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BSF officials who found the secret tunnel say it appears to have been built by Pakistani military about 6 to 8 years ago(Sourced)
BSF officials who found the secret tunnel say it appears to have been built by Pakistani military about 6 to 8 years ago(Sourced)

Pak’s secret tunnel to push terrorists for 8 years in Jammu detected by BSF

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:09 PM IST
  • It is important to detect all the cross-border tunnels on the Pakistan border because they nullify the impact of soldiers at the LoC blocking infiltration attempts
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi greets party workers in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore on Saturday. (PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi greets party workers in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore on Saturday. (PTI)

PM Modi has no respect for people, culture of Tamil Nadu: Rahul Gandhi

By HT Correspondent | Written by Meenakshi Ray, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:30 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi also attacked the Centre over the three contentious agricultural laws, which have triggered a protest by farmers.
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ITBP personnel on the banks of Pangong Tso, in Ladakh(PTI Photo)
ITBP personnel on the banks of Pangong Tso, in Ladakh(PTI Photo)

India, China to hold ninth round of corps commander level talks tomorrow

By Rahul Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:12 PM IST
India, China to hold ninth round of corps commander level talks over Ladakh standoff tomorrow.
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US President-elect Joe Biden’s proposed National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that he was ‘deeply concerned’ about the imprisonment of pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong.(Reuters)
US President-elect Joe Biden’s proposed National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that he was ‘deeply concerned’ about the imprisonment of pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong.(Reuters)

Joe Biden administration to review US-Taliban agreement

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:31 PM IST
  • US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan also said the US is committed to consulting closely with the Afghan government, NATO allies and regional partners on a collective strategy to support a stable, sovereign, and secure future for the country.
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Greg Chappell.(Reuters)
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'Our young cricketers are weekend warriors compared to their Indian compatriots'

By hindustantimes.com | PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:49 PM IST
In the last Test in Brisbane, India were playing a highly inexperienced bowling attack with T Natarajan, Washington Sundar making their debuts while Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini played their first match in Sydney and Shardul Thakur had only played a single Test match before Brisbane.
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Part of the continuing fascination with Bose is the attraction of the rebel. His dramatic escape from house arrest in Calcutta in 1941 and arrival in Berlin is the stuff of myth.(HT Archives)
Part of the continuing fascination with Bose is the attraction of the rebel. His dramatic escape from house arrest in Calcutta in 1941 and arrival in Berlin is the stuff of myth.(HT Archives)

The patriot who will never die

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:04 AM IST
As West Bengal heads to elections this year, Netaji’s legacy is once again up for grabs. The central government has announced that Netaji’s birth anniversary will be celebrated as Parakram Diwas.
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Bose started a newspaper, rose steadily through the Congress, organised ground movements with his rousing addresses, and eventually became mayor in 1930.
Bose started a newspaper, rose steadily through the Congress, organised ground movements with his rousing addresses, and eventually became mayor in 1930.

Firebrand who shaped Bengal’s politics, culture

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:07 AM IST
Born in Cuttack in 1897 in a prominent Bengali family, Subhas Chandra Bose went to college in erstwhile Calcutta and chose the city as his political arena.
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Parmanand, 100, Indian National Army veteran. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Parmanand, 100, Indian National Army veteran. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

‘Our only goal was to ensure that India became free’

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:09 AM IST
In April 1940, Parmanand, then 20, joined the First Regiment Army in Gurugram. He was sent to Ambala and further to Karachi for training, and then through the ship, the regiment left for Singapore to fight against Japan in the ongoing World War II.
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Prime Minister Imran Khan has contended that Pakistan's economy has made a remarkable turnaround.(Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial)
Prime Minister Imran Khan has contended that Pakistan's economy has made a remarkable turnaround.(Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial)

Imran Khan jumped the gun. This time, over Pakistan’s economic turnaround

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:51 PM IST
  • Pakistan's GDP growth had slowed down much before the coronavirus outbreak, growing by 1.9% in 2019 as compared to a decade-high of 5.8% the previous year when Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf came to power.
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WWE Superstar Spectacle.(WWE)

Triple H explains why WWE decided to hold Superstar Spectacle on Republic Day

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:03 PM IST
  • It is something of an unprecedented move that a WWE show will be produced specially for the Indian audience and will showcase a lot of top WWE superstars. WWE haven’t done that for a non-UK, non-US population and it shows how much the company values the country in their growth plans.
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Priyanka Chopra has shot for a new episode of Hot Ones.
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Priyanka Chopra paces around with milk in hand after shooting another Hot Ones

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:20 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra has shot for yet another episode of Hot Ones where celebrities are made to gulp down spicy sauces, to test their tolerance for hot food.
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Kareena Kapoor in a glimpse from the photo shoot.

