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  • Feb 02, 2022 11:10 PM IST

    Chhattisgarh records 2,764 new Covid cases, 14 more deaths

    Chhattisgarh's Covid-19 tally climbed to 11,31,868 after 2,764 new cases were reported on Wednesday. As many as 14 patients died and the toll is at 13,883.

  • Feb 02, 2022 10:12 PM IST

    Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer among multiple Covid positive players

    Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer among multiple Covid-19 cases reported in Indian camp according to reports.

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  • Feb 02, 2022 09:09 PM IST

    Delhi sees 3,028 new Covid-19 cases, 27 deaths in last 24 hrs

    Delhi reported 3,028 new Covid-19 cases and 27 deaths in the last 24 hours which pushed the national capital's total confirmed cases to 1,835,979 and the death toll to 25,919. The active caseload stood at 14,870.

  • Feb 02, 2022 09:07 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 18,067 new Covid-19 cases; 1,121 in Mumbai

    With 18,067 new Covid-19 cases and 79 deaths, Maharashtra's total caseload reached 7,753,548 and the death toll climbed to 142,784. Mumbai added 1,121 infections and 10 fatalities to the state's tally. 

    So far, the capital city has reported 1,047,596 cases and 16,640 deaths. 

  • Feb 02, 2022 08:28 PM IST

    US to deploy 3,000 troops in eastern Europe, reports AFP

    The US would deploy 3,000 troops to support NATO forces in eastern Europe, reports AFP.

  • Feb 02, 2022 07:51 PM IST

    Congress releases list of star campaigners for Uttarakhand polls

  • Feb 02, 2022 07:14 PM IST

    ‘China has a clear plan, very serious threat to India’: Rahul Gandhi

    “China has a very clear plan and the foundations of it have been put in place in Doklam. It is a very serious threat to the Indian nation,” said Rahul Gandhi. 
    “What you have done is you have brought China and Pakistan together,” he added.

  • Feb 02, 2022 07:10 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi demands apology from home minister

    Rahul Gandhi demanded an apology from home minister Amit Shah over an alleged incident when a Congress delegation of politicians from Manipur went to meet him and were asked to take off their footwear. Gandhi also said Shah was wearing his. 

    “What does this mean? That person told me and sent me photo and I can show it to you. This is not the way to deal with the people of India,” he said. 

    Union minister Piyush Goyal called it a “very very ridiculous argument” against the home minister.

  • Feb 02, 2022 07:00 PM IST

    Govt not listening to people's complaints, idea of ‘Shahenshah’ has come back: Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi criticised the government for not listening to the people. He said that the idea of a `Shahenshah' has came back. 

    “People can keep complaining about NEET, you do not listen. Farmers can sit for a year but the king doesn't listen,” he said. 

  • Feb 02, 2022 06:56 PM IST

    To think India can be ruled with a stick is a ‘flawed vision’, says Rahul Gandhi

    “India is a union of states which means you can't rule over a state. You have to have a conversation. You think you can suppress states but you have no idea what you are dealing with. You have no idea of history. You have an idea that India can be ruled with a stick but it's a flawed vision,” said Rahul Gandhi.

  • Feb 02, 2022 06:54 PM IST

    84% people have gotten poorer due to Covid-19, GST: Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi said that 84% people have gotten poorer due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and GST. “The impact of not helping poor during pandemic and gst is that 84% people have gotten poorer. UPA had taken people out of poverty , that's not our statistic,” he added. 

    “You sent 23 crore people back into poverty. You keep talking about Make in India but you have finished it off by finishing small and medium industries,” he also said.

  • Feb 02, 2022 06:51 PM IST

    ‘President’s address had nothing about unemployment': Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi said that President Ram Nath Kovind's address to Parliament's budget session had “nothing about unemployment and that's what the youth in India are worried about”.

    “Three crore young have lost their jobs but you said nothing about them,” he said.

  • Feb 02, 2022 06:48 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi says ‘there are now two Indias’

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that the President's address did not mention about three things. He said that there were now two Indias, one that is for the extremely rich.

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  • Feb 02, 2022 06:20 PM IST

    Kerala reports 52,199 new Covid-19 cases, active cases at 377,823

    Kerala logged 52,199 new Covid-19 cases and 29 deaths in the last 24 hrs, reports ANI. The active caseload reached 377,823.

