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  • Feb 26, 2022 08:06 PM IST

    Maharashtra adds 893 Covid-19 cases, 8 deaths

    Maharashtra on Saturday recorded 893 Covid-19 cases and eight deaths, taking the state’s infection tally to 78,64,516, the state health department said.

     

  • Feb 26, 2022 07:53 PM IST

    BMC to provide free Covid testing, vaccines, food to students returning from Ukraine today, says Mumbai mayor

  • Feb 26, 2022 06:38 PM IST

    Delhi reports  440 new Covid-19 cases & 2  deaths; Active cases stand at 2063

    Delhi on Thursday recorded 440 new Covid-19 cases and 2 fatalities; Active cases stand at 2063, the state health department said.

  • Feb 26, 2022 06:23 PM IST

    From Monday, not mandatory for people in Delhi to wear masks while travelling in private four-wheelers, says DDMA

    Wearing masks will not be mandatory for people in Delhi travelling in private four wheelers, the Delhi government notified on Saturday.

  • Feb 26, 2022 06:07 PM IST

    National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai reopens for public

  • Feb 26, 2022 05:59 PM IST

    Afghan universities reopen, but few women return

    Afghanistan’s universities reopened on Saturday six months after the Taliban returned to power, but only a few women returned to now-segregated classes, reports news agency AFP.

  • Feb 26, 2022 03:51 PM IST

    West Bengal: Special Task Force arrests another member of banned Kamtapur Liberation Organisation from Siliguri

  • Feb 26, 2022 03:27 PM IST

    Union Cabinet approves nationwide roll-out of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

    The Union Cabinet approved the nationwide roll-out of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) with a budget of 1,600 crore for five years, reports ANI.

  • Feb 26, 2022 03:18 PM IST

    BJP leader Locket Chatterjee urges Om Birla to organise two-day special session every year for women on International Women’s Day in the Parliament

    MP and BJP leader Locket Chatterjee writes to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and requests to organise a two-day special session every year for women and girls on International Women’s Day in the Parliament, reports news agency ANI.

  • Feb 26, 2022 02:30 PM IST

    ED files a prosecution complaint against Wasim Rahaman, Wajid Ali & Md Gulam Gausfor for money laundering

  • Feb 26, 2022 12:03 PM IST

    Two pilots killed in chopper crash in Telangana

    Two pilots killed have been killed in chopper crash in the state of Telangana. The incident happened at Tungaturthi village of Peddavura block, closer to Nagarjunsagar dam on Krishna river. Medical teams are rushing to the site of the incident.

  • Feb 26, 2022 09:31 AM IST

    11,499 new Covid cases in India, positivity rate drops to 1.01%

    India reports 11,499 new Covid cases, 255 deaths in last 24 hours; positivity rate drops to 1.01%

  • Feb 26, 2022 07:19 AM IST

    Pak terror bid foiled in J&K, explosives dropped by Pak drone recovered


Russia appreciates India’s ‘independent and balanced’ UNSC stand

India, China and the UAE were the only three countries which abstained from voting at the United Nations Security Council, as Russia used its veto power to block a proposed UNSC resolution against its ongoing invasion of Ukraine.



TS Tirumurti, the permanent representative to the UN, said India chose to abstain on the UNSC resolution on Ukraine because the path of diplomacy was given up. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
TS Tirumurti, the permanent representative to the UN, said India chose to abstain on the UNSC resolution on Ukraine because the path of diplomacy was given up. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)

Published on Feb 26, 2022 07:23 PM IST


Assam man run over by escort vehicle minutes after President’s convoy passes

President Kovind who arrived in Guwahati on Friday is on a three-day visit to the state. He visited the Kamakhya Temple and launched the 400th birth anniversary celebrations of Ahom general Lachit Borphukan in Guwahati on Friday.



A man trying to cross the road was run over by an escort vehicle in Assam’s Golaghat district minutes after President Ram Nath Kovind’s convoy passed that way. (HT PHOTO.)
A man trying to cross the road was run over by an escort vehicle in Assam’s Golaghat district minutes after President Ram Nath Kovind’s convoy passed that way. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on Feb 26, 2022 07:10 PM IST


Wearing masks not mandatory in private cars in Delhi from Monday

Delhi government has lifted all Covid curbs on Friday including the night curfew. All schools have been asked to switch to offline classes starting from April 1. The fine for not wearing the mask in public places has been reduced from 2,000 to 500. 



Wearing masks not mandatory in private cars in Delhi from Monday
Wearing masks not mandatory in private cars in Delhi from Monday

Published on Feb 26, 2022 06:18 PM IST


Jharkhand govt to bear travel expenses of its residents stranded in Ukraine

The Jharkhand government had on Friday issued helpline landline and Whatsapp numbers of the state control room for people from the state stranded in Ukraine amid a Russian invasion that began on Thursday.



