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Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot (right) with former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot. (File image)

'Sachin Pilot a Gaddar… 10 crore was distributed': Ashok Gehlot

Ashok Gehlot's angst against Sachin Pilot is out in the open again. In one of the sharpest criticism of the fellow Congress leader, the Rajasthan chief minister on Thursday called Pilot a “gaddar" (traitor), during an interview with NDTV. Gehlot also attacked Pilot for not apologising to the party's high command over the revolt in 2020. Gehlot alleged that Pilot had met in Delhi with two senior Union ministers.

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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Pak brides of Bhatkal and their wait for citizenship

Months after a Pakistani woman entered India illegally through Nepal, forged Jeevani's identity to live with her boyfriend in Bengaluru and was later arrested, the police are in the process of deporting her back, an officer privy to the matter said on Tuesday. While Jeevani was sent to the custody of Foreigners Regional Registration Officers, there are several Pakistani women staying in coastal Karnataka's Bhatkal after legally marrying in India.

Jim Skea, co-chair, Working Group III, IPCC

IPCC report to pull together key climate crisis facts: Jim Skea

New Delhi: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world's largest body of climate experts, will release a synthesis report next month. The report is expected to provide information on historical responsibility for global warming and consumption patterns, Jim Skea, co-chair, Working Group, IPCC, and professor of sustainable energy at Imperial College London, said in an interview. It doesn't introduce any new information, but will draw out connections between the previous reports.

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