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> Assam withdraws travel advisory asking civilians not to travel to Mizoram in view of both states’ joint statement today

> Centre to amend Income Tax Act, says no tax demand to be raised retrospectively

> K'taka HC issues notice to ex-CM Yediyurappa in corruption case

>AIADMK Presidium Chairman E Madhusudhanan dies at 80

> Bengal receiving fewer Covid-19 vaccine doses: Mamata tells PM Modi

> K'taka HC issues notice to ex-CM Yediyurappa in corruption case

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  • Aug 05, 2021 08:47 PM IST

    Maharashtra records 6,695 new Covid-19 cases, 120 deaths

    Maharashtra's caseload of Covid-19 climbed to 6,336,220 after 6,695 cases were registered in the last 24 hours. Over 7,100 patients recovered and 120 died due to the viral disease, taking the cumulative count of recoveries and deaths to 6,124,278 and 133,530 respectively.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:04 PM IST

    Assam withdraws travel advisory asking civilians not to travel to Mizoram in view of both states’ joint statement today

    Assam on Thursday withdrew its July 29 travel advisory which asked civilians not to travel to Mizoram due to the border dispute. "In view of the joint statement issued today by the representatives of the Governments of Assam and Mizoram, the travel advisory (advising people of Assam not to travel to Mizoram) dated 29th July is hereby withdrawn," The Assam government said in a statement.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:22 PM IST

    Nagaland sets up pediatric task force to prepare for Covid-19 third wave

    Nagaland health minister S Pangnyu Phom on Thursday said the government is preparing for the third wave of Covid-19 by taking several measures including setting up a pediatric task force to oversee the department’s preparedness. Read more

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:16 PM IST

    Karnataka reports 1,785 new Covid-19 cases, 25 more deaths

    Karnataka's caseload of the coronavirus disease 2,913,512 after 1,785 cases were reported on Thursday. As many as 25 patients died and 1,651 recovered from the viral disease on Thursday, taking the cumulative count of deaths and recoveries to 36,705 and 2,852,368 respectively.

  • Aug 05, 2021 06:21 PM IST

    Centre to amend Income Tax Act, says no tax demand to be raised retrospectively

    The Centre on Thursday introduced the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill to bring closure to the retrospective income tax law which was introduced in 2012. Read more

  • Aug 05, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    AIADMK Presidium Chairman E Madhusudhanan dies

    E Madhusudhanan, the Presidium Chairman of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), passed away on Thursday at a private hospital in Chennai where he was admitted 2 weeks ago for multi-organ dysfunction.

  • Aug 05, 2021 05:13 PM IST

    K'taka HC issues notice to ex-CM Yediyurappa in corruption case

    The Karnataka high court has issued notices to former chief minister B S Yediyurappa, his son B Y Vijayendra and others, as has asked them to appear before it on August 17 in a case alleging corruption in a housing project.

  • Aug 05, 2021 03:56 PM IST

    Ex-Mumbai cop Sachin Vaze's bail application rejected

    A special NIA court on Thursday rejected the bail application of suspended Mumbai Police assistant inspector Sachin Vaze in the Antilia bomb scare case, news agency ANI reported.

  • Aug 05, 2021 02:40 PM IST

    Assam, Mizoram agree to resolve border dispute amicably

    A government official told news agency PTI on Thursday that Assam and Mizoram held talks on border dispute, adding both states have agreed to resolve the issue amicably.

  • Aug 05, 2021 02:00 PM IST

    Tokyo logs record 5,042 cases as infections surge amid Olympics Games

    Tokyo reported 5,042 new daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, hitting a record since the pandemic began as the infections surge in the Japanese capital hosting the Olympics.

  • Aug 05, 2021 01:51 PM IST

    Indian youth is moving forward: PM Modi

    New India is gaining global recognition not through ranks, but by winning medals. It has been proved that one's progress is decided by hard work, not family. Indian youth is moving forward, it's progressing: PM Modi

  • Aug 05, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    PM Modi launches awareness campaign across Uttar Pradesh on food security scheme

    PM Narendra Modi launches awareness campaign across Uttar Pradesh on food security scheme.

  • Aug 05, 2021 01:35 PM IST

    Malaysia to stop using daily Covid cases to decide states’ reopenings

    Malaysia will no longer use daily virus infections as a metric to ease curbs for states once they enter the second phase of the national recovery plan, Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz said.

  • Aug 05, 2021 01:16 PM IST

    PM Modi interacts with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

    PM Narendra Modi interacts with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Aug 05, 2021 01:09 PM IST

    2 dead, 7 injured in MP rain mayhem

    With heavy rains ravaging the Gwalior-Chambal region in Madhya Pradesh, leaving two people dead and damaging bridges and other infrastructure, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday said the state has "not seen such devastation in the last 70 years".

