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  • Jun 17, 2022 09:48 PM IST

    Delhi records 1,797 new Covid cases, positivity rate up at 8.18%

    Delhi on Friday registered 1,797 new Covid cases, With this, the total number of cases since the onset of the pandemic has climbed to 1919025.

  • Jun 17, 2022 09:39 PM IST

    Britain's Boris Johnson in Kyiv to meet Ukrainian president, offers more military training

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson flew out to Ukraine to meet President Volodymyr Zelensky during a surprise visit to the capital Kyiv, where he launched a major training operation for Ukrainian armed forces with the potential to train up to 10,000 soldiers every 120 days.

  • Jun 17, 2022 09:01 PM IST

    Pakistan not being removed from grey list immediately, decision after onsite visit: FATF chief

    The chief of the global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said on Friday that Pakistan is not being removed from the grey list immediately, and a decision will be taken after an onsite visit. 

  • Jun 17, 2022 08:16 PM IST

    Delhi: Pre-monsoon showers bring mercury down

    Maximum temperatures dropped by four to five degrees Celsius at most places in Delhi following a spell of rain on Friday. The maximum temperature settled at 36.7 degrees Celsius, three notches below the average, PTI reported.

  • Jun 17, 2022 08:01 PM IST

    Maharashtra sees slight dip in Covid infections at 4,165, over 21k active cases

    Maharashtra on Friday reported 4,165 cases in the last 24 hours, marginally lower than the 4,255 infections registered a day ago. The state logged three pandemic-related deaths, Mumbai accounted for two, the state health department said. The western state’s capital, Mumbai also reported 2,255 new cases. Read full report here

  • Jun 17, 2022 06:48 PM IST

    Tripura: Heavy rainfall causes waterlogging in parts of state capital Agartala

  • Jun 17, 2022 06:21 PM IST

    Ukraine receives first funds through IMF account, PM says

    Ukraine has received a loan of one billion Canadian dollars ($770 million) on concessional terms, the first funds it has obtained through an International Monetary Fund administration account, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said on Friday, Reuters reported. 

  • Jun 17, 2022 06:06 PM IST

    Net direct tax collections jump 45 per cent till June 16 in 2022-23

    India's net collection from direct taxes rose to 3,39,225 crore in the current financial year till June 16 as compared to 2,33,651 crore recorded in the corresponding period of the last year, registering a year-on-year growth of 45 per cent, as per the government data released on Friday.

  • Jun 17, 2022 05:46 PM IST

    Terrorist behind killing of J&K BJP sarpanch, wife shot dead in encounter

    Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists including one who was involved in the killing of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) sarpanch Gh Rasool Dar and his wife last year was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday, police said. Read more

  • Jun 17, 2022 05:30 PM IST

    Prophet row: Nupur Sharma untraceable for past four days, claims Mumbai Police

    Mumbai Police on Friday said the team sent to serve notice to suspended Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma has not been able to trace her since the past four days. Read more

  • Jun 17, 2022 04:06 PM IST

    Flood: Rain wreaks havoc in Assam, other NE states; lakhs hit; rivers in spate

    Incessant rainfall and landslides over the past few days have thrown life out of gear in northeastern India, including Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, with the flood situation worsening in several places. Read more

  • Jun 17, 2022 03:44 PM IST

    Delhi: 5,300 challans issued, 26 lakh fine imposed for flouting Covid norms from June 10-15

    Over 5,300 challans were issued across Delhi between June 10 and 15 and fines to the tune of over 26 lakh were imposed on those flouting Covid norms amid a surge in cases here, PTI reported.

  • Jun 17, 2022 03:05 PM IST

    Wikileaks says will appeal Assange extradition

    The British government has ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face spying charges. He is likely to appeal, AP reported.

