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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Climate Adaptation summit in the Netherlands via video conferencing. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Climate Adaptation summit in the Netherlands via video conferencing. (ANI)

'Change lifestyle to adapt to climate change': PM Modi

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:59 PM IST
  • "We have promised ourselves that we will not just meet our Paris Agreement targets but exceed them...” PM Modi said.
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Congress party flags waved at rallies.(File photo)
Congress party flags waved at rallies.(File photo)

Congress-Left Front decide to contest 77 seats in Bengal; talks on for remaining

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:11 AM IST
  • The sharing of the remaining 217 seats will be concluded by January 31, said Pradip Bhattacharya, senior Congress leader.
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The chief minister said the state government was announcing the ex gratia in honour of the bravery shown by Col Santosh Babu while fighting the Chinese troops.(HT PHOTO.)
The chief minister said the state government was announcing the ex gratia in honour of the bravery shown by Col Santosh Babu while fighting the Chinese troops.(HT PHOTO.)

He deserved top medal: Col Santosh Babu's kin disappointed with Maha Vir Chakra

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:42 PM IST
  • His mother said she was not at all happy to receive the news that her son was conferred Maha Vir Chakra. “I expected the top medal, not this,” she said.
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Aarogya Setu application.(AP)
Aarogya Setu application.(AP)

Karnataka HC bars Centre from sharing Aarogya Setu app data without user consent

By Sharan Poovanna | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:20 PM IST
  • The Central government launched Aarogya Setu app last year in April in a bid to track Covid-19 infections and check its spread.
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File photo of Leander Paes.(Hindustan Times)

Paes eyeing French Open comeback in record eighth straight Olympics bid

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:32 PM IST
Paes eyeing French Open comeback in record eighth straight Olympics bid
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A tiny tax on stock market transactions can help fund India’s vaccination drive without burning a hole in the wallets of stock market investors and give the government headroom for other expenditure to help save lives (AFP)
A tiny tax on stock market transactions can help fund India’s vaccination drive without burning a hole in the wallets of stock market investors and give the government headroom for other expenditure to help save lives (AFP)

Vaccinating all Indians, for free

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

Farm protests: The costs of a prolonged standoff

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

The policy landscape around digital and physical micro-lending

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ashwin explains why he opted to compete against Steve Smith

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

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

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

Agarkar believes teams may still chase Maxwell despite poor IPL 2020

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

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

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

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

Inside Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal's mehendi ceremony

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reuters, Galle
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:41 PM IST
England scored 164-4, with Sibley 56 not out and Jos Buttler unbeaten on 46 as they overcame jittery moments to complete a 2-0 series triumph.
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"I'd pay $2000 for this," read one comment under the post.(Instagram/@scottyhubs)

Man’s funny sketch of pet doggo is making netizens giggle. Watch

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 02:01 AM IST
“I will open the bidding up to $1,” reads the text shared alongside the video.
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The image shows Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.(Twitter/@RailMinIndia)

Republic Day 2021: Tricolour lights adorn railway stations across the nation

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:28 AM IST
72nd Republic Day: The official Twitter account of the Ministry of Railways has been sharing pictures of railway stations beautifully decorated in tricolour lights from across the country in honour of Republic Day.
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The image shows Frosty Leo Nebula.(Instagram/@nasachandraxray)

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

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

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

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

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

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:36 PM IST
These images were shared on the official Instagram of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
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Farmers participate in a tractor rally to protest against the newly passed farm bills, on a highway on the outskirts of New Delhi (REUTERS)

Stage set for mega tractor rally; Parliament march on Feb 1

By Zia Haq, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 01:01 AM IST
  • The police say about 30,000 tractors are likely to participate in the rally, but farm leaders said the number of vehicles will be closer to 200,000.
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A SSB personnel on alert at Rajpath near India Gate on the eve of Republic Day, in New Delhi(Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
A SSB personnel on alert at Rajpath near India Gate on the eve of Republic Day, in New Delhi(Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

Republic Day 2021: List of police personnel who received gallantry medals

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:11 AM IST
  • The break-up of 946 police personnel who have been awarded medals on the occasion of the Republic Day, 2021.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Climate Adaptation summit in the Netherlands via video conferencing. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Climate Adaptation summit in the Netherlands via video conferencing. (ANI)

'Change lifestyle to adapt to climate change': PM Modi

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:59 PM IST
  • "We have promised ourselves that we will not just meet our Paris Agreement targets but exceed them...” PM Modi said.
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A note by the Lokayukta suggested “unpleasant circumstances” and “hostile environment” as the reason to quit forthwith but “upon dismissal of writ petition (by Nagaland government)” by the Supreme Court..(HT PHOTO)
A note by the Lokayukta suggested “unpleasant circumstances” and “hostile environment” as the reason to quit forthwith but “upon dismissal of writ petition (by Nagaland government)” by the Supreme Court..(HT PHOTO)

Willing to resign, Nagaland Lokayukta tells SC, seeks protection from state

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:55 PM IST
  • The Nagaland government had come to the Supreme Court in exceptional circumstances for orders to restrain the sitting Lokayukta from hearing any case or exercising his powers or functions under the Nagaland Lokayukta Act, 2017.
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The chief minister said the state government was announcing the ex gratia in honour of the bravery shown by Col Santosh Babu while fighting the Chinese troops.(HT PHOTO.)
The chief minister said the state government was announcing the ex gratia in honour of the bravery shown by Col Santosh Babu while fighting the Chinese troops.(HT PHOTO.)

