Ishika Yadav

A journalist with 4+ years of experience in digital and broadcast media, Ishika Yadav covers Indian Politics, World News and Human Interest pieces for Hindustan Times.

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Request for more time denied, DK Shivakumar ‘left yatra & reached’ ED office

Shivakumar, who was in Mandya on Thursday for the Congress march, came to Delhi on Friday for questioning in the National Herald money laundering case.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and state party chief DK Shivakumar during a function at the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra, at Gundlupet, in Chamarajanagar on Friday. (ANI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and state party chief DK Shivakumar during a function at the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra, at Gundlupet, in Chamarajanagar on Friday. (ANI)
Published on Oct 07, 2022 11:34 AM IST

Indian Railways to run 179 special trains for festive season rush: Check details

Indian Railways operates about 3,000 passenger trains and 5,660 suburban trains over the world's fourth largest rail network. The volume of passengers carried daily is about 2.23 crore, a report by news agency PTI stated.

Last week, the IRCTC served a special Durga Puja menu on board trains in sync with the festive spirit.(HT File/Representative image)
Last week, the IRCTC served a special Durga Puja menu on board trains in sync with the festive spirit.(HT File/Representative image)
Published on Oct 07, 2022 09:38 AM IST

Judge halts Twitter lawsuit against Elon Musk, gives time till Oct 28 for buyout

While Musk’s lawyers say that ‘a short pause’ would not harm Twitter, the social media giant says it is dubious of the billionaire’s promises.

Both Elon Musk and Twitter Inc. had been gearing up for the week-long courtroom battle, which would have determined whether Elon Musk had legitimate grounds to terminate the buyout.(Reuters)
Both Elon Musk and Twitter Inc. had been gearing up for the week-long courtroom battle, which would have determined whether Elon Musk had legitimate grounds to terminate the buyout.(Reuters)
Published on Oct 07, 2022 06:25 AM IST

Indian-origin family killed in California: Punjab CM urges for high-level probe

Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal also condoled the death of four family members and made a similar appeal to Union Minister Jaishankar.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and the victim Indian-origin family.(file image)
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and the victim Indian-origin family.(file image)
Published on Oct 06, 2022 01:54 PM IST

Akasa Air to soon allow pets on board, bookings open from Oct 15

Akasa Air's fleet size will be 18 aircraft by the end of March 2023 and over the next four years, the airline will add 54 additional aircraft, taking its total fleet size to 72 aircraft, it stated.

Akasa Air was founded by late stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala along with aviation industry veteran Vinay Dube.
Akasa Air was founded by late stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala along with aviation industry veteran Vinay Dube.
Updated on Oct 06, 2022 02:06 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

After strife with Zelensky, Elon Musk tweets: War is the ultimate Supreme Court

Elon Musk - who has been engaged in a Twitter takeover deal saga since April - received a massive backlash for his series of tweets on the Ukraine war on Tuesday. This time too, his followers criticised him in the comments, some even advising him to delete the tweet.

Billionaire Elon Musk and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky(file)
Billionaire Elon Musk and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky(file)
Published on Oct 06, 2022 11:28 AM IST

Sonia Gandhi joins Rahul in Bharat Jodo Yatra, ‘We are proud,’ say Cong leaders

The Yatra entered its Karnataka leg on September 30 via Gundlupet in Chamarajanagar district, and reached Mysuru on Monday where the Congress MP gave a speech on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi during the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ in Karnataka.
Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi during the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ in Karnataka.
Published on Oct 06, 2022 10:16 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

13 dead, several missing during Durga idols immersion in 3 separate incidents

Similar incidents were also reported during the Ganesh visarjan that took place on September 9. At least 20 lives were lost across Maharashtra, and eight people died in Haryana.

People take idols of Goddess Durga for immersion into the river Ganga on the final day of the Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata on Wednesday. (ANI File Photo)
People take idols of Goddess Durga for immersion into the river Ganga on the final day of the Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata on Wednesday. (ANI File Photo)
Published on Oct 06, 2022 07:15 AM IST

PM Modi leads Vijayadashami greetings: 'Courage, restraint, positive energy'

Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and UP CM Yogi Adityanath also extended their greetings to the nation on Vijayadashami.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 10:39 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Delhi set to withdraw 500 fine for not wearing masks as Covid cases dip: Report

In the last 24 hours, the city has recorded 74 fresh Covid infections, whereas the case positivity rate stood at 1.07 per cent, according to data issued by the city health department.

On April 2, the Delhi government had lifted the penalty of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500 for not wearing face masks at public places as the daily infections were fairly low.
On April 2, the Delhi government had lifted the penalty of 500 for not wearing face masks at public places as the daily infections were fairly low.
Published on Oct 05, 2022 08:47 AM IST

Delhi Traffic Police's quirky festive reminders: ‘That’s the whole p(o)int’

The traffic police often takes to Twitter to spread awareness about basic yet essential road safety rules like wearing seatbelt, driving within the speed limit and following the traffic rules.

