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  • Aug 27, 2021 10:48 PM IST

    PM Modi speaks with Italy PM Mario Draghi

    Spoke with Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy and discussed the need for a coordinated international response to recent developments in Afghanistan. We also discussed other important issues such as climate change, and our cooperation in G20: PM Modi

  • Aug 27, 2021 10:24 PM IST

    'Crossing 1 crore momentous feet': PM Modi

    "Record vaccination numbers today. Kudos to those getting vaccinated and those making the vaccination drive a success," tweets PM Modi.

  • Aug 27, 2021 10:19 PM IST

    Over 1 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered today

    India crosses milestone of administering more than 1 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses in a single-day, tweets Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

  • Aug 27, 2021 10:13 PM IST

    Delhi reports 46 new Covid-19 cases and zero deaths

    Delhi reports 46 new Covid-19 cases, 62 recoveries and zero deaths. Total cases rise to 1,437,656 including 1,412,164 recoveries, 25,080 deaths and 412 active cases.

  • Aug 27, 2021 09:46 PM IST

    Navodaya Vidyalayas to reopen: Education ministry

    Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti has decided to re-open the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas at 50% capacity, in a phased manner for classes 9-12, as per notification of states/UTs which have permitted re-opening of schools by following approved SOP for opening schools: Education ministry

  • Aug 27, 2021 09:15 PM IST

    2 British nationals among victims of Kabul airport attack, says UK

    Two British nationals among those killed in Thursday's suicide bombing at the Kabul airport, says UK government.

  • Aug 27, 2021 08:54 PM IST

    Kabul airlift still faces 'specific, credible' threats: Pentagon

    Day after Kabul airport attack, US ministry of defence says airlift from the city still faces 'specific, credible, threats."

  • Aug 27, 2021 08:46 PM IST

    Union health secretary writes to Kerala, Maharashtra over Covid-19 surge

    Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan writes to Kerala and Maharashtra chief secretaries on adopting five-fold strategy for controlling rising Covid-19 states in the two states.

  • Aug 27, 2021 08:04 PM IST

    Record 93 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses administered today: Centre

    Over 93 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses administered today, highest-ever in a single day. Total 620,943,580 doses administered thus far since beginning of vaccine drive on January 16: Union health ministry

  • Aug 27, 2021 07:43 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi to visit Chhattisgarh next week: Bhupesh Baghel

    I told Rahul Gandhi everything. There were political as well state administrative discussions. In the end, I requested him to visit Chhattisgarh. He gladly accepted the invitation, he will be there next week: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel after meeting with Rahul Gandhi in Delhi

  • Aug 27, 2021 07:32 PM IST

    India registers record 90 lakh Covid-19 vaccinations today

    "Congratulations to the citizens as India today administers historic 90 lakh Covid-19 vaccines until now - and still counting." tweets Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

  • Aug 27, 2021 07:15 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu logs 1542 new Covid-19 cases and 21 deaths

    Tamil Nadu reports 1542 new Covid-19 cases, 1793 recoveries and 21 deaths. Total cases climb to 2,608,748, including 34,835 deaths.

  • Aug 27, 2021 07:12 PM IST

    West Bengal BJP leader Dilip Ghosh says state govt wants lockdown, by-elections

    West Bengal BJP leader Dilip Ghosh had questioned the state government's insistence on by-elections, saying that the government wants both Covid-19 lockdown and elections, reports ANI.

  • Aug 27, 2021 06:03 PM IST

    Kerala reports over 30,000 cases for third straight day, positivity rate at 19.22%

    Kerala reported 32,801 new Covid-19 cases, the third consecutive day when the state witnessed over 30,000 new cases. Further, 179 more people lost their lives to the disease, reports ANI.

  • Aug 27, 2021 05:59 PM IST

    Samyukt Kisan Morcha calls for Bharat Bandh on September 25

    The Samyukt Kisan Morcha has called for a one-day 'Bharat Bandh' on September 25, reports ANI.

  • Aug 27, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    Up to 500,000 more Afghan refugees could flee by year end, says UN

    The United Nations has warned that more than 500,000 refugees could flee Afghanistan by year end, reports AFP.

