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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In Delhi, new and more transmissible Omicron sub-variant BA 2.75 detected

Delhi reported 2,146 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours and eight deaths, the highest in the country.
A medical professional shows Covid-19 test results in New Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT file)
A medical professional shows Covid-19 test results in New Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT file)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 07:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi

MiG-21 crash: Flyer shares experience of Flt Lt's family on IndiGo flight

Flight lieutenant Advitiya Bal's family reached Rajasthan on Friday to receive his body. On the same flight, Sherbir Panag, a financial crimes and corporate governance lawyer, was travelling and shared his experience on an IndiGo flight on Twitter.
Flight lieutenant Advitiya Bal was one of the pilots died in the MiG-21 trainer aircraft crash in Rajasthan's Barmer
Flight lieutenant Advitiya Bal was one of the pilots died in the MiG-21 trainer aircraft crash in Rajasthan's Barmer
Updated on Jul 30, 2022 12:59 PM IST
By, New Delhi

MK Stalin's request to PM after Centre's statement on Ukraine-returned students 

Stalin's letter comes days after the Centre told the Lok Sabha that there was no permission from the National Medical Commission – the regulatory body of medical education in the country – to accommodate Indian students who returned from Ukraine in the medical colleges in the country.
Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(File)
Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(File)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 04:30 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘BJP destroyed…': Rahul Gandhi over GST on food items; Varun also reacts   

Rahul Gandhi accused the ruling BJP government of destroying the world's fastest-growing economy.
Rahul Gandhi and Varun Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi and Varun Gandhi
Published on Jul 18, 2022 02:56 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Your bastion has fallen’: Sanath Jayasuriya joins protest against Gotabaya

Sri Lanka economy crisis: Sanath Jayasurya has been vocal against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and has lent support to the agitation in the past.
Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Sanath Jayasuriya with protesters in Colombo.(Sanath Jayasuriya/@Sanath07)
Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Sanath Jayasuriya with protesters in Colombo.(Sanath Jayasuriya/@Sanath07)
Updated on Jul 09, 2022 03:01 PM IST

Thackeray welcomes RSS chief's ‘shivling’ statement, slams BJP for Prophet row 

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray alleged that while the Maha Vikas Aghadi completed 2.5 years in the government “against the dreams of some people”, the BJP in Maharashtra was making issues about loudspeakers and other things.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray at a rally in Aurangabad on Wednesday.(ANI)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray at a rally in Aurangabad on Wednesday.(ANI)
Published on Jun 08, 2022 09:59 PM IST
By, New Delhi

PM Modi inaugurates ‘Iconic Week Celebrations’, launches new series of coins

PM Modi also launched the 'Jan Samarth portal' - a credit-linked portal of 12 government schemes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the 'Iconic Week Celebrations' of the ministry of finance and ministry of corporate affairs at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the 'Iconic Week Celebrations' of the ministry of finance and ministry of corporate affairs at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2022 11:47 AM IST

PM Modi gives 5 points to save soil, recalls policies in 8 years for environment

On World Environment Day, PM Modi said India's forest cover grew by over 20,000 sq km in last eight years - record growth in wildlife numbers too.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a programme on 'Save Soil Movement' on the occasion of World Environment Day at Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a programme on 'Save Soil Movement' on the occasion of World Environment Day at Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 05, 2022 12:25 PM IST

Vijay Kumar 8th victim of targeted killings in J&K since May 1 | The incidents  

Vijay Kumar, a manager with the Ellaqui Dehati Bank at Areh Mohanpora branch in the south Kashmir district, received grievous gunshot injuries and died on his way to hospital.
Vijay Kumar was a manager with the Ellaqui Dehati Bank at Areh Mohanpora branch.(Source: @Parvaiz_Qadri )
Vijay Kumar was a manager with the Ellaqui Dehati Bank at Areh Mohanpora branch.(Source: @Parvaiz_Qadri )
Updated on Jun 02, 2022 03:58 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Bihar girl Seema who hopped to school on one leg gets prosthetic limb 

Awanish Sharan, a 2009-batch IAS officer of the Chhattisgarh cadre, has shared a picture of Seema on Twitter in which the Class 5 student of Fethpur Middle School is seen wearing the prosthetic leg. Sharan called it the “power of social media”.
Seema Kumari is a student of Class 5 student at Fethpur Middle School
Seema Kumari is a student of Class 5 student at Fethpur Middle School
Updated on May 28, 2022 02:53 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Shahid Afridi backs Kashmiri separatist Yasin Malik, Amit Mishra hits back  

