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  • May 15, 2022 10:46 PM IST

    Delhi records 613 fresh Covid-19 cases

    Delhi records 613 fresh Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths; positivity rate at 2.74%/

  • May 15, 2022 09:43 PM IST

    Five killed in Bihar as car falls into deep gorge

    Five youths were killed here on Sunday when their car skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge, a police official said.

    According to Aurangabad Deputy SP Gautam Sharan Omi, the deceased, all in the age group of 18-19 years, were residents of Chhatarpur in adjoining Jharkhand. They were returning home after attending a wedding in Nabinagar block of Aurangabad. Two other occupants of the car have survived and were undergoing treatment at a hospital for injuries, said the official.

  • May 15, 2022 09:03 PM IST

    Aam Aadmi Party forays into Kerala, announces alliance with Twenty20 party

    Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party’s National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced ‘People’s Welfare Alliance’, which is an alliance of AAP with Kerala’s Twenty20 party, ahead of Thrikkakkara assembly byelection. Read more

  • May 15, 2022 08:24 PM IST

    India registers protest over ‘brutal killing’ of Sikh traders in Pak

    India on Sunday called upon Pakistan to take strict action against those responsible for the brutal killing of Sikh traders in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, news agency ANI reported.

    Two Sikh shopkeepers were gunned down by unidentified assailants in the Bata Tal bazaar in Peshawar. Media reports said the assailants escaped after the target killing.

  • May 15, 2022 07:57 PM IST

    Assam floods: 3 people dead due to landslides, reports ANI

    Around 25,000 people across six districts of Assam have been affected by the first wave of floods in the state this year. Three people including a woman died in landslide incidents in Haflong area in Dima Hasao district on Saturday.

    Assam State Disaster Management Authority today afternoon informed that “Till now, a total of 24,681 people of 94 villages in six districts – Cachar, Dhemaji, Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, Nagaon and Kamrup (Metro) have been affected due to floods.”

  • May 15, 2022 06:42 PM IST

    Mercury crosses 49 degreed in Delhi

    The maximum temperature recorded in Delhi’s Mungeshpur today is 49.2 degree Celsius.

  • May 15, 2022 05:59 PM IST

    Cargo boat sinks off Ballard Pier in Mumbai, three rescued

    A cargo boat sank into the Arabian sea off Ballard Pier in south Mumbai, and three persons on board were rescued soon after they jumped off when it started sinking, a police official said on Sunday as per news agency PTI.

  • May 15, 2022 05:19 PM IST

    Anti-encroachment drives: Delhi CM to chair meet with AAP MLAs tomorrow

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will chair a meeting with all the MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party on the ongoing anti-encroachment drives in Delhi at 11am tomorrow, May 16th.

  • May 15, 2022 05:02 PM IST

    Centre extends wheat procurement season till May 31, says Piyush Goyal

    “To ensure that no wheat farmer faces inconvenience, Modi Sarkar extends wheat procurement season till 31 May 2022. We are committed to ensuring farm prosperity,” Piyush Goyal tweeted.

  • May 15, 2022 04:40 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi speaks at Chintan Shivir

    Congress president to set up advisory group from among Congress Working Committee members to deliberate on political challenges.

  • May 15, 2022 04:30 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi speaks at Chintan Shivir

    At Chintan Shivir, Sonia Gandhi says Congress will launch a ‘National Kanyakumari to Kashmir Bharat Jodo Yatra’ on Gandhi Jayanti this year.

  • May 15, 2022 03:54 PM IST

    BJP destroying the future of Indian youth: Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi, during the ongoing Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party on issues of unemployment and inflation; and accused the party of “destroying the future” of Indian youth.

     

    “The government has destroyed the future of the youth of India. Unemployment on the one hand, inflation on the other, there has been a war in Ukraine, it will have an impact on inflation in the coming times,” the Congress leader said.

  • May 15, 2022 03:27 PM IST

    PM Modi congratulates shuttlers on Thomas Cup win

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Indian ace shuttlers on their Thomas Cup victory and wrote, “The Indian badminton team has scripted history! The entire nation is elated by India winning the Thomas Cup! Congratulations to our accomplished team and best wishes to them for their future endeavours. This win will motivate so many upcoming sportspersons.”

    Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and the doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty created history as the Indian men’s badminton team defeated Indonesia 3-0 to win their first-ever Thomas Cup gold.

