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  • Dec 17, 2021 10:24 PM IST

    Covid-19 cases break daily record in UK for 3rd straight day

    United Kingdom sees record number of new Covid-19 cases for the third consecutive day with 93,045 new infections.

  • Dec 17, 2021 09:52 PM IST

    KMC polls: Calcutta HC dismisses BJP plea

    Calcutta high court division bench dismisses BJP's plea seeking central forces for Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls, scheduled for December 19.

  • Dec 17, 2021 09:19 PM IST

    Fire breaks out in building in Thane

    A fire has broken out on the 13th floor of Kapurbawdi Krishna building in Thane district, four fire tenders are present on the spot: Thane Fire Department

  • Dec 17, 2021 08:34 PM IST

    Kerala's Omicron tally at 7 after detection of 2 new cases

    Kerala reports two fresh cases of Omicron variant, pushing the state's tally to 7.

  • Dec 17, 2021 07:57 PM IST

    CAQM stays ban on construction works in Delhi-NCR.

    Commission of Air Quality Management stays ban on construction works in Delhi-NCR, allows those related to healthcare.

  • Dec 17, 2021 07:46 PM IST

    Maharashtra confirms eight more cases of Omicron

    Maharashtra reports eight new Omicron cases, as its tally reaches 40. Out of these, 6 found positive in Pune, 1 each Mumbai and Kalyan Dombivali.

  • Dec 17, 2021 07:34 PM IST

    Tajikistan foreign minister arrives in Delhi

    Tajik foreign minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin arrives in New Delhi for an official visit, and to attend the 3rd meeting of the India-Central Asia Dialogue: Ministry of External Affairs

  • Dec 17, 2021 06:40 PM IST

    CNG, PNG prices increased in Mumbai

    Prices of CNG and PNG to increase by 2/kg and 1.50/SCM in Mumbai from December 17 midnight.

  • Dec 17, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    Condemn MLA's remark on rape, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

    I wholeheartedly condemn the statement made earlier today by Sri. KR Ramesh Kumar. It is inexplicable how anyone can ever utter such words, they are indefensible. Rape is a heinous crime. Full stop: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress general secretary

  • Dec 17, 2021 06:21 PM IST

    CCI imposes 202 crore fine on Amazon

    Competition Commission of India imposes 202 crore penalty on Amazon for providing ‘false information’ of 2019 Future deal.

  • Dec 17, 2021 05:42 PM IST

    Sputnik V induces 'neutralising' antibody response to Omicron: RDIF

    Sputnik V induces robust neutralizing antibody response to Omicron, further strengthened by Sputnik Light booster, performing 3-7x better than other (including mRNA) vaccines. Sputnik Light’s efficacy vs Omicron expected ~80% after 2-3 months: RDIF

  • Dec 17, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    Punjab polls: BJP confirms alliance with Punjab Lok Congress

    After seven rounds of talks, today I confirm that BJP and Punjab Lok Congress are going to fight the upcoming Punjab assembly elections together. Topics like seat share will be discussed later: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union minister and BJP's Punjab in-charge

  • Dec 17, 2021 05:10 PM IST

    PM Modi holds interaction with leading private equity/venture capital players

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with leading private equity/venture capital players. Talks to revolve around seeking suggestions to making India even more easier to doing business.

  • Dec 17, 2021 04:31 PM IST

    Delhi-NCR schools to reopen in phased manner

    Commission for Air Quality Management allows reopening of schools in Delhi-NCR in phased manner.

  • Dec 17, 2021 04:24 PM IST

    India's Omicron case tally has gone beyond 100, says Centre

    India’s Omicron cases have gone beyond 100-mark with 101 infections in 11 states and UTs, says health ministry.

  • Dec 17, 2021 04:20 PM IST

    ‘Rate of Covid-19 vaccination in India highest among all countries’

    “India is administering Covid-19 vaccine doses at the highest rate in the world and the daily rate of doses administered here is 4.8 times the rate of doses administered in the USA and 12.5 times the rate of doses administered in the UK,” says Lav Agarwal, joint secretary, Union health ministry

  • Dec 17, 2021 04:09 PM IST

    Delhi riots: SC asks Delhi HC to decide on plea seeking FIR against BJP leaders

    Supreme Court direct Delhi High Court to decide expeditiously, preferably within three months, on a petition seeking registration of FIR and investigation against BJP leaders for alleged hate speech at the time of Delhi riots in 2020.

