Among those who received calls were National Conference’s Farooq and Omar Abdullah, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and CPI(M) leader, Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami.
Among those who received calls were National Conference’s Farooq and Omar Abdullah, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and CPI(M) leader, Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami.

Jammu and Kashmir outfits warm to idea of all-party meet

By Harinder Baweja, Mir Ehsan, Smriti Kak Ramachandran, New Delhi/srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:32 AM IST
  • Even as the parties said they would hold consultations internally to decide whether to attend the meeting, clear indications emerged that they were inclined to do so as all of them favoured the restoration of political engagement with New Delhi.
Presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a campaign rally in Tehran, Iran June 15, 2021. (Reuters)
Presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a campaign rally in Tehran, Iran June 15, 2021. (Reuters)

Who is Ebrahim Raisi: All you need to know about Iran's new chief

Reuters | , Dubai
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 11:59 PM IST
The win for Raisi, 60, an implacable critic of the West whose political patron is Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, burnishes his chances of one day succeeding Khamenei at the pinnacle of power, analysts say.
Serou moved from California to Russia in 2019 to study law at a university in Nizhny Novgorod, a major city adjacent to Bor, news reports said.(Representative image)
Serou moved from California to Russia in 2019 to study law at a university in Nizhny Novgorod, a major city adjacent to Bor, news reports said.(Representative image)

US student killed in Russia, body found in woods; one held for murder

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 11:29 PM IST
The body of Catherine Serou, 34, was found in a wooded area near the city of Bor, 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of Moscow, the reports said.
Spain vs Poland ended in 1-1 draw.(Pool via REUTERS)
Spain vs Poland ended in 1-1 draw.(Pool via REUTERS)

Spain struggle to 1-1 draw with Poland

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 02:34 AM IST
  • Morata broke the deadlock in the 25th minute, pouncing to sweep home Gerard Moreno's driven ball into the box and, though a linesman's flag for offside delayed the celebrations, the goal was awarded following a VAR review.
Former IAS officer Arvind Kumar Sharma was Modi’s secretary when the PM was the Gujarat chief minister and is known to have successfully handled the Vibrant Gujarat campaign to attract investments.(PTI Photo)
Former IAS officer Arvind Kumar Sharma was Modi’s secretary when the PM was the Gujarat chief minister and is known to have successfully handled the Vibrant Gujarat campaign to attract investments.(PTI Photo)

Former IAS officer AK Sharma named UP BJP vice-president

By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:22 AM IST
  • AK Sharma, a retired IAS officer close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the party earlier this year
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti said “This resolution was tabled... without adequate consultations with neighbours and regional countries." (ANI Photo)
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti said “This resolution was tabled... without adequate consultations with neighbours and regional countries." (ANI Photo)

India abstains from vote on UNGA’s Myanmar resolution

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:48 AM IST
  • India has been calling for greater engagement with the objective of peacefully resolving all issues
US President Joe Biden's dogs Champ and Major are seen on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.(Reuters / File)
US President Joe Biden's dogs Champ and Major are seen on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.(Reuters / File)

Bidens 'beloved' German Shepherd Champ dies; president, first lady pay tribute

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:08 PM IST
Champ was one of two German Shepherds living at the White House with the Bidens, living alongside Major, the first rescue dog to live in the White House.
The 1991 reforms helped the economy stave off a crisis and then bloom. It is time to outline a credible new reform agenda that will not just bring GDP back to pre-crisis levels, but also ensure growth rates higher than it had when it entered the pandemic. (AFP)
The 1991 reforms helped the economy stave off a crisis and then bloom. It is time to outline a credible new reform agenda that will not just bring GDP back to pre-crisis levels, but also ensure growth rates higher than it had when it entered the pandemic. (AFP)

From 1991, the lessons for the India of 2021

By Montek Singh Ahluwalia
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 09:41 PM IST
Thirty years ago, reforms energised the Indian economy and lifted millions out of poverty. As India grapples with a post-pandemic economic crisis, there are lessons on what to reform and how
Anushka Sharma in a vintage video from her acting class.
Anushka Sharma in a vintage video from her acting class.

Watch a young Anushka Sharma perform an intense scene in her acting class

PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:03 AM IST
  • A few vintage videos from Anushka Sharma's acting classes were shared on YouTube. In the video, Anushka was seen prepping for an intense scene.
Malaika Arora speaks about her son Arhaan Khan's gap year.
Malaika Arora speaks about her son Arhaan Khan's gap year.

Malaika Arora opens up about son Arhaan Khan's gap year

PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:00 PM IST
  • Malaika Arora has opened up about her son Arhaan's gap year. The television host and fitness enthusiast's son turned 18 last year and was supposed to head for his higher studies.
India's Sneh Rana appeals for wicket against England.(HT_PRINT)
India's Sneh Rana appeals for wicket against England.(HT_PRINT)

Sneh Rana becomes first Indian women's cricketer to achieve huge Test feat

UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 11:12 PM IST
Rana became the first Indian woman and fourth overall to have both a 50+ score and a 4+wicket haul on Test debut.
Alia Bhatt(Instagram)
Alia Bhatt(Instagram)

Alia Bhatt stuns in blue for Dabboo Ratnani Check out her old calendar shots

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Alfea Jamal, Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 07:17 PM IST
  • Alia Bhatt recently took to her Instagram feed to share an image of herself looking stunning in the star-studded Dabboo Ratnani calendar. Here are some of her previous shots for the celebrity photographer.
File image of Nasser Hussain(Getty Images)
File image of Nasser Hussain(Getty Images)

'Can't remember India had openers that played short balls better than these two'

UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 05:43 PM IST
  • India vs New Zealand: The duo scored 62 runs for the opening partnership and looked solid in the middle. However, both got out just before Lunch.
Father’s Day 2021: People shared sweet stories of dads and their kids (representational image).(Unsplash)
Father’s Day 2021: People shared sweet stories of dads and their kids (representational image).(Unsplash)

