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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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Leopard found dead in Uttarakhand’s Almora, third to die in a fortnight

The carcass was spotted by local people who informed the forest department about it. Forest officials rushed to the spot and sent the carcass for post-mortem.

Carcass of the leopard found in Almora by locals who informed forest officials about it. (HT photo)
Published on May 20, 2020 04:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Haldwani | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

India extends anti-dumping duty on Chinese sodium citrate used by pharma industry

After a thorough investigation, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) on April 30 recommended to extend the anti-dumping duty on imports of sodium citrate from China for another five years.

A safeguard duty is also imposed to check an unexpected import surge that poses a threat the domestic industry/ representative.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
Updated on May 20, 2020 05:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajeev Jayaswal | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Cyclone Amphan barrels along Odisha’s coast, claims infant as first victim

The baby boy of farmer Balaram Das in Kannada village of Bhadrak’s Tihidi block was sleeping when the mud wall of the house collapsed on him following overnight rain, officials said.

Announcements being made at Digha in East Midnapore to alert people ahead of Cyclone Amphan.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2020 03:01 PM IST
Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Police have right to beat accused, says Punjab cop, gets court notice

ASI Surjit Singh made the statement after he was asked by the court specifically as to whether the police had beaten the main accused (Amol Mehmi) at the time of arrest at the spot or not.

A police personnel keeps watch near shuttered shops during lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, at Hall Bazar in Amritsar, Punjab, India on Friday, May 08, 2020/ representative(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 19, 2020 09:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | ByGagandeep Jassowal | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Covid-19: Over 50% of Delhi’s fatalities are over 60 years of age

The death toll in the national capital is now 166 with a fatality rate of 1.57 per cent.

Medics attend to patients at a government hospital, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi, Monday, May 18, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on May 19, 2020 09:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Not up to Centre alone to resume passenger flights, says Hardeep Puri

Only cargo flights, medical evacuation flights and special flights approved by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have been allowed to operate during the lockdown.

Passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 25 when the first phase of lockdown was imposed to check the spread of coronavirus that has infected more than one lakh people and killed more than 3,100 people in India so far.(PTI)
Updated on May 19, 2020 11:42 PM IST
Hndustan Times, New Delhi || Edited by Sabir Hussain

Infant burnt alive in Uttarakhand’s Nainital district as hut catches fire

Police said the father of the children was out a work driving a truck while the mother had gone out to fetch water.

The baby’s four-year-old sister managed to escape from the burning hut.(Representative image)
Published on May 19, 2020 07:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Haldwani | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Will need Rs 300 cr for quarantine care if 1 lakh people return, says Assam minister

The Assam government had provided financial assistance of Rs 2,000 each to nearly 4 lakh workers from the state staying outside. As per that figure, it is estimated that nearly 1 lakh of them could return in the next few weeks.

Migrant workers walk on the road to reach their villages during extended coronavirus lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, on the outskirts of Guwahati on May 6.(ANI)
Updated on May 18, 2020 11:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Videos of jam sessions by Assam youths to overcome quarantine blues go viral

The videos of the impromptu jam sessions by these youths, who returned last week from Delhi by buses, have gone viral and cheered up many in the quarantine facility and others staying inside homes.

A jam session underway at the Sarusajai quarantine facility in Guwahati.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2020 11:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by Sabir Hussain

No place like home, want to work in Uttarakhand, say migrants

Even those working in multinational companies hold the same view after returning to Uttarakhand.

Migrant workers look out from a bus as they wait to enter a railway station to board a train to reach their home state of Uttarakhand.(REUTERS)
Published on May 18, 2020 11:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Haldwani | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Uttarakhand may use rapid testing on borders after consultation with ICMR, says HC

The HC said “the sense which we get from the long discussion we had so far is that the State government may implement the use of rapid testing for surveillance purposes, only after consultation with ICMR”.

Uttarakhand: Security personnel cordoned off the entrance of Har Ki Pauri ghat to not enter the devotees after the government banned public gatherings as a preventive measure against coronavirus, in Haridwar on March 19.(ANI)
Updated on May 18, 2020 10:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNeeraj Santoshi | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Uddhav Thackeray wants to get rid of Covid-19 by the start of monsoon

Maharashtra with a tally of over 35,000 Covid-19 cases is the state with the highest numbers in India.

Thackeray claimed that the government has managed to slow down the spread of the disease.(HT file)
Updated on May 18, 2020 09:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | | Edited by Sabir Hussain

29 new Covid-19 cases in Kerala, wine shops to open Wednesday

The CM conceded that the rising number of Covid-19 cases was a major concern. In the last five days, 97 cases were reported in the state. Despite this the government announced many steps to ease the lockdown which ends on May 31.

People queue up outside a liquor outlet in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala,(Vivek Nair/HT Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2020 08:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

BJP chief J P Nadda accuses opposition states of silencing dissent

The BJP has been at odds with the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal, and several party MPs have complained of not being allowed to step out and join relief work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

BJP president JP Nadda took no names in his tweets.(PTI)
Updated on May 18, 2020 07:22 PM IST
New Delhi, Delhi || Edited by: Sabir Hussain

Delhi allows buses, taxis, autorickshaws; odd-even for shops in markets

All private offices will be allowed to reopen in the national capital but the Kejriwal said he would encourage employees to work from home.