  • Dec 17, 2021 03:27 PM IST

    French defence minister meets PM Modi

    Florence Parly, the French minister for the armed forces, calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Dec 17, 2021 02:59 PM IST

    Delhi govt imposes 1 cr fine on NBCC

    Currently, there is a ban on construction and demolition works in Delhi. Despite the ban, a construction project of NBCC was ongoing at Netaji Subhash Nagar. NBCC has been fined 1 crore for violating the ban and the construction site sealed: Gopal Rai, Delhi environment minister

  • Dec 17, 2021 02:23 PM IST

    PM Modi to make four visits to UP in next 10 days

    PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Ganga Expressway in Shahjahanpur on December 18, will visit Prayagraj, Varanasi and Kanpur on December 21, 23 and 28 respectively.

  • Dec 17, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    Telangana's Omicron tally at 8 as state detects 2 fresh cases

    Two more Omicron cases surface in Telangana, tally goes up to eight.

  • Dec 17, 2021 02:10 PM IST

    Prez Kovind concludes state visit to Bangladesh

    President Ram Nath Kovind departs for Delhi from Dhaka after attending Bangladesh's 50th Victory Day celebrations as guest of honour.

  • Dec 17, 2021 01:35 PM IST

    'He shouldn't have said this': Kharge on Cong MLA's rape remark

    Senior Congress leader and leader of opposition (LoP) in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday condemned the ‘rape’ remark of party MLA Ramesh Kumar and said that Kumar should not have said this. 

  • Dec 17, 2021 12:45 PM IST

    3 Omicron patients in Gujarat's Jamnagar recover from Covid-19

    Three patients of the Omicron variant in Gujarat's Jamnagar, have recovered from Covid-19 and were discharged from 

  • Dec 17, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    Delhi reports 10 new cases of Omicron, tally mounts to 20

    Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday that the national capital has reported 10 new cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and the tally has climbed to 20. Read more

  • Dec 17, 2021 11:48 AM IST

    Development in Kashi roadmap for other Indian cities, says PM Modi at mayors' conference

    Prime Minister Modi said on Friday that development in Kashi is a roadmap for other cities in India. 

  • Dec 17, 2021 11:26 AM IST

    Tamil Nadu helicopter crash: MP CM Chouhan pays last respects to Group Captain Varun Singh

    Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday paid last respects to Indian Air Force (IAF) officer Group Captain Varun Singh at Bairagarh crematorium in Bhopal. 

    Group Captain Singh was the lone survivor of the December 8 helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu in which chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 armed forces personnel were killed.

    Singh was undergoing treatment at Wellington's Military Hospital and was later shifted to Air Force Command Hospital in Bengaluru where he passed away on Wednesday.

  • Dec 17, 2021 11:14 AM IST

    Cong MLA Ramesh Kumar evades questions over 'rape' remark in K'taka assembly

    Karnataka Congress MLA Ramesh Kumar, who is facing nationwide flak over his rape remark in the state assembly on Thursday, was seen evading reporters' questions on whether will he apologise.

  • Dec 17, 2021 10:23 AM IST

    Bhutan confers highest civilian award on PM Modi

    Bhutan on Friday conferred its highest civilian award Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Dec 17, 2021 09:48 AM IST

    Chhatarpur: 1-year-old rescued from borewell, MP CM congratulates authorities

    Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday expressed happiness over the rescue of a one-year-old girl who fell into a 15 feet borewell in the Chhatarpur district on Thursday. Read more

  • Dec 17, 2021 09:27 AM IST

    India records 7,447 Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, new deaths at 391

    India on Friday saw a slight reduction in its daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) after 7,447  cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 34,726,049, according to the Union health ministry. As many as 7,886 patients recovered and 391 succumbed to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. With this, the cumulative count of recoveries and deaths has climbed to 34,162,765 and 476,869 respectively. Read more

  • Dec 17, 2021 09:21 AM IST

    Parts of New Delhi to receive light drizzle today

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that some parts of Delhi are expected to receive light drizzle on Friday under the influence of a western disturbance. Read more

  • Dec 17, 2021 08:31 AM IST

    Fire breaks out in building in Japan, 27 feared dead, says report

    A fire broke out in a building in Japan's Osaka on Friday. As many as 27 people are feared dead, according to local reports. 

