Highlights: Delhi records 613 fresh Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths; positivity rate at 2.74%

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  • May 15, 2022 10:46 PM IST

    Delhi records 613 fresh Covid-19 cases

    Delhi records 613 fresh Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths; positivity rate at 2.74%/

  • May 15, 2022 09:43 PM IST

    Five killed in Bihar as car falls into deep gorge

    Five youths were killed here on Sunday when their car skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge, a police official said.

    According to Aurangabad Deputy SP Gautam Sharan Omi, the deceased, all in the age group of 18-19 years, were residents of Chhatarpur in adjoining Jharkhand. They were returning home after attending a wedding in Nabinagar block of Aurangabad. Two other occupants of the car have survived and were undergoing treatment at a hospital for injuries, said the official.

  • May 15, 2022 09:03 PM IST

    Aam Aadmi Party forays into Kerala, announces alliance with Twenty20 party

    Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party's National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced 'People's Welfare Alliance', which is an alliance of AAP with Kerala's Twenty20 party, ahead of Thrikkakkara assembly byelection. Read more

  • May 15, 2022 08:24 PM IST

    India registers protest over 'brutal killing' of Sikh traders in Pak

    India on Sunday called upon Pakistan to take strict action against those responsible for the brutal killing of Sikh traders in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, news agency ANI reported.

    Two Sikh shopkeepers were gunned down by unidentified assailants in the Bata Tal bazaar in Peshawar. Media reports said the assailants escaped after the target killing.

  • May 15, 2022 07:57 PM IST

    Assam floods: 3 people dead due to landslides, reports ANI

    Around 25,000 people across six districts of Assam have been affected by the first wave of floods in the state this year. Three people including a woman died in landslide incidents in Haflong area in Dima Hasao district on Saturday.

    Assam State Disaster Management Authority today afternoon informed that "Till now, a total of 24,681 people of 94 villages in six districts - Cachar, Dhemaji, Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, Nagaon and Kamrup (Metro) have been affected due to floods."

  • May 15, 2022 06:42 PM IST

    Mercury crosses 49 degreed in Delhi

    The maximum temperature recorded in Delhi's Mungeshpur today is 49.2 degree Celsius.

  • May 15, 2022 05:59 PM IST

    Cargo boat sinks off Ballard Pier in Mumbai, three rescued

    A cargo boat sank into the Arabian sea off Ballard Pier in south Mumbai, and three persons on board were rescued soon after they jumped off when it started sinking, a police official said on Sunday as per news agency PTI.

  • May 15, 2022 05:19 PM IST

    Anti-encroachment drives: Delhi CM to chair meet with AAP MLAs tomorrow

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will chair a meeting with all the MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party on the ongoing anti-encroachment drives in Delhi at 11am tomorrow, May 16th.

  • May 15, 2022 05:02 PM IST

    Centre extends wheat procurement season till May 31, says Piyush Goyal

    “To ensure that no wheat farmer faces inconvenience, Modi Sarkar extends wheat procurement season till 31 May 2022. We are committed to ensuring farm prosperity,” Piyush Goyal tweeted.

  • May 15, 2022 04:40 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi speaks at Chintan Shivir

    Congress president to set up advisory group from among Congress Working Committee members to deliberate on political challenges.

  • May 15, 2022 04:30 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi speaks at Chintan Shivir

    At Chintan Shivir, Sonia Gandhi says Congress will launch a 'National Kanyakumari to Kashmir Bharat Jodo Yatra' on Gandhi Jayanti this year.

  • May 15, 2022 03:54 PM IST

    BJP destroying the future of Indian youth: Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi, during the ongoing Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party on issues of unemployment and inflation; and accused the party of "destroying the future" of Indian youth.

     

    "The government has destroyed the future of the youth of India. Unemployment on the one hand, inflation on the other, there has been a war in Ukraine, it will have an impact on inflation in the coming times," the Congress leader said.

  • May 15, 2022 03:27 PM IST

    PM Modi congratulates shuttlers on Thomas Cup win

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Indian ace shuttlers on their Thomas Cup victory and wrote, "The Indian badminton team has scripted history! The entire nation is elated by India winning the Thomas Cup! Congratulations to our accomplished team and best wishes to them for their future endeavours. This win will motivate so many upcoming sportspersons."


    Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and the doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty created history as the Indian men's badminton team defeated Indonesia 3-0 to win their first-ever Thomas Cup gold.

