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PM Modi's first stop in January 2022 is trusted allies UAE and Kuwait

Just like Singapore in the East, Abu Dhabi is fast emerging as India’s hub of diplomatic activity in the Middle-East with close ties in trade, defence, cyber security and internal security areas.
From left: Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah, PM Modi and UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
From left: Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah, PM Modi and UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:11 PM IST
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Red caps a red alert for UP: As polls near, Modi warns against Samajwadi Party

He said the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) wants to form the next government in the state to show leniency towards terrorists.
PM Narendra Modi shares stage share with Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath at an event in Gorakhpur.(HT Photo)
PM Narendra Modi shares stage share with Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath at an event in Gorakhpur.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 03:02 PM IST
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Bengaluru doctor recovers from Omicron, tests Covid positive again: Report

The Bengaluru doctor, who has no history of foreign travel, was among the first two people to be detected with Omicron variant of the coronavirus in the country. 
The Bengaluru doctor tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus last month. (AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
The Bengaluru doctor tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus last month. (AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:56 PM IST
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In poll-bound UP’s Gorakhpur, PM Modi talks about double engine govts

PM Modi said everybody knew the importance of the Gorakhpur fertiliser plant for farmers and employment in the city in Uttar Pradesh.
PM Modi inaugurated three projects in Gorakhpur. (AFP File Photo)
PM Modi inaugurated three projects in Gorakhpur. (AFP File Photo)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:21 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Picked for Nasa’s astronaut class, Indian origin Anil Menon is with SpaceX too

Anil Menon, born to Indian and Ukrainian parents and raised in Minneapolis, is a lieutenant colonel in the US air force and was SpaceX’s first flight surgeon.
Anil Menon is among the 10 members of Nasa's 2021 astronaut class. (AFP Photo)
Anil Menon is among the 10 members of Nasa's 2021 astronaut class. (AFP Photo)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 01:54 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Amitabh Bachchan reacts after fan misspells Abhishek’s name. See his tweet

Amitabh Bachchan has reacted after a fan made a spelling error while writing his surname on a post for Abhishek Bachchan. Taking to Twitter, a fan shared a cartoon art of Abhishek's character Bob Biswas.
Amitabh Bachchan reacted to a post about son Abhishek Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan reacted to a post about son Abhishek Bachchan.
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:21 PM IST
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'We were in a state of shock for days': Shastri reveals 'lowest point' as coach

  • The fact that India did not win an ICC trophy could probably be looked at as the only major miss of Ravi Shastri's stint; however, the former coach singled out one particular setback, calling it his toughest day at the office.
Ravi Shastri's tenure was up after the T20 World Cup. (Getty)
Ravi Shastri's tenure was up after the T20 World Cup. (Getty)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:38 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

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R Madhavan reveals wife’s reaction after his shirtless pics went viral

R Madhavan has opened up on why he shares shirtless selfies on the internet and the fan attention he enjoys for the same.
R Madhavan is still a rage among his fans. 
R Madhavan is still a rage among his fans. 
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:23 PM IST
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Swara says a man she once rejected tried to convince her she was ‘damaged’

  • Swara Bhasker said that someone whose romantic advances she once rejected started trying to convince her that she was ‘damaged’ and filled with fear.
Swara Bhasker appeared on Swipe Ride this week.
Swara Bhasker appeared on Swipe Ride this week.
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:22 PM IST
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'It's time for my 2nd innings': Yuvraj Singh has a 'big surprise' for fans

  • A little over a month after Yuvraj Singh dropped a bombshell on Twitter, hinting at a 'return to the pitch', the former India all-rounder has hyped it up even further.
Yuvraj Singh has hyped up his big announcement. (Getty)
Yuvraj Singh has hyped up his big announcement. (Getty)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 01:20 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Sharvari Wagh turns up the heat in orange slip dress feat risqué thigh-slit

  • Sharvari Wagh turns up the heat in an orange slip dress that she wore for a recent photoshoot. The ensemble features a risqué thigh-high slit.
Sharvari Wagh turns up the heat in orange slip dress feat risque thigh-slit: All pics and video
Sharvari Wagh turns up the heat in orange slip dress feat risque thigh-slit: All pics and video
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:38 PM IST
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'Where does he fit in? It's an important question': Karthik on SA Test series

