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Union home minister Amit Shah is scheduled to attend programmes in Bengal on January 30 and 31. The party also wants to plan a rally to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the coming weeks. (ANI FILE PHOTO).
Union home minister Amit Shah is scheduled to attend programmes in Bengal on January 30 and 31. The party also wants to plan a rally to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the coming weeks. (ANI FILE PHOTO).

Bengal BJP leaders meet Amit Shah in Delhi, discuss poll preparedness

UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:56 PM IST
  • To meet Shah’s target of winning more than 200 of Bengal’s 294 assembly seats in 2021, the BJP has put together its biggest election machinery in the eastern state.
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The standoff between India and China along the LAC in Ladakh has entered its seventh month.(Representative Photo)
The standoff between India and China along the LAC in Ladakh has entered its seventh month.(Representative Photo)

Ladakh soldiers among first set of army personnel to get Covid-19 vaccine

UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:29 PM IST
  • More than 12,000 doses of the vaccine have reached Ladakh of which around 4,000 have been earmarked for armed forces personnel to protect them from Covid-19, the officials said speaking on condition of anonymity.
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Tezpur: A worker arranges boxes containing Covishield vaccine doses for their dispatch across the Sonitpur district, in Tezpur, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. A countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive is set to rollout from January 16, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_15_2021_000220B)(PTI)
Tezpur: A worker arranges boxes containing Covishield vaccine doses for their dispatch across the Sonitpur district, in Tezpur, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. A countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive is set to rollout from January 16, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_15_2021_000220B)(PTI)

Is Covid-19 vaccine mandatory?: All your FAQs about vaccination drive answered

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:00 PM IST
Healthcare workers, both in government and private sectors including Integrated Child Development Services(ICDS) workers, will receive the vaccine during this phase, the health ministry said in a statement.
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File photo: Union home minister Amit Shah.(PTI)
File photo: Union home minister Amit Shah.(PTI)

TMC’s to send crack team to secure Matua votes ahead of Shah’s Bengal visit

By Joydeep Thakur, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 09:43 PM IST
  • For the Matua community, permanent citizenship is a longstanding demand.
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Medical professionals check vaccine vials at Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital
Medical professionals check vaccine vials at Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital

Hospital staff upbeat a day before first jabs

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:56 AM IST
Staff and technicians at Lok Nayak hospital worked till late evening on Friday to ensure that the vaccination drive on Saturday goes without a hitch. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will flag off the vaccination drive from the hospital at 12 noon.
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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

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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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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Tribhanga movie review: Kajol, Tanvi Azmi and Mithila Palkar play mothers and daughters in the film,
Tribhanga movie review: Kajol, Tanvi Azmi and Mithila Palkar play mothers and daughters in the film,

Tribhanga review: Noble intentions come to naught in Kajol, Renuka Shahane film

UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 02:48 PM IST
Tribhanga movie review: Kajol, Tanvi Azmi and Mithila Palkar play mothers and daughters in a film about the impossibility of being the perfect parent.
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India's Hanuma Vihari plays a shot on the 5th day of the third test match between Australia and India, at Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday(HT Photo)
India's Hanuma Vihari plays a shot on the 5th day of the third test match between Australia and India, at Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday(HT Photo)

BCCI wishes Hanuma Vihari a 'speedy recovery' as he heads back home

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:12 PM IST
Indian batsman Hanuma Vihari was ruled out of the final Test against Australia after suffering a hamstring injury at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
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Janhvi Kapoor on Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives.

Janhvi Kapoor recalls 'scary' date: 'He proposed something wrong'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 03:00 PM IST
  • Actor Janhvi Kapoor has said that while she doesn't go on conventional dates, she once had a scary experience while she was a student in Los Angeles.
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Kerala pacer S Sreesanth staring at Mumbai opener Yashasvi Jaiswal during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match(Twitter)
Kerala pacer S Sreesanth staring at Mumbai opener Yashasvi Jaiswal during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match(Twitter)

Sreesanth tries to sledge Yashasvi Jaiswal, gets a fitting reply from youngster

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 05:58 PM IST
Yashavi played a 40-run knock while some major contributions from Suryakumar Yadav (38) and Aditya tare (42) guided Mumbai to 196 for 7 in their quota of 20 overs.
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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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Priyanka Chopra and Adarsh Gourav in The White Tiger.

