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Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) take part in a protest against a new web series 'Tandav', in Mumbai(AFP)
Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) take part in a protest against a new web series 'Tandav', in Mumbai(AFP)

Tandav makers say sorry after a torrent of criticism over web series

UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:41 PM IST
  • The controversy around 'Tandav' has triggered demands that the government quickly enact a law to regulate content on OTT platforms such as Amazon Prime and Netflix.
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Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla signed the Specified Skilled Workers Agreement with Ambassador Suzuki. (@MEAIndia/Twitter)
Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla signed the Specified Skilled Workers Agreement with Ambassador Suzuki. (@MEAIndia/Twitter)

India, Japan sign pact to give skilled workers access to Japanese jobs

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:55 PM IST
  • Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla and Japan’s ambassador Satoshi Suzuki signed the memorandum of cooperation (MoC) on Monday.
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Flight lieutenant Bhawana Kanth is one of the first women fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force (IAF). (HT )
Flight lieutenant Bhawana Kanth is one of the first women fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force (IAF). (HT )

Bhawana Kanth to take part in R-Day parade, first woman fighter pilot to do so

By hindustantimes.com | Reported by HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:39 PM IST
Bhawana Kanth, along with Avani Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh, was inducted into the IAF as the first women fighter pilots in 2016.
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File photo: Farmers raise slogans against the new farm laws at the Delhi-Ghazipur border in New Delhi.(ANI)
File photo: Farmers raise slogans against the new farm laws at the Delhi-Ghazipur border in New Delhi.(ANI)

SC panel on farm laws to begin work on January 19

By Zia Haq, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:30 PM IST
  • On January 12, after two days of deliberation, the Supreme Court had suspended the pro-reforms farm laws approved by Parliament in September.
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Ricky Ponting expects Australia to end India's resistance. (Getty Images)
Ricky Ponting expects Australia to end India's resistance. (Getty Images)

'India's resilience has got to give up': Ponting expects Aus to go for the kill

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:40 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: Ricky Ponting believes India's fight has got to end at some stage and expects Australia to have a crack at India on Day 5 of the Brisbane Test with all guns blazing.
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According to a news report, US President-elect Joe Biden has appointed at least 20 Indian-Americans, with 17 of them in White House positions — 13 of the 20 also happen to be women. (AFP)
According to a news report, US President-elect Joe Biden has appointed at least 20 Indian-Americans, with 17 of them in White House positions — 13 of the 20 also happen to be women. (AFP)

Under Biden, the rise of Indian-Americans

By HT Editorial
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:16 PM IST
India would do well to cultivate them, as it would cultivate any US official at high levels, but respect their identity beyond their Indian roots.
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Farmers during their agitation over new farm reform laws, Singhu border, New Delhi, January 15, 2021 (PTI)
Farmers during their agitation over new farm reform laws, Singhu border, New Delhi, January 15, 2021 (PTI)

What the farm stir can learn from Gandhi

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 06:58 PM IST
Every protest has a window of effectiveness. As the struggle gets prolonged, people’s goodwill decreases
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File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal PM Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal PM Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli.

India gives Nepal 'iron clad' commitment on vaccine, supply schedule coming week

Reported by Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 04:40 PM IST
While Nepal PM Oli’s political detractors has painted foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali’s visit to India a damp squib, New Delhi found the visitor committed to cementing bilateral ties.
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Brisbane : India's Mohammed Siraj, centre, celebrates with teammate Mayank Agarwal, second left, after taking his fifth wicket during play on day four of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.AP/PTI(AP01_18_2021_000050A)(AP)
Brisbane : India's Mohammed Siraj, centre, celebrates with teammate Mayank Agarwal, second left, after taking his fifth wicket during play on day four of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.AP/PTI(AP01_18_2021_000050A)(AP)

India bowlers shackle Australia batsmen in iconic Test series

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:42 PM IST
Australia template has been to score heavily and then bring visiting teams under pressure with their fast bowlers. This time India's revolving bowling unit has checked that
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There are bound to be glitches — a power breakdown that ruins some doses; delays in the vaccine reaching some remote corners of the country; at least, some jumping of queues. But this is an exercise that India will manage well. If all goes well, a month from now, the country could well have more people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine than any other country (AFP)
There are bound to be glitches — a power breakdown that ruins some doses; delays in the vaccine reaching some remote corners of the country; at least, some jumping of queues. But this is an exercise that India will manage well. If all goes well, a month from now, the country could well have more people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine than any other country (AFP)

In India, the story of Covid-19 vaccines

UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:39 PM IST
India has done well. The rollout of the vaccines, despite a set of concerns, is a scientific milestone. But the State must, now, plan ahead
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Saif Ali Khan has Prime Ministerial ambitions in Tandav.
Saif Ali Khan has Prime Ministerial ambitions in Tandav.

