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    Mizoram reports 282 recoveries, 1 death; active caseload at 3,834

    Mizoram reported 282 recoveries from Covid-19 and one related death. The active caseload stood at 3,834, reports ANI.

  • Nov 29, 2021 06:09 AM IST

    3.6-magnitude earthquake observed near Tamil Nadu’s Vellore 

    An earthquake of 3.6 magnitude in the Richter Scale has hit 59kms west-southwest of Vellore in Tamil Nadu at 4.17am today, reports ANI. 


Winter session of Parliament begins today: Govt’s priorities and what oppn wants

The farmer unions are expected to hold a meeting at the Singhu border to take a call on their future course of action. They are now demanding a law on MSP, amendment of the Electricity Act and revocation of FIRs registered against protesters during the agitation.



The winter session of Parliament will conclude on December 23. (File photo)
The winter session of Parliament will conclude on December 23. (File photo)

Published on Nov 29, 2021 05:59 AM IST


SC: Casteism yet to be annihilated even after 75 yrs of independence

The apex court, which delivered its verdict on a batch of pleas in a 1991 Uttar Pradesh honour killing case, in which three persons, including a woman were killed, said it had earlier issued several directions to authorities to take strong measures to prevent honour killings.



Referring to the aspect of witness protection, the bench noted that 12 prosecution witnesses in the case turned hostile.(File photo)
Referring to the aspect of witness protection, the bench noted that 12 prosecution witnesses in the case turned hostile.(File photo)

Updated on Nov 29, 2021 04:45 AM IST


India takes up LAC infra build-up by China’s PLA

During the talks held recently between the two countries, the Indian side expressed concerns over the build-up by the Chinese Army in areas near the Eastern Ladakh sector, officials familiar with the matter said.



The officials said the military infrastructure upgrade has been very significant as the Chinese are widening highways, and new airstrips are being constructed.(AFP)
The officials said the military infrastructure upgrade has been very significant as the Chinese are widening highways, and new airstrips are being constructed.(AFP)

Published on Nov 29, 2021 02:33 AM IST


Man posing as defence officer dupes Pune women on matrimonial platform; arrested

The incident came to light when a girl approached the police and said that a man of Patil’s description had pretended to marry her, established physical relations and then blocked her number claiming frontline duty



A man absconding from the armed forces since 2018 used to pose as an army officer and dupe women whom he met through matrimonial platforms. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
A man absconding from the armed forces since 2018 used to pose as an army officer and dupe women whom he met through matrimonial platforms. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Published on Nov 29, 2021 12:37 AM IST


Bommai reiterates planned development of Bengaluru

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai Bommai said the government was “keen” to come out with a clear agenda for the planned development of India’s IT capital which is known globally as a technology hub as well as its civic challenges.



Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said the government was “keen” to come out with a clear agenda for the planned development of India’s IT capital (Agencies file)
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said the government was “keen” to come out with a clear agenda for the planned development of India’s IT capital (Agencies file)

Published on Nov 29, 2021 12:30 AM IST

ByHT Correspondent, Bengaluru


Karnataka reimposes curbs on educational institutions amid Covid spike

The Basvaraj Bommai-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government said that after the recent clusters of Covid-19 in Mysuru, Bengaluru and Dharwad, certain restrictions are being imposed.



The order came at a time when the Bommai government was relaxing restrictions in schools and other places after almost 18 months of Covid pandemic-induced lockdowns. (Agencies)
The order came at a time when the Bommai government was relaxing restrictions in schools and other places after almost 18 months of Covid pandemic-induced lockdowns. (Agencies)

Updated on Nov 29, 2021 12:29 AM IST

BySharan Poovanna, Bengaluru


KS Eshwarappa backs Murugesh Nirani for Karnataka chief minister’s post

KS Eshwarappa is also an aspirant for the post of chief minister and was one of the many who expressed their displeasure at the possibility that incumbent Basavaraj Bommai will be the face of the 2023 state assembly election



KS Eshwarappa backed his cabinet colleague Murugesh Nirani for the top post in the government in a rare moment of camaraderie in a deeply divided outfit.
KS Eshwarappa backed his cabinet colleague Murugesh Nirani for the top post in the government in a rare moment of camaraderie in a deeply divided outfit.

Published on Nov 29, 2021 12:28 AM IST

BySharan Poovanna, Bengaluru


Telangana on alert amid Omicron concerns, airport put on alert

Director of public health Dr G Srinivasa Rao said there was no need for the people to panic over the new variant of Sars-Cov-2, as the government machinery was fully prepared to handle the surge in the Covid-19 infections.



Telangana state health minister T Harish Rao held a high-level meeting at his chambers to review the preparedness for the situation arising out of the new variant. (Agencies file)
Telangana state health minister T Harish Rao held a high-level meeting at his chambers to review the preparedness for the situation arising out of the new variant. (Agencies file)

Published on Nov 29, 2021 12:27 AM IST


Tamil Nadu: Two loco pilots booked after train runs over 3 elephants

On Saturday, the forest department detained the two loco pilots—M T Subair from Kozhikode and M C Akhil from Thrissur.



On Friday night, a speeding train from Mangalore to Chennai, near the A line between Walayar and Ettimadai, hit and killed three elephants—two female and a male. (AFP/Representative use)
On Friday night, a speeding train from Mangalore to Chennai, near the A line between Walayar and Ettimadai, hit and killed three elephants—two female and a male. (AFP/Representative use)

Published on Nov 29, 2021 12:27 AM IST


Tamil Nadu minister asks IIT-M to play state song at institute’s functions

In a common ritual, the song, written by scholar Manonmaniam Pillai and set to tune by musician M S Viswanathan, is played at the beginning of all government functions in the state, and the national anthem is played at the end of the function.



IIT-M held its 58th convocation virtually on November 20, in which Olympic medallist P V Sindhu was the chief guest.
IIT-M held its 58th convocation virtually on November 20, in which Olympic medallist P V Sindhu was the chief guest.

Published on Nov 29, 2021 12:26 AM IST


5k teachers, staff in Kerala schools yet to get jabs: Minister

The majority of these un-vaccinated are from the north Kerala districts Malappuram and Kasargod. These teachers haven’t visited schools and conduct online classes, an official said.



Many health activists and teacher’ organisations have asked the Kerala government to create proper awareness about Covid vaccine among the reluctant staff and teachers. (Agencies)
Many health activists and teacher’ organisations have asked the Kerala government to create proper awareness about Covid vaccine among the reluctant staff and teachers. (Agencies)

Published on Nov 29, 2021 12:26 AM IST


18 dead, 6 hurt in Bengal road accident; PM Modi, Mamata offer condolence

A goods carriage carrying passengers collided head-on with a truck in the Hanskhali area of Bengal’s Nadia district around 2am on Sunday; at least 18 people, including eight women, died and six were injured in the accident, police said



Nadia: A damaged truck following a road accident at Phulbari area in Nadia district, West Bengal, Sunday, Nov 28, 2021. At least 18 people were killed and 5 others injured Saturday night while the matador they were travelling in met with an accident on the way to a crematorium. (PTI Photo) (PTI11_28_2021_000032B) (PTI)
Nadia: A damaged truck following a road accident at Phulbari area in Nadia district, West Bengal, Sunday, Nov 28, 2021. At least 18 people were killed and 5 others injured Saturday night while the matador they were travelling in met with an accident on the way to a crematorium. (PTI Photo) (PTI11_28_2021_000032B) (PTI)

Updated on Nov 29, 2021 02:25 AM IST

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