Highlights: US announces $2.1 billion arms package for Ukraine

Jun 09, 2023 11:09 PM IST

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  • Jun 09, 2023 09:05 PM IST

    US announces $2.1 bn arms package for Ukraine

    The United States on Friday announced a $2.1-billion military aid package for Ukraine, just as Kyiv appeared to be opening its long-awaited counter-offensive aimed at driving Russia from the country.

    The package included missiles for Patriot air defense systems, artillery rounds, drones and laser-guided rocket system munitions.

    The new arms, illustrate "the continued commitment to both Ukraine's critical near-term capabilities as well as the enduring capacity of Ukraine's Armed Forces to defend its territory and deter Russian aggression over the long term," the Pentagon said in a statement, reported AFP. 

  • Jun 09, 2023 08:20 PM IST

    ED issues show-cause notice to Xiaomi India, 3 banks for alleged FEMA violation

    ED issues show-cause notice to Xiaomi India, 3 banks for alleged FEMA violation of 5,551 crore. Read full story

  • Jun 09, 2023 06:52 PM IST

    Congress-led UPA dispensation was 'bhrashtachar ki dukan': Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar

    The 10 years of the Congress-led UPA regime were "a lost decade" and saw a "bhrashtachar ki dukan", Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Friday.

    He also took a swipe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's "mohabbat ki dukan" (shop of love) pitch and called him a "prolific foreign tourist".

    Addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters to highlight the Narendra Modi government's achievements in the electronics and technology sector, he said India is witnessing the "most exciting" period in its history as it is reaching new heights due to the prime minister's decisive and effective policy decisions.


  • Jun 09, 2023 06:24 PM IST

    IndiGo to start codeshare flights to US

    IndiGo is all set to commence codeshare flights through Istanbul to the US as the no-frills carrier continues to expand its international connectivity.

    The flights, in codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines, will provide connections to New York, Boston, Chicago and Washington, effective June 15, it said in a release on Friday, reported PTI. 

    The airline, India's largest in terms of domestic market share, already provides codeshare connections to 33 destinations.

  • Jun 09, 2023 05:38 PM IST

    CBI forms special investigation team to probe Manipur violence

    The CBI has formed a special investigation team (SIT) under a DIG-rank officer to probe six Manipur violence cases referred to it by the state government, officials said on Friday, reported PTI.

    During his visit to the northeastern state, Home Minister Amit Shah had announced a CBI probe to investigate six FIRs -- five on alleged criminal conspiracy and one on general conspiracy behind the violence in Manipur.

    Acting on a reference from the state routed through the Centre, the CBI has formed the SIT and taken over the investigation in the cases, they said.

  • Jun 09, 2023 05:31 PM IST

    Sudan's government declares UN envoy no longer welcome as both sides agree to a 24-hour cease-fire

    The United Nations envoy to Sudan, a key mediator in the country's brutal conflict, is no longer welcome in the African country, Sudanese authorities say, as the warring sides agreed to a new 24-hour cease-fire, reported AP. 

    A terse statement issued by Sudan's Foreign Ministry late Thursday comes just weeks after the head of the country’s military, Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan, demanded in a letter to envoy Volker Perthes that he should be removed from his post.

  • Jun 09, 2023 04:49 PM IST

    Indian Council of Agricultural Research signs MoU with Amazon Kisan to empower farmers

    Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Amazon Kisan to combine strengths and create synergy between the two organizations for guiding the farmers on scientific cultivation of different crops for optimum yield and income.

    "ICAR will provide technological backstopping to the farmers through Amazon's network. It will improve farmers' livelihood and boost crop yield. This MoU in farmer's partnership with Amazon Kisan program will help ensure access to high-quality fresh produce for consumers across India, including through Amazon Fresh," an official statement said. (ANI)

  • Jun 09, 2023 03:35 PM IST

    3 dead, many feared trapped after illegal coal mine collapses in Jharkhand's Dhanbad

    At least three people have died and many are feared trapped after an illegal coal mine collapsed in Jharkhand's Dhanbad on Friday, news agency PTI reported citing an official. Read full story

  • Jun 09, 2023 02:38 PM IST

    NCP workers court arrest as part of protest over BJP leader's tweet against Sharad Pawar

    NCP workers on Friday held a protest here and courted arrest over BJP leader Nilesh Rane's tweet, in which he termed Sharad Pawar as a "reincarnation" of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. NCP spokesperson Mahesh Tapase said hundreds of party workers courted arrest against Rane's "defamatory" tweet against the party chief, reported PTI. 

  • Jun 09, 2023 02:03 PM IST

    Mira Road murder accused brought to Naya Nagar Police Station

    Accused was brought to Naya Nagar Police Station today. He is being questioned by senior officials of Naya Nagar Police Station.