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  • May 15, 2022 03:24 PM IST

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks at Chintan Shivir in Udaipur

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, speaking at Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, said: “Which other political party in this country would allow this type of conversation? Certainly, the BJP, and RSS would never allow such a thing. India is a union of states, people of India come together to form the union.”

  • May 15, 2022 03:20 PM IST

    Mundka fire incident: Roles of civic agencies will be probed, says DCP

    DCP (Outer) Sameer Sharma said roles of civic agencies will be probed. “We’ll write to them to get necessary details in connection with the building. Responsibility will be fixed,” he said.

    A four storey building housing an assembling unit caught fire in Mundka claiming 27 lives on Friday.

  • May 15, 2022 02:28 PM IST

    Kerala: Water-logging in several parts, IMD sounds orange alert

    The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) has issued a warning of heavy rainfall in the state of Kerala for the next five days due to strong westerly winds in the Arabian Sea. An orange alert has been issued by IMD in six districts of the state.

  • May 15, 2022 01:54 PM IST

    Two members of the Sikh community shot dead in Pakistan

    Two people belonging to the Sikh community were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the Sarband area in Pakistan on Sunday.

  • May 15, 2022 01:46 PM IST

    PM Modi congratulates Manik Saha for swearing-in as 11th CM of Tripura

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Manik Saha for swearing-in as 11th CM of Tripura. “Congratulations to Shri @DrManikSaha2 on taking oath as Tripura’s CM. Best wishes to him for a fruitful tenure. I am confident he will add vigour to the development journey of Tripura which began in 2018,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter.

  • May 15, 2022 01:37 PM IST

    South Korea to hold dialogue with North Korea over Covid-19 support: Reports

    Reports suggest South Korea to hold dialogue with North Korea over Covid-19 support.

  • May 15, 2022 12:12 PM IST

    Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque complex completed for 2nd day

    Survey of Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque complex completed for the second day. 

  • May 15, 2022 11:40 AM IST

    Manik Saha takes oath as 11th chief minister of Tripura

    Manik Saha on Sunday took oath as 11th chief minister of Tripura.

  • May 15, 2022 11:28 AM IST

    Sri Lanka Sri Lanka lifts curfew for Buddhist festival

    Sri Lankan authorities lifted a nationwide curfew Sunday for an important Buddhist festival.

  • May 15, 2022 10:56 AM IST

    Delhi Mundka fire: Manish Lakra, owner of building, arrested by police

    Delhi Mundka fire: Police arrests owner of building – Manish Lakra.

  • May 15, 2022 10:29 AM IST

    Delhi police to arrest Rajasthan Minister Mahesh Joshi’s son

    A team of Delhi Police conducted a raid at Rajasthan Minister Mahesh Joshi’s house in Jaipur to arrest his son Rohit Joshi but he was found to be absconding. Delhi Police has filed an FIR against Rohit after a 23-year-old woman alleged that he raped her.

  • May 15, 2022 10:19 AM IST

    Incessant rains, landslides hit Assam

    Landslides reported so far from 12 villages in Dima Hasao district. Around 80 houses are severely affected, 3 people dead in Haflong area: Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ANI)

  • May 15, 2022 09:45 AM IST

    Sri Lanka: New PM appoints Ruwan Wijewardena to protect Gota Go Gama

    Newly-appointed Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that he has entrusted the Sri Lankan State Minister of Defense and Deputy Leader of the UNP, Ruwan Wijewardena with the responsibility to give protection to the protest site at Galle Face area.

  • May 15, 2022 09:02 AM IST

    Punjab cops seek more security for Kejriwal

    The police in Punjab have written to the Delhi Police about an increased threat to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal from Khalistani elements, proposing to provide additional security cover to the Aam Aadmi Party convener. Read more

  • May 15, 2022 08:37 AM IST

    India sees drop in daily Covid-19 tally with 2,487 case

    India records 2,487 Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths in 24 hours.

  • May 15, 2022 08:18 AM IST

    Manik Saha to take oath as Tripura CM today

    Manik Saha will take oath as the eleventh chief minister of Tripura on Sunday at the Raj Bhawan in Agartala. A report by news agency ANI said that the swearing-in ceremony of the council of ministers will take place at 11:30 am.

