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Updated on Feb 07, 2022 08:20 PM IST

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  • Feb 07, 2022 08:17 PM IST

    Maharashtra sees 6,436 new Covid cases, 24 deaths; Mumbai adds 356 fresh infections

    Maharashtra on Monday saw a sharp decline in its daily tally of Covid-19 after 6,436 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. Mumbai’s new cases also dropped with 356 people testing positive for Covid-19 on Monday. 

  • Feb 07, 2022 07:55 PM IST

    Awantipora encounter update: 1 terrorist killed

  • Feb 07, 2022 07:12 PM IST

    Delhi’s daily Covid tally further falls with 1,151 new cases, positivity rate at 2.62%

    The national capital’s daily tally of Covid-19 continued to decline with 1,151 new cases recorded on Monday, according to the health department’s bulletin. The positivity rate on Monday stood at 2.62%. 

  • Feb 07, 2022 07:05 PM IST

    Encounter breaks out in J-K’s Awantipora area

    On Monday evening, an encounter broke out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Awantipora area. Police and security forces are on the job. 

  • Feb 07, 2022 06:21 PM IST

    Kerala records 22,524 fresh Covid-19 cases, 860 more deaths

    Daily Covid-19 cases in Kerala continued to drop with 22,524 fresh infections added on Monday, taking the tally to nearly 6.3 million. As many as 860 more patients died and the toll is over 59,000. 

  • Feb 07, 2022 04:28 PM IST

    33 cases of Dengue reported in Delhi since start of 2022

    Since the beginning of 2022, the national capital has reported 33 cases of Dengue. Ten of these cases have been reported in February in the last one week

  • Feb 07, 2022 04:06 PM IST

    SC orders demolition of Supertech twin towers in Noida within 2 weeks

    The Supreme Court on Monday ordered that the demolition of twin towers of Supertech’s Emerald Court in Noida within two weeks. 

  • Feb 07, 2022 03:49 PM IST

    Iran nuclear deal talks to resume in Vienna on February 8

    The eighth round of the Vienna talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal will resume on Tuesday, the European Union said on Monday. 

  • Feb 07, 2022 03:01 PM IST

    Russia sees slight dip in daily Covid tally with 171,905 cases

    Russia saw a slight reduction in its daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) after 171,905 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. On Sunday, the country recorded 180,071 cases. 

  • Feb 07, 2022 01:50 PM IST

    NGT asks Panel to submit legal framework report on noise norms by April 30 

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has granted time till April 30 for an assigned panel to submit its report on preparation of legal framework for effective implementation of the noise norms in the national capital, reports news agency IANS.

  • Feb 07, 2022 12:24 PM IST

    Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim granted furlough for 3 weeks

    Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, currently in jail for raping his disciples, granted furlough for 3 weeks.

  • Feb 07, 2022 12:14 PM IST

    PM Modi’s Bijnor visit cancelled due to weather conditions

    PM Modi has cancelled his visit to Binjor, UP. Due to weather issues, he will now address the people of UP virtually at 12:30 pm today.

  • Feb 07, 2022 12:10 PM IST

    Union health minister launches Intensified Mission Indradhanush 4.0

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya launches the Intensified Mission Indradhanush 4.0, reports news agency ANI.

  • Feb 07, 2022 11:56 AM IST

    Two Bharatiya Janata Party legislators in Tripura resign from Assembly, quit party

    BJP MLA Sudip Roy Barman and his close associate Asish Kumar Saha have resigned from Tripura Legislative Assembly. They also resigned from the primary membership of the BJP, according to the news agency ANI. 

  • Feb 07, 2022 11:46 AM IST

     Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit appointed as new vice-chancellor of JNU

    Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit a professor at Savitriphule Phule Pune University has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of JNU. She is the first female VC of JNU.

  • Feb 07, 2022 11:43 AM IST

    Kerala high court grants anticipatory bail to actor Dileep in assault case

    Actor Dileep gets anticipatory bail in assault case. The Malyalam actor is named as the first accused in the actress assault case for alleged conspiracy. The case pertains that an actress who worked in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu films was allegedly abducted and molested inside her car by a group of men who had forced their way into the vehicle on the night of February 17, 2017.

