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France may reverse bookstore closures amid lockdown anger

France went into a second national lockdown on Friday as a surge in cases risks overwhelming the health system.

A medical staff member is seen in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where patients suffering from the coronavirus disease are treated at the Melun-Senart hospital, near Paris, France.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 04:07 PM IST
Paris | ByBloomberg | Posted by Mallika Soni

Shivraj Singh Chouhan lists Kamal Nath’s sins, Congress leader says everything’s a lie

The squabbling between the two senior leaders comes ahead of the by-polls on 28 assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia during a roadshow for by-polls in Gwalior on Friday.(ANI)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 03:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni

Barrett to join Supreme Court arguments for the first time

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the court began hearing cases by phone in May which means the public won’t see the new justice, but they’ll be able to hear her if she asks questions.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett being sworn in to serve as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court by Justice Clarence Thomas on the South Lawn of the White House.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 03:20 PM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni

TVS Motor Company sales in October 2020 grows by 22 percent

Domestic two-wheeler sales posted a growth of 19 per cent registering 301,380 units in October 2020 as against 252,684 units in October 2019.

Total two-wheelers sales grew by 24 per cent recording 382,121 units in October 2020 as against 308,161 units in October 2019.(ANI)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 02:01 PM IST
New Delhi | ByAsian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni

Gunfire erupts at Kabul University as police surround campus

There were no immediate reports of injuries, but Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said the gunfire was ongoing.

Gunfire erupted at Kabul University in the Afghan capital early Monday and police have surrounded the sprawling campus, authorities said
Published on Nov 02, 2020 01:54 PM IST
Kabul | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni

Three-year-old rescued from rubble, Turkey quake death toll hits 81

Television footage showed the girl, Elif, being pulled from the rubble and carried by rescue workers on a stretcher to an ambulance, 65 hours after the earthquake struck.

Aftermath of Turkey quake which had a magnitude of 6.9 and was centred in the Aegean Sea, northeast of Samos.(Reuters)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 01:44 PM IST
Istanbul | ByReuters | Posted by Mallika Soni

India’s manufacturing PMI rises for 3rd straight month; output rises at quickest pace since October 2007

In PMI parlance, a print above 50 means expansion, while a score below that denotes contraction.

In April, the index had slipped into contraction mode, after remaining in the growth territory for 32 consecutive months.(AP)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 01:34 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni

Indian embassy in Japan issues SOPs under air bubble. Here’s what you need to know

The embassy shared the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for India-bound passengers who want to travel between India and Japan under the air bubble arrangements.

The Indian embassy in Tokyo shared the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for India-bound passengers who want to travel between India and Japan under the air bubble arrangements.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 02, 2020 01:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni

Biden says would declare Covid-19 action plan on day 1 of presidency

The former vice president, during a poll event in Philadelphia on Sunday, criticised the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during a campaign event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., November 1, 2020.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 12:07 PM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni

Will never forget what China did to US: Trump

Trump has repeatedly blamed China for the coronavirus pandemic which originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year and accused Beijing of suppressing the details of the contagion.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 02, 2020 11:53 AM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni

Bypolls to 54 assembly seats across 10 states on November 3. List here

Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Haryana will witness by-polls along with the Bihar assembly elections

Voters in 54 constituencies across 10 states will choose their legislators in bypolls on Wednesday.(Photo by Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 02, 2020 01:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni

Jacinda Ardern unveils ‘incredibly diverse’ cabinet

Prime Minister Ardern is now set to serve a second term.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who won a second term as prime minister.(AP)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 10:49 AM IST
Auckland | ByAsian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni

Trump denies report that he would declare poll victory early, indicates gearing up for legal battle

He also indicated that his team is gearing up for a legal battle on the election night itself.

President Donald Trump after speaking during a campaign rally.(AP)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 10:36 AM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni

Britain’s Prince William contracted Covid-19 in April - media

He was treated by palace doctors and followed government guidelines by isolating at the family home Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, the newspaper said.

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate the Duchess of Cambridge.(AP)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 09:54 AM IST
London | ByReuters | Posted by Mallika Soni

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Debutants, veterans among women candidates in second phase

Here’s a look at the most prominent women candidates in the second phase of Bihar assembly elections.

