Breaking highlights: Delhi's daily Covid-19 cases drop to 2,031, reports 9 deaths; positivity rate at 12.3%

Updated on Aug 13, 2022 11:29 PM IST

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  • Aug 13, 2022 11:14 PM IST

    Delhi logs 2,031 new Covid cases, sees slight drop from yesterday

    Delhi on Saturday reported a slight dip in daily Covid-19 caseload after 2,031 people tested positive for the virus from Friday's 2,136. As many as nine fresh fatalities were logged, taking the death toll to 26,376 in the national capital. The positivity rate in Delhi stands at 12.34 per cent, down from yesterday's 15.02 per cent.

  • Aug 13, 2022 08:45 PM IST

    Rushdie's attacker charged with attempted murder in second degree

    Famous author Salman Rushdie's attacker, Hadi Matar, charged with attempted murder in second degree, reports Reuters citing Chautauqua county district attorney office.

  • Aug 13, 2022 07:34 PM IST

    CRPF jawan injured after grenade attack in Srinagar

    A CRPF jawan has been injured after grenade attack by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar on Saturday. The grenade was lobbed by terrorist(s) towards security forces at Eidgah's Ali jan road, police said. Operations to cordon off the region and search to nab the culprits have been launched.

  • Aug 13, 2022 07:18 PM IST

    Bihar cabinet oath-taking ceremony likely on Aug 16: Cong state in-charge to PTI

    The Number of ministerial berths Congress will get in Bihar's new JDU-RJD regime has been finalised, and the oath-taking ceremony is expected on August 1,  AICC in-charge of state Bhakta Charan Das told news agency PTI.

  • Aug 13, 2022 07:06 PM IST

    Mumbai dabbawalas take out bicycle Tiranga rally ahead of I-Day

    Mumbai's famed Dabbawalas took out a bicycle Tiranga rally outside Andheri railway station on Saturday ahead of India's 75th Independence Day.

  • Aug 13, 2022 06:33 PM IST

    UP CM Yogi Adityanath gets threat ahead of Independence Day

    UP chief minister and BJP leader Yogi Adityanath has received a death threat ahead of Independence Day. An FIR under IPC section 506 for criminal intimidation was filed in the matter on Thursday night. Initially, a Kisan leader lodged an FIR regarding a threat letter at Lucknow's Alambagh police station. One line in the letter says “we will take care of CM”, which has been confirmed to HT by Alambagh station inspector Dhananjay Singh.

  • Aug 13, 2022 05:47 PM IST

    5 BJP workers arrested for hurling slipper at TN minister's car

    As many as five BJP workers were arrested on Saturday for allegedly hurling a slipper at Tamil Nadu finance minister Palanivel Thiagarajan's car at the Madurai Airport earlier today.

  • Aug 13, 2022 04:25 PM IST

    Sri Lanka allows entry for controversial Chinese ship despite India's concerns

    Sri Lankan government on Saturday gave permitted for a controversial Chinese research ship to visit the country despite India's concerns that it could spy on Delhi's military installations, officials said.

  • Aug 13, 2022 03:43 PM IST

    Modi's mother Heeraben Modi hoists Tricolour, distributes it to kids

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Nodi was on Saturday snapped distributing the Tricolour to children and hoisting the national flag in Gandhinagar, Gujarat as the Centre's Har Ghar Tiranga campaign began today.

  • Aug 13, 2022 03:00 PM IST

    Delhi reports 5th monkeypox case, India's tally rises to 10

    Delhi reports fifth case of monkeypox virus after a 22-year-old woman tested positive for the zoonotic disease. She is currently admitted at the Lok Nayak hospital. The women is of African origin, who has been staying in south Delhi. She had travelled to Africa a month ago.

  • Aug 13, 2022 01:17 PM IST

    Caste scrutiny committee gives clean chit to ex-NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede

    The caste scrutinising committee on Friday gave a clean chit to former NCB’s zonal director Sameer Wankhede. The committee was inquiring into the allegation raised by NCP’s Nawab Malik who had claimed that Wankhede was a Muslim and had used a fake caste certificate to get a government job.