  • Feb 02, 2022 05:37 PM IST

    ‘UP wants to end negative politics’: SP chief Akhilesh Yadav

    Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav said that the people of Uttar Pradesh wanted to end negative politics and start moving forward, reports ANI. 

    “UP public wants to end negative politics and start moving forward. This is a sugarcane region and farmers want a timely and increased subsidy, so they trust SP-RLD. Our alliance is true and will remove liars from government,” he said.

  • Feb 02, 2022 05:22 PM IST

    Govt not responsible for loss incurred by investors in private crypto: Finance secretary

    Finance secretary TV Somanathan said that private cryptocurrencies will never become legal tender in India and the government is not responsible for losses, if any, incurred by investors in such private digital assets, reports ANI. 

  • Feb 02, 2022 04:32 PM IST

    ‘We have done what we have said’: Rajnath Singh in Pilibhit

    Union defence minister Rajnath Singh, during a poll campaign speech in Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh, said that the BJP has kept its promises, reports ANI. 

    “We have done what we have said whether it is article 370 or Ram Temple. We not only do development but also keep our cultural heritage alive. Today the size of our economy is over 3 trillion,” Singh said. 

  • Feb 02, 2022 03:49 PM IST

    NCP releases list of 24 star campaigners for Goa assembly polls

    The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) released a list of 24 star campaigners for the upcoming Goa assembly polls, reports ANI. 

  • Feb 02, 2022 03:06 PM IST

    Mayawati warns BSP supporters of ‘opinion and exit polls by media'

    The supporters of the BSP should remain vigilant against the opinion and exit polls ahead of the state assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, party leader Mayawati said.

    She also accused the media of being casteist.

  • Feb 02, 2022 03:03 PM IST

    ‘BJP casteist, capitalist; divides society in name of religion’: Mayawati

    Mayawati, during her speech, also criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party for being “casteist and capitalist”. She said that the party divided people in the name of religion. 

    She accused the BJP of promoting private sector, preventing the benefits of reservation to the Dalits and also for increased crimes against backward sections of the society. 

  • Feb 02, 2022 03:00 PM IST

    Mayawati slams rival parties in poll speech, urges people to vote for BSP

    BSP leader Mayawati said urged the people to vote for her party in the upcoming elections and the other major parties in the fray.

    She alleged that the Congress doesn't think about Dalits or women apart from election times while during Samajwadi Party's regime, Dalits faced harassment.

  • Feb 02, 2022 02:42 PM IST

    Mayawati begins BSP's campaign for UP Assembly elections from Agra

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has begun campaigning for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. Addressing a public meet in Agra, Mayawati said even thought the BSP could not win any seat amongst nine Assembly seats of Agra district in the last elections held in 2017, the party had won 6 out of nine seats in 2007 and 2012 Assembly elections in the district.

    “Sixty percent of dalits in Agra are jatav who has remained solid vote bank of BSP unlike non jatav dalit vote who remain divided,” she added.

  • Feb 02, 2022 02:14 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee re-elected unopposed as TMC chairperson, says party's secretary-general Partha Chatterjee

  • Feb 02, 2022 11:54 AM IST

    Budget focused on modernising agriculture, development in villages

    The budget also focused on modernizing Indian agriculture with a focus on organic farming. This will make farming more lucrative. Kisan drones and other machinery will be made available to the farmers at reasonable prices.

    The budget also focused on the development of villages at the border. NCC Centres will be brought in at schools situated at the border, the Prime Minister said. Read more

  • Feb 02, 2022 11:30 AM IST

    Budget has provisions to take India in direction of modernity: PM Modi

    “It is very important for us to make a self-reliant & modern India. This Budget has several important provisions to take India forward in the direction of modernity. India's economy is expanding continuously due to the decisions taken in the last 7 years,” says PM Modi.

  • Feb 02, 2022 11:23 AM IST

    PM Modi addresses BJP workers day after Budget, says India will observe a new world order in post-Covid society

    There is a possibility of a new world order post-COVID pandemic. Today, the world's perspective of looking at India has changed a lot. Now, the world wants to see a stronger India, says PM Narendra Modi while speaking on Union Budget 2022.

