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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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Manmohan Singh admitted to hospital for fever; his office says he is OK

Singh, who was admitted to Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was under observation at cardio-thoracic ward late Sunday night after he reportedly complained of chest pain.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh(PTI)
Updated on May 11, 2020 12:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Styrene gas leak survivors will have to wait some more days to return home

Authorities suspect that styrene gas may have contaminated food, drinking water and other essentials in the houses of the villagers.

A vehicle enters the LG Polymers Plant following a gas leak at the plant in Visakhapatnam on May 8,.(REUTERS)
Published on May 10, 2020 10:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Odisha’s Covid-19 cases double in a week as migrant workers return from Surat

On Sunday, the total number of Covid-19 cases in touched 377, more than double from 163 cases just a week ago

An installation made by artists in Odisha to spread awareness about Covid-19.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 10, 2020 09:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Six year-old in Odisha suffocates to death after getting trapped in car

The boy had gone to his grandparents’ house with his mother for a religious function. His father is stranded in Surat due to the lockdown.

The child could not get out of the car after the door closed as soon as he got in.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
Published on May 10, 2020 09:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhubbaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Passenger trains to start running from Tuesday; online booking begins today

It will be mandatory for the passengers to wear masks and undergo screening at departure and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the trains.

Passenger train operations have been shut since the lockdown began on March 25.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2020 12:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Karnataka sees biggest single day jump with 54 new Covid-19 cases

Shivamogga district which was in the green zone reported eight of the 54 new cases on Sunday.

Police personnel distribute water bottles to passengers leaving for Bankura in West Bengal, on a special train, in Bengaluru on Sunday.(ANI)
Updated on May 10, 2020 08:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Deer gets kiss of life after crashing through roof of Mumbai slum

Although it is not known why the deer jumped on the roof, a slum dweller said it was being chased by a predator.

The deer after it fell into a shanty in Powai in Mumbai.(PHOTO/Aaba Kubal and RAWW)
Updated on May 10, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

2 yoga teachers among 3 men nabbed for molesting Japanese woman in Rishikesh

All the accused were employed at the yoga training centre the woman had joined.

The Japanese woman had come to Rishikesh a few months ago to learn yoga.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
Published on May 10, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Cash crunch forces many Telangana expats in Persian Gulf to drop travel plans

Many stranded migrant workers from Telangana have backed out from travelling in Vande Bharat special flights because they cannot bear expenses for their travel and pay for their 14-day quarantine on their return to India.

Many Telugu expatriates say they cannot pay for the air fare and quarantine fees.(Representative Photo/PTI)
Updated on May 10, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Uttarakhand evacuates 26,000 migrants, awaits five special trains

Uttarakhand has sought five trains to evacuate its residents stranded in the lockdown from Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Pune, Surat and Ahmedabad.

Stranded migrant workers wait for buses bound to their native state – Uttarakhand in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 10, 2020 04:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByKalyan Das | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Desperate migrant workers protest in Bhilwara, demand passage to home

The workers dispersed after the District Collector assured them that they would be evacuated soon.

Migrant workers in Bhilwara during a protest on Sunday demanding that authorities arrange for their return home.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 10, 2020 03:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Gujarat’s Covid-19 tally at 7,797, AIIMS director visits Ahmedabad hospital

Gujarat has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the country after Maharashtra.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Guleria (C) and Dr Manish Sureja visit Civil hospital to meet doctors and give them advice on Covid-19 treatment, in Ahmedabad on Saturday.(PTI)
Updated on May 09, 2020 09:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Surat | ByJaykishan Sharma | Edited by Sabir Hussain

NIA nabs alleged narco terrorist with Hizbul link from Sirsa

Ranjit Singh alias Rana, the prime accused in the smuggling of 532 kg of heroin in Attari last year.

The NIA said Rana was also working closely with Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) as well as Pakistan’s spy agency – ISI.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 09, 2020 09:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Sabir Hussain

‘Couldn’t even hug my son’: A quarantined man’s pain of losing his child

Manish Kumar Tyagi, who was in quarantine, could only see his child from a distance.

The three-year--old who was vomiting and was turned away by two hospitals in Lucknow.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 09, 2020 10:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByManish Chandra Pandey |Edited by Sabir Hussain

Riyaz Naikoo’s killing a shock, says Hizbul Mujahideen boss Syed Salahuddin

In a video widely circulated on the internet, Syed Salahuddin says that since January this year 80 Mujahideens (terrorists) have ben killed by security forces in Kashmir.

Hizbul Mujahideen ‘supreme commander’ Syed Salahuddin.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 09, 2020 10:11 PM IST
Hindustan times, Jammu | ByRavi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Sharad Pawar asks PM Modi to speak to CMs not allowing migrants to return

“I humbly request our @PMOIndia Shri. Narendra Modi ji to intervene in this matter by talking to the CMs of the respective states who are not allowing these people to come back home,” Pawar said in a tweet.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets with NCP chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai.(HT file photo)
Updated on May 09, 2020 05:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain

National Herald case: ED attaches part of Bandra building worth Rs 16 crore

The Enforcement Directorate has attached part of a nine-storey building of the Associated Journals Limited (AJL), the publisher of National Herald newspaper, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act at a prime location in Bandra.