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a common traffic hazard which often creeps up during the festive season.(Representative image)
Driving under the influence of alcohol is a common traffic hazard which often creeps up during the festive season.(Representative image)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 06:51 AM IST

Dubai’s new Hindu temple with 16 deities to open from Dussehra | 5 points

The temple is located in Jebel Ali. It will be open daily from 6.30am until 8.30pm from October 5 onwards.

A main prayer hall, where most of the deities are installed, has a large 3D-printed pink lotus unfurling across the central dome.(hindutempledubai.com)
A main prayer hall, where most of the deities are installed, has a large 3D-printed pink lotus unfurling across the central dome.(hindutempledubai.com)
Updated on Oct 04, 2022 02:00 PM IST

On Imran Khan leaked audio controversy, Pak PM says, ‘Thief creating chaos’

Imran Khan has repeatedly alleged that the trust vote which ousted him as PM was a conspiracy against him by the US. The issue blew up when unverified audio clips of private conversations between Khan (when he was still the PM and facing trust vote) and his close aides surfaced on the internet.

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.(via Reuters)
Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.(via Reuters)
Updated on Oct 04, 2022 10:48 AM IST

India’s daily Covid cases at 4-month low ahead of festive season: Top points

The latest dip is being seen as a respite as thousands across the country take part in festivities after two years of muted celebrations owing to the virus.

The number of active cases also declined by 1,528 in the last 24 hours and now stands at 34,598, according to the Union health ministry data.(Reuters file photo)
The number of active cases also declined by 1,528 in the last 24 hours and now stands at 34,598, according to the Union health ministry data.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Oct 04, 2022 10:37 AM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

'US stands with Iranian women': Biden amid Ayatollah's accusation on protests

The protests in Iran, sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, are flaring up across the country for a third week despite government efforts to quell demonstrations. 22-year-old Amini was arrested for allegedly violating the country’s strict Islamic dress code.

US President Joe Biden speaks from the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.(AP file image)
US President Joe Biden speaks from the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.(AP file image)
Published on Oct 04, 2022 07:41 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

In Greater Noida, cops arrest kidnappers, rescue 11-year-old boy within 24 hrs

On being intercepted, the kidnappers started firing shots on the police officers. The cops back-fired in response, injuring two accused, the official was quoted as saying.

In order to reward the speedy effort by the Greater Noida police team, the DCP has announced a reward of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25,000 for all the officers involved in the operation.(Representative image)
In order to reward the speedy effort by the Greater Noida police team, the DCP has announced a reward of 25,000 for all the officers involved in the operation.(Representative image)
Published on Oct 03, 2022 12:13 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Rain dampening Durga Puja, Dussehra spirit? What weather dept says | Updates

Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Uttar Pradesh will stay on "yellow" alert till October 7, which includes Dussehra celebrations on Wednesday.

Due to heavy rain, the Ghantaghar Ramlila ground in Ghaziabad was inundated on Friday last week. (Sakib Ali/ HT)
Due to heavy rain, the Ghantaghar Ramlila ground in Ghaziabad was inundated on Friday last week. (Sakib Ali/ HT)
Updated on Oct 03, 2022 09:34 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Public edit history, 30-min time limit | Twitter tests ‘edit button’ - 5 points

It must be noted that unlike other premium subscription-based services, Twitter Blue is not ad free. “Currently, ads continue to fund our ability to innovate as we grow this new part of our business,” Twitter Inc maintains.

The ‘edit tweet’ button may be the second biggest change since Twitter expanded the tweet limit from 140 to 280 characters in 2017.(REUTERS)
The ‘edit tweet’ button may be the second biggest change since Twitter expanded the tweet limit from 140 to 280 characters in 2017.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 03, 2022 08:02 AM IST

Drones light the night sky over India Gate on Gandhi Jayanti | Watch

The international community marked Gandhi's birth anniversary as the ‘International Day of Non-Violence'. Several events were held in India and across the world to mark the occasion.

Screengrab from video shared by news agency ANI.
Screengrab from video shared by news agency ANI.
Published on Oct 03, 2022 07:18 AM IST

Gurugram rain: Traffic snarls as roads inundated; more showers expected | Videos

According to the IMD, light to moderate intensity rain over and in the adjoining areas of entire Delhi and NCR will continue throughout the day. Gurugram may see spells of heavy rain along with thunderstorms on Sunday as well.

Visuals of waterlogging from different parts of Gurugram shared by news agencies.
Visuals of waterlogging from different parts of Gurugram shared by news agencies.
Published on Sep 24, 2022 12:06 PM IST

India slams Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif's speech at UNGA: 'To obfuscate own misdeeds'

The Pakistani PM earlier raked up the Kashmir issue at the 77th session of the UNGA and said that it looks for peace with all our neighbours, including India.

