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  • Jan 01, 2022 09:12 PM IST

    Two liquor shops in northeast Delhi's Seelampur shut

    Two liquor shops in Seelampur in North East Delhi have been slapped with fines of 10,000 and 20,000 for violation of Covid-19 norms.

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:27 PM IST

    Two markets in northeast Delhi shut till 10am on Jan 2 over flouting Covid norms

    Two markets in North-East district - Shani Market, E-block, 4 1/2 Pushta, Sonia Vihar and Johripur Shani Market - have been closed with effect from 4 pm on January 1 upto 10 am on Jan 2 due to Covid appreciate behavior violations.

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:22 PM IST

    Indian Army, China's PLA troops exchange sweets, greetings at LAC on New Year

    India and Chinese troops exchange sweets and greetings at several border posts along Line of Actual Control including in eastern Ladakh to mark New Year, news agency PTI reported quoting officials.

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:19 PM IST

    Earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hits Afghanistan-Tajikistan border, tremors felt in J&K

    An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred 84-km South East of Fayzabad in Afghanistan, bordering Tajikistan, stated National Center for Seismology.

    It was also felt in Jammu and Kashmir at 6:45pm today, said Disaster Management Kashmir.

  • Jan 01, 2022 06:48 PM IST

    Delhi begins New Year with over 2,000 Covid cases, logs 1st death due to virus in 2022

  • Jan 01, 2022 06:40 PM IST

    Mumbai reports 6,347 new Covid cases, over 5,000 patients are asymptomatic: BMC data

    Mumbai has reported 6,347 fresh COVID cases (5,712 asymptomatic), 451 recoveries, and one death today.

  • Jan 01, 2022 06:25 PM IST

    Karnataka minister BC Nagesh tests positive for Covid-19

    Karnataka Minister BC Nagesh says he has tested positive for COVID-19

    "I have quarantined myself & are taking all the necessary precautions and medication required," he says.

  • Jan 01, 2022 05:47 PM IST

    Calcutta HC proceedings to be virtual only from Jan 3 amid rising Covid-19 fears

    "It is hereby notified for information of all concerned that in view of the threat of the imminent third wave of the Covid pandemic and also the alarming rise in the number of Covid affected cases… the Court proceedings shall be through virtual mode only," read the official notice.

  • Jan 01, 2022 04:54 PM IST

    4 people killed in landslide at mining site in Bhiwani

    Four people have died in the landslide at a mining site in Bhiwani, said Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij.

  • Jan 01, 2022 04:25 PM IST

    Delhi Police issues 657 challans on New Year's eve

    On the New Year eve on Dec 31, Delhi Traffic Police issued 657 challans including 36 for drink & drive, 103 for dangerous driving, 370 for riding without helmet, 48 for triple riding, and 100 for other traffic-related offences, the police informed.

  • Jan 01, 2022 04:15 PM IST

    Over 6,000 NGOs lose foreign funding license in a day: MHA data

    Licenses under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010, required to receive foreign funding, of more than 12,580 non-profit organisations (NGOs) have ceased as on Saturday. Read full story

  • Jan 01, 2022 02:17 PM IST

    PM Modi lists five powers of FPOs

    PM Modi said that the farmer product organizations (FPO) have five big powers. 

    The first is better bargaining, that is, bargaining power.

    The second power that farmers have got from FPOs is that of trade on a large scale.

    The third force is innovation.

    The fourth power in FPO is risk management. Together, you can better assess challenges and create ways to deal with them.

    And the fifth power is the ability to change according to the market.

  • Jan 01, 2022 02:10 PM IST

    Efforts on to make biofuel from agricultural residues: Modi

    PM Modi said that efforts are being undertaken to enable farmers make money from crop residues, stubble, etc. “Hundreds of new units are being set up across the country to make biofuel from agricultural residues,” he said.

  • Jan 01, 2022 01:53 PM IST

    Need to fulfil national interests while fighting Covid: Modi 

    PM Modi said that the country must accelerate its pace in 2022. “Corona has its challenges, but Corona cannot stop India's pace. India will also fight Corona with full caution and vigilance and will also fulfill its national interests,” he said. 

