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Updated on Dec 09, 2021 08:29 PM IST
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Dec 09, 2021 08:01 PM IST
IAF aircraft from Sulur arrives at Palam airbase, CDS Rawat’s body brought out
The IAF aircraft has landed in Delhi’s Palam airbase form Coimbatore’s Sulur. CDS General Rawat’s body has also been brought out. Read more.
Dec 09, 2021 07:11 PM IST
EU medicines agency says Omicron cases so far appear ‘mostly mild’
The European Union (EU) medicines agency says that cases of Omicron variant of Covid-19, which has rapidly spread across the globe, so far appear ‘mostly mild’, AFP reported on Thursday.
Dec 09, 2021 06:28 PM IST
Suspension of scheduled international commercial flights to and from India extended till January 31
India has extended the suspension of scheduled international commercial flights to and from the country till January 31, 2022. Read more.
Dec 09, 2021 06:03 PM IST
Doctors decided to resume emergency services in Delhi after strike over delay in NEET-PG 2021 counselling
The Resident Doctors Association of Maulana Azad Medical College and associated hospitals in Delhi have decided to resume emergency services, after strike over the delay in NEET-PG 2021 counselling.
Dec 09, 2021 05:42 PM IST
Group Captain Varun Singh shifted to Bengaluru’s Command Hospital
The lone survivor of IAF chopper crash Group Captain Varun Singh has been shifted to Bengaluru’s Command Hospital for further treatment, ANI reported.
Dec 09, 2021 05:33 PM IST
PM to pay tribute to CDS Bipin Rawat, other armed forces personnel around 9pm today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay respects to late CDS General Bipin Rawat and other Armed forces personnel at around 9pm today, ANI reported. Defence minister Rajnath Singh, MoS defence Ahay Bhatt, NSA Ajit Doval, and three services chiefs will also be in attendance.
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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- Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to pay tribute to CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others, who died in the chopper crash, around 9pm.
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 08:26 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The DGCA order said international scheduled flights on selected routes may be allowed on case to case basis, and the restriction on flight operations will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flight specifically approved by DGCA.
Published on Dec 09, 2021 07:52 PM IST
Bird flu, also known as Avian Flu, is a variety of influenza caused by air-borne virus in birds. It can spread to humans rarely and if it happens it can trigger person to person transmission, experts say. There are many varieties of viruses and H7N9 is considered dangerous among them.
Published on Dec 09, 2021 07:19 PM IST
- The Centre wrote to the union leaders accepting all their demands, including providing compensation to the families of farmers who lost their lives during the year-long stir and withdrawing all protest-related cases, among others.
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 07:15 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Modi made a jibe at the SP amid fluttering saffron flags and banners, cautioning the masses against those wearing red caps as their struggle was for cars with red beacons (power) rather than alleviating the suffering of the people
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 07:09 PM IST
During his tenure in Baramulla, General Rawat had developed friendship with many of the locals as well as police officers and administration officials. He was in touch with them after becoming the Army chief and later the CDS
Published on Dec 09, 2021 06:39 PM IST
The compromise between the Centre and protesting farm unions came after two days of back-channel negotiations that saw proposals being sent back and forth, and 11 rounds of tenuous negotiations that hit a deadlock on January 22, 2021.
Published on Dec 09, 2021 06:29 PM IST
Twitter users drew comparisons of R N Ravi with Tamilisai Soundararajan, the Governor of Telangana, who has additional charge as Lt Governor of Puducherry and who travelled to Wellington. The wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Madras Regimental Centre in Wellington.
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 05:44 PM IST
Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan asked senior officials to ensure adequate buffer stock of eight critical drugs and make sure all hospitals are ready to deal with any possible surge in cases.
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 05:34 PM IST
The mortal remains of all 13 victims will reach Delhi by Thursday evening, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with defence minister Rajnath Singh, among others, are expected to pay tribute at the Palam Technical Area.
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Published on Dec 09, 2021 05:19 PM IST
- 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