SEP 02, 2021 11:03 PM IST
Mumbai sees slight rise in new Covid-19 cases; 47 buildings sealed
Mumbai on Thursday recorded over 400 (441 to be exact) cases due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for the second consecutive day, taking the caseload to 7,45,000. On Wednesday, the country’s financial capital logged 415 cases, while on Tuesday, there was a slight fall at 323. Read more
SEP 02, 2021 10:36 PM IST
Covid-19: Haryana records two deaths, 16 fresh cases
Haryana on Thursday recorded two deaths and 16 new cases due to Covid-19, taking the death toll and caseload to 9,679 and 770,522 respectively.
SEP 02, 2021 09:44 PM IST
Biological E’s Corbevax may be launched in October: Niti Aayog’s VK Paul
Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Biological E may launch its vaccine, ‘Corbevax’, against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in October with phase three trial underway. Read more
SEP 02, 2021 09:25 PM IST
Russia tells Google, Apple to remove Navalny app from stores
The Russian government on Thursday told Apple and Google to remove the Navalny app from their stores and warned the two companies could face fines if they fail to do so. Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny’s app promotes his Smart Voting strategy — a project designed to support candidates who are most likely to defeat those from the Kremlin’s main United Russia party.
SEP 02, 2021 08:44 PM IST
Kerala sees over 32,000 Covid cases for second straight day, 188 new deaths
Kerala’s daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Thursday remained above the 32,000-mark for the second consecutive day with 32,097 new infections recorded in the last 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 41,22,133. Read more
SEP 02, 2021 08:27 PM IST
Delhi airport launches doorstep delivery of excess baggage for flyers at T-3
Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Thursday announced a “pocket-friendly” doorstep delivery service for excess baggage of passengers travelling through Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). Read more
SEP 02, 2021 07:49 PM IST
Western Union restarting money transfer services to Afghanistan
American multinational financial services company Western Union announced on Thursday that it is restarting money transfer services to Afghanistan, news agency AFP reported.
SEP 02, 2021 07:02 PM IST
CBI conducts searches across 20 locations regarding alleged irregularities in JEE mains
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting searches at 20 locations across various cities in the country in connection with alleged irregularities committed in the ongoing JEE (Mains) Exams 2021.
SEP 02, 2021 06:10 PM IST
Kerala reports over 32,000 Covid-19 cases for second straight day
Kerala on Thursday reported 32,097 fresh Covid-19 cases, 188 fatalities in the last 24 hours. The active cases in the state stand at 240,186 and the test positivity rate is at 18.41 per cent.
SEP 02, 2021 05:59 PM IST
Mass gatherings should be discouraged ahead of upcoming festive season: Centre
The Centre said on Thursday that mass gatherings should be discouraged amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, particularly in the upcoming festive season. Read more
SEP 02, 2021 05:09 PM IST
Kabul airport not operational, will resume evacuation mission as soon as service resumes, says MEA
Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on Thursday that the Kabul airport is
SEP 02, 2021 04:50 PM IST
CBI seeks police custody of ex-Maha home minister Anil Desmukh’s lawyer in corruption case
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sought a seven-day police custody of Maharashtra ex-home minister Anil Deshmukh’s lawyer Daga, sub-inspector Abhishek Tiwari in corruption case.
SEP 02, 2021 04:27 PM IST
16% of adult population in India fully vaccinated, says Centre
The Union health ministry said on Thursday that 16 per cent of the adult population in the country has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, while 54 per cent of the adult population has received at least one dose.
SEP 02, 2021 04:18 PM IST
Sikkim, Dadra and Nagar Haveli inoculated entire population with first vaccine dose, says health ministry
The Union health ministry said on Thursday that Sikkim, Dadra and Nagar Haveli have joined Himachal Pradesh in vaccinating entire adult population with the first dose of the vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
SEP 02, 2021 04:09 PM IST
Ireland fines WhatsApp 225 million euros for breaching EU privacy laws
The Irish government on Thursday fined Facebook’s WhatsApp 225 million euros for breaching European Union’s (EU’s) privacy laws. WhatsApp said the fine was “entirely disproportionate” and that it would appeal.
SEP 02, 2021 04:08 PM IST
TMC leader Mukul Roy unwell, admitted to Kolkata’s SSKM hospital
Trinamool Congress (TMC) veteran Mukul Roy was admitted to the SSKM hospital in Kolkata on Thursday, according to a report by HT’s sister publication Livehindustan. He was seen walking inside the hospital with his security officials. Read more
SEP 02, 2021 03:30 PM IST
Working with Taliban to reopen Kabul airport, says Qatar minister
Qatar’s foreign minister told news agency AFP on Thursday that the government is workign with the Taliban to reopen Kabul airport.
SEP 02, 2021 03:21 PM IST
Mahila Congress protests outside PM Modi’s residence over rising prices
On Thursday, Mahila Congress workers led by their acting chief Netta D’Souza protested outside Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence in Delhi over the issue of rising prices. The protesters raised slogans against the Centre over the spike in prices of cooking gas cylinders and essential commodities.
SEP 02, 2021 03:02 PM IST
7 die in New York City due to flash floods caused by Hurricane Ida
Seven people have died in New York City due to flash floods caused by Hurricane Ida, news agency AFP reported on Thursday.
