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Oval Maidan in Mumbai remains shut due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.
Oval Maidan in Mumbai remains shut due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.

Maharashtra records 8,293 Covid-19 cases, Mumbai cases again over 1,000

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:01 PM IST
There are 12 active containment zones in the city and 133 buildings have been sealed, according to data released by the Bhrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci stands by during an event to commemorate the 50 millionth coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 25, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci stands by during an event to commemorate the 50 millionth coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 25, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)

Fauci worried that US coronavirus cases will stick at 70,000 a day

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:21 PM IST
The country added 75,194 new cases on Friday, compared with the weekly average of almost 69,000.
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A portion of a panorama taken by Navcams aboard Nasa's Perseverance Mars rover shows the Martian landscape.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout via REUTERS)
A portion of a panorama taken by Navcams aboard Nasa's Perseverance Mars rover shows the Martian landscape.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout via REUTERS)

Indian-origin Nasa scientist controlling Perseverance rover from his London flat

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:24 PM IST
  • The mission control is at Nasa’s jet propulsion laboratory (JPL) in Southern California, where the Perseverance rover was built.
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Co-win app will be thrown open for self-registration after the second phase begins at 9am on March 1.
Co-win app will be thrown open for self-registration after the second phase begins at 9am on March 1.

Co-Win registration from 9am tomorrow as India enters 2nd phase of vaccination

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:48 PM IST
Co-Win 2.0 is not a new app. It's an upgrade of the existing app through which the government conducted the first phase of vaccination. For this upgrade, vaccination was stalled on Saturday and Sunday.
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The show of strength by Sanjay Rathod at the Poharadevi temple in Washim tilted the balance against the Sena leader, said party leaders.
The show of strength by Sanjay Rathod at the Poharadevi temple in Washim tilted the balance against the Sena leader, said party leaders.

Shiv Sena minister Sanjay Rathod hands over resignation to Uddhav Thackeray

By Swapnil Rawal | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:32 PM IST
  • The BJP has alleged that the deceased woman was in a relationship with Rathod and he should be booked in the case.
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Msehli said many of the survivors suffered from burns from engine fuel, and hypothermia, with some taken to hospital. (Representative Image)(Reuters image)
Msehli said many of the survivors suffered from burns from engine fuel, and hypothermia, with some taken to hospital. (Representative Image)(Reuters image)

UN says 15 Europe-bound migrants have died at sea off Libya

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:25 PM IST
Safa Msehli, a spokesman for the International Organization for Migration, said the dead were on a rubber boat carrying at least 110 migrants, who embarked from the Libyan coastal town of Zawiya on Friday.
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File image of former India batsman VVS Laxman.(Getty Images)
File image of former India batsman VVS Laxman.(Getty Images)

'I never swept': Laxman explains how runs can be scored on a turner in two ways

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:50 PM IST
India vs England: VVS Laxman said he never played the sweep shot on a turning track but he had two options – one was to use his feet and another was to go right back in the crease.
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Anil Kapoor went on to strangle Rahul Bose with a wire and had to be reminded that it was just a shoot.
Anil Kapoor went on to strangle Rahul Bose with a wire and had to be reminded that it was just a shoot.

Anil Kapoor shares the Dil Dhadakne Do scene when he almost killed Rahul Bose

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:54 PM IST
  • Anil Kapoor reveals he had really looked forward to shooting a scene that had him taking a stand for his onscreen daughter, Priyanka Chopra, in the film Dil Dhadakne Do.
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Kangana Ranaut played hostess for the Tejas team.
Kangana Ranaut played hostess for the Tejas team.

Kangana shares a glimpse into her home as she hosts Sunday feast for Tejas team

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:23 PM IST
  • Kangana Ranaut played hostess for the team of Tejas, as they went to her house on Sunday for a meeting. She shared pictures of the get-together, giving fans a glimpse of her home as well.
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Aishwarya Rai look-alike Aamna Imran talks about the rise in popularity, her India connection and more.
Aishwarya Rai look-alike Aamna Imran talks about the rise in popularity, her India connection and more.

Aishwarya Rai lookalike Aamna Imran has a secret Indian connection

By Dishya Sharma
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:07 PM IST
  • Aamna Imran, dubbed as Aishwarya Rai's doppelgänger, took the internet by storm this weekend with her uncanny resemblance to the Bollywood actor. The Pakistani social media influencer has revealed that she has an Indian connect.
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File image of Kevin Pietersen.(Instagram/KP)
File image of Kevin Pietersen.(Instagram/KP)

'Defeatist attitude': Pietersen says England coach should not 'moan about pitch'

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:07 PM IST
There are also suggestions going around regarding ICC making an assessment on the 3rd Test pitch, something which Pietersen believes should not be advocated by Silverwood.
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Parineeti Chopra in all-black outfit(Instagram/parineetichopra )
Parineeti Chopra in all-black outfit(Instagram/parineetichopra )

Parineeti Chopra flaunts toned midriff in crop sweater and skirt worth 5k

By Nishtha Grover, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:19 AM IST
  • For a promotional event of her recently released film, The Girl On The Train, Parineeti Chopra showed how to slay in an all-black attire and add extra oomph to it.
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File image of Monty Panesar.(Getty Images)
File image of Monty Panesar.(Getty Images)

'It was like club cricket on a Saturday in England': Panesar on Ahmedabad pitch

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:59 PM IST
Speaking to news agency ANI, Panesar said that the world's largest stadium deserved a longer contest for fans to see.
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Since every wasp, including the queen, in the Ropalidia marginata colony is born identical, Dr Raghavendra Gadagkar and his team of research students colour code each individual. (Souvik Mandal)
Since every wasp, including the queen, in the Ropalidia marginata colony is born identical, Dr Raghavendra Gadagkar and his team of research students colour code each individual. (Souvik Mandal)

With insects, this man knows wasps going on

By Natasha Rego
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:14 AM IST
Dr Raghavendra Gadagkar, one of the world’s leading animal behaviour scientists, has spent the last 40 years studying the Ropalidia marginata, a type of wasp commonly found around human habitation. He believes the colonies could offer clues on how humans can manage conflict and competition better.
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Keep your clues simple and relatable. Like this South American river, that lends its name to a global online brand. (Shutterstock)
Keep your clues simple and relatable. Like this South American river, that lends its name to a global online brand. (Shutterstock)

Planning a quiz? Here’s how to pop the questions

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:13 AM IST
What makes for a perfect quiz? Clues that go past Googled facts, and an audience that enjoys discovering what they didn’t know they knew. Here’s how good quizmasters do it
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Lungi-kurtas are the ’70s trend that time forgot. Zeenat Aman danced in hers in Hare Rama Hare Krishna.
Lungi-kurtas are the ’70s trend that time forgot. Zeenat Aman danced in hers in Hare Rama Hare Krishna.

Shining through the Seventies. Then mysteriously: It’s a wrap!

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:15 AM IST
An ode to the lungi-kurta, always in silk, always as resplendent loungewear, which vanished without a trace
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“People ask, ‘How do I understand if there is consent in a situation or there isn’t?’ It’s less about their anatomy and it’s more pleasure focused now,” says Dr Tanaya Narendra, aka Dr Cuterus
“People ask, ‘How do I understand if there is consent in a situation or there isn’t?’ It’s less about their anatomy and it’s more pleasure focused now,” says Dr Tanaya Narendra, aka Dr Cuterus

Trouble down there? Dr Cuterus has you covered

By Vanessa Viegas
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:15 AM IST
On Instagram, an Oxford-educated doctor is discussing sexual health, period myths and other intimate issues one viral post at a time
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File image of Kevin Pietersen.(Instagram/KP)

'Defeatist attitude': Pietersen says England coach should not 'moan about pitch'

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:07 PM IST
There are also suggestions going around regarding ICC making an assessment on the 3rd Test pitch, something which Pietersen believes should not be advocated by Silverwood.
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Axar Patel at nets.(BCCI/Twitter)
Axar Patel at nets.(BCCI/Twitter)

Team India returns to nets ahead of 4th Test against England in Ahmedabad

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:33 PM IST
India currently lead the four-match Test series 2-1, and a win or draw in the final Test of the series will see them qualify for the finals of the ICC World Test Championship where they will face off against the New Zealand.
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England's Ben Foakes in action. File(ANI/ECB)
England's Ben Foakes in action. File(ANI/ECB)

'We know it will spin from ball 1': Foakes says England need to bat well in to

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:55 PM IST
India vs England: Speaking to reporters at a virtual press conference ahead of the 4th Test, Foakes said that England have been thoroughly outplayed in tricky conditions.
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Indian bowler R Ashwin reacts on completing 400 test wickets, on the second day of the 3rd cricket test match between India and England, at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Ashwin became the fastest Indian bowler to take 400 Test wickets.(PTI)
Indian bowler R Ashwin reacts on completing 400 test wickets, on the second day of the 3rd cricket test match between India and England, at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Ashwin became the fastest Indian bowler to take 400 Test wickets.(PTI)

