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Afternoon brief: Uma Bharti's 'doodh piyo' slogan, asks people to shun alcohol

Published on Feb 03, 2023 01:02 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Uma Bharti said that she will offer Gangajal to Someshwar Dham of Raisen on April 11.
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Uma Bharti said that she will offer Gangajal to Someshwar Dham of Raisen on April 11.

SC issues notice to Centre on pleas against blocking BBC documentary on PM Modi

The Supreme Court was dealing with two petitions - one filed jointly by MP Mahua Moitra, journalist N Ram and advocate Prashant Bhushan and the second by advocate ML Sharma.

The Supreme Court of India. (PTI File Photo)
The Supreme Court of India. (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 01:06 PM IST
By | Reported by Abraham Thomas | Written by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Right to Food campaign calls Union Budget a ‘betrayal to the people of India’

The Right to Food campaign has raised concerns over the reduction of spending by the government for various social sector provisions

The Right to Food campaign has urged the Opposition parties to speak up for the poor and informal sector workers. (Representative Image/PTI)
The Right to Food campaign has urged the Opposition parties to speak up for the poor and informal sector workers. (Representative Image/PTI)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:34 PM IST
BySaptarshi Das

Supreme Court to get five new judges, centre tells top court bench

Supreme Court collegium news: On Tuesday the top court had recommended two more names - Justice Rajesh Bindal (Allahabad HC chief justice) and Aravind Kumar (Gujarat HC chief justice).

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): A view of the Supreme Court building, the apex judicial body of India, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (Sanjay Sharma)(HT_PRINT)
New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): A view of the Supreme Court building, the apex judicial body of India, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (Sanjay Sharma)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 12:39 PM IST

Engine failure forces Air India Express flight to return to Abu Dhabi

An official said the B737-800 plane was involved in an air turnback, which refers to a situation where an aircraft is forced to land at the departure airport

The Kozhikode-bound Air India Express flight had 184 passengers on board. (PTI (Representative))
The Kozhikode-bound Air India Express flight had 184 passengers on board. (PTI (Representative))
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:07 PM IST

Assam begins crackdown on child marriage; Himanta Sarma says 18,000 arrested

On Thursday, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said over 4,000 cases had been registered as part of the campaign against under-aged marriages in Assam.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(ANI file)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(ANI file)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 12:05 PM IST
By, New Delhi

How has Adani Enterprises fared since fraud allegations surfaced?

On February 1, Adani Enterprises withdrew a fully subscribed Follow-on Public Offer (FPO), as going ahead with the issue right now 'would not be morally correct.'

Vehicles move past a signage near the entrance of Adani Corporate House in Ahmedabad,(AP)
Vehicles move past a signage near the entrance of Adani Corporate House in Ahmedabad,(AP)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 12:09 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Doodh piyo…’: BJP's Uma Bharti raises slogans against alcohol drinking in MP

The BJP leader ties stray cows in front of a liquor store in MP's Orchha town, raises slogan against alcohol consumption.

BJP leader Uma Bharti has been demanding a complete ban of alcohol consumption in Madhya Pradesh.(ANI)
BJP leader Uma Bharti has been demanding a complete ban of alcohol consumption in Madhya Pradesh.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 11:53 AM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Mahua Moitra questions NSE after Dow Jones' move against Adani Enterprises

Mahua Moitra also said lawyer Cyril Shroff should recuse himself from SEBI’s Committee on Corporate Governance & Insider Trading, if it's investigating the Adani issue, as his daughter is married to Adani’s son.

TMC MP Mahua Moitra at Parliament House complex.(PTI file)
TMC MP Mahua Moitra at Parliament House complex.(PTI file)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 11:45 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman briefs budget 2023 to BJP MPs ahead of party's outreach drive

The meeting was attended by all the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha MPs. An all-India outreach programme will be undertaken by the party after the briefing.

