Highlights: 1987 batch IAS officer Naresh Kumar to be new Delhi chief secretary

Updated on Apr 20, 2022 04:20 AM IST

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  • Apr 19, 2022 10:31 PM IST

    Naresh Kumar to be Delhi's new chief secretary

    Naresh Kumar, chief secretary of Arunachal Pradesh, appointed new chief secretary of Delhi: Ministry of home affairs (MHA)

  • Apr 19, 2022 10:17 PM IST

    ‘Congress party has lost but is not dead’: Navjot Singh Sidhu

    Congress party has lost but is not dead. Congress will play the role of a constructive opposition in Punjab. We will work to provide the solution to the problems of people in Punjab. The govt should be accountable in the state: Navjot Singh Sidhu, former Punjab Congress chief

  • Apr 19, 2022 09:56 PM IST

    Partygate scandal: Boris Johnson apologises

    Ahead of India visit, British PM Boris Johnson apologises for 'partygate' during lockdown, reports AP.

  • Apr 19, 2022 09:14 PM IST

    Centre writes to 5 states on rising Covid cases

    Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan writes to Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Maharashtra, and Mizoram on the increasing Covid-19 positivity rate and cases.

  • Apr 19, 2022 08:21 PM IST

    Delhi logs 632 new Covid-19 cases, no new death

    Delhi reports spike in daily Covid-19 cases with 632 infections, positivity rate dips to 4.42%. City sees no fresh fatality.

  • Apr 19, 2022 07:41 PM IST

    IMF revises India's growth projection to 8.2% for FY 23

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) revises India's growth projections to 8.2% for the current financial year 2022-23 (FY23) from its earlier estimate of 9% in January.

  • Apr 19, 2022 07:05 PM IST

    1 killed in Sri Lanka as police open fire at protesters: Report

    Sri Lanka police shoots protester dead amid anti-govt agitation, reports AFP quoting officials. 10 others reportedly injured in same protest at Rambukkana.

  • Apr 19, 2022 06:21 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 137 new Covid-19 cases and 3 deaths

    Maharashtra reports 137 new Covid-19 cases, as against 59 a day ago. State also sees three new deaths, while no fatality took place on Monday.

  • Apr 19, 2022 05:51 PM IST

    Jahangirpuri violence: 4-day police custody for accused Yunus

    Delhi's Rohini court sends accused Yunus alias Sonu to four days of police custody in connection with the Jahangirpuri violence case.

  • Apr 19, 2022 05:25 PM IST

    Laskhar commander Sheikh Sajad designated as terrorist

    MHA has designated Sheikh Sajad, one of the commanders of the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, as terrorist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967: Ministry of home affairs

  • Apr 19, 2022 05:17 PM IST

    Jahangirpuri riots prime accused Ansar is a ‘BJP man’: Atishi 

    Ansar, the main accused in the Jahangirpuri riots case, is associated with the BJP, says AAP's Atishi in her ‘explosive revelation.’

  • Apr 19, 2022 05:15 PM IST

    Lt Gen Manoj Katiyar to be new DGMO

    Lieutenant General Manoj Kumar Katiyar appointed as the next Director-General of Military Operations (DGMO, will assume charge on May 1.

  • Apr 19, 2022 04:44 PM IST

    Jahangirpuri riots: AAP's Atishi teases ‘explosive revelation’

    I will be making an explosive revelation about the Jahangirpuri riots at 5pm! Watch this space!: Atishi, AAP MLA

  • Apr 19, 2022 03:54 PM IST

    Raisina Dialogue 2022: European Commission President to be chief guest

    President of European Commission Ursula Von Der Leyen will be on an official visit to India on 24-25 April. During her visit, she will hold bilateral talks with PM Narendra Modi. She will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind and other dignitaries. She has been invited as the chief guest for this year’s edition of Raisina Dialogue and will address the inaugural session on 25 April: Ministry of external affairs (MEA)

  • Apr 19, 2022 03:39 PM IST

    Current situation in Jahangirpuri peaceful: Delhi Police

    The situation is peaceful. Talks were held with Aman committee. The investigation is taking place in a fair manner. Can't reveal the matter of investigation (on PFI involvement). The investigation is in its initial phase: Dependra Pathak, Joint CP, Law & Order, Delhi Police

  • Apr 19, 2022 03:06 PM IST

    Jahangirpuri violence: Accused Yunus being taken to court

    In Jahangirpuri violence case, accused Sonu alias Imam alias Yunus being taken to Rohini court.

