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Celebrating World Environment Day today isn't enough. Here’s why

  • Amid all the crises around the world, one of the biggest and often the most overlooked is that of climate change.
Demonstrators outside the White House on Earth Day demand immediate action on climate change.(Image for representation/Bloomberg)
Demonstrators outside the White House on Earth Day demand immediate action on climate change.(Image for representation/Bloomberg)
Published on Jun 05, 2022 11:37 PM IST
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Explained: What is Order 7 Rule 11 CPC linked to Gyanvapi mosque case?

  • The Varanasi court, hearing the Gyanvapi mosque case, was to give a verdict on whether to hear first the Hindu petitioners' plea to invite objections to the survey report or the Muslim side's case that the writ is not maintainable.
An outer view of the Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi (ANI)
An outer view of the Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi (ANI)
Published on May 24, 2022 05:06 PM IST
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Putin, Zelensky feature among TIME's 100 Most Influential People this year

  • A war in the centre of Europe became the most-talked about topic of the year so far and the leaders of the two nations – Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky – made it to the TIME's list of 100 most influential people.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky (left), Russian President Vladimir Putin (right).
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky (left), Russian President Vladimir Putin (right).
Published on May 23, 2022 10:46 PM IST
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Quomodocu... what? Shashi Tharoor's word of the day is a jibe at Railways

  • Tharoor is known to introduce rare words with difficult pronunciations to his followers on Twitter, leaving them to search for a dictionary.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor(PTI)
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor(PTI)
Updated on May 22, 2022 06:55 PM IST
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FM tweets ‘useful facts’ on fuel price cut as Oppn says stop fooling public

  • Sitharaman slammed the Congress for criticising the fuel price cut, comparing expenditure under the Modi government with that of the Congress.
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(HT file)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(HT file)
Published on May 22, 2022 05:41 PM IST
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200 subsidy on LPG prices to over 9 crore under Centre's scheme: Sitharaman

  • LPG cylinder prices have breached the 1,000-mark across the country. At present, a 14.2 kg domestic LPG cylinder in Delhi and Mumbai costs 1,003.
A worker sits inside a lorry, stacked with LPG cylinders . (PTI Photo)
A worker sits inside a lorry, stacked with LPG cylinders . (PTI Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2022 08:04 PM IST
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Govt to come up with Truecaller-like KYC-based name display system

  • The government's decision comes at a time when the number cases pertaining to spam calls and frauds have been on the rise. The KYC-based system is expected to safeguard users against such incidents.
Mohali mayor’s biz partner alleged that the caller warned him and his family of severe consequences if he didn’t pay up. (HT)
Mohali mayor’s biz partner alleged that the caller warned him and his family of severe consequences if he didn’t pay up. (HT)
Updated on May 21, 2022 04:09 PM IST
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Out on bail in Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani talks of new life, a book soon

  • Indrani Mukherjea served seven years in Mumbai's Byculla jail for her role in the murder of her daughter with first husband Sanjeev Khanna.
Indrani Mukherjea, released from jail today, captured outside her house in Mumbai's Worli.(HT)
Indrani Mukherjea, released from jail today, captured outside her house in Mumbai's Worli.(HT)
Published on May 20, 2022 08:47 PM IST
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Three years on, Jet Airways gets DGCA clearance to resume flight operations

  • Jet Airways has not flown since April 17, 2019, when Naresh Goyal owned it, when it ran into a huge debt that left 20,000 employees jobless.
Jet Airways Boeing 737 aircraft, VT-SXE, at Hyderabad for test flight on Thursday.(Twitter/@TheSanjivKapoor)
Jet Airways Boeing 737 aircraft, VT-SXE, at Hyderabad for test flight on Thursday.(Twitter/@TheSanjivKapoor)
Updated on May 20, 2022 06:27 PM IST
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CEC Kumar, election commissioner to give up income tax perks, use 1 LTC per year

  • The decision was taken in the first week of CEC Rajiv Kumar taking charge as a measure to observe austerity in personal entitlements, the commission said.
The Election Commission of India (ECI)  (File Photo)
The Election Commission of India (ECI)  (File Photo)
Published on May 20, 2022 04:09 PM IST
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As cyclone Asani nears Andhra coast, Visakhapatnam cancels all flights | 5 facts

