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  • Dec 26, 2021 09:52 PM IST

    Kerala reports 19 more cases of #Omicron, taking the total tally of the state to 57

    With Indian Omicron tally reaching 422,  Kerala Health Minister Veena George has informed on reports of 19 more positive cases in the state. 

  • Dec 26, 2021 08:40 PM IST

    Earthquake of magnitude 2.8 occurred at Mandi, Himachal Pradesh 

    An earthquake of magnitude 2.8 occurred at Mandi, Himachal Pradesh at 18:50 hours today, as informed by National Center for Seismology (NCS).

  • Dec 26, 2021 07:40 PM IST

    Delhi govt imposes 11pm-5am night curfew from tomorrow, reports ANI

    Night curfew will be imposed in Delhi from December 26 amid a rapid rise in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, according to people familiar with the development. The night curfew will remain in force from 11pm to 5am.

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  • Dec 26, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 31 Omicron infections, 1,648 new Covid cases

    Maharashtra reported 31 new cases of Omicron variant on Sunday, taking the total tally to 141. Of the new cases, 27 are from Mumbai, two from Thane and one each from Pune rural and Akola.  

  • Dec 26, 2021 07:12 PM IST

    Delhi reports 290 new Covid cases, 1 death in last 24 hours

    About 53,000 RT-PCR tests were administered in Delhi, out of which 290 people have tested positive. 

  • Dec 26, 2021 06:43 PM IST

    Mumbai reports 922 fresh Covid cases in last 24 hours, says city's civic body

  • Dec 26, 2021 06:31 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu reports 610 new Covid cases, 10 deaths; active cases stand at 6,629

    Tamil Nadu reports 610 new Covid-19 cases, with 679 discharges, reports ANI.

  • Dec 26, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    Maharashta school sealed after 48 students, 3 teachers test positive for Covid

    Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya school in Takli Dhokeshwar, Ahmednagar sealed after 48 students and 3 staff tested positive for Covid-19. 

  • Dec 26, 2021 05:11 PM IST

    2 policemen injured after terrorists hurl grenade at police party in J&K's Pulwama, reports PTI

    Two policemen were injured after terrorists hurled grenades at apolice post in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir. 

  • Dec 26, 2021 04:04 PM IST

    Maharashtra’s Sai Baba temple to remain closed for devotees from 9pm-6am

    Due to the state-imposed night curfew from 9 pm-6 am, Sai Baba Temple of Shirdi, Maharashtra will be closed for devotees during night hours. The regular early morning and night 'aartis' will also be closed for devotees, as informed by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi.

  • Dec 26, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    Terrorists hurl grenade towards police post in J&K's Pulwama

    Terrorists hurled grenades towards police post near a post office in J&K's Pulwama, reported ANI. More details are awaited.

  • Dec 26, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    PM Modi expresses grief and offers condolences over demise of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

    “Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was a guiding light for countless people globally”, tweets Narendra Modi. “His emphasis on human dignity and equality will be forever remembered. I am deeply saddened by his demise, and extend my heartfelt condolences to all his admirers. May his soul rest in peace.”

  • Dec 26, 2021 02:29 PM IST

    Nagaland govt says committee to be formed to look into AFSPA withdrawal

    Union home minister Amit Shah held a meeting on December 23 to discuss the present scenario in Nagaland, reported ANI. Nagaland government said it was decided that a committee will be instituted to look into the withdrawal of AFSPA in the state.

  • Dec 26, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    Himachal Pradesh's first Omicron case found

    Himachal Pradesh reports first case of Omicron. The person returned from Canada on December 18. The patient's latest RTPCR is negative and her three close contacts have also tested negative: Health department

  • Dec 26, 2021 12:56 PM IST

    South Africa's anti-apartheid icon passes away 

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu, South Africa's anti-apartheid icon, passes away at 90.

  • Dec 26, 2021 12:34 PM IST

    4 new cases of Omicron in Odisha

    Four new Omicron cases reported in the state, 4 foreign returnees (two from Nigeria, and one each from the UAE and Saudi Arabia) have tested positive. The total number of Omicron cases stand at eight: Niranjan Mishra, Director, Public Health

  • Dec 26, 2021 11:49 AM IST

    Boiler blast at factory in Bihar's Muzaffarpur

    At least 6 labourers killed, more than a dozen injured in boiler blast at factory in Bihar's Muzaffarpur.

  • Dec 26, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    From December 28, 10-day night curfew in Karnataka

    Karnataka govt announces 10-day night curfew from December 28. Decision to be reviewed after the end of this 10-day period.

  • Dec 26, 2021 10:27 AM IST

    Karnataka CM holds meet on Omicron

    Basavaraj Bommai holds a meeting with cabinet colleagues and officials to discuss measures to control the spread of Omicron.

