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  • Nov 30, 2021 08:34 PM IST

    No Inner Line Permit/ RAP/ PAP passes likely to be issued to foreign nationals visiting Sikkim: State govt

    No Inner Line Permit/ RAP/ PAP passes may be issued to foreign nationals visiting Sikkim: Home Department, Government of Sikkim

  • Nov 30, 2021 08:14 PM IST

    6 passengers from South Africa, other ‘high-risk nation’ tested positive for Covid-19, reports ANI citing Maha’s public health dept

    “There are 6 passengers who arrived from South Africa or other high-risk countries and tested positive for Covid-19; one each in Mumbai Corporation, Kalyan-Dombivali Corporation, Meera-Bhayandar Corporation & Pune; two from Nigeria in Pimpri-Chinchwad corporation,” news agency ANI quoted Maharashtra’s public health department as saying,

    All the samples have been sent for genomic sequencing and their contact tracing exercise is underway. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 07:47 PM IST

    Formal sector has emerged well from Covid-19 crisis: Chief economic advisor

    Chief economic advisor, Dr Krishnamurthy Subramanian, on Tuesday said that the formal sector has emerged well from Covid-19 crisis. 

    “Financial sector has emerged stronger & manufacturing sector shows that India in this decade should grow,” he added.

  • Nov 30, 2021 07:12 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu extends existing restrictions in state till December 15

    The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday extended existing restrictions and relaxations in the state till December 15. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    Amit Shah to spend night near India-Pak border in Rajasthan

    Union home minister Amit Shah will spend a night near the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan on December 4, news agency ANI reported people familiar with the matter as saying.

  • Nov 30, 2021 05:58 PM IST

    Covid-19 restrictions in West Bengal to continue till December 15

    All existing Covid-19 restrictions and relaxations in West Bengal will continue till December 15. 

    All outdoor activities, including movement of people and vehicles, shall continue to remain prohibited between 11pm to 5am. Only services relating to health services, law and order and essential commodities will be exempted. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    India’s GDP grew by 8.4% in the second quarter of 2021-22

    India’s GDP grew by 8.4% in the second quarter of 2021-22, compared to a 7.4% contraction a year ago, according to government data.

  • Nov 30, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    A Zambia returnee tests positive for Covid-19 in Maharashtra, reports ANI

    A person, who had returned to Pune from Zambia on November 25, has tested positive for Covid-19, tweeted news agency ANI. His sample has been sent for genome sequencing and the report is awaited.

  • Nov 30, 2021 04:41 PM IST

    ‘Need to be prepared..’: Delhi CM Kejriwal amid omicron variant scare

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday that he held a meeting with officials over the omicron variant that has sparked widepsread concerns. “We need to be prepared as responsible governments…As far as the beds are concerned, we have prepared 30,000 oxygen beds and around 10,000 of these are ICU beds,” Arvind Kejriwal said during a press conference.

  • Nov 30, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    EU drugs agency can clear omicron shot in 4 Months if needed: Report

    The European Medicines Agency would use expedited procedures to approve new versions of the Covid-19 vaccines to address the omicron variant should the current ones prove insufficient to fight it off, reported news agency Bloomberg.

    “A lot of this work will have to go on at the company level at this stage, but I want to assure you that we’re working with the companies and with other regulators to make sure that we’re as prepared and ready as possible to deal with these consequences,” the news agency quoted Emer Cooke, the agency’s director, as telling the European Parliament on Tuesday.

  • Nov 30, 2021 03:19 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow

    The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till December 1.

  • Nov 30, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    No information on alleged meeting between Param Bir Singh & Sachin Vaze: Mumbai Police commissioner

    “We do not have any information on the alleged meeting between former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh and his former associate Sachin Vaze,” news agency ANI quoted Mumbai Police commissioner Bipin Kumar Singh as saying on Tuesday.

  • Nov 30, 2021 02:25 PM IST

    Delhi HC seeks Centre’s reply on live streaming proceedings on pleas to recognise same sex marriages

    The Delhi HC on Tuesday sought the Centre’s reply on live streaming proceedings on pleas to recognise same sex marriages under special, Hindu, and  foreign marriage law in India.

  • Nov 30, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    Centre extends existing Covid-19 guidelines till Dec 31

    The existing Covid-19 guidelines have been extended till December 31, 2021, the Union home ministry announced today. Also, in the wake of the emergence of omicron variant, the ministy has stressed on the strict compliance with the Union health ministry’s advisory on November 25. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 12:24 PM IST

    Centre says no omicron cases in India yet

    No cases of the omicron Covid-19 variant has been detected in India so far, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in Rajya Sabha during Question Hour.

