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  • May 08, 2022 12:22 AM IST

    Punjab and Haryana high court bars police from arresting BJP’s Tajinder Bagga after midnight hearing

    The Punjab and Haryana high court late on Saturday stayed the arrest BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, hours after a Mohali court issued a warrant for the BJP leader’s arrest in connection with a case regarding provocative statements.

  • May 07, 2022 11:33 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh reports 27 new Covid-19 cases, zero deaths

    Madhya Pradesh on Saturday reported 27 new Covid-19 cases, which pushed the caseload to 10,41,661. No fresh deaths were seen and the toll remained unchanged at 10,735.

  • May 07, 2022 10:18 PM IST

    J&K: Security forces intercept Pakistani drone

    Drone from Pakistan approaching towards Indian side in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia forced to return after timely interception by security force

  • May 07, 2022 09:52 PM IST

    Shots fired in Delhi’s Subhash Nagar

    More than 10 rounds of firing reported in the Subhash Nagar area of west Delhi. Police and top officials deployed at the spot. More details awaited: Delhi Police

  • May 07, 2022 08:53 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 253 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death

    Maharashtra logs 253 new Covid-19 cases, 136 recoveries and one death. Mumbai sees 172 fresh infections and no new fatality.

  • May 07, 2022 08:17 PM IST

    3 more arrested in Jahangirpuri violence case

    Delhi Police arrest three more accused in connection with communal violence in Jahangirpuri on April 16. Accused identified as Tabrez, Anabul and Zaheer alias Zaleel.

  • May 07, 2022 07:13 PM IST

    Delhi logs 1,407 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

    Delhi reports 1,407 Covid-19 cases, two deaths; positivity rate at 4.72%. Total caseload at 1,892,832 including 1,860,698 recoveries, 26,179 deaths and 5,955 active cases.

  • May 07, 2022 06:27 PM IST

    ‘They just want to book Tajinder’: Father

    It has now been proven that they just want to book Tajinder Bagga in some case or the other. Delhi Police is present here in Janakpuri, they will be with us in all legal actions and we will cooperate with them: Preetpal Singh Bagga, Tajinder Bagga’s father, on fresh warrant against his son

  • May 07, 2022 05:49 PM IST

    Punjab court issues warrant to arrest Tajinder Bagga

    BJP’s Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga faces another arrest warrant, from court in Punjab’s Mohali.

  • May 07, 2022 05:22 PM IST

    CBI raids Punjab AAP MLA Jaswant Singh

    CBI raids on Punjab AAP MLA Jaswant Singh in a bank fraud case of 40.92 crore.

  • May 07, 2022 05:19 PM IST

    Tejasvi Surya meets Tajinder Bagga

    BJP MP and party youth wing chief Tejasvi Surya meets Delhi unit spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, who was arrested a day ago by the Punjab Police, and released hours later after intervention by Delhi and Haryana cops.

  • May 07, 2022 04:55 PM IST

    Price hike: Youth Congress protests outside petroleum minister’s residence

    Members of Indian Youth Congress stage a protest outside the residence of Union petroleum minister Hardeep Singh Puri, against fuel price hike.

  • May 07, 2022 04:15 PM IST

    Heavy security at Gyanvapi mosque for day 2 of inspection

    Security forces in large numbers deployed in front of Varanasi’s Gyanvapi Masjid in connection with the Shringar Gauri Temple-Gyanvapi Masjid row.

  • May 07, 2022 03:01 PM IST

    Emmanuel Macron inaugurated for second presidential term in France

  • May 07, 2022 02:52 PM IST

    3 injured after foul gas pipeline explosion at Tata Steel in Jamshedpur

    Foul gas pipeline explosion at Tata Steel, Jamshedpur; three injured, reports news agency PTI.

  • May 07, 2022 02:26 PM IST

    Supreme Court gets a full house as Centre clears elevation of 2 new judges

    The Supreme Court is set to function with full sanctioned strength of 34 judges after a gap of 30 months with the Union government clearing the elevation of Gauhati high court chief justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Gujarat high court judge Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala to the top court. Read More

  • May 07, 2022 01:33 PM IST

    Taliban orders women to wear all-covering burqa in public

  • May 07, 2022 01:17 PM IST

    Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa likely to resign: Report

    Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa likely to resign, reports news agency ANI. 

