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File photo: Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.(PTI photo)

'India wants normal ties with all neighbours, including Pakistan': MEA

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:51 PM IST
  • The Indian and Pakistani armies have said they began strictly adhering to a ceasefire on the LoC in J-K from the midnight of February 24.
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The ruling AIADMK and the BJP on Friday night signed the poll pact agreement.
The ruling AIADMK and the BJP on Friday night signed the poll pact agreement.

In poll-pact agreement, AIADMK allots 20 assembly seats to BJP

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:52 AM IST
  • The AIADMK has already allotted 23 seats to the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) and talks with other parties in the alliance are underway.
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Senior citizens wait to register at a counter for a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Rajawadi hospital in Mumbai on March 3, 2021. (AFP)
Senior citizens wait to register at a counter for a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Rajawadi hospital in Mumbai on March 3, 2021. (AFP)

5 states see fresh spike in daily cases; Delhi, Gujarat, MP latest additions

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:33 PM IST
The overall Covid-19 curve in India has not seen a major rise in recent months and the vaccination drive, which began on January 16, is in full swing with the highest-single day doses administered to people on Friday.
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Greta Thunberg did not say in which city or school she would be continuing her studies.(Bloomberg)
Greta Thunberg did not say in which city or school she would be continuing her studies.(Bloomberg)

Greta's comments on farm stir not bilateral issue between India, Sweden: MEA

Posted by Harshit Sabarwal | PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:39 PM IST
At a special briefing after the summit, Vikas Swarup, Secretary (West) in the ministry, was asked whether the issue of Thunberg's comments on the farmers' protest was taken up by India with Sweden during the meeting.
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Meanwhile US crude oil inventories dropped by 1.7 million barrels in the week to Jan. 1 to 491.3 million barrels, data from industry group the American Petroleum Institute showed late on Tuesday.(Reuters file photo)
Meanwhile US crude oil inventories dropped by 1.7 million barrels in the week to Jan. 1 to 491.3 million barrels, data from industry group the American Petroleum Institute showed late on Tuesday.(Reuters file photo)

India says OPEC+ decision to extend oil output cuts will hit economic recovery

Reuters, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:47 PM IST
Oil prices jumped more than 2% on Friday, hitting their highest in nearly 14 months in reaction to the decision.
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India's Rishabh Pant plays a shot. (REUTERS)
India's Rishabh Pant plays a shot. (REUTERS)

'Pant is in the side to do what he does, can take games away from opposition'

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:26 PM IST
"When players are allowed to play as well as they are and showcase the skills that they can ... Rishabh Pant is in this side to do what he does, like he did today, take games away from the opposition," Patel said at the virtual post-day press conference.
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) speaks during session on coronavirus disease. (Reuters File Photo )
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) speaks during session on coronavirus disease. (Reuters File Photo )

WHO chief calls for waiving of patents on tools to fight Covid-19

Reuters, Geneva
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:38 PM IST
"One of our main priorities now is to increase the ambition of COVAX to help all countries end the COVID-19 pandemic. This means urgent action to ramp up production," he said.
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Former England cricketers took to Twitter to praise Rishabh Pant
Former England cricketers took to Twitter to praise Rishabh Pant

England greats in awe of Pant, Twitter flooded with congratulatory posts

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:09 PM IST
  • The likes of Nasser Hussain, Michael Vaughan, Andrew Flintoff, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell took to Twitter to admire Rishabh Pant’s century against England on Day 2 of the 4th Test on Friday.
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As Alia Bhatt turned a bride for a new ad, fans wished to see her get married in real life.
As Alia Bhatt turned a bride for a new ad, fans wished to see her get married in real life.

Alia turns bride for ad, fans joke 'Ranbir wants to know that man's location'

UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 08:41 PM IST
  • Alia Bhatt was seen in a bridal avatar in her new advertisement. Fans loved it and wished to see her get married in real life too. She is in a relationship with Ranbir Kapoor.
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Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff have starred together in films such as Parinda and Ram Lakhan.
Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff have starred together in films such as Parinda and Ram Lakhan.

Anil jokes Jackie Shroff threatened to slap him 16-17 times for this reason

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 08:00 PM IST
  • Anil Kapoor joked that Jackie Shroff has threatened to slap him multiple times unless he confirms a film together. The two have starred in 12 films together, till date.
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Virat Kohli celebrates Rishabh Pant's hundred against England(Twitter)
Virat Kohli celebrates Rishabh Pant's hundred against England(Twitter)

Watch: Kohli jumps off his seat, runs to balcony to celebrate Pant's hundred

UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 07:21 PM IST
Virat Kohli jumped out from his seat and ran towards the balcony of India’s dressing room when Pant got to his third Test hundred by hitting a six off England captain Joe Root in the final session of Day 2 in Ahmedabad.
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Japanese author Haruki Murakami designs T-shirt collection inspired by his works