  • Feb 02, 2022 10:40 AM IST

    Watch: Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya rides bicycle to Parliament

  • Feb 02, 2022 10:18 AM IST

    Rajya Sabha observes silence to pay tribute to those who lost lives in Malaysia, Tonga

    Rajya Sabha Members observe silence in the memory of the people who lost their lives in heavy rainfall in Malaysia and volcanic eruption in Tonga.

  • Feb 02, 2022 09:59 AM IST

    Zydus begins supply of its 3-dose Covid vaccine ZyCov-D to Centre

    Zydus has started supplies of its three-dose COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D to Govt of India. The pharmaceutical company is also planning to make the vaccine available in the private market, the company issued a statement.

  • Feb 02, 2022 09:21 AM IST

    India logs 1,61,386 new Covid-19 cases, positivity drops under 10%

    India recorded a total of 1,61,386 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Active case count dropped to 3.90 per cent, while the daily positivity rate stood at 9.26 per cent.

    The number of deaths due to Covid-19 mounted to 1,733.

  • Feb 02, 2022 09:03 AM IST

    CPI(M) Rajya Sabha floor leader Elamaram Kareem gives notice, demands discussion on Pegasus

    CPI(M) floor leader in Rajya Sabha Elamaram Kareem has given notice under rule 267 to suspend the business and discuss the Pegasus issue amid recent reports revealing Government of India's engagement with Israeli firm NSO and purchase of the spyware.

  • Feb 02, 2022 09:00 AM IST

    CPI MP Binoy Viswam gives suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha

    CPI Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswam has given suspension of business notice under rule 267 demanding discussion on Pegasus spyware, reports news agency ANI.

  • Feb 02, 2022 08:59 AM IST

    Parliament Budget session: Rahul Gandhi to be first to speak after President's address

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is likely to be the first speaker in the debate on motion of thanks to the President's address on Wednesday in Lok Sabha.

    According to ANI sources, 12 hours have been allotted to opposition parties to express their reply to the Presidential address during the motion of thanks in Lok Sabha. Congress has been allotted one hour out of the total 12 hours of opposition parties.

  • Feb 02, 2022 08:42 AM IST

    Jinnah Tower in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district painted in Tricolour

    Jinnah Tower in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. (ANI)
    Jinnah Tower in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. (ANI)

    The Jinnah Tower in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur has been painted in tricolour and arrangements will be made to hoist the national flag near it. The decision came after a controversy over its name. On January 26, Hindu Vahini activists tried to unfurl the national flag on the tower.

    "On the request of various groups, it was decided to decorate the tower with the tricolour and to construct a pole to hoist the national flag near the tower," said Guntur East MLA Mohammed Musthafa, speaking to news agency ANI.

  • Feb 02, 2022 08:19 AM IST

    Delhi air quality remains ‘very poor’, overall AQI 343

    Air quality in Delhi remains in 'very poor' category with overall AQI at 343, in Noida (UP) in 'very poor' category with overall AQI at 358 & in Gurugram (Haryana) in 'very poor' category with overall AQI at 313, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

  • Feb 02, 2022 07:06 AM IST

    ‘More like a manifesto’: Aaditya Thackeray on Union Budget

    “This budget looks more like a manifesto, In this budget mostly announcements are made & it will be important to see the outcome. Many cities are announced to be built as smart cities but no timeline has been given," says Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray on the Union Budget 2022.

  • Feb 02, 2022 07:04 AM IST

    ‘Unconditional apology’: Hindustani Bhau in court over student riots

    “We have tendered an unconditional apology in court. Our cause was right, we had come to support the students. Unfortunately, it was misused and it turned into a riot. We will cooperate in the police investigation,” said Mahesh Mulya, advocate of Vikas Fhatak alias Hindustani Bhau.

    Phatak has been sent to police custody by the court till February 4. 

    Dharavi Police arrested one more accused, Iqrar Khan Vakhar Khan. FIR under IPC Sec 353, 332 (Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from duty), 427, 109, 114(Abettor present when offence committed), 143(unlawful assembly), 145, 146 (rioting), 149, 188, 269, 270.

