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  • May 28, 2022 11:42 PM IST

    Over 13 shops charred in fire in Thane, none injured

    More than 13 shops were charred in a fire which broke out in Wagale Estate area of Thane, Maharashtra, around 10.09 pm on Saturday. The fire first broke out in a company producing lab equipment due to a blast in an Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder which then spread to 12 other shops and small scale companies in the vicinity. The authorities confirmed that no one was injured in the fire.

  • May 28, 2022 08:41 PM IST

    Money laundering case: Court allows Jacqueline Fernandez to fly to Abu Dhabi for IIFA awards

    A Delhi Court on Saturday granted permission to Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez, who is being investigated by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case, to travel abroad.

  • May 28, 2022 08:35 PM IST

    Karnataka CM Bommai says not thinking of fresh cuts on fuel prices

    Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said his government had not yet taken any decision on cutting tax on fuel prices. The Centre had recently reduced excise duty on petrol and diesel leading to calls for state governments to further bring down prices. Read More

  • May 28, 2022 08:29 PM IST

    Indian Army gives health update of 19 soldiers injured in Ladakh accident

    Indian Army’s Western Command on Saturday said 19 soldiers, who were injured on Friday after the vehicle carrying them skidded off the road and tumbled into the Shyok river, in Ladakh’s Turtuk sector, are currently stable. In the accident, seven soldiers were killed. Read More

  • May 28, 2022 08:28 PM IST

    Former US president Trump dismiss calls for gun control

  • May 28, 2022 08:24 PM IST

    31 killed in stampede at church in Nigeria, casualties mostly include children

    Atleast 31 people were killed and seven others were left injured after a stampede broke out at a church event in the southeastern Nigerian city of Port Harcourt on Saturday, CNN reported citing police and security officials.

  • May 28, 2022 08:21 PM IST

    Argentina, Ireland…: Which countries reported Monkeypox cases in last 48 hours

    The Monkeypox cases continue to rise across the world, with more than 200 suspected or confirmed cases being reported from across 20 countries. A World Health Organisation (WHO) official feared there would be a community transmission, even as the global health body said that it was containable if the measures were put into place right now, Reuters had reported. Read More

  • May 28, 2022 07:19 PM IST

    7 trekkers go missing in Uttarakhand Himalayas

    Seven trekkers have gone missing on Pandav Shera trek in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district at a height of around 4500 metres, said officials. After State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) was informed about the incident, a High-Altitude Rescue team of SDRF was sent in a Chopper to Rudraprayag to launch a search and rescue operation on Saturday evening.

  • May 28, 2022 06:53 PM IST

    Police detain father of boy who shouted slogans at Kerala PFI rally: Report

    The father of the Kerala boy who shouted provocative slogans against other communities at a rally held by the Popular Front of India (PFI) in coastal Alappuzha last week has been taken into custody, news agency PTI said Saturday evening citing an unnamed police officer. Read More

  • May 28, 2022 06:43 PM IST

    Covid-19: Maharashtra reports first cases of BA.4, BA.5 subvariants of Omicron

    Maharashtra on Saturday reported its first cases of the Covid-19 infection with BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the Omicron strain of the virus in at least seven cases in Pune. Read More

  • May 28, 2022 06:05 PM IST

    4 cases of B.A. 4 variant, 3 cases of B.A. 5 variant detecred in Maharashtra: Health dept

  • May 28, 2022 05:39 PM IST

    Prosperity of villages of Gujarat is due to dairy cooperatives: PM Modi

    Prosperity of villages of Gujarat is due to dairy cooperatives, PM Modi also said in the Gandhinagar event.

  • May 28, 2022 05:11 PM IST

    Modi inaugurates Nano Urea (Liquid) Plant constructed at IFFCO in Gandhinagar

    India is the second biggest consumer of fertilizers and third biggest producer of fertilizer. Seven-eight years ago, the majority of urea could not reach our farms and was destroyed due to black marketing. Urea factories were shut because of a lack of new technologies, says PM Modi in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 

  • May 28, 2022 04:39 PM IST

    Sri Lanka marks 50th day of ‘Go Rajapaksa’ protest: What we know so far

    Organisers of protests demanding the resignation of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa amid the country’s worst economic crisis on Saturday said they will intense agitation marches with wider participation as the ongoing anti-government protest entered its 50th day. Read More

  • May 28, 2022 04:18 PM IST

    Bangaldesh minister calls for repatriation of displaced Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen says repatriation of displaced Myanmar nationals from his country necessary for security, stability in Southeast Asia. 

