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  • May 14, 2022 01:07 AM IST

    Mundka fire brought under control, says official

    The fire has been brought under control. No new body has been recovered (After 27 bodies), said Satpal Bhardwaj, divisional officer, fire department.

  • May 14, 2022 12:10 AM IST

    Death toll rises to 27, NDRF team on site

    Death toll rose to 27 in the fire tragedy in west Delhi's Mundka, according to Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain. A team from the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) has reached the location.

    Jogi Ram Jain, the standing committee chairman of the north MCD, informed that the commissioner and senior officials of the civic body were at the site of fire accident and if any municipal official's fault is found in the inquiry strict action will be taken. 

    "As per preliminary information, the four-storey building was located on the main Rohtak road and it was a commercial property not an industrial property. Short circuit is being said to be the cause of fire. As per preliminary information, the building did not have fire NOC. We have initiated an inquiry and if any municipal official is found to be at fault strict action will be taken. We should wait for the detailed inquiry report," he said.

  • May 13, 2022 10:58 PM IST

    26 die in blaze in Delhi's Mundka

    The death toll in Delhi's Mundka fire tragedy rises to 26, says local police.

  • May 13, 2022 10:07 PM IST

    Mundka fire tragedy claims 16 lives

    At least 16 people died in a fire that broke out at a building near west Delhi's Mundka metro station on Friday. Fire department officials said the number could go up as more were feared trapped, and rescue operation was underway. Read More

  • May 13, 2022 09:31 PM IST

    Russia to cut electricity to Finland

    Russia to cut electricity to Finland from Saturday, supplier says, as tensions rise over Helsinki's NATO bid, reports news agency AFP.

  • May 13, 2022 08:22 PM IST

    India declares 1-day mourning after UAE President's demise

    India announces one-day state mourning on Saturday following demise of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, says Union ministry of home affairs.

  • May 13, 2022 07:48 PM IST

    Stabbing incident in Germany; 6 injured

    Six people injured as knifeman stabs train passengers in Germany ‘indiscriminately,’ reports local media.  

  • May 13, 2022 07:33 PM IST

    J&K administration to constitute SIT to probe killing Rahul Bhat, says LG Manoj Sinha

    A decision has been taken to constitute special investigative team to probe all the aspects of the despicable terror attack, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said after public outrage over the killing of Rahul Bhat, a Kashmiri Pandit on Thursday. 

    Meanwhile, the J&K administration to provide a government job to Rahul Bhat's wife in Jammu and financial assistance to the family. The government will bear educational expenses of the daughter. Read More

  • May 13, 2022 07:25 PM IST

    Ukraine war: India to reopen embassy in capital Kyiv, says MEA

    The Indian Embassy in Ukraine, which was temporarily operating out of Warsaw in Poland, would resume its operations in Kyiv from May 17, the minister of external affairs said on Friday. Read More

  • May 13, 2022 07:22 PM IST

    2 Lashkar terrorists from Pakistan eliminated in J&K's Bandipora

    The security forces on Friday eliminated two terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir. The gunbattle erupted after the security forces launched a search operation in Brar in the Aragam area following inputs about the presence of terrorists. Read More

  • May 13, 2022 06:17 PM IST

    Fire breaks out at building near Delhi’s Mundka metro station, 24 fire engines at spot

  • May 13, 2022 06:08 PM IST

    4 die as bus carrying Vaishno Devi pilgrims catch fire near J&K's Katra

    At least four persons died on Friday after a bus carrying pilgrims to the Vaishno Devi shrine caught fire near Katra in Reasi district of Jammu & Kashmir. As many as 22 others were injured. Read More

  • May 13, 2022 05:54 PM IST

    Russia advises against travel to UK

    Russia's foreign ministry on Friday advised its citizens against travel to the United Kingdom, citing London's "unfriendly" stance as well as huge delays in visas for Russians.

    "In order to avoid financial losses and other possible problems, we recommend that Russian citizens refrain, if possible, from travelling to the UK and trying to obtain British visas," the foreign ministry said, adding that it will "act in the same way" with British citizens until the situation improves.