  • Aug 05, 2021 01:01 PM IST

    Melbourne back in lockdown as Sydney sees record Covid tally

    Rueful authorities in Melbourne announced a sixth lockdown for the city and Sydney reported a record number of new coronavirus cases Thursday as Australia faltered in efforts to bring a virulent Delta outbreak to heel.

  • Aug 05, 2021 12:29 PM IST

    Yogi Adityanath visits Ayodhya and offers prayers to the model of Ram temple

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visits Ayodhya and offers prayers to the model of Ram temple. He also reviewed the progress of construction work of the Ram temple.

  • Aug 05, 2021 12:17 PM IST

    SC agrees to issue notice to Centre on batch of pleas seeking court monitored SIT probe into Pegasus snooping row

    SC agrees to issue notice to Centre on batch of petitions seeking court monitored SIT probe into Pegasus snooping row.

    It asks petitioners to serve copies of their petitions on the Union government . Matter to be heard next Tuesday.

  • Aug 05, 2021 12:02 PM IST

    Punjab government announces cash award of 1 crore each to India men's hockey team players from the state

    Punjab government announces a cash award of 1 crore each to the India men's hockey team players from the state.

    The team won Bronze medal after they beat Germany in Tokyo Olympics.

  • Aug 05, 2021 11:48 AM IST

    US wants Pakistan to keep border open for Afghan refugees

    Amid a surge in violence by Taliban in Afghanistan post US drawdown, the influx of Afghan refugees has increased at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

  • Aug 05, 2021 11:32 AM IST

    SC commences hearing pleas on alleged Pegasus snooping matter

    SC commences hearing pleas on alleged Pegasus snooping matter, says allegations serious if reports are correct.

  • Aug 05, 2021 11:25 AM IST

    I have set aside Rs.10 crore, apply for financial support if needed: Adar Poonawalla

    Dear students travelling abroad, as a few countries are yet to approve COVISHIELD as an acceptable vaccine for travel without quarantine, you may have to incur some costs. I have set aside Rs.10 crores for this, apply below for financial support if needed: Adar Poonawalla

  • Aug 05, 2021 11:15 AM IST

    Militants open fire at police party in J-K's Baramulla

    Militants on Thursday attacked a police party in the Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, but no loss of life or injury was reported, officials said.

  • Aug 05, 2021 10:59 AM IST

    Arunachal Pradesh reports 319 new Covid-19 cases, 2 more deaths

    Arunachal Pradesh's Covid-19 caseload rose to 49,203, as 319 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health department official said here on Thursday.

  • Aug 05, 2021 10:45 AM IST

    Flood alert issued in Andhra's Krishna district after gate of Pulichintala dam washes away

    After one gate of Pulichintala dam washed away due to some technical problem on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, water is being released downwards hence flash floods are likely in the downwards areas, said Krishna District collector J Nivas while issuing an alert.

  • Aug 05, 2021 10:15 AM IST

    Rupee inches 4 paise higher to 74.15 against US dollar

    Rupee opens on a flat note; inches 4 paise higher to 74.15 against US dollar.

  • Aug 05, 2021 10:07 AM IST

    12 persons injured in IED blast in Dantewada

    At least 12 persons were injured in an IED blast by Maoists at Ghotiya at around 7.30 am. Dantewada police reached the spot to rescued and shift the injured to the hospital, says Dantewada SP Abhishek Pallav.

  • Aug 05, 2021 09:45 AM IST

    Prashant Kishore urges Amarinder Singh to relieve him from Principal Advisor post

    In view of my decision to take a temporary break from active role in public life, I have not been able to take over the responsibilities as your Principal Advisor. I request you to kindly relieve me from this responsibility: Prashant Kishor to Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh.

  • Aug 05, 2021 09:26 AM IST

    India reports 42,982 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

    India reports 42,982 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours.

  • Aug 05, 2021 09:24 AM IST

    COVAXIN receives GMP certificate from Hungary

    Another milestone in our account as COVAXIN receives GMP certificate from Hungary. This marks the 1st EUDRAGDMP compliance certificate received by Bharat Biotech from European regulatories: Bharat Biotech.

  • Aug 05, 2021 09:10 AM IST

    Covid-19 cases may double in US as variant worse than Delta could be coming, says Fauci

    US top coronavirus adviser Dr Anthony Fauci on Wednesday (local time) said that Covid-19 cases may double as variant worse than Delta could be coming.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:57 AM IST

    PM Modi congratulates Indian Men's hockey team

    Historic! A day that will be etched in the memory of every Indian.

