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  • Sep 30, 2021 10:50 PM IST

    ‘Quad a peaceful resolution, not against somebody’: S Jaishankar

    External affairs minister S Jaishankar said that the Quad was a peaceful resolution and was not “against somebody”, reports ANI.

    “It's important not to be railroaded into some kind of negative discourse & we should not fall for it. We should be positive,” he said.

  • Sep 30, 2021 10:44 PM IST

    ‘Afghanistan presents issues for the region, Indo-Pacific should be based on rules-based order’: S Jaishankar

    External affairs minister S Jaishankar said that the Indo-Pacific is an important region and should be based on a “rules-based international order”, reports ANI.

  • Sep 30, 2021 09:39 PM IST

    PM Modi to launch Swachh Bharat Mission - Urban 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0 at 11am tomorrow

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi would launch the Swachh Bharat Mission - Urban 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0 at 11am on October 1, reports ANI citing the PMO.

  • Sep 30, 2021 08:57 PM IST

    Maharashtra sees over 3,000 new Covid-19 cases, Mumbai adds 451

    With 3,063 new Covid-19 cases, Maharashtra's cases tally reached 6,550,856

    while the death toll climbed to 139,067 with 56 more deaths today.

    Mumbai reported 451 new cases and seven deaths, as the city's tally went up to 742,983 and the death toll stood at 16,110.

  • Sep 30, 2021 08:55 PM IST

    Depression over Arabian Sea off Gujarat coast to intensify into deep depression during next 12 hours: IMD

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the depression over the northeast Arabian Sea off Gujarat coast would intensify into a deep depression during the next 12 hours, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 30, 2021 08:21 PM IST

    Covid-19 vaccination drive: Nearly 890 million doses administered so far

    Nearly 890 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in India so far, including 5.8 million doses administered till 7pm today, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 30, 2021 08:13 PM IST

    Congress to ‘soon’ convene Congress Working Committee meeting, says Surjewala

    Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said that following the demand of the G-23 leaders, a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) would be called soon, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 30, 2021 07:43 PM IST

    Odisha government bans sale, use of firecrackers during festival month of October

    Odisha government banned the sale and use of firecrackers would be prohibited in the state during the festival month of October, reports ANI citing the Office of Special Relief Commissioner, Odisha.

  • Sep 30, 2021 07:27 PM IST

    West Bengal relaxes night curfew between October 10, 20 for festive season

    West Bengal government has relaxed the restrictions on movement of people and vehicles between 11pm and 5am between October 10 and 20 in view of the festive season, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 30, 2021 07:10 PM IST

    IndiGo flight to Hyderabad diverted to Bhubaneswar due to medical emergency on board, says Bhubaneswar airport director

    Hyderabad-bound IndiGo flight from Kolkata diverted to Bhubanes earlier today due to a medical emergency on board, reports ANI citing the director of Bhubaneswar Airport in Odisha.

  • Sep 30, 2021 07:07 PM IST

    Rajasthan bans sale, bursting of firecrackers from Oct 1 to Jan 31

    The Rajasthan government has banned the sale and bursting of firecrackers between October 1 and January 31, 2022, reports ANI.

  • Sep 30, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    ‘Informed PM about Covid vaccination, rain situation etc.,’ MP CM on meeting Modi

    Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that he discussed various issues with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and informed him about Covid-19 and rain situations in the state, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 30, 2021 06:23 PM IST

    Kerala reports over 15,000 new Covid-19 cases, 122 deaths

    Kerala reported 15,914 new Covid-19 cases and 122 more deaths, reports PTI.

  • Sep 30, 2021 05:42 PM IST

    Punjab CM Channi calls cabinet meeting at secretariat on October 4 

    Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi called for a cabinet meeting on October 4 at the secretariat, reports ANI.

