Parliament LIVE: Rajnath Singh to address both houses tomorrow on IAF chopper crash

Parliament winter session: CDS General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika were among 14 passengers on board.
Parliament building in New Delhi (File Photo)
Parliament building in New Delhi (File Photo)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 09:04 PM IST
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh will brief Parliament on the IAF chopper crash near Tamil Nadu's Coonoor on Thursday, and not today, as speculated earlier. Chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika were among the 14 passengers on board. 

Wednesday is day 8 of the ongoing Winter session of Parliament, which began on November 29 and will conclude on December 23. On the first day, the bill repealing the three contentious central agricultural laws was passed in both Houses. In an address to the nation on November 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the withdrawal of the laws.

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  • Dec 08, 2021 09:03 PM IST

    IAF chopper crash: Rajnath Singh to address both houses of Parliament tomorrow

    Union defence minister Rajnath Singh will address both houses of Parliament on Thursday (December 9) regarding the IAF chopper crash near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, in which Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others were killed. 

  • Dec 08, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 11am, December 9

    The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 11am tomorrow (December 9), reports ANI. 

  • Dec 08, 2021 05:10 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha MP's suspension: Opposition leaders to meet tomorrow 

    Oppostion leaders'to meet tomorrow at LoP Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge's office in Parliament to decide the strategy for the floor of the House.

  • Dec 08, 2021 04:32 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 am on Thursday, December 9.

  • Dec 08, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    IAF chopper crash: Defence minister's statement tomorrow

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh will issue a statement in Parliament on the IAF chopper crash on Thursday.

  • Dec 08, 2021 04:09 PM IST

    490 candidates selected for Delhi Police from northeast: MHA

    A total of 490 candidates (in 2016 and 2018) were selected through Special Recruitment Drive from all eight northeastern states to fill up vacancies to the post of Constable (Executive) in Delhi Police: Nityanand Rai, MoS (Home), in Rajya Sabha

  • Dec 08, 2021 03:27 PM IST

    Lok Sabha passes HC & SC Judges Salaries Amendment Bill

    Lok Sabha passes the High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2021. The Bill seeks to bring clarity concerning the date of eligibility of additional quantum of pension to a retired judge.

  • Dec 08, 2021 03:04 PM IST

    IAF chopper crash: Defence minister to make statement

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh to brief Parliament on IAF chopper crash. CDS General Bipin Rawat and his wife were among 14 passengers onboard.

  • Dec 08, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    ‘BJP also used to protest when they were in Opposition’

    Nobody has committed any mistake or violated rules. Everybody has the rights to protest. The BJP did it during Arun Jaitley’s time, justifying disruption as a part of democracy. Out of 12 suspended MPs, none threw papers or broke mic: Mallikarjun Kharge, LoP, Rajya Sabha

  • Dec 08, 2021 02:01 PM IST

    No drugs confiscated from Mundra port before recent seizure, says MHA

    As per NCB records, no drugs were confiscated from Mundra Port in Gujarat before the seizure of 2988.21 kgs of heroin: Home ministry in Rajya Sabha

  • Dec 08, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    Total 101 people died in ‘rioting’ from 2018-2020

    A total of 101 people died while 3,366 people got injured in 'rioting' during 2018-2020: MHA in Rajya Sabha

  • Dec 08, 2021 01:05 PM IST

    No Kashmiri Pandit displaced from Valley post 370 repeal, says MHA

    After the repeal of Article 370, no Kashmiri Panditor Hindu has been displaced from the Kashmir Valley: Union Home Ministry in Rajya Sabha

  • Dec 08, 2021 12:31 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha proceedings resume, Opposition boycotts

    Proceedings in Rajya Sabha resume as Opposition MPs continue to boycott House. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) only Opposition party not to boycott.

  • Dec 08, 2021 12:17 PM IST

    ‘Request suspended MPs to tender apology’: Pralhad Joshi

    Even yesterday, I said that we are ready to take back suspension of 12 MPs if they are ready to apologise. Once again, I request them to tender apology because they have committed a grave mistake: Pralhad Joshi, parliamentary affairs minister

  • Dec 08, 2021 11:45 AM IST

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12pm

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12pm following ruckus by Opposition over the suspension of 12 MPs.

  • Dec 08, 2021 11:16 AM IST

    PM Modi meets senior ministers in Parliament

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds meet with senior ministers in Parliament. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Pralhad Joshi, Nirmala Sitharaman among the attendees.

  • Dec 08, 2021 10:45 AM IST

    Nagaland killings: NPF MP gives adjournment motion notice in RS

    Naga People's Front (NPF) MP KG Kenye gives suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha under Rule 267 to discuss the death of civilians in Nagaland in an anti-insurgency operation that went awry.

  • Dec 08, 2021 10:08 AM IST

    Cong MP gives adjournment motion notice to discuss China-Bhutan MoU

    Manish Tewari gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss Sino-Bhutan MoU on three-step resolution of boundary disputes, that he says, could lead to the transfer of strategically important territory of Doklam being transferred to China.

  • Dec 08, 2021 09:52 AM IST

    RJD gives adjournment motion notice in RS over Afspa

    RJD MP Manoj Jha gives suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha under Rule 267 to discuss the repeal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (Afspa).

