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Dec 07, 2021 07:45 PM IST
12 foreign returnees untraceable in Thane
Maharashtra | 12 recent foreign returnees are untraceable in Thane district’s Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation area, an official of the Municipal Corporation said.
— ANI (@ANI) December 7, 2021
Maharashtra’s Thane district reports 12 recent foreign returnees are untraceable.
Dec 07, 2021 07:22 PM IST
Bengal CM asks police to keep an eye on BSF
Nagaland firing: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee asks police in districts that share borders with neighbouring countries to keep a watch on activities of BSF
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) December 7, 2021
Mamata Banerjee’s order was directed at police officials serving in districts which share borders with adjoining districts.
Dec 07, 2021 06:34 PM IST
Explosion in Kabul
An explosion occurred in Kabul?s Police District 2 this afternoon, reports TOLOnews quoting Interior Ministry spokesman Saeed Khosti
— ANI (@ANI) December 7, 2021
News agencies reported an explosion in Kabul’s police district 2 on Tuesday afternoon.
Dec 07, 2021 06:05 PM IST
VL-SRSAM test fired successfully
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials said that India has successfully test-fired the Vertically Launched Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) from off the coast of Odisha. pic.twitter.com/4Sjpv3XyiM
— ANI (@ANI) December 7, 2021
The DRDO conducted the test-firing off the Odisha coast.
Dec 07, 2021 05:44 PM IST
Congress interim prez to address parliamentary meet
Sonia Gandhi will address the meet in Parliament’s Central Hall in Tuesday
Dec 07, 2021 05:41 PM IST
Former Aircel promoter not granted diplomatic immunity
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the plea filed by former Aircel promoter C Sivasankaran who sought diplomatic immunity against prosecution by the central bureau of investigation (CBI) in a pending criminal case against him.
Dec 07, 2021 05:34 PM IST
38 killed, 69 seriously injured in Burundi prison fire
38 killed, 69 seriously injured in Burundi prison fire, reports AFP citing nation’s vice president
Dec 07, 2021 05:23 PM IST
Farm unions’ decision on protest withdrawal on Dec 8
SKM’s meeting inconclusive, farm unions to meet at 2pm on Dec 8 to decide on withdrawing protests.
Dec 07, 2021 05:18 PM IST
Farm leaders says SKM meeting adjourned
SKM’s meeting has been adjourned and likely to continue tomorrow
Dec 07, 2021 05:04 PM IST
Stubble burning, farmers to be out of purview of NCR anti-pollution law
Centre agrees to take farmers and stubble burning out of the purview of NCR anti-pollution law, people familiar with the developments told HT. They also said that electricity amendment bill that farmers are opposed to will be withdrawn.
Dec 07, 2021 04:59 PM IST
Haryana may withdraw all cases against farmers
Haryana to withdraw all cases against farmers except a few cases related to rape and murder, people familiar with the developments told HT
Dec 07, 2021 04:58 PM IST
Farmers to take out victory march
Farmers likely to take out victory march on Dec 8 before returning home, people familiar with the developments told HT
Dec 07, 2021 04:43 PM IST
Haryana farmers demand withdrawal of cases
Haryana farm leaders told the SKM leaders that the government should take back cases first, then they will call -off agitation while the Punjab unions wants to call-off stir immediately, said a farmer leader from Haryana attending the presser said.
Dec 07, 2021 04:37 PM IST
Farmer leaders to take part in a committee proposed by Centre
SKM to take part in a committee proposed by Centre to resolve all outstanding issues with farmers, compensation for farmers likely. Protests likely to continue till concrete steps are taken
Dec 07, 2021 04:31 PM IST
Panama and Paradise Paper Leaks: Undisclosed credits amounting to ₹20,353 cr detected
Govt announces undisclosed credits amounting to ₹20,353 crore were detected with respect to 930 India-linked entities in Panama and Paradise Paper Leaks, reports PTI
Dec 07, 2021 04:25 PM IST
Countering of Financing of Terrorism Cell (CFT Cell) formed by MHA
GoI has formed Countering of Financing of Terrorism Cell (CFT Cell) in the Home Ministry for coordination on combating terror funding. A Terror Funding & Fake Currency Cell has also been formed in NIA to conduct focused probe into terror funding & fake currency cases: MoS Home pic.twitter.com/3TqBNkPVkU
— ANI (@ANI) December 7, 2021
CFT Cell formed by the Union home ministry
Dec 07, 2021 04:15 PM IST
Scindia takes stock of preparedness at airports
Took stock of the preparedness, testing capacities, and the situation on the ground with regard to crowd management at both private and @AAI_Official airports. Have put an action plan with 8 compliances on immigration queues, expanding RT-PCR service providers …1/2 pic.twitter.com/vqhCgedZEO
— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) December 7, 2021
Civil aviation minister Scindia takes stock of preparations amid Omicron spread.
