Maharashtra govt to give 50,000 as ex gratia payment to kin of Covid victims

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  • Nov 26, 2021 11:07 PM IST

    33 students test positive for Covid-19 at Bengaluru school, reports ANI citing official

    At least 33 students have tested positive for Covid-19 at The International School in Bengaluru, news agency ANI quoted Bengaluru district health officer as saying. 

    “They're asymptomatic. 2 of them taken by their parents to Nagpur & Hyderabad, cross notification sent to the States. Campus sealed,” the official added.

  • Nov 26, 2021 10:43 PM IST

    10 cops injured as violence spreads on French Caribbean islands, reports AFP

    At least 10 police officers were injured and several journalists shot at on the French Caribbean island of Martinique overnight Thursday to Friday as protests sparked by Covid-19 vaccine measures spread, reports news agency AFP.

  • Nov 26, 2021 10:28 PM IST

    Congress' Mukesh Goel to join AAP on Saturday, reports ANI

    Senior Congress leader Mukesh Goel to join Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday, people familair with the matter told news agency ANI.

  • Nov 26, 2021 09:17 PM IST

    Maharashtra to give 50,000 as ex gratia payment to kin of Covid victims

    The Maharashtra government on Friday announced that it will give ex gratia of 50,000 to the kin of people who died of Covid-19 in Maharashtra over the last 20 months. The state has reported as many as 1,40,891 deaths since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.

  • Nov 26, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    Merck’s latest trial data show its Covid-19 pill is less effective: Report

    Merck & Co. said updated results showed its Covid-19 pill reduced the risk of hospitalization or death among adults with mild to moderate disease by 30%, less than a previous estimate and well below a rival treatment from Pfizer Inc, reported Bloomberg.

  • Nov 26, 2021 08:33 PM IST

    Booster doses will be required: AIIMS Delhi Covid-19 Task Force 

    “Booster doses will be required & immediate studies are needed, based on age groups & different patients. In Israel, vaccine effectiveness after the booster dose rose from 40% to 93%,” news agency ANI quoted chairperson of the Covid Task Force in AIIMS Delhi, Dr Naveet Wig, as saying.

  • Nov 26, 2021 07:46 PM IST

    Israel bans arrivals from most of Africa over new coronavirus variant, reports Reuters

    Israel has imposed a travel ban on most African states, after reporting cases of a new coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa, reports Reuters.

  • Nov 26, 2021 06:46 PM IST

    Serum Institute of India resumes Covid-19 vaccine exports

    Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine maker, on Friday said it has resumed exports of Covishield vaccine to low- and middle-income countries with the first batch of consignment leaving its Pune facility.

  • Nov 26, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    Hundreds of years of dependence pushed India into several problems: PM Modi

    "Hundreds of years of dependence pushed India into several problems. The India that was once called a golden bird was suffering from poverty, starvation & diseases. In that background, the Constitution always helped us in taking forward the nation,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, while addressing Vigyan Bhavan on the occasion of the Constitution day.

  • Nov 26, 2021 05:52 PM IST

    Fire breaks out in Durg Express near Jhansi, 3 coaches detached for firefighting operations

    Fire has broken out in Durg Express near Jhansi. At least three coaches have been detached for firefighting operations, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Two fire tenders are currently at the spot, and medical vans have been rushed from Agra and Gwalior. 

  • Nov 26, 2021 05:48 PM IST

    Russian President Putin to visit India on December 6, reports ANI citing Russian embassy

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit India on December 6, 2021. During his visit, Putin and PM Modi will exchange views on topical issues on the international agenda, including joint work within the G20, BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, news agency ANI quoted the Russian embassy as saying.

  • Nov 26, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    India to resume int'l flights from Dec 15, bars 14 countries

    The Centre will resume regular international flights from December 15, barring 14 countries, people familiar with the development said on Friday. Read more

  • Nov 26, 2021 04:33 PM IST

    WHO urges countries to apply 'risk-based' approach for travel measures

    The World Health Organisation has recommended countries to apply 'risk-based' approach when implementing travel measures amid fears over new Coronavirus variant detected in South Africa.

  • Nov 26, 2021 03:31 PM IST

    Israeli PM meets health experts over new Covid-19 variant, warns of ‘state of emergency’

    Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met health experts on Friday to discuss how best to respond to a new variant of coronavirus that has been detected in South Africa. "We are currently on the verge of a state of emergency," Reuters quoted Bennett as saying.

  • Nov 26, 2021 02:48 PM IST

    CBI to prosecute former Allahabad HC judge in bribery case

    The Central Bureu of Investigation on Friday received sanctions to prosecute former Allahabad High Court judge Narayan Shukla in a bribery case.