  • Sep 30, 2021 05:15 PM IST

    Veteran Congress leader Natwar Singh criticises Rahul Gandhi, holds him accountable for problems within party

    Veteran Congress leader and former external affairs minister Natwar Singh criticised Rahul Gandhi. “(Present situation of Congress) It's not alright at all, there are three people responsible, one of them is Rahul Gandhi who doesn't even hold any designation, and he is calling the shots,” he said, reports ANI.

  • Sep 30, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    Electricity bill for consumers in Delhi to see a marginal increase from October

    Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) announces new power tariff for 2021-22 and the electricity bills in Delhi are to increase marginally from October.

  • Sep 30, 2021 04:35 PM IST

    Zydus Cadila Covid-19 vaccine will be shortly introduced to national vaccination programme

    Zydus Cadila Covid-19 vaccine will be shortly introduced to national vaccination programme

  • Sep 30, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    NCW takes suo motu cognisance of report claiming IAF rape case survivor was subjected to two-finger test

    National Commission for Women (NCW) takes suo motu cognisance of a media report wherein it has been reported that a female Air Force officer was subjected to two-finger test by Indian Air Force doctors after she had alleged sexual assault against a colleague who has been arrested

  • Sep 30, 2021 04:15 PM IST

    18 districts in India have positivity between 5% to 10%: Govt

    18 districts in India are reporting a weekly positivity between 5% to 10%: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Covid-19 situation in the country

  • Sep 30, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    Sidhu arrives at Punjab Bhavan to meet CM Charanjit Singh Channi

  • Sep 30, 2021 03:23 PM IST

    ‘Sidhu mere crowd-puller': Amarinder Singh 

    Navjot Singh Sidhu mere crowd-puller, does not know how to carry team along, says Amarinder Singh.

  • Sep 30, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    TMC paying people to cast vote in Bhabnipur: BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal

    Priyanka Tibrewal, the BJP candidate for Bhabanipur by-poll, alleges that Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) is paying some people to cast a vote.

    "A man confessed to me that TMC paid him 500 to cast vote. He was from Bansdroni. I have informed the authorities," she said, according to news agency ANI. 

  • Sep 30, 2021 03:03 PM IST

    Former Rajya Sabha member Varinder Bajwa joins SAD

    Former Rajya Sabha member Varinder Bajwa joins Shiromani Akali Dal, leaving the Congress party. SAD President Sukhbir Badal inducted him into the party on Thusday.

  • Sep 30, 2021 02:40 PM IST

    Delhi HC takes suo motu cognizance of Rohini Court shootout

    Delhi high court on Thursday took suo moto cognisance of the Rohini court firing incident. Calling for for proper and effective deployment of sufficient number of police personnel, the court noted that “there is a need of installation of CCTV camera strategic system along with full proof entry system. Installation of high tech metal detector and baggage scanner is required, there is also a requirement of under vehicle Survelliance system.“

  • Sep 30, 2021 02:33 PM IST

    Delhi govt bans Chhat Puja celebrations at public places

    Chhath Puja celebrations were prohibited at public places, river banks to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the department of Delhi disaster management authority (DDMA) announced in fresh guidelines on Thursday. According to the guidelines, the community celebrations are banned at public places, river bank and temples. It advised devotees to hold celebration at their home.

  • Sep 30, 2021 02:33 PM IST

    France's Sarkozy convicted of illegal campaign financing in second trial

    France's Sarkozy convicted of illegal campaign financing in second trial, reports news agency AFP.

  • Sep 30, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    Alleged coal scam: Ruchira Banerjee appears virtually before Delhi court

    Ruchira Banerjee, wife of TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee, appears before a Delhi court via video-conferencing in connection with an alleged coal scam case.

  • Sep 30, 2021 01:41 PM IST

    Germany records over 12,000 new Covid-19 cases

    Germany records 12,150 new Covid-19 cases and 67 deaths. Tally mounts to 4,227,501 including 93,638 deaths.

