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Sandeshkhali unrest: Villagers thrash TMC leader as agitation intensifies

Published on Feb 23, 2024 10:43 PM IST

Ajit Maity, who is an MLA from Paschim Medinipur's Pingla assembly constituency, claimed that the protesters were making false allegations about him.

Protesters thrash TMC leader Ajit Maity.(ANI)

Statue of Unity is not just a ‘static wonder’; it has ‘oscillators’. Know why

The Statue of Unity, hailed as a significant contemporary achievement, stands as the world's tallest monument honouring Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Statue of Unity: The construction of this monumental structure concluded in mid-October 2018, with the inaugural ceremony taking place on October 31, 2018,
Published on Feb 23, 2024 09:35 PM IST

Congress says seat-sharing is on track with AAP, TMC; Derek contradicts

Congress seat-sharing: Late Ahmed Patel's son thanked Rahul Gandhi on Friday indicating that Congress negotiated for Gujarat's Bharuch with AAP.

Congress said seat-sharing talks are on track with the AAP and Trinamool and are almost done in Maharashtra. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 10:48 PM IST

‘Their rights being violated’: PIL in SC seeks relief for protesting farmers

Meanwhile, a clash broke out between farmers and police in Haryana's Hisar.

The farmers have, meanwhile, halted their 'Dilli Chalo' protest march for two days to take stock of the ongoing situation on the Shambhu border in Haryana and further decisions will be taken accordingly, the general secretary of the Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee said on Thursday (Bloomberg)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 09:12 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Tut sakta hu.. jhukunga nhi': Salman Khurshid after Farrukhabad seat goes to SP

While expressing his disgruntlement, Khurshid asked how many times he would have to prove his relationship with the constituency.

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid(File)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 08:42 PM IST

Ukraine hopes India will play key role in planned global peace summit

Borovets said about 5,000 Indian students are currently in Ukraine – down from 22,000 at the start of the war - and her country “really wants them back”

Ukrainian deputy foreign minister Iryna Borovets (Twitter/@raisinadialogue)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 08:34 PM IST

Even SP has wilted under the Hindutva wave, says party leader

When the political discourse centres only around the BJP’s ability to `show Muslims their place’, the country has taken a dangerous turn, says Saleem Sherwani.

Former SP leader Saleem Sherwani and party president Akhilesh Yadav.(File)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 08:23 PM IST

Probe Hyderabad NGO that distributed money in Banbhulpura: Cops to I-T dept

The Nainital Police, which released Hyderabad-based Salman Khan from custody, later said it will ask the I-T department to investigate his NGO

Haldwani:Five people were killed and 150 were injured in the violence in Banbhulpura area of Haldwani district on the evening of February 8 (PTI)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 07:43 PM IST

Assam Congress seeks disqualification of 2 MLAs for supporting BJP govt

Two Congress MLAs including a working president of the party’s state unit decided to extend support to the BJP-led government for the development work done by it

Disqualification petitions have been filed against Congress MLAs Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha and Shri Basanta Das. (Facebook/Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 07:38 PM IST

BJP denies association with man held for running sex racket in Bengal

BJP slammed the TMC of deviating from the issue of women's sexual violence in Sandeshkhali and trapping the party in such cases to defame it.

Sabyasachi Ghosh was arrested on Friday on the charges of running a prostitution racket of minor girls in Howrah.(X/ @AITCofficial)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 07:35 PM IST

SC paves way for making public review order on J&K internet ban

Jammu and Kashmir government agrees to publish orders reviewing internet shutdowns following Supreme Court nudges, no need to disclose deliberations.

The Supreme Court of India. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 06:42 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Rahul Gandhi replies to PM Modi's 'who lost senses' swipe: ‘Naani ko nanihaal…’

Narendra Modi in Varanasi slammed Rahul Gandhi's ‘nashedi’ comment on UP youth. Rahul Gandhi said PM Modi was misleading them.

Rahul Gandhi said Narendra Modi was misleading the youth about their situation.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 06:49 PM IST

Why Congress opted for Varanasi and SP for Khajuraho

The BJP high command has appointed Mohan Yadav in Madhya Pradesh to neutralise the influence of the two Yadav chieftains, Akhilesh Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav

Varanasi is the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP is determined to ensure a landslide victory for him (Representative photo)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 06:25 PM IST
BySunita Aron

One arrested in Assam with 4.7kg heroin worth 24 crore: Police

According to the police, the consignment came from Mizoram’s Aizawl, and it was heading towards West Bengal

Police found 30 soap boxes and four leather bags containing 4.765 kgs of heroin (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 06:17 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Evening briefing: MEA on Indians forced to fight in Russia, and more

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

External affairs ministry spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal
Published on Feb 23, 2024 06:05 PM IST

‘Felt demoralised, sad’: Ahmed Patel's daughter on Cong ‘giving’ Bharuch to AAP

Mumtaz Patel said that the Congress workers and the people felt demoralised and sad after the reports came of the seat being given away to AAP.

