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PM Modi arrived in Kolkata on Saturday afternoon to take part in the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.(Photo: PMOIndia/ Twitter)
PM Modi arrived in Kolkata on Saturday afternoon to take part in the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.(Photo: PMOIndia/ Twitter)

PM Modi reaches Victoria Memorial in Kolkata; CM Mamata, Guv in attendance

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:47 PM IST
PM Modi arrived in Kolkata on Saturday afternoon to take part in the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
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Farmers on Friday presented a masked man who himself admitted that he was sent to Singhu to create violence. (Photo: ANI)
Farmers on Friday presented a masked man who himself admitted that he was sent to Singhu to create violence. (Photo: ANI)

Masked man's 'plot' to incite violence at Singhu, 'U-turn': What we know so far

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:00 PM IST
Claims and counter-claims are being made over who planted the masked man who first claimed that he was sent to create disruption at farmers' protest and then denied.
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BSF officials who found the secret tunnel say it appears to have been built by Pakistani military about 6 to 8 years ago(Sourced)
BSF officials who found the secret tunnel say it appears to have been built by Pakistani military about 6 to 8 years ago(Sourced)

Pak’s secret tunnel to push terrorists for 8 years in Jammu detected by BSF

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:09 PM IST
  • It is important to detect all the cross-border tunnels on the Pakistan border because they nullify the impact of soldiers at the LoC blocking infiltration attempts
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A student wearing a face mask and protective gloves attends a class at Govt Sarvodaya Girls Senior Secondary School in Delhi on January 18.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
A student wearing a face mask and protective gloves attends a class at Govt Sarvodaya Girls Senior Secondary School in Delhi on January 18.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Mask mandate, immunity, climate helped India lower Covid-19 cases: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:17 PM IST
The report quoted health policy expert Genevie Fernandes who said mask mandates are one of the things that may have helped bring down India's Covid-19 caseload.
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Indian skipper Virat Kohli.(PTI)
Indian skipper Virat Kohli.(PTI)

Hogg warns against removing Kohli as captain, says it might affect his batting

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:49 PM IST
  • There has been a clamour to remove Virat Kohli as the captain of the Indian cricket team. Even though he is the most successful captain in India’s Test cricket history, some fans have sought to change his leadership role.
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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 07:04 AM 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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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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Suhana Khan with Arjun Chhiba and Manavi Gaur.
Suhana Khan with Arjun Chhiba and Manavi Gaur.

Suhana Khan misses her 'babysitters', shares pic with cousin and his girlfriend

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:39 PM IST
Suhana Khan has shared a throwback picture with her cousin Arjun Chhiba and his girlfriend Manavi Gaur on Instagram. Check it out.
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File image of Gautam Gambhir who led KKR to two IPL titles.(Getty Images)
File image of Gautam Gambhir who led KKR to two IPL titles.(Getty Images)

'He should be allowed to go elsewhere': Gambhir 'surprised' KKR retained spinner

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:23 PM IST
Speaking on Star Sports, Gambhir said that KKR should have allowed Kuldeep to go elsewhere in case he is not in their plans for the future.
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Varun Dhawan at the wedding venue.
Varun Dhawan at the wedding venue.

Varun Dhawan arrives at venue ahead of wedding with Natasha Dalal

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:40 PM IST
Ahead of his wedding with Natasha Dalal, Varun Dhawan was seen arriving at his wedding venue, The Mansion House, in Alibaug on Saturday. See pictures here.
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Rishabh Pant (centre) and Shubman Gill celebrate moments after India’s victory.(HT_PRINT)
Rishabh Pant (centre) and Shubman Gill celebrate moments after India’s victory.(HT_PRINT)

Want to be best keeper-batsman: Raina recalls Pant's words at training

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:25 PM IST
India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant was hailed as the hero of India's win at Gabba after scoring an unbeaten 89.
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Gauahar Khan and Zaid Darbar married on December 25, 2020.
Gauahar Khan and Zaid Darbar married on December 25, 2020.

Gauahar Khan, Zaid Darbar recreate Hrithik Roshan's hit song Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:45 PM IST
Gauahar Khan and Zaid Darbar have recreated Hrithik Roshan, Amisha Patel's hit title track from Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. Watch.
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Deepika Padukone doesn't seem too happy with Bernie Sanders' cooking skills.
Deepika Padukone doesn't seem too happy with Bernie Sanders' cooking skills.

