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The Chinese foreign ministry declined to confirm or deny the latest clash between the border troops during the regular ministry briefing on Monday.(Representative Photo)
The Chinese foreign ministry declined to confirm or deny the latest clash between the border troops during the regular ministry briefing on Monday.(Representative Photo)

Committed to peace, says China after PLA’s aggressive moves at Sikkim’s Naku La

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:17 PM IST
Several Chinese and Indian soldiers were reportedly injured in a clash last week after the Indian troops stopped a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) patrol team from entering Indian territory at Naku La in Sikkim.
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The US navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the South China Sea on January 23 for freedom of navigation operations in response to the PLA Air Force violating Taiwanese air space.(Reuters Photo)
The US navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the South China Sea on January 23 for freedom of navigation operations in response to the PLA Air Force violating Taiwanese air space.(Reuters Photo)

Naku La face-off and Taiwan show of force are part of Beijing expansionist plans

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:26 PM IST
The “minor” face-off in Naku La area on January 20 will have a spill-over effect on disengagement and deescalation in east Ladakh.
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar and other leaders at the farmers' rally in Mumbai on Monday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar and other leaders at the farmers' rally in Mumbai on Monday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)

'Those in power do not care for farmers': Sharad Pawar at Mumbai rally

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:09 PM IST
No Shiv Sena leader is present at the venue of the public meeting. The Sena's youth wing leader Rahul Londhe has been sent as party's representative.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee she was insulted and had to face taunts in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Victoria Memorial event on Saturday.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee she was insulted and had to face taunts in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Victoria Memorial event on Saturday.

'BJP should be rechristened Bharat Jalao Party': Mamata Banerjee at public rally

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:31 PM IST
Addressing a public rally in Hooghly's Pursura months ahead of state legislative assembly election, the chief minister said she was insulted and had to face taunts in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Victoria Memorial event on Saturday.
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Ajinkya Rahane in a conversation with the umpire as the game was halted after allegedly some remarks were made by the spectators on the fourth day of the Sydney Test(Twitter)
Ajinkya Rahane in a conversation with the umpire as the game was halted after allegedly some remarks were made by the spectators on the fourth day of the Sydney Test(Twitter)

Here’s why Rahane denied umpires’ offer to leave SCG after racial abuse

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:12 PM IST
Rahane has finally opened up on the incident that halted the play on the fourth day for 10 minutes. He condemned that act and revealed why he denied the umpires’ offer to leave the field.
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A tiny tax on stock market transactions can help fund India’s vaccination drive without burning a hole in the wallets of stock market investors and give the government headroom for other expenditure to help save lives (AFP)
A tiny tax on stock market transactions can help fund India’s vaccination drive without burning a hole in the wallets of stock market investors and give the government headroom for other expenditure to help save lives (AFP)

Vaccinating all Indians, for free

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

Farm protests: The costs of a prolonged standoff

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

The policy landscape around digital and physical micro-lending

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

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

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

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

By Aritra Mukherjee
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:56 AM IST
  • When the India wicket-keeper finally manage to spare some time for a chat – albeit with the permission from his daughter and wife, it didn’t take him much time to don the imaginary keeping gloves and gather the bouncer-like questions with utmost ease during.
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Varun Dhawan at his haldi ceremony.
Varun Dhawan at his haldi ceremony.

Varun Dhawan flexes muscles in photos from haldi ceremony, poses with his squad

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:43 PM IST
Varun Dhawan shared photos from his haldi ceremony. He married his longtime girlfriend Natasha Dalal in Alibaug on Sunday.
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Ram Charan and Jr NTR in a new poster for RRR.
Ram Charan and Jr NTR in a new poster for RRR.

