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  • Sep 23, 2021 11:08 PM IST

    PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with Australian counterpart

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Australian PM Scott Morrison in Washington, reports ANI.

  • Sep 23, 2021 10:12 PM IST

    CDS Rawat attends conference of Chiefs of General Staff of SCO member states in Russia

    Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat attended the conference of the Chiefs of General Staff of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) countries in Orenburg at Russia, as part of his two-day visit to the country, reports ANI citing the Indian army.

  • Sep 23, 2021 08:52 PM IST

    Discussed continued investment in innovation in India, says Adobe's Narayen on meeting PM Modi

    Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said that he discussed the company's continued investment in innovation during his meeting with PM Modi. “He said he believes that technology is the way to help move things forward,” Narayen said, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 23, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    Covid-19 vaccination drive: Over 840 million doses administered in India

    More than 840 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been delivered in India so far and over 6.5 million doses have been delivered as of 7pm today. 

  • Sep 23, 2021 07:42 PM IST

    IMD predicts more showers in next 4 days as heavy rains lash parts of Gujarat

    The India Meteorological Department has predicted more rains in the next four days as heavy rains lashed parts of Gujarat, where 103 roads have been shut due to the rains, reports PTI.

  • Sep 23, 2021 07:38 PM IST

    PM Modi meets Qualcomm CEO Cristiano R Amon

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with the president and CEO of Qualcomm Cristiano R Amon in Washington, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 23, 2021 06:17 PM IST

    Kerala reports 19,682 new Covid-19 cases, 152 deaths in last 24 hours

    Kerala logged 19,682 new Covid-19 cases and 152 deaths in the last 24 hours. The state's death toll was recorded at 24,191 and the active caseload stood at 160,046, reports ANI.

  • Sep 23, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    Over 62% Covid-19 cases last week were from Kerala, says Centre

    Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that over 62% of the Covid-19 cases reported in India last week were from Kerala, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 23, 2021 04:57 PM IST

    3 terrorists eliminated by Indian Army in J&K's Rampur sector

    Three terrorists were eliminated in a brief operation in the early hours today in the Hathlanga forest in Rampur sector, Jammu and Kashmir, reports ANI.

  • Sep 23, 2021 04:20 PM IST

    SC to pass order on Centre's guidelines recommending ex-gratia to kin of Covid victims on Oct 4

    The Supreme Court said that it considers the Central government’s guidelines recommending 50,000 ex-gratia payment to the kin of people who died due to Covid-19 and would pass an order on Oct 4, reports ANI. 

    “We have to take judicial notice of the fact that what India has done, no other country could do,” the bench observed during the hearing.

  • Sep 23, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    Nobel science, literature prizes to be awarded in winners' home countries

    The Nobel prizes for science and literature would be awarded in the winners' home countries, reports AFP.

  • Sep 23, 2021 02:56 PM IST

    Army jawan shoots himself dead with service rifle in J&K's Kupwara district, reports PTI

    An army jawan shot himself dead with service rifle in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, reports PTI citing officials.

  • Sep 23, 2021 02:33 PM IST

    ‘Requested fire crackers to be banned in neighbouring states also’: Delhi environment minister

    Delhi's environment minister Gopal Rai said that the has requested Union environment minister that fire crackers should be banned in Delhi's neighbouring states too, during Diwali, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 23, 2021 01:47 PM IST

    At least 3 dead in godown explosion in Bengaluru, officials probing cause

    Officials are probing the cause of the explosion. (Sourced)
    Officials are probing the cause of the explosion. (Sourced)

    Three people died and one was injured after an explosion was reported in  a godown of a transport company in Bengaluru on Thursday. Officials are probing the cause. 


    More details awaited. 

  • Sep 23, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    Man held for spreading communal messages ahead of Bhabanipur bypoll

    The Bengal police said on Thursday that they have arrested a man from Birbhum district for allegedly spreading communally sensitive messages and obscene materials through WhatsApp groups, days ahead of the Bhabanipur bypoll.

    "In the wake of the Bhabanipur bypoll, a number of WhatsApp groups was created. The admin of the groups, who was arrested, along with others used them to post communal messages. They also posted some obscene materials containing sexually explicit acts," a policer officer told news agency PTI. 

  • Sep 23, 2021 01:16 PM IST

    Former Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal passes away at 70

    Former Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal died at the age of 70 following prolonged illness, officials told news agency PTI on Thursday. A senior police officer said Dadwal died on Wednesday night in Delhi. Dadwal, a 1974-batch IPS officer became the Delhi Police Commissioner in 2007. 

