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In 2014, Biden, then the US Vice President, had hosted a lunch for the Indian prime minister at the state department during his visit. (REUTERS)
In 2014, Biden, then the US Vice President, had hosted a lunch for the Indian prime minister at the state department during his visit. (REUTERS)

Biden supports ‘successful’ ties between US, India leaders, says White House

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:14 AM IST
  • As the new administration settles in, policy makers and experts in both the US and India are eager to know Washington's policy and approach on India.
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Government officials, who did not wish to be named, said these events were cancelled because the elderly and children are more susceptible to contract Covid-19.(PTI)
Government officials, who did not wish to be named, said these events were cancelled because the elderly and children are more susceptible to contract Covid-19.(PTI)

Curtailed by pandemic, the Republic Day parade is different this year

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:50 AM IST
One prominent event that drew crowds and cheers – stunts on motorcycles by the army and the personnel of the paramilitary forces – have been cancelled this year.
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The most controversial part of the law would require Google and Facebook to enter mandatory arbitration with media companies if they cannot reach agreement over the value of their content within three months.(REUTERS)
The most controversial part of the law would require Google and Facebook to enter mandatory arbitration with media companies if they cannot reach agreement over the value of their content within three months.(REUTERS)

Google threatens to block its search engine in Australia over media law

AFP, Canberra
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:28 AM IST
  • Under the laws, the firms would be required to compensate Australian media outlets, ranging from Rupert Murdoch's giant News Corp to public broadcasters ABC and SBS, for publishing snippets of their content in search results.
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Farmers offering prayer at makeshift a gurdwara at Tikri border during their protest against farm laws, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)
Farmers offering prayer at makeshift a gurdwara at Tikri border during their protest against farm laws, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)

No breakthrough in govt-farm union talks: Here’s what we know so far

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:19 AM IST
The rejection has deepened the crisis as it appeared that almost two-month-long agitation could finally be resolved. Farmers have been camping at New Delhi’s borders seeking a repeal of the laws
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India coach Ravi Shastri.(Action Images via Reuters)
India coach Ravi Shastri.(Action Images via Reuters)

Inzamam highlights Shastri's role behind India Test series win

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:29 AM IST
  • Shastri's role was lauded by former Pakistan captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq, who feels the former India all-rounder's astute knowledge of the game has helped the team immensely.
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Farmers take part in a protest against the newly passed farm laws on the outskirts of Delhi, December 17, 2020 (REUTERS)
Farmers take part in a protest against the newly passed farm laws on the outskirts of Delhi, December 17, 2020 (REUTERS)

Farmers should shed rigidity

By HT Editorial
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:19 AM IST
The government retreated. Protesting groups should have reciprocated. In a democracy, farm groups exercised their right to protest — but they should not take over the rights of a sovereign Parliament and an elected government, and dictate terms from the streets.
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Project finance economies have different imperatives from working capital economies. They need investment to fill the gaps in their infrastructure and lack the resources to do so (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Project finance economies have different imperatives from working capital economies. They need investment to fill the gaps in their infrastructure and lack the resources to do so (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

The working of a ‘project finance economy’

By Janmejaya Sinha
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:19 AM IST
It is time to question neo-classical economic precepts on deficit and inflation for an economy of India’s nature
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The room for dissent in the party is limited even as leaders can see clearly that its electoral prospects — in both state polls and 2024 elections — remain dim (HTPHOTO)
The room for dissent in the party is limited even as leaders can see clearly that its electoral prospects — in both state polls and 2024 elections — remain dim (HTPHOTO)

The Congress must get its act together

By HT Editorial
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:20 AM IST
The CWC is itself a part of the problem, for it is a body of nominated individuals, many with limited or non-existent mass base who have thrived on patronage politics.
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While social media has the ability to democratise politics, it can also silence voices. This is troubling (AFP)
While social media has the ability to democratise politics, it can also silence voices. This is troubling (AFP)