Emotional to funny: Stories of bond of love between dads and their kids

By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 08:39 PM IST
Father’s Day 2021: Ahead of the special day, here are some stories showcasing the loving bond between a father and his child.
The video of the illusion has gathered more than 1.6 million views.(CuriosityShow)
The video of the illusion has gathered more than 1.6 million views.(CuriosityShow)

Video of amazing optical illusion from old Australian TV show goes viral

By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 06:35 PM IST
The video shows one of the hosts showing an illusion involving Ames Trapezoid aka Ames window.
The image shows the tiger being released.(Twitter/@wti_org_india)
The image shows the tiger being released.(Twitter/@wti_org_india)

Tiger rescued from defunct rubber factory in Uttar Pradesh. Watch

PTI | , Bareilly
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 05:17 PM IST
The big cat had entered the now defunct rubber factory premises around 15 months ago after walking out of the Kishanpur sanctuary in Lakhimpur Kheri district.
Breaking Bad and Phir Hera Pheri crossover post shared by Netflix.(Instagram/@netflix_in)
Breaking Bad and Phir Hera Pheri crossover post shared by Netflix.(Instagram/@netflix_in)

Netflix ‘summarises’ Breaking Bad with Phir Hera Pheri quotes, see funny pics

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 05:08 PM IST
“We summarised Breaking Bad with Phir Hera Pheri quotes. Zor zor se bolke sabko scheme bata de,” Netflix wrote while sharing the post on Instagram.
rihanmumbai Municipal Corporation appointed a tree surgeon to protect vulnerable trees.(Twitter/@ANI)
rihanmumbai Municipal Corporation appointed a tree surgeon to protect vulnerable trees.(Twitter/@ANI)

Tree surgeon appointed in Mumbai to protect vulnerable trees from falling

ANI | , Mumbai, Maharashtra
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 04:04 PM IST
On a pilot project, the tree surgeon Vaibhav Raje has been appointed in BMC's D-ward, which includes areas like Malabar hill, Tardeo and Peddar Road in Mumbai.
The image shows Kylo, the cat that drinks water in a 'strange' way.(Instagram/@iamkylo_)
The image shows Kylo, the cat that drinks water in a 'strange' way.(Instagram/@iamkylo_)

This cat’s ‘strange’ way of drinking water leaves people chuckling. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 02:42 PM IST
The video shows a cat named Kylo. It is a “4-year-old tuxedo ragdoll cat who is going with the flow.”
Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to pay tribute to Milkha Singh.(FIle Photo)
Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to pay tribute to Milkha Singh.(FIle Photo)

RIP Milkha Singh: Anand Mahindra pays heartfelt tribute to ‘The Flying Sikh’

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 01:21 PM IST
“How can my generation explain what Milkha Singh meant to us?”, reads a part of the post shared by Anand Mahindra.
Smriti Irani shared a video showing behind-the-scenes of the show Game Of Thrones.(Instagram/@smritiiraniofficial)
Smriti Irani shared a video showing behind-the-scenes of the show Game Of Thrones.(Instagram/@smritiiraniofficial)

‘Gen Zs ka Saas Bahu English Drama’: Smriti Irani misses Game of Thrones

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 12:44 PM IST
Smriti Irani took to Instagram to shared a Game of Thrones related video.
Paraceratherium linxiaense giant rhinos in the Linxia Basin during the Oligocene.(VIA REUTERS)
Paraceratherium linxiaense giant rhinos in the Linxia Basin during the Oligocene.(VIA REUTERS)

Fossils found in China show new species of extinct giant rhino that roamed Asia

Reuters | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 11:59 AM IST
The fossils including a skull and two vertebrae were found in the reddish-brown sandstone of the Linxia basin.
Three beluga whales swim together in an acclimation pool after arriving at Mystic Aquarium.(AP)
Three beluga whales swim together in an acclimation pool after arriving at Mystic Aquarium.(AP)

Aquarium in Connecticut to auction off chance to name three beluga whales

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 11:38 AM IST
President and CEO Stephen Coan said the Sea Research Foundation has teamed with the New York-based auction house Guernsey’s to hold a fundraising auction.
India's Virat Kohli in action.(Action Images via Reuters)
India's Virat Kohli in action.(Action Images via Reuters)

WTC Final: Kohli, Rahane fight hard to take India to 146/3 on curtailed Day 2

PTI | , Southampton
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 11:09 PM IST
Kohli was an epitome of patience as he remained unbeaten on 44 off 124 balls on a day when there were multiple stoppages due to bad light and light drizzle.
England's Amy Jones and India's Sneh Rana on day three of the Women's International Test match at the Bristol County Ground, England,.(AP)
England's Amy Jones and India's Sneh Rana on day three of the Women's International Test match at the Bristol County Ground, England,.(AP)

Women's one-off Test between India and England ends in draw

PTI | , Bristol
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 11:08 PM IST
India were forced to follow-on on Friday after conceding a 165-run first innings lead to England. But the visitors recovered from a middle-order batting collapse in their second innings to defy the home side bowlers on a sluggish pitch on the fourth and final day.
Shane Warne and Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson.(File)
Shane Warne and Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson.(File)

'Very disappointed': Warne slams NZ for not playing a spinner in WTC final

UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 08:17 PM IST
  • In a tweet, Warne said that the pitch will offer spin to bowlers, and New Zealand will be in trouble if India reach a total of 275 to 300 in the first innings.
Virat Kohli in discussion with umpires.(Twitter)
Virat Kohli in discussion with umpires.(Twitter)

Kohli not happy after umpire sends catch appeal upstairs despite no DRS from NZ

UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 07:27 PM IST
WTC Final: India captain Virat Kohli was not pleased with umpire's decision to send a catch appeal upstairs.
India's Shubman Gill plays a shot.(ANI/ICC)
India's Shubman Gill plays a shot.(ANI/ICC)

'Gill did it regularly': Bangar on how India 'disturbed' length of NZ bowlers

PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 06:31 PM IST
  • Speaking on Star Sports during the Lunch, former India cricketer and batting coach Sanjay Bangar explained how India openers disturbed the rhythym of New Zealand bowlers in the first hour.
Manoj Bajpayee reveals his real life Chellam sir.
Manoj Bajpayee reveals his real life Chellam sir.