  • May 15, 2022 07:35 AM IST

    Protests against Kashmiri Pandit staffer’s killing intensify in J&K

    Protests escalated in Kashmir against the Thursday’s killing of a government employee belonging to the migrant Kashmiri Pandit community by militants. Read more

  • May 15, 2022 06:45 AM IST

    North Korea confirms 15 more deaths amid Covid outbreak

    North Korea has confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands of additional patients with flu-like symptoms amid the country’s first Covid outbreak.

  • May 15, 2022 06:33 AM IST

    IGL price hike in Delhi: CNG to cost 71.61/kg, piped cooking gas 45.86

    Prices of CNG in the national capital on Thursday were hiked by 2.50 per kg and that of piped cooking gas by 4.25 per unit to record levels on the back of surge in raw material cost. Read more

  • May 15, 2022 05:43 AM IST

    Former test cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in auto accident

    Former Australian test cricketer Andrew Symonds has died after a single-vehicle auto accident near Townsville in northeast Australia.

  • May 15, 2022 05:42 AM IST

    10 dead, suspect arrested in mass shooting at supermarket in New York

    A gunman wearing military gear and livestreaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket, killing 10 people.

Gennova Biopharmaceuticals pharma denies violation of clinical trial protocol on mRNA Covid vaccines

The Gennova Biopharmaceuticals spokesperson said that the “product development using innovative technologies like mRNA, a fourth-generation vaccine platform stable at 2-8 degrees Celsius, is a challenging journey during Covid pandemic times”.

Gennova Biopharmaceuticals — the maker of India’s first mRNA vaccine candidate — has debunked the allegations of violation of clinical trial protocol while testing its anti-coronavirus disease vaccine during pandemic. (REUTERS)

Gennova Biopharmaceuticals — the maker of India’s first mRNA vaccine candidate — has debunked the allegations of violation of clinical trial protocol while testing its anti-coronavirus disease vaccine during pandemic. (REUTERS)

Published on May 15, 2022 11:47 PM IST

Only Congress can take on BJP in battle for India’s future: Rahul Gandhi

As the Congress prepares to reboot its politics and organisation, former chief Rahul Gandhi announced that his party, and not the regional outfits, can take on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in what he called as the “battle for India’s future”, redefining its equations with regional satraps amid their tremendous growth

Congress president Sonia Gandhi being greeted by senior party leaders upon her arrival during the concluding session of party's Chintan Shivir on Sunday. (PTI)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi being greeted by senior party leaders upon her arrival during the concluding session of party’s Chintan Shivir on Sunday. (PTI)

Published on May 15, 2022 11:47 PM IST

NIA investigates Tamil Nadu outfit over ‘links with IS’

NIA’s move came on the directions of the Centre after one Sathik Batcha, a resident of Needur in Tamil Nadu, and four of his associates were arrested in February this year, officials familiar with the matter said. Batcha, also known as Saddiq Basha, is a covert sympathiser of the IS ideology

NIA has launched an investigation against members of Tamil Nadu-based organisation Manitha Neethi Pasarai (MNP) for allegedly trying to float anti-national organisations and having links with Islamic State (IS). (HT File)

NIA has launched an investigation against members of Tamil Nadu-based organisation Manitha Neethi Pasarai (MNP) for allegedly trying to float anti-national organisations and having links with Islamic State (IS). (HT File)

Published on May 15, 2022 11:42 PM IST

ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

Temperature tops 49°C in parts of city as heatwave soars

The maximum temperature in parts of Delhi crossed 49 degrees Celsius (°C) on Sunday, a level never recorded before in the national capital, as a severe heatwave continued to affect several parts of northwest and central India, according to the India Meteorological Department

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Published on May 15, 2022 11:42 PM IST

Historic title: India on top of badminton’s new world order

NEW DELHI As Kidambi Srikanth’s cross-court smash hit the deck beyond the reach of Asian Games champion Jonatan Christie, the Indian camp, its fans within the Impact Arena in Bangkok and in the wider world, let out a collective yell of celebration

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Published on May 15, 2022 11:42 PM IST

Manika Saha’s appointment as Tripura CM brings internal rifts in BJP to fore

On Saturday, within hours of Deb’s resignation as Tripura CM and the election of Manik Saha as legislative BJP leader, cooperative minister Ramprasad Paul was seen shouting and hurling a chair at the party’s senior leaders in the party office, saying that he would not continue to work.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s attempt at a course correction in Tripura by replacing Biplab Kumar Deb with Manik Saha as chief minister less than a year before assembly polls in 2023 may have created rifts within the party (Biplab Kumar Deb Twitter)

