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Ambika Soni said she has told the Congress leadership about her decision, (HT File Photo)

‘I believe Punjab CM should …’: Ambika Soni after refusing to hold top post

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 01:34 PM IST
Ambika Soni also said that the Congress party will decide who will be the next Punjab chief minister by Sunday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that the proceeds from the e-auction of gifts received by him would go to the Namami Gange initiative. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that the proceeds from the e-auction of gifts received by him would go to the Namami Gange initiative. (PTI)

PM Narendra Modi urges people to take part in e-auction of gifts received by him

By Malavika Murali
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 01:31 PM IST
Items at the auction included Paralympian Avani Lekhara and Bhavani Patel’s t-shirts. The racquet that PV Sindhu used in her bronze medal-winning Olympic match was also a part of the auction
The Iranian boat is being searched, according to an official. (File Photo)
The Iranian boat is being searched, according to an official. (File Photo)

News updates from HT: Iranian boat, packed with heroin, seized off Gujarat coast

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2021 01:08 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Nilay Dutta had studied in the St. Stephen's College in Delhi and was later involved in the Naxalite movement. (Pic Courtesy: Twitter)
Nilay Dutta had studied in the St. Stephen's College in Delhi and was later involved in the Naxalite movement. (Pic Courtesy: Twitter)

Arunachal advocate general Nilay Dutta dies of heart attack at 68

PTI | , Guwahati
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2021 01:07 PM IST
Nilay Dutta was 68, and is survived by his wife, son and daughter.
Captain Amarinder Singh didn’t say he would leave the Congress party but made it clear that he will not accept Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu as the face of the party in the state. (HT Photo)
Captain Amarinder Singh didn’t say he would leave the Congress party but made it clear that he will not accept Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu as the face of the party in the state. (HT Photo)

Gehlot says he hopes Capt Amarinder Singh will work in party’s interest

PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 01:01 PM IST
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said all Congressmen needed to rise above themselves and act responsibly in the interest of the country and the party when “fascist forces” were a matter of concern for all the countrymen
The Ganesh Nimajjan Yatra, or the immersion procession, that follows the laddu auction is a popular affair(AP)
The Ganesh Nimajjan Yatra, or the immersion procession, that follows the laddu auction is a popular affair(AP)

Hyderabad’s Balapur Ganesh laddu auction to be held today

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 12:24 PM IST
  • The Balapur Ganesh laddu auction fetched a whooping 17.6 lakh in 2019 after Hyderabad-based realtor Kolan Rami Reddy made the winning bid for the sweet.
The Iranian boat is being searched, according to an official. (File Photo)
The Iranian boat is being searched, according to an official. (File Photo)

Iranian boat with heroin worth 150 to 250 crore nabbed off Gujarat coast

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 12:18 PM IST
The Iranian boat was seized during the operation conducted on Saturday night and is said to have been carrying an estimated 30 to 50kg of heroin.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a press conference on the completion of 4.5 years of BJP government in the state on Sunday. (File photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a press conference on the completion of 4.5 years of BJP government in the state on Sunday. (File photo)

4.5 years of BJP government in UP ‘landmark of good governance’, says CM Yogi

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2021 01:42 PM IST
Yogi Adityanath said Uttar Pradesh remained free of communal violence and mafia activities were brought under control during the past four-and-a-half years of BJP rule.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.(PTI file)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.(PTI file)

Hope Captain won't hurt Congress interests, says Ashok Gehlot

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 11:43 AM IST
Given the way the country was headed to due to the Fascist powers, Gehlot said it doubled the responsibility of every Congress worker to rise above personal interests.
Meghalaya Police claimed that preliminary investigation revealed that Lamare and the three others had gone to Dimapur to seek guidance from top leaders of the NSCN (IM) at Camp Heron. (Representative image)
Meghalaya Police claimed that preliminary investigation revealed that Lamare and the three others had gone to Dimapur to seek guidance from top leaders of the NSCN (IM) at Camp Heron. (Representative image)

Meghalaya youth leader arrested for plotting new rebel outfit

By David Laitphlang
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 11:09 AM IST
Meghalaya police officers aware of the developments said that Lamare was intercepted at the Umiam viewpoint on Thursday afternoon while returning from Nagaland’s rebel outfit’s Hebron Camp, located in Dimapur district
BJP President JP Nadda said the saffron party was ensuring development and empowerment of Dalits, OBCs and Scheduled Castes through welfare schemes and other measures. (PTI Photo/Representative use)
BJP President JP Nadda said the saffron party was ensuring development and empowerment of Dalits, OBCs and Scheduled Castes through welfare schemes and other measures. (PTI Photo/Representative use)

