe the matter, Muzaffarpur district magistrate Pranav Kumar said.
The matter came to light after one eye of each of the seven patients had to be removed owing to panophthalmitis (severe eye infection) after they underwent the surgery at Muzaffarpur Eye Hospital. (Representational image)
The matter came to light after one eye of each of the seven patients had to be removed owing to panophthalmitis (severe eye infection) after they underwent the surgery at Muzaffarpur Eye Hospital. (Representational image)
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 05:30 AM IST
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BySandeep Bhaskar, Muzaffarpur / Bettiah

Row after empty liquor bottles found in Bihar assembly complex

The Bihar government led by Nitish Kumar of Janata Dal (United) faced criticism on Tuesday after empty liquor bottles were recovered in legislature premises of the state assembly
Empty bottles of liquor outside Bihar Assembly premises in Patna on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT photo)
Empty bottles of liquor outside Bihar Assembly premises in Patna on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT photo)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 12:45 AM IST
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