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  • Nov 15, 2021 08:42 PM IST

    Madras HC Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee transferred as Chief Justice of Meghalaya HC

    Madras High Court Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee transferred as the Chief Justice to Meghalaya High Court, as per the Department of Justice, reports ANI.

  • Nov 15, 2021 08:40 PM IST

    Hyderpora encounter: Police say another militant killed, operations continue

    With the death of one more unidentified terrorist in the encounter by police forces in Hyderpora, Srinagar, so far, two militants have died.

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  • Nov 15, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    BJP leaders from Punjab, Delhi meets Amit Shah for reopening Kartarpur corridor

    BJP delegation meets Union home minister Amit Shah for the reopening of Kartarpur corridor. (Twitter/@ANI)
    BJP delegation meets Union home minister Amit Shah for the reopening of Kartarpur corridor. (Twitter/@ANI)

    A delegation of BJP leaders from Punjab and Delhi met Union home minister Amit Shah for the reopening of the Kartarpur Corridor, reports ANI.

  • Nov 15, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    UK raises terrorism threat level to ‘severe’ after explosion outside Liverpool hospital

    The United Kingdom said that the terrorism threat level in the country has been raised to ‘severe’, reports AFP. The level indicates that an attack is highly likely. 

  • Nov 15, 2021 07:03 PM IST

    Asaduddin Owaisi to expand AIMIM to Rajasthan, contest next state assembly elections

    All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi said that he would expand his party’s presence to Rajasthan in the coming days and would “definitely” contest the state assembly elections there, reports ANI. 

  • Nov 15, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    Overall exports in October estimated at $56.51 billion, growth of 35.16% from last year: Commerce ministry

    The Union ministry of commerce and industry said that the overall exports in October 2021 are estimated to be $56.51 billion, a growth of 35.16% over the same period last year and a growth of 29.13% over October 2019, reports ANI. 

  • Nov 15, 2021 06:38 PM IST

    1 unidentified terrorist killed in encounter at Hyderpora, Srinagar: Police

    The Police said that one unidentified terrorist has been killed during encounter at Hyderpora, Srinagar.

  • Nov 15, 2021 06:13 PM IST

    Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance calls govt officials to address concerns on cryptofinance

    During the meeting between the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance and industry associations and experts on the matter of crypto finance, there was an understanding that cryptocurrency can’t be stopped but it must be regulated, reports ANI.

  • Nov 15, 2021 05:32 PM IST

    Singapore to launch Vaccinated Travel Lane for fully jabbed travelers from India

    Singapore will launch on November 29, a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) for fully vaccinated passengers from India, the country’s diplomatic mission here said in a tweet. 

  • Nov 15, 2021 04:40 PM IST

    PM Modi to lay foundation stone for project by Bharat Dynamics Limited in Jhansi on Nov 19

    Defence secretary Ajay Kumar said that PM Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the first project worth 400 crore for propulsion for anti-tank guided missiles by Bharat Dynamics Limited in Jhansi on November 19. 

    Modi will also hand over the HAL-manufactured Light Combat Helicopter to the Indian Air Force chief and the DRDO-developed advanced electronic warfare suite for the Indian Navy which will be put on its modern warships including the INS Vikrant, reports ANI.

  • Nov 15, 2021 04:01 PM IST

    2 journalists, arrested in Tripura on charges of publishing false news, granted bail 

    Samriddhi Sakunia and Swarna Jha, the two journalists arrested on charges of publishing false news aimed at disrupting communal harmony, have been granted bail by a court in Gomati district, reports ANI.

  • Nov 15, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    Bihar CM rules out review of liquor law

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said that there would be no review of the liquor law in the state.

  • Nov 15, 2021 03:30 PM IST

    Former Mumbai cop Sachin Vaze sent to 14-day judicial custody in extortion case

    Former Mumbai police officer Sachin Vaze has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days till November 29 by a city court. He would be lodged at the Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai.

  • Nov 15, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance meeting to discuss CryptoFinance begins 

    Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance meeting with associations and industry experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges in cryptofinance has begun.

  • Nov 15, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    SP chief Akhilesh Yadav says BJP govt of compromising on quality of Purvanchal Expressway

    Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav accuses BJP government of compromising on quality of Purvanchal Expressway in bid to lower project cost, reports PTI.

