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  • Oct 25, 2021 10:28 PM IST

    Kanpur Metro today began run on test-track in depot: UPMRC MD

    Kanpur Metro today commenced a run on test-track in depot, ANI reported quoting UPMRC MD Kumar Keshav. “Extremely satisfying and fulfilling achievement for the whole team of UPMRC. We will be achieving bigger goals in the next few months,” he added.

  • Oct 25, 2021 09:51 PM IST

    NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede reaches Delhi, says have come for ‘different purpose’

    NCB Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede reaches Delhi amid allegations of payoff in the cruise ship drugs case involving Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan. "I've come here for a different purpose. Allegations against me are baseless," he told ANI.

  • Oct 25, 2021 09:08 PM IST

    Sudan army kills 2, injures 80 others among anti-coup protesters

    Amid the ongoing unrest in Sudan, the country's army has killed two people, and injured as many as 80 others among the anti-coup protesters, AFP reported citing medics.

  • Oct 25, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    Kinnaur administration in HP bans trekking, mountaineering activities

    Amid multiple deaths among trekkers due to extreme snowfall in the state, the Kinnaur administration in Himachal Pradesh has prohibited trekking and mountaineering activities on all treks in the district, ANI reported.

  • Oct 25, 2021 07:37 PM IST

    Maharashtra begins process of announcing ex-Mumbai cop Param Bir Singh as an ‘absconder’

    The Maharashtra home department has commenced the process of announcing former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh as an ‘absconder’. The department has written to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) that the IPS officer is untraceable. The state said it has sought legal opinion on the process to declare him an absconder.

  • Oct 25, 2021 06:51 PM IST

    Bengal governor Dhankar admitted to AIIMS, Delhi with Malaria

    News agency ANI on Monday reported that West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has been admitted in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi after testing positive for Malaria.

  • Oct 25, 2021 06:42 PM IST

    NIA court sentences 4 Hizbul Mujahedeen terrorists to up to 12 years

    The NIA court Delhi on Monday sentenced Md Shafi Shah and Muzaffar Ahmad Dar to 12 years of imprisonment, and Talib Lali and Mushtaq Ahmad Lone to 10 years of imprisonment for conspiring to commit terror activities in India, and also conspire to wage war against the Indian government. “All are functionaries of Hizbul Mujahedeen,” ANI reported citing the court order.

  • Oct 25, 2021 06:36 PM IST

    Moderna reports ‘robust’ response to Covid vaccine in kids aged 6-11

    Moderna has reported ‘robust’ response to Covid-19 vaccine in children between six and 11-years-old, news agency AFP reported.

  • Oct 25, 2021 06:24 PM IST

    US-based car rental giant Hertz orders 1 lakh Tesla electric autos

    Car rental giant headquartered in Florida in the United States, Hertz, has ordered 100,000 Tesla electric autos, news agency AFP reported.

  • Oct 25, 2021 05:46 PM IST

    Delhi's air quality to deteriorate to ‘moderate’ category in coming days

    In the forthcoming days, the air quality of Delhi will deteriorate to ‘moderate’ category, IMD's Vijay Kumar told ANI on Monday. He said that on Sunday, due to “very good rainfall” in the Delhi-NCR region, the air quality improved to ‘satisfactory’ category from ‘poor’ category.

  • Oct 25, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    Uttarakhand raises grant to 1.5L each from 95K for damaged houses due to rain

    Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Monday said that according to the standard of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), the state government has raised the aid from 3,800 to 5,000 for household goods that was damaged due to rains. “We've also raised grant from 95,000 to 1.5 lakh each for damaged houses,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.

  • Oct 25, 2021 03:44 PM IST

    Ananya Pandey skips NCB questioning today for being unwell, agency confirms

    Actor Ananya Pandey has sought for a different summon date from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for questioning in the Mumbai cruise ship drugs' case, deputy director general Mutha Ashok Jain said. “Actress Ananya Panday is not well and sought for time.”  He said that the NCB will be issuing another summon to her in the next few days.

  • Oct 25, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad to campaign for Bihar bypolls on Oct 27

    RJD supremo Lalu Prasad who returned to Bihar after nearly three-and- half years on Sunday will campaign on October 27 for the party candidate in two assembly seats in the state where bypolls are scheduled. The by-elections, notably, will be held on October 30.

