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  • Jun 02, 2023 08:59 PM IST

    Another passenger train derails at accident site of Coromandel Express

    Another passenger train derailed at the same site of of Coromandel Express. Train number and name: 12864 SMVT-Howrah Express. 

  • Jun 02, 2023 07:59 PM IST

    Modi to address Joint Meeting of US Congress

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a Joint Meeting of the United States Congress on June 22 during his state visit to the US.

  • Jun 02, 2023 07:13 PM IST

    Facilitate continued presence of Indian journalists: India tells China

    India on Friday urged China to facilitate the continued presence of Indian journalists working in the country against the backdrop of a sharp downturn in bilateral ties that has had implications for the posting of foreign correspondents.

    The Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday the number of Chinese journalists in India was “about to drop to zero”, and that certain measures had been taken against Indian journalists because their Chinese counterparts “suffered unfair and discriminatory treatment in India”.

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  • Jun 02, 2023 06:15 PM IST

    ‘Vande Bharat will cover all states by June’: Railways Minister

    Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Friday, “Vande Bharat trains will start covering all the states by June. We have a target to connect 200 cities with Vande Bharat by the middle of next year. Production work is going at a fast pace for the implementation of the project.”

  • Jun 02, 2023 05:55 PM IST

    ‘Rally cancelled due to safety reasons’: Brij Bhushan on Ayodhya rally

    "The rally was cancelled due to safety reasons": BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on a rally that was called in his support in Ayodhya

  • Jun 02, 2023 05:22 PM IST

    Rakesh Tikait's 'big message' on wrestlers' protest: ‘Arrest Brij Bhushan else…’

    Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Friday said the government should be given seven to 10 days to take action against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The farmers' leader made the announcement after a “khap mahapanchayat” was held in Haryana's Kurukshetra to deliberate on the next steps to be taken in the agitation pertaining to the wrestlers' issue.

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  • Jun 02, 2023 04:48 PM IST

    CM Siddaramaiah announces roll-out of five poll guarantees in Karnataka

    Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Friday announced the roll-out of five guarantees promised by the Congress party before the assembly elections. The chief minister said the cabinet discussed all guarantees thoroughly and decided to implement them in the present financial year “without any discrimination of caste or religion.”

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  • Jun 02, 2023 03:41 PM IST

    1983 Cricket World Cup winning team issues statement on wrestlers' protest

    "We are distressed and disturbed at the unseemly visuals of our champion wrestlers being manhandled. We are also most concerned that they are thinking of dumping their hard-earned medals into river Ganga. Those medals have involved years of effort, sacrifice, determination and grit and are not only their own but the nation's pride and joy. We urge them not to take any hasty decision in this matter and also fervently hope that their grievances are heard and resolved quickly. Let the law of the land prevail," 1983 Cricket World Cup winning team said in a statement on wrestlers' protest

  • Jun 02, 2023 02:49 PM IST

    Scuffle breaks out between Khap panchayat members during meeting on wresters' protest

    Scuffle broke out between members of Khap panchayat during a meeting in support of wrestlers' protest in Haryana's Kurukshetra.

  • Jun 02, 2023 01:54 PM IST

    HC refuses relief to gangster Chhota Rajan over plea seeking stay on release of web series

    The Bombay High Court on Friday refused to grant any urgent relief to jailed gangster Rajendra Nikalje, alias Chhota Rajan, who had filed a plea against web series “Scoop”, noting that the series was already released on Netflix, reports PTI.

  • Jun 02, 2023 01:46 PM IST

    Delhi HC reserves order on Manish Sisodia's bail plea in excise policy case

    Delhi High Court reserves order on Manish Sisodia's bail plea in excise policy case.

  • Jun 02, 2023 01:30 PM IST

    Telangana's per capita income grew to 3.17 lakh in 9 years from 1.24 lakh: KCR

    Telangana's per capita income grew to 3.17 lakh in 9 years from 1.24 lakh: CM K Chandrasekhar Rao at State Formation Day celebrations.

