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  • Oct 20, 2021 11:04 PM IST

    Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reaches Arun Valmiki's house in Agra

    Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has reached the house of Arun Valmiki in Agra. He was a sanitation workers who was held in connection to theft and later died in police custody.  Priyanka is currently inside the house of Valmiki and is accompanied by party's Uttar Pradesh president Ajay Kumar Lallu and leader Pramod Krishnam.

  • Oct 20, 2021 10:54 PM IST

    Locals in Nainital's Ramgarh say area suffered large-scale devastation

    After a cloudburst hit Ramgarh in Nainital district in Uttarakhand, locals said the  region has suffered large-scale devastation. “I have suffered a loss of 40-50 lakhs. A portion of my house is completely damaged. The tank that I built for fish farming is also damaged,” ANI reported quoting a local.

  • Oct 20, 2021 08:56 PM IST

    Haryana announces financial aid of 5 crore for Uttarakhand govt

    Haryana announces financial aid of crore for Uttarakhand government in view of the destruction in the northern hill state due to heavy rain, an official statement on Twitter read.

  • Oct 20, 2021 08:29 PM IST

    CBI files chargesheet against two in Dhanbad Judge murder case

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against wheeler driver Lakhan Verma and his accomplice Rahul Verma in the July 28 Dhanbad Judge murder case. The agency said that further probe into the matter is on, and that the chargesheet has been lodged within 90 days lest the two accused persons get bail.

  • Oct 20, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    Two LeT terrorists killed in J&K's Kulgam

    According to latest updates, as many as two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir's (J&K) Kulgam. This comes amid the spree of civilian killings that have been haunting the Union territory (UT) since earlier this month. Jammu and Kashmir Police said that the militants were involved in killing of two migrant labourers in Wanpoh district on Sunday.

  • Oct 20, 2021 07:27 PM IST

    Kerala CM announces state awards similar to Padma awards

    Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday announced that the state cabinet has decided to introduce state awards in line with Padma awards. “We will give 'Kerala Jyothi' (to 1 person in a year), 'Kerala Prabha' (2 persons in a year) and 'Kerala Sree' (5 persons in a year) awards from this year onwards,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.

  • Oct 20, 2021 06:48 PM IST

    42 people died due to rains, landslides between Oct 12 and 20: Kerala CM Vijayan

    As many as 42 people have died due to rains and landslides between Oct 12 and 20  in Kerala, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan told news agency ANI on Wednesday. Six people are missing, and 304 relief centres have been set up in the state. “Financial assistance to affected people will be given shortly,” Vijayan added.

  • Oct 20, 2021 06:32 PM IST

    US ready to vaccinate kids aged 5-11 against Covid: White House

    United States is ready to administer Covid-19 vaccine doses to children aged 5-11 from next month, AFP reported quoting White House.

  • Oct 20, 2021 06:24 PM IST

    UP govt ends night curfew across state due to declining Covid cases

    The Uttar Pradesh government has ended night curfew across state from today onwards due to declining Covid-19 cases, home department officials said.

  • Oct 20, 2021 06:15 PM IST

    Mansukh Mandaviya to launch a song and an audio visual film to mark India's 100 cr Covid vaccination coverage on Oct 21

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya will launch a song and an audio visual film to celebrate the the milestone of administering 100 crores Covid-19 vaccine doses at New Delhi's Red Fort on Thursday.

  • Oct 20, 2021 05:46 PM IST

    Vladimir Putin orders week-long paid holiday to curb Covid-19 infections in Russia

    Amid increasing cases of coronavirus infections in Russia, President Vladimir Putin has ordered week-long paid holiday in order to bring down cases, AFP reported.

  • Oct 20, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    Cong general secretary Priyanka Gandhi allowed to visit Agra

    Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has finally been allowed to visit Agra to meet the family of deceased sanitation worker Arun Valmiki. She was earlier detained by Uttar Pradesh Police in Lucknow.

  • Oct 20, 2021 05:32 PM IST

    Jharkhand HC extends interim relief of no coercive action against Rahul Gandhi over his alleged ‘Modi surname’ remark

    Jharkhand High Court has extended the interim relief of no coercive action against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi till December 7 in connection with a defamation case filed against him over his alleged “why all thieves share the Modi surname” remark.

