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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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Elon Musk trolls critics: ‘Wasn’t Twitter supposed to die by now?’

Twitter Inc is also facing class action suits claiming that it failed to give contract workers advance notice before they were laid off and discriminated against disabled workers by barring them from working remotely after Musk took over.

Elon Musk acquired Twitter in October following a lengthy legal battle.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 23, 2022 09:47 AM IST

2 new deaths, fears of return of Covid Zero curbs amid China resurgence: Top 5

The country had earlier reduced the compulsory quarantine times for international arrivals as it planned to ease some of its stringent curbs. Now however, shopping malls and offices in several parts of the country remained shut on Sunday in another sign that China's reopening may yet be waylaid.

Office workers queue at a Covid-19 testing station in Shenzhen, China, on Saturday.(Bloomberg)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 08:03 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

In poll season, Tharoor's 'chameleon' dig at turncoats; and a new word attack

The Congress has suffered a series of jolts ahead of the Gujarat assembly polls, as senior MLA Bhagwan Barad resigned as a legislator and primary member to join BJP.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.
Published on Nov 18, 2022 09:51 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

To save endangered salmon, US panel approves largest dam demolition in history

In 2019, the state lawmakers passed some of the country’s strongest clean energy legislation, aiming to cut coal power by 2025, and move to 100 per cent clean and renewable electricity by 2045. Removing the dams would make it more challenging to meet those goals.

A dam on the lower Klamath River known as Copco 2.(AP)
Published on Nov 18, 2022 07:25 AM IST

Musk says Twitter will be getting a new leader: ‘I expect to reduce my time'

Soon after the takeover, Elon Musk fired the company’s previous chief executive and other senior leaders. Twitter also cut close to 3,700 people this month via email as a way to trim costs post-acquisition, which closed in late October.

Owner and CEO of Twitter, Inc. Elon Musk.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 17, 2022 07:43 AM IST

Jaya Bachchan slams Maha minister over remark on Sule: 'Should be thrown out'

Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Abdul Sattar triggered a controversy while responding to one of Sule's comments. "Since Sattar himself suggested some days back that the opposition could also avail of 'khokhe (boxes)' as the rebel MLAs were accused of having done," she had said.

Member of Parliaments Priyanka Chaturvedi and Jaya Bachchan.
Published on Nov 14, 2022 02:05 PM IST

Udaipur blast: 1st train on track post repair; anti-terror probe on | Top 5

Earlier on Monday a team of counter-terrorism personnel from the elite National Security Guard (NSG) - also known as 'black cats' - reached the spot to further investigate the blast.

Udaipur-Ahmedabad rail route repaired post blast, first train passes on track.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 14, 2022 11:37 AM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

On WFH for Twitter employees, Elon Musk says ‘staying home is fine’ if…

Twitter also cut close to 3,700 people this month via email as a way to trim costs following Musk’s acquisition. “Regarding Twitter’s reduction in force, unfortunately there is no choice when the company is losing over $4M/day,” Musk tweeted on Nov 5 addressing the lay-offs.

Last week, reports had claimed that Elon Musk has scrapped Twitter’s work-from-home policy and ordered its staff back to the office. (MINT_PRINT)
Published on Nov 14, 2022 10:33 AM IST

Protesting Coke as COP27 sponsor, activists attack Barcelona mummy exhibit

The American beverage behemoth - Coca-Cola - is one of the official sponsors of the UN COP27 climate summit, which is being held in Egypt. Environmentalists blame the company for being responsible for much of the world’s plastic pollution.

Climate activists of 'Futuro Vegetal' pose after throwing 'syrup and beetroot juice' to resemble petrol and blood at the Egyptian Museum in Barcelona, Spain.(Futuro Vegetal/via REUTERS )
Published on Nov 14, 2022 07:22 AM IST

Delhi AQI today: Air quality remains ‘very poor’ as smog blankets capital city

As per the SAFAR data shared by news agency ANI, Pusa recorded an AQI of 326 while Dhirpur recorded an AQI of 319. Lodhi Road recorded 315, Delhi Airport (T3) recorded an AQI of 315 and Mathura road recorded an AQI of 324.

