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PM Modi hails India's GDP growth: ‘Strength of Indian economy’

India's GDP grew by 8.4 per cent in the December quarter.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (ANI)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 07:36 PM IST

Evening briefing: DK Shivakumar says Himachal crisis over, all latest news

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

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu with Karnataka deputy CM DK Shivakumar, who was one of the observers, during a meeting in Shimla. (PTI Photo)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 06:20 PM IST

MEA clarifies why it denied entry to UK writer Nitasha Kaul to India

MEA said it is a sovereign decision as to who will be allowed to enter the contry after UK writer Nitasha Kaul alleged that she was sent back from airport.

UK professor Nitasha Kaul said she was denied entry to India and was harassed for hours at Bangalore airport.
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 06:12 PM IST

‘Gurmeet Ram Rahim can’t get parole without permission': HC to Haryana govt

The Punjab and Haryana high court told the Haryana government that rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim cannot be granted parole without its -permission

Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim.(HT file)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 07:30 PM IST

India's GDP grew by 8.4 per cent in December quarter

Indian economy grew by 8.4 per cent in October-December 2023 against 4.3 per cent a year ago, government data showed on Thursday

India's GDP grows by 8.4 per cent in December quarter
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 07:29 PM IST

Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate eyes 500 cr revenue from new project in B'luru

Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate has launched Sequoia, the last tower at Parkwest 2.0, located in Binnypet, Bengaluru. It has a saleable area of 18.4 lakh sq ft

Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate has launched 180 luxury apartments in its project in Bengaluru with a saleable area of 4.3 lakh square feet (Picture for representational purposes only)(Pixabay)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 05:27 PM IST

Kanpur shocker: Two minor girls found hanging, families allege rape; 3 arrested

Bodies of two minors were found hanging from a tree in Kanpur hours after they were last seen. Families alleged the girls were gangraped and then blackmailed.

Two minor girls were found hanging from a tree at a brick Kiln in the village Barauli in the Ghatampur area of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 05:15 PM IST

Walter White who? New Mexico chemistry teacher brings swords for students to…

According to a lawsuit, a 16-year-old NS was left injured after a duel with a fellow student with katana and rapier-styled swords.

Breaking Bad's Walter White and Loviata Mitchell
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 04:55 PM IST

Mumbai's property registrations touch 11,742 units in Feb 2024, up 21% YoY

₹865 crore recorded in stamp duty collections from property registrations in Mumbai in Feb 2024

Mumbai city in February 2024 recorded registration of 11,742 properties. HT PHOTO BY PUNEET CHANDHOK 18/08/09 - AUG09 2K9
Published on Feb 29, 2024 04:21 PM IST

Centre to set up three semiconductor plants in Gujarat and Assam

Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said all the three semiconductor units will start construction within the next 100 days.

Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.(ANI)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 04:12 PM IST

Snowflake's Sridhar Ramaswamy latest Indian-origin CEO. Who are others?

Ramaswamy joins Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Sundar Pichai (Google), and others, as yet another Indian-origin leader of a global company.

New Snowflake Inc. CEO Sridhar Ramaswamy (Image courtesy: Snowflake)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 03:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

FASTag KYC deadline ends today. How to update your details? Check here

Failure to update your FASTag KYC details by February 29 could result in your bank deactivating or even blacklisting your account.

NHAI has introduced the
Published on Feb 29, 2024 03:39 PM IST

What Anant Ambani said about siblings Akash and Isha Ambani ahead of his wedding

Anant Ambani, Radhika Merchant's pre-wedding event: Ahead of his wedding with Radhika Merchant, Anant Ambani spoke about siblings Akash and Isha Ambani.

Akash Ambani, Anant Ambani and Isha Ambani.(ABHIJIT BHATLEKAR/MINT)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 04:20 PM IST

Centre clears solar rooftop scheme, phosphatic & potassium fertiliser subsidy

The Centre also approved the proposals to set up three semiconductor units in Gujarat and Assam.

Union minister Anurag Thakur. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 04:37 PM IST

Former Michigan Wolverine star Craig Roh dead at 33 after cancer battle

Roh was suffering from Stage 4 Colon Cancer.

Craig Roh in a game from 2012(File Photo)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 03:24 PM IST

TMC suspends Sheikh Shahjahan for 6 yrs: ‘Now take action against Brij Bhushan’

Trinamool Congress suspended Sheikh Shahjahan from the party for six years, hours after his arrest by the West Bengal Police.

