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  • Oct 27, 2021 11:06 PM IST

    Uttarakhand health minister says all eligible people to receive Covid vaccine second dose by Dec 15

    Uttarakhand health minister Dhan Singh Rawat said that all eligible beneficiaries in the state would be fully immunised against Covid-19 by December 15, reports ANI.

  • Oct 27, 2021 10:16 PM IST

    Punjab govt issues guidelines for release of ex-gratia to families of Covid victims

    Punjab Government issued guidelines for the release of ex-gratia amount of 50,000 to the families of those who died due to Covid-19, reports ANI.

  • Oct 27, 2021 09:06 PM IST

    Sameer Wankhede's sister Yasmeen Wankhede writes to NCW to ‘safeguard constitutional rights’

    NCB official Sameer Wankhede's sister Yasmeen Wankhede wrote to the National Commission for Women requesting "to safeguard her constitutional rights as a woman," reports ANI. 

    She has also filed a police complaint to register FIR against Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik.

  • Oct 27, 2021 09:04 PM IST

    Serosurvey in Delhi shows 90% people found to have antibodies against Covid-19

    According to the latest serosurvey in Delhi, 90% of people were found to have antibodies against Covid-19 and over 85% seropositivity was found in every district, reports ANI. Around 28,000 samples were collected from 280 wards of Delhi.

  • Oct 27, 2021 08:50 PM IST

    India successfully test-fires surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5, reports PTI

    India successfully test fired Agni-5 missile, capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 km with very high degree of accuracy, reports PTI.

  • Oct 27, 2021 08:47 PM IST

    Maharashtra logs 1,485 new Covid-19 cases, 38 deaths in last 24 hours

    With 1,485 new Covid-19 cases and 38 deaths, Maharashtra's total caseload reached 6,606,536 and the death toll climbed to 140,098. Mumbai saw 417 new cases and four deaths and so far 755,480 cases and 16,229 deaths have been reported from the city.

  • Oct 27, 2021 08:33 PM IST

    Special drive to focus on 48 districts with less than 50% eligible population vaccinated

    Mandaviya also said that during the special vaccination drive, focus would be on 48 districts across the country with less than 50% eligible population vaccinated against Covid-19, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 27, 2021 08:29 PM IST

    Govt to launch mega door-to-door vaccination campaign against Covid

    The government will launch a mega vaccination campaign 'Har Ghar Dastak'. and for the next one month, healthcare workers will go door-to-door to vaccinate people eligible for second dose and also those who have not taken the first dose, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, reports ANI.

  • Oct 27, 2021 08:26 PM IST

    With 77% first dose coverage, health minister Mandaviya urges people to take second dose of Covid vaccine

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that 77% of the eligible population in the country has been vaccinated against Covid-19 with the first dose while 32% people have been fully vaccinated, reports ANI. 

    He also said that over 10 crore people have not received the second dose. “People who are eligible for second dose should take the vaccine,” he said.

  • Oct 27, 2021 08:22 PM IST

    Finance ministry directs all ministries, central govt departments to clear dues of Air India

    The ministry of finance directed all ministries and departments of the central government to clear dues of Air India. The ministry also said that tickets may be purchased in cash till further instructions, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 27, 2021 08:13 PM IST

    UP health minister says no new cases of Zika virus around Kanpur Air Force station

    Uttar Pradesh health minister Jai Pratap Singh said that no new cases of Zika virus infection have been detected in the 4-km radius of the Air Force station in Kanpur where one case was detected earlier, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 27, 2021 08:00 PM IST

    ‘Free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific’: PM Modi at 16th East Asia summit, says looking forward for ASEAN-India summit

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed “India's focus on a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific and the principle of ASEAN Centrality in the region” in the 16th East Asia Summit hosted by Brunei. 

    “India remains committed to strengthening respect for shared values of multilateralism, rules-based international order, international law and sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations. I look forward to participating in the 18th ASEAN-India Summit tomorrow,” he tweeted.

