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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.

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Set your house in order first: TMC's rebuttal to Cong ahead of winter session

Congress leaders lack the determination to take on the saffron camp, a TMC leader told news agency PTI indicating the party's disinterest in coordinating with the Congress in Parliament. 
Trinamool may not attend teh opposition meeting on November 29 convened by the Congress ahead of the winter session of Parliament. 
Trinamool may not attend teh opposition meeting on November 29 convened by the Congress ahead of the winter session of Parliament. 
Published on Nov 27, 2021 05:02 PM IST
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News updates from HT: How are states preparing to tackle omicron variant

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Updated on Nov 27, 2021 04:48 PM IST
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Bad vaccination figures: Rahul Gandhi’s dig at Centre amid omicron Covid threat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a high-level review meeting to discuss the Covid-19 situation in India and the nationwide vaccination campaign as fear over the new omicron variant remains.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called the new omicron Covid-19 variant to be a “serious threat”.(File photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called the new omicron Covid-19 variant to be a “serious threat”.(File photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 04:54 PM IST
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Two merchant vessels collide in Gulf of Kutch, no report of oil spill

The vessels -- MV Aviator and MV Ancient Grace -- are likely to have collided due to a navigational error, an ICG official said.
The two merchant vessels collided on the night of November 26. (ANI)
The two merchant vessels collided on the night of November 26. (ANI)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 04:38 PM IST
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Omicron variant: From flight bans to increasing testing, how states are prepping

From demanding a travel ban to measures for scrutinising testing for the disease and emphasising on public health measures such as distancing, here is a look at how some states have responded to the situation.
Some states have imposes mandatory RT PCR testing on arrival for passengers from countries where cases of the variant have been detected.(ANI | Representational image)
Some states have imposes mandatory RT PCR testing on arrival for passengers from countries where cases of the variant have been detected.(ANI | Representational image)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 04:08 PM IST
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RT-PCR test not mandatory for children on Sabarimala pilgrimage: Kerala

Adult pilgrims and staff deployed to Sabarimala will have to show either a two-dose vaccination certificate or the RT-PCR negative certificate within 72 hours.
The Sabarimala shrine opened for the two-month mandalam and makaravilakku pilgrimage earlier this month. (ANI FIle Photo)
The Sabarimala shrine opened for the two-month mandalam and makaravilakku pilgrimage earlier this month. (ANI FIle Photo)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 03:25 PM IST
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Farmers defer tractor rally to Parliament over farm laws but protest will go on

Putting Parliament march, scheduled on November 29, the first day of the winter session, on hold is no softening of the stance as farmer leaders said the protest will continue unless the demands regarding MSP are met. 
Parliament march of the farmers' has now been put on hold. 
Parliament march of the farmers' has now been put on hold. 
Published on Nov 27, 2021 03:23 PM IST
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HT legal team bags 2 awards at 7th edition of INBA Annual Awards

The event was attended by Union minister of state in the ministry of law and justice SP Singh Baghel, senior lawyers and judges from across the world, senior government officials, legal departments of Fortune 500 companies and international law firms.
The “Legal Team of the Year 2021” was given by INBA on Constitution Day. (HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)
The “Legal Team of the Year 2021” was given by INBA on Constitution Day. (HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 03:15 PM IST
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Aircel Maxis case: P Chidambaram, his son Karti summoned by Delhi court

The case, which is being probed by the CBI and ED, relates to alleged irregularities in grant of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval in the Aircel-Maxis deal.
File photo of Congress leader P Chidambaram.(ANI )
File photo of Congress leader P Chidambaram.(ANI )
Published on Nov 27, 2021 02:53 PM IST
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Be proactive, review ease on international travel: PM Modi amid omicron scare

PM Modi chaired a high-level meeting, which lasted almost two hours, to review the public health preparedness and vaccination-related situation for Covid-19 in the country.
PM Modi chaired the meeting on the situation on omicron, Covid-19 and vaccination with top officials. (ANI Photo)
PM Modi chaired the meeting on the situation on omicron, Covid-19 and vaccination with top officials. (ANI Photo)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 02:37 PM IST
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‘Farmer unions to be represented in MSP panel, urge farmers to leave’: Tomar

Tomar also confirmed that the bill to repeal the three farm laws would be tabled in Parliament on the first day of the Winter Session, scheduled to begin on Monday (November 29).
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the Centre has also accepted the unions’ demand for decriminalising stubble burning by farmers.(PTI)
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the Centre has also accepted the unions’ demand for decriminalising stubble burning by farmers.(PTI)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 02:27 PM IST
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'IT cell farziwada': Nawab Malik asks if this photo is behind Rane's prediction

Is this photo the reason you predicted the Maha Vikas Aghadi government will fall by March? Nawab Malik asks Union minister Narayan Rane. 
Nawab Malik on Saturday countered Narayan Rane's prediction with a photo which he claimed has been doctored by BJP IT cell. 
Nawab Malik on Saturday countered Narayan Rane's prediction with a photo which he claimed has been doctored by BJP IT cell. 
Published on Nov 27, 2021 02:26 PM IST
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Patna-bound GoAir flight makes emergency landing in Nagpur after engine glitch

The Patna-bound passengers of the GoAir flight will now leave Nagpur for their destination at 4:45pm in another plane , a spokesperson said. 
The Patna-bound GoAir flight from Bengaluru made a safe landing at 11.15am. (File Photo/Representative Image)
The Patna-bound GoAir flight from Bengaluru made a safe landing at 11.15am. (File Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 01:45 PM IST
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Kejriwal urges PM to ban flights from nations affected by new Omicron variant

The health ministry on Thursday directed all states and union territories to strictly screen and test international travellers from Botswana, South Africa, and Hong Kong which are among the countries where the new variant was detected
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will meet on Monday to discuss how to deal with the threat presented by the new coronavirus variant, first detected in South Africa. (PTI Photo)
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will meet on Monday to discuss how to deal with the threat presented by the new coronavirus variant, first detected in South Africa. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 01:27 PM IST
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Which states and UTs are among India's poorest? List here

India's MPI has three equally weighted dimensions, health, education and standard of living - which are represented by 12 indicators.
Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have emerged as the poorest states in India. (AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have emerged as the poorest states in India. (AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 01:09 PM IST
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