  • May 07, 2022 01:00 PM IST

    Long Covid risk worse after Delta than Omicron, shows data

    The risk of lingering symptoms after Covid-19 appears influenced by the strain of coronavirus that caused the infection, according to an analysis from the U.K., where an estimated 1.8 million people reported experiencing long Covid in early April. Read More

  • May 07, 2022 12:41 PM IST

    ED says TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee’s wife skipped summons. Bailable warrant issued

    A bailable warrant has been issued by a Delhi court against the wife of Trinamool leader Abhishek Banerjee in a money laundering case. Rujira Banerjee refused to join the probe and skipped summons, the Enforcement Directorate alleged in its complaint. Read More

  • May 07, 2022 11:37 AM IST

    Stalin’s 5 announcements to mark 1 year as Tamil Nadu chief minister

    Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin on Saturday made five big announcements as the DMK government completes one year. Breakfast scheme for government school students for classes 1-5, schools of excellence, medical check-up of school students, PHC (Public health centre)-like centres in urban areas and the expansion of ‘CM in your constituency scheme’ were the five announcements the 69-year-old leader made in the state assembly, news agency ANI reported. Read More

  • May 07, 2022 11:05 AM IST

    North Korea fires an unidentified projectile: Seoul

  • May 07, 2022 10:59 AM IST

    Cyclone Asani likely to form over Bay of Bengal: Landfall, other things to know

    A low-pressure area over the South Andaman Sea is set to turn into a cyclone – to be named Asani – by Sunday and may move north towards India’s eastern coast, the India Meteorological Department has said. Read More

  • May 07, 2022 09:34 AM IST

    Terorrists open fire at a bridge in Srinagar, policeman injured

    A cop was injured in Jammu and Kashmir after terrorists opened fire at Aiwa Bridge, Ali Jan Road, Srinagar.

  • May 07, 2022 09:04 AM IST

    Emergency in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pak forex dips, South Asia in crisis

    With protests and strikes showing no signs of weakening, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency in the Island nation on Friday night as the public resentment against the Rajapaksas for the deep economic crisis in the country has been mounting by the day. Read More

  • May 07, 2022 08:41 AM IST

    3,805 new Covid cases in India in yet another daily surge , 22 deaths in 24 hours

    India’s Covid-19 tally rises by 3,805 on Saturday. The death toll sees jump of 22 fresh fatalities.

  • May 07, 2022 08:29 AM IST

    MP: 7 people killed in fire at two-storey building

  • May 07, 2022 07:50 AM IST

    US warns of North Korea nuclear test ‘as early as this month’

    The United States said Friday it believes North Korea may be preparing a nuclear test as soon as this month, its first since 2017, and renewed an offer of dialogue on ratcheting tensions. Read More

  • May 07, 2022 07:50 AM IST

    Centre approves Sputnik booster shot, says official

    With the Centre giving a go-ahead for Sputnik Light to be used as a booster dose, nearly 650,000 people who took the first dose of Sputnik V will now be able to access the vaccine at private vaccination centres, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Read More

  • May 07, 2022 07:19 AM IST

    BJP marks Tajinder Bagga ‘Ghar Wapsi’ as Delhi, Haryana cops thwart Punjab move

    Three states got involved, the AAP and the BJP sparred as 36-year-old Tajinder Bagga, known for his off-the-cuff political comments, was arrested and freed hours later on Friday. Read More

  • May 07, 2022 06:28 AM IST

    Five dead as car hits truck in Nagpur district

    Five persons were killed while a two-year-old girl had a miraculous escape when a speeding multi-utility vehicle (MUV) rammed into a truck from behind in Nagpur district late Friday night, a police official told PTI. Another person was critically injured, he added. 

    The accident occurred around 11 pm near Vihirgaon when the Tavera vehicle was heading towards Nagpur from Umred, he said. “Five occupants of Tavera were killed on the spot. Their identity is yet to be established,” said Zone IV DCP Nurool Hasan.

