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The tractor rally has been allowed to set off after Republic Day celebrations end in the afternoon, officers said on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
The tractor rally has been allowed to set off after Republic Day celebrations end in the afternoon, officers said on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

No halts allowed during Republic Day tractor rally: Delhi Police

By shiv sunny
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:23 AM IST
The police said they also chose the three routes for the day keeping in the available medical facilities along the way, to deal with any potential emergencies.
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In this file photo, Indian army trucks drive near Pangong Tso lake near the India China border in Ladakh area. (AP)
In this file photo, Indian army trucks drive near Pangong Tso lake near the India China border in Ladakh area. (AP)

India, China hold another round of military talks to defuse LAC tensions

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:07 AM IST
  • The situation in the Ladakh sector remains tense and the ongoing military and diplomatic dialogue has not yielded results.
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IMD scientists said the low maximum temperature could be attributed to the dense fog cover over Delhi in the early hours of Sunday.(Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
IMD scientists said the low maximum temperature could be attributed to the dense fog cover over Delhi in the early hours of Sunday.(Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)

Minimum temperature in Delhi to fall from today, pollution to rise: IMD

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:20 AM IST
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while the minimum temperature at Delhi’s representative Safdarjung observatory was 8.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s normal, the maximum temperature did not increase much, and was six degrees below normal.
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On the ninth day of the country's vaccination programme, 31,466 healthcare workers were inoculated till 7.30pm.
On the ninth day of the country's vaccination programme, 31,466 healthcare workers were inoculated till 7.30pm.

Covid vaccine tracker: How many are inoculated in India and the world

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:25 PM IST
India has immunised over 16 lakh people since the nationwide vaccination drive began on January 16.
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Donald Trump listens as Dr Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks about the coronavirus.(AP)
Donald Trump listens as Dr Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks about the coronavirus.(AP)

‘Parallel set of data’: Dr Birx says Trump presented graphs that she never made

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:27 PM IST
Dr Deborah Birx admitted that she could have been more outspoken publicly, adding that she didn’t know “all the consequences of all of these issues.”
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before their bilateral talk, at Hyderabad House.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before their bilateral talk, at Hyderabad House.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

How Dhaka got vaccines from India after China asked it to share trial costs

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:46 AM IST
India, in sharp contrast, sent a gift of two million doses of Covishield vaccine to Dhaka on January 21 as well as facilitated a commercial contract of 30 million doses with the Pune-based SII.
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Pushing against the climate crisis — in spite of the terrible fire and hurricane damage — was his way of putting the economy before all else. This is what Biden-Harris will have to overcome with smart policies and even smarter communication. (AFP)
Pushing against the climate crisis — in spite of the terrible fire and hurricane damage — was his way of putting the economy before all else. This is what Biden-Harris will have to overcome with smart policies and even smarter communication. (AFP)

On climate, what the US needs to do

By Sunita Narain
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:25 AM IST
Joe Biden has done well to rejoin the Paris accord. But his administration will have to overcome Trumpism, take responsibility for historic emissions, and change energy consumption patterns at home
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In India, many women in general and those with disabilities in particular have to face poverty, poor health conditions, little or no income, lower education levels and isolation. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
In India, many women in general and those with disabilities in particular have to face poverty, poor health conditions, little or no income, lower education levels and isolation. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Focusing on women with disabilities

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:25 AM IST
Government schemes, which have been a lifeline for so many women in these trying times, must be responsive to the needs of women with disabilities. For a start, the government could use its robust grassroots systems with its health workers to create awareness in families about the need to not compromise on health and education for women with disabilities.
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US President Joe Biden swears in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, January 20, 2021 (REUTERS)
US President Joe Biden swears in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, January 20, 2021 (REUTERS)

How I erred on Biden and Blinken

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:26 AM IST
For a man who makes a career out of talking, I missed out on two God-given opportunities because I felt I had nothing to say. I met Biden in July 2013 in Delhi, but didn’t take sufficient interest in him. in 2015, i interviewed Antony Blinken, but failed to stay in touch
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Conor McGregor of Ireland poses on the scale during the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (USA TODAY Sports)
Conor McGregor of Ireland poses on the scale during the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (USA TODAY Sports)

How the Conor McGregor MMA show stalled

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:48 PM IST
  • The Irishman was fighting for only the third time in the last five years. Since his rise to superstardom, McGregor’s activity inside the Octagon had started to decline. He fought 8 times in the 2014-2016 period. But in the next 4 years, McGregor had only 3 MMA fights.
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“Whether it’s a toddler getting on their first bike or an office-goer getting back on a cycle after decades, I am always happy to see it,” says Abdul Hamid Khan of Mumbai’s iconic Happy Cycle Shop. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT)
“Whether it’s a toddler getting on their first bike or an office-goer getting back on a cycle after decades, I am always happy to see it,” says Abdul Hamid Khan of Mumbai’s iconic Happy Cycle Shop. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT)

