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At 11,486 new cases, Delhi sees marginal rise in Covid-19 tally after two days

  • The number of patients hospitalised due to Covid-19, including the suspected cases of the disease, continues to decline. On Saturday, the number further dipped to 2,504, down from 2,656 on Friday.
As many as 70,226 RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen tests were conducted in Delhi on Saturday, January 22, 2022, according to health bulletin data. (Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
As many as 70,226 RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen tests were conducted in Delhi on Saturday, January 22, 2022, according to health bulletin data. (Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 09:11 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

On question of Punjab Congress CM face, Navjot Sidhu says this

In a Twitter poll conducted by an aide of Rahul Gandhi, Charanjit Singh Channi won the maximum votes as the Congress' CM face in Punjab Assembly Election 2022. 
Sidhu said he has full faith in the party high command.
Sidhu said he has full faith in the party high command.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 09:09 PM IST
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Eight detained in US following death of 4 Indians in human smuggling operation

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) found the bodies of the four Indians – an infant, a male teenager, an adult male and an adult female – on Wednesday, shortly after the US Customs and Border Protection (USBP) apprehended a group of Indians who allegedly crossed into the US from Canada near the town of Emerson in Manitoba.
Eight people, including an American citizen, have been detained for alleged involvement in human smuggling following the death of four Indian nationals from exposure to severe cold on the Canadian side of the border with the United States. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
Eight people, including an American citizen, have been detained for alleged involvement in human smuggling following the death of four Indian nationals from exposure to severe cold on the Canadian side of the border with the United States. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 08:18 PM IST
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EC ban on physical rallies, roadshows to continue, relaxation for public meetings

The election watchdog last week relaxed the norms a little and allowed indoor meetings of a maximum of 300 people or 50% capacity of the meeting hall or limits prescribed by the state disaster management authorities.
Candidates in Uttar Pradesh, which will vote in the first phase, will be allowed physical meetings in designated open spaces with a maximum of 500 people or 50% of the capacity of the ground, but only from January 28 to February 8. (AP FILE PHOTO.)
Candidates in Uttar Pradesh, which will vote in the first phase, will be allowed physical meetings in designated open spaces with a maximum of 500 people or 50% of the capacity of the ground, but only from January 28 to February 8. (AP FILE PHOTO.)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 07:29 PM IST
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ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

'Readymade babies': Taslima's tweets on surrogacy create a row

Writer Taslima Nasreen was slammed on Twitter as she questioned the feelings of women who attain motherhood through surrogacy  and said surrogacy is possible only because there are poor women in society. 
Writer Taslima Nasreen on Saturday created a controversy by commenting on surrogacy. (HT File Photo)
Writer Taslima Nasreen on Saturday created a controversy by commenting on surrogacy. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 07:34 PM IST
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India vs Uganda Live Score, U19 World Cup 2022: Raghuvanshi, Bawa score 100s

  • India U19 vs Uganda U19 Live Score, World Cup 2022: Team India takes on Uganda at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad. Follow IND U19 vs UGA U19 Live Score & Updates from the U19 World Cup Group B fixture.
Live Angkrish Raghuvanshi of India U19(Twitter/BCCI)
Angkrish Raghuvanshi of India U19(Twitter/BCCI)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 05:21 PM IST
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Lata Mangeshkar showing positive signs of improvement, says spokesperson

  • Lata Mangeshkar's spokesperson has shared an update on her health. Check out the post.
Lata Mangeshkar is currently undergoing treatment at a Mumbai hospital.
Lata Mangeshkar is currently undergoing treatment at a Mumbai hospital.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 07:01 PM IST
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'Give rest to Bumrah': Azharuddin wants 2 big changes in IND's XI for 3rd ODI

  • India will be looking for a consolation victory in the third match after losing the series on Friday.
Mohammad Azharuddin wants two big changes in India's playing XI for 3rd ODI against South Africa
Mohammad Azharuddin wants two big changes in India's playing XI for 3rd ODI against South Africa
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 09:12 PM IST
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This clip is making Priyanka's fans go berserk: ‘She knew baby girl was coming’

  • Fans have dug up an interview clip of Priyanka Chopra from the promotions of The Matrix: Resurrections. Priyanka and Nick Jonas just welcomed their first child. 
Priyanka Chopra clicked during The Matrix: Resurrections promotions. 
Priyanka Chopra clicked during The Matrix: Resurrections promotions. 
Published on Jan 22, 2022 05:48 PM IST
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Kartik Aaryan posts shirtless selfie with messy hair, fan says ‘I will faint’

  • Kartik Aaryan has interacted with fans after he asked a question on his latest post. Check it out here.
Kartik Aaryan shared a post on Instagram.
Kartik Aaryan shared a post on Instagram.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 06:19 PM IST
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'IPL 2022 to begin from last week of March': confirms BCCI Secretary Jay Shah

