Ritu Maria Johny

Multimedia journalist with Hindustan Times. Covers India, world, business and tech news with a keen eye for human-interest stories rooted in gender and culture.

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Zerodha's Nithin Kamath shares Morgan Stanley report, hails Aadhaar, UPI

Zerodha CEO Nithin Kamath tweeted that growth in Indian digital transactions has been phenomenal thanks to the government.

Zerodha co-founder Nithin Kamath.(Mint file photo)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 02:27 PM IST

‘Shameless’: BJP slams Stalin's silence over Vairamuthu's sexual assault charges

Shehzad Poonawalla hit out at Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin for inaction against Vairamuthu five years after sexual assault charges were raised by Chinmayi Sripada.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla addresses a press conference, at party headquarters in New Delhi.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:07 PM IST

Meta employees to soon work from office three days a week: Report

In June 2021, Facebook parent Meta had allowed all full-time employees to work remotely.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg had earlier announced plans to reduce office space.(AP)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 08:30 AM IST

'Opposition united amid clampdown': Rahul Gandhi's 2024 poll prediction

Rahul Gandhi, in US, accused the Narendra Modi-led BJP government of ‘capturing the democratic institutions of India’.

Rahul Gandhi at the National Press Club on June 1, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images via AFP)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 10:11 AM IST

Apple's India stores pay 40 lakh rent, record 25 cr monthly sales: Report

The record-breaking sales could be attributed to Apple’s comparatively higher average selling price (ASP).

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, Inc., center right, shakes hands with a customer during the opening of the new Apple BKC store in Mumbai.(Bloomberg)
Published on Jun 01, 2023 02:27 PM IST

Congress backs Pride Month after poll-bound Rajasthan opposes same-sex marriage

The Congress party’s tweet of support for LGBTQIA+ rights comes as India awaits a Supreme Court verdict on the legal recognition of same-sex marriages.

People from the LGBT community take part in the Doon Garvotsav pride parade, in Dehradun.(File/ PTI)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 01:23 PM IST

‘Don’t know why he hates PM Modi': Kiren Rijiju on Rahul Gandhi's US speech

Kiren Rijiju accused Rahul Gandhi of verbally abusing PM Modi and defaming the country wherever he goes.

Kiren Rijiju (L) hit out at Rahul Gandhi's remarks in the US.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 11:31 AM IST

‘India different under Modi’: Rajeev Chandrasekhar hails Morgan Stanley report

PM Modi rebuilt the economy with hard work and determination, by not allowing corruption anywhere near the government, union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said.

Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar attacked the 2004-2014 Congress government for weighing down the banking sector with non-performing assets due to crony and corrupt lending. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 07:16 AM IST

‘Biryani wins trophy’, says Swiggy as 12 million orders placed during IPL 2023

Swiggy said customers placed 212 biryani orders per minute during IPL season 2023.

Biryani was the most-ordered dish in 2022 for the seventh year in a row, according to Swiggy. (representative)
Updated on May 30, 2023 12:58 AM IST

Apple WWDC 2023: How to get free tickets to attend in-person event in California

Developers who are able to get tickets for the in-person event on June 5 can watch the keynote and the State of the Union at Apple Park in Cupertino.

This year, Apple is expected to offer a sneak peek of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS 14, tvOS 17, and watchOS 10 and AR/VR headset.(REUTERS)
Published on May 29, 2023 02:23 AM IST

New Parliament building inauguration: How and where to watch event live

The formal inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building is scheduled to start at around noon.

The new parliament building illuminated in tri-color ahead of its inauguration ceremony, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Updated on May 28, 2023 04:26 AM IST

Apple WWDC 2023: Know full schedule, keynote time, how to watch

The 2023 World Developers Conference is set to take place in Apple Park, California from June 5 to June 9.

Every year, Apple introduces a variety of hardware and software innovations at WWDC.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 27, 2023 04:35 AM IST

WhatsApp now lets users edit sent messages. Here's how it works

Users can opt to change their WhatsApp text within 15 minutes of sending the message.

Mark Zuckerberg announced the new feature on Monday.
Published on May 22, 2023 10:47 PM IST

Uber driver allegedly thrashed, keys snatched after collision with car in Delhi

The passenger of the Uber revealed that his driver was beaten up for "no fault of his own".

The cab passenger said that the private vehicle
Updated on May 22, 2023 09:30 PM IST

Bommai reacts to Infosys techie's death in Bengaluru: ‘There are some lapses’

Former Karnataka CM Bommai said that Siddaramaiah must take immediate steps to ensure no more deaths due to flooding occur.

Former Karnataka CM Bommai.(HT_PRINT)
Updated on May 22, 2023 04:40 PM IST

Congress ‘copied’ AAP's manifesto, won Karnataka poll: Arvind Kejriwal's jibe

Arvind Kejriwal claimed that the Congress had borrowed poll guarantees from their manifesto and secured the win in the Karnataka election.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi(File photo)
Updated on May 21, 2023 11:06 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Ahead of WWDC 2023, Apple rolls out first iOS 16.6, iPadOS 16.6 beta

The rollout comes days after the public release of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5.

