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  • Jul 07, 2022 09:56 PM IST

    Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi hands over minority ministry's charge to Smriti Irani

    Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday handed over the charge of ministry of minority affairs to Smriti Irani, a day after he resigned from the Union Cabinet on expiry of his Rajya Sabha term.

  • Jul 07, 2022 09:16 PM IST

    Delhi reports 579 fresh Covid-19 cases, 1 death 

    Delhi on Thursday recorded 579 fresh COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 3.46 per cent, while one more person succumbed to the viral disease, according to health department data.

  • Jul 07, 2022 08:24 PM IST

    Mother Dairy cuts prices of soyabean, rice bran oils

    Mother Dairy on Thursday said it has cut the prices of soyabean and rice bran oils by up to 15 per litre, a day after the government directed edible oil firms to pass on the benefits of fall in global cooking oil prices to consumers.

  • Jul 07, 2022 08:23 PM IST

    WHO issues snapshot of monkeypox cases

    The World Health Organization issued its first situation report on the spread of monkeypox on Thursday, detailing the typical profile of those affected by the outbreak so far.

  • Jul 07, 2022 07:34 PM IST

    Amravati killing: Special court sends seven accused in NIA till July 15

    A special court in Mumbai on Thursday sent the seven accused in the killing of a pharmacist in Amravati in NIA custody till July 15.

  • Jul 07, 2022 07:12 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 2,678 Covid-19 cases, eight deaths

    Maharashtra on Thursday recorded 2,678 new coronavirus cases and eight pandemic-related deaths, the state health department said.

  • Jul 07, 2022 07:10 PM IST

    ED blocks 119 accounts linked to Vivo, seizes gold bars after raids

    The Enforcement Directorate (ED said on Thursday it has blocked 119 bank accounts linked to Vivo's India business which were holding 4.65 billion rupees ($58.76 million), as part of an investigation into alleged money laundering by the Chinese smartphone maker, reported news agency Reuters.

  • Jul 07, 2022 06:45 PM IST

    ‘Internal developments of UK’: MEA on Boris Johnson's resignation

    Reacting to British prime minister Boris Johnson stepping down as the leader of the ruling Conservatives, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) on Thursday called it an ‘internal development’ of the UK, and refused to comment on the coming leadership change.

  • Jul 07, 2022 06:07 PM IST

    Akasa Air gets DGCA licence, can start operations

    Akasa Air gets airline licence from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). An ANI input, quoting the aviation watchdog, said, the airline can start operations. Read full report here

  • Jul 07, 2022 05:48 PM IST

    Dalai Lama India's guest, says MEA as China slams PM Modi for greeting him on birthday

    The ministry of external affairs (MEA) on Thursday slammed criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishing Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on his 87th birthday a day ago. MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said it has been a consistent policy of the government to treat the Dalai Lama as a guest in India.

    Read full report here

  • Jul 07, 2022 05:11 PM IST

    Boris Johnson resigns as Conservative Party leader

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stepped down as leader of his Conservative Party but plans to remain as prime minister while the leadership contest is held.

  • Jul 07, 2022 04:30 PM IST

    NEP paving way for education in regional languages: Modi at seminar

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the foundational aim behind the National Education Policy is to bring education out from the limits of narrow thought-process and to integrate it with the modern ideas of the 21st Century. Read more

  • Jul 07, 2022 03:48 PM IST

    UP Police arrests man for threatening to behead Nupur Sharma

    A man, who threatened to behead former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, was arrested here on Thursday, police told news agency PTI.

  • Jul 07, 2022 03:39 PM IST

    Three Dera Sacha Sauda followers convicted in 2015 Moga sacrilege case, two acquitted

    More than six years after the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib at Malke village in Moga district’s Baghapurana sub-division in November 2015, a local court on Thursday convicted three Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda followers, while two were acquitted.