Ashwin breaks into top three, Indians make rapid gains in ICC Test rankings

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:22 PM IST
Ashwin’s spin-bowling partner and Player of the Match in the pink-ball Test Axar Patel also made solid gains in the ICC Test rankings. Left-arm spinner Patel’s 11-wicket match haul has helped him gain 30 slots to reach 38th position
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Axar Patel appeals successfully. (BCCI)
Axar Patel appeals successfully. (BCCI)

‘That’s something one would want to repeat’: Tendulkar’s message for Axar

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 12:55 PM IST
  • India vs England: Picking up a five-for in three innings in a row is no trivial feat, and Tendulkar expects left-arm spinner Axar Patel to once again deliver the goods in the fourth Test.
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Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes in Kasautii Zindagii Kay.
Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes in Kasautii Zindagii Kay.

Parth Samthaan reveals why he quit Kasautii Zindagii Kay reboot

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:03 PM IST
  • Parth Samthaan opened up about his decision to quit the popular show, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, last year. He said that it had become repetitive for him after a point.
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Pavitra Punia and Eijaz Khan are lovingly nicknamed 'PaviJaz' by fans.
Pavitra Punia and Eijaz Khan are lovingly nicknamed 'PaviJaz' by fans.

Pavitra slams trolls 'spreading hate' about her relationship with Eijaz

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:56 PM IST
  • Pavitra Punia lashed out at those criticising her relationship with Eijaz Khan and reiterated that they do not need the approval of haters. The couple fell in love during Bigg Boss 14.
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Priyanka Chopra was bowled over by Nick Jonas' performance.
Priyanka Chopra was bowled over by Nick Jonas' performance.

Priyanka Chopra gushes over Nick Jonas' performance of This Is Heaven on SNL

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:18 PM IST
Nick Jonas' performance of This Is Heaven on Saturday Night Live drew praise from his wife, Priyanka Chopra. She called it 'one of (her) favourites' from the album Spaceman.
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Kangana Ranaut played hostess for the Tejas team.
Kangana Ranaut played hostess for the Tejas team.

Kangana shares a glimpse into her home as she hosts Sunday feast for Tejas team

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:23 PM IST
  • Kangana Ranaut played hostess for the team of Tejas, as they went to her house on Sunday for a meeting. She shared pictures of the get-together, giving fans a glimpse of her home as well.
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Prabhas in and as Salaar.
Prabhas in and as Salaar.

Salaar release date out: Prabhas to 'rebel worldwide' in April 2022

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:28 PM IST
Salaar director Prashanth Neel announced the release date of the film, starring Prabhas in the titular role, on Twitter. The film will be out on April 14, 2022.
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Recipe: Only abs we believe in are kebabs, so tonight let's barbecue lamb ones(Instagram/ketiskitchen)
Recipe: Only abs we believe in are kebabs, so tonight let's barbecue lamb ones(Instagram/ketiskitchen)

Recipe: Only abs we believe in are kebabs, so tonight let's barbecue lamb ones

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:46 PM IST
  • Ask us to define a perfect weekend evening and we’ll picture a plate of soft, melt-in-the-mouth lamb seekh kebabs. If you too are drooling on the thought, check out the recipe inside and wrap up this Sunday with a barbecue of easy-to-make lamb kebabs
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Australian regional airline Rex to launch more flights amid Covid-19(Twitter/THE_Russell)
Australian regional airline Rex to launch more flights amid Covid-19(Twitter/THE_Russell)

Australian regional airline Rex to launch more flights amid Covid-19

Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:01 PM IST
At a time when domestic air traffic remains low due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Australian regional airline, Rex, to challenge Qantas and Virgin on the country's big-city routes by launching more flights in competition
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Zojila pass, Srinagar-Leh highway reopen for vehicular traffic after 58 days(Twitter/fc_kangana)
Zojila pass, Srinagar-Leh highway reopen for vehicular traffic after 58 days(Twitter/fc_kangana)

