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Updated on Dec 12, 2021 09:38 PM IST

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  • Dec 12, 2021 09:37 PM IST

    Actress arrested in Mumbai for assaulting minor, says police

    A 25-year- old actress arrested by Versova Police for assaulting a minor house-help for delay in work. As per the victim, the accused beat her up with sandals: Mumbai Police

  • Dec 12, 2021 08:41 PM IST

    704 new Covid-19 cases and 16 deaths in Maharashtra

    Maharashtra logs 704 new Covid-19 cases, 699 recoveries and 16 deaths. Total tally rises to 6,643,883 including 6,492,504 recoveries and 141,259 fatalities.

  • Dec 12, 2021 07:59 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee arrives in Goa

    West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee arrives in Goa for 2-day visit, on December 13 and 14.

  • Dec 12, 2021 07:23 PM IST

    Trains running late at Mumbai’s Dahisar station

    Due to technical reasons up and down trains on both slow and fast lines are running late by 10-15 minutes at Dahisar station: Western Railway

  • Dec 12, 2021 06:51 PM IST

    Kerala’s first Omicron case reported from Kochi

    First case of Omicron reported in Kochi, Kerala. The concerned returned from the UK to Kochi on December 6. He tested Covid-19 positive on December 8: Veena George, Kerala health minister

  • Dec 12, 2021 06:28 PM IST

    Kerala: 3777 new Covid-19 cases and 34 deaths

    Kerala logs 3777 new Covid-19 cases, 3856 recoveries and 34 deaths. Active cases at 38,361 while toll rises to 42,967.

  • Dec 12, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    IAF chopper crash: Tributes paid to Havildar Satpal Rai

    Military personnel pay tribute to Havaldar Satpal Rai at 158 Base Hospital in West Bengal’s Bagdogra.

  • Dec 12, 2021 05:36 PM IST

    ‘We organise meetings wherever people call us’: Rakesh Tikait

    We organise meetings wherever people call us and is required. We are going to Wardha, Maharashtra on December 19 and to Tamil Nadu on December 17: Rakesh Tikait, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson and Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) leader

  • Dec 12, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    Police identify terrorist killed in J&K encounter

    The terrorist killed in today’s Awantipora encounter has been identified as Sameer Ahmad Tantray. He had links with the JeM and was part of groups involved in several terror crime cases. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered: Jammu and Kashmir Police

  • Dec 12, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    IAF chopper crash: Lt Col Harjinder Singh cremated in Delhi

    Last rites of Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh, staff officer to late CDS General Bipin Rawat, held with full military honours in Delhi’s Brar Square.

  • Dec 12, 2021 03:49 PM IST

    Nagpur reports its first Omicron case

    Nagpur’s first case of Omicron found in a 40-year-old man, says municipal commissioner Radhakrishnan B.

  • Dec 12, 2021 03:31 PM IST

    Farmers protest: Traffic restored at Tikri border

    Traffic restored on both carriageways of Delhi-Haryana Tikri border as farmers leave after suspension of their agitation.

  • Dec 12, 2021 02:59 PM IST

    3 ‘suspected cases’ of Omicron in Pakistan

    Pakistan’s National Institute of Health (NIH) has said it is analysing three ‘suspected cases’ of the Omicron Covid-19 variant. The sample results will be received by Monday, an NIH official said.

  • Dec 12, 2021 02:18 PM IST

    IAF chopper crash: MP govt announces financial aid for Lance Naik’s kin

    We are proud that Naik Jitendra Kumar was born in Madhya Pradesh. He was a very brave soldier. His family is my family now. We will give Rs.1 crore to his family and his daughter Sunita will get a job. The village school will be named after him: Shivraj Singh Chouhan, chief minister

  • Dec 12, 2021 01:44 PM IST

    India’s Omicron tally climbs to 36, latest case of variant reported from Karnataka

    Third case of Omicron detected in Karnataka. A 34-year-old returnee from South Africa has tested positive. He is isolated & being treated in a govt hospital. 5 primary and 15 secondary contacts traced and their samples sent for testing: Karnataka Health Minister Dr Sudhakar K

  • Dec 12, 2021 12:47 PM IST

    ‘Careful while chasing high returns’: RBI Governor to depositors

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das cautioned depositors to be careful while chasing high returns as it comes with higher risk.

    Das said high returns come with higher risk, so depositors should be discerning enough while chasing returns. He was speaking at the ‘Depositors First: Guaranteed Time-bound Deposit Insurance Payment up to 5 lakh.’ 