Indian diplomat Mijito Vinito reminded Pakistan to introspect before levelling false allegations against India.(ANI )
Indian diplomat Mijito Vinito reminded Pakistan to introspect before levelling false allegations against India.(ANI )
Published on Sep 24, 2022 08:23 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Delhi-NCR rain updates: Schools to remain shut, WFH as roads choked | Top points

As the national capital witnessed a flood-like situation on Thursday, the weather department has warned that rainfall will continue on Friday as well.

Commuters push their vehicle down the waterlogged Delhi-Gurugram Expressway service road after rainfall in Gurugram on Thursday, (PTI)
Commuters push their vehicle down the waterlogged Delhi-Gurugram Expressway service road after rainfall in Gurugram on Thursday, (PTI)
Updated on Sep 22, 2022 11:34 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

PFI raids by NIA, ED: 93 locations, 15 states, 300 officers and 45 arrests

39 locations were raided in Kerala, followed by 16 in Tamil Nadu, 12 in Karnataka and seven in Andhra Pradesh. A total of 45 people, including PFI chairman OMA Salam, were arrested.

NIA raids Popular Front of India (PFI), Maharashtra Office, at Sector-23, Nerul, in Navi Mumbai on Thursday.((Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT))
NIA raids Popular Front of India (PFI), Maharashtra Office, at Sector-23, Nerul, in Navi Mumbai on Thursday.((Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT))
Published on Sep 22, 2022 09:53 PM IST

‘Avoid these routes’- Delhi Police issues traffic advisory as roads waterlogged

The traffic from Mahipalpur - close to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, towards Mehrauli was also affected owing to the downpour.

Vehicles are stuck in a long traffic jam amid a spell of heavy rain, in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sanjay Sharma)
Vehicles are stuck in a long traffic jam amid a spell of heavy rain, in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sanjay Sharma)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 08:17 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

‘Entertainer par excellence’: India mourns Raju Srivastava, leaders pay tribute

Raju Srivastava - part of the entertainment industry since the 1980s - was admitted to AIIMS Delhi on August 10 after he complained of chest pain and collapsed while at a gym.

In this file photo dated July 31, 2015 comedian Raju Srivastava at Parliament house complex in Delhi. (PTI)
In this file photo dated July 31, 2015 comedian Raju Srivastava at Parliament house complex in Delhi. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 12:30 PM IST

Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh puja faces music; 3.66 lakh fine for 183 potholes

Union home minister Amit Shah also visited the Lalbaughcha Raja mandal on September 5 and offered his prayers days before the visarjan (immersion of Ganesh idols into the sea).

Crowd seen capturing Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh idol as it was being carried for the immersion.(HT File Photo by Pratik Chorge)
Crowd seen capturing Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh idol as it was being carried for the immersion.(HT File Photo by Pratik Chorge)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 11:31 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Delhi | Speeding truck runs over people sleeping on road divider; 4 killed

The driver fled the spot with the truck after the incident. A case has also been registered against the driver, the Seelampur police station officials informed.

The incident took place in Delhi’s Seemapuri area at around 1:50am, when the truck driver was crossing the DTC Depot Red Light.(ANI)
The incident took place in Delhi’s Seemapuri area at around 1:50am, when the truck driver was crossing the DTC Depot Red Light.(ANI)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 08:56 AM IST

In 200 crore fraud case, Jacqueline Fernandez’s stylist to be questioned

If summoned again, it will be the third time that Jacqueline Fernandez will be called in for questioning by the Delhi Police for her alleged role in the case.

Jacqueline appeared before the probe officials on Monday as well.
Jacqueline appeared before the probe officials on Monday as well.
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 01:58 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Mumbai teen cuts birthday cakes with sword, booked as video goes viral

This is not the first time that such an incident has come to light. In January as well, the Mumbai Police arrested two adults for using swords to cut over 20 cakes.

Police officials have informed that an offence was registered under relevant provisions of the Arms Act on Sunday. Further probe is underway. (Representative Image)
Police officials have informed that an offence was registered under relevant provisions of the Arms Act on Sunday. Further probe is underway. (Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 11:53 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Heavy rain in northwestern Telangana; Odisha on ‘orange’ alert: Weather updates

IMD further informed that due to anti-cyclonic circulation over Northwest India at lower troposphere level, west Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi are likely to remain dry during the next five days.

Telangana is likely to have light to moderate rains over many places over north and northeast districts of Telangana and heavy rainfall is likely to occur in north west districts.(File)
Telangana is likely to have light to moderate rains over many places over north and northeast districts of Telangana and heavy rainfall is likely to occur in north west districts.(File)
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 09:48 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin
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