LIVE: Income Tax ‘surveys’ at BBC offices end after over 58 hours

  • Feb 16, 2023 10:39 PM IST

    The Income Tax department’s marathon “surveys” at BBC’s offices ended on Thursday, after clocking over 58 hours in total, as officials prepared an inventory of financial data from select staffers and collected digital and paper data, PTI reported.

  • Feb 16, 2023 10:31 PM IST

    Tunisha Sharma suicide: Sheezan Khan’s bail plea hearing tomorrow

    Tunisha Sharma suicide case | Waliv police filed a 524-page charge sheet in Vasai Court against accused Sheezan Khan. Hearing on the bail plea of accused Sheezan Khan will be heard tomorrow in Bombay High Court.

  • Feb 16, 2023 10:03 PM IST

    Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal decorated ahead of Shivaratri

  • Feb 16, 2023 09:15 PM IST

    UN launches $1 bn appeal for Turkey quake victims

    The United Nations on Thursday launched an appeal for $1 billion in aid to help victims in Turkey of last week’s catastrophic earthquake that killed thousands of people.

  • Feb 16, 2023 08:45 PM IST

    UN official warns of rising earthquake death toll in Syria

    The United Nations regional humanitarian coordinator for the Syrian crisis said Thursday that the country’s death toll from last week’s deadly earthquake is likely to rise further as teams scramble to remove rubble in hard-hit areas, AP reported

  • Feb 16, 2023 08:22 PM IST

    Biden to host Germany’s Scholz at White House March 3

    US President Joe Biden will host Germany’s Chancellor Olar Scholz in Washington on March 3 for talks focused on supporting Kyiv in its fight against Russia’s invasion, the White House said Thursday.

  • Feb 16, 2023 07:40 PM IST

    Israel FM visits Kyiv, says ‘committed to sovereignty’ of Ukraine

    Israel’s Foreign Minister Eli Cohen said Thursday his country was “committed to the sovereignty” of Ukraine during the first visit by an Israeli minister to the war-torn nation since the Russian invasion, reported AFP

  • Feb 16, 2023 07:25 PM IST

    Support PM Modi to make Meghalaya prosperous: HM Shah

    PM Modi wants to develop Meghalaya & make it most prosperous, but you need to support him. Give us a team that brings development to every village and facilities to every home. And give Meghalaya’s youth facility to study in Garo language here itself: Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses an election rally in Meghalaya

  • Feb 16, 2023 07:05 PM IST

    NATO must be ready for long standoff with Russia: Stoltenberg

    NATO must be prepared for a long standoff with Russia beyond the immediate crisis triggered by President Vladimir Putin’s year-old invasion of Ukraine, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg told AFP.

  • Feb 16, 2023 06:43 PM IST

    Spain backs law creating Europe’s first ‘menstrual leave’

    Spain MPs passed a law permitting gender self-determination from 16 and also gave final approval to a law granting paid medical leave to women suffering severe period pain, becoming the first European country to advance such legislation, reported AFP. Read more

  • Feb 16, 2023 06:33 PM IST

    Lufthansa Cancels 1,200 Flights Due to Airport Strike Action

    Deutsche Lufthansa AG will cancel at least 1,200 flights for Friday due to strikes at its main Frankfurt and Munich hubs, the latest disruption to hit Europe’s biggest airline after an IT incident grounded its fleet on Wednesday, Bloomberg reported.

  • Feb 16, 2023 06:03 PM IST

    Fire breaks out at Vellaram Para Police Dumping Yard in Kannur, Kerala

  • Feb 16, 2023 05:42 PM IST

    Actress Swara Bhasker ties the knot with political leader-activist Fahad Ahmad

    Swara Bhasker announced her marriage to Samajwadi Party’s Fahad Ahmad on Twitter. She shared a timeline of their relationship as well. Read more

  • Feb 16, 2023 05:38 PM IST

    New Corps Commander for the ‘Fire and Fury’ unit in Leh

    Lt Gen Rashim Bali would be the next Corps Commander of the ‘Fire and Fury’ Corps headquartered in Leh, Ladakh, reported ANI. The Corps is responsible for looking after the high-altitude mountainous border with both China and Pakistan.

  • Feb 16, 2023 05:28 PM IST

    India set to blacklist renewable companies for delays

    India will exclude renewable power companies from government contracts for between three and five years if they do not meet project completion deadlines, reported Reuters citing a government order, as the country looks to speed up green power projects.

  • Feb 16, 2023 05:13 PM IST

    Sought police report in Nikki Yadav case, says NCW chairperson

    “NCW has sought police report. We feel girls aren’t safe in live-in relationships. Not only girls but families also responsible for such incidents. If girls are given right to select their partners, these types of incidents can decrease,” says Rekha Sharma, Chairperson, National Commission for Women, told ANI on Nikki Yadav murder case.