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  • May 15, 2022 03:24 PM IST

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks at Chintan Shivir in Udaipur

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, speaking at Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, said: "Which other political party in this country would allow this type of conversation? Certainly, the BJP, and RSS would never allow such a thing. India is a union of states, people of India come together to form the union."

  • May 15, 2022 03:20 PM IST

    Mundka fire incident: Roles of civic agencies will be probed, says DCP


    DCP (Outer) Sameer Sharma said roles of civic agencies will be probed. "We'll write to them to get necessary details in connection with the building. Responsibility will be fixed," he said.

    A four storey building housing an assembling unit caught fire in Mundka claiming 27 lives on Friday.

  • May 15, 2022 02:28 PM IST

    Kerala: Water-logging in several parts, IMD sounds orange alert

    The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) has issued a warning of heavy rainfall in the state of Kerala for the next five days due to strong westerly winds in the Arabian Sea. An orange alert has been issued by IMD in six districts of the state.

  • May 15, 2022 01:54 PM IST

    Two members of the Sikh community shot dead in Pakistan

    Two people belonging to the Sikh community were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the Sarband area in Pakistan on Sunday.

  • May 15, 2022 01:46 PM IST

    PM Modi congratulates Manik Saha for swearing-in as 11th CM of Tripura

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Manik Saha for swearing-in as 11th CM of Tripura. “Congratulations to Shri @DrManikSaha2 on taking oath as Tripura’s CM. Best wishes to him for a fruitful tenure. I am confident he will add vigour to the development journey of Tripura which began in 2018,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter.

  • May 15, 2022 01:37 PM IST

    South Korea to hold dialogue with North Korea over Covid-19 support: Reports

    Reports suggest South Korea to hold dialogue with North Korea over Covid-19 support.

  • May 15, 2022 12:12 PM IST

    Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque complex completed for 2nd day

    Survey of Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque complex completed for the second day. 

  • May 15, 2022 11:40 AM IST

    Manik Saha takes oath as 11th chief minister of Tripura

    Manik Saha on Sunday took oath as 11th chief minister of Tripura.

  • May 15, 2022 11:28 AM IST

    Sri Lanka Sri Lanka lifts curfew for Buddhist festival

    Sri Lankan authorities lifted a nationwide curfew Sunday for an important Buddhist festival.

  • May 15, 2022 10:56 AM IST

    Delhi Mundka fire: Manish Lakra, owner of building, arrested by police

    Delhi Mundka fire: Police arrests owner of building - Manish Lakra.

  • May 15, 2022 10:29 AM IST

    Delhi police to arrest Rajasthan Minister Mahesh Joshi’s son

    A team of Delhi Police conducted a raid at Rajasthan Minister Mahesh Joshi’s house in Jaipur to arrest his son Rohit Joshi but he was found to be absconding. Delhi Police has filed an FIR against Rohit after a 23-year-old woman alleged that he raped her.

  • May 15, 2022 10:19 AM IST

    Incessant rains, landslides hit Assam

    Landslides reported so far from 12 villages in Dima Hasao district. Around 80 houses are severely affected, 3 people dead in Haflong area: Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ANI)

  • May 15, 2022 09:45 AM IST

    Sri Lanka: New PM appoints Ruwan Wijewardena to protect Gota Go Gama

    Newly-appointed Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that he has entrusted the Sri Lankan State Minister of Defense and Deputy Leader of the UNP, Ruwan Wijewardena with the responsibility to give protection to the protest site at Galle Face area.

  • May 15, 2022 09:02 AM IST

    Punjab cops seek more security for Kejriwal

    The police in Punjab have written to the Delhi Police about an increased threat to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal from Khalistani elements, proposing to provide additional security cover to the Aam Aadmi Party convener. Read more

  • May 15, 2022 08:37 AM IST

    India sees drop in daily Covid-19 tally with 2,487 case

    India records 2,487 Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths in 24 hours.

  • May 15, 2022 08:18 AM IST

    Manik Saha to take oath as Tripura CM today

    Manik Saha will take oath as the eleventh chief minister of Tripura on Sunday at the Raj Bhawan in Agartala. A report by news agency ANI said that the swearing-in ceremony of the council of ministers will take place at 11:30 am.