Tandav row: All you need to know about controversies surrounding Saif's show

UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:33 PM IST
  • The Amazon Prime Video web series Tandav has been at the centre of a controversy after it was alleged that certain scenes are offensive to certain communities. Here's everything you need to know about what happened.
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Kangana Ranaut shared a video of Jiah Khan's sister levelling allegations of sexual harassment against Sajid Khan.
Kangana Ranaut shared a video of Jiah Khan's sister levelling allegations of sexual harassment against Sajid Khan.

Kangana shares clip of allegations against Sajid, hints he has ‘mafia' support

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:44 PM IST
  • Kangana Ranaut shared a video of Jiah Khan's sister levelling serious allegations of sexual harassment against Sajid Khan. She suggested that he has the 'full support' of the 'mafia' in the film industry.
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Virat Kohli has changed his Twitter bio.
Virat Kohli has changed his Twitter bio.

Virat Kohli calls himself 'a proud husband and father' in new Twitter bio

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:30 AM IST
Virat Kohli, who recently welcomed a baby girl with wife Anushka Sharma, has changed his bio on Twitter.
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Soni Razdan feels Rhea Chakraborty's time in jail has not ruined her chance of having a successful career in films.
Soni Razdan feels Rhea Chakraborty's time in jail has not ruined her chance of having a successful career in films.

Soni Razdan calls Rhea Chakraborty ‘innocent victim of a very twisted design’

UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 10:27 AM IST
  • Soni Razdan feels that Rhea Chakraborty has a bright future ahead of her in the film industry. Soni said that her time in jail 'clearly exposed the people who sent her there'.
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Jasprit Bumrah hugged Mohammed Siraj as he led the team back. (BCCI screengrab)
Jasprit Bumrah hugged Mohammed Siraj as he led the team back. (BCCI screengrab)

Siraj gets emotional after five-for, Bumrah welcomes him with a hug - WATCH

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:35 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: As Mohammed Siraj led the Indian team off the field at the end of the Australian innings, a proud Jasprit Bumrah welcomed the fellow fast bowler with a hug.
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Shabana Azmi is back in action.
Shabana Azmi is back in action.

Shabana Azmi expresses gratitude on one-year anniversary of 'near-fatal' crash

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:14 PM IST
  • Actor Shabana Azmi has shared a picture of herself, smiling from ear-to-ear, on the one-year anniversary of a near-fatal car crash.
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Saif Ali Khan has Prime Ministerial ambitions in Tandav.
Saif Ali Khan has Prime Ministerial ambitions in Tandav.

Tandav row: All you need to know about controversies surrounding Saif's show

UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:33 PM IST
  • The Amazon Prime Video web series Tandav has been at the centre of a controversy after it was alleged that certain scenes are offensive to certain communities. Here's everything you need to know about what happened.
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Saif Ali Khan in a still from Tandav.
Saif Ali Khan in a still from Tandav.

Tandav creator Ali Abbas Zafar apologises on behalf of cast & crew in statement

UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:29 PM IST
  • Tandav creator Ali Abbas Zafar has issued an apology on behalf of the cast and crew of the Amazon web series, after an FIR was lodged against several people involved in the show for hurting religious sentiments.
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Bigg Boss 14 promo: Salman Khan scolded Aly Goni for his allegations against Vikas Gupta.
Bigg Boss 14 promo: Salman Khan scolded Aly Goni for his allegations against Vikas Gupta.

Vikas and Jasmin argue on social media over Aly Goni's alleged homophobia

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 06:56 PM IST
  • Vikas Gupta took to Twitter to share 'proof' of Aly Goni's homophobia, which Jasmin Bhasin didn't take quietly.
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Remo D'Souza and Aamir Ali go for a spin.
Remo D'Souza and Aamir Ali go for a spin.

