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Protesters forcibly entering Red Fort, attacking the police at various places on India's 72nd Republic Day. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Protesters forcibly entering Red Fort, attacking the police at various places on India's 72nd Republic Day. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Video shows hundreds inside Red Fort, protestors running amok with tractor

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:39 PM IST
The unfolding of violent clashes in the Mughal-era fort forced authorities to shut down the monument till January 31 to take stock of the damages.
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 The farmers, led by BKU leader Rakesh Tikait, are continuing their sit-in protest at Ghazipur border.(HT Photo)
The farmers, led by BKU leader Rakesh Tikait, are continuing their sit-in protest at Ghazipur border.(HT Photo)

Farmers' protest: Tikait brothers differ, situation tense at Ghazipur border

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:52 PM IST
The farmers' agitation had received a jolt when the protesters who took part in a tractor rally wreaked havoc on the roads of Delhi on Republic Day.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration is under pressure to shore up economic growth after the pandemic resulted in widespread job losses and pushed millions into poverty due to one of world’s strictest lockdown.(AFP | Representational image)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration is under pressure to shore up economic growth after the pandemic resulted in widespread job losses and pushed millions into poverty due to one of world’s strictest lockdown.(AFP | Representational image)

India said to forecast 11% growth buoyed by Covid-19 vaccine roll out

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:39 PM IST
The forecast for next year is in line with the International Monetary Fund’s estimate for 11.5% expansion, which will once again make India the fastest-growing major economy in the world ahead of China’s 8.1% pace.
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Special international flights have been operating under the Vande Bharat Mission since May and under bilateral "air bubble" arrangements(PTI file photo)
Special international flights have been operating under the Vande Bharat Mission since May and under bilateral "air bubble" arrangements(PTI file photo)

Suspension of scheduled international passenger flights extended till Feb 28

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:19 PM IST
  • "However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis," the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said. The suspension does not affect the operation of international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by it.
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India's Rishabh Pant falls as he hits the ball for four runs during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.(AP)
India's Rishabh Pant falls as he hits the ball for four runs during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.(AP)

'Was following IND vs AUS series and thought I bat the same way as Rishabh Pant'

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:01 PM IST
Further explaining the rationale behind his comment, Jermaine Blackwood said Rishabh Pant always puts the bowler under pressure, which is pretty similar to the way he bats in Test cricket.
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A Nihang Sikh aboard a horse inside Red Fort on Tuesday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
A Nihang Sikh aboard a horse inside Red Fort on Tuesday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Republic Day raid was pre-meditated, planned well in advance

UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:17 PM IST
With Delhi Police under firm orders not to open fire, the armed Nihang Sikhs provided the cover for the tractors to roll towards Red Fort.
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In this case, the farm unions had several opportunities to claim victory but refused to do so, swayed by radicalism, only to see the gains of the movement being possibly frittered away (Bloomberg)
In this case, the farm unions had several opportunities to claim victory but refused to do so, swayed by radicalism, only to see the gains of the movement being possibly frittered away (Bloomberg)

The politics of protest | HT Editorial

By HT Editorial
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:04 AM IST
This is the tricky balance in a democracy, where citizen rights and civil liberties must be respected, decision-making should be participative and representative, but the authority of the State and law and order must also be preserved
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Indian team with the trophy after beating England 3-0 at home in 1992-93 series(Getty Images)
Indian team with the trophy after beating England 3-0 at home in 1992-93 series(Getty Images)

India vs England: History of Tests in India - Part 2 - (1972-73 to 1992-93)

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:04 PM IST
  • England in India: In part two we will look at the series between 1972-73 to 1992-93.
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India is witnessing an economic transition, social change, the rise of Hindutva and increasing support for a strong Centre. The attempt to hoist a flag at the Red Fort is a symbol of the battle over the nature of the State (PTI)
India is witnessing an economic transition, social change, the rise of Hindutva and increasing support for a strong Centre. The attempt to hoist a flag at the Red Fort is a symbol of the battle over the nature of the State (PTI)

India’s quest for a strong, high-end State

By Abhinav Prakash Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:56 AM IST
Hindutva is filling in a historic vacuum of creating a pan-Indian, centralised State. This explains the churn
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If there is reason for optimism, it’s that over the past year, the world has seen the largest public health effort in its history (REUTERS)
If there is reason for optimism, it’s that over the past year, the world has seen the largest public health effort in its history (REUTERS)

Covid-19: The power of global cooperation

By Bill Gates and Melinda Gates
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:56 AM IST
While 2020 will be remembered as the year a global threat touched nearly every person on the planet, we hope 2021 will be remembered as the year the whole world benefitted from an equitable and effective Covid-19 response
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Palmer review: Timberlake's new film tugs at the heartstrings, half-heartedly

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:13 PM IST
  • Palmer movie review: Justin Timberlake's new film, out on Apple TV+, is an overly familiar story, told with undeniable sincerity.
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Jay Mehta and Juhi Chawla may have the most beautiful house in all of Mumbai.
Jay Mehta and Juhi Chawla may have the most beautiful house in all of Mumbai.

Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta's Malabar Hill home is an architectural masterpiece

UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:06 PM IST
Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta have a stunning, multi-storey family home in Mumbai's Malabar Hill. Recently, they gave a face-lift to the terrace area and it ended up looking just perfect.
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Hasan Ali's photo shared by ICC on its official social media handles(ICC/Twitter)

Twitter can't keep calm after ICC trolls Pakistan's Hasan Ali on social media

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:55 PM IST
ICC's post on Hasan Ali went viral on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There were mixed reactions from the Twitteratis. While some had no issues with the humour, the others were not pleased with ICC’s decision to troll a cricketer.
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Elisabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany star in WandaVision.

Crazy WandaVision theory suggests Wanda is tapping into Vision's consciousness

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:41 PM IST
A WandaVision theory suggests that Wanda Maximoff is tapping into the consciousness of Vision, which was uploaded prior to his death, by Shuri, in Avengers: Infinity War.
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Fawad Alam walks back to the pavilion after his dismissal during the second day of the first cricket test match between Pakistan and South Africa at the National Stadium, in Karachi(AP)
Fawad Alam walks back to the pavilion after his dismissal during the second day of the first cricket test match between Pakistan and South Africa at the National Stadium, in Karachi(AP)

‘Who’ll be answerable for not selecting him all these years?’

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:27 PM IST
Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has asked who will be held responsible for the omission of the dynamic batsman from the national side.
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Aaliyah Kashyap got a cute comment on her post by Khushi Kapoor.

Aaliyah Kashyap's pic gets the best comment from Khushi: 'Shaadi me please'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:59 PM IST
Boney Kapoor's daughter, Khushi, and Anurag Kashyap's daughter, Aaliyah, seem to be each others' biggest hype-women. Check out the cute comment that Khushi left on Aaliyah's latest Instagram photo.
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Elisabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany star in WandaVision.
Elisabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany star in WandaVision.

Crazy WandaVision theory suggests Wanda is tapping into Vision's consciousness

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:41 PM IST
A WandaVision theory suggests that Wanda Maximoff is tapping into the consciousness of Vision, which was uploaded prior to his death, by Shuri, in Avengers: Infinity War.
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Anas Bukhash has shared a photo with actor Shah Rukh Khan.
Anas Bukhash has shared a photo with actor Shah Rukh Khan.

'Handsome' Shah Rukh Khan's new pic leaves fans in awe. See here

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:14 PM IST
Emirati talk show host Anas Bukhash shared a picture with actor Shah Rukh Khan on Instagram on Thursday. Fans were excited to see the two together, asking them to feature in a video.
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Priyanka Chopra has shared a small glimpse at what her fans can expect from her upcoming memoir, Unfinished.
Priyanka Chopra has shared a small glimpse at what her fans can expect from her upcoming memoir, Unfinished.

Priyanka almost walked Cannes red carpet in an unzipped dress. Here's why

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 08:15 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra has talked about the time she almost had to walk the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019 in a dress with a broken zipper. Here's how she and her team found a quick solution for it.
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Devoleena Bhattacharjee and Nikki Tamboli fight on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)
Devoleena Bhattacharjee and Nikki Tamboli fight on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)

Nikki Tamboli's mother defends her for bringing up Devoleena's MeToo comments

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:22 PM IST
Nikki Tamboli's mother has defended her for bringing up Devoleena Bhattacharjee's MeToo comment against Sidharth Shukla on the show.
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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly(AFP)

Two stents implanted after fresh angioplasty, Sourav Ganguly stable

UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 08:16 PM IST
Earlier in the day, doctors carried out a series of medical tests on Ganguly, who was hospitalised on Wednesday for the second time in a month, because of a cardiac condition.
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Bharat Arun and Ravi Shastri(Twitter)
Bharat Arun and Ravi Shastri(Twitter)

