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Updated on Feb 15, 2022 10:15 PM IST

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  • Feb 15, 2022 10:15 PM IST

    Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu, accused in Red Fort violence, killed in road accident

    Punjabi actor-activist Deep Sidhu, who is accused in 2021 Red Fort violence incident, died in a road accident near Haryana’s Sonepat. Read more 

  • Feb 15, 2022 09:35 PM IST

    Schools in Delhi to remain closed tomorrow 

  • Feb 15, 2022 09:07 PM IST

    Yes Bank promoter Rana Kapoor moves bail plea in Delhi HC

    Former managing director and CEO of Yes Bank Rana Kapoor on Tuesday moved a bail petition to Delhi high court.

  • Feb 15, 2022 08:33 PM IST

    Legendary singer Sandhya Mukherjee, who recently rejected Padma Shree, passes away in Kolkata after contracting Covid last month

    Legendary singer Sandhya Mukherjee, who recently rejected Padma Shree, passes away in Kolkata after contracting Covid last month, reports ANI.

  • Feb 15, 2022 07:59 PM IST

    Karnataka: Section 144 imposed in Tumakuru district from tomorrow ahead of PU colleges reopening 

    The Karnataka government on Tuesday imposed section 144 in the Tumakuru district from 6 am on Wednesday. Read more 

  • Feb 15, 2022 07:48 PM IST

    After several days of decline, Delhi sees rise in fresh Covid cases; 756 more patients detected in city

  • Feb 15, 2022 07:26 PM IST

    No fly zone declared till Feb 17 in Punjab’s Fazilka in view of PM Modi’s rally in Abohar on Thursday

    No fly zone declared till Feb 17 in Punjab’s Fazilka in view of PM Modi’s rally in Abohar on Thursday.

  • Feb 15, 2022 07:04 PM IST

    Delhi declares holiday on  February 16 in all govt offices on account of Guru Ravidas’s birthday

  • Feb 15, 2022 06:52 PM IST

    CBI registers FIR in Thanjavur student suicide case

    The Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI ) on Tuesday registered an First Information Report ( FIR) in the Tamil Nadu girl’s suicide case. Read more

  • Feb 15, 2022 06:30 PM IST

    Kerala records 11,776 new Covid19 cases, 20 deaths

    Kerala on Tuesday registered  11,776 new Covid19 cases, & 20 deaths today. Kerala’s active caseload now stands at 1,23,825.

  • Feb 15, 2022 06:12 PM IST

    ECI requests governor of Punjab to take action against Punjab State Information Commissioner for running an election campaign in favour of his father

    The Election Commission of India (ECI)  has requested the governor of Punjab to take action against Punjab State Information Commissioner Anumit Singh Sodhi after complaints of violation of powers by him for running an election campaign in favour of his father Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi.

  • Feb 15, 2022 05:15 PM IST

     Lakhimpur Kheri violence accused Ashish Mishra walks out of jail after being granted bail last week

  • Feb 15, 2022 04:56 PM IST

    Karnataka High court adjourns hearing into pleas over hijab row to Wednesday

    Karnataka High court adjourns hearing into pleas over hijab row to Wednesday, reports ANI.

  • Feb 15, 2022 04:24 PM IST

    Central agencies being misused with aim of toppling Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra: Sena MP Sanjay Raut

    Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut alleged that central agencies are being misused with aim of toppling the Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra, according to news agency PTI.

  • Feb 15, 2022 04:13 PM IST

    Russian lawmakers call on Putin to recognise Ukraine separatist statelets

  • Feb 15, 2022 04:06 PM IST

    Karnataka High court: Sr advocate Kamat, for petitioner, refers to a judgment of a South Africa court

  • Feb 15, 2022 03:55 PM IST

    WB Municipal Polls: Second application filed before Calcutta HC alleging large scale violence during elections 

  • Feb 15, 2022 03:19 PM IST

    Karnataka High Court begins hearing petitions challenging a ban on hijab in educational institutes

    Karnataka High Court begins hearing petitions challenging a ban on hijab in educational institutes, reports news agency ANI.

  • Feb 15, 2022 02:37 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan tests positive for Covid-19

  • Feb 15, 2022 02:04 PM IST

    Jharkhand: 4 killed in accident in Ramgarh district

    Four people died while several others were injured in an accident involving six vehicles on NH 33 in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Feb 15, 2022 02:02 PM IST

    Fodder scam: Seeking to shift Lalu Prasad Yadav to RIMS, Ranchi on medical grounds, says lawyer

    “We have given an application in the court, seeking instruction to jail authorities to shift him (Lalu Prasad Yadav) to RIMS, Ranchi on the ground of his poor health,” the RJD supremo’s lawyer Prabhat Kumar said on Tuesday. 

  • Feb 15, 2022 01:49 PM IST

    Some Russian forces near Ukraine returning to bases

    On Tuesday, some russian forces near Ukraine have started returning to bases, news agency AFP said citing official sources. 

