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The Kohinoor diamond as part of the British Monarch’s crown.

'Kohinoor belonged to Lord Jagannath': Odisha organisation after Queen's death

An Odisha-based organisation has claimed the 'Kohinoor' diamond – mounted on Queen Elizabeth II's crown after it was taken away by Britons during their reign over India – belongs to a Hindu deity, Lord Jagannath. A socio-cultural body, Shree Jagannath Sena, has claimed the Kohinoor belonged to Lord Jagannath as it sought President Droupadi Murmu's intervention in bringing back the diamond. It was not handed over immediately.

Rajya Sabha proceedings underway on Thursday. (ANI)

Rajya Sabha: TMC lawmaker’s question about HC judge’s appointment sparks row

Trinamool Congress lawmaker Jawhar Sircar on Thursday cited the objections to LC Victoria Gowri's appointment as Madras high court judge for allegedly making hate speeches against Christians and Muslims and sparked a row in Rajya Sabha. The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea for quashing Gowri's appointment. The Supreme Court earlier granted an urgent hearing granted to the petitions against her appointment. Rajya Sabha chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar referred to the Supreme Court's order over Gowri's appointment.

Union minister of information and broadcasting Anurag Thakur. (File Photo)

79 cases lodged against news channels from 2020 for slanderous programmes: Govt

The Centre has lodged 79 cases from 2020 till now in a bid to take action against private news channels for broadcasting slanderous programmes on news channels by the issuance of advisories, warnings, 'apology scroll' and 'off-air' orders, Union minister of information and broadcasting Anurag Thakur told Parliament on Thursday.

Justice Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri. (ANI)

Aspersions shouldn't be cast on appointment of Victoria Gowri as HC judge: Govt

The government also said aspersions should not be cast on appointment of Victoria Gowri as a judge of the high court, asserting that she has been appointed through a process. Asked by TMC member Jawhar Sircar whether the appointment of Gowri was right even when she has been accused in public of making casteist remarks, of remarks against minorities, Leader of the House Piyush Goyal sought the indulgence of the chair.

Thakur was responding to TMC MP Derek O’Brien’s question in Rajya Sabha. (File image)

Panel report on wrestling sexual harassment charges in 4 weeks: Anurag Thakur

Union youth affairs and sports minister Anurag Thakur on Thursday said the five-member oversight committee appointed to investigate into the allegations levied against Wrestling Federation of India and its president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh will take four more weeks. Thakur was responding to Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament Derek O'Brien's question in Rajya Sabha. In coaching camps, psychologists and mental health professionals are present to provide requisite support and guidance to players.

Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge speaks in the Rajya Sabha during Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, (PTI)

Congress objects to chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar expunging portions from Kharge’s speech

NEW?DELHI:?Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Congress MPs on Thursday objected to chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar expunging words from his speech in the House a day earlier, saying he did not use any unparliamentary phrase in the Rajya Sabha. On Thursday, Kharge and Congress leaders complained that the party president's remarks were expunged at six places .

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the discussion on the Motion of Thanks on the President's address in Rajya Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament.

‘More you throw mud..’: PM's dig at Opposition in Rajya Sabha | Top quotes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday amid sloganeering by members of the Parliament. The Opposition parties continued their attack over the Adani controversy, demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the matter. Parliament session live updates here Here are the top quotes from PM Modi's speech in Rajya Sabha: 1) In last 3-4 years, around 11 crore houses have got tap water connections.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge

‘Khata band…’: PM Modi takes swipe at Kharge over his remark on state visit

Taking a swipe at Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that it is understandable if someone's account is closed due to people becoming aware after so many years. From the beginning of his speech, Narendra Modi launched attacks on Congress for “digging holes” in the nation for six decades. “Their priorities and intentions were different and therefore they never found a permanent solution to any problem,” Kharge added.

