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Updated on May 14, 2022 07:31 PM IST

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  • 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.

TMC begins campaign to pitch Mamata Banerjee as PM ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha polls

For a long time, Banerjee has advocated for a third front led by regional satraps to take on the BJP in the 2024 general elections. The TMC, which is on a mission to expand its footprint beyond West Bengal, has already made its intentions clear that it will take on the BJP on the national stage in 2024.

The Trinamool Congress has launched a campaign to project party chief Mamata Banerjee as the next Prime Minister of India before Lok Sabha polls 2024. (PTI PHOTO.)

The Trinamool Congress has launched a campaign to project party chief Mamata Banerjee as the next Prime Minister of India before Lok Sabha polls 2024. (PTI PHOTO.)

Published on May 14, 2022 07:31 PM IST

Congress may push for private sector reservation, quota in Women’s Bill

The political push for reservation in the private sector has already led to major debates and during the ten years of the Congress-led UPA government, no such effort to implement quota in private sector jobs was mooted.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks during a meeting on the second day of the party’s Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir, as Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi looks on, in Udaipur on Saturday. (ANI PHOTO.)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks during a meeting on the second day of the party’s Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir, as Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi looks on, in Udaipur on Saturday. (ANI PHOTO.)

Updated on May 14, 2022 07:18 PM IST

TMC mocks Biplab Deb after he quits as Tripura CM, says ‘change is inevitable’

The TMC marked its presence in the civic polls held in the state last year. According to the Election Commission, it was the runner-up in the Agartala municipality. However, it ended up at the third spot in terms of overall vote share in the state.

Former Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb.(PTI)

Former Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb.(PTI)

Updated on May 14, 2022 07:25 PM IST

Congress demands extension of GST compensation, reset of economic policies

Thirty one years after he accompanied Dr. Manmohan Singh, then finance minister, in ushering liberalisation through economic reforms, P Chidambaram pitched for another “reset” in economic policies.

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, party leader Rahul Gandhi and others during a meeting on Day 2 of the party's ‘Nav Sankalp Shivir’, in Udaipur on Saturday. (PTI PHOTO.)

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, party leader Rahul Gandhi and others during a meeting on Day 2 of the party’s ‘Nav Sankalp Shivir’, in Udaipur on Saturday. (PTI PHOTO.)

Published on May 14, 2022 05:50 PM IST

Delhi’s Mundka fire: Single entry-exit, DNA testing for remains | What we know

  • In videos that circulated on social media, people could be heard crying for help. Officers present at the site said that because of the smoke, many working in the building jumped from the windows in a desperate bid to escape the flames.

The Mundka fire is one of the worst fire incidents that Delhi has seen since the 2019 Anaj Mandi tragedy that claimed 43 lives.(Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)

The Mundka fire is one of the worst fire incidents that Delhi has seen since the 2019 Anaj Mandi tragedy that claimed 43 lives.(Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)

Published on May 14, 2022 05:49 PM IST

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

Halt construction work around Jagannath temple: INTACH writes to Odisha CM

The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage hassought Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s intervention to halt the construction work around the 12th century Jagannath temple in Puri till the case is disposed of in Orissa high court. Patnaik is among the founder members of INTACH.

INTACH told Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik that ASI has not given permission to construction work within the prohibited area of 100 metres around Jagannath temple. (File Photo)

INTACH told Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik that ASI has not given permission to construction work within the prohibited area of 100 metres around Jagannath temple. (File Photo)

Published on May 14, 2022 05:00 PM IST

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb quits a year ahead of assembly polls

Deb assumed the chief minister’s post in 2018 after the BJP formed the government in alliance with the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) in the state for the first time, ending the nearly 25-year-long rule of the Left Front.

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday resigned from his post with barely eight months left for the 2023 assembly polls. (HT PHOTO.)

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday resigned from his post with barely eight months left for the 2023 assembly polls. (HT PHOTO.)

Updated on May 14, 2022 05:07 PM IST

‘Not feeling safe’, say Kashmiri Pandits protesting Rahul Bhat’s killing

The Kashmiri Pandit protesters braved the heat as they held banners which read ‘We want justice’ over the killing of Rahul Bhat, who was gunned down by terrorists inside the Chadoora tehsil office in Budgam on May 10.

Members of the Kashmiri Pandit community stage protest in Srinagar over the killing of government employee Rahul Bhat, who was shot dead by terrorists in Budgam on May 10.(PTI)

Members of the Kashmiri Pandit community stage protest in Srinagar over the killing of government employee Rahul Bhat, who was shot dead by terrorists in Budgam on May 10.(PTI)

Published on May 14, 2022 04:11 PM IST

Bank A/Cs, fake IDs: CBI probes 11 crore IPL betting racket with Pak links

The central probe agency said a part of the money received from the public in India for betting was also being shared by their associates based in foreign countries using hawala transactions.

The accused, the CBI said, were in touch with one Pak national named Waqas Malik, whose number has already been obtained during initial investigation.(HT_PRINT)

The accused, the CBI said, were in touch with one Pak national named Waqas Malik, whose number has already been obtained during initial investigation.(HT_PRINT)

Updated on May 14, 2022 05:57 PM IST

‘Need immediate steps to…’: Delhi LG on Mundka fire tragedy

  • Delhi Fire Services chief Atul Garg said the building where the fire broke out did not have an NOC, and that the owner, who has been identified as Manish Lakra, is on the run.

Anil Baijal, lieutenant governor of Delhi, took to Twitter on Saturday, May 14, 2022, to say that he is “deeply pained” by the tragic fire incident in Mundka wherein “many precious lives were lost”.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Anil Baijal, lieutenant governor of Delhi, took to Twitter on Saturday, May 14, 2022, to say that he is “deeply pained” by the tragic fire incident in Mundka wherein “many precious lives were lost”.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Updated on May 14, 2022 03:49 PM IST

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

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