Highlights: President Kovind accepts Anil Baijal's resignation, Vinai Kumar Saxena to be new Delhi Lt Governor
- Breaking news HIGHLIGHTS - May 23, 2022: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour
Welcome to hindustantimes.com live updates platform where you can find breaking news from India and across the world. Find fast updates about the latest news as it breaks.
Follow all the updates here:
May 23, 2022 10:10 PM IST
India expresses dismay over WHO's Covid mortality report
India on Monday expressed it disappointment and concern at 75th World Health Assembly over the manner in which a report was prepared and published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on all cause excess mortality during Covid-19, where country-specific authentic data was not taken into account. Read more
May 23, 2022 09:50 PM IST
Starbucks to completely exit Russia after Ukraine invasion
Starbucks said Monday it will cease operations in Russia, shuttering its 130 cafes in the country in the aftermath of the invasion of Ukraine, AFP reported.
May 23, 2022 08:42 PM IST
Vinai Kumar Saxena appointed Delhi's new Lieutenant governor days after Anil Baijal resigned
Vinai Kumar Saxena has been appointed as Delhi's new Lieutenant governor days after Anil Baijal resigned.
May 23, 2022 08:32 PM IST
Scientist working with IT ministry jumps off 7th floor of Shastri Bhawan, dies
A 55-year-old scientist working with the Information and Technology Ministry died after jumping-off from the 7th floor of the Shastri Bhawan in Delhi today. Further inquiry is underway and legal action is being taken, said Delhi Police.
May 23, 2022 08:00 PM IST
Monkeypox virus hasn't mutated, can be contained in non-endemic countries: WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday said there was no evidence yet to support that the monkeypox virus had mutated. Read more
May 23, 2022 07:47 PM IST
Delhi-NCR likely to receive more rain, thunderstorm tonight, says IMD
Another spell of rain and thundershowers is expected to bring more relief from the scorching heat in Delhi and its neighbouring areas on Monday. Read more
May 23, 2022 07:21 PM IST
Delhi reports 268 new Covid-19 cases, 421 recoveries, and zero deaths
Delhi logged 268 fresh Covid cases on Monday, and zero deaths, taking the tally of active cases to 421, according to city health department data.
May 23, 2022 06:30 PM IST
Mamata says no reduction in state VAT on diesel and petrol, days after Centre's fuel rate cut
West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Monday called the Centre's latest price cut on fuel and subsidy on cooking gas prices under the Ujjwala scheme as an election stunt stating that only a small number of people belonging to the below poverty level (BPL) category would be able to avail the benefit. Read more
May 23, 2022 06:01 PM IST
Delhiites to get free ride on electric buses for 3 days
Delhiites will be able to travel free of cost for 3 days in the 150 electric buses which are to be flagged off by CM Arvind Kejriwal in the national capital tomorrow, May 24, announces Delhi Govt, ANI reported. Read more
May 23, 2022 05:42 PM IST
Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee demands autonomy for central agencies amid CBI raids on Lalu Prasad Yadav and kin
Following CBI raids on Lalu Prasad Yadav and kin, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has demanded autonomy for central probe agencies.
May 23, 2022 05:25 PM IST
Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Hearing date of 2nd FIR extended to 6th June
The hearing date of the 2nd FIR filed in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case has been extended to 6th June. The advocate of the three accused filed the petition. The hearing was not held due to bad weather, news agency ANI reported.
May 23, 2022 05:01 PM IST
Karnataka HC extends stay on ED order seizing Xiaomi India assets
The Karnataka High Court on Monday extended the stay on the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) order of freezing ₹5,551 crore in the bank accounts of Xiaomi India. Justice S G Pandit extended the stay till June 1, with the hearing of the case posted to that day, news agency PTI reported.
May 23, 2022 04:45 PM IST
PM Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Tokyo, says Japan played key role in India's development journey
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the Indian diaspora in Tokyo during his visit to Japan to attend the Quad Summit. Read more
May 23, 2022 04:20 PM IST
Congress accepts resignation of Niranjan Patnaik from the post of Odisha PCC president, appoints Sarat Pattanayak as the new Odisha PCC chief
Congress president has accepted the resignation of Niranjan Patnaik from the post of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president and appointed Sarat Pattanayak as the new Odisha PCC chief.
May 23, 2022 04:10 PM IST
Uttarakhand: Char Dham Yatra to Kedarnath halted amid heavy rain; IMD warns of thunderstorms
The Char Dham Yatra to Kedarnath was halted on Monday amid gusty winds, heavy rain and snowfall in Uttarakhand even as the pilgrimage to Gangotri, Yamunotri, Hemkund Sahib, and Badrinath continued as usual. Read more
May 23, 2022 04:01 PM IST
INS Jalashwa carries out joint drills of IAF and army in Gulf of Kutch
Indian Navy’s largest troop carrier INS Jalashwa has carried out joint amphibious drills in the Gulf of Kachchh or Kutch off the coast of Gujarat involving troops from the Indian Air Force and Indian Army, reported news agency ANI.
May 23, 2022 03:48 PM IST
Russian soldier sentenced to life at Kyiv war crimes trial
A Ukrainian court sentenced a 21-year-old Russian soldier to life in prison on Monday for killing a Ukrainian civilian, in the first war crimes trial since Russia’s invasion, AP reported.
