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UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2021 09:11 PM IST

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  • JUL 02, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu extends Covid-19 lockdown

    Tamil Nadu extends Covid-19 lockdown till July 12; restaurants, amusement parks to open at 50% capacity.

  • JUL 02, 2021 09:04 PM IST

    West Bengal government files an affidavit in Calcutta HC in 'fake vaccine' case

    West Bengal government has filed an affidavit in Calcutta high court in the fake vaccination drive case, reported ANI. The fake vaccination drive first came to light after the ruling party's MP Mimi Chakraborty, who was inoculated there, raised an alarm.

  • JUL 02, 2021 08:21 PM IST

    Kathua district administration imposed a ban on drones

  • JUL 02, 2021 07:57 PM IST

    Centre announces curbs on storage of pulses by traders, retailers

    The Union government, alarmed at rising prices of pulses, has put curbs on quantities of pulses traders, including retailers, can store. The stock-holding limits, as the price-control measure is known, comes into effect from July 2, according to a government official.

  • JUL 02, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    Delhi reports 93 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

    Delhi recorded 93 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, the total tally of infection now stands at 1,434,374. The death toll was pushed to 24,983 after 2 new fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the state health bulletin.

  • JUL 02, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    Goa extends state-level Covid curfew till July 12

    Goa has extended state level curfew extended till 7am of July 12, chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday. Shops will be allowed to remain open from 7am to 6pm, saloons and outdoor sports complex, and stadiums may also be allowed to open, reported ANI.

  • JUL 02, 2021 05:31 PM IST

    Sudden change in weather as Delhi-NCR hit by dust storm and rains

  • JUL 02, 2021 05:30 PM IST

    Concerned with increased violence Afghanistan, says MEA

    The Ministry of External Affairs has been concerned by a recent spate of violence in Afghanistan and the MEA has issued advisory for Indians there, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said at a press briefing.

  • JUL 02, 2021 05:11 PM IST

    India has 56 cases of Delta plus Covid variant in 12 states, says Dr VK Paul

  • JUL 02, 2021 04:52 PM IST

    UP to re-open Multiplex, gyms, and stadiums from July 5

    The Uttar Pradesh government will be allowing Multiplex movie halls, gyms, and stadiums to re-open all over the state from July 5, as it relaxes lockdown measures imposed due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state.

  • JUL 02, 2021 04:27 PM IST

    71 districts reporting Covid positivity rate over 10%, says health ministry

    Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry, said in a press conference on Friday that 71 districts have been reporting a Covid-19 positivity rate of over 10%, and that the country is reporting 46,000 cases daily on an average.

  • JUL 02, 2021 04:07 PM IST

    Encounter between terrorists and security forces underway in J&K

  • JUL 02, 2021 03:49 PM IST

    Sensex surged 166 points to settle at 52,485, Nifty closes at 15,722

    As markets closed for the day, Sensex surged 166 points to settle at 52,485, and Nifty closed 42 points higher at 15,722 on Friday, reported news agency PTI.

  • JUL 02, 2021 03:11 PM IST

    Solicitor General Tushar Mehta refutes TMC’s allegations, denies meeting BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari

    Solicitor General Tushar Mehta refuted Trinamool Congress allegations of meeting BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. "Shri Suvendu Adhikari did come to my residence cum office yesterday at around 3:00 PM, unannounced. Since I was already in a pre-scheduled meeting in my chamber, my staff requested him to sit in the waiting room of my office building and offered him a cup of tea. When my meeting was over and thereafter my PPS informed me about his arrival, I requested my PPS to convey Mr Adhikari my inability to meet him and apologise as he had to wait. Mr Adhikari thanked my PPS and left without insisting to meet me. The question of my meeting with Mr Adhikari therefore did not arise," he said in a statement.

  • JUL 02, 2021 02:46 PM IST

    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar launches 6 technology innovation platforms

  • JUL 02, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    Mukul Goel joins as Uttar Pradesh police chief

    Mukul Goel, 1987-batch IPS officer, formally joined as new Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh on Friday.

  • JUL 02, 2021 01:44 PM IST

    TMC demands removal of Tushar Mehta as Solicitor General after his meeting with BJP's Suvendu Adhikari

  • JUL 02, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    Drone spotted near Indian mission in Pakistan's Islamabad

    A drone was spotted near Indian mission in Pakistan's Islamabad. India has strongly objected to the security breach, reported ANI.

  • JUL 02, 2021 12:41 PM IST

    Delhi court adjourns order on framing of charges in Sunanda Pushkar death case till July 27

    Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court adjourned the passing of order on the issue of framing of charges in the Sunanda Pushkar death case on Friday for July 27.

    Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in the city on the night of January 17, 2014.

  • JUL 02, 2021 12:37 PM IST

    Former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala released from Tihar Jail

    Former chief minister of Haryana, Om Prakash Chautala released from Delhi's Tihar Jail on Friday. He was welcomed by his supporters at the Delhi-Gurugram border.

