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  • Jul 19, 2022 11:15 PM IST

    Rajasthan records 180 new Covid cases, 1 more death

    Rajasthan on Tuesday recorded 180 new Covid cases and one more death. The active cases in the state have climbed to 1,379 and 133 patients recovered from the virus on Tuesday. 

  • Jul 19, 2022 10:26 PM IST

    Rahul Shelwale of Shinde camp to be Shiv Sena’s floor leader in Lok Sabha

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has decided to give status of Shiv Sena’s floor leader Rahul Shewale of the party’s Eknath Shinde camp: Speaker’s office

  • Jul 19, 2022 10:23 PM IST

    Ahead of prez polls, ex-Lanka cricketer’s appeal

    Tomorrow is a vital day. Tomorrow 225 people decide the fate of 22 million. Choose wisely. Buddhusaranai, Godbless, Mashalla!: Sanath Jayasuriya

  • Jul 19, 2022 09:51 PM IST

    Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut summoned again by ED tomorrow in money laundering case.

  • Jul 19, 2022 09:20 PM IST

    Delhi reports 585 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

    Delhi reports 585 fresh Covid-19 cases, 429 recoveries and 2 deaths in 24 hours, as total case count reaches 1,944,978. Daily positivity rate at 4.35%.

  • Jul 19, 2022 08:24 PM IST

    ED arrests ex-Mumbai police chief Sanjay Pandey

    ED arrests former Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Pandey in illegal phone tapping of NSE employees.

  • Jul 19, 2022 08:00 PM IST

    ‘Request India to keep helping Sri Lanka’

    Irrespective of who becomes the President of Sri Lanka tomorrow it is my humble and earnest request to Hon. PM Shri @narendramodi , to all the political parties of India and to the people of India to keep helping mother Lanka and it’s people to come out of this disaster: Sajith Premadasa, Sri Lanka’s LOP

  • Jul 19, 2022 07:21 PM IST

    NEET controversy: NTA constitutes ‘fact-finding’ team

    National Testing Agency (NTA) constitutes ‘fact-finding’ team over allegations that some female candidates were told to take off their inner wears before entering an NEET exam centre in Kerala’s Kollam.

  • Jul 19, 2022 06:46 PM IST

    DHFL scam: 8-day police remand for Wadhawan brothers

    In DHFL scam, special CBI judge sends banking fraud accused Wadhawan brothers – Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhwan – to 8-day police remand.

  • Jul 19, 2022 06:18 PM IST

    ‘Would like to thank MLAs who joined Eknath Shinde’

    Had Eknath Shinde not taken this step, Shiv Sena would not even have had 10 MLAs in the next election. I would thank MLAs who went with Eknath. I worked in the party for 52 years and then I was expelled. I am joining Eknath Shinde today onwards: Ramdas Kadam, Shiv Sena MLA

  • Jul 19, 2022 05:27 PM IST

    Monsoon session: All-party briefing on Sri Lanka begins

    Govt’s all-party meeting on Sri Lanka crisis begins, external affiars minister S Jaishankar present, reports PTI.

  • Jul 19, 2022 05:10 PM IST

    Uphaar case: Court orders release of convicts

    In Uphaar Cinema fire case, Delhi court frees Ansal brothers for evidence-tampering but fine remains; complainant Neelam Krishnamoorthy breaks down in court.

  • Jul 19, 2022 04:54 PM IST

    UK close to recording its highest-ever temperature

    A temperature of 39.1°C has provisionally been recorded at Charlwood, Surrey. If confirmed this will be the highest temperature ever recorded in the UK. Temperatures are likely to rise further through today: Met Office

  • Jul 19, 2022 04:27 PM IST

    Fire breaks out in Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar

    Four fire tenders rushed after fire breaks out in a building in Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar area.

  • Jul 19, 2022 03:54 PM IST

    Haryana CM orders ‘strict action’ over killing of copy by mining mafia

    Have directed that strict action be taken in the case, tweets Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar.

  • Jul 19, 2022 03:22 PM IST

    Prophet Mohammed case: SC protects Nupur Sharma from arrest

    Supreme Court protects Nupur Sharma from arrest in FIRs in connection to her comments on Prophet Mohammed. The top court also issues notices to Union and states on her petition for clubbing of FIRs; case to be heard next on August 10.

  • Jul 19, 2022 02:40 PM IST

    ‘No effort shall be spared…’

    DSP Taoru Shri Surender Singh laid down his life today in the course of duty. Haryana Police extends its deepest condolences to the bereaved family of the brave officer. No effort shall be spared in bringing the offenders to face justice: Haryana Police on killing of cop by mining mafia

  • Jul 19, 2022 02:21 PM IST

    Monsoon session: Both Houses adjourned for the day

    On day 2 of Parliament’s ongoing Monsoon session, both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow following sloganeering by Opposition MPs over issues of price rise and inflation.

