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Indonesia’s Indofarma company is in talks with the SII to procure Covishield. “Hopefully, this will be realised soon,” said a person aware of the discussions.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Indonesia’s Indofarma company is in talks with the SII to procure Covishield. “Hopefully, this will be realised soon,” said a person aware of the discussions.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Countries seek doses of SII’s Covishield after concerns over Chinese vaccine

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:14 PM IST
India is receiving numerous requests for vaccines, both as grant assistance and commercial supplies, and these have increased since New Delhi rolled out nearly five million doses of Covishield, the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India, for seven countries in the neighbourhood.
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Farmers set to participate in a tractor rally to protest against the newly passed farm laws, in New Delhi. (Reuters File Photo )
Farmers set to participate in a tractor rally to protest against the newly passed farm laws, in New Delhi. (Reuters File Photo )

Farmers prep for Republic Day tractor rally; no clarity yet on police permission

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:59 PM IST
On Saturday, a police official familiar with the developments had said that the approval for farmers' tractor rally was given in principle for now.
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Union Home minister Amit Shah was addressing a rally in Assam's Kokrajhar.(File photo)
Union Home minister Amit Shah was addressing a rally in Assam's Kokrajhar.(File photo)

Only Modi-led BJP can rid Assam of corruption, terrorism & intruders: Amit Shah

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 03:01 PM IST
Targeting Congress for lack of development in the state, Shah said, "The Congress party stained Assam in blood for years and instigated different movements in the state."
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The viral Sanders photo, snapped by AFP photographer Brendan Smialowski at US President Joe Biden's inauguration, shows the senator huddled in a chair, arms folded and also sporting an average-guy winter coat.
The viral Sanders photo, snapped by AFP photographer Brendan Smialowski at US President Joe Biden's inauguration, shows the senator huddled in a chair, arms folded and also sporting an average-guy winter coat.

Trudeau co-opts Sanders meme to urge Canadians to stay home to curb Covid

AFP, Montreal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:51 PM IST
On Saturday, Trudeau posted a photo of himself giving a press conference from his lawn on Twitter, with the now famous image of a seated, mitten-clad Sanders superimposed in the background.
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India's Shubman Gill bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)
India's Shubman Gill bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)

Rishabh Pant is my hero, go-to person

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:59 PM IST
  • It was a quiet welcome as the youngster returned home to Mohali with the country still celebrating the 2-1 comeback victory.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before their bilateral talk, at Hyderabad House.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before their bilateral talk, at Hyderabad House.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

How Dhaka got vaccines from India after China asked it to share trial costs

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:46 AM IST
India, in sharp contrast, sent a gift of two million doses of Covishield vaccine to Dhaka on January 21 as well as facilitated a commercial contract of 30 million doses with the Pune-based SII.
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Pushing against the climate crisis — in spite of the terrible fire and hurricane damage — was his way of putting the economy before all else. This is what Biden-Harris will have to overcome with smart policies and even smarter communication. (AFP)
Pushing against the climate crisis — in spite of the terrible fire and hurricane damage — was his way of putting the economy before all else. This is what Biden-Harris will have to overcome with smart policies and even smarter communication. (AFP)

On climate, what the US needs to do

By Sunita Narain
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:25 AM IST
Joe Biden has done well to rejoin the Paris accord. But his administration will have to overcome Trumpism, take responsibility for historic emissions, and change energy consumption patterns at home
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In India, many women in general and those with disabilities in particular have to face poverty, poor health conditions, little or no income, lower education levels and isolation. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
In India, many women in general and those with disabilities in particular have to face poverty, poor health conditions, little or no income, lower education levels and isolation. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Focusing on women with disabilities

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:25 AM IST
Government schemes, which have been a lifeline for so many women in these trying times, must be responsive to the needs of women with disabilities. For a start, the government could use its robust grassroots systems with its health workers to create awareness in families about the need to not compromise on health and education for women with disabilities.
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US President Joe Biden swears in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, January 20, 2021 (REUTERS)
US President Joe Biden swears in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, January 20, 2021 (REUTERS)

How I erred on Biden and Blinken

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:26 AM IST
For a man who makes a career out of talking, I missed out on two God-given opportunities because I felt I had nothing to say. I met Biden in July 2013 in Delhi, but didn’t take sufficient interest in him. in 2015, i interviewed Antony Blinken, but failed to stay in touch
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Conor McGregor of Ireland poses on the scale during the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (USA TODAY Sports)
Conor McGregor of Ireland poses on the scale during the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (USA TODAY Sports)

