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Portuguese destroyed temples, wipe away their signs: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Updated on Jun 07, 2023 04:58 AM IST

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant claimed the Portuguese began destroying temples and the practice ceased after they signed a peace pact with the Marathas.

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant. (Twitter)
ByGerard de Souza

Gauhati high court quashes Nagaland government’s ban on sale of dog meat

The state cabinet had on July 2020 imposed a ban on the commercial import and trading of dogs, dog markets and the sale of dog meat, both cooked and uncooked

The ban was temporarily suspended in November 2020 by a single bench of the high court. (Gauhati high court)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 11:23 AM IST
ByAlice Yhoshü

Gujarat achieved 55% reduction in carbon emissions: CM Bhupendra Patel

The chief minister said the achievement is attributed to the implementation of the New Solar Policy 2021, initiated on 29 December 2020

To expedite progress towards low carbon emissions, the Gujarat government established the Decarbonization Cell in 2022. (Bhupendra Patel | Facebook)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 09:26 AM IST

Iron rod from metro work in Thane pierces car, no casualty

An iron rod slipped from a construction worker's hands at a metro construction site in Thane, India, and pierced through a car's roof. No injuries reported.

HT Image
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:06 AM IST

Causes, cures of drying rivers discussed on environment day

‘India is the world’s biggest consumer of groundwater but how can we not see perennial rivers turning seasonal gradually’

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 10:30 PM IST

Police recover huge cache of weapons after confession by Atiq’s henchman

On April 5, Abdul Kavi surrendered before the CBI court in Lucknow. Kavi also had an FIR registered against him for assaulting a witness in Raju Pal’s murder Omprakash.

Explosive experts had to be called to defuse the crude bombs. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 10:22 PM IST

After death of two women, LMC to lodge case against Ekana management

“LMC served them with a notice to get its structural strength verified by experts a few months back but the Ekana management never responded to it,” said chief tax fixation officer Ashok Singh.

The hoarding was put up allegedly without securing a permission from the civic body. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 09:52 PM IST

Heads of concerned depts should be present during inspections & meetings: SCPCR chief at meeting held on govt shelter homes

SCPCR chairman Devendra Sharma, along with his team, inspected the accommodation, food, and sanitary conditions of the government girls’ and boys’ shelters.

The development comes after a series of inspections at government shelter homes last week. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 09:47 PM IST

Thunderstorm Fallout: Woman, daughter die after billboard falls on SUV; driver injured

The victims have been identified as Priti and her daughter Angel. Following the accident, the mother-daughter duo and the driver were rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

A huge signboard fell over the SUV outside Ekana sports city in Lucknow. (Deepak Gupta)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 09:44 PM IST

Murder accused, his aides booked for ‘threatening’ witness in Prayagraj

To recall, Lotan was allegedly killed by Noor after the two got into a heated argument over the movement of Tablighi Jamaat members ‘spreading Covid in the country’ in 2020.

A case of murder is ongoing against Noor, who is currently out on bail. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 09:38 PM IST

Railway safety commissioner begins probe into Odisha train accident

The railway safety commissioner visited the signal room and the control room of the Bahanaga Bazar station and interrogated the assistant station manager, who was in charge of the station during the accident

The triple-train accident in Odisha’s Balaosre killed 275 people and injured nearly 1,100 persons on Friday. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 08:44 PM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

Weavers protest against power tariff hike in Meerut, take out march

Weavers in Uttar Pradesh protest against increased power tariffs which they say will affect trade and millions of workers. They marched to the district magistrate's office and handed over a memorandum of demands, threatening to march to Delhi if they are not resolved. The state government has raised tariffs for small machines to INR400 ($5.30) per month from INR65, and for larger machines to INR800 per month from INR130. The weavers say the new policy will ruin the trade and leave them on the brink of starvation.

Weavers taking out protest march in Meerut on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 07:36 PM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

Chhattisgarh woman arrested for thrashing girls at adoption centre

The Kanker district administration has suspended the licence of the NGO that runs the adoption centre, following the incident

A case has been registered against the accused woman and she has been taken into custody. (Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 07:31 PM IST

Taj city marks environment day with cleanliness, plantation drives

District magistrate of Agra Navneet Chahal led an oath ceremony during a meeting held on water conservation and rainwater harvesting in Agra district organised at district headquarters in Agra

Students of Agra varsity taking out a rally against the use of plastics on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 07:08 PM IST

Agra: Rain disrupts women’s cricket match; both teams declared winners

The friendly cricket match was organised between the team of women judicial officers and women lawyers practising in Agra Court

Women members of Agra Bar and Bench share the trophy. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 07:06 PM IST

