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No-go area for oil, gas exploration reduced by 98%, says PM Modi

Published on Feb 06, 2023 06:22 PM IST

The PM said that the government is working on a mission mode to increase natural gas consumption in India’s energy mix by 2030. He added that India has the fourth-largest crude refining capacity in the world

PM Modi inaugurated the first edition of the India Energy Week 2023 in Bengaluru (ANI Photo)
PM Modi inaugurated the first edition of the India Energy Week 2023 in Bengaluru (ANI Photo)

Evening brief: Global powers extend aid to earthquake-struck Turkey and Syria

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Rescuers search for survivors under the rubble following an earthquake in Diyarbakir, Turkey.(AFP)
Rescuers search for survivors under the rubble following an earthquake in Diyarbakir, Turkey.(AFP)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 05:01 PM IST

‘Power behind billionaire…’: Rahul Gandhi's dig at PM Modi over Adani issue

Amid the ongoing opposition protests over the Adani-Hindenburg row, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to do “his best to avert a discussion in the Parliament”.

Rahul Gandhi's dig at PM Modi over Adani issue(AFP)
Rahul Gandhi's dig at PM Modi over Adani issue(AFP)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:55 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Naval Light Combat Aircraft operates from INS Vikrant for 1st time

LCA (Navy) is only a technology demonstrator but the development is significant as it showcases that India has developed niche technologies specific to deck-based fighter operations, and this will pave the way to develop and manufacture the twin-engine deck-based fighter (TEDBF)

A prototype of the naval version of the locally made light combat aircraft (LCA) on Monday for the first time landed and took off from indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant (HT Photo)
A prototype of the naval version of the locally made light combat aircraft (LCA) on Monday for the first time landed and took off from indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 05:39 PM IST
ByRahul Singh

Tripura polls: Shah cautions against return of communists ‘reign of violence’

He sought votes for the BJP’s return to power and promised to make Tripura the most developed state of the northeast over the next five years

Union home minister Amit Shah campaigning in Tripura. (PTI)
Union home minister Amit Shah campaigning in Tripura. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 04:33 PM IST
ByPriyanka Deb Barman

India to send search and rescue, medical teams and relief to quake-hit Turkey

Prime Minister Narendra Modi responded to a tweet on the earthquake by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an by saying he was anguished by the loss of lives and damage to property. Modi also offered all possible assistance to cope with the situation

Over 600 people have been killed so far and thousands injured after 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey on early Monday (Twitter Photo)
Over 600 people have been killed so far and thousands injured after 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey on early Monday (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 03:59 PM IST

A 'Messi' meeting between Jaishankar and Argentine minister

The ministers during the meeting discussed bilateral cooperation in atomic energy, space, digital, defence & biotechnology.

S Jaishankar met with the science and technology minister of Argentina Daniel Filmus on Monday.(twitter)
S Jaishankar met with the science and technology minister of Argentina Daniel Filmus on Monday.(twitter)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 03:38 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

‘2 NDRF teams, dog squads’: India to send aid to earthquake-hit Turkey

More than 600 people have been killed and thousands injured after a deadly earthquake struck central Turkey and northwest Syria, collapsing buildings and triggering searches for survivors in the rubble.

People search through rubble following an earthquake in Diyarbakir in Turkey.(REUTERS)
People search through rubble following an earthquake in Diyarbakir in Turkey.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 03:21 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Now order food by WhatsApp: Indian Railways starts new service

Indian Railways’ PSU, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC) on Monday introduced e-catering services for the passengers through Whats App to make its e-catering services more customer-centric.

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp app icon on a smartphone in New York. Ireland has fined WhatsApp for breaching strict European Union privacy rules by forcing users to consent to allow their personal data to be used to provide “service improvements and security.” The Data Protection Commission issued a 5.5 million euros ($5.9 million) penalty in the case on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)(AP)
FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp app icon on a smartphone in New York. Ireland has fined WhatsApp for breaching strict European Union privacy rules by forcing users to consent to allow their personal data to be used to provide “service improvements and security.” The Data Protection Commission issued a 5.5 million euros ($5.9 million) penalty in the case on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)(AP)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 03:09 PM IST

‘If Musharraf was…’: Tharoor's fresh counter to BJP over ex-Pak military ruler

On Sunday, Shashi Tharoor tweeted on the demise of 79-year-old Musharraf, calling him an 'implacable foe of India' who became a ‘real force of peace’. The BJP attacked him over the tweet, accusing him of eulogising the architect of Kargil war and backer of terrorism.