Priyanka Chopra drops Divine's banging original song from White Tiger. Listen

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 09:02 PM IST
  • Priyanka Chopra has shared Jungle Mantra, an original song from the White Tiger soundtrack, by Divine, featuring Vince Staples and Pusha T. Listen here.
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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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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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Kuldeep Yadav bowling in the nets. (Getty Images)
Kuldeep Yadav bowling in the nets. (Getty Images)

'Not good selection,' Former India quick not impressed with Kuldeep's omission

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:35 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: India made four changes to their Playing XI but the one name that went missing from the team sheet was that of chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav.
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India's Washington Sundar reacts after bowling on day one of the fourth cricket Test match between Australia and India at the Gabba in Brisbane(AFP)
India's Washington Sundar reacts after bowling on day one of the fourth cricket Test match between Australia and India at the Gabba in Brisbane(AFP)

‘Seems like Ashwin gave Sundar guru-mantra on how to dismiss Smith’

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 09:32 PM IST
Impressed with his stellar bowling show on debut, former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan suggested that Sundar might have received tips from Ashwin before going into the game at The Gabba
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Sunil Gavaskar(Twitter)

'It has been happening since 1932': Gavaskar highlights problem of India bowlers

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 02:38 PM IST
Sunil Gavaskar praised the India bowling unit which was without their first-XI players but was critical for letting the advantage slip away. Gavaskar said not being able to take the final five wickets quickly has been a problem for India since 1932.
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Marnus Labuschagne of Australia celebrates scoring a century during day one of the fourth test match between Australia and India at the Gabba in Brisbane, (REUTERS)
Marnus Labuschagne of Australia celebrates scoring a century during day one of the fourth test match between Australia and India at the Gabba in Brisbane, (REUTERS)

Brisbane Test: Labuschagne ton takes Australia to 274 for 5 at stumps on Day 1

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:22 PM IST
India vs Australia: Labuschagne's 204-ball knock had nine boundaries. He was dropped on 37 by Ajinkya Rahane off the bowling of Navdeep Saini.
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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)

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

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Ex-IAS Arvind Kumar Sharma joined BJP on Thursday.
Ex-IAS Arvind Kumar Sharma joined BJP on Thursday.

BJP fields former IAS officer as its candidate for UP MLC elections

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:26 AM IST
On Thursday, former Gujarat cadre Indian Administrative Service officer Arvind Kumar Sharma had joined the party after taking voluntary retirement from service earlier this week. He was due to retire in July 2022.
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Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.(PTI)
Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.(PTI)

Congress won’t relent till Centre repeals ‘black’ laws, says Rahul

UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:17 AM IST
“Congress will stand by the farmers in their protest as the three agricultural laws have been passed to destroy them, and help and benefit the big industrialists,” Rahul Gandhi said.
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On Friday, elected representatives from the neighbouring villages in Sattari submitted a formal request to Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant asking him to shift the project elsewhere.(PTI/ File photo)
On Friday, elected representatives from the neighbouring villages in Sattari submitted a formal request to Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant asking him to shift the project elsewhere.(PTI/ File photo)

After protests, Goa CM announces relocation of IIT project from Melaulim

UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:04 AM IST
The decision caps more than six months of protests largely by the residents of Melaulim village who had refused to concede land and had set up a blockade at the entrance to the site refusing to allow government surveyors to enter the village to demarcate the land.
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According to people familiar with the matter, Amit Shah is scheduled to attend programmes in Bengal on January 30 and 31.(ANI)
According to people familiar with the matter, Amit Shah is scheduled to attend programmes in Bengal on January 30 and 31.(ANI)

BJP leaders meet Shah over Bengal poll

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:54 AM IST
Bengal BJP leaders said that Friday’s meeting was held to review the Bengal poll preparedness against the backdrop of the report five central leaders prepared for Shah. Induction of leaders from the Trinamool Congress and other parties was also discussed at the meeting, said a BJP leader.
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BSP chief Mayawati also urged the Centre to accept all the demands of agitating farmers including repeal of the three farm laws(ANI photo)
BSP chief Mayawati also urged the Centre to accept all the demands of agitating farmers including repeal of the three farm laws(ANI photo)

Will go it alone in Uttarakhand, UP

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:45 AM IST
Mayawati, who turned 65 on Friday, said just like 2007, the BSP will form a government in Uttar Pradesh on its own in 2022. “I have never compromised with principles for the sake of getting power. All BSP workers must unitedly start preparing for these elections,” she said.
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A White House spokesperson, however, denied that the President’s daughter and son-in-law had restricted the Secret Service agents’ entry into their house(AP)
A White House spokesperson, however, denied that the President’s daughter and son-in-law had restricted the Secret Service agents’ entry into their house(AP)

