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  • Nov 17, 2021 02:48 PM IST

    TMC moves privilege motion against ED, CBI in Bengal assembly

    The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday moved a privilege motion against the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the West Bengal assembly. 

  • Nov 17, 2021 02:17 PM IST

    Enrollment in govt schools went up during Covid-19 pandemic: ASER survey

    A significant number of schoolchildren in India have switched from private schools to government-run schools amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) survey released on Wednesday. Read More

  • Nov 17, 2021 02:03 PM IST

    Maha Congress to take legal action against Kangana for alleged defamatory statement against Mahatma Gandhi

    Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole said on Wednesday that the party will take legal action against actor Kangana Ranaut for her alleged defamatory statement against Mahatma Gandhi. Read more

  • Nov 17, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    Construction activities banned in Delhi till November 21

    Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said on Wednesday that construction and demolition will be banned in the national capital till November 21. “There will be 100% work from home for Govt depts till November 21. Schools, colleges, institutes, training centres and libraries will remain closed till further orders,” Rai said. 

  • Nov 17, 2021 12:47 PM IST

    Lakhimpur violence: Ex-Punjab and Haryana HC judge appointed to monitor probe

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed Justice (retired) Rakesh Kumar Jain, former judge of the Punjab and Haryana high court, to monitor the ongoing probe in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. Read more

  • Nov 17, 2021 11:49 AM IST

    2 CRPF jawans among 4 injured in grenade attack in J&K’s Baramulla

    Four people, including two personnel of the CRPF, have been injured in a grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district. 

  • Nov 17, 2021 11:19 AM IST

    Ahead of winter session of Parliament, PM Modi suggests separate time for ‘quality debate’ in House

    Ahead of the winter session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday suggested separate timing for ‘quality debate’ in House.

  • Nov 17, 2021 10:31 AM IST

    Delhi-NCR air pollution crisis: Centre unwilling to ask its employees to work from home

    The Centre on Wednesday expressed unwillingness before the Supreme Court to ask its employees to work from home and instead has advised its employees in Delhi to resort to carpooling to reduce the number of vehicles used by them for commuting, news agency ANI reported. 

  • Nov 17, 2021 10:18 AM IST

    Jammu imposes night curfew amid surge in Covid-19 cases

    Amid a surge in cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), a night curfew has been imposed in Jammu from 10 pm to 6 am from Wednesday. Earlier, the timings of the curfew were from 11 pm till 5am.  Read more

  • Nov 17, 2021 10:12 AM IST

    Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot asks govt teachers about bribes, gets this answer

    Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and his government were embarrassed when he asked whether government teachers in the state had to pay bribes for their transfer between schools. Read more

  • Nov 17, 2021 10:10 AM IST

    Former Delhi assembly speaker Yoganand Shastri joins NCP

    Yoganand Shastri, the former speaker of the Delhi assembly, joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday in the presence of party president Sharad Pawar. Shastri had resigned from the Congress party last year. 

     

  • Nov 17, 2021 09:26 AM IST

    Uttar Pradesh: 8 wagons of container train derailed, restoration work underway 

  • Nov 17, 2021 09:22 AM IST

    India records 15% higher infections than yesterday with 10,197 new Covid-19 cases

    India’s daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) went up again with 10,197 new cases in the last 24 hours. As many as 12,134 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours. Wednesday’s caseload is 15% higher than that of Tuesday’s when 8,865 infections were reported. 

  • Nov 17, 2021 08:26 AM IST

    Mizoram reports 459 new Covid-19 case, 1 more death

    Mizoram on Wednesday reported 459 new cases and one more death due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), taking the caseload and death toll to 129,845 and 467 respectively

  • Nov 17, 2021 08:14 AM IST

    Kejriwal slams Congress, BJP for criticising his free electricity promise in Goa

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal hit out at the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for censuring him over his promise of providing free electricity to the people of Goa. Read more

  • Nov 17, 2021 07:45 AM IST

    NITI Aayog lists 11 measures to improve school education system

    NITI Aayog, the Centre’s public policy think tank, has suggested 11 measures to improve the country’s school education system, especially learning outcomes, for effective implementation of National Education Policy, 2020. Read more

  • Nov 17, 2021 06:49 AM IST

    Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘very poor category’

  • Nov 17, 2021 06:29 AM IST

    Bihar to take action against employees violating liquor ban

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday directed state officials to take strict action against the government employees caught in an instance related to violation of liquor ban, Chaitanya Prasad, additional chief Secretary (Home), told news agency ANI. 

    The above direction comes after a high-level meeting on liquor prohibition was chaired by chief minister Kumar on Tuesday. 

    “He has given instructions to identify and take action against the personnel of police stations that haven’t taken any action regarding the liquor ban,” Prasad said.

