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  • Jan 18, 2022 11:09 PM IST

    Delhi govt to deploy senior nursing officers as nodal officers in private hospitals

    Delhi government will deploy its senior nursing officers as nodal officers in private hospitals to monitor the management of Covid-19 patients and vaccination, reports ANI. 

  • Jan 18, 2022 09:18 PM IST

    3 sailors killed in explosion onboard INS Ranvir at Mumbai’s Naval Dockyard

    Three sailors died and several others were injured in a blast that occurred onboard Indian Navy destroyer INS Ranvir, in Mumbai harbour.

  • Jan 18, 2022 08:25 PM IST

    Maharashtra logs 39,207 Covid-19 cases, 53 deaths in last 24 hours

    Maharashtra saw 39,207 new Covid-19 cases and 53 deaths in the last 24 hours, higher than 31,111 cases and 24 fatalities reported a day before. 

    The total caseload in the state reached 7,282,128 and the death toll mounted to 141,885.

     

  • Jan 18, 2022 08:14 PM IST

    TN's tableau, rejected from R-Day parade, to be displayed at Chennai: CM Stalin

    Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin said that the state's tableau which was excluded from the Republic Day parade this year will be displayed at Chennai and other major cities of the state for the public. 

  • Jan 18, 2022 08:12 PM IST

    Ensure 15 to 18 age group jabbed with Covaxin: Bharat Biotech tells healthcare workers 

    Bharat Biotech, makers of the Covaxin Covid-19 vaccine, have asked healthcare workers to ensure that beneficiaries 15 and 18 years of age are administered only their shot, which has been approved.

  • Jan 18, 2022 07:19 PM IST

    Mumbai’s daily Covid cases rise marginally to 6149; city sees 7 more deaths

    Mumbai saw a slight spike in its daily Covid tally with 6,149 new cases which took the total caseload to 1,011,967. Also, seven more people died on the day and the death toll mounted to 16,476. 

  • Jan 18, 2022 06:49 PM IST

    Delhi's daily Covid cases fall to 11,684

    The national capital continued a downward trend it its daily Covid-19 tally with 11,684 infections reported in the last 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 17,34,181.  

  • Jan 18, 2022 06:17 PM IST

    Kerala sees 28,481 new Covid-19 cases, 39 deaths

    Kerala reported 28,481 new Covid-19 cases and 39 related deaths. The state's active caseload stood at 142,512, reports ANI. 

    On the day, 83 total deaths were added as per the new guidelines of the central government and the death toll reached 51,026.

  • Jan 18, 2022 06:16 PM IST

    UP assembly polls: BJP releases names of 2 more candidates

    The BJP has relased the names of two more candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. 

    Chhatrapal Gangwar will contest from the Baheri legislative constituencey and Bahoranlal Maurya from Bhojipura.

  • Jan 18, 2022 05:59 PM IST

    Delhi shopkeepers protest odd-even rule to check Covid surge

    Shopkeepers in Delhi protested against the odd-even rule implemented in the city to check the surge in Covid-19 cases. They demanded the government for allowing them to run their businesses on the weekends citing economic loss due to the pandemic.

  • Jan 18, 2022 05:55 PM IST

    SP MLA Nahid Hasan's bail plea dismissed

    A fast track court in Kairana rejected the bail plea of Samajwadi Party MLA and its candidate from the Kairana assembly constituency Nahid Hasan, reports ANI. 

  • Jan 18, 2022 05:50 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee to visit UP on Feb 8, to meet Akhilesh Yadav: SP's Kiranmoy Nanda

    Samajwadi Party vice president Kiranmoy Nanda said that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is slated to visit Uttar Pradesh on February 8 and will meet with Akhilesh Yadav for a virtual press conference to be held in Lucknow and Varanasi, reports ANI. 

    “TMC and Mamata Banerjee don't want to contest in UP. All seats will be given to Akhilesh Yadav,” he said. 

