Breaking news highlights: Chhattisgarh adds 405 new Covid cases, 6 more deaths

Updated on Jun 29, 2021 12:02 AM IST

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  • Jun 28, 2021 11:06 PM IST

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Ramcharitmanas row: Maurya ‘happy' with debate, daughter says ‘end this matter’

Published on Feb 04, 2023 11:04 AM IST

Despite the controversy triggered by Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya, with his comment on Ramcharitmanas, his daughter Sanghamitra Maurya hopes to get the Lok Sabha ticket from the BJP in next year's election.

BJP MP Sanghmitra Maurya (L) and senior SP leader Swami Prasad Maurya.
BJP MP Sanghmitra Maurya (L) and senior SP leader Swami Prasad Maurya.

Zone of influence limited to area: Jammu official on cracks in Doda houses

Published on Feb 04, 2023 10:12 AM IST

The official earlier said the cracks had started appearing in a house in December last year and have now started to aggravate.

Athar Amin Zargar, SDM Doda, speaks to the media on the cracks developing in the houses, in Doda on Friday.(ANI)
Athar Amin Zargar, SDM Doda, speaks to the media on the cracks developing in the houses, in Doda on Friday.(ANI)

‘For gaining wealth…’: Chidambaram terms Kerala budget ‘Faustian bargain’

Updated on Feb 04, 2023 09:48 AM IST

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram criticised Kerala government's move to impose cess over several items and suggested to impose ‘notional tax’ to tackle with inflation.

Chidambaram asked the state finance minister K N Balagopal to impose “notional taxes” to tackle with inflation in the state.(Hindustan Times)
Chidambaram asked the state finance minister K N Balagopal to impose “notional taxes” to tackle with inflation in the state.(Hindustan Times)
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Hindustan Times wins M.Ad Quiz hosted by Derek O'Brien

Published on Feb 04, 2023 09:30 AM IST

M.Ad Quiz returned in a new avatar after a gap of 10 years.

Quizmaster Derek O'Brien at M.Ad Quiz.
Quizmaster Derek O'Brien at M.Ad Quiz.

Naked woman with ‘mental health’ issues rings doorbells at night in UP's Rampur

Published on Feb 04, 2023 09:03 AM IST

The CCTV footage allegedly showed the woman roaming around the streets of Milak village in Rampur.

The official Twitter handle of Rampur police said that a team has been formed to investigate the matter. (Screengrab/Twitter)
The official Twitter handle of Rampur police said that a team has been formed to investigate the matter. (Screengrab/Twitter)

Morning brief: Around 50 government websites hacked since last year

Updated on Feb 04, 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.

Around 50 government websites have been hacked in 2022-23, Union minister of communication, electronics and information technology Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday told Rajya Sabha.
Around 50 government websites have been hacked in 2022-23, Union minister of communication, electronics and information technology Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday told Rajya Sabha.

Doval to talk blunt to UK NSA over Sikh radicalisation

Updated on Feb 04, 2023 08:49 AM IST

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is expected to convey India's serious concerns over the UK turning a deliberate blind eye towards rise of Sikh radicalisation and anti-India sentiments fueled by Pak Muslims in the country.

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval.
National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval.

Around 50 government websites hacked since last year, over 3 lakh scams averted

Published on Feb 04, 2023 08:23 AM IST

In 2020, 2021 and 2022, there have been around 59, 42 and 50 government website hacks along with six, seven and eight events of data breach respectively, said Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

Hackers use hidden servers to conceal the identities of systems from where they conduct attacks and compromise the computer systems. (REUTERS)
Hackers use hidden servers to conceal the identities of systems from where they conduct attacks and compromise the computer systems. (REUTERS)
BySnehashish Roy

IAF to procure indigenous transport aircraft under 'Make in India' drive

Published on Feb 04, 2023 05:50 AM IST

The MTA, to be used for various roles of a transport aircraft, would have a cargo carrying capacity of between 18 to 30 tonnes, the IAF said on Friday.

A file photo of armed version of C-295 medium lift transport aircraft.
A file photo of armed version of C-295 medium lift transport aircraft.
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BREAKING: Earthquake of 4.3 magnitude strikes Afghanistan

Updated on Feb 04, 2023 10:40 AM IST

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Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.

Six associates of Jaish terrorists held in J&K’s Kulgam

Updated on Feb 04, 2023 04:52 AM IST

During their interrogation, the associates disclosed that they were tasked with targeting security forces, panchayat representatives and members of minority communities, a police spokesperson said in a statement.

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested six associates of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists from Pulwama with a huge cache of arms and ammunition. (ANI/Twitter)
Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested six associates of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists from Pulwama with a huge cache of arms and ammunition. (ANI/Twitter)
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Acquitted in gang rape case, man now arrested for murder

Updated on Feb 04, 2023 02:19 AM IST

Vinod, 35, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly murdering an auto-rickshaw driver on January 26. He, along with Ravi and Rahul, was convicted and sentenced to death by a Delhi court in February 2014.

 Vinod, 35, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly murdering an auto-rickshaw driver on January 26.
Vinod, 35, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly murdering an auto-rickshaw driver on January 26.

Centre clears 5 judges after prod from Supreme Court

Updated on Feb 04, 2023 12:50 AM IST

Those elevated to the Supreme Court are justices Pankaj Mithal (Rajasthan high court chief justice), Sanjay Karol (Patna high court chief justice), PV Sanjay Kumar (Manipur high court chief justice), Ahsanuddin Amanullah (Patna high court judge), and Manoj Misra (Allahabad high court judge).

 The new judges are expected to be sworn in on Monday by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud.
The new judges are expected to be sworn in on Monday by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud.

House hit again as Opposition converges on Adani row

Updated on Feb 04, 2023 12:54 AM IST

When their notices were rejected, Opposition parties resorted to slogans and protests, prompting adjournments and delays in discussing the President’s speech.

Leaders of 16 Opposition parties met on Friday morning to chalk out a common strategy and later submitted adjournment notices in both Houses to suspend other business and discuss the extent of exposure of State Bank of India (SBI) and Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to the Adani Group.(ANI)
Leaders of 16 Opposition parties met on Friday morning to chalk out a common strategy and later submitted adjournment notices in both Houses to suspend other business and discuss the extent of exposure of State Bank of India (SBI) and Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to the Adani Group.(ANI)
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DIPAM has a target of 94,000 crore in FY24 sans disinvestment of BPCL

Published on Feb 04, 2023 12:24 AM IST

The government expects ₹94,000 crore in revenue from disinvestment and dividends in the next financial year, as per Budget projections

DIPAM has a target of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>94,000 crore in FY24 sans disinvestment of BPCL
DIPAM has a target of 94,000 crore in FY24 sans disinvestment of BPCL
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