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Farmer leaders address a gathering at Tikri border on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Farmer leaders address a gathering at Tikri border on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Infiltrators defamed our stir: Farmers at Tikri site

By Fareeha Iftikhar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:53 AM IST
  • On Tuesday, a group of farmers who started the tractor march from the Tikri border broke police barricades to veer away from the agreed-upon route between the farm unions and Delhi Police.
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Lt Gen (retired) Asad Durrani's petition is expected to be heard again by the high court in the second week of February. (TWITTER).
Lt Gen (retired) Asad Durrani's petition is expected to be heard again by the high court in the second week of February. (TWITTER).

Former ISI chief Asad Durrani in touch with RAW since 2008: Pakistan

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:34 AM IST
  • Durrani has faced problems from Pakistan’s military establishment since he co-authored the book The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace with former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief AS Dulat in 2018.
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Biden administration has withdrawn Trump's order which was a part of his larger plan to reform the legal immigration sysstem to ensure Americans had the first shot at American jobs and not foreigners, under his overarching “Buy American, Hire American” policy.(Bloomberg)
Biden administration has withdrawn Trump's order which was a part of his larger plan to reform the legal immigration sysstem to ensure Americans had the first shot at American jobs and not foreigners, under his overarching “Buy American, Hire American” policy.(Bloomberg)

Biden admin to let H-1B spouses work

By Yashwant Raj, Hindustan Times, Washington Dc
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:54 AM IST
  • The reversal comes as a huge relief for a community that had lived with mounting uncertainty after former President Donald Trump’s administration sought to take away their work authorisation.
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Security personnel guard Red Fort a day after protesters stormed the monument. (PTI)
Security personnel guard Red Fort a day after protesters stormed the monument. (PTI)

Cracks in stir after mayhem; farmers call off Feb 1 march

By Zia Haq, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:22 AM IST
  • Leaders of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the platform of farm unions leading the protests, on Wednesday apologised for the violent events in Delhi that have dented the credibility of the movement.
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India and the US highlighted the need to collectively address challenges in the post-Covid-19 era and also agreed to work closely on key issues such as counter-terrorism and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (REUTERS PHOTO).
India and the US highlighted the need to collectively address challenges in the post-Covid-19 era and also agreed to work closely on key issues such as counter-terrorism and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (REUTERS PHOTO).

US leaders dial Indian counterparts; talk cooperation in defence, Indo-Pacific

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:53 PM IST
  • In an introductory telephone call from US secretary of defence Lloyd Austin to Rajnath Singh, the two sides reaffirmed their commitment to work together to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation and the strategic partnership.
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China has attempted to pin the blame for the cancelled vaccine trials in Bangladesh on India(AP)
China has attempted to pin the blame for the cancelled vaccine trials in Bangladesh on India(AP)

Chinese vaccine trial in Dhaka fell through. Its state media blames New Delhi

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:07 PM IST
  • Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech told Bangladesh in September last year that it didn't have money to pay for the vaccine trials and its request for funding to CEPI had been declined.
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A video of an unruly tractor moving waywardly towards police personnel at ITO emerged on Tuesday as farmers protesting against farm laws deviated from their route and moved inside the Capital.
A video of an unruly tractor moving waywardly towards police personnel at ITO emerged on Tuesday as farmers protesting against farm laws deviated from their route and moved inside the Capital.

How unruly farmers tried to embarrass India on Republic Day

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:09 PM IST
The tractor-borne unruly farmers were minutes away from India Gate when they were blocked by New Delhi Range police.
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Rishabh Pant was the toast of his team mates and the cricket world as India conquered Fortress Gabba.(Getty Images)
Rishabh Pant was the toast of his team mates and the cricket world as India conquered Fortress Gabba.(Getty Images)

INTERVIEW | 'Outside the ropes there's no fielder, why not go for a six?': Pant

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:51 AM IST
Gabba hero Rishabh Pant details his and India’s turnaround in the last Test, says going for victory was on his mind all along.
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The vehement opposition the party faced between 2014 and 2016 led them to conclude that despite the party’s historic win, there is an obstructionist cabal that thinks that the BJP has no right to govern India (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The vehement opposition the party faced between 2014 and 2016 led them to conclude that despite the party’s historic win, there is an obstructionist cabal that thinks that the BJP has no right to govern India (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

