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  • AUG 01, 2021 09:51 PM IST

    PM Modi to interact with PMGKAY beneficiaries in Gujarat on Aug 3

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) in Gujarat on August 3 via video conferencing, reports ANI.

  • AUG 01, 2021 08:41 PM IST

    UP police say no procession should be allowed on Muharram due to Covid-19

    The Uttar Pradesh police said that no procession should be allowed on the occasion of Muharram due to the Covid-19 pandemic, reports ANI.

  • AUG 01, 2021 08:30 PM IST

    'Hope our people will do a good job': Congress' Shashi Tharoor on India's UNSC presidency

    As India assumed the presidency of UN Security Council for August, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that India has a "good team" at the UN and also said he hoped that the team would do a good job and make India proud, reports ANI.

  • AUG 01, 2021 07:25 PM IST

    Maharashtra report 6,479 new Covid-19 cases, 157 deaths in last 24 hours

    With 6,479 new Covid-19 cases and 157 deaths in the last 24 hours, Maharashtra's tally reached 6,310,194 and the death toll climbed to 132,948. Mumbai reported 328 new cases and 10 more fatalities as the city's tally reached 735,107 and the death toll further went up to 15,899.

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:31 PM IST

    Over 20,000 new Covid-19 cases, 56 deaths in Kerala in last 24 hours

    Kerala reported 20,728 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday and 56 more deaths pushed the death toll to 16,837. Active caseload stands at 167,379, reports ANI.

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:27 PM IST

    PM Modi congratulates PV Sindhu on winning Bronze at Tokyo Olympics

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Indian badminton player PV Sindhu for winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

    "We are all elated by the stellar performance by @Pvsindhu1. Congratulations to her on winning the Bronze at @Tokyo2020. She is India’s pride and one of our most outstanding Olympians," Modi tweeted.

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:33 PM IST

    7 bodies recovered, 3 still missing after 10 people drowned in flash floods in Lahaul: Himachal CM

    Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said that seven bodies have been recovered while three are still missing of the 10 people who drowned in a recent flash flood in Lahaul, reports ANI.

  • AUG 01, 2021 03:19 PM IST

    Uzbekistan supports India's candidacy for permanent membership in UN

    Uzbekistan's ambassador to India Dilshod Akhatov said that the country supports India's candidacy to permanent membership at the UN security council, reports ANI.

  • AUG 01, 2021 02:03 PM IST

    Russia reports 22,804 new Covid-19 cases, 789 deaths

    Russia reported 22,804 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, including 2,484 in Moscow, taking the official national tally since the pandemic began to 6,288,677.

  • AUG 01, 2021 01:55 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh: 4 members of family killed in house collapse

    Four members of a family, including two minors, were killed and another girl was injured after their mud house collapsed due to heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa district on Sunday, an official said.

  • AUG 01, 2021 01:42 PM IST

    Iran denies launching oil tanker attack that killed 2

    Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman has denied Tehran carried out a drone attack on an oil tanker off Oman that killed two people, even as Israel alleges the Islamic Republic launched the assault.

  • AUG 01, 2021 01:24 PM IST

    Himachal CM conducts aeriel survey to flood affected region

    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur conducts aerial survey of the flood-affected region of Lahaul-Spiti district on Sunday.

  • AUG 01, 2021 01:06 PM IST

    Yamuna water level close to danger mark

    Yamuna water level close to danger mark at Old Yamuna Bridge - 'Loha Pul'.

  • AUG 01, 2021 12:46 PM IST

    1,16,393 crore collected in GST revenue in July

    1,16,393 crore collected in GST revenue in July, 33% higher than same month last year, says finance ministry.

  • AUG 01, 2021 12:38 PM IST

    Govindas Konthoujam joins Bharatiya Janata Party

    Govindas Konthoujam, former Manipur Congress chief joins Bharatiya Janata Party, in the presence of Manipur CM N Biren Singh.

  • AUG 01, 2021 12:25 PM IST

    Covid vaccine at doorstep for old, ailing Kolkata residents

    The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will soon start visiting old and ailing residents of the city to vaccinate them, its chief Firhad Hakim said.

  • AUG 01, 2021 12:14 PM IST

    Naxals kill a 35-year-old man in Chandan Bahara village

    Naxals kill a 35-year-old man in Chandan Bahara village, Nagari tehsil of Dhamtari district, say police, reports ANI.

  • AUG 01, 2021 11:53 AM IST

    Arunachal Pradesh logs 266 new Covid-19 cases, 3 fresh fatalities

    Arunachal Pradesh reported 266 fresh Covid-19 cases, which pushed the tally to 48,122, a senior health official said here on Sunday.