Manoj Bajpayee reveals who is his real life Chellam sir

PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:56 AM IST
  • Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who sought Chellam sir's help throughout The Family Man 2 show, has revealed his go-to person for such situations in real life.
Kajal Aggarwal with her sister Nisha Aggarwal.
Kajal Aggarwal with her sister Nisha Aggarwal.

On Kajal’s birthday, her sister has 'selfish' wish: 'Hope she has a baby soon'

PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:59 AM IST
  • Kajal Aggarwal celebrated her 36th birthday on June 19. Her sister Nisha Aggarwal has a unique wish for the actor.
Anushka Sharma in a vintage video from her acting class.
Anushka Sharma in a vintage video from her acting class.

Watch a young Anushka Sharma perform an intense scene in her acting class

PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:03 AM IST
  • A few vintage videos from Anushka Sharma's acting classes were shared on YouTube. In the video, Anushka was seen prepping for an intense scene.
Keerthy Suresh shared the pictures on the occasion of International Picnic Day.
Keerthy Suresh shared the pictures on the occasion of International Picnic Day.

Keerthy Suresh shares beach pics with pet Nyke, see here

PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 11:00 PM IST
  • Actor Keerthy Suresh took to her Instagram account to share pictures with her pet dog, Nyke from her beach visit on the occasion of International Picnic Day on Friday. See here.
Malaika Arora speaks about her son Arhaan Khan's gap year.
Malaika Arora speaks about her son Arhaan Khan's gap year.

Malaika Arora opens up about son Arhaan Khan's gap year

PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:00 PM IST
  • Malaika Arora has opened up about her son Arhaan's gap year. The television host and fitness enthusiast's son turned 18 last year and was supposed to head for his higher studies.
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Childhood exercise may maintain, promote cognitive function in later life: Study

ANI | , Tokyo, Japan
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 08:59 PM IST
Research over the previous decade has shown that exercise during childhood affects the development of cognitive functions.
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Doing more family caregiving might help reduce risk of suicide in men: Study

ANI | , Colorado
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 08:41 PM IST
Suicide rates were found to be lower in countries where men reported more family care work. In countries where men reported more such care work, higher unemployment rates were not associated with higher suicide rates in men.
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Here's why skipping morning meal can have ill-effects on health

ANI | , Washington Dc
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 08:32 PM IST
A clinical survey showed that skipping breakfast and missing out on the calcium, vitamin C, fibre, vitamins and minerals, likely left adults low on those nutrients for the entire day.
(Representational)
(Representational)

Here's how yoga can be used as therapy in rheumatoid arthritis management

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 08:19 PM IST
Yoga holds the immense potential to be an adjunct therapeutic regimen in rheumatoid arthritis patients and has tremendous rehabilitative potential.
SP (rural) Keshav Mishra said that accused was arrested from Sardhana area on Saturday evening and the country-made pistols used for the murder has also been recovered.
SP (rural) Keshav Mishra said that accused was arrested from Sardhana area on Saturday evening and the country-made pistols used for the murder has also been recovered.

Man arrested for killing sister who eloped in UP

By S Raju, Meerut
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 02:03 AM IST
  • According to officials familiar with the matter, on June 13, the victim eloped to Mathura with a 19-year-old man from a neighbouring village, who then disappeared
The Allahabad high court on June 15 dismissed the protection plea of a live-in couple in another case, noting that the woman was already married to another man (HT FILE PHOTO)
The Allahabad high court on June 15 dismissed the protection plea of a live-in couple in another case, noting that the woman was already married to another man (HT FILE PHOTO)

‘We are not against live-in relationships’: Allahabad HC

By JItendra Sarin, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 02:11 AM IST
  • The court said this on Friday while granting police protection to petitioners who were of marriageable age and wanted a live-in relationship, and subsequently got married to each other.
Singh announced the completion of the documentary on June 7 last year, the date on which in 1893 Gandhi was thrown off a train at Pietermaritzburg Station in South Africa because it was reserved for whites only. The incident sparked off his lifelong fight against discrimination.(Wikimedia)
Singh announced the completion of the documentary on June 7 last year, the date on which in 1893 Gandhi was thrown off a train at Pietermaritzburg Station in South Africa because it was reserved for whites only. The incident sparked off his lifelong fight against discrimination.(Wikimedia)

Gandhi documentary wins top award at New York Indian Film Festival

PTI | , Johannesburg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:56 AM IST
The film, titled ‘Ahimsa – Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless’, written and directed by Ramesh Sharma, was produced by Singh’s company Videovision to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth in 2019.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti said “This resolution was tabled... without adequate consultations with neighbours and regional countries." (ANI Photo)
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti said “This resolution was tabled... without adequate consultations with neighbours and regional countries." (ANI Photo)

India abstains from vote on UNGA’s Myanmar resolution

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:48 AM IST
  • India has been calling for greater engagement with the objective of peacefully resolving all issues
Spain vs Poland ended in 1-1 draw.(Pool via REUTERS)
Spain vs Poland ended in 1-1 draw.(Pool via REUTERS)

Spain struggle to 1-1 draw with Poland

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 02:34 AM IST
  • Morata broke the deadlock in the 25th minute, pouncing to sweep home Gerard Moreno's driven ball into the box and, though a linesman's flag for offside delayed the celebrations, the goal was awarded following a VAR review.
Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Group E - Spain v Poland - La Cartuja Stadium, Seville, Spain - June 19, 2021 Poland's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring their first goal with Karol Swiderski Pool via REUTERS/David Ramos 6

kar vs que scorecard 2020

UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:52 AM IST
FILE PHOTO: Netherlands' Memphis Depay.(Pool via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Netherlands' Memphis Depay.(Pool via REUTERS)