  • Feb 02, 2022 06:24 AM IST

    UP polls: PM Modi to address BJP workers of 403 assemblies today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually address Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers of all 403 assembly constituencies of Uttar Pradesh on “Atmanirbhar” (self-reliant) economy at 11am today.

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Foodgrain output for 2021-22 pegged at record 315 MT: Fourth advance estimates

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 02:07 AM IST
The estimates pegged rice output at 130.3 million tonnes, while the pulses output is estimated to be at 27.7 million tonnes for the 2021-22 crop year
The 2021-22 estimate is 4.98 million tonnes more than 2020-21, and 25 million tonnes higher than the previous five-year average production (PTI)
The 2021-22 estimate is 4.98 million tonnes more than 2020-21, and 25 million tonnes higher than the previous five-year average production (PTI)

In Russia, Doval holds talks on security issues

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:56 AM IST
The NSA, who made an unscheduled visit, discussed a range of issues related to bilateral security cooperation with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev.
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is currently in Russia. (PTI)
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is currently in Russia. (PTI)
By, New Delhi

Ensure Covid-19 regulations are followed, DGCA tells airlines

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:53 AM IST
With Covid-19 cases on the rise across the country, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), on Wednesday told airlines to ensure that passengers wear masks throughout their journey and follow Covid protocols.
The DGCA on Wednesday told airlines to ensure that passengers wear masks throughout their journey and follow Covid protocols. (HT photo)
The DGCA on Wednesday told airlines to ensure that passengers wear masks throughout their journey and follow Covid protocols. (HT photo)
ByNeha LM Tripathi, New Delhi

Warrant issued against newly inducted Bihar law minister

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:53 AM IST
A controversy broke out in Bihar on Wednesday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hitting out at newly-inducted law minister Kartikey Kumar alias Kartik Singh, alleging that he is wanted in a kidnapping case and that he did not surrender before court on the ordered date, but took the oath of office the same day
Patna, India- August.17, 2022: Bihar Law Minister Kartikeya Singh’s advocate Madhusudan Sharma addresses a press conference on the alleged kidnapping case, at Patna Central hall, in Patna, Bihar, India, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Patna, India- August.17, 2022: Bihar Law Minister Kartikeya Singh’s advocate Madhusudan Sharma addresses a press conference on the alleged kidnapping case, at Patna Central hall, in Patna, Bihar, India, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Ghulam Nabi Azad’s move caught Congress brass off guard

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:51 AM IST
The senior leader's refusal to accept new responsibilities in the Jammu and Kashmir Congress has shocked several central leaders of the party.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. (ANI)
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. (ANI)
By, New Delhi

Supreme Court pauses PILs against Hemant Soren

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:48 AM IST
The PILs failed to make out a prima facie case against theJharkhand chief minister over alleged irregularities in grant of a mining lease and in MNREGS contracts, and transactions of some shell companies reportedly run by his family, the apex court observed.
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. (Hindustan Times)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. (Hindustan Times)
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Release of rapists has shaken my faith in justice, says Bilkis Bano

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:46 AM IST
In the statement, Bano said that no one had enquired about her safety before deciding to release the men, and appealed to the Gujarat government to reverse its move
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** Godhra: A man offers sweets to people convicted for rape and murder in the Bilkis Bano case of the 2002 post-Godhra riots, after they came out of the Godhra sub-jail after the Gujarat government allowed their release under its remission policy, in Godhra, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI08_16_2022_000224B) (PTI)
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** Godhra: A man offers sweets to people convicted for rape and murder in the Bilkis Bano case of the 2002 post-Godhra riots, after they came out of the Godhra sub-jail after the Gujarat government allowed their release under its remission policy, in Godhra, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI08_16_2022_000224B) (PTI)

CBI freezes FDs of Subrata Mondal; HC summons daughter in separate case

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 12:42 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday froze fixed deposits worth 16
Kolkata, Aug 14 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) Birbhum District President Anubrata Mondal, who was arrested by the CBI in a cattle smuggling case, being brought to CBI headquarters after a medical checkup at the Command Hospital, in Kolkata on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (Saikat Paul)
Kolkata, Aug 14 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) Birbhum District President Anubrata Mondal, who was arrested by the CBI in a cattle smuggling case, being brought to CBI headquarters after a medical checkup at the Command Hospital, in Kolkata on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (Saikat Paul)

