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Farmers push aside a bus to pass along a road during the tractor rally, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)
Farmers push aside a bus to pass along a road during the tractor rally, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)

Farmers' body Samyukt Kisan Morcha calls off tractor rally with immediate effect

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:00 PM IST
The announcement comes after a day of violence in Delhi in which policemen were injured and buses vandalised.
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Farmers protest against the farm laws.(HT photo)
Farmers protest against the farm laws.(HT photo)

LIVE: 83 police personnel injured during farmers' protests, say police

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 10:08 PM IST
Union home minister Amit Shah held a meeing with Delhi police and other officials to take stock of law and order situation after protests turn violent.
Early this month, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva had said that India “actually has taken very decisive action, very decisive steps to deal with the pandemic and to deal with the economic consequences of it”.(Reuters)
Early this month, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva had said that India “actually has taken very decisive action, very decisive steps to deal with the pandemic and to deal with the economic consequences of it”.(Reuters)

IMF projects 11.5% growth rate for India in 2021

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:58 PM IST
In its latest update, the IMF projected a 11.5 per cent growth rate for India in 2021. This makes India the only major economy of the world to register a double-digit growth in 2021, it said.
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Protesting farmers remove the barricades after breaching the routes during their tractor rally, at Ghazipur border near Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Protesting farmers remove the barricades after breaching the routes during their tractor rally, at Ghazipur border near Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

Explained: As tractor rally turns violent in Delhi, what farmers want

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:24 PM IST
As far as negotiations with the government are concerned, the agenda of the farmers is to focus the discussions only on ways in which the new laws can be scrapped.
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Farmers clashed with Delhi Police personnel near Akshardham. Vehicles parked on the road and DTC buses were damaged(PTI Photo)
Farmers clashed with Delhi Police personnel near Akshardham. Vehicles parked on the road and DTC buses were damaged(PTI Photo)

Timeline of Trouble: Vandalism and violence during Delhi’s R-Day tractor rally

Written by Aditi Prasad, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:52 PM IST
It all began when protesting farmers broke their agreement with the Delhi police and started deviating from approved routes and started moving towards central Delhi.
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This liberal democratic design has served India well. But the Republic can only work well if all pillars of the Constitution function in letter and spirit (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
This liberal democratic design has served India well. But the Republic can only work well if all pillars of the Constitution function in letter and spirit (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Celebrating the Republic | HT Editorial

By HT Editorial
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:16 AM IST
As India marks its 72nd Republic Day, it is instructive to go back to the scale of achievement of the founding moment of modern Indian constitutionalism
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India's captain Ajinkya Rahane gives instructions to teammates on day four of the fourth cricket Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba in Brisbane on January 18, 2021. (AFP)
India's captain Ajinkya Rahane gives instructions to teammates on day four of the fourth cricket Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba in Brisbane on January 18, 2021. (AFP)

Interview | 'Told Pujara to continue, I'll look for runs': Rahane on Gabba chase

By Sanjjeev K Samyal, Rasesh Mandani
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:11 AM IST
The reserved and soft-spoken Ajinkya Rahane led the team aggressively and astutely: “It was a challenge as well as a responsibility, and I thought it was the best opportunity for me to stand up, send that message, he said.
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Non-elected institutions such as the judiciary and media have to play a balancing role. The danger is when they also come to be perceived as the voices of the majority and against non-majorities. People will then resort to methods that Ambedkar rejected as unconstitutional (Manoj Dhaka/Hindustan Times)
Non-elected institutions such as the judiciary and media have to play a balancing role. The danger is when they also come to be perceived as the voices of the majority and against non-majorities. People will then resort to methods that Ambedkar rejected as unconstitutional (Manoj Dhaka/Hindustan Times)

A roadmap to reform democracy

By Ram Madhav
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:16 AM IST
Elected institutions must become less majoritarian, while other institutions must give voice to non-majorities and provide balance
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India celebrates winning on day five of the fourth test match between Australia and India at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.(via REUTERS)
India celebrates winning on day five of the fourth test match between Australia and India at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.(via REUTERS)

The Brisbane chase: 'At Tea, if we have wickets in hand, we’ll take the game'

UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:49 PM IST
At the beginning of that process, the Adelaide defeat, India batting coach Vikram Rathour and his colleagues in the coaching staff had sensed the glimmer of an opportunity.
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Justice P Ganediwala held that since there was no skin-to-skin contact, this did not fall within the ambit of Pocso (Bhushan Koyande)
Justice P Ganediwala held that since there was no skin-to-skin contact, this did not fall within the ambit of Pocso (Bhushan Koyande)

Ensure justice for child sexual abuse survivors | HT Editorial

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UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:17 AM IST
There can be no room for ambiguity in child abuse cases and any loophole which allows for this must be plugged at once
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Kangana launches fresh attack against Diljit, Priyanka on Republic Day

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:46 PM IST
  • "The whole world is laughing at us today," Kangana Ranaut wrote in a new tweet, targeting Diljit Dosanjh and Priyanka Chopra.
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Boney Kapoor during the launch of a book on late actress Sridevi.(IANS)

Boney Kapoor 'upset' about RRR-Maidaan clash, says Ajay Devgn was blindsided

UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:08 PM IST
  • Producer Boney Kapoor and his Maidaan director, Amit Sharma, are miffed about RRR potentially clashing with their film at the box office.
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Brisbane : India's Shubman Gill bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. AP/PTI(AP01_19_2021_000009B)(AP)
Brisbane : India's Shubman Gill bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. AP/PTI(AP01_19_2021_000009B)(AP)

'Boss, just carry on': Rathour says Gill had 'all the answers' against Australia

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:44 PM IST
India vs Australia: Speaking in a video on R Ashwin's Youtube channel, Rathour said that he was surprised to see Gill's clarity of plans.
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Hrithik Roshan was married to Zayed's sister, Sussanne Khan.
Hrithik Roshan was married to Zayed's sister, Sussanne Khan.

Hrithik goes on hike with Zayed Khan, shares rare picture with ex-brother-in-law

UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:31 PM IST
  • Hrithik Roshan has shared a rare picture with ex-brother-in-law Zayed Khan, who accompanied him on a hike. See the picture here.
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Agarkar believes teams may still chase Maxwell despite poor IPL 2020

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:38 PM IST
Former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar stated that some other franchise may still go for him and bid for the Australian all-rounder with a heavy sum.
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The White Tiger movie review: Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao in a still from the new Ramin Bahrani film.

Adarsh Gourav, The Disciple score nominations at Independent Spirit Awards

UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:38 PM IST
  • Director Chaitanya Tamhane's The Disciple, which opened to critical acclaim at the Venice and Toronto film festivals, has been nominated in the Best International Film category at the 36th annual Independent Spirit Awards. Adarsh Gourav has been nominated for Best Male Lead, for The White Tiger.
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Amitabh Bachchan shows off his new mask.

Amitabh's grandkids, Navya and Agastya, can't get enough of his high-tech mask

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:56 PM IST
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Boney Kapoor during the launch of a book on late actress Sridevi.(IANS)
Boney Kapoor during the launch of a book on late actress Sridevi.(IANS)

Boney Kapoor 'upset' about RRR-Maidaan clash, says Ajay Devgn was blindsided

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  • Producer Boney Kapoor and his Maidaan director, Amit Sharma, are miffed about RRR potentially clashing with their film at the box office.
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Hrithik Roshan was married to Zayed's sister, Sussanne Khan.
Hrithik Roshan was married to Zayed's sister, Sussanne Khan.

Hrithik goes on hike with Zayed Khan, shares rare picture with ex-brother-in-law

UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:31 PM IST
  • Hrithik Roshan has shared a rare picture with ex-brother-in-law Zayed Khan, who accompanied him on a hike. See the picture here.
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Actor Luv Sinha has been a part of the films Sadiyaan and Paltan.

Luv Sinha: Wouldn’t call my film journey easy, never asked my father to call anyone

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:06 PM IST
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India's captain Ajinkya Rahane gives instructions to teammates on day four of the fourth cricket Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba in Brisbane on January 18, 2021.(AFP)
India's captain Ajinkya Rahane gives instructions to teammates on day four of the fourth cricket Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba in Brisbane on January 18, 2021.(AFP)

Ajinkya Rahane, Shardul Thakur arrive in Chennai for England Tests

PTI, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 10:04 PM IST
The other Indian players, including skipper Virat Kohli, are expected to reach Chennai in batches on Wednesday.
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Police remove a group of spectators from their seats after Mohammed Siraj of India complained to umpires of being racially abused during day four of the third test match between Australia and India at the SCG, Sydney, Australia, January 10, 2021.(via REUTERS)
Police remove a group of spectators from their seats after Mohammed Siraj of India complained to umpires of being racially abused during day four of the third test match between Australia and India at the SCG, Sydney, Australia, January 10, 2021.(via REUTERS)

CA tells ICC it couldn't identify those who racially abused players: Report

PTI, Sydney
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:56 PM IST
'The Age' reported that the CA investigators "have cleared the six men ejected from their seats during the Sydney Test of racially abusing Mohammed Siraj."
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Australia's captain Tim Paine. File(Action Images via Reuters)

'I like his chances': Isa Guha names player who can replace Paine as captain

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:08 PM IST
Australia captain Tim Paine's future has come under scrutiny following the series defeat against India at home.
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‘My captain boosted my morale’: Ajinkya Rahane

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:53 PM IST
Rahane revealed how he has been getting backed by his captain - Virat Kohli -whenever he failed to perform with the bat.
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India's Shardul Thakur bats during play on day three of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)
India's Shardul Thakur bats during play on day three of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)

'He was bowling well': Shardul recalls his six off Lyon to score Test fifty

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:46 PM IST
'He was bowling well': Shardul recalls his six off Lyon to score Test fifty
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NASA shared this image on its official Instagram account on January 26.(Instagram/@nasa)
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‘Glowing with the flow:’ NASA posts amazing pic of aurora above Earth's horizon

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:42 PM IST
“That alone is the best view anyone can experience,” read one comment under the share.
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The image shows Ricky Pond with his son and daughter.(Instagram/@ricky.pond)
The image shows Ricky Pond with his son and daughter.(Instagram/@ricky.pond)

Jai Ho: US ‘Dancing Dad’ posts special video to celebrate Republic Day. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:47 PM IST
Once again, Ricky Pond has grabbed netizens' attention with a unique video for the Republic Day.
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The face-covering featured cartoon images of some of the heroes including the insanely popular fictional character -- the Hulk and Captain America.(Instagram/@samuelljackson)
The face-covering featured cartoon images of some of the heroes including the insanely popular fictional character -- the Hulk and Captain America.(Instagram/@samuelljackson)

Samuel L Jackson dons 'Avengers' mask while getting Covid-19 vaccine shot

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:17 PM IST
Samuel took to Instagram and posted a photo of himself wearing the mask along with a caption that read, "At The Forum getting that 1st jab!!"
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The image shows the elderly woman being helped by two skaters.(Reddit)
The image shows the elderly woman being helped by two skaters.(Reddit)

Netizens gush over wholesome video of skaters helping elderly woman to skate

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:27 PM IST
After watching the video, you may find yourself rooting for this ‘skater granny’.
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The animal contingents in the 72nd Republic Day parade was loved by netizens.(Twitter)
The animal contingents in the 72nd Republic Day parade was loved by netizens.(Twitter)

Republic Day 2021: Tweeple share thoughts on special day

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 02:26 PM IST
Hashtags #RepublicDay and #RepublicDay2021 were seen trending on Twitter.
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Battle tanks move through the ceremonial Rajpath boulevard during India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Republic Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the country's constitution on Jan. 26, 1950. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)(AP)
Battle tanks move through the ceremonial Rajpath boulevard during India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Republic Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the country's constitution on Jan. 26, 1950. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)(AP)

