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A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Goregaon on Wednesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Maharashtra reports fewer than 5,000 Covid-19 cases for fifth day in a row

By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Maharashtra reported fewer than 5,000 Covid-19 cases for the fifth consecutive day, taking the state’s tally to 1,864,348, with 4,981 fresh infections recorded on Wednesday
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A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Mankhurd on Tuesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Mankhurd on Tuesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Maharashtra sees under 3,000 Covid-19 cases for third day in a row

By Swapnil Rawal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:45 AM IST
The state’s tally touched 1,752,509, while the state’s active cases stood at 81,925
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The pandemic and subsequent introduction of lockdown measures continued to weigh heavily on the economy, Lewis Cooper, an economist at IHS Markit, said.(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)
The pandemic and subsequent introduction of lockdown measures continued to weigh heavily on the economy, Lewis Cooper, an economist at IHS Markit, said.(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)

Covid-19: Services PMI shrinks for 5th month in a row

By Asit Ranjan Mishra | Livemint, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2020 07:58 AM IST
The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for services inched up slightly to 34.2 in July from 33.7 in June, according to the survey by analytics firm IHS Markit. The reading was still well below the 50 mark that divides contraction from expansion.
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Panjab University likely to win MAKA trophy for second year in a row

By Saurabh Duggal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 11:27 PM IST
In PU’s annual performance, shooting contributed to maximum points with 2,443, while swimming added to 1,180 points
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Red Cross staff and crematorium staff arguing over the body of Covid-19 patient Omkar Singh from Hoshiarpur, who died in PGI on Saturday. Red Cross staff refused to carry the body inside the LPG crematorium in Sector 25 West in Chandigarh on Sunday.(Anil Dayal/HT)
Red Cross staff and crematorium staff arguing over the body of Covid-19 patient Omkar Singh from Hoshiarpur, who died in PGI on Saturday. Red Cross staff refused to carry the body inside the LPG crematorium in Sector 25 West in Chandigarh on Sunday.(Anil Dayal/HT)

Row as workers transporting body of Covid-19 patient refuse to place it on pyre in Chandigarh

By Shub Karman Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2020 11:00 PM IST
Video shows Sector 25 crematorium workers arguing with Red Cross team members, asking them not to leave it on the floor of the facility
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Appointment of OSD to ex-Akali minister as commission member sparks row

By Vishal Rambani | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2020 11:55 PM IST
CM’s wife and Patiala MP Preneet Kaur, two Congress MLAs raise objection over the move, say will take up the issue with Capt
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A doctor wearing a protective suit seals a bag containing a swab sample vial, at a testing center for Covid-19 in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
A doctor wearing a protective suit seals a bag containing a swab sample vial, at a testing center for Covid-19 in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Delhi records 206 new Covid-19 cases but no casualty for 4th straight day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 11:59 PM IST
A total of 1,078 people have recovered while the number of active cases is 2,182. Delhi had recorded 190 positive cases on Monday and 293 on Sunday.
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WORLD KABADDI C’SHIP: Arrival of ‘unofficial’ Indian team in Lahore kicks up row

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Sports and external affairs ministries in India have not granted permission to any team, which is mandatory to represent the country at international event
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Senior BJP leader and former finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar warned the Maharashtra government not to create hurdles for National Investigation Agency (NIA) which the Centre had ordered to take probe into the Bhima Koregaon violence.(HT Photo)
Senior BJP leader and former finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar warned the Maharashtra government not to create hurdles for National Investigation Agency (NIA) which the Centre had ordered to take probe into the Bhima Koregaon violence.(HT Photo)

Former BJP minister warns Maharashtra govt of dismissal, sparks row

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 07:45 PM IST
The Maharashtra government says the Centre has interfered in a State subject by unilaterally handing over the probe in the Bhima Koregaon violence to the NIA.
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Jallianwala Bagh acquiring new look amid row of tampering with its historical character

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2020 11:39 PM IST
When the visitors enter the premises of the garden, they find historic narrow street plastered with modern cement. The British army troops entered the garden through this street to shoot the peaceful unarmed protesters on Vaisakhi in 1919. Centenary of the massacre was observed last year
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Dakha, a tough nut to crack for Congress as it loses fifth time in a row

By Aneesha Sareen Kumar | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 11:31 PM IST
In the past four elections, including both Punjab Assembly and Lok Sabha from 2012 to 2019, the Congress has failed to win from the Dakha seat
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As per the notification, of the 85 wards of the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC), only 44 will be part of the corporation, while the remaining 31 will constitute the proposed Kolar Municipal Corporation (KMC).(PTI image)
As per the notification, of the 85 wards of the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC), only 44 will be part of the corporation, while the remaining 31 will constitute the proposed Kolar Municipal Corporation (KMC).(PTI image)