Barcelona signs Netherlands striker Memphis Depay

AP | , Barcelona, Spain
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:01 AM IST
  • After stints with Dutch club PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United, Depay joined Lyon in January 2017. His last season with Lyon was his best, scoring 20 goals.
Euro 2020 Football Highlights, Spain vs Poland(Pool via REUTERS)
Euro 2020 Football Highlights, Spain vs Poland(Pool via REUTERS)

Euro 2020 Highlights: Lewandowsi saves the day, Spain 1-1 Poland in FT

UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 02:25 AM IST
Euro 2020 Football Highlights, Spain vs Poland: The match ended in draw. Robert Lewandowski scored the equaliser in 2nd half. Alvaro Morata scored for Spain to give them a 1-0 lead as match goes to half time. Follow Highlights of Euro 2020, Spain vs Poland.
The suspect, a 35-year-old man, also was hospitalized in critical but stable condition. The identities of the suspect and victims were not immediately released.(AFP representative image)
The suspect, a 35-year-old man, also was hospitalized in critical but stable condition. The identities of the suspect and victims were not immediately released.(AFP representative image)

Driver rams cyclists in Arizona race, critically injuring 6

AP | , Arizona
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:47 AM IST
Six cyclists were taken to a hospital in critical condition after the crash in the mountain town of Show Low, about a three-hour drive northeast of Phoenix, police said. At least two others went to the hospital themselves.
Swiss police officers patrol near temporary security fencing along the waterfront near Villa La Grange before of the U.S. Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (Bloomberg)
Swiss police officers patrol near temporary security fencing along the waterfront near Villa La Grange before of the U.S. Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (Bloomberg)

Covid-19 batters Russia as daily cases soar; Moscow hard hit

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:43 AM IST
More than half of the new infections are in Moscow, where cases have tripled this month. The soaring case count has caused alarm among officials, who have increased measures to obstruct the spread.
A view of the Burj Al Arab hotel and Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 9, 2021. (Reuters)
A view of the Burj Al Arab hotel and Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 9, 2021. (Reuters)

Dubai eases travel curbs for fully vaccinated Indian travellers

PTI | , Dubai
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:18 AM IST
With regard to travel from India, only passengers with a valid residence visa who have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine, are allowed to travel to Dubai.
The George Floyd statue is unveiled, as part of Juneteenth celebrations, in Brooklyn, New York, US, June 19, 2021. (REUTERS)
The George Floyd statue is unveiled, as part of Juneteenth celebrations, in Brooklyn, New York, US, June 19, 2021. (REUTERS)

On new 'Juneteenth' national holiday, US marks slavery's end

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:11 AM IST
Hundreds of events were planned across the country, from New York to Los Angeles, and most notably in Galveston, Texas, the symbolic heart of the Juneteenth commemoration.
Anushka Sharma in a vintage video from her acting class.
Anushka Sharma in a vintage video from her acting class.

Watch a young Anushka Sharma perform an intense scene in her acting class

PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:03 AM IST
  • A few vintage videos from Anushka Sharma's acting classes were shared on YouTube. In the video, Anushka was seen prepping for an intense scene.
Malaika Arora speaks about her son Arhaan Khan's gap year.
Malaika Arora speaks about her son Arhaan Khan's gap year.

Malaika Arora opens up about son Arhaan Khan's gap year

PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:00 PM IST
  • Malaika Arora has opened up about her son Arhaan's gap year. The television host and fitness enthusiast's son turned 18 last year and was supposed to head for his higher studies.
Anupam Kher made his acting debut with Mahesh Bhatt's multiple award-winning movie Saransh.
Anupam Kher made his acting debut with Mahesh Bhatt's multiple award-winning movie Saransh.

When Anupam Kher was rejected by AIR Shimla for casual announcer job

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 09:14 PM IST
Anupam Kher, who was on a visit to Shimla, recounted an incident that took place in 1974 when he had tried his hand at making announcements on AIR. He fumbled and messed it up.
Minissha Lamba opened about her initial days in Mumbai.
Minissha Lamba opened about her initial days in Mumbai.

Minissha says her landlady accused her of stealing in her initial days

UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 09:23 PM IST
  • Minissha Lamba made her acting debut in 2005. The actor has now opened up about her initial days in Mumbai and how her landlady accused her of stealing.
Geetika Mahendru (Sourced)
Geetika Mahendru (Sourced)

Situation is very depressing, but we have to rise above it: Geetika Mahendru

By S Farah Rizvi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 05:23 PM IST
Actor Geetika Mehandru, who started her career with film Kabir Singh, followed by Satellite Sankar, says she has lost work due to the pandemic
Shoaib Ibrahim and Dipika Kakar got married in 2018.
Shoaib Ibrahim and Dipika Kakar got married in 2018.

Shoaib slams troll who called Dipika 'irritating': 'She's precious for us'

PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 02:43 PM IST
  • Shoaib Ibrahim has slammed an Instagram user for insulting his wife Dipika Kakar. Shoaib replied that Dipika is precious for him.
Arjun Bijlani cries in the latest promo for Khatron Ke Khiladi 11.
Arjun Bijlani cries in the latest promo for Khatron Ke Khiladi 11.

Arjun Bijlani cries in new promo for Khatron Ke Khiladi 11, watch video

PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 02:21 PM IST
  • Arjun Bijlani is the focus of the latest promo for Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 and host Rohit Shetty is sen making fun of his fears. Check it out here.
Nisha Rawal with her son Kavish Mehra.
Nisha Rawal with her son Kavish Mehra.

