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Senior Indian and Chinese commanders last met on November 6. The situation in the Ladakh sector remains tense and the ongoing military dialogue has not led to any breakthrough.(AP file photo)
Senior Indian and Chinese commanders last met on November 6. The situation in the Ladakh sector remains tense and the ongoing military dialogue has not led to any breakthrough.(AP file photo)

India is ready to match China’s aggression, says Air Force chief

By Rahul Singh, Dinesh Bothra , New Delhi, Jodhpur
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 04:52 AM IST
"If they (China) can get aggressive, we will also get aggressive. We have full preparations (to meet any eventuality),” IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauriasaid during a media interaction in Jodhpur, where India and France are carrying out joint air force drills.
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The people, who requested anonymity, confirmed that the schedule for elections to the post of president and CWC members was accepted, but a spat ensued when the demand was voiced for CEC members to be elected.(HT PHOTO.)
The people, who requested anonymity, confirmed that the schedule for elections to the post of president and CWC members was accepted, but a spat ensued when the demand was voiced for CEC members to be elected.(HT PHOTO.)

Discontent at CWC meet over polls for Congress election panel

By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 04:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times has spoken to several delegates who attended the meeting, including signatories to the letter written in August to chief Sonia Gandhi in which they demanded a “full-time and effective” leadership that is “visible” and “active”.
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Congress MP and senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi speaks during the launch of the book ‘The Law on Emergency Powers: Comparative Common Law Perspectives’, authored by him and Khagesh Gautam, on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Congress MP and senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi speaks during the launch of the book ‘The Law on Emergency Powers: Comparative Common Law Perspectives’, authored by him and Khagesh Gautam, on Saturday. (HT Photo)

Adjudicating during Covid pandemic: Judges weigh in

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 04:57 AM IST
In his address, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul spoke of the global threat where a de facto emergency-like situation could occur without resorting to emergency provisions. As many as 13 countries imposed an emergency on account of the extraordinary situation due to Covid-19.
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Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 20.4 degrees C, 1 degree below normal ,and minimum temperature of 8 degree C on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 20.4 degrees C, 1 degree below normal ,and minimum temperature of 8 degree C on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Delhi: 4°C fall in temp from Jan 26, cold wave return likely, says IMD

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:40 AM IST
The Western Himalayas experienced widespread snowfall and rain on Friday and Saturday, and an induced cyclonic circulation was over Punjab and its neighbourhood in the plains .
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A Covid-19 vaccine shot being administered at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai, on Saturday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
A Covid-19 vaccine shot being administered at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai, on Saturday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

90% turn up again in Mumbai to take their shot against Covid-19

By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:41 AM IST
Mumbai now has a total of 2.65 lakh vaccine vials, having received another 1.25 lakh vaccine vials on Friday
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Part of the continuing fascination with Bose is the attraction of the rebel. His dramatic escape from house arrest in Calcutta in 1941 and arrival in Berlin is the stuff of myth.(HT Archives)
Part of the continuing fascination with Bose is the attraction of the rebel. His dramatic escape from house arrest in Calcutta in 1941 and arrival in Berlin is the stuff of myth.(HT Archives)

The patriot who will never die

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:01 PM IST
As West Bengal heads to elections this year, Netaji’s legacy is once again up for grabs. The central government has announced that Netaji’s birth anniversary will be celebrated as Parakram Diwas.
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Bose started a newspaper, rose steadily through the Congress, organised ground movements with his rousing addresses, and eventually became mayor in 1930.
Bose started a newspaper, rose steadily through the Congress, organised ground movements with his rousing addresses, and eventually became mayor in 1930.

Firebrand who shaped Bengal’s politics, culture

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:07 AM IST
Born in Cuttack in 1897 in a prominent Bengali family, Subhas Chandra Bose went to college in erstwhile Calcutta and chose the city as his political arena.
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Parmanand, 100, Indian National Army veteran. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Parmanand, 100, Indian National Army veteran. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

‘Our only goal was to ensure that India became free’

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:09 AM IST
In April 1940, Parmanand, then 20, joined the First Regiment Army in Gurugram. He was sent to Ambala and further to Karachi for training, and then through the ship, the regiment left for Singapore to fight against Japan in the ongoing World War II.
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Prime Minister Imran Khan has contended that Pakistan's economy has made a remarkable turnaround.(Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial)
Prime Minister Imran Khan has contended that Pakistan's economy has made a remarkable turnaround.(Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial)