How the Conor McGregor MMA show stalled

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:48 PM IST
  • The Irishman was fighting for only the third time in the last five years. Since his rise to superstardom, McGregor’s activity inside the Octagon had started to decline. He fought 8 times in the 2014-2016 period. But in the next 4 years, McGregor had only 3 MMA fights.
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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 24, 2021 06:37 AM 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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Her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, sported a mullet in his heyday. But it’s Miley’s version that has triggered the hairstyle trend among A-listers this time around. (IMAGE COURTESY INSTAGRAM/ @MILEYCYRUS)
Her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, sported a mullet in his heyday. But it’s Miley’s version that has triggered the hairstyle trend among A-listers this time around. (IMAGE COURTESY INSTAGRAM/ @MILEYCYRUS)

Run and hide! The mullet is rearing its ugly head again

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:36 AM IST
Everyone’s hair nightmare has made another comeback. Here’s why it keeps returning, and why celebrities love it so much.
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Khamari’s Microbial Peacock (above) won second prize at the American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) annual agar art contest in December.
Khamari’s Microbial Peacock (above) won second prize at the American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) annual agar art contest in December.

Art created in a petri dish in India has just won an international award

By Harikrishnan Nair
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:37 AM IST
Researcher Balaram Khamari “plants” live bacteria in a jelly-like substance called agar, to create agar art in intricate patterns.
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The outbreak of syphilis caused the men’s periwig to catch on in the 17th century. Royals like King Louis XIV of France wore it to hide hair loss. (New York Public Library)
The outbreak of syphilis caused the men’s periwig to catch on in the 17th century. Royals like King Louis XIV of France wore it to hide hair loss. (New York Public Library)

Emergency styling: How disasters, disease have altered hemlines in the past

By Cherylann Mollan
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:37 AM IST
Periwigs, all-weather gloves and the return of the face veil in the US can all be traced to outbreaks and pandemics, from as far back as the 17th century to as recently as the 20th.
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Kangana Ranaut has retweeted a mean post about Swara Bhasker.
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Kangana shares 'class and crass' tweet to tease Swara on a 'boring day'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:43 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut is particularly bored this Sunday and resorted to 'teasing' Swara Bhasker with another mean tweet. The latter responded by saying she is always ready to 'alleviate' her boredom.
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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal are all set to get married in Alibaug on Sunday.
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal are all set to get married in Alibaug on Sunday.

Natasha Dalal-Varun Dhawan wedding: Venue gets decorated, Karan Johar spotted

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Natasha Dalal-Varun Dhawan wedding: The actor and his longtime girlfriend are all set to tie the knot in Alibaug on Sunday. Guests, relatives and friends were spotted at the venue, preparing for Varun's big day. See their pics.
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Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island. (USA TODAY Sports)
Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island. (USA TODAY Sports)

Poirier shocks the world, knocks out Conor McGregor in second round

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:26 PM IST
  • It was the first time that McGregor lost a match by a technical knockout.
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This picture of Varun Dhawan and his friends has made its way online.
This picture of Varun Dhawan and his friends has made its way online.

Varun Dhawan chills with his gang of boys in first picture from wedding

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:17 PM IST
Actor Varun Dhawan is having a tonne of fun with his best mates at his wedding in Alibaug. The first picture from the venue shows him with his friends in traditional attire.
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Indian players pose with the winning trophy after defeating Australia.(PTI)
Indian players pose with the winning trophy after defeating Australia.(PTI)

Greg Chappell explains why he's 'not surprised' with Team India's win Down Under

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:24 PM IST
Writing in a column for Sydney Morning Herald, Chappell said that he was surprised with the massive media attention over India's win.
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 Tinaa Dattaa and Rashami Desai will be seen on Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar on Sunday.
Tinaa Dattaa and Rashami Desai will be seen on Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar on Sunday.

Bigg Boss 14: Rashami Desai, Tinaa Dattaa make fun of contestants

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:48 PM IST
New promos of Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar Sunday episode show former contestant Rashami Desai entering the show along with Tinaa Dattaa and making fun of contestants.
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Kangana Ranaut has retweeted a mean post about Swara Bhasker.
Kangana Ranaut has retweeted a mean post about Swara Bhasker.