  • Dec 26, 2021 09:53 AM IST

    Total 422 Omicron cases in India thus far: Health ministry

    A total of 422 Omicron cases were reported in 17 states/UTs so far. The number of persons recovered is 130: Union health ministry

  • Dec 26, 2021 09:21 AM IST

    India logs 6987 new Covid-19 cases and 162 deaths

    India logs 6987 new Covid-19 cases, 7091 recoveries and 162 deaths. Total tally rises to 34,786,802 including 34,230,354 recoveries, 479,682 deaths and 76,766 active cases.

  • Dec 26, 2021 09:03 AM IST

    Australia's NSW witnesses record daily Covid surge

    New South Wales, Australia's most populous province, witnesses record rise of 6394 Covid-19 cases in a single-day, up from previous record of 6288 the day before.

  • Dec 26, 2021 07:56 AM IST

    At least 5 killed in suicide blast in DR Congo

    A suicide bomber killed at least five people at a crowded bar Saturday in Beni, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reports AFP citing local officials.

  • Dec 26, 2021 07:40 AM IST

    Delhi's overall AQI at 430

    Delhi's air quality again slips to 'severe' category, with the city recording an overall AQI of 430: SAFAR-India

  • Dec 26, 2021 07:25 AM IST

    China records 206 new Covid-19 cases

    China logs 206 new Covid-19 cases, up from 140 on December 24. Of the new infections, 158 were locally transmitted, according to a statement by the National Health Commission.

  • Dec 26, 2021 06:37 AM IST

    PM Modi's last Mann Ki Baat for 2021 today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will, at 11am today, deliver his last Mann Ki Baat address for the year.

  • Dec 26, 2021 06:08 AM IST

    Record 104,611 new Covid-19 cases in France

    With 104,611 new Covid-19 cases, France sees its single-day surge. Omicron strain was set to become the dominant variant in France by the end of the year, says health minister.

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NIA takes over two probes with ‘Khalistan links’

  • In Chandigarh, a tiffin bomb was recovered near Burail prison on April 23 and in Haryana’s Karnal, four people carrying 7.5kg explosives and arms in their vehicle were arrested at a toll plaza on May 5.
According to intelligence agencies both BKI and SFJ have been making attempts to revive terrorism in Punjab.(HT PHOTO)
According to intelligence agencies both BKI and SFJ have been making attempts to revive terrorism in Punjab.(HT PHOTO)
Published on May 27, 2022 03:21 AM IST
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ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

PM raises Telangana poll pitch, calls for end of ‘family rule’

  • Calling family dominated parties an affront to democracy, PM Narendra Modi said the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government has been the only beneficiary of the state’s formation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI Photo/R Senthilkumar)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI Photo/R Senthilkumar)
Published on May 27, 2022 01:19 AM IST
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By, Hyderabad

PMC fire dept received 482 calls in two months

PUNE Fire accidents in Pune have become a regular occurrence in the last two months
The fire department of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) received at least 169 more fire calls compared to last summer. (HR FILE PHOTO)
The fire department of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) received at least 169 more fire calls compared to last summer. (HR FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 27, 2022 12:48 AM IST
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ByTapasya Iyer

ED files charge sheet against Karnataka Congress chief Shivakumar in laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a charge sheet against Karnataka Congress chief D K Shivakumar and his associates in a 2018 case related to money laundering and suspicious transactions abroad through shell companies, an official familiar with the matter said
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Published on May 27, 2022 12:36 AM IST
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Health ministry looks to frame guidelines on monkeypox

The Centre has already directed to start surveillance at all international entry points — airports, seaports and land border crossings.
Over the past few weeks, at least 100 laboratory confirmed cases have been reported in around 20 countries from outside of central and west Africa where the disease is endemic. (REUTERS)
Over the past few weeks, at least 100 laboratory confirmed cases have been reported in around 20 countries from outside of central and west Africa where the disease is endemic. (REUTERS)
Published on May 27, 2022 12:34 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

2 LeT terrorists behind artiste’s killing trapped in encounter: Police

Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, who were allegedly involved in the killing of a TV artist in Budgam district, have been trapped in an encounter with security forces in South Kashmir’s Awantipora
Two LeT terrorists, who were allegedly involved in the killing of a TV artist in Budgam district, have been trapped in an encounter with security forces in South Kashmir’s Awantipora. (ANI/Representational)
Two LeT terrorists, who were allegedly involved in the killing of a TV artist in Budgam district, have been trapped in an encounter with security forces in South Kashmir’s Awantipora. (ANI/Representational)
Published on May 27, 2022 12:33 AM IST
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By, Srinagar

Rajasthan mines giving sandstone for Ayodhya temple get green nod

In November-December last year, the state mines department had e-auctioned 41 mining plots in Bansi Paharpur area for the pink sandstones which are preferred for the construction of the Ayodhya temple.
A view of the under-construction Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya. (ANI)
A view of the under-construction Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya. (ANI)
Updated on May 27, 2022 02:41 AM IST
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By, Jaipur