Remo D'Souza goes for a spin with Aamir Ali after heart attack scare, watch

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 06:21 PM IST
  • Remo D'Souza, who recently had a health scare, was spotted out and about town with friend Aamir Ali. Watch a video here.
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L to R: Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur. (Getty Images)
L to R: Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur. (Getty Images)

After Kapil, haven't seen a batsman open his arms like he did: Jadeja on batter

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:54 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: Former batsman Ajay Jadeja has made a pretty bold claim, saying the free-flowing batting of one of India's batsmen from the current squad is probably the most effective he's seen by any India batsman since the legendary Kapil Dev.
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Mohammed Siraj finished with 5/73. (Getty Images)
Mohammed Siraj finished with 5/73. (Getty Images)

Brisbane Test: After Siraj touch, series decider on final day

By Somshuvra Laha, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:28 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: Siraj’s 5/73 coupled with another fine piece of fast bowling from Shardul Thakur (4/61), helped India bowl Australia out for 294 in their second innings, which set India 328 to win.
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Will we see Bhuvneshwar Kumar return to India whites against England? (Getty Images)
Will we see Bhuvneshwar Kumar return to India whites against England? (Getty Images)

Fit-again Bhuvneshwar Kumar eyes England Test series comeback

By Sharad Deep, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:45 PM IST
  • The swing bowler, who missed the Australia tour due to injury, is on a comeback and playing in the Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament.
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Mohammed Siraj looks up toward the heavens. (Getty Images)
Mohammed Siraj looks up toward the heavens. (Getty Images)

Ind vs Aus: ‘The boy has become a man,’ Sehwag, Bishop hail Mohammed Siraj

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 03:25 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj, playing only his third Test, finished with 5/73, which made him the first Indian bowler to claim a five-for at the Gabba since Zaheer Khan’s 5/95 in 2003.
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Brisbane : India's Shardul Thakur, left, celebrates the dismissal of Australia's Tim Paine, right, during play on day four of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. AP/PTI(AP01_18_2021_000018B)(AP)
Brisbane : India's Shardul Thakur, left, celebrates the dismissal of Australia's Tim Paine, right, during play on day four of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. AP/PTI(AP01_18_2021_000018B)(AP)

'Your all-round performance has kept the Test series alive'

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 06:45 PM IST
Tendulkar congratulated Siraj for his remarkable feat and also heaped praises on Shardul, stating that the latter’s performance has kept the match and more importantly, the Test series alive.
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The image shows a meme shared under the hashtag #WeMetOnTwitter(Twitter/@Piyush_Dashore7)

#WeMetOnTwitter is trending and the memes are hilarious. Seen them yet?

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:01 PM IST
Twitter is buzzing with #WeMetOnTwitter memes. Posts may make you giggle hard
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The image shows a mouse scurrying around in Yulia Putintseva's room.(Twitter/@PutintsevaYulia)
The image shows a mouse scurrying around in Yulia Putintseva's room.(Twitter/@PutintsevaYulia)

Tennis player Yulia Putintseva tweets video of ‘unwanted roommate’. It’s a mouse

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:37 PM IST
"Been trying to change the room for two hours already! No one came to help due to quarantine situation," Putintseva said in a post on Twitter that was accompanied by a video of the mouse scurrying about her room.
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An ancient coffin is on display that Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass and his team unearthed in a vast necropolis filled with burial shafts, coffins and mummies dating back to the New Kingdom 3000 BC, Monday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Saqqara, south of Cairo, Egypt. (AP)
An ancient coffin is on display that Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass and his team unearthed in a vast necropolis filled with burial shafts, coffins and mummies dating back to the New Kingdom 3000 BC, Monday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Saqqara, south of Cairo, Egypt. (AP)

Egypt: Ancient funerary temple unveiled in the south of Cairo

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 06:32 PM IST
Egypt’s former antiquities minister and noted archaeologist Zahi Hawass told reporters at the Saqqara necropolis that archaeologists unearthed the temple of Queen Neit, wife of King Teti, the first king of the Sixth Dynasty that ruled Egypt from 2323 B.C. till 2150 B.C.
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The image shows Joe Biden with a doggo.(Twitter/@NaomiBiden)

Joe Biden's dog Major welcomed to White House by Josh Groban at 'indoguration'

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:19 PM IST
Singer Josh Groban closed the ceremony with the rewrite of (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window" by Patti Page, changing the lyrics to "I'm adopting that doggie in the window."
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The image shows Anwar Knight sliding down a snowy slope.(Instagram/@anwarknight)

