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  • Sep 08, 2021 11:46 PM IST

    Antony Blinken warns US getting 'closer' to giving up on Iran nuclear deal

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned on Wednesday that time was running out for Iran to return to a nuclear deal after a scathing report by the UN atomic watchdog and Tehran's signals that it would take a while to return to talks. Read more

  • Sep 08, 2021 11:27 PM IST

    WHO chief urges halt to Covid booster shots for rest of 2021

    The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that rich nations with large supplies of vaccines against Covid-19 should refrain from offering booster shots through the end of the year and make the doses available for poorer nations. 

  • Sep 08, 2021 10:35 PM IST

    Theatre commands to be functional in 2-3 years

    The creation of theatre commands to best utilise the military’s resources could take two to three years, with senior officers from the three services being assigned key responsibilities to finalise the joint structures, people familiar with the developments said on Wednesday. Read More

  • Sep 08, 2021 09:49 PM IST

    ‘Want healthy relations with our neighbours': Taliban 

    The new Taliban setup in Kabul has said it desires healthy relations with all neighbours of Afghanistan based on mutual respect, even while assuring that Afghan soil will not be used against the security of any nation. “We want strong and healthy relations with our neighbours and all other countries based on mutual respect and interaction. Our relations with those countries will be based on the highest interests and benefits of Afghanistan,” the statement said.

  • Sep 08, 2021 09:28 PM IST

    Doing 'everything in our power' to start charter flights from Afghanistan: US

    US doing 'everything in our power' to start charter flights from Afghanistan, says Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

  • Sep 08, 2021 09:07 PM IST

    RBI lifts UCO Bank out of corrective action list after four years

    Reserve Bank of India said on Wednesday it has taken UCO Bank out of prompt corrective action restrictions, subject to certain conditions and continuous monitoring, news agency Reuters reported. 

  • Sep 08, 2021 08:25 PM IST

    CPM headquarters in Agartala; motorbike set on fire

    CPM headquarters in Agartala was ransacked and a motorbike was set on fire in front of the office. In Sepahijala district, a CPM party office was set on fire. A clash also occurred between CPM and BJP at Udaipur in Gomati district.

  • Sep 08, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    China announces aid worth USD 31 million to Afghanistan

    China announced on Wednesday that it would donate 200 million yuan (US$31 million) worth of aid, including grains, winter supplies and coronavirus vaccines to Afghanistan, a day after the Taliban announced the formation of an interim government in Kabul.

  • Sep 08, 2021 08:00 PM IST

    PM Modi meets Russia's secretary of security council

  • Sep 08, 2021 07:49 PM IST

    Centre, NSCN (K) sign ceasefire agreement

    Government of India on Wednesday signed a fresh ceasefire pact with the Niki Sumi-led Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) in New Delhi. The development is being seen as a boost to the ongoing Naga peace process for which the Centre is holding peace talks with NSCN (IM) and a conglomeration of seven Naga nationalist political groups (NNPGs).

    The new ceasefire agreement is for a period of one year with effect from September 8, 2021. The agreement is subject to adherence to the existing ceasefire ground rules signed by the two sides.

  • Sep 08, 2021 07:38 PM IST

    Pak wants Taliban-led Afghanistan to be invited to future regional gatherings

    Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mohammed Qureshi on Wednesday proposed the idea of inviting Taliban leaders in future regional meetings during a virtual gathering of foreign ministers of nations which are neighbours of Afghanistan, news agency Reuters reported. Read More

  • Sep 08, 2021 06:55 PM IST

    Afghanistan's ex-president Ashraf Ghani issues statement, quashes corruption allegations

  • Sep 08, 2021 06:46 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt prohibits public from visiting  Ganesh mandals

    Maharashtra Government prohibits public from visiting Ganesh mandals on Ganesh Chaturthi, asks mandal organisers to make darshan available online or through other electronic means. 

  • Sep 08, 2021 06:31 PM IST

    Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approves procurement of transport aircraft for IAF

    Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approves procurement of 56 C-295 MW transport aircraft for Indian Air Force.

  • Sep 08, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    China says it will maintain communication with Taliban-led Afghanistan govt

    China on Wednesday said the formation of a provisional Taliban government in Afghanistan was a “necessary step” in pursuing a post-war reconstruction, adding that it is ready to maintain communication with the new leaders. Read More

  • Sep 08, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    Talks between farmers, Karnal admin remain inconclusive

    Talks with Karnal district admin lasted for three hours but failed. Officers are not ready to suspend him (SDM Ayush Sinha) and lodge a case against him. The officers are getting directions from Chandigarh. So we have decided to continue our protest here: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait

  • Sep 08, 2021 05:09 PM IST

    Dozens feared missing after two ferries collide in Assam's Brahmaputra river; rescue ops on

    Collision between two ferries on Brahmaputra between Kamalabari (Majuli) and Nematighat (Jorhat). Dozens feared missing as one ferry is reported to have capsized. NDRF and SDRF teams start rescue operations.

