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  • Mar 08, 2022 11:23 PM IST

    Allahabad HC grants bail to SP leader Azam Khan in land grab case

    The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court on Tuesday granted bail to Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan in a land grab case. However, Khan will continue to be in jail as judgement in two cases against him is reserved, according to news agency ANI. 

  • Mar 08, 2022 11:14 PM IST

    Telangana adds 91 new Covid cases, 241 more recoveries

    Telangana on Tuesday added 91 new Covid-19 cases and 241 more recoveries, which pushed the total number of cases and recoveries to 7,89,951 and 7,84,465 respectively. 

  • Mar 08, 2022 09:59 PM IST

    SP workers protest outside EVM strong room in Varanasi

    Samajwadi Party workers staged a protest outside an EVM strong room in Varanasi’s Pahariya Mandi area following party chief Akhilesh Yadav alleging earlier in the day that Varanasi DM is transporting EVMs without informing local candidates.

  • Mar 08, 2022 08:19 PM IST

    SP chief Akhilesh Yadav says Varanasi DM transporting EVMs

    Ahead of March 10 counting of assembly election votes day, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav alleged that the Varanasi DM is “transporting EVMs without giving any information to local candidates”. “[The] EC should look into it,” he added at a press conference. Read more.

  • Mar 08, 2022 06:12 PM IST

    At least 4 security personnel killed in a blast in Pakistan

    At least four security personnel were killed and more than 20 injured in a blast near Thandi Sarak in district Sibi of Balochistan in Pakistan, ANI reported citing Pakistan media.

  • Mar 08, 2022 05:35 PM IST

    India to resume regular international flight ops from March 27

    India on Tuesday announced that it will resume international commercial flight operations from March 27 onwards in wake of increased vaccination coverage against Covid-19 worldwide and also after consultations with stakeholders. Read more

  • Mar 08, 2022 05:12 PM IST

    Shiv Sena lodges FIR against Jitendra Navlani and 4 ED officials for extortion

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said on Tuesday that the party has lodged an FIR with Mumbai Police against Jitendra Navlani and four ED officials for extortion. “Mumbai police is beginning the probe from today. Mark my words some Enforcement Directorate officials will be behind bars,” he added.

    Raut said that Navlani works for the federal agency and there are records on crores of rupees getting transferred to seven of his companies from real estate firms soon after the ED began probing them. “This is extortion money of ED officers. Besides digital transfers, there are cash transactions,” the Shiv Sena leader added.

  • Mar 08, 2022 04:26 PM IST

    Delhi HC refuses to stay govt’s move to withdraw discounts on price of liquor

    Delhi high court has refused to stay the Union territory (UT) government’s decision to withdraw discounts on price of liquor. Several pleas had been filed by liquor license holders against the move, saying that their sales have dropped owing to the discount removal. The court has kept the matter for March 25.

  • Mar 08, 2022 02:40 PM IST

    Jay Prakash Majumdar appointed one of TMC’s vice presidents

    Newly inducted TMC leader Jay Prakash Majumdar has been appointed as one of the vice-presidents of the party. He joined the party today after being suspended from the BJP in January.

  • Mar 08, 2022 02:28 PM IST

    India and China to hold 15th round of military talks on March 11

    India and China to hold 15th round of military talks on March 11.

  • Mar 08, 2022 01:30 PM IST

    Jay Prakash Majumdar, suspended BJP leader, joins TMC in Mamata’s presence

  • Mar 08, 2022 01:16 PM IST

    Budget session of  Odisha Assembly will begin from March 25 

  • Mar 08, 2022 01:02 PM IST

    Fire breaks out at a scrap godown near HP petrol pump in Maharashtra

  • Mar 08, 2022 12:04 PM IST

    Watch: Congress MLA Amba Prasad rides a horse to Jharkhand Assembly on International Women’s day

  • Mar 08, 2022 12:00 PM IST

    Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar proposes over 1.77 lakh crore state budget 

    Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday presented the state’s budget of   1.77 lakh crore for the financial year 2022-2023, reports ANI.

