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Updated on Dec 11, 2021 09:02 PM IST
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Dec 11, 2021 09:02 PM IST
Municipal polls held in Palestine
Palestinians in villages in the Israeli-occupied West Bank cast their votes in the local body polls. The polls were boycotted by the main opposition Hamas
Dec 11, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin sends 3rd crew to space
Jeff Bezos’ Blue launched a six-member crew into space on Saturday
Dec 11, 2021 06:13 PM IST
Small outbreaks of Covid impact Chinese aviation industry
China’s domestic air traffic faltered as the Chinese government’s zero-Covid policy enforces tighter travel rules in Beijing.
Dec 11, 2021 06:10 PM IST
Amazon warehouse roof collapse: 1 dead, 2 injured
Storms continued to batter the US with states Illinois and Kentucky bearing the brunt. In south Illinois, severe weather caused Amazon facility in southern Illinois leading to the death of one person and injuries to two.
Dec 11, 2021 06:08 PM IST
50 dead in Kentucky: Report
A storm ravaged the US, as four tornadoes wreaked havoc on Kentucky. “”I fear that there are more than 50 dead … probably closer to somewhere between 70 and 100, it’s devastating,” Kentucky governor Andy Beshear said, according to AFP.
Dec 11, 2021 05:27 PM IST
Former NFL star to go to space
Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, is about to send football legend Michael Strahan into space ? with a football. The former NFL player and co-host of ABC’s ?Good Morning America? is set to blast off from West Texas. https://t.co/HzBagMLAye
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 11, 2021
Bezos to send NFL player to space.
Dec 11, 2021 03:43 PM IST
Former J-K CM says situation in state not ‘hunky-dory’
#WATCH | It’s sad. Govt says everything is hunky-dory. When police personnel aren’t safe, how is a common man? China’s occupying our territory, does the Govt of India allow discussion in the Parliament?: NC chief Farooq Abdullah, on yesterday’s killings of 2 cops in Kashmir pic.twitter.com/tJBrxcNcif
— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2021
Farooq Abdullah was talking about the deaths of two cops in Bandipora on Friday.
Dec 11, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Efforts were made to ensure that poor don’t go hungry during Covid
Country battled Covid 19, the biggest pandemic in 100 years and we made honest efforts to ensure that no poor goes to bed hungry. That is why we have increased the free ration scheme till past Holi: PM Modi
Dec 11, 2021 02:20 PM IST
PM Modi inaugurates Saryu Nahar Project
“My cabinet has cleared the ₹45000 crore Ken Betwa project that will end water crisis in Bundelkhand,” says PM Modi at the inauguration of Saryu Nahar Project.
Dec 11, 2021 01:55 PM IST
Omicron milder than Delta variant, say South African experts
Doctors and medical experts in South Africa have pointed out that the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is milder than the variant, even if the former is spreading faster.
“They (Omicron patients) are able to manage the disease at home. They are able to manage the disease at home,” Dr Unben Pillay said of his patients, according to news agency AP
Dec 11, 2021 01:50 PM IST
PM Modi inaugurates Saryu Nahar canal in UP’s Balrampur
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Saryu Nahar National Project at Balrampur in Uttar Pradesh. Read more
Dec 11, 2021 01:09 PM IST
From Monday, unvaccinated won’t be allowed in public places in TN’s Madurai
From Monday, people in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 will not be allowed to enter public places, including business establishments and banks among others, news agency ANI reported on Saturday citing an order issued by the district collector. Read more
Dec 11, 2021 01:00 PM IST
Islamic State claims responsibility for Friday’s blast in Kabul
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for two explosions in Afghanistan’s Kabul on Friday, according to reports on Saturday. At least two people were killed and three others were injured in the explosions.
Dec 11, 2021 12:45 PM IST
Ahmedabad: Home minister Shah lays foundation stone of Umiya Mata Temple
Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday laid the foundation stone of the Umiya Mata Temple in Ahmedabad.
Dec 11, 2021 12:03 PM IST
Uttarakhand CM Dhami warns of action against objectionable comments about late defence personnel
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday warned of stringent legal action against anyone who makes any objectionable comment about any late defence personnel on social media or otherwise. Read more
Dec 11, 2021 11:57 AM IST
2 test +ve for Covid in MP’s Indore after returning from Nigeria
14-year-old girl, her eight-year-old brother test positive for COVID-19 in MP’s Indore after returning from Nigeria five days ago, their samples being sent for genome sequencing: Health official. #Omicron
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) December 11, 2021
Dec 11, 2021 10:58 AM IST
Earthquake of 4.3 magnitude jolts Afghanistan
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter Scale, hit 145km East of Fayzabad, Afghanistan today at 10:17 am: National Center for Seismology
— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2021
An of 4.3 magnitude was reported in Afghanistan at 10.17am on Saturday.