  • BCCI Secretary Jay Shah on Saturday confirmed that the 15th season of the Indian Premier League will begin from the final week in March and will end will continue till May end.
File image of BCCI secretary Jay Shah. (Getty)
File image of BCCI secretary Jay Shah. (Getty)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 07:16 PM IST
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Milind Soman goes shirtless to ooze oomph during pull-ups workout in the forest

Milind Soman makes the most of forest bathing while indulging in pull-ups variation and his new fitness video is all the workout motivation we need to hit the grind this weekend | Check viral video with health benefits of the exercise inside
Milind Soman goes shirtless to ooze oomph during pull-ups workout in the forest (Instagram/milindrunning)
Milind Soman goes shirtless to ooze oomph during pull-ups workout in the forest (Instagram/milindrunning)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 08:35 PM IST
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Ahmedabad, Kolkata to host limited-overs series against West Indies

  • India will play three ODIs and as many T20Is against West Indies.
Indian cricket team(REUTERS)
Indian cricket team(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 08:47 PM IST
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India vs Uganda Live Score, U19 World Cup 2022: Raghuvanshi, Bawa score 100s

  • India U19 vs Uganda U19 Live Score, World Cup 2022: Team India takes on Uganda at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad. Follow IND U19 vs UGA U19 Live Score & Updates from the U19 World Cup Group B fixture.
Live Angkrish Raghuvanshi of India U19(Twitter/BCCI)
Angkrish Raghuvanshi of India U19(Twitter/BCCI)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 05:21 PM IST
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India hope to salvage disastrous SA tour with final ODI win

  • Their batters were too defensive against South African spinners and their own slow bowlers were unable to take wickets in that consolidation phase to be 0-2 down going into Sunday’s third ODI in Cape Town
India players congratulate South Africa's Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen after South Africa win the match(REUTERS)
India players congratulate South Africa's Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen after South Africa win the match(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 08:11 PM IST
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'He isn't ready for the position': Ex-PAK captain miffed with Rahul's captaincy

  • Butt further added that India lacked that intensity and aggressiveness that they showed under the captaincy of Kohli, which he felt was evident from the manner in which South Africa beat India.
India's KL Rahul throws the ball (REUTERS)
India's KL Rahul throws the ball (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 04:08 PM IST
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'No brainer when it comes to KL Rahul. He gives you three things'

  • Gambhir however wants Rahul to play his natural game for Lucknow, the way he played against Chennai Super Kings where he had scored an unbeaten 98 off 42 in Punjab Kings' six-wicket win last season.
KL Rahul; Gautam Gambhir
KL Rahul; Gautam Gambhir
Published on Jan 22, 2022 06:12 PM IST
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Kirsten lauds youngster's 'flair and instinct'; 'Could be a match-winner'

  • The former India head coach insisted that the youngster should be playing for the Indian team.
India's players gather as on field umpires stopped play at the end of the fifth day their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.(AP)
India's players gather as on field umpires stopped play at the end of the fifth day their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.(AP)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 02:28 PM IST
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[Trending]

Mini Mathur posts video of peacocks, peahens strolling through Dubai street

Mini Mathur took to Instagram to share the video of the peacocks and peahens strolling in a street in Dubai.
The image, taken from the video posted by Mini Mathur, has wowed people.(Instagram/@minimathur)
The image, taken from the video posted by Mini Mathur, has wowed people.(Instagram/@minimathur)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 07:05 PM IST
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ByTrisha Sengupta

Women show some ‘Punjabi beats in Korea’ while grooving to Bijlee Bijlee

The video of the women showing some ‘Punjabi beats in Korea’ while grooving to Harrdy Sandhu’s Bijlee Bijlee may make you want to dance too.
The image, taken from the video, shows a few women from Korea dancing to Harrdy Sandhu’s Bijlee Bijlee.(Instagram/@luna_yogini_official)
The image, taken from the video, shows a few women from Korea dancing to Harrdy Sandhu’s Bijlee Bijlee.(Instagram/@luna_yogini_official)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 06:39 PM IST
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ByTrisha Sengupta

Woman gets ‘mad’ about increasing dogs in neighbourhood. Video has sweet twist

There is a chance that the video of showing the woman getting ‘mad’ about increasing dogs in neighbourhood will leave you with a wide smile.
The image, taken from the Instagram video, shows the woman talking about dogs.(Instagram/@its.the.rosenthals)
The image, taken from the Instagram video, shows the woman talking about dogs.(Instagram/@its.the.rosenthals)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 05:26 PM IST
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ByTrisha Sengupta

