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  • Feb 12, 2023 11:02 PM IST

    Sharad Pawar seeks probe against outgoing governor: 'Decisions BS Koshyari took…'

    Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday demanded an inquiry against outgoing Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for his decisions which were allegedly against India's Constitution.

  • Feb 12, 2023 09:20 PM IST

    NIA arrests two in Bengaluru, Thane in Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent case

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested two accused from Bengaluru and Maharashtra's Thane in connection with its probe into Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) case, the agency said.

    The accused identified as Mohd Arif and Hamraz Worshid Shaikh were arrested following searches conducted in Bengaluru in Karnataka and Thane in Maharashtra on Saturday. (ANI)

  • Feb 12, 2023 07:58 PM IST

    First 22 smart cities to be ready by next month

    Agra, Varanasi, Chennai, Pune and Ahmedabad are among the 22 cities that will complete all projects under the government's ambitious Smart Cities Mission by next month, giving their citizens better quality of life and a clean and sustainable environment, officials said on Sunday, PTI reported.

  • Feb 12, 2023 07:36 PM IST

    Union Health Minister Mandviya inspected the construction of AIIMS in Rajkot

    Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandviya today inspected the construction of AIIMS in Rajkot, Gujarat. "I have instructed that the hospital should be ready by October- November of this year so that it can be dedicated to the nation," he said, reports ANI.

  • Feb 12, 2023 07:30 PM IST

    Happy but Koshyari should have been replaced earlier: Sharad Pawar

    Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar on Sunday said Maharashtra is relived with the exit of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari but this decision should have been taken much earlier by the Centre. He demanded an inquiry if Koshyari has taken any unconstitutional decisions, PTI reported.

  • Feb 12, 2023 07:17 PM IST

    Mentally ill man jumps in front of metro train in Delhi, dies

    A 34-year-old man died after allegedly jumping in front of a train at Mayur Vihar metro station in Delhi on Sunday, the police said.

    The incident took place on Sunday afternoon at Platform No.1 of the station at around 01.51pm, ANI reported.

  • Feb 12, 2023 07:03 PM IST

    'Vidyut Rakshak' being showcased at Aero India 2023 in Bengaluru

  • Feb 12, 2023 06:36 PM IST

    Andhra CM Jagan Reddy welcomes Justice Nazeer's appointment as new governor

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday welcomed the appointment of retired Supreme Court judge S Abdul Nazeer as the state Governor, and looked forward to working with him in unravelling AP's full potential, PTI reported.

  • Feb 12, 2023 06:10 PM IST

    Cong ignored development in border areas: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Congress of underestimating the valour of the armed forces and said its governments did not carry out development work in border areas, fearing the enemy could exploit the new roads to advance into the country.

    He was addressing a BJP rally here, soon after a ceremony a few kilometres away to inaugurate the first phase of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, which he said would bring pace to development in Rajasthan as well.

  • Feb 12, 2023 05:48 PM IST

    IIT Roorkee student drowns in Ganga in Haridwar

    A student of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) from Rajasthan drowned in Ganga river in Haridwar on Sunday morning.

    According to the eyewitnesses, deceased Siddharth Gehlot (21) ,electric engineering student of Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, resident of Khagad Wada Ajmeri Gate Nagaur, Rajasthan along with four other students had arrived at Ganga ghat on Sunday morning.

  • Feb 12, 2023 05:14 PM IST

    I will fulfil the responsibility honestly: Assam's new guv Kataria

    Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan and senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party Gulab Chand Kataria has been given the responsibility of the Governor of Assam on which he said he would "fulfil the responsibility honestly."

    Talking to ANI, Gulab Chand Kataria said, "My party has always shown its trust in me." Whenever the party has given me whatever, responsibility, I have tried to fulfil it to the best of my ability."

  • Feb 12, 2023 04:57 PM IST

    4.0 magnitude earthquake hits Assam's Nagaon

    An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 occurred at 1618 hours in Nagaon, Assam today: National Center for Seismology

  • Feb 12, 2023 04:41 PM IST

    President Murmu on UP Global Investors Summit

  • Feb 12, 2023 04:25 PM IST

    Only double-engine BJP govt can protect Tripura from 'triple trouble' of Cong, CPI(M):  Amit Shah

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said Tripura is faced with the “triple trouble” of the Congress, CPI(M) and Tipra Motha in the ensuing assembly elections, and only a double-engine BJP government can protect the state from it, reported PTI.

    Shah also said that the Left, which betrayed tribals for long in Tripura, is now projecting a tribal leader as the chief ministerial face to “dupe” people.

    “If you want to be rescued from this 'triple trouble', vote for the double-engine BJP government,” Shah told a tally here in Unakoti district.

