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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Akasa Air gets Centre's nod to operate in India

  • The new airline aims to start operations by the summer of 2022, the holding company, SNV Aviation Private Limited, said.
Akasa Air plans to operate approximately 70 planes in the next four years.
Akasa Air plans to operate approximately 70 planes in the next four years.
Published on Oct 11, 2021 08:14 PM IST
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'Lakhimpur Kheri violence probe faces obstruction as minister in office': Rahul

  • Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is not concerned with the death of farmers or even its own party workers.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi(ANI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi(ANI Photo)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 07:56 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

HT THIS DAY: October 12, 1981 — Prakash Padukone claims Han Jian and title

This was the second successive victory by the 27-year-old Bangalore based Bank officer, Prakash Padukone, over the top ranked Chinese within a fortnight in the World Cup championships
A screengrab of the Hindustan Times on October 12, 1981
A screengrab of the Hindustan Times on October 12, 1981
Published on Oct 11, 2021 07:52 PM IST
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‘Air India privatisation will boost confidence in govt’s capacity to close transactions’: CII

The government on Friday announced that Tata Sons is the highest bidder to win back the country’s flagship carrier Air India for 18,000 cr
The government has received <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>9,110.56 through disinvestment so far against a target of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.75 lakh crore. (HT Photo)
The government has received 9,110.56 through disinvestment so far against a target of 1.75 lakh crore. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 08:09 PM IST
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By Rajeev Jayaswal

Based on survey: Karnataka minister defends statement on ‘modern women’

Karnataka health minister K Sudhakar said he was a proud father of a daughter and as a trained doctor himself, he understood the sensitivities around women and mental health issues.
Karnataka health minister K Sudhakar.(Twitter/@mla_sudhakar)
Karnataka health minister K Sudhakar.(Twitter/@mla_sudhakar)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 07:40 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Amit Shah meets with power, coal ministers amid coal shortage concerns

The power consumption of 3,900 MU on October 8 was the highest this month so far—from October 1 to 9—which also became a cause of concern during the ongoing coal shortage, according to data.
Union home minister Amit Shah met RK Singh and Pralhad Joshi to discuss the coal shortage. (File Photo )
Union home minister Amit Shah met RK Singh and Pralhad Joshi to discuss the coal shortage. (File Photo )
Published on Oct 11, 2021 07:28 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Adityanath won’t come back to power, says Bhupesh Baghel. Lists these reasons

  • Elections for 403 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh are scheduled to be held early next year.
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said there is anti-incumbency against Yogi Adityanath's government. (PTI Photo)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said there is anti-incumbency against Yogi Adityanath's government. (PTI Photo)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 07:02 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Slack, recovery and overheating: Indian economy has it all

Indian Economy: The formal sector, especially its white-collared component, has made an impressive recovery. But data on rural wages shows that growth, compared to pre-pandemic levels, has been much lower.
Slack, recovery and overheating: Indian economy has it all
Slack, recovery and overheating: Indian economy has it all
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 06:55 PM IST
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By Roshan Kishore, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

India announces $200 million line of credit for Kyrgyzstan

Jaishankar said the MoU on high impact community development projects will enable the speedy implementation of ventures in different sectors with full grant funding
File photo: External affairs minister S Jaishankar
File photo: External affairs minister S Jaishankar
Published on Oct 11, 2021 06:25 PM IST
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No politician will be on stage during final prayers, says farmers' group

  • District president Sandhu said that farmers and their leaders from various states as well as from several districts of Uttar Pradesh will be present during the ‘ardas’ and ‘bhog’ programme in Tikonia.
Farmers shout slogans against the three farm laws(AFP)
Farmers shout slogans against the three farm laws(AFP)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 06:12 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi's Genestrings appointed sole testing facility for Canada-bound passengers

As per the latest guidelines by the Canadian authorities, travellers eligible to enter Canada and travelling on direct flights from India must obtain a pre-departure negative COVID-19 molecular test result from the Genestrings' lab. 
Travellers eligible to enter Canada and travelling on direct flights from India must obtain a pre-departure negative COVID-19 molecular test result from the Genestrings' lab(Genestrings/WhatsApp Web)
Travellers eligible to enter Canada and travelling on direct flights from India must obtain a pre-departure negative COVID-19 molecular test result from the Genestrings' lab(Genestrings/WhatsApp Web)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 05:35 PM IST
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Kerala man who let loose cobra on his wife convicted of murder