  • Jan 18, 2022 05:39 PM IST

    Russia demands US' response on security demands before proceeding with Ukraine talks

    Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow wanted answers from the US on sweeping security demands before continuing Ukraine talks, reports AFP. 

  • Jan 18, 2022 05:32 PM IST

    ‘Fraud of the Congress, for the Congress, by the Congress’: FM on Devas-Antrix issue

    Responding to questions regarding the Devas-Antrix issue, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that it was a “fraud of the Congress, for the Congress and by the Congress”. 

  • Jan 18, 2022 05:00 PM IST

    'GoI didn't appoint arbitrator when Devas went to international arbitration': Nirmala Sitharaman

    Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that when Devas went for international arbitration, the then Government of India did not appoint an arbitrator, even after it was reminded to appoint one within 21 days. 

  • Jan 18, 2022 04:52 PM IST

    WATCH | FM Nirmala Sitharaman addresses media on SC order on Antrix-Devas case

    Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the media on the Supreme Court's recent judgement about the Antrix-Devas deal.

  • Jan 18, 2022 04:49 PM IST

    FM Nirmala Sitharaman talks about SC judgement on Antrix-Devas case, calls it ‘fraud deal’

    Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed a press conference and spoke about the Supreme Court verdict on the Antrix-Devas case. 

    “UPA got cancelled this deal in 2011. It was a fraud deal,” she said.

  • Jan 18, 2022 04:24 PM IST

    Centre asks states, UTs to ramp up Covid testing in strategic manner

    The Union health ministry has raised concerns about a decline in Covid-19 testing in many states and Union territories and has asked for the testing be enhanced. 

    “Increase the testing in a strategic manner keeping in view the trend of case positivity in specific geographies within in your States/UTs,” the ministry said.

  • Jan 18, 2022 04:18 PM IST

    India offers $500 million credit line to Sri Lanka for purchase of petroleum products

    India offered credit line of $500 million to Sri Lanka for the purchase of petroleum products. The support from India followed discussions between external affairs minister S Jaishankar and Sri Lankan finance minister Basil Rajapaksa, the Indian high commission in Colombo said. 

  • Jan 18, 2022 04:01 PM IST

    AAP to announce Goa CM candidate on Jan 19 in Panaji

    Aam Aadmi Party's national convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will announce the party's chief minister candidate for the upcoming Goa assembly polls in a press conference in Panaji on January 19, reports ANI. 

  • Jan 18, 2022 03:38 PM IST

    PMLA court rejects former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh’s bail plea in alleged money laundering case

    A Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Court rejected the bail plea of former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh.

    Deshmukh argued that, though the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a charge-sheet against him, the court had not taken cognisance of it and so he should be granted default bail.

  • Jan 18, 2022 03:24 PM IST

    Congress releases 3rd list of candidates for Goa polls

    Congress released its third list of candidates for the upcoming state assembly elections in Goa. Michael Lobo, who recently quit the BJP and joined the Congress has been given the Calangute seat.

  • Jan 18, 2022 02:59 PM IST

    ‘We will win by 2/3rd margin’: AAP's Punjab CM candidate Mann

    Aam Aadmi Party's CM candidate for the upcoming Punjab polls Bhagwant Mann said that his party will win with two-thirds majority, reports ANI. 

    “Have to deal with several problems in Punjab. Focus will be on providing jobs to youth. 'Mafia raj' will be abolished. I belong to a middle-class family, never thought of reaching here. Will win seats by 2/3 margin,” he said. 

  • Jan 18, 2022 02:42 PM IST

    Rajnath Singh's writes to TN CM Stalin on exclusion of tableau in R-Day parade

    Union defence minister Rajnath Singh wrote to Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin, replying to the CM's letter regarding the exclusion of the state's tableau from the Republic Day parade this year. 

    Click here to read more

  • Jan 18, 2022 02:14 PM IST

    Kerala reports 63 new Omicron cases, state tally reaches 591

    63 more Omicron confirmed in Kerala today, taking the case tally to 591. Of 591 cases, 401 persons arrived from 'low-risk' countries, 101 persons from 'high-risk' countries, 70 persons were contacts of patients and 19 reached from other States, announced Kerala health minister's office.