The roots of the BJP’s unilateralism

By Rahul Verma
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:29 AM IST
It believes that the opposition to its policies is not principled. But it shouldn’t underestimate social forces
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File photo of India first Test captain Col. CK Nayudu (left) and Lala Amarnath (right).(Getty Images)
File photo of India first Test captain Col. CK Nayudu (left) and Lala Amarnath (right).(Getty Images)

India vs England: History of Tests in India - Part 1 - (1933-34 to 1963-64)

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:48 PM IST
  • In the first part of our series we look back at England's tours of India from 1933-34 to 1963-64
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When Shah Rukh Khan secretly pinched Kajol during a romantic scene in Baazigar

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:50 PM IST
During an earlier appearance on Koffee With Karan, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol talked about how she could not get a romantic scene in Baazigar right and how he had to surreptitiously pinch her to get the desired reaction.
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Actor Saif Ali Khan headlines Ali Abbas Zafar’s web show Tandav.(HT_PRINT)
Actor Saif Ali Khan headlines Ali Abbas Zafar’s web show Tandav.(HT_PRINT)

Tandav row: All the controversies that have plagued Saif Ali Khan's Amazon show

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:44 PM IST
  • As the Supreme Court refused to grant protection to the makers of Tandav, here are all the controversies that have plagued the Amazon Prime Video political drama, created by Ali Abbas Zafar and starring Saif Ali Khan.
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Australia's Nathan Lyon.(AP)
Australia's Nathan Lyon.(AP)

'Thank you for kind gesture': Lyon shares photo of Team India's signed jersey

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:10 PM IST
Sharing a series of images on his Instagram, Lyon opened up on the tough series and congratulated the Indian team for pulling off a sensational series win.
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Bobby Deol's wife, Tanya, keeps a low profile.
Bobby Deol's wife, Tanya, keeps a low profile.

When Bobby Deol courted wife Tanya by cold calling her 'at an absurd hour'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:09 PM IST
  • Bobby Deol's wife, Tanya, once recalled the story of how the actor made moves on her by calling her in the dead of night, only to be ignored.
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Photo of Ajinkya Rahane (L) and India head coach Ravi Shastri(Twitter)

'He can single-handedly take the game away from opposition’: Ajinkya Rahane

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:49 PM IST
Ajinkya Rahane stated that Pant has the ability to take the game away from the opposition singlehandedly. All he needs to back his natural game.
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Bombay Jayashri says she has “delivered film songs like a director’s actor”. (Photo: Facebook/BombayJayashriRamnath)
Bombay Jayashri says she has “delivered film songs like a director’s actor”. (Photo: Facebook/BombayJayashriRamnath)

Bombay Jayashri on Padma Shri win: It’s big for people who loved me for 40 years

By Henna Rakheja, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:41 AM IST
As soon as her phone began buzzing on the eve of Republic Day, Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri Ramnath browsed through TV news channels
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Actor Shruti Haasan’s latest Telugu film Krack alongside Ravi Teja have got positive feedback.
Actor Shruti Haasan’s latest Telugu film Krack alongside Ravi Teja have got positive feedback.

Shruti Haasan: Keyboard, computer that dad gifted when I turned 18 changed my life

By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:28 AM IST
As she turns a year older today, actor-singer Shruti Haasan says her father, veteran actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan’s gifting her a keyboard and a computer on her 18th birthday will always remain special as music became an integral part of her life.
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Actor Aahana S Kumra, who will be seen next in the Indian remake of Call My Agent, is in talks for a Bollywood project too.
Actor Aahana S Kumra, who will be seen next in the Indian remake of Call My Agent, is in talks for a Bollywood project too.

Aahana Kumra: If you’re hardworking, not stuck up about playing only lead roles, there’s enough work

By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:01 AM IST
Actor Aahana S Kumra says she said yes to roles many rejected because she would rather keep her doors open, slowly climb up the ladder and be a working actor and not a waiting actor.
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Vikas and Rubina during a fight.(Colors)
Vikas and Rubina during a fight.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 113: Vikas fights with Arshi, Rubina and Nikki

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:52 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 day 113: Vikas was seen locking horns with one and all. Meanwhile, Rubina claimed Devoleena did not appreciate Vikas kissing her.
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Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin has two releases set for 2021.
Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin has two releases set for 2021.

