Highlights: As Delhi sees rises in Covid cases, Manish Sisodia says 90% of patients at hospitals are doubly vaccinated

Updated on Aug 16, 2022 09:44 PM IST

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  • Aug 16, 2022 09:44 PM IST

    At 917, Delhi sees dip in daily Covid tally for 2nd straight day, reports 3 deaths; positivity rate rises to 19.20%

    Delhi on Tuesday registered  917 new cases, 1,566 recoveries, and 3 deaths.  The Covid positivity rate jumped to 19.20%, according to the data shared by the health department here.

  • Aug 16, 2022 09:17 PM IST

    Teesta Setalvad moves SC seeking bail in Gujarat riots case

    Social activist Teesta Setalvad has moved the Supreme Court seeking bail in the Gujarat riots case. A bench, led by Justice UU Lalit, will the plea of the activist arrested for allegedly fabricating evidence to frame "innocent people" in the 2002 riots cases on August 22. Read more

  • Aug 16, 2022 09:11 PM IST

    Maha govt asks people to take part in mass singing of anthem at 11am tomorrow

    The Maharashtra government has appealed to the people in the state to sing the national anthem at 11am on Wednesday as a part of the celebrations of 75 years of Independence, ANI reported.

  • Aug 16, 2022 09:04 PM IST

    As Delhi sees rises in Covid cases, Manish Sisodia says 90% of patients at hospitals are doubly vaccinated

    Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said 90 per cent of Covid-19 patients at city hospitals are doubly vaccinated and only 10 per cent took a precautionary dose.

  • Aug 16, 2022 08:40 PM IST

    On I-Day in UP, Hindu Mahasabha takes out Tiranga yatra with Godse's photographs: Reports

    The Hindu Mahasabha has courted yet another controversy by taking out a Tiranga yatra with photographs of Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse on Independence Day in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar. Read more

  • Aug 16, 2022 08:23 PM IST

    People hold protest near Clock Tower against the recent killings of civilians by terrorists in Kashmir

    People hold a protest near Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar) at Lal Chowk in Srinagar.
    People hold a protest near Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar) at Lal Chowk in Srinagar.

    People hold a protest near Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar) at Lal Chowk in Srinagar against the recent killings of civilians by terrorists in Kashmir.

  • Aug 16, 2022 07:52 PM IST

    Shivamogga incident: Siddaramaiah says, Savarkar's photo placed in Muslim area instead of Tipu Sultan's potrait.

    Karnataka Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah on Tuesday responded to the incident happened in Shivamogga, said BJP is doing double standard politics and asked why should they place Savarakar's photo in a Muslim area.

  • Aug 16, 2022 07:26 PM IST

     Amit Shah holds meeting with Bihar BJP core group after Nitish Kumar expands cabinet

    Union home minister Amit Shah and BJP national president JP Nadda held a meeting of the party's core committee at the headquarters in Delhi to Tuesday to discuss the recent political developments in Bihar and take a call on the saffron party's next course of action. Read more

  • Aug 16, 2022 06:39 PM IST

    IIT (BHU) orders probe as clip of students dancing to Bhojpuri songs after flag hoisting draws flak

    A day after students from the Indian Institute of Technology - Banaras Hindu University were caught on camera dancing to “vulgar” Bhojpuri songs moments after the national flag was hoisted on Independence Day, the university formed a probe team to look into the incident calling the act “objectionable and indecent”. Read more

  • Aug 16, 2022 04:09 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh: 18 people trapped in Kolua village due to rise in  water level of the river

  • Aug 16, 2022 04:00 PM IST

    China warns ‘third parties’ as vessel docks in Sri Lanka amid India's concerns

    Despite concerns from India and the US about its alleged spying activities, Chinese vessel Yuan Wang 5 bristling with antennas and communication gear docked at Sri Lanka's Chinese-run port of Hambantota on Tuesday. Read more

  • Aug 16, 2022 03:44 PM IST

    Shivamogga Clashes: Home minister meets top police officials 

    Karnataka home minister Araga Jnanendra held a meeting with the additional director general of police (law and order), Alok Kumar, and other senior police officials in Shivamogga a day after clashes broke out between two communities in the town over putting up banners of Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and 18th Century Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan.

  • Aug 16, 2022 03:29 PM IST

    Jammu & Kashmir | Mortal remains of Sunil Kumar Bhat brought to his residence in Shopian

    Sunil Kumar Bhat was shot dead in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian Tuesday.
    Sunil Kumar Bhat was shot dead in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian Tuesday.

    Sunil Kumar Bhat was shot dead in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian Tuesday and his brother, Pintu Kumar was injured.

  • Aug 16, 2022 02:19 PM IST

    Prices of Amul's Gold, Shakti and Taaza milk brands increased by 2 per litre

    The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets its dairy products under the Amul brand, on Tuesday increased the prices of its Gold, Taaza and Shakti milk brands by 2 per litre.

  • Aug 16, 2022 01:01 PM IST

    Wholesale Price Index eases to 13.93% for July compared to 15.18% last month

    India's annual wholesale price-based inflation eased to 13.93% year-on-year in July from 15.18% in the previous month, government data showed on Tuesday.

