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  • Nov 06, 2021 10:55 PM IST

    Pednekar reaches Heritage Hansa building

    “What I have come to know till now is that fire was probably due to diya kept in the balcony at one of the house on 14th floor. Due to high wind speed, the fire later spread to 15th floor. The fire brigade also rescued around five people from the building. Fortunately, the fire station was very nearby to the building and hence the call was attended at a very early stage of the fire,” Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar said after reaching the spot. 

  • Nov 06, 2021 10:46 PM IST

    Stampede at rapper Travis Scott's concert kills 10

    At least 10 people died in a stampede at Travis Scott's Astroworld concert in Houston music festival in US. An estimated 50,000 people were attending the concert. 

  • Nov 06, 2021 09:46 PM IST

    Fire in building in  Kandivali West; 2 injured

    A fire was reported at a 15-stroreyed Heritage Hansa building in Kandivali West at 8.33 pm. Fire engines were rushed to the spot. 

  • Nov 06, 2021 09:13 PM IST

    State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara at Dubai Expo

    “Actually, it [the vaccination drive] has enhanced the confidence level of the common man as well as the economy,” State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara said at the India Pavilion of EXPO2020 Dubai.

  • Nov 06, 2021 09:04 PM IST

    BBMP ropes in INSACOG for understanding spread of Covid

    BBMP's Gaurav Gupta said that they will sample sewage in order to better understand viral load in a particular area. 

  • Nov 06, 2021 09:03 PM IST

    Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg issued yellow alert

    The regional weather body kept both Maharashtra districts under Yellow Alert. 

  • Nov 06, 2021 07:38 PM IST

    US passes Infrastructure bill

    US president Joe Biden terms the bill a ‘once in a generation investment’ that ‘will create millions of jobs’, news agency Reuters reported. 

  • Nov 06, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    Non-essential diplomats from US asked to evacuate from Ethiopia

    The US ordered  its non-essential diplomats in Ethiopia to leave nation. 

  • Nov 06, 2021 07:34 PM IST

    Sudan’s protest movement rejects power-sharing pact

    Activists in Sudan rejected power-sharing arrangement with the military after last month’s coup, AP reported. 

  • Nov 06, 2021 06:27 PM IST

    32 people died after consuming spurious liquor in Bihar

    The death toll due to Bihar hooch tragedy reached 32

  • Nov 06, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    Famous ice-cream company founder passes away 

    Shibaroor Prabhakar Kamath of the Ideal Ice Cream brand passed away on Saturday. 

  • Nov 06, 2021 05:16 PM IST

    Sierra Leone fuel tank blast: Death toll cross 90

    The death toll due to a fuel tanker blast reached 92, news agency AFP reported citing the Western African nation's vice president. It also said that most people were there to collect leaking fuel from the tanker. 

  • Nov 06, 2021 05:15 PM IST

    Ahmednagar District Hospital fire: Death toll surges past 10

    Another casualty was reported from Saturday's fire at the Ahmednagar District Hospital. The death toll due to the incident reached 11. 

  • Nov 06, 2021 04:01 PM IST

    BJP NEC to begin with PM Modi's speech

    Party's national executive meeting tomorrow will commence in the morning with a speech addressed by PM Modi & conclude at around 3 pm. Every member, across the country, will be getting guidelines by PM Modi on how to make the party better," says BJP senior leader Arun Singh

  • Nov 06, 2021 03:52 PM IST

    Several wounded in knife attack on train in Germany

    At least three people were wounded in knife attack on train in Germany, reported AFP citing German police

  • Nov 06, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    PM meets SC Jamir

    PM Modi meets former Nagaland CM, veteran Congress leader SC Jamir and lauds him as ‘respected statesman’

  • Nov 06, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    Anil Deshmukh sent to judicial custody for fourteen days

    Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh send to judicial custody for fourteen days by a holiday sessions court till November 19. ED arrested him for money laundering after the allegations of former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh

  • Nov 06, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    Delhi govt extends free ration scheme

    Delhi govt is extends its free ration scheme for six months,  says CM Arvind Kejriwal

  • Nov 06, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    ED seeks custody of Anil Deshmukh

    Enforcement Directorate (ED) asks for nine days ED custody of former Home minister, Anil Deshmukh. 