  • Dec 12, 2021 12:21 PM IST

    National Omicron tally climbs to 35

    After Chandigarh, Andhra Pradesh records first case of Omicron variant. WIth this the national tally has climbed to 35.

  • Dec 12, 2021 12:09 PM IST

    20-year-old man from Italy tests positive for Omicron: Chandigarh health department

    A 20-year-old man from Italy, who landed in India on Nov 22 and was diagnosed with Covid on December 1, has tested positive for Omicron variant. He is fully vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine. He has been tested for Covid-19 again today and the report is awaited, news agency ANI reported  citing Chandigarh health department.

  • Dec 12, 2021 11:44 AM IST

    UK, French foreign ministers discuss ‘challenging aggressors like Russia’

    UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Saturday discussed international and bilateral issues with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Liverpool, during the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting. 

  • Dec 12, 2021 11:07 AM IST

    Late CDS General Bipin Rawat’s pre-recorded message played at an event in Delhi

    Late CDS General Bipin Rawat’s pre-recorded message played at an event on the occasion ‘Swarnim Vijay Parv’ inaugurated today at India Gate lawns in Delhi. This message was recorded on December 7.

  • Dec 12, 2021 10:34 AM IST

    Very happy to seen Bangladesh on path of development: Rajnath Singh

    India has contributed to the establishment of democracy in Bangladesh. Today we are very happy that in the last 50 years Bangladesh has progressed on the path of development, says Union minister of defence Rajnath Singh at inaugural ceremony of ‘Swarnim Vijay Parv’ in Delhi

  • Dec 12, 2021 09:22 AM IST

    India reports 7,774 Covid-19 infections in last 24 hours

    India continues downward trend in daily Covid-19 tally with 7,774 infections. Active cases decline to 92,281. 

  • Dec 12, 2021 09:15 AM IST

    ‘No signs of any other impact’: Twitter after PM Modi’s account is ‘briefly compromised’

    We have 24×7 open lines of communication with the PM’s Office and our teams took necessary steps to secure the compromised account as soon as we became aware of this activity. Our probe revealed that there’re no signs of any other impacted accounts at this time: Twitter spokesperson

  • Dec 12, 2021 08:45 AM IST

    Omicron cases in India: Maharashtra has highest number, Delhi adds another

    Omicron cases in India have risen to 33 with Maharastra reporting the highest number of infections of the latest variant of the coronavirus. Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Karnataka have also reported cases of the new coronavirus variant, according to local officials. Read More

  • Dec 12, 2021 07:48 AM IST

    One terrorist killed in ongoing encounter in Awantipora

    One terrorist neutralized in an ongoing encounter between security forces and terrorists in Baragam area of Awantipora, says IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar.

  • Dec 12, 2021 07:41 AM IST

    Encounter breaks out between terrorists and security forces in Awantipora town of J-K

    Encounter has started at Baragam area of Awantipora in Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow, tweets police. 

  • Dec 12, 2021 06:41 AM IST

    Rahul, Priyanka to address ‘decisive’ rally against inflation in Jaipur today

    Senior Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will address a rally in Rajasthan’s Jaipur on Sunday against rising prices in the country, which the opposition party has said will be “a decisive fight” against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre.

  • Dec 12, 2021 06:15 AM IST

    PM Modi’s Twitter handle ‘briefly compromised’: PMO after bitcoin link share

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter handle was “very briefly compromised” and was secured later, after a link promising a bitcoin giveaway was shared on the account, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Sunday. Read More

12-year-old daughter performs last rites of CDS’s staff officer Lt Col Harjinder Singh

The defence minister offered condolences to the lieutenant colonel’s family including his wife Major Agnes P Menezes (retd) who had attended the funerals of General Rawat, his wife Madhulika and the CDS’s defence assistant Brigadier LS Lidder at Brar Square two days ago when her own husband’s body was yet to be identified.

Family members at the funeral of of Lt Col Harjinder Singh ​who died in the helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI PHOTO.)

Family members at the funeral of of Lt Col Harjinder Singh ​who died in the helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI PHOTO.)

Published on Dec 12, 2021 09:10 PM IST

India may host leaders of 5 Central Asian states as chief guests for Republic Day 2022

The chief guest for Republic Day celebrations is chosen in keeping with India’s strategic, diplomatic and economic interests, as well as New Delhi’s relations with the concerned country. Ties with the Central Asian states have been on the upswing in recent years following the government’s focus on the region.

If the move goes ahead, it will be only the second time that the heads of state of a bloc or group of countries have been invited to the Republic Day celebrations. In 2018, the heads of the 10 countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) were the chief guests at the annual event. (Image used for representation). (REUTERS PHOTO.)