  • Karthik feels that despite the selection debate head coach Rahul Dravid is most likely to go ahead with his "tried and tested" playing XI for the South Africa Test series
Dinesh Karthik; Rahul Dravid(AP)
Dinesh Karthik; Rahul Dravid(AP)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:24 PM IST
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[HTLS 2021]

Next Union budget may retain focus on infrastructure story: Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman says the government reduced corporate tax in 2019 to boost investor sentiment and the policy decision helped in faster recovery of the economy after the two waves of Covid-19 pandemic hit the economy – the first in March 2020 and the second in April-May this year
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman says infrastructure development is one of the key focus areas of the government and the “emphasis on infrastructure spending in some form or the other” will continue. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman says infrastructure development is one of the key focus areas of the government and the “emphasis on infrastructure spending in some form or the other” will continue. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 12:34 AM IST
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HTLS 2021— Covid action spurred economic bounceback: Union minister Amit Shah

Union minister Amit Shah says that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership saved thousands of lives from Covid-19, instilled self discipline in 1.3 billion citizens, and transformed the mechanism of government welfare delivery, changing the lives of 800 million beneficiaries.
Union home minister Amit Shah delivers the keynote address at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, in New Delhi on Saturday.
Union home minister Amit Shah delivers the keynote address at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, in New Delhi on Saturday.
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 01:22 AM IST
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'Kejriwal kaala Angrez': Channi on attack on AAP chief ahead of polls #HTLS2021

'Kejriwal kaala Angrez': Punjab CM Charanjit Channi on attack on AAP chief
'Kejriwal kaala Angrez': Punjab CM Charanjit Channi on attack on AAP chief
Published on Dec 05, 2021 12:18 AM IST
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Cannot deny existence of UPA, Oppn leaders should try to bolster it: Baghel

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel says Mamata Banerjee’s comments last week that there is no UPA any more were indicative of a changed tenor after a meeting with PM Narendra Modi
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghe opposition parties must come together, but cooperation was only possible when conversations were respectful. (Hindustan Times)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghe opposition parties must come together, but cooperation was only possible when conversations were respectful. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 01:20 AM IST
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Congress brought change, took reins of power from elites: Punjab CM Channi

Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi says Amarinder Singh was replaced as the Congress felt he had failed to deliver and was not accessible to the people. He lived in a heavily guarded farmhouse and was not accessible to even the MLAs, leaving aside common people of Punjab
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 01:21 AM IST
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How Ashwin helped Ajaz Patel get a verified blue tick on his Twitter handle

  • Courtesy of Ashwin, who made a hilarious request to Twitter Verified soon after Ajaz's historic ten-wicket haul, the spinner go a verified blue tick on his social media handle.
R Ashwin and Ajaz Patel(Twitter/@BCCI)
R Ashwin and Ajaz Patel(Twitter/@BCCI)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 12:05 PM IST
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Ex-Pakistan skipper praises Kohli for Rahane statement after NZ series

  • Despite the outside noise growing stronger by the day, captain Kohli admitted that it will not impact the decision of the team management and backed the team's vice-captain.
India captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane(Getty Images)
India captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane(Getty Images)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 10:21 AM IST
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'Kohli goes to him quite a bit to bring some energy': Ex-NZ captain

  • IND vs NZ: Former New Zealand captain heaped praise on the India player, saying that he has been skipper Virat Kohli's go-to man in Tests on numerous occasions and that he will be crucial to their chances during the South Africa tour.
IND vs NZ: 'Kohli goes to him quite a bit to bring some energy': Ex-NZ captain Daniel Vettori terms India player as 'special' talent(AP)
IND vs NZ: 'Kohli goes to him quite a bit to bring some energy': Ex-NZ captain Daniel Vettori terms India player as 'special' talent(AP)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 09:20 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

VVS Laxman reveals his India combination for South Africa Test series

  • Rahane or Iyer? Should Ashwin play? Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman joined the debate to reveal his India combination for the South Africa Test series.
VVS Laxman predicts India's middle-order combination for South Africa Test series
VVS Laxman predicts India's middle-order combination for South Africa Test series
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 09:01 AM IST
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‘A win we want to achieve as a team’: After NZ, Kohli shifts focus to SA series

