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Updated on Mar 29, 2023 10:25 PM IST

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  • Mar 29, 2023 10:25 PM IST

    Imran Khan files plea against non-bailable warrants issued in judge threat case

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday filed a plea in the sessions court against non-bailable arrest warrants issued against him in the female judge threatening case.

  • Mar 29, 2023 09:31 PM IST

    Delhi reports 300 new Covid cases, 2 deaths in 24 hours

    Delhi recorded 300 fresh Covid-19 cases and two deaths on Wednesday, according to a bulletin issued by the Delhi Health department.

  • Mar 29, 2023 08:48 PM IST

    ‘Trying for deal on Russia-held nuclear plant’: IAEA chief

    The chief of the UN atomic watchdog said on Wednesday he was working on a compromise security plan for the Moscow-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant and warned of increased military activity around it, reported AFP.

  • Mar 29, 2023 08:09 PM IST

    9 flights diverted from Delhi to Jaipur 

    In view of the poor weather conditions in Delhi-NCR, nine flights have been diverted to Jaipur airport.

  • Mar 29, 2023 07:22 PM IST

    Rajasthan HC acquits all accused in deadly 2008 Jaipur blasts

    The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday acquitted four men who were given the death sentence by a lower court for the 2008 serial Jaipur blasts that killed 71 people and slammed the investigating agencies over their "shoddy investigation".

  • Mar 29, 2023 06:44 PM IST

    Students' protest in front of VC's office over TSPSC paper leak

    Students' protest in front of VC's office over Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) paper leak at Kakatiya University in Warangal.

  • Mar 29, 2023 05:48 PM IST

    Britain’s King Charles and his wife Camilla arrive in Germany

    Britain’s King Charles and his wife Camilla arrive at Berlin airport for a three-day state visit to Germany. Charles and Camilla were received with military honours by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Buedenbender at Berlin’s landmark, the Brandenburg Gate, reported Reuters.

  • Mar 29, 2023 03:49 PM IST

    ‘Several thousands’ to lose job at Disney in April

    Entertainment giant Disney, which announced in February it will lay off as many as 7,000 employees, will do so in three rounds, according to an internal memo sent by CEO Bob Iger that got leaked, with the second phase, scheduled for April, set to be ‘larger’ than the other two. Read more

  • Mar 29, 2023 03:12 PM IST

    ‘Siyaya’, 3-yr-old cheetah brought from Namibia, gives birth to 4 cubs

    The three-year-old female Cheetah 'Siyaya' translocated to India from Namibia on 17th September 2022 gave birth to four cubs around five days ago. The cubs are safe in a pre-release enclosure. (ANI)

  • Mar 29, 2023 02:19 PM IST

    Pune Lok Sabha MP Girish Bapat passes away; tributes pour in

    Pune member of Parliament in Lok Sabha Girish Bapat (74) passed away on Wednesday afternoon, city BJP unit chief Jagdish Mulik said. Read more

  • Mar 29, 2023 01:05 PM IST

    Pioneering artist Vivan Sundaram dies at 79

    Vivan Sundaram, one of India's pioneering multidisciplinary artists, breathed his last on Wednesday morning. He was 79.

    "Vivan Sundaram passed away this morning at 9.20 am. Further details of the cremation as decided will be communicated to you shortly," read a note issued by Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT), of which Sundaram was a founding trustee.

  • Mar 29, 2023 10:54 AM IST

    NCP leader Mohammed Faizal's Lok Sabha membership restored ahead of SC hearing

    Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on a petition by NCP MP Mohammed Faizal, the Lok Sabha Secretariat revokes its order on his disqualification.

  • Mar 29, 2023 10:14 AM IST

    India reports 2,151 fresh Covid-19 cases, highest since October last year

    India on Wednesday reported 2,151 fresh Covid-19 cases, highest since October last year.

