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Updated on Jan 16, 2022 10:30 PM IST
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  • Jan 16, 2022 10:30 PM IST

    Punjab logs 7,396 new cases, 13 deaths; positivity rate at 20.76%

  • Jan 16, 2022 10:20 PM IST

    Noted thespian Saoli Mitra passes away in Kolkata

    Noted thespian Saoli Mitra has died in Kolkata. Her family made the news public at night after cremation as she wished. Mitra was the daughter of legendary theatre artistes Shambhu Mitra and Tripti Mitra, and also the recipient of the Sangeet Natak and Padma Shree awards.

  • Jan 16, 2022 09:43 PM IST

    West Bengal records 14,938 new Covid-19 cases, active cases rise to 160,305

  • Jan 16, 2022 09:24 PM IST

    Delhi records 18,286 new Covid cases, active case count dip to 89,818

  • Jan 16, 2022 08:45 PM IST

    Goa: Former Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco quits TMC

    Goa: Former Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco has resigned from the primary membership of the Trinamool Congress Party: Mahua Moitra, Lok Sabha MP and AITC Goa in-charge

    Lourenco resigned from Congress and joined TMC on December 21

  • Jan 16, 2022 08:07 PM IST

    Cop, civilian injured in grenade attack on security forces in Srinagar

    Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorists lobbed a grenade on security forces in the Saraf Kadal area of Old Srinagar city. A cop and a civilian were left injured in the attack, more details are awaited.

  • Jan 16, 2022 07:23 PM IST

    Punjab BJP urges EC to postpone February 14 assembly polls

  • Jan 16, 2022 07:16 PM IST

    Mumbai reports 7,895 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths

  • Jan 16, 2022 06:47 PM IST

    Chandigarh reports 1,358 new Covid-19 cases, positivity rate at 22.49% 

  • Jan 16, 2022 06:22 PM IST

    Mumbai: International passengers from UAE now exempted from 7-day home quarantine, RT-PCR on arrival

    Maharashtra | International passengers arriving from UAE including Dubai in Mumbai are now exempted from compulsorily 7-day home quarantine, RT-PCR on arrival: BMC

  • Jan 16, 2022 05:39 PM IST

    Religious leader Yati Narsinghanand sent to 14-day judicial custody

    Haridwar Court sent religious leader Yati Narsinghanand to 14-day judicial custody in the 'Dharm Sansad' hate speech case: Haridwar Police

  • Jan 16, 2022 05:19 PM IST

    Punjab CM Channi's brother says will fight as independent from Bassi Pathana seat

    Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi's brother Manohar Singh, who was eyeing a Congress ticket from Bassi Pathana assembly seat, on Sunday said he will contest as an independent from the constituency after the ruling party fielded its sitting legislator. In its first list of 86 candidates, Congress on Saturday gave the ticket to party MLA Gurpreet Singh GP from Bassi Pathana (SC) seat.

  • Jan 16, 2022 04:48 PM IST

    Mamata urges PM Modi to include tableau of freedom fighters from Bengal in Republic Day parade

  • Jan 16, 2022 03:55 PM IST

    India not only manufactured vaccines but also vaccinated large part of population in short time: Health minister

    "As a result of country's solidarity & PM Modi's commitment during #COVID19, India not only manufactured vaccines but also vaccinated large part of population in short time," tweeted Union health minister Mansukh Madaviya.

  • Jan 16, 2022 03:03 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu: Schools for all classes shut, exams postponed in view of Covid-19 surge

    Schools have been declared shut in Tamil Nadu for all classes, due to an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state. The exams which were supposed to be held on January 19 are now postponed: Tamil Nadu govt

  • Jan 16, 2022 03:02 PM IST

    ‘The world is amazed’: Health minister on India completing 1 year of vaccine drive

    “Today is an important day for us as we've completed one year of vaccine drive,” said Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya. “The world is amazed by our vaccination drive; over 156 crore doses have been administered. 93 per cent of people above 18 years of age are vaccinated with the first dose of the vaccine and 70 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.” 

