Highlights: Tamil Nadu ends night curfew and Sunday lockdown

Updated on Jan 27, 2022 10:52 PM IST

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  • Jan 27, 2022 10:52 PM IST

    Anil Deshmukh files bail plea before special PMLA court in money laundering case

    Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday filed a bail application before a special PMLA court in a money laundering case. The plea will come up for hearing on February 3, reported news agency ANI.

    Deshmukh is currently lodged in Mumbai's Arthur Road jail.

  • Jan 27, 2022 07:59 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu eases Covid-19 restrictions 

    Amid the improving pandemic situation, Tamil Nadu on Thursday ended night curfew and Sunday lockdown. 

    Further, the state has allowed schools to reopen for classes 1-12 from February 1.

  • Jan 27, 2022 07:04 PM IST

    Delhi sees dip in daily Covid cases with 4,291 infections, positivity rate goes below 10%

    Delhi on Thursday reported a dip in its daily Covid-19 tally with 4,291 new infections being logged in the past 24 hours. Further, the surge took the positivity rate to below 10 per cent.

  • Jan 27, 2022 06:51 PM IST

    Congress leader Ashok Chavan tests positive for Covid-19

    Maharashtra minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan tests positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) disease.

  • Jan 27, 2022 06:33 PM IST

    External affairs minister S Jaishankar tests positive for Covid-19

    External affairs minister S Jaishankar has tested positive for the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

  • Jan 27, 2022 06:11 PM IST

    Home ministry extends Covid-19 guidelines till February 28

    The Union home ministry on Thursday extended Covid-19 guidelines till February 28 and urged states/Union territories not to lower their guards.

  • Jan 27, 2022 05:41 PM IST

    PM Modi hosts first India-Central Asia Summit, outlines 3 goals

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday emphasised on the need for India and Central Asian countries to define an ambitious vision for the coming years as he acknowledged the completion of 30 “fruitful” years together. Read more

  • Jan 27, 2022 03:37 PM IST

    Air India formally handed over to Tata Group

    The Air India airline has been formally handed over to the Tata Group. Read more

  • Jan 27, 2022 03:19 PM IST

    DCGI gives conditional market nod for Covishield and Covaxin

    India's drug regulator Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given conditional market approval for Covid-19 vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, reports news agency ANI. Read more

  • Jan 27, 2022 02:28 PM IST

    2 Punjab MPs boycott Rahul Gandhi's rally

    Two MPs from Congress Manish Tiwari and Amarinder Singh's wife Preneet Kaur have boycotted Rahul Gandhi's virtual rally in Jalandhar in an open rebellion to his leadership ahead of Punjab polls.

  • Jan 27, 2022 02:25 PM IST

    DIPAM secretary reaches Air India headquarters ahead of airline takeover by Tatas

    The department of investment and public asset management (DIPAM) secretary Tuhin Kanta Pande has reached the Air India headquarters. The Tatas will takeover the airline soon with government representatives of Air India resigning shortly.

  • Jan 27, 2022 02:08 PM IST

    Air India board meeting shortly, govt representatives to resign, new board likely to be formed today

    Government representatives of Air India will resign from their respective positions during a board meeting in Mumbai at 2.30pm today. Meanwhile, Tata Group Chairman N Chandrasekhar is in Delhi to witness the formal transfer after meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A new board is expected to be formed today as the Tatas take over the airline.

  • Jan 27, 2022 01:48 PM IST

    DDMA meet: Cinema halls in Delhi to reopen with 50% capacity, schools to remain closed

    Cinema halls will also be allowed to open with 50 per cent capacity, authorities decided after the DDMA meeting. Delhi government offices engaged in non essential services will be allowed to work with 50% attendance. Schools and educational institutions will remain closed till further order.

  • Jan 27, 2022 01:43 PM IST

    China's PLA handed over 'missing' Arunachal teen to Indian Army, says Union minister Kiren Rijiju

    The Chinese PLA has handed over the young boy from Arunachal Pradesh Miram Taron to the Indian Army. Due procedures are being followed including the medical examination, said Union Minister Kiren Rijiju.