Wheels of fortune: How one cycle shop fared during a long and winding year

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:37 AM IST
Business stalled, then restarted with a bang. Mumbai’s iconic Happy Cycle Shop, a stone’s throw from Gateway of India and smack in heart of the Colaba tourist district, has had a ringside view of how the city coped in the pandemic.
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Her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, sported a mullet in his heyday. But it’s Miley’s version that has triggered the hairstyle trend among A-listers this time around. (IMAGE COURTESY INSTAGRAM/ @MILEYCYRUS)
Her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, sported a mullet in his heyday. But it’s Miley’s version that has triggered the hairstyle trend among A-listers this time around. (IMAGE COURTESY INSTAGRAM/ @MILEYCYRUS)

Run and hide! The mullet is rearing its ugly head again

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:36 AM IST
Everyone’s hair nightmare has made another comeback. Here’s why it keeps returning, and why celebrities love it so much.
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Khamari’s Microbial Peacock (above) won second prize at the American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) annual agar art contest in December.
Khamari’s Microbial Peacock (above) won second prize at the American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) annual agar art contest in December.

Art created in a petri dish in India has just won an international award

By Harikrishnan Nair
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:37 AM IST
Researcher Balaram Khamari “plants” live bacteria in a jelly-like substance called agar, to create agar art in intricate patterns.
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The outbreak of syphilis caused the men’s periwig to catch on in the 17th century. Royals like King Louis XIV of France wore it to hide hair loss. (New York Public Library)
The outbreak of syphilis caused the men’s periwig to catch on in the 17th century. Royals like King Louis XIV of France wore it to hide hair loss. (New York Public Library)

Emergency styling: How disasters, disease have altered hemlines in the past

By Cherylann Mollan
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:37 AM IST
Periwigs, all-weather gloves and the return of the face veil in the US can all be traced to outbreaks and pandemics, from as far back as the 17th century to as recently as the 20th.
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Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal are married, see their first pics as groom and bride

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:11 PM IST
Actor Varun Dhawan and fashion designer Natasha Dalal tied the knot in Alibaug on Sunday in a very private ceremony. Their first pictures as husband and wife are finally out.
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Priyanka Chopr's father-in-law and brother-in-law have written positive comments for her performance in The White Tiger.
Priyanka Chopr's father-in-law and brother-in-law have written positive comments for her performance in The White Tiger.

Priyanka Chopra's in-laws shower her with praise for The White Tiger

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:07 PM IST
Actor Priyanka Chopra is earning not only critical acclaim for her performance in The White Tiger but also a tonne of praise from her family members.
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'It's disrespectful to Indian team if England do not play best XI': Pietersen

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:22 PM IST
It will be disrespectful to Indian team if England doesn't play its best XI, says Pietersen
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Athiya Shetty at a dinner party with KL Rahul and their friends.
Athiya Shetty at a dinner party with KL Rahul and their friends.

Athiya Shetty joins KL Rahul and their friends at dinner party. See pics

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 04:07 PM IST
Actor Athiya Shetty was seen at a dinner party with rumoured boyfriend KL Rahul, cricketer Robin Uthappa and his wife Shheethal. See their picture here.
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Indian left-arm pacer T Natarajan gestures during a grand welcome ceremony, organised by his villagers, at Chinnappampatti in Salem district, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Natrajan was part of the Indian cricket team which defeated Australia in the recent test series by 2-1.(PTI)
Indian left-arm pacer T Natarajan gestures during a grand welcome ceremony, organised by his villagers, at Chinnappampatti in Salem district, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Natrajan was part of the Indian cricket team which defeated Australia in the recent test series by 2-1.(PTI)

'Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane handled me well': T Natarajan

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:48 PM IST
T Natarajan also said he enjoyed playing under the captaincy of Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, adding they both supported and encouraged him a lot.
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Sonali Phogat is the latest one to be evicted from Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)
Sonali Phogat is the latest one to be evicted from Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 110: Sonali Phogat is voted out of the show

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:09 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar written update day 110: Salman Khan did not appear on the show this weekend. However, Sidharth Shukla was seen grilling the contestants.
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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal are married.
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal are married.

Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal are married, see their first pics as groom and bride

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:11 PM IST
Actor Varun Dhawan and fashion designer Natasha Dalal tied the knot in Alibaug on Sunday in a very private ceremony. Their first pictures as husband and wife are finally out.
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Pulkit Samrat and Kriti Kharbanda spotted at a date.
Pulkit Samrat and Kriti Kharbanda spotted at a date.

Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda spotted together at lunch date

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:09 PM IST
Actors Pulkit Samrat and Kriti Kharbanda were seen at a restaurant in Mumbai on Sunday after a lunch date. The couple looked very much in love as they walked out hand in hand.
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Adhvik Mahajan: Contracts push actors into uncertainty

By S Farah Rizvi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:25 PM IST
Known for his roles in ‘Naagin’, ‘Divya Drishti’ and as Angad in the film ‘Laxmii’, actor Adhvik Mahajan states that being contract bound does impede opportunities coming your way
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Justin Bieber has come a long way since 2014 arrest. He is now married to Hailey Bieber.
Justin Bieber has come a long way since 2014 arrest. He is now married to Hailey Bieber.

Justin Bieber talks about getting arrested in 2014 in new post

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UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:43 PM IST
Justin Bieber has shared a reflective post on Instagram, talking about when he was arrested in 2014 for driving under influence.
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'It's disrespectful to Indian team if England do not play best XI': Pietersen

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:22 PM IST
It will be disrespectful to Indian team if England doesn't play its best XI, says Pietersen
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File photo of former Sri Lankan captain and current MCC president Kumara Sangakkara(Twitter)
File photo of former Sri Lankan captain and current MCC president Kumara Sangakkara(Twitter)

Rajasthan Royals appoint Sangakkara as director of cricket

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:47 PM IST
One of the greats of the modern game, Sangakarra scored over 28,000 runs for Sri Lanka over a hugely successful 16-year career and has the highest Test batting average of any player in the last 46 years.
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No Sehwag in this team: Swann advises England on how to bowl to 'patient' India

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:35 PM IST
India vs England: "The one thing that I used to say to myself is, it's going to spin and it does spin -- even on day one where they are fairly flat pitches," Swann said on the Hussain and Key Cricket show.
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IPL 2020: Gautam Gambhir led KKR to two IPL titles.(Getty Images)
IPL 2020: Gautam Gambhir led KKR to two IPL titles.(Getty Images)

'Core is still there': Gambhir points out 'difference between KKR and RCB'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:39 PM IST
Speaking on the Star Sports network, Gambhir said that KKR have shown that they have faith in their players and that is the difference between the two-time champions and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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Hogg suggests Pant should replace Iyer, Samson in limited-overs series

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 03:42 PM IST
  • On his latest video on Youtube, Hogg was asked by fan if India should consider including Pant in the limited-overs series against England which begins next month.
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The image shows Anushrut, covered in a blue-and-white coloured cloth, sitting on a chair.(Twitter/@Anup20992699)

Kid whose haircut video went viral returns with another hilarious clip. Watch

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:53 AM IST
Anushrut’s father shared this recording on his Twitter account.
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The image shows a kitty standing outside on a wooden porch.(Reddit/@RiffRaffMama)
The image shows a kitty standing outside on a wooden porch.(Reddit/@RiffRaffMama)

Kitten’s reaction to seeing snow for the very first time is beyond adorable

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:12 AM IST
This almost 15-second-long recording was shared on the subreddit ‘aww’.
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The image shows Sanjana Rishi and her husband Dhruv.(Instagram/@officialhumansofbombay)
The image shows Sanjana Rishi and her husband Dhruv.(Instagram/@officialhumansofbombay)

Humans of Bombay posts tale of bride who swapped lehenga for pantsuit at wedding

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:37 PM IST
“The wedding power suit is everything,” read one comment under the post.
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The image shows baby hippo Fiona with her frozen fruit cake. (Instagram/@cincinnatizoo)
The image shows baby hippo Fiona with her frozen fruit cake. (Instagram/@cincinnatizoo)

Cincinnati Zoo shares wholesome post for hippo named Fiona’s 4th birthday

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:28 PM IST
Cincinnati Zoo shared this Instagram post with the hashtag #TeamFiona.
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Union minister Smriti Irani shared this image on January 24.(Instagram/@smritiiraniofficial)
Union minister Smriti Irani shared this image on January 24.(Instagram/@smritiiraniofficial)

Smriti Irani shares pic with daughters on Instagram for National Girl Child Day

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:47 PM IST
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With the transfer of the case to the CBI, the Left Front government has ensured that two women-- Nair and Swapna Suresh, the principal suspect in a gold smuggling racket unearthed in July -- will be among the central characters in the campaign for the assembly elections due in April-May.(HT PHOTO.)
With the transfer of the case to the CBI, the Left Front government has ensured that two women-- Nair and Swapna Suresh, the principal suspect in a gold smuggling racket unearthed in July -- will be among the central characters in the campaign for the assembly elections due in April-May.(HT PHOTO.)

