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Mufti also indicated that she had misgivings about the alliance.(PTI File Photo)
Mufti also indicated that she had misgivings about the alliance.(PTI File Photo)

BJP is treating J&K like a political laboratory: Mehbooba Mufti

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:15 AM IST
She admitted that the alliance between her People’s Democratic Party and the BJP was her father’s idea.
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MGNREGS, a rural jobs guarantee programme, stipulates that half the employment generated by the scheme be earmarked for women.(HT file photo. Representative image)
MGNREGS, a rural jobs guarantee programme, stipulates that half the employment generated by the scheme be earmarked for women.(HT file photo. Representative image)

Record 3 billion days of work generated but women’s share shrinks

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:19 AM IST
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Jobs Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) has this financial year generated 3.11 billion days of work, 460 million days more than last year, according to data by the ministry of rural development.
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While the current claims and counter claims over Bose is geared toward electoral gains, his memory endures because of the many what-ifs associated with him.(HT Archives)
While the current claims and counter claims over Bose is geared toward electoral gains, his memory endures because of the many what-ifs associated with him.(HT Archives)

The patriot whose legend lives on...

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:24 AM IST
As West Bengal heads to elections this year, Netaji’s legacy is once again up for grabs. The central government has announced that Netaji’s birth anniversary will be celebrated as Parakram Diwas.
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Police officers have maintained that no official permission has yet been given to the protesters for the rally since it could create a law and order problem on the Republic Day and trigger traffic chaos.(PTI file photo)
Police officers have maintained that no official permission has yet been given to the protesters for the rally since it could create a law and order problem on the Republic Day and trigger traffic chaos.(PTI file photo)

Police proposes route map for tractor rally, farmers to respond today

By Anvit Srivastava
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:27 AM IST
Until Friday night, it was not clear if the police had proposed a route inside the national Capital or on the highways connecting Delhi. Senior police officers are holding talks with the farmers protesting against the three contentious farm laws over their planned tractor rally.
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Three districts in the Capital have so far recorded a coverage rate lower than Delhi’s average — Shahdara, North (43.3%) and New Delhi (47.6%).(AFP)
Three districts in the Capital have so far recorded a coverage rate lower than Delhi’s average — Shahdara, North (43.3%) and New Delhi (47.6%).(AFP)

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

By Anonna Dutt, Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:49 AM IST
The nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive kicked off on January 16, after which registered health care workers in the Capital have received shots on January 18, 19 and 21 across 81 inoculation centres.
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Prime Minister Imran Khan has contended that Pakistan's economy has made a remarkable turnaround.(Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial)
Prime Minister Imran Khan has contended that Pakistan's economy has made a remarkable turnaround.(Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial)

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

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:51 PM IST
  • Pakistan's GDP growth had slowed down much before the coronavirus outbreak, growing by 1.9% in 2019 as compared to a decade-high of 5.8% the previous year when Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf came to power.
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Cheteshwar Pujara gets hit on the body on day 5 of the 4th Test between India and Australia at Brisbane.(Getty Images)
Cheteshwar Pujara gets hit on the body on day 5 of the 4th Test between India and Australia at Brisbane.(Getty Images)

Pujara's father reveals what India no 3 said when asked about being hit on body

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:14 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: Arvind Pujara feared for son as he bore painful body blows to blunt bowlers, setting up the Gabba victory
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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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Ajinkya Rahane receives rousing reception on arrival at home(Twitter)
Ajinkya Rahane receives rousing reception on arrival at home(Twitter)

Gabba giants are back home to hero's welcome

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 02:10 PM IST
  • Chinnappampatti village near Salem in Tamil Nadu arranged a horse-drawn carriage for local boy T Natarajan
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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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The White Tiger movie review: Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao in a still from the new Ramin Bahrani film.

The White Tiger review: Adarsh Gourav roars in Netflix's angry answer to Slumdog

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:46 PM IST
  • The White Tiger movie review: Adarsh Gourav delivers a star-making performance in Ramin Bahrani's angry answer to Slumdog Millionaire, co-starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao.
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The late Irrfan Khan's wife and son at a special screening, conducted in his honour at IFFI Goa.
The late Irrfan Khan's wife and son at a special screening, conducted in his honour at IFFI Goa.