'If bowlers concede a boundary, Ravi Shastri shouts at me': India bowling coach

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:51 PM IST
Bharat Arun, who has been one of the main reasons behind India’s rise in producing a pool of Test-match quality fast bowlers, said head coach Ravi Shastri watches the match from the dressing room shouts at him when a bowler is hit for a boundary.
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Photo of former England coach Andy Flower(Twitter)

Andy Flower backs England’s ‘formidable combination of players’ for India Tests

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:44 PM IST
Flower denied to pick a favourite for the upcoming Test series but mentioned that the England side has a ‘formidable combination’ of players who are capable of putting themselves in 'winning situations'.
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Indian team with the trophy after beating England 3-0 at home in 1992-93 series(Getty Images)
Indian team with the trophy after beating England 3-0 at home in 1992-93 series(Getty Images)

India vs England: History of Tests in India - Part 2 - (1972-73 to 1992-93)

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:04 PM IST
  • England in India: In part two we will look at the series between 1972-73 to 1992-93.
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File photo of umpire Bruce Oxenford.(Twitter/ICC)

Umpire Bruce Oxenford calls time on international career

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:25 PM IST
  • Before becoming an umpire, Oxenford represented Queensland in eight first-class matches as a leg-spin bowler and lower-order batsman.
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Tourists come out from the first Igloo Cafe at Gulmarg near Srinagar.(ANI)
Tourists come out from the first Igloo Cafe at Gulmarg near Srinagar.(ANI)

Igloo cafe with tables made of ice opens in Gulmarg, Kashmir

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:15 PM IST
The igloo, 26 feet around and 15 feet high, holds four tables with enough room for 16 guests.
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The image shows officials of medical team administering vaccine.(Facebook/@JosephineCountyPublicHealth)
The image shows officials of medical team administering vaccine.(Facebook/@JosephineCountyPublicHealth)

US medical team stuck in snow goes car to car to administer Covid-19 vaccine

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 08:15 PM IST
“I can't even begin to express how much I admire you all for reaching out to people right there and administering their vaccines. Thank You , Thank You, Thank You!!!” wrote a Facebook user
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The image shows the cat mom with her kitten.(Reddit)
The image shows the cat mom with her kitten.(Reddit)

Cat mom cuddles kitten having a nightmare. Video may melt your heart

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:39 PM IST
“The little paw wiggles are too cute omg aww,” said a Reddit user.
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Tricycle drivers attend an outdoor movie screening held by a private organization.(REUTERS)
Tricycle drivers attend an outdoor movie screening held by a private organization.(REUTERS)

Cyclo drivers treated with padel-in movie in Cambodia

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:17 PM IST
They were shown the film "Fathers" by local director Huy Yaleng, about a cyclo driver's daily battle to support his family.
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders arrives for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)(AP)
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders arrives for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)(AP)

Bernie Sanders' inaugural mittens, memes help raise $1.8 million for charity

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:47 PM IST
The sum comes from the sale of merchandise with the January 20 image of him sitting with his arms and legs crossed, clad in his brown parka and recycled wool mittens.
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Paramilitary personnel deployed at Red Fort in New Delhi on Wednesday. A group of protestors climbed to the ramparts of the fort and unfurled flags on the 26th of January. (ANI Photo)
Paramilitary personnel deployed at Red Fort in New Delhi on Wednesday. A group of protestors climbed to the ramparts of the fort and unfurled flags on the 26th of January. (ANI Photo)

15 more detained in connection with Republic Day violence in Delhi

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 10:04 PM IST
Nearly 30 farmers who were camping at DDA Ground in Burari were also moved towards the Singhu border to clear the site, they said.
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A man hangs on to pole holding a Sikh religious flag along with a farm union flag at the historic Red Fort monument during a farmers protest against new farm laws in New Delhi, India. A sea of tens of thousands of farmers riding tractors and horses stormed India’s historic Red Fort this week — a dramatic escalation of their protests. (AP)
A man hangs on to pole holding a Sikh religious flag along with a farm union flag at the historic Red Fort monument during a farmers protest against new farm laws in New Delhi, India. A sea of tens of thousands of farmers riding tractors and horses stormed India’s historic Red Fort this week — a dramatic escalation of their protests. (AP)

Red Fort saw 'irreplaceable' damage, historic brass urns missing: Minister

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 10:05 PM IST
Speaking to reporters, the minister said that two historic brass urns installed near the place where Tricolour is hoisted have gone missing. The main gate of the fort has also been damaged, he said.
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The Noida IDC is said to be inspired by the Taj Mahal, an UNESCO world heritage site and one of the seven wonders of the world, located less than 200 kilometers away in Agra.
The Noida IDC is said to be inspired by the Taj Mahal, an UNESCO world heritage site and one of the seven wonders of the world, located less than 200 kilometers away in Agra.

