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Dec 09, 2021 04:58 PM IST
CBI arrests brother of TMC youth wing leader in illegal coal smuggling case
The CBI on Thursday held Bikash Mishra, brother of TMC youth wing leader Binay Mishra, accused in the illegal coal smuggling case ANI reported. Bikash was arrested at a private hospital in Kolkata where is currently undergoing treatment.
Dec 09, 2021 04:49 PM IST
‘We’ll take time to recover from this loss’: Lt General DP Pandey, GOC, Srinagar’s Chinar Corps on CDS General Rawat’s demise
Lieutenant General DP Pandey, GOC, Srinagar’s Chinar Corps, on Thursday paid homage to late CDS General Bipin Rawat at the Sherwani Community Hall in Baramulla. Speaking to ANI, he said that it will take time for them to recover from the CDS’s untimely demise. “The connection he (CDS Gen Rawat) had with the people of Uri, Baramulla and Kashmir was like no other,” Lt Pandey was quoted as saying.
Dec 09, 2021 04:14 PM IST
Singapore removed from India’s ‘at risk’ list for additional travel measures
India has removed Singapore from its list of ‘at risk’ nations, travellers from where need to follow additional measures on arrival.
Dec 09, 2021 04:01 PM IST
‘We’ll have to think’: Maharashtra Dy CM on Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Maharashtra amid rising Omicron cases
Maharashtra deputy CM and Congress leader Ajit Pawar said that the state will have to “think” about party leader Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Mumbai on December 28 if Omicron Covid-19 variant cases continue to rise in the state, ANI reported. Currently, there are 10 reported Omicron cases in Maharashtra, the highest in India of the total 23 infections reported so far. Read more.
Dec 09, 2021 03:24 PM IST
School uniform in all government schools in Rajasthan to change from next academic year
Students in government schools in Rajasthan will have a new uniform from next academic year, according to an order by the state government. The Congress government in the northern state had claimed the uniform resembled that of RSS in 2017 when BJP was in power.
Dec 09, 2021 02:57 PM IST
Farmers to vacate protest sites on December 11, SKM to hold meeting on Jan 15
Protesting farmers will vacate the protest sites in Delhi borders on December 11, reports ANI quoting farmer leader Darshan Pal Singh.
Dec 09, 2021 02:19 PM IST
Centre sends formal letter to SKM on agreed agenda
The Centre has sent a formal letter to SKM on agreed agenda and a panel on MSP as farm leaders meet to decide on ending year-long protests.
Dec 09, 2021 01:32 PM IST
4 Olympic diplomatic boycott nations will ‘pay the price’: China
China says four Olympic diplomatic boycott nations will ‘pay the price,’ news agency AFP reports.
Dec 09, 2021 01:07 PM IST
Lone survivor of Amry chopper crash being shifted to Bengaluru: Father
IAF Group Captain Varun Singh, the lone survivor of the helicopter crash that killed Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and 12 others, is being shifted to Bengaluru from the Army hospital at Wellington in Tamil Nadu, his father said on Thursday.
Dec 09, 2021 01:01 PM IST
Vehicles carrying mortal remains of chopper crash victims leave for Sulur airbase
Vehicles carrying mortal remains of CDS Bipin Rawat, his wife and other personnel who died in the Coonoor chopper crash, leave for Sulur airbase from Madras Regimental Centre in Nilgiris district. The mortal remains will be taken to Delhi by air.
Dec 09, 2021 12:30 PM IST
Suspicious explosion in Rohini court; 7 fire tenders on spot
A suspicious explosion took place at Rohini Court today morning, reports news agency ANI. Seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot, it also said. More details awaited.
Dec 09, 2021 12:26 PM IST
Pakistan reports first case of Omicron variant
Pakistan on Thursday reported its first case of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in Sindh province. A private hospital in the city of Karachi reported the first case of the variant in a 65-year-old female patient, Geo News reported citing the provincial health department.
Dec 09, 2021 12:12 PM IST
Farmers end year-long protests against farm laws variant
Farmers agitating against the three legislation, ended their year-long protests on Thursday, after the government agreed to their all of their demands.
1. Withdrawal of all the agitation related cases registered during this protest in all states/ UTs/ Central Govt agencies etc.
2. Compensation to all the families of the agitating farmers died during the course of agitation.
3. No criminal liability of the Farmers in case of stubble burning.
4. Govt to discuss electricity amendment bill with SKM/ farmers before discussing it in the Parliament.
5. Committee on MSP formed; SKM to list out their members in the committee and give it to farmers.
6. Ongoing MSP in the country and procurement will continue as it is.
Dec 09, 2021 11:10 AM IST
Mortal remains of all IAF chopper crash victims to reach Delhi today: Rajnth Singh
Mortal remains of all IAF chopper crash victims will be brought back to Delhi by evening, informes Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Parliament.
