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Afternoon briefing: 2 civic body members arrested in Rajkot game zone fire; more

Published on Jun 16, 2024 01:20 PM IST

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The inspection drive was initiated after a massive fire incident in Gujarat on May 25 that killed 24 people in Rajkot after a massive fire erupted at a gaming zone. (HT)

NEET row: ‘Serious questions’ on NTA's integrity, says Congress

The NEET issue must be given ‘highest priority’ in the Parliament, said senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh (File Photo/PTI)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 02:35 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi joins EVM debate after Elon Musk flags hacking risk

Elon Musk has sparked a debate over the security of EVMs after the tech billionaire said the risk of being hacked “while small, is still too high”.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was reacting to Elon Musk's concern over the security of EVMs.
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 08:58 PM IST

Three women labourers killed in landslide in Odisha’s Koraput

According to officials, ten labourers from Salmanguda village had gone to the hill to dig soil at Matikhala Murram hill near Kolab dam when a portion of land caved in, burying three of them alive

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 01:01 PM IST

Delhi: Fire breaks out in Mundka factory, 35 fire engines rushed to douse blaze

Delhi and its surrounding areas are witnessing an increased number of fire-related accidents due to intense heat and dry weather.

A fire engine of the Delhi Fire Service. (File photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 01:07 PM IST

Manipur HC issues notice to state edu dept on PIL by transgender medical officer

According to Laishram’s petition, she was born biologically male and was given the name Baboi at birth. However, she has since transitioned to female and changed her name to Beoncy

Manipur high court (Representative Photo)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 12:04 PM IST

Rajkot fire: 2 civic body members arrested for making changes to documents

12 people, including six government officials, five of the six co-owners, and the manager, are now in police custody in connection with the May 25 incident.

Debris being removed from the game zone site where a fire broke out on Saturday, in Rajkot on May 27. (PTI)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 11:59 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Musk doubles down with 'anything can be hacked' jab as BJP leader defends EVM

Elon Musk suggested that EVMs pose a hacking risk, prompting the BJP leader to argue that secure digital hardware is achievable.

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla and owner of X, formerly known as Twitter.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 08:57 PM IST

INDIA bloc will try to ensure support for TDP if it contests LS speaker's post: Raut

INDIA bloc will try to ensure support for TDP if it contests LS speaker's post: Raut

INDIA bloc will try to ensure support for TDP if it contests LS speaker's post: Raut
Published on Jun 16, 2024 11:37 AM IST

Ecostani: If not climate change, too many people would surely kill Himalayas

Between June 1-13, Shimla, once a small summer capital of the British empire, received half a million tourist vehicles with hotel occupancy of close to 100%

The tourist rush has increased in the state capital Shimla and its surrounding regions.
Published on Jun 16, 2024 11:26 AM IST

4 killed, 18 injured as speeding truck rams into stationary vehicle in Ghaziabad

Police said that the workers were going from Ganaur in Sonipat, Haryana, to Uttar Pradesh in a mini truck when they were hit by the speeding truck in Ghaziabad around 1.15am on Sunday

The accident took place on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (Twitter Photo)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 11:26 AM IST

US-India NSAs meet tomorrow to deepen military-tech ties

Already a US team is in India negotiating a govt-to-govt sale of 31 Predator drones to the Indian Armed Forces.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval hosts his US counterpart Jake Sullivan for the second round of iCET dialogue.
Published on Jun 16, 2024 11:16 AM IST

Delhi water crisis: Atishi demands police protection for pipelines; BJP protests

Atishi claimed the DJB teams found water supply pipelines were damaged at some places.

People wait to collect drinking water from a tanker of Delhi Jal Board on a hot summer day as water crisis continues, at a slum in Geeta Colony area, in East Delhi. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 11:37 AM IST

Just Like That | Tansen: Epitome of India’s syncretic culture

Tansen is one of the best examples of the ganga-jamuni tehzeeb, the syncretic culture combining the best of Hindu and Islamic traditions

Tomb of Tansen in Gwalior district.(HT photo)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 10:58 AM IST

Odisha CM Majhi allocates portfolios, retains home, finance

In the recently concluded assembly polls, the BJP won 78 of the 147 assembly seats forming its first-ever government in the state

Mohan Charan Majhi on Saturday allocated portfolios among his ministers (Twitter/@MohanMOdisha)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 10:41 AM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

Amit Shah chairs high-level meeting on J&K security, Amarnath Yatra today

The meeting was organised following the recent terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, which have sparked worries about security measures in the area.