  • A “red” warning has been issued for the Andhra Pradesh coast, while at least 50 disaster relief teams have been earmarked across Andhra, Odisha and West Bengal coasts.
Workers ride their bicycles to return home as dark clouds hover in the skies owing to Cyclone Asani, in Birbhum.(PTI)
Workers ride their bicycles to return home as dark clouds hover in the skies owing to Cyclone Asani, in Birbhum.(PTI)
Updated on May 10, 2022 11:45 PM IST
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Omar Abdullah praises ex-Haryana CM Chautala, 87, for passing Class 10 exam

  • Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala qualified Class 10 and Class 12 board exam at the age of 87.
Former Haryana chief minister OP Chautala (Keshav Singh/HT)
Former Haryana chief minister OP Chautala (Keshav Singh/HT)
Published on May 10, 2022 06:17 PM IST
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Malala responds to Taliban's burqa imposition in Afghanistan

  • The statement comes in response to a series of regressive laws imposed by the Taliban against Afghan women, the latest being mandatory ‘all-covering burqa’ to step out of home.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai(Reuters)
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai(Reuters)
Published on May 09, 2022 06:57 PM IST
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A deep dive into WHO report on Covid deaths in India and why govt opposes it

  • The WHO said it developed an ‘innovative’ and ‘robust’ methodology for its findings that are completely transparent. The Centre said all its letters seeking a clarification were met with a lukewarm response.
A raging controversy erupted over the Covid-19 deaths in India after a new WHO report. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
A raging controversy erupted over the Covid-19 deaths in India after a new WHO report. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 06, 2022 04:30 PM IST
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'Emotional day for us': Jet Airways on Hyderabad 'test flight' | Video

  • Jet Airways conducted a test flight three years after it faced a setback and had to discontinue its operations.
Jet Airways Boeing 737 aircraft, VT-SXE, at Hyderabad for test flight on Thursday.(Twitter/@TheSanjivKapoor)
Jet Airways Boeing 737 aircraft, VT-SXE, at Hyderabad for test flight on Thursday.(Twitter/@TheSanjivKapoor)
Published on May 06, 2022 08:05 AM IST
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Sri Lanka crisis: DMK MPs to donate a month's salary to Tamil Nadu CM fund

  • Sri Lanka has been battling for basic amenities such as food and electricity and the country is unable to buy sufficient fuel and gas due to the economic crisis.
University students shout slogans during a demonstration against the economic crisis near the parliament building in Colombo(AFP)
University students shout slogans during a demonstration against the economic crisis near the parliament building in Colombo(AFP)
Published on May 05, 2022 02:34 PM IST
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LIC IPO: India's biggest IPO has opened - Here are 10 things you should know

Much-awaited 21,000 crore LIC IPO has opened for the general public at a price band of 902 to 949 per equity share.
The LIC IPO is all set to open for general public on May 4, Wednesday, and it will remain open for bidding till May 9. (HT)
The LIC IPO is all set to open for general public on May 4, Wednesday, and it will remain open for bidding till May 9. (HT)
Updated on May 04, 2022 11:49 AM IST
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'All will be well when...': Congress’s Ghulam Nabi Azad on J&K elections

  • Ghulam Nabi Azad's comments come amid ongoing talks on assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad (PTI File)
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad (PTI File)
Updated on May 03, 2022 12:05 PM IST
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Covid-infected pregnant women may be at risk of premature birth: Study

  • A new study showed that pregnant women were at a greater risk of hospitalisation and ICU admission if infected with Covid-19, and may also face premature child birth.
A new study found that women who are pregnant and Covid-infected possess a greater risk of ICU admission and even a premature birth.(Pixabay)
A new study found that women who are pregnant and Covid-infected possess a greater risk of ICU admission and even a premature birth.(Pixabay)
Published on May 03, 2022 10:09 AM IST
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Passenger onboard Shatabdi Express gets Iftar meal; catering staff wins hearts

  • Shahnawaz Akhtar, like many others from his religious community, was observing a Ramzan fast. To his surprise, the railway catering staff offered him a special Iftar meal at the break of his fast.
Special Iftar meal provided to a passenger by the IRCTC staff on a Shatabdi Express train.(Twitter)
Special Iftar meal provided to a passenger by the IRCTC staff on a Shatabdi Express train.(Twitter)
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 12:04 PM IST
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India logs 2,927 Covid-19 cases in 24 hrs, 17% higher than yesterday; 32 deaths

India Covid-19 update: The new cases today were at least 17 per cent higher than Tuesday, while the active caseload jumped to 16,279.
Covid-19 cases in India (HT File photo)(HT_PRINT)
Covid-19 cases in India (HT File photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 09:57 AM IST
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Hanuman Chalisa row: Who are Maharashtra lawmakers Ravi Rana, Navneet Kaur Rana?