  • Jun 09, 2023 01:40 PM IST

    'We will regulate AI... either they mitigate user harm or won't be allowed to operate', says govt.

    'We will regulate AI... either they mitigate user harm or won't be allowed to operate', says govt.

  • Jun 09, 2023 01:21 PM IST

    Ukraine security service says it intercepted call proving Russia destroyed Kakhovka dam

    Ukraine's domestic security service said on Friday it had intercepted a telephone call proving Russian forces blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric station and dam in southern Ukraine's Kherson region.

  • Jun 09, 2023 12:59 PM IST

    Two accused arrested after brief encounter in UP's Mainpuri: Police

    Two accused, on the run after committing a loot, were arrested after a brief encounter in the Karhal area here, police said. The looted cash, mobile and other things were also recovered on Thursday night from their possession, a senior police officer said.

  • Jun 09, 2023 12:43 PM IST

    "Garibi Hatao slogan given by Indira Gandhi 52 years ago but...": Mandaviya hits out at Congress

    Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Friday that despite former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi coining the slogan 'Garibi Hatao' (remove poverty) years ago, for the last 52 years, Congress has exploited the poor only for their vote bank.

  • Jun 09, 2023 10:57 AM IST

    Supreme Court again declines urgent hearing of a plea challenging RBI’s decision permitting citizens to exchange 2000 banknotes

    Supreme Court again declines urgent hearing of a plea challenging RBI’s decision permitting citizens to exchange 2000 banknotes, which are being pulled out of circulation, without any requisition slip and ID proof.

  • Jun 09, 2023 10:51 AM IST

    Ukraine says it downs four cruise missiles, 10 attack drones during Russian air strike

    Ukraine's military shot down four cruise missiles and 10 attack drones during a Russian air strike overnight, the air force said in a statement early on Friday.

  • Jun 09, 2023 10:14 AM IST

    PM Narendra Modi tweets after conversation with Sam Altman 

    "Thank you for the insightful conversation Sam Altman. The potential of AI in enhancing India’s tech ecosystem is indeed vast and that too among the youth in particular. We welcome all collaborations that can accelerate our digital transformation for empowering our citizens", tweets PM Narendra Modi.

  • Jun 09, 2023 09:31 AM IST

    BSF intercepts Pakistani drone at Amritsar, foils smuggling attempt, recovers narcotics

    The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered a Pakistani drone along the International Border near Rai village in the Amritsar sector in Punjab in the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

  • Jun 09, 2023 09:18 AM IST

    Fire at west Delhi hospital, 20 newborns rescued

    Twenty newborns were shifted to other medical facilities after a fire broke out at a hospital in west Delhi's Janakpuri area in the early hours of Friday, officials said.

  • Jun 09, 2023 09:10 AM IST

    Odisha approves 3,457 crore investment proposals

    The Odisha government has approved 18 investment proposals worth 3,457 crore which will generate employment for at least 14,436 people, an official said.

  • Jun 09, 2023 08:47 AM IST

    Biden, Sunak vow to stick together on Ukraine, deepen cooperation on clean energy transition, AI

    President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday reiterated their commitment to help Ukraine repel Russia's ongoing invasion, while agreeing to step up cooperation on challenges their economies face with artificial intelligence, clean energy, and critical minerals.

  • Jun 09, 2023 08:27 AM IST

    FBI arrests Texas businessman linked to impeachment of state Attorney General Ken Paxton

    The FBI on Thursday arrested a businessman at the center of the scandal that led to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's historic impeachment, a move that came amid new questions about the men’s dealings raised by financial records the Republican's lawyers made public to try to clear him of bribery allegations.

  • Jun 09, 2023 07:31 AM IST

    What is classfied documents case in which Donald Trump has been indicted

    Trump has been charged with seven counts related to the mishandling of classified documents, according to two people familiar with the indictment.

  • Jun 09, 2023 07:13 AM IST

    Gurugram techie tries to extort 2 lakh from Bumble date with false allegations; two arrested

    Police arrested a female IT employee on charges of extorting a man by making false allegations of molestation against him, police said on Thursday.

  • Jun 09, 2023 06:25 AM IST

    Donald Trump says he has been indicted in classified documents probe

    In his post, Trump, who is running for president again, said he has been summoned to a federal courthouse Tuesday in Miami.

  • Jun 09, 2023 06:00 AM IST

    Nirmala Sitharaman's daughter gets married in intimate ceremony

    In a simple ceremony, Nirmala Sitharaman's daughter Parakala Vangamayi got married in her home in Bengaluru, Karnataka on Wednesday

  • Jun 09, 2023 05:24 AM IST

    5 dead, dozens missing after 3 shipwrecks of migrant boats off Tunisian coast, reports AP

    At least five people were dead dead, and dozens are believed to be missing after 3 shipwrecks of migrant boats off Tunisian coast, reported AP.


