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  • Nov 23, 2021 07:59 AM IST

    Delhi’s air quality in ‘very poor’ category

    According to SAFAR-India, the national capital’s air quality index (AQI) is presently in the ‘very poor’ category. 

  • Nov 23, 2021 07:17 AM IST

    IMD issues yellow alert for Tamil Nadu till November 24

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for Tamil Nadu till Wednesday and an orange alert from Thursday to Friday. 

    “A cyclonic circulation lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood in lower tropospheric levels. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards towards Tamil Nadu coast during next 4-5 days,” the IMD said in an official statement. 

  • Nov 23, 2021 06:23 AM IST

    Chandrababu Naidu to begin 2-day tour to flood-hit areas in Andhra from today

    Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president Chandrababu Naidu will on Tuesday begin his two-day tour of flood-affected areas in Andhra Pradesh, a day after he held a party meeting regarding the flood situation in the state. Read more

  • Nov 23, 2021 06:20 AM IST

    American citizens told not to travel to Germany, Denmark in view of Covid-19 crisis

    The State Department on Monday urged American citizens not to travel to Germany and Denmark in view of the worsening Covid-19 pandemic situation in Europe. The department issued Level 4 travel advisories — the highest level — for both countries.

  • Nov 23, 2021 05:42 AM IST

    Banking system in Afghanistan on brink of collapse: UN report

    A news report by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has said that the banking and financial system in Afghanistan is on the verge of collapse following the Taliban’s takeover. 

    “The bank-run problem must be resolved quickly to improve Afghanistan’s limited production capacity and prevent the banking system from collapsing,” the UNDP report said. 


Tamil Nadu rain: IMD issues yellow, orange alerts for Nov 23-26

The yellow alert is for November 23 and 24, while the orange alert is for the latter two days. The weather body has projected isolated heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the next five days.



A vehicle wades through a waterlogged street after heavy rains in Chennai on Monday. (Agencies)
A vehicle wades through a waterlogged street after heavy rains in Chennai on Monday. (Agencies)

Published on Nov 23, 2021 07:44 AM IST


Tripura violence: Supreme Court to hear Trinamool Congress’ plea today

Trinamool Congress has accused the Biplab Deb-led Bharatiya Janata Party government in Tripura of committing atrocities. The TMC had filed a petition in the Supreme Court, which listed it for hearing on Tuesday.



A delegation of Trinamool Congress MPs leave after meeting with Union home minister Amit Shah, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)
A delegation of Trinamool Congress MPs leave after meeting with Union home minister Amit Shah, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)

Published on Nov 23, 2021 07:27 AM IST


Bengaluru, Chennai flooded as rain batters southern states; 34 dead in Andhra

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more rainfall in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala till November 26. Tamil Nadu has received 61 per cent excess rainfall due to the ongoing spell of the Northeast monsoon.



Residents wade through a flood-affected area in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Residents wade through a flood-affected area in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Published on Nov 23, 2021 06:58 AM IST


Chandrababu Naidu to begin 2-day tour to flood-hit areas in Andhra from today

Naidu, the former chief minister, on Monday accused current CM Jagan Mohan Reddy of washing his hands off relief measures by just conducting an aerial survey through a helicopter.



Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president Chandrababu Naidu.(File photo)
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president Chandrababu Naidu.(File photo)

Published on Nov 23, 2021 06:22 AM IST

Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi


India-US Trade Policy Forum to be revived today after four years

The India-US Trade Policy Forum has five focus groups – agriculture, investment, innovation and creativity (intellectual property rights), services, and tariff and non-tariff barriers.



US trade representative Katherine Tai and trade minister Piyush Goyal will be holding the Trade Policy Forum on Tuesday after a gap of four years. (AFP / File Photo)
US trade representative Katherine Tai and trade minister Piyush Goyal will be holding the Trade Policy Forum on Tuesday after a gap of four years. (AFP / File Photo)

Published on Nov 23, 2021 06:10 AM IST

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


Breaking news: Delhi’s air quality in ‘very poor’ category

Breaking news updates November 23, 2021: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.



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Updated on Nov 23, 2021 08:00 AM IST


NIA arrests J&K activist in terror funding case

The raids were carried at Sonwar and Amira Kadal localities. The NIA sleuths were accompanied by local police and CRPF during these raids.



