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The chief minister said the state government was announcing the ex gratia in honour of the bravery shown by Col Santosh Babu while fighting the Chinese troops.(HT PHOTO.)
The chief minister said the state government was announcing the ex gratia in honour of the bravery shown by Col Santosh Babu while fighting the Chinese troops.(HT PHOTO.)

Galwan braveheart Col Santosh Babu named for Mahavir Chakra in R-Day honours

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:25 PM IST
The bloody Galwan clash was the first deadly conflict between India and China in at least 45 years and was seen to underline the risk of the border standoff escalating into a full-scale confrontation.
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seen in this file photo. Abe and his Cabinet are set to resign Wednesday morning, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later in the day.(AP Photo)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seen in this file photo. Abe and his Cabinet are set to resign Wednesday morning, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later in the day.(AP Photo)

Republic Day 2021: Shinzo Abe, SP Balasubramaniam among Padma Vibhushan awardees

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:22 PM IST
The Padma awards are conferred by the President on the eve of Republic Day every year.
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A file photo of an Indian flag next to the Chinese national emblem.(AP)

'Constructive talks': India, China to push for early disengagement in Ladakh

By Rahul Singh | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:11 PM IST
  • This comes as the two sides held the ninth round of talks on Sunday that went on for nearly 16 hours.
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Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said that the company is advancing the emerging variant booster candidate out of “abundance of caution.”(REUTERS)
Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said that the company is advancing the emerging variant booster candidate out of “abundance of caution.”(REUTERS)

Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine effective against South Africa, UK variants

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:41 PM IST
The US biotechnology firm said that the two-dose regimen of its Covid-19 vaccine at the 100 microgram dose is expected to be protective against emerging strains.
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File photo of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan.(CPS Global)

All you need to know about Padma Vibhushan awardee Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:00 PM IST
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan has been given Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian award, for his exceptional contribution in the field of spiritualism.
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A tiny tax on stock market transactions can help fund India’s vaccination drive without burning a hole in the wallets of stock market investors and give the government headroom for other expenditure to help save lives (AFP)
A tiny tax on stock market transactions can help fund India’s vaccination drive without burning a hole in the wallets of stock market investors and give the government headroom for other expenditure to help save lives (AFP)

Vaccinating all Indians, for free

By Praveen Chakravarty
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:08 AM IST
The markets are at an all-time high. Impose a Covid-19 surcharge on transactions and use it for vaccination
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Why is it that, despite the government displaying its willingness to take a step back, the matter was not resolved? (PTI)
Why is it that, despite the government displaying its willingness to take a step back, the matter was not resolved? (PTI)

Farm protests: The costs of a prolonged standoff

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:08 AM IST
The government has extended an olive branch. The farmers must respect this and reciprocate. The tone set on Saturday should pave the way for a permanent solution.
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How do we address this cyclical pattern of hailing and rubbishing financiers? It is time for an honest review of the entire issue (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
How do we address this cyclical pattern of hailing and rubbishing financiers? It is time for an honest review of the entire issue (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The policy landscape around digital and physical micro-lending

By Amol Agrawal
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:08 AM IST
In 1870s, a similar backlash emerged in Poona and Ahmednagar districts of the Bombay presidency. The agriculture boom in the early 1860s led farmers to take loans from moneylenders
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India's Shardul Thakur celebrates the dismissal on the 4th day of the fourth test match between Australia and India, at The Gabba.
India's Shardul Thakur celebrates the dismissal on the 4th day of the fourth test match between Australia and India, at The Gabba.

All-rounder’s tag alone won’t do, must keep performing: Shardul Thakur

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:19 AM IST
  • With seven wickets and a vital fifty, Thakur celebrated his Test comeback, underlining qualities as a pace-bowling all-rounder. The 29-year-old looks back on the momentous series in this interview.
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India's substitute wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha reaches for the ball during play on day three of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.(AP)
India's substitute wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha reaches for the ball during play on day three of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.(AP)

Exclusive Interview: Saha opens up on battle with Pant for keeper's slot

By Aritra Mukherjee
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:56 AM IST
  • When the India wicket-keeper finally manage to spare some time for a chat – albeit with the permission from his daughter and wife, it didn’t take him much time to don the imaginary keeping gloves and gather the bouncer-like questions with utmost ease during.
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Priyanka regrets endorsing fairness creams, says she powdered her face as a kid

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  • Actor Priyanka Chopra has said that she regrets endorsing fairness creams in India, but as a child she believed that dark skin wasn't pretty and would put talcum powder on her face.
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Natasha Dalal gets her makeup done ahead of her wedding with Varun Dhawan.

