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  • Nov 11, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    Factually wrong to compare Hindutva ideology with ISIS and Jihadist Islam: Ghulam Nabi Azad

    Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said it was “factually wrong” to compare Hindutva political ideology with ISIS and Jihadist Islam. 

    Azad was referring to a passage in Salman Khurshid latest book, where he reportedly compared Hindutva with the jihadist Islam of terrorist groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram.

  • Nov 11, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    One nation, one portal to redress public grievances soon: Jitendra Singh

    Union minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said the Centre is moving towards creating ‘One Nation, One Portal’ to redress public grievances. He said efforts are being made to integrate state grievance portals with the Centre’s Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System, an online system that mainly allows filing of complaints by people against different central government departments.

  • Nov 11, 2021 07:02 PM IST

    Delhi reports 40 new Covid-19 cases, no fatality 

    Delhi has reported 40 new Covid-19 cases during the last 24 hours, the Delhi government said on Thursday. Further, 61 patients recovered from the infection while no deaths were reported for the 20th consecutive day.

  • Nov 11, 2021 06:29 PM IST

    India has not accepted China’s illegal occupation or unjustified claims: MEA

    The ministry of external affairs on Thursday said India has neither accepted the illegal occupation of Indian territory by China nor China’s unjustified claims. “China has undertaken construction activities in the past several years along the border areas, including in the areas that it has illegally occupied over decades. India has neither accepted such illegal occupation of our territory nor has it accepted the unjustified Chinese claims,” ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said. Read more

  • Nov 11, 2021 06:19 PM IST

    Rupee falls 18 paise to close at 74.52 against US dollar 

    The rupee depreciated by 18 paise to end at 74.52 (provisional) against the US currency on Thursday, as heavy selling pressure in domestic equities and a strong greenback in the overseas market weighed on investor sentiments.

  • Nov 11, 2021 05:12 PM IST

    2,000 dengue cases reported so far in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior, reports ANI citing official

    A total of around 2,000 positive cases of dengue have been reported so far in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior district, news agency ANI reported Gwalior CMHO, Dr Manish Sharma, as saying. “Our control measures have started producing results, cases are gradually coming down,” the official added.

  • Nov 11, 2021 04:42 PM IST

    Congress’s Sukhpal Singh Khaira arrested by ED on money laundering charges

    Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira was on Thursday arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on money laundering charges. According to people familiar with the development, the leader was arrested by the Delhi team of the Enforcement Directorate.

  • Nov 11, 2021 04:11 PM IST

    Former South African president FW de Klerk dies aged 85

    Former South African president FW de Klerk, who freed Nelson Mandela, dies aged 85. Read more

  • Nov 11, 2021 03:41 PM IST

    1 terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam, reports ANI

    An encounter is underway at Chawalgam area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam. According to news agency ANI, a terrorist was killed during the operation. 

    More details to follow.

  • Nov 11, 2021 03:10 PM IST

    Devendra Fadnavis’s wife Amruta sends legal notice to Nawab Malik

    Amruta Devendra Fadnavis, the wife of former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, has sent a legal notice to Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik for “tarnishing the image of her family” through his alleged defamatory tweets, reports news agency ANI.

  • Nov 11, 2021 02:14 PM IST

    Punjab assembly unanimously passes resolution against Centre’s BSF move

    The Punjab assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution against the Union government’s decision to extend the Border Security Force jurisdiction to a 50 km belt along the international border in the State, news agency ANI reported chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi as saying. “We are committed to protect Punjab and if required will approach SC in this matter,” he added. 

  • Nov 11, 2021 01:47 PM IST

    Chennai airport announces suspension of arrivals from 1:15pm to 6pm due to severe rain

    Due to severe rains and heavy crosswinds, arrivals at Chennai Airport will remain suspended from 1315 hrs to 1800 hrs, today. Departures will continue, says city Airport. 

