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Dec 7, 2021 11:24 PM IST

Gujarat adds 61 new Covid-19 cases, 39 more recoveries

Gujarat on Tuesday added 61 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 827,806. The tally of recoveries went up to 817,339 with 39 patients getting discharged. 

Dec 7, 2021 11:03 PM IST

Biden-Putin meet: Biden to call European leaders

The meet focussed on Biden telling Putin the ramifications of Russia's invasion of Ukraine 

Dec 7, 2021 10:32 PM IST

Will make every effort to unite all non-BJP parties: NCP

The NCP on Tuesday said it will make every effort to form a broad-based alliance of parties, including the Congress, to take on the BJP in 2024, but distanced itself from Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's barbs at the grand old party, reports PTI

Dec 7, 2021 10:17 PM IST

TMC delegation to meet Shah on Tuesday

A delegation of TMC leaders will meet home minister Amit Shah in Parliament tomorrow at 3.45 pm on AFSPA issue in the wake of anti-insurgency operation that went awry in Nagaland's Mon, ANI reported

Dec 7, 2021 10:08 PM IST

Chile approves same-sex marriage bill, reports AFP

Same-sex marriage bill approved in Chile

Dec 7, 2021 10:04 PM IST

Not more severe than Delta: Fauci

Omicron Covid variant 'almost certainly' not more severe than Delta, reports AFP quoting top US scientist Fauci

Dec 7, 2021 9:29 PM IST

Cong to meet kin of deceased civilians killed in Nagaland anti-insurgency operation tomorrow

Congress delegation will visit Nagaland tomorrow to meet the families of those who died in an anti-insurgency operation that went awry in the Mon district on Saturday,  Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi told news agency ANI. 

Dec 7, 2021 9:04 PM IST

Former Royal Guard of Saudi Arabia allegedly involved in Khashoggi murder arrested 

One of the suspected killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was arrested at an airport in Paris, reports Reuters. 

Dec 7, 2021 8:51 PM IST

Biden-Putin virtual summit begins

Virtual summit between Putin and Biden begins, reports AFP citing Russian news agencies

Dec 7, 2021 7:45 PM IST

12 foreign returnees untraceable in Thane

Maharashtra's Thane district reports 12 recent foreign returnees are untraceable. 

Dec 7, 2021 7:22 PM IST

Bengal CM asks police to keep an eye on BSF

Mamata Banerjee's order was directed at police officials serving in districts which share borders with adjoining districts. 

Dec 7, 2021 6:34 PM IST

Explosion in Kabul

News agencies reported an explosion in Kabul's police district 2 on Tuesday afternoon. 

Dec 7, 2021 6:05 PM IST

VL-SRSAM test fired successfully 

The DRDO conducted the test-firing off the Odisha coast. 

Dec 7, 2021 5:44 PM IST

Congress interim prez to address parliamentary meet

Sonia Gandhi will address the meet in Parliament's Central Hall in Tuesday

Dec 7, 2021 5:41 PM IST

Former Aircel promoter not granted diplomatic immunity

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the plea filed by former Aircel promoter C Sivasankaran who sought diplomatic immunity against prosecution by the central bureau of investigation (CBI) in a pending criminal case against him.

Dec 7, 2021 5:34 PM IST

38 killed, 69 seriously injured in Burundi prison fire

38 killed, 69 seriously injured in Burundi prison fire, reports AFP citing nation's vice president

Dec 7, 2021 5:23 PM IST

Farm unions' decision on protest withdrawal on Dec 8

SKM’s meeting inconclusive, farm unions to meet at 2pm on Dec 8 to decide on withdrawing protests.

Dec 7, 2021 5:18 PM IST

Farm leaders says SKM meeting adjourned

SKM’s meeting has been adjourned and likely to continue tomorrow

Dec 7, 2021 5:04 PM IST

Stubble burning, farmers to be out of purview of NCR anti-pollution law

Centre agrees to take farmers and stubble burning out of the purview of NCR anti-pollution law, people familiar with the developments told HT. They also said that electricity amendment bill that farmers are opposed to will be withdrawn. 

Dec 7, 2021 4:59 PM IST

Haryana may withdraw all cases against farmers

Haryana to withdraw all cases against farmers except a few cases related to rape and murder, people familiar with the developments told HT

Dec 7, 2021 4:58 PM IST

Farmers to take out victory march

Farmers likely to take out victory march on Dec 8 before returning home, people familiar with the developments told HT

Dec 7, 2021 4:43 PM IST

Haryana farmers demand withdrawal of cases

Haryana farm leaders told the SKM leaders that the government should take back cases first, then they will call -off agitation while the Punjab unions wants to call-off stir immediately, said a farmer leader from Haryana attending the presser said. 

