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Dec 10, 2021 11:26 PM IST
Bengaluru airport ramps up testing
Dec 10, 2021 09:19 PM IST
US Supreme Court allows abortion providers to challenge Texas law
US Supreme Court allows abortion providers to challenge Texas law, reports AFP
Dec 10, 2021 08:59 PM IST
Carcass of endangered Bryde's Whale washes ashore in Odisha, buried after post-mortem
The carcass of an endangered Bryde's whale washed ashore near the border of Puri and Ganjam districts in Odisha, reports PTI citing officials. The 48-foot-long female whale was buried near the shore after a post-mortem examination.
Dec 10, 2021 08:13 PM IST
Semi high-speed rail project in Kerala identified for development: Centre tells Rajya Sabha
Union railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw informed Rajya Sabha that a semi high-speed railway line between Thiruvananthapuram to Kasargod in Kerala has been identified by the Kerala Rail Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL), a joint venture between the state of Kerala and the Union government, for development.
Dec 10, 2021 08:04 PM IST
India, Slovenia hold foreign office consultations virtually today: Govt
The ministry of external affairs said that the eighth Foreign Office Consultations between India and Slovenia was held virtually today. MEA Secretary (West) Reenat Sandhu and Dr Stanislav Rascan, State Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, reviewed bilateral relations and also discussed regional and global issues, the ministry said.
Dec 10, 2021 07:36 PM IST
With 7 new cases, Maharashtra's Omircon tally reaches 17; Mumbai, Pune report new cases
With seven new cases of the Omicron variant, 17 people so far have tested positive for the new variant.
Mumbai added three cases and Pimpri-Chinchwad added four cases to the tally.
Dec 10, 2021 06:59 PM IST
Indonesian defence minister condoles demise of CDS General Rawat, says ‘was a good friend’
Defence Minister of Indonesia Prabowo Subianto signed the condolence book in Jakarta after the demise of chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat, reports ANI.
He wrote, "CDS Gen Bipin Rawat of the Indian Armed Forces was a good friend and a great Indian patriot. May he rest in peace."
Dec 10, 2021 06:24 PM IST
Cabinet secretary to hold review meeting on Covid-19 tomorrow
Cabinet secretary will hold a review meeting on Covid-19 on December 11 at 2.30pm, reports ANI. Secretary (DBT), Member -Health, NITI Aayog, Secretary (Health Ministry), Secretary (Pharma) would participate.
Dec 10, 2021 06:20 PM IST
Congress says Mamata Banerjee helping BJP in Goa
Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury said that Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is helping the BJP in Goa, ahead of the assembly polls next year there.
“She is indirectly supporting them. BJP will benefit from the formation of this federal front. She thinks that Congress will not perform in Goa, but has forgotten that Congress helped her become a Central minister,” ANI quoted him as saying.
Dec 10, 2021 05:55 PM IST
JKNC leader Omar Abdullah condemns militant attack in Bandipore, Kashmir
Former J&K chief minister and leader of the JK National Conference party Omar Abdullah condemned the militant attack in Bandipore, Kashmir, in which two policemen were killed.
Dec 10, 2021 05:40 PM IST
UPDATE: 2 cops injured in terrorist attack in Kashmir's Bandipora succumb to injuries
The two cops, who were injured after militants attacked a police party in Kashmir's Bandipora, succumbed to their injuries. The attack took place at busy Gulshan Chowk area and it has now been cordoned by the police and army.
Dec 10, 2021 05:23 PM IST
Terrorists attack police party in Kashmir's Bandipora, 2 injured
Two police personnel were injured in a militant attack targeted at a police party in Bandipora, Kashmir.
Dec 10, 2021 05:22 PM IST
2 high-risk contacts of Dharavi Omicron case test negative, says BMC
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has said that two high-risk contacts of the Dharavi patient, who was infected with the Omicron strain of Covid-19, have tested negative.
Dec 10, 2021 05:02 PM IST
CDS General Bipin Rawat cremated with full military honours
Chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat laid to final rest with full military honours. His last rites were performed along with his wife Madhulika Rawat, who too lost her life in the IAF chopper crash. Their daughters Kritika and Tarini performed their last rites, reports ANI.
Dec 10, 2021 04:47 PM IST
‘Both vaccines and mask are important’: Dr VK Paul
Dr VK Paul, NITI Aayog member, health, said that the WHO has warned against the declining mask usage and that the global scene regarding the Omicron variant is “disturbing,” reports ANI.