Dec 07, 2021 03:59 PM IST
Delhi CM Kejriwal promises free education to children of SC community
AAP national convener and Delhi chief minister today announced four guarantees for SC community- free education to each child, free coaching for professional courses, free medical treatment for each member of the family, and financial assistance to those children who want to go abroad for graduation or post graduation. He repeated his guarantee of monthly payment of ₹1000 to all women above the age of 18
Dec 07, 2021 03:36 PM IST
Hornbill Festival called off
Nagaland government has called off the remaining three days of the ongoing 22nd edition of its iconic Hornbill Festival in solidarity with the Konyak community who lost 14 young men in the firing incidents in Mon district on December 4 and 5
Dec 07, 2021 03:32 PM IST
Rajinikanth and Sasikala meet
Expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala meets Rajinikanth at his residence to congratulate him on receiving the Dadasaheb Palke award.
Dec 07, 2021 03:31 PM IST
RS adjourned for the day
Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned for the day as opposition demands of revocation of suspension of 12 MPs.
Dec 07, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Explosion rocks Iraq’s Basra; 4 dead and 20 injured
BREAKING: A large explosion rocks the center of Iraq’s southern city of Basra, with local news reports saying there are multiple casualties, likely from a car bomb. https://t.co/R1jYhO1zgl
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 7, 2021
A car bomb blast in southern Iraq’s Basra caused multiple casualties.
Dec 07, 2021 03:15 PM IST
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti says ‘Gandhi’s India turning into Godse’s India’
The former J-K CM was referring to the recent arrests of Kashmiri students who cheered for Pakistan during a recent tournament where both teams faced each other in UP. She said that there was a time when both sets of people praised both Pakistani and Indian cricket teams.
Dec 07, 2021 03:06 PM IST
Punjab Lok Congress chief meets Union minister
Punjab Lok Congress founder Captain Amarinder Singh at a luncheon meeting with Union minister and BJP in-charge for Punjab, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat at Mohinder Bagh, Siswan on Tuesday.
Dec 07, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Red caps mean red alert: PM attacks SP
The ‘red caps’ want to form govt to show leniency towards terrorists, to bring them out of jails. So always remember that the ‘red caps’ are red alert for UP – they are bells to danger: PM Narendra Modi in Gorakhpur pic.twitter.com/qA8Q7Nr7d5
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 7, 2021
“The ‘red caps’ want to form government to show leniency towards terrorists, to bring them out of jails. So always remember that the ‘red caps’ are red alert for UP; they are bells to danger,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a swipe at Samajwadi Party at a rally in Gorakhpur.
Dec 07, 2021 02:24 PM IST
At Gorakhpur, PM attacks former UP govt for not allotting land for AIIMS
Previous governments didn’t show interest in allotting land for AIIMS in Gorakhpur but this double-engine government completed two projects in timebound manner despite challenges presented by Covid, says PM Modi
Dec 07, 2021 02:07 PM IST
In major shift, UAE moves to 4-and-half-day workweek from next year
The United Arab Emirates is slashing its working week to four-and-a-half days and moving its weekend from Fridays and Saturdays to Saturdays and Sundays, reported news agency AFP.
Dec 07, 2021 01:47 PM IST
Akhilesh Yadav, Jayant Chaudhary hold joint rally in Meerut
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary held a joint rally in Meerut on Tuesday.
Dec 07, 2021 01:41 PM IST
PM Modi inaugurates fertilizer plant, AIIMS building in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated ambitious projects, including a fertiliser plant, worth over ₹9,600 crore in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur ahead of the upcoming polls in the state. Governor Anandiben Patel and chief minister Yogi Adityanath were also present at the event.
Dec 07, 2021 01:13 PM IST
Bombay HC allows anticipatory bail to Nagpur resident for posting alleged defamatory content against NCP leaders
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday allowed an anticipatory bail to Nagpur resident Sameey Thakkar in a case registered by Thane Police for posting alleged defamatory content against NCP leaders, reported news agency ANI.
Dec 07, 2021 01:00 PM IST
China slams US diplomatic boycott of Olympics as ‘ideological prejudice’, reports AFP
China on Tuesday slammed the Biden administration for diplomatic boycott of Olympics, calling it an ‘ideological prejudice’, reported news agency AFP.
Dec 07, 2021 12:00 PM IST
Delhi court announces charges against Sajjan Kumar in connection with 1984 anti-Sikh riot
A Delhi court on Tuesday announced charges for rioting, murder, dacoity etc under multiple sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) against ex-Congress MP Sajjan Kumar, in connection with the murder of two Sikhs in Raj Nagar, Delhi.
Dec 07, 2021 11:38 AM IST
SC refutes NIA’s appeal against Bombay HC order granting bail to Sudha Bharadwaj, Bhima-Koregaon activist
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the National Investigation Agency (NIA)’s plea challenging the Bombay High Court order of granting default bail to advocate-activist Sudha Bharadwaj, who was arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case.
Dec 07, 2021 11:14 AM IST
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm
The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm on Tuesday amid the opposition’s demand to revoke the suspension of the 12 MPs.
