Highlights: Supreme Court to hear tomorrow pleas challenging ban on BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots

Updated on Feb 03, 2023 12:56 AM IST

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  • Feb 02, 2023 09:45 PM IST

    SC to hear 2 petitions challenging the ban on BBC's Gujarat riots documentary tomorrow

    Supreme Court will hear tomorrow two petitions challenging the ban on the BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots.

    A bench of justices Sanjiv Khanna and MM Sundresh will take up the petitions, which were mentioned for an urgent listing before the Chief Justice of India on January 30.

  • Feb 02, 2023 08:45 PM IST

    Oppn unites for coordinated attack on govt over Adani crisis fallout on SBI, LIC

    Opposition parties on Thursday decided to raise the fallout of the Adani Group crisis during the debate on the President’s speech that starts on February 13, people familiar with the matter said. Read more

  • Feb 02, 2023 08:25 PM IST

    ‘Can’t interpret treaty’: India’s jab at World Bank on Indus Waters Treaty stand

    India on Thursday questioned the World Bank’s decision to go ahead with two parallel processes to address a dispute with Pakistan over two hydropower projects on cross-border rivers, saying this is not in consonance with provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty. Read more

  • Feb 02, 2023 07:23 PM IST

    All people living in India are Hindus because...': Dattatreya Hosabale

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale on Wednesday said that there are some Hindus who must have eaten beef under compulsion but that does not mean they are not Hindus, and they can't be shut out. Read more

  • Feb 02, 2023 07:10 PM IST

    Bangladesh asks Adani Power to revisit 2017 pact over ‘excessive’ pricing: Report

    Authorities in Bangladesh have sought a revision of an agreement with Adani Power Ltd for importing electricity from a thermal power plant in Jharkhand over the “excessive” pricing of coal, according to a Bangladeshi media report. Read more

  • Feb 02, 2023 07:07 PM IST

    SC declines to quash law allowing candidates to contest from more than one constituency

    Supreme Court declines to quash a law that allows candidates to contest from more than one constituency in an election.

    "It's a policy matter...an issue of political democracy. It's for the parliament to take a call," says the court, declining the plea by advocate Ashwini Upadhyay.

  • Feb 02, 2023 06:32 PM IST

    PM Modi undertook 21 foreign trips since 2019, 22.76 crore spent: Centre

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has undertaken 21 trips abroad since 2019 and over 22.76 crore was spent on these visits, the government said on Thursday. Read more

  • Feb 02, 2023 05:55 PM IST

    No decision on implementing Uniform Civil Code as of now: Kiren Rijiju

    The Centre has not taken any decision as of now on the implementation of a Uniform Civil Code in the country, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju informed Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Read more

  • Feb 02, 2023 04:37 PM IST

    VHP demands ‘de-recognition’ of SP, RJD over Ramcharitmanas row

    The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Thursday demanded the Chief Election Commission of Indi (CEC) to ‘de-recognise’ the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) over recent comments made by leaders of these political parties on Hindu epic Ramcharitmanas. Read more

  • Feb 02, 2023 04:24 PM IST

    Delhi: Man who duped Leela hotel by posing as UAE official, granted bail

    A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to Mahamed Sharif, the accused in the Leela Hotel cheating case. 

    Sharif allegedly posed as an official of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government at the Leela Hotel and duped it of over 20 lakh after checking out undetected without clearing the outstanding bill.

  • Feb 02, 2023 03:38 PM IST

    Railways made 73% increase in earning from passenger section: Ministry

    Indian Railways has made a 73% increase in total earnings from its passenger segment from April 2022 to January 2023. It made around 54,733 crore during this period, a significant jump from 31,634 crore during the same period last year.

  • Feb 02, 2023 03:35 PM IST

    Centre adopted ‘wrong policy’ in state's borrowing capacity: Kerala FM

    Kerala Finance Minister K N Balagopal on Thursday said the Centre's imposition of cuts in the borrowing limit of the states would adversely impact the southern state's economy, which is yet to completely recover from the challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and back-to-back natural disasters.

