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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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Rajasthan issues SOP for evacuation of 8,500 people stranded abroad

People from Rajasthan are expected to land in five airports in the state besides Delhi and Ahmedabad and the seaports of Chennai and Kochi.

The Centre will begin the second phase of teh Vande Bharat mission to evacuate Indians stranded abroad.(PTI)
Updated on May 14, 2020 04:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | BySachin Saini |Edited by Sabir Hussain

3 MPs, 2 MLAs asked to quarantine themselves in Kerala, Congress cries foul

The district administration has refuted allegations of politics and said more than 100 people including 50 journalists, 60 police officers, two-dozen medical and revenue officials were asked to proceed on quarantine.

Migrants workers arrive at Thiruvananthapuram railway station to board the special train to their respective states.(ANI)
Published on May 14, 2020 02:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Goa holds its breath as preliminary test shows 7 people Covid-19 positive

Goa had earlier reported seven cases of Covid-19. All of them had recovered last month.

Migrants undergo thermal screening before boarding a special train for Madhya Pradesh at Goa’s Thivim Railway Station.(ANI)
Published on May 13, 2020 11:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Covid-19: Maharashtra tops 25,000 mark, 15,000 of the cases in Mumbai

Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra have continued to soar and most of them have been from Mumbai.

Doctors at a screening exercise inMumbai’s Dharavi on Wednesday.(Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 13, 2020 11:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySwapnil Rawal | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Covid-19: Nagaland to pay 10,000 to those who opt not to return

The one-time assistance would be given to those people from Nagaland who are currently staying in other states of the country including Sikkim. Those stranded in other north eastern states are not included in the scheme.

The Nagaland government wants its people who are outside the state not to return home now.(PTI)
Published on May 13, 2020 10:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by Sabir Hussain

First Shramik Special train to Tripura brings 1,200 people from Bangalore

None of the passengers showed any symptoms of Covid-19 but all of them will have to undergo home quarantine.

Authorities set up 12 swab collection centres at Agartala Railway station where the train terminated.(PTI)
Published on May 13, 2020 09:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Agartala | ByPriyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Anti-CAA protester Sharjeel Imam seeks bail as police fail to file charges

Sharjeel Imam has sought default bail because the police did not file a charge sheet within the statutory period of 90 days.

Sharjeel Imam was arrested on January 28 under teh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 13, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka | Edited by Sabir Hussain

‘Impactful package’: CII on Nirmala Sitharaman’s economic booster dose

The CII Director General said that it was heartening that many of the measures announced are in line with its recommendations.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman briefs the media on economic package in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI)
Published on May 13, 2020 07:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Uttarakhand seeks Centre’s nod to open Corbett National Park and shrines

Corbett National Park which has been closed since the lockdown began in March, is a major revenue earner for the Uttarakhand government.

Corbett National park id one of the biggest tourism hotspots in Uttrakhand.(HT PHOTO)
Published on May 13, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByKalyan Das | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs 45,000 cr infusion for NBFCs

The scheme is designed to boost NBFCs, HFCs and MFIs with low credit ratings that require liquidity for fresh lending to MSMEs and individuals.

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made the announcement as part of the government’s package to boost the economy that has slowed down due to the Covid-19 pandemic.(PTI file photo)
Updated on May 13, 2020 06:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi || Edited by: Sabir Hussain

Govt announces Rs 50,000 cr Fund of Funds to boost MSMEs

The Fund of Funds will be set up with a corpus of Rs 10,000 crore and will provide equity funding for MSMEs with growth potential and viability.

The thrust of the government’s efforts will remain on making India self-reliant in line with the Prime Minister’s call on Tuesday.(ANI file photo)
Updated on May 13, 2020 05:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi || Edited by: Sabir Hussain

Air India partly seals Delhi’s Centaur hotel as crew tests Covid-19 positive

Last week, five pilots of Air India and a technician and a driver of the airline’s engineering wing tested positive for Covid-19 in Mumbai.

The Centaur hotel, near IGI Airport in New Delhi,.(HT PHOTO)
Published on May 13, 2020 04:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Maharashtra seeks 20 companies of central police to relieve overworked cops

Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh said the state’s police force which has been working to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the state is stretched and need some relief.

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said the additional forces were needed to maintain law and order.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2020 04:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | | Edited by Sabir Hussain

In Odisha village without quarantine centre, man spends 3 days in toilet

The man’s woes are not yet over. The school has no quarantine bed and he had to sleep on the floor.