Imran Khan jumped the gun. This time, over Pakistan’s economic turnaround

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:51 PM IST
  • Pakistan's GDP growth had slowed down much before the coronavirus outbreak, growing by 1.9% in 2019 as compared to a decade-high of 5.8% the previous year when Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf came to power.
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Triple H interview: Why WWE decided to hold Superstar Spectacle for India

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:23 PM IST
  • It is something of an unprecedented move that a WWE show will be produced specially for the Indian audience and will showcase a lot of top WWE superstars. WWE haven’t done that for a non-UK, non-US population and it shows how much the company values the country in their growth plans.
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Designers have been rethinking their collections. Above, a printed jumpsuit with relaxed silhouette by Nachiket Barve. An Anita Dongre lehenga with pockets, made up of pieces that can be reused separately. A powder blue chanderi kurta with trousers meant for comfort, by Ritu Kumar. A dressy sweatsuit with statement sleeves by Twenty Dresses. A woollen sari by Anavila Misra.
Designers have been rethinking their collections. Above, a printed jumpsuit with relaxed silhouette by Nachiket Barve. An Anita Dongre lehenga with pockets, made up of pieces that can be reused separately. A powder blue chanderi kurta with trousers meant for comfort, by Ritu Kumar. A dressy sweatsuit with statement sleeves by Twenty Dresses. A woollen sari by Anavila Misra.

What the next few seasons will look like for the fashion industry

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:02 PM IST
Overnight, the buying stopped. Covid-19 altered silhouettes and buying patterns too. What is the way forward? A return to the classics, conscious creation and relaxed silhouettes, designers say.
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Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, who you might remember from the X-Men films, play two characters is this iconic play. (IMAGE COURTESY Cort Theatre)
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, who you might remember from the X-Men films, play two characters is this iconic play. (IMAGE COURTESY Cort Theatre)

What are they waiting for? The Weekly Puzzle by Dilip D’Souza

By By Dilip D’Souza
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:45 PM IST
The play’s the thing. But sometimes, it’s also the thing that makes you wonder about other things. Bonus questions in this puzzle.
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(HT llustration: Gajanan Nirphale)

In her element: Talking to theoretical physicist Rohini M Godbole

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Godbole, who recently received the Order of Merit from France, has dedicated her life to the pure sciences, and to bringing more women into the field. Why is that so crucial? Because what you study is partly defined by who you are, she says.
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“We’ve had a whole year to think about the effects of fast fashion and how we spend. We have had the time ask ourselves, do I need so many things? The answer, most probably, is no,” Ritu Kumar says.
“We’ve had a whole year to think about the effects of fast fashion and how we spend. We have had the time ask ourselves, do I need so many things? The answer, most probably, is no,” Ritu Kumar says.

Clothes are becoming a little more needs-based, says designer Ritu Kumar

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:25 PM IST
To thrive again, in the pandemic, the fashion industry must return to its roots — the unique and sustainable handloom and handicrafts, the veteran designer says
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This picture of Varun Dhawan and his friends has made its way online.

Varun Dhawan chills with his gang of boys in first picture from wedding

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:17 PM IST
Actor Varun Dhawan is having a tonne of fun with his best mates at his wedding in Alibaug. The first picture from the venue shows him with his friends in traditional attire.
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Priyanka Chopra has shot for a new episode of Hot Ones.
Priyanka Chopra has shot for a new episode of Hot Ones.

Priyanka Chopra paces around with milk in hand after shooting another Hot Ones

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:20 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra has shot for yet another episode of Hot Ones where celebrities are made to gulp down spicy sauces, to test their tolerance for hot food.
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Ajinkya Rahane talks about Kuldeep Yadav and Kartik Tyagi in the dressing room(Screengrab/BCCI)
Ajinkya Rahane talks about Kuldeep Yadav and Kartik Tyagi in the dressing room(Screengrab/BCCI)

BCCI shares Rahane's emotional dressing room speech for Kuldeep and Tyagi

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:08 PM IST
India captain Ajinkya Rahane, who led India in three Tests after regular captain Virat Kohli went on paternity leave after the series opener in Adelaide, had special messages for both Kuldeep Yadav and Kartik Tyagi after India’s historic win in Brisbane.
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Zoa Morani and Shashank Khaitan seen at the Mumbai jetty and at the wedding venue, respectively.
Zoa Morani and Shashank Khaitan seen at the Mumbai jetty and at the wedding venue, respectively.

