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Updated on Jan 14, 2022 10:29 PM IST
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  • Jan 14, 2022 10:29 PM IST

    Bengal BJP wants municipality elections deferred by a month, cites Covid surge

    The BJP's West Bengal unit wrote to the State Election Commissioner (SEC) demanding for the municipality elections to be postponed by a month due to the rising Covid-19 cases in the state, reports ANI. 

  • Jan 14, 2022 10:21 PM IST

    ‘Jallikattu’  in Tamil Nadu: 1 dead, total 80 injured after bull taming competition, reports ANI

    Health officials in Tamil Nadu said that one person lost his life and in total, 80 people were injured following the ‘Jallikattu’  competition – a popular bull taming sport – in Avaniyapuram area of Madurai district, reports ANI. The injured included 38 bull tamers, 24 bull owners, and 18 spectators.

  • Jan 14, 2022 09:18 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 238 new Omicron cases, tally reaches 1,605

    Maharashtra reported 238 new cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, taking the state's tally so far to 1,605. Also 859 people have been discharged so far. 

    Pune City added 197 cases while 32 were from Pimpri-Chinchwad and three each from Pune Rural and Navi Mumbai. Two cases were from Mumbai and one was from Akola.

  • Jan 14, 2022 09:15 PM IST

    Maharashtra sees over 43,000 new Covid-19 cases, 19 deaths in 24 hrs

    Maharashtra logged 43,211 new Covid-19 cases and 19 deaths as the state's total caseload reached 7,124,278 and the death toll climbed to 141,756. 

  • Jan 14, 2022 09:10 PM IST

    Indian Railways redesignates ‘Guard’ post as ‘Train Manager’

    Indian Railways redesignated the post of "Guard" as "Train Manager" with immediate effect.

  • Jan 14, 2022 08:47 PM IST

    Uttarakhand polls: ‘Almost all names finalised’ says Cong's Harish Rawat

    Congress leader Harish Rawat said that discussion was held on 70 seats and almost all names were finalised for the state assembly elections, reports ANI. “Tomorrow we'll present the names before Central Election Committee (CEC),” he said. 

  • Jan 14, 2022 07:58 PM IST

    NATO to sign enhanced cyber cooperation with Ukraine

    NATO to sign deal on enhanced cyber cooperation with Ukraine after cyberattack, reports AFP. 

  • Jan 14, 2022 07:43 PM IST

    Karnataka sees 28,723 new Covid-19 cases, 14 deaths; over 20,121 cases in Bengaluru Urban

    Karnataka logged 28,723 new Covid-19 cases and 14 deaths in the last 24 hours and of the new cases 20,121 were reported from Bengaluru Urban district.

    The daily positivity rate in the state stood at 12.98% and the active caseload reached 141,337.

  • Jan 14, 2022 07:22 PM IST

    Daily Covid-19 tally, active caseload drop in Mumbai: 11,317 new cases, 9 deaths in last 24 hrs

    The daily Covid-19 tally in Mumbai saw a slight dip after 11,317 people tested positive on the day. Also nine more people succumbed to the illness. The active caseload also declined and was recorded at 84,352.

  • Jan 14, 2022 06:57 PM IST

    IAF Chopper crash: ‘Unexpected change in weather’ likely cause of accident, initial probe finds

    The preliminary findings from the Tri-Services Court of Inquiry into the Mi-17 V5 accident on 08 Dec 21, in which CDS General Bipin Rawat and few others were killed, has ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as a cause of the accident. 

    Further, the probe also found, the crash was a result of entry into clouds due to unexpected change in weather conditions in the valley. This led to spatial disorientation of the pilot resulting in Controlled Flight into Terrain.

  • Jan 14, 2022 06:46 PM IST

    ‘Ensure free, fair, transparent, safe elections’: ECI to poll observers

    The Election Commission of India (ECI) briefed the observers deployed for the upcoming state assembly elections in Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, reports ANI.