  • Oct 25, 2021 02:35 PM IST

    SC allows Cong MP to travel abroad on condition of depositing 1 cr

    Supreme Court on Monday allowed Congress MP Karti Chidambaram to travel abroad between October 25 and November 21, 2021 on the condition of depositing 1 crore, ANI reported.

  • Oct 25, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    Schools, colleges in Bengal to reopen from Nov 15: CM Mamata

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced tht schools, and colleges in the state will reopen from November 15 onwards.

  • Oct 25, 2021 01:57 PM IST

    Centre rushes team to Kanpur where a case of Zika virus was reported

    The Centre has sent a multi-disciplinary team to Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur, which reported a case of Zika Virus on Sunday. Read more

  • Oct 25, 2021 01:28 PM IST

    PM Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure mission in Varanasi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission and development projects in Varanasi. PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission is one of the largest pan-India schemes for strengthening healthcare infrastructure across the country. 

  • Oct 25, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    PM, officials detained, internet down in apparent Sudan coup: Report

    Sudan's interim prime minister and a number of senior government officials were arrested Monday, the information ministry said, describing the actions as a military coup, reported news agency AP. According to the ministry's Facebook page, the internet in the country was largely cut off and military forces closed bridges. It said the whereabouts of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok were not immediately known. 

  • Oct 25, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    Witness in cruise drugs case arrives at NCB office

    Prabhakar Sail, the witness in the Mumbai drugs case, has reached the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Mumbai Police Commissioner’s office. The witness has claimed that 25 crore was demanded by an official of the NCB and other persons, including absconding witness K P Gosavi, to let off Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was arrested in the case.

  • Oct 25, 2021 10:49 AM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates 9 medical colleges in UP

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh. The Prime Minister left for Siddharthnagar and Varanasi today to launch Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana and inaugurate medical colleges in the state.

  • Oct 25, 2021 10:02 AM IST

    3 trekkers dead amid heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur

    Three trekkers died following heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, while 10 others were rescued, reported news agency ANI. Search and rescue operations are underway, the news agency further quoted Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) as saying in a statament.

  • Oct 25, 2021 09:41 AM IST

    India's daily Covid-19 tally comes down after 14,306 new infections; active caseload lowest in 239 days

    India reported 14,306 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, marginally lower that the previous day's number, according to the Union Health Ministry's data published on Monday. A total of 443 Covid-19 related fatalities were recorded in the same time span. Further, 18,762 people recovered from the viral disease in the last 24 hours, with the active caseload standing at 1,67,695.

     

  • Oct 25, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    Internet services interrupted in Sudanese capital Khartoum: Report

    Internet services were interrupted in the Sudanese capital Khartoum early on Monday, Reuters reported. Several local media reports also confirmed internet services were down, according to Reuters. Military forces arrested several members of Sudan's civilian leadership early on Monday, Al Hadath TV reported, as a prominent pro-democracy group called on Sudanese people to take to the streets to resist any military coup.

  • Oct 25, 2021 09:11 AM IST

    Delhi CM Kejriwal in Lucknow, to offer ‘aarti’ at Saryu Ghat

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday arrived in Lucknow. He will be offering 'aarti' at Saryu Ghat, this evening, reported news agency ANI.

  • Oct 25, 2021 08:38 AM IST

    As Covid cases surge in Germany, questions on extension of state of emergency

    Germany is currently facing an increased spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), prompting calls to extend the nationwide state of emergency, which will end next month. Read more

  • Oct 25, 2021 08:33 AM IST

    Uttarakhand rains: Total deaths climb to 72

    The Uttarakhand government said on Sunday that a total of 72 people have died due to rain-related incidents in the state, adding four people are still missing. 

  • Oct 25, 2021 07:48 AM IST

    Amit Shah to inaugurate various development projects in J-K

    With Monday being the last day of his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir,  Union home minister Amit Shah will inaugurate and lay foundation stone of various development projects in Srinagar.

