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Vasava, a six-time MP from tribal-dominated Bharuch in Gujarat, had on Tuesday said he was quitting the BJP only due to health problems and had no issues with the government or the party.(@MansukhbhaiMp)

BJP MP Vasava to withdraw resignation after talks with senior leaders

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 04:26 PM IST
Vasava, a six-time MP from tribal-dominated Bharuch in Gujarat, had on Tuesday said he was quitting the BJP only due to health problems and had no issues with the government or the party.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi readily agreed to come to the SIT office in Gandhinagar for the questioning and brought his own bottle of water, Raghavan has written in his autobiography.(PTI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi readily agreed to come to the SIT office in Gandhinagar for the questioning and brought his own bottle of water, Raghavan has written in his autobiography.(PTI photo)

PM Modi didn’t accept tea during 9-hour questioning by Gujarat riots SIT: Probe chief

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 07:18 AM IST
Talking about the time the SIT had called Modi for questioning as the then Gujarat chief minister, Raghavan writes in the book, “We had it conveyed to his staff that he had to come in person to the SIT office for this purpose and that meeting him elsewhere would be misconstrued as a favour.”
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Above normal monsoon rains are expected in August and September because of several consecutive low-pressure areas forming over the Bay of Bengal.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Above normal monsoon rains are expected in August and September because of several consecutive low-pressure areas forming over the Bay of Bengal.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Heavy rain likely in central India

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 11:53 PM IST
IMD said 12% of 685 districts have got large excess rains (60% excess or more), 17% have recorded excess rains (20 to 59% excess), while 42% are in normal (19% deficient to 19% excess) and 26% in deficient (20 to 59% deficient) and 3% in large deficient category (more than 60% deficiency) since the monsoon season began on June 1.
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Besides, rains also lashed many places in North Gujarat region, a few areas of South Gujarat and some isolated places in Saurashtra-Kutch in the last 24 hours, IMD’s Ahmedabad centre said in a release.(PTI)
Besides, rains also lashed many places in North Gujarat region, a few areas of South Gujarat and some isolated places in Saurashtra-Kutch in the last 24 hours, IMD’s Ahmedabad centre said in a release.(PTI)

Monsoon advances in Gujarat, heavy rain likely over next few days

By Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 03:16 PM IST
Parts of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Valsad, and the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli received heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours.
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Ahmedabad, the principal city of Gujarat, bore the brunt, reporting 267 new cases. Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times
Ahmedabad, the principal city of Gujarat, bore the brunt, reporting 267 new cases. Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times

Gujarat: 22 new deaths raise toll to 236; plans afoot to return migrants

By Jaykishan Sharma | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 12:51 AM IST
The new deaths and cases took to 236 the number of fatalities claimed by the coronavirus disease and 4,721 the number to have tested positive for Covid-19 in Gujarat to date.
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Bhopal: A team of doctors wearing protective suits examine the residents of Vallabh Nagar locailty in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, during the nationwide lockdown, in Bhopal, Friday, May 1, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI01-05-2020_000239B)(PTI)
Bhopal: A team of doctors wearing protective suits examine the residents of Vallabh Nagar locailty in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, during the nationwide lockdown, in Bhopal, Friday, May 1, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI01-05-2020_000239B)(PTI)

Covid-19: Testing not enough, scientists examine sewage to gauge spread of coronavirus

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 07:34 PM IST
Given that most Indians are unlikely to be tested for COVID-19, scientists are taking a cue from the country’s surveillance programme for polio and turning to sewage to get a clearer snapshot of how many people are infected with the coronavirus.
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The host virus interaction properties are different. In Sars, there was only lung infection and it could spread when the infected person coughed, but in the case of Sars-CoV-2, the infection begins in the upper respiratory tract so you can infect even if you talk. (Photo by Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The host virus interaction properties are different. In Sars, there was only lung infection and it could spread when the infected person coughed, but in the case of Sars-CoV-2, the infection begins in the upper respiratory tract so you can infect even if you talk. (Photo by Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Virus may keep coming back every year: Experts

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 04:56 AM IST
Several scientists, including Anthony Fauci, the director of US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, have said the new coronavirus is likely to cause seasonal peaks of infections in winter.
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There are 108 Covid-19 patients in the state after 13 more people tested positive in Gujarat on Saturday.(REUTERS)
There are 108 Covid-19 patients in the state after 13 more people tested positive in Gujarat on Saturday.(REUTERS)

Coronavirus update: 61-year-old woman dies in Gujarat’s Surat; death toll at 11

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 09:44 AM IST
A 67-year-old woman had died in an Ahmedabad hospital on Saturday. Officials said the woman, who was admitted to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital on March 28, was on a ventilator.
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With the number of cases increasing, the government has decided to set up a 100-bed isolation hospital at every district headquarters, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani said.(ANI)
With the number of cases increasing, the government has decided to set up a 100-bed isolation hospital at every district headquarters, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani said.(ANI)