Varun's 'chilled out bride' Natasha Dalal got her wedding makeup done in 35 mins

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:15 PM IST
  • Varun Dhawan's wife, Natasha Dalal, got her wedding makeup done in 35 minutes, artist Namrata Soni has said.
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India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates after bowling Australia's Josh Hazlewood during play on day four of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)(AP)

Ashwin explains why he opted to compete against Steve Smith

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:57 PM IST
Ashwin proved instrumental in stopping Australia’s premier batsman Steve Smith during the first two Tests. He was Australia's best batsman and Ashwin negated his threat by constant variations.
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Kangana Ranaut riding a mechanical horse during Manikarnika, in real and on reel.(Instagram)

Kangana accuses attacks 'mafia' for 'making fun of mechanical horse'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:06 PM IST
  • On the second anniversary of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Kangana Ranaut has accused the movie 'mafia' of launching negative campaigns against her and the film.
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Kings XI Punjab batsman Glenn Maxwell.(IPL/Twitter)

Agarkar believes teams may still chase Maxwell despite poor IPL 2020

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:38 PM IST
Former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar stated that some other franchise may still go for him and bid for the Australian all-rounder with a heavy sum.
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Priyanka regrets endorsing fairness creams, says she powdered her face as a kid

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:02 PM IST
  • Actor Priyanka Chopra has said that she regrets endorsing fairness creams in India, but as a child she believed that dark skin wasn't pretty and would put talcum powder on her face.
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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal at their sangeet function.
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal at their sangeet function.

Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal glam it up in first pics from sangeet, see here

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:30 PM IST
  • Pictures from Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal's sangeet function have been shared online by Zoa Morani. Check them out here.
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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal at their mehendi ceremony.
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal at their mehendi ceremony.

Inside Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal's mehendi ceremony

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:54 PM IST
  • New pictures from Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal's mehendi ceremony have arrived online. Check them out here.
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Actor Akshay Oberoi’s plays a negative character in his latest Bollywood venture Madam Chief Minister.
Actor Akshay Oberoi’s plays a negative character in his latest Bollywood venture Madam Chief Minister.

Akshay Oberoi: We lucked out as there were no Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar sort of big films releasing in 2020

By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:04 PM IST
Actor Akshay Oberoi says while choosing a project he trusts his intuition, as the idea is to work and improve consistently, rest of the discussions that happens are just noise to him.
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The film Rang De Basanti completes 15 years of it’ release on January 26. (Hindustan Times)
The film Rang De Basanti completes 15 years of it’ release on January 26. (Hindustan Times)

15 years of Rang De Basanti: The team reveals what makes it timeless

By Kavita Awaasthi and Rishabh Suri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:58 PM IST
Rang De Basanti was a critical and commercial hit when it released on this day 15 years ago. And we are still talking about the film. What makes it so special? We talk to director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Prasoon Joshi, Sharman Joshi and Kunal Kapoor for their take and memories of the making the film.
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India's Shubman Gill, right, hits a delivery from Australia's Mitchell Starc.(AP)
India's Shubman Gill, right, hits a delivery from Australia's Mitchell Starc.(AP)

'He seems to be aware of it': Ian Bishop reveals 'glitch' in Gill's technique

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:50 PM IST
Speaking in an interview on Sportstar, West Indies legend Ian Bishop praised Shubman Gill, describing him as an "elegent, eye-catching" batsman.
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File image of Michael Vaughan.(Getty Images)

'Makes no sense': Vaughan on Bairstow missing first two Tests vs India

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:08 PM IST
India vs England: The trio has been rested as part of ECB's player management policy, which stresses on giving adequate rest to every English cricketer in a packed calendar year, which includes 17 Tests and the ICC T20 World Cup.
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File photo of former Zimbabwe captain Tatenda Taibu batting in a Test match against India(Getty Images)
File photo of former Zimbabwe captain Tatenda Taibu batting in a Test match against India(Getty Images)