Reporter slides downhill unexpectedly during live bulletin, amuses netizens

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:26 PM IST
“Sliding right into the Olympic foot-sledding team!” commented an Instagram user.
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Two Manipur journalists held for article, released after admitting to oversight

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:25 PM IST
  • The police claimed that the article openly endorsed revolutionary ideologies and activities.
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The Odisha Police Officers’ Association made the demand after an inspector in Balasore district was assaulted on Saturday by irate public over the suicide of a minor boy in a roadside dhaba.(Representative image/PTI)
The Odisha Police Officers’ Association made the demand after an inspector in Balasore district was assaulted on Saturday by irate public over the suicide of a minor boy in a roadside dhaba.(Representative image/PTI)

Retired Odisha professor seeks to donate house for construction of police statio

By Debabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:24 PM IST
  • In a letter to CM's private secretary, he offered to donate his three-room newly constructed house in Balitutha village of coastal Jagatsinghpur district to Odisha police.
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News updates from Hindustan Times: SC panel to begin work on farm laws on Jan 19

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:55 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla signed the Specified Skilled Workers Agreement with Ambassador Suzuki. (@MEAIndia/Twitter)
Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla signed the Specified Skilled Workers Agreement with Ambassador Suzuki. (@MEAIndia/Twitter)

India, Japan sign pact to give skilled workers access to Japanese jobs

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:55 PM IST
  • Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla and Japan’s ambassador Satoshi Suzuki signed the memorandum of cooperation (MoC) on Monday.
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Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) take part in a protest against a new web series 'Tandav', in Mumbai(AFP)
Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) take part in a protest against a new web series 'Tandav', in Mumbai(AFP)

Tandav makers say sorry after a torrent of criticism over web series

UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:41 PM IST
  • The controversy around 'Tandav' has triggered demands that the government quickly enact a law to regulate content on OTT platforms such as Amazon Prime and Netflix.
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Assistant Public Defender Courtney Smallwood said Singh does not have a criminal record. She also said it was unclear why Singh, who is unemployed, came to Chicago or if he has ties to the area. (Representative Image)(Reuters File Photo)
Assistant Public Defender Courtney Smallwood said Singh does not have a criminal record. She also said it was unclear why Singh, who is unemployed, came to Chicago or if he has ties to the area. (Representative Image)(Reuters File Photo)

Man arrested after allegedly hiding 3 months at Chicago airport due to Covid-19

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:17 PM IST
Aditya Singh, 36, is charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport and misdemeanor theft after he was arrested Saturday.
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Western countries may consider targeted sanctions on Russian individuals deemed to have been involved in Navalny's arrest and any decision to jail him.(AFP)
Western countries may consider targeted sanctions on Russian individuals deemed to have been involved in Navalny's arrest and any decision to jail him.(AFP)

How might EU react after Russia arrests opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:04 PM IST
Here are some of the measures which the EU might consider taking, based on proposals mooted in previous cases when the West considered sanctions against Russia.
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American Hassan Joseph feeds his camel, Victoria before its participation in the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival.(Representational Image / REUTERS)
American Hassan Joseph feeds his camel, Victoria before its participation in the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival.(Representational Image / REUTERS)

Man hospitalised in Germany after camel bites him in face

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:18 PM IST
Police characterised the injuries as “serious” and said the man was being treated in a local hospital.
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A man holds a placard reading "For Navalny!" as people, including supporters of Alexei Navalny, gather outside a police station where the Russian opposition leader is being held following his detention, in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov(REUTERS)
A man holds a placard reading "For Navalny!" as people, including supporters of Alexei Navalny, gather outside a police station where the Russian opposition leader is being held following his detention, in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov(REUTERS)

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny urges Russians to take to streets

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:03 PM IST
The United Nations and Western nations told Russia to immediately free the opposition politician.
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Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia sit on the plane on a flight to Moscow, at the Airport Berlin Brandenburg in Schoenefeld, Germany.(AP)
Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia sit on the plane on a flight to Moscow, at the Airport Berlin Brandenburg in Schoenefeld, Germany.(AP)

Russian judge orders to jail Kremlin critic Navalny for 30 days: Spokesperson

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:00 PM IST
Navalny was detained at a Moscow airport on Sunday after flying home for the first time since he was poisoned last summer.
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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launches the 'Khelo India State Centre of Excellence' at the Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune(Khelo India/ Twitter)
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launches the 'Khelo India State Centre of Excellence' at the Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune(Khelo India/ Twitter)