  • Aug 13, 2022 12:31 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi tests Covid positive again, says Jairam Ramesh, 2nd time in 3 months

  • Aug 13, 2022 12:23 PM IST

    PM Modi meets CWG contingent, says 'Your achievement has inspired while India is celebrating 75 years of independence'

    “Matter of pride that with your hard work & inspiring achievement, the country is entering Azadi ka Amrit Kaal. In past few weeks, nation recorded two major achievements in field of sports. Besides historic performance in CWG, for the first time country hosted Chess Olympiad,” says PM Modi as he meets CWG contingent.

  • Aug 13, 2022 10:51 AM IST

    J&K sacks 4 govt employees in connection to death of Kashmiri pandits

    J&K government sacks four of its employees, including the wife of Bitta Karate who is facing terror charges and is an accused in the matter of killing of Kashmiri pandits. The four have been dismissed from services for terror links, reports ANI, citing government sources.

  • Aug 13, 2022 09:22 AM IST

    India's daily Covid tally rises by 15,815 infections; active cases below 1.2 lakh

    India records 15,815 new Covid cases and 68 deaths in the last 24 hours. The active caseload dropped below 1.2 lakh. The death toll includes 24 reconciled deaths from Kerala.

  • Aug 13, 2022 09:13 AM IST

    ITBP soldiers hoist Indian Tricolour at 14,000 ft in Uttarakhand for ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign

  • Aug 13, 2022 09:12 AM IST

    ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign: Union home minsiter Amit Shah, wife Sonal Shah hoist tricolour at home

  • Aug 13, 2022 07:51 AM IST

    ‘Praying for his speedy recovery’: US NSA Jack Sullivan on Salman Rushdie

    The attack on Salman Rushdie is appalling. We’re all praying for his speedy recovery. And we’re thankful to good citizens and first responders for helping him so swiftly, says Jake Sullivan, White House National Security Advisor to the President of the US.

    Read here how world leaders reacted. 

  • Aug 13, 2022 06:46 AM IST

    PM Modi to host CWG 2022 winners at his residence today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host all the medal winners of the Commonwealth 2022 games at his official residence at 11am on Saturday. This is the first time the PM will physically interact with the winners of the Commonwealth Games after their spectacular performance in Birmingham.

    "Looking forward to interacting with India's CWG 2022 contingent at my residence, 13th August at 11 AM. The entire nation is proud of the accomplishments of our athletes at the games," Modi tweeted.

  • Aug 13, 2022 05:51 AM IST

    Nerve damage, liver stabbed, Rushdie may lose an eye: Author's agent hours after NY attack

    “The news is not good, Salman will likely lose one eye, the nerves in his arm were severed and his liver was stabbed and damaged,” says the Satanic Verses author's agent, as quoted by Reuters, after the attack. Salman Rushdie is currently on a ventilator.

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Live: Ayodhya Ram Temple head priest demands ban on Bollywood movie Adipurush

Published on Oct 06, 2022 06:18 AM IST

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Ban Adipurush, demands Ayodhya Ram Temple head priest; ‘Making film not crime…’

Updated on Oct 06, 2022 06:18 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh deputy chief ministers Kesav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak have condemned Adipurush teaser for hurting Hindu sentiments. Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra warned of legal action if the objectionable scenes are not deleted.

The Vishva Hindu Parishad has objected to the 1.46-minute teaser of director Om Raut's Adipurush, starring Prabhas, Kriti Sanon and Saif Ali Khan among others. 
The Vishva Hindu Parishad has objected to the 1.46-minute teaser of director Om Raut's Adipurush, starring Prabhas, Kriti Sanon and Saif Ali Khan among others. 

India to hoist Tricolour taller than Pakistani flag at Attari border

Updated on Oct 06, 2022 05:52 AM IST

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is all set to install the country’s tallest Tricolour, 418-ft high, on the Attari border, a move that may result in an intensified flag war with Pakistan.

