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  • Mar 01, 2022 10:18 PM IST

    Om Birla attends Maha Shivratri celebration in Tamil Nadu

    Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla attended the Mahashivratri celebration in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.

  • Mar 01, 2022 09:26 PM IST

    Spl court allows CBI to record statement on Anil Deshmukh

    A special court has granted permission to the CBI to record the statement of former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh in connection with its investigation into the 100 crore alleged extortion case, ANI reported.

  • Mar 01, 2022 08:25 PM IST

    Delhi logs 344 new Covid cases and 4 deaths on Tuesday

    Delhi reports 344 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the cumulative case count of the national capital to 18,60,236. Four new fatalities were also reported on Tuesday.

  • Mar 01, 2022 07:41 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 675 new Covid-19 cases

    Maharashtra reports 675 new Covid-19 cases, and five deaths on Tuesday. Mumbai's daily toll reported at 77 with zero fatalities. The total Covid-19 case count of the western state reaches 7,866,380, according to health bulletin data.

  • Mar 01, 2022 06:45 PM IST

    BJP MP meets with kin of Indian student who died in Ukraine

    BJP MP from Karnataka's Haveri Shivkumar Chanabasappa Udasi met with the kin of Naveen Shekharappa, the Indian MBBS student, who died in shelling in Ukraine's Kharkiv this morning.

  • Mar 01, 2022 05:13 PM IST

    ED denies Nawab Malik's son week's time to submit documents pertaining to money laundering case

    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has denied the request of NCP leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik's son Faraz Malik's lawyer's request to give his client a week's time to submit documents to the investigative agency related to the Dawood Ibrahim money laundering case, ANI reported.

  • Mar 01, 2022 04:48 PM IST

    FB page ‘Mangalore Muslims’, another booked for derogatory remark against judge hearing hijab case

    The administrator of a Facebook page 'Mangalore Muslims' and another person have been booked for derogatory remarks against Karnataka high court judge hearing the hijab case, ANI reported on Tuesday.

  • Mar 01, 2022 03:15 PM IST

    GST revenues soar 18% to 1.33 lakh crore in February

    1,33,026 crores gross GST revenue collected for February. “The revenues for the month of February 2022 are 18% higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year and 26% higher than the GST revenues in February 2020,” news agency said quoting Ministry of Finance.

  • Mar 01, 2022 02:16 PM IST

    K'taka Cong's Mekedatu 'padayatra' enters state capital Bengaluru

    The Karnataka Congress' padayatra, which demands implementation of the Mekedatu project across the Cauvery river, has now entered the state capital Bengaluru. State party unit president D K Shivakumar apologised to Bengaluru's residents as the padayatra will create traffic jams in parts of city till March 3 (Thursday). 

  • Mar 01, 2022 02:13 PM IST

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over price hike in LPG 

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday targeted the Union government over the hike in price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said that after LPG, the price of petrol and diesel will increase tomorrow.

  • Mar 01, 2022 01:16 PM IST

    Former Turkish Airlines boss Ilker Ayci declines Air India CEO role two weeks after appointment

    Former Turkish Airlines boss Ilker Ayci on Tuesday declined to take over as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Air India two weeks after appoinment. 

  • Mar 01, 2022 12:53 PM IST

    Ruling BJD continues winning streak in Odisha panchayat polls

    The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has won 743 of the 829 Zila Parishad seats in the ongoing Odisha panchayat elections, the State Election Commission (SEC) said on Tuesday. Of the total 852 Zilla Parishad seats, the commission has completed the counting of votes in 829 seats, while that in the remaining seats is underway. 

  • Mar 01, 2022 12:43 PM IST

    President Kovind inaugurates ‘Arogya Vanam’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan

    President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday inaugurated the ‘Arogya Vanam’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

  • Mar 01, 2022 12:14 PM IST

    Leave Kyiv urgently today, India tells citizens stranded in Ukraine

    The Indian Embassy in Ukraine told all Indian nationals to leave the capital city of Kyiv urgently on Tuesday. 

  • Mar 01, 2022 11:32 AM IST

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's son Zain dies at 26

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's son Zain died at the age of 26 on Monday morning. The software maker told its executive staff in an email that Zain, who was born with cerebral palsy, passed away. 

  • Mar 01, 2022 11:05 AM IST

    Maharashtra's Thane district adds 20 new Covid-19 cases

    Thane district added 20 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which pushed the caseload to 7,08,302. No fresh deaths were seen and the toll remain unchanged at 11,875.

