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Meghalaya: Century-old Shillong Bar Association building gutted in massive fire

Published on Feb 25, 2024 05:55 PM IST

According to building chowkidar Bhola Yadav, the fire was detected by his daughter around 10.15pm. She alerted Yadav, who then immediately called the fire and emergency services. However, by the time they reached, the building was already gutted

The fire broke out around 10.15pm on Saturday (Twitter/@SangmaConrad)
ByDavid Laitphlang

'Sad but accepting it': Ahmed Patel's daughter says no dissidence over Bharuch

Ahmed Patel's daughter said Congress must have considered the larger picture before giving Bharuch to AAP and despite her disappointment, shhe accepts it.

Mumtaz Patel said she is sad but accepts the decision of the Congress to give his father Ahmed Patel's Bharuch seat to AAP to contest in the 2024 Lok Sabha election.
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 05:58 PM IST

Kumar Shahani: A revered filmmaker who carved his own niche

A significant name in the Indian parallel cinema, he directed films such as Maya Darpan, Char Adhyay and Kasba

The filmmaker was born in Larkana, Sindh in the undivided India. (Khaled Mohamed)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 05:43 PM IST
ByKhalid Mohamed

TMC MP Nusrat Jahan responds to criticism on Sandeshkhali row: ‘I have always…'

Sandeshkhali has been on the boil since early this month following allegations of land grabbing and sexual abuse of women by TMC strongman Sheikh Shahjahan.

All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) MP Nusrat Jahan in New Delhi.(ANI)
Published on Feb 25, 2024 05:17 PM IST

India-Japan joint exercise ‘Dharma Guardian’ commences in Rajasthan

The objective of the exercise is to promote military cooperation and enhance joint capabilities to conduct joint operations in semi-urban environments under Chapter VII of the United Nations mandate

‘Dharma Guardian’ is an annual exercise held alternately in India and Japan (Twitter/@adgpi)
Published on Feb 25, 2024 05:11 PM IST

IAF deploys Dornier aircraft to transport liver, saves life of veteran

A Dornier aircraft was deployed to transport a liver from Pune to Delhi which saved the life of a veteran.

Indian Air Force used its Dornier aircraft to airlift a team of doctors to retrieve a liver from Pune to Delhi on Friday(X(formerly Twitter))
Published on Feb 25, 2024 05:09 PM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta

Watch: Modi sits in dhyan underwater, offers morpankh, ‘More than courage…’.

Narendra Modi dived into the sea to reach the submerged site of ancient Dwarka. He said more than courage he had veneration in his heart.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sits under water to offer prayer at the submerged site of Lord Krishna's city Dwarka.
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 05:05 PM IST

Akhilesh Yadav joins Rahul Gandhi's Yatra in Agra, days after seat-share deal

While addressing the gathering in the Nyay Yatra, Yadav said that the biggest challenge in the coming days would be to save the democracy and constitution.

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav joins Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for the party's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra(ANI)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 04:14 PM IST

UP CM's ‘example’ warning day after cancelling constable exam over ‘paper leak’

The UP government on Saturday scrapped the police constable recruitment process for which around 48 lakh people took examinations earlier this month.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.(File)
Published on Feb 25, 2024 03:43 PM IST

Dog bite cases increased by more than 20 times in Bihar: Economic Survey report

Patna reported total 22,599 incidents of dog bites, highest in Bihar in the year 2022-23.

According to the recently released Bihar Economic Survey (2023-24), dog bite cases in the state have increased by more than 20 times compared with previous year. (File photo)
Published on Feb 25, 2024 03:38 PM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta

Lok Sabha polls: In North Bengal, saffron flags all over, but what about votes?

For those who think the Ram Temple “hype” is a North Indian phenomenon, North Bengal will come as a surprise.

There is a sense of “cease fire” in north Bengal between the TMC and BJP cadre compared to the mayhem one reads about in south Bengal. (HT File)
Published on Feb 25, 2024 03:28 PM IST

‘I should get a Nobel prize for running govt in Delhi’: Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal has accused the officials of government not working as per the orders of the AAP government as they are scared of reprimand from BJP-led government.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal(ANI)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 06:01 PM IST

PM Modi invites content creators to National Creators Award. How to apply?

The government launched the National Creators Award to recognise the expanding impact of digital artists and influencers and support India’s digital economy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Published on Feb 25, 2024 02:50 PM IST

Lord Krishna wrote Sudarshan Setu in my destiny, thankful: Modi's swipe at Cong

Narendra Modi said he took a peacock feather along with him and offered it at the ancient site of Dwarka underwater where he prayed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated, dedicated, and laid the foundation stone of various projects in Dwarka, Gujarat on Sunday.
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 03:16 PM IST

Modi in Gujarat: PM dives into sea to perform underwater puja off Dwarka

PM Narendra Modi in Dwarka: In the photos shared by Modi, he can be seen in scuba gear and descending into the azure waters to offer prayers.

