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  • Sep 18, 2021 01:57 AM IST

    US panel votes yes to Pfizer Covid boosters for over-65s and high-risk people, reports AFP

    Federal advisory panel approves booster shots for older Americans and other high-risk groups.

  • Sep 17, 2021 11:10 PM IST

    WHO group on Immunization to take up COVAXIN approval on Oct 5

    The World Health Organization's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization will take up Covaxin approval on October 5. 

  • Sep 17, 2021 11:03 PM IST

    Misinformation by Oppn led to vaccine hesitancy in India: Union minister Puri

    Union petroleum minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday continued to attack opposition parties over spreading misinformation which led to hesitancy in taking the vaccines against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India. Read more

  • Sep 17, 2021 10:43 PM IST

    NCB arrests Dawood Ibrahim's associate in extortion case

    The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday arrested an associated of Dawood Ibrahim, Mohammad Azim Abu Saleem. Saleem was involved in extortion and smuggling of drugs. "Cases of extortion and robbery have been registered against him at several police stations," the NCB said. 

  • Sep 17, 2021 09:31 PM IST

    Maha guv courts controversy as he pulls down woman cyclist's mask at function

    Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Maharashtra governor, courted a controversy after he took off the face mask of a woman whom he felicitated at an event in the city on Friday. Read more

  • Sep 17, 2021 08:57 PM IST

    Beating retreat ceremony resumes at Attari-Wagah border in Punjab

    The beating retreat ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab has resumed with limited number of attendees, news agency ANI reported on Friday. 

  • Sep 17, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    Petrol, diesel GST was on agenda because of Kerala HC order, says FM Sitharaman

    Finance minister Sitharaman said on Friday that bringing petrol and diesel were brought under GST on the basis of Kerala high court's order. Read more

  • Sep 17, 2021 08:05 PM IST

    Training programmes wholly funded by Centre or state governments exempted from GST: FM Sitharaman

    Sitharaman also said that in order to ensure that skill development is given prominence, training programmes which are wholly funded by the Centre or state governments will be exempted from GST. 

  • Sep 17, 2021 08:01 PM IST

    Transport of export goods by vessel, air exempted from GST: Sitharaman

    Finance minister Sitharaman said that transport of export goods by vessel and air has been exempted from GST. “This exemption was given because of the difficulties faced by exporters in getting refund of ITC, due to technical issues on the GST portal," she said, adding the exemption has been extended by one more year.

  • Sep 17, 2021 07:58 PM IST

    Finance minister Sitharaman says drugs for muscular atrophy exempted from GST

    Union finance minister said during Friday's briefing that drugs used for muscular atrophy including Zolgensma have been exempted from the Goods and Services Tax (GST). 

  • Sep 17, 2021 07:52 PM IST

    Finance minister addresses media on outcome of GST council meet

    Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharman is addressing a press conference on the outcome of the 45th GST council meeting. Sitharaman said that people-friendly decisions were taken during the meeting. 

  • Sep 17, 2021 07:33 PM IST

    Dutch defence minister resigns from top post over Afghan crisis

    Dutch defence minister Ank Bijleveld has resigned from the top post after the parliament condemned her handling of evacuation of refugees from Afghanistan in August. 

  • Sep 17, 2021 06:40 PM IST

    Terrorists fire at cop in J&K's in Kulgam district

    On Friday, terrorists fired at a policeman in at Wanpoh area in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, news agency ANI reported. The policeman has been shifted to a hospital. More details are awaited. 

  • Sep 17, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    BJP to form govt in Telangana in 2024, says Amit Shah

    Union home minister Amit Shah said on Friday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the government in Telangana in 2024. “BJP does not do politics of appeasement. We are not scared of the Majlis,” Shah added. 

  • Sep 17, 2021 05:38 PM IST

    More than 20 million vaccine doses administered in India today

    The Centre said on Friday that over 20 million doses of the vaccine against Covid-19 were administered during the day. Read more

  • Sep 17, 2021 05:33 PM IST

    Telangana High Court orders probe into death of Hyderabad rape-murder suspect

    The Telangana high court on Friday ordered a judicial inquiry into the death of the 30-year-old man suspected in the alleged rape and murder of a six-year-old tribal girl in Hyderabad last week. Read more

  • Sep 17, 2021 04:54 PM IST

    PM Modi to interact with healthcare workers, beneficiaries of vaccination programme in Goa tomorrow

    On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with healthcare workers and beneficiaries of the vaccination programme against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Goa, according to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). 

  • Sep 17, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    Delhi reports 33 new Covid-19 cases, 56 recoveries, 1 more death

    The national capital's caseload of the coronavirus disease climbed to 1,438,428 on Friday after 33 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours. One more patient died while 56 recovered from the viral disease, taking the cumulative count of deaths and recoveries to 25,085 and 1,412,936 respectively. The active cases in Delhi stand at 407, the bulletin added. 

