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  • Nov 28, 2021 09:28 PM IST

    India makes negative RT-PCR test report, 14-day travel details mandatory for international passengers from Dec 1

    The Union health ministry has revised guidelines for international arrivals in India which will come into effect from December 1. Under the revised guidelines, international passengers entering India have to submit 14-days travel details and upload negative RT-PCR test report on Air Suvidha portal before the journey.

    Travellers from 'countries at-risk' will need to take the Covid test post-arrival and wait for results at the airport, according to health ministry guidelines.

    If tested negative, they have to undergo home quarantine for seven days followed by a re-test on the eighth day. If the test again yields a negative result, they will have to further self-monitor for the next seven days.

    “Travellers from countries excluding those 'countries at risk' will be allowed to leave airport and shall self-monitor health for 14 days' post arrival. A sub-section (5% of total flight passengers) shall undergo post-arrival testing at random at the airport on arrival,” the guidelines state. Read full story here

  • Nov 28, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    Tejashwi says Lalu Yadav's sugar level fluctuating

    Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav said that his father and party chief Lalu Prasad was taken to AIIMS, Delhi after he complained of fever and weakness. The Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly said that Lalu Yadav's sugar level is fluctuating.

  • Nov 28, 2021 08:12 PM IST

    Indians can leave Israel as long as flights are available, says Israeli Ambassador

    Israeli Ambassador to India Naor Gilon said that Indians can leave Israel as long as flights are available. Amid tightening travel restrictions over the Omicron variant, Gilon said only permanent residents can enter Israel.

    "So Indians who have been working, living, studying in Israel already can come in, no problem with that," he added.

  • Nov 28, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    After BJP sweeps Tripura civic polls, PM Modi says 'clear message' from people

  • Nov 28, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    Magnitude-7.5 earthquake strikes northern Peru

    The US Geological Survey said a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 has struck northern Peru. While the magnitude was extremely strong, the 112-kilometre depth could reduce damage and casualties, reported Associated Press. The epicenter was of the quake was 42 kilometers north northwest of the coastal city of Barranca.

  • Nov 28, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    BJP sweeps Tripura civic body polls; TMC, CPI(M) fail to open account in Agartala Municipal Corporation

    The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has swept the civic body elections in Tripura, winning all the seats of the 51-member Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC), the state election commission declared. The opposition Trinamool Congress and Communist Party of India (Marxist) failed to open their account in the AMC.

  • Nov 28, 2021 04:09 PM IST

    Meeting of NDA parties' floor leaders in both Houses begins at Parliament

    The meeting of NDA parties' floor leaders in both Houses began after the conclusion of the BJP Parliamentary Executive Committee meeting at Parliament in New Delhi.

  • Nov 28, 2021 03:04 PM IST

    Karnataka govt suggests postponing all social & cultural, academic events in educational institutions

    Karnataka government has suggested educational institutions postpone all social, cultural, and academic events for two months over Covid clusters in some districts.

  • Nov 28, 2021 02:46 PM IST

    PM Modi condoles deaths in Nadia road accident, prays for recovery of injured

    "Extremely pained by the loss of lives due to a road accident in Nadia, West Bengal. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover at the earliest," PM Modi tweeted.

  • Nov 28, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    Union health secy asks all states to boost containment, vaccination after Omicron alarm

    Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan writes to all States/UTs over the Omicron variant of Covid-19, asks them to enforce intensive containment and active surveillance measures and also increase coverage of vaccination.

  • Nov 28, 2021 01:42 PM IST

    All-party meeting convened ahead of Parliament winter session

    PM Modi chairs the all-party meeting convened by the government today, ahead of winter session of the Parliament.

  • Nov 28, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    Earthquake of 5.1 magnitude jolts Peru

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 jolted 28 km west of Callao, Peru at 0632 GMT on Sunday, according to the US Geological Survey.

    The epicenter, with a depth of 64.45 km, was initially determined to be at 12.0305 degrees south latitude and 77.3749 degrees west longitude, news agency ANI reported, quoting Xinhua.

  • Nov 28, 2021 01:33 PM IST

    Karnataka makes negative RT-PCR report mandatory for travellers from Maharashtra, Kerala

    Karnataka government has issued guidelines for travellers from Maharashtra and Kerala. “Production of RT-PCR negative report (irrespective of vaccination status) not older than 72 hours at entry point is mandatory for those arriving from Kerala & Maharashtra. Students who have arrived from Kerala in last 15 days to undergo mandatory RT-PCR test,” the government said.

