Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biiswa Sarma at a press conference in Guwahati on Monday.(ANI photo)
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biiswa Sarma at a press conference in Guwahati on Monday.(ANI photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 PM: Assam may start permit system for entry after Covid-19 lockdown ends, says minister and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 04:56 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Assam may start permit system for entry after Covid-19 lockdown ends, says minister

After a spurt in coronavirus cases in Assam, the state’s finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday that the government might start a permit system for those who have to enter the state after the lockdown. Read more

‘Felt like Diwali’: BJP leader fires gunshots to mark PM’s 9 pm call

On Sunday at 9 pm, when the nation switched off lights and lit up candles and diyas as urged by the Prime Minister, BJP’s Mahila Morcha president in Balramlpur fired gunshots in the air. Read more

Covid-19: Assam cracks down against fake news; 12 cases lodged, 7 arrested

Assam government has started taking stringent action against persons spreading misinformation on Covid-19 on social media and also news organisations airing or publishing unverified news about the disease. Read more

China testing Wuhan residents to find out actual rate of Covid-19 infection, antibodies

China is carrying out a large-scale “seroprevalence” survey to check for Covid-19 antibodies in the population of Wuhan where the novel coronavirus first emerged late last year before spreading rapidly in three months to trigger a global pandemic. Read more

‘They have won the most knockout games’ - Scott Styris on why he prefers CSK over MI

Former New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris believes Chennai Super Kings’ consistency makes them the top team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), even ahead of four-time champions Mumbai Indians. Read more

CBSE says don’t believe in fake notices about board exams circulated on social media

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday released an official notification informing all concerned about circulation of fake notices pertaining to CBSE board exams, evaluation and pass criteria being circulated on social media. Read more

Sonam Kapoor defends ‘morons decided to burst firecrackers’ comment despite hate, tells off Ashoke Pandit

Actor Sonam Kapoor fielded trolls on Monday morning after her comment on people bursting firecrackers during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 9pm 9 minute call amid coronavirus spread went viral. Read more

Coronavirus outbreak: Keeping your elders safe

The Covid-19 situation is quite grim around the world, and people over the age of 60 are more vulnerable to its severity. Like many, for celebrities, too, making sure that they are safe is therefore, of paramount importance. Read more

Use Zoom at your own risk: Privacy concerns around this viral video conferencing app

Zoom video conferencing has been the talk of the town for weeks now. Due to the ongoing lockdown globally, Zoom’s popularity quickly shot up as people used it for meetings and students for online classes. Read more

Corona Heroes: Wives of CRPF jawans, couple make masks to help people fight Covid-19 in Bengaluru

It’s often said that the time of crisis brings out the best in humans. As the world is currently facing a crisis, acts of some selfless souls are proving that aptly. Read more

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Mithun Chakraborty dances during an election campaign rally for Sandhya Roy in West Midnapore district of West Bengal. (PTI Photo)
Mithun Chakraborty dances during an election campaign rally for Sandhya Roy in West Midnapore district of West Bengal. (PTI Photo)

When Mithun Chakraborty resigned from Rajya Sabha citing health reasons

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 12:28 PM IST
In 2014, Trinamool sent him to the Rajya Sabha but the Saradha scam apparently tarnished his image as he was the brand ambassador of the group that ran a ponzi scam in Bengal.
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A boatman wades through toxic foam floating on the river Yamuna at Kalindi Kunj in New Delhi.(PTI)
A boatman wades through toxic foam floating on the river Yamuna at Kalindi Kunj in New Delhi.(PTI)

Delhi among top 3 states with most contaminated sites in India

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 12:22 PM IST
There are 112 sites in India contaminated by toxic and hazardous substances. Besides, there are 168 sites that may be contaminated but require investigation and confirmation, as per the CPCB.
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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to address Kisan Mahapanchyat in Meerut today

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 12:15 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ajay Kumar Lallu on Saturday said that the party will continue to protest against the farm laws and "Priyanka Gandhi will address a 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' in Meerut on Sunday and highlight the issues being faced by farmers."
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In October 2020, the Allahabad High Court had granted bail to MP Azam Khan, his wife and son in the case.(Photo: PTI)
In October 2020, the Allahabad High Court had granted bail to MP Azam Khan, his wife and son in the case.(Photo: PTI)

SP to hold cycle rally in support of Azam Khan over cases lodged by UP police

By hindustantimes.com | ANI, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 12:10 PM IST
  • In January, the Supreme Court dismissed pleas of the Uttar Pradesh government challenging the bail granted to Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan, his wife Dr Tanzeen Fathima, and son Abdullah Azam Khan in an alleged case of forging birth certificate.
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The Bombay high court. (HT FILE PHOTO)
The Bombay high court. (HT FILE PHOTO)

