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  • May 14, 2022 11:07 PM IST

    Fire breaks out at a plastic manufacturing factory in Delhi's Narela

    Fire breaks out at a plastic granule manufacturing factory in Delhi's Narela. As many as 27 fire tenders are currently at spot, Delhi Fire Services (DFS) officials said. As of now, no one is trapped. Efforts are on to douse off the flames. Read more.

  • May 14, 2022 09:02 PM IST

    Delhi logs 673 fresh Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

    Delhi continues its dipping trend in daily Covid-19 tally after 673 people tested positive for the virus. The case positivity rate of the national capital further dropped to 2.77 per cent, according to health bulletin data.

  • May 14, 2022 06:35 PM IST

    G7 criticises India's decision to stop wheat exports

    G7 on Saturday criticised India's decision to impose wheat export ban, reports news agency AFP quoting German agriculture minister. Read more.

  • May 14, 2022 06:15 PM IST

    Manik Saha to become the new Tripura CM

    Rajya Sabha MP Manik Saha will become the new chief minister of Tripura. He will replace Biplab Kumar Deb. Read more.

  • May 14, 2022 06:12 PM IST

    Delhi's Safdarjung records hottest day of the year so far with 44.2 degrees Celsius temperature

    Delhi's Safdarjung observatory, national capital's base weather station, records a maximum temperature of 44.2 degrees Celsius on Saturday (May 14). This is the hottest day of the year so far. Previously, hottest days of 2022 were on April 28, 29 and 30 when the mercury reached 43.5 degrees Celsius.

  • May 14, 2022 05:24 PM IST

    Fire breaks out in J&K forest, fire tenders unable to reach spot for area being hilly and lacking road connectivity

    A fire broke out in Jammu and Kashmir's Kashanari forest today in Udhampur district, news agency ANI reported. The fire spread up to many canals of area, and the cause of it is yet to be ascertained. “Fire tenders unable to reach spot because area is hilly and there is no road connectivity. Efforts on to douse it,” DFO Ramnagar Kuldeep Kumar was quoted as saying.

  • May 14, 2022 04:16 PM IST

    Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb resigns

    Tripura chief minister and BJP leader Biplab Deb has resigned from his post. The legislative party meeting will pick new leader at 5pm today. Read more.

  • May 14, 2022 03:55 PM IST

    Delhi LG says ‘immediate steps’ should be taken to avoid another incident like Mundka fire

    On the deadly fire in west Delhi's Mundka in which at least 27 people have lost their lives, and 12 sustained injuries, LG Anil Baijal said that “immediate steps” should be taken to ensure that such an incident does not happen again. Read more.

  • May 14, 2022 03:26 PM IST

    Seven deceased persons positively identified in Delhi's Mundka fire

    Seven persons of the 27 deceased have been positively identified in Delhi's Mundka fire tragedy.

  • May 14, 2022 02:40 PM IST

    Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed elected UAE president

    Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed has been elected the new president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), news agency AFP reported on Saturday citing state media.

  • May 14, 2022 01:51 PM IST

    India to provide 65,000 metric tonnes of urea to Sri Lanka

    India has assured Sri Lanka to immediately supply 65,000 metric tonnes of urea.

  • May 14, 2022 01:12 PM IST

    China withdraws as 2023 football Asian Cup host due to pandemic

    China withdraws as 2023 football Asian Cup host due to pandemic, AFP reports.

  • May 14, 2022 12:55 PM IST

    VIP jail rooms to be converted into jail management blocks: Bhagwant Mann

    All VIP rooms in jails will be converted into jail management blocks to ensure smooth functioning of jail staff, says Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann.

  • May 14, 2022 12:22 PM IST

    Sunil Jhakar announces quitting Congress party

    Former PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar goes live on Facebook, announces that he is parting ways with the Congress.

  • May 14, 2022 11:35 AM IST

    Delhi CM orders probe in Mundka fire tragedy

    Delhi CM orders probe in Mundka fire tragedy, says, 'Those found responsible won't be spared'.

  • May 14, 2022 11:34 AM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal reaches Mundka fire site

    Dehi Mundka fire: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at site of incident after building blaze kills 27.

  • May 14, 2022 10:54 AM IST

    Gyanvapi Masjid survey in UP begins after court order amid tight security

    Two days after a court in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi ordered for the survey at Gyanvapi mosque to continue amid objections over videography inside the complex, tight security was seen as officials began the court-mandated task. Read more

  • May 14, 2022 10:04 AM IST

    Extend GST compensation period must be extended by another 3 yrs: P Chidambaram

    GST compensation period must be extended by another 3 yrs, says ex-Finance minister P Chidambaram.

