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Adverse reactions can be caused by allergies or underlying medical conditions and are not necessarily causally linked to vaccines.(Bloomberg Photo )
Adverse reactions can be caused by allergies or underlying medical conditions and are not necessarily causally linked to vaccines.(Bloomberg Photo )

Covaxin recipients under stricter watch, says Centre

By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 03:54 AM IST
Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccine recipients are being actively followed for any adverse reactions. Officials also drew a distinction between Covishield, which finished late-stage trials abroad, and Covaxin, which is currently in phase 3 trials.
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In the public sector, major areas of new spending were roads, water supply, community services, and irrigation
In the public sector, major areas of new spending were roads, water supply, community services, and irrigation

Govt’s infra push drives up project tenders in Q3

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:30 AM IST
Rising spending on productive assets such as roads, ports and factories support economic growth but the slow pace of growth in the December quarter indicates that recovery may still be on shaky ground and state governments have not fully recovered from the economic disruption caused by the pandemic.
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The last date to apply is February 16 and senior DDA officials said that the draw of lots for the new scheme will be held at the end of February or first week of March.(Representational Image)
The last date to apply is February 16 and senior DDA officials said that the draw of lots for the new scheme will be held at the end of February or first week of March.(Representational Image)

Nearly 47,000 register to buy flats in DDA housing scheme

By Risha Chitlangia, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 03:16 AM IST
A senior DDA official said, “We have received 46,500 registrations of which close to 9,000 people have already submitted their applications. Till Monday, 2,325 applicants had made the payment. Going by the number of people who have registered, the response has been good so far.”
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Covid-19 taught Monami Basu that virtual classes cannot replace physical classes.
Covid-19 taught Monami Basu that virtual classes cannot replace physical classes.

‘Hope govt spends more on education sector to bridge digital divide’

By Fareeha Iftikhar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:17 AM IST
Last year’s budget had some allocation for virtual classes and mass online degree courses. “But in spite of that, when this year forced virtual classes and online degree courses on us, we did not see any great improvement in facilities and infrastructure,” said Monami Basu, an assistant professor.
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“It appears to be a stunt keeping in mind the assembly polls, and not as a mark of respect to Netaji (as Bose is popularly known” TMC Lok Sabha member and party spokesperson Saugata Roy said.(HT Archive)
“It appears to be a stunt keeping in mind the assembly polls, and not as a mark of respect to Netaji (as Bose is popularly known” TMC Lok Sabha member and party spokesperson Saugata Roy said.(HT Archive)

Politics over Netaji: Parakram vs Desh Nayak

By Tanmay Chatterjee, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:47 AM IST
While the TMC wants that the day be celebrated as Desh Nayak Diwas (day of the national hero), the Forward Bloc, which Bose formed in 1939, and a section of his family demand that January 23 be observed as Desh Prem Diwas (day of patriotism).
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The mega-project, with an initial outlay of $ 46 billion, envisages CPEC as a hub with Gwadar’s port, energy, transport infrastructure and industrial cooperation as its four main spokes.(REUTERS)
The mega-project, with an initial outlay of $ 46 billion, envisages CPEC as a hub with Gwadar’s port, energy, transport infrastructure and industrial cooperation as its four main spokes.(REUTERS)

CPEC: China’s designs, Pakistan’s ambivalence, and India’s opposition

By Sujan Chinoy
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:35 PM IST
Economic motivation apart, China seeks to use the CPEC to consolidate its presence in a disputed region. If internal instability overwhelms Pakistan in the future, the CPEC affords China an opportunity to claim Hunza on the basis of specious historical records.
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Many Indian officials believe that China's will not move out of the contested points in East Ladakh sector till President Xi Jinping delivers his address to mark 100 years of Communist Party of China (AFP)
Many Indian officials believe that China's will not move out of the contested points in East Ladakh sector till President Xi Jinping delivers his address to mark 100 years of Communist Party of China (AFP)

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

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 03:28 PM IST
  • India does hope that the incoming Biden administration will stand by its commitments on China, South China Sea, Taiwan or Indo-Pacific at large but New Delhi is not dependent on the US for handling the PLA on land frontiers
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Women farmers during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border), January 18, 2021 (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Women farmers during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border), January 18, 2021 (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