US agents guarding Ivanka, Jared had to rent $3k/month flat

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:14 AM IST
Asked not to use the bathrooms inside the couple’s sprawling 5,000-square-foot house in the elite Kalorama neighbourhood, several US agents resorted to using a porta-potty as well as bathrooms at the nearby homes of former President Barack Obama, and Vice-President Mike Pence.
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.(AP)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.(AP)

Britain tightens borders to keep out new Covid-19 strains

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:12 PM IST
The change comes into force at 0400 GMT on Monday and means all passengers must have a recent negative coronavirus test and transfer immediately into isolation upon arrival.
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Residents watch as United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) armoured personnel carrier (APC) keeps guard while patroling a few hours after the attacks in Begoua.(REUTERS)
Residents watch as United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) armoured personnel carrier (APC) keeps guard while patroling a few hours after the attacks in Begoua.(REUTERS)

Nearly 60,000 have fled Central African Republic violence: UN

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:38 PM IST
CAR's government has been battling rebel groups seeking to overturn a Dec. 27 vote in which President Faustin-Archange Touadera was declared victor despite fraud claims.
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A nurse holds a vial of a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Hospital Posta Central in Santiago, on January 15, 2021. CLAUDIO REYES/AFP (Photo by CLAUDIO REYES / AFP)(AFP)
A nurse holds a vial of a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Hospital Posta Central in Santiago, on January 15, 2021. CLAUDIO REYES/AFP (Photo by CLAUDIO REYES / AFP)(AFP)

WHO stops short of advising proof of COVID shots for travel

Reuters, Geneva
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:34 PM IST
The 19-member panel of independent experts held their sixth meeting in a year under the chairmanship of French expert Didier Houssin, as the death toll from the pandemic neared two million.
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A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19, coronavirus vaccine is pictured ahead of starting inoculations at Mariebergsgarden care home in Nykoping, Sodermanland County, Sweden. (AFP)
A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19, coronavirus vaccine is pictured ahead of starting inoculations at Mariebergsgarden care home in Nykoping, Sodermanland County, Sweden. (AFP)

Six EU nations express 'severe concern' over vaccine delays

AFP, Vilnius, Lithuania
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:06 PM IST
  • Ministers from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden said in their letter that the situation was "unacceptable" and "decreases the credibility of the vaccination process".
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SC East Bengal secure a 1-1 draw against Kerala Blasters(Twitter)
SC East Bengal secure a 1-1 draw against Kerala Blasters(Twitter)

ISL: Neville secures draw for SC East Bengal with late equaliser against Kerala

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:32 PM IST
Jordan Murray put Kerala ahead in the 64th minute before Neville's stoppage-time equaliser (90 5) ensured that SCEB extended their unbeaten run to six games.
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Real Kashmir beat Chennai City FC 2-0(Twitter)
Real Kashmir beat Chennai City FC 2-0(Twitter)

Dicka, Ralte shine as Real Kashmir earn first win of I-League season

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:38 PM IST
In a cagey match where chances were few and both teams cancelled each other out in the middle of the park, Dicka's 16-minute strike and a late goal by substitute Ralte proved to be the difference between the two sides.
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FILE PHOTO: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(REUTERS)

Manchester City's Guardiola looks to set home record straight against Palace

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 09:02 PM IST
Palace have recorded a rare victory and a draw in the last two seasons on their trips to the Etihad Stadium and Guardiola said he was wary of their defensive resilience having held in-form Arsenal to a 0-0 draw on Thursday.
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Mary Kom joins camp, to train from Monday

By Avishek Roy
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:27 PM IST
Currently quarantined at the institute, Mary Kom got the all-clear on Friday after returning a negative test for Covid-19. She had stayed away from the elite national camp and competitions because of the pandemic.
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FILE PHOTO: Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino(REUTERS)

PSG need to find consistency in the league, says Pochettino

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PSG beat Olympique de Marseille 2-1 in the French Super Cup on Wednesday in the former Tottenham Hotspur coach's third game in charge.
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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
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:32 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

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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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The Signal messaging app logo is seen on a smartphone, in front of the same displayed same logo, in this illustration. (REUTERS)
The Signal messaging app logo is seen on a smartphone, in front of the same displayed same logo, in this illustration. (REUTERS)