Migrants riding bicycles from Chennai on their way to their native places in Odisha pass through Vijayawada,.(PTI)
Published on May 12, 2020 11:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bheuaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Tripura to dissolve autonomous district councils as polls could not be held

In March, the election was deferred for an indefinite period due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Elections to executive committee of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council could not be held during its tenure due to lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus.(ANI)
Published on May 12, 2020 10:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Agartala | ByPriyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Kerala high court refuses stay on mandatory use of Arogya setu app

Aarogya Setu is a Covid-19 contact tracing app but critics say that the Centre’s directive to download the app compulsorily violates fundamental rights of citizens

The Centre had directed all officers and other employees of the government on April 29 to download the ‘Arogya Setu’ app on their mobile phones(ANI)
Published on May 12, 2020 09:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Telangana, Andhra Pradesh face of over Krishna river water

Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao regretted that the Jagan government had taken a unilateral decision at a time when Telangana was extending a friendly hand to its neighbour.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the Jagan Mohan Reddy government’s move to draw an additional quantity of six to eight tmc (thousand million cubic feet) of water per day from Srisailam reservoir on the Krishna river.was highly objectionable.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 12, 2020 07:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu| Edited by Sabir Hussain

2 CRPF men commit suicide in two days in Kashmir, say officials

Officials said both men shot themselves with their service weapons.

The CRPF is deployed for law and order and anti terror operations in Kashmir.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 12, 2020 06:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByAshiq Hussain | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Pakistani opposition, pharma companies clash over imports from India

The Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) says the import of raw material is crucial to local production of a number of drugs.

Pakistani pharmaceutical companies say that if imports of medicine and raw materials from India are stoped, , the country’s drug production would be adversely affected.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
Updated on May 12, 2020 05:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Kerala nurse who survived nipah wants to care for Covid -19 patients

M Ajanya who survived the nipah virus, is a general nursing and midwifery graduate is waiting for her first job.

M Ajanya had spent more than a week on a ventilator fighting off nipah.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 12, 2020 05:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuaram | ByRamesh Babu |Edited by Sabir Hussain

TIFR develops country’s first low-cost mask testing equipment

The equipment could cost between Rs. 30,000-50,000 ranging from the most basic one to a slightly advanced unit within the country while imported machines cost about ₹10 lakh.

The low-cost testing equipment developed by TIFR to assess the efficacy of masks.(PHOTO/TIFR)
Updated on May 12, 2020 03:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee | Edited by Sabir Hussain

HC grants interim protection to Delhi Minorities Commission chairman

The Delhi Police had booked Zafar-ul-Islam, Chairman of the Delhi Minorities Commission for sedition earlier this month.

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said no coercive action should be taken against Delhi Minorities Commission chairman Zafar ul Islam till June 22.(HT PHOTO)
Published on May 12, 2020 03:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka | Edited by Sabir Hussain

‘Don’t bulldoze federal structure,’ Mamata Banerjee tells PM Modi

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has asked the Centre not to charge migrants train fare to return home, sought 6% of national GDP for health and an immediate moratorium on repayment of loans and interest by the state.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s outburst came following a string of criticism by the Centre on a wide range of issues about the handling of Covid-19 situation in Bengal.(ANI)
Published on May 12, 2020 01:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | BySnigdhendu Bhattacharya | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Covid-19 testing rate falls in Uttarakhand even as migrants head home

Uttarakhand has so far tested 9,915 samples the government insists that testing is in line with the Centre’s Covid-19 protocol.

The reduction in testing comes when locals stranded in other states have started returning to Uttarakhand.(ANI)
Published on May 11, 2020 09:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehrahun | BySuparna Roy | Edited by Sabir Hussain

1,140 Manipuris stranded in Chennai head home in special train

The train is expected to arrive at Jriibam, Manipur’s railhead on Tuesday.

Migrant workers on way to board a special train for Manipur on Sunday.(PTI)
Updated on May 11, 2020 10:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Imphal | BySobhapati Samom | Edited by Sabir Hussain

KCR opposes passenger trains, Jagan bats for restoring public transport

Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao fears that resuming passenger train services would lead to a spike in Covid-19 cases across the country.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s video conference with chief ministers on Monday.(ANI)
Updated on May 11, 2020 08:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hyderbad | BySrinivas Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sabir Hussain

CRPF jawan killed in encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region

The encounter took place in a forest area of Bijapur district..

The trooper was a member of the Special Action Team of the CRPF in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 11, 2020 06:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Raipur | ByRitesh Mishra | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Covid-19 positive trucker detained in Uttarakhand after driving in from Punjab

The Uttarakhand health department said it will not count the driver among its Covid-19 cases because he had tested positive in Punjab.

Official are trying to find out how he managed to get out of Punjab after having tested positive fro Covid-19.(HT PHOTO)
Published on May 11, 2020 04:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Bihar sends homes stranded Kashmiri traders, migrants from Bengal and Jharkhand

All the stranded people had planned to leave Bihar after March 24 but were stranded following the lockdown.

Kashmiri woollen traders in Patna before boarding a bus for Jammu on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Published on May 11, 2020 04:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | ByRuchir Kumar | Edited by Sabir Hussain

16 more Covid 19 cases from BSF camp in Tripura takes state’s tally to 148

Dhalai district in Tripura where the BSF camps are located had already been declared a ‘ red zone’ due to rise in Covid-19 cases.

BSF troopers on the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura.(ANI)
Updated on May 10, 2020 11:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Agartala | ByPriyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Sabir Hussain
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