  • Jan 18, 2022 02:12 PM IST

    Akhilesh Yadav promises free electricity up to 300 units to domestic users

    Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday announced a major subsidy scheme and promised up to 300 units of electricity free to domestic consumers in Uttar Pradesh if voted to power. Read more

  • Jan 18, 2022 12:42 PM IST

    3% voters named Navjot Sidhu as Punjab CM face of AAP, says Kejriwal

    Making the announcement, Kejriwal said that 3 per cent of respondents also named Navjot Sidhu as the CM face of AAP in Punjab.

  • Jan 18, 2022 12:18 PM IST

    Bhagwant Mann to be AAP's CM candidate for Punjab assembly elections, announces Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal announces Bhagwant Mann as AAP's chief ministerial candidate for Punjab assembly elections.

    "21 lakh plus responses received. Besides Mann, LOP Harpal Cheema, State in-charge Jarnail Singh and co-incharge Raghav Chadha present. "Wherever I went, everyone asked me dulha kaun hoga. We decided to ask 3 crore people of Punjab," says Kejriwal.

  • Jan 18, 2022 12:17 PM IST

    WATCH: Arvind Kejriwal set to announce AAP CM candidate for Punjab

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal addresses press conference to announce the party's chief minister candidate for Punjab.

  • Jan 18, 2022 11:28 AM IST

    PM Modi interacts with BJP workers in Varanasi ahead of UP polls

    PM Modi begins interaction with BJP workers of his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi. Modi asks about poll atmosphere in Kashi.

  • Jan 18, 2022 11:02 AM IST

    Noted cartoonist Narayan Debnath, Padma Shri awardee, dies at 98

    Prominent cartoonist Narayan Debnath, who received the prestigious Padma Shri in 2021, died at the age of 98 in Kolkata on Tuesday. 

  • Jan 18, 2022 10:33 AM IST

    India's cumulative Covid-19 vaccination exceeds 158.04 crore

    The Union health ministry said on Tuesday that the total number of vaccinations in India against Covid-19 have exceeded 158.04 crore, adding, nearly 80 lakh doses were administered to eligible beneficiaries in the last 24 hours. 

  • Jan 18, 2022 10:20 AM IST

    ED conducts multi raids in Punjab, residence of CM Channi’s nephew being searched

    Enforcement Directorate is conducting a raid at Punjab chief minster Charanjit Channi’s nephew Honey’s residence in Homeland Heights. The ED raids are underway at 10 location across Punjab in illegal sand mining case.

  • Jan 18, 2022 09:24 AM IST

    India reports 2,38,018 new Covid cases, 310 deaths in 24 hours; daily positivity rate at 14.43%

    India reported 2,38,018 COVID cases (20,071 less than yesterday), 310 deaths, and 1,57,421 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

  • Jan 18, 2022 08:51 AM IST

    North Korea says it was testing “tactical guided missiles” 

    North Korea says it conducted a test of “tactical guided missiles” in its fourth round of missile launches this month. The announcement comes a day after South Korea’s military detected the North launching two ballistic missiles into the sea.

  • Jan 18, 2022 08:39 AM IST

    Delhi AQI deteriorates to 'very poor' category with AQI at 312

    The air quality in the national capital on Tuesday deteriorated to 'very poor' from 'poor' category with an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) at 312, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

  • Jan 18, 2022 08:22 AM IST

    Earthquake of 4.3 magnitude strikes Manipur

    An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred around 7:52am at Churachandpur, Manipur, 46km East-Northeast of Ngopa, Mizoram, stated National Center for Seismology.

  • Jan 18, 2022 08:10 AM IST

    TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu tests positive for Covid-19

  • Jan 18, 2022 08:05 AM IST

    Al-Qaeda outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind's claim of Delhi bomb scare bogus: Delhi police

    Al-Qaeda outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind's claim of Delhi bomb scare bogus, says Delhi police. An unidentified bag carrying an IED was recovered from Ghazipur Flower Market area last week.