The case was registered by the NIA under sections of the IPC and the UAPA on November 6.(HT File Photo)
The case was registered by the NIA under sections of the IPC and the UAPA on November 6.(HT File Photo)

Published on Nov 23, 2021 03:59 AM IST


SC raps Gujarat over panel for disbursal of ex-gratia to kin of Covid victims

The bench was referring to an October 29 notification of the Gujarat Health and Family Welfare department, requiring beneficiaries to move a representation before the scrutiny committee that will issue documents certifying Covid-19 deaths.



“This court has never asked for the setting up of a scrutiny committee. It will take more than a year for genuine victims to get their claims and get a certificate from the scrutiny committee,” the bench said.(HT File Photo)
“This court has never asked for the setting up of a scrutiny committee. It will take more than a year for genuine victims to get their claims and get a certificate from the scrutiny committee,” the bench said.(HT File Photo)

Published on Nov 23, 2021 03:54 AM IST


Flood toll mounts to 34 in Andhra, 10 still missing, says government

Making a statement in the state legislative assembly, agriculture minister K Kanna Babu said the government had ordered payment of an ex gratia of lakh to each of the families of those who had lost their lives due to heavy rains and floods.



Kanna Babu said there were 294 relief camps in flood affected areas and 57,969 people were evacuated and kept in relief camps (Agencies)
Kanna Babu said there were 294 relief camps in flood affected areas and 57,969 people were evacuated and kept in relief camps (Agencies)

Published on Nov 23, 2021 01:06 AM IST


Two minors among three arrested over cop’s murder in Tamil Nadu

One of the accused was identified as 19-year-old P Manikandan and the minor boys are aged 9 and 14. “The minors are accomplices of Manikandan in the murder case. They were with him and helped him,” said a senior police official of Trichy who did not wish to be named.



special sub-inspector S Boominathan, 50, was murdered while he was on patrolling duty by the thieves he was chasing in the wee hours of Sunday at 3am. (HT Photo)
special sub-inspector S Boominathan, 50, was murdered while he was on patrolling duty by the thieves he was chasing in the wee hours of Sunday at 3am. (HT Photo)

Published on Nov 23, 2021 01:06 AM IST

ByHT Correspondent, Chennai


Parts of Tamil Nadu put on alert as rains lash Chennai

Chennai witnessed a sudden spell of heavy rainfall in some parts, such as T Nagar, which got 20 mm of rain in a few hours, continuing the woes of the capital city, which has been receiving excess rainfall since November 1.



A vehicle wades through a waterlogged street after heavy rains in Chennai on Monday. (Agencies)
A vehicle wades through a waterlogged street after heavy rains in Chennai on Monday. (Agencies)

Published on Nov 23, 2021 01:06 AM IST


Critical equipment, documents in JNCASR damaged by heavy rains

Videos of water in the laboratories flooded social media on Monday. The institute was helmed by eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna Professor CNR Rao in 1989. The institution is also deemed to be a university and an autonomous institution under the department of science & technology, the Government of India.



Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) is a multi-disciplinary research institute in the Jakkur locality of North Bengaluru. (ANI)
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) is a multi-disciplinary research institute in the Jakkur locality of North Bengaluru. (ANI)

Published on Nov 23, 2021 12:55 AM IST


Railways’ airport initiative fails to attract footfall

South Western Railway operated 10 trains a day to and from the halt station when it was inaugurated on January 4, 2021. However, the services were suspended from April-end to November first week following the pandemic. When the services reopened, instead of the 10, the trains halting at the airport were reduced to two.



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The average cost of travelling to Kemepgowda International Airport here ranges from 700 to 1,400. Coupled with the traffic jams, a trip to Bengaluru’s international airport could be an ordeal for most commuters. (Agencies/Representative use)

Published on Nov 23, 2021 12:55 AM IST


Over 600 flats vacated after Yelahanka lake overflows

“Due to the heavy rain in the city, in the Yelahanka zone, in the Kempegowda ward limits, Yelahanka Lake over-flowed and water flooded into Kendriya Vihar and surrounding areas,” city’s civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) said in a statement on Monday.



Residents of Kendriya Vihar apartments being rescued in boats after the Yelahanka lake overflowed due to heavy rains in Bengaluru on Monday. (Samuel Rajkumar/HT Photo)
Residents of Kendriya Vihar apartments being rescued in boats after the Yelahanka lake overflowed due to heavy rains in Bengaluru on Monday. (Samuel Rajkumar/HT Photo)

Published on Nov 23, 2021 12:55 AM IST

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