Breaking news: Former Congress leader Kripashankar Singh to join BJP in Mumbai tomorrow
India's daily Covid-19 fell to the lowest in almost four months after it reported 34,703 cases over the last 24 hours. As many as 553 succumbed to the viral disease while 51,864 recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll and total recoveries to 403,281 and 29,752,294 respectively.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to chair a meeting at his residence amid reports of a cabinet reshuffle.
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JUL 06, 2021 11:00 PM IST
Former Congress leader Kripashankar Singh to join BJP in Mumbai tomorrow
Former Congress leader Kripashankar Singh will join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the party headquarters in Mumbai on Wednesday. "Singh has relevance in Mumbai politics, and has been in touch since last few months. He will join in the presence of former CM Devendra Fadnavis," ANI quoted Maharashtra BJP leader Madhav Bhandari as saying on Tuesday.
JUL 06, 2021 10:30 PM IST
Modi govt creates a new ministry of co-operation
Ahead of the much awaited cabinet rejig, the union government on Monday announced the creation of a new ministry named as the ministry of co-operation with the intent to buttress the vision of ‘Sahkar se Samriddhi’ or prosperity through cooperation.
JUL 06, 2021 10:00 PM IST
J-K: Kupwara administration imposes restrictions on sale, use, storage of drones
After Baramulla, Kupwara district administration imposed restrictions on the storage, sale, possession, use, and transport of drone (s)/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) on Tuesday, reported ANI.
JUL 06, 2021 09:22 PM IST
India remains committed to promotion and protection of human rights of all: MEA on Stan Swamy case
Over the criticism of Stan Swamy case, the ministry of external affairs on Tuesday said that the country remains committed to promotion and protection of human rights of all its citizens, reported PTI.
JUL 06, 2021 08:48 PM IST
Maharashtra reports 8,418 new Covid-19 cases, 171 deaths in 24 hours
Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 8418 new cases, 10,548 recoveries and 171 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Total cases 61,13,335
Total recoveries 58,72,268
Death toll 1,23,531
Active cases 1,14,297
JUL 06, 2021 08:27 PM IST
Beams of under construction flyover in Vizag collapse, kill 2
Two huge concrete beams of a flyover under construction collapsed, killing at least two persons on the National Highway-16 at Anakapalli near Visakhapatnam on Tuesday evening. The incident also caused injuries to several others, reported PTI.
JUL 06, 2021 07:42 PM IST
Cabinet reshuffle likely to take place tomorrow
Union Cabinet reshuffle likely to take place Wednesday evening, reported ANI.
JUL 06, 2021 07:36 PM IST
NTA announces dates for JEE Mains 2021; exams to be held from July 20 to July 25 and July 27 to August 2
JEE Mains 2021 to be conducted from July 20 to 25 and July 27 to August 2, 2021, announced NTA on Tuesday.
JUL 06, 2021 07:10 PM IST
Chandigarh allows restaurants, bars to open from 10am to 10.30pm
JUL 06, 2021 06:31 PM IST
Direct Centre to act against those responsible for foisting false cases against Stan Swamy: Opposition leaders urge President
Opposition leaders including Congress' Sonia Gandhi, NCP's Sharad Pawar, TMC's Mamata Banerjee and others wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday urging him "to direct GoI to act against those responsible for foisting false cases on Bhima Koregaon accused Stan Swamy," who died on Monday.
JUL 06, 2021 05:59 PM IST
Mehbooba Mufti alleges ED has summoned her mother over ‘unknown charges’
JUL 06, 2021 05:33 PM IST
Punjab CM arrives at Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi's residence
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday arrived at the residence of the Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi.
JUL 06, 2021 05:09 PM IST
Mathura court rejects journalist Siddique Kappan bail plea
A Mathura court rejected the bail plea of arrested Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan. He was arrested on his way to Hathras last year, reported ANI.
JUL 06, 2021 04:31 PM IST
Pictures we have seen today are very frightening, says ICMR DG as tourists flock to Manali amid drop in daily Covid-19 cases
JUL 06, 2021 04:03 PM IST
Uttarakhand govt moves SC against high court order staying Char Dham yatra
The Uttarakhand government approached Supreme Court against the Uttarakhand High Court order staying the Char Dham Yatra. The state government has filed a plea before the apex court. A hearing in connection with the Yatra will take place in the High Court on Wednesday, repor
JUL 06, 2021 03:40 PM IST
Delhi’s daily Covid tally rises to 79 from 54 a day ago; 4 new deaths take cumulative toll past 25,000-mark
Delhi reported 79 new Covid-19 cases, 154 recoveries and four deaths in the last 24 hours.