  • May 13, 2022 05:25 PM IST

    2 die, 22 injured after a bus catches fire near Katra

  • May 13, 2022 04:05 PM IST

    UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has died, country to begin 40-days of mourning

    UAE President and ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan passed away on Friday, local media reports quoting the Ministry of Presidential Affairs said. He was 73. Read More 

  • May 13, 2022 03:49 PM IST

    ‘Will discuss alliance issues after strengthening own organisation': Congress

    Congress says it will discuss alliance issues after strengthening its own organisation and unifying its cadres as no partner will come "if you don't have any investment," reports news agency PTI.

  • May 13, 2022 03:37 PM IST

    Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim gets bail in 2 cases

    Faridkot court grants bail to jailed Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim in two sacrilege cases including Bargari sacrilege and derogatory posters case. He had secured bail in BIR theft case last week, now he has got bail in all three cases connected to Bargari 2015 sacrilege incident.

  • May 13, 2022 03:25 PM IST

    Twitter deal on hold pending calculation of spam/fake accounts, tweets Elon Musk

  • May 13, 2022 03:09 PM IST

    Trial of Russian soldier accused of killing civilian opens in Kyiv: Report

    Trial of Russian soldier accused of killing civilian opens in Kyiv, first such trial since start of Ukraine war, reports news agency AP.

  • May 13, 2022 02:35 PM IST

    ‘BJP compelling people to live in fear': Sonia Gandhi

    Continuing her attack on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Sonia Gandhi also said that the party is “compelling people to live in fear." She also accused BJP of “brutalising minorities, glorifying Gandhi ji's killers."

  • May 13, 2022 02:33 PM IST

    Watch | Sonia Gandhi's address at ‘Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir'

  • May 13, 2022 02:31 PM IST

    At Congress' Chintan Shivir, Sonia Gandhi slams Modi government over 'maximum governance, minimum government'

    At Congress' Chintan Shivir, party's interim president Sonia Gandhi slammed the Modi government over 'maximum governance, minimum government.' She also said that the 'Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir' gives the party “an opportunity to discuss amongst us the numerous challenges that the country is facing as a result of the policies of the BJP, RSS and its affiliates."

  • May 13, 2022 01:57 PM IST

    Khalistan slogan found written on a wall adjoining municipal council at Faridkot, Punjab

    Khalistan slogan found written on a wall adjoining municipal council at Faridkot, Punjab. However, the MC officials immediately cover it with paint, while police is investigating the matter.

  • May 13, 2022 01:33 PM IST

    SC seeks responses from centre, J&K administration on plea challenging delimitation move proposal

    Supreme Court seeks responses from centre, J&K administration on plea challenging delimitation move proposal

  • May 13, 2022 01:22 PM IST

    An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred 222km South of Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh

    An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred at around 12:39pm, 222km South of Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh.

  • May 13, 2022 12:43 PM IST

    Special PMLA court allows Nawab Malik to get treated at a private hospital

    Special PMLA court allows Maharashtra Minister & NCP leader Nawab Malik to get treated at a private hospital.

  • May 13, 2022 12:31 PM IST

    Supreme Court refuses to postpone NEET exam

    Supreme Court refuses to postpone NEET exam, says can't cause hardships to thousands who've been preparing.

  • May 13, 2022 11:48 AM IST

    Manish Sisodia writes to Amit Shah over ‘bulldozer drive’

    Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia writes to Union Home Minister Amit Shah in connection with "the ongoing bulldozer drive led by BJP-ruled MCD.

  • May 13, 2022 11:12 AM IST

    Congress panel proposes 'one person one post'

    Ahead of Congress Chintan Shivir, panel led by Mallikarjun Kharge proposes 'one party, one post' formula'.

  • May 13, 2022 11:03 AM IST

    Supreme Court declines a plea to immediately stop the Gyanvapi Mosque survey

    Supreme Court declines a plea to immediately stop the Gyanvapi Mosque survey, agrees to list the matter in due course.

