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  • Feb 13, 2022 11:48 PM IST

    US, Japan, South Korea declare unity against North Korea

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met his Japanese and South Korean counterparts on Saturday in Hawaii to discuss the threat posed by North Korea after Pyongyang began the year with several missile tests. “We are absolutely united in our approach, in our determination,” Blinken said after his talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong, according to AFP. Read here.

  • Feb 13, 2022 10:50 PM IST

    Assam lifts all Covid-19-related curbs amid Covid-19 let up

    Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said that his government has decided to withdraw all compulsory Covid-19 testing facilities at airports, railway stations and hospitals from February 15. 

    Also, all restrictions including the ongoing night curfew, other Covid-19 curbs including a ban on social-religious gatherings will stand withdrawn, the chief minister said in a tweet.

    A detailed order regarding the same will be realeased on February 14, Sarma said.

  • Feb 13, 2022 10:28 PM IST

    Eknath Shinde’s security upgraded after alleged letter from Naxals: Thane crime branch  

    Maharashtra urban development minister Eknath Shinde has received a letter allegedly sent by Naxals, following which his security was heightened, news agency ANI reported Thane’s crime branch as saying.

    The police have registered a case and launched an investigation into the matter.

  • Feb 13, 2022 10:21 PM IST

    UP election 2022: Full list of Assembly seats going to polls in second phase

    The stage is set for the second phase of polling for Uttar Pradesh Assembly election. Voters from 55 assembly constituencies spread across nine districts will exercise their franchise on Monday. Read more

  • Feb 13, 2022 07:29 PM IST

    Maharashtra sees further dip in Covid count at 3,502 fresh infections

    Maharashtra on Sunday reported 3,502 fresh cases of Covid-19 infection and 17 related deaths in the past 24 hours. Of the total cases, 288 cases were from Mumbai.  

  • Feb 13, 2022 06:00 PM IST

    Delhi’s fresh Covid cases fall further to 804, daily positivity rate dips to 1.5%

    Delhi on Sunday reported 804 fresh cases of coronavirus infections, taking the daily positivity rate to below 2 per cent (1.5). Read here

  • Feb 13, 2022 05:42 PM IST

    No one becomes Samajwadi just because of their name: Rajnath 

    Those who claim to be Samajwadis aren’t even remotely linked to Samajwad (socialism). No one becomes Samajwadi just because of their name. Those who does appeasement politics & try to form Govt by diving the society can never be Samajwadi: Union defence minister Rajnath Singh

  • Feb 13, 2022 01:57 PM IST

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, AAP’s Punjab CM face Bhagwant Mann hold roadshow in Amritsar

  • Feb 13, 2022 12:34 PM IST

    ‘Channi to lose from both constituencies,’ Kejriwal ahead of Punjab polls

    “Congress party has become a circus in Punjab. Channi Sahab is going to lose from both Assembly constituencies. AAP is going to defeat him. He’ll never be the CM when he can’t be an MLA,” Delhi chief minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal, in Amritsar.

  • Feb 13, 2022 12:16 PM IST

    2 persons detained near J&K technical airport; details awaited

    Two persons detained near the technical airport in Jammu; further investigation underway, said Jammu & Kashmir Police, as reported by ANI. Details awaited.

  • Feb 13, 2022 12:07 PM IST

    Impeachment motion against Nepal’s sitting Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana

    An impeachment motion has been registered against sitting Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana at Parliament Secretariat of Nepal following allegations of politicking against him.

  • Feb 13, 2022 12:03 PM IST

    Hijab row: Section 144 imposed around schools in Udupi

    The Udupi district administration in Karnataka has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC in areas around all high schools in the district from Monday till February 19. The move comes as part of a precautionary measure as the schools are reopening Monday after the holiday declared by the state government in view of the hijab-saffron shawl controversy.

  • Feb 13, 2022 10:33 AM IST

    Watch: ITBP personnel train at -25 degrees C on high-altitude Uttarakhand border

  • Feb 13, 2022 09:21 AM IST

    India reports 44,877 new Covid cases in last 24 hours, positivity rate dips to 3.17%

    India registered 44,877 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, taking the positivity rate down to 3.17 per cent. The country’s active caseload now stands at 5,37,045, or 1.26 per cent of the total cases.

  • Feb 13, 2022 09:04 AM IST

    Poll parties brave through severe weather conditions in Uttarakhand ahead of February 14 elections

  • Feb 13, 2022 08:19 AM IST

    Maharashtra man arrested for raping mentally-challenged woman in Palghar

    A 48-year-old accused arrested for raping a mentally challenged woman in Manor town of Palghar district in Maharashtra. The accused was allegedly raping a woman from his village for the last five months, says police.

