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‘Should the PM be educated’ posters targeting Modi crop up in Delhi

Published on Mar 30, 2023 10:40 AM IST

The new posters surfaced in the national capital amid Aam Aadmi Party's attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his educational qualification.

Posters put up in New Delhi targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid AAP's repeated attack on the BJP leader over his educational qualifications.

India sees over 40% jump in daily Covid cases with 3,016 fresh infections

It is the highest daily Covid cases recorded in nearly six months, with active caseload rising to 13,509.

Passenger undergoes Covid-19 test at the Kolkata airport. (PTI / File)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 10:10 AM IST

Search op underway as powerful blast near India-Pak border creates huge crater

A blast took place in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district on Wednesday night following which a massive search operation has been launched in the area.

Jammu and Kashmir: Search operation underway at border police post Saniyal.
Published on Mar 30, 2023 09:44 AM IST

Lalit Modi to sue Rahul Gandhi in UK court: ‘Ill-informed or…’

Lalit Modi launched a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi and will take the Congress leader to court in the UK over his "Modi surname" remarks and allegations by the disqualified MP's associates that he is a “fugitive of justice”.

Lalit Modi, the former IPL chief, had earlier threatened to sue Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his “all Modis are thieves” remark. (HT File)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 09:45 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Morning brief: NSA Doval to raise London HC violence with UK counterpart

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
Published on Mar 30, 2023 08:50 AM IST

SC to take up disqualified SP MLA’s plea over stay on conviction on April 5

Senior advocate Vivek Tankha, who represented Abdullah Azam Khan, argued the conviction cannot be sustained as his client was just 15 years old in 2018

The Supreme Court. (ANI)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 08:28 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

PM Modi lead greetings as India celebrates Lord Ram's birthday

Ram Navami: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter, "'Maryada Purushottam' Lord Ram's life was based on sacrifice, tapasya, restraint and resolve."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 08:28 AM IST

Did any foreign diplomat raise Rahul Gandhi issue with Jaishankar? He replies

German foreign ministry and US state department have reacted to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's disqualification as Lok Sabha member following his conviction in a defamation case.

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.(PTI)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 08:01 AM IST

‘Modi ka naam de do’: Amit Shah reveals how CBI 'pressured’ him

Amit Shah recalled how the CBI was “putting pressure” on him to “frame” Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an alleged fake encounter case in Gujarat during the UPA government.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah.(File)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 07:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

NSA Doval to raise London HC violence with UK counterpart

At the India-UK strategic dialogue today, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is expected to raise the breach of Indian High Commission in London by violent separatists led by extremist Avtar Singh Khanda on March 19 and the pulling down of Indian National Flag by radicals. He will ask the UK government to act on Indian complaints on the incident as this could potentially impact bilateral ties.

UK National Security Advisor Tim Barrows meets Indian NSA Ajit Doval today.
Published on Mar 30, 2023 07:24 AM IST

‘Rahu for Congress’: Shivraj Chouhan's dig at Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi has become 'Rahu' (ill-fated) for the Congress. That's why Amrit Kaal is going on in the whole country but 'Rahukaal' is going on in the Congress, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.

The Madhya Pradesh chief minister said that the former Wayand MP is “arrogant”.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 07:04 AM IST
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Germany reacts to Rahul Gandhi case: ‘Judicial independence and…’

Germany said the government had “taken note of the verdict of first instance” against Rahul Gandhi and the “suspension of his parliamentary mandate”.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Parliament House complex in New Delhi on Wednesday, (PTI)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 06:31 AM IST
By, New Delhi

On Congress's legal strategy, Khurshid says ‘we will not let Rahul Gandhi…’

The Congress has alleged that under the Narendra Modi government the laws were different for the ruling party and the opposition.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at the Parliament House to attend the meeting of Congress MPs from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha at the CPP office.(ANI)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 06:30 AM IST

Over 300 lawyers call out Kiren Rijiju for ‘anti-India gang’ remarks

Over 300 lawyers of the Supreme Court and high courts criticised Kiren Rijiju for his recent statement that some retired judges are “part of an anti-India gang”.

Union minister of law and justice Kiren Rijiju.(ANI file)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 06:07 AM IST
By, New Delhi

BJP leader gets defamation notice for linking ‘darling’ remark to Smriti Irani

The notice accuses Amit Malviya of aiming to defame youth Congress chief BV Srinivas in connivance with other members of his party and of having made baseless claims on social media platforms earlier also.

BJP’s IT cell chief Amit Malviya(Twitter)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 05:53 AM IST

LIVE: At 3,016, India sees nearly 40% jump in daily Covid-19 cases

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Updated on Mar 30, 2023 10:04 AM IST

Double standards in conviction of politicians under Modi rule: Congress

Amreli BJP MP Naranbhai Bhikhabhai Kachhadia was not disqualified despite being convicted in a criminal case and sentenced to a three-year jail term, the Congress said.

