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Updated on Jan 15, 2022 06:06 AM IST

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Tamil Nadu: 1 dead, 80 injured in Jallikattu competition

According to the official, the injured includes 38 bull tamers, 24 bull owners, and 18 spectators.



A bull tamer attempts to tame a bull during the 'Avaniyapuram jallikattu' as part of Pongal celebrations in Madurai.(PTI)
A bull tamer attempts to tame a bull during the ‘Avaniyapuram jallikattu’ as part of Pongal celebrations in Madurai.(PTI)

Updated on Jan 15, 2022 04:11 AM IST


Consider postponing civic elections amid Covid surge: Calcutta HC to SEC

In an order dated January 13, 2022, the division bench of chief justice Prakash Shrivastava and justice Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee also directed the state poll body to clear its stand within 48 hours.



New Market in Kolkata saw a reduced footfall amid concern over spread of Covid-19 on Friday. The Calcutta HC on Friday directed the West Bengal election commission to consider postponing the January 22 civic polls. (PTI)
New Market in Kolkata saw a reduced footfall amid concern over spread of Covid-19 on Friday. The Calcutta HC on Friday directed the West Bengal election commission to consider postponing the January 22 civic polls. (PTI)

Updated on Jan 15, 2022 01:21 AM IST

ByHT Correspondent, Kolkata


Kerala govt, Mutt protest against rejection of tableau depicting social reformer on R-Day

The Kerala government on Friday protested against the Central government’s decision denying permission to the State’s Republic Day parade tableau depicting social reformer Sree Narayana Guru and asked the State unit of the BJP whether it would agree to the decision of the Centre



The BJP said for the past few years, the proposal of Kerala for the R-Day parade was getting rejected due to mediocre floats. (HT)
The BJP said for the past few years, the proposal of Kerala for the R-Day parade was getting rejected due to mediocre floats. (HT)

Updated on Jan 15, 2022 12:56 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Thiruvananthapuram


Chennai reports record high fresh Covid cases

Chennai: Driven by the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, Chennai recorded an all-time high of 8,963 Covid-19 cases on Friday since the pandemic began, health department data shows



 (HT Archives)
(HT Archives)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 12:53 AM IST


NCW chief Rekha Sharma shocked at Mullakal’s acquittal

National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma on Friday said she was shocked to hear acquittal of Kerala nun rape case accused Franco Mullakal and promised to support the victim and fellow nuns



Kerala women commission chairperson P Sathi Devi also expressed concern over the verdict. (ANI)
Kerala women commission chairperson P Sathi Devi also expressed concern over the verdict. (ANI)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 12:52 AM IST


Assam commission seeks CBI inquiry into illegal coal mining worth 4872 cr

The one-man commission of inquiry was set up by Assam government in September 2020 to inquire into allegations of illegal coal mining.



The commission held the mines and minerals department of Assam and its officers responsible for failing to protect reserve forest land from illegal mining activities by NEC, CIL and other individuals and organisations. (REUTERS)
The commission held the mines and minerals department of Assam and its officers responsible for failing to protect reserve forest land from illegal mining activities by NEC, CIL and other individuals and organisations. (REUTERS)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 12:52 AM IST


Philippines to acquire 3 batteries of BrahMos

The defence deal is unlikely to go down well with China, whose aggressive behaviour in the disputed South China Sea has taken relations with the Philippines to a fresh low.



An extended-range sea-to-sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile successfully test-fired from the Indian Navy’s newly commissioned INS Visakhapatnam on Tuesday. Philippine defence secretary Delfin Lorenzana said he had recently signed the ’notice of award’ – or the acceptance of India’s proposal for supplying the missile – for the Philippine Navy’s shore-based anti-ship missile acquisition project. (ANI)
An extended-range sea-to-sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile successfully test-fired from the Indian Navy’s newly commissioned INS Visakhapatnam on Tuesday. Philippine defence secretary Delfin Lorenzana said he had recently signed the ’notice of award’ – or the acceptance of India’s proposal for supplying the missile – for the Philippine Navy’s shore-based anti-ship missile acquisition project. (ANI)