RRR to release on October 13, see new poster featuring Ram Charan and Jr NTR

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:11 PM IST
  • Director SS Rajamouli's RRR, starring Jr NTR and Ram Charan, will be released on October 13.
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File photo of former Zimbabwe captain Tatenda Taibu batting in a Test match against India(Getty Images)
File photo of former Zimbabwe captain Tatenda Taibu batting in a Test match against India(Getty Images)

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

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Taibu took to Twitter on Sunday and stated that he received the valuable piece of advice after an India vs Zimbabwe Test match.
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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal got married on Sunday.
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal got married on Sunday.

Inside Varun-Natasha wedding: Bride gets decked up; Karan, Manish turn baaraatis

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:56 AM IST
Natasha Dalal and Varun Dhawan wedding: While the celebrations were a private affair, a few pictures and videos have surfaced online.
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File photo of Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara(AP)
File photo of Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara(AP)

‘The rock of RAJKOT’: Cricket fraternity wishes Cheteshwar Pujara on 33rd B'day

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Cricket fans and people from the cricket fraternity took to Twitter to wish India's masterful batsman on his birthday.
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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal pose for the paparazzi outside their wedding venue. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal pose for the paparazzi outside their wedding venue. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Natasha Dalal's engagement ring grabs eyeballs as she poses with Varun Dhawan

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:30 PM IST
As Natasha Dalal stepped out to pose for pictures with Varun Dhawan on Sunday night, her huge engagement ring caught everyone's attention.
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Babil in a picture with late father Irrfan Khan.
Babil in a picture with late father Irrfan Khan.

Irrfan's son Babil admits he saw 'nothing special' in dad's acting as a child

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:02 PM IST
  • Late actor Irrfan Khan's son, Babil, has said that he has no interest in doing films that make 100 crore but have no artistic value.
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Mahesh Babu's Sarkaru Vaari Paata went on floors in Dubai on Monday.
Mahesh Babu's Sarkaru Vaari Paata went on floors in Dubai on Monday.

Shoot of Mahesh Babu’s Sarkaru Vaari Paata begins in Dubai

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:51 PM IST
Being directed by Parasuram, Sarkaru Vaari Paata marks the maiden collaboration of Mahesh and Keerthy Suresh.
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A glimpse of Ayalaan's wrap up celebration.
A glimpse of Ayalaan's wrap up celebration.

Shoot of Sivakarthikeyan’s sci-film Ayalaan wrapped up, see pics

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:43 PM IST
Shoot of Sivakarthikeyan’s much delayed sci-film Ayalaan is now complete. The team celebrated the shoot wrap up with a cake-cutting ceremony.
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Jasmin Bhasin and Aly Goni on Bigg Boss 14.
Jasmin Bhasin and Aly Goni on Bigg Boss 14.

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

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:41 PM IST
  • Jasmin Bhasin's father's comments about her relationship with Aly Goni were 'misinterpreted', Aly's sister has said.
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 India's Thangarasu Natarajan in action. File(REUTERS)
India's Thangarasu Natarajan in action. File(REUTERS)

'I teared up': Natarajan recalls when skipper Kohli handed T20 trophy to him

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:47 PM IST
India vs Australia: After India won the T20 series 2-1, skipper Virat Kohli handed Natarajan the winning trophy during the celebrations.
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Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan (R) plays a shot during the third and final one day international (ODI) cricket match between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on January 25, 2021. (Photo by Munir Uz zaman / AFP)(AFP)
Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan (R) plays a shot during the third and final one day international (ODI) cricket match between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on January 25, 2021. (Photo by Munir Uz zaman / AFP)(AFP)

All-rounder par excellence: Shakib Al Hasan reaches unique milestone

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:55 PM IST
  • Bangladesh vs West Indies: The former captain became the first player in international cricket to reach this milestone in a single country.
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India's Rishabh Pant falls as he hits the ball for four runs during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba.(AP)
India's Rishabh Pant falls as he hits the ball for four runs during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba.(AP)

My career hit a low after the WC: Rishabh Pant

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:51 AM IST
  • Pant was selected for the 2019 Cricket World Cup due to his ability to win games single-handedly. But Pant did not enjoy a fruitful outing as he failed to perform at the level expected of him and soon his displays with the bat also started to diminish in coming matches.
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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir during the IPL 2015 match between the two sides in Chennai.(PTI Photo)
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir during the IPL 2015 match between the two sides in Chennai.(PTI Photo)