Kangana shares 'class and crass' tweet to tease Swara on a 'boring day'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:43 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut is particularly bored this Sunday and resorted to 'teasing' Swara Bhasker with another mean tweet. The latter responded by saying she is always ready to 'alleviate' her boredom.
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Salman Khan plays Sikh cop in Antim.(Varinder Chawla)
Salman Khan plays Sikh cop in Antim.(Varinder Chawla)

Salman Khan spotted in Mumbai, aces the Sikh man look

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:35 PM IST
Actor Salman Khan, who has been shooting for his upcoming film Antim, was spotted dressed as a Sikh man in Mumbai. See here.
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Janhvi Kapoor stars in Anand L Rai's production, Good Luck Jerry.
Janhvi Kapoor stars in Anand L Rai's production, Good Luck Jerry.

Janhvi Kapoor's film Good Luck Jerry's shoot stalled again in Punjab: report

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:07 PM IST
As per a report, the shoot of Janhvi Kapoor's upcoming film Good Luck Jerry was stalled in Patiala, Punjab after a group of farmers reached the shooting location and demanded that the actor come out in support of them.
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Sidharth Shukla will appear on Bigg Boss 14 in Weekend Ka Vaar episode.
Sidharth Shukla will appear on Bigg Boss 14 in Weekend Ka Vaar episode.

Bigg Boss 14: Sidharth speaks on Rubina-Abhinav's advantage, schools Nikki, Aly

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:47 PM IST
The new Bigg Boss 14 promos show previous season winner Sidharth Shukla entering the house and showing the mirror to Nikki Tamboli and Aly Goni about their conduct in the house.
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File image of Graeme Swann.(Getty Images)

No Sehwag in this team: Swann advises England on how to bowl to 'patient' India

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:35 PM IST
India vs England: "The one thing that I used to say to myself is, it's going to spin and it does spin -- even on day one where they are fairly flat pitches," Swann said on the Hussain and Key Cricket show.
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IPL 2020: Gautam Gambhir led KKR to two IPL titles.(Getty Images)
IPL 2020: Gautam Gambhir led KKR to two IPL titles.(Getty Images)

'Core is still there': Gambhir points out 'difference between KKR and RCB'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:39 PM IST
Speaking on the Star Sports network, Gambhir said that KKR have shown that they have faith in their players and that is the difference between the two-time champions and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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India's Shubman Gill bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)
India's Shubman Gill bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)

Rishabh Pant is my hero, go-to person

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:59 PM IST
  • It was a quiet welcome as the youngster returned home to Mohali with the country still celebrating the 2-1 comeback victory.
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Australia's Glenn Maxwell during the one day international cricket match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.(AP)
Australia's Glenn Maxwell during the one day international cricket match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.(AP)

'I stand nowhere near it': Glenn Maxwell on Test return

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:56 PM IST
In the chances that he has got, Maxwell has not been able to replicate his limited-overs exploits in Test cricket, playing the last of his seven Tests in Bangladesh in 2017.
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Former cricket player and TV pundit Nasser Hussain.(Action Images via Reuters)
Former cricket player and TV pundit Nasser Hussain.(Action Images via Reuters)

Hussain not happy with England’s selection for first two Tests against India

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:28 AM IST
  • England have announced the squad for the first two Tests against India and there has been some controversy due to the absence of one batsman.
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The image shows Casper and Romeo.(Instagram/@casperandromeo)

Grumpy cat Romeo and his very happy dog sibling Casper are winning people over

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:15 PM IST
There is a possibility that if you have a brother or a sister, you’ll end up relating to Romeo or Casper.
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The image is a screengrab taken from the Reddit video.(Reddit)
The image is a screengrab taken from the Reddit video.(Reddit)

Zestfully cool! Netizens love this slo-mo clip of squeezing an orange peel

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:04 PM IST
“Squeezing orange peel in the sunlight,” reads the caption.
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The Ontario-based firm called Candy Funhouse is looking to pay people to taste-test its candies.(Unsplash)
The Ontario-based firm called Candy Funhouse is looking to pay people to taste-test its candies.(Unsplash)

Canadian company looking to pay people to taste-test candies

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:11 AM IST
Candy Funhouse advertised these positions on its official website.
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The image shows the four-feet-long python.(Wildlife SOS)

Sick python spotted in septic tank in Agra, rescued later

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:55 AM IST
The python was found unwell and has been kept at the hospital of wild life under the supervision of veterinary doctors.
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The post has gathered more than 16,000 likes and the numbers are quickly increasing.(Twitter/@International Space Station)
The post has gathered more than 16,000 likes and the numbers are quickly increasing.(Twitter/@International Space Station)

ISS shares awe-inspiring pictures of Earth's aurora from space. Seen them yet?