The political economy driving farm protests

By Neelanjan Sircar
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:30 PM IST
The concentration of political and economic power has made democratic contestation challenging. Citizens are finding other methods
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Given the fragile nature of social protection for these working women, all provision of maternity protection should be universally applicable to all working women regardless of the consistency or duration of work and independent of their current status of employment. ((SHUTTERSTOCK))
Given the fragile nature of social protection for these working women, all provision of maternity protection should be universally applicable to all working women regardless of the consistency or duration of work and independent of their current status of employment. ((SHUTTERSTOCK))

The government must universalise maternity benefits

By Dipa Sinha, Jashodhara Dasgupta
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:33 PM IST
Maternity benefits should be a right of all workers regardless of employment status, or the number of children
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Relatively speaking, the number of people reporting side effects is a fraction of the total immunised (REUTERS)
Relatively speaking, the number of people reporting side effects is a fraction of the total immunised (REUTERS)

Have faith in the vaccines | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:18 AM IST
India began its vaccination drive against Covid-19 on Saturday
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Multiple women have accused Sajid Khan of sexual misconduct.

Sherlyn accuses Sajid of exposing himself to her days after her dad's death

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:20 PM IST
  • Sherlyn Chopra has accused disgraced director Sajid Khan of sexual misconduct, adding that he's protected by the Bollywood 'mafia'.
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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal have been in a relationship for quite some time now.
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal have been in a relationship for quite some time now.

'Heard Varun Dhawan's getting married this weekend': Pahlaj spills the beans

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:03 PM IST
  • Pahlaj Nihalani has said that although he hasn't received an invitation, he's heard that Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal are tying the knot this weekend.
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Rahul Dravid is worried for India’s domestic cricket.(AFP)
Rahul Dravid is worried for India’s domestic cricket.(AFP)

Twitterati thank Dravid for grooming youngsters after India's win in Brisbane

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:13 PM IST
Soon after the Indian players lifted the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Gabba, former Indian captain Rahul Dravid began trending on social media
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Salman Khan has said that Radhe will release in theatres.
Salman Khan has said that Radhe will release in theatres.

Salman Khan confirms Radhe theatrical release on Eid 2021

By HT Entertainment Desk, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:39 PM IST
Salman Khan has now confirmed that after receiving requests of theatre owners from across the country, he will release his next, Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai, in theatres on Eid this year.
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India players celebrate after beating Australia in Brisbane(BCCI/Twitter)
India players celebrate after beating Australia in Brisbane(BCCI/Twitter)

'Don't know how to describe': Emotional Rahane struggles to find words after win

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:37 AM IST
Captain Ajinkya Rahane struggled to find words initially to describe his feelings after India won the series 2-1 to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
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Rahul Vaidya and Rubina Dilaik in an ugly fight.(Colors)
Rahul Vaidya and Rubina Dilaik in an ugly fight.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14: Rubina Dilaik pushes Rahul Vaidya in a fight, Aly Goni intervenes

UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:05 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14 written update day 105: Rubina Dilaik got angry when Rahul Vaidya dragged her equation with husband and co-contestant Abhinav Shukla in a fight.
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Karisma Kapoor played the titular role in Zubeida also starring Manoj Bajpayee and Rekha.
Karisma Kapoor played the titular role in Zubeida also starring Manoj Bajpayee and Rekha.

Zubeidaa turns 20: Shyam Benegal says love story worked even without a villain

By Shreya Mukherjee
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:29 PM IST
  • Director Shyam Benegal goes down memory lane as his National Award winning film Zubeidaa completes two decades, recalls how Manoj Bajpayee was initially diffident to play a Maharaja and Karisma Kapoor was nervous.
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Bigg Boss 14: Pavitra Punia said that her closeness with Eijaz Khan was not for the sake of the show.
Bigg Boss 14: Pavitra Punia said that her closeness with Eijaz Khan was not for the sake of the show.

Eijaz Khan opens up about relationship with Pavitra Punia, declares 'I love her'

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:42 PM IST
  • Eijaz Khan, who recently had to leave Bigg Boss 14 abruptly, has opened up about his relationship with Pavitra Punia.
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Saif Ali Khan in a still from Tandav.
Saif Ali Khan in a still from Tandav.

