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Union health minister Harsh Vardhan shows a dose of Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech at AIIMS in New Delhi on Saturday as the first phase of vaccination begins across the country. (ANI Photo)
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan shows a dose of Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech at AIIMS in New Delhi on Saturday as the first phase of vaccination begins across the country. (ANI Photo)

Health minister deflects Congress' criticism over Covid-19 vaccine with photos

Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:12 PM IST
Manish Tewari had also said that the vaccines were being allowed to be used without the mandatory Phase 3 trials after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive.
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There is no law or an autonomous body that governs digital content or Over-the-top (OTT) platforms in India(AFP)
There is no law or an autonomous body that governs digital content or Over-the-top (OTT) platforms in India(AFP)

I&B ministry starts work on self-regulation law for OTT platforms, online news

UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:10 PM IST
  • The aim is to provide a level-playing field in media and a platform to redress public grievances against digital media.
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A nurse draws from a vial of Covishield, AstraZeneca's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine made by India's Serum Institute, while preparing to inoculate colleagues at the KC General hospital in Bangalore on January 16, 2021. (Photo by Manjunath KIRAN / AFP)(AFP)
A nurse draws from a vial of Covishield, AstraZeneca's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine made by India's Serum Institute, while preparing to inoculate colleagues at the KC General hospital in Bangalore on January 16, 2021. (Photo by Manjunath KIRAN / AFP)(AFP)

'Was not easy to ensure lockdown': PM Modi recounts India's fight against Covid

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:01 PM IST
Referring to Janata curfew in March, which was a 14-hour curfew announced by PM Modi, the PM said it mentally prepared Indians for the lockdown which would follow.
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Congress leader Manish Tewari(Sonu Mehta/ HT archive)
Congress leader Manish Tewari(Sonu Mehta/ HT archive)

‘If vaccine is reliable, why no govt functionary took the shot’: Congress' Manis

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:25 PM IST
"Many eminent doctors have raised questions with regard to the efficacy and safety of Covaxin with the government saying that people will not be able to choose as to which vaccine they would like to take. This goes against the entire doctrine of informed consent," Tewari said.
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Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli(AP)

Indian cricket fraternity mourns sudden demise of Krunal-Hardik's father

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:09 PM IST
Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli led the way as Indian cricket fraternity offered their condolences to Hardik and Krunal Pandya after their father passed away on Saturday.
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A health worker carries a carton containing vaccines during the delivery of the first consignment of 1,000 vials of Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, Jaipur, January 13, 2021 (Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
A health worker carries a carton containing vaccines during the delivery of the first consignment of 1,000 vials of Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, Jaipur, January 13, 2021 (Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)

And the vaccine is here

By HT Editorial
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:46 PM IST
When India begins its coronavirus vaccination drive on Saturday, it will start with some of the biggest numbers: 300,000 potential recipients, 3,006 centres, and over 16 million doses already at hand
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While such incidents have raised issues of institutional discrimination, there are constant attempts, as was also done in Vemula’s case, to evade institutional accountability by attributing these instances as being incident-specific. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
While such incidents have raised issues of institutional discrimination, there are constant attempts, as was also done in Vemula’s case, to evade institutional accountability by attributing these instances as being incident-specific. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

The modern form of institutionalised casteism

By Anurag Bhaskar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 06:44 PM IST
India needs to move beyond tokenism of having one Dalit chief justice or two Dalit presidents, and ensure adequate representation to its Dalit and Adivasi citizens in all fields
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The incoming Joe Biden administration will avoid many of the personality-related pitfalls of its predecessor, and the presence of a core group of advisers in key security agencies suggests that coordination may be better than the first Obama term (REUTERS)
The incoming Joe Biden administration will avoid many of the personality-related pitfalls of its predecessor, and the presence of a core group of advisers in key security agencies suggests that coordination may be better than the first Obama term (REUTERS)

All the President’s men and women

By Dhruva Jaishankar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:02 PM IST
The incoming US national security and foreign policy team looks, on paper, to be one of the most experienced in history. How it translates into outcomes is to be seen
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Pro-Trump protesters storm the Capitol Building, January 6. (REUTERS)
Pro-Trump protesters storm the Capitol Building, January 6. (REUTERS)