  • Sep 30, 2021 01:12 PM IST

    Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari takes over as IAF chief

    Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari takes over as new chief of air staff from outgoing air chief RKS Bhadauria, who retired today.

  • Sep 30, 2021 12:46 PM IST

    Sushant Singh Rajput case: NCB arrests absconding hotelier

    NCB arrests absconding hotelier Kushal Jani in connection with alleged drugs case related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death. Jani was a close friend of Rajput.

  • Sep 30, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    We will give you a good CM face, says Kejriwal in Punjab's Ludhiana

    I have said repeatedly that when the time comes, we will give you a good CM face, it could be anyone. We are not thinking about it right now: AAP national convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in Ludhiana

  • Sep 30, 2021 11:46 AM IST

    Sidhu to meet Punjab CM Channi for talks today

    The chief minister has invited me for talks … will reciprocate by reaching Punjab Bhawan, Chandigarh at 3:00 PM today, he is welcome for any discussions!: Former Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Twitter

  • Sep 30, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    Amarinder Singh meets Ajit Doval

    Former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh leaves after meeting NSA Ajit Doval in Delhi.

  • Sep 30, 2021 11:36 AM IST

    Australia sees highest single-day Covid-19 cases

    In a record high, Australia logs more than 2400 new Covid-19 cases, surpassing over 2000 single-day infections for only the second time.

  • Sep 30, 2021 11:27 AM IST

    Don't need Kejriwal's advice, says Punjab min Pargat Singh on Punjab Congress crisis

    We don't need Kejriwal's advice. We will work in the best interests of Punjab. Our fight is over several issues. It's not focused on a particular personality: Punjab minister and Congress leader Pargat Singh on Delhi CM's remarks on induction of 'tainted ministers' in state cabinet

  • Sep 30, 2021 11:02 AM IST

    Gorakhpur incident: CM has ordered FIRs against suspended policemen, says UP law minister

    It's an unfortunate incident. We have taken this matter seriously. CM has instructed to file FIRs against the six suspended policemen, and we'll ensure strict action against them: UP law minister Brajesh Pathak on the death of a businessman during a raid at a hotel in Gorakhpur

  • Sep 30, 2021 10:37 AM IST

    Anand Sharma condemns 'attack' at Sibal's residence by alleged Congress workers

    Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma condemns “attack” at party colleague Kabil Sibal's residence, allegedly by Congress workers, for Wednesday's press conference on Punjab crisis.

  • Sep 30, 2021 10:16 AM IST

    Outgoing air chief lays wreath at War Memorial

    Outgoing chief of air staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, lays wreath at National War Memorial, Delhi.

  • Sep 30, 2021 09:56 AM IST

    4 miscreants arrested in Delhi's Jharoda Kalan: Delhi Police

    Based on specific information, four miscreants have been arrested in Delhi's Jharoda Kalan area after they opened fire at police. Police retaliated: Delhi Police

  • Sep 30, 2021 09:25 AM IST

    India logs 23,529 new Covid-19 cases and 311 deaths

    India registers 23,529 new Covid-19 cases, 28,718 recoveries and 311 deaths. Total cases mount to 33,739,980.

  • Sep 30, 2021 09:09 AM IST

    Singapore registers record single-day toll due to Covid-19

    Singapore recorded eight new deaths due to Covid-19 on Wednesday, its highest in a single-day. Fresh infections at over 2200 for second straight day.

  • Sep 30, 2021 08:53 AM IST

    568,956,439 samples tested for Covid-19 till now: ICMR

    568,956,439 samples tested for Covid-19 till September 29, 2021, including 1,506,254 samples on September 29, 2021: ICMR

  • Sep 30, 2021 08:19 AM IST

    ED summons Maharashtra deputy home secretary 

    ED summons deputy secretary (home) of Maharashtra, Kailash Gaikwad, in an alleged money laundering case related to former state home minister Anil Deshmukh. Gaikwad asked to appear before the agency today.

