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Updated on Feb 02, 2022 12:03 AM IST

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  • Feb 01, 2022 11:29 PM IST

    More than 167.21 crore vaccine doses administered in India so far

    More than 167.21 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in India so far, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. 

  • Feb 01, 2022 10:38 PM IST

    Karnataka reports 14,366 new Covid cases; positivity rate 13.45%

    Karnatak on Tuesday recorded 14,366  new Covid-19 cases. The positivity rate stood at 13.45%. The state also reported 58 deaths in the last 24 hours.

  • Feb 01, 2022 10:09 PM IST

    BJP releases list of candidates for UP polls 

    The Bharatiya Janta Party(BJP) on Tuesday released a list of candidates for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Rajeshwar Singh has been fielded from Sarojin Nagar, instead of  Swati Singh, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Women's Welfare who earlier had the constituency. 

  • Feb 01, 2022 09:20 PM IST

    Mizoram logs its highest single-day spike of 2,531 new Covid cases 

    Mizoram on Tuesday registered its highest single-day spike of 2,531 new Covid -19 cases. The state's fresh fatalities count stood at 612 with four new fatalities while taking the active case count to 12,768.

  • Feb 01, 2022 09:12 PM IST

    Congress releases list of star Campaigners for the second phase of UP polls 

    The Congress on Tuesday released the list of star campaigners for the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections to be held on February 14. The list of campaigners includes Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ghulam Nabi Azad, and Sachin Pilot, among others.

  • Feb 01, 2022 08:40 PM IST

    CBI questioned personal assistant of TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee for nearly 8 hours in cattle and coal smuggling case

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday questioned Sumit Roy, the personal assistant of TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee for about eight hours & 30 minutes in connection with the cattle and coal smuggling case.

  • Feb 01, 2022 07:46 PM IST

    Maharashtra logs 14,372 fresh Covid cases, Mumbai accounts for 803

    Maharashtra on Tuesday reported as many as 14,372 fresh Covid-19 cases, of which, Mumbai accounted for 803. The state's fresh fatalities count stood at 94, according to the state health bulletin data.

  • Feb 01, 2022 07:40 PM IST

    Congress won't field candidate against Akhilesh Yadav in UP's Karhal Assembly seat

    In a surprising move, the Congress on Tuesday stopped its candidate from filing her nomination for Karhal assembly seat, in Mainpuri district, from where Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav is a candidate. Tuesday was the last date for filing nomination for the seat.

  • Feb 01, 2022 07:28 PM IST

    Delhi's daily Covid case count drops to 2,683, positivity at 5.09%

    Delhi’s Covid tally on Tuesday further dipped with 2,683 fresh cases. The city’s active caseload currently stands at 16,548, down from Monday’s 21,490, according to the health bulletin data.

  • Feb 01, 2022 07:03 PM IST

    Mumbai lifts night curfew; eases restrictions on restaurants, theatres

    Mumbai has lifted the night curfew and eased curbs on restaurants and theatres in view of declining cases of Covid-19.

    "Local tourist spots to remain open as per normal timing. Weekly Bazzars to remain open as per normal timing," reads the order.

  • Feb 01, 2022 06:20 PM IST

    Trai recommendation on 5G spectrum by March: Telecom minister

    Telecom minister Ashwani Vaishnaw said that Trai's recommendation on 5G spectrum is expected to come by March. The spectrum auction will then be held for the rollout of the next-generation service.

  • Feb 01, 2022 04:30 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi's Goa visit postponed to February 4

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's visit to poll-bound Goa for the election campaign on February 2 has been postponed to February 4.

  • Feb 01, 2022 03:57 PM IST

    Election Commission appoints 15 special observers for poll-bound states

    The Election Commission of India has appointed 15 special observers for the coming Assembly elections of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh 2022. The ECI said that the special observers will oversee the entire poll process as "eyes and ears of the Commission on the ground to ensure free, fair and voter friendly elections."