He deserved top medal: Col Santosh Babu's kin disappointed with Maha Vir Chakra

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:42 PM IST
  • His mother said she was not at all happy to receive the news that her son was conferred Maha Vir Chakra. “I expected the top medal, not this,” she said.
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FILE PHOTO: An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo(REUTERS)

'We will change Alphabet': Google workers announce global union alliance

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:41 PM IST
After years of protests over working conditions and business practices, 200 Google workers formed Alphabet Workers Union in early January.
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White House said President Joe Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service.(AP)
White House said President Joe Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service.(AP)

Joe Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender troops: White House

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

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

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

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

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

Supreme Court ends Donald Trump's emoluments lawsuits

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:00 PM IST
The high court also ordered the lower court rulings thrown out as well and directed appeals courts in New York and Richmond, Virginia, to dismiss the suits as moot now that Trump is no longer in office.
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TT player Mouma Das, six other sportspersons awarded Padma Shri

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:52 PM IST
Every year, the award winners are announced on the eve of Republic Day. The Padma awardees are felicitated by the President of India.
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A banner of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games.(AP)
A banner of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games.(AP)

Olympics would be 'extremely difficult' for unvaccinated athletes: France

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Denis Masseglia warned that unvaccinated athletes who went to the Games in Japan faced "quarantine of a fortnight" and "will have to undergo tests in the mornings and evenings".
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Frank Lampard.(Pool via REUTERS)
Frank Lampard.(Pool via REUTERS)

Chelsea sack manager Frank Lampard

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:20 PM IST
"Chelsea Football Club have today parted company with Head Coach Frank Lampard," the club announced in a press release.
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AFC cancels, postpones tournaments; India's schedule also affected

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

AP, Moscow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:39 PM IST
The Court of Arbitration for Sport last month ruled that Russia's name, flag and anthem would be barred from the next two Olympics after backing the World Anti-Doping Agency's finding that doping data was manipulated.
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Construction workers travelling on a winter morning amid heavy fog, in Noida. (Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Construction workers travelling on a winter morning amid heavy fog, in Noida. (Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Have the labour markets recovered post-lockdown?

By Rosa Abraham , Amit Basole, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 01:47 AM IST
  • Several high-frequency indicators such as the Nomura India Business Resumption Index (NIBRI), Purchasing Managers’ Indices (PMI) show a strong sequential recovery in the economy.
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Rule 10 of Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, provides that e-commerce entities have to display details of the manufacturer.(Reuters)
Rule 10 of Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, provides that e-commerce entities have to display details of the manufacturer.(Reuters)

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

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

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

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

Apple faces Italian suit over iPhones that wear out too quickly

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

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

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:08 PM IST
Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, advanced 0.10 per cent to 90.32.
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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said that the government is brainstorming on how early schools can be reopened in the national capital.(Arvind Yadav/HT file)
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said that the government is brainstorming on how early schools can be reopened in the national capital.(Arvind Yadav/HT file)

US Embassy, Delhi govt launch English teaching programme for teachers

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:23 PM IST
It is a 10-week-long online English teaching programme for 700 pre-service teachers from all women colleges of Delhi.
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With the objective of instilling among students the importance of having a definite ‘Purpose’ in life for shaping their career, FLAME University hosted FLAME University Purpose Summit 2021 on January 23-24.(Business Wire India)
With the objective of instilling among students the importance of having a definite ‘Purpose’ in life for shaping their career, FLAME University hosted FLAME University Purpose Summit 2021 on January 23-24.(Business Wire India)

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

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

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

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

Anurag Ramola from Uttarakhand awarded Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar

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

Committee formed under CM to choose MPPSC chairperson, members

PTI, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Committee formed under CM to choose MPPSC chairperson, members
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Salaries not paid, doctors of Delhi’s Kasturba Hospital may strike work from Feb 1

By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:44 PM IST
Doctors of Kasturba Hospital, run by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, are likely to go on an indefinite strike from February 1 over non-payment of salaries for the past three months
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HC allows DDA to declare results of e-auction of 3 plots that was stayed for want of parking

By Richa Banka, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:43 PM IST
The Delhi high court on Monday allowed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to publish the results of the e-auction of three commercial plots at the District Centre in Netaji Subhash Place, after the agency admitted that there was a deficiency of parking, to address which it would construct additional parking space on six plots
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Farmers have taken special care to clean their tractors and put up flags and banners.(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
Farmers have taken special care to clean their tractors and put up flags and banners.(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)

