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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee conferred with DLitt by St Xavier’s University

Published on Feb 06, 2023 05:22 PM IST

In January 2018, the state-run Calcutta University conferred an honorary DLitt on the chief minister in recognition of her social service

Banerjee proposed a chair in the honour of St Mother Teresa at the university. (Facebook | Mamata Banerjee)
Banerjee proposed a chair in the honour of St Mother Teresa at the university. (Facebook | Mamata Banerjee)

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates HAL helicopter factory in Karnataka's Tumakuru

He also unveiled a light utility helicopter which was made in the latest helicopter factory.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates HAL helicopter factory in Karnataka's Tumakuru
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates HAL helicopter factory in Karnataka's Tumakuru
Published on Feb 06, 2023 05:17 PM IST

Patients say facing years-long wait at Delhi govt hospitals for routine tests

Such is the patient load at government hospitals in the Capital that the average waiting time for certain tests can be three to four years

A queue at G B Pant Hospital in New Delhi. (HT Archive)
A queue at G B Pant Hospital in New Delhi. (HT Archive)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 05:00 PM IST

Food festival with 29 countries begins next week in Delhi

The New Delhi Municipal Council is organising a food festival that will feature the cuisines of G20 member countries on February 11 and 12 at Talkatora Stadium, the civic body said on Sunday

NDMC officials said the theme of the G20 food festival will be “Taste the World” and “International Year of Millets”. (PTI)
NDMC officials said the theme of the G20 food festival will be “Taste the World” and “International Year of Millets”. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 05:00 PM IST

LG made mockery of governance: Sisodia

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said more than 700 government schools do not have principals and are being managed by vice-principals

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference at his residence on Mathura Road in New Delhi on Sunday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference at his residence on Mathura Road in New Delhi on Sunday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:58 PM IST

Under Op Akraman-4, Haryana Police arrest 1,116 criminals, register 573 FIRs

Special drive carried out on Sunday was the fourth in a series of intelligence-driven statewide crackdowns against illegal activities

Haryana Police carried out a special drive against criminals on Sunday and conducted simultaneous raids, leading to the arrest of 1,116 accused and registration of 573 first information reports (FIRs) under the IPC, NDPS, Arms and Excise Acts. (Representational photo)
Haryana Police carried out a special drive against criminals on Sunday and conducted simultaneous raids, leading to the arrest of 1,116 accused and registration of 573 first information reports (FIRs) under the IPC, NDPS, Arms and Excise Acts. (Representational photo)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:52 PM IST

Tigress found dead in Uttarakhand’s Nainital district: Official

KR Arya, range officer in Ramnagar forest division said, “Forest patrolling staff spotted the carcass at reserve forests near Paniyali village on Sunday evening”

This is the third tiger death in Corbett landscape in the last one month. (Representative file image)
This is the third tiger death in Corbett landscape in the last one month. (Representative file image)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:48 PM IST

Jalandhar’s Shahbaz steps up for Ironman Triathlon in NZ

Banker doubles up for ultimate test of human endurance at event in Taupo, New Zealand, in March as he trains in running, cycling and swimming

Shahbaz Singh Samra, 31, who had taken up running only for fitness in 2017, is now gearing up the Full Ironman event in Taupo, New Zealand, next month. (HT file photo)
Shahbaz Singh Samra, 31, who had taken up running only for fitness in 2017, is now gearing up the Full Ironman event in Taupo, New Zealand, next month. (HT file photo)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:37 PM IST
ByShalini Gupta

Official in Bihar’s Madhubani goes missing, kidnapping case registered: Police

Rajesh Kumar Mishra, a DPO posted in Madhubani, mysteriously disappeared from Ahiyapur in Muzaffarpur

A case under section 363 and 365 of IPC was launched and an investigation is underway. (Representative file image)
A case under section 363 and 365 of IPC was launched and an investigation is underway. (Representative file image)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:26 PM IST
ByBishnu K Jha

K'taka minister R Ashoka condemns Kumaraswamy over his remarks on Brahmins

BJP leader and Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka on Monday strongly condemned JD-S leader HD Kumaraswamy's derogatory remarks on Brahmins.

K'taka minister R Ashoka condemns Kumaraswamy over his remarks on Brahmins
K'taka minister R Ashoka condemns Kumaraswamy over his remarks on Brahmins
Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:22 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath

‘Speaking on someone else’s behalf’: Nitish Kumar on Upendra Kushwaha’s barbs

Chief minister Nitish Kumar was responding to Upendra Kushwaha’s open letter that called party leaders to meetings on February 19 and 20 to discuss what he has called a special deal between the JD-U and RJD

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar at a function on Sunday during his 'Samadhan Yatra' in Katihar (HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar at a function on Sunday during his 'Samadhan Yatra' in Katihar (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:19 PM IST

Monday Musings: OPS in Maharashtra a case of good politics but bad economics?

