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NIA arrests wanted Maoist woman over Chhattisgarh attack

Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:43 AM IST

Madkam Ungi alias Kamla was arrested during a raid on Sunday and was produced before a NIA special court in Jagdalpur

A Chhattisgarh police official familiar with the development said Ungi was the fourth accused arrested in Tekulaguda attack case since 2021
A Chhattisgarh police official familiar with the development said Ungi was the fourth accused arrested in Tekulaguda attack case since 2021

Herculean task to fight Nagaland elections after MLAs quit party: NPF

The Naga People’s Front (NPF), which emerged as the single largest party in the 2018 Nagaland assembly elections, has said it is facing immense challenge to fight next month’s polls as it lost 21 of its MLAs to the ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) last year

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Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:40 AM IST
ByAlice Yhoshü, Kohima

Delhi HC transfers same-sex marriage petitions to Supreme Court

The Delhi high court on Monday transferred to the Supreme Court a bunch of petitions seeking legal recognition of same sex-marriage under various matrimonial statutes.

The Delhi high court bench directed its registry to transfer the case files immediately to the Supreme Court. (ANI)
The Delhi high court bench directed its registry to transfer the case files immediately to the Supreme Court. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 12:38 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Social activists, students hold screening of BBC series in Chennai

The Chennai police had given permission for the group of about 200 to only protest on Sunday evening where they condemned the Union government for banning the documentary, however, later they watched both parts.

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Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:37 AM IST
By, Chennai

Bar Council issues show-cause notice to controversial Kerala lawyer

A group of lawyers had moved the Union law ministry last week citing serious allegations against the lawyer and later it advised the Bar council to look into these charges.

Kidangoor was also the president of Kerala high court advocates association.
Kidangoor was also the president of Kerala high court advocates association.
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:36 AM IST
By, Thiruvananthapuram

60 students fall ill in suspected case of food poisoning in Kerala

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Lakkidi in Wayanad (north Kerala) have been admitted to various hospitals in the district on Monday in a suspected case of food poisoning.

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Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:34 AM IST
By, Thiruvananthapuram

Tripura elections: ‘No breaking point... parties did not give a concrete offer,’ says TIPRA Motha chief

In the upcoming assembly elections in Tripura, the TIPRA Motha party, led by former Congress leader Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barma, is being wooed by all national parties for an alliance.

TIPRA Motha chief Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barma.
TIPRA Motha chief Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barma.
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:33 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Odisha minister cremated; probe on to find out motive behind murder

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha health minister Naba Kishore Das was shot dead by an assistant sub-inspector of police (ASI), interrogation of the accused continued on Monday to ascertain the motive behind the murder, police officers said, adding that the 60-year-old minister was cremated in Jharsuguda district with full state honours

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leaders and workers gather to pay tribute to party leader and Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das, in Bhubaneswar, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. Das died in hospital hours after being shot by a policeman in Jharsuguda district on Sunday. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_30_2023_000102A) (PTI)
Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leaders and workers gather to pay tribute to party leader and Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das, in Bhubaneswar, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. Das died in hospital hours after being shot by a policeman in Jharsuguda district on Sunday. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_30_2023_000102A) (PTI)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:28 AM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

Tripura elections: Key leaders file nomination papers on last day

Tripura chief minister Dr Manik Saha, state Congress president Birajit Sinha and state BJP chief Rajib Bhattacharya were among 228 candidates who submitted their nomination papers on the last day on Monday for the assembly elections scheduled next month.

Tripura chief minister Manik Saha with Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra show a victory sign during the roadshow in Agartala on Monday. (ANI)
Tripura chief minister Manik Saha with Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra show a victory sign during the roadshow in Agartala on Monday. (ANI)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:27 AM IST
ByPriyanka Deb Barman, Agartala

‘Court overlooked mental health’: Family of Gorakhnath temple attack accused

Soon after arrest of Ahmad Murtaza Abbasi, 35, for attacking security personnel at Gorkhnath temple in Uttar Pradesh, his family had claimed that he was suffering from mental illness and undergoing treatment.