Microsoft launches Taj Mahal inspired engineering hub in Noida

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:51 PM IST
  • The IDC is said to be inspired by the Taj Mahal. Microsoft said that its design will amalgamate the company's technological prowess with locally sourced materials. It will feature artworks by local artisans and incorporate features of the Taj, like vaulted doorways, marble inlays and domes, arches.
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A view of a crowded highway as farmers protest against new farm laws at a state border in Shahjahanpur, in the desert state of Rajasthan, near New Delhi.(REUTERS)
A view of a crowded highway as farmers protest against new farm laws at a state border in Shahjahanpur, in the desert state of Rajasthan, near New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Kisan Mahapanchayat calls off protest at Shahjahanpur border

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:51 PM IST
This comes a day after Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan and the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) withdrew from the agitation at the borders of Delhi.
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The deceased have been identified as A Maibongsa (60) and Amit Nunisa (42).(Representaional Photo)
The deceased have been identified as A Maibongsa (60) and Amit Nunisa (42).(Representaional Photo)

2 Assam villagers killed in firing at Busu Dima festival

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:42 PM IST
The incident is suspected to have been carried out by Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA), a rebel outfit formed in 2019.
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The jabs manufactured by the China National Pharmaceutical Group Co Ltd (Sinopharm) are expected to be handed over to the Lankan side in mid-February.(Bloomberg)
The jabs manufactured by the China National Pharmaceutical Group Co Ltd (Sinopharm) are expected to be handed over to the Lankan side in mid-February.(Bloomberg)

China to donate 3 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses to Sri Lanka

PTI, Beijing
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:58 PM IST
"China will donate three lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses to Sri Lanka to jointly fight the Covid-19 pandemic," state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a statement from the Chinese embassy in Colombo.
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This undated handout file photo released from the Wall Street Journal shows Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.(AFP)
This undated handout file photo released from the Wall Street Journal shows Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.(AFP)

Travesty of justice: India after Pak upholds acquittal of Daniel Pearl's killer

UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:26 PM IST
A three-judge bench upheld the Sindh high court's order of April last year to acquit Omar Saeed Sheikh and three other men convicted of the 2002 abduction and murder of Daniel Pearl.
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The job market remains under strain even though the spread of Covid-19 vaccines offers hope for an end to the health crisis.(File Photo / AP)
The job market remains under strain even though the spread of Covid-19 vaccines offers hope for an end to the health crisis.(File Photo / AP)

New US jobless claims drop; still at 847,000 as pandemic rages

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 08:21 PM IST
Overall, nearly 4.8 million Americans are continuing to receive traditional state unemployment benefits.
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As vaccination centres in Germany, France and Spain cancelled or delayed appointments, the EU publicly rebuked Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca for failing to deliver and even asked if it could divert supplies from Britain.(REUTERS)
As vaccination centres in Germany, France and Spain cancelled or delayed appointments, the EU publicly rebuked Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca for failing to deliver and even asked if it could divert supplies from Britain.(REUTERS)

EU warns it could block vaccine exports, wields legal threat at drugmakers

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 08:18 PM IST
The EU, whose member states are far behind Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States in rolling out vaccines, is scrambling to get supplies just as the West's biggest drugmakers slow deliveries to the bloc due to production problems.
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European Council President Charles Michel gives a news conference in Brussels, Belgium.(File Photo / REUTERS)
European Council President Charles Michel gives a news conference in Brussels, Belgium.(File Photo / REUTERS)

EU should consider legal means to secure promised vaccines: Charles Michel

Reuters, Brussels
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:57 PM IST
European Council president said in a letter that the bloc should make use of all legal means and enforcement measures at its disposal under the Treaties.
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Dana White with Conor McGregor. (Via Reuters)
Dana White with Conor McGregor. (Via Reuters)

If we can find one of the baddest dudes in the world and he is Indian: UFC boss

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:24 PM IST
  • Several big companies are looking at India as a big market for their sports. Football clubs from Europe are signing deals with Indian clubs, professional wrestling giants WWE have made special plans for the country, and now UFC is also looking to go big with India.
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Olympic Symbol in the Odaiba section in Tokyo: File Photo(AP)
Olympic Symbol in the Odaiba section in Tokyo: File Photo(AP)