  • Kohli and his unit secured a resounding 372-run victory against New Zealand in the second and final Test in Mumbai and without wasting any time Kohli asserted that the focus is now on South Africa.
India's Virat Kohli(Action Images via Reuters)
India's Virat Kohli(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 07:33 AM IST
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Woman distributes leftover food from brother’s wedding to those in need

The post about the woman distributing leftover food from brother's wedding to those in need won people's hearts.
The image of the woman distributing leftover food from brother's wedding was shared on Instagram.(Instagram/@ig_calcutta)
The image of the woman distributing leftover food from brother's wedding was shared on Instagram.(Instagram/@ig_calcutta)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:44 PM IST
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ByTrisha Sengupta

3D artist's design of Hogwarts Express from Harry Potter is amazing. Watch video

The Instagram Reels video shows the 3D artist Iskander Utebayev's recreation of the Hogwarts Express in a very modern style.
The interior of the modern day Hogwarts Express designed by 3D artist Iskander Utebayev. (instagram/@bat.not.bad)
The interior of the modern day Hogwarts Express designed by 3D artist Iskander Utebayev. (instagram/@bat.not.bad)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 01:45 PM IST
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BySohini Sengupta

Baby elephant relaxes, eats grass with his back legs crossed. Video melts hearts

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust posted the video of the elephant enjoying his meal with his back legs crossed on Instagram.
The image from the Instagram video shows the baby elephant Thamana.(Instagram/@sheldricktrust)
The image from the Instagram video shows the baby elephant Thamana.(Instagram/@sheldricktrust)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 01:09 PM IST
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ByTrisha Sengupta

Cute cat tries its best to catch the snowflakes falling around it. Watch

The video posted on Reddit, shows a cute cat trying to catch snowflakes as it snows around it at night.
This cat is bewildered to see snowfall and tries to catch the snowflakes. (reddit/@Candid_Let7404)
This cat is bewildered to see snowfall and tries to catch the snowflakes. (reddit/@Candid_Let7404)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:19 PM IST
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BySohini Sengupta

Police rescue a 5-foot-long snake hiding inside a new couch in Florida. See pics

“A resident at Marilyn Pines calls this afternoon because he’s got a snake in his condo and it’s hiding in his couch,” reads a part of the post shared on Facebook.
The image shows the officer holding the rescued snake. (Facebook/@Clearwater Police Department)
The image shows the officer holding the rescued snake. (Facebook/@Clearwater Police Department)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 11:54 AM IST
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ByTrisha Sengupta

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‘Nice of Salman to give us Atrangi Re’: Aanand L Rai reveals story behind title

Atrangi Re casts actors Sara Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar and Dhanush in the lead roles. The film will release on Disney+ Hotstar on 24 December 2021.
Aanand L Rai says Salman Khan gave him the title of Atrangi Re.
Aanand L Rai says Salman Khan gave him the title of Atrangi Re.
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 02:42 PM IST
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Prabhas donates 1 crore towards Andhra CM relief fund for flood victims

  • Prabhas contributed 1 crore to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. He has made the donation to help those affected by the heavy rains.
Prabhas has made a donation.
Prabhas has made a donation.
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:33 PM IST
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R Madhavan reveals wife’s reaction after his shirtless pics went viral

R Madhavan has opened up on why he shares shirtless selfies on the internet and the fan attention he enjoys for the same.
R Madhavan is still a rage among his fans. 
R Madhavan is still a rage among his fans. 
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:23 PM IST
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Swara says a man she once rejected tried to convince her she was ‘damaged’

  • Swara Bhasker said that someone whose romantic advances she once rejected started trying to convince her that she was ‘damaged’ and filled with fear.
Swara Bhasker appeared on Swipe Ride this week.
Swara Bhasker appeared on Swipe Ride this week.
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:22 PM IST
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Amitabh Bachchan reacts after fan misspells Abhishek’s name. See his tweet

Amitabh Bachchan has reacted after a fan made a spelling error while writing his surname on a post for Abhishek Bachchan. Taking to Twitter, a fan shared a cartoon art of Abhishek's character Bob Biswas.
Amitabh Bachchan reacted to a post about son Abhishek Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan reacted to a post about son Abhishek Bachchan.
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:21 PM IST
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Sharvari Wagh turns up the heat in orange slip dress feat risqué thigh-slit

