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Man arrested in Assam for extorting money in ULFA-I’s name

Published on Jan 27, 2024 05:32 PM IST

Police said the acuused, identified as Fakar Uddin, had demanded a cash amount of ₹50 lakh from a businessman named Abdul Hasim

Police said that some criminal-minded people use the names of militant groups to extort money. (Representative Image)
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

AK Rifle used for killing rhino in Kaziranga, poachers arrested with horn: Police

This was the first case of rhino poaching in Assam this year and officials said that the poachers entered Kaziranga by crossing the Brahmaputra river

The Assam Police said they have recovered the poached rhino horn along with an AK Rifle and several rounds of live bullets from Golaghat district. (Image posted on X by Assam DGP)
Published on Jan 27, 2024 02:40 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Chhattisgarh: ED files 2 FIRs in coal levy, liquor scam with ACB; over 100 named

Reacting to the FIR registered by the ACB, former chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the agency’s action is “politically motivated” and is an attempt to defame our leaders before the Lok Sabha elections

Enforcement Directorate (Representative Photo)
Published on Jan 26, 2024 05:55 PM IST

Six workers die in coal mine accident in Nagaland

While the six workers, all from neighbouring Assam, were killed, four others reportedly sustained injuries and were rushed to a hospital in Dimapur where their condition is slated to be critical

Officials said the workers were engaged at work at a coal mine when a landslide occurred. (Representative file photo)
Published on Jan 26, 2024 11:21 AM IST
ByAlice Yhoshu

Independent MLA Dharmendrasinh Vaghela resigns, to return to BJP in Gujarat

Vaghela on Thursday handed over his resignation to assembly Speaker Shankar Chaudhary in Gandhinagar in the morning, and it has been accepted, an official said

Vaghela is the third MLA who has resigned as a member of the state assembly in two months. (Representative file photo)
Published on Jan 26, 2024 09:01 AM IST

Indian tricolour, Ram Lalla flag to be hoisted on Mt. Kilimanjaro on R-Day

On January 26, when the President will be hoisting the Indian tricolour on Kartavya Path in Delhi, about five and a half thousand kilometres away, the Indian national flag and the flag of Prabhu Shri Ram Temple will be hoisted on Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro (Sourced)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 10:13 PM IST

Operation Trinetra: AI, CCTV cameras installed under drive help cops manage crowd

CCTV cameras installed in the Magh Mela area and highways of Sangam city are helping police manage the crowd and ensure the security of pilgrims. Over 5,000 cameras have been installed under Operation Trinetra, with some linked to control rooms and AI-based cameras providing crowd analysis.

CCTV camera. (HT illustration) (HT File)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 09:54 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Odisha Lokayukta files complaint with vigilance court for ‘false’ charges

Jnanaranjan Dash in May last year lodged a complaint with the Lokayukta levelling corruption allegations against two Bhubaneswar rural works division officials

The two engineers submitted photographs of the road indicating that it was in a good condition
Published on Jan 25, 2024 09:45 PM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

Agra lawyers to intensify protests demanding HC bench

In a show of solidarity, lawyers in both Agra and Aligarh plan to collectively abstain from work on February 29 to support this demand.

Lawyers gathered during the meeting at lawns of Agra Bar Association on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 09:38 PM IST

Prayagraj Boat Club to be revamped on the lines of Mumbai Chowpatty

The plans include the establishment of handicraft stalls, eateries and vending zones at the city’s current primary water sports centre.

Prayagraj Boat Club (HT File)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 09:34 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Gujarat Police arrest Paresh Shah, key accused in Vadodara boat capsize incident

Parez Shah, a partner in Kotia Projects, the private firm responsible for managing and maintaining Motnath Lake in the Harni area on the outskirts of Vadodara, had been on the run after the incident

Twelve students and two teachers of the New Sunrise School, who were on a picnic, drowned, while 18 students and two teachers were rescued after an ‘overcrowded’ boat capsized in the Motnath Lake in Vadodara on January 18. (File)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 08:07 PM IST

Magh Mela 2024: On Paush Purnima, over 9 lakh take dip at Sangam; Kalpwas begins

By around 2 pm, 6.60 lakh devotees had taken the holy dip and by 4 pm, the figures reached 7.75 lakh, informed officials.

Thousands of pilgrims taking a dip at Sangam in the Magh Mela area of Prayagraj on Paush Purnima, on Thursday morning. (Anil Kumar Maurya/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 07:53 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

2-yr-old girl killed, 3 kin injured in fire in Prayagraj

A 2-year-old girl died and three family members were seriously injured in a fire allegedly caused by a fire brazier in Prayagraj.

The injured have been admitted to the burn ward of SRN hospital in Prayagraj. (FOR REPRESENTATION)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 07:53 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

NGT seeks explanation from Assam on diversion of forest land for police battalion

NGT observed there are allegations that the Assam government’s top forest officials had illegally diverted 44 hectares of protected forest land for a Commando Battalion headquarters in Barak Valley

The protected forest is located near the Assam-Mizoram border in Hailakandi district. (Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 06:47 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

UP Police likely to get another acting chief

As the state government has not yet sent the names of eligible officers for the top post to the central government, UP is all set to have another acting DGP, fourth in a row.

