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Updated on Jan 26, 2023 06:16 AM IST

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  • Jan 25, 2023 09:54 PM IST

    Padma Awards 2023: Mulayam Singh Yadav posthumously awarded Padma Vibhushan

    Ahead of the 74th Republic Day, the Centre on Wednesday announced the recipients of the prestigious Padma Award, highest civilian awards of India.

  • Jan 25, 2023 09:10 PM IST

    ORS pioneer Dilip Mahalanabis, 98-year-old organic farmer from Sikkim among Padma awardees

    Dilip Mahalanabis, who pioneered the use of ORS, will be awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian award.

  • Jan 25, 2023 06:43 PM IST

    Kamal Haasan backs Congress candidate for Erode East bypoll

    Actor Kamal Haasan-led Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) on Wednesday extended unconditional support to Congress candidate EVKS Elangovan for the February 27 Erode East by-poll, saying it was a "moment of national importance" to fight for the common cause of joining hands against "communal forces."

  • Jan 25, 2023 06:28 PM IST

    Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep; to go to polls on Feb 26 instead of Feb 27

    The Election Commission of India (ECI) Wednesday revised the date for by-polls in Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep to February 26 instead of February 27.

  • Jan 25, 2023 03:33 PM IST

    Jairam Ramesh's 'tale of two sons of two CMs' in reply to Anil Antony's exit

    In the first reaction to Anil Antony's resignation from the party over comments on the BCC documentary on PM Modi, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday said Anil is reveling in his day in the sun having ignored his duties to the party and the Bharat Jodo Yatra. Read more

  • Jan 25, 2023 02:45 PM IST

    4 students detained for ruckus outside Jamia over screening of BBC documentary, reports ANI

    Four students have been detained for allegedly creating ruckus outside Jamia Millia Islamia over screening of BBC documentary, reports ANI, citing Delhi Police. Read more

  • Jan 25, 2023 01:24 PM IST

    PM Modi welcomes Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El –Sisi

    PM Modi and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El –Sisi witness the exchange of postal stamps between the two countries commemorating 75 years of diplomatic relations. 

  • Jan 25, 2023 01:21 PM IST

    SC adjourns plea by Rana Ayyub challenging money laundering case by ED

    Supreme Court adjourns to January 31 hearing on journalist Rana Ayyub’s petition challenging ED filing money laundering case against her in Ghaziabad court in UP. Till then, the concerned trial court as been directed to adjourn the proceedings as Ayyub’s lawyer informed that she has been summoned for appearance on January 27.

  • Jan 25, 2023 01:01 PM IST

    Chopper carrying Sri Sri Ravi Shankar makes emergency landing

    Chopper carrying Sri Sri Ravi Shankar makes emergency landing near Tamil Nadu's Erode, reports ANI. 

  • Jan 25, 2023 11:30 AM IST

    Bharat Jodo Yatra: Afternoon leg in Ramban and Banihal cancelled

    “Due to poor weather conditions and landslides in the area, the afternoon leg of Bharat Jodo Yatra in Ramban and Banihal has been cancelled. Tomorrow is a rest day and the Yatra will resume day after, January 27th at 8am,” wrote Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Twitter.

  • Jan 25, 2023 11:12 AM IST

    Lucknow: Rescued woman dies

    Lucknow building collapse: Rescued woman succumbs to injuries, first death reported so far. The woman, Begum Haidar, 72, was mother of former Congress spokesman Zishan Haider. 

  • Jan 25, 2023 10:55 AM IST

    SC grants interim bail to Ashish Mishra

    Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Supreme Court grants interim bail for 8 weeks to Ashish Mishra, son of Union min Ajay Mishra, in a murder case lodged in connection with the 2021 Lakhimapur Kheri violence. He can't stay in UP or Delhi during the period of interim bail, this is an interim relief, the SC observed. SC said it will monitor the trial in the case. 

  • Jan 25, 2023 10:45 AM IST

    3-member panel to probe Lucknow building collapse

    Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath sets up 3 member probe committee to find out reasons for building collapse, the committee is to submit report in a week. The committee comprises Lucknow divisional commissioner Roshan Jacob, additional commissioner of police Piyush Mordia and chief engineer Public Works Department. The committee will also fix accountability of those responsible for the shocker. 

  • Jan 25, 2023 09:49 AM IST

    Anil K Antony quits Congress

    AK Antony's son Anil K Antony quits Congress, cites 'intolerant calls to retract tweet' on BBC documentary on PM Modi.

  • Jan 25, 2023 09:39 AM IST

    Fire breaks out in Mumbai high-rise; 4 people suffer from suffocation

    A fire broke out in a 29-floor residential building in Mumbai on Wednesday, following which four people suffered from suffocation and were hospitalised, officials said. The blaze erupted at around 1.45 am in a common passage on the 24th floor of Shivshakti building in Lokhandwala complex in suburban Andheri and caused thick smoke, they said, reported PTI.

  • Jan 25, 2023 07:57 AM IST

    J&K: Truck driver killed after rolling boulders hit vehicles on highway  

    Boulders rolled down on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (NH-44) at Magarkot in Ramban district, hit a tanker and truck. On spot death of truck driver, few injured.

  • Jan 25, 2023 07:35 AM IST

    R-Day parade: In a first, BSF women personnel to be part of camel contingent  

    For the first time, women soldiers of Border Security Force (BSF) will also be a part of the camel contingent during Republic Day Parade.

  • Jan 25, 2023 06:50 AM IST

    Ending deadlock, US and Germany set to send tanks to Ukraine: Report

    The US and Germany are poised to announce they’ll provide their main battle tanks to Ukraine, offering Kyiv a powerful new weapon to counter Russia and overcoming a disagreement that threatened to fracture allied unity. Read full story

  • Jan 25, 2023 05:59 AM IST

    Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st Prime Minister

    Chris Hipkins was officially sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister, completing the handover from Jacinda Ardern.

    Hipkins was appointed to the role Wednesday in Wellington by Governor-General Cindy Kiro, who earlier accepted Ardern’s formal resignation. Carmel Sepuloni was sworn in as deputy prime minister, reported Bloomberg.

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

Published on Feb 06, 2023 05:01 PM IST

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)

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

Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:55 PM IST

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)
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

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

Updated on Feb 06, 2023 05:39 PM IST

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)
ByRahul Singh

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

Updated on Feb 06, 2023 04:33 PM IST

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)
ByPriyanka Deb Barman

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

Updated on Feb 06, 2023 03:59 PM IST

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)

A 'Messi' meeting between Jaishankar and Argentine minister

Published on Feb 06, 2023 03:38 PM IST

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)
ANI | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

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

Published on Feb 06, 2023 03:21 PM IST

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)
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Now order food by WhatsApp: Indian Railways starts new service

Published on Feb 06, 2023 03:09 PM IST

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)

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

Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:52 PM IST

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)

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

Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:49 PM IST

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)

Passengers on select trains can now order food via WhatsApp

Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:22 PM IST

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)
BySaptarshi Das

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

Updated on Feb 06, 2023 02:25 PM IST

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)
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

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

Published on Feb 06, 2023 01:37 PM IST

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)

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

Published on Feb 06, 2023 01:25 PM IST

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)
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

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

Updated on Feb 06, 2023 01:27 PM IST

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)
By | Written by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi
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