  • Aug 27, 2021 05:07 PM IST

    'No clarity about any entity forming govt in Kabul': MEA

    The ministry of external affairs said that there is no clarity currently on any entity forming the government in Afghanistan. "I think we are jumping the gun regarding recognition," MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, reports ANI.

  • Aug 27, 2021 04:48 PM IST

    550 people, including over 260 Indians, evacuated from Afghanistan: MEA

    The ministry of external affairs said that 550 people including over 260 Indian nationals have been evacuated from Afghanistan through six flights, reports ANI.

  • Aug 27, 2021 04:35 PM IST

    'Parents' consent essential, no student would be forced to come': Manish Sisodia on schools reopening in Delhi

    Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that the consent of parents would be essential for students to return to school after Delhi government's announcement to reopen schools in phased manner, reports ANI.

  • Aug 27, 2021 03:55 PM IST

    Ashok Gehlot 'recovering well' following angioplasty, says SMS Medical College in Jaipur

    The SMS Medical College in Jaipur, where Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has undergone angioplasty earlier today, said that the CM is recovering well following the procedure, reports ANI.

  • Aug 27, 2021 03:36 PM IST

    Kremlin condemns Kabul attacks in 'strongest possible terms' reports AFP

    Kremlin has condemned the Kabul attacks in strongest possible terms, reports AFP.

  • Aug 27, 2021 03:18 PM IST

    Delhi schools to reopen in phased manner, classes 9-12 to begin from Sep 1

    Delhi schools would be reopened in a phased manner with classes 9 to 12 opening on September 1 and classes 6 to 8 would begin from September 8, reports ANI.

  • Aug 27, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    International flight with 126 passengers makes emergency landing at Nagpur after pilot's health deteriorates

    A Biman Bangladesh flight carrying 126 passengers made an emergency landing at Nagpur airport after the sudden deterioration of the pilot's health, reports ANI.

  • Aug 27, 2021 02:52 PM IST

    9 killed in blasts at Kazakhstan arms depot, reports AFP

    As many as nine people were killed in blasts at Kazakhstan arms depot, reports AFP.

  • Aug 27, 2021 02:28 PM IST

    Over 200 ministers to submit report on boosting tourism, local business in J&K, Ladakh: Om Birla

    Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said that over 200 minister will submit their report on boosting tourism and local industries in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, reports ANI.

  • Aug 27, 2021 02:01 PM IST

    UN asks North Korea to clarify alleged shoot-on-sight orders

    UN human rights investigators have asked North Korea to clarify whether it has ordered troops to shoot on sight any trespassers who cross its northern border in violation of the country's pandemic closure.

  • Aug 27, 2021 01:37 PM IST

    Bodies of at least 95 Afghans taken from the Kabul airport attack site

    Bodies of at least 95 Afghans taken from the Kabul airport attack site, reports AP citing an official.

  • Aug 27, 2021 01:29 PM IST

    Taliban urge preachers to focus on importance of obedience to rulers in Friday sermons

    Taliban urge preachers to focus on importance of obedience to rulers in Friday sermons, reports Reuters.

  • Aug 27, 2021 01:12 PM IST

    Turkey holds first talks with Taliban in Kabul, reports AFP citing President Erdogan

    Turkey holds first talks with the Taliban in Kabul: Erdogan.

  • Aug 27, 2021 12:44 PM IST

    Delhi HC asks LG, Centre to respond to plea challenging move to let lawyers chosen by Delhi Police as special public prosecutors in riots case

    Delhi High Court seeks response from the LG and Central Govt on Delhi Govt's plea challenging the decision of the LG allowing the lawyers chosen by Delhi Police as Special Public Prosecutors for cases related to North East Delhi violence and farmers' protest.

  • Aug 27, 2021 12:25 PM IST

    Evacuation flights resume in Kabul after deadly bombings

    Evacuation flights from Afghanistan resumed with new urgency on Friday, a day after two suicide bombings targeted the thousands of desperate people fleeing the Taliban takeover.

  • Aug 27, 2021 12:08 PM IST

    Navjot Singh Sidhu’s advisor Malwinder Singh Mali resigns

    "I withdraw my consent given for tendering suggestions to Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu," writes Malwinder Singh Mali, Advisor to Sidhu.