  • Oct 20, 2021 05:05 PM IST

    Britain fines Facebook with over £50 million for information breach

    The United Kingdom has fined social networking company Facebook with over £50 million for information breach, AFP reported on Wednesday.

  • Oct 20, 2021 04:45 PM IST

    Aryan Khan approaches Bombay HC to seek bail in drugs case

    Following dismissal of his bail application by a special NDPS Court in Mumbai on Wednesday, Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, has approached Bombay High Court to seek bail in the cruise ship drugs case.

  • Oct 20, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    Negative RT-PCR test mandatory for international tourists in India

    The central government on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines for international arrivals wherein it made a negative RT-PCR test report for Covid-19 mandatory for all tourists. The test must be conducted 72 hours prior to the journey and each passenger also need to submit a declaration regarding the authenticity of the report, an official statement read.

  • Oct 20, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra detained

    Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been detained in Lucknow while en route to Agra. She was going to meet Arun Valmiki, a sanitation worker, who was held in connection of theft and later died in police custody.

  • Oct 20, 2021 04:09 PM IST

    Punjab forms SIT to probe killing of Tarn Taran man at Singhu border

    Punjab has formed a special investigation team (SIT) led by Varinder Kumar, ADGP and Director, Bureau of Investigation, to probe the killing of a Dalit man from Tarn Taran district at the farmers protest site in Delhi's Singhu border. Three Nihangs have surrendered in the matter and are currently in police custody for the same.

  • Oct 20, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    NDPS Court rejects Aryan Khan, 2 others' bail plea in drugs' case

    The special Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) Court on Wednesday rejected the bail application of Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan, actor Arbaaz Merchant and model Munmun Dhamecha in the cruise ship drugs' case. Read full report here.

  • Oct 20, 2021 02:12 PM IST

    SRK's manager, Aryan Khan's lawyer reach Sessions Court in Mumbai

    Ahead of court's order on Aryan Khan's bail plea application today, his father and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's manager Pooja Dadlani, and Aryan's counsel Satish Maneshinde have reached the venue in Mumbai.

  • Oct 20, 2021 01:43 PM IST

    PM Modi lays foundation of various projects in Kushinagar

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone of various development projects in UP's Kushinagar.

  • Oct 20, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    Lakhimpur Kheri case: SC adjourns matter to Oct 26

    Supreme Court adjourns hearing in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case to October 26 after UP govt seeks more time to record witness' statements.

  • Oct 20, 2021 12:41 PM IST

    Shopian encounter: 1 terrorist identified, say police

    One of the terrorists neutralised in Shopian has been identified as Adil Ah Wani, who was active since last July. He was involved in the killing of one poor labourer at Litter, Pulwama. So far, 15 terrorists have been neutralised in two weeks: Vijay Kumar, IGP Kashmir

  • Oct 20, 2021 12:14 PM IST

    Compensation of 50,000 per hectare for farmers: Kejriwal

    I've given orders that farmers who have lost their crops will be given compensation of 50,000 per hectare. All SDMs-DMs are conducting surveys, I hope it will be completed within two weeks after which you'll get your compensation in bank accounts in another two one-and-a-half to two months: Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi CM

  • Oct 20, 2021 11:50 AM IST

    Two terrorists killed in encounter in J&K's Shopian

    Two unidentified terrorists killed in encounter in J&K's Shopian.

  • Oct 20, 2021 11:18 AM IST

    BJP MLA says ‘praying for bail to Aryan Khan’

    I'm praying that Aryan Khan should get bail today as it is a fundamental right as per the Constitution. Our battle is not against a person but against drugs: Ram Kadam, BJP MLA

  • Oct 20, 2021 10:53 AM IST

    Explosion in Kabul; no info on casualties

    Explosion occurs near Dehmazang Square in Kabul, reports TOLO News; no information available on casualties.

  • Oct 20, 2021 10:28 AM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates UP's Kushinagar airport

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar airport in key move to boost Buddhist pilgrimage circuit.

