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States have been given a free hand to increase the number of session sites, if needed, as a single site cannot administer the vaccine to more than 100 beneficiaries in a day.
States have been given a free hand to increase the number of session sites, if needed, as a single site cannot administer the vaccine to more than 100 beneficiaries in a day.

Covid-19: Nationwide vaccination drive to start today

By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:41 AM IST
Each centre will deploy vaccines from a single manufacturer to avoid mixing of doses in recipients, which is not permitted, said officials involved in the delivery programme that will be launched at 10.30am.
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Low wind speed is not allowing dispersal of pollutants in the air in Delhi NCR.
Low wind speed is not allowing dispersal of pollutants in the air in Delhi NCR.

Delhi-NCR air in severe category, temperatures to dip in northwest India

By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:21 AM IST
  • Cold wave or 'severe’ cold wave conditions are also very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and east Madhya Pradesh during the next two days
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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claps his hands at the ruling party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP)
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claps his hands at the ruling party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP)

Kim Jong Un’s new missile could be an attempt to get Joe Biden's attention

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:07 AM IST
The next step is for him to fire them into the air to get President-elect Joe Biden’s attention.
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A health official shows a Covishield vaccine dose in Amritsar.(PTI)
A health official shows a Covishield vaccine dose in Amritsar.(PTI)

Rest for at least half an hour: Centre's guideline ahead of vaccination Day 1

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:32 AM IST
Paracetamol may be used to provide symptomatic relief from post-vaccination adverse reactions, the ministry has specified.
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India's Rohit Sharma, left, bats as teammate Shubman Gill watches during play on day two of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane.(AP)
India's Rohit Sharma, left, bats as teammate Shubman Gill watches during play on day two of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane.(AP)

4th Test, Day 2 Live Score: Rohit, Pujara looking to stabilise Indian innings

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:35 AM IST
IND vs AUS 4th Test Live Score, Day 2 Latest Updates: India have lost their first wicket in their first innings. India dismissed Australia for a score of 369. Follow live score and updates of India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2.
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A health worker carries a carton containing vaccines during the delivery of the first consignment of 1,000 vials of Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, Jaipur, January 13, 2021 (Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
A health worker carries a carton containing vaccines during the delivery of the first consignment of 1,000 vials of Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, Jaipur, January 13, 2021 (Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)

And the vaccine is here

By HT Editorial
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:46 PM IST
When India begins its coronavirus vaccination drive on Saturday, it will start with some of the biggest numbers: 300,000 potential recipients, 3,006 centres, and over 16 million doses already at hand
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While such incidents have raised issues of institutional discrimination, there are constant attempts, as was also done in Vemula’s case, to evade institutional accountability by attributing these instances as being incident-specific. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
While such incidents have raised issues of institutional discrimination, there are constant attempts, as was also done in Vemula’s case, to evade institutional accountability by attributing these instances as being incident-specific. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

The modern form of institutionalised casteism

By Anurag Bhaskar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 06:44 PM IST
India needs to move beyond tokenism of having one Dalit chief justice or two Dalit presidents, and ensure adequate representation to its Dalit and Adivasi citizens in all fields
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The incoming Joe Biden administration will avoid many of the personality-related pitfalls of its predecessor, and the presence of a core group of advisers in key security agencies suggests that coordination may be better than the first Obama term (REUTERS)
The incoming Joe Biden administration will avoid many of the personality-related pitfalls of its predecessor, and the presence of a core group of advisers in key security agencies suggests that coordination may be better than the first Obama term (REUTERS)

All the President’s men and women

By Dhruva Jaishankar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:02 PM IST
The incoming US national security and foreign policy team looks, on paper, to be one of the most experienced in history. How it translates into outcomes is to be seen
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Pro-Trump protesters storm the Capitol Building, January 6. (REUTERS)
Pro-Trump protesters storm the Capitol Building, January 6. (REUTERS)

The psychology of Trump’s supporters

By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 06:35 PM IST
As President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the United States (US) Capitol on January 6, I wondered if a man I had interviewed at a Trump rally in Pennsylvania was among them.
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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

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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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Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's new house is almost ready.