Gautam Gambhir explains why CSK had 'right strategy' in retaining key players

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:18 PM IST
  • While CSK released the likes of Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh, they kept CSK's core players Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, and Dwayne Bravo.
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India's Shardul Thakur celebrates the dismissal on the 4th day of the fourth test match between Australia and India, at The Gabba.
India's Shardul Thakur celebrates the dismissal on the 4th day of the fourth test match between Australia and India, at The Gabba.

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

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:19 AM IST
  • With seven wickets and a vital fifty, Thakur celebrated his Test comeback, underlining qualities as a pace-bowling all-rounder. The 29-year-old looks back on the momentous series in this interview.
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Shubham could not meet the 'Coolie No. 1' actor as Varun was unable to come out from the venue.(ANI)
Shubham could not meet the 'Coolie No. 1' actor as Varun was unable to come out from the venue.(ANI)

Varun Dhawan's fan arrives at wedding venue with handmade gift

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:21 PM IST
The person introduced himself as Shubham and told that he has been an avid fan for the last eight years and loves all the movies by the actor.
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The image shows retired NASA astronaut Leland Melvin with rescue dogs Jake and Scout.(Twitter/@Astro_Flow)
The image shows retired NASA astronaut Leland Melvin with rescue dogs Jake and Scout.(Twitter/@Astro_Flow)

Retired NASA astronaut’s portrait with rescue doggos melts hearts

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:09 PM IST
"You can see by the way they are looking at him how grateful they are to him and how much they love him,” wrote a Reddit user
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Humanoid robot Sophia developed by Hanson Robotics introduces herself at the company's lab in Hong Kong, China.(REUTERS)
Humanoid robot Sophia developed by Hanson Robotics introduces herself at the company's lab in Hong Kong, China.(REUTERS)

Sophia the humanoid robot set for mass production amid pandemic

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:41 AM IST
Since being unveiled in 2016, Sophia - a humanoid robot - has gone viral. Now the company behind her has a new vision: to mass-produce robots by the end of the year.
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ASI Rajesh Kumar was felicitated by Former Director AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Dr Ashok Kumar Mahapatra.(ANI)
ASI Rajesh Kumar was felicitated by Former Director AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Dr Ashok Kumar Mahapatra.(ANI)

Haryana cop felicitated for helping over 500 missing children return home

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:52 AM IST
"Even my family understands my work timings, responsibility and duty, which helps me going ahead to help the needy", said Rajesh Kumar in the ceremony.
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The image shows a crocodile in the Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha(ANI)
The image shows a crocodile in the Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha(ANI)

Odisha reopens world's largest white crocodile park after annual census

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:39 AM IST
The world's largest white crocodile park in Kendrapara district, was reopened for tourists on Sunday.
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The plea also alleges that the new WhatsApp norms also jeopardise national security by sharing, transmitting and storing the users’ data in some other country.(File photo for representation)
The plea also alleges that the new WhatsApp norms also jeopardise national security by sharing, transmitting and storing the users’ data in some other country.(File photo for representation)

Delhi HC reiterates ‘voluntary to download WhatsApp on mobile, not mandatory’

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:53 PM IST
Additional solicitor general Chetan Sharma told the court that the data protection bill is being discussed and WhatsApp's response has been sought by the Central government.
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The police are yet to arrest the owner of the building. (Representational photo)
The police are yet to arrest the owner of the building. (Representational photo)

Man with 155 deskinned birds, involvement in smuggling arrested in Bihar

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:49 PM IST
The accused, a resident of Belwa village under Turakauliya police station of East Champaran, was involved in supply of Siberian and other local birds to various districts of Bihar.
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A security personal stands guard at Rajpath ahead of India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.(AFP)
A security personal stands guard at Rajpath ahead of India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.(AFP)