  • Nov 28, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    Maldives bans travellers from 7 African nations over Omicron Covid variant

    Maldives said it was barring travellers from seven African countries from Sunday over concerns about the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, reported Reuters.

    Travellers will not be allowed into Maldives from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho and Eswatini, its health ministry said in a statement.

  • Nov 28, 2021 01:12 PM IST

    Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai to chair high-level meet over air pollution

    Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai will hold a high-level meeting on Monday to review air pollution situation in the capital, news agency PTI quoted officials.

  • Nov 28, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    BJP steers Tripura civic polls, wins 29 out of 51 wards

    BJP has won from 29 wards out of 51 wards bagging majority in Agartala Municipal Corporation, as per State Election Commission

  • Nov 28, 2021 12:33 PM IST

    Tripura civic polls: BJP wins 8 municipal bodies, leads in remaining 6

    The BJP made a clean sweep in eight municipal bodies and are leading in rest six civic bodies.

    The saffron party got 58,821 votes in Agartala Municipal Corporation while Trinamool Congress is in the second position with 22,295 votes and CPM in the third position with 15,960 votes.

  • Nov 28, 2021 12:24 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee condoles deaths in Nadia accident, assures assistance to kin

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee offers condolences on the loss of lives in the Nadia road accident.

    "Government of West Bengal will extend every necessary assistance and support to the kin of the victims," she says.

  • Nov 28, 2021 12:08 PM IST

    Israel closes borders to all foreigners over Omicron outbreak, reports AFP

    Israel closes borders to all foreigners over Omicron variant of Covid-19, reports news agency AFP.

  • Nov 28, 2021 11:51 AM IST

    UPTET 2021 cancelled due to paper leak

    Citing "unavoidable reasons", Uttar Pradesh-Teachers Eligibility Test (UP-TET)-2021 examination has been cancelled following information of paper leak. UP government will conduct the exam again within a month. Investigation to be conducted by UP STF, basic education minister Satish Dwivedi announced.

    He said that fresh date for the test would soon be announced.

  • Nov 28, 2021 11:41 AM IST

    Omicron coronavirus variant makes its way to Australia, 2 confirmed cases in Sydney

    Two cases of the new omicron variant of coronavirus disease reported in Sydney, Australia.

  • Nov 28, 2021 11:12 AM IST

    Mann Ki Baat: ‘Bliss of Vrindavan is infinite, attracts people from around world’, says Modi

    “Vrindavan attracts people from all around the world. No one can fathom the bliss of Vrindavan, its infinite,” PM Modi said. Follow live updates here

  • Nov 28, 2021 10:55 AM IST

    Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi to address the nation at 11am

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation in the 83rd episode of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' at 11am today.

  • Nov 28, 2021 10:34 AM IST

    Tripur civic polls: BJP wins wards 18, 35 of Agartala Municipal Corporation

    The BJP's Tushar Kanti Bhattacharjee and Abhishek Dutta win from Ward number 35 and Ward number 18 of Agartala Municipal Corporation respectively, reports ANI.

  • Nov 28, 2021 09:54 AM IST

    Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to hold Covid-19 review meeting today, reports ANI

    Maharashtra chief minsiter Uddhav Thackeray will hold a Covid-19 review meeting today with all Divisional Commissioners and Collectors.

  • Nov 28, 2021 09:18 AM IST

    India reports 8,774 new Covid-19 cases, deaths up by 621

    India reported a daily rise of 8,774 Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking the country's tally to 3,45,72,523. A total of 621 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, while the active cases dropped significantly.

  • Nov 28, 2021 08:30 AM IST

    Pakistani national detained for crossing over to India handed over as goodwill gesture

    One Pakistani national who inadvertently crossed over into Indian territory was handed over to Pakistan Rangers by BSF on 27th November as a goodwill gesture and on humanitarian grounds. The man had crossed international border (IB) and was detained on 26th November, BSF Punjab Frontier told news agency ANI.

  • Nov 28, 2021 08:21 AM IST

    25 students of Odisha school test positive for Covid-19

    Twenty five students of Govt (SSD) Girls' High School, Chamakpur, Odisha have tested positive for Covid-19.

    The situation is under control & is being monitored by our medical team. The health condition of the students is stable, said Dr Rupavanoo Mishra,Chief District Medical Officer, Mayurbhanj.

  • Nov 28, 2021 07:53 AM IST

    Union parliamentary affairs minister to meet floor leaders at 9:30am today

    Ahead of the winter session of Parliament, a meeting of Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi with floor leaders of political parties is scheduled to take place in Parliament at 9:30 am today.

    The Winter Session will commence on Monday, November 29.