  • Nov 06, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    Maharashtra CM orders inquiry into Ahmednagar district hospital fire

    Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has ordered for a detained inquiry in the fire incident at Ahmednagar district hospital claimed lives of around ten patients. He has also sought a detailed report into the matter.

    “CM Thackeray has expressed condolences and ordered a detailed probe and action against those responsible for negligence,” stated a statement issued by the chief minister's office.

    “As soon as he came to know about the incident, the chief minister spoke to the district guardian minister Hasan Mushrif and chief secretary (Sitaram Kunte) and asked to ensure those needing medical attention won’t have to face any difficulties. He also ordered the district collector (Rajendra Bhosale) to conduct a detailed probe of the incident and submit a report,” it adds further

  • Nov 06, 2021 02:30 PM IST

    Sierra Leone fuel depot explosion: At least 80 dead

    More than 80 died at a blast in a fuel depot in Sierra Leone

  • Nov 06, 2021 01:49 PM IST

    Ex-Mumbai cop Sachin Waze's police custody extended 

    Mumbai's Esplanade court extends former police officer Sachin Waze's police custody till November 13.

  • Nov 06, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    Maharashtra: 10 killed as fire breaks out in hospital

    10 people died in a fire incident at Ahmednagar District Hospital: Rajendra Bhosale, district collector

  • Nov 06, 2021 01:29 PM IST

    ‘Using anti-smog water tanks to reduce air pollution’

    As an emergency measure, we've started spraying water on roads with the help of anti-smog water tanks to reduce the air pollution. We've also banned 92 construction sites for violating norms: Gopal Rai, Delhi environment minister

  • Nov 06, 2021 12:54 PM IST

    SAD protests outside Punjab CM Channi's residence

    Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders, including former Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal, protest outside CM Charanjit Singh Channi's residence in Chandigarh demanding compensation to farmers for reducing the high prices of petrol-diesel.

  • Nov 06, 2021 12:22 PM IST

    At 793, Ukraine sees record daily Covid-19 deaths

    Ukraine sees record 793 new Covid-19 related deaths, surpassing previous single-day record of 734 from October 26. Total toll at 71,635 while cases rise to more than 3.06 million after 25,063 fresh infections detected.

  • Nov 06, 2021 11:45 AM IST

    Kerala gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh released

    Swapna Suresh, prime accused in Kerala gold smuggling case, released from jail. Kerala HC granted her bail on November 2.

  • Nov 06, 2021 11:40 AM IST

    Delhi CM urges Centre to extend PMGKY by 6 monthd

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urges PM Modi to extend central free ration scheme for six more months after November 30.

  • Nov 06, 2021 11:07 AM IST

    Indian Coast Guard rescues fishermen in Karnataka

    Seven fishermen after a fishing boat caught fire at a distance of 10 nautical miles from Karwar lighthouse on Friday: Indian Coast Guard

  • Nov 06, 2021 10:33 AM IST

    Former Maharashtra HM taken for medical exam

    Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh, who was arrested in a money laundering case, being taken for medical examination from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office.

  • Nov 06, 2021 09:48 AM IST

    Nearly 614 million samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR

    613,965,751 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 5th November 2021. Of these, 810,783 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

  • Nov 06, 2021 09:18 AM IST

    India records 10,929 new Covid-19 cases and 392 deaths

    India reports 10,929 new Covid-19 cases, 14.14% less than yesterday, as tally mounts to 34,344,683. Toll rises to 460,265 with 392 new fatalities.

  • Nov 06, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    US Congress passes Biden's infrastructure plan

    US Congress passes President Joe Biden's ‘ambitious’ $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, reports AFP.

  • Nov 06, 2021 09:05 AM IST

    Kedarnath temple closes portal for winter season

    Uttarakhand's Kedarnath temple closed its portal for the winter season at 8am today.

  • Nov 06, 2021 08:22 AM IST

    AQI: PM10 at 654 in Delhi's Connaught Place

    AQI from Delhi - PM10 in Connaught Place at 654, PM 2.5 at 628; PM10 at 382 and PM2.5 at 341 near Janta Mantar and PM2.5 at 374 near ITO.