  • May 14, 2022 09:51 AM IST

    3 police personnel killed in Guna, MP

    Three policemen killed in firing by miscreants in Guna distict of Madhya Pradesh early on Saturday.

  • May 14, 2022 09:00 AM IST

    India prohibits wheat exports with immediate effect to control rising prices

    India prohibits wheat exports with immediate effect to control rising domestic prices, reports PTI, citing offiical notification

  • May 14, 2022 08:35 AM IST

    India's daily Covid tally sees minor surge with 2,858 infections

    India's daily Covid tally sees minor surge with 2,858 infections; active cases at 18,096; 11 deaths in 24 hours.

  • May 14, 2022 08:23 AM IST

    Delhi Mundka fire: 2 arrested 

    Delhi Mundka fire update: 2 arrested; they're owners of firm where blaze broke out, say cops.

  • May 14, 2022 07:55 AM IST

    Ram Nath Kovind, wife depart for Jamaica & Saint Vincent, Grenadines

    President Ram Nath Kovind along with his wife Savita Kovind depart for Jamaica & Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The president is on a visit to these two countries from 15-21 May.

  • May 14, 2022 07:01 AM IST

    Parag Agrawal tweets after Elon Musk bombshell

    Hours after Elon Musk put the $44 billion Twitter takeover deal on hold on Friday, Parag Agrawal - the CEO of the social media giant - put out a rare series of posts. Read more

  • May 14, 2022 06:14 AM IST

    UN Security Council condemns killing of Al Jazeera journalist

    UN Security Council condemns killing of Al Jazeera journalist, reports AFP.

  • May 14, 2022 05:46 AM IST

    New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for Covid-19

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tested positive for COVID-19 with moderate symptoms.

  • May 14, 2022 05:35 AM IST

    North Korea confirms 21 new deaths due to ‘fever’

    North Korea says 21 people died and 174,440 people were newly found with ‘fever symptoms’ on Friday alone.

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Sheena Bora murder case: A timeline of twists and turns

  • According to the CBI, Indrani Mukerjea killed Sheena Bora because she was furious over the relationship between Sheena Bora - whom she introduced to everyone as her sister - and Rahul Mukerjea, who is the son of Peter Mukerjea, her third husband. 
The Supreme Court says Indrani Mukerjea has already spent six-and-a-half years in custody and grants her bail.
The Supreme Court says Indrani Mukerjea has already spent six-and-a-half years in custody and grants her bail.
Updated on May 18, 2022 02:24 PM IST
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Written by Ishika Yadav | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Andhra govt revokes suspension of ex-intelligence chief, reinstates him in service

The 1989-batch IPS officer, who served as the state intelligence chief during the previous Telugu Desam Party regime, had been under suspension since February 8, 2020 on charges of violating rules in procuring some security equipment from Israel during his tenure.
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Published on May 18, 2022 02:20 PM IST
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At least 12 labourers killed as factory wall collapses in Gujarat's Morbi 

The government stands with the families of the deceased, said state minister Brijesh Merja.
A wall of a salt factory in Morbi's Halvad GIDC collapsed.(ANI)
A wall of a salt factory in Morbi's Halvad GIDC collapsed.(ANI)
Updated on May 18, 2022 02:25 PM IST
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Rivals Congress and MNF join hands to control Mizoram’s MADC, keep BJP out

Congress’s Mizoram unit said that the state leadership gave clear instructions to its elected council members not to ally with the MNF or the BJP
The BJP emerged as the largest party in the Mara autonomous district council elections on May 5 and staked claim. But the MNF members tied up with those from the Congress
The BJP emerged as the largest party in the Mara autonomous district council elections on May 5 and staked claim. But the MNF members tied up with those from the Congress
Published on May 18, 2022 02:05 PM IST
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'Hardik gratitude': On Patel, Congress says these are not his words

Youth Congress national president Srinivas BV posted a cryptic tweet after Hardik Patel's resignation, while Congress MP Shaktisinh Gohil said these are not Hardik Patel's words. 
Hardik Patel has quit the Congress on Wednesday expressing his sadness and disgust with the party. (ANI)
Hardik Patel has quit the Congress on Wednesday expressing his sadness and disgust with the party. (ANI)
Published on May 18, 2022 01:36 PM IST
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By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

