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  • Jan 21, 2022 08:48 PM IST

    West Bengal reports 9,154 new Covid-19 cases, 19,112 recoveries, and 35 deaths

  • Jan 21, 2022 08:32 PM IST

    Mumbai logs 5,008 new Covid-19 cases, 12,913 recoveries and 12 deaths

  • Jan 21, 2022 08:28 PM IST

    Prima facie, it appears leak is not related to Co-WIN, matter being examined: Govt on alleged data leak

  • Jan 21, 2022 08:06 PM IST

    Davos forum to be held in person May 22-26, says World Economic Forum 

    The Davos summit will be held in person for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, from May 22-26, the World Economic Forum announced Friday.

  • Jan 21, 2022 08:05 PM IST

    Karnataka reports 48,049 new Covid-19 cases, 22 deaths

  • Jan 21, 2022 07:25 PM IST

    Delhi reports 10,756 new Covid-19 cases, 38 deaths

  • Jan 21, 2022 05:56 PM IST

    35 Pak-backed YT channels taken down for ‘spreading anti-India’ propaganda

    Apurva Chandra addressed a press brief at the National Media Centre in New Delhi. 
    Apurva Chandra addressed a press brief at the National Media Centre in New Delhi. 

    35 Pakistan-backed YouTube channels have been taken down for ‘spreading anti-India’ propaganda, ministry of information and broadcasting secretary Apurva Chandra said on Friday during a press brief at the National Media Centre in New Delhi.

  • Jan 21, 2022 05:34 PM IST

    Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma tests positive for Covid-19

  • Jan 21, 2022 05:17 PM IST

    BJP releases first list of 34 candidates for Punjab assembly elections

  • Jan 21, 2022 04:27 PM IST

    In historic move, Amar Jawan Jyoti merged with National War Memorial flame

    The Amar Jawan Jyoti flame at the India Gate was on Friday merged with that at the National War Memorial in a short ceremony in Delhi, during which a part of the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame was taken and merged with the flame at the NWM, which is 400 meters away on the other side of India Gate. Read More

  • Jan 21, 2022 04:04 PM IST

    Expelled Uttarakhand BJP minister Harak Singh Rawat joins Congress in Delhi

  • Jan 21, 2022 03:29 PM IST

    AAP releases third list for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections

  • Jan 21, 2022 03:10 PM IST

    50-year-old tried to self-immolate near Supreme Court new building: Delhi cops

  • Jan 21, 2022 02:45 PM IST

    Himachal: Fire breaks out at house in Chirgaon Rohru area of Shimla

  • Jan 21, 2022 02:00 PM IST

    IS gunmen in Iraq kill 11 soldiers in brazen barracks attack

    Gunmen from the Islamic State extremist group attacked an army barracks in a mountainous area north of Baghdad early Friday, killing 11 soldiers as they slept, Iraqi security officials said.

  • Jan 21, 2022 01:22 PM IST

    After Delhi CM sends proposal to lift weekend curfew, L-G Baijal says status quo should be maintained

  • Jan 21, 2022 01:08 PM IST

    50th statehood day of Meghalaya: PM Modi addresses nation

    Meghalaya has given the message of nature and progress, of conservation and eco-sustainability to the world, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he addressed the nation on the 50th statehood day of the northeastern state. 

  • Jan 21, 2022 12:42 PM IST

    PM Modi to unveil hologram statue of Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to unveil hologram statue of Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate on his 125th birth anniversary.

  • Jan 21, 2022 12:23 PM IST

    UP polls: Rahul, Priyanka release youth manifesto

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi launch Uttar Pradesh's Youth Manifesto, at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarter in Delhi, ahead of state assembly elections. 

  • Jan 21, 2022 12:06 PM IST

    Pakistan achieved ‘GDP growth of 5.37% in 3 yrs': Imran Khan

    “I want to congratulate my government on achieving GDP growth of 5.37% in 3 years leading to substantial jobs creation and rise in per capita income. Our econ reforms success recognised internationally. Bloomberg predicted Pak will sustain high growth trajectory and employment levels," tweets Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan.

