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PM Modi at launch of the National Logistics Policy

‘Pehle kabootar chodte the…’: PM Modi on cheetah project at logistics policy launch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that there was a time when people used to release pigeons and now the country released cheetahs into the wild. Earlier in the day that coincided with Modi's 72nd birthday, the PM released eight cheetahs brought from Africa's Namibia in the Kuno National Park of Madhya Pradesh under a landmark project seven decades after the animal was declared extinct in the country.

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray.

Stones thrown at Aaditya Thackeray's convoy, Sena leader alleges 'conspiracy'

Stones were thrown at Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray's car last night during a meeting in Maharashtra's Aurangabad, party leader Ambadas Danve said Wednesday. The incident occurred in the village of Mahalgaon during Thackeray's Shivsanvad Yatra, when his program clashed with Ramabai Ambedkar birth anniversary celebrations, news agency ANI said. Danve claimed the stones were thrown by 'anti-social' elements in order to create a rift between the two groups.

Union minister Smriti Irani with BJP MP Jagdambika Pal during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

Smriti Irani arrives in Rajasthan for daughter's wedding

Union Minister Smriti Irani arrived in Rajasthan from Delhi on Wednesday morning for the wedding of her daughter Shanelle Irani. The wedding functions will be held at the 15th-century Khimsar Fort on Wednesday and Thursday with family members and close friends in attendance. Surrounded by sand dunes, the Khimsar Fort, which is now a heritage hotel, belongs to BJP leader Gajendra Singh.

Rahul Gandhi's speech at Parliament on Tuesday led to a controversy as the BJP now seeks action against him.

Take action against Rahul Gandhi: BJP MP on allegations against PM Modi

Day after Rahul Gandhi's speech in Parliament loaded with allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP MP Nishikant Dubey on Wednesday wrote to the Lok Sabha Speaker to move a breach of motion against Rahul Gandhi. Some of the remarks were later expunged from the record. "If you show posters, they will show posters of the Rajasthan chief minister (with Adani). Parliament is not for these things," Speaker Om Birla said.

In the present year, 126 fake news instances were debunked. (Representative file image)

PIB fact check unit busted 1,160 fake news cases since 2019: Govt to Lok Sabha

The fact check unit of the Press Information Bureau busted 1,160 cases of false information since its inception in November 2019, union minister for information & broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur in reply to the Lok Sabha said on Tuesday. In 2019, 17 fake news were busted by the fact check unit, rising to 394 cases busted in 2020. In 2021, 285 instances of fake news were debunked, growing to 338 instances in 2022.

People walk past a collapsed building in Malatya, Turkey.

India planning to send sixth C-17 to quake-hit Turkiye and Syria

New Delhi: India is planning to send a sixth C-17 heavy lift transport aircraft with relief material and medicine to help earthquake hit Turkiye today with the aircraft carrying humanitarian aid flying a circuitous route via Iran as Pakistan does not give permission to Indian military aircraft. Equipment includes hand and power tools, lighting equipment, air-lifting bags, chainsaw, angle cutters, rotary rescue saw, victim location equipment, life detectors, etc.

Eighteen scientists led by Bengaluru’s National Centre for Biological Sciences conducted the study. (HT PHOTO)

India needs strategy for conserving landscapes humans, wildlife share: Study

India needs a biodiversity strategy that includes conserving landscapes that humans and wildlife share since only 15% of the country's top conservation priority areas are covered under the protected area network, a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Sustainability has recommended. Eighteen scientists led by Bengaluru's National Centre for Biological Sciences conducted the study, which was published on Monday. They have called for providing crucial ecosystem services such as carbon and water.

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., applaud.

Morning brief: Joe Biden says will act if China threatens US sovereignty, 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. 'Make no mistake' US will act if China threatens its sovereignty, says US President Joe Biden growing tension with China over a suspected spy balloon, Joe Biden Amidst said that the United States will act to protect if Beijing threatens its sovereignty.

Butchibabu Gorantla has worked as the personal auditor of many incuding Kavitha.