  • Oct 27, 2021 07:40 PM IST

    White House officials, US lawmakers celebrate Diwali with Indian diaspora on Capital Hill

    Several officials of the White House and US lawmakers celebrated the Diwali festival with the Indian diaspora at the Capitol Hill, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 27, 2021 07:29 PM IST

    3 cops shot dead at rally in Pakistan, reports AFP

    Three police personnel were shot dead during a rally in Pakistan, reports AFP. 

  • Oct 27, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    Police use 'mild force' as protesters try to break barricading near Singh border, reports ANI

    Some protesters reportedly tried to break the barricading near Delhi's Singhu border and “mild force” was used by the police at the spot, reports ANI citing sources in Delhi Police.

  • Oct 27, 2021 06:28 PM IST

    Covaxin added to approved list of Covid vaccines for travel without quarantine to Oman, says Embassy of India in Oman

    The Indian embassy in Oman said that Covaxin has been added to the approved list of vaccines for travel without quarantine to the country, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 27, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    Kerala logs 9,445 new Covid-19 cases, 93 deaths in last 24 hours

    Kerala reported 9,445 new Covid-19 cases and 93 deaths in the last 24 hours and the active caseload was recorded at 76,554, reports ANI.

  • Oct 27, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    Aryan Khan bail hearing matter adjourned to Thursday

    Aryan Khan's bail plea hearing in the drugs-on-cruise case has been adjourned to post-lunch tomorrow.

  • Oct 27, 2021 05:24 PM IST

    Munmun Dhamecha's counsel says name of person who brought the drug was not mentioned

    “Three people present when raid took place it's their own case, 5 grams of Charas was found, personal search nothing found from Munmun Dhamecha. Most importantly the drugs which was found was also of very small quantity. The panchanama is silent exactly from whom the drugs was found from, they say it was from the cruise. But who brought it is not mentioned,” says Munmun Dhamecha's counsel Ali Kashif Khan.

  • Oct 27, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    ‘Article 22 more important than Section 50 of CrPC’: Mukul Rohatgi on Aryan Khan arrest

    “Article 22 of the constitution is more imp than Section 50 of CrPC. It states that no person should be held without being informed about the grounds of arrest and the person shall have the right to consult a lawyer of his choice,” Mukul Rohatgi said.

  • Oct 27, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    Mukul Rohatgi says memo did not state correct grounds for arrest

    Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Aryan Khan said that the arrest memo did not give the true and correct grounds for arrest. He also referred to the Section 50 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

  • Oct 27, 2021 04:53 PM IST

    Seizure of mobile phone was not mentioned in arrest memo, says Amit Desai

    “When mobile phone was seized it is not mentioned in the panchanama nor arrest memo. They argued it was handed over voluntarily. But in a personal device, it is important to have a memo for the veracity,” Desai said.

  • Oct 27, 2021 04:47 PM IST

    ‘WhatsApp chats don’t support conspiracy theory whatsoever': Amit Desai

    “It was their own case there was no conspiracy. At 7 o' clock, for reasons I don't know, they invoke (Section) 29 of NDPS act. There is no connection, no phone calls, no messages nothing. The Special NDPS court rejected our application because of conspiracy. The Whastapp chats don't support the conspiracy theory what so ever,” Amit Desai said.

  • Oct 27, 2021 04:32 PM IST

    ‘We have been arrested for an offence which was not committed’: Amit Desai

    “If there was an intention to consume then (Section) 27 of NDPS act does not apply. We have been arrested for an offence which was not committed. Consumption is a verb that has not happened and hence even NDPS (Section) 27 should have not been applied,” Amit Desai said.

  • Oct 27, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    ‘First remand did not speak of conspiracy' says Amit Desai

    Arbaaz Merchant's counsel Amit Desai said that the first remand did not mention about conspiracy.

    “The magistrate court was told later eight people were arrested for conspiracy though it was not what had happened. Because of this issues we are in custody for last twenty two days. Till today there is no arrest for conspiracy and conspiracy is a separate offence,” he said. 

  • Oct 27, 2021 03:58 PM IST

    Aryan Khan's matter taken up for hearing

    ASG Anil Singh, Advait Sethna for prosecution reached court room and Aryan's counsel Mukul Rohatgi, Satish Maneshinde and Arbaaz Merchant's counsel Amit Desai reached the court room. Justice Nitin Sambre hearing other matters at this moment.

  • Oct 27, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    Mansukh Mandaviya meets state health ministers to discuss ramping up Covid-19 vaccination drive

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya held a meeting with state health ministers to discuss the scaling up of Covid-19 vaccination drive, reports ANI.

  • Oct 27, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    Ex-BJP MLA Krishna Kalyani joins TMC in Kolkata

    BJP MLA Krishna Kalyani, who resigned from the party earlier this month, joined the Trinamool Congress in presence of state minister Partha Chatterjee in Kolkata, West Bengal, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 27, 2021 03:06 PM IST

    Mumbai BJP writes to Maharashtra governor Koshyari on Nawab Malik's ‘baseless allegations’ in drugs-on-cruise case

    The Mumbai unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party wrote to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and asked him to intervene in the matter of “baseless allegations” being levelled by NCP minister Nawab Malik against the NCB and Sameer Wankhede in the drugs-on-cruise case, reports ANI.

  • Oct 27, 2021 02:57 PM IST

    China's unilateral decision of Land Boundary Law concerning, says MEA

    The ministry of external affairs said that China's unilateral decision to enact a legislation that can impact existing border agreements with India is concerning, reports ANI. 

  • Oct 27, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Sameer Wankhede's statement being taken, says NCB

    NCB's deputy director general (DDG) Gyaneshwar Singh said that the statement of Sameer Wankhede is being recorded, reports ANI.

  • Oct 27, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    DDMA allows Chhat Puja on November 10

    Delhi Disaster Management Authority allows celebration of Chhat Puja on November 10 in the capital city with strict protocols, said deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.

  • Oct 27, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    Delhi schools to reopen from Monday for all classes

    Delhi schools to reopen from Monday for all classes, students won't be forced to attend, online classes to continue.

  • Oct 27, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    DGCA to conduct on-demand license exams for pilots, aircraft engineers

    Aviation regulator DGCA will conduct on-demand online exams to grant licenses to pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers from the next month onwards, the regulator said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • Oct 27, 2021 01:27 PM IST

    Taliban say it will form committees with China for "strengthening" bilateral relations

    The Taliban have said that it will form three separate joint committees with China to facilitate "strengthening" bilateral relations, reported local media.

  • Oct 27, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    China's growing Covid-19 outbreak tests vulnerable border towns

    China has reported nearly 250 locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 since the start of the current outbreak 10 days ago, with many infections in remote towns along porous international borders in the country's northwest.

  • Oct 27, 2021 12:47 PM IST

    NIA court convicts 9 accused in connection with 2013 serial blasts

    NIA court convicts 9 of 10 accused in connection with 2013 serial blasts at Narendra Modi's rally in Patna.

  • Oct 27, 2021 12:40 PM IST

    41 pregnant women die of Covid-19 in Kerala, 149 patients end life: Govt

    As many as 41 pregnant women have so far succumbed to Covid-19 in Kerala after the virus infection broke out in the southern state one and half years ago, state Health Minister Veena George said on Wednesday.

  • Oct 27, 2021 12:18 PM IST

    Delhi Cabinet approves addition of Ayodhya in its free pilgrimage scheme for senior citizens

    Delhi Cabinet approves addition of Ayodhya in its free pilgrimage scheme for senior citizens of city: CM Arvind Kejriwal.

  • Oct 27, 2021 12:08 PM IST

    Only 'green crackers' permitted in Bengal for 2 hours during Diwali

    The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) on Wednesday announced that only green crackers can be sold in the state and bursting of such firecrackers shall be allowed for two hours -- between 8pm and 10pm -- during Diwali and for two hours on Chhath.

  • Oct 27, 2021 11:52 AM IST

    Beijing says Taiwan has 'no right to join the United Nations'

    Taiwan has "no right to join the United Nations", a Beijing official said Wednesday, after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged greater inclusion of Taiwan in UN institutions.