Supreme Court refuses nod to sale of green crackers, wishes Happy Diwali to all

Published on Sep 22, 2023 11:59 AM IST

The application sought approval for barium-based green crackers and demanded that the ban on joint crackers (popularly known as ‘laris’) to be lifted

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to give its nod to green crackers containing barium salts, considered harmful to humans. (HT fule photo)
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Jadavpur University: Probe panel finds inaction in most ragging cases

The panel was constituted after a student allegedly jumped from the second floor of his hostel after some seniors and former students allegedly ragged and sexually harassed him

The University Grants Commission has pulled up JU for flouting anti-ragging guidelines. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 11:44 AM IST

Strong, full-majority govt a must to take nation forward: Modi at BJP HQ

PM Modi congratulates women of India for the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill, emphasizing its transformative impact.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at BJP Headquarters in New Delhi.
Published on Sep 22, 2023 11:43 AM IST

'Sir, aapki kursi…': Jaya Bachchan, Jagdeep Dhankhar's light-hearted exchange

Jaya Bachchan was speaking in the Rajya Sabha during the discussion on the women's reservation bill on Thursday.

Screengrab of the video of interaction between Jaya Bachchan, Jagdeep Dhankar on Thursday.
Published on Sep 22, 2023 11:39 AM IST
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Supreme Court backs Delhi govt, says no to production, sale of green crackers

Ban on firecrackers news: The Supreme Court said its 2018 order banning firecrackers shall be duly enforced.

People burst firecrackers on Diwali. (Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 11:14 AM IST

India-Canada travel: FAQs on visa services answered as tension escalates

In this comprehensive FAQ, we address some of the most pressing questions concerning travel between India and Canada amid escalating tensions.

Canada has a large Indian diaspora, a large proportion from Punjab, with several families typically heading back in September and October before the start of the festive season (Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 09:56 AM IST

Morning briefing: US NSA on Canada row, and all the latest news

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Published on Sep 22, 2023 08:54 AM IST

India calls for people-centric approach to Ukraine, says UNSC ineffective

In a discussion on Ukraine at the UN Security Council, Sanjay Verma, secretary (West) in the ministry of external affairs, reiterated the Indian line that dialogues were “the only answer”

Sanjay Verma, secretary (West) in the ministry of external affairs, speaking at the UN. (X)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 08:50 AM IST

Chandrayaan 3 LIVE: Vikram Lander's possible awakening after 14-Earth days

Chandrayaan 3 LIVE updates: ISRO's ambitious lunar mission was able to detect Sulphur (S) and other minor elements on Moon's surface before entering sleep mode.

The first photo of the Vikram lander on the surface of the Moon, clicked by the Pragyan rover. (Isro/ Twitter)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 12:02 PM IST

‘Modi, Modi’ chants by women MPs after historic passage of women’s quota Bill

The women's quota Bill provides for 33 per cent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha as well as the state legislative assemblies.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flashes victory sign with women MPs as they celebrate after the passage of the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam (women's reservation bill) by the Rajya Sabha in the special session of the Parliament, in New Delhi, Thursday.(PTI)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 08:31 AM IST
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Vikram Lander to wake up today? What we know about Phase-2 of Chandrayaan-3

ISRO prepares for Phase 2 of the Chandrayaan-3 mission as Vikram Lander and Pragyan rover await awakening on the Moon.

Vikram lander on Earth's moon as clicked by the navigation camera onboard the Pragyan rover.(@isro)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 07:54 AM IST

India Canada LIVE: Trudeau calls for cooperation, declines to release evidence

India-Canada LIVE updates: India-Canada ties hit an all time low after Justin Trudeau accused the "agents of the Indian government" in Hardeep Nijjar's killing.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the G20 Summit in New Delhi. (AP)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 11:49 AM IST

PM Modi to interact with ‘Team G20’, host gala dinner today at Bharat Mandapam

PM Modi to host an interactive session with 'Team G20' to honour the unsung heroes who ensured the smooth conduct of the recently concluded G20 Summit.

Prime Minister Narendra Mod during the G20 Summit 2023 at the Bharat Mandapam, in New Delhi.(File / PTI)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 06:57 AM IST

India-Pakistan meet in Vienna over Indus water dispute

Senior Advocate Harish Salve was present in the capacity of India's lead counsel in the matter, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday.

India and Pakistan flags (Reuters Photo)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 06:06 AM IST
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India extends its sea legs to Oman and Mauritius to monitor Indian Ocean Region

With its allies Oman and Mauritius, India got Port Duqm and Agalega Islands to get better maritime domain awareness and coastal security for Port Louis.

Chinese surveillance vessel Shi Yan 6 is entering the Indian Ocean Region on September 23 and expected to dock at Colombo on September 29.
Published on Sep 22, 2023 05:48 AM IST
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