By Alfea Jamal, Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:46 PM IST
Japanese author Haruki Murakami, who has written global bestsellers including Kafka by the Shore and Norwegian Wood, recently collaborated with high street fashion brand Uniqlo and designed eight graphic T-shirts that are inspired by his love of music as well as his literary works.
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Rishabh Pant plays a reverse sweet against James Anderson in 4th test in Ahmedabad(Twitter)
Rishabh Pant plays a reverse sweet against James Anderson in 4th test in Ahmedabad(Twitter)

Pant's outrageous reverse sweep off Anderson stuns England cricketers - WATCH

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 04:51 PM IST
In the first ball of the 83rd over, Pant played a reverse sweep over the slips that raced away to the boundary. Yes, a reverse sweep. Off James Anderson. With the second new ball. All of these happened for real in the final session of Day 2 in the India vs England fourth Test match at Ahmedabad.
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Wheels up! Biker Harith Noah on his record-setting finish for India at Dakar 2021

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:10 PM IST
The 28-year-old just completed the world’s most dangerous bike rally. It all started with a little need for speed, he says.
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With a virtual home, especially one that’s bigger, brighter and fancier than your own, redecorating is more rewarding than amassing points in a game. For many it offers tips on actual furnishing, and an escape from their own too-familiar houses. (DESIGN HOME CARIBBEAN LIFE)
With a virtual home, especially one that’s bigger, brighter and fancier than your own, redecorating is more rewarding than amassing points in a game. For many it offers tips on actual furnishing, and an escape from their own too-familiar houses. (DESIGN HOME CARIBBEAN LIFE)

The virtual, vicarious pleasures of home-decor games

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:12 PM IST
Start with an empty mansion, and decorate it using realistic furnishing, lighting, grand sculptures or trendy bits and bobs. It’s the great escape we didn’t know we needed in the lockdown.
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Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has had it particularly rough. He last competed in January 2020. He hopes to resume competition this month. (AFP)
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has had it particularly rough. He last competed in January 2020. He hopes to resume competition this month. (AFP)

The Sporting Life: Are we prepped for Tokyo, asks Rudraneil Sengupta

By Rudraneil Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 08:21 PM IST
They’ve waited an extra year, suffered from illness, disrupted schedules and little to no training. And the Olympics are now just five months away.
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Ranjitha uses tiny clay pots, tavas and pressure cooker, tweezers for tongs, and candle flames to create her miniaturised meals.
Ranjitha uses tiny clay pots, tavas and pressure cooker, tweezers for tongs, and candle flames to create her miniaturised meals.

On this miniature cooking show, recipes fit for a dollhouse

By Natasha Rego
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 06:14 PM IST
Ranjitha KV, a fashion designer and crafts enthusiast, builds entire kitchens around her tiny dishes. On the menu — a biryani made with three tsp of rice, “chicken lollipops” from quail legs, even a silvery little cousin of the pomfret.
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Demand is growing for tree-houses and boathouses as people seek to isolate better while on holiday, says Airbnb.
Demand is growing for tree-houses and boathouses as people seek to isolate better while on holiday, says Airbnb.

Up in the air: The future of travel

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 06:58 PM IST
It will be years before we jet about again, as we used to. But closer to home, new kinds of experiences are already taking shape.
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India's Rishabh Pant plays a shot. (REUTERS)
India's Rishabh Pant plays a shot. (REUTERS)

'Pant is in the side to do what he does, can take games away from opposition'

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:26 PM IST
"When players are allowed to play as well as they are and showcase the skills that they can ... Rishabh Pant is in this side to do what he does, like he did today, take games away from the opposition," Patel said at the virtual post-day press conference.
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File image of Sunil Gavaskar.(Getty Images)
File image of Sunil Gavaskar.(Getty Images)

Humbling if fans put me in same bracket as Mr Bachchan and Kishore: Gavaskar

PTI
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 06:37 PM IST
Humbling if fans put me in same bracket as Mr Bachchan and Kishore Kumar: Gavaskar on another '50'
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Indian batsman R Pant celebrates his century during the second day of the 4th and last cricket test match between India and England, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Friday, March 5, 2021. (PTI)
Indian batsman R Pant celebrates his century during the second day of the 4th and last cricket test match between India and England, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Friday, March 5, 2021. (PTI)

Rishabh Pant, pauses and then purrs for a glorious century

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 08:10 PM IST
Pant was first about to prove just how reliable he could also be while employing the dead bat to play second fiddle to Sharma. Only much later, after a large swathe of time had been spent blocking and well after ensuring that India had closed in enough on England’s first innings total did Pant cut loose to bring up his first international hundred in India.
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Former England cricketers took to Twitter to praise Rishabh Pant
Former England cricketers took to Twitter to praise Rishabh Pant

