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  • Jan 24, 2023 10:32 PM IST

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh tweets about Lucknow builidng collapse

  • Jan 24, 2023 09:29 PM IST

    JNU administration cuts off electricity supply to stop BBC documentary screening in campus, claim students

    Students at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) claim that the administration has cut off electricity supply in order to prevent the screening of the BBC documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ on campus. The documentary link has been circulated among students. They are now watching the documentary on their mobile phones outside the JNUSU office. Read more

  • Jan 24, 2023 09:20 PM IST

    Lucknow building collapse: ‘9 rescued so far,’ says Dy CM Pathak

    Deputy chief minister Brajesh Pathak said, "Nine rescued so far, operations on at full steam to rescue all others safely. Heavy earthmovers, expert rescuers, SDRF, NDRF teams are working." 

    "Army has been called. Their teams are reaching soon", said Lucknow district magistrate SP Gangwar.

     

  • Jan 24, 2023 08:56 PM IST

    Lucknow building collapse: ‘30 to 35 people still trapped inside,’ says UP's DGP

    Uttar Pradesh DGP told media that five people have been rescued from the debris of building collapse in Lucknow, ANI reported. “8 families were inside when building collapsed. As per our estimate, 30-35 people should be (trapped). CM is monitoring the situation,” DGP further said.

  • Jan 24, 2023 08:48 PM IST

    SP spokesperson's family members trapped inside debris of Lucknow building collapse

    Samajwadi Party spokesperson Abbas Haider's family members are trapped in the debris of building which collapsed in Lucknow's Wazir Hassan area. His mother and wife are trapped while the 7-year-old child has been rescued, said SP spokesperson Abdul Hafiz Gandhi said. Abbas Haider had gone out for Namaz when the incident happened.

  • Jan 24, 2023 08:38 PM IST

    PM Modi tweets welcoming Egyptian President, chief guest for Republic Day parade

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took to Twitter to welcome Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi who will be the chief guest for this year's Republic Day parade.

  • Jan 24, 2023 08:21 PM IST

    3 dead bodies suspected to be found in Lucknow building collapse: UP Dy CM Brajesh Pathak

    Deputy chief minister Brajesh Pathak reached the site of a multi-storey building which collapsed in Lucknow's Wazir Hassan area and said the efforts are underway to ensure that all people trapped under the debris are rescued. “Building collapsed suddenly. 3 dead bodies have been found and sent to the hospital. NDRF, fire brigade personnel present at the spot, rescue operation underway”, the deputy CM said.

  • Jan 24, 2023 07:56 PM IST

    Seven-storey building collapses in Lucknow, several feared trapped

    A multi storey building has collapsed in Lucknow's Wazirganj area, heart of the city on Tuesday evening. Several people feared trapped inside. District administration has rushed JCB machine for rescue operation.

  • Jan 24, 2023 07:37 PM IST

    RRR's 'Naatu Naatu' nominated for Oscars 2023 in Original Song category

    RRR movie's 'Naatu Naatu' song that recently created history bywinning Golden Globes award has been now officially nominated for Oscars 2023 in Original Song category.

  • Jan 24, 2023 07:05 PM IST

    Bombay HC directs Mumbai Police to avoid action against actor Rakhi Sawant, until Feb 1

    Bombay High Court on Monday directed Mumbai Police to not take any action against actor Rakhi Sawant, until February 1, ANI reported. Sawant is accused of spreading objectionable videos and photos of a female model on the internet. After the model filed a complaint, the actor was charged.

  • Jan 24, 2023 06:38 PM IST

    US President Biden urges assault weapons ban after California shootings, reports AFP

    US President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged a ban on assault weapons after California shootings, news agency AFP reported.

  • Jan 24, 2023 05:59 PM IST

    Air India says DGCA's suspension of pilot 'excessive', will aid him in appeal in urination case

    Air India on Tuesday has termed the suspension of licence of pilot-in-command by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation as ‘excessive’ and said it would assist him with an appeal against the action referring to the urination case. The airline stated that it had closed its internal investigations into the actions of its staff during the incident involving passenger Shankar Mishra, who allegedly urinated on his co-passenger on board flight from New York to Delhi on November 26. Read more

  • Jan 24, 2023 05:52 PM IST

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El, chief guest for Republic Day parade arrives in Delhi

    Aircraft Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El –Sisi on Tuesday arrived in Delhi. Abdel Fattah El –Sisi will be the chief gues for this year's Republic Day parade and during his visit, he will meet President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and EAM Dr S Jaishankar during his visit.

