Hindustan Times: News

11 Jan 2021

Ram Nath Kovind

No foreign leader as R-Day chief guest this year: Report

India will reportedly not have a chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations this year.

07 Jan 2021


Ahead of nationwide exercise, COVID-19 vaccine dry run in Haryana

A dry run of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out was conducted in Haryana on Thursday, a day before the exercise will be conducted across India.

06 Jan 2021


Fashion designer Swapnil Shinde comes out as a transwoman

Fashion designer Swapnil Shinde has come out as a transwoman, and said that she may be addressed as Saisha.

06 Jan 2021


Toxic gas leak at SAIL's Rourkela plant kills four workers

At least four workers at the Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) in Odisha died due to a toxic gas leak, officials said on Wednesday.

03 Jan 2021

Yogi Adityanath

17 dead as roof of cremation ground collapses in Muradnagar

At least 17 people were killed on Sunday as the roof of a building in Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh collapsed, officials said.

31 Dec 2020


Angry with son, MP farmer names pet dog his heir

In a bizarre case, a 50-year-old farmer in Madhya Pradesh has named his pet dog his heir in his will.

12 Dec 2020


Kerala becomes fourth state to promise free COVID-19 vaccines

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that COVID-19 vaccines will be provided for free in the state.

12 Dec 2020

Andhra Pradesh

Several injured as fire erupts at Hyderabad chemical factory

A major fire broke out at a chemical factory in the Bollaram industrial area of Sangareddy district near Hyderabad, Telangana, on Saturday.

12 Dec 2020


Shah meets cops, security officials to avoid violence in Delhi

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday met with senior government, police, and security officials, and discussed measures to pre-empt any chances of violence on Delhi's borders in connection with the ongoing farmers' protest, according to reports.

Delhi's private hospitals violating COVID-19 guidelines, say inspection teams

An inspection conducted by government-constituted teams has flagged several violations of COVID-19 management guidelines by private hospitals and nursing homes in Delhi.

03 Dec 2020

Akshay Kumar

Actor Shiv Kumar Verma suffering from COPD; CINTAA seeks help

Veteran actor Shiv Kumar Verma, who has also worked in many movies including Halla Bol, is suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and has been hospitalized.

02 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

India invites UK PM Boris Johnson as R-Day chief: Report

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been invited to be the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebrations in January next year, a report said on Wednesday.

30 Nov 2020

Narendra Modi

Modi to chair all-party meet to review COVID-19 situation Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to chair an all-party meeting this Friday to review the COVID-19 situation in India, according to reports.

27 Nov 2020

West Bengal

TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister

Trinamool Congress (TMC) heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari on Friday resigned as the Minister of Transport and Irrigation in West Bengal.

27 Nov 2020


India to produce 100 million Sputnik V doses starting 2021

India will produce over 100 million doses a year of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V starting 2021, under an agreement between the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Hyderabad-based Hetero Biopharma, Hindustan Times reported.

22 Nov 2020

Indian Army

Amid Indo-China border row, India deploys tunnel defenses in Ladakh

Months into a border standoff with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), India has reportedly deployed "tunnel defenses" in Ladakh.

22 Nov 2020

NITI Aayog

Russia's Sputnik V to start human trials in India soon

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate, called Sputnik V, is expected to start human trials in India soon.

20 Nov 2020

Salman Khan

'Scam 1992' actor Nikhil Dwivedi tests positive for coronavirus

Actor-producer Nikhil Dwivedi, who recently featured in the web series Scam 1992, has tested positive for COVID-19.

08 Nov 2020

Amitabh Bachchan

Ajay Devgn all set to direct Amitabh Bachchan in 'Mayday'

After a gap of seven years, Ajay Devgn and Amitabh Bachchan are all set to reunite for another exciting project.

04 Nov 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi airport heightens security after threats to 2 London-bound flights

Security has been increased at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport after the banned outfit 'Sikhs for Justice' (SFJ) called for the obstruction of two Air India flights.

25 Oct 2020

Pakistan Army

Pakistan unlikely to avoid FATF's grey-list next year: Indian officials

Turkey was the only country of the 39 members of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) batting for Pakistan's removal from the terror financing watchdog's grey list.

24 Oct 2020


Coronavirus: Bharat Biotech aims to launch COVAXIN by June 2021

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech is expecting to launch its coronavirus vaccine candidate, COVAXIN, by June next year.

04 Oct 2020


BJP-JD(U) reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal in Bihar, say reports

Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections later this month, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal (United) have come up with a 50:50 seat-sharing deal, reports said on Sunday.

02 Oct 2020


Bobby Deol speaks about his career and the insider-outsider debate

Filled with many ups and downs, the filmic journey of Bobby Deol, has been one-of-its-kind.

