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A medical worker displays a Covishield vaccine vial at the government Rajaji hospital in Madurai on January 16. The inoculation campaign across the world’s second-most populous country will showcase whether Covid-19 can be swiftly tamed in nations with disjointed health and transportation networks.( Arun Sankar / AFP)
A medical worker displays a Covishield vaccine vial at the government Rajaji hospital in Madurai on January 16. The inoculation campaign across the world’s second-most populous country will showcase whether Covid-19 can be swiftly tamed in nations with disjointed health and transportation networks.( Arun Sankar / AFP)

Maldives, Bangladesh to be among first to get Covid-19 vaccines from India

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:44 PM IST
  • People familiar with developments said on condition of anonymity that 100,000 doses of the Covishield vaccine would be provided to the Maldives on Wednesday.
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The ministry of external affairs in a statement said that India will continue to supply vaccines to neighbouring countries in a phased manner over the next few months. (Samir Jana/HT PHOTOS)
The ministry of external affairs in a statement said that India will continue to supply vaccines to neighbouring countries in a phased manner over the next few months. (Samir Jana/HT PHOTOS)

India 'deeply honoured' to meet the world's healthcare needs: PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:53 PM IST
  • Bhutan, the Maldives and Bangladesh will be among the first countries in the neighbourhood to receive Covid-19 vaccines from India as grant assistance.
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Saif Ali Khan in a still from Tandav.
Saif Ali Khan in a still from Tandav.

Tandav creator says changes will be implemented to controversial scenes

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:33 PM IST
  • Changes will be made to Tandav, after the web series was embroiled in a controversy surrounding certain scenes. Director Ali Abbas Zafar has issued a statement.
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A US military aide carries the "president's emergency satchel," also know as "the football," with the nuclear launch codes.(AP)
A US military aide carries the "president's emergency satchel," also know as "the football," with the nuclear launch codes.(AP)

How ‘nuclear football’ handover to occur at inauguration in Trump’s absence

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:52 PM IST
Trump has currently the sole legal authority to authorise the use of the nuclear arsenal, which would transfer to President-elect Joe Biden at 12pm on January 20.
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Indian players pose with the winning trophy after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket Test match at the Gabba, Brisbane(PTI)
Indian players pose with the winning trophy after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket Test match at the Gabba, Brisbane(PTI)

India claim top-spot in WTC standings after historic win at The Gabba

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:10 PM IST
Team India now has 430 points while second-placed New Zealand have 420 points in their kitty. Australia, with 322 points, are placed at the third spot.
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The mega-project, with an initial outlay of $ 46 billion, envisages CPEC as a hub with Gwadar’s port, energy, transport infrastructure and industrial cooperation as its four main spokes.(REUTERS)
The mega-project, with an initial outlay of $ 46 billion, envisages CPEC as a hub with Gwadar’s port, energy, transport infrastructure and industrial cooperation as its four main spokes.(REUTERS)

CPEC: China’s designs, Pakistan’s ambivalence, and India’s opposition

By Sujan Chinoy
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:35 PM IST
Economic motivation apart, China seeks to use the CPEC to consolidate its presence in a disputed region. If internal instability overwhelms Pakistan in the future, the CPEC affords China an opportunity to claim Hunza on the basis of specious historical records.
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Many Indian officials believe that China's will not move out of the contested points in East Ladakh sector till President Xi Jinping delivers his address to mark 100 years of Communist Party of China (AFP)
Many Indian officials believe that China's will not move out of the contested points in East Ladakh sector till President Xi Jinping delivers his address to mark 100 years of Communist Party of China (AFP)

China’s PLA may ramp up military activity in Ladakh in 2 months

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 03:28 PM IST
  • India does hope that the incoming Biden administration will stand by its commitments on China, South China Sea, Taiwan or Indo-Pacific at large but New Delhi is not dependent on the US for handling the PLA on land frontiers
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Women farmers during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border), January 18, 2021 (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Women farmers during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border), January 18, 2021 (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