Experts have termed OPS a money-guzzling scheme that eats into the revenue of the state and is unsustainable over the long run

In Fadnavis’ own words, Maharashtra returning to the old pension scheme would burden the exchequer with a sum of <span class='webrupee'>?</span> 1.10 lakh crore and cause the state to go bankrupt. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
In Fadnavis’ own words, Maharashtra returning to the old pension scheme would burden the exchequer with a sum of ? 1.10 lakh crore and cause the state to go bankrupt. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 03:58 PM IST

Punjab: Smartphone recovered from gangster Monu Dagar in high-security Faridkot jail

Gangster had arranged two shooters of the Haryana module of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang to carry out Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder last May

A smartphone was recovered from gangster Monu Dagar in the high-security zone of Faridkot jail on Monday. He had arranged two shooters of the Haryana module of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang to carry out Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder last May. (HT file photo)
A smartphone was recovered from gangster Monu Dagar in the high-security zone of Faridkot jail on Monday. He had arranged two shooters of the Haryana module of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang to carry out Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder last May. (HT file photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 03:10 PM IST

Three killed in ambulance-truck collision in north Bengal

The family members and relatives of a man, who suffered a heart attack, were rushing him to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital at Siliguri in the ambulance when the accident took place

The driver couldn’t see the truck due to fog and there was a head-on collision at Jatiakali near Siliguri (Representative Photo)
The driver couldn’t see the truck due to fog and there was a head-on collision at Jatiakali near Siliguri (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:49 PM IST

AAP to move Supreme Court as House fails to elect Delhi mayor again: Top facts

Delhi Mayoral election 2023: The Delhi municipal House was adjourned for the third time in a month without electing a mayor on Monday.

AAP mayor candidate Shelly Oberoi along with senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh and MCD Councillors flashes victory sign during the election of mayor and deputy mayor, at the Civic Centre Monday,(PTI)
AAP mayor candidate Shelly Oberoi along with senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh and MCD Councillors flashes victory sign during the election of mayor and deputy mayor, at the Civic Centre Monday,(PTI)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 02:52 PM IST

Snow, rain bring down mercury in Himachal Pradesh

Two national highways among roads closed in high-altitude areas of state; more snow forecast from February 9

The higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh received overnight snowfall, while isolated places in the lower hills got rain on Monday morning, bringing down the temperature. (Deepak Sansta/HT file)
The higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh received overnight snowfall, while isolated places in the lower hills got rain on Monday morning, bringing down the temperature. (Deepak Sansta/HT file)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:28 PM IST

India Energy Week 2023: ‘No better place than India to invest,’ tells PM Modi

PM Modi also said that Bengaluru always gives him a special energy whenever he visits the city.

PM Modi to launch key green energy initiatives on 6 Feb (Photo: PTI)(MINT_PRINT)
PM Modi to launch key green energy initiatives on 6 Feb (Photo: PTI)(MINT_PRINT)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 01:08 PM IST

Kapil Sibal on Bhagwat's ‘don’t chase jobs' remark: 'Modi’s 2 crore jobs..'

One of the key reasons for unemployment, according to Bhagwat, is the lack of dignity for labour.

Kapil Sibal on Monday slammed Mohan Bhagwat's 'don't run after government jobs' statement. (File)
Kapil Sibal on Monday slammed Mohan Bhagwat's 'don't run after government jobs' statement. (File)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 01:02 PM IST

Punjab: Take whatever action you want, Patiala MP Preneet Kaur dares Congress

In hard-hitting reply to show-cause notice to party, former Union minister expresses surprise that Tariq Anwar, who had quit the party on Sonia’s elevation despite being a foreign national, is now questioning her for “anti-party activities”; vows to stand by Punjab

Patiala Congress MP and former minister of state for external affairs Preneet Kaur on Monday hit back at the party’s disciplinary action committee for issuing her a show-cause notice and dared it “to take whatever action it wants to”. (HT file photo)
Patiala Congress MP and former minister of state for external affairs Preneet Kaur on Monday hit back at the party’s disciplinary action committee for issuing her a show-cause notice and dared it “to take whatever action it wants to”. (HT file photo)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 12:49 PM IST

Kalaburagi Police shoots at man threatening to attack public with knives | Watch

The accused was admitted to the hospital with minor injuries.

