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Rain accompanied with high velocity wind brings down mercury in Shimla, Manali

Tourist destinations near Himachal’s state capital such as Narkanda, Kufri got snow on Tuesday
Tourists flocked to Shimla’s Ridge on Wednesday, hoping to find snow but they had to contend with a rainy and windy morning.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Tourists flocked to Shimla’s Ridge on Wednesday, hoping to find snow but they had to contend with a rainy and windy morning.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 12:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByHT Correspondent

The Biryani House to expand its footprints pan-India: Sarvesh Chaubey

The Biryani House is India’s fastest-to-be cloud kitchen network and the only company that offers more than 50 varieties of Dum Biryani.
The Biryani House is the brainchild of Mr Sarvesh Chaubey, Co-Founder and Chairman.
The Biryani House is the brainchild of Mr Sarvesh Chaubey, Co-Founder and Chairman.
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 05:00 PM IST
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Fresh snowfall in Kufri, Narkanda, NH 5 blocked

The weather will get clear from November 27
Tourists riding on snow covered roads in Kufri on Thursday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Tourists riding on snow covered roads in Kufri on Thursday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 08:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

Himachal steps up health infra after spike in Covid cases

In the first week of November alone, the state saw more than 4,000 people testing positive, while its total coronavirus tally stands at 26,808; maximum cases reported from Mandi district.
On Wednesday, the state’s cumulative Covid-19 tally stood at 26,808 of which 5,365 are active cases. The coronavirus toll has mounted to 390. In the first week of November alone, the state saw more than 4,000 people testing positive.(HT file photo)
On Wednesday, the state’s cumulative Covid-19 tally stood at 26,808 of which 5,365 are active cases. The coronavirus toll has mounted to 390. In the first week of November alone, the state saw more than 4,000 people testing positive.(HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 12:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht

Unregistered guest houses in HP eating into hotel business

The tourism department says there are around 3,350 registered hotels and 1,656 registered homestays in the state.
Tourists enjoying themselves at a homestay in Kotgarh village in Shimla.(HT Photo)
Tourists enjoying themselves at a homestay in Kotgarh village in Shimla.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 08, 2020 11:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | ByNavneet Rathore, Shimla

Inquiry into death of 70 cattle at pound in Haryana’s Panchkula

Poisoning suspected as 30 critically ill cattle undergoing treatment; three-member committee to submit report soon
Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gian Chand Gupta at the Mata Mansa Devi Gaudham in Panchkula on Wednesday.(Sant Arora/HT)
Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gian Chand Gupta at the Mata Mansa Devi Gaudham in Panchkula on Wednesday.(Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 11:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panchkula | ByTanbir Dhaliwal, Panchkula

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar back in Chandigarh after recovering from Covid-19

After treatment at private hospital in Gurugram, urges people to follow safety guidelines and stay vigilant but not fear coronavirus
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had tested positive on August 24, just two days before the day-long monsoon session of the state assembly.(HT file photo)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had tested positive on August 24, just two days before the day-long monsoon session of the state assembly.(HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 06:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHTC & PTI, Chandigarh

Latecomers will face action, HP govt cracks the whip on officials

Circulars were recently sent out to all officials after chief minister Jai Ram Thakur noticed many of them, including secretaries and special secretaries, coming in late
Many government officials in Shimla have reportedly been turning up for work at 10.30 am or even later.(Shutterstock)
Many government officials in Shimla have reportedly been turning up for work at 10.30 am or even later.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 28, 2020 04:31 PM IST
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Himachal Pradesh, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

Jharkhand woman tests Covid-19 positive after giving birth, state tally rises to 35

With the latest case, the number of Covid-19 cases in Jharkhand have risen to 35, according to the Union health ministry figures released on Saturday morning. These include two deaths from the disease. One fatality was reported from Ranchi while the other from Bokaro district. Both were senior citizens.
Firefighters sanitize a locality during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Ranchi, Saturday. April 18, 2020.(PTI)
Firefighters sanitize a locality during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Ranchi, Saturday. April 18, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 18, 2020 01:35 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Fresh spell of snow in higher reaches of Himachal

An orange warning stands for ‘alert’ and authorities are expected to be prepared.
Snow and rain is likely to continue in middle and higher hills of the state for the next two days.(ANI)
Snow and rain is likely to continue in middle and higher hills of the state for the next two days.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 27, 2020 07:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

Singer Kanika Kapoor confirms she has coronavirus, attended events in Lucknow and Kanpur recently

Singer Kanika Kapoor has tested positive for coronavirus in Lucknow 10 days after flying back from London.
Singer Kanika Kapoor confirms she has tested positive for Covid-19.
Singer Kanika Kapoor confirms she has tested positive for Covid-19.
Updated on Mar 20, 2020 04:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