  • Nov 26, 2021 02:32 PM IST

    WHO to meet today to designate new variant B.1.1.529: Report

    The World Health Organisation is convening an experts' meeting from Geneva at midday (1100 GMT) on Friday to assess the new Covid-19 variant B.1.1.529 amid growing concern, Reuters quoted WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier as saying.

  • Nov 26, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    Israel detects case of new Covid variant from South Africa

    The Israeli health ministry announced on Friday that the country has reported a case of the new Covid-19 variant from South Africa. Israel is the third country apart from Hong Kong and Botswana to report cases of this variant

  • Nov 26, 2021 01:45 PM IST

    After UK, Germany to ban most travel from South Africa over new Covid variant

  • Nov 26, 2021 01:13 PM IST

    No cases of B.1.1.529 Covid variant cases in India so far: Report

    No cases of the B.1.1.529 variant of the coronavirus have been reported in India so far, reports ANI citing official sources. 

  • Nov 26, 2021 12:49 PM IST

    ‘Mark of disrespect’: Union minister slams oppn skipping Constitution Day event

    Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Friday targeted the Congress and other opposition parties for boycotting the Constitution Day event at Parliament, which was attended by President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi among others. Read more

  • Nov 26, 2021 12:32 PM IST

    TMC urges SC to postpone counting of Nov 25 Tripura civic polls

    The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Friday urged the Supreme Court to postpone the counting of votes for the municipal elections held in Tripura on Thursday. The TMC alleged that people were not allowed to vote. 

  • Nov 26, 2021 11:37 AM IST

    Constitution Day a salute to our Parliament, says PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday Constitution Day is a salute to Parliament, where many of the country's political leaders brainstormed to give India its Constitution. Read more

  • Nov 26, 2021 11:36 AM IST

    SC issues notice on NGO's plea challenging appointment of Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police commissioner

    The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to an NGO that challenged the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police commissioner. 

  • Nov 26, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    Constitution a modern version of ‘The Gita’ for us, says Om Birla

    Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said on Friday that the Indian constitution is a modern version of the Gita. 

  • Nov 26, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    Delhi chief secy appointed as election commissioner for municipal polls

    Delhi chief secretary Vijay Kumar Dev has been appointed as the election commissioner for municipal polls in the city, news agency ANI reported on Friday. 

  • Nov 26, 2021 10:38 AM IST

    Sensex plunges over 1,300 points, Nifty below 17,200

  • Nov 26, 2021 09:45 AM IST

    Heavy rain forecast in Puducherry, schools to be closed till Nov 27: Minister

    The Puducherry government announced on Friday that all schools and colleges in the Union Territory (UT) will be closed till Saturday because of heavy rainfall predicted by the weather bureau. Read more

  • Nov 26, 2021 09:28 AM IST

    India's daily Covid-19 rises again with 10,549 new cases; active cases up by 193

    India's daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) went up again on Friday after 10,549 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 34,555,431, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard. The active cases have increase by 193 and stand at 110,133. 

  • Nov 26, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    PM Modi greets citizens on Constitution Day, shares part of Ambedkar's speech at Constituent Assembly

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted citizens on the occasion of Constitution Day and shared a part of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar's speech at the Constituent Assembly. 

  • Nov 26, 2021 08:22 AM IST

    Chhattisgarh CM likely to meet PM Modi; farmers, mill workers issues on agenda

    Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inform him about the problems mill workers and farmers of the state are facing. Baghel will be accompanied by all members of his cabinet. Read more

  • Nov 26, 2021 07:40 AM IST

    Delhi's air quality in very poor category

    According to data shared by SAFAR-India, Delhi's air quality index (AQI) is at 339 in the ‘very poor’ category. 

  • Nov 26, 2021 06:35 AM IST

    Constitution Day today: History, celebrations, significance

    November 26 is observed as Constitution Day or ‘Samvidhan Diwas’ every year, which commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of India. On November 26, 1949, the Constitution was adopted and it came into effect on January 26, 1950. Read more

  • Nov 26, 2021 06:22 AM IST

    K'taka CM tells officials to intensify vaccination drive to improve 2nd dose coverage

    Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai has instructed officials to intensify vaccination drive against Covid-19 to improve 2nd dose coverage. Read more

  • Nov 26, 2021 05:43 AM IST

    UK to increase global military presence, says defence ministry

    The United Kingdom will step up its military presence in the world, according to a plan, released by the defence ministry on Thursday.

