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Updated on Feb 06, 2022 11:47 PM IST

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  • Feb 06, 2022 11:46 PM IST

    Earthquake of 4.3 magnitude strikes Arunachal Pradesh

    An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on Richter Scale occurred today around 11pm IST, at 305km northeast of Pangin, Arunachal Pradesh, India, said National Center for Seismology.

  • Feb 06, 2022 11:12 PM IST

    First digestor package sets sail from Kolkata to Silighat in Assam

    The first Digestor package of 260 MT of Assam Bio Refinery has sailed from Kolkata for Silghat, Assam. This opens up the Brahmaputra riverway for Cargo transportation.

    The package is expected to pass Guwahati in the next 4-5 days. The first Digestor package of 260 MT of Assam Bio-Refinery sailed off from Kolkata to Silghat Assam on Jan 17.

  • Feb 06, 2022 10:20 PM IST

    Sunil Jakhar says ‘great decision’ on Channi being Cong’s CM face in Punjab

    Congress leader Sunil Jakhar said that it was “a great decision” after Rahul Gandhi announced Charanjit Singh Channi as the Congress’ CM candidate in Punjab, reports ANI. 

    “Congress party is united. I am out of electoral politics,” he said. 

  • Feb 06, 2022 09:45 PM IST

    DCGI grants emergency use permission to 1-dose Sputnik Light Covid vaccine

    The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted emergency use permission to single-dose Sputnik Light Covid-19 vaccine. 

  • Feb 06, 2022 09:31 PM IST

    PM Modi to reply to debate on Motion of Thanks to President’s address in Lok Sabha on Monday evening

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reply to the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address in the Lok Sabha on Monday evening, news agency ANI reported. 

  • Feb 06, 2022 08:20 PM IST

    Maharashtra logs 9,666 Covid-19 cases, 66 deaths in 24 hours

    Maharashtra reported 9,666 new Covid-19 cases and 66 deaths taking the state’s total caseload to 7,803,700 and the death toll to 143,074.

  • Feb 06, 2022 08:12 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha to be adjourned for an hour tomorrow after reading obituary to Lata Mangeshkar

    Rajya Sabha will be adjourned for an hour tomorrow after reading the obituary to Lata Mangeshkar, according to sources.

  • Feb 06, 2022 06:48 PM IST

    Delhi reports 1,410 new Covid-19 cases, 14 deaths in last 24 hrs

    With 1,410 new Covid-19 cases and 14 deaths, Delhi’s total caseload reached 18,43,933 and the death toll climbed to 25,983.

  • Feb 06, 2022 06:36 PM IST

    Mumbai reports 536 new Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths in last 24 hours

    Mumbai reported 536 new Covid-19 cases and three related deaths as the total caseload reached 10,51,373 and the death toll climbed to 16,661. The city currently has 5,743 active patients.

  • Feb 06, 2022 05:35 PM IST

    Karnataka declares 2 days state mourning for Lata Mangeshkar

    Karnataka government announced two days of state mourning as a mark of respect to Lata Mangeshkar after her demise, reports ANI. 

  • Feb 06, 2022 04:09 PM IST

    WB CM orders to play Lata Mangeshkar songs at every public spot for next 15 days

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced that the songs of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar will be played at every public spot, government installation and traffic signals for the next 15 days, reports ANI.

  • Feb 06, 2022 03:40 PM IST

    Maharashtra declares public holiday on Monday to mourn Lata Mangeshkar’s demise

    Maharashtra government has announced a public holiday on Monday to mourn the demise of Lata Mangeshkar, the chief minister’s office announced.

  • Feb 06, 2022 01:35 PM IST

    PM Narendra Modi to attend Lata Mangeshkar’s funeral in Mumbai

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend Lata Mangeshkar’s funeral in Mumbai. It is scheduled to be held today evening at around 6:30pm.

  • Feb 06, 2022 12:55 PM IST

    Wherever Urdu is understood…: Tribute for Lata Mangeshkar from Pakistan

    In his tribute to Lata Mangeshkar, Pakistan foreign minister Fawad Chaudhry said wherever Urdu is spoken and understood, there would be people bidding adieu to the iconic singer. Read More

  • Feb 06, 2022 12:05 PM IST

    BJP postpones release of manifesto for UP assembly polls due to Lata Mangeshkar’s death

    Due to demise of Lata Mangeshkar, Bharatiya Janata Party has postponed the launch of its Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra (manifesto) for 2022 UP polls that was to be released by union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday. 

  • Feb 06, 2022 10:19 AM IST

    Two-day national mourning to be observed as singer Lata Mangeshkar passes away

    Two-day national mourning to be observed in memory of Lata Mangeshkar. The National flag to fly at half-mast for two days, as a mark of respect, reports ANI citing sources

  • Feb 06, 2022 09:39 AM IST

    Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passes away at 92

    Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passes away at 92 after a prolonged hospitalisation. 

