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LIVE: Cops name Medha Patkar, Buta Singh, Yogendra Yadav in tractor parade FIR

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:31 PM IST
37 farmer leaders including Medha Patkar, Buta Singh held responsible for yesterday's violence, in one of the FIRs by Delhi Police. FIR states that acts like not following mutually agreed route & timing of farmers' rally to disrupt R-Day parade were done: Delhi Police
Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan leader VM Singh speaks to reporters on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan leader VM Singh speaks to reporters on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)

'Doesn't have authority': AIKSCC after farmer leader says withdrawing from stir

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:45 PM IST
The farmers who had the permission from Delhi Police to take out a tractor rally deviated from the approved route of the parade and marched towards central Delhi from various border points leading to violence on Tuesday.
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A medic takes a sample from an artist for Covid-19 test, on January 22.(PTI File Photo)
A medic takes a sample from an artist for Covid-19 test, on January 22.(PTI File Photo)

Delhi records 96 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, lowest in over 9 months

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:42 PM IST
The disease also claimed nine lives in the said period which pushed the death toll 10,829, according to health bulletin released by state government.
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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 03:45 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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Tandav web show stars Saif Ali Khan and Dimple Kapadia in prominent roles.
Tandav web show stars Saif Ali Khan and Dimple Kapadia in prominent roles.

'Freedom of speech not absolute': SC tells makers of web series 'Tandav'

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:06 PM IST
The web series is facing criminal cases for hurting religious sentiments and insulting religion punishable under Sections 153A and 295 of Indian Penal Code.
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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)

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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This newspaper has consistently warned against maximalism shown by farm groups — and their unwillingness to reciprocate even as the government has stepped back, substantially, on the farm laws (PTI)
This newspaper has consistently warned against maximalism shown by farm groups — and their unwillingness to reciprocate even as the government has stepped back, substantially, on the farm laws (PTI)

Farm protests turn anarchic | HT Editorial

By HT Editorial
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:33 AM IST
On Republic Day, even as India displayed its cultural diversity and military might on Rajpath, farm groups — which had been permitted to hold a tractor rally after the official ceremony concluded, on specific routes, peacefully — violated each of their promises and unleashed anarchy on the streets of Delhi
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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal tied the knot on Sunday.
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal tied the knot on Sunday.

Inside Varun Dhawan-Natasha wedding: Groom’s entry on a bike to jaimala ceremony

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:34 PM IST
New pictures from Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal's wedding are doing the rounds on social media. The couple got married in an intimate ceremony in Alibaug on Sunday.
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Sona Mohapatra has tweeted her thoughts about an old comment by actor Preity Zinta.
Sona Mohapatra has tweeted her thoughts about an old comment by actor Preity Zinta.

Sona Mohapatra calls Preity Zinta a 'minion of patriarchy'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Sona Mohapatra was furious when a Twitter user brought back Preity Zinta's controversial 'Sweetu-MeToo' comment from 2018.
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Photos of Mohammed Azharuddeen (L), Sandeep Lamichhane (c) and Jason Roy (R)(HT Collage)

IPL 2021: Five players who can set the auction tables on fire

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:59 PM IST
Let’s have a look at the list of players who can grab a good deal in the upcoming mini-auction
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Neena Gupta and her daughter Masaba Gupta in Masaba Masaba.
Neena Gupta and her daughter Masaba Gupta in Masaba Masaba.

Masaba says she's seen 'kids who're bad at their jobs being told they're kings'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:52 PM IST
  • Masaba Gupta has thanked her mother, actor Neena Gupta, for keeping her grounded. "I have seen kids who are really bad at what they do, being told that they are kings and queens," she said.
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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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Anita Hassanandani is expecting her first child with Rohit Reddy.
Anita Hassanandani is expecting her first child with Rohit Reddy.

Anita Hassanandani channels ‘Beyonce vibes’ in stunning maternity photoshoot

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Anita Hassanandani and her husband Rohit Reddy took to Instagram to share pictures from her stunning maternity shoot. See them here.
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Preity Zinta and Bobby Deol in Soldier.
Preity Zinta and Bobby Deol in Soldier.

Preity Zinta says she felt like Bobby Deol's ‘personal assistant' during Soldier

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:03 PM IST
Preity Zinta recalled special memories from the shoot of Soldier as she wished her co-star Bobby Deol on his birthday. She revealed that she doubled up as his 'personal assistant' in New Zealand.
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Khushi Kapoor and Shanaya Kapoor are gearing up for Bollywood debut.
Khushi Kapoor and Shanaya Kapoor are gearing up for Bollywood debut.

