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  • Mar 09, 2022 11:10 PM IST

    PM lauds collaborative efforts by Centre, state govts in tackling Covid

    Following the earlier chaired meeting, PM Modi lauded the collaborative efforts by Union and state governments along with “active participation of citizens” in tackling Covid-19. He also appreciated the “relentless efforts” by vaccinators and healthcare workers.

  • Mar 09, 2022 10:12 PM IST

    BJP to organise meeting tomorrow at 4pm after win in polls: Goa CM

    Goa chief minister and BJP leader Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday that the party has organised a meeting tomorrow at 4pm at the state headquarter, according to ANI. “We organized a meeting for all BJP candidates, including BJP Goa presidentSadanand Tanavade, ex-Maharashtra CM…Devendra Fadnavis, and BJP Goa desk in-charge CT Ravi, to discuss about tomorrow's result. They're called at party's HQ at 4pm after the win,” he was quoted as saying.

  • Mar 09, 2022 08:21 PM IST

    PM Modi chairs meeting to review Covid-19 situation in India

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing a meeting currently to review the Covid-19 situation in India and public response in India.

  • Mar 09, 2022 08:04 PM IST

    Fixed upper age limit for appearing in NEET-UG exam removed

    The National Medical Commission (NMC) on Wednesday decided to remove the upper age limit for appearing in NEET-UG exam.

  • Mar 09, 2022 05:40 PM IST

    Delhi civic poll schedule to be announced next week: SEC

    Delhi civic poll schedule, which was to be announced today at 5pm, has been deferred till next week after the State Election Commission (SEC) said that it received a ‘communication’ from the Centre.

  • Mar 09, 2022 05:03 PM IST

    BJP asks poll body to ‘fully protect’ venues, nearby areas

    Amid Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party's claims on EVMs, BJP asks the Election Commission of India (ECI) to ‘fully protect’ venues, adjoining areas and counting processes hours before the poll results are declared tomorrow in Uttar Pradesh and four other states.

  • Mar 09, 2022 04:10 PM IST

    Devendra Fadnavis, other BJP leaders detained in Mumbai

    BJP leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis along with his party workers have been detained by police in Mumbai over their protest demanding NCP leader Nawab Malik's resignation from the state cabinet. Malik is currently in judicial custody after getting arrested on February 23 by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case linked to fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim. Read here.

  • Mar 09, 2022 04:06 PM IST

    Counting of votes to start in UP at 8am tomorrow

    The counting of votes in Uttar Pradesh will commence from 8am onwards tomorrow at the counting halls in Ramabai Rally Sthall. “Entry without an Identity card is not allowed inside the counting centrem," District election officer said in a statement.

  • Mar 09, 2022 03:20 PM IST

    SC gives bail to convict in assassination of ex PM Rajiv Gandhi

    Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to AG Perarivalan, a convict in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The Court said that he was in jail for 32 years, and is currently out on parole. However, the apex court stated that under parole, movement is limited and Perarivalan has to report to the local police every month.

  • Mar 09, 2022 02:40 PM IST

    SP writes to EC demanding live webcast of counting process

    A day before the counting of votes in five states, including the vital Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party (SP) has written to the chief election commissioner regarding the process. In a letter, the party has demanded webcasting of the counting process in all constituencies across all UP districts and that the link for the same be made available to all political parties so that it can be watched live.

  • Mar 09, 2022 01:56 PM IST

    Calcutta HC seeks response from Bengal govt on internet suspension

    Calcutta high court seeks West Bengal govt's response on a PIL challenging the State govt's decision of temporarily suspending internet services in certain districts of the state between March 7 -16 for class 10 state board exams.

  • Mar 09, 2022 12:54 PM IST

    Chhattisgarh to reintroduce old pension scheme for govt employees

    Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel announces in his budget speech old pension scheme for government employees will be reintroduced.

  • Mar 09, 2022 11:33 AM IST

    Dates for Delhi civic polls to be announced today

    State Election Commission to announce the schedule for elections to Delhi's three municipal corporations – a total of 272 wards -- at 5pm.

  • Mar 09, 2022 11:08 AM IST

    J&K: NIA raids in Baramulla district

    National Investigation Agency (NIA) raiding multiple locations in Pattan town of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir. The places being raided include the residential house of former District President Jamate Islamia Abdul Gani Wani and Peer Tanveer.