Cute bird being fed a grain of rice with chopsticks will make your day. Watch

The sweet video of the cute bird being fed a grain of rice with chopsticks was shared on Instagram.
The image shows someone feeding the bird a grain of rice using chopsticks.(Instagram/@ompb)
The image shows someone feeding the bird a grain of rice using chopsticks.(Instagram/@ompb)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 05:22 PM IST
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BySohini Sengupta

Man visits eatery amid snowfall, falls down on knees on seeing it is closed

The video of the man falling down on knees on seeing the eatery is closed was posted on Instagram.
The image, taken from the Instagram video, shows the man in front of the eatery.(Instagram/@niceys.eatery)
The image, taken from the Instagram video, shows the man in front of the eatery.(Instagram/@niceys.eatery)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 04:16 PM IST
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[Entertainment ]

Disha grooves to Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein remix, people say 'iconic song ruined'

  • Disha Patani danced to Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein remix track. The original song is from Baazigar (1993) featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Watch video here.
Disha Patani danced to Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein remix. The original track featured Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.
Disha Patani danced to Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein remix. The original track featured Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 09:13 PM IST
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Ridhi Khakhar: After-effects linger even after testing negative for Covid-19

Actor Ridhi Khakhar opens up about her tough battle with Covid-19, and how she is working on regaining her health
Actor Ridhi Khakhar tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month
Actor Ridhi Khakhar tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month
Published on Jan 22, 2022 08:43 PM IST
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BySugandha Rawal

Sayani Gupta: Pay parity in the industry extremely hierarchical

For the longest time, actors have been speaking out about gender equality as well as parity
On the work front, actor Sayani Gupta is excited about the lineup she has this year
On the work front, actor Sayani Gupta is excited about the lineup she has this year
Published on Jan 22, 2022 08:40 PM IST
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BySugandha Rawal

Malaika Arora says she enjoyed being the ‘object of desire’ in ‘item numbers’

  • Malaika Arora recently opened up about featuring in ‘item dance numbers’ and said that it felt ‘liberating’. She also reacted to being compared with Helen.
Malaika Arora said being compared to Helen is the ‘biggest’ compliment for her.
Malaika Arora said being compared to Helen is the ‘biggest’ compliment for her.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 08:15 PM IST
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Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon tie the knot in private ceremony. See pics

  • Park Shin-hye got married to Choi Tae-joon on Saturday in Seoul. Check out photos and videos from their wedding. 
Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon tied the knot on Saturday.
Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon tied the knot on Saturday.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 08:12 PM IST
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Milind Soman goes shirtless to ooze oomph during pull-ups workout in the forest

Milind Soman makes the most of forest bathing while indulging in pull-ups variation and his new fitness video is all the workout motivation we need to hit the grind this weekend | Check viral video with health benefits of the exercise inside
Milind Soman goes shirtless to ooze oomph during pull-ups workout in the forest (Instagram/milindrunning)
Milind Soman goes shirtless to ooze oomph during pull-ups workout in the forest (Instagram/milindrunning)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 08:35 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

The me I see: An exhibition on trans self-image

An art project called Truth Dream invited transgender and non-binary people to dress as they truly feel. They borrowed looks from stars, dancers, deities; one picked just a suit.
Sarvana alias Shakila as a Bharatanatyam dancer, a form he has always admired and studied for a few months as a teen. (Photo courtesy Jaisingh Nageswaran)
Sarvana alias Shakila as a Bharatanatyam dancer, a form he has always admired and studied for a few months as a teen. (Photo courtesy Jaisingh Nageswaran)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 08:04 PM IST
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ByCherylann Mollan

What do men look for in their partner? Relationship experts answer, bust myths

Are physical appeal and intimacy the only qualities men want in women? Ahead of Valentine's Day, these answers by relationship experts help to step inside the mind of a man and discover what he really wants in a woman. Chances are, its probably not what you think!
What do men look for in their partner? Relationship experts answer, bust myths  (Photo by Annette Sousa on Unsplash)
What do men look for in their partner? Relationship experts answer, bust myths  (Photo by Annette Sousa on Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 07:24 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Janhvi Kapoor's black swimsuit from viral poolside photos costs 11k

  • Janhvi Kapoor's glam swimsuit from viral poolside pictures is worth 11k. The star wore the ensemble for chilling inside the pool during a vacation.
Janhvi Kapoor's black one-piece bikini from viral poolside photos costs <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>11k: Check out the details
Janhvi Kapoor's black one-piece bikini from viral poolside photos costs 11k: Check out the details
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 06:36 PM IST
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How hiring practices are changing amid the pandemic and Great Reshuffle