  • May 15, 2022 07:35 AM IST

    Protests against Kashmiri Pandit staffer’s killing intensify in J&K

    Protests escalated in Kashmir against the Thursday’s killing of a government employee belonging to the migrant Kashmiri Pandit community by militants. Read more

  • May 15, 2022 06:45 AM IST

    North Korea confirms 15 more deaths amid Covid outbreak

    North Korea has confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands of additional patients with flu-like symptoms amid the country's first Covid outbreak.

  • May 15, 2022 06:33 AM IST

    IGL price hike in Delhi: CNG to cost 71.61/kg, piped cooking gas 45.86

    Prices of CNG in the national capital on Thursday were hiked by 2.50 per kg and that of piped cooking gas by 4.25 per unit to record levels on the back of surge in raw material cost. Read more

  • May 15, 2022 05:43 AM IST

    Former test cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in auto accident

    Former Australian test cricketer Andrew Symonds has died after a single-vehicle auto accident near Townsville in northeast Australia.

  • May 15, 2022 05:42 AM IST

    10 dead, suspect arrested in mass shooting at supermarket in New York

    A gunman wearing military gear and livestreaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket, killing 10 people.

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Seers prepare constitution of ‘Hindu Rashtra’

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:57 AM IST
A section of seers and scholars are preparing a draft of the ‘Constitution of India as a Hindu nation’, said people familiar with the matter, adding that the document is scheduled to be presented at the ‘Dharam Sansad’ that will be organised during Magh Mela 2023
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By, Prayagraj

Stories of jawans’ valour to be part of school books: Pradhan

Updated on Aug 13, 2022 12:56 AM IST
The valour of Indian soldiers will be included in the school curriculum and textbooks to inculcate a sense of responsibility towards the nation among students from an early age, Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday.
Students holding National flags attend the felicitation of 'Super 25' students of Veer Gatha contest organised by Gallantry Awards Portal of India in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
Students holding National flags attend the felicitation of 'Super 25' students of Veer Gatha contest organised by Gallantry Awards Portal of India in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
By, New Delhi

Gujarat Congress MLA’s kin booked for running over six

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:51 AM IST
Gujarat police on Friday booked the son-in-law of a Congress legislator after his SUV rammed into an autorickshaw and a motorcycle in Anand district, killing six people, a senior officer said.
Anand superintendent of police Ajit Rajian said the accident took place near Sojitra village on a state highway connecting Anand town to Tarapur, in Gujarat, on Thursday evening.
Anand superintendent of police Ajit Rajian said the accident took place near Sojitra village on a state highway connecting Anand town to Tarapur, in Gujarat, on Thursday evening.
By, Ahmedabad

10-hour ordeal: MP woman swept away by river, falls from rescue boat

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:49 AM IST
A short motorcycle ride of less than an hour turned into a 10-hour ordeal for a 35-year-old woman who fell into the Betwa river in Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday at around 8 pm and was finally rescued nearly 20 km away, at around 6 am on Friday.
Vidisha district collector Umashankar Bhargava identified the woman as Sonam Dangi and said she fell into the river, which is in full spate, after an accident.
Vidisha district collector Umashankar Bhargava identified the woman as Sonam Dangi and said she fell into the river, which is in full spate, after an accident.
By, Bhopal

Panel highlights big lapses in electric two-wheelers, Centre in favour of hefty fines

Updated on Aug 13, 2022 12:47 AM IST
A committee formed by the ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH) to look into the manufacturing of electric two-wheelers in India in the wake of a series of fire incidents has found serious lapses in the battery management system (BMS) and venting mechanism of cells, senior officials in the ministry said on Friday.
In electronic vehicles, the battery is the main component of the vehicle and acts as its fuel tank. (HT file)
In electronic vehicles, the battery is the main component of the vehicle and acts as its fuel tank. (HT file)
By, New Delhi

CBI quizzes Anubrata Mondal in cattle smuggling case

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:36 AM IST
The CBI started questioning TMC leader Anubrata Mondol on Friday, a day after he was arrested in the cattle smuggling case, officials close to the development said.
TMC leader Anubrata Mondal at Command Hospital in Kolkata on Friday. (Samir Jana/HT photo)
TMC leader Anubrata Mondal at Command Hospital in Kolkata on Friday. (Samir Jana/HT photo)
By, Kolkata

AAP and BJP war of words over political freebies continues

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:34 AM IST
The political acrimony over the culture of freebies in politics continued on Friday with the BJP hitting out at AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal, terming his schemes of free power and water as bait to trap people for political benefit.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia addresses reporters on Friday. (Amal K S/HT photo)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia addresses reporters on Friday. (Amal K S/HT photo)
By, New Delhi