Tandav creator says changes will be implemented to controversial scenes

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:33 PM IST
  • Changes will be made to Tandav, after the web series was embroiled in a controversy surrounding certain scenes. Director Ali Abbas Zafar has issued a statement.
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Kareena Kapoor Khan is expecting her second child with Saif Ali Khan.
Kareena Kapoor Khan is expecting her second child with Saif Ali Khan.

Mom-to-be Kareena is in a food coma after lavish lunch sent by Armaan Jain

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:44 PM IST
  • Kareena Kapoor has shared a picture of her lavish lunch, sent by cousin Armaan Jain. Check it out here.
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File photo of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli. (PTI)

India squad for first two England Tests: Kohli, Ishant, Hardik return, Shaw axed

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:39 PM IST
  • India vs England: The 18-man strong squad includes most of the faces that were part of India's scintillating series win on Tuesday against Australia in Brisbane.
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Australia captain Tim Paine(AP)
Australia captain Tim Paine(AP)

'A better side outplayed us': Tim Paine reacts after India's series win

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:11 PM IST
Australia captain Tim Paine said India outplayed them and deserved to win the series. The Ajinkya Rahane-led Indian side beat Australia by 3 wickets in Brisbane to take the series 2-1
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India's Shubman Gill bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket Test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane.(AP)
India's Shubman Gill bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket Test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane.(AP)

Shubman Gill: India's batting future is now here

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:24 PM IST
After making his debut in the second Test of the Border-Gavaskar series, the Punjab batsman has been simply unstoppable.
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Indian players pose with the winning trophy after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket Test match at the Gabba, Brisbane(PTI)
Indian players pose with the winning trophy after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket Test match at the Gabba, Brisbane(PTI)

India claim top-spot in WTC standings after historic win at The Gabba

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:10 PM IST
Team India now has 430 points while second-placed New Zealand have 420 points in their kitty. Australia, with 322 points, are placed at the third spot.
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India players celebrate after beating Australia in Brisbane(BCCI/Twitter)
India players celebrate after beating Australia in Brisbane(BCCI/Twitter)

'Don't know how to describe': Emotional Rahane struggles to find words after win

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:37 AM IST
Captain Ajinkya Rahane struggled to find words initially to describe his feelings after India won the series 2-1 to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
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Australia Zoo's tweet has already accumulated 1,100 likes. (Twitter/@AustraliaZoo)
Australia Zoo's tweet has already accumulated 1,100 likes. (Twitter/@AustraliaZoo)

40-year-old rhino iguana dubbed oldest member of species in captivity

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:47 AM IST
Australia Zoo shared this news on their official Twitter account on January 19.
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The image shows Abell 370, a huge cluster of galaxies.(Instagram/@nasahubble)
The image shows Abell 370, a huge cluster of galaxies.(Instagram/@nasahubble)

NASA shares pic of huge cluster of galaxies. Guess how far it is from Earth

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:07 AM IST
“So cool,” read one comment under the share.
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The image shows two kittens hanging out indoors.(Reddit/@Kun_3bood)
The image shows two kittens hanging out indoors.(Reddit/@Kun_3bood)

Cute clip shows kittens being bamboozled by a spinning top. Watch

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:41 PM IST
This recording was shared on the aptly titled subreddit ‘animals being confused’.
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The image shows René Casselly performing a stunt with his elephant.(Instagram/@rene_casselly)
The image shows René Casselly performing a stunt with his elephant.(Instagram/@rene_casselly)

Watch: Animal trainer performs fascinating basketball stunts with elephants

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:57 PM IST
This recording was shared on the official Instagram account of René Casselly, aka, ‘Elephantboy’.
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Featuring the desert region of Algeria, the photographs show thin layers of ice in delicate patterns across the sand-dunes.(Facebook/@Karim Bouchetata )
Featuring the desert region of Algeria, the photographs show thin layers of ice in delicate patterns across the sand-dunes.(Facebook/@Karim Bouchetata )