  • May 28, 2022 04:14 PM IST

    DGCA imposes 5 lakh fine on IndiGo for denying boarding to special needs child

    Aviation watchdog, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Saturday imposed a penalty of 5 lakh on India’s largest airline, IndiGo, after a special child along with his parents were denied boarding at Ranchi Airport on May 7. Read More

  • May 28, 2022 02:59 PM IST

    ‘No wrongdoing happened in last 8 years’: PM Modi on eve of govt’s anniversary

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to his home state of Gujarat where elections are slated to be held in December, has said that the ‘double engine’ government, where the state and Central governments work in tandem, has taken Gujarat to newer heights of development. Read More

  • May 28, 2022 02:09 PM IST

    How many people fully vaccinated in India? Health minister gives an update

    In what can be viewed as a key milestone as India tackles coronavirus, health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday said that over 88 per cent of the adult population (people who are 18 years and above in age) is fully vaccinated against the disease. Read more

  • May 28, 2022 12:24 PM IST

    PM Modi greeted in Rajkot

  • May 28, 2022 11:56 AM IST

    Pushkar Singh Dhami holds roadshow ahead of bypolls

    Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami holds a roadshow along with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Tanakpur, Champawat district ahead of bypoll to Champawat Assembly seat.

  • May 28, 2022 11:41 AM IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his home state of Gujarat on Saturday, said his government has made “sincere attempts to serve the country by following teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel.” Read more

  • May 28, 2022 11:36 AM IST

    Patidar outreach, focus on cooperative sector: PM Modi in Gujarat

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi began a two-day visit to his home state of Gujarat on Saturday where he is set to attend events in Rajkot and Gandhinagar. His two-day schedule began with a visit to a multispeciality hospital in Rajkot. Read more

  • May 28, 2022 10:22 AM IST

    Manipur activist, arrested in Delhi, sent to judicial custody in Imphal

    A human rights activist from Manipur, who was arrested in Delhi on Tuesday in connection with a case against him over a social media post allegedly promoting enmity between communities, has been sent to judicial custody for 15 days after he was brought back to Imphal by a team of Manipur police for further investigation. Read more

  • May 28, 2022 09:17 AM IST

    India reports 2,685 new Covid cases, 33 deaths in 24 hours

    India has reported 2,685 new Covid cases, 33 deaths in the past 24 hours. The active cases in the country stand at 16,308.

  • May 28, 2022 09:05 AM IST

    25 injured after bus overturns Udhampur

    At least 25 passengers were injured after a bus en route to Doda district overturned in the Battal Ballian area in Udhampur, reported news agency ANI.

    People injured have been shifted to a district hospital in Udhampur, while some were referred to a government hospital in Jammu. 

  • May 28, 2022 08:51 AM IST

    Rat-hole coal mining: HC asks Meghalaya to implement SC, NGT rulings in 4 weeks

    The Meghalaya high court has directed the state government to implement recommendations of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and Supreme Court (SC) on illegal rat-hole coal mining within four weeks. Read more

  • May 28, 2022 08:15 AM IST

    Shanghai’s baby steps in ending curbs, N. Korea sees relief | Top Covid updates

    Weeks after acknowledging a coronavirus outbreak in the country, North Korea has said its daily cases have dropped below the 100,000-mark for the first time in days, according to reports in local media. Read more

  • May 28, 2022 06:52 AM IST

    Sri Lanka PM thanks India for support amid ‘difficult period’, eyes solutions

    Sri Lanka is aiming to work towards taking “correct” policy decisions amid a “small window” to reduce the economic crisis impact, Ranil Wickremesinghe, the country’s prime minister, said on Friday as he thanked India and Japan over the move to set up a foreign aid consortium. Read more

  • May 28, 2022 05:34 AM IST

    PM Modi to visit Gujarat today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tour Gujarat on Saturday during which he will visit a newly-built hospital, address a seminar of leaders of various cooperative institutions and inaugurate a Nano Urea (liquid) plant, his office said.