  • Jan 24, 2023 05:25 PM IST

    Ahead of Budget session, Centre calls all-party meeting on January 30 

    Narendra Modi government has called an all-party meeting on January 30 ahead of the Budget Session of Parliament, reports ANI.

  • Jan 24, 2023 04:45 PM IST

    3 out of 5 in Oversight Committee were suggested by protesting wrestlers: Sports ministry

    The sports ministry stated on Tuesday that three of the five names on the Oversight Committee were suggested by the protesting wrestlers, who are now claiming that they were not kept in the loop, ANI reported.

  • Jan 24, 2023 03:50 PM IST

    Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh calls on PM Modi

    Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

  • Jan 24, 2023 03:21 PM IST

    DGCA imposes 10 lakh fine on Air India over delay in reporting incident on Paris-Delhi flight

    Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs. 10 Lakh on Air India over delaying in referring the incident of Paris-Delhi flight to its Internal Committee.

  • Jan 24, 2023 02:51 PM IST

    5.8 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal

    An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 on the Richter Scale hit Nepal at 2:28 pm on Tuesday, ANI reported citing National Center for Seismology (NCS). Tremors were also felt across parts of Delhi NCR and north India.

  • Jan 24, 2023 02:41 PM IST

    Earthquake tremors felt across Delhi-NCR

    Earthquake tremors were felt across Delhi-NCR region. The tremors lasted for more than 30 seconds. Read more

  • Jan 24, 2023 01:59 PM IST

    Himachal CM Sukhu meets PM Modi

    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.

  • Jan 24, 2023 01:32 PM IST

    'We trust our armed forces': Rahul Gandhi on row over Digvijaya Singh's surgical strikes comment

    Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday disassociated himself and the Congress from Digvijaya Singh's controversial statement on the Indian armed forces' surgical strikes against terrorists, calling them 'Digvijaya's personal views'. Read more

  • Jan 24, 2023 01:02 PM IST

    Finland must consider joining NATO without Sweden: Finnish FM

    Finland may reconsider whether to move jointly with Sweden toward NATO membership after fresh objections to Sweden from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to Finnish foreign minister Pekka Haavisto, reported AFP. Read more

  • Jan 24, 2023 12:49 PM IST

    Thunderstorm forecast for Uttar Pradesh, Haryana 

    The regional meteorological centre, Delhi, has predicted thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain in adjoining areas of Rampur, Etah, Ganjdundwara in Uttar Pradesh and light intensity/intermittent rain in and around Hissar, Barwala in Haryana during the next two hours.

  • Jan 24, 2023 12:29 PM IST

    Nepal plane crash: Bodies of 4 Uttar Pradesh natives reach Ghazipur

    The bodies of four Indians, who died in a Nepal plane crash on January 15, have reached Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh.

  • Jan 24, 2023 12:05 PM IST

    Rajnath Singh chairs apex committee meeting of Aero India

    Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chairs the apex committee meeting of Aero India at Kalaburagi airport via video-conferencing, which was also attended by Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai. 

  • Jan 24, 2023 11:23 AM IST

    France repatriates women, children from Jihadist camps in Syria

    The French foreign ministry said that it had repatriated 15 women and 32 children from Jihadist camps in Syria, reported AFP.

  • Jan 24, 2023 10:59 AM IST

    Security checks for Republic Day

    Ahead of Republic Day, security checks were conducted in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Jan 24, 2023 10:58 AM IST

    Vast iceberg breaks off near UK Antarctic base

    A huge iceberg measuring 1,550 square kilometres has broken off the Antarctic ice shelf near a research station, the British Antarctic Survey announced.

  • Jan 24, 2023 10:38 AM IST

    Ashwini Vaishnaw, Dharmendra Pradhan test ‘BharOS’

    Union Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw, and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan test the made in India mobile operating system - ‘BharOS’ - developed by IIT Madras.

  • Jan 24, 2023 10:19 AM IST

    3 dead, 1 injured in Shimla accident

    An accident near Bhong, Shoghi-Mehli Bypass road in Shimla at around 9 pm on Monday left three people dead and one injured. The injured person has been referred to IGMC Shimla for treatment, reported ANI.

  • Jan 24, 2023 09:56 AM IST

    ‘Some people in India consider BBC above the SC’: Kiren Rijiju

    "Some people in India still haven't gotten over the colonial intoxication. They consider BBC above the Supreme Court of India and lower the country's dignity and image to any extent to please their moral masters," tweets Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on documentary critical of PM Modi.

  • Jan 24, 2023 09:52 AM IST

    Power returns to cities in Pakistan day after massive outage: AFP

    Power returns to most cities across Pakistan, a day after a nationwide breakdown left the country of 220 million people without electricity, reports AFP.

