Highlights: Schools in Punjab to observe summer vacations from May 14 due to heatwave, says CM Mann

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  • Apr 29, 2022 10:51 PM IST

    Punjab schools to observe summer vacation from May 14 due to heatwave: CM Mann

    Punjab chief minister and AAP leader Bhagwant Mann said on Friday that owing to the severe and sudden heatwave in the border state, suggestions had come from “thousands of parents and teachers” regarding early summer vacations. Keeping that in mind, Punjab government has decided to observe summer vacation in all schools of the state from May 14 onwards, news agency ANI reported.

  • Apr 29, 2022 10:05 PM IST

    Court rejects Rana couple's plea for home food in jail

    A magistrate court in Mumbai rejects independent MP-MLA couple Naveent and Ravi Rana's plea for home food in jail. The couple who have been in prison since Saturday in Maharashtra Hanuman Chalisa row filed applications seeking home food in jail on Thursday. Their bail plea will be heard on Saturday.

  • Apr 29, 2022 08:51 PM IST

    Shiv Sena leader Harish Singla held in connection with Patiala clashes

    Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) group leader Harish Singla arrested in connection to Patiala clashes in Punjab. His arrest comes after Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann held a high-level meeting earlier today. Read more.

  • Apr 29, 2022 08:33 PM IST

    Kejriwal arrives at Mamata's Delhi residence.

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal arrives at his Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee's residence in the national capital, ANI reports. Read more.

  • Apr 29, 2022 07:55 PM IST

    Maharashtra records 148 new coronavirus cases and 2 deaths 

    Maharashtra recorded 148 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday, a bulk of them in Mumbai, while two patients succumbed to the infection in the state, the health department said.

  • Apr 29, 2022 07:43 PM IST

    Court pulls up Assam Police for registering "false FIR" while releasing Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani on bail

    A court in Assam on Friday pulled up Assam police for registering "false FIR" while releasing Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani on bail, news agency PTI reported. 

  • Apr 29, 2022 07:28 PM IST

    Delhi records second hottest April in 72 years

    Delhi records the second hottest April in 72 years with an average monthly maximum temperature of 40.2 degrees Celsius, says the Indian Metrological Department (IMD).

  • Apr 29, 2022 07:21 PM IST

    Jharkhand: People hold protest over frequent power outages amidst the electricity crisis, in Ranchi

    People hold protest over frequent power outages amidst the electricity crisis, in Jharkhand's Ranchi.

  • Apr 29, 2022 06:57 PM IST

    Coal crises: Govt decides to cancel 657 passenger trains 

    The government has decided to cancel 657 Mail/Exp/Passenger trains to ensure priority routes for coal wagons and faster turnaround. A Total of 533 coal rakes were put on duty. For the power sector, 427 rakes were loaded yesterday. 1.62 million tonnes loaded for power sector, ANI reported. 

  • Apr 29, 2022 06:38 PM IST

    Lt Gen BS Raju to be new Vice Chief of Army

    Lt Gen Baggavalli Somashekar Raju will take over as the next vice chief of the Army Staff on May 1, the defence ministry said on Friday.

  • Apr 29, 2022 05:57 PM IST

    Curfew imposed in Patiala from 7 pm today, 29th April to 6 am tomorrow

    In the wake of the clash that erupted between two groups in Punjab's Patiala, a curfew has been imposed in Patiala from 7pm today to 6am tomorrow, news agency ANI reported.  

  • Apr 29, 2022 05:33 PM IST

    Govt panel recommends Serum Institute's Covovax Covid vaccine for kids aged 12-17

    The Covid-19 working group of the NTAGI has recommended the inclusion of the Serum Institute's Covovax in the national vaccination programme for those aged between 12- 17 years. 

  • Apr 29, 2022 05:18 PM IST

    Watch: PM Modi meets Sikh delegation in Delhi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi met a Sikh delegation at his residence in the national capital on Friday.

  • Apr 29, 2022 04:59 PM IST

    Bhagwant Mann to hold emergency meeting at 5:30pm on Patiala incident 

    The chief minister of Punjab Bhagwant Mann will have an emergency meeting with DGP Bhawra and other senior police officers at 5.30 pm on the Patiala incident.

  • Apr 29, 2022 04:32 PM IST

    BSF shoots down drone entering from Pakistan in Punjab's Amritsar

    The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday shot down a drone while it was entering from Pakistan into Indian territory near Dhanoe Kalan village in Punjab's Amritsar Sector, ANI reported,

  • Apr 29, 2022 04:10 PM IST

    After over 2 years, China to permit 'some stranded Indian students' to return

    After over 2 years, China will permit 'some stranded Indian students' to return, reports PTI citing Chinese foreign ministry.

  • Apr 29, 2022 03:50 PM IST

    Assam court grants bail to Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani in police assault case

    A local court in Assam’s Barpeta district on Friday granted bail to Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani who was arrested earlier this week for allegedly assaulting a policewoman.

  • Apr 29, 2022 03:45 PM IST

    Pakistani man arrested along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri

    A man from Pakistan was arrested on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri sector on Friday, PTI reported.

  • Apr 29, 2022 03:21 PM IST

    Farmers protest near residence of Punjab power minister over electricity shortage

    Different farmer groups held a protest near the residence of Punjab Power Minister Harbhajan Singh here on Friday against the alleged inadequate electricity supply to the farm sector, PTI reported.

  • Apr 29, 2022 02:56 PM IST

    Modi to inaugurate joint conference on CMs, CJI of HCs tomorrow

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the joint conference of chief ministers and chief justices of high courts, on Saturday (April 30). Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Union minister for law and justice Kiren Rijiju will also address the conference, ANI reported.

