No impact on NDA if Shiv Sena, others form third front, says Ramdas Athawale

Updated on Feb 20, 2022 11:29 PM IST

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  • Feb 20, 2022 11:02 PM IST

    No impact on NDA if third front formed: Ramdas Athawale

    No affect to the NDA if Shiv Sena and other parties form a third front, Union minister Ramdas Athawale said. This comes after Telangana CM KCR met his Maharashtra counterpart and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray earlier in the day. KCR also met NCP chief Sharad Pawar amid his call to form an anti-BJP third front ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Read here.

  • Feb 20, 2022 08:39 PM IST

    Families of Indian Embassy officials in Ukraine asked to move back

    Families of Indian Embassy officials in Ukraine have been asked to move back to the country.

  • Feb 20, 2022 08:25 PM IST

    As last resort to keep war at bay, France and Russia hold talks on Ukraine crisis

    French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed in a call on Sunday on the need to find a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis,  and take all useful actions to avoid escalation, Reuters reported on Sunday quoting Macron’s office.

  • Feb 20, 2022 07:50 PM IST

    Everything leading up to Russia's Ukraine invasion seems to be taking place, Reuters quotes US Secy of State

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that everything that's happening on the ground in Ukraine, including the announcement of an extension of military exercises by Russia and Belarus, suggest the world is on the brink of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to Reuters. Read here.

  • Feb 20, 2022 07:33 PM IST

    Covid-19: Mumbai logs 167 new cases, no new deaths reported

    Mumbai reports 167 fresh infections, 286 recoveries, & zero deaths today; Active cases stand at 1,511

  • Feb 20, 2022 06:57 PM IST

    EC restores maximum limit on star campaigners; 40 for national/state parties, 20 for others

    With decrease in Covid-19 cases, ECI has decided to restore maximum limit on number of star campaigners with immediate effect- 40 for national/state parties, 20 for other than recognised parties. List of additional star campaigners can be submitted to ECI latest by 5pm on Feb 23.

  • Feb 20, 2022 06:35 PM IST

    Delhi: 570 new Covid-19 cases, positivity rate dips to 1.04%

    Delhi has recorded 570 new cases and 4 deaths on Covid-19 in 24 hours. With 730 new recoveries, the active cases stand at 2,545, and the positivity rate is now down to 1.04%.

  • Feb 20, 2022 05:28 PM IST

    Queen Elizabeth tests positive for Covid-19, reports Reuters

    The 95-year-old monarch recently met his son Prince Charles who has tested positive for Covid-19. Quoting the royal sources, the news agency says that the Queen is asymptomatic so far.

  • Feb 20, 2022 04:37 PM IST

    Leave Ukraine if not necessary, India's advisory to its citizens amid Russian invasion threat

    The Indian government has issued an advisory to its citizens in Ukraine amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis. The government has advised Indians to leave Ukraine as the threat of Russian invasion persists.

  • Feb 20, 2022 03:48 PM IST

    Massive fire erupts at a market area of Bokajan in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district

    A massive fire broke out in the market area of Bokajan in Karbi Anglong district. It is suspected that the fire broke out due to a short circuit. The fire tenders reached the spot and no casualty reported so far.

  • Feb 20, 2022 03:03 PM IST

    Anti-BJP front: Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao meets Maha CM Uddhav in Mumbai

  • Feb 20, 2022 12:48 PM IST

    Veteran TMC leader and Bengal minister Sadhan Pande dies at Mumbai hospital: CM Mamata Banerjee

  • Feb 20, 2022 10:13 AM IST

    Rajasthan: Eight people died after their car fell off into the Chambal river in Kota

  • Feb 20, 2022 10:11 AM IST

    Pakistan: Three cops injured in grenade attack 

    Three policemen were injured in a hand-grenade attack at a police station in Pakistan’s Peshawar city, reports ANI.

  • Feb 20, 2022 09:32 AM IST

    India reports 19,968 new Covid cases in last 24 hours, deaths up at 673

    India logs 19,968 fresh Covid-19 cases and 673 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active cases stood at 2,24,187, accounting for 0.52% of the total infections, reports ANI.

  • Feb 20, 2022 07:54 AM IST

    FIR filed against IRS officer Sameer Wankhede for forgery

  • Feb 20, 2022 07:30 AM IST

    Tripura bans political programmes on school premises 

    Tripura's Education department has issued an order putting restrictions on political rallies,  and programmes on School premises during School hours, reports ANI. 

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4 years after rape, murder of Latvian tourist in Kerala, 2 held guilty: Report

Published on Dec 02, 2022 12:05 PM IST

Latvian tourist rape, murder: The body was found weeks after she had gone missing in 2018.

(Representational/ file photo)
(Representational/ file photo)

Mercedes GLB SUV and EQB electric car launch today: Live and latest updates

Published on Dec 02, 2022 11:35 AM IST

Mercedes-Benz India is all set to expand its SUV lineup today and the GLB and its all-electric counterpart in EQB are set for official debut.

