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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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TMC roasts Centre over ‘late’ Covid-19 response

The TMC also alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah were supervising and controlling “a concerted effort to malign and heckle the Bengal government.

Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien led his party’s attack on the Centre on Wednesday and blamed it for the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the country.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 06, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | BySnigdhendu Bhattacharya | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Alwar hospital under fire after man claims wrong body, cremates it

Te man who cremated a body believing it to be that of his father said that he hadn’t seen him for 20 years and relied on his father’s employer to recognise him

The Alwar Government General Hospital has ordered a probe into mix up of the bodies.(Representative photo/Getty Images/)
Updated on May 06, 2020 08:04 PM IST
Hindustan Tmes, Alwar | ByDevendra Bhardwaj | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Uttarakhand to evacuate all 1.3 lakh of residents stranded in other states

About 1.30 lakh residents of Uttarakhand stranded outside have registered themselves with the state government’s website expressing their willingness to return .

Uttarakhand has been evacuating its residents by buses.(Representative Photo/ANI)
Published on May 06, 2020 06:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Industries, tea gardens in Assam resume operations as lockdown norms relaxed

The Assam government also wants to attract industries that want to shift out of China.

The lockdown had badly hit the tea industry in Assam.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 06, 2020 06:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Jodhpur’s Covid-19 testing rate higher than US, Spain, Italy, say officials

449 Covid-19 tests are being carried out daily in Jodhpur city in comparison to 435 in Spain, 205 in the USA, 375 in Italy and 307 in Germany.

District officials in Jodhpur say an aggressive testing regime has resulted in a higher number of people being detected as Covid-19 positive.(HT Photo)
Published on May 06, 2020 04:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | ByDinesh Bothra | Edited by Sabir Hussain

MoEF modifies definition of high tide line to spare Goa’s khazan lands

The High Tide Line (HTL) in Goa will now be demarcated along the bunds (embankments) along rivers and creeks even if such bunds have since been breached or lie in a state of disrepair.

A breached bund in a khazan land area in Goa.(HT PHOTO)
Published on May 06, 2020 03:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Centre tells Bengal to open B’desh border, cites international commitments

The Centre said the closure of the border cold jeopardise Indian’s international commitments to Bangladesh.

Many trucks are stranded on either side of the India-Bangladesh border after West Bengal closed the crossing points.(Representative Photo/Bloomberg)
Updated on May 06, 2020 03:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan and Saubhadra Chatterji | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Karnataka announces 1,610 cr Covid-19 relief package

The Covid-19 relief package will benefit farmers, MSMEs, handloom weavers, flower growers, washermen, barbers and autorickshaw and taxi drivers in Karnataka.

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa also appealed to migrant workers to stay since construction work has resumed.(ANI)
Updated on May 06, 2020 01:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain

BMC scraps lockdown relaxations in Mumbai, only essential shops to stay open

The BMC scrapped the relaxations after large crowds, particularly outside wine shops violated social distancing norms that have been made mandatory to check the spread of Covid-19.

People queue up to buy alcohol outside a wine store at Worli in Mumbai on Tuesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2020 01:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByMehul R Thakkar | Edited by Sabir Hussain

‘Unbelievably cruel’: Omar Abdullah slams extension of Mehbooba Mufti’s detention

“Unbelievably cruel & retrograde decision to extend @MehboobaMufti’s detention. Nothing she has done or said in any way justifies the way the Indian state has treated her & the others detained,” Omar tweeted.

The government late Tuesday evening extended Mufti’s detention by three months under the Public Safety Act hours before her confinement was to end, officials said.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 05, 2020 10:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Covid-19 cases in Delhi breach 5,000-mark, death toll at 64

The total number of positive cases now stands at 5,104. There was no casualty in the last 24 hours and the death toll remained at 64.

A deserted view of Rajpath during lockdown, in New Delhi, India on Sunday, May 03, 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 05, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Nagpur Veterinary College returns tiger cub’s samples without Covid-19 testdline

The Mahrashtra forest department will now send the tiger cub’s swab samples to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal.

A forest department officials with the cub at the transit treatment centre at Chandrapur,Maharashtra.(HT PHOTO)
Published on May 05, 2020 06:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Covid-19: 50 people to be allowed at weddings, 20 at funerals, says govt

The Union Health Ministry had earlier advised against large gatherings at funerals to avoid possible Covid-19 infection.

A funeral in Tangmarg, 40 kms from Srinagar with six people in attendence.(Waseenm Andrabi/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 05, 2020 06:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain

ITBP ex-officer suspected to be Covid-19 carrier after 45 men test positive

The ITBP reported its first Covid-19 case April 28. On Monday, the number reached 21 before it more than doubled to 45 on Tuesday.

All the 45 ITBP personnel whi have tested positive for Covid-19 were posted in Delhi(ANI)
Updated on May 05, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Punjab’s first Shramik Express with 1,188 migrants heads for Jharkhand

The migrants were screened at three different locations before they boarded the train which will make a non-stop journey to Daltonganj in Jharkhand amid the lockdown.

