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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Pollution crimes an illegal industry worth millions, says Interpol report

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:16 AM IST
About 19 out of 195 Interpol member countries, including India, contributed to the report by sharing details of their pollution crimes or expertise.
Interpol has identified document fraud, tax evasion and money laundering as key components of modus operandi in pollution crimes. (Representational photo)
Interpol has identified document fraud, tax evasion and money laundering as key components of modus operandi in pollution crimes. (Representational photo)
ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

Krishna still in spate, Godavari shows signs of improvement

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:16 AM IST
All the 10 gates of Srisailam dam and 27 gates of Nagarjunsagar dam were lifted for the second consecutive day, letting out over three lakh cusecs of water into the downstream of Krishna river.
Even as the flood situation in Godavari showed signs of improvement with receding water level, the Krishna river continues to be in spate with all the major reservoirs in the basin filled to the brim and authorities releasing the water in the downstream. (PTI)
Even as the flood situation in Godavari showed signs of improvement with receding water level, the Krishna river continues to be in spate with all the major reservoirs in the basin filled to the brim and authorities releasing the water in the downstream. (PTI)
By, Hyderabad

Madras high court orders fresh probe into Isha Foundation’s phone bill case

Updated on Aug 13, 2022 12:15 AM IST
Isha Foundation had applied for a service connection in 2010 and services were provided without any issues until November 2018. This present dispute relates to bills issued by BSNL to the Coimbatore-based Isha Foundation for December 2018 and January 2019.
The Madras high court on Friday ordered a fresh probe into a case related to Jaggi Vasudev-led Isha Foundation’s non-payment of telephone bills due to the BSNL. (AP)
The Madras high court on Friday ordered a fresh probe into a case related to Jaggi Vasudev-led Isha Foundation’s non-payment of telephone bills due to the BSNL. (AP)
By, Chennai

Delhi police’s IFSO unit to probe all 10 FIRs against Nupur Sharma

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:13 AM IST
The IFSO unit probed Alt News founder Mohammed Zubair’s case too. In Zubair’s case, the six FIRs filed in Uttar Pradesh were transferred to Delhi Police.
Nupur Sharma (PTI)
Nupur Sharma (PTI)
By, New Delhi

Nine more judges appointed to Allahabad high court

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:12 AM IST
Earlier, their names were recommended by the collegium of the Supreme Court on July 19, 2022. At present, the Allahabad high court is functioning with 91 judges with a vacancy of 69 judges. The sanctioned strength is of 160 judges.
The central government on Friday notified the appointment of nine additional judges to the Allahabad high court. All of them belong to the higher judicial service (HJS). (Agencies)
The central government on Friday notified the appointment of nine additional judges to the Allahabad high court. All of them belong to the higher judicial service (HJS). (Agencies)
By, Prayagraj

NIA makes 9th arrest over Udaipur tailor’s murder

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:11 AM IST
The nine arrests were made on different dates — June 29, July 1, 9 and 21 and August 10 — as the probe is ongoing by the central agency .
On June 28, the two accused, Riyaz and Gaus Mohammad, had hacked Lal to death for supporting former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s contentious remarks on Prophet Mohammed. (HT Photo)
On June 28, the two accused, Riyaz and Gaus Mohammad, had hacked Lal to death for supporting former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s contentious remarks on Prophet Mohammed. (HT Photo)
By, New Delhi

India hits out at China for blocking sanction attempt against JeM leader

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:09 AM IST
On Wednesday, China blocked a move by India and the US to designate Azhar, the younger brother of JeM founder Masood Azhar and deputy leader of the terrorist group, as a ‘global terrorist’ by placing a “technical hold” on the proposal on the grounds that more time is needed to study the matter.
India on Friday said China’s blocking of a bid to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leader Abdul Rauf Azhar at the UN Security Council was “most uncalled for” and New Delhi will continue its efforts to bring terrorists to justice. (REUTERS)
India on Friday said China’s blocking of a bid to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leader Abdul Rauf Azhar at the UN Security Council was “most uncalled for” and New Delhi will continue its efforts to bring terrorists to justice. (REUTERS)
By, New Delhi

Produce record of proceedings in PILs against Soren: SC to J’khand

Updated on Aug 13, 2022 12:09 AM IST
A bench of justices U U Lalit and S Ravindra Bhat was hearing the matter when it ordered the government to produce the record by Wednesday.
One of the petitions which was filed on February 16 last year pertains to the alleged issuance of a mining lease by Soren, who also holds the mining portfolio, in his name last year. The chief minister has dismissed the allegation. (HT Photo)
One of the petitions which was filed on February 16 last year pertains to the alleged issuance of a mining lease by Soren, who also holds the mining portfolio, in his name last year. The chief minister has dismissed the allegation. (HT Photo)
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

