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  • Nov 22, 2021 08:59 PM IST

    Dozens killed in attacks on DR Congo villages, displaced camp, reports AFP

    Dozens of people were killed in attacks on villages and a centre for the internally displaced in DR Congo’s northeastern Ituri province, news agency AFP quoted a military source as saying on Monday.

    Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source further told AFP that attacks on Sunday night in Djugu territory resulted in “dozens of deaths”.

  • Nov 22, 2021 07:57 PM IST

    Bengaluru airport becomes 1st facility in South Asia to commission Rosenbauer firefighting equipment, reports PTI

    Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, has commissioned a state-of-the-art firefighting system Rosenbauer Tactical Simulator, making it the first facility in South Asia to have this high-tech equipment, news agency PTI quoted BIAL as saying on Monday.

  • Nov 22, 2021 07:24 PM IST

    Air India board members may resign soon 

    With Tatas taking over Air India from January 2022, the board members of the airline have been asked to resign, people familiar with the development said on Monday. Air India board of directors were asked to resign in their meeting that took place last week.

  • Nov 22, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    Pak PM allows humanitarian aid for Afghanistan sent by India to pass though nation

    Pakistan PM Imran Khan announces Pakistan will allow the 50,000 MT of wheat India has offered to provide Afghanistan as humanitarian assistance to go through Pakistan as soon as modalities are finalized with the Indian side

  • Nov 22, 2021 06:14 PM IST

    TMC youth wing leader Saayoni Ghosh granted bail by Tripura Court

    TMC youth wing leader Saayoni Ghosh, who allegedly disturbed CM Biplab Deb’s public meeting, granted bail by Tripura court.

  • Nov 22, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    Congress announces candidates for elections to Maharashtra Legislative Council

    The Congress on Monday fielded Satej alias Bunty D Patil and Gaurav Devendralal Wani for the biennial elections to Maharashtra Legislative Council from local authorities’ constituencies, reports ANI.

  • Nov 22, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    Shah seeks report from Tripura CM on police brutality allegedly faced by TMC workers

    Union home minister Amit Shah has sought report from Tripura chief minister Biplab Dev on police brutality allegedly faced by TMC workers. 

  • Nov 22, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    Patalpani railway station in Indore to be renamed as Tantya Mama railway station

    Patalpani railway station in Indore to be renamed as Tantya Mama railway station, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announces.

  • Nov 22, 2021 04:16 PM IST

    TMC MPs reach Amit Shah’s residence against alleged police brutality

    A delegation of TMC MPs has reached the residence of Union home minister Amit Shah to meet him over the alleged police brutality in Tripura.

  • Nov 22, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    Harish Rawat-Trivendra Singh Rawat meeting sparks fresh speculations in Uttarakhand

    BJP leader Trivendra Singh Rawat and Congress’ Harish Rawat met on Monday, people familiar with the development said. Even as both the leaders termed it a courtesy meeting to enquire about each other’s health, the political analysts termed it a “display of power politics” especially by Trivendra Singh.

  • Nov 22, 2021 03:56 PM IST

    Bombay HC grants relief to Rahul Gandhi

    Bombay high court directs Metropolitan Magistrate to defer hearing on a defamation complaint filed by a BJP worker beyond December 20, 2021.

  • Nov 22, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    ‘Will give 1000 per month to every adult woman in Punjab’

    If we form govt in Punjab in 2022, then we will give every woman of the state, who is above 18 years of age, 1000 per month. If a family has 3 female members then each will get 1000. This’ll be the world’s biggest women empowerment program: Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi CM

  • Nov 22, 2021 02:46 PM IST

    Chhattisgarh announces 2% reduction in VAT on diesel, 1% reduction on petrol

    The Chhattisgarh government on Monday announced a 2% reduction in VAT on diesel and 1% reduction on petrol. In a statament, the Chhattisgarh CMO said that the government will incur a loss of around 1,000 crores. 

  • Nov 22, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    Mamata says she will raise matter of alleged police brutality in Tripura with PM Modi during a meet 

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said she will raise the alleged police brutality against TMC leaders in Tripura during a meeting with PM Modi .

