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Thane, India - May 22, 2021: The death toll in Thane has come down, so fewer Covid-19 dead bodies are coming to the cemetery for cremation in jawahar baug Cremation thane , in Thane, Mumbai, India, on Saturday, May 22, 2021. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )

Bihar health dept sets up 3-tier committee to update Covid-19 death toll

PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 06:46 PM IST
The death toll due to Covid-19 will be updated once the state-level committee issues a fresh list of casualty.
As per the order, up to 50 people can attend cremations. Earlier, there was a cap of 21 people.(PTI | Representational image)
As per the order, up to 50 people can attend cremations. Earlier, there was a cap of 21 people.(PTI | Representational image)

Haryana govt extends Covid-19 lockdown with some relaxations

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 06:39 PM IST
  • The relaxations are subjected to strict adherence to the Covid-19 protocol including mandatory face masks and social distancing.
A general view of a crowded market is pictured after the authorities eased a lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus, in New Delhi. (AFP)
A general view of a crowded market is pictured after the authorities eased a lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus, in New Delhi. (AFP)

Delhi records 124 fresh Covid-19 cases, lowest since February 16

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 06:05 PM IST
  • The number of deaths also remained below 10 for the second day in a row. The death toll in Delhi has reached 24,914.
One of the important construction activities done during lockdown was the tunnelling work between Janakpuri West and Krishna Park Extension on the Janakpuri West – RK Ashram Marg corridor. (Image used for representation). (HT PHOTO)
One of the important construction activities done during lockdown was the tunnelling work between Janakpuri West and Krishna Park Extension on the Janakpuri West – RK Ashram Marg corridor. (Image used for representation). (HT PHOTO)

Completion targets of Metro Phase-4 will depend on Covid-19 scenario: DMRC

PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 06:03 PM IST
In the past two months, the DMRC has been working with just half the workforce. While a lot of workers left during Holi, others decided to leave after the lockdown was imposed in April. DMRC officials said that their strength at sites came down from over 4,000 to about 2,500.
File photo of Krishna river,(HT Photo)
File photo of Krishna river,(HT Photo)

Karnataka and Maharashtra to share info on interstate water resources

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 05:36 PM IST
  • An agreement was signed in Bengaluru on Saturday between chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and water resources minister of Maharashtra, Jayant Patil, as reported by local media Prajavani.
A view of the flooded Cauvery river, downstream of Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) reservoir near Srirangapatna in Mandya district, Karnataka.(AP)
A view of the flooded Cauvery river, downstream of Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) reservoir near Srirangapatna in Mandya district, Karnataka.(AP)

K'taka should approach CWMA for surplus Cauvery water in TN: Justice Manjunath

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 05:34 PM IST
  • Justice Manjunath explained that Karnataka has been discharging surplus water for 45 years, except for the year 2016-17 when Tamil Nadu fell short of 50tmcft water.
Karnataka chief Minister BSYediyurappa felicitates Jayant Patil Irrigation Minister of Maharashtra during meeting for planning on water discharge of Almatti dam in Karnataka State for flood situation in Sangli, Kolhapur & Satara district in Maharashtra State ahead of rain season at Bengaluru on Saturday. (UDAY DEOLEKAR)
Karnataka chief Minister BSYediyurappa felicitates Jayant Patil Irrigation Minister of Maharashtra during meeting for planning on water discharge of Almatti dam in Karnataka State for flood situation in Sangli, Kolhapur & Satara district in Maharashtra State ahead of rain season at Bengaluru on Saturday. (UDAY DEOLEKAR)

Jayant Patil, Karnataka CM discuss Almatti dam issue

By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 04:59 PM IST
In Maharashtra, a real-time data acquisition system has been installed, however, Karnataka does not have one. They must install it at the earliest, and if this system is put in place, collectively the Almatti dam levels can be controlled dynamically, said Patil
Pune city reported 253 new cases which took the progressive count to 491,183 cases and with 17 deaths on the toll went up to 7,993. (ANI)
Pune city reported 253 new cases which took the progressive count to 491,183 cases and with 17 deaths on the toll went up to 7,993. (ANI)

Pune district reports 1,308 new Covid cases, 31 deaths on Saturday

By Steffy Thevar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 04:53 PM IST
The current progressive count stands at 1,043,024 cases out of which 1,008,732 have recovered, 16,184 deaths have been reported and 18,108 are active cases and the patients are currently in hospital undergoing treatment or are in home isolation
Tourists were seen near Venna lake in Mahabaleshwar, India, on Saturday. (HT PHOTO)
Tourists were seen near Venna lake in Mahabaleshwar, India, on Saturday. (HT PHOTO)