  • Nov 06, 2021 07:43 AM IST

    Not planning to step down, says New Zealand PM Ardern

    Ahead of her Labour Party's annual conference, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says she does not plan to step down 'anytime soon." Ardern said during an interview, “I’m not stopping, I need to carry us through, it’s my job. I still consider this to be the greatest privilege of my life. I’ve only just been re-elected.”

  • Nov 06, 2021 07:14 AM IST

    US continues to add jobs at ‘record’ pace: White House

    The United States continues to add jobs at a record pace. An average of 620,000 jobs per month and more than 5.6 million jobs were created since President Joe Biden took office. Unemployment rate fell to 4.6%, lowest since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic: Karine Jean-Pierre, White House deputy press secretary

  • Nov 06, 2021 06:39 AM IST

    Brazil logs 13,321 new Covid-19 cases, 389 deaths

    Brazil records 13,321 new Covid-19 cases and 389 deaths. Total cases rise to 21,862,458 including 609,060 related deaths.

  • Nov 06, 2021 06:13 AM IST

    Delhi's overall air quality remains ‘severe’

    Delhi's overall air quality continues to be 'severe', with overall air quality index (AQI) standing at 533: System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR)

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Clashes in Srinagar during stir against verdict on Yasin Malik

Clashes erupted between supporters of Yasin Malik and security forces in Srinagar on Wednesday after a Delhi court sentenced the Kashmiri separatist leader to life in a 2017 terror funding case.
Protests against the court’s verdict erupted in Maisuma locality – Yasin Malik’s native place which is at a short distance from Lal Chowk city centre – as his supporters and relatives arrived at his house and raised slogans demanding his release. (AP)
Protests against the court’s verdict erupted in Maisuma locality – Yasin Malik’s native place which is at a short distance from Lal Chowk city centre – as his supporters and relatives arrived at his house and raised slogans demanding his release. (AP)
Published on May 26, 2022 12:19 AM IST
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Tarballs resurface to sully Goa’s beaches, no solution in sight

Tar balls are oily globules of tar thrown up by the sea and it is formed due to weathering of crude-oil in the ocean. Tar balls been noticed across beaches of both North and South Goa.
Tarballs that have washed ashore along Goa’s pristine beaches. (Drishti Marine)
Tarballs that have washed ashore along Goa’s pristine beaches. (Drishti Marine)
Published on May 26, 2022 12:14 AM IST
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 HT This Day: May 26, 1951 - CLAUSE ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH AMENDED 

The Committee's report was presented to Parliament today by the Prime Minister. There are as many as six minutes of dissent appended to the report, the more important among them being those of Dr S. P. Mookerjee and Pandit Kunzru.
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HT This Day
Updated on May 26, 2022 12:14 AM IST
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NAS 2021 highlights progressive decline in learning levels of school students

The triennial survey, which was conducted in November last year, focused on competency-based assessment in language, mathematics, environmental science, social science, and English at classes third, fourth, fifth, eighth and tenth
In all, 340,000 students of 118,000 schools in 720 districts across the country were assessed. (Representational image)
In all, 340,000 students of 118,000 schools in 720 districts across the country were assessed. (Representational image)
Published on May 26, 2022 12:12 AM IST
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TV actor killed, nephew hurt in Kashmir attack

Terrorists shot dead a 35-year-old woman, an artiste who worked in television shows and music videos, and injured her 10-year-old nephew at their house in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district on Wednesday, police officials said.
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Updated on May 26, 2022 12:07 AM IST
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By, Srinagar

8 yrs of NDA 2: Confluence of the foreign and the domestic

Narendra Modi has been a pioneer in reshaping India’s climate diplomacy, repositioning New Delhi from being seen as a spoiler to being seen as a constructive actor on the international stage
Narendra Modi has effectively used the international stage or foreign policy moves to enhance his credentials as a strong Prime Minister (REUTERS)
Narendra Modi has effectively used the international stage or foreign policy moves to enhance his credentials as a strong Prime Minister (REUTERS)
Published on May 26, 2022 12:06 AM IST
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Govt studying BCG vaccine use as Covid booster shot after Covaxin