    “Officers drawn from IAS, IPS, IRS and other account services are deployed as General, Police & Expenditure Observers. CEC Sushil Chandra directed all 3 Observers to work in coordination with Enforcement Agencies and ensure the conduct of free, fair, transparent and safe elections,” the ECI said. 

  • Jan 14, 2022 06:28 PM IST

    Delhi reports 24,383 new Covid-19 cases, 34 deaths in last 24 hours

    With 24,383 new Covid-19 cases and 34 deaths in the last 24 hours, the total caseload in Delhi reached 1,670,966 and the death toll climbed to 25,305. 

    The active caseload jumps to 92,273. 

  • Jan 14, 2022 05:26 PM IST

    Mild, asymptomatic Covid patients eligible for home isolation: Health ministry

    The Union health ministry said that Covid-19 with mild symptoms or asymptomatic are eligible for home isolation while those above 60 years of age and those with comorbidities will be allowed home isolation after medical evaluation.  

  • Jan 14, 2022 04:58 PM IST

    Kerala suspends offline teaching for up to class 9 due to Covid surge

    Following the surge in Covid-19 cases in Kerala , the state government suspended offline classes for up to class 9, reports ANI citing the Chief Minister's Office (CMO). 

  • Jan 14, 2022 04:55 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari approves draft notification to mandate 6 airbags in vehicles carrying upto 8 passengers

    “In order to enhance the safety of the occupants in motor vehicles carrying upto 8 passengers, I have now approved a Draft GSR Notification to make a minimum of 6 Airbags compulsory,” Union minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted. 

  • Jan 14, 2022 04:21 PM IST

    Australia agrees to delay Djokovic's deportation, reports AFP

    Australia agreed to delay Novak Djokovic's deportation, reports news agency AFP citing his lawyer. 

  • Jan 14, 2022 03:48 PM IST

    ‘Bulli Bai’ app case: Court sentences 2 accused to 14-day judicial custody

    Shweta Singh and Mayank, accused in the ‘Bulli Bai’ app case, have been sent to a 14-day judicial custody by court, reports ANI citing Mayank's lawyer Sandeep Sherkhane.

  • Jan 14, 2022 03:47 PM IST

    ‘Bulli Bai’ app case: Mumbai police say accused Shweta Singh produced before court

    'Bulli Bai' app case accused Shweta Singh's and Mayank's Police custody ends. Shweta was produced before the court while Mayank could not be due to testing positive for Covid-19, the Mumbai Police said, reports ANI. 

  • Jan 14, 2022 03:27 PM IST

    PM Modi to meet with startups on Jan 15

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet with startups virtually on January 15 (Saturday) at 10.30am, reports ANI citing the PMO. 

    The startup will make presentations before the PM on six themes including Growing from Roots; Nudging the DNA; From Local to Global.

  • Jan 14, 2022 03:25 PM IST

    5 identified of 9 dead, 5 lakh ex-gratia given to families: Indian Railways 

    The Indian Railways said that five out of the nine people dead in the Bikaner-Guwahati train mishap have been identified and their families were given 5 lakh each, reports ANI. 

    “We have also given 1 lakh each to the 10 grievously injured persons and 25,000 each given to 26 minor injured,” said Rajiv Jain, ADG PR, Indian Railways.

  • Jan 14, 2022 02:47 PM IST

    Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia says BJP using NCPCR to stop AAP's ‘Desh ka Mentor’ program 

    Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that the BJP does not want Aam Aadmi Party's 'Desh ka Mentor' program to continue, reports ANI.

    "So they used NCPCR to stop this program on a complaint by a BJP worker from Chhattisgarh, who said it is a "threat" to a child's safety," he said.

  • Jan 14, 2022 01:54 PM IST

    Delhi alert: IED recovered from unattended bag in Ghazipur Flower Market

    An IED was found in the bag, NSG experts will verify and tell what kind of explosive materials are there in it, confirms Joint commissioner of police (eastern range) Sagar Preet Hooda.