Shiv Sena vs Rana: A power couple in Maharashtra politics, Ravi Rana and Navneet Kaur, rose to prominence as independent candidates by garnering support of other Independents and smaller parties.
Independent Lok Sabha MP from Amravati Navneet Kaur Rana and her husband and Independent MLA from Badnera Ravi Rana at a press conference in Mumbai.(ANI Photo)
Independent Lok Sabha MP from Amravati Navneet Kaur Rana and her husband and Independent MLA from Badnera Ravi Rana at a press conference in Mumbai.(ANI Photo)
Published on Apr 23, 2022 12:13 PM IST
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Watch: Karnataka devotees hurl balls of fire at each other to mark ‘Agni Kheli’

  • ‘Agni Kheli’ or ‘Thoothedhara’ is an age-old tradition followed by devotees of the Durgaparameshwari Temple in Kateel town, about 30 kilometres from Mangaluru, in Karnataka.
Devotees hurled fire at each other as part of a fire ritual 'Thoothedhara' or ‘Agni Kheli’ at Sri Durgaparameshwari temple in Kateel, Karnataka.(ANI)
Devotees hurled fire at each other as part of a fire ritual 'Thoothedhara' or ‘Agni Kheli’ at Sri Durgaparameshwari temple in Kateel, Karnataka.(ANI)
Published on Apr 23, 2022 11:12 AM IST
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Earth Day 2022: 5 tweets on how to ‘invest in our planet’

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year to raise awareness about pertinent issues, like pollution, deforestation and global warming. The theme for this year's event is ‘Invest in Our Planet’.
A man walks past a mural the day before Earth Day, in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/AP)
A man walks past a mural the day before Earth Day, in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/AP)
Updated on Apr 22, 2022 12:22 PM IST
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IMF urges India to pay attention to food security, says ‘households in pain’

The IMF praised India's decision to prioritise public investment but said that the challenges arising from Russia's war on Ukraine were ‘quite severe’.
Retail inflation in India quickened to 6.95% in March, a 17-month high, according to government data. Sanjeev Verma/HT ARCHIVE
Retail inflation in India quickened to 6.95% in March, a 17-month high, according to government data. Sanjeev Verma/HT ARCHIVE
Updated on Apr 21, 2022 05:06 PM IST
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Elon Musk's latest amid Twitter buy-out bid 

  • Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is known to raise eyebrows with his viral cryptic tweets and lately, it has all been about speculations surrounding his offer to buy Twitter.
Elon Musk has been in the headlines in his bid to acquire Twitter after becoming its latest board member.(Reuters)
Elon Musk has been in the headlines in his bid to acquire Twitter after becoming its latest board member.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 20, 2022 01:52 PM IST
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India logs 43% drop in daily numbers with 1,247 new Covid cases

  • India Covid-19 cases: This comes a day after the daily count nearly doubled to more than 2,000 cases for the first time since March.
The daily fatalities were drastically less than Monday's data that showed 214 deaths. (HT FILE)
The daily fatalities were drastically less than Monday's data that showed 214 deaths. (HT FILE)
Published on Apr 19, 2022 09:54 AM IST
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Jahangirpuri violence: Delhi Police uses drone camera for patrolling | Watch

  • Heavy security has been deployed in Delhi's Jahangirpuri and neighbouring areas in order to maintain peace and harmony in the national capital.
Delhi Police patrolling in south Delhi areas using drone camera. (Twitter/@DCPSEastDelhi)
Delhi Police patrolling in south Delhi areas using drone camera. (Twitter/@DCPSEastDelhi)
Published on Apr 17, 2022 08:15 PM IST
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Muslims in Rajasthan's Kota shower petals amid clashes on Hanuman Jayanti

Communal clashes have been reported in several parts of the country on Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti, including the latest in Delhi's Jahangirpuri.
Image for representation. (Unsplash)
Image for representation. (Unsplash)
Published on Apr 17, 2022 04:51 PM IST
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Sri Lanka economic crisis: Artistes, sportspersons join protest | In pics

  • Clamour grows against Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa as trade unions, artists and sportspersons join protests outside his beachfront office in Colombo's Galle Face.
A man carrying a child on his shoulders joins others in an ongoing anti-government demonstration near the president's office in Colombo.(AFP)
A man carrying a child on his shoulders joins others in an ongoing anti-government demonstration near the president's office in Colombo.(AFP)
Published on Apr 16, 2022 11:26 PM IST
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