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Jun 03, 2023 10:50 PM IST

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  • Jun 03, 2023 10:26 PM IST

    Odisha train crash: Around 90 trains cancelled, 46 diverted

    Around 90 trains were cancelled, mostly in the Southern and South Eastern Railway Zones, while 46 were diverted and 11 short-terminated following the three-train accident in Odisha's Balasore on Friday in which 288 people were killed.

    According to the latest data released by the two zones, the South Eastern Railway cancelled trains such as the Chennai-Howrah Mail, the Darbhanga-Kanniyakumari Express and the Kamakhya-LTT Express journey commencing on June 3.

    It has also cancelled the Patna-Puri Special train with journey commencing on June 4.


  • Jun 03, 2023 09:39 PM IST

    Andhra Pradesh dispatches 20 ambulances, 21 funeral vehicles to Odisha

    The Andhra Pradesh government has dispatched 20 ambulances and 21 funeral vehicles to the train accident site at Bahanaga Bazaar in Odisha, said Health Minister Vidadala Rajini on Saturday. '

    Expressing deep sorrow over the tragedy which claimed nearly 290 people and injured over a 1,000 more, she said more vehicles are on standby for dispatch if needed. 

    "For better coordination of these vehicles, a committee of officials from the health, transport and police departments has been appointed," said the Health Minister in a press note shared by the state government today. Further, she said Srikakulam RIMS, Vizag King George Hospital and hospitals superintendents in Vizianagaram have been put on alert.


  • Jun 03, 2023 08:32 PM IST

    Odisha train accident: Indian Navy deploys medical team for relief operations in Balasore

    The Indian Navy is working in close coordination with Odisha State Administration to provide medical relief and support at the site of the Coromandel Express accident near Balasore on Friday, said an official release.

    A Medical and support team of 43 personnel including Surgical Specialists and Medical Assistants, ambulances and support services from INS Chilka were dispatched last night and are presently attending to the injured, extending immediate medical relief and OT facilities at the District HQ Hospital at Balasore.


  • Jun 03, 2023 06:53 PM IST

    'Too much pain': the carnage of India's train crash

    When India's worst train accident in more than 20 years happened just outside his home, Hiranmay Rath said it felt "like the sky was falling on us or the earth was cracking open".

    What followed was an unimaginable nightmare of corpses, body parts and suffering.

    The college student stopped scrolling Facebook on his phone and rushed outside, to be confronted by the sight of bodies falling out of toppled carriages.

    "I came out scared and heard loud wailing screams, which only got louder within seconds," Rath told AFP.


  • Jun 03, 2023 05:50 PM IST

    23 foreign nationals arrested in UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar for staying illegally in India

    Twenty-three foreign nationals, including eight women from Nigeria, were arrested from Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar district for allegedly staying illegally in India, police said on Saturday.

    The arrests were made on Friday night, they said.

    Station House Officer, Surajpur, Inspector Awadhesh Pratap Singh said, "Last night, the police received information that some foreign nationals are living illegally in a society in the police station limits. Following this, a police team along with officials of the Regional Notification Department raided the society."


  • Jun 03, 2023 04:49 PM IST

    PM Modi reached site of Balasore Train Accident

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the site of Balasore Train Accident and reviewed the restoration work that was underway.

  • Jun 03, 2023 03:01 PM IST

    Balasore Train Accident: Injured brought to Cuttack's SCB Medical College

    Injured of Balasore Train Accident have been brought to Cuttack's SCB Medical College. 

  • Jun 03, 2023 12:25 PM IST

    J&K LG Manoj Sinha attends ‘Pratham Pooja’ of Amarnath shrine via video conferencing

    Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday attended the ‘Pratham Pooja’ of the Amarnath shrine, via video conferencing, ANI reported. 

    "From July 1 pilgrimage from all over the country will throng the holy cave shrine of Amarnath. This yatra will end on August 30. The management is working to make this yatra successful," Sinha said.

  • Jun 03, 2023 11:18 AM IST

    PM Modi to visit accident site in Odisha's Balasore today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday visit the accident site where a triple train collision lead to the deaths of over 230 people in Odisha's Balasore. 

  • Jun 03, 2023 10:21 AM IST

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh to hold bilateral talks with US, German counterparts in Delhi

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh will hold bilateral talks with his US and German counterparts in New Delhi on June 5 and 6, ANI reported. US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin and German Federal Minister of Defence Boris Pistorius are visiting New Delhi for the talks.

  • Jun 03, 2023 09:21 AM IST

    Assam: Timings for educational institutions rescheduled in Nagaon due to rising temp

    In the wake of rising temperatures Assam's Nagaon district administration issued an order rescheduling the timing of classes of all educational institutions (Government and Private) from 7:30 am with immediate effect.

  • Jun 03, 2023 08:18 AM IST

    Tamil Nadu CM Stalin declares one-day state mourning following Balasore train accident in Odisha

    Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin on Saturday declared one-day state mourning following the Balasore Train Accident in Odisha which claimed 233 lives and left more than 900 injured, ANI reported.

  • Jun 03, 2023 06:51 AM IST

    233 killed, around 900 injured in Odisha triple train crash

    More than 230 people were killed and about 900 injured in a horrific train crash in Odisha, involving the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express and a goods train, officials said on Saturday. Live Update

  • Jun 03, 2023 06:46 AM IST

    Biden celebrates a 'crisis averted’ in Oval Office address on bipartisan debt ceiling deal

    President Joe Biden celebrated a “crisis averted" in his first speech to the nation from the Oval Office Friday evening, ready to sign a budget agreement that eliminates the potential for an unprecedented government default that he said would have been catastrophic for the U.S. and global economies.