The democratic dilemma posed by social media

By Manjari Chatterjee Miller
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:20 AM IST
The banning of Trump and others from Twitter and Facebook, and the shutdown of Parler made clear that the power to silence voices, whether of the one or of millions, lies with just three men on the planet – Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Jack Dorsey of Twitter, and Jeff Bezos of Amazon. No wonder defending democracy will be a huge and unenviable task for President Biden’s team.
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The Supreme Court, in 2019, acknowledged that internet access is integral to the right to freedom of speech and expression while adding that any restriction on internet access must pass the test of proportionality, and suggested the evolution of a rules-based mechanism to govern the internet. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Supreme Court, in 2019, acknowledged that internet access is integral to the right to freedom of speech and expression while adding that any restriction on internet access must pass the test of proportionality, and suggested the evolution of a rules-based mechanism to govern the internet. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Putting the consumer at the centre of Digital India

By Lloyd Mathias
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:21 AM IST
One way to empower consumers is by creating mechanisms to ensure inter-operability, by making it easier to switch services from one platform to another. In telecom, interoperability is implemented. However, in the internet space, and more prominently in the app space, consumers do not have this choice.
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Losing Alice review: Ayelet Zurer and Lihi Kornowski engage in a game of cat-and-mouse in the new Apple series.

Losing Alice review: Apple's erotic thriller is too timid to bare it all

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:47 PM IST
  • Losing Alice review: Despite a couple of strong performances by Ayelet Zurer and Lihi Kornowski, Apple's Israeli series can't make the most of its promising premise.
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Looks like Bernie Sanders had a jolly good time with Priyanka and her family.
Looks like Bernie Sanders had a jolly good time with Priyanka and her family.

Priyanka Chopra shares hilarious memes of Bernie Sanders meeting her family

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:54 AM IST
Priyanka Chopra has shared some hilarious pictures of herself and her family with a Bernie Sanders twist. She tagged Nick Jonas, her mother, her brother and the team of The White Tiger in her posts.
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India's Cheteshwar Pujara reacts as he receives treatment after he is hit while batting during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba.(AP)
India's Cheteshwar Pujara reacts as he receives treatment after he is hit while batting during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba.(AP)

Cheteshwar Pujara reveals why he ‘decided to let the ball hit the body’

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:14 AM IST
  • Pujara scored 54 in the second innings and kept India steady. En route to the slowest half-century of his Test career, Pujara endured 11 blows to the body. Yes, 11 – thrice on the helmet, once on the left bicep, thrice on the bottom glove on his right arm, and once on the chest, and some more.
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Rashmi Rocket stars Taapsee Pannu and Priyanshu Painyuli in prominent roles.
Rashmi Rocket stars Taapsee Pannu and Priyanshu Painyuli in prominent roles.

Rashmi Rocket: Makers release new still with Taapsee Pannu, Priyanshu Painyuli

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:01 AM IST
A new still from the upcoming sports drama, Rashmi Rocket, was shared by Taapsee Pannu, Priyanshu Painyuli and the makers of the film. See it here.
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Sachin Tendulkar after hitting a hundred at Sharjah.(Twitter)
Sachin Tendulkar after hitting a hundred at Sharjah.(Twitter)

Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal names his favourite Tendulkar knock

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:46 AM IST
  • "Some of the shots he played in that innings were breathtakingly good. I remember he was building partnerships, but it became pretty clear that he had to get India to the final on his own."
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Rashmi Rocket stars Taapsee Pannu and Priyanshu Painyuli in prominent roles.
Rashmi Rocket stars Taapsee Pannu and Priyanshu Painyuli in prominent roles.

Rashmi Rocket: Makers release new still with Taapsee Pannu, Priyanshu Painyuli

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:01 AM IST
A new still from the upcoming sports drama, Rashmi Rocket, was shared by Taapsee Pannu, Priyanshu Painyuli and the makers of the film. See it here.
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Looks like Bernie Sanders had a jolly good time with Priyanka and her family.
Looks like Bernie Sanders had a jolly good time with Priyanka and her family.

