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  • Sep 29, 2022 10:37 PM IST

    Hurricane Ian could be 'deadliest' in Florida's history, warn US President Biden

    United States President Joe Biden warned on Thursday that Hurricane Ian could be the deadliest in Florida's history.  Ian is nearing hurricane strength again over the Atlantic Ocean. The coast of South Carolina is now under a hurricane warning.

  • Sep 29, 2022 10:02 PM IST

    Russia annexations in Ukraine have no place in modern world: UN chief

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that Russia's annexations in war-torn Ukraine had no place in the modern world. 

    "Any decision to proceed with the annexation of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions of Ukraine would have no legal value and deserves to be condemned," Guterres said in a statement. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 09:09 PM IST

    Air India cuts down senior citizen, student concessions from 50% to 25%

    Air India on Thursday reduced its senior citizen and student concessions from 50% to 25%.

    “Considering the overall market situation and dynamics, we have decided to rationalise our fares in line with the broad industry trend. Even after this adjustment, Air India's discount on base fares for both students and senior citizens will be nearly double when compared to other private airlines,” an Air India spokesperson said. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 08:40 PM IST

    Maharashtra adds 453 new Covid cases, 2 more deaths

    Maharashtra on Thursday added 453 new Covid cases and two more deaths, which pushed the caseload and death toll to 81,20,954 and 1,48,338 respectively, according to the state health department. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 08:04 PM IST

    At 36th National Games inauguration, PM Modi says Indian athletes now participate in over 300 global events

  • Sep 29, 2022 07:39 PM IST

    DCGI allows export of malaria vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute

    The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Thursday allowed the export of 2 lakh doses of the first produced-in-India vaccine against malaria. The vaccine was developed by scientists at the University of Oxford and manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII). 

  • Sep 29, 2022 07:11 PM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates 36th National Games in Ahmedabad

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the 36th National games in Ahemedabad. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 06:53 PM IST

    Centre orders blocking 67 pornographic websites

    The Centre has ordered internet companies to block 67 pornographic websites following court orders and for violating the new IT rules that were issued last year. 

    "MeitY in compliance of the said (Uttarakhand High court) order read along with rule 3(2)(b) of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, and in view of certain obscene material available in the below mentioned website that tarnish the image of modesty of women, has directed to immediately take down (block) the ... websites/URLs," according to a letter issued by the Department of Telecom (DoT) few days back. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 06:26 PM IST

    India rises to 40th position in the Global Innovation Index 2022

  • Sep 29, 2022 05:41 PM IST

    3 offices of banned outfit PFI sealed in Assam

    Three offices of the Popular Front of Assam were sealed in Assam on Thursday and a strict watch is being maintained on its members, a police official told news agency PTI. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 04:55 PM IST

    Maharashtra deputy CM orders probe in Rapid Response Vehicles bought by previous govt

    Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday ordered a probe in 18 Rapid Response Vehicles (RRVs) that were purchased by the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) led state government at an inflated price of 3 crore each. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 04:15 PM IST

    Odisha government failed to fulfil people's aspirations: JP Nadda

    Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) national president JP Nadda hit out at the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)-led Odisha government by saying it failed to fulfil the aspirations of people. 

    Addressing a rally in Bhubaneswar, Nadda alleged misrule under the BJD regime and said, "There is corruption in the implementation of PMAY, MGNREGA and other schemes."

  • Sep 29, 2022 03:51 PM IST

    Maharashtra government issues order for compliance of ban on PFI

    The Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government on Thursday issued an order for complying on the ban on the Popular Front of India (PFI). 

    "Maharashtra government home department has issued an order using powers under section 42 of UAPA and with the previous approval of MHA Central government. All the Powers under Sections 7 and 8 of UAPA will be exercised by Police commissioners and District magistrates against the PFI and other related associations," sources from the state home department told ANI. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 03:25 PM IST

    Second India-Zimbabwe foreign office consultations held in Delhi 

    The second India-Zimbabwe foreign office consultations were held in Delhi on Thursday. 

    "Both sides undertook a comprehensive review of bilateral relations and expressed their desire to further advance these relations for the mutual benefit of both countries," the ministry of external affairs said in a statement. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 03:05 PM IST

    Won't contest Congress presidential polls: Ashok Gehlot

    Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said on Thursday that he won't contest the Congress presidential polls next month

    "I met Rahul Gandhi in Kochi and requested him to fight in the Congress presidential polls. When he didn't accept, I said I'll contest but now with the Rajasthan political crisis, I've decided not to contest the elections," Gehlot said. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 02:56 PM IST

    Action will be taken: Bihar CM on state officer's ‘free condom’ rebuke

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday took note of IAS officer Harjot Kaur Bamhrah 'free condom' rebuke and said that action will be taken. 

    "I've immediately called a meeting. We're helping to empower women. I'm monitoring each & everything. Action will be taken," Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 02:50 PM IST

    Centre to mandate minimum 6 airbags in M1 category passenger cars from Oct 2023

    Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday that it has been decided to implement a proposal mandating a minimum of six airbags in passengers cars (M1) category with effect from October next year.

