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  • Sep 29, 2022 10:37 PM IST

    Hurricane Ian could be 'deadliest' in Florida's history, warn US President Biden

    United States President Joe Biden warned on Thursday that Hurricane Ian could be the deadliest in Florida's history.  Ian is nearing hurricane strength again over the Atlantic Ocean. The coast of South Carolina is now under a hurricane warning.

  • Sep 29, 2022 10:02 PM IST

    Russia annexations in Ukraine have no place in modern world: UN chief

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that Russia's annexations in war-torn Ukraine had no place in the modern world. 

    "Any decision to proceed with the annexation of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions of Ukraine would have no legal value and deserves to be condemned," Guterres said in a statement. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 09:09 PM IST

    Air India cuts down senior citizen, student concessions from 50% to 25%

    Air India on Thursday reduced its senior citizen and student concessions from 50% to 25%.

    “Considering the overall market situation and dynamics, we have decided to rationalise our fares in line with the broad industry trend. Even after this adjustment, Air India's discount on base fares for both students and senior citizens will be nearly double when compared to other private airlines,” an Air India spokesperson said. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 08:40 PM IST

    Maharashtra adds 453 new Covid cases, 2 more deaths

    Maharashtra on Thursday added 453 new Covid cases and two more deaths, which pushed the caseload and death toll to 81,20,954 and 1,48,338 respectively, according to the state health department. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 08:04 PM IST

    At 36th National Games inauguration, PM Modi says Indian athletes now participate in over 300 global events

  • Sep 29, 2022 07:39 PM IST

    DCGI allows export of malaria vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute

    The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Thursday allowed the export of 2 lakh doses of the first produced-in-India vaccine against malaria. The vaccine was developed by scientists at the University of Oxford and manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII). 

  • Sep 29, 2022 07:11 PM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates 36th National Games in Ahmedabad

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the 36th National games in Ahemedabad. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 06:53 PM IST

    Centre orders blocking 67 pornographic websites

    The Centre has ordered internet companies to block 67 pornographic websites following court orders and for violating the new IT rules that were issued last year. 

    "MeitY in compliance of the said (Uttarakhand High court) order read along with rule 3(2)(b) of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, and in view of certain obscene material available in the below mentioned website that tarnish the image of modesty of women, has directed to immediately take down (block) the ... websites/URLs," according to a letter issued by the Department of Telecom (DoT) few days back. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 06:26 PM IST

    India rises to 40th position in the Global Innovation Index 2022

  • Sep 29, 2022 05:41 PM IST

    3 offices of banned outfit PFI sealed in Assam

    Three offices of the Popular Front of Assam were sealed in Assam on Thursday and a strict watch is being maintained on its members, a police official told news agency PTI. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 04:55 PM IST

    Maharashtra deputy CM orders probe in Rapid Response Vehicles bought by previous govt

    Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday ordered a probe in 18 Rapid Response Vehicles (RRVs) that were purchased by the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) led state government at an inflated price of 3 crore each. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 04:15 PM IST

    Odisha government failed to fulfil people's aspirations: JP Nadda

    Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) national president JP Nadda hit out at the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)-led Odisha government by saying it failed to fulfil the aspirations of people. 

    Addressing a rally in Bhubaneswar, Nadda alleged misrule under the BJD regime and said, "There is corruption in the implementation of PMAY, MGNREGA and other schemes."

  • Sep 29, 2022 03:51 PM IST

    Maharashtra government issues order for compliance of ban on PFI

    The Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government on Thursday issued an order for complying on the ban on the Popular Front of India (PFI). 

    "Maharashtra government home department has issued an order using powers under section 42 of UAPA and with the previous approval of MHA Central government. All the Powers under Sections 7 and 8 of UAPA will be exercised by Police commissioners and District magistrates against the PFI and other related associations," sources from the state home department told ANI. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 03:25 PM IST

    Second India-Zimbabwe foreign office consultations held in Delhi 

    The second India-Zimbabwe foreign office consultations were held in Delhi on Thursday. 

    "Both sides undertook a comprehensive review of bilateral relations and expressed their desire to further advance these relations for the mutual benefit of both countries," the ministry of external affairs said in a statement. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 03:05 PM IST

    Won't contest Congress presidential polls: Ashok Gehlot

    Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said on Thursday that he won't contest the Congress presidential polls next month

    "I met Rahul Gandhi in Kochi and requested him to fight in the Congress presidential polls. When he didn't accept, I said I'll contest but now with the Rajasthan political crisis, I've decided not to contest the elections," Gehlot said. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 02:56 PM IST

    Action will be taken: Bihar CM on state officer's ‘free condom’ rebuke

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday took note of IAS officer Harjot Kaur Bamhrah 'free condom' rebuke and said that action will be taken. 