  • Sep 17, 2021 03:41 PM IST

    HCs of several states including K'taka, MP to get new chief justices

    High courts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana among others will get new chief justices, news agency PTI reported on Friday. 

  • Sep 17, 2021 03:27 PM IST

    Fire at CBI building in Delhi brought under control, say DFS

    The Delhi Fire Services informed on Friday that the fire which broke out at the CBI building at the CGO complex in Lodhi Road has been brought under control. 

  • Sep 17, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    Delhi govt lists 14 points for construction sites to prevent dust pollution

    The Delhi government on Friday listed 14 points for construction sites to follow to prevent dust pollution in the national capital, environment minister Gopal Rai said on Friday. 

  • Sep 17, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    Fire breaks out in basement of CBI building in Delhi, 8 tenders rushed to spot

    A fire broke out in the basement of the CBI building at the CGO complex in Lodhi Road in the national capital on Friday, news agency ANI reported. Eight fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. All officers and staff in the building have been evacuated. Further details awaited. 

  • Sep 17, 2021 02:18 PM IST

    I-T dept conducts raids against ex-Maha home minister Deshmukh

    The Income Tax department on Friday conducted searches at multiple premises linked to senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh in connection with a tax evasion probe, sources told news agency PTI. The sources added that the raids are being carried out at Mumbai, Nagpur and also in Rajasthan's Jaipur. 

  • Sep 17, 2021 01:50 PM IST

    India administers 10 million covid vaccine doses till 1:34pm

    India has already administered 10 million covid vaccine doses till 1.34pm as part of centre’s vaccine sewa call on Modi’s birthday, the data on Co-Win portal showed. This is the fourth time that 10 million doses have been administered in a single day.

  • Sep 17, 2021 01:08 PM IST

    CRPF nabs wanted Naxal Madkam Raja in Chhattisgarh

    In a joint operation, security forces apprehended wanted Naxal Madkam Raja in Sukma, Chhattisgarh: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

  • Sep 17, 2021 12:56 PM IST

    India shares challenges that prompted us to join AUKUS: Australian envoy

    India shares the “challenging strategic environment” that prompted Australia’s move to forge a security alliance with the US and the UK, including territorial tensions across the Indo-Pacific and China’s massive military modernisation programme, Australian high commissioner Barry O’Farrell said on Friday. Read More

  • Sep 17, 2021 12:43 PM IST

    BJP launches 'Seva Aur Samarpan Abhiyan'

    BJP National President JP Nadda launches 'Seva Aur Samarpan Abhiyan' at BJP headquarter, on the occasion of PM Narendra Modi's 71st birthday.

  • Sep 17, 2021 12:14 PM IST

    At SCO summit, PM Modi says radicalisation biggest challenge in peace

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke about increasing radicalisation that has become the biggest challenge in areas regarding peace, security and trust deficit in his address to the plenary session of 21st meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Dushanbe. Read More

  • Sep 17, 2021 12:10 PM IST

    India has administered at least 770 million Covid vaccine doses till now

    India had administered at least 770 million Covid vaccine doses by Thursday, September 16. Kerala, the state that is currently contributing the most to the country’s Covid tally, inoculated more than 500,000 people in the past 24 hours, state health minister Veena George said in a press release on Thursday. Read More

  • Sep 17, 2021 12:07 PM IST

    ‘India’s first solar mission likely to launch next year’: ISRO

    India’s first solar mission, which was pushed from early 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is likely to be launched in the third quarter of 2022, when the country’s second space observatory Xposat, aimed at helping astronomers study cosmic sources such as pulsars and supernova, will also be launched, senior officials from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. Read More

  • Sep 17, 2021 12:06 PM IST

    Peace, security and trust deficit are ‘biggest challenges’: PM Modi

    20th anniversary of SCO is right time to think about future of SCO. The biggest challenges in this area are related to-peace, security and trust deficit, and root cause of these problems is increasing radicalisation. Recent developments in Afghanistan have made this challenge clear: PM Modi

  • Sep 17, 2021 12:04 PM IST

    This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of SCO: PM Modi

    This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of SCO. I welcome Iran as a new member country of the SCO. I also welcome the three new dialogue partners - Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Qatar, says PM Modi at SCO Summit.

  • Sep 17, 2021 12:00 PM IST

    PM Modi addresses plenary session of SCO Summit in Dushanbe

  • Sep 17, 2021 11:53 AM IST

    Central Vista will be ready to host Republic Day parade 2022: Hardeep Puri

    The Central Vista will be ready to host the next Republic Day parade in 2022, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday.

  • Sep 17, 2021 11:40 AM IST

    Navalny app removed from Google, Apple stores on Russia election day: Allies

    Alphabet's Google and Apple have removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's tactical voting app from their stores, his team said on Friday, after Russia accused the US tech firms of meddling in its internal affairs.