Varun-Natasha wedding: Zoa Morani, Shashank Khaitan, hairstylist arrive

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:50 PM IST
More guests have started arriving in Alibaug for the wedding functions of actor Varun Dhawan and fashion designer Natasha Dalal.
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Australia's captain Tim Paine speaks to India's Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari after a draw on day 5 of the third cricket test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia(REUTERS)
Australia's captain Tim Paine speaks to India's Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari after a draw on day 5 of the third cricket test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia(REUTERS)

When Australian players were inside, we were not allowed to use the lift: Ashwin

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:54 PM IST
India off-spinner R Ashwin in his YouTube conversation with fielding coach R Sridhar added another chapter to off the field incidents in Australia by revealing that Indian cricketers were not allowed to enter the lift in Sydney if any member of the Australian squad was already inside it.
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Eijaz Khan recently stepped out of the show for prior commitments.(Colors)
Eijaz Khan recently stepped out of the show for prior commitments.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 109: Kamya says Eijaz is arrogant and over-confident

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:22 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 written update day 109: Rakhi Sawant, Abhinav Shukla and Rubina Dilaik discussed their married lives, while Eijaz revealed he was with Pavitra Punia.
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Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham come together for Pathan, while Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra team up for Thank God.
Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham come together for Pathan, while Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra team up for Thank God.

Pathan, Thank God, Adipurush: Bollywood still believes in two hero films?

By Rishabh Suri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:14 PM IST
A host of two-hero films are in the offing such as Pathan, Thank God, Jug Jug Jeeyo, and more. What’s with this renewed interest after a lull? We talk to actors and makers to ask their take.
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Sara Ali Khan looks stunning in her blue bikini.
Sara Ali Khan looks stunning in her blue bikini.

Sara Ali Khan soaks up the sun in blue swimsuit in postcards from Maldives

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:50 PM IST
Sara Ali Khan has shared more glamorous pictures from her holiday in the Maldives. In the latests photos, she is seen soaking up the sun in a blue bikini.
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When they worked and celebrated together.(Instagram)
When they worked and celebrated together.(Instagram)

Madhu Mantena buys Anurag, Vikramditya, Vikas' shares in Phantom Films

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:31 PM IST
Phantom Films is now a joint venture between Madhu Mantena's company and Reliance Entertainment. It was embroiled in controversy during India's MeToo movement.
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Bernie Sanders does seem unimpressed by the contestant.
Bernie Sanders does seem unimpressed by the contestant.

Rannvijay Singha clearly wins the Bernie Sanders edit with this Roadies meme

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:08 PM IST
After multiple celebrities tried their hands at the Bernie Sanders edit, it was VJ Rannvijay Singha who clearly won. He shared a photo of Bernie, edited into a Roadies audition.
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Rahul Dravid and his email to Kevin Pietersen
Rahul Dravid and his email to Kevin Pietersen

Pietersen wants ECB to 'print' Dravid's email and give it to young Eng batsmen

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:52 PM IST
Kevin Pietersen first took to Twitter to and said Rahul Dravid’s email had changed his game against spin-bowling. “Crawley & Sibley need to go find the email that Dravid sent me about playing spin. Changed my game!” he wrote.
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Australia's captain Tim Paine speaks to India's Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari after a draw on day 5 of the third cricket test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia(REUTERS)
Australia's captain Tim Paine speaks to India's Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari after a draw on day 5 of the third cricket test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia(REUTERS)

When Australian players were inside, we were not allowed to use the lift: Ashwin

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:54 PM IST
India off-spinner R Ashwin in his YouTube conversation with fielding coach R Sridhar added another chapter to off the field incidents in Australia by revealing that Indian cricketers were not allowed to enter the lift in Sydney if any member of the Australian squad was already inside it.
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England's James Anderson(Twitter)

Anderson hits Sri Lanka for six as Root anchors England reply

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:10 PM IST
Joe Root scored a breezy, unbeaten 67 and will resume on the third morning with Jonny Bairstow, who has 24. The pair have put on 93 for the third wicket at a rate of more than four runs per over to dig the tourists out of some early strife.
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Greg Chappell.(Reuters)

'Our young cricketers are weekend warriors compared to their Indian compatriots'

By hindustantimes.com | PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:49 PM IST
In the last Test in Brisbane, India were playing a highly inexperienced bowling attack with T Natarajan, Washington Sundar making their debuts while Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini played their first match in Sydney and Shardul Thakur had only played a single Test match before Brisbane.
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Not out batsman India's Ravichandran Ashwin, right, and Hanuma Vihari walk from the field.(AP)
Not out batsman India's Ravichandran Ashwin, right, and Hanuma Vihari walk from the field.(AP)