Two-way interviews, expanded employee value propositions, a more welcoming attitude to boomerangs and job-hoppers... it’s more of a seller’s market now, headhunters say.
In addition to AI sifting programs, gamified recruitment tests are catching on. (Shutterstock)
In addition to AI sifting programs, gamified recruitment tests are catching on. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 05:54 PM IST
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Doctors recommend these 5 types of foods to combat skin allergies

According to a medically reviewed article published in WebMD, foods aren't cures for allergies but vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are great for our health as they keep our whole body feeling good and certain foods packed with great nutrition may even say bye-bye to symptoms of skin allergies. Dr Khushboo Thakker Garodia, Homeopath, Trichologist, Nutrition and Stress Management Expert along with Dr Vanshika Gupta Adukia, Pregnancy and Lactation Specialist and Founder of Therhappy and Radhika Iyer, Founder of Beauty by Anahata, reveal to Zarafshan Shiraz 5 types of foods to help manage skin allergies like a pro.  (Photo by Noah Buscher on Unsplash) 8
According to a medically reviewed article published in WebMD, foods aren't cures for allergies but vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are great for our health as they keep our whole body feeling good and certain foods packed with great nutrition may even say bye-bye to symptoms of skin allergies. Dr Khushboo Thakker Garodia, Homeopath, Trichologist, Nutrition and Stress Management Expert along with Dr Vanshika Gupta Adukia, Pregnancy and Lactation Specialist and Founder of Therhappy and Radhika Iyer, Founder of Beauty by Anahata, reveal to Zarafshan Shiraz 5 types of foods to help manage skin allergies like a pro.  (Photo by Noah Buscher on Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 05:52 PM IST
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Do you look good on paper?: Rachel Lopez on the resume of 2022

Start from scratch, beat the bots, pivot to video, and other tips on how to tweak your profile so you stand apart, and above, others with similar skills.
 (Shutterstock)
(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 05:39 PM IST
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In ’60s cinema, a long-ago glimpse of faraway lands

Before Emily went to Paris, Sharmila Tagore had an evening there. A clutch of Hindi films in the 1960s gave viewers who had never gone abroad glamourous views of another world.
Sharmila Tagore in An Evening in Paris. The ’60s films set abroad introduced a very different India to a world where women wore swimsuits and couples embraced in public.
Sharmila Tagore in An Evening in Paris. The ’60s films set abroad introduced a very different India to a world where women wore swimsuits and couples embraced in public.
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 05:38 PM IST
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Gabriella Demetriades is the queen of sass in a 15K leather jacket

Gabriella Demetriades is our fashion goal. The fashion designer and model, when not working, is usually spotted posing for fashion photoshoots. Gabriella keeps sharing snippets of her fashionable attires on her Instagram profile. On Saturday, she did it again. And, this time, she chose to go desi in a leather jacket. We are smitten.(Instagram/@gabriellademetriades) 4
Gabriella Demetriades is our fashion goal. The fashion designer and model, when not working, is usually spotted posing for fashion photoshoots. Gabriella keeps sharing snippets of her fashionable attires on her Instagram profile. On Saturday, she did it again. And, this time, she chose to go desi in a leather jacket. We are smitten.(Instagram/@gabriellademetriades)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 05:01 PM IST
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New levels unlocked: Inside The Great Reshuffle

Employees are unwilling to go back to the way things were. Companies are feeling the pressure to change. The Great Resignation of 2021, an unprecedented spate of quittings, is already leading into The Great Reprioritisation aka The Great Reshuffle. A look at the near-future of work.
 (HT Illustration: Jayachandran)
(HT Illustration: Jayachandran)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 04:54 PM IST
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LIVE: Mumbai sees further dip in Covid-19 cases with 3,568 new infections

Breaking News updates January 22, 2022: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Find fast updates about the latest news as it breaks.
Find fast updates about the latest news as it breaks.
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 09:16 PM IST
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Woman buys smart phone without husband’s nod. He hires contract killer to murder her

On Thursday night before going to sleep the man went to lock the main door of the house. But as he didn’t come back even after some time, the woman went looking for him and was attacked by two unidentified men.
The woman survived the attack and had to undergo around seven stitches in her throat as the killer managed to injure her with a sharp weapon. (SHUTTERSTOCK.)
The woman survived the attack and had to undergo around seven stitches in her throat as the killer managed to injure her with a sharp weapon. (SHUTTERSTOCK.)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 09:12 PM IST
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News updates from HT: Delhi BJP requests L-G Baijal to end weekend curfew

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) announced on Friday that both weekend and night curfew will continue until further orders. (Raj K Ra/ HT file photo)
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) announced on Friday that both weekend and night curfew will continue until further orders. (Raj K Ra/ HT file photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 08:59 PM IST
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'Readymade babies': Taslima's tweets on surrogacy create a row

