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While two-wheelers and cars clocked around 90% jump, public buses recorded a meagre 4.82% rise in this period.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

3 crore vehicles and counting in Maharashtra: Prepare to spend more time in traffic jam

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2018 11:38 PM IST
The number of vehicles in the state jumped to 3.14 crore in January this year from 1.69 crore in 2011 — an 85% rise
In this undated file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a Chinese H-6K bomber patrols the islands and reefs in the South China Sea.(AP FILE)
In this undated file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a Chinese H-6K bomber patrols the islands and reefs in the South China Sea.(AP FILE)

China lands long-range bombers on South China Sea island for first time

Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 03:10 PM IST
The China Daily newspaper reported that the People’s Liberation Army Air Force conducted takeoff and landing training with the H-6K bomber in the South China Sea.
KK’s last album, Humsafar, released in 2008.
KK’s last album, Humsafar, released in 2008.

KK: It’s high time I release another album because I owe it to my fans

Hindustan Times | By Samarth Goyal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 04:32 PM IST
Singer-composer KK admits that he has focused more on his career in Bollywood, for which he put his musician dreams on the back seat.
Deepika Padukone’s dramatic Anamika Khanna look certainly cements her as red carpet master. (AP)
Deepika Padukone’s dramatic Anamika Khanna look certainly cements her as red carpet master. (AP)

Deepika Padukone’s Time 100 Gala saree is the perfect mix of sexy and sweet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Panwar
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 02:27 PM IST
Let’s take a moment to appreciate Deepika Padukone’s impeccable TIME’s 100 Most Influential People Gala style. Scroll to have a closer look at her heavily-embellished Anamika Khanna saree. Because who wouldn’t want to look like a princess on such a magical night?
Deepika Padukone arrives for the TIME 100 Gala in Manhattan, New York.(REUTERS)
Deepika Padukone arrives for the TIME 100 Gala in Manhattan, New York.(REUTERS)

Deepika Padukone and her ‘namaste’ are the stars of TIME 100 Gala. See pics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 09:19 AM IST
Deepika Padukone was honoured at the TIME 100 Gala on Wednesday and won over everyone’s hearts.
The maximum temperature in the city is expected to drop by close to two degree Celsius till April 30.(HT Representative Photo)
The maximum temperature in the city is expected to drop by close to two degree Celsius till April 30.(HT Representative Photo)

Mercury touches 41°C in Pune for first time this season

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 09:29 PM IST
The highest maximum temperature in the state was recorded in Parbhani at 44.1 degree Celsius. 
The incident happened on Sunday, when the 17-year-old complainant was alone at home. She lives with her sister and her sister's husband. The two, as well as the accused, work as labourers, according to the police.(AFP/FILE PHOTO)
The incident happened on Sunday, when the 17-year-old complainant was alone at home. She lives with her sister and her sister's husband. The two, as well as the accused, work as labourers, according to the police.(AFP/FILE PHOTO)

Another minor, this time in Pune, sexually assaulted by 26-year-old

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 05:07 PM IST
The incident comes in the wake of sexual assault cases in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir and Unnao, Uttar Pradesh. After national and international uproar against the two cases, the Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance, 2018, was passed by the central government. The ordinance made provision to increase the minimum punishment in child sexual assault cases, upon conviction, to 10 years. For conviction in sexual assault of a child under age of 12, the ordinance added the option to award death sentence.
Social media have become an added platform to promote books.(Shutterstock)
Social media have become an added platform to promote books.(Shutterstock)

World Book Day: Books in the times of social media

Hindustan Times | By Medha Shri Dahiya, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 01:25 PM IST
On World Book Day (23 April), we find out if social media can kill books. By the looks of it, no! In fact, social media is helping sell more books.
AAP leaders Rakhi Bidlan and Saurabh Bhardwaj at Delhi Legislative Assembly. Bhardwaj alleged that Delhi Police “shamelessly reached its new low and is a tool in the hands of the central government to settle score”.(PTI FILE)
AAP leaders Rakhi Bidlan and Saurabh Bhardwaj at Delhi Legislative Assembly. Bhardwaj alleged that Delhi Police “shamelessly reached its new low and is a tool in the hands of the central government to settle score”.(PTI FILE)

Kejriwal’s personal secretary questioned again, this time for 5 hours

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 11:31 AM IST
The AAP, meanwhile, alleged that on the pretext of questioning, the Delhi Police were continuing to harass the party MLAs and close aides of the chief minister.
Doctors advised parents to keep screen time of children limited to what is recommended by the American Academy of Paediatrics.(HT File)
Doctors advised parents to keep screen time of children limited to what is recommended by the American Academy of Paediatrics.(HT File)

Your child may be spending half their ‘awake’ time on the screen

Hindustan Times | By Aayushi Pratap
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 09:49 AM IST
A team of paediatricians, neurologists, neuro-oncologists from Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital conducted the survey during an eye check-up camp at the hospital.
Millie Bobby Brown in a still from Stranger Things.
Millie Bobby Brown in a still from Stranger Things.