  • May 13, 2022 10:49 AM IST

    J&K policeman dies after he was attacked by terrorists at his Pulwama home

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  • May 13, 2022 10:16 AM IST

    Sensex rises 587 points to 53,517 ; Nifty up 193 points to 16,001

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  • May 13, 2022 09:25 AM IST

    J&K cop shot at by terrorist in Pulwama, hospitalised

    A constable of the Jammu and Kashmir Police was hospitalised on Friday after being shot at by a terrorist in the Union territory's Pulwama.

  • May 13, 2022 08:56 AM IST

    India records slightly higher Covid-19 cases, 2,841 cases reported

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  • May 13, 2022 08:52 AM IST

    UN holds emergency meeting on Taliban crackdown on women

    The UN Security Council held an emergency closed meeting on Thursday on the Taliban’s latest crackdown on Afghan women.

  • May 13, 2022 08:26 AM IST

    Peak power demand in Delhi hits season’s high of 6,780MW: Discoms

    The peak power demand in Delhi rose to 6,780MW on Thursday, the year’s highest so far and a record for May, largely due to an increase in the usage of cooling appliances in view of the higher-than-normal daily temperatures. Read more

  • May 13, 2022 07:33 AM IST

    Twitter's two senior executives exit; hiring halted

    Twitter confirmed that two senior executives are heading for the exit and it has paused most hiring, as Elon Musk stands poised to become the global messaging platform's new owner.

  • May 13, 2022 06:47 AM IST

    Rahul Gandhi greeted by party workers at Chittorgarh railway station

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  • May 13, 2022 06:01 AM IST

    Russia vows response if Finland joins NATO

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  • May 13, 2022 05:35 AM IST

    6 dead of ‘fever’ in North Korea as Covid-19 hits country

    Six people die of ‘fever’ as Covid-19 hits North Korea, reported state media.

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‘Waah...’: PM Modi impressed as Japanese kid speaks in Hindi in Tokyo

Prime Minister Modi is in Tokyo where he will attend the Quad summit and hold bilateral meets with US President Joe Biden, Japanese premier Fumio Kishida and the newly sworn in Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Japanese student Wizuki in Tokyo,(Twitter/ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Japanese student Wizuki in Tokyo,(Twitter/ANI)
Published on May 23, 2022 08:08 AM IST
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Watch: 'Modi, Modi', 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' chants - PM gets warm welcome in Japan

Amid chants of "Har Har Modi", "Modi Modi", "Vande Mataram" and "Bharat Mata ki Jai'', the Prime Minister greeted the India diaspora with folded hands.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a warm welcome from the Indian community in Tokyo, on May 23, 2022.(Screengrab)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a warm welcome from the Indian community in Tokyo, on May 23, 2022.(Screengrab)
Updated on May 23, 2022 07:48 AM IST
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BJP ended ‘culture of corruption’ in N-E: Shah

  • Addressing a public rally in Namsai district, the minister also took pot shots at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, asking him to “discard Italian glasses” and see recent developments in India.
Home minister Amit Shah visits Golden Pagoda in Namsai. PTI
Home minister Amit Shah visits Golden Pagoda in Namsai. PTI
Published on May 23, 2022 06:13 AM IST
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PM in Japan for Quad summit, will meet business leaders on day 1: 10 points 

Quad summit: PM Modi is set to attend the summit, two months after leaders of four nations met virtually. 
PM Modi is received by the Japanese delegation at the airport in Tokyo. (Image courtesy: Twitter.com/narendramodi)
PM Modi is received by the Japanese delegation at the airport in Tokyo. (Image courtesy: Twitter.com/narendramodi)
Published on May 23, 2022 06:10 AM IST
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BREAKING: Delhi-NCR hit by strong winds, heavy rain; airlines expect delays

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Updated on May 23, 2022 07:29 AM IST
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PM Modi arrives in Japan for Quad Leaders’ Summit

  • Modi left for Japan on Sunday evening primarily to attend the second in-person summit of the Quad leaders on May 24.
PM Modi is recived by the Japanese delgation at the airport in Tokyo. (Image courtesy: Twitter.com/narendramodi)
PM Modi is recived by the Japanese delgation at the airport in Tokyo. (Image courtesy: Twitter.com/narendramodi)
Updated on May 23, 2022 05:31 AM IST
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Repeat of Nagaon-like attack unlikely: Assam CM Sarma