  • Oct 25, 2021 07:17 AM IST

    PM Modi to launch 64k-cr health infra scheme from Varanasi today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will launch the Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana (PMASBY), worth 64,180 crore, to strengthen the health care infrastructure across the country. Read more

  • Oct 25, 2021 06:10 AM IST

    From today, Maharashtra to start special vaccination drive for college students

    Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope, while announcing the special inoculation drive on October 21, said that vaccination, especially among the youth, is the need of the hour as they have to travel the most. Tope added that those universities and colleges which perform well in this inoculation drive will be rewarded. Read more

  • Oct 25, 2021 05:59 AM IST

    Afghanistan: 17 killed in clashes between Taliban, group of armed men in Herat province

    Seventeen people were killed in a clash between the Taliban fighters and a group of armed men in the western Afghan province of Herat, Sputnik reported on Monday citing a local hospital. "Today, the bodies of 17 people, including seven children, three women and seven men, were taken to a hospital in the province of Herat. All of them died from gunshot wounds," the sources told the news agency. 

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Supreme Court tells Centre to decide on Rajiv Gandhi killer’s mercy plea

“This matter has been pending for a long time. Decide it. We will post it in January next year,” the Supreme Court told the Centre on a petition by former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi murder convict AG Perarivalan
AG Perarivalan, a murder convict in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assasination, filed his mercy plea before the Tamil Nadu governor in December 2015. In January 2021, the governor forwarded the petition to the Centre on the ground that thcompetent authority to decide on Perarivalan’s remission was the President. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
AG Perarivalan, a murder convict in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assasination, filed his mercy plea before the Tamil Nadu governor in December 2015. In January 2021, the governor forwarded the petition to the Centre on the ground that thcompetent authority to decide on Perarivalan’s remission was the President. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 01:15 AM IST
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ByAbraham Thomas

321 die cleaning sewers in 5 years: Govt to Lok Sabha

The government told Lok Sabha that there were no reports of manual scavengers being engaged in India at present
Manual scavenging is banned in India. The caste-based practice was proscribed in 1993, but activists allege it continues clandestinely and overtly. (Representation image)
Manual scavenging is banned in India. The caste-based practice was proscribed in 1993, but activists allege it continues clandestinely and overtly. (Representation image)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 02:04 AM IST
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4 BJP men held in Kerala for ‘provocative slogans’

The BJP workers, while participating in the rally organised last Wednesday to mark the 22nd anniversary of the murder of Yuvamorcha leader K T Jayakrishnan, had allegedly raised inflammatory slogans.
Police had registered a case against 20 BJP activists on the basis of a complaint lodged by various organisations. (PTI)
Police had registered a case against 20 BJP activists on the basis of a complaint lodged by various organisations. (PTI)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 12:41 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, Kannur

Popular store chain in Tamil Nadu under-reported 1,000 crore sales: I-T

Though the department did not name the store, earlier I-T officials had told HT that their officials on December 1 were raiding Saravana Selvarathinam which has six stores across Tamil Nadu.
Earlier I-T officials had said their officials on December 1 were raiding Saravana Selvarathinam which has six stores across Tamil Nadu. (HT)
Earlier I-T officials had said their officials on December 1 were raiding Saravana Selvarathinam which has six stores across Tamil Nadu. (HT)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 12:41 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Chennai

Hyderabad: 110-yr-old structure to be demolished for transit dorm

The heritage structure, Tipu Khan Sarai, popularly known as Nampally Sarai, located right in front of Nampally railway station closer to the state assembly building, is now being converted into a transit dorm, exclusively for women travellers coming to city from various parts of the state.
A senior official of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) familiar with the development said Nampally Sarai, which was completely in a dilapidated condition, would be demolished. (HT)
A senior official of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) familiar with the development said Nampally Sarai, which was completely in a dilapidated condition, would be demolished. (HT)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 12:40 AM IST
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BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad

HC awards 5 lakhto BDS aspirant over denial of admission in Tamil Nadu

Justice S M Subramaniam held the then secretaries of the Tamil Nadu Health department, the Selection Committee and the KSR Dental College responsible for the denial of admission in BDS course to A Jayaranjani and directed them to pay the compensation within four weeks.
Proportioning the compensation amount, the judge said the secretaries of health and the selection panel should jointly pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span> 3 lakh and the college <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2 lakh to the petitioner. (HT)
Proportioning the compensation amount, the judge said the secretaries of health and the selection panel should jointly pay 3 lakh and the college 2 lakh to the petitioner. (HT)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 12:40 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, Chennai

