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  • Oct 22, 2021 10:21 PM IST

    All tourists stuck in Batal, Lahaul-Spiti due to bad weather rescued by local admin

    All tourists stuck in Batal, Lahaul-Spiti in Himachal Pradesh have been resuced by the local administration, reports ANI.

    “We have rescued all stranded tourists. Local people and Army all played an important role. We worked as a team and overcame all challenges and completed it,” said Mahendra Pratap Singh, Kaza SDM.

  • Oct 22, 2021 10:14 PM IST

    4 dead, 12 injured in accident near Navle bridge, Pune

    Four people were dead and around 12 were injured in an accident near Navle bridge in Pune, reports ANI. The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital. More details awaited.

  • Oct 22, 2021 09:41 PM IST

    ‘Constructive meetings’ with Union ministers, says top European official 

    Executive VP of the European green deal Frans Timmermans said that the he had constructive meetings with Union ministers Bhupender Yadav, RK Singh, S Jaishankar, Nirmala Sitharaman and Hardeep Singh Puri “on COP26 and opportunities in renewable energy, green hydrogen, clean transport, smart cities, circular economy and sustainable finance,” reports ANI.

  • Oct 22, 2021 09:30 PM IST

    CRPF says situation in Kashmir valley ‘under control’

    Director general of the CRPF said that the situation in Kashmir valley is under control and the forces are “more than equipped” to handle the situation there, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 22, 2021 09:17 PM IST

    Delhi reports 38 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death in last 24 hours

    Delhi reported 38 new Covid-19 cases and one fatality in the last 24 hours, taking the total cases to 1,439,526 and the death toll to 25,091, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 22, 2021 08:51 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu reports 1,152 new Covid-19 cases, 19 deaths in last 24 hours

    Tamil Nadu logged 1,152 new Covid-19 cases and 19 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the state's tally to 2,692,949 and the death toll to 35,987, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 22, 2021 08:16 PM IST

    UK foreign secretary says vaccination a ‘great area’  of collaboration with India

    UK foreign secretary Elizabeth Truss said that the Covid-19 vaccination was a great area of collaboration with India pointing at the AstraZeneca shot being produced at the Serum Institute of India. 

    “There's so much more we can do in areas like sharing our expertise on the environment ahead of COP26,” Truss said, reports ANI.

  • Oct 22, 2021 07:54 PM IST

    Maharashtra logs 1,632 new Covid-19 cases, 420 infections from Mumbai 

    Maharashtra logged 1,632 new Covid-19 cases and 40 deaths as the state's tally reached 6,599,850 and the death toll climbed to 139,965. 

    Mumbai contributed 420 new cases and five deaths to the state's tally.  The city has so far seen 753,653 cases and 16,202 fatalities.

  • Oct 22, 2021 07:39 PM IST

    Punjab CM Channi urges PM Modi to restore staus quo regarding extension of BSF's jurisdiction

    Punjab chief minister Charanjit Channi urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to relook and restore the status quo that existed before the Centre's notification of October 11, 2021, so as to enable the BSF and the Punjab Police to work together against anti-national forces, reports ANI citing Channi's office.

  • Oct 22, 2021 07:25 PM IST

    Karnataka reports 378 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths in last 24 hours

    With 378 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours, Karnataka's tally reached 2,985,227 cases and the death toll climbed to 37,995, reports ANI.

  • Oct 22, 2021 07:09 PM IST

    NCB summons Ananya Panday for questioning again on Oct 25

    The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) summoned actress Ananya Panday for questioning her again on October 25 in connection with the Aryan Khan drugs case, reports ANI.

  • Oct 22, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    Defence ministry signs contract with US for procurement of various weapons at 423 crore

    The ministry of defence signed a contract with the US Government under the foreign military sale (FMS) for procurement of MK 54 Torpedo and Expendable (Chaff and Flares) for the Indian Navy at a cost of 423 Crores, reports ANI.

