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)