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A healthcare worker gets a Covid-19 vaccine at Sion Hospital, in Mumbai on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
A healthcare worker gets a Covid-19 vaccine at Sion Hospital, in Mumbai on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

MHA issues Covid-19 rules, to be followed from Feb 1: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:21 PM IST
In the fresh set of guidelines, which will remain in force till February 28, the MHA has allowed entry of all in swimming pools, which were previously opened for sportsperson only, and allowed cinema halls to increase the ceiling on people indoors.
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The Congress attacked Home Minister Amit Shah for the violence in Delhi during the tractor parade on Tuesday(PTI file)
The Congress attacked Home Minister Amit Shah for the violence in Delhi during the tractor parade on Tuesday(PTI file)

Cong sharpens attack on Centre for violence in Delhi. Amit Shah is the target

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:56 PM IST
  • The Congress said the violence during the tractor parade in Delhi was a concerted conspiracy, aided and abetted by the government to malign the entire farmers’ movement against the three farm laws
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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar who holds the portfolios of information and broadcasting and environment and forests praised the Delhi Police for its handling of the situation on the ground at Red Fort on Republic Day. (RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO).
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar who holds the portfolios of information and broadcasting and environment and forests praised the Delhi Police for its handling of the situation on the ground at Red Fort on Republic Day. (RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO).

Congress stoking unrest due to poor show in polls, says Javadekar

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:57 PM IST
  • A day after violence broke out in the Capital when a section of protesting farmers marched to the Red Fort, Javadekar said, the government has already held 10 rounds of talks with the farmers and offered to put in abeyance the farm laws for 18 months, but the Congress does not want a resolution.
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A damaged police vehicle, damaged in Republic Day violence, is seen in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
A damaged police vehicle, damaged in Republic Day violence, is seen in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

No one will be spared, says Delhi Police commissioner on R-Day violence

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:54 PM IST
Giving details about the injuries sustained by the cops, he said that 394 police personnel are injured and some of them are in the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) of various hospitals.
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The third batch of 3 Rafale aircraft landed at an IAF base Wednesday night. (ANI)
The third batch of 3 Rafale aircraft landed at an IAF base Wednesday night. (ANI)

3 more Rafale jets land in India after non-stop flight from France

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:00 PM IST
  • The aircraft got airborne earlier Wednesday from Istres Air Base in France and few non-stop for 7000 m.
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China has attempted to pin the blame for the cancelled vaccine trials in Bangladesh on India(AP)
China has attempted to pin the blame for the cancelled vaccine trials in Bangladesh on India(AP)

Chinese vaccine trial in Dhaka fell through. Its state media blames New Delhi

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:07 PM IST
  • Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech told Bangladesh in September last year that it didn't have money to pay for the vaccine trials and its request for funding to CEPI had been declined.
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A video of an unruly tractor moving waywardly towards police personnel at ITO emerged on Tuesday as farmers protesting against farm laws deviated from their route and moved inside the Capital.
A video of an unruly tractor moving waywardly towards police personnel at ITO emerged on Tuesday as farmers protesting against farm laws deviated from their route and moved inside the Capital.

How unruly farmers tried to embarrass India on Republic Day

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:09 PM IST
The tractor-borne unruly farmers were minutes away from India Gate when they were blocked by New Delhi Range police.
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Rishabh Pant was the toast of his team mates and the cricket world as India conquered Fortress Gabba.(Getty Images)
Rishabh Pant was the toast of his team mates and the cricket world as India conquered Fortress Gabba.(Getty Images)

INTERVIEW | 'Outside the ropes there's no fielder, why not go for a six?': Pant

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:51 AM IST
Gabba hero Rishabh Pant details his and India’s turnaround in the last Test, says going for victory was on his mind all along.
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The vehement opposition the party faced between 2014 and 2016 led them to conclude that despite the party’s historic win, there is an obstructionist cabal that thinks that the BJP has no right to govern India (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The vehement opposition the party faced between 2014 and 2016 led them to conclude that despite the party’s historic win, there is an obstructionist cabal that thinks that the BJP has no right to govern India (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

The roots of the BJP’s unilateralism

By Rahul Verma
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:29 AM IST
It believes that the opposition to its policies is not principled. But it shouldn’t underestimate social forces
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File photo of India first Test captain Col. CK Nayudu (left) and Lala Amarnath (right).(Getty Images)
File photo of India first Test captain Col. CK Nayudu (left) and Lala Amarnath (right).(Getty Images)

