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Updated on Feb 18, 2022 09:12 PM IST

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  • Feb 18, 2022 10:03 PM IST

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  • Feb 18, 2022 07:47 PM IST

    Mumbai's daily Covid cases fall to 202

    Mumbai’s single-day Covid count further falls to 202; city logs first death after three days.

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  • Feb 18, 2022 06:31 PM IST

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  • Feb 18, 2022 05:59 PM IST

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  • Feb 18, 2022 05:12 PM IST

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  • Feb 18, 2022 05:06 PM IST

    Hijab ban: Hearing to resume on Feb 21

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  • Feb 18, 2022 04:08 PM IST

    Money laundering case: ED arrests Iqbal Kaskar

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  • Feb 18, 2022 03:23 PM IST

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  • Feb 18, 2022 03:12 PM IST

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  • Feb 18, 2022 02:27 PM IST

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  • Feb 18, 2022 12:33 PM IST

    Historians restrained from publishing defamatory content against Vikram Sampath

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  • Feb 18, 2022 10:31 AM IST

    PM Modi, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi to hold virtual summit today

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  • Feb 18, 2022 09:03 AM IST

    India reports 25,920 new Covid cases, 492 deaths in last 24 hour

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  • Feb 18, 2022 08:31 AM IST

    Mild earthquake felt in Rajasthan's Jaipur

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  • Feb 18, 2022 08:28 AM IST

    Blinken accepts invitation to meet Lavrov if Russia does not invade Ukraine

    Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has proposed dates for holding a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, late next week, who accepted it if Russia does not invade Ukraine, reported news agency ANI, citing local media.

  • Feb 18, 2022 07:04 AM IST

    British army on standby amid 'red weather' warning due to Storm Eunice

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  • Feb 18, 2022 06:25 AM IST

    PM Modi to virtually open two railway lines connecting Thane and Diva today

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Cyclone Mandous LIVE Updates: Landfall process nearing completion, IMD says

Updated on Dec 10, 2022 05:27 AM IST

Cyclone Mandous: The rear sector of the cyclone has moved into the land and lies over north coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the weather agency informed.

Cyclone Mandous: Residents stand beside road eroded by high tides at Mahabalipuram.(AFP)
Cyclone Mandous: Residents stand beside road eroded by high tides at Mahabalipuram.(AFP)

Facial recognition system of Tamil Nadu police stirs privacy row

Updated on Dec 10, 2022 04:32 AM IST

According to their website, 126 facial recognition systems have been installed across various states.

Several users pointed out the Orwellian system and asked if this was even legal.
Several users pointed out the Orwellian system and asked if this was even legal.

Hyd to get Metro rail connectivity to airport

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:57 AM IST

The construction activity was going on at a brisk pace, with the demand for the real estate sector fast picking up.

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and others during the foundation stone laying ceremony for Hyderabad Airport Metro Rail project construction, in Hyderabad. (PTI)
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and others during the foundation stone laying ceremony for Hyderabad Airport Metro Rail project construction, in Hyderabad. (PTI)

Cyclone Mandous: Andhra on alert, disaster response forces in coastal districts

Updated on Dec 10, 2022 05:16 AM IST

Andhra Pradesh chief secretary K S Jawahar Reddy, who reviewed the situation with the collectors of the four districts, asked them to take all precautionary steps to prevent the loss of lives and minimise damage to the properties.

A lifegaurd walks along the sea-shore as waves crash onto the shore ahead of the landfall of cyclonic storm Mandous, in Chennai. (PTI)
A lifegaurd walks along the sea-shore as waves crash onto the shore ahead of the landfall of cyclonic storm Mandous, in Chennai. (PTI)

‘Abki baar, kisan sarkar’: KCR on national mission

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:50 AM IST

The BRS president announced that the new party will contest the ensuing assembly elections in neighbouring Karnataka in alliance with the Janata Dal (Secular).

