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Daily brief: AAP Uttarakhand CM candidate Ajay Kothiyal resigns from party

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Colonel (retd) Ajay Kothiyal had joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in April 2021. In a letter written to AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday, Kothiyal said he has resigned from the party. (ANI file photo)
Colonel (retd) Ajay Kothiyal had joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in April 2021. In a letter written to AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday, Kothiyal said he has resigned from the party. (ANI file photo)
Published on May 18, 2022 08:48 PM IST
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Delhi's three civic bodies to be merged from May 22: Centre's notification 

According to the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Act, 2022, the central government will appoint a “special officer" to run the new unified civic body until the first meeting of the corporation is held.
With this, the South, North, and East MCD will be treated as one Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
With this, the South, North, and East MCD will be treated as one Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
Updated on May 18, 2022 08:40 PM IST
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Watch: Rajnath Singh flies sortie in Indian Navy's P-8I anti-submarine aircraft 

Rajnath Singh flew the sortie on Tuesday hours after he launched two frontline warships of the Indian Navy at the Mazagon Docks Limited in Mumbai.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh rides P8I long range maritime reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare aircraft of the Indian Navy during his visit to Mumbai. (PTI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh rides P8I long range maritime reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare aircraft of the Indian Navy during his visit to Mumbai. (PTI)
Published on May 18, 2022 07:59 PM IST
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By | Written by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin pleads guilty in 1st Ukraine war crimes trial 

The 21-year-old Russian soldier from Irkutsk in Siberia has confessed to gunning down the 62-year-old man near the central village of Chupakhivka to prevent him reporting a carjacking by fleeing Russian troops.
Russian army Sergeant Vadim Shishimarin, 21, is seen behind a glass during a court hearing in Kyiv, Ukraine.(AP)
Russian army Sergeant Vadim Shishimarin, 21, is seen behind a glass during a court hearing in Kyiv, Ukraine.(AP)
Updated on May 18, 2022 07:24 PM IST
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By | Written by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Anil Baijal, Delhi L-G, submits resignation to President Kovind: Sources

Anil Baijal, who took over office on December 31, 2016, after the sudden resignation of Najeeb Jung, has served a long tenure of more than five years and four months.
Delhi L-G Anil Baijal.(HT file)
Delhi L-G Anil Baijal.(HT file)
Updated on May 18, 2022 06:20 PM IST
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Evening brief: What Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict said after he walked free

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
 A.G. Perarivalan, convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.(PTI)
 A.G. Perarivalan, convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.(PTI)
Published on May 18, 2022 05:03 PM IST
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‘Looks a lot like Sri Lanka’: Rahul Gandhi's swipe at Centre over price rise

Rahul Gandhi has been accusing the government of distracting people with other issues to hide its failures and issues of price rise and unemployment.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressing a public meeting.(ANI file)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressing a public meeting.(ANI file)
Updated on May 18, 2022 05:07 PM IST
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Video: In UP's Unnao, traffic constable cries inside police station; here's why

When inspector general Laxmi Singh came to know about the matter, she immediately sought a report. The IG directed strict action to be taken by registering an FIR against the accused.
. A video of the constable crying has gone viral on social media.
. A video of the constable crying has gone viral on social media.
Updated on May 18, 2022 04:41 PM IST
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Sensex drops 53 points to close at 54,264; Nifty ends session at 16,256

  • The Indian stock markets' key indices, Sensex and Nifty, slipped into the red, wiping off the morning gains.
Earlier, the Sensex opened in the positive at 54,554.89 points.
Earlier, the Sensex opened in the positive at 54,554.89 points.
Published on May 18, 2022 03:33 PM IST
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In Gujarat, 12 killed as factory wall collapses; Modi says 'heart-rending'   

The government stands with the families of the deceased, said state minister Brijesh Merja.
Local MLA Brijesh Merja said efforts to rescue others who might have been trapped under the debris was still on.(ANI)
Local MLA Brijesh Merja said efforts to rescue others who might have been trapped under the debris was still on.(ANI)
Updated on May 18, 2022 03:07 PM IST
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'Hardik gratitude': On Patel, Congress says these are not his words

