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Mumbai, India - April 7, 2021: A BMC health care worker taking a swab smaple from a hawker to test for Covid-19 at Govandi in Mumbai(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Over 131,000 new Covid cases logged in India, active cases near 1 million again

UPDATED ON APR 09, 2021 07:22 AM IST
The number of cases recorded on Thursday was a sharp increase from the 126,260 new infections reported even a day earlier, and represents a surge that has been steadily growing for nearly two months now.
Almost all states have limited the capacity of restaurants and bars and banned public events.(Rane Vidyadhar/HT Photo)
Almost all states have limited the capacity of restaurants and bars and banned public events.(Rane Vidyadhar/HT Photo)

As Covid-19 cases rise in India, more states impose curbs

UPDATED ON APR 09, 2021 07:26 AM IST
Through the week, weekend lockdowns have been imposed in parts of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, while Delhi, Punjab, major cities in Gujarat and urban areas of Rajasthan have announced night curfews.
Gopinath said faster progress with vaccinations can raise the growth forecast of both developed and developing countries. (Bloomberg file photo)
Gopinath said faster progress with vaccinations can raise the growth forecast of both developed and developing countries. (Bloomberg file photo)

Amid rising Covid cases, IMF raises India outlook

By Asit Ranjan Mishra
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 08:57 AM IST
Briefing reporters while releasing the IMF’s biannual World Economic Outlook, chief economist Gita Gopinath said the one percentage point increase in India’s growth forecast for FY22 came in the background of encouraging signs from high-frequency indicators.
Indian stocks riding on the tailcoat of foreign money may get a further boost post the stimulus.(MINT_PRINT)
Indian stocks riding on the tailcoat of foreign money may get a further boost post the stimulus.(MINT_PRINT)

NSE halts trading after telecom disruption

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 01:55 PM IST
About an hour into trading on Wednesday, local traders flagged that levels for the cash segment on the NSE’s benchmark Nifty 50 Index as well as the Nifty Bank Index stopped updating.
A health worker takes a swab sample in Thane. For the first time since the vaccination drive began in Thane, the number of immunisations crossed 102 % on Saturday. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)(HT_PRINT)
A health worker takes a swab sample in Thane. For the first time since the vaccination drive began in Thane, the number of immunisations crossed 102 % on Saturday. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)(HT_PRINT)

Maharashtra: Thane records 260 fresh Covid-19 cases, two more fatalities

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 11:08 AM IST
The Covid-19 count in Thane district of Maharashtra reached 2,52,723 with 260 new cases, while two more fatalities pushed the death toll to 6,140, an official said on Thursday.
Gains in bank and IT stocks this month helped Indian equities rise for 10 straight sessions, as of Wednesday’s close.(File photo for representation)
Gains in bank and IT stocks this month helped Indian equities rise for 10 straight sessions, as of Wednesday’s close.(File photo for representation)

Sensex tanks 1,066 points, Nifty slips below 11,680

Bengaluru | By Reuters | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 04:06 PM IST
The NSE Nifty 50 index closed down 2.4% at 11,680.35, while the S&P BSE Sensex closed 2.6% lower at 39,728.41.
A police personnel hits a person out breaking restrictions at Danapur during lockdown against coronavirus in Patna, Bihar, India on Tuesday April 14, 2020.(Photo: Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
A police personnel hits a person out breaking restrictions at Danapur during lockdown against coronavirus in Patna, Bihar, India on Tuesday April 14, 2020.(Photo: Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Covid-19 outbreak: NSA against lockdown violators

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 06:31 AM IST
Deputy inspector general (Dehradun) Arun Mohan Joshi said the decision to invoke the NSA was taken after police received reports that “some people are deliberately not following the precautionary measures”
Passengers wearing masks arrive at the NSCBI Airport in Kolkata on Saturday.(PTI photo)
Passengers wearing masks arrive at the NSCBI Airport in Kolkata on Saturday.(PTI photo)

Iran flight brings swab samples of 110 Indians

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava and Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 05:48 AM IST
The samples have been sent to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to check if the people are infected with the virus, an officer at the airport said on condition of anonymity.
Rajesh Bhambi(HT PHOTO)
Rajesh Bhambi(HT PHOTO)

CM condoles demise of senior journalist Rajesh Bhambi

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2020 10:14 PM IST
The CM termed Bhambi’s death a loss not just for the family, but also the media fraternity.
People hold placards during a protest march in solidarity with JNU students against Sunday’s violence, at JNU campus, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.(Photo: Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
People hold placards during a protest march in solidarity with JNU students against Sunday’s violence, at JNU campus, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.(Photo: Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)

Under fire, JNU vice-chancellor says time to make a ‘fresh beginning’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar & Kainat Sarfaraz
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 04:02 AM IST
Breaking his silence on the attack by masked assailants that injured 34 people on Sunday and triggered protests across 30 cities, Kumar said his heart went out to all injured students.
Then Union minister Sushma Swaraj with former Delhi CM Sheila Dixit during an event on March 5, 2016.(Sonu Mehta/ht archive)
Then Union minister Sushma Swaraj with former Delhi CM Sheila Dixit during an event on March 5, 2016.(Sonu Mehta/ht archive)