Eight more coronavirus cases in Gujarat, total cases jump to 55

By Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2020 09:11 AM IST
Eight new cases were reported since Friday evening, three in Ahmedabad, two in Gandhinagar and one each in Vadodara, Mehsana and Gir Somnath districts, said Principal Secretary (Health) Jayanti Ravi.
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India so far has managed to contain the infection, with three students from Wuhan diagnosed with Covid-19 in Kerala leaving quarantine after being cured.(HT PHOTO.)
India so far has managed to contain the infection, with three students from Wuhan diagnosed with Covid-19 in Kerala leaving quarantine after being cured.(HT PHOTO.)

Coronavirus in India: Are people safe or should they worry? | Analysis

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 05:24 PM IST
Microsoft founder and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair Bill Gates has called the coronavirus a “once-in-a-century pandemic” in an op-ed in the New England Journal of Medicine and urged countries to both “solve the immediate problem and keep it from happening again” even as global markets are on course for their worst week since the 2008 financial crisis.
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One hundred and thirty countries including India on Saturday endorsed a declaration that one million migratory species were confronting extinction
One hundred and thirty countries including India on Saturday endorsed a declaration that one million migratory species were confronting extinction

India, 129 other nations pledge to save 1 million species facing extinction

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 01:58 AM IST
The Gandhinagar Declaration of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) also stressed that “ecological connectivity” of migratory species will be key to arresting their decline.
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India proposed on Thursday to include three animals – the Great Indian Bustard (GIB), Asian Elephant, and the Bengal Florican – in the conservation of migratory species of wild animals
India proposed on Thursday to include three animals – the Great Indian Bustard (GIB), Asian Elephant, and the Bengal Florican – in the conservation of migratory species of wild animals

India calls for inclusion of 3 species in conservation list

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 12:22 AM IST
This inclusion will ensure international protection to these species across their range or all the countries they visit during the seasonal migration.
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The biggest threat for migratory species at risk of extinction are hunting, poaching, persecution and control
The biggest threat for migratory species at risk of extinction are hunting, poaching, persecution and control

Hunting, poaching biggest threats to migratory birds, according to report

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan times, Gandhinagar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2020 02:29 AM IST
The preliminary assessment showed that 96% of all the species listed under Appendix 1 of the CMS face these threats.
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A man applies finishing touches to paintings of U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a wall as part of a beautification along a route that the two leaders will be taking during Trump's upcoming visit, in Ahmedabad, February 17, 2020.(REUTERS)
A man applies finishing touches to paintings of U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a wall as part of a beautification along a route that the two leaders will be taking during Trump's upcoming visit, in Ahmedabad, February 17, 2020.(REUTERS)

‘Nothing to do with Trump’s visit’: Ahmedabad civic body on eviction notice to slum dwellers

By Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 07:14 PM IST
The slum is located alongside a road connecting Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar, around one-and-a-half kms away from the Motera stadium.
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Union Minister for Environment Prakash Javadekar speaks during the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Union Minister for Environment Prakash Javadekar speaks during the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Global meet with focus on conservation begins today

By Anonna Dutt | Gandhinagar
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 04:45 AM IST
The focus on preserving biodiversity, especially migratory species, comes after a UN report last year warned that around one million animal and plant species face extinction, many within decades.
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Internet has been suspended since August 5 last year when the Centre scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution that had conferred special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union territories. (ANI photo)
Internet has been suspended since August 5 last year when the Centre scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution that had conferred special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union territories. (ANI photo)

‘Watch dirty films and do nothing’: Niti Aayog member backs J-K Internet ban

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 01:41 AM IST
Saraswat’s response came on a question on why internet services had been suspended in Jammu and Kashmir when he thought telecom was vital for India’s growth.
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Amit Shah said the government had drawn elaborate plans to skill the youth which would turn the country’s young population into a major strength.
Amit Shah said the government had drawn elaborate plans to skill the youth which would turn the country’s young population into a major strength.

Amit Shah hits back at the Oppn over economic slowdown

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, Gandhinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 01:09 AM IST
Opposition parties, especially the Congress, have been critical of the government’s handling of the economy and blame it for not creating enough jobs.
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The wild wing department has moved a proposal under animal exchange programme seeking a pair of lions and a pair of tigers for Renuka sanctuary.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The wild wing department has moved a proposal under animal exchange programme seeking a pair of lions and a pair of tigers for Renuka sanctuary.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Now, spot tigers at Renuka lion safari in Himachal soon

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 06:38 PM IST
Wild life wing of Himachal Pradesh forest department has contacted as many as three zoos and biological parks to get a pair of tigers in the sanctuary
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Former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami is the head of the panel constituted to recommend the names for the Institution of Eminence (IoE) status.
Former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami is the head of the panel constituted to recommend the names for the Institution of Eminence (IoE) status.