  • Mar 08, 2022 11:50 AM IST

    HC rejects Malayalam star Dileep’s plea against fresh probe in actor sexual assault case

    The Kerala high court on Tuesday turned down Malayalam star Dileep’s plea to quash fresh investigation against him in the 2017 sexual assault case of an actor.

  • Mar 08, 2022 11:27 AM IST

    Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board files FIR against fake chopper booking websites

    Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has filed an FIR with the Jammu and Kashmir police cyber department against fake websites for duping devotees in the garb of providing tickets for chopper bookings, reports ANI. 

  • Mar 08, 2022 09:35 AM IST

    Govt of Telangana declares holiday for women employees on the occasion of International Women’s Day 

    The government of Telangana has declared a special holiday for all women employees on Tuesday on the occasion of International Women’s Day, reports news agency IANS.

  • Mar 08, 2022 09:09 AM IST

    India adds 3,993 new Covid-19 infections, 108 deaths; active caseload falls below 50,000

    India reports 3,993 new cases of Covid-19, and 108 deaths in the last 24 hours. The active cases now stand at 49948, according to Union health ministry. 

  • Mar 08, 2022 08:44 AM IST

    International Women’s Day: Women troops of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) patrolling in Arunachal Pradesh

  • Mar 08, 2022 07:48 AM IST

    Mizoram reported 839 new Covid-19 cases and 664 deaths

  • Mar 08, 2022 07:00 AM IST

    Sitharaman interacts with entrepreneurs in Bengaluru 

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held an interaction with leading entrepreneurs of IT/BT, Startups and Semiconductor sectors on Monday, reports news agency ANI.

  • Mar 08, 2022 06:31 AM IST

    Delhi: Satyendar Jain inaugurates  polyclinic at Jwala Nagar, Shahdara

  • Mar 08, 2022 05:39 AM IST

    Schools in Ladakh reopens for students after almost two years 

After 2 yrs, international flights resume on Mar 27

Routine international flight operations will resume in India from March 27, the government said on Tuesday, lifting what will then be over two years of restrictions on air travel in and out of the country put in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic

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Updated on Mar 09, 2022 12:09 AM IST

ByNeha LM Tripathi, New Delhi

PM Modi pushes for innovative, futuristic financing measures

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked financial institutions to devise innovative and futuristic financing measures to fund the burgeoning economy and urged the Union and state governments to implement Budget 2022-23 from day one to sustain the growth momentum and make the country self-reliant.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a post-budget webinar on ‘Financing for Growth & Aspirational Economy', in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a post-budget webinar on ‘Financing for Growth & Aspirational Economy’, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)

Published on Mar 09, 2022 12:09 AM IST

ByRajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi

Supreme Court to decide on fixing arbitrator’s fee

The Supreme Court on Tuesday set about to resolve the conundrum around the fixation of arbitrator’s fee in India, as attorney general KK Venugopal implored the court to rationalise the fee structure in view of the predicament being faced by the public sector undertakings over the exorbitant demands made by the arbitrators.

Retired Supreme Court and high court judges are usually appointed as arbitrators.

Retired Supreme Court and high court judges are usually appointed as arbitrators.

Published on Mar 09, 2022 12:06 AM IST

File affidavit on Abu Salem’s plea for release: Supreme Court to home secretary

The apex court underscored that the Centre’s stand is crucial not only in terms of its extradition treaty in case of Abu Salem but also in connection to other cases where the Indian government seeks to bring back fugitives from foreign lands

The Supreme Court was hearing a challenge by gangster Abu Salem to two life sentences he has been handed. (PTI file)

The Supreme Court was hearing a challenge by gangster Abu Salem to two life sentences he has been handed. (PTI file)

Published on Mar 08, 2022 11:56 PM IST

India, Bangladesh, Nepal finalise MoU to boost trade and connectivity

The long-gestating Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA) aims to boost regional trade and connectivity.