  • Jan 27, 2022 01:41 PM IST

    Delhi ends weekend curfew, odd-even rule for shops after DDMA meeting

    Here are the decisions taken in DDMA meeting over curbs in Delhi:

    1. Weekend curfew will end

    2. Odd-even rule for shops, malls to end

    3. Night curfew to remain in place from 10pm to 5am

    4. Masks, Covid appropriate behaviour must

    5. Marriage functions allowed at 200 people limit or 50 per cent capacity.

    7. Restaurants, bars allowed to open at 50 per cent seating capacity.

    8. Schools to be taken up in next DDMA meeting.

    The decisions will be implemented only after the DDMA issues a formal order.

  • Jan 27, 2022 01:24 PM IST

    CBDT issues I-T refunds of over 1.62 lakh crore till Jan 24 this year

    The Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) has issued refunds of over 1,62,448 Cr to more than 1.79 crore taxpayers from April 1, 2021 to January 24, 2022. Income tax refunds of 57,754 crore have been issued in over 17.7 million cases.

    Corporate tax refunds of 1,04,694 crore have been issued in 2,23,952 cases. This includes 1.41 crore refunds of AY 2021-22 amounting to 27,111.40 crore.

  • Jan 27, 2022 01:07 PM IST

    ‘Sad and hurt’: Senior Congress leader Harish Rawat on Kishore Upadhyay joining BJP

    “I am sad. I am hurt to such a downfall of him,” Senior Congress leader Harish Rawat. Former Congress Chief of Uttarakhand Kishore Upadhyay was expelled from the party for 6 years for "anti-party activities". He later joined BJP

  • Jan 27, 2022 12:50 PM IST

    Maharashtra BJP MLA Nitesh Rane gets 10-day protection from arrest in attempt-to-murder case

    Supreme Court has granted 10-day protection from arrest to Maharashtra BJP MLA Nitesh Rane and directed him to surrender before the trial court and seek regular bail in connection with an attempt to murder case lodged in Sindhudurg district last month.

  • Jan 27, 2022 12:46 PM IST

    DDMA meeting underway, decision likely on Covid-19 curfew in Delhi

    The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), chaired by lieutenant governor Anil Baijal, is holding a meeting with the Delhi government to decide on further easing of curbs in the national capital. Read more

  • Jan 27, 2022 12:16 PM IST

    Amit Shah offers prayers at Bankey Behari Temple

    Amit Shah offering prayers at Banke Bihari Temple in the holy city of Vrindavan, Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh. (Hemendra Chaturvedi/HT)
    Amit Shah offering prayers at Banke Bihari Temple in the holy city of Vrindavan, Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh. (Hemendra Chaturvedi/HT)

    Amit Shah reached Vrindavan on Thursday morning and offered prayers at the Bankey Behari Temple. He will address a gathering at a college in Mathura later in the day before heading for Dadri and Noida.

  • Jan 27, 2022 11:40 AM IST

    Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran in Delhi to meet PM Modi ahead of Air India handover

    Tata Group Chairman N Chandrasekhar is in Delhi to witness the formal transfer, official sources were quoted as saying by news agency ANI. A formal announcement by the Tata Group regarding the Air India handover process will be made today.

  • Jan 27, 2022 11:21 AM IST

    Delhi CM Kejriwal unfurls 115-foot national flag at 75 locations across capital to mark 75 years of Independence

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal unfurls a 115-foot national flag at 75 locations across the city to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India's independence.

  • Jan 27, 2022 11:02 AM IST

    Budget 2022: Virtual meeting of Rajya Sabha floor leaders on Jan 31

    Virtual meeting of the Rajya Sabha floor leaders, ahead of the budget session of the Parliament, will be held on January 31. It will be chaired by Chairman of the House and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

  • Jan 27, 2022 10:48 AM IST

    Ex-Uttarakhand Congress chief Kishore Upadhyay, expelled for anti-party activities, joins BJP

    Former Uttarakhand Congress chief Kishore Upadhyay, who was expelled over “anti-party activities” has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday.

  • Jan 27, 2022 10:46 AM IST

    Govt representatives of Air India to resign at 2.30pm board meeting

    As the Centre hands over Air India to the Tata Group, government representatives of the airline board will resign from their respective positions during a board meeting at 2.30pm today.

  • Jan 27, 2022 09:53 AM IST

    After Rahul Gandhi's complaint over follower count, Twitter says numbers 'meaningful and accurate'

    Follower counts are a visible feature and we want everyone to have confidence that numbers are meaningful and accurate. Twitter has zero-tolerance approach to platform manipulation and spam, said Twitter spokesperson on Rahul Gandhi's letter to the micro-blogging platform after his number of followers witnessed a drop.

