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  • Jan 12, 2022 12:04 AM IST

    PM Modi congratulates Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte on 4th term

  • Jan 12, 2022 12:00 AM IST

    Pune Zilla Parishad launches contest for best Covid-19 management, winner gets 50 lakh grant

    “We've announced a competition among gram panchayats to encourage them to participate in providing best services to curb Covid-19. The top gram panchayat will be awarded a grant of 50 lakh for doing good work in COVID19 management,” said Pune Zilla Parishad CEO Ayush Prasad, speaking to ANI.

  • Jan 11, 2022 10:51 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari tests Covid-19 positive with mild symptoms

    Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari has tested positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms. He has isolated at home.

    "Following all the necessary protocols, I have isolated myself," he tweets.

  • Jan 11, 2022 10:48 PM IST

    Haryana CM announces 10 lakh to next of kin of workers who died cleaning sewers

    Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday announced that the next of kin of the workers who died while cleaning sewers will be given financial assistance of 10 lakh, reports ANI.

  • Jan 11, 2022 09:22 PM IST

    Maharashtra's daily Covid tally rises slightly with 34,424 new cases; Omicron count nears 1,300

    Maharashtra sees a mild dip in Covid-19 cases with 34,424 fresh infections. The total caseload from the disease now stands at 6,987,938. 

    The state's Omicron tally has reached 1,281.

  • Jan 11, 2022 08:14 PM IST

    France's new Covid-19 cases to top 3,50,000 first time ever today

    France will see a new anti-record on Tuesday with more than 3,50,000 cases of coronavirus expected to be registered by the end of day, news agency ANI quotes health minister Olivier Veran as saying. 

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:36 PM IST

    Mumbai logs 11,647 fresh Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths in 24 hours

    Mumbai has reported 11,647 fresh Covid-19 cases and two related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the active caselaod to 1,00,523.

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:11 PM IST

    SC to hear plea seeking independent inquiry into Haridwar hate speech case

    The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a petition seeking an independent inquiry into the Haridwar 'Dharm Sansad' hate speech case, reports news agency ANI. The matter will be heard by a bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana.

  • Jan 11, 2022 06:16 PM IST

    BCCI gives clearance to Lucknow, Ahmedabad IPL franchises

    BCCI has given formal clearance to Lucknow and Ahmedabad franchises of IPL. Both teams have been given two weeks to finalise their draft picks. IPL auction will be held in Bengaluru on Feb 12 and Feb 13: IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel to ANI

  • Jan 11, 2022 06:01 PM IST

    Centre extends deadline for filing Income Tax Returns till March 15

    The deadline to file Income Tax Returns (ITR) for financial year 2021-22 has been extended till March 15, 2022.

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:28 PM IST

    Delhi's daily Covid-19 tally up again with 21,259 new cases; 23 more die

    Delhi saw a slight rise in daily Covid-19 infections as compared to the previous day after 21,259 new cases were logged in the past 24 hours. 

    As many as 23 people succumbed to the infection.

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:07 PM IST

    Haryana bans strikes by healthcare workers for 6 months

    The Haryana government has banned strikes by healthcare workers for six months by invoking the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA), reports ANI citing state health minister Anil Vij.

  • Jan 11, 2022 04:48 PM IST

    13 MLAs are going to join Samajwadi Party: Sharad Pawar

    “13 MLAs are going to join Samajwadi Party,” says Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar after BJP leader Swami Prasad Maurya resigns from the party and joins SP.

  • Jan 11, 2022 04:00 PM IST

    People of Punjab will decide who will be the CM: Navjot Sidhu

    Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu said the decision to choose the the chief minister of the state for the upcoming polls lies with the people of the state and not the party's high command. 

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:25 PM IST

    Goa deputy CM Manohar Ajgaonkar tests positive for Covid-19

    Goa deputy chief minister Manohar Ajgaonkar has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been admitted to Manipal Hospital near Panaji.

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:27 PM IST

    Swami Prasad Maurya joins Samajwadi Party after resigning from Yogi cabinet

    Swami Prasad Maurya has joined the Samajwadi Party after resigning from the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh cabinet ahead of the state assembly polls. 

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:04 PM IST

    BJP's Swami Prasad Maurya resigns as minister

    BJP leader Swami Prasad Maurya resigns as UP minister just ahead of assembly elections in state.

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:32 PM IST

    Despite Covid surge, Congress continues ‘padayatra’ in Karnataka

    Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar and former CM Siddaramaiah continue their ‘padayatra’ in Ramanagara despite a surge in daily Covid cases.

