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  • Aug 06, 2021 10:17 PM IST

    Himachal Pradesh makes negative RT-PCR report mandatory

    Himachal Pradesh government has made mandatory negative RT-PCR report or full vaccination for visiting temples in state during 'Shrawan Ashtmi Navratras' from August 9-17: Official order

  • Aug 06, 2021 09:40 PM IST

    50% Americans fully vaccinated against Covid-19: White House

    50% American citizens fully vaccinated against Covid-19, announces White House.

  • Aug 06, 2021 09:36 PM IST

    Maharashtra logs 5539 new Covid-19 cases and 187 deaths

    Maharashtra records 5539 new Covid-19 cases, 5859 recoveries and 187 deaths. Cumulative infection tally rises to 6,341,759 including 6,130,137 recoveries and 133,717 deaths.

  • Aug 06, 2021 09:00 PM IST

    Goa makes Covid-19 certificate mandatory for visitors

    The positivity rate of new Covid-19 cases in Goa stands at 1.8 to 2%. A negative RT-PCR report or a vaccination certificate (both doses) is mandatory to visit Goa. We'll put down new SOPs in view of the upcoming festivals: Pramod Sawant, CM

  • Aug 06, 2021 08:25 PM IST

    Schools in rural Maharashtra to open on August 17, announces minister

    We will reopen schools for students from class 5 to 8 in rural areas from August 17. In cities, we'll reopen class 8 to 12 while following Covid-19 protocol: Varsha Gaikwad, Maharashtra education minister

  • Aug 06, 2021 07:48 PM IST

    JD(U) workers gather in Patna to welcome new national president Lalan Singh

    Huge crowd of JD(U) workers and leaders gather at the party office in Patna to welcome Lalan Singh, recently elected as the party's national president.

  • Aug 06, 2021 07:20 PM IST

    Election Commission registers Rashtravadi Vikas Party as political party

    Election Commission of India registers Rashtravadi Vikas Party as a political party under section 29A of Representation of the People Act, 1951, with effect from August 4th, 2021.

  • Aug 06, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu extends lockdown by two weeks

    Tamil Nadu government extends lockdown by two more weeks with existing restrictions. School classes from 9 to 12th will re-open from September 1st with 50 percent occupancy following SOPs. All religious places will be closed for public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Aug 06, 2021 06:35 PM IST

    Kerala reports over 19,000 new Covid-19 cases

    Kerala reports 19,948 new Covid-19 cases, 19,480 recoveries and 187 deaths. Active cases rise to 178,204 while test positivity rate at 13.13%.

  • Aug 06, 2021 06:00 PM IST

    Kerala govt dismisses govt employee from service

    Kerala Govt dismisses from service a govt employee, Kiran Kumar, after his wife allegedly died by suicide upon being tortured by him for dowry. Kumar was working as Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector in Motor vehicle department. He was found guilty in a departmental inquiry and is presently in jail.

  • Aug 06, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi to visit J&K on August 9 and 10: Reports

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit Jammu and Kashmir on 9th and 10th August. He will be in Srinagar on 10th August where he will inaugurate the party headquarters of J&K unit of Congress party: Reports

  • Aug 06, 2021 04:48 PM IST

    India-China disengage in Gogra, says Army

    Disengagement in Gogra in eastern Ladakh complete after 12th round of talks with China, announces Army.

  • Aug 06, 2021 04:24 PM IST

    Karnataka CM announces night curfew in state

    "Night curfew and weekend curfew will continue in districts bordering Kerala and Maharashtra. Night curfew will be imposed across the state from 9pm to 5am. We have given directions to the police to strictly monitor it," announces Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai.

  • Aug 06, 2021 03:26 PM IST

    Afghan govt's media head assassinated, say police

    Head of Afghan government media department assassinated, reports AFP quoting police.

  • Aug 06, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    Delhi reports 44 new Covid-19 cases and 5 deaths

    44 new Covid-19 cases, 41 recoveries and five deaths in Delhi. Cumulative infection count reaches 1,436,623 including 1,411,042 recoveries, 25,065 deaths and 516 active cases.

  • Aug 06, 2021 03:17 PM IST

    EAM meets new Iran president

    A warm meeting with President Ebrahim Raisi after his assumption of office. Conveyed the personal greetings of PM @narendramodi. His commitment to strengthening our bilateral relationship was manifest. So too was the convergence in our regional interests.