  • Sep 23, 2021 01:14 PM IST

    Bihar: Bike-borne criminals abduct 12-year-old girl, demand 5 lakh

    A 12-year-old girl was kidnapped by motorcycles-borne criminals from Bihar’s Muzaffarpur. The abductors demanded 5 lakh for her safe release, officials said. Read more

  • Sep 23, 2021 11:52 AM IST

    SC to set up technical expert panel to inquire into Pegasus row

    The Supreme Court will set up a technical expert committee to inquire into the Pegasus snooping row, Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana said on Thursday. 

    The issue came into light in July after an international investigative consortium said that many important figures in the country including ministers, opposition leaders, journalists, businessmen etc were the potential targets of an Israeli firm NSO Group’s phone hacking software called Pegasus. 

    The monsoon session of Parliament has witnessed widespread protests from opposition leaders over the alleged surveillance of citizens.

  • Sep 23, 2021 11:37 AM IST

    Anirudh Tewari appointed as new Punjab chief secretary

    The Punjab government on Thursday appointed Anirudh Tewari as the state's new chief secretary. Tewari is a 1990-batch IAS officer. 

  • Sep 23, 2021 10:47 AM IST

    'Covid-19 lockdown in New Zealand can be lifted if…,' says PM Jacinda Ardern

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday that the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), can be dropped if the rate of vaccination is more than 90%, news agency Reuters reported. Read more

  • Sep 23, 2021 10:44 AM IST

    70 teaching staff of Kabul Univ resign after Taliban sack V-C

    Nearly 70 teaching staff of the Kabul University resigned after the Taliban on Wednesday sacked vice-chancellor Muhammad Osman Baburi, a PhD holder and replaced with Muhammad Ashraf Ghairat, who only has a BA degree, news agency ANI reported on Thursday. The appointment of Ghairat has led to protests on social media. Critics highlighted a tweet by Ghairat in 2020 where he justified the killing of journalists. 

  • Sep 23, 2021 09:20 AM IST

    India sees rise in daily Covid tally with nearly 32,000 new cases

    India's daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) saw a major rise on Thursday as 31,923 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 33,563,421, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard. As many as 282 patients died and 31,990 recovered from the viral disease, taking the cumulative count of deaths and recoveries to 446,050 and 32,815,731 respectively. The active cases in the country stand at 301,640. 

  • Sep 23, 2021 09:02 AM IST

    Somaiya files complaint against state govt, Mumbai police over his detention

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya on Wednesday filed a complaint against the Maharashtra government and the Mumbai police at Navghar Mulund East Police Station over his alleged detention at Karad Railway Station. Read more

  • Sep 23, 2021 08:09 AM IST

    Update: Militant killed in encounter with forces in J-K's Shopian

    Security forces on Thursday morning killed a militant in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kashwa village in Zainapora area of the district following information about presence of militants there, officials told news agency PTI. 

  • Sep 23, 2021 07:12 AM IST

    JNU to reopen classes for 3rd-year PhD scholars from today

    As the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation improves in Delhi, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has decided to hold classes for third-year PhD scholars from Thursday. The university said in a statement on Wednesday that final year MBA and MSc students can attend physical classes from September 27 (next Monday). Read more

  • Sep 23, 2021 07:01 AM IST

    Encounter breaks out at Kashwa area in J-K's Shopian

    An encounter has broken at the Kashwa area in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, the J-K Police said on Thursday, adding, police and security forces are undertaking the operation.  

  • Sep 23, 2021 06:17 AM IST

    Bengal leader Mainul Haque, who quit Congress, likely to join TMC today

    Veteran Congress leader from West Bengal Mainul Haque, who resigned from the party on Tuesday, is likely to join the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Thursday. Speaking to news agency PTI, Haque had said after resigning that he had sent the interim letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Read more

  • Sep 23, 2021 06:06 AM IST

    Covid-19: US authorizes Pfizer booster for elderly and high-risk people: Report

    The United States on Wednesday authorized the use of boosters of Pfizer's vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for people aged over 65, people at high-risk of severe disease and those in high-exposure settings to the virus.


Congress's ‘campaignjeevi’ jibe as Modi sounds poll bugle in Rajasthan

Published on May 31, 2023 10:49 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sounded the poll bugle in Rajasthan by attacking the incument Congress government.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at supporters during a public meeting in Ajmer, Wednesday, May 31, 2023.(PTI)

FIR against Chhattisgarh food inspector for emptying reservoir over phone

Updated on May 31, 2023 10:46 PM IST

Apart from the food inspector Rajesh Kumar Vishwas, two irrigation department officials who allegedly complied with his request and pumped out 4.1 million litres of water are also named in FIR

The FIR for draining the reservoir was registered under Section 430 (mischief by injury to works of irrigation or by wrongfully diverting water) of the Indian Penal Code (File Photo)

HT This Day: June 1, 1935 -- Why he adopted Wardha as his residence

Updated on May 31, 2023 10:34 PM IST

Being asked why he selected Wardha as the headquarters of his activities in connection with rural industries revival. Mahatmaji replied: “Because Wardha is in the centre of India and because it was in Wardha that I was able to get a rich piece of land with buildings and plenty of water worth over two lakhs of rupees---I speak under correction - and with nearly 700 fruit trees on land.

