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  • Nov 17, 2021 12:09 AM IST

    Schools, colleges in Delhi to remain closed until further orders

    Schools and colleges in Delhi, NCR will remain closed till further notice, orders Centre’s panel on air pollution. Teaching will be held only through online classes from Wednesday.

  • Nov 16, 2021 10:53 PM IST

    ‘Doctor at heart’: PM Modi applauds after MoS Bhagwat Karad helps patient on flight

    Minister of state for finance and a doctor by profession, Bhagwat Karad helped a fellow passenger in an IndiGo flight who complained of giddiness and is a hypotension patient. Karad immediately rushed and helped him out. The co-passenger appreciated the Minister's gesture.

  • Nov 16, 2021 10:03 PM IST

    Rajasthan cuts VAT on petrol and diesel prices, new rates effective midnight

    Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said that the state cabinet had decided to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel prices by 4 and 5, respectively. The new prices will be effective from midnight of November 16, the chief minister added. Read More

  • Nov 16, 2021 10:03 PM IST

    Rajasthan gives nod to allocation of land for new greenfield airport in Kota

    Rajasthan Cabinet gives nod to the allocation of free land for a new greenfield airport in Kota, reports ANI.

  • Nov 16, 2021 09:52 PM IST

    BJP leader Vishwajit K Rane joins AAP in Goa in presence of Kejriwal

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vishwajit K Rane joined Aam Aadmi Party in the presence of its National Convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in Sattari, North Goa.

  • Nov 16, 2021 09:29 PM IST

    Preparations on for Kartarpur border reopening tomorrow

    Ahead of reopening of Kartarpur Corridor, Land Ports Authority of India Chairman Aditya Mishra today visited Dera Baba Nanak Integrated Check Post and held a meeting with other stakeholders like Bureau of immigration, Customs & BSF to felicitate movement of pilgrims.

  • Nov 16, 2021 09:03 PM IST

    CBI conducts 76 raids for crackdown on online child sexual abuse

    CBI says it is conducting searches at around 77 locations in 14 states in connection with 23 separate cases registered against 83 accused on November 14 as part of a nationwide coordinated crackdown on crimes related to online child sexual abuse material. Read more

  • Nov 16, 2021 09:00 PM IST

    Delhi minister suggests temporarily shutting factories to curb pollution

    Temporarily shutting down industries in Delhi and neighbouring cities could help reduce a toxic smog, Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said on Tuesday, a day before the Supreme Court reconvenes on plans to combat air pollution.

    The government has also favoured extending a ban on construction and letting people continue to work from home to help reduce toxic air pollution.

  • Nov 16, 2021 07:22 PM IST

    Rajasthan cabinet expansion soon, says CM Ashok Gehlot

    The expansion of the State Cabinet would happen soon, said Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot at an event in Jaipur.

  • Nov 16, 2021 06:36 PM IST

    Newly-appointed US envoy in Afghanistan meets NSA, foreign secy in Delhi, discusses ongoing crisis

    Newly appointed US Special Representative for Afghanistan, Thomas West visited New Delhi today. He called on the national security advisor and the foreign secretary. Discussions were focused on the current developments in Afghanistan, news agency ANI quoted official sources.

    Topics included recently held Regional Security Dialogue of NSAs on Afghanistan in Delhi, movement of people in and out of Afghanistan, coordinating global efforts on humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, regional security issues and other bilateral and international issues of mutual interest, sources said.

  • Nov 16, 2021 06:24 PM IST

    India's Akasa Air orders 72 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing, reports AFP

    Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Indian airline Akasa Air has ordered 72 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing, news agency AFP quoted an official statement.

  • Nov 16, 2021 05:52 PM IST

    Body of Naxal commander found two days after encounter in Maharashtra

    Two days after an encounter in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, the body of Naxal commander Sukhlal Parchaki (33) has been found at the encounter site. He was carrying a reward of 25 lakhs. With this, the number of Naxals killed in the encounter reached 27.

  • Nov 16, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    Pfizer announces global licensing deal for Covid-19 treatment

    Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it will allow generic manufacturers to supply its experimental antiviral Covid-19 pill to 95 low- and middle-income countries through a licensing agreement with the international public health group Medicines Patent Pool (MPP).

  • Nov 16, 2021 05:11 PM IST

    Russian military admits 'destroyed' satellite during test, reports AFP

    Russian military has admitted that it 'destroyed' a satellite during test. Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had dismissed accusations by the United States that Moscow blew up one of its own satellites with a missile strike that created a debris cloud threatening the International Space Station.

