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  • Apr 20, 2022 11:28 PM IST

    2 dead, 25 injured after bus skids off road in J&K

    Two people died and 25 were injured after a bus skidded off the road in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uddak area in Ramnagar. The bus was on its way to Kogermarh, ANI reported. Five among those critically injured have been referred to district hospital Udhampur, ANI report added quoting Bhishm Dubey, SDPO Ramnagar.

  • Apr 20, 2022 11:18 PM IST

    Goa CM called on Amit Shah earlier today

    Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant called on Union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi today.

  • Apr 20, 2022 10:47 PM IST

    Biden to attend big Washington media dinner

    President Joe Biden and the first lady will attend the White House Correspondents Association dinner this month, the organization said Wednesday, renewing a tradition that stretched back decades before Donald Trump boycotted the event. “The @WHCA is pleased to host President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden as we honor the First Amendment at our dinner on April 30,” the reporters’ group said in a tweet.

  • Apr 20, 2022 09:48 PM IST

    Bommai moots BS Yediyurappa’s name for Shivamogga airport

    Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said that the state cabinet had given its nod to name Shivamogga airport after his predecessor, BS Yediyurappa, imbibing the recent trend of naming public infrastructure projects after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Apr 20, 2022 08:57 PM IST

    India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 187 crore

    The Union health ministry said on Wednesday that India’s overall vaccination coverage has exceeded 187 crore with more than 13 lakh doses administered to eligible beneficiaries till 7 pm.  

  • Apr 20, 2022 08:47 PM IST

    Russia tests nuclear-capable ballistic missile that Putin says has no peer: Reuters

    Russia said on Wednesday it had test-launched its Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, a new addition to its nuclear arsenal which President Vladimir Putin said would give Moscow’s enemies something to think about.

  • Apr 20, 2022 08:00 PM IST

    Delhi’s daily Covid-19 tally crosses 1,000-mark, one new death reported

    Delhi has reported 1,009 fresh case of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, one new death also reported.

  • Apr 20, 2022 07:06 PM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal to visit Karnataka tomorrow

    Delhi chief minister and AAP’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal will visit Karnataka on Thursday, ahead of the assembly elections next year. Kejriwal will attend a convention of farmers, women, and youth at the National College Ground in Bengaluru.

  • Apr 20, 2022 07:00 PM IST

    Owaisi slams BJP over demolition drive in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri

    AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi hit out at the BJP over the demolition drive carried out in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri earlier in the day. Speaking to news agency ANI, Owaisi said the demolition is a targeted one. 

    “Legally, a new bulldozer procession has been taken out. Muslims are undergoing collective punishment… be scared of a poor’s curse. You demolished the shops in front of Mosque, why not in front of Temples? This is a targeted demolition…I condemn it,” he said. 

  • Apr 20, 2022 06:38 PM IST

    Match 34 of IPL 2022 between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals moved from Pune to Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, tonight’s DC vs PBKS game on

    Match 34 of IPL 2022 between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals moved from Pune to Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, tonight’s DC vs PBKS game on.

  • Apr 20, 2022 06:08 PM IST

    Another fire in Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill, 8 fire tenders present at spot

    Another fire has broken out in Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill; 8 fire tenders are present at the spot. Also read

  • Apr 20, 2022 05:41 PM IST

    Maharashtra’s daily Covid tally surges again with 162 new cases

    Maharashtra’s daily Covid tally has surged again with 162 new cases; no fresh deaths were reported.

  • Apr 20, 2022 05:30 PM IST

    ‘Don’t think this is the fourth wave’, says expert as Covid cases spike

    The recent increase in Covid cases is unlikely to be the fourth wave, a doctor who served as the head scientist for Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases at the Indian Council for Medical Research told news agency ANI. “I don’t think this is the fourth wave,” Dr Raman R Gangakhedkar said Wednesday as he also emphasised the continued use of face masks. Also read

  • Apr 20, 2022 03:50 PM IST

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be extradited to US, says UK court

    A UK court on Wednesday issued a formal order to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face trial over the publication of secret files relating to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Read more

  • Apr 20, 2022 03:19 PM IST

    7 die after fire breaks out in a hut in Ludhiana

    Seven members, including 5 children of a family, were burnt alive in a fire that broke out in their hut in Ludhiana. The incident occurred at around 2 am when all the family members were sleeping in the shanty: Baldev Raj, Sub Inspector, Police Station Tibba

  • Apr 20, 2022 01:45 PM IST

    Owaisi uses Congress to warn BJP, AAP of their future after demolition drive in Jahangirpuri

  • Apr 20, 2022 12:41 PM IST

    Delhi makes face masks mandatory amid rise in Covid cases

    Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided to make face masks mandatory again amid a rise in Covid cases. Violators will be fined 500. Read more…

  • Apr 20, 2022 12:36 PM IST

    INS Vagsheer, the sixth Scorpene Submarine of Project-75, launched in Mumbai

    INS Vagsheer, the sixth Scorpene Submarine of Project-75, has been launched in Mumbai.

