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Government writes to WhatsApp, asks it to withdraw new privacy policy

By Deeksha Bhardwaj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:23 PM IST
It has also issued a detailed questionnaire to WhatsApp seeking more details about its data-sharing protocols and business practices
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India's batsman Rishabh Pant plays a shot on day five of the fourth cricket Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba in Brisbane. (AFP)
India's batsman Rishabh Pant plays a shot on day five of the fourth cricket Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba in Brisbane. (AFP)

India trump Aus by 3 wkts at Brisbane, record 2nd straight series win Down Under

By hindustantimes.com, HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:58 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: Shubman Gill (91), Rishabh Pant (89*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (56) took India to a memorable victory with a final day chase at Brisbane.
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Many Indian officials believe that China's will not move out of the contested points in East Ladakh sector till President Xi Jinping delivers his address to mark 100 years of Communist Party of China (AFP)
Many Indian officials believe that China's will not move out of the contested points in East Ladakh sector till President Xi Jinping delivers his address to mark 100 years of Communist Party of China (AFP)

China’s PLA may ramp up military activity in Ladakh in 2 months

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:33 PM IST
  • India does hope that the incoming Biden administration will stand by its commitments on China, South China Sea, Taiwan or Indo-Pacific at large but New Delhi is not dependent on the US for handling the PLA on land frontiers
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Indian supporters wave flags as they cheer their team during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)
Indian supporters wave flags as they cheer their team during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)

First time in 32 years: Team India breach 'Fortress Gabba'

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:54 PM IST
India vs Australia: This is the first time that Australia have been beaten in Brisbane in 32 years. Australia's last defeat at Gabba came at the hands of the West Indies in 1988.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference at AICC office, in New Delhi. Photo by Sanjeev Verma

'Tragedy unfolding today in country': Rahul Gandhi on protest over farm laws

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:34 PM IST
"There is a tragedy unfolding today in the country, govt wants to ignore the issue and misinform the country," Rahul Gandhi said while addressing a conference after the release.
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Relatively speaking, the number of people reporting side effects is a fraction of the total immunised (REUTERS)
Relatively speaking, the number of people reporting side effects is a fraction of the total immunised (REUTERS)

Have faith in the vaccines | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:18 AM IST
India began its vaccination drive against Covid-19 on Saturday
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Two aspects of WhatsApp’s actions negate its claims — its ultimatum to users, including individual users, to allow sharing of data with Facebook or exit the app and that it is doing so in a discriminatory fashion (Shutterstock)
Two aspects of WhatsApp’s actions negate its claims — its ultimatum to users, including individual users, to allow sharing of data with Facebook or exit the app and that it is doing so in a discriminatory fashion (Shutterstock)

The government can, and must, stand for privacy

By NS Nappinai
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:19 AM IST
The clarion call for protection can provide succour not only against WhatsApp and its discriminatory data-sharing policy, but also against all digital platforms
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Actions will need to address affordability of phones and computers, female digital literacy and its social context and inadequate technical content dedicated to women and girls (HT File Photo)
Actions will need to address affordability of phones and computers, female digital literacy and its social context and inadequate technical content dedicated to women and girls (HT File Photo)

Enhancing women’s employment is key to economic recovery

By Sanjay Kathuria
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:19 AM IST
Recovery efforts cannot be gender-blind, because, as the saying goes, “gender-blind is not gender-neutral.” There are four areas where government policy can help ameliorate long-standing issues.
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The decision to support Ghani shows that there are no endgames for India in Afghanistan. It would rather accept a setback in its pursuit of a balance between Kabul and Islamabad, instead of being seen as an opportunist (REUTERS)
The decision to support Ghani shows that there are no endgames for India in Afghanistan. It would rather accept a setback in its pursuit of a balance between Kabul and Islamabad, instead of being seen as an opportunist (REUTERS)