Deepika Padukone shares her own Bernie Sanders meme, Ranveer captions it

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:40 PM IST
After Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone has also shared a version of the viral Bernie Sanders meme on Instagram. Deepika even asked her fans to give a suitable caption to the photo.
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Singer Akhil’s latest song Dooja Pyaar has been garnering good response from the audience.
Singer Akhil’s latest song Dooja Pyaar has been garnering good response from the audience.

Singer Akhil: Favouritism in Bollywood is reason why many singers lose out on opportunities

By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:15 PM IST
Singer Akhil talks about his latest song Dooja Pyaar and why he didn’t take up any other work in Bollywood after his debut with Duniyaa in Luka Chuppi in 2019.
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Genelia D Souza and Ritiesh Deshmukh married in 2012.
Genelia D Souza and Ritiesh Deshmukh married in 2012.

Genelia D Souza shares cute video as Riteish Deshmukh kisses her in bed

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:59 PM IST
Genelia D Souza shared a cute video with husband Riteish Deshmukh, which was showered with love by many of their industry colleagues. Watch it here.
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Suhana Khan with Arjun Chhiba and Manavi Gaur.
Suhana Khan with Arjun Chhiba and Manavi Gaur.

Suhana Khan misses her 'babysitters', shares pic with cousin and his girlfriend

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:39 PM IST
Suhana Khan has shared a throwback picture with her cousin Arjun Chhiba and his girlfriend Manavi Gaur on Instagram. Check it out.
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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 01:46 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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Indian skipper Virat Kohli.(PTI)
Indian skipper Virat Kohli.(PTI)

Hogg warns against removing Kohli as captain, says it might affect his batting

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:49 PM IST
  • There has been a clamour to remove Virat Kohli as the captain of the Indian cricket team. Even though he is the most successful captain in India’s Test cricket history, some fans have sought to change his leadership role.
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India's Navdeep Saini, right, reacts after injuring his leg.(AP)
India's Navdeep Saini, right, reacts after injuring his leg.(AP)

'I was in pain': How Navdeep Saini bowled despite injury at Gabba

By hindustantimes.com | PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:43 PM IST
Ajinkya 'bhaiya' asked me if I could bowl with injury, I had to say yes: Navdeep Saini
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Greg Chappell.(Reuters)
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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Bharat Arun.
Bharat Arun.

Bharat Arun heaps praise on India's 'most complete all-rounder'

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:38 AM IST
  • Jadeja, who did not feature in the first Test against Australia because of an injury, came back into the side for the second Test in Melbourne and immediately left his mark in all three departments of the game.
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Anand Mahindra tweeted the image of the parking sign on January 22.(MINT_PRINT)
Anand Mahindra tweeted the image of the parking sign on January 22.(MINT_PRINT)

Picture of parking sign tweeted by Anand Mahindra makes netizens giggle

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:08 PM IST
“I wonder if some might misunderstand and bring along attested copies of their assets in order to gain a parking spot!” read a bit of the text shared alongside the image by Anand Mahindra.
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The image shows a white-and-brown furred feline named Daisy.(Reddit/@groundzer0s)
The image shows a white-and-brown furred feline named Daisy.(Reddit/@groundzer0s)

You’ll relate to this cat if you're someone who always wants snuggles. Watch

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:06 PM IST
“I read the caption as ‘she’s important and wants snuggles’ and honestly it works,” read one comment under the recording shared on the subreddit ‘cat taps’.
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The image shows barred spiral galaxy NGC 4535.(Instagram/@nasahubble)
The image shows barred spiral galaxy NGC 4535.(Instagram/@nasahubble)

Here’s what colours of this barred spiral galaxy say about its star population

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:22 PM IST
“NGC 4535 is located about 50 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo,” reads a bit of the caption shared alongside the post.
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This image released by Baobab Studios shows an avatar representing actress Daisy Ridley, left, with her character, Magda, at the virtual reality premiere of her short film "Baba Yaga." It’s being called the first ever VR movie premiere. And consumers can experience the premiere space and the film now through Oculus Quest. (Baobab Studios via AP)(AP)
This image released by Baobab Studios shows an avatar representing actress Daisy Ridley, left, with her character, Magda, at the virtual reality premiere of her short film "Baba Yaga." It’s being called the first ever VR movie premiere. And consumers can experience the premiere space and the film now through Oculus Quest. (Baobab Studios via AP)(AP)

