Amit Shah told Mamata Banerjee in a letter that West Bengal was meting out “injustice” to Bengali migrant workers stranded across the country by not allowing “shramik” (worker) trains run by the railways to reach the state.(Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
Amit Shah told Mamata Banerjee in a letter that West Bengal was meting out “injustice” to Bengali migrant workers stranded across the country by not allowing “shramik” (worker) trains run by the railways to reach the state.(Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Have 7-stage plan to bring back migrants, says TMC on Amit Shah’s letter & 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 MAY 09, 2020 04:54 PM IST

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

‘Have 7-stage plan to bring back migrants’: Trinamool on Amit Shah’s letter

West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Saturday rubbished Union home minister Amit Shah’s allegations that the state isn’t helping the Centre in bringing back migrant workers and accused him of spreading lies and playing politics amid an epidemic. Read more

Noida: Second Covid-19 death reported in 24 hours

A 62-year-old coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patient died on Friday night in Gautam Budh Nagar (GBN) district.The deceased, a resident of Sector 66 in the district, was lodged at Galgotias University Hostel, which has been converted into a makeshift institutional quarantine facility for Covid-19 patients. Read more

Covid-19 outbreak in Chennai’s Koyambedu market leads to surge in cases in Andhra’s Chittoor

The large-scale outbreak of Covid-19 cases in Chennai’s Koyambedu vegetable and fruit market early this week has led to a sudden spike in the number of Covid-19 positive cases in the border areas of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh. Read more

US objects to UN resolution on coronavirus amid China dispute

The United States has objected to a proposed U.N. resolution on the coronavirus pandemic after diplomats said it had agreed to compromise language with China that didn’t directly mention the World Health Organization. Read more

Sehwag would’ve had 10k runs if he played for another team; was under Sachin, Dravid’s shadow: Ex-Pak captain

Virender Sehwag played in an era when the Indian batting line-up was regarded as one of the strongest in the world in both formats of the game. Read more

Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 registrations open tonight, Amitabh Bachchan says ‘you can’t put breaks on flight of dreams’

The registrations for the twelfth season of popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati will open on Saturday, and host Amitabh Bachchan shared a video calling all aspiring participants to register. Read more

JNU releases academic calendar for Monsoon semester 2020-21

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Saturday released the tentative academic calendar for the monsoon session (2020-21). The evaluation branch of the university issued a notification on Saturday saying students can return to the campus tentatively between June 25 and 30. Read more

How children craft their own escapes

If Alice in Wonderland has taught us anything, it’s that children have their own escape routes, and their world of make-believe is its own reality. In times of crisis, the young can often find their own way. Read more

Zoom most downloaded app globally for April 2020, Aarogya Setu comes 7th: Report

For Zoom, India was the biggest market in April 2020 in terms of the number of times the video conferencing app was downloaded. And not just India, Zoom also tops the list of the most downloaded non-game app worldwide in April 2020 with almost 131 million downloads. Read more

Watch: Actor Asha Negi opens up about her first onscreen kiss in Baarish 2

In an interview with Hindustan Times’ Ruchi Kaushal, actor Asha Negi opens up about working with Sharman Joshi in Baarish 2, her upcoming debut film Ludo and life in lockdown. Watch here

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Healthcare workers at Covid-19 testing centre in Pune, India, on Sunday, December 13, 2020.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Healthcare workers at Covid-19 testing centre in Pune, India, on Sunday, December 13, 2020.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

These eight states/UTs are showing an upward trajectory in new Covid-19 cases

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PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 03:23 PM IST
India's total active caseload has reached 1,88,747 today and the present active caseload now stands at 1.68 per cent of total positive cases.
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Everyday 4 child victims of sexual abuse denied justice, study finds

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 03:17 PM IST
The denial of justice, the study found, was due to insufficient evidence. Titled 'Police case disposal pattern: An enquiry into the cases filed under POCSO Act, 2012,' it was conducted by the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation (KSCF).
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses through video conference, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses through video conference, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

PM Modi goes shopping online, tweets list. He wanted to send a message to women

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked Women's Day and said,"Today, I bought a few products that celebrate women enterprise, creativity and India’s culture."
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The Congress MP said the government has collected <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>21 lakh crores by putting excise duty and cess on petroleum products in the last six years.(ANI)
The Congress MP said the government has collected 21 lakh crores by putting excise duty and cess on petroleum products in the last six years.(ANI)

Will continue protest demanding discussion on fuel price hike, says Congress

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Kharge's remarks came as Rajya Sabha witnessed repeated adjournments following repeated sloganeering by the Opposition MPs demanding on fuel price hike in Parliament.
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Shilpam Ratan, manager, ATC, Delhi airport(ANI Photo)

