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    5.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Nepal’s Nuwakot

    An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred around Belkotgadi of Nuwakot district in Nepal at 5.26am, according to National Earthquake Monitoring & Research Center.

Breaking: 5.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Nepal’s Nuwakot

Updated on Aug 06, 2022 06:30 AM IST

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Parliament session may be curtailed

Published on Aug 06, 2022 12:51 AM IST

With only three working days remaining in the monsoon session of Parliament, the government has discussed a plan with Opposition leaders to curtail the session, which has witnessed a persistent stalemate of proceedings, people familiar with the development said on Friday.

Government functionaries have told the Opposition leaders that the proposal is to adjourn the ongoing Parliament session on August 8 or 10. (ANI)

Government functionaries have told the Opposition leaders that the proposal is to adjourn the ongoing Parliament session on August 8 or 10. (ANI)

BySaubhadra Chatterji and Smriti Kak Ramachandran, New Delhi

Threat to Arpita Mukherjee’s life: ED tells court

Published on Aug 06, 2022 12:50 AM IST

There is a grave threat perception to Arpita Mukherjee, aide of former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, who has been arrested along with the latter by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the cash-for-job scam, a special court in Kolkata was informed on Friday.

Arpita Mukherjee. (ANI)

Arpita Mukherjee. (ANI)

Farmers to hold rally for crop loss compensation

Published on Aug 06, 2022 12:47 AM IST

President of the Karnataka Sugarcane Cultivators’ Association and part of the Rajya Raitha Sanghagala Okkutta, Kurubur Shanthakumar on Friday said, “Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai has barely looked at the state of farmers.”

After facing crop destruction and subsequent losses, the farmers in Karnataka have decided to hold protest on all the state and national highways (NH) next week to demand adequate compensation from the state government as the heavy downpour continues to damage their harvest. (HT)

After facing crop destruction and subsequent losses, the farmers in Karnataka have decided to hold protest on all the state and national highways (NH) next week to demand adequate compensation from the state government as the heavy downpour continues to damage their harvest. (HT)

BySharan Poovanna, Bengaluru

China’s special envoy for Afghanistan makes low-key visit to India

Updated on Aug 06, 2022 02:04 AM IST

China’s special envoy on Afghan affairs Yue Xiaoyong made a low-key visit to New Delhi for talks with the Indian diplomat handling matters related to Afghanistan, with the move being seen as an acknowledgement of India’s role in the war-torn country.

Yue Xiaoyong with JP Singh. (Twitter)

Yue Xiaoyong with JP Singh. (Twitter)

Cong irked over BBMP ward reservation, may move court

Published on Aug 06, 2022 12:46 AM IST

The Congress, the principal opposition party in Karnataka, has accused the ruling BJP of misusing its powers in the BBMP delimitation process and ward-wise reservation to help it politically and not for the welfare of the city or social justice.

The Congress on Friday barged into the main office of the urban development department and tried to replace existing name boards with that of the BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in protest against the Basavaraj Bommai government’s ward-wise reservation for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP, the city’s civic body). (HT)

The Congress on Friday barged into the main office of the urban development department and tried to replace existing name boards with that of the BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in protest against the Basavaraj Bommai government’s ward-wise reservation for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP, the city’s civic body). (HT)

BySharan Poovanna, Bengaluru

Man held with 16 kg heroin at Bengaluru railway station

Published on Aug 06, 2022 12:46 AM IST

According to a statement from the DRI, the man had arrived in Bengaluru from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, and had boarded the train to Delhi, when he was intercepted by DRI officials.

The directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) has arrested a man with 16 kg heroin valued <span class=

The directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) has arrested a man with 16 kg heroin valued 112 crore at international market from Bengaluru central railway station, officials said on Friday. (Representative Photo)

Unclog jails to mark 75th year of Independence: Supreme Court to Centre

Updated on Aug 06, 2022 02:01 AM IST

Unclogging prisons and trial courts could be a perfect way of celebrating 75 years of India’s independence, said the Supreme Court on Friday while imploring the Union government to quickly come up with measures for facilitating the release of under-trials and those convicted of minor offences.