  • Jan 16, 2022 02:33 PM IST

    Australian Open 2022: Djokovic 'disappointed' with losing deportation appeal

    Djokovic released a statement shortly after three Federal Court judges unanimously upheld a decision made on Friday by Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to cancel the 34-year-old Serb’s visa on public interest grounds because he is not vaccinated for Covid-19. Read More

  • Jan 16, 2022 01:41 PM IST

    ‘Yogi ate khichdi for votes,’ SP chief Akhilesh Yadav hits out at UP CM

    Taking a dig at Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath eating lunch at a Dalit's household in Gorakhpur on Makar Sankranti on January 14, Akhilesh said: “You all must have seen he ate Khichdi with so much disinterest. He must be remembering, oh we forgot to send shampoo, soap (for the family to have a wash beforehand)… He ate khichidi for votes.”

  • Jan 16, 2022 01:21 PM IST

    Former UP minister Dara Singh Chauhan joins Samajwadi Party in presence of party chief Akhilesh Yadav

    Former UP minister Dara Singh Chauhan joins Samajwadi Party in the presence of SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav, in Lucknow.

    “I welcome Dara Singh Chauhan and his supporters who have come along large numbers,” Yadav said.

  • Jan 16, 2022 01:09 PM IST

    UP assembly polls: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel participates in door-to-door campaign in Noida

  • Jan 16, 2022 12:37 PM IST

    Novak Djokovic loses legal fight, to be deported from Australia

    Novak Djokovic’s hopes of playing at the Australian Open were dashed Sunday after a court dismissed the top-ranked tennis star’s appeal against a deportation order. Read more

  • Jan 16, 2022 12:29 PM IST

    Uttar Pradesh shuts schools, colleges till Jan 23 due to Covid surge

    Uttar Pradesh has extended Covid-19 restrictions and closed all schools, colleges and educational institutions till January 23 in view of the rising infections.

  • Jan 16, 2022 11:50 AM IST

    North Korea train makes 1st crossing to China for since lockdown

    North Korea train makes first crossing into China since border lockdown, reports Reuters.

  • Jan 16, 2022 11:03 AM IST

    Mansukh Mandaviya hails India's vaccination drive as “most successful in the world”

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya hails India's vaccination drive as "the most successful in the world," as the country completes one year of nationwide vaccination drive.

    India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 156.76 crore. More than 66 lakh vaccine doses have been administered in the last 24 hours.

  • Jan 16, 2022 10:12 AM IST

    Telangana extends vacation for all educational institutions till January 30

    Chief Secretary, Telangana told news agency ANI, “It has been decided to extend the vacation of all educational institutions in Telangana till January 30, 2022.”

  • Jan 16, 2022 09:21 AM IST

    All Texas synagogue hostages out 'alive and safe', says Guv Greg Abbott

    All Texas synagogue hostages are out 'alive and safe', says governor Greg Abbott.

  • Jan 16, 2022 09:12 AM IST

    India reports another surge with 2,71,202 new Covid infections, active cases up by 1,32,557

    India's Covid-19 tally continued its upward trend with 2,71,202 new cases on Sunday. Active cases rose by 1,32,557, while 314 new deaths were accounted.

  • Jan 16, 2022 08:46 AM IST

    Tsunami threat from Tonga volcano eruption has ‘passed’, reports AFP

    Tsunami threat from Tonga volcano eruption has 'passed', reports news agency AFP.

  • Jan 16, 2022 06:54 AM IST

    Delhi AQI slips to ‘very poor’ category again

    Delhi's air quality remains in the 'very poor' category, with overall AQI at 301 as per the data provided by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)-India.

  • Jan 16, 2022 06:12 AM IST

    One hostage released uninjured in Dallas area synagogue, say police

    "A hostage was released uninjured," said the Colleyville police department in a statement. Four people were held hostage in Dallas-area synagogue by a man demanding the release of convicted Pakistan scientist Aafia Siddiqui.

