Sharangee Dutta

A journalist with 7+ years of experience, I pretty much inhale and exhale news – figuratively speaking. Cooking, reading and playing with my dog take up the remaining hours of my normal day. I have an inclination for true crime stories, and love listening to such podcasts.

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Rahul blasts BJP over Uttarakhand teen’s murder: ‘They view women as objects’

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the only reason the teenager lost her life is because she refused to “become a prostitute”.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks at a Bharat Jodo Yatra event in Kerala, on Tuesday. (Screengrab/ANI video)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks at a Bharat Jodo Yatra event in Kerala, on Tuesday. (Screengrab/ANI video)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 09:44 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Rajasthan: Ministers, MLAs at Gehlot's residence as Cong tries to allay crisis

The ministers and MLAs met Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, and reportedly held talks. This development comes only a few hours after ex-deputy CM Sachin Pilot reached Delhi.

Rajasthan MLAs and ministers at chief minister Ashok Gehlot's residence (Sachin Saini/HT Photo)
Rajasthan MLAs and ministers at chief minister Ashok Gehlot's residence (Sachin Saini/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2022 07:57 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Mithun says BJP won't take ‘rotten potatoes’ from TMC: ‘Not 21, in touch with…’

Bollywood actor and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty said not everyone who is associated with the TMC is bad, and a section of those who are good, are in contact with him.

Bollywood actor and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty. (PTI Photo)
Bollywood actor and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty. (PTI Photo)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 06:34 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

‘False news’: Pilot rebuts report that he complained to Cong bosses about Gehlot

Loyalists of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and ex-deputy CM Sachin Pilot have been in a battle over the appointment of the next chief minister of the state should the former run for Congress president's post.

Sachin Pilot is seen as the leading face of becoming the next chief minister of Rajasthan if the Ashok Gehlot contests the upcoming Congress presidential elections.
Sachin Pilot is seen as the leading face of becoming the next chief minister of Rajasthan if the Ashok Gehlot contests the upcoming Congress presidential elections.
Updated on Sep 27, 2022 04:50 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Anand Mahindra overwhelmed as Geeta Phogat buys Scorpio-N: ‘Hope our car…’

Wrestler Geeta Phogat shared a series of photos with her husband, fellow wrestler Pawan Kumar, and their son, with their “new member” - the Mahindra Scorpio-N.

Wrestler couple Geeta Phogat and Pawan Sharma pose with their son. (Geeta Phogat/Twitter)
Wrestler couple Geeta Phogat and Pawan Sharma pose with their son. (Geeta Phogat/Twitter)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 10:28 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘If a gen secy is on mission…’: Raj minister targets Maken, ‘traitor’ Pilot

In a video, Rajasthan cabinet minister Shanti Dhariwal said the loyalists of chief minister Ashok Gehlot want someone from their camp to become his successor and that whatever the decision of Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi is, it will be duly respected.

Rajasthan cabinet minister Shanti Dhariwal. (ANI Photo)
Rajasthan cabinet minister Shanti Dhariwal. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 11:08 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

On Rajasthan political crisis, 'Sonia Gandhi asked for...': Cong's Ajay Maken

Ashok Gehlot supporters are against former deputy CM Sachin Pilot taking over from him, and want someone from their camp to become the Rajasthan chief minister's successor.

Congress leader Ajay Maken briefs the media after meeting with party interim president Sonia Gandhi at her residence, in New Delhi, India, on Monday, September 26, 2022. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Congress leader Ajay Maken briefs the media after meeting with party interim president Sonia Gandhi at her residence, in New Delhi, India, on Monday, September 26, 2022. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 07:48 PM IST
By, New Delhi

PM Modi to attend Shinzo Abe's funeral tomorrow, meet counterpart Kishida

Foreign secretary Vinay Kwatra said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Japan between 12 and 16 hours.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) with late former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. (PTI) (File Photo)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) with late former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. (PTI) (File Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 06:51 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Will Gehlot pull out of Cong prez race? Sources close to him say ‘fluid...'

The Congress Working Committee members have asked party interim president Sonia Gandhi to make another person a candidate who is both a veteran and loyal to the Gandhi family.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (PTI Photo)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 06:10 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

‘Can Nitish Kumar…?’: Sushil Modi quashes possibility of oppn unity

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said on Sunday that Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi asked them to meet again after the grand old party gets a new president.

BJP leader Sushil Modi.(PTI File Photo)
BJP leader Sushil Modi.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 10:42 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Nitish-Lalu all smiles after meet with Sonia, more talks after Cong prez polls

This was the first meeting among the trio in more than five years, and also since Nitish Kumar severed ties with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and joined hands with the RJD and Congress to form a new government in Bihar.

