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Updated on May 14, 2022 11:36 PM IST

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  • May 14, 2022 11:07 PM IST

    Fire breaks out at a plastic manufacturing factory in Delhi’s Narela

    Fire breaks out at a plastic granule manufacturing factory in Delhi’s Narela. As many as 27 fire tenders are currently at spot, Delhi Fire Services (DFS) officials said. As of now, no one is trapped. Efforts are on to douse off the flames. Read more.

  • May 14, 2022 09:02 PM IST

    Delhi logs 673 fresh Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

    Delhi continues its dipping trend in daily Covid-19 tally after 673 people tested positive for the virus. The case positivity rate of the national capital further dropped to 2.77 per cent, according to health bulletin data.

  • May 14, 2022 06:35 PM IST

    G7 criticises India’s decision to stop wheat exports

    G7 on Saturday criticised India’s decision to impose wheat export ban, reports news agency AFP quoting German agriculture minister. Read more.

  • May 14, 2022 06:15 PM IST

    Manik Saha to become the new Tripura CM

    Rajya Sabha MP Manik Saha will become the new chief minister of Tripura. He will replace Biplab Kumar Deb. Read more.

  • May 14, 2022 06:12 PM IST

    Delhi’s Safdarjung records hottest day of the year so far with 44.2 degrees Celsius temperature

    Delhi’s Safdarjung observatory, national capital’s base weather station, records a maximum temperature of 44.2 degrees Celsius on Saturday (May 14). This is the hottest day of the year so far. Previously, hottest days of 2022 were on April 28, 29 and 30 when the mercury reached 43.5 degrees Celsius.

  • May 14, 2022 05:24 PM IST

    Fire breaks out in J&K forest, fire tenders unable to reach spot for area being hilly and lacking road connectivity

    A fire broke out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kashanari forest today in Udhampur district, news agency ANI reported. The fire spread up to many canals of area, and the cause of it is yet to be ascertained. “Fire tenders unable to reach spot because area is hilly and there is no road connectivity. Efforts on to douse it,” DFO Ramnagar Kuldeep Kumar was quoted as saying.

  • May 14, 2022 04:16 PM IST

    Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb resigns

    Tripura chief minister and BJP leader Biplab Deb has resigned from his post. The legislative party meeting will pick new leader at 5pm today. Read more.

  • May 14, 2022 03:55 PM IST

    Delhi LG says ‘immediate steps’ should be taken to avoid another incident like Mundka fire

    On the deadly fire in west Delhi’s Mundka in which at least 27 people have lost their lives, and 12 sustained injuries, LG Anil Baijal said that “immediate steps” should be taken to ensure that such an incident does not happen again. Read more.

  • May 14, 2022 03:26 PM IST

    Seven deceased persons positively identified in Delhi’s Mundka fire

    Seven persons of the 27 deceased have been positively identified in Delhi’s Mundka fire tragedy.

  • May 14, 2022 02:40 PM IST

    Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed elected UAE president

    Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed has been elected the new president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), news agency AFP reported on Saturday citing state media.

  • May 14, 2022 01:51 PM IST

    India to provide 65,000 metric tonnes of urea to Sri Lanka

    India has assured Sri Lanka to immediately supply 65,000 metric tonnes of urea.

  • May 14, 2022 01:12 PM IST

    China withdraws as 2023 football Asian Cup host due to pandemic

    China withdraws as 2023 football Asian Cup host due to pandemic, AFP reports.

  • May 14, 2022 12:55 PM IST

    VIP jail rooms to be converted into jail management blocks: Bhagwant Mann

    All VIP rooms in jails will be converted into jail management blocks to ensure smooth functioning of jail staff, says Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann.

  • May 14, 2022 12:22 PM IST

    Sunil Jhakar announces quitting Congress party

    Former PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar goes live on Facebook, announces that he is parting ways with the Congress.