Bombay HC refuses pre-arrest bail to judicial magistrate booked in bribery case

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 12:08 PM IST
  • An associate of the judicial magistrate allegedly demanded and accepted a bribe on her behalf for dismissing a criminal complaint against a milk vendor.
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National Conference leader Omar Abdullah reacted sharply to Suvendu Adhikari's comment that West Bengal will become like Kashmir under another term of Trinamool. (HT Photo/File)
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah reacted sharply to Suvendu Adhikari's comment that West Bengal will become like Kashmir under another term of Trinamool. (HT Photo/File)

Hasn't Kashmir become paradise after 2019: Omar Abdudullah's swipe at Suvendu

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 12:37 PM IST
The comment is stupid and tasteless, former J&K Chief Minister tweeted a day after Bengal BJP leader said West Bengal will become Kashmir if Trinamool comes back to power in assembly election.
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Jan Aushadhi stores, the affordable drug stores, have been set up across the country.(HT File Photo)
Jan Aushadhi stores, the affordable drug stores, have been set up across the country.(HT File Photo)

Called Modi ki dukan... buy medicine from there: PM launches Jan Aushadhi centre

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:54 AM IST
PM Modi interacted with the beneficiaries of 'Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana' and gave awards to stakeholders, in recognition of their excellent work.
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Union home minister Amit Shah is going to Kerala and Tamil Nadu for a day long visit.
Union home minister Amit Shah is going to Kerala and Tamil Nadu for a day long visit.

Amit Shah visits Kerala as Vijayan govt battles to rid gold smuggling taint

By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:50 AM IST
  • Earlier, the CM had hit out at BJP's minister of state for external affairs, V Muraleedharan, alleging after his elevation, smuggling from West Asian countries increased manifold
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BJP activists cheer holding party flags at the rally and stage area ahead of PM Narendra Modi's election rally at the brigade parade ground, in Kolkata.
BJP activists cheer holding party flags at the rally and stage area ahead of PM Narendra Modi's election rally at the brigade parade ground, in Kolkata.

During PM Modi’s Kolkata rally, CM Banerjee will decry LPG price in Siliguri

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:16 AM IST
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally at the famous Brigade Parade Grounds in Maidan area is expected to draw a huge crowd.
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A healthcare worker inoculates a senior citizen at a government hospital near Ajmer in Rajasthan on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
A healthcare worker inoculates a senior citizen at a government hospital near Ajmer in Rajasthan on Saturday.(ANI Photo)

India records 18,711 new cases of Covid-19, 100 deaths

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 09:38 AM IST
The count of active cases went up to 4,219, reaching 1,84,523, according to the health ministry data.
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 He also attacked the opposition parties which are supporting the farmers' protest. "There is a place for disagreement in democracy and so is for opposition and difference of opinion, but should there be any opposition that can harm the nation," he said.
He also attacked the opposition parties which are supporting the farmers' protest. "There is a place for disagreement in democracy and so is for opposition and difference of opinion, but should there be any opposition that can harm the nation," he said.

News updates from HT: Govt ready to amend farm laws, says Tomar

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 08:53 AM 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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More details in Chhattisgarh family's mysterious death case will be available after the post-mortem, said officials.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
More details in Chhattisgarh family's mysterious death case will be available after the post-mortem, said officials.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Chhattisgarh: 5 of family found dead in Durg; note cites financial stress

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 08:39 AM IST
  • The police were investigating the case from all possible angles.
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Union minister Giriraj Singh.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Union minister Giriraj Singh.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Officials don't listen to you? Beat them up with sticks: Giriraj tells residents

PTI, Begusarai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 08:39 AM IST
The firebrand BJP leader, who has a reputation of shooting from the hip, made the remark while addressing a function organised by an agriculture institute in Khodawandpur near here.
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Union agricultural minister Narendra Singh Tomar at an event in New Delhi last month.(PTI File Photo)
Union agricultural minister Narendra Singh Tomar at an event in New Delhi last month.(PTI File Photo)

Govt ready to amend farm laws, says Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 08:06 AM IST
Tomar said the three laws passed by Parliament in September last year will help farmers fetch more prices in the market.
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Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait attends a 'Kisan Mahapanchayat', in Saharanpur district on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait attends a 'Kisan Mahapanchayat', in Saharanpur district on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

1 village, 1 tractor, 15 men and 10 days: Tikait's formula for farmers' protest

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 07:03 AM IST
The farmers have been sitting at various borders near national capital Delhi since November 26 with the demand that the three central farm laws must be repealed.
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