Kerala hands solar scandal probe to CBI

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:38 AM IST
The scandal centred around a fictitious solar energy company called Team Solar formed in 2013 by an alleged con woman named Saritha Nair and second husband, Biju Radhakrishnan, who boasted of their contacts with the CM’s office, and cheated people out of money by seeking investments with the promise of making them business partners or offering to install solar power units.
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From villages in western Uttar Pradesh, thousands of tractors had already left for Delhi, farm leaders said, even as the state police tried to persuade them not to participate in the rally.
From villages in western Uttar Pradesh, thousands of tractors had already left for Delhi, farm leaders said, even as the state police tried to persuade them not to participate in the rally.

Farmers across India prepare for Republic Day stir

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:33 AM IST
Thousands of vehicles from across Haryana, Punjab, the Terai region of Uttarkhand and western Uttar Pradesh started leaving for Delhi’s borders for the tractor rally, leading to heavy traffic on various roads, including the busy Delhi-Amritsar, Delhi-Jaipur, Delhi-Meerut highways.
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GGH superintendent Dr G Prabhavati said the hospital authorities had carried out all investigations after she was brought to the hospital.(HT Archives. Representative image)
GGH superintendent Dr G Prabhavati said the hospital authorities had carried out all investigations after she was brought to the hospital.(HT Archives. Representative image)

Andhra Asha worker dies after Covid vaccine dose, autopsy awaited

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:23 AM IST
The authorities at Guntur General Hospital (GGH) said Bokka Vijaya Lakshmi of Penumaka village, who was admitted to hospital with complaints of severe headache, giddiness, seizures and vomiting on Friday evening, died early on Sunday.
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Government has been making serious efforts to dispel concerns regarding the vaccines, for which it last week also launched a mass digital awareness campaign.
Government has been making serious efforts to dispel concerns regarding the vaccines, for which it last week also launched a mass digital awareness campaign.

1.6 million Covid jabs given, Karnataka sees highest turnout

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:15 AM IST
Karnataka tops the list so far with maximum number of vaccinations at 191,443, followed by Odisha (152,371) and Andhra Pradesh (147,030). Close to 30,000 vaccination sessions have been conducted in the country so far at about 3,000 plus sites.
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In this file photo, Indian army trucks drive near Pangong Tso lake near the India China border in Ladakh area. (AP)
In this file photo, Indian army trucks drive near Pangong Tso lake near the India China border in Ladakh area. (AP)

India, China hold another round of military talks to defuse LAC tensions

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:07 AM IST
  • The situation in the Ladakh sector remains tense and the ongoing military and diplomatic dialogue has not yielded results.
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Police uses a water canon during a protest against restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease in Amsterdam, Netherlands on January 24, 2021. (REUTERS)
Police uses a water canon during a protest against restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease in Amsterdam, Netherlands on January 24, 2021. (REUTERS)

Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 cities

AP, The Hague, Netherlands
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:18 AM IST
Police in the capital of Amsterdam also used a water cannon to disperse an outlawed anti-lockdown demonstration on a major square ringed by museums. Video showed police spraying people grouped against a wall of the Van Gogh Museum.
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2020 file photo, Israel's Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi speaks during a join news conference with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias,and Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides after a meeting between the foreign Ministers of Greece , Israel and Cyprus in Athens. Ashkenazi says on Wednesday, Dec. 30, he is leaving the Blue and White party and taking a “break” from politics, marking the further disintegration of the centrist party that came close to unseating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three hard-fought elections. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2020 file photo, Israel's Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi speaks during a join news conference with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias,and Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides after a meeting between the foreign Ministers of Greece , Israel and Cyprus in Athens. Ashkenazi says on Wednesday, Dec. 30, he is leaving the Blue and White party and taking a “break” from politics, marking the further disintegration of the centrist party that came close to unseating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three hard-fought elections. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)(AP)

Israel opens embassy in UAE, expanding new relations

AP, Jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:46 AM IST
The foreign ministry said the embassy would be in a temporary office while a permanent location is prepared. Eitan Na’eh, a veteran Israeli diplomat, will serve as the head of mission.
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President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, left, depart after attending mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Jan 24, 2021, in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington. (AP)
President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, left, depart after attending mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Jan 24, 2021, in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington. (AP)