'They made a mistake': Ashwin questions Australia's tactics in Sydney Test

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:17 PM IST
India vs Australia: Speaking in a video on Youtube, Ashwin revealed what went down in the middle and questioned Australia's tactics on the day.
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The image shows the jawans carrying the mom and her newborn.(Twitter/@@ChinarcorpsIA)

Watch: Soldiers cross knee-deep snow to help mom, newborn reach home in J&K

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:47 AM IST
Taking to Twitter, the Chinar Corps of the Indian Army said that the soldiers carried the wife and newborn of Farooq Khasana, a resident of Dardpora, for 6 km in knee-deep snow and helped them to reach their home.
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The 14-year-old boy created the portrait as a Republic Day gift for PM Modi.(Twitter/@MOS_MEA)
The 14-year-old boy created the portrait as a Republic Day gift for PM Modi.(Twitter/@MOS_MEA)

Dubai-based Indian boy creates amazing portrait of PM Modi as Republic Day gift

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:19 AM IST
The six-layered stencil portrait of PM Modi is made by Saran Sasikumar.
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People can't stop appreciating the artist's creativity.(Instagram/@jkonkkola_origami)
People can't stop appreciating the artist's creativity.(Instagram/@jkonkkola_origami)

Artist creates intricate origami samurai figure from a single paper sheet

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:49 PM IST
The artist shared that it took him three months to create this artwork.
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The video captured people's attention after getting a shoutout from Instagram.(Inatgram/@thepiggypotatoes)
The video captured people's attention after getting a shoutout from Instagram.(Inatgram/@thepiggypotatoes)

Video of guinea pigs munching on cucumber slices gets nearly 14 million views

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:34 PM IST
The four guinea pigs shown in the video are Mérida, Gwendolyn, Woody and Zeus.
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The cat is the Internet's new favourite hero.(Screengrab)
The cat is the Internet's new favourite hero.(Screengrab)

Watch: Little kid has a very special ‘guardian angel’. It’s a cat

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:52 PM IST
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On Saturday, 123 adverse reactions were reported across the country, according to the provisional data provided by the Union health ministry.(HT file photo)
On Saturday, 123 adverse reactions were reported across the country, according to the provisional data provided by the Union health ministry.(HT file photo)

1.5 million Indians receive Covid -19 vaccine in 8 days: Govt data

By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:04 AM IST
The daily number of shots administered had risen to 230,000 on Thursday after changes were made to the Co-WIN platform to allow walk-ins on Tuesday. The app now allows registered beneficiaries to get the shot out-of-turn even if their name does not figure on the list for a particular day.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah launches 'Ayushman scheme' for personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), in Guwahati, (PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah launches 'Ayushman scheme' for personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), in Guwahati, (PTI)

Shah launches cashless medical treatment scheme for CAPF personnel and families

By Utpal Parashar, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:56 AM IST
“It’s a happy coincidence that on the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose we are launching this scheme for those on account whose valour and dedication the nation can sleep peacefully,” the Union home minister said.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(File photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(File photo)

Raising slogan was attempt to insult Mamata Banerjee: Congress' Adhir Ranjan

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:51 AM IST
Chowdhury told the media that whether it is the post of Prime Minister or the Chief Minister, there is dignity and respect for the post.
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Senior bureaucrat Alok Kumar has been appointed secretary, Ministry of Power. Kumar, a 1988-batch IAS officer, is currently working in his cadre state Uttar Pradesh.(HT file photo. Representative image)
Senior bureaucrat Alok Kumar has been appointed secretary, Ministry of Power. Kumar, a 1988-batch IAS officer, is currently working in his cadre state Uttar Pradesh.(HT file photo. Representative image)

Centre orders major bureaucratic reshuffle

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:48 AM IST
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has appointed IAS officer Alok Tandon as the mines secretary. Tandon, a 1986-batch IAS officer, is currently serving in his cadre state Uttar Pradesh.
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Indonesia’s Indofarma company is in talks with the SII to procure Covishield. “Hopefully, this will be realised soon,” said a person aware of the discussions.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Indonesia’s Indofarma company is in talks with the SII to procure Covishield. “Hopefully, this will be realised soon,” said a person aware of the discussions.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Countries seek doses of SII’s Covishiled after concerns over Chinese vaccine

