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The accident took place in Chennai-Trichy national highway near Veppur in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore district. (Representative Photo)

Multiple vehicle collision kills 5 of family in TN's Cuddalore

Five members of a family, including two children, were killed in a multiple collision involving the car in which they were traveling and a lorry, on the Chennai-Trichy national highway near Veppur in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore district, police said on Tuesday. Police, who rushed to the place, retrieved the bodies and sent them to the nearby government hospital for autopsy.

In his maiden budget presented last week, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu underlined two key priorities of the Congress government: Growth with a humane touch and quantum shift to green energy. (HT Photo)

Guest Column| Himachal’s growth-oriented budget with humane touch

In his maiden budget, Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu outlined a roadmap for converting the state into a 'green energy state', with social welfare projects and schemes to benefit the 'have-nots', such as orphans, poor women and SC/ST. He also announced a new horticulture policy to benefit 28 development blocks in seven districts.

Bengaluru Habba to be held on March 25 and 26: Five things to know. Representational image

Bengaluru Habba to be held on March 25 and 26: Five things to know

Karnataka's capital Bengaluru is set to host its annual event, Bengaluru Habba, on March 25 and 26. The fest will showcase the culture and tradition of the city and feature performances by artists, films and food. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will attend the event on March 26. The fest is planned at a small scale this year due to lack of time.

Fadnavis waited for a few minutes for Thackeray to alight from his car and greeted him. (Twitter)

Fadnavis and Thackeray exchange pleasantries at assembly complex

Deputy CM Fadnavis and Shiv Sena leader Thackeray briefly chatted and walked together at the Maharashtra state assembly complex on Thursday, despite tensions between the two parties since 2019. Fadnavis greeted Thackeray at the main gate and they were accompanied by legislators Ambadas Danve, Aaditya Thackeray, and Manisha Kayande.

1.54 crore litre of illegal foreign liquor and 96.71 lakh litre of illegal countrymade liquor have been seized in Bihar since prohibition was implemented (File Photo)

7.49k people arrested under liquor prohibition law in Bihar: Excise minister

In Bihar, a complete ban on liquor was imposed in April 2016. Till February 2023, 7,49,000 people were arrested and 5.63k cases related to violation of the law were registered. The conviction rate is 21.98%. 74 special courts were made functional for fast disposal of cases, 1.54 crore litre of illegal foreign liquor and 96.71 lakh litre of illegal countrymade liquor seized. Awareness programmes, such as nukkad nataks and posters, have helped in educating people about the positives of prohibition of alcohol. 99% of respondents in a survey endorsed in favour of prohibition.

Amit Shah to visit K'taka tomorrow ahead of assembly polls

Amit Shah to visit K'taka tomorrow ahead of assembly polls

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Karnataka on Friday to attend Regional Conference on Drug Trafficking and National Security for Southern States/UTs and lay foundation stone of Sehkar Samrudhi Soudh. He will also inaugurate various development works and unveil statues of Kempegowda and Basaveshwara. PM Modi will visit the poll-bound state on March 25.

Former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal at the Faridkot judicial complex in connection with the 2015 Kotkapura firing case on Thursday. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

2015 Kotkapura firing case: Badals submit bail bonds in Faridkot court

Former CM Parkash Singh Badal and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal submitted ?5 lakh bail bonds in the 2015 Kotkapura firing case, which were accepted by the Faridkot court. The court supplied copies of the chargesheet to the accused. Sukhbir had earlier been granted anticipatory bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The 7,000-page chargesheet described Sukhbir and former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini as "masterminds of the conspiracy".

The appointment of Sachdeva has come just over a year before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. (Virendraa Sachdeva | Twitter)

Virendraa Sachdeva appointed as Delhi’s new BJP state chief

The BJP has appointed Virendraa Sachdeva as the new president of its Delhi unit, a year before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. He was previously working president of the Delhi BJP, appointed in December 2020 after the party's defeat in the municipal polls to the Aam Aadmi Party. Sachdeva thanked the central leadership and vowed to "expose the AAP". State party presidents for Bihar, Rajasthan and Odisha were also announced.

