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  • Nov 22, 2021 08:59 PM IST

    Dozens killed in attacks on DR Congo villages, displaced camp, reports AFP

    Dozens of people were killed in attacks on villages and a centre for the internally displaced in DR Congo's northeastern Ituri province, news agency AFP quoted a military source as saying on Monday.

    Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source further told AFP that attacks on Sunday night in Djugu territory resulted in "dozens of deaths".

  • Nov 22, 2021 07:57 PM IST

    Bengaluru airport becomes 1st facility in South Asia to commission Rosenbauer firefighting equipment, reports PTI

    Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, has commissioned a state-of-the-art firefighting system Rosenbauer Tactical Simulator, making it the first facility in South Asia to have this high-tech equipment, news agency PTI quoted BIAL as saying on Monday.

  • Nov 22, 2021 07:24 PM IST

    Air India board members may resign soon 

    With Tatas taking over Air India from January 2022, the board members of the airline have been asked to resign, people familiar with the development said on Monday. Air India board of directors were asked to resign in their meeting that took place last week.

  • Nov 22, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    Pak PM allows humanitarian aid for Afghanistan sent by India to pass though nation

    Pakistan PM Imran Khan announces Pakistan will allow the 50,000 MT of wheat India has offered to provide Afghanistan as humanitarian assistance to go through Pakistan as soon as modalities are finalized with the Indian side

  • Nov 22, 2021 06:14 PM IST

    TMC youth wing leader Saayoni Ghosh granted bail by Tripura Court

    TMC youth wing leader Saayoni Ghosh, who allegedly disturbed CM Biplab Deb's public meeting, granted bail by Tripura court.

  • Nov 22, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    Congress announces candidates for elections to Maharashtra Legislative Council

    The Congress on Monday fielded Satej alias Bunty D Patil and Gaurav Devendralal Wani for the biennial elections to Maharashtra Legislative Council from local authorities' constituencies, reports ANI.

  • Nov 22, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    Shah seeks report from Tripura CM on police brutality allegedly faced by TMC workers

    Union home minister Amit Shah has sought report from Tripura chief minister Biplab Dev on police brutality allegedly faced by TMC workers. 

  • Nov 22, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    Patalpani railway station in Indore to be renamed as Tantya Mama railway station

    Patalpani railway station in Indore to be renamed as Tantya Mama railway station, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announces.

  • Nov 22, 2021 04:16 PM IST

    TMC MPs reach Amit Shah's residence against alleged police brutality

    A delegation of TMC MPs has reached the residence of Union home minister Amit Shah to meet him over the alleged police brutality in Tripura.

  • Nov 22, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    Harish Rawat-Trivendra Singh Rawat meeting sparks fresh speculations in Uttarakhand

    BJP leader Trivendra Singh Rawat and Congress' Harish Rawat met on Monday, people familiar with the development said. Even as both the leaders termed it a courtesy meeting to enquire about each other's health, the political analysts termed it a "display of power politics" especially by Trivendra Singh.

  • Nov 22, 2021 03:56 PM IST

    Bombay HC grants relief to Rahul Gandhi

    Bombay high court directs Metropolitan Magistrate to defer hearing on a defamation complaint filed by a BJP worker beyond December 20, 2021.

  • Nov 22, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    'Will give 1000 per month to every adult woman in Punjab'

    If we form govt in Punjab in 2022, then we will give every woman of the state, who is above 18 years of age, 1000 per month. If a family has 3 female members then each will get 1000. This'll be the world's biggest women empowerment program: Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi CM

  • Nov 22, 2021 02:46 PM IST

    Chhattisgarh announces 2% reduction in VAT on diesel, 1% reduction on petrol

    The Chhattisgarh government on Monday announced a 2% reduction in VAT on diesel and 1% reduction on petrol. In a statament, the Chhattisgarh CMO said that the government will incur a loss of around 1,000 crores. 

  • Nov 22, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    Mamata says she will raise matter of alleged police brutality in Tripura with PM Modi during a meet 

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said she will raise the alleged police brutality against TMC leaders in Tripura during a meeting with PM Modi .