  • Dec 17, 2021 08:24 AM IST

    United States: Schools step up security in response to shooting, bomb threats on TikTok

    Schools across the United States have announced that they will increase security in their respective premises in response to TikTok posts warning of shooting and bomb threats.

  • Dec 17, 2021 07:43 AM IST

    From today, Indian pilgrims to visit temple in Pakistan's Punjab province

    From Friday, Hindu pilgrims will begin their journey towards the Katas Raj Temples complex in Pakistan. This comes days after the Pakistan government gave visas to 112 pilgrims who wanted to visit the sacred complex. Read more

  • Dec 17, 2021 07:08 AM IST

    Omicron variant will 'spread much more rapidly', says US Prez Biden

    United States President Joe Biden said that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus will spread much more rapidly in the country and urged American citizens to get vaccinated or boosted. 

    "The only real protection is to get your shot," Biden said on Thursday. 

  • Dec 17, 2021 06:19 AM IST

    Punjab polls: Amarinder Singh likely to meet senior BJP leaders in Delhi today

    Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh is likely to meet senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in New Delhi on Friday to discuss a possible seat-sharing arrangement for the upcoming assembly elections in the northern state, news agency PTI reported. Read more

  • Dec 17, 2021 06:09 AM IST

    Moderna Covid-19 vaccine carries slight risk of non-serious heart problems: Study

    A recent study published in the BMJ medical journal confirms that Moderna's vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) carries a slight risk of usually non-serious heart problems. The study was done on the entire population of Denmark. 

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Eknath Shinde-led rebels name their group ‘Shiv Sena Balasaheb’

Maharashtra crisis: Eknath Shinde and 38 other rebel MLAs have been camping in a five-star hotel in BJP-ruled Assam.
Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde. (Hindustan Times)
Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 01:15 PM IST
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'No delay in calling Army…': Shah defends Modi over Gujarat riots

“The primary reason for these riots was the Godhra train burning. Fifty nine people died in the train incident. I saw a 16-day-old child, sitting on her mother's lap being set on fire. I carried out the cremation with my own hands. The riots in the state started because of this incident," Union home minister Amit Shah told news agency ANI. 
Amit Shah pointed out that the post-Godhra riots were politically motivated.(ANI photo)
Amit Shah pointed out that the post-Godhra riots were politically motivated.(ANI photo)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 01:12 PM IST
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Afternoon brief: Shiv Sainiks vandalise rebel party MLA's Pune office

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Shiv Sena workers vandalise rebel MLA Tanaji Sawant's office in Pune.(ANI screengrab)
Shiv Sena workers vandalise rebel MLA Tanaji Sawant's office in Pune.(ANI screengrab)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 12:57 PM IST
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'Stop bleating like a goat…': Raut slams BJP leaders amid Maharashtra crisis

Maharashtra news: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Saturday tweeted a quote from Rudyard Kipling that warns people against ‘overconcern for money, or position or glory’ - a jab at the rebels.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut. (HT PHOTO)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 25, 2022 01:29 PM IST
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‘No one will be spared…’: Shiv Sainiks vandalise rebel MLA's Pune office | Video

Maharashtra crisis: Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde had alleged that the security cover to the families of legislators camping with him had been withdrawn. The Maharashtra government has rejected the charges.
Office of MLA Tanaji Sawant vandalized by Shivsena workers in Balaji nagar, Pune.(HT Photo)
Office of MLA Tanaji Sawant vandalized by Shivsena workers in Balaji nagar, Pune.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 12:23 PM IST
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Mumbai attacks planner Sajid Mir convicted week before FATF meet