Want to start 1,000 Khelo India centres at district level across India: Rijiju

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:04 PM IST
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju pointed out that Maharashtra is the only state in the country to have three centres of excellence.
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Kyrgios calls Djokovic 'tool' after quarantine demands

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:49 PM IST
Passengers who arrived on three charter flights have been placed into hard quarantine, including more than 70 players who are unable to train outside their rooms for 14 days before the year's first Grand Slam starts on February 8.
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Davis Cup Finals up to 11 days in 2021, could be in 3 cities

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:30 PM IST
The ITF announced Monday that the international men's tennis team event will run from Nov. 25 to Dec. 5, with 18 countries participating in six groups of three.
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Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu(Twitter)

Sindhu and other Indian shuttlers look for better show at Thailand Open

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 03:23 PM IST
The Indian players seemed to struggle with their fitness as none of them could cross the second round at the Yonex Thailand Open, the first event of the Asia leg here.
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Bhavesh, Aakanksha win on final day of shooting trials

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 06:06 PM IST
Bhavesh shot 32 in the finals to leave Delhi's Arpit Goel at second on a score of 27. Haryana's Adarsh Singh came in third with 23.
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FILE PHOTO: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva makes remarks during a closing news conference for the International Monetary Finance Committee (IMFC), during the IMF and World Bank's 2019 Annual Meetings of finance ministers and bank governors, in Washington, U.S., October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Theiler/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva makes remarks during a closing news conference for the International Monetary Finance Committee (IMFC), during the IMF and World Bank's 2019 Annual Meetings of finance ministers and bank governors, in Washington, U.S., October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Theiler/File Photo(REUTERS)

IMF chief sees 'high degree of uncertainty' in global outlook

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:51 PM IST
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said a new allocation of the IMF's own currency, Special Drawing Rights, would help give countries more fiscal space to tackle the health crisis and shift to a digital and green economy.
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Risks to the recovery could be in the form of additional regulatory measures, protracted restrictions on international travel and jump in the pandemic in new cases, said the report. (Representative Image)
Risks to the recovery could be in the form of additional regulatory measures, protracted restrictions on international travel and jump in the pandemic in new cases, said the report. (Representative Image)

Healthcare sector's revenue expected to grow 20% in 2021-22: Report

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:58 PM IST
Domestic rating agency Icra has a stable outlook for the sector in the long-term outlook, given the swift rebound in occupancy as well as structural factors.
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After a decent show so far in 2020 despite the pandemic, the IPO market is awaiting a bumper crop with more than 30 IPOs worth over <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>30,000 crore lined up for the new year.(AP/ Representational)
After a decent show so far in 2020 despite the pandemic, the IPO market is awaiting a bumper crop with more than 30 IPOs worth over 30,000 crore lined up for the new year.(AP/ Representational)

IRFC IPO subscribed 65% on first day of offer

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:58 PM IST
Price range for the offer, which is scheduled to close on Wednesday, has been fixed at 25-26 per share.
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The total amount released so far in 12 instalments is <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>72,000 crore at an average interest rate of 4.70 per cent.(PTI)
The total amount released so far in 12 instalments is 72,000 crore at an average interest rate of 4.70 per cent.(PTI)

GST compensation shortfall: FinMin releases installment of 6,000 cr to states

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:00 PM IST
The Centre had set up a special borrowing window in October 2020 to meet the estimated shortfall of 1.10 lakh crore in revenue arising on account of implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
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A visitor wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks among vehicles from Nissan at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing. China.(AP/ File)
A visitor wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks among vehicles from Nissan at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing. China.(AP/ File)

Nissan to promote Japan-based contract workers to full-time

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:34 PM IST
The hiring plan will “enable more efficient and effective business operations as well as improve individuals’ motivation and skills,” Azusa Momose, a spokeswoman for the company said.
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Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’(PTI file)
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’(PTI file)

JEE, NEET UG 2021 to be based on reduced syllabus, Pokhriyal tells students

Edited by Nilesh Mathur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:12 PM IST
  • Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Monday said that the questions asked in the NEET and JEE exams 2021 will based on the revised syllabus of the board examinations 2021.
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Under the FCFS round, students can claim seats against vacancies shown in the portal on the designated date and time.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File)
Under the FCFS round, students can claim seats against vacancies shown in the portal on the designated date and time.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File)