Relationship with India remains strong, says US in R-Day greeting

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 10:06 PM IST
“Happy 72nd Republic Day, India!” the South and Central Asia Bureau of the State Department tweeted.
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A tractor parade by the farmer unions meant to highlight their demands dissolved into anarchy on the streets of the national capital during the day (ANI Photo)
A tractor parade by the farmer unions meant to highlight their demands dissolved into anarchy on the streets of the national capital during the day (ANI Photo)

No place for such incidents in democracy: Cong

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:56 PM IST
  • Putting the onus of Tuesday's events on the government and questioning it for not accepting the farmers demands, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said it was not right on the government's part to create a facade of talks and neither conceding to their demands nor proposing any solution.
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Web series 'Tandav' started streaming on Amazon Prime on January 15.
Web series 'Tandav' started streaming on Amazon Prime on January 15.

'Tandav' director to appear before Lucknow Police, crucial SC hearing tomorrow

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:56 PM IST
'Tandav', a nine-episode political thriller, started streaming on Amazon Prime on January 15. The web series stars Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub among others.
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Police lathicharge farmers who were attempting to break barricades at ITO during their 'tractor march' on Republic Day, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Police lathicharge farmers who were attempting to break barricades at ITO during their 'tractor march' on Republic Day, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Legal action to be taken against those who assaulted police during tractor rally

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:55 PM IST
The time and the routes for the tractor rally were finalised after several rounds of meetings held among Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi police, and farmers' leaders.
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Sikar and Bhilwara in Rajasthan recorded minimum temperatures of 0.5 degrees Celsius and 1.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.(HT Photo/ Sakib Ali )
Sikar and Bhilwara in Rajasthan recorded minimum temperatures of 0.5 degrees Celsius and 1.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.(HT Photo/ Sakib Ali )

Cold wave intensifies in parts of Rajasthan; some respite for Kashmir

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:47 PM IST
In Uttar Pradesh, cold wave conditions prevailed at isolated places in the past 24 hours with the lowest temperature recorded at 2.4 degrees Celsius in Etawah.
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Currently landslide alerts are provided more informally, based on rain-gauge readings, which amounts to "now-casting, not forecasting" and doesn't take into account geological data.(Representational/ AP)
Currently landslide alerts are provided more informally, based on rain-gauge readings, which amounts to "now-casting, not forecasting" and doesn't take into account geological data.(Representational/ AP)

New warning system in Bangladesh to tackle rising landslide risk

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:52 PM IST
Initially, the new alerts are likely to be introduced in May, when the monsoon season begins, in Cox's Bazar in southeast Bangladesh.
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Former US President Donald Trump gestures as he and former first lady Melania Trump depart the White House.(Reuters)
Former US President Donald Trump gestures as he and former first lady Melania Trump depart the White House.(Reuters)

Trump impeachment trial faces challenge from Republican Senator Paul

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:38 PM IST
Senator Rand Paul, a Trump ally, has pledged to force a vote on whether the Constitution allows the Senate to try the former president who is now a private citizen. Trump left office on Jan. 20.
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“This is the hour of multilateralism,” German Chancellor Merkel said. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)(AP)
“This is the hour of multilateralism,” German Chancellor Merkel said. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)(AP)

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron push for return to pre-Trump cooperation

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:30 PM IST
A week after Joe Biden’s inauguration, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron used virtual addresses to the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda to talk up the value of international cooperation and to push for coordinated action on issues ranging from digital taxation to trade and climate change.
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Sputnik V vaccine was registered months ahead of its western counterparts in August last year. (REUTERS)
Sputnik V vaccine was registered months ahead of its western counterparts in August last year. (REUTERS)