Kalaburagi Police shoots at man threatening to attack public with knives | Watch
Kalaburagi Police shoots at man threatening to attack public with knives | Watch
Published on Feb 06, 2023 12:22 PM IST
Reported by Arun Dev | Written by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath

Section 144 imposed in Saran district after protests over youth’s murder: Police

Talking to HT, Saran SP Dr Gaurav Mangla said police have lodged three separate FIRs in connection with murder, arson and spreading rumours

Sadar SDO admitted that tension gripped in the village after the alleged incident. (Representative file image)
Sadar SDO admitted that tension gripped in the village after the alleged incident. (Representative file image)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 12:01 PM IST

G20 members agree on joint efforts to achieve energy efficiency and security

Ministry of Power Secretary, Alok Kumar said that the suggestions and recommendations put across at the sessions will lay the foundation for the upcoming working group meetings.

G20 members agree on joint efforts to achieve energy efficiency and security
G20 members agree on joint efforts to achieve energy efficiency and security
Published on Feb 06, 2023 11:50 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath

BJP functionary hacked to death at wedding in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

Neelkanth Kakem is the second BJP functionary to be killed over the last month in Chhattisgarh’s Left-wing insurgency-hit Bijapur

Police said Kakem was the president of BJP’s Awapalli Mandal. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Police said Kakem was the president of BJP’s Awapalli Mandal. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 11:45 AM IST

Chhattisgarh BJP leader dragged out of house, hacked to death by Maoists

Lalita Kakkem, wife of Neelkanth Kakkem said that three people forcibly took Neelkanth outside the house, and brutally hacked him in the presence of the family members and other villagers after which they fled from the spot.

Neelkanth Kakkem who was the BJP mandal president of Usoor Block for the last 15 years.
Neelkanth Kakkem who was the BJP mandal president of Usoor Block for the last 15 years.
Published on Feb 06, 2023 11:22 AM IST
ANI |

Tripura polls: Mamata Banerjee, Abhishek Banerjee on 2-day visit to state

On Sunday, the TMC released its poll manifesto for the northeastern state which goes into polls on February 16

The TMC is contesting in only 28 of the 60 seats in the assembly. (Facebook)
The TMC is contesting in only 28 of the 60 seats in the assembly. (Facebook)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 11:27 AM IST

Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘poor’ category as temperature rises gradually

The air quality could deteriorate further and touch the ‘very poor’ category on Monday, even as the national Capital records another relatively warm day, forecasts showed

Delhi’s maximum was 24.3°C on Thursday; it was 24.7°C on Friday, 25.3°C on Saturday and 25.7°C on Sunday. (Representative file image)
Delhi’s maximum was 24.3°C on Thursday; it was 24.7°C on Friday, 25.3°C on Saturday and 25.7°C on Sunday. (Representative file image)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 10:01 AM IST

?22.3 crore collected in three days after 50% rebate on fines in Bengaluru

In three days, Bengaluru traffic police collected the fines over Rs.22.3 crore which were pending for a while now.

 <span class='webrupee'>?</span>22.3 crore collected in three days after 50% rebate on fines in Bengaluru.
?22.3 crore collected in three days after 50% rebate on fines in Bengaluru.
Published on Feb 06, 2023 09:51 AM IST

Third attempt: Municipal House convenes to elect Delhi mayor | 10 points

Delhi Mayoral election 2023: The third session of the House is slated for Monday to elect a mayor. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi election was held on December 4 and the counting of votes took place on December 7.

MCD councillors in the House. (HT file)
MCD councillors in the House. (HT file)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 09:22 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi mayor election live: Will LG-BJP decide constitution of India, asks AAP

Delhi mayor election LIVE updates: The Municipal Corporation of Delhi House adjourned without electing mayor for third time in a month on Monday. 

The Delhi mayoral election was postponed after the house was adjourned without electing mayor for third time in a month.
The Delhi mayoral election was postponed after the house was adjourned without electing mayor for third time in a month.
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 05:18 PM IST

Migratory duck, geese population dwindles in Manipur’s Loktak

Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN) blamed heavy human pressure for the dwindling migratory duck and geese population in the largest freshwater lake in northeast India

The migratory birds would spend three-four winter months in Loktak. (HT Photo/ Kh Brajesh)
The migratory birds would spend three-four winter months in Loktak. (HT Photo/ Kh Brajesh)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 10:32 AM IST
BySobhapati Samom
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