Netizens awestruck with ‘frost paintings’ on sand-dunes in Algeria. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:21 PM IST
Shared on Karim Bouchetata’s Facebook and Instagram profiles, the photos were taken at the Ain Sefra dunes in Algeria
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In a separate decision, the ministry waived of the 75%-mark eligibility criteria in class 12 exams for students seeking admission to central technical and engineering schools via JEE (Main).(HT Photo)
In a separate decision, the ministry waived of the 75%-mark eligibility criteria in class 12 exams for students seeking admission to central technical and engineering schools via JEE (Main).(HT Photo)

Candidates to get more questions to choose from in JEE and NEET

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:56 AM IST
“The syllabus for JEE (Main 2021) to remain same as the previous year. But students will be given the choice to answer 75 questions (25 questions each in physics, chemistry & mathematics) out of 90 questions (30 questions each in physics, chemistry & mathematics),” the ministry said.
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Former executive editor of NDTV Nidhi Razdan's case would be transferred to the cyber cell-specialised unit, said a senior cop, preferring anonymity.(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times )
Former executive editor of NDTV Nidhi Razdan's case would be transferred to the cyber cell-specialised unit, said a senior cop, preferring anonymity.(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times )

Nidhi Razdan files complaint over online fraud

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:14 AM IST
Nidhi Razdan’s counsel Shri Singh said a complaint was filed at Greater Kailash police station on Monday. Singh said that they had earlier approached the Srinagar cops but were advised to contact Delhi Police since it was an issue related to the jurisdiction.
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Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla talked of Indo-Pacific joint effort a workshop to ensure the region remains open and peaceful.(PTI)
Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla talked of Indo-Pacific joint effort a workshop to ensure the region remains open and peaceful.(PTI)

Harsh Shringla calls for joint efforts to ensure peace in Indo-Pacific

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:01 AM IST
“An Indo-Pacific guided by norms and governed by rules, with freedom of navigation, open connectivity, and respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all states, is an article of faith for India,” Shringla told a workshop organised by the ORF and the embassies of France and Japan.
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Members of Supreme Court-constituted committee (L to R) Ashok Gulati, Anil Ghanwat and Pramod Kumar Joshi interact with the media in New Delhi on Tuesday. (HT photo)
Members of Supreme Court-constituted committee (L to R) Ashok Gulati, Anil Ghanwat and Pramod Kumar Joshi interact with the media in New Delhi on Tuesday. (HT photo)

SC panel on farm laws holds first meet, invites farmers for talks

By Zia Haq, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 03:43 AM IST
The committee will begin its consultations with farm unions on January 21. “Invitations have been sent to unions which are both pro- and anti-farm laws,” Anil Ghanwat, a member of the committee told HT.
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To ensure fewer doses are wasted each day, many centres started walk-in vaccination from Tuesday.(PTI)
To ensure fewer doses are wasted each day, many centres started walk-in vaccination from Tuesday.(PTI)

1,000 vaccine doses wasted in Delhi so far: Health officials

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:43 AM IST
Teams from a number of vaccination centres and health officials overseeing the city’s inoculation drive said at least 1,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccines have been wasted in Delhi so far. Health officials attributed the wastage mostly to fewer people coming up to get the jab.
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Health care workers transport a patient at the Royal London Hospital, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain(REUTERS)
Health care workers transport a patient at the Royal London Hospital, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain(REUTERS)

Covid-19: UK sets new record of daily deaths with 1,610 dead in last 24 hours

Reuters, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:57 PM IST
England and Scotland announced new national lockdowns on Jan. 4 in a bid to stem a surge in cases after the discovery of a more transmissible UK variant of the coronavirus late last year.
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With the election of Biden, well-known to many in Europe already from his years as vice president and decades in the senate, wide majorities in Germany, France and Britain are looking favorably to the coming years, according to the Washington-based Pew Research Center's survey conducted late last year.(Reuters)
With the election of Biden, well-known to many in Europe already from his years as vice president and decades in the senate, wide majorities in Germany, France and Britain are looking favorably to the coming years, according to the Washington-based Pew Research Center's survey conducted late last year.(Reuters)