Tahir Raj Bhasin: Very confident Kabir Khan has a winner on hand with ‘83

By Rishabh Suri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:52 PM IST
Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin talks about getting back to work on Loop Lapeta and the delay in the release of ‘83.
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Former Indian cricketer and current BCCI (Board Of Control for Cricket in India) president Sourav Ganguly.(REUTERS)
Former Indian cricketer and current BCCI (Board Of Control for Cricket in India) president Sourav Ganguly.(REUTERS)

Sourav Ganguly goes for 'checkup', vitals stable, says hospital

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:41 PM IST
Ganguly wasn’t feeling well since Tuesday evening, a source close to the family said.
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India's Kuldeep Yadav bowls in the nets at the Sydney Cricket Ground during training in Sydney, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, ahead of their cricket test against Australia starting Thursday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)(AP)
India's Kuldeep Yadav bowls in the nets at the Sydney Cricket Ground during training in Sydney, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, ahead of their cricket test against Australia starting Thursday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)(AP)

'Not playing me in Brisbane Test was correct decision,' says Kuldeep Yadav

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:55 PM IST
India vs Australia: Speaking in an interaction with Sportstar, Kuldeep said that while he expected to play in Gabba, the decision to not include him in the playing XI was a correct one.
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File photo of India first Test captain Col. CK Nayudu (left) and Lala Amarnath (right).(Getty Images)
File photo of India first Test captain Col. CK Nayudu (left) and Lala Amarnath (right).(Getty Images)

India vs England: History of Tests in India - Part 1 - (1933-34 to 1963-64)

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:48 PM IST
  • In the first part of our series we look back at England's tours of India from 1933-34 to 1963-64
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India's Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin celebrate their partnership at SCG.(Reuters)
India's Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin celebrate their partnership at SCG.(Reuters)

'Felt I owed team that innings': Vihari recalls SCG heroics

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:29 PM IST
India vs Australia: Vihari had suffered a hamstring injury but he needed to bat on for over 40 overs along with Ashwin to save the Test for his team in Sydney.
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The image shows Luciana Rebello with her mom.(Facebook/@Luciana Rebello)

Mom shaves her head to support daughter battling cancer. Watch emotional video

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:46 AM IST
The emotional video has now left many misty-eyed.
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The image shows baby elephant Penzi playing in mud.(Facebook/@Reid Park Zoo)
The image shows baby elephant Penzi playing in mud.(Facebook/@Reid Park Zoo)

Baby elephant Penzi slips and slides in mud amid snowfall. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:59 PM IST
“Watching this has made my day. Just love them,” wrote a Facebook user while commenting on the video.
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The statue of the Alabai, the Central Asian shepherd dog is seen in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.(AP)
The statue of the Alabai, the Central Asian shepherd dog is seen in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.(AP)

Turkmenistan ruler creates new national holiday to honour local dog breed

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:18 PM IST
President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov ordered the holiday praising the Alabai, the Central Asian shepherd dog, to be celebrated on the last Sunday of April.
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Workers lift a fossilised tree, part of a petrified forest, with a crane on the island of Lesbos, Greece.(REUTERS)
Workers lift a fossilised tree, part of a petrified forest, with a crane on the island of Lesbos, Greece.(REUTERS)

20-million-year-old fossilised tree discovered by scientists in Greece

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:57 PM IST
The tree was found during roadwork near an ancient forest petrified millions of years ago.
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A feline sitting inside a cat cave bed.(Twitter/@HeyitsTowler)
A feline sitting inside a cat cave bed.(Twitter/@HeyitsTowler)

Human puts ‘eyes’ on cat’s cave bed, result is hilarious. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:47 PM IST
Since being shared, the video has gathered over 3.2 million views.
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Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s memorial in Chennai. (HT FILE PHOTO).
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s memorial in Chennai. (HT FILE PHOTO).

