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Updated on Dec 09, 2021 12:38 PM IST
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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
#WATCH | IAF chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari reaches the chopper crash site near Coonoor in Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu
13 people including CDS General Bipin Rawat and his wife lost their lives in the accident on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/djgoBu6Y4B
— ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2021
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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No Opposition protest today as mark of respect to CDS Rawat, announces Kharge
A Congress leader said that the party brass directed that no protests, which usually lead to slogans and noisy disruptions, should be held on Thursday as the nation mourns the death of India’s CDS Gen Bipin Rawat.
Published on Dec 09, 2021 12:22 PM IST
Farmers end year-long protest as govt agrees to all demands of protesters
This comes in the wake of the Centre accepting all demands put forward by the protesting farmers, including the withdrawal of all agitation-related cases and compensation to all families of the farmers who died during the course of the movement against the contentious agriculture laws.
Published on Dec 09, 2021 12:16 PM IST
Top Air Marshal heading inquiry into Mi-17 crash, Rajnath Singh tells Lok Sabha
Defence minister Rajnath Singh told Lok Sabha that the Mi 17 V 5 helicopter carrying CDS Bipin Rawat and others took off from Sulur air base at 11:48am on Wednesday and was expected to land at Wellington by 12:15pm but the air traffic control at Sulur lost contact with the helicopter at 12:08pm.
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 12:08 PM IST
India orders tri-service probe into chopper crash, full military honours for CDS
Defence minister Rajnath Singh said in Parliament that CDS General Bipin Rawat’s last rites will be performed with full military honours.
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 12:26 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Group Captain Varun Singh, sole survivor of crash, maintaining vitals
The fighter pilot may be moved to the IAF Command Hospital at Bengaluru later on Thursday, officials said. Two doctors from the command hospital are in Wellington to take him to Bengaluru
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 11:56 AM IST
Report in 4 weeks, SC tells panel set up in March to assess valuation of trees
A committee of experts, set up in March, to come up with a formula to assess the value of trees has been told by the Supreme Court to submit its report within the next four weeks, its original deadline eight months ago
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 11:16 AM IST
Sulur control room lost contact with IAF chopper at 12.08pm: Rajnath Singh
In a statement in the Lok Sabha, defence minister Rajnath Singh provided the exact timeline of the IAF chopper crash. It flew from Sulur at 11.48am and was supposed to reach the Wellington airbase at 12.15pm. Around 12.08pm, Sulur airbase lost contact with the chopper, the defence minister said in his statement.
Published on Dec 09, 2021 11:12 AM IST
On Sonia Gandhi’s 75th birthday, PM Modi and others extend greetings
Sonia Gandhi, who turned 75 today, has however appealed to party workers to not celebrate her birthday in the wake of the demise of Cheif of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat in an IAF chopper crash on Wednesday.
Published on Dec 09, 2021 10:58 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
No increase in human rights violations, says Centre, cites NHRC data
The number of alleged human rights violation cases registered by NHRC have declined over the past three years, according to data given to Rajya Sabha by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Cybercrimes against children went up sharply in 2020: IT ministry to Parliament
Citing data from the NCRB, the information and technology ministry said that in 2019, a total of 306 cybercrime cases against children were registered, while last year, 1,102 cases were filed
Published on Dec 09, 2021 09:10 AM IST