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EDMC seeks LG’s intervention over 245 crore ‘pending payments’ from Delhi govt

EDMC asks LG Anil Baijal to pressure the Delhi government to release pending payments allegedly amounting to over 245 crore which the civic body claims it is owed
Delhi LG Anil Baijal. (HT Photo)
Delhi LG Anil Baijal. (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 11:57 PM IST
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By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

Politics intensifies as Delhi civic bodies begin Chhath Puja preparations

The Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has already announced that it will celebrate the festival, albeit with Covid protocols
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) banned Chhath Puja on September 30 -- the second consecutive year that the authorities prohibited the celebrations. (Amal KS/HT Archive)
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) banned Chhath Puja on September 30 -- the second consecutive year that the authorities prohibited the celebrations. (Amal KS/HT Archive)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 11:56 PM IST
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By Paras Singh

Hazratganj lit up to dazzle, courtesy LMC

Hazratganj will continue to be illuminated even after Diwali, when a part of the decorative lights will be taken down
Hazratganj market in Lucknow has been decked up with colourful lights for the festive season. (HT Photo)
Hazratganj market in Lucknow has been decked up with colourful lights for the festive season. (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 11:56 PM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Lucknow

Decision to increase gap between 2 Covid doses not political or due to shortage: Dr Bharti Pawar

Earlier, Cyrus Poonawalla, founder of the Serum Institute of India (SII), said that the government had increased the gap between two doses from one month to three months due to shortage of vaccines
The decision to increase or decrease the gap between two doses is based purely on scientific evidence and not political considerations or shortage of vaccines, said Dr Bharti Pawar (left), minister of state in the ministry of health and family welfare. (HT PHOTO)
The decision to increase or decrease the gap between two doses is based purely on scientific evidence and not political considerations or shortage of vaccines, said Dr Bharti Pawar (left), minister of state in the ministry of health and family welfare. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 18, 2021 11:56 PM IST
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1 killed in gunfight between two NSCN factions in Nagaland

People familiar with the development told HT that the deceased was an “additional secretary” of the NSCN (K) Niki Sumi group
It was learnt that since both groups are currently in a ceasefire agreement with the government of India. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
It was learnt that since both groups are currently in a ceasefire agreement with the government of India. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 11:56 PM IST
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3 cops suspended after official detained for principal’s disappearance escapes

The top official of a private school in Odisha’s Bolangir was being questioned in connection with the disappearance of the school principal. Her family said she went missing after threatening to expose the official
The brother of the missing Odisha school principal alleged that she went missing after threatening to expose the private school’s managing committee president (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The brother of the missing Odisha school principal alleged that she went missing after threatening to expose the private school’s managing committee president (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 11:56 PM IST
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By Debabrata Mohanty

India, Israel share ties of centuries: Jaishankar

  • He said he was happy to be in Israel, a “land with which we have ties of centuries”, and amid the Indian Jewish community that has “in many ways been an umbilical cord” that has nourished these relations.
S Jaishankar is on his first visit to Israel after becoming foreign minister, and is holding talks with officials to boost bilateral relations.
S Jaishankar is on his first visit to Israel after becoming foreign minister, and is holding talks with officials to boost bilateral relations.
Published on Oct 18, 2021 11:56 PM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Dera chief Ram Rahim, 4 others awarded life sentence in 2002 murder case

Ranjit Singh, a former follower of Ram Rahim, was shot dead by four assailants on July 10, 2002, at his native Khanpur Kolian village in Kurukshetra
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and four others were awarded life sentence in the 2002 murder of dera manager Ranjit Singh. (HT file photo)
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and four others were awarded life sentence in the 2002 murder of dera manager Ranjit Singh. (HT file photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 11:54 PM IST
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Joe Biden administration asks US Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law

The Texas measure, one of a series of restrictive abortion laws passed at the state level in recent years, bans the procedure after about six weeks of pregnancy, a point when many women do not even realise they are pregnant.
US President Joe Biden.
US President Joe Biden.
Published on Oct 18, 2021 11:54 PM IST
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Two killed, 1 injured in three separate cases; at least 2 minors apprehended

In one of the murder cases that took place on Sunday evening in south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar, an 18-year-old man was stabbed to death allegedly by his neighbour following an altercation. The entire incident was captured in a CCTV camera
At least two of the three crimes were committed allegedly by minor boys, and the police are trying to ascertain the age of the suspect in the third crime (Picture for representation only)
At least two of the three crimes were committed allegedly by minor boys, and the police are trying to ascertain the age of the suspect in the third crime (Picture for representation only)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 11:53 PM IST
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