  • Nov 16, 2021 04:51 PM IST

    Amid pollution emergency, Delhi transport minister asks DDMA to allow standing commuters 

    Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has sent a proposal to Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) for allowing standing commuters in DTC and cluster buses and metro trains, and also to hire private buses to increase the frequency.

  • Nov 16, 2021 03:59 PM IST

    West Bengal Assembly passes resolution against Centre’s move to extend BSF jurisdiction

    West Bengal Assembly passes resolution against Centre's decision to extend BSF jurisdiction in the state.

  • Nov 16, 2021 03:17 PM IST

    AN-32 lands on airstrip carrying special commandos

    Next, AN-32 lands on the airstrip carrying special commandos.

  • Nov 16, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft first to land

    Mirage 2000 fighter jet
    Mirage 2000 fighter jet

    Air Force's Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft is the first to land at the event. Mirage 2000 fighter jets have previously participated in Balakot operation and Kargil war.

  • Nov 16, 2021 03:10 PM IST

    Air Force conducts air show on Purvanchal Expressway

    The Air Force conducts an Air show at the inaugural event on the 3.20 km long airstrip constructed on the Purvanchal Expressway. The IAF announced that Mirage 2000, Jaguar and Sukhoi fighter aircrafts, along with AN- 32 , Kiran Mk II will participate in the Air show.

  • Nov 16, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    ‘People of Bihar will also benefit’: PM at Purvanchal Expressway event

    “Now the west and East UP is moving fast on development. The people of Bihar will also benefit. It will not only connect the nine districts but connect the cities which have potential of development,” PM Modi says at the event.

  • Nov 16, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    For previous govts development was limited to their family, native place: PM Modi targets opposition in UP

    For previous govts development was limited to their family, native place, says PM Modi targetting the opposition in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Nov 16, 2021 02:25 PM IST

    Area left to mafia now writing script of development in UP: PM Modi

    “In UP, the previous governments neglected the development of the eastern region. The area was left to mafia, the same area is now writing the script of the development of UP,” says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Nov 16, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    Purvanchal expressway an 'expressway of UP's growth', says PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the Purvanchal express way is an expressway of Uttar Pradesh's growth and development.  “The expressway will give momentum to development. It is an expressway that will strengthen the state's economy.”

  • Nov 16, 2021 01:52 PM IST

    Kartarpur Corridor to reopen from November 17

    Union home minister Amit Shah announced on Tuesday that the Kartarpur Corridor will reopen from Wednesday. 

  • Nov 16, 2021 01:48 PM IST

    Purvanchal Expressway to give momentum to UP's development: CM

    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday that the Purvanchal Expressway will give momentum to the state's development. 

  • Nov 16, 2021 01:41 PM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently inaugurating the Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Nov 16, 2021 01:37 PM IST

    Purvanchal Expressway inauguration: PM Modi lands on Expressway in C- 130J Super Hercules

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday landed on the Karwal Kheri in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. In some time from now, he will inaugurate the Purvanchal Expressway. 

  • Nov 16, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    CBI conducts searches across India on allegations of online child sexual abuse

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting searches at around 76 locations across the country in 14 states and Union territories (UTs) in connection with online child sexual abuse and exploitation. Read more

  • Nov 16, 2021 12:36 PM IST

    Delhi's ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign to extend by 15 days

  • Nov 16, 2021 12:16 PM IST

    Centre trying to steal credit for Purvanchal Expressway, says SP chief Akhilesh

    Hours before the inauguration of the Purvanchal Expressway by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav alleged on Tuesday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre is trying to steal the credit for the work done by his party. Read more

  • Nov 16, 2021 11:41 AM IST

    2 cases of Swine flu reported in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore

    Two cases of swine flu have been reported in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore. Both patients are undergoing treatment at a private hospital, news agency ANI reported on Tuesday. 

  • Nov 16, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Bengal assembly speaker allows discussion on increasing BSF jurisdiction in state

    West Bengal legislative assembly speaker Biman Banerjee has allowed a 1.5 hour-long discussion on the issue of increase in BSF jurisdiction in the state. 

  • Nov 16, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    Stoking Taiwan independence is 'playing with fire,' Xi tells Joe Biden

    Chinese president Xi Jinping told his American Joe Biden that stoking Taiwan's independence is playing with fire. 

