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Rumblings in Uttar Pradesh BJP over poll post-mortem

At the heart of the divide is the BJP’s poor Lok Sabha performance, which saw the party’s tally fall from 62 to 33 with serious setbacks in erstwhile strongholds such as Faizabad (Ayodhya), eastern UP and places such as Amethi

BJP leaders at the party’s state executive meeting on July 14. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 18, 2024 08:58 AM IST
By, Lucknow/new Delhi

Rumblings in BJP’s UP unit as party grapples with Lok Sabha election results

BJP in Uttar Pradesh faces internal turmoil post-elections, with leaders speculating on poor showing. Yogi Adityanath & party unit clash amid infighting rumors.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath chairs a meeting with state cabinet ministers on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 18, 2024 08:23 AM IST
By, Lucknow/new Delhi:

10-year-old boy washed away in seasonal drain in Panchkula

As per information, the child, along with his younger brother, had gone to take a dip in the drain. As it started raining, the younger brother came out of the water and asked the older one to follow suit. But when the boy was coming out, he slipped and fell into the drain and was washed away in the strong current.

NDRF teams search for the minor boy near Zirakpur bridge on Tuesday. (SANT ARORA/HT)
Updated on Jul 17, 2024 09:10 AM IST
By, Panchkula/chandigarh

Raja Bhaiya’s father put under house arrest to ensure peace on Moharram

Nearly a dozen supporters of Uday Pratap Singh have also been put under the house arrest that will last 68 hours till the end of Ashura procession on July 17

Cops pasting a notice of house arrest on the gates of “Bhadri Kothi” in Pratapgarh on July 15. (HT photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 05:00 AM IST
By, Lucknow/prayagraj

8 more killed in rain related incidents; erosion threat haunts farmers

The flood-affected districts included Lakhimpur Kheri, Balrampur, Kushinagar, Shahjahanpur, Ballia, Siddharthnagar, Barabanki, Sitapur, Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Hardoi, Ayodhya, Bahraich, Farrukhabad, Deoria and Unnao

Farmers watching Mohana river eroding their agri land at Jasnagar in Nighasan tehsil on India-Nepal border on Monday. (Sourced)
Published on Jul 15, 2024 10:20 PM IST

BSES employee electrocuted in New Delhi while repairing electric pole

Officers investigating the case said the victim’s post mortem revealed that he died of an electric shock. Police said the body has been sent to the mortuary

investigators said they have written to BSES to probe how the electrocution took place. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jul 15, 2024 06:04 AM IST

INDIA parties clinch 10 assembly bypoll seats

Although the results have little bearing on the equations in the respective state assemblies, they are likely to provide impetus to a buoyed Opposition

Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters celebrate the victory of the party candidate for the Maniktala assembly constituency on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 04:28 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Another spell of intense rain brings traffic in Delhi to halt

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast “very light” to “light” rain in the city on Thursday and issued a “yellow alert”

With Wednesday’s spell, the cumulative rainfall for the month now stands at 51.3mm. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 10, 2024 10:49 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Waterlogging woes in Delhi after short, intense spell of rain

Weather scientists said that a hazy morning, with the relative humidity remaining high, was the key factor that led to the formation of localised thunderclouds

People (above) walk amid rain at Kartavya Path on Tuesday; Commuters at a waterlogged bus top at ITO. (Raj K Raj/Arvind Yadav/HT)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 05:06 AM IST

Mumbai Rains: 300mm of downpour paralyses city, state scrambles to restore order

The downpour caused severe water logging, impeding traffic movement at key locations including the elevated airport road, King Circle Matunga, Kurla depot

A man carries two children in Chunabhatti's Swadeshi Mill Chawl, flooded by last night's rains. HT Photo Raju Shinde
Published on Jul 08, 2024 11:50 AM IST

Heavy rainfall impacts life in northern Madhya Pradesh, parts of Rajasthan

A woman and her two daughters were killed after a wall of a construction factory collapsed in Bikaner on Saturday morning

A scene from Bikaner after the rains on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 06, 2024 08:05 PM IST

Just 28 mm rain pours in trouble across Chandigarh

As rain started around 8 am, 4.4 mm rain was recorded at the India Meteorology Department (IMD) observatory in Sector 39, Chandigarh, till 8.30 am, followed by 23.9 mm rain until 10 am

The rain left various Chandigarh roads inundated within minutes, leading to traffic disruptions, exposing MC’s claims of being “rain ready” by cleaning road gullies. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jul 03, 2024 08:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh/mohali/panchkula

Motorcycle robbery in Sonepat is Haryana’s first case under BNS

The three new criminal laws came into effect across the country on Monday, and this was the first ever case registered in Haryana

Assistant sub inspector, Sonepat Sadar police station, Sakinder, said that they have booked three unknown persons under Section 309(4) of the BNS, 2023, and launched a manhunt to arrest them. (iStock)
Updated on Jul 02, 2024 06:48 AM IST
By, Rohtak/karnal

Watery and grave

Delhi faced chaos as heavy rains caused a roof collapse, flooding, and traffic disruption. Authorities blamed each other for ill-preparedness.

People and vehicles stuck on a waterlogged road near Sarai Kale Khan after heavy rain in Delhi on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 29, 2024 05:40 AM IST
By, New Delhi

NEET paper leak: CBI arrests Hazaribagh school principal, vice principal

Ehsanul Haque, the principal of Oasis School, and Imtiaz Alam, the institute’s vice principal, were arrested over their suspected role in the alleged paper leak

CBI sleuths at Oasis School for investigation into the NEET-UG paper leak case, in Hazaribagh on June 28. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 29, 2024 06:08 AM IST

SYL canal issue: CM Saini urges ‘elder brother’ Punjab to share water with Haryana

The completion of the construction work of the SYL canal is a long pending issue between Haryana and Punjab. Haryana has been saying that due to the non-completion of the SYL canal, surplus and un-channelled water of Ravi, Sutlej and Beas goes to Pakistan. On the other hand, the stated stand of Punjab has been that the border state does not have a drop of water to spare.