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:37 AM IST
India is receiving numerous requests for vaccines, both as grant assistance and commercial supplies, and these have increased since New Delhi rolled out nearly five million doses of Covishield, the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India, for seven countries in the neighbourhood.
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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.(REUTERS)
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.(REUTERS)

New Zealand health officials probe probable community Covid-19 case

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UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:12 AM IST
New Zealand, one of the most successful developed nations in controlling the spread of the pandemic, last recorded a community coronavirus transmission on Nov. 18.
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Kenosha was in the throes of several nights of chaotic street demonstrations after a white officer shot Blake in the back during a domestic disturbance, leaving Blake paralyzed.(Reuters Photo)
Kenosha was in the throes of several nights of chaotic street demonstrations after a white officer shot Blake in the back during a domestic disturbance, leaving Blake paralyzed.(Reuters Photo)

Kenosha shooter can't associate with supremacists: Judge

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:01 AM IST
Rittenhouse has been charged with multiple counts, including reckless and intentional homicide, endangerment and being a minor in possession of a firearm.
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AFP)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AFP)

PML-N lambasts Imran Khan after UN cautions staff against flying by Pak airlines

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:57 AM IST
The United Nations has cautioned staff of all its agencies against using any Pakistan-registered airline, including the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), due to concerns about the dubious flying licences of its pilots.
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People wearing protective face masks ride the metro in a rush hour in Paris as France softens its strict lockdown rules during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in France.(Reuters File Photo )
People wearing protective face masks ride the metro in a rush hour in Paris as France softens its strict lockdown rules during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in France.(Reuters File Photo )

French Covid-19 intensive care numbers down for first time in two weeks

Reuters, Paris
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:53 AM IST
The daily tally of Covid-19 deaths in hospitals fell to 230 from 319 on Friday.
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People queue at terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues, London, Britain on January 22, 2021. (PIA JOSEPHSON via REUTERS)
People queue at terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues, London, Britain on January 22, 2021. (PIA JOSEPHSON via REUTERS)

UK to quarantine visitors from nations with high Covid-19 risk: Report

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:46 AM IST
Britain has recorded more than 3.5 million Covid-19 infections - the fifth-highest in the world - and nearly 96,000 deaths.
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SAI takes steps to ensure no drop in intensity of athletes returning to training

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:29 PM IST
In a statement, SAI said the measure has been introduced to ensure that athletes are able to maintain continuity in their training programme.
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Satwiksairaj Rankireddy(R) and Chirag Shetty. File(Getty Images)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy(R) and Chirag Shetty. File(Getty Images)

Satwik-Chirag's impressive run ends with semifinal defeat at Thailand Open

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:18 PM IST
The Indian pair had participated in Super 1000 events in 2018 ad 2019 but this is the first time it entered the semifinals.
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WWE Superstar Spectacle.(WWE)

Triple H interview: Why WWE decided to hold Superstar Spectacle for India

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:23 PM IST
  • It is something of an unprecedented move that a WWE show will be produced specially for the Indian audience and will showcase a lot of top WWE superstars. WWE haven’t done that for a non-UK, non-US population and it shows how much the company values the country in their growth plans.
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Soccer Football - Spanish Super Cup - Semi Final - Real Sociedad v FC Barcelona - Nuevo Arcangel, Cordoba, Spain - January 13, 2021 Real Sociedad's Willian Jose reacts after missing a penalty during the penalty shootout REUTERS/Jon Nazca/Files(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Spanish Super Cup - Semi Final - Real Sociedad v FC Barcelona - Nuevo Arcangel, Cordoba, Spain - January 13, 2021 Real Sociedad's Willian Jose reacts after missing a penalty during the penalty shootout REUTERS/Jon Nazca/Files(REUTERS)

Wolves sign striker Willian José on loan from Real Sociedad

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:06 PM IST
The loan signing adds depth to the Wolves squad after forward Raúl Jiménez suffered a fractured skull against Arsenal on Nov. 29.
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Barty itching to get started at Australian Open

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:26 PM IST
Barty reached the semi-finals at Melbourne Park for the first time last year before sitting out most of the rest of the season at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Gadkari said last year that the policy would also help recycle key raw material made available by scrapping vehicles, such as steel, aluminium and plastic, thereby lowering automobile prices.(PTI)
Gadkari said last year that the policy would also help recycle key raw material made available by scrapping vehicles, such as steel, aluminium and plastic, thereby lowering automobile prices.(PTI)