  • Jan 14, 2022 01:51 PM IST

    Swami Prasad Maurya, Dharm Singh Saini, other rebel BJP MLAs join SP in presence of Akhilesh Yadav

    UP minister Swami Prasad Maurya, rebel BJP MLAs Dharm Singh Saini and others join Samajwadi Party in presence of Akhilesh Yadav.

  • Jan 14, 2022 01:22 PM IST

    All schools in Madhya Pradesh to remain closed for students till Jan 31, announces CM Chouhan

    All government and private schools will remain closed for students of classes 1-12 between Jan 15 and Jan 31. All political and religious gatherings and fairs will be banned. No ban on Makar Sankranti 'snan', announced Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

  • Jan 14, 2022 12:52 PM IST

    Ukraine claims massive cyber attack on govt websites, reports AFP

    Ukraine reports massive cyber attack on government websites.

  • Jan 14, 2022 12:50 PM IST

    High alert in Delhi: Bomb disposal squad rushed to Ghazipur flower market

    Delhi Police rushes bomb disposal squad to Ghazipur Flower Market in East Delhi after the recovery of an unattended bag. Fire engines also sent to the site, police said.

  • Jan 14, 2022 12:33 PM IST

    Australia revokes Novak Djokovic's visa again

    Australia has cancelled Djokovic visa for second time, announced country's immigration minister.

  • Jan 14, 2022 12:17 PM IST

    Budget session for FY22 to be held from January 31 to April 8

  • Jan 14, 2022 12:04 PM IST

    Hong Kong airport bans transit flights from over 150 countries, reports AFP

    Hong Kong airport bans transit flights from over 150 countries.

  • Jan 14, 2022 11:58 AM IST

    ‘Big let down,’ says Sister Lucy as Kerala court acquits Bishop Franco in nun rape case

    “Big let down,” said Sister Lucy Kalapura who was expelled from the congregation for supporting the victim.

  • Jan 14, 2022 11:28 AM IST

    North Korea fires ‘unidentified projectile’, says S Korea military

    North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into the sea off its east coast on Friday, South Korea's military said, as reported by news agency AFP.

  • Jan 14, 2022 11:21 AM IST

    Deposed bishop Franco Mullakal gets clean chit in nun rape case

    “Lord is supreme. Truth prevailed,” says Mullakal after coming out of the court. 

    The verdict was announced by Additional Sessions judge G Gopakumar. Jalandhar Diocese released a statement thanking all those who stood with the bishop. Initial reports suggest lack of scientific evidence led to his acquittal. Read more

  • Jan 14, 2022 10:56 AM IST

    Additional police outside Kottayam sessions court ahead of nun rape case verdict

  • Jan 14, 2022 10:21 AM IST

    DCGI's SEC to review Covishield, Covaxin full market approval today

    DCGI's Subject Expert Committee to review applications of Bharat Biotech and SII for full market approval to Covaxin and Covishield today, news agency ANI reported quoting sources.

  • Jan 14, 2022 09:43 AM IST

    11 skulls, 54 bones of fetuses found in biogas plant in Maharashtra hospital

    Eleven skulls and 54 bones of fetuses were found in biogas plant of a private hospital in Arvi, Wardha during the investigation of a separate case of illegal abortion. Hospital director Rekha Kadam and one of her associates were arrested, said sub-Inspector Jyotsna Giri in Wardha, Maharahstra.

  • Jan 14, 2022 09:36 AM IST

    'Congress-ruled states don't pay attention to law & order,' says Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar

    “The reason why such incidents keep happening in Congress-ruled states is that they don't pay much attention to law and order. If parties will think about their personal benefits, they'll always fail to keep the public safe,” says Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Alwar rape.

  • Jan 14, 2022 08:46 AM IST

    At least 9 dead in Bengal train accident, reports ANI

    Death toll in Bikaner-Guwahati Express mishap has risen to 9. Rescue operation is over. 36 injured were admitted to different hospitals. Passengers were sent to Guwahati by special train, said Union Minister John Barla, as quoted by ANI.