  • Nov 11, 2021 01:18 PM IST

    Waterlogging in Chennai after overnight rainfall

    Due to overnight rainfall, there is waterlogging in parts of Chennai today. 13 subways waterlogged will be cleared, 160 fallen trees removed. In last 4 days, almost 20 lakh people given food packets in Chennai: Kumar Jayanth, Principal Secy, Revenue Dept, Tamil Nadu

  • Nov 11, 2021 01:15 PM IST

    ‘Torture, financial loss’: Malik’s son-in-law sends legal notice to Fadnavis

    Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik’s son-in-law Sameer Khan who was arrested in a drug-related case early this year and is now out on bail has sent a legal notice to BJP leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, demanding 5 crore damages for ‘mental torture, agony, financial loss and injury’ inflicted to his reputation because of Fadnavis’ statement on a television channel. Read More

  • Nov 11, 2021 12:25 PM IST

    Chennai threatened by cyclone circulation: Areas to avoid and other advisories

    Chennai, battered by incessant rain, is expected to receive more downpour as a depression in the Bay of Bengal is hurtling towards Tamil Nadu coast. The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) regional centre has said that it will cross the coast between north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh on Thursday evening. Read More

  • Nov 11, 2021 11:51 AM IST

    COP26: US, China unveil surprise deal to cooperate more on climate crisis

    China and the United States early on Thursday unveiled a surprise deal and issued a joint statement on climate cooperation, pledging they would work together to slow global warming during this decade and ensure that the Glasgow talks result in progress. Read More

  • Nov 11, 2021 11:17 AM IST

    Chennai’s Marina beach sees flooding after heavy downpour

  • Nov 11, 2021 11:00 AM IST

    Germany hits record 50,000 new Covid cases in 24 hours

    Germany hits record 50,000 new Covid cases in 24 hours, news agency AGP has reported citing local authorities.

  • Nov 11, 2021 10:49 AM IST

    Taliban must cut off umbilical cord with Pak for Afghanistan to survive

    After a day-long deliberations on Afghanistan by National Security Advisors (NSAs) of eight neighboring countries here on Wednesday, it has become quite evident that the Taliban will continue to hold the reins of power in Kabul. Read More

  • Nov 11, 2021 09:47 AM IST

    India’s daily Covid-19 tally rises to 13,091

    India’s daily Covid-19 tally saw jump on Thursday, as the country reported 13,091 cases of infection  in the last 24 hours. The cumulative tally now stands at  3,44,01,670. 

  • Nov 11, 2021 09:44 AM IST

    Amit Shah in Varanasi on Nov 12, may discuss UP polls strategy with BJP workers

    Union home minister Amit hah is expected to visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on November 12 to attend Akhil Bharatiya Rajbhasha Sammelan. The meeting is significant in view of the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh as he is considered as the architect of the BJP’s turnaround in the state. Read More

  • Nov 11, 2021 08:43 AM IST

    Encounter between Rajesh Bawania gang and police is underway in Delhi

    An encounter is underway in Delhi’s Bawana area between Rajesh Bawania gang’s associate and police, news agency ANI has reported. At least one person is being reprted to be injured in the incident. 

  • Nov 11, 2021 08:15 AM IST

    Incessant rains in Tamil Nadu

  • Nov 11, 2021 08:01 AM IST

    Devotees on the last day of Chhath puja

  • Nov 11, 2021 07:45 AM IST

    Nasa, SpaceX launch ‘Crew 3’ astronauts on flight to International Space Station

    Nasa and SpaceX, the private rocket company of Elon Musk, launched four more astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station late on Wednesday, including a veteran spacewalker and two younger crewmates chosen to join Nasa’s forthcoming lunar missions.