  • Nov 16, 2021 11:13 AM IST

    Myanmar junta charges Suu Kyi with fraud during 2020 polls: Report

    The Myanmar junta on Tuesday charged ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi with electoral fraud during 2020 polls, news agency AFP reported. Read more

  • Nov 16, 2021 11:05 AM IST

    'CAG is a heritage, all should cherish it,' says Modi on Audit Diwas

    “There are very few institutions that become stronger, more mature and more relevant with the passage of time. Most institutions lose relevance after some decades. But CAG is a heritage and every generation should cherish it. It's a huge responsibility,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on the first Audit Diwas

  • Nov 16, 2021 11:01 AM IST

    PM Modi addresses event to mark Audit Diwas

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at CAG office. He is here to take part in the programme to mark the first Audit Diwas.

  • Nov 16, 2021 10:28 AM IST

    Shombi Sharp appointed as United Nations' Resident Coordinator in India

    United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres has appointed Shombi Sharp as the UN Resident Coordinator in India.

  • Nov 16, 2021 10:03 AM IST

    Delhi's air quality in 'very poor' category for 3rd straight day

    The national capital's air quality remained in the 'very poor' category for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, with the air quality index being recorded at 396.

  • Nov 16, 2021 09:58 AM IST

    1.5 crore, not 5 crore’: Hardik Pandya clarifies on watch seizure

    Team India cricketer Hardik Pandya issued a clarification on Tuesday regarding the seizure of two of his watches by the Mumbai customs department on Sunday night. Pandya said that he voluntarily went to the customs counter of the Mumbai airport to declare the items that he brought and pay the requisite customs duty. Read more

  • Nov 16, 2021 09:17 AM IST

    India's daily Covid tally sees major fall with 8,865 new cases

    India's daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) saw a major fall on Tuesday after 8,865 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

  • Nov 16, 2021 09:09 AM IST

    Custom officials seize 2 watches worth 5 crore from Hardik Pandya: Report

    The Mumbai customs department has seized two watches worth 5 crore from Hardik Pandya, saying the cricketer neither had a bill for the watches nor did he declare them as custom items. Read more

  • Nov 16, 2021 08:55 AM IST

    Over 1.1 million samples tested for Covid in India in last 24 hrs

  • Nov 16, 2021 08:15 AM IST

    Nirmala Sitharaman to meet heads of banks, FIs today for credit push

    Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will on Tuesday meet heads of banks and financial institutions to remove friction in credit flow to productive sectors of the economy battered by the Covid-19 crisis. Read more

  • Nov 16, 2021 07:32 AM IST

    Tamil Nadu reports 802 new Covid cases, 918 more recoveries

    Tamil Nadu reported 802 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, which pushed the caseload to over 2.71 million, according to the health department's bulletin. As many as 918 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, and the total recoveries have climbed to 2,669,848. 

  • Nov 16, 2021 06:58 AM IST

    Virtual hearing option open for lawyers during pregnancy: Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine a petition to keep the option of virtual hearings open for the benefit of working women lawyers who have to sacrifice their careers during pregnancy, or while providing maternal care to their newborns. Read more

  • Nov 16, 2021 06:34 AM IST

    Need ‘guardrails’ to prevent any US-China conflict, Biden tells Xi

    During the virtual summit, United States President Joe Biden told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that both countries need guardrails to prevent any conflict. 

  • Nov 16, 2021 06:30 AM IST

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to chair review meeting on liquor prohibition today

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will on Tuesday chair a review meeting on liquor prohibition in the state, which will be held after at least 40 people have died in the state after consuming hooch in recent days, the latest death being reported from Muzaffarpur. Read more

  • Nov 16, 2021 06:22 AM IST

    US Prez Joe Biden opens virtual summit with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping 

    United States President Joe Biden on Tuesday opened a virtual summit with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. This is the first meeting between the two leaders since Biden assumed office. According to a report by the New York Times, a senior administration official, on the condition of anonymity, said that Biden might address issues of disagreement, including China's human rights abuses, USA's commitment to defending Taiwan, China's support of its state-based industries and its policies regarding cyber-technologies. 


Balu Dhanorkar, Congress's lone Lok Sabha member from Maharashtra, dies

Published on May 30, 2023 09:29 AM IST

Dhanorkar started his political career in the Balasaheb Thackeray-led Shiv Sena in Chandrapur district and won the assembly election in 2014.