The political economy driving farm protests

By Neelanjan Sircar
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:30 PM IST
The concentration of political and economic power has made democratic contestation challenging. Citizens are finding other methods
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Given the fragile nature of social protection for these working women, all provision of maternity protection should be universally applicable to all working women regardless of the consistency or duration of work and independent of their current status of employment. ((SHUTTERSTOCK))
Given the fragile nature of social protection for these working women, all provision of maternity protection should be universally applicable to all working women regardless of the consistency or duration of work and independent of their current status of employment. ((SHUTTERSTOCK))

The government must universalise maternity benefits

By Dipa Sinha, Jashodhara Dasgupta
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:33 PM IST
Maternity benefits should be a right of all workers regardless of employment status, or the number of children
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Relatively speaking, the number of people reporting side effects is a fraction of the total immunised (REUTERS)
Relatively speaking, the number of people reporting side effects is a fraction of the total immunised (REUTERS)

Have faith in the vaccines | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:18 AM IST
India began its vaccination drive against Covid-19 on Saturday
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Multiple women have accused Sajid Khan of sexual misconduct.

Sherlyn accuses Sajid of exposing himself to her days after her dad's death

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:20 PM IST
  • Sherlyn Chopra has accused disgraced director Sajid Khan of sexual misconduct, adding that he's protected by the Bollywood 'mafia'.
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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal have been in a relationship for quite some time now.
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal have been in a relationship for quite some time now.

'Heard Varun Dhawan's getting married this weekend': Pahlaj spills the beans

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:03 PM IST
  • Pahlaj Nihalani has said that although he hasn't received an invitation, he's heard that Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal are tying the knot this weekend.
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Indian players pose with the winning trophy after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket Test match at the Gabba, Brisbane(PTI)
Indian players pose with the winning trophy after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket Test match at the Gabba, Brisbane(PTI)

India claim top-spot in WTC standings after historic win at The Gabba

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:10 PM IST
Team India now has 430 points while second-placed New Zealand have 420 points in their kitty. Australia, with 322 points, are placed at the third spot.
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Salman Khan has said that Radhe will release in theatres.
Salman Khan has said that Radhe will release in theatres.

Salman Khan confirms Radhe theatrical release on Eid 2021

By HT Entertainment Desk, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:39 PM IST
Salman Khan has now confirmed that after receiving requests of theatre owners from across the country, he will release his next, Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai, in theatres on Eid this year.
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India players celebrate after beating Australia in Brisbane(BCCI/Twitter)
India players celebrate after beating Australia in Brisbane(BCCI/Twitter)

'Don't know how to describe': Emotional Rahane struggles to find words after win

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:04 PM IST
Captain Ajinkya Rahane struggled to find words initially to describe his feelings after India won the series 2-1 to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
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Bigg Boss 14: Pavitra Punia said that her closeness with Eijaz Khan was not for the sake of the show.
Bigg Boss 14: Pavitra Punia said that her closeness with Eijaz Khan was not for the sake of the show.

Eijaz Khan opens up about relationship with Pavitra Punia, declares 'I love her'

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:42 PM IST
  • Eijaz Khan, who recently had to leave Bigg Boss 14 abruptly, has opened up about his relationship with Pavitra Punia.
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Saif Ali Khan in a still from Tandav.
Saif Ali Khan in a still from Tandav.

Tandav creator says changes will be implemented to controversial scenes

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:33 PM IST
  • Changes will be made to Tandav, after the web series was embroiled in a controversy surrounding certain scenes. Director Ali Abbas Zafar has issued a statement.
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Kareena Kapoor Khan is expecting her second child with Saif Ali Khan.
Kareena Kapoor Khan is expecting her second child with Saif Ali Khan.

Mom-to-be Kareena is in a food coma after lavish lunch sent by Armaan Jain

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:44 PM IST
  • Kareena Kapoor has shared a picture of her lavish lunch, sent by cousin Armaan Jain. Check it out here.
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Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli recently welcomed a baby daughter.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli recently welcomed a baby daughter.