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:36 AM IST
“The station's orbit takes it as high 51.6° above the equator offering awe-inspiring views of the Earth's aurora in between the city lights and the twinkling stars,” ISS tweeted.
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Farmers set to participate in a tractor rally to protest against the newly passed farm laws, in New Delhi. (Reuters File Photo )
Farmers set to participate in a tractor rally to protest against the newly passed farm laws, in New Delhi. (Reuters File Photo )

Farmers prep for Republic Day tractor rally; no clarity yet on police permission

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:59 PM IST
On Saturday, a police official familiar with the developments had said that the approval for farmers' tractor rally was given in principle for now.
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ASHA workers staged a demonstration in front of the GGH demanding that a compensation of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50 lakh be paid to the deceased's family.(Reuters | Representational image)
ASHA workers staged a demonstration in front of the GGH demanding that a compensation of 50 lakh be paid to the deceased's family.(Reuters | Representational image)

ASHA worker's death sparks protests in Andhra; coworkers, kin suspect AEFI

PTI, Amaravati
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:43 PM IST
Guntur district Collector Samuel Anand said the exact cause of the ASHA worker's death would be revealed only after a post-mortem but maintained that not a single Adverse Event Following Immunisation was reported in the district.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

'Playing important role in building self-reliant India': PM greets on UP Diwas

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:43 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government had in December 2017 decided to organise Uttar Pradesh Day on January 24 for the first time since the state came into being in 1950.
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New voters who have registered their mobile phone numbers with the Election Commission will be able to download their digital voter ID cards on January 25 after 11.14am.
New voters who have registered their mobile phone numbers with the Election Commission will be able to download their digital voter ID cards on January 25 after 11.14am.

Digital voter cards: How to download? Who are eligible? All you need to know

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:42 PM IST
New voters will also get hard copies of their voter ID cards, the Election Commission has said.
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The eleventh round of talks between farmers and the government was held on Friday.(PTI)
The eleventh round of talks between farmers and the government was held on Friday.(PTI)

Priyanka Gandhi slams Centre for blocking farmers from entering Delhi

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:35 PM IST
Congress and opposition parties have been targetting the government over the ongoing farm laws, demanding the rollback of these newly-enacted legislations.
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US allies around the world have been eagerly awaiting indications of Joe Biden’s approach to China(AP)
US allies around the world have been eagerly awaiting indications of Joe Biden’s approach to China(AP)

US pushes China to cease pressure on Taiwan

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:52 PM IST
The wording appears to indicate some continuity with former US President Donald Trump’s willingness to engage with Taiwan, at the risk of provoking the Chinese government, which sees the island as part of its territory.
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The viral Sanders photo, snapped by AFP photographer Brendan Smialowski at US President Joe Biden's inauguration, shows the senator huddled in a chair, arms folded and also sporting an average-guy winter coat.
The viral Sanders photo, snapped by AFP photographer Brendan Smialowski at US President Joe Biden's inauguration, shows the senator huddled in a chair, arms folded and also sporting an average-guy winter coat.

Trudeau co-opts Sanders meme to urge Canadians to stay home to curb Covid

AFP, Montreal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:51 PM IST
On Saturday, Trudeau posted a photo of himself giving a press conference from his lawn on Twitter, with the now famous image of a seated, mitten-clad Sanders superimposed in the background.
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"If everything goes smoothly, we can lift the restrictions at 6 am on Monday so that people can go to work," Chief Secretary Cheung said.(AFP)
"If everything goes smoothly, we can lift the restrictions at 6 am on Monday so that people can go to work," Chief Secretary Cheung said.(AFP)

Hong Kong plans to lift lockdown placed on densely populated area on Monday

ANI, Hong Kong
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:48 PM IST
Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said that the authorities are set to complete coronavirus screening this weekend on around 10,000 people living in the Yau Tsim Mong area.
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French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech during his visits at the centre of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Paris-Sarclay university in Orsay, west of Paris, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. France's President Emmanuel Macron will formalize the French strategy on quantum technologies by presenting an investment plan of 1.8 billion euros (US $ 2.18 billion) over five years. (Yoan Valat/Pool Photo via AP)(AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech during his visits at the centre of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Paris-Sarclay university in Orsay, west of Paris, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. France's President Emmanuel Macron will formalize the French strategy on quantum technologies by presenting an investment plan of 1.8 billion euros (US $ 2.18 billion) over five years. (Yoan Valat/Pool Photo via AP)(AP)