Kareena Kapoor is all about style and glamour in an all-black photo shoot. Watch

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:22 PM IST
Kareena Kapoor has shared a video from one of her glamourous photo shoots. She is seen dressed in a black gown with a thigh-high slit.
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File image of Gautam Gambhir who led KKR to two IPL titles.(Getty Images)

'He should be allowed to go elsewhere': Gambhir 'surprised' KKR retained spinner

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:23 PM IST
Speaking on Star Sports, Gambhir said that KKR should have allowed Kuldeep to go elsewhere in case he is not in their plans for the future.
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Varun Dhawan at the wedding venue.
Varun Dhawan at the wedding venue.

Varun Dhawan arrives at venue ahead of wedding with Natasha Dalal

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:40 PM IST
Ahead of his wedding with Natasha Dalal, Varun Dhawan was seen arriving at his wedding venue, The Mansion House, in Alibaug on Saturday. See pictures here.
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Taapsee Pannu has shared a post about her 2015 film Baby.
Taapsee Pannu has shared a post about her 2015 film Baby.

Taapsee Pannu recalls the 7 minutes that changed the direction of tide for her

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:14 PM IST
Taapsee Pannu has talked about her short role in Akshay Kumar's 2015 film Baby. She said it changed the direction of tide for her.
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Priyanka Chopra has shot for a new episode of Hot Ones.
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Priyanka Chopra paces around with milk in hand after shooting another Hot Ones

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Priyanka Chopra has shot for yet another episode of Hot Ones where celebrities are made to gulp down spicy sauces, to test their tolerance for hot food.
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Varun Dhawan at the wedding venue.
Varun Dhawan at the wedding venue.

Varun Dhawan arrives at venue ahead of wedding with Natasha Dalal

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:40 PM IST
Ahead of his wedding with Natasha Dalal, Varun Dhawan was seen arriving at his wedding venue, The Mansion House, in Alibaug on Saturday. See pictures here.
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Kareena Kapoor in a glimpse from the photo shoot.
Kareena Kapoor in a glimpse from the photo shoot.

Kareena Kapoor is all about style and glamour in an all-black photo shoot. Watch

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:22 PM IST
Kareena Kapoor has shared a video from one of her glamourous photo shoots. She is seen dressed in a black gown with a thigh-high slit.
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Audience will ask tough questions to contestants.
Audience will ask tough questions to contestants.

Bigg Boss 14 promo teases a power-packed Weekend Ka Vaar episode, watch

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:28 PM IST
Bigg Boss Weekend Ka Vaar will see a number of ex-contestants grace the episode as well as few audience, some of whom will grill the current contestants. Rahul Vaidya, Abhinav Shukla and Rubina Dilaik will be asked some tough questions.
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Taapsee Pannu has shared a post about her 2015 film Baby.
Taapsee Pannu has shared a post about her 2015 film Baby.

Taapsee Pannu recalls the 7 minutes that changed the direction of tide for her

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:14 PM IST
Taapsee Pannu has talked about her short role in Akshay Kumar's 2015 film Baby. She said it changed the direction of tide for her.
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Not out batsman India's Ravichandran Ashwin, right, and Hanuma Vihari walk from the field.(AP)
Not out batsman India's Ravichandran Ashwin, right, and Hanuma Vihari walk from the field.(AP)

'They made a mistake': Ashwin questions Australia's tactics in Sydney Test

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:46 PM IST
India vs Australia: Speaking in a video on Youtube, Ashwin revealed what went down in the middle and questioned Australia's tactics on the day.
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Indian skipper Virat Kohli.(PTI)
Indian skipper Virat Kohli.(PTI)