Dec 07, 2021 10:49 AM IST
Covid-19 pandemic far from over: Army chief General MM Naravane
Delhi: MoS Defence Ajay Bhatt, CDS Gen Bipin Rawat and Army Chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane with the delegates of BIMSTEC taking part in the PANEX-21 exercise on disaster management. pic.twitter.com/6wxFUgYg44
— ANI (@ANI) December 7, 2021
“The emergence of new variants and resurgence of cases suggest that the Covid-19 pandemic is far from over,” news agency ANI quoted Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane as saying at a curtain raiser of PANEX-21.
Dec 07, 2021 09:32 AM IST
India reports 6,822 new Covid-19 cases, daily tally 17.8% lower than yesterday
India has reported reported 6,822 new cases and 220 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare. With this, the active caseload stands at 95,014 (lowest in 554 days).
At least 128.76 crore vaccine doses have been administered across the country so far.
Dec 07, 2021 08:28 AM IST
US announces diplomatic boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing
The Biden administration announced on Monday that US officials will not attend the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing after China pledged unspecified “countermeasures” against any such diplomatic boycott. Read more
Dec 07, 2021 07:55 AM IST
Mumbai registers 2 more Omicron cases, national tally at 23
Two people were found infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Mumbai and neither had any symptoms of the disease, authorities said on Monday. Read more
Dec 07, 2021 06:47 AM IST
Shutters of Kerala’s Idukki dam opened after Tamil Nadu’s Mullaperiyar move
The Kerala government opened the shutters of the Cheruthoni dam in Idukki early on Tuesday to ease pressure after flow of water from the Mullaperiyar dam. The Tamil Nadu government opened nine gates of the grand old Mullaperiyar dam on Monday night in view of the rising water level in the reservoir. Read more
Dec 07, 2021 06:45 AM IST
Arvind Kejriwal to be in Punjab today for a day-long visit
Ahead of the upcoming Punjab assembly election, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will on Tuesday pay a one-day visit to the state. Read more
Dec 07, 2021 06:01 AM IST
PM Modi to dedicate development projects in Gorakhpur today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday dedicate multiple projects including an All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) and a fertiliser plant, to the people of Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur district. Read more
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Sri Lankan mission in Delhi sends long-serving Indian staffers on island tour
The group of Sri Lankan high commission’s long-serving staffers will visit the foreign ministry and the presidential secretariat in Colombo, and also pay homage at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy.
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 07:13 PM IST
India successfully test-fires VL-SRSAM off Odisha coast
The VL-SRSAM, indigenously designed and developed by DRDO for the Indian Navy, is meant for neutralising various aerial threats at close ranges, including sea-skimming targets.
Published on Dec 07, 2021 06:42 PM IST
‘Gandhi or Godse’s India?’ Mufti says no lawyer to defend Kashmiri students
- Speaking about the arrest of three Kashmiri students in October for allegedly cheering for Pakistan during a T20 World Cup match, Mehbooba Mufti said there was a time in former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s regime when Indians cheered for Pakistan and vice-versa during such games.
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 06:40 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
‘Notices sent to wrong address’: Gauhati HC cancels foreigners’ tribunal order
Silchar resident Jantu Das approached the Gauhati high court after the tribunal in 2017 notified him as a foreigner in an order delivered without hearing him. The high court found the notices were being sent to the wrong address
Published on Dec 07, 2021 06:20 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha
Illegal drugs worth ₹500 crore seized after major operation in Manipur
A team comprising Manipur policemen and Assam Rifles personnel seized illegal drugs estimated to be worth ₹500 cr from a warehouse at Moreh,a border town in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district
‘Attend parliament regularly or else change may happen’: PM Modi tells BJP MPs
The Prime Minister also said that it does not feel good to talk to fellow parliamentarians in a manner which would seem that they are children.
Published on Dec 07, 2021 04:19 PM IST
Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Nagaland civilian killings: Hornbill Festival cut short by 3 days
The Hornbill Festival, an annual ten-day cultural and tourism extravaganza in which different Naga tribes showcase their rich traditions, began on December 1
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 04:04 PM IST
No infiltration case reported along China-Bhutan border, Parliament told
Member of Parliament Chirag Paswan asked questions on several cases of infiltration that have come to light in bordering areas during the last three years and the action taken by the Government in this regard.
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 03:24 PM IST
Nagaland lawmaker KG Kenye slams Afspa, compares it with ‘licence to kill’
His remarks came in the aftermath of the killings of 14 civilians in Nagaland over the weekend during a botched counter-insurgency army operation and subsequent violence
Published on Dec 07, 2021 03:20 PM IST
Should hand over white structure in Mathura to Hindus: UP minister
In provocative remarks on Monday, he said while the court had resolved the Ayodhya issue, the “white structures” in Varanasi and Mathura hurt Hindus.
Published on Dec 07, 2021 03:10 PM IST
Omicron threat has potential to derail domestic aviation recovery: ICRA
The threat posed by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has the potential to derail the recovery of the domestic aviation sector if it sparks a fresh round of curbs, research conducted by ICRA said
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 03:30 PM IST