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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. 

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Senior advocate R Venkataramani named Attorney General of India

Updated on Sep 28, 2022 09:26 PM IST

The appointment came days after Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi refused to take up the role.

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Representational image(Getty Images)

Odisha: Over 30 workers fall ill after ammonia gas leak at Balasore factory

Updated on Sep 28, 2022 09:10 PM IST

The prawn processing factory is owned by the son of a former MP of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD).

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Daily brief: Outrage over RSS member's FB post that blamed U'khand teen's dad

Published on Sep 28, 2022 08:57 PM IST

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Lt General Anil Chauhan (retired) is new CDS: 5 things to know about him

Published on Sep 28, 2022 08:32 PM IST

The defence ministry said he will also be functioning as Secretary to Government of India, Department of Military Affairs.

(File Photo) Government appoints Lt General Anil Chauhan (Retired) as the next Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). (ANI)
(File Photo) Government appoints Lt General Anil Chauhan (Retired) as the next Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). (ANI)
Written by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Gen Anil Chauhan appointed new CDS

Published on Sep 28, 2022 07:21 PM IST

Lt Gen Anil Chauhan (retd), military adviser to the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), has been named as the next CDS. The post was lying vacant for over nine months after the country’s first CDS General Bipin Rawat was killed in a chopper crash last December

Lt Gen Anil Chauhan was commissioned into the 11 Gorkha Rifles, the same regiment as former CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, in 1981.
Lt Gen Anil Chauhan was commissioned into the 11 Gorkha Rifles, the same regiment as former CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, in 1981.
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‘Ankita’s father to blame’: RSS member’s Facebook post provokes outrage; FIR filed

Updated on Sep 28, 2022 08:19 PM IST

Sanjay, RSS prachar pramukh in Uttarakhand, said the RSS condemned Vipin Kandwal’s now-deleted remark on Facebook. He added that Vipin Karnwal had also apologised for his post

In one of the many protests organised to seek justice for Ankita Bhandari, people blocked the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway at Srinagar in Pauri Garhwal district on Sunday, Sept. 25. (PTI)
In one of the many protests organised to seek justice for Ankita Bhandari, people blocked the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway at Srinagar in Pauri Garhwal district on Sunday, Sept. 25. (PTI)
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Lt General Anil Chauhan (retired) appointed next Chief of Defence Staff

Updated on Sep 28, 2022 08:14 PM IST

In a statement, the ministry of defence said the retired Lt General will also function as Secretary to Government of India, Department of Military Affairs.

File photo of (retired) Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan speaking at the National War Memorial in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)
File photo of (retired) Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan speaking at the National War Memorial in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)
By | Written by Sohini Goswami

'Undemocratic...': PFI affiliate says will challenge government's ban in court

Updated on Sep 28, 2022 07:08 PM IST

Popular Front of India ban: The government's ban on PFI came after two rounds of nationwide raids on leaders and offices in over a dozen states that led to over 100 arrests and detentions.

Content posted online by PFI and affiliates has been removed from social media, in line with the government's orders. (PTI)
Content posted online by PFI and affiliates has been removed from social media, in line with the government's orders. (PTI)

Fixing visa blues in India, says US after Jaishankar flags concerns; unveils plan

Published on Sep 28, 2022 06:37 PM IST

According to the US state department’s website for visa appointment wait times, applicants in New Delhi for the B-1 business visa and B-2 tourism visa face estimated wait time of 833 days, to receive an interview appointment, 767 days in Kolkata, and 848 days in Mumbai

India's Foreign Minister S Jaishankar speaks during a press conference with Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the State Department in Washington on Tuesday. (AP)
India's Foreign Minister S Jaishankar speaks during a press conference with Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the State Department in Washington on Tuesday. (AP)
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Congress MP wants Priyanka Gandhi as Congress president. He explains why

Published on Sep 28, 2022 06:33 PM IST

Senior Congress politician Shashi Tharoor was among the firsts to declare his candidature for the post election to which is being held after more than two decades.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
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'My focus is MP, not keen on becoming party president,' says Kamal Nath

Published on Sep 28, 2022 06:29 PM IST

When asked whether he would contest for the position of Congress party president, Kamal Nath, the head of the party in Madhya Pradesh, said he would rather concentrate on the state's upcoming assembly elections, which are in a year.

Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath(AP Photo)
Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath(AP Photo)
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3 dead, 8 injured in factory explosion in Maharashtra’s Palghar

Published on Sep 28, 2022 05:59 PM IST

The incident occurred at around 2.30 pm at the Vasai Cos Power Engineering Limited Company, news agency ANI reported. The sound of the explosion was heard from up to two kilometres away.

As many as 50 employees were working at the factory when the boiler exploded. Fire personnel arrived at the spot to douse the flames.(ANI Photo)
As many as 50 employees were working at the factory when the boiler exploded. Fire personnel arrived at the spot to douse the flames.(ANI Photo)
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Cong directionless, Rahul wiped out party: Harsh Mahajan after joining BJP

Published on Sep 28, 2022 05:53 PM IST

Harsh Mahajan, the former Himachal Pradesh Congress working president, joined the BJP in the presence of Union minister Piyush Goyal and party national general secretary, Vinod Tawde.

Harsh Mahajan was associated with the Congress for more than 40 years. His resignation came months ahead of the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh.(PTI)
Harsh Mahajan was associated with the Congress for more than 40 years. His resignation came months ahead of the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh.(PTI)
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

PFI's Abdul Sattar held hours after his FB post ‘As law-abiding citizens…’

Updated on Sep 28, 2022 05:58 PM IST

Abdul Sattar, the general secretary of the outfit's unit in Kerala, the PFI accepted the central government's decision to declare it as illegal. He said the outfit is being dissolved in view of the home ministry's notification.

Senior PFI leader Abdul Sattar being detained on Wednesday. (ANI Twitter)
Senior PFI leader Abdul Sattar being detained on Wednesday. (ANI Twitter)
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New Goa guidelines allow only locals to harvest clams, oysters

Published on Sep 28, 2022 05:11 PM IST

The Goa guidelines, notified last week, call for a quota system among harvesters and a closed season between July and October to facilitate breeding

Clams and oysters are found at Chicalim bay on the outskirts of Vasco da Gama, and pockets of River Sal in South Goa and River Chapora in North Goa (HT File/Shutterstock)
Clams and oysters are found at Chicalim bay on the outskirts of Vasco da Gama, and pockets of River Sal in South Goa and River Chapora in North Goa (HT File/Shutterstock)
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