England greats in awe of Pant, Twitter flooded with congratulatory posts

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:09 PM IST
  • The likes of Nasser Hussain, Michael Vaughan, Andrew Flintoff, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell took to Twitter to admire Rishabh Pant’s century against England on Day 2 of the 4th Test on Friday.
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New Zealand's Tim Seifert, left, returns to the crease as Australia's Ashton Agar fields during the 4th T20 cricket international match at Wellington Regional Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand, Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP)
New Zealand's Tim Seifert, left, returns to the crease as Australia's Ashton Agar fields during the 4th T20 cricket international match at Wellington Regional Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand, Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP)

Crowds allowed for double-header in New Zealand

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 07:52 PM IST
Wellington had been placed under Level 2 of the alert system which allowed sports events to take place behind closed doors. However, the restrictions have been relaxed.
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Judas and the Black Messiah movie review: Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from Shaka King's film. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)(AP)
Judas and the Black Messiah movie review: Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from Shaka King's film. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)(AP)

Judas and the Black Messiah review: And the Oscar must go to Daniel Kaluuya

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 05:53 PM IST
  • Judas and the Black Messiah movie review: Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield deliver extraordinary performances in Shaka King's politically charged film, co-produced by Ryan Coogler.
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Rahul Vaidya cooks breakfast for Disha Parmar.
Rahul Vaidya cooks breakfast for Disha Parmar.

Rahul cooks special dish for 'lady love' Disha, he learnt the recipe from Aly

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:58 PM IST
  • In a new video, Rahul Vaidya revealed that he learnt how to make caramelised eggs from Aly Goni, knead dough from Jasmin Bhasin and even Rakhi Sawant taught him how to cook some dish.
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Ileana D’Cruz ensures she finds one aspect about herself which she likes when she looks in the mirror
Ileana D’Cruz ensures she finds one aspect about herself which she likes when she looks in the mirror

Ileana D’Cruz: There are days when I look at myself in the mirror and I am disgusted

By Sugandha Rawal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:57 PM IST
Actor Ileana D’Cruz likes to focus on the good rather than her flaws, and she admits that it makes her feel better
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Fatima Sana Shaikh will feature in the Hindi remake of the Tamil hit Aruvi.
Fatima Sana Shaikh will feature in the Hindi remake of the Tamil hit Aruvi.

Fatima Sana Shaikh to star in Hindi remake of Tamil hit Aruvi

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:11 PM IST
Fatima Sana Shaikh has been roped in for the Hindi remake of the Tamil hit Aruvi. She will be stepping into the shoes of Aditi Balan, who starred in the original.
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Shraddha Kapoor danced at her cousin Priyaank Sharma's wedding.
Shraddha Kapoor danced at her cousin Priyaank Sharma's wedding.

Shraddha Kapoor performs at cousin Priyaank Sharma's baarat, watch

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:07 PM IST
  • Videos of Shraddha Kapoor dancing at her cousin Priyaank Sharma's wedding in the Maldives are going viral on the internet.
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Recipe: Beat the heat this summer with flavoursome dessert of Mango Pudding(Instagram/sadiekitchensweettreats)
Recipe: Beat the heat this summer with flavoursome dessert of Mango Pudding(Instagram/sadiekitchensweettreats)

Recipe: Beat the heat this summer with flavoursome dessert of Mango Pudding

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:44 PM IST
  • Whip up a healthy treat this summer, packed with a flavoursome and refreshing punch with this Mango Pudding that is a lovely light way to end a heavy meal. Check out the exotic recipe inside
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This pre-wedding celebration in Mumbai is one of many moments that capture contemporary Sindhi life in India. The community that moved to India from Pakistan after Partition has spoken of horrors and resilience. (IMAGE COURTESY RITESH UTTAMCHANDANI)
This pre-wedding celebration in Mumbai is one of many moments that capture contemporary Sindhi life in India. The community that moved to India from Pakistan after Partition has spoken of horrors and resilience. (IMAGE COURTESY RITESH UTTAMCHANDANI)

Meet the young inheritors of the Sindhi legacy, with Saaz Aggarwal

UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:24 PM IST
The author’s new anthology, Sindhi Tapestry, features young people from around the world who have interpreted their identity in different ways, while acknowledging a shared history.
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Whether you’re telling your life’s story as a comic caper or a heroic adventure, a good story should contains truth, substance, a little of the personal, an element of surprise. (Shutterstock)
Whether you’re telling your life’s story as a comic caper or a heroic adventure, a good story should contains truth, substance, a little of the personal, an element of surprise. (Shutterstock)

