Patna: Political strategist Prashant Kishor addresses a press conference, in Patna, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.(PTI)
Patna: Political strategist Prashant Kishor addresses a press conference, in Patna, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 pm: ‘Where is your dignity now?’, Prashant Kishor’s latest jibe at Nitish Kumar has Kota connect and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2020 04:56 PM IST

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

‘Where is your dignity now?’: Prashant Kishor’s latest jibe at Nitish Kumar has Kota connect

Election strategist Prashant Kishore has been constantly targeting Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar over the plight of the people from the state stranded in other places during the lockdown to break the chain of coronavirus infections. Read more.

Centre opens job avenue for migrant workers, bars inter-state movement of labourers

The central government opened on Sunday an employment avenue for migrant labourers in states where they are stranded, while also making it clear that they will not have permission for interstate travel. Read more.

India takes up collapse of Kartarpur gurudwara domes with Pakistan

India has taken up with Pakistan the issue of collapse of domes of Sikh shrine Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, people aware of the development said. Read more.

IGNOU TEE June: Deadline extended to submit assignment till May 31, exam form till May 15

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the deadline to submit the assignment for term end exam (TEE- June) 2020 up to May 31. Earlier, the last date to submit the TEE June assignments was April 30. Read more.

‘MS was totally opposite’: Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni and Anil Kumble’s captaincy style decoded by Srikkanth

The rise of MS Dhoni is nothing short of a fairytale and in that dream story, a lot of former cricketers and coaches played their part. Former India opener and chief selector Kris Srikkanth was one of them. Read more.

Kangana Ranaut defends sister, targets Farah Khan Ali again: ‘Don’t twist words to suit your distorted narrative’

Kangana Ranaut has hit back at jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali’s claim that Rangoli Chandel’s tweet, which got her suspended from Twitter was “totally inappropriate, hateful and goes against the rule of law”. Read more.

Penguins wandering on street ‘wonder’ where the humans have gone

What were the penguins wandering around on a quiet Cape Town street wondering about? Probably they were thinking where all the humans went – or at least that is what netizens suggest. Read more.

Throwback fashion: Sridevi stunned in a maroon Benarasi silk saree, Janhvi shines in green

Dabboo Ratnani has been posting interesting and fun videos of himself getting “bored in his house”.Celebrating ‘25 years of Dabboo Ratnani, the photographer most recently posted a picture of King Khan, Shah Rukh Khan. Read more.

Zoom hack: We asked Microsoft, Google, AnyDesk about their encryption models

From getting hacked by Zoombombers to selling software exploits in the Dark Web, Zoom, the video conferencing app, has probably seen it all over the past few weeks. Read more.

Call centre running from Gurugram hotel busted amid lockdown, 7 arrested

To keep its business running even during lockdown, a call center company ran its operations illegally from 35 rooms it had booked in the luxurious Radisson Hotel in Gurugram’s Udyog Vihar. Police said the promoters of the company, Saburi TLC World Wide service Pvt Ltd , threatened their employees to work from the hotel and violated social distancing norms in effect in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch here.

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The Child Budget Statement is proposed to be prepared in two parts, namely 100 per cent child-centric and less than 100 per cent child-centric programmes/ schemes. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
The Child Budget Statement is proposed to be prepared in two parts, namely 100 per cent child-centric and less than 100 per cent child-centric programmes/ schemes. (Deepak Gupta/HT)

Andhra Pradesh govt to bring gender, child budget from financial year 2021-22

ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 10:38 AM IST
  • The Gender Budget Statement is proposed to be prepared in two parts. Part A- reflecting schemes that are 100% targeted towards women and girl beneficiaries; and Part B- reflecting Pro-women and girl schemes in which 30 to 99% allocations are towards women and girls.
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The Supreme Court said a decision on reviewing the 50% ceiling on reservations in educational institutions and jobs needs to be answered in the context of the “changed social dynamics of the society”(HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court said a decision on reviewing the 50% ceiling on reservations in educational institutions and jobs needs to be answered in the context of the “changed social dynamics of the society”(HT PHOTO)

Time to review 50% cap on quota? Supreme Court asks states

By Abraham Thomas, Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 10:26 AM IST
  • If the Supreme Court's five-judge bench accepts that the judgment in Indra Sawhney case should be modified, the case will have to be referred to an 11-judge bench.
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The Supreme Court. (HT archive)
The Supreme Court. (HT archive)

