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Updated on Dec 16, 2021 05:58 AM IST


SC asks states to publicise Covid ex gratia scheme

  • The bench was taking stock of claims received by states and UTs and distribution of the ex-gratia amount of 50,000 each to applicants who lost a family member to Covid-19.


The one-time compensation is being disbursed according to the Supreme Court’s orders on June 30 and October 4, which detailed guidelines for disbursal of compensation.(HT File)
The one-time compensation is being disbursed according to the Supreme Court’s orders on June 30 and October 4, which detailed guidelines for disbursal of compensation.(HT File)

Published on Dec 16, 2021 02:18 AM IST


To strengthen its base in Andhra, BJP to host massive rally in Vijayawada on Dec 28

A senior BJP leader familiar with the development said the four-hour-long meeting which went past midnight, decided that the party will go all out against the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh, expose its failures, mishandling of the state finances, alleged anarchy by the ruling YSR Congress and blatant attacks on political rivals.



The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to hold a massive public meeting at Vijayawada on December 28. (HT PHOTO.)
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to hold a massive public meeting at Vijayawada on December 28. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on Dec 16, 2021 01:29 AM IST


Odisha seeks special dispensation from Centre to catch up with frontline states

Odisha chief minister Patnaik said the state has made substantial improvement in the last two decades both in macroeconomic indicators and socio-economic indicators, adding that it needs a special dispensation from the Centre to catch up with the frontline states.



NITI Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar congratulated Patnaik for the increase in the state’s per capita income, improvement in agriculture and mining along with managing the fiscal deficit below 5%, the state government said. (Twitter/NITIAayog)
NITI Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar congratulated Patnaik for the increase in the state’s per capita income, improvement in agriculture and mining along with managing the fiscal deficit below 5%, the state government said. (Twitter/NITIAayog)

Published on Dec 16, 2021 01:23 AM IST


Kerala’s ambitious unisex uniform plan in schools runs into rough weather

Protestors, however, insisted that the move was anti-democratic and an encroachment on women’s right to wear anything they wished.



Protests erupted when more than a dozen schools in the state shifted to the gender neutral uniform and the government pledged support to the new initiative. (SOURCED.)
Protests erupted when more than a dozen schools in the state shifted to the gender neutral uniform and the government pledged support to the new initiative. (SOURCED.)

Published on Dec 16, 2021 01:14 AM IST


Top intelligence officer Sunil Bansal named Odisha DGP, takes over from Jan 1

1987 batch IPS officer Sunil Kumar Bansal, who will take over as Odisha DGP on January 1 on a two-year term, will wear the khaki for the first time in decades. He joined the Intelligence Bureau in 1994 on central deputation.



The 1987-batch IPS officer appointed Odisha DGP, Sunil Kumar Bansal, is currently serving as special director, Intelligence Bureau. Bansal’s name was among the three names sent by Odisha government to Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
The 1987-batch IPS officer appointed Odisha DGP, Sunil Kumar Bansal, is currently serving as special director, Intelligence Bureau. Bansal’s name was among the three names sent by Odisha government to Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Published on Dec 16, 2021 01:07 AM IST


Madras high court asks CBI to probe Koreans’ escape from Tamil Nadu police custody

Choe Jae Won (42) and Choi Yong Suk (47), the general manager and managing director, respectively, of Chowel India Private Limited and residents of Kancheepuram district were arrested in June 2019 on charges of GST fraud to the tune of 40 crore under Section 69 of CGST Act, 2017.



The Chowel India Private Limited is engaged in the business of manufacturing Cowl bar, bumper and seat frames used in motor vehicles. (PTI)
The Chowel India Private Limited is engaged in the business of manufacturing Cowl bar, bumper and seat frames used in motor vehicles. (PTI)

Updated on Dec 16, 2021 01:01 AM IST


Kerala high court rejects plea against reappointment of V-C of Kannur varsity

The governor had sent a strongly-worded letter to the CM, saying he was forced to make certain appointments including that of Kannur vice chancellor. Raveendran was reappointed as the VC on November 23, the day his first term ended.



Dr Gopinath Raveendran’s reappointment as the Kannur University vice chancellor was one of the reasons for the recent tiff between the Kerala government and Governor Arif Mohammad Khan. (HT ARCHIVES)
Dr Gopinath Raveendran’s reappointment as the Kannur University vice chancellor was one of the reasons for the recent tiff between the Kerala government and Governor Arif Mohammad Khan. (HT ARCHIVES)

Published on Dec 16, 2021 01:01 AM IST


Free treatment for villagers who helped in Coonoor rescue operation: Army

The villagers rushed with water in their pots to put out the fire from the chopper. Their blankets were used to carry the injured army personnel. They also informed the fire services and police immediately.



Two villagers, Krishnasamy and Chandrakumar, who first witnessed the crash were handed over a cash award of <span class=
Two villagers, Krishnasamy and Chandrakumar, who first witnessed the crash were handed over a cash award of 5,000 each. (REUTERS FILE)

Updated on Dec 16, 2021 01:00 AM IST


Muslim outfits oppose Kerala’s unisex school uniform

The new uniform pattern was introduced in higher classes, class 10 onwards, and state higher education minister R Bindu inaugurated the event.



Protestors said the new rule infringes upon girl students’ right to wear what they wish. (Representative photo/AFP)
Protestors said the new rule infringes upon girl students’ right to wear what they wish. (Representative photo/AFP)

Published on Dec 16, 2021 01:00 AM IST


BJP eyes Vijayawada to strengthen base in Andhra Pradesh

A senior BJP leader familiar with the development said the four-hour-long meeting which went past midnight, decided that the party has decided to go all out against the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh



A decision to this effect was taken at the meeting of the recently formed 13-member core committee of the state BJP at the residence of union minister of state for external affairs V Muralidharan in New Delhi on Tuesday night. (HT)
A decision to this effect was taken at the meeting of the recently formed 13-member core committee of the state BJP at the residence of union minister of state for external affairs V Muralidharan in New Delhi on Tuesday night. (HT)

Published on Dec 16, 2021 01:00 AM IST


Telangana reports 2 cases of Omicron variant

Two passengers – one 24-year-old woman from Kenya and another 23-year-old man from Somalia tested positive for Covid-19 on their arrival on December 12.



The woman passenger, who was found to be staying at Tolichowki area, was immediately shifted to Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences. (Hindustan Times)
The woman passenger, who was found to be staying at Tolichowki area, was immediately shifted to Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences. (Hindustan Times)

Published on Dec 16, 2021 12:59 AM IST


Nigerian man is Tamil Nadu’s first Omicron patient

Tamil Nadu’s first patient with the Omicron variant was confirmed on Thursday night



Seven of the patient’s family members, including a 16-year-old child and one co-passenger who travelled with the patient from Doha, have all tested positive for Covid-19. (HT)
Seven of the patient’s family members, including a 16-year-old child and one co-passenger who travelled with the patient from Doha, have all tested positive for Covid-19. (HT)

Published on Dec 16, 2021 12:59 AM IST

ByHT Correspondent, Chennai


DVAC raids 69 premises linked to ex-Tamil Nadu minister

After the DMK came to power in May, Thangamani became the fifth former AIADMK minister to be raided by the DVAC.



DVAC sleuths raided 69 places across the three southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday. (PTI FILE)
DVAC sleuths raided 69 places across the three southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday. (PTI FILE)

Published on Dec 16, 2021 12:58 AM IST


Kerala reports four more Omicron cases

Earlier his wife and mother were tested Covid positive and their samples were sent to the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in the state capital.



The minister said two of the infected are relatives of the first patient, a UK-returned doctor. (HT)
The minister said two of the infected are relatives of the first patient, a UK-returned doctor. (HT)

Published on Dec 16, 2021 12:58 AM IST

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