Harshit Sabarwal

Online journalist based in New Delhi. I read about global conflicts and the drug war in Mexico.

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Assam CM says admission to madrassas 'rights violation': 'Can't be doctors...'

“This word (madrassa) should vanish. Till the time, this thought process stays, a child cannot become a doctor or an engineer. If a child is told about the outcome, he or she won’t be interested in going there. Children are admitted to a madrassa in violation of human rights,” chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. 
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. (PTI file photo)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. (PTI file photo)
Updated on May 23, 2022 02:13 PM IST
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On Japan connect, PM Modi recalls his days as Gujarat CM, also writes an op-ed

In the op-ed, PM Modi said that India-Japan defence ties were growing rapidly, from exercises and information exchanges to defence manufacturing. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo on May 23, 2022. (AFP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo on May 23, 2022. (AFP)
Updated on May 23, 2022 10:17 AM IST
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Watch: 'Modi, Modi', 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' chants - PM gets warm welcome in Japan

Amid chants of "Har Har Modi", "Modi Modi", "Vande Mataram" and "Bharat Mata ki Jai'', the Prime Minister greeted the India diaspora with folded hands.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a warm welcome from the Indian community in Tokyo, on May 23, 2022.(Screengrab)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a warm welcome from the Indian community in Tokyo, on May 23, 2022.(Screengrab)
Updated on May 23, 2022 07:48 AM IST
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Bilateral with Biden, Quad summit: PM Modi elaborates Japan visit agenda

Modi will be in Japan's Tokyo on Monday and Tuesday. He was invited at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI file photo)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI file photo)
Updated on May 22, 2022 01:11 PM IST
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North Korea adds 186 K 'fever' cases amid wide concerns: 10 global Covid updates

More than a million health workers in North Korea have been mobilised to find people with the mysterious fever and isolate them at quarantine facilities.
An employee of Songyo Knitwear Factory in Songyo district disinfects the work floor in Pyongyang, North Korea, on May 18, 2022.(AP)
An employee of Songyo Knitwear Factory in Songyo district disinfects the work floor in Pyongyang, North Korea, on May 18, 2022.(AP)
Updated on May 22, 2022 08:51 AM IST
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‘AOC received? Check!’: Jet Airways after getting clearance to fly again

The airline was given the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Jet Airways had last flown on April 17, 2019, when it was owned by Naresh Goyal.(Reuters file photo)
Jet Airways had last flown on April 17, 2019, when it was owned by Naresh Goyal.(Reuters file photo)
Published on May 21, 2022 08:09 AM IST
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At BJP workers' meet, PM Modi on setting goals for next 25 years

Addressing the BJP's national office bearers' meeting in Rajasthan's Jaipur via video conferencing, the prime minister said, “India is seen as a country filled with aspirations. Now, every citizen of India wants to see the work getting done along with witnessing the outcome. In this backdrop, the responsibility of governments increases tremendously.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addresses the BJP's national office bearers' meeting, on May 20, 2022. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addresses the BJP's national office bearers' meeting, on May 20, 2022. 
Updated on May 20, 2022 11:31 AM IST
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All about Boeing's 3rd shot at high-stakes Starliner space demo flight| Videos

This was the third launch attempt by the US multinational after the first two failed for a program which has bedeviled the company, giving an edge to Elon Musk’s SpaceX as the only American option for ferrying astronauts. 
The capsule was soaring aloft atop an Atlas V rocket furnished by the United Launch Alliance (ULA).(REUTERS)
The capsule was soaring aloft atop an Atlas V rocket furnished by the United Launch Alliance (ULA).(REUTERS)
Published on May 20, 2022 07:11 AM IST
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'Entire Maharashtra will rise up..': Warning before Raj Thackeray’s Ayodhya trip

Visuals of the warning by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)- written on a poster and displayed in Mumbai's Lalbaug area - were shared by news agency ANI.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray.(HT_PRINT)
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray.(HT_PRINT)
Updated on May 19, 2022 07:17 PM IST
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Ex-Tripura CM Biplab Deb named in 'fake CIA report', wife files complaint

The complaint - filed three days after Deb resigned as chief minister, ahead of assembly elections next year - was lodged at the West Agartala Police Station on Tuesday.
Biplab Kumar Deb resigned as the chief minister of Tripura on May 14 in a surprising turn of events, with the northeastern state set to vote in 2023.(HT file photo)
Biplab Kumar Deb resigned as the chief minister of Tripura on May 14 in a surprising turn of events, with the northeastern state set to vote in 2023.(HT file photo)
Updated on May 18, 2022 12:38 PM IST
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Talks for importing wheat, fertilizers from ‘friend’ India ongoing: Jamaica

