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  • Apr 30, 2022 10:24 PM IST

    UK Tory MP resigns after admitting watching porn in parliament

    A lawmaker from Britain's ruling Conservative party announced Saturday he will resign, after admitting he had deliberately watched pornography on his mobile phone in the House of Commons chamber. Read More

  • Apr 30, 2022 10:01 PM IST

    'No Muslim woman wants her husband to...': Himanta Biswa on Uniform Civil Code

    Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said if Muslim women are to be given justice, Uniform Civil Code has to be brought in. Read More

  • Apr 30, 2022 08:56 PM IST

    Delhi reports 1,520 fresh Covid cases, positivity rate 5.10%

    Delhi's single-day Covid case count witnessed a marginal decline on Saturday after 1,520 people tested positive for the virus as opposed to 1,607 on the preceding day, according to the health bulletin data. The national capital recorded one fresh fatality due to the virus, down from two reported on Friday. The cumulative Covid tally of Delhi, after today's additions, have reached 18,83,075, the bulletin data added. Read More

  • Apr 30, 2022 08:45 PM IST

    Delhi records maximum temperature of 43.5 degrees Celsius on Saturday

    Delhi records maximum temperature of 43.5 degrees Celsius on Saturday, five notches above season’s average, says IMD.

  • Apr 30, 2022 07:57 PM IST

    Covid-19: Maharashtra reports 155 cases, one death

    Maharashtra on Saturday reported 155 new coronavirus cases and one pandemic-related death, the state health department said. It took the caseload in the state to 78,77,732 and death toll to 1,47,843.

  • Apr 30, 2022 07:29 PM IST

    Patiala Violence: Court sends Harish Singla to 2-day police custody; two more arrested 

    A court sent expelled Shiv Sena leader Harish Singla to two-day Police custody on Saturday in connection with the clashes that broke out between two groups while two more people were arrested, news agency ANI reported.

  • Apr 30, 2022 06:59 PM IST

    Xiaomi says all operations 'compliant' with local laws after ED seizes its assets

    Xiaomi issued a statement on Saturday after the Enforcement Directorate seized its assests. The company said as a brand committed to India, all its operations are “firmly compliant with local laws and regulations.”

  • Apr 30, 2022 06:09 PM IST

    Coal-loaded goods train running derails at new Ekdil Railway Station

    One coal-loaded goods train running towards Kalanaur in Haryana has derailed at the new Ekdil (EKL) Railway Station of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) at 11.10am today. The station is located about 30 km east of Etawah, news agency ANI reported. 

  • Apr 30, 2022 06:03 PM IST

    Gorakhnath temple attack: Accused was in contact with ISIS fighters via social media, says UP police

    The Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday said that the accused in the Goraknath Temple attack case was in contact with ISIS fighters through social media, and were planning a big operation, news agency ANI reported. Read more

  • Apr 30, 2022 05:41 PM IST

    Matoshree-Hanuman Chalisa row: Hearing on bail applications of Navneet & Ravi Rana ends

    The hearing on bail applications of MP-MLA Navneet & Ravi Rana ends. Order has been reserved for Monday, May 2nd.

  • Apr 30, 2022 05:19 PM IST

    Patiala police hold meeting with peace committee 

    Patiala police on Saturday held a meeting with the Peace committee following yesterday's clash. 

  • Apr 30, 2022 05:06 PM IST

    ‘Chanting Hanuman Chalisa is legal right, but…’: SPP Pradeep Gharat while representing police 

    If someone says that chanting Hanuman Chalisa is their right, it is. But we've to see if the act is legal, permissions & consent are taken by the person at whose residence chanting will be done... ultimate aim was to create a situation where this govt collapses, news agency ANI quoted SPP Pradeep Gharat.

  • Apr 30, 2022 04:38 PM IST

    Patiala clashes: Mobile internet service, suspended temporarily due to law and order situation, restored

    The internet services on mobile devices have now been restored in Patiala, Punjab. It was suspended temporarily earlier in the day in wake of clashes that broke out between two groups on Friday. Read more

  • Apr 30, 2022 04:29 PM IST

    Matoshree-Hanuman Chalisa row: “Chanting outside Matoshree doesn't fan any communal tension”, says Advocate Ponda represnting Rana couple

    Had we given a call to chant Hanuman Chalisa outside a mosque, I can understand that it could have fanned religious tensions but giving a call to chant it outside Matoshree doesn't fan any communal tension. Advocate Abad Ponda said while representing the Rana couple.

  • Apr 30, 2022 04:02 PM IST

    Private school's bus in Jammu caught fire while it was parked

    A private school's bus in Jammu caught fire on Saturday. 

  • Apr 30, 2022 03:44 PM IST

    Amit Shah to embark on 3-day visit to West Bengal starting May 4

    Union home minister Amit Shah will embark on a three-day visit to West Bengal starting May 4 with an aim to strengthen the BJP in the state, ANI reported.

  • Apr 30, 2022 03:13 PM IST

    ED seizes 5,551.27 crore of Xiomi Technology India Pvt Ltd under provisions of Foreign Exchange Management Act

    The Enforcement Dirctorate on Saturday seized 5,551.27 crore of Xiaomi Technology India lying in bank accounts in connection with illegal outward remittances made by the firm.

  • Apr 30, 2022 02:45 PM IST

    Govt 'totally unprepared' to tackle coal-rail-power crisis: Chidambaram

    Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday took a swipe at the Centre over the issue of widespread power outages, saying the government has found the "perfect solution" to it which is to cancel passenger trains and run coal rakes, PTI reported.

  • Apr 30, 2022 02:18 PM IST

    Delhi BJP holds protest against AAP govt for not reducing VAT on petrol, diesel

    BJP's Delhi unit held a protest here on Saturday against the AAP government for not reducing value-added tax (VAT) on diesel and petrol prices in the capital, PTI reported.

  • Apr 30, 2022 01:41 PM IST

    Jacqueline Fernandez's assets worth 7.2 crore attached by ED

    Actor Jacqueline Fernandez's assets worth 7.2 crore attached by probe agency in money laundering case involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.

  • Apr 30, 2022 01:34 PM IST

    Indian economy may take 12 yrs to recoup pandemic losses: RBI report

    The Indian economy may take more than a decade to overcome the losses emanating from the Covid-19 pandemic, said a report published by the Reserve Bank of India.

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  • Apr 30, 2022 12:45 PM IST

    General Manoj Pande takes charge as India's new Chief of Army Staff

    Lieutenant General Manoj Pande takes over as the 29th chief of the Indian Army, replaces General Manoj Mukund Naravane, who was in charge of the top post since December 31, 2019.

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  • Apr 30, 2022 12:34 PM IST

    Northwest and Central India to face for heat: Weather Dept

    Above normal maximum temperatures are likely over most parts of west-central and northwest India and northern parts of northeast India, officials of the weather department told news agency ANI.

    "The average maximum temperature over Northwest & Central India in April 2022 is the highest with 35.90 degrees Celsius and 37.78 degrees Celsius respectively in the last 122 years," says Dr. M Mohapatra, Director General of Meteorology, IMD

  • Apr 30, 2022 11:43 AM IST

    DHFL-Yes Bank case: CBI searches on in 8 locations in Mumbai, Pune

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday carried out searches at 8 locations in Mumbai and Pune in connection with DHFL-Yes Bank case, PTI reported quoting officials.

  • Apr 30, 2022 10:56 AM IST

    PM urges CMs to nix obsolete laws so that people can come out of the web of legislations

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at joint conference with CJI Ramana, judges and CMs, urged the chief ministers to nix obsolete laws so that people can come out of the web of legislations.

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  • Apr 30, 2022 10:41 AM IST

    Confluence of 2 sections of constitution will prepare roadmap of effective judicial system: PM Modi

    PM Modi, at joint conference with CJI Ramana, judges and CMs, says, 'Confluence of 2 sections of constitution will prepare roadmap of effective judicial system'

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  • Apr 30, 2022 10:34 AM IST

    PM Modi addresses joint conference of CMs & Chief Justices of HC

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a joint conference of chief ministers and chief justices of high courts at Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan.

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  • Apr 30, 2022 10:30 AM IST

    CJI NV Ramana criticises governments for disobeying court orders

    At conference with CMs, union law minister, Chief Justice NV Ramana criticises govts for disobeying court orders, says such cases are extra burden.

