BREAKING: After Manish Sisodia's resignation, his portfolios allocated to Kailash Gahlot and Raaj Kumar Anand

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  • Feb 28, 2023 11:30 PM IST

    Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov arrives in India for G20 meet

    Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov arrives in India for G20 foreign ministers meeting March 1-2.

  • Feb 28, 2023 11:07 PM IST

    Manish Sisodia's portfolios allocated to Kailas Gahlot and Raaj Kumar

    After Manish Sisodia's resignation, his portfolios allocated to Kailash Gahlot and Raaj Kumar Anand, reports ANI.

  • Feb 28, 2023 10:49 PM IST

    SC directs to provide Z+ security to Muskesh Ambani, family

    Supreme Court directs to provide highest level Z+ security cover to businessman Mukesh Ambani and his family members throughout India and abroad.

    Entire cost of providing highest level Z+ security cover within territory of India or abroad shall be borne by them, court said, reported ANI. 

  • Feb 28, 2023 10:04 PM IST

    Mexican president says Tesla to build plant in Mexico

    Mexico's president announced Tuesday that electric car company Tesla has committed to building a major plant in the industrial hub of Monterrey in northern Mexico.

    President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the promise came in phone calls he had Friday and Monday with Tesla head Elon Musk. It would be Tesla's third plant outside the U.S., after one in Shanghai and one near Berlin. (AP)

  • Feb 28, 2023 08:40 PM IST

    Centre targets to complete 10,000 Janaushadhi centres by Dec this year: Union Health Minister

    Government aims to achieve 10,000 Janaushadhi Kendras in a Country by end of the year, Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Department of Pharmaceuticals Dr Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday said.

    "As on January 31 this year, the number of stores increased to 9082. Under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP), 743 districts of the nation have been covered," the ministry said, reported ANI. 

  • Feb 28, 2023 08:06 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu: Three school students fatally knocked by SUV

    Three boys cycling their way to school were fatally knocked down by an SUV near Vaniyambadi in Tirupathur district in the State on Tuesday, said police. The boys, including two brothers, were riding two bicycles to their government school in Girisamudram on the Valayampattu highway, when a car which came in the opposite direction knocked them down. 

    The car driver has been detained by the police. Conveying his heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the bereaved families, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said he was saddened to hear the news of the death of the students of MGR Nagar near Vaniyambadi, reported PTI. 

  • Feb 28, 2023 06:45 PM IST

    Kailash Gahlot, Raaj Kumar Anand to get Sisodia's portfolios

    AAP's Kailash Gahlot, Raaj Kumar Anand to get Sisodia's portfolios, reports ANI citing sources. 

  • Feb 28, 2023 06:16 PM IST

    India's GDP grows at 4.4 pc in Q3; economy to expand at 7 pc in FY23: Govt data

    India's economic growth slowed down to 4.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2022-23 mainly due to poor performance of the manufacturing sector.

    In October-December 2021, the economy grew by 11.2 per cent and by 6.3 per cent in the July-September 2022 quarter, according to data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Tuesday, reported PTI. 

  • Feb 28, 2023 06:04 PM IST

    Delhi ministers Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain resign

    Arrested Delhi ministers Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain have resigned from their posts, CM Arvind Kejriwal has accepted their resignation. 

  • Feb 28, 2023 05:42 PM IST

    Economic growth in 2021/22 revised upwards to 9.1% from 8.7%

    India economic growth in 2021/22 revised upwards to 9.1% from 8.7%, says PTI.

  • Feb 28, 2023 05:01 PM IST

    SC dismisses Manish Sisodia's plea seeking bail in Delhi excise policy case

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia to move the high court, this after he approached the Supreme Court challenging his arrest in the excise policy case.

    “We don't want to interfere in such a matter at the first instance. You can make all your points before the high court", the court said. Read full story

  • Feb 28, 2023 04:53 PM IST

    SC begins hearing on Delhi dy CM Manish Sisodia's plea against CBI arrest

    The Supreme court has begun the hearing on Delhi dy CM Manish Sisodia's plea against CBI arrest. 

