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  • Mar 16, 2023 10:40 PM IST

    Four workers injured after under-construction bridge collapses in Assam

    Four workers were injured after an under-construction bridge collapsed in Kampur area of Nagaon district in Assam, reported ANI.

  • Mar 16, 2023 10:14 PM IST

    ‘Congress today’s Mughals…need to rewrite history’: Assam CM in Karnataka

    Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said Thursday that Congress party is the new era Mughals, alleging that it works to weaken India.

  • Mar 16, 2023 09:06 PM IST

    Telangana: Huge fire breaks out in Secundrabad complex; fire engine rushed to spot

    A huge fire has broken out in Swapnalok Complex in Secundrabad and fire engine rushed to the spot, reported news agency ANI.

  • Mar 16, 2023 08:23 PM IST

    Moderate rain spells expected in parts of Maharashtra around midnight

    Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and light to moderate spells of rain with gusty winds reaching 30-40 kmph are very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Raigad, Pune, Ahmednagar, Satara, Solapur, Nanded, Dhule during next 3-4 hours, said IMD.

  • Mar 16, 2023 07:50 PM IST

    'Gen Bipin Rawat was an operational man': CDS on his 65th birth anniversary

    Gen Bipin Rawat was an operational man. His biggest contribution was to change the narrative of counter-insurgency & counter-terror operations in J&K. Whatever relative peace we enjoy in J&K today is fall out of what he did as COAS: CDS on the 65th birth anniversary of Late CDS Gen Bipin Rawat.

  • Mar 16, 2023 07:16 PM IST

    Mumbai police arrests designer Aniksha after Devendra Fadnavis' wife Amruta's complaint

    The Mumbai police has arrested the designer Aniksha following a complaint by Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis. Police is searching for the second accused (Anil Jaisinghani), it said. Read the whole story here.

  • Mar 16, 2023 06:44 PM IST

    UK bans TikTok on govt devices due to security reasons

    British authorities said Thursday they were banning TikTok on government phones on security grounds, following similar moves by the U.S. and European Union, AP reported.

  • Mar 16, 2023 06:12 PM IST

    Deceased pilots of Army's Cheetah helicopter identified as Lt Colonel VVB Reddy and Major Jayanth A: Defence spokesperson

    "The two deceased pilots involved in Army chopper crash in Arunachal Pradesh were identified as Lt Colonel VVB Reddy and Major Jayanth A.

  • Mar 16, 2023 05:47 PM IST

    2 pilots involved in Army chopper crash in Arunachal have died, reports ANI citing officials

    An Army helicopter flying an operational sortie near Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh crashed on Thursday. Read more.

  • Mar 16, 2023 05:38 PM IST

    British writer and historian Patrick French dies in London after battling cancer for four years

    British writer and historian Patrick French died in London after battling cancer for four years, said family Thursday.

  • Mar 16, 2023 05:01 PM IST

    'Issue raised with Australian authorities': MEA spox on reports of Khalistani supporters forcing Brisbane's Indian Consulate to close

    “Consulate was halted for little while. The issue was raised with Australian authorities & they should take action. PM already spoke about such issues when Australian PM was in India,” MEA Spokesperson on reports of Khalistani supporters forcing Brisbane's Indian Consulate to close.

  • Mar 16, 2023 04:32 PM IST

    Andhra Pradesh: Police bust gang of ganja smugglers, seize 1700 kg drugs worth 3 crore

    Andhra Pradesh: In a major breakthrough, Chintapalli police busted an interstate gang of Ganja smugglers & seized approx 1700 kg of Ganja worth around 3 crores. 3 accused arrested, while efforts are underway to apprehend the remaining absconding accused: Chintapalli police

  • Mar 16, 2023 04:08 PM IST

    Supreme Court reserves verdict on Shiv Sena crisis that saw Eknath Shinde becoming Maharashtra CM

    Supreme Court reserves verdict on the Maharashtra political tussle last year that saw Eknath Shinde becoming the CM following Uddhaar Thackeray's resignation.

