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Updated on Jan 11, 2022 06:16 PM IST

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  • Jan 11, 2022 06:16 PM IST

    BCCI gives clearance to Lucknow, Ahmedabad IPL franchises

    BCCI has given formal clearance to Lucknow and Ahmedabad franchises of IPL. Both teams have been given two weeks to finalise their draft picks. IPL auction will be held in Bengaluru on Feb 12 and Feb 13: IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel to ANI

  • Jan 11, 2022 06:01 PM IST

    Centre extends deadline for filing Income Tax Returns till March 15

    The deadline to file Income Tax Returns (ITR) for financial year 2021-22 has been extended till March 15, 2022.

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:28 PM IST

    Delhi’s daily Covid-19 tally up again with 21,259 new cases; 23 more die

    Delhi saw a slight rise in daily Covid-19 infections as compared to the previous day after 21,259 new cases were logged in the past 24 hours. 

    As many as 23 people succumbed to the infection.

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:07 PM IST

    Haryana bans strikes by healthcare workers for 6 months

    The Haryana government has banned strikes by healthcare workers for six months by invoking the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA), reports ANI citing state health minister Anil Vij.

  • Jan 11, 2022 04:48 PM IST

    13 MLAs are going to join Samajwadi Party: Sharad Pawar

    “13 MLAs are going to join Samajwadi Party,” says Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar after BJP leader Swami Prasad Maurya resigns from the party and joins SP.

  • Jan 11, 2022 04:00 PM IST

    People of Punjab will decide who will be the CM: Navjot Sidhu

    Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu said the decision to choose the the chief minister of the state for the upcoming polls lies with the people of the state and not the party’s high command. 

  • Jan 11, 2022 03:25 PM IST

    Goa deputy CM Manohar Ajgaonkar tests positive for Covid-19

    Goa deputy chief minister Manohar Ajgaonkar has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been admitted to Manipal Hospital near Panaji.

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:27 PM IST

    Swami Prasad Maurya joins Samajwadi Party after resigning from Yogi cabinet

    Swami Prasad Maurya has joined the Samajwadi Party after resigning from the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh cabinet ahead of the state assembly polls. 

  • Jan 11, 2022 02:04 PM IST

    BJP’s Swami Prasad Maurya resigns as minister

    BJP leader Swami Prasad Maurya resigns as UP minister just ahead of assembly elections in state.

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:32 PM IST

    Despite Covid surge, Congress continues ‘padayatra’ in Karnataka

    Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar and former CM Siddaramaiah continue their ‘padayatra’ in Ramanagara despite a surge in daily Covid cases.

  • Jan 11, 2022 01:04 PM IST

    India successfully test-fires BrahMos missile

    India today successfully testfired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Indian Navy destroyer INS Vishakhapatnam off the Western coast. The sea to sea variant of the missile was testfired at the maximum range and hit the target ship with pinpoint accuracy: Sources in Indian Navy

  • Jan 11, 2022 12:18 PM IST

    Special yoga classes for Covid patients: CM Arvind Kejriwal

    Delhi govt to start special yoga classes for Covid patients in home isolation, announces CM Arvind Kejriwal.

  • Jan 11, 2022 12:12 PM IST

    Only fully vaccinated allowed at Gangasagar mela: Calcutta HC

    Only those with two doses of Covid-19 vaccine and second dose certificate permitted to enter Gangasagar mela; those having negative RT-PCR report from at least 72 hours earlier will be permitted to enter; 2-member committee to monitor adherence to Covid protocols: Calcutta HC

  • Jan 11, 2022 11:12 AM IST

    All private offices in Delhi to be closed: DDMA

    All private offices in Delhi shall be closed, except those which are falling under the exempted category; work from home shall be followed. All restaurants and bars shall be closed, takeaways allowed: DDMA in its revised guidelines

  • Jan 11, 2022 10:39 AM IST

    Puducherry logs 655 new Covid-19 cases, 22 recoveries

    Puducherry reports 655 new Covid-19 cases, 0 death and 22 recoveries, active cases stand at 2355.

  • Jan 11, 2022 09:55 AM IST

    EU parliament president no more

    European Union parliament president David Sassoli has passed away: Spokesperson

  • Jan 11, 2022 09:46 AM IST

    Upper age limit for Odisha state civil services raised

    Odisha cabinet increases upper age limit for state civil services from 32 to 38 years.