On R-Day eve, Padma Awards, Gallantry Awards to be conferred

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:45 PM IST
The Param Vir Chakra, given for displaying acts of valour during wartime, is India's highest military decoration. The Ashoka Chakra, the Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra are peacetime awards. Maha Vir Chakra and Vir Chakra are wartime awards.
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Baljeet Yadav (Photo @BaljeetBehror)
Baljeet Yadav (Photo @BaljeetBehror)

Police case filed against Rajasthan MLA for alleged attempt to murder

By Jaykishan Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:44 PM IST
Mohit Yadav, 39, son of a BJP leader Jaswant Yadav, was beaten up by miscreants on Alwar Road at around 10.45 am on Sunday.
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Earlier on January 6, a sarpanch of a village in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district was killed by Maoists at his home.(Representative Photo)
Earlier on January 6, a sarpanch of a village in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district was killed by Maoists at his home.(Representative Photo)

Deputy sarpanch in Chhattisgarh's Bastar killed by Maoists: Cops

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:40 PM IST
Officials said that the man died by strangulation and that the Maoists then fled into the jungle.
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The US State Department responded urged Beijing “to cease its military, diplomatic and economic pressure.(Reuters file photo)
The US State Department responded urged Beijing “to cease its military, diplomatic and economic pressure.(Reuters file photo)

China tests Biden’s resolve on strategic flash point of Taiwan

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:48 PM IST
The sortie by eight Xian H-6K bombers and five other planes Saturday was the third-largest such incursion by PLA aircraft.
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A rare lightning storm crackles over Mitchell's Cove in early morning in Santa Cruz, Calif. The severe storm system rolled through the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas in August, packing a combination of dry lightning and high winds that triggered wildfires throughout the region.(AP)
A rare lightning storm crackles over Mitchell's Cove in early morning in Santa Cruz, Calif. The severe storm system rolled through the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas in August, packing a combination of dry lightning and high winds that triggered wildfires throughout the region.(AP)

Storm Eloise kills at least 12 in south-eastern Africa with more rain to come

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:46 PM IST
A tropical cyclone when it made landfall at Mozambique's central province of Sofala on Saturday, Eloise subsequently weakened to a tropical storm as it moved inland to dump rain on Zimbabwe, eSwatini - formerly known as Swaziland - South Africa and Botswana.
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Critics also say Suga took too long to pause a domestic tourism campaign that experts have blamed for contributing to the spread of the virus beyond the initial hotspots in the Tokyo region.(REUTERS)
Critics also say Suga took too long to pause a domestic tourism campaign that experts have blamed for contributing to the spread of the virus beyond the initial hotspots in the Tokyo region.(REUTERS)

Japanese PM faces mounting pressure over pandemic response

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:36 PM IST
Opposition lawmakers were also increasingly frustrated with Suga's taciturn leadership style, demanding he provide detailed answers to questions about the Covid-19 crisis and the Tokyo Olympics set to start in less than six months.
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A vial and syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo.(Reuters)
A vial and syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo.(Reuters)

EU seeks answers from AstraZeneca on cut to vaccine supplies in Monday meeting

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:30 PM IST
AstraZeneca told the EU on Friday that it could not meet the agreed supply targets running up to the end of March, with an EU official telling Reuters that meant a 60% cut to 31 million doses.
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This photo taken on January 20, 2021 shows members of a rescue team working at the site of a gold mine explosion where 22 miners are trapped underground in Qixia, in eastern China's Shandong province. (Photo by STR / various sources / AFP) / China OUT(AFP)
This photo taken on January 20, 2021 shows members of a rescue team working at the site of a gold mine explosion where 22 miners are trapped underground in Qixia, in eastern China's Shandong province. (Photo by STR / various sources / AFP) / China OUT(AFP)

Chinese officials say nine more trapped miners confirmed dead, one still missing

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:29 PM IST
A group of 22 miners were trapped hundreds of metres underground by an explosion at the Hushan mine in eastern Shandong province, China on January 10.
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Exclusive Interview: Triple H gives an update on Roman Reigns vs The Rock match

