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Updated on Feb 17, 2022 10:13 PM IST

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  • Feb 17, 2022 10:13 PM IST

    Twitter down for users across the globe, second outage in nearly a week

    Microblogging site Twitter is down for several users across the globe 

  • Feb 17, 2022 10:00 PM IST

    Karnataka Minority Welfare Department restrains students of schools from wearing saffron shawls, scarfs, hijab, religious flags or similar inside classrooms until further orders

    Karnataka Minority Welfare Department has restrained students of schools from wearing saffron shawls, scarfs, hijab, religious flags or similar inside classrooms until further orders, reports ANI.

  • Feb 17, 2022 07:47 PM IST

    Mumbai logs 259 new Covid-19 cases, zero deaths; Active cases stand at 1,945

     

    Mumbai reports 259 fresh infections, zero deaths today; Active cases stand at 1,945.

  • Feb 17, 2022 07:37 PM IST

    Delhi’s daily Covid cases fall marginally to 739, daily positivity rate rises to 1.48%

  • Feb 17, 2022 07:15 PM IST

    Former chairman and managing director of ABG Shipyard, Rishi Kamlesh Agarwal questioned by the CBI in loan scam case

  • Feb 17, 2022 06:49 PM IST

    Explosive device found in bag recovered in Delhi’s Old Seemapuri

    Explosive device found in bag recovered in Delhi’s Old Seemapuri, reports ANI

  • Feb 17, 2022 06:32 PM IST

    Kerala registers 8,655 new Covid-19 cases, 319 deaths

    Kerala records 8,655 new Covid-19 cases, while 319 deaths in the last 24 hours, reports ANI.

  • Feb 17, 2022 06:03 PM IST

    A suspicious bag  found in Old Seemapuri area of Delhi

    A suspicious bag was found in the Old Seemapuri area of Delhi. Read more

  • Feb 17, 2022 05:16 PM IST

    HC seeks status report from Delhi govt on plea against mohalla clinic on park land

    The Delhi High Court has sought a status report from the Delhi government on a petition against mohalla clinic on the parkland in the Govindpuri area, reports ANI. 

  • Feb 17, 2022 03:51 PM IST

    Karnataka high court to resume hearing pleas challenging hijab ban on Friday

    Karnataka high court to resume hearing pleas challenging hijab ban on Friday, reports ANI. Read more 

  • Feb 17, 2022 03:39 PM IST

    YouTube personality Hindustani Bhau, who was arrested for inciting students’ protest, granted bail

    Mumbai sessions court on Thursday granted bail to Vikas Fhatak alias Hindustani Bhau in the matter of Dharavi Students Protest over online exams, reports ANI.

  • Feb 17, 2022 03:31 PM IST

    Hijab row:  Karnataka high court dismisses one of the petitions filed by a social activist, says it’s not maintainable 

  • Feb 17, 2022 03:27 PM IST

    Coal block case: ED attaches immovable & movable assets worth   200 crores 

    Enforcement Directorate has attached immovable & movable assets worth approximately 200 crores of EMTA Coal Ltd, and its promoters and their family members in a coal block case, reports ANI.

  • Feb 17, 2022 02:41 PM IST

    Karnataka HC begins hearing petitions challenging the ban on hijab in educational institutions in the state.

    Karnataka High Court begins hearing petitions challenging the ban on hijab in educational institutions in the state, reports ANI.

  • Feb 17, 2022 01:26 PM IST

    Veteran singer Bappi Lahiri cremated; fans, friends pay last respects

    Legendary singer-composer Bappi Lahiri was cremated on Thursday afternoon, as family, friends and prominent members from Bollywood paid their last respects. The mortal remains of the ‘Disco King’ were taken in a truck decorated with flowers from his residence to Pawan Hans cremation ground for the last rites. Read more

  • Feb 17, 2022 01:05 PM IST

    Govt has no understanding of economic policy: Manmohan Singh

    They (BJP-led govt) have no understanding of economic policy. The issue is not limited to the nation. This govt has also failed on foreign policy. China is sitting at our border & efforts are being made to suppress it: Former PM Manmohan Singh

  • Feb 17, 2022 11:35 AM IST

    SC sets aside HC order staying Haryana’s law on 75% quota in private jobs

    The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside Punjab and Haryana high court’s order to stop Haryana’s 75 per cent quota for locals in private jobs, reports news agency ANI.

  • Feb 17, 2022 11:26 AM IST

    Four persons arrested for firing at vehicle in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar

    Police arrested four persons for allegedly firing at a vehicle in the Lajpat Nagar area of the national capital on Wednesday.

  • Feb 17, 2022 10:35 AM IST

    India removes limit on number of flights to/from Ukraine under air bubble agreement

    The aviation ministry has removed restrictions on number of flights and seats between India and Ukraine in the air bubble agreement. “Indian airlines have been informed to mount the flights due to increase in demand. MoCA is facilitating in coordination with MEA,” a ministry official said. This comes amid the looming threat of Russian invasion in Ukraine. Read more

  • Feb 17, 2022 10:26 AM IST

    DU begins offline classes after nearly two years

    Delhi University has begun offline classes for all the undergraduate and postgraduate courses from today. “It’s about the vibe you get at college, can’t be experienced at home. I am coming for the first time,” news agency ANI quoted a second-year student as saying.

