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  • Jun 30, 2022 11:42 PM IST

    Bengal makes masks in public places mandatory again

    West Bengal government on Thursday mandated the use of masks and sanitisers, and maintaining social distance in public places once again after as many as 1,524 fresh Covid-19 cases and one death were reported in 24 hours.

  • Jun 30, 2022 10:23 PM IST

    Falling rocks along Char Dham route kill 3 pilgrims, injure 12: Officials

    Three pilgrims have died and a dozen received injuries due to falling rocks and boulders on the Sonprayag-Kedarnath route, disaster management officials in Uttarakhand said on Thursday.

  • Jun 30, 2022 09:47 PM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament to commence from 18th July

    The monsoon session of parliament has been scheduled from July 18 to August 12 this year, a Lok Sabha communique said on Thursday. 

  • Jun 30, 2022 08:05 PM IST

    President Ram Nath Kovind expresses condolences over loss of lives of civilians & armed forces personnel

  • Jun 30, 2022 07:30 PM IST

    Bajrang Dal activist Harsha murder case: NIA conducts search operation at 13 locations in Shivamogga district in Karnataka

    National Investigation Agency (NIA) today conducted searches at 13 locations in Shivamogga district in Karnataka in connection with the Bajrang Dal activist Harsha murder case. The searches were conducted at places of four suspects and 10 arrested accused, ANI reported.

  • Jun 30, 2022 07:13 PM IST

    Udaipur murder accused produced in local court amid tight security

    Udaipur murder accused produced in local court amid tight security.

  • Jun 30, 2022 06:23 PM IST

    ISRO's SPLV-C53 successfully lifts off from Sriharikota

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched three satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota. Read more

  • Jun 30, 2022 05:07 PM IST

    Udaipur tailor murder: Accused arrested to be present in court today

    Riyaz Akhtari and Ghouse Mohammad, the accused in the brutal murder of a tailor (in Udaipur, Rajasthan), will be presented in a special NIA court in court today.

  • Jun 30, 2022 04:25 PM IST

    Udaipur tailor murder: Son demands security, death sentence for accused

    The son of Kanhaiya Lal, the Udaipur tailor who was hacked to death in broad daylight by two Muslim men on Tuesday, has appealed to the Rajasthan government to provide security for himself and his family. "My father was not provided security but we should be provided”, Yash was quoted by news agency ANI. Read full report here

  • Jun 30, 2022 04:00 PM IST

    Udaipur murder: Ashok Gehlot holds meeting with officials over law and order situation in the state

    Chief minister Ashok Gehlot holds meeting with officials of the state pertaining to the law and order situation over the Udaipur incident., ANI reported.

  • Jun 30, 2022 03:55 PM IST

    Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine's strategic Snake Island

    Russian forces have withdrawn from Ukraine's Snake Island, a strategic outpost in the Black Sea, Russia's defence ministry and Ukraine's president's office said on Thursday, Reuters reported.

  • Jun 30, 2022 03:11 PM IST

    Several explosions, gunfire heard near Afghan grand assembly in Kabul

    Chaos erupts as several explosions, gunfire heard near Afghan grand assembly 'Loya Jirga' hall.

  • Jun 30, 2022 02:32 PM IST

    Manipur landslide: 7 killed, 19 rescued so far; rescue operations underway

    Two persons were killed and dozens, including locals and army personnel, were missing after a massive landslide occurred at a railway construction site in Manipur's Noney district. So far 19 people have been rescued, and around 55 people were feared trapped under the debris, rescue operations are underway, according to agencies.

  • Jun 30, 2022 02:20 PM IST

    Watch: High tide hits Marine Drive in Mumbai amid rainfall

  • Jun 30, 2022 01:51 PM IST

    Israeli Parliament dissolves, country to witness fifth election in under 4 years

    Israeli Parliament dissolves, country to witness fifth election in under 4 years; Yair Lapid to takeover as caretaker PM, reports AP.

  • Jun 30, 2022 01:39 PM IST

    Fadnavis, Shinde to reach Raj Bhavan around 3.30pm to stake claim to form the government

    Maharashtra crisis: BJP's Devendra Fadnavis, rebel Sena MLA Eknath Shinde to reach Raj Bhavan at around 3.30pm to stake claim to form govt.

  • Jun 30, 2022 01:08 PM IST

    Delhi HC agrees to hear plea tomorrow a plea by Alt News co-founder challenging his arrest and custodial interrogation

    Delhi High Court agrees to hear on Friday a plea by Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking site Alt News, challenging his arrest and custodial interrogation.

  • Jun 30, 2022 12:32 PM IST

    Rebel Shiv Sena leader Ekanth Shinde leaves Goa for Mumbai

    Rebel Shiv Sena leader Ekanth Shinde leaves Goa for Mumbai, to meet Maharashtra Governor.

