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  • Apr 02, 2022 10:38 PM IST

    Meteor shower seen in Maharashtra’s Nagpur, nearby areas | Watch

  • Apr 02, 2022 10:08 PM IST

    10 officers-cum-deputy commissioners transferred with immediate effect in Punjab

  • Apr 02, 2022 10:01 PM IST

    Section 144 in Rajasthan’s Karauli after unrest

    Section 144 imposed in Karauli from 6:30pm today, April 2, to 12am on April 4, in connection with a case of stone-pelting at a ‘Shobha Yatra’ (bike rally) in the city. Internet will also be shut from April 2 till midnight on April 3, says Karauli DM Rajendra Singh Shekhawat. Read full story

  • Apr 02, 2022 08:49 PM IST

    Actress Malaika Arora admitted to hospital after car accident

    In a pile-up between three vehicles at Khopoli, on expressway, Malaika Arora has reportedly sustained minor injuries. Read more

  • Apr 02, 2022 08:11 PM IST

    Pakistan PM Imran Khan orders disqualification, disciplinary action against PTI MPA going ‘against party direction’ during Punjab CM election

  • Apr 02, 2022 07:41 PM IST

    No penalty for not wearing masks at public places, orders Haryana government

    The Haryana government has issued orders not to impose penalty of 500 for not wearing masks in public places. 

  • Apr 02, 2022 07:33 PM IST

    Rumours of India sending soldiers to Lanka baseless: Indian high commission in Sri Lanka

    The Indian high commission in Sri Lanka has rejected rumours of New Delhi dispatching soldiers to the island country. “High Commission of India in Sri Lanka strongly denies blatantly false & completely baseless reports that India is dispatching its soldiers to Sri Lanka. The High Commission also condemns such irresponsible reporting and expects the concerned to desist from spreading rumours.”

  • Apr 02, 2022 07:30 PM IST

    I ended corruption in Delhi, Mann ended corruption in Punjab in ten days: Kejriwal at roadshow in Ahmedabad

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal led a roadshow in Ahmedabad to boost the Aam Aadmi Party’s prospects in the Gujarat Assembly to be held later this year “We have ended corruption in Delhi. Bhagwant Mann ended corruption in Punjab in 10 days. If you don’t believe me, ask any of your friends in Punjab,” said the AAP national convenor. Full story

  • Apr 02, 2022 07:03 PM IST

    Birbhum violence: CBI team reaches village with bomb detectors

    CBI team reaches Bogtui village in the Rampurhat area of Birbhum district to probe the recent violence. CBI was seen using bomb detectors in the area, as well.

  • Apr 02, 2022 03:05 PM IST

    Will investigate Sail’s death: Maharashtra home min Patil

    “Maharashtra DGP will investigate Prabhakar Sail death case. Many people had suspected his death. How could such a strong and healthy man die suddenly,” asked Maharashtra home minister Dilip Walse Patil.

    Prabakhar Sail was NCB’s prime witness in Aryan Khan drug case and was later termed ‘hostile’ by them. He died of a heart attack on Friday.

  • Apr 02, 2022 02:33 PM IST

    IndiGo flight to Kolkata suffers technical snag, grounded at Ranchi

    Kolkata-bound IndiGo flight grounded at Ranchi airport after it develops technical snag while taking off, say officials.

  • Apr 02, 2022 02:27 PM IST

    Telangana PCC members to meet Rahul Gandhi on April 4

    Senior leaders of Telangana PCC will meet Rahul Gandhi on April 4th to discuss the current political situation in the state, reports ANI.

  • Apr 02, 2022 01:37 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu BJP chief given ‘Y’ category security

    The Union home ministry on Saturday gave ‘Y’ category security to Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai, over and above the security cover provided to him by the state police, news agency ANI reported. 

  • Apr 02, 2022 12:59 PM IST

    Deuba played crucial role in in developing India-Nepal relations: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has played an important role in developing India-Nepal relations. 

  • Apr 02, 2022 12:32 PM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal, Bhagwant Mann visit Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann visited the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Saturday. 

  • Apr 02, 2022 12:10 PM IST

    Meeting between PM Modi, Nepal PM Deuba underway

  • Apr 02, 2022 11:32 AM IST

    PM Modi meets Nepalese PM Sher Bahadur Deuba at Hyderabad House

  • Apr 02, 2022 10:57 AM IST

    No Covid vaccination at BMC centres in Mumbai today and tomorrow

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that there will be no Covid-19 vaccination in its centres on Saturday and Sunday due to Gudi Padwa. 

  • Apr 02, 2022 10:01 AM IST

    China: 6 people go missing following mudflow in Yunnan province

    As many as six people went missing following a mudflow in China’s Yunnan province on Saturday. According to news agency Xinhua, the incident took place near a highway maintenance station at  around 1 am in Drung-Nu Autonomous County of Gongshan. 

  • Apr 02, 2022 09:32 AM IST

    Clashes break out in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district

    Clashes broke out between police and locals in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district, after the locals were protesting against the Rowghat iron ore project. 