The Jharkhand government will be reimbursing the cost of travel of residents of the state willing to return from war-torn Ukraine. (SOURCED.)
The Jharkhand government will be reimbursing the cost of travel of residents of the state willing to return from war-torn Ukraine. (SOURCED.)

Published on Feb 26, 2022 05:17 PM IST


Evening brief: Union Cabinet approves nationwide roll-out of Ayushman Bharat 

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 5 pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.



The Union Cabinet approved the nationwide roll-out of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) with a budget of <span class=
The Union Cabinet approved the nationwide roll-out of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) with a budget of 1,600 crore for five years.(MINT_PRINT)

Published on Feb 26, 2022 04:55 PM IST


‘Remember this day whenever…’: Envoy’s address to India-bound Ukraine students

India’s ambassador to Romania Rahul Shrivastava made a last-minute announcement before the evacuation flight took off from Romania and said they are on the last leg of their journey home. But the Indian government’s mission is not complete until the last Indian in Ukraine is sent back home. 



India's ambassador to Romania Rahul Shrivastava addressed the students inside the aircraft in Romania.&nbsp;
India’s ambassador to Romania Rahul Shrivastava addressed the students inside the aircraft in Romania. 

Published on Feb 26, 2022 04:41 PM IST


AMU takes U-turn, says final decision on common entrance test still pending

The Ministry of Education has already announced that it will conduct a Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET) for admission to all undergraduate and postgraduate courses from academic session 2022-23. The computerised test will be conducted by the national testing agency (NTA) in 13 languages. The test is likely to be held in June-July.



Earlier on Wednesday, University spokesperson Shafey Kidwai told HT that the AMU had decided to not participate in the common entrance exam and maintain the status-quo on its admission policy as the case on its minority status is subjudice. (PHOTO CREDIT: amu.ac.in)
Earlier on Wednesday, University spokesperson Shafey Kidwai told HT that the AMU had decided to not participate in the common entrance exam and maintain the status-quo on its admission policy as the case on its minority status is subjudice. (PHOTO CREDIT: amu.ac.in)

Published on Feb 26, 2022 04:19 PM IST


J&K: 15 heroin packets smuggled from Pakistan recovered on LoC in Poonch

The recovery comes within two days after a major terror plot by Pakistan’s ISI was averted by Special Operations Group (SOG) and Jammu police after they recovered a consignment of arms, ammunition and IEDs dropped by a Pakistani drone along the international border in Arnia area of RS Pura sector.



Army and police in a joint operation recovered 15 heroin packets near Balakote area of Mendhàr in Poonch district (PTI)
Army and police in a joint operation recovered 15 heroin packets near Balakote area of Mendhàr in Poonch district (PTI)

Updated on Feb 26, 2022 03:59 PM IST


Bihar: 3 Cobra jawans injured in IED blast, 2 airlifted for New Delhi

205 Cobra battalion launched an operation against Maoists between Chakarbandha, Langurahi and Panchrukhia hilly and forest area of Gaya-Aurangabad bordering districts for the last two days.



The improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Maoists went off in Bihar’s Aurangabad district late on Friday evening (File/Representational Image/PTI)
The improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Maoists went off in Bihar’s Aurangabad district late on Friday evening (File/Representational Image/PTI)

Published on Feb 26, 2022 03:34 PM IST


Delhi, Mumbai airports to ensure smooth arrival for Indians coming from Ukraine

While Delhi’s IGI Airport has announced exemption from uploading documents on Air Suvidha Portal, Mumbai’s CSMIA will set up a special corridor for the returnees.



Indian students return from Ukraine following advisories from the Indian embassy amid growing tension between Russia and Ukraine, at Indira Gandhi International Airport, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI PHOTO)
Indian students return from Ukraine following advisories from the Indian embassy amid growing tension between Russia and Ukraine, at Indira Gandhi International Airport, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI PHOTO)

Updated on Feb 26, 2022 03:18 PM IST


Ukraine crisis: Flight from Bucharest takes off for Mumbai with 219 Indians

  • Air India is set to operate more flights from Bucharest as well as the Hungarian capital of Budapest to evacuate Indian nationals from Ukraine.


Air India flight from Romania carrying Indian evacuees from Ukraine will land in Mumbai airport tonight.&nbsp;(Twitter/@DrSJaishankar)
Air India flight from Romania carrying Indian evacuees from Ukraine will land in Mumbai airport tonight. (Twitter/@DrSJaishankar)

Published on Feb 26, 2022 02:51 PM IST

Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi


Govt working to expand health infra beyond big cities: PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi, hinting at the large number of students stuck in the war-torn Ukraine, said that state governments should work towards formulating policies for land allotment for medical education so that India can, in the coming years, produce doctors and paramedics to fulfill even the global demand.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the post union budget webinar of the union ministry of health and family welfare on Saturday. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the post union budget webinar of the union ministry of health and family welfare on Saturday. (PTI)

Updated on Feb 26, 2022 02:02 PM IST

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