Decoding India’s move in Kabul

By Avinash Paliwal
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:19 AM IST
Its decision to support the Afghan government, at a time when Ashraf Ghani is weak, is intriguing. But there is a historical backdrop to it
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Farm unions have not responded to the government’s offer to amend the laws, or to the Supreme Court’s directive to cooperate with a committee meant to examine the issue in detail (PTI)
Farm unions have not responded to the government’s offer to amend the laws, or to the Supreme Court’s directive to cooperate with a committee meant to examine the issue in detail (PTI)

Don’t let challenges turn intractable | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:20 AM IST
Both the China ingression and the stance of the farm unions are disparate issues, born out of their own specific histories
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Sunil jokes Dr Mashoor Gulati was more difficult to play than Gutthi. Here's why

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:05 AM IST
Sunil Grover joked that he found it more difficult to play Dr Mashoor Gulati than Gutthi in The Kapil Sharma Show, as he got accustomed to wearing women's clothes.
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Dhaakad: Arjun Rampal is Kangana Ranaut’s nemesis, see first look

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Arjun Rampal’s first look as the inked and evil villain in Kangana Ranaut’s Dhaakad is out. See it here.
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Indian team celebrate after victory against Australia(BCCI/Twitter)

PM Modi and cricket legends laud India's scintillating win in Australia

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UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:47 PM IST
India vs Australia: Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the way as former and current India cricketers joined in to congratulate Team India on their series win.
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Boney Kapoor confirms Khushi Kapoor to make acting debut soon

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:57 AM IST
Boney Kapoor has confirmed there will soon be an announcement about his younger daughter Khushi's acting debut. He, however, made it clear that he would not launch her himself.
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India's Rishabh Pant bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)
India's Rishabh Pant bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)

Rishabh Pant breaks MS Dhoni's record at Gabba

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:51 AM IST
India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant reached the 1000-Test runs mark during the final day of the fourth Test.
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Extraction director says Marvel universe is inspiration for franchise's future

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:30 PM IST
  • Joe and Anthony Russo are bringing their Marvel Cinematic Universe experience to fleshing out the Extraction franchise, director Sam Hargrave has said.
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Vijay shows fan hysteria over Liger poster, promises ‘nationwide madness' next

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:19 PM IST
  • Vijay Deverakonda is touched by the overwhelming love from his fans after the release of the Liger poster. The film, directed by Puri Jagannadh, marks his pan-Indian debut.
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Tandav creator Ali Abbas Zafar offers update after unconditional apology

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:49 PM IST
  • The Tandav team is having further dialogue with the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting over the complaints that have been filed against the show, creator Ali Abbas Zafar has said.
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Bigg Boss 14: Vikas Gupta is back on the show, says Eijaz Khan is an honest man

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:48 PM IST
Vikas Gupta re-entered the Bigg Boss 14 house on Monday's episode, after spending some time outside due to health issues.
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Yash with family in Maldives.

Yash flies to Maldives with family, see pics

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:57 PM IST
Yash has flown to Maldives for an exotic holiday with wife Radhika Pandit and their two kids.
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Indian players celebrate after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket test at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.India won the four test series 2-1. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)

4th Test, Day 5 Live: Pant guides Team India to colossal series win

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:39 PM IST
IND vs AUS 4th Test Live Score, Day 5 Latest Updates: India have beaten Australia in the fourth Test by 3 wickets and have won the series 2-1. Shubman Gill missed his century but Pant guided India to victory. Follow live updates of India vs Australia Cricket match.
Brisbane : India's Shubman Gill bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP)
Brisbane : India's Shubman Gill bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP)

Present and future for all formats: Former India cricketers hail Shubman Gill

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:19 PM IST
India vs Australia: Shubman Gill fell nine short of his century but his innings of 91 draw praise from all quarters with former India cricketers like VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, and Aakash Chopra hailing him as the next big thing for Indian cricket.
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Australia's Nathan Lyon, centre, reacts as his video review is rejected during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)
Australia's Nathan Lyon, centre, reacts as his video review is rejected during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)