  • Nov 22, 2021 02:30 PM IST

    All-party meet called ahead of Parliament session, reports ANI

    An all-party meet has been called ahead of Parliament Winter Session slated for November 28, reports news agency ANI, citing sources.

    According to ANI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi may also attend the meet.

  • Nov 22, 2021 02:06 PM IST

    BJP leader in Maharashtra joins Congress in the presence of state Minister Nitin Raut

    Dr Ravindra Bhoyar, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and corporator, joined the Congress party in Nagpur in presence of Maharashtra minister Nitin Raut.

  • Nov 22, 2021 01:28 PM IST

    Delhi lifts ban on construction, demolition as air quality improves

    Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said on Monday that his government has lifted the ban on construction and demolition activities in the city in view of an improvement in air 

  • Nov 22, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    SC shields ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh from arrest in 6 FIRs

    The Supreme Court on Monday has protected former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh from arrest in 6 First lodged against him in Maharashtra. He has been asked to join the investigation.

  • Nov 22, 2021 12:31 PM IST

    Ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh is in India, lawyer tells SC

    Param Bir Singh, the former commissioner of Mumbai Police, is in India and does want to abscond, his lawyer told the Supreme Court on Monday. 

  • Nov 22, 2021 12:02 PM IST

    ‘Elbow room for 5G rollout’: Bharti Airtel hikes prepaid mobile tariffs from Nov 26

    Telecom giant Bharti Airtel on Monday said it will increase rates of its prepaid mobile plans by at least 20 per cent later this week. The company said the move will give Airtel the elbow room to roll out 5G in India. Read more

  • Nov 22, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    Unexpected rainfall in Karnataka led to huge crop loss, says CM Bommai

    Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Monday that unexpected rainfall in the state has led to huge crop loss. “I’ve asked for an immediate report on the compensation (of 685 crores). 130 crores have already been released for previous crop loss,” Bommai told news agency ANI. 

  • Nov 22, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    No Covid-19 cases recorded in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for a week

    Andaman and Nicobar Islands has not reported a single infection due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for seven consecutive days, and the caseload remains unchanged at 7,646. Previously, the Union Territory recorded four new cases on Novermber 14. 

  • Nov 22, 2021 10:39 AM IST

    From today, Western Railway introduces 8 more AC local trains in Mumbai

    From Monday, the Western Railway (WR) will introduce eight more air-conditioned local train services in Mumbai, taking the total number to 20. Read more

  • Nov 22, 2021 10:25 AM IST

    Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman to be awarded the Vir Chakra today

    Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman, who shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet in 2019, will be awarded the Vir Chakra today.

  • Nov 22, 2021 10:16 AM IST

    SP workers perform ‘havan’ to celebrate party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav’s birthday

    Workers of the Samajwadi Party (SP) celebrated party founder and patron Mulayam Singh Yadav’s birthday on Monday by cutting a cake and performing a ‘havan’ at the party office in Lucknow.

  • Nov 22, 2021 09:17 AM IST

    India sees decline in daily Covid-19 tally with 8,488 new cases

    India’s tally on Monday saw a major decline after 8,488 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry’s update at 8 am. Read more

  • Nov 22, 2021 08:17 AM IST

    BJP, TMC denied permission to hold rallies in Tripura

    The Tripura Police on Monday denied permission to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) told hold rallies and roadshows in Agartala today in view escalating tensions in the city. Read more

  • Nov 22, 2021 08:08 AM IST

    SUV plows into Wisconsin Christmas parade, some deaths reported

    A SUV plowed through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, striking more than 20 people including children and causing “some fatalities,” the city’s police chief said. 

  • Nov 22, 2021 07:56 AM IST

    Mizoram reports 212 new Covid-19 cases, 2 more deaths

    Mizoram on Monday reported 212 new Covid-19 cases and two more deaths, which pushed the caseload and death toll to 131,897 and 479 respectively. 