Tatenda Taibu reveals how Dravid's advice helped him tackle Anil Kumble

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Taibu took to Twitter on Sunday and stated that he received the valuable piece of advice after an India vs Zimbabwe Test match.
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Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting(Twitter)

'There might be someone better to play': Ponting's huge statement on Starc

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:36 PM IST
  • Former captain Ricky Ponting has pointed out at the lacklustre performance of Starc in the last two Test matches against India and has said that the left-arm paceman needs to swing the ball in every condition to retain his place in the team that will travel to take on South Africa soon.
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Galle: England captain Joe Root plays a sweep shot.(PTI)
Galle: England captain Joe Root plays a sweep shot.(PTI)

ENG vs SL: Sibley, Root shine as England win second Test by six wickets

Reuters, Galle
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:41 PM IST
England scored 164-4, with Sibley 56 not out and Jos Buttler unbeaten on 46 as they overcame jittery moments to complete a 2-0 series triumph.
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The image shows Frosty Leo Nebula.(Instagram/@nasachandraxray)

NASA shares ‘unbrrlieveably’ pretty picture of Frosty Leo Nebula. Check it out

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:59 PM IST
“Rich in water in the form of ice grains, the Frosty Leo Nebula is located about 3,000 light years from Earth,” reads a bit of the caption shared alongside the post.
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The image shows Rollo the puppy prancing towards Tori, the mom-to-be, as she holds a blue and a pink balloon in each hand.(Instagram/@nathan_ryles)
The image shows Rollo the puppy prancing towards Tori, the mom-to-be, as she holds a blue and a pink balloon in each hand.(Instagram/@nathan_ryles)

Our little man knew! Puppy’s correct gender prediction leaves netizens gushing

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:54 PM IST
“Looks like we have a psychic little puppy,” reads the caption shared alongside the post.
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Take a look at how various animals, from a tiger to an ostrich, reacted to their home being engulfed in snow.(Instagram/@zslwhipsnadezoo)
Take a look at how various animals, from a tiger to an ostrich, reacted to their home being engulfed in snow.(Instagram/@zslwhipsnadezoo)

English zoo turns into winter wonderland due to snowfall. Pics are ‘winterful’

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:36 PM IST
These images were shared on the official Instagram of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
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The image shows the employee of the cafe.(Facebook/@Notchtop Bakery & Cafe)

Customer leaves $200 tip for each employee in Colorado café, garners praise

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:17 PM IST
“Thank you ‘Covid Bandit’ for you generous gift to our staff. You gift has touched many lives,” reads the caption of the post.
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Shubham could not meet the 'Coolie No. 1' actor as Varun was unable to come out from the venue.(ANI)
Shubham could not meet the 'Coolie No. 1' actor as Varun was unable to come out from the venue.(ANI)

Varun Dhawan's fan arrives at wedding venue with handmade gift

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:21 PM IST
The person introduced himself as Shubham and told that he has been an avid fan for the last eight years and loves all the movies by the actor.
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The man allegedly attacked the girl after she turned down his marriage proposal (Representational Photo)

Man attacks 16-year-old girl with knife, held at Varanasi airport

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:11 PM IST
  • Police arrested the 32-year-od man from the airport while he was waiting to catch a fight for Dubai
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FILE - The TikTok app logo appears in Tokyo on Sept. 28, 2020. A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's attempts to ban TikTok, the latest legal defeat for the administration as it tries to wrest the popular app from its Chinese owners. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)(AP)
FILE - The TikTok app logo appears in Tokyo on Sept. 28, 2020. A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's attempts to ban TikTok, the latest legal defeat for the administration as it tries to wrest the popular app from its Chinese owners. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)(AP)

Government says ban on Chinese mobile apps, including Tiktok, would continue

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:09 PM IST
"We are evaluating the notice and will respond to it as appropriate. TikTok was among the first companies to comply with the Government of India directive issued on June 29, 2020," a Tiktok spokesperson said.
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File photo of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan.(CPS Global)