Dec 7, 2021 4:37 PM IST

Farmer leaders to take part in a committee proposed by Centre

SKM to take part in a committee proposed by Centre to resolve all outstanding issues with farmers, compensation for farmers likely. Protests likely to continue till concrete steps are taken

Dec 7, 2021 4:31 PM IST

Panama and Paradise Paper Leaks: Undisclosed credits amounting to ₹20,353 cr detected

Govt announces undisclosed credits amounting to 20,353 crore were detected with respect to 930 India-linked entities in Panama and Paradise Paper Leaks, reports PTI

Dec 7, 2021 4:25 PM IST

Countering of Financing of Terrorism Cell (CFT Cell) formed by MHA

CFT Cell formed by the Union home ministry

Dec 7, 2021 4:15 PM IST

Scindia takes stock of preparedness at airports

Civil aviation minister  Scindia takes stock of preparations amid Omicron spread. 

Dec 7, 2021 3:59 PM IST

Delhi CM Kejriwal promises free education to children of SC community

AAP national convener and Delhi chief minister today announced four guarantees for SC community- free education to each child, free coaching for professional courses, free medical treatment for each member of the family, and financial assistance to those children who want to go abroad for graduation or post graduation. He repeated his guarantee of monthly payment of 1000 to all women above the age of 18

Dec 7, 2021 3:36 PM IST

Hornbill Festival called off

Nagaland government has called off the remaining three days of the ongoing 22nd edition of its iconic Hornbill Festival in solidarity with the Konyak community who lost 14 young men in the firing incidents in Mon district on December 4 and 5

Dec 7, 2021 3:32 PM IST

Rajinikanth and Sasikala meet

Expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala meets Rajinikanth (Ramesh Babu)
Expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala meets Rajinikanth (Ramesh Babu)

Expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala meets Rajinikanth at his residence to congratulate him on receiving the Dadasaheb Palke award.

Dec 7, 2021 3:31 PM IST

RS adjourned for the day

Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned for the day as opposition demands of revocation of suspension of 12 MPs.

Dec 7, 2021 3:26 PM IST

Explosion rocks Iraq's Basra; 4 dead and 20 injured

A car bomb blast in southern Iraq's Basra caused multiple casualties. 

Dec 7, 2021 3:15 PM IST

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti says 'Gandhi's India turning into Godse's India'

The former J-K CM was referring to the recent arrests of Kashmiri students who cheered for Pakistan during a recent tournament where both teams faced each other in UP. She said that there was a time when both sets of people praised both Pakistani and Indian cricket teams. 

Dec 7, 2021 3:06 PM IST

Punjab Lok Congress chief meets Union minister

Amarinder with Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
Amarinder with Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Punjab Lok Congress founder Captain Amarinder Singh at a luncheon meeting with Union minister and BJP in-charge for Punjab, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat at Mohinder Bagh, Siswan on Tuesday.

Dec 7, 2021 2:28 PM IST

Red caps mean red alert: PM attacks SP

"The 'red caps' want to form government to show leniency towards terrorists, to bring them out of jails. So always remember that the 'red caps' are red alert for UP; they are bells to danger," Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a swipe at Samajwadi Party at a rally in Gorakhpur.

Dec 7, 2021 2:24 PM IST

At Gorakhpur, PM attacks former UP govt for not allotting land for AIIMS

Previous governments didn't show interest in allotting land for AIIMS in Gorakhpur but this double-engine government completed two projects in timebound manner despite challenges presented by Covid, says PM Modi

Dec 7, 2021 2:07 PM IST

In major shift, UAE moves to 4-and-half-day workweek from next year

The United Arab Emirates is slashing its working week to four-and-a-half days and moving its weekend from Fridays and Saturdays to Saturdays and Sundays, reported news agency AFP.

Dec 7, 2021 1:47 PM IST

Akhilesh Yadav, Jayant Chaudhary hold joint rally in Meerut

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary held a joint rally in Meerut on Tuesday.

Dec 7, 2021 1:41 PM IST

PM Modi inaugurates fertilizer plant, AIIMS building in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated ambitious projects, including a fertiliser plant, worth over 9,600 crore in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur ahead of the upcoming polls in the state. Governor Anandiben Patel and chief minister Yogi Adityanath were also present at the event.

Dec 7, 2021 1:13 PM IST

Bombay HC allows anticipatory bail to Nagpur resident for posting alleged defamatory content against NCP leaders

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday allowed an anticipatory bail to Nagpur resident Sameey Thakkar in a case registered by Thane Police for posting alleged defamatory content against NCP leaders, reported news agency ANI.

Dec 7, 2021 1:00 PM IST

China slams US diplomatic boycott of Olympics as 'ideological prejudice', reports AFP

China on Tuesday slammed the Biden administration for diplomatic boycott of Olympics, calling it an 'ideological prejudice', reported news agency AFP.

