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Pak 'aiding' in evacuating foreign community members from Afghanistan: Officials

  • The statement from Pakistan’s foreign office comes on the same day when its Prime Minister Imran Khan hailed the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan by saying Afghans have “broken the shackles of slavery.”
US troops reportedly fired shots into the air at Kabul airport on Monday after scores of Afghans assembled at the airport, trying to get to the plane in order to leave Afghanistan as Taliban captured the country.
US troops reportedly fired shots into the air at Kabul airport on Monday after scores of Afghans assembled at the airport, trying to get to the plane in order to leave Afghanistan as Taliban captured the country.
Published on Aug 16, 2021 09:48 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Mumbai municipal body activates disaster plan amid fears of flooding

Municipal Commissioner IS Chahal instructed all ward officers to identify evacuees, and safe shelters, and prepare evacuation plans, the BMC said in a press release.
The BMC also announced that it had identified high risk localities as well as residents, who may need to be moved to shelters, which are being readied in municipal schools across the city.(PTI)
The BMC also announced that it had identified high risk localities as well as residents, who may need to be moved to shelters, which are being readied in municipal schools across the city.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 03:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondents

Maharashtra prepares for spike in Covid-19 cases, seeks Central facilities in state

Maharashtra, which tops the list with the maximum number of Covid-19 positive cases at 15,525 as of Tuesday, is pulling out all stops to arrange more hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) beds if there is a spike in the number of Covid-19 positive cases.
Covid-19 facilities are in place in Mumbai’s Mahalaxmi Race Course, Nehru Science Centre, Nehru Planetarium, Goregaon Exhibition Centre, Bandra Kurla Complex, etc(ANI)
Covid-19 facilities are in place in Mumbai’s Mahalaxmi Race Course, Nehru Science Centre, Nehru Planetarium, Goregaon Exhibition Centre, Bandra Kurla Complex, etc(ANI)
Updated on May 06, 2020 04:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByFaisal Malik

In Centre’s plan to get Indians abroad home, Aarogya Setu app must

The MHA orders also mandates that passengers mandatorily undergo institutional quarantine for a minimum period of 14 days upon arrival, the cost of which will be borne by them.
Earlier, former Congress president criticised the mandatory use of the app. He said it was akin to a “sophisticated surveillance system”. (HT photo)
Earlier, former Congress president criticised the mandatory use of the app. He said it was akin to a “sophisticated surveillance system”. (HT photo)
Updated on May 05, 2020 08:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

As countries battle curbs, India keeps up diplomatic ties

A recurring theme in Jaishankar’s last interaction on March 20 was to urge the envoys to tell Indians stranded abroad to stay put where they were and not to panic; he also asked them to look around to secure medical equipment supplies that India would need.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the template early in the crisis and has been working the phones to scale up India’s diplomatic engagement with the world.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the template early in the crisis and has been working the phones to scale up India’s diplomatic engagement with the world.(PTI)
Updated on May 01, 2020 04:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta, New Delhi

Coronavirus curfew in Punjab: Bhutanese nationals flown home from Chandigarh

The Bhutanese national carrier Druk Airways flight landed here at 12.07pm and flew back at 2.30pm.
The Bhutanese national carrier Druk Airways flight landed here at 12.07pm and flew back at 2.30pm.(HT PHOTO)
The Bhutanese national carrier Druk Airways flight landed here at 12.07pm and flew back at 2.30pm.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 29, 2020 01:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByHT Correspondent, Mohali

‘Help in flood rescue or face jail time’, BMC tells private entities

If you do not help evacuate residents from flooding spots, get ready to pay fine or face imprisonment, BMC tells pvt food and transport services.
Private entities such as transport and food services, which do not aid citizens in distress after the BMC, will be punished under the Disaster Management (DM) Act this monsoon.(PTI/Representative Image)
Private entities such as transport and food services, which do not aid citizens in distress after the BMC, will be punished under the Disaster Management (DM) Act this monsoon.(PTI/Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 01:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByEeshanpriya M S, Mumbai

‘Pinpoint accuracy’: UN praises India on minimising loss of life from Cyclone Fani

The powerful cyclone, strongest to hit India in 20 years, made landfall at around 8 AM in India’s eastern state of Odisha, killing at least eight people.
Aftermath of cyclone Fani at Biju Patnaik International airport of Bhubaneswar on Saturday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Aftermath of cyclone Fani at Biju Patnaik International airport of Bhubaneswar on Saturday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on May 08, 2020 06:17 PM IST
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United Nations | ByPress Trust of India

Israel’s top court clears way for razing of entire Bedouin village in West Bank

Israel’s top court cleared the way on Wednesday for the demolition of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank whose fate has become a focus of Palestinian protests and international concern
Palestinian laborers work at a construction site in the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem.(AP File Photo)
Palestinian laborers work at a construction site in the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 03:17 PM IST
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