Bihar CM and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar with RJD supremo Lalu Prasad after their meeting with Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, in New Delhi, Sunday, (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)
Bihar CM and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar with RJD supremo Lalu Prasad after their meeting with Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, in New Delhi, Sunday, (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)
Updated on Sep 25, 2022 08:00 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

With eye on 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Nitish and Lalu meet Sonia in Delhi

At an INLD rally in Haryana's Fatehabad on Sunday, Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal (United) boss Nitish Kumar said he is not a PM candidate for the 2024 general elections, and stressed that only one front including Congress can defeat the BJP.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar arrives for meeting with Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi on Sunday. RJD chief Lalu Prasad will also be there at the meeting. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/HT)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar arrives for meeting with Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi on Sunday. RJD chief Lalu Prasad will also be there at the meeting. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/HT)
Updated on Sep 25, 2022 07:39 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Amarinder Singh says ‘grateful to PM’ for Chandigarh Airport move: ‘Befitting…’

During the 93rd episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the decision to rename Chandigarh Airport after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.

Captain Amarinder Singh with Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Capt. Amarinder Singh Twitter/ANI Photo) (File)
Captain Amarinder Singh with Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Capt. Amarinder Singh Twitter/ANI Photo) (File)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 03:21 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Rupee held its own against dollar. What about other currencies: FM Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman, who is on a three-day visit to Pune in Maharashtra, asked a reporter to study how currencies, other than the Rupee, are performing against the dollar in the latest round of depreciation.

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. (Photo by Pratham Gokhale/Hindustan Times)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. (Photo by Pratham Gokhale/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 11:06 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

U'khand receptionist murder: Kin leave after autopsy at AIIMS as stir grows

The body of the 19-year-old girl, who worked as a receptionist at a resort in Uttarakhand owned by BJP leader Vinod Arya's son Pulkit Arya, was found in Chilla canal in Rishikesh in the early hours of Saturday. Police have so far held three people, including Pulkit and two of his employees.

Relatives of the 19-year-old girl, who was allegedly murdered, leave from AIIMS Rishikesh with her body after autopsy was done on Saturday, September 24, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Relatives of the 19-year-old girl, who was allegedly murdered, leave from AIIMS Rishikesh with her body after autopsy was done on Saturday, September 24, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 08:11 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Harry snubbed dinner invite with Charles, William at Balmoral Castle. Here’s why

The incident caused Harry to miss an RAF flight he was supposed to take to Scotland with his brother William and their uncles Andrew and Edward. Harry was asked to make his own travel arrangements and he eventually reached Scotland minutes after the news of Queen's passing was announced.

Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, reacts as she, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Queen Camilla and King Charles III attend the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in London, Britain. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, reacts as she, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Queen Camilla and King Charles III attend the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in London, Britain. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 05:59 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

In soup over ‘Kaali’ poster, filmmaker shares pic of chopped hair amid Iran stir

Iran has been rocked with protests since the death of 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, last week. She was detained by the morality police for inappropriately wearing the headscarf and died after spending three days in a coma at a hospital.

The chopped hair hoisted as flag. (Twitter/Leena Manimekalai)
The chopped hair hoisted as flag. (Twitter/Leena Manimekalai)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 10:08 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Mahua Moitra’s latest swipe at BJP's poll spend: ‘Ram Rajya is expensive affair’

Taking to Twitter, TMC's Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra said the BJP spent ₹340 crore in the five Assembly elections earlier this year, of which, ₹221 crore was allegedly spent in Uttar Pradesh alone.

TMC MP Mahua Moitra.(File Photo)
TMC MP Mahua Moitra.(File Photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 06:13 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Speeding car rams into man crossing road in Uttarakhand | Watch

The incident happened at the Kiccha National Highway 74, Rudrapur. Uttarakhand Police's City patrol unit (CPU) officer Deepak Bhatt took the man to a nearby hospital by an e-rickshaw and as of now, his condition is stable, and he is no longer in danger.

The incident was caught on CCTV camera. (Screengrab/Video tweeted by Uttarakhand Police)
The incident was caught on CCTV camera. (Screengrab/Video tweeted by Uttarakhand Police)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 03:23 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Gehlot hints at twin role in Cong as Tharoor meets poll panel chief | Top points

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, who has hinted to enter the fray to become the next Congress president, met Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday in Delhi. He, however, said that he will make one last-ditch effort to convince Rahul Gandhi to take up the job of Congress president again.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (PTI Photo)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (PTI Photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 11:24 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

IMD alerts: Monsoon to bring heavy rainfall with lightning in these 16 states

In its latest bulletin, IMD said that a low pressure area lies over Madhya Pradesh, and a high moisture feed from Arabian Sea over northwest India will continue for the next two days.