Life Hacks: What kind of storyteller are you, asks Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:19 PM IST
There are those that inspire, while others seek only to impress; those whose stories are deep, precise and stay with you. What’s your favourite kind, and what kind are you?
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With a virtual home, especially one that’s bigger, brighter and fancier than your own, redecorating is more rewarding than amassing points in a game. For many it offers tips on actual furnishing, and an escape from their own too-familiar houses. (DESIGN HOME CARIBBEAN LIFE)
With a virtual home, especially one that’s bigger, brighter and fancier than your own, redecorating is more rewarding than amassing points in a game. For many it offers tips on actual furnishing, and an escape from their own too-familiar houses. (DESIGN HOME CARIBBEAN LIFE)

The virtual, vicarious pleasures of home-decor games

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:12 PM IST
Start with an empty mansion, and decorate it using realistic furnishing, lighting, grand sculptures or trendy bits and bobs. It’s the great escape we didn’t know we needed in the lockdown.
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Wheels up! Biker Harith Noah on his record-setting finish for India at Dakar 2021

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:10 PM IST
The 28-year-old just completed the world’s most dangerous bike rally. It all started with a little need for speed, he says.
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Man makes unexpected trick-shot, netizens can’t have enough of his reaction

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:18 PM IST
The perfectly synchronised shot by Cam James is a treat to watch.
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The clip has collected over 65,000 upvotes on Reddit. (Reddit)
The clip has collected over 65,000 upvotes on Reddit. (Reddit)

Cat tells hooman exactly how to comfort it, video has people gushing

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:12 PM IST
The video is collecting several reactions and may make you smile as well.
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“Field Notes from a Freshwater Biologist: Avoiding Turtle Disaster!” says the post. (Facebook/FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute)
“Field Notes from a Freshwater Biologist: Avoiding Turtle Disaster!” says the post. (Facebook/FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute)

Biologist finds something unexpected inside stomach of fish - a live turtle

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 08:23 PM IST
A post on Facebook about the find is collecting quite a few reactions.
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The image shows the men making ropes out of a saree,(Twitter/@advaita_kala)
The image shows the men making ropes out of a saree,(Twitter/@advaita_kala)

Video shows old saree being turned into rope. ‘Amazing,’ say netizens

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 05:42 PM IST
People lauded the creative use of an old saree and expressed their appreciation for the concept.
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The image shows a ship.(Facebook/@Colin McCallum)
The image shows a ship.(Facebook/@Colin McCallum)

Is that ship ‘floating’ in the sky? Viral picture leaves netizens bamboozled

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 03:40 PM IST
The picture shows a ship but what makes the photo puzzling is how the ship appears to look like it is floating in the air.
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The Jamaat-e-Islami came into existence in 1941, spearheaded by Moulana Abul Alla Madoodi and with its headquarters at Lahore.(ANI)
The Jamaat-e-Islami came into existence in 1941, spearheaded by Moulana Abul Alla Madoodi and with its headquarters at Lahore.(ANI)

NIA probes Jamaat-e-Islami’s J&K chapter

By Neeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 01:21 AM IST
  • According to Indian agencies, the JeI has maintained that J&K is a disputed territory.
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On Thursday, the last day for filing of nominations for the six MLC seats under MLAs’ quota, only YSRC candidates filed their papers and the opposition Telugu Desam Party stayed away from the contest as it does not have enough numbers in the assembly to field its candidates. (TWITTER).
On Thursday, the last day for filing of nominations for the six MLC seats under MLAs’ quota, only YSRC candidates filed their papers and the opposition Telugu Desam Party stayed away from the contest as it does not have enough numbers in the assembly to field its candidates. (TWITTER).

YSRC bags all 6 MLC seats unopposed; silent on abolition of legislative council

PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 01:18 AM IST
  • Interestingly, the election of the six YSRC members comes at a time when a resolution adopted by the Jagan Mohan Reddy government in the state assembly in January 2020, seeking abolition of the legislative council, is still pending with the Union home ministry.
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Jagan Reddy also announced that a price stabilisation fund with <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3,000 crore would be established in order to ensure remunerative price for farmers.(PTI)
Jagan Reddy also announced that a price stabilisation fund with 3,000 crore would be established in order to ensure remunerative price for farmers.(PTI)

Andhra CM Jagan Reddy urges SC to restart Amravati land scam probe

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 01:05 AM IST
  • When the matter came up before a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy on Friday, the bench adjourned it to April 7 as it had no time for a full fledged hearing.
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After Indore, the highest number of active cases have been reported from Bhopal, Jabalpur, Betul, Ujjain and Chhindwara on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)
After Indore, the highest number of active cases have been reported from Bhopal, Jabalpur, Betul, Ujjain and Chhindwara on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)

6 new cases of UK’s Covid-19 strain found in Indore, warning issued

PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:51 AM IST
  • Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also held a review meeting on Friday to discuss with the divisional commissioners the steps being taken to contain the spread of the infection.
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Official logo: Container Corporation of India (Concor).
Official logo: Container Corporation of India (Concor).