  • Feb 12, 2023 03:55 PM IST

    Tipra Motha means bringing back ‘jungle raj’ in Tripura: Amit Shah

    Voting for ‘triple trouble’ of Congress, CPI(M), Tipra Motha means bringing back ‘jungle raj’ in Tripura says Amit Shah

  • Feb 12, 2023 03:52 PM IST

    Dr Ambedkar's statue vandalised in UP's Kannauj

    A statue of B R Ambedkar was found vandalised by unidentified miscreants in Sarai Prayag village here, police said on Sunday, PTI reported.

    An FIR has been registered and efforts are on to identify the accused, they said.

    According to the police, the Ambedkar statue in Gursahaiganj area was damaged by some miscreants on Saturday night.

  • Feb 12, 2023 03:32 PM IST

    Congress' Rashid Alvi on Justice Nazeer appointed as Andhra Governor 

  • Feb 12, 2023 03:13 PM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates 246-km stretch of Delhi-Mumbai expressway

    PM Modi inaugurates first stretch of Delhi-Mumbai Expressway from Dausa, to bring Delhi and Jaipur closer by 1.30 hours.

  • Feb 12, 2023 02:55 PM IST

    Water cannon used against AAP workers protesting over Adani issue in Chandigarh

    The Chandigarh Police on Sunday used water cannon to prevent AAP workers from moving towards the BJP office here as part of their protest against the Centre over the Adani issue.

    Aam Aadmi Party workers, gathered from various parts of Punjab, wanted to "gherao" the office of the Punjab BJP in Sector 37 here to register their protest against the party-led central government, PTI reported.

  • Feb 12, 2023 02:14 PM IST

    Cong's promises shall be foundation of '5 Star Meghalaya'

    Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday said the promises made by the party in Meghalaya shall be the foundation of a '5-star' state.

    The Meghalaya Congress on Saturday promised one job to each household, free healthcare for all and free education for all girls up to class 12, if voted to power, reported PTI.

  • Feb 12, 2023 01:53 PM IST

    Fire breaks out in building near CM Mann's official residence 

    A fire broke out in a three-storeyed old heritage building situated about 200 metres from chief minister Bhagwant Mann's official residence.

  • Feb 12, 2023 01:52 PM IST

    Opposition party leaders to meet Kharge tomorrow 

    Opposition parties and their leaders to meet Congress President and LoP Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge in his Parliament office tomorrow amid protests against the government on Adani row, reported ANI.

  • Feb 12, 2023 01:40 PM IST

    Punjab's law and order situation improved under AAP's Mann: Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that Punjab's law and order situation has seen a huge improvement under the leadership of Bhagwant Mann, reported ANI.

  • Feb 12, 2023 12:44 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari inspects Delhi-Mumbai expressway control room

    Union Roads and Transport minister Nitin Gadkari inspected the Delhi-Mumbai expressway control room in Sohana.

  • Feb 12, 2023 11:31 AM IST

    PM Modi attends event marking 200th birth anniversary of Dayanand Saraswati in Delhi

  • Feb 12, 2023 10:39 AM IST

    Delhi LG Saxena approves Feb 16 date for holding mayor elections

    Delhi LG VK Saxena has approved February 16 date for holding the mayor elections. The decision comes after elections being stalled for three times till date. 

  • Feb 12, 2023 09:36 AM IST

    President Murmu accepts Maharashtra governor BS Koshyari's resignation, Ramesh Bais to be appointed

    President Droupadi Murmu accepted Maharashtra governor BS Koshyari's resignation on Sunday and appointed Ramesh Bais as new governor who was already serving as the governor of Jharkhand.

  • Feb 12, 2023 08:38 AM IST

    Minor girl raped by maternal uncle, cousin in Mumbai's Borivali

    A 14-year-old girl was raped by her maternal uncle and cousin while she was living at her maternal aunt's house in Mumbai's Borivali, ANI reported. Both the accused were arrested in four hours and a case under POCSO Act and other sections of IPC was registered.

  • Feb 12, 2023 07:45 AM IST

    UP Global Investors Summit-2023: President Murmu's 2-day visit to UP to commence today

    President Droupadi Murmu will be on a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh from Sunday to participate in various events including the Valedictory Session of UP Global Investors Summit-2023 in Lucknow, ANI reported.

  • Feb 12, 2023 06:43 AM IST

    PM Modi to inaugurate year-long celebration marking 200th birth anniversary of Dayanand Saraswati today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday inaugurate the year-long celebrations commemorating the 200th birth anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi.