Jayalalithaa’s residence: Madras HC allows state to hold event on January 28

By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:44 AM IST
  • Even though the case was posted for February 4, the court heard the case on Wednesday based on the request of the former Tamil Nadu CM's family.
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The court said there were 189 proposals regarding appointments pending with the government as on December 31.(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)
The court said there were 189 proposals regarding appointments pending with the government as on December 31.(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)

Fix timeline for judicial appointments, says SC

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:40 AM IST
  • An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde said that all endeavours should be made to ensure appointments come through in a time-bound manner.
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BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari made the allegations at a public rally in Jhargram on Wednesday. (ANI PHOTO).
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari made the allegations at a public rally in Jhargram on Wednesday. (ANI PHOTO).

TMC rigged the 2018 panchayat polls, alleges Suvendu Adhikari

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:26 AM IST
  • The TMC, however, has hit back calling it the height of hypocrisy and refuting the charges as baseless allegations.
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Security personnel guard Red Fort a day after protesters stormed the monument. (PTI)
Security personnel guard Red Fort a day after protesters stormed the monument. (PTI)

Cracks in stir after mayhem; farmers call off Feb 1 march

By Zia Haq, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:22 AM IST
  • Leaders of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the platform of farm unions leading the protests, on Wednesday apologised for the violent events in Delhi that have dented the credibility of the movement.
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France’s ecological transition minister Barbara Pompili, whose post is considered number two in the government, will begin her visit to India on Thursday. (TWITTER/@barbarapompili)
France’s ecological transition minister Barbara Pompili, whose post is considered number two in the government, will begin her visit to India on Thursday. (TWITTER/@barbarapompili)

India, France to sign two agreements during French minister's 5-day visit

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:03 AM IST
  • Singh and Pompili will preside over the signing of a letter of intent between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the French Development Agency (AFD) for developing a floating solar plant of up to 150 MW.
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Biden administration has withdrawn Trump's order which was a part of his larger plan to reform the legal immigration sysstem to ensure Americans had the first shot at American jobs and not foreigners, under his overarching “Buy American, Hire American” policy.(Bloomberg)
Biden administration has withdrawn Trump's order which was a part of his larger plan to reform the legal immigration sysstem to ensure Americans had the first shot at American jobs and not foreigners, under his overarching “Buy American, Hire American” policy.(Bloomberg)

Biden admin to let H-1B spouses work

By Yashwant Raj, Hindustan Times, Washington Dc
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:54 AM IST
  • The reversal comes as a huge relief for a community that had lived with mounting uncertainty after former President Donald Trump’s administration sought to take away their work authorisation.
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Lt Gen (retired) Asad Durrani's petition is expected to be heard again by the high court in the second week of February. (TWITTER).
Lt Gen (retired) Asad Durrani's petition is expected to be heard again by the high court in the second week of February. (TWITTER).

Former ISI chief Asad Durrani in touch with RAW since 2008: Pakistan

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:34 AM IST
  • Durrani has faced problems from Pakistan’s military establishment since he co-authored the book The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace with former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief AS Dulat in 2018.
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India and the US highlighted the need to collectively address challenges in the post-Covid-19 era and also agreed to work closely on key issues such as counter-terrorism and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (REUTERS PHOTO).
India and the US highlighted the need to collectively address challenges in the post-Covid-19 era and also agreed to work closely on key issues such as counter-terrorism and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (REUTERS PHOTO).

US leaders dial Indian counterparts; talk cooperation in defence, Indo-Pacific

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:53 PM IST
  • In an introductory telephone call from US secretary of defence Lloyd Austin to Rajnath Singh, the two sides reaffirmed their commitment to work together to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation and the strategic partnership.
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Brazil had the most deforestation, accounting for 61% of the hotspots in the Amazon overall.(Reuters file photo)
Brazil had the most deforestation, accounting for 61% of the hotspots in the Amazon overall.(Reuters file photo)

Deforestation soars in Amazon forest in 2020, analysis finds

Reuters, Brasilia
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:03 PM IST
  • A first look at deforestation in the full year of 2020 shows that roughly 21,000 square kilometers (8,108 square miles) of old-growth forest was cut or burned down, about the size of New Jersey, the US-based non-profit group found in its analysis of satellite data.
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Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US ambassador to the United Nations (UN) for U.S. President Joe Biden, listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US ambassador to the United Nations (UN) for U.S. President Joe Biden, listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)