Hogg warns against removing Kohli as captain, says it might affect his batting

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:49 PM IST
  • There has been a clamour to remove Virat Kohli as the captain of the Indian cricket team. Even though he is the most successful captain in India’s Test cricket history, some fans have sought to change his leadership role.
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India's Navdeep Saini, right, reacts after injuring his leg.(AP)
India's Navdeep Saini, right, reacts after injuring his leg.(AP)

'I was in pain': How Navdeep Saini bowled despite injury at Gabba

By hindustantimes.com | PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:43 PM IST
Ajinkya 'bhaiya' asked me if I could bowl with injury, I had to say yes: Navdeep Saini
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Greg Chappell.(Reuters)
Greg Chappell.(Reuters)

'Our young cricketers are weekend warriors compared to their Indian compatriots'

By hindustantimes.com | PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:49 PM IST
In the last Test in Brisbane, India were playing a highly inexperienced bowling attack with T Natarajan, Washington Sundar making their debuts while Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini played their first match in Sydney and Shardul Thakur had only played a single Test match before Brisbane.
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Bharat Arun.
Bharat Arun.

Bharat Arun heaps praise on India's 'most complete all-rounder'

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:38 AM IST
  • Jadeja, who did not feature in the first Test against Australia because of an injury, came back into the side for the second Test in Melbourne and immediately left his mark in all three departments of the game.
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The image shows barred spiral galaxy NGC 4535.(Instagram/@nasahubble)

Here’s what colours of this barred spiral galaxy say about its star population

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:22 PM IST
“NGC 4535 is located about 50 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo,” reads a bit of the caption shared alongside the post.
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This image released by Baobab Studios shows an avatar representing actress Daisy Ridley, left, with her character, Magda, at the virtual reality premiere of her short film "Baba Yaga." It’s being called the first ever VR movie premiere. And consumers can experience the premiere space and the film now through Oculus Quest. (Baobab Studios via AP)(AP)
This image released by Baobab Studios shows an avatar representing actress Daisy Ridley, left, with her character, Magda, at the virtual reality premiere of her short film "Baba Yaga." It’s being called the first ever VR movie premiere. And consumers can experience the premiere space and the film now through Oculus Quest. (Baobab Studios via AP)(AP)

‘First ever’ virtual reality movie premiere takes place for short film Baba Yaga

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:12 AM IST
Jennifer Hudson especially liked seeing her team and how much their avatars looked like themselves.
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Oklahoma State Rep. Justin Humphrey prepares to speak at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. A mythical, ape-like creature that has captured the imagination of adventurers for decades has now become the target of Rep. Justin Humphrey. Humphrey, a Republican House member has introduced a bill that would create a Bigfoot hunting season, He says issuing a state hunting license and tag could help boost tourism.(AP)
Oklahoma State Rep. Justin Humphrey prepares to speak at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. A mythical, ape-like creature that has captured the imagination of adventurers for decades has now become the target of Rep. Justin Humphrey. Humphrey, a Republican House member has introduced a bill that would create a Bigfoot hunting season, He says issuing a state hunting license and tag could help boost tourism.(AP)

'Bigfoot' hunting season proposed by Oklahoma lawmaker

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:20 AM IST
Micah Holmes, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, which oversees hunting in Oklahoma, told television station KOCO that the agency uses science-driven research and doesn’t recognize Bigfoot.
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In a cupboard of a rental apartment in a suburb of Melbourne, Yarraville, a man named David Ryan found a travel journal written mostly from 1999-2000.(Reddit/@DoubleRiver)
In a cupboard of a rental apartment in a suburb of Melbourne, Yarraville, a man named David Ryan found a travel journal written mostly from 1999-2000.(Reddit/@DoubleRiver)

Lost travel journal finds its way back to its owner thanks to Reddit

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:50 AM IST
A Redditor named David Ryan asked other Reddit users for help in tracking down the owner of a travel diary he found in a cupboard of a rental property in Melbourne.
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The image shows Serena Williams with her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.(Instagram/@serenawilliams)
The image shows Serena Williams with her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.(Instagram/@serenawilliams)

Watch: Have you seen Serena Williams’ new ‘training partner’? It’s her daughter

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:22 AM IST
Serena Williams shared the video on her personal Instagram profile.
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Several files on Subhash Chandra Bose, previously held in state archives are now being made available on the internet. (File photo)
Several files on Subhash Chandra Bose, previously held in state archives are now being made available on the internet. (File photo)