Parties opposed Ambedkar by opposing CAA: JP Nadda

PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 10:24 AM IST
BJP president JP Nadda said that several parties did politics on caste-based issues and also talked about Dalits, OBCs and the poor but did not do anything to uplift these communities, whereas the BJP was empowering them fulfilling Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s vision
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud arrives in New Delhi on Friday evening. (Photo via @MEAIndia on Twitter)
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud arrives in New Delhi on Friday evening. (Photo via @MEAIndia on Twitter)

Saudi foreign minister in India on 3-day visit, to discuss Afghanistan affairs

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2021 10:03 AM IST
It was reported that India's close allies in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, are perturbed by the active role being played by Qatar, Turkey, and Pakistan in engaging with Kabul’s Sunni Islamist regime.
The BJP is a major ally of the NDPP in the Nagaland government and CM Neiphiu Rio reportedly held several meeting with Central BJP leaders to convince them about the formation of an all party government in the state. (Photo Courtesy- PTI)
The BJP is a major ally of the NDPP in the Nagaland government and CM Neiphiu Rio reportedly held several meeting with Central BJP leaders to convince them about the formation of an all party government in the state. (Photo Courtesy- PTI)

Nagaland’s new all party govt to be called United Democratic Alliance

By Alice Yhoshü
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 09:29 AM IST
Earlier it was announced that the new government will be called Nagaland United Government but Kronu said it was decided during Saturday’s meeting that UDA would be more appropriate
Several states have managed to bring down the tally of fresh coronavirus cases even as Kerala, followed by Maharashtra(HT_PRINT)
Several states have managed to bring down the tally of fresh coronavirus cases even as Kerala, followed by Maharashtra(HT_PRINT)

News updates from HT: Kerala worst hit by Covid-19, followed by Maharashtra

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 08:51 AM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
A series of informal talks with the Isak-Muivah faction of National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) is likely to take place in the next few days. (Corbis via Getty Images)
A series of informal talks with the Isak-Muivah faction of National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) is likely to take place in the next few days. (Corbis via Getty Images)

Centre assigns mediators to Nagaland, signalling resumption of peace talks

By Alice Yhoshü
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 08:38 AM IST
When Ravi and the NSCN (IM) fell out over above mentioned issues pertaining to the Framework Agreement, signed with the Centre in 2015, the NSCN (IM) leadership had been meeting a team from government of India led by IB officials including Mishra for Naga peace talks
A health worker takes samples from a woman in Maharashtra. (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
A health worker takes samples from a woman in Maharashtra. (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19: Kerala remains worst-hit, Maharashtra distant second

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 08:24 AM IST
Among the other top states to have made major additions to the virus list are Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
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Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.

Breaking news: Karnataka MLA Srinivas Gowda resigns from JD(S)

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2021 02:05 PM IST
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Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant (File Photo / HT)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant (File Photo / HT)

Goa to launch ‘doorstep government’ initiative today, aims grievance redressal

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 06:52 AM IST
The doorstep government initiative will be aimed at grievance redressal and to ensure that every resident of Goa can take the full benefits of the various official schemes and initiatives launched by the government.
Rahul Gandhi attended the social media department meeting and urged party workers to continue their fight against the ruling dispensation with humility, truth and love.
Rahul Gandhi attended the social media department meeting and urged party workers to continue their fight against the ruling dispensation with humility, truth and love.

Cong social media dept passes resolution to make Rahul Gandhi party president

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 04:50 AM IST
The resolution was passed unanimously at the social media department's national executive meeting "Drishti 2021".
The basic purpose of the exercise was to energise the bureaucracy so that it becomes result driven and not process driven.(HT_PRINT)
The basic purpose of the exercise was to energise the bureaucracy so that it becomes result driven and not process driven.(HT_PRINT)

PM Modi pep talks top mandarins, stresses on policy implementation

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2021 07:41 AM IST
Flanked by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr PK Mishra, PM Modi heard out some senior secretaries to the government even as he gave them a pep talk about the need for faster delivery and implementation.
The midnight move to convene the CLP was a sort of coup that confirmed the leadership’s loss of trust in the CM.(ANI)
The midnight move to convene the CLP was a sort of coup that confirmed the leadership’s loss of trust in the CM.(ANI)

Move to convene CLP confirmed Cong leadership’s loss of trust in Captain

By Vinod Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 12:39 AM IST
  • Nobody can aspire to be chief minister for life and the Captain, now 79, had a nine-and-a-half year stint over two terms.
The signatures, taken on Friday morning, showed that Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh did not enjoy the support of his own legislative party, according to people familiar with the matter.
The signatures, taken on Friday morning, showed that Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh did not enjoy the support of his own legislative party, according to people familiar with the matter.