Row over MP govt proposal to split civic body

By Ranjan | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 11:14 AM IST
Bhopal North and Bhopal Central are considered to be Muslims dominated constituencies, according to the notification.
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Dipa Karmakar (IND) of India competes on the floor exercise during the women's qualifications(REUTERS)
Dipa Karmakar (IND) of India competes on the floor exercise during the women's qualifications(REUTERS)

Amid row, fresh gymnastics trials for world meet

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 09:18 AM IST
Although Dipa Karmakar’s impressive showing in the 2016 Rio Olympics shone a light on Indian gymnastics, uncertainty has ruled the sport since the sports ministry derecognised the federation because of factionalism.
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JD (U) national general secretary Shyam Rajak hit back, terming the BJP MLC’s statement as “faltu” [useless]. He said the PM Modi himself had spoken highly of Kumar’s social and developmental initiatives.(HT image)
JD (U) national general secretary Shyam Rajak hit back, terming the BJP MLC’s statement as “faltu” [useless]. He said the PM Modi himself had spoken highly of Kumar’s social and developmental initiatives.(HT image)

After row, Sushil Modi supports Nitish as ‘captain’ in Bihar polls

By Anil Kumar | PATNA
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 04:31 AM IST
The NDA had won 39 out of 40 seats in the April-May Lok Sabha polls.
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Development quota: Bifurcation of Ludhiana wards triggers row

By Harsimran Singh Batra | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 10:42 PM IST
The Ludhiana mayor had earlier fixed development quota for internal and external wards at Rs 1 crore and Rs 1.5 crore per annum. Now, councillors are making efforts to get their wards declared as external ones in a bid to get more funds for development.
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The tweet appeared on the same day when West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter saying the country deserves to know what happened to Bose.(HT image)
The tweet appeared on the same day when West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter saying the country deserves to know what happened to Bose.(HT image)

PIB triggers row with tweet on Bose ‘death anniversary’

By HT Correspondent | Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 07:47 AM IST
While a section of the historians and some members of Bose’s family claim the freedom fighter died in a plane crash at Taihoku on August 18, 1945, his death continues to remain a mystery due to lack of any physical evidence.
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Lance Naik Sandeep Thapa (35), a resident of village Rajawala in Sahaspur district of Dehradun, sustained fatal injuries in the Pakistani firing in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, as per an army official.(HT image)
Lance Naik Sandeep Thapa (35), a resident of village Rajawala in Sahaspur district of Dehradun, sustained fatal injuries in the Pakistani firing in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, as per an army official.(HT image)

Pakistan violates ceasefire at LoC second day in a row

By Press Trust of India | Jammu
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 07:47 AM IST
The mortar shelling and small arms firing from across the border in Kalal area of Nowshera sector started at around 6.45 pm, prompting strong and effective retaliation by the Indian army, the spokesman said.
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A lower court in Rajasthan had on Wednesday let off all the six suspects in the Pehlu Khan lynching case on the benefit of doubt.(HT image)
A lower court in Rajasthan had on Wednesday let off all the six suspects in the Pehlu Khan lynching case on the benefit of doubt.(HT image)

Political row over Pehlu probe, SIT to be set up

By HT Correspondent | Jaipur
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 02:57 AM IST
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi also took to social media and called the court’s verdict shocking. However, she lauded the Congress-led Rajasthan government’s efforts in enacting a law against mob lynching.
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Madhya Pradesh police have decided to send a notice to a man in Jabalpur who took offence after he was assigned a “non-Hindu” delivery boy by Zomato.(AFP Photo)
Madhya Pradesh police have decided to send a notice to a man in Jabalpur who took offence after he was assigned a “non-Hindu” delivery boy by Zomato.(AFP Photo)

Man who cancelled Zomato order over ‘non-Hindu’ row to get police notice

By Monika Pandey | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 06:38 PM IST
In a Twitter post, Amit Shukla tagged Zomato and said had cancelled his order as “they allocated a non Hindu rider”. “They said they can’t change rider and can’t refund on cancellation, I said you can’t force me to take a delivery I don’t want…” he tweeted.c
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Tathagata Roy(HT Photo)
Tathagata Roy(HT Photo)

Row over Meghalaya guv ‘East Bengal Club’ tweet

By Tanmay Chatterjee and Dhiman Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 01:28 AM IST
The tweet drew flak from several quarters, especially supporters and office-bearers of East Bengal as well as former football players.
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Kolkata: Supporters take part in a rally ahead 100 years celebration of East Bengal Football Club, in Kolkata on July 28, 2019.(PTI)
Kolkata: Supporters take part in a rally ahead 100 years celebration of East Bengal Football Club, in Kolkata on July 28, 2019.(PTI)

‘Why support East Bengal sitting in West Bengal’: Meghalaya governor’s remark sparks row