Kerala: 8 Covid samples test negative for Omicron

On Tuesday, one more person, who arrived from a European country, tested positive for Covid-19 and was rushed to a hospital in Kozhikode. His sample has been sent for genome sequencing in the state capital, a health ministry official said.
All samples were tested at the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in the state capital. (PTI)
All samples were tested at the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in the state capital. (PTI)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 12:39 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram

TRS to boycott ongoing winter session over farm issues

Shouting slogans against the Centre and in support of farmers, TRS MPs staged a walkout from both Houses of Parliament on Tuesday. All of them were dressed in black
TRS MP Keshav Rao during the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on December 2. (PTI)
TRS MP Keshav Rao during the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on December 2. (PTI)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 12:39 AM IST
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Andhra police destroys cannabis worth 4,000 crore in special operation

According to Vineet Brijlal, commissioner of the Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) of the state police, a huge quantity of cannabis, being grown in 6,416.10 acres, was destroyed in a span of 36 days.
The Operation Parivarthan was launched on October 30, after a series of reports of smuggling of ganja from the Visakhapatnam forest areas into the neighbouring Telangana and Chhattisgarh, rocked the state. (AFP)
The Operation Parivarthan was launched on October 30, after a series of reports of smuggling of ganja from the Visakhapatnam forest areas into the neighbouring Telangana and Chhattisgarh, rocked the state. (AFP)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 12:38 AM IST
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BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad

Madras high court orders Tamil Nadu student’s re-postmortem as kin allege custodial torture

The student from Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram district was stopped on his two-wheeler by police on Saturday during a routine vehicle check along the Paramakudi-Keezhathooval road. He was being questioned at the Keezhathooval police station and he was released a few hours later, police said.
The court ordered video recording of the procedure after a plea was moved by his mother, stating that her 21-year-old son was tortured in police custody. (ANI)
The court ordered video recording of the procedure after a plea was moved by his mother, stating that her 21-year-old son was tortured in police custody. (ANI)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 12:37 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Chennai

Sasikala, Rajinikanth meet in Tamil Nadu raises eyebrows

The meeting took place on Monday evening and pictures released show Rajinikanth’s wife Latha also in conversation with Sasikala.
A statement from VK Sasikala’s office described her meeting with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth as a courtesy call. (HT)
A statement from VK Sasikala’s office described her meeting with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth as a courtesy call. (HT)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 12:36 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Chennai

Protests in Kerala after Tamil Nadu opened Mullaperiyar gates

Two more shutters of Mullaperiyar opened on Tuesday evening after heavy downpour in dam catchment areas. But this was informed properly. Kerala will file an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, citing Tamil Nadu’s attitude.
Kerala will file an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Wednesday. (PTI)
Kerala will file an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Wednesday. (PTI)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 12:35 AM IST
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ByRamesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram

AAP meets Karnataka governor seeking probe into ‘commission’ scandal

AAP demanded a judicial probe into the allegations levelled by the Karnataka State Contractors Association against the overt demand for commissions, ranging from 25%-35%, by elected representatives and officials for awarding tenders.
The statements come even as Congress and other political oppositions have used the alleged scandal to corner Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai who appears to be buried in one crisis after another. (PTI)
The statements come even as Congress and other political oppositions have used the alleged scandal to corner Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai who appears to be buried in one crisis after another. (PTI)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 12:34 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Bengaluru

Nine students test Covid positive in Mangaluru, quarantined at hostel

In Chikkamagaluru district, a total of 457 samples have been tested of both students and staff members at the Jawahar Navodaya School in Seegodu, and the infection tally now stands at 103, including 90students, health officials said.
There has been a consistent uptick of Covid-19 clusters in the southern state, which led the state government to issue guidelines to combat the situation. (Agencies)
There has been a consistent uptick of Covid-19 clusters in the southern state, which led the state government to issue guidelines to combat the situation. (Agencies)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 12:33 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Bengaluru

Law varsity students stage protest against offline examinations in Karnataka

Students spent the entire night protesting against the varsity’s decision to hold offline exams. The protests began in the main campus of KSLU in the Hubballi district, about 450 kms from Bengaluru.
Students said that the university is trying to hold offline examinations for the previous semesters despite promoting the students and the results of previous semesters have been delayed (Representative use)
Students said that the university is trying to hold offline examinations for the previous semesters despite promoting the students and the results of previous semesters have been delayed (Representative use)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 12:33 AM IST
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