  • Apr 19, 2022 02:22 PM IST

    Maha Police begin taking action those with communal dispute cases

    Maharashtra Police started taking preventive action on those having cases regarding communal disputes & under IPC sec 153 (A) and 295 (A) against them. People found giving provocative speeches will be arrested. Guidelines on media's reportage on such issues might also come: Police

  • Apr 19, 2022 02:01 PM IST

    Setback for actor Dileep: Kerala HC refuses to cancel fresh conspiracy case

    Big setback for actor Dileep as the high court rejected his plea to quash the fresh conspiracy case against him. Crime branch can go ahead with its probe, single bench of Justice Ziyad Rahman ruled.

    His plea to handover the probe to CBI also rejected. Fresh case surfaced after disclosure of Malayalam film director that Dileep and his relatives hatched a conspiracy to harm officials who investigated the actor assault case of 2017.

    Besides Dileep, his two relatives and three friends are also accused in the new case. Director Balachandra Kumar said he is happy the court allowed probe based on his disclosure.

  • Apr 19, 2022 01:26 PM IST

    Sri Lanka says IMF to consider request for rapid aid

    The International Monetary Fund will consider providing quick financial assistance to debt-burdened Sri Lanka following representations by India, Sri Lanka's finance ministry said on Tuesday, as quoted by Reuters.

    A delegation headed by Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ali Sabry kicked off formal talks with the IMF in Washington on Monday for a programme the government hopes will help top up its reserves and attract bridge financing to pay for essential imports of fuel, food and medicines.

  • Apr 19, 2022 01:14 PM IST

    WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus to attend inauguration of WHO global centre in Jamnagar

    WHO DG Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will attend the inauguration of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Gujarat, later today.

    This is the first of its kind center that'll help the whole world to invest in traditional medicine, he says at an event in Delhi.

  • Apr 19, 2022 12:16 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh Congress meet party national chief Sonia Gandhi over poll strategy, recent political issues

    Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath and party leaders Digvijaya Singh, Mukul Wasnik, KC Venugopal meet party president Sonia Gandhi at her residence in Delhi to discuss strategy for Madhya Pradesh political situation and upcoming polls.

  • Apr 19, 2022 11:13 AM IST

    PM Modi in Gujarat

  • Apr 19, 2022 11:13 AM IST

    Maharashtra DGP to hold meeting over loudspeakers in public places today

    Maharashtra DGP to hold a meeting via video conference with all police commissioners, IGs and SPs today on the issue use of loudspeakers in public places.

  • Apr 19, 2022 10:50 AM IST

    Sri Lanka's petrol prices surge, to cost LKR 338 per litre

    Sri Lanka's state-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has raised the price of 92 octane petrol to LKR 338 per litre - an increase of LKR 84, news agency PTI said. Read full story

  • Apr 19, 2022 09:56 AM IST

    Centre notifies merger of 3 municipal corporations in Delhi into one, to appoint special officer soon

  • Apr 19, 2022 08:50 AM IST

    UP govt allows up to 1 month extension of casual leave for employees who get Covid

    Uttar Pradesh Govt in a letter dated April 18, issued instructions to sanction special casual leave for employees

    "Employees infected with Covid can be given a maximum of a 1-month casual leave," reads the official letter.

  • Apr 19, 2022 08:43 AM IST

    1,247 new Covid cases in India, day after 90% jump; only 1 death

    India records 1,247 new Covid cases on Tuesday, a day after the country saw 90% jump in daily numbers; only one death logged in 24 hours. Read full story

  • Apr 19, 2022 07:40 AM IST

    Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 strikes in Indonesia

    An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred at around 6:53am, 779 km NNE of Kotamobagu, Sulawesi, Indonesia today: National Center for Seismology

  • Apr 19, 2022 05:53 AM IST

    PM Modi to inaugurate WHO Global Centre for traditional medicine today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Gujarat on Monday for his three-day visit, will inaugurate WHO Global Centre for traditional medicine at Jamnagar today.

