Poulomi Ghosh

Poulomi Ghosh is a journalist with Hindustan Times, New Delhi.

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Supreme Court to hear petitions against ban on BBC documentary on February 3

The BBC documentary critical of Narendra Modi in the context of 2002 riots was not screened in India. The government blocked tweets and YouTube content sharing links to the documentary in India.

BBC documentary India: The Modi Question is critical of Narendra Modi's role during Gujarat riots.
BBC documentary India: The Modi Question is critical of Narendra Modi's role during Gujarat riots.
Published on Feb 02, 2023 09:57 PM IST
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Boris Johnson's brother quits Adani-linked firm; Cong says 'not a squeak' here

Amid the fraud allegations against the Adani Group, UK former prime minister Boris Johnson's brother Jo Johnson quit a firm that was linked to the Adani empire.

The Congress on Thursday demanded a court-monitored probe or a JPC into the allegations against Adani Group.(AP)
The Congress on Thursday demanded a court-monitored probe or a JPC into the allegations against Adani Group.(AP)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 10:36 PM IST

YS Sharmila buys Telangana CM KCR a new pair of shoes. 'If it doesn't fit...'

YS Sharmila was earlier attacked and detained in November last year for her protest march against Telangana chief minister KCR and his party.

YS Sharmila's gift for KCR is a pair of shoes so that he can embark on a padyatra alongwith Sharmila.
YS Sharmila's gift for KCR is a pair of shoes so that he can embark on a padyatra alongwith Sharmila.
Published on Feb 02, 2023 06:40 PM IST

Name of Bhopal's Islam Nagar village changed to Jagdishpur | Details here

Bhoapl's Islam Nagar is famous for its fort and is a place of tourist interest. According to many accounts, Jagdishpur was named Islam Nagar 308 years ago.

Bhopal's Islam Nagar village will be known as Jagdishpur. (PTI)
Bhopal's Islam Nagar village will be known as Jagdishpur. (PTI)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 05:48 PM IST

'Zindagi ke saath thi': Cong's jab at LIC on Adani row; ‘Who’s Chung Ling?'

Congress raised the issue of Chung Ling, the Chinese link of the Adani Group, mentioned in the Hindenburg report and said this is the most crucial aspect of the issue.

The Congress on Thursday demanded an SC-monitored probe or a JPC to look into the allegations against Adani Group.
The Congress on Thursday demanded an SC-monitored probe or a JPC to look into the allegations against Adani Group.
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 06:41 PM IST

Watch: Bihar IAS officer abuses in meeting, 'deputy collector hai...'

Senior IAS officer KK Pathak was seen hurling cuss words one after another targetting the deputy collector in the viral video of an administrative meeting.

Screenshot from the recording of the viral video of KK Pathak abusing in an official meeting. (ANI)
Screenshot from the recording of the viral video of KK Pathak abusing in an official meeting. (ANI)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 02:36 PM IST

New tax regime better if deduction, exemption less than 3.75 lakh: Official

Old vs new income tax regime: Those who claim less than ₹3.75 lakh exemption will save money in the new tax regime, a ministry official explained.

There is no proposal to modify income tax returns forms, a finance ministry official said.(Representative Image)
There is no proposal to modify income tax returns forms, a finance ministry official said.(Representative Image)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 08:32 PM IST

Not Amrit Kaal, but 'Mitr Kaal Budget'; Rahul Gandhi says, 'PM doesn't care'

As finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman termed Budget 2023 as the first budget of Amrit Kaal and PM Modi too in his address later mentioned Amrit Kaal, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi played on the words and said it's 'Mitr Kaal Budget'

Rahul Gandhi said Budget 2023 has no roadmap to build India's future. (AFP)
Rahul Gandhi said Budget 2023 has no roadmap to build India's future. (AFP)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 06:15 PM IST

Sitharaman didn't mention ‘unemployment’ once in her speech: Congress

Chidambaram said Sitharaman's Budget speech did not have any mention of the words like poverty, unemployment, inequality.

Chidambaram said Sitharaman did not mention the word poverty or unemployment even once in her speech.
Chidambaram said Sitharaman did not mention the word poverty or unemployment even once in her speech.
Published on Feb 01, 2023 05:16 PM IST

Budget 2023 new income tax slabs: How to calculate your tax

New income tax regime 2023: In the mew income tax regime, there is no income tax up to ₹7 lakh. The tax slabs have been tweaked with the lowest starting from ₹2.5 lakh instead of ₹3 lakh as earlier.

PAN can be linked with Aadhaar on the income tax department’s website after paying a fee of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1000, (Photo: Mint)(MINT_PRINT)
PAN can be linked with Aadhaar on the income tax department’s website after paying a fee of 1000, (Photo: Mint)(MINT_PRINT)
Updated on Feb 01, 2023 07:44 PM IST

PAN common ID for businesses: FM's announcements on ease of doing biz

Budget 2023: Making PAN the common identifier for all digital systems of specified government agencies will bring ease of doing business and this will be done through a legal mandate, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced.