Khushi takes lessons in classical Indian dance with cousin Shanaya, see pic

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:02 PM IST
  • A picture of Khushi Kapoor and her cousin, Shanaya, taking dance lessons, is being widely shared online.
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Madhuri Dixit celebrated the completion of 32 years of Ram Lakhan.
Madhuri Dixit celebrated the completion of 32 years of Ram Lakhan.

Madhuri celebrates 32 years of Ram Lakhan, can you recognize others in this pic?

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:42 PM IST
Madhuri Dixit took to Instagram to share a then-and-now collage of actors from her 1989 film Ram Lakhan as it completed 32 years since its release in 1989. See it here.
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Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra got married in 2009.
Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra got married in 2009.

Shilpa Shetty reveals why she married Raj Kundra, calls him 'phenomenal father'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:10 PM IST
Shilpa Shetty said that she was drawn to Raj Kundra as he is good at heart. She added that their children, Viaan and Samisha, are lucky to have a 'phenomenal father' like him.
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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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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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Photo of former Australian captain Michael Clarke.(Twitter)

'He's shown he's ready': Clarke names player who can replace Paine as captain

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:59 PM IST
Former Australia captain believes fast bowler Pat Cummins can lead Austalia in all three formats.
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File Photo of Sourav Ganguly(HT_PRINT)

Sourav Ganguly taken to hospital after complaining of chest pain

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:18 PM IST
  • Ganguly was admitted to Woodlands hospital in Kolkata on January 2 after he had complained of chest pain and dizziness. He later underwent angioplasty after he was diagnosed with three blockages in the coronary artery.
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India captain Virat Kohli(REUTERS)

ICC ODI rankings: Virat Kohli remains No 1, Bumrah 3rd on bowler's list

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:52 PM IST
Kohli, who had scored 89 and 63 against Australia in his last two ODI appearance, has 870 points to his kitty.
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Staff inflate individual plastic bubbles, used as a safety measure against the coronavirus disease(via REUTERS)
Staff inflate individual plastic bubbles, used as a safety measure against the coronavirus disease(via REUTERS)

Rock band organises unusual 'space bubble’ concert in Oklahoma, USA

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:01 PM IST
The group, The Flaming Lips, performed two concerts over the weekend in Oklahoma, where audience members danced along while enclosed in plastic bubbles.
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There is a snake hiding in plain sight in the image.(Facebook/@@SunshineCoastSnakeCatchers)

There’s a snake hiding in plain sight in this picture. Can you spot it?

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:41 PM IST
Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 took to Facebook to share the image.
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The images were shared on Cincinnati zoo's official Twitter account.(Twitter/@CincinnatiZoo)

Kris the cheetah’s ‘then and now’ pictures may leave you saying aww

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:36 PM IST
The zoo is here to make your heart melt with an adorable ‘then vs now’ picture of Kris the cheetah.
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The image shows the 16-foot-long shark.(Facebook/@Erika Almond)

16-foot-long shark attempts to bite motor boat off Florida coast. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:58 PM IST
The post includes several pictures and some videos of the shark that Erika Almond and her friends encountered unexpectedly.
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The image shows Lily Ebert.(Twitter/@DovForman)

A fighter and survivor: 97-year-old holocaust survivor beats Covid

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:47 PM IST
People showered the comments section with love, appreciation and good wishes for 97-year-old Lily Ebert.
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New Delhi: BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait along with farmers during their ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur border in New Delhi, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)(PTI01_25_2021_000121A)(PTI)
New Delhi: BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait along with farmers during their ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur border in New Delhi, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)(PTI01_25_2021_000121A)(PTI)

Tractor rally violence: Rakesh Tikait, 6 other farmer leaders named in FIR

By karn pratap singh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:20 PM IST
The police said they violated the Covid-19 guidelines by not wearing masks and ignored social distancing.
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Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Congress MP Digvijaya Singh(HT file photo)

Centre of orchestrated violence in Delhi’s tractor rally, says Digvijaya Singh

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:17 PM IST
  • Digvijaya Singh accused the Centre of trying to derail the farmers' protest
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Deep Sidhu, who had been associated with the farmers' agitation for the last many months, said "anger flares up" in a mass movement like this when the genuine rights of people are ignored.(PTI)
Deep Sidhu, who had been associated with the farmers' agitation for the last many months, said "anger flares up" in a mass movement like this when the genuine rights of people are ignored.(PTI)