Plurals Party President Pushpam Priya Choudhary files her nomination from the Bankipur constituency which goes to polls on November 3 in the second phase of Bihar Assembly Election 2020.(PTI)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 09:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni

Hate speeches, personal remarks by leaders not good for healthy democracy: Rajnath Singh

Expressing concern over hate speeches and personal remarks being made against each other by leaders of all political parties, Singh said elections should not be contested and won by spreading hatred among people.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses the gathering during an election meeting, in Bihta, Bihar.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 03:30 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni

Tsai Ing-wen stresses improved relations with the US

Amid an increasing number of incursions by Chinese military planes, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen stressed improved relations with the US while talking at a National Security Council meeting.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen making a speech during an event in Taipei, Taiwan.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 02:42 PM IST
Taipei | ByAsian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni

Imran Khan grants provisional provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan amid massive protests

This announcement is likely to spark massive outrage as it will have much wider implications which will set the tone for exacerbating tensions, that are already being played out in the east along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on the India-China border.

Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan announced the granting of provisional-provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan.(AP)
Published on Nov 01, 2020 02:28 PM IST
Islamabad | ByAsian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni

Covid-19 overhaulers experience skin problems, says study

The findings were presented at the 29th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

Health workers in PPE work during sample collection for coronavirus testing.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 06:33 PM IST
Boston, Massachusetts | ByAsian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni

Maruti Suzuki sales increase 19% to 1,82,448 units in October

Domestic sales increased 19.8 per cent to 1,72,862 units last month.

Exports in February were up 4.7 per cent at 9,586 units as against 9,158 units in the corresponding month last year, the company said.(Reuters)
Published on Nov 01, 2020 01:43 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni

West Bengal paying price for TMC govt’s avoidable confrontation with Centre: Governor

“The pandemic has exposed the state of the health infrastructure in West Bengal.” Dhankar said.

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar addresses media at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 01:43 PM IST
Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni

Risking being ‘BJP lite’ will end up making ‘Congress zero’: Shashi Tharoor

“Congress is not BJP in any shape or form, and we should not attempt to be a lighter version of something we are not. Nor are we trying to, in my view,” Shashi Tharoor said.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor addresses media at the Parliament House.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 12:54 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni

Gujjar body, Rajasthan cabinet sub-panel agree on 14 points, stir called off

“There is no need for agitation and we hope the government will meet its promises,” Himmat Singh Gujjar, leader of Gujjar faction said.

Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla speaks to media.(ANI)
Published on Nov 01, 2020 11:35 AM IST
Jaipur | ByAsian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni

SC rejects PIL seeking to withdraw Mukesh Ambani, family’s Z+ security

“It is for the State to assess and review the threat perception of individuals on a case to case basis,” SC said in its order.

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita Ambani and son Anant Ambani.(PTI)
Published on Nov 01, 2020 11:11 AM IST
New Delhi | ByAsian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni

SpiceJet mulling to add Kevadiya-Surat seaplane route

Other routes and destinations which are under consideration for the seaplane service are Port Blair to Havelock, Delhi to Haridwar, Delhi to Rishikesh and Naini lake, Udaipur, Dal lake, Leh and backwaters in Kerala.

Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet, Ajay Singh.(PTI)
Published on Nov 01, 2020 10:19 AM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni

Donald Trump signs order to protect hydraulic fracking

Trump who has been a strong supporter of the oil industry, has repeatedly criticized his Democratic rival Joe Biden for wanting to ban fracking.

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally.(AP)
Published on Nov 01, 2020 10:18 AM IST
Washington | ByAsian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni

Sedition case filed against Jharkhand BJP chief for trying to ‘destabilise’ state govt

Jharkhand BJP chief and Rajya Sabha MP Deepak Prakash had on Friday said in a press conference that the saffron party will form the government in the state in the next two-three months.

Jharkhand BJP chief and Rajya Sabha MP Deepak Prakash allegedly tried to destabilise the JMM-Congress-RJD government in the state.(Twitter/@dprakashbjp)
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 08:36 AM IST
Ranchi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni

West Bengal govt writes to railways for resuming suburban train services

Bengal home department shared a letter written by state home secretary HK Dwivedi to the ER general manager in this regard.

Wast Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)
Published on Nov 01, 2020 08:06 AM IST
Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni

Trump’s election night party up in air due to DC virus rules

Trump told reporters that he may stay at the White House or pick another location to hold his campaign’s party as he expressed frustration with the city’s coronavirus protocol.

President Donald Trump tosses a cap during a campaign stop in Waterford Township, Michigan.(AP)
Published on Oct 31, 2020 03:34 PM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Bhorey seat to witness a triangular fight

The seat comes under the Gopalganj district, hometown of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.

The Bhorey seat will see a triangular contest as the CPI-ML, JD(U) and the LJP will fight it out in the second phase of the Bihar assembly elections on November 3.(Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Oct 31, 2020 03:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
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