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Updated on Mar 07, 2022 03:14 PM IST

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  • Mar 07, 2022 02:31 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha elections on March 31

    Biennial elections to 13 vacant seats in Rajya Sabha to be held on March 31, announces Election Commission.

  • Mar 07, 2022 01:41 PM IST

    SC expresses concerns against fake medical certificates to avail Covid-19 ex-gratia 

    The Supreme court on Monday warned against the misuse of its order to get ex-gratia compensation for Covid-19 death on the basis of fake medical certificate, reports ANI. 

  • Mar 07, 2022 01:20 PM IST

    Nawab Malik sent to ED custody till March 21 in money laundering case

    Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik, arrested in a money laundering case linked to Dawood Ibrahim has been sent to judicial custody till March 21.

  • Mar 07, 2022 12:58 PM IST

    Union Territory of Puducherry reports zero fresh Covid-19 cases

    Union Territory of Puducherry reports zero fresh Covid-19 cases, reports news agency PTI.

  • Mar 07, 2022 12:39 PM IST

    PM Modi  interacts with beneficiaries of JanAushadhi Yojana via video conference

    On the occasion of Jan Aushadhi Diwas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Jan Aushadhi Kendra owners and beneficiaries of the Jan Aushadhi Yojana.

     

  • Mar 07, 2022 12:37 PM IST

    Students appear for West Bengal Board Madhyamik exams after two years

  • Mar 07, 2022 11:59 AM IST

    Uttar Pradesh: 3 held for smuggling marijuana from Nepal

    Three persons have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra for smuggling marijuana from Nepal, police informed on Sunday. 18.980 kilograms of marijuana worth 95 lakh, one mobile and four roadways tickets have been recovered from the accused, reports ANI.

  • Mar 07, 2022 11:34 AM IST

    BSF shoots down Pakistani drone in Punjab’s Ferozpur, contraband recovered

    Troops of the Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday shot down a quadcopter (drone) in the Ferozpur sector carrying contraband items, reports ANI.

  • Mar 07, 2022 11:14 AM IST

    BJP MLAs stage protest at Maharashtra Assembly against MVA government, demand resignation of state minister Nawab Malik

  • Mar 07, 2022 10:52 AM IST

    Delhi High Court dismisses Alapan Bandyopadhyay’s plea challenging CAT’s order transferring his case to Delhi from Kolkata 

    Delhi High Court dismisses plea of former West Bengal Chief Secy Alapan Bandyopadhyay challenging Central Administrative Tribunal Principal Bench order on transfer of his case application from CAT Kolkata to Delhi branch, reports ANI.

  • Mar 07, 2022 10:21 AM IST

    Rupee slumps 81 paise to 76.98 against US dollar in early trade

    Rupee slumps 81 paise to 76.98 against US dollar in early trade, reports news agency PTI.

  • Mar 07, 2022 09:43 AM IST

    Oil prices jump more than $10 a barrel, shares sink as US mulls calling for ban on imports of crude from Russia

    Oil prices jump more than $10 a barrel, shares sink as US mulls calling for ban on imports of crude from Russia, reports AP.

  • Mar 07, 2022 09:22 AM IST

    India reports 4,362 Covid cases, 66 deaths in 24 hours

    India reports 4,362 new cases of covid-19 , and 66 deaths in the last 24 hours. The active cases now stand at 54,118, according to Union health ministry.

  • Mar 07, 2022 08:26 AM IST

    Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to hold post budget talks today 

    Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will hold a post-budget interaction with stakeholders belonging to industry and trade, large tax payers and select professionals today.

  • Mar 07, 2022 07:37 AM IST

    China cases rise by most since Wuhan outbreak

    China reported its highest daily tally of coronavirus infections since the Wuhan outbreak at the start of the pandemic, reports Bloomberg.

  • Mar 07, 2022 07:12 AM IST

    PM Modi to join a programme to mark the ‘Jan Aushadhi Diwas’ today

  • Mar 07, 2022 06:41 AM IST

    Kamala Harris marks ‘Bloody Sunday’ anniversary in Selma

    Vice President Kamala Harris has visited Selma, Alabama to commemorate a defining moment in the fight for the right to vote, making her trip as congressional efforts to restore the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act have faltered, reports PTI.

  • Mar 07, 2022 06:02 AM IST

    Israel detects first polio case since 1989 

    Israel’s ministry of health on Sunday said that a new case of polio has been detected in a 4-year-old child in Jerusalem, reports ANI.


On Ukraine, Congress talks of ‘without propoganda’ ops in appeal to centre

Ukraine war: Nearly 16,000 Indians have been brought back on special flights in the last one week from the neighbouring countries of Ukraine



Indian nationals arrive after being evacuated from war-torn Ukraine under Operation Ganga at IGI Terminal 3 Airport, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)(Ayush Sharma)
Indian nationals arrive after being evacuated from war-torn Ukraine under Operation Ganga at IGI Terminal 3 Airport, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)(Ayush Sharma)

Published on Mar 07, 2022 02:26 PM IST


‘Grateful to…’ Ukrainian president tweets after speaking to PM Modi

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his conversation with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy sought his support in evacuating Indian nationals from war-hit city of Sumy



PM Modi had spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday
PM Modi had spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday

Published on Mar 07, 2022 02:25 PM IST


Nawab Malik sent to judicial custody in money laundering case till March 21

  • Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik was arrested on February 23 by the ED after over seven hours of questioning. The central agency has alleged Malik used to introduce fake tenants on properties bought with money belonging to gangster Dawood Ibrahim to reduce the registration value of the land.