“We are now operating at a risky and unacceptable level. We have to remember that both vaccines and masks are important,” he said.
Dec 10, 2021 04:45 PM IST
Wing Commander Prithvi Singh Chauhan's last rites to be held in Agra tomorrow with state honour: UP CM
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that the last rites of Wing Commander Prithvi Singh Chauhan, who died in the IAF chopper crash, would be held with state honour in Agra tomorrow, reports ANI.
The CM also said that ₹50 lakh and a state government job for a family member would be provided. An institution will also be named after the army official.
Dec 10, 2021 04:36 PM IST
1 Omicron case identified in Mumbai's Dharavi, patient had returned from Tanzania
A returnee from Tanzania has tested positive for the Omicron Covid-19 strain in Dharavi area of Mumbai, reports ANI citing the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The person is now admitted at the SevenHills Hospital.
Dec 10, 2021 04:35 PM IST
ICMR chief says restrictions to be implemented in districts with positivity over 5%
Director-general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Balram Bhargava said that regular meetings were being organised to track the global scenario and Covid-19 scene in India with a focus on the new Omicron variant, reports ANI. “We need help to not spread panic. District level restrictions to be implemented where positivity over 5%,” he said.
Dec 10, 2021 04:32 PM IST
Daughters pay tribute to CDS General Rawat, Madhulika Rawat
Daughters of CDS General Bipin Rawat and Madhulika Rawat - Kritika and Tarini - paid tribute to their parents. Other members of the family also join them in paying last respects, reports ANI.
Dec 10, 2021 04:27 PM IST
Centre says states have been notified to increase surveillance, test foreign returnees
Lav Agarwal said that the states have been notified to increase surveillance and active test passengers arriving from other countries, reports ANI. “Surveillance, effective screening, monitoring of international travellers and health infrastructure upgradation is being done,” he said.
Dec 10, 2021 04:23 PM IST
25 Omicron cases so far, all patients having mild symptoms: Govt
Union health ministry's joint secretary Lav Agarwal said that 25 Omicron cases have been identified in the country so far. He also said that all cases were found to have mild symptoms.
Dec 10, 2021 03:53 PM IST
Mortal remains of CDS Rawat, Madhulika Rawat reach Delhi Cantt crematorium
The bodies have reached Brar Square crematorium
Dec 10, 2021 03:01 PM IST
Pak officials pay their respects to CDS Rawat
The defence advisor and the naval advisor posted at the pakistan high commission also paid their last respects by visiting Bipin Rawat's residence, attributed to Pak HC
Dec 10, 2021 02:24 PM IST
Punjab polls: AAP releases list of candidates
AAP releases second list of 30 candidates, fields Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh from Amritsar North seat.
Dec 10, 2021 02:22 PM IST
Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala faces hostility at Mansa rally
Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala faced huge opposition at Congress rally in the presence of CM Channi organised in Mansa on Saturday. It was Moosewala's maiden presence in a political event after joining the Congress. Youth carrying placards of Mansa district Congress president Chushpinder Singh hooted all along speech of the singer.
Dec 10, 2021 02:20 PM IST
Funeral procession of CDS Gen Bipin Rawat begins from his Delhi residence
CDS Bipin Rawat's funeral procession commences journey towards crematorium in Delhi Cantonment from his Delhi residence
Dec 10, 2021 02:15 PM IST
2 people in Gujarat's Jamnagar who came in contact with Omicron cases test positive for variant of concern
2 people in Gujarat's Jamnagar who came in contact with Omicron cases test positive for variant of concern, reports news agency ANI
Dec 10, 2021 01:41 PM IST
Mumbai Mayor receives anonymous letter containing death threat, derogatory language
Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar received an anonymous letter earlier this morning which contained derogatory languages and also threatened to kill her. The mayor said that the envelope didn't contain any seal and will lodge an official complaint in the Police Station.
Dec 10, 2021 01:21 PM IST
Union ministers pay last respects to CDS General Rawat
Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Mansukh Mandaviya, Smriti Irani, and Sarbananda Sonowal paid their tributes to CDS General Bipin Rawat who lost his life in the IAF chopper crash, reports ANI.
Dec 10, 2021 01:12 PM IST
Rakesh Tikait pays last respect to CDS General Rawat
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait paid his last respects to chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat, reports ANI.
