Swati Bhasin

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Task Force 2024 among Congress's big announcements after mega conclave 

The Congress is aiming at a major churning within the party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 
Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi led the Congress's Chintan Shivir in Rajasthan. (File photo). (HT PHOTO.)
Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi led the Congress's Chintan Shivir in Rajasthan. (File photo). (HT PHOTO.)
Published on May 24, 2022 12:32 PM IST
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PM hails India-US partnership. 'Committed to make it closest we've...': Biden

Quad meeting: PM Modi, Joe Biden held bilateral talks on sidelines of the summit. 
PM Modi and Joe Biden held bilateral talks on Tuesday on sidelines of Quad summit. (Twitter )
PM Modi and Joe Biden held bilateral talks on Tuesday on sidelines of Quad summit. (Twitter )
Published on May 24, 2022 11:43 AM IST
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Softbank-backed Delhivery debuts in market after 2nd biggest IPO of 2022

Delhivery took the IPO plunge earlier this month. 
NSE rings opening bell as Delhivery makes market debut. (Twitter)
NSE rings opening bell as Delhivery makes market debut. (Twitter)
Published on May 24, 2022 11:29 AM IST
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New Australia PM welcomed at Quad by PM, Biden day after oath. What they said

Quad summit: The four world leaders spoke about challenges faced by the Indo-pacific in their opening remarks. 
Quad leaders U.S. President Joe Biden and Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese attend a meeting during the Quad Summit at Kantei Palace in Tokyo, Japan, May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst(REUTERS)
Quad leaders U.S. President Joe Biden and Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese attend a meeting during the Quad Summit at Kantei Palace in Tokyo, Japan, May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst(REUTERS)
Published on May 24, 2022 08:10 AM IST
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‘Force for good’, says PM on Quad; Biden says, ‘We mean business’: 10 points 

Quad Summit: Ukraine war is one of the top agendas at the summit. 
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, left, US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi are greeted by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, right, during his arrival to the Quad leaders summit at Kantei Palace, Tuesday, in Tokyo. (AP)
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, left, US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi are greeted by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, right, during his arrival to the Quad leaders summit at Kantei Palace, Tuesday, in Tokyo. (AP)
Published on May 24, 2022 07:13 AM IST
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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar says talks on for all-party meeting on caste census

Caste census refers to caste-based tabulation in the census. 
(File photo) Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar interacts with the media in Patna. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
(File photo) Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar interacts with the media in Patna. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on May 23, 2022 01:43 PM IST
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High drama in UP assembly on day 1 amid protests by Akhilesh Yadav's party

The 18th session of Uttar Pradesh assembly began with protests on Monday. 
Uttar Pradesh assembly saw massive protests on day 1 of the 18th session. ((ANI) )
Uttar Pradesh assembly saw massive protests on day 1 of the 18th session. ((ANI) )
Published on May 23, 2022 11:28 AM IST
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Thunderstorm in Delhi-NCR, big mercury drop; air, road traffic disrupted: 10 pts

Delhi rain today: Delhi rain brings relief after a spell of brutal heatwave last week. Temperatures have sharply dropped. 
Delhi rains bring temperatures down. Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Delhi rains bring temperatures down. Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 23, 2022 09:30 AM IST
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PM Modi as 1-million+ all-women ASHA workforce honoured by WHO: 'Delighted'

ASHA workers - at the forefront of rural health services - have been honoured by the WHO. 
ASHA workers on a door-to-door screening survey for Covid. (HT file)
ASHA workers on a door-to-door screening survey for Covid. (HT file)
Published on May 23, 2022 08:41 AM IST
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PM in Japan for Quad summit, will meet business leaders on day 1: 10 points 

Quad summit: PM Modi is set to attend the summit, two months after leaders of four nations met virtually. 
PM Modi is received by the Japanese delegation at the airport in Tokyo. (Image courtesy: Twitter.com/narendramodi)
PM Modi is received by the Japanese delegation at the airport in Tokyo. (Image courtesy: Twitter.com/narendramodi)
Published on May 23, 2022 06:10 AM IST
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Amit Shah to Rahul Gandhi: 'Take off Italian glasses to see vikas in India'