  • Feb 02, 2023 01:25 PM IST

    BJP announces 20 candidates for Nagaland Assembly election

    BJP announces its 20 candidates for the Nagaland Assembly election

    BJP state president Temjen Imna Along to contest from Alongtaki Legislative Assembly constituency.

    “We will contest on 20 out of 60 seats in Nagaland. Rest of the seats have been given to our alliance partner NDPP. We'll contest on all 60 seats in Meghalaya. Our tagline is 'M Power Meghalaya' means Modi-powered Meghalaya and a double-engine government will be formed there,” said BJP spokesperson. 

  • Feb 02, 2023 11:11 AM IST

    Action on child marriage cases in Assam to start tomorrow, says CM Sarma

    Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that the government is firm in its resolve to end the "menace of child marriage" in the state.

    Urging the people to cooperate in the initiative, the Assam CM said that the action on the 4,004 registered cases would begin on Friday (February 3), reported ANI. 

  • Feb 02, 2023 08:49 AM IST

    Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan to walk out of jail after over two years

    The Lucknow sessions court on Wednesday signed bail orders to release Kerala-based Journalist Siddique Kappan from Lucknow jail. Kappan, arrested in October 2020 under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), will walk out of Lucknow prison on Thursday morning after remaining in jail for more than two years. Read more

  • Feb 02, 2023 07:41 AM IST

    Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza after intercepting rocket

    Militants fired a rocket into Israel's south Wednesday, the army said, setting off sirens and raising already heightened tensions under the country's new ultranationalist government. Read more

  • Feb 02, 2023 06:52 AM IST

    Australia to replace Queen Elizabeth's image on A$5 banknote

    Australia will replace the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II from its A$5 currency note with a new design to reflect and honour the history of its Indigenous culture, the country's central bank said on Thursday. (Reuters) 

  • Feb 02, 2023 06:17 AM IST

    To help confront China, Philippines to expand US access to military bases: Report

    The United States and the Philippines are expected to announce a deal Thursday that will give US troops access to another four military bases in the Southeast Asian nation, as the longtime allies seek to deter Chinese aggression in the region, reported AFP. 


UP police take custody of Atiq from Guj, head to Prayagraj jail

Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:54 AM IST

Earlier in the day, a 45-member team reached Ahmedabad to bring Ahmed to Prayagraj to produce him before an MP/MLA court on March 28. The court will pronounce its verdict in the 2006 abduction case of lawyer Umesh Pal in which Ahmed is one of the accused.

Prayagraj Police with jailed-mafia Atiq Ahmed outside Sabarmati Central Jail as he is being shifted to Prayagraj. (PTI)

Rahul should not have been disqualified, says NDA ally PMK

Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:43 AM IST

The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), an ally of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Tamil Nadu, said on Sunday Rahul Gandhi’s punishment is disproportionate to his speech and that he shouldn’t have been disqualified from the Lok Sabha in a haste

PMK chief Anbumani Ramadoss
ByDivya Ch, Chennai

Amendments for contesting top AIADMK post not right: OPS

Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:41 AM IST

Last Sunday, the court had asked the AIADMK to not announce the results and ensure that the winner does not assume office for a week since the case is sub-judice

Edappadi K Palaniswami addresses a press conference in Chennai. (ANI)
By, Chennai

Fire breaks out at Kochi waste yard again

Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:36 AM IST

On March 2, a massive fire broke out at the Brahmapuram plant. The air quality in the port city of Kochi, neighbouring municipalities and gram panchayats worsened as they were engulfed in the dense smoke billowing from the garbage dump.

A fire broke out again at the waste dumping yard in Brahmapuram in Kochi on Sunday. (PTI)
By, Thiruvananthapuram

50 years of Project Tiger: PM set to release new census on April 9

Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:36 AM IST

The commemoration event will take place in Mysuru next month and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the latest tiger population numbers, officials said on Friday.

Project Tiger was conceived and launched by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1973. The project was launched on April 1 at Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand
ByJayashree N

Plastic-rock found in Andamans’ Aves Island

Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:36 AM IST

Interestingly, according to the 2011 Census, there are just two people on Aves Island. Both are male.