Pune ZP identifies 406 destinations for tourism development in the district

By Prachi Bari
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 04:51 PM IST
Some of the possible places include Indapur-Madanwadi and Bigwan, boating spot and migratory bird watching site Junnar, Manikdoh , Manikdoh dam and leopard care centre, Kusur (Shivneri fort), Ozar (Vignaharta Ganpati, one of the eight Ashtavinayak, Purandar (Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Smarak, Khanwadi), Bhor, Bhatghar backwaters in Narhe
The order issued by PCMC primary education department states that six private schools have continued to function without the authorisation of civic administration. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Representative Photo)
The order issued by PCMC primary education department states that six private schools have continued to function without the authorisation of civic administration. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Representative Photo)

PCMC blacklists 6 schools for functioning without proper permits

By Jigar Hindocha
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 04:48 PM IST
The orders also state that parents should not take admissions in these schools and If they want to take admission then it will be the responsibility of parents if their children suffer in the academic year
People get vaccinated at Hollywood Gurudwara, Camp in Pune. (Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
People get vaccinated at Hollywood Gurudwara, Camp in Pune. (Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

We can vaccinate 1.5 lakh beneficiaries daily, extend drive to housing societies in Pune if we have enough doses: Ajit Pawar

By Steffy Thevar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 04:40 PM IST
In early March this year, the administration had prepared to vaccinate over one lakh eligible beneficiaries daily which has now been raised to 1.5 lakh beneficiaries daily. However, due to the shortage of vaccines, the administration has not been able to reach its set target
The state has received 94 per cent more rainfall than normal from June 1 till date, Mishra said. (Deepak Sansta/HT file photo. Representative image)
The state has received 94 per cent more rainfall than normal from June 1 till date, Mishra said. (Deepak Sansta/HT file photo. Representative image)

Madhya Pradesh gets 94% excess rainfall in June

PTI | , Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 04:31 PM IST
The south-west monsoon arrived in east Madhya Pradesh on June 10 – seven days ahead of its schedule -- and covered the entire state by Saturday, G D Mishra, senior meteorologist at the IMD's Bhopal office, told PTI.
A view of Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district-Pic by Neha Pant (To go with Neha’s copy on Char Dham Yatra) / HT File Pic
A view of Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district-Pic by Neha Pant (To go with Neha’s copy on Char Dham Yatra) / HT File Pic

Uttarakhand allows Char Dham Yatra for locals in fresh relaxations in Covid curfew

UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 04:32 PM IST
The state government has decided to extend the ongoing Covid Curfew from June 22-29 but with more relaxations.
Covid 19 vaccination drive at District Hospital , Aundh. (HT PHOTO)
Covid 19 vaccination drive at District Hospital , Aundh. (HT PHOTO)

53% Covid deaths registered under less than 45-60 age group: PCMC data

By Jigar Hindocha
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 04:24 PM IST
The data analysis was conducted about deaths that were reported in four Covid-19 dedicated hospitals – Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial hospital, Anna Saheb Magar Jumbo Hospital, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Dr DY Patil Medical Hospital during in April and May this year
Tourists near Venna lake in Mahabaleshwar, on Saturday. (HT PHOTO)
Tourists near Venna lake in Mahabaleshwar, on Saturday. (HT PHOTO)

Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani reopen for tourists; viewing points to remain close

By Jigar Hindocha
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 04:09 PM IST
A negative report is a must, either Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) or RT-PCR Test if one is planning to stay at the hill station, said, officials
Commuters hang on the gates and sit on the roof while traveling by a crowded train. (PTI Photo)
Commuters hang on the gates and sit on the roof while traveling by a crowded train. (PTI Photo)

Uttar Pradesh follows Assam to raise concerns regarding rise in population

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 03:21 PM IST
  • Mittal further said that his statements are not targeted towards any community nor does he want to challenge human rights’ of citizens.
Patna: Congress Party leader Sachin Pilot addresses a press conference for the Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI29-10-2020_000035B) (PTI)
Patna: Congress Party leader Sachin Pilot addresses a press conference for the Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI29-10-2020_000035B) (PTI)

Political turmoil as independents, BSP MLAs join hands against Sachin Pilot camp

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 05:05 PM IST
The MLA said that the central leaders camping in Rajasthan assured of accommodating the independents in the cabinet.
Farmers protest in Karnal ahead of OP Dhankar’s visit
Farmers protest in Karnal ahead of OP Dhankar’s visit

Farmers protest in Karnal ahead of OP Dhankar’s visit

UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:54 PM IST
Ahead of Haryana BJP president OP Dhankar’s visit to Karnal, hundreds of farmers protesting under the banner of Snyukt Kisan Morcha gathered near the event venue in Karnal’s Salaru village, HT has learnt
Darbhanga airport was made operation in November last year. (HT Photo)
Darbhanga airport was made operation in November last year. (HT Photo)