'I don't understand': Warne questions Lyon's tactics against Pujara

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:58 AM IST
India vs Australia: Speaking on Fox Cricket, Warne said that Lyon should have a bat-pad on the off-side against Pujara as the spinner had got the India batsman out with this strategy before.
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India's batsman Cheteshwar Pujara plays a shot on day five of the fourth cricket Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba in Brisbane on January 19, 2021. (Photo by Patrick HAMILTON / AFP) / --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE--(AFP)
India's batsman Cheteshwar Pujara plays a shot on day five of the fourth cricket Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba in Brisbane on January 19, 2021. (Photo by Patrick HAMILTON / AFP) / --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE--(AFP)

'Never trusted DRS': Ian Chappell fumes after 'bizarre' LBW call saves Pujara

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:25 AM IST
India vs Australia: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell questioned the technology while speaking on On ABC Grandstand, according to Fox Cricket.
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India's Shubman Gill bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)
India's Shubman Gill bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)

Shubman Gill hits a flat-six, fan takes easy catch at stands - WATCH

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:47 AM IST
India vs Australia: Shubman Gill registered his 2nd Test fifty at Gabba in the first session on 5th Day of the 4th Test.
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The incident took place at the Dabri Mor Metro station on the Magenta line.(Twitter/@CISFHQrs)

CISF personnel’s swift action saves passenger in Delhi Metro. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:42 PM IST
The official Twitter handle of CISF shared a clip of the incident that has now garnered praise from tweeple.
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Kyuta Kumagai, 10, lifts dumbbells during a one-on-one training session which his father organized at the Buddhist temple Joshin-ji in Tokyo, Japan,(REUTERS)
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, lifts dumbbells during a one-on-one training session which his father organized at the Buddhist temple Joshin-ji in Tokyo, Japan,(REUTERS)

Meet Japan's 10-year-old sumo wrestler Kyuta

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:01 AM IST
At 85 kilograms (187 lb), Kyuta is twice the size of the other children his age.
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The image shows one of the rescued pythons.(ANI)

Two giant pythons rescued from inside a JCB in Odisha

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:40 AM IST
One 7-feet-long-python was rescued quickly, while the 11-feet-long took refuge inside the JCB.
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A decade ago, Thomas was given 7,002 bitcoins for making an explainer video about how cryptocurrency works. (representational image)(Unsplash)
A decade ago, Thomas was given 7,002 bitcoins for making an explainer video about how cryptocurrency works. (representational image)(Unsplash)

$220 million worth of bitcoin locked away as man forgets password

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:46 AM IST
Stefan Thomas says he has made peace with this state of events.
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Man who didn’t want cat shares video with adorable new kitty named Goku. Watch

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We were a preeminent economy, now we are a laughing stock: Rahul Gandhi targets

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:39 PM IST
  • We were a preeminent economy, now we are a laughing stock: Rahul Gandhi targets govt over farm laws
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Government writes to WhatsApp, asks it to withdraw new privacy policy

By Deeksha Bhardwaj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:23 PM IST
It has also issued a detailed questionnaire to WhatsApp seeking more details about its data-sharing protocols and business practices
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference at AICC office, in New Delhi. Photo by Sanjeev Verma
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference at AICC office, in New Delhi. Photo by Sanjeev Verma

'Tragedy unfolding today in country': Rahul Gandhi on protest over farm laws

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:34 PM IST
"There is a tragedy unfolding today in the country, govt wants to ignore the issue and misinform the country," Rahul Gandhi said while addressing a conference after the release.
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Supreme Court shouldn’t stay but scrap farm laws: Congress’s DK Shivkumar