  • Nov 11, 2021 07:41 AM IST

    Eye on UP polls, Priyanka Gandhi to launch ‘padayatra’ in Lucknow today

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will on Thursday take out a ‘padyatra’ (foot march) across various parts of Lucknow as part of the grand old party’s ‘Pragati Yatra’ launched last month in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. Read More

  • Nov 11, 2021 07:20 AM IST

    Astronauts suit up for planned SpaceX mission to International Space Station

    The latest team of astronauts bound for the International Space Station, three from Nasa and a German crewmate, suited up for a planned liftoff atop a SpaceX rocket on Wednesday, despite rain and clouds at the Florida launch site that forecasters predicted would clear in time. Read More

  • Nov 11, 2021 07:07 AM IST

    Lower petrol prices draw Delhi commuters to NCR cities

    Petrol costs 103.97 a litre in Delhi, but only 95.51 a litre in Noida, and 95.90 a litre in Gurugram. Expectedly, petrol filling stations near the borders of the national capital have already begun losing customers to filling stations in these satellite cities that are in neighbouring states, the first in Uttar Pradesh, and the second in Haryana. Read More

  • Nov 11, 2021 06:12 AM IST

    Taliban minister Muttaqi in Islamabad for talks as Pak hosts meet on Afghanistan

    A delegation led by Taliban’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi reached Islamabad on Wednesday to hold talks with the Pakistani leadership. This is the fist visit of Afghan officials to Pakistan since the Sunni Pashtun group swept to power in Kabul. Read More

Centre takes steps to curb blending of  imported tea with Indian teas

  • The commerce ministry has started conducting surprise checks to ensure registered buyers abide by their orders

A majority of the blended teas currently available in the market is actually for re-exports(Bloomberg file photo)

A majority of the blended teas currently available in the market is actually for re-exports(Bloomberg file photo)

Published on Nov 11, 2021 08:09 PM IST

Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Centre revises guidelines for Int’l passengers arriving in India. Check details

  • Notably, the existing guidelines were reviewed in view of ramped-up Covid-19 vaccination coverage across the globe and the changing nature of the pandemic, the Union ministry of health and family welfare outlined.

Centre revises guidelines for international passengers arriving in India. Check details (Representational image)(HT)

Centre revises guidelines for international passengers arriving in India. Check details (Representational image)(HT)

Updated on Nov 11, 2021 08:07 PM IST

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

Assam CM sets Feb 2022 target for 100% vaccination against Covid-19

“First dose vaccination is around 94-95% (completed). We will complete the first dose this month and go from village to village to verify whether 100% vaccination has been done. If we complete the first dose this month, we will complete the second dose in February,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

As of 8.20pm on Wednesday (November 10), 29,490,198 doses of the vaccine, comprising 20,359,823 first doses and 9,130,375 second doses, have been administered in Assam.(AFP | Representational image)

As of 8.20pm on Wednesday (November 10), 29,490,198 doses of the vaccine, comprising 20,359,823 first doses and 9,130,375 second doses, have been administered in Assam.(AFP | Representational image)

Published on Nov 11, 2021 07:47 PM IST

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

India hopes Pakistan will allow 1,500 pilgrims to visit for Gurupurab

The planned visit by the 1,500 pilgrims for Gurupurab is covered under the 1974 bilateral protocol. The pilgrims are scheduled to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Gurdwara Panja Sahib, Gurdwara Dera Sahib, Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib and Gurdwara Sachha Sauda.

The cross-border Kartarpur Corridor was opened in 2019 to allow Indian citizens visa-free access to the gurdwara at Kartarpur in Pakistan where Guru Nanak spent the last years of his life. (AFP PHOTO.)

The cross-border Kartarpur Corridor was opened in 2019 to allow Indian citizens visa-free access to the gurdwara at Kartarpur in Pakistan where Guru Nanak spent the last years of his life. (AFP PHOTO.)

Updated on Nov 11, 2021 07:46 PM IST

In Bengal’s Malda district, 40 injured after being attacked by pack of foxes

After the villagers raised an alarm the animals were chased away. However, two of the foxes were beaten to death.

Locals recounted that a pack of around 20 foxes attacked villagers at Hardamnagar early on Thursday morning. (Image used for representation). (REUTERS PHOTO.)

Locals recounted that a pack of around 20 foxes attacked villagers at Hardamnagar early on Thursday morning. (Image used for representation). (REUTERS PHOTO.)

