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SEP 15, 2021 11:05 PM IST
Over 80% of eligible population in Kerala given 1st Covid vaccine dose: CM
More than 80% of Kerala’s vaccine-eligible population have been administered with the first dose, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday, adding 32% of the eligible population has received both doses. Read more
SEP 15, 2021 09:59 PM IST
TMC MP Arpita Ghosh resigns from Rajya Sabha
Trinamool Congress MP Arpita Ghosh has resigned from the Rajya Sabha and hear resignation has been accepted by the chairman of the House.
SEP 15, 2021 09:51 PM IST
Delhi reports 57 new Covid-19 cases, zero deaths, 53 discharges
The national capital's caseload of the coronavirus disease climbed to 1,438,345 on Wednesday after 57 new cases, zero deaths and 53 discharges were seen in th e last 24 hours, according to the health department's bulletin.
SEP 15, 2021 09:07 PM IST
Bengal BJP MP Arjun Singh’s armed security cover upgraded to ‘Z’ category
The Centre on Wednesday upgraded the armed security cover of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from West Bengal Arjun Singh from ‘Y’ category to ‘Z’ category, following the recent incidents of bombing outside his house ‘Majdoor Bhavan’ at the North 24 Parganas district of the state. Read more
SEP 15, 2021 08:23 PM IST
Indian-origin Rishi Sunak retains role as finance minister in UK cabinet reshuffle
UK finance minister Rishi Sunak will remain in his job, Boris Johnson's office said on Wednesday, as the PM reshuffled his cabinet of senior ministers.
SEP 15, 2021 08:02 PM IST
President Kovind to visit Himachal Pradesh from Sept 16-19
President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Himachal Pradesh from September 16 to 19 during which he will address the special session of the state assembly, a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
SEP 15, 2021 07:08 PM IST
US President Joe Biden invites CEOs, business leaders to discuss vaccine mandates
United States President Joe Biden on Wednesday invited CEOs and business leaders to discuss Covid-19 vaccine mandates. The meeting comes after Biden announced last week that the Labor Department is working to require that business with 100 or more employees order their workers to be fully vaccinated or submit a negative Covid-19 test report at least weekly.
SEP 15, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Kerala's Covid tally goes up again with 17,681 new cases
After seeing a little over 15,000 cases for the past two days, Kerala's daily tally of Covid-19 went up again on Wednesday as 17,681 cases were recorded, taking the cumulative figures to 4,424,046.
SEP 15, 2021 06:18 PM IST
PM Modi, VP Naidu, LS Speaker Om Birla jointly launch ‘Sansad TV’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla jointly launched the Sansad TV on Wednesday.
SEP 15, 2021 06:03 PM IST
Afghanistan's central bank recovers $12.3 million cash from former govt officials
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has submitted cash found at the residence of Amrullah Saleh, the first vice-president of the previous government and a number of previous high ranking government officials, to the Da Afghanistan Bank, an official statement said on Wednesday.
SEP 15, 2021 05:47 PM IST
Tata Sons submits financial bid for Air India
A Tata Sons spokesperson told Hindustan Times on Wednesday that the company has submitted a financial bid for Air India.
SEP 15, 2021 05:30 PM IST
Air India disinvestment process in concluding stage
The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM), informed on Wednesday that Air India's disinvestment process is in the concluding stage after transaction adviser received bids. The deadline for the submission of the bids was today.
SEP 15, 2021 04:59 PM IST
UK PM Boris Johnson to reshuffle cabinet: Report
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will carry out a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, a government source told news agency AFP, after questions over the performance of some of his ministers.
The changes would "put in place a strong a united team to build back better from the pandemic", the source said
SEP 15, 2021 04:35 PM IST
Iran resumes regular flights to Kabul airport
Iran has resumed regular flights to the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan's Kabul, news agency AFP reported on Wednesday citing state media.
SEP 15, 2021 03:54 PM IST
Swearing-in of Guj CM Bhupendra Patel's new cabinet on Thursday
The swearing-in of Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel's new cabinet will take place on Thursday at 1.30pm, according to the chief minister's office (CMO).