Writer Taslima Nasreen was slammed on Twitter as she questioned the feelings of women who attain motherhood through surrogacy  and said surrogacy is possible only because there are poor women in society. 
Writer Taslima Nasreen on Saturday created a controversy by commenting on surrogacy. (HT File Photo)
Writer Taslima Nasreen on Saturday created a controversy by commenting on surrogacy. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 07:34 PM IST
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EC ban on physical rallies, roadshows to continue, relaxation for public meetings

The election watchdog last week relaxed the norms a little and allowed indoor meetings of a maximum of 300 people or 50% capacity of the meeting hall or limits prescribed by the state disaster management authorities.
Candidates in Uttar Pradesh, which will vote in the first phase, will be allowed physical meetings in designated open spaces with a maximum of 500 people or 50% of the capacity of the ground, but only from January 28 to February 8. (AP FILE PHOTO.)
Candidates in Uttar Pradesh, which will vote in the first phase, will be allowed physical meetings in designated open spaces with a maximum of 500 people or 50% of the capacity of the ground, but only from January 28 to February 8. (AP FILE PHOTO.)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 07:29 PM IST
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[World News]

Eight detained in US following death of 4 Indians in human smuggling operation

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) found the bodies of the four Indians – an infant, a male teenager, an adult male and an adult female – on Wednesday, shortly after the US Customs and Border Protection (USBP) apprehended a group of Indians who allegedly crossed into the US from Canada near the town of Emerson in Manitoba.
Eight people, including an American citizen, have been detained for alleged involvement in human smuggling following the death of four Indian nationals from exposure to severe cold on the Canadian side of the border with the United States. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
Eight people, including an American citizen, have been detained for alleged involvement in human smuggling following the death of four Indian nationals from exposure to severe cold on the Canadian side of the border with the United States. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 08:18 PM IST
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Indian-origin head of White House military office quits citing personal reasons

In a series of tweets on Saturday, Varghese said leading the White House Military Office (WHMO) was the honour of a lifetime.
Representational image(REUTERS)
Representational image(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 05:48 PM IST
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Thich Nhat Hanh (1926-2022): The mindful monk had said, ‘Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet’

Known as the Father of Mindfulness, author, activist and Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh passed away on Friday at the age of 95.
Thich Nhat Hanh, the author, activist and Zen Buddhist monk has passed away, at the age of 95.
Thich Nhat Hanh, the author, activist and Zen Buddhist monk has passed away, at the age of 95.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 04:33 PM IST
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ByAnjuri Nayar Singh and Henna Rakheja, New Delhi

Health officials in Hong Kong warn of worsening Covid-19 outbreak

Unlike many other cities, Hong Kong has maintained a "zero Covid" strategy focused on eliminating the disease. 
Residents line up to get tested for Covid-19 at the lockdown area in Kwai Chung Estate, in Hong Kong on January 22, 2022. (AP Photo)
Residents line up to get tested for Covid-19 at the lockdown area in Kwai Chung Estate, in Hong Kong on January 22, 2022. (AP Photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 04:09 PM IST
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[Sports]

PKL 8: ‘Need to work in tandem’- Rohit Gulia on Haryana Steelers' shaky season 

  • Pro Kabaddi League: Haryana Steelers' PKL 8 recruit Rohit Gulia talks about settling in with a “new team”, handling the pressure of the INR 83L price tag, and the side's tough start.
PKL 8: ‘Need to work in tandem’- Star raider Rohit Gulia on Haryana Steelers' shaky season and dealing with expectations(Haryana Steelers)
PKL 8: ‘Need to work in tandem’- Star raider Rohit Gulia on Haryana Steelers' shaky season and dealing with expectations(Haryana Steelers)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 06:45 PM IST
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Alex de Minaur dispatches Pablo Andujar to march into Australian Open last 16

De Minaur's victory livened up a sombre day for the host country at Melbourne Park after Australia's Christopher O'Connell and Maddison Inglis had been knocked out.
Alex de Minaur of Australia celebrates after defeating Pablo Andujar of Spain in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.(AP)
Alex de Minaur of Australia celebrates after defeating Pablo Andujar of Spain in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.(AP)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 06:40 PM IST
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Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu defeats Kosetskaya, storms into final

The Indian shuttler defeated Russia's Evgeniya Kosetskaya 21-11 in the semi-final clash that lasted for minutes.
PV Sindhu plays a shot(PTI/File Photo)
PV Sindhu plays a shot(PTI/File Photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 06:35 PM IST
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Australian Open 2022: Another major, another fourth round for sizzling Swiatek

It is the sixth consecutive major in which the 20-year-old from Poland has made at least the fourth round.
Iga Swiatek of Poland celebrates after defeating Daria Kasatkina of Russia in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. (AP)
Iga Swiatek of Poland celebrates after defeating Daria Kasatkina of Russia in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. (AP)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 06:31 PM IST
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[Shop Now]