"We have enough wheat imports today, but we don't know what will happen tomorrow as the world changed on February 24. Russia now has a war engagement with Ukraine. So we are opening discussions with our friend, India,” Jamaica's commerce minister Aubyn Hill said. 
Jamaican commerce minister Aubyn Hill's comments over wheat imports come as India on May 14 temporarily suspended wheat exports in an apparent bid to curb the local price surge.(AP)
Jamaican commerce minister Aubyn Hill's comments over wheat imports come as India on May 14 temporarily suspended wheat exports in an apparent bid to curb the local price surge.(AP)
Published on May 18, 2022 11:29 AM IST
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‘A face of…’: TMC MP after Manik Saha takes oath as Tripura's new CM

Manik Saha was sworn in as the chief minister at Raj Bhavan in Agartala. Governor SN Arya administered the oath to Saha, a Rajya Sabha MP.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sushmita Dev and Tripura chief minister Manik Saha. 
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sushmita Dev and Tripura chief minister Manik Saha. 
Updated on May 15, 2022 02:59 PM IST
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Assam flood's first wave affects 6 districts, kills three | Key points

Till Saturday, a total of 24,681 people in 94 villages in six districts - Cachar, Dhemaji, Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, Nagaon and Kamrup (Metro) - have been affected due to floods, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said.
Incessant rains triggered landslides in several parts of the Dima Hasao district on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Incessant rains triggered landslides in several parts of the Dima Hasao district on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Published on May 15, 2022 12:49 PM IST
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Sunil Jakhar 'an asset worth his weight in gold': Navjot Sidhu says Congress...

Taking to Twitter, Sidhu described Jakhar as an 'asset' and said, "The Congress should not lose Sunil K Jakhar... (he) is an asset worth his weight in gold …. Any differences can be resolved on the table."
Former Punjab Congress chiefs Sunil Jakhar and Navjot Sidhu. (PTI file photo)
Former Punjab Congress chiefs Sunil Jakhar and Navjot Sidhu. (PTI file photo)
Updated on May 14, 2022 02:31 PM IST
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3 Madhya Pradesh cops killed by poachers, CM says 'sacrifice won't go in vain'

Posting a video statement on Twitter, the state’s home minister Narottam Mishra said, “In the Aaron Police station of Guna district, police received a tip-off about the presence of seven-eight miscreants who were on motorcycles. After the police surrounded them from all sides, the miscreants started firing at them, in which three police personnel were killed.”
Chief minister Chouhan held a high-level meeting over the incident.(ANI )
Chief minister Chouhan held a high-level meeting over the incident.(ANI )
Updated on May 14, 2022 11:26 AM IST
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No one can predict length of Ukraine war, says Zelensky |Top 5 points

Since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Russia has defended its actions. The country’s president, Vladimir Putin, has said that the special military operation was necessary because the United States was using Ukraine to threaten Moscow and the Kremlin had to defend against the persecution of Russian-speaking people.
Service members of pro-Russian troops are seen atop a self-propelled howitzer outside Donetsk, Ukraine, on May 13, 2022. (Reuters Photo)
Service members of pro-Russian troops are seen atop a self-propelled howitzer outside Donetsk, Ukraine, on May 13, 2022. (Reuters Photo)
Published on May 14, 2022 07:54 AM IST
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At Global Covid summit, PM Modi hails India's pandemic fight, vaccine drive

The global Covid summit intends to galvanize new actions to address the continued challenges of the pandemic and build a stronger global health security architecture.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(Screengrab)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(Screengrab)
Published on May 12, 2022 08:24 PM IST
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Terrorists kill Kashmiri Pandit in government office in J&K's Budgam

The victim has been identified as Rahul Bhat – a member of the Kashmiri Pandit community and an employee of the Chadoora area Tehsildar office.
This attack comes a day after two separate encounters in J&K's Bandipora and Anantnag districts.(ANI Photo)
This attack comes a day after two separate encounters in J&K's Bandipora and Anantnag districts.(ANI Photo)
Updated on May 12, 2022 05:54 PM IST
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Sri Lankan central bank governor warns of 'collapse', threatens to resign

"If there is no government in the next two days, the economy will completely collapse and no one will be able to save it," Central Bank of Sri Lanka's governor Nandalal Weerasinghe said. 
Sri Lankan army officers on patrol during a curfew in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.(Bloomberg)
Sri Lankan army officers on patrol during a curfew in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.(Bloomberg)
Updated on May 11, 2022 06:56 PM IST
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'Telling truth not treason…': Rahul Gandhi on SC putting sedition law on hold

Earlier today, the Supreme Court put on hold the 152-year-old colonial-era law as it stressed the need to preserve the civil liberty of Indian citizens. In its interim order the court said it would be 'appropriate' to put Section 124A 'in abeyance' till the government reviewed the law in full.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (ANI file photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (ANI file photo)
Published on May 11, 2022 03:38 PM IST
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'Tri-services synergy at its best!': Army tweets photo of the moment