‘First ever’ virtual reality movie premiere takes place for short film Baba Yaga

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:12 AM IST
Jennifer Hudson especially liked seeing her team and how much their avatars looked like themselves.
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Oklahoma State Rep. Justin Humphrey prepares to speak at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. A mythical, ape-like creature that has captured the imagination of adventurers for decades has now become the target of Rep. Justin Humphrey. Humphrey, a Republican House member has introduced a bill that would create a Bigfoot hunting season, He says issuing a state hunting license and tag could help boost tourism.(AP)
Oklahoma State Rep. Justin Humphrey prepares to speak at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. A mythical, ape-like creature that has captured the imagination of adventurers for decades has now become the target of Rep. Justin Humphrey. Humphrey, a Republican House member has introduced a bill that would create a Bigfoot hunting season, He says issuing a state hunting license and tag could help boost tourism.(AP)

'Bigfoot' hunting season proposed by Oklahoma lawmaker

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:20 AM IST
Micah Holmes, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, which oversees hunting in Oklahoma, told television station KOCO that the agency uses science-driven research and doesn’t recognize Bigfoot.
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The Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) chief Madan Mohan Jha strongly denied any fear of a spilt in the party(HT Photo)
The Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) chief Madan Mohan Jha strongly denied any fear of a spilt in the party(HT Photo)

News updates from HT: Bihar Congress in charge has his task cut out for him

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:01 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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It took many hours for forest officials to remove the calf to a nearby elephant rehabilitation centre after firing sedation shots. (K Santosh/HT PHOTO).
It took many hours for forest officials to remove the calf to a nearby elephant rehabilitation centre after firing sedation shots. (K Santosh/HT PHOTO).

Wild elephant found dead in Kerala’s Kallar, calf’s plight moves forest staff

By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:44 PM IST
  • Rubber tappers of the estate first noticed the carcass of the wild elephant and trumpeting baby in the morning and alerted forest officials. They were not allowed to come near the carcass by the angry baby elephant. And it took nearly five hours for officials to remove it from the site.
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“I am urgently soliciting the assistance of your Government to have access to 200,000 doses (for 100,000 citizens) of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine being manufactured in your country," she wrote.(Facebook/@SupportMiaMottley)
“I am urgently soliciting the assistance of your Government to have access to 200,000 doses (for 100,000 citizens) of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine being manufactured in your country," she wrote.(Facebook/@SupportMiaMottley)

Barbados PM writes to PM Modi seeking 2 lakh doses of Covishield

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:03 PM IST
Under the Vaccine Maitri commitment, India has already been shipping consignments of Covid-19 vaccines manufactured in India - Covishield, and Covaxin by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech - to its neighbours.
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A student wearing a face mask and protective gloves attends a class at Govt Sarvodaya Girls Senior Secondary School in Delhi on January 18.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
A student wearing a face mask and protective gloves attends a class at Govt Sarvodaya Girls Senior Secondary School in Delhi on January 18.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Mask mandate, immunity, climate helped India lower Covid-19 cases: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:17 PM IST
The report quoted health policy expert Genevie Fernandes who said mask mandates are one of the things that may have helped bring down India's Covid-19 caseload.
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PM Modi arrived in Kolkata on Saturday afternoon to take part in the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.(Photo: PMOIndia/ Twitter)
PM Modi arrived in Kolkata on Saturday afternoon to take part in the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.(Photo: PMOIndia/ Twitter)

PM Modi reaches Victoria Memorial in Kolkata; CM Mamata, Guv in attendance

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:47 PM IST
PM Modi arrived in Kolkata on Saturday afternoon to take part in the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
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The privacy watchdog told TikTok on Friday to block the accounts of users in the country whose age it couldn’t verify at least until Feb. 15, according to a statement by the regulator.(AP)
The privacy watchdog told TikTok on Friday to block the accounts of users in the country whose age it couldn’t verify at least until Feb. 15, according to a statement by the regulator.(AP)

TikTok reviews Italian data watchdog’s order to block accounts

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:50 PM IST
The strengthening of rules came after a 10-year-old girl died of asphyxiation in Palermo, Sicily, while taking part in a so-called blackout challenge on TikTok, the news agency cited her parents as saying.
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“This is a very serious situation, and we must do what we can to stop the outbreak,” Hoie said.(AFP)
“This is a very serious situation, and we must do what we can to stop the outbreak,” Hoie said.(AFP)

