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Sanskriti Falor

Sanskriti Falor is a Senior Content Producer at the News Desk of HT Digital. Having worked in Digital Media for the past two years, she is interested in covering civic issues and global affairs.

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Who is 2023 Immigrant Achievement Award receiver Neeli Bendapudi?

The award recognises individuals that exhibit commitment and dedication to our heritage as a nation of immigrants.

Neeli Bendapudi was raised in India and she moved to the University of Kansas in the United States for her doctoral studies. She planned to launch her career in academics as an educator. (Twitter/@immcouncil)
Published on Apr 26, 2023 11:23 AM IST

Former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, other leaders join wrestlers' protest

Earlier on Tuesday, All India Mahila Congress (AIMC) acting President Netta D'Souza had visited the protest site. She spoke to the women wrestlers.

In a video, posted by news agency ANI, several wrestlers can be seen with the politicians including Hooda. (Twitter/ANI)
Published on Apr 25, 2023 03:56 PM IST

‘Hope to see rainbow marriages…’: Parents of LGBTQIA+ children write to CJI

Sweekar is a “support group for parents of LGBTQIA+ by parents of LGBTQIA+ to help navigate our journey towards acceptance”.

The Supreme Court's five-judge bench headed by DY Chandrachud is hearing a batch of petitions seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriages in India. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 12:30 PM IST

IOA to elect executive committee of top wrestling body amid wrestlers' protest

Vinesh Phogat said, “We don't want the girls, who have spoken against Brij Bhushan and his sexual assaults on them, to suffer.”

Indian wrestlers protest at Jantar Mantar against WFI chief (Twitter Photo)
Published on Apr 24, 2023 04:06 PM IST

Amid tensions between Pak CJ and govt, this phone call leak sparks controversy

Chief Justice Umar's mother-in-law Noon is heard saying that she has been very worried for the safety of Umar and has been praying for him.

In the audio call the two women, Pakistan's Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial’s mother-in-law, Mah Jabeen Noon and the opposition party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) lawyer Khawaja Tariq Rahim’s wife, Rafia Tariq, are heard supporting the Chief Justice and also discuss holding of snap elections in Pakistan. (Twitter/@TararAttaullah)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 03:16 PM IST

‘All political parties welcome’: Top wrestlers on protest against WFI chief

Olympic medallist Bajrang Punia said this time "all parties are welcome" to join the protest against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

Speaking to reporters, Punia said, “All parties are welcomed, be it BJP, Congress, Aam Aadmi Party or any other party. When we win a medal, we don't wave any party's flag but only the Indian flag. (ANI/Twitter)
Published on Apr 24, 2023 11:30 AM IST

BSP leader wants Atiq Ahmad's wife Shaista to contest mayor poll. Here's why

Shaista is on the most-wanted list of the UP Police after her husband Atiq Ahmad was shot dead in police custody. Within days, Shaista lost her son and husband.

Efforts to arrest Shaista had been intensified last week by the UP Police as they all possible hideouts that were known to the police where she could've been including her family's houses.
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 09:16 AM IST

Union Minister takes jibe at Kerala govt on letter threatening PM Narendra Modi

Kerala has been put on high alert after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state office received a threat letter against the upcoming visit of PM Modi.

Muraleedharan said, “This is a serious incident. If the intelligence ADGP’s report leaked and reached to media, it shows the easy approach of the state government which is responsible for ensuring the security of the Prime minister.”
Published on Apr 22, 2023 08:25 PM IST

Canadian politicians wear high heels in support of ending gender-based violence

Viral videos and photos on the internet showed male lawmakers walking around the Canadian parliament wearing pink-coloured high heels.

The event aims to sensitise men about gender-based violence and the need to end it. It is about starting a systematic conversation regarding violence against women in society. (Twitter/@endvawnetwork)
Published on Apr 22, 2023 07:14 PM IST

Saket court firing: Debarred lawyer, who injured two, sent to police remand

The woman who was shot was identified as M Radha and she was shot in her abdomen and hand, Deputy police commissioner (South) Chandan Chowdhary had said.

Singh has been sent to one day of police remand and will be produced in court again. (ANI/Twitter)
Published on Apr 22, 2023 04:01 PM IST

‘Together we…’: Congress indicates Siddaramaiah-Shivakumar rift over

Tweeting the video, Congress said, “Together, we can and we will emerge victorious.”

The video shows while Shivakumar fixing the pocket of Siddaramaiah's attire as the duo posed for photos. (Twitter/INCIndia)
Published on Apr 22, 2023 02:38 PM IST

Assam-Arunachal Pradesh end border dispute: All you need to know

Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, which was earlier a part of undivided Assam, share an 804 km long boundary.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Prema Khandu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in presence of home minister Amit Shah.
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 08:06 PM IST

BJP leader's dare after Mamata rejects phone call claim: 'TMC should go to…'

Mamata Banerjee had told reporters that she would resign from her position as West Bengal CM if any evidence was found to support Suvendu Adhikari's claims.

BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari(Twitter/BJP)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 06:32 PM IST

Adani-Pawar meet as opposition presses demand for Hindenburg row JPC: Report

Meeting came after Pawar said that he did not have any objection with a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe into the Hindenburg-Adani row

Last week, Pawar had said that he did not favour the formation of a JPC to probe into the issue and that Adani was being targetted over the Hindenburg report. (File)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 04:24 PM IST

BJP attacks Congress over Atiq Ahmad-Pratapgarhi link: ‘his heartbeat will now…’

Karandlaje, speaking about one of the campaigners for the Congress party Imran Pratapgarhi, said, “Gangster Atiq Ahmad and Ashraf were his friends.

Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf - who was shot dead alongside him on live national TV - were both accused in the February murder of Umesh Pal.
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 02:41 PM IST

Congress suspends party member who demanded Bharat Ratna for Atiq Ahmad

“Party has taken immediate action after his (Rajkumar Singh) comment by suspending him for 6 yrs from the party,” Prayagraj Congress President said.

Atiq and Ashraf had been shot dead on live television on Saturday by three men who posed as journalists while they were being taken by the police to a medical college for madatory check-up. (File)
Published on Apr 19, 2023 07:34 PM IST

‘Allow students to write exams in local languages even if…’: UGC to universities

UGC Chairman said that higher education institutions plays an essential role in “supporting the teaching-learning process in mother tongue/local languages”.

UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar further urged the Vice Chancellors of all universities to promote the translations of original writings to local languages.(PTI)
Published on Apr 19, 2023 06:11 PM IST

India set to pass China in population race. Beijing says, 'Want to tell you…'

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said, “I want to tell you that population dividend does not depend on quantity but also quality.”

India became the world's most populous country with 2.9 million more people than China. (File)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 04:50 PM IST

Atiq Ahmad killing: Five UP cops suspended as probe into killings continues

The SIT had decided to recreate the crime scene on Tuesday as part of the probe into the killing.

Atiq and Ashraf Ahmad were in the police custody when they were killed in front of the media at point-blank range while they were being taken to a hospital for checkup by three shooters who had been posing as journalists.
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 03:16 PM IST

‘Please stay at home’: Indian embassy on looting incidents in Sudan

The Embassy said, “The situation may continue for a few more days. Please try to take help from your neighbours. Please stay at home and remain safe.”

The two army forces have been fighting in Sudan since Saturday after weeks-long tensions that had been boiling between the generals of the military and paramilitary. (AP)
Published on Apr 18, 2023 05:59 PM IST

‘Guddu Muslim, Atiq's wife Shaista will be arrested soon': UP Police

Anant Dev Tiwari said, “We have not been able to arrest Guddu Muslim and Shaista Parveen so far. Efforts are underway. All teams are at it.”

Guddu Muslim's name has been brought after the murder of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf Ahmad.
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 07:00 PM IST

Same-sex marriage hearing: Here are the top 10 quotes in the Supreme Court

Petitioners said, “If our rights are identical as held by the State, then we want to enjoy the full extent of our rights under 14,15,19,and 21.”

The bench comprised of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and justices S K Kaul, S Ravindra Bhat, PS Narasimha, and Hima Kohli. (File)
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 01:27 PM IST

'Had cases of murder…': Union minister slams Tejashwi for 'Atiq ji' reference

“Be it SP or West Bengal CM Mamata, they are in search of vote-bank politics that's why they are shedding tears,” RK Singh said.

Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh (File)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 07:30 PM IST

UP Police forms 3-member SIT to probe murder of Atiq Ahmad and brother

A Supervision Team has also been set up by UP Director General of Police RK Vishwakarma to oversee the functioning of the SIT and guide the probe.

Police personnel escort Mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad for a medical examination, in Prayagraj. Atiq's brother Khalid Azim alias Ashraf also seen. (ANI file)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 02:28 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Will give 4 lakh but...: Bihar CM on ex gratia for hooch tragedy victims' kin

As of Monday morning, the death toll in the liquor tragedy rose to 26 and 20 others were undergoing treatment.

The Opposition parties in Bihar including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have criticised the Nitish Kumar-led government for not being able to control hooch tragedies. (PTI)
Published on Apr 17, 2023 12:34 PM IST
By, New Delhi

AAP leaders hold emergency meet fearing Kejriwal's arrest in Excise Policy case

AAP national secretary Pankaj Gupta, Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi, Deputy Mayor Aale Iqbal and other office bearers and party leaders were present at the meeting.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference just before his CBI visit for questioning.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 05:45 PM IST

Kejriwal summons: AAP leaders Raghav Chadha, Bhagwant Mann detained in Delhi

AAP leaders took to streets across Delhi to protest against CBI smmons leading to heavy traffic in the national capital on Sunday.

AAP leaders including Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Raghav Chadha, Atishi, Sanjay Singh, Saurabh Bharadwaj were among the leaders protesting outside the CBI office. (ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 05:49 PM IST

Indian killed in Sudan: Why are clashes happening in North African country?

At least 56 people, including an Indian national, were killed and close to 600 have been injured amid the ongoing clashes in Sudan.

People run past a military vehicle in Khartoum on April 15, 2023, amid reported clashes in the city. - Sudan's paramilitaries said they were in control of several key sites following fighting with the regular army. (AFP)
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 04:26 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Atiq Ahmad's son Asad shot dead in UP Police encounter: 5 things about him

Umesh Pal Murder Case: Asad’s killing in the encounter comes when Atiq Ahmad and his brother were produced before a Prayagraj court for Umesh Pal murder case.

Asad’s killing in the encounter comes when Atiq Ahmad and his brother were produced before a Prayagraj court in connection with the Umesh Pal murder case.
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 02:41 PM IST
BySanskriti Falor, New Delhi

Avoid assemblies, cover heads: Delhi government to schools amid rising heat

On Tuesday, Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 36.8 degrees Celsius, which was the highest temperature recorded in the city this year

Schools have also been asked to report cases of heat related illness to health facilities or hospitals.
Published on Apr 13, 2023 10:49 AM IST
BySanskriti Falor, New Delhi
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