Zojila pass, Srinagar-Leh highway reopen for vehicular traffic after 58 days

ANI
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:46 PM IST
After clearing the snow along the Zojila pass, Srinagar-Leh highway has been declared open from February 28
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Recipe: Welcome summer with a delicious dinner of Cilantro Lime Chicken(Instagram/eatinghealthytoday)
Recipe: Welcome summer with a delicious dinner of Cilantro Lime Chicken(Instagram/eatinghealthytoday)

Recipe: Welcome summer nights with a delicious dinner of Cilantro Lime Chicken

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:39 PM IST
  • Running out of dinner options? Try this crispy and mouthwatering Cilantro Lime Chicken which is easy to prep, too healthy to miss and takes a Mediterranean twist. Check recipe inside
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The government has also allowed social congregations on the occasion of marriage and funeral with a maximum of 500 persons with adherence to the Covid-19 safety measures. (Representational Image) (Pixabay)
The government has also allowed social congregations on the occasion of marriage and funeral with a maximum of 500 persons with adherence to the Covid-19 safety measures. (Representational Image) (Pixabay)

Odisha government allows operas & open air theatres with a ceiling

PTI, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:47 PM IST
The Odisha government has allowed holding of operas and shows in open air theatres subject to a ceiling of 2,000 persons, in its March guideline issued to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the state.
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The image shows the man doing the sand artwork.(Reddit/oddly satisfying)

Man’s sand art on a piece of wood may make your jaw drop. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:32 PM IST
  • “I was NOT expecting that, it made me physically say 'what' out loud. Bravo!” wrote a Reddit user.
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The owner plays with the cats at the Ailuromania Cat Cafe, where customers can relax among purring felines or adopt a stray cat in Dubai, United Arab Emirates February 24, 2021. Picture taken February 24, 2021. REUTERS/Rula Rouhana(REUTERS)
The owner plays with the cats at the Ailuromania Cat Cafe, where customers can relax among purring felines or adopt a stray cat in Dubai, United Arab Emirates February 24, 2021. Picture taken February 24, 2021. REUTERS/Rula Rouhana(REUTERS)

This cat cafe in Dubai helps rescues to find purr-fect new homes

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:21 PM IST
The Ailuromania Cat Cafe, which was the Middle East's first cat cafe when it opened in 2015.
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The 121-year-old Galapagos Giant Tortoise at the Nehru Zoological Park.(ANI)
The 121-year-old Galapagos Giant Tortoise at the Nehru Zoological Park.(ANI)

121-year-old tortoise adopted by couple from Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad

ANI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:33 PM IST
According to an official release of zoo, Saroj Devi and her husband Ashish Kumar along with family members visited Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad on Saturday and offered to adopt a "Galapagos Giant Tortoise".
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Ayush Kumar Khuntia has named the epic "Pilaka Ramayana".(ANI)
Ayush Kumar Khuntia has named the epic "Pilaka Ramayana".(ANI)

10-year-old boy writes Ramayana in Odia during lockdown

ANI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:03 PM IST
The book has 104 pages in Ayush Kumar Khuntia's mother tongue, Odia.
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This is the image shared by the Twitter user.(Twitter/@vissersixxx)

Ever wondered how dinosaurs would wear ties? Tweet sparks hilarious debate

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:12 PM IST
People shared all sorts of hilarious commenting while replying to the post.
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Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that his party will have work round the clock and formulate a strategy in the upcoming polls to fight BJP.(File photo)
Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that his party will have work round the clock and formulate a strategy in the upcoming polls to fight BJP.(File photo)

Appreciating BJP's work ethics, Rashid Alvi says Congress must work 24/7

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:59 PM IST
Alvi also commented on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's regret that he could not learn Tamil Nadu, during his monthly radio programme Maan Ki Baat.
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A health worker during a dry run for the administration of Covid-19 vaccine.(ANI/ File photo)
A health worker during a dry run for the administration of Covid-19 vaccine.(ANI/ File photo)

News updates from HT: Dry run at 4 govt-run hospitals in Pune tomorrow

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:56 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Congress flags waves at rallies
Congress flags waves at rallies

Congress faces uphill battle in poll-bound states

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:40 PM IST
Barring Kerala, where the party feels it is poised to defeat the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF), the Congress is beset with ally troubles in all other poll-bound states-- Assam, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu -- and the Union Territory of Puducherry.
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Oval Maidan in Mumbai remains shut due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.
Oval Maidan in Mumbai remains shut due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.