Central Maharashtra will receive heavy downpours on September 22, 2022, IMD said in its latest bulletin.(HT Photo)
Central Maharashtra will receive heavy downpours on September 22, 2022, IMD said in its latest bulletin.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 11:14 PM IST
By, New Delhi

On 9th day of hearing on Karnataka hijab row, SC says ‘losing our patience’

The top court heard submissions in the controversy for the ninth day on Wednesday. During the hearing, the Karnataka government informed the court that its notice on hijab ban is only applicable inside classrooms and not in school transport or campus premises.

A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia heard the hijab row cases on Wednesday. (HT PHOTO)
A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia heard the hijab row cases on Wednesday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 11:28 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

No more ‘no, sir’ replies in Parl. Priyanka Chaturvedi says ‘big difference’

Shiv Sena's Priyanka Chaturvedi had written to the parliamentary affairs minister last month seeking the introduction of gender neutral terms that she said may seem like a small change, but will “go a long way in giving women their due representation in the parliamentary process”.

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi. (File photo)
Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi. (File photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 09:20 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

'Won’t take sides': Sonia clears air as Gehlot meets her for Congress prez polls

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has hinted of being the frontrunner in the race to become the next Congress president.

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi.(HT file)
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi.(HT file)
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 09:17 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

On Cong prez polls, BJP jabs Tharoor, Gehlot: 'Seeking owner's manzoori'

BJP's national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla said that Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and Congress veteran Shashi Tharoor meeting with party chief Sonia Gandhi amid buzz of them contesting in Congress presidential elections shows it's a “family firm or a private limited company”.

BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla. (ANI Photo)
BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 07:15 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Gehlot-Dhankhar banter on Mamata: ‘What magic did you do on the tough lady?’

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar said he had once asked former two-time Rajasthan CM Vasundhare Raje for help regarding TMC boss and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in the form of “magic spell”.

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar with Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and assembly speaker CP Joshi during a felicitation ceremony at the state assembly, in Jaipur, on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. (PTI Photo)
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar with Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and assembly speaker CP Joshi during a felicitation ceremony at the state assembly, in Jaipur, on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. (PTI Photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 04:14 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

‘Long live the Queen’: Britain bids farewell to their monarch | In Pics

Britain's new monarch King Charles III appeared to be fighting back tears as his mother's coffin was descended into the Royal vault beneath the St George's Chapel on Monday. All members of the royal family wore a sombre expression on their faces.

King Charles III and members of the Royal family follow behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre, as it is carried out of Westminster Abbey after her State Funeral, in London, on Monday. (AP/PTI Photo)
King Charles III and members of the Royal family follow behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre, as it is carried out of Westminster Abbey after her State Funeral, in London, on Monday. (AP/PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2022 11:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Spider spotted on top of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin during her funeral | Watch

The critter was seen walking over a note written to Queen Elizabeth II by her eldest son and Great Britain's new monarch King Charles III, which was placed atop her coffin.

The spider was seen walking over the note on top of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin. (Screengrab of video/@deplaurablenull)
The spider was seen walking over the note on top of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin. (Screengrab of video/@deplaurablenull)
Updated on Sep 19, 2022 08:29 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Westminster Abbey: The witness to Queen's marriage, coronation and funeral

Leading up to the funeral service at the Westminster Abbey, the church's tenor bell tolled every minute for 96 minutes, signifying the age at which Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8.

Members of the Royal family and guests sing as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard, lies by the altar during the State Funeral Service at Westminster Abbey in London. (BEN STANSALL/Pool via REUTERS)
Members of the Royal family and guests sing as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard, lies by the altar during the State Funeral Service at Westminster Abbey in London. (BEN STANSALL/Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 19, 2022 07:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Lakhimpur rape and murder of Dalit sisters: 7-member SIT formed for speedy probe

Six men have been arrested and sent to 14-day judicial custody in the case that happened in Lakhimpur Kheri district. Police said two among the accused have confessed to strangling the girls after raping them.

Mortal remains of two girls whose bodies were found hanging from a tree reach their residence after post-mortem, in Lakhimpur Kheri. (ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service)
Mortal remains of two girls whose bodies were found hanging from a tree reach their residence after post-mortem, in Lakhimpur Kheri. (ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service)
Published on Sep 16, 2022 10:37 PM IST
By | Reported by Rohit Kumar Singh | Edited by Sohini Goswami
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