  • Jan 01, 2022 01:51 PM IST

    Modi highlights India's 2070 net zero target, hydrogen mission

    Highlighting India's net zero target by 2070, Modi said that the country was leading the world in efforts against climate change. “Today India is working on hydrogen mission, taking lead in electric vehicles,” he said. 

  • Jan 01, 2022 01:49 PM IST

    India opened Sainik Schools to women in 2021: Modi

    Sainik Schools in India also began accepting women candidates in 2021, PM Modi said. 

    “Last year, India opened the doors of the National Defense Academy to women and also started an effort to increase the age of marriage of daughters from 18 to 21 years i.e. equal to that of sons,” he said. 

  • Jan 01, 2022 01:46 PM IST

    UPI transactions in 2021 topped 70 lakh crore; over 50,000 start-ups working today: Modi

    During his speech, Modi said that transactions worth 70 lakh crore were done through UPI in 2021 in the country. Also, more than 50,000 start-ups are working in the country currently . More than 10,000 of them started working in the last 6 months, Modi noted.

  • Jan 01, 2022 01:44 PM IST

    Economy growing at over 8%; GST collection, forex reserves, foreign investments at record level: Modi

    PM Modi said that the growth rate of the country's economy was over 8%.

    Foreign investments, forex reserves and GST collections were also at record levels, he added.

  • Jan 01, 2022 01:41 PM IST

    ‘Time to start new vibrant journey’: PM Modi on completion of 75 years of Independence in 2022

    PM Modi said that it is time to start a “new vibrant journey” of the country's resolves in the year India will complete 75 years of independence. 

    “Today, as we enter the new year, taking inspiration from our efforts of the past year, we have to move towards new resolutions. This year, we will complete 75 years of our Independence. This is the time to start a new vibrant journey of the country's resolves, to move forward with renewed vigour,” he said.

  • Jan 01, 2022 01:18 PM IST

    Police say 2 injured, several missing after landslide in mining quarry in Haryana, reports ANI

    Following a landslide in a mining quarry in Bhiwani, Haryana, state police said that two people were missing and several others were injured, reports ANI. 

  • Jan 01, 2022 12:49 PM IST

    PM Modi transfers 20,000 crore to over 10 crore farmer families under PM-KISAN

    PM Modi transferred 20,000 crore to more than 10 crore beneficiary farmer families under the PM-KISAN scheme.

  • Jan 01, 2022 12:00 PM IST

    Vaishno Devi stampede: 15 injured brought to hospital, 4 in ICU, says doctor

    Following the stampede at Vaishno Devi shrine, 15 injured people were brought to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital. Of the injured, four were admitted to the ICU, reports ANI citing Dr JP Singh, a neurosurgeon at the hospital.  

    “11 people were stable, out of which three to four people were discharged after first aid. Around five are still under treatment,” he said. 

  • Jan 01, 2022 11:56 AM IST

    Delhi's Covid-19 positivity at 2.44%, cases rapidly increasing: Satyendar Jain

    Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said that the number of Covid-19 cases is rapidly increasing in the national capital and the positivity rate was at 2.44%, reports ANI. 

  • Jan 01, 2022 10:38 AM IST

    10 ministers, over 20 MLAs test Covid-19 positive in Maharashtra: Deputy CM 

    Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar said that 10 ministers and over 20 MLAs tested Covid-19 positive in the state, reports ANI.

  • Jan 01, 2022 09:57 AM IST

    PAGD leaders under house arrest ahead of protest against: Alliance spokesperson

    PAGD leaders have been placed under house arrest ahead of their march to protest against the recommendations of Delimitation Commission, reports PTI citing a spokesperson of the alliance.

  • Jan 01, 2022 09:41 AM IST

    India reports 22,775 new Covid-19 cases, Omicron tally at 1,431

    With 22,775 new Covid-19 cases, the total caseload reached 3,48,61,579. Also, 406 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. Active caseload went past the 100,000-mark again and stood at 104,781. 

    The Omicron tally stood at 1,431, according to the latest data from the health ministry. 