    "I've immediately called a meeting. We're helping to empower women. I'm monitoring each & everything. Action will be taken," Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 02:50 PM IST

    Centre to mandate minimum 6 airbags in M1 category passenger cars from Oct 2023

    Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday that it has been decided to implement a proposal mandating a minimum of six airbags in passengers cars (M1) category with effect from October next year.

  • Sep 29, 2022 02:16 PM IST

    CBI conducts campaign to dismantle illicit drug trafficking networks

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday conducted a special campaign “Operation Garuda” to dismantle illicit drug trafficking networks. The agency led a global operation in close coordination with the Interpol, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the police forces of several states and Union Territories (UTs) resulting in arrest of around 175 persons & seizure of a huge quantity of narcotics. 

  • Sep 29, 2022 02:04 PM IST

    Akhilesh Yadav seeks BJP’s removal from power as he is re-elected SP chief

    Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday asked the people to remove the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from power in the 2024 national polls and help Samajwadi Party (SP) become a national party in the next five years as he was re-elected its national president for the third time. Read more

  • Sep 29, 2022 12:55 PM IST

    Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath says Rupee at 82 ‘isn’t such a bad thing'

    Online brokerage and trading app Zerodha's co-founder Nikhil Kamath has said rupee at 82 isn't a bad thing. He also tweeted an infographic to compare rupee against other currencies like US dollar, Yen, Pound Sterling and Euro. Read more

  • Sep 29, 2022 10:59 AM IST

    Forceful pregnancy of a married woman can be treated as rape forabortion purposes, rules SC

    Sexual assault by husbands can take form of rape, & the meaning of rape must include the meaning of marital rape under the MTP Act and Rules for the purposes of abortion, rules the Supreme Court. Read more

  • Sep 29, 2022 10:06 AM IST

    Two injured in explosions on passenger buses in J&K’s Udhampur

    A screenshot of a now-deleted tweet by Pakistan's Canadian Embassy which was a reply to a tweet of the Popular Front of India is doing the rounds on social media. Read more

  • Sep 29, 2022 09:24 AM IST

    India reports 4,272 new Covid cases; active caseload at 40,750

    4,272 new Covid infections reported in a day, pushing India's Covid-19 case tally to 4,45,83,360; death toll reaches 5,28,611.

  • Sep 29, 2022 08:49 AM IST

    Can Lalu Yadav say he's a PFI member? BJP on call for RSS ban

    Reacting to the demand for a similar ban on RSS as that has been imposed on the Popular Front of India, BJP leaders said the difference is that they can call themselves 'proud RSS workers'.

    But can the opposition leaders who are raising the demand to ban RSS say that they are PFI members, the BJP leaders asked. Read more

  • Sep 29, 2022 07:24 AM IST

    Jaishankar on ties with China: 'Continue to strive for relationship built on...'

    Foreign minister S Jaishankar has said India will maintain a relationship with China that is based on "mutual" sensitivity, respect, and interest. His remarks came during a media briefing on Wednesday as he responded to a question on the relationship between the two countries. Also read

  • Sep 29, 2022 05:44 AM IST

    New CDS a border expert, collector of masks, keen golfer

    The country’s new chief of defence staff (CDS), Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan (retd), is known to be an authority on border-related issues, has one of the best collections of masks from around the world in the armed forces, and has a solid golf swing, according to people who have known him from his younger days. Read more

  • Sep 29, 2022 05:42 AM IST

    Russia's annexation of four Ukrainian regions expected within days

    Moscow was poised on Wednesday to annex a swath of Ukraine, releasing what it called vote tallies showing support in four partially occupied provinces to join Russia, after what Kyiv and the West denounced as illegal sham referendums held at gunpoint. Read more


Fire breaks out in Humsafar Express in Gujarat's Valsad, all passengers safe

Published on Sep 23, 2023 04:07 PM IST

Fire breaks out in Shri Ganganagar Humsafar Express train near Valsad station; all passengers safe.