  • Jan 14, 2022 07:46 AM IST

    Dense fog engulfs national capital

  • Jan 14, 2022 06:25 AM IST

    6 killed as Bikaner-Guwahati train derails in West Bengal, says railways division

    Six people lost their lives after 12 coaches of the Bikaner-Guwahati Express (15633) derailed in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Thursday, stated Chief Public Relations Officer, Northeast Frontier Railway.

  • Jan 14, 2022 05:44 AM IST

    Kejriwal to flag off 100 low-floor CNG buses in Delhi today

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will flag off 100 modern and environment friendly AC low-floor CNG buses on Friday from Rajghat cluster bus depot, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said.

    These will be state-of-the-art buses equipped with modern facilities like panic button, GPS among others. The minister said that these low-floor buses will have features of bus kneeling with ramp for differently abled people.

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ED raids on Channi’s nephew were politically motivated: Congress to EC

A Congress delegation on Thursday met CEC Sushil Chandra to register a complaint against the “politically motivated” raids conducted by the ED on a relative of Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi ahead of the assembly elections.
The ED on Wednesday said that it seized <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 crore in cash from the premises of Bhupinder Singh, the nephew of Channi, triggering criticism from the Congress. (ANI)
The ED on Wednesday said that it seized 10 crore in cash from the premises of Bhupinder Singh, the nephew of Channi, triggering criticism from the Congress. (ANI)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 12:37 AM IST
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As cases plateau, Delhi to wait before easing Covid curbs

Strict restrictions on activities and movement of people are in place in Delhi since Covid cases began rising at the beginning of the month, with all leisure and discretionary activities like eating out and going to the cinema banned
At the Commonwealth Games Covid Care Centre in Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
At the Commonwealth Games Covid Care Centre in Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 12:35 AM IST
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Bengaluru reports highest single day spike in Covid cases; decision to restrictions on Friday

As many as 29 Covid-19 deaths were reported in the state on Thursday, with Bengaluru Urban recording 8 deaths. The death toll in the state so far has risen to 38,515
A health worker collects asample for Covid-19 testing in Bengaluru on Thursday (PTI)
A health worker collects asample for Covid-19 testing in Bengaluru on Thursday (PTI)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 12:35 AM IST
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Centre looks to build brand around National War Memorial

The defence ministry has sought the help of the information and broadcasting ministry for the elaborate branding of the National War Memorial, officials said.
The government has started work on an overarching plan to take the National War Memorial to the people through a large-scale branding exercise. (ANI)
The government has started work on an overarching plan to take the National War Memorial to the people through a large-scale branding exercise. (ANI)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 12:33 AM IST
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ByRahul Singh and Sunetra Choudhury, New Delhi

Punjab leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira got financial benefits from drug traffickers: ED charge sheet

The charge sheet states that between 2014 and 2020, Khaira spent over 6.5 crore on himself and family members. His income during this period was less than 3 crore, but expenses were in excess of 3.5 crore
ED has found that Sukhpal Singh Khaira made substantial cash deposits in his and his family members’ bank accounts over the years, which he could not satisfactorily explain during interrogation. (HT File photo)
ED has found that Sukhpal Singh Khaira made substantial cash deposits in his and his family members’ bank accounts over the years, which he could not satisfactorily explain during interrogation. (HT File photo)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 12:30 AM IST
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ByNeeraj Chauhan

Andhra woman beheads husband, surrenders with head in bag: Police

Hyderabad A 50-year-old woman beheaded her 53-year-old husband and walked into the Renigunta police station with the severed head to surrender before the police in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district on Thursday, police said
Andhra woman beheads husband, surrenders with head in bag: Police
Andhra woman beheads husband, surrenders with head in bag: Police
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 12:28 AM IST
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UP elections: Mulayam’s one more kin, face of Congress’s women drive join BJP