  • Feb 17, 2022 08:59 AM IST

    India reports 30,757 new Covid cases, 541 deaths in last 24 hours

    India has reported 30,757 new cases of the coronavirus infection and 541 related deaths in the past 24 hours, the Union health ministry’s bulletin at 8am showed on Thursday. Read more

  • Feb 17, 2022 07:28 AM IST

    Death toll in Kushinagar incident rises to 13

    The death toll in the Kushinagar mishap has risen to 13. The incident took place on Wednesday during a wedding program wherein some people sitting on a slab fell after it broke due to the heavy load.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences for the families of the victims. 

    “The accident in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh is heart-wrenching. I express my deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in this. With this, I wish the injured a speedy recovery. The local administration is involved in all possible help,” he said.

  • Feb 17, 2022 07:07 AM IST

    ‘Tukde tukde’: Himanta’s swipe at Priyanka over Channi’s ‘bhaiyas’ comment

    Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who recently came under fire for questioning Rahul Gandhi’s parentage has now attacked Priyanka Gandhi over her complicity in Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s ‘bhaiyas from UP, Bihar’ comment, the video of which went viral on Wednesday, courtesy the BJP leaders. Read more

  • Feb 17, 2022 06:27 AM IST

    DU set to welcome students for offline classes after nearly 2 years

    Delhi University is all set to reopen for offline classes on Thursday after remaining shut for nearly two years for the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Read more

BJP: Congress is taking away attention from hijab row

The leader added that Congress has realised that the recent hijab controversy has consolidated the people of the state behind the saffron party

Congress leaders are holding an overnight protest at the state assembly seeking the Eshwarappa’s resignation, over his remarks tdhat the saffron flag could in future fly in place of the tricolour at Red Fort. (PTI)

Congress leaders are holding an overnight protest at the state assembly seeking the Eshwarappa’s resignation, over his remarks tdhat the saffron flag could in future fly in place of the tricolour at Red Fort. (PTI)

Published on Feb 17, 2022 11:58 PM IST

Hijab, saffron scarves banned in Karnataka minority department-run institutions

The circular, dated February 16, stated that the restriction on religious attire will be applicable at residential schools run by the minority department and Moulana Azad Model Schools (English medium).

Several districts across Karnataka reported students of minority department-run institutions being allowed to wear hijab, an accepted practice in many places. (PTI)

Several districts across Karnataka reported students of minority department-run institutions being allowed to wear hijab, an accepted practice in many places. (PTI)

Published on Feb 17, 2022 11:58 PM IST

ByHT Correspondent, Udupi

RT-PCR no longer mandatory for travellers from Goa and Kerala: Karnataka govt

A similar waiver was announced for travellers arriving in Karnataka from Maharashtra. However, all passengers need to carry and display their Covid-19 vaccination certificate upon arrival in the southern state.

Taking to Twitter, Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar said that the new norm will be effective for travellers coming to the state through “all modes of transportation”. (PTI)

Taking to Twitter, Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar said that the new norm will be effective for travellers coming to the state through “all modes of transportation”. (PTI)

Published on Feb 17, 2022 11:58 PM IST

ByHT Correspondent, Bengaluru

Karnataka hijab row: Cops warn of action as protests continue

In Hassan district, students of LV Polytechnic college blocked roads after they were reportedly denied entry to the premises over their headscarves.

Multiple protests were held across colleges in the districts of Chikmagalur, Udupi, Shivamogga, Gadag and Chitradurga, among others. (PTI)

Multiple protests were held across colleges in the districts of Chikmagalur, Udupi, Shivamogga, Gadag and Chitradurga, among others. (PTI)

Published on Feb 17, 2022 11:57 PM IST

Congress leader Siddaramaiah leads party’s overnight protest in Karnataka assembly

On Thursday, as soon as the House commenced proceedings in the morning, Congress members rushed to the well and staged a dharna in front of Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, eventually forcing an abrupt adjournment at 3 pm.

Opposition leader Siddaramaiah said that Congress has decided to hold ’day-and-night’ protests to take the issue to a “logical end”. (ANI)

Opposition leader Siddaramaiah said that Congress has decided to hold ’day-and-night’ protests to take the issue to a “logical end”. (ANI)

Published on Feb 17, 2022 11:57 PM IST

India delegation heads to Namibia to discuss cheetah translocation

A delegation from India left for Namibia on Thursday to discuss cheetah translocation logistics with the Namibia government, according to people familiar with the development.

