Aniruddha Dhar

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Gyanvapi mosque survey resumes, Hindu side says ‘we are very excited, Tahkhana…’

Heavy security was deployed at the Gyanvapi mosque complex in Varanasi as the survey is still in its ongoing phase by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Tight security arrangements as a team of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) arrives to conduct the scientific survey at the Gyanvapi mosque complex, in Varanasi.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 09:56 AM IST

‘Shameful’: BJP as Manmohan Singh, 90, attends Rajya Sabha; Congress hits back

Manmohan Singh came to Parliament in a wheelchair to participate in the Rajya Sabha session where the Delhi services bill was being discussed.

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh attends proceedings in the Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon session of Parliament in New Delhi on Monday, (PTI)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 07:12 AM IST

Raghav Chadha faces heat over ‘forged signatures’ allegations, AAP MP replies

5 Rajya Sabha MPs claimed that their “forged signatures” were added to proposed select committee on Delhi Services Bill without their consent by Raghav Chadha.

AAP MP Raghav Chadha coming out from Parliament after Rajya Sabha passed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023, also known as Delhi Services Bill during Monsoon session on Monday, (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 06:16 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Chaos in Lok Sabha over NYT report, BJP MPs accuse Congress of Chinese links

Nishikant Dubey raised the issue of a news report in The New York Times which claimed that web portal NewsClick has received ₹38 crore funding.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Nishikant Dubey speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Monsoon Session of Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 02:50 PM IST

‘Whatever time left…’: Kharge to govt as Rahul Gandhi is back as Lok Sabha MP

Mallikarjun Kharge distributed sweets among leaders of the Opposition bloc I.N.D.I.A. during a meeting in his chamber ahead of the Parliament proceedings.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge offers sweets to TMC MP Derek O'Brien during celebrations of party leader Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha membership, (PTI)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:58 AM IST

‘Arvind Kejriwal doing good… BJP jealous’: Sanjay Raut on Delhi services bill

The Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) issued a whip to all its Rajya Sabha MPs to be present in the House and vote against the Delhi services bill.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 07, 2023 11:14 AM IST

Gyanvapi mosque survey: On idols' fragments claim, Muslim side's sharp reaction

Muhammad Yasin of Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee alleged that some people were trying to vitiate the atmosphere by broadcasting "baseless news".

Police personnel stand guard at Gyanvapi mosque as Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) resumes scientific survey of the complex in Varanasi. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 02:59 PM IST

'Have patience…': Hindu side as ASI's Gyanvapi mosque survey underway. 10 points

Lawyers said the primary stage of the court-ordered survey of Gyanvapi mosque has been finished and secondary stage was underway with “machines”.

Rapid Action Force personnel outside the Gyanvapi Mosque complex in Varanasi on Sunday.(Rajesh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 12:38 PM IST
By | Reported by Sudhir Kumar, Varanasi

Nuh hotel from where hooligans pelted stones on religious procession demolished

The massive demolition drive against “illegal” constructions in Nuh has become the latest bone contention between the two communities.

A hotel-cum-restaurant being demolished in Nuh. District administration says that it was built illegally and hooligans had pelted stones from during the recent violence.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 02:08 PM IST

Pakistan ex-PM Imran Khan arrested after being found guilty in Toshakhana case

Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan has been sentenced to three years imprisonment and disqualified from politics for five years.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 02:06 PM IST

BJP's ‘enemies’ dig at AAP as Sandeep Dikshit reacts to mohalla clinics row

Sandeep Dikshit said he could have shown the “real truth of Arvind Kejriwal's governance” to visiting Karnataka minister Dinesh Gundu Rao.

Karnataka health minister Dinesh Gundu Rao accompanied by Delhi health minister Saurabh Bharadwaj visited a Mohalla clinic at Panchsheel Park, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 02:32 PM IST

Gyanvapi mosque: ASI resumes scientific survey of complex; Muslim side present

A team of the Archaeological Survey of India resumed its scientific survey work at the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi.

Advocate Subhash Nandan Chaturvedi, Vishnu Shankar Jain.(Rajesh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 10:20 AM IST
By | Reported by Sudhir Kumar, Varanasi

Who is Justice Rohit Deo and why did he resign as Bombay high court judge?

Justice Rohit B Deo of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court reportedly resigned saying he could not compromise on self-respect.

Justice Rohit B Deo of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court.
Published on Aug 05, 2023 08:20 AM IST

‘Stones stored on roofs, people went to hills and…’: Anil Vij on Nuh violence

Anil Vij claimed that there was a “big game plan” behind the Nuh violence. The Nuh SP said they have so far found no indication of there being a mastermind.

Haryana home minister Anil Vij. (HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 05, 2023 06:39 AM IST

Waterlogging after heavy rainfall in Delhi-NCR; IMD predicts more showers

Delhi rain updates: Parts of Delhi, Noida and Gurugram woke up to light to moderate rainfall on Saturday morning.