  • Jul 19, 2022 01:25 PM IST

    ‘Rupee was at 50 when…’ Shashi Tharoor slams Modi govt over falling rupee

  • Jul 19, 2022 01:24 PM IST

    UGC warns students to not take admission to this university in Maharashtra

  • Jul 19, 2022 12:54 PM IST

    Congress leader KS Sabarinadhan arrested over in-flight protest against Kerala CM

    Congress leader KS Sabarinadhan has been arrested in connection with the in-flight protest staged against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan last month, reports PTI.

  • Jul 19, 2022 12:31 PM IST

    DHFL scame accused Wadhawan brothers produced in Delhi court

    CBI produces banking fraud accused Wadhawan brothers- Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhwan, at Rouse Avenue court, Delhi.

  • Jul 19, 2022 12:29 PM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal to visit Surat in Gujarat

    Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) national convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to visit Surat, Gujarat on July 21st. He will announce the first guarantee of the party for the people of Gujarat that day.

  • Jul 19, 2022 11:12 AM IST

    TN schoolgirl death case: Supreme Court allows parents to choose medical expert of choice for post-mortem

    Supreme Court refuses to stall the second post-mortem of a schoolgirl found dead in her hostel on July 13 in Tamil Nadu’s Kallakurichi district. Her father has approached the SC.

    The apex court agrees to hear tomorrow plea by parents of Kallakurichi girl seeking urgent hearing of petition seeking to include a medical expert of their choice in team which will conduct a re-postmortem.

  • Jul 19, 2022 11:09 AM IST

    Unnecessary remarks, demonstrations: UP CM Adityanath on Lulu Mall controversy

    Some are making unnecessary remarks & staging demonstrations, to obstruct movement of people. Lucknow admin must take the matter very seriously. Miscreants attempting to create such nuisance should be dealt with strictly, said UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Lulu Mall controversy.

  • Jul 19, 2022 10:23 AM IST

    15,528 new Covid cases in India, 1,407 fewer than yesterday; 25 deaths in 24 hours

    India logged 15,528 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours – 1,407 less than yesterday’s figures – the Union health ministry data showed on Tuesday.

  • Jul 19, 2022 10:01 AM IST

    Sri Lanka opposition leader Sajith Premadasa withdraws his candidacy for President

  • Jul 19, 2022 09:51 AM IST

    Rupee breaches 80 against US dollar, hits all-time low

    The Indian rupee touched another record low as foreign investors continued to sell the nation’s equities. The rupee declined to 80.06 per dollar on Tuesday. Read more

  • Jul 19, 2022 09:24 AM IST

    Supreme Court to hear today pleas challenging Agnipath scheme

    Supreme Court to hear today pleas challenging Agnipath scheme for short-term recruitment into armed forces.

  • Jul 19, 2022 09:12 AM IST

    Decomposed body of 23-year-old man found in Mumbai, family alleges murder by wife

    Decomposed body of a 23-year-old man found at his residence in Sakinaka area, body sent for postmortem. The family of the deceased man has alleged that his wife murdered him and has fled away. Investigation underway, says Mumbai Police.

  • Jul 19, 2022 08:43 AM IST

    Another cloudburst in Himachal Pradesh

    Cloudburst in Shalkhar village, Hanrang sub-tehsil. Small water canals and some vehicles buried. Damage incurred by some houses too, said DEOC Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh.

  • Jul 19, 2022 08:10 AM IST

    Ballot boxes of presidential polls reach Delhi

    ‘Mr Ballot Box’ carrying votes cast by the lawmakers in Monday’s presidential election in states and Union territories, began their special journey back to the national capital soon after the closing hours of the polling process.

    The ballot box from the Delhi Legislative Assembly had reached the strong room late Monday night while ballot boxes from Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Assam and Rajasthan were brought here by separate commercial flights.

  • Jul 19, 2022 08:09 AM IST

    One dead, 18 labourers missing near India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh

    1 dead, 18 other labourers missing in Arunachal Pradesh’s Kurung Kumey dsitrict along the Indo-China border. Most of the 19 labourers who went missing since July 5 from a road project, were from Assam, reports ANI, quoting District Deputy Commissioner Bengia Nighee.

  • Jul 19, 2022 07:20 AM IST

    Centre to hold all-party meet on Sri Lanka crisis today

    An all-party meeting chaired by EAM Dr S Jaishankar and FM Nirmala Sitharaman on the current crisis in Sri Lanka is to be held today.

  • Jul 19, 2022 06:33 AM IST

    Gujarat rains: 60,000 cusecs of water from Ukai dam released

    About 60,000 cusecs of water released from Ukai dam which’s built across Tapi river in Tapi district as the region witnessed heavy rainfall in the past few days.

  • Jul 19, 2022 05:40 AM IST

    7 electric bikes gutted in fire at Pune showroom, no person injured

    At least seven electric bikes kept at a showroom here in Maharashtra were gutted in fire on Monday night during charging, fire brigade officials said. Nobody was injured in the incident. The incident occurred at an e-bike shop located near the Gangadham area of Market Yard. 

    According to a fire brigade official, prima facie a short circuit might have occurred due to overcharging that led to the fire and seven bikes gutted. “We received a call at around 8 PM. The blaze was doused with the help of four water tenders,” he added.

Congress coming to power more important than me becoming CM: DK Shivakumar

Refuting reports of power tussle within Karnataka Congress, state party president DK Shivakumar on Tuesday asserted that “Congress coming to power is more important than him becoming the chief minister”

Refuting reports of power tussle within Karnataka Congress, state party president DK Shivakumar on Tuesday asserted that “Congress coming to power is more important than him becoming the chief minister”. (PTI)

Refuting reports of power tussle within Karnataka Congress, state party president DK Shivakumar on Tuesday asserted that “Congress coming to power is more important than him becoming the chief minister”. (PTI)

Published on Jul 20, 2022 12:37 AM IST

No data available to link air pollution, life expectancy: Govt in Parliament

Union Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey had told the Lok Sabha on Monday that there is no conclusive data available to establish a direct correlation of death exclusively due to air pollution.

According to the new WHO guideline issued last year, average annual PM2.5 concentrations should be no higher than five micrograms per cubic metre. It was 10 micrograms per cubic metre earlier. (HT photo)

According to the new WHO guideline issued last year, average annual PM2.5 concentrations should be no higher than five micrograms per cubic metre. It was 10 micrograms per cubic metre earlier. (HT photo)

Published on Jul 20, 2022 12:36 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi

Centre seeks clarifications from Tamil Nadu on anti-NEET bill

The Union home ministry has sought clarifications from the Tamil Nadu government on a bill that seeks to exempt the southern state’s students from the ambit of NEET, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday

The Tamil Nadu government passed the NEET exemption bill in the assembly for the second time in February after the governor had returned it last year. (ANI)

The Tamil Nadu government passed the NEET exemption bill in the assembly for the second time in February after the governor had returned it last year. (ANI)

Updated on Jul 20, 2022 12:34 AM IST

Over 670k cyber attack cases in India this year so far: Centre

Over 670,000 cases related to cyber security were reported in India till June this year, Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

The government has taken a number of measures to enhance the cyber security posture.

The government has taken a number of measures to enhance the cyber security posture.

Published on Jul 20, 2022 12:33 AM IST

State-level priests’ conference to be held in September

Muzarai minister Shashikala Jolle on Monday said a state-level conference of the priests of the temples under the Muzarai department of the state will be organised in the last week of September

Muzarai minister Shashikala Jolle on Monday said a state-level conference of the priests of the temples under the Muzarai department of the state will be organised in the last week of September. (HT)

Muzarai minister Shashikala Jolle on Monday said a state-level conference of the priests of the temples under the Muzarai department of the state will be organised in the last week of September. (HT)

Published on Jul 20, 2022 12:30 AM IST

Police detain student for bomb scare in Bengaluru school to avoid exam

The student had an exam on July 21 and he wanted it to be put off as he had not prepared for it, the police who were part of the investigation said.

A Class 10 student was detained on Tuesday for allegedly creating a bomb scare in a city school where he is studying with an intention to force postponement of an examination for which he was not prepared, police said. (Representative Photo)

A Class 10 student was detained on Tuesday for allegedly creating a bomb scare in a city school where he is studying with an intention to force postponement of an examination for which he was not prepared, police said. (Representative Photo)

Published on Jul 20, 2022 12:29 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Bengaluru

35 people who came in contact with monkeypox patient isolated: Official

The Kerala government has informed the district administration that one of the patients had entered India through Mangaluru airport.

Dakshina Kannada district administration on Tuesday ordered 35 people, including passengers and Mangaluru airport staff, who had come in contact with a monkeypox patient from Kerala, to remain in isolation. (PTI)

Dakshina Kannada district administration on Tuesday ordered 35 people, including passengers and Mangaluru airport staff, who had come in contact with a monkeypox patient from Kerala, to remain in isolation. (PTI)

Published on Jul 20, 2022 12:29 AM IST

1,000 complaints against Air India in three months: Centre

Around 1,000 passenger complaints have been received against Tata Group-owned Air India during the last three months, minister of state for civil aviation V K Singh said on Monday.

The Tata Group on January 27 took control of Air India after winning the bid for the airline on October 8 last year.

The Tata Group on January 27 took control of Air India after winning the bid for the airline on October 8 last year.

Published on Jul 20, 2022 12:29 AM IST

ByNeha L M Tripathi, New Delhi

NIA searches houses of Maoist ‘sympathisers’

A team of NIA officials from Chhattisgarh came to Alakurapadu village of Tanguturu block in Prakasam district and conducted searches in the residence of Akkiraju Sirisha, wife of former central committee member of the Maoist party Akkiraju Haragopal alias Ramakrishna or RK, who died from kidney-related ailments in Chhattisgarh forests on October 14 last year.

NIA on Tuesday conducted simultaneous search operations at the residences of alleged sympathisers of CPI (Maoist) in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam and Vijayawada districts on the suspicion that they were extending support to the outlawed party. (HT Archives)

NIA on Tuesday conducted simultaneous search operations at the residences of alleged sympathisers of CPI (Maoist) in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam and Vijayawada districts on the suspicion that they were extending support to the outlawed party. (HT Archives)

Published on Jul 20, 2022 12:27 AM IST

Cong files complaints against Murmu, BJP MLAs for poll code violation

In its complaint to the chief electoral officer of Karnataka, Congress state president DK Shivakumar said on July 17 chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, his predecessor, BS Yediyurappa and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president, Nalin Kumar Kateel among others invited all MLAs and MPs from the state to a five-star hotel (Shangri-la) in Bengaluru as part of the campaigning.

The Congress state unit on Tuesday lodged a complaint against the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate, Draupadi Murmu and others, alleging violations of election provisions in the July 18 polls to the highest office in the country. (REUTERS)

The Congress state unit on Tuesday lodged a complaint against the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate, Draupadi Murmu and others, alleging violations of election provisions in the July 18 polls to the highest office in the country. (REUTERS)

Published on Jul 20, 2022 12:27 AM IST

No assurance given to protesting farmers on MSP law, says Tomar

The Union government did not give any assurance to protesting farmers on bringing a law to guarantee minimum support prices, agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in Parliament in a written reply on Tuesday.

Thousands of farmers, under the banner of Samyukta Kisan Morcha staged massive protests last year against a set of agricultural laws. (HT file)

Thousands of farmers, under the banner of Samyukta Kisan Morcha staged massive protests last year against a set of agricultural laws. (HT file)

Published on Jul 20, 2022 12:25 AM IST

Congress ignored Narasimha Rao, glorifies one kin: PM Modi

Interacting with Delhi-based senior Telugu journalist A Krishna Rao on the latter’s book “The Quintessential Rebel” that highlighted the achievements and challenges faced by Narasimha Rao during his tenure as the Prime Minister, Modi said the Congress believed in glorifying only one family.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the Congress had failed to acknowledge the services rendered by its own leader and former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao to the nation. (HT Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the Congress had failed to acknowledge the services rendered by its own leader and former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao to the nation. (HT Photo)

Published on Jul 20, 2022 12:25 AM IST

Why doorstep delivery of essentials, asks Andhra Pradesh high court to government

Acting on a petition filed by senior advocate K Srinivas on behalf of Andhra Pradesh Fair Price Shop Dealers’ Welfare Association, a high court bench headed by Justice Bhattu Devanand asked the state government to file a reply explaining the rationale behind its decision.

The Andhra Pradesh high court on Tuesday questioned the rationale behind the state government’s move to deliver essential commodities to consumers at their doorsteps instead of setting up fair price shops. (HT Archives)

The Andhra Pradesh high court on Tuesday questioned the rationale behind the state government’s move to deliver essential commodities to consumers at their doorsteps instead of setting up fair price shops. (HT Archives)

Published on Jul 20, 2022 12:24 AM IST

Disruptions over price rise continue to affect proceedings in Parliament

Parliament was adjourned on the second day of the monsoon session without much business being conducted on Tuesday as the opposition continued to demand discussions in both Houses on high inflation and a new tax on household essentials.

Opposition MPs holding placards stage a protest in the Well of Lok Sabha on Tuesday. (ANI)

Opposition MPs holding placards stage a protest in the Well of Lok Sabha on Tuesday. (ANI)

Published on Jul 20, 2022 12:23 AM IST

Environmentalists slam govt over its stand on Western Ghats

The union ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEF&CC) on July 6 had issued a notification in which it had proposed to demarcate large parts of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra and other states as ESZ.

Environmentalists and a section of locals in Western Ghats belt of Karnataka have slammed the state government for rejecting the draft rules on creating an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) that will cover over 20,000 km in the state alone. (HT)

Environmentalists and a section of locals in Western Ghats belt of Karnataka have slammed the state government for rejecting the draft rules on creating an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) that will cover over 20,000 km in the state alone. (HT)

Updated on Jul 20, 2022 12:21 AM IST

BySharan Poovanna, Bengaluru

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