Dec 10, 2021 12:24 PM IST
Avoid ‘uninformed speculation’ on Dec 8 chopper crash in Tamil Nadu, says IAF
The Indian Air Force (IAF) said on Friday that it has constituted a tri-service Court of inquiry to investigate the cause of the helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu on December 8 in which CDS General Bipin Rawat along with 12 others was killed.
“The inquiry would be completed expeditiously and facts brought out. Till then, to respect the dignity of the deceased, uninformed speculation may be avoided,” the IAF tweeted.
Dec 10, 2021 12:09 PM IST
Thinking of quitting my jobs: Elon Musk posts on Twitter, gets a coaching offer
Billionaire Elon Musk said on Friday he is planning to quit his “jobs” and become a full-time influencer, sending his followers on Twitter into a frenzy. Read more
Dec 10, 2021 11:43 AM IST
Special flight from Kabul bringing back over 100 people to India
A special charter flight from Afghanistan's Kabul is bringing back more than 100 people, mostly Afghan Sikhs and Hindus and few Indian nationals back to India, people familiar with developments told Hindustan Times on Friday.
Dec 10, 2021 11:10 AM IST
China increases range of military exercises near Taiwan Strait
China has increased the range of its military exercises near the Taiwan Strait. The expansion is being seen as an attempt to the United States and its allies from intervening to protect Taiwan.
Dec 10, 2021 10:31 AM IST
Amit Shah pays final tributes to late CDS General Bipin Rawat
Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday paid his final tributes to late chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat. General Rawat, wife Madhulika and 11 others died in a military helicopter crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on December 8.
Dec 10, 2021 09:43 AM IST
India records 8,503 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hrs
India on Friday saw a reduction in its daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) after 8,503 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard.
Dec 10, 2021 09:37 AM IST
Coonoor chopper crash: Mortal remains of Brig LS Lidder brought to Brar Square
Dec 10, 2021 09:31 AM IST
Voting underway for 25 MLC seats in Karnataka
Voting is currently underway for the biennial election to the Karnataka Legislative Council's 25 seats from 20 Local Authorities' Constituencies. As many as 90 candidates are in the fray.
Dec 10, 2021 08:48 AM IST
Defence minister Rajnath Singh to attend last rites of Coonoor chopper crash victim Brig Lidder
Defence minister Rajnath Singh will on Friday attend the last rites of Brigadier LS Lidder, who died in Coonoor chopper crash. Singh will attend the last rites at 9.15 am.
Dec 10, 2021 08:39 AM IST
Death toll in Mexico migrant road accident rises to 53
The death toll in the migrant road accident in southern Mexico has climbed to 53.
Dec 10, 2021 08:14 AM IST
Delhi's air quality in ‘poor’ category
Dec 10, 2021 07:23 AM IST
Shaktikanta Das to start his extended 3-year tenure as RBI governor
Shaktikanta Das will start his extended three-year tenure as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor from Friday. The decision for this extension was taken by the appointments committee of the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read more
Dec 10, 2021 07:13 AM IST
All Omicron patients in Rajasthan test -ve for Covid, discharged
All the nine patients who were infected with Omicron variant of coronavirus and were admitted to a hospital in Jaipur, tested negative for Covid-19 on Thursday and they have been discharged.
Dec 10, 2021 06:25 AM IST
Night curfew in 8 cities of Gujarat over Covid-19 may end today
Authorities in Gujarat will on Friday take a call on the night curfew, put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, set to end in eight cities of the state. Read more
Dec 10, 2021 05:59 AM IST
Karnataka to issue separate guidelines for for hostels, Covid-19 clusters: CM Bommai
The Karnataka government will issue separate guidelines for student hostels and Covid-19 clusters as a part of the pandemic management in the state, chief minister Bommai said on Thursday.
"Separate Guidelines would be issued for hostels which would include sanitisation, serving of food in staggered batches, maintaining distance, compulsory double dose vaccination for cooking personnel and setting up isolation rooms. Special standard operating procedures would also be released for managing Covid clusters in Bengaluru and other places," Bommai told reporters, according to news agency PTI.
Dec 10, 2021 05:24 AM IST
Mexico: 49 migrants dead, dozens injured in truck crash
A cargo truck carrying Central American migrants rolled over on a highway in southern Mexico on Thursday, killing 49 people and injuring dozens more, news agency AP reported citing authorities.