  • May 28, 2022 05:30 AM IST

    13 arrested for running interstate ultrasound racket, reports ANI

    13 arrested for running interstate ultrasound racket to determine whether foetus of pregnant women was male or female. On detecting a foetus as female, they would arrange for abortion. Prime accused running this center for past few yrs: News agency ANI quotes Berhampur SP Saravana Vivek M

Ready to defend our territories: Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba

  • India and Nepal are currently repairing ties that were hit by several controversies during the term of former Nepalese prime minister KP Sharma Oli, who was removed from his post in a vote of no confidence last year.

Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba speaks during a joint press briefing with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi (not pictured) after the exchange of agreements ceremony at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi last month. (Photo by Prakash SINGH/AFP)

Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba speaks during a joint press briefing with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi (not pictured) after the exchange of agreements ceremony at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi last month. (Photo by Prakash SINGH/AFP)

Published on May 29, 2022 01:20 AM IST

Working on bolstering coastal security: Amit Shah

  • During an interaction with the officials at the academy, Union home minister Amit Shah appreciated the efforts taken by the BSF Gujarat Frontier and NACP to establish the institution in an area with adverse weather conditions and geographical challenges, the BSF said in a release.

Union home minister Amit Shah during his visit to the National Coastal Police Academy in Okha, Saturday, May 28, 2022. (PTI Photo)

Union home minister Amit Shah during his visit to the National Coastal Police Academy in Okha, Saturday, May 28, 2022. (PTI Photo)

Updated on May 29, 2022 01:14 AM IST

19 soldiers who were injured in Ladakh accident stable, says army

  • The accident took place at 9am around 25km from Thoise. The 26 soldiers were moving in a privately hired vehicle from the transit camp at Partapur, where an Indian Army brigade is headquartered, to a forward location in an area the army calls Sub Sector Hanif.

A vehicle carrying Indian Army soldiers skidded off the road and fell into the Shyok river in Ladakh’s Turtuk sector on Friday. (SOURCED.)

A vehicle carrying Indian Army soldiers skidded off the road and fell into the Shyok river in Ladakh’s Turtuk sector on Friday. (SOURCED.)

Published on May 29, 2022 12:22 AM IST

Obey Karnataka high court, govt orders on hijab: CM Bommai

Stating that the issue has been closed after the syndicate meeting at Mangalore University, Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai asked students to focus on education instead of getting into such issues.

With the hijab issue resurfacing in Mangaluru, Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday asserted that every one should abide by the high court and the government’s orders. (PTI)

With the hijab issue resurfacing in Mangaluru, Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday asserted that every one should abide by the high court and the government’s orders. (PTI)

Published on May 29, 2022 12:01 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Bengaluru

Vice President unveils statue of Karunanidhi, calls him a ‘visionary’

The statue, located at the campus of the multi super specialty government hospital at Omandurar Estate here, is placed a few hundred metres away from the place where the original statue was vandalised 35 years ago

The 16-foot-high bronze statue is mounted on a 14-foot-high pedestal. (Twitter)

The 16-foot-high bronze statue is mounted on a 14-foot-high pedestal. (Twitter)

Updated on May 28, 2022 11:59 PM IST

Man kills wife and 2 children, dies by suicide in Chennai: Police

The gruesome deaths in Chennai came to light when the neighbours, on suspicion, went up to the house and found the family of four lying in a pool of blood with their throats slit, police said.

A 41-year-old man killed his wife and two young children allegedly with a portable electric wood cutter and then ended his life at his house in Pozhichalur at Pallavaram in Chennai, police said on Saturday. (Representative use)

A 41-year-old man killed his wife and two young children allegedly with a portable electric wood cutter and then ended his life at his house in Pozhichalur at Pallavaram in Chennai, police said on Saturday. (Representative use)

Published on May 28, 2022 11:59 PM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Chennai

Slogans at PFI rally: Father of minor taken into custody after row

The family, including the boy, was reportedly away from the house ever since a purported video, in which the child could be seen sitting on the shoulder of a person and raising offensive slogans during the “Save the Republic” rally held by the PFI on May 21, went viral on social media platforms prompting police to register a case.

The father of the minor boy, who had courted controversy by allegedly raising provocative slogans during a recent march organised by the Popular Front of India (PFI) in Kerala’s Alappuzha, was taken into custody from his house in Palluruthy . (HT Archives)

The father of the minor boy, who had courted controversy by allegedly raising provocative slogans during a recent march organised by the Popular Front of India (PFI) in Kerala’s Alappuzha, was taken into custody from his house in Palluruthy . (HT Archives)

Published on May 28, 2022 11:57 PM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Kochi

Case of ‘missing’ well hints at rising land-grabbing cases in Karnataka: Cops

Avinash H, police sub-inspector (law and order), Bantwal police station in Dakshina Kannada, further said that the police were taken aback as the complaint used the phrase “the well is missing”.