  • Jun 30, 2022 11:55 AM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates 'Raising & Accelerating MSME Performance' scheme

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the 'Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance' scheme at Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital.

  • Jun 30, 2022 11:38 AM IST

    PM Modi attends ‘Udyami Bharat’ program

    PM Narendra Modi attends ‘Udyami Bharat’ program at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.

  • Jun 30, 2022 11:02 AM IST

    IMD on monsoon across country

    Southwest monsoon has further advanced into entire Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmiri, some parts of Rajasthan, entire Delhi, some parts of Punjab and Haryana today: IMD

  • Jun 30, 2022 10:34 AM IST

    Vijay Babu appears before probe officials for fourth straight day

    Actor-producer Vijay Babu appeared before the probe officials for the fourth consecutive day in the Ernakulam Town South PS for interrogation in connection with a sexual assault case.

  • Jun 30, 2022 09:47 AM IST

    Markets opening bell

    Market opening bell: Sensex jumps 200 points, trades at 53,254; Nifty at 15,856.

  • Jun 30, 2022 09:13 AM IST

    India's active caseload crosses 1-lakh mark with 18,819 new Covid cases

    India's active caseload crosses 1-lakh mark with 18,819 new Covid cases; 39 deaths in 24 hours.

  • Jun 30, 2022 08:07 AM IST

    Delhi receives rainfall in some parts

    Delhi received rainfall in some parts of the capital on Thursday morning.

  • Jun 30, 2022 07:24 AM IST

    Taliban to meet US on releasing frozen Afghan funds after earthquake

    The Taliban is set to meet the US on Thursday to discuss releasing frozen Afghanistan funds after last week's earthquake.

  • Jun 30, 2022 06:40 AM IST

    Amarnath Yatra commences today

    Amarnath Yatra commences today with the first group of pilgrims en route to the holy cave.

  • Jun 30, 2022 06:02 AM IST

    IMD issues ‘orange’ alert in Delhi, likely to receive rainfall

    The IMD has predicted rainfall in the national capital on Thursday.

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Margaret Alva reacts after Nitish Kumar dumps BJP in Bihar

Published on Aug 09, 2022 10:43 PM IST
  • Chief minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot said the crisis in Bihar was "bound to happen". He said the RJD and the BJP made an alliance just for the sake of power.
Last week, after losing the vice-presidential polls to Jagdeeep Dhankhar, she had hit out at Opposition parties who supported the BJP in the election "directly or indirectly".(PTI file pic)
Last week, after losing the vice-presidential polls to Jagdeeep Dhankhar, she had hit out at Opposition parties who supported the BJP in the election "directly or indirectly".(PTI file pic)

The progressive fall in Parliament productivity

Published on Aug 09, 2022 10:42 PM IST
A Parliament functioning below its optimal capacity and not fulfilling its full remit has other trickle-down effects, notably a decline in debates and questions taken by government members of Parliament (MPs), and a greater use of mechanisms to make laws that bypass Parliament
 (ANI)
(ANI)
ByPayoja Ahluwalia

Nitish to take oath again as CM, now Tejashwi will be his deputy | Top points

Updated on Aug 09, 2022 11:05 PM IST
  • Nitish Kumar, who broke ties BJP-led National Democratic Alliance and put in his papers as the coalition's chief minister, will now be heading a Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) government of seven parties, supported by an Independent.
JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar speaks to the media after meeting Bihar governor Phagu Chauhan, as RJD's Tejashwi Yadav looks on, in Patna on Tuesday. (ANI)
JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar speaks to the media after meeting Bihar governor Phagu Chauhan, as RJD's Tejashwi Yadav looks on, in Patna on Tuesday. (ANI)
By | Written by Sohini Goswami

Nitish Kumar dials Sonia, Rahul after resigning to express gratitude: Report

Published on Aug 09, 2022 09:38 PM IST
Earlier in the day, Congress had said it will support any non-BJP government in Bihar to help strengthen secular forces. The Congress has 19 legislators in the Bihar Assembly.
JD(U)'s Nitish Kumar spoke with Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
JD(U)'s Nitish Kumar spoke with Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
PTI |

‘A parasite’: Bihar BJP leaders fume after Nitish Kumar pole vaults to RJD

Updated on Aug 09, 2022 09:39 PM IST
Union minister Giriraj Singh dared Nitish Kumar to hold fresh elections and contest independently. “We followed the coalition dharma. I dare him to fight independently. He is a parasite. At times, he sticks to BJP, at times to RJD”
JDU leader Nitish Kumar interacts with the media after submiting his resignation to governor Phagu Chauhan at Raj Bhawan in Patna on Tuesday. (HT Photo/Santosh Kumar)
JDU leader Nitish Kumar interacts with the media after submiting his resignation to governor Phagu Chauhan at Raj Bhawan in Patna on Tuesday. (HT Photo/Santosh Kumar)

Celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav with Smartacus 2022: HT interschool quiz

Updated on Aug 09, 2022 09:14 PM IST
Smartacus 2022: Registration for Smartacus 2022 is free. The quiz will test budding quizzers on topics spanning from history, geography, sports, language and literature, to science, arts and entertainment, culture and lifestyle and general knowledge.
The selection round of this quiz will be conducted on August 15th, from 2-3 PM. It will be individual, wherein students of grades 5 to 12 will compete asynchronously on the Quizizz platform. 
The selection round of this quiz will be conducted on August 15th, from 2-3 PM. It will be individual, wherein students of grades 5 to 12 will compete asynchronously on the Quizizz platform. 

9 killed as autorickshaw rams into bus in Bengal's Birbhum district

Published on Aug 09, 2022 09:08 PM IST
The incident occurred at Mallarpur near Rampurhat when the overcrowded autorickshaw collided head-on with the South Bengal State Transport Corporation (SBSTC) bus.
Nine people killed in auto and bus collision in Mallarpur police station area of Birbhum district on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Nine people killed in auto and bus collision in Mallarpur police station area of Birbhum district on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
PTI |

Daily brief: China drills part of a game-plan for invasion, says Taiwan FM

Published on Aug 09, 2022 09:08 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
China conducted what it described as "precision missile strikes" on Thursday in waters off Taiwan's coasts as part of military exercises that have raised tensions in the region to their highest level in decades following a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (AP File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
China conducted what it described as "precision missile strikes" on Thursday in waters off Taiwan's coasts as part of military exercises that have raised tensions in the region to their highest level in decades following a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (AP File Photo)(HT_PRINT)

ASSAM: Three NNC operatives arrested in Cachar

Published on Aug 09, 2022 08:23 PM IST
The Cachar Police said the three suspected NNC militants were involved in the murder of a 30-year-old David Rongmai in January this year
Cachar district superintendent of police Ramandeep Kaur on Tuesday said the three were arrested by a joint team of Assam police and Assam Rifles’ field intelligence unit (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Cachar district superintendent of police Ramandeep Kaur on Tuesday said the three were arrested by a joint team of Assam police and Assam Rifles’ field intelligence unit (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Amit Shah launches onboarding of 300 cooperatives on GeM portal. It is a first

Published on Aug 09, 2022 06:27 PM IST
In the first phase, all eligible cooperatives with a turnover and deposits of 100 crore will be able to start placing orders on the GeM portal
Union minister of home affairs and cooperation Amit Shah speaks during the launch of the onboarding of cooperatives on the Government e Marketplace (GeM) portal in New Delhi on Tuesday (PTI)
Union minister of home affairs and cooperation Amit Shah speaks during the launch of the onboarding of cooperatives on the Government e Marketplace (GeM) portal in New Delhi on Tuesday (PTI)

Nitish Kumar & Tejashwi Yadav renew ties to form Bihar’s Mahagathbandhan govt

Updated on Aug 09, 2022 06:34 PM IST
Nitish Kumar was elected leader of 'Mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) as a prelude to staking claim to form the new government in Bihar.
Nitish Kumar with RJD leaders Tejashwi Yadav and his brother Tej Pratap. (HT Photo)
Nitish Kumar with RJD leaders Tejashwi Yadav and his brother Tej Pratap. (HT Photo)
By | Written by Sohini Goswami

Appointment of CPI(M) leader’s wife: Kerala guv seeks explanation from Kannur V-C

Published on Aug 09, 2022 05:20 PM IST
The governor is upset because of the political interference and nepotism in key posts in Kerala universities, sources close Raj Bhawan said
Kerala governor Arif Mohammad Khan. (PTI File Photo)
Kerala governor Arif Mohammad Khan. (PTI File Photo)

Evening brief: What Nitish Kumar said after resigning as Bihar CM

Updated on Aug 09, 2022 05:09 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Nitish Kumar with RJD leaders Tejashwi Yadav and his brother Tej Pratap. (HT Photo)
Nitish Kumar with RJD leaders Tejashwi Yadav and his brother Tej Pratap. (HT Photo)

‘Good start’: Akhilesh says like Bharat Chhodo, new slogan is coming from Bihar

Updated on Aug 09, 2022 05:20 PM IST
  • Bihar politics: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said soon other political parties and people is different will stand up against the BJP.
File photo of Akhilesh Yadav
File photo of Akhilesh Yadav

Nitish Kumar resigns as NDA chief minister

Updated on Aug 09, 2022 04:35 PM IST
a support letter of 160 lawmakers to stake the claim to form the government as part of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)-led alliance
Security personnel outside Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's residence. (PTI)
Security personnel outside Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's residence. (PTI)
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