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  • Mar 27, 2022 11:17 PM IST

    Taliban ban women and men from going to amusement parks on same day

    The Taliban have banned men and women from going to amusement parks on the same day, media reports said. Men would be allowed to go to amusement parks from Wednesday through Saturday and women during the rest of the week, Sputnik news agency reported saying that this move will further enforce segregation rules in Afghanistan.

  • Mar 27, 2022 11:15 PM IST

    Thousands rally for embattled Pakistan PM Imran Khan

    Thousands of Pakistanis gathered in the capital Islamabad on Sunday to rally behind the country’s beleaguered Prime Minister Imran Khan who is facing a no confidence vote in parliament.

    The former cricketing star is accused by the opposition of mismanaging the economy and foreign policy in the most serious challenge to his leadership since coming to power in 2018. (AFP)

  • Mar 27, 2022 09:00 PM IST

    On Bihar minister’s removal, BJP sends written complaint; CM Nitish seeks Guv nod

    Bihar minister Mukesh Sahani to step down from his post, CM Nitish Kumar sent a recommendation to the Governor after receiving a written complaint from BJP regarding his removal, says Bihar government.

  • Mar 27, 2022 07:39 PM IST

    India successfully conducts 2 flight tests of Army’s MRSAM off Odisha coast

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted two flight tests of the Indian Army version of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) at Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha, today.

    The flight tests were carried out as part of the live firing trials against high-speed aerial targets. The missiles intercepted aerial targets & destroyed them completely, registering direct hits at both ranges. The first launch was to intercept a medium-altitude long-range target and the second launch was for proving the capability of a low altitude short-range target, the Defence Ministry said.

  • Mar 27, 2022 06:50 PM IST

    Pakistan PM Imran Khan took stage to address rally amid no-confidence motion

  • Mar 27, 2022 05:02 PM IST

    PVR and INOX announce merger

  • Mar 27, 2022 04:12 PM IST

    Pakistan PM Imran Khan to address rally in Islamabad amid no-confidence motion

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will address a rally in Islamabad shortly, as he battles to save his post in the wake of a no-confidence motion by the Opposition.

  • Mar 27, 2022 02:49 PM IST

    President Kovind offers condolences over loss of lives in Andhra road accident

  • Mar 27, 2022 01:39 PM IST

    Govt issues advisory over strike called by National Convention of Workers

    The power Ministry has issued advisory to States, CEA, All RPCs, CPSUs, NLDC, RLDCs to ensure the reliability of electricity grid during the strike called by the National Convention of Workers from March 28-30.

  • Mar 27, 2022 12:18 PM IST

    PM Modi announces 2 lakh for families of those died in bus accident in Chittoor

    “Pained by the loss of lives in a tragic bus accident in Chittoor, AP. Condolences to the bereaved families. I hope the injured recover soon. The next of kin of the deceased would be given Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF and Rs. 50,000 would be given to the injured,” the official Twitter handle of the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.

  • Mar 27, 2022 12:15 PM IST

    India successfully test fires Medium Range Surface to Air Missile air defence system

    India successfully carried out the test firing of the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile air defence system off the coast of Balasore, Odisha, reported ANI quoting DRDO officials.

  • Mar 27, 2022 10:28 AM IST

    CBI team probing Birbhum violence case names 21 suspects in FIR

    The CBI team in Rampurhat Birbhum to investigate the violence case has named 21 accused under Sections 147, 148, 149 and other sections in FIR on suspected offence of armed rioting.

  • Mar 27, 2022 09:51 AM IST

    Yogi Adityanath inaugurates SpiceJet’s Gorakhpur-Varanasi flight, via video conferencing

    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated SpiceJet’s Gorakhpur-Varanasi flight, via video conferencing.

    “At present, nine airports are functioning in the state. Four years ago, just four airports in the state were connected to mere 25 destinations. Now flights for 75 destinations across the country are available from the state,” he said at the virtual event.

  • Mar 27, 2022 09:34 AM IST

    1,421 fresh Covid cases in India, 264 down from yesterday; 149 deaths

    India reported 1,421 fresh Covid cases Saturday, 264 down from the previous day.

  • Mar 27, 2022 08:43 AM IST

    Second black box of crashed Chinese plane carrying 132 people recovered

    The second black box of crashed China Eastern Airlines plane has been recovered, news agency AFP reported citing state media.

  • Mar 27, 2022 08:28 AM IST

    7 dead after bus plunges into a 100-ft valley on Seshachalam ghat road near Tirupati

    At least seven people died when a bus plunged into a valley on Seshachalam ghat road at Bhakarapet near Tirupati late in the night.