  • Jun 02, 2023 01:29 PM IST

    Amazon Web Services India head resigns

    The head of Inc's cloud division, Amazon Web Services, in India and South Asia, Puneet Chandok, has resigned, a company spokesperson told Reuters on Friday.

  • Jun 02, 2023 01:10 PM IST

    1984 Anti Sikh riots: Special MP-MLA court to consider supplementary charge sheet against Jagdish Tytler

    A special MP-MLA court is to consider the supplementary charge sheet filed against Congress Leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots, ANI reported.

    The CBI filed the charge sheet on May 20 in Rouse Avenue Court. This case is connected with the killing of three persons in the Pul Bangash area on November 1, 1984.

    Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Mahima Rai Singh took on record the supplementary charge and sanction for prosecution.

  • Jun 02, 2023 01:01 PM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal meets Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren

  • Jun 02, 2023 12:46 PM IST

    Maharashtra: Case registered against five for producing fake certificates to get police jobs

    A case has been registered against five persons in Maharashtra’s Thane district for allegedly producing forged documents in their bid to get jobs in the police department, an official said on Friday. No arrests have been made yet, he said, reports PTI.

  • Jun 02, 2023 12:29 PM IST

    MP CM Chouhan receives Nepal PM 'Prachanda', as he arrives in Indore

    Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan receives Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', as he arrives in Indore.

  • Jun 02, 2023 12:02 PM IST

    US reopens embassy in Seychelles after 27-year absence

    The United States has reopened its embassy in the Seychelles after a 27-year absence during which China and other U.S. rivals made significant inroads in the Indian Ocean islands, AP reported.

    The US State Department announced the move late Thursday, after having unveiled plans to open a diplomatic mission in northern Norway, which will be its only only such facility above the Arctic Circle.

  • Jun 02, 2023 12:01 PM IST

    Ahead of Cabinet meeting, CM Siddaramaiah meets with senior officials on roll out of 5 guarantees

    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday held a meeting of senior officers of the State government to take a decision on implementing the five guarantees promised by the ruling Congress ahead of the Assembly elections, reports ANI.

    The Chief Minister held a meeting with the senior officers before the state Cabinet meeting. The cabinet is expected to take a decision on the five promises made by the State government

  • Jun 02, 2023 11:48 AM IST

    Cop injured in knife attack in Delhi's Moti Nagar

    An assistant sub-inspector of the Delhi Police was allegedly attacked with a knife by a man here late Thursday, officials said, PTI reported.

    Deputy Commissioner of Police (west) Vichitra Veer said the attacker has been identified and efforts are on to nab him.

  • Jun 02, 2023 11:24 AM IST

    7 people arrested over moral policing charges in Mangaluru

    Seven persons have been arrested in connection with the assault of three youths from Kerala who were in the company of girls of a different faith at Someshwar beach here, Karnataka police said, reports PTI.

    Three paramedical students from the neighbouring state were injured in the attack by the gang on Thursday evening. They were visiting the beach with three girls who were also their college mates, police added.

  • Jun 02, 2023 10:50 AM IST

    Current UNSC structure does not reflect rise of new powers, needs urgent reforms: UN envoys

    The UN Security Council in its current structure is “perverse and immoral”, a perpetuation of the colonisation project and does not reflect the rise of new powers and shifting geopolitical landscape, envoys and policy experts said here, asserting that the time for reform is now and status quo is untenable.

  • Jun 02, 2023 10:29 AM IST

    Palestinian toddler critically wounded in West Bank, Israeli military says shooting unintentional

    A 3-year-old Palestinian boy was in critical condition at an Israeli hospital Friday morning after being shot by Israeli fire in the occupied West Bank. The army opened an investigation into what it said was an unintentional shooting, reported AP.

    In a statement, the military said that gunmen opened fire late Thursday toward the West Bank settlement of Nevez Tzuf. It said soldiers at a guard post returned fire.