Inside Kareena-Saif's new home: Swimming pool, Taimur's space, room for new baby

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 06:46 PM IST
  • As actors Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan prepare to move into their house, their designer gave an insight into all the amenities the new home will have.
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Sara Ali Khan, Ananya Panday posed with Manish Malhotra at Karan Johar's residence.
Sara Ali Khan, Ananya Panday posed with Manish Malhotra at Karan Johar's residence.

Sara Ali Khan, Ananya Panday bond at Karan Johar's party, see pics

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:25 AM IST
Actor Sara Ali Khan and senior fashion designer Manish Malhotra shared pictures after attending a party at Karan Johar's residence. Also present were Ananya Panday and Gauri Khan.
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Police remove a group of spectators from their seats after Mohammed Siraj of India complained to umpires of being racially abused during day four of the third test match between Australia and India at the SCG, Sydney.(via REUTERS)
Police remove a group of spectators from their seats after Mohammed Siraj of India complained to umpires of being racially abused during day four of the third test match between Australia and India at the SCG, Sydney.(via REUTERS)

Indian-origin fan reports racial profiling by security guard at SCG

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 06:58 AM IST
India vs Australia: As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, a fan, identified as Krishna Kumar, has accused the security at the venue of racial profiling and unjustified frisking.
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Sidharth Malhotra in a still from his first TV commercial for Pond's.

Here's how Sidharth Malhotra struggled at TV auditions before film debut

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 07:11 AM IST
Sidharth Malhotra had once opened up about how he had a very tough time at auditions before he made his Bollywood debut with Student of the Year in 2012.
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Brisbane: India's Washington Sundar, left, is congratulated by teammate Rishabh Pant.(AP)
Brisbane: India's Washington Sundar, left, is congratulated by teammate Rishabh Pant.(AP)

India vs Australia: Washington Sundar's ripper cleans up Cameron Green - WATCH

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 07:21 AM IST
India vs Australia: Starting the play, Aussie captain Tim Paine and Cameron Green took Australia past the 300-run mark from the overnight score of 274/5. Paine went on to register his 9th Test fifty.
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Sara Ali Khan, Ananya Panday bond at Karan Johar's party, see pics

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:25 AM IST
Actor Sara Ali Khan and senior fashion designer Manish Malhotra shared pictures after attending a party at Karan Johar's residence. Also present were Ananya Panday and Gauri Khan.
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Rubina Dilaik cries as she tells Salman Khan that she feels let down by Abhinav Shukla.(Colors)
Rubina Dilaik cries as she tells Salman Khan that she feels let down by Abhinav Shukla.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 promo: Salman Khan says Abhinav let Rubina down, she agrees

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 07:26 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14 promo: Salman Khan asks Rubina Dilaik if Abhinav Shukla let her down, she says 'yes sir'. He also scolds Sonali Phogat for her fight with Rubina.
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Sidharth Malhotra in a still from his first TV commercial for Pond's.
Sidharth Malhotra in a still from his first TV commercial for Pond's.

Here's how Sidharth Malhotra struggled at TV auditions before film debut

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 07:11 AM IST
Sidharth Malhotra had once opened up about how he had a very tough time at auditions before he made his Bollywood debut with Student of the Year in 2012.
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Sonali Phogat has been fighting a lot for past few days.(Colors)
Sonali Phogat has been fighting a lot for past few days.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 101: Nikki, Rubina say they don’t feel safe with Sonali

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:26 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14 day 101: While Sonali had an ugly showdown with Rubina Dilaik, Nikki Tamboli and Arshi Khan were also her target in other incidents. Even show host Salman Khan was dragged in several fights in the house.
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Prakash Raj is the latest addition to the cast of Ponniyin Selvan.
Prakash Raj is the latest addition to the cast of Ponniyin Selvan.