  • Sep 30, 2021 08:02 AM IST

    Bhabanipur by-polls: BJP accuses TMC of malpractice

    TMC's Madan Mitra has intentionally shut the voting machine at polling booth of ward number 72 as he wants to capture the booth: Priyanka Tibrewal, BJP candidate

  • Sep 30, 2021 07:33 AM IST

    IMD projects light intensity rain in Haryana's Yamunanagar

    Light intensity rain/drizzle would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of Yamunanagar in Haryana during the next two hours: IMD

  • Sep 30, 2021 07:04 AM IST

    Still ready for talks with North Korea: US

    No hostile intent towards North Korea. United States still ready for talks: US State Department.

  • Sep 30, 2021 06:36 AM IST

    Bhabanipur by-polls: Voting to begin at 7am, end at 6:30pm

    Voting for by-elections to the crucial Bhabanipur assembly constituency to be held from 7am to 6:30pm today. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee among candidates in the fray.

  • Sep 30, 2021 06:10 AM IST

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to address press conference in Ludhiana today

    Delhi CM and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal will address an “important” press conference in Ludhiana at 11:30 am today, the second and final day of his ongoing Punjab visit.

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Serum Institute’s executive director Dr Suresh Jadhav dies in Pune at 72

Associated with SII since 1979, Dr Jadhav mainly looked after manufacturing and quality control at the company.
Dr Jadhav was instrumental in setting up the vaccine manufacturing process at Serum’s Manjri unit near Pune where the company has been producing the Covishield vaccine. (HT PHOTO.)
Dr Jadhav was instrumental in setting up the vaccine manufacturing process at Serum’s Manjri unit near Pune where the company has been producing the Covishield vaccine. (HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 07:35 PM IST
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Who is Group Captain Varun Singh? Know about lone survivor of IAF chopper crash

  • Group Captain Varun Singh was awarded the Shaurya Chakra on this year's Independence Day by President Ram Nath Kovind for saving his LCA Tejas fighter aircraft during an emergency in October 2020.
Group Captain Varun Singh is the directing staff of the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) in Wellington in Tamil Nadu. (ANI Photo)
Group Captain Varun Singh is the directing staff of the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) in Wellington in Tamil Nadu. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 07:23 PM IST
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'Served with utmost diligence', Modi extends condolences to kin of CDS Rawat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat a 'true patriot' who greatly contributed to modernising the armed forces and security apparatus. 
An Indian Air Force helicopter with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on board crashed in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor on Wednesday, killing him and 12 others on board. (File photo / PTI)
An Indian Air Force helicopter with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on board crashed in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor on Wednesday, killing him and 12 others on board. (File photo / PTI)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 06:57 PM IST
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CDS Rawat’s death: President, PM lead tributes to one of nation's bravest sons

  • Political leaders cutting across party lines mourned the death of chief of defence staff Bipin Rawat. 
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat seen at the induction ceremony of the first Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft squadron at the Thanjavur airbase in January last year. (PTI Photo)
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat seen at the induction ceremony of the first Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft squadron at the Thanjavur airbase in January last year. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 07:31 PM IST
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IAF chopper crash: Mamata ends meeting midway after learning about mishap

Mamata Banerjee, while leaving the meeting venue, said, "We have received sad news. I am shocked. I have no words to express my grief. I am ending this meeting."
A man stands next to the burning debris of an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash site in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, on Wednesday. (AFP)
A man stands next to the burning debris of an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash site in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, on Wednesday. (AFP)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 06:49 PM IST
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General Rawat, his wife and 11 others killed in IAF chopper crash

The only survivor of the horrific crash that killed India’s CDS General Bipin Rawat and 12 others is Group Captain Varun Singh, who is under medical treatment at the Military Hospital in Wellington
India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat was on a visit to the prestigious Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) at Wellington to address the faculty and student officers (PTI)
India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat was on a visit to the prestigious Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) at Wellington to address the faculty and student officers (PTI)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 07:18 PM IST
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CDS chopper crash turns spotlight on high-profile military air mishaps

