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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)

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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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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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)

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 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)

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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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 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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FDivya Khosla Kumar will be seen in Satyameva Jayate 2.

Divya Khosla Kumar says she 'didn't know a soul' in Mumbai when she moved there

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:44 PM IST
  • Filmmaker-actor Divya Khosla Kumar has spoken about her journey, and how she didn't want to join the film industry when she first moved to Mumbai.
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Arjun Tendulkar gets maiden wicket on Mumbai debut, video goes viral

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

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

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

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 03:07 PM IST
The post, shared on Twitter, prompted people to share all sorts of comments.
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The image shows the letter shared by the vice principal.(Twitter/@shandeemay1)

Vice principal writes letter to Tooth Fairy vouching for kid who lost his tooth

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Screen grab of a video showing fight between fake buffaloes at a village in Sivasagar district of Assam on Friday.

Assam village sets example, holds fake buffalo fight to uphold SC ban

By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:58 PM IST
  • In 2016, the Supreme Court had placed a ban on animal fights during religious and cultural festivals.
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After protests, Goa CM announces relocation of IIT project from Melaulim

By Gerard de Souza
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:47 PM IST
PANAJI: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Friday announced that the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Goa campus that was to be set up at Melaulim village would be shifted to another place in the state
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CBI ‘bribe-for-relief’ racket was running since 2018, finds probe

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:47 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has found that a “bribe-for-relief” racket was being run in the agency since 2018 by leaking confidential case related information to some companies being investigated for bank fraud, people familiar with the development said
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Construction work on New Parliament begins

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:45 PM IST
New Delhi: Construction work on the foundation of the New Parliament building officially began on Friday, officials aware of the development said adding that some of the work had already begun on an alternative site to make up for the delay in the construction
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Both day and night also turned pleasant on Friday as temperatures dropped significantly in the city providing relief from week-long heat conditions. The Colaba observatory of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded a minimum temperature of 21 degrees Celsius. (ANI PHOTO).
Both day and night also turned pleasant on Friday as temperatures dropped significantly in the city providing relief from week-long heat conditions. The Colaba observatory of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded a minimum temperature of 21 degrees Celsius. (ANI PHOTO).

Mumbai logs AQI of 190, breathes cleanest air so far this year

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:44 PM IST
  • Air quality had remained in the poor to very poor category since the beginning of January owing to low temperatures. On January 8, the AQI was the worst at 317 (very poor) for this year.
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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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The former lawyer also previously served as Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the US Treasury Department, where he dealt with terrorism financing and oversaw sanctions against countries such as Iran, Russia and North Korea.(REUTERS)
The former lawyer also previously served as Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the US Treasury Department, where he dealt with terrorism financing and oversaw sanctions against countries such as Iran, Russia and North Korea.(REUTERS)

Biden appoints David Cohen once more as deputy CIA director

Reuters, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:01 PM IST
Cohen previously served as the deputy director for the Central Intelligence Agency from 2015 to 2017 under Democratic then-President Barack Obama, when Biden served as vice president.
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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

PTI
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

PTI
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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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)

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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Refunds issued are received within 20-45 days from the date of completion of processing of ITR by the Centralized Processing Centre (CPC).(HT FILE PHOTO )

How to check income tax refund status online. Read here

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

US industrial production jumps 1.6 per cent in December

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:19 PM IST
The December gain in industrial output followed a 0.5per cent increase in November and a 1 per cent increase in October, the Federal Reserve reported Friday.
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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

Reuters
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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Bengaluru is also ranked sixth for the world’s tech venture capitalist (VC) investments, on a global list topped by Beijing and San Francisco, New York, Shanghai and London making up the top five.(PTI File)
Bengaluru is also ranked sixth for the world’s tech venture capitalist (VC) investments, on a global list topped by Beijing and San Francisco, New York, Shanghai and London making up the top five.(PTI File)

Bengaluru emerges as world’s fastest growing tech hub, London second: Report

PTI, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:37 PM IST
The UK capital of London registered an impressive three times growth between 2016 and 2020, rising from USD 3.5 billion to USD 10.5 billion.
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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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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

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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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Traffic moves slowly through a dense fog in New Delhi. Cold wave conditions continued across North India claiming 165 lives this winter. AFP PHOTO / Prakash Singh
Traffic moves slowly through a dense fog in New Delhi. Cold wave conditions continued across North India claiming 165 lives this winter. AFP PHOTO / Prakash Singh

Moderate fog in Delhi, minimum temperature rises to 6.7 degrees Celsius 

PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:09 AM IST
Cold and dry northerly/northwesterly winds from the western Himalayas brought the minimum temperature down in Delhi on Thursday.
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CoWIN server slows down in Maharashtra, health dept faces trouble

By Rupsa Chakraborty | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:59 PM IST
  • Due to technical glitches, the server slowed down. The health department faced trouble informing details of the vaccination to registered beneficiaries.
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For representation. (HT FILE)

Mumbai businessman arrested for 31-crore GST fraud

By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:52 PM IST
The Maharashtra Goods and Services Tax (GST) department on Friday arrested a Vile Parle-based businessman for allegedly causing revenue loss of 31 crore to the state government by violating GST rules by fraudulently claiming input tax credit.
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The redevelopment work of CSMT is estimated to cost <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,642 crore. (HT FILE)
The redevelopment work of CSMT is estimated to cost 1,642 crore. (HT FILE)

Mumbai’s CSMT redevelopment: 10 firms show interest; work likely to start in December 2021

By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:50 PM IST
The Indian Railways Stations Development Corporation (ISRDC), which will be undertaking the redevelopment work of CSMT at cost of 1,642 crore, had called for request for qualification (RFQ) in August 2020. The redevelopment work of the terminus is likely to start from December 2021 and is expected to be completed by 2025.
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Bombay high court. (HT FILE)
Bombay high court. (HT FILE)

Be vigilant on institutions flouting norms, Bombay HC asks Maharashtra govt

By K A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:48 PM IST
The Bombay high court (HC) has asked the government to take due cognisance of mushrooming of schools and junior colleges that do not meet eligibility criteria and infrastructural norms, and said it expected the state to keep strict vigil on such institutions and crack its whip on officials who facilitate their functioning.
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For representation. (HT FILE)

BMC sub-engineer suspended, arrested for illegally taking money, exempting international passengers from quarantine

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:46 PM IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday suspended a civic sub-engineer (architect) stationed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) for illegally taking money from international passengers landing in Mumbai and wrongfully exempting them from institutional quarantine.
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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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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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Aly Goni and Rakhi Sawant got into a heated argument on Bigg Boss 14.
Aly Goni and Rakhi Sawant got into a heated argument on Bigg Boss 14.

Aly mocks Rakhi’s ‘invisible’ husband, calls out her 'fake track' with Abhinav

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 02:41 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 promo: Aly Goni questioned Rakhi Sawant on the whereabouts of her husband, Ritesh, and accused her of running a 'fake track' with Abhinav Shukla.
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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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