  • Jan 21, 2022 11:29 AM IST

    ‘Delhi averted danger,' says health minister Satyendra Jain

    Experts said Delhi will record 1 lakh cases daily, but we averted that danger.Will take call on lifting more curbs within 3-4 days, says health minister Satyendra Jain, as per PTI. 

  • Jan 21, 2022 11:23 AM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates new circuit house in Gujarat’s Somnath via video conferencing

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a new circuit house in Gujarat’s Somnath via video conferencing.

  • Jan 21, 2022 11:15 AM IST

    Mumbai police arrest 3 for making abusive comments against women

    Three people have been arrested for making abusive and cruel comments about women in the Club House app chat. Mumbai Cyber Police is investigating after registering a case on the complaint of a woman, reports ANI. 

  • Jan 21, 2022 10:07 AM IST

    Delhi govt sends a recommendation to Lt Gov to end weekend curfew

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal sends a recommendation to Lt Gov to end weekend curfew as Covid-19 cases dip. 

    The government has also proposed to end odd-even system for shops in markets. Private offices may be permitted to call 50% staff to office. Currently 100% is work from home. 

  • Jan 21, 2022 09:55 AM IST

    Delhi's air quality remains in 'very poor' category

    The air quality in the national capital on Friday remained in the 'very poor' category according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).

  • Jan 21, 2022 09:06 AM IST

    India reports 3,47,254 new Covid cases, 703 deaths in 24 hours; active cases cross 2-million mark

    Covid-19 active cases in cross 2-lakh mark in India as the Omicron-led surge continues. The overall caseload was up by 3,47,254 and it now stands at 3,85,66,027.  

  • Jan 21, 2022 08:43 AM IST

    PM Modi extends greetins on statehood day of Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura

  • Jan 21, 2022 08:02 AM IST

    Amar Jawan Jyoti to be merged with National War Memorial flame

    At 1554 hours today, Air Marshal Balabadra Radha Krishna, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, in the absence of serving Chief of Defence Staff will merge the flames of Amar Jawan Jyoti with the eternal flame at the National War Memorial in a ceremonial function. Read More

  • Jan 21, 2022 07:32 AM IST

    Sputnik V effective against Omicron, say developers

    Russian anti Covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, has two times higher virus neutralizing antibodies to the Omicron variant than the Pfizer vaccine, announced its developers on Wednesday based on a preprint study. Read More

  • Jan 21, 2022 07:00 AM IST

    17 dead, 59 injured in explosion in western Ghana

    As many as 17 killed, 59 others have been injured in explosion in western Ghana, reports AFP citing government.

  • Jan 21, 2022 06:55 AM IST

    France plans to relax Covid induced restrictions next month

    France will relax some restrictions early next month in a bet the pandemic will recede thanks to faster inoculations and plans to shut the unvaccinated out of most social activities. Austrian lawmakers passed the European Union’s first law making coronavirus vaccinations mandatory.

  • Jan 21, 2022 06:22 AM IST

    UP elections: Keshav Prasad Maurya rises up ranks after OBC leaders exit BJP

    Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya is suddenly everywhere -- appealing to other backward class (OBC) leaders exiting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to reconsider their decisions; welcoming defectors to the party; or targeting the Samajwadi Party and its leader Akhilesh Yadav. Read More

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Won’t allow violation of laws: Kerala governor

Updated on Aug 17, 2022 12:56 AM IST
Speaking to reporters here, Khan said he was “absolutely concerned” about the state of affairs in the higher education sector in the State as there were allegedly “very serious irregularities on the face of it” at Kannur University.
Amid news reports of the LDF government approving a bill which would purportedly dilute powers of the chancellor, Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Tuesday said as long as he has the powers, he would not allow violation of any law or norm. (PTI)
Amid news reports of the LDF government approving a bill which would purportedly dilute powers of the chancellor, Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Tuesday said as long as he has the powers, he would not allow violation of any law or norm. (PTI)
ByPress Trust of India, Thiruvananthapuram

