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  • Dec 11, 2021 10:11 PM IST

    Kentucky governor says death toll due to tornadoes passed 70

    Kentucky governor Andy Beshear said at least 70 people died due to the tornadoes

  • Dec 11, 2021 09:02 PM IST

    Municipal polls held in Palestine

    Palestinians in villages in the Israeli-occupied West Bank cast their votes in the local body polls. The polls were boycotted by the main opposition Hamas

  • Dec 11, 2021 09:00 PM IST

    Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin sends 3rd crew to space

    Jeff Bezos' Blue launched a six-member crew into space on Saturday

  • Dec 11, 2021 06:13 PM IST

    Small outbreaks of Covid impact Chinese aviation industry

    China's domestic air traffic faltered as the  Chinese government's zero-Covid policy enforces tighter travel rules in Beijing. 

  • Dec 11, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    Amazon warehouse roof collapse: 1 dead, 2 injured 

    Storms continued to batter the US with states Illinois and Kentucky bearing the brunt. In south Illinois, severe weather caused Amazon facility in southern Illinois leading to the death of one person and injuries to two. 

  • Dec 11, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    50 dead in Kentucky: Report

    A storm ravaged the US, as four tornadoes wreaked havoc on Kentucky. ""I fear that there are more than 50 dead ... probably closer to somewhere between 70 and 100, it's devastating," Kentucky governor Andy Beshear said, according to AFP. 

  • Dec 11, 2021 05:27 PM IST

    Former NFL star to go to space

    Bezos to send NFL player to space. 

  • Dec 11, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    Former J-K CM says situation in state not ‘hunky-dory’

    Farooq Abdullah was talking about the deaths of two cops in Bandipora on Friday. 

  • Dec 11, 2021 02:28 PM IST

    Efforts were made to ensure that poor don't go hungry during Covid

    Country battled Covid 19, the biggest pandemic in 100 years and we made honest efforts to ensure that no poor goes to bed hungry. That is why we have increased the free ration scheme till past Holi: PM Modi

  • Dec 11, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates Saryu Nahar Project

    “My cabinet has cleared the 45000 crore Ken Betwa project that will end water crisis in Bundelkhand," says PM Modi at the inauguration of Saryu Nahar Project. 

  • Dec 11, 2021 01:55 PM IST

    Omicron milder than Delta variant, say South African experts

    Doctors and medical experts in South Africa have pointed out that the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is milder than the variant, even if the former is spreading faster. 

    “They (Omicron patients) are able to manage the disease at home. They are able to manage the disease at home," Dr Unben Pillay said of his patients, according to news agency AP

     

  • Dec 11, 2021 01:50 PM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates Saryu Nahar canal in UP's Balrampur

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Saryu Nahar National Project at Balrampur in Uttar Pradesh. Read more

  • Dec 11, 2021 01:09 PM IST

    From Monday, unvaccinated won’t be allowed in public places in TN's Madurai

    From Monday, people in Tamil Nadu's Madurai district who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 will not be allowed to enter public places, including business establishments and banks among others, news agency ANI reported on Saturday citing an order issued by the district collector. Read more

  • Dec 11, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    Islamic State claims responsibility for Friday's blast in Kabul

    The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for two explosions in Afghanistan's Kabul on Friday, according to reports on Saturday. At least two people were killed and three others were injured in the explosions.

  • Dec 11, 2021 12:45 PM IST

    Ahmedabad: Home minister Shah lays foundation stone of Umiya Mata Temple

    Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday laid the foundation stone of the Umiya Mata Temple in Ahmedabad. 

  • Dec 11, 2021 12:03 PM IST

    Uttarakhand CM Dhami warns of action against objectionable comments about late defence personnel

    Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday warned of stringent legal action against anyone who makes any objectionable comment about any late defence personnel on social media or otherwise. Read more

  • Dec 11, 2021 11:57 AM IST

    2 test +ve for Covid in MP's Indore after returning from Nigeria

  • Dec 11, 2021 10:58 AM IST

    Earthquake of 4.3 magnitude jolts Afghanistan

    An of 4.3 magnitude was reported in Afghanistan at 10.17am on Saturday. 

  • Dec 11, 2021 10:29 AM IST

    Delhi records second case of Omicron variant of Covid-19

    Delhi has recorded second cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, news agency ANI reported on Saturday citing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government. 