  • Feb 28, 2023 04:37 PM IST

    US Supreme Court scrutinizes Biden college student debt relief

    The fate of President Joe Biden's plan to cancel $430 billion in student debt for some 40 million borrowers is placed in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in a case that presents another major test of executive branch authority.

    The nine justices are set to hear arguments in the Biden administration's appeal of two lower court rulings blocking the policy that he announced last August in legal challenges brought by six conservative-leaning states and two student loan borrowers opposed to the plan's eligibility requirements, reported Reuters. 

  • Feb 28, 2023 03:11 PM IST

    Shots fired near school in Germany, two including shooter critically injured

    A shooter critically injured one person near a German primary school in the north-western town of Bramsche on Tuesday before critically injuring himself with the weapon, a police spokesperson in the city of Osnabrueck said.

    Both the shooter and the victim were brought to hospital by helicopter and are receiving medical treatment, the spokesperson said, adding that witnesses to the incident were being interviewed and there was no longer any danger to the public. Read full story

  • Feb 28, 2023 02:17 PM IST

    Akhilesh Yadav flays UP budget, says it is 'directionless'

    Terming the Uttar Pradesh budget as "directionless", Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said it neither offers solutions to present problems nor shows way for the future.

    Yadav, who is the Leader of Opposition, told the state assembly that many parameters of the state have not improved. (PTI)

  • Feb 28, 2023 12:43 PM IST

    Union health secratary writes to states & UTs over daily surveillance on heat-related illnesses

    Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan  on Tuesday wrote to chief secretaries & administrators of all States and Union Territories regarding daily surveillance on heat-related illnesses that will be done from March 1.

  • Feb 28, 2023 12:12 PM IST

    ‘Open-and-shut case,’ says BJP Gambhir on Sisodia's arrest by CBI

    Former cricket and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday said that the case of CBI arresting delhi deputy CM and state education minister Manish Sisodia is a ‘open-and-shut case’ while he blamed the AAP government that they have been exposed. 

    “This is the 1st time in India that an Education Min will go to Tihar jail that too in liquor scam case. This policy was made to exploit money so they can fight elections with Khalistani's help,” Gambhir said.

  • Feb 28, 2023 11:42 AM IST

    Next major target is to pass Telecom Bill in coming Monsoon session: Ashwini Vaishnaw

    Union information and technology minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Tuesday said the governement is targeting to pass Telecom Bill that will lead to major series of reforms, in terms of spectrum, licenses and regulation in the next monsoon session of the Parliament.

  • Feb 28, 2023 11:02 AM IST

    Sisodia arrest: CJI-led bench will hear Sisodia's plea at 3.50 pm 

    The CJI-led bench of the Supreme Court will take up the matter of Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia's plea on his arrest by CBI at 3.50 pm today. Sisodia was arrested by CBI on Monday in ‘liquor policy scam’.

    Punjab government's petition challenging Governor's refusal to summon the assembly session from March 3 will also be heard at the same time. 

  • Feb 28, 2023 10:47 AM IST

    Mumbai: 3 coaches of Belapur to Kharkopar local train derailed; no injuries reported

    Three coaches of Belapur to Kharkopar local train in Mumabi have been derailed on Tuesday morning while entering in Kharkopar station at 8.46 am. No injuries to passengers were reported and relief trains have left for the site for restoration.

    Repercussions: Trains on Belapur - Kharkopar - Nerul line are not running.

  • Feb 28, 2023 10:15 AM IST

    Sisodia moves Supreme Court challenging arrest, CBI probe

    Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Tuesday moved Supreme Court, challenging his arrest and the manner of CBI investigation in the ‘Liquor Scam’ case. Matter is expected to be mentioned before the CJI at 10.30 for an urgent hearing.

  • Feb 28, 2023 10:07 AM IST

    PM Modi addresses post-budget webinar on 'Ease of Living using Technology'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing post-budget webinar on ‘Ease of Living using Technology’.