"A fire broke out in Tiruchchirappalli-Sri Ganganagar Humsafar Express around 2 pm soon after it left Valsad station towards Surat," said a railway official(ANI)

PM Modi lays foundation stone of first international cricket stadium in Varanasi

The stadium will be built in a 30-acre area at a cost of Rs.450 crore. The Uttar Pradesh government said that it has spent Rs.121 crore to acquire the land for the stadium, while the BCCI will spend Rs.330 crore on its construction. The stadium is likely to be completed by December 2025

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath and cricket legends, including Sachin Tendulkar and others were present on the occasion (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 04:03 PM IST

DMK to decide on alliance with Kamal Haasan's party, says Udhayanidhi

On the ADMK-BJP alliance, Udhayanidhi said, "It is an internal party issue, but I don't see it has different parties; I see both parties are the same."

DMK youth wing leader and Tamil Nadu Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin speaks at the party's first consultative meeting on Sports Development, in Erode, Saturday, Sept. 9.(PTI)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 03:45 PM IST

India reports 70 new coronavirus cases

According to the ministry's website, 220.67 crore doses of coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the country so far.

The death toll stood at 5,32,031, the data updated at 8 am stated.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo/ Representative)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 03:26 PM IST

Haryana Cong chief's 'horrible language' for PM; Is this muhabbat ki dukan: BJP

Amid row over BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri's attack on BSP MP Danish Ali in the Lok Sabha, BJP asked whether Udai Bhan's statement shows muhabbat ki dukan.

A video of Haryana Congress president Udai Bhan (right) using abusive language for PM Modi surfaced.
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 03:32 PM IST

‘Handed over list of 9 terrorists...chose to ignore’: Ex Punjab CM slams Trudeau

Former Punjab CM accused Canada of sheltering terrorists and called for international pressure to hand over terrorists involved in crimes on Indian soil.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh in Amritsar.(PTI Photo)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 02:35 PM IST

Heavy rain lashes Delhi-NCR, bringing respite from heat

The minimum temperature in the national capital has been recorded at 27 degrees Celsius, three notches above the seasonal average.

Rain lashed parts of Delhi.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 02:13 PM IST
By | Written by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

NIA seizes assets of Khalistani extremist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun in Punjab

The NIA confiscated the property of banned SFJ outfit head Gurpatwant Singh Pannun under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, co-founder and legal adviser of the banned US-based Khalistani organisation Sikhs for Justice.
Published on Sep 23, 2023 01:40 PM IST

Afternoon brief: Cong's 'Modi multiplex' jibe on new Parl; all the latest news

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

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh. (PTI Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 01:19 PM IST

PM Modi to flag off nine new Vande Bharat trains tomorrow: Full list

Vande Bharat Express trains – part of the 'Make in India' initiative -- were launched in 2019.

Ranchi railway divisional authorities conducted a trial run of the Ranchi-Howrah Vande Bharat Express, in Ranchi on Thursday.(Somanth Sen)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 12:37 PM IST

Govt making sincere attempts to draft laws in simple manner: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the importance of lawyers and the judiciary in shaping the country's legal system.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice DY Chandrachud interact during the International Lawyers' Conference 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023.(PTI)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 12:01 PM IST

Jairam Ramesh calls new parliament a ‘Modi multiplex’. BJP chief Nadda hits back

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh claimed that halls of the new parliament building are not cozy or compact and one needed binoculars to see each other.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh and BJP president JP Nadda.
Published on Sep 23, 2023 11:43 AM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

KTF terrorist Arshdeep Dala has a killer record bigger than Nijjar

Khalistan terror in Canada: Controversy over the killing of designated terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar has put the spotlight on extremist activities in Canada.

Arshdeep Singh alias Arsh Dala.
Published on Sep 23, 2023 11:11 AM IST

Internet's Kulhad Pizza couple appeals for public support amid video controversy

The young chef couple, from Punjab's Jalandhar, rose to fame after a video of them selling pizzas went viral on social media. They became parents this week.

Kulhad Pizza couple Sehaj Arora and his wife Gurpreet Kaur.(Instagram/Gurpreet Kaur)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 11:09 AM IST

Varanasi event LIVE: PM Modi lays foundation stone of 451 cr cricket stadium

PM Modi's Varanasi visit LIVE: International Cricket Stadium's foundation stone laid in the presence of cricket legends such as Tendulkar, Gavaskar and others.

Graphical representation of Varanasi cricket stadium design.(X/BJP4India)
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 04:26 PM IST
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