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Sabir Hussain works as a senior content manager, who is also a rewrite hand for the newspaper and the web. He has worked across newspapers, wire services and television for over 25 years.

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Not Covid-19, but fear of the disease kills two in Karnataka

After consuming the herbal concoction Francis Rego died and his father who was rushed to Sirsi government hospital is battling for his life.

Civil defence officials wear protective suits to help a man who was lying on the roadside near Hebbal flyover during a nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic, in Bengaluru, Sunday, April 26, 2020/ representative.(PTI)
Updated on May 24, 2020 10:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVenkatesha Babu | Edited by Sabir Hussain

As flight ops resume, Kolkata to stay off aviation map till Wednesday

Several columns of the army have been deployed for the restoration work in and around Kolkata after the government sought its help.

Medical workers in PPE suits seen at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Monday, May 18, 2020.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 24, 2020 08:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Virtual courts not a substitute to physical courts: Justice DY Chandrachud

The Supreme Court, which is under complete shutdown due to the Coronavirus threat, has been hearing only extremely urgent cases since March 23 via video conferencing without the personal presence of lawyers.

“Our court procedures are tardy and unintelligible to common people”, justice Chandrachud conceded.(livemint)
Updated on May 24, 2020 08:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali krishnan | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Worker who returned from Mumbai dies of suspected Covid-19 in Jharkhand

The body was reportedly cremated as per the health department’s protocol for Covid-19 casualties.

Family members of migrant labourer on foot proceeding from Delhi to their native place , during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Dhanbad, Tuesday on May 19, 2020.(Chandan Paul/ HT)
Updated on May 24, 2020 07:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByBedanti Saran | Edited by Sabir Hussain

HC seeks BMC’s response on using developer’s property as quarantine centre

The BMC had taken possession of the completed building in the first week of May to use it as a Covid-19 quarantine facility but did not inform the developer of the duration of its use or amount of compensation it would pay.

A file photo of Bombay high court.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2020 06:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByK A Y Dodhiya | Edited by Sabir Hussain

NDRF salvages 150 wine bottles stolen from Gujarat police station, dumped in canal

The NDRF team of divers which was deployed by the Gujarat police on Saturday has so far managed to recover 150 of the 1,200 bottles stolen.

In Gujarat, where only tourists can buy liquor after filling a form, smuggling and sale of liquor can land a person in jail for 10 years with a fine of Rs five lakh/ representative.(HT File)
Updated on May 24, 2020 06:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Surat | ByJaykishan Sharma | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Amphan leaves Bengal’s crisis-ridden jute mills battered and bruised

The fresh crisis comes at a time when mills in Bengal were under pressure from other states to produce bags on an emergency basis for transportation of Boro rice and relief materials being supplied to people during lockdown.

File: Workers busy in day shift at India Jute Mill, Serampore, Hooghly, West Bengal.(Indranil Bhoumik/mint)
Updated on May 24, 2020 06:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByTanmay Chatterjee | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Uddhav Thackeray slams BJP, says won’t indulge in politics over Covid-19

Thackeray, in his address to the State, said that his government will not indulge in politics “as it does not suit the culture of Maharashtra”.

The CM also appealed to people to celebrate Eid inside their homes and not come on the streets.(ANI file)
Updated on May 24, 2020 05:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySwapnil Rawal | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Jammu, Srinagar airports get 4 more officers to handle incoming passengers

Commissioner of Jammu Municipal Corporation, Avny Lavasa and Vice Chairman Jammu Development Authority, Babila Rakwal will be the two officers assisting the Deputy Commissioner.

The Jammu, Srinagar and Leh airports have made elaborate arrangements for the resumption of domestic flights.(AFP file)
Updated on May 24, 2020 05:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jammu | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Follow guidelines, Hardeep Puri tells flyers as flight ops set to resume

The home ministry has issued a 12-point guideline for domestic travel by air train and buses. Under the guidelines, dos and don’ts shall be provided along with tickets to the travelers by the agencies concerned.