  • Feb 28, 2023 09:58 AM IST

    ‘Historic relationship between our countries’: Denmark crown prince Frederik André Henrik Christian

    Crown prince of Denmark Frederik André Henrik Christian while addressing a conference said, “With this conference, India and Denmark take a new step closer to achieving a green future for all. It is my humble wish that this visit continues the prosperous journey together.”

  • Feb 28, 2023 09:39 AM IST

    Mauritius foreign affairs minister arrives in Delhi ahead of G20 meeting

    Mauritius' minister of foreign affairs Alan Ganoo on Tuesday arrived in Delhi ahead of G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting.

  • Feb 28, 2023 09:36 AM IST

    IIT-B suicide: Probe transferred to Crime Branch

    The ongoing probe into the suicide of an 18-year-old IIT-Bombay student was on Monday transferred to Special Investigation Team (SIT), Mumbai Crime Branch, ANI reported. The student jumped to death from his hostel's seventh floor on February 12.

  • Feb 28, 2023 08:39 AM IST

    TMC's official twitter account hacked

    Hacked TMC's twitter handle seen with the name 'Yuga Labs'.
    Hacked TMC's twitter handle seen with the name 'Yuga Labs'.

    The official Twitter account of All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) appears to be hacked on Tuesday as its name has been changed to 'Yuga labs'.

  • Feb 28, 2023 07:59 AM IST

    3.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Meghalaya

    An earthquake of magnitude 3.7 struck Meghalaya on Tuesday at about 59 km to Tura, according to National Center for Seismology. Earlier in the day, an earthquake was also reported in the regions of Tajikistan and Afghanistan with 4.3 and 4.1 magnitudes respectively.

  • Feb 28, 2023 07:20 AM IST

    Nirmala Sitharaman visits Sikkim for budget outreach programme

    Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday visited Sikkim for a budget outreach programme. She held an interaction with stakeholders, officers and chambers of commerce, SHGs and entrepreneurs at Chintan Bhawan in Gangtok. Sitharaman will also be virtually inaugurating the Yangang Ropeway Project virtually today.

  • Feb 28, 2023 06:47 AM IST

    One terrorist killed in J&K's Awantipora encounter

    One terrorist has been killed in an encounter carried out by the Kashmir Zone Police on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Awantipora in Pulwama district, police said. Body of the terrorist is yet to be recovered.

  • Feb 28, 2023 06:27 AM IST

    4.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Tajikistan

    An earthquake of Magnitude 4.3 on Richter Scale hit Tajikistan on Tuesday, according National Center for Seismology. The center also reported a 4.1 magnitude earthquake earlier on Tuesday in Tajikistan's neighbour country, Afghanistan.

  • Feb 28, 2023 05:50 AM IST

    Blast at company in Gujarat's Valsad kills 2, injures 2 people

    Two people died and two others were injured in a blast occurred at a company in Valsad district of Gujarat on Monday night, ANI reported citing official. Police stated that the bodies are yet to be identified, and the cause of the blast is unknown.


Rahul Gandhi's challenge to Surat court order ready amid BJP's ‘delay’ charge

Published on Mar 29, 2023 03:02 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi will file his plea challenging the Surat Court conviction in a day or two, PTI reported. On March 23, Rahul Gandhi was convicted in the 2019 defamation case. The party has not yet moved a challenge petition in the higher court.

Rahul Gandhi was in the Congress officer at the Parliament House complex on Wednesday where he met Uddhav Sena MP Sanjay Raut. (PTI)

House panel recommends revision in SC/ST scholarship at par with inflation rate

Updated on Mar 29, 2023 02:58 PM IST

A parliamentary standing committee has said that it is the need of the time that the amount of scholarship may be increased at par with the ongoing inflation rates

The standing committee on the welfare of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes submitted a report in Parliament on Monday. (File Photo)

5 states contributing maximum number of cases to India’s tally

Published on Mar 29, 2023 02:11 PM IST

The Covid-19 death toll has increased to 5,30,848 with seven latest fatalities in the last 24 hours.

Representational image.