  • Mar 16, 2023 03:15 PM IST

    UK to ban TikTok on government-issued phones and devices

    UK expected to ban the Chinese-owned TikTok app on government-issued phones and devices, reports BBC.

  • Mar 16, 2023 03:05 PM IST

    Leak of Class 10 board paper is our failure, guilty won’t be spared: Assam CM

    Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday accepted that the recent leak of question paper of general science subject of the ongoing Class 10 state board exams was a failure on part of his government.

  • Mar 16, 2023 02:47 PM IST

    ED issues fresh summon K Kavitha to appear on March 20

    Delhi excise policy case: ED issues fresh summon to BRS MLC & Telangana CM's daughter K Kavitha and asks her to appear on 20th March.

  • Mar 16, 2023 02:18 PM IST

    Army's Cheetah helicopter crashes near Mandala in Arunachal Pradesh

  • Mar 16, 2023 01:57 PM IST

    Amruta Fadnavis files case against designer, alleges 1 cr bribe bid

    Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis's wife Amruta Fadnavis filed a case against a woman named Anshika and her father over allegations of threat and conspiracy. Read more

  • Mar 16, 2023 01:56 PM IST

    Strategic Zojila Pass opened after 68 days

    The strategic Zojila Pass that connects Kashmir Valley to Ladakh through Srinagar-Leh highway was thrown open by the Border Road Organisation (BRO) on Thursday in a record time. The administration will now decide when the road can be opened to the public.

  • Mar 16, 2023 01:42 PM IST

    PM plans to slap several false cases against Sisodia: Kejriwal

    Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that it is his plan to keep Delhi's former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in custody for a long time. Read more

  • Mar 16, 2023 12:56 PM IST

    ‘I didn’t speak anything anti-India’: Rahul Gandhi

    I didn’t speak anything anti-India (in London seminar). If they will allow I will speak inside the parliament: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to ANI

  • Mar 16, 2023 12:45 PM IST

    US regulators to visit Hong Kong for fresh round of audit inspections: Report

    Officials from the U.S. audit watchdog will start a new round of inspections in Hong Kong on Chinese companies' auditors as soon as next week, sources said, as part of a deal with Beijing to prevent delistings of the firms from the New York bourse, reports Reuters


  • Mar 16, 2023 12:25 PM IST

    CBI files FIR against Manish Sisodia, 5 others in 'Feedback Unit'

    CBI files FIR against Manish Sisodia and 5 others in “Feedback Unit”, which allegedly was keeping tab on opposition parties, government officials etc.

  • Mar 16, 2023 12:21 PM IST

    Tejashwi Yadav will appear before CBI on March 25: Leader's lawyer

    Tejashwi Yadav will appear before CBI on March 25: Tejashwi Yadav's lawyer. CBI has summoned Bihar Dy CM Tejashwi Yadav in connection with lands-for-jobs scam, reports ANI. 

  • Mar 16, 2023 12:13 PM IST

    Delhi HC asks Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav to appear before CBI on March 25

    Delhi HC asks Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav to appear before CBI on March 25.

  • Mar 16, 2023 11:44 AM IST

    UP: Coaching institute owner booked for taking obscene photos Class 10 student

    The owner of a coaching institute in UP's Ballia district has been booked under the POCSO Act for allegedly taking obscene videos and photographs of a 14-year-old girl and sharing them on social media, police said Thursday, reports PTI.

  • Mar 16, 2023 11:38 AM IST

    Money laundering: ED data says only 2.98 % cases against MPs/MLAs

    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has said that only 2.98 per cent of its overall ECIRs or complaints have been filed against serving or former MPs and MLAs even as its conviction rate under the anti-money laundering law is at a high of 96 per cent, PTI reported.

  • Mar 16, 2023 11:26 AM IST

    Leaders of several opposition parties meet to coordinate strategy

    Leaders of several like-minded opposition parties met in the chamber of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday to coordinate their strategy in both houses, reported PTI.

