Breaking news highlights: Delhi’s daily Covid cases dip to 1,227; positivity rate rises to 14.57%

Updated on Aug 15, 2022 11:41 PM IST

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  • Aug 15, 2022 10:30 PM IST

    At 1,227, Delhi’s daily Covid tally sees dip; positivity rate rises to 14.57%

    Delhi on Monday saw a massive drop in its single-day Covid caseload after 1,227 people tested positive for the virus from Sunday’s 2,162 infections. However, the case positivity rate of the national capital witnessed a further rise to 14,57 per cent from yesterday’s 12.64 per cent. Fresh fatalities also increased with eight patients succumbing to Covid-19 as opposed to five on Sunday.

  • Aug 15, 2022 09:33 PM IST

    Bihar cabinet expansion to be held tomorrow at 11.30am

    The Nitish Kumar-led Grand Alliance government in Bihar will see its first cabinet expansion tomorrow at 11.30am.

  • Aug 15, 2022 09:11 PM IST

    All 11 life convicts of Bilkis Bano gang-rape case walks out of jail

    All 11 convicts in 2002 Bilkis Bano gang rape case who were given life imprisonment walked out of Godhra sub-jail under the remission policy of the Gujarat government,  PTI reported.

  • Aug 15, 2022 06:15 PM IST

    Section 144 imposed in Shivamogga after group tries to remove VD Savarkar's banners

    Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) was imposed in Karnataka's Shivamogga city on Monday after a group of Tipu Sultan followers tried to remove VD Savarkar's banners at the Ameer Ahmad circle. The group was trying to remove Savarkar's banners to install Tipu Sultan's banners.

  • Aug 15, 2022 05:43 PM IST

    Myanmar leader Suu Kyi sentenced to 6 more years in prison

    Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to six more years in prison. A special court inside a prison compound in the capital Naypyidaw found her guilty of four corruption charges related to a charity named after her late mother, news agency Bloomberg reported. Read more.

  • Aug 15, 2022 02:33 PM IST

    BJP, TRS workers clash in Telangana's Jangaon

    Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) clashed in Jangaon during Telangana  BJP President Sanjay Kumar's Praja Sangrama Yatra, news agency ANI reported. 

  • Aug 15, 2022 02:01 PM IST

    Assam to withdraw 1 lakh minor cases, announces CM on Independence Day

    The Assam government will withdraw one lakh "minor cases", including many of the pending cases on charges of objectionable social media posts, announced Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma while addressing the people on the occasion of Independence Day in Guwahati.

  • Aug 15, 2022 12:58 PM IST

    Bihar CM announced 10 lakh additional jobs from Gandhi Maidan: Tejashwi

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar announced an additional 10 lakh jobs under various arrangements, his deputy Tejashwi Yadav said on Monday. Read more

  • Aug 15, 2022 11:57 AM IST

    Two AR jawans injured in encounter at Mon

    At least two Assam Rifles (AR) personnel were reported to have been injured in a shootout Monday morning between the AR and suspected militants belonging to banned Yung Aung led Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K-YA) in Nagaland's Mon district.

  • Aug 15, 2022 11:48 AM IST

    President Murmu pays tribute at National War Memorial

    President Droupadi Murmu pays tribute at National War Memorial in Delhi.

  • Aug 15, 2022 11:13 AM IST

    August 5 to be celebrated as Freedom from Corruption day in J&K

    The administration has decided that 5th August will be celebrated as Freedom from Corruption day every year in J&K and continuous drives against corruption will be done throughout the year: J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.

  • Aug 15, 2022 10:09 AM IST

    INS Tarkash hoists the national flag in Brazil, South America

    INS Tarkash hoists the national flag in Brazil, South America on the 76th Independence Day.

  • Aug 15, 2022 09:25 AM IST

    Marginal rise in India's daily Covid tally with 14,917 fresh infections

    Marginal rise in India's daily Covid tally with 14,917 fresh infections; 32 deaths in 24 hours.

  • Aug 15, 2022 07:57 AM IST

    Independence Day celebrations at Red fort 

    Independence Day celebrations at Red fort.

  • Aug 15, 2022 07:38 AM IST

    PM Modi addresses nation from Red Fort after unfurling tricolour

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses nation from Red Fort after unfurling tricolour.

  • Aug 15, 2022 07:34 AM IST

    PM Modi to lead celebrations, address nation from Red Fort

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to mark India’s 75 years of freedom from British colonial rule as he leads the celebrations from the iconic Red Fort in Delhi on Monday. Read more

  • Aug 15, 2022 06:24 AM IST

    Salman Rushdie off ventilator and 'road to recovery has begun,' agent says

    Salman Rushdie, the acclaimed author who was hospitalized on Friday with serious injuries after being repeatedly stabbed at a public appearance in New York state, is off a ventilator and his condition is improving, his agent and a son said on Sunday. Read more

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What was his fault, asks mother of murdered J&K top cop as he is laid to rest

Published on Oct 05, 2022 06:20 PM IST

Hemant Kumar Lohia, Jammu and Kashmir director general of police (prisons), was found murdered at his friend’s house on the outskirts of Jammu. The accused, 23-year-old Yasir Lohar, was working as a domestic help at the house. He was arrested hours later.

Last respects paid to DG Prison HK Lohia during the wreath-laying ceremony in Jammu on Wednesday. (ANI Twitter)
Last respects paid to DG Prison HK Lohia during the wreath-laying ceremony in Jammu on Wednesday. (ANI Twitter)
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Alt News founders among ‘favourites’ for Nobel Peace Prize: Report

Published on Oct 05, 2022 06:07 PM IST

Mohammad Zubair was arrested by the Delhi Police on June 27 this year over a meme he had tweeted in 2018 against a Hindu deity that allegedly hurt religious sentiments.