The visuals of the poor air quality shared by news agency ANI on Sunday morning show the thick layer of smog blanketing the national capital.
Updated on Nov 13, 2022 09:53 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Elon Musk says Twitter Blue 'probably' coming back end of next week

Elon Musk had earlier warned the employees that Twitter would not be able to "survive the upcoming economic downturn" if it failed to boost subscription revenue to offset falling advertising income.

Twitter's $7.99/month service that enabled users to pay for a verification check mark was launched almost two weeks after the world's richest man - Elon Musk took over the company.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 13, 2022 07:38 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Blue tick saga: Jesus Christ gets verified Twitter account. Thanks to Elon Musk

Before the takeover, Elon Musk claimed that Twitter was ridden with bots/fake accounts, and hence he did not want to close the $44 million deal. But now, Twitter is ridden with a host of users impersonating major brands and celebrities, even God!

Screenshot of the verified 'Jesus Christ' account - @jesus.
Updated on Nov 11, 2022 02:27 PM IST

Amid 'Putin's barbaric war', US official calls India 'an indispensable partner'

Yellen’s remarks come at a time when India has made clear that it would continue to buy Russian oil at a discount, because this benefits India's economy, despite the efforts of the United States and Western allies to impose a price cap on Russian oil exports.

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s visit comes as India is set to assume the presidency of the grouping of the world’s 20 largest economies on December 1.(AP file)
Published on Nov 11, 2022 10:12 AM IST

Russia open for Indian medical students who left Ukraine: Envoy

Thousands of Indian medical students were left stranded in war-torn Ukraine as Russia launched a full-scale war on its neighbour on February 24. Following this, the Indian government carried out ‘operation Ganga’ to evacuate its citizens from Ukraine amidst the Russian invasion.

Russian Consul General Oleg Avdeev.
Published on Nov 11, 2022 10:06 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Gujarat Assembly elections: Turncoat Hardik Patel to contest from Viramgam

The 28-year-old Patel, who was the face of the 2015 Patidar quota agitation in Gujarat, had earlier been a staunch critic of the BJP.

Hardik Patel, who spearheaded a massive Patidar quota agitation in the state in 2015, quit the Congress and joined the BJP in June this year. (PTI File Photo)
Published on Nov 10, 2022 12:02 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

‘If Mamata opposes…’ BJP hits back as Trinamool calls CAA ‘a mere spectacle’

The 2019 Act amended the Citizenship Act, 1955, which makes illegal migrants eligible for citizenship if they (a) belong to the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi or Christian communities, and (b) are from Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Pakistan.

Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar and Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(file)
Updated on Nov 10, 2022 11:49 AM IST

Blue tick saga: Elon Musk ‘just killed’ the 'Official' label on Twitter accounts

Twitter’s current verification system has been in place since 2009 and was created to ensure high-profile and public-facing accounts are who they say they are. There are about 423,000 verified accounts on Twitter currently.

Elon Musk's Twitter profile is seen on a smartphone placed on printed Twitter logos in this picture illustration taken April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 10, 2022 09:43 AM IST

In poll-bound Himachal, PM Modi attacks ‘dynastic’ Congress: ‘Once it leaves…’

Himachal Pradesh has a history of alternating between the Congress and the BJP since 1982. This year the election will be held on November 12.

Prime minister Narendra Modi is in Himachal to campaign for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of this week's Assembly election.(BJP)
Published on Nov 09, 2022 01:05 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

PM Modi to gift these handicraft items from Himachal to G20 leaders | See pics

The move - which is expected to popularise Himachal Pradesh's art and culture on a global scale - comes as political fervour is running high in the state due to the upcoming assembly elections. The hilly state will go to polls on November 12, and the counting of votes will take place on December 8.