    Sources said the opposition MPs are likely to form a human chain around the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament House complex, sending out a message for "protecting democracy" in the country.

  • Mar 16, 2023 11:06 AM IST

    PM Modi holds meet with top ministers in Parliament


    PM Narendra Modi holds a meeting with his top ministers including Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal, Anurag Thakur, Kiren Rijiu and Pralhad Joshi, in Parliament, reported ANI.

  • Mar 16, 2023 10:59 AM IST

    India logs 754 new Covid cases in a day

    More than 700 COVID-19 cases were recorded in a day after a gap of over four months, taking the active caseload to 4,623, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

  • Mar 16, 2023 10:33 AM IST

    Delhi's special staff arrests 2 members of insterstate Irani gang

  • Mar 16, 2023 09:53 AM IST

    6.8 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand's Kermadec Islands

    An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hit the Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand on Thursday at 06:25:58 IST, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS), reported ANI.

    "Earthquake of Magnitude: 6.8, occurred on 16-03-2023, 06:25:58 IST, Lat: -30.34 & Long: -175.17, Depth: 41 Km, Location: Kermadec Islands," NCS tweeted on Thursday.

  • Mar 16, 2023 09:29 AM IST

    Tamil Nadu Police installs water bowls for animals ahead hot summer

  • Mar 16, 2023 09:16 AM IST

    Security deployed outside Delhi residence of BRS MLC K Kavitha

    Security deployed outside the Delhi residence of BRS MLC K Kavitha ahead of her questioning by Enforcement Directorate in the #Delhi excise policy case. (ANI)

  • Mar 16, 2023 08:41 AM IST

    70% of Ram temple in Ayodhya is complete, says treasurer of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra

    Swami Govind Dev Giriji Maharaj of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra said 70% of the work of Ram temple is complete and by third week of January 2024, the idol of Lord Ram will be established and arrangements will be made for devotees to visit and offer prayers.

  • Mar 16, 2023 07:48 AM IST

    BRS intensifies its poster jab against BJP ahead of K Kavitha's ED questioning

    The poster war between Telangana's ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been stepped up a notch ahead of chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao's daughter and MLC K Kavitha's ED interrogation for the second time today. Read more

  • Mar 16, 2023 07:43 AM IST

    India-American Ravi Chaudhary to become Assistant Secretary of the US Air Force

    The nomination of Indian-American Ravi Chaudhary has been confirmed to become the Assistant Secretary of the US Air Force.

  • Mar 16, 2023 07:40 AM IST

    Goa CM launches AI-powered traffic management, e-challan system 

    Goa CM Pramod Sawant launched Artificial Intelligence Driven Traffic Management and E-challan system in Goa yesterday.

    Artificial Intelligence-based traffic signals launched in Goa to manage traffic & security. A total of 16 signals will be launched across Goa: CM Pramod Sawant. (ANI)

  • Mar 16, 2023 06:55 AM IST

    North Korea launches ballistic missile ahead of South Korea-Japan summit

    North Korea test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile in a display of military might Thursday just hours before the leaders of South Korea and Japan were to meet at a Tokyo summit expected to be overshadowed by North Korean nuclear threats. Read more

  • Mar 16, 2023 06:43 AM IST

    Himanta Sarma crosses ex-CM's five-year cost in ad spends

    The Himanta Biswa Sarma-led Assam government has spent 130.59 crore in advertisements during the last two years, while his predecessor Sarbananda Sonowal government spent 125.6 crore in its entire five year tenure, a minister said on Wednesday. Read more

  • Mar 16, 2023 05:48 AM IST

    Maharashtra CM Shinde, dy CM Fadnavis to meet farmers today

    Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis will meet representatives of protesting farmers at 3 pm today in Matralaya. 

    Farmers have been protesting to highlight their issues and draw attention of the government towards their plight. 