  • Aug 06, 2021 02:52 PM IST

    Assam-Meghalaya hold talks on boundary dispute

    Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma hosts Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma in Guwahati for second chief ministerial-level talks on inter-state boundary dispute.

  • Aug 06, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    Delhi Police strengthen security in Red Fort area ahead of I-Day

    Ahead of Independence Day on 15th August, Delhi Police strengthen security near Red Fort-Chandni Chowk area, put blocks of large containers to barricade the area.

  • Aug 06, 2021 02:04 PM IST

    BSF thwarts smuggling bid along India-Bangladesh border, seizes 25 kg cannabis

    The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday foiled an attempt of drug smuggling and seized 25 kg cannabis, which was being smuggled from India to Bangladesh.

  • Aug 06, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    2 terrorists killed in J-K's Rajouri

    Two terrorists neutralised in a joint operation by security forces and police in a forest area of Thanamandi, Rajouri; operation underway:16 Corps, Indian Army.

  • Aug 06, 2021 01:55 PM IST

    Let us be careful for another 6 months or so: Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, WHO chief scientist

    People should maintain all Covid protocols for some more time. This isn't the time to let down your guard. Let us be careful for another 6 months or so. By then, if vaccination coverage is very high then things should start improving: Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, WHO chief scientist.

  • Aug 06, 2021 01:44 PM IST

    Rockets fired towards Israel from southern Lebanon

    Rockets fired towards Israel from southern Lebanon, reports Reuters citing security officials.

  • Aug 06, 2021 01:27 PM IST

    China pledges 2 billion vaccines globally through year's end

    Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged 2 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines would be supplied to the world through this year, increasing China's commitment as the largest exporter of the shots.

  • Aug 06, 2021 01:11 PM IST

    Opposition leaders join farmers' protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and other Opposition leaders reach Jantar Mantar, Delhi to extend support to farmers in their protest against farm laws by raising slogans with a placard 'Save Farmers, Save India'.

  • Aug 06, 2021 01:09 PM IST

    TN CM hails Indian women's hockey team's performance

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Friday lauded the Indian women's hockey team for their "undaunting efforts till the end" in the Tokyo Olympics and said their performance is no less than those that resulted in a medal.

  • Aug 06, 2021 12:48 PM IST

    J&J applies for emergency use authorisation of its single-dose Covid vaccine in India

    Johnson & Johnson applies for emergency use authorisation of its single-dose Covid vaccine in India.

  • Aug 06, 2021 12:42 PM IST

    Khel Ratna Award will hereby be called Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award: PM Modi

    I have been getting many requests from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand. I thank them for their views.

    Respecting their sentiment, the Khel Ratna Award will hereby be called the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award!

  • Aug 06, 2021 12:18 PM IST

    SC refers to incidents of judges being threatened

    Supreme Court refers to incidents of judges being threatened, asks states to file status report on security they are providing to judicial officers.

  • Aug 06, 2021 11:51 AM IST

    China seeks to control Covid-19 flare-up

    China recorded another 80 locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 on Friday, as the country seeks to control its widest flare-up since the original outbreak with a combination of lockdowns, mass testing and travel restrictions.

  • Aug 06, 2021 11:13 AM IST

    Six, including pilot, killed in crash of Alaska sightseeing plane

    Six people were killed on Thursday when a sightseeing plane crashed in a mountainous area of southeast Alaska, officials said, leaving no survivors.

  • Aug 06, 2021 10:49 AM IST

    SC rules in favour of Amazon in Future-Reliance deal

    Supreme Court holds Singapore's Emergency Arbitrator’s order enforceable, rules in favour of Amazon in Future-Reliance deal.

  • Aug 06, 2021 10:26 AM IST

    China coronavirus cases jump to 101, most in six months

    China reported 101 Covid-19 infections on Friday, including 21 people who are asymptomatic, the biggest daily increase in more than six months as the delta variant spreads across the country.

  • Aug 06, 2021 10:12 AM IST

    More needs to be done to restore supply-demand balance in economy: RBI

    More needs to be done to restore supply-demand balance in economy; inflationary pressure transitory: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.

