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  • Aug 18, 2021 10:37 PM IST

    West Bengal logs 646 new Covid-19 cases and 7 deaths

    West Bengal reports 646 new Covid-19 cases, 660 recoveries and seven deaths. Total cases rise to 1,540,258.

  • Aug 18, 2021 09:51 PM IST

    Ahead of festivals, Maharashtra CM's request to people

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray urges people to not violate Covid-19 protocols in the state.

  • Aug 18, 2021 09:18 PM IST

    36 new Covid-19 cases and 4 deaths in Delhi

    Delhi logs 36 new Covid-19 cases, four deaths and 76 recoveries. Total cases at 1,437,192 including 1,411,688 recoveries, 25,077 deaths and 427 active cases. Positivity rate at 0.05%.

  • Aug 18, 2021 08:43 PM IST

    Fresh Covid-19 cases rise in Maharashtra and Mumbai

    Maharashtra records 5132 new Covid-19 cases after three straight days of less than 5000 fresh infections. 285 people test positive in Mumbai, up from 196 on August 17.

  • Aug 18, 2021 08:16 PM IST

    US authorises Covid-19 booster shots for all Americans from September 20

    US authorises Covid-19 booster shots for all Americans from September 20, warns of reducing vaccine efficacy.

  • Aug 18, 2021 08:03 PM IST

    NATO foreign ministers to meet on Friday to discuss Afghanistan

    "I have convened an extraordinary virtual meeting of NATO foreign ministers this Friday to continue our close coordination and discuss our common approach on Afghanistan," tweets NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg.

  • Aug 18, 2021 07:44 PM IST

    Himachal announces easing of Covid-19 curbs

    Covid-19 restrictions eased for "all goods carriers, daily/weekend commuters or people who intend to commute for medical purpose. Children below 18 accompanied by parents with vaccination certificates (double doses) or negative RT-PCR report are also excluded": Himachal Pradesh govt

  • Aug 18, 2021 07:28 PM IST

    Afghan president Ashraf Ghani taken in by UAE: Report

    Afghan president Ashraf Ghani and family taken in by UAE on "humanitarian grounds", reports AP

  • Aug 18, 2021 07:25 PM IST

    No vaccination in Mumbai on Aug 19 and 20, says BMC

    Due to shortage of Covid-19 vaccines, there will be no vaccination in government and municipal corporation-run centres in Mumbai on August 19 and 20. Vaccination will resume from August 21: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)

  • Aug 18, 2021 06:55 PM IST

    'Deeply worried about Afghan women': Joint statement

    We're deeply worried about Afghan women and girls, their rights to education, work and freedom of movement. We call on those in positions of power and authority across Afghanistan to guarantee their protection. We stand ready to assist them with humanitarian aid. We will monitor closely how any future govt ensures rights and freedoms that have become an integral part of the life of women and girls in Afghanistan during the last 20 years: 21 countries including the US, UK and Canada in a joint statement.

  • Aug 18, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    '2nd Covid-19 wave under control': Maharashtra govt

    "Zero patient in Nandurbar while less than 10 in six districts. Less than 100 in eight districts. Positivity rate 2.4. About 50 percent citizens above 45 have been given at least one dose of vaccine. As also, 25 percent in 18-45 age group," says Maharashtra govt in press release after meeting of state cabinet.

  • Aug 18, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    Kerala logs 21,427 new Covid-19 cases and 179 deaths

    Kerala reports 21,427 new Covid-19 cases, 179 deaths and 18,731 recoveries. Positivity rate at 15.5%.

  • Aug 18, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    'Maintain branch-wise list of vacant lockers': RBI tells banks

    Banks to maintain a branch-wise list of vacant lockers as well as a wait-list for the purpose of allotment of lockers and ensure transparency in allotment of lockers. Revised instructions will come into effect from January 1, 2022: Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

  • Aug 18, 2021 04:58 PM IST

    Cong appoints Dr Ajoy Kumar as in-charge of 3 northeastern states

    Congress appoints Dr Ajoy Kumar as All India Congress Committee (AICC) incharge of Sikkim, Nagaland and Tripura.

  • Aug 18, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    Tsunami alert issued after quake off Vanuatu

    Tsunami alert issued after 6.8-magnitude earthquake off Vanuatu, reports AFP.

  • Aug 18, 2021 04:00 PM IST

    Local trains suspended on Mumbai's Harbour Line

    Local train services suspended on the Harbour Line between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Vadala due to technical issues. Trains are operating between Kurla and Panvel railway stations.

  • Aug 18, 2021 03:49 PM IST

    Cabinet approves implementation of National Mission on Edible Oils

    "Union Cabinet has approved the implementation of National Mission on Edible Oils–oil palm with a financial outlay of 11,040 crores. The focus is on increasing area and productivity of oilseeds and oil palm," announces Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

  • Aug 18, 2021 03:35 PM IST

    UNHRC to hold special session on Afghanistan on August 24

    UNHRC to hold one-day special session on August 24 to address "Serious Human Rights Concerns and Situation in Afghanistan." Session to be convened with the support of 60 observer states so far, including India, France, UK, Japan and Pakistan.