BJP planted stooge Deep Sidhu to create chaos in tractor rally: AAP

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:58 PM IST
  • At a press conference, AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha, while questioning the connection between Sidhu and BJP, showed several photos purportedly of the actor with various BJP leaders. "The BJP planted their stooge Deep Sidhu to create chaos in farmers' tractor parade," Chadha said.
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BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait with farmers at Ghazipur border ahead of the 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' in protest against Centre's farm reform laws, on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day, in New Delhi.(PTI)
BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait with farmers at Ghazipur border ahead of the 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' in protest against Centre's farm reform laws, on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Rakesh Tikait named in FIR over violence in tractor parade, says Delhi Police

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:55 PM IST
Rakesh Tikait faces charges of rioting, attempt to murder and assault.
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Security personnel stand guard after Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast near a school in Shamsipora area of South Kashmir's Kulgam district on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Security personnel stand guard after Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast near a school in Shamsipora area of South Kashmir's Kulgam district on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

Soldier killed, others three injured in IED blast in Kashmir’s Kulgam

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:47 PM IST
  • The police said the IED was most probably planted in the night and that the perpetrators were probably familiar with the troop movement.
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China’s leader made the statement in a video conference with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday.(AFP)
China’s leader made the statement in a video conference with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday.(AFP)

China’s President Xi says ‘patriots’ should govern Hong Kong

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:55 PM IST
The comments from Xi underscore Beijing’s consistent message that Hong Kong’s lawmakers and civil servants need to be patriotic.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier this month that he reached the deal with Pfizers chief executive to speed up vaccine deliveries to Israel.(AP)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier this month that he reached the deal with Pfizers chief executive to speed up vaccine deliveries to Israel.(AP)

Israel to vaccinate all athletes for Tokyo Olympics by May

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:23 PM IST
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said that although participants will be encouraged to get vaccinated, it will not be mandatory.
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"Most probably, they will be taken to Chittagong tomorrow and the next day, they will be sent to Bhasan char from there," Navy Commodore Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury told Reuters
"Most probably, they will be taken to Chittagong tomorrow and the next day, they will be sent to Bhasan char from there," Navy Commodore Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury told Reuters

Bangladesh to move 2,000-3,000 more Rohingyas to remote island this week

Reuters, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:11 PM IST
  • "Last time, we had preparations for 700 to 1,000 but finally more than 1,800 Rohingya moved there. People who moved earlier are calling their relatives and friends to go there. That's why more people are going there." Navy Commodore Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury told Reuters.
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Russia and the United States exchanged documents on January 26, 2021, to extend the New START nuclear treaty.(AP)
Russia and the United States exchanged documents on January 26, 2021, to extend the New START nuclear treaty.(AP)

Russian parliament approves New START nuclear treaty extension

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:46 PM IST
The pact’s extension doesn’t require congressional approval in the US, but Russian lawmakers must ratify the move and Putin has to sign the relevant bill into law.
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A medical worker performs a fast PCR test in a test container in Austria.(REUTERS)
A medical worker performs a fast PCR test in a test container in Austria.(REUTERS)

UK Covid variant sufferers cough more, but sense of smell less affected - survey

Reuters, London
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:38 PM IST
  • The variant, identified in southeast England in December, is thought to be more transmissible, and could also be associated with higher mortality, though data suggesting increased death rates are uncertain and not yet strong.
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Poco M3 India launch date announced

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PV Sindhu in action. File(AFP)

Sindhu, Srikanth lose their opening matches in World Tour Finals

PTI, Bangkok
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:40 PM IST
A week after a demoralising defeat at the Toyota Thailand Open quarterfinals, Sindhu produced a much improved performance but still lost to Tzu Ying 21-19 12-21 17-21 in a 59-minute match.
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Rohan Bopanna was the first tennis pro to resume training in India, hitting the courts in Bengaluru in June.(Getty Images)
Rohan Bopanna was the first tennis pro to resume training in India, hitting the courts in Bengaluru in June.(Getty Images)

Trapped in Australian Open 'hard quarantine', Bopanna waiting for 'freedom day'