Prakash Raj joins the cast of Mani Ratnam’s period drama Ponniyin Selvan

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 09:11 PM IST
  • Prakash Raj is the latest addition to the cast of Mani Ratnam's ambitious period drama Ponniyin Selvan. The two first worked together in Iruvar in 1997.
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India's Rohit Sharma, left, bats as teammate Shubman Gill watches during play on day two of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane.(AP)
India's Rohit Sharma, left, bats as teammate Shubman Gill watches during play on day two of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane.(AP)

4th Test, Day 2 Live Score: Rohit, Pujara looking to stabilise Indian innings

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:35 AM IST
IND vs AUS 4th Test Live Score, Day 2 Latest Updates: India have lost their first wicket in their first innings. India dismissed Australia for a score of 369. Follow live score and updates of India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2.
Tim Paine and Greg Chappell.
Tim Paine and Greg Chappell.

'Abuse is cheap, shows weakness': Chappell writes open letter to Paine

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:16 AM IST
India vs Australia: Writing an open letter in Sydney Morning Herald to Paine, Chappell said that he believes abuses are cheap and shows a weakness of character.
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File image of Adam Gilchrist.(Getty Images)

'India need to work out why there were so many injuries': Gilchrist

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:59 AM IST
India vs Australia: Gilchrist stated the visitors need to find out the reason behind the spate of injuries that have plagued them during the series Down Under.
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Sri Lanka medium pacer Isuru Udana.(twitter)
Sri Lanka medium pacer Isuru Udana.(twitter)

Udana picks best white-ball batsman, bowler and all-rounder; 2 Indians feature

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 06:42 AM IST
The Sri Lanka left-armer picked India captain Virat Kohli, who also leads him in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore as the best white-ball batsman right now.
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Arjun Tendulkar(Twitter)

Arjun Tendulkar gets maiden wicket on Mumbai debut, video goes viral

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:28 PM IST
Arjun Tendulkar got the wicket of Haryana opener CK Bishnoi in the first delivery of his second over when the left-hander nicked one to keeper Aditya Tare in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match.
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The image shows a dog named Ace climbing a ladder. (Twitter/@euandonaghy)

Doggo climbs ladder all by himself to get on the roof, netizens are baffled

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:27 AM IST
Since being shared on the micro-blogging platform, this video has garnered nearly six million views.
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The image shows two doggos named Hugo and Ollie.(Instagram/@hugonollieminisausages)
The image shows two doggos named Hugo and Ollie.(Instagram/@hugonollieminisausages)

Pawdorable: Doggos spin to If You’re Happy And You Know It in this cute video

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 09:59 PM IST
These mini dachshund twin brothers, Hugo and Ollie, are spreading smiles, one spin at a time.
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The image shows Messier 82, or the Cigar galaxy.(Instagram/@nasa)
The image shows Messier 82, or the Cigar galaxy.(Instagram/@nasa)

NASA uses Mean Girls reference while sharing fascinating picture of Cigar galaxy

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:03 PM IST
"The galaxy located in the constellation Ursa Major is remarkable,” states a bit of the caption shared alongside the post. Read further to find out what’s so unusual about the Cigar galaxy.
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The image shows Amanda Gorman.(AP)

'Youngest inaugural poet in memory': 22-year-old to read at Biden’s inauguration

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 05:40 PM IST
Amanda Gorman is calling her inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb”.
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The image shows the letter the kid received after his helpful gesture.(Twitter/@KahlonRav)

Proud dad shares post on 10-year-old son’s act of kindness. It’s heartwarming

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 03:07 PM IST
The post, shared on Twitter, prompted people to share all sorts of comments.
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After implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act since September 1, road accidents and fatalities in the state have started declining.(HT PHOTO.)
After implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act since September 1, road accidents and fatalities in the state have started declining.(HT PHOTO.)