Amazon sale: Tablets from Lenovo, Samsung up for grabs, get up to 47% off

Amazon is offering tablets from leading brands such as Lenovo and Samsung as part of its limited time deal. Check it out here.
Amazon has amazing offers on select tablets.
Amazon has amazing offers on select tablets.
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 06:35 PM IST
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To boost immunity and improve metabolism, take Vitamin B complex tablets

Have you been feeling low on energy, especially after recovering from Covid-19? Then it is time to incorporate Vitamin B complex supplement in your routine.
Vitamin B supplement is good for your immunity, energy levels and metabolic rate.(Pexels)
Vitamin B supplement is good for your immunity, energy levels and metabolic rate.(Pexels)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 06:28 PM IST
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These handbags are likely to delight and tempt you. Check our top picks

A good handbag is the one which leaves a lasting impression on you and others. Do you want to own a chic handbag? Then, read on.
Besides being every woman's desire, a luxe handbag allows one to make a style statement on the move.(Pexels)
Besides being every woman's desire, a luxe handbag allows one to make a style statement on the move.(Pexels)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 04:27 PM IST
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Worried about damaged hair? Let beer shampoos come to your rescue

Beer shampoos are well suited for dealing with hair issues such as hair fall, dandruff and dry and rough hair. Beer is good for scalp health as well. 
Damaged hair can be repaired to a large extent by using beer shampoos. (Pexels)
Damaged hair can be repaired to a large extent by using beer shampoos. (Pexels)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 03:59 PM IST
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Beige chiffon sarees on Amazon: Avail as much as 93% discount 

Amazon has attractive sale offers across various categories, including sarees. Check out sarees in solid and printed beige colour and ace the look just the way Sobhita Dhulipala does in her Instagram look.    
Chiffon sarees in beige look classy and subtle.
Chiffon sarees in beige look classy and subtle.
Published on Jan 21, 2022 01:09 PM IST
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Bitcoin loses half its value since hitting record high

Bitcoin fell as low as $34,042.78 Saturday, a drop of 7.2%, before paring most of those losses. Other digital assets also slid, with Ethereum down 12%. Solana and Cardano each fell at least 17%, according to Coinbase.
Bitcoin’s decline from its peak has wiped out more than $600 billion in market value, and over $1 trillion has been lost from the aggregate crypto market.(File photo)
Bitcoin’s decline from its peak has wiped out more than $600 billion in market value, and over $1 trillion has been lost from the aggregate crypto market.(File photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 05:47 PM IST
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ICICI Bank's net profit rises 25 per cent to 6,194 crore

  • Net interest income increased by 23 per cent year-on-year to 12,236 crore ($1.6 billion) in October-December 2021 quarter from 9,912 crore ($1.3 billion) in the corresponding period of previous year.
ICICI Bank's net interest margin stood at 3.96 per cent in Q3 of 2021-22 compared to 3.67 per cent in Q3 of 2020-21 and 4.00 per cent in the quarter ended September 30, 2021.
ICICI Bank's net interest margin stood at 3.96 per cent in Q3 of 2021-22 compared to 3.67 per cent in Q3 of 2020-21 and 4.00 per cent in the quarter ended September 30, 2021.
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 05:37 PM IST
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Twitter says two security team leaders leaving company

Twitter did not specify whether the departures were voluntary.
Representative image (ANI)
Representative image (ANI)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 01:35 PM IST
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India no longer signs FTAs just to be part of a group: Piyush Goyal

India has launched negotiations for free trade agreements with the UAE, the UK, the European Union (EU), Australia, Canada and Israel. Piyush Goyal also said that India is trying to get zero-duty exports to the UK for the textiles sector.
File photo of Union commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal.(Sanjeev Verma/HT)
File photo of Union commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal.(Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 06:56 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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IGNOU's AICTE-approved MBA programmes: Admissions open for Jan 2022 session 

  • IGNOU's AICTE-approved MBA programmes: SOMS, IGNOU, has opened admissions to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme for January 2022 session.
The MBA programme is approved by AICTE and offers specialisations in Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management, and Services Management courses.(File)
The MBA programme is approved by AICTE and offers specialisations in Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management, and Services Management courses.(File)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 08:32 PM IST
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Bihar Police SI/Sergeant prelim: BPSSC releases rejected application forms list

  • Bihar Police SI/Sergeant prelims: The Bihar Police Subordinate Services Commission (BPSSC) has released the list of candidates whose applications forms for the post of Sub Inspector/Sergeant in the Bihar Police has been rejected.
BPSSC Enforcement SI Prelims 2020 admit card
BPSSC Enforcement SI Prelims 2020 admit card
Published on Jan 22, 2022 08:12 PM IST
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Covid 19: Closure of all educational institutions in UP extended till January 30