Bihar govt puts classified files related to Subash Chandra Bose on internet

By Reena Sopam | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:06 PM IST
  • The directorate of state archives in Bihar, decided to upload the prized collection of documents and files related to Bose on the internet and dedicate him the page on his 125th birth anniversary.
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The plea added that the ATPMLA deals with "sensitive and crucial matters" pertaining to Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators Act (SAFEMA), the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS), Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and the Prohibition Of Benami Property Transactions Act (PBPT).(HT Archive)
The plea added that the ATPMLA deals with "sensitive and crucial matters" pertaining to Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators Act (SAFEMA), the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS), Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and the Prohibition Of Benami Property Transactions Act (PBPT).(HT Archive)

PIL seeking direction to govt to fill vacant ATPMLA posts filed in SC

PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:46 PM IST
The plea, filed on January 20 said there has been acute shortage of secretarial and other staffers in the tribunal, adversely impacting the functioning of the tribunal.
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India's active Covid-19 caseload continued to manifest a downward movement and dropped to 1,85,662 on Saturday.(REUTERS Photo/Representative)
India's active Covid-19 caseload continued to manifest a downward movement and dropped to 1,85,662 on Saturday.(REUTERS Photo/Representative)

Covid-19 vaccination: Nearly 14 lakh beneficiaries inoculated

PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:53 PM IST
The country's total caseload has mounted to 1,06,39,684 and the death toll due to the viral disease has climbed to 1,53,184 with 152 people succumbing to it in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi greets party workers in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore on Saturday. (PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi greets party workers in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore on Saturday. (PTI)

PM Modi has no respect for people, culture of Tamil Nadu: Rahul Gandhi

By HT Correspondent | Written by Meenakshi Ray, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:30 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi also attacked the Centre over the three contentious agricultural laws, which have triggered a protest by farmers.
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The SEC called the gram panchayat elections 'historic', given the circumstances under which they were being held.(PTI/ File photo)
The SEC called the gram panchayat elections 'historic', given the circumstances under which they were being held.(PTI/ File photo)

Notification issued for gram panchayat elections in Andhra Pradesh

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:18 PM IST
In the first phase, gram panchayats under 146 revenue mandals in 11 districts will go to polls, according to the notification issued by State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar.
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Khabarovsk : Police detain a man during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Khabarovsk, 6,100 kilometers (3,800 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Authorities in Russia have taken measures to curb protests planned for Saturday against the jailing of Navalny. AP/PTI(AP01_23_2021_000017B)(AP)
Khabarovsk : Police detain a man during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Khabarovsk, 6,100 kilometers (3,800 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Authorities in Russia have taken measures to curb protests planned for Saturday against the jailing of Navalny. AP/PTI(AP01_23_2021_000017B)(AP)

Russia arrests protesters demanding Alexei Navalny's release

AP, Moscow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:16 PM IST
Authorities say his stay in Germany violated terms of a suspended sentence in a criminal conviction in a case that Navalny says was illegitimate.
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The reports describe Donald Trump's increasing frustration with Rosen's refusal to wield the power of the Justice Department to interfere in the count.(Reuters file photo)
The reports describe Donald Trump's increasing frustration with Rosen's refusal to wield the power of the Justice Department to interfere in the count.(Reuters file photo)

Donald Trump mulled replacing attorney general over election results: Report

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:07 PM IST
Trump narrowly lost Georgia to Joe Biden in the November presidential election, in a vote he baselessly claimed was rigged.
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The image first appeared on a Persian-language Twitter feed that carried a link to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's website.(Reuters file photo)
The image first appeared on a Persian-language Twitter feed that carried a link to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's website.(Reuters file photo)

Top Iran leader posts Trump-like image with drone, vows revenge

Reuters, Dubai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:03 PM IST
Tehran retaliated for Soleimani's killing with missile strikes against US targets in Iraq but the two sides backed away from further confrontation.
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2020, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his speech at the commemorating conference on the 70th anniversary of the Chinese army entering North Korea to resist the U.S. army, at the Great Hall fo the People in Beijing. Xi is asking former CEO Howard Schultz of Starbucks to help repair U.S.-Chinese relations that have plunged to their lowest level in decades amid a tariff war and tension over technology and security. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2020, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his speech at the commemorating conference on the 70th anniversary of the Chinese army entering North Korea to resist the U.S. army, at the Great Hall fo the People in Beijing. Xi is asking former CEO Howard Schultz of Starbucks to help repair U.S.-Chinese relations that have plunged to their lowest level in decades amid a tariff war and tension over technology and security. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)(AP)