The psychology of Trump’s supporters

By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 06:35 PM IST
As President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the United States (US) Capitol on January 6, I wondered if a man I had interviewed at a Trump rally in Pennsylvania was among them.
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Prime Minister KP Oli’s unconstitutional move to dissolve Parliament (the new Nepali Constitution does not give the PM the right to do so) has led to a de facto split in the Nepal Communist Party (NCP). (Getty Images)
Prime Minister KP Oli’s unconstitutional move to dissolve Parliament (the new Nepali Constitution does not give the PM the right to do so) has led to a de facto split in the Nepal Communist Party (NCP). (Getty Images)

Delhi’s balancing act with Nepal | HT Editorial

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UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:37 AM IST
Nepal’s foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali is in Delhi for a bilateral meeting
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Great snakes! Tintin is 91

By Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:09 AM IST
He’s been racist and evolved, made it through world wars unscathed, prevented coups, made friends, travelled the world. And generations have turned the pages through it all, with glee. A look back at an intrepid life.
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Sleep cycles: Are you a lion, dolphin, wolf or bear?

UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:15 AM IST
Identifying your chronotype — the pattern of when you are most alert and most suited to sleep — can help you find greater balance in your day, or so the theory goes.
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India currently holds the record for world’s longest high-altitude tunnel, cheapest successful mission to Mars and largest camera trap wildlife survey, among other things. Indians hold the records for most diamonds on a single ring and smallest deck of playing cards, among many, many others. (IMAGES: HT Archive, Renani Jewels)
India currently holds the record for world’s longest high-altitude tunnel, cheapest successful mission to Mars and largest camera trap wildlife survey, among other things. Indians hold the records for most diamonds on a single ring and smallest deck of playing cards, among many, many others. (IMAGES: HT Archive, Renani Jewels)

Just for the record: Overview of some of the biggest, oddest ones set in India

By Natasha Rego and Zara Murao
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:12 AM IST
Scores of records are set and broken in India every year, by individuals, communities and the country as a whole. They tend to be a mix of accidental, intentional and outright bizarre. Take a tour of the most remarkable ones from recent years.
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Singapore’s hawker stalls are a beloved part of city life. But even the regulated model has flaws. New chefs find it hard to survive, get subsidies, and innovate. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Singapore’s hawker stalls are a beloved part of city life. But even the regulated model has flaws. New chefs find it hard to survive, get subsidies, and innovate. (SHUTTERSTOCK)

Singapore’s street food has a Unesco tag. Can India’s hawkers get one too?

UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:13 AM IST
Indian street food isn’t confined to hawker centres. It’s spread across the country, with small vendors often selling a single item. But our diversity alone deserves being celebrated as our intangible heritage. Experts weigh in
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Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh in a still from the runaway 1971 hit Kati Patang. The story, of a young woman pretending to be someone she isn’t, was written by Gulshan Nanda.
Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh in a still from the runaway 1971 hit Kati Patang. The story, of a young woman pretending to be someone she isn’t, was written by Gulshan Nanda.

Remembering Gulshan Nanda, forgotten author of affairs to remember

UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:13 AM IST
The best-selling novelist was Bollywood’s go-to storyteller in the 1960s. He wrote family dramas shot through with suspense. The films live on, but what a pity so few even know his name.
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Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have added a new nursery for their child at their plush home and won't flash their careers on the walls for their kids to see.
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Salman Khan is 55 and a bachelor.

When Salman Khan explained why he didn't regret confessing his love to a girl

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Indian cricket fraternity mourns sudden demise of Krunal-Hardik's father

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UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:09 PM IST
Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli led the way as Indian cricket fraternity offered their condolences to Hardik and Krunal Pandya after their father passed away on Saturday.
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Inside Kareena-Saif's new home: Swimming pool, Taimur's space, room for new baby

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UFC and its complicated history with marijuana

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UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:04 PM IST
  • USADA has announced that it has struck the use of marijuana as a punishable offence. USADA is the anti-doping partner of UFC and has seen several fighters being flagged for its use.
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Rajkummar says Priyanka never made them feel like she is 'biggest star' on set

UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:32 PM IST
Rajkummar Rao has spoken about his experience working with Priyanka Chopra on upcoming film, The White Tiger.
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Prachi Desai was spotted at Mumbai airport.(Varinder Chawla)

Prachi Desai smiles on being spotted at airport on a wheelchair with a fracture

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:08 PM IST
Actor Prachi Desai was spotted at the Mumbai airport on a wheelchair with a bandage around her left foot. See here.
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Salman Khan is 55 and a bachelor.
Salman Khan is 55 and a bachelor.