By Tanmay Chatterjee and Dhiman Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 04:10 PM IST
Tathagata Roy’s tweetraised a storm in Kolkata and rest of Bengal since East Bengal and its arch rival, Mohun Bagan Athletic Club, comprise an integral part of the state’s culture and history.
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The grant came six months after he submitted a request to then chief minister Manohar Parrikar. At the time, the GFP was an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government in the state.(REUTERS)
The grant came six months after he submitted a request to then chief minister Manohar Parrikar. At the time, the GFP was an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government in the state.(REUTERS)

Row over Goa leader’s son getting Rs 23.55L to scale Mount Everest

By Gerard de Souza | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 04:04 AM IST
In December 2017, the government sanctioned an amount of Rs 23.55 lakh to Rahul Prabhudesai, a mountaineer attempting to scale Mount Everest in the 2018 spring-summer mountaineering season.
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The complaint told the police that the men forced his wife into a car and gang-raped her, police officials familiar with the matter said.(himanshu vyas\ hindustan times)
The complaint told the police that the men forced his wife into a car and gang-raped her, police officials familiar with the matter said.(himanshu vyas\ hindustan times)

3 Uttar Pradesh cops suspended after row over rape complaint

By HT Correspondent | Agra
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 11:46 PM IST
Speaking on condition of anonymity, police officials said the complainant and his wife approached the Bichwan police station in the Manipuri area to lodge a complaint on Saturday.
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Maruti Suzuki Product range , photographed by Ramesh Pathania at Maruti Suzuki display centre , Vasant Kunj New Delhi 16th Jan 2018
Maruti Suzuki Product range , photographed by Ramesh Pathania at Maruti Suzuki display centre , Vasant Kunj New Delhi 16th Jan 2018

Maruti Suzuki cuts production in June for fifth month in a row

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 03:09 PM IST
The auto major said it slashed total vehicle production, including Super Carry LCV, by 15.6 per cent last month to 1,11,917 units as compared to 1,32,616 units in the year-ago month.
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DMK parliamentarian Dayanidhi Maran said: “I hope that henceforth the government adopts the same attitude in dealing with matters of dissent and voices of opposition as well.”(HT Photo)
DMK parliamentarian Dayanidhi Maran said: “I hope that henceforth the government adopts the same attitude in dealing with matters of dissent and voices of opposition as well.”(HT Photo)

Rajnath tries to end row following Kiran Bedi’s tweet, says she has regretted

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 09:46 PM IST
In her now-deleted tweet, Bedi on Sunday had blamed the water crisis in Tamil Nadu on “poor governance, corrupt politics, indifferent bureaucracy with highly selfish and cowardly attitude of the people”.
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Many netizens and NGOs have come forward to adopt the child, whose father was a labourer, as her story went viral on the internet.(Picture Credit Twitter)
Many netizens and NGOs have come forward to adopt the child, whose father was a labourer, as her story went viral on the internet.(Picture Credit Twitter)

Little Adeeba, who lost her family in Jammu road accident, melt hearts on net

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 05:10 PM IST
The little girl lost her parents and two brothers in Monday’s road accident in Kishtwar and is being treated for injuries on her head, face and legs in the Government Medical College and Hospital in Jammu.
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(Samir Jana / Hindustan TimesAmong those arrested is Shambhunath Mandal, president of the scheduled caste cell of the BJP Birbhum unit.)
(Samir Jana / Hindustan TimesAmong those arrested is Shambhunath Mandal, president of the scheduled caste cell of the BJP Birbhum unit.)

Five Bengal BJP workers arrested in ‘cut money’ row

By Koushik Dutta | Hindustan times, Midnapore
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 04:54 PM IST
The BJP leadership has claimed that the charges are concocted and its supporters were framed for resisting sale of sand collected illegally from the bed of the Ajoy river.
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Five members of a family, including a boy, were shot dead allegedly by three relatives after a dispute over a strip of land for constructing a road in a town in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district, police said Saturday.(AFP Photo)
Five members of a family, including a boy, were shot dead allegedly by three relatives after a dispute over a strip of land for constructing a road in a town in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district, police said Saturday.(AFP Photo)

5 of family shot dead by kin over land dispute

By Press Trust of India | Sagar
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 04:30 PM IST
The row could not have come at a worse time for Johnson, who polled the most votes from 313 Conservative MPs in five rounds in the first of the two-phased election.
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Police were called to the home of leadership candidate Boris Johnson. (REUTERS Photo)
Police were called to the home of leadership candidate Boris Johnson. (REUTERS Photo)

Boris’ domestic row hits bid to be UK PM

By Prasun Sonwalkar | London
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 07:00 AM IST
The row could not have come at a worse time for Johnson, who polled the most votes from 313 Conservative MPs in five rounds in the first of the two-phased election.
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