Breaking highlights: NSA Doval emphasises on intensified cooperation to tackle Daesh, LeT, JeM

Updated on Feb 08, 2023 11:57 PM IST

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  • Feb 08, 2023 10:16 PM IST

    In multilateral meeting on Afghanistan, NSA Doval emphasises on intensified cooperation to tackle terror groups

    India’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval emphasised the need for intensified intelligence and security cooperation to tackle Daesh, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) while participating in a multilateral meeting on Afghanistan in Moscow on Wednesday, people familiar with the matter said.

    The fifth multilateral meeting of senior security officials of regional countries focused on various issues related to Afghanistan, including the security situation and humanitarian challenges. Doval made it clear India “will never abandon the Afghan people in their time of need”, the people said.

  • Feb 08, 2023 09:15 PM IST

    Ramcharitmanas row: Swami Prasad Maurya writes to President, PM seeking ban on 'objectionable' verses

    Samajwadi Party national general secretary Swami Prasad Maurya has sent a letter to President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding an amendment to or a ban on some alleged objectionable verses of the Hindu epic Ramcharitmanas.

    In a five-page letter to the President and the Prime Minister, Maurya said he requests a ban on some of the objectionable parts of some couplets of the Ramcharitmanas in which "women, tribals, Dalits and backward people have been humiliated on a daily basis at the social and religious level." The verses should be banned or amended to give respect to "the victim class," he said.

  • Feb 08, 2023 07:19 PM IST

    BJP MLAs in WB stage walkout from House, raise slogan against Mamata govt

    BJP MLAs today walked out of the State Assembly session and raised slogans outside the House against the Mamata government and the Governor alleging rising incidents of terror, also claiming Governor's silence on these incidents as well as alleged attacks on BJP workers. (ANI)

  • Feb 08, 2023 06:52 PM IST

    Government says celebrate 'Cow Hug Day' on Feb 14

    The Animal Welfare Board of India has issued a notice appealing cow lovers to celebrate February 14 – a day celebrated across the world as Valentine's Day – as 'Cow Hug Day'. The government advisory body said that hugging a cow will bring “emotional richness” and will increase “individual and collective happiness”. Read more

  • Feb 08, 2023 06:31 PM IST

    Three kids burnt alive as hut catches fire in Rajasthan's Barmer

    Three kids were alive as the hut in which they were playing caught fire. Incident has been reported from Nagana police station area in Barmer. At the time of incident nobody in the family available there, police said.

    Narpatdan Charan, station house officer at Nagana police station area said that on Wednesday noon three kids were playing in a bit located around five meters from their house in Bandra village. In the meantime the hut caught fire and instead of moving in right direction to get out from the hut, trio went in wrong direction and burnt alive.

  • Feb 08, 2023 05:31 PM IST

    Fire breaks out in a factory in Maharashtra's Raigad district

    Fire breaks out in a factory in Mahad, Raigad district; no casualties reported so far. (ANI) 

  • Feb 08, 2023 03:45 PM IST

    Morbi bridge collapse: Oreva Group's promoter sent to jail as police didn't seek further remand 

    Accused Oreva Group promoter Jaysukh Patel sent to jail. He was produced before Morbi Sessions court today at the end of his 7-day Police remand and was sent to jail after the Police didn't seek any further remand. (ANI)

  • Feb 08, 2023 02:35 PM IST

    Delhi Excise Policy case: ED arrests Punjab-based businessman

    Enforcement Directorate has arrested Punjab-based businessman Gautam Malhotra in connection with its ongoing probe into Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22 money laundering case. He was being produced in Delhi's Rouse Avenue court. (ANI)

  • Feb 08, 2023 02:12 PM IST

    Uproar in Parliament over Kharge's 'mouni baba', Adani remark; 'Doesn't suit you'

    Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi why he is silent on those who are spreading hatred in the country. As Kharge used the word 'mouni baba' in the Rajya Sabha, chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar said, "You are a very senior member, sir. This does not suit you. Don't use these juicy expressions." Ruckus erupted in the Upper House following Mallikarjun Kharge's comment. Read more

  • Feb 08, 2023 11:11 AM IST

    Bihar: I-T sleuths raid office of JD(U) MLC, his close aide in Patna for 2nd day

    The raids of the Income Tax department are currently underway at the office of Janata Dal (United) MLC Radhacharan Sah and his close aide in the Boring Road area in Bihar's Patna for the second consecutive day on Wednesday. (ANI)

  • Feb 08, 2023 09:22 AM IST

    Maharashtra: Stones pelted at Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray's convoy

    A stone fell inside venue, some stones were pelted at convoy while we were leaving the venue. Crowd was raising slogans in support of local MLA, Ramesh Bornare. It was an attempt by anti-social elements in mob to create a rift between 2 groups: LoP in Legislative Council Ambadas Danve.

  • Feb 08, 2023 07:25 AM IST

    New Zealand recovers $300 million of cocaine floating at sea

    New Zealand authorities said on Wednesday they had recovered 3.2 tonnes of cocaine worth more than $300 million, believed to be bound for Australia and found floating at sea.

    New Zealand Police said it a statement it had collected the drugs from the Pacific Ocean in a joint operation with the New Zealand Customs Service and the New Zealand Defence Force.