Top Lashkar-e-Taiba operative Sajid Mir was sentenced by an anti-terrorism court in Lahore in the first week of June to 15-and-a-half years in jail after being convicted in a terror financing case
Sajid Mir’s arrest happened so quietly that no one came to know about such an important court verdict in such a high-profile case. (File/Reuters)
Sajid Mir’s arrest happened so quietly that no one came to know about such an important court verdict in such a high-profile case. (File/Reuters)
Updated on Jun 25, 2022 12:52 PM IST
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Govt schemes reach Naxal-affected Abujhmad after region’s first survey

The villages in Chhattisgarh’s Naxal-affected Abujhmad region can now get benefit of government schemes, thanks to the masahati survey being conducted in the area
There was jubilation when the villagers at Orchha in Chhattisgarh’s Abujhmad region saw water coming from the newly laid pipes connected to the first borewell of their village. (Sourced)
There was jubilation when the villagers at Orchha in Chhattisgarh’s Abujhmad region saw water coming from the newly laid pipes connected to the first borewell of their village. (Sourced)
Updated on Jun 25, 2022 12:30 PM IST
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Shinde claims rebel MLAs' families' security removed as 'revenge', MVA responds

Maharashtra crisis: Rebel Shiv Sena MLA warned that if any harm occurs to the family members of the legislators, top leaders of Maha Vikas Aghadi including NCP chief Sharad Pawar, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray and Sena MP Sanjay Raut will be responsible.
Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde speaks to the media in Guwahati,(ANI )
Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde speaks to the media in Guwahati,(ANI )
Published on Jun 25, 2022 11:30 AM IST
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Droupadi Murmu for president, says Mayawati, slams Oppn for not consulting her

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati backed Droupadi Murmu saying 'the Adivasi samaj is an important part of the party's movement' and denied it meant she was supporting the BJP.
BSP Supremo Mayawati (HT FILE PHOTO)(HT_PRINT)
BSP Supremo Mayawati (HT FILE PHOTO)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jun 25, 2022 11:25 AM IST
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‘Modi ji didn't do drama’ : What Amit Shah said on Gujarat riots verdict

  • Referring to Prime Minister Modi, Shah said that he saw a tall leader suffering in this “18-19 years long fight without saying a word, and braving all pain."
Union home minister Amit Shah. (File Photo/ANI)
Union home minister Amit Shah. (File Photo/ANI)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 10:29 AM IST
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'He fought for 19 years, braved pain': Shah defends Modi after Guj riots verdict

Union home minister Amit Shah launched a veiled jibe at Congress for protesting during Rahul Gandhi's questioning by the Enforcement Directorate. Shah said Modi didn't stage a drama while appearing before the Special Investigation Team.
Union home minister Amit Shah.(Twitter/ANI)
Union home minister Amit Shah.(Twitter/ANI)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 10:27 AM IST
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India’s daily Covid tally declines with 15,940 cases, 20 new deaths added

Covid updates in India June 25, 2022: Twenty more patients died due to the virus, and the nationwide toll is nearing 5.25 lakh.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 3.63 lakh samples were tested for Covid in the last 24 hours.(HT file photo)
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 3.63 lakh samples were tested for Covid in the last 24 hours.(HT file photo)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 09:56 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

Kawasaki Ninja 400 BS 6 launched in India, price starts at 4.99 lakh

  • The 399 cc parallel-twin motor engine of the new Kawasaki Ninja 400 is BS 6 compatible. Besides the upgraded engine, the motorcycle has also received other key updates.
Published on Jun 25, 2022 09:36 AM IST
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‘Beware of overconcern…': Sena MP's tweet attack on rebels as Uddhav firefights

Maharashtra crisis: On Friday, Uddhav Thackeray in an emotional address described the defectors as ‘backstabbers’. In his second address late night, he accused the BJP of trying to finish off the Shiv Sena.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut.
Published on Jun 25, 2022 09:36 AM IST
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Morning brief: CM Uddhav to chair crucial Sena meet, and all the latest news

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray. (HT file picture)
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray. (HT file picture)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 09:00 AM IST
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