Talking to reporters in Kannur as part of his four-day tour of Malabar, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor asked how talking to students, meeting religious leaders, writers and attending programmes scheduled much earlier will become sectarianism. (PTI)
Talking to reporters in Kannur as part of his four-day tour of Malabar, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor asked how talking to students, meeting religious leaders, writers and attending programmes scheduled much earlier will become sectarianism. (PTI)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:52 PM IST

Woman survived suicide bid, sexually assaulted by hospital staffer in ambulance

After an ambulance driver raped a patient in Kerala in 2020, the health department had barred shifting woman patients at night unless it was an emergency and mandated that a health worker will accompany the patient

Police said the hospital staffer accused of sexual assault by the woman has been dismissed from services (File Photo)
Police said the hospital staffer accused of sexual assault by the woman has been dismissed from services (File Photo)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:49 PM IST

Passengers on select trains can now order food via WhatsApp

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) said the service was being introduced as part of efforts to make e-catering services more customer-centric

The service will be extended to other trains after customer feedback and suggestions. (HT PHOTO)
The service will be extended to other trains after customer feedback and suggestions. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:22 PM IST
BySaptarshi Das

Congress holds nationwide protest over Adani-Hindenburg row: Top points

The Congress says its is protesting to draw attention to claims that investments by government-run financial bodies like the SBI and LIC in the Adani group endanger savings of crores of Indians.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and other leaders and members protesting near the Gandhi statue on Parliament premises, demanding a JPC or Supreme Court-monitored probe into Adani crisis.(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and other leaders and members protesting near the Gandhi statue on Parliament premises, demanding a JPC or Supreme Court-monitored probe into Adani crisis.(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 02:25 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Kerala high court refuses to stay FIR against lawyer in bribery case

The high court also said as an office bearer of a responsible institution, it was also his responsibility to prove his innocence

The petitioner said with registration of the case, his career was affected. (Representative file image)
The petitioner said with registration of the case, his career was affected. (Representative file image)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 01:37 PM IST

‘Indian culture is a magical world,’ says Estonian poet Doris Kareva

Honoured by the Estonian government in 2001 with the 'Estonian Order of the White Star, Kareva has translated the works of Rumi and Kabir from English into Estonian and said she has been greatly influenced by Sufi tradition and mysticism.

Doris Kareva at Jaipur Literature Festival (source:Twitter/@Estonia_in_IN)
Doris Kareva at Jaipur Literature Festival (source:Twitter/@Estonia_in_IN)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 01:25 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Woman judge gets appointed to Madras HC but lawyers move Supreme Court. Why?

The lawyers cited Victoria Gowri's alleged statements against minorities in the past and claimed Gowri's elevation will dent the independence of the judiciary.

Madras HC judge L Chandra Victoria Gowri.(Source: Facebook)
Madras HC judge L Chandra Victoria Gowri.(Source: Facebook)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 01:27 PM IST
By | Written by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Afternoon brief: Pervez Musharraf's body may be flown to Karachi for final rites

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf died on Sunday in Dubai. (AFP)
Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf died on Sunday in Dubai. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 01:01 PM IST

Turkey earthquake: ‘India ready to provide possible help,’ says PM Modi

"The sympathies of the 140 crore people of India are with all earthquake-affected people," PM Modi said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 12:52 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

PM Modi condoles deaths in Turkey, Syria quake, says anguished by loss of lives

Turkey Earthquake: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey on Monday followed by another strong jolt which was felt in several provinces in the region.