Celebrated biker King Richard killed after collision with camel in Jaisalmer

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kota
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:32 AM IST
  • Srinivasan had been on several long bike tours and expeditions, travelling to 36 countries and several continents, including America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
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Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu regularly urges the members of the House to speak in their mother tongue. (ANI)
Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu regularly urges the members of the House to speak in their mother tongue. (ANI)

Sanskrit was the 5th most used language in Rajya Sabha in 2019-20

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:03 AM IST
  • While Hindi and English have been mostly used during the proceedings of the House, members preferring to speak in the 21 other scheduled Indian languages has increased to over five times per sitting in 2020 compared to the 14-year period between 2004-17.
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Commuters on their way during cold and foggy morning in New Delhi, India. (HT photo/ Sanjeev Verma)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Delhi NCR air 'severe' and all the latest new

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:05 AM 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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Flight and train services were disrupted on Saturday morning owing to dense fog in Delhi. (Photo: ANI)
Flight and train services were disrupted on Saturday morning owing to dense fog in Delhi. (Photo: ANI)

Flights, trains delayed, diverted, cancelled due to dense fog in Delhi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:14 AM IST
Delhi airport issued a statement asking passengers to check with their airlines concerned for updated information about their flight status.
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Low wind speed is not allowing dispersal of pollutants in the air in Delhi NCR.
Low wind speed is not allowing dispersal of pollutants in the air in Delhi NCR.

Delhi-NCR air in severe category, temperatures to dip in northwest India

By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:21 AM IST
  • Cold wave or 'severe’ cold wave conditions are also very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and east Madhya Pradesh during the next two days
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FILE PHOTO: US President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Air Force One to depart Washington on travel to visit the US-Mexico border Wall in Texas, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, US.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: US President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Air Force One to depart Washington on travel to visit the US-Mexico border Wall in Texas, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, US.(REUTERS)

Trump will leave White House before Biden inauguration, may go to his golf club

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:23 AM IST
Donald Trump will be the first president in a century and a half to snub the inauguration of his successor.
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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claps his hands at the ruling party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP)
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claps his hands at the ruling party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP)

Kim Jong Un’s new missile could be an attempt to get Joe Biden's attention

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:07 AM IST
The next step is for him to fire them into the air to get President-elect Joe Biden’s attention.
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People react (left) as the body of a relative is retrieved from the rubble of a building in Mamuju, West Sulawesi; residents inspect (right) damaged buildings in Mamuju.(AP)
People react (left) as the body of a relative is retrieved from the rubble of a building in Mamuju, West Sulawesi; residents inspect (right) damaged buildings in Mamuju.(AP)

Midnight quake kills 42 in Indonesia

AP, Mamuju
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:54 AM IST
More than 600 people were injured by the magnitude 6.2 quake, which sent people fleeing their homes in the darkness on Friday. Authorities were still collecting information about the full scale of casualties and damage in the affected areas.
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A destroyed building is pictured following an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia January 15, 2021, in this picture obtained from social media. Palang Merah Indonesia/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. REFILE - CORRECTING YEAR(via REUTERS)
A destroyed building is pictured following an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia January 15, 2021, in this picture obtained from social media. Palang Merah Indonesia/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. REFILE - CORRECTING YEAR(via REUTERS)

Damaged roads, lack of gear hinder Indonesia quake rescue

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:51 AM IST
Operations were focused on about 10 locations in the hardest-hit city of Mamuju, where people are still believed trapped following Friday's nighttime quake, said Saidar Rahmanjaya, who heads the local search and rescue agency.
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A Covid-19 patient, one of 12 to be transferred in a military airplane, is assisted by medical staff at the Ponta Pelada airport in Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on January 15, 2021, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.(AFP)
A Covid-19 patient, one of 12 to be transferred in a military airplane, is assisted by medical staff at the Ponta Pelada airport in Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil, on January 15, 2021, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.(AFP)

How we got to two million Covid-19 deaths

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:41 AM IST
On April 2 more than 3.9 billion people -- half of the world's population -- were forced or called on to confine themselves, according to an AFP count. The same day the threshold of one million cases is crossed.
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Tennis players, coaches and officials arrive at a hotel in Melbourne on January 15, 2021, before quarantining for two weeks ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament. (Photo by William WEST / AFP)(AFP)
Tennis players, coaches and officials arrive at a hotel in Melbourne on January 15, 2021, before quarantining for two weeks ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament. (Photo by William WEST / AFP)(AFP)