  • Nov 30, 2021 11:32 AM IST

    City court cancels non-bailable warrant against ex-Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh in extortion case

    The Espalande Court in Mumbai cancelled the non-bailable warrant against former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh in the extortion case. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 10:50 AM IST

    Modi discusses govt’s Winter Session strategy with his top ministers

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting to discuss the strategy for Parliament’s Winter Session with top Union ministers including Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman.

  • Nov 30, 2021 10:40 AM IST

    Uddhav Thackeray to not meet Mamata Banerjee during her Mumbai visit due to health reasons

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray would not be meeting Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee due to health related concerns, reports ANI citing the Shiv Sena party. Banerjee is on a visit to Mumbai and was scheduled to meet with Thackeray.

  • Nov 30, 2021 10:32 AM IST

    Uttarakhand to test all attending PM Modi’s rally in state on Dec 4 for Covid-19

    The Uttarakhand state government will conduct rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 on all people who will be attending Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in the state on December 4, reports ANI. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 10:12 AM IST

    Myanmar court delays verdict in deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s incitement trial, reports AFP

    Myanmar court delayed its verdict in the incitement trial of country’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, reports AFP.

  • Nov 30, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    India reports 6,990 new Covid-19 cases, 190 deaths in 24 hours

    As many as 6,990 new Covid-19 cases and 190 deaths were reported across the country in the last 24 hours. The active caseload fell further to 100,543, the lowest in 546 days, the Union health ministry said. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 09:12 AM IST

    Union health secretary to chair review meeting with states on Omicron variant today

    Union health secretary to hold review meeting with states regarding the omicron Covid-19 variant today at 10:30am.

  • Nov 30, 2021 08:58 AM IST

    Delhi’s air quality index at 362, presently in ‘very poor’ category

    With an overall Air Quality Index of 362, the air quality in Delhi remained at the ‘very poor’ category, reports ANI citing data from the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). 

  • Nov 30, 2021 08:12 AM IST

    ‘Always condemned acts of violence, human rights violations in Syria’, says India’s permanent mission to UNGA

    India always condemned acts of violence and human rights law violations in Syria, said Pratik Mathur, counsellor in India’s permanent mission to the United Nations General Assembly, reports ANI. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 07:37 AM IST

    ‘Car makers will be asked to make engines that run on 100% bio-ethanol’: Nitin Gadkari

    Union minister Nitin Gadkari said that car makers will be asked to make engines that can run on 100% bio-ethanol, reports ANI. 

  • Nov 30, 2021 07:13 AM IST

    Karnataka govt says international passengers testing Covid negative to be in quarantine for 7 days

    Karnataka state government said that international passengers testing Covid negative on arrival in Bengaluru to be placed under seven-day quarantine and would be tested again after a week, reports ANI. 

Samples of Covid-19 positive patient from Zambia sent for genome sequencing

  • Omicron (B.1.1.529) was first reported in Botswana on November 11 this year and appeared on November 14 in South Africa.

Omicron (B.1.1.529) was first reported in Botswana on November 11 this year and appeared on November 14 in South Africa.(Unsplash / Representational Image)

Omicron (B.1.1.529) was first reported in Botswana on November 11 this year and appeared on November 14 in South Africa.(Unsplash / Representational Image)

Updated on Nov 30, 2021 07:24 PM IST

Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru

Admiral R Hari Kumar takes over as India’s navy chief

Kumar has taken charge of the navy at a time when the service is in the midst of several critical inductions

The officer, a gunnery specialist, was commissioned into the navy in January 1983 (Indian Navy)

The officer, a gunnery specialist, was commissioned into the navy in January 1983 (Indian Navy)

Updated on Nov 30, 2021 06:34 PM IST

Vijay Mallya contempt case to be dealt with finally on Jan 18: Supreme Court

Vijay Mallya is in the UK since March 2016. He is on bail on an extradition warrant executed three years ago by Scotland Yard on April 18, 2017.

Vijay Mallya is wanted in India over fraud and money laundering charges in relation to loans taken out by his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines.(AP File Photo)

Vijay Mallya is wanted in India over fraud and money laundering charges in relation to loans taken out by his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines.(AP File Photo)

Published on Nov 30, 2021 06:29 PM IST

Chennai remains waterlogged after record rainfall in past few days

  • This November has been one of the wettest for Chennai as the city logged a record 882.4mm rainfall till November 28. The all-time record of November rain in Chennai was recorded in 1918 when 1088.4 mm of rain was logged.