  • Oct 20, 2021 10:19 AM IST

    'Delhi-Kushinagar direct flights from November 26'

    Delhi-Kushinagar direct flights four times a week from November 26. Direct flights to connect airport to and from Mumbai, Kolkata soon: Jyotiraditya Scindia, Civil aviation minister

  • Oct 20, 2021 09:53 AM IST

    PM Modi speaks at CVC-CBI joint conference

    PM Modi addresses CVC-CBI joint conference, spotlights how digital tools helped in fighting corruption

  • Oct 20, 2021 09:46 AM IST

    Punjab: Police-BSF recover arms at Pakistan border

    Punjab Police's Counter Intellegence (CI) wing and the Border Security Force (BSF) have, in a joint operation, recovered a cache of arms and ammunition along the barbed wire fence at the India-Pakistan border in Khemkaran.

  • Oct 20, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    14,623 new Covid-19 cases and 197 deaths in India

    India logs 14,623 new Covid-19 cases, 19446 recoveries and 197 deaths. Total cases rise to 34,108,996 including 33,478,247 recoveries, 452,651 deaths and 178,098 recoveries.

  • Oct 20, 2021 08:56 AM IST

    Traffic restored on Nainital-Kaladhungi road

    Nainital-Kaladhungi road, which was blocked yesterday due to heavy rainfall, has been reopened. Traffic movement has been started now: Ashok Kumar, Uttarakhand DGP

  • Oct 20, 2021 08:26 AM IST

    New Zealand records 60 new Covid-19 cases

    New Zealand records 60 new Covid-19 cases, including 56 in Auckland. Total 28 deaths since beginning of pandemic.

  • Oct 20, 2021 07:41 AM IST

    At least 21 dead, 24 missing in Nepal

    At least 21 people have died, while around 24 are still missing due to flooding and landslide incidents in Nepal on Tuesday due to heavy rainfall: Officials

  • Oct 20, 2021 07:10 AM IST

    China reports 30 new Covid-19 cases

    China reported 30 new confirmed Covid-19 cases for October 19 as against 25 a day earlier, according to the country's health authority.

  • Oct 20, 2021 06:42 AM IST

    Petrol, diesel prices hiked by 25 paise in Delhi

    Price of 1 litre petrol and diesel hiked by 0.35 paise each in Delhi. Petrol retailing at 106.19 per litre while diesel at 94.92 a litre. 

  • Oct 20, 2021 06:20 AM IST

    North Korea carries out another missile test

    North Korea tested new submarine-launched ballistic missile, reports Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

  • Oct 20, 2021 05:52 AM IST

    US Capitol attack: Trouble for Trump aide Steve Bannon

    The US House of Representatives committee probing the January 6 Capitol attack “unanimously approves” report recommending contempt-of-Congress charges against former President Donald Trump's aide Steve Bannon.

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7.6% decline in passenger traffic in July: DGCA

Published on Aug 18, 2022 03:23 PM IST
DGCA director general Arun Kumar said they expect a speedy recovery in passenger numbers and foresee traffic reaching the pre-Covid levels in the fourth quarter of the year
The airlines recorded passenger traffic of 12 million in May. (HT PHOTO)
The airlines recorded passenger traffic of 12 million in May. (HT PHOTO)

Gujarat’s seaplane project may get relaunched before assembly polls: Official

Published on Aug 18, 2022 03:23 PM IST
The services were halted in April 2021 after SpiceJet’s subsidiary SpiceShuttle pulled out due to some operational difficulties amid the Covid-19 pandemic
India's first seaplane lands at Kochi lake for refueling ahead of its inauguration in Gujarat on October 25, 2020. (PTI Photo)
India's first seaplane lands at Kochi lake for refueling ahead of its inauguration in Gujarat on October 25, 2020. (PTI Photo)

BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain moves SC against rape case registration order

Published on Aug 18, 2022 03:07 PM IST
Hussain submitted the high court failed to appreciate he is a public figure and is being sought to be falsely implicated with “malicious intent”
BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain. (PTI)
BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain. (PTI)

3 assault rifles, 10 boxes of ammo found in boat off Maharashtra coast, probe on

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 03:26 PM IST
Local police officials told news agency ANI a lifeboat had also been recovered and that both vessels were empty when found.
Case filled with 3 assault rifle and live bullets found off Maharashtra coast
Case filled with 3 assault rifle and live bullets found off Maharashtra coast