Indian cricketer Amit Mishra was quick to hit back at his Pakistani counterpart with a cryptic tweet, asking Afridi to stop misleading people just like he did with his birthdate.
Indian cricketer Amit Mishra and former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi
Indian cricketer Amit Mishra and former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi
Updated on May 25, 2022 06:12 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Gautam Adani, Karuna Nundy among Time's 100 most influential people | Full list

While Adani has been named under the Titans category along with the likes of Apple CEO Tim Cook and American host Oprah Winfrey, Nundy and Parvez found their place under the Leaders category along with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukraine counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Businessman Gautam Adani and Supreme Court lawyer Karuna Nundy, 
Businessman Gautam Adani and Supreme Court lawyer Karuna Nundy, 
Updated on May 23, 2022 07:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

PM Modi to Indian diaspora in Tokyo: 'Covid caused biggest crisis, but India…' 

PM Modi said before Vivekananda was going to Chicago for his historic address, he had come to Japan and left a deep impression on his mind in Japan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Indian diaspora in Tokyo.(BJP/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Indian diaspora in Tokyo.(BJP/Twitter)
Updated on May 23, 2022 05:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Centre cuts excise duty on petrol, diesel; prices to drop by 9.5, 7 per litre

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the Centre will reduce the central excise duty on petrol by 8 per litre and on diesel by 6 per litre. 
A worker lifts a petrol nozzle in New Delhi. (REUTERS file)
A worker lifts a petrol nozzle in New Delhi. (REUTERS file)
Updated on May 21, 2022 10:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Gyanvapi row: SC, Varanasi court to resume hearings on Thursday | Key points 

The case is based on a petition seeking permission for Hindus to worship on the Gyanvapi Mosque premises.
Labourers work in the compound of a temple next to the wall fence of Gyanvapi Mosque.(REUTERS)
Labourers work in the compound of a temple next to the wall fence of Gyanvapi Mosque.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 19, 2022 12:07 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Amid Gyanvapi Mosque row, Meenakshi Lekhi has 'suggestion' for Owaisi and Mufti

Asaduddin Owaisi recently said Muslims in India have lost Babri Masjid, but they will not lose another mosque. On Monday, he claimed the mosque will remain till eternity.
Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi. (PTI file)
Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi. (PTI file)
Updated on May 16, 2022 07:48 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Shashi Tharoor retorts after Vivek Agnihotri, Anupam Kher's Sunanda jibe    

The Thiruvananthapuram MP took to Twitter to share a news report and wrote, "Film promoted by India's ruling party, #KashmirFiles, banned in Singapore."
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.(PTI file)
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.(PTI file)
Updated on May 10, 2022 03:34 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Goons, thugs’: Ex-Sri Lanka cricketers slam Rajapaksas after Colombo clashes 

Hundreds of ruling party supporters rallied outside the official residence of PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, the president's elder brother, before marching to an anti-government protest site outside the presidential office.
Policemen carry an injured man during a clash between government supporters and demonstrators outside the President's office in Colombo.(AFP)
Policemen carry an injured man during a clash between government supporters and demonstrators outside the President's office in Colombo.(AFP)
Updated on May 09, 2022 06:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Journalist Pawan Jaiswal, who exposed 'salt-roti' mid-day meal, dies

In 2019, Jaiswal was booked for allegedly circulating a video of children being served salt and roti in a mid-day meal in a primary school at Shiur in Mirzapur. He was later given a clean chit after a probe
Journalist Pawan Jaiswal had filmed students of a government school in eastern Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur district eating rotis with salt as their mid-day meal in August.(PTI file)
Journalist Pawan Jaiswal had filmed students of a government school in eastern Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur district eating rotis with salt as their mid-day meal in August.(PTI file)
Updated on May 05, 2022 07:27 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Why this painting at Denmark PM's house garnering praises from Odisha BJP MPs   

Several top BJP leaders from Odisha took to Twitter and shared a picture of the moment as the two premiers shared a lighter moment on the painting that encapsulates the rich culture of India and its coastal state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen as she shows him the painting he gifted her during her last visit to India, at her residence in Copenhagen.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen as she shows him the painting he gifted her during her last visit to India, at her residence in Copenhagen.(PTI)
Updated on May 03, 2022 09:13 PM IST
By, New Delhi