Andhra SI held for abetting woman’s suicide

The Andhra Pradesh woman consumed pesticide two days ago after she learnt that the SI recently married another woman, police said.

A police sub-inspector (SI) was on Saturday arrested for duping a 21-year-old woman in the name of love and abetting her suicide in Andhra Pradesh. (HT Archives)

A police sub-inspector (SI) was on Saturday arrested for duping a 21-year-old woman in the name of love and abetting her suicide in Andhra Pradesh. (HT Archives)

Published on May 08, 2022 12:42 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Amaravati

DMK announces 5 schemes to mark 1 year of Stalin govt in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu chief minister Stalin also paid floral tributes at the memorials of late DMK founder CN Annadurai, and his father and former CM M Karunanidhi at the Marina here, following his government completing one year in office.

Marking completion of a year in office, Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin on Saturday announced in the Assembly five new schemes including breakfast for state-run school children and underscored the achievements so far. (ANI)

Marking completion of a year in office, Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin on Saturday announced in the Assembly five new schemes including breakfast for state-run school children and underscored the achievements so far. (ANI)

Published on May 08, 2022 12:42 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Chennai

6 cops arrested in Tamil Nadu custodial death case

Initially, a case of suspicious death was registered following the death of Vignesh. Later after an autopsy report, which indicated 13 injuries on the body of Vignesh who died in police custody on April 19, the case was altered to that of murder.

Six policemen have been arrested by the Crime Branch-CID police on Saturday in connection with the alleged custodial death of V Vignesh last month, said police officials. (HT Archives)

Six policemen have been arrested by the Crime Branch-CID police on Saturday in connection with the alleged custodial death of V Vignesh last month, said police officials. (HT Archives)

Published on May 08, 2022 12:41 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Chennai

Rahul asks like-minded people to help Congress fight TRS rule in Telangana

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said it was there for everybody to see how the KCR-led TRS government in Telangana had looted the state in the last eight years.

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday called upon various sections of the society, including intellectuals, democrats and social activists to join hands with the Congress to defeat the TRS during the 2023 Telangana assembly elections. (Agencies)

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday called upon various sections of the society, including intellectuals, democrats and social activists to join hands with the Congress to defeat the TRS during the 2023 Telangana assembly elections. (Agencies)

Published on May 08, 2022 12:40 AM IST

Executed two cadres spying for Assam police: ULFA-I

Dhanjit Das of Barpeta and Sanjib Sarma of Baihata Chairali were awarded “death sentence” after being convicted for spying by the outfit’s lower judicial council on May 4 and 5, respectively

On Saturday, the ULFA-I also released a video that purportedly showed the two cadres admitting to have acted on behalf of police and against the outfit. (Representational image)

On Saturday, the ULFA-I also released a video that purportedly showed the two cadres admitting to have acted on behalf of police and against the outfit. (Representational image)

Published on May 08, 2022 12:26 AM IST

Presidential polls: BJP plans to reach out to ‘friendly parties’

The BJP will delegate central ministers to meet CMs of states ruled by parties that are not part of the NDA, but are considered as friendly towards the ruling party, such as the BJD and the YSRCP

President Ram Nath Kovind’s five-year term ends on July 25. (ANI)

President Ram Nath Kovind’s five-year term ends on July 25. (ANI)

Published on May 08, 2022 12:11 AM IST

Need to engage with India on all Indo-Pacific challenges: Dutch ambassador

The world’s concentration on the conflict in Ukraine is understandable, given the humanitarian tragedy and the unexpected full-scale war, but this doesn’t mean the problems and challenges in the Indo-Pacific will go away, Dutch ambassador Marten van den Berg said in an interview.