SEP 15, 2021 03:37 PM IST
Uttarakhand assembly polls: AAP announces SS Kaler as candidate against CM Pushkar Singh Dhami
The Aam Aadmi Party announced on Tuesday that its leader SS Kaler will contest the upcoming assembly elections in Uttarakhand against state chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. Kaler, who was serving as AAP's Uttarakhand chief till now, resigned from the post in order to fight the elections.
SEP 15, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Govt approves PLI scheme for auto, drone and auto-component industries: Union minister Thakur
Union minister Anurag Thakur announced on Wednesday that the Centre has approved production linked incentive (PLI) scheme for auto industry, auto-component industry, drone industry to enhance the country's manufacturing capabilities.
SEP 15, 2021 02:59 PM IST
Most Covid deaths in Dharavi among people aged above 50
Between April 2020 -- when Covid-19 first broke out in Dharavi -- and June 2021, this Mumbai slum reported 717 deaths due to the infection, over 80% of which were among people above the age of 50. Read more
SEP 15, 2021 02:23 PM IST
Delhi earned 41% less revenue last year due to Covid, says Dy CM
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday that the national capital earned 41 per cent less revenue last year due to the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. While, 23 per cent less revenue was earned in the current financial year, Sisodia added.
SEP 15, 2021 01:46 PM IST
West Bengal reports sharpest spike in crime against children in 3 years: NCRB
West Bengal recorded the sharpest spike in crime against children in the last three years, says the latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
SEP 15, 2021 01:22 PM IST
Restrictions in West Bengal extended up to 30th Sept
The state government in West Bengal extended restrictions and relaxations till September 30. All outdoor activities, including movement of people and vehicles shall be strictly prohibited between 11 pm-5 am except for health services, law & order, essential commodities and other emergency services.
SEP 15, 2021 01:12 PM IST
Dr Reddy’s Labs gets approval for phase 3 trials of Sputnik Light in India
India’s drugs regulator has granted permission to Dr Reddy’s Laboratories to conduct phase 3 clinical trials for Sputnik Light, the single dose and first component of the Russian made Sputnik V vaccine against Coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
SEP 15, 2021 12:48 PM IST
South Korea says it has carried out its first underwater-launched missile test
South Korea says it has carried out its first underwater-launched missile test.
SEP 15, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Diwali firecrackers banned in Delhi this year again over pollution concerns, says Arvind Kejriwal
"Just like last year, there will be a complete ban on storage, sale, and bursting of all kinds of firecrackers this year too, in wake of the situation of pollution in Delhi during Diwali in the last three years," tweets Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
SEP 15, 2021 12:05 PM IST
Lt Gurmit Singh sworn-in as new Governor of Uttarakhand
Lieutenant General (retd) Gurmit Singh, sworn-in as the new Governor of Uttarakhand. The oath of office was administered to Singh by the chief justice of the Uttarakhand High Court Justice RS Chauhan at Raj Bhawan.
SEP 15, 2021 12:03 PM IST
India inoculated ‘highest’ number of people with Covid vaccine 1st dose: Govt
India has inoculated the highest number of beneficiaries with their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in the world, the Union health ministry said, adding that with about 60.7% of the adult population in the country have received at least the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Read More
SEP 15, 2021 11:41 AM IST
Excess rainfall in September result of climate change in Odisha, say experts
While rains in Odisha over the last 3 days have broken most records amid excess rainfall in 11 districts following a low pressure area over Bay of Bengal, experts are concerned over climate change-induced weather-pattern shifts adversely affecting the state’s agriculture. Read More
SEP 15, 2021 11:24 AM IST
Glenmark concludes post-marketing surveillance study on Favipiravir
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announced that they have concluded post-marketing surveillance (PMS) study on Favipiravir (FabiFlu) in over 1000 Covid-19 patients, findings reinforce the drug’s safety and efficacy in real-world settings.
