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  • Jan 17, 2022 10:51 PM IST

    Haryana reports 9,204 new Covid-19 cases, active caseload at 54,814

    Haryana saw 9,204 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours and the death toll stood at 10,116, reports ANI. The active caseload stood at 54,814.

  • Jan 17, 2022 10:31 PM IST

    UAE condemns ‘heinous Houthi attack’ after 3 killed in suspected drone strike

    UAE condemned the “heinous Houthi attack” after three people were killed in  a suspected drone strike, reports AFP. 

  • Jan 17, 2022 09:53 PM IST

    No alliance in Goa yet, will contest Manipur polls with Congress: NCP's Nawab Malik

    Nationalist Congress Party leader Nawab Malik said that his party couldn't form a pre-poll alliance with the Congress in Goa due to “some local leaders,” reports ANI. 

    “Tomorrow, our general secretary and a minister will visit Goa to talk about the alliance. We will contest the Manipur polls in alliance with Congress,” he said.

  • Jan 17, 2022 08:51 PM IST

    India emerged as the world's largest pharma producer: PM Modi in address at WEF Davos Agenda

    "During Covid, we witnessed how India walked the vision of 'One Earth, One Health' and provided medicines and vaccines to several countries, saving numerous lives.

    Today, India has become the pharmacy to the world - the third largest producer," PM Modi said in his address at the World Economic Forum, Davos. 

  • Jan 17, 2022 08:43 PM IST

    India gives entire world ‘a bouquet of hope’, says PM Modi in address to World Economic Forum

    "Today, India is facing another Covid wave and is moving forward financially with positive mood.

    In just 1 year, India has administered nearly 160 crore Covid vaccine doses. A democracy such as India has given the entire world a bouquet of hope," Modi said. 

  • Jan 17, 2022 08:25 PM IST

    Karnataka logs 27,156 new Covid-19 cases, 14 deaths 

    Karnataka saw 27,156 new Covid-19 cases and 14 related deaths as the total caseload reached 3,247,243 and the death toll climbed to 38,445. The active caseload stood at 217,297.

  • Jan 17, 2022 08:02 PM IST

    West Bengal eases Covid curbs, gyms allowed to operate at 50%

    Gyms have been allowed to operate at 50% upto 9pm and Jatras have been allowed also until 9pm with 50% capacity at outdoor venues and 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is lower, in case of indoor venues. 

    The state also allowed outdoor shootings for films and TV programmes following Covid protocols. 

  • Jan 17, 2022 07:54 PM IST

    Manipur sees 32 new Omicron Covid-19 cases

    Manipur reported 32 new Omicron Covid-19 cases and the state's tally went up to 39, news agency ANI reported.

  • Jan 17, 2022 07:40 PM IST

    Mumbai sees 5,956 new Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths 

    With 5,956 new Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths, Mumbai's total caseload reached 1,005,818 and the death toll climbed to 16,469. 

  • Jan 17, 2022 06:55 PM IST

    Uttar Pradesh logs 15,622 new Covid-19 cases, 9 deaths

    Uttar Pradesh logged 15,622 new Covid-19 cases and nine more deaths, reports PTI. 

  • Jan 17, 2022 06:05 PM IST

    With 12,527 new cases, Delhi records 31.4% drop in daily Covid-19 tally; tests down to 44,762

    Delhi reported 12,527 new Covid-19 cases and 24 deaths as the city's total caseload reached 1,722,497 and the death toll climbed to 25,387.

  • Jan 17, 2022 06:02 PM IST

    ‘Will deeply hurt sentiments, patriotic feelings’: TN CM Stalin to Modi on rejection of Republic Day tableau

    Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin wrote to PM Modi after the state's tableau was excluded from the Republic Day parade, seeking his intervention.  

  • Jan 17, 2022 04:38 PM IST

    India may begin vaccinating 12-14-year-olds from March, says Covid-19 task force head Dr NK Arora

  • Jan 17, 2022 04:26 PM IST

    Karnataka CM chairs meet with state health minister, senior officials to review Covid-19 situation

  • Jan 17, 2022 03:23 PM IST

    Goa shuts Raj Bhavan to public until Jan 23 due to Covid-19 surge

    Goa Raj Bhavan has been closed for visitors for one week until January 23, due to rising Covid-19 cases in the state, reports ANI.