Irrfan's wife gives stirring speech at IFFI: 'First time I've come out of home'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:11 PM IST
  • Irrfan Khan's son and wife, Babil Khan and Sutapa Sikdar, attended a special screening in his honour at IFFI Goa. Sutapa delivered a stirring speech, Babil shared pictures.
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Bharat Arun and Ravi Shastri(Twitter)

'Shastri called me up in July': How India set up traps for Smith and Marnus

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:51 PM IST
It was actually a well thought out plan against Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne derived more than five months before the Test series began. The mastermind behind it? India head coach Ravi Shastri, who had called bowling coach Bharat Arun in July to discuss the same.
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Narendra Chanchal has died at the age of 80.
Narendra Chanchal has died at the age of 80.

Bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal dies at 80, tributes pour in

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:30 PM IST
Popular devotional songs singer Narendra Chanchal has died. The 80-year-old breathed his last in Delhi on Friday.
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India's Cheteshwar Pujara in a Test match against Australia(AP)
India's Cheteshwar Pujara in a Test match against Australia(AP)

'Without Cheteshwar Pujara, India would've lost to Australia 3-0'

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:36 PM IST
Hailing Cheteshwar Pujara’s gallant effort, former England opener Nick Compton said India would have ended up losing the series against Australia 3-0 instead of wining it 2-1 if it wasn't for the No.3 batsman’s unmatchable patience and determination.
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Sonali Phogat is a wild card entry on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)
Sonali Phogat is a wild card entry on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)

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

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:10 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14 day 108: Abhinav Shukla was once again seen being rude with Rubina Dilaik. Rubina also had a fight with Sonali Phogat who later said she wanted to go home.
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Arjun Ramphal and Manav Kaul in a still from Nail Polish.

Makers delve into personality disorders on OTT while maintaining balance between science and fiction

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:27 PM IST
Makers delve into personality disorders on OTT, keeping a fine balance between science and fiction, not reinforcing myths and aggravating stigma through their stories
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Pavitra Punia feels maybe people doubt them as Eijaz and she had a love-hate relationship on Bigg Boss
Pavitra Punia feels maybe people doubt them as Eijaz and she had a love-hate relationship on Bigg Boss

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

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:27 PM IST
When a celebrity declares their love on national television, it is often believed to be not-so-genuine and just for the camera
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Singer Adele arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California.(REUTERS)
Singer Adele arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California.(REUTERS)

Adele comes to agreement over her $190 million fortune in divorce settlement

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:24 PM IST
  • Adele has reached a divorce settlement with her estranged husband, Simon Konecki. At stake is her $190 million fortune.
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Disha Patani shared a dance video on Instagram.
Disha Patani shared a dance video on Instagram.

Disha Patani dances up a storm to Saweetie's Tap In. Watch video

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:21 PM IST
Disha Patani shared a video of herself performing a choreographed dance routine to Saweetie's Tap In. Watch it here.
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File image of former England spinner Graeme Swann.(Getty Images)

I think beating India in India is a far higher thing: Graeme Swann

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UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:33 PM IST
"England always saying 'well the Ashes are coming up'. Australia are not the best team in the world anymore. They used to be, by miles, ... they're not now, but we're obsessed with this," said Swann.
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IPL Auctions 2020.(IPL)

IPL auction likely on February 18: BCCI official

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:06 PM IST
The BCCI is also yet to decide whether the IPL will happen in India or not even though Board President Sourav Ganguly has repeatedly asserted that everything possible would be done to keep the glitzy event at its home.
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Indian cricket team and Triple H.(AP/ WWE)

A WWE-scripted level of a comeback: Triple H lauds Team India's win in Australia

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:43 PM IST
  • It wasn’t just the Indian fans celebrating but everyone in and around the world lauded the spirit shown by the Indian cricket team in Australia.
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Wriddhiman Saha (L) and Rishabh Pant.(Getty Images)