  • Feb 06, 2022 09:19 AM IST

    India sees 16% drop in daily Covid tally with 1,07,474 new cases, 865 deaths in 24 hours

    India on Sunday reported 16 per cent drop in daily Covid cases as it logged  107,474 new infections in the last 24 hours. The death toll saw a rise of 865 fresh fatalities. 

  • Feb 06, 2022 09:03 AM IST

    Lata Mangeshkar continues to be in ICU: Doctor

    “Singer Lata Mangeshkar continues to be in ICU and is under my supervision,” says Dr Pratit Samdani, who is treating her at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital, reports ANI.

    For the last 29 days, singer Lata Mangeshkar has been admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai.

     

  • Feb 06, 2022 08:12 AM IST

    ‘Ready to change hijab colour to match uniform’: Congress MLA

    We’re ready for a change in the colour of the hijab in order to match it with the uniform but we cannot leave it. I wear hijab to the Assembly as well, they can stop me if they can. A memorandum will go to the chief minister and we will protest in Udupi later, says Congress MLA Kaneez Fatima, according to ANI. 

  • Feb 06, 2022 07:53 AM IST

    Imran Khan holds meetings with Chinese Premier, firms as Pak eyes more loan

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday held meetings with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and senior leadership of state-owned and private companies in China amid Islamabad’s struggle to overcome financial challenges. Read More

  • Feb 06, 2022 06:58 AM IST

    New border development scheme to focus on making model villages

    The vibrant village programme, a government scheme announced in the budget proposals to improve social and financial infrastructure in remote habitations, primarily along the border with China, will be an improved version of the existing border area development programme. Read More

  • Feb 06, 2022 06:30 AM IST

    Punjab polls: Rahul to name CM face today, Sidhu on offensive

    Navjot Singh Sidhu, president of the Congress party’s Punjab unit and a contender for the chief ministerial candidate ahead of the assembly elections, said on Saturday that whoever the party selects for the top post will have absolute power, stressing that only someone with people’s trust can ensure 60 MLAs in the 117-member assembly. Read More

  • Feb 06, 2022 06:01 AM IST

    Camilla should be Queen when Prince Charles becomes King: Queen Elizabeth II

    In a significant intervention, Queen Elizabeth II has said that the Duchess of Cornwall will be Queen when Prince Charles becomes the King. Queen Elizabeth II used her Platinum Jubilee national message on Saturday to back Camilla, shaping the future of the monarchy.

Veterans voice relief as government fixes glitch in the new pension system

The development came two days after Hindustan Times highlighted that several veterans, including three-star officers, were not paid dearness relief (DR) — a vital component of their retirement income — for January 2022 due to the glitch in the system. a7

The CGDA, which comes under the defence ministry, said DR has been credited into their accounts. It attributed the problem to “errors in banking data.” (File/Representative use)

The CGDA, which comes under the defence ministry, said DR has been credited into their accounts. It attributed the problem to “errors in banking data.” (File/Representative use)

Published on Feb 06, 2022 11:31 PM IST

Differences between CM Mamata, Abhishek led to civic poll candidature fiasco: TMC leaders

Discrepancies in around 150 of 2200 names in two lists announced almost simultaneously on Friday evening triggered agitations on Saturday in 19 Bengal districts where elections will be held in two phases in February.

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chairperson and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee did not see eye to eye over the list of candidates for Bengal civic polls that led to large scale protests in the state on Saturday. (HT PHOTO.)

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chairperson and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee did not see eye to eye over the list of candidates for Bengal civic polls that led to large scale protests in the state on Saturday. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on Feb 06, 2022 11:28 PM IST

‘Stands strong on ethos of respecting nationalism’, says Hyundai Motor India

Hyundai Motor India issues statement after social media backlash over A Twitter account of a Hyundai dealer in Pakistan with handle @hyundaiPakistanOfficial had posted a message supporting Kashmir Solidarity day, supporting what it called as”struggle for freedom”.

Reacting to the developments, Hyundai Motors India put out a message on social media reiterating its commitment to the Indian market.(Reuters | Representational Image)

Reacting to the developments, Hyundai Motors India put out a message on social media reiterating its commitment to the Indian market.(Reuters | Representational Image)

Published on Feb 06, 2022 11:10 PM IST

Nine killed in car-truck collision in Andhra’s Anantapur district

The police said the truck was travelling at a high speed, when it lost control and rammed into the Toyota Innova car coming from the opposite direction. The car was badly mangled and the police had a tough time in removing the bodies of the victims from the vehicle. The lorry driver escaped from the spot.

