Yagya Sharma
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Earth Hour: Lights turned off at monuments across country. Watch

Lights across national monuments like Rashtrapati Bhawan, Akshardham temple, Howrah bridge, and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus were turned off to mark the Earth Hour.

View of Rashtrapati Bhawan south and North block after its lights were switched off for an hour marking
Published on Mar 25, 2023 10:14 PM IST

Kim's daughter wears jacket worth 2 lakh amid famine: Report

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's daughter was reportedly seen wearing a jacket worth over ₹2 lakh as she attended a missile launch on March 16 as the citizens of the country face famine-like conditions.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his daughter Kim Ju Ae watch a missile drill at an undisclosed location in this image released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 20. (via REUTERS)
Published on Mar 25, 2023 04:07 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

In a first, London's Piccadilly Circus decked out with Ramadan lights

Ramadan lights were lit up in London's Piccadilly Circus, marking it the first occasion when the city was illuminated for the holy Islamic month.

First ever Ramadan lights installation at Piccadilly Circus is pictured on the eve of the first day of Ramadan, in London, Britain, March 21. (REUTERS)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 10:45 PM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Watch: President Murmu presents Padma awards; Jhunjhunwala, Birla honoured

Of the 106 Padma awards that were announced, six are Padma Vibhushan, nine are Padma Bhushan and 91 are Padma Shri. Mulayam Singh Yadav, Zakir Hussain, KM Birla and Sudha Murty are among 106 Padma Award recipients this year.

President Droupadi Murmu confers Padma Bhushan on industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla during Padma Awards 2023 ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi, Wednesday. (PTI)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 07:15 PM IST

China tops list of ‘most billionaires’, US next; India third

The ‘M3M Global Rich List 2023’ released by Hurun India shared highlights on India's position in billionaires' list worldwide on Wednesday.

Ambani, who is Asia’s richest person, is the only Indian to enter the top 10 of the list.(File )
Published on Mar 22, 2023 06:28 PM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

This shipping company is giving 5 years of salary as bonus

Taiwan shipping company Evergreen, that made headlines in 2021 when its container ship blocked the Suez Canal, is handing out massive bonuses to its 3100 workers after a jump in its profits.

Taiwanese shipping giant Evergreen is set to hand out 60 months' of salary as bonus to selected employees. (Bloomberg)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 10:01 PM IST

North Koreans secretly hate Kim Jong Un's 'plump, well-dressed' daughter: Report

As per reports, there is a growing resentment in the North Korean public towards the 9-year-old daughter of Kim Jong Un because of her "plump" appearance with “round and rosy cheeks”, contradictory to the “skinny” children of the common people.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un talks with his daughter Kim Ju Ae at a banquet to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Korean People's Army the following day, in Pyongyang, North Korea February 7. (via REUTERS)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 05:18 PM IST

Bengaluru auto strike today; drivers protest against bike taxis

Bengaluru auto strike: Bangalore Auto Drivers Unions’ Federation has called for a “bandh” or strike on Monday to demand a ban on operation of bike taxis in the city.

Bangalore Auto Drivers Unions’ Federation has called for a 24-hour strike on Monday demanding a ban on bike taxis in the city. (Representative image/ Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 07:44 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

On Shatabdi, Ashwini Vaishnaw takes passengers' feedback

Railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw inspected New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express and shared a video of his feedback from passengers.

Railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw inspecting the New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express.(Twitter)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 02:08 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Rain in parts of Delhi, IMD predicts showers for these states

Rain lashed parts of Delhi-NCR and several cities of adjoining Uttar Pradesh on Sunday morning, with hailstorms seen at some places.

Commuters out in the rain in Chandigarh on Saturday. (Ravi Kumar/ HT)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 12:16 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Kiren Rijiju plays table tennis with Sreeja Akula. Watch

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday shared a clip playing table tennis with national champion in women's singles Sreeja Akula.

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju playing table tennis with Sreeja Akula. (Twitter )
Updated on Mar 19, 2023 09:23 AM IST

Google doodle celebrates 80th birthday of Dr. Mario Molina. Top points

Google on Sunday dedicated a doodle to honor Mexican chemist Dr. Mario Molina, a researcher who highlighted the impact of chemicals in depletion of Earth's protective layer- Ozone.

Today's Google doodle dedicated to Mexican chemist Dr. Mario Molina.
Published on Mar 19, 2023 06:27 AM IST

These two Indian places are among TIME’s ‘World's greatest destinations 2023’

On Ladakh, the TIME said, “with its astonishing alpine landscapes and Tibetan Buddhist culture, Ladakh—in the farthest-flung part of North India—has enough wonders to warrant multiple visits.”

Ladakh is included in the TIME magazine's list of 'World's greatest places 2023'. (Twitter)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 02:10 PM IST

PM Modi praises singer for his ‘Kesariya’ rendition in 5 languages

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday praised a Mumbai based singer for his rendition of a popular Bollywood song ‘Kesariya’.

PM Modi praised the singer who sang the song 'Kesariya' in five languages. (Twitter)
Updated on Mar 18, 2023 10:13 AM IST

Light rain in Delhi, Noida; brings respite from warm weather

Delhi-NCR woke up to light rainfall on Saturday morning, bringing in much-needed respite from soaring temperatures.

Delhi rain: The national capital witnessed light rainfall on Saturday morning(Vipin Kumar/ HT)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 08:10 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

‘In touch with parents, German authorities’: MEA on baby Ariha case

External affairs ministry spokesperson on Thursday said that the embassy and the ministry are in touch with the parents and German authorities to find way forward in the baby Ariha custody case.