  • Aug 18, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    Cong MPs break down while addressing media over RS ruckus

    Congress MPs Chhaya Verma and Phulo Devi Netam break down in Raipur while addressing the media on the August 11 ruckus in Rajya Sabha.

  • Aug 18, 2021 02:12 PM IST

    '21 Indians onboard France's first evacuation flight from Kabul'

    "The first French evacuation flight from Kabul yesterday included 21 Indian nationals," tweets Emmanuel Lenain, the French ambassador to India.

  • Aug 18, 2021 02:01 PM IST

    Taliban Ring Kabul Airport With Checkpoints

    Taliban fighters have ringed Kabul’s international airport with security checkpoints, raising concerns the group will prevent hundreds of Afghans from leaving the country after the US-backed government collapsed.

  • Aug 18, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    Taliban destroy statue of Shiite foe from 1990s civil war

    The Taliban have blown up the statue of a Shiite militia leader who had fought against them during Afghanistan's civil war in the 1990s, according to photos circulating on social media Wednesday.

  • Aug 18, 2021 01:31 PM IST

    Gujarat: 2 killed, 5 injured in road accident; 2 drown during religious event

    Two people were killed and five others injured when a car hit them in Gujarat's Banaskantha district on Wednesday, police said. Besides, two persons drowned in a river during a religious programme in Anand district, they said.

  • Aug 18, 2021 12:28 PM IST

    Bombay HC grants interim relief to businessman Raj Kundra in pornography case

    Bombay High Court grants interim relief to businessman and Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra and keeps his anticipatory bail application for hearing next Wednesday, 25th August.

  • Aug 18, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    Over 56 crore Covid-19 vaccines administered in India

    India achieved a landmark of administrating over 56 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses till date under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive, the Union Ministry of Health informed on Wednesday.

  • Aug 18, 2021 11:44 AM IST

    Supreme Court directs women can sit for National Defence Academy entrance exams

    Supreme Court directs women can sit for exams for entry in the National Defence Academy (NDA). The exam is slated for Sep 5. Admissions etc will be subjected to the final orders of the court.

  • Aug 18, 2021 11:43 AM IST

    UK inflation slows in July: Official data

    Britain's annual inflation rate slowed sharply last month on falling prices for clothing, footwear and recreational goods and services, official data showed Wednesday.

  • Aug 18, 2021 11:27 AM IST

    SC dismisses Maha govt plea challenging CBI probe against ex-HM Anil Deshmukh

    SC dismisses petition filed by Maharashtra government challenging CBI probe against former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. The Court said, “An impression is being given that the state is trying to protect this man….investigation is not against state but your Home Minister”.

  • Aug 18, 2021 11:10 AM IST

    Delhi Court discharges Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in connection with Sunanda Pushkar death case.

    Delhi court discharges Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in connection with Sunanda Pushkar death case.

  • Aug 18, 2021 10:44 AM IST

    First batch of Indian athletes leaves for Tokyo Paralympics amid warm send-off

    The first batch of Indian athletes for the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics, including flag bearer Thangavelu Mariyappan left for the Games on Wednesday amid a warm send-off.

  • Aug 18, 2021 10:26 AM IST

    Haryana CM asks Neeraj Chopra to head a centre off excellence

    I have asked Olympic gold medallist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra to head a centre of excellence to groom athletes for the Olympics. We want to make Haryana a hub of sports: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

  • Aug 18, 2021 10:01 AM IST

    Over 2,200 people evacuated on Kabul military flights: Security official

    Over 2,200 diplomats and other civilians have so far been evacuated on military flights out of Kabul, a Western security official in the Afghan capital told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • Aug 18, 2021 09:15 AM IST

    India records 35,178 fresh Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

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    Total cases: 3,22,85,857

    Total recoveries: 3,14,85,923

    Active cases: 3,67,415

    Death toll: 4,32,519

  • Aug 18, 2021 08:52 AM IST

    Sydney warned worse to come as Delta cases surge

    Sydney's Delta outbreak has not peaked and residents must brace for more deaths, authorities said on Wednesday, as Australia's largest city continued to break records for new daily infections despite a nearly two-month lockdown.

  • Aug 18, 2021 08:28 AM IST

    New Zealand PM announces lockdown over single suspected Delta variant case

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a nationwide lockdown after the country confirmed the first locally transmitted Covid-19 since February.

  • Aug 18, 2021 08:18 AM IST

    Japan extends Covid-19 emergency lockdown as cases surge

    Japan on Tuesday extended its state of emergency in Tokyo and other regions and announced new measures covering seven more prefectures to counter a spike in Covid-19 infections that is threatening the medical system.

  • Aug 18, 2021 07:34 AM IST

    Assam's revised Covid-19 guidelines comes into effect from today

    The Assam government's new set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in regard to Covid-19 pandemic will come into effect from Wednesday.

