A host of incidents involving aircraft developing snags have been reported in the last 24 hours, of which three are from one company alone – SpiceJet. Aircraft of two other carriers, Vistara and IndiGo, also experienced issues in this period. The Gurugram-headquartered SpiceJet, in particular, has seen at least nine incidents due to technical malfunctioning in just the last 18 days; this includes the three incidents that took place on Tuesday.
Hours after two newly elected Congress councillors and Delhi unit vice president Ali Mehdi joined the AAP on Friday, Ali Mehdi apologised to the Congress leadership with folded hands and said it was a mistake. The Ghar Wapsi was staged at 2am as Mustafabad ward councillor Sabila Begum's husband Haji Khushnood Khan met Congress Rajya Sabha MP Imran Pratapgarhi assuring that Sabila Begum will remain in the Congress.
The facial recognition system which chief minister M K Stalin launched last year for police to identify criminals has stirred a controversy after a Chennai motorist tweeted about being checked at night, sparking concerns over collecting personal data and the right to privacy. Several users pointed out the Orwellian system and asked if this was even legal.
Top updates The Cyclone Warning Centre at Visakhapatnam, in its bulletin said under the influence of Mandous, heavy to very heavy rains are likely to occur at some places over Nellore, Tirupati, Annamayya and Chittoor districts, while heavy rains will be witnessed in Prakasam, Kadapa and Satya Sai districts on Saturday. Squally weather with wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph prevailed on Friday afternoon at several places.
The Sahebganj district police in Jharkhand did not submit its charge sheet against rural development minister Alamgir Alam and Pankaj Mishra, an aide of chief minister Hemant Soren, to ?save? the two politicians in a case related to alleged irregularities in the tender of a toll plaza, the high court has noted.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party will contest at least 25 out of 40 seats in the Mizoram assembly elections expected to be held next year, a senior state AAP leader said on Friday. AAP Mizoram organising secretary Joseph Biakthianghlima said the party established its base in Mizoram in April this year and has been enrolling members since then across the state.
The Enforcement Directorate on Friday filed a charge sheet against four people including an IAS officer in a Raipur court in money laundering case linked to the alleged extortion of an illegal levy from coal and mining transporters in Chhattisgarh. ED's counsel Saurabh Pandey said the charge sheet named Indian Administrative Service officer Sameer Vishnoi, coal trader Suryakant Tiwari, his uncle Laxmikant Tiwari and businessman Sunil Agrawal as accused.
"There are plans to release Pakistani actor Fawad Khan's Pakistani film ' The Legend of Maula Jatt' in India. It is most infuriating that an Indian company is leading this plan. Following Raj Saheb's orders we will not let this film release anywhere in India," Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Ameya Khopkar tweeted.
Rainfall battered several regions of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh on Friday as the cyclonic storm approaches. News agency ANI reported that devotees visiting Tirupati Venkateswara Temple in Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh, faced several problems starting from hampered darshan to difficulty in reaching hotels as rain hit the city in the southern state under the influence of Cyclone Mandous. Low-lying areas of the temple, including the premises, reportedly witnessed waterlogging, making it tough for devotees to commute from their hotels.
Remarks on army: Bajrang Dal seeks Farooq's unconditional apology The bench, which has now posted the plea for passing the orders on Tuesday, said, "Two things, which you will have to do now. One, in pursuance of the SB III which were held in October for male officers, no male officer shall be posted until their (women) SB III is complete."
Over 8,000 Indians are currently imprisoned in foreign jails and out of these 4,389 are lodged in Gulf countries, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said on Friday. This comes after the case of eight former naval officers who were detained in Doha again came into the spotlight.
As cyclonic storm Mandous expected to make landfall past midnight approaches the Tamil Nadu coast, Chennai international airport cancelled more than a dozen flights and the state government shut down parks and announced the suspension of bus services in 15 districts two hours before the storm reaches the coast. By 5.30pm on Friday, Mandous lay centred about 170km south-southeast of Chennai and 135 km southeast of Mamallapuram. Mandous, pronounced 'man-dous' is an Arabic word.
Here are today's top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. 1.6 million Indians renounced citizenship since 2011; 183,000 this year: Govt More than 1.6 million Indians have renounced their citizenship since 2011, including 183,741 this year, minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan told the Lok Sabha on Friday. Drinking water comes with multiple health benefits.
Pakistan's federal government has appointed an official on an ad hoc basis for a period of three months to handle the affairs of the landmark Kartarpur Corridor. The four-kilometre-long the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak in Pakistan's Punjab province, Kartarpur Corridor links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Punjab. The corridor allows Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit one of their holiest sites, situated in Pakistan, without a visa.
Swedish foreign trade minister Johan Forssell who discussed the India-EU FTA with commerce minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday, said a trade deal “based on trust and friendship” will be a priority for the Swedish presidency of the 27-member bloc.
Around 1,100 Indian students are currently in Ukraine and most Indian nationals pursuing medical education in the Eastern European country had returned home since the conflict began in February, minister of state for external affairs Meenakshi Lekhi said on Friday. Lekhi also outlined steps taken by the National Medical Commission to help students in Ukraine affected by the conflict. Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than 22,500 Indian nationals left the Eastern European country.