  • Mar 01, 2022 10:56 AM IST

    India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 177.70 crore

    The country's total vaccinations against Covid-19 have exceeded 177.70 crore after 18,22,513 doses were administered in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. 

  • Mar 01, 2022 10:12 AM IST

    Mild tremor reported in Gujarat's Kutch

    A mild tremor of 3.4 magnitude was recorded in Gujarat's Kutch district on Tuesday morning, officials told news agency PTI. There were no reports of death or damage to property, they added. 

  • Mar 01, 2022 10:00 AM IST

    Money laundering case: Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik approaches Bombay HC, says arrest is illegal

    Maharashtra minister and senior NCP leader Nawab Malik has approached the Bombay High Court, seeking to quash the money laundering case registered against him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). 

  • Mar 01, 2022 09:49 AM IST

    Former top US defence officials to visit Taiwan amid threat from China

    A delegation of former top defence officials of the United States will visit Taiwan amid the threat from China, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen is leading the delegation which will meet Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. 

  • Mar 01, 2022 09:15 AM IST

    ED summons Maha minister Nawab Malik's son in money laundering case

    The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday summoned Maharashtra minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik's son Faizal in money laundering case. 

  • Mar 01, 2022 09:00 AM IST

    India reports 6,915 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, active cases drop below 1,00,000

    India on Tuesday saw a sharp decline in its daily Covid-19 tally after 6,915 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 4,29,31,045, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard. The active cases have gone below the 1 lakh mark and stand at 92,472. 

  • Mar 01, 2022 08:38 AM IST

    Mizoram adds 1,325 new Covid-19 cases, active cases at 6,880

    Mizroram on Tuesday added 1,325 new Covid-19 cases which pushed the caseload to 2,14,653, according to the health department's bulletin. Till now, 657 patients have succumbed to the viral disease in the state.

  • Mar 01, 2022 07:22 AM IST

    Ukraine war: European Union sanctions Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesperson

  • Mar 01, 2022 06:37 AM IST

    Manipur polls: Rahul Gandhi to campaign in state today

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will campaign in Manipur on Tuesday, a day after the first phase of the election concluded in 38 assembly constituencies. 

  • Mar 01, 2022 06:30 AM IST

    United States to expel 12 Russian diplomats for espionage 

    The United States has announced that it will expel 12 members of the Russian Mission at the United Nations. The Joe Biden administration accused these members of being “intelligence operatives” engaged in espionage.

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Facial recognition system of Tamil Nadu police stirs privacy row

Updated on Dec 10, 2022 02:52 AM IST

According to their website, 126 facial recognition systems have been installed across various states.

Several users pointed out the Orwellian system and asked if this was even legal.
Several users pointed out the Orwellian system and asked if this was even legal.

Hyd to get Metro rail connectivity to airport

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:57 AM IST

The construction activity was going on at a brisk pace, with the demand for the real estate sector fast picking up.

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and others during the foundation stone laying ceremony for Hyderabad Airport Metro Rail project construction, in Hyderabad. (PTI)
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and others during the foundation stone laying ceremony for Hyderabad Airport Metro Rail project construction, in Hyderabad. (PTI)

Andhra on alert, disaster response forces deployed in coastal districts

Updated on Dec 10, 2022 02:58 AM IST

Andhra Pradesh chief secretary K S Jawahar Reddy, who reviewed the situation with the collectors of the four districts, asked them to take all precautionary steps to prevent the loss of lives and minimise damage to the properties.

A lifegaurd walks along the sea-shore as waves crash onto the shore ahead of the landfall of cyclonic storm Mandous, in Chennai. (PTI)
A lifegaurd walks along the sea-shore as waves crash onto the shore ahead of the landfall of cyclonic storm Mandous, in Chennai. (PTI)

‘Abki baar, kisan sarkar’: KCR on national mission

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:50 AM IST

The BRS president announced that the new party will contest the ensuing assembly elections in neighbouring Karnataka in alliance with the Janata Dal (Secular).

KCR, as the chief minister is popularly called, announced his mission to play a larger role in the national politics during a meeting at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad. (PTI)
KCR, as the chief minister is popularly called, announced his mission to play a larger role in the national politics during a meeting at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad. (PTI)

Twenty 20 party president booked under SC/ST Act for ‘discrimination’

Updated on Dec 10, 2022 03:00 AM IST

In his complaint, the legislator alleged that he was socially boycotted by the Twenty20 and its leaders several times.