  • Oct 22, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    Ananya Panday leaves NCB office after nearly 4 hours of questioning

    Ananya Panday, along with her father Chunky Panday left the NCB office after being questioned for nearly four hours.

  • Oct 22, 2021 05:41 PM IST

    UK foreign secretary to meet Union ministers Jaishankar, Bhupender Yadav in Delhi 

    UK foreign secretary Elizabeth Truss to meet external affairs minister S Jaishankar and environment minister Bhupender Yadav in Delhi shortly, reports ANI.

  • Oct 22, 2021 05:21 PM IST

    ‘Future inductions must aim at introducing new disruptive technologies’: CDS General Bipin Rawat

    Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said “future inductions must aim at introducing new disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, big data analysis, quantum computing, hypersonic weapons, robotics, nanotechnology, autonomous unmanned system and directed energy weapons to remain ahead of our adversaries,” reports ANI.

  • Oct 22, 2021 04:49 PM IST

    J&K admin issues new Covid-19 guidelines to regulate pilgrims at Vaishno Devi shrine

    The Jammu and Kashmir administration has issued fresh Covid-19 related guidelines to regulate pilgrims at Vaishno Devi shrine, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 22, 2021 04:39 PM IST

    Police say 4 people arrested for drug trading in Assam; Car, 1 crore recovered

    Assam police said that four people were arrested for drug trading and a car, 1 crore have been recovered, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 22, 2021 04:11 PM IST

    CBI arrests 6 more in case related to derogatory posts on judges, judiciary

    The CBI arrested six more accused in an ongoing case related to the derogatory posts on social media against judges and the judiciary, reports ANI.

  • Oct 22, 2021 03:35 PM IST

    CISF issues apology to actor Sudhaa Chandran after being stopped at airport for prosthetic limb

    The CISF apologised to actor Sudhaa Chandran after her complaint of being stopped at airport for prosthetic limb, reports ANI.

    "We'll examine why the lady personnel concerned requested Sudhaa Chandran to remove prosthetics and assure that no inconvenience is caused to travelling passengers," CISF said.

  • Oct 22, 2021 02:55 PM IST

    Congress appoints Harish Chaudhary as Punjab and Chandigarh AICC in-charge

    The Congress has appointed Harish Chaudhary as the party's in-charge for Punjab and Chandigarh after relieving Harish Rawat.

  • Oct 22, 2021 02:50 PM IST

    PM Modi to interact with beneficiaries of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa programme tomorrow

    PM Narendra Modi to interact with beneficiaries and stakeholders of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa programme tomorrow (October 23), reports ANI. 

  • Oct 22, 2021 02:33 PM IST

    Ananya Panday reaches NCB office for questioning

    Ananya Panday reaches NCB office in Mumbai. (HT Photo)
    Ananya Panday reaches NCB office in Mumbai. (HT Photo)

    Actress Ananya Panday reached NCB office along with her father Chunky Panday at Ballard Estate in Mumbai.

  • Oct 22, 2021 01:59 PM IST

    Court denies bail to JNU student Sharjeel Imam in Delhi riots case

    The Saket court on Friday denied bail to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Sharjeel Imam in a case related to alleged inflammatory and instigating speeches during the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Delhi.

  • Oct 22, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    Beijing begins Covid booster shots four months ahead of Winter Olympics

    Authorities in China have started offering booster shots against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Beijing and surrounding regions, four months before the capital city hosts the Winter Olympics, local media reports said. Read more

  • Oct 22, 2021 01:29 PM IST

    Cong calls meeting of top party office-bearers, state unit heads on Oct 26

    The Congress party has called a meeting of its top office bearers and state unit heads on October 26. 

  • Oct 22, 2021 01:08 PM IST

    Fire breaks out in Mumbai high-rise, man dies after he leaps from 19th floor

    A level-three fire was reported at a multi-storey building in Mumbai's Parel area on Friday, according to the BMC's Disaster Management Cell. Around 24 tenders are present at the Avighna park apartment and firefighting operations are still going on. 