  • May 14, 2022 11:35 AM IST

    Delhi CM orders probe in Mundka fire tragedy

    Delhi CM orders probe in Mundka fire tragedy, says, ‘Those found responsible won’t be spared’.

  • May 14, 2022 11:34 AM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal reaches Mundka fire site

    Dehi Mundka fire: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at site of incident after building blaze kills 27.

  • May 14, 2022 10:54 AM IST

    Gyanvapi Masjid survey in UP begins after court order amid tight security

    Two days after a court in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi ordered for the survey at Gyanvapi mosque to continue amid objections over videography inside the complex, tight security was seen as officials began the court-mandated task. Read more

  • May 14, 2022 10:04 AM IST

    Extend GST compensation period must be extended by another 3 yrs: P Chidambaram

    GST compensation period must be extended by another 3 yrs, says ex-Finance minister P Chidambaram.

  • May 14, 2022 09:51 AM IST

    3 police personnel killed in Guna, MP

    Three policemen killed in firing by miscreants in Guna distict of Madhya Pradesh early on Saturday.

  • May 14, 2022 09:00 AM IST

    India prohibits wheat exports with immediate effect to control rising prices

    India prohibits wheat exports with immediate effect to control rising domestic prices, reports PTI, citing offiical notification

  • May 14, 2022 08:35 AM IST

    India’s daily Covid tally sees minor surge with 2,858 infections

    India’s daily Covid tally sees minor surge with 2,858 infections; active cases at 18,096; 11 deaths in 24 hours.

  • May 14, 2022 08:23 AM IST

    Delhi Mundka fire: 2 arrested 

    Delhi Mundka fire update: 2 arrested; they’re owners of firm where blaze broke out, say cops.

  • May 14, 2022 07:55 AM IST

    Ram Nath Kovind, wife depart for Jamaica & Saint Vincent, Grenadines

    President Ram Nath Kovind along with his wife Savita Kovind depart for Jamaica & Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The president is on a visit to these two countries from 15-21 May.

  • May 14, 2022 07:01 AM IST

    Parag Agrawal tweets after Elon Musk bombshell

    Hours after Elon Musk put the $44 billion Twitter takeover deal on hold on Friday, Parag Agrawal – the CEO of the social media giant – put out a rare series of posts. Read more

  • May 14, 2022 06:14 AM IST

    UN Security Council condemns killing of Al Jazeera journalist

    UN Security Council condemns killing of Al Jazeera journalist, reports AFP.

  • May 14, 2022 05:46 AM IST

    New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for Covid-19

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tested positive for COVID-19 with moderate symptoms.

  • May 14, 2022 05:35 AM IST

    North Korea confirms 21 new deaths due to ‘fever’

    North Korea says 21 people died and 174,440 people were newly found with ‘fever symptoms’ on Friday alone.

Homecoming? BJP MP Arjun Singh meets TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee to discuss jute 

  • Arjun Singh: Earlier in the day, the Barrackpore MP said that while issues related to jute come under the Central government, some of them are looked after by the state, and that he would be discuss the same during the meeting.

BJP MP Arjun Singh visits TMC general secretary Abhishek Banerjee in Kolkata on Sunday. (ANI Twitter)

BJP MP Arjun Singh visits TMC general secretary Abhishek Banerjee in Kolkata on Sunday. (ANI Twitter)

Updated on May 22, 2022 05:23 PM IST

No decision to excavate near Qutub Minar yet: Culture minister G Kishan Reddy

A Delhi court had earlier ordered the ASI not to “remove two idols of Lord Ganesha from the Qutub Minar complex till further orders”, passed by Additional District Judge Nikhil Chopra. The two idols are called ‘Ulta Ganesh’ and ‘Ganesha in cage’, and are located in the compound of the 12th-century monument.

Members of right-wing organisations recite Hanuman Chalisa outside the Qutub Minar demanding that the monument be renamed as ‘Vishnu Stambh’ in New Delhi earlier this month. (HT PHOTO.)

