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  • SEP 22, 2021 01:07 PM IST

    UK government approves Covishield in revised advisory

  • SEP 22, 2021 12:32 PM IST

    Haryana govt announces pension scheme for maintenance of trees older than 75 years

    On Wednesday the Haryana government announced a pension scheme of 2,500 for the maintenance of trees older than 75 years, called the Pran Vayu Devta Pension Scheme. “Such trees will be identified throughout the state and these will be looked after by involving local people in this scheme,” Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar told news agency ANI.

  • SEP 22, 2021 11:31 AM IST

    SC rejects Centre’s plea to defer first NDA exam for women

    Supreme Court rejects Centre’s plea to defer the first NDA exam for women candidates, directs women will be allowed to sit for the upcoming exam on November 14.

    The Supreme Court said, “This won’t send the right signal to women after having given them the aspiration..let’s begin from this year.”

  • SEP 22, 2021 11:18 AM IST

    Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri in West Bengal, campaigns door to door for BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal

    West Bengal: Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri conducts door-to-door campaign in Bhabanipur Assembly constituency in support of BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal who is contesting the by-election against CM Mamata Banerjee pic.twitter.com/bXbYxsc8xv

    — ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2021

    West Bengal: Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri conducts door-to-door campaign in Bhabanipur Assembly constituency in support of BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal who is contesting the by-election against CM Mamata Banerjee

  • SEP 22, 2021 10:30 AM IST

    Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda calls for CLP meeting

    Former chief minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda has called for a Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting in Chandigarh on Wednesday, reported news agency ANI.

  • SEP 22, 2021 10:16 AM IST

    Policeman succumbs to bullet injury in J&K’s Kupwara 

    Policeman Ajay Dhar succumbed to a bullet injury in J&K’s Kupwara on Tuesday night after he forcefully tried to enter a temple at midnight. According to J&K Police, Dhar was shot by a sentry guarding a temple around 2 am after he failed to stop when asked, reported ANI.

  • SEP 22, 2021 09:27 AM IST

    India’s daily Covid-19 tally goes up by 26,964; 383 fatalities recorded in last 24 hours

    India recorded 26,964 cases on Wednesday, pushing the total tally of cases to 3,35,31,498. In the last 24 hours 131 fatalities were also recorded, the death toll now stands at 445,768, according to the Union health ministry.

  • SEP 22, 2021 08:38 AM IST

    PM Modi congratulates his Canadian counterpart for election win

    PM Modi congratulated his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau for wining the Parliamentary elections. “Congratulations Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau on your victory in the elections! I look forward to continue working with you to further strengthen India-Canada relations, as well as our cooperation on global and multilateral issues,” the PM tweeted on Wednesday. 

  • SEP 22, 2021 08:27 AM IST

    Mortal remains of Mahant Narendra Giri sent for post-mortem

  • SEP 22, 2021 07:51 AM IST

    Customs dept arrests 2 officials at Mumbai airport for possession

    The Customs department arrested two individuals who arrived from Johnsburg, US, for possessing 5kg heroine worth 25 crores. Accused have been sent to judicial custody for 14 days, reported ANI.

  • SEP 22, 2021 07:17 AM IST

    Taliban seeks representation at UN, names new envoy

    The Taliban have demanded representation at this week’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session, challenging the credentials of the current envoy of the country. Read More

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A health official draws a dose of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) (REUTERS)
A health official draws a dose of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) (REUTERS)

India may allow smaller gap between 2 doses of Covishield vaccine

Reuters |

PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 01:05 PM IST

India doubled the gap between the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine’s two doses in May to make sure more people were inoculated with at least one dose when supplies were scarce at the height of the country’s outbreak this year.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau at G-7 summit in Biarritz, France on August 26, 2019. (File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau at G-7 summit in Biarritz, France on August 26, 2019. (File photo)

PM Modi congratulates Canada’s Justin Trudeau for election win

UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2021 01:04 PM IST

“Congratulations Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau on your victory in the elections! I look forward to continue working with you to further strengthen India-Canada relations, as well as our cooperation on global and multilateral issues,” Modi tweeted as he embarked on a visit to the US

The Supreme Court. (HT archive)
The Supreme Court. (HT archive)

SC dismisses C’garh govt plea in toolkit case against ex-CM Raman Singh, Patra

By Abraham Thomas

PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 12:56 PM IST

It said observation in the order terming the First Information Report (FIR) filed in the case as politically motivated will not come in the way of the high court in finally deciding the matter

So far, Delhi has reported 211 cases of dengue this year, with over 50 cases reported last week.(HT Photo)
So far, Delhi has reported 211 cases of dengue this year, with over 50 cases reported last week.(HT Photo)

News updates from HT: Dengue cases in Sept lower than previous yrs, says Jain

UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2021 12:49 PM IST

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The Union government informed the Supreme Court the NDA will be ready to welcome the first-ever batch of women cadets in January 2023 (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
The Union government informed the Supreme Court the NDA will be ready to welcome the first-ever batch of women cadets in January 2023 (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Can’t deny them their right: SC on Centre’s plea to defer NDA exams for women

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2021 12:15 PM IST

  • Stating the armed forces were best suited to deal with “emergencies”, the apex court said, “We don’t want women to be denied their right. Needful be done by the defence department in collaboration with UPSC.”