  • AUG 01, 2021 11:14 AM IST

    RT-PCR report mandatory for people coming from Kerala to TN from August 5

    RT-PCR report mandatory for people coming from Kerala to Tamil Nadu from August 5: Tamil Nadu Health Minister, Ma Subramanian.

  • AUG 01, 2021 11:02 AM IST

    Grey Line extension, Pink Line segment of Delhi Metro to be opened on August 6

    Grey Line extension, Pink Line segment of Delhi Metro to be opened on August 6: DMRC.

  • AUG 01, 2021 10:57 AM IST

    Over 49.49 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses provided to States/UTs so far

    More than 49.49 crore (49,49,89,550) Covid-19 vaccine doses provided to States/UTs so far. 3,00,58,190 vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs: Government of India.

  • AUG 01, 2021 10:36 AM IST

    Schools will reopen for Class 9 to Class 12 from tomorrow in Uttarakhand

    Uttarakhand | Schools will reopen for Class 9 to Class 12 from tomorrow in the state.

    All schools have been asked to strictly follow Covid-19 protocols and classes will function in two shifts where number of students is higher: State Education Minister Arvind Pandey.

  • AUG 01, 2021 10:35 AM IST

    Till now, India has administered 47,02,98,596 vaccine doses

    Till now, India has administered 47,02,98,596 vaccine doses including 60,15,842 doses administered in the last 24 hours: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

  • AUG 01, 2021 10:21 AM IST

    South Korea reports 1,442 more Covid-19 cases, 199,787 in total

    South Korea reported 1,442 more cases of Covid-19 as of midnight Saturday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 199,787.

  • AUG 01, 2021 09:57 AM IST

    Indian boxer Satish Kumar exits Olympic Games

    Indian boxer Satish Kumar ( 91kg) exits Olympic Games after quarterfinal loss to Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov.

  • AUG 01, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs likely to visit J-K, Ladakh from August 17-22

    Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh from 17th August to 22nd August: Sources, reports ANI.

  • AUG 01, 2021 09:29 AM IST

    India logs fresh 41,831 Covid-19 cases; 541 deaths in last 24 hrs

    India on Sunday recorded fresh 41,831 Covid-19 cases and 541 deaths in last 24 hours, Union health ministry's data showed.

  • AUG 01, 2021 09:24 AM IST

    Rockets hit Kandahar airport in Afghanistan

    Rockets hit Kandahar airport in Afghanistan: Airport official, reports AFP.

  • AUG 01, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    India takes over UN Security Council Presidency for August

    "Truly impressed with the agenda, which embraces pressing global issues incl maritime security, peacekeeping & counter-terrorism. Expecting fruitful & effective work," tweets Nikolay Kudashev, Russian Envoy to India.

  • AUG 01, 2021 08:45 AM IST

    Police in China detain Canadian pop star Kris Wu over rape allegation

    Police in China said they have detained a 30-year-old Canadian man surnamed Wu on suspicion of committing rape, with state media identifying him as Chinese-born pop singer Kris Wu.

  • AUG 01, 2021 08:12 AM IST

    Waterlogging in Yamuna Bazar area

    Waterlogging in Yamuna Bazar area following rainfall in the national capital this morning.

  • AUG 01, 2021 08:04 AM IST

    Australia's New South Wales reports 239 locally acquired Covid-19 cases

    Australia's most populous state of New South Wales recorded 239 Covid-19 infections of the highly transmissible Delta variant on Sunday, matching the record daily number of cases in the current outbreak seen on Thursday.

  • AUG 01, 2021 07:24 AM IST

    ATM cash withdrawals to cost more from today

    Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) across banks are all set to undergo a change from Sunday, August 1, following an order from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:52 AM IST

    Muslim Women's Rights Day

    Muslim Women's Rights Day is observed across the nation on August 1 to celebrate the enactment of the law against triple talaq.

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:14 AM IST

    Rashtrapati Bhavan, museum to open for visitors from today

    Rashtrapati Bhavan, as well as the museum complex, which was closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic since April this year, will reopen for public viewing from Sunday.

  • AUG 01, 2021 06:04 AM IST

    Rain lashes parts of Delhi-NCR

    Rain lashes parts of Delhi-NCR

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:51 AM IST

    Antony Blinken to participate in 5 ASEAN ministerial meetings on August 2-6

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will take part in five online ministerial meetings within the framework of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to discuss regional and international issues.