  • Mar 09, 2022 09:54 AM IST

    Minor raped by ex-IB officer in Delhi: Police

    A 60-year-old former Intelligence Bureau officer accused of raping a minor girl aged 17 years. He is absconding. Case registered under POCSO Act and other sections at Delhi's Karol Bagh police station: Delhi Police

  • Mar 09, 2022 09:02 AM IST

    India sees 4575 new Covid-19 cases and 145 deaths

    India records 4575 new Covid-19 cases as total caseload rises to 42,975,883. As many as 7416 new recoveries and 145 deaths in last 24 hours.

  • Mar 09, 2022 08:48 AM IST

    Indian Coast Guard chief reviews operational preparedness in Sir Creek

    Indian Coast Guard hovercraft patrols near the Sir Creek area. Hovercrafts have increased patrolling in view of the recent activities on the Pakistan side. Coast Guard chief VS Pathania reviewed the operational preparedness in the area on Tuesday: Indian Coast Guard officials

  • Mar 09, 2022 07:59 AM IST

    Venezuela releases jailed US executive

    Gustavo Cardenas, a Venezuelan-born US citizen, released from jail in Venezuela after being held there, since 2017, for alleged corruption.

  • Mar 09, 2022 06:34 AM IST

    South Korea sees record fresh Covid-19 cases

    South Korea logs a new record daily high 342,446 Covid-19 cases, along with 158 related fatalities.

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Serum institute seeks government nod to export Covovax to the US

  • SII manufactures Covovax under a license from the vaccine’s developer, US-based Novavax. The export version of the vaccine is called Nuvaxovid and has been dispatched to New Zealand, Netherlands, Australia and Indonesia, where a total of at least 100 million doses have been sent.
SII chief executive officer Adar Poonawalla. (REUTERS)
SII chief executive officer Adar Poonawalla. (REUTERS)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 03:16 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

Covid jabs protect people of all body weights: Study

  • Within the vaccinated group, however, those with a low or high body mass index (BMI) were at greater risk of hospitalisation and death compared with people with healthy weight.
Of over 9 million people in the study, 566,461 tested positive during the study from December 8, 2020 (date of the first vaccine given in the UK) to November 17, 2021. (Pic for representation)(HT_PRINT)
Of over 9 million people in the study, 566,461 tested positive during the study from December 8, 2020 (date of the first vaccine given in the UK) to November 17, 2021. (Pic for representation)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 03:06 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

College student dies of rabies infection in Kerala

Health minister Veena George directed the state health director to carry out a probe and submit a report on the incident.
A college student succumbed to rabies infection despite taking necessary vaccination at Mankara in north Kerala on Thursday. (Representative Photo)
A college student succumbed to rabies infection despite taking necessary vaccination at Mankara in north Kerala on Thursday. (Representative Photo)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 12:45 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, Palakkad

Convict in Vismaya case moves Kerala HC

The convict S Kiran Kumar, in his appeal, has claimed that he was convicted and punished without there being sufficient evidence to prove his guilt.
The convict S Kiran Kumar, in his appeal, has claimed that he was convicted and punished without there being sufficient evidence to prove his guilt. (PTI File)
The convict S Kiran Kumar, in his appeal, has claimed that he was convicted and punished without there being sufficient evidence to prove his guilt. (PTI File)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 12:44 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, Kochi

Kerala on high alert after anthrax cases detected in Athirapally area

Experts said bacteria normally spread through body waste of affected animals after animals come in contact with the affected soil.
Many wild boars died in the area in the past couple of days and officials sent remains for testing that confirmed presence of anthrax, said health minister Veena George. (HT)
Many wild boars died in the area in the past couple of days and officials sent remains for testing that confirmed presence of anthrax, said health minister Veena George. (HT)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 12:43 AM IST
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By, Thriuvananthapuram

Environmentalists, NGOs oppose tourism in tribal areas of Dallapalli valley in Andhra

Known for its serene climate, pristine landscape and waterfalls, Dallapalli has been on the tourist circuit map of erstwhile Visakhapatnam, about 15 km from Paderu.
A proposal of the Andhra Pradesh tourism department to construct tourism resorts on the picturesque Dallapalli valley in the tribal area of Paderu has evoked a strong protest from environmentalists and NGOs. (HT)
A proposal of the Andhra Pradesh tourism department to construct tourism resorts on the picturesque Dallapalli valley in the tribal area of Paderu has evoked a strong protest from environmentalists and NGOs. (HT)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 12:43 AM IST
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By, Hyderabad

