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  • Feb 25, 2023 10:07 PM IST

    G20 fin min meet ends without joint communique as China, Russia oppose draft

    Finance ministers of the world’s largest economies were unable to agree on a joint communique at their meeting in Bengaluru on Saturday because China and Russia opposed the inclusion of text condemning the war in Ukraine. Read more

  • Feb 25, 2023 07:40 PM IST

    Magnitude 6.1 quake shakes Japan's Hokkaido, no tsunami warning, reports AFP

    A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off Hokkaido in northern Japan on Saturday night, reported news agency AFP citing the United States Geological Survey. No tsunami warning was issued. Read more

  • Feb 25, 2023 07:12 PM IST

    Trying to find way forward: MEA on baby Ariha case after Modi-Scholz meet

    After Prime Minister Narendra Modi met German chancellor Olaf Scholz on Saturday, foreign secretary Vinay Kwatra said the issue f baby Ariha Shah's custody case is being closely pursued by New Delhi with the German authorities. Read more

  • Feb 25, 2023 06:50 PM IST

    Adani Group firm removed from ‘under observation’ by US rating agency: Report

    The Adani Green has been removed from under-criteria observation by American credit rating agency S&P Global. The business conglomerate, which has suffered massive losses since the publication of Hindenburg report, has got its rating on Adani Green Energy affirmed at BB+ with a ‘stable outlook’, Livemint reported. Read more

  • Feb 25, 2023 05:58 PM IST

    LCA Tejas jets arrive in UAE to take part in its maiden foreign air exercise

    The indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas is set to debut in a multi-lateral air exercise in the United Arab Emirates, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said on Saturday. The IAF is taking part in the exercise with five LCAs and two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. Read more

  • Feb 25, 2023 04:55 PM IST

    Delhi HC puts on hold MCD panel poll scheduled for Feb 27

    Delhi high court puts on hold election to standing committee of MCD scheduled for February 27. Read more

  • Feb 25, 2023 03:58 PM IST

    Congress’ resolution proposes new economic performance metric

    The Congress on Saturday during the second day of the 85th plenary session, pitched its draft resolution “A New Economic Vision for India” with a new economic performance metric that correlates to India’s living standard and economic mobility, doing away from gauging economic progress through the gross domestic product (GDP). Read more

  • Feb 25, 2023 03:10 PM IST

    German Chancellor Scholz to get ‘personally involved’ in India trade agreement

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Saturday said that India has undertaken an enormous leap which is very good for the relations between the two countries. Scholz said that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were committed to making a free trade deal between India and the European Union finally happen. Read more

  • Feb 25, 2023 02:09 PM IST

    IIT B student suicide: CJI says his heart goes out to the family members

    Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Saturday expressed concern over instances of alleged suicides by students and said his heart goes out to the bereaved kin of the victims.

    He said he was wondering where our institutions are going wrong, that students are forced to take their life.

    Referring to the incident of alleged suicide of a Dalit student recently in IIT Bombay, he said such incidents, involving the victims from marginalised communities are becoming common, reported PTI. 

  • Feb 25, 2023 01:30 PM IST

    Nigerians vote for new president, hoping for better times

    Nigerians were due to start voting on Saturday to elect a successor to President Muhammadu Buhari, with many hoping the next leader will steer Africa's most populous nation and biggest economy on a new course after years of worsening violence and hardship.

    Polling stations were scheduled to open at 8:30 a.m. (0730 GMT), though Reuters reporters at several locations across the country saw some that were not ready. In northern Kano State and southern Bayelsa State, reporters saw queues of voters with no election officials in sight. (Reuters)

  • Feb 25, 2023 12:43 PM IST

    Challenging time for Congress: Sonia Gandhi

    Challenging time for Congress; BJP-RSS has captured every single institution, says Sonia Gandhi in Raipur.

  • Feb 25, 2023 12:29 PM IST

    G20 finance chiefs differ on debt, Russia-Ukraine war

    Finance leaders of the world's biggest economies were entangled in differences on Saturday over the war in Ukraine and on resolving the debt burden of distressed developing nations, participants said.

    The meeting of finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the Group of 20 (G20), hosted by India, was likely to end later in the day without a joint communique because there was no consensus on how to describe the conflict in Ukraine, delegates said, reported Reuters. 

  • Feb 25, 2023 11:28 AM IST

    7 people from West Bengal killed in road mishap in Odisha's Jajpur

    At least seven people from West-Bengal were killed when the mini-truck in which they were travelling hit a stationary truck in Odisha's Jajpur district on Saturday, police said.