    Congratulations to our Men’s Hockey Team for bringing home the Bronze. With this feat, they have captured the imagination of the entire nation, especially our youth. India is proud of our Hockey team.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:47 AM IST

    Vinesh Phogat beats Sofia Magdalena

    Wrestling, Women's 53kg Freestyle, 1/8 Final: Vinesh Phogat beats Sofia Magdalena 7-1.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:04 AM IST

    SC to hear pleas on Pegasus row

    Supreme Court to hear a batch of petitions seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the reports of government allegedly using Israeli software Pegasus to spy on politicians, activists, and journalists.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:19 AM IST

    CCB seizes 9 tons of sandalwood in Bengaluru

    Central Crime Branch (CCB) says it has seized 9 tons of red sandalwood worth 4.5 crores and arrested two persons in Bengaluru.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:00 AM IST

    Tourists coming to US for Covid-19 vaccine, says US airport official

    The global shortage of vaccines and its excess in the United States has quietly resulted in a new kind of tourism in the US, said an official.

  • Aug 05, 2021 06:49 AM IST

    Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha to reopen for tourists from today

    The Bhitarkanika National Park in the Kendrapara district of Odisha is set to reopen for tourists today (i.e. Thursday, August 5), more than three months after the park was closed to tourists on May 1 keeping in mind the mating and nesting season of the saltwater crocodiles residing there.

  • Aug 05, 2021 06:20 AM IST

    S Jaishankar to attend Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi's oath ceremony

    India will be represented by external affairs minister S Jaishankar at the inauguration of Iran’s president-elect Ebrahim Raisi on August 5, the external affairs ministry said on Wednesday.

  • Aug 05, 2021 06:09 AM IST

    Samajwadi Party to go on 'cycle yatra' across Uttar Pradesh today

    The Samajwadi Party will take out a 'Samajwadi Cycle Yatra' at the tehsil-level in all districts of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday to highlight the price rise and the "anti-democratic attitude" of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

  • Aug 05, 2021 05:54 AM IST

    US making plans to reopen to fully vaccinated foreigners as China curbs travel

    The United States, which closed its borders to much of the world as the pandemic took hold, said Wednesday it plans eventually to begin allowing fully vaccinated foreigners back in, while China tightened overseas travel curbs amid surging infection numbers.

  • Aug 05, 2021 05:32 AM IST

    115 killed in military crackdown in Nigeria: Amnesty

    Amnesty International on Thursday accused Nigerian security forces of using excessive force and killing at least 115 people in a crackdown on separatist agitators in the country's restive southeast.

  • Aug 05, 2021 05:17 AM IST

    Chandigarh: Institutes of higher education allowed to reopen for ongoing classes from Aug 11

    Chandigarh administration on Wednesday ordered reopening of institutions of higher education for the ongoing classes on or after August 11.

  • Aug 05, 2021 05:05 AM IST

    At least 11 dead, others injured after van crashes in Texas

    An overloaded van carrying about 25 passengers crashed Wednesday on a remote South Texas highway, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said.

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Vaishno Devi Yatra: Jammu and Kashmir issues fresh guidelines. Check details

  • Strict adherence to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) issued, and to a Covid-appropriate behaviour.
The premises of the shrine will have to be properly sanitised, as per the SOPs.(HT Photo)
The premises of the shrine will have to be properly sanitised, as per the SOPs.(HT Photo)
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Ghaziabad Police bust sextortion racket, say victims blackmailed via 'Stripchat'

Eight bank accounts of the accused have also been seized, Superintendent of Police (City) Nipun Agarwal said. The members of the sextortion racket were blackmailing people through nude video clips, said the police.
The members of the sextortion racket that was busted by the police in Ghaziabad.(ANI Photo)
The members of the sextortion racket that was busted by the police in Ghaziabad.(ANI Photo)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 06:55 AM IST
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Second phase of local body elections in Alwar, Dholpur today

  • The elections for Alwar and Dholpur Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti members are being conducted in three phases.
Counting of votes will be done at the district headquarters on October 29 after all three phases of polling.
Counting of votes will be done at the district headquarters on October 29 after all three phases of polling.
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Breaking news: Tripura civic polls to be held on Nov 25; counting on Nov 28

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Updated on Oct 23, 2021 06:59 AM IST
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UP assembly polls: Congress central election committee expected to meet today

The Congress has constituted a screening committee for UP assembly polls under the chairmanship of party leader Bhanwar Jitendra Singh. Congress leaders Deepender Hooda, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Varsha Gaikwad, Ajay Singh Lallu are the members of the committee which has met twice.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been campaigning aggressively for assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. She will launch three pratigya yatras in the state on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been campaigning aggressively for assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. She will launch three pratigya yatras in the state on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 05:47 AM IST
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PM to interact with beneficiaries of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa' today