Joe Biden attends Mass at DC church where he worshipped as Vice Prez

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:23 AM IST
Biden, the nation’s second Catholic president, picked Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, a few miles from the White House.
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Fauci also told CBS' “Face the Nation” that he supports a national commission to understand some of the problems in coordinating a COVID-19 response on the state and local level because states shouldn't just be told, “You're on your own.”(Reuters)
Fauci also told CBS' “Face the Nation” that he supports a national commission to understand some of the problems in coordinating a COVID-19 response on the state and local level because states shouldn't just be told, “You're on your own.”(Reuters)

Fauci says coronavirus vaccine goal would cover 67 million Americans

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:05 AM IST
The government's top infectious diseases expert, said the president's goal refers to 100 million shots, not people. Current vaccines require two shots.
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Britain’s vaccination campaign is a rare success in a country with Europe’s worst confirmed coronavirus outbreak.(Reuters Photo. Representative image)
Britain’s vaccination campaign is a rare success in a country with Europe’s worst confirmed coronavirus outbreak.(Reuters Photo. Representative image)

UK vaccination drive expands as Covid-19 toll nears 100,000

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:23 PM IST
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that three-quarters of the U.K.’s over-80s have received a vaccine shot. He said three-quarters of nursing home residents have also had their first jab.
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Srikanth resumes training after BAI gets mandatory quarantine time reduced

PTI, Bangkok
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:20 PM IST
Srikanth withdrew from the tournament after B Sai Praneeth, who he was sharing a room with, had tested positive for COVID-19.
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Conor McGregor of Ireland poses on the scale during the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (USA TODAY Sports)
Conor McGregor of Ireland poses on the scale during the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (USA TODAY Sports)

How the Conor McGregor MMA show stalled

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:48 PM IST
  • The Irishman was fighting for only the third time in the last five years. Since his rise to superstardom, McGregor’s activity inside the Octagon had started to decline. He fought 8 times in the 2014-2016 period. But in the next 4 years, McGregor had only 3 MMA fights.
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SAI takes note of COVID protocol breach in wrestling nationals

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:43 PM IST
SAI has also requested the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to sensitise all National Sports Federations (NSFs) to follow the COVID-19 protocols strictly and ensure safety of athletes.
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Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257.(USA TODAY Sports)
Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257.(USA TODAY Sports)

Conor McGregor KO leaves UFC lightweight division in limbo

Reuters, Abu Dhabi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:40 PM IST
For McGregor, it was a first knockout defeat as a pro and surely not an outcome he expected as he arrived in Abu Dhabi on his yacht in midweek.
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Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island. (USA TODAY Sports)
Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island. (USA TODAY Sports)

Poirier shocks the world, knocks out Conor McGregor in second round

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:26 PM IST
  • It was the first time that McGregor lost a match by a technical knockout.
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A nurse prepares a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the new coronavirus to be injected at the Andras Josa Teaching Hospital in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (Attila Balazs/MTI via AP)(AP)
A nurse prepares a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the new coronavirus to be injected at the Andras Josa Teaching Hospital in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (Attila Balazs/MTI via AP)(AP)

World’s economic recovery delayed by slow vaccine rollouts

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:06 PM IST
The World Bank already this month trimmed its prediction to 4% in 2021 and the International Monetary Fund will this week update its own outlook.
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The drive was launched in November last year.(Representative Photo/PTI)
The drive was launched in November last year.(Representative Photo/PTI)

258 arrested in govt drive against fake GST invoices, 8 CAs among them

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:32 PM IST
Data analytics, data-sharing, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled the intelligence authorities to identify layer-by-layer activities of these fake entities and pinpoint the fraudsters.
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Canadian companies have long struggled to secure top price for their crude as pipeline congestion forced them to sell at a discount.(Reuters)
Canadian companies have long struggled to secure top price for their crude as pipeline congestion forced them to sell at a discount.(Reuters)

Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline sees fortunes shine after Keystone XL's demise

Reuters, Winnipeg/ottawa
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:22 PM IST
Trans Mountain Corp, a government corporation, is spending CAD 12.6 billion (USD 9.9 billion) to nearly triple capacity to 890,000 barrels per day (bpd), a 14% increase from current total Canadian capacity.
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The US, Britain, and European Union are delivering vaccines, setting up a scenario where some parts of the world reach herd immunity while others lag, hurting poorer economies.(AP)
The US, Britain, and European Union are delivering vaccines, setting up a scenario where some parts of the world reach herd immunity while others lag, hurting poorer economies.(AP)