  • Sep 08, 2021 04:44 PM IST

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to file nomination for Bhabanipur bypoll on Friday

    Trnamool Congress supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to file her nomination for Bhabanipur bye-election on September 10.

  • Sep 08, 2021 04:21 PM IST

    MI6, CIA chiefs and Russia’s Security Council secretary make beeline for India

    Top security and intelligence officials of the UK, the US and Russia have made a beeline for India to discuss the situation in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover in Kabul and the implications for regional security. Read More

  • Sep 08, 2021 04:03 PM IST

    Necessary step, will maintain communication: China on new Taliban govt

    China on Wednesday said the formation of a provisional Taliban government in Afghanistan was a “necessary step” in pursuing a post-war reconstruction, adding that it is ready to maintain communication with the new leaders.

    It is a “necessary step for Afghanistan to restore domestic order and pursue post-war reconstruction,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin told state English broadcaster, CGTN, in an interview.

  • Sep 08, 2021 03:55 PM IST

    EU warns Taliban govt in Afghanistan not 'inclusive and representative'

    The European Union warns Taliban, says govt not 'inclusive, representative', reports AFP.

  • Sep 08, 2021 03:28 PM IST

    Delhi reports 41 new cases, zero deaths

    Delhi reports 41 new cases, 13 recoveries and zero deaths in the last 24 hours. Active cases 414. Positivity rate 0.05%

  • Sep 08, 2021 03:18 PM IST

    Russia's emergency situations minister dies during drills: Report

    Russia's emergency situations minister dies during drills, reports multiple news agencies. Yevgeny Zinichev, 55, “tragically died in the line of duty during inter-agency exercises to protect the Arctic zone from emergency situations, while saving a person's life," the ministry said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies.

  • Sep 08, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    NSA Russia secretary of security council discuss bilateral cooperation

    During India-Russia consultations, attention was paid to intensifying joint work of the both country's special services and military bodies. An exchange of views took place on the military, political and socio-economic situation in Afghanistan, informs the Russian embassy in India. During consultations, Secretary of Russia's Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev and NSA Ajit Doval discussed deepening bilateral cooperation in security with an emphasis on further interaction on anti-terrorist track, combating illegal migration and drug trafficking, informs Russian Embassy.

  • Sep 08, 2021 02:48 PM IST

    Union Cabinet approves MSP for rabi crops for marketing season 2022-23

    Image courtesy: ANI
    Image courtesy: ANI

    The Union Cabinet has approved MSP for rabi crops for marketing season 2022-23.

  • Sep 08, 2021 02:39 PM IST

    Taliban arrests 5 journalists in Kabul

    As many as five journalists from Etilaatroz, a daily newspaper in Kabul, have been arrested by the Taliban, said ToloNews, Afghanistan's biggest independent TV netwo

  • Sep 08, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    Centre approves PIL scheme

    Union Cabinet has approved Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for Textiles. Incentives worth 10,683 crores will be provided over 5 years.

  • Sep 08, 2021 02:30 PM IST

    Union Cabinet approves remunerative price of 290/quintal for sugarcane farmers

    Union Cabinet approves highest ever fair and remunerative price of 290/quintal for sugarcane farmers.

  • Sep 08, 2021 02:23 PM IST

    Another 20 samples test negative for Nipah virus in Kozhikode: Health minister

    Another 20 samples have tested negative for the Nipah virus in Kozhikode. Currently, 68 persons are under isolation in the Nipah ward of Government Medical College. Their health is stable: Kerala Health Minister Veena George

  • Sep 08, 2021 01:35 PM IST

    Uttarakhand governor Baby Rani Maurya resigns

    Uttarakhand governor Baby Rani has stepped down from her post, says Governor's secretary BK Sant.

  • Sep 08, 2021 12:59 PM IST

    SC refuses to entertain PIL seeking ‘door to door Covid-19 vaccination’

    Supreme Court refuses to entertain a PIL filed by Youth Bar Association of India, seeking direction to governments to take appropriate measures for providing 'door to door Covid-19 vaccination of all citizens', particularly for elderly, differently-abled and weaker sections.

  • Sep 08, 2021 12:27 PM IST

    BJP announces election in-charges for poll-bound states

    Maharashtra LoP Devendra Fadnavis, Union ministers Bhupender Yadav and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat appointed BJP's in-charge for the upcoming Assembly elections in Goa, Manipur, and Punjab respectively.

  • Sep 08, 2021 12:00 PM IST

    Tejashwi Yadav, Chirag Paswan meet in Patna

    Bihar LoP Tejashwi Yadav meets LJP MP Chirag Paswan in Patna.

