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    1.5% interest rebate on short-term farm loans gets Cabinet approval

    The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an interest subvention (or a rebate) of 1.5% on short-term agriculture loans of up to 3 lakh provided by all lending institutions for the current and next financial years, a move aimed at ensuring easier credit flow to the farm sector, information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur said after a Cabinet meeting. Read More

  • Aug 18, 2022 05:34 AM IST

    Cabinet clears 50,000-crore boost for hospitality sector

    The Union Cabinet on Wednesday enhanced the corpus of sovereign-guaranteed credit facility for small enterprises, Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS), from 4.5 lakh crore to 5 lakh crore, exclusively for the hospitality sector. Read More

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Updated on Aug 18, 2022 05:36 AM IST

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Foodgrain output for 2021-22 pegged at record 315 MT: Fourth advance estimates

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 02:07 AM IST

The estimates pegged rice output at 130.3 million tonnes, while the pulses output is estimated to be at 27.7 million tonnes for the 2021-22 crop year

The 2021-22 estimate is 4.98 million tonnes more than 2020-21, and 25 million tonnes higher than the previous five-year average production (PTI)

The 2021-22 estimate is 4.98 million tonnes more than 2020-21, and 25 million tonnes higher than the previous five-year average production (PTI)

In Russia, Doval holds talks on security issues

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:56 AM IST

The NSA, who made an unscheduled visit, discussed a range of issues related to bilateral security cooperation with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev.

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is currently in Russia. (PTI)

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is currently in Russia. (PTI)

Ensure Covid-19 regulations are followed, DGCA tells airlines

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:53 AM IST

With Covid-19 cases on the rise across the country, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), on Wednesday told airlines to ensure that passengers wear masks throughout their journey and follow Covid protocols.

The DGCA on Wednesday told airlines to ensure that passengers wear masks throughout their journey and follow Covid protocols. (HT photo)

The DGCA on Wednesday told airlines to ensure that passengers wear masks throughout their journey and follow Covid protocols. (HT photo)

ByNeha LM Tripathi, New Delhi

Warrant issued against newly inducted Bihar law minister

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:53 AM IST

A controversy broke out in Bihar on Wednesday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hitting out at newly-inducted law minister Kartikey Kumar alias Kartik Singh, alleging that he is wanted in a kidnapping case and that he did not surrender before court on the ordered date, but took the oath of office the same day

Patna, India- August.17, 2022: Bihar Law Minister Kartikeya Singh’s advocate Madhusudan Sharma addresses a press conference on the alleged kidnapping case, at Patna Central hall, in Patna, Bihar, India, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Patna, India- August.17, 2022: Bihar Law Minister Kartikeya Singh’s advocate Madhusudan Sharma addresses a press conference on the alleged kidnapping case, at Patna Central hall, in Patna, Bihar, India, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Supreme Court pauses PILs against Hemant Soren

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:48 AM IST

The PILs failed to make out a prima facie case against theJharkhand chief minister over alleged irregularities in grant of a mining lease and in MNREGS contracts, and transactions of some shell companies reportedly run by his family, the apex court observed.

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. (Hindustan Times)

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. (Hindustan Times)

ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Release of rapists has shaken my faith in justice, says Bilkis Bano

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:46 AM IST

In the statement, Bano said that no one had enquired about her safety before deciding to release the men, and appealed to the Gujarat government to reverse its move.

**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** Godhra: A man offers sweets to people convicted for rape and murder in the Bilkis Bano case of the 2002 post-Godhra riots, after they came out of the Godhra sub-jail after the Gujarat government allowed their release under its remission policy, in Godhra, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI08_16_2022_000224B) (PTI)

**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** Godhra: A man offers sweets to people convicted for rape and murder in the Bilkis Bano case of the 2002 post-Godhra riots, after they came out of the Godhra sub-jail after the Gujarat government allowed their release under its remission policy, in Godhra, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI08_16_2022_000224B) (PTI)

CBI freezes FDs of Subrata Mondal; HC summons daughter in separate case

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 12:42 AM IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday froze fixed deposits worth 16

Kolkata, Aug 14 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) Birbhum District President Anubrata Mondal, who was arrested by the CBI in a cattle smuggling case, being brought to CBI headquarters after a medical checkup at the Command Hospital, in Kolkata on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (Saikat Paul)

Kolkata, Aug 14 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) Birbhum District President Anubrata Mondal, who was arrested by the CBI in a cattle smuggling case, being brought to CBI headquarters after a medical checkup at the Command Hospital, in Kolkata on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (Saikat Paul)

Madras HC orders status quo ante on OPS expulsion, EPS elevation

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 12:41 AM IST

The ruling means that O Panneerselvam is back as the AIADMK coordinator. On July 11, he was expelled from the party and Edappadi Palaniswami (EPS) was made interim general secretary.

O Panneerselvam and his supporters pay tribute at the memorial of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai on Wednesday. (ANI)

O Panneerselvam and his supporters pay tribute at the memorial of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai on Wednesday. (ANI)

Comparing wife with other women amounts to mental cruelty: Kerala HC

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:33 AM IST

While the family court had dissolved the couple’s marriage on the ground of non-consummation, a bench of Justices Anil K Narendran and C S Sudha modified it by holding that the marriage stands dissolved on account of mental cruelty by the husband as provided under the Divorce Act of 1869.

The ruling by the high court came while dismissing a man’s appeal against a family court order dissolving his marriage after nearly 13 years of separation from his wife. (HT Archives)

The ruling by the high court came while dismissing a man’s appeal against a family court order dissolving his marriage after nearly 13 years of separation from his wife. (HT Archives)

Kerala: Student dressed up as Savarkar kicks up row

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 12:32 AM IST

The protesters said Savarkar was introduced after omitting Velu Thampi Dalawa, a former minister in Travancore who fought against oppressive measures of British East India Company in early 1800. Youth Congress and Youth League workers said the move was aimed at creating unrest in the district

Activists from Youth Congress and Youth League (of the Indian Union Muslim League) marched to the government school in Malappuram seeking action against those who dressed up their children as Savarkar for the fancy dress programme (Hindustan Times)

Activists from Youth Congress and Youth League (of the Indian Union Muslim League) marched to the government school in Malappuram seeking action against those who dressed up their children as Savarkar for the fancy dress programme (Hindustan Times)

Cong leaders held on way to flood-hit project site in Telangana

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:30 AM IST

Bhupalpally deputy superintendent of police B Ramulu said according to the government instructions, no outsider was to be allowed near the project site, as restoration works were going on. He said Section 144 was in force near the project site and hence, nobody will be permitted to enter the area.

Kaleshwaram Project lift irrigation scheme at Medigadda in Telangana was heavily damaged due to the floods in Godavari river last month. (PTI)

Kaleshwaram Project lift irrigation scheme at Medigadda in Telangana was heavily damaged due to the floods in Godavari river last month. (PTI)

T’gana, Andhra face flood threat as Godavari remains in spate

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:29 AM IST

Meanwhile, Krishna river, too, continued to be in spate due to heavy rains in the upstream areas. Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar dams are filled to almost full reservoir levels, forcing the authorities to release over 377,000 cusecs of water to the downstream

At the temple town of Bhadrachalam in Telangana’s Bhadradri Kothagudem district, the water level of the Godavari crossed the third danger mark of 53 ft and reached up to 54.5 ft by Wednesday (PTI)

At the temple town of Bhadrachalam in Telangana’s Bhadradri Kothagudem district, the water level of the Godavari crossed the third danger mark of 53 ft and reached up to 54.5 ft by Wednesday (PTI)

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