Known as plastiglomerate, it is a rock composed of sand, rock fragments, shells and other materials held together by plastic. It is a new form of plastic pollution, which scientists described in 2014. (Photo courtesy: Prasun Goswami)

Uncovering global story of India’s nuclear programme

Updated on Mar 27, 2023 12:36 AM IST

A Hindustan Times collaboration presents a weekly podcast on Indian politics and policy featuring a global story of India’s nuclear program during its first forty years.

India conducted test flight of its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Agni V long range ballistic missile on December 26.(PTI File Photo)
By, New Delhi

Personnel on alert as smugglers from Pak use balloons to transport drugs

Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:27 AM IST

On Sunday afternoon, BSF personnel found 3kg heroin tied to two balloons in Sahowal village near the border.

Amritsar: BSF personnel after shooting down a Pakistani drone entering India from along the International Border in Punjab, near Amritsar, Friday, Feb 3, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI02_03_2023_000014B) (PTI)

Will restore 4% Muslim quota in Karnataka, if elected: Congress

Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:17 AM IST

Leader of the Opposition, Siddaramaiah, also lashed out at the BJP government, saying it has ‘betrayed everyone’ by creating confusion on the reservation issue and dividing people

Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar termed the Cabinet decision to scrap reservation for Muslims under Category 2B in the OBC list as unconstitutional. (PTI)
By, Bengaluru

NIA attaches PFI office in Karnataka over Nettaru murder

Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:16 AM IST

Earlier, on February 23, the NIA had attached a community hall in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district belonging to the PFI. According to the NIA, Mittur Freedom Community Hall in Idukki village was used to impart arms training to members of PFI

According to the NIA officer in the know of the matter, the accused in Nettaru murder used to “hold conspiracy meetings to plan for the murder in the office.” (HT Archive)

India’s first Agniveers think big, look to become officers

Updated on Mar 27, 2023 12:07 AM IST

Many of the trainees, aged between 17-and-a-half and 21 and India’s first Agniveers, have set their sights on becoming officers in the armed forces, and are focused on working their way up to more ambitious goals.

Shweta Singh Antal completed BA (hons) in sociology from Delhi’s Miranda House before she was selected under Agnipath scheme (HT Photo/Rahul Singh)
ByRahul Singh, Ins Chilka (odisha)

The story of Kabir Talwar: From clubbing tycoon to drug merchant

Published on Mar 26, 2023 11:51 PM IST

At a time when a Pakistan-backed syndicate was looking to push massive quantities of drugs stockpiled in Afghanistan during the Covid-19 pandemic, and amid uncertainty over Taliban’s takeover of the country, Delhi’s clubbing tycoon Harpeet Singh, alias Kabir Talwar, used the opportunity to smuggle drugs into India as he saw “low risk and high returns in the illegal business”, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has revealed in a charge sheet filed last month in the 2021 Mundra port drug bust

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ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

Delhi: Power bills may rise on 20K-cr payout

Published on Mar 26, 2023 11:49 PM IST

The matter pertains to how tariffs have been fixed for two private companies — BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) — in a dispute stretching back 17-18 years.

DERC, which lays down the per unit costs, had disallowed certain expenses when setting the power tariff. This was contested by the discoms, who got favourable verdicts.(AFP/ Representative image)
By, New Delhi

3 ATC employees suspended after mid-air collision averted in Nepal

Published on Mar 26, 2023 11:48 PM IST

The Directorate General Civil of Aviation (DGCA) has derostered the Air India crew after their flight from Delhi to Kathmandu narrowly escaped a mid- air collision on Friday morning

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By, New Delhi

Cong steps up stir over Rahul disqualification

Published on Mar 26, 2023 11:46 PM IST

Congress leaders and workers held protests across the country on Sunday over the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi from the Lok Sabha, with party president Mallikarjun Kharge and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra leading the charge by accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of “trying to silence” a “martyr’s son” during a rally in the Capital

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By, New Delhi
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