SC to examine whether to review 50% cap on quota: Key points

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 10:01 AM IST
The apex court said the issue of whether it is time to scrap it on quotas in educational institutions and jobs needs to be answered in the context of the “changed social dynamics of the society” and recent constitutional amendments
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Toolkit case: Nikita Jacob, Shantanu Muluk’s bail plea to be heard today

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 09:59 AM IST
The duo, along with climate activist Disha Ravi, has been charged with sedition for creating and sharing a toolkit on social media related to the ongoing farmer’s protest against the three new farm laws
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ED officials at Khaira's home in Chandigarh on Tuesday morning.(HT Photo/Ravi Kumar)
ED officials at Khaira's home in Chandigarh on Tuesday morning.(HT Photo/Ravi Kumar)

Money laundering case: ED raids MLA Sukhpal Khaira's house in Chandigarh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 10:30 AM IST
The raids are being carried out at five locations in Punjab, one in Chandigarh (at Khaira's house there) and two in Delhi.
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The statement was issued by the high commission said, following the debate which stemmed from an e-petition that attracted over 100,000 signatures on the parliamentary website.(AFP file photo)
The statement was issued by the high commission said, following the debate which stemmed from an e-petition that attracted over 100,000 signatures on the parliamentary website.(AFP file photo)

Farmers' protest: India condemns false assertions in UK parliamentary debate

PTI, London
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 10:32 AM IST
The mission said it would normally refrain from commenting on an internal discussion involving a small group of honourable parliamentarians in a limited quorum.
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Indiscriminate mining has irreversibly damaged Aravallis, suggest documents

By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 09:42 AM IST
An affidavit enclosed with the application submitted by YS Malik, principal secretary, mines and geology, in March 2010 said in the Aravallis, opencast mining is followed, and stocks once mined are removed from the site and can never be replenished
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Elderly citizens receive Covid vaccine shots in Guwahati on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Elderly citizens receive Covid vaccine shots in Guwahati on Monday.(PTI Photo)

With 15,388 new cases, India's daily Covid-19 infections dip slightly

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 09:33 AM IST
The country also recorded 77 fresh fatalities, which pushed the death toll to 1,57,930, according to health ministry update.
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IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath said that India is at the 'forefront' of fighting the pandemic.(Bloomberg/file)
IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath said that India is at the 'forefront' of fighting the pandemic.(Bloomberg/file)

'India stands out in terms of its Covid-19 vaccine policy', says IMF's Gopinath

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 09:19 AM IST
Gopinath appreciated India's effort with its coronavirus vaccine policies when asked by the permanent representative of UAE to the UN, Lana Nusseibeh.
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Fire breaks out at the 12th floor of a multi-storeyed building in Kolkata, Monday, March 8, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Fire breaks out at the 12th floor of a multi-storeyed building in Kolkata, Monday, March 8, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Kolkata fire tragedy: Centre orders high-level inquiry and other latest updates

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 09:13 AM IST
  • On Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced ex-gratia of 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for the next of kin of those killed in the fire.
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Delhi HC to hear plea challenging new rules to regulate internet content

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 09:16 AM IST
On February 25, the Centre had notified the rules for governing online content, which includes setting up a three-tier self regulatory mechanism for websites such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hotstar and online news media entities
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A Kashmiri boy walks homeward after attending private classes, after a brief spell of fresh snowfall in the outskirts of Srinagar Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)(AP)
A Kashmiri boy walks homeward after attending private classes, after a brief spell of fresh snowfall in the outskirts of Srinagar Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)(AP)

News updates from HT: IMD predicts rain, snow in western Himalayan region

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 09:02 AM IST
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Rohtak has seen a steep rise in crime, particularly murders. The district has reported 14 murders this year against last year’s nine in the same time period. (AFP)
Rohtak has seen a steep rise in crime, particularly murders. The district has reported 14 murders this year against last year’s nine in the same time period. (AFP)

Missing woman's body, chopped into pieces, found in Jharkhand

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 08:43 AM IST
The body, identified as that of Sona Marandi who was missing since February 24, was recovered from the bank of Bansloi river near Rangatola under Amrapara police station area.
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Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(ANI)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(ANI)

‘No lesson needed from Amit Shah’: Kerala CM’s retort to home minister

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 08:31 AM IST
  • Amit Shah had earlier hit out at Vijayan, saying the Kerala CM had no moral right to continue in power after ED pointed to a statement alleging his involvement in the gold smuggling case.
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Rain, snow predicted in western Himalayan region for next few days: IMD

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 08:11 AM IST
A Western Disturbance is lying as a cyclonic circulation over north Pakistan and neighbourhood and an induced cyclonic circulation is lying over Punjab, according to India Meteorological Department
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