  • Apr 02, 2022 08:47 AM IST

    India adds 1,260 new Covid cases, 83 deaths in 24 hours

    India again registered a decline in its daily Covid-19 tally on Saturday after 1,260 infections were added in the last 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 4,30,27,035, according to the Union health ministry’s dashboard. Eighty-three more patients died in the last 24 hours, and the toll has climbed to 5,21,264. 

  • Apr 02, 2022 08:10 AM IST

    Prabhakar Sail, NCB witness in drugs on cruise case, dies

    Prabhakar Sail, a witness of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drugs on cruise case involving actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan, died of a heart attack on Friday at his Mahul, Chembur residence.

  • Apr 02, 2022 07:59 AM IST

    US judge denies request for new trial to former Jeffrey Epstein associate

    A federal judge in New York on Friday denied the request for a new trial by Ghislaine Maxwell, the former Jeffrey Epstein associate who was convicted of child sex trafficking in 2021. 

  • Apr 02, 2022 07:15 AM IST

    Fuel prices in India surge again, a day after remaining unchanged

    Fuel prices in India saw a spike again after they remain unchanged on Friday. According to news agency PTI, petrol and diesel prices have hiked by 80 paise a litre each, taking the total increase in their rates to 7.20 a litre.

  • Apr 02, 2022 06:22 AM IST

    3 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in West Bank clashes

    Israeli forces killed three Palestinians in West Bank on early Saturday, news agency AP reported. This comes days after Palestinian assailants killed 11 Israelis in separate attacks across the country.

  • Apr 02, 2022 05:39 AM IST

    12 killed in explosion in Afghanistan’s Herat city

    At least 12 people were killed and 25 others were injured in an explosion in Afghanistan’s Herat city on Friday. 

    “The death toll of the blast in PD 12 of Herat city has risen to 12, with 25 wounded, provincial health officials said, saying the explosives were buried in a sports field and triggered as young people were playing,” a report by TOLO news said. 

    No one has claimed responsibility for the explosion. 

Muslim man who said he was beaten up for supporting BJP lied: Officials

On March 29, Shakeel Ahmed had lodged an FIR against his neighbours Shahnawaz Hussain, Rashid Hussain, Rizwan alias Kariya, Bhallu Tailor and Pappu alleging that the accused assaulted him for being a BJP supporter and that he hoisted the party’s flag atop his house.

The officers said the police would initiate action against Shakeel Ahmed for misleading it with a fabricated story. (Representative use)

The officers said the police would initiate action against Shakeel Ahmed for misleading it with a fabricated story. (Representative use)

Published on Apr 02, 2022 11:20 PM IST

Curfew imposed, net suspended in Rajasthan city after communal clash

According to officials, violence erupted after stones were hurdled at a motorcycle rally, being held to mark Nav Samvatsar — the first day of the new year under the Hindu calendar—when it was passing through a Muslim-dominated area. In the clashes that followed, vehicles and shops were set on fire, officials said.

Curfew imposed, net suspended in Rajasthan city after communal clash

Curfew imposed, net suspended in Rajasthan city after communal clash

Updated on Apr 02, 2022 11:18 PM IST

MHA body issues norms for crypto-related crimes

Law enforcement agencies must have their own crypto wallet to store seized virtual digital assets, and they need for liaise with crypto exchanges to block a suspect’s wallet or resetting the keys to defuse transactions in an ongoing investigation, the guidelines by the Bureau of Police Research Development (BPRD), a think tank under the home ministry, said in its guidelines.

Investigators dealing with cyber crimes involving cryptocurrencies have been asked to thoroughly document the scene during the process of opening a crypto wallet so that the evidence can be preserved and used in a court of law. (Bloomberg/Representative use)

Investigators dealing with cyber crimes involving cryptocurrencies have been asked to thoroughly document the scene during the process of opening a crypto wallet so that the evidence can be preserved and used in a court of law. (Bloomberg/Representative use)

Published on Apr 02, 2022 11:17 PM IST

ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

India sends 40k MT diesel to Sri Lanka; rice supply soon

The CEB also announced the resumption of power berating operations at Kerawalapitiya Thermal Power Plant after the receipt of supplies from LIOC, the Lankan subsidiary of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).

Power cuts lasting over 13 hours were imposed on Thursday, the longest cut since 1996 when a strike by the state power entity employees caused a 72-hour black out. (PTI)

Power cuts lasting over 13 hours were imposed on Thursday, the longest cut since 1996 when a strike by the state power entity employees caused a 72-hour black out. (PTI)

Published on Apr 02, 2022 11:17 PM IST

ByHTC & Agencies, Colombo

CBI may take help from forensic psychologists in Birbhum massacre case

The central agency has recovered two vehicles which villagers alleged were used to transport bombs and petrol to the crime spot at Bogtui village on March 21. The petrol was allegedly used to burn the victims alive.

