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  • Mar 17, 2023 10:54 PM IST

    Five mobiles recovered from prisoners lodged in Delhi jail

    Five mobile phones were recovered from undertrial prisoners lodged in Delhi's Mandoli prison, PTI reported citing officials. In a similar incident, 23 surgical blades, smartphones, drugs were recovered from a Tihar inmate in Delhi last week.

  • Mar 17, 2023 10:25 PM IST

    ICC's arrest warrant against Putin for Ukraine war crimes is ‘void’: Kremlin

    After the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant on Friday against Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of being responsible for war crimes committed in Ukraine, Kremlin responded terming the warrant for 'void'.

  • Mar 17, 2023 09:39 PM IST

    Amit Shah meets RRR fame actor Ram Charan, father Chiranjeevi in Delhi

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday met RRR fame actor Ram Charan and his father Chiranjeevi in Delhi. The home minister congratulated them after 'Naatu Naatu' won Oscars.

  • Mar 17, 2023 08:42 PM IST

    DU bars two students including Congress students' wing leader for participating in screening of BBC documentary

    Delhi University bars two students, including Congress students' wing leader, for year for allegedly participating in screening of BBC documentary on Godhra riots on campus, PTI reported citing official.

  • Mar 17, 2023 07:57 PM IST

    J&K: Fire breaks out in house of Sarpanch in Sarar, family unhurt

    In Jammu and Kashmir, a fire has broken out in the house of Sarpanch in Sarar. Family members escape unhurt. Police has taken cognisance and probe underway, said Udhampur Police.

  • Mar 17, 2023 07:10 PM IST

    BJP calls KC Venugopal's breach of privilege notice against PM Modi  ‘gimmick’

    BJP dismissed Cong leader KC Venugopal's breach of privilege notice against PM Modi as 'gimmick' to divert attention from nationwide anger against Rahul Gandhi for 'insulting' India on foreign soil, reported PTI.

  • Mar 17, 2023 06:37 PM IST

    SVB Financial Group, parent of failed US lender Silicon Valley Bank files for bankruptcy protection

    SVB Financial Group, parent of Silicon Valley Bank seized by the US, has filed for bankruptcy protection, reported AP.

  • Mar 17, 2023 06:02 PM IST

    Ongoing US banking crisis shows risks of private cryptocurrencies to the financial system, says RBI Governor

    "Ongoing US banking crisis clearly shows risks of private cryptocurrencies to the financial system," RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said Friday.

  • Mar 17, 2023 05:13 PM IST

    Akhilesh Yadav says if BJP defeated in UP, it can be removed from country

    "If we are able to defeat BJP in UP, it can be ousted from country," says Akhilesh Yadav, reports PTI.

  • Mar 17, 2023 03:58 PM IST

    Delhi excise policy case: ED gets Sisodia's remand extended by 5 days

    Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court extends Delhi's former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia ED remand by five more days in a money laundering case pertaining to alleged irregularities in the framing and implementation of the excise policy of GNCTD, reports ANI.

  • Mar 17, 2023 02:38 PM IST

    Delhi excise policy case: No word from agency on proceeds of crime, argues Sisodia's lawyer

    Manish Sisodia's lawyer opposes ED's plea for extension of remand, says no word from agency on proceeds of crime, reports PTI.

  • Mar 17, 2023 01:59 PM IST

    Solar energy projects of 500 MW to be set up in 2023-24: Himachal CM in state budget session

    Himachal Pradesh chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu in the state budget session on Friday said that the state will be developed to become ‘Green Energy State’ by 31 March 2026 and that target is to set up Solar Energy Projects of 500 MW in 2023-24.

  • Mar 17, 2023 01:22 PM IST

    Telangana BJP president Bandi Sanjay sits on day-long hunger strike over alleged TSPSC paper leak

    Telangana's BJP president Bandi Sanjay on Friday sat on a day-long hunger strike at the state party headquarters demanding judicial enquiry into the alleged Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) paper leak, ANI reported.

  • Mar 17, 2023 12:45 PM IST

    ‘Rahul Gandhi never said anything…’: Shashi Tharoor

    Congress MP Shashi Tharoor speaking to news agency ANI on Friday about Rahul Gandhi's London speech said, “Rahul Gandhi hasn't said anything he should apologise for. He never demanded foreign forces come to our country to save our democracy. It's nonsense. He said that democracy, in our country, is in danger and everyone should know about it. I didn't hear anything wrong in it.”