Losing support of 60 MLAs sealed Amarinder’s exit

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 12:36 AM IST
  • The leaders underlined that a signal was given to Amarinder when Navjyot Singh Sidhu was appointed as the PCC chief on July 18 this year, ignoring the CM’s stiff objections.
A 22-month-old girl from Odisha has become the youngest patient in the country to successfully undergo a lung washing procedure after she was diagnosed with a rare disease in which milk-like material get deposited in the lungs. (SOURCED.)
A 22-month-old girl from Odisha has become the youngest patient in the country to successfully undergo a lung washing procedure after she was diagnosed with a rare disease in which milk-like material get deposited in the lungs. (SOURCED.)

22-month-old child in Odisha undergoes lung washing procedure at AIIMS

By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 12:36 AM IST
The girl from Dhenkanal district had contracted Covid-19 along with other family members in June this year and recovered. In July, she developed fever with breathing difficulty, following which she was admitted to various hospitals of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
The government has not decided yet up to which classes schools will reopen across Kerala, officials said. (Agencies)
The government has not decided yet up to which classes schools will reopen across Kerala, officials said. (Agencies)

Kerala schools to reopen from November 1: Officials

By HT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 12:35 AM IST
The core committee on Covid-19 pandemic chaired by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided that the schools in Kerala will open on November 1 even as the state reported 19,325 new virus cases on Saturday
For decades, Bhatkal was an inconspicuous fishermen’s town, which, despite a Muslim majority, remained peaceful following the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992. (HT Photo)
For decades, Bhatkal was an inconspicuous fishermen’s town, which, despite a Muslim majority, remained peaceful following the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992. (HT Photo)

From communal harmony to terror infamy: How Bhatkal became a constant on intel agencies’ radar

By Arun Dev, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 12:33 AM IST
Outside of Karnataka, more than the town, the word Bhatkal triggers memories of Yasin and Riyaz Bhatkal, two masterminds behind multiple terror attacks in the country.
Airlines Aviation Ministry (AP)
Airlines Aviation Ministry (AP)

Airlines can operate 85% of pre-Covid-19 domestic flights: Aviation ministry

By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 12:27 AM IST
The ministry issued a fresh order on Saturday, in which it modified the August 12 order stating that “72.5 per cent capacity may be read as 85 per cent capacity”.
CJI NV Ramana  said it’s imperative to simplify the justice delivery system and make it more accessible and effective.(ANI Photo)
CJI NV Ramana  said it’s imperative to simplify the justice delivery system and make it more accessible and effective.(ANI Photo)

Need to Indianise our legal system, says CJI Ramana

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2021 04:55 AM IST
  • Justice Ramana also recalled some of the important judgments by justice Shantanagoudar.
SDRF personnel during the search operation at Tehri Lake on Saturday. (HT PHOTO.)
SDRF personnel during the search operation at Tehri Lake on Saturday. (HT PHOTO.)

Car falls into Uttarakhand’s Tehri lake, 2 dead and one missing

PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 12:15 AM IST
Two people died and one is missing after their car fell into Tehri Lake in Pujeli, Uttarakashi district, 105 km away from Dehradun, said the state disaster response force (SDRF) on Saturday
Mahatma was also not spared to protect Hindus, says Hindu Mahasabha leader on temple demolition in Karnataka
Mahatma was also not spared to protect Hindus, says Hindu Mahasabha leader on temple demolition in Karnataka

Mahatma was also not spared to protect Hindus, says Hindu Mahasabha leader on temple demolition in Karnataka

By HT Correspondent, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 12:15 AM IST
The statements come days after a video showing the Mysuru district administration demolishing a temple went viral. The Karnataka high court had pulled up authorities for failing to take action against illegal structures built on government land, prompting the Mysuru district administration to act.
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