  • Nov 22, 2021 02:30 PM IST

    All-party meet called ahead of Parliament session, reports ANI

    An all-party meet has been called ahead of Parliament Winter Session slated for November 28, reports news agency ANI, citing sources.

    According to ANI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi may also attend the meet.

  • Nov 22, 2021 02:06 PM IST

    BJP leader in Maharashtra joins Congress in the presence of state Minister Nitin Raut

    Dr Ravindra Bhoyar, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and corporator, joined the Congress party in Nagpur in presence of Maharashtra minister Nitin Raut.

  • Nov 22, 2021 01:28 PM IST

    Delhi lifts ban on construction, demolition as air quality improves

    Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said on Monday that his government has lifted the ban on construction and demolition activities in the city in view of an improvement in air 

  • Nov 22, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    SC shields ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh from arrest in 6 FIRs

    The Supreme Court on Monday has protected former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh from arrest in 6 First lodged against him in Maharashtra. He has been asked to join the investigation.

  • Nov 22, 2021 12:31 PM IST

    Ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh is in India, lawyer tells SC

    Param Bir Singh, the former commissioner of Mumbai Police, is in India and does want to abscond, his lawyer told the Supreme Court on Monday. 

  • Nov 22, 2021 12:02 PM IST

    ‘Elbow room for 5G rollout’: Bharti Airtel hikes prepaid mobile tariffs from Nov 26

    Telecom giant Bharti Airtel on Monday said it will increase rates of its prepaid mobile plans by at least 20 per cent later this week. The company said the move will give Airtel the elbow room to roll out 5G in India. Read more

  • Nov 22, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    Unexpected rainfall in Karnataka led to huge crop loss, says CM Bommai

    Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Monday that unexpected rainfall in the state has led to huge crop loss. “I've asked for an immediate report on the compensation (of 685 crores). 130 crores have already been released for previous crop loss,” Bommai told news agency ANI. 

  • Nov 22, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    No Covid-19 cases recorded in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for a week

    Andaman and Nicobar Islands has not reported a single infection due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for seven consecutive days, and the caseload remains unchanged at 7,646. Previously, the Union Territory recorded four new cases on Novermber 14. 

  • Nov 22, 2021 10:39 AM IST

    From today, Western Railway introduces 8 more AC local trains in Mumbai

    From Monday, the Western Railway (WR) will introduce eight more air-conditioned local train services in Mumbai, taking the total number to 20. Read more

  • Nov 22, 2021 10:25 AM IST

    Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman to be awarded the Vir Chakra today

    Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman, who shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet in 2019, will be awarded the Vir Chakra today.

  • Nov 22, 2021 10:16 AM IST

    SP workers perform ‘havan’ to celebrate party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav's birthday

    Workers of the Samajwadi Party (SP) celebrated party founder and patron Mulayam Singh Yadav's birthday on Monday by cutting a cake and performing a 'havan' at the party office in Lucknow.

  • Nov 22, 2021 09:17 AM IST

    India sees decline in daily Covid-19 tally with 8,488 new cases

    India's tally on Monday saw a major decline after 8,488 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry's update at 8 am. Read more

  • Nov 22, 2021 08:17 AM IST

    BJP, TMC denied permission to hold rallies in Tripura

    The Tripura Police on Monday denied permission to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) told hold rallies and roadshows in Agartala today in view escalating tensions in the city. Read more

  • Nov 22, 2021 08:08 AM IST

    SUV plows into Wisconsin Christmas parade, some deaths reported

    A SUV plowed through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, striking more than 20 people including children and causing "some fatalities," the city's police chief said. 

  • Nov 22, 2021 07:56 AM IST

    Mizoram reports 212 new Covid-19 cases, 2 more deaths

    Mizoram on Monday reported 212 new Covid-19 cases and two more deaths, which pushed the caseload and death toll to 131,897 and 479 respectively. 