Abbasi had obtained a chemical engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2015 and lived in Mumbai and Jamnagar before returning to Gorakhpur in 2020. (PTI)
Abbasi had obtained a chemical engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2015 and lived in Mumbai and Jamnagar before returning to Gorakhpur in 2020. (PTI)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:23 AM IST
By, Lucknow

ICET: The next big thing in the India-US strategic relationship is here

ICET is, arguably, that next big thing, for the political, strategic, commercial and scientific alignment it represents between the two countries

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Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:23 AM IST
By, Washington

State of the economy, in five charts

The government will present the Economic Survey on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday

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Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:21 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi reveals why he wore T-shirt for Bharat Jodo Yatra

It’s been a constant question since the Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra crossed into northern India: how was Rahul Gandhi managing to brave the cold in a mere T-shirt?

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with party leaders Shaktisinh Gohil and Selja Kumari during the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kurukshetra district. (PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with party leaders Shaktisinh Gohil and Selja Kumari during the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kurukshetra district. (PTI)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:20 AM IST
By, Srinagar

Covid at a point of transition, but still a global emergency: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday announced that Covid-19 continues to remain a public health emergency of international concern but added that the pandemic is currently at a “transition point”, suggesting that a change may be in the offing later this year

A person wearing a protective suit sits in Beijing Railway Station as passengers wait to board a train to travel for Spring Festival ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year festivities after China lifted its Covid-19 restrictions in Beijing. (REUTERS)
A person wearing a protective suit sits in Beijing Railway Station as passengers wait to board a train to travel for Spring Festival ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year festivities after China lifted its Covid-19 restrictions in Beijing. (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:18 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Key parties skip Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra finale

A supposed show-of-unity by opposition parties to mark the conclusion of the Bharat Jodo Yatra on Monday in Srinagar remained largely lacklustre.

Congress leaders at the Bharat Jodo Yatra amid heavy snowfall in Srinagar on Monday. (AICC)
Congress leaders at the Bharat Jodo Yatra amid heavy snowfall in Srinagar on Monday. (AICC)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:17 AM IST
By, Srinagar

Opposition raises women quota bill, Adani row in all-party meeting

A combative Opposition on Monday told the government that it planned to raise questions around the Adani controversy, inflation, unemployment, and the federal compact in the upcoming budget session of Parliament, people aware of details said, even as the government stressed it was open to discussing any topic provided the House rules and the chair allowed it.

Union ministers Pralhad Joshi and Arjun Ram Meghwal, and TRS leaders Nama Nageshwar Rao and K Keshava Rao before the all-party meeting in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)
Union ministers Pralhad Joshi and Arjun Ram Meghwal, and TRS leaders Nama Nageshwar Rao and K Keshava Rao before the all-party meeting in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:14 AM IST

Bharat Jodo Yatra ends in J&K with unity pitch

But the final event was marred by a low turnout from the Opposition, with only nine of the 23 “like-minded” parties invited by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge participating in the rally

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, party leader Rahul Gandhi and party's general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the concluding event of the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra amid heavy snowfall, in Srinagar on Monday. (AICC)
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, party leader Rahul Gandhi and party's general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the concluding event of the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra amid heavy snowfall, in Srinagar on Monday. (AICC)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:13 AM IST

Waste of Supreme Court’s precious time: Rijiju on petitions challenging ban on BBC documentary

The petitions challenging the government ban on screening of BBC documentary are a drain on Supreme Court’s “precious” time, Union law minister Kiren Rijiju said

Earlier too, Union law minister Kiren Rijiju has been critical of matters taken up by the Supreme Court. (PTI)
Earlier too, Union law minister Kiren Rijiju has been critical of matters taken up by the Supreme Court. (PTI)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:10 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

India: Official estimates could peg GDP growth range at 6-6.8%

At the top end, the estimate is higher than the latest estimates of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank

An oil tanker is moored at the Sheskharis complex, part of Chernomortransneft JSC, a subsidiary of Transneft PJSC, in Novorossiysk, Russia. (AP/FILE)
An oil tanker is moored at the Sheskharis complex, part of Chernomortransneft JSC, a subsidiary of Transneft PJSC, in Novorossiysk, Russia. (AP/FILE)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 12:10 AM IST
ByRajeev Jayaswal

Supreme Court to hear pleas challenging ban on BBC documentary next week

The Supreme Court agreed to examine two petitions questioning the government’s decision to restrict the screening of BBC documentary “India: The Modi Question” and its directives to video-sharing and social media platforms to take down the two-part series or tweets and posts containing links to it

The Supreme Court is likely to hear one of the petitions on Friday. (ANI)
The Supreme Court is likely to hear one of the petitions on Friday. (ANI)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:06 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Who is Air Marshal AP Singh, the new Vice Chief of IAF?

