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> Calcutta HC orders CBI probe into alleged post-poll violence in Bengal

> Earthquake of 4.5 magnitude jolts Afghanistan

> Encounter breaks out in J-K's Rajouri district

> India records 36,401 new Covid-19 cases, active caseload lowest in 149 days

> Monsoon likely to revive over northwest India from today

> Over 500 million Covid-19 tests conducted in India so far

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  • Aug 19, 2021 11:08 PM IST

    Kerala Governor condoles death of PT Usha's coach Om Nambiar

  • Aug 19, 2021 10:13 PM IST

    Kuwait to resume commercial flights with India, Egypt

  • Aug 19, 2021 09:43 PM IST

    Section 144 imposed in Rajasthan's Dholpur due to Covid-19

    In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic Section 144 has been imposed in Rajasthan's Dholpur district. This is slated to come into effect from August 20, and bars public, social, political, entertainment, educational, cultural & religious gatherings/processions/festivals from being held.

  • Aug 19, 2021 09:19 PM IST

    US police investigating bomb threat after suspicious vehicle is found near Capitol building

  • Aug 19, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    Maharashtra records 5,225 cases of Covid-19, 154 deaths

    Maharashtra recorded 5,225 cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, pushing the tally of cases to 6,411,570. In the last 24 hours 154 deaths have also been reported, the death toll now stands at 135,567, according to the state health bulletin.

  • Aug 19, 2021 07:11 PM IST

    J&K leader Ghulam Hassan Lone dead shot by terrorists

    Jammu and Kashmir politician Ghulam Hassan Lone was shot dead by terrorist in Kulgam district on Wednesday. Lone is the third political leader from Kulgam to be killed in the last 10 days.

  • Aug 19, 2021 05:59 PM IST

    Taliban fighters open fire on people in Asadabad, several killed

  • Aug 19, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    CBI submits progress report on Dhanbad judge death case to Jharkhand HC in sealed cover

    The Central Bureau of Investigation submitted the progress report on Dhanbad judge Uttam Anand's death in a sealed cover to Jharkhand high court, reported news agency ANI on Wednesday.

  • Aug 19, 2021 04:01 PM IST

    Assam govt renames detention centres as 'transit camps'

  • Aug 19, 2021 02:35 PM IST

    Kerala govt starts talks on vaccine production in the state

    Kerala government has started talks on vaccine production in the state. "We are trying to introduce fill-finish units. We have discussed the issue (with the Union health minister) and the Centre is very positive," said state health minister Veena George to ANI.

  • Aug 19, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    One terrorist killed by security forces in Thanamandi encounter

    One terrorist killed by security forces in Thanamandi encounter, say J&K police.

  • Aug 19, 2021 12:49 PM IST

    Nations must respect the rule of law, not violence: Afghanistan's caretaker President tweets

    Nations must respect the rule of law, not violence. Afghanistan is too big for Pakistan to swallow and too big for Talibs to govern. Don't let your histories have a chapter on humiliation and bowing to terror groups, tweets Amrullah Saleh, acting president of Afghanistan.

  • Aug 19, 2021 12:04 PM IST

    Days after deadly earthquake, fresh tremors strike city in Haiti

    Haitian city of Les Cayes was shaken by tremors late on Wednesday, news agency Reuters reported. This comes a few days after a devastating earthquake killed almost 2,189 people across the Caribbean nation, according to its civil protection agency. Read more

  • Aug 19, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    Earthquake of 4.5 magnitude jolts Afghanistan

    The National Center for Seismology (NCS) said on Thursday that an earthquake of 4.5 magnitude hit Afghanistan at 11:22 hours.

  • Aug 19, 2021 11:26 AM IST

    Calcutta HC orders CBI probe into alleged post-poll violence in Bengal

    The Calcutta high court on Thursday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged post-poll violence in the state of West Bengal.

  • Aug 19, 2021 11:20 AM IST

    Encounter breaks out in J-K's Rajouri district

    An encounter has broken out between terrorists and security forces in the Thanamandi area of Rajouri district, news agency ANI reported on Thursday. Two terrorists were shot down by police in the same area on August 6, ANI further reported.

  • Aug 19, 2021 11:07 AM IST

    With cakes, Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore raises awareness about Covid-19

    In Coimbatore, authorities are holding a month-long Covid-19 awareness drive, where cakes are being displayed to inform people to stick to Covid-19 guidelines.