  • Nov 22, 2021 07:32 AM IST

    US trade representative Katherine Tai to begin India visit today

    United States Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai will on Monday visit India for two days and hold discussions with officials on enhancing trade and economic ties between the two countries. This is Tai's first visit to India after she assumed office in March. Read more

  • Nov 22, 2021 07:07 AM IST

    United States: 20 injured in Wisconsin after vehicle plows into Christmas parade

    A vehicle plowed into a Christmas parade in the US state of Wisconsin on Sunday, injuring more than 20 people, news agency AFP reported citing police officials.

  • Nov 22, 2021 07:03 AM IST

    Karnataka rains: 24 people dead, 658 houses completely damaged

    As many as 24 people have died in Karnataka due to heavy rains while 658 houses have been completely damaged, according to a statement by the chief minister's office (CMO). 

  • Nov 22, 2021 06:21 AM IST

    Kejriwal to begin 2-day visit to Punjab, will make big announcements in Moga

    Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP's) national convener Arvind Kejriwal will on Monday begin his two-day visit to Punjab, where assembly elections are due next year. Read more

  • Nov 22, 2021 06:14 AM IST

    Fresh protests against Covid-19 restrictions break out in Europe

    A fresh wave of protests broke out in many European cities and in some French overseas territories on Sunday against the Covid-19 restrictions which have been reintroduced to ward off the spread of the virus. 

    There were fresh demonstrations in Austria, where the government is imposing a new lockdown and vaccine mandate. In Belgium, violence was reported during a protest in the capital city of Brussels which was attended by 35,000 people. On the other hand, protests continued in several Dutch cities for a third consecutive day. 

     

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Junk Gyanvapi survey, say Muslim petitioners

The suit filed by the Hindu petitioners for unhindered right to worship inside the Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi complex must be dismissed right away without going into the survey report of the mosque, the Gyanvapi mosque management committee urged the Varanasi district court on Thursday.
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Published on May 26, 2022 11:47 PM IST
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Govt considers windfall tax on oil and gas giants

India is considering a so-called windfall tax on oil and gas producers (state-owned as well as private) to offset ballooning public expenditure on fuel, food and fertiliser subsidies amid skyrocketing inflation, two people familiar with the development said on condition of anonymity.
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Published on May 26, 2022 11:20 PM IST
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ByRajeev Jayaswal

How hatred killed Kashmir’s rising video star

Bhat was shot dead by unidentified militants in her village of Hushroo, deep in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Wednesday. Her family – a father, an elder sister and labourer brother-in-law, and their two children – suspect that she was killed for her videos that many found un-Islamic but cannot make sense of the grisly murder.
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Published on May 26, 2022 11:14 PM IST
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ByAshiq Hussain

What does NFHS tell us about the pandemic’s employment impact?

Did the Covid-19 pandemic have a lasting impact on employment in India? There is no official data to answer this question in a comprehensive manner at the moment. The latest annual report of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) – it is the official source of employment statistics in India – is available for the July 2019 to June 2020 period. It does show a sharp increase in unemployment during the period of the 68-day long nationwide lockdown which began on March 25 
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Updated on May 26, 2022 11:14 PM IST
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Lashkar terrorists who killed Kashmiri TV actor Amreen Bhat trapped in gunfight

Both killers (Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists) of Amreen Bhat, a Kashmiri TV artiste, are trapped in the Awantipora encounter, the police added.
Students of a dance institute light candles to pay tribute to TV artiste Amreen Bhat, in Jammu, Thursday, (PTI)
Students of a dance institute light candles to pay tribute to TV artiste Amreen Bhat, in Jammu, Thursday, (PTI)
Updated on May 26, 2022 11:11 PM IST
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Akshay Kumar ‘salutes’ father of cop killed in Baramulla encounter: ‘A hero'

Mudasir Ahmad was a part of the Baramulla encounter in which three Pakistani terrorists of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group were killed.
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar in Mumbai. (AFP file)
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar in Mumbai. (AFP file)
Updated on May 26, 2022 11:08 PM IST
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IAS couple, who walked their dog at Delhi stadium, transferred