The Bandra plot issue came under the spotlight after BJP leader Subramanian Swamy filed a case accusing Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi of trying to take over the National Herald’s properties.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 09, 2020 05:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumnai | ByPratik Salunke | Edited by Sabir Hussain

UN agencies commemorate 40th anniversary of smallpox eradication with a stamp

Smallpox was eradicated on the back of a 10-year-old effort spearheaded by the WHO involving thousands of health workers around the world to administer half a billion vaccinations.

Smallpox was eradicated on the back of a 10-year-old effort spearheaded by the WHO involving thousands of health workers around the world to administer half a billion vaccinations.
Published on May 09, 2020 04:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Kolkata man becomes 1st Indian to beat Covid-19 after 38 days on ventilator

Doctors said that it was a remarkable feat by the hospital authorities and was a miracle, because a Covid-19 patient has little chance of survival after being on a ventilator for so long.

As his condition worsened, doctors performed a tracheostomy, a surgical procedure to make an incision on the throat and create a direct airway through another incision in the trachea.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 09, 2020 03:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByJoydeep Thakur | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Covid-19: Bombay HC tells Maharashtra to protect Arthur Road jail inmates

The Bombay High Court’s direction came during the hearing of an interim bail plea of a prisoner who claimed that had become more vulnerable due to the spread of Covid-19 in Arthur Road jail because he suffers from diabetes and hypertension.

Seventy seven prisoners and 26 staffers at Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail have tested positive for Covid-19.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 09, 2020 01:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKanchan Chaudhari | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Alcohol sale in Karnataka falls after government hikes prices

On Wednesday, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa while announcing a ₹1,610 crore Covid-19 relief package on Wednesday had said that it would be primarily funded by a hike of 11% in excise tax. This was on top of the 6% hike which was announced in the budget presented in March indicating a cumulative 17% hike in retail prices.

Alcohol sale fell in Karnataka a day after the government hiked prices to fund a Covid-19 relief package.(Representative Photo/ANI)
Updated on May 07, 2020 09:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Maharashtra’s Covid-19 numbers cross 18,000, infection spreads to Arthur Road jail

50 new Covid-19 cases were reported from Dharavi which has emerged as a hotspot, a BMC official confirmed. The new cases have taken Dharavi’s tally to 783.

Kamarudeen Ansari carries his 8 year old son Ajamal Hussain on shoulder for medical treatment at KEM hospital from Dharavi , during the nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in Mumbai, India.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2020 09:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Kerala keeps Covid-19 slate clean as first batch of expatriates head home

Kerala now has 25 Covid-19 patients in hospitals after 474 have recovered.

Indian nationals from Kerala are being brought back from Abu Dhabi under Vande Bharat Mission during the Covid-19 lockdown, at Abu Dhabi airport ion Thursday.(ANI)
Updated on May 07, 2020 08:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Chhatisgarh CM reminds Centre of 1000 cr penalty on NMDC after it donates 150 cr to PM Cares

The NMDC had been ordered to pay ₹1,623 cr to the Chhattisgarh government by the Supreme Court in 2014. It has paid ₹600 cr so far.

The NMDC is a govt-owned mining major.(File Photo/Mint)
Updated on May 07, 2020 07:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Raipur | ByRitesh Mishra | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Doctors ask why migrant workers returning to Bengal are given HCQ tablets

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had earlier warned against the rampant use of hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19.

Migrant workers and labourers arriving home in Bengal from other states are being given by hydroxychloroquine tablets after being screened for Covid-19.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 07, 2020 06:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByTanmay Chatterjee | Edited by Sabir Hussain

AIIMS director warns Covid-19 pandemic yet to peak in India

Between March 25 and May 7, the number of Covid-19 cases in India rose by more than 52,000.

Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr Randeep Guleria.(ANI)
Updated on May 07, 2020 09:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

NDRF’s chemical and biological team to assess Vizag gas leak

A special team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) with expertise in chemical, biological and nuclear fields will be flying in from Pune to study the situation.

Smoke is seen at LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam, India, May 7, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 07, 2020 03:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Jaipur focuses on ‘super spreaders’ to contain Covid-19 infections

Among all the districts in Rajasthan, Jaipur has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases at 1,099 so far.

A health worker sanitizes barricades at Ramganj in Jaipur.(Himanshu Vyas/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 07, 2020 02:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | BySachin Saini | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Bengal’s retail and hospitality sectors plan new models to sidestep Covid-19 crisis

The retail sector and hospitality industries which have been badly hit during the lockdown are keen to resume business with safeguards against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Shopping Centres Association of India (SCAI) has sought permission to allow malls to resume operations in limited manner.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 07, 2020 03:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByTanmay Chatterjee | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Bengal records 100+ cases of Covid-19 on a single day for first time

Kolkata is emerging as a major concern with 119 cases reported in last three days.

Health workers screen a woman in a Kolkata slum during house-to-house drive against Covid-19 .(ANI)
Published on May 06, 2020 09:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | BySnigdhendu Bhattacharya | Edited by Sabir Hussain
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