When Salman Khan explained why he didn't regret confessing his love to a girl

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:03 PM IST
Salman Khan continues to be one of the most eligible bachelors in Bollywood but his story about a crush of his is worth a read.
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Shubrajyoti Barat has acted in projects such as Mirzapur and Article 15.

Shubrajyoti Barat: After Mirzapur, people came to know I exist!

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:43 PM IST
Mirzapur and Article 15 actor Shubrajyoti Barat has religiously done theatre for over two decades
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Water is seen pooling on the surface near the wicket during a rain delay on day two of the fourth test match between Australia and India at the Gabba.(via REUTERS)
Water is seen pooling on the surface near the wicket during a rain delay on day two of the fourth test match between Australia and India at the Gabba.(via REUTERS)

4th Test, Day 2 Highlights: India score 62/2 before rain plays spoilsport

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:29 PM IST
IND vs AUS 4th Test Day 2 Highlights: It started raining as teams went for Tea, and eventually play was abandoned due to a wet outfield. India dismissed Australia for a score of 369.
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'Abuse is cheap, shows weakness': Chappell writes open letter to Paine

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:16 AM IST
India vs Australia: Writing an open letter in Sydney Morning Herald to Paine, Chappell said that he believes abuses are cheap and shows a weakness of character.
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File image of Krunal, Hardik Pandya.(IPL)

Pandya brothers' father Himanshu dies, Krunal leaves bio-bubble at SMAT

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:19 AM IST
Krunal Pandya has left the bubble in order to be with his family and as a result, he would not be playing for Baroda in the ongoing Indian T20 tournament.
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File image of Marnus Labuschagne and Shane Warne.

'He laughed about it': Warne clears up comments on Labuschagne

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:36 AM IST
India vs Australia: Shane Warne cleared up the comments he made about Marnus Labuschagne that earned him flak from Australia cricket fans.
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File image of Adam Gilchrist.(Getty Images)

'India need to work out why there were so many injuries': Gilchrist

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UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:59 AM IST
India vs Australia: Gilchrist stated the visitors need to find out the reason behind the spate of injuries that have plagued them during the series Down Under.
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The image shows a eastern brown snake.(Facebook/@SnakeCatchersAdelaide)

Venomous eastern brown snake found swimming in family’s pool in Australia. Watch

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:33 PM IST
This recording was shared on the Facebook page of Snake Catchers Adelaide.
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"Joe", a pigeon that reached Australia from the U.S., perches on the roof of a house in Melbourne, Australia,(via REUTERS)
"Joe", a pigeon that reached Australia from the U.S., perches on the roof of a house in Melbourne, Australia,(via REUTERS)

US tag on Joe the pigeon which suggests that it flew over 13,000 km deemed fake

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:17 PM IST
Melbourne resident Kevin Celli-Bird had found the pigeon - and its tag - in his garden on Boxing Day, according to Australian media.
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The image shows Chicago West. (Instagram/@ kimkardashian)

Kim Kardashian shares sweet Instagram post for daughter Chicago’s 3rd birthday

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:38 AM IST
The 'Keeping Up with The Kardashians' star hopped on to Instagram to pen a sweet wish for her daughter with her never-seen-before pictures and videos.
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The image shows NGC 613.(Instagram/@nasahubble)

NASA shares picture of a barred spiral galaxy. Seen it yet?

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:24 AM IST
“About two-thirds of galaxies, including our own Milky Way Galaxy, contain bars,” reads a bit of the caption shared alongside the image.
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The image shows a dog named Ace climbing a ladder. (Twitter/@euandonaghy)

Doggo climbs ladder all by himself to get on the roof, netizens are baffled

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Union health minister Harsh Vardhan shows a dose of Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech at AIIMS in New Delhi on Saturday as the first phase of vaccination begins across the country. (ANI Photo)
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan shows a dose of Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech at AIIMS in New Delhi on Saturday as the first phase of vaccination begins across the country. (ANI Photo)