China Embassy refutes report it’s seeking meeting with the US

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:57 PM IST
Both China and the US should focus on cooperation and manage their disputes in order to facilitate healthy and stable relations, according to the statement.
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On day three of his presidency, Joe Biden announced 'The American Rescue Plan' that includes economic relief for most Americans.(AP)
On day three of his presidency, Joe Biden announced 'The American Rescue Plan' that includes economic relief for most Americans.(AP)

Joe Biden signs executive orders to boost economic relief for Americans

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:38 PM IST
Biden said under his rescue plan, the economy would return to full employment a year faster than without the plan.
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Tennis players during lockdown.(Agencies)
Tennis players during lockdown.(Agencies)

Why the tennis world's best players are hitting balls against hotel walls

By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:22 PM IST
For a group of 72 players, a knock on the door usually means either a RT-PCR test or a delivery of food or some other essential.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia in an MMA bout with Dustin Poirier of the US, earlier this month. Nurmagomedov — a legend who has single-handedly boosted the profile of the sport — recently announced that he’s retiring, following the death of his father and coach earlier this year.(Mahmoud Khaled / AP File Photo)
Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia in an MMA bout with Dustin Poirier of the US, earlier this month. Nurmagomedov — a legend who has single-handedly boosted the profile of the sport — recently announced that he’s retiring, following the death of his father and coach earlier this year.(Mahmoud Khaled / AP File Photo)

UFC chief thinks Khabib Nurmagomedov could return: Report

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:36 AM IST
Despite repeated claims by Khabib Nurmagomedov that he intends to remain retired, UFC president White said Friday that he believes the undefeated UFC lightweight champion -- who stunned the sport by tearfully retiring after his previous match -- "still wants to fight."
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First defeat for Indian women's hockey team on tour of Argentina

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:41 AM IST
In the previous matches, India drew 2-2 and 1-1 respectively with the Argentina junior team.
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File image of Dan Hooker.(Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

EXCLUSIVE | I think that might go the distance: Hooker on Poirier vs McGregor

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:33 PM IST
  • The lightweight division will see another exciting match-up as Kiwi fighter Dan Hooker (20-9) faces former Bellator champion Michael Chandler (21-5).
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Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino with Kylian Mbappe.(REUTERS)
Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino with Kylian Mbappe.(REUTERS)

Mbappe brace as PSG routs Montpellier 4-0, Pochettino back

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:46 AM IST
  • PSG moved three points clear of second-place Lille, which can move level on points by winning at fifth-place Rennes on Sunday but has a vastly inferior goal difference.
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A salesman shows gold necklaces to a customer at a jewellery showroom in Kolkata in this file photo. (Reuters Photo)
A salesman shows gold necklaces to a customer at a jewellery showroom in Kolkata in this file photo. (Reuters Photo)

Gold prices start the week at 48,332 per 10 gram, fall to 48,861

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:19 AM IST
Gold price was up in the national capital on Monday with a recovery in international prices and rupee depreciation, according to HDFC Securities.
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The record rise in prices has led to demands for a cut in excise duty to allow customers to buy fuel at lesser prices.(Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)
The record rise in prices has led to demands for a cut in excise duty to allow customers to buy fuel at lesser prices.(Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)

Fuel prices surge once more. Check what people will have to pay in major cities

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:11 AM IST
Petrol prices in Delhi rose to 85.70 and diesel prices were up by 15 paise to rise to 75.88 per litre.
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While the RBI has sought to increase scrutiny on shadow banks, it has also assured them that the proposed changes will continue to allow those engaged in niche sectors and markets to have flexibility in terms of business operations.
While the RBI has sought to increase scrutiny on shadow banks, it has also assured them that the proposed changes will continue to allow those engaged in niche sectors and markets to have flexibility in terms of business operations.