Container Corporation of India to push production, end dependency on China

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:30 AM IST
  • There is a cost difference of about 25-30 per cent in containers made in India and abroad.
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The report was originally due to be published in two stages: an initial summary in February followed by the full text.
The report was originally due to be published in two stages: an initial summary in February followed by the full text.

Pandemic origin: WHO to publish report on Mar 15

Agencies, Geneva
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 01:25 AM IST
  • The controversy over the investigation organised by the World Health Organization and China about the origins of Covid-19 heated up as a group of scientists called for an independent probe to consider all hypotheses and nail down whether the virus came from an animal.
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A file photo of Tibetan refugees at a temple in New Delhi on February 12, 2021, during the first day of the Lunar New Year. (AFP)
A file photo of Tibetan refugees at a temple in New Delhi on February 12, 2021, during the first day of the Lunar New Year. (AFP)

China plans to help build a ‘passageway’ between Tibet and South Asia

By Sutirtho Patranobis I Edited by Nadim Siraj
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:09 PM IST
Details of where exactly the “passageway” would be built and which South Asian country it would be connected to were not shared
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Migrants are seen after crossing the Rio Bravo river to turn themselves in to US Border Patrol agents to request for asylum in El Paso, Texas, US(REUTERS)
Migrants are seen after crossing the Rio Bravo river to turn themselves in to US Border Patrol agents to request for asylum in El Paso, Texas, US(REUTERS)

Huge number of young migrants arriving at US border poses challenge for Biden

AFP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:08 PM IST
  • Biden took office promising an immigration policy more humane than that of Donald Trump, but some migrant advocacy groups say the new Democratic president's decisions are luring undocumented travelers in what amounts to a beacon effect.
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Travellers wait at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport following the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.(REUTERS)
Travellers wait at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport following the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.(REUTERS)

WHO report on Wuhan, China mission due in mid-March: Officials

Reuters, Geneva
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:58 PM IST
Mike Ryan, WHO's top emergency expert, said that there was never a plan for an interim report.
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Kenyan health workers waiting to receive a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, part of the COVAX mechanism by GAVI (The Vaccine Alliance), to fight against COVID-19 at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi on March 5, 2021. (AFP)
Kenyan health workers waiting to receive a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, part of the COVAX mechanism by GAVI (The Vaccine Alliance), to fight against COVID-19 at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi on March 5, 2021. (AFP)

Covax vaccinations bring relief to Africans suffering from Covid-19

Reuters, Abuja/nairobi, Nigeria/kenya
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:57 PM IST
The global vaccine-sharing Covax facility, co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the GAVI vaccine alliance and others, has begun to bear fruit in nations from Ghana to Rwanda.
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Nikolai Snesarev(ANI)
Nikolai Snesarev(ANI)

Athletics coach Nikolai Snesarev found dead at NIS Patiala hostel room

By HT Correspondent | PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:19 PM IST
The body of the 72-year-old Snesarev, who returned to India after a gap of two years to be at the helm till the end of September, has been sent to a government hospital for post mortem.
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Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg)(PTI)
Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg)(PTI)

Simranjit, Jasmine in final; Mary Kom settles for bronze in Boxam International

PTI
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:00 PM IST
The 37-year-old olympic-bound star lost in a split decision after an exhausting contest that was also messy in equal measure.
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Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.(AFP)
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.(AFP)

Olympic-bound Neeraj Chopra shatters own javelin throw national record at IGP

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 06:40 PM IST
The 24-year-old Chopra opened the competition with an effort of 83.03m before having two foul throws. After a fourth throw of 83.36m, Chopra sent the javelin to 88.07m amid loud cheers from a sizeable audience at the NIS Patiala. His final throw was 82.24m.
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The 52-year-old Juergen Klinsmann(REUTERS)
The 52-year-old Juergen Klinsmann(REUTERS)

Thomas Muller role model for Bayern Munich: Klinsmann

By Bhargab Sarmah
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:57 PM IST
  • Muller wouldn’t feature regularly that season but he went on to score in the Champions League knockout stages coming on as a substitute against Sporting Lisbon.
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FILE PHOTO: Seiko Hashimoto, President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, speaks during a media briefing after a council meeting in Tokyo, Japan March 3, 2021. Kimimasa Mayama/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Seiko Hashimoto, President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, speaks during a media briefing after a council meeting in Tokyo, Japan March 3, 2021. Kimimasa Mayama/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(REUTERS)

New Tokyo Olympic president tries to assure Japan on safety

AP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 06:20 PM IST
  • Seiko Hashimoto is trying to assure everyone that the Olympics will be safe and secure, a phrase she repeated a dozen times Friday in her inaugural news conference.
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Meanwhile US crude oil inventories dropped by 1.7 million barrels in the week to Jan. 1 to 491.3 million barrels, data from industry group the American Petroleum Institute showed late on Tuesday.(Reuters file photo)
Meanwhile US crude oil inventories dropped by 1.7 million barrels in the week to Jan. 1 to 491.3 million barrels, data from industry group the American Petroleum Institute showed late on Tuesday.(Reuters file photo)