  • Uttar Pradesh government announces extension of closure of all educational institutions, including schools, degree colleges, universities and technical institutions, in the state for physical classes till Jan 30.
The order on the closure of the educational institutions in UP was issued by additional chief secretary (home) Awanish Awasthi on Saturday afternoon.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file)
The order on the closure of the educational institutions in UP was issued by additional chief secretary (home) Awanish Awasthi on Saturday afternoon.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 07:49 PM IST
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NEET PG Counseling 2021: Round 1 seat allotment result declared, check here 

NEET PG Counseling 2021 Round 1 seat allotment result declared. Candidates can check the result through the direct link given below. 
NEET PG Counseling 2021: Round 1 seat allotment result declared, check here
NEET PG Counseling 2021: Round 1 seat allotment result declared, check here
Published on Jan 22, 2022 05:37 PM IST
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Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon tie the knot in private ceremony. See pics

  • Park Shin-hye got married to Choi Tae-joon on Saturday in Seoul. Check out photos and videos from their wedding. 
Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon tied the knot on Saturday.
Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon tied the knot on Saturday.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 08:12 PM IST
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Salman teases Rakhi about her ‘favourite’ Mika’s entry, she exclaims ‘oh my God’

Bigg Boss 15: Salman Khan pulled Rakhi Sawant’s leg as she was shocked to see Mika Singh on the stage. He also jokingly told Rakhi her ‘favourite’ one has arrived. 
Rakhi Sawant was shocked to see Mika Singh on Bigg Boss 15.
Rakhi Sawant was shocked to see Mika Singh on Bigg Boss 15.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 02:53 PM IST
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Bharti teases Mithun as he picks his teeth, trolls Parineeti for shoes. Watch

  • Bharti Singh joked about Mithun Chakraborty and Parineeti Chopra on Hunarbaaz sets. Watch the video here.
Bharti Singh teased Parineeti Chopra and Mithun Chakraborty on Hunarbaaz sets.
Bharti Singh teased Parineeti Chopra and Mithun Chakraborty on Hunarbaaz sets.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 02:33 PM IST
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Jokes on TKSS about Gayle leave guests in splits. Is casual racism still OK?

  • In an episode of The Kapil Sharma Show from last month, guests Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant, Sunidhi Chauhan, and Salman Ali can be seen laughing at racist comments on cricketer Chris Gayle.
Salim-Sulaiman and Sunidhi Chauhan laughing at a joke about Chris Gayle's skin colour on The Kapil Sharma Show.
Salim-Sulaiman and Sunidhi Chauhan laughing at a joke about Chris Gayle's skin colour on The Kapil Sharma Show.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 02:04 PM IST
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Pregnant Bharti gives Haarsh the side-eye as he jokes ‘agle saal ek aur’. Watch

  • Bharti Singh imitated Allu Arjun’s style from Pushpa: The Rise as she said that she is unstoppable. Watch her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa’s funny reaction.
Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa are expecting their first child.
Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa are expecting their first child.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 08:51 AM IST
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Bracing for crude oil above $100 in a demand deficient economy

Brent crude prices – it is the international benchmark for crude oil prices in the world – breached the $87 level on January 18, touching the highest point since 2014.
Oil prices have been higher in the past, but the current rally might be here to stay. (Representational image)(REUTERS)
Oil prices have been higher in the past, but the current rally might be here to stay. (Representational image)(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 06:05 AM IST
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How cold and long is this cold spell in Delhi

What explains this year’s chill? HT looked at long-term weather data to make sense.
People huddle around a bonfire on a cold winter evening at Nizamuddin, on Tuesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
People huddle around a bonfire on a cold winter evening at Nizamuddin, on Tuesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 03:05 AM IST
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ByAbhishek Jha, New Delhi

A realpolitik appraisal of the ‘Mandal-Kamandal’ fight in UP

The BJP, on the other hand, has always claimed that Mandal-based parties such as the SP have only helped their own causes (for instance, the Yadavs in both Bihar and UP) in the name of social emancipation after capturing power.
A realpolitik appraisal of the ‘Mandal-Kamandal’ fight in UP (Picture for representation purpose)
A realpolitik appraisal of the ‘Mandal-Kamandal’ fight in UP (Picture for representation purpose)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 04:46 AM IST
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Oil, budget and economic sentiment

Traditionally, Union budgets have mattered for people at large because of two reasons: prices of goods and income tax rates.There is some merit in the argument that inflation is a bigger dampener on economic sentiment in India than low growth rates
As the world came to a standstill after the pandemic, consumption of petroleum products crashed.(Reuters)
As the world came to a standstill after the pandemic, consumption of petroleum products crashed.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 06:58 AM IST
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ByRoshan Kishore and Vineet Sachdev