Health minister deflects Congress' criticism over Covid-19 vaccine with photos

Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:12 PM IST
Manish Tewari had also said that the vaccines were being allowed to be used without the mandatory Phase 3 trials after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive.
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A health worker administers a Covid-19 vaccine to a health worker at the Dr. R N Cooper Municipal General Hospital, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. India launched one of the world�s largest coronavirus vaccination drives on Saturday, setting in motion a complex deployment plan aimed at stemming the wide spread of infections across a nation of more than 1.3 billion people. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
A health worker administers a Covid-19 vaccine to a health worker at the Dr. R N Cooper Municipal General Hospital, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. India launched one of the world�s largest coronavirus vaccination drives on Saturday, setting in motion a complex deployment plan aimed at stemming the wide spread of infections across a nation of more than 1.3 billion people. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

1,300 to get Covid-19 vaccination on the first day

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Kerala has received 43,50,00 vials of the vaccine for the first phase of the vaccination.
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Madhura Patil, a health worker, gestures as she receives COVID-19 vaccine in the presence of Uddhav Thackeray, standing in white dress, Chief Minister of Maharashtra State in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)(AP)
Madhura Patil, a health worker, gestures as she receives COVID-19 vaccine in the presence of Uddhav Thackeray, standing in white dress, Chief Minister of Maharashtra State in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)(AP)

Launch of Covid-19 vaccine a revolutionary step: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:37 PM IST
Appealing the people to not let their guard down even though vaccines are being made available, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said that "wearing a face mask is the best vaccine available".
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh said the country's doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other frontline workers who fought against the virus are now going to get a protective shield. (ANI File Photo )
Defence minister Rajnath Singh said the country's doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other frontline workers who fought against the virus are now going to get a protective shield. (ANI File Photo )

Rajnath Singh lauds scientists, PM Modi for Covid-19 vaccination drive

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:29 PM IST
"In the next phase, the vaccination campaign will reach 300 million people. It will certainly be a huge achievement," Rajnath Singh said.
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FILE PHOTO: Adar Poonawalla, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Serum Institute of India poses for a picture at the Serum Institute of India, Pune, India, 30 November 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo(REUTERS)

Serum Institute’s Adar Poonawalla takes Covishield vaccine, congratulates PM

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:27 PM IST
  • The SII also plans to export Covishield doses to Brazil in the coming days.
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Virus clusters also have been found in Beijing and the provinces of Heilongjiang and Liaoning in the northeast and Sichuan in the southwest. (Representative image)(REUTERS)
Virus clusters also have been found in Beijing and the provinces of Heilongjiang and Liaoning in the northeast and Sichuan in the southwest. (Representative image)(REUTERS)

China builds hospital in 5 days after surge in Covid-19 cases

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UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:09 PM IST
The hospital is one of six with a total of 6,500 rooms being built in Nangong, south of Beijing in Hebei province, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
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French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said out of 18 places of worship under special surveillance nine have been closed.(AFP)
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said out of 18 places of worship under special surveillance nine have been closed.(AFP)

France closes 9 places of worship under campaign against Islamic extremism

ANI, Paris
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:06 PM IST
Three of the closed facilities is reported to be located in the department of Seine-Saint-Denis near Paris.
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Vehicles cross a wooden plank cable suspension bridge over the Indus river in Gilgit.(Reuters file)
Vehicles cross a wooden plank cable suspension bridge over the Indus river in Gilgit.(Reuters file)

Massive violence erupts in PoJK over road being built by China

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:59 PM IST
PoJK was already in chaos since the Imran Khan-led government made it the fifth province of Pakistan.
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Afghan security officers carry out relief operation after a car bomb attack on Sunday.(AP Photo)
Afghan security officers carry out relief operation after a car bomb attack on Sunday.(AP Photo)

12 pro-govt militiamen killed by Taliban in Afghanistan insider attack

AFP, Herat, Afghanistan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:50 PM IST
  • Herat provincial council member Mohammad Sardar Bahaduri confirmed the attack and said it was carried out by two Taliban fighters who had infiltrated the base.
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Before Trump became president, only three people had been executed by the federal government since 1963. Representational image.(HT File Photo)
Before Trump became president, only three people had been executed by the federal government since 1963. Representational image.(HT File Photo)

US carries out 13th and final execution under Donald Trump administration

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:48 PM IST
Dustin Higgs, 48, was pronounced dead at 1:23 a.m. EST (0623 GMT), the federal Bureau of Prisons said in a statement, after a late-night Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for the execution to proceed.
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Tennis players, coaches and officials arrive at a hotel in Melbourne on January 15, 2021, before quarantining for two weeks ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament. (Photo by William WEST / AFP)(AFP)