A government official in Dakshina Kannada district on Friday lodged an unusual complaint alleging that a well “went missing”, which has brought the limelight to the practice of land grabbing across the state. (HT Archives)

A government official in Dakshina Kannada district on Friday lodged an unusual complaint alleging that a well “went missing”, which has brought the limelight to the practice of land grabbing across the state. (HT Archives)

Published on May 28, 2022 11:55 PM IST

Industrialist Srinivas held in Bengaluru for possession of drugs: NCB

An NCB official, who requested anonymity, said that Srinivas was driving back to Bengaluru from Hyderabad and had pulled over at Sadahalli Gate for a few minutes.

The Narcotics Control Bureau have arrested industrialist Adi Srinivas Naidu on charges of drug possession, NCB officials said (HT Archives)

The Narcotics Control Bureau have arrested industrialist Adi Srinivas Naidu on charges of drug possession, NCB officials said (HT Archives)

Published on May 28, 2022 11:53 PM IST

Vandalism in Belagavi: Bommai warns against ‘troubling Kannadigas’

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai’s statement comes after members of the Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti’s (MES) allegedly attacked a group of people at wedding procession for playing Kannada songs in a border village in Belagavi.

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday warned of strong action against those troubling Kannadigas in Karnataka over the border dispute in Belagavi district in north Karnataka. (PTI)

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday warned of strong action against those troubling Kannadigas in Karnataka over the border dispute in Belagavi district in north Karnataka. (PTI)

Updated on May 28, 2022 11:52 PM IST

Tracking NTR’s journey: From superstar to political stalwart

It was a sensation when NTR entered politics by floating Telugu Desam Party in March 1982 with the slogan of upholding the self-respect of the Telugus and coming to power in then combined Andhra Pradesh within nine months, dismantling the decades-old Congress, which was dominating the state politics till then.

Telugu Desam Party founder NTR took the Congress-led Central government by horns and played an important role in floating the National Front by pulling down the Rajiv Gandhi government in 2009. (HT Photo)

Telugu Desam Party founder NTR took the Congress-led Central government by horns and played an important role in floating the National Front by pulling down the Rajiv Gandhi government in 2009. (HT Photo)

Published on May 28, 2022 11:52 PM IST

Revenue officer arrested from Bihar’s Araria in BPSC question paper leak case

The officer, said EOU officials, was in constant touch with the kingpin of the scam, Anand Gaurav alias Pintu Yadav, demanding question papers a day before the exam as well as on the day of the examination.

Additional director general of EOU, Nayyar Husnain Khan said police arrested Rahul from his Araria resident and sent him to judicial custody after thorough interrogation. (HT PHOTO.)

Additional director general of EOU, Nayyar Husnain Khan said police arrested Rahul from his Araria resident and sent him to judicial custody after thorough interrogation. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on May 28, 2022 11:51 PM IST

BJP to go it alone in Haryana civic body polls

The June 19 elections will be held for the seats of presidents and members of all wards of 28 municipal committees and 18 municipal councils

BJP Haryana chief OP Dhankar said they have held the party’s state executive meeting, in which they discussed going alone in the upcoming municipal corporation elections. (ANI)

BJP Haryana chief OP Dhankar said they have held the party’s state executive meeting, in which they discussed going alone in the upcoming municipal corporation elections. (ANI)

Published on May 28, 2022 11:43 PM IST

Shaunak Sen’s ‘All That Breathes’ grabs Cannes Golden Eye

Cannes: Shaunak Sen’s “All That Breathes”, an audience favourite here from the outset, won the 2022 L’Oeil d’Or (Golden Eye) for the best documentary at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, making it two in succession for India

Union I&B minister Anurag Thakur congratulated filmmaker Shaunak Sen for the conferment of ‘L’Oeil d’or’ award for his documentary “All That Breathes” at Cannes Film Festival. (Twitter)

Union I&B minister Anurag Thakur congratulated filmmaker Shaunak Sen for the conferment of ‘L’Oeil d’or’ award for his documentary “All That Breathes” at Cannes Film Festival. (Twitter)

Published on May 28, 2022 11:34 PM IST

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