'France will tighten law on incest,' says Macron after book sparks outrage

Reuters, France
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:40 PM IST
Macron said on his Twitter account that France needs to adapt its laws to better protect children from sexual violence and he had asked the justice minister to chair a consultation aimed at quickly making legislative proposals.
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The Israeli shekel's world-beating gains this month are adding to evidence that vaccine roll-out is becoming the investment theme of the year.(Bloomberg)
The Israeli shekel's world-beating gains this month are adding to evidence that vaccine roll-out is becoming the investment theme of the year.(Bloomberg)

Leaders of Covid019 vaccine rollout deliver some of world’s top gains

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:34 PM IST
Traders are rushing to price the global vaccine rollout and betting nations at the forefront will be the fastest to recover from the crisis, lifting their stocks, currencies and bond yields.
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Conor McGregor of Ireland poses on the scale during the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (USA TODAY Sports)
Conor McGregor of Ireland poses on the scale during the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (USA TODAY Sports)

How the Conor McGregor MMA show stalled

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:48 PM IST
  • The Irishman was fighting for only the third time in the last five years. Since his rise to superstardom, McGregor’s activity inside the Octagon had started to decline. He fought 8 times in the 2014-2016 period. But in the next 4 years, McGregor had only 3 MMA fights.
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Representational image.(File)

SAI takes note of COVID protocol breach in wrestling nationals

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:43 PM IST
SAI has also requested the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to sensitise all National Sports Federations (NSFs) to follow the COVID-19 protocols strictly and ensure safety of athletes.
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Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257.(USA TODAY Sports)
Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257.(USA TODAY Sports)

Conor McGregor KO leaves UFC lightweight division in limbo

Reuters, Abu Dhabi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:40 PM IST
For McGregor, it was a first knockout defeat as a pro and surely not an outcome he expected as he arrived in Abu Dhabi on his yacht in midweek.
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Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island. (USA TODAY Sports)
Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island. (USA TODAY Sports)

Poirier shocks the world, knocks out Conor McGregor in second round

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:26 PM IST
  • It was the first time that McGregor lost a match by a technical knockout.
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Aston Villa's Ezri Konsa, left, holds off Newcastle's Callum Wilson.(AP)
Aston Villa's Ezri Konsa, left, holds off Newcastle's Callum Wilson.(AP)

Villa climb into top 10 of EPL after beating Newcastle 2-0

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:42 AM IST
Club-record signing Ollie Watkins scored for the first time in 10 matches to set Villa on its way to all three points with a 13th-minute strike, before Bertrand Traore doubled the lead shortly before halftime on Saturday.
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The <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>40,000-crore NIIF was set up in December 2015 as an institution for enhancing infrastructure financing by investing in greenfield (new), brownfield (existing) and stalled projects.(AFP)
The 40,000-crore NIIF was set up in December 2015 as an institution for enhancing infrastructure financing by investing in greenfield (new), brownfield (existing) and stalled projects.(AFP)

NIIF makes equity investment of less than 5,000 cr in 5 yrs

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:30 PM IST
  • According to sources, NIIF has made an equity investment of 4,689 crore, while the co-investment by its partners stood at about 7,053 crore at the end of September 2020. The quasi-sovereign wealth fund's total equity investment along with partners stood at 11,742 crore as of September 2020.
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Stove Kraft is the fourth company to open an IPO this month after Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC), Indigo Paints and Home First Finance Company.(AP/ Representational)
Stove Kraft is the fourth company to open an IPO this month after Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC), Indigo Paints and Home First Finance Company.(AP/ Representational)

Stove Kraft IPO to open tomorrow: What you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:27 PM IST
Stove Kraft has fixed a price band of 384-385 a share for its initial public offer and it is expected to fetch 412.62 crore at the upper end of the price band.
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A healthcare worker draws a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine from a vial at a free drive-through coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine clinic.(Reuters Photo )
A healthcare worker draws a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine from a vial at a free drive-through coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine clinic.(Reuters Photo )

Leaders of Covid-19 vaccine rollout deliver world-beating market gains

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:10 PM IST
Traders are rushing to price the global vaccine rollout and betting nations at the forefront will be the fastest to recover from the crisis, lifting their stocks, currencies and bond yields.
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The image shows a diamond which will be sold at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong.(Reuters)
The image shows a diamond which will be sold at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong.(Reuters)