On ‘Adani shares tumble’ report, Mahua Moitra's ‘cash’ dig

Updated on Mar 29, 2023 02:01 PM IST

Mahua Moitra has been one of the main voices in the Opposition who has been demanding a JPC probe into the Adani row since the Hindenburg Research's report alleged stock manipulation and improper use of tax havens by the group.

TMP MP Mahua Moitra and multi-billionaire Gautam Adani. (File pics)
By, New Delhi

In no hurry to hold by-poll, Rahul Gandhi has 30 days for remedies: CEC

Published on Mar 29, 2023 01:49 PM IST

Kumar said that Gandhi has 30 days from the date of his disqualification and that they will take a call accordingly

Congress’s Assam legislators protesting against Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification. (PTI)
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

'Not appreciated…': Lakshadweep MP on delay in restoring LS membership

Updated on Mar 29, 2023 01:56 PM IST

Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal, a Nationalist Congress Party MP, was given 10-year jail term in an attempt to murder case.

Lakshadweep MP Mohammad Faizal. (File Photo)(HT_PRINT)

Tamil Nadu IPS officer accused of custodial torture suspended: CM MK Stalin

Published on Mar 29, 2023 01:38 PM IST

Singh, from the 2020 IPS batch, was accused of plucking the teeth of at least 10 men and repeatedly hitting at least two of them on their genitalia while they were in custody

Singh, a batch 2020 officer, is an assistant superintendent of police (ASP) posted at Ambasamudram police station. (Representative file image)
ByDivya Ch

1,320 booths to be managed by women in Karnataka polls: ECI

Updated on Mar 29, 2023 01:36 PM IST

CEC Rajiv Kumar announces a number of initiatives to enhance inclusiveness and encourage more voters to participate in the upcoming assembly election in Karnataka

CEC Rajiv Kumar at a press conference while announcing Karnataka election dates.(ANI)
BySnehashish Roy

Today we have a bevy of passengers but shortage of aircraft: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Published on Mar 29, 2023 01:21 PM IST

The civil aviation minister said India will become the largest civil aviation market in the next decade as it has crossed the pre-COVID number of air travellers by 10%

Scindia also appealed to aircraft manufacturers for faster deliveries of planes. (Jyotiraditya M Scindia | Twitter)

Pioneering artist Vivan Sundaram dies at 79

Published on Mar 29, 2023 01:18 PM IST

Social activist and friend Shabnam Hashmi said that Sundaram had been ailing for the past few months with multiple issues.

Sundaram is survived by his wife art historian-critic Geeta Kapur.

Afternoon brief: What EC said on Wayanad bypoll amid Rahul's disqualification

Updated on Mar 29, 2023 01:20 PM IST

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

**EDS: IMAGE VIA AICC** New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives for opposition leaders' meeting at Mallikarjun Kharge's residence, in New Delhi, Monday, March 27, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI03_27_2023_000273A)(PTI)

Rahul Gandhi's supporters say ‘mera ghar, aapka ghar’ after eviction notice

Published on Mar 29, 2023 01:09 PM IST

The Lok Sabha secretariat served an eviction notice to former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, a Z-plus protectee who has been living in the 12, Tughlaq Lane bungalow since 2005.

Congress leader Ajay Rai symbolically dedicates his Varanasi home to Rahul Gandhi.

‘Shouldn’t seek unilateral superiority’: Doval’s firm message to China at SCO

Updated on Mar 29, 2023 02:47 PM IST

NSA Ajit Doval emphasised the need for regional connectivity at the SCO meet but said such initiatives should be consultative and transparent and respect the sovereignty of all countries.

NSA Ajit Doval’s remarks at the SCO meeting also came against the backdrop of the dragging India-China military standoff in Ladkah sector of the Line of Actual Control. (Photo: MEA)

'Under review…': Election Commission on AAP's 'national party' status

Updated on Mar 29, 2023 01:14 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party became eligible for 'national party' status after it won nearly 13 per cent of the votes in the Gujarat election.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (ANI Photo)
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