The EQB is the all-electric version of Mercedes GLB (right) which is also going to be launched with it. Mercedes is targeting an audience which desires three-rows of seating space in an SUV body shape.
The EQB is the all-electric version of Mercedes GLB (right) which is also going to be launched with it. Mercedes is targeting an audience which desires three-rows of seating space in an SUV body shape.

Anand Mahindra impressed by 6-seater cycle, says can act as 'tour bus' in Europe

Published on Dec 02, 2022 11:07 AM IST

The vehicle can accommodate six persons in total and cost between ₹10,000 and Rs. 12,000.

Since being shared on Thursday, the clip has garnered more than five lakhs views on Twitter.
Since being shared on Thursday, the clip has garnered more than five lakhs views on Twitter.

In ISRO spy case, top court sets aside Kerala HC order on pre-arrest bail for 5

Published on Dec 02, 2022 11:01 AM IST

The 1994 spy case pertains to alleged framing of former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan.

The Supreme Court of India. (ANI)
The Supreme Court of India. (ANI)

Sidhu Moose Wala murder: Mastermind Goldy Brar detained in California

Updated on Dec 02, 2022 10:49 AM IST

Satinderjit Singh alias Goldy Brar, a Canada-based gangster, took responsibility for the killing of Sidhu Moose Wala on behalf of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang

Sidhu Moose Wala was killed in May. (Redferns)
Sidhu Moose Wala was killed in May. (Redferns)

'Experience like no other': Bear Grylls on details on Zelensky show, meeting him

Published on Dec 02, 2022 10:43 AM IST

The Ukraine war is now in its tenth month, yet there is no end in sight.

Bear Grylls shared photos on Twitter of his visit to Kyiv, Ukraine's capital city.
Bear Grylls shared photos on Twitter of his visit to Kyiv, Ukraine's capital city.

Satyendar Jain met wife at ‘restricted places’ in Tihar: Report

Published on Dec 02, 2022 10:37 AM IST

A report of a committee, formed by the L-G, claims Satyendar Jain used the jail account cards of other inmates to buy fruits for himself. The Delhi government has questioned the validity of the report and the inquiry committee.

The inquiry committee in its report claimed Satyendar Jain frequently held 'court' in his room with co-accused in the money laundering case in which he was arrested.
The inquiry committee in its report claimed Satyendar Jain frequently held 'court' in his room with co-accused in the money laundering case in which he was arrested.

Goldy Brar, labelled as mastermind in Moosewala murder, detained: Sources

Published on Dec 02, 2022 10:08 AM IST

Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead near his home in May in Punjab's Mansa district.

Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala. (File)
Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala. (File)

India ready to take its place at global top tables, UN told

Published on Dec 02, 2022 09:50 AM IST

During the press briefing, when asked about UNSC reforms and India's permanent seat at the security council, Kamboj said, "India is ready to take its place at the global top tables as a country that is willing to bring solutions to the table.

UN Ruchira Kamboj.(ANI)
UN Ruchira Kamboj.(ANI)

26/11 attacks exposed weakness in decision-making: Ex-Cabinet secretary

Published on Dec 02, 2022 09:17 AM IST

In his recently released book ‘As good as my word’, Chandrasekhar faulted the situation following the creation of the post of National Security Adviser (NSA) in 1998

A view of the Taj Hotel, one of the terror attack sites in Mumbai. (PTI file photo)
A view of the Taj Hotel, one of the terror attack sites in Mumbai. (PTI file photo)

Morning brief: Paresh Rawal's 'cook fish for Bengalis' speech draws flak

Published on Dec 02, 2022 08:58 AM IST

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

Bollywood actor and former BJP MP Paresh Rawal.(PTI)
Bollywood actor and former BJP MP Paresh Rawal.(PTI)

Gandhinagar-Mumbai Vande Bharat Express hits cattle, 4th incident in 2 months

Published on Dec 02, 2022 08:38 AM IST

After a brief halt, the train resumed journey at 6.35pm.

Vande Bharat Express rams into cattle in Gujarat.(HT_PRINT)
Vande Bharat Express rams into cattle in Gujarat.(HT_PRINT)

‘Will you cook fish for Bengalis?’ Paresh Rawal's Gujarat speech draws flak

Updated on Dec 02, 2022 11:08 AM IST

As Paresh Rawal campaigned in Gujarat before the first phase of the election, he said gas prices will come down eventually but ‘what will you do with gas cylinders? Cook fish for Bengalis?’ – as he was speaking about border security.

Paresh Rawal's mention of Bengalis in his campaign speech before the 1st phase polling in Gujarat triggers social media outrage.
Paresh Rawal's mention of Bengalis in his campaign speech before the 1st phase polling in Gujarat triggers social media outrage.

'Can there be crasser comment': Congress reminds PM remark on Manmohan Singh

Published on Dec 02, 2022 08:15 AM IST

Congress's reaction came after the BJP intensified its attack on the grand old party over Mallikarjun Kharge's 'Ravan' jibe at Prime Minister Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with former PM Manmohan Singh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with former PM Manmohan Singh.

HT interview: Data bill in line with global practices, says Vaishnaw

Updated on Dec 02, 2022 08:09 AM IST

Union minister says carve-outs in India’s new privacy bill are consistent with Constitution provisions

Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw (HT file)
Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw (HT file)
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