  • Nov 15, 2021 02:12 PM IST

    Wholesale inflation rises sharply to 5-month high of 12.54%

    India’s wholesale inflation rose sharply to a five-month high of 12.54% in October led by fuel prices.

  • Nov 15, 2021 01:39 PM IST

    Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh sent to 14-day judicial custody in PMLA case

    Former Home Minister of State Anil Deshmukh send to judicial custody by a Special PMLA Court for fourteen days. Deshmukh was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) under various sections of PMLA. 

  • Nov 15, 2021 12:09 PM IST

    Gopal Rai to hold meeting with Delhi metro, DTC today

    Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai to hold a meeting with DMRC, DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) officers today. Strengthening of public transport in wake of pollution crisis and increasing the number of rounds of Metro and DTC will be taken up for discussion.

  • Nov 15, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    ‘All about bashing farmers’: SC on Delhi govt’s affidavit on air pollution

    During hearing on air pollution in Delhi, Supreme Court says the affidavit by the city government is all about bashing farmers and how the entire cause is stubble burning.

  • Nov 15, 2021 10:51 AM IST

     Ready to implement complete lockdown to control pollution: Delhi govt tells SC

    Delhi Government tells Supreme Court that it is ready to impose complete lockdown in Delhi to control air pollution; suggested the court that it would be meaningful if lockdown is implemented across the NCR areas in neighboring states.

  • Nov 15, 2021 10:28 AM IST

    ‘Today is an emotional day for me’: PM Modi on Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas

    I have spent a large part of my life with tribal brothers and sisters and children. I have been a witness to their joys and sorrows, daily lives and the necessities of their lives. So, today is also an emotional day for me personally, says PM Narendra Modi on Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas.

  • Nov 15, 2021 10:22 AM IST

    Delhi’s AQI improves marginally, still in ‘very poor’ category

    Delhi’s air quality on Monday saw marginal improvement as it reached the lower end of the ‘very poor’ category with Air Quality Index (AQI) at 318, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). Read More

  • Nov 15, 2021 09:17 AM IST

    India sees further fall in daily Covid tally with 10,229 new cases

    India’s daily Covid-19 tally fall to 10,229 on Monday, while the number active cases fall to lowest in 17 months. According to the updated data by the Union health ministry, India’s Active caseload stands at 1,34,096; lowest in 523 days.

  • Nov 15, 2021 08:57 AM IST

    Fire breaks out in Delhi’s Nangloi area; 4 people sustain burn injuries

    Fire broke out a out at a house in Delhi’s Nangloi area, due to an LPG cylinder. Three fire tenders rushed to the site. Four persons sustained burn injuries, news agency ANI reported citing fire department.

  • Nov 15, 2021 08:54 AM IST

    China’s factory output, retail sales see surprise jump in October

    China’s economy showed signs of stabilising in October, according to data on Monday, with retail sales and factory output beating expectations as a power supply crisis appeared to ease.

  • Nov 15, 2021 07:59 AM IST

    Parliamentary committee to meet crypto industry players today

    A parliamentary committee on finance is likely to hold a meeting of top stakeholders of the crypto industry on Monday, according to multiple reports. The meeting, reported to be a closed-door one, will have participants from top crypto exchanges, members of the Blockchain and Crypto Assets Council (BACC) among others.

  • Nov 15, 2021 06:39 AM IST

    Northeast separatism: Colonel’s death brings China role back in focus

    A deadly ambush near the Myanmar border in Manipur that killed five soldiers, including a colonel, his wife and their eight-year-old son, has brought China’s possible support to insurgencies in India’s Northeast back in focus, and the neighbour may be plotting to foment trouble in the region amid border tensions, China watchers and security officials said on Sunday. Read More

  • Nov 15, 2021 06:06 AM IST

    Delhi air pollution: AAP to submit proposal on lockdown today

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi will submit a proposal on lockdown and its modalities to the Supreme Court on Monday, in view of the rising air pollution in the city. It comes days after the apex court had asked the central and city government-led by Arvind Kejriwal to take immediate steps to improve the air quality in Delhi and suggested measures such as stopping vehicles and clamping a lockdown in the national capital.

  • Nov 15, 2021 06:05 AM IST

    Intel to 9-hr gunbattle: How the Gadchiroli encounter unfolded

    There was an eerie silence on Sunday in the hillocks of Alondi, where 26 Maoists were killed in a nine-hour-long encounter by police, with security personnel scanning the jungles in the hunt for rebels, who fled after the security operation a day earlier.

What is the contribution of stubble burning to Delhi’s pollution?

In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change has said that stubble burning is not a major contributor to high levels of pollution in Delhi

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Published on Nov 15, 2021 08:34 PM IST

ByAbhishek Jha and Roshan Kishore

Two terrorists killed in encounter in Srinagar’s Hyderpora: J&K police

  • This development comes following the arrest of two persons identified as Rashid Muzaffar Ganaie and Nasir Mir by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection to the recent attacks on civilians and police personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.

Several civilians and some security personnel have been attacked so far by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.(File photo. Representative image)

Several civilians and some security personnel have been attacked so far by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.(File photo. Representative image)

Published on Nov 15, 2021 08:34 PM IST

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Salman Khurshid’s house in Nainital vandalised, 20 booked

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid’s house in Nainital’s Ramgarh was allegedly vandalised on Monday following controversy over his book in which he has compared Hindutva with terrorist groups Boko Haram and ISIS

Protestors threw inflammable material into the house due to which the wooden door caught fire. (HT photo)

Protestors threw inflammable material into the house due to which the wooden door caught fire. (HT photo)

Updated on Nov 15, 2021 08:37 PM IST

‘Cryptocurrency can’t be stopped but must be regulated’: Parliamentary Committee

  • None of the stakeholders could decide on a regulator for the burgeoning crypto industry, in spite of agreeing that a regulatory mechanism was necessary.

Digital currencies or cryptocurrencies have been creating ripples all over the world(HT_PRINT)

Digital currencies or cryptocurrencies have been creating ripples all over the world(HT_PRINT)

Published on Nov 15, 2021 07:24 PM IST

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

2 women journalists, arrested for reporting on Tripura violence, granted bail

The two, Samriddhi Sakunia and Swarna Jha, were arrested by the Tripura police from a shelter home in Karimganj, Assam.

The bail to the two female journalists has been granted on bail bond of <span class=

The bail to the two female journalists has been granted on bail bond of 75,000 each.(iStock Photo)

Updated on Nov 15, 2021 06:48 PM IST

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

Travellers from these 99 nations allowed quarantine-free entry to India

The decision has been made as a mark of reciprocation since these countries share mutual recognition of Covid-19 vaccination certificates with India or allow quarantine-free entry to Indian nationals.

Travellers from the 99 nations must submit a self-declaration of their fully vaccinated status on Air Suvidha portal, and also produce a negative RT-PCR test report conducted within 72 hours before. (HT PHOTO)

Travellers from the 99 nations must submit a self-declaration of their fully vaccinated status on Air Suvidha portal, and also produce a negative RT-PCR test report conducted within 72 hours before. (HT PHOTO)

Published on Nov 15, 2021 06:38 PM IST

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

RSS worker’s two-wheeler rammed, stabbed to death in front of wife: Kerala cop

Palakkad superintendent of police R Viswanadh said a special investigation team has been constituted to probe the murder of RSS worker A Sanjith. He said the murder appeared to be linked to tensionn between RSS and SDPI workers.

RSS worker A Sanjith was stabbed to death when he was going with his wife in Kerala’s Elapully in Palakkad. (Twitter/@BJP4Keralam)

RSS worker A Sanjith was stabbed to death when he was going with his wife in Kerala’s Elapully in Palakkad. (Twitter/@BJP4Keralam)

Updated on Nov 15, 2021 07:13 PM IST

CPI(M) to hold countrywide protests on Dec 1 against attacks on minorities

BJP spokesman Tom Vadakkan rejected the CPI(M)’s charges and added they were an attempt to slam the BJP and its ideological fountainhead, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

The CPI (M) blamed BJP leaders for instigating the attacks by promoting “highly communal” messages. (ANI Photo)

The CPI (M) blamed BJP leaders for instigating the attacks by promoting “highly communal” messages. (ANI Photo)

Updated on Nov 15, 2021 05:17 PM IST

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