Madras HC orders status quo ante on OPS expulsion, EPS elevation

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 12:41 AM IST
The ruling means that O Panneerselvam is back as the AIADMK coordinator. On July 11, he was expelled from the party and Edappadi Palaniswami (EPS) was made interim general secretary.
O Panneerselvam and his supporters pay tribute at the memorial of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai on Wednesday. (ANI)
O Panneerselvam and his supporters pay tribute at the memorial of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai on Wednesday. (ANI)
By, Chennai

Cabinet clears interest rebate of 1.5% on short-term farm loans

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:39 AM IST
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an interest subvention (or a rebate) of 1
HT Image
HT Image

Comparing wife with other women amounts to mental cruelty: Kerala HC

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:33 AM IST
While the family court had dissolved the couple’s marriage on the ground of non-consummation, a bench of Justices Anil K Narendran and C S Sudha modified it by holding that the marriage stands dissolved on account of mental cruelty by the husband as provided under the Divorce Act of 1869.
The ruling by the high court came while dismissing a man’s appeal against a family court order dissolving his marriage after nearly 13 years of separation from his wife. (HT Archives)
The ruling by the high court came while dismissing a man’s appeal against a family court order dissolving his marriage after nearly 13 years of separation from his wife. (HT Archives)
ByPress Trust of India

Kerala: Student dressed up as Savarkar kicks up row

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 12:32 AM IST
The protesters said Savarkar was introduced after omitting Velu Thampi Dalawa, a former minister in Travancore who fought against oppressive measures of British East India Company in early 1800. Youth Congress and Youth League workers said the move was aimed at creating unrest in the district
Activists from Youth Congress and Youth League (of the Indian Union Muslim League) marched to the government school in Malappuram seeking action against those who dressed up their children as Savarkar for the fancy dress programme (Hindustan Times)
Activists from Youth Congress and Youth League (of the Indian Union Muslim League) marched to the government school in Malappuram seeking action against those who dressed up their children as Savarkar for the fancy dress programme (Hindustan Times)
By, Thiruvananthapuram

Cong leaders held on way to flood-hit project site in Telangana

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:30 AM IST
Bhupalpally deputy superintendent of police B Ramulu said according to the government instructions, no outsider was to be allowed near the project site, as restoration works were going on. He said Section 144 was in force near the project site and hence, nobody will be permitted to enter the area.
Kaleshwaram Project lift irrigation scheme at Medigadda in Telangana was heavily damaged due to the floods in Godavari river last month. (PTI)
Kaleshwaram Project lift irrigation scheme at Medigadda in Telangana was heavily damaged due to the floods in Godavari river last month. (PTI)
By, Hyderabad

T’gana, Andhra face flood threat as Godavari remains in spate

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:29 AM IST
Meanwhile, Krishna river, too, continued to be in spate due to heavy rains in the upstream areas. Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar dams are filled to almost full reservoir levels, forcing the authorities to release over 377,000 cusecs of water to the downstream
At the temple town of Bhadrachalam in Telangana’s Bhadradri Kothagudem district, the water level of the Godavari crossed the third danger mark of 53 ft and reached up to 54.5 ft by Wednesday (PTI)
At the temple town of Bhadrachalam in Telangana’s Bhadradri Kothagudem district, the water level of the Godavari crossed the third danger mark of 53 ft and reached up to 54.5 ft by Wednesday (PTI)
By, Hyderabad

Bommai aims to bolster citizen assistance centre, get more services

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:28 AM IST
The chief minister, who chaired a review meeting of the department of e-Governance here, asked officials to identify the services that could be provided at GramaOne centres, discuss it with departments concerned and then take necessary steps.
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday instructed officials to add few more services to “GramaOne”, a single-point assistance centre for all citizen-centric activities at the village level, aimed at strengthening them. (ANI)
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday instructed officials to add few more services to “GramaOne”, a single-point assistance centre for all citizen-centric activities at the village level, aimed at strengthening them. (ANI)
ByPress Trust of India, Bengaluru
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