Enrollment in govt schools went up during Covid-19 pandemic: ASER survey

Financial distress precipitated by the pandemic, free facilities at government schools, inability of privately-run schools to conduct online classes, and migration caused by lockdowns have been cited as the main reasons

Students participate in a debate competition at St. Dominic Savio's High School in Patna, Bihar. (HT)

Students participate in a debate competition at St. Dominic Savio’s High School in Patna, Bihar. (HT)

Published on Nov 17, 2021 02:15 PM IST

Lack of discussion during passage of bills a concern: Om Birla

The Speaker’s comments at the 100th year of the legislative presiding officer’s conference on Wednesday assumes significance as both the treasury bench and the presiding officers are bracing for a stormy winter session of parliament

The Congress and other Opposition parties are likely to raise issues such as Pegasus, Rafale , price rise and extension of CBI and ED chiefs’ tenure through ordinance route. (ANI Photo/File/Representative use)

The Congress and other Opposition parties are likely to raise issues such as Pegasus, Rafale , price rise and extension of CBI and ED chiefs’ tenure through ordinance route. (ANI Photo/File/Representative use)

Published on Nov 17, 2021 01:38 PM IST

Lakhimpur violence: Ex-Punjab and Haryana HC judge appointed to monitor probe

Three Indian Police Service (IPS) officers have also been inducted into the special investigation team (SIT). The Supreme Court will hear the case after the charge sheet is filed and a report is received from justice Jain

Special Investigation Team takes the accused to recreate the crime scene, in Lakhimpur Kheri . (ANI file photo)

Special Investigation Team takes the accused to recreate the crime scene, in Lakhimpur Kheri . (ANI file photo)

Updated on Nov 17, 2021 01:59 PM IST

Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Modi urges legislative bodies to work with sense of national duty

PM Narendra Modi said when public representatives and legislative bodies emphasise the message of performing their duties, it would have an impact on the entire nation

PM Narendra Modi asked assemblies to encourage healthy debates and add value to discussions. (PTI Photo)

PM Narendra Modi asked assemblies to encourage healthy debates and add value to discussions. (PTI Photo)

Updated on Nov 17, 2021 12:38 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh governor Harichandan diagnosed with Covid-19, rushed to hospital

Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan has been suffering from cough and cold over the last two days following a recent trip to New Delhi, according to a bulletin issued by the Raj Bhavan

A file photo of Andhra Pradesh governor Biswabhusan Harichandan at Raj Bhavan in Vijayawada. He has been diagnosed with Covid-19 and rushed to a hospital in Hyderabad. (ANI/File)

A file photo of Andhra Pradesh governor Biswabhusan Harichandan at Raj Bhavan in Vijayawada. He has been diagnosed with Covid-19 and rushed to a hospital in Hyderabad. (ANI/File)

Published on Nov 17, 2021 12:28 PM IST

PM Modi suggests separate timing for ‘quality debate’ in House

  • The prime minister also suggested setting aside 3-4 days for those elected representatives who are doing “something special” for society to share their experience in the House.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing all India presiding officers conference.(ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing all India presiding officers conference.(ANI)

Published on Nov 17, 2021 12:15 PM IST

IMD’s weather alert: Heavy rainfall expected in these states and UTs

IMD said in a release that light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy rainfall at isolated places are very likely. 

IMD said in its alert that seven states and Union territories will receive rain. (HT File Photo/Representative Image)

IMD said in its alert that seven states and Union territories will receive rain. (HT File Photo/Representative Image)

Published on Nov 17, 2021 11:39 AM IST

Chhattisgarh: Congress corporator stabbed to death, 11 persons detained

Suraj Banchhor, 39, a corporator at Bhilai Charoda Municipal Corporation, was stabbed to death by multiple, unidentified individuals near Hathkhoj pond where they were holding a party, according to police

A representational image. Congress corporator Suraj Banchhor, from Durg district in Chhattisgarh, was murdered by unidentified persons late on Monday night near Hathkhoj pond. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A representational image. Congress corporator Suraj Banchhor, from Durg district in Chhattisgarh, was murdered by unidentified persons late on Monday night near Hathkhoj pond. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Published on Nov 17, 2021 11:34 AM IST

Complaint filed against Vir Das as row over ‘two Indias’ video heats up

  • In the short video Vir Das talks about some major contemporary issues like farmers protest, rape, India’s response to Covid-19, the crackdown on comedians.

Actor and comedian Vir Das, who is currently in the US, uploaded the video on YouTube on Monday,

Actor and comedian Vir Das, who is currently in the US, uploaded the video on YouTube on Monday,

Published on Nov 17, 2021 11:27 AM IST

Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Rajnath Singh, Gen Rawat to honour epic Rezang La heroes with new memorial

After the humiliation of 1962 war, successive Indian governments under advice from the Indian army chose not to upgrade the border infrastructure along the LAC, lest the Chinese army use it to make inroads into Indian hinterland.

The Shaitan company inflicted so many losses on nearly 400 PLA troops that the Chinese took no prisoners of war at Rezang La. (File Photo)

The Shaitan company inflicted so many losses on nearly 400 PLA troops that the Chinese took no prisoners of war at Rezang La. (File Photo)

Published on Nov 17, 2021 11:17 AM IST

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