  • Apr 30, 2022 10:27 AM IST

    Delhi logs over 1,600 cases in a day

    The national capital continued to stay among the top contributors, reporting 1,607 fresh cases of Coronavirus on Friday, news agency PTI reported quoting authorities. 2 new deaths were also witnessed in the last 24 hours in Delhi. The positivity rate in the capital now stands at 5.28 per cent.

  • Apr 30, 2022 10:22 AM IST

    PM Modi, CJI attend the Joint Conference of CMs & Chief Justices of HC

  • Apr 30, 2022 10:17 AM IST

    Heatwave to prevail in Telangana for next 5 days, says IMD official

    Amid heatwave conditions prevailing across the country, the India Meteorological Department on Friday evening predicted that such conditions will continue to prevail in the northern parts of Telangana for the coming five days.

    Speaking to ANI on Friday evening, A Sravani, Scientist C Incharge, IMD Hyderabad said, "Heatwave conditions are likely to prevail in northern parts of Telangana for the coming five days and a few parts of southern Telangana is likely to receive rainfall in the coming days."

  • Apr 30, 2022 10:05 AM IST

    New IGP, SSP and SP appointed in Patiala after clashes

    Mr Mukhwinder Singh Chinna has been appointed as new IG Patiala, Mr Deepak Parik has been appointed as the new SSP of Patiala and Mr Wazir Singh has been appointed as the new SP of Patiala, news agency ANI reported.

    The chief minister of Punjab Bhagwant Mann on Saturday ordered transfer of three senior cops following clashes in Patiala, officials have said.

  • Apr 30, 2022 09:42 AM IST

    Punjab CM orders transfer of 3 senior cops day after Patiala clashes: officials

    The chief minister of Punjab Bhagwant Mann on Saturday ordered transfer of three senior cops following clashes in Patiala, officials have said. Mobile internet services have also been suspended in Patiala till 6 pm today.

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  • Apr 30, 2022 09:15 AM IST

    3,688 new Covid cases in last 24 hours in India

    India’s daily Covid cases crossed the 3,000-mark for the third time this week as the nation witnessed 3,688 fresh infections in the last 24 hours. As per the data shared by the health ministry on Friday, 50 deaths were also reported taking the total toll of lives lost in the country since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,23,803.

  • Apr 30, 2022 09:10 AM IST

    Mobile internet services to be temporarily halted in Patiala

    Mobile internet services to be temporarily suspended in Punjab's Patiala a day after the city witnessed clashes. The services will remain suspended till 6 PM.

  • Apr 30, 2022 08:30 AM IST

    US agency reveals virus that may be behind mystery child hepatitis cases

    An outbreak of severe hepatitis in healthy children - that caused liver failure in some kids - might be linked to adenovirus infection, the US health body CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) said in a report published on Friday.

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  • Apr 30, 2022 08:11 AM IST

    PM Modi to address joint conference of CMs, Chief Justices today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the inaugural session of the joint conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi today, news agency ANI reported.

  • Apr 30, 2022 07:28 AM IST

    Kabul mosque blast toll rises to 50

    More than 50 worshippers have been killed in a powerful explosion in Kabul mosque, Reuters reported. The latest in a series of attacks on civilian targets in Afghanistan during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

  • Apr 30, 2022 07:00 AM IST

    Shanghai reports zero cases outside quarantined areas for April 29

    China's Shanghai reported zero Covid-19 cases outside its quarantined areas for April 29, the first time since the recent outbreak in the eastern financial hub, Reuters reported citing local health authorities.

    The city recorded 8,932 new local asymptomatic coronavirus cases and 1,249 symptomatic cases for April 29, the local government said adding that all the cases were found in quarantined areas.

    The city also reported 47 new deaths on April 29, down from 52 a day earlier, according to the statement.

  • Apr 30, 2022 06:42 AM IST

    UN condemns 'deadly explosion' at mosque in Kabul: report

    The United Nations has condemned a "deadly explosion" at a Sufi mosque in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, on Friday, which reportedly killed at least 10 people and injured over 15.

