Andhra also saw 12 coronavirus-related deaths, taking the toll to 218. The 12 deaths were the highest in a day in the state till Sunday, when it was topped by 14 fatalities.(AP)
Andhra also saw 12 coronavirus-related deaths, taking the toll to 218. The 12 deaths were the highest in a day in the state till Sunday, when it was topped by 14 fatalities.(AP)

News updates from Hindustan Times: 998 fresh Covid-19 cases in Andhra take state tally to 18,697 and all the latest news

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UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 04:34 PM IST

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

Andhra adds 998 new Covid-19 cases, state’s tally jumps to 18,697, 14 more die

Andhra Pradesh detected 998 new Covid-19 cases and 14 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the Telugu state’s total number of coronavirus cases to 18,697, the state health department said on Sunday. Read more.

Steady growth in domestic air travel, daily fliers cross 75k mark on July 4

Civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri on Sunday declared that over 75,000 passengers travelled on domestic flights on July 4, the highest daily traffic, seen 41 days after the resumption of domestic flights on May 25. Read more.

How did gangster Vikas Dubey get information about Kanpur raid? Police explore caste angle

The police in Kanpur are investigating how gangster Vikas Dubey got the information about the raid at his house in which eight policemen were killed. The investigation has revealed that the cops helped Dubey on caste lines. Read more.

Dil Bechara: Release date of Sushant Singh Rajput’s final film trailer announced, see new poster

The trailer of Dil Bechara, Sushant Singh Rajput’s swansong, will be out on Monday (July 6). Casting director-turned-filmmaker Mukesh Chhabra, who is making his directorial debut with the film, shared the news via a new poster. The poster also features female lead Sanjana Sanghi. Read more.

‘Ben, like Virat, does everything at 100 mile an hour’: Former England captain on similarities between Kohli and Stokes

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has backed Ben Stokes to come out with flying colours as the all-rounder gets set to captain the national team for the first side. Stokes will be leading England in the first Test against West Indies starting Wednesday, in the absence of Joe Root – who will be with his wife for the birth of his child – and Hussain is hopeful the all-rounder will able to emulate India’s Virat Kohli and his captaincy. Read more.

Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge: 5 things you need to know

The Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge was announced by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) and MyGov in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission, Niti Aayog for Indian tech entrepreneurs and startups. Read more.

Paraglider soars high in sky while sitting on sofa, watching TV. Video is amusingly scary

If after reading the title you find yourself saying ‘that is a joke,’ then believe us we are not kidding. However bizarre it may sound, this is something which actually happened and now a video of the incident has sparked chatter among people. Read more.

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After Indore, the highest number of active cases have been reported from Bhopal, Jabalpur, Betul, Ujjain and Chhindwara on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)
After Indore, the highest number of active cases have been reported from Bhopal, Jabalpur, Betul, Ujjain and Chhindwara on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)

6 new cases of UK’s Covid-19 strain found in Indore, warning issued

PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:51 AM IST
  • Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also held a review meeting on Friday to discuss with the divisional commissioners the steps being taken to contain the spread of the infection.
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Official logo: Container Corporation of India (Concor).
Official logo: Container Corporation of India (Concor).

Container Corporation of India to push production, end dependency on China

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:30 AM IST
  • There is a cost difference of about 25-30 per cent in containers made in India and abroad.
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People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers and tanks during military disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at the India-China border in Ladakh. (AFP PHOTO).
People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers and tanks during military disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at the India-China border in Ladakh. (AFP PHOTO).

India pushes China for disengagement at remaining friction points on LAC

By Rezaul H Laskar, Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:18 AM IST
  • After an agreement last month on pulling back frontline troops along with armoured vehicles and artillery from strategic heights around Pangong Lake, the two sides have been unable to make progress on disengagement at other friction points such as Depsang, Hot Springs and Gogra.
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Handcuffs - Handcuff

Assam farmer sentenced to time in jail for death of elephant by electrocution

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:48 PM IST
  • According to state government figures, between 2011 and 2019, at least 90 elephants have fallen prey to electrocution.
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BJP releases first list of 70 candidates for Assam polls

UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:46 PM IST
GUWAHATI The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), heading the coalition government in Assam, released a list of 70 candidates on Friday for the first two phases of the assembly polls in the state
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Kerala CM and Speaker knew about gold smuggling, HC told

UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:45 PM IST
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, three ministers of his LDF (Left Democratic Front) cabinet and the Speaker of the assembly were aware of the gold and dollar smuggling activities routed through the United Arab Emirates (UAE) consulate in Thiruvananthapuram, the customs department told the Kerala High Court on Friday, citing the main accused in the case, Swapna Suresh
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The decision to hold the Quad summit soon after the Joe Biden administration takes charge indicates that the security dialogue has been institutionalised.(Agencies)
The decision to hold the Quad summit soon after the Joe Biden administration takes charge indicates that the security dialogue has been institutionalised.(Agencies)

'Quad summit to become feature of Indo-Pacific engagement': Morrison

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:01 AM IST
  • Australian PM Scott Morrison said the Quad Summit was one of the first things he and US president Joe Biden had discussed.
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Greta Thunberg did not say in which city or school she would be continuing her studies.(Bloomberg)
Greta Thunberg did not say in which city or school she would be continuing her studies.(Bloomberg)

Greta's comments on farm stir not bilateral issue between India, Sweden: MEA

Posted by Harshit Sabarwal | PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:39 PM IST
At a special briefing after the summit, Vikas Swarup, Secretary (West) in the ministry, was asked whether the issue of Thunberg's comments on the farmers' protest was taken up by India with Sweden during the meeting.
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Illuminated view of India Gate on the eve of Independence Day at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, India, on Friday, August 14, 2020. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Illuminated view of India Gate on the eve of Independence Day at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, India, on Friday, August 14, 2020. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Government constitutes panel to commemorate 75 years of India's independence

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:33 PM IST
The members of the panel include former president Pratibha Patil, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, NSA Ajit Doval, 28 chief ministers, artistes like Lata Mangeshkar, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, senior BJP leader LK Advani, almost all Union ministers and several governors.
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Senior citizens wait to register at a counter for a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Rajawadi hospital in Mumbai on March 3, 2021. (AFP)
Senior citizens wait to register at a counter for a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Rajawadi hospital in Mumbai on March 3, 2021. (AFP)

5 states see fresh spike in daily cases; Delhi, Gujarat, MP latest additions

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:33 PM IST
The overall Covid-19 curve in India has not seen a major rise in recent months and the vaccination drive, which began on January 16, is in full swing with the highest-single day doses administered to people on Friday.
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The SKM's legal panel also denounced the alleged repressive measures and violation of human rights by the Centre and the Delhi Police to foil the "peaceful" agitation of farmers. In picture - Prem Singh Bhangu.(ANI)
The SKM's legal panel also denounced the alleged repressive measures and violation of human rights by the Centre and the Delhi Police to foil the "peaceful" agitation of farmers. In picture - Prem Singh Bhangu.(ANI)

SKM seeks judicial probe into Republic day tractor rally clashes in Delhi

PTI, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:04 PM IST
"We demand a high-level judicial probe into the incident that happened on January 26 where a peaceful 'kisan parade' was intentionally disrupted and the route was blocked," SKM's Prem Singh Bhangu said.
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After the Kerala High Court granted bail to former Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, M Sivasankar, on January 25, the ED approached the top court to cancel his bail. (PTI PHOTO).
After the Kerala High Court granted bail to former Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, M Sivasankar, on January 25, the ED approached the top court to cancel his bail. (PTI PHOTO).

Top court reprieve for Kerala gold smuggling accused IAS officer M Sivasankar

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:55 PM IST
  • The bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy issued notice to Sivasankar on ED’s plea but refused to stay the HC order. The bench enquired from the counsel for Sivasankar if he was already out of jail.
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File photo: Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.(PTI photo)
File photo: Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.(PTI photo)

'India wants normal ties with all neighbours, including Pakistan': MEA

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:51 PM IST
  • The Indian and Pakistani armies have said they began strictly adhering to a ceasefire on the LoC in J-K from the midnight of February 24.
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Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday launched an official “Factcheck” portal aimed at curbing misinformation.(PTI FILE)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday launched an official “Factcheck” portal aimed at curbing misinformation.(PTI FILE)

News updates from HT: Jagan Reddy launches fact checking portal in Andhra

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:19 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Minister of external affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Friday said that the government is ascertaining facts about reports Myanmar policemen crossing over to India. (ANI Photo )
Minister of external affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Friday said that the government is ascertaining facts about reports Myanmar policemen crossing over to India. (ANI Photo )

On reports of Myanmar cops crossing over to India, MEA says ‘ascertaining facts’

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:11 PM IST
Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana said that the men claiming to be policemen entered Serchhip district bordering Myanmar on Wednesday.
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