Maharashtra records 8,293 Covid-19 cases, Mumbai cases again over 1,000

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:01 PM IST
There are 12 active containment zones in the city and 133 buildings have been sealed, according to data released by the Bhrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
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The Centre has made FASTags mandatory from February 15 midnight and any vehicle not fitted with it will be charged double the toll at electronic toll plazas across the country, as per the current rules. (HT PHOTO).
The Centre has made FASTags mandatory from February 15 midnight and any vehicle not fitted with it will be charged double the toll at electronic toll plazas across the country, as per the current rules. (HT PHOTO).

Centre to begin live monitoring for toll-plazas to measure queues, waiting time

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:35 PM IST
  • The live monitoring system will measure the ‘Daily Congestion Index’ for each plaza as well as the overall congestion across the national highway network.
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"We have no time to waste. If we act now, decisively, quickly and boldly, we can finally get ahead of this virus," Biden said. (REUTERS)
"We have no time to waste. If we act now, decisively, quickly and boldly, we can finally get ahead of this virus," Biden said. (REUTERS)

Biden in no rush to lift Venezuela sanctions, seeks 'serious steps' by Maduro

Posted by Prashasti Singh | Reuters, Venezuela
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:57 PM IST
Signaling that the new U.S. president may be unlikely to loosen the screws on Venezuela anytime soon, an official emphasized that existing sanctions have enough special provisions to allow for humanitarian aid shipments to help Venezuelans cope with economic hardships and the Covid-19 pandemic.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference.(Reuters)
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference.(Reuters)

Andrew Cuomo's scandals dim luster of man dubbed ‘America’s governor’

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:46 PM IST
  • On Saturday, a second former aide accused Cuomo of harassment, according to the New York Times. Charlotte Bennett, a former health policy adviser, said Cuomo had asked her questions about her sex life and made what she interpreted as sexual overtures.
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The bomb squad and SWAT team were on the scene of what police described as an "active situation."(AP file photo)
The bomb squad and SWAT team were on the scene of what police described as an "active situation."(AP file photo)

3 cops injured in explosion in US' Kansas

ANI, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:41 PM IST
The officers were taken to a hospital, with one officer in serious but stable condition.
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Britain has rolled out Europe's fastest Covid-19 vaccination programme, raising the prospect of a lifting of its current lockdown restrictions between now and the end of June.(AP)
Britain has rolled out Europe's fastest Covid-19 vaccination programme, raising the prospect of a lifting of its current lockdown restrictions between now and the end of June.(AP)

UK says more than 20 million people have received Covid-19 shot

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:39 PM IST
"A magnificent achievement for the country," Hancock said on Twitter. "The vaccine is our route out. When you get the call, get the jab!"
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Msehli said many of the survivors suffered from burns from engine fuel, and hypothermia, with some taken to hospital. (Representative Image)(Reuters image)
Msehli said many of the survivors suffered from burns from engine fuel, and hypothermia, with some taken to hospital. (Representative Image)(Reuters image)

UN says 15 Europe-bound migrants have died at sea off Libya

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:25 PM IST
Safa Msehli, a spokesman for the International Organization for Migration, said the dead were on a rubber boat carrying at least 110 migrants, who embarked from the Libyan coastal town of Zawiya on Friday.
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India's Sania Mirza in action at the 2020 Hobart International. (Getty Images)
India's Sania Mirza in action at the 2020 Hobart International. (Getty Images)

Sania Mirza ready to rebuild after Covid-19 recovery

By Rutvick Mehta, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:41 PM IST
  • India’s former world doubles No.1 looks at her season ahead with Tokyo Olympics an added motivation.
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Arsenal players celebrate at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Arsenal at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, Pool)(AP)
Arsenal players celebrate at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Arsenal at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, Pool)(AP)

Arsenal rekindle European hopes with 3-1 win at Leicester

Reuters, Leicester
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:19 PM IST
The result lifted Arsenal two places up to ninth on 37 points from 26 games while Leicester stayed third on 49 points after suffering a second setback in three days following their Europa League elimination.
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File image of Vinesh Phogat(Vinesh Phogat/Instagram)

Vinesh returns to mat with gold in Kiev tournament, pins rival in final

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:11 PM IST
Vinesh opened up a 4-0 lead in the 53kg final with a throw which she initiated with a left-leg attack but Kaladzinskay made it 4-4 with her brilliant move.
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Generic image of a shooter holding a shotgun. (Getty Images)
Generic image of a shooter holding a shotgun. (Getty Images)