Youth Congress national president Srinivas BV posted a cryptic tweet after Hardik Patel's resignation, while Congress MP Shaktisinh Gohil said these are not Hardik Patel's words. 
Hardik Patel has quit the Congress on Wednesday expressing his sadness and disgust with the party. (ANI)
Hardik Patel has quit the Congress on Wednesday expressing his sadness and disgust with the party. (ANI)
Published on May 18, 2022 01:36 PM IST
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Sidhu targets Mann, Kejriwal as Punjab sees farmers' protest: ‘Don't run to…'

  • The farmers' agitation near the Chandigarh-Mohali border continued on Wednesday after they were stopped from heading to the state's capital to raise various demands.
The farmers said that we will stay here and register their protest till Bhagwant Mann fulfill their demands.
The farmers said that we will stay here and register their protest till Bhagwant Mann fulfill their demands.
Published on May 18, 2022 01:20 PM IST
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Afternoon brief: Ex-Tripura CM Biplab Deb named in 'fake CIA report'

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Former Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb(HT_PRINT)
Former Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 18, 2022 01:08 PM IST
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Bengaluru rains latest: IMD sounds ‘orange alert’ as floods disrupt life

Latest updates: The India Meteorological Department has issued an ‘Orange alert’ for several districts of Bengaluru. Heavy rainfall has been predicted for the coming 4-5 days in the city.
Several trees, poles have been uprooted in the aftermath of heavy rainfall causing severe waterlogging in various parts of the city.(ANI)
Several trees, poles have been uprooted in the aftermath of heavy rainfall causing severe waterlogging in various parts of the city.(ANI)
Published on May 18, 2022 12:21 PM IST
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Assam floods | 4 lakh affected, IMD predicts ‘extremely heavy rains’: top points

The Indian Meteorological Department forecast very heavy to extremely heavy rain in the region for the next three days. Assam will stay on 'red alert' today as well.
The submerged railway tracks at New Halflong train station in Assam’s Dima Hasao district on Tuesday. (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
The submerged railway tracks at New Halflong train station in Assam’s Dima Hasao district on Tuesday. (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 18, 2022 12:09 PM IST
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US panel boost for Green Card applicants: Here's what you should do in meantime

  • The recommendations of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (PACAANHPI) are to be sent to the White House now for approval.
Majority of those in the family-sponsored Green Card waiting list are siblings of US citizens.(Reuters File)
Majority of those in the family-sponsored Green Card waiting list are siblings of US citizens.(Reuters File)
Published on May 18, 2022 11:39 AM IST
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‘Been in custody for 6.5 years’: Why SC granted bail to Indrani Mukerjea

Sheena Bora murder case: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said Indrani Mukerjea already spent six and half years in custody and the trial of the Sheena Bora murder case will not end anytime soon. 
Indrani Mukerjea gets bail in Sheena Bora murder case after 6.5 years of custody
Indrani Mukerjea gets bail in Sheena Bora murder case after 6.5 years of custody
Published on May 18, 2022 11:38 AM IST
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More focus on chicken sandwich: 3 things Hardik Patel says as he quits Congress

Hardik Patel, in a no-holds-barred attack, said senior Congress leaders behave in such a way as if they hate Gujarat and Gujaratis. Whenever the country needs senior Congress leaders, they are abroad, Hardik Patel wrote in his resignation letter addressed to Sonia Gandhi. 
Senior Congress leaders of Gujarat are not interested in people's issues but they are more focussed on ensuring the timely delivery of the chicken sandwich for Delhi leaders, Hardik Patel wrote in his resignation letter. (HT_PRINT)
Senior Congress leaders of Gujarat are not interested in people's issues but they are more focussed on ensuring the timely delivery of the chicken sandwich for Delhi leaders, Hardik Patel wrote in his resignation letter. (HT_PRINT)
Published on May 18, 2022 10:57 AM IST
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By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Gyanvapi Mosque: Petition to save fish likely to be heard today

The appeal for the shifting of the fish was made as there are a number of fish in the pond which can die if the area is sealed.
Labourers work in the compound of a temple next to the wall fence of Gyanvapi Mosque.(REUTERS)
Labourers work in the compound of a temple next to the wall fence of Gyanvapi Mosque.(REUTERS)
Published on May 18, 2022 10:17 AM IST
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Ukraine War: Mariupol fighters surrender, Kyiv says ‘talks paused’ | Top points

