Aniruddha Dhar

Have 11 years' experience in print and digital media. Write on politics, defence and world affairs, and have a keen eye for human-interest stories.

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Navjot Singh Sidhu to walk out of jail after serving 10 months

Navjot Singh Sidhu, after spending about 10 months in Patiala's central jail, set to walk free in a road rage case in 1988.

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu comes out after his medical examination at Rajindra Hospital in Patiala. (PTI file)
Published on Apr 01, 2023 01:46 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Mahua Moitra's ‘Hindus in danger' tweet after Howrah violence

Mahua Moitra hit out at BJP over the “Hindus are in danger” narrative even as TMC and the opposition party are engaged in a blame game over the Howrah violence.

Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra at Parliament House.(ANI file)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 01:00 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Amritpal Singh hiding in ‘dera’? Papalpreet Singh's video surfaces

The Punjab Police expanded its hunt for Amritpal Singh to ‘deras’ and other possible hideouts of the 'Waris Punjab De' chief in Hoshiarpur district.

The Punjab Police gathered a CCTV camera footage of Papalpreet Singh casually walking in a compound of a dera and connecting link roads on March 29 morning.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 11:40 AM IST

Drunk Swedish national molests IndiGo air hostess, assaults co-passenger

The Mumbai Police arrested a Swedish national for allegedly molesting a 24-year-old cabin crew on board an Indigo Airlines flight from Bangkok to Mumbai.

The passenger, identified as Klas Erik Harald Jonas Westberg, also reportedly assaulted a co-passenger and created a ruckus mid-air on the 6E-1052 Indigo Flight.(Representational picture)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 10:03 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Himanta Sarma's 'sue' warning to Kejriwal: ‘A single word…’

Ahead of Arvind Kejriwal's rally in Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma dared his Delhi counterpart to speak against him that "Himanta Biswa Sarma is corrupt".

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 07:50 AM IST

Howrah tense; Smriti Irani slams Mamata for ‘clean chit’, TMC blames BJP

The TMC and BJP blamed game each other for Howrah violence during Ram Navami celebrations with West Bengal government handing over the probe to CID.

Vehicles set on fire by miscreants during clashes between two groups at Kajipara in Howrah district on Thursday, (PTI)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 06:17 AM IST

Akhilesh Yadav mocks UP govt after Didi's 'washing machine' jibe

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav took a potshot at the Uttar Pradesh government over “mafia”, a day after Mamata Banerjee performed the act of doing ‘laundry’ - where she puts in a ‘black cloth’ in a dummy washing machine and pulls out a ‘white cloth’.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.(PTI file)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 02:51 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ram Navami procession held in Jahangirpuri despite Delhi Police denial

A large Ram Navami procession or Shobha Yatra was taken out on in Delhi's Jahangirpuri amid heavy police deployment.

A procession is being taken out in Jahangirpuri on the occasion of Rama Navami in Delhi.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 01:38 PM IST

On Rahul Gandhi, Congress ‘thanks’ Germany, BJP hits back for ‘celebration’

The Congress thanked Germany Germany for "taking note" of Rahul Gandhi's disqualification from Parliament as the Lok Sabha MP, while the BJP slammed the opposition party for allegedly “celebrating” the reactions from Germany and the US remarks over the issue.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(PTI file)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 12:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Communal violence in Maharashtra's Jalgaon over DJ music near mosque

Violence broke out between two groups after a religious procession accompanied by DJ music was taken out in front of a mosque in Paldhi of Maharashtra's Jalgaon district.

Several vehicles were damaged after a clash broke out between two groups in Jalgaon district on Tuesday night.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 10:53 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Lalit Modi to sue Rahul Gandhi in UK court: ‘Ill-informed or…’

Lalit Modi launched a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi and will take the Congress leader to court in the UK over his "Modi surname" remarks and allegations by the disqualified MP's associates that he is a “fugitive of justice”.

Lalit Modi, the former IPL chief, had earlier threatened to sue Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his “all Modis are thieves” remark. (HT File)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 12:42 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Modi ka naam de do’: Amit Shah reveals how CBI 'pressured’ him

Amit Shah recalled how the CBI was “putting pressure” on him to “frame” Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an alleged fake encounter case in Gujarat during the UPA government.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah.(File)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 07:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Over 300 lawyers call out Kiren Rijiju for ‘anti-India gang’ remarks

Over 300 lawyers of the Supreme Court and high courts criticised Kiren Rijiju for his recent statement that some retired judges are “part of an anti-India gang”.

Union minister of law and justice Kiren Rijiju.(ANI file)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 06:07 AM IST
By, New Delhi

On ‘Adani shares tumble’ report, Mahua Moitra's ‘cash’ dig

Mahua Moitra has been one of the main voices in the Opposition who has been demanding a JPC probe into the Adani row since the Hindenburg Research's report alleged stock manipulation and improper use of tax havens by the group.