Commuters out during a heavy rain spell, at ITO in New Delhi on Friday. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 09:23 AM IST

Pakistan's Seema Haider to join Ramdas Athawale's party? MP responds

Republican Party of India's Masoom Kishor reportedly said Seema Haider will be made the president of the party's women's wing.

Seema Haider and Ramdas Athawale.
Published on Aug 04, 2023 03:43 PM IST

SC's three observations while suspending Rahul Gandhi's defamation conviction

The Supreme Court stayed the conviction of Rahul Gandhi in the 2019 criminal defamation case over his Modi surname remark.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (ANI)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 02:11 PM IST

‘Not a rape or murder…’: Rahul Gandhi's lawyer to SC in ‘Modi surname’ case

Abhishek Manu Singhvi argued Rahul Gandhi's comments on the “Modi surname” were not an offence against society.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 01:33 PM IST

Sachin Pilot reacts sharply after Rajasthan girl's charred body found in furnace

Reacting to the incident, Sachin Pilot said his heart was “deeply disturbed” by the news of brutality with the minor girl.

Congress leader Sachin Pilot. (PTI file)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 11:00 AM IST

Nuh violence: Top cop Varun Singla, who was on leave during clashes, transferred

Nuh Superintendent of Police Varun Singla has now been posted to Haryana's Bhiwani.

Varun Singla, outgoing SP Nuh addresses a press conference. (HT file)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 09:10 AM IST

What led to RPF constable shooting on Jaipur-Mumbai train: Chilling details

Chetan Singh shot dead four people, including his senior and three passengers, onboard the Jaipur-Mumbai Central Superfast Express.

Undated photo of Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable Chetan Kumar Choudhary who fired from his automatic weapon, killing an RPF assistant sub-inspector and three other passengers of the Jaipur-Mumbai Central Express on Monday, (PTI)
Updated on Aug 01, 2023 03:16 PM IST

Who is Chetan Kumar, RPF constable who shot dead 4 on Jaipur-Mumbai train?

Chetan Kumar Choudhary fired from his automatic weapon, killing the RPF ASI Tika Ram Meena and the three other passengers.

RPF constable Chetan Kumar Choudhary
Published on Jul 31, 2023 01:20 PM IST

'Short-tempered' RPF constable kills senior, 3 others on Jaipur-Mumbai train

Firing on Jaipur-Mumbai train: The incident took place on Jaipur-Mumbai Central Express. The constable was suffering from mental health issues.

Police outside the Jaipur-Mumbai Central Express train.
Updated on Jul 31, 2023 12:32 PM IST

Pakistan blast: Videos show the moment bomb goes off at Bajaur rally killing 44

The blast targeted the JUI-F party led by an influential firebrand cleric as hundreds of supporters congregated under a canopy in the town of Khar.

People gather at the site of a bomb blast in Bajaur district on Sunday. (AFP)
Updated on Jul 31, 2023 06:26 AM IST

‘After Rajiv Gandhi’s death…': Woman farmer asks Sonia Gandhi. Her reply | Watch

“How did you manage in that situation after Rajiv ji's death,” one of the women is heard asking Sonia Gandhi.

Women farmers are seen interacting with Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi.
Updated on Jul 30, 2023 03:27 PM IST

‘Manipur relief camps in pathetic condition’: INDIA MPs to Guv; Cong's dig at PM

Manipur violence: Opposition MPs from the INDIA bloc submitted a memorandum to the governor on their observations after visiting the violence-hit state.

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and other members of a delegation of opposition INDIA alliance MPs meet Manipur governor Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan in Imphal on Sunday, (PTI)
Updated on Jul 30, 2023 04:42 PM IST

Kerala shocker: Girl, 5, raped and strangled in Kochi; body found in a sack

The autopsy report claimed the child was raped and strangulated to death, and her body was found dumped in a sack in a marshy area in Kochi.

The Kerala Police posted an apology to the family of the victim on all its social media handles. (PTI file)
Updated on Jul 30, 2023 12:25 PM IST

Mumbai to receive more rain; IMD's alerts for these states too: Updates

Rain News Today Updates: IMD has said Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, east Rajasthan may receive light to moderate rainfall.

A woman wades through the waterlogged Delhi-Gurugram Expressway amid heavy rains, in Gurugram on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 30, 2023 07:27 AM IST

Swati Maliwal meets assaulted BJP Manipur MLA: ‘…was given electric shocks’

Swati Maliwal has written to JP Nadda seeking help for BJP MLA Vungzagin Valte from Manipur who was brutally assaulted by a mob in Imphal in early May.

Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal meets bedridden BJP MLA Vungzagin Valte.(Source: @SwatiJaiHind ·)
Updated on Jul 29, 2023 02:35 PM IST

Who is Tariq Mansoor, AMU ex-vice chancellor, named BJP vice-president?

Tariq Mansoor, now a BJP MLC in Uttar Pradesh, has been made a vice-president.

Former AMU V-C Prof Tariq Mansoor. (HTPhoto)
Updated on Jul 29, 2023 12:15 PM IST
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