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  • Jul 17, 2022 03:56 PM IST

    All-party opposition meet underway at NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s Delhi residence

    Image tweeted by news agency ANI.
    Image tweeted by news agency ANI.

    An all-party opposition meeting is underway at NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s residence in Delhi. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and others are present at the meeting.

  • Jul 17, 2022 03:23 PM IST

    2 dead, 1 injured in crude bomb explosion in West Bengal’s Malda

    As many as two people were killed and one was severely injured in a crude bomb explosion in the Manikchak area of the Malda district in West Bengal on Saturday.

    “The deceased have been identified as the residents of Gopalpur area– Sofikul Islam(32), Fajrul Sekh(37), while injured Alam Sekh (19) is undergoing treatment at the Malda Medical College and Hospital,” Pradeep Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police, Malda told news agency PTI.

  • Jul 17, 2022 03:16 PM IST

    LJP president Chirag Paswan attends the BJP-led NDA meeting on presidential poll preparation

    LJP president Chirag Paswan, son of the late Ram Vilas Paswan, attends the BJP-led NDA meeting on presidential poll preparation.

  • Jul 17, 2022 02:38 PM IST

    Oppn trying to belittle Parl image: Pralhad Joshi on unparliamentary words row

    Opposition trying to belittle image of Parliament: Union minister Joshi on row over unparliamentary words.

  • Jul 17, 2022 02:36 PM IST

    7.5 lakh applications received under Agnipath scheme show youth’s keenness to join armed forces: IAF Chief

    Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari on Sunday said his force has received more than 7.5 lakh applications under the new scheme showcasing the youth’s “keenness” to join the armed forces.

    “We’ve received 7.5 lakh applications for it. This shows the keenness of the youth to join the armed forces and the Air Force in particular. The big challenge lies in finishing the selection process on time to start training as we had planned in December,” the IAF chief told ANI.

  • Jul 17, 2022 02:27 PM IST

    Govt to hold all-party meeting on Sri Lanka situation on Tuesday

    Govt to hold all-party meeting on Sri Lanka situation on Tuesday, to be chaired by Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman & S Jaishankar.

  • Jul 17, 2022 02:17 PM IST

    NDA’s presidential nominee Murmu arrives in Gujarat, meets BJP MLAs

    The National Democratic Alliance’s presidential nominee Droupadi Murmu arrived in Ahmedabad city on Sunday afternoon and met BJP MLAs and other party leaders from the state. Earlier, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and state BJP chief C R Paatil received Murmu after she arrived at the Ahmedabad airport to seek support for her candidature for the presidential election to be held on Monday.

  • Jul 17, 2022 01:14 PM IST

    AI Express Calicut-Dubai flight diverted to Muscat after burning smell in cabin

    Air India Express aircraft VT-AXX operating flight IX-355 (Calicut-Dubai) diverted to Muscat as during Cruise, a burning smell emitted from one of the vents in the forward galley, ANI reported.

  • Jul 17, 2022 01:03 PM IST

    Violence breaks out in Tamil Nadu over girl’s death

    Violence broke out on Sunday near here as protesters demanding justice over the death of a girl student went on a rampage setting fire to vehicles and indulged in stone pelting, in which police personnel also became the target, PTI reported.

  • Jul 17, 2022 12:11 PM IST

    India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage crosses 2 billion doses

    India has crossed the milestone of giving 2 billion vaccine doses a year after it launched the world’s largest vaccination drive.

  • Jul 17, 2022 11:41 AM IST

    Monsoon session: Government holds all-party meet to discuss House productivity

    The government held an all-party meeting on Sunday, ahead of the Monsoon session of the Parliament, which begins on Monday, to formulate a strategy to maximise the productivity of the House along with addressing the concerns of the Opposition during the course of the session. Read more

  • Jul 17, 2022 11:38 AM IST

    Telangana CM to tour flood-hit areas today

    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has ordered the release of one crore each to district administrations of Mulugu, Bhupalpally, Kothagudem, Mahbubabad and Nirmal as immediate flood relief assistance, PTI reported.

  • Jul 17, 2022 11:11 AM IST

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal appeals to all eligible to take Covid precaution doses

  • Jul 17, 2022 10:49 AM IST

    16th round of India-China commander-level talks for LAC disengagement begins

    The 16th round of India-China corps commander level talks began on Sunday at the Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Indian side. Read more

  • Jul 17, 2022 10:26 AM IST

    Odisha: 6 dead, 71 hospitalised after drinking contaminated water

    Six people died and 71 others were hospitalised suspectedly due to diarrhoea after drinking contaminated water in Odisha’s Rayagada district, officials said. The state government has sought a report from health authorities, while the incident led to protests in the assembly with the opposition Congress demanding a statement from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, PTI reported.

  • Jul 17, 2022 09:19 AM IST

    India reports 20,528 new Covid cases; 49 deaths in 24 hours

    India logged 20, 528 new coronavirus infections pushing the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 43,750,599 according to the Union health ministry data updated on Sunday.

  • Jul 17, 2022 08:46 AM IST

    IndiGo Sharjah-Hyderabad flight diverted to Karachi in Pakistan due to snag

    IndiGo Sharjah-Hyderabad flight was diverted to Pakistan’sKarachi after pilot reported technical defect in the aircraft which is being examined at the airport.Airline is planning to send another aircraft to Karachi, ANI reported.

  • Jul 17, 2022 07:27 AM IST

    Rain lashes Delhi-NCR, more showers predicted

  • Jul 17, 2022 07:03 AM IST

    Uttarakhand: Badrinath-Rishikesh national highway closed for traffic

    Badrinath-Rishikesh National Highway closed near Khankra in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, due to a massive landslide caused by heavy rain in the area.

  • Jul 17, 2022 06:25 AM IST

    Wildfires rage in France and Spain as heatwaves sear Europe

    Wildfires raged in southwestern France and Spain on Saturday, forcing thousands of people to be evacuated from their homes as blistering summer temperatures put authorities on alert in parts of Europe.

    About 14,000 people had been evacuated from France’s Gironde region by Saturday afternoon as more than 1,200 firefighters battled to bring the flames under control, regional authorities said in a statement.

  • Jul 17, 2022 06:25 AM IST

    Karnataka to be malaria-free by 2025, says Health minister K Sudhakar

    Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Saturday said the Centre has given a target of eradicating malaria by 2030 but the state government has taken it as a challenge to make the State malaria-free by 2025. The Health Minister said creating awareness among people is key to fighting malaria and other vector-borne diseases. Read more

  • Jul 17, 2022 05:59 AM IST

    Andhra Pradesh rains: Eluru district still cut-off due to floods, Navy joins rescue operations

    The ferocious Godavari has left the lives of over two million people crippled in six districts of Andhra Pradesh as the flood flow crossed the 25.60 lakh cusecs mark on Saturday night, the highest discharge at Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage in Dowaleswaram after August 2006. Eluru is one of worst hit districts due to the flood caused by rains.

J&K: CRPF personnel killed in terror attack in south Kashmir’s Pulwama

Terrorists fired upon a patrol party at Gangoo Crossing in Pulwama from nearby orchard. In the firing, CRPF’s assistant sub inspector Vinod Kumar got seriously injured, police said.

Security personnel keep vigil in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI File Photo/ Representational image)

Security personnel keep vigil in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI File Photo/ Representational image)

Published on Jul 17, 2022 03:28 PM IST

By | Reported by Ashiq Hussain | Written by Aryan Prakash

Sri Lanka crisis: Govt calls all-party meet after DMK, AIADMK raise the issue

The meeting will be chaired by Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and S Jaishankar, said Union parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal and Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan arrive to attend an all-party meeting.(PTI)

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal and Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan arrive to attend an all-party meeting.(PTI)

Published on Jul 17, 2022 03:15 PM IST

Assam sees sharp rise in suicide cases, Guwahati leads the figures

Assam recorded 3,243 suicide cases in 2020, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). While NCRB is yet to release data for 2021, Assam police recorded 3,302 suicide deaths last year—of them 2,391 were men and 911 women

Experts said the suicide cases can be brought down with proper awareness and counselling. (Representative Image)

Experts said the suicide cases can be brought down with proper awareness and counselling. (Representative Image)

Published on Jul 17, 2022 03:11 PM IST

90-year-old woman crosses Wagah border to visit home in Pakistan after 75 years

Reena Chhibber Varma left her ancestral home of Rawalpindi in Pakistan 75 years ago during the Partition. Her visa was rejected several times but was finally accepted this time.

Reena Chhibber Varma, who stays in Pune now, travelled to her ancestral home in Pakistan.(Facebook)

Reena Chhibber Varma, who stays in Pune now, travelled to her ancestral home in Pakistan.(Facebook)

Published on Jul 17, 2022 02:34 PM IST

Will see if unparliamentary words list applied in ‘draconian manner’: Tharoor

Some are regular words which feature in parliamentary debates all the time and it is possible they were expunged in a specific context that would not apply in other contexts, the former Union minister said.

File photo of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

File photo of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Published on Jul 17, 2022 02:22 PM IST

‘India creates history again’: PM on 2 billion Covid vaccine doses milestone

India COVID-19 vaccination drive: A year after the launch of the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination drive, India crossed the milestone of administering two billion vaccine doses on Sunday.

India COVID-19 vaccination drive: India crossed the milestone of administering two billion vaccine doses on Sunday. (Hindustan Times)

India COVID-19 vaccination drive: India crossed the milestone of administering two billion vaccine doses on Sunday. (Hindustan Times)

Updated on Jul 17, 2022 01:45 PM IST

Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Mumbai local train services disruption today: Details here

According to the central railways, the maintenance mega blocks are “essential for infrastructure upkeep and safety”.

Mumbai local train services disruption today(HT File)

Mumbai local train services disruption today(HT File)

Published on Jul 17, 2022 01:11 PM IST

Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Swati Bhasin

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