Dhanorkar joined the Congress and defeated Ahir. His wife won from the Warora-Bhadrawati assembly seat in 2019.(Twitter )

Delhi murder: Break-up, ‘tattoo of another man’ drove Sahil to kill girl

Published on May 30, 2023 09:08 AM IST

The police are also reportedly investigating a tattoo found on the victim's hand that bears the name "Praveen."

Delhi Police arrests Sahil, accused of allegedly stabbing a minor girl in the Shahabad Dairy area of northwest Delhi, in Bulandshahr on Monday, (HT photo)
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Morning brief: 9 pilgrims killed after Amritsar-Katra bus falls in gorge in J&K

Published on May 30, 2023 09:07 AM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

“Eight pilgrims have died and over 50 injured,” said Ajat Manhas, a local police officer.

Prevent misuse of democratic freedoms: S Jaishankar tells visiting UK minister

Published on May 30, 2023 08:41 AM IST

This came against the backdrop of the vandalisation of the Indian High Commission in London in March.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar meets UK MOS Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, in New Delhi.(S Jaishankar Twitter )

8 killed as bus carrying pilgrims from Amritsar to Katra falls into gorge

Updated on May 30, 2023 08:47 AM IST

A police officer said that rescuers were at the scene and eight to 10 pilgrims are feared to have been killed and around 12 injured

This is the second such accident in the area since May 21. (ANI)

Pak CDA in India protests to G20 participants for attending the Srinagar event

Updated on May 30, 2023 08:24 AM IST

Only Islamabad’s top strategic partners China, Egypt, and Oman did not attend the G20 meeting.

A cultural event underway during G20 Tourism Working Group meeting in Srinagar.
By, New Delhi

8 dead, 50 injured after bus travelling from Amritsar to Katra falls into gorge

Published on May 30, 2023 07:40 AM IST

The incident occurred on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, near Jajjar Kotli area.

Visuals from the spot.

Breaking: 8 dead dead after bus carrying pilgrims falls in gorge in J&K

Updated on May 30, 2023 08:44 AM IST

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Pak CDA in India protests to G-20 participants for attending the Srinagar event

Published on May 30, 2023 06:37 AM IST

Only Islamabad’s top strategic partner China, Egypt, and Oman did not attend the G20 meeting.

Pakistan had lobbied with Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries invited to Srinagar to boycott the event.

NExT exam rules being finalised, to be placed before NMC next month

Updated on May 30, 2023 06:17 AM IST

NExT will be a combined exam, which will act as the licentiate exam to practice modern medicine.

The commission’s academic cell on Friday wrote to medical institutions to know the status regarding completion of the current batches of final MBBS courses to help finalise the dates for conducting the test (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

‘Biryani wins trophy’, says Swiggy as 12 million orders placed during IPL 2023

Updated on May 30, 2023 12:58 AM IST

Swiggy said customers placed 212 biryani orders per minute during IPL season 2023.

Biryani was the most-ordered dish in 2022 for the seventh year in a row, according to Swiggy. (representative)

BrahMos missile misfiring into Pakistan cost India 24 crore, Centre tells court

Updated on May 30, 2023 05:16 AM IST

Opposing a petition by Wing Commander Abhinav Sharma against his termination from service, the Centresaid the trial of three officers was “inexpedient”.

BrahMos precision strike missile succesfully launched by Ship by the Indian Navy, in the Arabian Sea, on March 5, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Jagan pushes for welfare work with an eye on Andhra elections

Updated on May 30, 2023 12:49 AM IST

With a comfortable majority of 151 seats in the 175-member assembly, the YSRCP has so far had a smooth sail over the last four years, seeing no major threat from rival political parties

Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has a tough challenge ahead to lead his party YSRCP to victory in Andhra assembly elections (YSR Congress Party Twitter)
By, Hyderabad

On Sidhu Moosewala's first death anniversary, singer's mother says 'govt failed’

Updated on May 30, 2023 06:59 AM IST

On Monday, a candle march was taken out on his first death anniversary in Moosa village, which was attended by hundreds of his supporters and family members.

Sidhu Moosewala (File photo)
By, Moosa (mansa)

Congress chief meets Gehlot, Pilot amid standoff in Rajasthan

Updated on May 30, 2023 12:46 AM IST

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and his rival and former deputy Sachin Pilot have agreed to a joint fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Rajasthan elections later this year

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and party leaders Rahul Gandhi, KC Venugopal, and Sachin Pilot, in New Delhi on Monday. (AICC)
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