By YASH BHATI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:46 PM IST
  • In an exclusive conversation with Hindustan Times, Triple H talked about his return and his future. Triple H also talked about Brock Lesnar's WWE status while commenting on the speculations about a Roman Reigns vs The Rock dream match.
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File photo of a La Liga game.(REUTERS)

Liga officials discuss potential protocols for vaccines distribution among clubs

By Karan Prashant Saxena
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:54 AM IST
  • LaLiga officials discuss potential protocols for vaccines distribution among clubs
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Football representational image(HT Image)

4 soccer players killed in Brazil plane crash had COVID-19

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:14 AM IST
The club's president also died in the crash after the plane suddenly plunged to the ground at the end of the runway while on takeoff in the northern state of Tocantins, the team reported. The pilot also died.
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Wrestlers participate in the 65th Senior Men Free Wrestling Championship at Noida Stadium.(ANI Photo)
Wrestlers participate in the 65th Senior Men Free Wrestling Championship at Noida Stadium.(ANI Photo)

Wrestlers glad as competition resumes, eye Olympic berths

By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:32 AM IST
  • For the 250-odd participants, it was a new lifeline. They had people cheering for them from the stands but repeated appeals for wearing masks and social distancing had no takers. There were no marked zones, no bio-secure area for wrestlers and coaches in the indoor arena.
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Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes scores their third goal from a free-kick.(Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes scores their third goal from a free-kick.(Pool via REUTERS)

Man United compounds Liverpool's woes with victory in FA Cup

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:57 AM IST
  • Bruno Fernandes bent in a free kick in the 78th minute to send United into the fifth round with a 3-2 victory on Sunday.
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Sensex settled the session at 48,347, down 531 points(PTI)
Sensex settled the session at 48,347, down 531 points(PTI)

Sensex tanks over 500 points, Nifty ends below 14,250

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UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:54 PM IST
Sensex tanks over 500 points, Nifty ends below 14,250
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The Centre had set up a special borrowing window in October 2020 to meet the estimated shortfall of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.10 lakh crore in revenue arising on account of the implementation of the GST.(PTI)
The Centre had set up a special borrowing window in October 2020 to meet the estimated shortfall of 1.10 lakh crore in revenue arising on account of the implementation of the GST.(PTI)

FinMin releases weekly installment of 6,000 cr to meet GST shortfall

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:06 PM IST
Till now, 70 per cent of the total estimated GST compensation shortfall has been released to the states and union territories (UTs) with legislative assembly.
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Gold is considered a hedge against inflation, likely from widespread stimulus. (HT Photo) (Representative Image)
Gold is considered a hedge against inflation, likely from widespread stimulus. (HT Photo) (Representative Image)

Gold eases on doubts over US stimulus passage

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:50 PM IST
Spot gold fell 0.1% to $1,850.91 per ounce by 0822 GMT, having dropped 0.9% in the previous session. US gold futures fell 0.2% to $1,851.80.
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A government agricultural officer collects urine samples from pigs arriving at a slaughterhouse in Wuyi county, Zhejiang province, China.(REUTERS)
A government agricultural officer collects urine samples from pigs arriving at a slaughterhouse in Wuyi county, Zhejiang province, China.(REUTERS)

China's pigs become unexpected threat to palm oil's rally

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:16 PM IST
The world’s biggest pork producer and consumer is scooping up unprecedented quantities of soybeans and corn on world markets to feed domestic hog herds.
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Reliance shares gained about 5.8% last week in the run-up to the results but were flat for this year after a more than 32% gain last year.(Reuters)
Reliance shares gained about 5.8% last week in the run-up to the results but were flat for this year after a more than 32% gain last year.(Reuters)

Reliance Industries shares fall nearly 5% as Covid-19 hits oil business

Reuters, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:53 AM IST
Reliance's revenue from its oil-to-chemicals division fell nearly 30% in the three months ended Dec 31.
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State Level Police Recruitment Board (SLPRB), Assam has released the admit cards for Physical Standard Test (PST), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) to fill 597 posts of Sub-Inspector in the state police department.
State Level Police Recruitment Board (SLPRB), Assam has released the admit cards for Physical Standard Test (PST), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) to fill 597 posts of Sub-Inspector in the state police department.