Diamond trade is roaring back thanks to stuck-at-home shoppers

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:02 PM IST
The boom is being driven by bumper holiday jewelry sales, particularly in the vital US and Chinese markets.
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Few of the emerging markets that have started receiving positive FPIs flows this month to date are: Indonesia ($800 million), South Korea ($320 million), Taiwan ($2.3 billion) and Thailand ($113 million). (File Photo (Representative Image))
Few of the emerging markets that have started receiving positive FPIs flows this month to date are: Indonesia ($800 million), South Korea ($320 million), Taiwan ($2.3 billion) and Thailand ($113 million). (File Photo (Representative Image))

FPIs remain net buyers at 18,456 crore in January so far

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:25 PM IST
According to depositories data, overseas investors pumped in 24,469 crore into equities but pulled out 6,013 crore from the bonds market between January 1-22.
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WBHRB Recruitment 2021.(HT file)
WBHRB Recruitment 2021.(HT file)

WBHRB Recruitment 2021: 1647 posts for Medical Technologist Grade III notified

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:59 PM IST
  • Once the application process begins, interested and eligible candidates will be able to apply for the positions online at wbhrb.in on or before February 6, 2021, until 8pm.
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UPSC Recruitment 2021.(Screengrab)
UPSC Recruitment 2021.(Screengrab)

UPSC Recruitment 2021: Application begins for 249 vacancies for various posts

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:40 PM IST
  • Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions online at upsc.gov.in on or before February 11, 2021.
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Representational image. ( anchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Representational image. ( anchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Govt teacher dies of COVID in Ludhiana; 12 colleagues, 3 students test positive

PTI, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:00 PM IST
Schools in the state reopened for classes 5 to 12 from January 7 after a government order.
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BARC Recruitment 2021.(HT File)
BARC Recruitment 2021.(HT File)

BARC Recruitment 2021: 63 vacancies for Nurse, Driver and others on offer

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:03 PM IST
  • Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions online at barc.gov.in on or before February 15, 2021.
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Representational image. (HT file)

Schools in Telangana to reopen from Feb 1; SSC exams from May 17

PTI, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:21 PM IST
According to a memo issued by the Telangana School Education Department on Saturday, the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations in Telangana will be held from May 17 to 26.
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Police was alerted by passersby who saw two men shouting slogans near Khan Market.(AP File Photo/Representational)
Police was alerted by passersby who saw two men shouting slogans near Khan Market.(AP File Photo/Representational)

2 detained for shouting Pakistan Zindabad slogans hours before R-Day

By Anvit Srivastava, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:25 PM IST
  • A PCR call was received at around 1 am at Tughlaq Road police station reporting that some people were shouting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans near Khan Market metro station
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Dense to moderate fog is predicted in Delhi for the next four days, the IMD said.(Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
Dense to moderate fog is predicted in Delhi for the next four days, the IMD said.(Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)

Dense fog shrouds Delhi, minimum temp rises to 8.8 degrees Celsius

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:20 AM IST
Dense fog reduced visibility to 200 metres at Safdarjung and 100 metres at Palam.
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The flames were doused, Atul Garg, Director, DFS said. (HT File Photo)
The flames were doused, Atul Garg, Director, DFS said. (HT File Photo)

Fire breaks out at Akashwani Bhawan in Delhi

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:03 AM IST
A call was received at around 5.57 am. Eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot, said Atul Garg, Director, DFS.
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Mumbai, India - August 21, 2016: People gather together to watch Mother Hippopotamus Shilpa with her newly born Hippopotamus cub at Jijamata Udyaan, Byculla in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, August 21, 2016. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/ Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, India - August 21, 2016: People gather together to watch Mother Hippopotamus Shilpa with her newly born Hippopotamus cub at Jijamata Udyaan, Byculla in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, August 21, 2016. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/ Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

HC directs SPCA to take custody of hippo confined with Asiad Circus management

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:57 AM IST
Justice Prathiba M Singh noted that despite repeated directions, the proprietor of the circus Riazuddin Khan has failed to take a stand on the issue and has not disclosed the location of the male hippopotamus.
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Bhardwaj said that the DDA owes close to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>535 crore to the south corporation.(ANI)
Bhardwaj said that the DDA owes close to 535 crore to the south corporation.(ANI)

AAP says DDA owes civic bodies 2,000 cr; BJP says pursuing matter with Centre

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:04 AM IST
AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj questioned the BJP as to why the corporations had not initiated the process to get the funds back from the DDA.
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A Covid-19 vaccine shot being administered at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
A Covid-19 vaccine shot being administered at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Mumbai added less than 3000 cases of Covid-19 this week