Dec 7, 2021 12:00 PM IST

Delhi court announces charges against Sajjan Kumar in connection with 1984 anti-Sikh riot

A Delhi court on Tuesday announced charges for rioting, murder, dacoity etc under multiple sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) against ex-Congress MP Sajjan Kumar, in connection with the murder of two Sikhs in Raj Nagar, Delhi.

Dec 7, 2021 11:38 AM IST

SC refutes NIA's appeal against Bombay HC order granting bail to Sudha Bharadwaj, Bhima-Koregaon activist

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the National Investigation Agency (NIA)'s plea challenging the Bombay High Court order of granting default bail to advocate-activist Sudha Bharadwaj, who was arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case.

Dec 7, 2021 11:14 AM IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm

The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm on Tuesday amid the opposition's demand  to revoke the suspension of the 12 MPs.

Dec 7, 2021 10:49 AM IST

Covid-19 pandemic far from over: Army chief General MM Naravane

"The emergence of new variants and resurgence of cases suggest that the Covid-19 pandemic is far from over," news agency ANI quoted Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane as saying at a curtain raiser of PANEX-21.

Dec 7, 2021 9:32 AM IST

India reports 6,822 new Covid-19 cases, daily tally 17.8% lower than yesterday

India has reported reported 6,822 new cases and 220 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare. With this, the active caseload stands at 95,014 (lowest in 554 days).

At least 128.76 crore vaccine doses have been administered across the country so far.

Dec 7, 2021 8:28 AM IST

US announces diplomatic boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

The Biden administration announced on Monday that US officials will not attend the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing after China pledged unspecified “countermeasures” against any such diplomatic boycott. Read more

Dec 7, 2021 7:55 AM IST

Mumbai registers 2 more Omicron cases, national tally at 23

Two people were found infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Mumbai and neither had any symptoms of the disease, authorities said on Monday. Read more

Dec 7, 2021 6:47 AM IST

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

The Kerala government opened the shutters of the Cheruthoni dam in Idukki early on Tuesday to ease pressure after flow of water from the Mullaperiyar dam. The Tamil Nadu government opened nine gates of the grand old Mullaperiyar dam on Monday night in view of the rising water level in the reservoir. Read more

Dec 7, 2021 6:45 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal to be in Punjab today for a day-long visit

Ahead of the upcoming Punjab assembly election, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will on Tuesday pay a one-day visit to the state. Read more

Dec 7, 2021 6:01 AM IST

PM Modi to dedicate development projects in Gorakhpur today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday dedicate multiple projects including an All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) and a fertiliser plant, to the people of Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district. Read more

Dec 7, 2021 4:15 PM IST

Scindia takes stock of preparedness at airports

Civil aviation minister  Scindia takes stock of preparations amid Omicron spread. 

Dec 7, 2021 3:59 PM IST

Delhi CM Kejriwal promises free education to children of SC community

AAP national convener and Delhi chief minister today announced four guarantees for SC community- free education to each child, free coaching for professional courses, free medical treatment for each member of the family, and financial assistance to those children who want to go abroad for graduation or post graduation. He repeated his guarantee of monthly payment of 1000 to all women above the age of 18

Dec 7, 2021 3:36 PM IST

Hornbill Festival called off

Nagaland government has called off the remaining three days of the ongoing 22nd edition of its iconic Hornbill Festival in solidarity with the Konyak community who lost 14 young men in the firing incidents in Mon district on December 4 and 5

Dec 7, 2021 3:32 PM IST

Rajinikanth and Sasikala meet

Expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala meets Rajinikanth (Ramesh Babu)
Expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala meets Rajinikanth (Ramesh Babu)

Expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala meets Rajinikanth at his residence to congratulate him on receiving the Dadasaheb Palke award.

Dec 7, 2021 3:31 PM IST

RS adjourned for the day

Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned for the day as opposition demands of revocation of suspension of 12 MPs.

Dec 7, 2021 3:26 PM IST

Explosion rocks Iraq's Basra; 4 dead and 20 injured

A car bomb blast in southern Iraq's Basra caused multiple casualties. 

Dec 7, 2021 3:15 PM IST

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti says 'Gandhi's India turning into Godse's India'

The former J-K CM was referring to the recent arrests of Kashmiri students who cheered for Pakistan during a recent tournament where both teams faced each other in UP. She said that there was a time when both sets of people praised both Pakistani and Indian cricket teams. 

Dec 7, 2021 3:06 PM IST

Punjab Lok Congress chief meets Union minister

Amarinder with Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
Amarinder with Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Punjab Lok Congress founder Captain Amarinder Singh at a luncheon meeting with Union minister and BJP in-charge for Punjab, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat at Mohinder Bagh, Siswan on Tuesday.