  • Nov 28, 2021 06:59 AM IST

    No fog conditions in Delhi today: IMD

    No fog conditions reported at 5:30am today. Shallow fog with visibility in the range of 500-1000m is being reported in Delhi. Moderate fog with a visibility of 200m reported in Lucknow and Gaya, states India Meteorological Department.

  • Nov 28, 2021 06:43 AM IST

    Kisan mahapanchayat: Farmers to discuss MSP demand, other issues in Mumbai today

    “In the 'Kisaan Mazdoor Mahapanchayat' (to be held today in Mumbai), all farm-related issues including demand for all crop MSP, implementation of Swaminathan report, unemployment and other issues will be discussed,” says BKU leader Rakesh Tikait.

  • Nov 28, 2021 06:33 AM IST

    BSF, Assam police recover Yaba tablets worth 12.96 crore in Karimganj

    Border Security Force (BSF) and Assam Police apprehended one person and recovered 2.59 lakh Yaba tablets from him in a joint operation in Karimganj district of the state on Sunday. According to BSF, these tablets are worth 12.96 crores in the market.

  • Nov 28, 2021 05:47 AM IST

    Himachal Pradesh CM announces new pay scale for state govt employees

    “New pay scales for the state govt employees will be effective from January 1, 2016. The pay of January 2022 will be payable in February 2022 as per revised pay scales,” announced Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

    “All the pensioners and family pensioners will be given revised pension and other pensionary benefits with effect from January 1, 2016,” he added.

  • Nov 28, 2021 05:31 AM IST

    At 141 metres, world's tallest railway bridge pier coming up in Manipur

    The Indian Railways is constructing the world's tallest bridge pier in Manipur which is a part of 111km long Jiribam-Imphal railway project.

    The ambitious project will connect the capital of Manipur with the broad gauge network of the country. The bridge, which is being built at a pier height of 141 metres, will surpass the existing record of 139 meter of Mala - Rijeka viaduct, Montenegro in Europe.

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'Can have 130 crore different views': Court on bail to prof over Gyanvapsi post 

Ratan Lal was arrested under IPC sections 153A and 295A by the Delhi Police for his alleged objectionable social media post on claims of a 'Shivling' at the Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi.
Delhi University professor Ratan Lal, who was earlier arrested for his social post on the Shivling allegedly found in Gyanvapi Mosque, being produced in the Tis Hazari Court in New Delhi. ((Sanchit Khanna/HT))
Delhi University professor Ratan Lal, who was earlier arrested for his social post on the Shivling allegedly found in Gyanvapi Mosque, being produced in the Tis Hazari Court in New Delhi. ((Sanchit Khanna/HT))
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SSC scam in Bengal: How RTI was used to hike marks, ranks of unsuccessful candidates

The federal agency was ordered by the Calcutta high court earlier this week to probe the alleged irregularities in the state School Service Commission. The agency has already quizzed former education minister and senior TMC leader Partha Chatterjee on Wednesday.
West Bengal Police personnel try to reason with members of the All India Democratic Youth Organisation (AIDYO) and All India Democratic Students' Organisation (AIDSO) during their protest march towards Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence over state ministers' involvement in the SSC recruitment scam in Kolkata on Friday. (PTI PHOTO.)
West Bengal Police personnel try to reason with members of the All India Democratic Youth Organisation (AIDYO) and All India Democratic Students' Organisation (AIDSO) during their protest march towards Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence over state ministers' involvement in the SSC recruitment scam in Kolkata on Friday. (PTI PHOTO.)
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3 men get death penalty for killing sister in Haridwar

Pronouncing the judgment on Friday, the judge observed that the murder case falls in the rarest of the rare category, and therefore all the three accused deserve the maximum punishment possible for killing their sister.
Three members of the same family were awarded the death penalty by a court in Haridwar for murdering their sister four years ago. (GETTY IMAGES.)
Three members of the same family were awarded the death penalty by a court in Haridwar for murdering their sister four years ago. (GETTY IMAGES.)
Published on May 21, 2022 05:39 PM IST
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IMD issues heavy rainfall alert for Kerala's 10 districts | Check details

Local bodies have been directed to prepare a list of disaster-prone areas in their respective jurisdictions and alert concerned government departments.
IMD has issued a yellow alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts for Saturday, while Wayanad till Sunday.(PTI)
IMD has issued a yellow alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts for Saturday, while Wayanad till Sunday.(PTI)
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2022 TVS iQube vs Ola S1 Pro: Price, features, specifications compared