  • Aug 27, 2021 12:01 PM IST

    Britain to end evacuations from Afghanistan 'in a matter of hours': Defence minister

    Britain to end evacuations from Afghanistan 'in a matter of hours': Defence minister, reports AFP.

  • Aug 27, 2021 11:29 AM IST

    Bar Council of India informs SC it will frame rules for curtailing its members from going on strike

    Bar Council of India informs Supreme Cou it will frame rules for curtailing its members from going on strike.

  • Aug 27, 2021 11:05 AM IST

    NCB conducts raids at 4 locations in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai

    Narcotics Control Bureau conducts raids at four locations in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai in a drugs case; 15 drug peddlers including three Nigerian nationals detained, reports ANI.

  • Aug 27, 2021 10:50 AM IST

    Anurag Thakur, GK Reddy inaugurate Virtual Photo Exhibition on “Making of the Constitution”

    Union I&B Minister Anurag Thakur and Union Culture Minister GK Reddy inaugurate Virtual Photo Exhibition on “Making of the Constitution” and Virtual Film Poster Exhibition “Chitranjali @ 75”.

  • Aug 27, 2021 10:16 AM IST

    Sonu Sood to become brand ambassador for Delhi government's 'Desh Ke Mentor' initiative for school kids

    Bollywood actor Sonu Sood to become brand ambassador for Delhi government's 'Desh Ke Mentor' initiative for school kids.

    Sonu Sood ji has agreed to become the brand ambassador of our 'Desh Ke Mentors' program which will be launched soon: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

  • Aug 27, 2021 10:14 AM IST

    Rupee rises 5 paise to 74.17 against US dollar

    Rupee rises 5 paise to 74.17 against US dollar in early trade.

  • Aug 27, 2021 10:04 AM IST

    4 dead, several injured in road accident in Haryana's Bhiwani

    Four people were killed and dozens injured after a bus collided with a tractor-trolley near Jatu Lohari village in Bhiwani district of Haryana on Thursday.

  • Aug 27, 2021 09:34 AM IST

    Uddhav Thackeray calls all-party meeting today to discuss the issue of OBC quota in local bodies

    Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has called an all-party meeting today to discuss the issue of OBC quota in local bodies.

  • Aug 27, 2021 09:25 AM IST

    India reports 44,658 new Covid-19 cases, current recovery rate at 97.60%

    India reports 44,658 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

  • Aug 27, 2021 09:22 AM IST

    Sensex opens flat to begin day's trading at 55,960

    Sensex opens flat to begin day's trading at 55,960; Nifty at 16,642.

  • Aug 27, 2021 09:03 AM IST

    18,24,931 samples tested yesterday: ICMR

    Total number of samples tested up to 26th August is 51,49,54,309 including 18,24,931 samples tested yesterday: ICMR.

  • Aug 27, 2021 08:56 AM IST

    US braces for more ISIS attacks after carnage at Kabul airport

    US forces helping to evacuate Afghans desperate to flee Taliban rule braced for more attacks on Friday after an Islamic State suicide bomber killed scores of civilians and 13 US soldiers outside the gates of Kabul airport.

  • Aug 27, 2021 08:31 AM IST

    At least 28 Taliban members among dead in Kabul airport blasts-Taliban official

    At least 28 members of the Taliban were among the people killed in explosions overnight outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, a Taliban official told Reuters on Friday.

  • Aug 27, 2021 08:23 AM IST

    Sydney cases dip as Australia debates Covid-19 reopening plans

    Sydney's Covid-19 cases slightly eased on Friday but still hovered near record levels as the Australian federal government looks to press states to stick to a national reopening plan once the country reaches a 70%-80% vaccination rate.

  • Aug 27, 2021 08:07 AM IST

    Mexican researchers say they created facemask that neutralizes Covid-19

    Researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have created a facemask using silver and copper nanolayers that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, the university's official gazette said on Thursday.

  • Aug 27, 2021 07:54 AM IST

    Mizoram reported 905 new Covid-19 cases and 4 deaths

    Mizoram reported 905 new Covid-19 cases and 4 deaths yesterday. Active cases 7470, total death toll 206, and 48,080 recoveries.

