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Minor girl thrown before speeding car for resisting rape bid in W Champaran

A 14-year-old girl was critically injured after she was allegedly thrown before a speeding vehicle when resisted a rape bid at a village in Bihar’s West Champaran district on Monday late evening, police said.
The victim, who is undergoing treatment at Bagaha subdivision hospital, on Tuesday said that four boys from her village allegedly dragged her towards a school and tried to rape her. (Picture for representation)
The victim, who is undergoing treatment at Bagaha subdivision hospital, on Tuesday said that four boys from her village allegedly dragged her towards a school and tried to rape her. (Picture for representation)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:20 PM IST
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One of Bihar’s oldest Met observatory awaits land for upgradation

The proposal to develop the Purnia meteorological observatory, one of the oldest observatories in Bihar, into a zonal instrument maintenance centre (ZIMC) has been pending for the last five years due to the lack of required land needed for up-gradation, officials aware of the development said.
Bihar deputy chief minister Tar Kishore Prasad aid that the Purnia meteorological observatory would be developed into a ZIMC to facilitate repair work of instruments not only in Bihar but also in West Bengal. (HT Photo)
Bihar deputy chief minister Tar Kishore Prasad aid that the Purnia meteorological observatory would be developed into a ZIMC to facilitate repair work of instruments not only in Bihar but also in West Bengal. (HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:20 PM IST
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ByAditya Nath Jha

Governor returns agri tax Bill back to J’khand govt

Jharkhand governor Ramesh Bais has returned the agriculture produce amendment Bill, 2022 sent for his assent back to the state government directing it to rectify the differences in the Hindi and English versions of the said Bill, which was cleared by the assembly during the budget session, a senior official said.
Jharkhand governor Ramesh Bais. (HT Photo)
Jharkhand governor Ramesh Bais. (HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:20 PM IST
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RJD authorises Lalu to select nominees for RS polls; Tejashwi skips parliamentary board meeting

The Rashtriya Janata Dal ( RJD) central parliamentary board on Tuesday authorised ailing party chief Lalu Prasad to select the nominees of Rajya Sabha polls on June 10 even though an internal rift within the party was visible with the leader of the opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav skipping the party’s apex body meeting in the evening.
RJD MP Misa Bharti arrives at RJD office, in Patna on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
RJD MP Misa Bharti arrives at RJD office, in Patna on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:20 PM IST
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Sena unlikely to back Sambhaji Raje in Rajya Sabha polls, to field its candidates

Shiv Sena on Tuesday announced that the party would field two candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections which are slated to be held for six seats from Maharashtra on June 10
Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje HT File Photo
Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje HT File Photo
Published on May 17, 2022 10:16 PM IST
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By, Mumbai

After Yogi’s tweet, fresh buzz over Lucknow name change

“Seshavatar bhagwan Sri Lakshmanji ki pawan nagri Lucknow mein aapka hardik swagat va abhinandan (warm welcome on your arrival in Lucknow, the land of lord Lakshman),” Yogi had tweeted on Monday
In 2018, former UP minister late Lalji Tandon had in his book ‘Ankaha Lucknow’ stated that Lucknow was originally named after Lakshman. (File Photo)
In 2018, former UP minister late Lalji Tandon had in his book ‘Ankaha Lucknow’ stated that Lucknow was originally named after Lakshman. (File Photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:14 PM IST
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Prayagraj: Cops manning cyber helpdesks at police stations get special training

Cyber fraud complainants will now be directed to cyber helpdesks rather than cyber cells or police stations. After receiving the necessary training, the cops will also help cyber fraud victims at their level.
The cops will now handle the complaints regarding cyber frauds at the help desks at police stations which are being established there. (FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE)
The cops will now handle the complaints regarding cyber frauds at the help desks at police stations which are being established there. (FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:14 PM IST
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By, Prayagraj

Bar associations criticise government order on errant lawyers in district courts

The state government has decided to crack the whip on errant lawyers, who are defaming the legal fraternity by creating lawlessness on the court campuses
The state government has issued a government order (GO) directing all district magistrates to take action against errant lawyers (FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE)
The state government has issued a government order (GO) directing all district magistrates to take action against errant lawyers (FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:04 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Rajasthan: Rat bites patient's eyes in Kota hospital

Roopvati Bai, a 55-year-old patient was admitted to the stroke unit for the past 45 days. According to the hospital deputy superintendent Dr Samir Tondon, the woman is suffering from Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare disorder in which a the body's immune system attacks the nerves.
A 55-year-old stroke patient was bitten in her eye by a rat in Kota.(Twitter/ANI)
A 55-year-old stroke patient was bitten in her eye by a rat in Kota.(Twitter/ANI)
Published on May 17, 2022 09:33 PM IST
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Mundka fire: Delhi court grants one-day police custody of Manish Lakra, 2 others