Under iOS 16.5, the tech giant brought in a new sports page in its news app. (Reuters)
Published on May 21, 2023 08:59 PM IST

Northeast's first Vande Bharat Express on Guwahati-New Jalpaiguri route

Operating six days a week, it is set to be the third Vande Bharat in West Bengal.

The Vande Bharat express at Guwahati Railway Station after arriving from New Jalpaiguri, Siliguri, on the test drive, in Guwahati, Sunday, May 21, 2023.(PTI)
Updated on May 21, 2023 07:03 PM IST

‘No BJP leader has lost their life due to terrorism’: Siddaramaiah

"BJP says that we support terrorism but many Congress leaders like Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi died in terror attacks," Siddaramaiah said.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM DK Shivakumar pay tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 32nd death anniversary, in Bengaluru on Sunday. (DK Shivkumar Twitter)
Updated on May 21, 2023 04:16 PM IST

‘Won’t be pet dog': Abhishek Banerjee after CBI quizzing in Bengal jobs scam

Abhishek Banerjee alleged that he was being harassed by the BJP against the backdrop of his recently launched Jono Sanjog Yatra.

TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee. (Photo by Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on May 20, 2023 10:49 PM IST

‘Useless’: Siddaramaiah slams previous BJP govt for ‘ 5,495 cr loss’

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah also blamed union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the state suffering ‘losses’.

Karnataka’s new chief minister Siddaramaiah (L) and former CM Basavaraj Bommai. (File)
Updated on May 20, 2023 08:30 PM IST

‘Delhi govt began flexing’: BJP on why Centre issued ordinance

BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad asserted that the ordinance was necessitated to bring in ‘accountability’ and protect ‘upright’ officers in Delhi.

BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad pointed out that the National Capital Civil Service Authority for transfer and posting of officers, as per the ordinance, will have the Delhi CM as the chairman. (Pappi Sharma)
Updated on May 20, 2023 06:15 PM IST

100 km in 100 hours: Ghaziabad-Aligarh Expressway stretch scripts history

Union minister Nitin Gadkari said that the 118 kilometre-long Ghaziabad-Aligarh stretch of NH34 is an important trade link.

By connecting industrial areas, agricultural regions, and educational institutions, it serves as a vital trade route, union minister Nitin Gadkari said. (Twitter)
Updated on May 20, 2023 04:02 PM IST

‘Opposition spreading fear’: Amit Malviya after RBI scraps 2,000 notes

BJP's Amit Malviya slammed the opposition on Friday for criticising RBI's decision to withdraw ₹2,000 currency notes.

BJP's IT-cell head Amit Malviya. (File)
Updated on May 19, 2023 11:00 PM IST

RBI website crashes after announcing the scrapping of 2,000 notes

The official website of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) crashed due to the heavy search volume after it asked banks to stop issuing the ₹2000 banknotes.

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das.(AP)
Updated on May 19, 2023 08:25 PM IST

How to exchange your 2,000 notes after RBI scraps circulation: FAQs answered

First issued in 2016, the ₹2000 currency was introduced to cater to the economy’s requirements after the demonetisation of ₹500 and ₹1000 banknotes.

People can exchange or deposit their <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,000 notes in their respective bank accounts till September 30.(HT File)
Updated on May 22, 2023 11:48 AM IST

‘Centre plotting to reverse SC order’: Kejriwal on govt official's transfer row

The Delhi government was given executive power in services matters, including transfer and posting of officers, in a Supreme Court ruling last week.

Delhi LG VK Saxena and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attend a function in New Delhi. (File)(PTI)
Updated on May 19, 2023 06:40 PM IST

Pakistan economic crisis drives massive 84% dip in vehicle sales

In April, Pakistan saw 2,844 vehicles being sold compared to the 18,626 units in the same month last year.

The biggest and most obvious reason behind the steep dip in vehicle sales Pakistan is a sustained decrease in demand. (Representative)(AP)
Updated on May 19, 2023 05:13 PM IST

Apple unveils WWDC 2023 schedule: Date, time, what to expect. All details here

The 2023 World Developers Conference is set to take place in Apple Park from June 5 to June 9.

The 2023 event is set to take place in the Steve Jobs Theatre in Apple Park, California, on June 5. (Apple)
Updated on May 18, 2023 11:19 PM IST

Ashneer Grover slams 20% TCS on credit card usage outside India

Ashneer Grover took a jibe at the government's new rule that implemented a higher 20% rate of Tax Collected at Source (TCS) on international credit cards.

In a tweet, Ashneer Grover said,
Published on May 18, 2023 09:14 PM IST
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