  • Jun 02, 2023 10:06 AM IST

    Massive fire breaks out in the premises of a school in Patna' Bairiya

    Patna: Massive fire breaks out in the premises of Delhi World Public School located in Bairiya; fire fighting operation underway, reported ANI.

  • Jun 02, 2023 10:00 AM IST

    PM Modi greets people on Telangana's formation day

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people of Telangana on the state's formation day on Friday.

    The skills of its people and the richness of its culture are greatly admired, he said in a tweet.

  • Jun 02, 2023 09:51 AM IST

    MoS Muraleedharan interacts with Indians in Malaysia under Pravasi Bharatiya Utsav

    As part of his 4-day tour to two countries, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs V Muraleedharan interacted with the Indian Diaspora in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

    "Delighted to interact with the vibrant Indian diaspora in Malaysia during the Pravasi Bharatiya Utsav, hosted by @hcikl . Commended the significant contributions of Indian diaspora to all walks of life in Malaysia & in nurturing India-Malaysia ties," he tweeted.

  • Jun 02, 2023 09:47 AM IST

    In a joint operation with Punjab Police, BSF recovers 2.5 kg narcotics in Fazilka

    In a joint operation with Punjab Police, Border Security Force (BSF) recovered around 2.5 kilograms of suspected narcotics dropped by a Pakistan drone in Fazilka district of Punjab on Thursday, reports ANI.

    In a statement, BSF mentioned that on Thursday, on specific information, a Joint search operation was launched by BSF and Punjab Police and some houses were searched under Chakkhewa village of the district.

  • Jun 02, 2023 09:45 AM IST

    Pak ex-PM Imran Khan to file $52.93 million defamation against NAB chairman

    I have decided to file a $52.93 million Defamation Suit, against Chairman, NAB. I have served Legal Notice upon him, tweets Imran Khan.

    My Arrest Warrant was issued on a public holiday and was kept in secrecy for eight days. I was not informed about conversion of Al-Qadir Trust Case Inquiry into Investigation. Conditions stipulated in Sec 24 of NAB Ordinance were disregarded. Supreme Court held that manner and execution of my Arrest Warrant was unlawful and unconstitutional. To execute Arrest Warrant, Pakistan Rangers was used which subjected me to brute force.

  • Jun 02, 2023 09:22 AM IST

    Terrorist killed in encounter in J-K's Rajouri

    A terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Friday morning, officials said.

    According to officials, the encounter was reported in Dassal forest area of the district.

    "A terrorist was killed in the encounter in Rajouri's Dassal forest area," Army officials said.

  • Jun 02, 2023 09:01 AM IST

    Nepal PM to arrive in Madhya Pradesh for two-day visit; to go to Ujjain's Mahakaleshwar temple

    Nepal Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal "Prachanda" will be on a two-day tour of Madhya Pradesh from Friday, during which he will visit the famous Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain and a solid waste management plant in Indore run by the local civic body, officials said, reports PTI.

    The Nepal PM is scheduled to arrive at the Indore airport around 10 am, after which he will visit the Mahakaleshwar temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlings (major places of worship of Lord Shiva) in the country, around 11.15 am, they said.

  • Jun 02, 2023 08:47 AM IST

    Biden to address on averting default and the bipartisan budget agreement: White House

    US president Joe Biden to address on averting default and the bipartisan budget agreement, says White House, reports Reuters.

  • Jun 02, 2023 08:11 AM IST

    Unable to repay debt, man fakes own kidnapping to get money from father in Mumbai

    A 27-year-old man from Mumbai was arrested for allegedly faking his own kidnapping and asking ransom from his family to repay his debt, the police said on Thursday, ANI reported.

    Mumbai Deputy Commissioner of Police Ajay Bansal told reporters that the accused has been identified as Jitendra Joshi.

    "A 27-year-old man, namely Jitendra Joshi faked his own kidnapping and asked for ransom from his family to repay his debt," the DCP said.