India says OPEC+ decision to extend oil output cuts will hit economic recovery

Reuters, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:47 PM IST
Oil prices jumped more than 2% on Friday, hitting their highest in nearly 14 months in reaction to the decision.
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A woman looks at a gold necklace in a shop in Noida in this file photo.(Virendra Singh Gosain/ HT Photo)
A woman looks at a gold necklace in a shop in Noida in this file photo.(Virendra Singh Gosain/ HT Photo)

Gold price falls further to 44,344, sets retail buyers on buying spree

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:07 PM IST
  • Retail buyers continued to purchase gold in India as prices declined to a near one-year low.
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In case of the mutual funds having no economic interest on the day of voting, Sebi said it may be exempted from compulsorily casting of votes.(PTI File Photo)
In case of the mutual funds having no economic interest on the day of voting, Sebi said it may be exempted from compulsorily casting of votes.(PTI File Photo)

Sebi lays guidelines on votes cast by mutual funds

Posted by Harshit Sabarwal | PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 06:52 PM IST
Mutual funds, including their passive investment schemes like index funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), will be required to cast votes compulsorily in respect of related party transactions of the investee companies and corporate governance matters, Sebi said in a circular.
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The overall reserves had increased by USD 169 million to USD 583.865 billion in the previous reporting week.(HT File Photo)
The overall reserves had increased by USD 169 million to USD 583.865 billion in the previous reporting week.(HT File Photo)

India's forex reserves increase by USD 689 million to USD 584.55 billion: RBI

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 06:14 PM IST
The reserves, which have been steadily increasing over the last few months, had touched an all-time high at USD 590.185 billion for the week ended January 29.
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 8, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind an idle pump jack near Karnes City, USA. Members of oil producer cartel OPEC and allied countries are meeting online Thursday March 4, 2021, considering a possible increase in production now that prices have recovered to near their pre-pandemic levels. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 8, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind an idle pump jack near Karnes City, USA. Members of oil producer cartel OPEC and allied countries are meeting online Thursday March 4, 2021, considering a possible increase in production now that prices have recovered to near their pre-pandemic levels. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)(AP)

OPEC ignores India's call; Saudi asks New Delhi to use cheap oil bought last yr

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 05:51 PM IST
India had purchased 16.71 million barrels of crude in April-May, 2020 and filled all the three Strategic Petroleum Reserves created at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Mangalore and Padur in Karnataka.
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For class 10, the science exam has been deferred to May 21. Earlier, it was scheduled for May 15. The mathematics exam which was scheduled for May 21, will now be held on June 2, according to the latest date sheet.(HT file)
For class 10, the science exam has been deferred to May 21. Earlier, it was scheduled for May 15. The mathematics exam which was scheduled for May 21, will now be held on June 2, according to the latest date sheet.(HT file)

CBSE revises board exam dates for few class 10, 12 subjects

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 07:59 PM IST
The Central Board of Secondary Education on Friday issued a revised board exam date sheet for a few subjects, including mathematics, commerce and physics, for classes 10 and 12.
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JEE Main is being conducted four times in 2021: February, March, April, and May. The exam will be held in 13 languages.
JEE Main is being conducted four times in 2021: February, March, April, and May. The exam will be held in 13 languages.

JEE Main 2021: Last minute tips to crack it like a topper

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 05:35 PM IST
With Phases II, III and IV of JEE Main 2021 almost breathing down the neck, here are some smart strategies that will help our aspiring engineers come out with flying colours.
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West Bengal Class 10 board exams 2021.(HT file)
West Bengal Class 10 board exams 2021.(HT file)

CBSE class 10 maths exam 2021: Top tips to boost your score

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 04:58 PM IST
The CBSE class 10 Maths exam almost knocking at the door. Here are some simple, easy-to-follow tips and tricks for students to crack it like a topper.
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The revised date sheet for CBSE 10th and 12th examination 2021 can be checked on the official website of the board.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times/For representation only)
The revised date sheet for CBSE 10th and 12th examination 2021 can be checked on the official website of the board.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times/For representation only)

CBSE Revised Date Sheet for 10th and 12th board exams 2021 released

Edited by Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 04:47 PM IST
  • The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday released a revised date sheet for Class 10 and Class 12 board exams 2021.
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DSSSB Recruitment 2021: The various department under which recruitments will be made include: Delhi Jal Board, Directorate of Ayush, Delhi Transport Corporation and Municipal Corporation of Delhi, among many others.(PTI File)
DSSSB Recruitment 2021: The various department under which recruitments will be made include: Delhi Jal Board, Directorate of Ayush, Delhi Transport Corporation and Municipal Corporation of Delhi, among many others.(PTI File)

