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  • Oct 13, 2021 10:48 PM IST

    Puducherry declares holiday for schools on October 15-16 on occasion of Vijayadasami

    Government of Puducherry has declared holidays on October 15 and 16 for govt, govt-aided and private schools on account of Vijayadasami in the union territory and Karaikal regions.

  • Oct 13, 2021 10:25 PM IST

    Air India Unions place 6 demands before Centre amid Tata takeover

    Air India Unions in a joint letter to Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation raise concerns about cash, leave, medical benefits, accommodation of employees and arrears. One of the six parameters included that the employees should be allowed to stay in airline flats till monetization or at least for a year as Tatas are giving a one-year employment guarantee.

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:47 PM IST

    Israel foreign minister says country 'reserves right' to use force on Iran, reports AFP

    Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid, with US secretary of state Antony Blinken at his side, said that his country "reserves right" to use force on Iran,  reports AFP. 

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:38 PM IST

    POSOCO reports power outage due to low coal stocks reduced to 6GW on Oct 13 from 11GW on Oct 12

    Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO) has reported that the total capacity of units under outage due to low coal stocks has reduced to 6 GW on October 13 from 11 GW a day earlier, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:19 PM IST

    MP BJP leaders ask Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi to visit Rajasthan for atrocities committed against Dalits

    Madhya Pradesh BJP leaders sent air tickets to Congress' Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi and asked them to visit Rajasthan, where atrocities against Dalits have allegedly been committed, reports PTI.

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:33 PM IST

    Over 3.2 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered today, cumulative coverage crosses 967.8-million mark

    More than 3.2 million (3,236,997 doses) Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered in India until 7pm today and the cumulative number of doses administered so far crossed the 967-million mark (967,808,545 doses), reports ANI. 

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:30 PM IST

    Manmohan Singh's condition stable admitted for evaluation of fever: AIIMS officials

    Former PM Manmohan Singh's condition is stable and he was admitted in AIIMS for evaluation of fever, reports ANI citing hospital officials.

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:58 PM IST

    Uttarakhand to give compensation of 50,000 to families of Covid victims

    Uttarakhand state government would provide a compensation of 50,000 to the families of those who lost their lives to Covid-19, reports ANI citing CM Pushkar Singh Dhami's office. 

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    Over 2,200 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, Mumbai adds 477 to state's daily tally

    With 2,219 new Covid-19 cases and 49 deaths, Maharashtra's cases tally reached 6,583,896 and the death toll climbed to 139,670.

    Also, 477 new cases pushed Mumbai's tally to 749,936 and with three more fatalities, the death toll rose to 16,167.

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:12 PM IST

    Former PM Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS, Delhi, reports ANI

    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, reports ANI.

  • Oct 13, 2021 06:23 PM IST

    Kerala reports 11,079 new Covid-19 cases, 123 deaths

    Kerala reported 11,079 new Covid-19 cases and 123 deaths in the last 24 hours. The active caseload stands at 97,630, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 13, 2021 05:35 PM IST

    Court adjourns Aryan Khan's bail application hearing, further arguments tomorrow

    The special NDPS Court hearing Aryan Khan's bail application has adjourned the hearing to tomorrow for further arguments.

  • Oct 13, 2021 05:34 PM IST

    President Kovind to visit Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh on October 14, 15

    President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir on October 14 and 15, reports ANI citing the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

    The President is scheduled to perform perform Sindhu Darshan puja at Sindhu Ghat, Leh and also interact with troops at Udhampur on October 14 and on the next day, he will pay tributes at the Kargil War Memorial in Drass.

  • Oct 13, 2021 04:52 PM IST

    Union coal minister says daily coal supply target exceeded today, assures of no shortage

    Union coal minister Pralhad Joshi said two million tonnes of coal were supplied today while the power ministry had asked for 1.9 million tonnes per day, reports ANI. 

    “I can assure that there'll be no shortage of coal for electricity production,” Joshi said.

  • Oct 13, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    Colleges to reopen in Maharashtra from October 20, says minister

    Colleges in Maharashtra will reopen from October 20, said Uday Samant, higher and technical education minister. The minister also said that the students must be fully vaccinated and if not, universities and colleges must discuss with local administration to set up vaccination camps. 

    Also, online classes should be continued for those students who are unable to attend physical classes.

  • Oct 13, 2021 04:16 PM IST

    Maharashtra announced 10,000 crore package for farmers affected by floods

    The Maharashtra cabinet announced a package of 10,000 crore for farmers affected due to heavy rains and floods. An amount of 10,000 per hectare assistance would be given for agriculture while 15,000/hectare for horticulture and 25,000/hectare for perennial crops would be given, reports ANI.

  • Oct 13, 2021 03:10 PM IST

    Centre reciprocates after UK drops 10-day quarantine for vaccinated Indians, withdraws Oct 1 travel guidelines

    The Centre has withdrawn the revised guidelines issued on October 1 for UK nationals arriving in India and has reverted back to the previous guidelines issued on Februar 17.

  • Oct 13, 2021 02:56 PM IST

    J&K Police say top terrorist commander killed in Tral encounter

    The Jammu and Kashmir police said that a top Jaish-e-Mohammed commander Sham Sofi was killed in Tral Encounter.

  • Oct 13, 2021 02:50 PM IST

    'Minister Ajay Mishra should resign, MVA's Maharashtra bandh was successful': Pawar

    Sharad Pawar said that minister of state Ajay Mishra should resign taking responsibility for the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, in which farmers were dead.

    Further, the Maharashtra bandh (shutdown) called by the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra on Monday was successful, he added. 

    “I received telephones from Uttar Pradesh to express gratitude for the support Maharashtra extended towards the farmers and their families in UP,” Pawar said.

  • Oct 13, 2021 02:24 PM IST

    Centre misusing agencies like CBI, ED, NCB, says NCP chief Sharad Pawar

    Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar said that the Union government was “misusing” agencies such as the CBI, Income Tax, ED, NCB for political purposes, reports ANI.

  • Oct 13, 2021 02:14 PM IST

    J&K Police say encounter started in Tral area, Awantipora; More details to follow

    The Jammu and Kashmir police said that an encounter has started at Tilwani Mohalla in Tral area of Awantipora.

    “Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow,” reports ANI citing the police.

  • Oct 13, 2021 01:59 PM IST

    SOPs for Covid-19 protocols for Chhath Puja celebrations will remain same as for other festivals

    SOPs for Covid-19 protocols for Chhath Puja celebrations will remain the same as SOPs for all other festivals: Governmentsources, reports ANI.

  • Oct 13, 2021 01:49 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt moves HC against CBI summons to chief secy, DGP in Anil Deshmukh case

    The Maharashtra government has moved the Bombay High Court, challenging the recent summons issued by the CBI to state Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte and Director General of Police Sanjay Pandey in connection with the FIR registered by the central agency against former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh.

  • Oct 13, 2021 01:33 PM IST

    Mumbai cruise raid: NCB hands over reply opposing bail plea of Aryan Khan, others

    The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has handed over copies of their reply to the lawyers concerned on bail applications of Aryan Khan and others in connection with drug seizure on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast.

  • Oct 13, 2021 01:19 PM IST

    Death toll from tropical storm in Philippines rises to 13, 9 missing

    The death toll from the severe tropical storm Kompasu has risen to 13 and that nine people are missing, the Philippine government said Wednesday.

  • Oct 13, 2021 12:54 PM IST

    New Pragati Maidan to host G-20 summit in 2023: Piyush Goyal

    Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that the new Pragati Maidan will host the G-20 summit in 2023.

  • Oct 13, 2021 12:24 PM IST

    Court sentences husband Sooraj to double life term in Kerala snake bite murder case

    Kerala snake bite murder case: Court sentences husband Sooraj to double life term, spares death sentence.

  • Oct 13, 2021 12:20 PM IST

    NIA conducts raids at 2 places in J-K's Srinagar

    NIA on Wednesday conducted raids at 2 places in J&K's Srinagar in connection with a new case against Pakistan-based LeT's offshoot, The Resistance Front (TRF). It's in continuation of the anti-terror agency's 1st search op conducted at 16 places in J&K on Tuesday against TRF: NIA.

  • Oct 13, 2021 11:52 AM IST

    Congress leaders meet President Ram Nath Kovind to demand sacking of MoS Home Ajay Mishra

    Congress leaders meet President Ram Nath Kovind to demand sacking of MoS Home Ajay Mishra over Lakhimpur Kheri incident.

  • Oct 13, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    PM Modi reviews model of new exhibition complex at Pragati Maidan

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the model of the new exhibition complex at Pragati Maidan today. He is unveiling Mega Gatishakti Master Plan today.

  • Oct 13, 2021 10:44 AM IST

    Lakhimpur Kheri violence 'absolutely condemnable': Sitharaman

    The Lakhimpur Kheri violence, in which four farmers were killed, is “absolutely condemnable,” Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said, emphasising that there are issues of such nature happening in other parts of India equally which should be raised "when they happen and not when it suits others" because there is a BJP government in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Oct 13, 2021 10:16 AM IST

    Rupee rises 26 paise to 75.26

    Rupee rises 26 paise to 75.26 against US dollar in early trade.

