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    Death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year surges to 208, national police say, making it one of the deadliest storms to hit the country in recent years

    At least 239 people injured and 52 missing.

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    Omicron spread: ‘We are sitting ducks for next wave of Covid-19’, says expert

    The Omicron variant has been spreading fast, especially in the United States, which was already ravaged by the second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). It is confronting another dark winter, with hospitalisations increasing 45 per cent over the last month and cases rising 40 per cent, according to a tally by news agency Reuters. Read More


Bill seeking to link electoral rolls with Aadhaar listed for introduction in LS

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 seeks to allow electoral registration officers to seek Aadhaar number of people who want to register as voters “for the purpose of establishing the identity”.



Amendment to section 20 of the RP Act, 1950 and section 60 of the RP Act, 1951 will also allow the elections to become gender-neutral for service voters. (File Photo)
Amendment to section 20 of the RP Act, 1950 and section 60 of the RP Act, 1951 will also allow the elections to become gender-neutral for service voters. (File Photo)

Published on Dec 20, 2021 06:42 AM IST


LIVE: ‘We are sitting ducks for next wave of Covid-19’, says expert on Omicron

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Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.

Updated on Dec 20, 2021 06:44 AM IST


Yogi Adityanath invokes ESMA Act, bans strikes in UP for 6 months: Report

The decision has been taken in view of the prevailing Covid-19 situation. A notification was issued by additional chief secretary Dr Devesh Kumar Chaturvedi on Sunday, Livehindustan reported.



The Yogi Adityanath government had invoked Esma Act in the state last year too.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
The Yogi Adityanath government had invoked Esma Act in the state last year too.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Published on Dec 20, 2021 06:09 AM IST


Arriving from ‘at risk’ nations? Pre-booking RT-PCR is must at these 6 airports

As per a government notification, the ‘Air Suvidha’ portal would be modified to accommodate passengers, who are arriving from the ‘at risk’ countries or have visited those in the past 14 days.



Passengers at Terminal 3 of the New Delhi airport. (File Photo / HT)
Passengers at Terminal 3 of the New Delhi airport. (File Photo / HT)

Published on Dec 20, 2021 06:00 AM IST

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi


India, Central Asian nations vow to fight Afghanistan terror

  • The fallout of the Taliban takeover of Kabul on regional security, post-pandemic recovery and measures to boost regional connectivity and trade were in focus as foreign ministers of India and the Central Asian states held their third dialogue in the Capital.


External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (4L) with the Foreign Ministers of Central Asian countries in a group photo at the third meeting of the two-day India-Central Asia Dialogue.(ANI)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (4L) with the Foreign Ministers of Central Asian countries in a group photo at the third meeting of the two-day India-Central Asia Dialogue.(ANI)

Updated on Dec 20, 2021 04:49 AM IST


CIC rejects appeal seeking disclosure of sbi reports on electoral bonds

  • The case pertains to an RTI application filed by activist Venkatesh Nayak seeking denomination wise details of electoral bonds sold by State Bank of India (SBI) in March and April 2018, among other things.


The case pertains to an RTI application filed by activist Venkatesh Nayak seeking denomination wise details of electoral bonds sold by State Bank of India (SBI) in March and April 2018, among other things. (Representational image)(Hemant Mishra/Mint)
The case pertains to an RTI application filed by activist Venkatesh Nayak seeking denomination wise details of electoral bonds sold by State Bank of India (SBI) in March and April 2018, among other things. (Representational image)(Hemant Mishra/Mint)

Published on Dec 20, 2021 03:16 AM IST


Cop injured in militant attack in south Kashmir’s Pulwama

Police said that in a terror crime incident at Bandzoo area of Pulwama, terrorists fired upon a policeman following which senior police officers along with reinforcement reached the terror crime spot..



Police said in a militant attack at Bandzoo area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama, terrorists fired upon a policeman following which senior police officers along with reinforcement reached the terror crime spot. (ANI File Photo/ Representational image)
Police said in a militant attack at Bandzoo area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama, terrorists fired upon a policeman following which senior police officers along with reinforcement reached the terror crime spot. (ANI File Photo/ Representational image)

Updated on Dec 20, 2021 02:40 AM IST


In run-up to polls, Akhilesh accuses Yogi Adityanath govt of tapping phones of SP leaders

Akhilesh Yadav’s Vijay Yatra has completed seven phases so far. During the yatra, the SP chief has been campaigning from a motorised rath (bus). The eighth phase of the yatra will begin on Tuesday and cover the distance from Mainpur to Etah.



Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference at Samajwadi Party office in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. (HT PHOTO.)
Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference at Samajwadi Party office in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on Dec 20, 2021 01:03 AM IST


Delhi logs 107 infections, 1 death as positivity rate stands at 0.17%

  • The Capital recorded one Covid-19 death in Sunday’s bulletin, the first fatality in 11 days and the third so far this month. The test positivity rate also climbed to 0.17%, the highest in 180 days.


Between mid-May and June, the city’s fourth wave of infections was subsiding after a record spiral of cases and deaths. (Representational image)(PTI)
Between mid-May and June, the city’s fourth wave of infections was subsiding after a record spiral of cases and deaths. (Representational image)(PTI)

Updated on Dec 20, 2021 01:21 AM IST


Sporadic violence, low turnout mark Kolkata civic body polls; BJP, Left announce agitation

A low turnout of 64% and absence of central paramilitary police force (CAPF) were salient features of the polling during which Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidates and workers were seen engaging in quarrels and fisticuffs with their counterparts from the BJP, Congress and the Left.



Chief minister of West Bengal and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee arrives to cast her vote with TMC councillor candidate and sister-in-law Kajari Banerjee during the Kolkata Corporation Election at Mitra Institution in Bhowanipore in Kolkata on Sunday. (SAMIR JANA/ HT PHOTO.)
Chief minister of West Bengal and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee arrives to cast her vote with TMC councillor candidate and sister-in-law Kajari Banerjee during the Kolkata Corporation Election at Mitra Institution in Bhowanipore in Kolkata on Sunday. (SAMIR JANA/ HT PHOTO.)

Published on Dec 20, 2021 12:49 AM IST


55 TN fishermen held, 8 boats seized by SL Navy; CM urges Centre to act

As many as 55 Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested and 8 boats seized by Sri Lankan Naval personnel on Sunday following which Chief Minister M K Stalin took up the matter with the Centre to secure their release and all the 73 boats captured so far by the neighbouring country



Chief Minister MK Stalin spoke to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar over phone and requested him to take immediate steps to get the over 50 fishermen and their 8 boats released from Sri Lanka. (HT File)
Chief Minister MK Stalin spoke to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar over phone and requested him to take immediate steps to get the over 50 fishermen and their 8 boats released from Sri Lanka. (HT File)

Updated on Dec 20, 2021 04:23 AM IST


Bommai says no post, position is permanent, fuels speculation of early exit

The statements come at a time when speculation is rife of a possible change in leadership in Karnataka barely five months since Bommai replaced BS Yediyurappa who was forced to step down from the top chair in July.



According to multiple people aware of the developments, there are chances that Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai is likely to be replaced early next year. (PTI)
According to multiple people aware of the developments, there are chances that Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai is likely to be replaced early next year. (PTI)

Updated on Dec 20, 2021 03:03 AM IST



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