Over 800 students with 80% and above secure FYJC seats after five rounds

By Ankita Bhatkhande
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:12 PM IST
  • As per data shared by the education department, 50 students scoring 90% and above were admitted in the first phase that concluded last week, while over 900 students scoring 80% and above confirmed seats in the second phase of FCFS that concluded on Monday.
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Tamil Nadu classes 10 and 12 set to start from tomorrow

PTI, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:02 PM IST
  • The officials should share the Information Education and Communication materials with the school management, the DPH said.
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File photo of Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.(PTI)

Students need counselling, practice ahead of board exams, says Manish Sisodia

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 06:55 PM IST
The Deputy Chief Minister informed that the government has set up protocols about how schools will be conducted during the pandemic.
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Student maintain social distancing in class after schools reopened more than 9 months after they were closed due to Covid-19.(HT PHOTO)
Student maintain social distancing in class after schools reopened more than 9 months after they were closed due to Covid-19.(HT PHOTO)

Low turnout as schools in Rajasthan reopen for classes 9 to 12

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:37 PM IST
Students were given a warm welcome at schools, which were sanitised on Sunday, and teachers ensured they wore masks and maintained social distancing.
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WhatsApp and Facebook, represented by senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi, told the court that the plea was not maintainable and many of the issues raised in it were without any foundation.(REUTERS)
WhatsApp and Facebook, represented by senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi, told the court that the plea was not maintainable and many of the issues raised in it were without any foundation.(REUTERS)

It is voluntary, don't accept it: Delhi HC on WhatsApp's privacy policy

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:37 PM IST
The court also pointed out that even Google maps captures all data and stores it.
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Footover bridges are among the most escapist places of a city, especially when suspended in places that don’t appeal to crowds during certain times of the day
Footover bridges are among the most escapist places of a city, especially when suspended in places that don’t appeal to crowds during certain times of the day

Delhiwale: A (mid-air) walk to remember

By Mayank Austen Soofi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 03:47 AM IST
Finding peace amid rush, on an overbridge
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While the DDA is asking people to give a broad vision for the city, citizens want an issue-based discussion on various aspects of MPD-2041.(HT Photo)
While the DDA is asking people to give a broad vision for the city, citizens want an issue-based discussion on various aspects of MPD-2041.(HT Photo)

DDA asks residents for input on Delhi’s Master Plan 2041

By Risha Chitlangia, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 03:18 AM IST
“People can give their suggestions and share their ideas about what kind of the city they want Delhi to be. The idea behind this exercise is to get maximum participation,” said a senior DDA official.
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In the last one and a half years, Delhi Police’s economic offences wing has registered 19 cases of cheating and fraud against various developers and housing society groups.(File photo)
In the last one and a half years, Delhi Police’s economic offences wing has registered 19 cases of cheating and fraud against various developers and housing society groups.(File photo)

Delhi: Search for an affordable house lands 19 in fraud net

By karn pratap singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 03:09 AM IST
Pushkar Rawat, Shivali Seth, and thousands of home buyers were duped by various developers and promoters, who allegedly tricked them into investing in different housing schemes by fraudulently using the DDA’s land-pooling policy, which is yet to become operational.
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The Delhi government has also introduced a similar concept in 2015, calling it ‘car free day’ where in some roads of the city private vehicles were not allowed to ply for selected days.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi government has also introduced a similar concept in 2015, calling it ‘car free day’ where in some roads of the city private vehicles were not allowed to ply for selected days.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

‘No Car Sunday’ organised in Connaught Place

By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 03:00 AM IST
The campaign called, ‘No Car Sunday’, which was first started by a group of teenage environment activists as a local initiative to discourage neighbours from using their cars for one day of the week to help reduce vehicular emissions in the national capital.
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A healthcare worker collects swab sample of a resident in Mumbai. (HT Photo)
A healthcare worker collects swab sample of a resident in Mumbai. (HT Photo)

Covid-19 check-ups helping in early diagnosis of cancer

By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:03 AM IST
Compulsory CT scan for Covid-19 patients helps city doctors detect early-stage cancers, allowing for timely treatments.
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A student of TISS, Mumbai, Anand Gupta is currently stuck with patchy internet connectivity in his village in UP.(HT Photo)
A student of TISS, Mumbai, Anand Gupta is currently stuck with patchy internet connectivity in his village in UP.(HT Photo)