  • Mar 29, 2023 10:11 AM IST

    Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhu meets Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann at the latter's residence in Chandigarh

  • Mar 29, 2023 09:14 AM IST

    Mathura admin makes e-rickshaw registration mandatory from April 1 for benefit of pilgrims

    The district administration in the temple town of Mathura has made the registration of e-rickshaws mandatory in a bid to prevent exploitation and harassment of pilgrims by operators, PTI reported.

  • Mar 29, 2023 08:01 AM IST

    Election Commission to announce Karnataka assembly election schedule at 11.30am

    The Election Commission of India (ECI) will today announce the schedule of the Karnataka assembly election due in May this year. The poll panel has issued an invite to announce the election schedule at 11.30 am.

  • Mar 29, 2023 07:58 AM IST

    In Hoshiarpur, Amritpal Singh, Papalpreet Singh escape Punjab Police again

    Pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh and his mentor Papalpreet Singh reportedly once again dodged the Punjab Police after a massive search operation was launched in a Hoshiarpur village late on Tuesday night to arrest them. 

  • Mar 29, 2023 06:40 AM IST

    Magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolts Afghanistan's capital Kabul 

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter Scale hit 85km East of Kabul, Afghanistan today at 5:49 am IST: National Centre for Seismology

  • Mar 29, 2023 06:25 AM IST

    Mass leave announced by doctors in Rajasthan; medical services to be affected

    Medical services are likely to be seriously affected in Rajasthan on Wednesday with the government doctors and faculty members of medical colleges announcing to go on one-day mass leave in solidarity with private doctors agitating against the Right to Health Bill.

  • Mar 29, 2023 06:17 AM IST

    ‘I will be killed in…’: Atiq Ahmed's brother allegedly threatened by 'officer'

    Khalid Azim alias Ashraf Ahmed, the brother of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and one of the seven persons who have been acquitted in the 2006 Umesh Pal kidnapping case, claimed he has been threatened by an officer that he will be killed in two weeks. Read more

  • Mar 29, 2023 05:57 AM IST

    Pakistan, China to join SCO security officials’ meeting on March 29 virtually

    China and Pakistan will participate virtually in a meeting of national security advisers (NSA) and top security officials of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to be hosted by India on March 29, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.


LIVE: Railways spent much less on replacing old tracks than CAG estimated

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 05:59 AM IST

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KCR lays foundation of 15-storied BRS office complex at Kokapet

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:59 AM IST

The Bharat Bhavan will function as a comprehensive training facility for party workers, providing access to information from all corners of the country.

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao lays the foundation stone for 'Bharat Bhavan', at Kokapet, on Monday. (ANI)
By, Hyderabad

22-year-old BDS student dies by suicide in Telangana, say Police

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:58 AM IST

Police say, the students after seeing thick smoke emanating out of her room, raised an alarm, and with the help of hostel staff forcibly opened door to find the woman fallen on the ground with 90% burns

Police say, the BDS student, who was staying at her hostel opposite the medical college, had not come out of her room since Sunday morning. (Getty Images)

Several MoUs signed at Global Investors Summit materialising, says Jagan

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:57 AM IST

The officials also revealed that an additional 38 companies are expected to commence operations in Andhra Pradesh by January 2024, with 30 more companies following suit by March 2024.

These projects will bring <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>8.85 trillion investments, resulting in employment to 129,650 people (PTI)
By, Hyderabad

Seven killed, 20 injured as a tractor overturns, plunges into canal in Guntur

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:55 AM IST

The incident took place at Vatticherukur village, when a group of around 40 people were travelling to Jupudi village of Chebrolu block in a tractor to attend a family function

The Guntur police have registered a case and investigating the matter. (Getty Images)
By, Hyderabad:

Wild tusker Arikomban tranqualised in Tamil Nadu, to be left deep into forests

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:54 AM IST

The rice-loving elephant had strayed into human habitats and ration shops, created a chaos that earned him the nickname Arikomban

Forest officials transporting 'Arikomban' the wild elephant, at Idukki district in Kerala on April 29, 2023. (AFP)
By, Chennai