  • Jan 17, 2022 03:18 PM IST

    ‘No serious symptoms among Covid-19 cases in Indore, most under home isolation’: Official

    Indore chief medical health officer BS Setia said that no serious symptoms were found among Covid-19 cases in the city and majority of them were under home isolation, reports ANI. 

    There were 1890 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday and the active caseload stood at 10,313. 

    “153 patients are hospitalized, 12 cases with comorbidities needed ICU & 28 needed oxygen-beds,” he said. 

  • Jan 17, 2022 02:26 PM IST

    EC postpones Punjab assembly election, voting to take place on Feb 20

    Election Commission has decided to reschedule the Punjab assembly elections in the following manner:

    1. Date of Notification: 25th January 2022 (Tuesday)

    2. Last date of Nomination: 1st February 2022 (Tuesday)

    3. Date of Scrutiny: 2nd February 2022 (Wednesday)

    4. Date of Withdrawal: 4th February 2022 (Friday)

    5. Date of Poll: 20th February 2022 (Sunday).

  • Jan 17, 2022 01:47 PM IST

    UP assembly polls: Akhilesh calls for ‘Ann Sankalp’, promises MSP, interest-free loans, loans and pensions for farmers

    "As we just took Ann Sankalp, prompted by farmers issues, we announced that on forming the government, MSP will be implemented on all crops and will clear all dues to cane farmers within 15 days...And for this if we need to constitute Farmers' Revolving Fund, then we will form it to ensure timely payments to farmers," Akhilesh Yadav said.

    “Also the SP government will make provision for interest-free loans, insurance, and pension for farmers,” he added, noting that these promises will be added in SP's manifesto along with the already promised free power to farmers for irrigation.

  • Jan 17, 2022 01:37 PM IST

    ECI allows authorised media persons to cast votes through postal ballots

  • Jan 17, 2022 01:36 PM IST

    ‘BJP campaigning door-to-door for 5 days,’ says Chhattisgarh CM Bhagel, fumes over FIR for alleged poll violation

    “Why was the FIR only against me? How will election campaign happen like this? Why was there no FIR against BJP's election campaign in Amroha? EC's biasness is visible at the beginning itself… The election commission should give a demo on how to do election campaigning. We will do it exactly like that. BJP has been campaigning door-to-door for 5 days in Amroha, why are there no actions on that? I campaigned only y'day. EC should be fair,” Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Bhagel lashes out at Election Commission over alleged poll violation.

  • Jan 17, 2022 12:33 PM IST

    AAP to announce name of Punjab CM candidate tomorrow at 12 noon, says Arvind Kejriwal

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal said that the name of Punjab CM candidate will be announced tomorrow at 12pm.

  • Jan 17, 2022 11:46 AM IST

    100% Delhi population vaccinated with 1st dose, 80% with both shots: Satyendar Jain

    Delhi to report around 14,000-15,000 cases today, much less than yesterday. Around 2.85 crore doses have been administered in Delhi; 100 per cent eligible population inoculated with 1st dose, 80 per cent with 2nd dose, and 1.28 lakh people received precautionary dose, says Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain.

  • Jan 17, 2022 11:07 AM IST

    PM Modi condoles Padma Shri Shanti Devi's death, says ‘ will be remembered as voice for the poor’

    “Shanti Devi Ji will be remembered as a voice of the poor and underprivileged. She worked selflessly to remove suffering and create a healthier as well as just society. Pained by her demise. My thoughts are with her family and countless admirers. Om Shanti,” tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    A social worker and Padma Shri awardee, Shanti Devi passed away on Sunday night at her residence in Gunupur, Rayagada district of Odisha.

  • Jan 17, 2022 10:12 AM IST

    Will work for Congress, form govt in Uttarakhand: Expelled BJP minister Harak Singh Rawat

    "Congress Party will form government in Uttarakhand. I will work for Congress party," said the expelled Uttarakhand BJP Minister Harak Singh Rawat, speaking to news agency ANI.

