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  • May 13, 2022 07:33 PM IST

    J&K administration to constitute SIT to probe killing Rahul Bhat, says LG Manoj Sinha

    A decision has been taken to constitute special investigative team to probe all the aspects of the despicable terror attack, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said after public outrage over the killing of Rahul Bhat, a Kashmiri Pandit on Thursday. 

    Meanwhile, the J&K administration to provide a government job to Rahul Bhat’s wife in Jammu and financial assistance to the family. The government will bear educational expenses of the daughter.

  • May 13, 2022 07:25 PM IST

    Ukraine war: India to reopen embassy in capital Kyiv, says MEA

    The Indian Embassy in Ukraine, which was temporarily operating out of Warsaw in Poland, would resume its operations in Kyiv from May 17, the minister of external affairs said on Friday. Read More

  • May 13, 2022 07:22 PM IST

    2 Lashkar terrorists from Pakistan eliminated in J&K’s Bandipora

    The security forces on Friday eliminated two terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir. The gunbattle erupted after the security forces launched a search operation in Brar in the Aragam area following inputs about the presence of terrorists. Read More

  • May 13, 2022 06:17 PM IST

    Fire breaks out at building near Delhi’s Mundka metro station, 24 fire engines at spot

  • May 13, 2022 06:08 PM IST

    4 die as bus carrying Vaishno Devi pilgrims catch fire near J&K’s Katra

    At least four persons died on Friday after a bus carrying pilgrims to the Vaishno Devi shrine caught fire near Katra in Reasi district of Jammu & Kashmir. As many as 22 others were injured. Read More

  • May 13, 2022 05:54 PM IST

    Russia advises against travel to UK

    Russia’s foreign ministry on Friday advised its citizens against travel to the United Kingdom, citing London’s “unfriendly” stance as well as huge delays in visas for Russians.

    “In order to avoid financial losses and other possible problems, we recommend that Russian citizens refrain, if possible, from travelling to the UK and trying to obtain British visas,” the foreign ministry said, adding that it will “act in the same way” with British citizens until the situation improves.

  • May 13, 2022 05:25 PM IST

    2 die, 22 injured after a bus catches fire near Katra

  • May 13, 2022 04:05 PM IST

    UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has died, country to begin 40-days of mourning

    UAE President and ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan passed away on Friday, local media reports quoting the Ministry of Presidential Affairs said. He was 73. Read More 

  • May 13, 2022 03:49 PM IST

    ‘Will discuss alliance issues after strengthening own organisation’: Congress

    Congress says it will discuss alliance issues after strengthening its own organisation and unifying its cadres as no partner will come “if you don’t have any investment,” reports news agency PTI.

  • May 13, 2022 03:37 PM IST

    Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim gets bail in 2 cases

    Faridkot court grants bail to jailed Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim in two sacrilege cases including Bargari sacrilege and derogatory posters case. He had secured bail in BIR theft case last week, now he has got bail in all three cases connected to Bargari 2015 sacrilege incident.

  • May 13, 2022 03:25 PM IST

    Twitter deal on hold pending calculation of spam/fake accounts, tweets Elon Musk

  • May 13, 2022 03:09 PM IST

    Trial of Russian soldier accused of killing civilian opens in Kyiv: Report

    Trial of Russian soldier accused of killing civilian opens in Kyiv, first such trial since start of Ukraine war, reports news agency AP.

  • May 13, 2022 02:35 PM IST

    ‘BJP compelling people to live in fear’: Sonia Gandhi

    Continuing her attack on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Sonia Gandhi also said that the party is “compelling people to live in fear.” She also accused BJP of “brutalising minorities, glorifying Gandhi ji’s killers.”

  • May 13, 2022 02:33 PM IST

    Watch | Sonia Gandhi’s address at ‘Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir’

  • May 13, 2022 02:31 PM IST

    At Congress’ Chintan Shivir, Sonia Gandhi slams Modi government over ‘maximum governance, minimum government’

    At Congress’ Chintan Shivir, party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi slammed the Modi government over ‘maximum governance, minimum government.’ She also said that the ‘Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir’ gives the party “an opportunity to discuss amongst us the numerous challenges that the country is facing as a result of the policies of the BJP, RSS and its affiliates.”

  • May 13, 2022 01:57 PM IST

    Khalistan slogan found written on a wall adjoining municipal council at Faridkot, Punjab

    Khalistan slogan found written on a wall adjoining municipal council at Faridkot, Punjab. However, the MC officials immediately cover it with paint, while police is investigating the matter.