SEP 02, 2021 02:16 PM IST
Kerala govt mulling to reopen schools amid Covid-19 crisis
Despite being the worst hit state from the Covid-19 pandemic across India, Kerala is mulling to reopen schools in the state and has set up an expert panel to study the present circumstances and submit a report in this regard.
“The education department is contemplating to set up a suitable expert panel to submit a report to know whether the circumstances in the state are all right to reopen the schools,” general education minister V Sivankutty said.
SEP 02, 2021 01:50 PM IST
Madras HC directs TN govt to allow only native breeds of bulls in Jallikattu
Madras high court directs the Tamil Nadu government to allow only native breeds of bulls to participate in Jallikattu events. It also directed the state government to encourage bull owners and farmers to groom native breeds by way of subsidies or incentives.
SEP 02, 2021 01:28 PM IST
‘We’re vaccinating people in districts bordering Kerala’: Karnataka CM
We’re vaccinating the people in districts bordering Kerala. Students/employees coming from Kerala have to quarantine for a week and take an RT-PCR test at the end of the 7-day quarantine. We’re taking all possible measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai
SEP 02, 2021 12:32 PM IST
Delhi HC quashes 4 FIRs lodged in connection with 2020 riots
Delhi high court quashes four FIRs lodged in connection with a fire incident that occurred during the northeast violence. “Five separate FIRs can’t be registered for the very same incident as it is contrary to the laws laid down by the Supreme Court,” the court says.
SEP 02, 2021 11:57 AM IST
Anil Deshmukh challenges ED summons in Bombay HC
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh moves Bombay high court seeking to quash the summons issued to him by the Enforcement Directorate in ongoing money laundering probe.
SEP 02, 2021 11:29 AM IST
92 new Covid-19 cases and 2 deaths in Puducherry
Puducherry reports 92 new Covid-19 cases, 38 recoveries and two deaths. Total cases rise to 123,802 including 121,150 recoveries, 1815 deaths and 837 active cases.
SEP 02, 2021 11:04 AM IST
CBI arrests Anil Deshmukh’s lawyer in corruption probe
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh’s lawyer has been arrested. He has been brought to Delhi on transit remand. Two people including the CBI sub-inspector have been arrested in the case so far. Both will be produced before the competent court: CBI
SEP 02, 2021 10:42 AM IST
Indian Navy ship arrives in Bangladesh with oxygen plants
INS Savitri arrived at Chattogram harbour today and was ceremonially received by Bangladesh authorities. It carries 2 mobile oxygen plants as a gift from the people of India to the people of Bangladesh to support the fight against Covid-19: High Commission of India in Bangladesh
SEP 02, 2021 10:11 AM IST
Nearly 525 million samples tested for Covid-19 in India: ICMR
524,868,734 samples tested up to September 1, 2021. 1,684,441 tests on September 1, 2021: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
SEP 02, 2021 09:37 AM IST
India’s daily Covid-19 cases rise to 47,092
India reports 47,092 Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, taking tally to 32,857,937. Recoveries, deaths and active cases rise to 32,028,825, 439,529 and 389,583 respectively.
SEP 02, 2021 09:11 AM IST
PM Modi pays tribute to Chandan Mitra
“Shri Chandan Mitra Ji will be remembered for his intellect and insights. He distinguished himself in the world of media as well as politics. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers,” tweets PM Modi.
SEP 02, 2021 08:48 AM IST
Former Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra no more
“Since it is already out there; Dad passed away late last night. He had been suffering for a while,” tweets Kushan Mitra, son of former Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra.
SEP 02, 2021 08:17 AM IST
Jaishankar congratulates Vietnam on 76th National Day
“Congratulations to FM @FMBuiThanhSon and the Government and people of Vietnam on the 76th Anniversary of their National Day. Committed to enriching our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership,” tweets external affairs minister S Jaishankar.
SEP 02, 2021 07:44 AM IST
Moderna to ‘Maderna’: Tourist arrested in Hawaii after spelling error
A 24-year-old Illinois woman submitted a fake Covid-19 vaccination card to visit Hawaii with a glaring spelling error that led to her arrest: Moderna was spelled “Maderna,” according to court documents. Read More
SEP 02, 2021 06:52 AM IST
Rains begins to lash Delhi
SEP 02, 2021 06:19 AM IST
US in no hurry to recognise Taliban, says ‘don’t think they are good actors’
The United States said it is in no rush to recognise the Taliban rule in Afghanistan. Neither do countries that the US has spoken to in the recent past have any such rush, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a press briefing on Wednesday (Washington time). Read More
SEP 02, 2021 05:54 AM IST
Top US general in ‘pain and anger’ over Afghanistan situation after withdrawal
With the United States finally completing its troops withdrawal in Afghanistan, hastily ending its extended two-decade-long military mission in the war-torn country, one of its top generals has now expressed “pain and anger” over the situation which has long plagued the land now overrun by Taliban insurgents. Read More
SEP 02, 2021 05:22 AM IST
Resistance forces in Afghanistan’s Panjshir say will continue fighting Taliban
The resistance forces in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Panjshir said on Wednesday that they would continue fighting the Taliban as their negotiations did not lead to any results, news agency ANI reported.