  • Sep 29, 2022 02:16 PM IST

    CBI conducts campaign to dismantle illicit drug trafficking networks

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday conducted a special campaign “Operation Garuda” to dismantle illicit drug trafficking networks. The agency led a global operation in close coordination with the Interpol, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the police forces of several states and Union Territories (UTs) resulting in arrest of around 175 persons & seizure of a huge quantity of narcotics. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 02:04 PM IST

    Akhilesh Yadav seeks BJP’s removal from power as he is re-elected SP chief

    Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday asked the people to remove the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from power in the 2024 national polls and help Samajwadi Party (SP) become a national party in the next five years as he was re-elected its national president for the third time. Read more

  • Sep 29, 2022 12:55 PM IST

    Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath says Rupee at 82 ‘isn’t such a bad thing'

    Online brokerage and trading app Zerodha's co-founder Nikhil Kamath has said rupee at 82 isn't a bad thing. He also tweeted an infographic to compare rupee against other currencies like US dollar, Yen, Pound Sterling and Euro. Read more

  • Sep 29, 2022 10:59 AM IST

    Forceful pregnancy of a married woman can be treated as rape forabortion purposes, rules SC

    Sexual assault by husbands can take form of rape, & the meaning of rape must include the meaning of marital rape under the MTP Act and Rules for the purposes of abortion, rules the Supreme Court. Read more

  • Sep 29, 2022 10:06 AM IST

    Two injured in explosions on passenger buses in J&K’s Udhampur

    A screenshot of a now-deleted tweet by Pakistan's Canadian Embassy which was a reply to a tweet of the Popular Front of India is doing the rounds on social media. Read more

  • Sep 29, 2022 09:24 AM IST

    India reports 4,272 new Covid cases; active caseload at 40,750

    4,272 new Covid infections reported in a day, pushing India's Covid-19 case tally to 4,45,83,360; death toll reaches 5,28,611.

  • Sep 29, 2022 08:49 AM IST

    Can Lalu Yadav say he's a PFI member? BJP on call for RSS ban

    Reacting to the demand for a similar ban on RSS as that has been imposed on the Popular Front of India, BJP leaders said the difference is that they can call themselves 'proud RSS workers'.

    But can the opposition leaders who are raising the demand to ban RSS say that they are PFI members, the BJP leaders asked. Read more

  • Sep 29, 2022 07:24 AM IST

    Jaishankar on ties with China: 'Continue to strive for relationship built on...'

    Foreign minister S Jaishankar has said India will maintain a relationship with China that is based on "mutual" sensitivity, respect, and interest. His remarks came during a media briefing on Wednesday as he responded to a question on the relationship between the two countries. Also read

  • Sep 29, 2022 05:44 AM IST

    New CDS a border expert, collector of masks, keen golfer

    The country’s new chief of defence staff (CDS), Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan (retd), is known to be an authority on border-related issues, has one of the best collections of masks from around the world in the armed forces, and has a solid golf swing, according to people who have known him from his younger days. Read more

  • Sep 29, 2022 05:42 AM IST

    Russia's annexation of four Ukrainian regions expected within days

    Moscow was poised on Wednesday to annex a swath of Ukraine, releasing what it called vote tallies showing support in four partially occupied provinces to join Russia, after what Kyiv and the West denounced as illegal sham referendums held at gunpoint. Read more

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Andhra's ruling party's account hacked. 'In touch with Twitter officials': Cops

Published on Dec 10, 2022 11:06 AM IST

YSR Congress Party Twitter account was used to put out bizarre posts on cryptocurrency.

Bizarre posts were put out on the YSRCP Twitter account.
Bizarre posts were put out on the YSRCP Twitter account.

Lockup the men, let ladies walk out: Kerala HC on hostel curfew timings

Published on Dec 10, 2022 10:58 AM IST

The government claimed the notification had been issued after considering requests by parents concerned about the safety of their daughters.

Lockup the men, let ladies walk out: Kerala HC on hostel curfew timings
Lockup the men, let ladies walk out: Kerala HC on hostel curfew timings

Rishabh Pant's Dream 11 ad draws flak from musicians; ‘You look like a fool’

Published on Dec 10, 2022 10:57 AM IST

Singer Kaushiki Chakraborty slammed Rishabh Pant and asked whether the money he received for the advertisement insulting Indian Classical Music was worth it.

Cricketer Rishabh Pant is at the centre of a controversy for his October Dream 11 advertisement.
Cricketer Rishabh Pant is at the centre of a controversy for his October Dream 11 advertisement.

Tree falls on Chennai petrol pump, wall crashes on cars as Mandous hits | VIDEOS

Updated on Dec 10, 2022 10:23 AM IST

Cyclonic storm Mandous has weakened into a deep depression and will weaken further into a depression by late Saturday, the weather office said after it made landfall late Friday night.

Cyclone Mandous LIVE Updates: Impact in Tamil Nadu.(ANI)
Cyclone Mandous LIVE Updates: Impact in Tamil Nadu.(ANI)

'Tragic': Boy,8, dies days after falling into borewell in Madhya Pradesh village

Published on Dec 10, 2022 10:05 AM IST

Betul tragedy: The boy fell into the borewell earlier this week when he was playing in a field.