JP Nadda, along with Tripura CM, offers prayers at Mata Tripura Sundari Temple in Agartala. (Twitter/bjp)

In photos: Nadda offers prayers at Tripura temple, releases BJP's poll manifesto

Ahead of the release of Bharatiya Janata Party's manifesto for Tripura assembly elections, party president Jagat Prakash Nadda offered prayers at Mata Tripura Sundari Temple in Udaipur town on Thursday morning. He was accompanied by Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha. BJP has reportedly incorporated several new highlights to the manifesto, focusing on the 'development' of the state. BJP has the highest number of candidates in the fray - 55.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi replies to debate on Motion of Thanks in Rajya Sabha.

Language, behaviour of some disappointing for India: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha

Amid sloganeering from Opposition MPs in Rajya Sabha over the controversy linked to billionaire Gautam Adani, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the President presented the vision of 'Viksit Bharat', or developed India in her address to both Houses of Parliament. "Keechad unke paas tha, mere pass gulaal. Jo jis ke paas tha, usne diya uchaal," Modi quoted Manik Verma's poem in response to the allegations opposition parties levelled on him and his government.

State forest minister AK Saseendran has sought a report from the chief wildlife warden. (File representative image)

Farmer who spotted tiger carcass in Kerala’s Wayanad found dead; probe ordered

In a tragic incident, a farmer, who had spotted the carcass of a tiger near his home two weeks back, was found dead in Kerala's Wayanad district, police officials said. Police said he was found dead near his residence in Anbukuthmala by his relatives on Thursday morning. There was palpable tension across Sulthan Bathery area as locals had gathered in large numbers demanding a probe and immediate action against erring officials.

IAS officer Shah Faesal said he supports Gautam Adani.

IAS officer Shah Faesal says 'I respect Gautam Adani' amid Hindenburg row

IAS officer Shah Faesal who resigned from the service in 2019 after the abrogation of Article 370 and joined politics only to fold everything up in 2022 to give another chance to government service recently expressed Shah Faesal's respect to industrialist Gautam Adani. In 2019, he resigned from the service and floated his own political party J&K People's Movement. I never lost hope. My idealism had let me down," Shah Faesal said explaining his return.

Mahua Moitra goes on with her ‘topi’ jibe as index provider MSCI makes changes regarding Adani securities amid the Hindenburg row. (File)

Afternoon brief: Mahua Moitra continues tirade against Adani, and all the latest news

Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. Read more Watch: Gavaskar, Shastri in awe after Shami's scorcher sends Warner's stumps flying in India vs Australia 1st Test Indian pacer Mohammed Shami bamboozled David Warner to earn plaudits from the iconic commentary duo of former Indian cricketers Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar on Day 1 of the 1st Test match between India and Australia at Nagpur.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday presented a resolution in the state assembly expressing condolences to the people who lost their lives in the deadly earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. (File)

Kerala declares 10 crore aid for quake-hit Turkey, Syria

Kerala finance minister K N Balagopal Wednesday announced in the assembly that Kerala will provide Rs 10 crore as earthquake relief for Turkey and Syria where over 7000 people have been killed in a deadly earthquake. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday presented a resolution in the state assembly expressing condolences to the people who lost their lives in the deadly earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

An artist gives final touches to a painting of Gautam Adani, depicting the ongoing crisis of the Adani group, in Mumbai, (AP)

Adani-Hindenburg row: SC to hear pleas on 'conspiracy that tarnished India'

SC agrees to hear on Friday two PILs seeking investigations into Hindenburg Research report on Adani firms. PILs have been filed by advocates ML Sharma and Vishal Tiwari. Both PILs claim Hindenburg hatched a conspiracy by short-selling Adani stocks, causing monumental loss to investors.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi replies to the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address as Congress MP Rahul Gandhi listens to him in the Lok Sabha during Budget Session of Parliament, in Delhi, Wednesday.

Warning! Kamzor dilwale...: Nagaland minister's 'clickbait' on PM Modi’s LS speech

Nagaland state BJP chief Temjen Imna Along on Wednesday shared a clip of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech in Lok Sabha, attacking the opposition over the abrogation of article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, as he cautioned ?weak-hearted? people to not watch the video. ?Warning! Weak-hearted people don't watch this video. Don't say later that I did not warn!? he tweeted in Hindi.

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