PM Narendra Modi. (File photo)
PM Narendra Modi. (File photo)

Visit an opportunity to consolidate ties, says PM Modi before leaving for US

PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 11:58 AM IST

Modi said he will review the India-US partnership with President Joe Biden and participate in the maiden in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit with Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga

A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi. (HT PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi. (HT PHOTO)

SC rejects Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple trust’s plea for audit exemption 

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 11:39 AM IST

The court said its last year’s audit order did not confine to the temple, but the trust as well, adding the process should be completed as early as possible, preferably within three months.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Joe Biden during his US visit (PTI)(File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Joe Biden during his US visit (PTI)(File Photo)

PM Modi’s departure statement ahead of US visit 2021: Full text

UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2021 11:21 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi’s US Visit 2021: PM Modi will be reviewing the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with President Biden and exchanging views on regional and global issues of mutual interest, a statement from the PMO detailed.

The Union health minister felicitated nine leading states and Union Territories (UTs) based on the 2020-21 SFSI ranking (HT photo)
The Union health minister felicitated nine leading states and Union Territories (UTs) based on the 2020-21 SFSI ranking (HT photo)

Manipur ranks third in food safety index among small states

By Sobhapati Samom

PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 11:12 AM IST

The State Food Safety Index or SFSI ranking is an effort to measure food safety standards across the nation and it is prepared for three categories – large states, small states and Union Territories

Punjab chief minister Charanjit Channi with Navjot Sidhu at Golden temple in Amritsar on Wednesday.(Sameer Sehgal/ HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Channi with Navjot Sidhu at Golden temple in Amritsar on Wednesday.(Sameer Sehgal/ HT Photo)

In Amritsar, Punjab CM makes a brief stopover at tea stall, recites poetry

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 11:00 AM IST

Charanjit Singh Channi took oath as chief minister of Punjab on Monday. The three-time MLA from Rupnagar’s Chamkaur Sahib is the state’s first Dalit CM. He was selected for the post by the party high command, following Captain Amarinder Singh’s resignation.

Calling it an “important development”, the WHO chief further said India’s contribution will help all COVAX-supported countries reach the 40 per cent vaccination target rate by the end of the year.(REUTERS)
Calling it an “important development”, the WHO chief further said India’s contribution will help all COVAX-supported countries reach the 40 per cent vaccination target rate by the end of the year.(REUTERS)

WHO chief thanks Mansukh Mandaviya for resuming vaccine exports to COVAX pool

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 10:56 AM IST

  • Sharing a tweet, the WHO chief wrote, “Thank you Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya for announcing India will resume crucial Covid vaccine shipments to COVAX in October.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for US on Wednesday morning.(Twitter/@MEAIndia)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for US on Wednesday morning.(Twitter/@MEAIndia)

PM Modi leaves for US, will meet President Biden, address UN general assembly

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2021 11:27 AM IST

PM Modi is scheduled to meet US President Joe Biden on September 24. The two leaders will discuss the current regional security situation following the recent developments in Afghanistan.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Twitter/@MEAIndia)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Twitter/@MEAIndia)

PM Modi US visit LIVE: Flight to fly over Pak airspace to avoid Afghanistan

UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2021 01:02 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi US visit Live Updates: During the three day-visit, Modi will be accompanied by a high-level delegation that would comprise external affairs minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and national security advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval.

A beneficiary receives a dose of Covid-19 vaccine during a special camp outside a temple in Hyderabad. (File photo)
A beneficiary receives a dose of Covid-19 vaccine during a special camp outside a temple in Hyderabad. (File photo)

Covid-19: New infection tally rises, but active case count lowest in 186 days 

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2021 10:27 AM IST

A nationwide recovery rate of 97.77 per cent was also the highest since March 2020 with 34,167 patients declared cured in the last 24 hours.

TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee. (File photo)
TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee. (File photo)

TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee to visit Tripura today

By Priyanka Deb Barman

UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2021 10:00 AM IST

TMC had scheduled a rally for Banerjee on Wednesday in Agartala. The state police earlier denied it permission for holding rallies for him on September 15 and 16

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