Signal sees global outage, company says 'working hard to restore service'

Written by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:18 PM IST
Site status tracker DownDetector showed there were 2,167 reports about the issue as users reported they could open the app and send messages but were being delivered later.
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The Signal messaging app logo is seen on a smartphone.(REUTERS)

Messaging app Signal experiencing technical difficulties

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UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:48 PM IST
Signal has seen a rise in downloads following a controversial change in rival messaging app WhatsApp's privacy terms, which required WhatsApp users to share their data with both Facebook Inc and Instagram
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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

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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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West Bengal Police recruitment board has declared the final writen examination result of exam for recruitment to the post of constable in West Bengal police 2019.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
West Bengal Police recruitment board has declared the final writen examination result of exam for recruitment to the post of constable in West Bengal police 2019.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

SSC CHSL Result 2019 for tier 1 exam declared at ssc.nic.in, 44k candidates pass

By Nandini
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:34 PM IST
  • Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on Friday declared the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) tier 1 exam result 2019 and cutoff marks on its official website-ssc.nic.in.
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According to the survey, the national capital has an unemployment rate of 16.25%.(Reuters file photo)
According to the survey, the national capital has an unemployment rate of 16.25%.(Reuters file photo)

Delhi's unemployment rate 16.25%, nearly 10% children out of school: Govt survey

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:50 PM IST
The survey titled "Socio-Economic Profile of Residents of Delhi" was conducted between November 2018 and November 2019 and covered 1.02 crore people in the city.
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Balaji Baburao Jadhav (35), who hails from Sangavi village under Renapur tehsil of Latur district in central Maharashtra, has been selected for the Honey Bee Network Creativity Inclusive Innovation Award 2020.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/For representation)
Balaji Baburao Jadhav (35), who hails from Sangavi village under Renapur tehsil of Latur district in central Maharashtra, has been selected for the Honey Bee Network Creativity Inclusive Innovation Award 2020.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/For representation)

Maharashtra educator gets award for novel teaching method in lockdown

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 06:24 PM IST
Maha educator gets award for novel teaching method in lockdown
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Medical professionals check vaccine vials at Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital
Medical professionals check vaccine vials at Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital

Hospital staff upbeat a day before first jabs

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:56 AM IST
Staff and technicians at Lok Nayak hospital worked till late evening on Friday to ensure that the vaccination drive on Saturday goes without a hitch. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will flag off the vaccination drive from the hospital at 12 noon.
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Kejriwal had said on Thursday his government was fully prepared for the vaccine roll-out with more than 8,000 healthcare workers to be given doses every scheduled day.(HT file photo)
Kejriwal had said on Thursday his government was fully prepared for the vaccine roll-out with more than 8,000 healthcare workers to be given doses every scheduled day.(HT file photo)

Vaccine drive to start at 81 sites in Delhi tomorrow, CM to visit LNJP hospital

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 06:58 PM IST
“Hon’ble CM Shri @ArvindKejriwal will visit the LNJP Hospital on Saturday, January 16 at 12 noon, to inspect the Covid vaccination drive of the Delhi government,” the Delhi chief minister’s office had tweeted.
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Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain speaks to media during a press conference. (ANI Photo)
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain speaks to media during a press conference. (ANI Photo)

Delhi's Covid-19 positivity rate at an all-time low of 0.44%: Satyendar Jain

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 06:52 PM IST
According to Delhi health bulletin, the national capital had recorded 293 cases on April 26 last year.
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The copies of the order should be affixed on the notice boards of the offices of all DCPs/Addl DCPs/ACPs, Tehsils, all police stations and offices of the all the municipal corporations, PWD, DDA and the Delhi Cantonment Board, it said(PTI)
The copies of the order should be affixed on the notice boards of the offices of all DCPs/Addl DCPs/ACPs, Tehsils, all police stations and offices of the all the municipal corporations, PWD, DDA and the Delhi Cantonment Board, it said(PTI)

Flying of UAVs, paragliders prohibited over Delhi ahead of Republic Day

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 05:39 PM IST
The order issued by Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava said the directive will come into force on January 20 and will remain for a period of 27 days up to February 15, both days inclusive, unless withdrawn earlier.
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The Complainant accused Bharti and others of trying to encroach on government land and disrupting peace in the hospital.(ANI Photo )
The Complainant accused Bharti and others of trying to encroach on government land and disrupting peace in the hospital.(ANI Photo )