  • Feb 12, 2023 06:07 AM IST

    Canada shoots down ‘unidentified object’ over Yukon on PM Trudeau's order

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that a US fighter jet shot down a 'unidentified object' flying high over the Yukon on his orders, a day after the US took similar action over Alaska, news agency AP reported. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, a joint US-Canada organisation that provides shared airspace defence over the two countries, detected the object flying at a high altitude over Alaska on Friday evening. Read more


Kerala train arson case: NIA files charge sheet against sole accused

Published on Sep 30, 2023 04:50 PM IST

The NIA charge sheet, filed on Friday, says Shahrukh Saifi, the sole accused in the case, had thrown and sprinkled petrol on the passengers and set the bogey on fire with a lighter with the intention to kill people

The D1 Coach of Alappuzha-Kannur Executive Express was set on fire on 2nd April, 2023 (File Photo)

RJD leader triggers row with “lipstick, bob-cut” remark on reservation law

Accused of narrow-mindedness, Abdul Bari Siddiqui issued a clarification and expressed regret over his remark.

RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:21 PM IST

Two Pakistani terrorists killed in J&K’s Kupwara

The infiltration attempt took place in the Kumkadi area of the Machil sector in the north Kashmir district.

So far, two AK rifles, four AK magazines, 90 rounds, a Pakistani pistol, a pouch and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,100 in Pakistani currency have been recovered from the encounter site. (ANI File Photo/Representational image)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 03:06 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Indian Army, Arunachal government hold mega events near LAC in Tawang

It will be inaugurated by chief minister Pema Khandu in the presence of Union minister Kiren Rijiju, who is also a member of Parliament from West Arunachal, Lieutenant General Manish Erry, General Officer Commanding (GOC), Gajraj Corps and Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda.

Union minister Kiren Rijiju with Local Army Commander Brig. V.S. Rajput & DC Tawang Dist. Kanki Darang in Tawang (Twitter/@KirenRijiju)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 03:05 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Manipur CM, facing the heat over killing of two students, gives new assurance

Massive protests have rocked Manipur, especially its capital city Imphal, ever since the heinous killing of the two students came to light.

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh
Published on Sep 30, 2023 02:49 PM IST

'This is barbarism': Congress slams Centre over National Museum being vacated

Jairam Ramesh while posting pictures of the National Museum on his X had said that there was no guarantee that it would survive the supposed relocation.

National Museum, New Delhi.(X/ Jairam Ramesh)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 02:31 PM IST

Gandhiji on child marriages, dowry and untouchability

Gandhiji said there should be no possibility of child widows. He was averse to child marriage.

Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel at the AICC meeting in Mumbai. (HT File photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 03:57 PM IST

Kharge's 'fake nationalism' barb at BJP over military disability rules

On September 22, the Ministry of Defence released new rules that will govern the grant of disability benefits to members of the armed forces.

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge(PTI)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 02:17 PM IST

Afternoon Briefing: PM Modi's ‘Sankalp Saptaah’, Siddaramaiah on Cauvery issue

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

PM Modi, accompanied by Union ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia, Narendra Singh Tomar, MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and state BJP President VD Sharma in Bhopal on Monday. (PTI)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 01:10 PM IST

‘Should be hanged’: Ujjain rape accused's father demands strict punishment

Bharat Soni was arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping the girl after CCTV footage showed him interacting with her near Ujjain railway station.

During investigation, it was found that the rape survivor was beaten up before death, Madhya Pradesh Police said, adding prima facie it was a case of homicide. (Representational)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 02:01 PM IST

From the Archives: Mahatma Gandhi on how caste Hindus can help Harijans

Gandhiji said,"The first thing is for everyone to understand the implications of the removal of untouchability in his or her own life".

Mahatma Gandhi collecting donations for the Harijan Fund (Assam), circa 1945. Beginning the late 1930s, Gandhi was also signing his photographs for auctioning, so that money raised could be used for the Harijan movement. “Do rupiya ek bar”, he [Gandhi] would say, the floor price is two rupees,” writes Ramachandra Guha in ‘Gandhi: The Years That Changed The World.’ (National Gandhi Museum)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 03:58 PM IST

Amid Canada row, Indian envoy to UK denied entry to Scotland gurudwara

The incident comes amid a diplomatic row between India and Canada following Justin Trudeau’s claim alleging India's possible involvement in killing of Nijjar.

Indian High Commissioner to UK, Vikram Doraiswami(File)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 12:09 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

IAF holds aerial display in Bhopal to mark its 91st anniversary

Earlier this week Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari met veteran air warriors in New Delhi as part of Air Force Day celebrations.

IAF holds aerial display over Bhojtal Lake in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal.(ANI)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 11:57 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

SC allows SpiceJet to seek modification in Bombay HC order on re-hiring employees

The airline had argued in the high court that it was not a case of termination of services as the employees were on fixed-term contracts and after the expiry of their term, it was not renewed

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, SpiceJet operated 522 flights daily and post-pandemic, it halved to 245 in 2021, further falling to 242 last year (Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 11:52 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

From the Archives: ‘No room for communalism in Congress’, says Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhiji said that while they were engaged in trying to quench the fire of communal strife in their own country, they must not forget their countrymen abroad.

Mahatma Gandhi with Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:10 PM IST
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