No one learns algebra in Class I: Saha on Pant's wicket-keeping skills

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:03 PM IST
Saha, who is considered India's number one Test wicketkeeper, said that he does not believe that Pant's heroic show in Australia would close the door for him in the Indian team.
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Angelo Mathews(Twitter)

Ton-up Mathews shows the way for smarter Sri Lanka in 2nd Test vs England

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:27 PM IST
Sri Lanka were much more cautious this time on a dry wicket that will crumble quickly under the hot sun and make chasing anything substantial in the fourth innings perilous for the tourists.
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The image shows a white-furred kangaroo.(Instagram/@animaladventurepark)

Zoo in New York welcomes 'extremely rare' white kangaroo

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:58 AM IST
Animal Adventure Park shared this news on their official Instagram account.
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The image shows the cops welcoming Arlo.(Facebook/@Thurston County-Sheriff)

Police dog shot during duty returns home after surgery, gets hero’s welcome

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:04 AM IST
“That is the coolest video ever. I'm so happy he's now resting comfortably at home!!” expressed a Facebook user while commenting on the video.
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sit socially distanced as he attends the inauguration of Joe Biden-Kamala Harris.(REUTERS)
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sit socially distanced as he attends the inauguration of Joe Biden-Kamala Harris.(REUTERS)

Kerala Tourism joins Bernie Sanders-related meme trend with this post

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:38 PM IST
“Wear your warm woollen mittens and enjoy the cool crisp Munnar weather!” the department wrote while sharing the meme.
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The video has prompted people to share various reactions.(Twitter/@supriyasahuias)
The video has prompted people to share various reactions.(Twitter/@supriyasahuias)

This video of two bison crossing a bridge is an instant mood lifter

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:07 PM IST
The video, which has now left many happy, was shared on Twitter by IAS officer Supriya Sahu
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The image shows the manager of the eatery in question.(screengrab)

Pakistan cafe owners mock manager’s English, viral video irks people

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:48 PM IST
The hashtag #BoycottCannoli is also being used by many while sharing their reactions to the now-viral video.
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“Our preparation has been such that the vaccine is fast reaching every corner of the country,” Modi said.(ANI Photo)
“Our preparation has been such that the vaccine is fast reaching every corner of the country,” Modi said.(ANI Photo)

PM Modi talks to health workers to dispel fears over vaccines

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:11 AM IST
In an interaction with health workers in Varanasi, his Lok Sabha constituency, Modi said the vaccines had been launched after completing all scientific processes of trial and testing.
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The farm unions stressed that they would be going ahead with a tractor rally in Delhi on January 26, but said they would do it after India’s Republic Day celebrations and not disrupt the official function.(PTI)
The farm unions stressed that they would be going ahead with a tractor rally in Delhi on January 26, but said they would do it after India’s Republic Day celebrations and not disrupt the official function.(PTI)

Talks break down, govt tells unions it won’t accept demand to repeal laws

By Zia Haq
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:08 AM IST
The farmers, who have rigidly called for either a repeal of the laws or nothing, on Friday vowed to intensify their agitation — the biggest the Modi government has faced so far, and one that has seen tens of thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana camping on the Capital’s borders for 57 days.
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The Congress called the strike in support of the 12-point charter of demands that included proper health services at the Govind Ballabh Panth (GBP) hospital, the state’s lone dedicated Covid-19 hospital in Agartala and other Covid Care Centres, giving <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 lakh to the kin of Covid-19 victims and withdrawal of chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s anti-media remark. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
The Congress called the strike in support of the 12-point charter of demands that included proper health services at the Govind Ballabh Panth (GBP) hospital, the state’s lone dedicated Covid-19 hospital in Agartala and other Covid Care Centres, giving 10 lakh to the kin of Covid-19 victims and withdrawal of chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s anti-media remark. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Congress to elect new president by June