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:57 AM IST

    Five killed by militants in Manipur's Kangpokpi

    As many as five people have been killed by militants in Manipur's B Gamnom village in Kangpokpi district after they opened fire at a crowd on Tuesday, said Inspector General of Police (IGP) Lunseih Kipgen.

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    Sensex rallies 200 points to open session at 60,505

    Sensex rallies 200 points to open session at 60,505; Nifty above 18,000.

  • Oct 13, 2021 09:15 AM IST

    India reports 15,823 new Covid-19 cases, 226 deaths in last 24 hours

    India recorded 15,823 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, which pushed the nationwide tally to 34,001,743, while the death toll climbed to 451,189 with 226 daily fatalities, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Wednesday. 

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:52 AM IST

    13,25,399 samples were tested yesterday: ICMR

    58,63,63,442 samples tested for Covid-19 up to October 12. Of these, 13,25,399 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

  • Oct 13, 2021 08:17 AM IST

    20 motorcycles gutted in fire in Mumbai's Kurla

    A massive fire broke out among around 20 motorcycles parked at a residential society in Mumbai's Nehru Nagar, Kurla on Wednesday morning.

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:50 AM IST

    Drugs case: Aryan Khan's bail plea to be heard by special NDPS court today

    A special court, hearing matters related to the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, will hear the bail petition of actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan and others on Wednesday.

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:36 AM IST

    US to open border with Canada starting in early November

    The United States will open its border with Canada to vaccinated Canadians starting in early November, the Buffalo News reported on Tuesday.

  • Oct 13, 2021 07:11 AM IST

    Panama approves Pfizer Covid-19 booster for high-risk people

    Panama has approved a booster dose of Pfizer Inc's Covid-19 vaccine for high-risk people, including healthcare workers, bedridden patients, nursing home residents and people over 55, health officials said on Tuesday.

  • Oct 13, 2021 06:14 AM IST

    3 employees killed in shooting at postal facility in Memphis

    Two US Postal Service workers were fatally shot Tuesday at a postal facility in Memphis and a third employee identified as the shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot, authorities said.

  • Oct 13, 2021 05:43 AM IST

    Mumbai airport's Terminal 1 to open from today

    Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) will resume operations from T-1 from Wednesday.

  • Oct 13, 2021 05:20 AM IST

    PM Modi to launch GatiShakti master plan for modal connectivity today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch PM GatiShakti-National Master Plan on Wednesday for multi-modal connectivity.

  • Oct 13, 2021 05:02 AM IST

    California wildfires destroy mobile homes; 1 man burned

    Destructive California wildfires driven by intense winds caused damage at two mobile home parks, destroying some trailers, and one person suffered burns, officials said.

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Be proactive, review ease on international travel: PM Modi amid omicron scare

PM Modi chaired a high-level meeting, which lasted almost two hours, to review the public health preparedness and vaccination-related situation for Covid-19 in the country.
PM Modi chaired the meeting on the situation on omicron, Covid-19 and vaccination with top officials. (ANI Photo)
PM Modi chaired the meeting on the situation on omicron, Covid-19 and vaccination with top officials. (ANI Photo)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 02:37 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

‘Farmer unions to be represented in MSP panel, urge farmers to leave’: Tomar

Tomar also confirmed that the bill to repeal the three farm laws would be tabled in Parliament on the first day of the Winter Session, scheduled to begin on Monday (November 29).
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the Centre has also accepted the unions’ demand for decriminalising stubble burning by farmers.(PTI)
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the Centre has also accepted the unions’ demand for decriminalising stubble burning by farmers.(PTI)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 02:27 PM IST
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'IT cell farziwada': Nawab Malik asks if this photo is behind Rane's prediction

Is this photo the reason you predicted the Maha Vikas Aghadi government will fall by March? Nawab Malik asks Union minister Narayan Rane. 
Nawab Malik on Saturday countered Narayan Rane's prediction with a photo which he claimed has been doctored by BJP IT cell. 
Nawab Malik on Saturday countered Narayan Rane's prediction with a photo which he claimed has been doctored by BJP IT cell. 
Published on Nov 27, 2021 02:26 PM IST
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Patna-bound GoAir flight makes emergency landing in Nagpur after engine glitch

The Patna-bound passengers of the GoAir flight will now leave Nagpur for their destination at 4:45pm in another plane , a spokesperson said. 
The Patna-bound GoAir flight from Bengaluru made a safe landing at 11.15am. (File Photo/Representative Image)
The Patna-bound GoAir flight from Bengaluru made a safe landing at 11.15am. (File Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 01:45 PM IST
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Kejriwal urges PM to ban flights from nations affected by new Omicron variant

