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Updated on Jan 15, 2022 03:45 PM IST

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  • Jan 15, 2022 03:44 PM IST

    West Bengal extends Covid-19 restrictions till January 31

    West Bengal has extended Covid-19 restrictions till January 31 but has permitted fairs on open grounds in a ‘very restricted manner’.

  • Jan 15, 2022 03:42 PM IST

    R-Day parade meaningless if we don’t have Netaji tableau: Netaji’s grandnephew

    To really honour Subhash Chandra Bose, one should understand his ideology and implement it. Today divisive politics is tearing the nation apart. The Republic Day parade will be meaningless if we don’t have a Netaji tableau in it: Chandra Kumar Bose, Netaji’s grandnephew

  • Jan 15, 2022 02:57 PM IST

    Bengal civic body polls deferred over Covid concerns

    The Civic body polls in West Bengal have been deferred owing to the current Covid-19 scenario, elections will now take place on February 12 instead of January 22. The counting of the voters will take place on February 15.

  • Jan 15, 2022 02:31 PM IST

    Cong releases first list of 86 candidates for Punjab Assembly elections.

    Congress releases first list of 86 candidates for Punjab Assembly elections. Chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi will contest from Chamkaur Sahib SC while party’s state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will contest from Amritsar East.

  • Jan 15, 2022 02:30 PM IST

    Two, including SBI official, held from Maharashtra in bribery case

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two accused including a State bank of India (SBI) official from Maharashtra in link with a bribery case where the accused had demanded a bribe of 20,000 for processing and sanctioning of a top-up loan, ANI reported.

  • Jan 15, 2022 01:49 PM IST

    Yogi can stay back in Gorakhpur: Akhilesh Yadav takes dig at UP CM’s nomination

    Akhilesh Yadav, starting his press conference in Lucknow, takes a swipe at the chief minister Yogi Adityanath and says, “Now that he is contesting Gorakhpur City seat, he can stay back in Gorakhpur”.

    “SP will go to people with progressive politics, progressive manifesto,” he adds.

  • Jan 15, 2022 01:34 PM IST

    Lucknow Police pastes notice outside SP office for violation of Model Code of Conduct

    Ahead of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s press briefing today, Lucknow Police put up a notice outside SP office stating violation of Model Code of Conduct, Section 144, COVID protocols by the party yesterday, January 14.

    “I appeal to the leaders party workers to abide by EC guidelines, Covid protocols whenever they come to the office…I have also heard that a notice was also put up at our office today,” SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said.

  • Jan 15, 2022 01:22 PM IST

    UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath to contest from Gorakhpur, Dy CM Keshav Maurya from Sirathu

    Gorakhpur is a familiar political turf for chief minister Yogi Adityanath from where he was elected unopposed for 5 consecutive terms and from where he draws his other identity as head priest of Gorakhnath Mutt.

    Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to contest from Sirathu assembly segment. Read more

  • Jan 15, 2022 01:04 PM IST

    Union minister announces BJP’s candidate list for UP polls, CM Yogi to contest from Gorakhpur

    “We are releasing list of candidates on 57/58 seats in first phase and 38/55 in second phase,” announces BJP leader & Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

    Chief minister Yogi Adityanath to contest from Gorakhpur seat. 

  • Jan 15, 2022 12:51 PM IST

    Study shows evidence of early community transmission of Omicron in Delhi, reports ANI

    Department of Clinical Virology at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi has found evidence of early community transmission of Omicron (B1.1.529) in the national capital.

  • Jan 15, 2022 12:13 PM IST

    Start-ups will be backbone of new India: PM Modi

    Start-ups are going to be the backbone of new India. When India completes 100 years of independence, start-ups will have an important role. Country’s innovators are making the country proud globally, PM Modi said.

  • Jan 15, 2022 12:04 PM IST

    January 16 to be celebrated as ‘National Start-up Day’, says PM Modi

    January 16 to be celebrated as ‘National Start-up Day’, says Prime Minister Modi at interaction with start-ups, today.

  • Jan 15, 2022 11:52 AM IST

    Republic Day celebrations to begin from January 23 every year, reports ANI

    Republic Day Celebrations will now begin every year from 23rd January instead of 24th January to include the birth anniversary of Subash Chandra Bose, news agency ANI reported, citing government sources.

  • Jan 15, 2022 11:50 AM IST

    BSP chief Mayawati releases first list of candidates for UP assembly elections

    BSP supremo Mayavati released the first list of candidates for UP assembly election. She also released 17th edition of parties blue book on her 66th birthday at BSP party office in Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India on Saturday.

  • Jan 15, 2022 11:13 AM IST

    Akhilesh Yadav doesn’t want Dalits, just the vote bank: Bhim Army chief

    After all the discussions, in the end, I felt that Akhilesh Yadav does not want Dalits in this alliance, he just wants Dalit vote bank. He humiliated the people of Bahujan Samaj, I tried for 1 month 3 days but the alliance could not happen, said Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad.

  • Jan 15, 2022 09:42 AM IST

    India reports 268,833 new Covid cases, 402 deaths in last 24 hours; active caseload over 14 lakh

    India on Saturday reported 268,833 fresh Covid-19 cases and 402 deaths in last 24 hours, taking the active caseload to 14,17,820. The cumulative total for infections stand at 36,850,962, the Union health ministry stated.

    There are a total of 6,041 confirmed cases of Omicron.

     

  • Jan 15, 2022 08:52 AM IST

    J&K admin extends Covid-19 restrictions, weekend curfew

    Restrictions imposed in Jammu & Kashmir shall continue to remain in force till further orders. There shall be complete restriction on non-essential movement during weekends; night curfew to remain in force from 9 pm-6 am with complete restriction on non-essential movement, it said.