General Manoj Pande, Air Chief Marshal Chaudhari and Navy Chief Hari Kumar were batch-mates of the 61st National Defence Academy (NDA) course, and the three are now heading their respective military wings.
Tri-Services Synergy at its Best!, the tweet said as the three chiefs of India's armed forces smiled and looked sharp in their uniforms.(Twitter/@adgpi)
Tri-Services Synergy at its Best!, the tweet said as the three chiefs of India's armed forces smiled and looked sharp in their uniforms.(Twitter/@adgpi)
Published on May 01, 2022 02:01 PM IST
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‘Didn’t God exist when...’: RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav's question on loudspeaker row

The loudspeaker row erupted in Maharashtra when Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray demanded that loudspeakers be removed from mosques, warning if they are not removed, his party workers would play Hanuman Chalisa and bhajans daily.
In another tweet, Yadav questioned why there wasn't any focus in public discussions on unemployment, inflation, condition of farmers and labourers.(File photo)
In another tweet, Yadav questioned why there wasn't any focus in public discussions on unemployment, inflation, condition of farmers and labourers.(File photo)
Updated on May 01, 2022 11:26 AM IST
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Kim Jong Un's latest warning on nuclear weapons: What is known so far

Since he took over as the supreme leader in 2011, North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un is believed to have conducted over 100 missile launches which include intercontinental launches, and four nuclear tests.
Kim Jon Un is reviving North Korea’s nuclear brinkmanship, which is aimed at forcing the United States to accept the idea of the former country as a nuclear power.(via Reuters)
Kim Jon Un is reviving North Korea’s nuclear brinkmanship, which is aimed at forcing the United States to accept the idea of the former country as a nuclear power.(via Reuters)
Updated on May 01, 2022 07:27 AM IST
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'Modi hai, mumkin hai': P Chidambaram's jab at Centre over coal, power crisis

The Congress has blamed the power crisis - which follows a similar problem late last year - on the Centre's misgovernance and mismanagement.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram.(ANI file photo)
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram.(ANI file photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2022 11:00 AM IST
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In 1st foreign visit as Pak PM, Shehbaz Sharif meets Saudi Crown Prince

Taking to Twitter, the Pakistani government said that both leaders exchanged views on “matters of mutual interest, especially on various regional and international issues”.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif upon his arrival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on April 29, 2022. (via Reuters)
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif upon his arrival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on April 29, 2022. (via Reuters)
Updated on Apr 30, 2022 07:58 AM IST
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Revived by US for Ukraine, 'Lend Lease' act explained. It helped defeat Hitler

Amid the ongoing Russian offensive in Ukraine, the act will help those affected by Moscow's attack such as Poland and other eastern European countries as well as Ukraine.
Ukrainian service members patrol an area, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in a village in Donetsk region on April 28, 2022. (Reuters)
Ukrainian service members patrol an area, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in a village in Donetsk region on April 28, 2022. (Reuters)
Published on Apr 29, 2022 07:50 AM IST
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'Should be called...': Elon Musk suggests name change for Trump's 'Truth Social'

"Should be called Trumpet instead!" Musk said, adding to tweets about Truth Social ranking above Twitter on the Apple store.
There have been rumours that once Musk takes over Twitter - his $44 billion offer is to be approved by shareholders - Trump's handle might be restored.(AP file photo)
There have been rumours that once Musk takes over Twitter - his $44 billion offer is to be approved by shareholders - Trump's handle might be restored.(AP file photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2022 12:22 PM IST
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Elon Musk wants his 'worst critics' to stay on Twitter

The self-described “free speech absolutist” is said to have been in talks with Twitter’s board on Sunday and early Monday over terms of his bid to buy Twitter for $54.20 per share.
On Monday, Twitter's shares jumped 5.5 per cent at $51.60. But they were still below Musk's offer price.(Reuters photo)
On Monday, Twitter's shares jumped 5.5 per cent at $51.60. But they were still below Musk's offer price.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2022 11:16 PM IST
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Partnership with India a priority for coming decade: European Commission chief

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen is on a two-day visit to India that started on Sunday. She met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural session of Raisina Dialogue 2022, in New Delhi on April 25, 2022. (ANI)
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural session of Raisina Dialogue 2022, in New Delhi on April 25, 2022. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 25, 2022 07:58 PM IST
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Ukraine war: Russia announces ceasefire around Mariupol plant for evacuation

Issuing a statement on Monday, the Russian defence ministry said, "From 14:00 Moscow time (1100 GMT) on April 25, 2022, will unilaterally stop any hostilities, withdraw units to a safe distance and ensure the withdrawal of civilians."
The Azovstal Steel Plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, with some large holes blasted in the roof. (Planet Labs via AP)
The Azovstal Steel Plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, with some large holes blasted in the roof. (Planet Labs via AP)
Published on Apr 25, 2022 05:13 PM IST
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