Harshit Sabarwal

Online journalist based in New Delhi. I read about global conflicts and the drug war in Mexico.

Articles by Harshit Sabarwal

Kaali filmmaker on grandmother’s death: 'Don’t understand why I’m alive when...'

Sharing a post on Facebook, Manimekalai called her grandmother Rajeswari "a binding force for the family", and said, "An abode of compassion, love and patience. I don't understand why I am alive when I can't even kiss her a farewell.”
File photo of Filmmaker Leena Manimekalai. 
File photo of Filmmaker Leena Manimekalai. 
Published on Aug 12, 2022 01:38 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

With 16,561 new cases, India sees marginal rise in daily Covid tally| 5 points

India Covid cases August 12, 2022: The active cases in the country have declined to 1,23,535 and constitute 0.28 per cent of total cases.
On Thursday, the country recorded 16,299 cases, 53 deaths and 19,431 recoveries.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
On Thursday, the country recorded 16,299 cases, 53 deaths and 19,431 recoveries.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
Published on Aug 12, 2022 10:04 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

Beijing reacts to India’s move to on Chinese smartphones below 12,000

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said the government has taken note of India's move.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin gestures during a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing.(AFP)
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin gestures during a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing.(AFP)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 05:38 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Delhi reports 2,495 new Covid cases, 7 deaths; positivity rate at 15.41%

The daily positivity rate on Tuesday was at 15.41 per cent, compared to 17.85 per cent on Monday, the highest since January 21.
On Monday, Delhi recorded 1,372 cases, six deaths and 1,927 recoveries.
On Monday, Delhi recorded 1,372 cases, six deaths and 1,927 recoveries.
Published on Aug 09, 2022 10:46 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

‘Blatant lies’: Bihar BJP leaders blast Nitish Kumar for breaking ties

Nitish Kumar submitted his resignation as chief minister of the NDA government in Bihar earlier on Tuesday and submitted a support letter of 160 lawmakers to stake the claim to form the government with the RJD led-Mahagathbandhan.
Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses a press conference with state BJP president Sanjay Jaishwal after Bihar CM Nitish Kumar resigned, in Patna on Tuesday.(ANI)
Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses a press conference with state BJP president Sanjay Jaishwal after Bihar CM Nitish Kumar resigned, in Patna on Tuesday.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 10:45 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Airtel to launch 5G services this month, CEO spells out 2024 vision

“We intend to launch 5G starting August and extend to a Pan India roll out very soon. By March 2024 we believe we will be able to cover every town and key rural areas as well with 5G,” Airtel's managing director (MD) and chief executive office (CEO) Gopal Vittal said.
Recently, Airtel reported an over five-fold rise in its consolidated profit to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,607 crore for the first quarter that ended June 30.(Reuters)
Recently, Airtel reported an over five-fold rise in its consolidated profit to 1,607 crore for the first quarter that ended June 30.(Reuters)
Updated on Aug 09, 2022 07:39 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

On uproar over rape law, Rajasthan CM says ‘I only said the truth’

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot said the number of murders after rape have gone up over the past years and his statement only reveals the truth.
Gehlot said on Friday that ever since the law to hang rape accused came into force, incidents of murdering rape victims have increased across the country.(PTI file photo)
Gehlot said on Friday that ever since the law to hang rape accused came into force, incidents of murdering rape victims have increased across the country.(PTI file photo)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 07:51 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Vice-prez election: Wishes pour in across party lines for Jagdeep Dhankhar

Dhankhar, the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA's) candidate for the vice-presidential poll, defeated Opposition's Margaret Alva by 346 votes.
Newly elected Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar greets BJP workers at 11 Akhbar Road, in New Delhi, on Saturday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Newly elected Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar greets BJP workers at 11 Akhbar Road, in New Delhi, on Saturday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 09:06 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Anil Agarwal recounts Vedanta’s listing on London Stock Exchange

Sharing a post on LinkedIn, Agarwal wrote on Wednesday that in 2003, Vedanta became the first Indian company to be listed on the LSE.
Agarwal further said that all his efforts paid off when Vedanta Resources Ltd got listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Agarwal further said that all his efforts paid off when Vedanta Resources Ltd got listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Published on Aug 03, 2022 09:57 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Swiggy’s 'Moonlighting Policy' allows employees to take up external projects

According to a release issued by Swiggy, the "Moonlighting Policy" allows employees to take up external projects for pro-bono or economic consideration based on internal approvals.
The policy allows employees to work second jobs, outside normal business hours of the primary job, under certain conditions.
The policy allows employees to work second jobs, outside normal business hours of the primary job, under certain conditions.
Published on Aug 03, 2022 07:48 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Watch: The moment when US Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan

Visuals shared by news agency Reuters showed Pelosi landing at the Songshan Airport in Taipei. According to the local media, Pelosi was welcomed into Taiwan by the country's foreign minister Joseph Wu.
In this image taken from video, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives in Taipei, Taiwan.(AP)
In this image taken from video, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives in Taipei, Taiwan.(AP)
Updated on Aug 02, 2022 09:04 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Delhi: These 3 private hospitals to reserve beds for monkeypox cases

The three hospitals - MD City Hospital, Batra Hospital and Kailash Deepak Hospital - will reserve 10 beds each (five for confirmed and five for suspected cases) to manage the isolation of monkeypox cases.
India's monkeypox tally has now climbed to eight.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
India's monkeypox tally has now climbed to eight.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Aug 02, 2022 06:36 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

'...based on certain proofs:' Devendra Fadnavis on Sanjay Raut's arrest by ED

“The ED is a national probe agency. It must have taken action against Raut based on documents and proofs. I would not comment on this issue further. His arrest and other related issues will be discussed in the court,” Fadnavis told reporters. 
Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.(ANI file photo)
Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.(ANI file photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2022 10:40 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Message of ‘Raja’ is clear…': Rahul slams PM Modi over Sanjay Raut's arrest

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has been sent to the ED's custody till Thursday (August 4) in the money laundering case linked to alleged irregularities in the redevelopment of a Mumbai 'chawl'.
Apart from Rahul Gandhi, several other Congress leaders condemned Raut's arrest and alleged that the Modi government is trying to suppress the Opposition.(File photo)
Apart from Rahul Gandhi, several other Congress leaders condemned Raut's arrest and alleged that the Modi government is trying to suppress the Opposition.(File photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2022 09:27 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

Neither Smriti Irani nor her daughter own Goa cafe, says Delhi HC

On July 23, the Congress had alleged that an illegal bar was being run by Zoish Irani in Goa. Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera had that there were serious charges of corruption against Irani's family and her daughter was allegedly running a restaurant in Goa, in which a bar was functioning on a fake licence.
Union minister, Smriti Irani rejected the Congress' allegation and said that her daughter was being targeted.(File photo)
Union minister, Smriti Irani rejected the Congress' allegation and said that her daughter was being targeted.(File photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2022 08:00 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

Apollo Tyres introduces 2 tyre brands for EVs in India. Details here

Two tyres- Amperion and WAV have been introduced by Apollo Tyres for electric passenger vehicles and two-wheelers
Apollo Tyres' Amperion will cater to electric vehicles in hatchback, compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) and sedan segments in the country.(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)
Apollo Tyres' Amperion will cater to electric vehicles in hatchback, compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) and sedan segments in the country.(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Aug 01, 2022 06:42 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

In veiled attack on Uddhav, Shinde says ‘issue of sharing CM’s post with BJP…’

After the 2019 election, Uddhav Thackeray broke the Sena’s decades-old ties with the BJP stating the ally had reneged on its promise of sharing the chief minister's post, a contention denied by the saffron party.
Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray. 
Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray. 
Updated on Jul 31, 2022 10:45 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Day 6 of 5G spectrum auction ends, bids over 1.50 lakh crore so far | Top pts

This is India's first auction of the 5G spectrum, which powers ultra-high data speeds with a total of 72 GHz (gigahertz) of radiowaves worth at least 4.3 lakh crore up for bidding.
The first day of the auction started on Tuesday.(AFP file photo)
The first day of the auction started on Tuesday.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2022 09:16 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Osama Bin Laden’s kin donated £1 million to Prince Charles’ foundation: Report

The report by The Sunday times said that Prince Charles accepted the donation from Bakr bin Laden and Shafiq - half brothers of Osama Bin Laden.
Prince Charles agreed to the donation to the Prince of Wales Charitable Fund (PWCF) when he met Bakr at Clarence House in London in 2013. (AP)
Prince Charles agreed to the donation to the Prince of Wales Charitable Fund (PWCF) when he met Bakr at Clarence House in London in 2013. (AP)
Published on Jul 31, 2022 04:46 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Watch: Punjab minister asks vice-chancellor to lie on dirty hospital mattress

In a video shared by news agency ANI, Punjab health minister Jouramajra can be seen visiting the hospital and taking stock of its infrastructure and arrangements.
The video drew strong criticism from the opposition Congress which demanded an apology from Jouramajra.(Screengrab)
The video drew strong criticism from the opposition Congress which demanded an apology from Jouramajra.(Screengrab)
Updated on Jul 29, 2022 11:25 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Adhir Ranjan's written apology to President Murmu amid ‘Rashtrapatni’ remark row