SLPRB Assam Police SI Admit Card for PET, PST released, here’s how to download

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:19 PM IST
  • Candidates can download the Assam Police SI PET/PST Admit Card from the official website of State Level Police Recruitment Board (SLPRB), Assam.
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PM Modi.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)

 PM Modi interacts with award-winning children

PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:16 PM IST
PM Modi interacts with award-winning children
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PM Modi.(PTI file)

32 children awarded Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:40 PM IST
In a statement, the Ministry of Women and Child Development said the awardees are from 32 districts of 21 states and Union territories.
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MPPEB Jail Prahari answer key 2020.(HT file)
MPPEB Jail Prahari answer key 2020.(HT file)

UP Vidhan Sabha answer key 2021 released, here's direct link to check

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:11 PM IST
  • Candidates who have appeared in the preliminary examination can check the UP Legislative Answer Key online at uplegisassemblyrecruitment.in.
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Each student and teacher will have to undergo mandatory thermal scanning aimed at ensuring their body temperatures are within acceptable limits to gain entrance to labs.(HT file)
Each student and teacher will have to undergo mandatory thermal scanning aimed at ensuring their body temperatures are within acceptable limits to gain entrance to labs.(HT file)

Strict Covid curb norms for UP Board 2021 practical exams

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:59 PM IST
  • UP Board students reporting at their examination centres for practical exams to be held between February 3 and 22 will witness unprecedented steps aimed at keeping them safe from the pandemic.
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Over 3.12 lakh people recovered under home isolation that was started first in Delhi, where the first plasma bank in the world opened. So far, 4,929 people have received plasma therapy, Kejriwal said at a Republic Day function.
Over 3.12 lakh people recovered under home isolation that was started first in Delhi, where the first plasma bank in the world opened. So far, 4,929 people have received plasma therapy, Kejriwal said at a Republic Day function.

Delhi's health system didn't collapse during pandemic: Kejriwal

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:27 PM IST
In many developed countries and cities like New York, the health infrastructure collapsed, but measures like home isolation prevented such a situation in Delhi, according to Kejriwal.
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Representational image. (Bloomberg)
Representational image. (Bloomberg)

WhatsApp treating Indians differently from Europe users: Centre to Delhi HC

By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:18 PM IST
The ASG told the court that an opt-out option to not share data with Facebook has been given to European users of WhatsApp, but it has not been given to the Indian users
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Representational image. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Representational image. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi: Fire reported in Yusuf Sarai, Meera Bagh; injured hospitalised

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:50 AM IST
One of the fires broke out in a fourth floor flat, an office of property dealers. The other was caused by two cylinders exploding on the second floor of Gandhi guest house in Yusuf Sarai
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A large number of tractors gathered at the Ghazipur border protest site ahead of the tractor rally proposed by farmers on Republic Day in New Delhi. (HT Photo)
A large number of tractors gathered at the Ghazipur border protest site ahead of the tractor rally proposed by farmers on Republic Day in New Delhi. (HT Photo)

Farmers’ protest: Key Delhi borders remain closed, curbs on traffic till R-Day

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:57 AM IST
The Delhi Police have made elaborate security and traffic arrangements for the Republic Day celebrations and certain restrictions on some roads will come into effect from Monday evening
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New Delhi: Traffic jam at GT Karnal Road in New Delhi, Wednesday, Jan. 20. 2021. (PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan)(PTI01_20_2021_000034B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Traffic jam at GT Karnal Road in New Delhi, Wednesday, Jan. 20. 2021. (PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan)(PTI01_20_2021_000034B)(PTI)