RBI proposes stricter norms for non-banks

By Gopika Gopakumar, Livemint, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:39 AM IST
The regulator proposed to classify the shadow banks into four categories, depending on their systemic importance and potential risk to the stability of financial system stability.
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The India volatility index, or the VIX, which indicates a rise in fear and anxiety among investors, rose 1% to end at 22.42 on Friday.(PTI)
The India volatility index, or the VIX, which indicates a rise in fear and anxiety among investors, rose 1% to end at 22.42 on Friday.(PTI)

Markets skid amid weak global cues

By Nasrin Sultana, Livemint, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:37 AM IST
Stocks in the Asia-Pacific also traded lower, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng falling 1.6%, China’s Shanghai Composite 0.4%, Japan’s Nikkei 0.44% and South Korea’s Kospi 0.64%.
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After the move was opposed by industry, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on August 23, 2019 that violations of CSR norms under the Companies Act would be treated as a civil liability and not as a criminal offence.(HT file photo. Representative image)
After the move was opposed by industry, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on August 23, 2019 that violations of CSR norms under the Companies Act would be treated as a civil liability and not as a criminal offence.(HT file photo. Representative image)

CSR offences by firms now a ‘civil wrong’, not a crime

By Rajeev Jayaswal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:25 AM IST
In line with a commitment made by the finance minister, the government formally notified that non-compliance with CSR provisions would be a “civil wrong,” not a crime, and shifted such violations to a penalty regime, two officials said, requesting anonymity.
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The government has decided not to offer an additional chance to candidates who took their last attempt at the UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2020.(HT Photo)
The government has decided not to offer an additional chance to candidates who took their last attempt at the UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2020.(HT Photo)

All India Bar Exam-XV: 1.20 lakh advocates to appear at 154 centers

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:44 PM IST
The Bar Council of India (BCI) has said that approximately 1,20,000 advocates are going to appear for the All India Bar Exam (AIBE)-XV (15) which is scheduled to be held on January 24 at 154 centers in 52 cities of the country.
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RBI Recruitment(HT file)
RBI Recruitment(HT file)

RBI Recruitment: Apply online for 241 vacancies for security guard posts

Edited by Nandini
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:25 PM IST
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has invited online applications for recruitment against 241 Vacancies for the post of security guard. Aspirants can apply online till February 12 at rbi.org.in.
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Students outside the examination center for JEE Mains exam at the entry gate of TCSION Digital Zone, near Sherpur Chowk in Ludhiana. (Photo by Harsimar Pal Singh Singh/Hindustan Times)
Students outside the examination center for JEE Mains exam at the entry gate of TCSION Digital Zone, near Sherpur Chowk in Ludhiana. (Photo by Harsimar Pal Singh Singh/Hindustan Times)

Marginal increase in UP Board exam centres as govt amends allotment policy

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:53 AM IST
  • As per the amendment, the total number of centres will not be increased more than 10% as compared to last year
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UPSC IES/ISS Result declared(HT Photo)
UPSC IES/ISS Result declared(HT Photo)

UPSC IES, ISS Result 2020 declared at upsc.gov.in, check merit list here

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:59 AM IST
  • Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the results of Indian Economic Services/Indian Statistical Services written exam on its official website -upsc.gov.in. The written exam was held in October 2020
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The window to send challenges is open till 8pm on Wednesday and as yet, the NTA has not released any statement regarding allegations of discrepancies in OMR sheets and response sheets made by students.(Shutterstock)
The window to send challenges is open till 8pm on Wednesday and as yet, the NTA has not released any statement regarding allegations of discrepancies in OMR sheets and response sheets made by students.(Shutterstock)

SSC CHSL 2019 final answer key for tier 1 exam released at ssc.nic.in

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UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:59 AM IST
  • Staff Selection Commision (SSC) on Friday released the final answer key of Convinced Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) 2019 tier 1 exam on its official website- ssc.nic.in.
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The minimum temperature rose to eight degrees Celsius as a result of easterly winds and a cloud cover over the national capital, an IMD official said.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
The minimum temperature rose to eight degrees Celsius as a result of easterly winds and a cloud cover over the national capital, an IMD official said.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Delhi's minimum temperature rises to 8 degree Celsius

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:31 AM IST
A fresh Western Disturbance (WD) affecting the western Himalayas provided some relief from the chill.
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An authority notice said no non-scheduled flight will be allowed to operate from 10am-1pm from January 20 to 26.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
An authority notice said no non-scheduled flight will be allowed to operate from 10am-1pm from January 20 to 26.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

No flights to, from Delhi airport from 10am-12.15pm till January 26

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:34 AM IST
However, the restriction will not be applicable to the movements of the Indian Air Force, the Border Security Force, the Indian Army or helicopters, the notice said.
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Today she shares a poem she wrote when brother, Vikas, was starting a new life in Europe. (While posing for a snap, her younger son, Samarth, tiptoes from behind, and photo-bombs the portrait.)
Today she shares a poem she wrote when brother, Vikas, was starting a new life in Europe. (While posing for a snap, her younger son, Samarth, tiptoes from behind, and photo-bombs the portrait.)

