Breaking: Punjab logs 7,396 new Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths; positivity rate at 20.76%

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.


IT department conducts searches at Lenovo's Bengaluru office, Puducherry factory

Published on Sep 28, 2023 12:54 AM IST

“We are co-operating with the authorities and will provide all possible support required,” the Chinese PC maker told news agency Reuters.

A Lenovo ultrabook and a tablet are displayed during a news conference in Hong Kong. (Reuters photo)
Reuters |

Khalistani Bhaggu Brar, son of Pak-based Rode, funding terror with impunity

Indian intelligence reports reveal extensive Pakistani links to pro-Khalistani terror activities, implicating individuals in Canada.

Pro-Khalistani elements protest in front of the Indian Consulate in Toronto, Canada.(File photo / AFP)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 11:01 PM IST

IISc Bangalore tops 91 Indian universities in Times World Rankings 2024. List

List includes IISc, Anna University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Mahatma Gandhi University, Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, and others.

 Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, which has secured the top spot for the first time since 2017.(File Photo)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 10:37 PM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

‘Couldn’t open email’: Gujarat prison on why man with bail spent 3 yrs in jail

The Gujarat high court ordered the government to pay ₹1 lakh in compensation to the convict “for his illegal incarceration in the jail for almost three years”

Prison authorities told the Gujarat high court that they received the email but “they were unable to open the attachment”, the bail order
Published on Sep 27, 2023 10:13 PM IST

Punjab may reduce farm fires by 50% this winter. What Centre's panel says

According to govt data, five districts -- Sangrur, Bathinda, Firozpur, Muktasar and Moga -- accounted for around 44% of total fire counts in Punjab last year.

Punjab aims to completely eliminate stubble burning in six districts.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 09:15 PM IST

Odisha shopkeeper who refused to return 3 change told to pay 25,000 fine

In an ex-parte order, the Sambalpur District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum said the shopkeeper will be liable to pay 9% interes

The shopkeeper was told to return <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3 and pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25,000 compensation for mental agony and harassment (File)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 09:02 PM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

AFSPA to continue in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland for another 6 months

The government has issued two separate notifications, the decisions have been taken after a review of the law-and-order situation in both states.

AFSPA gives armed forces the power to maintain public order in “disturbed areas”
Published on Sep 27, 2023 08:21 PM IST

‘Dominance of US is changing…Washington is adjusting to new world’: Jaishankar

EAM Jaishankar made observations on how the dominance of US and its relative power is changing giving way for redistrubution of power.

Union foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.(AP)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 08:04 PM IST

Part of Manipur problem due to migrants: S Jaishankar

Foreign minister Jaishankar said those writing reports criticising India’s human rights record had “strong biases” and distorted facts

Indian foreign minister S Jaishankar. (Reuters)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 07:45 PM IST

7 Nagaland cops dismissed in state police crackdown against drug traffickers

Seven police personnel have been sacked in Nagaland as part of a crackdown on drug peddling and abuse. The state police are adopting a "reform or perish" approach and encouraging officers with drug or alcohol problems to come forward for treatment. Of the 43 police personnel facing action, seven have been dismissed, two demoted and compulsorily retired, and 14 issued penalties. The state police have seized drugs worth ₹25 crore ($3.5 million) between June and August.

The Nagaland police has initiated action against 43 police personnel including seven who have already been dismissed from service (X/rupin1992)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 07:40 PM IST
ByAlice Yhoshü

Law Commission finalises report on lowering age of consent to 16, online FIR

The Law Commission of India met on Wednesday to finalise its report on several issues, including simultaneous polls, minimum age of consent, and online FIR.

Ritu Raj Awasthi, Chairperson of the Law Commission of India.
Published on Sep 27, 2023 07:26 PM IST
By | Reported by Saptarishi Das

SC clears hurdle for refund to Supertech twin tower homebuyers in Noida

The court said, “We direct the Union Bank to take steps within 10 days to ensure an amount of ₹15,51,678 is released to Supertech for compliance with our order of July 17”

Supreme Court of India. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 07:12 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

The role of the Church in Kerala’s politics

Bishops carry considerable clout and their views affect the preferences of the community. This explains the BJP's interest in wooing senior Church officials.

Arunthakal Church, Alaphuza (Kerala Tourism)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 07:05 PM IST

Evening brief: Manipur declared ‘disturbed area’, and all the latest news

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

Manipur has been in the throes of clashes since May 3, killing at least 168 people. (REUTERS)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 06:48 PM IST

Firefighting robots, underwater swarm drones in navy’s tech push

Swavlamban 2023, the second such seminar being organised by the navy, will be held at Bharat Mandapam on October 4-5

Navy vice chief Vice Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh said the Swavlamban initiative has gained critical mass and is gathering continuous momentum (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 06:37 PM IST
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