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget 2023-24 in the Rajya Sabha on the second day of Budget Session of Parliament on Wednesday. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget 2023-24 in the Rajya Sabha on the second day of Budget Session of Parliament on Wednesday. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 11:15 AM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Over 9.79 lakh vacancies in 78 central govt ministries, departments: Jitendra Singh

Minister of state for personal and public grievances Jitendra Singh said there are 2.93 lakh vacancies in railways, 2.64 lakh in defence and 1.43 lakh in the home ministries

Minister of state for personal and public grievances Jitendra Singh. (PIB Photo)
Minister of state for personal and public grievances Jitendra Singh. (PIB Photo)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 10:58 AM IST
BySaptarshi Das

‘Baseless allegation’: Adani dismisses PM Modi connection for his rise

In a TV interview, Gautam Adani said he became an ‘easy target’ as both him and PM Modi are from Gujarat.

Gautam Adani claimed both him and PM Modi are from same state, making him an
Gautam Adani claimed both him and PM Modi are from same state, making him an "easy target" for such allegations.(Mint)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 12:08 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

SC helps unite 20-year old’s unborn child with interested adoptive parents

The court ordered AIIMS to take all necessary precautions in the interest of the safety and health of the mother and the fetus so that a suitable date for delivery can be fixed

The Supreme Court of India. (ANI File Photo)
The Supreme Court of India. (ANI File Photo)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 09:53 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

AI Express flight returns to Abu Dhabi after engine fire. All passengers safe

Air India news: The flight took off from Abu Dhabi as scheduled but returned in less than 45 minutes after an engine fire.

Flight path of Air India Express flight IX 348 from Abu Dhabi to Calicut. (Source: Flightradar24)
Flight path of Air India Express flight IX 348 from Abu Dhabi to Calicut. (Source: Flightradar24)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 11:11 AM IST

Morning brief: Boost to tech ties among key takeaways from NSA Doval's US visit

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Washington, Feb 02 (ANI): National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval meets with United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken to exchange views on a wide range of global and regional issues of mutual interest and further strengthening the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, at the U.S. Department of State, in Washington on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(Secretary Antony Blinken Twitter)
Washington, Feb 02 (ANI): National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval meets with United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken to exchange views on a wide range of global and regional issues of mutual interest and further strengthening the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, at the U.S. Department of State, in Washington on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(Secretary Antony Blinken Twitter)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 09:02 AM IST

MPs of 16 Oppn parties huddle at Kharge's office amid Hindenburg-Adani row

The opposition parties created an uproar after adjournment notices by several members in this regard were rejected by the chair in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, leading to the adjournment of the Houses for the day on Thursday.

CPI MP Binoy Viswam in presence of Leader of Opposition and Congress party president Mallikarjun Kharge and other like-minded Opposition parties' leaders at a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)
CPI MP Binoy Viswam in presence of Leader of Opposition and Congress party president Mallikarjun Kharge and other like-minded Opposition parties' leaders at a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 10:56 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Pendency of 50-year-old cases high in HCs; Calcutta leads with 1,192: Law minister

Stating figures of cases pending for over 50 years, law minister Kiren Rijiju said that 1,514 civil and criminal cases are lying unaddressed in 10 high courts

The Supreme Court of India. (PTI File Photo)
The Supreme Court of India. (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 08:44 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

JP Nadda to launch BJP's election campaign today ahead of Tripura polls

Nadda will kickstart the election campaign by launching a Vijay Sankalp Yatra from Amarpur tomorrow. He is also slated to conduct two public rallies in the state on February 3.

BJP president JP Nadda will address two public rallies today in Tripura.(File)
BJP president JP Nadda will address two public rallies today in Tripura.(File)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 10:07 AM IST
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Parliament session live updates: Houses adjourned amid ruckus over Adani row

Parliament session 2023 live: Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till 11 am today amid disruptions over the Opposition's demand for debate on public sector investments in “companies losing market value”.

Parliament session live updates: The Budget session of the Parliament began on Tuesday with the maiden address of President Droupadi Murmu. (File)
Parliament session live updates: The Budget session of the Parliament began on Tuesday with the maiden address of President Droupadi Murmu. (File)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 01:11 PM IST

Over 20 lakh electric vehicles registered in country over 6 yrs: Govt to LS

According to the e-vahan4 portal of Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH), there are 20,40,624 electric vehicles registered in the country as of January 31, 2023

In 2020, the number of electric two-wheeler vehicles dipped slightly to 28,936. (File image)
In 2020, the number of electric two-wheeler vehicles dipped slightly to 28,936. (File image)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 08:40 AM IST
ByAnish Yande

On BBC documentary ban, SC asks petitioners to re-mention case today

Supreme Court today will hear two petitions filed against the ban on the BBC documentary on Narendra Modi.