    The WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine, the first of its kind in the world, will be inaugurated on April 19 in Jamnagar. The Centre aims to channel the potential of traditional medicine, by integrating it with technological advancements and evidence-based research. While Jamnagar will serve as the base, the new Centre aims to engage and benefit the world.

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4 dead, dozens injured in fire caused by cylinder blast in Rajasthan village

Published on Dec 09, 2022 07:43 AM IST

The fire broke out due to a cylinder explosion during a wedding function in Bhungra village in Jodhpur.

Around 60 people injured after a house caught fire caused due to a cylinder explosion at Bhungra village in Jodhpur.(ANI)
Around 60 people injured after a house caught fire caused due to a cylinder explosion at Bhungra village in Jodhpur.(ANI)

They won in Gujarat because...: Uddhav Sena's dig at BJP's Gujarat feat

Published on Dec 09, 2022 07:33 AM IST

BJP won in Gujarat because of the projects that were snatched from Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray said. In its editorial, Saamana said because of PM Modi Gujarat became the destination for global conferences and global leaders visit Sabarmati, Ahmedabad because of that reason.

Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said snatching projects from Maharashtra to Gujarat paid off in the election.
Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said snatching projects from Maharashtra to Gujarat paid off in the election.

Cyclone Mandous: Red alert in 13 Tamil Nadu districts, heavy rain predicted

Published on Dec 09, 2022 07:28 AM IST

Cyclone Mandous is very likely to cross coast near Mamallapuram with a maximum sustained wind speed of 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph on December 9 midnight.

A man stands near a coastline during high tides in Chennai on December 8, 2022, ahead of Cyclone Mandous forecasted landfall in north Tamil Nadu-south Andhra Pradesh coasts.(AFP)
A man stands near a coastline during high tides in Chennai on December 8, 2022, ahead of Cyclone Mandous forecasted landfall in north Tamil Nadu-south Andhra Pradesh coasts.(AFP)

‘India will not be an ally of US, but another...’ White House official

Updated on Dec 09, 2022 07:05 AM IST

Responding to a question on India during his appearance at the Aspen Security Forum meeting here, Kurt Campbell, the White House Asia coordinator, said that in his view India is the most important bilateral relationship for the United States in the 21st century.

Kurt Campbell, the White House Asia coordinator.(HT_PRINT)
Kurt Campbell, the White House Asia coordinator.(HT_PRINT)

Breaking: 4 dead, nearly 60 injured in fire after cylinder explodes in Jodhpur

Updated on Dec 09, 2022 07:33 AM IST

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Vivek Agnihotri 'congratulates' Kejriwal, asks for victory speech on YouTube

Published on Dec 09, 2022 06:19 AM IST

Referring to Kejriwal's earlier comment that The Kashmir Files should be released on YouTube for free, Vivek Agnihotri on Thursday asked Kejriwal to release his victory speech on YouTube after his ‘landslide victory’ in Gujarat.

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri mocked at Kejriwal after AAP won 5 seats in Gujarat Assembly Election 2022.
Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri mocked at Kejriwal after AAP won 5 seats in Gujarat Assembly Election 2022.

CBI charge sheet in ABG Shipyard case incomplete: Court

Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:57 AM IST

Special CBI judge Sameer Bajpai said CBI had not included provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act in its charge sheet and the role of public officials had been kept pending as approval under section 17A of the act ‘is yet to be taken’

Former chairman and managing director (CMD) of ABG Shipyard Ltd Rishi Kamlesh Agrawal (PTI)
Former chairman and managing director (CMD) of ABG Shipyard Ltd Rishi Kamlesh Agrawal (PTI)

Centre’s conditions to select ad hoc judges cumbersome: Supreme Court

Updated on Dec 09, 2022 05:53 AM IST

The Centre attached nearly 20 service conditions to appointment of ad hoc judges, which included a six-monthly review of their performance, a report to be drawn out on the judgments delivered, and minimum three years’ service as district judicial officer, among other conditions

(From left) Former chief justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit with chief justice of India DY Chandrachud and justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul in New Delhi. (PTI)
(From left) Former chief justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit with chief justice of India DY Chandrachud and justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul in New Delhi. (PTI)

Himachal apple belt throws its weight behind change

Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:51 AM IST

Farmers said the sentiments of apple growing regions turned against the BJP government as it did not pay heed to the demands of the fruit growers.