Dec 11, 2021 10:29 AM IST
Delhi records second case of Omicron variant of Covid-19
Second case of #OmicronVariant reported in Delhi. The person was fully vaccinated and was coming from Zimbabwe. The person had also travelled to South Africa: Government of Delhi
— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2021
Delhi has recorded second cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, news agency ANI reported on Saturday citing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.
Dec 11, 2021 09:29 AM IST
India sees fall in daily Covid tally at 7,992; new deaths at 393
India’s daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continued a downward trend on Saturday after 7,992 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 34,682,736, according to the Union health ministry’s update at 8am. Read more
Dec 11, 2021 08:56 AM IST
‘My nation demands answers’: Surjewala shoots 5 observations to govt on Covid
Congress general secretary Randeep Surjewala on Saturday targeted the Centre over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and made five observations, including those about the Omicron variant of the virus. Read more
Dec 11, 2021 08:39 AM IST
Delhi: Protesting farmers start removing settlements from Tikri Border
Delhi: Farmers start removing their settlements from the Tikri Border, after the suspension of their year-long protest against the 3 farm laws & other related issues pic.twitter.com/4n0qZe1s3D
— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2021
Farmers who have been protesting agianst the Centre’s three farm laws were seen removing their settlements from Delhi’s Tikri Border on Saturday morning.
Dec 11, 2021 07:54 AM IST
Vaccine boosters help to bolster protection against Omicron, says CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said that initial data suggests COVID-19 vaccine boosters help to bolster protection against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/qxDB6zMSeO
— Reuters (@Reuters) December 11, 2021
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said on Saturday that initial data suggested that vaccine boosters help to bolster protection against the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
Dec 11, 2021 07:22 AM IST
Farm stir not ended but on hold, says Chhattisgarh CM Baghel
As the farmers protesting against farm laws called off their agitation after the Centre repealed the laws and agreed to fulfill their pending demands, Chattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the stir is not ended but is on hold. “Farmers have not withdrawn their agitation but put it on hold. The agitation has not ended. Farmers will look into the government’s proposals first,” Baghel told news agency ANI on Friday.
Dec 11, 2021 06:29 AM IST
AIMIM to launch campaign for Maharashtra municipal polls from today
The All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) will on Saturday launch its campaign for next year’s Maharashtra municipal elections with party president Asaduddin Owaisi addressing a public rally at the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai. Read more
Dec 11, 2021 06:20 AM IST
PM Modi to inaugurate Saryu Nahar National Project in UP today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday inaugurate the Saryu Nahar National Project in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur. Read more
Dec 11, 2021 05:45 AM IST
Taliban interim govt must not be recognised, says ex-US NSA advisor
The United States former National Security Advisor (NSA) John Bolton said on Friday that the interim government of Taliban – Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan must not be recognized as it has breached all its pledges.
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CDS chopper crash: 6 more bodies identified, sent home in special flights
The 13 people killed in the crash included India’s first chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Raje Singh Rawat and the CDS’s defence assistant Brigadier LS Lidder. Lieutenant Colonel Singh, one of the four soldiers whose body is yet to be identified, was Rawat’s staff officer.
Updated on Dec 11, 2021 09:08 PM IST
News updates from HT: India successfully test fires SANT missile
- Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Published on Dec 11, 2021 08:58 PM IST
Tej Pratap calls uncle Sadhu ‘murderer’ after his remarks on Tejashwi’s marriage
- Sadhu Yadav said Tejashwi is free to marry whoever he wants but there’ll be serious repercussions if Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi “don’t control their children.”
Published on Dec 11, 2021 08:54 PM IST
Covid: 27 districts in 10 states show rising positivity rates
Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan urged the states governments and Union Territories to intervene if there is a sudden surge in the number of cases or in the positivity rate by ramping up testing and active case search.
Published on Dec 11, 2021 08:20 PM IST
Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Mass para jump to mark 50 years of Tangail airdrop dedicated to CDS, 12 other braves
The army and the air force dedicated the parachute jump at Agra to India’s first chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and the 12 other braves killed in the horrific Mi-17V5 crash near Coonoor on December 8.
Published on Dec 11, 2021 08:00 PM IST
Factory owner dead, 13 hospitalised after gas leakage in Tamil Nadu’s Erode
More than 20 workers in the factory accidentally inhaled the fumes and 13 of them fell unconscious, the police said.
Published on Dec 11, 2021 07:35 PM IST
PTI | , Erode, Tamil Nadu
India successfully flight tests helicopter-launched SANT missile. Watch
- The indigenously designed and developed helicopter-launched stand-off anti-tank (SANT) missile has the ability to neutralise targets in a range of up to 10 kilometres.
Published on Dec 11, 2021 07:32 PM IST
Andhra govt gives ₹50 lakh to Lance Naik Teja’s kin, burial scheduled tomorrow
Lance Naik Boggala Sai Teja’s mortal remains were flown from New Delhi to Coimbatore and from there to the Yelahandka Air Force base in Bengaluru on Saturday afternoon.