Priyanka Chopra shares hilarious memes of Bernie Sanders meeting her family

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:54 AM IST
Priyanka Chopra has shared some hilarious pictures of herself and her family with a Bernie Sanders twist. She tagged Nick Jonas, her mother, her brother and the team of The White Tiger in her posts.
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Sushant Singh Rajput died on June 14, 2020.
Sushant Singh Rajput died on June 14, 2020.

Sushant Singh Rajput: Street in Delhi to be named after the late actor

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:56 AM IST
Street in New Delhi will be named after Sushant Singh Rajput. The late actor, who died in June last year, would have turned 35 on Thursday.
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Aly Goni had an ugly fight with Abhinav Shukla. (Colors)
Aly Goni had an ugly fight with Abhinav Shukla. (Colors)

Bigg Boss 14: Aly fights with Abhinav, VJ Andy says he looks like a 'fool'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:28 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14: Aly Goni spat a few times on the floor, during his fight with Abhinav Shukla, and asked the latter to lick it, an act which drew criticism on Twitter.
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Sonali Phogat again threw food and Rubina and Nikki were angry.,(Colors)
Sonali Phogat again threw food and Rubina and Nikki were angry.,(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 promo: Sonali throws food, Rubina and Nikki get angry

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:20 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14 promo: After Sonali Phogat throws food, Rubina Dilaik gets extremely angry, and says, 'we are adjusting with her 'VIP nature', but that doesn't mean she will disrespect food'.
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R Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari congratulating each other after saving the third Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground(Twitter)
R Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari congratulating each other after saving the third Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground(Twitter)

Hanuma Vihari reveals details about Ashwin’s battle in Sydney Test

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:38 AM IST
  • In an interview with Sports Today, the batsman recounted the incident as "funny" saying that the back injury of the bowler was not letting him bend and hence, Ashwin was taking the blows on his body.
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Robin Uthappa plays a pull. (IPL)
Robin Uthappa plays a pull. (IPL)

IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals trade Robin Uthappa to Chennai Super Kings

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:51 PM IST
  • IPL 2021: Robin Uthappa was brought by the Royals ahead of the IPL 2020, but the batsman had a very indifferent season, scoring 196 runs from 12 matches.
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Sachin Tendulkar after hitting a hundred at Sharjah.(Twitter)
Sachin Tendulkar after hitting a hundred at Sharjah.(Twitter)

Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal names his favourite Tendulkar knock

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:46 AM IST
  • "Some of the shots he played in that innings were breathtakingly good. I remember he was building partnerships, but it became pretty clear that he had to get India to the final on his own."
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Ben Stokes (L) and Jofra Archer. (Getty Images)
Ben Stokes (L) and Jofra Archer. (Getty Images)

Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes return as England name squad for first two India Tests

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:44 PM IST
  • Archer and Stokes were rested for England's two-Test series against Sri Lanka.
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India coach Ravi Shastri.(Action Images via Reuters)
India coach Ravi Shastri.(Action Images via Reuters)

Inzamam highlights Shastri's role behind India Test series win

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:29 AM IST
  • Shastri's role was lauded by former Pakistan captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq, who feels the former India all-rounder's astute knowledge of the game has helped the team immensely.
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Bengal safari has been set up over 700 acres of forest land in Siliguri.(Twitter/@ANI)
Bengal safari has been set up over 700 acres of forest land in Siliguri.(Twitter/@ANI)

West Bengal Zoo Authority releases 3 tiger cubs in Bengal safari

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:48 AM IST
Currently, there are seven tigers in the open tiger enclosure in the Bengal Safari, near Siliguri.
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Indy Mellink, designer of genderless playing cards, poses in Oegstgeest, Leiden, Netherlands.(REUTERS)
Indy Mellink, designer of genderless playing cards, poses in Oegstgeest, Leiden, Netherlands.(REUTERS)

23-year-old Dutch card fan creates gender-neutral deck

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:18 AM IST
Indy Mellink has been testing the cards out on players, who said they had never been conscious of sexual inequality in decks before.
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Shared on the subreddit ‘Made Me Smile’, the clip shows a man in front of an online class setup.(Reddit/@avastans)
Shared on the subreddit ‘Made Me Smile’, the clip shows a man in front of an online class setup.(Reddit/@avastans)

Wholesome video shows kindergarten teacher vibing with kids in online class

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:19 AM IST
Teachers sometimes can go the extra mile to make their classes super fun for children. This Reddit video is the perfect example of that notion.
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The image was shared on official Instagram account for NASA's Hubble Telescope.(Instagram/@nasahubble)
The image was shared on official Instagram account for NASA's Hubble Telescope.(Instagram/@nasahubble)

NASA shares pics of Jupiter’s northern and southern auroras. Seen them yet?

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:55 AM IST
“So wild to see auroras on other planets!” wrote an Instagram user while commenting on the post.
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Devoted dog Boncuk waits at the entrance of a medical care facility.(AP)
Devoted dog Boncuk waits at the entrance of a medical care facility.(AP)

Dog spends days outside hospital waiting for her human in Turkey

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:22 PM IST
The pet, Boncuk (Bon-DJUK), which means bead, followed the ambulance that transported her owner, Cemal Senturk, to a hospital.
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At UN meet, India hits out at Pakistan over Hindu temple's vandalism

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:17 AM IST
India stressed that religious and cultural heritage sites remained vulnerable to terror acts and destruction in the “world of growing terrorism and violent extremism.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launches pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launches pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: PM to interact with vaccine jab beneficiaries

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:59 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Farmers hold flags as police personnel stand guard behind barricades during protests against new farm laws at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) (Sakib Ali / HT Photo).
Farmers hold flags as police personnel stand guard behind barricades during protests against new farm laws at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) (Sakib Ali / HT Photo).

Govt-farm leaders to meet today, unions adamant on R-Day rally | Key points

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:51 AM IST
The Sanyukt Kisan Morcha on Thursday rejected the government’s proposal to suspend the three farm laws for 18 months.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)

PM Modi to interact with Covid-19 vaccination beneficiaries, vaccinators in Varanasi

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:46 AM IST
The interaction comes as over a million health workers have now been vaccinated, with over 230,000 getting doses on Thursday alone. The government data shows there has been an increase in daily immunisations
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Youngsters enjoy the snow on a hilltop after heavy snowfall, on the outskirts of Srinagar on January 19. (File photo)
Youngsters enjoy the snow on a hilltop after heavy snowfall, on the outskirts of Srinagar on January 19. (File photo)

Widespread rain and snowfall likely in the hills today: IMD

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:29 AM IST
Minimum temperatures over northwest India are likely to rise by 2-4° C during Saturday and Sunday and fall by 2-4 ° C during the subsequent 48 hours
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Facebook blocked Trump's access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts over concerns of further violent unrest following the Jan. 6 storming of the US Capitol by the former president's supporters.(Reuters)
Facebook blocked Trump's access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts over concerns of further violent unrest following the Jan. 6 storming of the US Capitol by the former president's supporters.(Reuters)

Facebook's oversight board to decide on Trump ban

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:38 AM IST
Trump will remain suspended while the board, a recently created body that can overrule the company's decisions on content, reviews the decision.
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The most controversial part of the law would require Google and Facebook to enter mandatory arbitration with media companies if they cannot reach agreement over the value of their content within three months.(REUTERS)
The most controversial part of the law would require Google and Facebook to enter mandatory arbitration with media companies if they cannot reach agreement over the value of their content within three months.(REUTERS)

Google threatens to block its search engine in Australia over media law

AFP, Canberra
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:28 AM IST
  • Under the laws, the firms would be required to compensate Australian media outlets, ranging from Rupert Murdoch's giant News Corp to public broadcasters ABC and SBS, for publishing snippets of their content in search results.
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Women mourn as they walk outside the al-Kindi hospital morgue following a twin suicide bombing attack in a central Baghdad market, in Baghdad, Iraq(REUTERS)
Women mourn as they walk outside the al-Kindi hospital morgue following a twin suicide bombing attack in a central Baghdad market, in Baghdad, Iraq(REUTERS)

IS claims Baghdad twin bombing that killed 32, wounded 110

AFP, Baghdad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:26 AM IST
  • The open-air market, where second-hand clothes are sold at stalls, had been teeming with people after the lifting of nearly a year of Covid-19 restrictions across the country.
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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. in Tehran, Iran. Khamenei called to ban the import of American and British vaccines, claiming they are not to be trusted. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)(AP)
In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. in Tehran, Iran. Khamenei called to ban the import of American and British vaccines, claiming they are not to be trusted. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)(AP)

Top Iran leader posts Donald Trump-like golfer image, vows revenge

Reuters, Dubai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:13 AM IST
There was no apparent immediate action by Twitter over the Persian-language tweet on Friday by Khamenei, Iran's highest authority.
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Police officers escort Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, center, the main suspect of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, after his court appearance in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP Photo)
Police officers escort Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, center, the main suspect of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, after his court appearance in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP Photo)

Pak risks FATF blacklisting as it continues to finance terrorism: Report

ANI, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:59 AM IST
The global watchdog will consider Pakistan 'greylist' status, meant for countries "under increased monitoring" during a meeting next month. The country was placed on the grey-list in 2018.
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India national coach Igor Stimac.(AIFF)

There will be lots of changes to the national team: Igor Stimac

By Dhiman Sarkar, Bhargab Sarmah
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:59 AM IST
  • Before he starts work with a preparatory camp likely to be in Dubai from March, Stimac spoke about why he is happy with what he has seen in ISL this season and more in this exclusive interview.
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Burnley's Ashley Barnes, right, runs to celebrate his goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Burnley in Liverpool, England, (AP)
Burnley's Ashley Barnes, right, runs to celebrate his goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Burnley in Liverpool, England, (AP)

Liverpool's 68-match unbeaten EPL home run ended by Burnley

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:03 AM IST
  • Ashley Barnes scored from the penalty spot in the 83rd minute after the forward was brought down by goalkeeper Alisson Becker as Burnley became the first team to win in the league at Anfield since April 2017.
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Narsingh Yadav is eyeing a Tokyo Olympic berth. (Narsingh Yadav/Instagram)
Narsingh Yadav is eyeing a Tokyo Olympic berth. (Narsingh Yadav/Instagram)

Focus on Narsingh Yadav at freestyle wrestling national championships

By Avishek Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:55 PM IST
  • With big names missing, the focus will be on Narsingh Yadav, who is making a return after serving a four-year doping ban.
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Sergio Aguero reacts. (Getty Images)
Sergio Aguero reacts. (Getty Images)

Man City striker Sergio Aguero tests positive for Covid-19

AP, Manchester, England
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:30 PM IST
  • Sergio Aguero had already been self-isolating after being identified as a close contact of someone infected.
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Ronaldo scored his 760th career goal in Juve’s 2-0 Italian Supercup win over Napoli. (Getty Images)
Ronaldo scored his 760th career goal in Juve’s 2-0 Italian Supercup win over Napoli. (Getty Images)

Ronaldo yet to break all-time scoring record, Czech FA claims

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:18 PM IST
  • The Czech Football Association has disputed claims that Cristiano Ronaldo broke the all-time goal-scoring record, insisting he needs another 62 to surpass Josef Bican’s tally.
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On the Sensex chart, barring HDFC and Asian Paints, all constituents were trading in the green.(PTI)
On the Sensex chart, barring HDFC and Asian Paints, all constituents were trading in the green.(PTI)

Sensex, Nifty inch lower; all eyes on Reliance ahead of results

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:44 AM IST
The blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index fell 0.2% to 14,569 and the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex was down 0.2% at 49,528.03.
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Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California, US(Bloomberg)
Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California, US(Bloomberg)

Intel probes potential early unauthorized access to earnings report

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:43 AM IST
The stock fell almost 5% in extended trading after the company’s new CEO committed to in-house manufacturing during a conference call with analysts.
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The central bank cut policy rates by 115 basis points last year to support the recovery but it has left rates unchanged in recent months due to rising inflation.(Mint file photo)
The central bank cut policy rates by 115 basis points last year to support the recovery but it has left rates unchanged in recent months due to rising inflation.(Mint file photo)