Delhiwale: Stories on the move

By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:10 AM IST
Jyoti Vij Ahuja is also a writer, who exploited the pandemic by compiling her short stories into a self-published e-book, Marital Bliss & Other Things.
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Earlier, the Delhi Police proposed a route map to the farmers where they could hold a tractor rally on January 26.(ANI file photo)
Earlier, the Delhi Police proposed a route map to the farmers where they could hold a tractor rally on January 26.(ANI file photo)

Farmers at Singhu border allege bid to infiltrate, spark violence

By shiv sunny, Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:14 AM IST
The development came on a day when talks between the farmers and the government broke down, and they said they will go ahead with their January 26 tractor rally inside the national capital – a demonstration that the government is attempting to avert.
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Three districts in the Capital have so far recorded a coverage rate lower than Delhi’s average — Shahdara, North (43.3%) and New Delhi (47.6%).(AFP)
Three districts in the Capital have so far recorded a coverage rate lower than Delhi’s average — Shahdara, North (43.3%) and New Delhi (47.6%).(AFP)

Only 35% health care workers in Delhi's Shahdara district have got jab so far

By Anonna Dutt, Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:49 AM IST
The nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive kicked off on January 16, after which registered health care workers in the Capital have received shots on January 18, 19 and 21 across 81 inoculation centres.
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: Enforcement Directorate office at Ballard Estate in Mumbai. (Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times File Photo/For Representative Purposes Only)
: Enforcement Directorate office at Ballard Estate in Mumbai. (Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times File Photo/For Representative Purposes Only)

PMC Bank case: ED raids five locations, arrests 2 top officials of Viva Group

ANI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:26 AM IST
The premises included a registered office of Viva Group in Virar, a residential premise of the concerned person in Virar, one associated office premise in Andheri and two residential premises of two financial consultants of Viva Group in Juhu, Chembur.
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Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray paid his respect to freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Saturday. (Pratham Gokhale/Hindustan Times File Photo)
Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray paid his respect to freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Saturday. (Pratham Gokhale/Hindustan Times File Photo)

Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray pays tributes to Netaji on birth anniversary

PTI, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:14 AM IST
Thackeray paid floral tributes to the founder of the Indian National Army at 'Matoshree', his private residence in suburban Bandra here.
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The state government has approved <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.3 crore to provide compensation to poultry farm owners who were affected owing to the avian influenza. (HT FILE)
The state government has approved 1.3 crore to provide compensation to poultry farm owners who were affected owing to the avian influenza. (HT FILE)

732 more bird deaths in Maharashtra, toll touches 14K

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:32 AM IST
Till Friday, the state has culled a total of 39,483 poultry birds and eight ducks and destroyed 35,515 eggs and 53,046 kg of poultry feed
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The redevelopment plans for terminus and stations include providing shopping complexes and hotels on the premises to increase the non- fare revenue. (HT FILE)
The redevelopment plans for terminus and stations include providing shopping complexes and hotels on the premises to increase the non- fare revenue. (HT FILE)

Arriving soon in Mumbai: Better Bandra Terminus

By Aroosa Ahmed
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:26 AM IST
The IRSDC is looking at providing road connectivity to the terminus from SV Road. Currently, only one narrow road from the east of the railway station connects to the terminus.
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(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Mumbai sees record 92% turnout on Day 4 of Covid vaccination drive

By Mehul R Thakkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:22 AM IST
The Covid vaccination drive in Mumbai saw a record high turnout on Friday, with 3,539 (92%) of the 3,852 healthcare workers (HCW) getting the shots
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Subhas Chandra Bose(Britannica)

Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti 2021: Quotes, images to share on Netaji's birth day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:20 PM IST
Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti 2021: On his 125th birth anniversary, here are some inspiring quotes that the freedom fighter has said during the course of his lifetime.
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Sophie Choudry, Yasmin Karachiwala add ‘fun’ to pilates' MOTR workout | Watch(Instagram/sophiechoudry/yasminkarachiwala)
Sophie Choudry, Yasmin Karachiwala add ‘fun’ to pilates' MOTR workout | Watch(Instagram/sophiechoudry/yasminkarachiwala)

Sophie Choudry, Yasmin Karachiwala add ‘fun’ to pilates' MOTR workout | Watch

By Zarafshan Shiraz
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:16 PM IST
  • Want to improve your basic fitness or need sport-specific conditioning? Check out this ‘fun combo’ of Sophie Choudry and Yasmin Karachiwala as they perform MOTR workout during pilates session at the gym. Read benefits of this exercise form inside
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Shilpa Shetty(Instagram)

Shilpa Shetty shares the perfect exercise, recipe to improve digestive health

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Alfea Jamal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:36 PM IST
Fitness enthusiast, former Bollywood actor and reality show judge Shilpa Shetty often takes to her social media to share her workout routine and diet tips to help her fans get fitter.
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Naidu suggested that the Indian world view of 'vasudhaiva kutumbakam' (the world is one family) can show the way for the contemporary problems facing humanity.(Unsplash)
Naidu suggested that the Indian world view of 'vasudhaiva kutumbakam' (the world is one family) can show the way for the contemporary problems facing humanity.(Unsplash)

Indian philosophy of oneness has special relevance in today's world: Naidu

PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:15 PM IST
The age-old Indian philosophy of "universal oneness" has a special relevance in a world where the social fabric of many countries and communities are being eroded by hatred, violence, bigotry, sectarianism and other divisive tendencies.
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Biden on Thursday issued an executive order directing federal agencies to require international air travelers to quarantine upon U.S. arrival.(Unsplash)
Biden on Thursday issued an executive order directing federal agencies to require international air travelers to quarantine upon U.S. arrival.(Unsplash)

Travel group, airlines oppose quarantine for US-bound air passengers

Reuters, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:41 AM IST
Groups representing the U.S. travel industry and airlines on Friday voiced opposition to mandatory quarantines for air passengers arriving in the United States from overseas a day after President Joe Biden signed an order to take that step.
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Audience will ask tough questions to contestants.
Audience will ask tough questions to contestants.

Bigg Boss 14 promo teases a power-packed Weekend Ka Vaar episode, watch

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:28 PM IST
Bigg Boss Weekend Ka Vaar will see a number of ex-contestants grace the episode as well as few audience, some of whom will grill the current contestants. Rahul Vaidya, Abhinav Shukla and Rubina Dilaik will be asked some tough questions.
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Naina Singh was last seen in Bigg Boss-14 House. (Sourced)
Naina Singh was last seen in Bigg Boss-14 House. (Sourced)

Naina Singh: One cannot hide their real persona on screen

By S Farah Rizvi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:43 AM IST
Hailing from Moradabad, reality TV star Naina Singh feels it’s tougher to be yourself on screen instead of playing a reel-life character.
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Arshi Khan triggered the fight between Sonali Phogat and Rubina Dilaik.(Colors)
Arshi Khan triggered the fight between Sonali Phogat and Rubina Dilaik.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14: Shefali praises Arshi despite her triggering Sonali-Rubina fight

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:42 AM IST
  • Former Bigg Boss contestant Shefali Bagga praises Arshi Khan for this trait of hers, despite her constant fights with everyone.
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Sonali Phogat is a wild card entry on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)
Sonali Phogat is a wild card entry on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 108: Sonali Phogat cries, says she want to leave the house

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:10 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14 day 108: Abhinav Shukla was once again seen being rude with Rubina Dilaik. Rubina also had a fight with Sonali Phogat who later said she wanted to go home.
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Pavitra Punia feels maybe people doubt them as Eijaz and she had a love-hate relationship on Bigg Boss
Pavitra Punia feels maybe people doubt them as Eijaz and she had a love-hate relationship on Bigg Boss

Pavitra Punia - Eijaz Khan love story: What we have is real. Love is a beautiful

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:27 PM IST
When a celebrity declares their love on national television, it is often believed to be not-so-genuine and just for the camera
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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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