‘Want govt to focus on education sector’, says Anand Gupta

By Shreya Bhandary, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 01:34 AM IST
Anand Gupta wants to continue higher studies, and claimed that in the last few months, money paid by the government to doctoral students has been irregular, and that many students in the higher education sector were also suffering from erratic payment of money from central or state government.
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Maharashtra to inoculate its citizens four days a week

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 01:01 AM IST
A day after the vaccination drive kicked off in the state and the country , the Maharashtra government on Sunday sought resolution of the technical glitches in the CoWIN app, while saying its next vaccination session will start from Tuesday
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Barring Mumbai, schools in other parts of the state reopened for students of Classes 9 to 12 from November 23. (HT FILE )
Barring Mumbai, schools in other parts of the state reopened for students of Classes 9 to 12 from November 23. (HT FILE )

Mumbai: Principals worry about Class 10 students as schools remain closed

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 12:29 AM IST
As per Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) order issued on Friday, schools in the city will remain closed and only board exams can be conducted as per the schedules of respective boards. Schools, however, said that students want to write their prelim exams in the offline format.
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An overall AQI of 252 was measured on Sunday, which was in the poor category after two days of moderate quality air. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
An overall AQI of 252 was measured on Sunday, which was in the poor category after two days of moderate quality air. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Bad air days are back for Mumbai after two days of respite

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:53 PM IST
After two days of relatively cleaner air, the city saw air quality worsen significantly on Sunday
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Finland not yet going to open borders for tourists(Pexels)
Finland not yet going to open borders for tourists(Pexels)

Finland to not open borders for tourists any time soon, says Interior Ministry

ANI, Helsinki
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:00 PM IST
  • On Friday, the Finnish Ministry of the Interior announced that they will not open borders for tourists, in fact, they are ready to introduce new coronavirus-related restrictions on travel.
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Craving for a beach vacation? These 5 places should be on your must-visit list(Pexels)
Craving for a beach vacation? These 5 places should be on your must-visit list(Pexels)

Craving for a beach vacation? These 5 places should be on your must-visit list

By Nishtha Grover, Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:24 PM IST
  • A vacation on a beach can solve every problem, at least for the time being. Goa has become the celebrity-favourite vacation spot as after Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor ringing in their New Year, Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor are also taking a quick vacation there. Here are 5 places that should be on your must-visit list if you are craving for some beach time.
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One of the oldest and most popular art forms of Odisha, the name 'Pattachitra' has evolved from the Sanskrit words 'patta' (canvas) and 'chitra' (picture).(ANI)
One of the oldest and most popular art forms of Odisha, the name 'Pattachitra' has evolved from the Sanskrit words 'patta' (canvas) and 'chitra' (picture).(ANI)

Odisha's oldest, most popular art form 'Pattachitra' preserved in Raghurajpur

ANI, Bhubaneswar (odisha) [india]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:52 PM IST
Odisha's traditional art form 'Pattachitra', which dates back to 5 BC, continues to live on in India's first heritage village Raghurajpur.
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The survey also found that those with blood group 'O' may be less susceptible to the infection, while people with 'B' and 'AB' blood groups were at a higher risk.(Unsplash)
The survey also found that those with blood group 'O' may be less susceptible to the infection, while people with 'B' and 'AB' blood groups were at a higher risk.(Unsplash)

Seropositivity for Covid-19 found to be lesser in smokers, vegetarians

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:35 PM IST
Smokers and vegetarians were found to have lower seropositivity indicating that they may be at a lesser risk of getting infected by coronavirus.
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Recipe: These warm Nutella fingers are perfect to go with your evening coffee(Instagram/saania_bakes)
Recipe: These warm Nutella fingers are perfect to go with your evening coffee(Instagram/saania_bakes)

Recipe: These warm Nutella fingers are perfect to go with your evening coffee

By Zarafshan Shiraz
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:29 PM IST
  • Want to know a quick and easy way to bring a smile to the breakfast table or evening coffee break this winter? Prep up some warm Nutella fingers with the help of this 3 ingredient recipe which promises a chocolate taste in every bite and that is all we need to brush aside Monday blues
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Bigg Boss 14 promo: Salman Khan scolded Aly Goni for his allegations against Vikas Gupta.
Bigg Boss 14 promo: Salman Khan scolded Aly Goni for his allegations against Vikas Gupta.