Nisha shares birthday party pics of son amid row with husband Karan. See here

PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:43 AM IST
  • Nisha Rawal dropped pictures from her son Kavish Mehra's birthday party. She is currently embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with husband Karan Mehra.
Last year, Infosys - India's second largest IT firm - had announced plans to hire 12,000 American workers over the next two years, taking its hiring commitment in the country to 25,000 over five years.(Mint/ File photo)
Last year, Infosys - India's second largest IT firm - had announced plans to hire 12,000 American workers over the next two years, taking its hiring commitment in the country to 25,000 over five years.(Mint/ File photo)

Infosys sees massive hike in H-1B approval rates, says COO Pravin Rao

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:49 PM IST
H-1B approval rates for Infosys has significantly increased, says COO
Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani. (Reuters File )
Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani. (Reuters File )

Strengthened our talent pool with 19,230 graduates from India, says Infosys

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 07:25 PM IST
Speaking at Infosys' 40th annual general meeting on Saturday, chairman Nandan Nilekani also noted that the company is well-positioned for another year of "market-leading performance" in a post-pandemic, cloud-first digital era.
This year NTPC's position improved from 47th and is ranked 38th in the top 50.(REUTERS)
This year NTPC's position improved from 47th and is ranked 38th in the top 50.(REUTERS)

NTPC among top 50 Great Place to Work

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 04:36 PM IST
  • NTPC is the only Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) to consistently feature in India's top 50 best workplaces. The PSU comes under the ministry of power.
Representational: The govt has formed an expert panel to recommend the minimum wage floor with a three-year tenure.(Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)
Representational: The govt has formed an expert panel to recommend the minimum wage floor with a three-year tenure.(Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)

No intention to delay fixation of minimum wage, national floor wage: Govt

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 03:41 PM IST
  • The government constituted an 'expert group' under the chairmanship of Professor Ajit Mishra, who is a renowned economist, to offer technical inputs and recommendations on the fixation of minimum wages and national floor wages.
Uddhav Thackeray also asserted that the Sena’s primary aim is not obtaining power and it would not compromise for that. (HT File)(HT_PRINT)
Uddhav Thackeray also asserted that the Sena’s primary aim is not obtaining power and it would not compromise for that. (HT File)(HT_PRINT)

Uddhav Thackeray slams ‘party-centric talk’ of fighting elections alone

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:45 AM IST
  • Uddhav Thackeray’s statement comes days after Mumbai Congress chief Bhai Jagtap said he was ready to contest the next year’s Mumbai civic polls without allying with the Sena
HT Image
HT Image

Fewer ICU, ventilator beds vacant in Mumbai

By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:08 AM IST
The higher ICU and ventilator bed occupancy is behind the BMC’s decision to stick to its level-three unlock status, even though Mumbai now qualifies for level one.
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Covid-19 impact: Mumbai’s poor have got poorer

By Jyoti Shelar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:06 AM IST
A large-scale study in Mumbai’s M East Ward — one of the poorest in the financial capital — has found that the average income of its residents has decreased by as much as 47% due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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By Manish K Pathak, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 11:31 PM IST
Shahu Nagar police arrested a 55-year-old man from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly stealing his wife’s cash and gold ornaments worth 57 lakh
Meanwhile, traders across the city said they are working with police to ensure compliance, adding that shoppers also need to cooperate to prevent the spread. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Meanwhile, traders across the city said they are working with police to ensure compliance, adding that shoppers also need to cooperate to prevent the spread. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Curb Covid complacency, orders Arvind Kejriwal

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 03:03 AM IST
  • Following the instructions, the Delhi Police on Saturday formed committees in every police station to conduct localised campaigns on wearing masks, social distancing and hand hygiene.
A police team rushed Pal to a nearby hospital but the doctors declared him dead on arrival. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A police team rushed Pal to a nearby hospital but the doctors declared him dead on arrival. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Driving drunk, cop rams cab on Barapullah; 35-yr-old driver killed

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 02:54 AM IST
  • Police said cab driver Prem Pal was driving his Swift Dzire car towards Sarai Kale Khan when an allegedly speeding Mahindra KUV 100 being driven by constable Mohit Bhardwaj rammed it from behind
"Here, we are happy to share that Delhi on Friday received 167,000 Covishield doses for the 18-44 age group,” said Atishi.(Screengrab)
"Here, we are happy to share that Delhi on Friday received 167,000 Covishield doses for the 18-44 age group,” said Atishi.(Screengrab)

295k doses available for 18-44 age group: Atishi

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 02:48 AM IST
  • Presenting the Delhi government’s daily vaccination bulletin, the MLA from Kalkaji said Delhi now has 258,000 doses of Covishield and 37,000 doses of Covaxin available for the 18-44 age group.
Although we cannot compensate for the huge loss every family has to bear, we can, at the very least, pay our respect and ensure the families of these personnel live a life of dignity,” said Manish Sisodia. (HT file)
Although we cannot compensate for the huge loss every family has to bear, we can, at the very least, pay our respect and ensure the families of these personnel live a life of dignity,” said Manish Sisodia. (HT file)
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By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 02:42 AM IST
  • Of the six, three were Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel, two from Delhi Police personnel and one from civil defence.
A deserted highway in Bengaluru after a lockdown was imposed by the Karnataka government as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus.(File photo)
A deserted highway in Bengaluru after a lockdown was imposed by the Karnataka government as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus.(File photo)

Curbs in Karnataka to be further eased in 19 dists from Monday

PTI | , Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 11:28 PM IST
The 16 districts with less than five per cent positivity rate are Belagavi, Mandya, Koppal, Chikkaballapura, Tumakuru, Kolar,Bengaluru Urban (including BBMP limits), Gadag, Raichur, Bagalkote, Kalaburagi, Haveri, Ramanagar, Yadgir and Bidar, Yediyurappa said.
Covid lockdown in Karnataka: The government had eased some restrictions last week including allowing public parks to reopen in Bengaluru. (PTI)
Covid lockdown in Karnataka: The government had eased some restrictions last week including allowing public parks to reopen in Bengaluru. (PTI)