Govt duty-bound to implement verdict in letter and spirit, says SR Hiremath

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:30 AM IST
Having been one of the key members in bringing out the illegal iron-ore mining scam that led to the collapse of the first BJP government in southern India, Hiremath approached the courts over the formation of the ACB.
Anti-corruption activist SR Hiremath (HT Photo)
Anti-corruption activist SR Hiremath (HT Photo)
BySharan Poovanna

During Modi govt, average ages of President, vice president dip marginally

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:27 AM IST
The average age of appointment of India’s Presidents and Vice Presidents has reduced marginally during the term of the Narendra Modi government.
Former vice president M Venkaiah Naidu with President Droupadi Murmu. (ANI)
Former vice president M Venkaiah Naidu with President Droupadi Murmu. (ANI)
By, New Delhi

PM’s chat with Naidu sparks buzz of new alliance in AP

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:27 AM IST
Naidu flew down to Delhi to attend the national committee meeting of “Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav” at Rashtrapathi Bhavan, chaired by Modi. After the meeting was over, Modi came to Naidu, shook hands with him and had a brief interaction with him.
A five-minute informal chat between prime minister Narendra Modi and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu in New Delhi on last Saturday triggered a talk of political realignment in Andhra Pradesh. (AFP)
A five-minute informal chat between prime minister Narendra Modi and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu in New Delhi on last Saturday triggered a talk of political realignment in Andhra Pradesh. (AFP)
By, Hyderabad

Noted Kannada singer Subbanna’s last rites conducted with police honours

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:25 AM IST
Bommai, several of his cabinet colleagues, and former chief minister B S Yediyurappa were among those who paid their last respects to the mortal remains of the national award-winning singer at Ravindra Kalakshetra, where it was kept for the public to pay their tributes on Friday.
Noted Kannada singer Shivamogga Subbanna died at a hospital in Bengaluru on Thursday night following a cardiac arrest. (ANI)
Noted Kannada singer Shivamogga Subbanna died at a hospital in Bengaluru on Thursday night following a cardiac arrest. (ANI)
ByPress Trust of India, Bengaluru

BJP govt to deliberate on implementation of HC order on abolishing ACB

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:24 AM IST
Law minister JC Madhuswamy said that the government has to take many things into consideration like the FIRs registered by the ACB, officials there, raids, charge sheets and other processes under the agency before taking the next step.
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said the issue was discussed informally at the cabinet meeting and that the government will study the entire text of the judgement. (PTI)
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said the issue was discussed informally at the cabinet meeting and that the government will study the entire text of the judgement. (PTI)

Centre using guv to topple Left govt: CPI(M)

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:24 AM IST
A week after Kerala governor Arif Mohammad Khan refused to sign 11 ordinances, the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) sharpened its attack on the latter saying he was trying to sabotage the only Left government in the country.
CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Friday said there were concerted efforts to bring down the democratically-elected government and the governor was acting at the behest of the Union government. (HT)
CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Friday said there were concerted efforts to bring down the democratically-elected government and the governor was acting at the behest of the Union government. (HT)
By, Thiruvananthapuram

AIADMK ex-MLA raided in disproportionate assets case

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:24 AM IST
Baskar has been accused of amassing wealth of 4.72 crore (315%) more than his known sources of income.
The directorate of vigilance and anti-corruption (DVAC) officers on Friday raided 26 premises linked to Opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) legislator KPP Baskar, his wife B Uma and other family members in a disproportionate assets case. (Representative Photo)
The directorate of vigilance and anti-corruption (DVAC) officers on Friday raided 26 premises linked to Opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) legislator KPP Baskar, his wife B Uma and other family members in a disproportionate assets case. (Representative Photo)
By, Chennai

HC raps TN police for not removing ‘orderlies’

Published on Aug 13, 2022 12:23 AM IST
The high court also sought an explanation from the director general of Tamil Nadu police by August 18.
The Madras high court on Friday expressed its disappointment and anger that only 19 police personnel working as “orderlies” at homes of senior Indian Police Service officers were removed, despite its June order to totally wipe out this colonial slavery system. (PTI)
The Madras high court on Friday expressed its disappointment and anger that only 19 police personnel working as “orderlies” at homes of senior Indian Police Service officers were removed, despite its June order to totally wipe out this colonial slavery system. (PTI)
By, Chennai
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