A person walks through waterlogged street in Chennai's Ashok Nagar area. (ANI photo)

A person walks through waterlogged street in Chennai’s Ashok Nagar area. (ANI photo)

Published on Nov 30, 2021 06:26 PM IST

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Northeast witnessed 187 insurgency-related incidents till Nov 15, Lok Sabha told

  • Insurgency-related incidents in the northeastern region decreased in the past decade, but earlier this month terrorists from the Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) ambushed an Assam Rifles convoy near the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur. 

A vehicle from an Assam Rifles convoy which was ambushed by militants, in Churachandpur district. (PTI Photo)

A vehicle from an Assam Rifles convoy which was ambushed by militants, in Churachandpur district. (PTI Photo)

Published on Nov 30, 2021 05:28 PM IST

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Piyush Goyal defends suspension of 12 MPs, demands apology

Union minister Piyush Goyal asked the suspended Rajya Sabha members to apologise to the country, the House, and the chair over their conduct

Union minister Piyush Goyal has asked the suspended Rajya Sabha members to apologise to the country, the House, and the chair over their conduct. (ANI/File)

Union minister Piyush Goyal has asked the suspended Rajya Sabha members to apologise to the country, the House, and the chair over their conduct. (ANI/File)

Published on Nov 30, 2021 05:14 PM IST

News updates from HT: Sitharaman says cryptocurrency a grey area

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that the Centre would introduce a Bill on cryptocurrency as soon as the Cabinet approves it.(Reuters File)

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that the Centre would introduce a Bill on cryptocurrency as soon as the Cabinet approves it.(Reuters File)

Published on Nov 30, 2021 05:13 PM IST

Sharp rise in number of drug abuse and alcohol-related suicides last year: Rai

The number of suicides resulting from drug abuse and alcoholism saw a sharp spike last year over previous years, minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai told the Parliament on Tuesday

A file photo of union minister for home affairs Nityanand Rai in Ranchi, India. (Hindustan Times)

A file photo of union minister for home affairs Nityanand Rai in Ranchi, India. (Hindustan Times)

Published on Nov 30, 2021 05:07 PM IST

Liquor bottles found in Bihar Assembly premises. Nitish vows to order probe

The Bihar chief minister, who also holds the portfolio for home affairs, informed the House that serious note has been taken of the incident and those responsible for the lapse would face stern punishment.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (File Photo / ANI)

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (File Photo / ANI)

Published on Nov 30, 2021 05:07 PM IST

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Cyclone Jawad likely to impact east coast on December 4

A low-pressure area over south Thailand and the neighbourhood on Tuesday morning was likely to emerge into the Andaman Sea during the next 12 hours

A low-pressure area over south Thailand and the neighbourhood is likely to intensify into the cyclonic storm Jawad over the central Bay of Bengal in the next 2-3 days (AFP Photo/File/Representative use)

A low-pressure area over south Thailand and the neighbourhood is likely to intensify into the cyclonic storm Jawad over the central Bay of Bengal in the next 2-3 days (AFP Photo/File/Representative use)

Updated on Nov 30, 2021 04:41 PM IST

‘Who let the booze in’, asks Tejashwi; alleges Nitish’s ‘liquor mafia nexus’

  • Yadav also alleged that a liquor bottle was found inside the Bihar Assembly, seeking an apology from Nitish Kumar for the ‘scandal’.

Yadav also alleged that a liquor bottle was found inside the Bihar Assembly, seeking an apology from Nitish Kumar for the 'scandal'. (HT file photo/Parwaz Khan)

Yadav also alleged that a liquor bottle was found inside the Bihar Assembly, seeking an apology from Nitish Kumar for the ‘scandal’. (HT file photo/Parwaz Khan)

Updated on Nov 30, 2021 04:28 PM IST

Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Judge helps Dalit student get admission by paying her fee

Advocates Survesh Kumar Dubey and Samta Rao volunteered to assist Sanskriti Ranjan as she could not arrange a lawyer to represent her after she moved the court

The court directed the Indian Institute of Technology at BHU to admit her and volunteered to pay her fee. (HT Photo)

The court directed the Indian Institute of Technology at BHU to admit her and volunteered to pay her fee. (HT Photo)

Published on Nov 30, 2021 03:49 PM IST

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