Norway locks down Oslo area to fight spread of new Covid-19 Variant

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:25 PM IST
All shops, cinemas, restaurants and churches will be closed and the service of alcohol banned until Jan. 31, Health Minister Bent Hoie announced.
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A view of the TikTok app logo. In a statement, the regulator said that although TikTok had committed to ban registration for children aged under 13, it was nonetheless easy to circumvent this rule.(AP)
A view of the TikTok app logo. In a statement, the regulator said that although TikTok had committed to ban registration for children aged under 13, it was nonetheless easy to circumvent this rule.(AP)

Italy tells TikTok to block users after death of young girl

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:59 PM IST
The ruling came after a girl died of asphyxiation in Palermo, Sicily, in a case that has shocked Italy.
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A file photo shows deer gathering at a depot used to store pipes for the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline in Gascoyne, North Dakota. (REUTERS)
A file photo shows deer gathering at a depot used to store pipes for the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline in Gascoyne, North Dakota. (REUTERS)

In phone call with Biden, Trudeau expresses disappointment over US stance on Keystone XL pipeline

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:58 PM IST
Trudeau has been under pressure from several premiers of Canadians provinces to press America on the matter and threaten economic sanctions if the project is not revived
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Some 5.38 million people have been given a first dose of vaccine in the UK, government data showed.(AP)
Some 5.38 million people have been given a first dose of vaccine in the UK, government data showed.(AP)

UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

Reuters, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:41 PM IST
The British Medical Association said it supports giving a second dose up to 42 days after the first dose, but that a longer gap is not in line with World Health Organization guidance. It therefore urged the CMO to "urgently review the UK's current position of second doses after 12 weeks".
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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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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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Tennis - WTA Premier 5 - Qatar Open - Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha, Qatar - February 28, 2020 Australia's Ashleigh Barty in action during her semi final match against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari(REUTERS)

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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Tennis players during lockdown.(Agencies)
Tennis players during lockdown.(Agencies)

Why the tennis world's best players are hitting balls against hotel walls

By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:22 PM IST
For a group of 72 players, a knock on the door usually means either a RT-PCR test or a delivery of food or some other essential.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia in an MMA bout with Dustin Poirier of the US, earlier this month. Nurmagomedov — a legend who has single-handedly boosted the profile of the sport — recently announced that he’s retiring, following the death of his father and coach earlier this year.(Mahmoud Khaled / AP File Photo)
Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia in an MMA bout with Dustin Poirier of the US, earlier this month. Nurmagomedov — a legend who has single-handedly boosted the profile of the sport — recently announced that he’s retiring, following the death of his father and coach earlier this year.(Mahmoud Khaled / AP File Photo)

UFC chief thinks Khabib Nurmagomedov could return: Report

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:36 AM IST
Despite repeated claims by Khabib Nurmagomedov that he intends to remain retired, UFC president White said Friday that he believes the undefeated UFC lightweight champion -- who stunned the sport by tearfully retiring after his previous match -- "still wants to fight."
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The ED found that Wadhawans laundered more than <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2500 crore out of a total <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6600 crore the company - HDIL - had taken from PMC Bank between 2007 and 2013.(Twitter/@dir_ed)
The ED found that Wadhawans laundered more than 2500 crore out of a total 6600 crore the company - HDIL - had taken from PMC Bank between 2007 and 2013.(Twitter/@dir_ed)

PMC Bank fraud: ED arrests Viva group MD, consultant

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:31 PM IST
  • ED's money laundering probe in the PMC Bank case began after the Mumbai police registered a criminal case in September 2019 against HDIL, its promoters Rakesh Wadhawan and Sarang Wadhawan among others.
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A salesman shows gold necklaces to a customer at a jewellery showroom in Kolkata in this file photo. (Reuters Photo)
A salesman shows gold necklaces to a customer at a jewellery showroom in Kolkata in this file photo. (Reuters Photo)

Gold prices start the week at 48,332 per 10 gram, fall to 48,861

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:19 AM IST
Gold price was up in the national capital on Monday with a recovery in international prices and rupee depreciation, according to HDFC Securities.
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The record rise in prices has led to demands for a cut in excise duty to allow customers to buy fuel at lesser prices.(Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)
The record rise in prices has led to demands for a cut in excise duty to allow customers to buy fuel at lesser prices.(Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)

Fuel prices surge once more. Check what people will have to pay in major cities

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:11 AM IST
Petrol prices in Delhi rose to 85.70 and diesel prices were up by 15 paise to rise to 75.88 per litre.
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While the RBI has sought to increase scrutiny on shadow banks, it has also assured them that the proposed changes will continue to allow those engaged in niche sectors and markets to have flexibility in terms of business operations.
While the RBI has sought to increase scrutiny on shadow banks, it has also assured them that the proposed changes will continue to allow those engaged in niche sectors and markets to have flexibility in terms of business operations.