  • May 13, 2022 01:33 PM IST

    SC seeks responses from centre, J&K administration on plea challenging delimitation move proposal

    Supreme Court seeks responses from centre, J&K administration on plea challenging delimitation move proposal

  • May 13, 2022 01:22 PM IST

    An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred 222km South of Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh

    An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred at around 12:39pm, 222km South of Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh.

  • May 13, 2022 12:43 PM IST

    Special PMLA court allows Nawab Malik to get treated at a private hospital

    Special PMLA court allows Maharashtra Minister & NCP leader Nawab Malik to get treated at a private hospital.

  • May 13, 2022 12:31 PM IST

    Supreme Court refuses to postpone NEET exam

    Supreme Court refuses to postpone NEET exam, says can’t cause hardships to thousands who’ve been preparing.

  • May 13, 2022 11:48 AM IST

    Manish Sisodia writes to Amit Shah over ‘bulldozer drive’

    Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia writes to Union Home Minister Amit Shah in connection with “the ongoing bulldozer drive led by BJP-ruled MCD.

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    Congress panel proposes ‘one person one post’

    Ahead of Congress Chintan Shivir, panel led by Mallikarjun Kharge proposes ‘one party, one post’ formula’.

  • May 13, 2022 11:03 AM IST

    Supreme Court declines a plea to immediately stop the Gyanvapi Mosque survey

    Supreme Court declines a plea to immediately stop the Gyanvapi Mosque survey, agrees to list the matter in due course.

  • May 13, 2022 10:49 AM IST

    J&K policeman dies after he was attacked by terrorists at his Pulwama home

    Jammu and Kashmir policeman dies after he was attacked by terrorists at his Pulwama home, a day after a Kashmiri Pandit’s killing in Budgam.

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  • May 13, 2022 09:25 AM IST

    J&K cop shot at by terrorist in Pulwama, hospitalised

    A constable of the Jammu and Kashmir Police was hospitalised on Friday after being shot at by a terrorist in the Union territory’s Pulwama.

  • May 13, 2022 08:56 AM IST

    India records slightly higher Covid-19 cases, 2,841 cases reported

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  • May 13, 2022 08:52 AM IST

    UN holds emergency meeting on Taliban crackdown on women

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  • May 13, 2022 08:26 AM IST

    Peak power demand in Delhi hits season’s high of 6,780MW: Discoms

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    Twitter’s two senior executives exit; hiring halted

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  • May 13, 2022 06:47 AM IST

    Rahul Gandhi greeted by party workers at Chittorgarh railway station

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was greeted by party workers at Chittorgarh railway station on his way to Udaipur for the party’s Chintan Shivir.

  • May 13, 2022 06:01 AM IST

    Russia vows response if Finland joins NATO

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  • May 13, 2022 05:35 AM IST

    6 dead of ‘fever’ in North Korea as Covid-19 hits country

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J&K administration to constitute SIT to probe killing of Rahul Bhat

J&K L-G Manoj Sinha also announced that it would provide a government job to Bhat’s wife in Jammu along with financial assistance to the family. The administration will bear the educational expenses of the deceased government employee’s daughter.

Photograph of slain Kashmiri pandit and government employee Rahul Bhat is seen during a protest against his killing on the outskirts of Srinagar.(AFP)

Photograph of slain Kashmiri pandit and government employee Rahul Bhat is seen during a protest against his killing on the outskirts of Srinagar.(AFP)

Published on May 13, 2022 07:43 PM IST

Crashed chopper was purchased in 2007, overhauled twice: Chhattisgarh officials

The said chopper was used by senior bureaucrats, ministers and the chief minister but chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has been using another chopper hired by the state government, people familiar with the matter said.

Two pilots were killed in the chopper crash in Chhattisgarh on Thursday night.

Two pilots were killed in the chopper crash in Chhattisgarh on Thursday night.

Published on May 13, 2022 07:27 PM IST

NIA files chargesheet against activist Khurram Parvez, decorated cop Arvind Negi

Negi was part of the probe team that carried out searches at rights activist Khurram Parvez’s residence in October 2020 as part of the NGO terror-funding case; apart from the agency’s larger conspiracy terror funding probe in J&K of 2017.

The National Investigation Agency on Friday filed a chargesheet against Kashmir-based rights activist Khurram Parvez and its former officer Superintendent of Police Arvind Digvijay Negi. (HT PHOTO.)

The National Investigation Agency on Friday filed a chargesheet against Kashmir-based rights activist Khurram Parvez and its former officer Superintendent of Police Arvind Digvijay Negi. (HT PHOTO.)

Updated on May 13, 2022 07:32 PM IST

Returning Jet Airways to have best possible app, site among Indian carriers: CEO

The airline in its old avatar was owned by Naresh Goyal and had operated its last flight on April 17, 2019. The Jalan-Kalrock Consortium is currently the promoter of Jet Airways.

