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Galwan hero could be posthumously awarded Mahavir Chakra on R-Day

25 Jan 2021

Galwan hero could be posthumously awarded Mahavir Chakra on R-Day

Colonel Santosh Babu, who was martyred in Galwan Valley clash last June along with 19 others, will most likely be awarded the Mahavir Chakra posthumously on Republic Day.

Indo-China clash reported in Sikkim, both sides suffer injuries

25 Jan 2021

Indo-China clash reported in Sikkim, both sides suffer injuries

Amid ongoing tensions between India and China, another clash between both armies was reported on Monday.

No foreign leader as R-Day chief guest this year: Report

11 Jan 2021

No foreign leader as R-Day chief guest this year: Report

India will reportedly not have a chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations this year.

How will coronavirus vaccine reach Indians? Centre outlines plan

06 Jan 2021

How will coronavirus vaccine reach Indians? Centre outlines plan

As India faces a mammoth challenge of administering the coronavirus vaccine to 1.3 billion people, the Centre on Tuesday explained how the drive will be conducted.

20 more people contract new coronavirus strain, tally reaches 58

05 Jan 2021

20 more people contract new coronavirus strain, tally reaches 58

On Tuesday, the Union Health Ministry said that 20 more people have tested positive for the new strain of coronavirus that was detected in the United Kingdom. With this, the tally has swelled to 58.

17 dead as roof of cremation ground collapses in Muradnagar

03 Jan 2021

17 dead as roof of cremation ground collapses in Muradnagar

At least 17 people were killed on Sunday as the roof of a building in Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh collapsed, officials said.

Delhi records 1.1°C, coldest New Year's Day in 15 years

01 Jan 2021

Delhi records 1.1°C, coldest New Year's Day in 15 years

On the first day of 2021, Delhi shivered with the mercury slipping to 1.1°C, as recorded by the Safdarjung observatory, for the first time in over a decade.

India could approve coronavirus vaccine soon, key meeting today

01 Jan 2021

India could approve coronavirus vaccine soon, key meeting today

After the meeting on Wednesday to judge the emergency use authorization applications of coronavirus vaccine developers remained without a conclusion, the subject expert committee (SEC) will meet again today.

Farmers protest: Over 1,500 mobile towers damaged, Captain issues warning

29 Dec 2020

Farmers protest: Over 1,500 mobile towers damaged, Captain issues warning

The agitation of farmers took a pernicious turn when protesters started damaging mobile towers to register an objection against Reliance Jio, owned by business tycoon Mukesh Ambani.

PMC Bank scam: Sanjay Raut's wife summoned by Enforcement Directorate

28 Dec 2020

PMC Bank scam: Sanjay Raut's wife summoned by Enforcement Directorate

In connection to the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons to Varsha Raut, the wife of Shiv Sena's firebrand leader Sanjay Raut.

Detention of 10 Chinese spies in Afghanistan leaves Beijing red-faced

25 Dec 2020

Detention of 10 Chinese spies in Afghanistan leaves Beijing red-faced

In a development that has left Beijing embarrassed, a 10-member module that operated a terror cell has been busted in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, officials in the know told HT.

PM Modi will speak with farmers on December 25

22 Dec 2020

PM Modi will speak with farmers on December 25

The next tranche of the PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme will be released on December 25 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Agriculture Ministry said.

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

19 Dec 2020

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

On Saturday morning, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met a section of dissenters, whose letter in August had sparked a major leadership crisis within the party.

Yoga recognized as competitive sport by government

18 Dec 2020

Yoga recognized as competitive sport by government

The government has recognized yoga as a competitive sport, setting the stage for the inclusion of the ancient art in tournaments held across India.

Gurugram: First-ever training for administering coronavirus vaccine begins

15 Dec 2020

Gurugram: First-ever training for administering coronavirus vaccine begins

While India is yet to approve any coronavirus vaccine, healthcare workers are being trained to administer doses to people.

GST transactions worth over Rs. 1 lakh crore under scanner

07 Dec 2020

GST transactions worth over Rs. 1 lakh crore under scanner

Nearly 13,000 business entities, including some big corporations, allegedly availed of input tax credit (ITC) via fake invoices worth more than Rs. 1 lakh crore, for nearly three years, the Directorate General of Analytics and Risk Management (DGARM) has found.

Serum seeks emergency use approval for Oxford's coronavirus vaccine

07 Dec 2020

Serum seeks emergency use approval for Oxford's coronavirus vaccine

Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has sought emergency use authorization from Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for the coronavirus vaccine, which is developed by the University of Oxford and the British-pharma giant AstraZeneca, multiple reports said.

Key meeting between Centre, farmers today: Here's what to expect

03 Dec 2020

Key meeting between Centre, farmers today: Here's what to expect

Top ministers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government spent time yesterday preparing for the key meeting with farmers' representatives, which is scheduled for 12 noon today at Vigyan Bhawan.

India invites UK PM Boris Johnson as R-Day chief: Report

02 Dec 2020

India invites UK PM Boris Johnson as R-Day chief: Report

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been invited to be the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebrations in January next year, a report said on Wednesday.

It's cold outside: Government invites agitating farmers for talks today

01 Dec 2020

It's cold outside: Government invites agitating farmers for talks today

As protest by farmers intensified, the government again reached out to them asking them to come for a conversation today at 3 pm. They have been called for talks at Vigyan Bhawan but the farmers haven't made a decision about attending it yet.

India to produce 100 million Sputnik V doses starting 2021

27 Nov 2020

India to produce 100 million Sputnik V doses starting 2021

India will produce over 100 million doses a year of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V starting 2021, under an agreement between the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Hyderabad-based Hetero Biopharma, Hindustan Times reported.

Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

23 Nov 2020

Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was one of the 23 signatories of the unprecedented letter written to party President Sonia Gandhi, has again given his opinion on the issues plaguing the grand old party, in the aftermath of poor performance in Bihar and other states.

Delhi: 131 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, highest tally ever

19 Nov 2020

Delhi: 131 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, highest tally ever

A record 131 died in Delhi on Wednesday of coronavirus-linked complications, making yesterday's death tally the worst since the outbreak. A total of 7,943 have died so far.

Delhi airport heightens security after threats to 2 London-bound flights

04 Nov 2020

Delhi airport heightens security after threats to 2 London-bound flights

Security has been increased at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport after the banned outfit 'Sikhs for Justice' (SFJ) called for the obstruction of two Air India flights.

After Maharashtra, Delhi mulls banning sale of loose cigarettes, beedis

02 Nov 2020

After Maharashtra, Delhi mulls banning sale of loose cigarettes, beedis

Taking a leaf out of the Maharashtra government's handbook, the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government is considering banning the sale of loose cigarettes and beedis, reports said on Monday.

AIIMS to submit proposal for COVAXIN's phase three trials soon

31 Oct 2020

AIIMS to submit proposal for COVAXIN's phase three trials soon

By early next week, AIIMS will submit a proposal to start the third phase of clinical trials of COVAXIN, a vaccine against coronavirus being developed by Bharat Biotech.

Coronavirus: Delhi crosses 5,000-mark for third straight day, rings alarm

31 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Delhi crosses 5,000-mark for third straight day, rings alarm

Delhi is once again being burdened by coronavirus caseload, as for the third consecutive day on Friday, the National Capital recorded more than 5,000 cases. On Friday, a record 5,891 fresh cases came to the fore; on Thursday, Delhi reported 5,739 cases, and on Wednesday, 5,673 cases.

Arrested for harassing women, Delhi-cop to be dismissed from duty

26 Oct 2020

Arrested for harassing women, Delhi-cop to be dismissed from duty

Delhi Police will soon dismiss the 35-year-old sub-inspector, who was arrested for stalking and harassing four women, including a minor, between October 17 and 20.

Cured from coronavirus and living amid pollution? Get flu shot

26 Oct 2020

Cured from coronavirus and living amid pollution? Get flu shot

The winter months and the blanket of air pollution are likely to worsen the coronavirus situation, even for those who have defeated the contagious disease. Hence, the recovered patients, staying in highly-polluted areas, must get a flu shot, said experts.

Pakistan unlikely to avoid FATF's grey-list next year: Indian officials

25 Oct 2020

Pakistan unlikely to avoid FATF's grey-list next year: Indian officials

Turkey was the only country of the 39 members of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) batting for Pakistan's removal from the terror financing watchdog's grey list.

Now, CBI will need Maharashtra government's consent to probe cases

22 Oct 2020

Now, CBI will need Maharashtra government's consent to probe cases

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday withdrew "general consent" given to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), meaning that the premier agency will now need the state's permission to take over cases.

Farooq Abdullah grilled over cricket association scam; party cries vendetta

19 Oct 2020

Farooq Abdullah grilled over cricket association scam; party cries vendetta

Just as Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah today over alleged misappropriation of funds in the J&K Cricket Association, his party decried the move with son Omar calling it "political vendetta."

Remdesivir found ineffective; India to reassess coronavirus treatment protocol

17 Oct 2020

Remdesivir found ineffective; India to reassess coronavirus treatment protocol

The second worst-hit nation in coronavirus pandemic, India, that takes pride in the remarkable recovery rate, will reassess coronavirus treatment protocol after a large-scale trial conducted by World Health Organization (WHO) found that four commonly used re-purposed drugs had little impact in reducing mortality.

Woman, locked inside toilet by husband for 1.5 years, rescued

15 Oct 2020

Woman, locked inside toilet by husband for 1.5 years, rescued

Married for 17 years, a woman in Haryana was subjected to inhumane treatment by her husband for over a year. She was locked up inside a toilet and not given much to eat.

Hathras case: Victim's family to testify before Allahabad HC today

12 Oct 2020

Hathras case: Victim's family to testify before Allahabad HC today

The bereaved family of a 19-year-old Dalit woman from Hathras in Uttar Pradesh will appear before the Allahabad High Court on Monday to narrate their version of the story.

Aadhaar-like cards for village properties to be disbursed by PM

08 Oct 2020

Aadhaar-like cards for village properties to be disbursed by PM

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hand over Aadhaar-like cards to property owners, spread across 763 villages in India, under the SVAMITVA scheme launched in April 2020, that intends to end disputes and boost the finances of properties in rural areas.

2+2 dialogue between India and US to be held soon

05 Oct 2020

2+2 dialogue between India and US to be held soon

India and the United States will hold the third 2+2 dialogue this month and will most likely sign the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), which is linked to geospatial cooperation, HT reported on Monday.

BJP-JD(U) reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal in Bihar, say reports

04 Oct 2020

BJP-JD(U) reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal in Bihar, say reports

Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections later this month, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal (United) have come up with a 50:50 seat-sharing deal, reports said on Sunday.

Journalists allowed to meet Hathras gang-rape victim's family after outrage

03 Oct 2020

Journalists allowed to meet Hathras gang-rape victim's family after outrage

The Uttar Pradesh government, led by BJP's Yogi Adityanath, sent at least 300 police officers to lock down the Bulgaddhi village in Hathras, where a 19-year-old Dalit woman was gang-raped and assaulted.

Coronavirus: Doctors of Delhi's hospital not paid for 3+ months

01 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Doctors of Delhi's hospital not paid for 3+ months

Despite putting in long hours, working hard to save coronavirus patients and risking their own lives, doctors at Delhi's Hindu Rao Hospital have not been paid for more than three months.