In Bengal, drones to collect samples, spray insecticides to combat dengue

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said two days ago that 23 people had died due to dengue across West Bengal. Unofficially, however, the figure has crossed 45 and more than 40,000 people have been affected since January by the vector-borne disease.
At least six people have died in Kolkata till Thursday and more than 3,000 people have been affected with the disease.(HT PHOTO.)
At least six people have died in Kolkata till Thursday and more than 3,000 people have been affected with the disease.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 10:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

After deluge, Patna stares at dengue crisis

Of the 10 dengue positive cases reported at the Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) on October 4, seven were from Patna, said its chief casualty medical officer Dr Abhijeet Singh.
As against 35 beds in dengue wards, the PMCH has added another 30 for dengue patients, said its superintendent Dr Rajiv Ranjan Prasad.(HT Photo)
As against 35 beds in dengue wards, the PMCH has added another 30 for dengue patients, said its superintendent Dr Rajiv Ranjan Prasad.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2019 05:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByRuchir Kumar

Construct a government school, name it after a loved one

UP Basic Shiksha Parishad secretary Ruby Singh, however, made it clear that the scheme, if implemented, would entail well laid-down rules that an individual would need to strictly adhere to, including getting the name cleared, after whom the building is to be named.
The move is being viewed as an effort to make available better buildings and facilities in government-run primary and upper primary schools spread across the state without putting the financial burden of it on the state government.(HT image)
The move is being viewed as an effort to make available better buildings and facilities in government-run primary and upper primary schools spread across the state without putting the financial burden of it on the state government.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 01:09 AM IST
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PRAYAGRAJ | ByK Sandeep Kumar

SUV lifters’ strike again, drive off with businessman’s vehicle

Police said the modus operandi and timing of the thefts – between 3.30 am and 5.30 am — points towards the involvement of the same gang.
In all incidents, the miscreants came in a four-wheeler and conducted a recce before committing the thefts.(HT image)
In all incidents, the miscreants came in a four-wheeler and conducted a recce before committing the thefts.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 08:59 PM IST
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LUCKNOW | ByHT Correspondent

BJP set to explain Jammu and Kashmir decision in regional languages

The BJP is carrying out mass contact and awareness campaigns between September 1 and 30 to explain its J&K decision.
Two separate teams, comprising six leaders each, have been asked to oversee the execution of the programmes.(HT image)
Two separate teams, comprising six leaders each, have been asked to oversee the execution of the programmes.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 02:31 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Amid fears of Indira Canteen being shut down, Siddaramaiah warns of backlash

On Tuesday, N Manjunath Prasad, the outgoing commissioner of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, said there were no funds to run the scheme as neither the state government nor the civic body had allocated funds for it.
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the Congress would be forced to protest if the plan to shut down Indira Canteen continued.(PTI PHOTO.)
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the Congress would be forced to protest if the plan to shut down Indira Canteen continued.(PTI PHOTO.)
Published on Aug 28, 2019 01:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByHT Correspondent

Kaun Banega Crorepati 11: Can you answer this 1 cr question that stumped Charna Gupta?

KBC 11 participant Charna Gupta took home the prize money of 50 lakh as she chose to not attempt the 1 crore question. Can you answer the question?
KBC 11 saw Amitabh Bachchan fielding the first <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 crore question to Chara Gupta.
KBC 11 saw Amitabh Bachchan fielding the first 1 crore question to Chara Gupta.
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 11:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Guwahati wants to host one of India’s World Cup qualifiers, might get opener

The Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Sarusajai, on the outskirts of the state capital, could get to host the game.
Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri in action during a match against Syria.(ANI)
Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri in action during a match against Syria.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 23, 2019 05:45 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Jayalalithaa transitions from ‘revolutionary leader’ to ‘goddess’

Jayalalithaa’s statue sculpted in a huge black granite block weighing nearly eight tonnes is drawing AIADMK faithfuls who offer prayers daily.
Jayalalithaa’s statue is located in front of the city’s Corporation Yoga Centre at Ganesapuram which is close to an Amman temple. Those who frequent the temple visit ‘goddess Jayalalithaa’ as well.(HT Photo)
Jayalalithaa’s statue is located in front of the city’s Corporation Yoga Centre at Ganesapuram which is close to an Amman temple. Those who frequent the temple visit ‘goddess Jayalalithaa’ as well.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 20, 2019 03:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByMC Rajan

