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. 


Odisha train accident: CBI registers case as team reaches Balasore for probe

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 03:58 PM IST

On Sunday, union railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said the railway board sought a CBI probe into the accident over suspicions of a possible sabotage attempt

CBI has registered a case on the request of ministry of railways, consent of Odisha govt and further orders from DoPT. (PTI image)
ByNeeraj Chauhan

‘Country has moved from vote bank politics to report card politics’: JP Nadda

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 04:04 PM IST

JP Nadda lashed out at the Congress for questioning the country's achievements and milestones and said Rahul Gandhi is running a “nafrat ka mega shopping mall”.

BJP national president JP Nadda.(PTI file)
By, New Delhi

Visas issued to 215 Sikh pilgrims to visit holy sites: Pakistan high commission

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 03:52 PM IST

India too issues visas to Pakistani nationals to visit shrines such as Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti’s dargah and Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya’s mausoleum

Sikh pilgrims at the Gurdwara Panja Sahib, one of Sikhism's most holy places, during the annual 'Baisakhi' festival, in Hasan Abdal on April 14 (AFP File Photo)

Cyclone to develop in Arabian Sea tomorrow, may affect monsoon onset in Kerala

Published on Jun 06, 2023 03:41 PM IST

The intensity of the storm and its location in the Arabian Sea could affect the onset of the Monsoon in Kerala.

According to reports, the intensity of the storm and its location in the Arabian Sea will affect the onset of the Monsoon in Kerala.

Secunderabad-Agartala Express halted in Odisha, panic grips passengers

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 03:38 PM IST

Some passengers first noticed smoke in B-5 coach and raised an alarm. Following this most of the passengers got down and refused to re-board the train.

Though the smoke was controlled immediately, the panic stricken passengers refused to travel in the coach fearing another electrical breakdown(Representational Image: Unsplash/Adhirej J R Nair)

‘Doing his best’: Former PM on Opp's demand for Vaishnaw's resignation

Published on Jun 06, 2023 03:32 PM IST

Opposition parties have sought Vaishnaw's resignation in the wake of the disastrous triple train accident in Odisha, which claimed lives of at least 278 people.

The triple-train accident in Odisha’s Balaosre killed 275 people and injured nearly 1,100 persons on Friday. (AFP)

Railways fact-checks Congress leader's claim after Odisha train crash

Published on Jun 06, 2023 03:18 PM IST

The IRCTC, responded to the claims on Twitter, stating the claim is “factually incorrect."

As many as 278 people have been killed and over 1,000 were injured in the horrific three-train collision.

India will not face any shortage of coal in 2023, says Coal minister

Published on Jun 06, 2023 03:11 PM IST

At present, Coal India produces around 28 MT coal from underground mines.

Union coal minister Pralhad Joshi (File Photo)

Thousands of users report problems with Microsoft's email platform Outlook

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 03:08 PM IST

Many users of Microsoft's emailing platform Outlook shared frustration on social media, with some noting they were unable to sign into or load their accounts.

In a statement, Microsoft said it had “resolved an issue preventing users from accessing some of our services.” (File)
AP |

Germany, India near $5.2bn deal to build six submarines. Why is this a big deal?

Published on Jun 06, 2023 02:52 PM IST

The preliminary agreement will be signed in the presence of Germany's defence minister Boris Pistorius who arrived in New Delhi Tuesday for a two-day visit

German and Indian companies are nearing a deal to build submarines in India.(via REUTERS)
Bloomberg |

Karnataka High Court urges legal reforms on 'Necrophilia': What you need to know

Published on Jun 06, 2023 02:18 PM IST

The Karnataka High Court cited sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that do not explicitly address punishment for engaging in “Necrophilic activities”.

On May 30, the Karnataka High Court acquitted a man accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a dead body.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

Nadda's ‘nafrat ka mall’ remark on Rahul; Baghel's swipe, ‘…who selected him’

Published on Jun 06, 2023 02:03 PM IST

BJP president JP Nadda had launched a blistering attack on Rahul Gandhi while addressing an event after releasing a book, titled “Amrit kaal ki ore”.

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel and BJP chief JP Nadda.

NCB busts darknet-based drug network, seizes 15,000 LSD blots; 6 arrested

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:29 PM IST

NCB deputy director general, Gyaneshwar Singh. said six people have been arrested in connection with the seizure of LSD blots and imported marijuana

NCB said this was the biggest seizure of LSD blots by the agency over the last two decades for which records are available (NCB video screenshot)

BSF man killed, 2 security personnel wounded in ethnic violence-hit Manipur

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:04 PM IST

Constable Ranjit Yadav, who was posted at a school in the Kakching district, is the second BSF trooper to have been killed while on duty in the state to quell the violence that was triggered last month

An area domination operation in Manipur. (PTI/File)

Afternoon brief: BSF jawan killed, 2 Assam Rifles soldiers injured in Manipur

Published on Jun 06, 2023 12:59 PM IST

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