Highlights: Manhunt on for Amritpal Singh as 78 held in crackdown, say Punjab police

Updated on Mar 19, 2023 04:01 AM IST

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  • Mar 18, 2023 10:52 PM IST

    Rocket fired towards Israel from Gaza Strip: Israeli military

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  • Mar 18, 2023 09:08 PM IST

    Amritpal Singh on the run: Punjab police

    Punjab Police launched a massive state-wide Cordon And Search Operations in the state against elements of Waris Punjab De. 78 persons arrested so far, while, several others detained. Several others including Amritpal Singh are on the run & a massive manhunt has been launched to nab them, reports ANI citing officials

  • Mar 18, 2023 09:04 PM IST

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  • Mar 18, 2023 08:33 PM IST

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  • Mar 18, 2023 08:22 PM IST

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  • Mar 18, 2023 08:10 PM IST

    NIA chargesheets 105 PFI cadres across India

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has chargesheeted 105 accused in the cases against Popular Front of India (PFI) lodged in different parts of the country, charging them with hatching criminal conspiracy aimed at destabilising and dismembering the country and waging a war to disintegrate and dismember the Indian Republic to establish an Islamic Caliphate by 2047.

    In this month only, the agency has filed five chargesheets (from March 13).

  • Mar 18, 2023 07:56 PM IST

    UBS, regulators race to seal Credit Suisse deal 

    The Swiss National Bank and Swiss regulator FINMA have told their international counterparts they regard a deal with UBS Group as the only way to prevent a collapse in confidence in Credit Suisse Group, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. UBS, Credit Suisse and key regulators are rushing to finalise a deal on the merger of the two Swiss banks as soon as Saturday evening, the FT reported.

  • Mar 18, 2023 07:47 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar announces compensation for kin of Awantipora accident victims

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar announces a compensation of 2 Lakhs each from CM Relief Fund for families of the four people from the state who died in a bus accident in Awantipora, Pulwama in J&K today.

  • Mar 18, 2023 07:11 PM IST

    France bans pension protests opposite parliament

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  • Mar 18, 2023 06:53 PM IST

    Putin visits Crimea on annexation anniversary

    Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Crimea on Saturday on a visit to mark the ninth anniversary of Russia's annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine, Russian state media reported.

  • Mar 18, 2023 06:51 PM IST

    Pak court allows Imran Khan to go back without his indictment

    Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan was on Saturday allowed by a local court to go back without his indictment in Toshakhana case after he marked his attendance outside the court complex, amidst a stand-off between his supporters and security forces who have tried to arrest him for skipping multiple previous hearings.

  • Mar 18, 2023 06:26 PM IST

    Amid Amritpal Singh's arrest, security stepped up across Punjab

  • Mar 18, 2023 05:59 PM IST

    Trump says he'll be arrested Tuesday as DA eyes charges

    Donald Trump said in a social media post that he will be arrested Tuesday as a New York prosecutor is eyeing charges in a case examining hush money paid to women who alleged sexual encounters with the former president.

  • Mar 18, 2023 05:47 PM IST

    Police leave Imran Khan's house after search operation

    Police have left former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's Zaman Park residence after combing the property for materials used to fight riot police, detaining at least 40 party workers for allegedly resorting to violence and obstructing the law, Geo News reported.

  • Mar 18, 2023 05:30 PM IST

    Radical preacher Amritpal Singh arrested after dramatic chase

    After Punjab police launched a crackdown against Khalistan sympathiser Amritpal Singh and internet services suspended in the state, the radical preacher was arrested after a dramatic chase.

  • Mar 18, 2023 05:23 PM IST

    Delighted to contribute to Bangladesh's development: PM 

    In last few years, under the able leadership of PM Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has made remarkable progress. Every Indian is proud of that & we're delighted that we've been able to contribute to this development journey of Bangladesh: PM at inauguration of India-Bangladesh energy pipeline

  • Mar 18, 2023 05:07 PM IST

    PM Modi, Bangladesh's Hasina launch India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina inaugurate the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline, via video conferencing.

  • Mar 18, 2023 04:51 PM IST

    Youth Congress protest outside JP Nadda's residence over his comments against Rahul Gandhi 

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    Heavy police presence in Islamabad in view of Imran Khan's court appearance 

  • Mar 18, 2023 04:21 PM IST

    NIA files fifth chargesheet this month against PFI

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  • Mar 18, 2023 04:09 PM IST

    Cops to stand guard outside Imran Khan's residence: Report

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  • Mar 18, 2023 03:59 PM IST

    Biden says Putin war crime charges justified

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    Rajinikanth meets Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai

  • Mar 18, 2023 03:33 PM IST

    Update on internet service suspension in Punjab

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  • Mar 18, 2023 03:09 PM IST

    Internet suspended in Punjab as cops launch operation to arrest Amritpal Singh

    Internet services has been suspended all across Punjab as the police on saturday launched an operation to arrest Khalistani sympathiser Amritpal Singh and his aides. Read more

  • Mar 18, 2023 02:57 PM IST

    Punjab police initiates action against separatist leader Amritpal Singh, aides: Report

    Punjab Police has launched action against Khalistani sympathiser Amritpal Singh and his aides, reports ANI

  • Mar 18, 2023 02:50 PM IST

    Pak police arrest 30 amid tear gas shelling at Imran Khan's house: Report

    After storming former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's residence in the eastern city of Lahore on Saturday, police and arrested 30 people amid tear gas shelling after someone opened fire from the roof of the building, officials said.