If the move goes ahead, it will be only the second time that the heads of state of a bloc or group of countries have been invited to the Republic Day celebrations. In 2018, the heads of the 10 countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) were the chief guests at the annual event. (Image used for representation). (REUTERS PHOTO.)

Published on Dec 12, 2021 08:57 PM IST

‘Party has given its elders…’: What Rahul Gandhi said about Amarinder Singh

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in his weekly editorial column wrote about his meeting with Rahul Gandhi and the discussion about the Congress – about Amarinder Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad. 

Rahul Gandhi has purportedly told Sanjay Raut that the Congress has done a lot for its elders. (ANI)

Rahul Gandhi has purportedly told Sanjay Raut that the Congress has done a lot for its elders. (ANI)

Published on Dec 12, 2021 08:37 PM IST

BJP leader welcomes Saudi Arabia’s ‘gates of terrorism’ order on Tablighi Jamaat

  • Saudi Arabia’s minister of Islamic affairs directed mosques to warn Muslims during the next Friday sermon against associating with members of Tablighi Jamaat.

Tablighi Jamaat is a transnational Sunni Islamic missionary movement that focuses on encouraging Muslims to follow the pure form of Sunni Islam.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Tablighi Jamaat is a transnational Sunni Islamic missionary movement that focuses on encouraging Muslims to follow the pure form of Sunni Islam.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Published on Dec 12, 2021 08:05 PM IST

India’s move to send medicines for Afghan kids draws praise from Taliban

Taliban deputy spokesperson Ahmadullah Wasiq tweeted in Pashto that important medical equipment would also be brought in from India and made available to hospitals.

The medicines sent by India will be handed over to the representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Kabul and will be administered at the Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital located in the capital city. (AFP PHOTO.)

The medicines sent by India will be handed over to the representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Kabul and will be administered at the Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital located in the capital city. (AFP PHOTO.)

Published on Dec 12, 2021 07:53 PM IST

21 Bangladeshi men nabbed in Kolkata after UP police come looking for trafficker

Although such arrests of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh is not uncommon in Bengal, so many people have not been held in Kolkata during a single raid in recent years, police officers said.

The 21 Bangladeshi men were arrested from a residential building in Kolkata’s Gulshan Colony after a team of officers from the anti-terrorist squad (ATS) of the Uttar Pradesh police came from Lucknow to trace Mufizul Rehman, an alleged human trafficker. (HT FILE PHOTO.)

The 21 Bangladeshi men were arrested from a residential building in Kolkata’s Gulshan Colony after a team of officers from the anti-terrorist squad (ATS) of the Uttar Pradesh police came from Lucknow to trace Mufizul Rehman, an alleged human trafficker. (HT FILE PHOTO.)

Published on Dec 12, 2021 07:08 PM IST

Kerala’s 1st Omicron patient is a UK returnee, overall tally reaches 38

The Omicron patient of Kerala had tested positive on December 8. The report of his genome sequencing has found the new variant of concern, first identified in South Africa. 

Kerala health minister Veena George confirmed the first Omicron case of the state. 

Kerala health minister Veena George confirmed the first Omicron case of the state. 

Published on Dec 12, 2021 06:58 PM IST

Owaisi slams Rahul’s ‘bring back Hindus’ speech; says, ‘secular agenda in 2021’

Congress fertilised the ground for Hindutva and now they are trying to harvest majoritarianism, Asaduddin Owaisi tweeted reacting to Rahul Gandhi’s Jaipur speech.

India belongs to people of all faith and also those who have no faith, Owaisi said after Rahul Gandhi said India is a country of Hindus and not Hindutvadis. 

India belongs to people of all faith and also those who have no faith, Owaisi said after Rahul Gandhi said India is a country of Hindus and not Hindutvadis. 

Published on Dec 12, 2021 05:36 PM IST

In last message, General Rawat paid tribute to 1971 war heroes

General Rawat, his wife Madhulika Raje Singh Rawat, the CDS’s defence assistant Brigadier LS Lidder and his staff officer Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh were among the 13 people killed in the Mi-17V5 helicopter crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

The 70-second video clip was played on Sunday at the inauguration of the Swarnim Vijay Parv at India Gate by defence minister Rajnath Singh. (SCREENGRAB.)

The 70-second video clip was played on Sunday at the inauguration of the Swarnim Vijay Parv at India Gate by defence minister Rajnath Singh. (SCREENGRAB.)

Published on Dec 12, 2021 05:34 PM IST

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