Australian Open arrivals hit by positive COVID tests: Report

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:48 AM IST
The Australian Open is set to start Feb. 8, three weeks later than usual because of COVID-19 quarantining protocols.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 9, 2021, Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian coach Mauricio Pochettino looks on ahead of the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Stade Brestois 29 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for Covid-19, the club said on January 15, 2021. (Photo by Alain JOCARD / AFP)(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 9, 2021, Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian coach Mauricio Pochettino looks on ahead of the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Stade Brestois 29 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for Covid-19, the club said on January 15, 2021. (Photo by Alain JOCARD / AFP)(AFP)

PSG coach Pochettino tests positive for virus

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:33 AM IST
Pochettino's assistants, Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino, will take charge against Angers, PSG said on Friday.
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Union Berlin stun Leverkusen 1-0 to move 4th in Bundesliga

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UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:04 AM IST
The game ended on a sour note, however, with Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri angrily approaching Union midfielder Florian Hübner and pointing his finger in his face.
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Roma's goalkeeper Pau Lopez, right, in action during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Roma, at the Rome Olympic Stadium, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (Luciano Rossi/LaPresse via AP)(AP)
Roma's goalkeeper Pau Lopez, right, in action during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Roma, at the Rome Olympic Stadium, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (Luciano Rossi/LaPresse via AP)(AP)

Lazio eyes Champions League after 3-0 derby win over Roma

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:59 AM IST
Luis Alberto scored twice and Ciro Immobile also found the target as Lazio controlled throughout.
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Photo of Indian motorcycle racer CS Santosh(Twitter)

Santosh back in India, out of induced coma

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:37 AM IST
“CS Santosh was transferred by air ambulance from Riyadh to Bengaluru on Thursday without any issues,” Santosh’s team Hero MotoSports said in a statement on Friday after the 43rd Dakar Rally ended.
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Nomura said that in sync with the ongoing growth upcycle, the economy will enter a Goldilocks period in the coming months as inflation continues to moderate.(AP)
Nomura said that in sync with the ongoing growth upcycle, the economy will enter a Goldilocks period in the coming months as inflation continues to moderate.(AP)

Virus fears return to haunt markets

By Nasrin Sultana, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:56 AM IST
The BSE Sensex fell 549.49 points, or 1.11%, to 49,034.67, while the Nifty shed 161.90 points to 14,433.70. Shares in other Asia-Pacific regions were mostly lower. South Korea’s Kospi fell the most at 2.03%, while Japan’s Nikkei shed 0.62% and the Topix index 0.89%.
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India’s third-largest software services company by revenue posted a profit of Rs.3,982 crore in the three months ended December 31, a 26.7% increase from the previous quarter,(Pradeep Gaur/Mint File Photo)
India’s third-largest software services company by revenue posted a profit of Rs.3,982 crore in the three months ended December 31, a 26.7% increase from the previous quarter,(Pradeep Gaur/Mint File Photo)

HCL Tech Dec qtr profit jumps 27% to Rs.3,982 crore

By Nandita Mathur, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:55 AM IST
The strong performance prompted HCL Tech to lift its revenue forecast for the March quarter. It expects revenue during the quarter to grow 2-3% in constant currency terms, up from its previous estimate of 1.5-2.5%.
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Imports expanded 7.56% last month, the first time in 10 months, while exports grew 0.14%—leaving a trade deficit of $15.44 billion, according to data released by the commerce ministry on Friday.(Bloomberg)
Imports expanded 7.56% last month, the first time in 10 months, while exports grew 0.14%—leaving a trade deficit of $15.44 billion, according to data released by the commerce ministry on Friday.(Bloomberg)

India’s trade deficit at 25-month high in Dec

By HT Correspondent | Livemint, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:33 AM IST
India’s merchandise trade had been weakening even before the pandemic hit the economy and external demand. Since March 2020, both exports and imports started declining in high double digits, even temporarily leading to a trade surplus in June for the first time in 18 years.
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Refunds issued are received within 20-45 days from the date of completion of processing of ITR by the Centralized Processing Centre (CPC).(HT FILE PHOTO )
Refunds issued are received within 20-45 days from the date of completion of processing of ITR by the Centralized Processing Centre (CPC).(HT FILE PHOTO )