Athletes want their chance to shine at Tokyo Games

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 08:03 PM IST
The Games were postponed last year on safety grounds as the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world and the threat to the health of athletes and the local community is still the major stumbling block to the Olympics going ahead.
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File phot of Frenkie de Jong(REUTERS)

Frenkie de Jong making big strides in Barcelona's midfield

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:57 PM IST
The 23-year-old Netherlands midfielder, who joined from Ajax two years ago, has scored four goals this month while also playing a key part in creating other goals with his passing.
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Indian shuttler PV Sindhu (R) and Kidambi Srikanth (L)(HT Collage)
Indian shuttler PV Sindhu (R) and Kidambi Srikanth (L)(HT Collage)

Srikanth, Sindhu virtually out of knockouts after back-to-back losses

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:10 PM IST
A week ago Sindhu had suffered a demoralising defeat to Ratchanok Intanon and there was no change of fate for the World Champion this time too as she went down 18-21 13-21 to the third-seeded Thai.
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Churchill Brothers: File Photo(HT Archive)

Churchill Brothers aim to extend lead atop I-League table

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:53 PM IST
With TRAU FC and Mohammedan SC hot on Churchill's heels, the Goan club will look to continue their winning streak and break free of the chasing pack by extending the lead to seven points with a win against TRAU.
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"This pandemic has fundamentally accelerated what I thought was going to be a decade-long process of digital transformation...we've seen tremendous structural change," Nadella said.(Mint Archives)
"This pandemic has fundamentally accelerated what I thought was going to be a decade-long process of digital transformation...we've seen tremendous structural change," Nadella said.(Mint Archives)

Digital technology now core to resilience, business continuity: Satya Nadella

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 10:03 PM IST
Speaking at a TiEcon Delhi-NCR event, Nadella said digital technology is also bringing in the next level of productivity gains and driving efficiencies across industries.
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This is the third dollar debt issuance by Adani Ports this fiscal-- USD 750 million in July 2020 and USD 300 million in December, totalling USD 1.55 billion.(Reuters)
This is the third dollar debt issuance by Adani Ports this fiscal-- USD 750 million in July 2020 and USD 300 million in December, totalling USD 1.55 billion.(Reuters)

Adani Ports raises USD 500 million in overseas bond sale

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:43 PM IST
The company said the senior unsecured US dollar note was oversubscribed six times by marquee international investors, helping it fix the coupon at a low 3.10 per cent.
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RBI data throws light on the extent of stress caused by the covid-induced economic slump.(MINT_PRINT)
RBI data throws light on the extent of stress caused by the covid-induced economic slump.(MINT_PRINT)

Have no responsibility to audit members of UPI ecosystem: RBI tells SC

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 08:54 PM IST
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in its affidavit filed in the top court, also said that the matters related to “data privacy and data sharing” come under the domain of the central government.
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Robinhood also restricted trading in shares of Nokia Oyj, which climbed 20% over the past three days.(Bloomberg)
Robinhood also restricted trading in shares of Nokia Oyj, which climbed 20% over the past three days.(Bloomberg)

Robinhood, Interactive Brokers clamp down on GameStop, other high-flying stocks

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 08:46 PM IST
Robinhood also restricted trading in shares of Nokia Oyj, which climbed 20% over the past three days.
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FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden walks past solar panels while touring the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative in Plymouth, New Hampshire, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden walks past solar panels while touring the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative in Plymouth, New Hampshire, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo/File Photo(REUTERS)

Investors see green returns as renewable energy rises

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 08:21 PM IST
FirstSolar, Enphase and SunPower are among the renewable energy stocks that are benefiting from a much friendlier administration in the White House, whose agenda includes tackling climate change and bolstering green energy.
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Karnataka Schools to reopen from January 1(ANI)
Karnataka Schools to reopen from January 1(ANI)

Karnataka to hold full day classes from Feb 1 for class 9, 10 and PUC students

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:49 PM IST
The Karnataka government has decided to hold full-day classes for students of classes 9, 10, and first and second year Pre-University across the state from February 1, Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said on Thursday.
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FTII is the country’s premier institute that provides training for acting, film making, video editing, direction and production.(HT file photo)
FTII is the country’s premier institute that provides training for acting, film making, video editing, direction and production.(HT file photo)

Want to make a career in Filmmaking? Here is what you should know

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:25 PM IST
  • While it is indeed passion that stirs the greatest filmmakers, one also needs a certain vision, and a clear practical outlook towards their work, at least to some extent, says Filmmaker Radhika Lavu.
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Karnataka board Class 10 exams will commence from June 14, Primary and Secondary Education Minister of the state S Suresh Kumar said on Thursday.(HT file)
Karnataka board Class 10 exams will commence from June 14, Primary and Secondary Education Minister of the state S Suresh Kumar said on Thursday.(HT file)