    "We fight spam and malicious automation strategically and at scale with machine learning tools, and as part of those consistent and ongoing efforts to ensure a healthy service and credible accounts, follower counts can and do fluctuate.

    We remove millions of accounts each week for violating our policies on platform manipulation&spam. You can take a look at latest Twitter Transparency Center update for more context.While some accounts notic minor difference,in certain cases no.could be higher," Twitter's statement read.

  • Jan 27, 2022 09:13 AM IST

    India logs 2,86,384 new Covid cases, 573 deaths in last 24 hours; active count over 2.2 million

    India has reported 2,86,384 new Covid-19 cases and 573 deaths in the last 24 hours. There were a total of 3,06,357 recoveries since yesterday, while the active cases remained over the 2.2 million mark.

  • Jan 27, 2022 08:30 AM IST

    Ex-Congress chief of Uttarakhand, Kishore Upadhyay, expelled for 6 years for 'anti-party activities'

    Former Congress Chief of Uttarakhand, Kishore Upadhyay expelled from the party for 6 years for "anti-party activities". He was earlier removed from all posts as a disciplinary action.

  • Jan 27, 2022 08:13 AM IST

    Suspected Naxals blow up railway tracks on Howrah-New Delhi route in Jharkhand

    Suspected Naxals blow up a portion of railway tracks on the Howrah-New Delhi line between Chichaki and Chaudharybandh railway stations in Jharkhand's Giridih, reported news agency ANI. Investigation underway.

  • Jan 27, 2022 07:42 AM IST

    PM Modi to host first meeting of India-Central Asia Summit today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to host the first meeting of the India-Central Asia Summit, with the participation of the Presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, in a virtual format today.

  • Jan 27, 2022 06:39 AM IST

    Air India likely to be handed over to Tata Group today

    Air India is expected to be handed over to the Tata Group on Thursday. The handing over will culminate the over two-decade-long journey to privatise the national carrier. Read more

  • Jan 27, 2022 05:44 AM IST

    Goa Assembly polls: TMC delegation to meet EC today to discuss 'key issues'

    A four-member delegation of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) will visit the Election Commission of India at 12:30pm to discuss 'key issues' relating to the upcoming Assembly polls in Goa scheduled to be held on February 14.

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'Forced religious conversion serious issue’: SC asks Centre to file affidavit

Published on Dec 05, 2022 04:19 PM IST

Stating that it forced conversion is against the Constitution, a bench of Justices MR Shah and CT Ravikumar posted the matter for hearing on December 12.

The Supreme Court of India. (PTI File Photo)
The Supreme Court of India. (PTI File Photo)

Video: SP shows broken chairs at Rampur poll booth, claims BJP men ‘vandalised’

Published on Dec 05, 2022 04:15 PM IST

The latest video shared by the Samajwadi Party showed broken chairs and tables that they alleged was vandalised by men working for the saffron party.

Screengrab from video shared by Samajwadi Party. (Twitter)
Screengrab from video shared by Samajwadi Party. (Twitter)

'Women leading the way': Amitabh Kant's tweet on key G20 meeting in Udaipur

Published on Dec 05, 2022 04:10 PM IST

India assumed the G20 presidency on December 1.

Amitabh Kant on Twitter shared photographs of Sherpas at work.
Amitabh Kant on Twitter shared photographs of Sherpas at work.

PM Modi inaugurates two-day meeting at BJP headquarters

Published on Dec 05, 2022 04:02 PM IST

Prime Minister Narender Modi on Monday inaugurated a two-day high-level meeting with officer bearers at BJP headquarters in the national capital.

(PM Modi inaugurates two-day meeting at BJP headquarters. (AFP)
(PM Modi inaugurates two-day meeting at BJP headquarters. (AFP)

Congress objects to Modi’s ‘roadshow’, questions ECI’s silence

Published on Dec 05, 2022 03:26 PM IST

BJP spokesperson Tom Vadakkan rejected Congress’s claim about Modi’s roadshow, saying the opposition party wants to be a bad loser

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to vote in Ahmedabad. (AFP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to vote in Ahmedabad. (AFP)

'If any Hindu is targeted after this...': 'Kashmir Files' Vivek Agnihotri warns

Updated on Dec 05, 2022 03:26 PM IST

Israel filmmaker Nadav Lapid's 'vulgar… propaganda' comment on 'The Kashmir Files' has sparked a massive row.