Puri in a tweet on Sunday urged passengers to strictly adhere to the guidelines issued by the ministry of health and welfare.(Sonu Mehta/HT File)
Updated on May 24, 2020 03:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Mamata Banerjee’s decision to seek army help good move: Bengal Governor

The Defence Ministry on Saturday sanctioned five columns of the army to restore infrastructure in state capital Kolkata following a request by the state government.

The army was also deployed in North and South 24 Parganas districts which have been badly hit by the cyclone, a Defence official said according to PTI.(ANI/Twitter)
Published on May 23, 2020 10:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain

74% of India’s Covid-19 cases reported in May

Between Monday morning and Saturday morning the number of cases has gone up by 30 per cent. This is also in line with the rate of growth when compared to the previous five days.

By Saturday evening, Maharashtra which is the worst hit state, recorded 2,608 new Covid-19 cases to take the state’s tally to 47,190.(PTI)
Published on May 23, 2020 10:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Bengaluru weekly curfew: What’s allowed, what’s not

Other than essential services, Bengaluru residents will have to follow a strict curfew on Sunday. The curfew began at 7 pm on Saturday and will end at 7 am on Monday.

Other than essential services, Bengaluru residents will have to follow a strict curfew on Sunday. (Photo Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on May 23, 2020 07:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain

India’s Covid-19 tally goes up by 30,000 this week

Covid-19 cases in China have dwindled dramatically from the peak in mid-February as the country appears to have brought the virus largely under control.

A family reach to catch a train at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai on Saturday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2020 07:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain

No rail travel within Maharashtra, tickets to be cancelled, says railways

Tickets of passengers whose originating and terminating stations are in Maharashtra will be cancelled, the Indian Railways has said.

Migrants arrive at board a Shramik Special train to Uttar Pradesh from the railway station in Patiala, Punjab.(Bharat Bhushan/HT File Photo)
Published on May 21, 2020 10:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAroosa Ahmed | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Assam begins ‘ruthless quarantine’ as Covid-19 cases double to 204 in 4 days

Assam recorded its first Covid-19 case on March 31 and it took another 37 days for the figure to reach 50 on May 7. It doubled to reach the 100 figure mark in 10 days on May 17.

Medics collect swab samples of staff and students of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital for COVID-19 test after a PG student was tested positive for coronavirus, in Guwahati, Friday, May 8, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on May 21, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Kerala’s concerns rise after 24 people who returned turn Covid-19 positive

Out of a total of 690 cases so far, 177 are active while 510 people have been discharged from hospitals while four have died, CM Vijayan said, adding that the rising number was a real concern.

Indian citizens evacuated from Maldives with a special ship INS Jalashwa are being shifted to a quarantine centre by bus, as part of a massive repatriation effort due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic at the Cochin port in Kochi in the south Indian state of Kerala on May 10, 2020.(AFP)
Updated on May 21, 2020 07:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Withdraw FIR against Sonia Gandhi, D K Shivakumar tells B S Yediyurappa

The FIR was filed on Wednesday following a complaint by a lawyer named K V Praveen Kumar against Sonia Gandhi after a tweet on the Congress party official Twitter handle dubbed the PM CARES fund as PM CARES fraud.

The state government has not yet reacted to Shivakumar’s letter.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Uttarakhand deploys special patrols to save jumbos from collision with trains

According to the forest department and Rajaji Tiger Reserve officials, as well as railway train loco pilots, herds of elephants have been spotted on the Haridwar-Dehradun railway track that passes through dense forest terrain.

A herd of elephants crossing railway line track near Motichur-Raiwala stretch in Haridwar. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 21, 2020 06:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Haridwar | BySandeep Rawat | Edited by Sabir Hussain

72 died in Bengal due to Amphan, says CM Mamata, asks PM Modi to visit state

Bengal is yet to decide on the losses it has suffered in the cyclone that made landfall Wednesday afternoon before heading away towards Bangladesh.