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:01 AM IST
The Congress Election Authority (CEA), the party’s panel in charge of the elections, proposed a timeline between May 15 and 30 to hold organisational elections, although some leaders, particularly those in charge of poll-bound states, said this could clash with the assembly elections.
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The agency said that the app illegally collected additional unauthorised data of users as well as their friends’ network on Facebook; in all, data of 335 users and their network of 562,000 of their friends were compromised.(File photo)
The agency said that the app illegally collected additional unauthorised data of users as well as their friends’ network on Facebook; in all, data of 335 users and their network of 562,000 of their friends were compromised.(File photo)

CBI books Cambridge Analytica over Facebook data theft

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:52 AM IST
The CBI enquiry revealed that Kogan, founder and director of Global Science Research, created a Facebook app, “thisisyourdigitallife”; the app was authorised to collect certain specific data of the users for academic and research purposes.
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Police officers have maintained that no official permission has yet been given to the protesters for the rally since it could create a law and order problem on the Republic Day and trigger traffic chaos.(PTI file photo)
Police officers have maintained that no official permission has yet been given to the protesters for the rally since it could create a law and order problem on the Republic Day and trigger traffic chaos.(PTI file photo)

Police proposes route map for tractor rally, farmers to respond today

By Anvit Srivastava
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:27 AM IST
Until Friday night, it was not clear if the police had proposed a route inside the national Capital or on the highways connecting Delhi. Senior police officers are holding talks with the farmers protesting against the three contentious farm laws over their planned tractor rally.
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Elon Musk, founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX, speaks at a news conference. (AP File Photo)
Elon Musk, founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX, speaks at a news conference. (AP File Photo)

SpaceX plans to drill for natural gas near Texas launchpad

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:49 AM IST
The billionaire’s SpaceX intends to drill wells close to the company’s Boca Chica launchpad, it was revealed during a Friday hearing before the Railroad Commission of Texas, the state’s energy regulator.
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The National Guard said in a statement that it would not discuss coronavirus cases, but personnel were following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.(AFP)
The National Guard said in a statement that it would not discuss coronavirus cases, but personnel were following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.(AFP)

More than 150 inauguration National Guard test positive for Covid-19

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:44 AM IST
The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the number of National Guard troops who tested positive could rise but was still a small fraction of the more than 25,000 troops deployed in city over the past few days.
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Members of the National Guard march towards the US Capitol in Washington, DC(Bloomberg)
Members of the National Guard march towards the US Capitol in Washington, DC(Bloomberg)

Lawmakers angered as US troops guarding Capitol forced to sleep in garage

AFP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:40 AM IST
  • Some members of Congress, noting that many of the troops came from their home states, voiced outrage.
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US President Joe Biden speaks about the Covid-19 response before signing executive orders for economic relief to Covid-hit families and businesses in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.(AFP)
US President Joe Biden speaks about the Covid-19 response before signing executive orders for economic relief to Covid-hit families and businesses in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.(AFP)

Biden warns Covid-19 toll can cross 600,000, urges Congress to pass rescue plan

AFP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:13 AM IST
  • Biden added that he was looking forward to working with both parties in Congress to "move quickly" on getting people help through his rescue plan.
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“I truly appreciate all that you do,” the first lady said. “The National Guard will always hold a special place in the heart of all the Bidens.”(AFP)
“I truly appreciate all that you do,” the first lady said. “The National Guard will always hold a special place in the heart of all the Bidens.”(AFP)

First Lady Jill Biden thanks National Guard members with chocolate chip cookies

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:34 AM IST
“I just want to say thank you from President Biden and the whole, the entire Biden family,” she told a group of Guard members at the Capitol
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EXCLUSIVE | I think that might go the distance: Hooker on Poirier vs McGregor

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:33 PM IST
  • The lightweight division will see another exciting match-up as Kiwi fighter Dan Hooker (20-9) faces former Bellator champion Michael Chandler (21-5).
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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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After the move was opposed by industry, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on August 23, 2019 that violations of CSR norms under the Companies Act would be treated as a civil liability and not as a criminal offence.(HT file photo. Representative image)
After the move was opposed by industry, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on August 23, 2019 that violations of CSR norms under the Companies Act would be treated as a civil liability and not as a criminal offence.(HT file photo. Representative image)