  • Oct 27, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    ACP-level officer to probe allegations against Sameer Wankhede

    Mumbai Police appoints an ACP-level officer to investigate the allegations levelled against NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede. All the complaints received against Wankhede will be probed by the officer. Four Police stations in Mumabai have received such complaints so far.

  • Oct 27, 2021 11:17 AM IST

    EC warns Himanta Biswa Sarma over complaints of violating code of conduct ahead of by-polls

    'Exercise restraint': EC warns Himanta Biswa Sarma over complaints of violating code of conduct ahead of by-polls.

  • Oct 27, 2021 11:02 AM IST

    Charanjit Singh Channi announces special Vidhan Sabha session on November 8 to scrap farm laws

    Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi announces special Vidhan Sabha session on November 8 to scrap farm laws.

  • Oct 27, 2021 10:52 AM IST

    Important to safeguard right to privacy: SC on Pegasus row

    Supreme Court says that we live in the era of information and we must recognise that while technology is important, it's important to safeguard right to privacy, not only for journalists but for all citizens. SC sets up an expert committee to be supervised by former top court judge RV Raveendran to probe into Pegasus row.

  • Oct 27, 2021 10:37 AM IST

    Rupee slips 6 paise to 75.02 against US dollar in early trade

    The Indian rupee depreciated by 6 paise to 75.02 against the US dollar in opening trade on Wednesday, weighed down by firm crude oil prices and a strong American currency in the overseas market.

  • Oct 27, 2021 10:17 AM IST

    Over 103.53 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India so far

    With the administration of 55,89,124 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 103.53 crore, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.

  • Oct 27, 2021 09:41 AM IST

    Rajnath Singh to address Army Commanders’ Conference today

    At 3.30pm today, Defence minister Rajnath Singh will address the Army Commanders’ Conference.

  • Oct 27, 2021 09:37 AM IST

    Karnataka govt issues guidelines for international arrival

    Passengers arriving from countries in Europe including UK, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand and Zimbabwe would need to follow additional measures on arrival in India including post-arrival testing.

  • Oct 27, 2021 09:36 AM IST

    SC to pronounce its order today on court-monitored probe into alleged Pegasus spyware case

    Supreme Court to pronounce its order today on pleas seeking independent court-monitorerd probe into alleged Pegasus spyware case.

  • Oct 27, 2021 09:29 AM IST

    Delhi's AQI 'moderate', likely to degrade to 'poor' category over next 3 days

    The overall air quality in the national capital is in the 'moderate' category on Wednesday but it is likely to degrade to the 'poor' category over the next three days due to an increase in "fire emission", according to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

  • Oct 27, 2021 09:12 AM IST

    India logs 13,451 fresh Covid-19 cases, 585 deaths in last 24 hours

    India recorded 13,451 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, which pushed the nationwide tally to 34,215,653, while the death toll climbed to 455,653 with 585 daily fatalities, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Wednesday. 

  • Oct 27, 2021 09:11 AM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal to chair a meeting of Delhi Cabinet today

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to chair a meeting of Delhi Cabinet today.

  • Oct 27, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    Cambodia announces phased reopening to vaccinated tourists

    Cambodia's government announced plans Tuesday to reopen the country in several stages to fully vaccinated foreign tourists starting from the end of next month.

  • Oct 27, 2021 08:44 AM IST

    NIA conducts multiple places in Kashmir

    NIA raids multiple places in Kashmir.

  • Oct 27, 2021 08:31 AM IST

    Aryan Khan's bail plea hearing to continue in Bombay high court today

    The Bombay high court will on Wednesday resume hearing of the bail plea of Aryan Khan in connection with seizure of drugs on a cruise ship. The hearing will resume at 2.30pm today.

  • Oct 27, 2021 08:17 AM IST

    Indo-Pacific regional dialogue starts today with focus on maritime strategy

    Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD), the apex international annual conference of the Indian Navy, is scheduled to be held as a three-day online event that commences today, i.e. on October 27, and lasts till Friday, October 29.

