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  • Apr 29, 2022 03:21 PM IST

    Farmers protest near residence of Punjab power minister over electricity shortage

    Different farmer groups held a protest near the residence of Punjab Power Minister Harbhajan Singh here on Friday against the alleged inadequate electricity supply to the farm sector, PTI reported.

  • Apr 29, 2022 02:56 PM IST

    Modi to inaugurate joint conference on CMs, CJI of HCs tomorrow

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the joint conference of chief ministers and chief justices of high courts, on Saturday (April 30). Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Union minister for law and justice Kiren Rijiju will also address the conference, ANI reported.

  • Apr 29, 2022 02:45 PM IST

    Sri Lankan president agrees to remove brother as prime minister amid worst economic crisis in decades

    Sri Lankan president agrees to remove brother as prime minister amid worst economic crisis in decades, AP reported.

  • Apr 29, 2022 02:33 PM IST

    Defence cos carved out of erstwhile Ordnance Factory Board post provisional profts

    Defence cos carved out of erstwhile Ordnance Factory Board post provisional profts – from 5 crore to 60 crore – for Oct 2021-March 2022

  • Apr 29, 2022 02:26 PM IST

    Clashes erupted outside the Kali Mandir in Patiala

  • Apr 29, 2022 01:28 PM IST

    ‘Less than a day’s coal left’: Delhi minister as Capital stares at power crisis

    As Delhi stares at a power crisis, like several other states in the country, the city-state’s power minister Satyendar Jain on Friday raised an alarm.

  • Apr 29, 2022 01:09 PM IST

    IMD issues yellow warning for seven states including Delhi

  • Apr 29, 2022 12:02 PM IST

    PM Modi to host Sikh delegation at his residence today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday host a Sikh delegation at his residence. 

    “This evening, I will be hosting a Sikh delegation at my residence. The group includes people from different walks of life. I will also be addressing the gathering at around 5:30 PM. Do watch…” Modi tweeted. 

  • Apr 29, 2022 11:41 AM IST

    Foreign minister Jaishankar meets Bhutanese counterpart Tandi Dorji

    Foreign minister S Jaishankar on Friday met his Bhutanese counterpart Tandi Dorji. Earlier in the day, Jaishnkar said he was looking forward to a productive trip and enhancing bilateral cooperation between India and Bhutan during his meetings with the top leadership. 

    He is Bhutan’s first high-level visitor from abroad since the onset of Covid pandemic in the country in March 2020.

  • Apr 29, 2022 10:34 AM IST

    Maharashtra loudspeaker row: Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut hits out at BJP

    Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut hit out at the BJP on Friday over the loudspeaker row by saying that the saffron party wants to do politics and create disturbance on the matter of loudspeakers in Maharashtra. 

    “Maharashtra govt said that court order to be followed regarding loudspeakers. State Home min called all parties for the meeting but BJP opposed it,” Raut was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 

  • Apr 29, 2022 10:14 AM IST

    BJP President JP Nadda visits Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat

    BJP national President JP Nadda visited the Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat on Friday. He was accompanied by chief minister Bhupendra Patel.

  • Apr 29, 2022 09:37 AM IST

    Power crisis in Bihar: Shortage of 1000 MW, will be solved in a day or two, says minister

  • Apr 29, 2022 09:03 AM IST

    India sees 3,377 Covid cases, highest single-day rise since mid-March

    India continued to see a surge in its daily Covid-19 tally after 3,377 infections were registered in the last 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 4,30,72,176, according to the Union health ministry’s dashboard. 

    Sixty more patients died in the last 24 hours and the toll has climbed to 5,23,753. 

  • Apr 29, 2022 08:46 AM IST

    171 Covid-19 cases seen in IIT Madras so far

    The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has recorded 171 cases due to Covid-19 till now. 

    “Total 171 Covid19 cases detected in IIT-Madras campus till now. Few more cases have been reported in IIT Madras. These all are part of our saturation test. There is nothing to panic about. We have not closed the institution. We are ensuring that the cluster doesn’t spread to other places,” Tamil Nadu health secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan said on Thursday. 

  • Apr 29, 2022 08:11 AM IST

    PM Modi to inaugurate Global Patidar Business Summit today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate the Global Patidar Business Summit (GPBS) on Friday at 12 noon. The summit, which is being held at Gujarat’s Surat city, is organised by Sardardham. 

  • Apr 29, 2022 07:34 AM IST

    Mizoram reports 99 new Covid-19 cases; active cases climb to 744

  • Apr 29, 2022 07:05 AM IST

    Saudi Arabia: Pakistan PM delegation being met with ‘chor-chor’ slogans, says report

    A delegation led by Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, which is on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia, was met with slogans of “chor chor” (thieves) as it entered the Masjid-e-Nabawi in Madina on Thursday.

