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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'We will defend our land': Russia's Putin warns West | Top quotes

Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country is not striving to bring the Soviet Union, adding that Russia does not need it “anymore”. He made the statements during a ceremony where he signed documents to annex four Ukrainian regions.

The Moscow-appointed heads of the newly annexed Ukraine regions with Russian President Vladimir Putin (centre), at the Kremlin in Moscow on September 30, 2022. (Photo by Mikhail METZEL/SPUTNIK/AFP)
The Moscow-appointed heads of the newly annexed Ukraine regions with Russian President Vladimir Putin (centre), at the Kremlin in Moscow on September 30, 2022. (Photo by Mikhail METZEL/SPUTNIK/AFP)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 07:34 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Presidential polls is 'sideshow, main focus is...', says senior Congress leader

At a press conference in Karnataka on Friday, Congress MP Jairam Ramesh said that the greatest contribution of the grand old party to Indian politics has been “consensus” and when that is not possible, an election is held.

Congress MP Jairam Ramesh at a press conference in Karnataka on Friday, September 30, 2022. (Screengrab of video/Congress Twitter)
Congress MP Jairam Ramesh at a press conference in Karnataka on Friday, September 30, 2022. (Screengrab of video/Congress Twitter)
Updated on Sep 30, 2022 06:25 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Cong prez poll: G-23 leaders Tewari, Chavan among 30 who back Mallikarjun Kharge

Digvijaya Singh and Ashok Gehlot, who opted out of the race to become the next Congress president, have proposed the candidature of their colleague Mallikarjun Kharge in the party's presidential elections.

Congress leader and G-23 member Manish Tewari has proposed the candidature of Mallikarjun Kharge in the party's presidential polls.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Congress leader and G-23 member Manish Tewari has proposed the candidature of Mallikarjun Kharge in the party's presidential polls.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 04:12 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's ‘advice’ to those who eat meat: 'Follow discipline'

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that if people eat “wrong food” then they will go on a “wrong path”.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. (ANI Photo)
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2022 11:14 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Pilot meets Sonia, says Cong's aim is to win 2023 Rajasthan assembly polls

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday apologised to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi for the mass rebellion by MLAs in his state.

Senior Congress leader and former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot arrives for a meeting with party interim president Sonia Gandhi, at 10 Janpath in New Delhi, Thursday, September 29, 2022. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)
Senior Congress leader and former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot arrives for a meeting with party interim president Sonia Gandhi, at 10 Janpath in New Delhi, Thursday, September 29, 2022. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)
Updated on Sep 29, 2022 09:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Checkmated Pilot, again': BJP's Amit Malviya sniggers after Gehlot's big news

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, who was initially reported to have the backing of the Gandhis in the upcoming Congress presidential polls, met party interim boss Sonia Gandhi on Thursday and apologised to her for the mass rebellion of MLAs in his state.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot (right) and former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot. (File Photo)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot (right) and former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot. (File Photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2022 08:00 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Cong prez polls: With Gehlot out of race, here's a list of those still in fray

The last date for filing nominations for the forthcoming Congress presidential elections in September 30. If polling is needed, it will be held on October 17, and the counting of votes and declaration of results will be done on October 19.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. (PTI)
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 29, 2022 04:28 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

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
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