Lockdown relaxed in 16 Karnataka districts; hotels and restaurants can open

By Arun Dev
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:03 PM IST
The new relaxations are applicable to 16 districts - Bengaluru urban, Uttara Kannada, Belagavi, Mandya, Koppala, Chikkaballapur, Tumkur, Kolar, Gadag, Raichur, Bagalkote, Kalaburagi, Haveri, Ramnagara, Yadagiri and Bidar.
A neighbour said that theman spent most of his earnings on liquor.(Representative image)
A neighbour said that theman spent most of his earnings on liquor.(Representative image)

Karnataka man cuts off leg for not getting alcohol, in critical condition

By hindustantimes.com, Siddapura
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 11:51 AM IST
Karnataka's Papanna was also facing financial difficulty as he wasn't getting work as a percussionist.
Chief minister BS Yediyurappa, BJP national general secretary Arun Singh, and other senior leaders were present during the meeting.(PTI File Photo)
Chief minister BS Yediyurappa, BJP national general secretary Arun Singh, and other senior leaders were present during the meeting.(PTI File Photo)

BJP warns Karnataka detractors of action amid discord

By HT Correspondent, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 01:33 AM IST
  • Even before Arun Singh arrived on a three-day visit to iron out differences in the state unit, similar warnings were given, but failed to reign in dissent
A day-time camera trap photo of a Barking deer at the water hole. (PHOTO COURTESY: NARBIR S. KAHLON)
A day-time camera trap photo of a Barking deer at the water hole. (PHOTO COURTESY: NARBIR S. KAHLON)

Wildbuzz: The timid kakar

By Vikram Jit Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 02:35 AM IST
Taking to its heels at the slightest sign of danger or a perceived threat, perhaps, accounts for its survival in a jungle where poachers particularly savour its flesh and natural predators such as leopards are forever on the prowl; the burglars included rifle-wielding poachers apprehensive about their nefarious nocturnal activities being caught on these stand-alone cameras
My sister was a consummate tomboy, she dabbled in select co-curricular activities and excelled in fields of her choice. (Representative image/HT)
My sister was a consummate tomboy, she dabbled in select co-curricular activities and excelled in fields of her choice. (Representative image/HT)

Guest Column: From callow to mellow – a roller-coaster ride

By Suruchi Kalra Choudhary
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 02:30 AM IST
As we moved on in life – career, matrimony, maternity — the storehouse of our memories give us solace and brings a smile; the prevailing pandemic has put restrictions on physical movement but emotions are boundless.
Both sorts of human beings who enter the portals of the retirement zone are entitled to their own perspective, of course. There is no universal answer to life’s choices. (Representative Image/HT File)
Both sorts of human beings who enter the portals of the retirement zone are entitled to their own perspective, of course. There is no universal answer to life’s choices. (Representative Image/HT File)

Random forays: Retirement is truly a new beginning

By Vivek Atray
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 02:23 AM IST
The bold retiree of today will thus not allow himself or herself to sit back and relax with a dozen newspapers, once breakfast is over. He or she will start up an enterprise or learn a new skill or even take up a practice such as law or teaching. He will be off to work at 9 o’clock just as he used to forever.
For those in their teens in the 1970s, Kabir Bedi with his roots in Punjab and his partner Protima Gupta, an unusual Ambala girl, were the rebels of the times, they threw convention to the winds and lived life their own way making shock waves. (HT Photo)
For those in their teens in the 1970s, Kabir Bedi with his roots in Punjab and his partner Protima Gupta, an unusual Ambala girl, were the rebels of the times, they threw convention to the winds and lived life their own way making shock waves. (HT Photo)

Roundabout: Kabir Bedi still in tune with the Punjabi within

By Nirupama Dutt
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 02:37 AM IST
For those in their teens in the 1970s, Kabir Bedi with his roots in Punjab and his partner Protima Gupta, an unusual Ambala girl, were the rebels of the times, they threw convention to the winds and lived life their own way making shock waves
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Noida: GIMS director’s fake email IDs created, FIR lodged

UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:59 PM IST
Noida: A case has been registered against unknown persons for allegedly making two fake email IDs of director of the Greater Noida Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) and demanding money from the staff
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Noida: Two persons arrested for running prostitution racket

PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:59 PM IST
Noida: The Gautam Budh Nagar police’s anti-human trafficking unit (AHTU) on Saturday arrested two persons for allegedly running a prostitution racket in the district
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Man beaten up in Dadri road rage, four arrested

PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:58 PM IST
Greater Noida: In an incident of road rage, a 26-year-old man was allegedly beaten up by four persons in Dadri on Friday evening
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Loni thrashing incident: Local politician arrested by Ghaziabad crime branch

PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:57 PM IST
Ghaziabad: The crime branch of Ghaziabad police on Saturday arrested Ummed Pehalwan Idrisi, a local politician, from Delhi
A massive crowding was witnessed at the inauguration of NCP's party office in Pune on Saturday.
A massive crowding was witnessed at the inauguration of NCP's party office in Pune on Saturday.

Ajit Pawar has no moral right, says BJP leader after this video goes viral

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 11:02 PM IST
Ajit Pawar on Saturday held a review meeting with Pune officials over the Covid-19 situation and said people heading to Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala is a cause of concern.
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Three booked for unscientific disposal of jaggery waste

By Nadeem Inamdar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 09:26 PM IST
The Pune rural police and the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) in a joint raid booked three persons attached to ferrying biowaste of jaggery units in Yawat and also slapped notices against nine owners on charges of allegedly burning biomedical waste in violation of the laid down rules and regulations
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Admission process for three management courses at SPPU begins

By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 09:24 PM IST
The admission process for the three different courses at the Department of Management Sciences (Pumba) of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has begun
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Pune’s CIRT signs MoU with Nagpur IIM

By Siddharth Gadkari, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 09:22 PM IST
Pune based Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT) and Nagpur-based Indian Institute of Management (IIMN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build competencies and generate industry-oriented knowledge in transport management in the presence of union minister for road transport, highways and micro, small and medium enterprises Nitin Gadkari on Thursday
Chirag Paswan told the EC that the rebels had no locus standi to make the decisions that they had. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)(PTI)
Chirag Paswan told the EC that the rebels had no locus standi to make the decisions that they had. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)(PTI)