‘Kuttu’ flour is generally used for preparation during the Navratri festival (Representative Photo)

42 fall ill in Ghaziabad after consuming ‘Kuttu’ flour: Police

At least 42 people in Ghaziabad fell ill after allegedly consuming 'Kuttu' flour, suspected to be adulterated or expired, supplied by a single distributor. They were treated in 3 hospitals in Modinagar and Muradnagar and are in stable condition. An investigation has been launched and samples have been collected, with an FIR to follow.

Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel conduct a flag march to maintain law and order after the arrest of associates of Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh, in Jalandhar.

Mobile internet services to remain suspended in 3 Punjab districts till Friday

Punjab government has extended mobile internet and SMS services suspension in Tarn Taran and Ferozepur districts till Friday noon, while lifting the curbs in Moga, Sangrur and Amritsar. Broadband services remain unaffected to ensure banking and hospital services are not disrupted. This follows the police crackdown against elements of 'Waris Punjab De' headed by radical preacher Amritpal Singh, who remains untraceable.

A police officer said the unidentified assailants probably attacked the priest late in the night and left him for dead. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Rohtas temple head priest killed, eyes gouged out: Police

90-year-old head priest of a temple found in a pool of blood in Rohtas district with eyes gouged out and body mutilated, died before he could be rushed to hospital. Villagers found him lying unconscious and took him to the local primary health centre where he was declared dead. A murder case has been registered and police are conducting a thorough investigation.

Police said that the accident took at the parking spot when the driver of a private bus was parking the bus (Representative Photo)

5 pilgrims crushed to death by bus in Uttarakhand’s Champawat

Five pilgrims, including three women, were killed and seven injured after being crushed by a bus in Thuligarh village, Uttarakhand. They were returning from a Maa Purnagiri fair near the Indo-Nepal border. The deceased and injured were from Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami expressed grief and advised the hospital to provide the best possible treatment.

This development comes months ahead of the assembly elections in the state later this year. (HT sourced photo)

BJP leader CP Joshi appointed as Rajasthan’s new party president

The BJP appointed Chittorgarh MP Chandra Prakash Joshi as the new state president of Rajasthan, replacing Satish Poonia. Joshi (47) had won Lok Sabha elections twice from Chittorgarh in 2014 and 2019 and is known close to Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla. The development comes months ahead of the assembly elections in the state later this year.

The two continued drinking and moving on the plane despite repeated warnings. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

2 arrested for getting drunk, causing commotion on Mumbai-Dubai flight

Two passengers were arrested at Mumbai airport on Wednesday for allegedly causing a commotion on board a flight from Dubai, after drinking alcohol bought before boarding. The men ignored warnings, talked and laughed loudly, and abused crew members and other passengers. They were booked under Section 336 of the Indian Penal Code and the International Airports Authority Act.

Chaudhary thanked the BJP central leadership for reposing faith on him. (HT photo sourced)

BJP leader Samrat Chaudhary appointed as Bihar’s new party president

BJP appointed Samrat Chaudhary as the new state president of Bihar ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Chaudhary thanked the central leadership and vowed to form the first BJP government in the state and win all 40 Lok Sabha seats. Reacting to the development, JD(U) state president Umesh Kushwaha called it BJP's internal matter and asserted that the equation is solidly behind Nitish Kumar.

Karnataka man gets ‘Nirma’ detergent bar after ordering an Apple iPhone

Karnataka man gets ‘Nirma’ detergent bar after ordering an Apple iPhone

Koppal student Harsha S received a 'Nirma' detergent bar instead of the iPhone he ordered from Flipkart. The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission of Koppal has ordered Flipkart and its retailer to pay Rs 25,000 as compensation for deficiency in service, unfair trade practice and causing mental agony and physical harassment to the consumer. They must also refund the cost of the phone, Rs 48,999, all within eight weeks.

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