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AAP MLA, wife & son get 3 years in jail for assaulting kin’s family

The case against the AAP MLA pertained to a fight in 2011 between his family with that of his wife’s sister Paramjit Kaur who had a land dispute with the lawmaker’s family.
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Published on May 23, 2022 08:54 PM IST
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Vinai Kumar Saxena becomes new lieutenant governor of Delhi 

  • A statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said Saxena's appointment as the Lt-governor of the National Capital Territory will be effective from the date of he assumed charge of his office.
Vinai Kumar Saxena appointed next LG of Delhi. (Image credit: Twitter)
Vinai Kumar Saxena appointed next LG of Delhi. (Image credit: Twitter)
Updated on May 23, 2022 09:09 PM IST
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Punjab: Squatters get time till June 30 to voluntarily leave panchayat land

The Punjab government has given illegal occupiers time till June 30 to voluntarily relinquish possession of panchayat land, after which action will be initiated to evict them
Punjab panchayats minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal made the announcement after meeting representatives of 23 farmers’ bodies on Monday. (HT File Photo)
Punjab panchayats minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal made the announcement after meeting representatives of 23 farmers’ bodies on Monday. (HT File Photo)
Published on May 23, 2022 08:48 PM IST
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4.5 lakh govt jobs provided to youth in UP in 5 years: Guv

Youth unemployment rate has come down significantly. According to the assessment of the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the unemployment rate of the state was 18% in June 2016, which has come down to 2.9% in April 2022, says Anandiben Patel.
Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel addresses a joint session of both Houses of the state during the Budget session of UP Assembly, at Vidhan Bhawan in Lucknow, Monday. (PTI Photo)
Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel addresses a joint session of both Houses of the state during the Budget session of UP Assembly, at Vidhan Bhawan in Lucknow, Monday. (PTI Photo)
Published on May 23, 2022 08:38 PM IST
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Govt ready for debate on any issue, says UP CM

The government will present its annual budget on May 26. I hope all members will take part in the session and make positive contribution in the lives of 25 crore people by giving nod to the state government’s budget, says Yogi
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath arrives to attend the first session of the 18th UP Assembly, at Vidhan Bhawan, in Lucknow on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath arrives to attend the first session of the 18th UP Assembly, at Vidhan Bhawan, in Lucknow on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Published on May 23, 2022 08:18 PM IST
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Medical board examines Sidhu, recommends special diet in jail

According to sources at Rajindra Hospital, Sidhu has been recommended a high-fibre and low-fat diet, which includes fruits, and boiled vegetables
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu comes out after his medical examination at Rajindra Hospital in Patiala Monday. (PTI)
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu comes out after his medical examination at Rajindra Hospital in Patiala Monday. (PTI)
Published on May 23, 2022 08:14 PM IST
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By, Patiala

Delhiites can enjoy free electric bus rides for three days, says Kejriwal govt

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will flag off the 150 electric buses on Tuesday from the Indraprastha depot.
Commuters to get free rides on e-buses for 3 days from May 24.(PTI)
Commuters to get free rides on e-buses for 3 days from May 24.(PTI)
Published on May 23, 2022 08:12 PM IST
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Written by Kanishka Singharia | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

MSHRC to BMC chief: Explain delay in clearing slums near Eastern Freeway

The commission also sought to know how the unauthorised structures had come up after it took the custody of the area and why the civic body had not taken remedial steps to address the issue which is now causing inconvenience to motorists and frustrating the purpose of the freeway
MSHRC to BMC chief: Explain delay in clearing slums near Eastern Freeway
MSHRC to BMC chief: Explain delay in clearing slums near Eastern Freeway
Published on May 23, 2022 07:59 PM IST
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Congress slams Sangrur SSP for ‘hailing’ Punjab CM on stage

The video was from a cycle rally held on Sunday where Mann was the chief guest and Sidhu was addressing around 15,000 participants
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann and Sangrur SSP Mandeep Singh Sidhu participating in a cycle rally against drugs on Sunday. (ANI)
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann and Sangrur SSP Mandeep Singh Sidhu participating in a cycle rally against drugs on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on May 23, 2022 07:52 PM IST
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By, Sangrur

Delhi-NCR likely to receive more rain, thunderstorm tonight, says IMD

The weather department said that there are no chances of heatwave condition in the next five days.
Heavy rains along with gusty winds changed the weather in Delhi on Monday.(Ht Photo/S0anchit Khanna)
Heavy rains along with gusty winds changed the weather in Delhi on Monday.(Ht Photo/S0anchit Khanna)
Published on May 23, 2022 07:42 PM IST
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Wife, paramour arrested for husband’s murder