Traffic disruptions on NH between Karnal and Delhi from Jan 25-27

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:48 AM IST
Traffic on KMP-KGP Expressway will also be impacted and interchanges at Kundli, Assaudha and Badli will not be accessible to traffic movement on these dates.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)

BJP indulging in religious polarisation in West Bengal, says Shiv Sena’s Saamana

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:20 PM IST
The editorial comes at a time Sena is expected to contest around 100 seats in the assembly elections in Bengal. Senior party leaders will visit Kolkata early next month to chalk out the party’s strategy for the polls
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Bhendkhal wetland in Uran in Navi Mumbai. (File photo)
Bhendkhal wetland in Uran in Navi Mumbai. (File photo)

Mumbai: Environmentalists begin digital drive against MMR wetland destruction

By Neha LM Tripathi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:59 AM IST
According to Wetlands International South Asia, Mumbai lost 71% of its wetlands between 1970 and 2014. MMR is home to a large number of wetlands; Raigad district alone has identified 130 wetlands
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Farmers from Nashik district walk along the Nashik-Mumbai highway to participate in the protest march scheduled to take place on January 25, in Mumbai. (PTI)
Farmers from Nashik district walk along the Nashik-Mumbai highway to participate in the protest march scheduled to take place on January 25, in Mumbai. (PTI)

Farmer’s protest: Maharashtra ruling parties likely to join Mumbai rally today

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:03 AM IST
Farmers have been arriving in Mumbai, some of them travelling over 200 kms, for two days to protest against the contentious farm laws and in solidarity with those protesting at the Delhi borders
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Arguing for the appellant, advocate Sabahat Ullah submitted that the statement of the mother was on hearsay because she had not witnessed the incident and also raised doubts about the minor’s account.
Arguing for the appellant, advocate Sabahat Ullah submitted that the statement of the mother was on hearsay because she had not witnessed the incident and also raised doubts about the minor’s account.

Groping without skin contact not sexual assault, rules Bombay High Court

By K A Y Dodhiya
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:07 AM IST
It couldn’t be deemed an offence under the Pocso Act because there had been no skin-to-skin contact with sexual intent, the bench observed in its ruling on January 19. The man allegedly pressed a breast of the minor.
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The farmers have announced to take out a morcha to Raj Bhavan after a public meeting at Azad Maidan on Monday.(HT photo. Representative image)
The farmers have announced to take out a morcha to Raj Bhavan after a public meeting at Azad Maidan on Monday.(HT photo. Representative image)

Farmers reach Mumbai, vow to intensify agitation

By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:04 AM IST
Ruling parties Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress and other political parties including Aam Admi Party, communist parties have announced their support to the agitation.
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Looking for full body workout? Try kickboxing like Karishma Tanna for more perks(Instagram/karishmaktanna)
Looking for full body workout? Try kickboxing like Karishma Tanna for more perks(Instagram/karishmaktanna)

Looking for full body workout? Try kickboxing like Karishma Tanna for more perks

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:55 PM IST
  • Watch: Karishma Tanna packs impressive punches during kickboxing workout at gym on Monday. This fitness exercise is great for those looking to whip into shape in no time
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Neena Gupta asks an important question from her followers(Instagram/neena_gupta)
Neena Gupta asks an important question from her followers(Instagram/neena_gupta)

Neena Gupta asks fans if it's okay to need people in life, here's what they said

By Nishtha Grover, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:43 PM IST
  • In a recent video, Neena Gupta asked her fans a rather intriguing question. The actor revealed that she is one of those who constantly need people in life and asked if it is better this way or to be absolutely independent.
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The khadi fashion show was organised with top designers. (Representative Image) (Unsplash)
The khadi fashion show was organised with top designers. (Representative Image) (Unsplash)