KCR, as the chief minister is popularly called, announced his mission to play a larger role in the national politics during a meeting at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad. (PTI)
KCR, as the chief minister is popularly called, announced his mission to play a larger role in the national politics during a meeting at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad. (PTI)

Twenty 20 party president booked under SC/ST Act for ‘discrimination’

Updated on Dec 10, 2022 03:00 AM IST

In his complaint, the legislator alleged that he was socially boycotted by the Twenty20 and its leaders several times.

Sabu M Jacob (HT Photo)
Sabu M Jacob (HT Photo)

Injudicious to implement old pension scheme: NK Singh

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:45 AM IST

Restoring the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) is an injudicious step and will put the states’ finances under great difficulty, said NK Singh, chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, on Friday.

Restoring the Old Pension Scheme is an injudicious step and will put the states’ finances under great difficulty, said NK Singh, chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, on Friday. (HT photo)
Restoring the Old Pension Scheme is an injudicious step and will put the states’ finances under great difficulty, said NK Singh, chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, on Friday. (HT photo)

Heavy rainfall lashes Chennai, 15 distts as cyclone Mandous nears

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:42 AM IST

The Chennai International Airport cancelled more than a dozen flights due to the cyclone, officials aware of the matter said.

Preparations are being made by Tamil Nadu Disaster Relief Force & Greater Chennai Police Rescue Team for the rescue operations in view of the Cyclone Mandous, in Chennai on Friday. (ANI)
Preparations are being made by Tamil Nadu Disaster Relief Force & Greater Chennai Police Rescue Team for the rescue operations in view of the Cyclone Mandous, in Chennai on Friday. (ANI)

Jharkhand police trying to ‘save’ accused in toll plaza graft case: HC

Updated on Dec 10, 2022 04:35 AM IST

The court also turned down the arguments of Alam, Mishra and the state government against ED being made a respondent in the matter, and directed the agency along with the CBI to file counter affidavits in two weeks, and posted the matter for December 22.

Jharkhand High Court in Ranchi. (HT file)(HT_PRINT)
Jharkhand High Court in Ranchi. (HT file)(HT_PRINT)

2022: A World Cup of the young

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:34 AM IST

In every World Cup, there are always some young players who break out, shine, gather the attention of the world, and eventually clinch lucrative moves to top clubs

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Heavy rain on east coast ahead of Cyclone Mandous’s landfall

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:32 AM IST

With Cyclone Mandous expected to make landfall in Tamil Nadu coast between Puducherry and Sriharikota near Mahabalipuram around Friday midnight, authorities in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh stepped up operations and raised the level of alertness for minimum damage.

Preparations for rescue operations underway in Chennai on Friday. (ANI)
Preparations for rescue operations underway in Chennai on Friday. (ANI)

Cong searches for CM consensus amid chaos

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:32 AM IST

The Congress’s lawmakers in Himachal Pradesh on Friday entrusted the party’s central leadership to pick the next chief minister, as factions competing for the state’s top job appeared far from a consensus a day after winning a decisive election victory.

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Maharashtra leaders meet PM Modi, Shah over border dispute, governor’s remarks

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:30 AM IST

Political leaders in Maharashtra on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah to seek their intervention in two controversial issues brewing in the state.

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CM Bommai launches ‘rapid road work’ tech, activists question project

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:28 AM IST

As the rapid road method is expected to cost 30% more than the white-topping project, Bommai said the state government would consider the construction of rapid roads by using pre-cast technology only after examining its quality and rate.

The rapid road method involves pre-cast large cement blocks that are 20 feet long and 5 feet wide, placed together on a stretch. (HT PHOTO)
The rapid road method involves pre-cast large cement blocks that are 20 feet long and 5 feet wide, placed together on a stretch. (HT PHOTO)

Uniform Civil Code: Will it work for India? Arguments in favour and against

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:28 AM IST

The UCC is a proposal to “formulate and implement personal laws of the citizens which will be applicable to every Indian irrespective caste, religion and sexual orientation.”

Members of the Muslim community stage a protest against the Uniform Civil Code set up by the Uttarakhand government, in Dehradun.(PTI file)
Members of the Muslim community stage a protest against the Uniform Civil Code set up by the Uttarakhand government, in Dehradun.(PTI file)
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