  • Aug 16, 2022 12:31 PM IST

    6 ITBP troops die as bus with over 30 security personnel meets with accident

    6 ITBP troops die as bus with over 30 security personnel meets with accident in J&K; those injured being airlifted to Srinagar.

  • Aug 16, 2022 12:16 PM IST

    Bus carrying over 30 ITBP and J&K Police personnel meet with accident

    Bus carrying over 30 ITBP and J&K Police personnel headed from Chandanwari to Pahalgam meets with accident, casualties feared.

  • Aug 16, 2022 11:42 AM IST

    Bihar cabinet expansion begins

    Bihar cabinet expansion: 31 ministers - 16 from RJD - take oath days after Nitish Kumar's return to Grand Alliance.

  • Aug 16, 2022 10:48 AM IST

    MK Stalin to arrive in Delhi today for a two-day visit

    Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin will arrive in Delhi today for a two-day visit. During his visit, he will call on President Droupadi Murmu, Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 17.

  • Aug 16, 2022 10:35 AM IST

    Raju Srivastava's health improving: Personal Secy

    Raju Srivastava's health condition is improving, says his Personal Secretary Garvit Narang.

  • Aug 16, 2022 09:59 AM IST

    Markets opening bell

    Markets opening bell: Sensex rises to 59,770; Nifty to 17,797.20.

  • Aug 16, 2022 08:50 AM IST

    Former Bihar minister Subhash Singh passes away

    Former Bihar Minister and BJP leader Subhash Singh passed away at the AIIMS Delhi on Tuesday morning.

  • Aug 16, 2022 08:45 AM IST

    India Covid tally drops below 10K-mark for first time in around 2 months

    India Covid tally drops below 10K-mark for first time in around 2 months with 8,813 new cases; 29 deaths in 24 hours.

  • Aug 16, 2022 08:31 AM IST

    Chinese vessel has reached Sri Lanka port amid concerns in India

    Chinese vessel has reached Sri Lanka port amid concerns in India, reports ANI, citing local media.

  • Aug 16, 2022 08:10 AM IST

    President pays floral tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    President Droupadi Murmu pays floral tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his death anniversary, at Sadaiv Atal.

  • Aug 16, 2022 06:46 AM IST

    India gifts Dornier to Sri Lanka a day ahead of Chinese vessel arrival

    India on Monday gifted a Dornier reconnaissance aircraft to Sri Lanka to bolster the island nation’s capability to tackle drug trafficking and maritime security challenges, with the move coming a day ahead of a controversial visit by a Chinese research vessel. Read more

  • Aug 16, 2022 06:19 AM IST

    Bihar govt to expand cabinet today

    The Bihar cabinet expansion is scheduled to be held on August 16 with focus on a larger representation for backward classes and minorities, in line with the vote base of the two major constituents of the Grand Alliance — the Rashtriya Janata Dal ( RJD) and Janata Dal (United) — functionaries familiar with the matter said. Read more

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Mallika Sarabhai

Updated on Dec 07, 2022 12:28 AM IST

Thiruvananthapuram The Kerala Government on Tuesday appointed well known classical dancer Mallika Sarabhai as the chancellor of the Kerala Kalamandalam deemed university

Mallika Sarabhai
Mallika Sarabhai

Home secretary reviews security in Kashmir

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:21 AM IST

Days after a terror group in Jammu and Kashmir released a hit list of 56 employees belonging to the Kashmiri Pandit community, Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla chaired a review meeting to discuss the security situation.

Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla leaves after chairing the MHA security review meeting at North Block in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla leaves after chairing the MHA security review meeting at North Block in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)

‘Paltry’ insurance payouts irks rain-affected farmers, Centre denies claims

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:19 AM IST

Farm-insurance claims have risen due to extensive crop damage caused by extreme weather conditions this year, but some farmers are angry at being given a pittance as compensation under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.

This year, the monsoon dumped heavy rainfall in several states in September. (PTI)
This year, the monsoon dumped heavy rainfall in several states in September. (PTI)

Body parts of woman recovered from drum in Andhra, killer held say police

Updated on Dec 07, 2022 12:19 AM IST

The police in Andhra Pradesh’ Visakhapatnam on Tuesday said the killer of a woman whose decomposed body parts were recovered from a plastic drum in the port city was found

The police have registered a case of murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code
The police have registered a case of murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code

TRS MLAs’ poaching case: Court junks SIT plea to name BJP’s Santhosh as accused

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:17 AM IST

On November 22, the police filed a memo in the ACB special court at Nampally criminal courts in Hyderabad, asking for permission to include Santhosh as accused No. 4 (A-4) in the poaching case.

B L Santhosh and three others are accused in the case of alleged attempt to poach four Telangana Rashtra Samithi MLAs into the BJP.
B L Santhosh and three others are accused in the case of alleged attempt to poach four Telangana Rashtra Samithi MLAs into the BJP.