  • Dec 11, 2021 09:29 AM IST

    India sees fall in daily Covid tally at 7,992; new deaths at 393

    India's daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continued a downward trend on Saturday after 7,992 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 34,682,736, according to the Union health ministry's update at 8am. Read more

  • Dec 11, 2021 08:56 AM IST

    ‘My nation demands answers’: Surjewala shoots 5 observations to govt on Covid

    Congress general secretary Randeep Surjewala on Saturday targeted the Centre over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and made five observations, including those about the Omicron variant of the virus. Read more

  • Dec 11, 2021 08:39 AM IST

    Delhi: Protesting farmers start removing settlements from Tikri Border

    Farmers who have been protesting agianst the Centre's three farm laws were seen removing their settlements from Delhi's Tikri Border on Saturday morning. 

  • Dec 11, 2021 07:54 AM IST

    Vaccine boosters help to bolster protection against Omicron, says CDC

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said on Saturday that initial data suggested that vaccine boosters help to bolster protection against the Omicron variant of Covid-19. 

  • Dec 11, 2021 07:22 AM IST

    Farm stir not ended but on hold, says Chhattisgarh CM Baghel

    As the farmers protesting against farm laws called off their agitation after the Centre repealed the laws and agreed to fulfill their pending demands, Chattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the stir is not ended but is on hold. "Farmers have not withdrawn their agitation but put it on hold. The agitation has not ended. Farmers will look into the government's proposals first," Baghel told news agency ANI on Friday. 

  • Dec 11, 2021 06:29 AM IST

    AIMIM to launch campaign for Maharashtra municipal polls from today

    The All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) will on Saturday launch its campaign for next year's Maharashtra municipal elections with party president Asaduddin Owaisi addressing a public rally at the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai. Read more

  • Dec 11, 2021 06:20 AM IST

    PM Modi to inaugurate Saryu Nahar National Project in UP today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday inaugurate the Saryu Nahar National Project in Uttar Pradesh's Balrampur. Read more

  • Dec 11, 2021 05:45 AM IST

    Taliban interim govt must not be recognised, says ex-US NSA advisor

    The United States former National Security Advisor (NSA) John Bolton said on Friday that the interim government of Taliban - Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan must not be recognized as it has breached all its pledges.

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MP proxy oath-taking: Collectors asked to submit reports about action taken

Published on Aug 09, 2022 10:01 AM IST
The action was sought after photos and videos of oath ceremonies showing male relatives of the women from Sagar, Damoh and Dhar taking oaths in their place went viral on social media
In Sagar and Damoh, three panchayat secretaries have been suspended. (Screen grab)
In Sagar and Damoh, three panchayat secretaries have been suspended. (Screen grab)

Bihar political crisis LIVE: Phones of RJD MLAs taken away before party meet

Updated on Aug 09, 2022 09:54 AM IST
Bihar political crisis LIVE updates: In July 2017, almost two years after winning the assembly elections with the Mahagathbandhan, Nitish Kumar ditched the alliance, and joined hands with the BJP.
RJD MLAs at party supremo Lalu Yadav's residence in Patna (ANI)
RJD MLAs at party supremo Lalu Yadav's residence in Patna (ANI)
By, New Delhi

Heavy rain in central India over next 3-4 days: IMD

Updated on Aug 09, 2022 09:47 AM IST
A well-marked low-pressure area is lying over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal Odisha, north Coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal
The monsoon trough is active and lying south of its normal position. (File image)
The monsoon trough is active and lying south of its normal position. (File image)

Unemployment rate dropped by 0.6% between 2019-20 and 2020-21: Centre

Published on Aug 09, 2022 09:21 AM IST
Sikkim (71.3%) had the highest Worker Population Ratio in 2020-21 followed by Himachal Pradesh (69.5%) and Chhattisgarh (63.6%) while Bihar had the lowest (39.9%)
Minister of state for labour and unemployment Rameswar Teli gave the information in Parliament. (ANI)
Minister of state for labour and unemployment Rameswar Teli gave the information in Parliament. (ANI)

Morning brief: Google search outage affects tens of thousands of users

Published on Aug 09, 2022 08:59 AM IST
  • Here's today's top news. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Users immediately flooded Twitter with #Googledown tweets.(AP)
Users immediately flooded Twitter with #Googledown tweets.(AP)