Major European allies optimistic about Joe Biden administration, says survey

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:55 PM IST
Four years of President Donald Trump's “America First" approach to foreign policy, which included bashing traditional NATO friends and questioning the alliance itself while embracing authoritarian leaders, as well as new trade tariffs, have frayed relations with many in Europe.
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Members of the National Guard stand near the White House ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2021. REUTERS/JOISHUA ROBERTS (REUTERS)
Members of the National Guard stand near the White House ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2021. REUTERS/JOISHUA ROBERTS (REUTERS)

Biden inauguration: 2 Guard members removed over ties to right group militias

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:49 PM IST
The threat of an insider attack had prompted the FBI to screen all the 25,000 National Guard troops entering the capital.
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US President Donald Trump departs after speaking about the 2020 US presidential election results in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, US.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump departs after speaking about the 2020 US presidential election results in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, US.(Reuters)

Iran imposes symbolic sanctions on President Trump

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:48 PM IST
From time to time, Iran impose symbolic sanctions on US officials. Tuesday's announcement comes on Trump's last full day in office.
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Pedestrians wear protective face masks in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding talks Tuesday on a possible extension of the country�s virus measures, with curfews under consideration. Photographer: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Pedestrians wear protective face masks in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding talks Tuesday on a possible extension of the country�s virus measures, with curfews under consideration. Photographer: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

Germany poised for tighter shutdown as new coronavirus variant fuels fears

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:46 PM IST
The new variant found is believed to be more contagious.
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Odisha FC fought back to hold Hyderabad FC to a 1-1 draw(ISL/Twitter)
Odisha FC fought back to hold Hyderabad FC to a 1-1 draw(ISL/Twitter)

ISL: Odisha FC fight back to hold Hyderabad FC to 1-1 draw

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:37 PM IST
It was one-way traffic in the opening half with Hyderabad all over Odisha. Their dominance saw them head into the break with a one-goal advantage after creating numerous chances.
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File photo of Indian tennis star Sania Mirza(HT Sports)

Sania Mirza reveals she had contracted coronavirus

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:10 PM IST
Sania revealed that staying away from her two-year-old child was the toughest thing she faced after testing positive for Covid-19. She also said that the virus is no joke and everyone should take every precaution possible.
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File photo of Bruno Fernandes(REUTERS)

Fernandes in need of a rest? No chance, says Solskjaer

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:29 PM IST
Solskjaer, whose side top the table going into the midweek round of games, told reporters the midfielder's form was no cause for concern, however.
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File photo of Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier(REUTERS)

Atlético appeals to CAS in attempt to suspend Trippier ban

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Atlético filed its appeal to CAS a day after FIFA rejected the Spanish club's attempt to keep the ban imposed on the defender by the English Football Association from being applied worldwide.
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Churchill Brothers beat Punjab FC 1-0(Twitter)
Churchill Brothers beat Punjab FC 1-0(Twitter)

Late goal hands Churchill Brothers 1-0 win over Punjab FC

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:30 PM IST
The Goan side dominated the match both in terms of possession and chances created and the Punjab FC defence was under constant threat.
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Siddhartha Mohanty will replace TC Susheel Kumar as the managing director of Life Insurance Corp (Ramesh Pathania/Mint.)
Siddhartha Mohanty will replace TC Susheel Kumar as the managing director of Life Insurance Corp (Ramesh Pathania/Mint.)

Siddhartha Mohanty appointed as new LIC MD

By Gopika Gopakumar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:48 AM IST
In a notification issued on Tuesday, the appointments committee of the cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Siddhartha Mohanty till his superannuation on June 30, 2023.
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Joe Biden has already outlined a $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposal last week, saying bold investments were needed to jump-start the US economy.(Reuters)
Joe Biden has already outlined a $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposal last week, saying bold investments were needed to jump-start the US economy.(Reuters)

Hopes of new US stimulus, liquidity drive up markets

By Nasrin Sultana, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:37 AM IST
Shares across global markets climbed on Tuesday ahead of Janet Yellen’s confirmation speech as US Treasury secretary. Yellen is expected to tell the senate finance committee that the government must “act big” with its next coronavirus relief package.
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In the public sector, major areas of new spending were roads, water supply, community services, and irrigation
In the public sector, major areas of new spending were roads, water supply, community services, and irrigation