All-women team takes charge of traffic control operations at Delhi's IGI airport

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 03:09 PM IST
  • AAI tweeted video with along with a post that read, “AAI derives its strength from its women workforce. Maintaining individuality, these invincible women go beyond & above their call of duty to serve the nation.
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New Delhi, India - April 20, 2020: A view of the Parliament House seen as Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariats resumed work from today after they were shut in the last week of March due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in New Delhi, India, on Monday, April 20, 2020. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/HT Archive) (Mohd Zakir/HT Archive)
New Delhi, India - April 20, 2020: A view of the Parliament House seen as Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariats resumed work from today after they were shut in the last week of March due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in New Delhi, India, on Monday, April 20, 2020. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/HT Archive) (Mohd Zakir/HT Archive)

After being disrupted thrice over fuel price hike, Rajya Sabha adjourned

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 03:07 PM IST
The session began at 9 am with Rajya Sabha chairperson Venkiah Naidu welcoming all the Members of Parliament and the new Leader of the Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge who replaces Ghulam Nabi Azad.
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The all woman crew at the cockpit (from left): Commanders Thanmai Papagari and Zoya Agarwal with first officers Akansha Sonawane and Shivani Manhas. (PTI)
The all woman crew at the cockpit (from left): Commanders Thanmai Papagari and Zoya Agarwal with first officers Akansha Sonawane and Shivani Manhas. (PTI)

'Need to destigmatize women's roles': Air India pilot Shivani Manhas

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 03:03 PM IST
  • Captain Manhas, a first officer of Air India, was part of the longest direct route flight from San Francisco to Bengaluru which flew over the North Pole with the all-women pilot team, covering a distance of about 16,000 kilometres.
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Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa arrives to present the state budget 2021-22 in the Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru, March 8, 2021. (PTI Photo)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa arrives to present the state budget 2021-22 in the Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru, March 8, 2021. (PTI Photo)

In BS Yediyurappa’s Karnataka budget, borrowings see sharp increase

By Sharan Poovanna, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 02:12 PM IST
The Karnataka chief minister has provided 52,529 crore for providing stimulus to economic activities.
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Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa presents the state budget 2021-22 in the Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru, March 8, 2021. (PTI Photo)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa presents the state budget 2021-22 in the Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru, March 8, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Karnataka government slashes stamp duty on low-cost apartments

By Sharan Poovanna, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 02:06 PM IST
The cut comes at a time when real estate companies in Karnataka and especially in Bengaluru have requested for some relief to boost sales of unsold apartments in India's IT capital.
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Graphic depicting the location of the earthquake(National Centre for Seismology)
Graphic depicting the location of the earthquake(National Centre for Seismology)

Magnitude 3.6 earthquake hits Himachal Pradesh's Chamba

Edited by Joydeep Bose | ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 01:29 PM IST
Notably, an earthquake measuring magnitude 2.4 on the Richter Scale had hit the same region last month, the NCS had informed.
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Chief Minister of West Bengal state and Trinamool Congress party leader Mamata Banerjee.(AP)
Chief Minister of West Bengal state and Trinamool Congress party leader Mamata Banerjee.(AP)

News updates from HT: Mamata Banerjee to hold foot march in Kolkata

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 01:11 PM IST
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A pedestrian walks past a wall mural in Mumbai on March 6, 2021. (AFP)
A pedestrian walks past a wall mural in Mumbai on March 6, 2021. (AFP)

86.25% new Covid cases in 6 states: Govt

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:55 PM IST
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 11,141, followed by Kerala with 2,100 and Punjab with 1,043 new infections, the ministry said.
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Maratha reservation: SC seeks states' response on allowing over 50% quota

By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 02:00 PM IST
The request to seek a response from all states was raised by Maharashtra ,which has maintained that it is justified in exceeding the 50% ceiling in the state to benefit Marathas
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The Supreme Court. (File photo)

‘Didn’t ask accused to marry girl’: CJI Bobde on row over remarks in rape case

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 01:44 PM IST
Seeking to dispel a controversy after bench led by him asked a rape accused last week whether he was ready to marry the complainant, Justice Bobde pointed out that his questions to the lawyer for the accused were in the facts of that case but there was misreporting by the media
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Men row their makeshift raft made of plastic pipes on the Dal Lake.(AP)
Men row their makeshift raft made of plastic pipes on the Dal Lake.(AP)

Snowfall and rains bring down Kashmir temperature

By Mir Ehsan, Srinagar, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:38 PM IST
  • Another spell of scattered to widespread rain with thunderstorm and snowfall is most likely during March 11-13th, as per the weather department.
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