  • Jan 15, 2022 08:31 AM IST

    Watch: Jallikattu competition underway in Tamil Nadu

  • Jan 15, 2022 07:27 AM IST

    PM Modi to interact with startups today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with startups today at 10:30 am via video conferencing; startups to make presentations before PM on six themes including Growing from Roots; Nudging the DNA; From Local to Global etc.

  • Jan 15, 2022 06:51 AM IST

    Chief of Army Staff Gen Naravane extends greetings on Army Day

    Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane conveys felicitations and warm wishes to All Ranks of the Indian Army, veterans and their Families on the occasion of 74th Army Day.

  • Jan 15, 2022 06:38 AM IST

    People visit Sabarimala temple for Makaravilakku festival

  • Jan 15, 2022 06:08 AM IST

    Intel agencies suspect Russia’s ground invasion of Ukraine in next 30 days: White House

    Intelligence agencies monitoring Russian cyber operations against Ukraine believe Russia’s pattern of activity could signal a ground invasion of Ukraine within the next 30 days, the White House said on Friday.

  • Jan 15, 2022 06:05 AM IST

    Media reports on  ‘significant undercount’ of Covid-19 deaths ‘baseless, misleading’, says Centre

    The central government on Friday refuted media reports alleging a “significant undercount” of COVID-19 deaths in the first two waves in India, saying that these are baseless, misleading and ill-informed.

    “It is clarified that such media reports are fallacious and ill-informed. They are not based on facts and are mischievous in nature. India has a very robust system of birth and death reporting which is based on a Statute and is carried out regularly from the Gram Panchayat level to the District-level and State level. The whole exercise is carried out under the overall oversight of the Registrar General of India (RGI),” the ministry of health and family welfare said.

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Amid rising Covid cases, civic body polls in Bengal deferred to Feb 12 

Notably, the civic body polls in Bidhannagar, Asansol, Siliguri, and Chandannagar were originally scheduled to be held on January 22.

No new decisions have been taken regarding electioneering rules. (File Photo)
No new decisions have been taken regarding electioneering rules. (File Photo)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 03:47 PM IST

Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Salman Khan approaches court against ‘neighbour’ on charges of defamation

Salman Khan’s ‘neighbour’ Ketan Kakkad who reportedly owns a plot near Salman’s Panvel farmhouse allegedly defamed the actor in a YouTube interview. 

Salman Khan's lawyers sought an interim injunction (order) restraining Kakkad from making any further defamatory statements. 
Salman Khan’s lawyers sought an interim injunction (order) restraining Kakkad from making any further defamatory statements. 

Published on Jan 15, 2022 03:06 PM IST

Catch your own waves at Mulki

Surfing is a lifetime experience and is all about a surfboard, the waves and your penchant for adventure. The long, gently sloped yet powerful waves of Mulki, a quaint town in Karnataka suits everyone from those relatively new to surfing, and experienced riders

Indica Surf School
Indica Surf School

Updated on Jan 15, 2022 03:08 PM IST

In BJP first list for UP elections, 60% of 107 candidates are OBC, Dalits

UP elections 2022: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath will contest from the Gorakhpur Shaher assembly constituency while deputy chief Minister KP Marya will contest from Sirathu in Prayagraj.

Of the 107 BJP candidates whose names were announced on SAturday, 44 are from OBC and 19 from Scheduled Caste or Dalit community, said a BJP leader (Twitter/ANI)
Of the 107 BJP candidates whose names were announced on SAturday, 44 are from OBC and 19 from Scheduled Caste or Dalit community, said a BJP leader (Twitter/ANI)

Updated on Jan 15, 2022 02:40 PM IST

India continuously strengthening its image as world’s largest millennial market

India’s startup ecosystem is continuously discovering and improving itself. “It is in a constant state of learning and changing,”the Prime Minister said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures while addressing Start-UPs across the country via video conferencing, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures while addressing Start-UPs across the country via video conferencing, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 02:33 PM IST

‘Techade of India’: PM says Jan 16 to be celebrated as National Start-up Day

  • Highlighting India’s 46th rank in the Global Innovation Index, the prime minister said that the government’s campaign on innovation has improved the country’s ranking.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures while addressing start-ups across the country via video conferencing, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures while addressing start-ups across the country via video conferencing, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 02:26 PM IST

Elephant demolishes boundary wall of Khurda’s EVM warehouse in Odisha

In November last year, a herd from Chandaka elephant sanctuary bulldozed their way into the hospital compound of Khurda district hospital by breaking the boundary wall.

Officials in Odisha’s Khurda district said the elephant did not cause any damage other than the boundary wall of the warehouse (HT File photo/Representative Image)
Officials in Odisha’s Khurda district said the elephant did not cause any damage other than the boundary wall of the warehouse (HT File photo/Representative Image)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 12:45 PM IST

Army displays new combat uniform for first time

Army Day 2022: Commandos of the Parachute regiment were dressed in the new battle fatigues as they marched at the parade ground in Delhi Cantt.

Parachute regiment commandos in army's new combat uniform (Rahul Singh/Twitter)
Parachute regiment commandos in army’s new combat uniform (Rahul Singh/Twitter)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 12:30 PM IST

Message is clear: Army chief on bid to change status quo along border

Army Chief General MM Naravane said last year was extremely challenging for the Army while speaking about the standoff with China on eastern Ladakh.

Army Chief General MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar and IAF chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari pay homage at the National War Memorial to mark the 74th Army Day, Saturday, (PTI)
Army Chief General MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar and IAF chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari pay homage at the National War Memorial to mark the 74th Army Day, Saturday, (PTI)

Updated on Jan 15, 2022 01:30 PM IST

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