Mumbai: A 32-year-old woman, resident of Shivaji Nagar, and her paramour was arrested in Govandi on Sunday for allegedly killing the woman’s husband after he discovered their affair
Wife, paramour arrested for husband’s murder
Wife, paramour arrested for husband’s murder
Published on May 23, 2022 07:21 PM IST
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Haryana urban body election dates announced: Check full schedule

  • The nominations for the Haryana municipal corporation elections will be filed between May 30 and June 4, the election commission announced.
Haryana municipal corporation elections for urban bodies to be held on June 19.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Haryana municipal corporation elections for urban bodies to be held on June 19.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 23, 2022 07:53 PM IST
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‘Go back’ slogans greet UP governor as she lists Yogi govt’s achievements

The opposition members, mainly from the SP and allies, came in the well with placards in their hands raising issues related to law and order, farmers, stray cattle, and incidents of rape
Samajwadi party MLAs shout slogans during the speech of Governor Anandiben Patel on the first day of the Uttar Pradesh Budget Session in the State Assembly in Lucknow, on Monday. (Deepak Gupta/ HT Photo)
Samajwadi party MLAs shout slogans during the speech of Governor Anandiben Patel on the first day of the Uttar Pradesh Budget Session in the State Assembly in Lucknow, on Monday. (Deepak Gupta/ HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2022 08:26 PM IST
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Water supply to be cut off in most parts of Pune city on Thursday

According to the Pune Municipal Corporation, the civic body will undertake urgent repair and maintenance works at various pumping stations on the day.
According to a statement from the PMC water department, the civic administration would undertake maintenance and repair work at Parvati, Cantonment, SNDT, Warje and Holkar bridge water treatment plants. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
According to a statement from the PMC water department, the civic administration would undertake maintenance and repair work at Parvati, Cantonment, SNDT, Warje and Holkar bridge water treatment plants. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on May 23, 2022 05:08 PM IST
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'Horror house’: DCW chief on Delhi civic body-run schools

The surprise inspection was conducted at four schools run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) – Bhai Mandeep Nagpal Nigam Vidhyalaya, Nigam Pratibha Sah Shiksha Vidhyalaya, Purvi Dilli Nagar Nigam Pratibha Vidhyalaya, Dakshini Dilli Nagar Nigam Prathmik Sah Bal Balika Vidhyalaya – on May 20 and 21.
DCW team inspects four MCD schools, calls them 'horror houses'.(Twitter/ Swati Maliwal)
DCW team inspects four MCD schools, calls them 'horror houses'.(Twitter/ Swati Maliwal)
Published on May 23, 2022 04:36 PM IST
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Written by Kanishka Singharia | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Monday Musings: Civic-centric, but unpopular, projects could take off under administrator

In Pune, municipal commissioner Vikram Kumar, who is also serving as the administrator, has been pushing for expediting projects, some unpopular and seemingly difficult to be executed, if public representatives are in the game
For over two months now, some of the big municipal corporations in the state, including Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, and Nashik, are under administrator’s rule (HT FILE PHOTO)
For over two months now, some of the big municipal corporations in the state, including Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, and Nashik, are under administrator’s rule (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 23, 2022 04:09 PM IST
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Punjab CM for direct flights from Mohali airport to US, Canada

This initiative will facilitate the Punjabi diaspora settled abroad to visit their native places in the state in a seamless manner, Bhagwant Mann said
Only two international flights are operational from Mohali airport at present. While one is for Dubai, the other is for Sharjah. (Representative photo)
Only two international flights are operational from Mohali airport at present. While one is for Dubai, the other is for Sharjah. (Representative photo)
Published on May 23, 2022 04:02 PM IST
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Uttarakhand: Char Dham Yatra to Kedarnath halted amid heavy rain; IMD warns of thunderstorms

A handful of the pilgrims managed to reach Kedarnath, which has been experiencing rainfall since Sunday night
The Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district. (HT PHOTO)
The Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 23, 2022 03:49 PM IST
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Four drown as boat capsizes in UP's Varanasi, 2 rescued

  • According to officials, six people were sailing the Ganga river near Prabhu Ghat when water started filling up through a hole in the boat.
NDRF team brings out body from Ganga river near Prabhu Ghat in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.(HT)
NDRF team brings out body from Ganga river near Prabhu Ghat in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.(HT)
Published on May 23, 2022 03:40 PM IST
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Maharashtra unveils its pavilion at World Economic Forum meet in Davos

The state government had launched the Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0 campaign to attract investments in the state. The campaign has managed to attract new investments worth 1.89 lakh crore in addition to an FDI of 2 lakh crore, the government statement said.
Maharashtra ministers Aaditya Thackeray, Subhash Desai and Nitin Raut inaugurate the Maharashtra pavilion, in Davos on Sunday. (ANI)
Maharashtra ministers Aaditya Thackeray, Subhash Desai and Nitin Raut inaugurate the Maharashtra pavilion, in Davos on Sunday. (ANI)
Published on May 23, 2022 02:57 PM IST
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7 IAS officers transferred in Punjab