  • Sep 17, 2021 11:26 AM IST

    China's Shenzheu-12 lands safely in Gobi desert, 3 astronauts return after 90-day space mission

    A trio of Chinese astronauts returned to earth Friday after a 90-day stay aboard their nation's first space station in China's longest mission yet.

    Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo landed in the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft Friday at just after 1:30 pm (0530 GMT) after having undocked from the space station Thursday morning.

  • Sep 17, 2021 10:42 AM IST

    Sukhbir Singh Badal arrives in Delhi for protest against Centre

    Sukhbir Singh Badal, President of Shiromani Akali Dal arrived in Delhi for the protest against Central Government over three farm laws at Rakabganj Gurudwara.

  • Sep 17, 2021 10:40 AM IST

    India's Covid-19 tally rises by 34,403 cases

    India on Friday reported 34,403 new Covid-19 cases and 37,950 recoveries in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry.

  • Sep 17, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    Sensex rallies 356 points to lifetime high of 59,498 in opening session

    Sensex rallies 356.95 points to lifetime high of 59,498.11 in opening session; Nifty surges 103.20 points to record 17,732.70.

  • Sep 17, 2021 08:57 AM IST

    ‘Making Taliban great again’: Biden portrayed as terrorist on US billboards

    Weeks after the US completed its withdrawal of troops from war-torn Afghanistan, ending nearly 20 years of combat, a bunch of billboards have now popped up across Pennsylvania – portraying US president Joe Biden as a Taliban terrorist and displaying the slogan “Making the Taliban great again”. Read More

  • Sep 17, 2021 08:37 AM IST

    Delhi traffic update: Jharoda Kalan border closed due to farmers' protest, cops say

    "Jharoda Kalan border has been closed using barricades, in view of farmers' protest," tweets Delhi Traffic Police

  • Sep 17, 2021 07:17 AM IST

    India to join SCO summit in Dushanbe today, Afghanistan affairs high on agenda

    India will on Friday engage in the 21st meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), which is being held in a hybrid format at the Tajikistan capital of Dushanbe. Read More

  • Sep 17, 2021 06:10 AM IST

    Portion of an under-construction flyover collapses in Mumbai

    A portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed in Bandra Kurla Complex in the Mumbai city, Maharashtra, news agency ANI reported on Friday. The mishap that occurred in the early hours has led to several injuries among labourers who were working at the site.

  • Sep 17, 2021 06:09 AM IST

    IAF to bolster fighter fleet with 24 second-hand Mirages

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to acquire 24 second-hand Mirage 2000 fighters, made by Dassault Aviation, in an attempt to strengthen its ageing fleet of the fourth-generation fighters and also secure parts for its two existing squadrons of the aircraft, people familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity.

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Omicron variant: From flight bans to increasing testing, how states are prepping

From demanding a travel ban to measures for scrutinising testing for the disease and emphasising on public health measures such as distancing, here is a look at how some states have responded to the situation.
Some states have imposes mandatory RT PCR testing on arrival for passengers from countries where cases of the variant have been detected.(ANI | Representational image)
Some states have imposes mandatory RT PCR testing on arrival for passengers from countries where cases of the variant have been detected.(ANI | Representational image)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 04:08 PM IST
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RT-PCR test not mandatory for children on Sabarimala pilgrimage: Kerala

Adult pilgrims and staff deployed to Sabarimala will have to show either a two-dose vaccination certificate or the RT-PCR negative certificate within 72 hours.
The Sabarimala shrine opened for the two-month mandalam and makaravilakku pilgrimage earlier this month. (ANI FIle Photo)
The Sabarimala shrine opened for the two-month mandalam and makaravilakku pilgrimage earlier this month. (ANI FIle Photo)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 03:25 PM IST
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Farmers defer tractor rally to Parliament over farm laws but protest will go on

Putting Parliament march, scheduled on November 29, the first day of the winter session, on hold is no softening of the stance as farmer leaders said the protest will continue unless the demands regarding MSP are met. 
Parliament march of the farmers' has now been put on hold. 
Parliament march of the farmers' has now been put on hold. 
Published on Nov 27, 2021 03:23 PM IST
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HT legal team bags 2 awards at 7th edition of INBA Annual Awards

The event was attended by Union minister of state in the ministry of law and justice SP Singh Baghel, senior lawyers and judges from across the world, senior government officials, legal departments of Fortune 500 companies and international law firms.
The “Legal Team of the Year 2021” was given by INBA on Constitution Day. (HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)
The “Legal Team of the Year 2021” was given by INBA on Constitution Day. (HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 03:15 PM IST
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Aircel Maxis case: P Chidambaram, his son Karti summoned by Delhi court

