Aniruddha Dhar

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IAF's Mirage-2000 pilot dead in crash; 2 Sukhoi-30 pilots eject safely | Top 10

IAF fighter jets crash in Madhya Pradesh: Morena district collector Ankit Asthana said debris of both aircraft fell in the Pahargarh area of the district. Some debris also fell in the Bharatpur area in Rajasthan.

People gather near the wrecked remains after a Sukhoi-30 and Mirage 2000 aircraft crashed near Morena, Madhya Pradesh, on Saturday. (ANI)
People gather near the wrecked remains after a Sukhoi-30 and Mirage 2000 aircraft crashed near Morena, Madhya Pradesh, on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 06:43 PM IST

CM Shivraj Chouhan's tweet after IAF's Sukhoi-30, Mirage-2000 crash

Defence minister Rajnath Singh was briefed by chief of air staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari on the crash of two IAF aircraft, defence sources said.

The wreckage IAF fighter planes which crashed during an exercise, at Pagadgarh in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district, Saturday.(PTI)
The wreckage IAF fighter planes which crashed during an exercise, at Pagadgarh in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district, Saturday.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 01:03 PM IST
By, New Delhi

IAF's Sukhoi-30, Mirage-2000 crash near MP's Gwalior; one pilot dead

The Sukhoi-30 and Mirage-2000 aircraft had taken off from the Gwalior air base in Madhya Pradesh where an exercise was going on.

The aircraft crash site.(HT photo)
The aircraft crash site.(HT photo)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 01:48 PM IST

Kharge's letter to Amit Shah even as Mehooba joins Rahul Gandhi's yatra

On Saturday, Rahul Gandhi resumed his Bharat Jodo Yatra from Awantipora in Pulwama district, a day after cancelling it in Anantnag district after the party alleged security lapse.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi entered Kashmir on Friday, (Waseem Andrabi /HT)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi entered Kashmir on Friday, (Waseem Andrabi /HT)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 10:43 AM IST
By, New Delhi

BBC documentary row: 'Power outage', ‘azadi’ slogans at Presidency University

According to SFI members, the power outage at Presidency University was an attempt by the university authorities to stop the screening of the documentary series.

Members of SFI raised slogans at Presidency University in Kolkata on Friday evening, (ANI)
Members of SFI raised slogans at Presidency University in Kolkata on Friday evening, (ANI)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 09:25 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Tyre Nichols' police beating videos released: What do they show

At one point, Tyre Nichols cries, “Mom! Mom!” After the beating, several officers stood around talking while he lay motionless on the ground.

Police officers look at Tyre Nichols, who was pulled over while driving and died three days later, in this screen grab from a video released by Memphis Police.(via REUTERS)
Police officers look at Tyre Nichols, who was pulled over while driving and died three days later, in this screen grab from a video released by Memphis Police.(via REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 08:39 AM IST

BBC documentary: DU seeks police help; screening planned at Madras University

The Delhi University administration said it will not allow the BBC documentary. The university's proctor Rajni Abbi said the administration's permission had not been sought.

Students at Delhi University's north campus.(HT file photo)
Students at Delhi University's north campus.(HT file photo)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 12:58 PM IST
By, New Delhi

At -20 degrees, Sonam Wangchuk begins fast to 'save Ladakh', posts video

Posting a video on Friday, Wangchuk said he could not go Khardung La as roads were blocked due to heavy snowfall.

Sonam Wangchuk on a five-day climate fast to “save Ladakh” on the rooftop of HIAL in Phyang on Thursday.
Sonam Wangchuk on a five-day climate fast to “save Ladakh” on the rooftop of HIAL in Phyang on Thursday.
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 01:33 PM IST
By, New Delhi

PM Modi still popular? Who will win if Lok Sabha election is held today?

On the NDA government's biggest failure, 25 per cent of the respondents said it was price rise, while 17 per cent think it is unemployment.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 02:35 PM IST
By, New Delhi

BBC documentary screened at Jadavpur University; ‘Kashmir Files’ in Hyderabad

The screening of BBC documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ in Jadavpur University was reportedly held without any interference from the police or the administration.

