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UP’s 36 more students return from Manipur

Uttar Pradesh's state government has brought back 98 of the 136 students from Manipur due to ongoing unrest, with a target of returning the remaining 38 by Thursday. All students are being taken care of, with food and transportation provided.

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2023 05:55 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Nitin Gadkari gets threat calls; NIA team launches probe in Nagpur

The calls were allegedly made by a murder convict, Jayesh Pujari alias Kantha, who was arrested from a jail in Belagavi, Karnataka.

Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari.
Published on May 09, 2023 09:43 PM IST

Supreme Court upholds bail to Pinjra Tod activists; dismisses Delhi Police appeal

The Delhi Police had approached the top court to set aside the HC decision as besides discussion on bail, it questioned the various provisions of UAPA

The trio are facing provisions under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). (Representative file image)
Updated on May 02, 2023 02:20 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

UP Civic elections: BJP expels rebel candidates in Varanasi

The BJP has expelled 36 of its workers in Varanasi, including regional vice president of BJP minority wing .

UP Civic elections: BJP expels rebel candidates in Varanasi (Pic for representation)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 06:48 PM IST
By, Varanasi

Proclamation notice issued against Arsh Dalla, Hardeep Nijjar

The court of special CBI-cum-NIA judge Rakesh Kumar Gupta issued the proclamation notice under Section 82 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), asking for the appearance of the accused by May 18

Terrorists Arshdeep Singh, alias Arsh Dalla, and Hardeep Singh Nijjar (in picture), are believed to be operating from Canada. (HT)
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 12:45 AM IST
ByMohit Khanna, Mohali

Development taking place at fast pace in state capital: BJP MLA Rajeshwar Singh

Rajeshwar Singh said before 2014, discrimination, casteism and nepotism were at their peak in the state.

BJP MLA Rajeshwar Singh (HT FILE)
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 01:12 AM IST
By, Lucknow

In Eid message, al Qaeda threatens to avenge killing of Atiq Ahmad

Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent has threatened attacks on India to avenge the murder of Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf last Saturday.

Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf were shot dead on April 15. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 22, 2023 06:37 AM IST

SC grants Akhil Gogoi bail in UAPA case after HC sets aside his discharge

Gogoi was arrested in December 2019 for his alleged Maoist links following his participation in protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act

Assam lawmaker Akhil Gogoi. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 09:18 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

UPSRTC Board Meet: 100 electric buses for Lucknow, maternity privileges for women employees

These buses will have to cover at least 250 km per day and to aid their movement, 10 electric vehicle charging stations will be set up at separate locations in Lucknow

100 electric buses for Lucknow (Pic is for representation)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 01:24 AM IST
By, Lucknow

London High Commission violence: NIA takes over case; Khanda, Gurcharan & Jasvir named suspects

The NIA has taken over investigations into the March 19 violence and dishonour of the Indian National Flag by Sikh extremists at the Indian High Commission in London. A case has been registered against the suspects under various sections of the IPC and UAPA. The incident has strained relations between India and the UK, with the Modi government seeking strict action against the suspects, including Avtar Singh aka Khanda, whose parents were part of the ISI-sponsored terrorist movement in Punjab.

According to inputs received from Delhi Police, the Home Ministry handed over the investigations to NIA on April 13 after the Special Cell registered a case on the incident on March 23 on the basis of a complaint filed by a London High Commission official present during the time of violence. (AP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 12:55 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Terror funding case: Delhi court sends Bishnoi to NIA custody for a week

Special Judge Shailendra Malik passed the order in an ‘in-chamber proceeding’ on an application moved by the NIA

Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi. (HT File photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 12:44 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi

SC grants bail to Akhil Gogoi in UAPA case but refuses to discharge him

The Supreme Court affirmed the revival of a UAPA case against Akhil Gogoi in connection with the violence during the protests against CAA in 2019.

Akhil Gogoi, Raijor Dal president and MLA from Sibsagar, Assam, was released by the NIA court in connection with a case related to anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests. (PTI)
Published on Apr 18, 2023 11:09 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh government provides tap water connection to 1 crore rural families

By 2024, the state government has set the target of providing tap water to more than 2.65 crore rural families.

Uttar Pradesh is the first state in the country to provide 40,000 tap connections daily. (For representation)
Updated on Apr 15, 2023 12:57 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Sukhbir Badal terms NSA, UAPA as ‘black laws’, wants them scrapped

Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention for the repeal of these ‘black laws’ in the light of their adverse impact on the country’s image as the world’s largest democracy.

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal paying obeisance at Takhat Sri Damdama Sahib on the occasion of ‘Baisakhi’ in Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda District on Friday. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Updated on Apr 15, 2023 12:50 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

UP govt to organise Khelo India University Games next month

The Uttar Pradesh government will host the Khelo India University Games for the first time in May, with events in four cities. The 10-day multisport event will be launched on May 5.

