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WB: 5 dead, dozens injured as goods train rams into Sealdah-bound Kanchanjunga Express

Officials said that the around 25 injured passengers were rescued and provided first aid before being rushed to hospitals

Visuals from the site of the accident. (Sourced image.)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 11:29 AM IST

Sikkim landslides:1,200 stranded tourists to be airlifted; IMD issues red alert

Nine people, six in North Sikkim and three in South Sikkim, have been killed since Sunday in landslides

People cross water on a temporary wooden bridge after a landslide following incessant rainfall in Sikkim’s Mangan on Thursday. (ANI)
Published on Jun 15, 2024 01:05 PM IST

Post Lok Sabha win, Amarinder Warring, Sukhjinder Randhawa resign as MLAs

Warring has been elected the Ludhiana MP while Randhawa has won from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat. The MLAs had to submit their resignations before June 20, failing which they would have lost their MP seats as per the Constitution of India.

Congress MLA from Gidderbaha, Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, and Dera Baba Nanak legislator Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa tendered their resignations to the Speaker of the Punjab state assembly on Friday. (HT Photos)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 05:18 AM IST
By, Chandigarh/amritsar

Nine dead as landslides, triggered by incessant rains, hit Sikkim

Excessive rainfall triggers landslides in North Sikkim, killing six and leaving two injured. Tourists stranded, relief efforts underway.

A house in North Sikkim upturned due to incessant landslides. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 05:38 AM IST
By, Kolkata/siliguri

BJP likely to appoint new chiefs in five states

The state chiefs will be appointed after the national BJP president is appointed in place of J P Nadda, who was appointed as the Union health minister on Monday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President and Union Health Minister JP Nadda. (File)(PTI)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 09:12 AM IST
By, Ahmedabad/hyderabad/chennai

Two from U.P. among 9 killed in J-K bus terror attack

Two children from Uttar Pradesh, Ruby, 15, and Anurag Verma, 10, were among the victims of a deadly terror attack on a bus in Jammu and Kashmir.

The bus was going from Shiv Khori temple to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine when the terrorists opened fire on the 53-seater bus, causing it to fall into a deep gorge near Teryath village in Poni area. (Agency)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 06:20 AM IST
By, Gonda/balrampur/gorakhpur/varanasi

Will raise issue of law on MSP in Parl, Mamata assures Punjab farmers

Trinamool Congress’ five-member delegation meets protesters at Khanauri border in Punjab. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee speaks to farm leaders over phone.

Trinamool Congress leaders meet farmers at Khanauri border on Monday.
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 05:02 AM IST
By, Patiala/rohtak

High security in place as Delhi readies for Modi’s swearing-in

Modi is set to be sworn in as Prime Minister on Sunday evening at the forecourt area of Rashtrapati Bhavan

Delhi Police personnel patrol Raisina Hill on the eve of the swearing-in ceremony on Saturday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2024 05:48 AM IST

Amid Cabinet talks, names emerge from TDP, JD(U), smaller partners

TDP leaders said party chief N Chandrababu Naidu is maintaining radio silence on his discussions with the BJP on portfolios

A view of the NDA Parliamentary Party meeting at Samvidhan Sadan, in New Delhi, on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 04:28 AM IST
By, New Delhi/patna/hyderabad/mumbai

Lok Sabha: Congress effectively at 100, talks on LoP set to start

The morale booster came a day before the party holds its legislative party meeting on Friday with its newly elected 99 members and Rajya Sabha parliamentarians

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge with the newly-elected MP from Sangli Vishal Patil and others during a meeting. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 04:44 AM IST
By, New Delhi/mumbai

Hit by CISF woman at airport, says Kangana

Airport authorities confirmed the constable was unhappy with the actor-turned-politician’s stand on the farmers’ protest when she said that the agitators were people paid to demonstrate

CISF officials carry out an investigation at the airport in Chandigarh on Thursday. (Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 05:28 AM IST
By, New Delhi/mohali

Few water points: Lucknow’s commuters go thirsty

Long stretches of main roads, through posh residential and commercial areas have only one or two water kiosks

There is a lack of drinking water facilities for labourers and people who conduct their business or spend their days on the road. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Published on Jun 06, 2024 10:48 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Left parties lose badly in erstwhile strongholds Bengal, Kerala, Tripura

Outside its erstwhile strongholds Bengal, Kerala and Tripura, the Left parties won five seats.

The CPI(M) won Alathur parliamentary constituency in Kerala. (File Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 04:15 AM IST

Counting day: Uddhav’s Sena (UBT) ahead in 3 of 6 Mumbai seats

Shiv Sena (UBT) leads in 3 Mumbai seats, BJP in 2, Eknath Shinde-led Sena in 1, as per 11.15am trends. Close fight in Mumbai North West.

Election results displayed on a television screen in outside a counting centre in Mumbai. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 11:36 AM IST
By, Mumbai

‘Tractor-trolley driver was drunk’: Police after 13 die in MP accident

The driver of a tractor-trolley that turned turtle in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday, with around 65 people from Rajasthan onboard, was under the influence of alcohol

‘Tractor-trolley driver was drunk’: Police after 13 die in MP accident
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 07:02 AM IST

Counting for Lok Sabha polls to start at 8am amid tight security cover

Nearly 7,000 officials to count votes for Lok Sabha polls in Delhi on Tuesday. Counting to start at 8am with three-layer security at 7 centres.

