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Claims of political motives behind PFI ban baseless: Tribunal

Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:58 PM IST

The tribunal noted there was no substantive material to show that the ban was imposed to target a particular community

A sealed Popular Front of India (PFI) office in Hyderabad. (PTI)
ByNeeraj Chauhan

BJP facing opposition protests because…: What PM Modi said

PM Modi told BJP MPs that opposition parties are targeting his govt because of their election victories. He urged them to work for social justice between April 6 and April 14.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday linked the opposition's attack on his government to the BJP's emphatic electoral performances.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:55 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Animesh Chaturvedi

Mehul Choksi pledged over-valued, low quality jewels to get loan: CBI

The federal agency plans to use the fresh charge sheet, filed last month before a Mumbai court and reviewed by HT, to convince the Interpol that Choksi is a habitual offender

The businessman is wanted by India in the $2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. (File image)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:53 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

'Without prejudice to my rights..': Rahul Gandhi's full letter on eviction row

Gandhi was asked to vacate his 12 Tughlaq Lane bungalow by April 22, which he has been occupying since 2005.

Rahul Gandhi.
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:18 PM IST

'Thank you for your letter... I will abide...': Rahul responds to bungalow eviction notice

Rahul Gandhi was asked to vacate his 12 Tughlaq Lane residence after being disqualified from Lok Sabha.

Former Congress MP Rahul Gandhi at Parliament House complex in New Delhi, (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 01:02 PM IST
By | Written by Aryan Prakash

‘House doesn't belong to him’: Irani on bungalow eviction notice to Rahul

Gandhi has been asked to vacate his 12 Tughlaq Lane bungalow by April 22, which he has been occupying since 2005.

Union minister, Smriti Irani.
Published on Mar 28, 2023 11:32 AM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

At BJP meet, PM Modi tells MPs to focus on social issues, reach out to people

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is learnt to have told BJP MPs that the opposition will try to rake up issues and indulge in mud-slinging every time the party performs well in elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president J P Nadda, Union home minister Amit Shah and Union minister Nitin Gadkari at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 03:12 PM IST

EPFO fixes 8.15% interest rate on provident fund

The provident fund is a critical source of social security and assured retirement income in a country where pensions are not universal

Provident fund savings are mandatory under the Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act. (Twitter)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 11:10 AM IST

'Can live with his mother or…': Cong chief on Rahul Gandhi bungalow row

Rahul Gandhi Lok Sabha disqualification: Ex-Congress president has been living at 12, Tughlaq Lane in New Delhi.

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and party leader Rahul Gandhi arrive at Belagavi along with party's general secretary KC Venugopal.
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 11:37 AM IST

Parliament budget session likely to end tomorrow as protests continue

The government has been able to pass only the Finance Bill and the Demand for Grants and introduce the Inter-Services Organisations Bill after the budget session of Parliament resumed on March 13

An official familiar with the matter said the Parliament budget session is expected to end on Tuesday or Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 10:21 AM IST

'Rahul Gandhi's promise... to rip Modi's image apart', says Smriti Irani

Union minister Smriti Irani said Rahul Gandhi abused and accused PM Modi in Parliament but could not verify his own statement by authenticating it with his own signature.

Union minister Smriti Irani said the Gandhi family tried to malign the image of PM Narendra Modi when they were in power
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 10:22 AM IST

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Nashville School Shooting: Metro Nashville Police officers gather near The Covenant School, a private Christian school in Nashville, Tenn., following a deadly shooting.(AP)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 08:51 AM IST

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Updated on Mar 28, 2023 11:58 PM IST

4 seers pressurised to accept new quotas: Shivakumar

Four seers in Karnataka have been pressurised to accept the revised reservation announced by the state cabinet, Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar said on Monday

Karnataka Congress party leader DK Shivakumar (AFP)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 01:01 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Don’t introduce lion in same region as cheetah: NTCA

The NTCA has filed an application in the Supreme Court appealing that the expert committee constituted by the apex court in 2020 to oversee introduction of African Cheetahs in India’s Kuno national park be dissolved.

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan releases a cheetah at Kuno National Park on February 18. (PTI)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:58 AM IST
ByJayashree N, New Delhi

25 years on, SC sets death row convict free as he was minor at time of crime

A bench of justices KM Joseph, Aniruddha Bose and Hrishikesh Roy relied on the birth certificate issued by a government school in Rajasthan, where the convict studied till Class 3, to conclude that he was 12 years of age at the time of the crime.

A view of the Supreme Court building, the apex judicial body of India, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:53 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Cheetah brought from Namibia dies of kidney ailment at Kuno National Park

Five-and-a-half-year-old Sasha, who was brought to India in the first batch of cheetahs from Namibia, died due to suspected renal failure on Monday, officials said.