The Coonoor crash came 58 years after top military officials were killed in an Indian Air Force Alouette chopper crash near Poonch on November 22, 1963.
CDS Gen Bipin Rawat accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and other officials were on board the IAF Mi-17V5 chopper that crashed in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. (PTI PHOTO.)
CDS Gen Bipin Rawat accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and other officials were on board the IAF Mi-17V5 chopper that crashed in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. (PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 06:45 PM IST
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Chief of defence staff Gen Bipin Rawat dies in IAF chopper crash in Tamil Nadu

His wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others were also killed in the mishap, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said.
File photo of chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat.(REUTERS)
File photo of chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 06:52 PM IST
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‘Not shifting to BJP’: 10-time Goa MLA Pratapsingh Rane rebuts Devendra Fadnavis

Devendra Fadnavis floated the possibility of Pratapsingh Rane, one of the three remaining Congress legislators in the Goa assembly, crossing sides and “blessing” the BJP at a party event to induct Ravi Naik, a turncoat from the Congress.
Six-time former Goa chief minister and veteran Congress leader Pratapsingh Rane delivered his rejoinder to BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, insisting that he wasn’t going to exit the Congress after serving the party for 45 years. (Twitter@dip_goa)
Six-time former Goa chief minister and veteran Congress leader Pratapsingh Rane delivered his rejoinder to BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, insisting that he wasn’t going to exit the Congress after serving the party for 45 years. (Twitter@dip_goa)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 05:29 PM IST
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Ahead of UP polls, Congress releases manifesto for women: All you need to know

The party has divided the manifesto into different sections: self-reliance, self-respect, education, empowerment, health and security.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra releasing manifesto (Twitter/Congress)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra releasing manifesto (Twitter/Congress)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 05:13 PM IST
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‘Revoke suspension, opposition ready to let house function’: Mallikarjun Kharge

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge also called the move to suspend the MPs as "against the Constitution" and said that the opposition was being forced to disrupt the House so that no issues were discussed.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge.(ANI)
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge.(ANI)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 05:12 PM IST
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News updates from HT: Leaders hope for safety of General Bipin Rawat, others 

Here are today-’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat.(ANI File Photo)
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat.(ANI File Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 05:01 PM IST
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Bihar preps for polls to 24 vacant MLC posts

At present, the strength in the Bihar Legislative Council is 51 as against the total strength of 75 in the Upper House. The 24 MLC seats, which fell vacant in June this year, have not been filled due to the delay in conducting the panchayat polls.
The MLC polls are poised to be a keen contest between the ruling NDA and opposition RJD with both sides already gearing up to win more seats by rallying support from the panchayat members. The election for the 24 MLC seats could be held in February next year. (PTI PHOTO)
The MLC polls are poised to be a keen contest between the ruling NDA and opposition RJD with both sides already gearing up to win more seats by rallying support from the panchayat members. The election for the 24 MLC seats could be held in February next year. (PTI PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 04:21 PM IST
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60th Liberation Day: PM Modi to visit Goa on December 19

Goa commemorates the day the Indian Army marched into the state on December 19, 1961, leading to a bloodless operation that ended with the surrender by Goa’s Portuguese administration
A recent photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. (ANI)
A recent photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. (ANI)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 03:48 PM IST
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Kanhaiya Kumar to address Congress workers in Pune tomorrow

The Congress, which ruled PMC till 2007, currently has only nine members in the civic body and the party is trying hard to regain lost ground.
Kanhaiya Kumar will speak on the theme ‘Save Democracy, Save Country’ at a Congress meet in Pune on Thursday. (PTI PHOTO.)
Kanhaiya Kumar will speak on the theme ‘Save Democracy, Save Country’ at a Congress meet in Pune on Thursday. (PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 03:46 PM IST
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