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Evening brief: Mamata Banerjee on demolition drive in Delhi's Jahangirpuri, and all the latest news

Here are today's top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. 'We don't want to bulldoze…:' Mamata on demolition drive in Delhi's Jahangirpuri West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday slammed the demolition drive in Delhi's Jahangirpuri conducted by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation as part of its anti-encroachment drive.

Nipun Goel and Nikunj Goel scored 100 and 99.998 percentile, respectively, in JEE Main 2023.

JEE Main result 2023: UP twins ace exam, say helped each other prepare

Nipun Goel and Nikunj Goel, the twins from Uttar Pradesh's Hapur district, on Tuesday scored 100 and 99.998 percentile, respectively, in the Joint Entrance Examination (Main), the results which they said brought them a step closer to achieving their dream of studying computer science at an Indian Institute of Technology. It was a good learning experience as they studied under a roof, and scored similar marks in school exams, the brothers said.

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Madras HC judge takes oath after legal drama

Advocate LC Victoria Gowri taking over as a judge followed unexpected twists over the previous 24 hours that witnessed an urgent hearing granted to the petitions against her appointment; a swearing-in scheduled on the cusp of the proceedings; the constitution and re-constitution of SC benches; and finally, the suspense around an expedited hearing.

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Adani issue roils Parl as Rahul leads Oppn push

New Delhi Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday used the discussion on the President's speech to attack the Centre over the sharp rise in the fortunes of the Adani Group, linking State foreign visits to global gains made by the tycoon, even as treasury benches hit back, asking for proof and blaming the Congress for past scams. This included members from the Trinamool Congress, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Bahujan Samaj Party and Communist Party of India.

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Key G20 meet to be held in Rashtrapati Bhavan complex

India will host the G20 foreign ministers' meeting at a large hall within the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex as the initial choice of venue ? the convention centre at Pragati Maidan ? will not be ready in time for the meet next month, people familiar with the matter said. The construction of the ?2,700-crore Pragati Maidan redevelopment project started in July 2018 and was to be completed by the end of 2020.

Satish Chandra Verma and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal argued in court that the governor couldn’t block the bills which were unanimously passed by the state assembly. (high court website)

HC notice to governor’s office in Raipur on 2 quota bills : Advocate general

?The Chhattisgarh high court has sought a reply from the secretariat of the Governor of Chhattisgarh during the hearing of a writ petition that challenged the alleged delay in the grant of assent to two bills related to reservations that were sent by the state government to governor Anusuya Uike's office. Chhattisgarh's advocate general Satish Chandra Verma and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal argued in court that the governor couldn't block the bills which were unanimously passed by the state assembly.

External affairs minister S Jaishankar met UK foreign secretary James Cleverly.

Daily brief: Jaishankar, UK counterpart discuss bilateral ties; and all the latest news

Here are today's top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. UK counterpart James, Jaishankar Cleverly discuss bilateral ties External affairs minister S Jaishankar and his UK counterpart James Cleverly reviewed bilateral relations and India's G20 presidency during a phone conversation on Tuesday. Cleverly called Jaishankar ahead of his expected visit to India to attend a meeting of G20 foreign ministers during March 1-2.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (HT Photo)

'TMC only party who can provide alternative to BJP': Mamata Banerjee in Tripura

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asserted that Mamata Banerjee's is the only party that can oust the double engine government of the BJP, and provide the people of the country with an alternative to the saffron camp. Two years ago, our party leaders and activists were attacked, their vehicles vandalized. Some of them were illegally put behind the bars.

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi speaks in the Lok Sabha at the Motion of Thanks on the President's address during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Tuesday.

‘PM Modi should get gold medal’: Rahul Gandhi on foreign policy, Adani interests

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that India's foreign policy under the BJP-led ruling dispensation has aligned with the interests of billionaire industrialist Gautam Adani. Gandhi cited the example of Australia, saying Prime Minister Modi's visited that country and with "magic" USD 1 billion was given to Adani by the State Bank of India.

External affairs minister SJaishankar met UK foreign secretary James Cleverly in New York in October 2022 (Dr. S. Jaishankar Twitter)

Jaishankar, UK counterpart James Cleverly discuss bilateral ties

NEW?DELHI:?External affairs minister S Jaishankar and his UK counterpart James Cleverly reviewed bilateral relations and India's G20 presidency during a phone conversation on Tuesday. Cleverly called Jaishankar ahead of his expected visit to India to attend a meeting of G20 foreign ministers during March 1-2. This was the first contact between Jaishankar and Cleverly since a two-part BBC documentary on the 2002 sectarian violence in Gujarat triggered a controversy in India.

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi speaks in the Lok Sabha at the Motion of Thanks on the President's address during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Rahul Gandhi's allegations against PM Modi baseless, shameless, says BJP

Accusing Rahul Gandhi of making baseless, shameless and reckless allegations against BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Congress itself was involved in "big scams" which "tarnished" the image of the country. Prasad also referred to the National Herald case and the AgustaWestland scam case to attack the Gandhi family. "Corruption and giving protection to the corrupt have been the history of Rahul Gandhi and his family," Prasad said.

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Rahul Gandhi shows PM Modi's poster with Adani in LS, Speaker reacts - WATCH

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi attacked prime minister Narendra Modi and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Parliament Wednesday on multiple issues, including the controversy surrounding industrialist Gautam Adani. During his fiery speech Gandhi claimed close links between the prime minister and Adani, and showed a photograph of the two together, prompting Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla to warn the Congress leader 'BJP will retaliate... will show poster of Rajasthan CM'.

Turkish authorities said more than 2,600 emergency health and rescue personnel from 45 countries had been deployed by Tuesday in areas hit by the quake and its aftershocks. (Twitter/DrSJaishankar)

India sends 4 flights with rescue teams, field hospital to Turkey

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday sent specialist search and rescue teams with dog squads, an army mobile hospital team and relief materials in two military heavy lift aircraft to Turkey, where the death toll continued to rise following Monday's massive earthquake. More than 50 search and rescue personnel from the National Disaster Response Force, specially trained dog squads, drilling machines, relief material, medicines and other equipment were despatched on a C-17 Globemaster aircraft early on Monday.

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi speaks in the Lok Sabha during Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023.

‘Of course, I can’: Rahul Gandhi as BJP opposes naming top official in Lok Sabha

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday questioned the Agniveer scheme for recruiting defence personnel claiming that youths aspiring to be in the army were not on the same page as the government. He alleged that Agniveer Yojana didn't come from the Army but was "coerced" by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union home ministry and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

Gowri was the first to take oath among four others as additional judges administered by the acting chief justice, T Raja. (ANI image)

Greatest responsibility: Justice Victoria Gowri on becoming Madras HC judge

Advocate Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri took oath on Tuesday as an additional judge of the Madras high court while the Supreme Court was also hearing a case against her elevation citing her alleged hate speeches against minorities. The Supreme Court however, dismissed the petition. Why? She thanked the Chief Justice of India, DY Chandrachud, the former and present chief justices of the Madras high court, the legal fraternity of the Madurai benches and her husband.

Northern army commander lieutenant general Upendra Dwivedi (Twitter Photo)

'China's aggression to be met with…': Army commander

The Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh is being dominated by physical patrolling and technical means, said Northern army commander lieutenant general Upendra Dwivedi on Tuesday, adding any aggressive attempts by the Chinese will be met with an appropriate response. The Northern army commander said that the forces faced newer challenges after the abrogation of Article 370 in the Jammu and Kashmir and Galwan conflict.

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