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

By Rajeev Jayaswal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:25 AM IST
In line with a commitment made by the finance minister, the government formally notified that non-compliance with CSR provisions would be a “civil wrong,” not a crime, and shifted such violations to a penalty regime, two officials said, requesting anonymity.
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Intel shares fell 4.6% in early trading in New York.(Bloomberg)
Intel shares fell 4.6% in early trading in New York.(Bloomberg)

Intel tumbles after new CEO recommits to chip manufacturing

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:00 PM IST
  • Keeping chip production in-house may be bad for Intel because its manufacturing technology has fallen behind Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., which makes chips for many of Intel’s rivals. If the US company can’t catch up, its products will become less competitive, lose sales and market share.
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The IPO has received bids for 64.58 crore shares against an offer size of 55.18 lakh shares.(AP Representative image)
The IPO has received bids for 64.58 crore shares against an offer size of 55.18 lakh shares.(AP Representative image)

Indigo Paints IPO garners robust response; subscribed 117 times on final day

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:34 PM IST
The price band was fixed at 1,488-1,490 a share for the initial share-sale, which was open for public subscription during January 20-22.
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The Infosys co-founder also noted that the pandemic has brought changes in consumer behaviour
The Infosys co-founder also noted that the pandemic has brought changes in consumer behaviour

India will be role model on how to vaccinate billion people at scale: Nilekani

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:02 PM IST
Speaking at Redseer's Ground Zero 4.0 event, Nilekani spoke on how to build for scale in India that presents a massive opportunity with a booming internet penetration and rising adoption of digital services.
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Amazon and Flipkart together control 81% of India’s online market share, while RIL’s online services are estimated at 1% market share in 2020.mint(MINT_PRINT)
Amazon and Flipkart together control 81% of India’s online market share, while RIL’s online services are estimated at 1% market share in 2020.mint(MINT_PRINT)

Govt has pledged strict foreign investment rules for e-commerce, says CAIT

Reuters, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:34 PM IST
India's e-commerce retail market is seen growing to $200 billion a year by 2026, from $30 billion in 2019.
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JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) said the ministry’s decision to extend the current vice chancellor’s tenure was “shocking”.(ANI file photo)
JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) said the ministry’s decision to extend the current vice chancellor’s tenure was “shocking”.(ANI file photo)

Education ministry extends JNU V-C Jagadesh Kumar’s term

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:07 AM IST
JNU registrar Pramod Kumar confirmed receiving the letter from the ministry on Friday. Despite repeated attempts, the V-C did not respond to calls and texts sent for his comment.
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Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ was conferred with the "Sahitya Gaurav Samman"(HT Photo)
Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ was conferred with the "Sahitya Gaurav Samman"(HT Photo)

'Conventional education has seen great upheaval for good in the form of NEP'

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:54 PM IST
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Friday said the conventional mode of education has now seen a great upheaval for good, in the form of the New Education Policy-2020 (NEP).
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Mumbai University. (HT file)
Mumbai University. (HT file)

MU to conduct annual convocation ceremony virtually this year

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:37 PM IST
  • MU is one of many higher education institutes across the country which chose to conduct convocation ceremonies virtually this year.
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Parents from across the state have written to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) over issues pertaining to private schools in the state. (Representative image)(Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Parents from across the state have written to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) over issues pertaining to private schools in the state. (Representative image)(Sunil Ghosh/HT)

Maharashtra parents write to NCPCR over fee concerns

By Ankita Bhatkhande
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:08 PM IST
  • Parents from across the state have written to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) over issues pertaining to private schools in the state.
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The Maharashtra government had last week announced the reopening of schools for Classes 5 to 8 based on the ground situation in respective regions. (Representational image)(Kunal Patil / HT File Photo)
The Maharashtra government had last week announced the reopening of schools for Classes 5 to 8 based on the ground situation in respective regions. (Representational image)(Kunal Patil / HT File Photo)

Schools for Classes 5 to 12 to reopen in Thane rural from Jan 27

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:44 PM IST
Schools for Classes 5 to 12 will reopen in the rural parts of Maharashtra's Thane district from January 27, an official said on Friday.
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Today she shares a poem she wrote when brother, Vikas, was starting a new life in Europe. (While posing for a snap, her younger son, Samarth, tiptoes from behind, and photo-bombs the portrait.)
Today she shares a poem she wrote when brother, Vikas, was starting a new life in Europe. (While posing for a snap, her younger son, Samarth, tiptoes from behind, and photo-bombs the portrait.)