Rahul Gandhi, while Amit Shah was addressing the Arunachal event, tweeted about the cut in excise duty to slash the fuel prices. 
Union Home Minister Amit Shah during the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Ramakrishna Mission, at Narottam Nagar, in Tirap district, Saturday, (PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah during the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Ramakrishna Mission, at Narottam Nagar, in Tirap district, Saturday, (PTI)
Published on May 22, 2022 02:16 PM IST
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'Expect petrol to see vikas. Govt must stop fooling citizens': Rahul Gandhi

Petrol prices: The Congress has suggested the surge in prices in the last few weeks has been more than what the government has slashed. 
Rahul Gandhi in a tweet slammed the government over fuel prices.  (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Rahul Gandhi in a tweet slammed the government over fuel prices.  (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 22, 2022 01:42 PM IST
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Assam top cop as police station set afire over man's death: ‘Won't let go of…'

Assam police station burnt:  A police station was set afire in Assam's Nagaon as an angry crowd alleged custodial death of a man. 
Visuals of Assam police station wrapped in flames were shared by ANI. 
Visuals of Assam police station wrapped in flames were shared by ANI. 
Published on May 22, 2022 11:56 AM IST
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'Highly unusual': WHO on monkeypox spread outside Africa without travel links

Monkeypox: The WHO has said the cases are expected to grow as 12 nations record patients infected with the rare virus. 
The outbreak of the monkeypox virus has travel authorities on alert (Aditya Irawan/NurPhoto/picture alliance)
The outbreak of the monkeypox virus has travel authorities on alert (Aditya Irawan/NurPhoto/picture alliance)
Published on May 22, 2022 09:10 AM IST
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92 monkeypox cases in 10 days from 12 countries, spread may grow -WHO: 10 points

Monkeypox cases: The virus - once limited largely limited to Africa once - has infected people in Europe and the US. 
Monkeypox: World Health Organisation has expanded its definition of ‘non-endemic countries’. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)
Monkeypox: World Health Organisation has expanded its definition of ‘non-endemic countries’. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)
Published on May 22, 2022 05:56 AM IST
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Russia losing ‘UAVs’ in Ukraine, says UK; explains why it could be a setback

Ukraine war:  Kyiv has estimated its losses amid the Russia offensive at $100 billion dollars. 
A view shows a tank, which was destroyed during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine May 20, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko(REUTERS)
A view shows a tank, which was destroyed during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine May 20, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko(REUTERS)
Published on May 21, 2022 01:57 PM IST
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In NSE fraud case, CBI searches in Delhi, Mumbai, several other cities 

  • NSE co-location case - the alleged improper dissemination of information from the computer servers of the stock exchange - is being investigated by the CBI. 
The NSE co-location case is being investigated by the CBI. (PTI)
The NSE co-location case is being investigated by the CBI. (PTI)
Published on May 21, 2022 11:53 AM IST
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Rahul Gandhi says 'PM doesn't listen'; slams BJP, RSS with 'Sone ki Chidiya' dig

At the ‘Ideas for India’ conference in London, Rahul Gandhi slammed the ruling BJP government. 
Rahul Gandhi while speaking at the ‘Ideas for India’ conclave in London. ((Twitter) )
Rahul Gandhi while speaking at the ‘Ideas for India’ conclave in London. ((Twitter) )
Published on May 21, 2022 10:40 AM IST
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Akhilesh Yadav as Azam Khan walks out of jail: ‘SC gave new standard to justice'

Akhilesh Yadav took a jibe at the BJP as Azam Khan was released on bail after 27 months. 
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav seen in a file photo. (PTI)
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav seen in a file photo. (PTI)
Published on May 20, 2022 02:09 PM IST
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Raj Thackeray postpones Ayodhya visit. Why? He will tell at Pune rally 

Raj Thackeray was scheduled to visit Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on June 5 amid the loud speaker row. 
Till the recent past, Raj Thackeray’s politics had revolved around an anti-North Indian campaign in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra. (File pic)
Till the recent past, Raj Thackeray’s politics had revolved around an anti-North Indian campaign in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra. (File pic)
Published on May 20, 2022 10:58 AM IST
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On CBI searches against Lalu Yadav, RJD leader: 'Attempt to muzzle strong voice'