Sabu M Jacob (HT Photo)
Sabu M Jacob (HT Photo)

Injudicious to implement old pension scheme: NK Singh

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:45 AM IST

Restoring the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) is an injudicious step and will put the states’ finances under great difficulty, said NK Singh, chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, on Friday.

Restoring the Old Pension Scheme is an injudicious step and will put the states’ finances under great difficulty, said NK Singh, chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, on Friday. (HT photo)
Restoring the Old Pension Scheme is an injudicious step and will put the states’ finances under great difficulty, said NK Singh, chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, on Friday. (HT photo)

Heavy rainfall lashes Chennai, 15 distts as cyclone Mandous nears

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:42 AM IST

The Chennai International Airport cancelled more than a dozen flights due to the cyclone, officials aware of the matter said.

Preparations are being made by Tamil Nadu Disaster Relief Force & Greater Chennai Police Rescue Team for the rescue operations in view of the Cyclone Mandous, in Chennai on Friday. (ANI)
Preparations are being made by Tamil Nadu Disaster Relief Force & Greater Chennai Police Rescue Team for the rescue operations in view of the Cyclone Mandous, in Chennai on Friday. (ANI)

Jharkhand police trying to ‘save’ accused in toll plaza graft case: HC

Updated on Dec 10, 2022 02:02 AM IST

The court also turned down the arguments of Alam, Mishra and the state government against ED being made a respondent in the matter, and directed the agency along with the CBI to file counter affidavits in two weeks, and posted the matter for December 22.

Jharkhand High Court in Ranchi. (HT file)(HT_PRINT)
Jharkhand High Court in Ranchi. (HT file)(HT_PRINT)

2022: A World Cup of the young

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:34 AM IST

In every World Cup, there are always some young players who break out, shine, gather the attention of the world, and eventually clinch lucrative moves to top clubs

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Heavy rain on east coast ahead of Cyclone Mandous’s landfall

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:32 AM IST

With Cyclone Mandous expected to make landfall in Tamil Nadu coast between Puducherry and Sriharikota near Mahabalipuram around Friday midnight, authorities in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh stepped up operations and raised the level of alertness for minimum damage.

Preparations for rescue operations underway in Chennai on Friday. (ANI)
Preparations for rescue operations underway in Chennai on Friday. (ANI)

Cong searches for CM consensus amid chaos

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:32 AM IST

The Congress’s lawmakers in Himachal Pradesh on Friday entrusted the party’s central leadership to pick the next chief minister, as factions competing for the state’s top job appeared far from a consensus a day after winning a decisive election victory.

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Maharashtra leaders meet PM Modi, Shah over border dispute, governor’s remarks

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:30 AM IST

Political leaders in Maharashtra on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah to seek their intervention in two controversial issues brewing in the state.

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CM Bommai launches ‘rapid road work’ tech, activists question project

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:28 AM IST

As the rapid road method is expected to cost 30% more than the white-topping project, Bommai said the state government would consider the construction of rapid roads by using pre-cast technology only after examining its quality and rate.

The rapid road method involves pre-cast large cement blocks that are 20 feet long and 5 feet wide, placed together on a stretch. (HT PHOTO)
The rapid road method involves pre-cast large cement blocks that are 20 feet long and 5 feet wide, placed together on a stretch. (HT PHOTO)

Uniform Civil Code: Will it work for India? Arguments in favour and against

Published on Dec 10, 2022 12:28 AM IST

The UCC is a proposal to “formulate and implement personal laws of the citizens which will be applicable to every Indian irrespective caste, religion and sexual orientation.”

Members of the Muslim community stage a protest against the Uniform Civil Code set up by the Uttarakhand government, in Dehradun.(PTI file)
Members of the Muslim community stage a protest against the Uniform Civil Code set up by the Uttarakhand government, in Dehradun.(PTI file)

New songbird found in mountains of Arunachal Pradesh, say experts

Updated on Dec 10, 2022 02:04 AM IST

When the team reached the peak of the mountain in the north-eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh, they found a bird which looked similar to the Grey-bellied Wren Babbler, but didn’t sound like one, the team members said.

The team took pictures of the bird and compared it with the existing images of Wren Babblers.(Twitter/@PemaKhanduBJP)
The team took pictures of the bird and compared it with the existing images of Wren Babblers.(Twitter/@PemaKhanduBJP)
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