HT This Day: June 1, 1935 -- Why he adopted Wardha as his residence
By, Ahmedabad

Govt committed to restoring peace in Manipur: Amit Shah

Updated on May 31, 2023 10:29 PM IST

Amit Shah visited border regions and talked to groups on both sides of the ethnic divide on the third day of his trip to the strife-torn state

Union home minister Amit Shah visited relief camps in strife-torn Manipur on Wednesday. (Twitter/Amit Shah)

India, China hold talks on LAC standoff in Delhi, agree on military discussions

Updated on May 31, 2023 10:13 PM IST

The 27th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on India-China border affairs was held in-person in New Delhi, the external affairs ministry said in a statement.

This undated photograph released by Indian Army on February 16, 2021 shows PLA soldiers and tanks during military disengagement along the Line of Actual Control at the India-China border in Ladakh. (AFP)

Congress won't support AAP on Centre's ordinance: Senior party leader

Updated on May 31, 2023 09:53 PM IST

On May 29, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge had convened separate meetings of leaders from Punjab and Delhi to seek their opinion on the ordinance issue.

A majority of the leaders had asked the leadership to have no truck with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, calling him a "B-team" of the BJP. (File)

IEDs found in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum defused in control explosion | WATCH

Published on May 31, 2023 09:30 PM IST

All the IEDs were defused by the bomb disposal squad at the spot.

The IEDs recovered by security forces in Jharkhand being defused in a controlled explosion.

New probe into MP school poster over ‘hijab’ row after MP home minister steps in

Updated on May 31, 2023 09:24 PM IST

The Damoh administration promptly inquired into allegations on Twitter that Hindu girls were forced to wear hijab by the school but did not find any evidence

Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra ordered a detailed inquiry after the first probe ordered by the Damoh administration cleared the school (Twitter/drnarottammisra)
ByAnupam Pateriya

Daily Brief: After Karnataka defeat, PM attacks Congress in poll-bound Rajasthan

Updated on May 31, 2023 09:08 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting, in Ajmer on Wednesday.(ANI)

‘All they want is an assurance’: Raj Thackeray backs protesting wrestlers

Updated on May 31, 2023 08:22 PM IST

MNS chief Raj Thackeray said the women wrestlers who are hailed as ‘daughters of our country’ are ‘whining for their plea’ for days in Delhi.

Raj Thackeray urged PM Modi to give women wrestlers ' a listening and a deserving promise'.
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

‘Committed to work together’: Dharmendra Pradhan at end of 3-day Singapore visit

Updated on May 31, 2023 07:44 PM IST

Dharmendra Pradhan met his Singapore counterpart Chan Chun Sing and explored ways of strengthening the bilateral cooperation, a statement said

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan said continuous education and lifelong learning is also the core of the National Education Policy 2020 in India (Twitter/dpradhanbjp)

IAF chief calls for developing BrahMos missile variant for smaller warplanes

Updated on May 31, 2023 07:33 PM IST

Currently, only the IAF’s Sukhoi-30MKI fighters are equipped with the air-launched version of the BrahMos, a 2.5-tonne missile that flies at nearly three times the speed of sound

Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari. (ANI)
ByRahul Singh

Congress attacks Smriti Irani with 'missing' poster. Minister says 'contact US'

Published on May 31, 2023 07:14 PM IST

The Congress party has stepped up its attack against the women and child development minister over wrestlers' protest.

Congress attacked Smriti Irani with a 'missing' poster. The minister responded with a swipe at Rahul Gandhi.

After Karnataka defeat, PM's '85% commission' jibe in poll-bound Rajasthan

Updated on May 31, 2023 07:02 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said before 2014, people were on streets against corruption and there used to be terrorist attacks in big cities.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a public meeting in Ajmer on Wednesday.(PTI)
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

'Day not far when…': Lawyer's big claim after Allahabad HC ruling on Gyanvapi

Published on May 31, 2023 05:44 PM IST

Allahabad High Court dismissed the Muslim side's plea challenging the maintainability of a suit seeking the right to worship inside Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi.

Gyanvapi Mosque complex.
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