  • Feb 01, 2022 03:32 PM IST

    UP polls: ‘You were sleeping when people were killed in riots,’ Yogi takes pot shots at Akhilesh

    “He (SP chief Akhilesh Yadav) is roaming around with a 'lal potli', saying he has taken a resolution. You can't take any resolution because you were sleeping when people were being killed in riots here,” says Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, addressing a gathering in Meerut.

  • Feb 01, 2022 03:14 PM IST

    Congress releases list of 4 candidates for UP elections

    Congress has released a list of four candidates for the coming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The list includes two male and two female candidates.

  • Feb 01, 2022 01:47 PM IST

    Amarjeet Tikka, Congress leader from Punjab, resigns from party

    Punjab Congress leader and Punjab Medium Industry Development Board Chairman, Amarjeet Singh Tikka tenders his resignation from the party & all party posts.

  • Feb 01, 2022 11:02 AM IST

    Budget 2022: Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla kicks off Parliament session

    The Parliament has gathered for the first day of the Budget 2022 session, kicked off by speaker Om Birla. Nirmala Sitharaman begins her speech. Follow more updates

  • Feb 01, 2022 10:59 AM IST

    Supreme Court sets aside Delhi HC orders on Future Group vs Amazon dispute

    Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside all previous orders of the Delhi High Court in Future Vs Amazon dispute. SC asked the Delhi high court to decide all issues on merits afresh.

    The Delhi high court had passed adverse orders against Future in February and March 2021, ordering attachment of properties of Kishore Biyani and other promoters of the Future Group.

  • Feb 01, 2022 10:52 AM IST

    Platform tickets at Pune railway stations reduced from 50 to 10

    Normal sale of platform tickets resumes at Pune railway station. With effect from Feb 1, the platform tickets will be available at 10 per person. The cost was earlier raised to 50 to deter unnecessary crowding at the railway station amid the Covid-19 pandemic, news agency ANI reported.

  • Feb 01, 2022 10:33 AM IST

    Aviation turbine fuel price hiked by a steep 8.5% to record levels

    Aviation turbine fuel price hiked by a steep 8.5% to record levels.

  • Feb 01, 2022 10:33 AM IST

    Watch: Indian Coast Guard releases video on 46th Raising Day

  • Feb 01, 2022 10:26 AM IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for cabinet meet ahead of Budget

  • Feb 01, 2022 09:46 AM IST

    New Vice Chief of Army Lt Gen Manoj Pande accorded Guard of Honour

    Lt Gen Manoj Pande, the new Vice Chief of Army, was accorded Guard of Honour at South Block.

  • Feb 01, 2022 09:45 AM IST

    Sitharaman, MoS finance called on President Kovind ahead of Budget session

    Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance along with Ministers of State for Finance, Dr Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Shri Pankaj Chaudhary, and senior officials of the Ministry of Finance, called on President Ram Nath Kovind before presenting the Union Budget 2022-23. Follow more updates here

  • Feb 01, 2022 09:25 AM IST

    Schools in Pune reopen for classes 1-10

    Schools reopen for classes 1-10 in Pune. "We are excited to be back; can have face-to-face conversations now," says a student at Dyanganga English Medium School, speaking to news agency ANI.

  • Feb 01, 2022 09:03 AM IST

    India's daily Covid-19 tally drops below 2 lakh; nation logs 167,059 new cases, 1192 deaths

    India recorded 167,059 new Covid-19 cases and 1,192 deaths today. The country's positivity rate dropped to 11.6 per cent.

  • Feb 01, 2022 08:42 AM IST

    Budget 2022: Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at finance ministry

    Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at the Ministry of Finance ahead of the Budget 2022 today in Parliament. Follow more updates here

  • Feb 01, 2022 08:13 AM IST

    Social media influencer ‘Hindustani Bhau’ arrested for allegedly instigating students to protest in Dharavi

    Social media influencer Vikas Fhatak, also known as 'Hindustani Bhau', was arrested by Dharavi police in connection with students' protest in Dharavi yesterday over their demand for online exams for classes 10th and 12th, in view of Covid-19.