  • Oct 27, 2021 08:01 AM IST

    Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics official says pandemic is biggest challenge to Games

    Zhang Jiandong, a senior official with the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, said on Wednesday that Beijing is prepared for the Games but that the Covid-19 pandemic is the biggest challenge they face.

  • Oct 27, 2021 07:38 AM IST

    Brazil senators recommend Bolsonaro face charges over Covid-19

    A Brazilian Senate committee recommended on Tuesday that President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions related to the world's second highest Covid-19 death toll.

  • Oct 27, 2021 07:22 AM IST

    DDMA meeting today, will reconsider ban on Chhath Puja celebrations in Delhi

    The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in the national capital. It is also expected to reconsider the ban imposed on Chhath Puja celebrations at public places.

  • Oct 27, 2021 07:11 AM IST

    Bombay HC to hear plea challenging Tarun Tejpal's acquittal in rape case

    The Goa bench of the Bombay high court will on Wednesday virtually hear the state government's appeal against the acquittal of journalist Tarun Tejpal in a 2013 sexual assault case.

  • Oct 27, 2021 06:10 AM IST

    Drugs case: NCB to probe Prabhakar Sail today on allegations of corruption

    The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will on Wednesday probe Prabhakar Sail, a witness in the drugs-on-cruise case, on allegations of corruption levelled by him against NCB witness Kiran Gosavi and Sameer Wankhede, the zonal officer in charge of the case.

  • Oct 27, 2021 05:53 AM IST

    Mansukh Mandaviya to address Investor Summit today

    Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, and Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya will virtually address the Investor Summit "Opportunities and Partnerships in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices" on Wednesday from 10am to 4.30pm.

  • Oct 27, 2021 05:44 AM IST

    Mansukh Mandaviya to meet health ministers of states over Covid vaccine administration

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya will hold a meeting with health ministers of states and union territories on Wednesday over ramping up of Covid-19 vaccination drive in the nation, news agency ANI reported quoting government sources.

  • Oct 27, 2021 05:21 AM IST

    PM Modi to attend virtual 16th East Asia Summit today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 16th East Asia Summit to be held virtually on Wednesday that will discuss matters of regional and international interest and concern including maritime security and terrorism, according to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

  • Oct 27, 2021 05:02 AM IST

    Amarinder Singh likely to launch new political party today

    Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh is on Wednesday likely to launch a new political party, the Punjab Lok Congress, according to people familiar with the developments.

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‘No talks on third front,' says NCP's Nawab Malik amid Banerjee's UPA jibe

  • Malik gave the statement while speaking to the media after the party's national executive meeting in Delhi.
Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik.(HT_PRINT)
Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 07:22 AM IST
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Shashi Tharoor explains who a 'bhakt' is after being trolled for pic at wedding

Slamming the trolls, Shashi Tharoor said it is uncool on part of the ‘bhakt brigade’ to drag non-political people into their malice.
Shashi Tharoor was trolled on Twitter for his photo at a wedding event. (PTI)
Shashi Tharoor was trolled on Twitter for his photo at a wedding event. (PTI)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 06:46 AM IST
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India develops AESA radar to make IAF fighters more lethal

Project director D Seshagiri of Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) confirmed this and said that the developed AESA radar is 95% indigenous, with only one imported subsystem.
The AESA radar will be mounted on the radar cone of Su-30 MKI aircraft as well as carrier-based MiG-29 K fighters of the Indian military, according to Seshagiri. 
The AESA radar will be mounted on the radar cone of Su-30 MKI aircraft as well as carrier-based MiG-29 K fighters of the Indian military, according to Seshagiri. 
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 07:28 AM IST
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ByShishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

ED to question Jacqueline Fernandez over extortion case today

  • The summon notice was issued on December 6. According to her spokesperson, she is testifying before the agency as a witness.
Jacqueline Fernandez has been questioned at least twice by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Sukesh Chandrashekhar case.
Jacqueline Fernandez has been questioned at least twice by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Sukesh Chandrashekhar case.
Published on Dec 08, 2021 05:49 AM IST
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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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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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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)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 04:07 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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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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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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