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    Maharashtra farmers call off agitation day after CM held discussion with delegation

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    North Korea claims that about 800,000 of its citizens volunteered to join or reenlist in the nation's military to fight against the United States, North Korea's state newspaper reported on Saturday.

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    As Imran Khan was appearing before the Islamabad court in the Toshakhana case, Pakistan police officials entered his Lahore residence in what he termed as an “assault” on his house while his wife “Bushra Begum is alone.”

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    BJP's Bandi Sanjay appears before state women commission for his 'derogatory' remark against K Kavitha

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  • Mar 18, 2023 01:36 PM IST

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  • Mar 18, 2023 01:29 PM IST

    BJP president JP Nadda holds roadshow in Karnataka's Tumakuru

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  • Mar 18, 2023 12:34 PM IST

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    The earthquake occurred today around 9 am (IST), Depth: 50 km, Location: 23 km South of Jorhat, Assam.

  • Mar 18, 2023 12:32 PM IST

    AIIMS Delhi to be equipped with 5G network by June 30

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    A five-member committee has been constituted to expedite the process, said an office memorandum, issued by the director Prof M Srinivas. (ANI)

  • Mar 18, 2023 12:30 PM IST

    PM Modi addresses Global Millets Conference

    “2.5 crore small farmers are directly related to millet. Our mission for Shree Anna is going to be a blessing for these small farmers. Shree Anna market will benefit them and the associated ecosystem. This will also strengthen the rural economy,” he said while inaugurating the Global Millets Conference. (ANI)

  • Mar 18, 2023 11:21 AM IST

    PM Modi arrises in New Delhi's Pusa to inaugurate Global Millets Conference

    PM Narendra Modi arrives at Pusa in New Delhi. PM will inaugurate Global Millets (Shree Anna) Conference here. (ANI)

  • Mar 18, 2023 11:14 AM IST

    India's daily Covid tally spikes as over 800 cases recorded today

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  • Mar 18, 2023 10:58 AM IST

    ED conducts raids at TMC leader's properties over school recruitment scam

    Enforcement Directorate conducting raids at expelled TMC youth wing leader Santanu Banerjee's properties in Hooghly district in connection with school recruitment scam.

  • Mar 18, 2023 10:36 AM IST

    Conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar brought to Delhi court

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  • Mar 18, 2023 09:50 AM IST

    Foreign national detained with 85 cocaine capsules at Delhi airport

    Customs officials seized 85 oval-shaped capsules of cocaine worth nearly 11.28 Crore at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI).

    "Based on specific intelligence, it was found that one Brazil national who departed from Sao Paulo Airport (Brazil) for Dubai and arrived at T-3, IGI Airport, New Delhi was diverted to the green channel for the x-ray of his baggage by the customs officers on duty," customs officials said. (ANI)

  • Mar 18, 2023 09:30 AM IST

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  • Mar 18, 2023 09:02 AM IST

    Earthquake of 4.3 magnitude hits Afghanistan's Fayzabad

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  • Mar 18, 2023 07:46 AM IST

    Last respects being paid to Lt Colonel Vijay Bhanu Reddy who lost his life in chopper crash

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    He lost his life in a chopper crash in Arunachal Pradesh on March 16.

  • Mar 18, 2023 07:25 AM IST

    Visuals from Jammu and Kashmir's encounter spot

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  • Mar 18, 2023 07:23 AM IST

    Rain lashes several parts of National Capital

    A sudden change of weather swathes Delhi as rain lashes several parts of the national capital. Visuals from the India Gate area.

  • Mar 18, 2023 06:34 AM IST

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    About 250 representatives of civil society from G20 countries and other countries will participate in this conference to be held from March 20 to 22.

    The first meeting of the Development Working Group (DWG) under India's G20 Presidency was held in Mumbai on December 13. Members, guest countries and invited international organisations attended the meeting. (ANI)

  • Mar 18, 2023 06:19 AM IST

    India's envoy to UK visits Royal Military Academy

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    Taking to Twitter, India's High Commission in London said, "HC @VDoraiswami visited the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst @BritishArmy on 17 Mar 2023 and had productive discussions with the Commandant Major General Zack Stenning OBE about engagements in the Professional Military Education domain." (ANI)

  • Mar 18, 2023 05:53 AM IST

    WHO slams China for hiding data on Coronavirus' origin

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  • Mar 18, 2023 05:18 AM IST

    Encounter between terrorist, security forces breaks out in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama area

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    According to officials, Pulwama Police and security forces are on the job.