Indian shotgun coach tests positive for Covid-19 in Cairo

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 02:09 PM IST
  • The coach had been immediately isolated after returning positive for the virus.
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Skydiver Sajid Chougle
Skydiver Sajid Chougle

Excuse me while I kiss the sky

By Rutvick Mehta, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:13 AM IST
Meet skydiver Sajid Chougle, who explains what it was like to fly again after being chained to the ground for most of 2020
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Goldman had just entrusted Ismail and Stark with bigger roles. Ismail formally assumed control of the consumer arm -- known as Marcus -- at the beginning of the year.(REUTERS)
Goldman had just entrusted Ismail and Stark with bigger roles. Ismail formally assumed control of the consumer arm -- known as Marcus -- at the beginning of the year.(REUTERS)

Goldman’s consumer chief Ismail Makes shock exit for Walmart

Posted by Prashasti Singh | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:44 PM IST
David Stark, one of his top lieutenants at Goldman will join him, the people said, asking not to be identified as the moves haven’t been announced.
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According to the central bank, a discount of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50 per unit is applicable for all those investing in the gold bonds online.(Reuters)
According to the central bank, a discount of 50 per unit is applicable for all those investing in the gold bonds online.(Reuters)

Sovereign gold bond opens for subscription tomorrow. All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:16 PM IST
The tenor of the bond is for a period of 8 years with an exit option after the 5th year to be exercised on the next interest payment dates.
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A salesman speaks to customers in a jewelry store in the Gold Souk in the Deira district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. (Bloomberg)
A salesman speaks to customers in a jewelry store in the Gold Souk in the Deira district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. (Bloomberg)

After the worst start in 30 years, gold losses sheen this February

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:22 PM IST
Going by the week-wise depletion, in the first week of February, 24-carat gold became cheaper by 1837 and silver lost 2303.
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Reserve Bank of India(HT Photo)
Reserve Bank of India(HT Photo)

‘Not an unmixed blessing’: RBI report amid plan for digital currency

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:23 PM IST
Earlier in the week, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said that the central bank plans to launch its own digital currency and the work with respect to the same was in progress.
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Key benchmark index Sensex dropped by 1,786 points or 3.46 per cent last week amid weak global cues.(Bloomberg)
Key benchmark index Sensex dropped by 1,786 points or 3.46 per cent last week amid weak global cues.(Bloomberg)

Nine of top 10 firms lose nearly 2.2 lakh crore in market valuation

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:22 PM IST
Reliance Industries (RIL) was the only scrip to post gains in its market valuation among the top 10 valued companies.
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School students in India discover 18 new asteroids

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:00 PM IST
According to Mitra and her team, NASA has initiated programs like IASC to track such asteroids regularly, also open to citizen scientists and students to enable the discovery and tracking of more asteroids.
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Representational image.(AP file)

Lower-middle income countries slashed education budgets post COVID-19: Report

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:08 PM IST
65 % low, lower-middle income countries slashed education budgets after COVID-19 outbreak: Report
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SSC CGL final answer key 2019.
SSC CGL final answer key 2019.

SSC CGL Tier-2 final answer key 2019 released at ssc.nic.in, here's direct link

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:53 PM IST
  • SSC CGL Tier-2 final answer key 2019: Candidates who have appeared in the SSC CGL Tier-2 examination 2019 can check the final answer key online at ssc.nic.in on or before March 20, 2021.
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Representational image. (HT File)

CBSE to hold training sessions for schools on restructured affiliation process

PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:55 PM IST
The CBSE had introduced a facility for virtual inspection of schools for upgradation of affiliation in August last year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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While schools in other parts of the state reopened for Classes 9 to 12, those in the city are still not allowed to reopen pending approval from the BMC. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
While schools in other parts of the state reopened for Classes 9 to 12, those in the city are still not allowed to reopen pending approval from the BMC. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)

Pune extends night curfew till March 14; Schools to remain shut

ANI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:00 PM IST
"COVID-19 restrictions imposed in the Pune city till February 28 have been extended to 14 March," said Murlidhar Mohol Mayor Pune.
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The Switch Delhi campaign was launched by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier this month to promote e-vehicles in Delhi. The campaign is in lines with the government’s long-term plans to reduce air pollution in Delhi.(ANI)
The Switch Delhi campaign was launched by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier this month to promote e-vehicles in Delhi. The campaign is in lines with the government’s long-term plans to reduce air pollution in Delhi.(ANI)