Millie Bobby Brown youngest person ever on TIME’s 100 Most Influential list

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent, Washington Dc
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 04:21 PM IST
Strangers Things’ Millie Bobby Brown is now the youngest person to ever get featured on TIME’s 100 Most Influential list at 14.
Virat Kohli’s profile in TIME magazine has been written by former teammate Sachin Tendulkar.(AFP)
Virat Kohli’s profile in TIME magazine has been written by former teammate Sachin Tendulkar.(AFP)

Virat Kohli, Roger Federer among TIME’s 100 most influential people in 2018

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 11:46 AM IST
Virat Kohli has added another feather to his cap after he was named in TIME’s list of 100 most influential people in 2018 along with the likes of Roger Federer, Kevin Durant and Chloe Kim.
Rakul Preet Singh will be seen next in a film with Ajay Devgn.
Rakul Preet Singh will be seen next in a film with Ajay Devgn.

Rakul Preet Singh: Every time a film doesn’t work, people ask me the reason and I don’t like it

By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 05:04 PM IST
Actor Rakul Preet Singh says that instead of sulking because a film didn’t work at the box office, she prefers to focus on good things in life.
A HDFC Bank ATM in Bengaluru with ‘no cash’ placard.People complained ATMs in several parts of the city had run out of cash.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
A HDFC Bank ATM in Bengaluru with ‘no cash’ placard.People complained ATMs in several parts of the city had run out of cash.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

After cash crunch, printing of Rs 500 notes to be increased 5 times: Govt

PTI, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 07:57 PM IST
After reports of large number of ATMs running out of cash in several states, the govt said the central bank will increase the printing of Rs 500 notes.
Actor Varun Sharma is working with Kriti Sanon for the third time, after they shared screen space in Dilwale and Raabta.
Actor Varun Sharma is working with Kriti Sanon for the third time, after they shared screen space in Dilwale and Raabta.

Our friendship has grown with time, says Varun Sharma on working with Kriti Sanon for the third time

Hindustan Times | By Monika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 04:45 PM IST
Actor Varun Sharma, who is shooting for Arjun Patiala, says that he really admires how his co-star Kriti Sanon gets into the skin of the character she’s portraying onscreen.
Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry founder MIlind Kamble. In the wake of Dalit protests, Kamble, who trained as a civil engineer and is an entrepreneur, said schemes such as Mudra and Stand up India have benefited the marginalised communities.(HT File)
Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry founder MIlind Kamble. In the wake of Dalit protests, Kamble, who trained as a civil engineer and is an entrepreneur, said schemes such as Mudra and Stand up India have benefited the marginalised communities.(HT File)

Assured market makes this best time for Dalit entrepreneurs, says DICCI founder Milind Kamble

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 10:10 AM IST
Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry founder says the policies of the BJP-led NDA government offer complete market support to youth from the communities who are aspiring to create jobs.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma reach Bengaluru a day before Royal Challengers match.((Kunal Patil/HT Photo Files))
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma reach Bengaluru a day before Royal Challengers match.((Kunal Patil/HT Photo Files))

Anushka Sharma flies to Bengaluru to spend time with Virat Kohli. See pics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Chennai
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 04:55 PM IST
Anushka Sharma accompanies Virat Kohli to Bengaluru for his IPL match opposite Kings XI Punjab.
Shashi Tharoor is back with his latest ‘Word Of the Day’.
Shashi Tharoor is back with his latest ‘Word Of the Day’.

Shashi Tharoor is back with a new word, this time it’s a dig at his trolls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 06:14 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor is back with his latest ‘Word Of the Day’.
Markle had visited the foundation in Mumbai last year, and wrote about her experience in the Time magazine.(Image courtesy: Kensington Palace)
Markle had visited the foundation in Mumbai last year, and wrote about her experience in the Time magazine.(Image courtesy: Kensington Palace)

No wedding gift please, give aid to Mumbai charity: Harry and Meghan

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 12:02 AM IST
Markle had visited the foundation in Mumbai last year, and wrote about her experience in the Time magazine.
Actor Halle Berry began a self-made Instagram ‘Fitness Friday’ program at the start of 2018. (AP File Photo)
Actor Halle Berry began a self-made Instagram ‘Fitness Friday’ program at the start of 2018. (AP File Photo)

Halle Berry will shock you with her super fit body at 51. Here’s how India inspired her

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 02:38 PM IST
Hollywood’s age-defying beauty, Halle Berry, has a svelte and toned figure. Now, as part of her ‘Fitness Friday’ series on Instagram, the actor is giving us an insider’s peak into her headstand skills and her secret to getting those sculpted abs.
From 5,000 cases registered in 2014 with the GRP, it increased to 25,000 First Information Reports (FIRs) in 2017.(HT File/Representational Image)
From 5,000 cases registered in 2014 with the GRP, it increased to 25,000 First Information Reports (FIRs) in 2017.(HT File/Representational Image)

Time to get Mumbai’s railway safety on track, reveals GRP data

Hindustan Times | By Megha Sood, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 11:47 AM IST
The signs of the suburban railway network becoming difficult and unsafe can be gauged from the increasing number of cases registered by the GRP.
Swadheen Kshatriya at an interaction session organised by the National Society for Clean Cities on Saturday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Swadheen Kshatriya at an interaction session organised by the National Society for Clean Cities on Saturday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

88 per cent of RTS applications have been responded to and disposed off on time, says Swadheen Kshatriya

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 04:27 PM IST
The Maharashtra Right to Services Act ims to provide the delivery of transparent, efficient and timely public services to the eligible persons in the state of Maharashtra and to bring transparency and accountability in the departments and agencies of the government and other public authorities.
Rajinikanth, with fellow actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan at a protest in support of ongoing agitations in Tamil Nadu.(PTI Photo)
Rajinikanth, with fellow actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan at a protest in support of ongoing agitations in Tamil Nadu.(PTI Photo)

Rajinikanth says CSK should think about Cauvery issue, time not right for IPL in Chennai

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By KV Lakshmana, Chennai
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 09:55 PM IST
Actor-politician Rajinikanth also said that if it was not possible to withdraw IPL from Chennai at this stage, then the players should wear black badges to highlight the plight of the state’s farmers.
The SC said it will take some time to constitute a bench.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
The SC said it will take some time to constitute a bench.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Will take time to deal with promotion quota for SCs, STs: Supreme Court

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 09:16 PM IST
A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had earlier said a five-judge Constitution bench would examine as to whether a 2006 verdict needed a relook.
WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton expressed outrage at Facebook’s privacy policies by tweeting: “It is time. #deletefacebook”.(Reuters File Photo)
WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton expressed outrage at Facebook’s privacy policies by tweeting: “It is time. #deletefacebook”.(Reuters File Photo)

While Facebook faces the music, maybe it is time to #DeleteWhatsApp | Opinion

By Vivek Wadhwa
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 11:15 AM IST
It is time to hold all the social media companies accountable for their massive breaches of our privacy
Stella, the daughter of Beatles legend Paul McCartney, insists the two parties are ending their co-operation on good terms.(Shutterstock)
Stella, the daughter of Beatles legend Paul McCartney, insists the two parties are ending their co-operation on good terms.(Shutterstock)

Independent venture: Stella McCartney goes solo the first time in 17 years

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, London
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 10:07 AM IST
The 46-year-old has been in partnership with the luxury French fashion group for 17 years, and they jointly launched her self-titled fashion house.
Puneesh Sharma and Bandgi Kalra fell in love with each other on Bigg Boss.(bandgikalra/Instagram)
Puneesh Sharma and Bandgi Kalra fell in love with each other on Bigg Boss.(bandgikalra/Instagram)

Bandgi Kalra spends time with beau Puneesh Sharma’s family in Delhi; marriage still not on cards for Bigg Boss lovebirds

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2018 05:51 PM IST
Bigg Boss 11 contestants Puneesh Sharma and Bandgi Kalra fell in love on the show and became a real-life couple soon after the show got over. Not thinking of marriage right now, both are only focusing about taking their acting career forward.
Combination image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and US President Donald Trump.(Agencies)
Combination image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and US President Donald Trump.(Agencies)

PM Modi, Trump, Mark Zuckerberg among contenders for TIME’s 100 most influential people

PTI, New York | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 12:12 PM IST
Others on the list this year are North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Pakistani-American actor Kumail Nanjiani, Ivanka Trump, and Microsoft Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella.
Victims for Sale is author and journalist Nish Amarnath’s first novel.
Victims for Sale is author and journalist Nish Amarnath’s first novel.

Hope to inspire people to stray from the ‘normal’: Author Nish Amarnath

By Prannay Pathak, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2018 05:43 PM IST
The author of the mystery thriller Victims for Sale, which is the story of a plucky journalist versus a thriving sex racket, intends to keep drawing upon her newsroom experience to tell stories that are real, poignant, and mystifying.
Actor Umesh Kamat will be surprising the audience with his interesting character ‘Siddharth Vaidya’ in Asehi Ekda Vhave(SHANKAR NARAYAN/HTPHOTO)
Actor Umesh Kamat will be surprising the audience with his interesting character ‘Siddharth Vaidya’ in Asehi Ekda Vhave(SHANKAR NARAYAN/HTPHOTO)

I can't be picky every time: Umesh Kamat

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Anjali Shetty
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 05:24 PM IST
Actor Umesh Kamat talks about what attracts him to choose quirky characters
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