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'Attacks on Durga Puja pandals pre-planned', says Bangladesh home minister

The violence broke out in Bangladesh on Friday over the alleged desecration of the Quran at a pandal during Durga Puja festivities. Many pandals and temples - including the Iskcon temple - were attacked. The shops and houses of Hindus were also allegedly vandalised.
Iskcon members in Kolkata protest against the violence in Bangladesh on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Iskcon members in Kolkata protest against the violence in Bangladesh on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 06:08 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 workers in European Union to build 'metaverse'

The company said in a blog post Sunday that those high-skilled workers will help build “the metaverse,” a futuristic notion for connecting people online that encompasses augmented and virtual reality.
Facebook executives have been touting the metaverse as the next big thing after the mobile internet.(Reuters)
Facebook executives have been touting the metaverse as the next big thing after the mobile internet.(Reuters)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 05:59 AM IST
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Gurmeet Ram Rahim sentencing today in murder case, CBI seeks maximum punishment

The police in Haryana have clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC. The measure has been put in place to avoid the repeat of 2017 violence when Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted in rape cases. He has also been convicted in murder case of his former manager Ranjit Singh.
Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is serving a 20-year term for raping two followers.(HT File Photo)
Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is serving a 20-year term for raping two followers.(HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 05:42 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

LIVE: Farmers to hold ‘rail roko' agitation today over UP violence

  • Rail Roko LIVE updates: The agitation will be held between 10am and 4pm.
The movement of trains is likely to be impacted during the agitation, (PTI)
The movement of trains is likely to be impacted during the agitation, (PTI)
Updated on Oct 18, 2021 06:07 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Ludhiana: 50 challaned for not affixing high security number plates

The team barricaded the Canal Road and stopped all vehicles without high security number plates. During the drive, police also checked for vehicles with modifications.
Ludhiana traffic police issuing challans to vehicles without high security number plates. (HT Photo)
Ludhiana traffic police issuing challans to vehicles without high security number plates. (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 03:05 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Ranjit Singh murder: Dera chief’s sentencing today, Section 144 imposed in Panchkula

A special CBI court on October 8 had convicted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and four others of murdering his former manager Ranjit Singh in 2002
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim (HT Photo)
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2021 03:04 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Gross building violations at Victoria Heights: Mohali ADC

Besides not leaving setback space between the towers, the builder, Fortune Multitech Private Limited, has constructed 15 shops at the place earmarked for a park and parking area at Victoria Heights
The three 14-storey towers at Victoria Heights in Peer Muchalla, Zirakpur, have come up without adequate setback space between them for movement of fire tenders in case of emergency. (HT Photo)
The three 14-storey towers at Victoria Heights in Peer Muchalla, Zirakpur, have come up without adequate setback space between them for movement of fire tenders in case of emergency. (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 03:04 AM IST
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By Hillary Victor, Mohali

Man beaten to death in Ambala, five arrested

Victim was attacked after his friend’s combine machine hit a power cable, which led to outage in the houses of the accused in Ambala’s Saha area
Police have booked 11 men and arrested five of them for beating a man to death in Ambala. (HT Photo)
Police have booked 11 men and arrested five of them for beating a man to death in Ambala. (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 03:03 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Ambala

Chandigarh: Mystery shrouds 30-year-old man’s death

Sunil, a resident of Maloya, was found dead in the forest area near the local police station; a passer-by reported blood near his mouth
The body was shifted to the mortuary of Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh, for autopsy. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The body was shifted to the mortuary of Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh, for autopsy. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Oct 18, 2021 03:03 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Gangster Bhagwanpuria’s aide arrested from Mohali’s Sector 91

Police also recovered a revolver and 15 cartridges from Jagroshan Singh, who is a native of Chattivind village in Amritsar
According to police, gangster Jagroshan Singh, alias Roshan Hundal, is a close aide of gangsters Jaggu Bhagwanpuria and Lawrence Bishnoi. (HT Photo)
According to police, gangster Jagroshan Singh, alias Roshan Hundal, is a close aide of gangsters Jaggu Bhagwanpuria and Lawrence Bishnoi. (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 03:03 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Mohali
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