All you need to know about Padma Vibhushan awardee Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:00 PM IST
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan has been given Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian award, for his exceptional contribution in the field of spiritualism.
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India's recovery rate has touched 96.59 per cent. In picture: Covid-19 vaccination at a government Hospital in Hyderabad, India.(AP)
India's recovery rate has touched 96.59 per cent. In picture: Covid-19 vaccination at a government Hospital in Hyderabad, India.(AP)

Centre asks states to act against those spreading rumours about Covid vaccines

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:51 PM IST
  • Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla said that states must check the spread rumours, and direct all the concerned authorities to take appropriate measures to counter false information about Covid-19 vaccines.
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Colonel Santosh Babu(File Photo)

Maha Vir Chakra for Galwan braveheart Col Santosh Babu, Vir Chakra for 5 others

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:41 PM IST
  • The Maha Vir Chara and the Vir Chara are India's second and third highest wartime gallantry award.
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White House said President Joe Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service.(AP)
White House said President Joe Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service.(AP)

Joe Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender troops: White House

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:49 PM IST
Former Democratic President Barack Obama in 2016 allowed trans people to serve openly and receive medical care to transition genders.
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Senator Rob Portman speaks during a Senate Finance Committee executive session in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
Senator Rob Portman speaks during a Senate Finance Committee executive session in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)

Republican US senator Rob Portman of Ohio won't seek re-election

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:32 PM IST
Portman's announcement comes the same day the Senate is receiving the House impeachment article against former Republican President Donald Trump.
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According to the suit, Rudy Giuliani touted false claims about Dominion while marketing gold and silver coins on his YouTube show.
According to the suit, Rudy Giuliani touted false claims about Dominion while marketing gold and silver coins on his YouTube show.

Dominion Voting Systems sues Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani for $1.3 billion

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:12 PM IST
The suit against Giuliani comes after the bogus conspiracy helped inspire a deadly insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6.
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The justices threw out Trump’s challenge to lower court rulings that had allowed lawsuits to go forward alleging that he violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause by accepting payments from foreign and domestic officials who stay at the Trump International Hotel and patronize other businesses owned by the former president and his family.(Reuters/ File photo)
The justices threw out Trump’s challenge to lower court rulings that had allowed lawsuits to go forward alleging that he violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause by accepting payments from foreign and domestic officials who stay at the Trump International Hotel and patronize other businesses owned by the former president and his family.(Reuters/ File photo)

Supreme Court ends Donald Trump's emoluments lawsuits

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:00 PM IST
The high court also ordered the lower court rulings thrown out as well and directed appeals courts in New York and Richmond, Virginia, to dismiss the suits as moot now that Trump is no longer in office.
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A handout satellite photo taken on November 1, 2020 and obtained from Planet Labs Inc on January 20, 2021, shows a newly constructed Chinese village in an area along the disputed India-China border. (AFP)
A handout satellite photo taken on November 1, 2020 and obtained from Planet Labs Inc on January 20, 2021, shows a newly constructed Chinese village in an area along the disputed India-China border. (AFP)

No record of Sikkim clash in PLA patrol log: Chinese state media

By Sutirtho Patranobis I Edited by Vinod Janardhanan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:57 PM IST
“This is fake news. Based on what I learned, there is no record of this clash in the patrol log of the Chinese side,” wrote Hu Xijin, the high-profile editor of the nationalist tabloid Global Times, on Twitter.
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Chelsea sack manager Frank Lampard

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:20 PM IST
"Chelsea Football Club have today parted company with Head Coach Frank Lampard," the club announced in a press release.
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Logo of Asian Football Confederation(AFC/Twitter)

AFC cancels, postpones tournaments; India's schedule also affected

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:16 PM IST
AFC cancels, postpones tournaments; India's schedule also affected
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Russia confirms it won't appeal Olympic team restrictions

AP, Moscow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:39 PM IST
The Court of Arbitration for Sport last month ruled that Russia's name, flag and anthem would be barred from the next two Olympics after backing the World Anti-Doping Agency's finding that doping data was manipulated.
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Exclusive Interview: Triple H gives an update on Roman Reigns vs The Rock match