  • Jan 11, 2022 09:20 AM IST

    India logs 168,063 new Covid-19 cases, 277 deaths

    India reports 168,063 new Covid-19 cases, 277 deaths and 69,959 recoveries. Total case count rises to 35,875,790.

  • Jan 11, 2022 08:30 AM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal to address important press conference

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will address a press conference on Covid-19 at 12 noon.

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:43 AM IST

    6.4 magnitude quake in Cyprus

    An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred 137km west of north Nicosia, northern Cyprus at 06:37 hours: National Center for Seismology

  • Jan 11, 2022 07:07 AM IST

    Delhi’s AQI in ‘satisfactory’ category

    Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) presently at 93 (overall) in the ‘ Satisfactory’ category: SAFAR-India

  • Jan 11, 2022 06:31 AM IST

    Ballistic missile fired by North Korea: Reports

    North Korea reportedly fires what may be a ballistic missile, the second apparent launch in less than a week after leader Kim Jong Un urged the military to make more military advances.

  • Jan 11, 2022 05:59 AM IST

    Mexico’s President contracts Covid for second time

    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has tested positive for Covid-19, almost a year after contracting the illness for the first time.

Malegaon 2008 blast case: Lt. Col. Purohit moves plea for in-camera trial

Lt Col Prasad Purohit, an accused in 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, asked the court to withdraw the permission given to the media in the restricted form and no presence of media be allowed in the courtroom during the proceedings.

Lt Col Prasad Purohit said ‘the case should remain confined to the court room and should not be allowed to be highjacked by opinion makers and anti-national opportunists’. (File Photo/PTI)

Lt Col Prasad Purohit said ‘the case should remain confined to the court room and should not be allowed to be highjacked by opinion makers and anti-national opportunists’. (File Photo/PTI)

Published on Jan 11, 2022 06:18 PM IST

Income tax returns filing deadline extended to March 15, says govt

The due date has been extended “on consideration of difficulties reported by the taxpayers and other stakeholders due to COVID and in electronic filing of various reports,” the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said.

The deadline to file income tax returns has been extended till March 15, 2022, the Central Board of Direct Taxes announced. (Representational image)

The deadline to file income tax returns has been extended till March 15, 2022, the Central Board of Direct Taxes announced. (Representational image)

Updated on Jan 11, 2022 06:17 PM IST

Have separate wards for transgender inmates, MHA advisory tells prison chiefs

The home ministry (MHA) has asked prisons authorities across the country to create separate enclosures or wards and earmark separate toilets and shower facilities for transmen and transwomen

The home ministry (MHA) advisory asks prison officials to uphold the rights and privacy of transgender prisoners. There were 70 transgender prisoners in Indian jails in 2020. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT File Photo)

The home ministry (MHA) advisory asks prison officials to uphold the rights and privacy of transgender prisoners. There were 70 transgender prisoners in Indian jails in 2020. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT File Photo)

Published on Jan 11, 2022 05:40 PM IST

Majithia visits gurudwara after anticipatory bail

Majithia visits Nada Sahib gurudwara on bail, shares live location through Whatsapp with investigation agency. 

Former Punjab minister and senior SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia is wanted in a drugs case registered against him last month. 

Former Punjab minister and senior SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia is wanted in a drugs case registered against him last month. 

Updated on Jan 11, 2022 05:29 PM IST

Goa deputy CM Manohar Ajgaonkar tests positive for Covid, hospitalised

Ajgaonkar, who is also the state’s tourism minister, is reportedly undergoing treatment at the Manipal Hospital near Panaji.

Goa deputy chief minister Manohar Ajgaonkar. (ANI Photo)

Goa deputy chief minister Manohar Ajgaonkar. (ANI Photo)

Updated on Jan 11, 2022 05:08 PM IST

Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

News updates from HT: No lockdown in Delhi, promises CM Arvind Kejriwal

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Kejriwal further said he had requested Central government officials to extend restrictions to the entire National Capital Region (NCR) during the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting held on Monday.

Kejriwal further said he had requested Central government officials to extend restrictions to the entire National Capital Region (NCR) during the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting held on Monday.

Published on Jan 11, 2022 04:57 PM IST

Gauhati HC seeks detailed affidavit from Assam govt on alleged fake encounters

A petition filed in the high court said 80 incidents of fake encounters had happened in the state since May 2021 and resulted in 28 deaths and left 48 injured.