Lalu Prasad Yadav recently got bail in the fifth fodder case; the corruption cases are linked to his tenure as Bihar CM. 
Former railway minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav suffered various health complications a few weeks back and has slowly started recovering following medication at AIIMS. (ANI PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)
Former railway minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav suffered various health complications a few weeks back and has slowly started recovering following medication at AIIMS. (ANI PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 20, 2022 09:51 AM IST
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Elon Musk shares meme, tagged 'sexist', on dividing time between Twitter, Tesla

Amid Twitter deal uncertainty, Elon Musk said Tesla was on his mind “24/7”. 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at an event in Hawthorne, California April 30, 2015. REUTERS. (REUTERS)
Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at an event in Hawthorne, California April 30, 2015. REUTERS. (REUTERS)
Published on May 20, 2022 08:13 AM IST
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 India rejects Pak resolution on J&K delimitation move: ‘No locus standi’

J&K delimitation move: The proposal aims to redraw Jammu and Kashmir's electoral map. 
As per the new delimitation order, Jammu and Kashmir will have five parliamentary constituencies namely Baramulla, Srinagar, Anantnag-Rajouri, Udhampur and Jammu.(ANI)
As per the new delimitation order, Jammu and Kashmir will have five parliamentary constituencies namely Baramulla, Srinagar, Anantnag-Rajouri, Udhampur and Jammu.(ANI)
Published on May 17, 2022 01:21 PM IST
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As deadline ends, Gyanvapi survey official to seek more time from UP court

  • Gyanvapi Mosque row: The Supreme Court is also set to hear a petition linked to the Gyanvapi mosque dispute on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO: A worker stands on a temple rooftop adjacent to the Gyanvapi Mosque in the northern city of Varanasi, India, December 12, 2021. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A worker stands on a temple rooftop adjacent to the Gyanvapi Mosque in the northern city of Varanasi, India, December 12, 2021. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar(REUTERS)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:06 AM IST
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Delhi CM slams BJP over bulldozers: 'Biggest destruction in independent India'

Delhi demolition drive: Several parts in the national capital have seen anti-encroachment drive in the last few days. 
Arvind Kejriwal on Monday targeted the BJP. ((Twitter) )
Arvind Kejriwal on Monday targeted the BJP. ((Twitter) )
Published on May 16, 2022 12:17 PM IST
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Riots instigated by party benefitting from it: Ashok Gehlot on clashes in states

Ashok Gehlot yet again said he has called for a probe into the clashes several states witnessed recently.  
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot slammed the BJP in his remarks. (File Photo)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot slammed the BJP in his remarks. (File Photo)
Published on May 16, 2022 10:34 AM IST
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Gyanvapi Masjid survey in UP resumes after court order amid tight security

Gyanvapi Masjid survey: The civil court in Varanasi ordered that the survey should be completed by May 17. 
Gyanvapi masjid row: The mosque committee had objected to videography inside the complex. 
Gyanvapi masjid row: The mosque committee had objected to videography inside the complex. 
Published on May 14, 2022 10:41 AM IST
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By | Reported by Sudhir Kumar

In Delhi Mundka fire, 2 held; building didn't have fire clearance, owner on run

Delhi Mundka fire: The blaze is one of the worst since the 2019 Anaj Mandi fire that killed 43. 
Delhi Mundka fire: A fire official returns after controlling a fire in a four storied building, (AP)
Delhi Mundka fire: A fire official returns after controlling a fire in a four storied building, (AP)
Published on May 14, 2022 07:08 AM IST
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By | Reported by Hemani Bhandari, Karn Pratap Singh

Twitter CEO after Elon Musk bombshell: 'No one working just to keep lights on'

Elon Musk triggered a spell of uncertainty with his announcment that the $ 44 billion deal would be on hold for now. 
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and Tesla chief Elon Musk.
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and Tesla chief Elon Musk.
Published on May 14, 2022 05:59 AM IST
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Gandhis in Rajasthan for 3-day brainstorming conclave: 10 points

Congress Chintan Shivir: The party is expected to hold talks for revamp at the three-day conclave. 
Congress Chintan Shivir: Rahul Gandhi and Ashok Gehlot headed for party's conclave. (Twitter)
Congress Chintan Shivir: Rahul Gandhi and Ashok Gehlot headed for party's conclave. (Twitter)
Published on May 13, 2022 10:00 AM IST
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