  • Nov 22, 2021 07:32 AM IST

    US trade representative Katherine Tai to begin India visit today

    United States Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai will on Monday visit India for two days and hold discussions with officials on enhancing trade and economic ties between the two countries. This is Tai’s first visit to India after she assumed office in March. Read more

  • Nov 22, 2021 07:07 AM IST

    United States: 20 injured in Wisconsin after vehicle plows into Christmas parade

    A vehicle plowed into a Christmas parade in the US state of Wisconsin on Sunday, injuring more than 20 people, news agency AFP reported citing police officials.

  • Nov 22, 2021 07:03 AM IST

    Karnataka rains: 24 people dead, 658 houses completely damaged

    As many as 24 people have died in Karnataka due to heavy rains while 658 houses have been completely damaged, according to a statement by the chief minister’s office (CMO). 

  • Nov 22, 2021 06:21 AM IST

    Kejriwal to begin 2-day visit to Punjab, will make big announcements in Moga

    Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP’s) national convener Arvind Kejriwal will on Monday begin his two-day visit to Punjab, where assembly elections are due next year. Read more

  • Nov 22, 2021 06:14 AM IST

    Fresh protests against Covid-19 restrictions break out in Europe

    A fresh wave of protests broke out in many European cities and in some French overseas territories on Sunday against the Covid-19 restrictions which have been reintroduced to ward off the spread of the virus. 

    There were fresh demonstrations in Austria, where the government is imposing a new lockdown and vaccine mandate. In Belgium, violence was reported during a protest in the capital city of Brussels which was attended by 35,000 people. On the other hand, protests continued in several Dutch cities for a third consecutive day. 

     

Indian Railways cancels 10 special trains for 3 months. Check full list here

  • The chief public relations officer (CPRO) of the Western Railways Sumit Thakur also shared the full list of cancelled trains.

The Western Railway announced that six pairs of special trains between Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat will be cancelled during the winter season citing operational issues.(HT File)

The Western Railway announced that six pairs of special trains between Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat will be cancelled during the winter season citing operational issues.(HT File)

Published on Nov 22, 2021 09:04 PM IST

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Indian economy will face crisis if…’ Here’s what SC-appointed panel member said

Calling the demand for MSP ‘unsustainable’, Anil Ghanwat warned that if the Centre agrees to the demand for extending MSPs to 23 crops it would drive the country to bankruptcy.

Even as farmers' unions lauded the Centre's announcement to roll back the three agricultural laws, they stuck to their demand for a legislation guaranteeing the minimum support price for crops.(File photo / AFP)

Even as farmers’ unions lauded the Centre’s announcement to roll back the three agricultural laws, they stuck to their demand for a legislation guaranteeing the minimum support price for crops.(File photo / AFP)

Published on Nov 22, 2021 08:53 PM IST

India quietly marks 50 years of key battle before 1971 war began

India on Monday quietly marked the 50th anniversary of a key battle in erstwhile East Pakistan, 11 days before India and Pakistan officially went to war in 1971, in which the Indian Army completely wiped out a Pakistani tank squadron, the Indian Air Force shot down three enemy fighter jets and an estimated 300 Pakistani soldiers were killed or injured, according to military historians who have studied the battle in detail

IAF (File photo)

IAF (File photo)

Published on Nov 22, 2021 08:13 PM IST

Southern states to receive more rain as govts assess damages

  • Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will receive light to moderate scattered or fairly widespread rainfall for the rest of the week. 

A view of a flooded area in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. (AP)

A view of a flooded area in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. (AP)

Published on Nov 22, 2021 08:03 PM IST

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

First national survey of domestic workers launched

Domestic workers are believed to be a million strong, but there is little official information on their actual numbers

File photo: Union labour minister Bhupender Yadav. (@byadavbjp/Twitter)

File photo: Union labour minister Bhupender Yadav. (@byadavbjp/Twitter)

Updated on Nov 22, 2021 08:02 PM IST

Tripura court grants bail to Trinamool Congress youth leader Saayoni Ghosh

Saayoni Ghosh’s arrest came a day before Trinamool Congress national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee’s scheduled roadshow in Agartala ahead of the civic polls.