The present 360-feet high flag was installed in March 2017 at a cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3.5-crore. In a tit-for-tat move, Pakistan hoisted a taller flag (400 feet) adjacent to the Wagah check post on the opposite side in August that year. The new Tricolour will be 18 ft long as compared to the Pakistani flag. (HT File Photo)
The present 360-feet high flag was installed in March 2017 at a cost of 3.5-crore. In a tit-for-tat move, Pakistan hoisted a taller flag (400 feet) adjacent to the Wagah check post on the opposite side in August that year. The new Tricolour will be 18 ft long as compared to the Pakistani flag. (HT File Photo)
ByAnil Sharma, Amritsar

‘It happened in seconds’: Survivors recount Uttarakhand horror

Updated on Oct 06, 2022 04:11 AM IST

A 41-member group from NIM, including 34 trainees and seven instructors, were hit by an avalanche around 8.45 am on Tuesday while returning from high-altitude navigation from the Mount Draupadi Ka Danda-II peak (5,670 metres).

NDRF personnel shift the body of a victim during a search and rescue operation after a bus carrying members of a marriage party fell into a gorge, in Pauri Garhwal district, Wednesday. (PTI)
NDRF personnel shift the body of a victim during a search and rescue operation after a bus carrying members of a marriage party fell into a gorge, in Pauri Garhwal district, Wednesday. (PTI)
ByAmit Bathla

Uttarakhand accident toll increases to 30

Updated on Oct 06, 2022 01:35 AM IST

Following an alert, SDRF teams were rushed to the spot from Srinagar, Kotdwar, Satpuli, and Rudrapur camps, said SDRF in-charge, Lalita Negi.

NDRF personnel shift the body of a victim during a search and rescue operation after a bus carrying members of a marriage party fell into a gorge, in Pauri Garhwal district, Wednesday. (PTI)
NDRF personnel shift the body of a victim during a search and rescue operation after a bus carrying members of a marriage party fell into a gorge, in Pauri Garhwal district, Wednesday. (PTI)
By, Dehradun

Locals upset as transport body issues tickets on Maha transport paper roll

Published on Oct 06, 2022 12:56 AM IST

The Karnataka Rakshna Vedike (Narayangowda faction) district president Deepak Gudaganatti said such mistakes cannot be tolerated and those behind the matter should be held responsible.

The tickets were issued to commuters between Mundaragi taluk in Gadag district to Gadag on Wednesday, drawing sharp reactions from locals. (HT Photo)
The tickets were issued to commuters between Mundaragi taluk in Gadag district to Gadag on Wednesday, drawing sharp reactions from locals. (HT Photo)
By, Belagavi

JD(S) joins TRS meet, backs renaming move

Published on Oct 06, 2022 12:54 AM IST

This is not the first time that the JD(S) has joined hands with Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR)-led TRS.

TRS president and Telangana CM K Chandrashekar with VCK party founder Thol. Thirumavalavan and JDS leader H. D. Kumaraswamy during changing of the name of the party from Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS). (PTI)
TRS president and Telangana CM K Chandrashekar with VCK party founder Thol. Thirumavalavan and JDS leader H. D. Kumaraswamy during changing of the name of the party from Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS). (PTI)
By, Bengaluru

Right wing outfits seek reinvestigation in Mesta case after CBI closure report

Published on Oct 06, 2022 12:48 AM IST

After the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a ‘B’ report or closure report in connection with the death of 18-year-old Paresh Mesta in Karnataka, terming it as an “accident”, right-wing outfits on Wednesday demanded a reinvestigation into the case

BJP workers during a rally in 2018 in Karnataka. (HT File)
BJP workers during a rally in 2018 in Karnataka. (HT File)
By, Bengaluru

BJP calls Bharat Jodo Yatra ‘directionless’, Cong hits back

Published on Oct 06, 2022 12:45 AM IST

The Bharat Jodo Yatra will resume in Karnataka’s Mandya district on Thursday with interim party president Sonia Gandhi also expected to join the rally.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with supporters during his party's Bharat Jodo Yatra, in Mysuru on Monday. (ANI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with supporters during his party's Bharat Jodo Yatra, in Mysuru on Monday. (ANI)
By, Bengaluru

KCR reschristens TRS with focus on national parties

Updated on Oct 06, 2022 12:33 AM IST

Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Wednesday renamed his Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), a move aimed at the national expansion of his outfit.