Sheikh Shahjahan was arrested by the West Bengal police in the early hours on Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 04:17 PM IST

'Only option left is to die': Uttarakhand rat-hole miner after DDA razed house

Wakeel Hasan said people who demolished his house were ‘not able to show him papers’ regarding the demolition when asked for.

Rat hole miner Wakeel Hasan whose house was demolished by DDA on Wednesday.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 03:49 PM IST

Sheikh Shahjahan's arrest video viral; 'See his body language,' BJP's jibe

Sheikh Shahjahan was escorted by the West Bengal police like a state guest when he entered the court on Thursday morning, BJP leaders said.

Sheikh Shahjahan's hand gesture when he was produced at the court. BJP said his confidence proved that he was in safe custody of the party. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 06:44 PM IST

Karnataka MLA Hariprasad stands by his statement: ‘Pakistan enemy of BJP, not..’

Congress MLA BK Hariprasad warned of moving a privilege motion against news channels that misrepresented his remarks.

Karnataka MLC BK Hariprasad during the state Legislative Council Session, at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru. (ANI)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 02:34 PM IST

Abdul Karim Tunda, alleged LeT bomb maker & Dawood aide, acquitted. Who is he?

Abdul Karim Tunda was arrested in 2013 by the special cell of Delhi Police from the Indo-Nepal border.

Abdul Karim Tunda was acquitted by a Terrorist & Anti-Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) court in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case, in Ajmer,(PTI)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 04:44 PM IST

LeT bomb-maker Abdul Karim Tunda acquitted in 1993 serial blast case

Tunda’s involvement is suspected to be in at least 40 bomb blast cases across the country, including the 1993 Mumbai train blasts.

Cops escort Lashkar-e-Taiba bomb maker Syed Abdul Karim alias Tunda.(HT Photo / File)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 02:04 PM IST

Sridhar Ramaswamy, IIT Madras alumnus, named CEO of data cloud firm Snowflake

Ramaswamy, who succeeds Frank Slootman, is the latest Indian-origin chief executive of a global firm.

New Snowflake Inc. CEO Sridhar Ramaswamy (Image courtesy: Snowflake)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 02:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Mumbai: Who was Avtar Saini, ex-Intel India head, killed after being hit by cab?

Avtar Saini, a resident of suburban Chembur, was credited with working on the Intel 386 and 486 microprocessors.

Avtar Saini, former Intel India country head, was killed in Navi Mumbai.
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 01:39 PM IST

Kamal Nath 'ready' if Congress workers want to 'bid him farewell'

The senior Congress leader made the remark while addressing a gathering at in his stronghold Chhindwara district on Wednesday.

Bhopal: Congress Madhya Pradesh President Kamal Nath with senior leader Digvijaya Singh and other leaders.(PTI / File)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 01:22 PM IST

Exicom Tele-Systems IPO day 3: Check GMP, other details on last day of bidding

The company aims to raise ₹429 crore through the IPO.

After the first two days of bidding, the public issue was booked 27.78 time (Representational Image)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 01:01 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Afternoon briefing: Canadian Khalistanis threaten Indian envoy; all latest news

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

India’s High Commissioner to Ottawa Sanjay Kumar Verma (File photo)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 01:15 PM IST

'Pakistan zindabad' row: Chaos in Karnataka Assembly; BJP chants 'Jai Sri Ram'

BJP criticised the Congress government for its failure to arrest supporters of party MP Syed Naseer Hussain allegedly involved in chanting pro-Pakistan slogans.

Leader of the Opposition of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly R. Ashoka along with supporters protest against alleged
Published on Feb 29, 2024 12:56 PM IST

Sanjay Raut calls new Parliament ‘5-star jail’, pledges shifting to old building

The Bharatiya Janata Party has been claiming that the ruling NDA will cross 400 seats in upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

New Delhi: Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut at the Parliament House complex during the Budget session, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024.(PTI)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 12:55 PM IST

Jamtara train accident: A look at recent train mishaps in India

At least two passengers died and some were injured after being hit by a train near Kaljariya railway crossing in Jharkhand's Jamtara-Karmatand area.

People stand near a railway track where at least two persons were run over and killed by a train near Kaljharia area, in Jamtara district. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 12:37 PM IST

Why India boycotted Thailand's representative at WTO talks?

Thai ambassador's statement was cheered upon by countries like the US, Canada and Australia.

Delegates attend the 13th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi of February 26, 2025. (HT_PRINT)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 12:08 PM IST
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