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:45 AM IST

    National Book Trust Foundation Day

    National Book Trust (NBT) was established on August 1, 1957. This organisation is the vision of the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:11 AM IST

    5.2 magnitude quake jolts Mexico

    A 5.2 magnitude earthquake jolted 26 kilometer West-Southwest of Bavispe, Mexico at 21.19 GMT on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

  • AUG 01, 2021 05:06 AM IST

    Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new Covid cases

    Florida reported 21,683 new cases of Covid-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Saturday, as its theme park resorts again started asking visitors to wear masks indoors.

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A healthcare worker collects a swab sample of a girl for the Covid test inside a train compartment, in Bengaluru, Karnataka. (ANI)
A healthcare worker collects a swab sample of a girl for the Covid test inside a train compartment, in Bengaluru, Karnataka. (ANI)

Karnataka records 818 new Covid cases, 21 deaths

By Press Trust of India, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 02:30 AM IST
Out of the total number of new cases reported, 359 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 381 discharges and eight deaths
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai in the Karnataka assembly said that the bill was a not-for-profit model and had a comprehensive multi-subject curriculum for university. (PTI)
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai in the Karnataka assembly said that the bill was a not-for-profit model and had a comprehensive multi-subject curriculum for university. (PTI)

Bill for setting up of university on land acquired for industries gets Karnataka assembly nod

By HT Correspondent, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 02:26 AM IST
The bill was brought in the ongoing monsoon session of the state assembly in which Dr Ashwath Narayan, Karnataka’s minister for Higher education, tabled the bill to allow Chanakya university to be set up in 116 acres in the Aerospace Park near Devanahalli, on the outskirts of Bengaluru.
Locals gather as firefighters douse a fire that broke out at a private apartment following a gas leakage in the pipeline in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (ANI)
Locals gather as firefighters douse a fire that broke out at a private apartment following a gas leakage in the pipeline in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (ANI)

Two die in Bengaluru apartment fire

By HT Correspondent, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 02:20 AM IST
The video of a woman in her balcony engulfed in fire went viral on social media as the flames and smokes spread for a significant time in the apartment in Devarachikkanahalli in southern Bengaluru.
The bill was passed in the Karnataka assembly even as legislators across the aisle, including of the BJP, sought to get clarifications on the scope of the bill and its intent to protect religious structures from being demolished as per the 2009 Supreme Court order. (HT Photo)
The bill was passed in the Karnataka assembly even as legislators across the aisle, including of the BJP, sought to get clarifications on the scope of the bill and its intent to protect religious structures from being demolished as per the 2009 Supreme Court order. (HT Photo)

Bill to protect religious structures passed in Karnataka assembly

By Sharan Poovanna, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 02:18 AM IST
The bill comes days after a video of a religious structure in Nanjangud, Karnataka being torn down by an earth mover went viral on social media with Mysuru-Kodagu member of Parliament Prathap Simha raising the issue to target authorities who were carrying out the drive with no consultations.
The state government on Tuesday said it is deliberating on introducing a law to “check involuntary religious conversions”, after a BJP legislator raised the issue in the Karnataka assemblyearlier in the day. (PTI)
The state government on Tuesday said it is deliberating on introducing a law to “check involuntary religious conversions”, after a BJP legislator raised the issue in the Karnataka assemblyearlier in the day. (PTI)

Law against involuntary religious conversions on anvil: BJP minister in Karnataka assembly

By HT Correspondent, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 02:14 AM IST
Gulihatti D Shekar, the legislator, said there has been “heightened activity” around conversions in Karnataka. “In Chitradurga district and my constituency (Hosadurga), around 15,000-20,000 people have already been converted,” he said.
Nine contractual employees of Indore civic body were booked on Tuesday for allegedly disrespecting Ganpati idols collected from people by throwing them into a pond for immersion, Madhya Pradesh police said. (HT photo)
Nine contractual employees of Indore civic body were booked on Tuesday for allegedly disrespecting Ganpati idols collected from people by throwing them into a pond for immersion, Madhya Pradesh police said. (HT photo)

9 Indore civic body employees booked for disrespecting Ganesh idols: Madhya Pradesh police

PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 02:08 AM IST
Indore civic body chief Prathiba Pal terminated all nine employees, including two supervisors -- Avinash Deshmukh and Chandra Shekhar Yadav -- from the services
Initial probe into the seizure of the largest ever single cache of Afghan heroin from Mundra port last week has revealed that a Chennai couple whose import firm received the drugs in the garb of talc powder received a commission of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10-12 lakh for the job. (REUTERS)
Initial probe into the seizure of the largest ever single cache of Afghan heroin from Mundra port last week has revealed that a Chennai couple whose import firm received the drugs in the garb of talc powder received a commission of 10-12 lakh for the job. (REUTERS)

