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Covid-19 testing labs started providing QR codes on RT-PCR test reports after cases of people editing the reports to show a negative result to meet the regulatory requirements were reported.

QR code on RT-PCR reports must for passengers flying out of India from today

Passengers travelling abroad will need to carry a negative RT-PCR test report with a QR code from Saturday, the Union ministry of civil aviation said in a set of guidelines issued last week to ensure minimum physical contact. "The airline operators are advised to accept only those passengers who are carrying a negative RT-PCR test report with QR code for boarding international flights departing from India after 0001 hours on 22nd May 2021," the ministry said in a release.

Shimla: Congress MLA Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu arrives at party office to attend legislators meeting, in Shimla, Friday, (PTI Photo)

'Not in race': Congress leader seen as Himachal CM frontrunner, then a BJP swipe

The Congress's Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Saturday dismissed the speculation on him being viewed as a frontrunner in the race for the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister post. Apart from Sukhu, Mandi MP Pratibha Singh and former leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri were being viewed as frontrunners, HT had reported earlier. Speaking to reporters on Saturday Sukhu also took a swipe at the BJP. Rajiv Shukla told reporters.

Bhupendra Patel who was a surprise replacement of Vijay Rupani is now headed for a second straight term as the chief minister of Gujarat.

5 things to know about Bhupendra Patel, set to be Gujarat CM for 2nd term

When Bhupendra Patel's name was announced as a replacement for Vijay Rupani in 2021, it came as a surprise to party leaders as well. The party under Bhupen Patel's leadership won 156 seats which secured a straight second term for Bhupendra Patel as the chief minister. The 60-year-old is also known for his impressive decision-making power. Bhupendra Patel was the first Kadva Patel to become a chief minister.

The case was registered against a private person of a coaching institute at Itanagar (Representative Photo)

APPSC paper leak case: CBI files charge sheet against eight accused

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a charge sheet against eight accused in the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission alleged paper leak case, said a release by the agency on Friday. The charge sheet was filed in the court of a special judge at Yupia in Arunachal Pradesh in connection with the investigation of the alleged leakage of the question paper of the examination conducted by APPSC for the post of assistant engineer (civil).

Cricketer Rishabh Pant is at the centre of a controversy for his October Dream 11 advertisement.

Afternoon brief: Rishabh Pant's Dream 11 ad draws criticism, and all the latest news

Rishabh Pant's Dream 11 ad draws flak from musicians; 'You look like a fool' An advertisement featuring cricketer Rishabh Pant has created a stir on social media after classical musicians Kaushiki Chakraborty, Purbayan Chatterjee issued statements expressing their strong disapproval of the advertisement which insulted Indian classical music, the artistes claimed. A bench of justices Ajay Rastogi and Bela Trivedi will hear the matter.

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal. (ANI Photo / Amit Sharma)

'Since AAP came to power…': Kejriwal slams RPG attack on Punjab police station

Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday morning condemned the RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) attack on a police station in Punjab's Tarn Taran, and said those responsible would be caught. Unknown individuals attacked the police station in Tarn Taran's Sarhali with a RPG at 11.22 pm on Friday, police sources confirmed this morning. Sources told news agency PTI the grenade did not actually explode.

Bilkis Bano urged the Gujarat government to “undo the harm” and give her back the “right to live without fear and in peace”. (File Photo)

SC set to hear Bilkis Bano plea on release of rape convicts on Dec 13

The Supreme Court is set to hear Bilkis Bano's petition - challenging the early release of rape convicts - on December 13. A bench of justices Ajay Rastogi and Bela Trivedi will hear the matter. The release of the convicts in August had triggered nationwide outrage. Bilkis Bano had moved the top court against the release on November 30.

34 women army officers who have filed the plea, include Col Priyamvada A Mardikar and Col Asha Kale, who are permanent commissioned officers (Representative Photo)

‘Set your house in order’: SC tells Army on delay of women officers' promotions

The Army is not being fair to women officers, remarked the Supreme Court on Friday as it failed to find a justification behind the Army conducting a selection board for promoting male officers in October while holding up the seniority of women officers who got permanent commissions by the court's intervention till additional posts are created.

