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  • Dec 07, 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 07, 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 07, 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 07, 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 07, 2021 10:08 PM IST

    Chile approves same-sex marriage bill, reports AFP

    Same-sex marriage bill approved in Chile

  • Dec 07, 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 07, 2021 09:29 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 07, 2021 09:04 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 07, 2021 08:51 PM IST

    Biden-Putin virtual summit begins

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

  • Dec 07, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    12 foreign returnees untraceable in Thane

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

  • Dec 07, 2021 07:22 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 07, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    Explosion in Kabul

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

  • Dec 07, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    VL-SRSAM test fired successfully 

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

  • Dec 07, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    Congress interim prez to address parliamentary meet

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

  • Dec 07, 2021 05:41 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 07, 2021 05:34 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 07, 2021 05:23 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 07, 2021 05:18 PM IST

    Farm leaders says SKM meeting adjourned

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

  • Dec 07, 2021 05:04 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 07, 2021 04:59 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 07, 2021 04:58 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 07, 2021 04:43 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 07, 2021 04:37 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 07, 2021 04:31 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 07, 2021 04:25 PM IST

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

    CFT Cell formed by the Union home ministry

  • Dec 07, 2021 04:15 PM IST

    Scindia takes stock of preparedness at airports

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

  • Dec 07, 2021 03:59 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 07, 2021 03:36 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 07, 2021 03:32 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 07, 2021 03:31 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 07, 2021 03:26 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 07, 2021 03:15 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 07, 2021 03:06 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 07, 2021 02:28 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 07, 2021 02:24 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 07, 2021 02:07 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 07, 2021 01:47 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 07, 2021 01:41 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 07, 2021 01:13 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 07, 2021 01:00 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 07, 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 07, 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 07, 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 07, 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 07, 2021 09:32 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 07, 2021 08:28 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 07, 2021 07:55 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 07, 2021 06:47 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 07, 2021 06:45 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 07, 2021 06:01 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

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BJP assets account for 69% of all national parties combined: ADR report

The BJP has declared 69% or 4,847.78 crore of the total 6,988.57 crore of assets declared by seven national political parties for 2019-20, according to an ADR report.
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In first statement on Ukraine, India calls for peaceful resolution through diplomatic efforts

India’s statement comes against the backdrop of Russia amassing some 100,000 troops on the border with Ukraine, prompting US President Joe Biden to warn there is a “distinct possibility” of an invasion next month
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Published on Jan 29, 2022 12:47 AM IST
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Descendant of royal family killed over property, say Odisha police

Cuttack deputy commissioner of police Prateek Singh said Singhdeo had a long-running feud with his mother as she controlled all the monetary and property transactions of their family.
On Wednesday morning, Paresh Kumari Devi, the 75-year-old granddaughter-in-law of the erstwhile King of Kanika, Rajendra Narayan Bhanjadeo, was allegedly killed by her 57-year-old son Subhendra Narayan Bhanjadeo at their home in Srivihar Colony in Bidanasi area of Cuttack town.
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Published on Jan 29, 2022 12:11 AM IST
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Congress to approach like-minded parties to corner govt in Budget Session

The Congress’s parliamentary strategy group, which met on Friday, also decided to highlight “people’s issues”, including price rise, jobs and the economic situation, in the budget debates
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Published on Jan 29, 2022 12:06 AM IST
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Ready to discuss pilgrimage site expansion with Pakistan: MEA

The development comes at a time when ties between the two countries are at an all-time low, with trade and most forms of travel suspended since a terror attack at Pulwama in 2019 brought the two countries close to war.
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Published on Jan 29, 2022 12:05 AM IST
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Bihar bandh: Activists protest, disrupt traffic

A passenger train was set on fire and another was pelted with stones in Bihar on Republic Day as students took to streets against the Railway Recruitment Board’s Non-Technical Popular Categories (RRB-NTPC) exam 2021.
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In Patna, agitators allegedly burnt tyres and disrupted traffic movement on the busy Ashok Rajpath, said an official on the condition of anonymity. (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 29, 2022 12:01 AM IST
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Why fears of ‘deadly’ NeoCoV may be greatly exaggerated

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Published on Jan 28, 2022 11:57 PM IST
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DCGI approves trials for internasal booster dose

The trials for the adenovirus vectored vaccine, to be used as a spray to the nose, will be conducted at nine sites across the country with almost 900 participants in all.
The phase 3 trials will be conducted as randomised open label multi-center study to compare immunogenicity and safety of BBV154 with Covaxin. (File/Representative use)
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Published on Jan 28, 2022 11:49 PM IST
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Health minister reviews Covid situation in southern states

The minister urged the regions to utilise before March 31 funds released by the Centre as part of the emergency Covid relief package, which is meant to help states strengthen their health infrastructure.
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya also urged the states to provide relevant data on time so that sturdy and efficient Covid policies can be drawn up. (ANI)
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Published on Jan 28, 2022 11:49 PM IST
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Covid-19: Cases start to plateau in third national wave

This is the first time a trend reversal has been witnessed since the start of the Omicron surge in late December.
A health worker collects swab samples of a man for Covid-19 testing, in Gurugram on Thursday. (Vipin Kumar /HT)
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Published on Jan 28, 2022 11:42 PM IST
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Data a must for quota in promotion, says SC

A three-judge bench declared that the government shall have to collect empirical data with respect to each cadre of the public employment.
Supreme Court (File Photo)
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Published on Jan 28, 2022 11:40 PM IST
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In talks with India over sanction risk due to S-400 Russia deal: US

State department spokesperson Ned Price said whether it was India or any other country, the US continued to “urge all countries to avoid major new transactions for Russian weapon systems”
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Published on Jan 28, 2022 11:29 PM IST
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India, Philippines sign $375-million BrahMos missile deal

Philippine defence secretary Delfin Lorenzana, who signed the contract with BrahMos Aerospace chief Atul Dinkar Rane, said the supersonic missiles will ‘certainly beef up the firepower of the Philippine Navy’.
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Published on Jan 28, 2022 11:24 PM IST
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PM Modi stresses on ‘nation first’ spirit at NCC annual event

Modi said efforts are being made to strengthen the NCC with a high-level review committee being formed in this regard last September.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the National Cadet Corps (NCC) rally, at Cariappa Ground, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
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Published on Jan 28, 2022 11:19 PM IST
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‘Unconstitutional’: Supreme Court sets aside suspension of Maharashtra BJP MLAs

The BJP, meanwhile, said that the apex court’s ruling is a “tight slap” in the face of the “arrogant” MVA government.
The Supreme Court judgment created a political stir in Maharashtra. (Archive)
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