RBI proposes stricter norms for non-banks

By Gopika Gopakumar, Livemint, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:39 AM IST
The regulator proposed to classify the shadow banks into four categories, depending on their systemic importance and potential risk to the stability of financial system stability.
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The India volatility index, or the VIX, which indicates a rise in fear and anxiety among investors, rose 1% to end at 22.42 on Friday.(PTI)
The India volatility index, or the VIX, which indicates a rise in fear and anxiety among investors, rose 1% to end at 22.42 on Friday.(PTI)

Markets skid amid weak global cues

By Nasrin Sultana, Livemint, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:37 AM IST
Stocks in the Asia-Pacific also traded lower, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng falling 1.6%, China’s Shanghai Composite 0.4%, Japan’s Nikkei 0.44% and South Korea’s Kospi 0.64%.
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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

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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

Edited by Nandini
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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AAP MLA Somnath Bharti leaves after attending the Delhi Assembly monsoon session in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
AAP MLA Somnath Bharti leaves after attending the Delhi Assembly monsoon session in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Injustice with Somnath Bharti in AIIMS security staff assault case: AAP

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:53 PM IST
  • Earlier in the day, a Delhi court sentenced Bharti to two years in jail in a case registered in 2016.
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The minimum temperature rose to eight degrees Celsius as a result of easterly winds and a cloud cover over the national capital, an IMD official said.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
The minimum temperature rose to eight degrees Celsius as a result of easterly winds and a cloud cover over the national capital, an IMD official said.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Delhi's minimum temperature rises to 8 degree Celsius

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:31 AM IST
A fresh Western Disturbance (WD) affecting the western Himalayas provided some relief from the chill.
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An authority notice said no non-scheduled flight will be allowed to operate from 10am-1pm from January 20 to 26.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
An authority notice said no non-scheduled flight will be allowed to operate from 10am-1pm from January 20 to 26.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

No flights to, from Delhi airport from 10am-12.15pm till January 26

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:34 AM IST
However, the restriction will not be applicable to the movements of the Indian Air Force, the Border Security Force, the Indian Army or helicopters, the notice said.
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Today she shares a poem she wrote when brother, Vikas, was starting a new life in Europe. (While posing for a snap, her younger son, Samarth, tiptoes from behind, and photo-bombs the portrait.)
Today she shares a poem she wrote when brother, Vikas, was starting a new life in Europe. (While posing for a snap, her younger son, Samarth, tiptoes from behind, and photo-bombs the portrait.)

Delhiwale: Stories on the move

By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:10 AM IST
Jyoti Vij Ahuja is also a writer, who exploited the pandemic by compiling her short stories into a self-published e-book, Marital Bliss & Other Things.
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Earlier, the Delhi Police proposed a route map to the farmers where they could hold a tractor rally on January 26.(ANI file photo)
Earlier, the Delhi Police proposed a route map to the farmers where they could hold a tractor rally on January 26.(ANI file photo)

Farmers at Singhu border allege bid to infiltrate, spark violence

By shiv sunny, Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:14 AM IST
The development came on a day when talks between the farmers and the government broke down, and they said they will go ahead with their January 26 tractor rally inside the national capital – a demonstration that the government is attempting to avert.
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: Enforcement Directorate office at Ballard Estate in Mumbai. (Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times File Photo/For Representative Purposes Only)
: Enforcement Directorate office at Ballard Estate in Mumbai. (Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times File Photo/For Representative Purposes Only)

PMC Bank case: ED raids five locations, arrests 2 top officials of Viva Group

ANI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:26 AM IST
The premises included a registered office of Viva Group in Virar, a residential premise of the concerned person in Virar, one associated office premise in Andheri and two residential premises of two financial consultants of Viva Group in Juhu, Chembur.
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Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray paid his respect to freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Saturday. (Pratham Gokhale/Hindustan Times File Photo)
Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray paid his respect to freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Saturday. (Pratham Gokhale/Hindustan Times File Photo)

Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray pays tributes to Netaji on birth anniversary

PTI, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:14 AM IST
Thackeray paid floral tributes to the founder of the Indian National Army at 'Matoshree', his private residence in suburban Bandra here.
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The state government has approved <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.3 crore to provide compensation to poultry farm owners who were affected owing to the avian influenza. (HT FILE)
The state government has approved 1.3 crore to provide compensation to poultry farm owners who were affected owing to the avian influenza. (HT FILE)