European nations need to remain engaged with India to tackle critical challenges in the Indo-Pacific, ranging from climate change to border disputes, Dutch ambassador Marten van den Berg (left) has said. (ANI)

European nations need to remain engaged with India to tackle critical challenges in the Indo-Pacific, ranging from climate change to border disputes, Dutch ambassador Marten van den Berg (left) has said. (ANI)

Published on May 08, 2022 12:10 AM IST

Presidential polls: Oppn parties may propose a non-Congress joint candidate

While all opposition parties are determined that the NDA’s candidate for the next President will not be allowed to be elected without contest, the choice of the candidate might be a tricky issue

The Congress has lost much of its political grip over the opposition space due to its dwindling Rajya Sabha numbers and defeat in state assembly polls. (ANI)

The Congress has lost much of its political grip over the opposition space due to its dwindling Rajya Sabha numbers and defeat in state assembly polls. (ANI)

Published on May 08, 2022 12:04 AM IST

LPG price increased by 50, Oppn targets govt

Companies on May 1 raised prices of commercial LPG cylinders by 102.50 per 19 kg to 2,355.50 from 2,253 and a hike in domestic LPG was expected

LPG and natural gas are key fuels for Indian households (PTI)

LPG and natural gas are key fuels for Indian households (PTI)

Updated on May 08, 2022 12:52 AM IST

ByRajeev Jayaswal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Supreme Court at full strength after elevation of 2 judges

The appointments will take the tally of judges in the top court to the full sanctioned strength of 34, the highest ever since November 2019 when the Supreme Court worked with a full house.

Justice Pardiwala is in line to become the CJI in May 2028 and will have a tenure of two years and three months. Justice Dhulia will retire in 2025.(Burhaan Kinu/HT file photo)

Justice Pardiwala is in line to become the CJI in May 2028 and will have a tenure of two years and three months. Justice Dhulia will retire in 2025.(Burhaan Kinu/HT file photo)

Updated on May 08, 2022 12:49 AM IST

PM chairs meet on NEP, calls for hybrid learning

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a high-level meeting to review the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) and advocated developing a hybrid system of online and offline learning to “avoid overexposure of technology of school-going children”

HT Image

HT Image

Published on May 07, 2022 11:55 PM IST

Lalitpur victim’s mother recounts horror of apathy

Lalitpur and Kanpur: “I feel safer,” the 13-year-old girl said from somewhere inside the tiny dark room, a sizeable portion of which is occupied by large sacks stuffed with straw

HT Image

HT Image

Published on May 07, 2022 11:55 PM IST

ByShiv Sunny and Haidar Naqvi

Tornado strikes Assam, experts call it ‘very rare’

The tornado started from the banks of the Brahmaputra river, which flows close to Rowmari village, and remained restricted to a small area, Assam’s Barpeta deputy commissioner Tej Prasad Bhushal said.

In a rare occurrence, a tornado was seen in Barpeta district of Assam on Saturday morning. No deaths or injuries were reported, officials said. (HT Photo)

In a rare occurrence, a tornado was seen in Barpeta district of Assam on Saturday morning. No deaths or injuries were reported, officials said. (HT Photo)

Published on May 07, 2022 11:51 PM IST

Prayagraj murders: Medical report confirms rape, police add charges

After the arrest of seven people in connection with the murder case on May 4, the police found that they had also gang-raped the two women, said Prayagraj senior superintendent of police Ajay Kumar.

Weeks after five members of a family, including two women, were found murdered in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj district, police have added charges of rape against the accused after the medical report confirmed the crime. (Representative use)

Weeks after five members of a family, including two women, were found murdered in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj district, police have added charges of rape against the accused after the medical report confirmed the crime. (Representative use)

Published on May 07, 2022 11:51 PM IST

Post-mortem exam of BJP worker held in West Bengal

The 26-year-old youth was found hanging in an abandoned building close to his house in north Kolkata’s Cossipore area on Friday morning, hours before Union home minister Amit Shah landed in the city. On Saturday, the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) raised questions over the impartiality of the post-mortem examination.

The post mortem examination of the body of Arjun Chowrasia, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth wing leader found dead in Kolkata, was conducted at the Command Hospital on Saturday as the political row over the case continued. (Sudipta Banerjee)

The post mortem examination of the body of Arjun Chowrasia, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth wing leader found dead in Kolkata, was conducted at the Command Hospital on Saturday as the political row over the case continued. (Sudipta Banerjee)

Published on May 07, 2022 11:50 PM IST

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