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Updated on Dec 07, 2021 06:01 AM IST

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PM to gift 3 mega projects to Gorakhpur today; includes fertiliser plant, AIIMS

The Gorakhpur fertiliser plant, worth 8,603 crore, will produce 12.7 lakh metric tons of neem-coated urea per year, according to officials. The project is expected to not only bring prosperity to farmers’ lives but also create 20,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities for youths.



Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that Prime Minister Modi will make eastern UP's “dream of development come true” with these three mega projects. 
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that Prime Minister Modi will make eastern UP’s “dream of development come true” with these three mega projects. 

Published on Dec 07, 2021 06:00 AM IST

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


Sikkim Global Film Festival, scheduled to start from Dec 10, postponed

Sikkim chief minister Prem Singh Tamang decided to put off the Sikkim Global Film Festival, said a statement by the state information department



The decision to defer the Sikkim Global Film Festival came a week after Sikkim barred entry of foreigners due to Covid-19 (Facebook/SikkimFilmBoard/)
The decision to defer the Sikkim Global Film Festival came a week after Sikkim barred entry of foreigners due to Covid-19 (Facebook/SikkimFilmBoard/)

Published on Dec 07, 2021 01:17 AM IST


Assam journalist booked on sedition charges for article released on PR bond

Assam journalist Anirban Roy Choudhury was released on Personal Recognizance (PR) bond by the Silchar police after being questioned for an hour.



Assam journalist Anirban Roy Choudhury was questioned for an hour about his controversial article that led the police to book him under sedition charges on a complaint from a businessman (Sourced)
Assam journalist Anirban Roy Choudhury was questioned for an hour about his controversial article that led the police to book him under sedition charges on a complaint from a businessman (Sourced)

Updated on Dec 07, 2021 01:00 AM IST

ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha


Expert panel meet on booster shots, jabs for under 18 remains inconclusive

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI), the central government’s expert panel on immunisation, “has not made any recommendations” on any of the issues, a government official said



A healthcare worker collects a swab sample of a man for Covid-19 testing in wake of the new variant Omicron, at Veer Savarkar Road, in Mumbai on Monday. (ANI)
A healthcare worker collects a swab sample of a man for Covid-19 testing in wake of the new variant Omicron, at Veer Savarkar Road, in Mumbai on Monday. (ANI)

Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:59 AM IST


Kerala gag order on officials kicks up row; minister denies

State health services director Dr VR Raju had issued a directive on Saturday making it mandatory for all health officials, especially district medical officers, to take permission from the health directorate before talking to the media



Kerala has, so far, reported 5,157,369 cases (PTI)
Kerala has, so far, reported 5,157,369 cases (PTI)

Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:57 AM IST


EPS, OPS continue to hold AIADMK top posts

A week ago, the AIADMK made a crucial change to the party’s bylaws for the coordinator and joint-coordinator to be elected by the primary cadre where each member casts a single vote for the dual posts.



A week ago, the AIADMK made a crucial change to the party’s bylaws for the coordinator and joint-coordinator to be elected by the primary cadre where each member casts a single vote for the dual posts. (ANI)
A week ago, the AIADMK made a crucial change to the party’s bylaws for the coordinator and joint-coordinator to be elected by the primary cadre where each member casts a single vote for the dual posts. (ANI)

Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:55 AM IST


Mumbai registers 2 more Omicron cases, tally at 23

A 37-year-old man who arrived in Mumbai from South Africa and his 36-year-old friend who landed in the city from the United States tested positive for the variant in Mumbai, said authorities



Health workers walk past the passengers waiting in a queue during Covid-19 testing at Katra railway station, amid the threat of spreading of the new Covid-19 variant 'Omicron', in Jammu on Monday. (PTI)
Health workers walk past the passengers waiting in a queue during Covid-19 testing at Katra railway station, amid the threat of spreading of the new Covid-19 variant ‘Omicron’, in Jammu on Monday. (PTI)

Updated on Dec 07, 2021 12:53 AM IST


Kerala model gang-raped in Kochi, one arrested: Police

A senior police officer of the port city said the accused were suspected to be part of a well-knit racket that produced porn and sold them to various adult sites.