Australian Open arrivals hit by positive COVID tests: Report

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:48 AM IST
The Australian Open is set to start Feb. 8, three weeks later than usual because of COVID-19 quarantining protocols.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 9, 2021, Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian coach Mauricio Pochettino looks on ahead of the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Stade Brestois 29 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for Covid-19, the club said on January 15, 2021. (Photo by Alain JOCARD / AFP)(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 9, 2021, Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian coach Mauricio Pochettino looks on ahead of the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Stade Brestois 29 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for Covid-19, the club said on January 15, 2021. (Photo by Alain JOCARD / AFP)(AFP)

PSG coach Pochettino tests positive for virus

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:33 AM IST
Pochettino's assistants, Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino, will take charge against Angers, PSG said on Friday.
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Union Berlin stun Leverkusen 1-0 to move 4th in Bundesliga

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UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:04 AM IST
The game ended on a sour note, however, with Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri angrily approaching Union midfielder Florian Hübner and pointing his finger in his face.
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Roma's goalkeeper Pau Lopez, right, in action during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Roma, at the Rome Olympic Stadium, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (Luciano Rossi/LaPresse via AP)(AP)
Roma's goalkeeper Pau Lopez, right, in action during the Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Roma, at the Rome Olympic Stadium, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (Luciano Rossi/LaPresse via AP)(AP)

Lazio eyes Champions League after 3-0 derby win over Roma

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:59 AM IST
Luis Alberto scored twice and Ciro Immobile also found the target as Lazio controlled throughout.
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Photo of Indian motorcycle racer CS Santosh(Twitter)

Santosh back in India, out of induced coma

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:37 AM IST
“CS Santosh was transferred by air ambulance from Riyadh to Bengaluru on Thursday without any issues,” Santosh’s team Hero MotoSports said in a statement on Friday after the 43rd Dakar Rally ended.
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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das also said that the current COVID-19 pandemic-related shock will place greater pressure on the balance sheets of banks in terms of non-performing assets, leading to erosion of capital.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das also said that the current COVID-19 pandemic-related shock will place greater pressure on the balance sheets of banks in terms of non-performing assets, leading to erosion of capital.

RBI policies helped ease severity of economic impact of Covid-19: RBI Guv

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:50 PM IST
With the principal objective during the pandemic to support economic activity, Das said, "looking back, it is evident that our policies have helped in easing the severity of the economic impact of the pandemic".
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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das also said that the current COVID-19 pandemic-related shock will place greater pressure on the balance sheets of banks in terms of non-performing assets, leading to erosion of capital.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das also said that the current COVID-19 pandemic-related shock will place greater pressure on the balance sheets of banks in terms of non-performing assets, leading to erosion of capital.

Open to examine proposal on bad banks: RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:27 PM IST
Talking about the governance reforms Das said integrity and quality of governance are keys to good health and robustness of banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).
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RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses media conference, in Mumbai on Friday. (ANI Photo)
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses media conference, in Mumbai on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Need to support economic revival, financial stability: RBI Governor

PTI, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:23 PM IST
The regulated entities on their part need to strengthen their internal defences to identify emerging risks early and manage them effectively.
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RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses media conference, in Mumbai on Friday. (ANI Photo)
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses media conference, in Mumbai on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Emerging markets need reserves as shock buffers, says RBI governor Das

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:03 PM IST
India’s rupee was Asia’s worst performer last year, as the central bank countered relentless foreign investment inflows with dollar purchases.
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Nomura said that in sync with the ongoing growth upcycle, the economy will enter a Goldilocks period in the coming months as inflation continues to moderate.(AP)
Nomura said that in sync with the ongoing growth upcycle, the economy will enter a Goldilocks period in the coming months as inflation continues to moderate.(AP)

Virus fears return to haunt markets

By Nasrin Sultana, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:56 AM IST
The BSE Sensex fell 549.49 points, or 1.11%, to 49,034.67, while the Nifty shed 161.90 points to 14,433.70. Shares in other Asia-Pacific regions were mostly lower. South Korea’s Kospi fell the most at 2.03%, while Japan’s Nikkei shed 0.62% and the Topix index 0.89%.
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SAV class 6th prelims result to be declared today(HT file)
SAV class 6th prelims result to be declared today(HT file)

Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya class 6th prelims result 2021 to be declared today

By Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:26 PM IST
  • Bihar School Education Board will on Saturday declare the Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya (SAV) class 6th prelims entrance exam result. Candidates who have appeared for the SAV class 6th prelims entrance exam on December 17 will be able to check their results online at secondary.biharboardonline.com
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UPPCL JE Recruitment 2021(HT File)
UPPCL JE Recruitment 2021(HT File)

UPPCL junior engineer recruitment 2021: Application process to begin from Feb 3

By Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:13 PM IST
  • UPPCL JE Recruitment: Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL), department of energy, UP has released a recruitment notification for the post of junior trainee engineer (civil). There are a total of 21 vacancies.
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UPPSC PCS Main 2019 result out
UPPSC PCS Main 2019 result out

UPPSC Calendar 2021 released, check key dates of all recruitment exams here

By Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:19 AM IST
  • UPPSC Calendar 2021: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) on Friday released its UPPSC Calendar 2021 PDF on its official website at uppsc.up.nic.in.
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JEE Advanced 2021 to be held on July 3(PTI)
JEE Advanced 2021 to be held on July 3(PTI)

JEE Main 2021 application window closing today, here's how to apply

By Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:06 AM IST
  • JEE Main 2021: The online application window for Joint Entrance (Main) Examination 2021 will close on Saturday, January 16. Aspirants who have not yet submitted their application forms can apply till 11:59 pm on Saturday at Jermain.nta.nic.in.
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CBSE on November 7 concluded the second phase of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test.(HT file)
CBSE on November 7 concluded the second phase of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test.(HT file)

BSEB Bihar Board inter admit card 2021 released, here's how to download

By Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:31 AM IST
  • Bihar Board inter Admit Card 2021: Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Saturday released the admit card for class 12th board exams 2021 on its official website.
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Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers were vaccinated at AIIMS hospital.(ANI/Twitter)
Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers were vaccinated at AIIMS hospital.(ANI/Twitter)

Don't pay heed to rumours, listen to experts on Covid-19 vaccines, says Kejriwal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:55 PM IST
The Covid-19 vaccination drive began in Delhi with healthcare workers, who were at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic, getting the first shots.
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Union health minister Harsh Vardhan is also present on the occassion.(ANI/Twitter)
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan is also present on the occassion.(ANI/Twitter)

Sanitation worker becomes 1st person to receive Covid-19 vaccine jab in Delhi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the biggest vaccination drive of the world.
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In his 30s, he chatted on WhatsApp video from his drawing room in Jangpura, in company with wife, Anam, and 3-month-old daughter, Rumi, who keeps the couple awake the whole night long.
In his 30s, he chatted on WhatsApp video from his drawing room in Jangpura, in company with wife, Anam, and 3-month-old daughter, Rumi, who keeps the couple awake the whole night long.

The singer confesses

By Mayank Austen Soofi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:09 AM IST
Intro: A Sufi musician answers the Proust questionnaire
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The infamous Nithari murders were believed to be committed between 2005 and 2006. Mondinder Singh Pandher is the owner of the house and Surinder Koli was his domestic help.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
The infamous Nithari murders were believed to be committed between 2005 and 2006. Mondinder Singh Pandher is the owner of the house and Surinder Koli was his domestic help.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Koli held guilty in 12th Nithari murder case, employer Pandher acquitted

By Peeyush Khandelwal, Ghaziabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:52 AM IST
The CBI registered 16 cases, charge sheeting Koli in all of them for murder, abduction, rape besides destruction of evidence, and Pandher in one for immoral trafficking. In 11 previous cases, the court had found Koli guilty in all and had awarded the death sentence.
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The two Chinese women, Chaohong Deng Daoyong, 27, and Wu Jiazhi, 54, were arrested from Lajpat Nagar.(Representational Image)
The two Chinese women, Chaohong Deng Daoyong, 27, and Wu Jiazhi, 54, were arrested from Lajpat Nagar.(Representational Image)

Two Chinese nationals among 12 nabbed for defrauding ‘thousands’