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:31 PM IST
The 40-year-old was on one of the three flights out of a total of 17 Tennis Australia-arranged chartered planes, that landed in Melbourne with positive cases on board.
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Sharmila (35') and Gurjit Kaur (40') scored for India.(Hockey India)
Sharmila (35') and Gurjit Kaur (40') scored for India.(Hockey India)

Indian women's hockey team loses 2-3 to World no.2 Argentina

PTI, Buenos Aires
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:10 PM IST
Indian women's hockey team loses 2-3 to World no.2 Argentina
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Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard(Pool via REUTERS)
Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard(Pool via REUTERS)

The end of the Lampard experiment

By Bhargab Sarmah
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:56 AM IST
While the Lampard experiment at Chelsea didn’t succeed, it was not a new one. Many prominent clubs across Europe have hired former players as managers. Some of them, like Lampard, have little top-flight managerial experience but are insulated from fan pressure initially because their popularity.
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File photo of Thomas Tuchel.(REUTERS)

Thomas Tuchel appointed Chelsea manager

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:05 AM IST
The 47-year-old German replaces the sacked Frank Lampard to become the 13th Chelsea boss since Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.
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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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In the four straight sessions, the benchmark has fallen by 2,382.19 points or 4.78 per cent.(PTI)
In the four straight sessions, the benchmark has fallen by 2,382.19 points or 4.78 per cent.(PTI)

Investors' wealth plunge over 8 lakh crore in 4 days

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:25 PM IST
In the broader market, the smallcap and midcap indices fell up to 1.38 per cent.
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“CBDT issues refunds of over Rs. 1,81,336 crore to more than 1.74 crore taxpayers between 1st April, 2020 to 25th January, 2021,” the department tweeted. (Representative Image)(Mint Photo)
“CBDT issues refunds of over Rs. 1,81,336 crore to more than 1.74 crore taxpayers between 1st April, 2020 to 25th January, 2021,” the department tweeted. (Representative Image)(Mint Photo)

Income Tax refunds worth 1.81 lakh cr issued so far in FY21

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Of this, personal income tax refunds of 62,231 crore have been issued to over 1.71 crore taxpayers and corporate tax refunds of 1.19 lakh crore have been issued in 2.12 lakh cases.
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Indigo Paints is the fifth-largest company in the paint industry in terms of the revenue from operations for fiscal year 2020.(iStock)
Indigo Paints is the fifth-largest company in the paint industry in terms of the revenue from operations for fiscal year 2020.(iStock)

Indigo Paints IPO allotment to be announced on January 28

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:17 PM IST
The IPO which is worth 1170 crore included fresh issue of shares worth 300 crore and offer-for-sale (OFS) of up to 58.40 lakh equity shares by private equity firm Sequoia Capital and promoter Hemant Jalan.
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A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, stands in front of an electric board showing Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon(REUTERS)
A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, stands in front of an electric board showing Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon(REUTERS)

World shares turn lower on pandemic concerns, ahead of Fed

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:04 PM IST
Markets have meandered since last week as investors weighed solid corporate earnings results against renewed worries that troubles with Covid-19 vaccine rollouts and the spread of new variants of coronavirus might delay a recovery from the pandemic.
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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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A view of NDLS as the Indian Railways prepare to partially resume passenger train services from tomorrow, at New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS), in Ajmeri Gate, New Delhi, India.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A view of NDLS as the Indian Railways prepare to partially resume passenger train services from tomorrow, at New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS), in Ajmeri Gate, New Delhi, India.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

RRB CBT 3rd phase admit card 2020 to be released today

Edited by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:42 PM IST
  • The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will on Wednesday release the admit card for the RRB phase 3 non-technical popular category (NTPC) recruitment exam.
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The Old Students Association (OSA) of Hindu College in New Delhi has disbursed grants worth over <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>13 lakh to students of their alma mater who are facing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.(HT file)
The Old Students Association (OSA) of Hindu College in New Delhi has disbursed grants worth over 13 lakh to students of their alma mater who are facing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.(HT file)

COVID-19: Hindu College alumni provide over 13 lakh to help students

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:22 PM IST
To offset the challenges of online classes and providing learning aids to the students, the OSA is also in the process of procuring used laptops in working condition and will be distributing them among needy students.
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CAG Recruitment 2021.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
CAG Recruitment 2021.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