CBI arrests Hyderabad's CA, former aide of KCR's daughter, in Delhi liquor case: Report

The CBI on Wednesday arrested Butchi Babu Gorantla, a Hyderabad-based chartered accountant for his alleged role in the formulation and implementation of the Delhi excise policy, news agency ANI reported. Butchubabu Gorantla is believed to be a former aide of Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao's daughter MLC Kavitha whose name has already been dragged into the case. This is not the first time that the CA's name has come up in the case.

File photo of Aaftab Poonawala and Shraddha Walkar. (HT Photo)

Dubai woman Aaftab's friend: 10 things Shradhha murder case chargesheet reveals

Law books, warm clothes in jail for Aftab, Shraddha Walkar murder accused 3. Aaftab kept Shraddha's body parts in the refrigerator. The chargesheet said Aaftab earlier tried to mislead the police by giving false statements that he burnt her body piece and crushed the bones and thrown away the powder. Aaftab used the'Blinkit' App to buy trash bags, cleaning materials etc. 7. Aaftab also bought dry ice.

Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra brought birthday caps to the Lok Sabha on Tuesday and as she was speaking she took one of those out and said the country has been 'topi-pehnau-ed' by certain Mr A.

Mahua Moitra says Mr A 'topi-pehnau-ed' govt; 'How his son's father-in-law...'

Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra on Tuesday raised the Adani issue in her motion of thanks on the President's Address in the Lok Sabha and launched a scathing attack on the government. As her speech saw protests and interruptions by the treasury benches, Mahua concluded her speech saying everybody wonders whether the Ambani, the Chinese or JP Morgan is behind her. “Nobody is behind Mahua, Mahua is behind the truth,” the MP said.

The Election Commission of India has approved the ‘two leaves’ symbol for AIADMK. (ANI)

How BJP brokered EPS-OPS truce ahead of Erode bypoll

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate from the Edappadi Palaniswami faction, KS Thennarasu on Tuesday filed his nomination papers for the Erode East Assembly bypoll even as the Bharatiya Janata Party officially announced its support to the party. Thennarasu, the candidate of Edappadi Palaniswami faction filed papers on the last day of the nomination after the O Panneerselvam faction opted out of the race.

As of now, police have registered a community services register (CSR) based on his complaint and not filed an FIR, according to reports. (Representative Photo)

TN governor’s staff assaults cab driver; probe on: Police

A cab driver was allegedly assaulted by Tamil Nadu governor R N Ravi's personal staff, police said on Tuesday, adding a probe has been started in the matter. A video of the incident shared on social media shows the driver and Thirugnana Sambandam, advisor of media and communication to the governor involved in a heated argument. Sambandam is heard asking the cab driver to stop recording the video and delete it. The driver had objected when Sambandam made him stop at multiple locations.

“The writ petition was filed first before the single judge bench of the high court, which transferred the case to CBI. The government went to the division bench which on Monday said that the petition was not maintainable and refused to grant protection. There is a grave urgency. If the CBI enters the investigation, everything will fail,” Dave said. (ANI)

T’gana govt moves Supreme Court in MLAs’ ‘poaching’ case

The Telangana government on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the state high court's order transferring the investigation ? into a case related to the alleged attempts to poach four Bharat Rashtra Samithi lawmakers into the Bharatiya Janata Party ? to the Central Bureau of Investigation , an official privy to the development said.

Police use water cannons to disperse protesters, in Kerala. (Agencies)

Clashes erupt in parts of Kerala as Cong protests 2 cess on fuel

The Opposition Congress on Tuesday intensified its agitation against the state government's proposal to introduce ?2 cess on petroleum products and clashed with the police at several places across the state. In Kottayam district, Congress president Nattakom Suresh sustained injuries after a clash with police. Later, the district unit president alleged that the police pelted stones and attacked him without any provocation. Similar protests were reported from Thirssur, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram.

Former CM of Kerala and senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy (HT)

State medical board to monitor Chandy’s health, likely to be airlifted to B’luru hospital

In the evening it was decided that Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy, 79, who is undergoing treatment for pneumonia will be airlifted to Bengaluru hospital on Wednesday. Health minister Veena George added chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan asked her to visit the ailing Congress leader. Chandy was hospitalised on Monday. A section of Congress workers and Chandy's relatives complained he was not getting proper treatment. His relatives alleged they were not allowed to meet him. The former chief minister will be airlifted to Bengaluru hospital on Wednesday.

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