  • Sharvari Wagh turns up the heat in an orange slip dress that she wore for a recent photoshoot. The ensemble features a risqué thigh-high slit.
Sharvari Wagh turns up the heat in orange slip dress feat risque thigh-slit: All pics and video
Sharvari Wagh turns up the heat in orange slip dress feat risque thigh-slit: All pics and video
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:38 PM IST
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Neha Sharma is burning the cake with intense workout

  • "Time to burn that cake," wrote Neha in the video. She referred to the cakes that she had – the pictures of the cake were shared earlier in her Instagram stories.
Neha Sharma is burning the cake with intense workout(Instagram/@nehasharmaofficial)
Neha Sharma is burning the cake with intense workout(Instagram/@nehasharmaofficial)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:11 PM IST
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ByTapatrisha Das, Delhi

Coronavirus digest: WHO advises against blood plasma treatment

  • The UN health body said its recommendation was based on evidence from more than a dozen trials. Meanwhile, India has reported its lowest daily caseload in 558 days. 
Coronavirus digest: WHO advises against blood plasma treatment(picture alliance/AP Photo/J. Karita)
Coronavirus digest: WHO advises against blood plasma treatment(picture alliance/AP Photo/J. Karita)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 01:25 PM IST
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ByDeutsche Welle, Delhi

Vidya Balan is having midweek blues, but in a different shade

  • Vidya Balan is our saree queen, but on Monday, she was decked up in shades of indigo, not in a saree, but in a stunning ethnic ensemble. The actor shared the pictures form her recent fashion photoshoot and fashion lovers are scurrying to take notes of how to look half as gorgeous like the actor.
Vidya Balan is having midweek blues, but in a different shade(Instagram/@balanvidya)
Vidya Balan is having midweek blues, but in a different shade(Instagram/@balanvidya)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:54 PM IST
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LIVE: Previous govt weren't interested in allotting land for AIIMS, says PM Modi

  • Breaking news updates December 7, 2021: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 03:06 PM IST
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Red caps a red alert for UP: As polls near, Modi warns against Samajwadi Party

He said the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) wants to form the next government in the state to show leniency towards terrorists.
PM Narendra Modi shares stage share with Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath at an event in Gorakhpur.(HT Photo)
PM Narendra Modi shares stage share with Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath at an event in Gorakhpur.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 03:02 PM IST
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Parliament LIVE: Rahul Gandhi demands jobs, compensation for farmers

Parliament winter session: The season has, thus far, been marred by opposition protests over issues such as the repeal of farm laws, suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs and civilian killings in Nagaland.
Parliament complex in Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Parliament complex in Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 02:49 PM IST
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Omicron threat has potential to derail domestic aviation recovery : ICRA

Banerjee said that in November 2021, the average daily departures were at around 2,700, significantly higher than 1,806 daily departures in November 2020, and higher than around 2,400 in October 2021
Domestic air traffic grew by around 15-16% with around 10.4-10.5 million passengers flying last month, compared to around 8.98 million fliers in October 2021. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo/Representative use)
Domestic air traffic grew by around 15-16% with around 10.4-10.5 million passengers flying last month, compared to around 8.98 million fliers in October 2021. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo/Representative use)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:44 PM IST
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ByNeha LM Tripathi

Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Amendment Bill likely to be tabled

Under the Act, financing certain illicit activities such as cultivating cannabis, manufacturing narcotic drugs or harbouring persons engaged in them is an offence
The Bill will replace the ordinance of the same name, promulgated on September 30 to amend the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 to correct a drafting error, according to PRS Legislative Research. (ANI Photo)
The Bill will replace the ordinance of the same name, promulgated on September 30 to amend the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 to correct a drafting error, according to PRS Legislative Research. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 02:38 PM IST
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ByMalavika Murali

Former CEC Sunil Arora invited to join top international democracy body

Sunil Arora was the 23rd CEC from December 2018 to April 2021, when the commission conducted general elections to the 17th Lok Sabha in 2019, apart from several assembly and bye-elections
The ECI said that under the leadership of Sunil Arora, the commission had provided a big push to its digital programme. (ANIFile)
The ECI said that under the leadership of Sunil Arora, the commission had provided a big push to its digital programme. (ANIFile)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 02:25 PM IST
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In poll-bound UP’s Gorakhpur, PM Modi talks about double engine govts

PM Modi said everybody knew the importance of the Gorakhpur fertiliser plant for farmers and employment in the city in Uttar Pradesh.
PM Modi inaugurated three projects in Gorakhpur. (AFP File Photo)
PM Modi inaugurated three projects in Gorakhpur. (AFP File Photo)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:21 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