India is in touch with Ariha Shah's parents, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on Thursday. (ANI File photo)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 06:11 PM IST

Watch: Dressed as groom, Congress worker protests over Adani-Hindenburg row

On Thursday, the Congress along with the Opposition parties raised the Adani-Hidenburg issue in the Parliament and their MPs protested by forming a human-chain.

Screengrab from the video. (ANI)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 02:58 PM IST

'Didn't speak loudly...threaten': Nobel Prize panel member's praise for India

Asle Toje, a foreign policy scholar and member of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, is on his India tour. Addressing media, he said that India is destined to be a superpower, adding that PM Modi is the most trusted leader for stopping war and only he can establish peace.

Ashe Toje(ANI)
Updated on Mar 16, 2023 01:41 PM IST

‘Mujhe chalte jana hai...’: Watch BJP's video on Oppn calling Modi ‘Gautam Das'

The four-minute long video clip begins with Modi, as the chief minister of Gujarat, aiming for prime ministerial post in 2014’s general elections. As he starts walking on the stairs that lead up to the chair of the prime minister, he is targeted by Sonia Gandhi, who refers to him as ‘maut ka saudagar.’

Screengrab from the video. (BJP/ Twitter)
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 08:33 PM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Reusable water bottles have 40,000 times more bacteria than a toilet seat: Study

When researchers swabbed parts of different water bottle three times each – including the spout lid, straw lid and squeeze-top lid, they found two types of bacteria present: Gram-negative rods and bacillus.

Experts recommend washing the water bottles at least once a day with hot soapy water, and sanitizing it at least once a week.(HT image)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 03:37 PM IST

Meet Surekha Yadav, Asia's first woman loco pilot who now operates Vande Bharat

She expressed gratitude for being given the chance to operate the Vande Bharat Train. "She was thankful for giving her the opportunity to pilot the new age, state-of-the-art technology Vande Bharat Train. The train departed Solapur at right time and reached CSMT 5 minutes before time,” said the Central Railways.

Surekha Yadav: first female loco pilot to operate Vande Bharat Express. (Twitter )
Published on Mar 14, 2023 12:12 PM IST

Ethiopian students record Israeli teacher texting on racist WhatsApp group

Denouncing the teachers, Israeli Education Minister Yoav Kisch said, "The incident will be dealt with severely with all the tools at our disposal. I'm sorry for the distress that was caused for the students. There will be zero tolerance for these sorts of incidents on my watch."

The teachers involved were suspended and have apologised. (Twitter )
Published on Mar 13, 2023 07:02 PM IST

Indians top list of foreigners arrested for crimes in this country, China next

Of the total 27 Indians arrested this fiscal year, 13 have been charged with customs evasion, five with dealing in counterfeit currency, while others were involved in dealing in contraband drugs, extortion, kidnapping, and forgery.

Thai nationals stood third with five arrested for drug smuggling and one for dealing in the counterfeit currency this year. (Representative Image)
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 05:25 PM IST

Struggling to make ends meet, TN man makes hoax bomb call to get ‘regular food’

After verifying the call records, the police apprehended Santhosh Kumar, a resident of Mettupalayam in the Coimbatore district, on Saturday night. Police said that the man, who is unemployed, confessed to making the hoax threat as he was struggling in life and thought upon his arrest, he would be able to get food regularly in prison.

Accused Kumar stated that he made similar threat calls in 2019 and 2021. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 04:07 PM IST

Lufthansa crew, asked passengers to delete images, videos after turbulence

On March 1, A Lufthansa flight was diverted to Washington Dulles International Airport after experiencing turbulence and seven people on board were taken to area hospitals, officials said.

A Lufthansa aircraft lands while two others wait at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Friday, March 3.(AP)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 06:57 PM IST

Explained: Why Saudi Arabia's new rules for Ramadan have angered Muslims?

In an effort to attract foreign audiences and open the Kingdom's society, critics have claimed that the new limits aim to lessen the impact of Islam. The country is also gradually promoting musical events and inviting well-known Western performers.

Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. (AFP )
Published on Mar 12, 2023 05:21 PM IST

On camera: State transport bus collides with car, rams into church in Kerala

A 37-second CCTV clip of the incident showed an apparently over speeding bus, which is out of its lane, hitting a car coming from the opposite side. After the collision, the bus tilts to its left, crashing into the gate of a church. The entire gate of the Church could be seen destroyed as it turned into rubble within seconds.

Moment the bus collided with the wall of the Church in Kerala. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 07:10 PM IST

'You give me plot, I'll give you job': BJP minister mocks Lalu Prasad Yadav

On Friday, the ED carried out raids at over 24 locations in the national capital region (NCR), Patna, Ranchi, and Mumbai, including the residence of Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav and daughters, and recovered ₹70 lakh cash, 1.5 kg gold jewellery, 540 grams of gold bullion and foreign currency, including 900 US dollars.

Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. (File)
Published on Mar 11, 2023 04:32 PM IST

Viral video: Pakistani dad lashes out at reporter during ‘Aurat March’

In the first video, Lenna’s father could be seen answering a question by a reporter on the “purpose” of the ‘Aurat March’ as he advised the man to complete his homework in a proper manner.

Screengrab of the viral video. (Twitter)
Published on Mar 11, 2023 03:35 PM IST

Watch: Biden calls Donald Trump ‘maybe future US President’, audience boos

Biden, 80, is already the oldest president of the United States and is set to face Donald Trump, 76, in the elections next year even though he has not formally announced his candidature for the topmost post.

President Joe Biden speaks about his 2024 proposed budget at the Finishing Trades Institute, Thursday, in Philadelphia. (AP)
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 11:03 PM IST
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