I-T penalty case: HC gives respite to actor Vijay

Updated on Aug 17, 2022 12:56 AM IST
Justice Anita Sumanth granted the stay on Tuesday while admitting a petition from Vijay, challenging the penalty imposed by the department, based on raids conducted at his residence in 2020.
The Madras high court on Tuesday provided temporary relief to top actor Vijay, by staying the orders of the income tax department imposing a penalty of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.5 crore on him for not voluntarily disclosing <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15 crore in his IT returns for 2016-17. (PTI)
The Madras high court on Tuesday provided temporary relief to top actor Vijay, by staying the orders of the income tax department imposing a penalty of 1.5 crore on him for not voluntarily disclosing 15 crore in his IT returns for 2016-17. (PTI)
ByPress Trust of India, Chennai

Modi’s I-Day speech only had dialogues, nothing else: KCR

Published on Aug 17, 2022 12:54 AM IST
Speaking at a public meeting in Vikarabad, KCR slammed the prime minister for his remarks on freebies saying that no state in the country is implementing welfare measures that are done in Telangana.
Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Tuesday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the latter said nothing worthwhile during his Independence Day speech except delivering “dialogues” and displaying a long turban around his head. (HT)
Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Tuesday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the latter said nothing worthwhile during his Independence Day speech except delivering “dialogues” and displaying a long turban around his head. (HT)
ByPress Trust of India, Vikarabad (telangana)

There is no DMK, BJP bonhomie: Stalin

Published on Aug 17, 2022 12:54 AM IST
Stalin made these comments at the 60th birthday celebration of DMK’s ally Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi’s (VCK) chief Thol Thirumavalavan in Chennai.
The DMK will not make “even the slightest of compromise” ideologically with the BJP and there is no relationship between the two political parties, said Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK president MK Stalin on Tuesday before he left for Delhi to meet prime minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)
The DMK will not make “even the slightest of compromise” ideologically with the BJP and there is no relationship between the two political parties, said Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK president MK Stalin on Tuesday before he left for Delhi to meet prime minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)
By, Chennai

Kerala HC refuses to stay ED summons to KIIFB

Published on Aug 17, 2022 12:53 AM IST
The ED had registered a case against KIIFB two weeks back and served notices to its officials and former finance minister Thomas Issac, who is the ex-officio vice chairman of the board meant to mobilise funds for infrastructural projects.
The Kerala high court on Tuesday refused to stay summons issued to the Kerala infrastructure investment development fund board (KIIFB) by enforcement directorate (ED) on charges of alleged violation of the foreign exchange management act (FEMA). (ANI)
The Kerala high court on Tuesday refused to stay summons issued to the Kerala infrastructure investment development fund board (KIIFB) by enforcement directorate (ED) on charges of alleged violation of the foreign exchange management act (FEMA). (ANI)
By, Thiruvananthapuram

2 detained in connection with CPI(M) leader’s murder

Published on Aug 17, 2022 12:52 AM IST
The CPI(M) insisted that RSS-BJP workers were behind the murder of party local committee member K Shajahan (40) at Kottekad in Palakkad district, but the latter released profile pictures of some of the accused in social media claiming they were CPI(M) supporters.
Kerala police on Tuesday took two persons in custody for questioning in connection with the murder of a Communist Party of India (Marxist) worker in Palakkad on the eve of Independence Day, even as blame game between the ruling party and the RSS-affiliated groups continued. (Representative Photo)
Kerala police on Tuesday took two persons in custody for questioning in connection with the murder of a Communist Party of India (Marxist) worker in Palakkad on the eve of Independence Day, even as blame game between the ruling party and the RSS-affiliated groups continued. (Representative Photo)
By, Thiruvananthapuram

Minor girl gang-raped by father’s friends in Kerala, one held

Updated on Aug 17, 2022 12:51 AM IST
The incident came to light during a counselling session at a school on Monday. The school immediately alerted police, who arrested one of the accused.
A 16-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped by three persons in Thrissur district in Kerala, police said on Tuesday. (Representative Photo)
A 16-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped by three persons in Thrissur district in Kerala, police said on Tuesday. (Representative Photo)
By, Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala fishermen’s protest affects work on Vizinjam port