  • Jan 01, 2022 08:31 AM IST

    Union ministers express grief over Vaishno Devi stampede, Jitendra Singh to visit Katra

    Union ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh expressed grief over the deaths at Vaishno Devi shrine due to a stampede and Jitendra Singh said that he would Katra to assess the situation.

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:49 AM IST

    Vaishno Devi stampede: J&K admin announces ex-gratia of 10 lakh to those dead

    Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha announced an ex-gratia of Rs10 lakh each to the families of those who lost their lives after the stampede at Vaishno Devi. He also said 2 lakh would be given to the injured. Shrine board will bear the cost of the treatment of injured, he added.

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:23 AM IST

    12 dead, 13 injured in stampede at Vaishno Devi: J&K Police 

    As many as 12 people died and 13 others were injured in the stampede at Vaishno Devi shrine, reports ANI citing Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbagh Singh. 

    “The incident occurred around 2.45 am, and as per initial reports, an argument broke out which resulted in people pushing each other, followed by stampede,” he said.

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  • Jan 01, 2022 07:18 AM IST

    Vaishno Devi stampede: PM announces 2 lakh ex-gratia to families of those dead,   50,000 to injured

    PM Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each to the families of those who lost their lives at the stampede at Vaishno Devi shrine. Also, 50,000 would be given to those injured, he said. The amount would be given from the PMNRF.

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:15 AM IST

    ‘Extremely saddened’ says PM Modi on deaths due to stampede at Vaishno Devi 

    PM Modi said that he took stock of the situation at Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, where at least 12 people died due to a stampede earlier today. 

    “Extremely saddened by the loss of lives due to a stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Spoke to JK LG Shri @manojsinha_Ji, Ministers Shri @DrJitendraSingh Ji, @nityanandraibjp Ji and took stock of the situation,” Modi tweeted. 

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:12 AM IST

    PM Modi wishes ‘abundance of joy and good health’ in New Year greetings

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the country on New Year 2022. “Happy 2022! May this year bring abundance of joy and good health in everyone’s lives. May we keep scaling new heights of progress and prosperity, and work even harder to fulfil the dreams of our great freedom fighters,” he tweeted.

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:05 AM IST

    Update: 12 dead in stampede at J&K's Vaishno Devi shrine

    At least 12 people died in the stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir, reports ANI citing block medical officer Gopal Dutt. “Casualties from Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and 1 from J&K. More details awaited. Injured being taken to Naraina Hospital after rescue,” he said.

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:03 AM IST

    At least 6 people dead in stampede at J&K's Vaishno Devi shrine

    At least six people died after a stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan, reports ANI citing officials.  

    “Exact number not there yet. Their post mortem will be done. Injured being taken to Naraina hospital, total number of injured not confirmed either,” said Dr Gopal Dutt, block medical officer, Community Health Centre..

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Kerala gold smuggling case: HC dismisses Swapna Suresh’s plea to quash FIRs

Published on Aug 19, 2022 04:20 PM IST

Swapna Suresh was booked under sections 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and 153 (provoke with an intent to cause riots) of the Indian Penal Code in connection with the Kerala gold smuggling case of 2020

Kerala high court. (PTI File Photo)
Kerala high court. (PTI File Photo)

Torching of Myanmar village, sibling deaths lead to fresh influx in Mizoram

Updated on Aug 19, 2022 03:55 PM IST

Myanmar army torched Haimual village in Myanmar’s Chin state and abducted five people, including two children of a leader of a civil defence force from the village on Sunday

The two teenagers were children of Lalzidinga, a commander of local People’s Defence Force (PDF). (File image)
The two teenagers were children of Lalzidinga, a commander of local People’s Defence Force (PDF). (File image)

100 million households now have tap water: PM Modi

Updated on Aug 19, 2022 04:29 PM IST

On July 22, HT first reported the Jal Jeevan Mission, a scheme to link every rural household with a functional tap by 2024, will cover 100 million households by August

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)

2022 Maruti Alto K10: Variant-wise feature list

Published on Aug 19, 2022 03:31 PM IST

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 will be competing against the Renault Kwid.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's chopper diverted to Gaya during drought survey

Updated on Aug 19, 2022 03:59 PM IST

An airport official said chief minister Nitish Kumar's chopper encountered en-route cloud on return, as it was raining in Patna.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (PTI)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (PTI)

‘Silly trolls indulging in whataboutery’: KTR on Hyderabad gangrape case

Published on Aug 19, 2022 02:26 PM IST

KT Rama Rao has criticised the setting free of 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case. All of them were serving life-term imprisonment sentences.

