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Updated on Dec 19, 2021 06:23 AM IST

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  • Dec 19, 2021 06:23 AM IST

    Man killed over sacrilege in Golden Temple: Police

    A man was beaten to death by pilgrims at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Saturday evening after he allegedly stepped inside the central enclosure of the sanctum sanctorum where the holy book Guru Granth Sahib is placed, picked up a diamond-encrusted sword and committed sacrilege, police said. Read More

  • Dec 19, 2021 06:18 AM IST

    CEC was not invited to electoral reform meeting on Nov 16, says law ministry

    The Union law ministry said on Saturday that the chief election commissioner (CEC) was not invited to attend a meeting on electoral reforms held on November 16 and the legislative department had, instead, asked the secretary of the poll watchdog or a representative for the event.


breaking news 19 december 2021

  • Breaking news updates December 18, 2021: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.


Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.

Updated on Dec 19, 2021 06:23 AM IST


Ahead of UP polls, BJP to launch ‘Jan Vishwas Yatra’ today

The first campaign will be inaugurated by BJP national president JP Nadda from Ambedkarnagar in eastern Uttar Pradesh.



The ‘Jan Vishwas Yatras’ will be flagged off by veteran BJP leaders – including the state's chief minister Yogi Adityanath and several Union ministers. (File Photo / Representational Image)
The ‘Jan Vishwas Yatras’ will be flagged off by veteran BJP leaders – including the state’s chief minister Yogi Adityanath and several Union ministers. (File Photo / Representational Image)

Published on Dec 19, 2021 06:04 AM IST

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi


Man at the centre of inquiries into Guj, 1984 riots

  • The commission headed by him had given the clean chit to the state government under then chief minister Narendra Modi in the post-Godhra communal riots.


Nanavati, born on February 17, 1935, was enrolled as an advocate in the Bombay High Court on February 11, 1958.
Nanavati, born on February 17, 1935, was enrolled as an advocate in the Bombay High Court on February 11, 1958.

Published on Dec 19, 2021 03:51 AM IST

ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi


India, Tajikistan hold talks on Afghan crisis

  • Jaishankar thanked Tajikistan for the “tremendous support that you gave us during the evacuation of Indians from Afghanistan in August and September”.


Jaishankar thanked Tajikistan for the “tremendous support that you gave us during the evacuation of Indians from Afghanistan in August and September”.(ANI)
Jaishankar thanked Tajikistan for the “tremendous support that you gave us during the evacuation of Indians from Afghanistan in August and September”.(ANI)

Updated on Dec 19, 2021 04:43 AM IST


30 new cases of Omicron variant in India push national tally to 145

  • On Friday, there were 26 new Omicron cases in the country, while the tally was 14 on Thursday. On both Tuesday and Wednesday, there were 12 cases.


On Friday, there were 26 new Omicron cases in the country, while the tally was 14 on Thursday. On both Tuesday and Wednesday, there were 12 cases. (Vajay Bate)
On Friday, there were 26 new Omicron cases in the country, while the tally was 14 on Thursday. On both Tuesday and Wednesday, there were 12 cases. (Vajay Bate)

Published on Dec 19, 2021 03:39 AM IST


Shah says India recovering from Covid-19, hails PM Modi

  • Calling India’s growth as it emerges from an economy ravaged by Covid-19 “promising”, the home minister said the following year will see “double-digit” growth.


India’s national vaccination programme has changed the course of the pandemic, Shah said.(PTI)
India’s national vaccination programme has changed the course of the pandemic, Shah said.(PTI)

Published on Dec 19, 2021 03:34 AM IST


Two Maoists gunned down in Chhattisgarh

  • After the encounter ended , bodies of two Maoists, Hidme Kohrame and Pojje, were recovered, police said.


After the encounter ended , bodies of two Maoists, Hidme Kohrame and Pojje, were recovered, police said. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
After the encounter ended , bodies of two Maoists, Hidme Kohrame and Pojje, were recovered, police said. (HT FILE PHOTO.)

Published on Dec 19, 2021 02:30 AM IST


Beginning Dec 22, Nitish Kumar to start state-wide social reforms yatra

The yatra, according to a cabinet coordination department notification, will cover one district each in six divisions and two districts each in three divisions. Kumar will also address public rallies in all the divisions.



Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to start his yatra from Motihari in East Champaran to tell the people about the benefits of prohibition. (HT PHOTO.)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to start his yatra from Motihari in East Champaran to tell the people about the benefits of prohibition. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on Dec 19, 2021 02:04 AM IST


‘You have my gratitude’: Irani pays tribute to soldiers, families

  • She was paying homage to chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika and 12 others, who were killed in a helicopter crash.


Smriti Irani was paying homage to chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika and 12 others, who were killed in a helicopter crash.
Smriti Irani was paying homage to chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika and 12 others, who were killed in a helicopter crash.

Published on Dec 19, 2021 02:03 AM IST


Congress, Goa Forward Party seal alliance ahead of Goa elections

PANAJI: The Congress and the Goa Forward Party (GFP) on Saturday said they have formed an alliance to fight elections to 40-member state assembly in February-March next year



New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the media demanding to revoke the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs, at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (Rahul Singh)
New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the media demanding to revoke the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs, at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (Rahul Singh)

Published on Dec 19, 2021 01:34 AM IST


The two musical towers of Bangalore

Bengaluru: In the letters to his father, Mozart referred to the pipe organ as ‘’the king of instruments”



 (HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

Published on Dec 19, 2021 01:30 AM IST


CEC was not invited to electoral reform meeting on Nov 16, says law ministry

In a press communiqué, the ministry said that the after the official meeting, a subsequent “informal interaction” was held virtually with the CEC and the two ECs for “ironing out two or three aspects” for the final proposal on electoral reforms



The law ministry said that several EC proposals regarding electoral reforms were pending and the CEC had written to the Union law minister several times to consider the reforms expeditiously (Representational Image)
The law ministry said that several EC proposals regarding electoral reforms were pending and the CEC had written to the Union law minister several times to consider the reforms expeditiously (Representational Image)

Updated on Dec 19, 2021 04:38 AM IST


Attacks on Christian groups expose fault lines in Karnataka

Activists have also drawn a parallel between the rise in attacks on the Christian community and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) push for an “anti-conversion” bill in Karnataka



Karnataka has witnessed at least 39 incidents of attacks on Christian community members this year till November, according to data complied by a human rights body (PTI)
Karnataka has witnessed at least 39 incidents of attacks on Christian community members this year till November, according to data complied by a human rights body (PTI)

Published on Dec 19, 2021 01:27 AM IST

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