Members of right-wing organisations recite Hanuman Chalisa outside the Qutub Minar demanding that the monument be renamed as ‘Vishnu Stambh’ in New Delhi earlier this month. (HT PHOTO.)

Updated on May 22, 2022 05:07 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi’s ‘surprise phone call’, UK Cong workers speak to Sonia Gandhi

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi urged the overseas party members to work hard in helping opposition win the upcoming elections. Rahul Gandhi told the delegates that the grand old party is ready to fight the ideological battle.

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi(HT Photo)

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi(HT Photo)

Published on May 22, 2022 04:35 PM IST

Kerala FM says no plan to cut sales tax on fuel after excise duty reduction

Kerala opposition leader V D Satheesan and former CM Oommen Chandy asked the minister to reduce sales tax immediately to give some relief to people but the latter rejected the idea.

Currently, Kerala levies 30.08 per cent on petrol and 22.76 per cent sales tax on diesel. Petrol prices dropped by <span class=

Currently, Kerala levies 30.08 per cent on petrol and 22.76 per cent sales tax on diesel. Petrol prices dropped by 9 and diesel 7 in the state capital after the price cut. (HT PHOTO.)

Published on May 22, 2022 04:27 PM IST

Assam police arrest 5, demolish illegal houses after mob sets station on fire

An SIT has been formed to probe the mob attack on the Batadrava police station in Nagaon district. A separate probe has been started into the death of a fish trader, which led to the mob fury.

Police said that some houses in the area were demolished on Sunday since people are staying illegally in that area and indulging in illegal tasks. (ANI)

Police said that some houses in the area were demolished on Sunday since people are staying illegally in that area and indulging in illegal tasks. (ANI)

Updated on May 22, 2022 04:20 PM IST

Centre forms expert panel headed by IIT prof to probe Ramban tunnel collapse

The central government has asked the newly-formed expert pannel to submit a detailed report on the incident, the reasons for such frequent accidents and remedial measures within 10 days.

An under-construction tunnel collapsed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district on Thursday night, killing 10 labourers. (PTI)

An under-construction tunnel collapsed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district on Thursday night, killing 10 labourers. (PTI)

Updated on May 22, 2022 03:24 PM IST

Quad a positive agenda, no nation targeted as part of dialogue: Envoy to Japan

  • Quad 2022: Sanjay Kumar Verma, Indian ambassador to Japan, further said the Quad leaders want to see that international laws are followed and that no country takes the route of coercive economic policy.

Besides participating in the Quad Leaders Summit, PM Modi will have bilateral meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and US President Joe Biden in Tokyo.&nbsp;(HT file photo)

Besides participating in the Quad Leaders Summit, PM Modi will have bilateral meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and US President Joe Biden in Tokyo. (HT file photo)

Updated on May 22, 2022 03:20 PM IST

Quad Summit will review progress of initiatives, says PM ahead of Japan visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold bilateral meetings with US President Joe Biden, Japanese PM Fumio Kishida and Australian PM-elect Anthony Albanese on the margins of the Quad Summit in Tokyo.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the leaders at the Quad Summit in Tokyo will exchange views about developments in the Indo-Pacific region and global issues of mutual interest. (ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the leaders at the Quad Summit in Tokyo will exchange views about developments in the Indo-Pacific region and global issues of mutual interest. (ANI)

Updated on May 22, 2022 02:59 PM IST

Amit Shah to Rahul Gandhi: ‘Take off Italian glasses to see vikas in India’

Rahul Gandhi, while Amit Shah was addressing the Arunachal event, tweeted about the cut in excise duty to slash the fuel prices. 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah during the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Ramakrishna Mission, at Narottam Nagar, in Tirap district, Saturday,&nbsp;(PTI)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah during the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Ramakrishna Mission, at Narottam Nagar, in Tirap district, Saturday, (PTI)

Published on May 22, 2022 02:16 PM IST

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