The case, which is being probed by the CBI and ED, relates to alleged irregularities in grant of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval in the Aircel-Maxis deal.
File photo of Congress leader P Chidambaram.(ANI )
File photo of Congress leader P Chidambaram.(ANI )
Published on Nov 27, 2021 02:53 PM IST
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Be proactive, review ease on international travel: PM Modi amid omicron scare

PM Modi chaired a high-level meeting, which lasted almost two hours, to review the public health preparedness and vaccination-related situation for Covid-19 in the country.
PM Modi chaired the meeting on the situation on omicron, Covid-19 and vaccination with top officials. (ANI Photo)
PM Modi chaired the meeting on the situation on omicron, Covid-19 and vaccination with top officials. (ANI Photo)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 02:37 PM IST
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‘Farmer unions to be represented in MSP panel, urge farmers to leave’: Tomar

Tomar also confirmed that the bill to repeal the three farm laws would be tabled in Parliament on the first day of the Winter Session, scheduled to begin on Monday (November 29).
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the Centre has also accepted the unions’ demand for decriminalising stubble burning by farmers.(PTI)
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the Centre has also accepted the unions’ demand for decriminalising stubble burning by farmers.(PTI)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 02:27 PM IST
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'IT cell farziwada': Nawab Malik asks if this photo is behind Rane's prediction

Is this photo the reason you predicted the Maha Vikas Aghadi government will fall by March? Nawab Malik asks Union minister Narayan Rane. 
Nawab Malik on Saturday countered Narayan Rane's prediction with a photo which he claimed has been doctored by BJP IT cell. 
Nawab Malik on Saturday countered Narayan Rane's prediction with a photo which he claimed has been doctored by BJP IT cell. 
Published on Nov 27, 2021 02:26 PM IST
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Patna-bound GoAir flight makes emergency landing in Nagpur after engine glitch

The Patna-bound passengers of the GoAir flight will now leave Nagpur for their destination at 4:45pm in another plane , a spokesperson said. 
The Patna-bound GoAir flight from Bengaluru made a safe landing at 11.15am. (File Photo/Representative Image)
The Patna-bound GoAir flight from Bengaluru made a safe landing at 11.15am. (File Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 01:45 PM IST
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Kejriwal urges PM to ban flights from nations affected by new Omicron variant

The health ministry on Thursday directed all states and union territories to strictly screen and test international travellers from Botswana, South Africa, and Hong Kong which are among the countries where the new variant was detected
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will meet on Monday to discuss how to deal with the threat presented by the new coronavirus variant, first detected in South Africa. (PTI Photo)
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will meet on Monday to discuss how to deal with the threat presented by the new coronavirus variant, first detected in South Africa. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 01:27 PM IST
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Which states and UTs are among India's poorest? List here

India's MPI has three equally weighted dimensions, health, education and standard of living - which are represented by 12 indicators.
Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have emerged as the poorest states in India. (AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have emerged as the poorest states in India. (AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 01:09 PM IST
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Rampath Yatra Express: IRCTC flags off special train for pilgrimage to Ayodhya

  • The new special train between Pune and Ayodhya will cover six pilgrimage destinations on its route, the IRCTC said.
The IRCTC launched the Rampath Yatra Express special train to promote pilgrimage tourism in India.(ANI)
The IRCTC launched the Rampath Yatra Express special train to promote pilgrimage tourism in India.(ANI)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:59 PM IST
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News updates from HT: PM Modi meets top govt officials on Covid-19 situation 

Here are today-’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Narendra Modi during the virtual meeting on Saturday.(Photo via PMO)
Narendra Modi during the virtual meeting on Saturday.(Photo via PMO)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:48 PM IST
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Explained: How NITI Aayog calculates the National Multidimensional Poverty Index

The report was based on the National Family Health Survey 4 (NFHS-4), which was conducted between 2015 and 2016, and developed by the NITI Aayog in consultation with 12 ministries and in partnership with state governments and the index publishing agencies – Oxford University’s Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The multidimensional poverty index is calculated using 12 indicators that are grouped under three dimensions namely, health, education and standard of living.(PTI | Representational image)
The multidimensional poverty index is calculated using 12 indicators that are grouped under three dimensions namely, health, education and standard of living.(PTI | Representational image)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:29 PM IST
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2 Warkaris killed, 24 injured in Pune after hit by mini-truck

Warkaris take annual ‘wari’ (pilgrimage) to Pandharpur town in Solapur district in the state, famous for its Lord Vitthal temple
The Warkaris were coming on foot from Raigad district,when they reached Sate Phata on old Mumbai-Pune highway, a mini-truck hit them. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Warkaris were coming on foot from Raigad district,when they reached Sate Phata on old Mumbai-Pune highway, a mini-truck hit them. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 12:23 PM IST
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