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  • Dec 17, 2021 06:19 AM IST

    Punjab polls: Amarinder Singh likely to meet senior BJP leaders in Delhi today

    Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh is likely to meet senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in New Delhi on Friday to discuss a possible seat-sharing arrangement for the upcoming assembly elections in the northern state, news agency PTI reported. Read more

  • Dec 17, 2021 06:09 AM IST

    Moderna Covid-19 vaccine carries slight risk of non-serious heart problems: Study

    A recent study published in the BMJ medical journal confirms that Moderna’s vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) carries a slight risk of usually non-serious heart problems. The study was done on the entire population of Denmark. 


Amit Shah to address joint rally with Nishad Party in UP. Know its significance 

During his day-long visit to Uttar Pradesh, home minister Shah will also attend a “Nishad Samaj Jan Sabha” today; the event is scheduled between 2pm and 3pm – shortly after the rally.



Union home minister Amit Shah (File Photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah (File Photo)

Published on Dec 17, 2021 06:14 AM IST

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


PM Modi to inaugurate, address All India Mayors’ Conference today

The theme of the mayors’ conference is ‘New Urban India’. In a tweet, PM Modi said that the aim of the conference is to “share best practices in civic administration for the benefit of our citizens”.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been holding interaction with BJP ministers, chief ministers and MPs during the winter session of Parliament.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been holding interaction with BJP ministers, chief ministers and MPs during the winter session of Parliament.(ANI Photo)

Published on Dec 17, 2021 05:59 AM IST


PM Modi likely to meet BJP MPs from UP over breakfast, months ahead of elections

Uttar Pradesh is a politically crucial state and the BJP has started preparations for assembly polls months in advance. PM Modi and other senior leaders are campaigning in the state to ensure that the party returns to power next year.



At least 40 BJP MPs are expected to be present at the breakfast meeting with PM Modi today.(ANI Photo)
At least 40 BJP MPs are expected to be present at the breakfast meeting with PM Modi today.(ANI Photo)

Published on Dec 17, 2021 05:36 AM IST


Mizoram’s Champhai hit by 4.2 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred around 1:43 am at 56km SE of Champhai, Mizoram: National Center for Seismology



The earthquake occurred around 1:43 am at 56 km Southeast of Champhai at a depth of 60 Km.(Representative image)
The earthquake occurred around 1:43 am at 56 km Southeast of Champhai at a depth of 60 Km.(Representative image)

Published on Dec 17, 2021 04:57 AM IST

ANI | , Champhai, Mizoram


Despite 8% dip in cost, oil prices remain unchanged

  • According to official data, public sector oil marketing companies (OMCs) have neither raised nor reduced petrol and diesel rates in last one-and-a-half months even as international oil prices remained volatile


A worker holds a fuel nozzle at a petrol pump in Mumbai (REUTERS)
A worker holds a fuel nozzle at a petrol pump in Mumbai (REUTERS)

Published on Dec 17, 2021 04:38 AM IST

ByRajeev Jayaswal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi


Zydus’s needle-free Covid vaccine may be introduced next week

  • According to the company, the Centre has placed an order of 10 million vaccine doses, at 265 per dose


Beneficiaries receive Covid-19 vaccine shots at a vaccination centre in Thane on Thursday. The Centre announced that Zydus Cadila’s Covid-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D will initially be used in districts in seven states. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Beneficiaries receive Covid-19 vaccine shots at a vaccination centre in Thane on Thursday. The Centre announced that Zydus Cadila’s Covid-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D will initially be used in districts in seven states. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

Updated on Dec 17, 2021 04:31 AM IST


Delhi-Howrah train route affected due to protest on tracks in Uttar Pradesh

Community members from Western Uttar Pradesh, particularly from Hathras and Aligarh participated in the agitation. The community members who spoke to HT, clarified that they aimed to continue their agitation until the state government of UP assured them of an appointment with the CM.



Trains on the Delhi-Howrah route were affected after a group of people belonging to the Aheriya community blocked the railway tracks on Thursday. (HT PHOTO.)
Trains on the Delhi-Howrah route were affected after a group of people belonging to the Aheriya community blocked the railway tracks on Thursday. (HT PHOTO.)