World’s economic recovery gets delayed by slow vaccine rollouts

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:12 PM IST
  • Double-dip recessions are now expected in Japan, the euro area and UK as restrictions to curb the virus’s spread are enforced. Record cases in the US are dragging on retail spending and hiring, prompting President Joe Biden’s new administration to seek an extra $1.9 trillion fiscal stimulus.
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The Antony Waste Handling Cell IPO consists of a fresh issue of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>85 crore worth of shares and an offer for sale of 68,24,933 equity shares by existing shareholders.(iStock)
The Antony Waste Handling Cell IPO consists of a fresh issue of 85 crore worth of shares and an offer for sale of 68,24,933 equity shares by existing shareholders.(iStock)

India sees 19 IPOs worth USD 1.84 billion in 2020 December quarter

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:01 PM IST
Leading consultancy EY's India IPO Trends Report: Q4 2020 showed that there were a total of 10 Initial Public Offers (IPOs) in the main market and 9 in the SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) segment.
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Rekha Kumar, a teacher at Miranda House who is also the programme officer at NSS, said the idea was conceptualized for visually impaired students who could not reach out to readers and writers due to the pandemic.
Rekha Kumar, a teacher at Miranda House who is also the programme officer at NSS, said the idea was conceptualized for visually impaired students who could not reach out to readers and writers due to the pandemic.

Miranda house college sets up library for visually impaired

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:51 AM IST
The books will be uploaded on the college website this week. The project undertaken by National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers was launched on Sunday on occasion of Girl Child day.
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Named 'Abhyudaya', the free coaching facility will start from upcoming Basant Panchmi, the day of worship to the goddess of learning, Saraswati, said UP CM Yogi Adityanath.(File)
Named 'Abhyudaya', the free coaching facility will start from upcoming Basant Panchmi, the day of worship to the goddess of learning, Saraswati, said UP CM Yogi Adityanath.(File)

UP will provide free coaching for many competitive exams from Basant Panchmi: CM

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:09 PM IST
UP CM Yogi Adityanath announces launch of an ambitious, state-wide, free coaching facility programme from next month to help students prepare for various competitive examinations.
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Representational image. (HT FILE )

Schools reopening a relief in Maharashtra's rural areas: Teachers

PTI, Latur
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:41 PM IST
The majority of teachers and parents in the Latur district in the Marathwada region of the state have expressed happiness over the government's decision.
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DRDO Apprentice Recruitment 2021.(HT File)
DRDO Apprentice Recruitment 2021.(HT File)

DRDO Apprentice Recruitment 2021: 62 vacancies on offer

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:01 PM IST
  • Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions in the prescribed format on or before February 27, 2021.
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CBSE office building(HT FIle)
CBSE office building(HT FIle)

CBSE restructures affiliation system; process to be completely digital

PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:44 PM IST
CBSE restructures affiliation system; process to be completely digital with least human intervention
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While the police pegged the number of tractors at around 30,000, farm leaders said there would be about 250,000 tractors entering Delhi from the three border points.(ANI Photo)
While the police pegged the number of tractors at around 30,000, farm leaders said there would be about 250,000 tractors entering Delhi from the three border points.(ANI Photo)

Farmers’ rally allowed after Republic Day event ends

By shiv sunny, Kainat Sarfaraz
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:30 AM IST
The Delhi Police permitted the tractor rally after the Republic Day celebrations end in the afternoon on Tuesday. The three routes are around 194km in length, of which over 100km will fall inside the national capital, said Dependra Pathak, special commissioner of police (intelligence).
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A total of 53 people were killed and more than 400 were injured in the riots that ravaged parts of north-east Delhi in February last year. Police have registered 755 cases related to the communal violence.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)
A total of 53 people were killed and more than 400 were injured in the riots that ravaged parts of north-east Delhi in February last year. Police have registered 755 cases related to the communal violence.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)

700 victims of Delhi riots file claims for damages

By karn pratap singh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:55 AM IST
The North East Delhi Riots Claims Commission (NEDRCC) has also extended the date for filing claims till February 15 from the earlier deadline of January 15. The first deadline for claims was December 31, 2020.
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The officers said both the passengers had concealed the heroin filled pouches in a false cavity of their suitcase along the edges.(HT Archives, Representative image)
The officers said both the passengers had concealed the heroin filled pouches in a false cavity of their suitcase along the edges.(HT Archives, Representative image)

Delhi: 2 Ugandans held for smuggling heroin

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:53 AM IST
The two passengers were identified as Hamuza Sserugo, 34, and Umar Sebandeke, 36. The smuggling attempt came to the fore around 4am on Sunday when the two passengers landed at Delhi airport from Doha and were intercepted following a tip-off as they crossed the green channel.
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Police said that the two men told police that they had hired Yulu bikes and named them Hindustan and Pakistan, to race with each other.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Police said that the two men told police that they had hired Yulu bikes and named them Hindustan and Pakistan, to race with each other.(HT Archives. Representative image)