  • Jul 07, 2022 03:37 PM IST

    Kremlin on UK PM Boris Johnson: 'Russia doesn't like him either'

    As Boris Johnson is expected to resign on Thursday, after over 50 ministers resigned from the UK government, the Kremlin said the British prime minister didn't like Russia and that Moscow didn't like him either. Read more

  • Jul 07, 2022 02:17 PM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates Akshaya Patra Mid-Day meal kitchen in Varanasi 

  • Jul 07, 2022 01:52 PM IST

    Boris Johnson to resign as UK Prime Minister amid exodus of ministers, reports AP

    Boris Johnson to resign as UK Prime Minister amid exodus of ministers, reports AP

  • Jul 07, 2022 01:39 PM IST

    CEO Amitabh Kant appointed Sherpa for G-20 Summit

    Former NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant appointed Sherpa for G-20 Summit.

  • Jul 07, 2022 01:34 PM IST

    UK education minister quits after two days in office

    UK education minister quits after two days in office, new finance minister tells PM 'go now'.

  • Jul 07, 2022 01:08 PM IST

    Punjab CM ties knot with Gurpreet Kaur in Chandigarh | See wedding pics

    Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann tied the knot for the second time today as he married 32-year-old physician from Pehowa village - Dr Gurpreet Kaur.

    See wedding pics

  • Jul 07, 2022 12:44 PM IST

    Mahua Moitra shares note amid Kaali controversy: 'Don't tell her to be careful'

    Trinamool Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra on Thursday shared a note titled 'Be careful, Mahua' apparently written by a citizen of India amid the raging controversy over her comments on Goddess Kaali.

    Read more

  • Jul 07, 2022 11:07 AM IST

    AltNews co-founder Mohammed Zubair moves SC for anticipatory bail, quashing of FIR registered against him in UP's Sitapur

    > AltNews co-founder Mohammed Zubair moves SC for pre-arrest bail and quashing of a hate speech FIR registered against him at Sitapur in UP.

    > Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves seeks urgent hearing from SC.

    > SC vacation bench agrees to list it on Friday subject to CJI's order.

  • Jul 07, 2022 10:07 AM IST

    ‘I have come here with my mother,’ AAP MP Raghav Chadha at Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann's wedding

    HT image
    HT image

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will be arriving shortly with his family. I have come here with my mother...I wholeheartedly congratulate Mann Sahab and his family on this special occasion: AAP MP Raghav Chadha on Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann's wedding, which will be held later in the day.

  • Jul 07, 2022 10:05 AM IST

    US lawmaker recommends CAATSA waiver for India's S-400 purchases from Russia

    US Congressman Ro Khanna has recommended a waiver for India from federal law CAATSA that provides for punitive actions against countries engaged in transactions with Russian defence and intelligence sectors.

    Read more

  • Jul 07, 2022 09:28 AM IST

    India logs 18,930 new Covid infections in last 24 hours

    India records another rise in daily Covid cases with 18,930 new infections; active caseload nears 1.2 lakh-mark.

  • Jul 07, 2022 08:55 AM IST

    AAP MP Raghav Chadha arrives at Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann's residence for his wedding

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI

    AAP MP Raghav Chadha arrives at party leader and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann's residence for his wedding, in Chandigarh.

  • Jul 07, 2022 08:29 AM IST

    Karnataka rains | Amid Red alert, holiday for schools & colleges in these cities

    Owing to continuous rains, educational institutions in several parts of Karnataka will remain shut on Thursday. Top officials in the 4 cities of Karnataka - namely Udupi, Kodagu, Hassan and Uttara Kannada declared holiday for anganwadi schools and colleges amid ‘Red alert’ issued by the weather department.

    Read more

  • Jul 07, 2022 07:11 AM IST

    PM Modi to inaugurate three-day Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam in Varanasi today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a three-day Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam in Varanasi on Thursday, organized by the Ministry of Education in association with University Grants Commission (UGC) and Banaras Hindu University.

  • Jul 07, 2022 06:59 AM IST

    China reports 409 new COVID cases for July 6 vs 427 day earlier

    Mainland China reported 409 new coronavirus cases for July 6, of which 124 were symptomatic and 285 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Thursday.