DSSSB Recruitment 2021: More than 1800 vacancies notified for various posts

Edited by Nilesh Mathur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:58 PM IST
  • Delhi Subordinate Staff Selection Board on Thursday released an advertisement to fill more than 1800 vacancies under various departments under the Govt of NCT of Delhi.
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Raghav Kumar Jha has a brilliant smile, in fact, that glows about his entire face like a luminous halo.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Raghav Kumar Jha has a brilliant smile, in fact, that glows about his entire face like a luminous halo.(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Delhiwale: The soul of the burger

By Mayank Austen Soofi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 01:11 AM IST
  • This evening he is stationed beside a zebra crossing in Connaught Place, standing amid a continuous motion of shoppers going about in all directions.
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Akhtar, through advocate Pritish Sabharwal, had contended that the petitioner had failed to point out a single statutory violation in the appointment process.
Akhtar, through advocate Pritish Sabharwal, had contended that the petitioner had failed to point out a single statutory violation in the appointment process.

Delhi HC dismisses plea questioning appointment of Jamia V-C

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:40 AM IST
The court highlighted the position of law that it cannot sit in appeal over the decision taken by the search committee, set up to select the most suitable candidate for the post.
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R-Day violence: 19-year-old gets bail as he is not seen in any video footage resorting to violence

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:28 PM IST
A Delhi court has granted bail to a 19-year-old man arrested in a case related to the violence on Republic Day during the farmers’ tractor parade, after the police said he has not been seen in any video footage taking part in the violence at the spot
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Delhi High Court.(Mint file)
Delhi High Court.(Mint file)

Can’t sack employee without due inquiry, HC says

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:21 AM IST
The judge, however, also said the allegations against the petitioner were serious and the Board is free to take action against her in accordance with the principles of natural justice.
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He said a charge sheet has also been filed in the trial court on February 26 in this regard.(Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
He said a charge sheet has also been filed in the trial court on February 26 in this regard.(Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Custodial death at Tihar: HC seeks to know if disciplinary action was taken

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:35 AM IST
The plea by the deceased’s father had contended that when he reached the jail, the prison authorities did not cooperate with him and he was not told the real cause of his son’s death.
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(BACHCHAN KUMAR/HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra sees 10K new Covid cases for the first time in 2021

By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 01:21 AM IST
Maharashtra on Friday saw 10,216 new Covid cases in a day, crossing the 10,000-mark for the first time this year
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Coastal wetlands in Maharashtra are important habitats for water-birds migrating along the Central Asian Flyway. (HT FILE)
Coastal wetlands in Maharashtra are important habitats for water-birds migrating along the Central Asian Flyway. (HT FILE)

‘70 species of waterfowl found at 99 sites along Maharashtra coast’

By Prayag Arora-Desai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 01:14 AM IST
A two-year study by researchers at the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) wit the state angrove cell has recorded a total 70 species of waterfowl, including nine threatened species, at 99 monitoring sites, spread over Maharashtra’s 702-kilometre coastline.
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For representational purposes only. (HT FILE)
For representational purposes only. (HT FILE)

Mumbai: Bank staff dupes 73-year-old, flees with 1.3 crore

By Megha Sood, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 01:07 AM IST
Andheri police launched a manhunt for a female employee of a private bank for allegedly cheating a 73-year-old man to the tune of 1.3 crore by befriending him after she realised that he had substantial amount invested in fixed deposits with her bank.
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On Wednesday, SpiceJet announced its tie-up with WheelTug which will provide the electric taxiing system. (HT FILE)
On Wednesday, SpiceJet announced its tie-up with WheelTug which will provide the electric taxiing system. (HT FILE)

After IndiGo, SpiceJet opts for electric taxiing to save fuel

By Neha LM Tripathi, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 01:05 AM IST
Experts say the electric taxiing system helps reduce emissions, save fuel and improve efficiency of ground operations.
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Sharjeel Usmani at Elgar Parishad in Pune on Saturday (January 30). (HT FILE)
Sharjeel Usmani at Elgar Parishad in Pune on Saturday (January 30). (HT FILE)

Elgar Parishad 2021: Sharjeel Usmani moves Bombay HC to quash FIR

By KAY Dodhiya, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 01:02 AM IST
In his petition Usmani claimed the FIR was a political gimmick by advocate Pradeep Gawade, regional secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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Rahul Vaidya cooks breakfast for Disha Parmar.
Rahul Vaidya cooks breakfast for Disha Parmar.

Rahul cooks special dish for 'lady love' Disha, he learnt the recipe from Aly

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:58 PM IST
  • In a new video, Rahul Vaidya revealed that he learnt how to make caramelised eggs from Aly Goni, knead dough from Jasmin Bhasin and even Rakhi Sawant taught him how to cook some dish.
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Shehnaaz Gill is currently shooting for Honsla Rakh in Canada.
Shehnaaz Gill is currently shooting for Honsla Rakh in Canada.