  • Feb 16, 2023 05:07 PM IST

    BSF recover 2 packets of narcotic items in Amritsar

  • Feb 16, 2023 05:02 PM IST

    Turkey quake: Girl rescued from rubble after over 248 hours

    Over 248 hours after massive earthquakes hit Turkey, the authorities have rescued a 17-year-old girl from the rubble of a building that collapsed in the southern central province of Kahramanmaras, reported Reuters citing state broadcaster TRT Haber. Read more

  • Feb 16, 2023 04:58 PM IST

    Adani Group firms end on mixed note; Adani Wilmar climbs 5 pc

    Shares of Adani Group firms ended on a mixed note on Thursday after rallying in the morning trade amid volatile trend in the broader market. Adani Wilmar stock climbed 5 per cent, NDTV rallied 4.99 per cent, Adani Power jumped 4.97 per cent, Adani Ports advanced 1.45 per cent, Adani Enterprises ended 1 per cent higher and Ambuja Cements advanced 0.99 per cent on the BSE.

  • Feb 16, 2023 04:22 PM IST

    Mehrauli demolition: Delhi HC directs DDA to file detailed affidavit 

    Mehrauli demolition drive | Delhi High court again directs the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to file a detailed affidavit by Monday pertaining to the matter.

  • Feb 16, 2023 04:06 PM IST

    TN BJP Chief writes to EAM after alleged attack on fishermen

    Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai writes to EAM S Jaishankar for an intervention after several fishermen were allegedly attacked by people in Sri Lankan boats while they were fishing last night near Kodiyakarai in Nagapattinam district, reported ANI

  • Feb 16, 2023 03:58 PM IST

    Future of sports will be built on Saansad Khel Mahakumbh: PM Modi

    Saansad Khel Mahakumbh is the seed from which Olympic players will be created. Saansad Khel Mahakumbh is a strong foundation on which our glorious sporting future will be built. Thousands of youth from small towns participating in Saansad Khel Mahakumbh is a testament to its success: PM Modi virtually addressing Saansad Khel Mahakumbh in Gorakhpur

  • Feb 16, 2023 03:44 PM IST

    Fire breaks out at Vithal Bhai Patel House in Delhi

    Delhi | Fire breaks out at Vithal Bhai Patel House. Fire tenders have reached the spot. Rescue work is underway, reports ANI

  • Feb 16, 2023 03:29 PM IST

    Snippets from PM Modi’s Aadi Mahotsav visit

  • Feb 16, 2023 03:25 PM IST

    BBC employees’ mobiles, laptops examined by taxmen on day 3 of search

    Indian tax officials examined mobile phones and laptops used by some BBC editorial and administrative employees, two sources told Reuters, as an inspection at the British broadcaster’s offices in New Delhi and Mumbai entered a third day on Thursday. Read more

  • Feb 16, 2023 03:19 PM IST

    Delhi excise policy: Court dismisses bail plea of 5 accused

    Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court dismisses bail petitions of Vijay Nair, Abhishek Bonipally, Sameer Mahendru, Sarath P Reddy and Binoy Babu who were arrested in the money laundering probe emerging out of the Delhi govt new excise policy case.

  • Feb 16, 2023 02:54 PM IST

    ‘Time for Turkey to ratify Sweden, Finland membership’: NATO chief

    NATO chief says ‘time’ for Turkey to ratify Sweden, Finland membership, reports AFP

  • Feb 16, 2023 02:33 PM IST

    ‘Use Year of Millets to make better India’: PM Modi

    Our Shree Ann not only has many health benefits but also uses lesser water to grow. We have to make the most of International Year Of Millets for our farmers and a better India: PM Modi

  • Feb 16, 2023 02:25 PM IST

    ‘Jal hai toh kal hai’: PM Modi

    Jal Jan Abhiyan is beginning at a time when water crisis is globally seen as a crisis of future. Due to such a large population, water security is an important duty for India too. It is our collective responsibility. That is why during Azadi ka Amrit Kaal…they say ‘Jal hai toh kal hai’: PM Modi at Jal Jan Abhiyan in Sirohi, Rajasthan via video conferencing. Read more

  • Feb 16, 2023 01:49 PM IST

    Jharkhand police conduct flag march in Panki town following communal clash

    Jharkhand police conducteda ‘flag march’ in Palamu’s Panki town following a violent clash between two groups over the installation of ‘toran dwar’ outside a mosque ahead of Mahashivratri, ANI reported. Police said that the situation is normal, flag march conducted as a measure of confidence building.