  • The major objective of the programme is to ensure that every village in the state becomes self-reliant (aatmanirbhar) by harnessing resources available within the area where it is located.
The initiative of Swayampurna Goa was launched on October 1, 2020. Under this programme, a state government officer is appointed as 'Swayampurna Mitra'.(ANI)
The initiative of Swayampurna Goa was launched on October 1, 2020. Under this programme, a state government officer is appointed as 'Swayampurna Mitra'.(ANI)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 05:26 AM IST
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‘Free speech not at cost of communal harmony’: Imam’s bail plea dismissed

  • The prosecution argued that Imam allegedly delivered provocative speeches on December 13 and 15 in 2019 and January 16, 2020, resulting in riots at several places.
JNU student Sharjeel Imam.(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
JNU student Sharjeel Imam.(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 05:02 AM IST
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Odisha school official accused of murder also got govt funds for his institutions

A 2014 CAG report red-flagged spending by Odisha authorities on road infrastructure leading to educational institutions funded by Gobind Sahu.
Odisha school president Gobind Sahu counted influential politicians including minister of state for home DS Mishra as his close associates, claims that have now embarassed the BJD which is trying to distance the minister from Sahu. (Twitter/@spbalangir)
Odisha school president Gobind Sahu counted influential politicians including minister of state for home DS Mishra as his close associates, claims that have now embarassed the BJD which is trying to distance the minister from Sahu. (Twitter/@spbalangir)
Updated on Oct 23, 2021 02:08 AM IST
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Is Aryan Khan's bail plea dismissal normal? Top defence lawyer answers

  • NCB argued in the court that Aryan Khan was in “conscious possession” of illegal drugs as the agency found 6 grams of charas from his friend, Arbaaz Merchant, who allegedly admitted to the investigators that they intended to use it for “consumption and enjoyment.”
Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, is escorted to court by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials for a bail plea hearing.(AFP)
Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, is escorted to court by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials for a bail plea hearing.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 23, 2021 04:29 AM IST
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Woman IPS officer sexual harassment case: HC orders status quo on ICC proceedings

Chennai The Madras high court on Friday ordered maintaining status quo vis-a-vis the proceedings initiated against a suspended special DGP in a sexual harassment case before the Internal Complaints Committee set up by the Tamil Nadu government earlier
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Published on Oct 23, 2021 12:32 AM IST
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Kerala high court raises questions over virtual queue system at Sabarimala

The court asked if the Kerala government is authorised to set up a virtual queue and what is its role in temple affairs
The Kerala high court has questioned the state government and the Kerala police whether they have the power to manage the virtual queue at Sabarimala Temple. (Archive)
The Kerala high court has questioned the state government and the Kerala police whether they have the power to manage the virtual queue at Sabarimala Temple. (Archive)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 12:29 AM IST
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Kerala HC extends anticipatory bail of former DGP in 1994 ISRO espionage case

Kochi The Kerala high court extended till October 27 the anticipatory bail of former director-general of police Siby Mathews, which was granted by the Thiruvananthapuram sessions court in the conspiracy to frame former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan and others in the 1994 espionage case
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Published on Oct 23, 2021 12:27 AM IST
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Hindus alone entitled for recruitment in HR&CE institutions: Tamil Nadu advocate general to high court

Chennai Hindus alone are entitled for appointment in teaching and non-teaching posts in educational institutions run and funded by the state Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) department, the Tamil Nadu government informed the Madras high court on Friday
Hindus alone are entitled for recruitment in HR&CE institutions, Tamil Nadu advocate general told Madras high court (Archive)
Hindus alone are entitled for recruitment in HR&CE institutions, Tamil Nadu advocate general told Madras high court (Archive)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 12:26 AM IST
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Minister C N Ashwath Narayan inaugurates Hyperscale data centre in Bengaluru

Bengaluru Teleindia Networks unveiled its greenfield hyperscale data centre-- DataSamudra-- in Bengaluru on Friday in line with the growing market demand and to offer value differentiation in data centre market
CN Ashwath Narayan is the Minister for Higher Education, IT-BT, Science and Technology (Kumargau via Wikimedia Commons)
CN Ashwath Narayan is the Minister for Higher Education, IT-BT, Science and Technology (Kumargau via Wikimedia Commons)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 12:25 AM IST
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Stalin urges Centre for additional stock of fertilisers

Chennai With a shortfall in the supply of nutrients, particularly Urea, di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) and muriate of potash (MOP) to Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister M K Stalin on Friday urged the Centre to provide additional 25,000 metric tonnes of DAP and 10,000 MT of MOP to the State to save the farm sector from a crisis
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