Govt’s infra push drives up project tenders in Q3

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:30 AM IST
Rising spending on productive assets such as roads, ports and factories support economic growth but the slow pace of growth in the December quarter indicates that recovery may still be on shaky ground and state governments have not fully recovered from the economic disruption caused by the pandemic.
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Petrol and diesel became costlier by 25 paise per litre on Tuesday in the Capital(Reuters)
Petrol and diesel became costlier by 25 paise per litre on Tuesday in the Capital(Reuters)

Govt may not reduce excise duty on fuel soon: Official

By Rajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:21 AM IST
The retail inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), was at a 77-month high at 7.6% in October. Although it softened a bit to 6.9% in November, it was still above the Reserve Bank of India’s medium-term target of 4%, with a band of plus or minus 2%.
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Investment bankers and traders have carried the load for their firms this year as consumer divisions came under pressure from the Covid-19 outbreak that shut down businesses and put millions out of work.(REUTERS)
Investment bankers and traders have carried the load for their firms this year as consumer divisions came under pressure from the Covid-19 outbreak that shut down businesses and put millions out of work.(REUTERS)

Bank of America’s trading unit falls short of rivals during bumper year

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:03 PM IST
Revenue from sales and trading rose 7% to $3.06 billion in the fourth quarter, missing analysts’ $3.15 billion forecast.
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Ayush NEET Counselling.(PTI file)
Ayush NEET Counselling.(PTI file)

Ayush NEET UG counselling 2020 registration begins, here's direct link

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:58 PM IST
  • Candidates can register online at aaccc.gov.in on or before January 24, 2021, till 12 noon.
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Representational image. (AP file)

London schools could re-open first after lockdown: Official

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:32 PM IST
It’s a “reasonable assumption” some schools could re-open after the half-term break in mid-February as promised by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Harries told a meeting of Parliament’s education committee on Tuesday.
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APSC Recruitment 2021.(HT file)
APSC Recruitment 2021.(HT file)

NTA Recruitment 2021: 58 vacancies for stenographer and others on offer

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:24 PM IST
  • Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions online at nta.ac.in on or before February 18, 2021.
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OSSSC Recruitment 2021.(HT File)
OSSSC Recruitment 2021.(HT File)

OSSSC Recruitment 2021: 600 vacancies for Pharmacists on offer

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:52 PM IST
  • Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions online at osssc.gov.in on or before February 6, 2021.
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SSC CHSL Marks 2021. (PTI file)
SSC CHSL Marks 2021. (PTI file)

SSC CHSL marks 2021 to be released today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:26 PM IST
  • Once the marks are uploaded, candidates will be able to check the SSC CHSL Marks online at ssc.nic.in.
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Mr Lal last saw his family during the Dussehra. His wife and children have never visited him in Delhi.
Mr Lal last saw his family during the Dussehra. His wife and children have never visited him in Delhi.

Delhiwale: An evening in Babu Lal’s village

By Mayank Austen Soofi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 03:33 AM IST
Babu shares his impressions about what his family must be doing back home
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Following the letter from Delhi government’s animal husbandry unit, the Archeological Survey of India issued an order to keep Red Fort shut for visitors till Thursday (January 21).(PTI)
Following the letter from Delhi government’s animal husbandry unit, the Archeological Survey of India issued an order to keep Red Fort shut for visitors till Thursday (January 21).(PTI)

Bird flu: Red Fort shut till January 26 after sample of dead crow tests positive

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:21 AM IST
The Delhi government’s animal husbandry department said around 15 crows were found dead on the premises of the Red Fort last week after which their samples were sent to Northern Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Jalandhar, Punjab.
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A motorcycle cuts through the dense fog near Pusa Campus in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A motorcycle cuts through the dense fog near Pusa Campus in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi air ‘severe’ for the sixth time in 19 days