Nine people, including two children, were killed when a car in which they were travelling collided with a truck coming from the opposition direction in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district on Sunday evening. (HT FILE PHOTO.)

Nine people, including two children, were killed when a car in which they were travelling collided with a truck coming from the opposition direction in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district on Sunday evening. (HT FILE PHOTO.)

Published on Feb 06, 2022 11:02 PM IST

Govt fixes glitch in new pension system, veterans relieved

Central government employees and pensioners are entitled to DR equivalent to 31% of their basic pay or pension. The glitch meant that retired colonels, for instance, were paid around 31,000 less than the usual and former lieutenant generals around 37,000 less.

The development came two days after Hindustan Times highlighted that several veterans, including three-star officers, were not paid dearness relief (DR) --- a vital component of their retirement income --- for January 2022 due to the glitch in the system. (SCREENSHOT.)

The development came two days after Hindustan Times highlighted that several veterans, including three-star officers, were not paid dearness relief (DR) — a vital component of their retirement income — for January 2022 due to the glitch in the system. (SCREENSHOT.)

Published on Feb 06, 2022 10:39 PM IST

DCGI grants emergency use permission to single-dose Sputnik Light Covid vaccine

“DCGI has granted emergency use permission to Single-dose Sputnik Light Covid-19 vaccine in India,” Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said. 

With the approval in India, more than 2.5 billion people globally could access Sputnik Light as a one-dose vaccine and “universal booster”, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said.

With the approval in India, more than 2.5 billion people globally could access Sputnik Light as a one-dose vaccine and “universal booster”, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said.

Published on Feb 06, 2022 10:35 PM IST

‘Just as rules are followed in the military’: Karnataka minister on hijab row

The hijab row saw a fiery exchange between the BJP and the Congress with BJP MP Pratap Sinha calling Congress leader Siddaramaiah ‘SiddaRahimaiah’ earlier

A faculty member talks with the students wearing hijab, after the school authorities denied them entry for wearing a hijab or scarf, in Kundapura of Udupi district, Saturday.(PTI)

A faculty member talks with the students wearing hijab, after the school authorities denied them entry for wearing a hijab or scarf, in Kundapura of Udupi district, Saturday.(PTI)

Published on Feb 06, 2022 10:06 PM IST

Schools, offices and markets to reopen as Bihar relaxes Covid-19 curbs

According to the orders issued by the home department in the light of the CMG meeting, all government and private offices will operate normally. However, only fully vaccinated people would be allowed entry. All operations of judicial institutions will be done as per the directions of the Patna high court.

In new guidelines, Bihar schools have been asked to resume teaching for students of up to classes eight with half of the capacity. However, classes from nine and above will function normally. (PTI PHOTO.)

In new guidelines, Bihar schools have been asked to resume teaching for students of up to classes eight with half of the capacity. However, classes from nine and above will function normally. (PTI PHOTO.)

Published on Feb 06, 2022 09:31 PM IST

Covid-19: Centre to resume full office attendance for all employees from Feb 7

The Union ministry of personnel, public grievances & pensions said that Union minister Jitendra Singh held a review meeting on Sunday following which the decision to resume 100% attendance for its employees was taken.

Union minister Jitendra Singh (in picture) spoke with employees who were working from home via video conference and also with those who tested Covid positive and had sought their inputs and views.(PTI)

Union minister Jitendra Singh (in picture) spoke with employees who were working from home via video conference and also with those who tested Covid positive and had sought their inputs and views.(PTI)

Updated on Feb 06, 2022 10:52 PM IST

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Published on Feb 06, 2022 08:50 PM IST

India to become global leader in mobile manufacturing soon, says Ashwini Vaishnaw

The Union minister said as many as 6,000 villages in Odisha remain out of mobile network due to lack of mobile towers. His ministry has identified around 3,933 sites where mobile towers will be installed.

Union Minister of Railways, Communication and Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw at a press conference over the allocation of funds in the Union Budget 2022-23, at the BJP party office, in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. (ANI PHOTO.)

Union Minister of Railways, Communication and Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw at a press conference over the allocation of funds in the Union Budget 2022-23, at the BJP party office, in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. (ANI PHOTO.)

Published on Feb 06, 2022 07:43 PM IST

PM Modi pays last respects to Lata Mangeshkar at Shivaji Park 

Lata Mangeshkar last rites: PM Modi has issued a special message recollecting the bond he shared with Lata didi, how she used to wish him on Raksha Bandhan.

PM Narendra Modi paid his last respects to Lata Mangeshkar at Mumbai's Shivaji Park. (Hindustan Times/ Satish Bate)

PM Narendra Modi paid his last respects to Lata Mangeshkar at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park. (Hindustan Times/ Satish Bate)

Updated on Feb 06, 2022 09:14 PM IST

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