Anushka Sharma celebrates India's 'inspirational victory' against Australia

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:00 PM IST
  • Anushka Sharma has congratulated Team India on their historic victory against Australia on Tuesday.
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There reports doing the rounds that Krushna Abhishek got offended by one of the jokes cracked by his co-star on The Kapil Sharma Show, Kiku Sharda.
There reports doing the rounds that Krushna Abhishek got offended by one of the jokes cracked by his co-star on The Kapil Sharma Show, Kiku Sharda.

Tiff between Krushna-Kiku on sets of comedy show? All is well, they say

By Rishabh Suri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:55 PM IST
Both Krushna Abhishek and Kiku Sharda have assured that there is no fight between them and what they perform on The Kapil Sharma Show is part of the script.
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File photo of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli. (PTI)

India squad for first two England Tests: Kohli, Ishant, Hardik return, Shaw axed

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:39 PM IST
  • India vs England: The 18-man strong squad includes most of the faces that were part of India's scintillating series win on Tuesday against Australia in Brisbane.
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Australia captain Tim Paine(AP)
Australia captain Tim Paine(AP)

'A better side outplayed us': Tim Paine reacts after India's series win

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:11 PM IST
Australia captain Tim Paine said India outplayed them and deserved to win the series. The Ajinkya Rahane-led Indian side beat Australia by 3 wickets in Brisbane to take the series 2-1
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India's Shubman Gill bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket Test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane.(AP)
India's Shubman Gill bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket Test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane.(AP)

Shubman Gill: India's batting future is now here

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:09 PM IST
After making his debut in the second Test of the Border-Gavaskar series, the Punjab batsman has been simply unstoppable.
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Indian players pose with the winning trophy after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket Test match at the Gabba, Brisbane(PTI)
Indian players pose with the winning trophy after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket Test match at the Gabba, Brisbane(PTI)

India claim top-spot in WTC standings after historic win at The Gabba

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:10 PM IST
Team India now has 430 points while second-placed New Zealand have 420 points in their kitty. Australia, with 322 points, are placed at the third spot.
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India players celebrate after beating Australia in Brisbane(BCCI/Twitter)
India players celebrate after beating Australia in Brisbane(BCCI/Twitter)

'Don't know how to describe': Emotional Rahane struggles to find words after win

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:04 PM IST
Captain Ajinkya Rahane struggled to find words initially to describe his feelings after India won the series 2-1 to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
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The image shows René Casselly performing a stunt with his elephant.(Instagram/@rene_casselly)

Watch: Animal trainer performs fascinating basketball stunts with elephants

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:57 PM IST
This recording was shared on the official Instagram account of René Casselly, aka, ‘Elephantboy’.
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Featuring the desert region of Algeria, the photographs show thin layers of ice in delicate patterns across the sand-dunes.(Facebook/@Karim Bouchetata )
Featuring the desert region of Algeria, the photographs show thin layers of ice in delicate patterns across the sand-dunes.(Facebook/@Karim Bouchetata )

Netizens awestruck with ‘frost paintings’ on sand-dunes in Algeria. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:21 PM IST
Shared on Karim Bouchetata’s Facebook and Instagram profiles, the photos were taken at the Ain Sefra dunes in Algeria
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On Saturday, Teigen told her Twitter followers she was trying a new activity at the suggestion of her therapist.(Twitter/@chrissyteigen)
On Saturday, Teigen told her Twitter followers she was trying a new activity at the suggestion of her therapist.(Twitter/@chrissyteigen)

Chrissy Teigen shares adorable posts about going horseback riding with family

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:12 PM IST
American supermodel Chrissy Teigen and her singer husband John Legend spent the weekend horse riding with their kids.
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It took 20 days for Jagjot Singh Rubal to complete the portraits painted meticulously on a joint canvas using acrylic colours.(Twitter/@ANI)
It took 20 days for Jagjot Singh Rubal to complete the portraits painted meticulously on a joint canvas using acrylic colours.(Twitter/@ANI)