BJP parliamentary party meeting: MPs told to regularly attend Parl sessions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a parliamentary party meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Dr Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah at the Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah at the Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 02:13 PM IST
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Farmers protest: SC adjourns plea seeking removal of protesters to Jan 2022

The hearing was adjourned on the request of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who sought more time due to ‘changed circumstances.’ The case will now be heard in the second week of the new year.
Farmers have continued their protest despite the three farm laws being repealed. (HT File Photo)
Farmers have continued their protest despite the three farm laws being repealed. (HT File Photo)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:04 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Omicron: German tests Covid positive in Madhya Pradesh, had attended a wedding

The German national arrived in Jabalpur from Delhi on Sunday. He attended a wedding due to which samples of 50 people have been sent for genome sequencing. The Omicron strain has been categorised as ‘variant of concern’ by the World Health Organization.
The Madhya Pradesh government has set a deadline to administer Covid-19 vaccine shots to all the eligible adults by December-end.(Representative Photo/HT)
The Madhya Pradesh government has set a deadline to administer Covid-19 vaccine shots to all the eligible adults by December-end.(Representative Photo/HT)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 01:23 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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Switzerland approves euthanasia device for ‘painless death’

With the Sarco machine passing legal scrutiny in Switzerland, its creators are likely to put it up and ready for operation in the country from next year.
Many have lambasted the futuristic design of the Sarco machine – noting that it “glorifies” suicide. 
Many have lambasted the futuristic design of the Sarco machine – noting that it “glorifies” suicide. 
Published on Dec 07, 2021 01:46 PM IST
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Anil Menon, son of Indian immigrant, among 10 new Nasa astronaut trainees

"We're going back to the Moon, and we're continuing on to Mars -- and so today we welcome 10 new explorers," NASA administrator Bill Nelson said at an event to welcome the recruits.
Astronaut candidates Nichole Ayers, Christina Birch, Luke Delaney, Andre Douglas, Christopher Williams, Jessica Wittner, Anil Menon, Andre Douglas, Deniz Burnham, and Marcos Berrios pose for a group photo at the NASA's 2021 Astronaut Candidate announcement event on December 6, 2021, at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas. (AFP)
Astronaut candidates Nichole Ayers, Christina Birch, Luke Delaney, Andre Douglas, Christopher Williams, Jessica Wittner, Anil Menon, Andre Douglas, Deniz Burnham, and Marcos Berrios pose for a group photo at the NASA's 2021 Astronaut Candidate announcement event on December 6, 2021, at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas. (AFP)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:35 PM IST
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Biden, Putin to get on high-stakes video call today with eye on Ukraine

The Biden-Putin call comes amid high tensions over Russia's bid to invade Ukraine with as many as 175,000 troops, according to the US intelligence, in the coming year.
Russian president Vladimir Putin with his US counterpart, Joe Biden (File Photo / AP)
Russian president Vladimir Putin with his US counterpart, Joe Biden (File Photo / AP)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 09:28 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Those calling for a boycott are “grandstanding” and should stop “so as not to affect the dialogue and cooperation between China and the United States in important areas,” Zhao Lijian, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson, earlier said.
US president Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping (File Photo / AP)
US president Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping (File Photo / AP)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 08:29 AM IST
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Eyebrow trimmers for painless hair removal: Your go-to items if you dread thread

Eyebrow trimmers are your answer for painless hair removal. They come with hypoallergenic blades, which facilitate 360 degrees rotation and are lightweight. Check out some popular options.
Get eyebrows trimmed to perfection with eyebrow trimmers.
Get eyebrows trimmed to perfection with eyebrow trimmers.
Published on Dec 07, 2021 01:18 PM IST
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Striped shirts for men are timeless and continue to be a fashion staple

Every man must own many striped shirts simply because they make for an elegant and stylish wear. Check out top picks on Amazon.
The classic striped shirt never goes out of fashion and makes for a fashionable wear.(Pexels)
The classic striped shirt never goes out of fashion and makes for a fashionable wear.(Pexels)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 07:01 PM IST
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Best face washes for acne: Don't let skin woes, maskne ruin your day