The health ministry on Thursday directed all states and union territories to strictly screen and test international travellers from Botswana, South Africa, and Hong Kong which are among the countries where the new variant was detected
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will meet on Monday to discuss how to deal with the threat presented by the new coronavirus variant, first detected in South Africa. (PTI Photo)
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will meet on Monday to discuss how to deal with the threat presented by the new coronavirus variant, first detected in South Africa. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 01:27 PM IST
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Which states and UTs are among India's poorest? List here

India's MPI has three equally weighted dimensions, health, education and standard of living - which are represented by 12 indicators.
Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have emerged as the poorest states in India. (AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have emerged as the poorest states in India. (AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 01:09 PM IST
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Rampath Yatra Express: IRCTC flags off special train for pilgrimage to Ayodhya

  • The new special train between Pune and Ayodhya will cover six pilgrimage destinations on its route, the IRCTC said.
The IRCTC launched the Rampath Yatra Express special train to promote pilgrimage tourism in India.(ANI)
The IRCTC launched the Rampath Yatra Express special train to promote pilgrimage tourism in India.(ANI)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:59 PM IST
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News updates from HT: PM Modi meets top govt officials on Covid-19 situation 

Here are today-’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Narendra Modi during the virtual meeting on Saturday.(Photo via PMO)
Narendra Modi during the virtual meeting on Saturday.(Photo via PMO)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:48 PM IST
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Explained: How NITI Aayog calculates the National Multidimensional Poverty Index

The report was based on the National Family Health Survey 4 (NFHS-4), which was conducted between 2015 and 2016, and developed by the NITI Aayog in consultation with 12 ministries and in partnership with state governments and the index publishing agencies – Oxford University’s Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The multidimensional poverty index is calculated using 12 indicators that are grouped under three dimensions namely, health, education and standard of living.(PTI | Representational image)
The multidimensional poverty index is calculated using 12 indicators that are grouped under three dimensions namely, health, education and standard of living.(PTI | Representational image)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:29 PM IST
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2 Warkaris killed, 24 injured in Pune after hit by mini-truck

Warkaris take annual ‘wari’ (pilgrimage) to Pandharpur town in Solapur district in the state, famous for its Lord Vitthal temple
The Warkaris were coming on foot from Raigad district,when they reached Sate Phata on old Mumbai-Pune highway, a mini-truck hit them. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Warkaris were coming on foot from Raigad district,when they reached Sate Phata on old Mumbai-Pune highway, a mini-truck hit them. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 12:23 PM IST
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Jal Jeevan Mission: Ladakh village at 13,000 feet gets clean drinking water

The water being supplied to Skampuk village doesn't freeze, despite the village being located at such a height. That has been made possible by an insulation jacket around the pipe. The Jal Jeevan Mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendr Modi on August 15, 2019.
The Jal Jeevan Mission was launched in 2019.(Representative Photo)
The Jal Jeevan Mission was launched in 2019.(Representative Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 12:22 PM IST
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PM Modi chairs key Covid-19 meet, virtually meets top govt officials

The development comes at a time when concerns are rising all around the world over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, which is regarded as faster spreading and capable of undergoing rapid mutations.
According to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the top-level meeting today was chaired virtually by Narendra Modi. (Photo via PMO)
According to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the top-level meeting today was chaired virtually by Narendra Modi. (Photo via PMO)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 11:51 AM IST
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Seminar on infrastructure building in Uttarakhand, HP border areas held

On the first day of the seminar, the experts from WIHG, BRO, IIT-R and IIRS spoke on the technical and geological aspects of infrastructure development in the border areas of the two Himalayan states near the Line of Actual Control
Dignitaries during the two-day seminar held by army in Dehradun. (HT Photo)
Dignitaries during the two-day seminar held by army in Dehradun. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 11:10 AM IST
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Andhra Pradesh flood death toll mounts to 44; Tirupati gets heavy rain

According to the Andhra government statement, 1,990 villages in the Kadapa, Chittoor, Anantapur, and Nellore districts have been affected by the floods. 
Andhra Pradesh has been witnessing rainfall since the second week of November. (PTI File Photo)
Andhra Pradesh has been witnessing rainfall since the second week of November. (PTI File Photo)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 11:07 AM IST
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Omicron: Kejriwal urges PM Modi to ban flights from affected countries

A number of countries, including the 27-nation bloc European Union, have suspended travel to south African countries, where the omicron variant believed to have emerged. The first case was detected in Botswana on November 9, and it has since spread to Hong Kong, Belgium and Israel.
File photo of Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal.(PTI)
File photo of Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal.(PTI)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 10:48 AM IST
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