Active cases: 833
Total recoveries: 14,08,853
Death toll: 25,001
JUL 06, 2021 03:16 PM IST
GST collection for June amounts to over ₹92,000 crore: Finance ministry
The Union ministry of finance on Tuesday said gross GST revenue collected is ₹92,849 crore in the month of June 2021. It includes GST collection from domestic transactions between June 5 to July 5, 2021, since taxpayers were given various relief measures, in the wake of the second wave of Covid pandemic.
JUL 06, 2021 02:29 PM IST
DMRC launches 1st FASTag/UPI based cashless parking at Kashmere Gate
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Tuesday launched first FASTag/UPI-based cashless parking and a multi-model integration facility at Kashmere Gate metro station.
JUL 06, 2021 01:25 PM IST
Assam govt announces complete lockdown in 7 districts from July 7
JUL 06, 2021 01:00 PM IST
Punjab CM reaches Delhi, to meet Sonia Gandhi soon
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh arrived in the national capital on Tuesday afternoon to meet Congress party's interim president Sonia Gandhi to discuss the infighting in the party's state unit.
JUL 06, 2021 12:14 PM IST
Bengal MP Nisith Pramanik to join Union cabinet?
Nisith Pramanik, a member of Parliament from West Bengal, is set to be one of the new entrants into the Union cabinet. HT has learnt that he has been sounded off and has been stationed in Delhi for the past few days awaiting the call for the swearing-in ceremony. According to a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, the ceremony is expected to be held tomorrow evening. But there is no confirmation from Rashtrapati Bhawan. Pramanik’s entry is said to signal the growing importance of the region to the BJP’s plans. Pramanik represents the Rajbanshi community.
JUL 06, 2021 12:12 PM IST
Leaders including Jyotiraditya Scindia head towards Delhi amid cabinet reshuffle buzz
Amid the buzz about an expected Cabinet expansion this week, several leaders, who are speculated to have been intimated about a possible berth in the council of ministers, have begun arriving in the national capital. Senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia will take a flight to Delhi this afternoon from Indore. Scindia, a former Union minister, is expected to be part of the council of ministers. He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in March 2020.
Another key contender, former Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, is also arriving in the capital on Tuesday ahead of the much-awaited Cabinet expansion exercise. Janata Dal (United) or JD (U) leaders RCP Singh and Lallan Singh are also travelling to the capital. The JD (U), an ally of the BJP, did not have any representation in the Council of ministers so far.
JUL 06, 2021 12:10 PM IST
3-4 ministers might be dropped in cabinet reshuffle: Report
At least one senior leader told HT that 3-4 ministers may be dropped. When reporters asked defence minister Rajnath Singh about it, he said that his lips were sealed.
JUL 06, 2021 11:24 AM IST
Punjab CM on his way to meet Sonia Gandhi in Delhi
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has left from Chandigarh to meet Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi, amid infighting in the party's state unit.
JUL 06, 2021 10:40 AM IST
Contact lost with plane in Russia's Far East, 28 on board: Reports
A Russian plane with 28 on board has gone missing in the country's far east region, news agency AFP reported citing reports.
JUL 06, 2021 09:46 AM IST
Sensex opens 55 points higher to 52,935.46 in opening session; Nifty at 15,858
The markets opened on a green note on Tuesday as Sensex surged 55.46 points and was trading at 52,935.46. Nifty was up by 24.05 points and was trading at 15,858.40.
JUL 06, 2021 09:03 AM IST
Cabinet reshuffle expected this week, PM Modi's crucial meeting likely today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to hold a crucial meeting at his residence on Tuesday amid reports of a cabinet reshuffle. The cabinet rejig is expected to take place later this week, according to Hindustan Times' sister publication Live Hindustan. Read More
JUL 06, 2021 09:01 AM IST
India reports 34,703 new cases, lowest in 111 days
India on Tuesday reported 34,703 new cases of Covid-19 over the last 24 hours. The number is lowest in almost 111 days.
The number of active cases declined to 4,64,357, while the recovery rate has risen to 97.17 per cent.
JUL 06, 2021 07:42 AM IST
Germany lifts ban on travellers from delta variant hit India, other countries
Germany lifted a ban on travellers from India, the UK and three other countries, where the delta variant of coronavirus has been found in the samples of Covid-19 patients. Read More
JUL 06, 2021 05:22 AM IST
Delimitation Commission to arrive on four-day visit to J&K
The Delimitation Commission led by Justice (retd) Ranjana Prakash Desai will arrive in J&K on a four-day visit to interact with political leaders and civil society groups, among others, to gather first-hand inputs to carve out new constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir.