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Cadbury and these favourite brands of Queen may soon lose royal warrant

King Charles - Britain's new monarch, in his former role as the Prince of Wales, had issued his own royal warrants to more than 150 brands.

A book of condolence and photo of Queen Elizabeth II are displayed at a church in the district of Southall in London.(AP)
Published on Sep 17, 2022 07:21 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

UK issues advisory as wait to catch last glimpse of Queen stretches for 16 hours

By mid-morning, Britain's culture ministry said the waiting time to reach Westminster Hall was about 16 hours

People line up near Tower Bridge to pay their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II during the Lying-in State, in Westminster Hall, in London, England.(AP)
Updated on Sep 17, 2022 06:56 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Waiting period for US non-immigrant visas now exceeds 2 years. Details here

According to the US State Department website, waiting duration varies depending on the Indian city and the visa category.

In Mumbai, the average wait time for a US visa appointment is 752 calendar days for a visitor visa and 444 days for a student visa.
Published on Sep 16, 2022 10:56 PM IST

Raped by 10-15 men every day at Gurugram spa, ordeal recorded, alleges teen

In the police complaint, the girl said that on her first day in the job, the spa operator forced her into a room where a man reportedly raped her.

The first time the girl went to police, she was compelled to give a false statement and say that she was in love with one of the accused.
Published on Sep 16, 2022 09:49 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Naqvi says can’t doubt all madrasas, but row over survey in UP raises a question

On Monday, the state government started its controversial madrasa survey exercise, with a three-member committee visiting the Islamic religious schools and seeking information on 12 aspects, including their source of funding.

Former union minister for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 16, 2022 08:21 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Nitish rebuffs BJP’s NIA probe demand into Bihar firing: ‘Have faith on cops’

The shootings in Begusarai occurred on Tuesday evening with two bike-riding men opening fire at 10 separate spots.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar interacts with the media in Patna.
Updated on Sep 16, 2022 06:39 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Delhi sees 8th monkeypox case as Nigerian woman tests positive

According to a PTI report, the woman is undergoing treatment at Lok Nayak Hospital. Another person suspected of suffering from monkeypox has also been admitted to the Delhi government-run hospital.

The woman has been admitted to LNJP Hospital,(Pinterest)
Published on Sep 16, 2022 04:10 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Hijab ban order led to 17,000 girls skipping exams in Karnataka, SC told

Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for another petitioner, said the ruling is probably targeting Muslims and women from the faith particularly, thereby violating articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution.

Several pleas have been filed in the Supreme court against the March 15 verdict of the high court holding that wearing of hijab is not a part of the essential religious practice which can be protected under Article 25 of the Constitution.
Updated on Sep 15, 2022 11:02 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Bhopal’s teen serial killer lives in isolation cell at Sagar jail. Here’s why

The 19-year-old is allowed to leave his barrack only when he is brought for a shower in the company of a prison warden.

Shivprasad Dhruve did not like people sleeping on the job, and expressed his displeasure by killing watchmen he found asleep. (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 15, 2022 08:28 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Waqf board claims ownership of entire Tamil Nadu village. There’s a temple too

Thiruchenthurai is a village located on the Cauvery river's bank in Tiruchirapalli district. It also has a 1,500-year-old Sundareswarar Temple with villagers now wondering how the Waqf would claim ownership of this property as well.

Representational image. 
Published on Sep 15, 2022 07:10 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

'What about rapes in BJP-ruled states?' Tejashwi’s comeback on Bihar crime graph

Yadav’s comments amid a massive uproar over the rape and murder of two minor Dalit girls in Uttar Pradesh Lakhimpur Kheri.

Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav.
Published on Sep 15, 2022 05:44 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Hang the culprits, says father of Dalit teens raped & tied from tree in UP

On how the crime unfolded, the victims' mother said that on Wednesday three men from a nearby village took the victims on a bike. Their bodies were discovered two hours later, tied with a scarf from a tree in a sugarcane field a kilometre away.

Following the incident, residents blocked a local highway and demanded the strictest action against the accused.(ANI)
Published on Sep 15, 2022 04:11 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

On Kolkata clashes, CM alleges BJP brought 'armed goons’ from outside Bengal

BJP supporters indulged in pitched clashes with police, hurled stones at them, set fire to a vehicle, and destroyed a kiosk, while officers used batons and water cannons to disperse the demonstrators.

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
Published on Sep 14, 2022 09:54 PM IST

Jacqueline Fernandez questioned for 8 hours by Delhi Police; Nora Fatehi next

The actor was also accompanied by Pinki Irani, the person who allegedly introduced Fernandez to Chandrashekar.

Jacqueline Fernandez has been named as an accused in the extortion case linked to Sukesh Chandrasekhar. (Photo by Ryan LIM / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Sep 14, 2022 09:32 PM IST

Mysterious underground sounds in Maharashtra village create panic

District officials have asked experts from the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism to investigate the bizarre events in order to get a scientific explanation.