Turkey earthquake: PM Modi condoles deaths in Turkey, Syria quake.
Turkey earthquake: PM Modi condoles deaths in Turkey, Syria quake.
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 12:45 PM IST
By | Written by Shobhit Gupta

Need to give space to newcomers for future leadership: Manik Sarkar

The BJP is hoping to retain power as elections to the 60-member Tripura assembly are scheduled to be held on February 16

Former Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar. (HT PHOTO)
Former Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 10:53 AM IST
ByPriyanka Deb Barman

Five new HC judges take oath as Supreme Court judges

The oath was administered by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud as apex court judges at a ceremony held at the court's auditorium in its new building complex.

L-R: Justices Pankaj Mithal, Sanjay Kumar, Ahsanuddin Amanullah, Sanjay Karol and Manoj Misra.(File)
L-R: Justices Pankaj Mithal, Sanjay Kumar, Ahsanuddin Amanullah, Sanjay Karol and Manoj Misra.(File)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 11:48 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Oppn MPs meet at Kharge's office to corner Centre in Parliament: Top points

The MPs of the Congress, DMK, NCP, BRS, JD(U), Samajwadi Party, CPM, CPI, Kerala Congress (Jose Mani), JMM, RLD, RSP, AAP, Indian Union Muslim League, RJD and Shiv Sena attended the meeting. This was the second such meeting in a week.

New Delhi: Opposition leaders hold a meeting on Adani issue on Friday.(PTI file)
New Delhi: Opposition leaders hold a meeting on Adani issue on Friday.(PTI file)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 10:43 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Parliament: Opposition likely to participate in debate on president’s address

The opposition parties disrupted the House for two days last week over the demand for a probe into allegations of stock manipulation and accounting fraud against the Adani Group

Leaders of opposition parties at a meeting in the chamber of Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge. (Twitter)
Leaders of opposition parties at a meeting in the chamber of Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge. (Twitter)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 09:56 AM IST

Parliament session LIVE updates: Both Houses adjourned till 11 am Tuesday

Parliament session 2023 live: After adjourning on Friday, both Houses reconvened today.

Parliament session live updates: The Budget session of the Parliament began on Tuesday with the maiden address of President Droupadi Murmu. (File)
Parliament session live updates: The Budget session of the Parliament began on Tuesday with the maiden address of President Droupadi Murmu. (File)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 02:28 PM IST

Morning brief: Musk may charge businesses $1,000/month to keep Twitter gold

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

An illustration photo shows a phone screen displaying a photo of Elon Musk with the Twitter logo shown in the background.(AFP)
An illustration photo shows a phone screen displaying a photo of Elon Musk with the Twitter logo shown in the background.(AFP)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 09:12 AM IST

How India’s Belt-Road Initiative snub proved prophetic

While China has invested nearly a trillion dollars into the initiative to leverage its financial and political clout with 150 countries, the economic situation of low-income recipient countries is dire and has taken a turn for the worse

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (AP File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (AP File Photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 01:13 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Tharoor reacts amid row over Musharraf tweet: ‘He was no friend but…’

Soon after the demise of Pervez Musharraf, Shashi Tharoor stated that “once an implacable foe of India, he became a real force for peace between 2002-2007”.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor(File)
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor(File)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 07:39 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Amit Shah to hold roadshow in poll-bound Tripura today

Amit Shah will address two election rallies at Khowai in the Khowai district and Santirbazar in the South Tripura district.

Home Minister Amit Shah during his visit to Thakur Anukulchandra's Satsang Ashram in Deoghar district on Sunday (PTI)
Home Minister Amit Shah during his visit to Thakur Anukulchandra's Satsang Ashram in Deoghar district on Sunday (PTI)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 07:16 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Assam child marriage crackdown: 2,278 held in 3 days, Oppn says ‘public stunt’

Dhubri registered the highest number of FIRs against child marriages at 374 cases, followed by Hojai at 255 and Morigaon at 224.

The arrests have been made based on 4,074 FIRs filed across the state. (Representational Image)
The arrests have been made based on 4,074 FIRs filed across the state. (Representational Image)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 06:22 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

BREAKING: PM Modi inaugurates HAL's helicopter factory in Karnataka's Tumakuru

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Updated on Feb 06, 2023 06:29 PM IST
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