01 Oct 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

Ceasefire violation by Pakistan; fitting response being given, says Army

Amid prolonged tensions along the Indo-China border, the Indian Army said that Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along the border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

01 Oct 2020


First Air India One for President, PM to arrive today

The first of the two VVIP custom-made Boeing 777 aircraft, which will be used to fly the President, the Vice President, and the Prime Minister, will arrive on Thursday.

26 Sep 2020


Female education, storm drains: Nitish Kumar unveils 7-point election plan

With the Bihar elections about a month away, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has unveiled his seven-point plan in his hopes to return to power.

26 Sep 2020


Assam: African swine fever spreads; government orders culling of pigs

The Northeastern state of Assam has been hit by African swine fever (ASF), prompting the state government to order the culling of 12,000 pigs.

17 Sep 2020

Union Health Ministry

33% in Delhi already exposed to coronavirus, according to serosurvey

Roughly 33% of people in Delhi have antibodies against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, initial findings of a serological survey showed.

15 Sep 2020


Not herd-immunity; vaccine critical for ending pandemic, says Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said that a vaccine for COVID-19 is critical and the herd immunity strategy cannot end the pandemic.

12 Sep 2020


Delhi panel summons Facebook India's VP over hate speech row

A Delhi Assembly panel has summoned Facebook India Vice President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan amid allegations of inaction against politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over hate speech on the social media platform.

Bars reopen in Delhi: Here's all you need to know

After a five-month hiatus, bars, restaurants, hotels, and clubs will start serving Liquor in Delhi on a trial basis till September 30, barring containment zones.

06 Sep 2020


Ambulance driver arrested for raping COVID-19 patient: Kerala Police

An ambulance driver in Kerala's Pathanamthitta district has been arrested for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman, who had tested positive for COVID-19, the police said on Sunday.

DMRC plans UV light disinfection as Metro services resume tomorrow

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has made several preparations ahead of the resumption of its services from Monday (September 7).

Tokens banned, only smart cards allowed: Guidelines for Delhi Metro

After a five-month pause, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is set to resume operations, with the Unlock 4.0 guidelines allowing phased resumption of metro rail services from September 7.

30 Aug 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi strengthens enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines as infections rise again

The Delhi government has reportedly started deploying additional teams to enforce safety guidelines to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

28 Aug 2020


Refusal to wear masks will get you on 'no-fly' list

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced that passengers who refuse to wear masks on flights would be put on a no-fly list.

27 Aug 2020

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Couple beaten, tonsured, garlanded with shoes over "illicit affair"

A woman, Kamlesh Kumari, and her lover, identified as Ravindra Baheliya, both residents of a village in Gursahaiganj, Kannauj district, Uttar Pradesh, were brutally beaten by the woman's family members and other villagers who were opposed to their relationship, Hindustan Times reported.

Narcotics Control Bureau registers case in Sushant Singh Rajput's death

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has registered a case regarding the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

23 Aug 2020


Tech upgrade for BSF; force to get new anti-drone systems

The technical upgradation of the Border Security Force (BSF) has started with Director General (DG) Rakesh Asthana taking charge.

23 Aug 2020

Air Quality Index

Delhi's air quality likely to become 'good' as rains continue

Delhi's air quality may improve to 'good' this week as the national capital has received heavy rainfall this monsoon.

Gyms to remain closed in Delhi; hotels allowed to reopen

As part of the plan to "unlock" from the coronavirus lockdown, hotels have been allowed to reopen in Delhi. However, gyms will continue to remain shut in the national capital.

18 Aug 2020


Indian government starts talks to procure COVID-19 vaccine: Details here

Amid surging COVID-19 cases and questions over the peak for India, the government has started working towards procuring a vaccine.

17 Aug 2020

Rashtriya Janata Dal

Nitish Kumar's JD(U) expels cabinet minister, he quickly joins RJD

Ahead of high-stake Bihar Assembly polls, the ruling JD(U) expelled State Industries Minister Shyam Rajak for "anti-party" activities, allowing him to return to his home party, RJD.

13 Aug 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi witnesses heavy rains, traffic snarls reported from several areas

A spell of heavy rains inundated Delhi today, providing some relief from the hot and humid weather but throwing daily life out of gear at the same time.

06 Aug 2020


Ayodhya's Ram Temple ceremony viewed widely across the world

The live telecast of the Ram Temple ceremony in Ayodhya, which took place on Wednesday, was reportedly viewed widely across the world.

01 Aug 2020

Andhra Pradesh

11 crushed to death as crane collapses at Visakhapatnam shipyard

At least 11 persons were killed as a huge crane crashed at Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday afternoon.