An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College, and National Defence College, Singh has been a Flight Commander and Commanding Officer of a MiG 27 squadron and Air Officer Commanding of an air base.

Air Marshal Amar Preet Singh has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of IAF.(ANI)
Air Marshal Amar Preet Singh has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of IAF.(ANI)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 10:35 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

PM Modi to inaugurate first leg of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway on Feb 4| Top points

Being built at a staggering cost of ₹98,000 crore, the 1,380 km long project will cover the states of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat.

As per the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, this project is the first in Asia and only the second in the world to have animal overpasses.(Twitter/Nitin Gadkari)
As per the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, this project is the first in Asia and only the second in the world to have animal overpasses.(Twitter/Nitin Gadkari)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 10:09 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

UNSC ‘paralysed and dysfunctional’, says UNGA President Csaba Korosi

Korosi lauded India’s call for peace in Ukraine and for sending medical aid and Covid-19 vaccines to many countries. He also complimented India for safely evacuating its citizens from Ukraine following the Russian invasion in February 2022

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) president Csaba Korosi (AP Photo)
United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) president Csaba Korosi (AP Photo)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 09:18 PM IST

Sonam Wangchuk claims house arrest, Ladakh administration denies charge

The education reformist, who inspired a pivotal character in the Bollywood blockbuster “3 Idiots”, had announced the hunger strike at the 18,380 feet high Khardung La from January 26 to invite the BJP-led Centre’s attention to the demands of the people of Ladakh.

Sonam Wangchuk shared a video message for PM Modi. (Screengrab/ YouTube)
Sonam Wangchuk shared a video message for PM Modi. (Screengrab/ YouTube)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 09:05 PM IST
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Daily brief: Pakistan PM issues diktat to party workers after Peshawar blast

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

People and rescue workers gather to look for survivors under a collapsed roof, after a suicide blast in a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan January 30, 2023. (REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz)
People and rescue workers gather to look for survivors under a collapsed roof, after a suicide blast in a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan January 30, 2023. (REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 09:01 PM IST

Asaram Bapu convicted in 2013 disciple’s rape case; sentence order on Jan 31

According to the complaint lodged at Chandkheda police station in Ahmedabad, Asaram raped the elder sister at his Ahmedabad ashram, while his son Sai raped the younger sister in Surat

Asaram Bapu is currently lodged in jail in Jodhpur (PTI Photo)
Asaram Bapu is currently lodged in jail in Jodhpur (PTI Photo)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 08:46 PM IST

‘Appalled’: Australian envoy on attack by Khalistan elements on pro-India groups

Indian high commissioner Manpreet Vohra also took up the violent incidents in central Melbourne on Sunday with the premier of Victoria state, Daniel Andrews, at a meeting on Monday

Australian high commissioner Barry O’Farrell said he was “appalled” by the incidents and that Victoria police are investigating a number of people for “criminal acts of violence” (Screengrab)
Australian high commissioner Barry O’Farrell said he was “appalled” by the incidents and that Victoria police are investigating a number of people for “criminal acts of violence” (Screengrab)
Updated on Jan 30, 2023 08:26 PM IST

Shutdown call in Kerala’s Idukki to nudge govt to protect people from wildlife

The hartal call, backed by the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), was given after a herd of elephants that had been in the vicinity, attacked a house near Munnar.

Visitors watch as elephants are bathed at the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre, Kappukadu, in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala (HT File Photo/Vivek Nair)
Visitors watch as elephants are bathed at the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre, Kappukadu, in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala (HT File Photo/Vivek Nair)
Updated on Jan 30, 2023 10:10 PM IST

Gandhinagar court convicts Asaram Bapu in woman disciple rape case

The controversial godman is currently lodged in jail in Jodhpur in another rape case. A Surat-based woman had filed a case of rape and illegal confinement against Asaram Bapu and seven others, one of whom died during the pendency of the trial, in October 2013.

Asaram Bapu allegedly raped the woman on several occasions from 2001 to 2006 when she was living at his ashram on the outskirts of the city.(HT/File Photo)
Asaram Bapu allegedly raped the woman on several occasions from 2001 to 2006 when she was living at his ashram on the outskirts of the city.(HT/File Photo)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 06:15 PM IST
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