Delhiwale: Stories on the move

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

Farmers at Singhu border allege bid to infiltrate, spark violence

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

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

By Anonna Dutt, Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:49 AM IST
The nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive kicked off on January 16, after which registered health care workers in the Capital have received shots on January 18, 19 and 21 across 81 inoculation centres.
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The interventions suggested by the tool can be implemented by the pollution control boards and its implementation can be monitored by citizen watch groups and NGOs, the statement said.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
The interventions suggested by the tool can be implemented by the pollution control boards and its implementation can be monitored by citizen watch groups and NGOs, the statement said.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Air quality panel ropes in agencies to develop tool to read nature of emissions

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:28 AM IST
The sources of emissions covered will include industries, transport, power plants, residential, DG sets, road dust, agricultural burning, refuse burning, construction dust, ammonia, volatile organic compounds, landfills etc.
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On Friday, Kejriwal chaired a review meeting on the project in which he directed officials of the DSIIDC – a government company with the expertise of infrastructure development in industrial areas – to strictly stick to deadlines.(ANI Photo)
On Friday, Kejriwal chaired a review meeting on the project in which he directed officials of the DSIIDC – a government company with the expertise of infrastructure development in industrial areas – to strictly stick to deadlines.(ANI Photo)

Deadline extended by nine months for phase 1 of Rani Khera business park project

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:22 AM IST
The business park – spread over an area of 150 acres in Rani Khera village near the Indira Gandhi International Airport – is meant to become a hub for enterprises in the technology and services sectors.
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The state government has approved <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.3 crore to provide compensation to poultry farm owners who were affected owing to the avian influenza. (HT FILE)
The state government has approved 1.3 crore to provide compensation to poultry farm owners who were affected owing to the avian influenza. (HT FILE)

732 more bird deaths in Maharashtra, toll touches 14K

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

Arriving soon in Mumbai: Better Bandra Terminus

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

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

By Mehul R Thakkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:22 AM IST
The Covid vaccination drive in Mumbai saw a record high turnout on Friday, with 3,539 (92%) of the 3,852 healthcare workers (HCW) getting the shots
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The veteran leader also reiterated that the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government – comprising Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress – would complete its five-year term and attempts to dislodge it won’t succeed. (HT FILE)
The veteran leader also reiterated that the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government – comprising Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress – would complete its five-year term and attempts to dislodge it won’t succeed. (HT FILE)

Law and order state subject: Sharad Pawar on Centre providing Y security to Maharashtra MP Narayan Rane

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:21 AM IST
The state government had recently scaled down or completely scrapped the security cover of many leaders. Rane’s security cover was completely removed. He was earlier being provided the Y-plus category
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Shops being sealed after the order at Lalbaug. (Pratik Chorge/HT)
Shops being sealed after the order at Lalbaug. (Pratik Chorge/HT)

SC orders ‘forceful eviction’ of 3 tenants on National Textile Corporation property in Mumbai

By Eeshanpriya M S
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:15 AM IST
The occupants of three shops at Jam Mill in Lalbaug were evicted by officials of the National Textile Corporation (NTC), the owner of the land, after the Supreme Court (SC) order allowed the central government-owned entity to “take forcible possession with the help of police force”
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Models at Kim Jones Fall Winter 21-22 showcase (Photo: Dior)
Models at Kim Jones Fall Winter 21-22 showcase (Photo: Dior)

Painterly strokes meet savoir-faire 

By Manish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:53 AM IST
Artistic director Kim Jones reinvents ceremonial wear drawing inspiration from haute couture traditions 
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“Whether it’s a toddler getting on their first bike or an office-goer getting back on a cycle after decades, I am always happy to see it,” says Abdul Hamid Khan of Mumbai’s iconic Happy Cycle Shop. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT)
“Whether it’s a toddler getting on their first bike or an office-goer getting back on a cycle after decades, I am always happy to see it,” says Abdul Hamid Khan of Mumbai’s iconic Happy Cycle Shop. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT)