    Taking to Twitter, Kashmir Zone Police said, "#Encounter has started at Mitrigam area of #Pulwama. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice."

    Further details are awaited.


Robust farm growth key driver of FY23 GDP expansion

Updated on Jun 02, 2023 11:20 AM IST

Despite setbacks, such as extreme weather and damage to staples, gross value added (GVA) in agriculture and allied activities grew a targeted 4% for 2022-23

Agriculture continues to be vital for the overall economy. (REUTERS)

‘Islam is safe in India…forget foreign connections’: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Published on Jun 02, 2023 10:52 AM IST

RSS chief said, “The methods of worship are different and there are differences in faiths we believe in but we all belong to the motherland, Bharat.”

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

Sexual favours, groping: 'Read and tell us': Priyanka Gandhi to PM on WFI chief

Published on Jun 02, 2023 10:46 AM IST

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited the protesting wrestlers at Jantar Mantar in April as the wrestlers renewed their protest against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

Priyanka Gandhi with protesting wrestlers at Delhi's Jantar Mantar in April 2023.

Law Commission recommends retention of sedition law in India, proposes changes

Updated on Jun 02, 2023 10:21 AM IST

The Law Commission of India said that “repealing the legal provision can have serious adverse ramifications for the security and integrity of the country”

Activists and jurists have alleged the provision is often misused to muzzle dissent. (Shutterstock)

Telangana to get world's first 3D-printed temple. Find out its features

Published on Jun 02, 2023 10:01 AM IST

The 3D printed temple will be a three-part structure being built in an area of 3,800 square feet.

Prototype of the 3D printed temple(Simpliforge/LinkedIn)

Delhi Police's message to Elon Musk's son has these 'cat' phrases

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Elon Musk said ‘Lil X’ asked whether there are police cats, like police dogs. Delhi Police ventured to clarify.

Elon Musk and his son X Æ A-12.

Morning brief: After Brijendra Singh, BJP's Pritam Munde supports wrestlers

Published on Jun 02, 2023 08:59 AM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Pritam Munde said when a woman makes a complaint as serious as this, it should be considered true without a doubt. (Twitter/@DrPritamMunde)

BJP MP Pritam Munde supports wrestlers as sister Pankaja says this about party

Updated on Jun 02, 2023 09:56 AM IST

Former Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde said the BJP did not belong to her; Sister MP Pritam Munde supported wrestlers' protest.

Statements of BJP's Pritam Munde (left) and Pankaja Munde led to speculations that the Munde sisters were probably upset with the BJP.

'Opposition united amid clampdown': Rahul Gandhi's 2024 poll prediction

Updated on Jun 02, 2023 10:11 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi, in US, accused the Narendra Modi-led BJP government of ‘capturing the democratic institutions of India’.

Rahul Gandhi at the National Press Club on June 1, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images via AFP)

‘Muslim League secular’: Rahul; 'Compulsion to stay acceptable in Wayanad': BJP

Updated on Jun 02, 2023 09:57 AM IST

As Malviya called Rahul Gandhi ‘poorly read, sinister and disingenuous’ for his Muslim League comment, Pawan Khera said, ‘Unpadh ho bhai?’

Rahul Gandhi interacting at National Press Club in Washington DC.

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Number theory: Understanding the political economy of free electricity

Updated on Jun 02, 2023 08:13 AM IST

An HT analysis of data on domestic urban power tariffs for various states and Union territories (UTS) shows that these vary significantly across states.

Analysis of data from the Union power minister's UDAY portal shows that Karnataka power distribution is also the most profitable in the country.(Bloomberg)

Now, Kadapa MP’s father seeks bail in Vivekananda Reddy murder case

Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:39 AM IST

In a petition filed before the special court for CBI cases, Bhaskar Reddy requested that he be granted bail on health grounds, as he has been suffering from heart ailments and hypotension

The Telangana high court on wednesday granted conditional anticipatory bail to YSR Congress party MP from Kadapa Y S Avinash Reddy in Vivekananda murder case. (PTI)

MP Lokayukta launches probe over damage to idols in Mahakal Lok corridor

Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:38 AM IST

The Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta has initiated a probe into the collapse and damage of six out of seven idols installed at the Mahakal Lok corridor at Mahakaleshwar temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain district.

HT Image
By, Bhopal

TDP manifesto a copy of Cong, BJP promises in Karnataka: Jagan

Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:36 AM IST

Jagan released ₹3,923.21 crore under YSR Rythu Bharosa-PM Kisan benefiting 5,230,939 farmers at ₹7,500 each. He also released ₹53.62 crore towards input subsidy to farmers to compensate for crop loss

YSR Congress party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy said the election manifesto of the YSRCP was born out of the issues and difficulties raised by people during his Praja Sankalpa Yatra. (HT Photo)
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