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Sanskriti Falor is a Senior Content Producer at the News Desk of HT Digital. Having worked in Digital Media for the past two years, she is interested in covering civic issues and global affairs.

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Explained: What is 160-year-old abortion ban upheld by Arizona Supreme Court?

The 1864 law predates the statehood of Arizona and offers no exceptions in cases of rape, incest or danger to the mother's life.

Protesters take part in a small rally led by Women's March Tucson after Arizona's Supreme Court revived a law dating to 1864 that bans abortion in virtually all instances. (Reuters)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 09:49 PM IST

New Zealand tightens visa regulations, shortens work permits | Here's why

About 173,000 non-New Zealanders migrated to the country in 2023. With a population of 5.3 million, New Zealand has been seeing a surge in migration since 2022.

A view of Dunedin, New Zealand. “Ōtepoti (Dunedin) is widely known for its Scottish influence, but the area is also home to Māori history and stories of the manawhenua that settled here long before the Europeans arrived.” (Luciano Brito / Shutterstock)
Published on Apr 08, 2024 07:53 PM IST

‘Felt like this was my last day’: Indians in Taiwan on strongest quake in 25 yrs

The earthquake, Taiwan’s worst in the past 25 years, on Wednesday, killed 10 people, injured about 1,067 individuals and trapped over 600 others.

A fire broke out at the chemistry department at National Dong Hwa University on Wednesday. (Rageshnath/Sourced by HT)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 08:24 PM IST

What is Japan's dietary supplement that killed 2, left over 100 hospitalised?

Kobayashi Pharmaceutical, which has been selling dietary supplements and over-the-counter drugs, recalled the product after concerns were raised.

A Japanese drugmaker whose dietary supplements are at the centre of a growing health scare reported two more deaths potentially related to its tablets. (AFP)
Published on Mar 28, 2024 01:51 PM IST

Pakistan election 2024 in numbers: Facts that you must know

Pakistan election 2024: National assembly comprises 336 seats, out of which 266 candidates will be voted through the direct voting process.

Policemen stand guard outside a polling station before the start of voting in Pakistan's national elections in Lahore. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 11:06 AM IST

Pakistan general elections 2024 on Feb 8: Candidates, voting process | Details

Being a parliamentary democracy, Pakistan is set to vote in the federal legislature or the House Assembly and four state legislatures.

Polling staff members collect polling materials for Feb. 8 general elections at a collection point in Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP)
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 11:05 AM IST

What is Toshakhana corruption case in which Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi are jailed?

The verdict, issued by an anti-graft court in Islamabad, also stated that the couple would be disqualified from holding public office for the next 10 years.

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan (AFP)
Updated on Jan 31, 2024 01:18 PM IST

GRAP Stage-III imposed in Delhi-NCR. What is allowed, what is banned?

The AQI at 10am persisted in the ‘very poor’ category, registering at 397. At 4pm, the AQI was in the ‘severe’ category at 409.

The order said that the Stage-III curbs were in addition to the restrictions under Stage-I and Stage-II of GRAP. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 22, 2023 06:55 PM IST

Explained: How is world's largest iceberg drifting away from Antarctica?

The recent satellite pictures showed that the Antarctic iceberg called A23a was moving beyond the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.

The world's largest iceberg named A23a in Antarctica. (Reuters)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 09:45 AM IST

Israel-Hamas war ceasefire begins; 13 hostages to be released today: Top updates

Hours before the start of the four-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, officials a hospital in Gaza was bombed.

Ambulances are seen on a road near an Israeli forces tank during an Israeli army ground operation in the Gaza Strip. (AP)
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 01:37 PM IST

Explained: Case linked to Qatar court's death sentence to Indians

The eight men were working for a private firm when they were detained by the Qatari intelligence service in Doha in August last year.