BCG vaccine primarily provides protection against tuberculosis and has been administered to newborns as part of Centre’s National Immunization Programme for the least 50 years
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Covid-19 preventive vaccine to a beneficiary, at a vaccination camp in Gurugram. (PTI)
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Covid-19 preventive vaccine to a beneficiary, at a vaccination camp in Gurugram. (PTI)
Published on May 26, 2022 12:04 AM IST
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8 yrs of NDA 2: Key welfare schemes and ease of delivery topped NDA governance agenda

Unlike previous administrations, welfare delivery was not subsumed in a particular ministry’s functions, it was put front and centre of the PM Modi’s agenda
Women in queue wait outside a bank to withdraw relief money from their Jan Dhan accounts at Anisabad in Patna during nationwide lockdown in the wake of the Covid pandemic. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Women in queue wait outside a bank to withdraw relief money from their Jan Dhan accounts at Anisabad in Patna during nationwide lockdown in the wake of the Covid pandemic. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on May 26, 2022 12:01 AM IST
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Centre’s stand sought on national song status for Vande Mataram

  • The petitioner argued before the Delhi high court that in the absence of any guideline or regulations to honour Vande Mataram, the national song is being sung in an “uncivilised manner” and misused in films and parties.
A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking directions to the Centre to give Vande Mataram equal status like the national anthem — Jana Gana Mana.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking directions to the Centre to give Vande Mataram equal status like the national anthem — Jana Gana Mana.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Published on May 25, 2022 11:59 PM IST
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Sibal quits Congress, files RS nomination with SP’s support

On Wednesday, Sibal, accompanied by Akhilesh Yadav, reached the UP Vidhan Bhavan around 12.10pm after a 40-minute meeting at the SP Uttar Pradesh headquarters
Lucknow, India - May 25, 2022: Former Congress leader Kapil Sibal files his nomination for Rajya Sabha seat in presence of Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, at Vidhan Bhavan, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Lucknow, India - May 25, 2022: Former Congress leader Kapil Sibal files his nomination for Rajya Sabha seat in presence of Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, at Vidhan Bhavan, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Published on May 25, 2022 11:59 PM IST
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400 caged exotic animals recovered, smugglers held

Mizoram police on Wednesday seized one of the largest consignments of exotic animals intercepted along the North-East India border with Myanmar, retrieving four tortoises, 11 snakes, 442 lizards, four three-toed sloths, two beavers, one wild cat, and four pottos.
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Published on May 25, 2022 11:59 PM IST
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Malik gets life in prison in terror funding case

A Delhi court on Wednesday sentenced Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Mohammad Yasin Malik to life imprisonment for waging war against the State, saying that his crimes struck at the heart of the idea of India but holding that they didn’t fall under the “rarest of rare” category.
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Published on May 25, 2022 11:57 PM IST
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UGC considers scrapping rule on publishing research for PhD

The commission is currently making amendments to the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedures for Award of Ph.D Degree) Regulations, 2016
UGC considers scrapping rule on publishing research for PhD
UGC considers scrapping rule on publishing research for PhD
Published on May 25, 2022 11:56 PM IST
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New plea seeks prayer at claimed Shivling site

The Varanasi district judge on Wednesday transferred a suit seeking permission for regular “darshan and poojan (worship)” of the Shivling, which was claimed to be found in the Gyanvapi mosque premises on May 16, to a fast track court to be heard on May 30.
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Published on May 25, 2022 11:53 PM IST
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In silence on RCP Singh’s upper house nomination, Nitish looks to set tone for BJP

Biennial elections to fill five vacant Rajya Sabha seats from Bihar will be held on June 10 and the last date for filing of nominations is May 31
Patna, India - April 17, 2022: Union Steel Minister RCP Singh during state working committee meeting of Akhil Bharatiya Maurya Shikshak / Shiksha Manch Bihar at Patel Seva Sangh Bhawan, Daroga Prasad Rai Path, in Patna, Bihar, India, on Sunday, April 17, 2022. (Photo by Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Patna, India - April 17, 2022: Union Steel Minister RCP Singh during state working committee meeting of Akhil Bharatiya Maurya Shikshak / Shiksha Manch Bihar at Patel Seva Sangh Bhawan, Daroga Prasad Rai Path, in Patna, Bihar, India, on Sunday, April 17, 2022. (Photo by Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
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