  • Apr 20, 2022 10:57 AM IST

    Phones of Sanjay Raut, Eknath Khadse tapped on pretext of them being anti-social elements: Police

    Mumbai Police revealed that the phones of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and NCP leader Eknath Khadse were tapped during the BJP’s rule in Maharashtra on the pretext of them being anti-social elements, reported ANI.

  • Apr 20, 2022 10:25 AM IST

    Sensex opens 324 points higher at 56,787; Nifty above 17,000 mark

    Equity benchmark indices bounced back on Wednesday after falling for five straight sessions, with the Sensex climbing 324 points in early trade, helped by recovery in Infosys and HDFC twins along with buying in Reliance Industries. Read more…

  • Apr 20, 2022 09:56 AM IST

    Defence ministry achieves capital acquisition target for FY 2021-22

    Defence Ministry has earmarked 64% of capital acquisition budget for domestic industry in FY 2021-22. At the end of FY 2021-22, MoD was able to overachieve this target and has utilised 65.50% of capital acquisition budget on indigenous procurements through Indian industry, the ministry stated.

  • Apr 20, 2022 09:08 AM IST

    India sees 66% rise with 2,067 new Covid cases, 40 deaths in 24 hrs

    India logged nearly 66 per cent rise in daily numbers with 2,067 new Covid-19 cases and 40 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of infections surged to 43,047,594. Read more

  • Apr 20, 2022 09:04 AM IST

    Heavy police deployment in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri

    Heavy police deployment continues in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area, where stone-pelting incidents took place on April 16 during a religious procession. DCP North West Usha Rangnani inspects the Jahangirpuri area ahead of the anti-encroachment drive announced by MCD to maintain law and order in the city.

  • Apr 20, 2022 07:36 AM IST

    Arms supplier from Jahangirpuri, with more than 60 past cases, nabbed after brief encounter

    An arms supplier from Delhi’s Jahangirpuri was nabbed after a brief encounter. He was injured in the police encounter. He has more than 60 previous cases. More details awaited, informed DCP Outer North Brijender Yadav, as quoted by ANI. It is not clear if he was involved in the recent riots in the area.

Khadse and I were labelled ‘anti-social’ elements to tap our phones: Sanjay Raut

The allegedly illegal phone-tapping exercise was carried out when IPS officer Rashmi Shukla was Commissioner of Pune police between March 31, 2016 and August 3, 2018, and later, when she held the post of the Commissioner of the State Intelligence Department (SID) from 2018 to 2020.

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. (HT file)

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. (HT file)

Updated on Apr 21, 2022 12:56 AM IST

Graves dug up over rumours of buried jewels in Bihar

Rumours that valuable items are buried along with former British officials and their family members in cemeteries in Bihar’s Purnia have resulted in the desecration of many such graves, with police promising an investigation into the reports.

There has been no report so far of valuable items being found in the graves, but locals say many graves located across four cemeteries have been destroyed, in Bihar’s Purnia district. (HT photo)

There has been no report so far of valuable items being found in the graves, but locals say many graves located across four cemeteries have been destroyed, in Bihar’s Purnia district. (HT photo)

Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:38 AM IST

ByAditya Nath Jha, Purnia

Prashant Kishor again meets Congress’s brass, Gehlot calls him a brand in himself

Kishor discussed at length various steps to be taken to increase the party’s presence, need of coalition and communication strategies

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and gave a detailed presentation on various issues that needed to be addressed to strengthen the party. (HT Photo)

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and gave a detailed presentation on various issues that needed to be addressed to strengthen the party. (HT Photo)

Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:37 AM IST

Attempts to use TN guv for politics won’t succeed: Stalin

Targeting the AIADMK, Tamil Nadu CM Stalin said, “they saw this as a chance to do politics which is normal for political parties” and that separate statements from party Coordinator O Panneerselvam and joint coordinator Palaniswami on the matter was proof enough of it as they generally issued joint statements on various matters.

Tamil Nadu chief minister said the opposition AIADMK’s attempts to “do politics” over the matter will not fructify “as this is DMK rule.” (PTI)

Tamil Nadu chief minister said the opposition AIADMK’s attempts to “do politics” over the matter will not fructify “as this is DMK rule.” (PTI)

Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:36 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Chennai

Dalit man made to rub nose in his own spit in Odisha, sarpanch booked

A 32-year-old Dalit man was allegedly forced to rub his nose in his own spit in front of a village sarpanch and locals, in Kendrapara district of Odisha, police said on Wednesday.

A Dalit man was allegedly forced to rub his nose in his own spit in front of a village sarpanch in Odisha. (Representational)

A Dalit man was allegedly forced to rub his nose in his own spit in front of a village sarpanch in Odisha. (Representational)

Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:35 AM IST

ByDebabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar

May go for alliance if Muslim League snaps Congress ties: LDF

The Muslim League, however, dismissed Jayarajan’s remarks, saying the party had no plan to exit the UDF and join LDF as of now.