Congress veteran leader late Ahmed Patel and his daughter Mumtaz Patel(File)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 06:04 PM IST

Sea denial by Houthis poses major threat to free trade, says Royal Navy chief

The Houthi rebels have been targeting commercial shipping in and around the Red Sea with missiles and drones after the Israel-Hamas conflict began on October 7, 2023

Admiral Ben Key, head of the UK’s Royal Navy (HT Photo/Sourced)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 05:42 PM IST
ByRahul Singh

Kashmiri activist Yana Mir's 'I am not Malala, I am safe' speech in UK viral

Yana Mir said she is not Malala and will never become Malala because she is free in her country India.

Yana Mir's speech in which she slammed the international community for defaming India over J&K went viral.
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:47 PM IST

Delhi HC dismisses Mahua Moitra’s ‘leaking information’ plea against ED

Delhi HC dismisses TMC leader Mahua Moitra's plea against ED leaking info to media in FEMA case. Court notes leakages pose challenges for public figures.

Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra was expelled from the Lok Sabha in December last year. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:19 PM IST

‘Vedanta can’t have free run’: SC on plea to reopen Sterlite plant

SC bench opined that it is crucial to take into account whether the alleged norm violations by Vedanta

Sterlite Copper plant in TN has remained shut since 2018. (REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:16 PM IST

SC seeks Google India’s assistance on location sharing as bail condition

The Supreme Court asked Google India to file an affidavit explaining the working of the Google PIN in the context of putting it as a condition of granting bail

A bench of justices Abhay S Oka and Ujjal Bhuyan issued a notice to Google India. (ANI)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 04:44 PM IST

AAP's claims less credible than things in ‘chor bazaar’: BJP leader

Poonawalla said that AAP leaders have always apologised whenever they barbed allegations be it on Arun Jaitley or Nitin Gadkari.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and BJP leader Shehzad Poonawalla. (File)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 04:41 PM IST

Delhi HC dismisses Mahua Moitra's ‘leaking info’ plea against ED in FEMA case

The ED has denied giving any press release or ‘leaking’ any information to the media.

TMC leader Mahua Moitra. (File)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 04:35 PM IST
By, New Delhi

West Bengal BJP leader held for running sex racket in Howrah, claims TMC

TMC further claimed that the police have arrested 11 accused and rescued six minor girls from Howrah's Sankrail, where the alleged sex racket was operating.

West Bengal BJP leader Sabyasachi Ghosh(X/ @AITCofficial)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 04:30 PM IST

Jharkhand HC dismisses Rahul Gandhi’s plea against proceedings in defamation case

Justice Ambuj Nath dismissed Gandhi’s plea on Wednesday but the order was uploaded on the high court website on Friday

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (ANI)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 04:12 PM IST

India, US discuss extradition, mobility of students and professionals

The 11th round of the consular dialogue held in New Delhi also focused on protecting vulnerable women and children and enabling smooth travel by the nationals of both countries

The US Issued more than one million visas to Indians in 2023 and currently hosts 270,000 Indian students. (HT file photo)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 04:06 PM IST

Kerala local body bypolls: CPM-led LDF makes gains with 9 seats, UDF bags 10

The by-elections were held on Thursday to elect members of 18 gram panchayat wards, four municipality wards and one municipal corporation ward

Results from the state election commission showed that the LDF was able to increase its tally from four to nine wards in the local bodies (Representative Photo)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 03:37 PM IST

PM Modi's jibe at Rahul Gandhi for ‘nashedi yuva’ remark: ‘I was shocked’

In a swipe at Rahul Gandhi, PM Modi said, “Jinke aapne hosh thhikane nahi hai, wo UP ke, mere kashi ke bachcho ko nashedi keh rahe hai”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a rally in Varanasi on Friday.
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 04:20 PM IST

Kamal Nath describes Rahul Gandhi as 'our leader', quells BJP switch rumours

While praising Rahul Gandhi, Nath said that the party workers are excited to welcome him as he has taken to the streets across the country against injustice.

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and MP former chief minister Kamal Nath.(PTI)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 03:23 PM IST

'Order from Delhi is to keep Sandeshkhali issue alive until…': Trinamool

Narendra Modi will be in West Bengal on March 1, 2 and 6. On March 6, he will address a women's rally in North 24 Parganas, where Sandeshkhali is situated.

BJP MP Locket Chatterjee and a team of BJP women leaders were stopped on their way to Sandeshkhali, West Bengal, on Friday.
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 03:12 PM IST
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