The gift items include Chamba 'rumals', Kangra miniature paintings, Kinnauri shawl, Kullu shawl and Kanal brass set,
Updated on Nov 09, 2022 12:08 PM IST

‘Russia needs to hear this… especially from India’: US on Ukraine war talks

India has consistently called for an end to the fighting in Ukraine and pushed for dialogue while refraining from publicly censuring Putin for the invasion launched in February.

FILE - State Department spokesperson Ned Price speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington.(AP)
Published on Nov 09, 2022 09:57 AM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Meet Aruna Miller, 1st ever Indian-American to hold office in Maryland

Indian-Americans are likely to have a 100 per cent strike rate for the House of Representatives, political experts told news agencies. The four incumbents - Ami Bera, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal - are likely to be re-elected.

Aruna Miller ran for Congress in 2018 in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, finishing second in a crowded field of eight candidates.(
Published on Nov 09, 2022 08:11 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Veteran leader LK Advani turns 95, PM Modi visits him: 'An inspiration' | Video

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recalled the "impact of Jan Chetna Yatra'' that Advani undertook in 2011 against the alleged corruption and black money during the UPA government.

Prime Minister Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also paid a visit to the veteran leader.
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 11:50 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Donald Trump hints at third prez campaign, to make ‘big announcement’ on Nov 15

Donald Trump has so far waged two election campaigns for President of the United States. In 2016, Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. In 2020, Trump campaigned for re-election, but lost to current US president Joe Biden.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a rally to support Republican candidates ahead of midterm elections, in Dayton, Ohio.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 08, 2022 10:17 AM IST

Setback to Congress ahead of Himachal polls; CM Thakur welcomes leaders to BJP

Himachal Pradesh, which goes to the polls on Saturday, has a history of alternating between the Congress and the BJP every assembly election since 1982.

Image shared by Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur on Twitter, welcoming Congress leaders to BJP.
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 08:13 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

After endorsing Republicans, Elon Musk explains 'independent party-affiliation'

Musk has been critical of the Biden administration and Democrats for their proposals to tax billionaires and give more tax incentives to union-made electric vehicles.

 In April, Elon Musk said he believes that for Twitter “to deserve public trust, it must be politically neutral.”(AP file)
Published on Nov 08, 2022 06:55 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

S. Korea Halloween stampede: Global leaders grieve with Seoul as toll rises

US President Joe Biden said in a tweet, “Jill and I send our deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones in Seoul.”

As per the latest death toll shared by news agencies, 149 people - mostly teenagers and young adults in their 20s, were killed in a crush.(AFP)
Published on Oct 30, 2022 05:17 AM IST

Cyclone Sitrang: Depression intensifies into storm over Bay of Bengal

The tidal waves may reach a height of six metres owing to the twin effect of the weather system and astronomical tide.

File image of high tides forming in the sea due to Cyclone Asani.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 23, 2022 10:58 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Before Diwali, Rajya MP Priyanka Chaturvedi's message for ‘soan papdi haters’

As this year's Diwali is just around the corner, soan papdi has already become the talk of the town on the internet.

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi speaks in Rajya Sabha.(file)
Updated on Oct 22, 2022 07:32 PM IST

Elon Musk's SpaceX seeks licence for Starlink as India readies for 5G: Report

Experts claim that with Jio, OneWeb, Nelco of the Tata Group, Canada's Telesat, and Amazon exploring the launch of satellite broadband services in the country, India's broadband-from-space services segment could be worth USD 13 billion by 2025.

SpaceX opened channels to let users pre-book for Starlink internet last year. However, the company was forced to return pre-book money after the government asked the company to first seek approval.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 08:58 AM IST

Iranian athlete who competed without hijab issues apology as worry grows

The decision by Elnaz Rekabi, a multiple medalist in competitions, to forgo the hijab came as protests sparked by the September 16 death in custody of a 22-year-old woman have entered the fifth week.

Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi competing at an international tournament without hijab.
Published on Oct 19, 2022 07:39 AM IST
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