  • Jun 17, 2022 02:01 PM IST

    China blocks India-US move to designate Hafiz Saeed’s relative Makki as terrorist at UN

    The proposal to list Abdul Rehman Makki under the UN Security Council sanctions regime was circulated to all 15 members of the council’s Al-Qaeda and ISIL Sanctions Committee, also known as the 1267 Committee, under a “no-objection procedure” valid till June 16. Read More

  • Jun 17, 2022 12:08 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi got fungal infection after Covid, health being monitored: Congress

    Sonia Gandhi, who was hospitalised a couple of days ago after testing positive for coronavirus, has got a fungal infection and her health is being constantly monitorthe Congress said on Friday. Read More

  • Jun 17, 2022 11:58 AM IST

    China blocks move by India and US to designate senior LeT leader Abdul Rehman Makki as terrorist at UNSC

    China blocks move by India and US to designate senior LeT leader Abdul Rehman Makki as terrorist at the UNSC.

  • Jun 17, 2022 11:06 AM IST

    How fast is road transport in India?

    An International Monetary Fund (IMF) working paper published in May ranked India 127th among 162 countries in terms of speed of road transport. A comparison of the rankings shows that even Pakistan is ranked higher than India in terms of average speed. Read More

  • Jun 17, 2022 11:01 AM IST

    Deputy chief minister Renu Devi house attacked at Bettiah

    Deputy chief minister Renu Devi's house was attacked at Bettiah district.

  • Jun 17, 2022 10:45 AM IST

    China launches its third aircraft carrier - Fujian: Report

    China on Friday launched its third aircraft carrier, the first such ship to be designed and built entirely within the country. Read More

  • Jun 17, 2022 10:32 AM IST

    Additional police forces deployed in UP's Prayagraj ahead of Friday prayers

    Additional police forces in riot gear have been deployed in Prayagraj’s Atala and neighbouring areas a week after violence broke out there following Friday congregational prayers on June 10 during protests over suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nupur Sharma’s comments about Prophet Muhammad. Read More

  • Jun 17, 2022 10:21 AM IST

    Man stabbed to death in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri following a quarrel between minors

    A 42-year-old man was late on Thursday stabbed to death allegedly by his neighbour in north-west Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area following a quarrel between two minor boys, the police said. The quarrel broke out between the minors on one side, and one Shahida and her siblings Abdul Mutalif, Abdul Wahid and Shabnam on the other. Read More

  • Jun 17, 2022 10:10 AM IST

    Mob vandalises train in UP’s Ballia during protest over Agnipath scheme

    A mob vandalised a train on Friday morning at the Ballia railway station in Uttar Pradesh during a protest against the Centre’s Agnipath recruitment scheme. Read More

  • Jun 17, 2022 09:12 AM IST

    Agnipath stir continues on day 3, train coaches set on fire in Bihar

    Protests continued on the third day against the new military scheme - ‘Agnipath’ even as the defence ministry, late on Thursday night, announced a "one-time" waiver for the upper-age limit for the recruits - who will be called "Agniveers" - from 21 to 23. In Bihar, train coaches were set on fire on Friday by agitators. Read More

  • Jun 17, 2022 08:44 AM IST

    SC stays order directing Bajaj Allianz to clear farmers’ compensation claims

    The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed a Bombay high court order directing insurance firm Bajaj Allianz to clear compensation claims of over 350,000 farmers in Maharashtra, who suffered crop losses due to excessive rain in October 2020. Read More

  • Jun 17, 2022 08:12 AM IST

    Agnipath scheme: Yogi urges youth not to get ‘misled’. RLD chief has a question

    As the protests against the new short-term recruitment scheme in the armed forces turned violent in several states, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday urged the youth to not get “misled” by anyone. Read More

  • Jun 17, 2022 07:12 AM IST

    Multiple person shot at at church in Alabama, 1 dead, suspect held: Report

    Police say a shooting at a church in a suburb of one of Alabama’s major cities has left one person dead and two others wounded, and that a suspect is in custody, reports news agency AP. Read More

  • Jun 17, 2022 07:00 AM IST

    On Prophet remark row, US says: ‘Condemn the comments' by BJP ex spokespersons

    The United States has raised concerns on comments by former BJP spokespersons - Naveen Jindal and Nupur Sharma - against Prophet Mohammed. "We condemn the offensive comments made by two BJP officials and we were glad to see that the party publicly condemns those comments," State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters, news agency AFP reported. Read More