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:26 PM IST
On January 23, there were 305,571 cases of Covid-19 and the death toll in the city was 11,297.
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Farmers gather at a ground in Nashik before heading towards Mumbai. (Ravindra Rajput/HT)(HT_PRINT)
Farmers gather at a ground in Nashik before heading towards Mumbai. (Ravindra Rajput/HT)(HT_PRINT)

Maharashtra farmers converge in Mumbai against farm laws, to be joined by Pawar

By Naresh Kamath | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:06 AM IST
  • Labour unions and political parties such as the Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Shiv Sena, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) and Communist parties will also join the farmers’ morcha on Monday.
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The Indira Nagar area of Turbhe ward had 13 deaths so far here. However, there was not a single death after June. (Bachchan Kumar/HT photo)
The Indira Nagar area of Turbhe ward had 13 deaths so far here. However, there was not a single death after June. (Bachchan Kumar/HT photo)

Indira Nagar in Turbhe 1st Covid-free area in Navi Mumbai

By Raina Shine, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:01 AM IST
The Indira Nagar area of Turbhe ward has become the first in Navi Mumbai to become Covid-19 free
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A health worker takes a swab sample in Thane. For the first time since the vaccination drive began in Thane, the number of immunisations crossed 102 % on Saturday. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)
A health worker takes a swab sample in Thane. For the first time since the vaccination drive began in Thane, the number of immunisations crossed 102 % on Saturday. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)

Only 1 Covid death in 24 days in Bhiwandi

By Sajana Nambiar, Bhiwandi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:56 AM IST
The Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNCMC) has recorded just a single Covid death in the last 24 days while the daily case count has reduced drastically
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A statue of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, his first in Mumbai, was unveiled in Colaba on his 95th birth anniversary in the presence of leaders of various parties , including his son and CM Uddhav Thackeray, nephew and MNS president Raj Thackeray, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and former CM Devendra Fadnavis. (Pratik Chorge/HT)
A statue of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, his first in Mumbai, was unveiled in Colaba on his 95th birth anniversary in the presence of leaders of various parties , including his son and CM Uddhav Thackeray, nephew and MNS president Raj Thackeray, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and former CM Devendra Fadnavis. (Pratik Chorge/HT)

Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray’s statue unveiled in Mumbai

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:48 AM IST
The nine-feet bronze statue is the first of the Sena supremo in the city, where he established his political party and shaped his political life
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Bella Hadid returns to social media(Instagram/bellahadid)
Bella Hadid returns to social media(Instagram/bellahadid)

Bella Hadid returns to social media: Took some time away to reflect and learn

ANI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:04 PM IST
  • After a short hiatus from social media, Bella Hadid made a return and penned a heartfelt note about mental health. "I am only here to be an instrument of peace and love," it read.
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Antidepressants do not work for back pain, osteoarthritis(Unsplash)
Antidepressants do not work for back pain, osteoarthritis(Unsplash)

Antidepressants won't help with back pain and osteoarthritis, says study

ANI, Canberra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:38 PM IST
A recent study suggested that contrary to the common belief stimulant medication does not have any effect on chronic back pain and hip and knee osteoarthritis.
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Jacqueline Fernandez shares favourite workout, fitness goals for 2021 | Watch(Instagram/jacquelinef143)
Jacqueline Fernandez shares favourite workout, fitness goals for 2021 | Watch(Instagram/jacquelinef143)

Jacqueline Fernandez shares favourite workout, fitness goals for 2021 | Watch

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:35 PM IST
  • From sharing the best fitness advice she has ever received, to her goals for 2021, favourite way to workout and more, Jacqueline Fernandez reveals some health and wellness tips in this viral video
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Flight operations resumed at the Srinagar airport on Sunday, a day after they were suspended in the wake of snowfall in the Kashmir valley, officials said.(Yahoo)
Flight operations resumed at the Srinagar airport on Sunday, a day after they were suspended in the wake of snowfall in the Kashmir valley, officials said.(Yahoo)

Flight operations resume at Srinagar airport

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:27 PM IST
Flight operations resumed at the Srinagar airport on Sunday, a day after they were suspended in the wake of snowfall in the Kashmir valley, officials said.
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Dutch airline KLM will keep operating long haul flights, including for vaccine distribution, after agreeing with the government on softer demands for returning air crews to carry out rapid Covid-19 tests.(Reuters)
Dutch airline KLM will keep operating long haul flights, including for vaccine distribution, after agreeing with the government on softer demands for returning air crews to carry out rapid Covid-19 tests.(Reuters)

KLM to keep long haul flights as Covid testing demands are softened

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:57 PM IST
Dutch airline KLM will keep operating long haul flights, including for vaccine distribution, after agreeing with the government on softer demands for returning air crews to carry out rapid Covid-19 tests.
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 Tinaa Dattaa and Rashami Desai will be seen on Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar on Sunday.
Tinaa Dattaa and Rashami Desai will be seen on Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar on Sunday.