Kullu Himachal Pradesh, India 08 Dec:- Congress supporters celebrating victory in Kullu.Himachal Pradesh, India on Thursday Dec 08 2022. ( Photo By Aqil Khan /Hindustan Times )
Kullu Himachal Pradesh, India 08 Dec:- Congress supporters celebrating victory in Kullu.Himachal Pradesh, India on Thursday Dec 08 2022. ( Photo By Aqil Khan /Hindustan Times )

After 21 years, Hindu rituals performed at Baba Budangiri

Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:48 AM IST

Bengaluru Pooja and rituals as per Hindu traditions were conducted at the controversial Guru Dattatreya Bababudan Swamy Dargah/Peetha on Thursday after a gap of 21 years

BJP national general Secretary CT Ravi takes out a 'padayatra' as part of 'Datta jayanti' celebrations at Baba Budangiri cave shrine, in Chikkamagaluru district on Thursday. (PTI)
BJP national general Secretary CT Ravi takes out a 'padayatra' as part of 'Datta jayanti' celebrations at Baba Budangiri cave shrine, in Chikkamagaluru district on Thursday. (PTI)

IMD issues rain, wind alert for Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry

Updated on Dec 09, 2022 05:57 AM IST

The cyclone will intensify into a severe cyclonic storm on Thursday night and Friday morning and will weaken into a cyclonic storm again by Friday evening

A man walks past fishing boats stationed along a beach amid gusty winds in Chennai on December 8, ahead of Cyclone Mandous’ forecasted landfall in north Tamil Nadu-south Andhra Pradesh coasts. (AFP)
A man walks past fishing boats stationed along a beach amid gusty winds in Chennai on December 8, ahead of Cyclone Mandous’ forecasted landfall in north Tamil Nadu-south Andhra Pradesh coasts. (AFP)

French Rafale M edges out American F/A-18 in Indian Navy fighter contest

Updated on Dec 09, 2022 12:46 AM IST

The Indian Air Force already operates two squadrons of the Rafale fighter, and if the navy also orders the maritime version of the same fighter, there will be commonality of spares and maintenance, said an official

A Rafale M aircraft on the flight deck of The Charles de Gaulle,the nuclear powered aircraft carrier berthed at Mormugao Port Trust in Goa in May. (ANI)
A Rafale M aircraft on the flight deck of The Charles de Gaulle,the nuclear powered aircraft carrier berthed at Mormugao Port Trust in Goa in May. (ANI)

TN on alert as cyclonic storm intensifies, govt declares school holiday in 6 districts

Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:45 AM IST

District authorities have announced a holiday for schools in Chennai, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur and Vellore on December 9 due to the cyclonic storm, which is expected to turn into a deep depression by December 10

Cyclone Mandous is very likely to maintain its intensity of severe cyclonic storm till early morning of December 9 and then weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm by forenoon, IMD said. (PTI)
Cyclone Mandous is very likely to maintain its intensity of severe cyclonic storm till early morning of December 9 and then weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm by forenoon, IMD said. (PTI)

Interview: Voters were troubled by the misrule of BJP, says Pratibha Singh

Updated on Dec 09, 2022 12:45 AM IST

In a conversation with HT, the Himachal Congress chief said bringing the state’s economy on track will be the biggest challenge and assured people that the government will bring back the old pension scheme in its first cabinet meeting.

Himachal Pradesh Congress president Pratibha Singh in Shimla. (PTI)
Himachal Pradesh Congress president Pratibha Singh in Shimla. (PTI)

No proposal to reintroduce NJAC Act: Rijiju tells House

Published on Dec 09, 2022 12:45 AM IST

The law minister said appointment of judges required consultation and approval from various constitutional authorities at the state and central levels, and the government appoints only those persons as judges of the high courts who are recommended by the Supreme Court collegium

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju arrives to attend the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju arrives to attend the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)
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