NIRF: AMU jumps two places to be placed 9th

In the research category, AMU jumped five places to get the 23 rank this year, compared to the last year, when AMU got rank 28

The AMU campus in Aligarh (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 06:56 PM IST
By, Aligarh

NIRF: BHU fifth best university in country

In the university category, BHU secured fifth spot with 65.85 points, climbing one level up from last year

The BHU Campus (HT FIle Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 06:53 PM IST
By, Varanasi

NIRF Index: Lucknow’s KGMU improves overall score

King George?s Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow has been ranked 12th among the top medical institutions in India by the National Institutions Ranking Framework. The university's score improved to 63.93 points for 2023, from 61.68 in 2022 and 64.67 in 2021. In the universities category, KGMU stood at the 45th position with 50.63 points. The dental wing of KGMU did not apply for NIRF ranking this year.

KGMU has been given a score of 63.93 points for the 2023 ranking. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 10:32 PM IST

Disha Patani calls for protection of Indian jumbos

The Bollywood star engaged in volunteer activities such chopping fruits and vegetables which were distributed to the resident elephants while on a trip to the Mathura-based facility

Disha Patani spent a day with rescued eleephants at the WIldlife SOS Elephahnt Conservation and Care Centre, Mathura (Sourced)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 05:38 PM IST

Woman found murdered in Prayagraj: Husband raises suspicion on neighbour; claims valuables missing from house

In his complaint given to police, SI Nihal Singh Yadav posted in GRP Tundla has raised suspicion on his neighbour Ghanshyam Dubey for killing his wife Pushpa Devi, 56, with the motive of loot.

 (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 05:14 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Khadi’s e-Market portal boosting sales of local products made by Prayagraj artisans

U.P. Khadi board member Ramashankar Shakal said that the online sale of Khadi products is going to give impetus to the Swadeshi campaign.

According to officials, artisans are selling their products across the country through the e-portal of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) -- www.khadiindia.gov.in (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 04:58 PM IST

Menstrual hygiene awareness: Varanasi teen encourages peers to use matka incinerators to dispose of sanitary pads

Hailing from a family of farmers, Sakshi says that a lot of people carelessly throw away their used sanitary napkins in unhygienic ways.

While Sakshi aims to become an engineer, she is certain that she would continue her work on menstrual hygiene awareness. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 09:48 PM IST
BySreya Deb

Atiq’s Dubai investments: Police hunting contacts to unearth mafioso’s UAE properties

People of Kareli and other areas of Sangam city who work in Dubai have also been contacted by the Prayagraj police in this regard.

Mafioso Atiq Ahmad (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 04:49 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Impersonating Cachar SP, man calls him up; arrested for trying to dupe officer

According to police, the accused was returning home on Saturday evening when he called SP Cachar Numal Mahatta and addressed himself as SP Cachar

The accused was brought to Cachar district on Sunday where he is being questioned by the authorities. (Representative file image)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:47 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Chhatttisgarh: Three CRPF personnel injured in IED blast in Bastar’s Bijapur

A team of CRPF’s 85 Battalion was out for an area domination exercise on Monday morning when the incident took place

The incident occurred at around 10.30am near Tekameta Hills in the forest which comes under Gangaloor police station of Bijapur district. (Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:41 PM IST

Five bogies of goods train derails in Odisha district; no casualties reported

East Coast Railway officials however denied any role of Railways in the incident and said the line where the derailment happened is a narrow gauge siding of ACC

Police have begun the investigations into the incident. (Representative file image)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:38 PM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

Tripura: Six cadres of banned NLFT surrender before BSF

According to BSF records, 23 NLFT insurgents along with a few commanders have surrendered since 2017

The six cadres were residents of Manikpur in Dhalai District of Tripura. (PTI file photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 09:24 AM IST
ByPriyanka Deb Barman

World Environment Day: Former wedding planners recycle & repurpose 300 tonnes of plastic waste in 5 yrs

Curious as to how this plastic waste is recycled (if at all), the two friends met with several scrap sellers and rag pickers but never got a satisfactory response.

Co-founders Sakshi Jha and Sarfaraz Ali with Union minister Anurag Thakur at the G20 summit with a logo memento created from recycled plastic waste. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 11:27 PM IST
BySreya Deb

New Parliament video goes viral

This 1.47-minute-long Parliament video, which went viral across all social media platforms in no time.

Shah Rukh Khan’s tweet. (Twitter)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:03 PM IST
ByAakash Ghosh

From barren & dry to lush green: Firozabad dist admin, locals develop micro-forest along Lucknow-Agra e-way

The idea behind this micro-forest -- between Firozabad and Agra -- was conceived by the then Firozabad district magistrate Neha Sharma.

Present-day micro-forest (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 11:25 PM IST
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