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  • Jan 26, 2023 10:27 PM IST

    Maharashtra: Fire breaks out at Dadar Residency tower, no casualties

    A level 2 fire broke out in the RA Residency tower, Dadar East area. Read more

  • Jan 26, 2023 08:29 PM IST

    US economy slowed but still grew at 2.9% rate last quarter

    The US economy expanded at a 2.9% annual pace from October through December, ending 2022 with momentum despite the pressure of high interest rates and widespread fears of a looming recession. Read more

  • Jan 26, 2023 08:18 PM IST

    Massive fire at car showroom in Surat, reports ANI

    A massive fire Thursday broke out at a car showroom in Surat's Udhna area. Fire tenders are present at the spot. More details are awaited.

  • Jan 26, 2023 07:35 PM IST

    Pak power grid crash plunged millions into darkness: Report

    Pakistan's generators produced more power than was required on Monday, causing voltage fluctuations that culminated in a system collapse that plunged 220 million people into darkness, an internal government document reviewed by Reuters showed. Read more

  • Jan 26, 2023 05:03 PM IST

    Health minister Mandaviya launches Bharat Biotech's nasal Covid vaccine

    Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh launched Bharat Biotech's nasal Covid vaccine, iNCOVACC, on the occasion of Republic Day on Thursday. Read more

  • Jan 26, 2023 03:38 PM IST

    Fire breaks out in Andheri East

    Fire breaks out in Anis Compound of Sakinaka in Mumbai's Andheri East. Four engines present at the spot. No injuries reported yet.

  • Jan 26, 2023 03:03 PM IST

    Putin extends greetings to India on Republic Day

    Please accept congratulations on Republic Day. India’s achievements in economic, social, scientific, tech and other spheres are widely known. Your country is making substantial contribution to ensuring international stability and to addressing vital issues on regional and global agenda. I'm confident that by working together we can ensure the continued growth of mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation in all areas. This undoubtedly meets the fundamental interests of the friendly peoples of Russia and India: Vladimir Putin

  • Jan 26, 2023 02:27 PM IST

    JD(U) chief says will not be able to join conclusion of Bharat Jodo Yatra

    Much as I'd like to be present at the historic event, I regret my inability to do so, as I need to be present at the launching of the party's election campaign at Wokha, Nagaland the same day: Rajiv Ranjan Singh writes to Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge

  • Jan 26, 2023 02:11 PM IST

    Two energy facilities hit in Ukraine's Odessa: Report

    Two energy facilities struck in Ukraine's southern Odessa region, reports AFP citing officials.

  • Jan 26, 2023 01:40 PM IST

    Ukraine says 15 missiles shot down: Report

    Ukrainian air defences downed more than 15 Russian missiles fired toward the capital Kyiv during Moscow's latest round of air strikes, reported Reuters citing city officials. Kyiv's mayor has asked residents to stay in shelters after a “loud explosion” was heard in the capital city. 

  • Jan 26, 2023 01:31 PM IST

    AAP's Shelly Oberoi moves SC, demands timely completion of Delhi mayor polls

    Aam Aadmi Party's Shelly Oberoi moves Supreme Court, demanding completion of Delhi mayoral polls in a time bound manner.

  • Jan 26, 2023 01:25 PM IST

    3 dead, several injured in Israel West Bank raid: Report

    Three people are dead and 'many' left wounded in Israel West Bank raid, reports AFP quoting Palestinian ministry sources.

  • Jan 26, 2023 01:23 PM IST

    Russia launched 'over 30 missiles' at Ukraine: AFP

    Russia has launched 'more than 30 missiles' at Ukraine, reported AFP citing sources in Kyiv.

  • Jan 26, 2023 01:04 PM IST

    Ship sinks near Japan, 8 die: AFP

    8 dead, including 6 Chinese nationals, after ship sinks near Japan, reported AFP citing China's state media.

  • Jan 26, 2023 12:42 PM IST

    Air raid sirens heard across Ukraine: AP

    Air raid sirens heard across Ukraine as authorities report Russian attacks in several locations, reports AP.

  • Jan 26, 2023 12:23 PM IST

    13 students detained for BBC docu screening at Jamia not released by police, claims SFI: PTI

    Thirteen students, detained for organising a screening of a controversial BBC documentary on the 2002 Godhra riots at the Jamia Millia Islamia on Wednesday, have not been released by police yet, the Students Federation of India claimed, reported PTI.

  • Jan 26, 2023 11:38 AM IST

    Adani Group says evaluating taking action against Hindenburg Research

    Adani Group said on Thursday it is exploring legal options under both US and Indian laws against Hindenburg Research, which in a report called out debt and governance issues at the conglomerate, leading to stocks of group companies losing 85,000 crore in value in Wednesday's trade.

  • Jan 26, 2023 10:53 AM IST

    Delhi cop shoots self at Pahar Ganj police station, dies

    Delhi Police head constable Devendra Kumar shot himself dead at barrack number 3 of Pahar Ganj Police Station, and a suicide note was recovered, reported ANI citing police sources. 