Body parts recovered from drum, killer held in Andhra: Cops

Updated on Dec 07, 2022 12:17 AM IST

Tapaswi was forced to move out and stay with a classmate at Takkellapadu about 10 days back as Gyaneshwar, the accused, was allegedly harassing her.

Tapaswi was rushed to a hospital in Guntur, where she was declared dead. (Representative Photo)
Tapaswi was rushed to a hospital in Guntur, where she was declared dead. (Representative Photo)

‘Financing is lifeblood of terror’: NSA Doval at Central Asia meeting

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:16 AM IST

National security adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval on Tuesday flagged concerns about terror networks in the region, including in Afghanistan, and called for taking firm steps against terror financing to tackle the menace while speaking at the first India-Central Asia meeting of NSAs/secretaries of security councils

NNational Security Advisor Ajit Doval addresses the first India-Central Asia meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
NNational Security Advisor Ajit Doval addresses the first India-Central Asia meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)

Something troubling in Presidential assent to Jallikattu, animal races: Supreme Court

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:14 AM IST

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it found “something troubling” in the Presidential assent granted to allow Jallikattu, a popular traditional bull-taming sport in Tamil Nadu, and animal races in Karnataka and Maharashtra.

The Supreme Court was examining a bunch of petitions filed by animal welfare organisations and individuals against Jallikattu and animal races. (PTI)
The Supreme Court was examining a bunch of petitions filed by animal welfare organisations and individuals against Jallikattu and animal races. (PTI)

People with disabilities urge CM Stalin for buses accessible by wheelchairs

Updated on Dec 07, 2022 12:13 AM IST

Their letter – written by petitioners with disabilities Rajiv Rajan, Vaishnavi Jayakumar and advocate K R Raja – comes in the backdrop of a press release on November 30 from the state transport department that they were planning to purchase 1000 buses for ₹420 crore

Three people with disabilities wrote an open letter to chief minister M K Stalin on Tuesday appealing him to commit to freedom of movement for the disabled. (PTI)
Three people with disabilities wrote an open letter to chief minister M K Stalin on Tuesday appealing him to commit to freedom of movement for the disabled. (PTI)

Opposition seeks to bring women’s reservation bill back into focus

Updated on Dec 07, 2022 01:28 AM IST

Opposition parties want to bring the women’s reservation bill back on the parliamentary agenda in the winter session that starts on Wednesday, arguing in a meeting that the draft legislation enjoys bipartisan support.

The UPA government did not push the women’s reservation bill in Lok Sabha (ANI)
The UPA government did not push the women’s reservation bill in Lok Sabha (ANI)

CBI to question KCR’s daughter on Dec 11 in Delhi liquor policy case

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:11 AM IST

On December 4, the CBI DIG replied to her saying that the FIR copy and the complaint were available on the investigation agency website. Replying to the mail, Kavitha said her name did not figure in the list of accused persons mentioned in the FIR as well as the contents of the complaint.

The CBI DIGpolice said a team of officials from the central agency will visit Kalvakuntla Kavitha’s residence at 11 am on December 11 and record her statement in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case. (ANI)
The CBI DIGpolice said a team of officials from the central agency will visit Kalvakuntla Kavitha’s residence at 11 am on December 11 and record her statement in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case. (ANI)

BJP to focus on door-to-door campaign for upcoming polls

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:10 AM IST

The BJP typically relies on door-to-door canvasing and buttresses it with social media outreach. Ahead of elections in 2023 in Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Karnataka and Mizoram, the party’s strategy is to intensify its campaign.

All state units have been asked to hold state executive committee meetings in the next one week and replicate the meetings at the district level as well. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
All state units have been asked to hold state executive committee meetings in the next one week and replicate the meetings at the district level as well. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

CM: Gujarat, HP elections will have good outcome on Karnataka polls

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:09 AM IST

Speaking to the reporters, CM Bommai said the BJP “will retain power” in Karnataka where polls are due in April-May next year.

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai (ANI)
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai (ANI)

Moosewala murder: Confusion remains on Goldy Brar detention

Updated on Dec 07, 2022 01:07 AM IST

Officials in Delhi and Punjab said they have no official confirmation from US authorities on whether Brar has been “detained”, is “under observation” based on an Interpol red notice against him or was “let off” after being briefly detained.

A person claiming to be Goldy Brar told a journalist in a YouTube interview on Monday that he was not detained in the US and was in Europe.
A person claiming to be Goldy Brar told a journalist in a YouTube interview on Monday that he was not detained in the US and was in Europe.

Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute simmers, Pawar gives Bommai 24 hours

Published on Dec 07, 2022 12:05 AM IST

Pro-Karnataka activists on Tuesday attacked vehicles with Maharashtra number plates in Belagavi district after which NCP chief Sharad Pawar said he would visit the Karnataka district if calm was not restored.

Karnataka Rakshana Vedike supporters stage a protest over the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute, at Hire Bagewadi, in Belagavi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Karnataka Rakshana Vedike supporters stage a protest over the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute, at Hire Bagewadi, in Belagavi on Tuesday. (ANI)
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