  • Feb 16, 2023 01:27 PM IST

    NSA Doval conferred with Honorary Doctorate of Literature (D.Litt)

    National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval was on Thursday conferred Honorary Doctorate of Literature (D.Litt) by Uttarakhand Gov Lt Gen Gurmeet Singh (Retd) at the 34th convocation ceremony of GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, ANI reported.

  • Feb 16, 2023 11:55 AM IST

    IAF’s C-17 Globemaster departs for South Africa to bring 12 cheetahs to India

    IAF’s C-17 Globemaster took off for South Africa from Hindon airbase on Thursday morning to bring 12 cheetahs to the country. On Feb 18, the cheetahs will be released in Kuno National Park by Union environment minister Bhupendra Yadav and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, ANI reported.

  • Feb 16, 2023 11:23 AM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ in Delhi 

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday attended ‘Aadi Mahotsav’, a mega National Tribal Festival at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Delhi.

  • Feb 16, 2023 10:19 AM IST

    The 13th installment of PM-KISAN scheme on February 24

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to release the 13th installment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme on February 24. Read more

  • Feb 16, 2023 10:02 AM IST

    ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ live-action feature film to hit theatre in March 2025

    ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ live-action feature film is under development. According to entertainment website The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has set March 14, 2025 as the release date of the film.

  • Feb 16, 2023 09:41 AM IST

    Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari visits aerospace sector stalls at Aero India 2023

  • Feb 16, 2023 09:36 AM IST

    Centre slashes windfall tax on crude, aviation turbine fuel and diesel

    Windfall tax on crude was cut to 4,350 rupees ($52.60) per tonne from 5,050 rupees per tonne, effective Thursday. The government also cut export tax on aviation turbine fuel to 1.50 rupees per litre from 6 rupees per litre, and reduced export tax on diesel to 2.50 rupees per litre from 7.50 rupees per litre. Read more

  • Feb 16, 2023 09:26 AM IST

    This is open call for violence, murder & genocide: Owaisi on Karnataka BJP prez’s Tipu Sultan remark

    I am taking Tipu Sultan’s name, let me see what you will do. Does the PM agree with what the Karnataka BJP president has said? This is an open call for violence, murder & genocide. Will BJP govt in Karnataka not take action against this? This is hatred, says AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi reports ANI.

  • Feb 16, 2023 09:20 AM IST

    Sensex up by over 290 points; Nifty starts in green

    Sensex rises 290 points to open at 61,566; Nifty starts at 18,072.

  • Feb 16, 2023 09:07 AM IST

    Uttar Pradesh: 2 goods trains collide head-on in Sultanpur

    Collision between two goods trains leads to the derailment of wagons in Sultanpur; no casualties reported. (ANI)

  • Feb 16, 2023 08:43 AM IST

    Huge amount of narcotics seized from ambulance in Bihar

    Huge quantity of narcotics was seized from an ambulance bearing West Bengal registration number at Puraini in Bihar’s Madhepura district Wednesday. Police have arrested three persons including two women who were allegedly travelling in the ambulance posing a patient.

  • Feb 16, 2023 08:23 AM IST

    PM Modi to showcase tribal culture at national level

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday will inaugurate ‘Aadi Mahotsav’, the mega national tribal festival. The event will be conducted at Delhi’s Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.

  • Feb 16, 2023 08:01 AM IST

    PM Modi urges people of Tripura to ‘vote in record numbers’

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens of Tripura to ‘vote in record numbers’. 

  • Feb 16, 2023 07:56 AM IST

    CBSE adds India’s G20 presidency logo to admit cards

    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has added India’s G20 presidency logo on the board examination admit cards of classes 10 and 12 this year to educate students about its importance, officials said on Wednesday.

  • Feb 16, 2023 07:22 AM IST

    Voting begins in Tripura assembly election

    Voting in Tripura for 60 assembly seats started at 7 am today amid tight security.

  • Feb 16, 2023 05:57 AM IST

    Oil price in Pakistan soars; petrol at PKR 272/litre, diesel PKR 280/litre

    Pakistan has increased the price of petrol to a new high of PKR 272 per litre, while diesel price has been hiked by PKR 17.20 to PKR 280 per litre, inflicting more misery on the citizens already battling hiked essential prices. Read more

  • Feb 16, 2023 05:24 AM IST

    Israel passes law to strip citizenship of their ‘convicted terrorist’

    On Monday, Israel approved a law to take away the citizenship of ‘convicted terrorist’ of the country. The Knesset approved a law to strip convicted terrorists with Israeli nationality of their citizenship – provided they receive funding from the Palestinian authority or an associated organisation. (ANI) 

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