    Ramiz Alakbarov, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Afghanistan, issued a statement condemning the "heinous" attack, news agency ANI reported.

    "Today's blast, which comes on the last Friday of the holy week of Ramadan, is yet another painful blow to the people of Afghanistan who continue to be exposed to unremitting insecurity and violence," he said as per ANI. "It is unconscionable for civilians to be targeted indiscriminately as they go about their daily business, gathering for prayers, going to school or the market, or on their way to work," he added.

  • Apr 30, 2022 06:25 AM IST

    Twitter CEO faces employee anger over Musk's criticism of the company

    Twitter Chief Executive Parag Agrawal sought to quell employee anger on Friday during a company-wide meeting where employees demanded answers to how managers planned to handle an anticipated mass exodus prompted by Elon Musk.

    Musk has repeatedly criticized Twitter's content moderation practices and a top executive responsible for setting speech and safety policies.
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  • Apr 30, 2022 05:53 AM IST

    Pfizer’s Covid-19 drug fails test for ‘effectively preventing infection’

    Paxlovid failed to meet its primary goal of significantly reducing the risk of Covid-19 infection in adults exposed to the virus through a household contact, Pfizer said in a statement Friday. 

    The drug reduced risks by about a third compared with a placebo, which didn’t meet the threshold for statistical significance.

    Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said he was “disappointed” by the study results.

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  • Apr 30, 2022 05:25 AM IST

    At least 10 people killed in explosion at Kabul mosque

    A blast targeted a mosque on Friday afternoon in Afghanistan's capital Kabul killing at least 10 people and 20 others injured, ANI reported quoting local media.

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Journalist Mohammad Zubair's court arguments: 'Who is this Twitter user...?'

Mohammad Zubair was arrested by the Delhi Police earlier this week for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. 
Mohammad Zubair, who recently flagged controversial comments on Prophet Mohammed by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, was arrested by the Delhi Police. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Mohammad Zubair, who recently flagged controversial comments on Prophet Mohammed by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, was arrested by the Delhi Police. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 01:36 PM IST
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Manipur landslide: 25 dead, 18 injured as rescue op continues; 38 still missing

Manipur landslide news: So far 25 bodies have been found - 18 Territorial Army soldiers and six civilians - and 18 people were injured, chief minister N Biren Singh tweeted.
As of Saturday morning 24 people - 18 Territorial Army soldiers and six civilians - were killed in the landslide in Manipur's Noney region (Credit: ANI)
As of Saturday morning 24 people - 18 Territorial Army soldiers and six civilians - were killed in the landslide in Manipur's Noney region (Credit: ANI)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 01:32 PM IST
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Eknath Shinde camp leader says expulsion will be challenged; 'there's a limit'

Shinde camp spokesperson Deepak Kesarkar said, "We won't speak against Uddhav saheb's statement... but there is a limit to it."
Eknath Shinde camp spokesperson Deepak Kesarkar addressed the media at the Goa hotel on Saturday. 
Eknath Shinde camp spokesperson Deepak Kesarkar addressed the media at the Goa hotel on Saturday. 
Published on Jul 02, 2022 01:25 PM IST
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Afternoon brief: Congress questions BJP ‘link’ to Udaipur killing

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
New Delhi: addresses a press conference, in New Delhi, Saturday, July 2, 2022. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav) 
New Delhi: addresses a press conference, in New Delhi, Saturday, July 2, 2022. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav) 
Published on Jul 02, 2022 12:59 PM IST
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'Will she dump YS?': BJP on Mamata Banerjee's 'support' for Droupadi Murmu

On Friday, the West Bengal CM said Murmu could've been the consensus candidate for all political parties.
Mamata Banerjee (File Photo/HT)
Mamata Banerjee (File Photo/HT)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 12:28 PM IST
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Mohammed Zubair received money from outside India, court told. His rebuttal 

Mohammed Zubair was arrested on Monday over a 2018 tweet by the Delhi Police for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.
Bengaluru, June 30 (ANI): Mohammad Zubair, co founder of ALT News who had been arrested by Delhi police for allegedly hurting religious sentiments, being brought to his residence, at Chinnanna Layout, in Bengaluru on Thursday. (ANI Photo)(Shashidhar Byrappa)
Bengaluru, June 30 (ANI): Mohammad Zubair, co founder of ALT News who had been arrested by Delhi police for allegedly hurting religious sentiments, being brought to his residence, at Chinnanna Layout, in Bengaluru on Thursday. (ANI Photo)(Shashidhar Byrappa)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 12:12 PM IST
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Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut says he 'got Guwahati offer too to join rebels, but...'