Wheels of fortune: How one cycle shop fared during a long and winding year

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:43 PM IST
Business stalled, then restarted with a bang. Mumbai’s iconic Happy Cycle Shop, a stone’s throw from Gateway of India and smack in heart of the Colaba tourist district, has had a ringside view of how the city coped in the pandemic.
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Designers have been rethinking their collections. Above, a printed jumpsuit with relaxed silhouette by Nachiket Barve. An Anita Dongre lehenga with pockets, made up of pieces that can be reused separately. A powder blue chanderi kurta with trousers meant for comfort, by Ritu Kumar. A dressy sweatsuit with statement sleeves by Twenty Dresses. A woollen sari by Anavila Misra.
Designers have been rethinking their collections. Above, a printed jumpsuit with relaxed silhouette by Nachiket Barve. An Anita Dongre lehenga with pockets, made up of pieces that can be reused separately. A powder blue chanderi kurta with trousers meant for comfort, by Ritu Kumar. A dressy sweatsuit with statement sleeves by Twenty Dresses. A woollen sari by Anavila Misra.

What the next few seasons will look like for the fashion industry

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:02 PM IST
Overnight, the buying stopped. Covid-19 altered silhouettes and buying patterns too. What is the way forward? A return to the classics, conscious creation and relaxed silhouettes, designers say.
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“We’ve had a whole year to think about the effects of fast fashion and how we spend. We have had the time ask ourselves, do I need so many things? The answer, most probably, is no,” Ritu Kumar says.
“We’ve had a whole year to think about the effects of fast fashion and how we spend. We have had the time ask ourselves, do I need so many things? The answer, most probably, is no,” Ritu Kumar says.

Clothes are becoming a little more needs-based, says designer Ritu Kumar

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:25 PM IST
To thrive again, in the pandemic, the fashion industry must return to its roots — the unique and sustainable handloom and handicrafts, the veteran designer says
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A Trans News cover. “Its most special attribute,” says editor Priya Babu, “is that the models for all the photos used with the stories are transgender people.”
A Trans News cover. “Its most special attribute,” says editor Priya Babu, “is that the models for all the photos used with the stories are transgender people.”

Queer eye: There’s a new trans news magazine in Madurai

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:54 PM IST
The free fortnightly online magazine offers updates on the news, tips on fashion, health and home decor, lists products made by members of the community, and lists job openings too.
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Sonali Phogat is a wild card entry on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)
Sonali Phogat is a wild card entry on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)

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

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

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

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:27 PM IST
When a celebrity declares their love on national television, it is often believed to be not-so-genuine and just for the camera
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Eijaz Khan and Pavitra Punia found love on Bigg Boss 14.
Eijaz Khan and Pavitra Punia found love on Bigg Boss 14.

Bigg Boss 14: Eijaz Khan addresses question on marrying Pavitra Punia

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:50 PM IST
Eijaz Khan said that his father approves of his relationship with Bigg Boss 14 co-contestant Pavitra Punia. He also addressed a question on whether marriage is on the cards.
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Jasmin Bhasin fell in love with Aly Goni during Bigg Boss 14.
Jasmin Bhasin fell in love with Aly Goni during Bigg Boss 14.

Jasmin Bhasin to reunite with Aly Goni on Bigg Boss 14: report

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:23 PM IST
Jasmin Bhasin will re-enter Bigg Boss 14, according to a new report, but not as a contestant. She will go on the show during family week to support Aly Goni.
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Anita Hassanandani and her husband Rohit Reddy are expecting their first child.
Anita Hassanandani and her husband Rohit Reddy are expecting their first child.

Anita jokingly asks Rohit to throw out his things before their baby's arrival

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:20 PM IST
Anita Hassanandani, who is expecting her first child with husband Rohit Reddy, shared a new photo with him. However, her hilarious caption stole the show.
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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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