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.


On BJP's conspiracy claim, TMC echoes Congress: 'allowed ex-rail minister to…'

Published on Jun 06, 2023 12:09 PM IST

Bengal BJP leader and former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi claimed that the train accident in Odisha's Balasore was a result of a “meticulous conspiracy”.

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh and TMC spokesperson Saket Gokhale.

1 BSF jawan killed, 2 Assam Rifles soldiers injured in firing by militants

Published on Jun 06, 2023 11:58 AM IST

The state has been convulsed by ethnic violence since May 3, with the bulk of the clashes between the Meitei community and the Kukis.

Army, Assam Rifles, CAPF & police personnel during their 'Extensive Area Domination Operations' to restore peace in violence-hit areas of Manipur. (PTI File Photo)

WATCH | Navy's 'made-in-India' torpedo tracks, destroys underwater target

Published on Jun 06, 2023 11:09 AM IST

The Indian Navy on Wednesday achieved another unique feat after an MH-60 ‘Romeo’ multi-mission helicopter landed on INS Vikrant.

Successful engagement of an underwater target by an indigenously developed Heavy Weight Torpedo.(Twitter/SpokespersonNavy)

MV Empress, India's first international cruise, sets sail for Sri Lanka

Published on Jun 06, 2023 10:58 AM IST

The MV Empress will visit three ports in Sri Lanka before returning to Chennai: Hanbantota, Trincomalee, and Kankesanturei.

The MV Empress is India’s only International cruise.(Cordelia Cruises)

Odisha train tragedy: On CBI probe, Cong recalls ‘chronology’ of Kanpur crash

Published on Jun 06, 2023 10:55 AM IST

The central government had asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe the 2016 Kanpur train accident.

NDRF personnel during a rescue operation after three trains collided with each other resulting in a major accident at Bahanaga railway station of Balasore district in Odisha on Saturday. (Photo by Arabinda Mahapatra)

Anti-drugs agency's 'biggest ever' LSD seizure, 'dark net' ring caught: Report

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 10:44 AM IST

Last month the NCB and Navy seized ₹25,000 crore worth of methamphetamine that was from Pakistan and routed via Iran.

LSD or lysergic acid diethylamide is a synthetic chemical based-drug and is categorised as a hallucinogen. (HT File Photo)

BBC must file revised IT returns for underreporting 40 cr income: CBDT official

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:08 PM IST

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has landed in a soup over alleged tax evasion and violations of foreign exchange rules in India.

The New Delhi office of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was "surveyed" by the IT department earlier this year.(Reuters)

Odisha train crash: Father's unwavering hope helps find son alive in morgue

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:21 PM IST

Biswajit, despite being in pain, managed to answer the call with a feeble voice, conveying that he was still alive but suffering greatly.

The family drove Biswajit to SSKM Hospital in Kolkata for further treatment.(REUTERS)

Odisha train accident: Railways puts death toll at 278

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 09:42 AM IST

Khurda Road Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Rinkesh Ray said on Monday that apart from 278 deaths, 1,100 people were injured in the June 2 accident.

The toll was earlier put at 288, which the state government revised to 275 on Sunday, claiming some bodies were counted twice.
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President Droupadi Murmu conferred highest civilian award by Suriname

Published on Jun 06, 2023 09:40 AM IST

Murmu received the award from the President of the Republic of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi.

President Droupadi Murmu being presented special covers of stamps to mark 150 years of arrival of Indians in Suriname by President of Suriname Chan Santokhi, in Suriname, Monday.(PTI)

Modi’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ mission depends on success of his US, France visits

Published on Jun 06, 2023 09:21 AM IST

India will cement ties with US and France during PM Modi’s upcoming visits to Washington and Paris.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Centre), French President Emmanuel Macron (Left), and US President Joe Biden (Right).

Monsoon arrival in Kerala likely to be delayed further

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 09:30 AM IST

Monsoon normally arrives in Kerala around June 1 before advancing northwards and covering the entire country by July 15

A delayed onset has little impact on monsoon rains. (PTI)
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Morning brief: Railways spent much less on track maintenance than CAG estimated

Published on Jun 06, 2023 08:58 AM IST

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

Workers walk on a rail track as a train arrives at Bahanaga Bazar railway station.(REUTERS)

TMC behind Odisha train crash, tapped officials' phones: BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari

Published on Jun 06, 2023 08:55 AM IST

“How did the conversation between two railway officials reach the TMC should also be probed,” Suvendu Adhikari asked.

More than 270 people were killed in the Odisha train accident. (AFP)
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