Chirag Paswan calls on Lok Sabha Speaker, Paras disbands all LJP units

By Vijay Swaroop, Patna
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:13 AM IST
  • Chirag Paswan met Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to present his case against the decision to accept the claim of the other faction declaring Paras as the leader of the party in the Lok Sabha.
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Antique idols stolen from temple in Patna

By Avinash Kumar, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:02 PM IST
Four antique idols of different Hindu gods were stolen from a temple at Gwaltoli under the Agamkuan police station area in Patna City Friday night, triggering protest by some locals on Saturday
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Woman given two shots of vaccine within minutes in Bihar

By Ruchir Kumar, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:02 PM IST
A 67-year-old woman, who was given a shot each of Covaxin and Covishied in a short interval of time at a vaccination camp in Bihar recently, was doing fine, said the health department on Saturday
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Bihar records 149% surplus rain this month; yellow alert till June 21

By Megha, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:00 PM IST
Monsoon remained active over Bihar bringing heavy rain in southwest parts and moderate rain in the other parts of the state during the past 24 hours, said officials of Patna Meteorological Centre on Saturday
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused Khori village residents’ request to not demolish homes (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused Khori village residents’ request to not demolish homes (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)

Resettle us on humanitarian grounds: Khori Gaon residents appeal to authorities

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 05:09 AM IST
  • “Even if we want to leave the place and go somewhere else, most of us do not have the financial strength to take this step as we have not had jobs since the start of the pandemic” said a resident from the village who did not wish to be named.
Banjara market in Gurugram is flourishing with customers again (Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT)
Banjara market in Gurugram is flourishing with customers again (Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT)

Customers return to Gurugram’s Banjara Market, shop owners elated

By Digvijay
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2021 11:10 AM IST
The reopening of the market has made sellers optimistic about the future, after months of no business.
Authorities have identified 20 critical waterlogging spots. (HT Archive)
Authorities have identified 20 critical waterlogging spots. (HT Archive)

Waterlogging issues to be resolved by quick response teams

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 10:20 PM IST
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has formed a quick response team to manage waterlogging issues during monsoon, officials said on Thursday. The authority has also identified 20 critical waterlogging points across the district.
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Fortis to provide Sputnik jabs in Ggm from June 19

By Archana Mishra, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 10:20 PM IST
The Russian-made vaccine against Covid-19, Sputnik V, will be rolled out in Gurugram for the first time, at Fortis Memorial Research Institute from June 19
“Our legal cell is exploring all options where petitions can be filed. Our lawyers are making preparations,” said Dilip Ghosh(PTI image)
“Our legal cell is exploring all options where petitions can be filed. Our lawyers are making preparations,” said Dilip Ghosh(PTI image)

BJP plans to challenge Bengal results in court

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 03:19 AM IST
  • Dilip Ghosh’s comments came a day after TMC leaders filed four separate petitions in the Calcutta high court challenging the poll results in Balarampur, Goghat, Moyna and Bangaon Dakshin seats
Kolkata: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said the party is planning to challenge the election results in some of the constituencies where the party was defeated by the Trinamool Congress by a narrow margin. (PTI)
Kolkata: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said the party is planning to challenge the election results in some of the constituencies where the party was defeated by the Trinamool Congress by a narrow margin. (PTI)

BJP may also challenge poll results in some seats, says Bengal’s Dilip Ghosh

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 08:22 PM IST
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who has been criticising the Mamata Banerjee government over the law and order situation in the state, fired another round on Saturday from Delhi.
According to the police, the incident came to light late on Friday when the elder brother of Mohammed Asif, the accused, filed a police complaint(HT Archives. Representative image)
According to the police, the incident came to light late on Friday when the elder brother of Mohammed Asif, the accused, filed a police complaint(HT Archives. Representative image)

Bengal man killed 4 of his family, buried them in their house; arrested: Cops

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:35 AM IST
  • According to the police, the accused sedated his kin, drowned them in a tank and buried them
A health worker prepares a syringe with Covishield, Serum Institute of India's version of the AstraZeneca vaccine, during a drive-in vaccination program in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
A health worker prepares a syringe with Covishield, Serum Institute of India's version of the AstraZeneca vaccine, during a drive-in vaccination program in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

West Bengal reports 2,788 new Covid-19 cases, 58 deaths

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 09:47 AM IST
Covid-19 in West Bengal: North 24 Parganas district registered the highest number of fresh cases at 388 followed by Kolkata (287), Purba Medinipur (265), and Darjeeling (240).
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Party leadership won’t change in Jharkhand: Oraon

By HT Correspondent, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:11 PM IST
State Congress chief and finance minister Rameshwar Oraon on Saturday ruled out possibilities of change in guard of the party in Jharkhand, saying that his recent meet with party leaders in the national capital was a “courtesy call”
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Post-Covid complication: 15 die of blood clotting in 20 days at RIMS

By Bedanti Saran, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 10:10 PM IST
The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on many patients who are still struggling with complications arising after infected, particularly in the form of Mucormycosis (black fungus) and thrombosis
Mucormycosis is a fungal infection leading to prolonged morbidity and even mortality among Covid-19 patients.(PTI file photo)
Mucormycosis is a fungal infection leading to prolonged morbidity and even mortality among Covid-19 patients.(PTI file photo)

Jharkhand on high alert as mucormycosis cases rise

PTI | , Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 02:36 PM IST
A total of 79 confirmed and 53 suspected cases of mucormycosis have been reported to date in 18 of the 24 districts of Jharkhand.
Health workers administer the Covid-19 vaccine to auto-rickshaw drivers outside the railway station in Ranchi, Jharkhand.(PTI file photo)
Health workers administer the Covid-19 vaccine to auto-rickshaw drivers outside the railway station in Ranchi, Jharkhand.(PTI file photo)