Fee waiver, road tax discount key features of Centre’s draft scrappage policy

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:17 AM IST
Features of the draft policy, one of whose caveats is that the vehicles that are sent to the scrapyard must be dismantled in an environment friendly way, were discussed by the ministry at the 40th meeting of the transport development council chaired by Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday.
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A new trade agreement between the allies is a higher priority for Johnson than it is for Biden.(Reuters)
A new trade agreement between the allies is a higher priority for Johnson than it is for Biden.(Reuters)

UK PM Boris Johnson presses US Prez Joe Biden for new trade deal

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:01 AM IST
The push for a new deal came in a broad-ranging call between the two leaders that touched on the global response to the coronavirus pandemic as well as the Biden administration announcing this week that the U.S. would rejoin the Paris climate accord and the World Health Organization, according to a statement from Downing Street.
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India has allowed local airlines to fly limited schedules since May after two months of a strict nationwide lockdown, gradually opening up the domestic market.(PTI)
India has allowed local airlines to fly limited schedules since May after two months of a strict nationwide lockdown, gradually opening up the domestic market.(PTI)

India’s domestic aviation operations nearing pre-pandemic levels

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:54 PM IST
As many as 257,613 passengers flew locally as on Jan. 22, compared with 30,000 passengers that traveled by air when such flights were restarted on May 25, Puri said in a Twitter post on Saturday.
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Washington : FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden reacts to a reporters question after signing executive orders in the State Dinning Room of the White House, in Washington. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, right, look on. AP/PTI(AP01_23_2021_000009B)(AP)
Washington : FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden reacts to a reporters question after signing executive orders in the State Dinning Room of the White House, in Washington. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, right, look on. AP/PTI(AP01_23_2021_000009B)(AP)

Oil industry reels as Joe Biden targets fossil fuels in first days

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:25 PM IST
  • Officials are worried that technical permitting decisions are being placed in the hands of political appointees, rather than expert regulators in the field. And they’re concerned permits -- or simply changes to them -- will be delayed for existing drilling operations.
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Called the US Citizenship Act of 2021, the legislation modernises the immigration system, and also proposes to eliminate the per country cap for employment-based green cards, a move that would benefit thousands of Indian IT professionals.(AFP)
Called the US Citizenship Act of 2021, the legislation modernises the immigration system, and also proposes to eliminate the per country cap for employment-based green cards, a move that would benefit thousands of Indian IT professionals.(AFP)

IT giants Apple, Google welcome Joe Biden's new immigration reforms

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:14 PM IST
On the day one of his presidency on Wednesday, Biden sent a comprehensive immigration bill to Congress which proposes major overhauls to the system.
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UPSC Civil Services Admit Card 2020 released
UPSC Civil Services Admit Card 2020 released

No extra chance will be given to Covid affected UPSC candidates: Centre to SC

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:02 PM IST
The Centre told the Supreme Court on Friday that no extra chance will be given to civil service aspirants affected by COVID-19.
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SBI has raised $900 million of deposits and extended $400 million of loans through its Yono app.(Hemant Mishra/Mint)
SBI has raised $900 million of deposits and extended $400 million of loans through its Yono app.(Hemant Mishra/Mint)

SBI SCO admit card released, here's how to download

Edited by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:06 PM IST
  • State Bank of India (SBI) on Friday released the admit card for the specialist cadre officers (SCO) at its official website, sbi.co.in.
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The government has decided not to offer an additional chance to candidates who took their last attempt at the UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2020.(HT Photo)
The government has decided not to offer an additional chance to candidates who took their last attempt at the UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2020.(HT Photo)

All India Bar Exam-XV: 1.20 lakh advocates to appear at 154 centers

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:44 PM IST
The Bar Council of India (BCI) has said that approximately 1,20,000 advocates are going to appear for the All India Bar Exam (AIBE)-XV (15) which is scheduled to be held on January 24 at 154 centers in 52 cities of the country.
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RBI Recruitment(HT file)
RBI Recruitment(HT file)

RBI Recruitment: Apply online for 241 vacancies for security guard posts

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UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:25 PM IST
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has invited online applications for recruitment against 241 Vacancies for the post of security guard. Aspirants can apply online till February 12 at rbi.org.in.
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UP Board.(HT file)
UP Board.(HT file)