  • Mar 16, 2023 05:44 AM IST

    Nepal PM's official Twitter account compromised

    The official Twitter account of Nepal PM has been compromised.

  • Mar 16, 2023 05:38 AM IST

    US government proposes to cut credit card late fees by around 75%

    The Biden-Harris Administration is proposing to cut credit card late fees by up to 75% – keeping more money in Americans’ pockets.

  • Mar 16, 2023 05:29 AM IST

    Two Florida men convicted for storming into Capitol building during insurrection

    Two Florida men were convicted Wednesday of storming the US Capitol during the January 2021 insurrection. (AFP)

  • Mar 16, 2023 05:27 AM IST

    Police makes another arrest in Rajasthan exam paper leak case

    A 26-year-old woman from Barmer arrested by the Special Operations Group, takes the total arrests in the case to 105.

  • Mar 16, 2023 05:24 AM IST

    New Zealand on verge of recession as its economy declines

    New Zealand’s economy contracted by more than expected in the final three months of 2022, putting the nation on the brink of recession and sending the currency lower.

    Gross domestic product fell 0.6% from the third quarter, when it gained a revised 1.7%, Statistics New Zealand said Thursday in Wellington. Economists forecast a 0.2% drop. From a year ago, the economy expanded 2.2%, compared to the median estimate of 3.3% growth. (Bloomberg)

  • Mar 16, 2023 05:19 AM IST

    US demands TikTok's Chinese owners to sell its stakes or face ban

    The US has told the Chinese owners of the video-sharing app TikTok that they must sell their shares or risk the app being banned in the US, people familiar with the matter said.

    The Treasury Department is leading the discussion though the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US, or Cfius, and made the demand to Tiktok’s owner, ByteDance Ltd., recently, the people said. They asked not to be identified discussing private deliberations. (AFP)


Shah inaugurates temple in Kashmir, lauds Modi for restoring peace

Published on Mar 23, 2023 01:02 AM IST

Union home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday virtually inaugurated the Mata Sharda Devi temple near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

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ByAshiq Hussain, Srinagar

Punjab, Haryana pass resolutions against Himachal Pradesh’s water cess

Published on Mar 23, 2023 01:01 AM IST

The Punjab and Haryana assemblies on Wednesday unanimously passed separate resolutions against a move by the Himachal Pradesh government to impose water cess on hydropower projects in the hill state.

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By, Chandigarh

Khalistan supporters again stage stir at Indian mission in London

Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:59 AM IST

he over three-hour protest had a tense moment when protestors turned aggressive and violent, throwing water bottles and a smoke flares at the main gate of the high commission.

Police push back pro-Khalistan protesters during a demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in London on Wednesday. (AP)
By, London

Modi holds review meeting on influenza, Covid cases

Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:56 AM IST

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting on Covid-19 and influenza to review the country’s response and preparedness to deal with a rising number of cases of influenza and a slight increase in the number of Covid-19 cases.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a high-level meeting to review the Covid situation, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)
By, New Delhi

Supreme Court to hear pleas seeking to criminalise marital rape on May 9

Updated on Mar 23, 2023 01:00 AM IST

The Union government on Wednesday sought a week to clarify its stand on making marital rape a criminal offence even as the Supreme Court fixed May 9 as the date to commence extensive arguments on a clutch of petitions demanding a change in the legal regime.

The Union government on Wednesday sought a week to clarify its stand on making marital rape a criminal offence. (PTI)
By, New Delhi

Regulatory body cancels Marion Biotech’s licence

Updated on Mar 23, 2023 01:01 AM IST

The Uttar Pradesh Drugs Controlling and Licensing Authority has cancelled the manufacturing licence of Noida-based pharmaceutical company Marion Biotech, whose cough syrup was linked to the death of 18 children in Uzbekistan in December.