Biden’s UN nominee urged to counter China, defend 2019 speech

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:03 PM IST
Thomas-Greenfield, who would be one of the highest-ranking Black officials in Biden’s administration, plans to emphasize “old-fashioned, people-to-people diplomacy” while calling for making the UN more accountable.
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IOC President, Thomas Bach, hosts the first Executive Board meeting for 2021 at the Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland January 27, 2021. Greg Martin/IOC/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)
IOC President, Thomas Bach, hosts the first Executive Board meeting for 2021 at the Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland January 27, 2021. Greg Martin/IOC/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Olympic chief Bach calls for 'patience' over Tokyo Games

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:27 PM IST
"We just have to ask for patience and understanding, is the main message," Bach said after an executive board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
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AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left, and Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku argue during an Italian Cup round of 8 soccer match between Inter Milan and AC Milan at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021.(AP)
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left, and Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku argue during an Italian Cup round of 8 soccer match between Inter Milan and AC Milan at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021.(AP)

Ibrahimović denounces racism after spat with Lukaku

AP, Milan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:35 PM IST
“In ZLATAN’s world there is no place for RACISM,” Ibrahimović wrote on Twitter. “We are all the same race — we are all equal !! We are all PLAYERS some better then others.”
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Photo of ace Indian distance runner Sudha Singh(HT Photo)
Photo of ace Indian distance runner Sudha Singh(HT Photo)

Sudha Singh eyes national marathon record, Tokyo qualification

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:27 PM IST
The distance runner from Uttar Pradesh, awarded the Padma Shri, is confident of making a smooth switch having won two Asian Games medals in 3000m steeplechase.
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FC Goa players celebrate a goal against Hyderabad FC during their Indian Super League match(PTI)
FC Goa players celebrate a goal against Hyderabad FC during their Indian Super League match(PTI)

India to bid for 2021 Asian Champions League

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:15 PM IST
This is the first time an Indian club will be at the high table of Asian football which has expanded from 32 to 40 teams and will be held in two zones, east and west.
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File photo of Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp(REUTERS)

Liverpool must be a team nobody wants to play, says Klopp

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:53 PM IST
The champions are winless in their last five league matches which has resulted in a slide from the top of the standings to fifth in the league while they were also knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United over the weekend.
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Family members of a migrant labourer on foot walking from Delhi to their native place spotted on Delhi-Kolkata NH 2, during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, in Dhanbad. (Chandan Paul/Hindustan Times)
Family members of a migrant labourer on foot walking from Delhi to their native place spotted on Delhi-Kolkata NH 2, during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, in Dhanbad. (Chandan Paul/Hindustan Times)

The poorest have been worst hit by pandemic

By , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:45 AM IST
  • Azim Premji University carried out a lockdown survey in April and May of 4,942 workers. Six months later (September-November), we revisited the same workers and managed to interview 2,778 of them.
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Gopinath, in response to a question on the new farm laws, said: “These particular farm laws were in the area of marketing."(File photo)
Gopinath, in response to a question on the new farm laws, said: “These particular farm laws were in the area of marketing."(File photo)

India’s new agri laws have potential to raise farm income: IMF's Gita Gopinath

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:24 PM IST
There are multiple areas where the reforms are needed, including infrastructure, the Chief Economist of the Washington-based global financial institution said on Tuesday.
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A total of 56.01 per cent children were found to have no access to smartphones, the study said.(Unsplash)
A total of 56.01 per cent children were found to have no access to smartphones, the study said.(Unsplash)

Chinese smartphone brands expanded India market share in 2020: Report

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:25 PM IST
Chinese brands commanded 75% of India's smartphone market last year, up from 71% in 2019 and the highest since at least 2014.
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Goyal said that the strong growth of startups could transform India from a screwdriver economy to technology-driven economy.(PTI File Photo)
Goyal said that the strong growth of startups could transform India from a screwdriver economy to technology-driven economy.(PTI File Photo)

Business should dedicate portion of their wealth to fund startups: Goyal

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:07 PM IST
He suggested that business persons can come together and pool their resources, "may be an initial 10,000 crore fund," which is domestically driven and professionally managed, with no role of government in it.
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FDI is a major driver of economic growth and an important source of non-debt finance for the economic development of India.(Reuters)
FDI is a major driver of economic growth and an important source of non-debt finance for the economic development of India.(Reuters)