The Congress also attacked the government for using the Delhi Police to stop the Congress' 'Mashal march' at Red fort on Tuesday evening.(PTI)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 05:34 AM IST

Naidu addresses massive rally on TDP’s 41st foundation day

Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday predicted that India would become an economic superpower in the world by 2047 with Telugu people leading the global institutions

Naidu addresses massive rally on TDP’s 41st foundation day
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 12:37 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Cong to take on BJP govt over graft charge in Karnataka

The state will go to polls in a single phase on May 10, with results set to be announced on May 13, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday.

The Congress was quick to announce its first list of candidates on March 25, and senior leaders said this showed the party’s state of preparation (Congress Twitter)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 12:37 AM IST

Farmers’ issues in focus, JD(S) eyes expansion beyond Old Mysuru

During the Yatra, party chief Kumaraswamy has announced an economic assistance scheme for families of farmers, has promised a loan waiver for women self-help groups, medical assistance to the tune to ₹40 lakh, and assistance of ₹10,000 per acre for farmers to procure seeds and fertilisers

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Published on Mar 30, 2023 12:35 AM IST
ByPriyanka Rudrappa

BJP banks on welfare schemes, PM’s popularity in Karnataka

Last week, the Karnataka government reached out to Lingayats and Vokkaligas by announcing an additional 2% (each) reservation for them. The two castes are included in the state’s OBC list.

On Wednesday, the election commission announced that the state will go to polls on May 10. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 12:33 AM IST

DK Shivakumar throws 500 notes on crowd, sparks a row

Hitting out at the Congress leader, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said, “DK Shivakumar is known for blatantly misusing all his powers and in return he blames us. By throwing notes, he and his party think that the people of Karnataka are beggars”

Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar was seen throwing <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500 currency notes on the crowd during the Congress’ ‘Praja Dhwani Yatra’ in Srirangapatna assembly constituency in Mandya district (PTI)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 12:24 AM IST

No community will be removed from SC list: CM amid protests

On Tuesday, hundreds of protesters gathered on the Shivamogga-Shikaripur highway and stopped the vehicles near Kunchenahalli The police also arrested three people, including a Congress leader, and booked 22 people in connection with the violence

Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday hit out at the Congress for orchestrating the violence, stressing that the Banjara, Bhovi and Koracha communities will continue to remain on the SC list. (PTI)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 12:23 AM IST

In no hurry to hold Wayanad bypoll: CEC

Chief election commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar cited Section 151 of the Representation of People Act and said ECI had six months to hold the poll.

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 04:16 AM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

Lok Sabha passes Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed amendments to the competition law for stricter compliance, including by empowering the antitrust regulator to impose penalties on global turnovers of erring firms, a move that could open the doors for harsher punishments on entities like Big Tech firms

**EDS: VIDEO GRAB VIA SANSAD TV** New Delhi: Members raise hands for the passage of a bill in the Lok Sabha during Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Wednesday, March 29, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI03_29_2023_000085B) (PTI)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 12:16 AM IST

Mohammad Faizal’s disqualification from Lok Sabha revoked, but Supreme Court adds a new twist

The Lok Sabha secretariat on Wednesday restored the membership of Lakshadweep’s MP Mohammad Faizal on the basis of a Kerala high court order staying his conviction in a criminal case

NCP MP Supriya Sule with party MP from Lakshadweep Mohammad Faizal PP, at Parliament House complex in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 12:12 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Can curb hate speech by not mixing politics, religion: SC

According to the bench, there are politicians who use religion and this connection between religion and politics has created several problems.

A large part of the problem of hate speech will go away if politicians stop mixing politics with religion, the Supreme Court observed (HT File)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 11:57 PM IST
ByUtkarsh An

Raj HC acquits all accused in 2008 Jaipur serial blast case

On May 13, 2008, Jaipur was rocked by a series of blasts as bombs went off one after another at Manak Chawk Khanda, Chandpole Gate, Badi Chaupad, Chhoti Chaupad, Tripolia Gate, Johri Bazar and Sanganeri Gate. The explosions left 71 people dead and 185 injured. Nine ammonium nitrate bombs strapped to bicycles went off within a span of 25 minutes — between 7.20pm and 7.45pm — in the crowded areas. One live bomb was recovered near Ramchandra Temple which was defused by a bomb disposal squad.

The Rajasthan high court on Wednesday acquitted all the accused in the 2008 serial Jaipur blast case (HT File)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 12:14 AM IST
By, Jaipur

Democracy not a system, but a spirit: PM Modi

Modi made the remarks at a leader-level plenary of the second Summit for Democracy hosted by the US.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Summit for Democracy, via video conferencing on Wednesday (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 11:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Bill to amend Forests Act skip key Parl body headed by Cong MP Jairam Ramesh

The bill seeks to clarify what constitutes a forest, and hence attract provisions of the Forest Conservation Act in case of diversion — with activists and environmentalists fearing that it will dilute the impact of a 1996 Supreme Court order defining forests.

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh. (PTI File)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 09:18 AM IST
ByJayashree N, New Delhi
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