  • Jan 26, 2023 10:39 AM IST

    Singapore will strongly support India’s G20 priorities, says trade minister Gan

    Singapore will strongly support India’s G20 priorities in today’s uncertain global landscape against the backdrop of the strained multilateral system, Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong has said.

  • Jan 26, 2023 09:50 AM IST

    China says Covid deaths down by nearly 80%

    The number of daily Covid-19 deaths in China has fallen by nearly 80 per cent since the start of the month, authorities have said, in a sign that the country's unprecedented infection surge may have started to abate, reported AFP.

  • Jan 26, 2023 09:28 AM IST

    Minimum temperature settles above normal in Delhi

    Delhiites woke up to a foggy morning on Thursday, even as the minimum temperature settled at 12.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, reported PTI.

  • Jan 26, 2023 09:12 AM IST

    UN forecasts fall in global economic growth to 1.9% in 2023

    The United Nations forecast Wednesday that global economic growth will fall significantly to 1.9% this year as a result of the food and energy crisis sparked by the war in Ukraine, the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, persistently high inflation and the climate emergency, reported AP.

  • Jan 26, 2023 08:13 AM IST

    California farm shooting suspect could face death penalty: AFP

    Zhao Chunli, accused of killing seven fellow farmworkers and wounding another in California, could face the death penalty if convicted of multiple murder charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday,  reported AFP.

  • Jan 26, 2023 08:12 AM IST

    Indian High Commission in Canberra condemns vandalisation of Hindu temples in Melbourne

    The High Commission of India in Canberra released a statement condemning the “deeply disturbing incidents of vandalisation, including of three Hindu temples in Melbourne” recently. “These are clear attempts to sow hatred and division among peaceful multi-faith Indian-Australian community. Signals pro-Khalistan elements are stepping up their activities in Australia…Our concerns have repeatedly been shared with the Australian government,” it added in the statement. 

  • Jan 26, 2023 07:51 AM IST

    IBM cuts 3,900 jobs in latest tech layoffs: Report

    IBM fires 3900 employees after missing annual cash target, reports Reuters.

  • Jan 26, 2023 07:17 AM IST

    2 killed, 7 injured in Germany knife attack: AFP

    Two killed and seven wounded in a knife attack on a train in Germany. Passengers eventually overpowered the alleged assailant, reported AFP, citing police.

  • Jan 26, 2023 07:14 AM IST

    Meta says Trump to be allowed back on Facebook, Instagram

    Meta announced Tuesday that it would soon reinstate former US president Donald Trump's accounts on Facebook and Instagram with "new guardrails," two years after he was banned after the 2021 Capitol riots.

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Shanti Bhushan: Indefatigable fighter for justice who took on the establishment

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:46 AM IST

If the imposition of Emergency in 1973 tested the democratic institutions of the country, especially the judiciary, veteran lawyer Shanti Bhushan was undoubtedly a major force that compelled the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, to resort to the extreme step following the erosion of her hold on power due to Bhushan’s razor-sharp arguments

Shanti Bhushan passed away on Tuesday. (PTI)
Shanti Bhushan passed away on Tuesday. (PTI)
By, New Delhi

After over 140 years, heritage track of Holkars bids adieu

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:44 AM IST

The vintage metre gauge railway track between Mhow and Omkareshwar will no longer have trains plying on it, an official said on Tuesday. It will be replaced with a broad gauge line built at a cost of ₹2,400 crore.

The 145-year-old track was built by the British after the reigning Holkar king provided <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 crore loan. (Ratlam Railway Division)
The 145-year-old track was built by the British after the reigning Holkar king provided 1 crore loan. (Ratlam Railway Division)
By, Bhopal

‘Be secular’: SC on plea seeking ban on parties using religious symbols

Updated on Feb 01, 2023 03:27 AM IST

“The petitioner must be secular. You may not join all political parties, but you can select a party of each particular religion on a symbolic basis. An impression may not be given that petition is against a particular community,” a bench of justices MR Shah and BV Nagarathna said.

The Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed by Syed Waseem Rizvi, former chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf, who converted to Hindu religion in 2021, and has since been accused in multiple cases of hate speech against Muslims. (ANI)
The Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed by Syed Waseem Rizvi, former chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf, who converted to Hindu religion in 2021, and has since been accused in multiple cases of hate speech against Muslims. (ANI)
ByAbraham Thomas

Air India urinating case | Delhi court grants bail to accused Shankar Mishra

Updated on Feb 01, 2023 05:09 AM IST

The Patiala House court in Delhi, while granting bail to Shankar Mishra, noted that the investigation against the accused has concluded and he was no longer required in custody

Shankar Mishra is accused of urinating on a woman co-passenger on board an Air India New York-Delhi flight. (ANI)
Shankar Mishra is accused of urinating on a woman co-passenger on board an Air India New York-Delhi flight. (ANI)

Asaram Bapu sentenced to life in 2013 rape case

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:36 AM IST

A sessions court in Gandhinagar on Tuesday sentenced self-styled godman Asaram Bapu to life imprisonment in a 2013 rape case filed by a woman disciple.