Court directs UP police to produce AAP MLA Somnath Bharti in Delhi

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 02:17 PM IST
Somnath Bharti is currently stated to be in judicial custody in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Bharti was arrested in Uttar Pradesh on Monday under section 505/153 IPC for his alleged objectionable remarks on hospitals and the Uttar Pradesh government.
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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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(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

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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The highest package received by a student of the 2020 PGDM batch was <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>51 lakh. (Bloomberg)
The highest package received by a student of the 2020 PGDM batch was 51 lakh. (Bloomberg)

SP Jain’s highest salary package drops by 14% in online placements

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:54 AM IST
The highest annual salary package offered to a post-graduate diploma in management (PGDM) student from the current batch at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJMR) stood at 44 lakh per annum this year, a 13
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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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A screen displays a broadcast of the Fall/Winter 2021 Men's fashion collections by the Italian Chamber of Italian Fashion (Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana ) on January 15, 2021 in downtown Milan, on the opening day of a four-day so-called "phygital fashion week", a mix of digital and physical shows, during the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus..(AFP)
A screen displays a broadcast of the Fall/Winter 2021 Men's fashion collections by the Italian Chamber of Italian Fashion (Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana ) on January 15, 2021 in downtown Milan, on the opening day of a four-day so-called "phygital fashion week", a mix of digital and physical shows, during the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus..(AFP)

Milan Fashion Week 2021: First fashion week opens without VIPs due to virus

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:18 PM IST
Italy's fashion chamber is opening on Friday the first Milan Fashion Week that won't have VIPS populating runway front rows, as the reality of Italy's persistent resurgence of the coronavirus has forced an all-virtual format for presenting menswear previews.
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You may not get it right the first time. That’s what second chances are for. In the pandemic, more than before it, couples are getting back together and making it work. (Shutterstock)
You may not get it right the first time. That’s what second chances are for. In the pandemic, more than before it, couples are getting back together and making it work. (Shutterstock)

To couples that come full circle: With Love by Simran Mangharam

By Simran Mangharam
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:17 PM IST
Getting back together with an ex is not unusual, but the numbers I’m seeing suggest it’s been happening a lot more since the outbreak of Covid-19
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This artist's rendering provided by MASS Design Group illustrates a proposed monument entitled "The Embrace," consisting of four 22-foot-high intertwined bronze arms. As cities and states continue to grapple with the legacy of controversial monuments, Boston is moving forward with a major effort commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Organizers are building what they say will be the country's largest memorial dedicated to racial equity at the site of a 1965 civil rights rally that MLK led on the city's historic Boston Common.(Associated Press)
This artist's rendering provided by MASS Design Group illustrates a proposed monument entitled "The Embrace," consisting of four 22-foot-high intertwined bronze arms. As cities and states continue to grapple with the legacy of controversial monuments, Boston is moving forward with a major effort commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Organizers are building what they say will be the country's largest memorial dedicated to racial equity at the site of a 1965 civil rights rally that MLK led on the city's historic Boston Common.(Associated Press)

Martin Luther King, wife Coretta's meeting place to get $9.5 million memorial

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:10 PM IST
A major memorial honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King is moving forward in Boston, where they met and studied in the 1950s.
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Passenger Ioanna Karagiannidou speaks with driver Konstantinos Bekios following their ride in his taxi that he turned into a 'night club', amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Thessaloniki, Greece, January 14, 2021.(Reuters)
Passenger Ioanna Karagiannidou speaks with driver Konstantinos Bekios following their ride in his taxi that he turned into a 'night club', amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Thessaloniki, Greece, January 14, 2021.(Reuters)

Nightclub taxi drives away the blues in lockdown Greece

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 09:57 PM IST
"I saw that people were always stressed, sad, everyone was in a bad mood," says Greek taxi driver Konstantinos Bekio, who is doing his bit to lift his passengers' spirits amid coronavirus lockdown, turning his cab into a nightclub.
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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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Rubina Dilaik and Sudesh Berry have worked together in popular show Shakti.(Colors)
Rubina Dilaik and Sudesh Berry have worked together in popular show Shakti.(Colors)

Sudesh Berry calls Shakti co-star Rubina's Bigg Boss 14 fumble 'beautiful'

UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 04:12 PM IST
  • Insisting that Rubina never showed any superiority on sets of Shakti, her co-star from the show Sudesh Berry has praised her.
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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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