Artist in Amritsar paints portraits of Biden-Harris as gift on their oath-taking

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:05 PM IST
Expressing his wish to display his artistic work in the White House, a famous painter from Punjab, Jagjot Singh Rubal told IANS, "I want to gift these to them as they will be taking oath tomorrow. It's a matter of great pride to see Kamala Harris becoming Vice President."
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The Maha Kumbh Mela in Haridwar had begun on Makar Sankranti on January 14 will continue till April.(Twitter/@ANI)
The Maha Kumbh Mela in Haridwar had begun on Makar Sankranti on January 14 will continue till April.(Twitter/@ANI)

Mythology-themed graffiti adorn walls of Haridwar

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:53 PM IST
This is being done under the campaign called "Paint My City", run by the Haridwar-Roorkee Development Authority.
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Leaders of the six parties at the press meet to announce the formation of the alliance at Guwahati on Tuesday. (TWITTER).
Leaders of the six parties at the press meet to announce the formation of the alliance at Guwahati on Tuesday. (TWITTER).

Assam Congress to join hands with AIUDF, AGM, 3 Left parties for assembly polls

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:09 PM IST
  • Newly-formed Anchalik Gana Morcha (AGM) of journalist-turned-politician and Rajya Sabha MP Ajit Kumar Bhuyan and three Left parties, CPI, CPI-M and CPI-ML, will also be part of this pre-poll tie up.
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"We also remember the three Burundian MINUSCA peacekeepers who had laid down their lives on December 25 last year," the MEA said.(AFP )
"We also remember the three Burundian MINUSCA peacekeepers who had laid down their lives on December 25 last year," the MEA said.(AFP )

India strongly condemns attacks on UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:06 PM IST
Ministry of External Affairs said India strongly condemns the attack on peacekeepers of MINUSCA in the Central African Republic that has resulted in the death of a peacekeeper from Rwanda on January 13 and one from Burundi on January 15.
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The ministry of external affairs in a statement said that India will continue to supply vaccines to neighbouring countries in a phased manner over the next few months. (Samir Jana/HT PHOTOS)
The ministry of external affairs in a statement said that India will continue to supply vaccines to neighbouring countries in a phased manner over the next few months. (Samir Jana/HT PHOTOS)

India 'deeply honoured' to meet the world's healthcare needs: PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:53 PM IST
  • Bhutan, the Maldives and Bangladesh will be among the first countries in the neighbourhood to receive Covid-19 vaccines from India as grant assistance.
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People’s Conference President Sajad Lone(ANI file photo)
People’s Conference President Sajad Lone(ANI file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Sajad Lone withdraws from Gupkar Alliance

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:52 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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"Epicaricacy is taking pleasure (usually malicious) in the misfortunes of others,” explained Shashi Tharoor.(HT Photo)
"Epicaricacy is taking pleasure (usually malicious) in the misfortunes of others,” explained Shashi Tharoor.(HT Photo)

Tharoor's word of the day is tongue-in-cheek response to ex-Australia cricketers

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:55 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor shared the word epicaricacy along with an image of former cricketers who had predicted India’s defeat.
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Britain's Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab arrives at Downing Street, in London. (REUTERS)
Britain's Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab arrives at Downing Street, in London. (REUTERS)

UK lawmakers debate 'genocide' clause to China trade deals

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:05 PM IST
The amendment to the government’s post-Brexit trade bill, which already passed by a majority in Parliament’s House of Lords, is largely designed to force international action in addressing China’s alleged human rights abuses against the Uighur minority.
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A US military aide carries the "president's emergency satchel," also know as "the football," with the nuclear launch codes.(AP)
A US military aide carries the "president's emergency satchel," also know as "the football," with the nuclear launch codes.(AP)

How ‘nuclear football’ handover to occur at inauguration in Trump’s absence

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:52 PM IST
Trump has currently the sole legal authority to authorise the use of the nuclear arsenal, which would transfer to President-elect Joe Biden at 12pm on January 20.
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan(Reuters)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan(Reuters)