Updated on Jan 15, 2022 01:27 AM IST


HC calls for ban on rallies, strict adherence to Covid guidelines

The Karnataka high court on Wednesday had pulled up the state government for allowing the Mekedatu padayatra by the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee



Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar participates in Mekedatu Padyatra, in Ramanagara on Wednesday. (Agencies)
Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar participates in Mekedatu Padyatra, in Ramanagara on Wednesday. (Agencies)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 12:50 AM IST

ByArun Dev I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Bengaluru


UP elections: Denied ticket, Gulabi Gang founder quits Congress

Sampat Pal Devi, founder of UP-based women’s organisation Gulabi Gang, on Friday quit the Congress after she was denied a ticket for the upcoming assembly elections.



Thousands of girls participated in the ‘Ladki hoon, lad sakti hoon’ marathon organized by UP Congress, ahead of the upcoming elections, at Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on December 28. Sampat Pal Devi, founder of Gulabi Gang, quit the party after she was denied a ticket for the upcoming assembly polls. (HT photo)
Thousands of girls participated in the ‘Ladki hoon, lad sakti hoon’ marathon organized by UP Congress, ahead of the upcoming elections, at Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on December 28. Sampat Pal Devi, founder of Gulabi Gang, quit the party after she was denied a ticket for the upcoming assembly polls. (HT photo)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 12:47 AM IST


Increasing cases of home-grown drugs keeps state police on toes

On September 17, 2021, the central crime branch of the Bengaluru police had raided a drug manufacturing unit in Bengaluru and seized 4kg MDMA, a psychoactive drug



According to the National Crime Records Bureau, Bengaluru had reported the highest number of cases related to narcotics in the country in 2020. (Representational photo)
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, Bengaluru had reported the highest number of cases related to narcotics in the country in 2020. (Representational photo)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 12:40 AM IST

ByArun Dev II Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Bengaluru


Mount Victoria Babax bird species spotted in India after 25 years

In a very rare find, two birders have come across and photographed a Mount Victoria Babax, a bird species not seen in India since 1997, in Mizoram on Wednesday.



The bird, Mount Victoria Babax, was sighted at Phawngpui (Blue Mountain) National Park, one of the two national parks in Mizoram.
The bird, Mount Victoria Babax, was sighted at Phawngpui (Blue Mountain) National Park, one of the two national parks in Mizoram.

Updated on Jan 15, 2022 01:24 AM IST


Political gains overshadowing Mekedatu’s ecological impact

The project aims at generating 400 MW of renewable energy annually and can supply up to 4.75 tmcft of drinking water for Bengaluru



Social activist Medha Patkar along with actor-cum-activist Chetan Kumar participate in a protest meeting against the Mekedatu project, on Friday. (Agencies)
Social activist Medha Patkar along with actor-cum-activist Chetan Kumar participate in a protest meeting against the Mekedatu project, on Friday. (Agencies)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 12:32 AM IST

BySharan Poovanna I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Bengaluru


‘Seek better relations with India, Kashmir at core of ties’: New Pak security policy

National security adviser Moeed Yusuf said Pakistan’ new National Security Policy (NSP) document was finalised with ‘full civil-military consensus’.



Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan while addressing a ceremony at which he released the public version of the National Security Policy (NSP) said: ’We’ve never had the concept of a coordinated national security policy’. (REUTERS)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan while addressing a ceremony at which he released the public version of the National Security Policy (NSP) said: ’We’ve never had the concept of a coordinated national security policy’. (REUTERS)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 12:32 AM IST


Amid Covid surge, EC to decide on extending ban on election rallies

Amid a nationwide surge in Covid-19 cases, the EC today will take a call on whether to extend beyond January 15 the ban on election rallies, roadshows and corner meetings in the five poll-bound states.



A healthcare worker collects swab samples for Covid-19 of passengers arriving on outstation trains, at Andheri station in Mumbai on Thursday. The EC last week had banned all election rallies in five poll-bound states. (HT photo)
A healthcare worker collects swab samples for Covid-19 of passengers arriving on outstation trains, at Andheri station in Mumbai on Thursday. The EC last week had banned all election rallies in five poll-bound states. (HT photo)

Published on Jan 15, 2022 12:25 AM IST

ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

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