TMP MP Mahua Moitra and multi-billionaire Gautam Adani. (File pics)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 02:01 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Jalandhar seat, vacant since MP's death at Cong yatra, goes to poll on May 10

The bypolls for the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency in Punjab and assembly constituencies of Jharsuguda in Odisha, Chhanbey and Suar in Uttar Pradesh and Sohiong in Meghalaya will be held on May 10 and the counting of votes will be conducted on May 13.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Jalandhar MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary who passed away during the Bharat Jodo Yatra.(File)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 01:05 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Karnataka assembly election voting on May 10, counting on May 13

Chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar along with election commissioners Anup Chandra Pandey and Arun Goel addressed a press conference to announce the schedule for the Karnataka Legislative Assembly 2023 at Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

Chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar speaks during a press conference for the announcement of the schedule of Karnataka assembly elections in New Delhi on Wednesday, (PTI)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 12:28 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘…since born into a certain family’: Minister slams Rahul Gandhi

Ashwini Vaishnaw hit out at Rahul Gandhi and alleged that the Congress MP was disqualified from Lok Sabha because of his “arrogance”.

Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) chairperson Sonia Gandhi with her son and party leader Rahul Gandhi during the 85th Plenary Session in Raipur. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 11:16 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Mohammed Faizal's Lok Sabha membership restored ahead of SC hearing

Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on a petition by NCP MP Mohammed Faizal, the Lok Sabha Secretariat revokes its order on his disqualification.

Mohammed Faizal. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 11:21 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Kharge takes 'aam khate hai' jibe after PM Modi's ‘bhrashtachari’ dig

Mallikarjun Kharge launched a scathing attack on Narendra Modi after the latter took a jibe at the Opposition and said all those who are deeply rooted in corruption have come together and are attacking constitutional institutions of the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge.(PTI file)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 10:03 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Body cam video shows how US cops killed school attacker

The Nashville police in the US on Tuesday released an officer body camera video footage of the latest mass shooting to rock at a school.

A body camera video shows officers searching room by room for the shooter as a school alarm blared. (Reuters)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 08:09 AM IST

In Hoshiarpur, Amritpal Singh, mentor escape police again

Amritpal Singh and his mentor Papalpreet Singh reportedly once again dodged the Punjab Police after a massive search operation was launched in a Hoshiarpur village to arrest them.

In the picture, it appears that Amritpal Singh and Papalpreet Singh are sitting atop a truck.
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 06:53 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘I will be killed in…’: Atiq Ahmed's brother allegedly ‘threatened’

Ashraf Ahmed, the brother of Atiq Ahmed claimed he has been threatened by an officer that he will be killed in two weeks.

Khalid Azim alias Ashraf Ahmed, the brother of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed in Bareilly.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 06:19 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Congress fumes as ‘not worried’ Rahul Gandhi asked to vacate bungalow

Congress leaders said Rahul Gandhi is not worried and surprised after he was served a notice to vacate the government bungalow allotted to him by April 22.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with CPP chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrives for a meeting of Leaders of opposition parties at party president Mallikarjun Kharge's residence in New Delhi on Monday. (AICC Twitter)
Updated on Mar 27, 2023 11:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Cricketer Kedar Jadhav’s father Mahadev goes missing in Pune

Cricketer Kedar Jadhav's father Mahadev Sopan Jadhav has gone missing since Monday morning from Pune's Kothrud area.

Cricketer Kedar Jadhav with his father Mahadev Sopan Jadhav.
Published on Mar 27, 2023 09:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Amritpal Singh in new picture — maroon turban, sunglasses and a can

A new picture of Amritpal Singh with his key aide Papalpreet Singh surfaced on Monday on social media even as the hunt for the pro-Khalistani leader entered Day 10.

In the picture, it appears that Amritpal Singh and Papalpreet Singh are sitting atop a truck.
Updated on Mar 27, 2023 08:19 PM IST

Uddhav faction boycotts Cong meet over Rahul Gandhi's Savarkar remarks

The Uddhav Thackeray faction decided not to attend the meeting at Mallikarjun Kharge's residence over Rahul Gandhi's “I am not Savarkar, I am Gandhi” comments.

Uddhav Thackeray and Rahul Gandhi.(File)
Updated on Mar 27, 2023 04:40 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi questions PM Modi in'Modani exposed' tweet

Rahul Gandhi upped the ante against Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking why the public's retirement money is being invested in Adani's companies even after the Hindenburg Research's report on the group.

Rahul Gandhi speaks during a news conference at the Congress headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday, (Bloomberg )
Updated on Mar 27, 2023 03:02 PM IST

‘Joined BJP to…’: Khushbu Sundar amid row over her Modi tweet

BJP leader Khushbu Sundar, who has been targeted by the Congress over her 2018 tweet critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said she had rectified her stance a long back.

BJP leader Khushbu Sundar speaks to the media.(ANI file)
Updated on Mar 26, 2023 11:31 PM IST
By, New Delhi

On way to UP, Atiq Ahmed's ‘hatya, hatya' video goes viral

Atiq Ahmed, who is being shifted to Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj, expressed fear that he might be murdered, soon after stepping out of the Sabarmati central jail in Gujarat's Ahmedabad.

Mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed (in white headgear) steps out of Sabarmati jail as a team of Prayagraj Police takes him with them in Ahmedabad on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2023 10:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj's daughter takes political plunge. Who is Bansuri Swaraj?

Bansuri Swaraj entered into active politics as she has been appointed as co-convener of the legal cell of the Delhi BJP.

Bansuri Swaraj with LK Advani. (File photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2023 09:42 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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