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Modi 3.0 rocked by back-to-back exam controversies: Which tests face scrutiny?

Published on Jun 22, 2024 11:05 PM IST

The Narendra Modi government is under fire following paper leak allegations in competitive exams including NEET-UG and cancellation of UGC-NET.

Varanasi: Police personnel try to stop Congress workers during their protest march over the alleged irregularities in NEET-UG 2024 results, in Varanasi, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (PTI Photo)(PTI06_22_2024_000363B)(PTI)

Centre postpones NEET-PG examination as ‘precautionary measure'

Centre postpones NEET-PG examination as ‘precautionary measure'

The NEET-PG entrance examination was scheduled to be held on Sunday, June 23. (Raj K Raj/HT file)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 11:07 PM IST

AAP claims Arvind Kejriwal lost 8 kgs since arrest by ED: ‘Worrisome’

The AAP claimed that the AIIMS medical board got few blood tests of Kejriwal conducted but the tests for heart ailments and cancer had not been carried out

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has been in custody since March 21 following his arrest by ED (File Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 10:43 PM IST

Who is Pradeep Singh Kharola, new DG of NTA amid NEET, NET exams controversy?

NTA DG Subodh Kumar Singh has been put on "compulsory wait" in the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) till further orders.

Pradeep Singh Kharola appointed new DG of NTA.(ANI)
Published on Jun 22, 2024 10:06 PM IST

Centre replaces NTA chief amid NEET-NET row, Pradeep Singh Kharola is new DG

Pradeep Singh Kharola replaces incumbent NTA DG Subodh Kumar Singh, whose services have been put on compulsory wait in the Department of Personnel and Training

Pradeep Singh Kharola is the new director general of National Testing Agency.(Mint file photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 11:07 PM IST

Will petrol and diesel come under GST? Nirmala Sitharaman replies

Petrol and diesel are not yet taxed under GST. Instead, these fuels, along with natural gas, ATF, are subject to VAT, central excise duty, central sales tax.

 Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference after the 53rd GST Council Meeting, at the National Media Center in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo/Jitender Gupta)(Jitender Gupta )
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 10:08 PM IST

Amit Shah plants sapling under ‘Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam’ campaign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 5 had launched the tree plantation campaign by planting a sapling at the Buddha Jayanti Park to mark Environment Day

Union Home Minister Amit Shah after planting a tree in the name of his late mother under the
Published on Jun 22, 2024 08:50 PM IST

Kolkata-based GRSE to build vessels worth $54 million for German firm

The vessel will be 120 metre long and 17 metre wide, with a maximum draft of 6.75 metre and it will have the capacity to carry 7,500 metric tonnes of cargo

GRSE has been a pioneer in the export of warships too.
Published on Jun 22, 2024 08:47 PM IST

No scope for abuse of disability pension provisions, says top army doctor

Lieutenant General Ajith Nilakantan said each case related to grant of disability pension is scrutinised by the appropriate medical boards and strict adherence to the rules is ensured at all levels

Lieutenant General Ajith Nilakantan
Published on Jun 22, 2024 08:40 PM IST
ByRahul Singh

Rain lashes parts of Mumbai amid IMD predicting extremely heavy rainfall in Maha

IMD predicts that monsoon is expected to hit Delhi-NCR around June 30. Red alerts have been issued in Kerala, Karnataka and Goa.

The India Meteorological Department extremely predicted heavy rainfall in Madhya Maharashtra over the following days (ANI Twitter)
Published on Jun 22, 2024 08:15 PM IST

Watch | PETA India gifts robotic elephant to Kerala temple: ‘Lifelike’

The Kerala Story actress Adah Sharma donates mechanical elephant to Pournamikavu Temple with PETA India to promote animal welfare

PETA India donates life-size mechanical elephant to Kerala temple.(PETA India)
Published on Jun 22, 2024 07:25 PM IST

Shivraj Singh Chouhan's son says ‘entire Delhi bowing down' before his father

Shivraj Singh Chouhan won the Vidisha Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh by a margin of over 8.20 lakh votes.

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 08:00 PM IST

India, Bangladesh moving ahead rapidly to strengthen bilateral cooperation: President Murmu

India, Bangladesh moving ahead rapidly to strengthen bilateral cooperation: President Murmu

India, Bangladesh moving ahead rapidly to strengthen bilateral cooperation: President Murmu
Published on Jun 22, 2024 06:54 PM IST
PTI |

CNG price hikes hit Delhi-NCR, other cities; Find out latest rates near you

Indraprastha Gas Limited raises CNG prices in Delhi-NCR and other regions. New CNG prices effective from June 22.