Jharkhand reports 141 new Covid-19 cases, tally over 344,000

PTI | , Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 01:29 PM IST
Ranchi registered the highest number of new cases at 19, followed by East Singhbum and Gumla (18 each) and Hazaribag (14).
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a Covid review meeting. (PTI FILE PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a Covid review meeting. (PTI FILE PHOTO)

UP to withdraw corona curfew relaxations in districts where active Covid-19 cases cross 500

By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 02:16 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath asks officials to keep a close watch on the Covid-19 situation in all districts of the state
Section 108 of the Electricity Act 2003 empowers the state government to issue directions to the electricity regulator in matters of policy involving “the public interest”. (Representative image) (FILE PHOTO)
Section 108 of the Electricity Act 2003 empowers the state government to issue directions to the electricity regulator in matters of policy involving “the public interest”. (Representative image) (FILE PHOTO)

UP govt asks state’s power regulator to make changes in tariff structure

By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:45 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh government calls meeting on June 21, asks Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission to attend it
The Allahabad high court on June 15 dismissed the protection plea of a live-in couple in another case, noting that the woman was already married to another man (HT FILE PHOTO)
The Allahabad high court on June 15 dismissed the protection plea of a live-in couple in another case, noting that the woman was already married to another man (HT FILE PHOTO)

‘We are not against live-in relationships’: Allahabad HC

By JItendra Sarin, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 02:11 AM IST
  • The court said this on Friday while granting police protection to petitioners who were of marriageable age and wanted a live-in relationship, and subsequently got married to each other.
Jitin Prasada met Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Saturday. (PTI PHOTO)
Jitin Prasada met Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Saturday. (PTI PHOTO)

Jitin Prasada calls on Yogi Adityanath, says he will serve BJP as a worker

By Manish Chandra Pandey, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 02:09 AM IST
The former Congress leader had joined the BJP in New Delhi on June 9. He says his decision was based on public sentiments.
A person being tested for Covid-19 at Kanwatiya Hospital, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. (Photo by Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
A person being tested for Covid-19 at Kanwatiya Hospital, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. (Photo by Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)

Nine more die of Covid-19, 150 infected in Rajasthan

PTI | , Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2021 08:42 PM IST
Udaipur recorded the maximum number of our deaths, 4, while the highest number of cases of infection, 25, was reported from Jaipur.
Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

7 killed, 8 injured in two road accidents in Rajasthan

PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2021 03:00 PM IST
The accidents took place in Bikaner and Jaipur early Friday morning. In both cases a smaller vehicle rammed a truck
Senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot. (PTI)
Senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot. (PTI)

Sachin Pilot met Priyanka Gandhi, in talks with other top brass: Ajay Maken

PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2021 12:53 PM IST
Sachin Pilot was in Delhi last week waiting for an audience with senior party leaders. Although he was expected to meet the central leadership over his demands, Pilot returned to Rajasthan after meeting AICC general secretary Ajay Maken. This, in turn, gave fuel to the talks of him being sidelined.
Shekhawat also said that political appointments should be given to those who have worked at the polling booths and should not be assigned to retired bureaucrats and officers.(Facebook/Deependra Singh Shekhawat)
Shekhawat also said that political appointments should be given to those who have worked at the polling booths and should not be assigned to retired bureaucrats and officers.(Facebook/Deependra Singh Shekhawat)

'No one is bargaining for posts': Former Rajasthan assembly speaker Shekhawat

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2021 11:02 PM IST
  • Congress MLA Deependra Singh Shekhawat also said that political appointments should be given to those who have worked at the polling booths and should not be assigned to retired bureaucrats and officers.
The 1991 reforms helped the economy stave off a crisis and then bloom. It is time to outline a credible new reform agenda that will not just bring GDP back to pre-crisis levels, but also ensure growth rates higher than it had when it entered the pandemic. (AFP)
The 1991 reforms helped the economy stave off a crisis and then bloom. It is time to outline a credible new reform agenda that will not just bring GDP back to pre-crisis levels, but also ensure growth rates higher than it had when it entered the pandemic. (AFP)

From 1991, the lessons for the India of 2021

By Montek Singh Ahluwalia
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 09:41 PM IST
Thirty years ago, reforms energised the Indian economy and lifted millions out of poverty. As India grapples with a post-pandemic economic crisis, there are lessons on what to reform and how
To watch KK as a ruler was a lesson in not falling for stereotypes. He was the reverse of the stereotypical “big man” image of the flamboyant, firebrand African leader. (Getty Images)
To watch KK as a ruler was a lesson in not falling for stereotypes. He was the reverse of the stereotypical “big man” image of the flamboyant, firebrand African leader. (Getty Images)

Kenneth Kaunda: A Gandhian in Africa

By Shiv Shankar Mukherjee
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 08:53 PM IST
To watch KK as a ruler was a lesson in not falling for stereotypes. He was the reverse of the stereotypical “big man” image of the flamboyant, firebrand African leader.
China India national flag cloth fabric waving on the sky with beautiful sun light - Image (Shutterstock)
China India national flag cloth fabric waving on the sky with beautiful sun light - Image (Shutterstock)

The roots of the India-China discord

UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 08:33 PM IST
India and China are not friends for four key reasons: They are “deep seated differences over their perceptions of each other”, “their territorial perimeters”, “their strategic partnerships” and, most importantly, “the asymmetry of power”.
The pandemic, predictably, figured in the discussions. G7 countries agreed that something had to be done to help the poorer countries, which weren’t able to procure vaccines. The outcome was a pledge to supply one billion vaccines for poorer countries till the end of 2022, something experts widely described as inadequate. (AP)
The pandemic, predictably, figured in the discussions. G7 countries agreed that something had to be done to help the poorer countries, which weren’t able to procure vaccines. The outcome was a pledge to supply one billion vaccines for poorer countries till the end of 2022, something experts widely described as inadequate. (AP)

G7: A strong message on democratic values

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 08:28 PM IST
Could the PM’s public support for the values of democracy mean that he now plans to stop his government from veering further towards limiting the freedom of expression?
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