Preparations underway at the North West Delhi counting centre. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 05:06 AM IST

58 more die of heat stress as mercury soars across India

The single biggest toll was from Uttar Pradesh, where elections were held in 13 constituencies, including regions like Ballia, where the heat index soared to an alarming 61°C

Deaths among those on election duty was also reported from Bihar, where 10 such fatalities were recorded from a confirmed single day toll of 14. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2024 07:30 AM IST
By, Lucknow/bhubaneshwar

Water coolers, tents, chabeel: EC goes all out to help voters beat the heat

In the south Malwa region, the administration said apart from cool drinks and air coolers, saplings and packed manure will be distributed to the voters reaching the polling booths at different places in the southwest region of Punjab

A paramilitary soldier on duty drinks water on a scorching afternoon as polling officials leave for their respective polling stations from an election material collection centre on the eve of the seventh and last phase of the Lok Sabha elections, in Amritsar on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 01, 2024 08:22 AM IST
By, Bathinda/jalandhar/patiala/amritsar

Tabs on rivals’ plans, video calls, parleys with workers: Candidates make the last day count

After days of gruelling campaigning spanning over two months, most of the candidates in the fray for Lok Sabha polls in Punjab preferred to stay indoors due to searing heatwave

After days of gruelling campaigning spanning over two months, most of the candidates in the fray for Lok Sabha polls in Punjab preferred to stay indoors due to searing heatwave.
Updated on Jun 01, 2024 07:40 AM IST

LS polls: Expenditure-sensitive segments under drone surveillance across Punjab

To ensure free and fair elections, the district administrations across the state are closely monitoring potential troublemakers in expenditure-sensitive constituencies with the help of hi-tech drones

To ensure free and fair elections, the district administrations across the state are closely monitoring potential troublemakers in expenditure-sensitive constituencies with the help of hi-tech drones.
Updated on Jun 01, 2024 07:18 AM IST

Theme-based booths to captive voters in Chandigarh, Mohali

One of such booths, themed “Architectural Heritage of Chandigarh”, is at Punjab Engineering College in Sector 12 that will showcase UT’s architectural designs by Le Corbusier

A polling station in Sector 27 that has been set up on the theme of Rock Garden in Chandigarh. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jun 01, 2024 05:48 AM IST
By, Chandigarh/mohali

Election Interviews: Insights from HT’s conversations with key newsmakers

India is in the midst of the world’s largest democratic exercise, with a billion voters shaping the next five years. Key leaders share their perspectives.

Election Interviews: Insights from HT’s conversations with key newsmakers
Updated on May 31, 2024 06:05 PM IST

Maha to extend Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Centre after lifting of MCC

State govt approves extension of Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Centre in Pune due to increased leopard attacks. Tenders to be floated post MCC lift.

The state government had also submitted to the central government a proposal for controlling the birthrate of leopards. (HT FILE)
Updated on May 30, 2024 07:18 AM IST

Sukhbir counts on work done in Amritsar, seeks votes on devp agenda

Sukhbir was speaking to people during a roadshow in favour of party candidate Anil Joshi. “Our heart beats for ‘Guru ki Nagri’. That is why we paid tribute to the city by creating the Virasti Marg which has led to the development of the inner city as well as given a boost to tourism activities. We also developed the plaza around Sri Darbar Sahib and beautified Durgiana Temple and Ram Tirath Temple,” he said.

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday promised to restart trade with Pakistan and a special industrial policy for the border belt, if the party forms government in the state. The SAD president was speaking to people during a roadshow in favour of party candidate Anil Joshi. (Sameer Sehgal /HT)
Updated on May 30, 2024 06:26 AM IST
By, Amritsar/ Ferozepur:

How people on the street cope with Delhi’s scorching heat

Delhi faces extreme heatwave with temperatures above 50°C, affecting workers like rickshaw pullers, parking attendants, farmers, vendors, and delivery persons.

Ramveer Singh, 35, traffic head constable, performs his duties at the India Gate Circle, C-Hexagon. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 30, 2024 12:43 AM IST

Temperature in North India remains high; drizzle in some parts

At least three places in Uttar Pradesh, including Kanpur and Prayagraj recorded the highest ever May temperature

Children taking bath in water fountain in scorching heat in Noida Sector 34 on Tuesday. (HT Photo/Sunil Ghosh)
Published on May 29, 2024 08:13 PM IST

Two arrested with two illegal pistols

The accused have been identified as Subhash Kumar, 19, a resident of Badal Colony, Zirakpur and Satwinder Singh, 23, a resident of Balaji Enclave, Zirakpur

The accused have been identified as Subhash Kumar, 19, a resident of Badal Colony, Zirakpur and Satwinder Singh, 23, a resident of Balaji Enclave, Zirakpur. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 29, 2024 09:14 AM IST
By, Mohali

INDIA bloc govt will end 50 pc cap on quota: Rahul Gandhi

The INDIA bloc will protect the Constitution with “dil, jaan aur khoon, says Cong leader in joint rally with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav in UP’s Bansgaon

SP president Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Gorakhpur’s Bansgaon on May 28. (HT photo)
Updated on May 29, 2024 01:30 AM IST
By, Gorakhpur/varanasi

At 48.4°C, Bathinda, Sirsa hottest in the region

Blistering heatwave sweeps Punjab and Haryana, with temperatures reaching 48.4°C. IMD predicts severe conditions until May 30. Schools in Haryana to close early.

People buy umbrellas from a roadside vendor in Amritsar on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on May 28, 2024 07:12 AM IST
By, Patiala/karnal

Amit Shah ‘threatened to topple’ AAP govt in Punjab: Arvind Kejriwal

At a rally on Sunday, Shah asked people to ensure victory of BJP’s Lok Sabha candidates in Punjab and said that “Bhagwant Mann government will not last long”.

Delhi chief minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann during a press conference in Bathinda on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on May 28, 2024 01:22 AM IST
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