Gleaming tractors add to buzz at borders

By Kainat Sarfaraz, Fareeha Iftikhar, karn pratap singh, New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:48 AM IST
Tuesday’s event coincides with the two-month anniversary of the farmers’ agitation which began on November 26.
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Two workers fall to death from factory building in East Delhi

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Two men working at a jeans factory in east Delhi’s Geeta Colony died after falling off the third floor of the factory building on Saturday afternoon, in what the police called a “freak accident” -- the two men were hanging out together in their free time and jostling about when they fell
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Over 91% of registered beneficiaries get Covid-19 vaccine shots in Delhi on Monday, the highest so far

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:41 PM IST
Over 91% scheduled beneficiaries of the Covid-19 vaccine were inoculated in one day for the first time in Delhi on Monday, as 41 hospitals in the Capital either completed their daily target or exceeded it
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(Right) Partho Dasgupta, former CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC). (HT FILE)
(Right) Partho Dasgupta, former CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC). (HT FILE)

Furnish relevant parts of charge sheet: Bombay HC to ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta

By K A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:51 AM IST
The bench directed Dasgupta to prepare a compilation of the relevant portions of the charge sheet and submit it to the court before the next hearing scheduled on February 2.
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Mumbai’s only existing cyber police station is at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). (HT FILE)
Mumbai’s only existing cyber police station is at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). (HT FILE)

Mumbai to get five new cyber police stations on Republic Day

By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:48 AM IST
Each of these cyber police stations will be located in five policing regions of the city, said joint commissioner of police (CP) (law and order) Vishwas Nangre Patil. Chief minister Uddhav Thackerey will inaugurate the stations at DB Marg police station on Tuesday.
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NCP leader Sharad Pawar and ministers Balasaheb Thorat and Jitendra Awhad, along with other leaders, at the protest site. (Bhushan Koyande/HT)
NCP leader Sharad Pawar and ministers Balasaheb Thorat and Jitendra Awhad, along with other leaders, at the protest site. (Bhushan Koyande/HT)

Senior Shiv Sena leaders, ministers didn’t attend farmers’ protest in Mumbai

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:48 AM IST
While Sena said it didn’t want to break Covid-19 rules, its senior leaders were at an inauguration in Kalyan where scores had gathered
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For representational purpose only. (HT FILE)
For representational purpose only. (HT FILE)

Mumbai: NCB nabs absconding drug dealer Arif Bhujwala

By Manish K Pathak, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:45 AM IST
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Monday arrested purported drug dealer Arif Bhujwala from Raigad in connection with the south Mumbai-based racket busted by the agency. so far, five people have been arrested in the bust.
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The teachers and non-teaching staff in the state participated in the farmers march on Monday. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
The teachers and non-teaching staff in the state participated in the farmers march on Monday. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

600 teachers, non-teaching staff protest new education policy in Mumbai

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:44 AM IST
In a joint statement, the teachers have highlighted how NEP violates the constitutional mandates of the reservation policy and Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act
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Jim Sarbh in a block printed knotted angarkha tunic (Photo: Instagram/RajeshPratapSinghWorks)
Jim Sarbh in a block printed knotted angarkha tunic (Photo: Instagram/RajeshPratapSinghWorks)

26 letters which redefine Indianness

By Manish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:57 AM IST
Indian fashion isn’t just exotic inspo that international brands can use as reference. It’s a discipline in itself
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Maria Grazia Chiuri presents a couture collection steeped in Tarot symbolism (Photo: Instagram/Dior)
Maria Grazia Chiuri presents a couture collection steeped in Tarot symbolism (Photo: Instagram/Dior)

Couture steeped in Tarot symbolism

By Manish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:01 AM IST
Dior Couture Spring 21 was a vibrant and lush canvas painted by Maria Grazia Chiuri’s epiphany inducing paintbrush where she referenced the mystique of Tarot cards
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Youngsters are engaging in poetry events, offline and online, ahead of Republic Day.
Youngsters are engaging in poetry events, offline and online, ahead of Republic Day.

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

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

Depression in new fathers linked to relationship insecurities: Study

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

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

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:24 PM IST
IndiaFor the first time ever, Utsaah #spreadinghappiness, a concept showcasing Indian Culture online, will be beaming LIVE from the STUDIO to give viewers an enhanced Magical experience. Titled Maha Ustav, presented by LIC of India, this is a brainchild of Durga Jasraj, Founder of Art and Artistes.
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Disha Parmar will not enter Bigg Boss 14 during family week to support Rahul Vaidya.
Disha Parmar will not enter Bigg Boss 14 during family week to support Rahul Vaidya.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adhvik Mahajan: Contracts push actors into uncertainty

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

The Allahabad High Court stands up for personal liberty

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

Free speech and the death of a book

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

A roadmap to reform democracy

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

How I erred on Biden and Blinken

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

Focusing on women with disabilities

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