How to check income tax refund status online. Read here

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:37 PM IST
  • Income tax refund (ITR) status can be checked on the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) website as well as on the income tax department’s e-filing site.
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U.S. industry operated at 74.5per cent of capacity in December, still below the pre-pandemic rate of 76.9per cent in February.(Representative image)
U.S. industry operated at 74.5per cent of capacity in December, still below the pre-pandemic rate of 76.9per cent in February.(Representative image)

US industrial production jumps 1.6 per cent in December

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:19 PM IST
The December gain in industrial output followed a 0.5per cent increase in November and a 1 per cent increase in October, the Federal Reserve reported Friday.
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CBSE on November 7 concluded the second phase of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test.(HT file)
CBSE on November 7 concluded the second phase of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test.(HT file)

BSEB Bihar Board inter admit card 2021 released, here's how to download

By Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:31 AM IST
  • Bihar Board inter Admit Card 2021: Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Saturday released the admit card for class 12th board exams 2021 on its official website.
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Provide free vaccines for students, Indian National Students Org to Haryana CM

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:06 AM IST
Indian National Students Organisation (INSO) president Digvijay Singh Chautala wrote a letter to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today, demanding free vaccines for students of the state.
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IIMC New Delhi

SC allows IIMC to chop 29 trees for construction of new building

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:03 AM IST
The Supreme Court has allowed the Indian Institute of Mass Communication to cut 29 trees for construction of a new building for the academic and hostel blocks as also a guest house subject to the Central Empowering Committee's (CEC) conditions
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Bihar board intermediate admit card to be released tomorrow(HT File)
Bihar board intermediate admit card to be released tomorrow(HT File)

Bihar Board 12th intermediate admit card 2021 to be released tomorrow

By Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:22 PM IST
  • BSEB Class 12th Admit Card 2021: Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) will on Saturday release the admit card for class 12th board exams 2021 on its official website seniorsecondary.biharboardonline.com.
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The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on Friday announced the results of the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Tier-1 examination 2019.(HT FILE)
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on Friday announced the results of the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Tier-1 examination 2019.(HT FILE)

SSC CHSL 2019 Tier 1 result declared, check list of qualified candidates

Edited by Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:22 PM IST
  • SSC CHSL Results: Candidates who have appeared in the SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam 2019 can check their results by visiting ssc.nic.in.
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In his 30s, he chatted on WhatsApp video from his drawing room in Jangpura, in company with wife, Anam, and 3-month-old daughter, Rumi, who keeps the couple awake the whole night long.
In his 30s, he chatted on WhatsApp video from his drawing room in Jangpura, in company with wife, Anam, and 3-month-old daughter, Rumi, who keeps the couple awake the whole night long.

The singer confesses

By Mayank Austen Soofi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:09 AM IST
Intro: A Sufi musician answers the Proust questionnaire
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The infamous Nithari murders were believed to be committed between 2005 and 2006. Mondinder Singh Pandher is the owner of the house and Surinder Koli was his domestic help.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
The infamous Nithari murders were believed to be committed between 2005 and 2006. Mondinder Singh Pandher is the owner of the house and Surinder Koli was his domestic help.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Koli held guilty in 12th Nithari murder case, employer Pandher acquitted

By Peeyush Khandelwal, Ghaziabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:52 AM IST
The CBI registered 16 cases, charge sheeting Koli in all of them for murder, abduction, rape besides destruction of evidence, and Pandher in one for immoral trafficking. In 11 previous cases, the court had found Koli guilty in all and had awarded the death sentence.
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The two Chinese women, Chaohong Deng Daoyong, 27, and Wu Jiazhi, 54, were arrested from Lajpat Nagar.(Representational Image)
The two Chinese women, Chaohong Deng Daoyong, 27, and Wu Jiazhi, 54, were arrested from Lajpat Nagar.(Representational Image)

Two Chinese nationals among 12 nabbed for defrauding ‘thousands’

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:15 AM IST
The DCP said the gang floated this fraud as a multi-level marketing scheme, in which users could earn a percentage of a money made by people referred by them. Investigators claimed that two other Chinese nationals, who the police believe to be the kingpins of the racket, are on the run.
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Vendors at Ghazipur poultry market organise their stock on Friday( Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Vendors at Ghazipur poultry market organise their stock on Friday( Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Poultry sale resumes after brief pause, traders say demand low