On May 5, Jet Airways conducted its test flight to and from Hyderabad in a step towards obtaining the AOC.(Mint File)

On May 5, Jet Airways conducted its test flight to and from Hyderabad in a step towards obtaining the AOC.(Mint File)

Published on May 13, 2022 06:58 PM IST

Bride’s mother objects to 2 men dancing in wedding procession, stabbed to death

The incident happened in the Bargarh district of Odisha. The two neighbours of the bride’s family joined the wedding procession when members of the bridegroom’s party reached Salepali village.

The duo attacked the bride’s mother with a sharp-edged weapon after she objected to their dancing in the wedding procession. (Representational Image)

The duo attacked the bride’s mother with a sharp-edged weapon after she objected to their dancing in the wedding procession. (Representational Image)

Updated on May 13, 2022 06:44 PM IST

2 Lashkar terrorists from Pakistan eliminated in J&K’s Bandipora

Faisal, one of the slain terrorist, was involved in the killing of three policemen on December 10 last year and on February 11 at Gulshan Chowk and Nishat Park in the Bandipora town along with another Lashkar terrorist Haider.

The security forces eliminated two Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/HT)

The security forces eliminated two Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/HT)

Published on May 13, 2022 06:36 PM IST

Bengal BJP chief slammed for naming murdered woman he alleged was gang-raped

In the tweet, which was later removed, Majumdar alleged that the woman had been gang raped. He also claimed that she belonged to a tribal community.

BJP’s West Bengal unit president Sukanta Majumdar was slammed on Friday after one of his Twitter posts named a woman who was found murdered in north Bengal on Thursday night. (HT FILE PHOTO.)

BJP’s West Bengal unit president Sukanta Majumdar was slammed on Friday after one of his Twitter posts named a woman who was found murdered in north Bengal on Thursday night. (HT FILE PHOTO.)

Updated on May 13, 2022 06:53 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh mulls national anthem recital mandate in madrasas

  • The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) MP unit president Vishnu Dutt Sharma said the national anthem should be recited at all educational institutions across the country.

Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra.(HT file photo)

Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra.(HT file photo)

Published on May 13, 2022 05:59 PM IST

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

SC refuses to postpone NEET-PG exam, holds patient care to be paramount

‘How can we do this… any postponement will create chaos and uncertainty,’ Supreme Court said while hearing a petition to postpone the May 21 NEET-PG 2022 examination.

A group of doctors filed a petition in the Supreme Court requesting to postpone the May 21 NEET-PG 2022 examination by two months. (File Photo)

A group of doctors filed a petition in the Supreme Court requesting to postpone the May 21 NEET-PG 2022 examination by two months. (File Photo)

Updated on May 13, 2022 06:02 PM IST

Cong expels rebel KV Thomas, hours after he shared stage with Kerala CM

KV Thomas had earlier attended a seminar organised as part of the CPI (M) party congress in April, in defiance of a party diktat.

KV Thomas had said he would campaign for the ruling LDF candidate Jo Joseph in the upcoming by-poll in the Thrikkakara Assembly constituency.(HT Archives)

KV Thomas had said he would campaign for the ruling LDF candidate Jo Joseph in the upcoming by-poll in the Thrikkakara Assembly constituency.(HT Archives)

Published on May 13, 2022 05:51 PM IST

‘Deeply saddened’: PM Modi on death of UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed

  • Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said he is “deeply saddened” by the passing of UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who has “always kept cordial relations with Kerala”.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa died Friday, May 13, 2022, the government's state-run news agency announced in a brief statement. He was 73. (AP Photo/WAM, File)

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa died Friday, May 13, 2022, the government’s state-run news agency announced in a brief statement. He was 73. (AP Photo/WAM, File)

Updated on May 13, 2022 06:18 PM IST

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Telangana’s mega Buddhist spiritual centre, Buddhavanam, to be inaugurated tomorrow

The project will be formally dedicated to the nation by Telangana industries and information technology minister K T Rama Rao, along with tourism minister V Srinivas Goud, energy minister G Jagadish Reddy and senior officials.

Buddhavanam, a mega Buddhist theme park developed by the Telangana government at Nagarjunasagar on the banks of the Krishna River, will be opened for tourists on Saturday. (HT PHOTO.)

Buddhavanam, a mega Buddhist theme park developed by the Telangana government at Nagarjunasagar on the banks of the Krishna River, will be opened for tourists on Saturday. (HT PHOTO.)

Updated on May 13, 2022 05:25 PM IST

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