Karnataka SSLC exams to commence from June 14

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 08:09 PM IST
Examinations for Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) - Class 10 in Karnataka will commence from June 14, Primary and Secondary Education Minister of the state S Suresh Kumar said on Thursday.
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More than 100 candidates who gave their last attempt to get into Civil Services on October 4, 2020 had sought an extra chance as a one-time exemption.(File photo)
More than 100 candidates who gave their last attempt to get into Civil Services on October 4, 2020 had sought an extra chance as a one-time exemption.(File photo)

At what level was decision to deny extra chance at UPSC prelims taken: SC

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:59 PM IST
  • The Govt faces the ire of the Supreme Court for filing an affidavit by an Under Secretary in DoPT without indicating at whose level the decision was taken to deny an extra chance to final attempt candidates of the Civil Services prelims conducted last year.
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Representational image. (HT file)

Manipur govt warns of action against absent teachers at schools, colleges

PTI, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:00 PM IST
  • Schools for students of classes 9-12 and colleges reopened in the state on Wednesday.
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The ministry of health and family welfare had said that 39,764 beneficiaries have been administered with Covid-19 vaccine in Delhi.(HT Photo)
The ministry of health and family welfare had said that 39,764 beneficiaries have been administered with Covid-19 vaccine in Delhi.(HT Photo)

Delhi reports less than 200 new Covid-19 cases for sixth straight day

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:29 PM IST
The active cases in Delhi currently stand at 1,575 patients, which is slightly higher than the 1,501 patients reported on Wednesday.
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Police personnel arrive at Ghazipur border to hang notices for farmer leaders after FIRs were registered against them in connection with the Republic Day violence, during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, in New Delhi, Thursday. (PTI)
Police personnel arrive at Ghazipur border to hang notices for farmer leaders after FIRs were registered against them in connection with the Republic Day violence, during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, in New Delhi, Thursday. (PTI)

Additional police forces deployed at protest sites, farmers fear eviction

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:42 PM IST
The farmers said the sudden stoppage of the power supply triggered panic at the Ghazipur protest venue, and they spent a sleepless night guarding their tractors, trollies, and tents
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The presence of phosphates and surfactants in untreated sewage from Delhi, Haryana and UP is a major reason behind frothing in the river.(PTI)
The presence of phosphates and surfactants in untreated sewage from Delhi, Haryana and UP is a major reason behind frothing in the river.(PTI)

Need at least 3 to 5 years to upgrade sewage treatment plants: Delhi government

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:52 PM IST
"The upgradation of all STPs in UP, Haryana and Delhi, which will substantially reduce the problem of foaming in the Yamuna, will take about three to five years," the government said.
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"Entry/exit gates of Lal Quila & Jama Masjid metro stations are open. All stations are open. Normal services on all lines," the DMRC said as per news agency ANI. (Representative Image)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
"Entry/exit gates of Lal Quila & Jama Masjid metro stations are open. All stations are open. Normal services on all lines," the DMRC said as per news agency ANI. (Representative Image)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

DMRC opens Lal Quila, Jama Masjid Metro station gates

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:53 PM IST
After the violent turn of events at the farmers' tractor parade on Republic day, Delhi Metro authorities had closed the entry and exit gates of several Metro stations.
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI)

R-Day violence unfortunate, but farm laws still an issue: Delhi CM Kejriwal

By Abhishek Dey
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:20 PM IST
Tuesday’s violence left hundreds injured, including at least 394 police officials. It has so far led to 25 cases and the FIRs mention several farm union leaders
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Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha has been summoned by the central agency on December 29.(HT PHOTO)
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha has been summoned by the central agency on December 29.(HT PHOTO)

K'taka Deputy CM should understand history: Sanjay Raut on Mumbai remarks

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:04 PM IST
Raut said that Savadi should understand the history, and claimed that the Kannada-speaking people residing in Maharashtra want the Marathi-dominated areas in their home state to be included in Maharashtra.
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Representational image. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Representational image. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

At 15.2°C, Mumbai records lowest temperature of the year

By Priyanka Sahoo
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:17 PM IST
Meanwhile air quality improved marginally on Thursday with an overall AQI of 293 (poor). Over the past weekend, air quality had plummeted to the “very poor” category
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BMC revises property tax every five years. (HT Photo)
BMC revises property tax every five years. (HT Photo)