Updated on Dec 17, 2021 02:22 AM IST


Suggestions on Covid strategy not implemented, says House panel

  • The committee, headed by Congress leader Anand Sharma, said it had suggested the government should draw up a national plan under National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Act, 2005 and Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 for quick response to such a crisis.


“The committee recommends the NDMA may revise NDMP to include the lessons learned and experience gained in the management of Covid-19,” the panel told the House(HT File)
“The committee recommends the NDMA may revise NDMP to include the lessons learned and experience gained in the management of Covid-19,” the panel told the House(HT File)

Published on Dec 17, 2021 02:10 AM IST

ByMalavika P.M, Hindustan Times, New Delhi


House report on data bill tabled, Opposition flags concern

  • The report carries several suggestions that in effect give the government a wider berth on obligations and private companies a stricter guardrail to follow, as reported by HT on November 23, while also suggesting new mechanisms to regulate social media companies.


Rajya Sabha proceedings underway during the winter session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Thursday. (PTI)
Rajya Sabha proceedings underway during the winter session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Thursday. (PTI)

Published on Dec 17, 2021 01:56 AM IST

ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi


Tributes pour in for brave heroes of 1971

  • Martyrs of the 1971 war were remembered in a memorial service in Kolkata


Indian troops repair Jessore Road from Kolkata in India to Jessore in Bangladesh, during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.(Indian Navy via Wikipedia Commons/HT Archive/Getty)
Indian troops repair Jessore Road from Kolkata in India to Jessore in Bangladesh, during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.(Indian Navy via Wikipedia Commons/HT Archive/Getty)

Published on Dec 17, 2021 01:35 AM IST


Group Captain Varun Singh to be cremated in Bhopal today

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that an institution or a building will be named after the IAF officer in consultation with his family.



Army personnel pay tribute to the mortal remains of Group Captain Varun Singh, at a ceremony in Bhopal on Thursday. Singh died yesterday at Command Hospital where he was undergoing treatment after sustaining severe injuries in the Coonoor helicopter crash on December 8. (PTI PHOTO.)
Army personnel pay tribute to the mortal remains of Group Captain Varun Singh, at a ceremony in Bhopal on Thursday. Singh died yesterday at Command Hospital where he was undergoing treatment after sustaining severe injuries in the Coonoor helicopter crash on December 8. (PTI PHOTO.)

Published on Dec 17, 2021 01:33 AM IST


Vijay Diwas: The battles that won the war

  • The 1971 war, which ended with the liberation of Bangladesh, gave India a new generation of heroes


Lt Gen AAK Niazi, the Cdr of Pakistani Eastern Command, signs the documented Instrument of Surrender in Dacca in the presence of Lt Gen Jagjit Singh Aurora (GOC-in-C of Indian Eastern Command(Indian Navy via Wikipedia Commons/HT Archive/Getty)
Lt Gen AAK Niazi, the Cdr of Pakistani Eastern Command, signs the documented Instrument of Surrender in Dacca in the presence of Lt Gen Jagjit Singh Aurora (GOC-in-C of Indian Eastern Command(Indian Navy via Wikipedia Commons/HT Archive/Getty)

Updated on Dec 17, 2021 01:35 AM IST


All major cities turning into slums: SC

  • SC directed the demolition of nearly 1,200 slum units in Gujarat and Haryana


Ruing the fact that encroachment of public land is preventing planned development of cities at the expense of taxpayer money, a bench of justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and CT Ravikumar said, “This is a sad story going on in the country for 75 years and it is ultimately the taxpayers’ money that goes down the drain.”(Reuters Representative)
Ruing the fact that encroachment of public land is preventing planned development of cities at the expense of taxpayer money, a bench of justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and CT Ravikumar said, “This is a sad story going on in the country for 75 years and it is ultimately the taxpayers’ money that goes down the drain.”(Reuters Representative)

Updated on Dec 17, 2021 04:32 AM IST

ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

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