  • Jan 24, 2023 09:29 AM IST

    CDS Gen Anil Chauhan pays homage to Netaji

    Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Anil Chauhan visited Andaman & Nicobar islands and paid homage to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 126th birth anniversary.

  • Jan 24, 2023 09:11 AM IST

    Flyer, accused of misbehaving with cabin crew on SpiceJet flight, held

    Passenger, accused of misbehaving with female cabin crew member on SpiceJet Delhi-Hyderabad flight, arrested, officials said. Read more

  • Jan 24, 2023 08:51 AM IST

    Foreign currency worth $90k, 2.5kg gold seized at Mumbai airport

    Mumbai airport customs officials have arrested two foreign nationals in separate cases and seized foreign currency worth $90,000 concealed in books and over 2.5 kg of gold in paste form, respectively. 

  • Jan 24, 2023 08:11 AM IST

    Dera Sacha Sauda chief spotted cutting cake with sword

    Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who is on his 40-day parole, was spotted on Monday cutting a cake in Haryana with a sword.

  • Jan 24, 2023 07:06 AM IST

    Suspect of Half Moon Bay shooting in custody

    The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said the suspect of the incident reported near Highway 92 is in custody and there is no ongoing threat to the community at this time.

  • Jan 24, 2023 06:33 AM IST

    Another shooting incident reported in California, multiple victims in Half Moon Bay

    Law enforcement officials are currently responding to another shooting incident in California with multiple victims in the city of Half Moon Bay, according to US media. Read more

  • Jan 24, 2023 06:25 AM IST

    US carmaker Ford plans to cut up to 3,200 jobs across Europe

    US carmaker Ford plans to cut up to 3,200 jobs across Europe and move some product development work to the United States, Reuters reported.

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Shanti Bhushan: Indefatigable fighter for justice who took on the establishment

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:46 AM IST

If the imposition of Emergency in 1973 tested the democratic institutions of the country, especially the judiciary, veteran lawyer Shanti Bhushan was undoubtedly a major force that compelled the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, to resort to the extreme step following the erosion of her hold on power due to Bhushan’s razor-sharp arguments

Shanti Bhushan passed away on Tuesday. (PTI)
Shanti Bhushan passed away on Tuesday. (PTI)
By, New Delhi

After over 140 years, heritage track of Holkars bids adieu

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:44 AM IST

The vintage metre gauge railway track between Mhow and Omkareshwar will no longer have trains plying on it, an official said on Tuesday. It will be replaced with a broad gauge line built at a cost of ₹2,400 crore.

The 145-year-old track was built by the British after the reigning Holkar king provided <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 crore loan. (Ratlam Railway Division)
The 145-year-old track was built by the British after the reigning Holkar king provided 1 crore loan. (Ratlam Railway Division)
By, Bhopal

‘Be secular’: Supreme Court on plea seeking ban on parties using religious symbols

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:42 AM IST

Any ban on political parties using religious symbolism should not give an impression that only one particular community was being targeted, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday after it directed a petition that wants two political parties, the IUML and the AIMIM, to be more secular.

The Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed by Syed Waseem Rizvi, former chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf, who converted to Hindu religion in 2021, and has since been accused in multiple cases of hate speech against Muslims. (ANI)
The Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed by Syed Waseem Rizvi, former chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf, who converted to Hindu religion in 2021, and has since been accused in multiple cases of hate speech against Muslims. (ANI)
ByAbraham Thomas

14 killed as fire engulfs Dhanbad building

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:39 AM IST

At least 14 people, including three children, were killed in a massive fire in a high-rise residential building in Jharhand’s Dhanbad district on Tuesday, chief secretary Sukhdev Singh said.

Firefighters try to douse the fire at Aashirwad Towers in Dhanbad. (PTI)
Firefighters try to douse the fire at Aashirwad Towers in Dhanbad. (PTI)
By, Ranchi

Man arrested for urinating on woman co-passenger on board Air India flight granted bail

Updated on Feb 01, 2023 12:39 AM IST

The Patiala House court in Delhi, while granting bail to Shankar Mishra, noted that the investigation against the accused has concluded and he was no longer required in custody

Shankar Mishra is accused of urinating on a woman co-passenger on board an Air India New York-Delhi flight. (ANI)
Shankar Mishra is accused of urinating on a woman co-passenger on board an Air India New York-Delhi flight. (ANI)

Asaram Bapu sentenced to life in 2013 rape case

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:36 AM IST

A sessions court in Gandhinagar on Tuesday sentenced self-styled godman Asaram Bapu to life imprisonment in a 2013 rape case filed by a woman disciple.

