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  • Nov 24, 2021 06:22 AM IST

    JD(U) to celebrate 15 years of CM Nitish Kumar’s governance in Bihar today

    The ruling Janata Dal (United) in Bihar will on Wednesday hold celebrations at 40 locations in the state to mark chief minister Nitish Kumar’s 15 years of governance. Kumar and the JD(U)’s report card for these past years will be presented on all platforms on the occasion. Read more

  • Nov 24, 2021 06:14 AM IST

    Australia lists Hezbollah as terrorist organisation

    The Australian government has listed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation. 


10% discount on liquor to fully vaccinated in MP town; not a govt move, says MLA

The Madhya Pradesh government will organise a mega campaign on Wednesday to cover more population under its vaccination programme. As on November 23, a total of 8,12,79,730 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the state.



The Madhya Pradesh government has set a deadline to administer Covid-19 vaccine shots to all the eligible adults by December-end.(Representative Photo/HT)
The Madhya Pradesh government has set a deadline to administer Covid-19 vaccine shots to all the eligible adults by December-end.(Representative Photo/HT)

Published on Nov 24, 2021 06:07 AM IST


Farm laws repeal: Cabinet approval likely today, bill listed for winter session

The Cabinet is likely to approve a draft bill on Wednesday to set in motion a legislative process to repeal three contentious farm laws.



Farmers at the Samyukt Kisan Morcha mahapanchayat in Lucknow, on Monday. (File Photo)
Farmers at the Samyukt Kisan Morcha mahapanchayat in Lucknow, on Monday. (File Photo)

Published on Nov 24, 2021 05:41 AM IST

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi


Shimla tops sustainable growth goals’ list

For the report, NITI Aayog assessed urban local bodies across 56 cities on 77 indicators.



Shimla tops Sustainable Development Goals Urban Index.(PTI)
Shimla tops Sustainable Development Goals Urban Index.(PTI)

Published on Nov 24, 2021 04:14 AM IST

ByRisha Chitlangia, Hindustan Times, New Delhi


DAC clears 2k cr to boost military communications

The DAC — India’s apex military procurement body headed by defence minister Rajnath Singh — gave its acceptance of necessity for the project under the Make in India category.



Defence ,inister Rajnath Singh.(PTI File Photo)
Defence ,inister Rajnath Singh.(PTI File Photo)

Published on Nov 24, 2021 02:52 AM IST


PM Modi calls CM Bommai, discusses Karnataka’s flood situation

“Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodiji spoke to me on the flood situation caused by heavy rains in the state. PM expressed grief over the loss of lives and deep concern over the crop damages. PM assured all possible support from the Centre,” Bommai said in a post on Twitter.



The telephone call between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Karnataka chief minister Bommai came a day after several images and videos of Bengaluru’s flooded residential localities and tech parks were all over social media. (ANI)
The telephone call between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Karnataka chief minister Bommai came a day after several images and videos of Bengaluru’s flooded residential localities and tech parks were all over social media. (ANI)

Published on Nov 24, 2021 01:09 AM IST


Another Gowda set to join politics as dynasts dominate Karnataka MLC polls

JD (S) may not be the only ones trying to bring their kin to the Karnataka legislative council – the upper house. Several relatives of senior leaders of the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) too have found name in the lists for the upcoming legislative council polls.



After Deve Gowda and HD Kumaraswamy, Suraj would be the eighth member of Gowda’s family in active politics, cementing JD(S) as a family-run outfit. (Agencies)
After Deve Gowda and HD Kumaraswamy, Suraj would be the eighth member of Gowda’s family in active politics, cementing JD(S) as a family-run outfit. (Agencies)

Published on Nov 24, 2021 01:09 AM IST


A day later, flood-hit Kendriya Vihar limps back to normalcy

The entire complex with over 600 homes was flooded after a heavy downpour on Sunday night that led to the overflowing of the nearby lake, inundating the entire residential locality. Over 130 mm of rainfall was recorded in the Yelahanka zone on Sunday night alone.



Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai visited the complex on Tuesday. (Agencies)
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai visited the complex on Tuesday. (Agencies)

Published on Nov 24, 2021 01:08 AM IST

BySharan Poovanna, Bengaluru


Delay in SII’s first shipment to Nepal under Covax

India halted export of Covid-19 vaccines in April after a severe second wave hit the country that impacted the Covid-19 vaccines global access, or Covax programme, which has been established to deliver Covid-19 vaccines equitably to all countries.



Serum Institute may ship 20-30 million doses of Covishield by the end of the year, the company has said in the past. (AFP)
Serum Institute may ship 20-30 million doses of Covishield by the end of the year, the company has said in the past. (AFP)

Updated on Nov 24, 2021 02:47 AM IST


Forced oral sex with child ‘lesser offence’: Allahabad HC reduces jail term

The high court reasoned that the trial judge sentenced the man to the minimum sentence of 10 years provided under Section 6, and retained this principle even as it sentenced the Jhansi man under Section 4 which is punishable by a minimum jail of 7 years.



Allahabad high court judge Justice Anil Kumar Ojha accordingly reduced the sentence of the convict to seven years from 10 years of rigorous imprisonment awarded by the trial court. (Shutterstock/Representative use)
Allahabad high court judge Justice Anil Kumar Ojha accordingly reduced the sentence of the convict to seven years from 10 years of rigorous imprisonment awarded by the trial court. (Shutterstock/Representative use)

Updated on Nov 24, 2021 02:48 AM IST

ByJitendra Sarin, Hindustan Times, Prayagraj


Covaxin 50% effective against Delta variant: Real-world study

The findings are based on the study conducted between April 15 and May 15, at the height of India’s second wave of infections this year. Covaxin in clinical trials had an estimated efficacy of 65% when the more infectious Delta variant was taken into account.



Covaxin in clinical trials had an estimated efficacy of 65% when the more infectious Delta variant was taken into account. (Agencies)
Covaxin in clinical trials had an estimated efficacy of 65% when the more infectious Delta variant was taken into account. (Agencies)

Updated on Nov 24, 2021 03:30 AM IST


SC approves Tamil Nadu government’s loan waiver scheme for farmers

The scheme was introduced by the Tamil Nadu government in May 2016 as part of an electoral promise by which loans of small and marginal farmers were waived off. As per the state, the small farmer was classified as those holding land between 2.5 to 5 acres while marginal farmer held land up to 2.5 acres.



The Supreme Court did not agree with the conclusion of the high court that the Tamil Nadu government scheme was based on an electoral promise and should be struck down as it failed to include another category of farmers as well
The Supreme Court did not agree with the conclusion of the high court that the Tamil Nadu government scheme was based on an electoral promise and should be struck down as it failed to include another category of farmers as well

Published on Nov 24, 2021 01:06 AM IST

ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi


2003 Marad riots case: Kerala court hands double life term to 2 accused

Both were found guilty by the special court judge K S Ambika on November 20 and the quantum of punishment announced was on Tuesday. The trial of the duo was held separately as they were absconding and were later arrested by police in 2011.



In the 2003 Marad riots case, Koyamon was found guilty under the explosives act for manufacturing country-made bombs and Nizamuddin for murder, rioting and other sections of the Indian Penal Code. (Agencies/Representative use)
In the 2003 Marad riots case, Koyamon was found guilty under the explosives act for manufacturing country-made bombs and Nizamuddin for murder, rioting and other sections of the Indian Penal Code. (Agencies/Representative use)

Published on Nov 24, 2021 01:06 AM IST


Five killed, 13 injured in Tamil Nadu cylinder blast

The injured have been admitted to Salem Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College and Hospital. One of the survivors has more than 80% burns and is battling for life, police said.



Rescue operation underway after four houses collapsed due to heavy rainfall at Karungalpatti, in Salem on Tuesday. (ANI)
Rescue operation underway after four houses collapsed due to heavy rainfall at Karungalpatti, in Salem on Tuesday. (ANI)

Published on Nov 24, 2021 01:05 AM IST

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