Iran approves Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:22 PM IST
Iran, which is fighting the Middle East's deadliest outbreak, has said it will only rely on vaccines made by Russia, India or China, while also working to produce a homemade jab.
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"It is a tragedy that we have now seen more than 100,000 deaths from Covid-19. This is a dreadful milestone to have reached, and behind each death will be a story of sorrow and grief,” said Chris Hopson, Chief Executive of NHS Providers, a membership organisation for the state-funded National Health Service (NHS).(AFP)
"It is a tragedy that we have now seen more than 100,000 deaths from Covid-19. This is a dreadful milestone to have reached, and behind each death will be a story of sorrow and grief,” said Chris Hopson, Chief Executive of NHS Providers, a membership organisation for the state-funded National Health Service (NHS).(AFP)

UK hits grim Covid-19 death toll figure of 100,000

PTI, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:06 PM IST
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) assessment of death certificate data reveals that there have been nearly 104,000 deaths since last year.
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Government decree saves Italy from Olympic suspension

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:20 PM IST
It was one of the final acts of Giuseppe Conte’s government before the premier headed to the presidential palace to offer his resignation amid an unrelated political crisis.
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Better than never: PT Usha's coach O M Nambiar on 'late' Padma recognition

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:18 PM IST
"I feel very happy for this award though it could have been many years back. Still I am happy. Better late than never," Nambiar, who is battling the Parkinson's disease, told PTI in an interaction from his home in Kozikhode.
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Tokyo Olympic Q&A: Officials try to explain how games happen

AP, Tokyo
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:05 PM IST
There's also a skeptical Japanese public. Recent polls suggest 80% want the games postponed again or canceled.
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Former India goalkeeper Prasanta Dora dies of rare disease

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:48 PM IST
According to his elder brother Hemanta, who also played as a goalkeeper for India and Mohun Bagan, Prasanta was diagnosed with Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in December after he developed an unremitting fever.
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Djokovic is our LeBron but we have to call him out sometimes: Kyrgios

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 01:40 PM IST
The maverick Australian called the Serbian's ill-fated Adria Tour in June "boneheaded" and described Djokovic as a "tool" last week when he wrote to Australian Open organisers asking for the easing of quarantine conditions.
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The bank is complying with its legal obligations and is "not in a position to judge the motives" of Hong Kong police, chief executive Noel Quinn said on Tuesday(Reuters)
The bank is complying with its legal obligations and is "not in a position to judge the motives" of Hong Kong police, chief executive Noel Quinn said on Tuesday(Reuters)

HSBC 'aiding crackdown on democracy' in Hong Kong, British lawmakers say

Reuters, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:41 PM IST
  • Founded in Hong Kong but headquartered in Britain, HSBC has historically tried to remain politically neutral. Recently however it has shown support for Beijing, most notably last June when its top executive in Asia signed a petition backing China’s imposition of a national security law on Hong Kong.
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The Indian-American economist said the projected recovery in growth this year follows a severe collapse in 2020.(Bloomberg)
The Indian-American economist said the projected recovery in growth this year follows a severe collapse in 2020.(Bloomberg)

Covid-19: IMF says pandemic hit global economy projected to grow at 5.5% in 2021

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:55 PM IST
"We project global growth for 2021 at 5.5 per cent, 0.3 percentage point higher than our October forecast, moderating to 4.2 per cent in 2022,” said Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist of the IMF.
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Early this month, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva had said that India “actually has taken very decisive action, very decisive steps to deal with the pandemic and to deal with the economic consequences of it”.(Reuters)
Early this month, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva had said that India “actually has taken very decisive action, very decisive steps to deal with the pandemic and to deal with the economic consequences of it”.(Reuters)

IMF projects 11.5% growth rate for India in 2021

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:58 PM IST
In its latest update, the IMF projected a 11.5 per cent growth rate for India in 2021. This makes India the only major economy of the world to register a double-digit growth in 2021, it said.
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The Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia.(AP)

Twitter acquires newsletter startup Revue to expand business

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:47 PM IST
Twitter will eliminate some of the service’s fees to encourage more people to create newsletters, and will take a 5% cut on subscription revenue collected through Revue.
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The company's fourth-quarter profit fell 56.7% to $1.74 billion. The company reported that it had recorded litigation expenses of $2.9 billion in the fourth quarter.(REUTERS)
The company's fourth-quarter profit fell 56.7% to $1.74 billion. The company reported that it had recorded litigation expenses of $2.9 billion in the fourth quarter.(REUTERS)

