Tsunami reaches Japan; 3-meter waves possible, says meteorological agency

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Updated on Jan 15, 2022 11:06 PM IST
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  • Jan 15, 2022 11:05 PM IST

    Tsunami reaches Japan; 3-meter waves possible: Meteorological agency

    Tsunami reaches Japan; 3-meter waves possible, says meteorological agency.

  • Jan 15, 2022 10:42 PM IST

    Religious leader Yati Narsinghanand held in hate speech case

    Religious leader Yati Narsinghanand has become the second person to be held for the Haridwar 'Dharma Sansad' hate speeches. Earlier, Waseem Rizvi was arrested.

  • Jan 15, 2022 10:03 PM IST

    Jharkhand extends Covid-related restrictions till Jan 31

    Under the existing restrictions, which are in place since January 3, educational institutions will remain closed, and bars and restaurants and other business establishments shall down their shutters after 8pm, while a maximum of 100 people will be allowed to attend events such as weddings and funerals. Read more here.

  • Jan 15, 2022 09:22 PM IST

    Farmer leaders contesting polls won't be part of SKM: Organisation leaders

    Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) leaders said on Saturday that farmer leaders contesting the upcoming Punjab assembly elections won't be part of the organisation.

  • Jan 15, 2022 08:55 PM IST

    Tsunami alert issued for Hawaii, Alaska, US Pacific Coast after large volcanic eruption near Tonga

    A Tsunami alert has been issued for Hawaii, Alaska and the US Pacific Coast after large volcanic eruption near Tonga, AFP reported.

  • Jan 15, 2022 08:21 PM IST

    Pune records 5,705 fresh Covid-19 cases and two deaths on Friday

    Pune records 5,705 fresh Covid-19 cases and two deaths on Friday. The active case count reaches 31,907.

  • Jan 15, 2022 07:36 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu logs 23,989 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths today

    Tamil Nadu on Friday reported as many as 23,989 new cases and 11 fresh deaths due to Covid-19. The active caseload of the southern state stands at 1,31,007.

  • Jan 15, 2022 07:03 PM IST

    Mumbai records 10,661 new cases and 11 deaths in 24 hours

    Mumbai on Saturday reported yet another decline in its single-day Covid-19 tally with as many as 10,661 new cases. A total of 11 deaths due to the disease were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the bulletin data by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

  • Jan 15, 2022 06:50 PM IST

    Virat Kohli steps down as India's test captain

    Virat Kohli has stepped down as Indian cricket team's test captain.

  • Jan 15, 2022 06:35 PM IST

    Normal trains operations resumed at Bengal train accident site

    Normal train operations resumed at Bengal accident site on Saturday, CPRO of Northern Railway Frontier Gurmeet Kaur said. One goods train and one passenger train - an Assam-bound Rajdhani Express have already passed the affected section, she added.

  • Jan 15, 2022 05:45 PM IST

    Delhi reports 20,718 new Covid-19 cases, 30 deaths in last 24 hours

    Delhi logs 20,718 new Covid-19 cases, 30 deaths in last 24 hours, according to health bulletin data.

  • Jan 15, 2022 05:25 PM IST

    EC bans political rallies and roadshows in poll-bound states till Jan 22

    In a fresh order, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has further banned physical rallies and roadshows for political purposes in all poll-bound states till January 22. Read more here.

  • Jan 15, 2022 04:58 PM IST

    Assam to ban unvaccinated from entry to public places starting tomorrow

    Assam chief minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that unvaccinated people will not be allowed to enter public places such as hotels and markets, among others, starting tomorrow (January 16). “There is no situation of a lockdown in Assam yet, but wearing a mask is a must,” he was quoted as saying by ANI. Read more here.

  • Jan 15, 2022 04:31 PM IST

    U'khand CM to contest polls from Khatima constituency

    Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said on Saturday that he will contest the upcoming assembly elections from the Khatima constituency. “We all are together and ready to contest polls. This time, we have given a slogan 'Abki Baar 60 Paar'. The candidates' list will be announced soon,” he told ANI.

  • Jan 15, 2022 03:44 PM IST

    West Bengal extends Covid-19 restrictions till January 31

    West Bengal has extended Covid-19 restrictions till January 31 but has permitted fairs on open grounds in a 'very restricted manner'. Read more here.

  • Jan 15, 2022 03:42 PM IST

    R-Day parade meaningless if we don't have Netaji tableau: Netaji's grandnephew

    Netaji's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose said on Saturday that in order to "really honour" Subhash Chandra Bose, "one should understand his ideology and implement it." "Today divisive politics is tearing the nation apart. The Republic Day parade will be meaningless if we don't have a Netaji tableau in it," he told ANI.