  • Aug 18, 2021 07:05 AM IST

    US military has evacuated 3,200 people from Afghanistan so far

    US military has evacuated 3,200 people from Afghanistan so far: AFP news agency quoting official.

  • Aug 18, 2021 06:30 AM IST

    FM Jaishankar, Estonia counterpart exchange views on Afghan crisis

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday met Estonia counterpart Eva Maria Liimets and exchanged views on the developments in Afghanistan.

  • Aug 18, 2021 06:15 AM IST

    Iran to make efforts to stabilise Afghanistan: President Raisi

    Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Monday said that his country would make serious efforts to stabilise Afghanistan as the country's government fell on Sunday and the Taliban took over the control, a media report said.

  • Aug 18, 2021 05:48 AM IST

    Delhi Riots: HC to hear former AAP leader Tahir Hussain's bail pleas today

    The Delhi high court is set to hear today the bail pleas of suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain in connection with the four separate instances of violence during the northeast Delhi riots in January last year.

  • Aug 18, 2021 05:40 AM IST

    Haiti earthquake death count rises to 1,941: Officials

    The death toll from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti has risen to 1,941, the Caribbean nation's civil protection agency said Tuesday, as a tropical storm brought torrential downpours on survivors already coping with catastrophe.

  • Aug 18, 2021 05:28 AM IST

    Belur Math in Kolkata to re-open for public from today

    Belur Math, the global headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, will be open for devotees and visitors for about five hours from today, a spokesman had said on August 11.

  • Aug 18, 2021 05:19 AM IST

    UK plans to welcome thousands of Afghans in new refugee plan

    Britain on Tuesday announced plans to welcome up to 5,000 Afghans fleeing the Taliban during the first year of a new resettlement programme that will prioritise women, girls and religious and other minorities.

  • Aug 18, 2021 05:08 AM IST

    California to review 2009 fatal shooting at train station

    California's attorney general said Tuesday that his office will conduct its own review of a transit officer's involvement in the shooting death of a 22-year-old Black man at a San Francisco Bay Area train station in 2009.

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Congress has joined hands with BJP to defeat TRS in Huzurabad: KTR

KTR pointed out that even former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, who recently quit the Congress, said the party would give a lot of priority to those with RSS background.
TRS leader KT Rama Rao said Eatala Rajender, BJP candidate in Huzurabad, recently met Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president A Revanth Reddy to conspire against the TRS (PTI)
TRS leader KT Rama Rao said Eatala Rajender, BJP candidate in Huzurabad, recently met Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president A Revanth Reddy to conspire against the TRS (PTI)
Published on Oct 24, 2021 12:21 AM IST
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Marriage being used for unlawful conversion, terror activities: Uttar Pradesh defends ‘love jihad’ law in Allahabad high court

According to the affidavit, the Act aims to ensure that the decision of an individual to convert to another religion is “theirs and theirs alone” since forcible conversions strike at the heart of personal autonomy and devalue the sense of identity and dignity of an individual
Marriage is increasingly being used as an instrument of coercion to convert individuals from one religion to another and also for fuelling terrorist activities, the Uttar Pradesh government has told the Allahabad high court, defending the ‘love jihad’ law. (Archive)
Marriage is increasingly being used as an instrument of coercion to convert individuals from one religion to another and also for fuelling terrorist activities, the Uttar Pradesh government has told the Allahabad high court, defending the ‘love jihad’ law. (Archive)
Updated on Oct 24, 2021 12:16 AM IST
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to visit Ayodhya on October 26

Kejriwal will reach Sultanpur district on October 25 and go to Ayodhya from there the next day. He will also visit the historic Hanuman Garhi temple in the pilgrim town.
Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal will offer prayers to Ram Lalla in Ayodhya on October 26. (HT PHOTO.)
Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal will offer prayers to Ram Lalla in Ayodhya on October 26. (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Oct 24, 2021 12:10 AM IST
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Ellenabad bypoll: 200 farmers booked after protest in Haryana’s Sirsa

According to the police, Haryana assembly’s deputy speaker Ranbir Gangwa, state minister Ranjit Chautala, JJP chief Ajay Chautala, Sirsa MLA Gopal Kanda and BJP candidate for the October 30 bypoll, Gobind Kanda, were scheduled to visit the two villages on Friday when farmers blocked their route and showed black flags in protest
Farmers block railway tracks in protest against the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, in Bahadurgarh. Police in Haryana’s Sirsa district have booked over 200 farmers allegedly for protest against the visit of BJP leaders to Talwara Khurd and Kotli villages to campaign for the upcoming Ellenabad assembly bypoll. (PTI)
Farmers block railway tracks in protest against the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, in Bahadurgarh. Police in Haryana’s Sirsa district have booked over 200 farmers allegedly for protest against the visit of BJP leaders to Talwara Khurd and Kotli villages to campaign for the upcoming Ellenabad assembly bypoll. (PTI)
Published on Oct 24, 2021 12:04 AM IST
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