8 years of Modi govt marked by misgovernance: Congress

The Congress released a booklet in Hindi titled “8 saal, 8 chhal, BJP Sarkar Viphal” (8 years, 8 deceits, BJP government failed) to highlight the “failures” of the NDA government on multiple fronts in the last eight years.
Senior Congress leaders Ajay Maken and Randeep Singh Sujrewala address a press conference after releasing a booklet, at AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday, May 26, 2022. (PTI)
Senior Congress leaders Ajay Maken and Randeep Singh Sujrewala address a press conference after releasing a booklet, at AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday, May 26, 2022. (PTI)
Updated on May 27, 2022 12:47 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

UP: Woman, daughters commit suicide after police raid over elopement

The woman belongs to the Lohar community, a backward caste, and her son had eloped with a Dalit woman a fortnight ago; the police raid was aimed at finding the couple after a complaint was registered by the woman’s father.
Police had raided the premises after receiving a tip off that the eloped couple had returned and was staying at the man’s house. (Representational)
Police had raided the premises after receiving a tip off that the eloped couple had returned and was staying at the man’s house. (Representational)
Updated on May 27, 2022 02:29 AM IST
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ByS Raju, Meerut

In relief for states, Centre hikes its rates for PDS operations

The revised rates are however applicable to those state governments and Union territories which have complied with various reforms, such as digitisation of the PDS. A key reform is the transition to the One Nation, One Ration Card portal, available across the country.
Foodgrain transportation costs are up 26%, a major expense in PDS operations on the back of higher fuel costs. (HT file)
Foodgrain transportation costs are up 26%, a major expense in PDS operations on the back of higher fuel costs. (HT file)
Updated on May 27, 2022 02:26 AM IST
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US special representative for Afghanistan meets senior Indian officials, Abdullah Abdullah

The meetings mark the first high-level contacts on Afghanistan between India and the US after a gap of several months, during which the focus of the world community was largely on the Ukraine crisis
Afghanistan’s former chief executive Abdullah Abdullah has been in New Delhi since early May on a private visit. (HT PHOTO)
Afghanistan’s former chief executive Abdullah Abdullah has been in New Delhi since early May on a private visit. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 27, 2022 12:21 AM IST
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‘Assured of all help’: Kerala actor assault case survivor after meeting CM Vijayan

After the meeting with Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the 35-year old actor, victim of the sexual assault case, said “she is satisfied with the positive response from the CM ”. “The CM assured me of all the help and I am satisfied with the meeting. My move was not against the government but somehow it was interpreted in that way which I regret,” she said after the 15-minute meeting.
The south Indian actor who was abducted and assaulted in 2017 on Thursday called on Kerala chief minister (CM) Pinarayi Vijayan to share her concerns, following which the latter pledged to support her. (PTI)
The south Indian actor who was abducted and assaulted in 2017 on Thursday called on Kerala chief minister (CM) Pinarayi Vijayan to share her concerns, following which the latter pledged to support her. (PTI)
Published on May 27, 2022 12:20 AM IST
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By, Thiruvananthapuram

Extortion case in Chennai: Police drop journalists’ names from FIR

In a statement, Greater Chennai Commissioner of Police, Shankar Jiwal, said there was no evidence against directors of Vikatan and a few “others” in a case of extortion and intimidation lodged based on a complaint by G-Square Realtors.
The Chennai police dropped the names of directors of Tamil publishing group Vikatan in a case of extortion and intimidation lodged based on a complaint by G-Square Realtors. (HT Archives)
The Chennai police dropped the names of directors of Tamil publishing group Vikatan in a case of extortion and intimidation lodged based on a complaint by G-Square Realtors. (HT Archives)
Published on May 27, 2022 12:20 AM IST
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By, Chennai

KCR counters Modi, says there will be change

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief made the remark after holding a meeting with former prime minister and Janata Dal (Secular) chief HD Deve Gowda here on various issues.
Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao being welcomed by former prime minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Devegowda, in Bengaluru on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (ANI)
Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao being welcomed by former prime minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Devegowda, in Bengaluru on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (ANI)
Updated on May 27, 2022 01:59 AM IST
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BySharan Poovanna, Bengaluru

Andhra ministers start bus yatra to highlight Jagan govt’s social justice measures

Apart from the ministers, several MLAs and MLCs of the YSR Congress party, who also belong to Backward Class (BC), SC-ST, and minority communities would take part in the yatra to highlight the initiatives undertaken by the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government to strengthen the weaker sections.
A total of 17 ministers in Andhra Pradesh embarked on a bus yatra from Srikakulam to highlight the Jagan Mohan Reddy government’s initiatives on social justice by financially and politically empowering SCs, STs, OBCs and minorities. (ANI)
A total of 17 ministers in Andhra Pradesh embarked on a bus yatra from Srikakulam to highlight the Jagan Mohan Reddy government’s initiatives on social justice by financially and politically empowering SCs, STs, OBCs and minorities. (ANI)
Published on May 27, 2022 12:19 AM IST
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