Migrants maintain social distance on a Shramik Express train that left Jalandhar for Daltonganj in Jharkhand on Tuesday.(PTI)
Published on May 05, 2020 03:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | ByGagandeep Jassowal | Edited by Sabir Hussain

‘Special corona fee’: Delhi govt to charge 70% tax on liquor from today

Senior government officials said that the lockdown since March 25 to prevent the spread of Covid-19 cost the Delhi government around Rs 645 crore in revenue from the sale of alcohol

People stand in a queue to buy alcohol after authorities allowed opening of wines shops with certain restrictions during ongoing Covid-19 nationwide lockdown at Krishna Nagar in East Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2020 06:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain

13 more including 2 kids from BSF camp in Tripura test Covid-19 positive

All 27 Covid-19 cases in Tripura are now from the same BSF camp.

The Border Security Force (BSF) camp at Ambassa in Tripura has now been designated a red zone.(Representative Photo/PTI)
Updated on May 04, 2020 11:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Agartala | ByPriyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Number of stranded people to be evacuated by Uttarakhand to fall as Centre tweaks rules

Under the Centre’s new guidelines, only those migrants stranded either in shelter homes or enroute are allowed to be brought back by the respective state governments.

The state government has arranged buses for the evacuation of its residents stranded in other states.(HT PHOTO)
Published on May 04, 2020 10:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByKalyan Das | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Odia man buried after villagers boycott cremation over Covid-19 fears

Doctors said Sridhar Dalei died of a hepatic coma but villagers suspected that Coovid-19 took his life.

The man had returned from Kolkata on March 30 and showed no symptoms of Covid-19 during his quarantine.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 04, 2020 09:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Kerala keeps Covid-19 slate clean for second successive day

Despite Kerala’s remarkable record in keeping the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan cautioned that complacency could prove costly.

Doctors consulting patients in special fever desk at Ernakulam General hospital during the nationwide lockdown, in wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kochi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Published on May 04, 2020 08:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu | Edited by Sabir Hussain

BSF driver in IMCT convoy in Bengal tests positive for Covid-19

BSF officials said the constable did not come in contact with any of the officials in the IMCT.

An Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) visiting a Covid-19 hospital in East Midnapore to review compliance of preventive measures and guidelines.(ANI)
Published on May 04, 2020 06:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByJoydeep Thakur | Edited by Sabir Hussain

More than 1,000 pilgrims stranded in Ajmer leave for West Bengal

This is the third train of the North Western Railway to be used for evacuation.

Officials in Ajmer see off stranded pilgrims who boarded a special train for their home in West Bengal.(Deepak Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 04, 2020 05:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByRakesh Goswami | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Most challenging situation, says IAS officer leading Pune’s Covid-19 fight

Rubal Agarwal says the battle against Covid-19 is the most challenging situation in her life but is confident of winning the battle.

Pune’s additional municipal commissioner Rubal Agarwal with her team members.(HT PHOTO)
Published on May 04, 2020 04:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | ByAbhay Khairnar | Edited by Sabir Hussain

12 more BSF personnel in Tripura test positive for Covid-19

The BSF troopers who have tested positive for Covid-19 have been put in isolation at the force’s camp.

All the 14 BSF troopers who have tested positive for Covid-19 are from the 138th Battalion posted at Ambassa in Dhalai District.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 04, 2020 01:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Agartala | ByPriyanka Deb Barman | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Bihar BJP boss attacks Nitish Kumar over lockdown handling, JD (U) defends

The BJP which is the junior partner in the coalition government in Bihar now finds itself in an awkward position after state unit chief Sanjay Jaiswal’s Facebook post criticising the administration’s handling of the lockdown.

A couple carrying sacks of onions on a rickshaw cart in Patna on Sunday amid the lockdown.(Santosh Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 03, 2020 11:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | ByVijay Swaroop | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Delhi records new high of 427 Covid-19 cases in a day, tally now 4,549

For the second consecutive day on Sunday, Delhi recorded the highest rise in Covid-19 numbers ina single day.

A student is thermal screened on Sunday at ISBT in Delhi’s Kashmere Gate after being brought back from Rajasthan's Kota.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 03, 2020 11:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByWritten by Sabir Hussain

Native village remembers Col Sharma as simple, amiable person

Colonel Ashutosh Sharma and four others were killed in an anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara.

Villagers in Parwana Memoodpur in Bulandshahr gather to mourn Col Ashutosh Sharma.(HT PHOTO)
Published on May 03, 2020 09:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Parwana Memoodpur (Bulandshahr) | ByHT Correspondent | Edited buy Sabir Hussain

Assam tweaks curfew hours to 6 pm to 6 am during extended lockdown

Pharmacies, media houses, medical establishments, fire services, ambulances and government vehicles on official duty will be exempted from the curfew.

People maintain social distance as they stand in queue outside a wine shop tin Guwahatii.(ANi)
Published on May 03, 2020 08:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Kerala begins reverse quarantine to protect vulnerable from Covid-19

Kerala has prepared a blueprint for ‘reverse quarantine’ and grassroots health workers have started monitoring health conditions of aged and people who are immuno-compromised.

Kerala has the lowest Covid-19 mortality and highest recovery rates in the country.(ANI)
Updated on May 03, 2020 07:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu | Edited by Sabir Hussain

MHA orders ‘second line of defence’ for police as Covid-19 cases rise

The Hiem Ministry’s order came after many central police forces have reported Covid-19 cases with the CRPF being the worst hit by the pandemic.

More than 100 CRPF troopers in Delhi have tested positive for Covid-19.(PTI)
Updated on May 03, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan | Edited by Sabir Hussain
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