BMC budget 2021: New taxes unlikely but property tax to be revised later

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:02 PM IST
  • Important departments such as health, education, and infrastructure will not see a cut in the budgetary allocation this year, said a civic official.
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Mumbai Metro coach on its way to Metro Station in Wadala, Mumbai, from Bengaluru, on Thursday. (Bachchan Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Mumbai Metro coach on its way to Metro Station in Wadala, Mumbai, from Bengaluru, on Thursday. (Bachchan Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Mumbai: 1st rake for Metro-2A arrives; CM to unveil it on Friday

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:49 PM IST
The trial runs for Metro-2A and 7 (Dahisar E-Andheri E) will begin in March and operations are expected to start from May.
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Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis. (PTI)
Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis. (PTI)

Mumbai Metro: Fadnavis, Congress leaders engage in war of words over ‘delay’

UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:15 PM IST
Congress leaders reminded him that the Delhi Metro lines were developed during Congress rule in the national capital and also blamed him for the delays in the Metro construction in Mumbai
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The difficulty in persuading young adults to upend their lifestyles to prevent Covid-19’s spread has challenged countries across the globe.(Unsplash)
The difficulty in persuading young adults to upend their lifestyles to prevent Covid-19’s spread has challenged countries across the globe.(Unsplash)

Young people spreading Covid a concern in rapidly aging Japan

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:11 PM IST
The world’s most rapidly aging society has long struggled to talk to its youth. That’s a disconnect that’s turning deadly in the pandemic.
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A new study has discovered that one in every three adults, especially younger adults, women, and those of lower socioeconomic status experience psychological distress related to Covid-19.(Unsplash)
A new study has discovered that one in every three adults, especially younger adults, women, and those of lower socioeconomic status experience psychological distress related to Covid-19.(Unsplash)

1 in 3 adults anxious, depressed due to Covid-19: Study

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:29 PM IST
A new study has discovered that one in every three adults, especially younger adults, women, and those of lower socioeconomic status experience psychological distress related to Covid-19.
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Talking about the bond that the four share, Panday shared that "nothing" changed between the four in recent years except for the fact that she has stopped biting "Suhana's head."(Instagram)
Talking about the bond that the four share, Panday shared that "nothing" changed between the four in recent years except for the fact that she has stopped biting "Suhana's head."(Instagram)

Ananya Panday sets 'squad goals' with recent picture with her girls

ANI, New Delhi [india]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:08 PM IST
Setting major 'squad goals', actor Ananya Panday on Thursday treated her Instafam to a recent picture and a childhood snap of herself with her celebrity best friends.
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President Aleksandar Vucic’s allies say the 23-meter-high (75-foot-high), 70-ton bronze sculpture of the legendary founder of the Serbian state, Stefan Nemanja, placed on a gilded egg-shaped pedestal in downtown Belgrade will be a new landmark of the Serbian capital.(AP)
President Aleksandar Vucic’s allies say the 23-meter-high (75-foot-high), 70-ton bronze sculpture of the legendary founder of the Serbian state, Stefan Nemanja, placed on a gilded egg-shaped pedestal in downtown Belgrade will be a new landmark of the Serbian capital.(AP)

Kitsch or artwork? Controversial monument unveiled in Serbia

AP, Belgrade, Serbia
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:00 PM IST
Serbia’s president attended the unveiling on Wednesday night of a grandiose monument to a medieval monk and historic ruler which has come under fire from critics who call it oversized and kitschy.
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The 'Kabir Singh' actor is seen channelising her inner 'boss babe' in the video donning a ravishing red-coloured pantsuit which she recently wore to an award function.(Instagram)
The 'Kabir Singh' actor is seen channelising her inner 'boss babe' in the video donning a ravishing red-coloured pantsuit which she recently wore to an award function.(Instagram)

Kiara Advani ups the glamour quotient in red pantsuit

ANI, New Delhi [india]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:08 PM IST
Bollywood actor Kiara Advani, who is known for setting new style statements, took social media by storm on Thursday with a drop-dead gorgeous video of herself from a recent photoshoot.
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Devoleena Bhattacharjee and Nikki Tamboli fight on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)
Devoleena Bhattacharjee and Nikki Tamboli fight on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)

Nikki Tamboli's mother defends her for bringing up Devoleena's MeToo comments

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:22 PM IST
Nikki Tamboli's mother has defended her for bringing up Devoleena Bhattacharjee's MeToo comment against Sidharth Shukla on the show.
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After being kicked out of Bigg Boss 14 for pushing Arshi Khan into the swimming pool, Vikas Gupta re-entered the show.
After being kicked out of Bigg Boss 14 for pushing Arshi Khan into the swimming pool, Vikas Gupta re-entered the show.