Union home minister Amit Shah (File Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 11:16 AM IST

P Chidambaram slams AIADMK over 'boycott' of Vikravandi by-poll

The Congress veteran said that the INDIA bloc must ensure a ‘resounding’ win for the DMK candidate in the July 10 by-election.

File Photo: Congress leader P Chidambaram. (ANI)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 10:17 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Morning briefing: Stalin claims INDIA bloc's ‘historic win’ in LS polls

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin (PTI)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 09:04 AM IST

Who will be the LS Speaker? Modi 3.0 ‘kingmakers’ JD(U), TDP differ on key issue

The election for the post of the Lok Sabha Speaker will be held on June 26.

Bihar chief minister and JDU chief Nitish Kumar and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu at Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. (PTI file photo)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 08:33 AM IST

Weather Updates highlights: ‘Orange’ alert issued for next 3 days in Delhi

Weather Updates highlights: The weather office has predicted mainly clear skies and heatwave conditions in several parts of Delhi on Sunday.

Live live Women cover themselves under umbrellas during heatwave, in New Delhi(PTI)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 10:12 PM IST

MK Stalin says INDIA's ‘historic win’ in LS polls ‘restricted’ BJP to 240 seats

Narendra Modi became Prime Minister only due to the support extended by N Chandrababu Naidu and Nitish Kumar, the Tamil Nadu chief minister said.

Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin (File Photo/ANI)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 07:52 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Modi govt has not learned from election results’: Owaisi questions UAPA

The AIMIM chief further claimed that the stringent law became the reason for the death of 85-year-old Stan Swamy.

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi (HT File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 06:58 AM IST

What Justin Trudeau said after meeting with PM Narendra Modi in Italy

After the courtesy meeting, PM Narendra Modi wrote a one-line post saying "met Canadian PM Justin Trudeau at the G7 Summit”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the G7 summit, in Apulia, Italy. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 08:38 AM IST

Yogi Adityanath reaches Gorakhpur, yet to meet Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has been in Gorakhpur, CM Yogi Adityanath's home turf, since Wednesday, when the former arrived here for a four-day Sangh event.

Nagpur, Jun 10 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Dr Mohan Bhagwat addresses the Valedictory Ceremony of Karyakarta Vikas Varg-2, at the National Level Cadre Training Camp in Nagpur on Monday.
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 08:39 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Latest News, Live Updates Today June 16, 2024: Ludhiana: HTC Rampur defeats Ek Noor to enter finals

Welcome to the live updates platform for Hindustan Times. Follow all the major news updates, headlines and breaking news stories from India and around the world right here. Track the real-time developments of major events for June 16, 2024.

live Latest news on June 16, 2024: Players in action during the 14th Olympian Prithipal Singh Hockey Festival in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT Photo)(AFP)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 10:57 PM IST

Data protection rules to be released for consultation soon: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Under the DPDP law, Data Protection Board will function as“digital office” to deal with issues related to personal data breaches in “digital by design” manner.

Union IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 08:27 AM IST

KCR slams Justice Reddy Commission probe into alleged irregularities in power sector during BRS regime

Bharat Rashtra Samithi president and former Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday questioned the credibility of the judicial inquiry by the Justice L Narasimha Reddy Commission into the alleged irregularities in purchase of power from Chhattisgarh and construction of two thermal power plants – 1080MW Bhadradri power plant and 4000MW Yadadri power plant during the BRS regime.

Bharat Rashtra Samithi president lambasted the judicial probe into alleged irregularities in power sector during his regime. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 06:52 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

4% of antibacterial agents under development globally in India: WHO

The aim is to steer antibacterial research and development to better counter the ever-growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

First released in 2017, this WHO annual report evaluates whether the current R&D pipeline properly addresses infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria most threatening to human health.
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 04:45 AM IST

Chhattisgarh: 8 Maoists, 1 STF soldier killed in gunfight

Eight Maoists and an STF constable were killed in an encounter in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister vows to eliminate Maoists from the region.

Two injured jawans were brought to Ramakrishna Hospital in Raipur on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 11:30 PM IST
By, Raipur

Delhi: Night temperature still in the 30s, respite likely on Wednesday

Delhi continues to endure scorching heatwave with temperatures above 44°C for the fourth day. No relief in sight till at least Wednesday, says IMD.

People seen out on a Hot Day at India Gate in New Delhi on Saturday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 04:45 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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