CAG Recruitment 2021: Application begins for over 10,000 vacancies

Edited by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:59 PM IST
  • The Comptroller of Auditor General (CAG) has invited applications for recruitment against over ten thousand vacancies for auditor and accountants.
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A medic takes a sample from an artist for Covid-19 test, on January 22.(PTI File Photo)
A medic takes a sample from an artist for Covid-19 test, on January 22.(PTI File Photo)

Delhi records 96 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, lowest in over 9 months

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:42 PM IST
The disease also claimed nine lives in the said period which pushed the death toll 10,829, according to health bulletin released by state government.
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Dense fog rolls on to National Highway-24(NH24) in New Delhi on January 14. Cold wave conditions are expected to continue in Delhi-NCR for at least the next four days, according to scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while pollution levels are likely to further worsen and may even reach the “severe” zone in the coming days.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Dense fog rolls on to National Highway-24(NH24) in New Delhi on January 14. Cold wave conditions are expected to continue in Delhi-NCR for at least the next four days, according to scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while pollution levels are likely to further worsen and may even reach the “severe” zone in the coming days.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Plastic burning main cause behind reduced visibility in Delhi: IIT Madras study

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UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:03 PM IST
Many studies in the past have identified particulate matter or aerosol particles with diameter less than 2.5 micrometre (PM2.5) as a major pollutant, responsible for haze and fog formation over Indo-Gangetic plain, including Delhi.
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Farmers vandalise a police vehicle following clashes with Delhi Police during the tractor march, at Nangloi Crossing, in New Delhi on January 26. (Raj K Raj/HT photo)
Farmers vandalise a police vehicle following clashes with Delhi Police during the tractor march, at Nangloi Crossing, in New Delhi on January 26. (Raj K Raj/HT photo)

Tractor rally chaos: FIRs filed under attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:10 PM IST
Delhi Police officers said the FIRs have the names of many farmer leaders who have been caught on tape instigating people to break barricades and force their way into the national Capital
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Farmers at Ghazipur border re-arrange their camps/tents that were removed Monday because of the tractor rally. (HT Photo)
Farmers at Ghazipur border re-arrange their camps/tents that were removed Monday because of the tractor rally. (HT Photo)

Farmers at Ghazipur protest site say road closure led to Tuesday’s chaos

By Karn Pratap Singh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:01 PM IST
Farmer leaders blamed the government, Opposition parties, and the police alleging that they sent hooligans impersonating farmers
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Farmers on tractors remove concrete barricades installed to prevent them from entering the city during the tractor rally in New Delhi on January 26.(Sajjad Hussain / AFP)
Farmers on tractors remove concrete barricades installed to prevent them from entering the city during the tractor rally in New Delhi on January 26.(Sajjad Hussain / AFP)

Delhi Police Commissioner holds security review meeting after violence

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 12:23 PM IST
Additional DCP Central's operator was attacked with a sword at ITO on Tuesday during the violence, it added.
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Uddhav Thackeray. (AFP)
Uddhav Thackeray. (AFP)

Declare disputed area Union Territory: Thackeray on Maha-K’taka border row

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Since the formation of Maharashtra, the two neighbouring states are in a dispute over Belgaum and other areas where Marathi-speaking people reside in large numbers
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The sun rises near Mumbai harbour on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP)(AFP)
The sun rises near Mumbai harbour on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP)(AFP)

At 15.3 degrees, Mumbai records lowest temperature of the season

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:32 PM IST
  • The IMD had forecast that minimum temperatures in and around Mumbai would drop owing to cold winds from the north.
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As per the MPCB, all units of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) were found to be corroded and its operation and maintenance was poor.As per the MPCB, all units of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) were found to be corroded and its operation and maintenance was poor. (Representative Image)(PTI Photo)
As per the MPCB, all units of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) were found to be corroded and its operation and maintenance was poor.As per the MPCB, all units of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) were found to be corroded and its operation and maintenance was poor. (Representative Image)(PTI Photo)

MPCB issues closure notice to chemical unit in Palghar over pollution concerns

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:47 PM IST
The notice, dated January 25 and issued by the MPCB's regional office at Thane, has asked Seya Industries Limited, located at Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), Tarapur, to close down all manufacturing activities within 72 hours.
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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray. (PTI)
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray. (PTI)

Uddhav Thackeray to release book on Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 12:16 PM IST
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, state Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat and opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis will attend the book release function
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The train services had to be suspended after the incident on the section and some mail trains were diverted. (HT image)
The train services had to be suspended after the incident on the section and some mail trains were diverted. (HT image)