‘Economic recovery seeing phoenix-like rise’

By Gopika Gopakumar, Livemint, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:13 AM IST
The Indian economy shrank 23.9% in the first quarter and 7.5% in the second quarter on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. RBI expects the economy to contract by 7.5% in the current fiscal to March.
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Indian corporate earnings have been muted in the decade gone by.(MINT_PRINT)
Indian corporate earnings have been muted in the decade gone by.(MINT_PRINT)

Sensex may breach 100k in 5 years as reforms take hold

By Nasrin Sultana, Livemint, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:03 AM IST
Foreign institutional investors led the investments in Indian markets in 2010-20. During the decade, FII investments in Indian equities stood at $107.38 billion, with only four years of outflows
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FILE PHOTO: Representations of virtual currency Bitcoin are seen in this picture illustration taken taken March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Representations of virtual currency Bitcoin are seen in this picture illustration taken taken March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo(REUTERS)

Bitcoin drops close to $30,000 mark as head-turning rally stalls

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:58 AM IST
Bitcoin has seen a stellar rally as prices more than doubled after passing $20,000 for the first time in December.
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HTET Result declared(HT File (Representational Image))
HTET Result declared(HT File (Representational Image))

HTET Result 2020 declared at haryanatet.in, check details here

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:24 AM IST
  • Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH) on Thursday declared the Haryana teachers’ eligibility test 2020 on its official website haryanatet.in
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SSC GD Constable result declared(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
SSC GD Constable result declared(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

SSC GD Constable, Rifleman final result 2018 declared at ssc.nic.in

Edited by Nandini
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:31 AM IST
  • Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on Thursday declared the Constable (GD) in CAPFs, NIA, SSF and Rifleman in Assam Rifles result 2018 on its official website ssc.nic.in. a total of 1,09,552 candidates have qualified.
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Kumar’s tenure as JNU V-C had been marked by several protests and controversies, including the 2016 sedition row, and protests on hostel fee hike which was followed by an attack on campus by a masked mob in January 2020, which had left several students and teachers injured.
Kumar’s tenure as JNU V-C had been marked by several protests and controversies, including the 2016 sedition row, and protests on hostel fee hike which was followed by an attack on campus by a masked mob in January 2020, which had left several students and teachers injured.

Recruitment of new JNU V-C delayed, Jagadesh Kumar may continue for now

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:45 AM IST
The Union education ministry, last October, had released an advertisement inviting applications for the position of vice-chancellor and, later, a three-member search panel was constituted to look after the recruitment process.
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West Bengal Police recruitment board has declared the final writen examination result of exam for recruitment to the post of constable in West Bengal police 2019.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
West Bengal Police recruitment board has declared the final writen examination result of exam for recruitment to the post of constable in West Bengal police 2019.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

HTET Result 2020: HBSE declares Haryana TET result, here's how to check

Edited by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:17 PM IST
  • HTET Result 2020: Board of Secondary Education Haryana (BSEB) on Thursday declared the results of Haryana Teachers Eligibility Test (HTET 2020) on its official website -haryanatet.in
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Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’(PTI)
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’(PTI)

Ramesh Pokhriyal inaugurates two new Kendriya Vidyalayas in Bihar, Chhattisgarh

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:59 PM IST
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank virtually inaugurates two new Kendriya Vidyalayas--one in Bettiah, Bihar and another in Korba, Chhattisgarh.
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Farmers offering prayer at makeshift a gurdwara at Tikri border during their protest against farm laws, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)
Farmers offering prayer at makeshift a gurdwara at Tikri border during their protest against farm laws, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)

No breakthrough in govt-farm union talks: Here’s what we know so far

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:19 AM IST
The rejection has deepened the crisis as it appeared that almost two-month-long agitation could finally be resolved. Farmers have been camping at New Delhi’s borders seeking a repeal of the laws
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On Thursday, the overall AQI of Delhi was 296, in the “poor” zone. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
On Thursday, the overall AQI of Delhi was 296, in the “poor” zone. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s air quality deteriorates further, marginal improvement expected tomorrow