  • Feb 15, 2022 12:02 PM IST

    Former Union law minister Ashwani Kumar quits Congress

    Ashwani Kumar, the country’s former law minister, resigned from the Congress party on Tuesday. 

  • Feb 15, 2022 11:37 AM IST

    Indian embassy in Kyiv asks Indians to leave Ukraine

  • Feb 15, 2022 10:31 AM IST

    ED officials visit residence of Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena

    Officials from the Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday visited the residence of Haseena Parkar, who is the sister of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. 

  • Feb 15, 2022 09:38 AM IST

    Maharashtra’s Thane district adds 93 new Covid-19 cases

    Thane district added 93 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday which pushed the tally to 7,07,316.

  • Feb 15, 2022 09:06 AM IST

    India’s daily Covid tally falls again with 27,409 new cases

    India’s daily tally of Covid-19 fell below the 30,000-mark on Tuesday after 27,409 new cases were added in the last 24 hours. The cumulative count of infections has climbed to 4,26,92,943. The active cases in the country have further declined to 4,23,127.

  • Feb 15, 2022 08:44 AM IST

    India’s cumulative Covid vaccination count crosses 173 crore

  • Feb 15, 2022 07:36 AM IST

    Mizoram adds 2,022 new Covid-19 cases, tally nearing 2 lakh

    Mizoram’s caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) climbed to 1,99,019 after 2,022 new infections were added. 

  • Feb 15, 2022 07:10 AM IST

    From today, Centre to receive first supply of Corbevax vaccine

    From Tuesday, the Centre will receive its first supply of Biological E’s Covid-19 vaccine. Read more

  • Feb 15, 2022 06:59 AM IST

    Biden administration warns Russia of severe consequences if it invades Ukraine; insists on diplomatic solution

    The Joe Biden-led United States administration has warned Russia of severe consequences if it raids Ukraine and has insisted on a diplomatic solution on the matter. 

  • Feb 15, 2022 06:13 AM IST

    Assam schools set to reopen today, restrictions end

    Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had announced several relaxations including curfew timings, paving way for schools in the state to reopen from February 15.

Now, school in Madhya Pradesh bans hijab after right wing groups’ protest

The principal of a government college in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh has banned students from wearing the hijab inside the institution after members of right-wing groups staged a protest.

Women and girls holding placards stage a peaceful protest over the hijab ban imposed in the few colleges in Karnataka, near Shanthi Nagar Hockey Stadium, in Hyderabad on Tuesday. (ANI)

Women and girls holding placards stage a peaceful protest over the hijab ban imposed in the few colleges in Karnataka, near Shanthi Nagar Hockey Stadium, in Hyderabad on Tuesday. (ANI)

Published on Feb 16, 2022 12:07 AM IST

Andhra govt disburses 542 crore compensation among 597k farmers

The CMO statement mentioned that the state government had so far disbursed 1,612.62 crore into the accounts of 19.93 lakh farmers as part of the input subsidy.

Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy hands over a cheque of <span class=

Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy hands over a cheque of 29.51 crore to the members of the several farmers groups, in Amaravati on Tuesday. (ANI)

Published on Feb 16, 2022 12:06 AM IST

‘Communal mindset’: India on OIC’s hijab, hate speech remarks

External affairs ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi responded to OIC’s criticism a day after the group of 57 countries expressed deep concern over what it said were “public calls for genocide of Muslims” at the Dharam Sansad in Haridwar last December, harassment of Muslim women on social media and a ban on headscarves for Muslim students in Karnataka.

Bagchi accused the OIC general secretariat of issuing “yet another motivated and misleading statement” on matters pertaining to India . (REUTERS)

Bagchi accused the OIC general secretariat of issuing “yet another motivated and misleading statement” on matters pertaining to India . (REUTERS)

Published on Feb 16, 2022 12:05 AM IST

ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

‘Can’t give up hijab’: Students, parents in Karnataka stay firm

Muslim girls and women were seen having to remove their hijabs and burqas while those that stood their ground were turned back when they tried to attend classes and there were angry exchanges outside of schools and college in Karnataka.

Women and girls holding placards stage a peaceful protest over the hijab ban imposed in the few colleges in Karnataka, near Shanthi Nagar Hockey Stadium, in Hyderabad on Tuesday. (ANI)

Women and girls holding placards stage a peaceful protest over the hijab ban imposed in the few colleges in Karnataka, near Shanthi Nagar Hockey Stadium, in Hyderabad on Tuesday. (ANI)

Published on Feb 16, 2022 12:04 AM IST

Hijab a practice of faith, not display of jingoism, Karnataka high court told

The arguments in the petition, crucial to what has turned into a larger debate around the display of religious identity in educational institutes and the treatment of minorities in the state, were centred on Article 25 of the Indian Constitution.