Couple held in Afghan heroin seizure at Mundra Port got 10-12 lakh: Probe

By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2021 01:55 AM IST
New Delhi: Initial investigations into the seizure of the largest ever single cache of Afghan heroin from Mundra port last week have so far revealed that a Chennai couple whose import firm received the drugs in the garb of talc powder received a commission of 10-12 lakh for the job, officials familiar with the probe said on Tuesday
The NIA has questioned 10 individuals associated with banned Jamaat-e-Islami ( JeI ), Jammu and Kashmir in connection with a terror funding case. (Archive)
The NIA has questioned 10 individuals associated with banned Jamaat-e-Islami ( JeI ), Jammu and Kashmir in connection with a terror funding case. (Archive)

NIA questions 10 individuals linked to JeI, Jammu and Kashmir in terror-funding case

By Neeraj Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 01:49 AM IST
The questioning comes weeks after NIA on August 8 carried out raids at 56 locations linked to the group in Jammu and Kashmir
The BJP is looking to drop as many as half of the sitting MLAs to blunt anti-incumbency in the states going to assembly polls in 2022. (PTI file)
The BJP is looking to drop as many as half of the sitting MLAs to blunt anti-incumbency in the states going to assembly polls in 2022. (PTI file)

BJP may drop 50% of MLAs for 2022 assembly polls to blunt anti-incumbency

PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 01:43 AM IST
In the previous assembly elections, the party had dropped 15-20% of the sitting MLAs, but the figure could be much higher this time given public dissatisfaction over a host of governance issues, said a senior party functionary
The Union education ministry constituted a 12-member national steering committee to develop the new national curriculum framework (NCF) in line with the National Education Policy ( NEP ) 2020. (HT File)
The Union education ministry constituted a 12-member national steering committee to develop the new national curriculum framework (NCF) in line with the National Education Policy ( NEP ) 2020. (HT File)

Education ministry forms panel to draft new national curriculum framework in line with NEP

PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 01:29 AM IST
The national curriculum framework serves as a guideline for syllabus, textbooks, teaching and learning practices in the country. India is currently following its fourth national curriculum framework that was published by the NCERT in 2005.
Assembly polls will be held in Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in 2022.
Assembly polls will be held in Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in 2022.

BJP may drop 50% of MLAs for ’22 state polls to blunt anti-incumbency

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 01:24 AM IST
  • In the previous assembly elections, the party had dropped 15-20% of the sitting MLAs, but the figure could be much higher this time given public dissatisfaction over a host of governance issues, said a senior party functionary.
Appearing for the couple, senior advocate Kapil Sibal said the ED had no jurisdiction to call his clients to Delhi for probe.
Appearing for the couple, senior advocate Kapil Sibal said the ED had no jurisdiction to call his clients to Delhi for probe.

Delhi HC declines to stay ED summons to TMC leader

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 01:20 AM IST
  • Justice Yogesh Khanna issued a notice and directed the agency to respond within three days, and posted the next hearing for September 27.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has jumped to probe a money laundering angle in the recovery as it wants to unearth the international syndicate behind it and seize their assets.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has jumped to probe a money laundering angle in the recovery as it wants to unearth the international syndicate behind it and seize their assets.

Couple held in Afghan heroin seizure case got 10-12L: Probe

By Neeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 01:16 AM IST
  • An official dealing with narco-terrorism said they have information that Vaishali and Sudhakar were taking instructions from some people based in Afghanistan and Iran.
According to NIA, JeI’s Kashmir chapter raised donations in India and abroad, ostensibly for charity, but diverted the funds raised to finance violence and secessionist activities.(HT PHOTO)
According to NIA, JeI’s Kashmir chapter raised donations in India and abroad, ostensibly for charity, but diverted the funds raised to finance violence and secessionist activities.(HT PHOTO)

NIA quizzes 10 linked to JeI in terror-funding case

By Neeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 01:14 AM IST
  • The questioning comes weeks after NIA on August 8 carried out raids at 56 locations linked to the group in Jammu and Kashmir.
The ruling came on a plea by Riti Singh Verma, who sought that all Covid-19 deaths be probed by the expert committee after her 34-year-old husband died of Covid-19 at the Jaipur Golden Hospital in Rohini, on May 14 during the second wave.
The ruling came on a plea by Riti Singh Verma, who sought that all Covid-19 deaths be probed by the expert committee after her 34-year-old husband died of Covid-19 at the Jaipur Golden Hospital in Rohini, on May 14 during the second wave.

Delhi HC overrules LG’s objection to govt’s Covid deaths panel

By Richa Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 01:06 AM IST
  • The court said that the committee will pass a reasoned order without importing the liability on the hospital, and specified that the HPC will be permitted to go ahead if the Delhi government clarifies that any compensation will be paid and absorbed by it alone.
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