The men were working for a defence service provider organisation — Dahra Global Technologies and Consultancy Services — owned by a retired member of the Royal Omani Air Force. (File)
Updated on Oct 26, 2023 06:19 PM IST

Why women in world's most gender-equal country are protesting for wage parity?

Tens of thousands of women refused to work on Tuesday, which was called the ‘kvennafrí’ in Icelandish or the women's day off.

Demonstrators take part in a rally for equal rights, as Icelandic women strike for equality, in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Reuters)
Updated on Oct 26, 2023 02:43 PM IST

Evening briefing: Owaisi on Israel-Hamas war; Akhilesh's 'lotus name' retort

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav (File Photo)
Published on Oct 21, 2023 06:26 PM IST

Explained: Why Greta Thunberg faces police action in London?

Greta Thurnberg, 20, was charged along with 28 other protesters in relation to Tuesday's protest, the Guardian reported.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is arrested outside the InterContinental London Park Lane during the
Updated on Oct 19, 2023 05:18 PM IST

Bihar accident witness accounts; Jaishankar's security upgraded after threats

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

Rescue operation underway near Raghunathpur station in Bihar’s Buxar district on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 13, 2023 09:04 AM IST

Caught in deadly loan trap: How dubious lending apps caused 60 deaths

Those who took their lives due to harassment by these apps included — an award-winning musician, a young mom, a father of two daughters and four teenagers.

In its 43-minute documentary, BBC reveals how these apps function and how they have destroyed lives across India. (File)
Updated on Oct 11, 2023 10:43 PM IST

Evening brief: Tharoor on Modi's Israel statement, Sikkim lake alarm system fail

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

A Palestinian walks through the destruction due to Israeli strikes on Gaza. (AP)
Published on Oct 11, 2023 06:34 PM IST

Afternoon briefing: Congress CWC meeting; new Manipur video goes viral

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at CWC meeting in Hyderabad. (File)
Published on Oct 09, 2023 01:02 PM IST

What is Israel's Iron Dome, air-defence system which intercepted Hamas rockets?

Israel-Hamas war: In a recorded message, Hamas commander Mohammad Deif claimed the outfit launched 5,000 rockets into Israel.

Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza Strip, as seen from Ashkelon in southern Israel. (Reuters)
Published on Oct 08, 2023 01:55 PM IST

Afternoon brief: IAF's 91st Founding Day; Ladakh-Kargil poll vote counting on

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel march past while holding the new IAF ensign. (ANI)
Published on Oct 08, 2023 01:19 PM IST

Israel-Hamas conflict: Saudi Arabia calls for ‘two-state solution’ amid tensions

Hundreds of Hamas militants broke from blockaded Gaza Strip and entered Israeli towns killing over 300 people and injuring over 1,500.

A man walks along a debris-strewn street in Tel Aviv, after it was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip. (AFP)
Updated on Oct 08, 2023 11:59 AM IST

Hamas pummels Israel with 5,000 rockets; at least 2 killed, 100 wounded: Updates

Israel-Palestine conflict: Israeli Army warned of sirens across country's south and central areas. It also said it has declared “state of readiness for war”.

Smoke rises in the aftermath of rocket barrages that were launched from Gaza, in Ashkelon, Israel. (Reuters)
Updated on Oct 07, 2023 02:00 PM IST

Afternoon brief: NewsClick editor moves Delhi HC, ED calls Sanjay Singh's aides

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

NewsClick editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha
Updated on Oct 06, 2023 01:19 PM IST

Eight killed, 40 injured in Goregaon building fire in Mumbai: Latest updates

Out of the 51 injured, 36 were sent to Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Medical College (HBT) hospital, while 15 were being treated at Cooper Hospital.

Fire occured at level two.
Updated on Oct 06, 2023 04:04 PM IST

Afternoon brief: Pro-Khalistan graffiti in Dharamshala; Kejriwal on Sanjay Singh

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

Khalistan graffiti seen outside government office in Dharamshala, Kangra district. (X/ANI)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 01:42 PM IST
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