Rahul asks PM Modi on BJP 'support' to rape accused: ‘Are you not ashamed’

Published on Aug 18, 2022 02:55 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi cited the examples of rape cases in Unnao and Hathras in Uttar Pradesh, Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir and now Gujarat where the government this week released those convicted of rape and murder in the 2002 Bilkis Bano case.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(HT_PRINT)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(HT_PRINT)
PTI |

Centre blocks 8 YouTube channels for spreading fake news, and monetising them

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 02:17 PM IST
The blocked YouTube channels had a cumulative viewership of over 114 crores, and were subscribed by over 85 lakh users, the I&B ministry said
For representational purposes only. (REUTERS Photo)
For representational purposes only. (REUTERS Photo)
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Tikait reiterates demand for Union minister Ajay Mishra Teni’s dismissal

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 02:11 PM IST
Farmer leaders congregated in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri, where Teni’s son allegedly mowed down farmers protesting against the now-repealed farm laws, for a 75-hour long sit-in protest
Rakesh Tikait. (HT PHOTO)
Rakesh Tikait. (HT PHOTO)

Nitish Kumar on party MLA's objection to cabinet expansion: ‘Not possible…’

Published on Aug 18, 2022 01:37 PM IST
The Nitish Kumar-Tejashwi Yadav cabinet included 31 ministers earlier this week.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar (left) with deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav in Patna last week. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar (left) with deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav in Patna last week. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
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Farmers begin 75-hour strike in Lakhimpur Kheri, call for minister's sacking

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 01:31 PM IST
Thousands of farmers from various outfits under the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) from Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and parts of Uttar Pradesh arrived in Lakhimpur Kheri in cars and buses to take part in the 75-hour-long strike.
Farmers begin 75-hour stir in Lakhimpur Kheri.(ANI Photo)
Farmers begin 75-hour stir in Lakhimpur Kheri.(ANI Photo)
By | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi

OPS seeks unity, EPS appeals against restoration of AIADMK’s dual leadership

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 01:14 PM IST
OPS appealed to everyone, including VK Sasikala who has been with the AIADMK, to come together for the party to rule Tamil Nadu again
The general council in July abolished OPS and EPS’s posts of coordinator and joint coordinator. (PTI)
The general council in July abolished OPS and EPS’s posts of coordinator and joint coordinator. (PTI)

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 launched in India; gets touchscreen and electrical ORVMs

Published on Aug 18, 2022 01:08 PM IST
  • New Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 gets electrically adjustable ORVMs, remote key access, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • New Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 offers 24.90 kmpl of mileage.
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 will be sold through Maruti Suzuki Arena showrooms.
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 will be sold through Maruti Suzuki Arena showrooms.

Afternoon brief: 225kg of mephedrone worth 1,125 crore seized in Gujarat

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:59 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The seized narcotics were manufactured at a chemical factory in Saykha GIDC in Bharuch district.(HT File Photo)
The seized narcotics were manufactured at a chemical factory in Saykha GIDC in Bharuch district.(HT File Photo)

Father on the run after allegedly raping daughter in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 12:43 PM IST
Police said that the man’s wife lodged a complaint on Wednesday saying her husband allegedly raped their 11-year-old daughter on August 11 when she was away visiting her parents on Raksha Bandhan
The girl is the eldest of the couple’s five children and a student of Class 7.
The girl is the eldest of the couple’s five children and a student of Class 7.

SC stops panel of administrators from taking over Indian Olympic Association

Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:02 PM IST
A bench, led by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, took on record IOA’s appeal that India may lose all opportunities of participating in international events if the CoA runs the sporting body
The SC cited IOA’s submission that there is every possibility of losing the opportunity of participating in Olympics. (ANI)
The SC cited IOA’s submission that there is every possibility of losing the opportunity of participating in Olympics. (ANI)

‘Fake, anti-India content’: 8 YouTube news channels with 114 cr viewers banned

Published on Aug 18, 2022 11:35 AM IST
In a statement, the government said 7 Indian and 1 Pakistan- based YouTube news channels were blocked under IT Rules, 2021.
The government made the announcement in a press statement. (HT_PRINT)
The government made the announcement in a press statement. (HT_PRINT)
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi
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