Bigg Boss 14: Rashami Desai, Tinaa Dattaa make fun of contestants

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:48 PM IST
New promos of Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar Sunday episode show former contestant Rashami Desai entering the show along with Tinaa Dattaa and making fun of contestants.
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Sidharth Shukla will appear on Bigg Boss 14 in Weekend Ka Vaar episode.
Sidharth Shukla will appear on Bigg Boss 14 in Weekend Ka Vaar episode.

Bigg Boss 14: Sidharth speaks on Rubina-Abhinav's advantage, schools Nikki, Aly

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:47 PM IST
The new Bigg Boss 14 promos show previous season winner Sidharth Shukla entering the house and showing the mirror to Nikki Tamboli and Aly Goni about their conduct in the house.
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Neha Mehta had quit Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah last year.
Neha Mehta had quit Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah last year.

Neha Mehta reveals she turned down two TV shows after quitting Taarak Mehta

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:50 AM IST
Neha Mehta, of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah fame, turned down two TV show offers as she wasn't confident of playing those characters.
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Eijaz Khan recently stepped out of the show for prior commitments.(Colors)
Eijaz Khan recently stepped out of the show for prior commitments.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 109: Kamya says Eijaz is arrogant and over-confident

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:22 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 written update day 109: Rakhi Sawant, Abhinav Shukla and Rubina Dilaik discussed their married lives, while Eijaz revealed he was with Pavitra Punia.
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Bernie Sanders does seem unimpressed by the contestant.
Bernie Sanders does seem unimpressed by the contestant.

Rannvijay Singha clearly wins the Bernie Sanders edit with this Roadies meme

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:08 PM IST
After multiple celebrities tried their hands at the Bernie Sanders edit, it was VJ Rannvijay Singha who clearly won. He shared a photo of Bernie, edited into a Roadies audition.
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US President Joe Biden swears in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, January 20, 2021 (REUTERS)
US President Joe Biden swears in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, January 20, 2021 (REUTERS)

How I erred on Biden and Blinken

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:26 AM IST
For a man who makes a career out of talking, I missed out on two God-given opportunities because I felt I had nothing to say. I met Biden in July 2013 in Delhi, but didn’t take sufficient interest in him. in 2015, i interviewed Antony Blinken, but failed to stay in touch
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In India, many women in general and those with disabilities in particular have to face poverty, poor health conditions, little or no income, lower education levels and isolation. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
In India, many women in general and those with disabilities in particular have to face poverty, poor health conditions, little or no income, lower education levels and isolation. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Focusing on women with disabilities

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:25 AM IST
Government schemes, which have been a lifeline for so many women in these trying times, must be responsive to the needs of women with disabilities. For a start, the government could use its robust grassroots systems with its health workers to create awareness in families about the need to not compromise on health and education for women with disabilities.
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Bose started a newspaper, rose steadily through the Congress, organised ground movements with his rousing addresses, and eventually became mayor in 1930.
Bose started a newspaper, rose steadily through the Congress, organised ground movements with his rousing addresses, and eventually became mayor in 1930.

Firebrand who shaped Bengal’s politics, culture

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:07 AM IST
Born in Cuttack in 1897 in a prominent Bengali family, Subhas Chandra Bose went to college in erstwhile Calcutta and chose the city as his political arena.
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Heads of states of important countries stood by him and Netaji lit the fire of the freedom struggle beyond India’s shores.
Heads of states of important countries stood by him and Netaji lit the fire of the freedom struggle beyond India’s shores.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: Champion of freedom who inspired the world

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:35 AM IST
Netaji was born in Cuttack in Odisha in 1897, graduated from Kolkata, and proved his mettle by becoming an Indian Civil Services (ICS) officer. But he was not accustomed to a life of comfort and amenities that came with his job. He was a warrior, who had to wage the freedom struggle.
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So many laws, still no solution. Perhaps because there’s a contradiction here. The contradiction in wanting to protect women but within the decorous folds of patriarchy (Hindustan Times)
So many laws, still no solution. Perhaps because there’s a contradiction here. The contradiction in wanting to protect women but within the decorous folds of patriarchy (Hindustan Times)

To protect women, challenge patriarchy

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Seldom has the State’s concern to protect one half of its citizens been so high
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