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:15 AM IST
The DCP said the gang floated this fraud as a multi-level marketing scheme, in which users could earn a percentage of a money made by people referred by them. Investigators claimed that two other Chinese nationals, who the police believe to be the kingpins of the racket, are on the run.
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Partho Dasgupta, the former chief executive officer of BARC India, was arrested in the alleged TRP rigging scam by crime branch of the Mumbai Police on December 24 last year.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Partho Dasgupta, the former chief executive officer of BARC India, was arrested in the alleged TRP rigging scam by crime branch of the Mumbai Police on December 24 last year.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

TRP scam: Ex-CEO of BARC hospitalised

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Dasgupta, a diabetic, was rushed to the hospital from the Taloja Central Prison in Navi Mumbai in the early hours of Saturday after his blood sugar levels went up on Friday midnight.
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Around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each session site on the inaugural day.
Around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each session site on the inaugural day.

Don't want to do politics over Covid-19 vaccine, says Uddhav Thackeray

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:19 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched India's vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus via video conferencing.
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Patil said the vaccine was a new beginning for everyone.(HT Photo)
Patil said the vaccine was a new beginning for everyone.(HT Photo)

Municipal officer 1st to get Covid vaccine in Kalyan, she has a message

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Thane/kalyan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:03 PM IST
  • Around 2,300 people will get vaccinated in Thane district on Saturday across 23 centres set up in the district
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The inoculation drive is taking place at 285 centres in Maharashtra where 100 healthcare workers will be administered the shots in a day, and cover 28,500 workers, an official said.(HT photo)
The inoculation drive is taking place at 285 centres in Maharashtra where 100 healthcare workers will be administered the shots in a day, and cover 28,500 workers, an official said.(HT photo)

Covid-19 vaccination drive begins in Maharashtra

PTI, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:02 PM IST
The state has received 9.63 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine and 20,000 doses of Covaxin vaccine, which have been distributed to all the districts.
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The IMD attributed this drop in temperature to the cold westerly winds.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
The IMD attributed this drop in temperature to the cold westerly winds.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)

Mumbai temperature dips to 16.6 degree C, air gets cleaner on Saturday

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:45 AM IST
  • Minimum temperature in the state of Maharashtra is expected to see a gradual fall in the coming days, said a weather department official.
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Kimchi, kombucha demand on rise amid buyer's lockdown craze for fermented food(Twitter/SeanWal49402031/thefoodbabe)
Kimchi, kombucha demand on rise amid buyer's lockdown craze for fermented food(Twitter/SeanWal49402031/thefoodbabe)

Kimchi, kombucha demand on rise amid buyer's lockdown craze for fermented food

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:54 PM IST
A sudden spike in demand for fermented health products like kombucha and kimchi has appeared as the behavioural side effects of the pandemic and the lockdowns it spawned
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Milind Soman does pull-ups(Instagram/milindrunning)
Milind Soman does pull-ups(Instagram/milindrunning)

Milind Soman's Friday mantra may inspire you to start your fitness journey soon

By Nishtha Grover
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:28 PM IST
  • Milind Soman recently shared a fitness video in which the actor can be seen doing pull-ups. Along with the clip, he penned an inspiring note asking his followers to make every choice count.
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Dubai’s Emirates suspends flights to Australia’s three largest cities(Twitter/JetPhotos)
Dubai’s Emirates suspends flights to Australia’s three largest cities(Twitter/JetPhotos)

Dubai’s Emirates suspends flights to Australia’s three largest cities

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:25 PM IST
  • Dubai’s Emirates has announced that the last flights to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane will be on January 20 and passengers for those cities will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin
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Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans.(ANI)
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans.(ANI)

Research:s Good diet, glucose uptake in brain lead to longer life in fruit flies

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:39 PM IST
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans.
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Bhumi Pednekar sets fashion inspo for chic office wear in yellow-beige jumpsuit( Instagram/bhumipednekar/tanghavri)
Bhumi Pednekar sets fashion inspo for chic office wear in yellow-beige jumpsuit( Instagram/bhumipednekar/tanghavri)

Bhumi Pednekar sets fashion inspo for chic office wear in yellow-beige jumpsuit

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:06 PM IST
  • Want to make a fashion statement in office while sticking to an easy fit no-fuss garment? Look no further as Bhumi Pednekar sorts your fashion woes with her radiant look in a dirt yellow and beige jumpsuit that is sure to steal all the spotlight at work
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Devoleena Bhattacharjee was a contestant on Bigg Boss earlier.(Instagram)
Devoleena Bhattacharjee was a contestant on Bigg Boss earlier.(Instagram)

Bigg Boss 14: Vikas says Devoleena won't be his proxy, hints she may enter soon

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:08 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14: Clarifying that neither Rashami Desai, nor Devoleena Bhattacharjee were approached to play his proxy, Vikas Gupta wished Devoleena all the best, in case she enters the show.
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Shubrajyoti Barat has acted in projects such as Mirzapur and Article 15.
Shubrajyoti Barat has acted in projects such as Mirzapur and Article 15.