  • Jun 02, 2023 07:39 AM IST

    Japan police say flaws in basic security allowed attacker to throw pipe bomb at prime minister

    Japan's National Police Agency said in a report Thursday that flaws in basic security such as an absence of metal detectors and bag checks allowed an attacker to enter a campaign crowd unnoticed and throw a pipe bomb at Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in April, reported AP.

    The bomb fell near Kishida and he was pushed away by special police before it exploded and he was unhurt.

  • Jun 02, 2023 06:58 AM IST

    South Korea slaps sanctions on North's hacking group after failed satellite launch

    South Korea on Friday announced new sanctions against a North Korean hacking group, Kimsuky, it accused of being involved in the North's latest satellite launch attempt, reported Reuters.

    The United States and South Korea also issued a joint advisory saying the group conducts "large-scale" cyber attacks at think tanks, academic institutions and news outlets.

  • Jun 02, 2023 06:27 AM IST

    Russia blames US, Apple for hacking thousands of iPhones

    Without providing evidence, Russia's Federal Security Service claimed on Monday that several thousand iPhones in the country had been compromised in a recently uncovered espionage operation that it attributed the US government, The Washington Post reported.

  • Jun 02, 2023 06:02 AM IST

    UAE wins Presidency of World Meteorological Organisation

    The UAE has won the presidency of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), which functions as an authoritative body on weather, climate, hydrological and related environmental fields within the UN system, ANI reported.

    Dr Abdulla Al Mandous, Director General of the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) in the UAE, has been elected as the new President of WMO for a four-year term from 2023 to 2027 with 98 votes. Dr Al Mandous, who is also the UAE's Permanent Representative to WMO and President of WMO's Regional Association II (Asia), contested the election as the official candidate of the UAE.

  • Jun 02, 2023 05:57 AM IST

    Japan workers are shifting from lifetime employment: LinkedIn

    LinkedIn Japan’s first female country head argues that the nation needs to move toward a more skills-based labor market, and firms need to adapt to workers’ changing values if the country is going to improve its persistent gender inequality, according to Bloomberg.

    “Japan is at a turning point,” Wakana Tanaka said in her first media interview this week since she took over the top job in late March. “Building your skills constantly is really important in this coming age.”

  • Jun 02, 2023 05:43 AM IST

    Twitter's head of trust and safety quits: Report

    Twitter's head of trust and safety Ella Irwin told Reuters on Thursday that she has resigned from the social media company.

  • Jun 02, 2023 05:40 AM IST

    UN warns of new threat to global food security after Russia limits Ukraine grain shipments

    Warning of a new threat to global food security, the United Nations said Thursday that Russia is limiting the number of ships allowed to pick up Ukrainian grain at Black Sea ports in its campaign to get Kyiv to open a pipeline for a key ingredient of fertilizer to get to world markets, reports AP.

  • Jun 02, 2023 05:39 AM IST

    Boeing's astronaut capsule faces more launch delays after latest problems

    Boeing's astronaut capsule faces more launch delays after the discovery of problems that should have been caught earlier, officials said, reports AP.

    Boeing and NASA announced the latest setback Thursday.

    Until recently, the Starliner capsule was on track for a July test flight with two astronauts to the International Space Station, a planned trip that was already well behind schedule.

  • Jun 02, 2023 05:21 AM IST

    Senate launches late night votes to stave off US default

    Rushing to prevent a U.S. debt default, the Senate pressed ahead Thursday night to give final passage to a debt ceiling and budget cuts package and send it to President Joe Biden's desk to become law before the fast-approaching deadline, reports AP. 

    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced a late night floor schedule with nearly a dozen amendments up for debate to the package that Biden negotiated with Speaker Kevin McCarthy, though none was expected to be approved or change the overall deal.


ISKCON sues Maneka Gandhi for 'biggest cheat', ‘selling cow’ statement

Updated on Sep 29, 2023 02:53 PM IST

BJP MP Maneka Gandhi recently made a controversial statement that ISKCON sells cows to butchers.