Asaram Bapu is serving varying jail terms in various cases. (ANI)
Asaram Bapu is serving varying jail terms in various cases. (ANI)
By, Ahmedabad

Janardhan Reddy’s wife to contest against his brother in Ballari seat

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:36 AM IST

Reddy, accused in a multi-crore illegal mining case, has been out on bail since 2015, and several conditions were imposed by the apex court in its order, including prohibiting him from visiting Ballari and Anantapur and Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh

Janardhana Reddy announced that he will contest the 2023 assembly polls from Gangavathi in Koppal district, outside his turf in Ballari. (HT Archives)
Janardhana Reddy announced that he will contest the 2023 assembly polls from Gangavathi in Koppal district, outside his turf in Ballari. (HT Archives)

Fake CBSE affiliation: Parents continue to protest against B’luru school

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:35 AM IST

Parents continued to protest against Third branch of the Orchids The International School in Bengaluru’s Mahalakshmi Layout for falsely claiming affiliation with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

HT Image
HT Image
By, Bengaluru

Respond in two weeks on pillar collapse: HC tells govt, Metro Rail

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:34 AM IST

The accident occurred on January 10 near HBR Layout in the city when the reinforcement cage of pier number 218 of the KR Puram-Airport metro line collapsed on a motorcycle, killing two people. The BMRCL, facing flak over the incident, roped in IISc to investigate the reason behind the accident.

The high court on January 13 had taken suo motu cognisance of two incidents — death of a woman and her two-year-old son in the pillar collapse and the formation of a sinkhole due to ongoing work of the Namma Metro project. (HT Archives)
The high court on January 13 had taken suo motu cognisance of two incidents — death of a woman and her two-year-old son in the pillar collapse and the formation of a sinkhole due to ongoing work of the Namma Metro project. (HT Archives)

PM-CARES fund charitable, RTI Act not applicable: Trust to HC

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:31 AM IST

The PM Cares Trust is a public charitable trust and has not been created by or under the Constitution or by any law made by Parliament or a state legislature, the trust has told the Delhi high court.

The PM Cares Trust is a public charitable trust and has not been created by or under the Constitution or by any law made by Parliament or a state legislature, the trust has told the Delhi high court. (Mint)
The PM Cares Trust is a public charitable trust and has not been created by or under the Constitution or by any law made by Parliament or a state legislature, the trust has told the Delhi high court. (Mint)
By, New Delhi

Which breakfast is better? Kannada or Tamil one?

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:31 AM IST

I may be wading into the Kaveri here, but a question arose recently in a mixed group about whether the Karnataka or the Tamil Nadu interpretation of the classic idli-dosa breakfast was better.

Shobha Narayan (HT Archive)
Shobha Narayan (HT Archive)
ByShobha Narayan

Lawyers’ strike delays journalist Siddique Kappan’s release

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:24 AM IST

Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan, who was scheduled to be released on Tuesday after two years in jail in a money laundering case, may have to wait longer after a lawyers’ strike at Lucknow district court delayed submission of his required documents.

Siddique Kappan was granted bail by the Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court in December last year in the case registered by the Enforcement Directorate.
Siddique Kappan was granted bail by the Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court in December last year in the case registered by the Enforcement Directorate.
By, Lucknow

Home guard arrested for extorting couple in B’luru

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:24 AM IST

When they questioned him about it and what they had done wrong, he told them he was a policeman and questioned them about what they were doing in the park and who gave them permission to enter. He also threatened them with filing a case and asked them to come to the police station

Police said the arrest was made after a woman went on Twitter alleging extortion by a uniformed person. (HT Archives)
Police said the arrest was made after a woman went on Twitter alleging extortion by a uniformed person. (HT Archives)

2 boys drown in swimming B’luru pool, say police

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:24 AM IST

The incident came to light when Moin returned and found their bodies floating in the six-foot-deep pool. The Konanakunte police rushed to the spot and after nearly four hours, ascertained the identities of the boys as they had not carried any ID proof

. The two boys drowned since they did not know swimming, police said. (HT Archives)
. The two boys drowned since they did not know swimming, police said. (HT Archives)

Girl injured as hair gets stuck in wheel, 3 booked in Mandya: Cops

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:22 AM IST

All the family members went for a giant wheel ride beside the temple ground. While on the ride, the girl’s hair got stuck in the connecting rod of the giant wheel which had a technical fault, the police said. Her hair was pulled out along with the skin of her head and she was seriously injured, police added

Police said the temple officer allowed the giant wheel to run on the temple premises without licence or permission (HT Archives)
Police said the temple officer allowed the giant wheel to run on the temple premises without licence or permission (HT Archives)
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