Johnson & Johnson promises 2021 profit jump, vaccine data 'soon'

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:58 PM IST
The company had previously signaled that it expected to deliver data on the trial before the end of January, at a time when global hopes of defeating the virus are riding on securing adequate supplies of multiple vaccines.
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NITRD Recruitment 2021: 56 vacancies for LDC, HMTS, Driver, and others on offer

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:49 PM IST
  • Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions through a prescribed format on or before February 28, 2021.
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Aligarh Muslim University (Image courtesy: amu.ac.in)

AMU buries time capsule to mark 100 years of institution

PTI, Aligarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:07 PM IST
AMU buries time capsule to mark 100 years of institution
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JEE Mains 2021.(PTI)

JEE Mains 2021 correction window to open tomorrow, check details

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:05 PM IST
  • After the correction window opens, candidates who have registered for the JEE Mains 2021 will be able to make corrections in their application forms online at jeemain.nta.nic.in on or before January 30, 2021.
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Student maintain social distancing in class after schools reopened more than 9 months after they were closed due to Covid-19.(HT PHOTO)
Student maintain social distancing in class after schools reopened more than 9 months after they were closed due to Covid-19.(HT PHOTO)

3 states to open schools from tomorrow, put strict Covid-19 norms in place

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:22 PM IST
Schools and other educational institutions across the country had been shut for months after the Centre imposed a lockdown and other related restrictions in the initial phase of the pandemic.
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PM Modi.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)
PM Modi.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)

Bihar's "cycle girl" interacts with PM Modi

PTI, Darbhanga
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 02:42 PM IST
The 16-year-old was among 32 children from across the country who reached their respective National Informatics Centre offices and interacted with the Prime Minister via video conferencing.
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A motorist passes by a mural of frontline workers against coronavirus at RK Puram in New Delhi on July 25. Delhi’s Covid-19 recoveries have outstripped new cases on almost all days this month barring a few exceptions, after ramped-up containment and testing efforts over the past month or so. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
A motorist passes by a mural of frontline workers against coronavirus at RK Puram in New Delhi on July 25. Delhi’s Covid-19 recoveries have outstripped new cases on almost all days this month barring a few exceptions, after ramped-up containment and testing efforts over the past month or so. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Covid-19: Delhi's daily Covid-19 tally drops to 157

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:23 PM IST
157 fresh cases were detected from the 64,973 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, according to Delhi government's health department. Out of these, 36,236 were RT-PCR tests and 28,737 antigen. The death toll reached 10,820 after seven more fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours.
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Protesting farmers clash with the police during their tractor march on Republic Day, in New Delhi. (PTI)
Protesting farmers clash with the police during their tractor march on Republic Day, in New Delhi. (PTI)

AAP says violence has weakened the farmers’ movement, condemns attack

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:42 PM IST
It is regrettable that the Central government allowed the situation to deteriorate to such an extent. The movement has been peaceful for the last two months, AAP said in a statement
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Farmers' tractor rally reaches Red Fort to protest against farm laws on 72nd Republic Day, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Farmers' tractor rally reaches Red Fort to protest against farm laws on 72nd Republic Day, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

DMRC closes several metro stations in Delhi farmers’ tractor rally turns violent

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:10 PM IST
Multiple closures were announced by DMRC through its social media handles as a security measure.
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Farmers at NH-24 Akshardham Ring Road in New Delhi on Tuesday, January 26. (ANI)
Farmers at NH-24 Akshardham Ring Road in New Delhi on Tuesday, January 26. (ANI)

Tractor rally: Mobile internet suspended for 12 hrs at 5 protest sites in Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:23 PM IST
The order stated that even the areas adjoining Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk and Nangloi areas of Delhi will witness temporary suspension of internet services
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Police gather as farmers protest during a tractor rally at the Inner Ring Road in New Delhi, India, on January 26, 2021. (Bloomberg)
Police gather as farmers protest during a tractor rally at the Inner Ring Road in New Delhi, India, on January 26, 2021. (Bloomberg)