Vikas and Jasmin argue on social media over Aly Goni's alleged homophobia

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 06:56 PM IST
  • Vikas Gupta took to Twitter to share 'proof' of Aly Goni's homophobia, which Jasmin Bhasin didn't take quietly.
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Mona Singh had two releases in2020- Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain S3 in June and Black Widows in December. (Photo: Prabhas Roy)
Mona Singh had two releases in2020- Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain S3 in June and Black Widows in December. (Photo: Prabhas Roy)

Hope to create something on OTT: Mona Singh on turning writer

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:35 PM IST
The actor revealed that she has been writing a script with her husband. She talks about why she felt the need to write at this stage of her career, the importance of word of mouth for OTT shows
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Actor Devoleena Bhattacharjee was last seen in the TV show Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2.
Actor Devoleena Bhattacharjee was last seen in the TV show Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2.

Devoleena Bhattacharjee: You don’t have to be a part of any groups or camps

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:07 PM IST
Actor Devoleena Bhattacharjee says it’s never easy and it shouldn’t be easy to succeed in showbiz or else we won’t value what we get.
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Gauahar Khan and Zaid Darbar during their honeymoon in Udaipur.
Gauahar Khan and Zaid Darbar during their honeymoon in Udaipur.

Gauahar Khan, Zaid Darbar enjoy honeymoon in Udaipur, share pics

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:16 PM IST
Gauahar Khan and Zaid Darbar have shared pictures and videos from their honeymoon in Udaipur. They shared glimpses of their visit to the Mehrangarh Fort, breakfast at the hotel and auto ride.
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Mona Singh said she was disappointed by Shyam Gopalan's marriage proposal.
Mona Singh said she was disappointed by Shyam Gopalan's marriage proposal.

Mona Singh reminisces about husband Shyam Gopalan’s ‘super bad’ wedding proposal

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:10 PM IST
Mona Singh said that Shyam Gopalan's proposal was 'super bad'. He nervously blurted out, 'Will you marry me?', and slipped the ring on her finger even before she could answer.
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India has asked WHO chief Tedros to remove the maps that incorrectly depict Indian territories of the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh (Reuters)
India has asked WHO chief Tedros to remove the maps that incorrectly depict Indian territories of the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh (Reuters)

‘Deep displeasure’: India sends a stinker to WHO’s Tedros over incorrect map

UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:50 AM IST
  • The 8 January letter is the third communication to the World Health Organisation in a month, reminding Tedros and his office to fix the maps
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The ruling puts the provisions of SMA on a par with personal laws which require no notice period (PTI)
The ruling puts the provisions of SMA on a par with personal laws which require no notice period (PTI)

Upholding the right to liberty and privacy | HT Editorial

By HT Editorial
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:37 AM IST
The Allahabad High Court has upheld the fundamental right to liberty and privacy with its ruling that a 30-day notice is not mandatory for those seeking to get married under the Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954
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Prime Minister KP Oli’s unconstitutional move to dissolve Parliament (the new Nepali Constitution does not give the PM the right to do so) has led to a de facto split in the Nepal Communist Party (NCP). (Getty Images)
Prime Minister KP Oli’s unconstitutional move to dissolve Parliament (the new Nepali Constitution does not give the PM the right to do so) has led to a de facto split in the Nepal Communist Party (NCP). (Getty Images)

Delhi’s balancing act with Nepal | HT Editorial

By HT Editorial
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:37 AM IST
Nepal’s foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali is in Delhi for a bilateral meeting
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Experts say preventing bird flu is not possible as little research has been done on the virus-carrying capability of migratory birds in CAF (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Experts say preventing bird flu is not possible as little research has been done on the virus-carrying capability of migratory birds in CAF (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Handling the avian flu crisis | HT Editorial

PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 08:00 PM IST
2021 has started with an unprecedented bird flu epidemic in India, causing the death of thousands of wild and poultry birds in 10 states and bleeding the fast-growing poultry industry for a second time over the past year
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Assam, Jan 11 (ANI): BJP national president J.P. Nadda addresses the BJP supporters during a public meeting, at the Police parade ground in Silchar on Monday. (ANI)
Assam, Jan 11 (ANI): BJP national president J.P. Nadda addresses the BJP supporters during a public meeting, at the Police parade ground in Silchar on Monday. (ANI)

The BJP’s political pitch in Assam | HT Editorial

PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 08:00 PM IST
Even as it starts out as the favourite, the BJP must be careful in how it navigates the historical tensions on identity in the region
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