    A 30-year-old man jumped from the 19th floor of the building and was declared dead on arrival at the KEM hospital. 

    While another person was injured in the incident and was also sent to the KEM hospital, the BMC's Disaster Management Cell also said. 

     

     

  • Oct 22, 2021 12:20 PM IST

    Ex-Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro appointed TMC's national vice-prez

    Former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro was on Friday appointed as the national vice-president of the Trinamool Congress (TMC). 

  • Oct 22, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    SC issues notice to ex-Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari

    The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to ex-Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari over plea of the Uttar Pradesh government against Karnataka high court's decision to quash a notice seeking Maheshwari's appearance for a probe into a communally sensitive video uploaded by a user on the micro-blogging site. 

  • Oct 22, 2021 11:43 AM IST

    Sub-judge convicted of raping, cheating woman in Jammu

    A fast-track court in Jammu on Thursday convicted suspended sub-judge Rakesh Kumar Abrol of raping and cheating a woman, who sought his legal help in 2018. Read more

  • Oct 22, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    Odisha Cong working president Pradeep Majhi quits party

    Pradeep Kumar Majhi, the working president of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC), quit the party on Friday and sent his resignation letter to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. 

    "The party has almost lost its credibility which may take a long time to revive," he added," Majhi said in the letter. 

    With extreme pain, I have decided to resign from the primary membership of Indian National Congress. I had joined the party with utmost enthusiasm to serve the needy. Accordingly, the party also gave me ample opportunities along with a top position," he added. 

  • Oct 22, 2021 10:10 AM IST

    If disease doesn't discriminate, then there can't be any discrimination in vaccine too: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday it was assured that there should be no VIP culture in the ongoing vaccination drive. “India had only one mantra that if the disease doesn't discriminate, then there cannot be any discrimination in vaccination too.”

  • Oct 22, 2021 10:05 AM IST

    One billion vaccine doses is not just a number, it’s a symbol of new India: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the achievement of administering over one billion doses of the vaccine against Covid-19 is not just a number, but a symbol of new India. 

  • Oct 22, 2021 10:02 AM IST

    PM Modi addresses nation

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently addressing the nation.

  • Oct 22, 2021 09:16 AM IST

    India reports 15,786 new Covid-19 cases, 231 deaths

    India on Friday saw a fall in its daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) after 15,786 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 34,143,236, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard. As many as 231 patients died and 18,641 were discharged in the last 24 hours. With this, the cumulative count of deaths and recoveries has climbed to 453,042 and 33,514,449 respectively. 

  • Oct 22, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    Nihang arrested for assaulting labourer at Singhu border

    The Haryana Police said on Friday that a Nihang has been arrested for assaulting a labourer at the Singhu border, where farmers have been protesting against the Centre's three new farm laws since 2020, news agency ANI reported. 

  • Oct 22, 2021 08:25 AM IST

    Mizoram reports 737 new Covid-19 infections, caseload climbs to 115,944

    Mizoram's caseload of the coronavirus disease climbed to 115,944 on Friday after 737 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours

  • Oct 22, 2021 07:55 AM IST

    Covid-19 Pandemic inquiry accusations 'fantasies', says Brazilian Prez Bolsonaro

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that the charges against him recommended in a senate Covid-19 pandemic report were fantasies and should be ignored. 

    “I am not going to discuss these people's fantasies. I am not going to discuss this load of stupidity,” Bolsonaro said on Thursday, his first address since the senate inquiry report came out. 

    The report alleged that the Brazilian president committed crimes against humanity, for bungling Brazil’s response to Covid-19 and contributing to the country having the second-highest pandemic death toll globally.

  • Oct 22, 2021 07:11 AM IST

    PM Modi to address nation at 10 am today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 10 am today, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) tweeted. 