The cheetah, Sasha, died at around 8am on Monday.
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:53 AM IST
By, Bhopal

Nepal puts fugitive radical preacher Amritpal Singh on surveillance list

In a note, the Indian embassy has warned Nepal’s foreign ministry that the radical leader may try to escape to a third country on an Indian or fake passport.

The department of immigration has put Amritpal on its surveillance list following a request from the Indian embassy here, officials said. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 05:38 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India

Education, infra focus of Chennai civic body’s budget

Corporation school students who clear Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) and the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and get admission in institutes such as AIIMS, National Law School will be eligible for this benefit from this year onwards.

Mayor R Priya presented her second budget (ANI)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:47 AM IST
ByDivya Ch, Chennai

Congress considers Gandhi family above Constitution: BJP

The Congress party considers the Gandhi family above India’s judicial process, Constitution and democratic system, the BJP said on Monday as the Grand Old Party staged a protest at Parliament complex against Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification as MP last week.

Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. (ANI)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:45 AM IST
BySmriti Kak Ramach, New Delhi

TNPSC Group 4 exams: Finance min denies allegations of malpractice

On March 24, the TNPSC declared results for the Group 4 preliminary exams held in July 2022 to fill 7,301 vacancies in multiple government departments.

finance minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan has sought a detailed clarification from the commission’s member secretary. (HT)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:42 AM IST
By, Chennai

Three held in Dalit veterinary surgeon’s murder, say police

The Ramapuram police registered a case of suspicious death and handed over the body to the family. The final rites were performed in Kurnool on Saturday.

SP Anburjan said Atchanna and Bose had been working in the same hospital since 2022 during which some differences cropped up between the two. (Representative photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:42 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Release those held in Amritpal Singh crackdown in 24 hours or face stir: Akal Takht to Punjab govt

The acting chief of the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat in Sikhism, gave a 24-hour ultimatum to the Punjab government on Monday to release all Sikh men who were arrested during a crackdown initiated earlier this month to apprehend pro-Khalistan preacher Amritpal Singh.

Supporters of Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh gather for a special meeting in Amritsar on Monday. (AFP)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 12:39 AM IST
By, Amritsar

Rahul Gandhi gets notice, told to vacate MP bungalow

Rahul Gandhi house: The Lok Sabha secretariat on Monday asked former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi to vacate his official residence by April 22, after he was disqualified as a member of the Lok Sabha due to his conviction in a criminal defamation case in Gujarat last week.

A Congress supporter outside the residence of party leader Rahul Gandhi, in New Delhi, on Monday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:39 AM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, , New Delhi

Lokayukta arrests Karnataka BJP MLA in corruption case

Madal Virupakshappa, the Channagiri MLA, was arrested from a toll booth in Kyathsandra in Tumakuru district and will be brought to Bengaluru for questioning, police said

BJP MLA Madal Virupakshappa appears before the Lokayukta office, in Bengaluru on March 9, 2023. (PTI)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:39 AM IST

Banjara community members protest near Yediyurappa’s house over reservation issue

The Banjara community, a subgroup of Scheduled Castes, is apprehensive about its share of reservation under the new system going down

People belonging to the Banjara community protest against the state cabinet's decision to give internal reservation amongst the Scheduled Castes, in Shivamogga on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 12:32 AM IST
ByPriyanka Rudrappa

One more lands in SIT net in Telangana paper leak case

After the paper leak came to the fore, the TSPSC cancelled the examination and postponed other exams for the posts of veterinary assistant surgeon, scheduled to be held on March 15 and 16.

With this, the total number of people arrested so far in the question paper leakage scam has gone up to 15. (Wikimedia Commons)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:31 AM IST
BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Hyderabad

12.5k projects given green clearance in 2022, Lok Sabha told

The clearances were given through the Parivesh portal, junior environment minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey said, responding to a question by Pocha Brahmananda Reddy and Beesetti Venkata Satyavathi, MPs from Andhra Pradesh.

The numbers were revealed in the Lok Sabha. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 05:40 AM IST
ByJayashree N

Busted sex-determination camp in MP blows lid off larger social crime

India has struggled with female foeticide for decades, intertwined with issues such as men being seen as productive members of a household and a culture of wedding dowry, which was made illegal in 1961

Agents secretively brought women from multiple states to a house in Banmore for a sex determination camp. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 10:53 AM IST

Top court seeks files on Bilkis convicts’ release

The Supreme Court on Monday termed the gang-rape of Bilkis Bano and murder of her family members during the 2002 Gujarat riots a “horrendous” crime, directing the Centre and the Gujarat government to produce files regarding the grant of remission to 11 people convicted and sentenced to a life term in the case

Bilkis Bano
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:24 AM IST
ByUtkarsh An, New Delhi
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