News agency PTI quoted an official as saying that out of the total 54 trains, 30 will operate in Howrah, 22 in Asansol division and the remaining two in Malda division.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
News agency PTI quoted an official as saying that out of the total 54 trains, 30 will operate in Howrah, 22 in Asansol division and the remaining two in Malda division.(AFP file photo. Representative image)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Eastern Railway to resume non-suburban passenger trains in Bengal and all the latest news

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By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 08:54 AM IST

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

Eastern Railway to resume 54 non-suburban passenger services from today

The Eastern Railway (ER) is set to resume non-suburban passenger services in West Bengal from today with 54 trains in operation. The non-suburban services were disrupted in the last week of March due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the country. Read more

Mumbai: Commuters stage rail roko in Palghar, Kelwe, and Saphale as WR changes timings

Commuters, mainly essential services employees, resorted to a 30-minute rail roko protests at Mumbai’s Palghar, Kelwe Road, and Saphale railheads on Wednesday morning over the change of timings of Dahanu suburban train services from Thursday. Read more

SC rejects plea seeking action against Jagan

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a petition seeking action against Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy, who accused a senior judge of the apex court of trying to interfere in and influence the functioning of Andhra Pradesh high court. Read more

Neera Tanden has shown bad judgment in the past, says Republican Nikki Haley

Republican politician Nikki Haley Tuesday said Neera Tanden’s nomination as the Director of Office of Management and Budget is “deeply concerning”, as she has shown “bad judgment” in the past. Read more

Sunny Deol tests positive for coronavirus, asks those who recently came in contact with him to get tested as well

Actor and politician Sunny Deol has tested positive for Covid-19. On Wednesday morning, he took to Twitter to share the diagnosis with his followers. Read more

Hyundai announces dedicated EV platform, new-age cars to boast 500km range

Hyundai Motor Group has announced a dedicated electric vehicle (EV) platform called E-GMP which will be the foundation on which its future battery-operated vehicles will be rolled out. The Korean car maker claims that this new platform will allow the next lineup of EVs to offer a mammoth per-charge range while some of the higher-end products from it also offering performance capabilities to match those of renowned sports cars. Read more

India vs Australia: ‘They have to pick that fight’, suggests Zaheer Khan as on-field rivalry turns friendly

India’s tour of Australia in the past years had always been hyped for the intense rivalry between both sides. Be it the infamous ‘Monkey Gate’ episode in 2008 or the rift between Virat Kohli and former quick Mitchell Johnson in 2014, India-Australia cricketing history is full of numerous anecdotes. Read more

Where’s dark matter? NASA’s post is about the scaffolding of our universe

What better way to start one’s morning than by learning a bit more about this wondrous world that we reside in? If you’re someone who believes in that notion, then here is a post by NASA that may tickle your fancy. Shared on the official Instagram account of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, this image was shared on December 1. Read more

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PM Modi wished people of Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura and said that these three states have contributed immensely to India's growth. (ANI Photo)
PM Modi wished people of Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura and said that these three states have contributed immensely to India's growth. (ANI Photo)

PM Modi wishes people of Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura on their Statehood Day

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:51 AM IST
Under the North-Eastern Areas (Re-organisation) Act, 1971, Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya attained statehood on January 21, 1972.
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Ragini was arrested in the drug case for her alleged involvement on September 7.(ANI file photo)
Ragini was arrested in the drug case for her alleged involvement on September 7.(ANI file photo)
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Sasikala is serving a four-year jail term in the disproportionate assets case.(PTI File Photo)
Sasikala is serving a four-year jail term in the disproportionate assets case.(PTI File Photo)

Sasikala's health stable, needs oxygen due to secondary infections: Dhinakaran

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:37 AM IST
Sasikala was taken to hospital in Bengaluru after she complained of fever and breathlessness on Wednesday evening.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)

Covid-19: PM Modi likely to get vaccinated in 2nd phase of inoculation drive

By Sunetra Choudhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:29 AM IST
India is currently administering vaccines to 30 million healthcare and frontline workers. The second phase of the programme will involve 270 million people
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Advance air operations practice being undertaken with MiG 29Ks from INS Vikramaditya of Indian Navy. (PTI)
Advance air operations practice being undertaken with MiG 29Ks from INS Vikramaditya of Indian Navy. (PTI)