Dec 7, 2021 2:28 PM IST

Red caps mean red alert: PM attacks SP

"The 'red caps' want to form government to show leniency towards terrorists, to bring them out of jails. So always remember that the 'red caps' are red alert for UP; they are bells to danger," Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a swipe at Samajwadi Party at a rally in Gorakhpur.

Dec 7, 2021 2:24 PM IST

At Gorakhpur, PM attacks former UP govt for not allotting land for AIIMS

Previous governments didn't show interest in allotting land for AIIMS in Gorakhpur but this double-engine government completed two projects in timebound manner despite challenges presented by Covid, says PM Modi

Dec 7, 2021 2:07 PM IST

In major shift, UAE moves to 4-and-half-day workweek from next year

The United Arab Emirates is slashing its working week to four-and-a-half days and moving its weekend from Fridays and Saturdays to Saturdays and Sundays, reported news agency AFP.

Dec 7, 2021 1:47 PM IST

Akhilesh Yadav, Jayant Chaudhary hold joint rally in Meerut

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary held a joint rally in Meerut on Tuesday.

Dec 7, 2021 1:41 PM IST

PM Modi inaugurates fertilizer plant, AIIMS building in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated ambitious projects, including a fertiliser plant, worth over 9,600 crore in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur ahead of the upcoming polls in the state. Governor Anandiben Patel and chief minister Yogi Adityanath were also present at the event.

Dec 7, 2021 1:13 PM IST

Bombay HC allows anticipatory bail to Nagpur resident for posting alleged defamatory content against NCP leaders

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday allowed an anticipatory bail to Nagpur resident Sameey Thakkar in a case registered by Thane Police for posting alleged defamatory content against NCP leaders, reported news agency ANI.

Dec 7, 2021 1:00 PM IST

China slams US diplomatic boycott of Olympics as 'ideological prejudice', reports AFP

China on Tuesday slammed the Biden administration for diplomatic boycott of Olympics, calling it an 'ideological prejudice', reported news agency AFP.

Dec 7, 2021 12:00 PM IST

Delhi court announces charges against Sajjan Kumar in connection with 1984 anti-Sikh riot

A Delhi court on Tuesday announced charges for rioting, murder, dacoity etc under multiple sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) against ex-Congress MP Sajjan Kumar, in connection with the murder of two Sikhs in Raj Nagar, Delhi.

Dec 7, 2021 11:38 AM IST

SC refutes NIA's appeal against Bombay HC order granting bail to Sudha Bharadwaj, Bhima-Koregaon activist

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the National Investigation Agency (NIA)'s plea challenging the Bombay High Court order of granting default bail to advocate-activist Sudha Bharadwaj, who was arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case.

Dec 7, 2021 11:14 AM IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm

The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm on Tuesday amid the opposition's demand  to revoke the suspension of the 12 MPs.

Dec 7, 2021 10:49 AM IST

Covid-19 pandemic far from over: Army chief General MM Naravane

"The emergence of new variants and resurgence of cases suggest that the Covid-19 pandemic is far from over," news agency ANI quoted Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane as saying at a curtain raiser of PANEX-21.

Dec 7, 2021 9:32 AM IST

India reports 6,822 new Covid-19 cases, daily tally 17.8% lower than yesterday

India has reported reported 6,822 new cases and 220 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare. With this, the active caseload stands at 95,014 (lowest in 554 days).

At least 128.76 crore vaccine doses have been administered across the country so far.

Dec 7, 2021 8:28 AM IST

US announces diplomatic boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

The Biden administration announced on Monday that US officials will not attend the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing after China pledged unspecified “countermeasures” against any such diplomatic boycott. Read more

Dec 7, 2021 7:55 AM IST

Mumbai registers 2 more Omicron cases, national tally at 23

Two people were found infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Mumbai and neither had any symptoms of the disease, authorities said on Monday. Read more

Dec 7, 2021 6:47 AM IST

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

The Kerala government opened the shutters of the Cheruthoni dam in Idukki early on Tuesday to ease pressure after flow of water from the Mullaperiyar dam. The Tamil Nadu government opened nine gates of the grand old Mullaperiyar dam on Monday night in view of the rising water level in the reservoir. Read more

Dec 7, 2021 6:45 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal to be in Punjab today for a day-long visit

Ahead of the upcoming Punjab assembly election, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will on Tuesday pay a one-day visit to the state. Read more

Dec 7, 2021 6:01 AM IST

PM Modi to dedicate development projects in Gorakhpur today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday dedicate multiple projects including an All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) and a fertiliser plant, to the people of Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district. Read more