Women Police personnel take away YSR Telangana Party chief YS Sharmila while she was staging a dharna after her permission was denied by the Warangal Police for her Padayatra, near BR Ambedkar statue, in Hyderabad on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Day 2 of YS Sharmila's hunger strike against KCR hours after clash with cops

Andhra Pradesh leader YS Sharmila - for the second day - continued her hunger strike against Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, popularly known as KCR. This came hours after a clash between her, the YSRTP party workers and cops was caught on camera. YS Sharmila is the sister of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Reddy. She was detained amid huge protests. She has been waging the battle against KCR for several days now.

Police station in Punjab attacked with rocket launcher (HT Photo/ Anil Sharma)

Police station in Punjab’s Tarn Taran attacked with RPG; probe ordered

Some unknown miscreants attacked Sarhali police station in Punjab's Tarn Taran with a rocket-propelled grenade during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, police sources said. Sarhali came under attack at around 1am on Saturday, said police. The rocket was recovered from the police station. This is the second such incident in Punjab in the last seven months where the police station was attacked with a rocket.

A day after getting bail, Saket Gokhale said he will now come at the BJP harder.

'BJP hilariously mistaken': Trinamool's Saket Gokhale says PM Modi hurt by tweet, not by 135 deaths

Trinamool's Saket Gokhale who was arrested twice in three days for his tweet over the Morbi bridge collapse on Saturday said BJP is 'hilariously mistaken' if they think that this would break him. "I'm only going to come at them harder," the Trinamool leader who was granted bail on Friday said the case filed against him was frivolous as he only 'shared' a tweet made by someone else.

Bizarre posts were put out on the YSRCP Twitter account.

Andhra's ruling party's account hacked. 'In touch with Twitter officials': Cops

The Twitter handle of the YSR Congress Party - which is ruling in Andhra Pradesh- has been hacked with multiple bizarre posts put out over the last few hours. At the time this report was published, the account was still not restored. The pinned post on the account pertained to cryptocurrency with the photo of Elon Musk, the new Twitter CEO. Several posts were reposted from other handles.

Lockup the men, let ladies walk out: Kerala HC on hostel curfew timings

Lockup the men, let ladies walk out: Kerala HC on hostel curfew timings

The Kerala High Court has come down heavily on the state administration over a curfew for girls studying at a government-run medical college in Kozhikode, demanding to know why restrictions applied to girls when 'men... create more trouble'. No such rules were announced for male students. The case has been listed for further hearing next Thursday.

Cricketer Rishabh Pant is at the centre of a controversy for his October Dream 11 advertisement.

Rishabh Pant's Dream 11 ad draws flak from musicians; ‘You look like a fool’

An advertisement featuring cricketer Rishabh Pant has created a stir on social media after classical musicians Kaushiki Chakraborty, Purbayan Chatterjee issued statements expressing their strong disapproval of the advertisement which insulted Indian classical music, the artistes claimed. The advertisement was launched during T20 World Cup 2022. In the Dream 11 advertisement, Rishabh Pant is shown as a failed musician had he not been a cricketer.

Cyclone Mandous LIVE Updates: Impact in Tamil Nadu.

Tree falls on Chennai petrol pump, wall crashes on cars as Mandous hits | VIDEOS

State capital Chennai and nearby areas in Chengalpattu district received heavy rainfall. Initial estimates say 100 trees have fallen and power supply has been affected in five areas. Roads closed in the city, such as the Kamarajar Salai that runs along the Marina Beach and leads to the Chennai Central railway station, were also re-opened. There were also photographs of uprooted trees and flooded roads from the posh Nungambakkam residential area of the city.

8-year-old boy falls in borewell in MP's Betul, rescue ops underway

'Tragic': Boy,8, dies days after falling into borewell in Madhya Pradesh village

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh for the family of the eight-year-old boy who died after falling in a borewell in the state's Betul area, about 170 km from the capital city of Bhopal. The eight-year-old fell into the borewell on December 6 and the rescue operations were launched soon after. Despite massive efforts, Tanmay Sahu could not be saved.

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