CP leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on his way to court, after his arrest by the Enforcement Director (ED) in connection with a money laundering case involving Dawood Ibrahim, in Mumbai, Thursday, March 3, 2022. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)
CP leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on his way to court, after his arrest by the Enforcement Director (ED) in connection with a money laundering case involving Dawood Ibrahim, in Mumbai, Thursday, March 3, 2022. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)

Updated on Mar 07, 2022 02:44 PM IST

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi


India’s Covid tally dips for 5th straight day with 4,362 fresh infections

  • The active caseload reached 54,118, constituting 0.13 per cent of the total tally – which is an improvement from Sunday when the figures had just gone below the 60,000-mark. The recovery rate also improved to 98.68 per cent on Monday from 98.66 per cent the day before.


India has so far conducted more than 77.34 crore tests since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in 2020. (Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
India has so far conducted more than 77.34 crore tests since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in 2020. (Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

Published on Mar 07, 2022 01:00 PM IST

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi


Afternoon brief: Delhi man who was shot at in Ukraine readies to come home today

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.


Union minister VK Singh comforts Delhi resident Harjot Singh, who was shot at four times in Ukraine, as he is being taken inside an IAF aircraft to be flown back to India from Poland. (Screengrab/VK Singh Twitter)
Union minister VK Singh comforts Delhi resident Harjot Singh, who was shot at four times in Ukraine, as he is being taken inside an IAF aircraft to be flown back to India from Poland. (Screengrab/VK Singh Twitter)

Published on Mar 07, 2022 12:57 PM IST


‘Pornographic content’ found in arrested journalist’s phone: Chhattisgarh Police

Nilesh Sharma was arrested last week following a Congress leader’s complaint including under the Indian Penal Code’s Section 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of the peace)



Nilesh Sharma was arrested last week following a Congress leader’s complaint including under the Indian Penal Code’s Section 504.(Shutterstock)
Nilesh Sharma was arrested last week following a Congress leader’s complaint including under the Indian Penal Code’s Section 504.(Shutterstock)

Published on Mar 07, 2022 12:54 PM IST


Akhilesh Yadav targets BJP over Ukraine op name: ‘…Polls in Varanasi too’

Ukraine war: Thousands of Indians have been brought back to the country since last week on special flights being arranged via the neigbhouring countries of Ukraine



Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addresses a public rally for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, in Varanasi. (File photo) (ANI Photo)(Rajesh Kumar)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addresses a public rally for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, in Varanasi. (File photo) (ANI Photo)(Rajesh Kumar)

Published on Mar 07, 2022 12:51 PM IST


Explainer: The early release of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar

  • What does this mean? Did the Delhi government defer his release? What are the legal options for Bhullar? Is it normal for a case to be deferred by the Sentence Review Board? Here are all the answers:


Before the meeting is held, the government will probably check if SRB has the legal right to decide Bhullar’s case. (HT Archive)
Before the meeting is held, the government will probably check if SRB has the legal right to decide Bhullar’s case. (HT Archive)

Updated on Mar 07, 2022 12:36 PM IST


As the CPI(M) makes a comeback in Bengal civic polls, BJP see TMC’s hand

  • Days after, saffron camp leaders raised allegations of rigging and violence, BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar claimed that the CPI(M)’s resurgence was “sponsored” by the TMC.


The BJP could not win even one municipality despite being the TMC’s principal adversary since the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. (ANI)
The BJP could not win even one municipality despite being the TMC’s principal adversary since the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. (ANI)

Published on Mar 07, 2022 11:56 AM IST


Delhi man who was shot at in leg, chest in Ukraine readies to return home today

  • Harjot Singh sustained multiple bullet injuries while he was trying to flee to Lviv from Ukrainian capital Kyiv. He had lost his passport, and was later hospitalised in Kyiv.


Union minister VK Singh comforts Delhi resident Harjot Singh, who was shot at four times in Ukraine, as he is being taken inside an IAF aircraft to be flown back to India from Poland. (Screengrab/VK Singh Twitter)
Union minister VK Singh comforts Delhi resident Harjot Singh, who was shot at four times in Ukraine, as he is being taken inside an IAF aircraft to be flown back to India from Poland. (Screengrab/VK Singh Twitter)

Published on Mar 07, 2022 11:55 AM IST

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi


Rahul Gandhi now has 20 mn followers on Twitter; Congress says, ‘This proves…’

Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account was locked for around eight days in August 2021 after he posted a picture of a family of a rape victim in Delhi. Since then, his account was not getting followers, he earlier complained.



Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account has started gaining followers after his complaint to Twitter CEO. (ANI)
Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account has started gaining followers after his complaint to Twitter CEO. (ANI)

Published on Mar 07, 2022 11:37 AM IST


How could we leave pets behind: Ukraine returnees

Unwilling to be away from their furry friends and worried for their safety, students have brought them home.



Indian students from Ukraine arrived at the Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad, with their pet pals. (Photo: HT)
Indian students from Ukraine arrived at the Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad, with their pet pals. (Photo: HT)

Updated on Mar 07, 2022 10:50 AM IST


PM Modi’s Aatmanirbharta is key to independent foreign policy

India’s strategic autonomy has no meaning till such time it is backed by a military-industrial complex which does not rely on third countries for countering adversaries.



The Indian foreign policy options remain constrained by its limited capacity to manufacture hardware from precision-guided ammunition to long endurance armed drones.
The Indian foreign policy options remain constrained by its limited capacity to manufacture hardware from precision-guided ammunition to long endurance armed drones.

Updated on Mar 07, 2022 10:29 AM IST

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