    That compared with 427 new cases a day earlier - 141 symptomatic and 286 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately.

  • Jul 07, 2022 06:06 AM IST

    Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann to get married today, Kejriwal may attend the ceremony 

    Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann will tie the nuptial knot at a private ceremony in Chandigarh on Thursday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s state unit chief spokesperson Malvinder Singh Kang said.

    AAP national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to attend the ceremony with his family.

    Read more

  • Jul 07, 2022 05:37 AM IST

    US, UK leaders raise fresh alarms about Chinese espionage

    The head of the FBI and the leader of Britain's domestic intelligence agency raised fresh alarms Wednesday about the Chinese government, warning business leaders that Beijing is determined to steal their technology for competitive gain.

    “We consistently see that it's the Chinese government that poses the biggest long-term threat to our economic and national security, and by our,' I mean both of our nations, along with our allies in Europe and elsewhere,” FBI Director Christopher Wray was quoted as saying.

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Jharkhand cops reach Kanker to probe rape case in which BJP candidate is suspect

Published on Nov 28, 2022 11:10 PM IST

The Jharkhand police team’s arrival in Chhattisgarh triggered a political storm with the BJP accusing the Bhupesh Baghel government of hatching a conspiracy to malign the image of Bramhanand Netam’s image fearing defeat in the byelection.

Brahmanand Netam, the BJP’s candidate for Bhanupratapur assembly, is an accused in the rape case registered by Jharkhand police in 2019 (File Photo)
Brahmanand Netam, the BJP’s candidate for Bhanupratapur assembly, is an accused in the rape case registered by Jharkhand police in 2019 (File Photo)

I-T, GST raids at premises of BJP, BJD leaders ahead of Odisha’s Padampur bypoll

Published on Nov 28, 2022 10:18 PM IST

Odisha’s ruling BJD and opposition BJP accused each other of using raids by tax officials to harass people linked to their parties

Police personnel in Odisha’s Bargarh district conducting flag march ahead of Padampur assembly bypoll (Twitter/bargarhpolice/Representative image)
Police personnel in Odisha’s Bargarh district conducting flag march ahead of Padampur assembly bypoll (Twitter/bargarhpolice/Representative image)

Foreign secretary Vinay Kwatra gets 16-month extension to serve till April 2024

Published on Nov 28, 2022 09:48 PM IST

Foreign secretary Vinay Kwatra has been playing a crucial role in the government’s response to several key issues, including the Ukraine crisis and the border standoff with China

Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra was appointed to the post in May this year. (ANI)
Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra was appointed to the post in May this year. (ANI)

Daily brief: Former Russian minister caught with satellite phone in Dehradun

Published on Nov 28, 2022 08:56 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport(HT File Photo)
Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport(HT File Photo)

Red flags in Delhi over China’s push for role in Nepal, Bangladesh projects

Published on Nov 28, 2022 08:40 PM IST

China First Highway Engineering was not among the five companies that qualified to bid for the Kathmandu Terai-Madhesh Expressway project and was included at a later stage.

A range of activities by President Xi Jinping’s China in the neighbourhood have raised concerns in New Delhi against the backdrop of the dragging border standoff in the Ladakh sector. (AP)
A range of activities by President Xi Jinping’s China in the neighbourhood have raised concerns in New Delhi against the backdrop of the dragging border standoff in the Ladakh sector. (AP)

Rajnath Singh co-chairs India-France annual defence dialogue with French def min

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 08:13 PM IST

During the annual defence dialogue in New Delhi, Singh and Lecornu discussed various bilateral, regional and defence industrial cooperation issues.

French defence minister Sebastien Lecornu (L) interacts with defence minister Rajnath Singh during a meeting in New Delhi on November 28.(AFP)
French defence minister Sebastien Lecornu (L) interacts with defence minister Rajnath Singh during a meeting in New Delhi on November 28.(AFP)

As Rajnath Singh meets France’s Lecornu, a hard push to deepen military ties

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 07:58 PM IST

The Indo-Pacific region is of significance to both India and France who have made repeated calls for a free, open and rules-based order in the region amid China’s assertive behaviour in the South China sea

Defence ministers Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Sebastien Lecornu discussed defence industrial cooperation with a focus on the government’s Make in India initiative. (Twitter/FranceinIndia)
Defence ministers Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Sebastien Lecornu discussed defence industrial cooperation with a focus on the government’s Make in India initiative. (Twitter/FranceinIndia)

Bharat Biotech's intranasal vaccine cleared for ‘restricted emergency use’

Published on Nov 28, 2022 07:49 PM IST

The vaccine candidate was evaluated in Phases I, II and III clinical trials with successful results and has been specifically formulated to allow intranasal delivery through nasal drops, a press release said.

An employee of Bharat Biotech speaks on a mobile phone inside a bus (AP Photo)
An employee of Bharat Biotech speaks on a mobile phone inside a bus (AP Photo)

Andhra CM's sister, YS Sharmila, taken into custody by Telangana police

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 08:00 PM IST

Police said the incident took place in Lingagiri village under Warangal’s Chennaraopeta block, where YSR Telangana party chief YS Sharmila was on a padayatra

YSR Telangana party president YS Sharmila asked why the police took her into custody instead of taking action against those who burnt her bus. (Screengrab)
YSR Telangana party president YS Sharmila asked why the police took her into custody instead of taking action against those who burnt her bus. (Screengrab)

Vinay Mohan Kwatra gets 14-month extension as foreign secretary

Published on Nov 28, 2022 07:33 PM IST

The extension of his tenure comes at a time when India is assuming the presidency of the G-20. India is set to host the G-20 Summit next year.

Foreign secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra (ANI)
Foreign secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra (ANI)

HT This Day: Nov 30, 1986 -- 24-hour fettering of Sobhraj, Hall ordered

Published on Nov 28, 2022 07:26 PM IST

District and Sessions Judge P. K. Bahri today ordered the imposition of fetters round the clock on international fugitives Charles Sobhraj and David Hall following apprehensions by the officials of the Tihar Jail that they were making fresh attempts to escape from prison.

HT This Day: Nov 30, 1986 -- 24-hour fettering of Sobhraj, Hall ordered
HT This Day: Nov 30, 1986 -- 24-hour fettering of Sobhraj, Hall ordered

HT This Day: Nov 29, 1975 -- Kennedy was killed by ‘second bullet’

Published on Nov 28, 2022 07:26 PM IST

President John Kennedy was fatally wounded by an assassin’s second bullet because he was wearing a rigid back brace and did not slump over after being hit by the first shot. says the president-elect of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

HT This Day: Nov 29, 1975 -- Kennedy was killed by ‘second bullet’
HT This Day: Nov 29, 1975 -- Kennedy was killed by ‘second bullet’

Indian, Indonesian NSAs to address special meeting focusing on countering extremism

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 06:23 PM IST

The day-long dialogue on the role of ulema, or Muslim scholars, in fostering interfaith peace and social harmony in India and Indonesia is being hosted by the India Islamic Cultural Centre

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. (Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. (Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)

After 'looks like Saddam Hussein' jab, Himanta Sarma's new advice for Rahul

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 08:16 PM IST

Sarma had earlier said Rahul Gandhi's new beard made him look the ex Iraqi dictator who was hanged in December 2006 after he was convicted of crimes against humanity.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (PTI)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (PTI)

Evening brief: What police know about chopped-up body in Pandav Nagar killing

Published on Nov 28, 2022 04:58 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Special CP Crime Ravinder Yadav (right) with Delhi Police, DCP Crime Amit Goel (centre) addresses a press conference in connection with the Pandav Nagar murder case, at PHQ in New Delhi, Monday.(PTI)
Special CP Crime Ravinder Yadav (right) with Delhi Police, DCP Crime Amit Goel (centre) addresses a press conference in connection with the Pandav Nagar murder case, at PHQ in New Delhi, Monday.(PTI)
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