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s attempt at a course correction in Tripura by replacing Biplab Kumar Deb with Manik Saha as chief minister less than a year before assembly polls in 2023 may have created rifts within the party (Biplab Kumar Deb Twitter)

Published on May 15, 2022 11:33 PM IST

ByPriyanka Deb Barman, Agartala

Manik takes oath as in Tripura CM, says will work for growth

Tripura Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya administered the oath of CM office to Manik Saha in a ceremony at the Raj Bhawan.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Manik Saha was sworn in as chief minister (CM) of Tripura on Sunday, a day after Biplab Kumar Deb resigned from the post. (Papri Bhattacharjee)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Manik Saha was sworn in as chief minister (CM) of Tripura on Sunday, a day after Biplab Kumar Deb resigned from the post. (Papri Bhattacharjee)

Published on May 15, 2022 11:31 PM IST

ByPriyanka Deb Barman, Agartala

Mother of cow slaughter suspect Abdul Rehman killed during raid in U.P.’s Siddharthnagar

The incident took place around 10.30pm on Saturday when the local police along with a special operations group went to the Islamnagar village in Siddharthnagar to arrest the woman’s son Abdul Rehman, a suspect in a cow slaughter case, said a senior police officer, requesting anonymity.

A 50-year-old woman died after sustaining a bullet injury during a police raid to nab her son Abdul Rehman in Uttar Pradesh’s Siddharthnagar district, senior police officers said on Sunday. (Representative use)

A 50-year-old woman died after sustaining a bullet injury during a police raid to nab her son Abdul Rehman in Uttar Pradesh’s Siddharthnagar district, senior police officers said on Sunday. (Representative use)

Published on May 15, 2022 11:31 PM IST

Gyanvapi survey continues in Uttar Pradesh, official says 80% inspection done

The Gyanvapi mosque survey was conducted by the three court commissioners appointed by court in the presence of all parties, district magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said.

The survey of Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi by a court-appointed panel continued for the second consecutive day on Sunday amid elaborate security arrangements, officials said. (PTI)

The survey of Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi by a court-appointed panel continued for the second consecutive day on Sunday amid elaborate security arrangements, officials said. (PTI)

Published on May 15, 2022 11:30 PM IST

2 houses which developed cracks during construction of East West Metro, to be demolished

The incident brought back memories of August 2019 when several houses developed cracks after the tunnel boring machines used in the metro construction accidentally hit an undetected aquifer beneath Durga Pituri Lane. On September 3 that year, three buildings that were vacated eventually collapsed.

The Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) had to shift to around 87 people to hotels after around 14 houses developed cracks on Wednesday. On Sunday, iron pillars had to be brought in to provide extra support to some of the buildings. (ANI PHOTO.)

The Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) had to shift to around 87 people to hotels after around 14 houses developed cracks on Wednesday. On Sunday, iron pillars had to be brought in to provide extra support to some of the buildings. (ANI PHOTO.)

Published on May 15, 2022 11:15 PM IST

4 school staffers accused of luring people to convert, booked for promoting enmity

The police action was taken on a complaint by Mahendra Nath, a resident of Bairagrah, who alleged that some people had been going around the locality telling them to come to the school run by Christian missionaries on Sunday to end their poverty.

Four employees of a private school in Madhya Pradesh have been arrested on charges of hate speech after a local resident alleged that they were luring poor people to convert. (HT PHOTO.)

Four employees of a private school in Madhya Pradesh have been arrested on charges of hate speech after a local resident alleged that they were luring poor people to convert. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on May 15, 2022 11:01 PM IST

Biplab Deb’s removal brings Tripura BJP’s internal rift out in the open

Newly inducted chief minister Saha, known to be a close aide of outgoing chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb, joined the BJP in 2015. He was made chief of the party’ state unit in 2020. He became Tripura’s first Rajya Sabha MP from BJP this year.

After resigning from his post, Biplab Deb said that he will focus on strengthening the party’s organisation to ensure the BJP’s return in the 2023 assembly polls. (HT PHOTO.)

After resigning from his post, Biplab Deb said that he will focus on strengthening the party’s organisation to ensure the BJP’s return in the 2023 assembly polls. (HT PHOTO.)

Updated on May 15, 2022 11:07 PM IST

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