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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.


Eleven MLAs in Tripura to take oath as ministers today

Governor SN Arya will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the cabinet ministers at a programme in Raj Bhavan in the presence of Chief Minister Manik Saha, former chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb and other dignitaries.



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/HT)
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/HT)

Published on May 16, 2022 04:50 AM IST


Modi heads to Nepal today with focus on boosting ties

  • Modi will be meeting Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at Lumbini, the birthplace of Prince Siddhartha who became Buddha after enlightenment, on Monday after taking a short helicopter ride from Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepal counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba during a meet in New Delhi on April 2.(REUTERS)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepal counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba during a meet in New Delhi on April 2.(REUTERS)

Updated on May 16, 2022 04:45 AM IST


1 dead, 1 missing as goods truck plunges into gorge in Manipur

Four houses have been washed away while many houses in Manipur’s Jiribam district which borders Assam’s Silchar were submerged in the early hours of Sunday when the Jiri River overflowed due to incessant rain for the last five days leading to flash floods.



The water levels of Imphal River, Nambul River and Nambol River are still flowing above the dangerous mark as rainfall continues in their catchment areas. Many low lying areas of Imphal also continued to be submerged due to lack of a proper drainage system. (HT PHOTO.)
The water levels of Imphal River, Nambul River and Nambol River are still flowing above the dangerous mark as rainfall continues in their catchment areas. Many low lying areas of Imphal also continued to be submerged due to lack of a proper drainage system. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on May 16, 2022 12:57 AM IST


Kejriwal ties up with Twenty20 in Kerala

While attending a public meeting organised by Twenty20 that is promoted by the Kitex Group, Kejriwal said the political parties here won’t give jobs to the children of this State as they want people who can riot and can spread hooliganism.



Addressing the crowd gathered at the Kitex ground here, Kejriwal said no one knew Arvind Kejriwal 10 years ago and there was no AAP either. (ANI)
Addressing the crowd gathered at the Kitex ground here, Kejriwal said no one knew Arvind Kejriwal 10 years ago and there was no AAP either. (ANI)

Published on May 16, 2022 12:49 AM IST


18th century Indian man who fought for equality declared saint by Pope

This process was recommended by the Kottar diocese, Tamil Nadu Bishops’ Council and the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India.



Former bureaucrat Devasahayam said that it is significant that the sainthood to Lazarus Devasahayam comes at a time when the country is facing caste discrimination and communalism. (Reuters)
Former bureaucrat Devasahayam said that it is significant that the sainthood to Lazarus Devasahayam comes at a time when the country is facing caste discrimination and communalism. (Reuters)

Updated on May 16, 2022 04:55 AM IST


Modi lauds Telangana BJP president over his padayatra

The TRS government has not been implementing various Central schemes thereby depriving the people of the benefits, Sanjay Kumar told Modi, according to a release from Telangana BJP.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PTI)

Published on May 16, 2022 12:36 AM IST


Ready for early assembly polls if BJP does so at Centre: TRS

Reacting to the TRS leaders’ comments, state BJP president Bandi Sanjay said the ruling party leaders had lacked basic courtesy.



The Union home minister also said KCR had done nothing “except change the names” of the schemes rolled out by the Centre. (PTI)
The Union home minister also said KCR had done nothing “except change the names” of the schemes rolled out by the Centre. (PTI)

Published on May 16, 2022 12:34 AM IST


‘Trishul a religious symbol not a weapon’: Bajarang Dal on training camp in Kodagu

The development comes at a time when the Basavaraj Bommai-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka has been accused of turning a blind eye on similar activities carried out by right-wing groups.



During the training camp, in which over 100 people took part, weapons like trishul (trident) were distributed among the participants, the official said. (Resourced from social media)
During the training camp, in which over 100 people took part, weapons like trishul (trident) were distributed among the participants, the official said. (Resourced from social media)

Published on May 16, 2022 12:34 AM IST


BSY’s son on list for MLC poll candidates

Biennial elections to four Rajya Sabha seats from Karnataka — two each in graduates and teachers constituencies of the state legislative council will be held on June 10 and 13 respectively.



B Y Vijayendra (HT File)
B Y Vijayendra (HT File)

Published on May 16, 2022 12:32 AM IST


‘All temples demolished by Mughals should be reclaimed legally’

The former state minister’s statements come at a time when there has been growing clamour by right-wing groups who have been demanding survey of several mosques to find traces of Hindu temples, if any.



Former minister for rural development and panchayat raj KS Eshwarappa (HT File)
Former minister for rural development and panchayat raj KS Eshwarappa (HT File)

Published on May 16, 2022 12:32 AM IST


Set aside internal differences, focus on exposing Gehlot govt: BJP to Rajasthan unit

The BJP has urged its leaders in Rajasthan to set aside their differences and focus on “exposing deficiencies” of the ruling Congress ahead of next year’s assembly elections.



BJP national president J P Nadda said the party in Rajasthan will need to shift their focus from the infighting to projecting a cohesive unit against the Congress, party functionaries familiar with the matter said. (PTI)
BJP national president J P Nadda said the party in Rajasthan will need to shift their focus from the infighting to projecting a cohesive unit against the Congress, party functionaries familiar with the matter said. (PTI)

Published on May 16, 2022 12:30 AM IST


2 poachers linked to killing of 3 cops shot at as they tried to flee, say MP police

Two poachers who were arrested on Saturday after a gunfight in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh were injured while trying to flee from police custody on Sunday, police said, adding that two policemen were also injured in the incident.



Two poachers who were arrested on Saturday after a gunfight in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh were shot while trying to flee from police custody on Sunday.
Two poachers who were arrested on Saturday after a gunfight in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh were shot while trying to flee from police custody on Sunday.

Published on May 16, 2022 12:20 AM IST

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