Sushma Swaraj’s politics was of grace and gumption

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 12:14 AM IST
Sushma Swaraj battled the Congress tooth and nail in Parliament and on the streets. But her equation with its leaders was a study in conviviality.
Sushma Swaraj in her office at Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi on May 17, 1996.(Prakash Singh / HT Archive)
Sushma Swaraj in her office at Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi on May 17, 1996.(Prakash Singh / HT Archive)

Sushma Swaraj cremated, nation pays tributes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 12:04 AM IST
Known as one of the most accessible ministers in Narendra Modi’s first government, Swaraj died of a cardiac arrest late Tuesday night at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi. She was 67.
Late Sushma Swaraj.(Twitter image)
Late Sushma Swaraj.(Twitter image)

Sushma Swaraj: A fiery leader and a mother figure

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 10:29 AM IST
Sushma Swaraj might not have been in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s inner circle but she held her own, often winning praise from the Prime Minister for her role as External Affairs Minister.
Amit Shah, the architect of BJP’s victory of 303 seats in the Lok Sabha, is believed to be among those who will join the Modi cabinet.(AFP FILE)
Amit Shah, the architect of BJP’s victory of 303 seats in the Lok Sabha, is believed to be among those who will join the Modi cabinet.(AFP FILE)

Before oath ceremony at 7 pm, PM Modi to meet his new ministers at home

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 09:47 PM IST
Capping a landslide election victory, Modi will take oath along with his new council of ministers at 7 pm.
Narendra Modi and president of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Amit Shah celebrate the victory in Lok Sabha elections 2019.(AFP)
Narendra Modi and president of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Amit Shah celebrate the victory in Lok Sabha elections 2019.(AFP)

Ahead of PM’s grand swearing-in, a key 4-hour Modi-Shah meeting

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 11:32 AM IST
The potential ministers, who are likely to be sworn in along with Modi, will start receiving calls from Modi directly possibly from Wednesday evening, according to people aware of the developments.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he is presented with a garland by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders after the election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he is presented with a garland by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders after the election results in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

India keeps faith in PM Narendra Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 01:28 AM IST
On Thursday, the party did just that. It had won or was leading in 303 seats (of a total of 542 polled) at midnight.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: The exit polls had projected on Sunday that the BJP would win four to five seats in the hill state with the Congress either getting zero or one of them.(Rajesh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Lok Sabha Election 2019: The exit polls had projected on Sunday that the BJP would win four to five seats in the hill state with the Congress either getting zero or one of them.(Rajesh Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha Election 2019: BJP leading with heavy margin in all five seats in Uttarakhand

UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 05:55 PM IST
Lok Sabha Election 2019: The party swept the 2014 general election winning all five seats. The overall vote percentage of BJP was 34.1 followed by Congress with 21, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) at 2.9, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 1.0 while others bagged 41.
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, May 19, 2019.(REUTERS)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, May 19, 2019.(REUTERS)

Xi Jinping, Benjamin Netanyahu among world leaders to congratulate PM Modi as BJP looks at massive victory

HT Correspondent, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 03:25 PM IST
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: The Bharatiya Janata Party was set to return to power as vote count showed that along with its allies it was leading more than 340 of the 542 Lok Sabha seats that went to polls in seven phases, pushing the Congress to 95 seats.
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Abdullah had earlier on May 19 tweeted” “Every single exit poll can’t be wrong,” as almost all exit poll surveys pointed to either a clear win or big gains for the NDA.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Abdullah had earlier on May 19 tweeted” “Every single exit poll can’t be wrong,” as almost all exit poll surveys pointed to either a clear win or big gains for the NDA.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

‘So the exit polls were correct’: Omar Abdullah Congratulates PM Modi

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 03:34 PM IST
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: The counting leads projected that BJP was set to win 346 seats, UPA 91, BSP-SP 19 and Others 86 in the 543-member Lok Sabha. Elections were cancelled in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore.
The bypoll for the Panaji Assembly constituency was necessitated following the death of its MLA and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in March, after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer.(Ajay Aggarwal/ Hindustan/ HT Photo)
The bypoll for the Panaji Assembly constituency was necessitated following the death of its MLA and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in March, after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer.(Ajay Aggarwal/ Hindustan/ HT Photo)

Panaji Assembly bypoll: BJP loses late Manohar Parrikar’s seat to Congress

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 01:13 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Sidharth Kuncalienkar lost to Congress’ Atanasio Monserrate by 1,758 votes. Monserrate polled 8,748 votes against Kuncalienkar’s 6,990 votes.
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah looks during parliment election rally in Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah looks during parliment election rally in Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: NC leading in 3 seats, BJP in 2 in J-K