34 PCS officers, one Indian Forest Services officer also get posting orders; finance secretary Gurpreet Kaur Sapra given addl charge of Jalandhar divisional commissioner, while Vishesh Sarangal transferred as Kapurthala DC
The IAS officers who got fresh postings include finance secretary Gurpeet Kaur Sapra. She has been given the additional charge of Jalandhar divisional commissioner against a vacant post. (Representative photo)
The IAS officers who got fresh postings include finance secretary Gurpeet Kaur Sapra. She has been given the additional charge of Jalandhar divisional commissioner against a vacant post. (Representative photo)
Published on May 23, 2022 02:56 PM IST
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Gyanvapi mosque case: Varanasi court completes hearing, reserves order

  • Gyanvapi mosque case: Only 23 people, including 19 counsels and four petitioners, were allowed inside the courtroom during the hearing, police said.
An outer view of the Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi. (ANI)
An outer view of the Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi. (ANI)
Updated on May 23, 2022 05:12 PM IST
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Dog lovers hail SC order: A paw-sitive ruling

Supreme Court recently recognised a stray dog’s right to food and a citizen’s right to feed. Considering the same, the SC allowed dog lovers to feed strays at designation spots in colonies. And the animal lovers are welcoming the move while stressing on the need for overall acceptance of stray dogs.
Supreme Court has now upheld a previous Delhi High Court order — that allowed residents to feed stray dogs at designated spots in colonies — bringing relief to dog lovers and their furry friends. ((Photos for representational purpose only))
Supreme Court has now upheld a previous Delhi High Court order — that allowed residents to feed stray dogs at designated spots in colonies — bringing relief to dog lovers and their furry friends. ((Photos for representational purpose only))
Published on May 23, 2022 01:11 PM IST
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ByAngela Paljor, New Delhi

After heavy rain hits Delhi-NCR, Gurugram urges for WFH 'wherever possible'

Delhi-NCR weather update: Traffic choked roads amid heavy waterlogging. 
Officials have been helping as commuters stranded in several waterlogged areas, the Gurugram traffic police said.
Officials have been helping as commuters stranded in several waterlogged areas, the Gurugram traffic police said.
Published on May 23, 2022 12:57 PM IST
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Operations disrupted at Delhi airport, 20 flights diverted, over 100 delayed

Officials said a majority of the diversions took place between 6:30 and 9 am before normal operations resumed
The flight disruptions began around 6 am and the normalcy was resumed from around 9 am. (HT PHOTO)
The flight disruptions began around 6 am and the normalcy was resumed from around 9 am. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 23, 2022 12:35 PM IST
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Gurugram traffic police on WFH amid heavy rain: 'We don't have an option but...'

“Our traffic officials are on the spot to facilitate the traffic flow. Commuters are requested to plan their travel accordingly,” the city's traffic police department said in a tweet.
Officials have been helping as commuters stranded in several waterlogged areas, the Gurugram traffic police said.
Officials have been helping as commuters stranded in several waterlogged areas, the Gurugram traffic police said.
Published on May 23, 2022 12:25 PM IST
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Written by Ishika Yadav | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Rain brings respite from heat wave in Punjab, Haryana

The minimum temperature dropped by up to five degrees Celsius below normal; pleasant weather forecast on Tuesday, too
The Golden Temple in Amritsar on a cloudy Monday morning. The temperature dipped by several degrees after overnight rain in Punjab and neighbouring Haryana. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
The Golden Temple in Amritsar on a cloudy Monday morning. The temperature dipped by several degrees after overnight rain in Punjab and neighbouring Haryana. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on May 23, 2022 12:59 PM IST
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ByGurpreet Singh Nibber and Rajanbir Singh

'Can be killed...': After release, SP’s Azam Khan says was threatened in jail

Khan was released from the Sitapur jail after the Supreme Court granted him bail in a cheating case. The senior Samajwadi Party leader had been under judicial custody in several cases for the last 27 months.
Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan. (File photo)
Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan. (File photo)
Updated on May 23, 2022 11:55 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Eight migrant labourers from Rajasthan crushed to death in Bihar road mishap

Eyewitnesses said the truck driver lost control and hit the divider on the national highway before toppling on the roadside
Visuals from the site of the accident in Bihar’s Purnia. (HT Photo)
Visuals from the site of the accident in Bihar’s Purnia. (HT Photo)
Published on May 23, 2022 11:06 AM IST
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