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65 people dead due to heat wave in Karachi, claims Pakistani welfare organisation

Reports of heat stroke deaths in Karachi could stir unease amid fears of a repeat of a heatwave in of 2015, when morgues and hospitals were overwhelmed and at least 1,300 died.
A man cools off with a shower, setup at the premises of the Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital, during a heatwave in Karachi, Pakistan on May 20, 2018.(REUTERS)
A man cools off with a shower, setup at the premises of the Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital, during a heatwave in Karachi, Pakistan on May 20, 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 22, 2018 04:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad

Pakistan guilty of sacrilege during Ramzan, says Jitendra Singh on ceasefire violations

Jitendra Singh said Pakistan was indulging in the worst kind of unholy activity by shelling villages on the Indian side and killing people in the holy month of Ramzan.
Union minister Jitendra Singh addresses a press briefing in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Union minister Jitendra Singh addresses a press briefing in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Published on May 21, 2018 09:33 PM IST
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PTI, Jammu | By HT Correspondent

Danish minister says Ramadan fasting can be ‘dangerous’, affect ‘productivity’

The Danish immigration and integration minister said she feared the fasting could affect “safety and productivity,” giving as an example bus drivers who have “neither had a drink nor eaten for more than 10 hours”.
File photo of Denmark's Immigration and Integration Minister Inger Stojberg addressing a news conference in Brussels.(REUTERS)
File photo of Denmark's Immigration and Integration Minister Inger Stojberg addressing a news conference in Brussels.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 21, 2018 07:14 PM IST
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AFP, Stockholm | By HT Correspondent

Can dyeing hair break the fast? Ramzan helplines in UP flooded with calls

Launched on Friday, the Ramzan helplines set up to assist rozedars and address all their queries, have received many calls .
Devotees offer prayer during the ongoing holy month of Ramzan in Noida on May 18.(HT file photo)
Devotees offer prayer during the ongoing holy month of Ramzan in Noida on May 18.(HT file photo)
Updated on May 20, 2018 09:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

UP DGP launches video con system, directs officials to maintain peace during Ramzan

Now, senior officials of UP police will be able to interact with their sub-ordinates at zone, range and districts level more conveniently and effectively after an integrated video conferencing system was made operational at UP 100 headquarters.
DGP OP Singh interacting with ADGs, IGs, DIGs and police chiefs through the integrated video conferencing system.(HT Photo)
DGP OP Singh interacting with ADGs, IGs, DIGs and police chiefs through the integrated video conferencing system.(HT Photo)
Published on May 18, 2018 04:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rohit Singh, Lucknow

Mehbooba slams Pakistan for violating ceasefire in Arnia, says it has shown no respect for Ramzan

The Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said Pakistan will have to reciprocate the peace initiatives taken by the Centre by announcing cessation of operations during the fasting month.
File photo of Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.(AP Photo)
File photo of Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.(AP Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2018 03:51 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Srinagar | By Press Trust of India

Separatists say Ramzan move a ‘farce’, ask Centre to spell out road map

Moderate Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said the one-month halt does not reflect a policy change towards Kashmir.
A Kashmiri woman looks at paramilitary soldiers standing guard on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in on May 17.(AP Photo)
A Kashmiri woman looks at paramilitary soldiers standing guard on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in on May 17.(AP Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2018 11:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

Halt on security operations in Kashmir gives Mehbooba space to win back electorate, say experts

It would help if Pakistan too dissuades militant groups based on its soil from launching strikes against targets in Kashmir, experts say.
Security forces have been asked not to launch operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan.(Reuters file photo)
Security forces have been asked not to launch operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on May 16, 2018 11:29 PM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Rajesh Ahuja and Rahul Singh

Ramzan moon sighted, fasting to begin from today

A spokesperson of Delhi’s Jama Masjid said that the Ramzan moon was sighted tonight and fasting begins on Thursday
Ramzan delicacies food near Jama Masjid between Iftar and Sehri at old Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Ramzan delicacies food near Jama Masjid between Iftar and Sehri at old Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2018 11:59 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service, Hyderabad | By Indo Asian News Service

Soon after centre halts security ops for Ramzan, encounter breaks out in Shopian

The militants opened firing on an Army patrol at Jamnagri in Shopian district, the police said, adding that the Army personnel retaliated the fire which triggered the gunbattle
Army soldiers in action outside a house where militants were hiding during an encounter.(PTI File Photo)
Army soldiers in action outside a house where militants were hiding during an encounter.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2018 07:53 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Srinagar | By Press Trust of India

Govt tells security forces not to launch ops in Kashmir for Ramzan, Mehbooba welcomes ‘ceasefire’

The decision has been taken to help the people of Jammu and Kashmir observe Ramzan in peaceful environment
Paramilitary soldiers stand guard during restriction in downtown area of Srinagar.(HT File Photo)
Paramilitary soldiers stand guard during restriction in downtown area of Srinagar.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2018 01:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja and Rahul Singh

10 killed in Bangladesh stampede as thousands gather to receive donations before Ramzan

The stampede began after people jostled to collect clothes and other items at the residence of the owner of a steel mill in Chittagong.
There were 10,000 to 12,000 people who had gathered for alms in Bangladesh’s Chittagong.(Representative image)
There were 10,000 to 12,000 people who had gathered for alms in Bangladesh’s Chittagong.(Representative image)
Updated on May 14, 2018 08:31 PM IST
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Reuters, Dhaka | By HT Correspondent

Mehbooba Mufti directs forces to ensure peace during Ramzan, Amarnath Yatra

The CM asked the agencies to synchronize efforts and adopt a calibrated response to various situations during Ramzan, the upcoming tourist season and the Hindu pilgrimage, Amarnath Yatra — from mid-May to late August.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday asked security forces to ensure a secure and hassle-free environment for people during the Muslim holy month of Ramzan.(PTI File Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday asked security forces to ensure a secure and hassle-free environment for people during the Muslim holy month of Ramzan.(PTI File Photo)
Published on May 12, 2018 09:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar

Parties advocating for ceasefire in J-K playing politics over Ramzan: Jitendra Singh

On May 9, Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti said the Centre should consider a unilateral ceasefire in the state starting from Ramzan till the completion of the Amarnath Yatra in August.
Union minister Jitendra Singh addresses a press briefing in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Union minister Jitendra Singh addresses a press briefing in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 12, 2018 04:55 PM IST
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PTI, Jammu | By HT Correspondent

Jammu and Kashmir parties for halting security ops during Ramzan, Amarnath Yatra

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti had chaired an all-party meet on Wednesday to work out a consensus among political parties as to what should be the best course of action to defuse the prevailing tension in Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said the all-party delegation would request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to work out ways to reach out to the youth of the Valley.(PTI)
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said the all-party delegation would request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to work out ways to reach out to the youth of the Valley.(PTI)
Updated on May 09, 2018 11:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain

Trinamool used Ramzan as pretext for single-phase Bengal panchayat polls: BJP

Senior Trinamool leaders, including chief minister Mamata Banerjee, have said over the past few days that the polling has to be completed before Ramzan begins (likely to start from May 16).
The state government’s stand and poll body’s decision for a single day polling has drawn criticism from various quarters.(File photo)
The state government’s stand and poll body’s decision for a single day polling has drawn criticism from various quarters.(File photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 12:20 PM IST
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Kolkata, Hindustan Times | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
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