The Supreme Court said that inmates should ideally be let out on bail if judiciary cannot decide their cases within 10 years, lamenting that a person cannot get his life back if he is finally exonerated after that period. (ANI)

The Supreme Court said that inmates should ideally be let out on bail if judiciary cannot decide their cases within 10 years, lamenting that a person cannot get his life back if he is finally exonerated after that period. (ANI)

Govt clears investments worth 34k cr, to generate 48k jobs

Published on Aug 06, 2022 12:45 AM IST

The project proposals were cleared in the 59th state high-level clearance committee (SHLCC) chaired by chief minister Basavaraj Bommai in Bengaluru.

The Karnataka government on Friday said it had cleared 18 big-ticket projects valued at <span class=

The Karnataka government on Friday said it had cleared 18 big-ticket projects valued at 34,432 crore and potential to create 48,850 jobs. (ANI)

TRS announces support to Alva, TDP to Dhankhar in V-P poll

Published on Aug 06, 2022 12:44 AM IST

In Andhra Pradesh, main opposition Telugu Desam Party headed by former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, decided to extend support to Jagdeep Dhankhar

NDA's Vice-Presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president JP Nadda and defence minister Rajnath Singh after filing his nomination for the election, at Parliament House, in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/Ht)

NDA’s Vice-Presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president JP Nadda and defence minister Rajnath Singh after filing his nomination for the election, at Parliament House, in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/Ht)

BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Hyderabad

Puneeth Rajkumar to be conferred Karnataka Ratna: CM

Updated on Aug 06, 2022 12:44 AM IST

Interestingly, Puneeth’s late father Rajkumar is among the first recipients of Karnataka Ratna award in 1992, along with poet Kuvempu.

Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said Kannada film star Puneeth Rajkumar, who died last year, will be conferred with the “Karnataka Ratna” award posthumously, on November 1, which happens to be Kannada Rajyotsava, the state’s formation day. (PTI File)

Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said Kannada film star Puneeth Rajkumar, who died last year, will be conferred with the “Karnataka Ratna” award posthumously, on November 1, which happens to be Kannada Rajyotsava, the state’s formation day. (PTI File)

ByPress Trust of India, Bengaluru

Madras HC favours TN govt in fertility centre case

Published on Aug 06, 2022 12:43 AM IST

In June, police in Erode district, arrested the girl’s mother and stepfather (who received 20,000 during each of the visits) , a woman who acted as a middle agent (and received 5000 per visit as brokerage commission)

The court did not pass any judgement on whether or not the hospital was guilty. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The court did not pass any judgement on whether or not the hospital was guilty. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

ByHT Correspondent I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Chennai

Need forward looking approach to abortion: Supreme Court

Updated on Aug 06, 2022 01:48 AM IST

Divorcees, widows and some other categories of women are allowed termination of pregnancy up to 24 weeks on account of mental anguish and hardship.

Divorcees, widows and some other categories of women are allowed termination of pregnancy up to 24 weeks on account of mental anguish and hardship. (ANI)

Divorcees, widows and some other categories of women are allowed termination of pregnancy up to 24 weeks on account of mental anguish and hardship. (ANI)

Chikoti Praveen’s rise from petty trades to casino agent

Published on Aug 06, 2022 12:41 AM IST

Praveen’s name shot into limelight following a raid conducted by Enforcement Directorate on his residence on July 29, on suspicion of his involvement in hawala money transactions.

Praveen claims everything is legal with regard to his casino business and acquisition of rare wild animals. (HT Photo)

Praveen claims everything is legal with regard to his casino business and acquisition of rare wild animals. (HT Photo)

BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Hyderabad

T’gana Cong spokesman quits, party MP meets Amit Shah

Published on Aug 06, 2022 12:40 AM IST

On Friday, Rajagopal Reddy’s elder brother Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, a parliament member from Bhongir, met Union home minister Amit Shan in New Delh, dropping enough hints that he might soon follow the path of his younger brother.

Rumblings surfaced in the Telangana Congress within a day after its lawmaker from Munugode assembly constituency Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy resigned from the party staging a banner of revolt against Pradesh Congress Committee president A Revanth Reddy. (Prasad RM / Wikimedia Commons)

Rumblings surfaced in the Telangana Congress within a day after its lawmaker from Munugode assembly constituency Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy resigned from the party staging a banner of revolt against Pradesh Congress Committee president A Revanth Reddy. (Prasad RM / Wikimedia Commons)

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