On Raj Thackeray's loudspeaker ‘deadline’, Mumbai mayor's ‘court dates’ warning

Addressing a rally in Maharashtra's Aurangabad on Sunday, Raj Thackeray remained firm on the May 3 deadline for the removal of loudspeakers from mosques.
Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar.(ANI file)
Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar.(ANI file)
Updated on May 02, 2022 02:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘A BJP leader told me…’: Arvind Kejriwal in first rally ahead of Gujarat polls

Arvind Kejriwal also invited his Gujarat counterpart Bhupendra Patel to visit schools and hospitals in Delhi and not criticise the AAP government there "just like that".
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) founder Chhotubhai Vasava holds a bow and an arrow during the 'Adivasi Sankalp Mahasammelan' in Bharuch on Sunday.(ANI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) founder Chhotubhai Vasava holds a bow and an arrow during the 'Adivasi Sankalp Mahasammelan' in Bharuch on Sunday.(ANI)
Updated on May 01, 2022 04:53 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Raj Thackeray to hold mega rally in Aurangabad today to mark Maharashtra Day 

The state's 62 Foundation Day celebrations on May 1 are set to take a politically charged tone with parties having scheduled several events across the state.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray meets with the party supporters outside his residence 'Shivtirth' before leaving for Aurangabad.(ANI )
MNS chief Raj Thackeray meets with the party supporters outside his residence 'Shivtirth' before leaving for Aurangabad.(ANI )
Updated on May 01, 2022 11:35 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Fear of cooking oil shortage, spike in prices as 290,000 tons stuck in Indonesia

India is the world's biggest importer of palm oil and relies on Indonesia for nearly half of the 700,000 tonnes it takes every month.
A shopkeeper packages cooking oil at Kambing Market in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday.(Bloomberg)
A shopkeeper packages cooking oil at Kambing Market in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Apr 28, 2022 06:24 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Karachi blast: Why is the Baloch Liberation Army targeting Chinese nationals?

A spokesperson of the BLA said the attack was carried out by Shari Baloch alias Bramsh - the "first female suicide bomber of the brigade".
Police inspect a site around damaged vehicles following a suicide bombing near the Confucious Institute affiliated with the Karachi University. (AFP)
Police inspect a site around damaged vehicles following a suicide bombing near the Confucious Institute affiliated with the Karachi University. (AFP)
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 03:31 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Karachi University blast: Video shows moment when ‘suicide bomber’ blows self

Karachi Police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon said the CCTV footage from the site showed a person dressed in the woman burqa head-to-toe covering walking up to the van, followed by an instantaneous explosion.
The Balochistan Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the explosion.
The Balochistan Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the explosion.
Updated on Apr 26, 2022 06:35 PM IST

'Aurangzeb severed many heads, but…': Modi in Red Fort speech | Top quotes 

The prime minister also released a commemorative coin and postage stamp to mark the 400th Parkash Purab of Guru Tegh Bahadur.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 400th Parkash Purab celebrations of Guru Tegh Bahadur at Red Fort. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 400th Parkash Purab celebrations of Guru Tegh Bahadur at Red Fort. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 23, 2022 01:34 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi government makes Covid booster shot free for beneficiaries aged 18-59   

The Delhi government said the precautionary dose will be available for free to all eligible beneficiaries between 18 and 59 years age group in all government vaccination centres.
A person gets a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a inoculation centre. (File)
A person gets a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a inoculation centre. (File)
Updated on Apr 21, 2022 09:28 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Boris Johnson to begin two-day India visit today | What’s on UK PM's agenda

A major focus of Johnson's talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on the situation in the Indo-Pacific as the United Kingdom is strongly opposed to any kind of coercion in the region.
Traffic moves past a hoarding placed in Ahmedabad for the welcome of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson ahead of his visit to India.(PTI)
Traffic moves past a hoarding placed in Ahmedabad for the welcome of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson ahead of his visit to India.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 21, 2022 12:02 AM IST
By, New Delhi

BrahMos supersonic missile ‘creates hole' in Indian Navy's abandoned ship

On Tuesday, the IAF also successfully tested a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi fighter jet on the Eastern seaboard.
A BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was test-fired by the Indian Navy warship INS Delhi on April 19.(ANI)
A BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was test-fired by the Indian Navy warship INS Delhi on April 19.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 20, 2022 03:07 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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