  • Apr 29, 2022 02:45 PM IST

    Sri Lankan president agrees to remove brother as prime minister amid worst economic crisis in decades

    Sri Lankan president agrees to remove brother as prime minister amid worst economic crisis in decades, AP reported.

  • Apr 29, 2022 02:33 PM IST

    Defence cos carved out of erstwhile Ordnance Factory Board post provisional profts

    Defence cos carved out of erstwhile Ordnance Factory Board post provisional profts - from 5 crore to 60 crore - for Oct 2021-March 2022

  • Apr 29, 2022 02:26 PM IST

    Clashes erupted outside the Kali Mandir in Patiala

  • Apr 29, 2022 01:28 PM IST

    'Less than a day's coal left': Delhi minister as Capital stares at power crisis

    As Delhi stares at a power crisis, like several other states in the country, the city-state’s power minister Satyendar Jain on Friday raised an alarm.

  • Apr 29, 2022 01:09 PM IST

    IMD issues yellow warning for seven states including Delhi

  • Apr 29, 2022 12:02 PM IST

    PM Modi to host Sikh delegation at his residence today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday host a Sikh delegation at his residence. 

    "This evening, I will be hosting a Sikh delegation at my residence. The group includes people from different walks of life. I will also be addressing the gathering at around 5:30 PM. Do watch..." Modi tweeted. 

  • Apr 29, 2022 11:41 AM IST

    Foreign minister Jaishankar meets Bhutanese counterpart Tandi Dorji

    Foreign minister S Jaishankar on Friday met his Bhutanese counterpart Tandi Dorji. Earlier in the day, Jaishnkar said he was looking forward to a productive trip and enhancing bilateral cooperation between India and Bhutan during his meetings with the top leadership. 

    He is Bhutan's first high-level visitor from abroad since the onset of Covid pandemic in the country in March 2020.

  • Apr 29, 2022 10:34 AM IST

    Maharashtra loudspeaker row: Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut hits out at BJP

    Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut hit out at the BJP on Friday over the loudspeaker row by saying that the saffron party wants to do politics and create disturbance on the matter of loudspeakers in Maharashtra. 

    “Maharashtra govt said that court order to be followed regarding loudspeakers. State Home min called all parties for the meeting but BJP opposed it,” Raut was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 

  • Apr 29, 2022 10:14 AM IST

    BJP President JP Nadda visits Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat

    BJP national President JP Nadda visited the Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat on Friday. He was accompanied by chief minister Bhupendra Patel.

  • Apr 29, 2022 09:37 AM IST

    Power crisis in Bihar: Shortage of 1000 MW, will be solved in a day or two, says minister

  • Apr 29, 2022 09:03 AM IST

    India sees 3,377 Covid cases, highest single-day rise since mid-March

    India continued to see a surge in its daily Covid-19 tally after 3,377 infections were registered in the last 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 4,30,72,176, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard. 

    Sixty more patients died in the last 24 hours and the toll has climbed to 5,23,753. 

  • Apr 29, 2022 08:46 AM IST

    171 Covid-19 cases seen in IIT Madras so far

    The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has recorded 171 cases due to Covid-19 till now. 

    “Total 171 Covid19 cases detected in IIT-Madras campus till now. Few more cases have been reported in IIT Madras. These all are part of our saturation test. There is nothing to panic about. We have not closed the institution. We are ensuring that the cluster doesn't spread to other places,” Tamil Nadu health secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan said on Thursday. 

  • Apr 29, 2022 08:11 AM IST

    PM Modi to inaugurate Global Patidar Business Summit today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate the Global Patidar Business Summit (GPBS) on Friday at 12 noon. The summit, which is being held at Gujarat's Surat city, is organised by Sardardham. 

  • Apr 29, 2022 07:34 AM IST

    Mizoram reports 99 new Covid-19 cases; active cases climb to 744

  • Apr 29, 2022 07:05 AM IST

    Saudi Arabia: Pakistan PM delegation being met with 'chor-chor' slogans, says report

    A delegation led by Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, which is on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia, was met with slogans of “chor chor” (thieves) as it entered the Masjid-e-Nabawi in Madina on Thursday.

  • Apr 29, 2022 06:32 AM IST

    Assam court to pass order on Jignesh Mevani's bail plea today

    A local court in Assam's Barpeta district will pass its order on the bail plea of Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani on Friday. Mevani was remanded to five days of police custody in connection with an assault case.

  • Apr 29, 2022 05:45 AM IST

    Haryana to get additional power from other states to meet consumption

    Haryana power minister Ch Ranjeet Singh has said that the state will take additional power from Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh and other sources to meet the consumption, amid reports of thermal power plants witnessing a dip in their coal stocks. 

    "We will tackle the situation within a week. 1200-1400 MW additional power would be taken from Adani. Power consumption has increased. Further, 350 MW of additional power would be taken from Chhattisgarh and 150 MW from Madhya Pradesh," Singh told news agency ANI. 

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Published on Nov 29, 2022 12:00 AM IST

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A team of NDR of Crime Branch, R.K Puram, arrested a woman and her son for allegedly killing her husband and chopping the body into pieces in her house at Trilokpuri in New Delhi, India, on Monday, November 28, 2022. (HT Photos)
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Published on Nov 28, 2022 11:53 PM IST

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Published on Nov 28, 2022 11:47 PM IST

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Rolls Royce AE2100 Hydrogen Test at Boscombe Down. (Rolls Royce)
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Just for kicks: Has Belgium’s golden generation lost its lustre?

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 11:46 PM IST

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Updated on Nov 28, 2022 11:46 PM IST

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