Tripura police arrested Trinamool Congress youth leader Saayoni Ghosh on Sunday on charges of attempt-to-murder and disrupting peace. (File photo / ANI)

Tripura police arrested Trinamool Congress youth leader Saayoni Ghosh on Sunday on charges of attempt-to-murder and disrupting peace. (File photo / ANI)

Published on Nov 22, 2021 06:40 PM IST

President Kovind confers Shaurya Chakra posthumously on armed personnel 

The President conferred the award on Lance Naik Sandeep Singh of 4 Para (Special Forces) for killing a foreign terrorist and injuring two others in an operation in J&K in 2018. His wife Gurpreet Kaur received the award.

Lance Naik Sandeep Singh's wife Gurpreet Kaur received the award. (ANI Twitter)

Lance Naik Sandeep Singh’s wife Gurpreet Kaur received the award. (ANI Twitter)

Updated on Nov 22, 2021 06:51 PM IST

Not against MSP, but open-ended procurement a problem: Anil Ghanwat

Anil Ghanwat said if a law on MSP is made as demanded by protesting farm unions, all farmers would demand MSP on their crops and nobody would be in a position to earn anything out of it.

Farmer union leaders have stated the year-old agitation would continue until issues such as legal guarantee for MSP were resolved.(HT Photo)

Farmer union leaders have stated the year-old agitation would continue until issues such as legal guarantee for MSP were resolved.(HT Photo)

Published on Nov 22, 2021 05:31 PM IST

News updates from HT: New portfolios assigned to Rajasthan ministers

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Rajasthan CM Ashok Ghelot and Rajasthan governor Kalraj Mishra pose with new cabinet ministers after the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Jaipur(PTI Photo)

Rajasthan CM Ashok Ghelot and Rajasthan governor Kalraj Mishra pose with new cabinet ministers after the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Jaipur(PTI Photo)

Updated on Nov 22, 2021 05:12 PM IST

TMC MPs meet Shah; home min says will seek report from Tripura CM Biplab Deb

  • The Trinamool MPs said on Sunday that they would protest against the alleged disruptions caused by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers during campaigning in the northeastern state.

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs Saugata Roy, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy (R) and others ahead of meeting home minister Amit Shah, seen protesting in Parliament. (ANI Photo)

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs Saugata Roy, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy (R) and others ahead of meeting home minister Amit Shah, seen protesting in Parliament. (ANI Photo)

Updated on Nov 22, 2021 06:05 PM IST

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Two former Uttarakhand chief ministers meet, spark speculation

M M Semwal, a political science professor at Garhwal Central University, ruled out the possibility of Trivendra Singh Rawat joining Congress and called the meeting a pressure tactic

The two posted photographs of their meeting on Facebook and said they met to ask about each other’s well-being. (HT Photo)

The two posted photographs of their meeting on Facebook and said they met to ask about each other’s well-being. (HT Photo)

Published on Nov 22, 2021 04:52 PM IST

Cold wave conditions likely in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan over next two days

Weak La Nina conditions, which are also associated with colder winters in northwest India, are prevailing over the equatorial Pacific region, according to weather experts

People take a ride on a boat to feed seagulls near the banks of the Yamuna river amid fog in New Delhi on Sunday. (AFP)

People take a ride on a boat to feed seagulls near the banks of the Yamuna river amid fog in New Delhi on Sunday. (AFP)

Published on Nov 22, 2021 04:36 PM IST

Will tell PM Modi Centre can’t control us with new BSF law: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee said she will meet Trinamool Congress party’s members of Parliament who are staging an agitation outside the office of Amit Shah after she arrives in Delhi

Banerjee also expressed concern about the alleged attacks on her party workers in Tripura ahead of the November 25 civic body elections there. (PTI Photo/File/Representative use)

Banerjee also expressed concern about the alleged attacks on her party workers in Tripura ahead of the November 25 civic body elections there. (PTI Photo/File/Representative use)

Published on Nov 22, 2021 04:34 PM IST

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