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Monsoon arrival in Kerala likely to be delayed further

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 09:13 AM IST

Monsoon normally arrives in Kerala around June 1 before advancing northwards and covering the entire country by July 15

A delayed onset has little impact on monsoon rains. (PTI)
ByJayashree Nandi

Religious conversion via gaming app? What UP police said about modus operandi

According to the police, the gang's modus operandi was to target children through an online game.

UP police said it has busted a conversion racket targeting young and impressionable minds.(Pexels)
Published on Jun 06, 2023 09:13 AM IST

Morning brief: Railways spent much less on track maintenance than CAG estimated

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Workers walk on a rail track as a train arrives at Bahanaga Bazar railway station.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 06, 2023 08:58 AM IST

TMC behind Odisha train crash, tapped railway officials phone: BJP’s Suvendu

“How did the conversation between two railway officials reach the TMC should also be probed,” Suvendu Adhikari asked.

More than 270 people were killed in the Odisha train accident. (AFP)
Published on Jun 06, 2023 08:55 AM IST

Odisha train tragedy: 101 bodies still unidentified, 55 handed over to relatives

The devastating collision, involving 2 passenger trains and a good train, took lives of at least 275 people and caused injuries to over 1100 others in Balasore.

The accident occurred when the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express collided with a stationary freight train, causing several coaches to derail onto the adjacent track.
Published on Jun 06, 2023 08:18 AM IST

Ex-rail minister alleges ‘conspiracy’ in Odisha train crash; Congress reacts

Authorities recommended on Sunday that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which probes major criminal cases, open an investigation into the crash.

Passenger and freight trains were running again on June 5 at the site of India's deadliest train disaster in decades, which officials said was caused by failures linked to signal systems.(AFP)
Published on Jun 06, 2023 07:29 AM IST

‘Nudity not always linked to obscenity’: High Court discharges Kerala woman

The court's ruling relates to the case of a woman's right activist charged for allowing her children paint her semi-nude body.

Fathima had approached the High Court after her plea was rejected by the trial court.(FB/Rehana Fathima)
Published on Jun 06, 2023 07:25 AM IST
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On ‘health of democracy’ under Modi, US says ‘go to Delhi and see for yourself’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit the US on June 22 following an invitation from President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.

NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby answers questions during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 31, 2023.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 08:58 AM IST

LIVE: Earthquake of magnitude 2.5 hits Haryana's Jhajjar

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Updated on Jun 06, 2023 08:59 AM IST

KCR lays foundation of 15-storied BRS office complex at Kokapet

The Bharat Bhavan will function as a comprehensive training facility for party workers, providing access to information from all corners of the country.

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao lays the foundation stone for 'Bharat Bhavan', at Kokapet, on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:59 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

22-year-old BDS student dies by suicide in Telangana, say Police

Police say, the students after seeing thick smoke emanating out of her room, raised an alarm, and with the help of hostel staff forcibly opened door to find the woman fallen on the ground with 90% burns

Police say, the BDS student, who was staying at her hostel opposite the medical college, had not come out of her room since Sunday morning. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:58 AM IST

Several MoUs signed at Global Investors Summit materialising, says Jagan

The officials also revealed that an additional 38 companies are expected to commence operations in Andhra Pradesh by January 2024, with 30 more companies following suit by March 2024.

These projects will bring <span class='webrupee'>?</span>8.85 trillion investments, resulting in employment to 129,650 people (PTI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:57 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Seven killed, 20 injured as a tractor overturns, plunges into canal in Guntur

The incident took place at Vatticherukur village, when a group of around 40 people were travelling to Jupudi village of Chebrolu block in a tractor to attend a family function

The Guntur police have registered a case and investigating the matter. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:55 AM IST
By, Hyderabad:

Wild tusker Arikomban tranqualised in Tamil Nadu, to be left deep into forests

The rice-loving elephant had strayed into human habitats and ration shops, created a chaos that earned him the nickname Arikomban

Forest officials transporting 'Arikomban' the wild elephant, at Idukki district in Kerala on April 29, 2023. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:54 AM IST
By, Chennai

Odisha accident: In new circular, railways calls for double locking arrangements

The instruction comes after the preliminary probe suggested “signalling interference” as the probable cause behind the fatal Odisha triple train accident.

Balasore, India- June 05, 2023: Railway maintenance teams clearing the railway tracks after the debris of the trains were scattered all around due to the accident in between Coromandel express, a Goods train and Yashavantpur Howrah Express at Bahanaga railway Station in Baleswar district in Odisha on Monday, June 05 2023. (Photo by Arabinda Mahapatra/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:45 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Days after Odisha train accident, desperate search for kin continues

Odisha chief secretary Pradeep Jena said the government was making progress, with 170 of the 275 bodies identified, a number that was 88 on Sunday evening.