Haryana chief minister Nayab Singh Saini with others at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Friday.
Updated on Jun 29, 2024 05:14 AM IST
By, Amritsar/chandigarh

CBI makes its first arrests in NEET-UG case, arrests 2 from Patna

Several petitioners have approached the Supreme Court with various requests relating to the exam, including a plea to scrap it entirely or halt the counselling process

In this combo photo, men arrested by CBI in the NEET-UG paper leak case after their medical check-up at LNJP hospital in Patna on June 27 (HT Photo/Santosh Kumar)
Published on Jun 27, 2024 09:49 PM IST

Jharkhand school principal quizzed in NEET leak case

In Hazaribagh, a CBI team interrogated the principal of Oasis School, Dr Ehsanul Haque, and later detained him and took him to Patna for further probe.

The Oasis school where CBI conducted an inspection in connection with the alleged NEET paper leak. (PTI)
Published on Jun 27, 2024 04:50 AM IST

No flaw in Ram temple construction: Misra

Rainwater came down from pipes for electric wires; CBRI (Roorkee) reviewing construction work twice a month, says temple construction committee chairman .

Alleging negligence in the construction of the temple, Ram Janmabhoomi temple chief priest Acharya Satyendra Das had on Monday alleged that there was no arrangement for the draining out of rainwater from the temple premises. (File Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2024 06:10 AM IST

CBI visits Bihar EOU offices, takes over 5 NEET cases across 3 states

CBI is also expected to take custody of 17 accused persons arrested by the Bihar police and five by Gujarat police and question them.

NSUI supporters protest against the alleged paper leak of NEET-UG at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Monday. (Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 25, 2024 04:32 AM IST

HT City Delhi Junction: Catch It Live on June 24

The day of June 24 promises to offer loads if you wish to explore the culture of Delhi-NCR. Before you plan your day, check out HT City Delhi Junction on Insta!

Catch it Live on June 24
Published on Jun 24, 2024 06:00 AM IST

HT City Delhi Junction: Catch It Live on June 23

The day of June 23 promises to offer loads if you wish to explore the culture of Delhi-NCR. Before you plan your day, check out HT City Delhi Junction on Insta!

Catch It Live on June 23
Published on Jun 23, 2024 06:00 AM IST

HT City Delhi Junction: Catch It Live on June 22

The day of June 22 promises to offer loads if you wish to explore the culture of Delhi-NCR. Before you plan your day, check out HT City Delhi Junction on Insta!

Catch It Live on June 22
Published on Jun 22, 2024 06:30 AM IST

Man lynched by mob in Aligarh on suspicion of being a thief; six arrested

The incident occurred in the Mamu Bhanja locality around 10.15pm and the deceased was identified as Mohammed Farid alias Aurangzeb (35).

Police deployed in Mamu Bhanja locality in Aligarh to ensure peace. (HT)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 10:51 AM IST

J&K admn appoints 2 nodal officers for smooth conduct of Amarnath Yatra

Ahead of the annual Amarnath Yatra, J&K’s two seniormost IAS officers have been appointed as nodal officers for the yatra which begins on June 29 from both Baltal and Pahalgam tracks.

Sadhus at the Jammu Ram Mandir Base camp ahead of registration for the annual Amarnath Yatra in Jammu on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 05:22 AM IST
By, Srinagar

Proposals under NEP 2020: UP Board students to now study 3 languages, 10 subjects

The board is set to implement significant changes for class 9 starting from the academic session 2025-26, and for class 10 from the following year

As part of the changes under NEP 2020, the number of subjects for examination in UP Board’s Class 9 will increase from six to ten. (Praful Gangurde)
Published on Jun 19, 2024 10:33 PM IST
By, Lucknow/prayagraj

WB: 5 dead, dozens injured as goods train rams into Sealdah-bound Kanchanjunga Express

Officials said that the around 25 injured passengers were rescued and provided first aid before being rushed to hospitals

Visuals from the site of the accident. (Sourced image.)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 11:29 AM IST

Sikkim landslides:1,200 stranded tourists to be airlifted; IMD issues red alert

Nine people, six in North Sikkim and three in South Sikkim, have been killed since Sunday in landslides

People cross water on a temporary wooden bridge after a landslide following incessant rainfall in Sikkim’s Mangan on Thursday. (ANI)
Published on Jun 15, 2024 01:05 PM IST

Post Lok Sabha win, Amarinder Warring, Sukhjinder Randhawa resign as MLAs

Warring has been elected the Ludhiana MP while Randhawa has won from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat. The MLAs had to submit their resignations before June 20, failing which they would have lost their MP seats as per the Constitution of India.

Congress MLA from Gidderbaha, Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, and Dera Baba Nanak legislator Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa tendered their resignations to the Speaker of the Punjab state assembly on Friday. (HT Photos)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 05:18 AM IST
By, Chandigarh/amritsar

Nine dead as landslides, triggered by incessant rains, hit Sikkim

Excessive rainfall triggers landslides in North Sikkim, killing six and leaving two injured. Tourists stranded, relief efforts underway.

A house in North Sikkim upturned due to incessant landslides. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 05:38 AM IST
By, Kolkata/siliguri
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