The Gauhati high court asked the Assam government to file a detailed affidavit within two weeks on alleged fake encounters by the state police since May last year. (Representational Image/ANI)

The Gauhati high court asked the Assam government to file a detailed affidavit within two weeks on alleged fake encounters by the state police since May last year. (Representational Image/ANI)

Updated on Jan 11, 2022 05:01 PM IST

John Kerry to visit India soon to take climate dialogue forward

“We cannot confirm the dates of the meeting because everything depends on the Covid-19 situation. But it will be organised shortly,” an environment ministry official said

US special envoy for climate John Kerry (in photo) and India’s Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav had a telephone conversation on Tuesday and discussed the prospect of meeting soon. (REUTERS/File)

US special envoy for climate John Kerry (in photo) and India’s Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav had a telephone conversation on Tuesday and discussed the prospect of meeting soon. (REUTERS/File)

Published on Jan 11, 2022 04:31 PM IST

Odisha panchayat elections in 5 phases from Feb 16; OBC politics in spotlight

The Odisha panchayat polls will be held in five phases between February 16 and 24. The counting of vote will be held on February 26, 27 and 28.

This is the first time that caste politics will be at the centre of Odisha panchayat elections with parties competing to give more representation to the Other Backward Caste (OBC) community who constitute at least 54% of the total population. (ANI)

This is the first time that caste politics will be at the centre of Odisha panchayat elections with parties competing to give more representation to the Other Backward Caste (OBC) community who constitute at least 54% of the total population. (ANI)

Updated on Jan 11, 2022 04:40 PM IST

Kejriwal promises no lockdown in Delhi amid rapid surge in Covid-19 cases

  • Kejriwal also took stock of the Covid-19 preparations at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) during the day.

Delhi chief minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal. (HT PHOTO)

Delhi chief minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal. (HT PHOTO)

Published on Jan 11, 2022 03:53 PM IST

Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

PM Modi’s Ferozepur rally would have seen highest-ever turnout, but…: Shekhawat

“Ferozepur was going to witness the highest-ever turnout at any political rally in Punjab. But political workers, in collusion with police, stopped not only the public, but also the PM from attending the rally,” Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said.

Union minister and BJP leader Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (centre) addressing the media at BJP headquarters.(Twitter/@gssjodhpur)

Union minister and BJP leader Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (centre) addressing the media at BJP headquarters.(Twitter/@gssjodhpur)

Published on Jan 11, 2022 03:30 PM IST

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Diverting forest land for other purposes to cost 1.5 times more’

In compliance with a Supreme Court order dated March 28, 2008 in T N Godavarman Thirumalpad vs. Union of India case, the environment ministry started imposing a net present value in lieu of diversion of forest land for various development projects

In compliance with a Supreme Court order dated March 28, 2008 in T N Godavarman Thirumalpad vs. Union of India case, the environment ministry started imposing a net present value in lieu of diversion of forest land for various development projects. (HT photo)

In compliance with a Supreme Court order dated March 28, 2008 in T N Godavarman Thirumalpad vs. Union of India case, the environment ministry started imposing a net present value in lieu of diversion of forest land for various development projects. (HT photo)

Published on Jan 11, 2022 02:59 PM IST

Waste-to-art: How Delhi has emerged as a centre of unusual theme parks

  • The idea came from a movie scene (Badrinath Ki Dulhania), and has, over the last five years, grown into several multi-crore theme park projects

Bharat Darshan Park: Fuelled by an overwhelming response and financial incentives to the Wonder Park, the South MCD decided to set up a similar, but much larger, project in 8.5-acre plot park located in Punjabi Bagh(ANI File)

Bharat Darshan Park: Fuelled by an overwhelming response and financial incentives to the Wonder Park, the South MCD decided to set up a similar, but much larger, project in 8.5-acre plot park located in Punjabi Bagh(ANI File)

Updated on Jan 11, 2022 02:22 PM IST

News updates from HT: Bulli Bai accused Vishal Jha moves Mumbai court for bail

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Jha said he has handed over his laptop, mobile phone, and SIM cards to the investigating agency and he is in no position to tamper with any evidence.

Jha said he has handed over his laptop, mobile phone, and SIM cards to the investigating agency and he is in no position to tamper with any evidence.

Published on Jan 11, 2022 12:57 PM IST

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