A senior police officer of the port city said the accused were suspected to be part of a well-knit racket that produced porn and sold them to various adult sites. (HT)
A senior police officer of the port city said the accused were suspected to be part of a well-knit racket that produced porn and sold them to various adult sites. (HT)

Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:52 AM IST


50 students of medical college in Telangana tested Covid positive in past 3 days

So far, there has not been a single case of Omicron variant among the international passengers arriving in Hyderabad from identified high-risk countries.



There has not been a single case of Omicron Covid variant among the international passengers arriving in Hyderabad from identified high-risk countries. (AFP)
There has not been a single case of Omicron Covid variant among the international passengers arriving in Hyderabad from identified high-risk countries. (AFP)

Updated on Dec 07, 2021 05:04 AM IST

ByHT Correspondent, Hyderabad


How will you restore victim girl’s faith on cops: Kerala high court to government

While hearing a plea filed by the girl’s father seeking compensation and strict action against the police officer, the single bench of Justice Devan Ramachandran came down heavily on police for its efforts to save the officer.



The counsel appearing for police officer S Rajeev produced an application before the court in which she “whole heartedly apologised to the child”. (HT)
The counsel appearing for police officer S Rajeev produced an application before the court in which she “whole heartedly apologised to the child”. (HT)

Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:51 AM IST


Hyderabad: Speeding car rams into two, kills them on spot

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Banjara Hills division) M Sudershan told reporters that the accident happened around 1.30 am right in front of the hospital, when Ram and Das were crossing the road to go back to their homes after completing duties.



Police apprehended Ranjit Kumar Goud, a real estate developer from Uppal area on Hyderabad outskirts, who fled the spot soon after the accident and seized his car. (Getty Images)
Police apprehended Ranjit Kumar Goud, a real estate developer from Uppal area on Hyderabad outskirts, who fled the spot soon after the accident and seized his car. (Getty Images)

Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:51 AM IST

ByHT Correspondent, Hyderabad


TRS likely to strike deal with Prashant Kishor for Telangana polls

People in the TRS familiar with the development said a senior representative of Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) promoted by Kishor, held preliminary round of negotiations with the top TRS leadership last week.



The talks are believed to be part of the initiative by Prashant Kishor to bring together all the anti-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forces in the country before the next general elections. (HT PHOTO)
The talks are believed to be part of the initiative by Prashant Kishor to bring together all the anti-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forces in the country before the next general elections. (HT PHOTO)

Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:50 AM IST


Sputnik Light vaccine likely to be authorised in India soon: RDIF

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, said it has also provided India’s regulator with documents for registering Sputnik M, a variant of the vaccine for adolescents aged 12-17



The Sputnik V vaccine is already used in India following the grant of emergency use authorisation in April this year. (REUTERS)
The Sputnik V vaccine is already used in India following the grant of emergency use authorisation in April this year. (REUTERS)

Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:49 AM IST


Congress and BJP both are our enemies, no talks of any alliance for now: Kumaraswamy

Stating that he would reveal JD(S)’ stand on Yediyurappa’s request for support to BJP candidates in the seats, where the regional party is not contesting, on Tuesday, the former chief minister said there has been no official request in this regard from the saffron party itself.



Janata Dal (Secular) or JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy said neither Congress nor BJP has sought JD(S)’ support so far. (ANI)
Janata Dal (Secular) or JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy said neither Congress nor BJP has sought JD(S)’ support so far. (ANI)

Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:48 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Mandya


Bommai politically weak, says Shivakumar

The statements come as news of simmering dissent within the BJP has come to the fore, with senior cabinet ministers openly endorsing their colleagues for the top job.



DK Shivakumar, the president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) called chief minister Basavaraj Bommai ‘weak’. (Agencies)
DK Shivakumar, the president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) called chief minister Basavaraj Bommai ‘weak’. (Agencies)

Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:48 AM IST

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