Land sought from air force for instant upgradation of Darbhanga airport

By Bishnu K Jha
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:35 PM IST
A passenger’s footfall data showed that a total of 1845 flyers in as many as 14 flights travelled to and from Darbhanga airport in a day on Friday, June 18, indicating its popularity as a destination on India’s aviation map.
A construction worker walk near India Gate during a monsoon rainfall in New Delhi on June 17, 2021. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP) (AFP)
A construction worker walk near India Gate during a monsoon rainfall in New Delhi on June 17, 2021. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP) (AFP)

Delhi eases lockdown curbs, bars to operate with 50% capacity; gyms, schools to remain shut

UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:36 PM IST
The order, seen by HT, however, stated that cinema halls, gyms, spas, schools, colleges, swimming pools, auditoriums and banquet halls shall remain shut for at least one more week.
Sputnik V vaccine is developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Institute with assistance from the Russian sovereign wealth fund (RDIF).(Reuters File Photo)
Sputnik V vaccine is developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Institute with assistance from the Russian sovereign wealth fund (RDIF).(Reuters File Photo)

Sputnik V rollout delayed in Delhi, hospitals point to supply issues

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:22 PM IST
Sputnik V is the third vaccine to get emergency use approval from India's drugs regulator DCGI. The other two vaccines are AstraZeneca's Covishield and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin.
The behaviour and physical appearance of tigress T-111 suggested she had given birth but she could be spotted with her cubs only on Sunday. (Courtesy- Forest Department)
The behaviour and physical appearance of tigress T-111 suggested she had given birth but she could be spotted with her cubs only on Sunday. (Courtesy- Forest Department)

4 cubs born 2-yrs ago to Ranthambore tigress discovered, bring joy

PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:19 PM IST
The tiger cubs at Ranthambore reserve were initially sighted without their mother T-111 but were seen in her company later in the evening.
Delhi unlock(File Photo / Representational Image)
Delhi unlock(File Photo / Representational Image)

Delhi unlocks: Bars, public parks, gardens allowed to open; DDMA issues order

PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:17 PM IST
Delhi Covid-19 unlock: Bars with 50% seating capacity, public parks, gardens, golf clubs, and outdoor yoga activities to be allowed from Monday, a DDMA order noted.
International Yoga Day will be marked on Monday.(File Photo / REUTERS)
International Yoga Day will be marked on Monday.(File Photo / REUTERS)

DDMA allows outdoor yoga activities on International Yoga Day

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:33 PM IST
  • Delhi announced a week-long lockdown on April 19. It was then extended every week for a total of 6 weeks.
The dead woman's body. Focus on hand (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The dead woman's body. Focus on hand (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

‘2 Maoists killed in encounters in Narayanpur district of Bastar region’: Chhattisgarh police

PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:21 PM IST
Police said that they have recovered two rifles and a huge amount of camping materials from the encounter spots.
There are around 30,000 auto-rickshaws running in Patna along with 5,000 CNG-driven and battery-operated rickshaws. (HT Photo)
There are around 30,000 auto-rickshaws running in Patna along with 5,000 CNG-driven and battery-operated rickshaws. (HT Photo)

Patna to get 10 public transport stands under smart city project by August

By Megha
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:15 PM IST
IPT stands will fix stoppages for small and medium public transport vehicles and end the dangerous and unruly practice of stopping anywhere on the road to pick up passengers, disrupting traffic and also inducing accidents.
Covid-19 lockdown in Uttar Pradesh to be relaxed from Monday. (File Photo / PTI)
Covid-19 lockdown in Uttar Pradesh to be relaxed from Monday. (File Photo / PTI)

UP to ease corona curfew from Monday, new guidelines issued. All details here

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:05 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Covid-19 lockdown relaxation: As per new orders in effect from Monday, shopping malls and restaurants will be allowed to operate with 50% capacity on weekdays till 9pm. Other standalone shops and market complexes can also remain open for five days a week now. Check all details here.
Thane Municipal Corporation organises vaccination camp for transgenders(PTI file photo)
Thane Municipal Corporation organises vaccination camp for transgenders(PTI file photo)

Thane civic body holds Covid-19 vaccination camp for transgender community

ANI | , Thane
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 11:06 AM IST
"We have organised such a drive for the transgenders because they need special attention, specifically in the time of Covid-19. We want to make sure that everybody gets vaccinated," said Dr Sukesh Thakur, MS, Vaccination centre.
The Bihar panchayat polls could be held in more than 10 phases if the poll panel does not get as many EVMs as required. (PTI Photo)
The Bihar panchayat polls could be held in more than 10 phases if the poll panel does not get as many EVMs as required. (PTI Photo)

Bihar poll body requisitioning EVMs for panchayat polls likely in October

UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 11:04 AM IST
Bihar panchayat polls are likely to begin from October after the end of the rainy season in September and results may be announced by the end of November or by December.
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