Covid has affected our lives in many ways with maskne (pimples, acne as a result of wearing masks) being one of them. Let trusted and best face washes for acne take care of the problem.
Face washes for acne will result in a clearer and smooth skin.(Unsplash)
Face washes for acne will result in a clearer and smooth skin.(Unsplash)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 06:47 PM IST
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Best smartwatches under 10,000: Now monitor many aspects of health in real time

Smartwatches are classy to look at and advisable to wear. They allow you to monitor heart rate, oxygen levels, stress levels and much more. This explains their growing prevalence in the market. 
Smartwatches allow one to monitor many aspects of their health on the go.(Pexels)
Smartwatches allow one to monitor many aspects of their health on the go.(Pexels)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 03:36 PM IST
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Quilted jackets: Your ultimate style and comfort partner this winter 

Do you want to stay warm and avoid the taxing task of layering yourself? Then opt for quilted jackets which are warm, lightweight and super stylish.
Beat the winter chill in style, and wear stylish and supremely warm jackets. (Unsplash)
Beat the winter chill in style, and wear stylish and supremely warm jackets. (Unsplash)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 12:08 PM IST
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[Sports]

Non-league Chesterfield drawn to play Chelsea in FA Cup

Chesterfield, which leads the fifth-tier National League, got the reward of a trip to Stamford Bridge after beating fourth-tier Salford City in the second round.
Chelsea(Action Images via Reuters)
Chelsea(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 10:04 AM IST
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UCL: Man City's De Bruyne to start against Leipzig, Jesus ruled out: Guardiola

UK-SOCCER-CHAMPIONS-RBL-MCI-PREVIEW:Soccer-Man City's De Bruyne to start against Leipzig, Jesus ruled out: Guardiola
Soccer Football - Premier League - Watford v Manchester City - Vicarage Road, Watford, Britain - December 4, 2021 Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne warms up as a substitute REUTERS/David Klein EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club /league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Watford v Manchester City - Vicarage Road, Watford, Britain - December 4, 2021 Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne warms up as a substitute REUTERS/David Klein EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club /league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 11:05 PM IST
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Saudi Arabia Grand Prix: Red Bull were 'hard done' in Jeddah- Christian Horner

Max Verstappen stoked the ire of Lewis Hamilton with his staunch defence of the lead in Saudi Arabia, amassing 15 seconds of penalties: five seconds for gaining an advantage off track at Turn 1, and a further 10 seconds for the Turn 27 incident that saw him rear-ended by Hamilton - both on Lap 37.
Saudi Arabia Grand Prix: Red Bull were 'hard done' in Jeddah- Christian Horner(TWITTER)
Saudi Arabia Grand Prix: Red Bull were 'hard done' in Jeddah- Christian Horner(TWITTER)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 11:03 PM IST
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Mercedes say 2020 result is no guide to Abu Dhabi F1 decider

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen and Mercedes' seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton return to the Yas Marina circuit level on points but with Verstappen ahead 9-8 on race wins.
Mercedes say 2020 result is no guide to Abu Dhabi F1 decider(AP)
Mercedes say 2020 result is no guide to Abu Dhabi F1 decider(AP)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 10:59 PM IST
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[Business]

RateGain Travel IPO: Retail portion subscribed fully on Day 1

RateGain Travel Technologies has decided to allocate 14,090,136 equity shares to 34 anchor investors at 425 apiece, valuing the transaction size to 598.83 crore.
The RateGain Travel Technologies IPO will close for subscription on Thursday, December 9. (Representative Image)
The RateGain Travel Technologies IPO will close for subscription on Thursday, December 9. (Representative Image)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 12:26 PM IST
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19 of 22 economic indicators at levels higher than during pre-Covid times: Govt

Among these 19 High Frequency Indicators (HFIs), the improvement in some is at way more than 100 per cent, officials said.
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Published on Dec 07, 2021 10:20 AM IST
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Sensex jumps over 400 points in early trade; Nifty tests 17,000

  • Tata Steel was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising over 2 per cent, followed by Kotak Bank, Axis Bank, Maruti, IndusInd Bank and SBI.
Sensex jumps over 400 points in early trade; Nifty tests 17,000
Sensex jumps over 400 points in early trade; Nifty tests 17,000
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 09:50 AM IST
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ITR deadline: Check detained steps to file IT returns using new e-filing portal

