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Sabir Hussain

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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Uttarakhand may give sanitisation certificates to hotels for ‘safe stay’ post lockdown

The certification drive is being planned on the lines of a similar exercise in Singapore.

Uttarakhand is preparing itself for tourist traffic once the lockdown ends.(Representative image/AP)
Published on May 03, 2020 05:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByKalyan Das | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Day after encounter, eight injured in blast in J-K’s Handwara

Ahgam village in Handwara where the explosion took place is about 3 km from the site of Saturday night’s encounter in which two terrorists and five security personnel including a colonel were killed.

One of the injured being taken to a hospital in Handwara on Sunday.(ANI)
Updated on May 03, 2020 05:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Huge evacuation exercise underway in Rajasthan as stranded people rush home

A total of 45,287 labourers have been sent to various states and 57,521 Rajasthanis have returned home over the past few days.

Till date, a total of 45,287 labourers have been sent to various states and 57,521 Rajasthanis have returned, most of them from Gujarat (45,789) while 1,225 have been sent back to that state.(ANI file photo)
Published on May 02, 2020 11:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | BySachin Saini| Edited by: Sabir Hussain

135 CRPF troopers in Delhi test positive for Covid-19, set off alarm bells in MHA

The CRPF faced the brunt of the virus due to an order by the medical wing of the battalion saying that asymptotic officers can join the work in five days against the government mandated 14-day quarantine.

All the infected troopers belong to the 31st battalion of the CRPF.(PTI)
Updated on May 02, 2020 09:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent| Edited by: Sabir Hussain

India clocks one million RT-PCR tests for Covid-19

The milestone came on a day when the number of Covid-19 cases in the country climbed to 37,776 and casualties rose to 1,223. A total of 10,017 have recovered from the deadly infection.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has ramped up testing to more than 75,000 samples per day.(Burhaan Kinu/HT photo)
Updated on May 02, 2020 08:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent| Edited by: Sabir Hussain

African swine fever detected in pigs in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

Over 2000 pigs have died recently in 6 Assam districts.

Following deaths of nearly 2,000 pigs in 6 districts of Assam last week, 17 samples were sent to the Bhopal institute for tests. Similarly 62 samples were sent from two districts in Arunachal Pradesh.(Abhinav Saha/HT file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 02, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar| Edited by: Sabir Hussain

Daniel Pearl parents challenge Omar Sheikh’s acquittal in Pak Supreme Court

Two criminal petitions were filed by lawyer Faisal Siddiqi on behalf of the parents—Ruth Pearl and Judie Pearl—against the acquittal and release of the four accused.

Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the alleged mastermind behind Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's abduction, arrives at a court in Karachi. A Pakistani court overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl.(AP)
Updated on May 02, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad | Edited by: Sabir Hussain

Baby dies of Covid-19 in Jaipur, Rajasthan’s infections tally now at 2,720

Out of the 2,720 people who tested positive for Covid-19 in Rajasthan, 65 have died.

Ramganj Bazar, a Covi-19 hotspot in Jaipur wears a deserted look during the lockdown .(PTI)
Updated on May 02, 2020 06:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByUrvashi Rawal| Edited by: Sabir Hussain

More than 800 workers head home to UP from Nashik on special train

On Friday, the government allowed the railways to run special trains to ferry students, migrant workers stranded in various parts of the country due to nationwide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus.

Migrants who returned from Jaipur by Shramik Special train stand in a queue to board the bus towards their native places at Danapur railway station, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Patna.(ANI)
Published on May 02, 2020 05:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by: Sabir Hussain

Delhi begins evacuation of 800 students stranded in Kota

“Hundreds of our children studying in Kota were stuck for more than a month. We are arranging for their return to Delhi. Am so happy they will soon be reunited with their families,” Delhi chief minister Kejriwal tweeted.

Delhi Government sending 40 buses to bring back its students from Kota, Rajasthan who are stuck there due to lockdown, at Kashmere Gate on Friday.(ANI)
Updated on May 02, 2020 03:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent| Edited by: Sabir Hussain

Assault on secularism: How parties reacted to Adityanath’s elevation to UP CM

Opposition parties have slammed the Yogi Adityanath’s appointment as Uttar Pradesh chief minister for his hardline views and lack of administrative experience.

Yogi Adityanath arrives to attend BJP's legislature party meeting in Lucknow on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2017 09:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySabir Hussain

Arun Jaitley gets additional charge of defence ministry after Parrikar resigns

Finance minister Arun Jaitley will hold additional charge of the defence ministry following the resignation of Manohar Parrikar on Monday. This will be Jaitley’s second stint as defence minister.

File photo of Union finance minister Arun Jaitley who has been given additional charge of the defence ministry following Manohar Parrikar’s resignation.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 13, 2017 04:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySabir Hussain

Battlefields & Paradise: Chasing a lifelong dream on a motorcycle

A motorcycle expedition to Ladakh figures on the wishlist of most Indians. However, journalist-traveller Sabir Hussain was one of the few who got to live it eight times beginning 1998 as a member of a motorcycle club. But he wanted to do more. Read about his exciting solo journey to Ladakh as narrated by him.

Riding to Ladakh on a motorbike features on the bucket list of most Indians but only a few get to live it for real.(Sabir Hussain/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2017 09:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySabir Hussain

Tintin turns 88: A fan on his childhood adventures with the boy detective

Tintin’s adventures were also lessons in geography as he took me through Europe, Americas, Asia, India and even through the streets of Delhi much before I saw the national capital, writes Sabir Hussain.

All 140 characters from the Tintin comics come alive in this cartoon mural at the Stokkel metro station in Brussels.(Saubhadra Chatterji)
Updated on Jan 10, 2017 03:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySabir Hussain
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