4th week of 'Switch Delhi' campaign to focus on raising awareness among RWAs

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:34 PM IST
The fourth week of the Delhi government's eight-week campaign, which aims at sensitizing every Delhiite about the benefits of switching to electric vehicles, will begin on Monday.
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Covid-19: List of private, govt hospitals vaccinating people above 60, or above 45 with comorbidities

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:21 PM IST
Starting March 1, all people above the age of 60, or those above 45 with existing illnesses that make them more susceptible to Covid-19, will be allowed to sign up to receive coronavirus vaccines at government and private facilities
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The tests per million count stand at 6,51,615 tests and 1,23,80,699 samples have been tested so far in Delhi.(PTI)
The tests per million count stand at 6,51,615 tests and 1,23,80,699 samples have been tested so far in Delhi.(PTI)

Delhi reports less than 200 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:14 PM IST
The Capital’s active caseload stands at 1,335 after witnessing a slight jump from 1,307 reported on Saturday.
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A man gets a dose as Covid-19 vaccine drive starts at LNJP hospital, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
A man gets a dose as Covid-19 vaccine drive starts at LNJP hospital, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)

One year on, LNJP corona warriors recall raging pandemic, challenges

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:03 PM IST
It's been one year since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the national capital, and daily cases and death counts have both come down significantly, and scenes of distress in the hospital's corridors and outside morgue have been replaced by talks about the ongoing vaccination.
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Noida Metro Rail Corporation’s (NMRC) Aqua Line connecting Noida to Greater Noida (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Noida Metro Rail Corporation’s (NMRC) Aqua Line connecting Noida to Greater Noida (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Noida metro trains 'skipping' some stations during peak hours; citizens protest

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:59 PM IST
Among the stations skipped by the metro train during the peak hours (8 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 8 pm on weekdays) are Sector 101 and Sector 50, which is dedicated to the transgender community, they said.
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Police officers maintain vigil at Marine Drive during the night curfew in Mumbai.(PTI)
Police officers maintain vigil at Marine Drive during the night curfew in Mumbai.(PTI)

Beware of online pitfalls, Mumbai cops' advisory tells people

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:57 PM IST
Accounts being operated by minors must be checked by their parents or guardians to ensure nothing is amiss in their conduct that could make them prey to online predators, an official said.
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BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT photo)
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT photo)

MVA govt made strategy for no debate on performance, says Fadnavis

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:43 PM IST
Fadnavis claimed the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA-comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress) government is "directionless" and has failed on all fronts.
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Rathod. (HT File photo)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Rathod. (HT File photo)

What made Shiv Sena minister Sanjay Rathod resign?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:35 PM IST
Rathod, 50, is a four-time Shiv Sena legislator from Digras assembly constituency in the state’s Yavatmal district.
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The show of strength by Sanjay Rathod at the Poharadevi temple in Washim tilted the balance against the Sena leader, said party leaders.
The show of strength by Sanjay Rathod at the Poharadevi temple in Washim tilted the balance against the Sena leader, said party leaders.

Shiv Sena minister Sanjay Rathod hands over resignation to Uddhav Thackeray

By Swapnil Rawal | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:32 PM IST
  • The BJP has alleged that the deceased woman was in a relationship with Rathod and he should be booked in the case.
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The suspicious car carrying gelatin found outside Mukesh Ambani residence Antilia, has been taken to custody by CBI. (ANI Photo)
The suspicious car carrying gelatin found outside Mukesh Ambani residence Antilia, has been taken to custody by CBI. (ANI Photo)

Ambani bomb scare: Vehicle used by suspects identified

By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:30 AM IST
Police officials in the crime branch said the car was last seen on the Bhiwandi-Nashik highway. The police are now scouring nearby villages for clues and more details. On February 25 afternoon, a Scorpio car was found abandoned on Carmichael Road, about 600 metres away from the Ambani residence.
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Pavitra Punia and Eijaz Khan are lovingly nicknamed 'PaviJaz' by fans.
Pavitra Punia and Eijaz Khan are lovingly nicknamed 'PaviJaz' by fans.

Pavitra slams trolls 'spreading hate' about her relationship with Eijaz

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:56 PM IST
  • Pavitra Punia lashed out at those criticising her relationship with Eijaz Khan and reiterated that they do not need the approval of haters. The couple fell in love during Bigg Boss 14.
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Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla came together on Bigg Boss 14.
Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla came together on Bigg Boss 14.