Representational image. 
Updated on Sep 14, 2022 07:39 PM IST

Watch: PM Modi meets Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck; poses for photo

Photos released by the two sides showed the two leaders shaking hands before their meeting. The Bhutanese king also met foreign secretary Vinay Kwatra and will meet National Security Advisor Ajit Doval later in the day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Published on Sep 14, 2022 03:46 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

School bus driver rapes nursery student in Bhopal, accused's house razed

Reportedly, the incident took place on September 8, in the Madhya Pradesh capital when the girl was raped by a bus driver in the presence of a woman attendant.

The girl, studying in a leading private school in the city, was returning home in the bus when the incident occurred.
Published on Sep 13, 2022 11:17 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

'Over 200 BJP workers injured': Suvendu on party's 'Nabanna Cholo' protest

Parts of Bengal turned into a battlefield as BJP activists clashed with the police during the protest march. Several police officers and saffron camp members, including leaders Mina Devi Purohit and Swapan Dasgupta, were reportedly injured in the melee.

Suvendu Adhikari was detained in Kolkata while he was trying to visit Santragachi during the party's massive protest.
Published on Sep 13, 2022 09:21 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Videos: Clashes during BJP's march, supporters use boat to reach Nabanna

Security arrangements were beefed up in Kolkata with heavy barricading at Hastings near the state government's new Secretariat.

A group of BJP workers were seen using a boat to cross Tribeni river, Hooghly, to reach Nabanna.
Published on Sep 13, 2022 06:01 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

'Thank you for your love': King Charles III in first address | Top quotes

Queen Elizabeth II was a life well lived, she is mourned deeply. Throughout her life, the Queen was an inspiration. There's a deep sense of gratitude where my mother has served.

King Charles III First Address: Britain's King Charles III delivers his address to the nation.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 09, 2022 11:24 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Kerala cops issue fine to e-scooter for not carrying pollution papers, trolled

The police claimed it was a typo, and said the person who rode the electric scooter failed to produce his driving licence.

The photo of the e-challan is going viral.
Published on Sep 09, 2022 11:13 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

As Queen departs, Twitterati now demands Kohinoor's return to India

The government has demanded the Kohinoor's return on various occasions, including once in 1947. However, the British government has consistently refuted the assertions.

The iconic crown will now reportedly go to Queen Camilla, who will be anointed alongside King Charles III during his coronation.(AFP)
Published on Sep 09, 2022 06:44 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

UP principal suspended after students forced to clean toilets | Video

An official said the principal of the school had committed a similar act earlier too.

Screengrab from the video.
Published on Sep 09, 2022 04:36 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Unhappy over cleric’s no to DJ music, UP man threatens to bomb Jama Masjid, held

A case has been registered under sections 295, 153 A of the IPC and the youth has been sent to police custody. Further investigation is underway.

Satyarth Anirudh Pankaj, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Bareilly.(ANI)
Published on Sep 09, 2022 03:47 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

PM Modi promises R-Day parade invite to workers involved in Central Vista work

Modi told the workers that he would invite all of them who worked on the redevelopment project of Central Vista for the Republic Day parade on January 26.

PM Modi interacts with workers involved in Central Vista project.
Published on Sep 08, 2022 09:51 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Queen Elizabeth's 70 years on the throne: Five things about the monarch

The 96-year-old monarch has been dogged by health problems since last October that has left her with difficulties walking and standing.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 08, 2022 11:20 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Watch: Sheikh Hasina dances with Rajasthani artists who welcome her at airport

Sheikh Hasina, who is on a four-day visit to India, arrived at Ajmer Sharif Dargah in Rajasthan earlier in the day to offer prayers.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina grooved with the local artists who had gathered at Jaipur airport to welcome her in Rajasthan.
Published on Sep 08, 2022 04:59 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

'Raj Bhavan humiliated': Telangana guv tears into team KCR over protocol lapse

Tamilisai Soundararajan was addressing the "Beginning of Fourth Year in the Service of People of Telangana" ceremony at the Raj Bhavan when she made the remarks.

Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundararajan.
Published on Sep 08, 2022 04:29 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Kerala: Fisherman suffers gunshot near INS Dronacharya in Kochi; probe ordered

According to an official from the Fort Kochi coastal police station, the injury was minor, and the bullet was found inside the boat itself.

A fisherman suffered a gunshot to his ear in Kochi. (AP)
Published on Sep 07, 2022 07:08 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

On Robert Vadra's pic on Congress posters, BJP's dig: 'Not Bharat Jodo, but...'

The BJP dubbed the yatra as "hollow" and claimed that it was essentially a "family-saving campaign" to keep control of Gandhis over the party and was another attempt to establish Rahul Gandhi as a leader.

Posters tweeted by businessman Robert Vadra.(Twitter/ @irobertvadra)
Updated on Sep 07, 2022 04:32 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar
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