    Vinit Agrawal Superintendent of Police Jajpur told PTI that six persons died on the spot, while one succumbed enroute to SCB Medical College and hospital.

    "We have intimated the family members of the deceased, and they are on the way to Jajpur.," the SP said, adding that the exact cause behind the mishap is being verified, reported PTI. 

  • Feb 25, 2023 10:03 AM IST

    German Chancellor Scholz arrives in India on 2-day visit

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived in India on Saturday on a two-day visit that is expected to further expand the overall bilateral relations in a number of key areas, including new technologies, clean energy and trade and investment.

    Scholz will hold wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at around 11:45 am, covering the Ukraine conflict, the situation in the Indo-Pacific region and ways to boost bilateral ties, reported PTI.

  • Feb 25, 2023 09:12 AM IST

    Peru withdraws ambassador from Mexico amid dispute

    Peruvian President Dina Boluarte announced on Friday the withdrawal of her country's ambassador to Mexico in response to criticism from Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, whom she reproached for hurting ties in order to “privilege ideological affinities.”

    In his regular morning press conference, Mexico's president said he had seen polls “where the spurious president (Boluarte) has 15% acceptance and 85% disapprove of her.” (AP)

  • Feb 25, 2023 08:12 AM IST

    4 dead in truck accident near Delhi's Anand Parbat area

    Four people were reported dead after a truck met with an accident near Delhi's Anand Parbat area last night, Delhi police said. On reaching the spot at Rohtak road, police found one MCD truck that had turned turtle. 

  • Feb 25, 2023 07:43 AM IST

    Concerned that Chinese loans to Pak, Sri Lanka be used for coercive leverage: US 

    US assistant secretary for South & Central Asian affairs Donald Lu said on Friday that the United States is deeply concerned that Chinese loans to countries in India's immediate neighbourhood may be used for coercive leverage. The comments from Lu came after he was asked about Chinese loans to Sri Lanka and Pakistan. He was addressing a special press briefing previewing Secretary Antony Blinken's upcoming travel to India, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan.

  • Feb 25, 2023 07:23 AM IST

    ‘No restrictions on eating habits’: Meghalaya BJP president on party gaining power in upcoming elections 

    Meghalaya state BJP chief Ernest MawrieIf on Friday speaking about party gaining power in upcoming elections said, “If we win, BJP will not change eating habits, there won't be any restrictions (on beef-eating). After coming to power, we'll develop infra in state. We'll form govt with those like-minded parties that are against corruption.”

  • Feb 25, 2023 07:16 AM IST

    Bus accident kills 8, injures 50 in M.P's Sidhi district, CM announces ex-gratia

    A bus accident in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district killed eight people and injured 50, with 15-20 seriously injured, according to ANI.

    Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced 10 lakh ex-gratia amount to the familes of deceased, 2 lakh to those who were severely injured and a lakh to those who were moderately injured. Next of kin of the deceased will be given government jobs based on their qualifications.

  • Feb 25, 2023 05:23 AM IST

    Turkey-Syria earthquake: Combined death toll surpasses 50,000, says report

    The combined death toll in Turkey and Syria due to earthquakes on February 6 has surpassed 50,000, new agency Reuters reported. In the region, over 160,000 buildings containing 5,20,000 apartments have collapsed or been severely damaged.


‘Dis’Qualified MP’: Rahul Gandhi changes his Twitter bio

Updated on Mar 26, 2023 06:38 PM IST

Rahul on Saturday during a press conference said he was unaffected by the decision and “did not care if he gets disqualified permanently from the Lok Sabha.”

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (Twitter Photo)
BySaptarshi Das

PM Modi congratulates ISRO for launch of 36 satellites

Updated on Mar 26, 2023 06:45 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi said the recent launch ‘reinforces leading role as a global commercial launch service provider in the true spirit of Aatmanirbharta’.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
BySnehashish Roy

First Agniveer batch to hold Passing Out Parade on March 28

Updated on Mar 26, 2023 05:07 PM IST

The Indian Navy will conduct a first-of-its-kind Passing Out Parade at Odisha's INS Chilka

Navy’s chief of personnel Vice Admiral Dinesh Tripathi interacting with women Agniveers at INS Chilka (Photo: Indian Navy)
BySnehashish Roy

Evening brief: BJP slams Congress as Jagdish Tytler joins party's ‘satyagraha’