Mizoram, Assam officials to meet for another round of border talks

Published on Aug 09, 2022 08:53 AM IST
Assam and Mizoram share a 164.6 km boundary, which has been disputed since demarcations in 1875 and 1933
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Mizoram counterpart, Zoramthanga, met in Delhi to discuss the border dispute in New Delhi last year. (PTI)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Mizoram counterpart, Zoramthanga, met in Delhi to discuss the border dispute in New Delhi last year. (PTI)

Amid opposition attacks, Maharashtra cabinet expansion expected today| Top 10

Published on Aug 09, 2022 07:33 AM IST
Maharashtra cabinet formation: More than a month after the Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis government was formed, opposition has been attacking the duo over the delay.
(File) Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde in conversation with deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. (ANI Photo)
(File) Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde in conversation with deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. (ANI Photo)
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

Nitish Kumar-BJP tensions hitting peak? Key meeting today: 10 points

Published on Aug 09, 2022 06:31 AM IST
Bihar: Nitish Kumar has called for a meeting of all party MPs and MLAs a day after he met his deputy - Tarkishor Prasad of the BJP.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (PTI)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (PTI)
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

LIVE: China trying to 'alter status quo' in Asia-Pacific region, says Taiwan FM

Updated on Aug 09, 2022 09:12 AM IST
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Data shows dip in air accidents in 2022; officials hail framework

Published on Aug 09, 2022 02:32 AM IST
  • India has seen one air accident till June this year, which took place on May 1, when a SpiceJet flight from Mumbai to Durgapur encountered severe turbulence during descent, leaving passengers injured, data from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) show.
India also saw several incidents regarding foreign airlines this year.(File photo/HT)
India also saw several incidents regarding foreign airlines this year.(File photo/HT)
ByNeha Tripathi, New Delhi

DefExpo-2022 to held in Gandhinagar in October

Published on Aug 09, 2022 12:40 AM IST
The exhibition was earlier supposed to be held from March 10-14 but was deferred by the government on the back of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, though the official line was that it was postponed on account of “logistics problems” faced by the participants
The exhibition was earlier supposed to be held from March 10-14 but was deferred by the government on the back of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. (Bloomberg)
The exhibition was earlier supposed to be held from March 10-14 but was deferred by the government on the back of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. (Bloomberg)

Munugode bypoll a litmus test for BJP in T’gana

Published on Aug 09, 2022 12:28 AM IST
Rajagopal Reddy, who quit the Congress on last Thursday, resigned from his assembly membership on Monday.
The by-election to Munugode assembly seat in Telangana, necessitated by the resignation of senior Congress lawmaker Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy is going to be a big test for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to prove its strength, as it aims to win the assembly elections scheduled next year. (HT)
The by-election to Munugode assembly seat in Telangana, necessitated by the resignation of senior Congress lawmaker Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy is going to be a big test for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to prove its strength, as it aims to win the assembly elections scheduled next year. (HT)
By, Hyderabad

Rajinikanth discusses politics with TN guv

Published on Aug 09, 2022 12:27 AM IST
The actor said that he discussed politics during his meet but that he couldn’t divulge the details of the same.
Actor Rajinikanth on Monday held a meeting with Tamil Nadu governor RN Ravi at Raj Bhavan here, which he described as a courtesy call where they spoke for 25-30 minutes. (PTI)
Actor Rajinikanth on Monday held a meeting with Tamil Nadu governor RN Ravi at Raj Bhavan here, which he described as a courtesy call where they spoke for 25-30 minutes. (PTI)
By, Chennai

Kerala CM Vijayan helped UAE man flee, claims Swapna Suresh

Published on Aug 09, 2022 12:27 AM IST
Swapna Suresh claimed that the UAE national had arrived at the Kozhikode airport (north Kerala) on June 30, spent four days in the state and he was apprehended while going back. She alleged that the “CM had misused his power to help a foreign national whose antecedents were suspicious.”
National Investigation Agency officials during a raid in Bathindi area of Jammu district on Monday. (PTI)
National Investigation Agency officials during a raid in Bathindi area of Jammu district on Monday. (PTI)
By, Thiruvananthapuram

5 of family killed in road Accident in Andhra: Police

Published on Aug 09, 2022 12:27 AM IST
Five members of a family were killed when a car which they were travelling in rammed into a truck from rear in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district in the early hours of Monday, the police said
Five members of a family were killed when a car which they were travelling in rammed into a truck from rear in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district in the early hours of Monday, the police said. (Representative Photo)
Five members of a family were killed when a car which they were travelling in rammed into a truck from rear in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district in the early hours of Monday, the police said. (Representative Photo)
By, Hyderabad
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