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  • Oct 15, 2021 11:08 PM IST

    Puducherry extends Covid-19 restrictions till Oct 31,  night curfew from 11pm to 5am 

    The Puducherry administration extended the Covid-19 restrictions till October 31 and said that a ‘Corona curfew’ between 11pm and 5am everyday would be in place, reports ANI.

  • Oct 15, 2021 10:30 PM IST

    Amit Shah flags off ‘Go-Go tourists buses’ in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar

    Home minister Amit Shah flagged off Go-Go tourist buses in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar islands as part of his visit, reports ANI.

  • Oct 15, 2021 09:40 PM IST

    ‘Everything sorted out’: Sidhu after meeting Rahul Gandhi

    “Everything has been sorted out,” says Navjot Singh Sidhu after meeting Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, reports ANI.

  • Oct 15, 2021 09:37 PM IST

    Sidhu shared concerns with Rahul Gandhi, to continue as Punjab Congress president: Harish Rawat

    Harish Rawat said that Navjot Singh Sidhu has shared his concerns with Rahul Gandhi and the party has told that they would be addressed, reports ANI. 

    “He (Sidhu) assured Rahul Gandhi that he has withdrawn his resignation and he will resume his duties as the PCC president,” Rawat said.

  • Oct 15, 2021 08:38 PM IST

    Sidhu will abide by Congress high command, continue working for party, says Harish Rawat

    Punjab Congress leader Harish Rawat said that Navjot Singh Sidhu would abide by the party's central leadership and would continue working for the party, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 15, 2021 08:27 PM IST

    Navjot Singh Sidhu arrives at Rahul Gandhi's residence in Delhi

    Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived at the residence of party leader Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 15, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    Maharashtra sees 2,149 new Covid-19 cases, 29 deaths

    Maharashtra reported 2,149 new Covid infections and 29 deaths as the state's tally reached 6,588,429 and the death toll climbed to 139,734. Of these, Mumbai added 480 new cases and five fatalities. The cities tally was recorded at 750,974 while the death toll was at 16,177.

  • Oct 15, 2021 07:49 PM IST

    UK Conservative MP David Amess dies after being stabbed multiple times 

    UK MP David Amess died after being stabbed multiple times at a church by a man who walked into a meeting with voters from his electoral district, reports Reuters citing the police.

  • Oct 15, 2021 07:37 PM IST

    Rajasthan allows sale, bursting of green crackers in state except NCR area

    The Rajasthan government amended its earlier order on ban of firecrackers and allowed the sale and bursting of crackers in the state except in the NCR area, reports ANI. 

    Bursting will be allowed from 8pm to 10 pm on Diwali, Gurupurab and other festivals and between 6am to 8am on Chhath and between11:55 pm and 12:30 am on Christmas and New Year.

  • Oct 15, 2021 06:48 PM IST

    US allows entry to fully vaccinated foreigners from November 8, reports AFP

    The US White House said that foreigners fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can enter the country from November 8, reports AFP.

  • Oct 15, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    Karnataka reports 470 new Covid-19 cases, 9 deaths in 24 hours

    Karnataka reported 470 new Covid-19 cases and nine more deaths as the state's tally reached 2,982,869 and the death toll climbed to 37,931, reports ANI.

  • Oct 15, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    Kerala sees 8,867 new Covid-19 cases, 67 deaths in last 24 hours

    Kerala logged 8,867 new Covid-19 cses and 67 deaths in the last 24 hours. The death toll climbed to 26,734 and the active caseload was recorded at 94,756, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 15, 2021 06:01 PM IST

    2 people arrested after speeding car knocks down crowd in Jashpur, Chhattisgarh

    Two people have been arrested after the incident in Jashpur, Chattisgarh, where a speeding car ran over people during a rally, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 15, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    1 dead, 16 injured after car runs over religious rally in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur

    One person dead and 16 others were injured after being run over by a car in Jashpur, Chhattisgarh.

  • Oct 15, 2021 05:11 PM IST

    11 dead, 6 injured after trolley overturns in Chirgaon, Uttar Pradesh

    11 people, including four children, were dead and six other were injured after their trolley overturned in Chirgaon, reports ANI. The injured have been admitted to hospital.

  • Oct 15, 2021 04:49 PM IST

    At least 32 dead, 53 wounded after blast in mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan

    At least 32 people were dead and 53 wounded following a bomb blast in a Shiite mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, reports AFP quoting a medic.

  • Oct 15, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    Amit Shah arrives at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar islands, on 3-day visit

    Home minister Amit Shah arrived in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar islands, where he is scheduled to participate in various events during his three-day visit, reports ANI.