  • Jan 18, 2022 08:01 AM IST

    J&K govt takes control of Kashmir Press Club, says it has ‘ceased to exist’

    The Kashmir Press Club has “ceased to exist”, the Jammu and Kashmir administration said on Monday as it took back the premises allotted to the largest journalists’ body in the Valley following “dissensions” between two factions, one of which had tacit support from the government.

  • Jan 18, 2022 06:21 AM IST

    Pulwama gets first RT-PCR testing lab amidst 3rd wave of Covid pandemic

    Pulwama received its first RT-PCR testing lab amidst the third wave of COVID pandemic.

    "Earlier, we had to send samples to Srinagar and reports would come after two days. Now, people can get their test report within a day," an official of the health department said on Monday.

  • Jan 18, 2022 06:17 AM IST

    Multi-layer security cover, facial recognition systems in place across Delhi for R-Day celebration

    After the improvised explosive device (IED) was found at Ghazipur Flower Market ahead of the Republic Day and later diffused, the Delhi Police have fortified areas in and around Rajpath with multi-layer security cover, installed facial recognition systems (FRS) and over 300 CCTVs.

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On India’s G20 presidency, Jaishankar lists why these are challenging times

Published on Dec 01, 2022 07:01 PM IST

NEW DELHI: India is assuming the G20 presidency in challenging circumstances but will push the world’s biggest economies to find collective solutions to issues such as climate change and multilateral reforms while highlighting the concerns of developing nations, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday

New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): Union Minister for External Affairs, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar at the University Connect program on G20, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo) (ANI/PIB)
New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): Union Minister for External Affairs, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar at the University Connect program on G20, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo) (ANI/PIB)

‘Vizhinjam violence was premeditated, with ulterior motive’: Pinarayi Vijayan

Published on Dec 01, 2022 06:06 PM IST

Kerala DGP Anil Kant said CCTV footage and other evidence will be examined to identify those who had a role in the violence and stringent action will be taken against them

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan credited the restraint shown by police personnel for why things didn’t turn out the way the attackers intended and the government realises this. (ANI File)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan credited the restraint shown by police personnel for why things didn’t turn out the way the attackers intended and the government realises this. (ANI File)

Evening brief: Amit Shah’s ‘ballot box’ reply to Kharge’s 'Ravan' remark on PM

Published on Dec 01, 2022 04:58 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Amit Shah said Modi has provided long-term solutions to many of the state's basic needs problems. (PTI)
Amit Shah said Modi has provided long-term solutions to many of the state's basic needs problems. (PTI)

Y S Sharmila meets governor Soundararajan over attacks on her march in Telangana

Published on Dec 01, 2022 04:45 PM IST

She submitted a memorandum to Soundararajan over a possible threat to the lives of her party workers and continued attacks on her march days after TRS workers allegedly attacked it in Warangal on Monday

Y S Sharmila handing over a memorandum to Tamilisai Soundararajan. (Sourced)
Y S Sharmila handing over a memorandum to Tamilisai Soundararajan. (Sourced)

‘MDB reform to scale up climate finance to developing nations to be discussed at G20’

Updated on Dec 01, 2022 04:18 PM IST

World Bank’s country director Auguste Tano Kouamé said the MDB reform should be discussed at length at G20 and India will play a big role being the Presidency.