Alt News co-founders Mohammad Zubair and Pratik Sinha(Twitter)
Alt News co-founders Mohammad Zubair and Pratik Sinha(Twitter)
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Hardeep Puri to co-chair US-India clean energy dialogue with Jennifer Granholm

Published on Oct 05, 2022 05:05 PM IST

The ministerial dialogue of US-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (USISCEP) will be held in Washington DC on Friday

Union petroleum minister Hardeep S Puri (right) and US energy secretary Jennifer Granholm. (File Photos)
Union petroleum minister Hardeep S Puri (right) and US energy secretary Jennifer Granholm. (File Photos)

Evening brief: In Baramulla, Shah hails Modi's ‘terror to tourism’ model

Published on Oct 05, 2022 05:05 PM IST

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a public rally, at the Showkat Ali Stadium in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, Wednesday. (PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a public rally, at the Showkat Ali Stadium in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, Wednesday. (PTI)

Amit Shah gets bullet proof glass removed; Mufti says ‘under house arrest for…’

Updated on Oct 05, 2022 04:49 PM IST

Union home minister Amit Shah blamed the families of the Abdullahs (National Conference), Muftis (PDP) and Nehru-Gandhi (Congress) for the lack of development in Jammu and Kashmir.

Union home minister Amit Shah.
Union home minister Amit Shah.
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

1 pilot killed, another injured as Army helicopter crashes near China border

Published on Oct 05, 2022 04:35 PM IST

The Army helicopter crash occurred near Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang, one of India’s last points before China

The rescue team evacuated the Army pilots to the nearest military hospital. (PTI)
The rescue team evacuated the Army pilots to the nearest military hospital. (PTI)
ByPriyanka Deb Barman

‘From terror to tourism hotspot’: In Baramulla, Shah hails Modi's model

Published on Oct 05, 2022 04:06 PM IST

Amit Shah said that three families, including that of the Abdullahs and Muftis, were to be blamed for the past “mess in J&K”

Home minister Amit shah arrives in Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo By Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)(HT )
Home minister Amit shah arrives in Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo By Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)(HT )
Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 first ride review: What's all the roar about?

Published on Oct 05, 2022 03:48 PM IST

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is one of the most affordable motorcycles in the manufacturer's line-up. It is based on the new J-platform but uses a different rear sub-frame.

The Hunter 350 is aimed at people who are new to the brand.
The Hunter 350 is aimed at people who are new to the brand.

Mulayam Singh Yadav’s condition remains critical, put on life-saving medicines

Published on Oct 05, 2022 03:37 PM IST

Yadav, 82, was shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Gurugram’s Medanta Hospital after his health deteriorated on Sunday

Samajwadi Party workers offer prayers for the recovery of Mulayam Singh Yadav in Lucknow. (PTI)
Samajwadi Party workers offer prayers for the recovery of Mulayam Singh Yadav in Lucknow. (PTI)

13 Indians trapped in fake IT job racket rescued from Myanmar, reach Tamil Nadu

Updated on Oct 05, 2022 03:35 PM IST

The external affairs ministry said some more Indian citizens have been rescued from fake employers but they are still in custody of Myanmar authorities for illegal entry. Instances of similar job rackets have also come to light in Laos and Cambodia

The external affairs ministry asked people to exercise “extreme caution” in accepting dubious employment offers overseas. (HT File)
The external affairs ministry asked people to exercise “extreme caution” in accepting dubious employment offers overseas. (HT File)

UP, Uttarakhand among states to receive heavy rainfall for next three days: IMD

Published on Oct 05, 2022 03:15 PM IST

Cloudy weather and a few sporadic spells of light rain are predicted in Delhi for today and the next four to five days, which is expected to keep the air clean and temperatures within comfortable levels in the national capital.

Intense rainfall spell over Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand from October 6-8, with peak intensity on October 7. (HT PHOTO)
Intense rainfall spell over Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand from October 6-8, with peak intensity on October 7. (HT PHOTO)

Civilian killed in misfiring in Kashmir’s Pulwama; Cop arrested

Updated on Oct 05, 2022 02:27 PM IST

Police said the service rifle of a security personnel accidentally went off and hit a civilian at a check point at Haal in south Kashmir’s Pulwama

The Jammu and Kashmir police said the civilian was killed in a misfire incident. (Representative Image)
The Jammu and Kashmir police said the civilian was killed in a misfire incident. (Representative Image)

Mulayam Singh Yadav still critical, as per his latest health bulletin

Published on Oct 05, 2022 02:16 PM IST

Yadav,82, has been under treatment since August. His health deteriorated on Sunday after which he was shifted to ICU in Medanta Hospital.

Mulayam Singh Yadav.(HT Photo )
Mulayam Singh Yadav.(HT Photo )
By, New Delhi

This Hyundai EV can travel from Mumbai to Goa on full battery

Published on Oct 05, 2022 02:00 PM IST

The Ioniq 6 is the most aerodynamic EV from Hyundai and has a drag coefficient of 0.21.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 gets two battery options.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 gets two battery options.

Amid Dussehra revelry, traffic advisories for Delhi-NCR, Mumbai. Details here

Published on Oct 05, 2022 01:41 PM IST

People venturing out on Wednesday are advised to plan their moves accordingly to avoid any inconvenience.

Traffic jam in Delhi-NCR. (File image)(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Traffic jam in Delhi-NCR. (File image)(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
By, New Delhi
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