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Bapudham colony became Chandigarh’s first main hotspot, accounting for almost half of the city’s positive cases to date.(HT file photo)

Chandigarh’s ‘super spreader’ cries foul, seeks to clear name

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 10:35 PM IST
The GMCH-32 medical attendant denies throwing a party leading to spread of virus in Bapudham; police, too, said they found no evidence of a party
Fathima Joshinka outside the boundary wall of St Sebastian’s church, Negombo, where over 100 people were killed in the Easter bombings on April 21.(HT Photo)
Fathima Joshinka outside the boundary wall of St Sebastian’s church, Negombo, where over 100 people were killed in the Easter bombings on April 21.(HT Photo)

Faith in the time of terror: Ground report from Sri Lanka

Hindustan Times, Colombo/Negombo | By Padma Rao Sundarji
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 08:21 PM IST
Nearly two months after the April attacks, life here is hobbling back to normalcy. Army troops are out in full force and helping rebuild St Sebastian’s. Outside, there are reminders of the tragedy.
The IAF plane took off from Jorhat in Assam at 12.27pm and was on its way to an advanced landing ground at Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh’s West Siang district when it vanished from the radar, said an IAF spokesperson(Representative Image/Reuters File Photo)
The IAF plane took off from Jorhat in Assam at 12.27pm and was on its way to an advanced landing ground at Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh’s West Siang district when it vanished from the radar, said an IAF spokesperson(Representative Image/Reuters File Photo)

Air Force plane with 13 on board goes missing after taking off from Assam; search ops underway

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 08:02 AM IST
The aircraft involved in the search for the missing plane include C-130J special operations aircraft, AN-32s, Mi-17 choppers and the army’s advanced light helicopters. Some ground reports were received on the possible location of a crash site.
The contest’s real contours will emerge with the arrival in Mathura — slated to go to the polls on April 18 — of the RLD’s Ajit Singh and Jayant Chaudhary after the April 11 voting in their constituencies of Muzaffarnagar and Baghpat.
The contest’s real contours will emerge with the arrival in Mathura — slated to go to the polls on April 18 — of the RLD’s Ajit Singh and Jayant Chaudhary after the April 11 voting in their constituencies of Muzaffarnagar and Baghpat.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Modi, Mathura’s collage of faith and social identity

Hindustan times, Mathura | By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 08:58 AM IST
The PM’s persona is indeed a factor. The question is whether it can transcend social identities that bolster the alliance. Early ground reports suggest that of the five assembly segments, the Modi-BJP lure of 2014 might sustain in Mathura and Govardhan.
Making a case for tolerant India, Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday said the tolerance is the biggest asset of our system and unity in diversity is the specialty of our country.(Reuters)
Making a case for tolerant India, Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday said the tolerance is the biggest asset of our system and unity in diversity is the specialty of our country.(Reuters)

‘Tolerance India’s biggest asset, unity is our speciality’: Nitin Gadkari

UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 11:42 PM IST
Citing his own example, Gadkari said, in a democratic political party, it is difficult to take a decision but he hears the views of other leaders before taking a decision.
Most cities across the country failed to enforce the Supreme Court order to burst firecrackers only within a two-hour window.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Most cities across the country failed to enforce the Supreme Court order to burst firecrackers only within a two-hour window.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Cities across India defy new cracker code set by top court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2018 12:00 AM IST
Most cities across the country failed to enforce the Supreme Court order to burst firecrackers only within a two-hour window with police action against violators not serving as a deterrent, reading to a smoky and noisy Diwali night, according to ground reports and multiple government officials.
A dust storm is seen building up over the city of Bikaner on Monday. In a fresh advisory by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), dust storm and heavy rain likely at isolated places in Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, western Rajasthan and states in North-east.(PTI)
A dust storm is seen building up over the city of Bikaner on Monday. In a fresh advisory by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), dust storm and heavy rain likely at isolated places in Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, western Rajasthan and states in North-east.(PTI)

Dust storm: Power likely to be restored by Tuesday evening

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2018 09:52 PM IST
Hundreds of electricity poles were uprooted and the power cables had snapped after a dust storm tore through the districts on Wednesday night.
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