**EDS: TWITTER IMAGE POSTED BY @trspartyonline ON WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2022** Hyderabad: TRS President and Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao reads out the unanimous decision of party's General Body to change the name of the party from Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS). (PTI Photo)(PTI10_05_2022_000300B) (PTI)
**EDS: TWITTER IMAGE POSTED BY @trspartyonline ON WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2022** Hyderabad: TRS President and Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao reads out the unanimous decision of party's General Body to change the name of the party from Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS). (PTI Photo)(PTI10_05_2022_000300B) (PTI)

DMK is not against spiritualism, but opposed to mixing religion with politics: Stalin

Published on Oct 06, 2022 12:20 AM IST

Some people surviving on religion say his government is against religion. But it was not so, Stalin, who as president of the DMK led his alliance to a spectacular victory last year, said.

Contrary to negative narrative aimed at tarnishing its image, the DMK is not against spiritualism but is opposed to using religion for political and selfish gains, said Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin on Wednesday. (PTI)
Contrary to negative narrative aimed at tarnishing its image, the DMK is not against spiritualism but is opposed to using religion for political and selfish gains, said Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin on Wednesday. (PTI)
ByPress Trust of India, Chennai

Tiger that triggered terror in Munnar trapped: Kerala forest officials

Updated on Oct 06, 2022 12:20 AM IST

Divisional forest officer of Munnar Raju K Francis said the male tiger was about 9 years old and it was partially blind as one of the eyes was afflicted with severe cataract. He said six expert members formed as per the guidelines of the National Tiger Conservation Authority will take a decision on future of the animal after treatment.

A tiger that raided human habitats and killed many domestic animals in Munnar in Idukki district was trapped in a cage set up by the forest department on Tuesday night, forest officials said on Wednesday. (HT)
A tiger that raided human habitats and killed many domestic animals in Munnar in Idukki district was trapped in a cage set up by the forest department on Tuesday night, forest officials said on Wednesday. (HT)
By, Thiruvananthapuram

‘Thought this was the end’: Tamilians trapped in Myanmar return

Updated on Oct 06, 2022 12:19 AM IST

The following day, their ‘bosses’ took away their mobile phones and ID cards without which they could have no water or food. They had no money and they could not leave “office premises”. They had watched how their peers were assaulted. The CCTVs had been turned to focus on their rooms.

On August 15 night, 16 Indians, who had been held hostage by a fraudulent company in military governed Myanmar, complained to army personnel that they were forced to be cyber criminals and tortured if they refused to work. (ANI)
On August 15 night, 16 Indians, who had been held hostage by a fraudulent company in military governed Myanmar, complained to army personnel that they were forced to be cyber criminals and tortured if they refused to work. (ANI)
By, Chennai

Mumbai drug haul: Godown and house of accused searched in Kerala

Published on Oct 06, 2022 12:17 AM IST

The DRI had seized 198 kg crystal methamphetamine and 9 kg of high-quality cocaine, with a value of ₹1,476 crore in international market, smuggled from South Africa concealing in imported boxes of oranges from a warehouse in Navi Mumbai. Crystal methamphetamine is a synthetic drug considered to be highly addictive and rare in drug market.

The directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) has raided a warehouse and house of two accused in Kerala’s Kochi and Malappuram districts on Monday in connection with a major drug haul in Mumbai on October 1, officials said on Wednesday. (Representative Photo)
The directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) has raided a warehouse and house of two accused in Kerala’s Kochi and Malappuram districts on Monday in connection with a major drug haul in Mumbai on October 1, officials said on Wednesday. (Representative Photo)
By, Thiruvananthapuram

Renaming TRS into BRS a misadventure and overambitious, says Opposition

Published on Oct 06, 2022 12:16 AM IST

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president A Revanth Reddy said by converting the TRS into the BRS, the chief minister had killed the identity of Telangana.

Opposition parties in Telangana on Wednesday described the announcement made by Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) renaming his party – Telangana Rashtra Samithi as Bharat Rashtra Samithi, as an overambitious move and a misadventure. (HT)
Opposition parties in Telangana on Wednesday described the announcement made by Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) renaming his party – Telangana Rashtra Samithi as Bharat Rashtra Samithi, as an overambitious move and a misadventure. (HT)
By, Hyderabad
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