LDF convenor E P Jayarajan said the Left Democratic Front (LDF) may consider allying with the Muslim League if the latter decides to sever its ties with the Congress-led United Democratic (UDF) (Agencies)

LDF convenor E P Jayarajan said the Left Democratic Front (LDF) may consider allying with the Muslim League if the latter decides to sever its ties with the Congress-led United Democratic (UDF) (Agencies)

Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:34 AM IST

Telangana governor’s remarks are painful: Minister

Soundararajan took potshots at the K Chandrashekhar Rao-led Telangana government and said Puducherry is an example of how much the people will benefit if the Governor and Chief Minister cherish cordial ties between them.

The minister’s reaction comes a day after Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundararajan said disagreement between the Governor and duly elected Chief Minister of state will affect the state’s well-being. (HT Archives)

The minister’s reaction comes a day after Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundararajan said disagreement between the Governor and duly elected Chief Minister of state will affect the state’s well-being. (HT Archives)

Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:34 AM IST

Madras HC grants bail to Siva Sankar Baba in Pocso case

With the Madras high court granting the relief in the eighth case, Siva Sankar Baba is all set to walk out free from the prison shortly. He had already obtained bail in seven other cases.

Madras high court’s Justice G Jayachandran granted the bail subject to the conditions that Sivasankar Baba should surrender his passport to the Special Court in Chengalpattu and appear before the CB-CID, as and when necessary. (ANI)

Madras high court’s Justice G Jayachandran granted the bail subject to the conditions that Sivasankar Baba should surrender his passport to the Special Court in Chengalpattu and appear before the CB-CID, as and when necessary. (ANI)

Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:33 AM IST

Leaked evidence discussed onTV interferes with trial, says SC

The top court granted the relief to the accused, citing “missing links” in the evidence presented by the prosecution.

As per law, the statement recorded by police on a DVD was in the nature of a confession to an officer and carried no evidentiary value. (File photo)

As per law, the statement recorded by police on a DVD was in the nature of a confession to an officer and carried no evidentiary value. (File photo)

Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:33 AM IST

ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Punjab Police book ex-AAP leaders Vishwas, Lamba for remarks on Kejriwal

Though the case against former AAP leader Kumar Vishwas was registered on the complaint of an AAP worker at Rupnagar’s Sadar police station on April 12, the matter came to light on Wednesday when a Punjab Police team reached his Ghaziabad house to summon him to join investigation within 48 hours.

Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas has been booked under Section 125 of the Representation of the People Act, besides various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas has been booked under Section 125 of the Representation of the People Act, besides various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Updated on Apr 21, 2022 12:48 AM IST

Six TRS men held over suicide of realtor, mother in Telangana

“After three days of intense search, we arrested six out of the seven persons named by the deceased in their suicide note. The arrested were produced before a local court in Kamareddy, which send them to judicial custody,” Kamareddy deputy superintendent of police M Somanatham told reporters.

Police in Telangana’s Kamareddy district on Wednesday arrested six people belonging to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi, in connection with the death of a 40-year-old real estate agent and his 63-year-old mother by suicide at Ramayampet town on Saturday. (Representative use)

Police in Telangana’s Kamareddy district on Wednesday arrested six people belonging to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi, in connection with the death of a 40-year-old real estate agent and his 63-year-old mother by suicide at Ramayampet town on Saturday. (Representative use)

Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:31 AM IST

Sasikala to be quizzed in 2017 Kodanad case

People familiar with the developments in Chennai said that Sasikala is likely to be questioned on her role in the Kodanad estate and information about the assets in the property.

Chennai police have summoned former All India Anna Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary VK Sasikala for questioning in the 2017 Kodanad heist and murder case (PTI)

Chennai police have summoned former All India Anna Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary VK Sasikala for questioning in the 2017 Kodanad heist and murder case (PTI)

Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:30 AM IST

BJP protests TRS ‘excesses’, demands action over suicides in Telangana

BJP Telangana president alleged that a BJP worker had died by suicide in Khammam district unable to bear the harassment by the police at the behest of the TRS leaders.

BJP leaders staged black flag demonstrations and took out rallies in all the district headquarters demanding action against the TRS leaders, who were allegedly indulging in atrocities forcing innocent people to die by suicide in Khammam and Kamareddy. (Agencies)

BJP leaders staged black flag demonstrations and took out rallies in all the district headquarters demanding action against the TRS leaders, who were allegedly indulging in atrocities forcing innocent people to die by suicide in Khammam and Kamareddy. (Agencies)

Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:30 AM IST

CPI (M) slams party leader over his ‘love jihad’ remark

After the marriage between party youth wing (DFYI) leader Shejin and Jyotsna Joseph in Kerala, Thomas had said that the elopement and sudden marriage had “disrupted communal harmony” in the area and triggered enough suspicion on “love jihad.”

Senior CPI (M) leader George M Thomas said “love jihad” existed, triggering a big controversy in Kerala.

Senior CPI (M) leader George M Thomas said “love jihad” existed, triggering a big controversy in Kerala.

Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:30 AM IST

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