The Khelo India University Games will be held in four cities of Uttar Pradesh. (For Representation)
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 10:54 PM IST
By, Lucknow

NIA to take over Kerala train fire case: Officials

The accused, identified as one Sharukh Saifi, who also suffered burn injuries, was slapped with murder charges on Friday under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code by a district session court in Kozhikode. He was charged with murder in a case filed by the railway police

NIA officials inspect the Alappuzha-Kannur Executive Express train after fire incident (PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2023 04:30 PM IST

Goa: State election commission announces polls in two municipal councils

The voting for the two councils will take place on May 5 and the counting and declaration of results will be on May 7, according to state election commissioner W V Ramanamurthy, who announced the polls at a press conference on Saturday

Municipal polls are not held on party lines in Goa (Representative Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 07:17 PM IST
ByGerard de Souza

Kerala: Man who set co-passengers on fire charged with murder

The 27-year-old accused who, according to police, confessed to the crime, was also remanded in police custody for 11 days by a local court.

National Investigation Agency officials inspect the Alappuzha-Kannur Executive Express train, in Kozhikode district. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 04:52 AM IST
By, Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala train fire suspect hospitalised

State director general of police Anil Kant said it is not possible to arrive at a terror link without interrogating him in detail and police will decide whether to slap the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) or not only after the interrogation

Police personnel during an investigation into the train fire incident, in Kozhikode. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:30 AM IST
By, Thiruvananthapuram

Elgar Parishad case: NIA court rejects Gautam Navlakha’s bail plea

The Bombay high court had last month directed the special court to hear Navlakha’s bail plea again after noticing that the previous order, rejecting his bail plea, did not contain proper reasoning and the analysis for the rejection of the plea.

Navlakha was arrested on August 28, 2018, for his alleged involvement in the case. He was released after an order from the Delhi high court on October 1, 2018. He was again arrested on April 14, 2020, after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by all courts, including the Supreme Court. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 06, 2023 11:10 PM IST

Train fire suspect brought to Kerala by road; undergoing medical examination

Man suspected of starting fatal train fire in Kerala brought back from Maharashtra, currently undergoing medical examination before police questioning.

The suspect of Kerala train fire was brought back by road on Thursday morning.(Twitter)
Published on Apr 06, 2023 02:52 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Animesh Chaturvedi

‘Guilt by association’ is problematic. Review it

The reversal of decisions made in a set of 2011 judgments takes a hyper-technical view of the law that is divorced from ground realities

It is the prerogative of the court to interpret the provision of law and, if necessary, read down those provisions to bring it in line with constitutional norms. The Supreme Court order reverses well-laid norms in safeguarding the interest of the citizens (Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 07:10 PM IST
ByK Ch

Delhi HC directs Centre to respond on pendency of NIA cases in special courts

The MHA has been directed to file its response within six weeks. The matter has been listed for April 28.

The High Court in July 2022 had called for a status report on the progress of the NIA cases.(Mint)
Updated on Feb 09, 2023 07:19 PM IST

‘Siddique Kappan’s release reminder that…’: Tharoor attacks Centre on UAPA

Tharoor said Kappan's case underlined his position that the amended UAPA - the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act that allows the government to detain individuals indefinitely and without charge - is a 'menace to democracy'.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Feb 04, 2023 12:41 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

‘Our children…they are proud’: Journalist Siddique Kappan's wife on his release

Siddique Kappan's wife Raihana and their three children – Muzammil (19), Zidhan (14) and Mehnaz (9) – have waited for 28 months to see him walk out of the jail. Kappan's mother died during this period.

Lucknow: Journalist Siddique Kappan with his wife Raihana and son Muzammil following his release from the Lucknow District Jail, in Lucknow, Thursday, Feb 2, 2023. (PTI Photo/Nand Kumar)(PTI02_02_2023_000063B)(PTI)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 06:38 PM IST

Booked under UAPA, Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan walks out of UP jail

Kappan was arrested while on his way to cover the Hathras gangrape in 2020.

Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan along with his family members.(HT)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 12:01 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Centre imposes ban on Jaish offshoot PAFF for terror acts

The move came a day after the home ministry banned The Resistance Front, an offshoot of Lashkar-e-Taiba, for carrying out terror activities in Kashmir.

The government on Friday also declared Arbaz Ahmad Mir, an LeT operative who currently is based in Pakistan, as an “individual terrorist” under the fourth schedule of UAPA.
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 04:54 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

Jaish commander’s two-storey house razed in J&K's Pulwama

Ashiq Nengroo was designated a terrorist by the Centre in April this year under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for allegedly running a terror network from Pakistan.

Officials said the two-storey house was built on state land in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 11, 2022 04:43 AM IST
By, Srinagar

SC to hear Maharashtra's appeal against GN Saibaba's acquittal today

The Supreme Court website said the matter was listed for hearing on Saturday, usually a holiday at the apex court, at 11 am by a bench of justices MR Shah and Bela M Trivedi.

Former Delhi University professor GN Saibaba with his wife Vasantha Kumari outside the Nagpur Central Jail. (PTI file)
Updated on Oct 15, 2022 12:00 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Evening brief: Centre set to ban PFI under UAPA, 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.

Activists of Popular Front of India (PFI) block Kazhakootam - Kovalam bypass during their protest against the raid by NIA on the PFI party offices in Kerala, in Thiruvananthapuram. (PTI)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 04:58 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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