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Dayeeta Das was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. She no longer works with the Hindustan Times

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Why the BJP is not afraid of protests by the Rajput community?

Published on Apr 21, 2024 02:27 AM IST

Despite threats of protests from Rajputs over Parshottam Rupala's comments, the BJP remains steadfast, showing no signs of yielding to the community's demands

Rajkot: BJP candidate Parshottam Rupala leads a roadshow on his way to filing his nomination papers as BJP candidate for Rajkot Lok Sabha seat, ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Rajkot, Tuesday, April 16, 2024. (PTI Photo)(PTI04_16_2024_000106A)(PTI)

How the BJP's path to power in Maharashtra became a tale of strategic missteps

While the BJP successfully engineered splits in parties, its internal challenges and disconnect with grassroots issues may have left it in a precarious position

Nanded, Apr 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the crowd during a public gathering in Nanded, Maharashtra on Saturday. Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and BJP MP Ashok Chavan also seen. (ANI Photo)(BJP media)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 02:18 AM IST

Denmark airport reopens after bomb threat, man arrested

During the search in Billund airport in central Denmark, police arrested a man in his thirties and removed an object "likely to contain explosives".

The airport reopened at 7:00 pm (0500 GMT), but several flights were cancelled or delayed during its closure. (File)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 01:25 AM IST

Pakistan province issues flood alert; warns of heavy loss of life

Pakistan has witnessed days of extreme weather, killing scores of people and destroying property and farmland.

Residents stand near the flooded waters outside their homes following heavy rains in Charsadda district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. (AFP)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 01:25 AM IST
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Ukraine, Israel, TikTok: the massive aid package before US Congress

Here is a breakdown of the $95 billion package, which now moves to the Senate, where it could be taken up as early as Tuesday.

US Capitol (AFP)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 01:20 AM IST

Michelle Obama goes on a ‘secret mission’ in basketball cap and dark glass

Michelle Obama goes undercover at Target to sign copies of her recently unveiled book, 'The Light We Carry'.

Michelle Obama goes undercover at Target
Published on Apr 21, 2024 01:18 AM IST

Hezbollah says three fighters killed in Israel strike

A source said earlier that “three Hezbollah fighters were killed and two others seriously wounded in an Israeli air strike on a house in the area of Al-Jebbayn”

Lebanese villagers flash victory signs from their house which was hit by an Israeli airstrike, in Kfar Kila, a Lebanese border village with Israel, south Lebanon. (AP)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 01:17 AM IST

Dushyant Pratap Singh to shoot his next film Laal Ayodhya in Lucknow and Ayodhya

The Hundred Bucks and Zindagi Shatranj Hai filmmaker Dushyant Pratap Singh will be shooting his next film in his home state.

Filmmaker Dushyant Pratap Singh on his recent visit to Lucknow
Published on Apr 21, 2024 01:12 AM IST

Blinken to be latest top US official to visit China in bid to maintain ties

Rivals are at odds on numerous fronts, including Russia’s war in Ukraine, Taiwan and South China Sea, North Korea, Hong Kong, and human rights.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (Reuters)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 01:10 AM IST
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US house passes $95 billion in aid to Ukraine, Israel & Taiwan

The Ukraine aid will be combined with funding for Israel and Taiwan, for a foreign assistance package totaling $95 billion.

The vote marks a victory for Republican defense hawks against the more isolationist wing of the party led by Donald Trump. (AFP)
Published on Apr 21, 2024 01:10 AM IST
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