28 Jul 2020


Bihar floods: Heavy rainfall predicted till August 1, relief unlikely

The Patna Meteorological Centre has predicted heavy rainfall till August 1 in Bihar, confirming that the state won't get relief from the floods anytime soon.

#SSRdeath: Alleging lapses in investigation, lawyer calls for CBI probe

Citing several lapses and missing links in the ongoing investigation by Mumbai Police, a Delhi-based lawyer has called for a Crime Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

17 Jul 2020


Find me better actors than Ranbir, Alia: Balki on nepotism

The debate around nepotism in the film fraternity remains fueled ever since actor Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic demise last month.

14 Jul 2020


CBSE Class-12 results: This Lucknow girl has scored perfect 100%

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) finally declared the much-awaited results of the 2020 Class-12 Board Examinations after a long delay on July 13.

11 Jul 2020


With over 90,000 cases, Mumbai expects a spike in cases

As of Friday, Maharashtra's Mumbai had reported over 90,000 cases of the coronavirus disease. Mumbai is India's second worst-hit city in the outbreak after Delhi.

India-China conflict: Next WMCC meeting tomorrow; disengagement first phase complete

Representatives of India and China are set to hold talks on Friday regarding the disengagement process along the Indo-China border in Eastern Ladakh.

06 Jul 2020


Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

While China remains locked in an intense stand-off with India, it is supplying four armed drones to Pakistan, another hostile neighbor of New Delhi, a report in Hindustan Times said.

Delhi inaugurates world's largest COVID care facility with 10,000 beds

Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal on Sunday inaugurated a 10,000-bed COVID care facility in the national capital.

04 Jul 2020


After Mizoram, Nagaland Cabinet bans sale of dog meat

The Nagaland government on Friday banned the sale of dog meat in the state along with the commercial import and trading of dogs.

30 Jun 2020

Andhra Pradesh

Asked to wear mask, Andhra government employee brutally assaults woman

In a shocking incident, a government employee in Andhra Pradesh brutally assaulted a woman colleague after she asked him to wear a mask.

28 Jun 2020


LAC dispute: India deploys air defense systems in Ladakh

Amid heightened tensions along the India-China border in Eastern Ladakh, India has reportedly deployed air defense weapon systems in the region.

25 Jun 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi: COVID-19 patients don't need to visit government centers

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Thursday reversed an order mandating clinical assessment of COVID-positive patients at state-run care centers.

21 Jun 2020

Indian Army

India-China clash: General VK Singh calls to 'hurt China economically'

War is the last resort, said former Indian Army chief and Union Minister, General VK Singh, in a recent interview about the India-China border situation.

Kerala ready to include pacer Sreesanth in Ranji team

The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has decided to include controversial pacer S Sreesanth in the state Ranji cricket team in September after his ban period ends.

17 Jun 2020


WeChat to TikTok, 52 'China-linked' apps red-flagged by Indian intelligence

As many as 52 'China-linked' apps, including some popular ones, have been deemed unsafe by Indian intelligence agencies.

15 Jun 2020

Pakistan News

Pakistan to release 2 'missing' Indian High Commission officials: Report

Hours after two Indian High Commission officials had gone missing in Pakistan, reports emerged that the officials had been arrested.

08 Jun 2020


Yuzvendra Chahal wants to play Test cricket in near future

Yuzvendra Chahal has been a mainstay leg-spinner for Team India in the white-ball format, ever since he made his international debut.

31 May 2020


A void that will stay forever: Taapsee mourns grandmother's passing

Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu's paternal grandmother, whom she lovingly called Biji, has passed away.

24 May 2020


Mumbai: Man booked for thrashing wife over cooking 'tasteless' khichdi

In a shocking incident, a 39-year-old man allegedly assaulted his wife over her cooking in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

With domestic flights resuming, what will change at Delhi airport?

As the government has allowed domestic flights to resume from Monday, Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport has decided to conduct operations from its Terminal 3.

23 May 2020


Half of Delhi's containment-zones could turn 'green' in 2 weeks

In a major sign of relief for residents of Delhi, half of the coronavirus containment zones in the national capital have been classified as 'orange' zones.

22 May 2020


Amid lockdown, heart-rending video of man eating 'dog' carcass emerges

In yet another incident highlighting the poor execution of the nationwide lockdown, a video showing a man feeding on an animal carcass on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway has emerged online. The video has sparked outrage online.

19 May 2020


Boney Kapoor's house help tests positive for coronavirus

Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor's domestic help tested positive for the coronavirus, he has confirmed.

17 May 2020


These 30 cities will face 'maximum restrictions' during lockdown 4.0

As India is set to enter the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown, 30 municipal areas that account for 80% of all cases in India will reportedly face maximum restrictions.