Updated on May 18, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s 12- point new normal for life in times of coronavirus

On the life after the Covid-19 pandemic, Naidu noted that it has shaken the fundamentals of living by oneself and highlighted the need for living in harmony with nature and fellow humans.

Parliament Security personnel conducting thermal scanning of Vice-President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu in wake of coronavirus threat at the Parliament House.(ANI File Photo)
Published on May 18, 2020 05:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | | Edited by Sabir Hussain

NDRF preps for rescue ops as super cyclone Amphan heads for Odisha, Bengal

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that Amphan will intensify into a super cyclone.

Marine police personnel patrol Puri beach to prevent tourists and fishermen from venturing into the sea due to Cyclone Amphan, in Puri, Sunday, May 17, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on May 18, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Call of duty takes nurses from Kerala to West Asia

The hospital called requesting her to join work immediately. And on Saturday, she was among 239 medics who took a special flight to Saudi Arabia from Cochin.

Medical professionals on their arrival in Dubai(HT file photo)
Updated on May 18, 2020 12:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Maharashtra records new high of 2,347 Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 33,000

On Sunday, 600 patients were discharged from hospitals boosting the number of those recovered to 7,688 so far. The official said Maharashtra now has a total of 24,161 active cases.

Maharashtra’s tally is now more than a third of the country total of Covid-19 cases.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2020 10:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Arvind Kejriwal hints at relaxations in Delhi, endorses Centre’s lockdown guidelines

In another tweet he said the Delhi government will announce a detailed plan for the national capital on Monday.

A woman wearing facemask seen next to a poster of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a community feeding session at New Ashok Nagar, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 17, 2020 08:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Police officer at Rashtrapati Bhavan tests positive for Covid-19

While the ACP’s office is in the main building of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, it was away from President’s secretariat.

A man walks past the Rashtrapati Bhawan during lockdown, in New Delhi, India.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 17, 2020 08:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Rajasthan’s Covid-19 tally goes past 5,000, infections rise in jails

Apart from Jaipur, Dungarpur with 18 cases, Udaipur with 16, Jodhpur with 11 and Rajsamand with 10 cases were other districts that added to the tally on Sunday.

Rashan distributor wears PPE kit during the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic, in Jaipur on April 17.(ANI)
Published on May 17, 2020 05:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Two Hizbul terrorists killed in Doda encounter, army loses a soldier

One of the terrorists was identified as Auqaaf - an associate of slain Haroon Abbas Wani.

Army personnel take positions during an encounter with the militants in a village in Gundana area of Doda district, Sunday, May 17, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on May 17, 2020 03:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jammu | ByRavi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Have adopted conscious approach to fight Covid-19: PM Modi to Bill Gates

Modi and Gates also discussed the global response to Covid-19 and the importance of global coordination on scientific innovation and R&D to combat the pandemic.

The Prime Minister appreciated the health related work being done by the Gates Foundation not only in India but also in many other parts of the world, including for coordinating global response to Covid-19.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on May 15, 2020 12:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | | Edited by: Sabir Hussain

Gujarat launches scheme to provide loans to small traders hit by lockdown

Under the scheme loans up to ₹one lakh will be given at 2% interest to small traders without security for three years with no equated monthly instalment (EMI) for the first six months

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced a loan scheme for small traders on Thursday.(ANI)
Published on May 14, 2020 09:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Surat | ByJaykishan Sharma | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Migration toll continues to rise, 15 die, nearly 100 injured road accidents

The government, starting May 1, announced special trains for migrant workers, but there are still far too few of them and far too many workers wanting to return home.

A migrant laborer, 25 year old Naresh and his 8 month pregnant wife Malti along with son Pradeep and daughter Tanu, while walking towards their home in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, on Agra highway during third phase of Lockdown due to corona pandemic, in Jaipur on Thurssday, 14 May 2020.(Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
Published on May 14, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by: Sabir Hussain

2 Karnataka Congress leaders seek govt permission for Eid namaz at mosques

The government has not yet officially reacted to the letter but a senior minister has criticised the two Congress leaders for seeking permission.

No congregation prayers have been held in teh country since the lockdown began in March.(HT PHOTO)
Published on May 14, 2020 08:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

First responders: The police story in the fight against Covid-19 in Kasargod

The local police is the key department for helping civil administration in arranging resources as well as maintaining law and order while continuing its routine schedule at police stations.

Kerala police personnel led by Inspector General of Police Vijay Sakhare (second from right) assist a differently-abled man after being disembarked by INS Jalashwa carrying repatriated Indian citizens from Maldives, at Cochin Port.(PTI)
Published on May 14, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs 30,000 crore funds for small farmers

NABAD will extend additional refinance support of Rs 30,00 crore for crop loan requirement of rural cooperative banks and regional rural banks RRBs).

(Photo: Rajanish Kakade/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 14, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | | Edited by Sabir Hussain

FM Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs 5,000 crore credit facility for street vendors

The government will launch a special scheme within a month to facilitate easy access to credit for street vendors to offset the adverse impact on livelihoods of street vendors.

A food vendor selling tomatoes on the street, pushes along his cart, during a nationwide lockdown in India to slow the spread of Covid-19, in Dharavi.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on May 14, 2020 05:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | | Edited by Sabir Hussain
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