By YASH BHATI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:46 PM IST
  • In an exclusive conversation with Hindustan Times, Triple H talked about his return and his future. Triple H also talked about Brock Lesnar's WWE status while commenting on the speculations about a Roman Reigns vs The Rock dream match.
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India U-16 National Team beat UAE 2-1 in a friendly match(Indian Football / Twitter)
India U-16 National Team beat UAE 2-1 in a friendly match(Indian Football / Twitter)

India U-16 team beats UAE 2-1 in a friendly match

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UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:04 PM IST
India's U-16 football team earned a 1-0 victory over their counterparts from UAE
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Rule 10 of Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, provides that e-commerce entities have to display details of the manufacturer.(Reuters)
Rule 10 of Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, provides that e-commerce entities have to display details of the manufacturer.(Reuters)

CAIT alleges Amazon, Flipkart, Zomato and Swiggy of flouting rules

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:19 PM IST
CAIT Secretary General alleged that similar obligations were imposed on e-commerce food business operators.
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Amazon has asked the High Court in New Delhi to enforce the decision of a Singapore arbitrator.(Reuters)
Amazon has asked the High Court in New Delhi to enforce the decision of a Singapore arbitrator.(Reuters)

Amazon tries to block Future's asset sale to Reliance after regulatory approval

Reuters, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:52 PM IST
The Amazon filing also argued that Future should not rely on any regulatory approval it has received, in light of the arbitrator's injunction.
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FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo(REUTERS)

Apple faces Italian suit over iPhones that wear out too quickly

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:40 PM IST
The lawsuit mirrors US cases over claims that the company misled consumers about iPhone battery power and software updates that slowed the performance of the devices.
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A customer hands Indian currency notes to an attendant at a fuel station in Mumbai, India.(Reuters)
A customer hands Indian currency notes to an attendant at a fuel station in Mumbai, India.(Reuters)

Rupee rises for 5th straight session, settles 3 paise higher at 72.94

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:08 PM IST
Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, advanced 0.10 per cent to 90.32.
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will unveil the Budget 2021-22 on February 1.(PTI)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will unveil the Budget 2021-22 on February 1.(PTI)

Government may tweak customs duties on host of goods in Budget 2021

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:58 PM IST
Sources said that while import duties could be tweaked on over 20 products, the customs duties could be removed on select raw materials.
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With the objective of instilling among students the importance of having a definite ‘Purpose’ in life for shaping their career, FLAME University hosted FLAME University Purpose Summit 2021 on January 23-24.(Business Wire India)
With the objective of instilling among students the importance of having a definite ‘Purpose’ in life for shaping their career, FLAME University hosted FLAME University Purpose Summit 2021 on January 23-24.(Business Wire India)

Liberal education is going to be the future of education: FLAME University VC

By Nilesh Mathur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:46 PM IST
  • Universities need to explore the uncharted path and innovative methods when it comes to pedagogy, and playing the role of facilitators in a student's journey of finding their goals and preparing them for their future.
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Delhi High Court.(Mint file)

Delhi HC pulls up SDMC for not requisitioning special educators in schools

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:15 PM IST
The bench consisting of Justice Najmi Waziri was hearing a plea that sought a direction to SDMC to send the requisition of as many as 1,132 vacant posts of Special Educator (Primary) to DSSSB.
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Anurag Ramola explaining his painting about motivating children before exams to PM Modi at Pariksha Pe Charcha session held in Delhi last year. (HT )
Anurag Ramola explaining his painting about motivating children before exams to PM Modi at Pariksha Pe Charcha session held in Delhi last year. (HT )

Anurag Ramola from Uttarakhand awarded Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:15 PM IST
  • Ramola was selected for the award for his achievements in the field of art and culture. He has been conferred, according to him, with 19 international awards, 38 national awards, and over 70 state and district awards.
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MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. (HT file)
MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. (HT file)

Committee formed under CM to choose MPPSC chairperson, members

PTI, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Committee formed under CM to choose MPPSC chairperson, members
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ICAI CA January 2021.(ANI file)