SC sends notice on plea over deceased bank account holders

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:05 AM IST
Advocate Prashant Bhushan who represented the petitioner informed the court that the unclaimed money in dormant/inactive accounts is making its way to government owned funds which has seen a sharp rise over the last decade.
A bench of justices S Abdul Nazeer and JK Maheshwari issued notice to the Union ministries of finance, corporate affairs, SEBI and RBI on a public interest litigation filed by journalist Sucheta Dalal. (PTI)
A bench of justices S Abdul Nazeer and JK Maheshwari issued notice to the Union ministries of finance, corporate affairs, SEBI and RBI on a public interest litigation filed by journalist Sucheta Dalal. (PTI)
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

India dismisses insinuations that itswayed Lanka to block China ship visit at Hambantota port

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:05 AM IST
Sri Lanka recently deferred a proposal for the Yuan Wang 5, a vessel used by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to track satellites and ballistic missiles, to call at Hambantota port during July 11-17 for replenishment. Sri Lanka had cleared the port visit in July but has now said there is a need for further consultations on the issue.
India on Friday rejected China’s insinuations that New Delhi pressured Colombo to block a Chinese research vessel’s visit to Hambantota port and emphasised the need for mutual respect and sensitivity in India-China relations. (AFP)
India on Friday rejected China’s insinuations that New Delhi pressured Colombo to block a Chinese research vessel’s visit to Hambantota port and emphasised the need for mutual respect and sensitivity in India-China relations. (AFP)
By, New Delhi

17 still missing after boat capsizes in Yamuna River in UP’s Bandi district

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:02 AM IST
According to officials, the incident occurred on Thursday when the boat carrying nearly 40 people from Marka to Jarauli Ghat in the neighbouring Fatehpur district capsized after one of its flanks broke. A total of 17 returned to safety, and ten women and four children were on board, they added.
Seventeen people are still missing while three bodies were found after a mid-size boat capsized in the Yamuna River in the Banda district, officials said on Friday. (PTI)
Seventeen people are still missing while three bodies were found after a mid-size boat capsized in the Yamuna River in the Banda district, officials said on Friday. (PTI)
By, Kanpur

Sulli Deals app: SC to hear plea seeking clubbing of FIRs

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:01 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine a petition by the alleged creator of Sulli Deals app, Aumkareshwar Thakur, for clubbing multiple first information reports (FIRs) against him and hand over the probe to a single agency
A bench of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and MM Sundresh issued notices to states of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Delhi where the FIRs against Thakur are currently pending under charges of online harassment and hate speech. (HT Photo)
A bench of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and MM Sundresh issued notices to states of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Delhi where the FIRs against Thakur are currently pending under charges of online harassment and hate speech. (HT Photo)
By, New Delhi

UP ATS: Terrorist tasked with killing Nupur held

Published on Aug 12, 2022 11:56 PM IST
According to ADG Arora, Nadeem revealed during interrogation that he was trained to create virtual numbers and virtual IDs on social media and had provided over 30 such virtual numbers and to terror organisations. “Nadeem was in touch with terror operatives through WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, IMO, Telegram and Clubhouse,” said Arora.
The UP Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) on Friday arrested a suspected terror operative who was allegedly tasked by the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) to eliminate suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nupur Sharma (ANI)
The UP Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) on Friday arrested a suspected terror operative who was allegedly tasked by the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) to eliminate suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nupur Sharma (ANI)
By, Lucknow

Migrant worker shot dead in Kashmir terror attack

Published on Aug 12, 2022 11:55 PM IST
Amrez, a weaver, who hailed from Madhepura in Bihar, was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, the police said.
A day after four soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack, army personnel pay tributes to the deceased, in Jammu on Friday. (ANI)
A day after four soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack, army personnel pay tributes to the deceased, in Jammu on Friday. (ANI)

Maha’s CM Shinde plans to set up separate Sena Bhavan

Published on Aug 12, 2022 11:54 PM IST
The Shiv Sena has an organic link with Dadar. It is where the party was born in 1966 at the Ranade Road residence of founder Bal Thackeray, and it is where the party’s headquarter ‘Shiv Sena Bhavan’ is located.
Chief minister Eknath Shinde (HT Photo)
Chief minister Eknath Shinde (HT Photo)
By, Mumbai
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