  • Apr 29, 2022 06:32 AM IST

    Assam court to pass order on Jignesh Mevani’s bail plea today

    A local court in Assam’s Barpeta district will pass its order on the bail plea of Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani on Friday. Mevani was remanded to five days of police custody in connection with an assault case.

  • Apr 29, 2022 05:45 AM IST

    Haryana to get additional power from other states to meet consumption

    Haryana power minister Ch Ranjeet Singh has said that the state will take additional power from Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh and other sources to meet the consumption, amid reports of thermal power plants witnessing a dip in their coal stocks. 

    “We will tackle the situation within a week. 1200-1400 MW additional power would be taken from Adani. Power consumption has increased. Further, 350 MW of additional power would be taken from Chhattisgarh and 150 MW from Madhya Pradesh,” Singh told news agency ANI. 


IMD predicts respite from heatwave with rain, thunderstorm in these states 

National capital Delhi on Friday continued to sizzle with temperatures expected to touch 46 degree Celsius, according to the India Meterological Department.



The national capital along with parts of western Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand have been experiencing severe hot weather this month of April.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
The national capital along with parts of western Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand have been experiencing severe hot weather this month of April.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Published on Apr 29, 2022 03:18 PM IST

Written by Kanishka Singharia | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi


Defence firms carved out of OFB post profits

The new firms posted provisional profits during October 1, 2021-March 31, 2022, except one which was in the red but still cut losses by a third



OFB was split into seven entities that are producing ammunition and explosives, vehicles, weapons and equipment. (ANI)
OFB was split into seven entities that are producing ammunition and explosives, vehicles, weapons and equipment. (ANI)

Published on Apr 29, 2022 02:45 PM IST


Bride shot dead by jilted lover at her wedding in UP’s Mathura

The bride, named Kajal, was shot dead soon after her ‘Jai Mala’ ritual concluded as per the Hindu traditions at the venue. Reportedly, the accused had been in a relationship with the woman and was irked by her wedding with another man.



After hearing the sound of the bullet, the family members and relatives rushed to the spot of the incident.(Representative image)
After hearing the sound of the bullet, the family members and relatives rushed to the spot of the incident.(Representative image)

Published on Apr 29, 2022 01:50 PM IST


Afternoon brief: Ratan Tata speech, with PM by his side, wins hearts

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



Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Industrialist Ratan Tata inaugurate the seven state-of-the-Art-Cancer-Centres and lays the foundation stone for seven new Cancer hospitals, in Dibrugarh on Thursday. (ANI Photo)(Pitamber Newar)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Industrialist Ratan Tata inaugurate the seven state-of-the-Art-Cancer-Centres and lays the foundation stone for seven new Cancer hospitals, in Dibrugarh on Thursday. (ANI Photo)(Pitamber Newar)

Published on Apr 29, 2022 01:06 PM IST


Passenger trains in India make way for coal to stop power crisis

Several parts of India are facing long hours of blackouts, while some industries are cutting output due to the fossil fuel’s shortage, threatening the economy’s revival from the pandemic-induced slump.



A scorching summer is driving demand for coal, which helps generate about 70% of the country’s electricity.
A scorching summer is driving demand for coal, which helps generate about 70% of the country’s electricity.

Published on Apr 29, 2022 12:13 PM IST


2023 assembly polls: BJP sets target of 50% vote share in Madhya Pradesh

In the 2018 state assembly elections, the BJP’s vote share dipped to 41% from over 43% and Congress formed the government



The BJP returned to power in Madhya Pradesh in 2020 after the resignations of 22 Congress lawmakers brought down chief minister Kamal Nath’s government. (/HT Photo)
The BJP returned to power in Madhya Pradesh in 2020 after the resignations of 22 Congress lawmakers brought down chief minister Kamal Nath’s government. (/HT Photo)

Published on Apr 29, 2022 12:10 PM IST


Want India to be a key partner in global semiconductor supply chain: PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi also informed the people about the recently-announced $10 billion Semi-con India programme, which aims to provide financial support to the companies investing in semiconductors, manufacturing and design ecosystems.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses Semi-con India Conference.(Twitter/ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses Semi-con India Conference.(Twitter/ANI)

Published on Apr 29, 2022 12:04 PM IST


Ratan Tata speech, with PM by his side, wins hearts: ‘Dedicate my last years…’

Ratan Tata spoke a few sentences in his address in Hindi as he admitted that was not very well versed with the language. 



Dibrugarh, Apr 28 (ANI): Industrialist Ratan Tata speaks at the inauguration of the seven state-of-the-Art-Cancer-Centres and the foundation stone laying ceremony of seven new cancer hospitals, in Dibrugarh on Thursday. (ANI)
Dibrugarh, Apr 28 (ANI): Industrialist Ratan Tata speaks at the inauguration of the seven state-of-the-Art-Cancer-Centres and the foundation stone laying ceremony of seven new cancer hospitals, in Dibrugarh on Thursday. (ANI)

Published on Apr 29, 2022 11:49 AM IST

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