  • Jun 17, 2022 07:00 AM IST

    Global Covid deaths rose last week after five weeks of decline

    After five weeks of declining coronavirus deaths, the number of fatalities reported globally increased by 4% last week, according to the World Health Organization. Read More

  • Jun 17, 2022 06:31 AM IST

    Number Theory: Why this monsoon is vital for India, and the world

    June 1 marks the beginning of the official monsoon season in India. Apart from bringing relief from the heat, the south-west or summer monsoon is also crucial for agricultural production in the country. Read More

  • Jun 17, 2022 06:00 AM IST

    Heavy rain hits Delhi-NCR after heatwave spell, traffic woes likely

    Heavy rain lashed parts of Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) early on Friday morning, which is likely to create inconvenience for commuters during peak morning hour. The early-morning showers, however, bring the much-needed relief from the scorching heat. This is the second consecutive day when the city received early morning showers after days of intense heatwave. Read More

  • Jun 17, 2022 05:35 AM IST

    Govt tries to allay concerns on Agnipath amid raging protests

    The government on Thursday sought to address concerns raised about and criticism of its new Agnipath scheme for recruitment of enlisted men and women from those aspiring for a career in the armed forces as well as veterans concerned about the potential fallout. Read More

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‘Pay 2 cr to Pfizer or go to jail’: Delhi HC to Triveni Interchem director

Updated on Feb 01, 2023 07:16 PM IST

According to Pfizer’s lawyer Pravin Anand, Triveni Interchem Private Limited and Triveni Chemicals were found to advertise and offer ‘for sale’ generic Palbociclib in active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) form on their websites and IndiaMART (e-commerce platform), without any permission or authorisation from Pfizer

Delhi HC directed Kamlesh Singh, director of Triveni Interchem Private Limited to pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2 crore to Pfizer over patent issue (Representative Photo)
Delhi HC directed Kamlesh Singh, director of Triveni Interchem Private Limited to pay 2 crore to Pfizer over patent issue (Representative Photo)

Union Budget 2023: Education sector gets highest ever allocation, Centre plans digital library to overcome learning loss during Covid-19

Published on Feb 01, 2023 07:08 PM IST

The Union Budget 2023 presented by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday set aside ₹1.12 lakh crore for education – the highest ever and an increase of around 8.2% than what was pegged in 2022-23.

The Covid pandemic that hit the country in 2020 wreaked havoc on basic education due to closure of schools. According to the Annual Status of Education Report released on Wednesday, the basic reading ability of children dropped to pre-2012 levels.
The Covid pandemic that hit the country in 2020 wreaked havoc on basic education due to closure of schools. According to the Annual Status of Education Report released on Wednesday, the basic reading ability of children dropped to pre-2012 levels.
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Budget announces research grant for lab-grown diamonds, duty cut on raw material

Published on Feb 01, 2023 06:53 PM IST

The Union Budget announced a five-year research grant to one of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for encouraging the indigenous production of lab-grown diamonds (LGD)

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said lab-grown diamonds are environment friendly diamonds which have optically and chemically the same properties as natural diamonds. (Representative Image)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said lab-grown diamonds are environment friendly diamonds which have optically and chemically the same properties as natural diamonds. (Representative Image)

Government hikes rural housing budget to 54,487 crore

Updated on Feb 01, 2023 06:47 PM IST

According to the rural development ministry data, 21.2 million houses have been constructed and another 8.3 million houses need to be built by March 2024

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)
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Union budget 2023: 5G labs to speed up new models, beyond consumer usage

Published on Feb 01, 2023 06:15 PM IST

India’s 5G auctions, which culminated in the second half of 2022, saw Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vi acquire 5G spectrum for commercial networks

There are plans to set up 100 labs in engineering institutions to develop applications. (Representative file image)
There are plans to set up 100 labs in engineering institutions to develop applications. (Representative file image)

Not Amrit Kaal, but 'Mitr Kaal Budget'; Rahul Gandhi says, 'PM doesn't care'