Shehnaaz Gill reacts to acid attack threats, says she is gaining 'sympathy'

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 07:03 PM IST
  • Shehnaaz Gill said that she was not affected by the acid attack threats she got and the doctored videos made of her. She said that she is only gaining 'sympathy' in the process.
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Mahhi Vij said that she and Jay Bhanushali love their three children equally.
Mahhi Vij said that she and Jay Bhanushali love their three children equally.

Mahhi Vij reacts to claims that she and Jay Bhanushali ‘abandoned’ foster kids

UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 06:14 PM IST
  • Mahhi Vij, in a lengthy note, responded to accusations that she and Jay Bhanushali do not love their foster children Khushi and Rajveer as much as their biological daughter Tara.
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Aly Goni and Jasmin Bhasin will be seen in a music video.(Instagram)
Aly Goni and Jasmin Bhasin will be seen in a music video.(Instagram)

Jasmin Bhasin, Aly Goni's music video Tera Suit out on March 8, see first poster

UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 04:19 PM IST
  • After promising a surprise to her fans, Jasmin Bhasin and Aly Goni have revealed first look of their music video together. Check out the first poster.
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Gauahar Khan seen at her father's funeral.
Gauahar Khan seen at her father's funeral.

Gauahar Khan seen with family at father's funeral, friends pay tributes

UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 05:11 PM IST
Actor Gauahar Khan lost her father on Friday morning. She took to social media to share the news with her fans.
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Without either the wealth and connections or profile of India’s film industry, Faruqui has shown more courage and almost zero cynicism. It doesn’t matter if you found his jokes funny or not — the jail-time he was subjected to was an abomination. (ANI)
Without either the wealth and connections or profile of India’s film industry, Faruqui has shown more courage and almost zero cynicism. It doesn’t matter if you found his jokes funny or not — the jail-time he was subjected to was an abomination. (ANI)

What Bollywood could learn from Munawar Faruqui

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 06:09 PM IST
In this patchy, roller-coaster of a fortnight for India’s fundamental freedoms, some individuals have stood up, while others have failed our citizens
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The Digital Media Code has been formulated rather speciously, under Section 87 (1) & (2)(z) & (zg) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (as amended) (“IT Act”) i.e., the rule-making power. Rule-making or subordinate legislations are intended to carry out the purpose of an enactment. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Digital Media Code has been formulated rather speciously, under Section 87 (1) & (2)(z) & (zg) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (as amended) (“IT Act”) i.e., the rule-making power. Rule-making or subordinate legislations are intended to carry out the purpose of an enactment. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Creating a sustainable, legitimate digital regulatory regime

By NS Nappinai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 05:55 PM IST
The Digital Media Code fails to conform to, and, in fact, confounds, every settled constitutional mandate for lawmaking — the very obvious premise that law is to be made by the lawmakers i.e. the legislature and not the executive.
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Six decades after the Dowry Prohibition Act of 1961, the continuing prevalence of dowry remains India’s national shame. The 2019 National Crime Records Bureau data tells us that a woman is subject to cruelty by her husband and in-laws every four minutes. (Reuters)
Six decades after the Dowry Prohibition Act of 1961, the continuing prevalence of dowry remains India’s national shame. The 2019 National Crime Records Bureau data tells us that a woman is subject to cruelty by her husband and in-laws every four minutes. (Reuters)

Dowry remains India’s abiding shame

UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 05:47 PM IST
In the run-up to the International Women’s Day, it’s good to celebrate the undeniable gains on our road to gender equality. But it’s also worth remembering just how far we have to go — and how little has changed.
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Indian nationalism has always been inward-looking and focused on national development, which was always strongly imbued with welfare and social justice goals (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Indian nationalism has always been inward-looking and focused on national development, which was always strongly imbued with welfare and social justice goals (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

In defence of rooted Indian nationalism

By Abhinav Prakash Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 07:38 PM IST
Indian nationalism does not seek to conquer or colonise other countries. Instead, it supported national struggles in other countries under imperialist rule, emphasising sovereignty and democracy.
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A more careful look at how the BJP has risen in Bengal, and how the ruling TMC has sought to counteract its growth, is instructive in understanding the new dimensions of the BJP’s appeal and possible templates to defeat it (Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
A more careful look at how the BJP has risen in Bengal, and how the ruling TMC has sought to counteract its growth, is instructive in understanding the new dimensions of the BJP’s appeal and possible templates to defeat it (Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Why the battle of Bengal matters

By Neelanjan Sircar
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 07:38 PM IST
The BJP’s rise is remarkable. If the TMC still wins, it will offer a template on how to challenge a hegemon
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