Madhya Pradesh: Cong seeks to counter Sanatan controversy by alleging corruption

Published on Sep 25, 2023 11:24 AM IST

The Opposition Congress has sought to counter the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) attempt to capitalise on Tamil Nadu minister Udhyanidhi Stalin’s controversial call for eradicating Sanatan

Congress is hoping to return to power in Madhya Pradesh. (HT PHOTO)

SC refuses out of turn listing of plea by Chandrababu Naidu in development scam

The investigation against Naidu centres around a scheme that allegedly diverted government funds intended for a skill development project into various shell companies through fraudulent invoices

TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu at the Rajahmundry central jail in this file photo (PTI file photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 11:19 AM IST

AAP-Congress cracks widen as Punjab CM questioned over 50,000 crore loan row

Congress' Alok Sharma alleged that it was based on facts that when Bhagwant Mann took oath, he went to Centre seeking a financial support of ₹50,000 crore.

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann (PTI File)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 11:09 AM IST

Modi Rally LIVE Updates: Preparations underway, PM to land in Bhopal shortly

The event is being organised on the birth anniversary of Jana Sangh co-founder Deendayal Upadhyaya in order to mark culmination of BJP's ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatras’

Live Cutouts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National President JP Nadda, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP State President VD Sharma put up ahead of PM Modi's visit for 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' at Jamboree Ground in Bhopal. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 11:28 AM IST

Crackdown on terror modules in J&K's Kulgam; 5 hybrid LeT terrorists arrested

Kulgam Police and CRPF dismantle terrorist cells, arrest five individuals with LeT affiliations, recover firearms and ammunition.

Kulgam police along with CRPF personnel busted two terrorist modules and arrested five hybrid terrorists and seized arms and ammunition, in Kulgam on Sunday.(ANI)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 10:01 AM IST

Nijjar killing: Canada seeks to shift to strong evidence via ongoing probe

India has denied its involvement in Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s killing and described the allegations of its involvement as “absurd” and “motivated”

Canadian national defence minister Bill Blair. (X)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 10:00 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi to launch rural housing scheme in poll-bound Chhattisgarh: Updates

Rahul Gandhi in Chhattisgarh: The scheme is aimed at providing financial assistance to the homeless and families having kutcha houses in rural areas.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks during The Conclave 2023, hosted by Pratidin Media Networks, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 09:40 AM IST
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Morning brief: Canada defence min on ties with India, and all the latest news

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Members of United Hindu Front organisation hold banners depicting Justin Trudeau Canada's Prime Minister (L) and Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a lawyer believed to be based in Canada designated as a Khalistani terrorist by the Indian authorities during a rally along a street in New Delhi on Sunday.(AFP)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 09:06 AM IST

93-year-old Chhattisgarh man to vote for first time in upcoming assembly poll

Sher Singh Hedko, a resident of village Bhainsakanhar under Bhanupratappur assembly constituency, will vote for the first time during this assembly election.

After his name was added to the voters’ list, the nonagenarian is excited to register his active participation in the democratic exercise.
Published on Sep 25, 2023 07:52 AM IST

PM Modi's mega rally in MP's Bhopal today: Traffic regulated, schools closed

‘Karyakarta Mahakumbh’: The BJP rally will take place in Bhopal's Jamboree Maidan, where Narendra Modi is expected to arrive at around 11am.

Cutouts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National President JP Nadda, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP State President VD Sharma put up ahead of PM Modi's visit for 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' at Jamboree Ground in Bhopal.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 09:44 AM IST
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Amid Nijjar killing row, Canada defence minister speaks up on ties with India

Bill Blair said if allegations are proven true, there is a significant concern that Canada will have with respect to the violation of our sovereignty.

Members of United Hindu Front organisation hold banners depicting Justin Trudeau Canada's Prime Minister (L) and Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a designated Khalistani terrorist, during a rally in New Delhi.(AFP)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 06:34 AM IST

Owaisi dares Rahul to contest from Hyderabad; says 'told Bidhuri to sit down'

AIMIM chief challenges Rahul Gandhi to contest Lok Sabha election from Hyderabad instead of Wayanad, targets Congress over Babri Masjid demolition.

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi.
Published on Sep 25, 2023 06:17 AM IST

No evidence or intel shared, Canada should name Nijjar’s killer: Indian official

Canada PM Justin Trudeau has accused India of being behind the June killing of Surrey-based Khalistan terrorist Hardeep Nijjar.

India is prepared to meet the Canadian escalation over the matter, according to the official.
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 05:58 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Dalit woman stripped, forced to drink urine over 1,500 in Bihar: Cops

A Dalit woman was allegedly assaulted, stripped and forced to drink urine because she failed to pay ₹1,500 interest on a ₹9,000 loan, in Patna district of Bihar

Dalit woman allegedly forced to drink urine after being assaulted and stripped in Patna district of Bihar on Saturday night. (Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 12:44 AM IST
ByMukesh Kumar Mishra

Need to levy congestion tax to ease traffic snarls in Bengaluru: Report

The report released on September 22 suggested several measures to address traffic congestion in the state capital

Bengaluru suffers a loss of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>19,725 crore per year due to traffic delays, congestion, stoppage of signals, time loss, fuel loss and related factors, according to research (HT)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 12:31 AM IST
By, Bengaluru
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