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:04 PM IST
DK Shivakumar said that the Congress party will hold a big protest on Wednesday backing the farmers protesting against legislations enacted in September.
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India has 6.8 gigawatts of existing nuclear generation capacity, which accounts for roughly 2% of the nation’s total capacity.(AP representative image)
India has 6.8 gigawatts of existing nuclear generation capacity, which accounts for roughly 2% of the nation’s total capacity.(AP representative image)

India debuts largest nuclear reactor with more planned

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India is counting on its nuclear program to help meet its Paris climate commitments to reduce the emissions intensity.
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Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny urges West to impose sanctions on Putin allies

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:47 PM IST
Navalny identified eight people as potential targets for punitive measures, including billionaire Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich.
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A supporter of US President Donald Trump leaves a note in the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.(AFP)
A supporter of US President Donald Trump leaves a note in the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.(AFP)

Police arrest woman accused of laptop theft from Pelosi's office

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:41 PM IST
FBI officials said a caller claiming to be an ex of Williams said friends of hers showed him a video of her taking a laptop computer or hard drive from Pelosi's office.
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Germany's Merkel, state leaders ponder tougher virus rules

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:56 PM IST
The country's infection rate has stabilized in recent days, indicating that existing restrictions may have been effective in bringing down the numbers.
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On Monday, the Japanese Health Ministry said that the three cases were recorded in Shizuoka among people aged between 20 and 70.(Reuters)
On Monday, the Japanese Health Ministry said that the three cases were recorded in Shizuoka among people aged between 20 and 70.(Reuters)

Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture to introduce alert mode over UK Covid-19 variant

ANI, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:55 PM IST
The Japanese government has already declared a state of emergency in 11 of the 47 prefectures, which will last through February 7.
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Thailand court gives record 43-year sentence for insulting king

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Violating Thailand's lese majeste law — known widely as Article 112 — is punishable by three to 15 years’ imprisonment per count.
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Two Australian Open players test positive for coronavirus: officials

AFP, Sydney
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:47 AM IST
The Victoria state health department said a total of nine people have tested positive while in quarantine ahead of the event in Melbourne, but two cases were deemed to be historical infections on Tuesday.
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Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu(Twitter)

Sindhu, Srikanth make impressive starts at Thailand Open

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:30 AM IST
"It was a good game and I'm very, very happy. This win was very important for me in this tournament because at last week's tournament, I went out in the first round," Sindhu said after the match.
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Australian Open boss says 'vast majority' of players back hard quarantine

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:16 AM IST
More than 70 players and their entourage are confined to their hotel rooms for 14 days and unable to train for the Feb. 8-21 Australian Open after passengers on three charter flights returned positive tests for the novel coronavirus.
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Bautista Agut says hotel quarantine like jail with Wifi

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:05 AM IST
A number of top players, including world number one Novak Djokovic, have questioned the need for mandatory hotel quarantine but Victorian premier Daniel Andrews said it was essential to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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3 more COVID-19 cases linked to Australian Open arrivals

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:22 AM IST
There are 72 players now in hard quarantine and unable to practice because of nine active coronavirus cases — an increase in three — among the incoming travelers to Melbourne.
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FILE PHOTO: Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo(REUTERS)

Bitcoin’s turbulence helps kindle rally in largest rival Ether

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:40 PM IST
Bitcoin’s recent wobbles have turned the cryptocurrency spotlight onto other digital coins including Ether, whose gain this year has outstripped the performance of its bigger rival.
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Foreign portfolio investors bought $2.44 billion worth of Indian stocks in January ht(MINT_PRINT)
Foreign portfolio investors bought $2.44 billion worth of Indian stocks in January ht(MINT_PRINT)

Mindtree shares climb 6% as net profit jumps in Q3 report

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:34 AM IST
The stock gained 5.96 per cent to 1759.70 on BSE. On NSE, it jumped 5.79 per cent to 1,760.
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A view at a petrol pump in Thane, Maharashtra. ( Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo )

Petrol price touches record high of 85 in Delhi, diesel surpasses 75 mark

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:31 AM IST
In Mumbai, diesel price crossed 82-mark while petrol is selling for as high as 91.80 per litre. In Kolkata, diesel is priced at Rs78.97 and petrol at 90.16 per litre.
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People watch the Sensex on a screen outside Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai. (PTI File Photo)

Sensex jumps over 700 points to 49,274; Nifty nears 14,500

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UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:15 PM IST
The Nifty and Sensex hit record highs last week and saw investors book some profit after the record run.
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In 2018, the Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal for closure of two autonomous bodies, namely the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi and Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh.(AP)
In 2018, the Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal for closure of two autonomous bodies, namely the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi and Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh.(AP)

Government may rationalise 120 autonomous bodies

By Anisha Dutta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:14 AM IST
In a slew of recommendations to the cabinet secretariat, a copy of which has been reviewed by Hindustan Times, the department has suggested that 83 of the 231 autonomous bodies be retained and 117 merged into just 29. It recommended that the Centre disengage from 20 entities.
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SSC JHT, SHT, junior translator paper 1 results declared at ssc.nic.in

By Nandini
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:29 PM IST
  • Staff Selection Commission on Tuesday released the results for junior hindi translator, senior hindi translator and junior translator paper 1 exams. Candidates who have appeared for the exams can check their results online at ssc.nic.in.
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SBI PO mains admit card 2021.(Screengrab )

SBI PO mains admit card 2021 released, here's direct link to download

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:21 PM IST
  • Candidates who have qualified for the SBI PO mains 2021 can download their admit card online at sbi.co.in on or before January 29, 2021.
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The test pattern in banking exams is such that the total time allotted to attempt a paper is a lot less compared to the number and difficulty level of the questions.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

IBPS SO Mains: Last minute strategies for acing the exam

By Aashish Arora
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:00 PM IST
  • The IBPS SO exam has four sections — Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Reasoning and Computer Aptitude in addition to English Language.
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Students who have been allotted seats under the second special round can secure their admission by January 8.(HT FILE)
Students who have been allotted seats under the second special round can secure their admission by January 8.(HT FILE)

TANCET 2021 registration for admission to PG Courses in Anna University begins

By Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:31 PM IST
  • Anna University Admission: The online registration process for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2021 has begun on Tuesday, January 19.
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ICAI CA January 2021: Notice for Kolkata exam centre change released

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:28 PM IST
  • The institute will conduct the ICAI CA foundation examination 2021 from January 21 to 28, 2021, at various centres spread across the country.
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A medical worker (R) inoculates a medical staff with a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Manipal Hospital, in New Delhi on January 19, 2021. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)(AFP)
A medical worker (R) inoculates a medical staff with a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Manipal Hospital, in New Delhi on January 19, 2021. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)(AFP)

Delhi govt reduces ICU beds reservation to 25% for Covid-29 patients

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:40 PM IST
The reservation percentage has been gradually reduced by the government after reviewing the pandemic situation.
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Shah appreciated the city police's initiative to reunite missing children with their parents and said such moves were service to humanity.(HT ARCHIVE)
Shah appreciated the city police's initiative to reunite missing children with their parents and said such moves were service to humanity.(HT ARCHIVE)

Amit Shah praises Delhi Police for its role during pandemic, tackling riots

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:38 PM IST
He also said that the police force tackled the northeast Delhi riots last year and brought back peace to the city.
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On January 16, the man’s identity was established as Jiban Mazumdar, a rickshaw puller, said DCP Yadav.(Representative photo)
On January 16, the man’s identity was established as Jiban Mazumdar, a rickshaw puller, said DCP Yadav.(Representative photo)

Rickshaw puller killed for 60 and his rickshaw; two arrested

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:04 AM IST
Jiban Mazumdar's body was shifted to a nearby government hospital mortuary and a murder case was registered at the New Ashok Nagar police station. Since his identity was unknown, the investigating team showed his photographs to people in the areas near the spot from where the body was recovered.
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Ramrati is from Rae Bareli, in UP, and some of her family still lives there.
Ramrati is from Rae Bareli, in UP, and some of her family still lives there.

Delhiwale: The living landmark returns

By Mayank Austen Soofi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:55 AM IST
Pandemic life of an elderly woman known for her sing-song reading on a city footpath
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From Monday, 11 benches — two division benches of two judges each and nine single-judge benches resumed physical proceedings in the Delhi high court.
From Monday, 11 benches — two division benches of two judges each and nine single-judge benches resumed physical proceedings in the Delhi high court.

5 women lawyers challenge physical hearings in Supreme Court

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:10 AM IST
The plea filed by advocates Amrita Sharma, Saumya Tandon, Padmapriya, Ashmita Narula and Shivani Luthra demanded fresh orders which would allow lawyers to select the option of virtual appearance in cases.
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At least 7 people were killed and several injured when a fire broke out at a private hospital in Egypt(PTI representational image)
At least 7 people were killed and several injured when a fire broke out at a private hospital in Egypt(PTI representational image)

3 injured as fire breaks out in a shop Mumbai’s Saki Naka area

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:33 PM IST
It was declared a level 2 fire at 11.03 am, officials said.
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People celebrate the gram panchayat election results in Bhiwand, on Monday, January 18, 2021. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
People celebrate the gram panchayat election results in Bhiwand, on Monday, January 18, 2021. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Maharashtra gram panchayat polls: BJP, Congress, Shiv Sena, NCP claim victory

By Surendra P Gangan and Pradip Kumar Maitra, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:44 AM IST
Amid claims of victory by all four key parties in Maharashtra, partners in the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi – Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress – won 58% of the 12,711 gram panchayats that went to polls on January 15
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As per data shared by the education department, 50 students scoring 90% and above were admitted in the first phase that concluded last week. (HT Photo)
As per data shared by the education department, 50 students scoring 90% and above were admitted in the first phase that concluded last week. (HT Photo)

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

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:39 AM IST
More than 800 students who secured 80% and above in their SSC board (Class 10) exams in 2020 secured admissions to junior colleges in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) under the ongoing first-come, first0served (FCFS) rounds
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State industry minister Dilip Walse-Patil on Monday rejected the company’s closure application. (HT FILE)
State industry minister Dilip Walse-Patil on Monday rejected the company’s closure application. (HT FILE)

Maharashtra govt rejects General Motors’ plea to close Talegaon plant

By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:35 AM IST
The employees’ union had contended that the Talegaon plant was sold by the company to Great Wall Motors (GWM), a Chinese auto giant, but a closure application was filed with the state government to get rid of the employees working at the plant
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Metro-4 work at Ghodbunder Road in Thane. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Metro-4 work at Ghodbunder Road in Thane. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Mumbai Metro-4 coaches: Bombardier lowest bidder, Chinese manufacturer ‘non-responsive’

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:31 AM IST
Canadian company Bombardier has emerged as the lowest bidder for manufacturing 234 coaches for the Metro-4 (Wadala-Thane-Kasarvadavli) and its extension line 4A (Kasarvadavli-Gaimukh)
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Sara Ali Khan slays season's hottest print in flirty off-shoulder cocktail dress(Instagram/stylebyami)
Sara Ali Khan slays season's hottest print in flirty off-shoulder cocktail dress(Instagram/stylebyami)

Sara Ali Khan slays season's hottest print in flirty off-shoulder cocktail dress

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:38 PM IST
  • Sara Ali Khan leaves fashionistas in awe of her classy feminine style and flirty edge in a red and navy blue checkered cocktail dress with a flattering side draping and we can’t help swooning either
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Fried food intake linked to heightened serious heart disease, stroke risk

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UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:25 PM IST
While fried food is considered detrimental to health, a new study sheds light on its effects. The findings of a pooled analysis of the available research suggest that fried-food intake is linked to a heightened risk of major heart disease and stroke.
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Delhi air quality 'Very Poor', likely to deteriorate further

