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Updated on Jan 15, 2022 07:36 PM IST

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  • Jan 15, 2022 07:36 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu logs 23,989 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths today

    Tamil Nadu on Friday reported as many as 23,989 new cases and 11 fresh deaths due to Covid-19. The active caseload of the southern state stands at 1,31,007.

  • Jan 15, 2022 07:03 PM IST

    Mumbai records 10,661 new cases and 11 deaths in 24 hours

    Mumbai on Saturday reported yet another decline in its single-day Covid-19 tally with as many as 10,661 new cases. A total of 11 deaths due to the disease were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the bulletin data by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

  • Jan 15, 2022 06:50 PM IST

    Virat Kohli steps down as India’s test captain

    Virat Kohli has stepped down as Indian cricket team’s test captain.

  • Jan 15, 2022 06:35 PM IST

    Normal trains operations resumed at Bengal train accident site

    Normal train operations resumed at Bengal accident site on Saturday, CPRO of Northern Railway Frontier Gurmeet Kaur said. One goods train and one passenger train – an Assam-bound Rajdhani Express have already passed the affected section, she added.

  • Jan 15, 2022 05:45 PM IST

    Delhi reports 20,718 new Covid-19 cases, 30 deaths in last 24 hours

    Delhi logs 20,718 new Covid-19 cases, 30 deaths in last 24 hours, according to health bulletin data.

  • Jan 15, 2022 05:25 PM IST

    EC bans political rallies and roadshows in poll-bound states till Jan 22

    In a fresh order, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has further banned physical rallies and roadshows for political purposes in all poll-bound states till January 22. Read more here.

  • Jan 15, 2022 04:58 PM IST

    Assam to ban unvaccinated from entry to public places starting tomorrow

    Assam chief minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that unvaccinated people will not be allowed to enter public places such as hotels and markets, among others, starting tomorrow (January 16). “There is no situation of a lockdown in Assam yet, but wearing a mask is a must,” he was quoted as saying by ANI. Read more here.

  • Jan 15, 2022 04:31 PM IST

    U’khand CM to contest polls from Khatima constituency

    Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said on Saturday that he will contest the upcoming assembly elections from the Khatima constituency. “We all are together and ready to contest polls. This time, we have given a slogan ‘Abki Baar 60 Paar’. The candidates’ list will be announced soon,” he told ANI.

  • Jan 15, 2022 03:44 PM IST

    West Bengal extends Covid-19 restrictions till January 31

    West Bengal has extended Covid-19 restrictions till January 31 but has permitted fairs on open grounds in a ‘very restricted manner’. Read more here.

  • Jan 15, 2022 03:42 PM IST

    R-Day parade meaningless if we don’t have Netaji tableau: Netaji’s grandnephew

    Netaji’s grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose said on Saturday that in order to “really honour” Subhash Chandra Bose, “one should understand his ideology and implement it.” “Today divisive politics is tearing the nation apart. The Republic Day parade will be meaningless if we don’t have a Netaji tableau in it,” he told ANI.

  • Jan 15, 2022 02:57 PM IST

    Bengal civic body polls deferred over Covid concerns

    The Civic body polls in West Bengal have been deferred owing to the current Covid-19 scenario, elections will now take place on February 12 instead of January 22. The counting of the voters will take place on February 15.

  • Jan 15, 2022 02:31 PM IST

    Cong releases first list of 86 candidates for Punjab Assembly elections.

    Congress releases first list of 86 candidates for Punjab Assembly elections. Chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi will contest from Chamkaur Sahib SC while party’s state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will contest from Amritsar East.

  • Jan 15, 2022 02:30 PM IST

    Two, including SBI official, held from Maharashtra in bribery case

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two accused including a State bank of India (SBI) official from Maharashtra in link with a bribery case where the accused had demanded a bribe of 20,000 for processing and sanctioning of a top-up loan, ANI reported.

  • Jan 15, 2022 01:49 PM IST

    Yogi can stay back in Gorakhpur: Akhilesh Yadav takes dig at UP CM’s nomination

    Akhilesh Yadav, starting his press conference in Lucknow, takes a swipe at the chief minister Yogi Adityanath and says, “Now that he is contesting Gorakhpur City seat, he can stay back in Gorakhpur”.

    “SP will go to people with progressive politics, progressive manifesto,” he adds.

  • Jan 15, 2022 01:34 PM IST

    Lucknow Police pastes notice outside SP office for violation of Model Code of Conduct

    Ahead of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s press briefing today, Lucknow Police put up a notice outside SP office stating violation of Model Code of Conduct, Section 144, COVID protocols by the party yesterday, January 14.

    “I appeal to the leaders party workers to abide by EC guidelines, Covid protocols whenever they come to the office…I have also heard that a notice was also put up at our office today,” SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said.