  • Jan 16, 2022 05:51 AM IST

    81 police personnel in Mumbai, 31 in Pune test positive for COVID-19 in last 24 hours

    As many as 81 Mumbai policemen tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, informed police on Saturday. With this, the tally of positive police personnel rose to 1,312 in the city.

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Skipped PM-led key event, Nitish now calls meeting of JD(U) MPs, MLAs on Tuesday

Updated on Aug 07, 2022 10:07 PM IST
  • The development comes hours a senior leader of JD(U) said no member from the party would join the Union council of ministers, even as he denied any rift with the BJP.
File photo of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
File photo of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
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Telangana governor visits IIIT Basar, hears out students' grievances

Updated on Aug 07, 2022 09:56 PM IST
Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan went around the hostels, mess, library and other facilities on the campus and took note of the prevailing conditions there, a release from the Raj Bhavan said.
The Telangana governor held interactions with the students personally and in groups with the administration and patiently listened to their woes.(Twitter/@SumwayP)
The Telangana governor held interactions with the students personally and in groups with the administration and patiently listened to their woes.(Twitter/@SumwayP)
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Elephant poaching in Odisha at all-time high after 13 cases of unnatural deaths emerge

Published on Aug 07, 2022 09:46 PM IST
The poaching of the two tuskers is among the 13 cases of unnatural deaths of elephants in Odisha forests in the last 2 months making it the biggest casualty of the pachyderms in a short span in more than a decade
Last week, senior Congress MLA Santosh Singh Saluja alleged in the state Assembly that a total of 245 wild elephants have died of unnatural causes in Odisha in last three years of which half could be due to poaching. (AP FILE PHOTO.)
Last week, senior Congress MLA Santosh Singh Saluja alleged in the state Assembly that a total of 245 wild elephants have died of unnatural causes in Odisha in last three years of which half could be due to poaching. (AP FILE PHOTO.)
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At NITI Aayog meet, Jagan Reddy spells out priorities for Andhra

Published on Aug 07, 2022 09:13 PM IST
The Andhra Pradesh CM said his government had established 10,778 Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBKs) to provide one-stop solution to all agricultural needs of farmers such as supply of seeds, pesticides and fertilisers, besides procurement of agricultural produce
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy at the 7th Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre, in New Delhi on Sunday. (PTI PHOTO.)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy at the 7th Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre, in New Delhi on Sunday. (PTI PHOTO.)

Sex-racket probe: Cops say arrested Meghalaya BJP leader ‘not revealing info’

Published on Aug 07, 2022 09:03 PM IST
  • Marak said the racket and the weapons were a setup and a political vendetta against him by chief minister Conrad K Sangma. The Meghalaya CM has denied the charge.
A large amount of explosives and crossbows were also seized from the farmhouse of Bernard N Marak.((Facebook) )
A large amount of explosives and crossbows were also seized from the farmhouse of Bernard N Marak.((Facebook) )

Daily brief: Nirbhaya’s mother blasts Rajasthan CM over rape law remark

Updated on Aug 07, 2022 08:54 PM IST
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Asha Devi, Nirbhaya's mother, said that Ashok Gehlot’s comment reflected the Rajasthan chief minister's “mentality of supporting culprits”.(File photo)
Asha Devi, Nirbhaya's mother, said that Ashok Gehlot’s comment reflected the Rajasthan chief minister's “mentality of supporting culprits”.(File photo)
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‘Mentality of backing culprits’: Asha Devi blasts Gehlot over rape law remark

Updated on Aug 07, 2022 08:58 PM IST
  • Asha Devi said Gehlot’s comment reflected the chief minister's “mentality of supporting culprits”.
Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi.(ANI)
Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi.(ANI)
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MP: Six leopards enter Kuno National Park's soft enclosure meant for cheetahs