'The Kashmir Files' director Vivek Agnihotri (File/AFP Photo)
'The Kashmir Files' director Vivek Agnihotri (File/AFP Photo)

Four Ayyappa devotees killed, 15 injured in road mishap in AP’s Bapatla

Updated on Dec 05, 2022 03:21 PM IST

According to the police, the driver lost sight of the road due to dense fog in the area as they reached Jampani village

4 killed, 15 injured in road accident in Andhra Pradesh’s Bapatla (Representative Photo)
4 killed, 15 injured in road accident in Andhra Pradesh’s Bapatla (Representative Photo)

Pakistan part of Jaishankar's meeting with German counterpart: ‘Challenge is…’

Updated on Dec 05, 2022 03:24 PM IST

S Jaishankar signed an agreement on the comprehensive migration and mobility partnership with Annalena Baerbock.

External affairs minister S Jaishankar in a meeting with minister for foreign affairs of Germany Annalena Baerbock in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar in a meeting with minister for foreign affairs of Germany Annalena Baerbock in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)

In surprise move, Farooq Abdullah elected National Conference president again

Updated on Dec 05, 2022 03:22 PM IST

The National Conference said only Farooq Abdullah’s nomination was received till the last date of filing the nominations and that the 85-year-old leader was elected unopposed.

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president Farooq Abdullah addressing party workers at his Gupkar residence in Srinagar (ANI File)
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president Farooq Abdullah addressing party workers at his Gupkar residence in Srinagar (ANI File)

‘Everyone in India has right to choose their God’: SC dismisses ‘Paramatma’ PIL

Published on Dec 05, 2022 03:02 PM IST

Noting that the petition is a “publicity interest litigation”, the apex court imposed a penalty of ₹100,000 on petitioner Upendra Nath Dalai

The Supreme Court of India. (PTI File Photo)
The Supreme Court of India. (PTI File Photo)

Air India to add 12 more aircraft to its fleet by 2023

Updated on Dec 05, 2022 02:16 PM IST

The airline said it will deploy the A320Neos on domestic and short to medium international routes while B777s will be deployed to connect more metro cities to international destinations

Air India said it will take on lease ‘six Airbus 320 Neo’ narrow-body and ‘six Boeing 777’ (HT Photo)
Air India said it will take on lease ‘six Airbus 320 Neo’ narrow-body and ‘six Boeing 777’ (HT Photo)

CDS to visit defence staff college to deliver Gen Rawat's 'undelivered talk'

Published on Dec 05, 2022 02:13 PM IST

Gen Rawat along with his wife Madhulika Rawat and 12 other military personnel lost their lives in the chopper crash on December 8, 2021, while he was on his way to Wellington to deliver a speech.

Gen Anil Chauhan (PTI File Photo)
Gen Anil Chauhan (PTI File Photo)

2012 rape-murder: 'Evidence ignored...' - SC's acquittal of convicts challenged

Published on Dec 05, 2022 02:06 PM IST

2012 Chhawla gangrape-murder: Three men were acquitted last month by the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court of India (Representative Photo)
Supreme Court of India (Representative Photo)

Tejashwi shares update on Lalu Yadav's kidney transplant operation, posts video

Published on Dec 05, 2022 01:53 PM IST

In a video clip shared by the Bihar deputy CM, Lalu Prasad Yadav can be seen being taken to the ICU as Tejashwi checks on his father.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav being shifted from operation theater to ICU.(Twitter / @yadavtejashwi)
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav being shifted from operation theater to ICU.(Twitter / @yadavtejashwi)

Amitabh Kant draws attention towards ‘Global South’ at G20 Sherpas’ meet

Published on Dec 05, 2022 01:30 PM IST

India’s G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant said the country’s G20 presidency will seek to advocate oneness in line with the theme of ‘One Earth One Family One Future’

Amitabh Kant addresses the first G20 Sherpa meeting in Udaipur. (ANI Photo)
Amitabh Kant addresses the first G20 Sherpa meeting in Udaipur. (ANI Photo)
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