Children from marginalised community train to twirl plastic hoops as they learn the art of balance taught and organised by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) - Pratyek to enable children to use performing art to highlight issues like child rights and climate change. (AFP File Photo)
Children from marginalised community train to twirl plastic hoops as they learn the art of balance taught and organised by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) - Pratyek to enable children to use performing art to highlight issues like child rights and climate change. (AFP File Photo)

Maha minister compares Shinde's rebellion to Shivaji's Agra escape, sparks row

Updated on Dec 01, 2022 04:21 PM IST

Maharashtra Congress has demanded the resignation of state tourism minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha over his comparison of chief minister Eknath Shinde with Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Mangal Prabhat Lodha (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Mangal Prabhat Lodha (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Mukroh firing: Nagaland Congress blames NEDA, questions Assam CM’s leadership

Updated on Dec 01, 2022 04:13 PM IST

The northeast region has lost 28 lives under the leadership of Himanta Biswa Sarma, Nagaland’s Congress unit alleged on Wednesday.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. (PTI)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. (PTI)

Delhi HC notice to Shashi Tharoor on police appeal in Sunanda Pushkar death case

Updated on Dec 01, 2022 02:55 PM IST

Shashi Tharoor’s lawyer, senior advocate Vikas Pahwa, oppose the Delhi police request to condone the delay in filing the appeal against the August 2021 verdict of the trial court which held that there was no evidence against Tharoor

Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a hotel room on January 17, 2014 following which the police, in 2018, charged Shashi Tharoor with abetment to suicide. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)
Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a hotel room on January 17, 2014 following which the police, in 2018, charged Shashi Tharoor with abetment to suicide. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)

Girls trapped in lift for 24 min in Ghaziabad high-rise; office bearers booked

Updated on Dec 01, 2022 02:28 PM IST

The FIR was registered after a complaint from Shivam Gehlot, the father of one of the girls, who alleged laxity in maintenance by the developers and named the two AOA office bearers

In the video, the girls can be seen crying, panicking and pressing the elevator buttons after it gets stuck (Photo: Twitter/Screengrab)
In the video, the girls can be seen crying, panicking and pressing the elevator buttons after it gets stuck (Photo: Twitter/Screengrab)

Having everybody in the room was real challenge: Jaishankar on G20 Bali Summit

Published on Dec 01, 2022 02:19 PM IST

Underscoring the importance of India's G20 presidency, the external affairs minister said this is not a development that should be regarded as just one more diplomatic happening.

External affairs minister S Jaishankar.(PTI file)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar.(PTI file)

Afternoon brief: KCR's daughter pledges cooperation in Delhi liquor policy case

Published on Dec 01, 2022 12:59 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Telangana chief minister KCR's daughter and TRS MLC K Kavitha speaks to the media.(ANI file)
Telangana chief minister KCR's daughter and TRS MLC K Kavitha speaks to the media.(ANI file)

PM Modi mentions Kharge's 'Ravan' comment, says Congress never believed in Ram

Updated on Dec 01, 2022 01:14 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Gujarat's Kalol and said there is a competition in the Congress on who can abuse Modi more, referring to both the ‘aukaat’ and ‘Ravan’ remarks.

PM Modi referred to Mallikarjun Kharge's 'Raavan' comment and said Congress never believed in Ram.
PM Modi referred to Mallikarjun Kharge's 'Raavan' comment and said Congress never believed in Ram.

3 kids get stuck inside apartment lift in Ghaziabad, FIR against office bearers

Published on Dec 01, 2022 12:04 PM IST

The kids remained trapped inside the lift for about 20 minutes. The CCTV footage going viral shows they were panicking and crying and assuring each other.

Three kids got stuck inside the lift of a residential apartment in Ghaziabad.
Three kids got stuck inside the lift of a residential apartment in Ghaziabad.

Delhi liquor policy case: Kavitha pledges to cooperate with agencies, slams BJP

Published on Dec 01, 2022 12:03 PM IST

Kavitha, who is Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao or KCR’s daughter, said she was not afraid of being arrested as long as the people of the state are with her

Kalvakuntla Kavitha. (Twitter)
Kalvakuntla Kavitha. (Twitter)

American special representative on Afghanistan to visit India this week

Published on Dec 01, 2022 11:06 AM IST

This will be Thomas West’s third visit to India since he was appointed in October 2021 to replace Zalmay Khalilzad

US special representative for Afghanistan Thomas West. (Twitter)
US special representative for Afghanistan Thomas West. (Twitter)
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