People watch the BBC documentary
People watch the BBC documentary "India: The Modi Question", on a screen installed at the Marine Drive junction under the direction of the district Congress committee, in Kochi on January 24, 2023.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 09:40 AM IST
BySnehashish Roy

‘Malicious’: Siddaramaiah discards letter sent to Sonia Gandhi in his name

The purported letter, written in Kannada, was addressed to All India Congress Committee's (AICC) chairperson Sonia Gandhi giving a heads up about a possible rebellion within the party ranks due to differences overs tickets.

Siddaramaiah claimed that the letter was issued with an objective to destroy his relation with KPCC president DK Shivakumar.(ANI)
Siddaramaiah claimed that the letter was issued with an objective to destroy his relation with KPCC president DK Shivakumar.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 07:20 AM IST
BySnehashish Roy

LIVE: SC issues notice to Centre on appeals against ban of BBC documentary

Breaking news February 3, 2023: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.

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Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 01:16 PM IST

Gujarat man travels the world on bogus Portuguese passport

Mumbai: A 32-year-old man, originally from Gujarat, has been arrested in Mumbai for allegedly travelling to three countries in the last five years using a bogus passport

Vaccination passports: Digital travel pass likely available before summer(Photo by Charlotte Noelle on Unsplash)
Vaccination passports: Digital travel pass likely available before summer(Photo by Charlotte Noelle on Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 10:27 AM IST
ByGautam S. Mengle

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya paints party symbol on walls of houses, triggers row

Demanding action against the Bengaluru South MP, the BNP said: “Why, despite being aware of BJP leader Tejasvi Surya painting BJP logo on city walls, has BBMP not initiated any action against him”

The Bengaluru NavaNirmana Party has condemned the move and alleged that the BJP flouted a court order and civic body rules. (HT Photo)
The Bengaluru NavaNirmana Party has condemned the move and alleged that the BJP flouted a court order and civic body rules. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:39 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Budget met expectations of state, says CM; Cong counters

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president DK Shivakumar said that the union budget gave Karnataka nothing even though Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman was representing the state in the parliament

Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said the Union budget lays the strong foundation for ‘Amrit Kaal’, with the farsightedness of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and focus on micro to macro-level, aimed at fast-paced development of the nation. (PTI)
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said the Union budget lays the strong foundation for ‘Amrit Kaal’, with the farsightedness of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and focus on micro to macro-level, aimed at fast-paced development of the nation. (PTI)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:39 AM IST

Jarkiholi’s charges show frustration: Shivakumar

On the demand made by Jarkiholi to CM Basavaraj Bommai and home minister Arga Jnanendra to get the episode investigated by the CBI, Shivakumar said: “Let them get it investigated by whichever agency they want. I do not want to comment. Right now my focus is on the political fight at the polls”

BJP MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi on Monday sought the arrest of Shivakumar and six others in connection with an alleged sex video in 2021. (HT Archives)
BJP MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi on Monday sought the arrest of Shivakumar and six others in connection with an alleged sex video in 2021. (HT Archives)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:39 AM IST
By, Bengaluru/belagavi

HT interview: Perception about UP changing... focus on development, says Yogi

The buzzwords in Uttar Pradesh (UP) today are investment and industrialisation

Lucknow, India - Feb. 02, 2023: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath interview with Hindustan Times at CM official residence in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh India on Thursday, February 02, 2023. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/ Hindustan Times)
Lucknow, India - Feb. 02, 2023: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath interview with Hindustan Times at CM official residence in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh India on Thursday, February 02, 2023. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 11:21 AM IST

15 cops injured in Jallikattu protests, police begin probe

After the protesters — mostly belonging to Gobasandiram area in the district — started pelting stones on the police and vandalising the government vehicles, the Tamil Nadu police had to resort to water cannons and tear gas shells to disperse the mob.

The situation on the Krishnagiri-Hosur-Bengaluru highway lasted for more than six hours,said the police. (Agencies)
The situation on the Krishnagiri-Hosur-Bengaluru highway lasted for more than six hours,said the police. (Agencies)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:28 AM IST
By, Chennai
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