Budget 2023 announcements for ease of doing business made by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(PTI)
Budget 2023 announcements for ease of doing business made by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(PTI)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 11:50 AM IST

Sitharaman outlines 7 priorities of Budget 2023, calls them 'Saptrishi'

Budget 2023: Under PM Vishwakarma Kaushal Samman, traditional artisans, for the first time, will get a package of assistance which will focus on bettering the quality, scale and reach of their products.

Sitharaman outlines 7 priorities of Budget 2023, calls them 'Saptrishi'
Sitharaman outlines 7 priorities of Budget 2023, calls them 'Saptrishi'
Published on Feb 01, 2023 11:19 AM IST

Nirmala Sitharaman dons bright red saree with temple border for Budget 2023

Budget 2023: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman wore a bright red saree with black border – with intricate golden work.

Nirmala Sitharaman chooses a bright red saree with black border and intricate golden work on Budget day.
Nirmala Sitharaman chooses a bright red saree with black border and intricate golden work on Budget day.
Updated on Feb 01, 2023 10:02 AM IST

Hindenburg allegations lies, attack on India: Adani Group's 413-page reply

The Hindenburg report is neither independent nor objective and intended to create a false market in securities to enable Hindenburg to book gains, Adani Group said in a detailed statement issued on Sunday.

The Adani Group issued a detailed statement on the Hindenburg report.(REUTERS)
The Adani Group issued a detailed statement on the Hindenburg report.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 30, 2023 01:47 AM IST

Who was Odisha minister Naba Das who died after being shot by a cop? 10 points

The second-richest minister of Odisha, Naba Das had 80 vehicles and properties worth ₹34 crore, a PTI report said.

Odisha health minister Naba Das was shot at by a cop on Sunday afternoon. The reason is not yet known. (ANI)
Odisha health minister Naba Das was shot at by a cop on Sunday afternoon. The reason is not yet known. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 30, 2023 01:47 AM IST

Cop who shot Odisha minister Naba Das suffered from mental disorder: Wife

Accused ASI Gopal Das's wife said Gopal Das was under medication for mental disorder but appeared normal. He made a video call to their daughter on Sunday morning before the incident took place.

Odisha health minister Naba Kishore Das was shot by police officer Gopal Das on Sunday. (Screenshot from PTI video)
Odisha health minister Naba Kishore Das was shot by police officer Gopal Das on Sunday. (Screenshot from PTI video)
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 09:38 PM IST

'Kerela, Tamil Naidu?': Tharoor slams 'Hindi Rashtravadis' over R-Day poll

As Shashi Tharoor pointed out the spelling mistakes of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in a poll run by a government site (corrected later), many social media users asked why the Congress MP was creating a North vs South issue.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was livid seeing the spelling of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in a poll on a government site.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was livid seeing the spelling of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in a poll on a government site.
Published on Jan 29, 2023 06:25 PM IST

BBC documentary row: AK Antony's son targets Jairam Ramesh, says ‘perfect ally’

Anil Antony who recently resigned from the Congress in the middle of the BBC documentary row on Sunday targetted the Congress as he shared old BBC reports where truncated India maps were used.

BBC is a repeat offender, AK Antony's son Anil K Antony said sharing BBC news reports where truncated maps of India were used. (PTI)
BBC is a repeat offender, AK Antony's son Anil K Antony said sharing BBC news reports where truncated maps of India were used. (PTI)
Published on Jan 29, 2023 05:18 PM IST

Not sure whether any PM other than Modi would have...: Jaishankar

Jaishankar said when he was the secretary of the external affairs department, he had a very good minister and the combination of minister Sushma Swaraj and secretary Jaishankar was very good.

Foreign minister S Jaishankar said becoming the foreign secretary was the highest limit of his ambition 10 years ago.
Foreign minister S Jaishankar said becoming the foreign secretary was the highest limit of his ambition 10 years ago.
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 06:31 PM IST

Bird hits Air Asia's Lucknow-Kolkata flight, plane makes emergency landing

Air Asia's Lucknow-Kolkata flight on Sunday made an emergency landing at Lucknow airport after being hit by a bird during the take-off.

An Air Asia flight has landed with fifteen Kerala students who were stranded in China.(Agency Photo)
An Air Asia flight has landed with fifteen Kerala students who were stranded in China.(Agency Photo)
Published on Jan 29, 2023 02:40 PM IST

'International Khiladi?': Tiger, Akshay, Anurag Thakur's 'Make-in-India' moment

As Akshay Kumar said he believes in ‘Aatmanirbhar’ concept and will only do Indian films, Anurag Thakur, Tiger Shroff, Sajid Nadiawala burst into laughter.