  • Aug 27, 2021 07:26 AM IST

    Nirmala Sitharaman on 2-day Tripura visit from today, set to launch slew of projects

    Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman is set to visit Tripura on Friday as part of a two-day tour to the state to inaugurate a number of developmental projects.

  • Aug 27, 2021 07:15 AM IST

    Supreme Court lifts Joe Biden’s Covid-19 moratorium on evictions

    A divided US Supreme Court lifted the Biden administration’s moratorium on evictions, ending protections for millions of people who have fallen behind on rent payments during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Aug 27, 2021 07:03 AM IST

    Covid-19 cases in Brazil rise by 31,024, tally reaches over 20.67 million

    The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 31,024 to 20,676,561 within the past 24 hours, the national Ministry of Health said on late Thursday.

  • Aug 27, 2021 06:43 AM IST

    Joe Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths

    President Joe Biden vowed Thursday to complete the evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan despite the day's deadly suicide bomb attack at the Kabul airport. He promised to avenge the deaths of 13 U.S. service members killed in the attack, declaring to the extremists responsible: “We will hunt you down and make you pay.”

  • Aug 27, 2021 06:28 AM IST

    Tropical Storm Ida on track to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane

    Tropical Storm Ida formed in the Caribbean on Thursday and forecasters said its track was aimed at the U.S. Gulf Coast, prompting Louisiana's governor to declare a state of emergency.

  • Aug 27, 2021 06:12 AM IST

    US flag to fly at half-mast until August 30 in honour of Kabul attack victims

    The US flag will be flown at half-mast until the evening of August 30 to honour the victims killed in the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan's Kabul, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said.

  • Aug 27, 2021 05:41 AM IST

    US military's toll in Kabul bombing rises to 13: Pentagon

    The US Defense Department said Thursday that the number of American troops killed in the suicide bombings at Kabul airport rose by one to 13, and the number of wounded was 18.

  • Aug 27, 2021 05:16 AM IST

    Over 100,000 people evacuated from Afghanistan since August 14: White House

    The United States has evacuated more than 100,000 people from Afghanistan since August 14, the eve of the Taliban's return to power, the White House said Thursday.

  • Aug 27, 2021 05:04 AM IST

    3 security personnel killed in landmine blast in Pakistan

    Three security personnel were killed and three others injured in a landmine blast in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Thursday, Pakistani media reported citing a government official.

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EAM Jaishankar meets top Singapore leaders ahead of G20 foreign ministers’ meet

Jaishankar is set to meet his counterparts from China, Russia and the US at the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting in Bali from July 7-8
External affairs minister S Jaishankar (left) with Singapore defence minister Ng Eng Hen. (Twitter Photo)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar (left) with Singapore defence minister Ng Eng Hen. (Twitter Photo)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 02:49 PM IST
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SC to hear plea by news anchor to club cases over misleading Rahul Gandhi video

Cases have been filed against Zee News anchor Rohit Ranjan in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan
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Updated on Jul 06, 2022 03:03 PM IST
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‘When unemployment is at its peak…’: Varun Gandhi slams hike in LPG price

On Wednesday, the price of domestic LPG cylinders weighing 14.2 kilograms was hiked by 50 per cylinder, the third increase in rates since May on firming international energy prices.
Varun Gandhi, who has emerged as a critic of the Narendra Modi government over the past months, earlier took a swipe at 'Agnipath'.(File photo)
Varun Gandhi, who has emerged as a critic of the Narendra Modi government over the past months, earlier took a swipe at 'Agnipath'.(File photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 02:45 PM IST
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DGCA issues show cause notice to SpiceJet over faulty air services

The DGCA has asked SpiceJet to explain why action should not be taken against them and has asked for a reply within three weeks
DGCA said most incidents are related to component failure or system-related failure. (File image)
DGCA said most incidents are related to component failure or system-related failure. (File image)
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 02:54 PM IST
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Amid Kaali row, Leena Manimekalai's 2013 tweet 'I will surrender..' goes viral

A 2013 tweet of Leena Manimekalai where she wrote she will surrender her citizenship if Modi becomes the Prime Minister is now going viral as the poster of her documentary is drawing flak. 
Old tweets of Toronto-based filmmaker Leena Manimekalai have come on the radar. 
Old tweets of Toronto-based filmmaker Leena Manimekalai have come on the radar. 
Published on Jul 06, 2022 02:14 PM IST
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Maruti Suzuki SUV, rival to Hyundai Creta, to be unveiled on July 20