PM Modi went underwater, in the deep sea, and prayed at the site where the submerged city of Dwarka is.
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 04:05 PM IST

‘Mann ki Baat’ won’t air for three months, says PM Narendra Modi. Here's why

PM Modi said there is a possibility that the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) will be enforced in March as it was done during the last polls as well

PM Modi also appealed to first-time voters to exercise their franchise in record numbers. (Representative file photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 04:56 PM IST
ByAkshita Kumari

At least five dead, dozen workers injured in blast at firecracker factory in UP

SP Kaushambi Brijesh Kumar Srivastava said, “Five people have died and some are injured in the fire that broke out in the firecracker factory of Bharwari.”

The rescue operation is underway and injured people were being sent to hospital. The death count is likely to increase, police said. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 01:48 PM IST

Goods train runs driverless for nearly 80km from Jammu's Kathua | Viral video

A viral video on social media captured the freight train running driverless along a railway track, propelled by a natural slope and reaching high speeds.

The train, reportedly travelling at 100 kilometres per hour from Kathua in J&K on Sunday, was halted using emergency brakes.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 02:51 PM IST

Afternoon briefing: BSP MP Ritesh Pandey joins BJP; all the latest news

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

BSP MP Ritesh Pandey joined BJP on Sunday.(ANI)
Published on Feb 25, 2024 01:35 PM IST

Ritesh Pandey, days after lunch with PM Modi, quits Mayawati's BSP, joins BJP

Ritesh Pandey shared his resignation letter addressed to BSP chief Mayawati on X, formerly known as Twitter.

BSP MP Ritesh Pandey resigns from party, joins BJP(PTI)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 01:20 PM IST

Mann Ki Baat: India's Nari Shakti touching new heights, says Modi | Top quotes

Mann Ki Baat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his monthly broadcast will not be aired for the next three months in view of the Lok Sabha polls.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (ANI)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 12:45 PM IST

UP man, addicted to online gaming, kills mother to claim life insurance

The accused, identified as Himanshu, allegedly killed his mother to secure a ₹50 lakh insurance benefit, then disposing of her body near the Yamuna river bank.

According to police reports, Himanshu was deeply immersed in gaming on the popular platform. (Representation)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 05:25 PM IST

Akhilesh Yadav set to join Rahul Gandhi's Yatra in Agra: Why it's significant?

Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party will contest on 63 seats, while Rahul Gandhi's Congress will contest on 17 seats in Uttar Pradesh.

Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi
Published on Feb 25, 2024 12:19 PM IST

Prashant Kishor asked 'how does BJP win if it doesn't address youth?' His reply

Prashant Kishor, who worked as poll strategist with prominent political parties including the BJP, JD(U), RJD and the TMC launched the Jan Suraj Abhiyan in 2022

Prashant Kishor and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 11:55 AM IST

Farmers' protest: Mobile internet services restored in Haryana’s 7 districts

Mobile internet services were suspended on February 11 in view of the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march call by farmers' unions.

Farmers tying a black cloth on their turbans to mark Black Day protest against the Union government and Haryana government during their ongoing 'Delhi Chalo' march at Shambhu Border in Patiala. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 12:07 PM IST

IndiGo flyer posts video of cockroaches on flight. Netizens slam airline

Netizens slammed IndiGo over the hygiene standards on the flight.

An X user shared a video of cockroaches in the food area of the flight.
Published on Feb 25, 2024 10:55 AM IST

Did India-US ties grow during Donald Trump's presidency? What S Jaishankar said

S Jaishankar said that it wasn't just Donald Trump, India's ties have improved with every successive presidency after Bill Clinton.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar addresses the closing day of Raisina Dialogue 2024, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 10:45 AM IST

Morning briefing: Akhilesh Yadav to join Rahul Gandhi's ‘Yatra’

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi (HT_PRINT)
Published on Feb 25, 2024 09:37 AM IST

Orissa HC orders ‘arrest’ of foreign cargo ship over unpaid berth hire charges

Orissa HC orders ‘arrest’ of foreign cargo ship over unpaid berth hire charges

HT Image
Published on Feb 25, 2024 09:30 AM IST

PM Modi, on inauguration spree, to 'dedicate' 5 already operational AIIMS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate 5 AIIMS at Rajkot, Bathinda, Mangalagiri, Raebareli and Kalyani

AIIMS Kalyani/Representative Image (ANI Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 10:44 AM IST
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