  • Jan 15, 2022 02:57 PM IST

    Bengal civic body polls deferred over Covid concerns

    The Civic body polls in West Bengal have been deferred owing to the current Covid-19 scenario, elections will now take place on February 12 instead of January 22. The counting of the voters will take place on February 15.

  • Jan 15, 2022 02:31 PM IST

    Cong releases first list of 86 candidates for Punjab Assembly elections.

    Congress releases first list of 86 candidates for Punjab Assembly elections. Chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi will contest from Chamkaur Sahib SC while party's state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will contest from Amritsar East.

  • Jan 15, 2022 02:30 PM IST

    Two, including SBI official, held from Maharashtra in bribery case

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two accused including a State bank of India (SBI) official from Maharashtra in link with a bribery case where the accused had demanded a bribe of 20,000 for processing and sanctioning of a top-up loan, ANI reported.

  • Jan 15, 2022 01:49 PM IST

    Yogi can stay back in Gorakhpur: Akhilesh Yadav takes dig at UP CM's nomination

    Akhilesh Yadav, starting his press conference in Lucknow, takes a swipe at the chief minister Yogi Adityanath and says, "Now that he is contesting Gorakhpur City seat, he can stay back in Gorakhpur".

    "SP will go to people with progressive politics, progressive manifesto," he adds.

  • Jan 15, 2022 01:34 PM IST

    Lucknow Police pastes notice outside SP office for violation of Model Code of Conduct

    Ahead of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav's press briefing today, Lucknow Police put up a notice outside SP office stating violation of Model Code of Conduct, Section 144, COVID protocols by the party yesterday, January 14.

    “I appeal to the leaders party workers to abide by EC guidelines, Covid protocols whenever they come to the office...I have also heard that a notice was also put up at our office today,” SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said.

  • Jan 15, 2022 01:22 PM IST

    UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath to contest from Gorakhpur, Dy CM Keshav Maurya from Sirathu

    Gorakhpur is a familiar political turf for chief minister Yogi Adityanath from where he was elected unopposed for 5 consecutive terms and from where he draws his other identity as head priest of Gorakhnath Mutt.

    Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to contest from Sirathu assembly segment. Read more

  • Jan 15, 2022 01:04 PM IST

    Union minister announces BJP's candidate list for UP polls, CM Yogi to contest from Gorakhpur

    “We are releasing list of candidates on 57/58 seats in first phase and 38/55 in second phase,” announces BJP leader & Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

    Chief minister Yogi Adityanath to contest from Gorakhpur seat. 

  • Jan 15, 2022 12:51 PM IST

    Study shows evidence of early community transmission of Omicron in Delhi, reports ANI

    Department of Clinical Virology at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi has found evidence of early community transmission of Omicron (B1.1.529) in the national capital.

  • Jan 15, 2022 12:13 PM IST

    Start-ups will be backbone of new India: PM Modi

    Start-ups are going to be the backbone of new India. When India completes 100 years of independence, start-ups will have an important role. Country's innovators are making the country proud globally, PM Modi said.

  • Jan 15, 2022 12:04 PM IST

    January 16 to be celebrated as 'National Start-up Day', says PM Modi

    January 16 to be celebrated as 'National Start-up Day', says Prime Minister Modi at interaction with start-ups, today.

  • Jan 15, 2022 11:52 AM IST

    Republic Day celebrations to begin from January 23 every year, reports ANI

    Republic Day Celebrations will now begin every year from 23rd January instead of 24th January to include the birth anniversary of Subash Chandra Bose, news agency ANI reported, citing government sources.

  • Jan 15, 2022 11:50 AM IST

    BSP chief Mayawati releases first list of candidates for UP assembly elections

    BSP supremo Mayavati released the first list of candidates for UP assembly election. She also released 17th edition of parties blue book on her 66th birthday at BSP party office in Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India on Saturday.

  • Jan 15, 2022 11:13 AM IST

    Akhilesh Yadav doesn't want Dalits, just the vote bank: Bhim Army chief

    After all the discussions, in the end, I felt that Akhilesh Yadav does not want Dalits in this alliance, he just wants Dalit vote bank. He humiliated the people of Bahujan Samaj, I tried for 1 month 3 days but the alliance could not happen, said Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad.

  • Jan 15, 2022 09:42 AM IST

    India reports 268,833 new Covid cases, 402 deaths in last 24 hours; active caseload over 14 lakh

    India on Saturday reported 268,833 fresh Covid-19 cases and 402 deaths in last 24 hours, taking the active caseload to 14,17,820. The cumulative total for infections stand at 36,850,962, the Union health ministry stated.