  • This year, in a bid to make filing ITRs easy and more taxpayer-friendly, the government launched an e-filing portal, using which one can file their ITRs online.
All taxpayers need to file their income tax return (ITR) filing by December 31, 2021.(Representative Image)
All taxpayers need to file their income tax return (ITR) filing by December 31, 2021.(Representative Image)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 11:46 PM IST
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[Education]

REET 2021 revised result released at reetbser21.com, direct link & how to check

  • REET 2021 revised result: Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan, Ajmer has released the revised results of Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET) 2021 exams.
REET 2021 revised results: Candidates, who appeared for the exam, can check their results on the official website of the board at reetbser21.com.(reetbser21.com)
REET 2021 revised results: Candidates, who appeared for the exam, can check their results on the official website of the board at reetbser21.com.(reetbser21.com)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:54 PM IST
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HRTC Driver Recruitment 2021: Apply for 332 posts on hrtchp.com

HRTC to recruit candidates for Driver posts. Candidates can apply online through the official site of HRTC on hrtchp.com.
HRTC Driver Recruitment 2021: Apply for 332 posts on hrtchp.com(Shutterstock/ Representative photo)
HRTC Driver Recruitment 2021: Apply for 332 posts on hrtchp.com(Shutterstock/ Representative photo)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:35 PM IST
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Manipur: MPSC to recruit homeopathic physicians, unani physicians

  • MPSC has invited applications till December 27 to recruit homeopathic physicians and unani physicians under the Manipur Health Services grade 4.
Manipur: MPSC to recruit homeopathic physicians, unani physicians(HT)
Manipur: MPSC to recruit homeopathic physicians, unani physicians(HT)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 02:01 PM IST
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HSSC reschedules exam due to clash with CBSE exam dates

  • HSSC has rescheduled the exams for patwari, canal patwari and gram sachiv posts due to clash of exam dates with CBSE.
HSSC reschedules exam due to clash with CBSE exam dates(Unsplash)
HSSC reschedules exam due to clash with CBSE exam dates(Unsplash)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 01:32 PM IST
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Rakhi attacks Abhijit for calling Ritesh ‘bhaade ka pati’, throws chair. Watch

In an upcoming episode of Bigg Boss 15, Rakhi Sawant will be seen fighting with Abhijit Bichukale for saying that she brought her husband Ritesh “on rent.”
Rakhi Sawant fights with Abhijit Bichukale.(Instagram/@colorstv)
Rakhi Sawant fights with Abhijit Bichukale.(Instagram/@colorstv)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 01:59 PM IST
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Dheeraj Dhoopar: I will not do work on OTT or films for the sake of it

Following his success on television, actor Dheeraj Dhoopar has turned his attention to the web platform
Actor Dheeraj Dhoopar is a part of the TV show Kundali Bhagya.
Actor Dheeraj Dhoopar is a part of the TV show Kundali Bhagya.
Published on Dec 06, 2021 11:58 PM IST
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Bigg Boss 15: Ritesh tells Rakhi, 'you are a contestant, don't try to teach me'

  • Rakhi Sawant and Ritesh had an altercation over Devoleena Bhattacherjee who broke into tears in front of the latter. 
Rakhi Sawant and Ritesh on Bigg Boss 15. 
Rakhi Sawant and Ritesh on Bigg Boss 15. 
Published on Dec 06, 2021 04:04 PM IST
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Ankita gives a glimpse of her pre-wedding festivities with Vicky. Watch 

On Friday, Ankita Lokhande and Vicky Jain performed a pre-wedding ritual with their families. The couple will tie the knot at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.
Ankita Lokhande shares video featuring Vicky Jain and their families from their pre-wedding festivities.(Instagram)
Ankita Lokhande shares video featuring Vicky Jain and their families from their pre-wedding festivities.(Instagram)
Published on Dec 06, 2021 03:10 PM IST
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I used to jam at Deer Park, Hauz Khas: Kushagra Nautiyal

Actor-musician Kushagra Nautiyal, who is currently part of TV show Kumkum Bhagya, remembers writing songs at Deer Park and has created a lot of melodies there.
Actor Kushagra Nautiyal was in the Capital recently to attend his younger sister’s wedding. (Photo: Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
Actor Kushagra Nautiyal was in the Capital recently to attend his younger sister’s wedding. (Photo: Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
Updated on Dec 06, 2021 11:52 AM IST
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Bigg Boss 15: After fight with Abhijit, Shamita says she'd rather leave the show