Vikas Gupta's mother denies having personal conversation with Arshi Khan

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 contestant Vikas Gupta's mother has denied having any personal conversation with Arshi Khan, who had claimed on the show that the two had talked before she entered the house.
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Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath are expecting their second baby.
Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath are expecting their second baby.

Kapil Sharma confirms wife Ginni Chatrath is expecting second baby

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:45 PM IST
  • Kapil Sharma and his wife, Ginni Chatrath, are expecting their second child, he confirmed in a tweet on Thursday.
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Pavitra Punia and Eijaz Khan on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)
Pavitra Punia and Eijaz Khan on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)

Pavita Punia promises she and Eijaz Khan will give some 'good news' soon

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14: Claiming that staying apart has made them realise each other's importance in their lives, Pavitra Punia promises her fans that she and Eijaz Khan will have some 'good news' soon.
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Pamela Anderson is best known for starring in television hit Baywatch.
Pamela Anderson is best known for starring in television hit Baywatch.

Pamela Anderson gets married for sixth time, ties knot with her bodyguard

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:13 PM IST
Former actor Pamela Anderson has gotten married to her bodyguard Dan Hayhurst. The two tied the knot on Christmas Eve last year.
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The deeply troubling images of the protesters forcibly entering Red Fort, attacking the police at various places and threatening mediapersons have shaken the romantic illusion of the hardworking farmer as men and women of honour. By breaking the law, the tractor became a weapon of self-destruction. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The deeply troubling images of the protesters forcibly entering Red Fort, attacking the police at various places and threatening mediapersons have shaken the romantic illusion of the hardworking farmer as men and women of honour. By breaking the law, the tractor became a weapon of self-destruction. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

What went wrong on Republic Day?

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:45 PM IST
Farm leaders overestimated their ability to control a large and diverse group, while Delhi Police underestimated the scale of the rally
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Trump ran the country for four years without being held accountable by anyone. The defeat on November 3 and Trump’s subsequent incendiary actions, culminating in the insurrection of January 6, has changed all that. Because of those failures, Trump has entered the accountability zone. (AFP)
Trump ran the country for four years without being held accountable by anyone. The defeat on November 3 and Trump’s subsequent incendiary actions, culminating in the insurrection of January 6, has changed all that. Because of those failures, Trump has entered the accountability zone. (AFP)

From State policies to actions, how Trump is being held accountable

By Frank Islam
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:36 PM IST
The Senate trial is just the first of many landmines Trump will have to navigate going forward. He is also likely to face an array of civil and criminal lawsuits at the federal and state levels, on issues ranging from financial illegalities, to abuse of power, and insurrection-related charges.
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The pandemic has specifically elevated the significance of social factors in the current moment, and environmental factors in the long-term. According to a study by the University of Oxford, there is a positive correlation between the average environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores of organisations and their countries’ macro-economic performance. (REUTERS)
The pandemic has specifically elevated the significance of social factors in the current moment, and environmental factors in the long-term. According to a study by the University of Oxford, there is a positive correlation between the average environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores of organisations and their countries’ macro-economic performance. (REUTERS)

How the Covid-19 reset can help firms build a sustainable future

By CP Gurnani
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:43 PM IST
Many learnings have emerged out of our dealing with the unforeseen situation, which includes increased focus on stable, sustainable economies, clean and green environment and above all, quality of life.
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India is witnessing an economic transition, social change, the rise of Hindutva and increasing support for a strong Centre. The attempt to hoist a flag at the Red Fort is a symbol of the battle over the nature of the State (PTI)
India is witnessing an economic transition, social change, the rise of Hindutva and increasing support for a strong Centre. The attempt to hoist a flag at the Red Fort is a symbol of the battle over the nature of the State (PTI)

India’s quest for a strong, high-end State

By Abhinav Prakash Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:56 AM IST
Hindutva is filling in a historic vacuum of creating a pan-Indian, centralised State. This explains the churn
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Should the team of farmers, which had been negotiating with the government, be held responsible for the events of January 26? (PTI)
Should the team of farmers, which had been negotiating with the government, be held responsible for the events of January 26? (PTI)

With its inaction, the culpability of India’s political Opposition

UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:57 AM IST
The inability of India’s current parliamentary Opposition to command the political leadership of such struggles is more a result of political weakness than sinister design. But is it even trying to engage with popular movements?
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