    A police photo showed the haul, apparently before recovery, in a net supported on the ocean surface by floats. (Reuters) 

  • Feb 08, 2023 05:27 AM IST

    Adani Ports to repay $605 million debt in bid to calm investors

    Gautam Adani’s ports unit will repay a debt of around 50 billion rupees ($604.6 million), as the beleaguered Indian tycoon seeks to improve a leverage metric at his firms following a short seller attack that has put his empire’s financial health and corporate governance under scrutiny, reported Bloomberg.


Indian economy is in a low-risk low-reward position if there is a global slowdown

Published on Mar 22, 2023 02:19 PM IST

The world economy has been living from one scare to another in the past few years

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PM Modi inaugurates ITU Area Office: ‘India’s internet users…'

Updated on Mar 22, 2023 01:35 PM IST

PM Modi: PM Modi said that internet users in India have increased from 25 crore in 2014 to 85 crore, adding that rural India has more users than urban areas.

PM Modi inaugurated the new International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Area Office and Innovation Centre.

In India’s tit-for-tat move, barricades for security outside UK mission removed

Updated on Mar 22, 2023 01:52 PM IST

Barricades placed outside the UK mission at Shantipath in Chanakyapuri and British high commissioner Alex Ellis’ residence at Rajaji Marg were removed by Wednesday afternoon

There were, however, no reports of any reduction in security personnel posted at the mission. (ANI image)

Afternoon brief: No decision on national level NRC, Centre informs parliament

Published on Mar 22, 2023 01:04 PM IST

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

Centre informed that there is no decision to have a National Register of Indian citizens (NRC) at national level.(Photo by Biju BORO / AFP)

Bike on which Amritpal Singh fled found; Cong 'dumbstruck' at police ‘failure’

Published on Mar 22, 2023 12:58 PM IST

Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh Warring said from the police's account of how Amritpal Singh fled, it seems that Amritpal Singh had planned his escape in advance.

Police on Tuesday said Amritpal Singh fled switching vehicles. Did he keep motorbikes ready, the Congress asked. (REUTERS)

Watch: Doctors deliver baby amid strong tremors in Kashmir's Anantnag

Published on Mar 22, 2023 12:53 PM IST

Earthquake: In India, the tremors were felt across Delhi-NCR region, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.

The Chief Medical Officer of Anantnag took to Twitter to share the incident.(Twitter/ @cmo_anantnag)

Decline of 1.95% in total number of teachers last year: Govt informs Parliament

Published on Mar 22, 2023 12:42 PM IST

Government schools across the country saw a decrease of around 48 lakh teachers, while private schools saw a decrease of almost 35 lakh teachers last year alone, the education ministry said

The Centre, however, said that education was a state subject. (ANI file image)
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Earthquake live updates: India, Afghanistan, Pakistan hit by late night temblor

Updated on Mar 22, 2023 02:24 PM IST

Earthquake live updates: Strong earthquake tremors were felt in northern India including the Delhi-NCR region, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh at around 10.20 pm on Tuesday. Follow to get the latest updates on Earthquake.

Hotel guests gather outside their hotel after an earthquake in Amritsar on March 21, 2023. (AFP)

Deadline to link voter ID with Aadhaar card extended. Details here

Updated on Mar 22, 2023 11:32 AM IST

Voter ID-Aadhaar card Linking: Linking of Aadhaar with voter IDs was authorised following the passing of Election Laws (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha in December 2021.

Voter ID-Aadhaar card Linking: Linking of Aadhaar with voter IDs was authorised in 2021.(Representational)

'People of Bihar are making incomparable contribution,' PM wish on state day

Published on Mar 22, 2023 10:53 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the contribution of people of Bihar towards development on India in his Bihar day wish. Read here, why do we celebrate Bihar Diwas on March 22.

Bihar Legislative Assembly building illuminated with colourful lights on the eve of Bihar Diwas, in Patna, Tuesday.(PTI)

Delhi Budget to be presented at 11am after much drama

Published on Mar 22, 2023 10:34 AM IST

It emerged that the President had not approved the Budget late on Monday, and delayed its presentation scheduled for Tuesday

Delhi finance minister Kailash Gahlot. (ANI)

Worrying? Tuesday's earthquake was 6th temblor to jolt India in March

Published on Mar 22, 2023 10:25 AM IST

Earthquake In India: The epicentre of the earthquake was in the Hindu Kush mountains, in Badakhshan, the US Geological Survey said.

Earthquake In India: People gather outside their homes after tremors were felt due to an earthquake, in Noida,(PTI)

India records 1,134 new Covid cases, active tally crosses 7,000 mark

Published on Mar 22, 2023 10:13 AM IST

India Covid cases: The Covid case tally was recorded at 4.46 crore (4,46,98,118).

The rise in Covid cases was attributed to the sudden change in season and people not taking the booster vaccine shot. (For representation)

PM Modi greets people on start of traditional new year

Published on Mar 22, 2023 09:17 AM IST

In a series of tweets, PM Modi greeted the nation on the various occasions falling on Tuesday.

Officials from India Meteorological Department and Ministry of Earth Sciences briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi both on the forecast for the next three months and the likelihood of a normal monsoon. (PTI)
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