ISKCON objected to Maneka Gandhi's statement and is now taking legal actions against the former Union minister. (ANI)

Manipur violence: Candlelight vigil in Imphal over killing of 2 students. Video

Two students belonging to the Meitei community, who were missing since July, were allegedly kidnapped and killed in violence-hit Manipur.

Manipur violence: Candlelight vigil held in Imphal over the killing of two students in the violence-hit state.
Published on Sep 29, 2023 02:43 PM IST

West Bengal has turned into land of ‘bomb, bullet & Beti ke sath anyay’: Lekhi

Speaking about the alleged murder of a 20-year-old woman near the India-Bangladesh border in North 24-Parganas, Lekhi said such incidents showcase that the safety of women is at stake under CM Banerjee-led government

Union culture minister Meenakshi Lekhi addressed the media in New Delhi on Friday (Twitter/video screengrab)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 02:38 PM IST
BySaptarshi Das

AAP's Kejriwal opens up on INDIA bloc after Congress Punjab leader's arrest

Sukhpal Singh Khaira's arrest flared up the fight between AAP and Congress with the leaders belonging to the latter slamming the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal
Published on Sep 29, 2023 02:29 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Heavy rain in Kerala, yellow alert issued in 10 districts of state

Kerala rain updates: Thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds were likely in many places for the next two days in Kerala, the IMD said.

People walking through rain holding umbrellas in their hands.(HT File)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 02:01 PM IST

India will be number one by 2047 in all sectors: Union home minister Amit Shah

India has climbed from 11th rank in 2014 to 5th rank in the list of largest economies, the Union minister said

Union home minister Amit Shah speaking at the 118 Annual Session of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Twitter/@AmitShah)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 01:53 PM IST

India moves to secure key flashpoint at LAC

Several key sections of the Sasoma-Saser La-Saser Brangsa-Gapshan-DBO road have been completed, the officials said, sharing granular details with HT

HT Image
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 01:37 PM IST
ByRahul Singh, New Delhi

Afternoon brief: Trudeau on India-Canada; police action delayed Ujjain rape case

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Bloomberg)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 01:16 PM IST

One dead, several others injured after bus collides with vehicle in Bihar

Police said the deceased has been identified as Paali (45), a resident of Sonpur district, Odisha.

Tourist bus collides with vehicle in Bihar's Kaimur(ANI)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 12:40 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

Four Nipah infected patients in Kerala recovered and tested ‘double negative’

Kerala Health Minister Veena George said that four people infected with Nipah virus in Kerala have recovered and tested ‘double negative’.

Health workers at a Nipah virus isolation ward, at a medical college in Kozhikode (PTI)(HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 11:52 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Neha Yadav

Normal life disrupted, 44 flights cancelled over Cauvery row bandh in Karnataka

As many as 44 flights were cancelled to and from Karnataka since early Friday. Several flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Mangaluru were among those cancelled

Police personnel deployed during bandh in Bengaluru. (HT photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 11:34 AM IST

Earphones, screws, rakhis, lockets removed from man’s stomach in Punjab's Moga

The doctors conducted an X-ray scan on his stomach to determine the cause of his pain which shocked them.

After a three-hour long surgery, doctors were able to remove the items from his body.(X)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 11:25 AM IST

Eid-e-Milad 2023: Banks remain closed, celebrations and other updates

Eid-e-Milad was celebrated across the nation on September 28. Banks continue to remain closed on September 29 and Maharashtra declares a statewide holiday.

Devotees participate in a procession marking Eid Milad-Un-Nabi in Prayagraj on Thursday(ANI)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 11:12 AM IST

Ahead of Gandhi Jayanti, PM Modi calls for cleanliness drive

PM Narendra Modi called upon the people of India to participate in a cleanliness initiative ahead of Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi(HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 10:36 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Neha Yadav
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