Pakistan opposition protests against delay in PM party's foreign funding case

PTI, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:28 PM IST
The case launched in 2014 is based on charges that Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party got financial support from abroad by flouting rules.
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President Donald Trump speaks with a flag behind him during a campaign rally at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, (Reuters)
President Donald Trump speaks with a flag behind him during a campaign rally at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, (Reuters)

Citizen Trump: The many paths ahead for the ex-President

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:01 PM IST
Before the Capitol riot, it looked like Trump would remain the Republican Party standard-bearer, either running for president himself again in 2024 or acting as kingmaker in the GOP field. But some believe January 6 changed all that.
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Medical workers in protective suits walk near the residential area at Jordan, after the expand of mandatory coronavirus disease (Covid-19) testing, in Hong Kong, China.(Reuters)
Medical workers in protective suits walk near the residential area at Jordan, after the expand of mandatory coronavirus disease (Covid-19) testing, in Hong Kong, China.(Reuters)

Hong Kong unemployment rises to highest level since 2004

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:12 PM IST
Local businesses are struggling under strict social distancing measures and a lack of tourism. Restrictions on group gatherings, early restaurant closures and shuttered bars have curbed consumer spending in the city state.
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File photo of Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier(REUTERS)
File photo of Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier(REUTERS)

Atlético appeals to CAS in attempt to suspend Trippier ban

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Atlético filed its appeal to CAS a day after FIFA rejected the Spanish club's attempt to keep the ban imposed on the defender by the English Football Association from being applied worldwide.
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Churchill Brothers beat Punjab FC 1-0(Twitter)
Churchill Brothers beat Punjab FC 1-0(Twitter)

Late goal hands Churchill Brothers 1-0 win over Punjab FC

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:30 PM IST
The Goan side dominated the match both in terms of possession and chances created and the Punjab FC defence was under constant threat.
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FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2018. Tennis balls are pictured in front of the Australian Open logo before the tennis tournament. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2018. Tennis balls are pictured in front of the Australian Open logo before the tennis tournament. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)

Two Australian Open players test positive for coronavirus: officials

AFP, Sydney
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:47 AM IST
The Victoria state health department said a total of nine people have tested positive while in quarantine ahead of the event in Melbourne, but two cases were deemed to be historical infections on Tuesday.
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Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu(Twitter)

Sindhu, Srikanth make impressive starts at Thailand Open

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:30 AM IST
"It was a good game and I'm very, very happy. This win was very important for me in this tournament because at last week's tournament, I went out in the first round," Sindhu said after the match.
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FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2018. Tennis balls are pictured in front of the Australian Open logo before the tennis tournament. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)

Australian Open boss says 'vast majority' of players back hard quarantine

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:16 AM IST
More than 70 players and their entourage are confined to their hotel rooms for 14 days and unable to train for the Feb. 8-21 Australian Open after passengers on three charter flights returned positive tests for the novel coronavirus.
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Investment bankers and traders have carried the load for their firms this year as consumer divisions came under pressure from the Covid-19 outbreak that shut down businesses and put millions out of work.(REUTERS)
Investment bankers and traders have carried the load for their firms this year as consumer divisions came under pressure from the Covid-19 outbreak that shut down businesses and put millions out of work.(REUTERS)

Bank of America’s trading unit falls short of rivals during bumper year

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:03 PM IST
Revenue from sales and trading rose 7% to $3.06 billion in the fourth quarter, missing analysts’ $3.15 billion forecast.
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The bank's shares surged 2.6% in early trading, adding to a 20% gain in the past year.(REUTERS)
The bank's shares surged 2.6% in early trading, adding to a 20% gain in the past year.(REUTERS)

Goldman Sachs profit more than doubles on underwriting, trading boost

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:56 PM IST
Revenue from global markets, which houses the bank's flagship trading business, registered its best annual performance in a decade. Sales at the unit surged 23% to $4.27 billion in the quarter, raking in $21.2 billion in the full year.
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HDFC and Reliance Industries were the most significant contributors to the benchmark index gain.(HT Photos)
HDFC and Reliance Industries were the most significant contributors to the benchmark index gain.(HT Photos)