  • Sep 08, 2021 11:41 AM IST

    No public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in Delhi

    Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) prohibits public celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi, in view of Covid-19.

  • Sep 08, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    TN CM Stalin seeks repeal of CAA

    Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin moves resolution in state assembly urging Centre to repeal CAA.

  • Sep 08, 2021 11:17 AM IST

    Supreme Court upholds extension of ED director's tenure

    Supreme Court upholds Centre's decision to extend tenure of Enforcement Directorate (ED) director SK Mishra's till November 2021 despite his reaching retirement age in May last year. No further extension for Mishra though.

  • Sep 08, 2021 10:41 AM IST

    Bihar Congress leader Sadanand Singh passes away

    Congress legislative party leader in Bihar Sadanand Singh passes away, Bihar deputy CM Tarkishore Prasad pays tribute.

  • Sep 08, 2021 10:23 AM IST

    Will hold meeting to decide on future course of action, says Rakesh Tikait

    "The administration has tried to give an explanation about the SDM's earlier action. We will hold a meeting with farmers to make a decision on our further actions," says BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Karnal protest.

  • Sep 08, 2021 10:02 AM IST

    Protesters begin pitching tents outside mini-secretariat in Karnal

    Farmers begin to install tents outside mini-secretariat in Karnal. Protesters , including women, from various districts reach protest site.

  • Sep 08, 2021 09:48 AM IST

    Bomb explosions outside BJP MP's residence in Bengal, says governor

    "Bomb explosions outside the residence of Member of Parliament Arjun Singh this morning is worrisome," tweets West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.

  • Sep 08, 2021 09:20 AM IST

    India logs 37,875 new Covid-19 cases and 369 deaths

    India's cumulative Covid-19 tally rises to 33,096,718 with 37,875 fresh infections. Toll rises to 441,411 with 369 fatalities.

  • Sep 08, 2021 08:43 AM IST

    Sit-in at Karnal mini-secretariat continues

    Farmers continue sit-in protest at mini-secretariat in Haryana's Karnal.

  • Sep 08, 2021 08:16 AM IST

    Earthquake of magnitude 7.0 jolts Mexico

    The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has announced that a 7.0 magnitude quake struck southwest Mexico. The quake was initially measured by the USGS at magnitude 7.4

  • Sep 08, 2021 07:40 AM IST

    40 killed in Indonesia prison fire: Officials

    A fire at a jail in Indonesia's Banten province has killed 40 people, reports Reuters citing govt officials.

  • Sep 08, 2021 07:14 AM IST

    Australia's New South Wales logs nearly 1500 new Covid-19 cases

    New South Wales, Australia's most populous province, records 1480 new Covid-19 cases, up from 1220 on September 7. With nine new deaths, total fatalities in latest outbreak rise to 148.

  • Sep 08, 2021 06:41 AM IST

    Rakesh Tikait shares images from Karnal sit-in

    Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait took to Twitter to share photos from the ongoing sit-in at the mini-secretariat in Karnal.

  • Sep 08, 2021 06:16 AM IST

    Blinken to appear before Senate committee to testify on Afghanistan withdrawal

    US secretary of state Antony Blinken will, on September 14, appear before the Senate Committee Foreign Relations Committee to testify on the United States' military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  • Sep 08, 2021 05:42 AM IST

    Mexico: 17 patients dead after floods hit hospital

    At least 17 patients lost their lives after floods swept through a hospital in central Mexico, disrupting the power supply and oxygen therapy, authorities said Tuesday.

  • Sep 08, 2021 05:15 AM IST

    Farmers' sit-in at Karnal mini-secretariat continues

    Farmers continue their indefinite sit-in at Karnal mini-secretariat demanding, among other things, suspension of then SDM Ayush Sinha for August 28 lathi-charge.

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7.6% decline in passenger traffic in July: DGCA

Published on Aug 18, 2022 03:23 PM IST
DGCA director general Arun Kumar said they expect a speedy recovery in passenger numbers and foresee traffic reaching the pre-Covid levels in the fourth quarter of the year
The airlines recorded passenger traffic of 12 million in May. (HT PHOTO)
The airlines recorded passenger traffic of 12 million in May. (HT PHOTO)

Gujarat’s seaplane project may get relaunched before assembly polls: Official

Published on Aug 18, 2022 03:23 PM IST
The services were halted in April 2021 after SpiceJet’s subsidiary SpiceShuttle pulled out due to some operational difficulties amid the Covid-19 pandemic
India's first seaplane lands at Kochi lake for refueling ahead of its inauguration in Gujarat on October 25, 2020. (PTI Photo)
India's first seaplane lands at Kochi lake for refueling ahead of its inauguration in Gujarat on October 25, 2020. (PTI Photo)

BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain moves SC against rape case registration order