The cheetahs will be translocated eventually to Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh. (Getty/Representational)

The cheetahs will be translocated eventually to Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh. (Getty/Representational)

Published on Feb 17, 2022 11:57 PM IST

ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Fresh plea in Karnataka high court seeks permit to wear hijab on Fridays

Calling the argument “bit far-fetched”, the chief justice said the court will consider the petition seeking to allow hijab on Fridays. “You want them to be allowed hijab on Fridays? We will consider what you argue,” the high court chief justice added.

In its interim order pending consideration of all petitions related to the hijab row last week, the court restrained all students from wearing saffron shawls, scarves, hijab and any religious flag within the classroom. (PTI)

In its interim order pending consideration of all petitions related to the hijab row last week, the court restrained all students from wearing saffron shawls, scarves, hijab and any religious flag within the classroom. (PTI)

Updated on Feb 17, 2022 11:57 PM IST

BJP promises sops for women in manifesto

BJP national president JP Nadda, along with Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh and party’s state unit chief A Sharda Devi, released the manifesto which contains 20 promises.

Bharatiya Janata Party national president during the release of the party's manifesto for the Manipur Assembly Election, in Imphal on Thursday. (ANI)

Bharatiya Janata Party national president during the release of the party’s manifesto for the Manipur Assembly Election, in Imphal on Thursday. (ANI)

Published on Feb 17, 2022 11:56 PM IST

BySobhapati Samom, Imphal

UP govt withdraws recovery notices against anti-CAA protesters: Officials

The UP government has withdrawn notices sent to the anti-CAA protestors seeking to recover damages, government officials familiar with then matter said.

Hoardings with details of 57 people who were issued recovery notices, after the anti-CAA protests, were put up in Lucknow earlier. (File)

Hoardings with details of 57 people who were issued recovery notices, after the anti-CAA protests, were put up in Lucknow earlier. (File)

Published on Feb 17, 2022 11:52 PM IST

BJP still blames Nehru instead of admitting its mistakes: Manmohan

In a video message in Hindi released ahead of elections in Punjab, the veteran Congress leader, the first and only Sikh to be the country’s Prime Minister, also cautioned voters against the BJP’s “divisive politics”.

Manmohan Singh (File photo)

Manmohan Singh (File photo)

Published on Feb 17, 2022 11:52 PM IST

ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

TMC leader held for threatening café owner who refused to pay for musical event

The proposed event was supposed to feature famous singers including Sonu Nigam, according to brochures distributed by those who were raising funds.

A Trinamool Congress leader and four of his aides were arrested from Jodhpur Park area of south Kolkata on Thursday night for allegedly threatening a local café owner. (HT FILE PHOTO.)

A Trinamool Congress leader and four of his aides were arrested from Jodhpur Park area of south Kolkata on Thursday night for allegedly threatening a local café owner. (HT FILE PHOTO.)

Published on Feb 17, 2022 11:52 PM IST

Dhankhar calls Mamata for talks amid standoff

The TMC government’s acrimonious relationship with the governor has touched an all-time low in recent months.

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar (HT Photo)

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar (HT Photo)

Published on Feb 17, 2022 11:51 PM IST

3 years on, Nagaur MP Beniwal yet to get an official house

It’s not that Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal has been ignored by the committees that allot residences to members of Parliament, but the search for a house for him is stuck in a legal battle and one former parliamentarian’s refusal to vacate his home.

Rashtriya Loktantrik Party Lok Sabha MP Hanuman Beniwal speaks in the Lower House during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi. (ANI)

Rashtriya Loktantrik Party Lok Sabha MP Hanuman Beniwal speaks in the Lower House during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi. (ANI)

Published on Feb 17, 2022 11:45 PM IST

BySunetra Choudhury and Risha Chitlangia, New Delhi

Pocso not intended for teen romance, says Allahabad high court

While directing the in charge of Rajkiya Balgrih (Balika), Khuldabad, Prayagraj to release the victim girl with her baby, the court also remarked that it would be extremely harsh and inhuman to devoid the baby from parental love and affection on account of the fact that both the accused and minor victim loved each other and decided to get married.

Allahabad high court said the scheme of the Pocso Act clearly shows that it did not intend to bring within its scope or limits, the cases of the nature where the adolescents or teenagers involved in the dense romantic affair. (HT File)

Allahabad high court said the scheme of the Pocso Act clearly shows that it did not intend to bring within its scope or limits, the cases of the nature where the adolescents or teenagers involved in the dense romantic affair. (HT File)

Published on Feb 17, 2022 11:44 PM IST

ByJitendra Sarin, Prayagraj

Ashish Mishra’s bail in Lakhimpur case challenged in Supreme Court

The application prayed for cancellation of Ashish Mishra’s bail in the case registered against him in Lakhimpur Kheri and directed the SIT to furnish a copy of charge sheet filed in the case

Lakhimpur: Ashish Mishra and other accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, being produced in a court in Lakhimpur, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI10_22_2021_000193B) (PTI)

Lakhimpur: Ashish Mishra and other accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, being produced in a court in Lakhimpur, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI10_22_2021_000193B) (PTI)

Published on Feb 17, 2022 11:42 PM IST

ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

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