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:22 PM IST
Delhiites again woke up to a foggy morning with dense fog in pockets on Tuesday the led to a dip in visibility. Visibility levels were recorded at 200 meters at Safdarjung and Palam in the early hours today.
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It is well known that people who drink a lot of alcohol regularly are at increased risk of developing heart failure, and heart failure can increase the incidence of atrial fibrillation.(Unsplash)
It is well known that people who drink a lot of alcohol regularly are at increased risk of developing heart failure, and heart failure can increase the incidence of atrial fibrillation.(Unsplash)

One alcoholic drink in a day linked to risk of atrial fibrillation: Study

ANI, Washington [us]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:21 PM IST
A study of nearly 108,000 people has found that people who regularly drink a modest amount of alcohol are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart beats in an abnormal rhythm.
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Long after the sun sets on a quiet farm in the Dutch town Lelystad, one of its fields comes to life with a beautiful display of red, blue and ultraviolet LED light beaming across its crop of leeks.(Reuters)
Long after the sun sets on a quiet farm in the Dutch town Lelystad, one of its fields comes to life with a beautiful display of red, blue and ultraviolet LED light beaming across its crop of leeks.(Reuters)

Crops' chance to shine in 'Grow' project by artist Roosegaarde

Reuters, Rotterdam
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:12 PM IST
The installation pairing the plants' natural beauty with the futuristic LED show is part of "Grow", artist Daan Roosegaarde's latest project intended as an homage to farmers and to inspire them to experiment with artificial light in outdoor farming.
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Vikas Gupta is back on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)
Vikas Gupta is back on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14: Vikas Gupta is back on the show, says Eijaz Khan is an honest man

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:48 PM IST
Vikas Gupta re-entered the Bigg Boss 14 house on Monday's episode, after spending some time outside due to health issues.
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Devoleena Bhattacharjee entered Bigg Boss house as Eijaz Khan's proxy.(Twitter)
Devoleena Bhattacharjee entered Bigg Boss house as Eijaz Khan's proxy.(Twitter)

Bigg Boss 14: Devoleena enters as Eijaz's proxy, says he has been wrong at times

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:47 PM IST
Devoleena Bhattacharjee entered Bigg Boss 14 as a proxy for Eijaz Khan and she has said she will maintain his equations in the house.
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Rakhi Sawant said that she has frozen her eggs and wants Abhinav Shukla to be her sperm donor.
Rakhi Sawant said that she has frozen her eggs and wants Abhinav Shukla to be her sperm donor.

Rakhi Sawant says husband Ritesh will never accept her or their kids publicly

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:48 AM IST
  • Rakhi Sawant said that she misses having a man in her life after her break-up with ex-boyfriend Abhishek Awasthi. She added that she has frozen her eggs and wants Abhinav Shukla to be the sperm donor.
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Sunil Grover as Dr Mashoor Gulati (L) and Gutthi
Sunil Grover as Dr Mashoor Gulati (L) and Gutthi

Sunil jokes Dr Mashoor Gulati was more difficult to play than Gutthi. Here's why

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:05 AM IST
Sunil Grover joked that he found it more difficult to play Dr Mashoor Gulati than Gutthi in The Kapil Sharma Show, as he got accustomed to wearing women's clothes.
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Rahul Vaidya and Rubina Dilaik have an ugly fight.
Rahul Vaidya and Rubina Dilaik have an ugly fight.

Bigg Boss 14: Rahul Vaidya drags Abhinav in fight with Rubina, here's her reply

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:40 AM IST
The promo for Tuesday's episode of Bigg Boss 14 shows Rubina Dilaik and Rahul Vaidya dragging each other's personal lives into an argument. While Abhinav Shukla comes to Rubina's rescue, Aly Goni comes out in support of Rahul.
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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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