Shubrajyoti Barat: After Mirzapur, people came to know I exist!

By Deep Saxena
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:43 PM IST
Mirzapur and Article 15 actor Shubrajyoti Barat has religiously done theatre for over two decades
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As she celebrates her birthday, today, Rasika hopes the years are making me more fearless rather than the other way round.
As she celebrates her birthday, today, Rasika hopes the years are making me more fearless rather than the other way round.

Rasika Dugal: The digital space seems to be a healthy competitive space

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:39 PM IST
Birthday girl Rasika Dugal is looking forward to an exciting year with many web series lined up.
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Mohit Malik tested coronavirus positive while his wife is safe.(Instagram)
Mohit Malik tested coronavirus positive while his wife is safe.(Instagram)

Mohit Malik tests Covid-19 positive: 'Addite is fortunately safe'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:57 PM IST
  • Lockdown Ki Love Story's Mohit Malik has tested positive for Covid-19 and has isolated himself.
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The couple has been reading books on parenthood.
The couple has been reading books on parenthood.

Nakuul Mehta: It is tough to know what kind of parents we would be

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:36 AM IST
In an exclusive interview, the actor talks about gearing up for fatherhood, being overwhelmed with information and advice, and why dads aren’t asked about their emotions.
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India has asked WHO chief Tedros to remove the maps that incorrectly depict Indian territories of the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh (Reuters)
India has asked WHO chief Tedros to remove the maps that incorrectly depict Indian territories of the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh (Reuters)

‘Deep displeasure’: India sends a stinker to WHO’s Tedros over incorrect map

UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:50 AM IST
  • The 8 January letter is the third communication to the World Health Organisation in a month, reminding Tedros and his office to fix the maps
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The ruling puts the provisions of SMA on a par with personal laws which require no notice period (PTI)
The ruling puts the provisions of SMA on a par with personal laws which require no notice period (PTI)

Upholding the right to liberty and privacy | HT Editorial

By HT Editorial
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:37 AM IST
The Allahabad High Court has upheld the fundamental right to liberty and privacy with its ruling that a 30-day notice is not mandatory for those seeking to get married under the Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954
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Prime Minister KP Oli’s unconstitutional move to dissolve Parliament (the new Nepali Constitution does not give the PM the right to do so) has led to a de facto split in the Nepal Communist Party (NCP). (Getty Images)
Prime Minister KP Oli’s unconstitutional move to dissolve Parliament (the new Nepali Constitution does not give the PM the right to do so) has led to a de facto split in the Nepal Communist Party (NCP). (Getty Images)

Delhi’s balancing act with Nepal | HT Editorial

By HT Editorial
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:37 AM IST
Nepal’s foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali is in Delhi for a bilateral meeting
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Experts say preventing bird flu is not possible as little research has been done on the virus-carrying capability of migratory birds in CAF (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Experts say preventing bird flu is not possible as little research has been done on the virus-carrying capability of migratory birds in CAF (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Handling the avian flu crisis | HT Editorial

PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 08:00 PM IST
2021 has started with an unprecedented bird flu epidemic in India, causing the death of thousands of wild and poultry birds in 10 states and bleeding the fast-growing poultry industry for a second time over the past year
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Assam, Jan 11 (ANI): BJP national president J.P. Nadda addresses the BJP supporters during a public meeting, at the Police parade ground in Silchar on Monday. (ANI)
Assam, Jan 11 (ANI): BJP national president J.P. Nadda addresses the BJP supporters during a public meeting, at the Police parade ground in Silchar on Monday. (ANI)

The BJP’s political pitch in Assam | HT Editorial

PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 08:00 PM IST
Even as it starts out as the favourite, the BJP must be careful in how it navigates the historical tensions on identity in the region
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