8-year-old boy falls in borewell in MP's Betul, rescue ops underway(Twitter)
8-year-old boy falls in borewell in MP's Betul, rescue ops underway(Twitter)

Telangana shocker: Dozens kidnap woman from home. She has been rescued; 16 held

Updated on Dec 10, 2022 09:40 AM IST

The key accused reportedly told the cops that he got married to the woman.

A video was posted by news agency ANI on the mayhem that ensued.
A video was posted by news agency ANI on the mayhem that ensued.

Morning brief: No proof, Centre tells parliament on deaths due to air pollution

Published on Dec 10, 2022 09:02 AM IST

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

According to the Lancet Commission on pollution and health, air pollution was responsible for 9 million premature deaths in 2015, making it the world’s largest environmental risk factor for disease and premature death. (HT Photo)
According to the Lancet Commission on pollution and health, air pollution was responsible for 9 million premature deaths in 2015, making it the world’s largest environmental risk factor for disease and premature death. (HT Photo)

Ravi Kishan blames Congress for 4 kids; says, 'Would have stopped if...'

Published on Dec 10, 2022 08:38 AM IST

Congress leader Supriya Shrinate said at least by Congress's grace Ravi Kishan became the father of three daughters and one son. The Congress leader also called out Ravi Kishan for body shaming his wife as he said her body deteriorated giving birth to four children.

BJP MP Ravi Kishan said he would have stopped had there been a population control bill during the Congress regime. (PTI)
BJP MP Ravi Kishan said he would have stopped had there been a population control bill during the Congress regime. (PTI)

Waterlogging, trail of damage as Cyclone Mandous crosses Tamil Nadu coast| Top 5

Published on Dec 10, 2022 08:37 AM IST

Cyclone Mandous updates: The cyclone made a landfall late on Friday night.

Chennai, Dec 09 (ANI): People push an autorickshaw amid heavy rain and strong winds due to cyclone 'Mandous' which is expected to cross Puducherry and Sriharikota, in Chennai on Friday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Chennai, Dec 09 (ANI): People push an autorickshaw amid heavy rain and strong winds due to cyclone 'Mandous' which is expected to cross Puducherry and Sriharikota, in Chennai on Friday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

Maharashtra delegation meeting Home Minister won't make difference: Karnataka CM

Updated on Dec 10, 2022 10:52 AM IST

Breaking news today December 10, 2022: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.

Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.

'Rahul Gandhi zindabad': Congress defectors in Delhi stage 2am 'Ghar wapsi'

Published on Dec 10, 2022 07:06 AM IST

Ali Mehdi, newly elected Congress councillors Sabila Begum and Nazia Khatoon on Friday joined the AAP only to make a swift return past midnight and claim that their were ‘tricked’

Ali Mehdi apologised for his 'mistake', while councillor Sabila Begum's husband met Congress leader at 2am to assure that the councillor is with the party.
Ali Mehdi apologised for his 'mistake', while councillor Sabila Begum's husband met Congress leader at 2am to assure that the councillor is with the party.

Tournaments keep coming: Jaishankar on India-Pak cricket; ‘Modi voice of world’

Updated on Dec 10, 2022 10:25 AM IST

On the prospect of India, Pakistan playing cricket in either of teh countries, foreign minister S Jaishankar on Friday said there should be sustained international pressure on Pakistan to end terrorism and India will have to take leadership in maintaining that pressure.

External affairs minister S Jaishankar said cross-border terrorism should never be normalised. (ANI)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar said cross-border terrorism should never be normalised. (ANI)

Cyclone Mandous LIVE Updates: Delay in 27 Chennai departures, rain lashes Andhra

Updated on Dec 10, 2022 11:11 AM IST

Cyclone Mandous: Cyclone Mandous crossed the coast and is in deep depression as it's strength is weakening.

Cyclone Mandous: Residents stand beside road eroded by high tides at Mahabalipuram.(AFP)
Cyclone Mandous: Residents stand beside road eroded by high tides at Mahabalipuram.(AFP)

Facial recognition system of Tamil Nadu police stirs privacy row

Updated on Dec 10, 2022 04:32 AM IST

According to their website, 126 facial recognition systems have been installed across various states.

Several users pointed out the Orwellian system and asked if this was even legal.
Several users pointed out the Orwellian system and asked if this was even legal.

Cyclone Mandous: Andhra on alert, disaster response forces in coastal districts

Updated on Dec 10, 2022 05:16 AM IST

Andhra Pradesh chief secretary K S Jawahar Reddy, who reviewed the situation with the collectors of the four districts, asked them to take all precautionary steps to prevent the loss of lives and minimise damage to the properties.

A lifegaurd walks along the sea-shore as waves crash onto the shore ahead of the landfall of cyclonic storm Mandous, in Chennai. (PTI)
A lifegaurd walks along the sea-shore as waves crash onto the shore ahead of the landfall of cyclonic storm Mandous, in Chennai. (PTI)
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