FDI into India up 37 percent to USD 43.85 billion during April-November 2020

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:32 PM IST
Total FDI inflows during the eight-month period of the current fiscal grew by 22 per cent to USD 58.37 billion.
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The Haryana government will provide free books to Scheduled Caste students studying in state-run colleges, officials said on Wednesday.(ANI file)
The Haryana government will provide free books to Scheduled Caste students studying in state-run colleges, officials said on Wednesday.(ANI file)

Haryana govt to provide free textbooks to Schedule Caste college students

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:46 PM IST
The Haryana government will provide free books to Scheduled Caste students studying in state-run colleges, officials said on Wednesday.
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NHRC Recruitment 2021(HT File)
NHRC Recruitment 2021(HT File)

NHRC Recruitment 2021: Application closing soon for 26 vacancies, check details

Edited by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:46 PM IST
  • National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has invited applications for recruitment against 26 vacancies for Stenographer, Research Assistant and other posts.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it would not be possible to reopen schools in February, but that he hoped the vaccination programme would allow them to open their doors from March 8..(Bloomberg)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it would not be possible to reopen schools in February, but that he hoped the vaccination programme would allow them to open their doors from March 8..(Bloomberg)

UK PM Johnson pushes back school reopening until March 8

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:33 PM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it would not be possible to reopen schools in February.
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JNVST 2021 admit card out (HT file)
JNVST 2021 admit card out (HT file)

JNVST 2021: Navodaya Vidyalaya class 9 entrance exam admit card out

Edited by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:50 PM IST
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya on Wednesday released admit card for Class 9th entrance exam- JNVST 2021
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ISRO has short-listed 20 space-based experiment proposals from Russia, France, Sweden and Germany for its proposed Venus orbiter mission ‘Shukrayaan’ to study the planet for more than four years, sources in the Bengaluru- headquartered space agency said.(PTI/ File photo)
ISRO has short-listed 20 space-based experiment proposals from Russia, France, Sweden and Germany for its proposed Venus orbiter mission ‘Shukrayaan’ to study the planet for more than four years, sources in the Bengaluru- headquartered space agency said.(PTI/ File photo)

Students of college in Coimbatore develop satellite for ISRO

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:15 PM IST
Students of Sri Shakti Institute of Engineering and Technology, in Coimbatore, have designed and developed a satellite at a cost of 2.5 crore.
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Damaged security screening stations at Red Fort, a day after the violence in the Capital. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Damaged security screening stations at Red Fort, a day after the violence in the Capital. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

A wall of security around Red Fort as dust of violence settles

By Anvit Srivastava, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:00 AM IST
  • The Red Fort was at the heart of the violence as farmers deviated from their tractor rally routes, barged into the monument, damaged property, and hoisted flags on the ramparts
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A tractor rally organised by farmers’ unions representatives protesting against the newly passed farm laws turned violent which left nearly 400 police personnel injured. (HT Photos)
A tractor rally organised by farmers’ unions representatives protesting against the newly passed farm laws turned violent which left nearly 400 police personnel injured. (HT Photos)

Violence at tractor rally: Actor Deep Sidhu, gangster Sidhana named in FIR

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:19 AM IST
  • Farmers’ union representatives also chose to distance themselves from actor Deep Sidhu and his participation in Tuesday afternoon’s violence.
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Farmer leaders address a gathering at Tikri border on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Farmer leaders address a gathering at Tikri border on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Infiltrators defamed our stir: Farmers at Tikri site

By Fareeha Iftikhar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:53 AM IST
  • On Tuesday, a group of farmers who started the tractor march from the Tikri border broke police barricades to veer away from the agreed-upon route between the farm unions and Delhi Police.
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Red Fort complex is closed off for visitors till January 31(Amal KS / Hindustan Times)
Red Fort complex is closed off for visitors till January 31(Amal KS / Hindustan Times)

Red Fort to remain closed for visitors till January 31: ASI order

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:24 PM IST
Earlier on Wednesday, culture and tourism minister Prahlad Patel visited the site and has sought a report on the incident from the ASI.
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Mercury inches upwards, slight relief from the biting cold in Delhi

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:35 PM IST
A day after Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 2
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Rambeer Naresh Kumar Sharma has turned approver in the case.
Rambeer Naresh Kumar Sharma has turned approver in the case.