Published on Mar 26, 2023 04:54 PM IST

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

Congress' Jagdish Tytler and BJP spokesperson RP Singh (R). (File)

Man allegedly dies in police custody in Kerala; sub-inspector suspended

Published on Mar 26, 2023 04:05 PM IST

According to the eyewitnesses, Manoharan was taken into custody by the police as he did not stop his scooter after police signalled him to stop. They said the police assaulted him and dragged him to the station

 (Representative Photo)

10 things journalist, attacked in US, saw at Khalistan stir

Updated on Mar 26, 2023 04:12 PM IST

US-based Indian journalist Lalit Jha was physically attacked and verbally abused by Khalistan supporters in Washington while he was covering a pro-Khalistan protest outside the Indian Embassy on Saturday.

One of the protesters who abused and hit the PTI reporter.

Congress launches ‘Satyagraha’ at Rajghat after Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification

Updated on Mar 26, 2023 02:51 PM IST

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling him a coward and said her family has nurtured the democracy of this country with their blood

Priyanka Gandhi invoked Lord Ram to counter the BJP’s ‘dynastic politics’ charges against her family. (HT Photo / Vipin Kumar)
BySaptarshi Das

'Reservation based on religion not as per Constitution': Amit Shah

Updated on Mar 26, 2023 03:26 PM IST

Attacking Congress' polarised politics, Shah said that in the greed of the vote bank, Congress never commemorated the martyrs of independence.

Amit Shah inaugurated the 'Garota Shaheed Smarak' and a memorial of Sardar Patel in Karnataka.(Twitter/@Amit Shah)
ANI | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Coast Guard's ALH Dhruv chopper makes forced landing in Kochi

Updated on Mar 26, 2023 03:00 PM IST

An ALH-DHRUV Mark 3 helicopter of the Indian Coast Guard had to make a forced landing in Kerala's Kochi on Sunday.

An incident of forced landing of an ALH Dhruv Mark 3 helicopter of the Indian Coast Guard today took place in Kochi.(Source: @defencealerts)

Kerala, TN CMs to jointly inaugurate centenary celebrations of Vaikom Satyagraha

Updated on Mar 26, 2023 01:55 PM IST

It was a nonviolent protest that took place from 30 March 1924 to 23 November 1925 in the Kingdom of Travancore, now part of Kerala. The movement got a leg up in 1924 after Mahatma Gandhi sent his disciple Vinoba Bhave to Vaikom to help the agitation and in 1925, Gandhiji himself came to Vaikom to participate.

Mahadeva temple in Vaikom (HT Photo/sourced)

‘Sikh killer…’: BJP on Jagdish Tytler at Congress satyagraha

Updated on Mar 26, 2023 01:58 PM IST

BJP's RP Singh hit out at Congress after Jagdish Tytler joined the protest against disqualification of Rahul Gandhi from Lok Sabha.

Congress' Jagdish Tytler and BJP spokesperson RP Singh (R). (File)

Jaishankar says inside people taking politics outside and outside people…

Published on Mar 26, 2023 01:45 PM IST

Foreign minister S Jaishankar was speaking in Bengaluru recently when he said outside people are interfering in India's politics now.

Foreign minister S Jaishankar recently said outside people are interfering in India's politics.

Afternoon brief: Gujarat CMO official resigns over son's links with conman

Published on Mar 26, 2023 01:02 PM IST

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

An undated photo of Gujarat conman Kiran Patel with his security. Patel has been arrested for cheating, forgery and impersonation as an as an additional director (strategy and campaigns) in the PMO. (PTI)

‘Nari shakti…’: PM Modi lauds women achievers in 'Mann ki Baat'

Updated on Mar 26, 2023 01:01 PM IST

PM Modi in the 99th edition of ‘Mann ki Baat’ said women empowerment is playing a significant role in India unlocking its potential.

Remarking that Navratri indicates the time to worship ‘shakti’, the PM asserted that India's ‘nari shakti’ is leading the nation in his 'Mann ki Baat' address. (PTI)

You insult my martyr father, call his son 'Mir Jafar': What Priyanka Gandhi said

Updated on Mar 26, 2023 12:51 PM IST

One of the chief ministers said Rahul Gandhi does not even know who his father is, Priyanka Gandhi said addressing the Congress's day-long satyagraha at Rajghat. “Why no action against him?” the Congress general secretary said.

At Congress's satyagraha in Rajghat on Sunday, Priyanka Gandhi said PM Modi is a coward.
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