Hospital staff carry a victim's coffin who died in the Odisha train accident. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 03:17 AM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty, Balasore

Odisha train accident: Trains back on track, NDRF ends operation

Train services resumed on both lines at Balasore's Bahanaga Bazaar in India on Monday following a fatal train accident that killed 275 people. The first train ran on the "down line" at 10:40 pm on Sunday night, while the "up-line" resumed at 00:05 hours on Monday. Normal traffic movement has resumed but trains are travelling at low speeds of around 10 kilometres per hour. The restoration process was carried out by sleeper rakes, poclain machines, tower cranes and over a thousand personnel.

Porters carry goods collected from the mangled coaches at the triple train mishap site where over 270 people died and more than 1000 injured, near Bahanaga Bazar in Balasore district, Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:41 AM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty, , Balasore/kolkata

Odisha train accident: 48 hours later, Assam man found alive under rubble

The call for help was feeble, weak from injury and dehydration, coming from a thick bush next to an upturned coach of the Coromandel Express.

Dulal Mazumdar from Assam survived the Odisha train accident.
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 08:16 AM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty, Balasore

Govt to recast flagship PMKSY into smart irrigation scheme

India's Jal Shakti ministry plans to revamp the flagship Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojana to achieve a 20% increase in on-farm water-use efficiency, freeing up nearly 50 BCM of water, according to details seen by HT. The move will aid the country in reaching the micro-irrigation potential of covering 70 million hectares through higher use efficiency technologies amid a worsening groundwater crisis.

The PMKSY will be repurposed to achieve a goal of “20% conservative increase in on-farm water-use efficiency over and above the existing 35% use efficiency”, according to details seen by HT. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:54 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Odisha train accident: CBI probe may look at error in interlocking system, sabotage

CBI will look at all possible reasons behind the horrific three-train crash in Odisha’s Balasore district last week, officials said.

A worker inspects the newly restored track, in Odisha’s Balasore district on Monday. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:37 AM IST
By, Debabrata Mohanty, New Delhi/balasore

Posters asking Muslim traders to leave surface in Uttarakhand

According to people aware of the matter, the Purola main market roughly consists of 650-700 shops and of these, around 30-40 are run by the Muslims.

The posters surfaced two days after members of right wing outfits held protests in Barkot (HT)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 06:12 AM IST
By, Dehradun

China in focus as Singh meets US defence secretary

India and China have held 18 round of talks to ease tensions along the LAC but outstanding problems at Depsang and Demchok are still on the negotiating table

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh receives the US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin III on his arrival to inspect the Tri-Services Guard of Honour, at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:23 AM IST
ByRahul Singh

We raised issue of climate justice with world: PM Modi on World Environment Day

The PM asserted that as India is investing unprecedentedly in its infrastructure, it is focussing equally on the environment.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addresses an event celebrating World Environment Day, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:22 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

India in the air as Test cricket gets ready for big moment at The Oval

India and Australia are set to face off in the World Test Championship final at The Oval cricket ground, with Indian companies' posters lining the streets outside. The competition, which began in 2019, aims to give greater context to Test cricket. While the T20 World Cup is now more highly regarded, the International Cricket Council hopes to ensure every Test match is taken seriously. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting says the event is comparable to a true World Cup final, and encourages players to offer the best spectacle possible.

Team India captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli during a practice session at The Oval in London on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:14 AM IST

Number theory: Signs from a cool May on what might lie ahead

A cooler summer this year could be a factor behind the delayed onset of monsoon, which could adversely affect agricultural output in the kharif season.

Four of five months in 2023 have been cooler than normal so far(PTI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 06:35 AM IST

India, US announce ‘paradigm changing’ defence road map

The talks covered a raft of areas including manufacturing GE-414 fighter jet engines in the country through transfer of technology among other deals.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh with US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 04:27 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Railways spent much less on replacing old tracks than CAG estimated: Data

CAG flagged in its 23rd report of 2022 that the fund meant for replacement and renewal of assets was “insufficient”.

Trains services resumed near Bahanaga Bazar railway station in Balasore district on Monday. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 04:31 AM IST
By, Rajeev Jayaswal, , New Delhi

Jim Hines, legendary US sprinter who broke the 10-second barrier for 100m, dies aged 76

Jim Hines, the first man to run the 100 metres under 10 seconds, has died at the age of 76. The athlete won gold in the 100m at the 1968 Olympics.

Jim Hines in the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:07 AM IST

Eye on polls: Rahul woos diaspora in US

Gandhi said the Indian freedom struggle began in South Africa, and Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, Subas Chandra Bose, and BR Ambedkar were all NRIs who made a difference

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses Indian diaspora at an event in New York. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:07 AM IST

IIT-M tops NIRF rankings, Miranda House best college

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has retained its top ranking for the fifth time in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), with IITs accounting for 35.17% of research papers published in 2021-22. The institutions were ranked under 13 categories and evaluated on five parameters, including perception and outreach. Retaining rankings indicated that Indian educational institutions had retained their brand equity while strengthening infrastructure. Top institutions included Delhi University's Miranda House, the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and the National Law School of India University Bengaluru. New entrants to the top 100 included the National Institute of Technology Calicut and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.

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Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:03 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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