Tractor rally violence: Internet services snapped in parts of Delhi-NCR

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:48 PM IST
An official statement issued by the Union home ministry (MHA) said that internet was suspended in Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk and Nangloi and adjoining areas.
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Farmers participate in tractor rally near Nangloi in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Farmers participate in tractor rally near Nangloi in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Cong, NCP, Sena condemn violence; slam Centre for mishandling farmers' protest

By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:08 PM IST
  • “From last 60 days, these farmers were sitting patiently, asking for the farm laws to be withdrawn but the government displayed no serious intentions,” said Pawar.
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The state has a total of 6,159 Active Corona Cases, with an overall recovery rate of 94 per cent.(ANI)
The state has a total of 6,159 Active Corona Cases, with an overall recovery rate of 94 per cent.(ANI)

Uddhav Thackeray reviews restarting local train services for general public

ANI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:47 AM IST
Many senior officials of Railways along with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner, Mumbai police commissioner also attended the meeting.
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School students participate in an awareness Campaign against Child Sex Abuse (CSA) in Hyderabad. (AFP File)
School students participate in an awareness Campaign against Child Sex Abuse (CSA) in Hyderabad. (AFP File)

HC order on ‘skin contact’ in sexual abuse to face test

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:06 AM IST
  • The HC stated that section 8 of the Pocso Act, which penalizes physical contact with sexual intent without penetration, did not apply here as the minor was still wearing her clothes when the accused groped her.
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(Right) Partho Dasgupta, former CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC). (HT FILE)
(Right) Partho Dasgupta, former CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC). (HT FILE)

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

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

Mumbai to get five new cyber police stations on Republic Day

By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:48 AM IST
Each of these cyber police stations will be located in five policing regions of the city, said joint commissioner of police (CP) (law and order) Vishwas Nangre Patil. Chief minister Uddhav Thackerey will inaugurate the stations at DB Marg police station on Tuesday.
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When you go outdoors, you can play with lights. For instance, one can recreate a ceiling of stars with twinkling lights, says Aanchal Bagaria, co-founder, The Wedding Soul
When you go outdoors, you can play with lights. For instance, one can recreate a ceiling of stars with twinkling lights, says Aanchal Bagaria, co-founder, The Wedding Soul

Unique hues, table-grazing: A glimpse of wedding decor in the New Year

By Sanchita Kalra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:00 PM IST
Experts believe in 2021, the focus of wedding decor would be on sustainability, as guests continue to be socially distant
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Children of depressed mothers may experience suicidal thoughts: Study

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:04 PM IST
According to a recent study, children of mothers experiencing depressive symptoms are more at risk, as adolescents, of experiencing suicidal thoughts and attempting suicide.
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Representational image(Unsplash)

Dogs can learn new words after hearing them only four times: Study

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:40 PM IST
The findings of a new study suggest that talented dogs can learn new words after hearing them only four times.
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Representational image(Unsplash)

Here's why toddlers who use touchscreens may be more distractible

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:51 PM IST
Toddlers with high daily touchscreen use are less able to resist distraction compared to toddlers with no or low touchscreen use - according to new research.
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Here's how air pollution is linked to increased risk of irreversible vision loss

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:18 PM IST
Air pollution is associated with an increased risk of progressive and irreversible sight loss, known as age related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a long-term study that could pave the way for new treatment options for the disorder.
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Eijaz Khan in Bigg Boss 14.
Eijaz Khan in Bigg Boss 14.

Eijaz Khan says being broke wasn't the only reason he did Bigg Boss

UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:37 PM IST
  • Eijaz Khan has said that going through financial difficulties wasn't the only reason that he did Bigg Boss 14; he also wanted to resurrect his career.
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Sonali Phogat expressed her feelings for Aly Goni on Bigg Boss 14.
Sonali Phogat expressed her feelings for Aly Goni on Bigg Boss 14.