After preliminary investigation in the Saturday’s incident in central Assam’s Nagaon district hinted at involvement of some migrants who had allegedly encroached on government land, at least five houses were demolished by the district authorities on Sunday.
File photo of Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI)
File photo of Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI)
Published on May 23, 2022 12:59 AM IST
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ByRisha Chitlangia

IMD planning early heatwave alerts

In a comment piece in the journal ‘Nature India’ that was published Saturday, IMD director general M Mohapatra and IIT-D scientists R K Jenamani and S K Dash wrote that improving early warning lead time will help save more lives and will assist local administration to take better heat-action measures.
New Delhi: A man drinks water to quench his thirst on a hot summer day, in New Delhi, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)(PTI05_17_2022_000187B) (PTI)
New Delhi: A man drinks water to quench his thirst on a hot summer day, in New Delhi, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)(PTI05_17_2022_000187B) (PTI)
Published on May 23, 2022 12:52 AM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi

Man held for raping woman tenant in city on gunpoint: Police

The 46-year-old accused is a native of Bihar and lives with his family in Shanthi Nagar locality in Central Bengaluru.
A case was registered in Ashok Nagar police station on Saturday. (Representational photo)
A case was registered in Ashok Nagar police station on Saturday. (Representational photo)
Published on May 23, 2022 12:32 AM IST
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Indo-Pacific strategy bound to fail: China

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi made the remarks as President Joe Biden arrived in Japan on Sunday to launch a plan for greater US economic engagement in the Indo-Pacific and attend a summit of the leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, comprising India, Japan and Australia, besides the US
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi (REUTERS)
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi (REUTERS)
Updated on May 23, 2022 12:46 AM IST
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Neemuch attack accused says was drunk, trying to find out where Jain lived

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker Dinesh Kushwaha was arrested on Saturday after a video clip of him slapping 65-year-old Bhanwarlal Jain and demanding his Aadhaar card surfaced on social media
Neemuch superintendent of police, Suraj Verma, said on Sunday that Kushwaha had confessed to the assault
Neemuch superintendent of police, Suraj Verma, said on Sunday that Kushwaha had confessed to the assault
Published on May 23, 2022 12:30 AM IST
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Health ministry may take up Covid-19 deaths count with WHO at Davos

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya, who is in Geneva along with some of his cabinet colleagues to attend WEF, could take up the contentious issue regarding WHO’s recent claim
File photo of Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya.(PTI)
File photo of Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya.(PTI)
Updated on May 23, 2022 07:51 AM IST
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Varanasi district court to take up hearing in Gyanvapi case today

A district court in Varanasi is set to take up hearings in the Shringar Gauri-Gyanvapi masjid case on Monday.
This picture taken on May 19, 2022 shows a view of the Gyanvapi Mosque after its survey by a commission in Varanasi. (Photo by Sanjay KANOJIA / AFP) (AFP)
This picture taken on May 19, 2022 shows a view of the Gyanvapi Mosque after its survey by a commission in Varanasi. (Photo by Sanjay KANOJIA / AFP) (AFP)
Updated on May 23, 2022 12:54 AM IST
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Police launch hunt for YSRCP legislator in driver’s murder case

The police, who rushed to Subrahmanyam’s residence, shifted the body to the Kakinada government hospital for post-mortem, but his wife Aparna refused to give consent, alleging that the MLC be arrested and a murder case be booked against him.
Kakinada SP Ravindranath Babu said the police had registered a case under Section 302 (murder) against Ananta Babu, the prime accused in the murder case, apart from under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, as the deceased belonged to a Dalit community. (HT Archives)
Kakinada SP Ravindranath Babu said the police had registered a case under Section 302 (murder) against Ananta Babu, the prime accused in the murder case, apart from under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, as the deceased belonged to a Dalit community. (HT Archives)
Published on May 23, 2022 12:20 AM IST
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SC order won’t impact GST council structure: Officials

The top court on Thursday ruled that the recommendations of the GST Council were not binding on either the Union government or the states
SC order won’t impact GST council structure: Officials
SC order won’t impact GST council structure: Officials
Updated on May 23, 2022 12:55 AM IST
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