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:09 AM IST
On Friday, the Ghazipur wholesale poultry market opened after being temporarily shut since last Sunday as a preventive measure against bird flu. Traders, however, expressed concerns over declined demand, with a large section of people apparently avoiding consumption of chicken.
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Fire service officers said the fire was exacerbated by large amounts of plastic and foam in the godown.( anchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Fire service officers said the fire was exacerbated by large amounts of plastic and foam in the godown.( anchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

3 die in blaze at scrap godown in Kirti Nagar

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:47 AM IST
When the firefighters reached the scene, they found that the fire was at a scrap godown, constructed over a 100 square yard plot, and the building had three shanties above it, where people working in the godown lived, said Atul Garg, director, Delhi Fire Services.
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BMC worker Rajesh Tambe at duty in Mumbai(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
BMC worker Rajesh Tambe at duty in Mumbai(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

‘Want health insurance for sanitation workers’

By Sagar Pillai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:28 AM IST
Across India, close to 20 million municipal workers like Rajesh Tambe became an effective frontline force to manage containment zones and provide essential supplies, apart from carrying out daily santisation of localities. Many of them died due to exposure to the virus and other hazardous waste.
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Schools in Mumbai to remain shut for now

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:22 AM IST
Schools in Mumbai will remain closed for physical classes until further orders, said the BMC in an order issued on Friday
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28,500 from Maharashtra to get Covid vaccine on Day 1

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:17 AM IST
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to launch the vaccination through an online programme, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray will inaugurate the state’s vaccination drive from a Covid-19 centre in the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), immediately after Modi’s function.
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then Maharashtra state CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated of the first coach for Mumbai Metro built under the 'Make in India' program, and three Metro lines, on September 7, 2019. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then Maharashtra state CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated of the first coach for Mumbai Metro built under the 'Make in India' program, and three Metro lines, on September 7, 2019. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

First rake for Metro-2A, 7 unveiled, to reach Mumbai by January-end

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:01 AM IST
The first rake for Metro-2A (Dahisar-DN Nagar) and Metro-7 (Dahisar E-Andheri E) was unveiled at the Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) manufacturing unit in Bengaluru on Friday
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The Sena has started working on its campaign for the February 2022 Mumbai civic polls. (Hindustan Times)
The Sena has started working on its campaign for the February 2022 Mumbai civic polls. (Hindustan Times)

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Aaditya involved in planning strategy for the 2022 Mumbai civic elections

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:26 AM IST
While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is preparing for a high-decibel campaign for the February 2022 Mumbai civic polls, on the lines of the recent Hyderabad civic elections, the ruling Shiv Sena has quietly begun work on ground
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Sonam Kapoor Ahuja flaunts a sensual silhouette in sultry Stephane Rolland gown(Instagram/sonamkapoor)
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja flaunts a sensual silhouette in sultry Stephane Rolland gown(Instagram/sonamkapoor)

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja flaunts a sensual silhouette in sultry Stephane Rolland gown

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:26 AM IST
  • Sonam Kapoor Ahuja proves to be ahead of the fashion curve yet again as she looks like a dream while flaunting a sensual and generous silhouette in Stephane Rolland’s Imperial China inspired gown, ravishing pictures set the Internet ablaze
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Rapid blood test can now identify patients at highest risk of severe Covid-19(Twitter/WebMD)
Rapid blood test can now identify patients at highest risk of severe Covid-19(Twitter/WebMD)

Rapid blood test can now identify patients at highest risk of severe Covid-19

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:24 AM IST
Since some coronavirus patients get better without intensive treatment, scientists have now developed a rapid blood test that can identify patients at highest risk of severe Covid-19 complications or death
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Milan Fashion Week 2021: Ermenegildo Zegna opts for pre-records, Fendi live show(Instagram/bianardinii)
Milan Fashion Week 2021: Ermenegildo Zegna opts for pre-records, Fendi live show(Instagram/bianardinii)

Milan Fashion Week 2021: Ermenegildo Zegna opts for pre-records, Fendi live show

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:07 AM IST
  • Milan Fashion Week 2021: Though Dolce & Gabbana have withdrawn from the four-day men's fashion event, brands like Fendi, Etro and Kway are opting to broadcast live shows while Ermenegildo Zegna, Tod's, Prada and Church's have opted for pre-records as rising Covid-19 cases dampen the buzz in Italy
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Thailand's private pool villas fail to lure foreign arrivals, travel dips(Twitter/VickyProfitTC)
Thailand's private pool villas fail to lure foreign arrivals, travel dips(Twitter/VickyProfitTC)

Thailand's private pool villas fail to lure foreign arrivals, travel dips

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 07:38 AM IST
More than three months after over a hundred resorts reopened to extended-stay travellers, in an attempt to revive Thailand’s battered economy, foreign arrivals have failed to meet even rock-bottom expectations with just 346 overseas visitors entering each month, on average, since October
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India currently holds the record for world’s longest high-altitude tunnel, cheapest successful mission to Mars and largest camera trap wildlife survey, among other things. Indians hold the records for most diamonds on a single ring and smallest deck of playing cards, among many, many others. (IMAGES: HT Archive, Renani Jewels)
India currently holds the record for world’s longest high-altitude tunnel, cheapest successful mission to Mars and largest camera trap wildlife survey, among other things. Indians hold the records for most diamonds on a single ring and smallest deck of playing cards, among many, many others. (IMAGES: HT Archive, Renani Jewels)

Just for the record: Overview of some of the biggest, oddest ones set in India

By Natasha Rego and Zara Murao
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:25 PM IST
Scores of records are set and broken in India every year, by individuals, communities and the country as a whole. They tend to be a mix of accidental, intentional and outright bizarre. Take a tour of the most remarkable ones from recent years.
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Rubina Dilaik cries as she tells Salman Khan that she feels let down by Abhinav Shukla.(Colors)
Rubina Dilaik cries as she tells Salman Khan that she feels let down by Abhinav Shukla.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 promo: Salman Khan says Abhinav let Rubina down, she agrees

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 07:26 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14 promo: Salman Khan asks Rubina Dilaik if Abhinav Shukla let her down, she says 'yes sir'. He also scolds Sonali Phogat for her fight with Rubina.
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Sonali Phogat has been fighting a lot for past few days.(Colors)
Sonali Phogat has been fighting a lot for past few days.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 101: Nikki, Rubina say they don’t feel safe with Sonali

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:26 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14 day 101: While Sonali had an ugly showdown with Rubina Dilaik, Nikki Tamboli and Arshi Khan were also her target in other incidents. Even show host Salman Khan was dragged in several fights in the house.
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Divyanka Tripathi shared a photo with her husband Vivek Dahiya to commemorate five years of their engagement.
Divyanka Tripathi shared a photo with her husband Vivek Dahiya to commemorate five years of their engagement.

Divyanka Tripathi shares cosy photo with Vivek Dahiya on engagement anniversary

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:51 PM IST
As Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya celebrate five years of their engagement, she shared a romantic post for him on Instagram, and urged others to 'take the plunge'.
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Kavita Kaushik took a dig at Rubina Dilaik while saying that she deserves to win Bigg Boss 14.
Kavita Kaushik took a dig at Rubina Dilaik while saying that she deserves to win Bigg Boss 14.

Kavita wants Rubina to win BB as ‘no one else can tolerate insults for so long'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:46 PM IST
  • Kavita Kaushik took a dig at Rubina Dilaik while saying that she deserves to win the Bigg Boss 14 trophy. Earlier, Kavita walked out of the show after a nasty fight with Rubina.
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Rakhi Sawant in a promo for Bigg Boss 14.
Rakhi Sawant in a promo for Bigg Boss 14.

Rakhi says she is ‘ready to do anything’ for Abhinav, claims he loves her back

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 06:51 PM IST
Rakhi Sawant talked about her feelings for Abhinav Shukla in a new promo video for Bigg Boss 14. She claimed that she has seen love for her in his eyes.
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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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