1 dead, 2 injured as track-relaying machine breaks between Ambernath- Badlapur

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kalyan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:40 AM IST
  • The labourer, who died, was working near the machine and he got trapped between the upper and lower portion of the machine, said a railway official.
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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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Model Michaela Tomanova has her makeup retouched during the shoot for Julien Fournie’s Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2021 fashion collection for a digital presentation of the fashion week, in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. With shows taking place behind closed doors due to the virus pandemic, some designers such as Julien Fournie are becoming versatile: Getting their designs out to the public by making a film of their collection and streaming it online. (AP)
Model Michaela Tomanova has her makeup retouched during the shoot for Julien Fournie’s Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2021 fashion collection for a digital presentation of the fashion week, in Paris, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. With shows taking place behind closed doors due to the virus pandemic, some designers such as Julien Fournie are becoming versatile: Getting their designs out to the public by making a film of their collection and streaming it online. (AP)

Paris Fashion Week 2021: Designer Julien Fournie's showcase is a movie

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:27 PM IST
Julien Fournie's video entitled “First Storm” shows three young women plunged into dreamlike environments. They are, of course, dressed in the strong architectural sleeves, sharp busts and elongated silhouette of the season, contrasting with the fluidity of Fournie’s chiffon dresses.
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People from low-risk areas in China arriving between January 28 and March 15 must show negative results for Covid-19 tests taken within seven days before entry, Xu Hejian, spokesman of the Beijing city government, said on Wednesday.(Unsplash)
People from low-risk areas in China arriving between January 28 and March 15 must show negative results for Covid-19 tests taken within seven days before entry, Xu Hejian, spokesman of the Beijing city government, said on Wednesday.(Unsplash)

Beijing city raises Covid-19 requirements on travellers from low-risk areas

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:22 PM IST
The city of Beijing tightened curbs on inbound travellers ahead of the peak Lunar New Year travel season kicking off on Thursday, requiring negative Covid-19 test results even from individuals arriving from China's low-risk areas.
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Priyanka Chopra ups hotness quotient this Spring in Dior, Valentino, Versace(Instagram/priyankachopra)
Priyanka Chopra ups hotness quotient this Spring in Dior, Valentino, Versace(Instagram/priyankachopra)

Priyanka Chopra ups hotness quotient this Spring in Dior, Valentino, Versace

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:10 PM IST
  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas smokes up the Internet with her jaw-dropping spring fashion in sultry pink, red and orange dresses from Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Sportmax, Valentino, Versace and pictures from her photoshoot leave the fashion police swooning
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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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Arshi Khan claimed she never exposed Vikas Gupta's personal matter on the show, but he did it himself.(Colors)
Arshi Khan claimed she never exposed Vikas Gupta's personal matter on the show, but he did it himself.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14: Vikas alleges Arshi blackmailed him, this video backs his claims

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:47 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14: Even as Arshi Khan refuted Vikas Gupta's claims that she blackmails him, a video surfaced online showcasing Arshi threatening Vikas with the 'recordings' that she has.
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Vikas Gupta has been aggressive on Bigg Boss 14 for past few days.(Colors)
Vikas Gupta has been aggressive on Bigg Boss 14 for past few days.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 promo: Vikas Gupta fights with Nikki Tamboli

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:23 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14: When Nikki Tamboli told Vikas Gupta that he kissing people, he asked Devoleena Bhattacharjee to give him a peck on the cheek.
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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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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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If a couple marrying under SMA did not want their details to be made public, they could not be compelled to do so. (AFP)
If a couple marrying under SMA did not want their details to be made public, they could not be compelled to do so. (AFP)

The Allahabad High Court stands up for personal liberty

By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:17 AM IST
The judgment of the Allahabad High Court represents an important judicial pushback against the dominant ideology of State interference in questions of marriage, including by empowering social and vigilante groups.
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The legal tool of temporary injunction has become a gagging tool for plaintiffs to shut down books that portray them in harsh light (Shutterstock)
The legal tool of temporary injunction has become a gagging tool for plaintiffs to shut down books that portray them in harsh light (Shutterstock)

Free speech and the death of a book

By Chiki Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:15 AM IST
In the last four years, I have dealt with two such cases, and I have a small list of books. Most of my fellow publishers have also dealt with such cases in the last few years — in some cases they have won, in others they have withdrawn the book. A legal tool that is to be used sparingly is turning into a weapon wielded with far less care, far less thought.
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