Rubina laughs off Abhinav’s claim that she wanted divorce over a cup of coffee

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Rubina Dilaik denied that she and Abhinav Shukla almost got divorced because he forgot to get her coffee. She called it 'one of the many thousand examples that he conveniently said'.
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Nick Jonas being grilled by Ego Nwodim as Dionne Warwick.
Nick Jonas being grilled by Ego Nwodim as Dionne Warwick.

Priyanka fans want to know her reaction after raunchy moment with Nick on SNL

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:59 PM IST
Nick Jonas hosted the latest Saturday Night Live episode and was subjected to a rather raunchy moment with Ego Nwodim as Dionne Warwick.
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Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes in Kasautii Zindagii Kay.
Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes in Kasautii Zindagii Kay.

Parth Samthaan reveals why he quit Kasautii Zindagii Kay reboot

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:03 PM IST
  • Parth Samthaan opened up about his decision to quit the popular show, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, last year. He said that it had become repetitive for him after a point.
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Rakhi Sawant's mother Jaya poses with Vikas Gupta.
Rakhi Sawant's mother Jaya poses with Vikas Gupta.

Vikas Gupta meets Rakhi Sawant's mom, says 'I think her new hairstyle is cool'

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 02:15 PM IST
  • Rakhi Sawant's Bigg Boss 14 colleague Vikas Gupta met her mother Jaya Sawant and cheered her up ahead of her cancer operation.
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Some saw it a justifiable tribute to the man who is a Gujarati icon, has contributed immensely to Ahmedabad’s infrastructure and also headed the state’s cricket administration (AFP)
Some saw it a justifiable tribute to the man who is a Gujarati icon, has contributed immensely to Ahmedabad’s infrastructure and also headed the state’s cricket administration (AFP)

The politics of naming and renaming public spaces in India

By Ronojoy Sen
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:24 PM IST
Modi is the first Indian prime minister in office to get a stadium, or any other public place for that matter, named after themselves. If one looks for examples outside India, he is not in great company either
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The CM is wooing women by providing maternity child care leave and instituting schemes in educational institutions (Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
The CM is wooing women by providing maternity child care leave and instituting schemes in educational institutions (Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

When women shape political outcomes

By Shashi Shekhar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:24 PM IST
There are around 35 million women voters in Bengal who will play a significant role in this election. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who has been in power for the last 10 years, is aware of the power of women voters
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PM Modi’s first foray at peace-making with Pakistan had been directed at its civilian leadership. That completely miffed the generals. The situation is different this time, with a military-to-military statement (PIB)
PM Modi’s first foray at peace-making with Pakistan had been directed at its civilian leadership. That completely miffed the generals. The situation is different this time, with a military-to-military statement (PIB)

The difficult path to Indo-Pak peace

By Vivek Katju
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:24 PM IST
Pakistan’s army is on board with the ceasefire. But unless it revises its position on terror and Kashmir, talks will hit a barrier
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Over the past year, the federal structure has come under strain. A BJP win in Bengal and presence in government in Tamil Nadu will strengthen the Centre’s hand — while a TMC win in Bengal and a DMK win in Tamil Nadu will strengthen the voice of states (SANTOSH KUMAR/HTPHOTO)
Over the past year, the federal structure has come under strain. A BJP win in Bengal and presence in government in Tamil Nadu will strengthen the Centre’s hand — while a TMC win in Bengal and a DMK win in Tamil Nadu will strengthen the voice of states (SANTOSH KUMAR/HTPHOTO)

The 2021 elections will shape politics for years

UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:56 PM IST
The polls will shape the trajectory of national politics, determine the balance of power between the Centre and states, and reveal the current strength of national and regional forces
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Disha Ravi has now been granted bail. However, in his judgment granting bail, Judge Dhamender Rana said, “The offence of sedition cannot be involved to minister to the wounded vanity of governments.” The government must heed this warning. (REUTERS)
Disha Ravi has now been granted bail. However, in his judgment granting bail, Judge Dhamender Rana said, “The offence of sedition cannot be involved to minister to the wounded vanity of governments.” The government must heed this warning. (REUTERS)

Securing India’s international image

By Mark Tully
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:09 PM IST
India is described as a flawed democracy in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index. It has slipped from 27 in the rankings in 2014 to 53 in 2020. But does the government care about this slippage or indeed should it care? Three recent events make me wonder.
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