Why lockdowns won’t work in the current wave

The seven-day rolling average of cases in India has been rising every day since December 27 or for 18 days
The seven-day average of deaths at the national-level does not seem to be increasing consistently despite the average for cases increasing every day since December 27.(ANI)
The seven-day average of deaths at the national-level does not seem to be increasing consistently despite the average for cases increasing every day since December 27.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 11:53 PM IST
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The myth of a monolithic Muslim vote bank in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said that the state will witness a “80% versus 20%” election and that the BJP will retain power in the state
The opposition has alleged that Yogi’s comments seek to create a polarisation between the majority Hindu and minority Muslim population in the state.(Picture for representation)
The opposition has alleged that Yogi’s comments seek to create a polarisation between the majority Hindu and minority Muslim population in the state.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Jan 12, 2022 12:08 AM IST
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ByGilles Verniers, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Making sense of the advance GDP estimates

The National Statistical Office (NSO) released the first advance estimates of GDP for 2021-22 on January 7 and put the number at 9
While inflation-driven higher nominal GDP growth is good news for fiscal math, it is bad news for the purchasing power of those dependent on farm incomes. (HT Archive)
While inflation-driven higher nominal GDP growth is good news for fiscal math, it is bad news for the purchasing power of those dependent on farm incomes. (HT Archive)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 11:28 PM IST
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Will just a capex-focus in the budget work for the economy?

  • Is there a case for prioritizing revenue spending over capital spending in the next budget? Here are three charts which argue why a capex boost alone might not sufficient this year
More than four fifth of investment spending in the Indian economy comes from the private sector(File Photo)
More than four fifth of investment spending in the Indian economy comes from the private sector(File Photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2022 03:14 PM IST
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Covid-19: 3rd wave limited to big cities, but has started to spread beyond

The seven-day average of Covid daily cases has increased every day for the past 10 days: from 6,780 on December 27 to 40,459 on January 5, the highest since September 7 last year
Another way in which the impact of this wave can be possibly reduced is by fully vaccinating the entire eligible population.(Bloomberg)
Another way in which the impact of this wave can be possibly reduced is by fully vaccinating the entire eligible population.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jan 07, 2022 05:08 AM IST
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ByAbhishek Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Third Covid-19 wave means we cannot have a business as usual budget

GDP growth in the September quarter was 8.4%, more than the central bank’s forecast of 7.9%, and the 8.1% forecast by a Bloomberg poll of economists.
With a rise in cases, states have started imposing restrictions on mobility and activities.(Bloomberg)
With a rise in cases, states have started imposing restrictions on mobility and activities.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jan 05, 2022 04:58 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

[CITY NEWS]

[Opinion]

The Mumbai Edit | The cliché of resilience, and what’s behind it

  • Home to over 2.4 million people, life in Mumbai is lived on the razor's edge. 
I have been part of that great morning rush and the evening stampede like millions of people travelling in local trains.&nbsp;(HT File Photo)
I have been part of that great morning rush and the evening stampede like millions of people travelling in local trains. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 05:11 PM IST
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Metro Matters | In Delhi, creating open spaces for every neighbourhood

  • Nearly one-fourth of Delhi is green, but it has to find ways to ensure a more equitable distribution of open areas for residents to have access to quality outdoor spaces locally
Indeed, Delhi is quite green for a tightly packed metropolis. (Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Indeed, Delhi is quite green for a tightly packed metropolis. (Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 04:48 PM IST
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Building a ‘strategy of denial’ to thwart China

  • Beijing is looking to expand its sphere of influence. India and the US must come together to build an “anti-hegemonic” coalition to curb this ambition
In Pangong Tso, Ladakh. The coalition should not pretend its members’ interests are fully aligned. Rather, it should seek to work with and leverage States’ efforts where they are most willing and able to stand up to China’s hegemonic aims – the purpose and thus the glue of the coalition. (PTI)
In Pangong Tso, Ladakh. The coalition should not pretend its members’ interests are fully aligned. Rather, it should seek to work with and leverage States’ efforts where they are most willing and able to stand up to China’s hegemonic aims – the purpose and thus the glue of the coalition. (PTI)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 04:39 PM IST
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A new pact to rebuild the nation’s food bowl

  • If farmers can be encouraged to grow more oilseeds, the nation can be self-sufficient in them. 
Successive government policies encouraged the overproduction of rice and wheat by the farmers of Punjab, Haryana, and western Uttar Pradesh. (HT Photo)
Successive government policies encouraged the overproduction of rice and wheat by the farmers of Punjab, Haryana, and western Uttar Pradesh. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 04:32 PM IST
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