The Union home ministry, which shunted them out, also sought and received a report from chief secretary, Delhi, on the ‘factual position’ after a news report alleged misuse of facilities at Thyagraj Stadium by Sanjeev Khirwar and his wife Rinku Dugga.
The viral photo of the IAS couple and their dog. (Courtesy: Indian Express)
The viral photo of the IAS couple and their dog. (Courtesy: Indian Express)
Published on May 26, 2022 10:14 PM IST
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56 kg of cocaine worth 500 crore seized near Gujarat's Mundra port

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence said it had seized 321 kgs of cocaine worth 3,200 crore during its anti-drug crackdown across the country in the previous financial year. 
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence recovered 52 kgs of cocaine from Mundra port. (Directorate of Revenue Intelligence)
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence recovered 52 kgs of cocaine from Mundra port. (Directorate of Revenue Intelligence)
Published on May 26, 2022 09:50 PM IST
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BSF apprehends 2 Pakistani fishermen, seizes 4 boats from Kutch border

BSF officials on Thursday observed the movement of some Pakistani fishing boats near the horizontal channel of Harami Nala in Kutch while patrolling in the area on Thursday.
The arrest of 2 Pakistani fishermen and the seizure of four boats came a day after BSF officials found an abandoned Pakistani fishing boat at Harami Naala in Katch. (PTI)
The arrest of 2 Pakistani fishermen and the seizure of four boats came a day after BSF officials found an abandoned Pakistani fishing boat at Harami Naala in Katch. (PTI)
Published on May 26, 2022 09:45 PM IST
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India, Bangladesh foreign ministers to co-chair JCC meeting in Delhi on May 30

The bilateral Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting will help prepare the grounds for Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s planned visit to India, expected to take place early in July.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Bangladesh counterpart AK Abdul Momen will co-chair the JCC meeting. (PTI File Photo)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Bangladesh counterpart AK Abdul Momen will co-chair the JCC meeting. (PTI File Photo)
Published on May 26, 2022 09:20 PM IST
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Tripura by-polls, semi-final for parties ahead of 2023 assembly elections

By-elections in four assembly constituencies in Tripura are scheduled to be held on June 23. The results will be declared on June 26.
The by-polls in Tripura will be a challenge for chief minister Dr. Manik Saha, who replaced Biplab Kumar Deb this month. (PTI)
The by-polls in Tripura will be a challenge for chief minister Dr. Manik Saha, who replaced Biplab Kumar Deb this month. (PTI)
Updated on May 26, 2022 09:05 PM IST
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Daily brief: MK Stalin urges PM Modi to make Tamil official language like Hindi

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin during a ceremony at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin during a ceremony at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, 
Published on May 26, 2022 08:58 PM IST
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DHFL-Yes Bank case: CBI arrests businessman Avinash Bhosale

Avinash Bhonsle is the founder of Avinash Bhosale Infrastructure Limited (ABIL) Group in Pune. The probe agency suspects that illicit funds were routed through several real estate companies based in Maharashtra.
Bhosale has been arrested in a 2020 case against Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor and Kapil Vadhawan of DHFL.(PTI)
Bhosale has been arrested in a 2020 case against Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor and Kapil Vadhawan of DHFL.(PTI)
Published on May 26, 2022 08:51 PM IST
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Maoist movement in core area of Kanha tiger reserve; security posts to be set up

Maoist presence has been detected in four of the six core zones of the Kanha tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
Kanha tiger reserve has 110 tigers and 80% of the country’s swamp deer population. (Representational Image)
Kanha tiger reserve has 110 tigers and 80% of the country’s swamp deer population. (Representational Image)
Published on May 26, 2022 08:12 PM IST
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‘Tamil language is…’: PM Modi in Chennai to launch key projects | Top quotes 

In his address, PM Modi quoted a popular verse of nationalist poet Subramania Bharathi in praise of Tamil and said that in every field someone from Tamil Nadu was excelling.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin during a ceremony at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin during a ceremony at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, (PTI)
Updated on May 26, 2022 08:17 PM IST
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