Asaram Bapu is serving varying jail terms in various cases. (ANI)
Asaram Bapu is serving varying jail terms in various cases. (ANI)
By, Ahmedabad

Janardhan Reddy’s wife to contest against his brother in Ballari seat

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:36 AM IST

Reddy, accused in a multi-crore illegal mining case, has been out on bail since 2015, and several conditions were imposed by the apex court in its order, including prohibiting him from visiting Ballari and Anantapur and Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh

Janardhana Reddy announced that he will contest the 2023 assembly polls from Gangavathi in Koppal district, outside his turf in Ballari. (HT Archives)
Janardhana Reddy announced that he will contest the 2023 assembly polls from Gangavathi in Koppal district, outside his turf in Ballari. (HT Archives)

Fake CBSE affiliation: Parents continue to protest against B’luru school

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:35 AM IST

Parents continued to protest against Third branch of the Orchids The International School in Bengaluru’s Mahalakshmi Layout for falsely claiming affiliation with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

HT Image
HT Image
By, Bengaluru

Respond in two weeks on pillar collapse: HC tells govt, Metro Rail

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:34 AM IST

The accident occurred on January 10 near HBR Layout in the city when the reinforcement cage of pier number 218 of the KR Puram-Airport metro line collapsed on a motorcycle, killing two people. The BMRCL, facing flak over the incident, roped in IISc to investigate the reason behind the accident.

The high court on January 13 had taken suo motu cognisance of two incidents — death of a woman and her two-year-old son in the pillar collapse and the formation of a sinkhole due to ongoing work of the Namma Metro project. (HT Archives)
The high court on January 13 had taken suo motu cognisance of two incidents — death of a woman and her two-year-old son in the pillar collapse and the formation of a sinkhole due to ongoing work of the Namma Metro project. (HT Archives)

PM-CARES fund charitable, RTI Act not applicable: Trust to HC

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:31 AM IST

The PM Cares Trust is a public charitable trust and has not been created by or under the Constitution or by any law made by Parliament or a state legislature, the trust has told the Delhi high court.

The PM Cares Trust is a public charitable trust and has not been created by or under the Constitution or by any law made by Parliament or a state legislature, the trust has told the Delhi high court. (Mint)
The PM Cares Trust is a public charitable trust and has not been created by or under the Constitution or by any law made by Parliament or a state legislature, the trust has told the Delhi high court. (Mint)
By, New Delhi

Which breakfast is better? Kannada or Tamil one?

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:31 AM IST

I may be wading into the Kaveri here, but a question arose recently in a mixed group about whether the Karnataka or the Tamil Nadu interpretation of the classic idli-dosa breakfast was better.

Shobha Narayan (HT Archive)
Shobha Narayan (HT Archive)
ByShobha Narayan

Lawyers’ strike delays journalist Siddique Kappan’s release

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:24 AM IST

Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan, who was scheduled to be released on Tuesday after two years in jail in a money laundering case, may have to wait longer after a lawyers’ strike at Lucknow district court delayed submission of his required documents.

Siddique Kappan was granted bail by the Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court in December last year in the case registered by the Enforcement Directorate.
Siddique Kappan was granted bail by the Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court in December last year in the case registered by the Enforcement Directorate.
By, Lucknow

Home guard arrested for extorting couple in B’luru

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:24 AM IST

When they questioned him about it and what they had done wrong, he told them he was a policeman and questioned them about what they were doing in the park and who gave them permission to enter. He also threatened them with filing a case and asked them to come to the police station

Police said the arrest was made after a woman went on Twitter alleging extortion by a uniformed person. (HT Archives)
Police said the arrest was made after a woman went on Twitter alleging extortion by a uniformed person. (HT Archives)

2 boys drown in swimming B’luru pool, say police

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:24 AM IST

The incident came to light when Moin returned and found their bodies floating in the six-foot-deep pool. The Konanakunte police rushed to the spot and after nearly four hours, ascertained the identities of the boys as they had not carried any ID proof

. The two boys drowned since they did not know swimming, police said. (HT Archives)
. The two boys drowned since they did not know swimming, police said. (HT Archives)

Girl injured as hair gets stuck in wheel, 3 booked in Mandya: Cops

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:22 AM IST

All the family members went for a giant wheel ride beside the temple ground. While on the ride, the girl’s hair got stuck in the connecting rod of the giant wheel which had a technical fault, the police said. Her hair was pulled out along with the skin of her head and she was seriously injured, police added

Police said the temple officer allowed the giant wheel to run on the temple premises without licence or permission (HT Archives)
Police said the temple officer allowed the giant wheel to run on the temple premises without licence or permission (HT Archives)

Ruckus at public hearing on pen memorial for ex-CM Karunanidhi

Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:21 AM IST

According to the environmentalists, the project site is legally untenable as it lies within the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) and will cause adverse ecological impacts.

Model photo of the proposed pen memorial. (ANI)
Model photo of the proposed pen memorial. (ANI)
By, Chennai
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