  • Feb 13, 2022 06:23 AM IST

    EC relaxes poll campaign time limit, allows rallies with attendance caps from today

    The Election Commission of India on Saturday eased campaign norms, increasing the time limit as between 6am and 10pm instead of earlier 8am to 8pm. The EC also allowed rallies or padyatras with a limited attendance as permitted by the district authorities.

Udupi BJP MLA alleges int’l conspiracy in hijab stir, demands NIA probe

Earlier on Saturday, Bhat, who is also a president of the college development committee at Women’s Government PU College, had said, “Campus Front of India (CFI) wants political gain. Our six girls are innocent but in their control. They had special training in a hidden place.”

Udupi BJP MLA Raghupathi Bhat demanded National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe claiming that it is an international conspiracy. (ANI)

Udupi BJP MLA Raghupathi Bhat demanded National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe claiming that it is an international conspiracy. (ANI)

Published on Feb 13, 2022 11:56 PM IST

Hope Supreme Court accepts state OBC survey: Siddaramaiah

He added that, though Political representation was not part of the working mandate of Kantharaj who led the Backward Classes Commission, the details of political representation of people of all the castes were collected. Supreme Court may consider the survey if the state government highlights this point.

Former Karnataka chief minister and Opposition leader Siddaramaiah said that Karnataka was the first state in the country to give political reservation to OBCs in Zilla and Taluk Panchayats. (PTI)

Former Karnataka chief minister and Opposition leader Siddaramaiah said that Karnataka was the first state in the country to give political reservation to OBCs in Zilla and Taluk Panchayats. (PTI)

Published on Feb 13, 2022 11:55 PM IST

Karnataka high court verdict on online gambling ban likely today

The Basavaraj Bommai-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led state government had tabled and passed The Karnataka Police (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which, among other changes, has banned “any act of risking money, or otherwise on the unknown result of an event including on a game of skill.”

The online gaming industry, which gained significant traction during the Covid-19 pandemic-induced lockdown, is slated to grow from 360 million gamers to 510 million by 2022, according to a 2021 report by the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) and EY. (AFP)

The online gaming industry, which gained significant traction during the Covid-19 pandemic-induced lockdown, is slated to grow from 360 million gamers to 510 million by 2022, according to a 2021 report by the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) and EY. (AFP)

Published on Feb 13, 2022 11:53 PM IST

ByHT Correspondent, Udupi

Karnataka logs 2,372 fresh Covid cases, 27 deaths

Of the new cases, 1,059 were from Bengaluru Urban that saw 2,501 people being discharged and 7 virus-related deaths.

Cumulatively, a total of 63.4 million samples have been tested for Covid, of which 102,279 were on Sunday alone. (PTI)

Cumulatively, a total of 63.4 million samples have been tested for Covid, of which 102,279 were on Sunday alone. (PTI)

Published on Feb 13, 2022 11:53 PM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Bengaluru

Women get raped when they don’t wear hijab: Congress MLA

The legislator was responding to a question on the comments made by Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, who had said that the hijab was not part of Islam and had no connection with women’s dress code.

Congress leader Zameer Ahmed Khan’s statements, however, are unlikely to augur well for the situation in the volatile atmosphere in the coastal district which remains on the edge since the beginning of January. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Congress leader Zameer Ahmed Khan’s statements, however, are unlikely to augur well for the situation in the volatile atmosphere in the coastal district which remains on the edge since the beginning of January. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Published on Feb 13, 2022 11:53 PM IST

Conceived 3 decades ago, Kerala’s Vizhinjam port to be a reality by 2023

Kerala ports minister Ahammad Devarkoil who visited the site last week said work is in full swing and the project will keep its date.

The Vizhinjam port with 20-feet natural depth will be the country’s first mother port. (Vivek R Nair/ HT Photo)

The Vizhinjam port with 20-feet natural depth will be the country’s first mother port. (Vivek R Nair/ HT Photo)

Published on Feb 13, 2022 11:52 PM IST

ByRamesh Babu I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Thiruvananthapuram

Amid hijab controversy, Karnataka schools reopen today; CM confident of peace

The government on Friday had said that holiday announced to universities belonging to the department of Higher Education and colleges under the Department of Collegiate and Technical Education (DCTE), in the wake of the Hijab row, has been extended till February 16.