  • Feb 07, 2022 10:11 AM IST

    ICSE, ISC Term 1 result 2021 declared

    All the concerned candidates who have appeared for the examination can check their ICSE, ISC semester 1 examination result on the official website of CISE at cisce.org or results.cisce.org.

  • Feb 07, 2022 09:01 AM IST

    Daily Covid-19 tally falls below 1-lakh mark

    India’s daily Covid-19 tally fell below 1-lakh mark as the country reported  83,876 new cases in the last 24 hours. 

  • Feb 07, 2022 08:41 AM IST

    Case registered against SAD chief for violation of EC’s guideline

    Case registered against Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, SAD candidate from Faridkot, Parambans Singh Romana and others for violation of EC’s guideline of maximum 1000 people at physical rallies. As per Returning Officer’s report, over 6000 people gathered at the rally.

  • Feb 07, 2022 08:36 AM IST

    UK seeks answers about ‘disappeared’ Afghan activists

    The United Kingdom on Sunday shared concern over the disappearance of women activists in Afghanistan. “Full support to Special Representative of the Secretary General . @DeborahLyonsUN in expressing the deepening concerns of the international community and seeking answers about ‘disappeared’ activists,” said Hugo Shorter, Charge d’Affaires, UK Mission to Afghanistan.

  • Feb 07, 2022 06:55 AM IST

    Asaduddin Owaisi car attack: Amit Shah to make statement in Parliament today

    Union home minister Amit Shah will today make a statement in both Houses of Parliament regarding the attack on the convoy of All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi in Uttar Pradesh last week. Read More

  • Feb 07, 2022 06:27 AM IST

    SC panel begins probe into PM security breach

    A committee appointed by the Supreme Court arrived in Ferozepur city on Sunday to investigate the security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab on January 5.

No data on bodies dumped in Ganga during second Covid-19 wave: Centre tells RS

The minister of state for Jal Shakti added that the ministry sought reports from concerned state governments on the bodies found floating and action taken or contemplated for ensuring proper handling, management and disposal of bodies by the state authorities for ensuring the protection of the river Ganga.

During the months of May and June last year, when the second wave of Covid-19 was at its peak in the country, bodies floating down the river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar had made headlines all across the world. (HT FILE PHOTO.)

During the months of May and June last year, when the second wave of Covid-19 was at its peak in the country, bodies floating down the river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar had made headlines all across the world. (HT FILE PHOTO.)

Published on Feb 07, 2022 08:01 PM IST

HT This Day: February 09, 1971 — K.M.Munshi dead

Mr K. M. Munshi, educationist, statesman, constitutional authority, founder-member of the Swatantra Party and former Governor of Uttar Pradesh, died at his residence here today. He was 84

HT This Day: February 09, 1971 -- K.M.Munshi dead

HT This Day: February 09, 1971 — K.M.Munshi dead

Published on Feb 07, 2022 07:55 PM IST

BySpecial Correspondent, Bombay

In Parl, PM Modi says Congress sinned during Covid, leads ‘Tukde Tukde’ gang  

PM Narendra Modi, while speaking in the Lok Sabha, said the Congress has lost its appetite for power, but believes in the policy of sowing seeds that will strengthen separatist forces.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament on Monday.(PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament on Monday.(PTI)

Updated on Feb 07, 2022 08:25 PM IST

HT This Day: Feb 08, 1981 –Viswanath’s classic century

Meanwhile, the little veteran, Viswanath, had got going in obdurate fashion. His approach was classically side-on, his body right behind the line, whether forward or back, and his bat unwaveringly straight and close to the pads. In his hour and a quarter at the crease before lunch, he fell for just one temptation and that was when he typically square-drove Yardley against the spin — a vintage stroke, full of risks, but he executed it with admirable control

HT This Day: Feb 08, 1981 --Viswanath’s classic century

HT This Day: Feb 08, 1981 –Viswanath’s classic century

Updated on Feb 07, 2022 07:25 PM IST

BySpecial Correspondent, Melbourne

Arvind Kejriwal releases AAP’s 10-point agenda for Uttarakhand

The ten-point agenda includes guarantees related to uninterrupted free power supply, ample employment opportunities, 1000 to women above 18 years of age on a monthly basis, school education system, medical healthcare on the lines of Delhi Mohalla clinics, and free pilgrimage for senior citizens.

AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal addresses the media on Monday in Haridwar. (RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO.)

AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal addresses the media on Monday in Haridwar. (RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO.)

Published on Feb 07, 2022 07:14 PM IST

Aadhaar card not mandatory on CoWIN portal for vaccination, Centre tells SC

A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant was informed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that one of the nine identity documents including passport, Driving Licence, PAN card, Voter’s Card, Ration card can be produced for vaccination.

The apex court had on October 1, 2021 issued notice to the Centre on the PIL.(AP)

The apex court had on October 1, 2021 issued notice to the Centre on the PIL.(AP)

Published on Feb 07, 2022 07:00 PM IST

In Lok Sabha address, PM Modi talks about India’s post-Covid role, Cong’s ‘ego’

Modi, who replied to the debate on the President’s address to the joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, the country has made several developmental strides in the last few years.

PM Modi said today citizens were getting a gas connection, house and toilets but some opposition leaders are still stuck in 2014.(Screengrab)

PM Modi said today citizens were getting a gas connection, house and toilets but some opposition leaders are still stuck in 2014.(Screengrab)

Updated on Feb 07, 2022 06:59 PM IST

Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

To win UP, Congress should have joined hands with Samajwadi Party: Mamata

Mamata Banerjee on Monday left for Lucknow on a two-day visit. She will campaign for the Samajwadi Party virtually in the run-up to the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chairperson and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said an alliance between Congress and the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh would have helped them win the state. (HT PHOTO.)

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chairperson and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said an alliance between Congress and the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh would have helped them win the state. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on Feb 07, 2022 06:28 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee to reach Lucknow today to campaign for SP chief Akhilesh Yadav

Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases between February 10 and March 10. Earlier in 2021, Yadav had sent SP national vice-president Kiranmay Nanda and SP Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan to campaign for the TMC ahead of the West Bengal assembly polls.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee left for Lucknow on Monday where she will virtually campaign with Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on February 8. (PTI PHOTO.)

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee left for Lucknow on Monday where she will virtually campaign with Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on February 8. (PTI PHOTO.)

Updated on Feb 07, 2022 05:57 PM IST

New in the Northeast | A tribute to Lata, a refugee crisis, and a loyalty oath

  • Lata Mangeshkar’s Junakore Rati in Assamese, a crippling refugee influx from Myanmar into Mizoram, and ‘loyalty oaths’ in Manipur, here is this week’s roundup. 

It was Jonakore Rati, which was being played through the day in Assamese new channels on February 6 when Mangeshkar passed away in Mumbai at 92. (PTI)

It was Jonakore Rati, which was being played through the day in Assamese new channels on February 6 when Mangeshkar passed away in Mumbai at 92. (PTI)

Updated on Feb 07, 2022 05:33 PM IST

Kerala governor signs amendment curtailing powers of Lokayukta

The new amendment takes away Section 14 of the Kerala Lokayukta Act, under which a public servant was required to vacate the office immediately if indicted by Lokayukta. Now, it has only recommendatory authority, not mandatory jurisdiction.

The opposition Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had asked Kerala governor Arif Mohammad Khan not to sign the ordinance which they said will turn the Lokayukta redundant. (File/ANI Photo)

The opposition Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had asked Kerala governor Arif Mohammad Khan not to sign the ordinance which they said will turn the Lokayukta redundant. (File/ANI Photo)

Updated on Feb 07, 2022 06:03 PM IST

DDA struggles to provide land to compensate for the loss of trees

  • After providing 125 hectares of land for compensatory afforestation last year, requests from various agencies are pending for 75 hectares of land. But not much land is available now

As per The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, compensatory afforestation has to be carried out if forest or deemed forest land is diverted for an infrastructure project. (Hindustan Times)

As per The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, compensatory afforestation has to be carried out if forest or deemed forest land is diverted for an infrastructure project. (Hindustan Times)

Published on Feb 07, 2022 05:10 PM IST

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