Investor wealth zooms 3.41 lakh crore as markets witness massive buying

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:55 PM IST
Following the upbeat sentiment, the market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies jumped 3,41,846.01 crore to 1,96,19,149.34 crore.
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Under the relaxations, the abridged letter of offer, application form and other issues material to shareholders can be undertaken by electronic transmission as already provided under the ICDR (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) norms.(PTI File Photo)
Under the relaxations, the abridged letter of offer, application form and other issues material to shareholders can be undertaken by electronic transmission as already provided under the ICDR (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) norms.(PTI File Photo)

Sebi extends relaxations for compliance with rights issues

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:48 PM IST
Based on the representations received from the market participants, the validity of relaxations is further extended and shall be applicable for rights issues opening up to March 31, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said in a circular.
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According to a report pencilled by the India economist at UBS Securities, Tanvee Gupta Jain, the country has the lowest manufacturing costs among peers, even though China retains significant ecosystem advantages and despite that India and Vietnam appear most likely to benefit from a shift out of China. (Representative Image)(MINT_PRINT)
According to a report pencilled by the India economist at UBS Securities, Tanvee Gupta Jain, the country has the lowest manufacturing costs among peers, even though China retains significant ecosystem advantages and despite that India and Vietnam appear most likely to benefit from a shift out of China. (Representative Image)(MINT_PRINT)

India to contribute 15% of global growth by FY26: Report

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:39 PM IST
The report expects the large local market potential, low labour costs, macroeconomic stability and the hope of strengthening ongoing reform momentum will help achieve these objectives.
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Ayush NEET Counselling.(PTI file)
Ayush NEET Counselling.(PTI file)

Ayush NEET UG counselling 2020 registration begins, here's direct link

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:58 PM IST
  • Candidates can register online at aaccc.gov.in on or before January 24, 2021, till 12 noon.
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Representational image. (AP file)
Representational image. (AP file)

London schools could re-open first after lockdown: Official

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:32 PM IST
It’s a “reasonable assumption” some schools could re-open after the half-term break in mid-February as promised by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Harries told a meeting of Parliament’s education committee on Tuesday.
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APSC Recruitment 2021.(HT file)
APSC Recruitment 2021.(HT file)

NTA Recruitment 2021: 58 vacancies for stenographer and others on offer

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:24 PM IST
  • Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions online at nta.ac.in on or before February 18, 2021.
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OSSSC Recruitment 2021.(HT File)
OSSSC Recruitment 2021.(HT File)

OSSSC Recruitment 2021: 600 vacancies for Pharmacists on offer

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:52 PM IST
  • Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions online at osssc.gov.in on or before February 6, 2021.
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SSC CHSL Marks 2021. (PTI file)
SSC CHSL Marks 2021. (PTI file)

SSC CHSL marks 2021 to be released today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:26 PM IST
  • Once the marks are uploaded, candidates will be able to check the SSC CHSL Marks online at ssc.nic.in.
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Communal violence had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 last year after clashes between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiraled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.(AFP)
Communal violence had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 last year after clashes between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiraled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.(AFP)

Delhi riots: Court tells police to preserve call detail records of 10 accused

PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:29 PM IST
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Dinesh Kumar said the CDRs of the mobile phone numbers of the accused persons were required to be preserved as it would not be possible in future to call them during evidence.
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A medical worker (R) inoculates a medical staff with a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Manipal Hospital, in New Delhi on January 19, 2021. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)(AFP)
A medical worker (R) inoculates a medical staff with a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Manipal Hospital, in New Delhi on January 19, 2021. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)(AFP)

Delhi govt reduces ICU beds reservation to 25% for Covid-29 patients

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:40 PM IST
The reservation percentage has been gradually reduced by the government after reviewing the pandemic situation.
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Shah appreciated the city police's initiative to reunite missing children with their parents and said such moves were service to humanity.(HT ARCHIVE)
Shah appreciated the city police's initiative to reunite missing children with their parents and said such moves were service to humanity.(HT ARCHIVE)