May 23, 2022 02:53 PM IST
Gyanvapi mosque case: Varanasi court completes hearing, reserves decision
The Varanasi district court on Monday completed hearing of arguments in the the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque case and reserves its decision until tomorrow. Read more
May 23, 2022 02:40 PM IST
Kolkata: Students of Calcutta University hold protest, demand online exams
Students of Calcutta University on Monday held a protest in Kolkata against the decision to conduct exams in the offline mode.
May 23, 2022 02:16 PM IST
PM Modi to lead main International Day of Yoga event at Mysuru
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the mass Yoga demonstration event in Mysuru on June 21 on the International Day of Yoga, news agency ANI reported.
May 23, 2022 01:12 PM IST
UP budget to be introduced on May 26: CM Yogi
The Uttar Pradesh budget for 2022-23 will be introduced on May 26, said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday. UP chief minister addressed the media before the first session of the 18th UP Assembly in Lucknow and welcomed all the elected members.
"The first session of the 18th UP Assembly is starting today. I welcome all the elected members. The state budget for 2022-23 will be introduced on May 26. Govt is prepared to discuss the issues which will be raised by members of the Assembly," Yogi said.
May 23, 2022 12:35 PM IST
Rajya Sabha secretariat returns to biometric attendance
Rajya Sabha secretariat returns to biometric attendance after it was suspended for over two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
May 23, 2022 12:25 PM IST
Gurugram administration asks pvt firms to allow their staff to WFH
The Gurugram district administration issued an advisory on Monday asking private companies to allow their staff to work from home so that traffic congestion on can be prevented. Several major roads in the city have been flooded after the downpour in the morning.
“The advisory is issued only for today and all those who have offices in Gurugram should continue to work from home to the extent possible,” stated the advisory issued by Gurugram deputy commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav who added that civic agencies can carry out the repair works if roads remain free.
May 23, 2022 11:45 AM IST
Biden, in Japan for Quad summit, says US would respond militarily if China invades Taiwan
U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan and that the United States stands with other nations to make sure China cannot use force in Taiwan. He added that China is flirting with danger in Taiwan by flying close to the island, news agency Reuters reported.
May 23, 2022 11:24 AM IST
Traffic update for Gurugram post heavy rain
ater logging has been reported near Atul Kataria chowk, Bakhtawar chowk, MDI chowk, Kanhai chowk, Aggrasain chowk, Vatika chowk, Mayfield garden chowk and Iffco chowk. Several roads in Sector 31/40, 42/47 and South City-2 are also submerged in water. A stretch of the Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road - a key connecting road for commuters travelling towards Delhi - is also flooded. The waterlogging has caused major traffic snarls in several areas of the city. The police have advised the commuters to plan the travel accordingly, or avoid the commute altogether if possible.
May 23, 2022 10:34 AM IST
After Delhi hit by rain, thunderstorm, around 100 flights delayed; 19 flights diverted
19 flights were diverted from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport between 6:30 and 9 am due to bad weather. 13 flights were diverted to Jaipur, 2 to Lucknow and 1 each to Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Indore. Around 100 flights have also been delayed so far.
May 23, 2022 09:29 AM IST
Assam flood: Six more die, 7.2 lakh affected, reports ANI
The flood situation in Assam has deteriorated with six more persons, including two children, losing their lives and nearly 7.2 lakh people coming under the impact of the deluge across 22 districts.
According to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), four persons drowned in Kampur revenue circle of Nagaon district.
May 23, 2022 09:00 AM IST
India records 2,022 new Covid cases in a day
India records 2,022 new Covid cases, 9% fewer than yesterday; 46 deaths in 24 hours.
May 23, 2022 07:29 AM IST
Wind speed to reach 90kmph in Delhi-NCR; IMD issues warning
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning for several parts of Delhi-NCR as heavy rain and thunderstorms lashed the national capital on Monday morning. “Rain along with gusty winds will continue” for the next couple of hours, the weather department said in a tweet. Extreme wind gusts going up to a ravaging speed of 90 Kmph is also expected.
May 23, 2022 06:35 AM IST
Flight operations at Delhi Airport hit due to bad weather
"Due to bad weather, flight operations at Delhi Airport are affected. Passengers are requested to get in touch with the airline concerned for updated flight information," says a statement by Delhi Airport.
May 23, 2022 06:30 AM IST
Delhi rains: SpiceJet requests flyers to keep check on flight status
May 23, 2022 06:30 AM IST
Air traffic may get affected due to heavy rains in Delhi-NCR
May 23, 2022 06:26 AM IST
Delhi-NCR hit by strong winds, heavy rain; airlines expect delays; power cuts reported in some areas
Several regions in Delhi-NCR were hit by strong winds and heavy rain; airlines expect delays; power cuts reported in some areas.
May 23, 2022 06:05 AM IST
Belgium become first country to introduce compulsory monkeypox quarantine
Belgium has become the first country to make the 21-day quarantine compulsory for the monkeypox patients after four cases of the disease have been reported last week.
The Belgian health authorities took this decision on Friday, Saudi Gazette reported citing Belgian media.
- The Buddhist priest — identified as Chulukhu (44) — informed police on Sunday that he and his friend arrived in Delhi from Bengaluru on Saturday and were staying in the Majnu Ka Tilla area.
- This will be the third one-year term extension for Venugopal, 91, who was initially appointed as Attorney General on July 1, 2017.
- The body of the man, a childhood friend of Lakra from Odisha’s Sundargarh district, was found hanging in an apartment in Bhubaneswar on February 28, shortly after he arrived in the city from Sundargarh.
- Officials, however, said the flooding situation is improving since rain has declined over the past week. Silchar however, remains the worst-affected area.