  • Jan 15, 2022 01:22 PM IST

    UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath to contest from Gorakhpur, Dy CM Keshav Maurya from Sirathu

    Gorakhpur is a familiar political turf for chief minister Yogi Adityanath from where he was elected unopposed for 5 consecutive terms and from where he draws his other identity as head priest of Gorakhnath Mutt.

    Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to contest from Sirathu assembly segment. Read more

  • Jan 15, 2022 01:04 PM IST

    Union minister announces BJP’s candidate list for UP polls, CM Yogi to contest from Gorakhpur

    “We are releasing list of candidates on 57/58 seats in first phase and 38/55 in second phase,” announces BJP leader & Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

    Chief minister Yogi Adityanath to contest from Gorakhpur seat. 

  • Jan 15, 2022 12:51 PM IST

    Study shows evidence of early community transmission of Omicron in Delhi, reports ANI

    Department of Clinical Virology at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi has found evidence of early community transmission of Omicron (B1.1.529) in the national capital.

  • Jan 15, 2022 12:13 PM IST

    Start-ups will be backbone of new India: PM Modi

    Start-ups are going to be the backbone of new India. When India completes 100 years of independence, start-ups will have an important role. Country’s innovators are making the country proud globally, PM Modi said.

  • Jan 15, 2022 12:04 PM IST

    January 16 to be celebrated as ‘National Start-up Day’, says PM Modi

    January 16 to be celebrated as ‘National Start-up Day’, says Prime Minister Modi at interaction with start-ups, today.

  • Jan 15, 2022 11:52 AM IST

    Republic Day celebrations to begin from January 23 every year, reports ANI

    Republic Day Celebrations will now begin every year from 23rd January instead of 24th January to include the birth anniversary of Subash Chandra Bose, news agency ANI reported, citing government sources.

  • Jan 15, 2022 11:50 AM IST

    BSP chief Mayawati releases first list of candidates for UP assembly elections

    BSP supremo Mayavati released the first list of candidates for UP assembly election. She also released 17th edition of parties blue book on her 66th birthday at BSP party office in Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India on Saturday.

  • Jan 15, 2022 11:13 AM IST

    Akhilesh Yadav doesn’t want Dalits, just the vote bank: Bhim Army chief

    After all the discussions, in the end, I felt that Akhilesh Yadav does not want Dalits in this alliance, he just wants Dalit vote bank. He humiliated the people of Bahujan Samaj, I tried for 1 month 3 days but the alliance could not happen, said Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad.

  • Jan 15, 2022 09:42 AM IST

    India reports 268,833 new Covid cases, 402 deaths in last 24 hours; active caseload over 14 lakh

    India on Saturday reported 268,833 fresh Covid-19 cases and 402 deaths in last 24 hours, taking the active caseload to 14,17,820. The cumulative total for infections stand at 36,850,962, the Union health ministry stated.

    There are a total of 6,041 confirmed cases of Omicron.

     

  • Jan 15, 2022 08:52 AM IST

    J&K admin extends Covid-19 restrictions, weekend curfew

    Restrictions imposed in Jammu & Kashmir shall continue to remain in force till further orders. There shall be complete restriction on non-essential movement during weekends; night curfew to remain in force from 9 pm-6 am with complete restriction on non-essential movement, it said.

  • Jan 15, 2022 08:31 AM IST

    Watch: Jallikattu competition underway in Tamil Nadu

  • Jan 15, 2022 07:27 AM IST

    PM Modi to interact with startups today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with startups today at 10:30 am via video conferencing; startups to make presentations before PM on six themes including Growing from Roots; Nudging the DNA; From Local to Global etc.

  • Jan 15, 2022 06:51 AM IST

    Chief of Army Staff Gen Naravane extends greetings on Army Day

    Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane conveys felicitations and warm wishes to All Ranks of the Indian Army, veterans and their Families on the occasion of 74th Army Day.

  • Jan 15, 2022 06:38 AM IST

    People visit Sabarimala temple for Makaravilakku festival

  • Jan 15, 2022 06:08 AM IST

    Intel agencies suspect Russia’s ground invasion of Ukraine in next 30 days: White House

    Intelligence agencies monitoring Russian cyber operations against Ukraine believe Russia’s pattern of activity could signal a ground invasion of Ukraine within the next 30 days, the White House said on Friday.

  • Jan 15, 2022 06:05 AM IST

    Media reports on  ‘significant undercount’ of Covid-19 deaths ‘baseless, misleading’, says Centre

    The central government on Friday refuted media reports alleging a “significant undercount” of COVID-19 deaths in the first two waves in India, saying that these are baseless, misleading and ill-informed.