SFI screened BBC documentary at the University of Hyderabad on Thursday. (@SfiHcu/Twitter)
SFI screened BBC documentary at the University of Hyderabad on Thursday. (@SfiHcu/Twitter)
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 10:46 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Agra: Girl,4, killed as several houses collapse amid excavation work

Agra Police said the excavation work was going on in a dharamshala in Tila Maithan locality near Agra City Railway Station. But six houses and one temple were collapsed due to its impact.

Six residential buildings collapsed during basement excavation work in Agra's Dhuliya Ganj.(ANI)
Six residential buildings collapsed during basement excavation work in Agra's Dhuliya Ganj.(ANI)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 02:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Made-in-India weapons, ‘nari shakti’ dominate Republic Day parade | 10 facts

Republic Day 2023: On the occasion of the 74th Republic Day of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi donned a multi-coloured Rajasthani turban this year to symbolise the country's diversity.

Glimpses of the flypast during the Republic Day Parade 2023 at Kartavya Path in New Delhi. (ANI/ PIB)
Glimpses of the flypast during the Republic Day Parade 2023 at Kartavya Path in New Delhi. (ANI/ PIB)
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 05:49 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Republic Day 2023 parade: Navy's IL-38 aircraft makes first and last flypast

The IL-38SD aircraft was decommissioned on January 17, 2022, after completing 44 glorious years of service to the nation.

Ilyushin Il-38SD aircraft of the Indian Navy,(ANI)
Ilyushin Il-38SD aircraft of the Indian Navy,(ANI)
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 12:14 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Watch: In a first, Indian field guns used for 21-Gun Salute on Republic Day

The vintage artillery with 25-pounder guns, which traditionally fired the thundering ceremonial 21-Gun Salute during the Republic Day celebrations, were replaced by 105 mm Indian field guns.

For the first time, the gunners of 8711 Field Battery (Ceremonial) presented the traditional 21 Gun Salute by indigenously made 105 mm Indian Field Guns on the occasion of Republic Day 2023.(Source: @adgpi ·)
For the first time, the gunners of 8711 Field Battery (Ceremonial) presented the traditional 21 Gun Salute by indigenously made 105 mm Indian Field Guns on the occasion of Republic Day 2023.(Source: @adgpi ·)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 11:57 AM IST

India reacts to vandalisation of temples in Australia: ‘Attempts to sow hatred’

The Indian high commission said the incidents signal that pro-Khalistan elements are stepping up their activities in Australi.

Graffiti sprayed on Iskon's Albert Park temple. (Source: Twitter/@austhindu)
Graffiti sprayed on Iskon's Albert Park temple. (Source: Twitter/@austhindu)
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 09:39 AM IST
By, New Delhi

On Republic Day, Indian soldiers patrol border at last post amid freezing cold

For the jawans of the Indian Army, below-minus temperatures in the Kashmir Valley do not hamper their enthusiasm and their zeal is always high however tough the situation may be.

An Indian Army jawan patrols at the last post at an altitude of 7,200 feet amid heavy snowfall.(ANI)
An Indian Army jawan patrols at the last post at an altitude of 7,200 feet amid heavy snowfall.(ANI)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 08:36 AM IST
By, New Delhi

74th Republic Day today: Spectacular parade on Kartavya Path | 10 points

Republic Day 2023: Around 65,000 people are expected to witness the parade on January 26, for which they can register through a QR code.

A contingent of the Egyptian military marches past during the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day Parade 2023 on Kartavya Path in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)
A contingent of the Egyptian military marches past during the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day Parade 2023 on Kartavya Path in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 07:03 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Will post another…’: Mahua Moitra now shares part 2 of BBC documentary on PM

Last week, Mahua Moitra and another TMC MP Derek O'Brien shared the link to the controversial documentary and vowed to fight against "censorship".

Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra.(PTI file)
Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra.(PTI file)
Updated on Jan 25, 2023 02:46 PM IST

Imran Khan's party leader Fawad Chaudhry ‘arrested’ from home

The arrest was made shortly after Fawad Chaudhry publicly criticised the Pakistan government for plotting to arrest the country's former prime minister and PTI chief Imran Khan.

File photo of leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party Fawad Chaudhry.(AP)
File photo of leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party Fawad Chaudhry.(AP)
Updated on Jan 25, 2023 09:33 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Swati Maliwal reacts as Ram Rahim cuts cake with sword, video goes viral

Tweeting the video, chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Swati Maliwal said for such acts, a case is registered under the Arms Act.

Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim is seen “celebrating” by cutting a cake with a sword.(Source: Twitter)
Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim is seen “celebrating” by cutting a cake with a sword.(Source: Twitter)
Published on Jan 25, 2023 08:46 AM IST
By, New Delhi

BBC documentary row: Power cut at JNU; students allegedly attacked | 10 points

JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh alleged that ABVP pelted stones during the screening on mobile phones, and a police complaint has been filed.

Students stand outside the JNUSU office alleging that the JNU administration has cut off electricity supply to prevent the screening of BBC documentary on Tuesday, (PTI)
Students stand outside the JNUSU office alleging that the JNU administration has cut off electricity supply to prevent the screening of BBC documentary on Tuesday, (PTI)
Updated on Jan 25, 2023 06:31 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Ashneer Grover amid mass layoffs: 'I've never had to fire people because…'

In his latest LinkedIn post, Ashneer Grover said he has always hired "considerately".

Ashneer Grover was one the investors on Shark Tank India season 1.(File)
Ashneer Grover was one the investors on Shark Tank India season 1.(File)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 11:08 PM IST
By, New Delhi

JNU cancels screening of BBC documentary on PM Modi: 'May disturb peace'

The move comes after the Centre had issued directions for blocking multiple YouTube videos and Twitter posts sharing links to the documentary 'India: The Modi Question'.

JNU administrative building.(HT file)
JNU administrative building.(HT file)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 11:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'People are watching judges…': Kiren Rijiju amid Centre vs judiciary tussle

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju's statement comes in the midst of frequent run-ins between the government and the judiciary over the Collegium system.

Union minister of law and justice Kiren Rijiju.(ANI file)
Union minister of law and justice Kiren Rijiju.(ANI file)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 10:05 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Congress reacts after Digvijaya Singh's surgical strikes remarks spark row

The Congress on Monday distanced itself from the comments made by its senior leader Digvijaya Singh on the 2016 surgical strikes and said the views expressed by him “are his own” and “do not reflect the position" of the party.

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh (File)
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh (File)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 07:09 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘No proof’: Digvijaya Singh questions 2016 surgical strike; BJP hits back

Addressing a public meeting in Jammu, Digvijaya Singh said the Centre was yet to place a report on the 2016 surgical strike or the 2019 Pulwama terror attack before Parliament.

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.(File)
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.(File)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 04:33 PM IST

TMC's Derek O'Brien says Twitter deletes post on BBC's PM Modi documentary

Sharing a screenshot of a mail from Twitter, which said his tweet was deleted on the request of the Indian government claiming it violated laws in India, Derek O'Brien termed it as “censorship”.

Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien.(Arvind Yadav/HT file Photo)
Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien.(Arvind Yadav/HT file Photo)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 02:01 PM IST

‘Wrestlers' sexual abuse charges serious… Report in 8-10 days': Yogeshwar Dutt

Yogeshwar Dutt said if the allegations are false, it should be investigated what was the motive behind them.

Yogeshwar Dutt is part of the IOA committee to probe fellow wrestlers' sexual harassment allegations against WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.(Getty file Images )
Yogeshwar Dutt is part of the IOA committee to probe fellow wrestlers' sexual harassment allegations against WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.(Getty file Images )
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 12:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Scoot flight, which left behind flyers at Amritsar, replies after DGCA notice

Claiming that 17 passengers were affected, Scoot Airlines said “they were not informed by their travel agent about the change in time”.

The Scoot Airline flight was scheduled to depart at 7.55pm but it took off at 3pm. (File pic)(File pic)
The Scoot Airline flight was scheduled to depart at 7.55pm but it took off at 3pm. (File pic)(File pic)
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 12:19 PM IST

BJP claims Swati Maliwal dragging case ‘drama’, ‘fake sting'; DCW chief reacts

Swati Maliwal had alleged that she was molested by a drunk man while on an inspection at night and dragged for 10-15 metres by his car outside AIIMS with her hand stuck in the vehicle's window.

In a video clip going viral on social media, DCW chief Swati Maliwal is seen being harassed by a car driver and he drags her with his car after she takes a hold of him.(Source: Twitter)
In a video clip going viral on social media, DCW chief Swati Maliwal is seen being harassed by a car driver and he drags her with his car after she takes a hold of him.(Source: Twitter)
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 10:53 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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