Dec 09, 2021 10:08 AM IST
Rajnath SIngh to give statement on chopper crash today
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will make a statement in Lok Sabha at 11 am today on the military helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu.
Dec 09, 2021 09:48 AM IST
Health secretary to discuss Covid-19 situation with states today
Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan to hold video conference with states to discuss the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country.
Dec 09, 2021 09:25 AM IST
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to launch poll campaign in Goa today
Congress Party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is set to launch a poll campaign in Goa from December 10, for the upcoming state Assembly polls.
Dec 09, 2021 08:33 AM IST
IAF chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari reaches the chopper crash site
Dec 09, 2021 07:52 AM IST
Indoor air pollution 20 times limit prescribed by WHO, shows study
The indoor air pollution levels in Delhi homes is more than 20 times the World Health Organisation (WHO) standards, a study by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC India) has shown. Read More
Dec 09, 2021 06:53 AM IST
Demands met, farmers likely to call off 14-month agitation today
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Wednesday announced that their 14-month agitation will be called off at 12pm on Thursday, but only after receiving the final copy of the Union government’s revised proposal which has accepted their demands.
Dec 09, 2021 06:01 AM IST
Mortal remains of CDS Bipin Rawat will reach Delhi today; Rajnath to brief Parliament
Defence minister Rajnath Singh will brief both the Houses of Parliament on the military chopper crash near Coonoor that killed 13, including chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat. Rawat was on his way to the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington to attend a programme. Minutes before reaching the destination in Wellington, the chopper crashed. Tributes poured in for General Rawat, the first chief of defence staff of India. Read More
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- The complainant said Chakraborty, who joined the BJP in the run-up to the polls, had incited violence through his speeches.
Published on Dec 09, 2021 04:59 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
Priyanka Gandhi is set to visit Assolna, where she will pay her respects at the Martyr’s Memorial, meet with tribal women and have lunch with them at Morpirla in Quepem taluka and also interact with ‘Amchem Mollem’ student activists at MCC Hall, Margao.
Published on Dec 09, 2021 04:29 PM IST
Junior warrant officer Arakkal Pradeep Kumar came home last week too to see his father, and also celebrated his son’s fifth birthday. His younger daughter is just two years old.
Published on Dec 09, 2021 04:21 PM IST
Soon after the government sent an official letter accepting the demands of the farmers, the leaders announce to call off the 14-month-long agitation and vacate the protests sites.
Published on Dec 09, 2021 04:05 PM IST
The family got to know about the crash of the army helicopter with General Rawat on board only in the evening. Teja’s family do not know when his mortal remains will be brought to the village.
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 04:21 PM IST
- All 13 bodies will be brought to New Delhi in an Indian Air Force C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft, reported ANI citing people familiar with the matter.
Published on Dec 09, 2021 03:40 PM IST
The Army further said all possible measures were being taken for positive identification keeping the sensitivities and emotional well being of their kin in mind.
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 03:29 PM IST
- Singh’s father, Colonel KP Singh (retired), a resident of Bhopal, was in Wellington where the critically injured group captain was undergoing treatment at a military hospital. “He is being shifted to Bengaluru. I have reached Wellington,” he was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
Published on Dec 09, 2021 02:50 PM IST
Opposition parties on Thursday called off their protest in Parliament over the suspension of 12 MPs as a mark of respect to CDS Bipin Rawat and 12 others who died in an accident on Wednesday
Published on Dec 09, 2021 02:41 PM IST
Wing Commander Prithvi Singh Chauhan’s eldest sister saw the news of the IAF copter crash on television and called his number. It was switched off. She then called Prithvi’s wife Kamini who confirmed the tragic news.
Published on Dec 09, 2021 01:47 PM IST
Tributes to these greats, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said as he ended his first of three tweet to commemorate the first sitting of the Constituent Assembly on December 9, 1946.
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 12:49 PM IST
A Congress leader said that the party brass directed that no protests, which usually lead to slogans and noisy disruptions, should be held on Thursday as the nation mourns the death of India’s CDS Gen Bipin Rawat.
Published on Dec 09, 2021 12:22 PM IST
This comes in the wake of the Centre accepting all demands put forward by the protesting farmers, including the withdrawal of all agitation-related cases and compensation to all families of the farmers who died during the course of the movement against the contentious agriculture laws.
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 12:55 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi