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Updated on May 15, 2022 07:57 PM IST

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  • 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.

Rail, road connectivity to Assam’s Barak Valley snaps due to rain, landslides

District officials informed that all national and state highways in the district have been affected due to rain and landslides and there’s no electricity and internet connectivity in many areas. Bodies of three people killed in landslides on Saturday were recovered on Sunday.

Stranded train passengers being helped so that they can cross a damaged railway bridge on foot at Ditokcherra in Assam. (Northeast Frontier Railway.)

Stranded train passengers being helped so that they can cross a damaged railway bridge on foot at Ditokcherra in Assam. (Northeast Frontier Railway.)

Published on May 15, 2022 08:06 PM IST

Centre extends wheat procurement, relaxes quality norms

The decision to extend procurement follows requests by state governments to keep the procurement process running. Moreover, many farmers had not sold their produce yet in anticipation of higher prices, amid a global shortage.

The Centre has allowed FCI to procure wheat in Punjab and Haryana for federal stocks by relaxing grain-quality norms, known as fair and average quality. (HT PHOTO.)

The Centre has allowed FCI to procure wheat in Punjab and Haryana for federal stocks by relaxing grain-quality norms, known as fair and average quality. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on May 15, 2022 07:30 PM IST

Magisterial probe into Mundka fire to be completed within 6 weeks

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who visited the site on Saturday, announced that a magisterial inquiry will be ordered and compensation of 10 lakh will be given to the families of the victims while the injured will be given 50,000.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel clear the charred debris from a burnt floor a day after a fire broke out in a commercial building at Mundka, New Delhi. (HT PHOTO.)

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel clear the charred debris from a burnt floor a day after a fire broke out in a commercial building at Mundka, New Delhi. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on May 15, 2022 06:40 PM IST

Who was Devasahayam Pillai — 1st Indian layman to be declared saint by Pope?

  • Devasahayam was born on April 23, 1712, as Neelakanta Pillai into a Hindu upper-caste family, at Nattalam in Kanyakumari district, which was part of the erstwhile Travancore kingdom.

A miracle attributed to Devasahayam Pillai was recognised by Pope Francis in 2014, clearing the path to his canonisation in 2022.(Twitter via @frleoncruz)

A miracle attributed to Devasahayam Pillai was recognised by Pope Francis in 2014, clearing the path to his canonisation in 2022.(Twitter via @frleoncruz)

Published on May 15, 2022 06:25 PM IST

Rajasthan minister’s son accused in rape case summoned by Delhi Police

A 23-year-old woman lodged an FIR in Delhi against Rajasthan minister Dr Mahesh Joshi’s son Rohit Joshi accusing him of raping her multiple times.

A Delhi police team visited the under-construction residence of the Rajasthan minister’s son in Jaipur and pasted a notice on the wall.

A Delhi police team visited the under-construction residence of the Rajasthan minister’s son in Jaipur and pasted a notice on the wall.

Updated on May 15, 2022 06:23 PM IST

Bengali television actress found dead in Kolkata flat, kin suspect murder

She was a popular face in Bengali television serials. She used to live in a rented apartment with her friend. They had rented the flat a few days ago. On Saturday, she and her friend had posted a video on social media.

Bengali television serial actress, Pallabi Dey, was found dead in her flat in south Kolkata on Sunday morning. (HT FILE PHOTO.)

Bengali television serial actress, Pallabi Dey, was found dead in her flat in south Kolkata on Sunday morning. (HT FILE PHOTO.)

Updated on May 15, 2022 06:14 PM IST

Domestic violence in Northeast on downswing, says NFHS-5; experts doubt figures

Women activists and experts from the region say that though the figures show a decline, they might not reflect the reality of the problem on the ground. The only exception was Assam where the figure increased from 24.5% in NFHS-4 to 32% in NFHS-5.

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data for 2020 indicates that the rate of crime against women in Assam was the highest in the country for the 4th consecutive year. (Image used for representation). (HT FILE PHOTO.)

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data for 2020 indicates that the rate of crime against women in Assam was the highest in the country for the 4th consecutive year. (Image used for representation). (HT FILE PHOTO.)

Published on May 15, 2022 05:43 PM IST

IMD’s heatwave forecast for Delhi-NCR; red, orange alerts for these states

The maximum temperature in the national capital on Sunday is expected to hover around 45 degrees Celsius.

A heatwave is declared when the maximum temperature is over 40 degrees Celsius and 4.5 degrees above normal.(HT_PRINT)

A heatwave is declared when the maximum temperature is over 40 degrees Celsius and 4.5 degrees above normal.(HT_PRINT)

Updated on May 15, 2022 06:19 PM IST

Written by Kanishka Singharia | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

‘We will overcome’: Sonia Gandhi at Congress Chintan Shivir | Top quotes

Addressing Congress leaders and workers at the end the Congress Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, Sonia Gandhi said, “We will have to find a way to accommodate seniors like me to easily participate without running out of breath.”

Sonia Gandhi addressing Congress workers at the Chintan Shivir in Udaipur.(HT file)

Sonia Gandhi addressing Congress workers at the Chintan Shivir in Udaipur.(HT file)

Updated on May 15, 2022 04:55 PM IST

114 water bodies to be desilted in Pune district to help recharge groundwater

The programme is also focused on improving water availability in 118 villages covered under the Atal Bhujal Yojana

As part of the 103 tanker free village schemes, 114 water structures have been identified after extensive technical surveys, wherein these water bodies will be desilted and can recharge groundwater in water-stressed villages. (HT FILE PHOTO)

As part of the 103 tanker free village schemes, 114 water structures have been identified after extensive technical surveys, wherein these water bodies will be desilted and can recharge groundwater in water-stressed villages. (HT FILE PHOTO)

Published on May 15, 2022 04:49 PM IST

Evening brief: Kerala on high alert as pre-monsoon rains pound many areas

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

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded red alert in two districts and orange in six other districts of Kerala.(AP)

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded red alert in two districts and orange in six other districts of Kerala.(AP)

Published on May 15, 2022 04:47 PM IST

At Chintan Shivir, Sonia Gandhi says Cong will launch a pan-India yatra on Oct 2

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi during the concluding session of the Chintan Shivir announced the formation of a task force to drive the internal reforms in the party. She also announced that an advisory group drawn from the CWC will meet regularly to discuss political issues.

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi addresses the party ‘Chintan Shivir’ in Udaipur. (Twitter/ANI)

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi addresses the party ‘Chintan Shivir’ in Udaipur. (Twitter/ANI)

Published on May 15, 2022 04:41 PM IST

Congress needs to rebuild connection with people: Rahul Gandhi at key party meet

At the end of the three-day long Chintan Shivir, Rahul Gandhi emphasized on transforming the way the Congress functions and said that regional parties can’t take on the BJP due to lack of ideological clarity and that only the Congress is capable of meeting the challenges thrown by the BJP-RSS.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the party’s Chintan Shivir in Udaipur on Sunday. (PTI PHOTO.)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the party’s Chintan Shivir in Udaipur on Sunday. (PTI PHOTO.)

Published on May 15, 2022 04:39 PM IST

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