India vs England: History of Tests in India - Part 1 - (1933-34 to 1963-64)

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:48 PM IST
  • In the first part of our series we look back at England's tours of India from 1933-34 to 1963-64
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When Shah Rukh Khan secretly pinched Kajol during a romantic scene in Baazigar

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:50 PM IST
During an earlier appearance on Koffee With Karan, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol talked about how she could not get a romantic scene in Baazigar right and how he had to surreptitiously pinch her to get the desired reaction.
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Actor Saif Ali Khan headlines Ali Abbas Zafar’s web show Tandav.(HT_PRINT)
Actor Saif Ali Khan headlines Ali Abbas Zafar’s web show Tandav.(HT_PRINT)

Tandav row: All the controversies that have plagued Saif Ali Khan's Amazon show

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:44 PM IST
  • As the Supreme Court refused to grant protection to the makers of Tandav, here are all the controversies that have plagued the Amazon Prime Video political drama, created by Ali Abbas Zafar and starring Saif Ali Khan.
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Australia's Nathan Lyon.(AP)
Australia's Nathan Lyon.(AP)

'Thank you for kind gesture': Lyon shares photo of Team India's signed jersey

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:10 PM IST
Sharing a series of images on his Instagram, Lyon opened up on the tough series and congratulated the Indian team for pulling off a sensational series win.
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Bobby Deol's wife, Tanya, keeps a low profile.
Bobby Deol's wife, Tanya, keeps a low profile.

When Bobby Deol courted wife Tanya by cold calling her 'at an absurd hour'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:09 PM IST
  • Bobby Deol's wife, Tanya, once recalled the story of how the actor made moves on her by calling her in the dead of night, only to be ignored.
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Photo of Ajinkya Rahane (L) and India head coach Ravi Shastri(Twitter)

'He can single-handedly take the game away from opposition’: Ajinkya Rahane

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:49 PM IST
Ajinkya Rahane stated that Pant has the ability to take the game away from the opposition singlehandedly. All he needs to back his natural game.
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Shraddha Kapoor is rumoured to be dating her childhood friend Rohan Shrestha.
Shraddha Kapoor is rumoured to be dating her childhood friend Rohan Shrestha.

Shakti Kapoor reacts to Shraddha Kapoor-Rohan Shrestha wedding rumours

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:45 PM IST
Shraddha Kapoor's father, Shakti Kapoor, responded to reports that she and Rohan Shrestha are planning to get married soon. Shakti said that he knows Rohan as Shraddha's childhood friend and has no idea if they are 'serious about each other'.
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John Cena and Idris Elba in a still from The Suicide Squad.
John Cena and Idris Elba in a still from The Suicide Squad.

New footage from Suicide Squad, Space Jam 2, Conjuring 3 teased in HBO Max video

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:48 PM IST
  • A new HBO Max trailer has revealed unseen footage from high-profile films such as The Suicide Squad, Space Jam 2, The Conjuring 3, Godzilla vs Kong, and more.
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Hiten Tejwani was refusing other projects, because shooting a daily meant no time to spare.
Hiten Tejwani was refusing other projects, because shooting a daily meant no time to spare.

Hiten Tejwani on TV show ending abruptly: My reputation won’t be harmed

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:26 PM IST
Television is unpredictable and every actor who works on the medium knows that but this month, Hiten Tejwani had a bitter realisation
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Riteish Deshmukh arrives with wife Genelia and sons, Neelam Kothari Soni poses with daughter Ahana at Ravie Kapoor's second birthday party. (Varinder Chawla)
Riteish Deshmukh arrives with wife Genelia and sons, Neelam Kothari Soni poses with daughter Ahana at Ravie Kapoor's second birthday party. (Varinder Chawla)

Ekta Kapoor hosts grand birthday bash for son Ravie: KJo, Riteish, Neelam attend

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:22 PM IST
  • Several Bollywood celebrities such as Karan Johar; Riteish Deshmukh and his wife, Genelia; Sussanne Khan; and Neelam Kothari Soni, were spotted at the birthday party of Ekta Kapoor's son, Ravie.
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Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in Baazigar.
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in Baazigar.

When Shah Rukh Khan secretly pinched Kajol during a romantic scene in Baazigar

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:50 PM IST
During an earlier appearance on Koffee With Karan, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol talked about how she could not get a romantic scene in Baazigar right and how he had to surreptitiously pinch her to get the desired reaction.
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Former Indian cricketer and current BCCI (Board Of Control for Cricket in India) president Sourav Ganguly.(REUTERS)
Former Indian cricketer and current BCCI (Board Of Control for Cricket in India) president Sourav Ganguly.(REUTERS)

Sourav Ganguly goes for 'checkup', vitals stable, says hospital

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:41 PM IST
Ganguly wasn’t feeling well since Tuesday evening, a source close to the family said.
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India's Kuldeep Yadav bowls in the nets at the Sydney Cricket Ground during training in Sydney, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, ahead of their cricket test against Australia starting Thursday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)(AP)
India's Kuldeep Yadav bowls in the nets at the Sydney Cricket Ground during training in Sydney, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, ahead of their cricket test against Australia starting Thursday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)(AP)

'Not playing me in Brisbane Test was correct decision,' says Kuldeep Yadav

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:55 PM IST
India vs Australia: Speaking in an interaction with Sportstar, Kuldeep said that while he expected to play in Gabba, the decision to not include him in the playing XI was a correct one.
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File photo of India first Test captain Col. CK Nayudu (left) and Lala Amarnath (right).(Getty Images)
File photo of India first Test captain Col. CK Nayudu (left) and Lala Amarnath (right).(Getty Images)

India vs England: History of Tests in India - Part 1 - (1933-34 to 1963-64)

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:48 PM IST
  • In the first part of our series we look back at England's tours of India from 1933-34 to 1963-64
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India's Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin celebrate their partnership at SCG.(Reuters)
India's Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin celebrate their partnership at SCG.(Reuters)

'Felt I owed team that innings': Vihari recalls SCG heroics

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:29 PM IST
India vs Australia: Vihari had suffered a hamstring injury but he needed to bat on for over 40 overs along with Ashwin to save the Test for his team in Sydney.
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The image shows baby elephant Penzi playing in mud.(Facebook/@Reid Park Zoo)

Baby elephant Penzi slips and slides in mud amid snowfall. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:59 PM IST
“Watching this has made my day. Just love them,” wrote a Facebook user while commenting on the video.
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The statue of the Alabai, the Central Asian shepherd dog is seen in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.(AP)
The statue of the Alabai, the Central Asian shepherd dog is seen in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.(AP)

Turkmenistan ruler creates new national holiday to honour local dog breed

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:18 PM IST
President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov ordered the holiday praising the Alabai, the Central Asian shepherd dog, to be celebrated on the last Sunday of April.
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Workers lift a fossilised tree, part of a petrified forest, with a crane on the island of Lesbos, Greece.(REUTERS)
Workers lift a fossilised tree, part of a petrified forest, with a crane on the island of Lesbos, Greece.(REUTERS)

20-million-year-old fossilised tree discovered by scientists in Greece

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:57 PM IST
The tree was found during roadwork near an ancient forest petrified millions of years ago.
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A feline sitting inside a cat cave bed.(Twitter/@HeyitsTowler)
A feline sitting inside a cat cave bed.(Twitter/@HeyitsTowler)

Human puts ‘eyes’ on cat’s cave bed, result is hilarious. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:47 PM IST
Since being shared, the video has gathered over 3.2 million views.
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The picture has now created a stir among people.(Twitter/@floppy_llama)
The picture has now created a stir among people.(Twitter/@floppy_llama)

Can you spot viral Bernie Sanders’ meme in this ‘Where’s Waldo’ inspired puzzle?

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:33 PM IST
“Find Bernie [Sanders] and yes he is there and don’t ruin it for other people lol,” a Twitter user wrote while sharing the puzzle.
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A healthcare worker gets a Covid-19 vaccine at Sion Hospital, in Mumbai on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
A healthcare worker gets a Covid-19 vaccine at Sion Hospital, in Mumbai on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

MHA issues Covid-19 rules, to be followed from Feb 1: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:21 PM IST
In the fresh set of guidelines, which will remain in force till February 28, the MHA has allowed entry of all in swimming pools, which were previously opened for sportsperson only, and allowed cinema halls to increase the ceiling on people indoors.
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Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced hefty cash incentives to gram panchayats who elect their leaders without any contest. (PTI PHOTO).
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced hefty cash incentives to gram panchayats who elect their leaders without any contest. (PTI PHOTO).

