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Dec 16, 2021 07:43 PM IST
2022 Goa polls: Congress announces first list of candidates
Congress announces first list, naming eight candidates, for next year’s for Goa assembly polls, former CM Digambar Kamat to contest from Margao.
Dec 16, 2021 07:36 PM IST
2 new treatments against Covid-19: EU medicines agency
European Union’s medicines agency recommends two new treatments against Covid-19.
Dec 16, 2021 07:03 PM IST
Punjab assembly polls 2022: ECI team meets political parties
A team of Election Commission of India meets political parties in Punjab ahead of next year’s assembly elections in the state. “ECI reviewed overall poll preparedness with district election officers/deputy commissioners, among others,” says poll panel chief Girish Chandra.
Dec 16, 2021 06:23 PM IST
Delhi logs 85 new Covid-19 cases, zero deaths
Delhi reports 85 new Covid-19 cases, 0 deaths and 38 recoveries. Total tally rises to 1,441,935 including 1,416,360 including 25,100 deaths and 475 active cases.
Dec 16, 2021 05:57 PM IST
Extortion case: Mumbai Police arrest absconding accused
Mumbai Police arrest Vinay Singh, an absconding accused in the extortion case involving former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Dec 16, 2021 05:17 PM IST
GST: Centre lowers rate on ethanol to 5%
Union government lowers GST rate to 5% from 18% on ethanol meant for blending under the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme.
Dec 16, 2021 04:46 PM IST
Foreign minister of Tajikistan to visit India on December 18: MEA
Foreign Affairs Minister of Tajikistan will be on an official visit to India from December 18-20. He will meet EAM Dr. S Jaishankar on December 18. They will discuss bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest: Ministry of External Affairs
Dec 16, 2021 04:05 PM IST
Terrorists killed in Kulgam encounter identified
The two terrorists neutralised by security forces in Kulgam have been identified as Amir Bashir Dar and Adil Yousuf Shan. Incriminating materials, arms as ammunition including 2 pistols, 2 magazines, 7 pistol rounds and 1 grenade were recovered from their possession: Jammu and Kashmir Police
Dec 16, 2021 03:30 PM IST
Mortal remains of Group Captain Varun Singh brought to Bhopal
Mortal remains of IAF’s Group Captain Varun Singh brought to Bhopal, a day after he breathed his last at Bengaluru’s Air Force Command Hospital.
Dec 16, 2021 02:51 PM IST
PM Modi to lay foundation of Ganga Expressway on December 18
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone of 594 km long Ganga Expressway in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh on December 18: Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)
Dec 16, 2021 02:13 PM IST
Over 1100 fresh Covid-19 deaths in Russia
Russia reports 1133 more deaths due to Covid-19.
Dec 16, 2021 01:27 PM IST
Delhi adds 4 more cases of Omicron variant, India tally climbs to 77
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said on Thursday that four more cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have been reported in the national capital, taking the tally to 10.
Dec 16, 2021 10:40 AM IST
PM Modi to participate in reception ceremony of ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaals’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is at National War Memorial to participate in homage and reception ceremony of ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaals’ at the War Memorial.
Dec 16, 2021 09:02 AM IST
More than 370,000 cases of crimes against women reported in 2020, says govt
A total of 371,503 cases of crimes against women were registered across the country last year, the government told the Parliament on Wednesday, citing data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Read More
Dec 16, 2021 08:21 AM IST
12 fresh Omicron cases take national tally to 73
A total of 12 new cases of the Omicron variant of Sars-Cov-2 were reported across India on Wednesday – four each in Maharashtra and Kerala, two in Telangana, and one each in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal – as the national tally of the heavily mutated variant continued to swell.
Dec 16, 2021 07:27 AM IST
2 terrorists killed in Kulgam encounter by security forces
Two terrorists killed during operation in Redwani area of Kulgam district, Jammu and Kashmir. The operation was launched by Police and Army last night. The searches are still underway, said police.
Dec 16, 2021 06:42 AM IST
Delhi’s Air Quality Index remains in ‘very poor’ category
Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) is presently at 337 (overall) in the ‘very poor’ category, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)-India.
Dec 16, 2021 05:57 AM IST
PM Modi to address farmers today on natural farming
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address farmers, scientists across the country during the valedictory session of the ongoing National Summit on Agro and Food Processing on Monday. The three-day summit is being held in Gujarat and it was organised to bring in a focus on natural farming and make farmers aware of its benefits.
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Shouldn’t dismiss Omicron as mild, warns WHO official as variant spreads rapidly
- The WHO official stressed that the overall threat posed by the new variant of concern depends on the transmissibility, immune escape ability and virulence of the strain.
Published on Dec 16, 2021 07:26 PM IST
Better waste management can reduce air pollution load during Delhi’s winter
The national capital’s shortcomings in its waste collection and pollution crisis are intrinsically linked and the connection becomes much more visible as temperatures drop and the wind speed slows down
Updated on Dec 16, 2021 07:23 PM IST
VHP demands complete ban on Tablighi Jamaat, crackdown on Darul Uloom Deoband
The saffron outfit also demanded that the Nizamuddin Markaz building in Delhi and the bank accounts associated with it should be sealed, and its “economic sources and resources” should be found out and plugged.
Published on Dec 16, 2021 06:47 PM IST
Road accident database to be rolled out in all states: Govt tells Parliament
- The Integrated Road Accident Database (IRAD) was till now rolled out in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Meghalaya, Kerala, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, among seven other states.
Published on Dec 16, 2021 06:44 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
As farm protests end, the two men Delhi Police wanted, but could never catch
There were two prominent faces of the protest, named in multiple police files, but could never be arrested: Lakha Sidhana and Jugraj Singh
Updated on Dec 16, 2021 07:05 PM IST
Homecoming: India’s mission to bring back its lost artefacts
The repatriation of antiquities to India has seen been upscaled by several folds in the past few years
Updated on Dec 16, 2021 06:14 PM IST
Jharkhand shooting champion dies by suicide in Bengal; fourth Indian shooter in four months
Layak suffered a setback in October when she was disqualified for the national championship at the G V Mavalankar pre-national event on charges of tampering the target, her coach, former Olympian and Arjuna awardee Joydeep Karmakar, told HT.
Published on Dec 16, 2021 06:01 PM IST
When AIIMS had confirmed Sheena Bora was strangled to death
In 2015, AIIMS forensic team had confirmed that Sheena Bora died of strangulation and there was no sign of bone fracture in the burnt skeleton that was exhumed three years after the murder.
Published on Dec 16, 2021 05:48 PM IST
Sheena Bora is alive, claims Indrani Mukerjea; urges CBI to probe the claim
A CBI officer rejected Indrani Mukerjea’s stunning claim that Sheena Bora, the 25-year-old daughter she is accused of killing is alive. The officer said the DNA analysis of recovered femur bones and cervical bones exhumed in 2015 concluded that Indrani was the biological mother of the dead woman.
Published on Dec 16, 2021 05:47 PM IST
India, Taiwan in talks on semiconductor hub, free trade and investment pacts
Both sides are eyeing the possibility of one of Taiwan’s semiconductor giants, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), setting up a facility in India.
Updated on Dec 16, 2021 05:33 PM IST
Parents want schools to be shut only if many Omicron cases found in area: Survey
- The survey took the inputs of more than 10,000 parents from over 332 districts of India, with 61 per cent of them being men and 39 per cent being women.
Updated on Dec 16, 2021 05:29 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi