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Updated on Jan 01, 2022 10:34 PM IST

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  • Jan 01, 2022 09:12 PM IST

    Two liquor shops in northeast Delhi’s Seelampur shut

    Two liquor shops in Seelampur in North East Delhi have been slapped with fines of 10,000 and 20,000 for violation of Covid-19 norms.

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:27 PM IST

    Two markets in northeast Delhi shut till 10am on Jan 2 over flouting Covid norms

    Two markets in North-East district – Shani Market, E-block, 4 1/2 Pushta, Sonia Vihar and Johripur Shani Market – have been closed with effect from 4 pm on January 1 upto 10 am on Jan 2 due to Covid appreciate behavior violations.

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:22 PM IST

    Indian Army, China’s PLA troops exchange sweets, greetings at LAC on New Year

    India and Chinese troops exchange sweets and greetings at several border posts along Line of Actual Control including in eastern Ladakh to mark New Year, news agency PTI reported quoting officials.

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:19 PM IST

    Earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hits Afghanistan-Tajikistan border, tremors felt in J&K

    An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred 84-km South East of Fayzabad in Afghanistan, bordering Tajikistan, stated National Center for Seismology.

    It was also felt in Jammu and Kashmir at 6:45pm today, said Disaster Management Kashmir.

  • Jan 01, 2022 06:48 PM IST

    Delhi begins New Year with over 2,000 Covid cases, logs 1st death due to virus in 2022

  • Jan 01, 2022 06:40 PM IST

    Mumbai reports 6,347 new Covid cases, over 5,000 patients are asymptomatic: BMC data

    Mumbai has reported 6,347 fresh COVID cases (5,712 asymptomatic), 451 recoveries, and one death today.

  • Jan 01, 2022 06:25 PM IST

    Karnataka minister BC Nagesh tests positive for Covid-19

    Karnataka Minister BC Nagesh says he has tested positive for COVID-19

    “I have quarantined myself & are taking all the necessary precautions and medication required,” he says.

  • Jan 01, 2022 05:47 PM IST

    Calcutta HC proceedings to be virtual only from Jan 3 amid rising Covid-19 fears

    “It is hereby notified for information of all concerned that in view of the threat of the imminent third wave of the Covid pandemic and also the alarming rise in the number of Covid affected cases… the Court proceedings shall be through virtual mode only,” read the official notice.

  • Jan 01, 2022 04:54 PM IST

    4 people killed in landslide at mining site in Bhiwani

    Four people have died in the landslide at a mining site in Bhiwani, said Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij.

  • Jan 01, 2022 04:25 PM IST

    Delhi Police issues 657 challans on New Year’s eve

    On the New Year eve on Dec 31, Delhi Traffic Police issued 657 challans including 36 for drink & drive, 103 for dangerous driving, 370 for riding without helmet, 48 for triple riding, and 100 for other traffic-related offences, the police informed.

  • Jan 01, 2022 04:15 PM IST

    Over 6,000 NGOs lose foreign funding license in a day: MHA data

    Licenses under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010, required to receive foreign funding, of more than 12,580 non-profit organisations (NGOs) have ceased as on Saturday. Read full story

  • Jan 01, 2022 02:17 PM IST

    PM Modi lists five powers of FPOs

    PM Modi said that the farmer product organizations (FPO) have five big powers. 

    The first is better bargaining, that is, bargaining power.

    The second power that farmers have got from FPOs is that of trade on a large scale.

    The third force is innovation.

    The fourth power in FPO is risk management. Together, you can better assess challenges and create ways to deal with them.

    And the fifth power is the ability to change according to the market.

  • Jan 01, 2022 02:10 PM IST

    Efforts on to make biofuel from agricultural residues: Modi

    PM Modi said that efforts are being undertaken to enable farmers make money from crop residues, stubble, etc. “Hundreds of new units are being set up across the country to make biofuel from agricultural residues,” he said.

  • Jan 01, 2022 01:53 PM IST

    Need to fulfil national interests while fighting Covid: Modi 

    PM Modi said that the country must accelerate its pace in 2022. “Corona has its challenges, but Corona cannot stop India’s pace. India will also fight Corona with full caution and vigilance and will also fulfill its national interests,” he said. 

  • Jan 01, 2022 01:51 PM IST

    Modi highlights India’s 2070 net zero target, hydrogen mission

    Highlighting India’s net zero target by 2070, Modi said that the country was leading the world in efforts against climate change. “Today India is working on hydrogen mission, taking lead in electric vehicles,” he said. 

  • Jan 01, 2022 01:49 PM IST

    India opened Sainik Schools to women in 2021: Modi

    Sainik Schools in India also began accepting women candidates in 2021, PM Modi said. 

    “Last year, India opened the doors of the National Defense Academy to women and also started an effort to increase the age of marriage of daughters from 18 to 21 years i.e. equal to that of sons,” he said. 

  • Jan 01, 2022 01:46 PM IST

    UPI transactions in 2021 topped 70 lakh crore; over 50,000 start-ups working today: Modi

    During his speech, Modi said that transactions worth 70 lakh crore were done through UPI in 2021 in the country. Also, more than 50,000 start-ups are working in the country currently . More than 10,000 of them started working in the last 6 months, Modi noted.

  • Jan 01, 2022 01:44 PM IST

    Economy growing at over 8%; GST collection, forex reserves, foreign investments at record level: Modi

    PM Modi said that the growth rate of the country’s economy was over 8%.

    Foreign investments, forex reserves and GST collections were also at record levels, he added.

  • Jan 01, 2022 01:41 PM IST

    ‘Time to start new vibrant journey’: PM Modi on completion of 75 years of Independence in 2022

    PM Modi said that it is time to start a “new vibrant journey” of the country’s resolves in the year India will complete 75 years of independence. 

    “Today, as we enter the new year, taking inspiration from our efforts of the past year, we have to move towards new resolutions. This year, we will complete 75 years of our Independence. This is the time to start a new vibrant journey of the country’s resolves, to move forward with renewed vigour,” he said.

  • Jan 01, 2022 01:18 PM IST

    Police say 2 injured, several missing after landslide in mining quarry in Haryana, reports ANI

    Following a landslide in a mining quarry in Bhiwani, Haryana, state police said that two people were missing and several others were injured, reports ANI. 

  • Jan 01, 2022 12:49 PM IST

    PM Modi transfers 20,000 crore to over 10 crore farmer families under PM-KISAN

    PM Modi transferred 20,000 crore to more than 10 crore beneficiary farmer families under the PM-KISAN scheme.

  • Jan 01, 2022 12:00 PM IST

    Vaishno Devi stampede: 15 injured brought to hospital, 4 in ICU, says doctor

    Following the stampede at Vaishno Devi shrine, 15 injured people were brought to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital. Of the injured, four were admitted to the ICU, reports ANI citing Dr JP Singh, a neurosurgeon at the hospital.  

    “11 people were stable, out of which three to four people were discharged after first aid. Around five are still under treatment,” he said. 

  • Jan 01, 2022 11:56 AM IST

    Delhi’s Covid-19 positivity at 2.44%, cases rapidly increasing: Satyendar Jain

    Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said that the number of Covid-19 cases is rapidly increasing in the national capital and the positivity rate was at 2.44%, reports ANI. 

  • Jan 01, 2022 10:38 AM IST

    10 ministers, over 20 MLAs test Covid-19 positive in Maharashtra: Deputy CM 

    Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar said that 10 ministers and over 20 MLAs tested Covid-19 positive in the state, reports ANI.

  • Jan 01, 2022 09:57 AM IST

    PAGD leaders under house arrest ahead of protest against: Alliance spokesperson

    PAGD leaders have been placed under house arrest ahead of their march to protest against the recommendations of Delimitation Commission, reports PTI citing a spokesperson of the alliance.

  • Jan 01, 2022 09:41 AM IST

    India reports 22,775 new Covid-19 cases, Omicron tally at 1,431

    With 22,775 new Covid-19 cases, the total caseload reached 3,48,61,579. Also, 406 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. Active caseload went past the 100,000-mark again and stood at 104,781. 

    The Omicron tally stood at 1,431, according to the latest data from the health ministry. 

  • Jan 01, 2022 08:31 AM IST

    Union ministers express grief over Vaishno Devi stampede, Jitendra Singh to visit Katra

    Union ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh expressed grief over the deaths at Vaishno Devi shrine due to a stampede and Jitendra Singh said that he would Katra to assess the situation.

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:49 AM IST

    Vaishno Devi stampede: J&K admin announces ex-gratia of 10 lakh to those dead

    Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha announced an ex-gratia of Rs10 lakh each to the families of those who lost their lives after the stampede at Vaishno Devi. He also said 2 lakh would be given to the injured. Shrine board will bear the cost of the treatment of injured, he added.

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:23 AM IST

    12 dead, 13 injured in stampede at Vaishno Devi: J&K Police 

    As many as 12 people died and 13 others were injured in the stampede at Vaishno Devi shrine, reports ANI citing Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbagh Singh. 

    “The incident occurred around 2.45 am, and as per initial reports, an argument broke out which resulted in people pushing each other, followed by stampede,” he said.

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  • Jan 01, 2022 07:18 AM IST

    Vaishno Devi stampede: PM announces 2 lakh ex-gratia to families of those dead,   50,000 to injured

    PM Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each to the families of those who lost their lives at the stampede at Vaishno Devi shrine. Also, 50,000 would be given to those injured, he said. The amount would be given from the PMNRF.

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:15 AM IST

    ‘Extremely saddened’ says PM Modi on deaths due to stampede at Vaishno Devi 

    PM Modi said that he took stock of the situation at Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, where at least 12 people died due to a stampede earlier today. 

    “Extremely saddened by the loss of lives due to a stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Spoke to JK LG Shri @manojsinha_Ji, Ministers Shri @DrJitendraSingh Ji, @nityanandraibjp Ji and took stock of the situation,” Modi tweeted. 

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:12 AM IST

    PM Modi wishes ‘abundance of joy and good health’ in New Year greetings

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the country on New Year 2022. “Happy 2022! May this year bring abundance of joy and good health in everyone’s lives. May we keep scaling new heights of progress and prosperity, and work even harder to fulfil the dreams of our great freedom fighters,” he tweeted.

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:05 AM IST

    Update: 12 dead in stampede at J&K’s Vaishno Devi shrine

    At least 12 people died in the stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir, reports ANI citing block medical officer Gopal Dutt. “Casualties from Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and 1 from J&K. More details awaited. Injured being taken to Naraina Hospital after rescue,” he said.

  • Jan 01, 2022 07:03 AM IST

    At least 6 people dead in stampede at J&K’s Vaishno Devi shrine

    At least six people died after a stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan, reports ANI citing officials.  

    “Exact number not there yet. Their post mortem will be done. Injured being taken to Naraina hospital, total number of injured not confirmed either,” said Dr Gopal Dutt, block medical officer, Community Health Centre..

Vaishno Devi stampede: Probe panel directed to submit report within a week

  • Earlier in the day, Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha ordered an inquiry into the stampede that killed as many as 12 people and left 15 others injured.

The Vaishno Devi yatra was suspended for a short while due to the stampede but resumed later.(ANI Photo)

The Vaishno Devi yatra was suspended for a short while due to the stampede but resumed later.(ANI Photo)

Published on Jan 01, 2022 10:26 PM IST

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UK may offer cheaper, easier visas to clinch trade deal with India: Report

one option being looked at is a scheme similar to that agreed as part of the UK’s FTA with Australia, which would allow young Indians the chance to come and work in the UK for up to three years.

Another option would be to cut visa fees for students, thereby allowing them to stay in the UK for a period after they graduate.(AFP)

Another option would be to cut visa fees for students, thereby allowing them to stay in the UK for a period after they graduate.(AFP)

Published on Jan 01, 2022 10:22 PM IST

Omicron lockdown: New restrictions for 10 days in Gurugram, 4 Haryana districts

All sports complexes, swimming pools will remain closed. Offices for these 10 days will function with 50% staff attendance while malls and markets are allowed to open till 5pm. Bars and restaurants are allowed to operate with 50% seating capacity, the government order said.

Amid Omicron rise, new restrictions imposed in Haryana districts.

Amid Omicron rise, new restrictions imposed in Haryana districts.

Published on Jan 01, 2022 09:41 PM IST

How many Covid cases India may see daily if a surge hits. What experts said

Maharashtra additional chief secretary (health) Dr Pradeep Vyas has recently predicted that Maharashtra may report a total of two lakh active COVID-19 cases by the third week of January.

Under the mini-lockdown in Delhi, metro trains are operating at 50% seating capacity.(PTI)

Under the mini-lockdown in Delhi, metro trains are operating at 50% seating capacity.(PTI)

Published on Jan 01, 2022 09:12 PM IST

HT THIS DAY: January 2, 1988 — Jayalalitha made Gen Secy; parallel meetings called

Six office-bearers of the AIADMK today challenged the election of Ms Jayalalitha as general secretary of the party. In a joint statement here today, they said the election was against the rules of the party laid down by Mr Ramachandran, the founder of the party

A screengrab of the Hindustan Times on January 2, 1988.

A screengrab of the Hindustan Times on January 2, 1988.

Published on Jan 01, 2022 08:03 PM IST

December GST nears 1.30 lakh crore, Fin Min expects trend to continue

The indirect tax revenue, a weathervane of economic health, in November surged to 1,31,526 lakh crore, the second highest since the new tax regime was launched in July 2017 on robust recovery of business activities after the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic and increased compliance.

Despite lower number of e-way bills, GST revenue is robust mainly because of increased contributions from services, experts said. (Image used for representation). (PTI PHOTO.)

Despite lower number of e-way bills, GST revenue is robust mainly because of increased contributions from services, experts said. (Image used for representation). (PTI PHOTO.)

Published on Jan 01, 2022 07:37 PM IST

‘India needs to accelerate its growth; cannot allow covid to hinder it’: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed that the country will continue to fight the pandemic with “full caution and vigilance”, and also take care of the national interest.

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases the 10th instalment under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme, through video conferencing,(ANI)

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases the 10th instalment under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme, through video conferencing,(ANI)

Published on Jan 01, 2022 06:46 PM IST

On TMC’s foundation day, chief Mamata calls for strengthening of federal structure

The TMC, which returned to power in West Bengal with a thumping victory for the third consecutive row in May, 2021, is now expanding its footprint beyond West Bengal ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee waves at her supporters as she departs for Kolkata after her three-day visit to Gangasagar, in South 24 Parganas district. (PTI PHOTO.)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee waves at her supporters as she departs for Kolkata after her three-day visit to Gangasagar, in South 24 Parganas district. (PTI PHOTO.)

Updated on Jan 01, 2022 06:14 PM IST

Post-stubble burning, why Delhi sees a second spike in pollution in December

  • It is the second spell that is more worrying in the pollution fight as it occurs due to high background emissions in the region

Delhi is not the only contributor to this second spell, with pollution from NCR floating towards Delhi just as much(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Delhi is not the only contributor to this second spell, with pollution from NCR floating towards Delhi just as much(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Published on Jan 01, 2022 05:38 PM IST

List of some major stampedes at temples, other religious congregations in India

The recent Mata Vaishno Devi stampede left 12 people dead, however, this isn’t the first time such a stampede has occurred in India. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Devotees tweeted his condolences to the family of the devotees who died in the Vaishno Devi stampede, saying he was “extremely saddened” by the accident. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Devotees tweeted his condolences to the family of the devotees who died in the Vaishno Devi stampede, saying he was “extremely saddened” by the accident. 

Published on Jan 01, 2022 05:21 PM IST

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