Published on Aug 18, 2022 03:07 PM IST
Hussain submitted the high court failed to appreciate he is a public figure and is being sought to be falsely implicated with “malicious intent”
BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain. (PTI)
BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain. (PTI)

3 assault rifles, 10 boxes of ammo found in boat off Maharashtra coast, probe on

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 03:23 PM IST
Local police officials told news agency ANI a lifeboat had also been recovered and that both vessels were empty when found.
Boat filled with guns, explosives found off Maharashtra coast (Credit: ANI)
Boat filled with guns, explosives found off Maharashtra coast (Credit: ANI)

Rahul asks PM Modi on BJP 'support' to rape accused: ‘Are you not ashamed’

Published on Aug 18, 2022 02:55 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi cited the examples of rape cases in Unnao and Hathras in Uttar Pradesh, Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir and now Gujarat where the government this week released those convicted of rape and murder in the 2002 Bilkis Bano case.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(HT_PRINT)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(HT_PRINT)
PTI |

Centre blocks 8 YouTube channels for spreading fake news, and monetising them

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 02:17 PM IST
The blocked YouTube channels had a cumulative viewership of over 114 crores, and were subscribed by over 85 lakh users, the I&B ministry said
For representational purposes only. (REUTERS Photo)
For representational purposes only. (REUTERS Photo)
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Tikait reiterates demand for Union minister Ajay Mishra Teni’s dismissal

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 02:11 PM IST
Farmer leaders congregated in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri, where Teni’s son allegedly mowed down farmers protesting against the now-repealed farm laws, for a 75-hour long sit-in protest
Rakesh Tikait. (HT PHOTO)
Rakesh Tikait. (HT PHOTO)

Nitish Kumar on party MLA's objection to cabinet expansion: ‘Not possible…’

Published on Aug 18, 2022 01:37 PM IST
The Nitish Kumar-Tejashwi Yadav cabinet included 31 ministers earlier this week.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar (left) with deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav in Patna last week. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar (left) with deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav in Patna last week. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Farmers begin 75-hour strike in Lakhimpur Kheri, call for minister's sacking

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 01:31 PM IST
Thousands of farmers from various outfits under the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) from Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and parts of Uttar Pradesh arrived in Lakhimpur Kheri in cars and buses to take part in the 75-hour-long strike.
Farmers begin 75-hour stir in Lakhimpur Kheri.(ANI Photo)
Farmers begin 75-hour stir in Lakhimpur Kheri.(ANI Photo)
By | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi

OPS seeks unity, EPS appeals against restoration of AIADMK’s dual leadership

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 01:14 PM IST
OPS appealed to everyone, including VK Sasikala who has been with the AIADMK, to come together for the party to rule Tamil Nadu again
The general council in July abolished OPS and EPS’s posts of coordinator and joint coordinator. (PTI)
The general council in July abolished OPS and EPS’s posts of coordinator and joint coordinator. (PTI)

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 launched in India; gets touchscreen and electrical ORVMs

Published on Aug 18, 2022 01:08 PM IST
  • New Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 gets electrically adjustable ORVMs, remote key access, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • New Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 offers 24.90 kmpl of mileage.
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 will be sold through Maruti Suzuki Arena showrooms.
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 will be sold through Maruti Suzuki Arena showrooms.

Afternoon brief: 225kg of mephedrone worth 1,125 crore seized in Gujarat

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:59 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The seized narcotics were manufactured at a chemical factory in Saykha GIDC in Bharuch district.(HT File Photo)
The seized narcotics were manufactured at a chemical factory in Saykha GIDC in Bharuch district.(HT File Photo)

Father on the run after allegedly raping daughter in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 12:43 PM IST
Police said that the man’s wife lodged a complaint on Wednesday saying her husband allegedly raped their 11-year-old daughter on August 11 when she was away visiting her parents on Raksha Bandhan
The girl is the eldest of the couple’s five children and a student of Class 7.
The girl is the eldest of the couple’s five children and a student of Class 7.

SC stops panel of administrators from taking over Indian Olympic Association

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:02 PM IST
A bench, led by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, took on record IOA’s appeal that India may lose all opportunities of participating in international events if the CoA runs the sporting body
The SC cited IOA’s submission that there is every possibility of losing the opportunity of participating in Olympics. (ANI)
The SC cited IOA’s submission that there is every possibility of losing the opportunity of participating in Olympics. (ANI)

‘Fake, anti-India content’: 8 YouTube news channels with 114 cr viewers banned

Published on Aug 18, 2022 11:35 AM IST
In a statement, the government said 7 Indian and 1 Pakistan- based YouTube news channels were blocked under IT Rules, 2021.
The government made the announcement in a press statement. (HT_PRINT)
The government made the announcement in a press statement. (HT_PRINT)
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