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:12 AM IST
VK Soni, head of IMD’s environment monitoring and research centre, said after the fog layer lifted, wind speed picked up and dispersion of pollutants started. The impact of this ventilation would be seen on Wednesday, when the average AQI is expected to climb down to the ”very poor” zone.
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The last date to apply is February 16 and senior DDA officials said that the draw of lots for the new scheme will be held at the end of February or first week of March.(Representational Image)
The last date to apply is February 16 and senior DDA officials said that the draw of lots for the new scheme will be held at the end of February or first week of March.(Representational Image)

Nearly 47,000 register to buy flats in DDA housing scheme

By Risha Chitlangia, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 03:16 AM IST
A senior DDA official said, “We have received 46,500 registrations of which close to 9,000 people have already submitted their applications. Till Monday, 2,325 applicants had made the payment. Going by the number of people who have registered, the response has been good so far.”
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In class 10, 40% students attended the class on the first day and 55% attended classes on the second day.(HT_PRINT)
In class 10, 40% students attended the class on the first day and 55% attended classes on the second day.(HT_PRINT)

40% students attend classes on Day 2 of Delhi govt schools reopening

By Kainat Sarfaraz, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 03:21 AM IST
Principals across several government schools in the capital reported varying percentages of attendance. This was due to various factors including cold weather, the upcoming JEE scheduled in February, and correlation between the number of students in the school and the available space.
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Indrani Mukerjea is one of the accused in the Sheena Bora murder case. (HT Photo)
Indrani Mukerjea is one of the accused in the Sheena Bora murder case. (HT Photo)

Sheena Bora murder case: CBI court refuses to exempt Indrani Mukerjea from wearing jail uniform sari

By Charul Shah, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:08 AM IST
A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Tuesday rejected an application filed by Indrani Mukerjea, seeking exemption from wearing the green saree – a uniform for women prisoners across Maharashtra
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Possibly the youngest among all the candidates, Ruturaj Deshmukh, a 21-year-old science graduate, won the election from Ghatne village in Mohol, Solapur.
Possibly the youngest among all the candidates, Ruturaj Deshmukh, a 21-year-old science graduate, won the election from Ghatne village in Mohol, Solapur.

Gram panchayats across Maharashtra get a shot of fresh blood as youngsters win elections

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:02 AM IST
When 22-year-old Sandhya Sonawane decided to contest the gram panchayat polls from Naigaon, Ahmednagar, many ridiculed her for the decision
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There is a proposal to start more CBSE schools in Mumbai. These schools will be in old or unused BMC buildings.
There is a proposal to start more CBSE schools in Mumbai. These schools will be in old or unused BMC buildings.

BMC proposes 10 more CBSE-affiliated civic schools in Mumbai

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:55 AM IST
To attract more parents to civic body schools, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) education department has proposed to start 10 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools from the academic year 2021-22
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According to police, after the purchase, the accused would then mortgage the cars and borrow money from individuals under the guise of some urgent requirements.
According to police, after the purchase, the accused would then mortgage the cars and borrow money from individuals under the guise of some urgent requirements.

Inter-state vehicle racket busted by Mumbai Police: 7 arrested, 19 high-end cars seized

By Manish K Pathak, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:51 AM IST
The Mumbai crime branch has busted an inter-state racket by arresting seven people, who allegedly purchase high-end cars after getting them financed by reputed private banks using forged documents
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People celebrate the gram panchayat election results in Mankoli village, Thane, on Monday, January 18, 2021. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
People celebrate the gram panchayat election results in Mankoli village, Thane, on Monday, January 18, 2021. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Maharashtra gram panchayat elections: Shiv Sena, BJP claim they won highest number of victories

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:48 AM IST
Both the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday claimed they had won the highest number of gram panchayats (village council), as results to the elections to 12,711 gram panchayats that went to polls on January 15 were announced
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The study involved all healthcare providers in the South West of England taking a new approach.(Unsplash)
The study involved all healthcare providers in the South West of England taking a new approach.(Unsplash)

Research suggest simple, cheap test can help save lives from colorectal cancer

ANI, London [uk]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:59 PM IST
New research has demonstrated that a simple, cheap test can help identify who is at risk of developing colorectal cancer, aiding early diagnosis and potentially saving lives.
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With its cavernous malls, frenetic construction and legions of foreign workers, Dubai was built on the promise of globalization, drawing largely from the aviation, hospitality and retail sectors — all hard hit by the virus.(Unsplash)
With its cavernous malls, frenetic construction and legions of foreign workers, Dubai was built on the promise of globalization, drawing largely from the aviation, hospitality and retail sectors — all hard hit by the virus.(Unsplash)

Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

AP, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:16 PM IST
Since becoming one of the world's first destinations to open up for tourism, Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot.
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According to the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people with diabetes in India is expected to rise to 69.9 million from 40.9 million by 2025.(Pixabay)
According to the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people with diabetes in India is expected to rise to 69.9 million from 40.9 million by 2025.(Pixabay)

How can you treat diabetes the Ayurvedic way

ANI, Gurugram (haryana) [india]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:58 PM IST
One of India's leading Ayurvedic medicines developers, Butterfly Ayurveda, recommends people to take care of their sugar levels with Ayurveda, particularly during this pandemic since they are at huge risk of Covid-19.
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Despite the coronavirus restricting gym capacity while shuttering some entirely, the traditional January spike in memberships has matched—and in some ways exceeded—those of years past.(Unsplash)
Despite the coronavirus restricting gym capacity while shuttering some entirely, the traditional January spike in memberships has matched—and in some ways exceeded—those of years past.(Unsplash)

How Covid-19 has permanently changed the fitness industry

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:15 PM IST
Covid-19 has accelerated adoption of a hybrid model of online/in-person workouts that more brick-and-mortar gyms are likely to retain when the pandemic recedes.
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The travel pass will keep passengers in control of their data and facilitate sharing their test results with airlines and authorities for travel. (Pixabay)
The travel pass will keep passengers in control of their data and facilitate sharing their test results with airlines and authorities for travel. (Pixabay)

UAE’s Emirates and Etihad Airways to introduce Covid-19 travel pass

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:46 PM IST
Dubai’s Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways have partnered with the International Air Transport Association to introduce a travel pass for passengers who have been inoculated against Covid-19 or have tested negative.
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Rahul Vaidya and Rubina Dilaik in an ugly fight.(Colors)
Rahul Vaidya and Rubina Dilaik in an ugly fight.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14: Rubina Dilaik pushes Rahul Vaidya in a fight, Aly Goni intervenes

UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:05 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14 written update day 105: Rubina Dilaik got angry when Rahul Vaidya dragged her equation with husband and co-contestant Abhinav Shukla in a fight.
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Bigg Boss 14: Pavitra Punia said that her closeness with Eijaz Khan was not for the sake of the show.
Bigg Boss 14: Pavitra Punia said that her closeness with Eijaz Khan was not for the sake of the show.

Eijaz Khan opens up about relationship with Pavitra Punia, declares 'I love her'

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:42 PM IST
  • Eijaz Khan, who recently had to leave Bigg Boss 14 abruptly, has opened up about his relationship with Pavitra Punia.
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There reports doing the rounds that Krushna Abhishek got offended by one of the jokes cracked by his co-star on The Kapil Sharma Show, Kiku Sharda.
There reports doing the rounds that Krushna Abhishek got offended by one of the jokes cracked by his co-star on The Kapil Sharma Show, Kiku Sharda.

Tiff between Krushna-Kiku on sets of comedy show? All is well, they say

By Rishabh Suri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:55 PM IST
Both Krushna Abhishek and Kiku Sharda have assured that there is no fight between them and what they perform on The Kapil Sharma Show is part of the script.
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Zeeshan Khan plays Aryan on Kumkum Bhagya.
Zeeshan Khan plays Aryan on Kumkum Bhagya.

Kumkum Bhagya actor Zeeshan Khan recalls casting couch incident

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:54 PM IST
  • Actor Zeeshan Khan, who appears in Kumkum Bhagya, has recalled a casting couch incident that he experienced.
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Shivin Narang wants to explore OTT space.
Shivin Narang wants to explore OTT space.

Shivin Narang: No hang ups in doing intimate scenes on OTT if story demands

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:27 PM IST
Actor Shivin Narang says why he did not take up much work on TV last year. He also talks about his 2020 plans and adds that he is keen on exploring OTT.
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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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