Amit Shah praises Delhi Police for its role during pandemic, tackling riots

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:38 PM IST
He also said that the police force tackled the northeast Delhi riots last year and brought back peace to the city.
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On January 16, the man’s identity was established as Jiban Mazumdar, a rickshaw puller, said DCP Yadav.(Representative photo)
On January 16, the man’s identity was established as Jiban Mazumdar, a rickshaw puller, said DCP Yadav.(Representative photo)

Rickshaw puller killed for 60 and his rickshaw; two arrested

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:04 AM IST
Jiban Mazumdar's body was shifted to a nearby government hospital mortuary and a murder case was registered at the New Ashok Nagar police station. Since his identity was unknown, the investigating team showed his photographs to people in the areas near the spot from where the body was recovered.
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Ramrati is from Rae Bareli, in UP, and some of her family still lives there.
Ramrati is from Rae Bareli, in UP, and some of her family still lives there.

Delhiwale: The living landmark returns

By Mayank Austen Soofi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:55 AM IST
Pandemic life of an elderly woman known for her sing-song reading on a city footpath
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At least 7 people were killed and several injured when a fire broke out at a private hospital in Egypt(PTI representational image)
At least 7 people were killed and several injured when a fire broke out at a private hospital in Egypt(PTI representational image)

3 injured as fire breaks out in a shop Mumbai’s Saki Naka area

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:33 PM IST
It was declared a level 2 fire at 11.03 am, officials said.
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People celebrate the gram panchayat election results in Bhiwand, on Monday, January 18, 2021. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
People celebrate the gram panchayat election results in Bhiwand, on Monday, January 18, 2021. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Maharashtra gram panchayat polls: BJP, Congress, Shiv Sena, NCP claim victory

By Surendra P Gangan and Pradip Kumar Maitra, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:44 AM IST
Amid claims of victory by all four key parties in Maharashtra, partners in the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi – Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress – won 58% of the 12,711 gram panchayats that went to polls on January 15
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As per data shared by the education department, 50 students scoring 90% and above were admitted in the first phase that concluded last week. (HT Photo)
As per data shared by the education department, 50 students scoring 90% and above were admitted in the first phase that concluded last week. (HT Photo)

Mumbai: Over 800 students with 80% and above secure FYJC seats after five admission rounds

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:39 AM IST
More than 800 students who secured 80% and above in their SSC board (Class 10) exams in 2020 secured admissions to junior colleges in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) under the ongoing first-come, first0served (FCFS) rounds
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State industry minister Dilip Walse-Patil on Monday rejected the company’s closure application. (HT FILE)
State industry minister Dilip Walse-Patil on Monday rejected the company’s closure application. (HT FILE)

Maharashtra govt rejects General Motors’ plea to close Talegaon plant

By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:35 AM IST
The employees’ union had contended that the Talegaon plant was sold by the company to Great Wall Motors (GWM), a Chinese auto giant, but a closure application was filed with the state government to get rid of the employees working at the plant
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Metro-4 work at Ghodbunder Road in Thane. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Metro-4 work at Ghodbunder Road in Thane. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Mumbai Metro-4 coaches: Bombardier lowest bidder, Chinese manufacturer ‘non-responsive’

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:31 AM IST
Canadian company Bombardier has emerged as the lowest bidder for manufacturing 234 coaches for the Metro-4 (Wadala-Thane-Kasarvadavli) and its extension line 4A (Kasarvadavli-Gaimukh)
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The study involved all healthcare providers in the South West of England taking a new approach.(Unsplash)
The study involved all healthcare providers in the South West of England taking a new approach.(Unsplash)

Research suggest simple, cheap test can help save lives from colorectal cancer

ANI, London [uk]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:59 PM IST
New research has demonstrated that a simple, cheap test can help identify who is at risk of developing colorectal cancer, aiding early diagnosis and potentially saving lives.
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With its cavernous malls, frenetic construction and legions of foreign workers, Dubai was built on the promise of globalization, drawing largely from the aviation, hospitality and retail sectors — all hard hit by the virus.(Unsplash)
With its cavernous malls, frenetic construction and legions of foreign workers, Dubai was built on the promise of globalization, drawing largely from the aviation, hospitality and retail sectors — all hard hit by the virus.(Unsplash)

Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

AP, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:16 PM IST
Since becoming one of the world's first destinations to open up for tourism, Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot.
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According to the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people with diabetes in India is expected to rise to 69.9 million from 40.9 million by 2025.(Pixabay)
According to the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people with diabetes in India is expected to rise to 69.9 million from 40.9 million by 2025.(Pixabay)

How can you treat diabetes the Ayurvedic way

ANI, Gurugram (haryana) [india]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:58 PM IST
One of India's leading Ayurvedic medicines developers, Butterfly Ayurveda, recommends people to take care of their sugar levels with Ayurveda, particularly during this pandemic since they are at huge risk of Covid-19.
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Despite the coronavirus restricting gym capacity while shuttering some entirely, the traditional January spike in memberships has matched—and in some ways exceeded—those of years past.(Unsplash)
Despite the coronavirus restricting gym capacity while shuttering some entirely, the traditional January spike in memberships has matched—and in some ways exceeded—those of years past.(Unsplash)

How Covid-19 has permanently changed the fitness industry

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:15 PM IST
Covid-19 has accelerated adoption of a hybrid model of online/in-person workouts that more brick-and-mortar gyms are likely to retain when the pandemic recedes.
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The travel pass will keep passengers in control of their data and facilitate sharing their test results with airlines and authorities for travel. (Pixabay)
The travel pass will keep passengers in control of their data and facilitate sharing their test results with airlines and authorities for travel. (Pixabay)

UAE’s Emirates and Etihad Airways to introduce Covid-19 travel pass

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:46 PM IST
Dubai’s Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways have partnered with the International Air Transport Association to introduce a travel pass for passengers who have been inoculated against Covid-19 or have tested negative.
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Bigg Boss 14: Pavitra Punia said that her closeness with Eijaz Khan was not for the sake of the show.
Bigg Boss 14: Pavitra Punia said that her closeness with Eijaz Khan was not for the sake of the show.

Eijaz Khan opens up about relationship with Pavitra Punia, declares 'I love her'

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:42 PM IST
  • Eijaz Khan, who recently had to leave Bigg Boss 14 abruptly, has opened up about his relationship with Pavitra Punia.
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There reports doing the rounds that Krushna Abhishek got offended by one of the jokes cracked by his co-star on The Kapil Sharma Show, Kiku Sharda.
There reports doing the rounds that Krushna Abhishek got offended by one of the jokes cracked by his co-star on The Kapil Sharma Show, Kiku Sharda.

Tiff between Krushna-Kiku on sets of comedy show? All is well, they say

By Rishabh Suri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:55 PM IST
Both Krushna Abhishek and Kiku Sharda have assured that there is no fight between them and what they perform on The Kapil Sharma Show is part of the script.
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Zeeshan Khan plays Aryan on Kumkum Bhagya.
Zeeshan Khan plays Aryan on Kumkum Bhagya.

Kumkum Bhagya actor Zeeshan Khan recalls casting couch incident

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:54 PM IST
  • Actor Zeeshan Khan, who appears in Kumkum Bhagya, has recalled a casting couch incident that he experienced.
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Shivin Narang wants to explore OTT space.
Shivin Narang wants to explore OTT space.

Shivin Narang: No hang ups in doing intimate scenes on OTT if story demands

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:27 PM IST
Actor Shivin Narang says why he did not take up much work on TV last year. He also talks about his 2020 plans and adds that he is keen on exploring OTT.
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Rahul Vaidya and Disha Parmar's wedding preparations are already on.
Rahul Vaidya and Disha Parmar's wedding preparations are already on.

Disha shares fan-made wedding card with Rahul, says 'this just stole my heart'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:53 PM IST
  • Disha Parmar, who will soon marry Rahul Vaidya, shared a fan-made wedding card on Instagram stories and showered praise on it.
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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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