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News updates from Hindustan Times: Customs dept to question Kerala Speaker in gold smuggling case and all the latest news – india news

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. Customs officials set to grill Kerala Speaker in gold smuggling case The customs department, which is part of the multi-agency team probing the sensational gold smuggling case, is set to question Kerala assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan after it obtained ...

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India says maintaining communications with China for complete disengagement at LAC – india news

India on Friday said it was maintaining communications with China for complete disengagement at friction points in Ladakh sector of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) against the backdrop of a stalemate in efforts aimed at ensuring de-escalation. At a meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on border affairs on December 18, the two sides reviewed ...

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Nancy Pelosi speaks to US army chief regarding Trump’s access to nuclear codes – world news

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she has spoken with the senior-most US military official about President Donald Trump and the safety of nuclear codes in his remaining days in office. She also said that Congress will move to oust him from office if members of his cabinet do not invoke the 25th Amendment to do so. Pelosi will speak with ...

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Bird flu: Punjab declared as ‘controlled area’, import of birds banned – chandigarh

The Congress-led government in Punjab declared the state as a ‘controlled area’ in view of the bird flu outbreak reported in neighbouring states and imposed a complete ban on the import of live birds, which include poultry and unprocessed poultry meat, for any purpose with immediate effect till January 15. Punjab hasn’t reported any case of bird flu till now, ...

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Murder probe opens after US police officer dies in Capitol mob attack – world news

A US Capitol Police officer died in the attack on the building by President Donald Trump’s supporters, taking the toll up to five as local police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released photos of men and women involved in the riot, seeking public’s help to identify and prosecute them. The Capitol building area was fenced off on Thursday ...

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Assam to give khadi clothes to government employees in January – india news

The Assam government has decided to gift khadi clothes to state employees as a mark of respect to Mahatma Gandhi. The government has decided to provide khadi shirts, and shawls and stoles made of ‘Eri’–a variety of silk produced in Assam– to grade IV employees in a phased manner starting this month. Chairing a meeting to expedite the process of ...

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Shocked by Capitol siege, more aides, GOP backers desert Trump – world news

While Donald Trump on Friday said he will not attend US President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, the outgoing president’s deputy, vice-president Mike Pence, is expected to, in a sign of growing fissures in the Trump administration, marked also by a steady stream of resignations. Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, became on Thursday the second member of Trump’s cabinet ...

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In MEA’s clear-cut message to US, a reminder on S-400 deal – india news

Against the backdrop of possible US sanctions on the $5.4 billion deal with Russia for S-400 air defence systems, India on Friday said it has an independent foreign policy that guides defence acquisitions in line with national security interests. Recent reports have suggested the US could impose secondary sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). The Russian ...

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Alok Sharma made president of UN climate conference in Glasgow – world news

Alok Sharma, who was appointed to the cabinet role of Business secretary in the Boris Johnson government following the December 2019 election, was on Friday appointed full-time president of UN COP26 climate conference scheduled to be held in Glasgow in November. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among world leaders due to attend the key climate conference. COP26 will be the ...

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‘He looked jittery’: Glenn McGrath raises questions on David Warner’s fitness – cricket

After losing the 2nd Test at MCG, questions were being raised on Australia’s batting line-up. India had bounced back after a horrid defeat in Adelaide under Ajinkya Rahane’s leadership, and with all the odds stacked up against them, it was regarded as one of India’s best wins in the longest format. Australia realised that there were a few problems that ...

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