Published on Aug 17, 2022 12:50 AM IST
Protestors gathered outside the project site holding black flags saying their concerns were not addressed, and their lives were at risk. Black flags were hoisted in all Latin Catholic churches in solidarity with striking fishermen.
Construction work at Vizinjam international transhipment project in Thiruvananthapuram district was disrupted on Tuesday after fishermen blocked roads to the project site demanding proper compensation and rehabilitation package. (HT)
Construction work at Vizinjam international transhipment project in Thiruvananthapuram district was disrupted on Tuesday after fishermen blocked roads to the project site demanding proper compensation and rehabilitation package. (HT)
By, Thiruvananthapuram

Police submit forensic report in Chennai serial rapist case

Published on Aug 17, 2022 12:48 AM IST
Perumal, 48, was arrested on charges of raping girls and filming them during a crackdown on “gutka” and tobacco products in Chennai in August last year.
In the 2021 Chennai serial rapist case, city police have submitted before a special Pocso court what they believe is a crucial piece of evidence -- a forensic report on data of accused A Perumal’s mobile phone. (Representative Photo)
In the 2021 Chennai serial rapist case, city police have submitted before a special Pocso court what they believe is a crucial piece of evidence -- a forensic report on data of accused A Perumal’s mobile phone. (Representative Photo)
By, Chennai

AP aims to get 56 new mega industries in 2 years: Jagan

Published on Aug 17, 2022 12:47 AM IST
The chief minister was addressing a gathering after inaugurating the first phase of the manufacturing plant of ATC Tyres Private Limited, (promoted by Yokohama Group of Japan), Atchutapuram special economic zone in Anakapalli district.
Andhra Pradesh is going to get 56 new mega industries at an investment of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,54,000 crore with an employment potential of 1,64,155 people in the next two years,chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy said on Tuesday. (HT)
Andhra Pradesh is going to get 56 new mega industries at an investment of 1,54,000 crore with an employment potential of 1,64,155 people in the next two years,chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy said on Tuesday. (HT)
By, Hyderabad

Disquiet in K’taka BJP over min’s ‘govt not running’ remark

Published on Aug 17, 2022 12:45 AM IST
The rift within the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka came to the fore after a phone recording involving law minister JC Madhuswamy saying the regime was “somehow managing” to run its affairs was made public
Law minister JC Madhuswamy (HT Photo)
Law minister JC Madhuswamy (HT Photo)
ByHT Correspondent I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Bengaluru

AAP to SC: Curbs on poll speeches on freebies will be a wild goose chase

Published on Aug 17, 2022 12:36 AM IST
DMK, too, files a plea asserting that welfare schemes intended to ensure social and economic justice can’t be termed “freebies”
The SC is expected to consider setting up an expert panel on controlling freebies today. (Amit Sharma)
The SC is expected to consider setting up an expert panel on controlling freebies today. (Amit Sharma)

Student from Puducherry dies of drug overdose in Goa, say police

Published on Aug 17, 2022 12:31 AM IST
A college student from Pondicherry died of suspected drug overdose at Goa Medical College and Hospital where he was admitted in a serious condition on Tuesday morning, a police spokesperson said.
Rishwanth, 21, had arrived in Goa along with three friends on Saturday
Rishwanth, 21, had arrived in Goa along with three friends on Saturday
By, Panaji

HC seeks ED reply on bail plea by Mumbai’s former top cop Sanjay Pandey

Published on Aug 17, 2022 12:28 AM IST
The Delhi high court on Tuesday sought the stand of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a bail plea by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey in connection with a money laundering case related to alleged illegal phone tapping and snooping of National Stock Exchange (NSE) employees
New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey at the ED office, after being summoned in connection with the National Stock Exchange (NSE) co-location scam, in Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo/Amit Sharma) (ANI)
New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey at the ED office, after being summoned in connection with the National Stock Exchange (NSE) co-location scam, in Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo/Amit Sharma) (ANI)
By, New Delhi

Man who threatened Ambanis is mentally unwell, says lawyer

Published on Aug 17, 2022 12:19 AM IST
Vishnu Vidhu Bhowmik (56), who owns a jewellery store in Mumbai and is a resident of Borivali, was arrested for making nine threat calls to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital on Monday morning
FILE PHOTO: Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries, arrives to address the company's annual general meeting in Mumbai, India July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries, arrives to address the company's annual general meeting in Mumbai, India July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo (REUTERS)
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