UP elections: Former Samajwadi Party MLA Pramod Gupta, relative of the party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and Priyanka Maurya, the face of Congress’ ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ poster in Uttar Pradesh, joined the BJP on Thursday.
Former Samajwadi Party MLA Pramod Gupta and former Congress leader Priyanka Maurya joined BJP on Thursday. (ANI)
Former Samajwadi Party MLA Pramod Gupta and former Congress leader Priyanka Maurya joined BJP on Thursday. (ANI)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 12:28 AM IST
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Quota not against merit: Supreme Court in order on NEET reservation

The detailed order came following the court’s decision on January 7 that counselling for Neet-PG courses would include 27% reservation for OBCs and 10% for economically weaker section (EWS) among the AIQ seats in medical/dental seats
The Supreme Court said an open competitive exam may ensure formal equality where everyone has an equal opportunity to participate. (Archive)
The Supreme Court said an open competitive exam may ensure formal equality where everyone has an equal opportunity to participate. (Archive)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 12:37 AM IST
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ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

UP elections: Akhilesh to make his debut in state polls from Mainpuri

UP elections: SP chief Akhilesh Yadav will contest the Uttar Pradesh election from Karhal constituency in Mainpuri district.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference over his party's election manifesto at the party office, in Lucknow on Thursday. He is likely to contest from Mainpuri in the February polls. (ANI)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference over his party's election manifesto at the party office, in Lucknow on Thursday. He is likely to contest from Mainpuri in the February polls. (ANI)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 12:24 AM IST
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Use of biomass pellets to generate power picks up in Delhi-NCR

This comes after the power ministry on October 8 last year notified a policy mandating all coal-fired power plants to use biomass pellets as at least 5% of fuel mix (with coal) to generate electricity
Use of biomass pellets to generate power picks up in Delhi-NCR
Use of biomass pellets to generate power picks up in Delhi-NCR
Published on Jan 21, 2022 12:23 AM IST
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In Bastar, a fear that school shutdowns help Maoist recruitment

In the last of its five part series on the pandemic, school shutdowns and its effects on India’s children, HT travelled to Bastar to find that not only could this mean the usual learning loss, or problems with the lack of connectivity, but a deeper, more worrying malaise. Children being back in their inaccessible villages for over a year and a half, means they are more susceptible to Maoist recruitment.
Students at the government school in Bhairamgarh. (HT PHOTO)
Students at the government school in Bhairamgarh. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 12:22 AM IST
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Calcutta HC bans use of loudspeaker near Suvendu Adhikari’s house after 8 pm

The court also directed that the CRPF personnel deployed for the security of Adhikari and the state police will decide how CCTVs would be installed in and around his ancestral home in East Midnapore
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, who enjoys ‘Z’ category security cover, had filed a petition last week, saying security cameras installed by the state police point at his residence and violate his privacy. (PTI)
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, who enjoys ‘Z’ category security cover, had filed a petition last week, saying security cameras installed by the state police point at his residence and violate his privacy. (PTI)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 12:20 AM IST
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Cold spell expected in northwest India from Jan 24: IMD

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday another cold spell is expected to affect northwest India from January 24 onwards because of back-to-back western disturbances that brought widespread rainfall to the northern plains and snowfall to the hills
Agartala: People warm themselves around a small fire on a cold winter morning, in Agartala, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_20_2022_000026B) (PTI)
Agartala: People warm themselves around a small fire on a cold winter morning, in Agartala, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_20_2022_000026B) (PTI)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 12:19 AM IST
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Next 25 years key to lost glory, says Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday kicked off the celebrations marking 75 years of India’s Independence by stressing on the need to create a system free of discrimination and a society that stands on the foundation of equality and social justice
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Published on Jan 21, 2022 12:17 AM IST
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India successfully test fires new BrahMos variant

According to a defence ministry statement, this variant of the missile was equipped with more indigenous technologies than the previous ones.
The new variant of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile successfully test-fired from Chandipur on Thursday (PTI)
The new variant of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile successfully test-fired from Chandipur on Thursday (PTI)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 12:16 AM IST
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