Conspiracy to kill slain Matka king’s widow: Arrested accused turns approver

By Manish K Pathak, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:24 AM IST
Rambeer Naresh Kumar Sharma alias Pandit who has been arrested by the Mumbai Police’s crime branch in connection with the alleged conspiracy to eliminate Jaya Bhagat, widow of slain Matka king Suresh Bhagat, and her sister Asha Bhatt, has turned an approver in the case
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Thermal screening of students at Karad Municipal School.
Thermal screening of students at Karad Municipal School.

Mixed response as schools in Maharashtra reopen for Class 5 to 8

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:24 AM IST
On Day 1 of reopening schools, some schools saw a good turnout of students, while in some others, parents were still not willing to send their children to school due to Covid-19 pandemic and related risks.
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Sanitisation work in progress at a junior college on Ghodbunder Road in Thane. (HT FILE )
Sanitisation work in progress at a junior college on Ghodbunder Road in Thane. (HT FILE )

Mumbai colleges gear up for reopening, await clarity from govt

By Shreya Bhandary, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:21 AM IST
With the ministry for higher and technical education as well as state universities still mum on this matter, several city colleges have come up with their own standard operating procedures (SOPs) to be followed to ensure regular sanitisation as well as social distancing norms are maintained in order to avoid any untoward circumstances.
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Varavara Rao, accused in the Elgar Parishad case has been facing numerous health issues since his arrest. (HT PHOTO)
Varavara Rao, accused in the Elgar Parishad case has been facing numerous health issues since his arrest. (HT PHOTO)

NIA supports plan to shift P Varavara Rao to Mumbai’s Sir JJ Hospital

By KAY Dodhiya, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:20 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday supported a proposal by the state government to shift 82-year-old Telugu poet P Varavara Rao, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case, to the prison ward of Sir JJ Hospital and opposed the petition filed by Rao’s wife P Hemlatha seeking bail for him on medical grounds
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Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray at the inauguration of a zoological park in Nagpur on Tuesday. (CMO)
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray at the inauguration of a zoological park in Nagpur on Tuesday. (CMO)

Mission Vidarbha: Uddhav Thackeray looks to increase Sena’s base

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:18 AM IST
Maharashtra chief minister Makes four visits to the region in two months; says Vidarbha’s blood courses through his veins, will bring in development.
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Fashion designer Rina Dhaka in Lucknow (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Fashion designer Rina Dhaka in Lucknow (Deepak Gupta/HT)

Rina Dhaka: Need to bring khadi into mainstream

By Deep Saxena
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:44 PM IST
Ace fashion designer Rina Dhaka feels khadi has a lot of fashion potential and a lot can be done with the traditional fabric. “We need to bring khadi to mainstream in our daily life and not limit it just for special days,” said the designer.
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A male hold on parliament strengthened in December elections. The new cabinet contains just one female minister, while the central bank’s board has none.(Pixabay)
A male hold on parliament strengthened in December elections. The new cabinet contains just one female minister, while the central bank’s board has none.(Pixabay)

EU state with smallest gender pay gap is still run by men

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:41 PM IST
Romanian stands in contrast to much of the rest of the world. President Joe Biden has unveiled a U.S. cabinet with the highest-ever female representation. Closer to home, Serbia’s government is split almost equally between men and women.
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Representational image(Unsplash)

Secrets of traumatic stress hidden in the brain exposed

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:20 PM IST
The brain is the organ of central command which activates and manages autonomic responses to trauma and stress.
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Representational image(Unsplash)

Trying to beat a coke habit with cannabis? Not so fast!

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:51 PM IST
Cannabidiol, a chemical in the cannabis Sativa plant, isn't an effective way to reduce your dependence on cocaine, researchers have find.
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The organiser of the tribal fair, Guha Punam Tapas Kumar, informed that the fair has been conducted annually since 1951 and is the oldest fair in the country.(ANI)
The organiser of the tribal fair, Guha Punam Tapas Kumar, informed that the fair has been conducted annually since 1951 and is the oldest fair in the country.(ANI)

Annual 'Adivasi Mela' commences in Bhubaneswar

ANI, Bhubaneswar (odisha) [india]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:40 PM IST
The 15-day annual tribal fair or 'Adivasi Mela' commenced on Tuesday at Bhubaneswar's Adivasi Exhibition Ground. The fair will remain open for the public from 11 am to 7 pm every day till February 9.
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Vikas and Rubina during a fight.(Colors)
Vikas and Rubina during a fight.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 113: Vikas fights with Arshi, Rubina and Nikki

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:52 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 day 113: Vikas was seen locking horns with one and all. Meanwhile, Rubina claimed Devoleena did not appreciate Vikas kissing her.
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Hiten Tejwani was refusing other projects, because shooting a daily meant no time to spare.
Hiten Tejwani was refusing other projects, because shooting a daily meant no time to spare.