“I am writing to express my regret for having mistakenly used an incorrect word to describe the position you hold. I assure you that it was a slip of the tongue. I apologise and request you to accept the same,” Congress Lok Sabha MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury wrote in his apology letter to President Murmu.
Congress Lok Sabha MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury apologises to India's 15th President Droupadi Murmu over the 'Rashtrapatni' remark.
Congress Lok Sabha MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury apologises to India's 15th President Droupadi Murmu over the 'Rashtrapatni' remark.
Updated on Jul 29, 2022 07:26 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

'Aviation safety paramount, there would be no compromise': Jyotiraditya Scindia

Speaking to reporters, aviation minister Scindia said "decisive action has been taken in the last few weeks and months".
Jyotiraditya Scindia's comments on aviation safety come amid concerns over safety-linked incidents in the recent past, involving domestic carriers.(ANI file photo)
Jyotiraditya Scindia's comments on aviation safety come amid concerns over safety-linked incidents in the recent past, involving domestic carriers.(ANI file photo)
Updated on Jul 29, 2022 03:46 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

HCL’s Roshni Nadar Malhotra is richest woman in India | List of top 10

Top 10 Richest women in India: The position of the second richest woman in India is secured by Nykaa founder and chief executive office (CEO) Falguni Nayar. Biocon's founder and CEO Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is the country's third richest woman.
From left to right: HCL chairperson Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Nykaa founder and CEO Falguni Nayar and Biocon founder and CEO Kiran Mazumdar Shaw. 
From left to right: HCL chairperson Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Nykaa founder and CEO Falguni Nayar and Biocon founder and CEO Kiran Mazumdar Shaw. 
Updated on Jul 28, 2022 10:25 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

5G spectrum auction: Bids worth 1.49 lakh crore on day 2| Top points

A total of nine rounds of the auction have been carried out so far, five on Wednesday and four on Tuesday. The auction has been extended to Thursday.
This is India's first auction of the 5G spectrum.(Representative image)
This is India's first auction of the 5G spectrum.(Representative image)
Updated on Jul 27, 2022 07:45 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Karnataka: Protesters jolt BJP MP’s car over Yuva Morcha worker’s murder

BJP Yuva Moracha worker Praveen Nettaru was hacked to death with lethal weapons by unidentified people on a bike in the district's Bellare village late Tuesday evening.
Protesters were anguished over the murder of Praveen Nettaru, who was hacked to death in the Dakshin Kannada district.
Protesters were anguished over the murder of Praveen Nettaru, who was hacked to death in the Dakshin Kannada district.
Updated on Jul 27, 2022 06:52 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Delhi Police responds as Cong leader asks personnel: 'Kyun maar rahe ho'

The Congress protest - which has been labelled as 'Satyagraha' - is being held all across India to protest against party interim president Sonia Gandhi's questioning in the National Herald Case.
Youth Congress President Srinivas BV during a demonstration at the AICC office, in New Delhi, on Tuesday. (PTI)
Youth Congress President Srinivas BV during a demonstration at the AICC office, in New Delhi, on Tuesday. (PTI)
Published on Jul 26, 2022 05:24 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

Xi congratulates President Murmu, talks of India-China ties

In his congratulatory message, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that he is ready to work with Droupadi Murmu to enhance political mutual trust, properly handle differences and push bilateral ties forward on the right track, a report by Xinhua news agency said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Indian counterpart Droupadi Murmu.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Indian counterpart Droupadi Murmu.
Published on Jul 25, 2022 09:06 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

Tamil Nadu Class 12 student death: 'She can’t die by suicide,' says sister

The girl, a Class 12 student of a government-aided school, was found dead on Monday on the premises of the institution-run hostel.
Tiruvallur: Police personnel deployed at the school premises after the incident.(ANI Twitter)
Tiruvallur: Police personnel deployed at the school premises after the incident.(ANI Twitter)
Published on Jul 25, 2022 07:16 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

Watch: Tejashwi Yadav seen pulling a jeep in intense workout. What prompted him?

The video, which was uploaded on Twitter, came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Tejashwi to lose weight. 
Yadav's office, which tweeted the video on Monday morning, also shared a short poem in Hindi.(Twitter/@TejashwiOffice)
Yadav's office, which tweeted the video on Monday morning, also shared a short poem in Hindi.(Twitter/@TejashwiOffice)
Updated on Jul 25, 2022 04:44 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

Monkeypox: Tamil Nadu monitoring state borders with Kerala, says minister

The monkeypox patient from Kerala is a 35-year-old man who returned to the Kollam district of the southern state from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and was hospitalised after showing symptoms, later being found infected with the virus.
Health minister Ma Subramanian (right) pointed out that no cases of monkeypox have been found in Tamil Nadu.(ANI Photo)
Health minister Ma Subramanian (right) pointed out that no cases of monkeypox have been found in Tamil Nadu.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2022 01:15 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi
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