During the autopsy of the dead cobra, it was also found that it was starved for a week to make it more aggressive
The convict’s wife suffered a fatal bite at her home while she was undergoing treatment for another snake bite she suffered a couple of months ago. (HT Photo)
The convict’s wife suffered a fatal bite at her home while she was undergoing treatment for another snake bite she suffered a couple of months ago. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 12, 2021 05:58 AM IST
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Hours after 5 army personnel die, another encounter breaks out in J-K’s Poonch

The operation in Poonch was launched early on Monday in a village in Dehra Ki Gali (DKG) area after the army received intelligence input about the presence of terrorists. 
The JCO and the four soldiers were killed in a forested area in Surankote during an anti-insurgency operation. (ANI Photo)
The JCO and the four soldiers were killed in a forested area in Surankote during an anti-insurgency operation. (ANI Photo)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 05:03 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

News updates from HT: Priyanka demands MoS Ajay Mishra's dismissal

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Know all latest news and updates from Hindustan Times. (In picture: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi/File photo)
Know all latest news and updates from Hindustan Times. (In picture: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi/File photo)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 04:54 PM IST
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Ashish Mishra remanded in 3-day police custody in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case

The Uttar Pradesh police arrested Ashish Mishra on Saturday despite his attempts to evade the law enforcement agencies. 
Union minister of state Ajay Kumar Mishra's son Ashish is wanted in an investigation into the death of four farmers at Lakhimpur Kheri earlier this month. (File photo)
Union minister of state Ajay Kumar Mishra's son Ashish is wanted in an investigation into the death of four farmers at Lakhimpur Kheri earlier this month. (File photo)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 04:50 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Some large states need to ramp up Jal Jeevan Mission, data show

Haryana is the latest state to achieve the target under Jal Jeevan Mission, designed to connect rural households with a functional tap water connection, ahead of its 2024 deadline. Uttar Pradesh has covered 12.74% of its 26.4 million rural households
A marquee programme of the Modi government, the Jal Jeevan Mission, launched in 2019, aims to connect every rural household with a tapped water facility by 2024. (AFP)
A marquee programme of the Modi government, the Jal Jeevan Mission, launched in 2019, aims to connect every rural household with a tapped water facility by 2024. (AFP)
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 04:55 PM IST
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By Zia Haq

‘Mindset of educated, working women have broadened too much’: BJP’s CT Ravi

BJP national general secretary CT Ravi said that such mindsets of modern Indian women need serious attention and is a matter to be pondered upon.
BJP general secretary CT Ravi said that in India, people still have faith in families unlike in countries like the US and the UK. (ANI Photo)
BJP general secretary CT Ravi said that in India, people still have faith in families unlike in countries like the US and the UK. (ANI Photo)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 03:58 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PM Narendra Modi to virtually join G20 summit on Afghanistan

Earlier, Modi participated in a virtual format in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)- Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) outreach summit on Afghanistan on September 17.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually join the G20 extraordinary leaders’ summit on Afghanistan on October 12 that will discuss a response to the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country and the fight against terrorism. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually join the G20 extraordinary leaders’ summit on Afghanistan on October 12 that will discuss a response to the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country and the fight against terrorism. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 12, 2021 06:49 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

India is, was & will be 'Hindu Rashtra': BJP leader CT Ravi

  • CT Ravi, who is also the BJP national secretary, then went on to suggest that as a Hindu, one should not visit temples just on elections but must do it "regularly."
BJP leader CT Ravi said the Congress party was doing
BJP leader CT Ravi said the Congress party was doing "appeasement" politics initially but they have now started performing pujas and visiting temples to appeal to the community.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 04:04 PM IST
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Tripura Left Front convener passes away following Covid-19 related complications

Bijan Dhar remained party secretary between 2008 and 2018 and was later made the convener of the Left Front
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expressed profound shock and grief at Bijan Dhar’s death. (Photo Courtesy- .tripurainfoway.com/)
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expressed profound shock and grief at Bijan Dhar’s death. (Photo Courtesy- .tripurainfoway.com/)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 03:36 PM IST
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By Priyanka Deb Barman

Cruise drug bust: NDPS Court to hear bail pleas of Aryan Khan, others on Wednesday

A special Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Court on Monday posted the bail applications of Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, and four others, arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the cruise ship drug bust case, for hearing on Wednesday, officials said
Aryan Khan, among others, has been arrested by the NCB in connection with the alleged seizure of banned drugs from a cruise ship. (PTI)
Aryan Khan, among others, has been arrested by the NCB in connection with the alleged seizure of banned drugs from a cruise ship. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 03:40 PM IST
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By Vinay Dalvi