  • Bigg Boss 15 Weekend Ka Vaar with Salman Khan: Shamita Shetty was very upset with Abhijit Bichukale and told the host that she'd rather leave the show than be insulted.
Bigg Boss 15 host Salman Khan slammed Shamita Shetty for her fight with Abhijit Bichukale,
Bigg Boss 15 host Salman Khan slammed Shamita Shetty for her fight with Abhijit Bichukale,
Published on Dec 06, 2021 09:09 AM IST
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Salman Khan leaves Sara speechless with his shayari, dances to Chaka Chak. Watch

Sara Ali Khan is set to appear on the Sunday's episode of Bigg Boss 15's Weekend Ka Vaar to promote her upcoming film Atrangi Re. The actor not only exchanges shayaris with Salman Khan but also dances to the song Chaka Chak. 
Sara Ali Khan appeared on Salman Khan's Bigg Boss 15 to promote her new film Atrangi Re.
Sara Ali Khan appeared on Salman Khan's Bigg Boss 15 to promote her new film Atrangi Re.
Published on Dec 05, 2021 09:13 PM IST
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Sayantani wears grandmom’s saree for engagement with Anugrah. See pics

  • Sayantani Ghosh has shared pictures from her engagement on Instagram. She has also shared a glimpse of her bridal look, as she prepared for her wedding on Sunday.
Sayantani Ghosh gets engaged to Anugrah Tiwari.
Sayantani Ghosh gets engaged to Anugrah Tiwari.
Published on Dec 05, 2021 04:47 PM IST
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Bigg Boss 15: Sara Ali Khan calls Karan Kundrra ‘weakest player’ in the house

  • A day after Salman Khan thrashed him for his violent behaviour on Bigg Boss 15, Sara Ali  Khan called him the weakest player inside the house. 
Sara Ali Khan called out Karan Kundrra for playing safe on Bigg Boss 15.
Sara Ali Khan called out Karan Kundrra for playing safe on Bigg Boss 15.
Published on Dec 05, 2021 03:01 PM IST
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Honeymoon has to be kept on hold: Sayantani Ghosh

Actor Sayantani Ghosh is tying the knot with her long time beau Anugrah Tiwari today in Kolkata. The couple exchanged rings yesterday and now the preparations for the wedding have begun.
Sayantani with beau Anugrah
Sayantani with beau Anugrah
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 12:37 PM IST
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[Opinion]

Was Bangladesh or Bhutto behind the Pakistani bomb?

One can see that Bhutto was not just influential in starting the Pakistani nuclear weapons programme, but also in the making of the humiliating 1971 defeat
The ascendance of Bhutto to power appears to be a much more powerful force behind the Pakistani bomb (Getty Images)
The ascendance of Bhutto to power appears to be a much more powerful force behind the Pakistani bomb (Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 06, 2021 10:11 PM IST
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ByKunal Singh

In UP, the Opposition seems unwilling to take the BJP on over macro issues

The repeal of the farm laws has not given either the Opposition parties or the BJP the impetus they had hoped for
The recent inauguration of the Purvanchal Expressway and the foundation stone ceremony for the Noida International Airport had strong campaign overtones (PTI)
The recent inauguration of the Purvanchal Expressway and the foundation stone ceremony for the Noida International Airport had strong campaign overtones (PTI)
Updated on Dec 06, 2021 08:06 PM IST
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Why do Indian-Americans succeed?

No matter what your status was in India, in America, you start at the bottom of the social ladder. The best enter corporate America; they help each other; and they display rare values
Twitter CEO, Parag Agrawal (AP)
Twitter CEO, Parag Agrawal (AP)
Updated on Dec 06, 2021 08:06 PM IST
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ByVivek Wadhwa

Climate and Us | Reiterating the need for climate finance

Without any real progress on finance, there will be no equity in climate negotiations. This could greatly jeopardise any mitigation efforts by developing countries
In 2009, at COP15 in Copenhagen, developed country parties committed to a goal of mobilising jointly $100 billion a year by 2020 to address the needs of developing countries (Bloomberg)
In 2009, at COP15 in Copenhagen, developed country parties committed to a goal of mobilising jointly $100 billion a year by 2020 to address the needs of developing countries (Bloomberg)
Updated on Dec 06, 2021 03:37 PM IST
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