UP Police Headquarter (HT File)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 06:02 PM IST

Congress seeks extension of paddy procurement drive in Chhattisgarh till March 1

Chhattisgarh Congress president Deepak Baij in a statement said that more than five lakh farmers are yet to sell their paddy and that it will be impossible for them to sell it in the next six days

Chhattisgarh Congress president Deepak Baij. (File)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 05:44 PM IST

Gujarat police arrests Vadodara lake tragedy accused from Odisha

A case under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) of the IPC against 19 persons

People gather during a rescue and search operation near a lake in Vadodara on Thursday, January 18. (PTI)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 12:16 PM IST

Chhattisgarh cabinet decides to not open new liquor shops in state

The cabinet also approved the draft of the Chhattisgarh Appropriation Bill-2024, which will be tabled to address the budget estimates for the fiscal year 2024-25

The cabinet meeting was led by chief minister Vishnu Deo Sai at the Mantralya in Nawa Raipur area. (Representative file photo)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 09:34 AM IST

PCS-2023: Women candidates register biggest success in 11 years

33.46% of women candidates were selected in the PCS-2023 exam, the highest in 11 years. However, women's performance in the top 10 list declined compared to last year.

UPPSC headquarters in Prayagraj (File photo)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 07:52 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Varanasi court terminates proceedings in a case against UPCC president

The MP-MLA court of Additional Civil Judge (Senior Division) Ujjwal Upadhyay passed the order to end further proceedings in compliance with the order of the Allahabad high court, said counsel for Rai, Anuj Yadav.

 (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 06:46 AM IST
By, Varanasi

Maya demands Bharat Ratna for Kanshi Ram

In a series of posts on the social media platform X, Mayawati welcomed the decision of the Central Government to confer the title of Bharat Ratna upon Karpoori Thakur, who served as the Chief Minister of Bihar twice.

Maywati (Sourced)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 05:44 AM IST

CMs of BJP-ruled states to pay obeisance to Ram Lalla

Sharing a post on X, Assam chief minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that he would visit Ayodhya on February 22 with his entire cabinet. Two days later, on February 24, Gujarat chief minister, Bhupendra Singh Patel will be present in Ayodhya and will hold a cabinet meeting as well.

Ram Lalla idol in Ayodhya (sourced)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 05:04 AM IST

Karpoorigram comes alive to celebrate Bharat Ratna to its son

In the afternoon, chief minister Nitish Kumar also reached Karpoorigram, all alone by helicopter, to pay respect to the great socialist icon at the Karpoori Smriti Bhawan.

 (Karpoori Thakur’s granddaughters at their ancestral home in Karpoorigram village of Bihar’s Samastipur district on January 24, 2024.)
Published on Jan 24, 2024 09:31 PM IST
By, Karpoorigram (samastipur)

Ayodhya biz community sees bright future for town

The business community in Ayodhya feels that for the next five to six months, the flow of tourists in the temple town will not ebb

Ayodhya town (HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 24, 2024 09:10 PM IST
By, Ayodhya

Ram Lalla gets 3.17cr online offering on first day

₹3.17 crore received online on Tuesday and the amount received on Wednesday would be revealed after tabulation, the next day

For representation only (PTI)
Published on Jan 24, 2024 09:03 PM IST
By, Ayodhya

No entry for heavy vehicles ahead Paush Purnima Snan

Heavy vehicles will be restricted in the city on the occasion of Paush Purnima from January 24 to January 26. No-entry points have been defined for heavy vehicles. Traffic officials have provided alternative routes for different destinations. Kalpwasis coming for the Magh Mela have been instructed to park their vehicles only at designated parking sites.

Pilgrims arriving for the Paush Purnima Snan at Magh Mela in Prayagraj (Anil Kumar Maurya/HT)
Updated on Jan 24, 2024 08:23 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

UPPCS-2023: Women candidates register biggest success in 11 years

The results of the PCS-2023 exam in Uttar Pradesh show a significant increase in the number of women candidates selected compared to previous years, although their representation in the top-10 list has decreased. Out of 251 candidates selected, 84 are women. The increase in women's success in the exam is seen as a milestone for girl education and women empowerment. However, only two women made it to the top-10 list this year.

UPPSC headquarters in Prayagraj (HT FIle)
Updated on Jan 24, 2024 08:06 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Magh Mela-2024: Preparations complete in Prayagraj, Paush Purnima bathing today

Around 30 lakh pilgrims are expected to brave the winter chill and fog to take the dip scheduled for Thursday

Pilgrims arriving on the eve of Paush Purnima snan in Prayagraj. (Anil Kumar Maurya/HT)
Published on Jan 24, 2024 07:59 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Odisha: 6 dead, 10 injured after truck carrying a troupe overturns on hilly road

The vehicle plunged at least 20ft off the hilly road and the driver of the truck reportedly fled the spot, the police said

Representational image.
Published on Jan 24, 2024 01:30 PM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

Assam: 4,000kg marijuana worth 10 crore seized in Guwahati, two people arrested

STF officials said the vehicle was coming from Tripura, and it took some unusual routes to reach Guwahati to escape the police

Assam police personnel after the drug bust. (Sourced photo/ HT)
Updated on Jan 24, 2024 01:16 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha
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