Eminence tag: Panel chief seeks inclusion of 2 institutes

By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 05:48 AM IST
The IIPH and IIHS were among the 30 institutions the panel recommended in December 2018 for the IoE tag.
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An undated photo of a sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi, at Parliament Square in London.(PTI file photo)
An undated photo of a sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi, at Parliament Square in London.(PTI file photo)

In Gujarat school shocker, a question on Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘suicide’

By Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 09:54 PM IST
A question in a school exam on how Mahatma Gandhi committed suicide has shocked the Gujarat education authorities, prompting them to initiate an inquiry into it.
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The cleanliness survey is an annual exercise carried out by Quality Council of India (QCI), an independent body. Representative Image(HT Photo)
The cleanliness survey is an annual exercise carried out by Quality Council of India (QCI), an independent body. Representative Image(HT Photo)

Jaipur cleanest railway station in India, Jodhpur ranks as second best

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2019 07:48 PM IST
Jaipur ranked first with the overall cleanliness score of 931.75; Jodhpur got the second rank with the score of 927.19 and Durgapura scored 922.50 out of 1,000.
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The police are yet to trace Rajni’s body.(HT PHOTO)
The police are yet to trace Rajni’s body.(HT PHOTO)

Polygraph test raises suspicion on Panchkula lawyer held for wife’ murder

By Yuvraj Kaushal, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2019 12:59 AM IST
Rajni Bala was allegedly murdered by Kumar’s paramour at his behest. Kumar, a practising lawyer at the Panchkula district court, was booked and arrested for his wife’s murder on January 27, last year
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News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 pm: Indo-US ties on upward trajectory, says Jaishankar ahead of PM’s US visit and all the latest news at this hour

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 05:15 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as part of its countrywide celebration of Seva Saptah (social service week) launched a variety of social service campaigns in Tripura two days ago. Image used for representational purpose only.(Photo: Sunil_Deodhar/ Twitter)
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as part of its countrywide celebration of Seva Saptah (social service week) launched a variety of social service campaigns in Tripura two days ago. Image used for representational purpose only.(Photo: Sunil_Deodhar/ Twitter)

1100 Tripura villages to turn garbage free to mark PM Modi’s birthday week

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 05:38 AM IST
The makeover of the village markets in the north eastern state is part of the week long ‘Seva Saptah’ launched by the Bharatiya Janata Party to mark the PM’s birthday.
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Incidentally, ‘Iron Man of India’ is a title that is often used to refer to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.(PTI image)
Incidentally, ‘Iron Man of India’ is a title that is often used to refer to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.(PTI image)

‘You are truly Iron Man of India’: Mukesh Ambani praises Amit Shah

By Indo Asian News Service | Gandhinagar
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 09:02 AM IST
Addressing the gathering at the convocation ceremony of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University here, Ambani said: “Amit bhai, you are a true karmyogi, you are truly Iron Man of our country. Gujarat, and now India, is blessed to have a leader like you.”
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah seen during the review meeting on the Left Wing Extremism (LWE), at Vigyan Bhawan.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah seen during the review meeting on the Left Wing Extremism (LWE), at Vigyan Bhawan.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)

Air strikes after Uri, Pulwama response to terrorism: Amit Shah

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 05:43 AM IST
Speaking at the convocation at Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Petroleum University in Gandhinagar, Shah also praised prime minister Narendra Modi for nullification of Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
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Six shops were damaged after a fire broke out in the Gandhinagar garments market in East Delhi on Tuesday morning, said the fire department.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Six shops were damaged after a fire broke out in the Gandhinagar garments market in East Delhi on Tuesday morning, said the fire department.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Six shops gutted in fire at garments market in East Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 12:27 AM IST
As many as 22 fire tenders were sent to the spot to douse the flames. It is suspected that fire had been triggered by electric sparks in wires.
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Image for representation(Getty Images)
Image for representation(Getty Images)

SAI set to hire nutritionists, chefs to provide personalised diet to athletes

By PTI | Amsterdam
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 11:49 AM IST
SAI has already sought applications from nutritionists, assistant nutritionists, chefs, assistant chefs and mess managers, to put in place an in-house system by September 15, 2019.
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Animal carcasses seen in flood hit area of Nilewadi in Kolhapur, India, on Friday, August 9, 2019.(Anil Velhal/HT PHOTOS)
Animal carcasses seen in flood hit area of Nilewadi in Kolhapur, India, on Friday, August 9, 2019.(Anil Velhal/HT PHOTOS)

Kolhapur battles power outage, shortage of drinking water and essentials

By Sapna Oswal | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 10:29 PM IST
Adding to the misery of the people, the situation is likely to continue for some more days.
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