People make way through gusty winds as super cyclone Amphan makes landfall, near Dhamara Port in Bhadrak district, Wednesday, May 20, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on May 21, 2020 06:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain

NDRF moves more teams to cyclone-hit Bengal for restoration work

West Bengal informed that there were major damages to agriculture, power and telecommunication facilities in Cyclone affected areas. Odisha informed that damages have been mainly limited to agriculture.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel evacuate villagers residing in low lying seaside areas, ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, Tuesday, May 19, 2020.(PTI)
Published on May 21, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Country stands in solidarity with cyclone-hit Bengal: PM Modi

The cyclone which barrelled through the Odisha coast on Wednesday before hitting West Bengal has killed at least 12 people in Bengal and three in Odisha.

The PM expressed solidarity with the people of Bengal in a tweet.(Bloomberg)
Updated on May 21, 2020 03:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Food stalls at railway stations can now reopen

The Board said the zonal railways have been seeking necessary directions/guidelines for opening of catering units at railway stations which were closed in view of the lockdown on account of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Stranded people sit inside a railway compartment before the train towards Jammu and Kashmir leaves from Pune railway station, India, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Published on May 20, 2020 11:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Rajasthan farmer allegedly dies of heatstroke waiting for token to sell wheat

The BJP’s Pratap Singh Singhvi who is the local MLA has alleged administrative mismanagement in the arrangements for government purchase of wheat led to farmer’s death.

A queue outside a liquor store during lockdown, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India on Tuesday May 05, 2020/ representative. ( Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 20, 2020 11:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kota | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Bengal’s Covid-19 confirmation rate decreases even as testing triples

Over the past fortnight, while Bengal’s average daily testing increased by over 227%, the average number of persons testing positive on day increased by only 33%.

A medical professional wearing PPE suit takes a swab sample from a man for COVID-19 test during lockdown, in Hatibagan, Kolkata, West Bengal, India on Monday, May 11, 2020.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 20, 2020 10:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | BySnigdhendu Bhattacharya | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Noida follows Delhi, adopts odd-even system for opening shops

According to the advisory issued by district magistrate Suhas LY, all shopkeepers will have to follow safety norms, to stop any further spread of the Covid-19.

People seen at a chemist shop, in Noida, India, on Wednesday, March 04, 2020. Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times
Updated on May 20, 2020 08:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Noida | BySanjeev K Jha | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Wrong to blame expatriates for rising Covid-19 numbers, says Kerala CM

Vijayan’s comment came in the wake of a campaign in social media alleging the government was very harsh towards NRIs after positive cases of Covid-19 went up.

The CM said some people who are in home quarantine are interacting with other family members and it poses a serious threat.(PTI)
Updated on May 20, 2020 08:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Devotees donate Rs 2 cr to India’s richest temple in April under e-Hundi

TTD trust board chairman Y V Subba Reddy told reporters on Wednesday that despite the closure for darshans for such a long period, for the first time in its history, the temple had collected Rs 1.97 crore in April 2020 through “electronic hundi’ (e-hundi).

Reddy refuted the reports that the TTD was facing such a severe cash crunch that it had no money to maintain the temple administration and also pay staff salaries/ representative.(TTD website)
Updated on May 20, 2020 07:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sabir Hussain

NIA takes custody of Hizbul man wanted for multiple murders

Sources said Rustam Ali was a close associate of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo who was killed in an encounter with security forces earlier this month.

Army soldiers leave the site of the encounter with Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo and his close aide in Beigpora, Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, India on Wednesday May 05, 2020.(HT Photo/ representative)
Published on May 20, 2020 07:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jammu | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Rajasthan battles locust invasion in 16 of 33 districts

The Locust Warning Organization (LWO) of the Union ministry of agriculture and farmer welfare warned of another attack in May-June this year.

Locusts in Pratapgarh after control operation on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2020 05:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByRakesh Goswami | Edited by Sabir Hussain
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