The enabling MoU to be signed by India, Bangladesh and Nepal to implement the BBIN MVA was finalised at a meeting held in New Delhi during March 7-8. (File/AFP)

The enabling MoU to be signed by India, Bangladesh and Nepal to implement the BBIN MVA was finalised at a meeting held in New Delhi during March 7-8. (File/AFP)

Published on Mar 08, 2022 11:55 PM IST

2,500 healthcare workers in Meghalaya opted to not get Covid vaccine: Minister

Meghalaya health minister James PK Sangma said there were multiple reasons why some health workers decided against the Covid-19 vaccine.

A woman receives a dose of Covid-19 vaccine in presence of Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong at Rynjah State Dispensary, in Shillong (ANI File Photo)

A woman receives a dose of Covid-19 vaccine in presence of Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong at Rynjah State Dispensary, in Shillong (ANI File Photo)

Published on Mar 08, 2022 11:43 PM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly: BJP stages walkout over delay in regularisation of workers

The BJP legislators accused the Chhattisgarh government of failing to regularise contractual and daily wage employees in government departments.

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel defended his government over the BJP’s allegations and said that the government formed a committee in 2019 for regularisation of non-regular employees. (File/HT)

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel defended his government over the BJP’s allegations and said that the government formed a committee in 2019 for regularisation of non-regular employees. (File/HT)

Published on Mar 08, 2022 11:28 PM IST

Mukul Arya, India representative at Ramallah, died of natural causes, says MEA

The external affairs ministry asked that the tragic demise of Mukul Arya, a young diplomat, be treated with decency and respect. Muku Arya was found dead in his office premises in Palestine on Sunday

Mukul Arya, India’s Representative at Ramallah in Palestine, died on Sunday, March 6, due to natural causes. (PTI)

Mukul Arya, India’s Representative at Ramallah in Palestine, died on Sunday, March 6, due to natural causes. (PTI)

Published on Mar 08, 2022 10:58 PM IST

ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi, Hindustan Times

On her b’day, Vasundhara Raje’s ‘lucky number 3’ remark on 2023 Rajasthan polls

Vasundhara Raje’s ‘lucky number 3’ remark has been seen as an apparent projection of herself for the Rajasthan chief minister’s post, for the third term.

Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje addressed a massive gathering at Keshoraipatan town in Bundi district of Rajasthan on her 68th birthday on Tuesday.

Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje addressed a massive gathering at Keshoraipatan town in Bundi district of Rajasthan on her 68th birthday on Tuesday.

Updated on Mar 08, 2022 10:55 PM IST

In call with Dutch PM, PM Modi discusses evacuation of Indians from Ukraine

Prime Minister Modi informed the Dutch PM about the progress in the evacuation of Indian citizens from conflict areas, and India’s assistance in form of urgent relief supplies, including medicines for the affected population in Ukraine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte over phone(Twitter/ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte over phone(Twitter/ANI)

Published on Mar 08, 2022 10:12 PM IST

Daily brief: RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary says exit polls create ‘mental pressure’

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Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary. The parties contested the just concluded Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2022 together. (Sakib Ali/HT File)

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary. The parties contested the just concluded Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2022 together. (Sakib Ali/HT File)

Updated on Mar 08, 2022 09:04 PM IST

‘Next humanitarian corridor uncertain’, says govt, urges Indians to leave

The advisory warned Indians stranded in conflict zones to leave because ‘establishment of the next humanitarian corridor is uncertain’. The advisory said people should use “trains/vehicles or any other available means of transport giving due consideration to safety”.

The advisory said people should use "trains/vehicles or any other available means of transport giving due consideration to safety". (PTI File Photo)

The advisory said people should use “trains/vehicles or any other available means of transport giving due consideration to safety”. (PTI File Photo)

Updated on Mar 08, 2022 08:46 PM IST

Nearly 18,000 Indians brought back from Ukraine by special flights, says Centre

Russia-Ukraine war: The Indian Air Force had flown 12 missions to bring back 2,467 passengers, as part of Operation Ganga, and carried over 32-tonne relief material, the ministry of civil aviation said

The Centre said nearly 18,000 Indians have been brought back in civilian flights

The Centre said nearly 18,000 Indians have been brought back in civilian flights

Published on Mar 08, 2022 08:19 PM IST

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