  • With the latest update, the TVS iQube electric scooter has now been added with several new features as well as a bigger battery and longer range. It rivals the likes of Ola S1 Pro e-scooter.
Published on May 21, 2022 05:31 PM IST
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Evening brief: BJP slams Rahul Gandhi's 'Ukraine-Ladakh', 'Kerosene' comments

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
In a press meet on Saturday, BJP national spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said Rahul Gandhi is a habitual offender who only goes on to make a graver mistake than the previous one.
In a press meet on Saturday, BJP national spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said Rahul Gandhi is a habitual offender who only goes on to make a graver mistake than the previous one.
Published on May 21, 2022 04:45 PM IST
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Jaishankar hits back after Rahul Gandhi's 'arrogant' Indian diplomats remark

In the conference in London, Rahul Gandhi had described democracy in India as a “global public good”. He said he had an “enriching exchange on a wide range of topics” at the conference.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Saturday took to social media platform Twitter to respond to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s claim that Indian diplomats had become “arrogant”. (PTI PHOTO.)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Saturday took to social media platform Twitter to respond to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s claim that Indian diplomats had become “arrogant”. (PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on May 21, 2022 05:18 PM IST
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‘Cong is not big daddy’: Rahul says remarks on regional parties ‘misconstrued’

Speaking at an event in London, Gandhi, among other things, described the ‘fight’ against the ruling BJP as a ‘group effort.’
Rahul Gandhi while speaking at the ‘Ideas for India’ conclave in London. ((Twitter) )
Rahul Gandhi while speaking at the ‘Ideas for India’ conclave in London. ((Twitter) )
Published on May 21, 2022 04:11 PM IST
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No one cared about languages of Northeast but PM...: Amit Shah in Arunachal

  • Amit Shah is on a two-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh. 
Union home minister Amit Shah. (PTI/File Image)
Union home minister Amit Shah. (PTI/File Image)
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Govt to come up with Truecaller-like KYC-based name display system

  • The government's decision comes at a time when the number cases pertaining to spam calls and frauds have been on the rise. The KYC-based system is expected to safeguard users against such incidents.
Mohali mayor’s biz partner alleged that the caller warned him and his family of severe consequences if he didn’t pay up. (HT)
Mohali mayor’s biz partner alleged that the caller warned him and his family of severe consequences if he didn’t pay up. (HT)
Updated on May 21, 2022 04:09 PM IST
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KCR meets Akhilesh Yadav in Delhi, next Arvind Kejriwal  | Top points

The Telangana chief minister will meet political, media and economic experts and also extend help to the families of soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav being greeted by Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao during a meeting at the latter's residence in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI)
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav being greeted by Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao during a meeting at the latter's residence in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI)
Published on May 21, 2022 03:44 PM IST
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‘When big tree falls...’: Tweet draws flak, Adhir Chowdhury says account hacked

On Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary on Saturday, a controversial tweet was posted on Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s Twitter handle.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that his Twitter handle was hacked. ‘Why should I make such statements?’ he asked. (ANI File Photo)
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that his Twitter handle was hacked. ‘Why should I make such statements?’ he asked. (ANI File Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2022 03:45 PM IST
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Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border dispute to be resolved by next year: Amit Shah

Shah visited Ramakrishna Mission Ashram in Narottam Nagar in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh during his two-day visit to the state.
Union home minister Amit Shah at the unveiling of a statue of Swami Vivekananda during Golden Jubilee celebrations of Ramakrishna Mission School at Narottam Nagar in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. (PTI)
Union home minister Amit Shah at the unveiling of a statue of Swami Vivekananda during Golden Jubilee celebrations of Ramakrishna Mission School at Narottam Nagar in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. (PTI)
Updated on May 21, 2022 04:02 PM IST
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2 members of vigilante group injured in firing by cattle traffickers in Odisha

The cattle traffickers fled the spot after firing. The injured vigilante group members have been admitted to a hospital for treatment.
Members of the cow vigilante group stopped a vehicle carrying cattle in Mayurbhanj district early Saturday morning. (Representational Image)
Members of the cow vigilante group stopped a vehicle carrying cattle in Mayurbhanj district early Saturday morning. (Representational Image)
Updated on May 21, 2022 02:50 PM IST
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BJP slams Rahul Gandhi's 'Ukraine-Ladakh' comment, says he's habitual offender

BJP spokesperson said Rahul Gandhi's situation in politics is like someone who wants to appear in the PhD exam but does not like books and has not even passed nursery. “He does not know the A, B, C, D of foreign affairs but comments non-stop,” Gaurav Bhatia said. 
BJP slammed Rahul Gandhi's speech at Cambridge University. 
BJP slammed Rahul Gandhi's speech at Cambridge University. 
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