  • JUL 02, 2021 11:53 AM IST

    Calcutta HC passes orders on Bengal post-poll violence, says all cases to be registered and TMC govt to ensure victims' treatment

    Calcutta High Court on Friday passed orders in the Bengal post poll violence matter and ordered Police to register all cases of the victims of the violence. It also directed the state government to ensure medical treatment for all victims and to ensure ration for the affected even if they don’t have ration cards.

  • JUL 02, 2021 11:42 AM IST

    Centre rushes Covid-19 control teams to 6 states

  • JUL 02, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    Body of research scholar found at IIT Madras, forensic account awaited

    The body of a guest lecturer-cum-research scholar was found at IIT Madras in Chennai on Friday. Kotturpuram Police is present at the spot and the body has been sent to Government Royapettah Hospital for autopsy, according to ANI.

  • JUL 02, 2021 10:27 AM IST

    US troops leave Afghanistan's Bagram airfield after nearly two decades

    US officials said on Friday that the US military has left Bagram Airfield, the epicenter of its war to oust the Taliban and hunt down the al Qaida perpetrators of the 9/11 attack, after nearly 40 years, as per an AP report.

  • JUL 02, 2021 10:22 AM IST

    Another black fungus death reported in Assam

    A man died of black fungus in Dibrugarh, Assam Medical College Principal Dr Sanjiv Kakati said on Friday. "Patient who came from Lakhimpur had post-Covid symptoms. We got him tested for black fungus and report came positive. He succumbed to the disease 2 days after a 6-hr-long successful op," ANI quoted Dr Kakati as saying.

  • JUL 02, 2021 10:01 AM IST

    J&K: Army jawan killed in encounter with terrorists at Pulwama

    An Indian Army soldier was killed during an encounter with terrorists on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, news agency PTI reported. Read more

  • JUL 02, 2021 09:26 AM IST

    India reports 46,617 new Covid-19 cases, 853 deaths

    India on Friday reported 46,617 new Covid-19 cases and 853 deaths, pushing the toll to over 400,312 in the past 24 hours, the Union health ministry data showed.

  • JUL 02, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    More than 1.8 million samples tested for Covid in 24 hours: ICMR

  • JUL 02, 2021 08:48 AM IST

    Maana Patel becomes 1st female, 3rd Indian swimmer to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

  • JUL 02, 2021 08:16 AM IST

    Antarctica hits record temperature of 18.3°C, UN confirms report

    Antarctica logged temperatures up to 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.9 degrees Fahrenheit), a new maximum temperature record for the region, on February 6 earlier this year, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (UN WMO) has confirmed. Read more

  • JUL 02, 2021 07:33 AM IST

    Jamui becomes 1st panchayat in MP to achieve 100% vaccination

    Jamui in Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh has become the first panchayat in the state to achieve the target of 100 per cent Covid-19 vaccination.

  • JUL 02, 2021 06:45 AM IST

    Encounter between terrorists, security forces underway in Pulwama

    An encounter is underway between terrorists and security forces in Hanjin Rajpora area of Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, reported ANI.

  • JUL 02, 2021 06:02 AM IST

    J&J says its Covid-19 vaccine neutralizes Delta variant

    Johnson & Johnson said that its single-shot Covid-19 vaccine neutralizes the Delta variant. It has generated strong, persistent activity against the variant, and other highly prevalent variants. The shot neutralized the delta variant within 29 days of a first dose, and protection matured and improved over time, according to the company.

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A security person checks on a visitor, left as activists of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) gather for a protest outside the Lakshadweep administration office in Kochi(AP)
A security person checks on a visitor, left as activists of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) gather for a protest outside the Lakshadweep administration office in Kochi(AP)

News updates from HT: Lakshadweep admin orders education dept officials to shift

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 09:01 PM IST
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External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.(Reuters)
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.(Reuters)

‘False, mischievous': India on reports claiming Jaishankar met Taliban leaders

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2021 08:55 PM IST
"We categorically deny reports based on tweets by some journalists that EAM has met any Taliban leader," Bagchi also said.
A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of Covid-19 vaccine.(REUTERS)
A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of Covid-19 vaccine.(REUTERS)

'Treat vaccinated Indians on par with those inoculated in EU states': India

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2021 08:57 PM IST
  • The remarks by external affairs ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi came at a weekly news briefing on Friday.
The Lakshadweep administration has an office in Kochi from which several departments operate.(AP)
The Lakshadweep administration has an office in Kochi from which several departments operate.(AP)

Lakshadweep admin orders education dept officials in Kochi to shift to islands

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 08:33 PM IST
  • The order asked the officials which include accountant, a stenographer, two clerical staff and a MSE to shift ‘consequent upon the decision to rationalise the staff of the Education Office, Kochi.’
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