    'Hindustani Bhau', Fhatak, had uploaded a video of him on Instagram allegedly instigating students. An FIR was registered against Fhatak and others under multiple sections of IPC (including that for rioting), Maharashtra Police Act, Disaster Management Act and Maharashtra Prevention of Defacement of Property Act.

  • Feb 01, 2022 07:38 AM IST

    Foggy morning in Delhi, air quality remains ‘very poor’

    Air quality in Delhi remains in 'very poor' category with overall AQI at 321, in Noida (UP) in 'very poor' category with overall AQI at 354 & in Gurugram (Haryana) in 'poor' category with overall AQI at 232, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

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NIA judge acquits Zakir Naik staffer accused of radicalising youth to join IS

Updated on Sep 30, 2022 06:16 PM IST

Arshi Qureshi was a staffer at Islamic Research Foundation set up by Zakir Naik - the IRF was later in November 2016 banned under the anti-terror law - and accused of radicalising young people who joined IS

The Mumbai Police arrested Arshi Qureshi and Rizwan Khan for radicalisation of youths in August 2016. (HT File Photo)
The Mumbai Police arrested Arshi Qureshi and Rizwan Khan for radicalisation of youths in August 2016. (HT File Photo)

HT This Day: October 3, 1955 -- Nehru inaugurates railway coach factory

Published on Sep 30, 2022 06:04 PM IST

The Perambur Integral Coach Factory went into production today when Mr Nehru performed its inaugural ceremony in the assembly shop in the presence of a large gathering.

HT This Day: October 3, 1955 -- Nehru inaugurates railway coach factory
HT This Day: October 3, 1955 -- Nehru inaugurates railway coach factory
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Shashi Tharoor’s blunder on manifesto — a distorted India map

Published on Sep 30, 2022 06:03 PM IST

The map shown in the Congress president election manifesto evoked sharp reactions on social media, Tharoor's office made the correction. A functionary from his office said the distorted map was a "printing error".

Shashi Tharoor addresses a press conference after filing his nomination papers for the post of Congress President, at AICC headquarters in New Delhi. (PTI)
Shashi Tharoor addresses a press conference after filing his nomination papers for the post of Congress President, at AICC headquarters in New Delhi. (PTI)
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Presidential polls is 'sideshow, main focus is...', says senior Congress leader

Updated on Sep 30, 2022 06:25 PM IST

At a press conference in Karnataka on Friday, Congress MP Jairam Ramesh said that the greatest contribution of the grand old party to Indian politics has been “consensus” and when that is not possible, an election is held.

Congress MP Jairam Ramesh at a press conference in Karnataka on Friday, September 30, 2022. (Screengrab of video/Congress Twitter)
Congress MP Jairam Ramesh at a press conference in Karnataka on Friday, September 30, 2022. (Screengrab of video/Congress Twitter)
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Watch | PM Modi's convoy stops to allow an ambulance to pass

Published on Sep 30, 2022 05:39 PM IST

Prime minister Narendra Modi was travelling from Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

En route two of the vehicles in the prime minister's convoy could be observed slowing down and moving to the left hand side of the road.(ANI)
En route two of the vehicles in the prime minister's convoy could be observed slowing down and moving to the left hand side of the road.(ANI)
Written by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Evening brief: India to support Indonesia at G20 Summit, and all the latest news

Published on Sep 30, 2022 05:05 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Amitabh Kant reaffirmed India’s commitment and active support to Indonesian presidency’s efforts to finalise meaningful outcomes for the forthcoming G20 Bali Summit in November 2022. (Sanjeev Verma)
Amitabh Kant reaffirmed India’s commitment and active support to Indonesian presidency’s efforts to finalise meaningful outcomes for the forthcoming G20 Bali Summit in November 2022. (Sanjeev Verma)

Delhi court grants bail to Sharjeel Imam in inflammatory speech case

Published on Sep 30, 2022 04:57 PM IST

Additional sessions judge Anuj Agrawal said Imam has been in custody for over 31 months since his arrest in February 2020 while granting him bail

Sharjeel Imam. (HT PHOTO)
Sharjeel Imam. (HT PHOTO)

Kharge, Tharoor or Tripathi, who's Congress's official candidate? Mistry's reply

Updated on Sep 30, 2022 05:28 PM IST

Mallikarjun Kharge, Shashi Tharoor and K N Tripathi are three men in the Congress presidential race for which nominations end on Friday with the veteran Kharge from Karnataka emerging a clear favourite.

Congress veteran Mallikarjun Kharge and Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor.
Congress veteran Mallikarjun Kharge and Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor.
ByAniruddha Dhar

Stop screening of ‘Semkhor’ film, Dimasa groups ask President Murmu

Published on Sep 30, 2022 04:44 PM IST

The 2021 film is the first Dimasa language film and was awarded the Rajat Kamal at the 68th National Film Awards. Aimee Baruah, who is also the co producer and lead actor of ‘Semkhor’ won the Special Jury Mention award

Dimasa groups said the film misrepresented the tradition of the community and portrays the practice of female infanticide in Dimasa society which is completely wrong and false. (Facebook/kolbesh.nunisa.58)
Dimasa groups said the film misrepresented the tradition of the community and portrays the practice of female infanticide in Dimasa society which is completely wrong and false. (Facebook/kolbesh.nunisa.58)

Congress presidential poll: Tharoor says Kharge stands for status quo

Updated on Sep 30, 2022 04:28 PM IST

Kharge, the leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, is widely considered to be the choice of the Gandhis

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor filing his nomination. (PTI)
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor filing his nomination. (PTI)
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

'So-called aam aadmi': Cong leader's swipe at Bhagwant Mann over 42-car convoy

Updated on Sep 30, 2022 05:30 PM IST

The RTI reply was provided by the state's transport commissioner and covered the period from March 2007 to September.

Congress leader and leader of opposition (LOP) in Punjab Partap Singh Bajwa. (HT File)
Congress leader and leader of opposition (LOP) in Punjab Partap Singh Bajwa. (HT File)

Cong prez poll: G-23 leaders Tewari, Chavan among 30 who back Mallikarjun Kharge

Published on Sep 30, 2022 04:12 PM IST

Digvijaya Singh and Ashok Gehlot, who opted out of the race to become the next Congress president, have proposed the candidature of their colleague Mallikarjun Kharge in the party's presidential elections.

Congress leader and G-23 member Manish Tewari has proposed the candidature of Mallikarjun Kharge in the party's presidential polls.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Congress leader and G-23 member Manish Tewari has proposed the candidature of Mallikarjun Kharge in the party's presidential polls.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

Mayawati on why opposition is attacking RSS amid Centre's ban on PFI

Published on Sep 30, 2022 04:08 PM IST

The Popular Front of India and its associates were banned earlier this week by the central government over alleged terror links.

BSP chief Mayawati (HT File Photo)
BSP chief Mayawati (HT File Photo)

Goa opens 4 iron ore mining blocks for auction

Published on Sep 30, 2022 03:46 PM IST

Mining is not expected to immediately resume as the tender document specifies a successful bidder will have to first obtain forest, wildlife, and environmental clearances afresh

Mining is not expected to immediately resume. (HT PHOTO)
Mining is not expected to immediately resume. (HT PHOTO)
ByGerard de Souza

Air India to introduce 20 weekly flights to Birmingham, London, San Francisco

Published on Sep 30, 2022 03:07 PM IST

Air India will be able to offer over 5,000 additional seats every week to customers and choice in terms of connectivity

Air India’s weekly flights to the UK will now go up to 48. (PTI)
Air India’s weekly flights to the UK will now go up to 48. (PTI)
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