    “The accident happened as the bus fell off the cliff due to the driver’s negligence in Bhakarapet,” SP, Tirupati, said.

  • Mar 27, 2022 07:02 AM IST

    Fuel prices hiked again, fifth time in six days

    State-owned oil firms increased the prices of petrol and diesel on Sunday, the fifth time in just six days. Petrol price was hiked by 50 paise a litre while the price of diesel was increased by 55 paise.

Ahead of Amit Shah’s visit: BJP says ready for polls, BSY’s son may enter fray

Additionally, the move — of handing over the event preparations to Vijayendra — seems to be cashing in on the opportunity to subtly position Vijayendra not only as Yediyurappa’s political heir but also a leader of the Lingayat community.

BY Vijayendra (HT Photo)

BY Vijayendra (HT Photo)

Published on Mar 28, 2022 12:19 AM IST

BySharan Poovanna, Bengaluru

Flight between Gorakhpur and Varanasi inaugurated

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday inaugurated SpiceJet’s Gorakhpur-Varanasi flight and said air connectivity in the state has vastly improved under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government since 2017

Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurates a flight between Gorakhpur and Varanasi, in New Delhi. (PTI)

Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurates a flight between Gorakhpur and Varanasi, in New Delhi. (PTI)

Published on Mar 28, 2022 12:17 AM IST

4 workers die while cleaning tank in Bikaner factory: Police

Police said initially two workers entered the tank at a woolen factory in the district’s Karni Industrial Area

The deceased were identified as Lal Chand, Choru Lal, Kalu Ram and Kishan. (Representational image)

The deceased were identified as Lal Chand, Choru Lal, Kalu Ram and Kishan. (Representational image)

Published on Mar 28, 2022 12:12 AM IST

IPCC report to focus on carbon capture, tech transfer

The two-week meeting of 195 nations and climate scientists, which began on March 21, will finalize the summary for policymakers that will cover various aspects of mitigation, including technology development and transfer.

India has been demanding finance and technology transfer from developed countries to tackle the climate emergency. (ANI)

India has been demanding finance and technology transfer from developed countries to tackle the climate emergency. (ANI)

Published on Mar 28, 2022 12:08 AM IST

Brother of slain SPO succumbs after terror attack in Kashmir’s Budgam

On Saturday, terrorists shot dead 29-year-old SPO Ishfaq Ahmad and wounded his 21-year-old brother Umar Jan at their residence in Kashmir’s Budgam district in another targeted attack on security personnel

People carry the coffins of slain SPO Ishfaq Ahmad and his brother Umer Dar during their funeral procession at Chattabugh village, around 25 km from Srinagar in central Kashmir, in Budgam district, on Sunday. (Waseem Andrabi/HT photo)

People carry the coffins of slain SPO Ishfaq Ahmad and his brother Umer Dar during their funeral procession at Chattabugh village, around 25 km from Srinagar in central Kashmir, in Budgam district, on Sunday. (Waseem Andrabi/HT photo)

Published on Mar 28, 2022 12:05 AM IST

Amarnath Yatra to begin from June 30, Covid-19 protocols to be in place

JAMMU: The annual Amarnath Yatra will start on June 30, two years after it was suspended because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Jammu & Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha announced on Sunday

The pilgrimage will be held for 43 days between June 30 and August 11, when the festival of Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated. Online registration will begin on April 11. (HT)

The pilgrimage will be held for 43 days between June 30 and August 11, when the festival of Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated. Online registration will begin on April 11. (HT)

Published on Mar 28, 2022 12:03 AM IST

Bihar minister removed after BJP’s complaint

Patna: Ending days of speculation, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar late on Sunday removed the state’s minister for animal husbandry and fisheries Mukesh Sahani from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) cabinet, people familiar with the matter said

Patna, India – October 4, 2020: Vikasshil Insaan Party (VIP) president Mukesh Sahani during a press conference ahead of Bihar Assembly election, at Hotel Maurya in Patna, Bihar, India on Sunday October 04, 2020. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Patna, India – October 4, 2020: Vikasshil Insaan Party (VIP) president Mukesh Sahani during a press conference ahead of Bihar Assembly election, at Hotel Maurya in Patna, Bihar, India on Sunday October 04, 2020. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Published on Mar 28, 2022 12:03 AM IST

11-year-old critical after rape, torture in Bengal: Police

A 22-year-old man, who was identified as the boyfriend of the victim’s cousin, was arrested from Domjur in Howrah district, police said

According to the police, the girl was rescued on Friday by villagers near a fishery in the district’s Basirhat sub-division (Representational image)