Marginal increase in UP Board exam centres as govt amends allotment policy

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:08 PM IST
  • As per the amendment, the total number of centres will not be increased more than 10% as compared to last year
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Mumbai, India - August 21, 2016: People gather together to watch Mother Hippopotamus Shilpa with her newly born Hippopotamus cub at Jijamata Udyaan, Byculla in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, August 21, 2016. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/ Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, India - August 21, 2016: People gather together to watch Mother Hippopotamus Shilpa with her newly born Hippopotamus cub at Jijamata Udyaan, Byculla in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, August 21, 2016. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/ Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

HC directs SPCA to take custody of hippo confined with Asiad Circus management

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:57 AM IST
Justice Prathiba M Singh noted that despite repeated directions, the proprietor of the circus Riazuddin Khan has failed to take a stand on the issue and has not disclosed the location of the male hippopotamus.
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Bhardwaj said that the DDA owes close to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>535 crore to the south corporation.(ANI)
Bhardwaj said that the DDA owes close to 535 crore to the south corporation.(ANI)

AAP says DDA owes civic bodies 2,000 cr; BJP says pursuing matter with Centre

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:04 AM IST
AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj questioned the BJP as to why the corporations had not initiated the process to get the funds back from the DDA.
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Bharti said he believes in the judiciary and would file an appeal against the judgment in the higher court.(ANI Photo )
Bharti said he believes in the judiciary and would file an appeal against the judgment in the higher court.(ANI Photo )

AAP MLA Somnath Bharti gets two years in jail for attack on AIIMS staff

By Richa banka
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:57 AM IST
Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey also imposed a fine of 1 lakh on Bharti, the MLA from Malviya Nagar. The judge, however, granted Bharti bail to enable him to file an appeal before the high court against the conviction and jail term.
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On January 22, the Kotwali police learnt about the body in the mortuary and showed it to the missing woman’s parents, who identified it as that of their daughter.(HT Archives. Representative image)
On January 22, the Kotwali police learnt about the body in the mortuary and showed it to the missing woman’s parents, who identified it as that of their daughter.(HT Archives. Representative image)

25-year-old woman kidnapped by two men in a car, strangled to death

By karn pratap singh
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:48 AM IST
On Saturday, the police claimed to have solved the kidnapping and murder case after arresting the two suspects and recovering the Santro car in which the murder allegedly took place.
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Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 20.4 degrees C, 1 degree below normal ,and minimum temperature of 8 degree C on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 20.4 degrees C, 1 degree below normal ,and minimum temperature of 8 degree C on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Delhi: 4°C fall in temp from Jan 26, cold wave return likely, says IMD

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:40 AM IST
The Western Himalayas experienced widespread snowfall and rain on Friday and Saturday, and an induced cyclonic circulation was over Punjab and its neighbourhood in the plains .
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The Indira Nagar area of Turbhe ward had 13 deaths so far here. However, there was not a single death after June. (Bachchan Kumar/HT photo)
The Indira Nagar area of Turbhe ward had 13 deaths so far here. However, there was not a single death after June. (Bachchan Kumar/HT photo)

Indira Nagar in Turbhe 1st Covid-free area in Navi Mumbai

By Raina Shine, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:01 AM IST
The Indira Nagar area of Turbhe ward has become the first in Navi Mumbai to become Covid-19 free
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A health worker takes a swab sample in Thane. For the first time since the vaccination drive began in Thane, the number of immunisations crossed 102 % on Saturday. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)
A health worker takes a swab sample in Thane. For the first time since the vaccination drive began in Thane, the number of immunisations crossed 102 % on Saturday. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)

Only 1 Covid death in 24 days in Bhiwandi

By Sajana Nambiar, Bhiwandi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:56 AM IST
The Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNCMC) has recorded just a single Covid death in the last 24 days while the daily case count has reduced drastically
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A statue of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, his first in Mumbai, was unveiled in Colaba on his 95th birth anniversary in the presence of leaders of various parties , including his son and CM Uddhav Thackeray, nephew and MNS president Raj Thackeray, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and former CM Devendra Fadnavis. (Pratik Chorge/HT)
A statue of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, his first in Mumbai, was unveiled in Colaba on his 95th birth anniversary in the presence of leaders of various parties , including his son and CM Uddhav Thackeray, nephew and MNS president Raj Thackeray, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and former CM Devendra Fadnavis. (Pratik Chorge/HT)

Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray’s statue unveiled in Mumbai

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:48 AM IST
The nine-feet bronze statue is the first of the Sena supremo in the city, where he established his political party and shaped his political life
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By the end of August last year, 22 graduates had lost their job offers at IIT-B. (HT File)
By the end of August last year, 22 graduates had lost their job offers at IIT-B. (HT File)

Placement offers withdrawn, IIT graduates look for jobs on social media

By Priyanka Sahoo
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:44 AM IST
Sumit (name changed), a mechanical engineer who graduated last year with a dual degree from the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), has been looking for a job on social media since August 2020
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A Covid-19 vaccine shot being administered at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai, on Saturday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
A Covid-19 vaccine shot being administered at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai, on Saturday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

90% turn up again in Mumbai to take their shot against Covid-19

By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:41 AM IST
Mumbai now has a total of 2.65 lakh vaccine vials, having received another 1.25 lakh vaccine vials on Friday
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Coronavirus: Doctors say 'don't talk on public transport'

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:52 PM IST
French doctors have new advice to slow the spread of the virus: stop talking on public transport.
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Even one alcoholic drink per day can increase risk of atrial fibrillation

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:47 PM IST
A recent study revealed that individuals who regularly drink a humble measure of liquor are at a higher risk of atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart pulsates in a strange rhythm.
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Peer confidants at school may help teens with anxiety, depression: Study

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Teen challenges including depression and anxiety are better understood by their peers as compared to teachers or counsellors in the school, believe three-quarters of parents in a new national poll.
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Coffee temporarily counteracts effect of sleep loss on cognitive function: Study

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:36 PM IST
Consuming caffeinated coffee during the day helps to minimise reductions in attention and cognitive function, compared to decaffeinated coffee, suggest the findings of a new study.
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Armaan Jain says that even when he made his debut as a leading man in a movie called Lekar Hum Deewana Dil in 2014, his passion for food was a notch higher than his interest in films; Make-up: Shibu Khan; Hair: BBlunt; Wardrobe:Anushka Khanna (Rohan Shrestha)
Armaan Jain says that even when he made his debut as a leading man in a movie called Lekar Hum Deewana Dil in 2014, his passion for food was a notch higher than his interest in films; Make-up: Shibu Khan; Hair: BBlunt; Wardrobe:Anushka Khanna (Rohan Shrestha)

HT Brunch Cover Story: The Kapoor family’s best-kept food secrets!

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:45 PM IST
Raj Kapoor’s grandson, Armaan Jain, 30, shows how the love for food runs as strong in India’s premier film family as the love for films
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Eijaz Khan recently stepped out of the show for prior commitments.(Colors)
Eijaz Khan recently stepped out of the show for prior commitments.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 109: Kamya says Eijaz is arrogant and over-confident

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:22 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 written update day 109: Rakhi Sawant, Abhinav Shukla and Rubina Dilaik discussed their married lives, while Eijaz revealed he was with Pavitra Punia.
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Bernie Sanders does seem unimpressed by the contestant.
Bernie Sanders does seem unimpressed by the contestant.

Rannvijay Singha clearly wins the Bernie Sanders edit with this Roadies meme

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:08 PM IST
After multiple celebrities tried their hands at the Bernie Sanders edit, it was VJ Rannvijay Singha who clearly won. He shared a photo of Bernie, edited into a Roadies audition.
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Actor Avneet Kaur has done TV shows such as Hamari Sister Didi, Chandra Nandini and Aladdin - Naam Toh Suna Hoga. She recently featured in singer Akull’s song Faraar.
Actor Avneet Kaur has done TV shows such as Hamari Sister Didi, Chandra Nandini and Aladdin - Naam Toh Suna Hoga. She recently featured in singer Akull’s song Faraar.

Avneet Kaur on being body shamed: Trolls don’t deserve even a fraction of our attention

By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:47 PM IST
Dancer-actor Avneet Kaur agrees that social media is important, but she insists that it’s neither our life, nor does it define our existence, so one needs to maintain necessary distance.
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Teejay celebrated her birthday on Friday.(Instagram)
Teejay celebrated her birthday on Friday.(Instagram)

Teejay Sidhu celebrates birthday with newborn baby and Karanvir Bohra

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:17 PM IST
Teejay Sidhu and Karanvir Bohra shares sweet messages on Instagram to mark her birthday on Friday.
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Audience will ask tough questions to contestants.
Audience will ask tough questions to contestants.

Bigg Boss 14 promo teases a power-packed Weekend Ka Vaar episode, watch

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:28 PM IST
Bigg Boss Weekend Ka Vaar will see a number of ex-contestants grace the episode as well as few audience, some of whom will grill the current contestants. Rahul Vaidya, Abhinav Shukla and Rubina Dilaik will be asked some tough questions.
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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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