  • The fire had broken out in a four-storey building near Mundka metro station on April 13. Lakra, the owner of the building, was arrested two days later.
NDRF personnel clear the charred debris from a burnt floor a day after a fire broke out in a commercial building at Mundka, New Delhi. (HT PHOTO.)
NDRF personnel clear the charred debris from a burnt floor a day after a fire broke out in a commercial building at Mundka, New Delhi. (HT PHOTO.)
Published on May 17, 2022 09:29 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

How a Bengaluru man and his family were 'abandoned' by an Ola cab on a highway

A Bengaluru man booked an outstation ride for his family to travel to Mysore on Sunday, but the journey turned awry when collection agents blocked the car and threatened the driver that they'll confiscate the vehicle if he did not pay up his past instalments right at that moment.
An Ola cabs journey went bad when agents stopped a cab to recover loans and left customers stranded in a highway.(AP file photo)
An Ola cabs journey went bad when agents stopped a cab to recover loans and left customers stranded in a highway.(AP file photo)
Updated on May 17, 2022 08:47 PM IST
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ByYamini C S | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Chardham Yatra: Uttarakhand govt mandates registration for devotees 

The government has urged the devotees to start their journey only after checking the registration slots available on the portal of the Uttarakhand Tourism Department.
According to the advisory, no pilgrim will be allowed to go beyond Rishikesh without registration.
According to the advisory, no pilgrim will be allowed to go beyond Rishikesh without registration.
Updated on May 17, 2022 08:33 PM IST
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Three killed, 25 injured as double-decker bus overturns in U.P.’s Unnao

The double-decker bus was on way to Rajasthan from Bihar when the driver lost control over the vehicle and overturned on Agra-Lucknow Expressway near Bangarmau area of Unnao.
A damaged bus that overturned after driver lost control on Lucknow-Agra Expressway, in Unnao district, Tuesday. (PTI)
A damaged bus that overturned after driver lost control on Lucknow-Agra Expressway, in Unnao district, Tuesday. (PTI)
Published on May 17, 2022 08:25 PM IST
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By, Kanpur

11 years later, PMLA court frames charges against Hasan Ali Khan

Over 11 years after his arrest on money-laundering charges, a special PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) court on Tuesday framed charges against Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan and set the stage for starting his trial, at a time when the 70-year-old is critically ill and hospitalised
Hasan Ali Khan HT File Photo
Hasan Ali Khan HT File Photo
Published on May 17, 2022 08:23 PM IST
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By, Mumbai

Five members of inter-state gang arrested for theft at Prayagraj hotel

The inter-state Jackie Gang was involved in sensational theft of cash and jewellery during the engagement function of the nephew of high court judge at Hotel Kanha Shyam in Civil Lines area of Prayagraj on May 12
Five members of inter-state gang arrested in Prayagraj. (HT Photo)
Five members of inter-state gang arrested in Prayagraj. (HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 08:20 PM IST
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By, Prayagraj

Question Bengal minister at 8pm, Calcutta HC orders CBI probe. He is a no-show

The Calcutta high court order on the recruitment of junior school education minister Paresh Chandra Adhikary’s daughter as a teacher in 2018 comes as a huge embarrassment for West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC)
West Bengal’s TMC Kunal Ghosh said he will not comment on the court ruling but the judge shouldn’t overstep the court’s jurisdiction and comment on who can remain a minister and who should be removed from the post. (HT File Photo)
West Bengal’s TMC Kunal Ghosh said he will not comment on the court ruling but the judge shouldn’t overstep the court’s jurisdiction and comment on who can remain a minister and who should be removed from the post. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2022 09:41 PM IST
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Four cops suspended for custodial death in Hathras

Sources revealed that the clash between the two groups took place on Monday night and one person from both the groups was brought to Chandpa police station by the police for further investigations
Four cops suspended for custodial death in Hathras (file photo)
Four cops suspended for custodial death in Hathras (file photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 08:04 PM IST
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A close friend to Mahendra Tikait, farmer leader Ghulam Mohammad dies of heart attack

Jaula worked for Hindu-Muslim unity throughout his life and started the tradition of raising ‘Har Har Mahadev and Allah Hu Akbar’ slogans from the dais in BKU rallies and meetings.
Ghulam Mohammad ‘s body being taken for burial (sourced)
Ghulam Mohammad ‘s body being taken for burial (sourced)
Updated on May 17, 2022 07:57 PM IST
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ByS Raju

FIR against 3 BJP workers for attack on NCP woman member at event attended by Smriti Irani

While the BJP alleged that it is being targeted by MVA, the home minister Dilip Walse-Patil said police will register an offence against whoever is guilty
BJP delegation met the Deccan police officials on Tuesday, demanding action against NCP. (HT PHOTO)
BJP delegation met the Deccan police officials on Tuesday, demanding action against NCP. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 17, 2022 07:54 PM IST
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Karnataka Governor gives assent to anti-conversion ordinance

  • Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot on Tuesday gave his assent to the Ordinance that gave effect to the Karnataka Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021, commonly known as the anti-conversion bill.
Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot. (Source: Current Affairs)
Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot. (Source: Current Affairs)
Published on May 17, 2022 07:49 PM IST
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PMC administrator acting as NCP agent; conduct early elections, says BJP

PUNE As the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the state election commission to hold elections after monsoon, it is now clear that the administrator will be incharge of the civic body and its operations for the next four to five months
The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the state election commission to hold elections after monsoon. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the state election commission to hold elections after monsoon. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on May 17, 2022 07:47 PM IST
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ByAbhay Khairnar

Tata Motors questions disqualification of BEST tender, moves HC

Tata Motors has moved the HC through Karanjawala & Company and Lexicon, challenging the May 6 order of the civic undertaking to disqualify the company from the tender for supplying 1,400 buses
The division bench comprising justice Nitin Sambre and justice Anil Pansare has now posted the petition for further hearing on May 23 (Bloomberg)
The division bench comprising justice Nitin Sambre and justice Anil Pansare has now posted the petition for further hearing on May 23 (Bloomberg)
Published on May 17, 2022 07:27 PM IST
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SGPC to intensify preaching of Sikhism through digital media

The decision to intensify Dharam Parchar (preaching of Sikh religion) through various digital means on an international level was taken during the meeting of SGPC’s Dharam Parchar committee, which was chaired by president Harjinder Singh Dhami
SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami chaired the meeting wherein it was decided to intensify preaching of Sikhism through digital media, on Tuesday. (HT File)
SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami chaired the meeting wherein it was decided to intensify preaching of Sikhism through digital media, on Tuesday. (HT File)
Published on May 17, 2022 07:19 PM IST
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By, Amritsar

Minister says Haryana not releasing ‘Delhi’s share of water', residents suffer

  • The Delhi Jal Board has said water supply will be affected in several parts of the national capital owing to depletion of pond level of the Yamuna river at Wazirabad treatment plant and reduction in release of raw water from Haryana.
People fill their containers from Delhi Jal Board's water tankers in New Delhi on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, due to a severe supply disruption amid scorching heat.(Sanchit Khanna/HT)
People fill their containers from Delhi Jal Board's water tankers in New Delhi on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, due to a severe supply disruption amid scorching heat.(Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Published on May 17, 2022 07:12 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Amid row, Karnataka Textbook Society says Chapter on Bhagat Singh 'not removed'

  • Amid allegations in some quarters that a lesson on freedom fighter Bhagat Singh was omitted, the Karnataka Textbook Society clarified that the chapter has not been removed, and the Kannada textbook of Class 10 is currently at the printing stage.
Indian Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar.(HT Photo/Virendra Prabhakar)
Indian Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar.(HT Photo/Virendra Prabhakar)
Published on May 17, 2022 07:09 PM IST
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Bengaluru BJP leader's suicide due to honey-trap: Reports

  • Byadarahalli Police has recovered a suicide note from the residence of the deceased BJP leader.
46-year-old BJP leader Anantharaju from Bengaluru died by suicide on Thursday.
46-year-old BJP leader Anantharaju from Bengaluru died by suicide on Thursday.
Published on May 17, 2022 07:09 PM IST
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ByYamini C S | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Fire at banquet hall in Delhi's Ashok Vihar area, youth injured 

  • Delhi fire: Officials said 10 fire tenders had been rushed to the spot to douse the flames.
Firefighters during a search operation at Atlantis Banquet hall at GT Karnal Road in Delhi on Tuesday.(Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)
Firefighters during a search operation at Atlantis Banquet hall at GT Karnal Road in Delhi on Tuesday.(Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2022 09:27 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

Bihar judge in court, 3 armed criminals enter his house, rob family at gunpoint

Rohtas SP Ashish Bharti said he was monitoring the investigation into the robbery at Bihar judge Maheshwar Nath Pandey’s official residence in Bikramganj
Bihar judge Maheshwar Nath Pandey told reporters that the robbers had taken away cash and jewellery (Photo courtesy/Livehindustan)
Bihar judge Maheshwar Nath Pandey told reporters that the robbers had taken away cash and jewellery (Photo courtesy/Livehindustan)
Published on May 17, 2022 06:57 PM IST
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ByPrasun K Mishra

Delhi reports 393 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths; minor dip in positivity rate

Delhi Covid-19 update: The death toll has now reached 26,198 while the total case tally now stands at 19,01,128 The positivity rate in the national capital dipped by 0.2 per cent. On Monday, the positivity rate had stood at 3.37 per cent.
Delhi reported 393 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday.(Pic for representation)
Delhi reported 393 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday.(Pic for representation)
Published on May 17, 2022 06:54 PM IST
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By | Written by Aryan Prakash
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