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said Finland and Sweden joining NATO would probably make "not much difference" as the two countries had long participated in the alliance's military drills.
FILE - Smoke rises from the Metallurgical Combine Azovstal in Mariupol during shelling, in Mariupol.(AP)
FILE - Smoke rises from the Metallurgical Combine Azovstal in Mariupol during shelling, in Mariupol.(AP)
Published on May 18, 2022 09:17 AM IST
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Video of Bengaluru girls fighting on street in school uniform emerges

Dozens of students got involved in the fight, dramatic visuals of which have now surfaced on social media. The reason for the fight is not officially known. 
The video of students punching each other, pulling each other's hair has now gone viral on social media. 
The video of students punching each other, pulling each other's hair has now gone viral on social media. 
Published on May 18, 2022 09:09 AM IST
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WHO chief as Covid cases rise in 4 regions: ‘increasingly difficult to know…’

  • North Korea has reported about 1.7 million Covid cases so far, days after it registered its first case.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference in Geneva.(Reuters / File)
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference in Geneva.(Reuters / File)
Published on May 18, 2022 07:53 AM IST
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'Disturbing, disastrous': TikTokers in Pakistan starting wildfires for videos

TikTokers are starting wildfire to shoot their TikTok videos in the background of a raging fire, a trend that has been receiving massive backlash on social media. 
As the video drew flak, TikToker Humaira Asghar said she did not start the wildfire and there is nothing wrong is shooting a video. 
As the video drew flak, TikToker Humaira Asghar said she did not start the wildfire and there is nothing wrong is shooting a video. 
Published on May 18, 2022 07:20 AM IST
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Punjab CM on farmers protest for bonus, MSP: ‘Will make everything right, but…’

Mann said that he had already announced purchasing the Basmati and Moongi crop on MSP adding that the state government was also incentivizing the farmers to adopt direct sowing.
Scores of farmers affiliated with the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) laid a siege to a key road leading to Chandigarh from Mohali as they were not allowed march towards the official residence of CM Bhagwant Mann in Chandigarh. (Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Scores of farmers affiliated with the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) laid a siege to a key road leading to Chandigarh from Mohali as they were not allowed march towards the official residence of CM Bhagwant Mann in Chandigarh. (Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Published on May 18, 2022 06:24 AM IST
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Elon Musk reacts to Twitter staff dissing him, saying 'We're commie as f***'

Though Twitter has not officially commented about the leaked videos, the employees are believed to have received a mail on safeguarding internal conversations and policies.
The viral video of a Twitter employee admitting how his colleagues hate Elon Musk has come to Musk's notice. 
The viral video of a Twitter employee admitting how his colleagues hate Elon Musk has come to Musk's notice. 
Published on May 18, 2022 05:59 AM IST
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Gyanvapi Mosque: SC says secure ‘Shivling’ area, namaz to go on | Top points

Gyanvapi Mosque row: The Supreme Court directed the district magistrate of Varanasi to ensure the protection of the area inside the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex where a ‘shivling’ was found
The Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi.(Reuters)
The Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi.(Reuters)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:50 PM IST
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By | Written by Aryan Prakash

Kunal Kamra ‘doctored’ clip: NCPCR summons Twitter top officer tomorrow

  • Kunal Kamra had shared a purported video of PM Modi’s interaction with the child in Germany where he had replaced a patriotic piece ('Hey Janmabhoomi Bharat') that the boy sang with one on inflation (‘Mehengayi daayan khaaye jaat hain’).
File photo of comedian Kunal Kamra.
File photo of comedian Kunal Kamra.
Updated on May 17, 2022 11:04 PM IST
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Rajasthan: Rat bites patient's eyes in Kota hospital

Roopvati Bai, a 55-year-old patient was admitted to the stroke unit for the past 45 days. According to the hospital deputy superintendent Dr Samir Tondon, the woman is suffering from Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare disorder in which a the body's immune system attacks the nerves.
A 55-year-old stroke patient was bitten in her eye by a rat in Kota.(Twitter/ANI)
A 55-year-old stroke patient was bitten in her eye by a rat in Kota.(Twitter/ANI)
Updated on May 17, 2022 10:52 PM IST
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CBI books Karti Chidambaram for getting visas for Chinese nationals for 50L

  • CBI teams conducted coordinated search operations at 10 locations in multiple cities in the country, including residences of the Chidambarams in Chennai and Delhi early morning.
Congress MP Karti Chidambaram.
Congress MP Karti Chidambaram.
Updated on May 17, 2022 09:45 PM IST
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