Police search the Marion Biotech’s office in Noida. (Reuters)
By, Noida

Barring married cadets from applying for JAG in army a reasonable restriction: Centre to Delhi high Court

Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:43 AM IST

The Union government told the Delhi high court that confining the recruitment for the Judge Advocate General (JAG), the legal officer in the army, to unmarried men and women is a “reasonable restriction placed in public interest and the interest of national security”

The Delhi high court posted the matter for hearing on July 17. (Archive)

BJP alleges corruption in Kochi waste dump fire, demands CBI investigation

Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:35 AM IST

The massive fire that started on March 2 was controlled by March 14 and the city was filled toxic fumes and gas forcing more than 1400 people to seek medical aid. Later HC had registered a case suo motu and the National Green Tribunal had slapped a fine of ₹100 crore on the Kochi Corporation

Addressing a press conference in Delhi, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said “sons-in-law of senior left and Congress leaders” were behind <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>54 crore bio-mining project but no work, machinery or workers were found at the site. (HT Archives)

Will frame policy on advisors’ appointment: Andhra to HC

Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:33 AM IST

As the engagement of advisors is based on time and need requirement of the ministers, care shall be taken to ensure that such engagements are narrowly carved out to meet specific requirements. There shall be a periodic review about that need and suitability of the engaged person, the official said

According to the affidavit submitted by the Andhra Pradesh to the high court, a new policy on appointment of advisors would be sent to the state cabinet for approval. (HT Archives)

Kerala sounds alert amid slight increase in daily Covid infections

Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:26 AM IST

The minister said Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam districts reported maximum cases. “We have alerted all 14 districts. We are keeping a strict tab on the situation. If needed, we will conduct genomic sequencing tests in affected areas,” she said, adding all hospitals have also been alerted

Kerala health minister Veena George said there were 1,026 actives Covid cases in the state and 111 people were hospitalised. (REUTERS)

Tirupati seeks to earn 4,411 crore in FY24

Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:25 AM IST

TTD hopes to raise ₹990 crore on interest of deposits made in commercial banks, ₹500 crore through sale of “prasadam,” ₹330 crore through sale of special darshan tickets, ₹140 crore through Arjitha Sevas (paid services to the god), ₹129 crore through hiring of Kalyana Mandapams

TTD trust board chairman Y V Subba Reddy said the substantial increase in the revenues of the TTD was because of increasing footfall of pilgrims in the post-Covid period, which resulted in huge increase in the Hundi collections. (HT Archives)

National leaders to attend inaugural ceremony of Karunandhi: Stalin

Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:25 AM IST

A “Kalaignar Kottam, a museum and a marriage hall will be inaugurated by “national leaders” at Tiruvarur, according to the resolution passed by the meeting. Leaders of the DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance will speak during the day while the “national leaders” will speak in the evening

On June 3 the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam will launch its year-long celebrations of former chief minister M Karunandhi’s birth centenary. (Mint Archive)

9 killed in explosion in TN firecracker factory

Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:25 AM IST

The owner of the private licenced factory Naren Fireworks Godown in Kuruvimalai village was later arrested.

Police said while only seven to 10 people were allowed to work at the premises, the unit had employed more than 27 people. (Agencies)

Don’t overlook or withhold names recommended for appointment as judges: Supreme Court collegium to govt

Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:20 AM IST

The collegium’s resolution, published on the court website, underlined that selective appointment of judges from a list of names recommended by the collegium leads to loss of seniority of the candidates, which is not only “unfair” but also “against the settled convention”

The Supreme Court collegium termed it a matter of ‘grave concern’. (ANI)

HC reserves order on OPS petition against AIADMK resolutions

Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:20 AM IST

On Friday, the AIADMK had called for nominations and on Saturday EPS filed its nomination papers. Going by the history of the AIADMK, the procedure is a mere formality as the majority of the party wants EPS as the general secretary and he is the only person to have filed the nomination

Expelled AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam has sought an urgent hearing at Madras high court to stay the elections called for the post of general secretary on March 26. (HT Archives)
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