File photo of KT Rama Rao. (HT File Photo)
File photo of KT Rama Rao. (HT File Photo)

Agencies unleashed to stem Kejriwal’s rise as Modi’s alternative: Raghav Chadha

Updated on Aug 19, 2022 02:18 PM IST

Chadha said after AAP formed a majority government in Punjab this year, people of the country started considering Kejriwal as the alternative to Modi

AAP leader Raghav Chadha. (PTI)
AAP leader Raghav Chadha. (PTI)

Declare lumpy skin disease in cows as pandemic: Rajasthan CM Gehlot to Centre

Published on Aug 19, 2022 01:55 PM IST

In Rajasthan, more than 22,000 animals, mainly cows, have died in Rajasthan due to the infectious lumpy skin disease

The disease has spread in 29 of 33 districts of the state. (File image)
The disease has spread in 29 of 33 districts of the state. (File image)

‘Doesn’t take effort to form govt but…’: PM Modi’s jibe at the opposition

Published on Aug 19, 2022 01:51 PM IST

Last month, PM Modi had warned the youth against freebie culture, referring to it as "revris", a popular sweet in north India. It triggered strong reactions from AAP, the party which takes pride in its policies for providing subsidised electricity and water supply to people of Delhi and Punjab.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the 'Har Ghar Jal' event.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the 'Har Ghar Jal' event.(ANI)

Nothing will come out of it: Arvind Kejriwal dismisses CBI raids on Sisodia

Updated on Aug 19, 2022 12:55 PM IST

Kejriwal said obstacles won’t stop them and they will continue to do the good work amid the CBI raids on his deputy Manish Sisodia

The Delhi chief minister was addressing a digital press conference. (ANI image)
The Delhi chief minister was addressing a digital press conference. (ANI image)

Afternoon brief: I-Day celebrations held in Canada's hotbed of Khalistani rebels

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The “Amrit Mahotsav Concert" at Michael J. Fox Theatre, Burnaby, was organized by the Consulate General of India in Vancouver in collaboration with Naad Arts Centre, Surrey. (Pic for representation)
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Delayed but much-needed step, Congress welcomes CBI raid on Sisodia’s residence

Published on Aug 19, 2022 12:44 PM IST

Anil Chaudhary, Congress’s Delhi unit chief, said they has been highlighting the lapses and corruption in the excise policy over the last year

Congress questioned Bharatiya Janata Party lawmakers for not raising the issue of corruption in the excise policy. (ANI)
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GoM on GST appellate tribunal recommends key relaxations on recruitments

Published on Aug 19, 2022 12:36 PM IST

The group of ministers recommended that bigger states such as Uttar Pradesh can have more than one appellate authority, with a maximum of five such bodies

For representational purposes only. (PTI Photo)
For representational purposes only. (PTI Photo)
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Maruti Alto K10 vs Renault Kwid vs Hyundai i10: price comparison

Published on Aug 19, 2022 12:27 PM IST

Maruti Suzuki has launched the new generation Alto K10 at a starting price of almost ₹4 lakh (ex-showroom). The price goes up to ₹5.84 lakh (ex-showroom) for the top-end variant.

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Published on Aug 19, 2022 12:27 PM IST

The CBI raid at Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia's residence on Friday morning turned into a major political controversy with the BJP and AAP leaders slamming each other.

BJP leader Gautam Gambhir took a dig at the Aam Aadmi Party as CBI raided Manish Sisodia's house on Friday. (Getty)
BJP leader Gautam Gambhir took a dig at the Aam Aadmi Party as CBI raided Manish Sisodia's house on Friday. (Getty)
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