5 charred to death in Andhra after live wire fell on autorickshaw

The incident happened near Chillakondaiah Palli village of Tadimarri block around 7 am when a live wire from a high-tension pole fell on the autorickshaw carrying as many as 12 women farm labourers.
Five women labourers were charred to death when an autorickshaw which they were travelling in caught fire after a high-tension electric wire fell on it in Andhra Pradesh’s Satya Sai district on Thursday. (Representative Photo)
Five women labourers were charred to death when an autorickshaw which they were travelling in caught fire after a high-tension electric wire fell on it in Andhra Pradesh’s Satya Sai district on Thursday. (Representative Photo)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 12:42 AM IST
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By, Hyderabad

Heated arguments in Kerala assembly over buffer zone notification

Both the sides traded charges and counter-charges which finally led to the walkout by Congress-led United Democratic Front. The UDF MLAs alleged that a letter written by the Pinarayi Vijayan government to the environment ministry earlier was one of the factors that led to the verdict of the apex court
The Kerala assembly on Thursday witnessed heated exchanges between the ruling LDF and opposition UDF over the recent Supreme Court order on buffer zone around forest areas that triggered widespread protests across the state. (ANI)
The Kerala assembly on Thursday witnessed heated exchanges between the ruling LDF and opposition UDF over the recent Supreme Court order on buffer zone around forest areas that triggered widespread protests across the state. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 12:40 AM IST
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By, Thiruvananthapuram

4 BJP Hyderabad corporators defect to TRS

The four corporators – Banothu Sujatha Naik from Hastinapuram, Archana Prakash from Rajendranagar, Derangula Venkatesh from Jubilee Hills and Sunitha Prakash Goud from Adikmet – joined the TRS at Telangana Bhavan in the presence of party working president and IT minister KT Rama Rao.
Four BJP members of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation defected to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi on Thursday. (Representative Photo)
Four BJP members of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation defected to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi on Thursday. (Representative Photo)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 12:35 AM IST
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By, Hyderabad

TRS, BJP poster war intensifies in Hyd

The party also set up a board with an electronic clock showing countdown for the rule of KCR in the state.
As Hyderabad is getting ready to host the two-day national executive committee meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party on July 2 and 3, the party is locked in a poster war with the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi in the city. (HT)
As Hyderabad is getting ready to host the two-day national executive committee meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party on July 2 and 3, the party is locked in a poster war with the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi in the city. (HT)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 12:34 AM IST
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By, Hyderabad

You are no longer AIADMK coordinator, EPS tells OPS

Palaniswami further said that amendments to the party bylaw, brought in December last year, to facilitate elections to the posts of coordinator and joint coordinator was rejected by the general council on June 23 and hence they had become invalid.
The letter was in response to Panneerselvam writing to EPS on Wednesday, expressing his willingness to sign the mandatory authorisation forms for AIADMK candidates to contest in the July 9 local body bypolls for over 500 seats in the state on party’s ‘two-leaves’ symbol. (ANI)
The letter was in response to Panneerselvam writing to EPS on Wednesday, expressing his willingness to sign the mandatory authorisation forms for AIADMK candidates to contest in the July 9 local body bypolls for over 500 seats in the state on party’s ‘two-leaves’ symbol. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 03:00 AM IST
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By, Chennai

Want to be CM of united K’taka, statehood demand for north is for development: Katti

The senior BJP leader had recently said that 50 new states would come into existence after the 2024 Lok Sabha election and north Karnataka would become a separate state, too.
Karnataka forest and food and civil supplies minister Umesh Katti (HT)
Karnataka forest and food and civil supplies minister Umesh Katti (HT)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 12:31 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, Mysuru

Hindu outfit member booked for announcing bounty on Udaipur killers: Police

The case was booked against Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) spokesperson Sanjay Jat under section 153A (promoting enmity between groups) of the Indian Penal Code at Nai Ki Mandi police station of Agra, said a senior police officer.
Police personnel in a scuffle with members of Sarva Hindu Samaj during their protest in Udaipur on Thursday. (PTI)
Police personnel in a scuffle with members of Sarva Hindu Samaj during their protest in Udaipur on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 01:33 AM IST
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Delhi Police raid Mohammed Zubair’s house in Bengaluru, seize laptop

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair was arrested on Monday for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Hindus through the tweet. On Tuesday, a Delhi court had extended his custodial interrogation by four days.
Mohammed Zubair being brought by the Delhi Police to Bengaluru on Thursday. (PTI)
Mohammed Zubair being brought by the Delhi Police to Bengaluru on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 03:20 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

Congress will return to power in 2023, says Siddaramaiah

The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee chief and Siddaramaiah both are aspirants for the top job if the party comes to power in next year’s elections
Siddaramaiah (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Siddaramaiah (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 12:29 AM IST
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