SCOD evaluates operational preparedness, coastal security in Arabian Sea

ANI, Panaji
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:25 AM IST
The visit of the SCOD was part of its on-the-spot study on the 'State of present operational preparedness in the Arabian Sea including Coastal Security'.
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The opposition alleged that Sreeramakrishnan had deeper ties with Suresh.(Facebook/@PSRKMLA)
The opposition alleged that Sreeramakrishnan had deeper ties with Suresh.(Facebook/@PSRKMLA)

Kerala gold smuggling case: Legislators bring resolution against House Speaker

By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:12 AM IST
  • Kerala speaker P Sreeramakrishnan’s name cropped up in connection with the gold smuggling case but the speaker has denied any involvement with the case.
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BJP's Suvendu Adhikari(ANI file photo)
BJP's Suvendu Adhikari(ANI file photo)

Suvendu Adhikari accuses TMC of rigging in Lok Sabha polls

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 10:35 AM IST
  • Adhikari alleged that the ruling TMC pressured officials to not count the votes in 16 EVMs in Arambagh Lok Sabha constituency, due to which, the BJP candidate lost the polls narrowly.
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Farmers work in a field in Assam(AP Photo)
Farmers work in a field in Assam(AP Photo)

IFFCO ranks first among top 300 cooperatives of the world

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 10:01 AM IST
IFFCO with more than 36,000 member cooperatives and a group turnover of nearly 7 billion dollars, it is amongst the biggest cooperative institutions in the world.
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Sushant Singh Rajput died on June 14.
Sushant Singh Rajput died on June 14.

Regret not being there for you: Kangana remembers Sushant Singh on his birthday

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:56 AM IST
In a series of tweets, Kangana Ranaut, who has been taking potshots at the Bollywood industry, said that she regretted not being there for Sushant Singh Rajput when he needed help.
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Vials labelled Covid-19 Vaccine are seen over dry ice in this illustration.(Reuters)
Vials labelled Covid-19 Vaccine are seen over dry ice in this illustration.(Reuters)

15,223 new Covid-19 cases take India's tally to over 10.61 million

By hindustantimes.com, HT Correspondent | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 10:06 AM IST
The national recovery rate has risen to 96.70 per cent while the fatality rate stands at 1.44 per cent, according to health ministry.
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Sputnik V vaccine was registered months ahead of its western counterparts in August last year. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov/File Photo(REUTERS)
Sputnik V vaccine was registered months ahead of its western counterparts in August last year. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov/File Photo(REUTERS)

Phase 3 trial of Sputnik V vaccine begins in Agra

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Agra
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:50 AM IST
  • New documents and data on Sputnik V, including a clinical report on the vaccine’s use among the 60-plus age group, says it showed an efficacy of around 91.8% in people over 60.
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Workers inspecting a large Indian tricolour after stitching it ahead of Republic Day. (HT Photo)
Workers inspecting a large Indian tricolour after stitching it ahead of Republic Day. (HT Photo)

Ahead of Republic Day, MHA asks people not to use plastic flags

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:03 AM IST
The advisory asked states/UTs to ensure that only paper flags are used under the provisions of the Flag Code of India, 2002 and such flags are not discarded or thrown on the ground after the event
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At least 7 people were killed and several injured when a fire broke out at a private hospital in Egypt(PTI representational image)
At least 7 people were killed and several injured when a fire broke out at a private hospital in Egypt(PTI representational image)

13 injured as fire breaks out due to cylinder explosion at Hyderabad home

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:02 AM IST
The injured in the fire at the home in city’s Mir Chowk police station limits were admitted to a hospital.
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People stand by the debris of the Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing in Kozhikode, Kerala, in August 2020. The special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off the runway and split in two while landing in heavy rain killing more than a dozen people and injuring dozens more. (AP)
People stand by the debris of the Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing in Kozhikode, Kerala, in August 2020. The special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off the runway and split in two while landing in heavy rain killing more than a dozen people and injuring dozens more. (AP)

Final probe report on Kozhikode air crash due in January delayed by 2 months

By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 10:03 AM IST
In August 2020, an Air India Express Boeing-737 plane repatriating Indians stranded in Dubai due to the pandemic overshot the runway in heavy rain and crashed
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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor heads the parliamentary panel on information and technology.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor heads the parliamentary panel on information and technology.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Facebook, Twitter officials to appear before parliamentary panel on IT today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:51 AM IST
News agency ANI reported that recent changes in the privacy policy of Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp will also be discussed at the meeting of parliamentary panel today.
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