  • Jan 17, 2022 09:08 AM IST

    India's Covid-19 tally drops slightly with 258,089 cases, deaths up by 385

    India registered a slight drop in daily Covid-19 tally. A total of 258,089 fresh cases recorded today, while the death count rises marginally with 385 fatalities. Active cases stand at over 1.65 million.

  • Jan 17, 2022 08:43 AM IST

    Massive fire at cloth factory in Bhiwandi, property worth crores gutted in blaze

    Property worth crores gutted in a massive fire that broke out in a closed cloth factory last night in Kazi compound, Bhiwandi. Cause behind fire not yet clear; fire brigades reached the spot at earliest. No casualties reported yet, said Thane Municipal Corporation.

  • Jan 17, 2022 08:42 AM IST

    UK police arrest 2 teenagers in South Manchester in connection with Texas synagogue attack, reports AFP

    UK police arrest two teenagers in South Manchester over Texas synagogue attack.

  • Jan 17, 2022 06:58 AM IST

    Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj dies at 83, announces relative

    Legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passed away, news agency ANI reported citing a relative. It is being said that he had a massive heart attack. He was 83.

  • Jan 17, 2022 06:41 AM IST

    Two teenagers held in connection with Texas synagogue attack

    Officers of UK's Counter Terrorism Policing have made two arrests in relation to the Texas synagogue attack. Two teenagers were detained in South Manchester on Sunday evening, the police said.

  • Jan 17, 2022 05:38 AM IST

    BJP's final list of candidates for Goa polls to be announced on January 19

    Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who arrived at the Goa airport early on Monday after meeting BJP leaders in the national capital said that the final list of candidates for the assembly elections will be announced on January 19.

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RSS leader Ram Madhav calls for checks to ensure tech doesn’t control humans

Madhav said “no religion is against technology” but India will need “original thinking” to overcome challenges posed by the new kind of disruptive transformation that is going to happen in the next few years
Ram Madhav. (HT PHOTO)
Ram Madhav. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 23, 2022 08:30 AM IST
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‘Waah...’: PM Modi impressed as Japanese kid speaks in Hindi in Tokyo

Prime Minister Modi is in Tokyo where he will attend the Quad summit and hold bilateral meets with US President Joe Biden, Japanese premier Fumio Kishida and the newly sworn in Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Japanese student Wizuki in Tokyo,(Twitter/ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Japanese student Wizuki in Tokyo,(Twitter/ANI)
Published on May 23, 2022 08:08 AM IST
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Watch: 'Modi, Modi', 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' chants - PM gets warm welcome in Japan

Amid chants of "Har Har Modi", "Modi Modi", "Vande Mataram" and "Bharat Mata ki Jai'', the Prime Minister greeted the India diaspora with folded hands.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a warm welcome from the Indian community in Tokyo, on May 23, 2022.(Screengrab)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a warm welcome from the Indian community in Tokyo, on May 23, 2022.(Screengrab)
Updated on May 23, 2022 07:48 AM IST
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BJP ended ‘culture of corruption’ in N-E: Shah

  • Addressing a public rally in Namsai district, the minister also took pot shots at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, asking him to “discard Italian glasses” and see recent developments in India.
Home minister Amit Shah visits Golden Pagoda in Namsai. PTI
Home minister Amit Shah visits Golden Pagoda in Namsai. PTI
Published on May 23, 2022 06:13 AM IST
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PM in Japan for Quad summit, will meet business leaders on day 1: 10 points 

Quad summit: PM Modi is set to attend the summit, two months after leaders of four nations met virtually. 
PM Modi is received by the Japanese delegation at the airport in Tokyo. (Image courtesy: Twitter.com/narendramodi)
PM Modi is received by the Japanese delegation at the airport in Tokyo. (Image courtesy: Twitter.com/narendramodi)
Published on May 23, 2022 06:10 AM IST
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BREAKING: Delhi-NCR hit by strong winds, heavy rain; airlines expect delays

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Updated on May 23, 2022 07:29 AM IST
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PM Modi arrives in Japan for Quad Leaders’ Summit