Updated on Aug 07, 2022 08:22 PM IST
Cheetahs went extinct in India in 1952 and the reintroduction project is now in its final stages with a few big cats set to be housed in KNP after being brought in from the southern parts of Africa.
Madhya Pradesh is home to 3,421 leopards, the highest in the country, followed by 1,783 in Karnataka, as per the Union Environment Ministry's 'Status of Leopards in India 2018' report.(AFP)
Madhya Pradesh is home to 3,421 leopards, the highest in the country, followed by 1,783 in Karnataka, as per the Union Environment Ministry's 'Status of Leopards in India 2018' report.(AFP)
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To RCP Singh’s sinking ship remark, JDU leader cites steps taken by Nitish Kumar

Published on Aug 07, 2022 07:48 PM IST
  • RCP Singh quit the party on Saturday, hours after the party sought an explanation from him over allegations of corruption levelled by some unidentified workers.
JD(U) national president Rajiv Ranjan Singh.(ANI)
JD(U) national president Rajiv Ranjan Singh.(ANI)
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

India undergoing historic change under leadership of PM Modi: Lekhi in Melbourne

Updated on Aug 07, 2022 07:46 PM IST
Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi was speaking at ‘Vishwa Sadbhavana’ event organised by the NID Foundation in Melbourne where she unveiled two books on PM Modi.
Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi speaking at the Melbourne chapter of the ‘Vishwa Sadbhavana’ event.
Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi speaking at the Melbourne chapter of the ‘Vishwa Sadbhavana’ event.
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Arpita Mukherjee built garden on garage that blocks fire shelter at Kolkata high-rise

Published on Aug 07, 2022 07:43 PM IST
The apartments at Diamond City South are registered in the names of two companies of which Mukherjee and her brother-in-law, Kalyan Dhar, are recorded as directors
Diamond City South residents said the car sheds were set up by the builders, the Diamond Group, and sold to the apartment owners. The builder claimed that no illegal structure was set up during construction of the complex around a decade ago. (HT PHOTO.)
Diamond City South residents said the car sheds were set up by the builders, the Diamond Group, and sold to the apartment owners. The builder claimed that no illegal structure was set up during construction of the complex around a decade ago. (HT PHOTO.)

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 launched at Rs. 1.50 lakhs

Published on Aug 07, 2022 06:54 PM IST
  • The Hunter 350 is currently one of the most affordable Royal Enfield that is on sale.

GST officials arrest fraudsters misappropriating ITC

Published on Aug 07, 2022 06:43 PM IST
The tax authorities are using data analytics and artificial intelligence to check tax evasion and nab the culprits
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) authority has arrested one person in Delhi and three partners of a company in Bhiwandi last week to unearth evasions worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>52 crore and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>78 crore in two separate cases. (HT PHOTO.)
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) authority has arrested one person in Delhi and three partners of a company in Bhiwandi last week to unearth evasions worth 52 crore and 78 crore in two separate cases. (HT PHOTO.)

‘ILU-ILU of BJP-Congress…’: Arvind Kejriwal makes a prediction for Gujarat

Published on Aug 07, 2022 06:29 PM IST
  • Kejriwal also came up with a slew of promises that ranged from free electricity to improved healthcare if his party is elected to power in the state.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal receives a warm welcome upon his arrival at Jamnagar airport on Saturday.&nbsp;(ANI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal receives a warm welcome upon his arrival at Jamnagar airport on Saturday. (ANI)
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NIA arrests Jamia engineering student for collecting funds for ISIS

Updated on Aug 07, 2022 06:18 PM IST
The federal anti-terror probe agency registered a case on this ISIS module on June 25. Earlier, on July 31, the agency carried out searches at 13 premises of suspects in six states
The National Investigation Agency has arrested a second-year electrical engineering student of Jamia Millia Islamia University for being an active member of the Islamic State and collecting funds for the terror outfit in New Delhi. (HT PHOTO.)
The National Investigation Agency has arrested a second-year electrical engineering student of Jamia Millia Islamia University for being an active member of the Islamic State and collecting funds for the terror outfit in New Delhi. (HT PHOTO.)
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