    There are a total of 6,041 confirmed cases of Omicron.

     

  • Jan 15, 2022 08:52 AM IST

    J&K admin extends Covid-19 restrictions, weekend curfew

    Restrictions imposed in Jammu & Kashmir shall continue to remain in force till further orders. There shall be complete restriction on non-essential movement during weekends; night curfew to remain in force from 9 pm-6 am with complete restriction on non-essential movement, it said.

  • Jan 15, 2022 08:31 AM IST

    Watch: Jallikattu competition underway in Tamil Nadu

  • Jan 15, 2022 07:27 AM IST

    PM Modi to interact with startups today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with startups today at 10:30 am via video conferencing; startups to make presentations before PM on six themes including Growing from Roots; Nudging the DNA; From Local to Global etc.

  • Jan 15, 2022 06:51 AM IST

    Chief of Army Staff Gen Naravane extends greetings on Army Day

    Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane conveys felicitations and warm wishes to All Ranks of the Indian Army, veterans and their Families on the occasion of 74th Army Day.

  • Jan 15, 2022 06:38 AM IST

    People visit Sabarimala temple for Makaravilakku festival

  • Jan 15, 2022 06:08 AM IST

    Intel agencies suspect Russia's ground invasion of Ukraine in next 30 days: White House

    Intelligence agencies monitoring Russian cyber operations against Ukraine believe Russia’s pattern of activity could signal a ground invasion of Ukraine within the next 30 days, the White House said on Friday.

  • Jan 15, 2022 06:05 AM IST

    Media reports on  ‘significant undercount’ of Covid-19 deaths ‘baseless, misleading’, says Centre

    The central government on Friday refuted media reports alleging a "significant undercount" of COVID-19 deaths in the first two waves in India, saying that these are baseless, misleading and ill-informed.

    "It is clarified that such media reports are fallacious and ill-informed. They are not based on facts and are mischievous in nature. India has a very robust system of birth and death reporting which is based on a Statute and is carried out regularly from the Gram Panchayat level to the District-level and State level. The whole exercise is carried out under the overall oversight of the Registrar General of India (RGI)," the ministry of health and family welfare said.

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Mandaviya to hold Covid review meeting today with southern states, UTs

  • The state health ministers from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands are expected to attend the meeting.
Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya holds a meeting regarding preparedness for the third wave of Covid-19. (ANI)
Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya holds a meeting regarding preparedness for the third wave of Covid-19. (ANI)
Published on Jan 28, 2022 06:19 AM IST
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Breaking news: 94% Covid samples in Kerala found Omicron positive

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Updated on Jan 28, 2022 08:17 AM IST
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China hands over missing teen

Miram Taron, who went missing nine days ago, was on Thursday handed over to the Indian Army by China’s Peoples’ Liberation Army.
Miram Taron, hailing from Zido village in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, went missing from near the border with China on January 18 during a hunting trip. It was alleged that he was abducted by China’s Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) from inside the Indian territory. (TWITTER/@tapirgao)
Miram Taron, hailing from Zido village in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, went missing from near the border with China on January 18 during a hunting trip. It was alleged that he was abducted by China’s Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) from inside the Indian territory. (TWITTER/@tapirgao)
Published on Jan 28, 2022 03:12 AM IST
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Marital rape case: Can’t fold hands and just sit back, says Delhi HC

A bench of justices Rajiv Shakdher and Hari Shankar made this remark during an ongoing hearing on a batch of petitions seeking to decriminalise marital rape.
In India, marital rape is not defined in any statute or law. However, rights activists want it to be made a criminal offence.
In India, marital rape is not defined in any statute or law. However, rights activists want it to be made a criminal offence.
Published on Jan 28, 2022 02:43 AM IST
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‘Petty issues’: Conrad Sangma responds to criticism over Covid-19 protocol breach

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma said he had been “extremely responsible” over the last few days and had not violated the Covid protocol.
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma unfurled the National Flag at his official residence on the occasion of Republic Day before going for the state-level Republic Day event (Twitter/SangmaConrad)
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma unfurled the National Flag at his official residence on the occasion of Republic Day before going for the state-level Republic Day event (Twitter/SangmaConrad)
Updated on Jan 28, 2022 02:45 AM IST
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SC asks Centre, state for Tihar reforms deadline

On August 26 last year, the Supreme Court directed the Delhi Police commissioner to investigate the role of Tihar jail officials for allegedly colluding with former Unitech promoters Sanjay and Ajay Chandra to help them carry out their illegal activities from within the jail.
Delhi's Tihar Jail (File Photo/HT)
Delhi's Tihar Jail (File Photo/HT)
Published on Jan 28, 2022 02:14 AM IST
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Will closely work with India to handle ongoing border tension: China