  • Modi left for Japan on Sunday evening primarily to attend the second in-person summit of the Quad leaders on May 24.
PM Modi is recived by the Japanese delgation at the airport in Tokyo. (Image courtesy: Twitter.com/narendramodi)
PM Modi is recived by the Japanese delgation at the airport in Tokyo. (Image courtesy: Twitter.com/narendramodi)
Updated on May 23, 2022 05:31 AM IST
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Repeat of Nagaon-like attack unlikely: Assam CM Sarma

After preliminary investigation in the Saturday’s incident in central Assam’s Nagaon district hinted at involvement of some migrants who had allegedly encroached on government land, at least five houses were demolished by the district authorities on Sunday.
File photo of Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI)
File photo of Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI)
Published on May 23, 2022 12:59 AM IST
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IMD planning early heatwave alerts

In a comment piece in the journal ‘Nature India’ that was published Saturday, IMD director general M Mohapatra and IIT-D scientists R K Jenamani and S K Dash wrote that improving early warning lead time will help save more lives and will assist local administration to take better heat-action measures.
New Delhi: A man drinks water to quench his thirst on a hot summer day, in New Delhi, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)(PTI05_17_2022_000187B) (PTI)
New Delhi: A man drinks water to quench his thirst on a hot summer day, in New Delhi, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)(PTI05_17_2022_000187B) (PTI)
Published on May 23, 2022 12:52 AM IST
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Man held for raping woman tenant in city on gunpoint: Police

The 46-year-old accused is a native of Bihar and lives with his family in Shanthi Nagar locality in Central Bengaluru.
A case was registered in Ashok Nagar police station on Saturday. (Representational photo)
A case was registered in Ashok Nagar police station on Saturday. (Representational photo)
Published on May 23, 2022 12:32 AM IST
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Indo-Pacific strategy bound to fail: China

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi made the remarks as President Joe Biden arrived in Japan on Sunday to launch a plan for greater US economic engagement in the Indo-Pacific and attend a summit of the leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, comprising India, Japan and Australia, besides the US
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi (REUTERS)
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi (REUTERS)
Updated on May 23, 2022 12:46 AM IST
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Neemuch attack accused says was drunk, trying to find out where Jain lived

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker Dinesh Kushwaha was arrested on Saturday after a video clip of him slapping 65-year-old Bhanwarlal Jain and demanding his Aadhaar card surfaced on social media
Neemuch superintendent of police, Suraj Verma, said on Sunday that Kushwaha had confessed to the assault
Neemuch superintendent of police, Suraj Verma, said on Sunday that Kushwaha had confessed to the assault
Published on May 23, 2022 12:30 AM IST
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Health ministry may take up Covid-19 deaths count with WHO at Davos

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya, who is in Geneva along with some of his cabinet colleagues to attend WEF, could take up the contentious issue regarding WHO’s recent claim
File photo of Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya.(PTI)
File photo of Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya.(PTI)
Updated on May 23, 2022 07:51 AM IST
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Varanasi district court to take up hearing in Gyanvapi case today

A district court in Varanasi is set to take up hearings in the Shringar Gauri-Gyanvapi masjid case on Monday.
This picture taken on May 19, 2022 shows a view of the Gyanvapi Mosque after its survey by a commission in Varanasi. (Photo by Sanjay KANOJIA / AFP) (AFP)
This picture taken on May 19, 2022 shows a view of the Gyanvapi Mosque after its survey by a commission in Varanasi. (Photo by Sanjay KANOJIA / AFP) (AFP)
Updated on May 23, 2022 12:54 AM IST
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Police launch hunt for YSRCP legislator in driver’s murder case

The police, who rushed to Subrahmanyam’s residence, shifted the body to the Kakinada government hospital for post-mortem, but his wife Aparna refused to give consent, alleging that the MLC be arrested and a murder case be booked against him.
Kakinada SP Ravindranath Babu said the police had registered a case under Section 302 (murder) against Ananta Babu, the prime accused in the murder case, apart from under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, as the deceased belonged to a Dalit community. (HT Archives)
Kakinada SP Ravindranath Babu said the police had registered a case under Section 302 (murder) against Ananta Babu, the prime accused in the murder case, apart from under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, as the deceased belonged to a Dalit community. (HT Archives)
Published on May 23, 2022 12:20 AM IST
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