Indraprastha Gas Limited has hiked CNG prices. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 22, 2024 06:34 PM IST

All are equal stakeholders, says Raut as MVA allies hint at hard bargaining for assembly seats

All are equal stakeholders, says Raut as MVA allies hint at hard bargaining for assembly seats

All are equal stakeholders, says Raut as MVA allies hint at hard bargaining for assembly seats
Published on Jun 22, 2024 06:33 PM IST
PTI |

India signals interest in Bangladesh’s Teesta project eyed by China

PM Modi said that an Indian technical team will soon visit Dhaka for talks on the conservation and management of the Bangladeshi section of the Teesta river.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi on June 22.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 09:27 PM IST

Evening brief: Tamil Nadu hooch tragedy's death toll crosses 50

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items that you should check out.

Kallakurichi: Relatives mourn near the mortal remains of people who died after consuming spurious liquor, in Kallakurichi, Friday, June 21, 2024.((PTI Photo/R Senthilkumar) )
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 07:04 PM IST

Will form a coalition of women Oppn leaders in Rajya Sabha, says Sagarika Ghose

Sagarika Ghose has been anointed as the deputy chief of the parliamentary party in Rajya Sabha, and is raring to go all guns blazing against the Modi government

Trinamool Congress MP Sagarika Ghose.( Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 22, 2024 06:05 PM IST

NEET-UG row: SC accepts plea by 10 Meghalaya students for retest

Ten NEET aspirants from Meghalaya had approached the Supreme Court demanding a retest amidst allegations of discrepancies during the exams

Students demanding retest for NEET examination (File Photo)
Published on Jun 22, 2024 05:42 PM IST
ByDavid Laitphlang

‘Sole aim...political mileage’: Delhi LG slams AAP govt amid water crisis

Delhi's water minister Atishi is on an indefinite fast since Friday, alleging that the Haryana government didn't agree to supply the required quantity of water

Delhi lieutenant governor VK Saxena and Delhi water minister Atishi.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
Published on Jun 22, 2024 05:41 PM IST

Mining done by CM Sukhu's family members in Nadaun has worsened condition of Beas river: Ashish Sharma

Mining done by CM Sukhu's family members in Nadaun has worsened condition of Beas river: Ashish Sharma

Mining done by CM Sukhu's family members in Nadaun has worsened condition of Beas river: Ashish Sharma
Published on Jun 22, 2024 05:33 PM IST
PTI |

Cong's ‘damage control’ jab at Centre's anti-cheating law amid NEET row

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that the law was implemented after several "scams" and termed it a move to “damage control.”

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 05:53 PM IST

Monsoon likely to cover most parts of North West India by July 3: IMD

Rainfall activity is likely to be near normal to above normal over most parts of the country, except Western Himalayan Region and West Rajasthan.

A school girl with an umbrella rides on her bicycle to school during the monsoon rain as clouds hover over the sky on the outskirts of Guwahati on June 20.(AP)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 05:53 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Govt, opposition face-off on protem Speaker issue ahead of first Lok Sabha session

Govt, opposition face-off on protem Speaker issue ahead of first Lok Sabha session

Govt, opposition face-off on protem Speaker issue ahead of first Lok Sabha session
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 05:05 PM IST
PTI |

Heatwave to abate between June 23-25, predicts IMD| 10 points

The IMD has issued a red alert for coastal and south interior Karnataka, Kerala, Mahe, Konkan and Goa while the heatwave in Northwest India is slowly departing.

The IMD has issued a red alert for coastal and south interior Karnataka, Kerala, Mahe, Konkan and Goa while the heatwave in Northwest India is slowly departing. (HT)
Published on Jun 22, 2024 04:56 PM IST

Odisha man kills elderly parents over land dispute: Police

Ramesh is accused of killing his 90-year-old father, Bulei Behera, and 75-year-old mother, Champa Behera, said police

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 04:54 PM IST

Education ministry forms panel to recommend reforms in functioning of NTA

The panel has been formed at a time when NTA is under scanner over the alleged irregularities during the conduct of NEET-UG this year, cancellation of UGC-NET due to paper leak on darknet and postponement the CSIR-UGC-NET

Union education minister Dharmendra Prardhan. (File)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 04:20 PM IST

Communal clashes erupt in Jodhpur; 51 detained, 2 cops injured

According to the police, the clashes broke out over the installation of two new gates at an Eidgah near Rajaram Circle.

The mob set a local shop ablaze and vandalised two cars, including a police van (Twitter/ video screengrab)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 04:16 PM IST
ByDinesh Bothra ,

TDP defends demolition of YSR Congress Party's office: ‘Illegal construction'

The YSRCP office in Guntur district's Tadepalli was being built on the Irrigation Department's land without the department's permission, TDP said.

Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu (left) and ex-CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (File Photo)
Published on Jun 22, 2024 04:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi Police deploys water cannon against BJP protesters over water crisis

The water cannon was used against BJP workers staging a protest outside the Delhi Jal Board office in Okhla.

Several social media users condemned the Delhi Police's use of water cannons and highlighted the irony of the act.(PTI)
Published on Jun 22, 2024 03:36 PM IST
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