According to the police, the girl was rescued on Friday by villagers near a fishery in the district’s Basirhat sub-division (Representational image)

Published on Mar 28, 2022 12:01 AM IST

States can give Hindus minority status: Centre affidavit in SC

The Centre’s affidavit maintained that notification of any community specific to a state as a minority comes under the purview of the state concerned

The petition questioned the creation of the National Minority Commission (NMC) and the Minority Education Commission, arguing that the Centre created these institutions to “divide and rule”. (AFP)

The petition questioned the creation of the National Minority Commission (NMC) and the Minority Education Commission, arguing that the Centre created these institutions to “divide and rule”. (AFP)

Published on Mar 27, 2022 11:59 PM IST

Row over Bengal killings heats up, Mamata alleges conspiracy

Eight people, including six women, were killed at Bogtui village in Birbhum’s Rampurhat area on March 21 after a mob allegedly set houses on fire following the killing of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Bhadu Sheikh

Birbhum: Central Forensic Science Laboratory's (CFSL) experts collect samples in presence of CBI officers from the houses, where eight people were burned alive allegedly to avenge the killing of TMC leader Bhadu Sheikh, at Bogtui village in Birbhum district, Saturday, March 26, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI03_26_2022_000107A) (PTI)

Birbhum: Central Forensic Science Laboratory’s (CFSL) experts collect samples in presence of CBI officers from the houses, where eight people were burned alive allegedly to avenge the killing of TMC leader Bhadu Sheikh, at Bogtui village in Birbhum district, Saturday, March 26, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI03_26_2022_000107A) (PTI)

Published on Mar 27, 2022 11:59 PM IST

Drones, chopper add pace to anti-liquor drive in Bihar amid hooch tragedies

The four-seater chopper, hired from Robinson Company, is mainly used in the riverine belt alongside the banks and a grid is being developed through mapping of the area, a senior police officer familiar with the developments said. On the basis of the grid, the anti-liquor drive is carried out from time to time.

Bihar may not have choppers for anti-Maoist operations in the state, but for surveillance on illegal trade and smuggling of liquor it has hired a chopper and 45 drones from different companies. (Image used for representation). (HT PHOTO.)

Bihar may not have choppers for anti-Maoist operations in the state, but for surveillance on illegal trade and smuggling of liquor it has hired a chopper and 45 drones from different companies. (Image used for representation). (HT PHOTO.)

Updated on Mar 27, 2022 11:59 PM IST

India resumes international flights after 2 years

The country’s largest airport, Delhi, and second largest airport, Mumbai, handled 173 and 109 international flights respectively

A passenger checks the flight schedule at Terminal 3, Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi on Sunday. (Arvind Yadav /HT photo)

A passenger checks the flight schedule at Terminal 3, Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi on Sunday. (Arvind Yadav /HT photo)

Published on Mar 27, 2022 11:57 PM IST

Govt eyes Russian crude import amid price surge

New Delhi: Facing a surge in global crude oil prices, India is considering importing larger volumes of Russian crude as Moscow is offering a discount of over $20 a barrel at the Indian coast in addition to covering transportation risks, two officials aware of the development said

Retail rates of petrol and diesel were raised by 50 and 55 paise a litre on Sunday, the fifth hike in six days and Russia’s discount would help India calm rising pump prices. (REUTERS)

Retail rates of petrol and diesel were raised by 50 and 55 paise a litre on Sunday, the fifth hike in six days and Russia’s discount would help India calm rising pump prices. (REUTERS)

Published on Mar 27, 2022 11:56 PM IST

Enforce use of masks, distancing; pandemic not over: Centre to states

States must maintain their focus on the fivefold strategy of test, track, treat, vaccinate and follow Covid-appropriate behaviour, health secretary Rajesh Bhushan has said to states

It is important to undertake preventive measures as the states and Union territories are restarting normal economic and social activities, the government has said. (ANI)

It is important to undertake preventive measures as the states and Union territories are restarting normal economic and social activities, the government has said. (ANI)

Published on Mar 27, 2022 11:53 PM IST

CBI, MHA, other govt departments apply for apprentices

The ministry of skill and entrepreneurship has sought information regarding apprenticeship opportunities across Union ministries, as it embarks on an effort to place 1,000 apprentices in 69 ministries and departments to encourage young people to learn “critical skills for securing decent employment”.

CBI is set to hire the highest number of apprentices, 30, most of whom will look after forensics. (PTI)

CBI is set to hire the highest number of apprentices, 30, most of whom will look after forensics. (PTI)

Published on Mar 27, 2022 11:47 PM IST

ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi

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