Rajasthan man jailed for raping his daughter, allegedly kills wife when on bail

The 39-year-old, who was arrested last year in July on charges of raping his 15-year-old minor daughter and granted bail in December, is on the run after allegedly killing his wife on early Thursday morning.
According to police, the accused fled the crime scene after calling up his brother-in-law to say that his sister had died.(PTI Representative Image)
According to police, the accused fled the crime scene after calling up his brother-in-law to say that his sister had died.(PTI Representative Image)
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 03:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent

15 armed jawans injured in bus accident in Jharkhand

According to information, there were 52 armed jawans in the vehicle that was on its way to Deoghar. The security personnel were being transported from JAP-2 to assist the security arrangement of the month long Shravani mela to begin on July 17 in Deoghar.
Fifteen Jharkhand armed police personnel were injured when a bus carrying them to Deoghar from Ranchi lost control in Sikidiri valley under Rajrappa police station on Saturday morning.(HT Photo)
Fifteen Jharkhand armed police personnel were injured when a bus carrying them to Deoghar from Ranchi lost control in Sikidiri valley under Rajrappa police station on Saturday morning.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 14, 2019 12:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByHT Correspondent

Google helped UP Board come up with exam schedule for 2020 on July 1

Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad or UP Board did something on July 1 that it had never done before in its 98-year-old existence: It released the Board’s examination schedule for the next year on the very first day when schools reopened after summer vacation.
Deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma, who is also UP’s secondary education minister, announced the examination schedule set to start from February 18, 2020 in Lucknow.(PTI file)
Deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma, who is also UP’s secondary education minister, announced the examination schedule set to start from February 18, 2020 in Lucknow.(PTI file)
Updated on Jul 08, 2019 03:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | ByK Sandeep Kumar

Tabrez lynching: Police issue alert on fake posts

The district and police administration, however, intervened soon and brought the situation under control. Police personnel have been deployed in area.
Ranchi, India - July 5, 2019:Muslims during a meeting in protest of recent mob lynching death of Kharswan youth Tabrez Ansari at Doranda in Ranchi, India, on Friday, July 5, 2019. (Photo / Hindustan Times)
Ranchi, India - July 5, 2019:Muslims during a meeting in protest of recent mob lynching death of Kharswan youth Tabrez Ansari at Doranda in Ranchi, India, on Friday, July 5, 2019. (Photo / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 08, 2019 06:02 AM IST
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Ranchi | ByHT Correspondent

Kiran Bedi blames politicians, officials for Tamil Nadu water crisis

Posting pictures of dried up lakes with the caption, Chennai’s Day Zero, Bedi tweeted asking why the state capital had become the first city in the country to have run dry.
AIADMK has condemned it, asking Bedi to focus on her duties and maintain dignity. DMK has gone on the offensive with Stalin himself leading the charge.(Hindustan Times)
AIADMK has condemned it, asking Bedi to focus on her duties and maintain dignity. DMK has gone on the offensive with Stalin himself leading the charge.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 10:50 PM IST
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Chennai | ByHT Correspondent

High alert in Karnataka as terror suspect arrested

Speaking to the media, Karnataka Home Minister M.B. Patil said the suspect is allegedly linked to a terror organisation.
(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
Published on Jun 27, 2019 02:51 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByIndo Asian News Service

UP govt to reimburse 2.5 crore bill for Vajpayee’s ash immersion

The payment of bill incurred for the programme organised for the immersion of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ahses got entangled in red-tapism as various departments continued to pass the buck for 10 months.
File photo of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.(PTI)
File photo of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 11:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Flight operations from Hindon civil terminal likely from August

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the terminal on March 8 but operations are yet to begin. Earlier, the officials had estimated that the flights may start in June but the operations got delayed.
The Ghaziabad administration had proposed Lucknow as one of the destinations as it is the state capital and popular among passengers from western UP.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
The Ghaziabad administration had proposed Lucknow as one of the destinations as it is the state capital and popular among passengers from western UP.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 08:48 AM IST
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Monsoon arrives in east UP, may reach Lucknow in 36 hours

The day temperature was 26.1 degrees Celsius, nine degrees below normal, while minimum (night) temperature was 25 degrees Celsius.
An official of the Meteorological Centre, Lucknow said, “Monsoon hit Kerala coast on June 8 — after a delay of a week — marking the commencement of four-month rainy season (June to September) in the country.(HT Photo)
An official of the Meteorological Centre, Lucknow said, “Monsoon hit Kerala coast on June 8 — after a delay of a week — marking the commencement of four-month rainy season (June to September) in the country.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 12:39 AM IST
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Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

4 cr jewels robbed in Patna heist

Police said it was the biggest jewellery shop heist in the state capital in recent memory.
Officials said that the accused likely did a recce of the place before carrying out the heist.(HT Photo)
Officials said that the accused likely did a recce of the place before carrying out the heist.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2019 12:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAvinash Kumar
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