  • Maruti Suzuki is all set to enter the mid-size SUV space in order to strengthen its presence in the overall SUV market in the country.
Maruti Suzuki is betting big on its mid-size SUV to take the fight to the current segment leaders.
Maruti Suzuki is betting big on its mid-size SUV to take the fight to the current segment leaders.
Published on Jul 06, 2022 02:09 PM IST
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SC stays order preventing AIADMK from adopting resolution to end dual leadership

The high court on June 23 restrained the party from taking any decision on unitary leadership amid a power tussle between AIADMK’s joint coordinator O Panneerselvam and fellow coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami
AIADMK leaders Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam. (PTI)
AIADMK leaders Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam. (PTI)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 02:02 PM IST
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On TV debate, TRS spokesperson’s gaffe: ‘BJP renamed Lucknow to Prayagraj…’

Prayagraj, however, is the name of the city formerly known as Allahabad, in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh. The state's BJP government renamed the-then Allahabad in October 2018.
In October 2018, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh renamed Allahabad to Prayagraj.
In October 2018, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh renamed Allahabad to Prayagraj.
Published on Jul 06, 2022 01:55 PM IST
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TMC MP Mahua Moitra unfollows party on Twitter amid ‘Kaali’ controversy

The Trinamool Congress MP courted controversy after passing comments on how she perceives Goddess Kali, in reference to a recent film on the Hindu deity
Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra. (File Photo)
Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra. (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 01:32 PM IST
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From ‘Kaali’ to ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, 5 movie posters that created controversy

‘Kaali’ director Leena Manimekalai has found herself in legal trouble over the poster of her film with multiple FIRs filed against her in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Here’s a look at some of the other film posters that received backlash
The poster of Leena Manimekalai’s documentary film, ‘Kaali’, showed the Goddess smoking a cigarette and holding a rainbow flag, also known as a pride flag.
The poster of Leena Manimekalai’s documentary film, ‘Kaali’, showed the Goddess smoking a cigarette and holding a rainbow flag, also known as a pride flag.
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 01:33 PM IST
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Shashi Tharoor says Mahua Moitra attacked for saying what every Hindu knows

Shashi Tharoor said what devotees offer as bhog says more about them than about the goddess amid  the row over Mahua Moitra's comment that Goddess Kaali, to her, is a “meat-eating, liquor-accepting' deity. Mahua Moitra on Wednesday said the Goddess Bengalis worship is “fearless and non-appeasing”. 
Shashi Tharoor said Mahua Moitra has been attacked for saying something that every Hindu knows. 
Shashi Tharoor said Mahua Moitra has been attacked for saying something that every Hindu knows. 
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 01:23 PM IST
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IAS Officer Tina Dabi takes charge as Jaisalmer collector

  • Apart from Jaisalmer - where Tina Dabi took charge - collectors in Bundi, Kota, Alwar, Jaisalmer, Dholpur, Dungarpur and Jaipur were also changed.
Image shared by IAS officer Tina Dabi on Twitter.
Image shared by IAS officer Tina Dabi on Twitter.
Published on Jul 06, 2022 01:11 PM IST
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Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Coupé supercar launched in India

  • The Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Coupé is limited to 350 units globally.
Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Coupé
Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Coupé
Published on Jul 06, 2022 01:06 PM IST
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Afternoon brief: PM Modi wishes Dalai Lama on his 87th birthday

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Modi and the top Indian leadership had greeted the Dalai Lama on his birthday last year as well.(AP)
Modi and the top Indian leadership had greeted the Dalai Lama on his birthday last year as well.(AP)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 12:57 PM IST
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Zee News anchor Rohit Ranjan absconding: Chattisgarh Police

A team was sent to Ranjan’s residence in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram to arrest him for the second time in two days but he was not there
Chhattisgarh Police at the residence of Zee TV anchor Rohit Ranjan on Tuesday. (HT PHOTO)
Chhattisgarh Police at the residence of Zee TV anchor Rohit Ranjan on Tuesday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 12:54 PM IST
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