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said that a decision regarding reopening of Pre-University and Degree colleges will be taken after assessing the situation. (AFP)

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said that a decision regarding reopening of Pre-University and Degree colleges will be taken after assessing the situation. (AFP)

Published on Feb 13, 2022 11:51 PM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Hubbali

Hijab row, Mekedatu in focus as assembly session begins

Allegations of kickbacks by contractors’ association and the Mekedatu project implementation, among others, are also issues expected to take the stage during the assembly session.

The 10-day joint session will commence with the address by Karnataka governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot to members of both the assembly and council on the first day. (PTI)

The 10-day joint session will commence with the address by Karnataka governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot to members of both the assembly and council on the first day. (PTI)

Published on Feb 13, 2022 11:51 PM IST

Nearly 12 million elderly yet to take their first Covid vaccine dose

A little over 125 million (125,800,368) of the country’s population above 60 years of age has received their first vaccine dose, and the second dose has been administered to about 109 million

Bikaner, Jan 29 (ANI): A beneficiary reacts while receiving a dose of COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination drive, at shiv mandir near Jai Narayan Vyas Colony, in Bikaner on Saturday. (ANI Photo) (Dinesh Gupta)

Bikaner, Jan 29 (ANI): A beneficiary reacts while receiving a dose of COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination drive, at shiv mandir near Jai Narayan Vyas Colony, in Bikaner on Saturday. (ANI Photo) (Dinesh Gupta)

Published on Feb 13, 2022 11:47 PM IST

Mamata dials Stalin to discuss governors of non-BJP-ruled states, cites ‘misuse of power’

A fresh tussle between the TMC leadership and Dhankhar started on Saturday when the latter tweeted that he was proroguing the West Bengal assembly session. This immediately led to speculations that the prorogue (the act of discontinuing a Parliament or assembly session without dissolving it) was his unilateral decision.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee called up M K Stalin, her counterpart in Tamil Nadu, on Sunday evening to discuss “misuse of power” by governors of non-BJP ruled states. (HT PHOTO.)

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee called up M K Stalin, her counterpart in Tamil Nadu, on Sunday evening to discuss “misuse of power” by governors of non-BJP ruled states. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on Feb 13, 2022 11:46 PM IST

A close look at today’s polls in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa

A total of 165 assembly constituencies (ACs) across Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Goa will vote in the second and second-largest phase on February 14 in what is now a nine-phase election after polling dates for Manipur were revised

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Updated on Feb 13, 2022 11:41 PM IST

Sec 144 in Udupi ahead of hijab hearing

Udupi
The Udupi district administration on Sunday imposed prohibitory orders around all high schools in the district, days after Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai ordered the closure of all educational institutions amid the raging hijab row

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Published on Feb 13, 2022 11:35 PM IST

BJP’s support base covers all sections: Shah

New Delhi
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gets votes from all sections of society because of issue-based support and the welfare policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Union minister for home and senior BJP leader Amit Shah

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Published on Feb 13, 2022 11:34 PM IST

TMC’s controversial candidate list removed day after Mamata Banerjee takes up reins

The list approved by the chief minister was physically released on February 4 by TMC state secretary general Partha Chatterjee and Subrata Bakshi, who was the national vice-president at that time. The controversial list was uploaded almost simultaneously on the party’s Facebook and Twitter page. Discrepancies in around 150 of 2270 names in the two lists triggered agitations in 19 Bengal districts.

Amid a social media war between followers of TMC chairperson and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee, the former on Saturday took up the reins of the party. (PTI PHOTO.)

Amid a social media war between followers of TMC chairperson and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee, the former on Saturday took up the reins of the party. (PTI PHOTO.)

Published on Feb 13, 2022 11:24 PM IST

Bihar begins 5-day ward-wise Covid-19 vaccination drive

Healthcare and frontline workers and those above 60 years of age and above with co-morbidity are eligible for the precautionary dose nine months (39 weeks) after their second dose of vaccination. The vaccination window for the younger population, aged between 15 and 18 years, was opened on January 3. Precautionary dose for senior citizens with co-morbidity was rolled out on January 10.

Bihar has first-dose total vaccination coverage of 80%. Around 88% of the eligible population have taken the second dose, according to government data till February 11. (HT PHOTO.)

Bihar has first-dose total vaccination coverage of 80%. Around 88% of the eligible population have taken the second dose, according to government data till February 11. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on Feb 13, 2022 11:04 PM IST

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