Odisha train accident: In new circular, railways calls for ‘double locking arrangements’

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:45 AM IST

The Railways also directed that a safety drive should be launched immediately with special focus on all ‘goomties’ (rooms along tracks) housing signalling equipment within station limits

A worker inspects the newly restored track at the accident site of a recent three-train collision near Balasore, about 200 km (125 miles) from the state capital Bhubaneswar in the eastern state of Odisha, on June 5, 2023. Passenger and freight trains were running again on June 5 at the site of India's deadliest train disaster in decades, which officials said was caused by failures linked to signal systems. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP) (AFP)
By, New Delhi

Days after Odisha train accident, desperate search for kin continues

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 03:17 AM IST

Odisha chief secretary Pradeep Jena said the government was making progress, with 170 of the 275 bodies identified, a number that was 88 on Sunday evening.

Hospital staff carry a victim's coffin who died in the Odisha train accident. (AFP)
ByDebabrata Mohanty, Balasore

Odisha train accident: Trains back on track, NDRF ends operation

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:41 AM IST

Train services resumed on both lines at Balasore's Bahanaga Bazaar in India on Monday following a fatal train accident that killed 275 people. The first train ran on the "down line" at 10:40 pm on Sunday night, while the "up-line" resumed at 00:05 hours on Monday. Normal traffic movement has resumed but trains are travelling at low speeds of around 10 kilometres per hour. The restoration process was carried out by sleeper rakes, poclain machines, tower cranes and over a thousand personnel.

Porters carry goods collected from the mangled coaches at the triple train mishap site where over 270 people died and more than 1000 injured, near Bahanaga Bazar in Balasore district, Monday. (PTI)
ByDebabrata Mohanty, , Balasore/kolkata

Odisha train accident: 48 hours later, Assam man found alive under rubble

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:54 AM IST

The call for help was feeble, weak from injury and dehydration, coming from a thick bush next to an upturned coach of the Coromandel Express.

Dulal Mazumdar from Assam survived the Odisha train accident.
ByDebabrata Mohanty, Balasore

Govt to recast flagship PMKSY into smart irrigation scheme

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:54 AM IST

India's Jal Shakti ministry plans to revamp the flagship Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojana to achieve a 20% increase in on-farm water-use efficiency, freeing up nearly 50 BCM of water, according to details seen by HT. The move will aid the country in reaching the micro-irrigation potential of covering 70 million hectares through higher use efficiency technologies amid a worsening groundwater crisis.

The PMKSY will be repurposed to achieve a goal of “20% conservative increase in on-farm water-use efficiency over and above the existing 35% use efficiency”, according to details seen by HT. (ANI)
By, New Delhi

Odisha train accident: CBI probe may look at error in interlocking system, sabotage

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:37 AM IST

CBI will look at all possible reasons behind the horrific three-train crash in Odisha’s Balasore district last week, officials said.

A worker inspects the newly restored track, in Odisha’s Balasore district on Monday. (AFP)
By, Debabrata Mohanty, New Delhi/balasore

Posters asking Muslim traders to leave surface in Uttarakhand

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:32 AM IST

According to people aware of the matter, the Purola main market roughly consists of 650-700 shops and of these, around 30-40 are run by the Muslims.

The posters surfaced two days after members of right wing outfits held protests in Barkot (HT)
By, Dehradun

China in focus as Singh meets US defence secretary

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:23 AM IST

India and China have held 18 round of talks to ease tensions along the LAC but outstanding problems at Depsang and Demchok are still on the negotiating table

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh receives the US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin III on his arrival to inspect the Tri-Services Guard of Honour, at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
ByRahul Singh

We raised issue of climate justice with world: PM Modi on World Environment Day

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:22 AM IST

The PM asserted that as India is investing unprecedentedly in its infrastructure, it is focussing equally on the environment.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addresses an event celebrating World Environment Day, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi
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