  • Mar 17, 2023 12:05 PM IST

    Police seizes 6 kg ganja in Bengaluru, registers case under NDPS Act

    Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation has announced that women passengers will be given a 50% concession on all kinds of tickets on their journey from today. (ANI)

  • Mar 17, 2023 11:32 AM IST

    Maharashtra announces 50% concession for women passengers on all kinds of tickets

    Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation has announced that women passengers will be given a 50% concession on all kinds of tickets on their journey from today. (ANI)

  • Mar 17, 2023 11:09 AM IST

    Dairy farmers in Tamil Nadu throws milk on road to protest against price rise

    Dairy farmers in Erode throw milk on the road during their protest against the Tamil Nadu government demanding an increase in milk procurement prices

  • Mar 17, 2023 10:22 AM IST

    3 killed after a car rammed into a truck on Mumbai-Pune expressway

    Three people dead after a car rams into a parked truck on Mumbai-Pune Expressway near Urse toll plaza. (ANI)

  • Mar 17, 2023 10:07 AM IST

    BJP president attacks Rahul Gandhi over his UK speech 

    Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda on Friday hit out at Rahul Gandhi for the Congress leader's controversial speech in London and reiterate the demand to apologise in Parliament during the ongoing budget session. Read more

  • Mar 17, 2023 09:43 AM IST

    New Zealand bans TikTok on phones of its MPs over security concerns

    Amid security concerns, the video-sharing social networking service, Tik Tok has been banned on the phones of New Zealand MPs, Auckland-based daily newspaper, New Zealand Herald reported on Friday.

    As per the New Zealand Herald, the chief executive of the Parliamentary Service, Rafael Gonzalez-Montero stated that the "risks are not acceptable" given that strict actions are being taken all over the world, concerning social media service. (ANI)

  • Mar 17, 2023 09:14 AM IST

    Conman from Gujarat arrested for posing as PMO official

    Kiran J Patel has a verified Twitter handle and has over a thousand followers. Impersonated as an additional director for strategy and campaigns in the Prime Minister's Office, Patel had travelled to several tourist places in Kashmir, including Gulmarg, claiming that the government had tasked him to look for improvement in hotel facilities in the area. Read more

  • Mar 17, 2023 08:43 AM IST

    Israel records 2 cases of unidentified new Covid variant

    Israel's health ministry confirmed two cases of unidentified Covid variants, according to a report in Haaretz. Read more

  • Mar 17, 2023 08:18 AM IST

    Body dumped in drum case: Police say 8 people killed woman, broke legs to fit inside drum

    “Body found in drum in Bengaluru | One Nawab along with 7 others killed the woman. They broke the victim's legs to make sure the body fits inside a drum and sealed it. Four people transported the drum to the railway station. Nawab was not happy with his brother's marriage to the victim woman,” senior official quoted as saying by ANI.

  • Mar 17, 2023 07:49 AM IST

    Death toll in Colombia mine explosion climbs to 21

    Rescue operations at a coal mine in central Colombia that collapsed earlier this week ended Thursday and officials said the accident had left 21 workers dead.

    The mine near the town of Sutatausa collapsed late Tuesday following an explosion that blocked several of its entrances. Rescue teams worked nonstop for more than 30 hours to find survivors and retrieve bodies. (AP)

  • Mar 17, 2023 07:32 AM IST

    US' biotech firm to cut 450 jobs in its second layoff round

    Amgen Inc said on Thursday it would cut 450 jobs, or less than 2% of its workforce, making it the company's second round of layoffs this year amid intensifying pressure on drug prices and high inflation.

    "We made these changes to realign our expense base in the face of intensifying pressure on drug prices and high levels of inflation," a company spokeswoman said in a statement to Reuters.

  • Mar 17, 2023 07:10 AM IST

    Cyclone Freddy death toll in Malawi hits 326 and 183,159 displaced

    The death toll in Malawi from Cyclone Freddy has risen to 326, the country's president said Thursday, bringing the total number of victims across southern Africa to more than 400 since February. Read more

  • Mar 17, 2023 06:45 AM IST

    6 people killed in major fire in Secunderabad

    Six people, including women, were killed in a major fire that broke out at Swapnalok Complex in Secunderabad. Read more

  • Mar 17, 2023 06:40 AM IST

    Teen in west Canada allegedly shoots mom, kills 2 officers 

    A 16-year-old wounded his mother with a firearm and then killed two police officers before taking his own life in western Canada early Thursday, officials told The Associated Press.

    A police official and a senior government official said the male suspect shot and wounded his mother in Edmonton, Alberta. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as each was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. (ANI)

  • Mar 17, 2023 06:13 AM IST

    After missile launch, Kim Jong Us says he wanted to ‘strike fear’

    North Korea launched the most powerful ballistic missile in its arsenal just before a summit between Japan and South Korea, with leader Kim Jong Un saying he wanted to “strike fear into the enemies,” its state media said. Read more

  • Mar 17, 2023 05:36 AM IST

    Microsoft announces reinventing Office apps with artificial intelligence

    Microsoft is reinventing its Power Platform's software development, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word, with AI-powered no-code development and adding new features like Copilot.


Indian railways reduces fare of AC 3-tier economy class tickets

Published on Mar 23, 2023 04:50 AM IST

Railways on Wednesday issued an order to restore the fare for AC 3-tier economy class travel which had been withdrawn in November last year when it was merged with AC 3-tier.

Indian railways. (FOR REPRESENTATION)

Delhiwale: Chelmsford lives

Published on Mar 23, 2023 04:05 AM IST

On a city avenue

Delhiwale: Chelmsford lives

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.

HT Image
By, Chandigarh

Khalistan supporters again stage stir at Indian mission in London

Updated on Mar 23, 2023 04:11 AM IST

The 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 04:54 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

Updated on Mar 23, 2023 04:09 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)
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