ICAI CA January 2021: Notice for Bihar exam centre change released

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:00 PM IST
  • According to the notification, candidates appearing for the ICAI CA January 2021 examinations at Central Public School, Jaldhari Chowk, Madhubani, Bihar, will now have to appear for the examinations at Central Public School at Gandhi Chowk, Madhubani.
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These 148 new cases came out the 48 ,450 tests conducted the previous day, including 32,651 RT-PCR tests and 15,799 rapid antigen tests.(HT Photo)
These 148 new cases came out the 48 ,450 tests conducted the previous day, including 32,651 RT-PCR tests and 15,799 rapid antigen tests.(HT Photo)

Covid-19: Delhi reports 148 new cases, lowest daily new cases in nine months

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:12 PM IST
The infection tally in the city rose to 6.34 lakh and the death toll mounted to 10,813 with five new fatalities, authorities said on Monday.
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Wholesalers and traders of flags and other tricolour accessories in Delhi-NCR say their businesses have been hit by the pandemic. (Photo: Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Wholesalers and traders of flags and other tricolour accessories in Delhi-NCR say their businesses have been hit by the pandemic. (Photo: Sanchit Khanna/HT)

Republic Day 2021: Traders’ cheer hinges on a tricoloured dream

By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:52 PM IST
Flag sellers in the Capital say sales are low as schools and offices have no plans to have large scale celebrations for R-Day amid the pandemic.
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Some Delhiites are choosing to run marathons within their societies on Republic Day this year. (Photo for representational purposes only)
Some Delhiites are choosing to run marathons within their societies on Republic Day this year. (Photo for representational purposes only)

Republic Day fervour: Run to salute the spirit of Indian armed forces

By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:24 PM IST
To ring in the spirit of patriotism, quite a few denizens have chosen to be part of marathons, this Republic Day, be it physically or virtually
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Over 3.12 lakh people recovered under home isolation that was started first in Delhi, where the first plasma bank in the world opened. So far, 4,929 people have received plasma therapy, Kejriwal said at a Republic Day function.
Over 3.12 lakh people recovered under home isolation that was started first in Delhi, where the first plasma bank in the world opened. So far, 4,929 people have received plasma therapy, Kejriwal said at a Republic Day function.

Delhi's health system didn't collapse during pandemic: Kejriwal

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:27 PM IST
In many developed countries and cities like New York, the health infrastructure collapsed, but measures like home isolation prevented such a situation in Delhi, according to Kejriwal.
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Representational image. (Bloomberg)
Representational image. (Bloomberg)

WhatsApp treating Indians differently from Europe users: Centre to Delhi HC

By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:18 PM IST
The ASG told the court that an opt-out option to not share data with Facebook has been given to European users of WhatsApp, but it has not been given to the Indian users
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)

BJP indulging in religious polarisation in West Bengal, says Shiv Sena’s Saamana

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:20 PM IST
The editorial comes at a time Sena is expected to contest around 100 seats in the assembly elections in Bengal. Senior party leaders will visit Kolkata early next month to chalk out the party’s strategy for the polls
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Bhendkhal wetland in Uran in Navi Mumbai. (File photo)
Bhendkhal wetland in Uran in Navi Mumbai. (File photo)

Mumbai: Environmentalists begin digital drive against MMR wetland destruction

By Neha LM Tripathi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:59 AM IST
According to Wetlands International South Asia, Mumbai lost 71% of its wetlands between 1970 and 2014. MMR is home to a large number of wetlands; Raigad district alone has identified 130 wetlands
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Farmers from Nashik district walk along the Nashik-Mumbai highway to participate in the protest march scheduled to take place on January 25, in Mumbai. (PTI)
Farmers from Nashik district walk along the Nashik-Mumbai highway to participate in the protest march scheduled to take place on January 25, in Mumbai. (PTI)

Farmer’s protest: Maharashtra ruling parties likely to join Mumbai rally today

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:03 AM IST
Farmers have been arriving in Mumbai, some of them travelling over 200 kms, for two days to protest against the contentious farm laws and in solidarity with those protesting at the Delhi borders
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Arguing for the appellant, advocate Sabahat Ullah submitted that the statement of the mother was on hearsay because she had not witnessed the incident and also raised doubts about the minor’s account.
Arguing for the appellant, advocate Sabahat Ullah submitted that the statement of the mother was on hearsay because she had not witnessed the incident and also raised doubts about the minor’s account.

Groping without skin contact not sexual assault, rules Bombay High Court

By K A Y Dodhiya
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:07 AM IST
It couldn’t be deemed an offence under the Pocso Act because there had been no skin-to-skin contact with sexual intent, the bench observed in its ruling on January 19. The man allegedly pressed a breast of the minor.
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The farmers have announced to take out a morcha to Raj Bhavan after a public meeting at Azad Maidan on Monday.(HT photo. Representative image)
The farmers have announced to take out a morcha to Raj Bhavan after a public meeting at Azad Maidan on Monday.(HT photo. Representative image)

Farmers reach Mumbai, vow to intensify agitation

By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:04 AM IST
Ruling parties Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress and other political parties including Aam Admi Party, communist parties have announced their support to the agitation.
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Youngsters are engaging in poetry events, offline and online, ahead of Republic Day.
Youngsters are engaging in poetry events, offline and online, ahead of Republic Day.

Poetry lovers rejoice, here’s something to bring back your rhythm!

By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:52 PM IST
All the poetry lovers in the Capital, you are up for a treat in the coming days, with a number of events lined up, both online and offline.
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Men, take note! If you are a new father and insecure about the relationship with your partner, it may trigger postnatal depression, a new study suggested.(ANI)
Men, take note! If you are a new father and insecure about the relationship with your partner, it may trigger postnatal depression, a new study suggested.(ANI)

Depression in new fathers linked to relationship insecurities: Study

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:51 PM IST
Men, take note! If you are a new father and insecure about the relationship with your partner, it may trigger postnatal depression, a new study suggested.
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IndiaFor the first time ever, Utsaah #spreadinghappiness, a concept showcasing Indian Culture online, will be beaming LIVE from the STUDIO to give viewers an enhanced Magical experience.(ANI)
IndiaFor the first time ever, Utsaah #spreadinghappiness, a concept showcasing Indian Culture online, will be beaming LIVE from the STUDIO to give viewers an enhanced Magical experience.(ANI)

Three-day Live Music Festival 'Utsaah MahaUtsav' Presented by LIC Organised

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:24 PM IST
IndiaFor the first time ever, Utsaah #spreadinghappiness, a concept showcasing Indian Culture online, will be beaming LIVE from the STUDIO to give viewers an enhanced Magical experience. Titled Maha Ustav, presented by LIC of India, this is a brainchild of Durga Jasraj, Founder of Art and Artistes.
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Priyanka Chopra wears copper-coloured top worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>27k(Instagram/priyankachopra)
Priyanka Chopra wears copper-coloured top worth 27k(Instagram/priyankachopra)

Priyanka Chopra's WFH look includes stunning shirt worth 27k and comfy lowers

By Nishtha Grover, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:57 PM IST
  • One of Priyanka Chopra's Work From Home looks garnered more attention than the rest. Her fans loved her dark copper coloured formal blouse which she accessorised with statement gold jewellery.
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The language of hand gestures has worked as a bridge of communication for not only people with hearing and speech disabilities who are taking part in the camp. (Unsplash)
The language of hand gestures has worked as a bridge of communication for not only people with hearing and speech disabilities who are taking part in the camp. (Unsplash)

How sign language helped connect diverse 'mini India' at R-Day camp amid Covid

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:55 PM IST
Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Ladakhi, Assamese are among the Indian languages which can be heard at this year's Republic Day camp here, but there is a particular one being also used by various contingents - sign language, adding a layer of inclusivity to the diversity that the ceremonial event represents.
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Disha Parmar will not enter Bigg Boss 14 during family week to support Rahul Vaidya.
Disha Parmar will not enter Bigg Boss 14 during family week to support Rahul Vaidya.

Disha Parmar says her entry in Bigg Boss 14 'will put pressure on' Rahul Vaidya

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Disha Parmar said that she will not enter Bigg Boss 14 to support Rahul Vaidya. She said that he is ‘strong enough to fight his own battles’.
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Jasmin Bhasin and Aly Goni on Bigg Boss 14.
Jasmin Bhasin and Aly Goni on Bigg Boss 14.

