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  • Sep 20, 2021 09:48 PM IST

    PM Modi discusses bilateral cooperation, regional situation with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the ongoing bilateral cooperation initiatives and regional situation with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud.

  • Sep 20, 2021 08:54 PM IST

    Canadians vote in country's 44th federal election

    Canadians began voting in the country’s 44th Federal elections on Monday, following a 36-day campaign.

    While the Liberal Party of Canada had 31.9% vote share, which translate to 148 seats, their rivals, the Conservative Party of Canada had 31.4% vote share or 125 seats, according to tracking website 338 Canada.

    Also, CBC’s poll tracker gives Trudeau's ruling party a 57% chance of forming a minority Government but just 17% for a majority.

  • Sep 20, 2021 08:40 PM IST

    Baby Rani Maurya and Dilip Ghosh appointed BJP's vice president

    BJP on Monday appointed former Uttarakhand governor Baby Rani Maurya and party's former West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh as the vice president of the party.

  • Sep 20, 2021 08:33 PM IST

    BJP appoints Sukanta Majumdar its Bengal chief

    Bharatiya Janata Party (JP) has appointed MP Sukanta Majumdar its West Bengal unit president, a party statement quoting national president JP Nadda read.

  • Sep 20, 2021 08:17 PM IST

    US to ease travel restrictions, passengers must either be fully jabbed or test Covid negative within 3 days

    The US has planned to ease travel restrictions and the passengers must now either be fully vaccinated or test negative for Covid-19 within three days of flight, reports AP.

  • Sep 20, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    Mobile internet services suspended in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri after infiltration attempt at LoC

    Following an infiltration attempt at the Line of Control, mobile internet has been suspended in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir. Operations underway after a group of infiltrators sneaked in Uri. 

  • Sep 20, 2021 07:53 PM IST

    UK says working with India to expand recognition of vaccine certificate to those jabbed in India

    A British High Commission spokesperson said, “The UK is committed to opening up international travel again as soon as is practicable and this announcement is a further step to enable people to travel more freely again, in a safe and sustainable way, while protecting public health. We are engaging with the Government of India to explore how we could expand UK recognition of vaccine certification to people vaccinated by a relevant public health body in India.”

  • Sep 20, 2021 07:35 PM IST

    Intensity of rain to slow down in Kolkata from tomorrow: IMD Kolkata head

    Head of IMD, Kolkata, Sanjib Bandyopadhyay said that the intensity of the rains will start slowing down from tomorrow in Kolkata and the situation will improve, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 20, 2021 07:28 PM IST

    PM Modi, US President Joe Biden to have bilateral meeting on Sept 24: White House

    The White House has confirmed that US President Joe Biden would participate in a bilateral meeting with PM Modi on September 24, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 20, 2021 07:15 PM IST

    5 people killed in shooting with police in Almaty, Kazakhstan, reports AFP

    Five people have been killed in a shooting with police in Almaty, Kazakhstan, reports AFP.

  • Sep 20, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    IMD issues yellow alert to 12 districts in Odisha, heavy rainfall expected from Sept 26

    Due to a cyclonic circulation that is likely to form over east-central and adjoining northeast of Bay of Bengal on September 25, the IMD has predicted fresh spell of heavy rains in Odisha from September 26. Also, 12 districts have been issued yellow alert, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 20, 2021 06:59 PM IST

    Protesting farmer unions didn't present their proposal, says Union agriculture minister Tomar

    Union agriculture minister Narendra Tomar said that the protesting farmers unions didn't present their proposal even after 11 rounds of talks, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 20, 2021 06:27 PM IST

    Uttarakhand Covid-19 curfew extended till 6am on October 5

    The Covid-19 curfew in Uttarakhand have been extended till 6am on October 5 from 6am September 21, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 20, 2021 06:22 PM IST

    Punjab CM Channi to visit protesting farmers at Delhi border

    Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said he would visit the protesting farmers at Delhi border, to express his solidarity. He also said that the Union government must take back anti farmers law.

  • Sep 20, 2021 06:01 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha by-election: Congress fields Rajani Patel from Maharashtra

    Congress fielded Rajani Patel in the Rajya Sabha by-election from Maharashtra, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 20, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    AAP to contest all 68 seats in Himachal Pradesh assembly elections next year

    The Aam Aadmi Party's Himachal Pradesh in-charge Ratnesh Gupta said that the party would contest from all 68 seats for the state assembly elections in 2022, reports ANI.

  • Sep 20, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    Actor Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra, his coworker Ryan Thorpe granted bail in pornographic movie production case

    A Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Monday granted bail to businessman Raj Kundra and his Information Technology (IT) Head Ryan Thorpe on a surety of 50,000. Mumbai Crime branch had arrested actress Shilpa Shetty's husband Kundra in July and filed a charge-sheet against him last week.

  • Sep 20, 2021 05:27 PM IST

    Himachal Pradesh orders schools to stay shut till Sept 25 in view of Covid-19

    Himachal Pradesh government has ordered all schools, except residential schools, to stay shut till September 25 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 20, 2021 05:13 PM IST

    Cabinet meeting in Punjab scheduled for 8pm today, says deputy CM Randhawa

    Punjab's deputy CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said that a formal cabinet meeting has been scheduled for 8pm today, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 20, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    Delhi HC stays proceedings in trial court against Gautam Gambhir in alleged illegal stocking of Covid drugs case

    Delhi HC stays the proceedings in trial court against Gautam Gambhir and his foundation in the case related to the alleged illegal stocking of Covid-19 medicines, reports PTI. 