Nine people, mostly women and children, were burnt alive at Bogtui village on March 21 following the killing of a Trinamool Congress leader in the village. Seven bodies were charred beyond recognition. (PTI PHOTO.)

Nine people, mostly women and children, were burnt alive at Bogtui village on March 21 following the killing of a Trinamool Congress leader in the village. Seven bodies were charred beyond recognition. (PTI PHOTO.)

Published on Apr 02, 2022 11:12 PM IST

Raj: Curfew in Karauli after 35 hurt in communal clashes, 600 cops deployed

  • Communal tension broke out following stone-pelting at a ‘Shobha Yatra’ (motorcycle rally) that passed through a Muslim-dominated area, on the first day of the new year under the Hindu calendar on Saturday. A few shops were set afire during the clashes.

Additional police have been deployed in the area to maintain law and order.

Additional police have been deployed in the area to maintain law and order.

Updated on Apr 02, 2022 10:12 PM IST

Covid: Haryana joins list of states with no-mask mandate as cases dip in India

Not wearing the mask in public became a punishable offence in most states after the Covid-19 pandemic struck the country. Here’s a list of states where masks are not mandatory in public places.

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Earlier, the Haryana government used to impose a penalty of 500 on violators.(AFP File Photo)

Published on Apr 02, 2022 09:51 PM IST

ByIshika Yadav | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Congress councillor’s brother arrested for his murder in West Bengal

Two newly elected municipal councillors — Tapan Kandu, a Congress councillor from Purulia and Anupam Dutta, a Trinamool Congress councillor from North 24 Parganas – were murdered on March 13, triggering a political storm in West Bengal.

On Friday, the police had arrested an alleged criminal from Bokaro in Jharkhand in connection with the murder. The man, identified as Kalebar Singh, has a criminal record and is suspected to be one of the hit-men who murdered Tapan Kandu. (HT FILE PHOTO.)

On Friday, the police had arrested an alleged criminal from Bokaro in Jharkhand in connection with the murder. The man, identified as Kalebar Singh, has a criminal record and is suspected to be one of the hit-men who murdered Tapan Kandu. (HT FILE PHOTO.)

Published on Apr 02, 2022 09:39 PM IST

Daily brief: Sri Lanka imposes 36-hour lockdown to quell protests

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Sri Lankans gather at a fuel station to buy diesel before the beginning of curfew in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday.&nbsp;((AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena))

Sri Lankans gather at a fuel station to buy diesel before the beginning of curfew in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday. ((AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena))

Published on Apr 02, 2022 08:50 PM IST

India, Nepal launch cross-border rail link, Deuba urges Modi to resolve border dispute

Nepal signed a framework agreement to join the India-led International Solar Alliance, and the two sides signed three more pacts – a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on enhancing technical cooperation in the railways sector, and two agreements between Indian Oil Corporation and Nepal Oil Corporation for the supply of petroleum products for five years and for sharing of technical expertise.

Prime Minister Modi and Nepalese PM Sher Bahadur Deuba launched the 35-km cross-border railway line linking Jaynagar in Bihar to Kurtha in Nepal and flagged off the inaugural run of a train with a capacity of 1,000 passengers. The train will be operated by the Nepal Railway Company (NRC). (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO.)

Prime Minister Modi and Nepalese PM Sher Bahadur Deuba launched the 35-km cross-border railway line linking Jaynagar in Bihar to Kurtha in Nepal and flagged off the inaugural run of a train with a capacity of 1,000 passengers. The train will be operated by the Nepal Railway Company (NRC). (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO.)

Published on Apr 02, 2022 08:44 PM IST

Why India-Australian interim FTA is more about strategy than trade ?

The first major factor is hidden behind the deal is India’s prowess to reject world’s largest multilateral trading block- the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – at the eleventh hour and after couple of years forge a separate tie up with one of the key RCEP partners, which is Australia.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison(Scott Morrison/Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison(Scott Morrison/Twitter)

Published on Apr 02, 2022 08:08 PM IST

‘Revolutionary move’: Kiren Rijiju on withdrawal of AFSPA from NE areas

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said that the Northeast is developing at such a fast pace that in the near future; it is going to be an important economic hub.

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday thanked Home Minister Amit Shah for executing the prime minister’s vision well in the Northeast. (ANI PHOTO.)

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday thanked Home Minister Amit Shah for executing the prime minister’s vision well in the Northeast. (ANI PHOTO.)

Published on Apr 02, 2022 08:06 PM IST

As Navratri begins, Ghaziabad shuts meat shops, shopkeepers question move

Several shop owners said on Saturday that they would “incur a huge loss” after Ghaziabad mayor Asha Sharma issued an order barring the sale of raw meat in the open during the nine days of the Hindu festival.

A meat shop with its shutter down as per Ghaziabad authorities' order.(ANI/Twitter)

A meat shop with its shutter down as per Ghaziabad authorities’ order.(ANI/Twitter)

Published on Apr 02, 2022 07:52 PM IST

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