  • The MLAs had been staging their rebellion against the Maha Vikas Aghadi government from Assam's Guwahati for more than a week.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.(PTI)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 12:15 PM IST
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Did Centre order NIA probe into Udaipur case to hide this, asks Congress

If Supreme Court makes some observations about Nupur Sharma, those are applicable to the BJP also as BJP gave her identity, Congress leader Pawan Khera said.
Pawan Khera questioned the BJP on Riyaz Attari's alleged link with the BJP. (PTI)
Pawan Khera questioned the BJP on Riyaz Attari's alleged link with the BJP. (PTI)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 11:43 AM IST
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Diplomat Satinder Kumar Lambah, mentor to generations, dies at 81

Diplomat Satinder Kumar Lambah played a major role in India’s back-channel talks with Pakistan that led the two sides close to a deal on Kashmir
Satinder Kumar Lambah died after a prolonged illness in New Delhi on Thursday night. (AFP File Photo)
Satinder Kumar Lambah died after a prolonged illness in New Delhi on Thursday night. (AFP File Photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 12:30 PM IST
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PM Modi to address BJP national executive, resolution on 2024 polls likely

The BJP national executive meeting in Hyderabad is likely to pass a resolution focussing on the issues central to the party’s campaign for the 2024 general elections
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also address a rally in Hyderabad on Sunday. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also address a rally in Hyderabad on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 11:00 AM IST
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Telangana CM KCR to not receive PM Modi at Hyderabad airport today

He will, however, receive the joint Opposition's presidential candidate, Yashwant Sinha, who will land in the city some two hours before the prime minister's scheduled arrival.
Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao (File Photo/ANI)
Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao (File Photo/ANI)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 10:49 AM IST
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Alt News's Mohammed Zubair moves bail plea, accused of 'criminal conspiracy'  

Mohammed Zubair was arrested earlier this week over a tweet he had posted in 2018. 
Bengaluru: Mohammed Zubair, the co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News, being brought by the Delhi Police to Bengaluru, Thursday, June 30, 2022, as part of their investigation into a 2018 tweet. (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Bengaluru: Mohammed Zubair, the co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News, being brought by the Delhi Police to Bengaluru, Thursday, June 30, 2022, as part of their investigation into a 2018 tweet. (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 10:28 AM IST
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By | Reported by Richa Banka | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

Doraiswami is India’s envoy to UK, Dalela may move to Dhaka

The appointment of Vikram Doraiswami as ambassador to UK comes after deep selection process with the Modi government even looking at political appointees for London
A 1992 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, Doraiswami is a Chinese speaker who has served as Indian ambassador to Uzbekistan, South Korea and served in US as well as private secretary to Prime Minister.
A 1992 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, Doraiswami is a Chinese speaker who has served as Indian ambassador to Uzbekistan, South Korea and served in US as well as private secretary to Prime Minister.
Published on Jul 02, 2022 10:11 AM IST
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Watch | KTR's welcome message to BJP leaders: 'Have biryani, Irani chai and...'

Visit the beautiful city of Hyderabad, take notes and try to implement in your states, KTR said extending a welcome to BJP leaders attending the national executive meeting taking place at Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre.
KTR extended a welcome to the ‘WhatsApp University for its executive council meeting to the beautiful city of Hyderabad’
KTR extended a welcome to the ‘WhatsApp University for its executive council meeting to the beautiful city of Hyderabad’
Published on Jul 02, 2022 10:05 AM IST
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PM Modi set to visit Hyderabad today for BJP's national executive meeting 

The national executive meeting is set to be attended by top BJP leaders and chief ministers of the states ruled by the party. 
PM Modi will address a public rally on Sunday in Telangana. (File) (ANI/PIB)
PM Modi will address a public rally on Sunday in Telangana. (File) (ANI/PIB)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 09:49 AM IST
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