Two detained for raising ‘Pak Zindabad’ slogans

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:49 AM IST
A couple of passers by called the police control room to report the incident. The duo, however,were released after a detailed verification, senior police officers said.
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The brainchild of late Congress leader Sanjay Gandhi, Palika Bazar was built by the NDMC during the Emergency in a record time of less than a year and opened in 1979.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)
The brainchild of late Congress leader Sanjay Gandhi, Palika Bazar was built by the NDMC during the Emergency in a record time of less than a year and opened in 1979.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)

‘Notorious’: Another tryst with infamy for Delhi’s Palika Bazar

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:41 AM IST
By the mid-1980s, as the popularity of audio and video cassettes grew, many gifts and garments shops in the central hall of the market began selling electronics items.
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NEET aspirants wait in queue to enter inside the exam hall in Thane on September 13, 2020. (HT FILE)
NEET aspirants wait in queue to enter inside the exam hall in Thane on September 13, 2020. (HT FILE)

Delay in admissions for professional courses: Students forced to look for options outside Maharashtra

By Priyanka Sahoo and Shreya Bhandary
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:33 AM IST
Delay owing to pandemic, confusion over inclusion of 12% SEBC quota; CET cell has declared six merit lists so far
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For representational purposes only. (HT FILE)
For representational purposes only. (HT FILE)

Maharashtra rights body did not hear a single case in 2020: RTI response

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:19 AM IST
In a response to an RTI query filed by HT, state’s child rights commission has stated that in 2020, a total of 134 cases were filed with the commission. However, not a single hearing took place that year, leading to a 100% pendency rate as far as action against these cases is concerned.
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For representational purposes only. (HT FILE)
For representational purposes only. (HT FILE)

Personal Finance: How to pick the right health insurance

By Abeer Ray
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:15 AM IST
Post the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for health insurance policies has gone up. Here’s a guide on what to keep in mind before you pick up one that suits your needs.
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Farmers who have been walking from Nashik, to participate in a rally on January 26, reached CSMT on Sunday, January 24, 2021. (Pratik Chorege/HT Photo)
Farmers who have been walking from Nashik, to participate in a rally on January 26, reached CSMT on Sunday, January 24, 2021. (Pratik Chorege/HT Photo)

Maharashtra farmers reach Mumbai to protest at Azad Maidan

By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:07 AM IST
Ruling parties have announced support; Sharad Pawar, Aaditya Thackeray and Balasaheb Thorat likely to join sit-in
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(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Mumbai: BMC aims to give Covid vaccine to 9,500 healthcare workers daily this week

By Mehul R Thakkar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:07 AM IST
From January 16 to 23, the BMC has vaccinated 13,365 HCWs. The turnout for the first three days was around 50%, however, on Friday and Saturday, the turnout went up to around 90%
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Republic Day 2021(Unsplash)
Republic Day 2021(Unsplash)

Republic Day 2021: History, significance of the day India became a republic

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:22 AM IST
72 Republic Day: 26 January was chosen as the day to announce India becoming a republic as in 1930 on the same day the Indian National Congress denounced colonial rule and proclaimed Purna Swaraj, “complete freedom from the British”.
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Republic Day recipes(Instagram/PirateOfKitchen)
Republic Day recipes(Instagram/PirateOfKitchen)

Republic Day 2021: Interesting recipes to try out on this R-day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:25 AM IST
Republic Day is celebrated with much fervour across the country, and while one may not be able to go out as much on account of the coronavirus and engage in festivities, these tricoloured recipes will surely add some colour to your Republic Day, read on:
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Happy Republic Day
Happy Republic Day

Republic Day 2021: Images, wishes and quotes to share with loved ones

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Alfea Jamal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:18 AM IST
72nd Republic Day: Here are some of the wishes, quotes, greetings, WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook messages that you can send to your loved ones on this special day.
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Ananya Panday's new fitness post has our mind blown(Instagram/anshukayoga and ananyapanday)
Ananya Panday's new fitness post has our mind blown(Instagram/anshukayoga and ananyapanday)

Ananya Panday does inverted butterfly pose after 108 Surya Namaskars in new post

By Nishtha Grover, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:45 PM IST
  • Ananya Panday loves an intense morning Yoga session. The actor has lately been sharing a lot of aerial Yoga posts on social media and blowing our minds away.
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Hina Khan shares hair care tips(Instagram/realhinakhan)
Hina Khan shares hair care tips(Instagram/realhinakhan)