Hiten Tejwani on TV show ending abruptly: My reputation won’t be harmed

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:26 PM IST
Television is unpredictable and every actor who works on the medium knows that but this month, Hiten Tejwani had a bitter realisation
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Ekta Kapoor with her son Ravie.
Ekta Kapoor with her son Ravie.

Ekta Kapoor wishes son Ravie a happy birthday with sweet Instagram post

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Ekta Kapoor penned a sweet note for her son, Ravie, on his second birthday. She welcomed him via surrogacy in 2019.
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Vikas Gupta does not share a very good relationship with his mother.
Vikas Gupta does not share a very good relationship with his mother.

Bigg Boss 14: Vikas Gupta’s mother makes vote appeal despite strained relations

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:20 PM IST
Despite having a strained relationship with Vikas Gupta, his mother Sharda put up an Instagram post urging fans to vote for him in Bigg Boss 14.
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Shehnaaz Gill with Sidharth Shukla on her birthday.
Shehnaaz Gill with Sidharth Shukla on her birthday.

Shehnaaz Gill celebrates birthday with Sidharth, he throws her in pool

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:56 AM IST
Shehnaaz Gill celebrated her 28th birthday at midnight with rumoured boyfriend Sidharth Shukla and her family. Check out their videos.
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India is witnessing an economic transition, social change, the rise of Hindutva and increasing support for a strong Centre. The attempt to hoist a flag at the Red Fort is a symbol of the battle over the nature of the State (PTI)
India is witnessing an economic transition, social change, the rise of Hindutva and increasing support for a strong Centre. The attempt to hoist a flag at the Red Fort is a symbol of the battle over the nature of the State (PTI)

India’s quest for a strong, high-end State

By Abhinav Prakash Singh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:37 PM IST
Hindutva is filling in a historic vacuum of creating a pan-Indian, centralised State. This explains the churn
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Should the team of farmers, which had been negotiating with the government, be held responsible for the events of January 26? (PTI)
Should the team of farmers, which had been negotiating with the government, be held responsible for the events of January 26? (PTI)

With its inaction, the culpability of India’s political Opposition

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:37 PM IST
The inability of India’s current parliamentary Opposition to command the political leadership of such struggles is more a result of political weakness than sinister design. But is it even trying to engage with popular movements?
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If there is reason for optimism, it’s that over the past year, the world has seen the largest public health effort in its history (REUTERS)
If there is reason for optimism, it’s that over the past year, the world has seen the largest public health effort in its history (REUTERS)

Covid-19: The power of global cooperation

By Bill Gates and Melinda Gates
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:37 PM IST
While 2020 will be remembered as the year a global threat touched nearly every person on the planet, we hope 2021 will be remembered as the year the whole world benefitted from an equitable and effective Covid-19 response
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Wildlife experts hope that the budgetary allocations will move beyond tigers and elephants to many species in need of attention (HT Photo)
Wildlife experts hope that the budgetary allocations will move beyond tigers and elephants to many species in need of attention (HT Photo)

In a post-pandemic world, a green budget as a vaccine for nature

By Bahar Dutt
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:31 AM IST
Forest officers complain that while budgets are announced with great fanfare, how much reaches the states and when is crucial. Due to the delay in disbursement of funds, salaries to frontline staff and daily wage workers also get delayed.
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In the season of budget presentations, with the economy reeling under the impact of Covid-19, we will, of course, expect the Centre to step up its expenditure (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
In the season of budget presentations, with the economy reeling under the impact of Covid-19, we will, of course, expect the Centre to step up its expenditure (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Reshape spending, at the Centre and in states

By Pulapre Balakrishnan
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:28 AM IST
It should concern us that only about a fifth of public expenditure goes towards capital spending and the social sector. This needs reconfiguration
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