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:04 PM IST

    India successfully test-fires BrahMos missile

    India today successfully testfired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Indian Navy destroyer INS Vishakhapatnam off the Western coast. The sea to sea variant of the missile was testfired at the maximum range and hit the target ship with pinpoint accuracy: Sources in Indian Navy

  • Jan 11, 2022 12:18 PM IST

    Special yoga classes for Covid patients: CM Arvind Kejriwal

    Delhi govt to start special yoga classes for Covid patients in home isolation, announces CM Arvind Kejriwal.

  • Jan 11, 2022 12:12 PM IST

    Only fully vaccinated allowed at Gangasagar mela: Calcutta HC

    Only those with two doses of Covid-19 vaccine and second dose certificate permitted to enter Gangasagar mela; those having negative RT-PCR report from at least 72 hours earlier will be permitted to enter; 2-member committee to monitor adherence to Covid protocols: Calcutta HC

  • Jan 11, 2022 11:12 AM IST

    All private offices in Delhi to be closed: DDMA

    All private offices in Delhi shall be closed, except those which are falling under the exempted category; work from home shall be followed. All restaurants and bars shall be closed, takeaways allowed: DDMA in its revised guidelines

  • Jan 11, 2022 10:39 AM IST

    Puducherry logs 655 new Covid-19 cases, 22 recoveries

    Puducherry reports 655 new Covid-19 cases, 0 death and 22 recoveries, active cases stand at 2355.

  • Jan 11, 2022 09:55 AM IST

    EU parliament president no more

    European Union parliament president David Sassoli has passed away: Spokesperson

  • Jan 11, 2022 09:46 AM IST

    Upper age limit for Odisha state civil services raised

    Odisha cabinet increases upper age limit for state civil services from 32 to 38 years.

  • Jan 11, 2022 09:20 AM IST

    India logs 168,063 new Covid-19 cases, 277 deaths

    India reports 168,063 new Covid-19 cases, 277 deaths and 69,959 recoveries. Total case count rises to 35,875,790.

  • Jan 11, 2022 08:30 AM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal to address important press conference

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will address a press conference on Covid-19 at 12 noon.

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:43 AM IST

    6.4 magnitude quake in Cyprus

    An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred 137km west of north Nicosia, northern Cyprus at 06:37 hours: National Center for Seismology

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:07 AM IST

    Delhi's AQI in ‘satisfactory’ category

    Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) presently at 93 (overall) in the ' Satisfactory' category: SAFAR-India

  • Jan 11, 2022 06:31 AM IST

    Ballistic missile fired by North Korea: Reports

    North Korea reportedly fires what may be a ballistic missile, the second apparent launch in less than a week after leader Kim Jong Un urged the military to make more military advances.

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:59 AM IST

    Mexico's President contracts Covid for second time

    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has tested positive for Covid-19, almost a year after contracting the illness for the first time.

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BPSC question paper leak: Four more arrests likely as probe widens

One of the persons arrested by EOU is school teacher, Krishna Mohan Singh (41), who forwarded the question paper to three others, including IAS officer Dr Ranjit Kumar. Two other recipients were student leader Dilip Kumar and a news channel, according to officials.
Principal of Kunwar Singh College and one of its lecturers are among the first four arrested in the case by the Economic Offence Unit (EOU) of Bihar Police. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
Principal of Kunwar Singh College and one of its lecturers are among the first four arrested in the case by the Economic Offence Unit (EOU) of Bihar Police. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
Published on May 17, 2022 12:07 AM IST
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Court quotes Bob Dylan while rejecting bail of ex-NSE chief

The CBI had arrested Ramkrishna on March 6, a day after her anticipatory bail application was dismissed by the court.
Chitra Ramkrishna (HT File)
Chitra Ramkrishna (HT File)
Published on May 17, 2022 12:05 AM IST
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Charanjit Singh who oversaw Gujarat family’s trafficking has fled to US: Cops

Police officers recalled that Charanjit Singh and Bharat Patel’s names figured prominently right in the initial stages of this probe as agents who were trafficking people.
Snow and vehicles are seen as RCMP officers search the area where a family of four froze to death after crossing the border from the US near Emerson, Manitoba, Canada. (Reuters File Photo)
Snow and vehicles are seen as RCMP officers search the area where a family of four froze to death after crossing the border from the US near Emerson, Manitoba, Canada. (Reuters File Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2022 12:05 AM IST
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Heat spells set to raise mortality, say experts

Heatwave spells will almost certainly increase mortality and morbidity, degrade ecosystems, lead to crop failure and loss of productivity and economic output.
Commuters use scarves to shield themselves from the heat while riding a two-wheeler in Prayagraj. (PTI)
Commuters use scarves to shield themselves from the heat while riding a two-wheeler in Prayagraj. (PTI)
Updated on May 17, 2022 12:04 AM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi

Heatwaves persist but some areas remain cooler than average

The plight of Delhi and large parts of north-west and central India is in sharp contrast with large parts of the country, which were actually cooler than historical average in the second week of May.
A group of youngsters play in a canal to beat the heat in Surat on Monday. (PTI)
A group of youngsters play in a canal to beat the heat in Surat on Monday. (PTI)
Published on May 17, 2022 12:01 AM IST
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Global wheat prices surge as India bans export

Global wheat prices leapt a record 6% on Monday following India’s decision to restrict overseas sales of the staple, exacerbating a global food crisis, trading data showed
The country’s move to ban overseas sales will worsen a global food shortage and could drive up prices even more, analysts said. (Ht File)
The country’s move to ban overseas sales will worsen a global food shortage and could drive up prices even more, analysts said. (Ht File)
Published on May 17, 2022 12:01 AM IST
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Corbevax price cut to 250 per dose for private vaccination centres

The price is inclusive of GST, and would cost end users 400 per dose, including taxes and administration charges, announced the Hyderabad-based Biological E.Ltd
A health worker inoculates a school student with a dose of ‘Corbevax’ vaccine during a vaccination drive at a school in Bangalore. (AFP)
A health worker inoculates a school student with a dose of ‘Corbevax’ vaccine during a vaccination drive at a school in Bangalore. (AFP)
Published on May 17, 2022 12:00 AM IST
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Wheat stocks in India may fall to their lowest level since ’16-17

The government has kept a window open for overseas sales should a foreign neighbouring government make a request.
India on May 13 said it was suspending exports of wheat to manage its food security which is “at risk”. (File photo)
India on May 13 said it was suspending exports of wheat to manage its food security which is “at risk”. (File photo)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:59 PM IST
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India’s Thomas Cup win: Bugle of history, chorus of the future

Our badminton people are going bananas
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Published on May 16, 2022 11:40 PM IST
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On Nepal visit, PM says ties benefit new order

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said strong ties between India and Nepal will benefit humanity in the emerging global scenario even as he called relations between the two countries unshakeable, both remarks coming during the Indian leader’s first visit to the Himalayan nation since winning the 2019 Lok Sabha elections
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Published on May 16, 2022 11:39 PM IST
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Gyanvapi: Hindu sideclaims ‘Shivling’ found

Varanasi: A local court on Monday ordered a section of the Gyanvapi Masjid complex sealed after lawyers representing Hindu petitioners claimed a “Shivling” was recovered during a controversial survey, marking a potential tipping point in the decades-old religious dispute
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Updated on May 16, 2022 11:37 PM IST
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Tripura govt announces welfare schemes hours after swearing in of new cabinet

Elaborating on the new policies to be formulated, the minister said that the state health policy is expected to develop healthcare infrastructure in primary health centres, community health centres, state, district and sub divisional hospitals.
Tripura chief minister Manik Saha with former chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb during a ceremony for MLAs to take oath as Cabinet Ministers in Agartala on Monday. (PTI PHOTO.)
Tripura chief minister Manik Saha with former chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb during a ceremony for MLAs to take oath as Cabinet Ministers in Agartala on Monday. (PTI PHOTO.)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:35 PM IST
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At its Chintan Shivir, BJP discusses strategy for Gujarat assembly elections

The Gujarat BJP meeting was attended by Union home minister Amit Shah, chief minister Bhupendra Patel, party national general secretary BL Santhosh, Gujarat BJP chief CR Paatil and about 30 senior leaders
Gujarat BJP’s Twitter handle tweeted that Union home minister Amit Shah guided the state leadership at the Chintan Shivir (Twitter/BJP4Gujarat)
Gujarat BJP’s Twitter handle tweeted that Union home minister Amit Shah guided the state leadership at the Chintan Shivir (Twitter/BJP4Gujarat)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:35 PM IST
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50°C the new normal? Heat stress takes toll

New Delhi: With parts of Delhi seeing maximum temperatures in excess of 49 degrees Celsius (°C) on Sunday, two questions are uppermost on peoples’ minds: is 50 possible; and is the climate crisis behind this? The answers, according to experts, is that 50°C is indeed possible; and that the climate crisis is likely responsible for what is happening
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Published on May 16, 2022 11:25 PM IST
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UGC writes to envoys over tie-ups with global varsities

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approached Indian Ambassadors to 63 countries seeking support to facilitate academic collaborations between universities in those respective countries with Indian ones, the body’s chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar said on Monday
New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): JNU Vice-Chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar leaves after meeting Ministry of human resource development (MHRD) secretary Amit Khare, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): JNU Vice-Chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar leaves after meeting Ministry of human resource development (MHRD) secretary Amit Khare, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:13 PM IST
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