Published on Feb 01, 2023 06:15 PM IST

As finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman termed Budget 2023 as the first budget of Amrit Kaal and PM Modi too in his address later mentioned Amrit Kaal, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi played on the words and said it's 'Mitr Kaal Budget'

Rahul Gandhi said Budget 2023 has no roadmap to build India's future. (AFP)
Rahul Gandhi said Budget 2023 has no roadmap to build India's future. (AFP)

Union budget 2023: Make in India push for mobiles and TVs amidst duty relief

Published on Feb 01, 2023 06:07 PM IST

Manufacturers in India will get relief on custom duties on the import of certain components and parts that go into every mobile phone or smartphone; for instance, the camera

Official government figures peg India’s mobile phone manufacturing at 310 million units in last fiscal. (Representative file image)
Official government figures peg India’s mobile phone manufacturing at 310 million units in last fiscal. (Representative file image)

In Budget, 990 crore for G20 presidency, 100 cr for Iran’s Chabahar port

Updated on Feb 01, 2023 06:03 PM IST

The Union budget also proposes a specific allocation of ₹1,002.78 crore for commitments to issue e-passports and implementing the Passport Sewa Project V2.0 for usher in technological upgrades in passport services

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at North Block ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget 2023-24 (PTI)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at North Block ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget 2023-24 (PTI)

Union Budget: More funds for NATGRID, IB to enhance intelligence gathering

Published on Feb 01, 2023 05:50 PM IST

NATGRID is currently creating a database on bomb blasts, terror funding, fake currency, narcotics, hawala transactions, arms smuggling, and terrorism

The Union home ministry has overall been allotted <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.96 lakh crore. (HT PHOTO)
The Union home ministry has overall been allotted 1.96 lakh crore. (HT PHOTO)
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The Budgetary maths, explained via three numbers

Updated on Feb 01, 2023 05:43 PM IST

The government is hoping to save ₹1.76 lakh crore in subsidy spending in 2023-24 as compared to 2022-23.

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget 2023-24 in the Rajya Sabha on the second day of Budget Session of Parliament on Wednesday. (ANI)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget 2023-24 in the Rajya Sabha on the second day of Budget Session of Parliament on Wednesday. (ANI)

Union Budget 2023: 1,564 crore allocated for Census 2021

Published on Feb 01, 2023 05:17 PM IST

The allocation is less than half compared to last year’s Budget estimate for the Census exercise — ₹3,676 crore — but it was later revised to ₹552.65 crore

Union home minister Amit Shah. (Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah. (Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
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India’s AI focus on problem solving for agriculture, health and smart cities

Updated on Feb 01, 2023 05:18 PM IST

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman called for participation from the industry and academia, particularly developing artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G applications

The government hopes the focus on developing localised AI solutions will speed up implementation for unique use cases. (Representative file image)
The government hopes the focus on developing localised AI solutions will speed up implementation for unique use cases. (Representative file image)

Union Budget: Allocation for housing scheme for rural poor increased by 12%

Published on Feb 01, 2023 05:13 PM IST

The new houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin come with power, cooking gas, and water connections

PMAY-G is among the most popular social welfare schemes. (PTI)
PMAY-G is among the most popular social welfare schemes. (PTI)

In Union Budget, Nirmala Sitharaman announces new plan for alternative fertilisers

Published on Feb 01, 2023 04:59 PM IST

Union Budget: Nirmala Sitharaman said the government will facilitate 10 million farmers to adopt natural farming over the next three years to cut down on chemical fertilisers

Amritsar: Farmers carry cauliflowers from their field, on the day of tabling Union Budget 2023-24, in a village near Amritsar, Wednesday (PTI)
Amritsar: Farmers carry cauliflowers from their field, on the day of tabling Union Budget 2023-24, in a village near Amritsar, Wednesday (PTI)

A budget of striking catchphrases

Published on Feb 01, 2023 04:59 PM IST

Short and popular names and titles of government initiatives, aimed at the public, have been a trademark of the Narendra Modi government

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Wednesday. (AFP Photo)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Wednesday. (AFP Photo)
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