Anurag Thakur at the stage of Shanghai Cooperation Organization film festival on Friday with Tiger Shroff, Sajid Nadiawala and Akshay Kumar.
Anurag Thakur at the stage of Shanghai Cooperation Organization film festival on Friday with Tiger Shroff, Sajid Nadiawala and Akshay Kumar.
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 09:34 PM IST

'2+2 not always 4,': CM Shinde on survey projecting MVA's win; Uddhav says...

Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde said he knows how many people were interviewed for the survey. “In politics, two plus two is not always four,” Shinde said commenting on the Maharashtra result of India Today-C Voter's Mood of the Nation Poll.

Eknath Shinde trashed the survey projecting MVA's win if Lok Sabha elections are held today.
Eknath Shinde trashed the survey projecting MVA's win if Lok Sabha elections are held today.
Published on Jan 27, 2023 07:20 PM IST

On Pompeo's 'Sushma Swaraj was not important', former Pak ambassador's 'no'

“I have met Sushma Swaraj several times and she was a great nationalist and robust speaker,” former Pakistan ambassador Abdul Basit said commenting on Mike Pompeo's observation on late Sushma Swaraj.

Abdul Basit said it does not suit Mike Pompeo to make such a comment on late Sushma Swaraj
Abdul Basit said it does not suit Mike Pompeo to make such a comment on late Sushma Swaraj
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 06:32 PM IST

Section 144 at DU arts faculty over BBC documentary row, 24 detained

Delhi University proctor Rajni Abbi said no permission was sought from the authorities to hold the screening and the authorities sought police help.

Students were detained from Delhi University during unrest over BBC documentary on PM Modi. ((HT Photo/Vipin Kumar))
Students were detained from Delhi University during unrest over BBC documentary on PM Modi. ((HT Photo/Vipin Kumar))
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 06:29 PM IST

Not asking proof but show surgical strike video: Rashid Alvi; ‘Sushma ji said…’

Congress leader Rashid Alvi said the government should apologise to the country if it can't release the video of the surgical strike. Sushma Swaraj, Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath said different things about the strike, Rashid Alvi claimed.

Rashid Alvi said BJP leaders gave different versions on the surgical strike and hence the government should release the video.
Rashid Alvi said BJP leaders gave different versions on the surgical strike and hence the government should release the video.
Published on Jan 27, 2023 02:32 PM IST

BJP leader says he watched Kashmir Files but not Pathaan because...

BJP's Shehzad Poonawalla said he watches one film in 4-5 years and loved Vivek Agnihotri's Kashmir files ‘based on reality’.

Pathaan became a political controversy after several BJP leaders called for a boycott after Besharam Rang song was released.
Pathaan became a political controversy after several BJP leaders called for a boycott after Besharam Rang song was released.
Published on Jan 26, 2023 01:29 PM IST

Agniveers at Kartavya Path parade: All the firsts of Republic Day 2023

The first-ever women riders took part in the camel contingent of the Border Security Forces. Sonal, Nisha, Bhagwati, Ambika, Kusum, Priyanka, Kaushalya, Kajal, Bhawna and Hina were among those 12 women riders.

CRPF all-women contingent led by assistant commandment Poonam Gupta with the theme service and loyalty.
CRPF all-women contingent led by assistant commandment Poonam Gupta with the theme service and loyalty.
Published on Jan 26, 2023 12:16 PM IST

Egyptian Army takes part in 74th Republic Day parade. Watch

This is the first time the Egyptian Army forces marched in the Republic Day parade bearing testimony to India-Egypt longstanding relationship.

Led by colonel Mahmoud Mohamed abdel Fattah El Kharasawy, 144 soldiers of the Egyptian army marched on the Kartavya path as the Republic Day parade began.
Led by colonel Mahmoud Mohamed abdel Fattah El Kharasawy, 144 soldiers of the Egyptian army marched on the Kartavya path as the Republic Day parade began.
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 10:57 AM IST

PM Modi wears multi-coloured Rajasthani turban, President chooses Odisha silk

Republic Day 2023: In the black and white ensemble of PM Modi's attire, the multicoloured turban stood out as a symbol of diversity. President Droupadi Murmu chose Odisha silk with a temple border for the occasion.

PM Modi wore Rajasthani turban on the occasion of the 74th Republic Day. President Droupadi Murmu wore an Odisha Silk.
PM Modi wore Rajasthani turban on the occasion of the 74th Republic Day. President Droupadi Murmu wore an Odisha Silk.
Published on Jan 26, 2023 10:10 AM IST

'No boycott calls will work': Opposition on Pathaan; Narottam Mishra says…

Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra said there is no point in protesting against Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan now as a corrected version has been released.

Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra said those who are still protesting against 'Pathaan' will be counselled.(PTI)
Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra said those who are still protesting against 'Pathaan' will be counselled.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 08:40 AM IST
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