    "More of the Army will be deployed across the globe, more of the time. Greater forward deployment will improve our ability to anticipate crises and be ready to compete beneath the threshold of open conflict," according to the Future Soldier modernisation plan. 


Mumbai Mira Road murder: Manoj and Saraswati were husband-wife, claim sisters

Published on Jun 09, 2023 04:03 PM IST

Mumbai Mira Road murder victim Saraswati Vaidya grew up in an orphanage but had three sisters who recorded their statements with the police on Friday.

Manoj Sane's flat where he was staying with 32-year-old Saraswati Vaidya(PTI)

'Kejriwal's 1st choice for Punjab CM wasn't you...': Sidhu's wife taunts Mann

Navjot Kaur's claims came in the backdrop of a war of words between Punjan cheif minister Bhagwant Mann and Congress leader Navjot Sidhu.

Navjot Kaur Sidhu, former MLA from Amritsar East in Punjab and wife of Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu(HT File Photo)
Published on Jun 09, 2023 04:00 PM IST

Naveen Patnaik drops Odisha higher education minister after performance review

Rohit Pujari was inducted as Odisha higher education minister in June last year as part of Naveen Patnaik’s overhaul of the council of ministers

Naveen Patnaik reviewed performances of all departments between May 22 and June 2. The performance of the Pujari-led higher education department was at the bottom of the list (Twitter/DHE_Odisha)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 03:54 PM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

Safe harbour clause let big tech evade responsibility: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Union minister of state for electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar promised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government will undo the damage done when the Congress was in power

Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 03:46 PM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

Counting for 3rd phase of Bihar's Municipal Elections to be held on June 11

The voting of the third phase of the state's Municipal elections is underway. It was held from 7am to 5pm on Friday.

The voting of the third phase of the state's Municipal elections is underway. It was held from 7 am to 5 pm on Friday. (File)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 03:46 PM IST

Mumbai murder accused claims to be HIV+, says Saraswati was possessive: Report

Mumbai Mira Road murder accused Manoj Sane told police he contracted HIV in 2008 and never had any physical relationship with Saraswati Vaidya.

Manoj Sane told police Saraswati was like his 'daughter'.
Published on Jun 09, 2023 02:47 PM IST

SC takes suo motu cognisance of lack of toilets for women lawyers at Ooty court

Legal news portal Bar and Bench on June 6 reported that despite the intervention of the Supreme Court in April, the lack of toilet facilities continued to be a reason for concerns

The Supreme Court. (AP)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 02:42 PM IST

Wrestlers didn’t make hate speeches or commit cognisable offence: Delhi Police

The police filed a report before a court in response to a criminal complaint seeking a First Information Report (FIR) against top wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, and Sakshi Malik

The wrestlers camped at New Delhi’s protest site Jantar Mantar for 38 days. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 02:07 PM IST

Indira Gandhi assassination row: Brampton has highest share of Sikhs in Canada

Data from the 2021 census says there are over 1.6 lakh Sikhs in Brampton, which is located in the Greater Toronto Area and in Ontario province.

Parade float depicting Indira Gandhi's assassination in Canada.
Published on Jun 09, 2023 01:36 PM IST

'Have come for justice': Supriya Sule on threats against NCP boss Sharad Pawar

“The responsibility of Pawar Sahab's security lies with the home ministry”, Sule said speaking about the death threat.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Supriya Sule(ANI)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:29 PM IST

‘Living with uncle…owns cloth mills': What Mumbai murder victim told orphanage

Saraswati Vaidya, 36, was in a live-in relationship with Manoj Sane, 56, and the couple resided in a building in Mira Road East for the past three years.

Accused Manoj Sane being bought to Thane sessions court in the killing of Saraswati Vaidya, in Thane on Thursday.(ANI)
Published on Jun 09, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Afternoon brief: Cong rips into EAM Jaishankar over Rahul Gandhi attack

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar attends a press conference as BRICS foreign ministers meet in Cape Town, South Africa.(REUTERS file photo)
Published on Jun 09, 2023 12:54 PM IST

SC declines interim relief on plea by wife of gangster shot dead in UP court

“The stand is continuously shifting...let the matter be listed after vacation. There is no urgency for a hearing during the vacation,” the bench said.

Lawyers staged protest after the killing of Sanjeev Jeeva inside the Lucknow court. (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 01:18 PM IST

Supreme Court declines urgent hearing of plea against Manipur internet shutdown

The bench turned down the request to list the petition during the summer break.

The petition said the residents of the state experienced feelings of “fear, anxiety, helplessness, and frustration” as a result of the shutdown.
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 12:51 PM IST
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