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:13 AM IST
Union ministry of earth science’s air quality monitoring centre Safar said that the surface winds on Thursday were southwesterly and will slow down on Friday leading to deterioration in pollution
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Farmers sit next to a bonfire during their protest against farm law, at the Ghazipur border in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)
Farmers sit next to a bonfire during their protest against farm law, at the Ghazipur border in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)

Farmers’ protest: Delhi’s borders with Haryana, UP continue to be impacted

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:11 AM IST
In all, ten border points affected; Delhi’s borders with UP at Chilla and Ghazipur have remained closed for those coming from Noida and Ghaziabad
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Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in June last year.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in June last year.

Street in Delhi to be renamed after Sushant Singh Rajput

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:05 AM IST
Abhishek Dutt, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation's (SDMC) Congress councillor said a proposal to rename a street in Andrews Ganj after Sushant Singh Rajput has been approved.
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Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a senior SDMC official said applicants will have to produce a no-objection-certificate (NOC) from the traffic department at the time of application to ensure that the cart or food truck will not hinder traffic movement in the area.(Representative image)
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a senior SDMC official said applicants will have to produce a no-objection-certificate (NOC) from the traffic department at the time of application to ensure that the cart or food truck will not hinder traffic movement in the area.(Representative image)

South corp to cap food carts at 5 per ward, issue licences

By Ashish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:01 AM IST
The opposition AAP criticised the move, saying the scheme will lead to chaos on roads. The SDMC House passed the proposal on Thursday, with the officials saying that a policy will be drafted to fix licence fee and lay down other modalities.
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The Bombay high court had sought to know why ED could not desist from taking action against Khadse for a few days as he had already appeared before ED concerning the case. (HT FILE)
The Bombay high court had sought to know why ED could not desist from taking action against Khadse for a few days as he had already appeared before ED concerning the case. (HT FILE)

Bhosari land deal: No coercive action against NCP leader Eknath Khadse till Monday, says ED

By K A Y Dodhiya
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:48 AM IST
The controversy pertains to the purchase of a plot in Bhosari, near Pune, by Khadse’s kin for 3.75 crore, against the prevalent market rate of 30 crore
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Jayant Patil, however, said Sharad Pawar’s word would be the final one on the issue. (HT FILE)
Jayant Patil, however, said Sharad Pawar’s word would be the final one on the issue. (HT FILE)

Would like to be Maharashtra CM someday: State NCP chief and minister Jayant Patil

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:44 AM IST
Patil’s statement assumes significance as deputy CM and Pawar’s nephew Ajit Pawar is believed to be holding the second position in NCP after party chief
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The CM meets MPs of both the Houses of the Parliament before the parliamentary sessions to take up issues of the state.
The CM meets MPs of both the Houses of the Parliament before the parliamentary sessions to take up issues of the state.

Go beyond party lines, meet PM on Maratha quota, Belgaum issue and GST dues: Maharashtra CM to state MPs

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:53 AM IST
Thackeray said that he has plans to form committees of MPs for better coordination between the state and the Centre
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A healthcare worker collects the swab sample of a passenger at Dadar station on Thursday. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A healthcare worker collects the swab sample of a passenger at Dadar station on Thursday. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Wednesday’s active Covid-19 case count was Mumbai’s lowest in 7 months

By Eeshanpriya MS
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:30 AM IST
As per data from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), none of the 24 administrative wards in the city has over 500 active cases
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A healthcare worker collects the swab sample of a passenger at Dadar station on Thursday. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A healthcare worker collects the swab sample of a passenger at Dadar station on Thursday. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Tribal tehsil has higher Covid-19 positivity rate than Maharashtra