SC gives green signal for OBC reservation in Madhya Pradesh local bodies

Wednesday’s order passed by a bench of justices AM Khanwilkar, AS Oka and CT Ravikumar directed the MP government to notify OBC seats going by the report of the three-member OBC commission formed by the state in September last year.
The top court had stayed reservation for the OBC community in local bodies in December last year. (Amal KS/HT photo)
The top court had stayed reservation for the OBC community in local bodies in December last year. (Amal KS/HT photo)
Published on May 18, 2022 01:34 PM IST
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ByAbraham Thomas

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: What AG Perarivalan said after he walked free

"I firmly believe there is no need for capital punishment. Not just for mercy...many justices including Supreme Court chief justices have said so and there are many examples. Everybody is human," Perarivalan told reporters with his mother Arputhammal and relatives by his side.
A G Perarivalan, convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.(PTI file photo)
A G Perarivalan, convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.(PTI file photo)
Updated on May 18, 2022 01:57 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Sidhu targets Mann, Kejriwal as Punjab sees farmers' protest: ‘Don't run to…'

  • The farmers' agitation near the Chandigarh-Mohali border continued on Wednesday after they were stopped from heading to the state's capital to raise various demands.
The farmers said that we will stay here and register their protest till Bhagwant Mann fulfill their demands.
The farmers said that we will stay here and register their protest till Bhagwant Mann fulfill their demands.
Published on May 18, 2022 01:20 PM IST
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By | Written by Kunal Gaurav

Afternoon brief: Ex-Tripura CM Biplab Deb named in 'fake CIA report'

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Former Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb(HT_PRINT)
Former Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 18, 2022 01:08 PM IST
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Jeep Meridian SUV to launch in India tomorrow: All you need to know

  • Jeep Meridian gets power from FCA's 2.0-litre diesel engine.
The Jeep Meridian features LED headlights with LED DRLs.
The Jeep Meridian features LED headlights with LED DRLs.
Published on May 18, 2022 01:07 PM IST
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Ex-Tripura CM Biplab Deb named in 'fake CIA report', wife files complaint

The complaint - filed three days after Deb resigned as chief minister, ahead of assembly elections next year - was lodged at the West Agartala Police Station on Tuesday.
Biplab Kumar Deb resigned as the chief minister of Tripura on May 14 in a surprising turn of events, with the northeastern state set to vote in 2023.(HT file photo)
Biplab Kumar Deb resigned as the chief minister of Tripura on May 14 in a surprising turn of events, with the northeastern state set to vote in 2023.(HT file photo)
Updated on May 18, 2022 12:38 PM IST
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By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Sheena Bora murder case: Supreme Court grants bail to Indrani Mukerjea

Sheena Bora murder case: Three-judge bench headed by justice L Nageswara Rao granted Indrani Mukerjea bail on grounds she had been in custody for more than six years and there was no scope for the trial to end soon.
Indrani Mukerjea being taken to Mumbai sessions court in May 2016. (HT File)
Indrani Mukerjea being taken to Mumbai sessions court in May 2016. (HT File)
Updated on May 18, 2022 01:25 PM IST
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ByAbraham Thomas

Assam floods | 4 lakh affected, IMD predicts ‘extremely heavy rains’: top points

The Indian Meteorological Department forecast very heavy to extremely heavy rain in the region for the next three days. Assam will stay on 'red alert' today as well.
The submerged railway tracks at New Halflong train station in Assam’s Dima Hasao district on Tuesday. (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
The submerged railway tracks at New Halflong train station in Assam’s Dima Hasao district on Tuesday. (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 18, 2022 12:09 PM IST
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By | Written by Ishika Yadav

What President Ram Nath Kovind said about Usain Bolt | Video

  • The president also mentioned cricket icons Chris Gayle, George Headley and Michael Holding in his speech at the state banquet hosted by Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica.
President Ram Nath Kovind attended a state banquet hosted by Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica.(Twitter @rashtrapatibhvn)
President Ram Nath Kovind attended a state banquet hosted by Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica.(Twitter @rashtrapatibhvn)
Published on May 18, 2022 11:59 AM IST
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Written by Ishika Yadav | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

‘Only opposes PM’: Hardik Patel’s resignation letter from Cong hints his next move

Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who exited the Congress on Wednesday, is widely expected to be headed to the BJP.
Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who resigned from the Congress on Wednesday, was sharply critical of the Congress leadership (PTI File Photo)
Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who resigned from the Congress on Wednesday, was sharply critical of the Congress leadership (PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2022 01:50 PM IST
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