  • Oct 22, 2021 07:06 AM IST

    Petrol diesel prices in India increase again

  • Oct 22, 2021 07:02 AM IST

    Queen Elizabeth II spends a night in hospital after years for tests

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II spent a night at a hospital for the first time in years having cancelled her visit to Northern Ireland for some tests, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday. Read more 

  • Oct 22, 2021 06:31 AM IST

    Cruise ship drugs case: Actor Ananya Panday to appear before NCB for 2nd straight day

    On Friday, actor Ananya Panday will once again appear before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for questioning in the Mumbai cruise ship drugs case in which actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan has been arrested. 

  • Oct 22, 2021 06:19 AM IST

    In video, Haiti gang leader threatens to kill North American hostages

    The leader of a Haitian gang who kidnapped a group of North Americans over last week has threatened to execute them, according to video seen by news agency AFP. The video, which was released on Thursday, showed Wilson Joseph, surrounded by armed men, in front of coffins containing the bodies of five members of his gang. "Since I'm not getting what I need, I'll kill these Americans," Joseph said in Haitian Creole. 

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India’s new navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar said the navy fully supported the ongoing defence reforms to enhance tri-service synergy. The current theaterisation model seeks to set up four integrated commands --- two land-centric theatres, an air defence command and a maritime theatre command.
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai said people’s privacy expectations are constantly evolving and all of us need to challenge ourselves to provide people with the experience they are seeking while enhancing privacy
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Trains cancelled and schools shut in Andhra ahead of cyclone Jawad’s landfall

The deep depression over Bay of Bengal intensified into cyclone Jawad at 11.30am on Friday, and is expected to move northwestwards and reach the coasts of north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha by Saturday morning. It will then change route to make landfall near Odisha’s Puri on Sunday noon.
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Congress slams Centre for having ‘no record’ of farmers’ death, demands compensation

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar through a written reply, told the Lok Sabha on December 1 that the government did not have any record of farmers who died during the protest and therefore there was no question of compensation to the families.
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Karnataka issues new Omicron rules, bans unvaccinated people from public spaces

The decisions were taken at a meeting chaired by Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, who discussed the government's action plan with senior ministers, administration officials, and public health experts.
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On govt's no data of dead farmers, Rahul Gandhi offers to submit list in Parl 

Hitting out at the Narendra Modi government for stating that it had no data on such deaths when asked about compensation, Rahul Gandhi said it was a lie.
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Taking a new step, says singer Sidhu Moosewala after joining Congress

Singer Sidhu Moosewala has faced criticism for allegedly promoting violence and gun culture in his songs.
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Odisha cancels int'l sand festival in Konark in view of Cyclone Jawad 

The tourism department said the decision was taken based on reports of the IMD and advisories issued by special relief commissioner PK Jena on Jawad reaching the coasts of Odisha.
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After a hiatus, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan returns as Kerala CPI(M) secretary

The chief reason behind his long leave, however, was the arrest of his second son Bineesh Kodiyeri in connection with a drug haul in Bengaluru last year. After spending one year in jail, his son was granted bail by the Karnataka High Court last month.
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‘Stop politicising oxygen-related deaths, note honest efforts’: Mandaviya

While replying to a question from the opposition on the coronavirus pandemic, the Union health minister asked them to “take note” of the efforts taken by the Centre in mitigating the crisis.
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India finds key place in Germany’s new coalition treaty

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Will Omicron variant cause third wave in India? How to prevent it? FAQs answered

  • The government has urged citizens to get fully vaccinated and follow all existing Covid-19 protocols to prevent another wave of infections amid the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
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Covid cases, deaths per million in India one of lowest in world, says Mandaviya

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said instead of blaming previous regimes that ignored health infrastructure, the Narendra Modi-led central government was undertaking work to strengthen the same.
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya speaks in the Lok Sabha on Friday.(ANI)
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