The Chinese defence ministry said the border problem with India is a bilateral matter and both the countries oppose interference from a 'third party.'
Indian and Chinese troops disengage from the banks of Pangong lake area in Eastern Ladakh on February 16, 2021. (PTI)
Indian and Chinese troops disengage from the banks of Pangong lake area in Eastern Ladakh on February 16, 2021. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 28, 2022 04:35 AM IST
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Lok Sabha secretariat launches app for ease of use, access to proceedings

The app is available in both android and IOS platform and carries nearly all major content of the interlinked portal of Indian Parliament.
The Digital Sansad app is a brainchild of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla who has sought to make parliamentary proceedings more accessible to people. (ANI)
The Digital Sansad app is a brainchild of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla who has sought to make parliamentary proceedings more accessible to people. (ANI)
Published on Jan 28, 2022 01:10 AM IST
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Govt, Oppn begin preparation for Budget session

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will chair a meeting of the party's parliamentary strategy group on Friday to will decide the broad plans for the session.
The Budget session, slotted in two halves between January 31 and April 8, assumes significance coming in the backdrop of the elections in five states. (HT PHOTO)
The Budget session, slotted in two halves between January 31 and April 8, assumes significance coming in the backdrop of the elections in five states. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 28, 2022 01:04 AM IST
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India-Central Asia cooperation key to regional stability: PM Modi

The virtual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – which lasted about 90 minutes – reflected the growing engagement with Central Asia.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a virtual meeting with leaders of central Asian countries, in New Delhi, on Thursday. (AP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a virtual meeting with leaders of central Asian countries, in New Delhi, on Thursday. (AP)
Published on Jan 28, 2022 01:00 AM IST
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Kerala high court acquits two in 2006 twin blasts case

Nazeer, once a reported protégé of jailed Muslim cleric Abdul Nassar Madani, later fell out with him and joined the Lakshar-e-Taiba and was the self-styled south Indian commander of the terror outfit. Allegedly involved in many cases, he was arrested from a village along the India-Bangladesh border in 2009.
The Kerala high court found that some of the corroborative evidences against accused were not strong and the prosecution failed to substantiate crime against them. (HT Archives)
The Kerala high court found that some of the corroborative evidences against accused were not strong and the prosecution failed to substantiate crime against them. (HT Archives)
Published on Jan 28, 2022 12:59 AM IST
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Omicron detected in 94% Covid cases in Kerala: Minister

Kerala reported 51,739 fresh Covid cases on Thursday with a test positivity rate of 44.6 per cent after 116,003 samples were tested.
The state also reported 11 deaths and added 57 previous undocumented deaths, taking total fatalities to 52,434. (HT Archives)
The state also reported 11 deaths and added 57 previous undocumented deaths, taking total fatalities to 52,434. (HT Archives)
Published on Jan 28, 2022 12:56 AM IST
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Kerala high court defers actor Dileep’s bail plea till Feb 2, gives protection from arrest

The single bench of Justice P S Gopianthan ordered the crime branch that he should not be arrested till then and asked officials to submit details of the three-days of questioning of the actor and other accused.
The other accused in the case are Dileep’s brother P Anoop, his brother-in-law T N Sooraj, his friends Baiju Chengamanad and K Appu. (HT Archives)
The other accused in the case are Dileep’s brother P Anoop, his brother-in-law T N Sooraj, his friends Baiju Chengamanad and K Appu. (HT Archives)
Published on Jan 28, 2022 12:54 AM IST
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Visakhapatnam Steel Plant: 1 year on, privatisation makes no headway

It was on January 27 last year that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave an in-principle approval for 100 per cent strategic disinvestment of government of India shareholding in the RINL along with management control by way of privatisation.
The prime reason cited by the Centre for privatisation of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant was the huge loss it was incurring over the years. (PTI)
The prime reason cited by the Centre for privatisation of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant was the huge loss it was incurring over the years. (PTI)
Published on Jan 28, 2022 12:52 AM IST
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Actor Vijay’s fans plan to contest urban local body polls

The development comes a day after the state election commission on Wednesday announced that polls to the urban local bodies across Tamil Nadu will be held in a single phase on February 19.
Vijay, who enjoys a tremendous following in the state, has been hinting at his entry into politics for a decade now. (HT Archives)
Vijay, who enjoys a tremendous following in the state, has been hinting at his entry into politics for a decade now. (HT Archives)
Published on Jan 28, 2022 12:50 AM IST
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