Published on Nov 11, 2021 07:27 PM IST

‘Illegal occupation’: India’s first response to China village in disputed region

India’s external affairs ministry spokesperson said the government has stepped up the creation of border infrastructure, including roads and bridges, which has provided much-needed connectivity to the population along the frontier.

An Indian Army truck drives along a road to Tawang, near the Line of Actual Control (LAC), neighbouring China, near Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh (AFP)

An Indian Army truck drives along a road to Tawang, near the Line of Actual Control (LAC), neighbouring China, near Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh (AFP)

Updated on Nov 11, 2021 07:30 PM IST

‘Covid-19’s Delta continues to be main ‘variant of concern’, others negligible’

  • INSACOG is a consortium of 28 national laboratories and was set up in December 2020 to monitor the genomic variations in Sars-CoV-2, the Covid-19 causing virus.

Covid-19's Delta continues to be main 'variant of concern', others negligible: INSACOG (Representational image)(AP)

Covid-19’s Delta continues to be main ‘variant of concern’, others negligible: INSACOG (Representational image)(AP)

Published on Nov 11, 2021 06:54 PM IST

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

12 Ladakh villages will now get 24X7 piped water as part of Centre’s Jal Jeevan Mission

The Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) scheme aims to connect every rural household in the country with a functional tap water connection by 2024. Over 120 million households in India lacked access to clean water near their homes, the highest in the world, according to a UN Water report of 2014.

Workmen prepare for a helicopter sortie to ferry equipment to a remote village in Leh. (HT PHOTO.)

Workmen prepare for a helicopter sortie to ferry equipment to a remote village in Leh. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on Nov 11, 2021 06:43 PM IST

India has not accepted China’s illegal occupation or unjustified claims: MEA

New Delhi has always conveyed strong protest to such activities via diplomatic means and will continue to do so in future, the ministry said adding that the government has also stepped up border infrastructure, including construction of roads, bridges for the local population. 

India has neither accepted such illegal occupation of our territory nor has it accepted the unjustified Chinese claims, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said. 

India has neither accepted such illegal occupation of our territory nor has it accepted the unjustified Chinese claims, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said. 

Published on Nov 11, 2021 06:33 PM IST

India criticises Pakistan’s ‘attitude’ for skipping Summit on Afghanistan issue

  • The external affairs ministry spokesperson highlighted that India has been extending support to Afghanistan for many years but the situation on the ground has become “very difficult” over the last few months.

Spokesperson for the ministry of external affairs Arindam Bagchi.(ANI)

Spokesperson for the ministry of external affairs Arindam Bagchi.(ANI)

Published on Nov 11, 2021 06:30 PM IST

Inspector Rajeshwari: Chennai cop wins hearts after saving unconscious man

The video showed TP Chatram police inspector Rajeshwari carrying an unconscious man on her shoulders to an auto rickshaw for him to be sent to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Police inspector Rajeshwari carrying an unconscious man on her shoulders.(Sourced)

Police inspector Rajeshwari carrying an unconscious man on her shoulders.(Sourced)

Updated on Nov 11, 2021 06:33 PM IST

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Samajwadi Party to contest all 70 seats in Uttarakhand assembly for 2022 polls

The Samajwadi Party is currently focussing on party workers, booth management, membership drives and is also organising district headquarters, tehsil, block and panchayat level meetings.

The Samajwadi Party has announced that it will contest all 70 assembly segments in the upcoming elections due early next year. (ANI PHOTO.)

The Samajwadi Party has announced that it will contest all 70 assembly segments in the upcoming elections due early next year. (ANI PHOTO.)

Updated on Nov 11, 2021 05:52 PM IST

AAP’s CM candidate in Goa will be from Bhandari community, says Manish Sisodia

Delhi’s deputy chief minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia said the decision was made after consultation with the party’s local leadership and leaders from the Bhandari community

New Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia speaks during a recently held virtual event, in New Delhi. (ANI/File)

New Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia speaks during a recently held virtual event, in New Delhi. (ANI/File)

Published on Nov 11, 2021 05:30 PM IST

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