    “It is clarified that such media reports are fallacious and ill-informed. They are not based on facts and are mischievous in nature. India has a very robust system of birth and death reporting which is based on a Statute and is carried out regularly from the Gram Panchayat level to the District-level and State level. The whole exercise is carried out under the overall oversight of the Registrar General of India (RGI),” the ministry of health and family welfare said.


Four dies, two fall critically sick in a suspected hooch tragedy in Nalanda

Bihar BJP chief and West Champaran MP Sanjay Jaiswal batted for the review of the state’ liquor prohibition law, saying that the legislation may be well intentioned but its implementation has brought shame to the state.



This is the seventh incident of hooch in Bihar in which more than 40 persons have died allegedly due to the intake of spurious liquor in the last six months, even as the state has been under total prohibition regime since April, 2016. (Representational Image)
This is the seventh incident of hooch in Bihar in which more than 40 persons have died allegedly due to the intake of spurious liquor in the last six months, even as the state has been under total prohibition regime since April, 2016. (Representational Image)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 07:31 PM IST


Normal train operations resume at West Bengal train accident site after two days

  • At least 12 coaches of the Guwahati-bound train, which originated in Bikaner, derailed in the Alipurduar section in West Bengal at 5pm on Thursday (January 13). At least nine people were killed while 36 others left injured due to the accident.


The Bikaner-Guwahati Express originated from Bikaner in Rajasthan and was heading to Guwahati in Assam via Patna.(PTI)
The Bikaner-Guwahati Express originated from Bikaner in Rajasthan and was heading to Guwahati in Assam via Patna.(PTI)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 07:31 PM IST

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi


Mumbai Covid cases dip, 10,661 fresh infections in last 24 hours

11 deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours. 54,558 tests have been conducted.



A health worker collects a swab sample for RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) of an arriving passenger at a railway station in Mumbai. (AFP)
A health worker collects a swab sample for RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) of an arriving passenger at a railway station in Mumbai. (AFP)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 07:05 PM IST


‘No. 1 in development’: Union minister says Yogi made UP riot-free state

Expressing confidence in retaining power with a big majority, Pradhan released the list of candidates and said “The UP which was once known as BIMARU state, today the same UP has emerged as number-1 in the form of development in the country.”



Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 06:40 PM IST


India, Sri Lanka review progress in extending loans worth $1.5 bn

Sri Lanka has been grappling with a severe debt and foreign exchange crisis, which has been exacerbated by a downturn in tourist arrivals because of the Covid-19 pandemic.



A virtual meeting was held between external affairs minister S Jaishankar and Sri Lankan finance minister Basil Rajapaksa on Saturday. (via REUTERS)
A virtual meeting was held between external affairs minister S Jaishankar and Sri Lankan finance minister Basil Rajapaksa on Saturday. (via REUTERS)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 05:48 PM IST


Community transmission of Omicron in Delhi: What this new study claims

Samples of Covid positive patients were taken between November 25 and December 23 from five districts of Delhi. The researchers identified clusters to find out how Omicron spread and then confirmed eventual community transmission. 



Delhi is under weekend lockdown starting from last week amid the sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases. (AP)
Delhi is under weekend lockdown starting from last week amid the sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases. (AP)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 05:13 PM IST


Assam: For the unvaccinated, no entry to public places from tomorrow

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that while there is no need for a Covid-19-necessitated lockdown in the state as of yet, following all requisite protocols – including the wearing of masks – is mandatory.



Guwahati: People not adhering to social distancing norms visit the Assam Book Fair at AEI playground at Chandmari (PTI / File Photo)
Guwahati: People not adhering to social distancing norms visit the Assam Book Fair at AEI playground at Chandmari (PTI / File Photo)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 05:04 PM IST

Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi


Nagaland civilian killings: Tribal body extends ultimatum to govt till Jan 25

The Konyak organisations said they have also resolved that all designated Army camps in Mon district, located within civilian areas, should be relocated.



File photo of a mass rally in Kohima with the demand of repealing Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFPSA), 1958 after the Oting civilian killing in Nagaland. (ANI)
File photo of a mass rally in Kohima with the demand of repealing Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFPSA), 1958 after the Oting civilian killing in Nagaland. (ANI)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 04:20 PM IST


Alwar rape case: Priyanka Gandhi speaks to family of the victim, promises help

Alwar incident is condemnable and after talking to the Rajasthan government, she will ensure that the culprits will get the strictest punishment and justice is served to the victim’s family, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said



Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.(HT_PRINT)
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.(HT_PRINT)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 04:11 PM IST


Amid rising Covid cases, civic body polls in Bengal deferred to Feb 12 

Notably, the civic body polls in Bidhannagar, Asansol, Siliguri, and Chandannagar were originally scheduled to be held on January 22.



No new decisions have been taken regarding electioneering rules. (File Photo)
No new decisions have been taken regarding electioneering rules. (File Photo)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 03:47 PM IST

Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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