Hina Khan shares tips for shiny, healthy and dandruff-free hair in winters

By Nishtha Grover, Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:18 PM IST
  • Hina Khan recently shared a video in which the actor gave extremely useful tips for improving the hair health especially during winter season. Get ready with your notepads and pen.
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Sonali Phogat is the latest one to be evicted from Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)
Sonali Phogat is the latest one to be evicted from Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 110: Sonali Phogat is voted out of the show

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:09 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar written update day 110: Salman Khan did not appear on the show this weekend. However, Sidharth Shukla was seen grilling the contestants.
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Adhvik Mahajan (Sourced)
Adhvik Mahajan (Sourced)

Adhvik Mahajan: Contracts push actors into uncertainty

By S Farah Rizvi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:25 PM IST
Known for his roles in ‘Naagin’, ‘Divya Drishti’ and as Angad in the film ‘Laxmii’, actor Adhvik Mahajan states that being contract bound does impede opportunities coming your way
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 Tinaa Dattaa and Rashami Desai will be seen on Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar on Sunday.
Tinaa Dattaa and Rashami Desai will be seen on Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar on Sunday.

Bigg Boss 14: Rashami Desai, Tinaa Dattaa make fun of contestants

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:48 PM IST
New promos of Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar Sunday episode show former contestant Rashami Desai entering the show along with Tinaa Dattaa and making fun of contestants.
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Sidharth Shukla will appear on Bigg Boss 14 in Weekend Ka Vaar episode.
Sidharth Shukla will appear on Bigg Boss 14 in Weekend Ka Vaar episode.

Bigg Boss 14: Sidharth speaks on Rubina-Abhinav's advantage, schools Nikki, Aly

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:47 PM IST
The new Bigg Boss 14 promos show previous season winner Sidharth Shukla entering the house and showing the mirror to Nikki Tamboli and Aly Goni about their conduct in the house.
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Neha Mehta had quit Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah last year.
Neha Mehta had quit Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah last year.

Neha Mehta reveals she turned down two TV shows after quitting Taarak Mehta

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:50 AM IST
Neha Mehta, of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah fame, turned down two TV show offers as she wasn't confident of playing those characters.
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US President Joe Biden swears in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, January 20, 2021 (REUTERS)
US President Joe Biden swears in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, January 20, 2021 (REUTERS)

How I erred on Biden and Blinken

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:26 AM IST
For a man who makes a career out of talking, I missed out on two God-given opportunities because I felt I had nothing to say. I met Biden in July 2013 in Delhi, but didn’t take sufficient interest in him. in 2015, i interviewed Antony Blinken, but failed to stay in touch
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In India, many women in general and those with disabilities in particular have to face poverty, poor health conditions, little or no income, lower education levels and isolation. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
In India, many women in general and those with disabilities in particular have to face poverty, poor health conditions, little or no income, lower education levels and isolation. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Focusing on women with disabilities

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:25 AM IST
Government schemes, which have been a lifeline for so many women in these trying times, must be responsive to the needs of women with disabilities. For a start, the government could use its robust grassroots systems with its health workers to create awareness in families about the need to not compromise on health and education for women with disabilities.
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Bose started a newspaper, rose steadily through the Congress, organised ground movements with his rousing addresses, and eventually became mayor in 1930.
Bose started a newspaper, rose steadily through the Congress, organised ground movements with his rousing addresses, and eventually became mayor in 1930.

Firebrand who shaped Bengal’s politics, culture

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:07 AM IST
Born in Cuttack in 1897 in a prominent Bengali family, Subhas Chandra Bose went to college in erstwhile Calcutta and chose the city as his political arena.
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Heads of states of important countries stood by him and Netaji lit the fire of the freedom struggle beyond India’s shores.
Heads of states of important countries stood by him and Netaji lit the fire of the freedom struggle beyond India’s shores.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: Champion of freedom who inspired the world

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:35 AM IST
Netaji was born in Cuttack in Odisha in 1897, graduated from Kolkata, and proved his mettle by becoming an Indian Civil Services (ICS) officer. But he was not accustomed to a life of comfort and amenities that came with his job. He was a warrior, who had to wage the freedom struggle.
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So many laws, still no solution. Perhaps because there’s a contradiction here. The contradiction in wanting to protect women but within the decorous folds of patriarchy (Hindustan Times)
So many laws, still no solution. Perhaps because there’s a contradiction here. The contradiction in wanting to protect women but within the decorous folds of patriarchy (Hindustan Times)

To protect women, challenge patriarchy

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Seldom has the State’s concern to protect one half of its citizens been so high
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