  • Sep 20, 2021 04:32 PM IST

    Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine safe for children between 5, 11, reports AFP 

    The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine was found safe for children aged five to 11 after clinical trials, reports AFP citing the two companies. The vaccine makers also said they would seek regulatory approval shortly in the US, EU and around the world “as soon as possible.”

  • Sep 20, 2021 04:02 PM IST

    India to resume Covid-19 vaccine exports from October

    India's Covid-19 vaccine export under the Vaccine Maitri initiative from October.

  • Sep 20, 2021 03:28 PM IST

    ‘Peace, tranquility in border areas essential for development of relationship’: Foreign secretary Shringla on India-China ties

    Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that peace and tranquility in border areas is essential for the development of ties with China, reports ANI. “Development of India-China relationship can only be based on ‘three mutuals’-mutual respect, mutual sensitivity and mutual interests,” he said.

  • Sep 20, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    ‘Congress or foreign agents’ sponsoring farmers protest, says Karnataka CM Bommai

    Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai said that the Congress or the foreign agents in the country are the sponsors of the protests by farmers in Delhi borders and other areas, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 20, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    2 bodies of people who went missing at Versova beach in Mumbai found, search on for 3rd person

    Two bodies have been recovered after three people went missing during Ganapati immersion at Versova beach in Mumbai yesterday while the search continued for the third, reports ANI. 

    Initially five children drowned and locals had saved two and the search operations were continuing since yesterday for the remaining three.

  • Sep 20, 2021 02:24 PM IST

    ‘Full steam ahead’: IAEA chief on North Korea's nuclear programme

    Director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi has said that North Korea's nuclear programme is going “full steam ahead,” reports Reuters.

  • Sep 20, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    8 people die in shooting at a Russian city

    Russia's Investigative Committee says  people died in a shooting at a university in Perm, news agency AFP reported. 

  • Sep 20, 2021 01:16 PM IST

    Aam Aadmi's rule established, says new Punjab CM Channi; urges Centre to take back farm laws

    After his oath ceremony, Punjab chief minister Channi says he is "aam aadmi". “I represent the poor. Aam aadmi's rule has been established. Appeals to the centre to take back the three farm laws. Punjab govt is with the farmers in their struggle. I am standing with farmers," he also said.

  • Sep 20, 2021 01:01 PM IST

    West Bengal BJP not to contest Rajya Sabha bypolls

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal has decided not to contest the Rajya Sabha by-election which is scheduled to be held on October.

  • Sep 20, 2021 12:06 PM IST

    Sonu Sood, under scrutiny for tax evasion, breaks silence

    Actor Sonu Sood has issued a statement after an investigation into his finances allegedly revealed discrepancies. The Central Board of Direct Taxes recently alleged that the actor and his associates had evaded tax of 20 crore. Read More

  • Sep 20, 2021 12:04 PM IST

    Former bureaucrat Rajiv Aggarwal takes over as Facebook’s public policy head

    Social media giant Facebook on Monday announced that former bureaucrat and Uber executive Rajiv Aggarwal will be taking over as director of public policy. Read More

  • Sep 20, 2021 09:32 AM IST

    India reports 30,256 new Covid-19 cases, 295 deaths

    India reports 30,256 fresh cases of Covid-19, 43,938 recoveries, and 295 deaths in the last 24 hours.

  • Sep 20, 2021 09:26 AM IST

    Sensex tumbles 355 points, trades at 58,660

    Sensex tumbles 355.27 points to 58,660.62 in opening session; Nifty slumps 108.50 pts to 17,476.65.

  • Sep 20, 2021 09:16 AM IST

    UP issues guidelines for Navratri, Dussehra and Chehallum. Details here

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday issued guidelines in view of Shardiya Navratri, Vijayadashami, Dussehra, and Chehallum. The government has asked people to maintain law and order and communal harmony during the time of the festivals. Read More

  • Sep 20, 2021 08:20 AM IST

    From Panjshir, stories of resistance from women: 'Fought Taliban with stones'

    In the Taliban blitzkrieg that swept through Afghanistan last month, one province was determined to not let the insurgents succeed. Read More

  • Sep 20, 2021 08:03 AM IST

    BJP leader Kirit Somaiya detained at rly station ahead of visit to Kolhapur

    Kirit Somaiya, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Lok Sabha member, was detained early on Monday at Karad railway station in Maharashtra’s Satara district and later taken to the Circuit House by Mumbai Police. Read More

  • Sep 20, 2021 07:16 AM IST

    Taliban removes Uzbek from official language status

    Contrary to their pledges of forming an inclusive government and respecting all the ethnicities in its Islamic Emirate, the Taliban removed Uzbek from official language status

  • Sep 20, 2021 06:28 AM IST

    Opposition parties' 11-day protest against Centre begins today

    From Monday, nineteen opposition parties will hold protests and demonstrations across the country against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre. Read More

  • Sep 20, 2021 06:06 AM IST

    Covid-19 vaccination drive scaled up in poll-bound states

    Administering at least one Covid vaccine dose to the entire eligible population in election-bound states such as Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand is a priority for the government, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Read More

  • Sep 20, 2021 05:27 AM IST

    Charanjit Singh Channi appointment doesn’t hurt Sidhu’s CM prospects in Punjab

    The Congress’s Punjab plan went off smoothly with the removal of Captain Amarinder Singh as CM and finding a suitable replacement in Charanjit Singh Channi, 58, who was picked to lead the border state on Sunday, party insiders said.

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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)
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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 

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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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