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Oct 23, 2021 10:00 PM IST
Delhi air quality improves to ‘moderate’ category, say authorities
The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi was recorded in 'moderate' category with negligible impact of stubble burning, authorities told news agency PTI.
Oct 23, 2021 08:40 PM IST
Amit Shah meets families of those killed in recent terrorist attacks in J&K
Union Home Minister Amit Shah met the families of martyrs and civilians killed this month in spate of terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.
Oct 23, 2021 07:33 PM IST
Amit Shah inaugurates Srinagar-Sharjah international flight
Union home minister Amit Shah inaugurated Srinagar-Sharjah international flight. "We declare it open from today. This will help in boosting tourism and bring more investment in the Union Territory," Shah said.
Oct 23, 2021 07:18 PM IST
Serum Institute's Cyrus Poonawalla praises PM Modi for going ‘out of his way’ to aid vaccination process
“...PM went out of his way, made everyone move very fast... Had it not been for him... and driving the health ministry, today India would not have been able to make a billion doses....” said Cyrus Poonawalla, Serum Institute of India (SII), after meeting with PM Modi. Read more
Oct 23, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Amit Shah says J-K statehood will be restored after delimitation and polls
Union home minister Amit Shah, who's on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, said delimitation exercise will be carried out in J&K, and polls will also be organised following which J&K's statehood will be restored, reported ANI. The union territory lost its statehood after Article 370 was abrogated by the Parliament in August 5, 2019.
Oct 23, 2021 05:18 PM IST
PM Modi meets Covid-19 vaccine makers after nation's 'Vaccine Century' feat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with coronavirus vaccine manufacturers on the occasion of India crossing 100 crore vaccine doses. Serum Institute's Adar Poonawalla, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and MoS Health Bharati Pravin Pawar, among others were present at the meeting. Read more
Oct 23, 2021 04:18 PM IST
Faizabad railway station to be renamed as Ayodhya Cantt: UP govt
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has decided to rename Faizabad railway junction as Ayodhya Cantt railway station. Faizabad was renamed as Ayodhya by the UP government in 2018.
Oct 23, 2021 03:18 PM IST
Three dead due to landslide in Kashmir's Awantipora
Three persons have died and one person was injured after a landslide due to heavy rains in Awantipora district of South Kashmir. The deceased persons were from Kalakote. The injured is out of danger and the administration has shifted other families in the region to safer locations.
“A nomad family, putting in a tent in South Kashmir's Awantipora, has come under debris after landslide due to heavy rains. We have managed to pull out four persons who have been taken to hospital,” said DC Pulwama Baseer ul Haq choudhary. A bund had collapsed due to rainfall. Read more
Oct 23, 2021 03:03 PM IST
NCB raids underway at 3 places in Mumbai's Bandra
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is conducting raids at three places in Mumbai's Bandra.
Oct 23, 2021 02:23 PM IST
Earthquake of magnitude 4.0 strikes Karimnagar, Telangana
Earthquake of magnitude 4.0 on the Richter scale occurred 45 km north-east of Karimnagar, Telangana at 1403 hours, according to the National Center for Seismology.
Oct 23, 2021 02:00 PM IST
Union home minister Amit Shah reviews security situation in J-K
Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and steps taken to combat terrorism in the Union Territory (UT), after recent attacks on civilians.
Oct 23, 2021 01:53 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath to rename Faizabad railway junction as Ayodhya Cantt
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced on Saturday that the Faizabad railway junction will now be renamed as Ayodhya Cantt. Read more
Oct 23, 2021 01:31 PM IST
Amit Shah meets family of slain J-K cop Parvez Ahmad, gives govt job to wife
Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday visited the family of Jammu and Kashmir Police inspector Parvez Ahmad, who was shot dead by terrorists in June this year. Shah was accompanied by J-K’s lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha, Union minister Dr Jitendra Singh and J-K Police Dilbag Singh along with other officials. Read more
Oct 23, 2021 12:35 PM IST
Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed due to heavy rains
Oct 23, 2021 11:36 AM IST
Union home minister Shah arrives in J-K's Srinagar; to chair security review meeting soon
Union home minister Amit Shah, who began his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, arrived in Srinagar on Saturday and was welcomed by lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha. In almost an hour, Shah will chair a meeting to review the security situation in the Union Territory (UT).
Oct 23, 2021 11:28 AM IST
Russia authorises simultaneous vaccination against Covid-19, influenza
Russia, which is currently facing an increased spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), authorised simultaneous vaccination against Covid-19 and influenza. Read more
Oct 23, 2021 11:13 AM IST
Explosion rocks chemical plant in North China; 4 killed, 3 injured
Four people died while three others were injured after an explosion was reported at a chemical plant in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local authorities told news agency Xinhua on Saturday.
The explosion was reported at 11pm on Friday at a workshop of a chemical plant in Bayan Obo industrial park in Alxa League (prefecture). The fire was doused by early Saturday.
Oct 23, 2021 10:23 AM IST
Have enough Covid-19 vaccines available in Tamil Nadu, says state health secy
Tamil Nadu health secretary J Radhakrishnan said on Saturday that there are sufficient vaccines against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) available in the state and urged people to get inoculated without any doubt.
Oct 23, 2021 09:49 AM IST
India among 11 'countries of concern': US intel report on climate change
India is among the 11 countries which have been identified by United States intelligence agencies as ‘countries of concern’ with regard to climate change. Read more
Oct 23, 2021 09:26 AM IST
India adds 16,326 Covid cases, sharp spike in new deaths at 666
India's daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) again surged on Saturday after 16,326 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 34,159,562, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard. The deaths on Friday saw a sharp surge at 666 while 17,677 more patients recovered from the viral disease.
Oct 23, 2021 08:23 AM IST
Farmers' huts removed from UP Gate but Delhi-Ghaziabad traffic still affected
The farmers protesting at Uttar Pradesh border said they have cleared the UP Gate protest site, but Hindustan Times' sister publication Livehindustan reported on Saturday that people coming to the national capital from Ghaziabad are still facing traffic snarls and delays. Read more
Oct 23, 2021 08:14 AM IST
Bengal CM Banerjee to visit Goa on Oct 28 ahead of 2022 polls
West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee announced on Saturday that she will visit Goa on October 28. “I call upon all individuals, organisations and political parties to join forces to defeat the BJP and their divisive agenda. The people of Goa have suffered enough over the last 10 years,” Banerjee tweeted.
Oct 23, 2021 07:15 AM IST
Srinagar: Direct international flights to begin from today
International flights directly linking Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar with the rest of the world will begin from Saturday. The decision was taken in a meeting on Monday chaired by divisional commissioner of Kashmir Pandurang K Pole. Read more
Oct 23, 2021 06:59 AM IST
Tripura civic polls to be held on Nov 25; counting on Nov 28
Tripura State Election Commission (SEC) said that the election to 20 urban local bodies, including Agartala Municipal Corporation in all the eight districts in the state on November 25.
Oct 23, 2021 06:02 AM IST
AAP to celebrate ‘Valmiki Jayanti’ on grand scale at Thyagaraj Stadium today
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will celebrate ‘Valmiki Jayanti’ on a grand scale at Delhi's Thyagaraj stadium on Saturday. Read more
Oct 23, 2021 05:49 AM IST
Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria: Pentagon
The Pentagon said that a senior leader of the terrorist group al-Qaeda was killed in a United States drone strike in Syria.