  • Aug 06, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    RBI's monetary policy committee keeps repo rate unchanged at 4%

    RBI keeps interest rates unchanged at 4 pc; to continue with accommodative stance as long as necessary: Governor Shaktikanta Das.

  • Aug 06, 2021 09:44 AM IST

    2 Pakistani soldiers killed, 4 injured in terror attacks in Kyber, South Waziristan

    Two Pakistani soldiers were killed and four other suffered injuries in gun and bomb attacks in Khyber and South Waziristan tribal districts on Thursday.

  • Aug 06, 2021 09:24 AM IST

    Sensex advances 54.98 points to 54,547.82 in opening session

    Sensex advances 54.98 points to 54,547.82 in opening session, Nifty inches 17.50 pts higher at 16,312.10.

  • Aug 06, 2021 09:20 AM IST

    India logs 44,643 new Covid-19 cases; 464 deaths in last 24 hours

    India on Friday recorded 44,643 new Covid-19 cases; 464 deaths in last 24 hours.

  • Aug 06, 2021 09:15 AM IST

    We will always remember the great performance of our Women’s Hockey Team at Tokyo 2020: PM Modi

    Proud of this team. We'll always remember the great performance of our Women’s Hockey Team at Tokyo 2020. We narrowly missed a medal in Women’s Hockey but this team reflects spirit of New India. Their success at Tokyo 2020 will motivate more daughters to take up Hockey: PM Modi.

  • Aug 06, 2021 08:50 AM IST

    Indian women's hockey team finishes 4th at Olympic Games

    Indian women's hockey team finishes 4th at Olympic Games, loses 3-4 to Great Britain in bronze medal play-off.

  • Aug 06, 2021 08:41 AM IST

    Cloudy sky with a chance of light rain in Delhi today

    Delhi is likely to witness a cloudy sky with the possibility of light rain on Friday, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast. The weather office has predicted “light to very light” rainfall over the next few days with “break monsoon-like conditions” likely to set in from mid-next week.

  • Aug 06, 2021 08:03 AM IST

    IMD's yellow alert for today, forecast of heavy rain on weekend

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued several rainfall alerts for a number of states across the country, predicting heavy to very heavy downpour till August 9.

  • Aug 06, 2021 07:24 AM IST

    Property Cell of Mumbai Police Crime Branch summons actress Sherlyn Chopra

    Property Cell of Mumbai Police Crime Branch has summoned actress Sherlyn Chopra asking her to appear before it for questioning today in connection with the porn film production case in which businessman Raj Kundra was arrested: Mumbai Police.

  • Aug 06, 2021 06:53 AM IST

    China dismisses Republican report on origin of Covid-19

    China dismissed Republican lawmakers report which accused Beijing of one the 'greatest cover-ups in human history' over the origins of Covid-19, reported Daily Mail.

  • Aug 06, 2021 06:21 AM IST

    Delhi HC to hear former AAP councillor Tahir Hussain's bail plea in riots case

    The Delhi high court will on Friday hear former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain's fresh bail plea in northeast Delhi riots of 2020.

  • Aug 06, 2021 06:20 AM IST

    RBI to announce its bi-monthly monetary policy review today

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will announce its bi-monthly monetary policy decision on Friday.

  • Aug 06, 2021 06:04 AM IST

    CNN fires three employees for coming to work unvaccinated

    CNN has fired three employees who violated company policy by coming to work unvaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.

  • Aug 06, 2021 05:44 AM IST

    Delhi Metro's Pink Line segment to be opened today

    The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will inaugurate the missing link of the Pink Line, connecting Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 and Trilokpuri on Friday.

  • Aug 06, 2021 05:18 AM IST

    Power cuts in parts of Bengaluru on August 6, 7, 8

    There will be disruption in power supply in some parts of Bengaluru between 10am and 5pm on Friday due to scheduled maintenance work at Bannerghatta Road, according to the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM).

  • Aug 06, 2021 05:04 AM IST

    13 Taliban terrorists killed, 8 injured in Afghan air force airstrikes

    At least 13 Taliban terrorists were killed and 8 injured in airstrikes conducted by the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in Taleqan city of the country's Takhar provincial center on Thursday, informed the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense.

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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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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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Breaking news: Amit Shah to inaugurate research centre at IIT Jammu today

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