732 more bird deaths in Maharashtra, toll touches 14K

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:32 AM IST
Till Friday, the state has culled a total of 39,483 poultry birds and eight ducks and destroyed 35,515 eggs and 53,046 kg of poultry feed
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The redevelopment plans for terminus and stations include providing shopping complexes and hotels on the premises to increase the non- fare revenue. (HT FILE)
The redevelopment plans for terminus and stations include providing shopping complexes and hotels on the premises to increase the non- fare revenue. (HT FILE)

Arriving soon in Mumbai: Better Bandra Terminus

By Aroosa Ahmed
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:26 AM IST
The IRSDC is looking at providing road connectivity to the terminus from SV Road. Currently, only one narrow road from the east of the railway station connects to the terminus.
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(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Mumbai sees record 92% turnout on Day 4 of Covid vaccination drive

By Mehul R Thakkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:22 AM IST
The Covid vaccination drive in Mumbai saw a record high turnout on Friday, with 3,539 (92%) of the 3,852 healthcare workers (HCW) getting the shots
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Maggi pakode? Why not. Check this lip-smacking recipe of the tea-time delicacy(Instagram/buzzforfood)
Maggi pakode? Why not. Check this lip-smacking recipe of the tea-time delicacy(Instagram/buzzforfood)

Maggi pakode? Why not. Check this lip-smacking recipe of the tea-time delicacy

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:02 PM IST
  • Keep your regular onion or paneer pakoda for monsoons and try this appetizing Maggi pakode recipe to treat your taste buds and warm your soul during winter evening tea-time with fam
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a news conference on Friday that the UK may need to implement further measures to protect its borders from new variants of Covid-19.(Unsplash)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a news conference on Friday that the UK may need to implement further measures to protect its borders from new variants of Covid-19.(Unsplash)

Britain to discuss tighter travel restrictions -BBC

Reuters, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:59 PM IST
British ministers are to discuss on Monday further tightening travel restrictions, the BBC reported on Saturday, adding that people arriving in the country could be required to quarantine in hotels.
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Indians have always used pistachios as a garnish on desserts, biryanis etc.(Pixabay)
Indians have always used pistachios as a garnish on desserts, biryanis etc.(Pixabay)

Boost immunity with key nutrients found in pistachios

ANI, New Delhi [india]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:54 PM IST
American Pistachios Growers, a non-profit trade association, organized a Virtual Knowledge Session to talk about the immunity building properties in pistachios and also announce Luke Coutinho as its Lifestyle Ambassador in India.
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Norway imposes strictest measures to curb new Covid-19 variant, locks down Oslo(Unsplash)
Norway imposes strictest measures to curb new Covid-19 variant, locks down Oslo(Unsplash)

Norway imposes strictest measures to curb new Covid-19 variant, locks down Oslo

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:07 PM IST
  • Imposing the strictest measures ever since the coronavirus outbreak last year, Norway closes down shops, cinemas, restaurants and churches and bans alcohol service until January 31
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Covid-19: Hong Kong locks down thousands amid recent coronavirus outbreak(Twitter/stellarpbtech)
Covid-19: Hong Kong locks down thousands amid recent coronavirus outbreak(Twitter/stellarpbtech)

Covid-19: Hong Kong locks down thousands amid recent coronavirus outbreak

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:04 PM IST
  • In a first, Hong Kong locked down an area of Kowloon peninsula on Saturday to test 10,000 residents for coronavirus before they return to work on Monday, after a recent outbreak of Covid-19
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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 03:34 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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Naina Singh was last seen in Bigg Boss-14 House. (Sourced)
Naina Singh was last seen in Bigg Boss-14 House. (Sourced)

Naina Singh: One cannot hide their real persona on screen

By S Farah Rizvi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:43 AM IST
Hailing from Moradabad, reality TV star Naina Singh feels it’s tougher to be yourself on screen instead of playing a reel-life character.
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Arshi Khan triggered the fight between Sonali Phogat and Rubina Dilaik.(Colors)
Arshi Khan triggered the fight between Sonali Phogat and Rubina Dilaik.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14: Shefali praises Arshi despite her triggering Sonali-Rubina fight

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:42 AM IST
  • Former Bigg Boss contestant Shefali Bagga praises Arshi Khan for this trait of hers, despite her constant fights with everyone.
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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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