PTI, Jammu | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 12:01 PM IST
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and Union Minister Jitendra Singh are leading in their respective Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir.
If the current trends hold , the 2019 verdict will have a close resemblance to the results of the 1977 and 1980 elections in terms of the dominance of one political party in India.(Rajesh Kumar/ HT Photo)
If the current trends hold , the 2019 verdict will have a close resemblance to the results of the 1977 and 1980 elections in terms of the dominance of one political party in India.(Rajesh Kumar/ HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results: 2019 is more like 1977 and 1980 than 2014 elections

Hindustan Times | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 06:18 PM IST
Lok Sabha election results: If the current trends hold , the 2019 verdict will have a close resemblance to the results of the 1977 and 1980 elections in terms of the dominance of one political party in India.
Maharashtra went to polls in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29 and 867 candidates were in the fray in this election.(HT Photo)
Maharashtra went to polls in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29 and 867 candidates were in the fray in this election.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election result 2019: BJP-Sena combine ahead in 41 seats in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 10:57 AM IST
Lok Sabha election result 2019: Maharashtra, which has the second highest number of 48 Lok Sabha seats in the country after Uttar Pradesh’s 80, added to the sizeable chunk of the National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA’s) 300-plus victory in the last general election.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Businessman Robert Vadra wished Congress president and his brother-in-law Rahul Gandhi and his wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the party’s general secretary, “good luck” ahead of counting of votes for the Lok Sabha election started on Thursday.(REUTERS)
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Businessman Robert Vadra wished Congress president and his brother-in-law Rahul Gandhi and his wife Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the party’s general secretary, “good luck” ahead of counting of votes for the Lok Sabha election started on Thursday.(REUTERS)

Lok Sabha Election 2019: ‘With you all the way... Good luck’: Robert Vadra’s message for Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 11:16 AM IST
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Robert Vadra called them R and P in his posts on Twitter and Facebook as he wished them.
Cricketer-turned-BJP leader Gambhir was leading in East Delhi against Congress’ Arvinder Singh Lovely by a margin 18,632 votes.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Cricketer-turned-BJP leader Gambhir was leading in East Delhi against Congress’ Arvinder Singh Lovely by a margin 18,632 votes.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections results 2019: BJP set to sweep all seats, once again

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 11:42 AM IST
Lok Sabha elections results 2019: The incumbent BJP is leading in initial trends for counting of votes in three Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, followed by AAP in those constituencies, officials said.
Rupee note is seen in this illustration photo June 1, 2017.(REUTERS)
Rupee note is seen in this illustration photo June 1, 2017.(REUTERS)

Rupee rises 26 paise to 69.40/USD in early trade ahead of Lok Sabha elections outcome

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 09:56 AM IST
The rupee appreciated by 26 paise to 69.40 against the US dollar in opening trade Thursday, as counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections began across the country.
Lok Sabha election result 2019: The elder son of former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, Anurag carries the image of a high-flier and has been able to keep the BJP’s vote bank intact.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Lok Sabha election result 2019: The elder son of former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, Anurag carries the image of a high-flier and has been able to keep the BJP’s vote bank intact.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha election result 2019: BJP’s Anurag Thakur leads in Himachal’s Hamirpur by 9,500 votes

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 09:31 AM IST
Lok Sabha election result 2019: Anurag Thakur paid his obeisance in a temple in Awadevi close to his village Samirpur in Hamirpur district before visiting the counting centre.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses workers during the Mahila Workers Meeting, ahead of the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls, at Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses workers during the Mahila Workers Meeting, ahead of the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls, at Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: DMK chief Stalin pushes for Rahul Gandhi as PM

Chennai | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 11:09 AM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Stalin was the first person in the UPA camp who proposed the name of Rahul as the prime ministerial candidate.
Lok Sabha election 2019: A polling officer puts indelible ink mark on the index finger of an women voter at a polling station, on the outskirts of Varanasi.(AP)
Lok Sabha election 2019: A polling officer puts indelible ink mark on the index finger of an women voter at a polling station, on the outskirts of Varanasi.(AP)

Lok Sabha election 2019: US says it is confident about fairness, integrity of Indian elections

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 08:30 AM IST
Lok Sabha election 2019: Unlike other countries, the US does not send its election observers to India because of the strong independent credentials of the Election Commission of India.
Lok Sabha election 2019: A senior BSP leader said the party had projected ‘behenji’ (Mayawati) as the next Prime Minister candidate and depending on the performance of the BSP-SP- RLD alliance in the polls she will unveil her strategy in the national politics.(PTI)
Lok Sabha election 2019: A senior BSP leader said the party had projected ‘behenji’ (Mayawati) as the next Prime Minister candidate and depending on the performance of the BSP-SP- RLD alliance in the polls she will unveil her strategy in the national politics.(PTI)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Never underestimate the power of Mayawati, say analysts

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Rajesh Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 08:52 AM IST
Just when the chips were down for her, the Dalit leader decided to sew a strategic alliance with the Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) in Uttar Pradesh.
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