    "We have organised this exhibition with 40 varieties of cakes based on different themes. These themes include gratitude to doctors, creating awareness regarding common precautionary measures like washing hands and maintaining social distancing and the most important one is urging people to get vaccinated," Vijayalakshmi, the organiser of the show told news agency ANI.

  • Aug 19, 2021 10:20 AM IST

    India has administered at least 565 million Covid vaccine doses till now

    India had administered at least 565 million Covid vaccine doses by Wednesday, August 18. Meanwhile, vaccines for children may be available by September and the trials for inoculating those between 2 and 18 years are underway, said Priya Abraham, director of the National Institute of Virology. Read more

  • Aug 19, 2021 09:36 AM IST

    India records 36,401 new Covid-19 cases, active caseload lowest in 149 days

    India's caseload of the coronavirus disease climbed to 32,322,258 on Thursday after 36,401 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry's update. As many as 530 patients succumbed and 39,157 recovered from the viral disease in the said period, taking the cumulative count of death and recoveries to 433,049 and 31,525,080 respectively. The active cases have come down to 364,129, lowest in 149 days.

  • Aug 19, 2021 09:19 AM IST

    Over 500 million Covid-19 tests conducted in India so far

    The Indian Council of Medical Research said on Thursday that over 500 million samples have been tested for Covid-19 so far in the country.

  • Aug 19, 2021 08:30 AM IST

    Monsoon likely to revive over N-W India from today

    Monsoon is likely to revive over northwest India from Thursday with widespread rain likely over Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Haryana in the next 3-4 days ,according to India Meteorological Department. Read more

  • Aug 19, 2021 07:21 AM IST

    Covid-19: Fewer than 10 active cases in 6 districts of Maharashtra

    There are fewer than 10 active cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Dhule, Washim, Yavatmal, Bhandara, Wardha and Gondia districts of Maharashtra while only seven districts, including Pune and Ahmednagar, account for most of the infections in the state, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and his cabinet were informed on Wednesday. Read more

  • Aug 19, 2021 06:32 AM IST

    Maharashtra CM to inaugurate new district headquarters at Palgarh

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray will on Thursday inaugurate a new administrative complex at the Palgarh district of the state. The building, set up by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), is touted to be the largest administrative complex not only in Maharashtra and but also across India. Read more

  • Aug 19, 2021 05:48 AM IST

    Brazil's Covid-19 caseload crosses 20.45 million

    Brazil's caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crossed 20.45 million on Wednesday as 41,714 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the national ministry of health. As many as 1,064 more patients succumbed to the viral disease, taking the death toll to 571,662.

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252-million-yr-old fossil site in J&K's Khanmoh preserves world's first tsunami

The Guryul Ravines in Kashmir, geologically known as the Vihi district, are a repository of fossils that hold evidence of the Permian–Triassic extinction event, dating as far as back 260 million years, one of the oldest of its types in the entire world.
Jammu and Kashmir: Fossils, over 250 million years old, displayed at the Saturday workshop of the Guryul Ravine fossil site in Khanmoh. (Photo via ANI)
Jammu and Kashmir: Fossils, over 250 million years old, displayed at the Saturday workshop of the Guryul Ravine fossil site in Khanmoh. (Photo via ANI)
Published on Oct 24, 2021 06:43 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PM Modi to address the nation on 82nd edition of Mann Ki Baat today

Mann Ki Baat today: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation on Sunday, October 24, through his monthly radio programme.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo / ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo / ANI)
Updated on Oct 24, 2021 05:47 AM IST
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Amit Shah to inaugurate research centre at IIT Jammu, address rally today

  • The home minister will also address a public rally at the ground adjoining the fourth bridge over Tawi river in Bhagwati Nagar.
Union home minister Amit Shah is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir for the first time since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.(HT_PRINT)
Union home minister Amit Shah is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir for the first time since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Oct 24, 2021 05:37 AM IST
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Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

3 dead, NH blocked as Valley receives heavy rain, snowfall

  • Heavy rains lashed the Union territory while moderate snowfall was witnessed in south and north Kashmir after a fresh western disturbance hit the region.
A Ski resort is covered with fresh snow after the city receives season's first snowfall, at Gulmarg, in Baramulla on Saturday. (ANI Photo)(Mohammad Amin War)
A Ski resort is covered with fresh snow after the city receives season's first snowfall, at Gulmarg, in Baramulla on Saturday. (ANI Photo)(Mohammad Amin War)
Published on Oct 24, 2021 05:21 AM IST
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