A three-Judge bench led by chief justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and justices J M Khazi and Krishna M Dixit, have been hearing multiple petitions filed in the matter. (AFP)

A three-Judge bench led by chief justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and justices J M Khazi and Krishna M Dixit, have been hearing multiple petitions filed in the matter. (AFP)

Updated on Feb 16, 2022 12:03 AM IST

Indians told to leave Ukraine temporarily

India on Tuesday asked its nationals in Ukraine, especially students, to consider leaving and to avoid non-essential travel within the eastern European country amid persisting tensions over the build-up of Russian troops on the border and fears of an imminent invasion.

People pass by the closed US embassy in Kyiv, on Tuesday. American citizens have already been urged to leave Ukraine, with the West accusing Russia of sending more than 100,000 soldiers to encircle the former Soviet state. (AFP)

People pass by the closed US embassy in Kyiv, on Tuesday. American citizens have already been urged to leave Ukraine, with the West accusing Russia of sending more than 100,000 soldiers to encircle the former Soviet state. (AFP)

Updated on Feb 16, 2022 12:01 AM IST

SC examines if TN law on Vanniyar quota should go to larger bench

As the hearing on these appeals were taken up on Tuesday, a bench of justices L Nageswara Rao and BR Gavai asked the state government and other petitioners to argue whether the matter required consideration by a larger bench.

The law providing 10.5% reservation to Vanniyar community was struck down as unconstitutional by the Madras high court on November 1 against which several appeals were filed. (HT File)

The law providing 10.5% reservation to Vanniyar community was struck down as unconstitutional by the Madras high court on November 1 against which several appeals were filed. (HT File)

Updated on Feb 16, 2022 12:00 AM IST

ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Odisha man killed by suspected Maoists day ahead of panchayat polls

The police said that Alekh Majhi of Gumu village in Kandhamal district was taken away by the Maoists from his home on the suspicion that he was an informer.

The body of the victim killed by the Maoists was found in the forest, police said. (File/Representative Image)

The body of the victim killed by the Maoists was found in the forest, police said. (File/Representative Image)

Updated on Feb 16, 2022 12:00 AM IST

SP ally Rajbhar alleges threat to life, moves EC for security

Om Prakash, a former ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claimed he was attacked by supporters of the BJP in “black coats” on Monday

Sacked Uttar Pradesh minister Om Prakash Rajbhar talks to the media at his residence in Lucknow. (PTI)

Sacked Uttar Pradesh minister Om Prakash Rajbhar talks to the media at his residence in Lucknow. (PTI)

Published on Feb 15, 2022 11:58 PM IST

ByHT Correspondent, Varanasi

Ashwani Kumar quits Congress, says ‘party lost touch with ground reality’

In a fresh setback for Congress in the midst of the election cycle, former Union minister Ashwani Kumar on Tuesday ended his 46-year-long association with the party.

Former Union law minister Ashwani Kumar, who resigned from the Congress, flashes the victory sign, at his residence in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)

Former Union law minister Ashwani Kumar, who resigned from the Congress, flashes the victory sign, at his residence in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)

Published on Feb 15, 2022 11:57 PM IST

Case filed against BJP candidate SP Baghel

The petitioner, Suresh Chand Soni, who is also a lawyer, said the petition has been registered as miscellaneous case and the MP-MLA court will hear on its maintainability on February 18.

SP Baghel, the Union minister of state for law, is contesting against SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, who is making his electoral debut for the state assembly. Karhal seat will go to polls in the third or the seven-phase elections on February 20. (HT Photo)

SP Baghel, the Union minister of state for law, is contesting against SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, who is making his electoral debut for the state assembly. Karhal seat will go to polls in the third or the seven-phase elections on February 20. (HT Photo)

Published on Feb 15, 2022 11:56 PM IST

BJP set to form govt in UP with majority: Amit Shah

Amit Shah accused the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) of destroying the economy of the state, and credited chief minister Yogi Adityanath-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government with affecting a turnaround in five years in Uttar Pradesh.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah flashes the victory sign, during a roadshow for UP Assembly elections, in Sisamau, Kanpur. (PTI)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah flashes the victory sign, during a roadshow for UP Assembly elections, in Sisamau, Kanpur. (PTI)

Published on Feb 15, 2022 11:56 PM IST

Lakhimpur Kheri case: Ashish Mishra released from jail

Ashish, who was lodged in the Lakhimpur Kheri district jail since October 10 last year, was released after the completion of bail formalities, jail superintendent PP Singh said.

MoS Home Ajay Mishra Teni arrives at the residence of his son Ashish Mishra to meet him, in Lakhimpur Kheri on Tuesday. (ANI)

MoS Home Ajay Mishra Teni arrives at the residence of his son Ashish Mishra to meet him, in Lakhimpur Kheri on Tuesday. (ANI)

Published on Feb 15, 2022 11:54 PM IST

ByDeo Kanth Pandey, Lakhimpur Kheri

KV Rajendranath Reddy takes charge as new DGP

Reddy will be replacing Gautam Sawang from the post.The reason for Sawang’s sudden transfer are not immediately known.

K V Rajendranath Reddy (HT Photo)

K V Rajendranath Reddy (HT Photo)

Published on Feb 15, 2022 11:53 PM IST

BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Hyderabad

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