Aly's sister says Jasmin's dad's comments about relationship were 'misconstrued'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:41 PM IST
  • Jasmin Bhasin's father's comments about her relationship with Aly Goni were 'misinterpreted', Aly's sister has said.
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Rakhi Sawant has been claiming to have fallen for Abhinav Shukla.(Colors)
Rakhi Sawant has been claiming to have fallen for Abhinav Shukla.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 promo: Rakhi Sawant writes 'I Love Abhinav' all over her body

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:08 AM IST
In the promo, an angry Rubina Dilaik asks Rakhi Sawant to stop with her antics while Abhinav Shukla looked disgusted by her actions.
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Sonali Phogat is the latest one to be evicted from Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)
Sonali Phogat is the latest one to be evicted from Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 110: Sonali Phogat is voted out of the show

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:09 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar written update day 110: Salman Khan did not appear on the show this weekend. However, Sidharth Shukla was seen grilling the contestants.
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Adhvik Mahajan (Sourced photo)
Adhvik Mahajan (Sourced photo)

Adhvik Mahajan: Contracts push actors into uncertainty

By S Farah Rizvi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:54 AM IST
Known for his roles in ‘Naagin’, ‘Divya Drishti’ and as Angad in the film ‘Laxmii’, actor Adhvik Mahajan states that being contract bound does impede opportunities coming your way
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If a couple marrying under SMA did not want their details to be made public, they could not be compelled to do so. (AFP)
If a couple marrying under SMA did not want their details to be made public, they could not be compelled to do so. (AFP)

The Allahabad High Court stands up for personal liberty

By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:46 PM IST
The judgment of the Allahabad High Court represents an important judicial pushback against the dominant ideology of State interference in questions of marriage, including by empowering social and vigilante groups.
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The legal tool of temporary injunction has become a gagging tool for plaintiffs to shut down books that portray them in harsh light (Shutterstock)
The legal tool of temporary injunction has become a gagging tool for plaintiffs to shut down books that portray them in harsh light (Shutterstock)

Free speech and the death of a book

By Chiki Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:37 PM IST
In the last four years, I have dealt with two such cases, and I have a small list of books. Most of my fellow publishers have also dealt with such cases in the last few years — in some cases they have won, in others they have withdrawn the book. A legal tool that is to be used sparingly is turning into a weapon wielded with far less care, far less thought.
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Non-elected institutions such as the judiciary and media have to play a balancing role. The danger is when they also come to be perceived as the voices of the majority and against non-majorities. People will then resort to methods that Ambedkar rejected as unconstitutional (Manoj Dhaka/Hindustan Times)
Non-elected institutions such as the judiciary and media have to play a balancing role. The danger is when they also come to be perceived as the voices of the majority and against non-majorities. People will then resort to methods that Ambedkar rejected as unconstitutional (Manoj Dhaka/Hindustan Times)

A roadmap to reform democracy

By Ram Madhav
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:33 PM IST
Elected institutions must become less majoritarian, while other institutions must give voice to non-majorities and provide balance
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US President Joe Biden swears in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, January 20, 2021 (REUTERS)
US President Joe Biden swears in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, January 20, 2021 (REUTERS)

How I erred on Biden and Blinken

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:26 AM IST
For a man who makes a career out of talking, I missed out on two God-given opportunities because I felt I had nothing to say. I met Biden in July 2013 in Delhi, but didn’t take sufficient interest in him. in 2015, i interviewed Antony Blinken, but failed to stay in touch
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In India, many women in general and those with disabilities in particular have to face poverty, poor health conditions, little or no income, lower education levels and isolation. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
In India, many women in general and those with disabilities in particular have to face poverty, poor health conditions, little or no income, lower education levels and isolation. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Focusing on women with disabilities

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:25 AM IST
Government schemes, which have been a lifeline for so many women in these trying times, must be responsive to the needs of women with disabilities. For a start, the government could use its robust grassroots systems with its health workers to create awareness in families about the need to not compromise on health and education for women with disabilities.
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