India, UK back global approach to engaging Taliban

The emphasis on a coordinated global approach on engaging Taliban at PM Narendra Modi and Boris Johnson’s conversation comes at a time a Taliban delegation is in Qatar for talks with several countries, including the US, to seek international recognition for the Taliban regime
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he shared India’s assessments on regional issues including Afghanistan during his phone conversation with his UK counterpart Boris Johnson. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he shared India’s assessments on regional issues including Afghanistan during his phone conversation with his UK counterpart Boris Johnson. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 12, 2021 12:47 AM IST
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By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Amur falcons begin to arrive in Manipur

Amur falcons, locally known as Akhuaipuina, which migrate to their wintering grounds in South Africa, usually arrive in large numbers during October in Nagaland and Manipur besides a few other places in northeast India
The divisional forest officer (DFO) Kh Hitler of Tamenglong forest division shared pictures and videos of Amur Falcons hovering in the sky in a WhatsApp group on Monday. (AP Photo/File)
The divisional forest officer (DFO) Kh Hitler of Tamenglong forest division shared pictures and videos of Amur Falcons hovering in the sky in a WhatsApp group on Monday. (AP Photo/File)
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 10:01 PM IST
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By Sobhapati Samom

Uttarakhand minister, son quit BJP; join Congress

A Congress leader said the talks for Uttarakhand leader Yashpal Arya and his son’s induction into the Congress were going on for two months
Uttarakhand BJP leader Yashpal Arya with his son Sanjeev Arya joins the Congress Party in presence of party leaders Harish Rawat, Randeep Surjewala and KC Venugopal in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)
Uttarakhand BJP leader Yashpal Arya with his son Sanjeev Arya joins the Congress Party in presence of party leaders Harish Rawat, Randeep Surjewala and KC Venugopal in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 09:47 PM IST
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PM Modi to virtually take part in G20 summit on Afghanistan tomorrow: MEA

The MEA said Modi would be taking part in the G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit at the invitation of the Italian presidency.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 03:11 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami

‘Homecoming’ for father-son duo, Yashpal and Sanjeev Arya join Congress

KC Venugopal described Yashpal Arya’s rejoining as “the happiest moments for the Congress party” ahead of the assembly polls in Uttarakhand early next year
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi welcomes Yashpal Arya and Sanjeev Arya into the Congress party in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi welcomes Yashpal Arya and Sanjeev Arya into the Congress party in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 02:41 PM IST
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By Isha Sahai Bhatnagar

NCRB says over 99% crimes registered in 2020 under POCSO Act were against girls

An analysis of the latest NCRB data by NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) revealed that among 28,327 children who were victims of crimes reported under the POCSO Act, 28,058 were girls.
A deeper analysis of the cases reported under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act showed that crimes against adolescent girls within the 16 to 18 age group were the highest at 14,092, followed by 10,949 crimes against girls within the 12 to 16 age group.(PTI)
A deeper analysis of the cases reported under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act showed that crimes against adolescent girls within the 16 to 18 age group were the highest at 14,092, followed by 10,949 crimes against girls within the 12 to 16 age group.(PTI)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 02:17 PM IST
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National Conference leaders Devendra Singh Rana, Surjeet Salathia join BJP

Devendra Singh Rana, who was a key aide of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdulla, said he joined the BJP because of the party’s positive response to his efforts to set a “Jammu narrative”
Devendra Singh Rana said he joined the BJP because of the party’s positive response to his efforts to set a “Jammu narrative” through “Jammu Declaration”. (Photo Courtesy-BJP)
Devendra Singh Rana said he joined the BJP because of the party’s positive response to his efforts to set a “Jammu narrative” through “Jammu Declaration”. (Photo Courtesy-BJP)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 02:11 PM IST
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Five soldiers killed in J&K encounter with terrorists

The operation was launched following intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists in Chamrer forests located near Mughal Road in Surankote sub division of Poonch district in Jammu
The casualties took place during a cordon and search operation in Chamrer forests of Poonch. (Imran Nissar/ANI Photo/File/Representative use)
The casualties took place during a cordon and search operation in Chamrer forests of Poonch. (Imran Nissar/ANI Photo/File/Representative use)
Updated on Oct 12, 2021 07:24 AM IST
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