Khadi fashion show organised in Lucknow on UP Divas

ANI, Lucknow (uttar Pradesh) [india]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:50 PM IST
A Khadi fashion show was organised at Avadh Shilpgram in Lucknow as part of Uttar Pradesh Divas celebrations on Sunday.
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Foreign tourist arrivals into Thailand plunged to the lowest level in at least 12 years after the country closed its borders to contain the coronavirus outbreak, with a resurgence in infections now undermining efforts to reopen the industry.(Unsplash)
Foreign tourist arrivals into Thailand plunged to the lowest level in at least 12 years after the country closed its borders to contain the coronavirus outbreak, with a resurgence in infections now undermining efforts to reopen the industry.(Unsplash)

Thai Tourist Arrivals at Decade Low as New Wave Clouds Outlook

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:36 PM IST
Foreign tourist arrivals into Thailand plunged to the lowest level in at least 12 years after the country closed its borders to contain the coronavirus outbreak, with a resurgence in infections now undermining efforts to reopen the industry.
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Alaya F stuns in quirky outfit(Dilnaz Malegamwalla )
Alaya F stuns in quirky outfit(Dilnaz Malegamwalla )

Sunsets and abstract prints: Alaya F stuns in shirt and mini shorts worth 16k

By Nishtha Grover, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:28 PM IST
  • For a recent photoshoot, Alaya F donned a gorgeous abstract print co-ord set and looked absolutely breathtaking in it. The actor added her own touch to the outfit by the way she styled it, we are taking notes.
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Jasmin Bhasin and Aly Goni on Bigg Boss 14.
Jasmin Bhasin and Aly Goni on Bigg Boss 14.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adhvik Mahajan: Contracts push actors into uncertainty

By S Farah Rizvi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:54 AM IST
Known for his roles in ‘Naagin’, ‘Divya Drishti’ and as Angad in the film ‘Laxmii’, actor Adhvik Mahajan states that being contract bound does impede opportunities coming your way
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 Tinaa Dattaa and Rashami Desai will be seen on Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar on Sunday.
Tinaa Dattaa and Rashami Desai will be seen on Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar on Sunday.

Bigg Boss 14: Rashami Desai, Tinaa Dattaa make fun of contestants

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:48 PM IST
New promos of Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar Sunday episode show former contestant Rashami Desai entering the show along with Tinaa Dattaa and making fun of contestants.
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US President Joe Biden swears in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, January 20, 2021 (REUTERS)
US President Joe Biden swears in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, January 20, 2021 (REUTERS)

How I erred on Biden and Blinken

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

Focusing on women with disabilities

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:25 AM IST
Government schemes, which have been a lifeline for so many women in these trying times, must be responsive to the needs of women with disabilities. For a start, the government could use its robust grassroots systems with its health workers to create awareness in families about the need to not compromise on health and education for women with disabilities.
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Bose started a newspaper, rose steadily through the Congress, organised ground movements with his rousing addresses, and eventually became mayor in 1930.
Bose started a newspaper, rose steadily through the Congress, organised ground movements with his rousing addresses, and eventually became mayor in 1930.

Firebrand who shaped Bengal’s politics, culture

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:07 AM IST
Born in Cuttack in 1897 in a prominent Bengali family, Subhas Chandra Bose went to college in erstwhile Calcutta and chose the city as his political arena.
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Heads of states of important countries stood by him and Netaji lit the fire of the freedom struggle beyond India’s shores.
Heads of states of important countries stood by him and Netaji lit the fire of the freedom struggle beyond India’s shores.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: Champion of freedom who inspired the world

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:35 AM IST
Netaji was born in Cuttack in Odisha in 1897, graduated from Kolkata, and proved his mettle by becoming an Indian Civil Services (ICS) officer. But he was not accustomed to a life of comfort and amenities that came with his job. He was a warrior, who had to wage the freedom struggle.
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So many laws, still no solution. Perhaps because there’s a contradiction here. The contradiction in wanting to protect women but within the decorous folds of patriarchy (Hindustan Times)
So many laws, still no solution. Perhaps because there’s a contradiction here. The contradiction in wanting to protect women but within the decorous folds of patriarchy (Hindustan Times)

To protect women, challenge patriarchy

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Seldom has the State’s concern to protect one half of its citizens been so high
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