Sonali Phogat lashes out at trolls saying she should see Aly Goni as her ‘son’

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:39 PM IST
Sonali Phogat hit out at trolls picking on her for expressing feelings for the much younger Aly Goni. She cited the examples of Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas and Sushmita Sen-Rohman Shawl.
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Arshi Khan on Bigg Boss 14.
Arshi Khan on Bigg Boss 14.

Arshi Khan says she doesn't 'want to be an entertainer of Rakhi's standard'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 02:40 PM IST
  • Arshi Khan said that there are different kinds of entertainers in the world, and she doesn't want to be the sort of entertainer that her Bigg Boss 14 co-contestant Rakhi Sawant is.
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Sonali Phogat with Aly Goni on Bigg Boss 14.
Sonali Phogat with Aly Goni on Bigg Boss 14.

Sonali Phogat says her daughter ‘had no problems’ with her feelings for Aly Goni

UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:58 PM IST
Sonali Phogat opened up about developing feelings for Aly Goni on Bigg Boss 14. She said that her family was not upset about her confession on national television.
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Nehha steps into the shoes of Samuya Tandon for the role of Anita Bhabhi in Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain. (Instagram)
Nehha steps into the shoes of Samuya Tandon for the role of Anita Bhabhi in Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain. (Instagram)

Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain: Watch first promo of Nehha Pendse as Anita Bhabhi

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:35 PM IST
Actor Nehha Pendse, who replaces Saumya Tandon in Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain, can be seen in the latest promo for the popular family comedy show.
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Wildlife experts hope that the budgetary allocations will move beyond tigers and elephants to many species in need of attention (HT Photo)
Wildlife experts hope that the budgetary allocations will move beyond tigers and elephants to many species in need of attention (HT Photo)

In a post-pandemic world, a green budget as a vaccine for nature

By Bahar Dutt
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:19 PM IST
Forest officers complain that while budgets are announced with great fanfare, how much reaches the states and when is crucial. Due to the delay in disbursement of funds, salaries to frontline staff and daily wage workers also get delayed.
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In the season of budget presentations, with the economy reeling under the impact of Covid-19, we will, of course, expect the Centre to step up its expenditure (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
In the season of budget presentations, with the economy reeling under the impact of Covid-19, we will, of course, expect the Centre to step up its expenditure (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Reshape spending, at the Centre and in states

By Pulapre Balakrishnan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:11 PM IST
It should concern us that only about a fifth of public expenditure goes towards capital spending and the social sector. This needs reconfiguration
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The vehement opposition the party faced between 2014 and 2016 led them to conclude that despite the party’s historic win, there is an obstructionist cabal that thinks that the BJP has no right to govern India (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The vehement opposition the party faced between 2014 and 2016 led them to conclude that despite the party’s historic win, there is an obstructionist cabal that thinks that the BJP has no right to govern India (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

The roots of the BJP’s unilateralism

By Rahul Verma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:04 PM IST
It believes that the opposition to its policies is not principled. But it shouldn’t underestimate social forces
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If a couple marrying under SMA did not want their details to be made public, they could not be compelled to do so. (AFP)
If a couple marrying under SMA did not want their details to be made public, they could not be compelled to do so. (AFP)

The Allahabad High Court stands up for personal liberty

By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:17 AM IST
The judgment of the Allahabad High Court represents an important judicial pushback against the dominant ideology of State interference in questions of marriage, including by empowering social and vigilante groups.
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The legal tool of temporary injunction has become a gagging tool for plaintiffs to shut down books that portray them in harsh light (Shutterstock)
The legal tool of temporary injunction has become a gagging tool for plaintiffs to shut down books that portray them in harsh light (Shutterstock)

Free speech and the death of a book

By Chiki Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:15 AM IST
In the last four years, I have dealt with two such cases, and I have a small list of books. Most of my fellow publishers have also dealt with such cases in the last few years — in some cases they have won, in others they have withdrawn the book. A legal tool that is to be used sparingly is turning into a weapon wielded with far less care, far less thought.
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