  • Oct 15, 2021 03:58 PM IST

    Kandahar mosque attack: Reports show 16 dead, nearly 40 more injured after deadly blast

    As many as 16 people were killed and nearly 40 others have been injured in a bomb blast in a mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, reports ANI, citing TOLOnews.

  • Oct 15, 2021 03:12 PM IST

    Dehradun admin to launch mega Covid-19 vaccination drive with focus on second doses

    The Dehradun administration said that a mega Covid-19 vaccination drive is being launched and also announced prizes for people who get their second dose vaccine between October 18 and November 2, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 15, 2021 02:43 PM IST

    Odisha schools to reopen for class 11 on Oct 21, class 8 on Oct 25; Guidelines to be issued soon

    The Odisha government has decided to reopen schools for class 11 from October 21 and for class 8 from October 25, reports ANI quoting state school education minister Samir Ranjan Dash. “Guidelines will be issued by the Department, whatever guidelines that we issued for classes 9th, 10th and 12th will continue,” Dash said.

  • Oct 15, 2021 02:25 PM IST

    TN CM Stalin writes to counterparts in Delhi, Haryana, Odisha, Rajasthan for reconsidering blanket ban on crackers

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin writes to his counterparts in Delhi, Haryana, Odisha and Rajasthan urging them to reconsider the blanket ban on sale of firecrackers and request that the sale of firecrackers that falls within the norms set by the Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal may be permitted in their states.

  • Oct 15, 2021 01:33 PM IST

    Body with severed hand found hanging at farmer protest site at Singhu border

    The body of a man in his 30s with a severed hand was found hanging close to the main stage of the farmer protest site at Singhu near the Delhi-Haryana border on Friday morning as police said the murder appears linked to the alleged desecration of the holy Sikh scripture. Read More

  • Oct 15, 2021 01:04 PM IST

    PM Modi addresses launch of 7 new defence companies

    I urge these seven companies to prioritise 'research and innovation' in their work culture. You have to take lead in future technology, give opportunities to researchers. I would also urge startups to collaborate with these 7 companies: PM Modi on dedication of 7 new defence companies

  • Oct 15, 2021 12:40 PM IST

    Centre delegates power to Ladakh LG under Forest Rights Act

    The President of India has empowered the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh to exercise the powers and discharge the functions of the State Government under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 within the Union territory.

  • Oct 15, 2021 12:31 PM IST

    Aryan Khan video calls family from Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail

    Aryan Khan spoke with his father Shah Rukh Khan and mother Gauri Khan via video call from inside Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail,  ANI reported .

    Mumbai Special court has reserved order for 20th October on his bail application.

  • Oct 15, 2021 11:36 AM IST

    Bangladesh on edge after Durga Puja violence, security tightened

    Bangladesh was on tenterhooks on Friday as Muslims will offer their weekly prayers and Hindus in the country will immerse the idols of Durga as the violence over the alleged desecration of the Quran continued overnight even as authorities deployed security personnel in large numbers to bring the situation under control. Read More

  • Oct 15, 2021 11:20 AM IST

    Delhi boy Mridul Agarwal tops IIT entrance exam JEE-Advanced

    Mridul Agarwal of IIT Delhi scores top rank in JEE entrance exam; obtained 348 marks out of 360 marks. Kavya Chopra of IIT Delhi zone has topped in the female category with CRL 98. She obtained 286 marks out of 360.

     

  • Oct 15, 2021 11:01 AM IST

    India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 97.14 crores

    India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 97.14 crores (97,14,38,553) as per provisional reports till 7 am today, informs Union ministry of health.

  • Oct 15, 2021 10:40 AM IST

    JCO, soldier killed in encounter with terrorists in J-K’s Poonch

    Two Indian Army personnel, including a junior commissioned officer (JCO), were killed in a gunbattle with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, reports said on Friday.

  • Oct 15, 2021 09:48 AM IST

    India records 16,862 new Covid-19 cases, 11% less than than yesterday

    India's Covid-19 tally falls to 16,862, 11% less than than Thursday's cases.  The tally has now reached 34,037,592.

  • Oct 15, 2021 09:08 AM IST

    Petrol crosses 111 in Mumbai, costs 111.09 a litre today

    Petrol crosses Rs.111 in Mumbai. After the revision in prices, it was selling at Rs.111.09 per litre. Alitre of diesel was priced at Rs.101.78 on Friday.