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Goa polls: Utpal Parrikar weighs options as storm brews over BJP’s ticket denial

Utpal Parrikar has reportedly rejected the BJP central leadership’s offer of a ticket to contest from Bicholim seat, 25 kms away from Panaji, represented by his father and former union defence minister late Manohar Parrikar for a long time.
Utpal Parrikar is said to be contemplating to contest as an independent candidate in the upcoming Goa elections. (File: Utpal Parrikar/Twitter)
Utpal Parrikar is said to be contemplating to contest as an independent candidate in the upcoming Goa elections. (File: Utpal Parrikar/Twitter)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 08:00 PM IST
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ByGerard de Souza

‘More draconian’: Mamata Banerjee fires another letter to PM Modi over IAS rule change

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s loud protests to the proposed changes to the IAS (Cadre) Rules come after the Centre in May last year ordered then Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay to join the union government on central deputation
West Bengal chief minsiter Mamata Banerjee has sent her second letter to PM Narendra Modi against the IAS (Cadre) Rules (PTI)
West Bengal chief minsiter Mamata Banerjee has sent her second letter to PM Narendra Modi against the IAS (Cadre) Rules (PTI)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 07:57 PM IST
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Covid 3rd wave reaches South: Kerala reports 46,387 cases; Karnataka over 47,000

Kerala reported the highest single-day rise of Covid cases, since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, on Thursday. Bengaluru reported over 30,000 fresh Covid cases in last 24 hours.
A health worker collects a swab sample of a commuter for the Covid-19 test at K R Market in Bengaluru on Thursday. (PTI)
A health worker collects a swab sample of a commuter for the Covid-19 test at K R Market in Bengaluru on Thursday. (PTI)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 07:26 PM IST
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By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

India successfully tests new BrahMos version with higher indigenous content

The BrahMos missile is the fastest cruise missile in the world with a top speed of Mach 2.8 (nearly three times the speed of sound). The defence ministry said the missile tested on Thursday was equipped with advanced indigenous technologies
The new version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was launched from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the Odisha coast. (ANI Photo)
The new version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was launched from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the Odisha coast. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 06:56 PM IST
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Bangalore Talkies: Covid takeaways and New Year resolutions

The new year has turned. Omicron still looms. We are asking ourselves and others about resolutions and Covid takeaways. What changed in our lives? What remained constant?
Shoba Narayan
Shoba Narayan
Published on Jan 20, 2022 06:32 PM IST
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BJP declares first 34 candidates for Goa polls, Utpal Parrikar denied Panaji seat

Immediately after the BJP announced its candidate list, Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal offered a ticket to Utpal Parrikar.
Bharatiya Janata Party national general secretary Arun Singh and Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis release the list of BJP candidates for Goa assembly elections at party headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party national general secretary Arun Singh and Goa election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis release the list of BJP candidates for Goa assembly elections at party headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 06:12 PM IST
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ByGerard de Souza

‘Draconian’: Mamata again writes to PM on proposed changes in IAS cadre rules

This is the second letter that Mamata Banerjee has sent to the Prime Minister in eight days and in this one, she insisted that the proposed amendment to the IAS (Cadre) Rules, 1954, will create a “fear psychosis” among officers and impact their performance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File Photo / HT)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File Photo / HT)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 06:00 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

HT THIS DAY: January 21, 1957 --Nehru inaugurates India’s first reactor; peaceful uses only objective, says PM

BOMBAY- MR NEHRU gave the assurance today that India would never use atomic energy for evil purposes “ whatever might happen and whatever might be the circumstances
A screengrab of the Hindustan Times on January 21, 1957
A screengrab of the Hindustan Times on January 21, 1957
Published on Jan 20, 2022 05:39 PM IST
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Fever with or without rigors among 5 symptoms of 3rd wave in Delhi: Centre

Covid 3rd wave in Delhi: The occurrence of Covid pneumonia was less in the 3rd wave among patients in the national capital, the Centre's study said. Fever, cough, throat irritation generally subside after day 5. 
The Centre carried out a study in Delhi to better understand the third wave of Covid. (Hindustan Times)
The Centre carried out a study in Delhi to better understand the third wave of Covid. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 05:14 PM IST
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By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Evening news brief from HT: Studies show reason behind rapid spread of Omicron

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 5pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site in New York' Times Square (AP/Image used only for representation)
People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site in New York' Times Square (AP/Image used only for representation)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 04:49 PM IST
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Maharashtra govt gives nod to reopen schools, local bodies to take final decision

The Maharashtra government has allowed reopening of schools, including pre-primary classes, from January 24.
Maharashtra school education minister Varsha Gaikwad said chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has given consent to reopen offline schools in the state. (File Photo)
Maharashtra school education minister Varsha Gaikwad said chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has given consent to reopen offline schools in the state. (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 04:39 PM IST
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Fatality in 3rd wave significantly lower than Covid 2nd wave: Health ministry

The Union health ministry on Thursday presented a comparison between the 2nd wave and the 3rd wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. 
Covid's 3rd wave in India has been less severe because of the vaccine coverage, the Centre said on Thursday.
Covid's 3rd wave in India has been less severe because of the vaccine coverage, the Centre said on Thursday.
Published on Jan 20, 2022 04:26 PM IST
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By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Bulli Bai case: Mumbai court refuses bail to all three accused

Earlier this week, the cyber cell of the Mumbai Police had opposed the bail pleas of the three, stating that the investigation suggested the accused were also involved in the ‘Sulli Deals’ app case.
Bulli Bai app case: A fifth person was also arrested from Odisha on Thursday. (File Photo)
Bulli Bai app case: A fifth person was also arrested from Odisha on Thursday. (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 04:13 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Sitharaman authorises release of advance instalment of tax devolution to states

States would receive 95,082 crore or double their respective entitlement during the month of January 2022
The authorisation is in addition to the regular devolution for January this year. (HT Photo)
The authorisation is in addition to the regular devolution for January this year. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 02:59 PM IST
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Need a system with no place for discrimination, says PM Modi

The Prime Minister hit out at those attempting to “tarnish the country’s image” abroad by publishing “misinformation”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the programme organised by Brahma Kumaris. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the programme organised by Brahma Kumaris. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 02:40 PM IST
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