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:25 AM IST
The failure of the administration to monitor and trace the contacts is to blame for the spread of the virus in around 13-14 villages in the district, according to health department officials
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said before the meeting that European countries needed to take the new mutation found in Britain seriously to avoid a third wave.(Unsplash)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said before the meeting that European countries needed to take the new mutation found in Britain seriously to avoid a third wave.(Unsplash)

EU to tighten travel curbs for virus hot spots as third wave fears mount

Reuters, Brussels
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:30 AM IST
The European Commission proposed to EU leaders on Thursday identifying "dark red" coronavirus hot spots from which all but essential travel would be discouraged.
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No way to hold Rio carnival in July, the city's mayor says (Representative image)(Unsplash)
No way to hold Rio carnival in July, the city's mayor says (Representative image)(Unsplash)

Rio de Janeiro's famous carnival won't take place even in July, the mayor says

Reuters, Rio De Janeiro
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:09 AM IST
Rio de Janeiro's new mayor Eduardo Paes recently said that it won't be possible to host the famous carnival, which was originally scheduled to take place next month, even in July due to second wave of coronavirus infections.
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Sara Ali Khan in the Maldives(Instagram/saraalikhan95)
Sara Ali Khan in the Maldives(Instagram/saraalikhan95)

Sara Ali Khan is a vision to behold in 13k spaghetti strap dress in Maldives

By Nishtha Grover, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:24 AM IST
  • Sara Ali Khan is currently soaking in the sun and enjoying delicious meals with her family in the Maldives. The actor is also serving us some major beachwear goals with her pictures.
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Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes(AP)
Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes(AP)

Antibody drug might be able to prevent Covid-19 illness

AP, Indianapolis
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:46 AM IST
  • US drugmaker Eli Lilly recently did a study that showed her antibody drug might be capable of preventing Covid-19 illness in residents of nursing home and other long-term care locations.
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France to make PCR tests compulsory for travellers from EU countries(Unsplash)
France to make PCR tests compulsory for travellers from EU countries(Unsplash)

You will now need a negative PCR test to enter France

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:22 AM IST
Emmanuel Macron said that travellers coming into France will now need a negative PCR test which cannot be more than 72 hours old.
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Aly Goni had an ugly fight with Abhinav Shukla. (Colors)
Aly Goni had an ugly fight with Abhinav Shukla. (Colors)

Bigg Boss 14: Aly fights with Abhinav, VJ Andy says he looks like a 'fool'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:28 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14: Aly Goni spat a few times on the floor, during his fight with Abhinav Shukla, and asked the latter to lick it, an act which drew criticism on Twitter.
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Sonali Phogat again threw food and Rubina and Nikki were angry.,(Colors)
Sonali Phogat again threw food and Rubina and Nikki were angry.,(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 promo: Sonali throws food, Rubina and Nikki get angry

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:20 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14 promo: After Sonali Phogat throws food, Rubina Dilaik gets extremely angry, and says, 'we are adjusting with her 'VIP nature', but that doesn't mean she will disrespect food'.
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Rubina Dilaik won two pageants before becoming an actor.
Rubina Dilaik won two pageants before becoming an actor.

Bigg Boss 14 contestant Rubina Dilaik’s then-and-now photo goes viral

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:09 AM IST
Rubina Dilaik, who is one of the most popular contestants on the ongoing season of Bigg Boss 14, won two pageants before becoming an actor. A then-and-now photo of her is going viral.
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Rakhi Sawant and Rubina Dilaik have been good friends for a few days now.(Colors)
Rakhi Sawant and Rubina Dilaik have been good friends for a few days now.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 107: Rakhi fights with Rubina over coffee, says 'I can also win

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:24 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14 written update day 107: Rakhi Sawant has been supporting Rubina Dilaik and her husband Abhinav Shukla for a few days now.
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Eijaz Khan and Pavitra Punia fell in love during Bigg Boss 14.
Eijaz Khan and Pavitra Punia fell in love during Bigg Boss 14.

Eijaz says he met Pavitra's brother to assure him of 'noble' intentions with her

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:17 PM IST
  • Eijaz Khan said that he and Pavitra Punia are serious about each other. He added that their families are also involved in their relationship.
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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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