  • Oct 15, 2021 08:44 AM IST

    Those attacking Durga Puja pandals will be hunted down, punished: Sheikh Hasina

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a tough warning against those involved in the attacks on Hindu temples and Durga Puja venues at several places, including Cumilla in the Chittagong division, and promised to bring to justice the culprits behind the violence.

  • Oct 15, 2021 07:38 AM IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi extends Dusshera wishes

  • Oct 15, 2021 07:20 AM IST

    Ex-US president Bill Clinton hospitalised with 'non-Covid infection'

    Former president Bill Clinton has been hospitalized with a non-Covid-related infection, a spokesman said Thursday evening.

    Clinton, 75, was admitted to a hospital in Irvine in southern California on Tuesday evening, Angel Urena tweeted.

  • Oct 15, 2021 06:59 AM IST

    Safe from Taliban: 100 Afghan women football players evacuated to Qatar

    As many as 100 women footballers, including members of the national football team, were evacuated from Afghanistan, which is under the Taliban, on Thursday on a flight to Doha, the Qatari government said. “Around 100 footballers & their families including female players are on board,” Lolwah Al-Khater, Qatar's assistant foreign minister, said in a tweet. Read More

  • Oct 15, 2021 05:36 AM IST

    Monsoon to complete its withdrawal today

    The monsoon withdrew from most parts of the country on Thursday, largely sticking to its usual schedule despite a late start to the withdrawal.

  • Oct 15, 2021 05:29 AM IST

    Congress finalises succession plan for House panels

    The Congress party, which has struggled to effect a smooth succession plan for organisational positions, seems to have managed the process efficiently in its parliamentary wings. Read More

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Don’t let Covid 3rd wave fear ruin holiday plans, follow protocol: Minister

Tourism minister G Kishan Reddy said the central government is watching every recent development and Covid situation in India and abroad. “I strongly believe we can control a third wave through our efforts,” he said, an official statement later on the Press conference said.
Tourism minister G Kishan Reddy said getting completely vaccinated with two doses of vaccines is very crucial for the steady growth of tourism sector. (PIB)
Tourism minister G Kishan Reddy said getting completely vaccinated with two doses of vaccines is very crucial for the steady growth of tourism sector. (PIB)
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 12:35 AM IST
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HT THIS DAY: December 5, 1971 — Counter-offensive is under way; crushing blow dealt on Pak war machine

The Indian Force lost a total of 11 aircraft, six in West Pakistan and five over Bangla Desh. This, according to a Defence Ministry spokesman, is “moderate” considering that the IAF attached heavily defended targets in daylight. No IAF aircraft was lost on the ground
A screengrab of the Hindustan Times on December 5, 1971
A screengrab of the Hindustan Times on December 5, 1971
Published on Dec 05, 2021 12:32 AM IST
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Veteran Kannada film actor S Shivaram dies at 83, to get state funeral

S Shivaram was admired for his roles in ‘Naagarahavu’, ‘Nanobba Kalla’, ‘Yajamana’, ‘Apthamitra’ and ‘Hombisilu’
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who mourned S Shivaram’s demise, said the last rites will be performed on Sunday with full state honours. (ANI)
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who mourned S Shivaram’s demise, said the last rites will be performed on Sunday with full state honours. (ANI)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 12:25 AM IST
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Cyclone Jawad to weaken before hitting Puri, but states prepare for heavy rainfall

Extremely heavy rain is expected over Odisha on Saturday, and very heavy rain over West Bengal and Odisha on Sunday
Fishing boats anchored ashore amid Cyclone Jawad threat in Puri, on Saturday. (PTI)
Fishing boats anchored ashore amid Cyclone Jawad threat in Puri, on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 12:17 AM IST
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Rajnath Singh urges MSMEs to invest in defence sector

“We have an estimated 85,000 crore industry of aerospace and defence. The contribution of the private sector in this has increased to 18,000 crore,” Rajnath Singh said in his speech at the MSME conclave.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh with dignitaries during the MSME Conclave in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh with dignitaries during the MSME Conclave in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 12:15 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind hails PAC for ensuring accountability at centenary event

Parliamentary committees, especially the PAC, are crucial to ensure “administrative accountability of the executive towards the legislature,” the President said
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses at the inauguration of the centenary celebrations of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, at the Central Hall, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses at the inauguration of the centenary celebrations of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, at the Central Hall, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 12:12 AM IST
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Vaccination mandatory to visit apartments, says Karnataka CM

Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday announced that only those with two coronavirus vaccine doses will be allowed to enter apartment complexes as part of safety protocols following detection of Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the state
The state government has told residential associations to conduct meetings only with people who have taken two doses of the vaccine. (PTI)
The state government has told residential associations to conduct meetings only with people who have taken two doses of the vaccine. (PTI)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 12:12 AM IST
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Konijeti Rosaiah, former CM of undivided Andhra Pradesh, passes away

Former chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh and veteran Congress leader Konijeti Rosaiah passed away following a cardiac arrest on Saturday morning.
Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao meets family of former chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh, Konijeti Rosaiah, in Hyderabad on Saturday. (ANI)
Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao meets family of former chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh, Konijeti Rosaiah, in Hyderabad on Saturday. (ANI)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 12:10 AM IST
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Authorities test over 100 people who attended conference with infected man

In an attempt to track the source of new Covid variant Omicron in a 46-year-old Bengaluru doctor, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials are conducting contact tracing of medical professionals who attended an international conference here on November 20
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike officials have been unable to trace the source of the new variant in the patient, who doesn’t have any international travel history. (PTI)
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike officials have been unable to trace the source of the new variant in the patient, who doesn’t have any international travel history. (PTI)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 12:09 AM IST
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ByArun Dev, Bengaluru

Assam journalist booked under sedition charges over article on lawyer’s arrest

Journalist Anirban Roy Choudhury was booked at Silchar Sadar police station under sections 153 (A) and 124 (A) (sedition), along with other sections of the Indian Penal Code, police said
Journalist Anirban Roy Choudhary on November 28 wrote an article in local news portal Barak Bulletin on the arrest of Pradip Dutta Roy after sedition charges were pressed against the senior advocate. (Representational image)
Journalist Anirban Roy Choudhary on November 28 wrote an article in local news portal Barak Bulletin on the arrest of Pradip Dutta Roy after sedition charges were pressed against the senior advocate. (Representational image)
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 01:46 AM IST
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ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Bihar adds ‘backlog’ of 2,424 Covid deaths

The Bihar government on Friday revised its Covid-19 death toll, adding a “backlog” of 2,424 deaths that had earlier gone unaccounted for.
The Bihar government on Friday revised its Covid-19 death toll, adding a ‘backlog’ of 2,424 deaths that had earlier gone unaccounted for. (HT file photo)
The Bihar government on Friday revised its Covid-19 death toll, adding a ‘backlog’ of 2,424 deaths that had earlier gone unaccounted for. (HT file photo)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 12:05 AM IST
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Extortion case: Police file charge sheet against Param Bir Singh, Sachin Vaze

The crime branch has pressed charges against former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh, dismissed assistant police inspector Sachin Vaze and two others in an extortion case.
The crime branch on Saturday pressed charges against former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh in an extortion case filed by an hotelier. (HT file photo)
The crime branch on Saturday pressed charges against former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh in an extortion case filed by an hotelier. (HT file photo)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 12:02 AM IST
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ByVijay Kumar Yadav

Tripura State Rifles jawan kills 2 seniors, surrenders: Police

According to a police officer, the accused, Sukanta Das (38), a rifleman of the 5th battalion of TSR, gunned down his seniors — Subedar Marka Singh Jamatia and Naib Subedar Kiran Jamatia — as he was “not given relief despite approval of his leave application”
The accused was a rifleman of the 5th battalion of Tripura State Rifles (TSR). (Representational Image)
The accused was a rifleman of the 5th battalion of Tripura State Rifles (TSR). (Representational Image)
Published on Dec 04, 2021 11:59 PM IST
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ByPriyanka Deb Barman

Omicron in India: Two infected in Maharashtra, Gujarat; total now 4

The number of infections of the Omicron variant in India grew to four after authorities in Maharashtra and Gujarat confirmed one case each.
Dozens of more people and hundreds of close contacts of the known cases are under surveillance or being sought for testing and isolation across the country.(PTI photo)
Dozens of more people and hundreds of close contacts of the known cases are under surveillance or being sought for testing and isolation across the country.(PTI photo)
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 01:57 AM IST
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IMD alerts: 12 states to get rainfall till December 6 due to cyclone Jawad

  • According to the latest bulletin by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cyclone has weakened into a deep depression and will move north-northwestwards towards Odisha's Puri, where it will make landfall around Sunday noon.
After making landfall in Odisha's Puri disrict on Sunday noon, cyclone Jawad will move towards West Bengal. (AP Photo/R Parthibhan)
After making landfall in Odisha's Puri disrict on Sunday noon, cyclone Jawad will move towards West Bengal. (AP Photo/R Parthibhan)
Published on Dec 04, 2021 11:57 PM IST
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