SEP 15, 2021 11:17 AM IST
China tells Taliban it will not interfere in Afghanistan’s internal affairs
China has assured the Taliban government in Afghanistan that Beijing respects its sovereignty and territorial integrity and will not interfere in its internal affairs.
SEP 15, 2021 10:57 AM IST
With Pakistan monkey off their backs, India-US ties are poised for a new beginning
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Joe Biden at White House later this month, both the countries will have shed the monkey called Pakistan off their backs as American direct engagement with Af-Pak region has ended since erstwhile Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in the winter of 1979.
SEP 15, 2021 09:40 AM IST
Pune gang-rape case: 1 more accused has been arrested from Thane
One more accused has been arrested from Thane in connection with a case of gang rape of a minor girl. The arrested accused has been sent to police custody for 7 days, informes Pune City Police in Maharashtra. A total of 17 persons has been arrested so far in this case.
SEP 15, 2021 09:33 AM IST
India records 27,176 new Covid-19 cases, nearly 7% higher than yesterday
India's Covid-19 was increased by 27,176 on Wednesda. The number of daily deaths was at 284 and the death toll now stands at 443,497. The tally has reached 33,316,755.
SEP 15, 2021 09:28 AM IST
Markets open in green in the opening session
Sensex rises 64.24 points to 58,311.33 in opening session; Nifty advances 22.05 points to 17,402.05.
SEP 15, 2021 09:24 AM IST
North Korea fired unidentified projectile: Reports
North Korea fired an unidentified projectile in the east, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
SEP 15, 2021 09:16 AM IST
California votes against recalling Democratic governor: US networks
California's Democratic governor roundly defeated a Republican-led recall effort, US networks predicted Tuesday. With more than 60 percent of the statewide votes tallied, CNN and NBC both said Gavin Newsom had prevailed with around two-thirds of voters supporting the incumbent.
SEP 15, 2021 09:07 AM IST
Light rains likely to continue in parts of in Delhi-NCR today, says IMD
Light, patchy rains are likely to continue in parts of Delhi and NCR on Wednesday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Read More
SEP 15, 2021 08:44 AM IST
Depression over north Chhattisgarh weakens into low pressure area
The depression over north Chhattisgarh and adjoining East MP weakened into a well-marked low pressure area over northeast Madhya Pradesh and adjoining region at 5:30 am. To move west-northwestwards across north MP and weaken gradually: IMD
SEP 15, 2021 08:29 AM IST
2 die in Bengaluru in a road mishap
A man and a woman travelling on a bike died on the spot in Bengaluru after being hit by a speeding car on the Electronics City flyover. A case has been registered, informs Bengaluru Traffic Police
SEP 15, 2021 08:01 AM IST
China's economy weakened further in August in wake of strict Covid-19 curbs
China's factory output, retail sales growth slow significantly as economy weakens amid Covid-19 curbs, reports Bloomberg
SEP 15, 2021 07:19 AM IST
21 active cases of dengue in Ghaziabad
In Ghaziabad, there are 21 active cases of dengue, out of which one patient is admitted to the district hospital & the rest are in private hospitals. On an average, 5 cases are detected daily. No patient is in serious condition, informs chief medical officer Dr Bhavtosh Shankhdhar.
SEP 15, 2021 06:28 AM IST
US army head secretly called China over fears Trump could spark war: Report
The top US general secretly called his Chinese counterpart twice over concerns then-President Donald Trump could spark a war with China as his potential election loss loomed and in its aftermath, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Read More
SEP 15, 2021 06:05 AM IST
Covid violations led to rise in total cases filed in 2020
For a year with over two months in a hard lockdown for the country, 2020 logged a sharp increase in the number of criminal cases registered, according to the National Crime Records Bureau’s Crime in India report released on Tuesday. Read More
SEP 15, 2021 05:32 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi set to launch Sansad TV today in Delhi
Sansad TV, which replaces the existing TV channels, Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV, will be inaugurated on Wednesday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read More