Jagan Reddy announces cash incentives for unanimous polls to gram panchayats

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:11 PM IST
  • As part of the strategy, the Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday issued an order announcing hefty cash incentives to be given to gram panchayats where sarpanches and ward members are elected unanimously without any contest.
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Prime Minister Modi will address the Forum's Davos Dialogue on January 28 via video conferencing, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)
Prime Minister Modi will address the Forum's Davos Dialogue on January 28 via video conferencing, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)

PM Modi to address World Economic Forum's Davos Agenda Summit tomorrow

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:11 PM IST
The PM will be speaking on a range of subjects, including India's reform trajectory and increased usage of technology.
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In a tweet, Rajnath Singh said the firm commitment to deepen India-US defence cooperation was reiterated during the talks. (ANI File Photo)
In a tweet, Rajnath Singh said the firm commitment to deepen India-US defence cooperation was reiterated during the talks. (ANI File Photo)

Rajnath Singh speaks to US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:10 PM IST
  • The defence ministry said Rajnath Singh received an "introductory telephone call" from the newly-appointed US Secretary of Defence Austin and that the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to work together to strengthen defence cooperation and the strategic partnership between the two countries.
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An illuminated view of Victoria Memorial on the occasion of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary in Kolkata.(ANI)
An illuminated view of Victoria Memorial on the occasion of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary in Kolkata.(ANI)

Multimedia exhibition on Netaji at Victoria Memorial

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:59 PM IST
The exhibition contains 125 stories on Netaji to commemorate his 125th birth anniversary.
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Brazil had the most deforestation, accounting for 61% of the hotspots in the Amazon overall.(Reuters file photo)
Brazil had the most deforestation, accounting for 61% of the hotspots in the Amazon overall.(Reuters file photo)

Deforestation soars in Amazon forest in 2020, analysis finds

Reuters, Brasilia
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:03 PM IST
  • A first look at deforestation in the full year of 2020 shows that roughly 21,000 square kilometers (8,108 square miles) of old-growth forest was cut or burned down, about the size of New Jersey, the US-based non-profit group found in its analysis of satellite data.
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Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US ambassador to the United Nations (UN) for U.S. President Joe Biden, listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US ambassador to the United Nations (UN) for U.S. President Joe Biden, listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)

Biden’s UN nominee urged to counter China, defend 2019 speech

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:03 PM IST
Thomas-Greenfield, who would be one of the highest-ranking Black officials in Biden’s administration, plans to emphasize “old-fashioned, people-to-people diplomacy” while calling for making the UN more accountable.
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Violent rioters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol in Washington.(File Photo / AP)
Violent rioters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol in Washington.(File Photo / AP)

US issues terror alert over anti-govt extremists, urges to avoid large crowds

AFP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:59 PM IST
The department of homeland security issued a national terrorism advisory system bulletin due to a heightened threat environment across the United States.
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People with masks against COVID-19 travel by rikshaw (tok tok) in Karachi, Pakistan January 25, 2021. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/Files(REUTERS)
People with masks against COVID-19 travel by rikshaw (tok tok) in Karachi, Pakistan January 25, 2021. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/Files(REUTERS)

Pakistan unveils plan to administer Covid-19 vaccine across country

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:44 PM IST
The plan was unveiled at a meeting of the top body in Islamabad chaired by Minister for Planning Asad Umar.
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The graffiti found Wednesday included the message “Uighur Lives Matter” and appeared aimed at calling attention to China's treatment of mostly Muslim Uighurs (Twitter)
The graffiti found Wednesday included the message “Uighur Lives Matter” and appeared aimed at calling attention to China's treatment of mostly Muslim Uighurs (Twitter)

French Holocaust memorial vandalized on remembrance day

AP, Paris
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:28 PM IST
  • The Israeli Embassy in France tweeted a photo of the pro-Uighur graffiti scrawled on a wall etched with the names of tens of thousands of French victims of the Holocaust. The embassy expressed “horror and anger” at the vandalism “on such a symbolic day.”
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IOC President, Thomas Bach, hosts the first Executive Board meeting for 2021 at the Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland January 27, 2021. Greg Martin/IOC/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)
IOC President, Thomas Bach, hosts the first Executive Board meeting for 2021 at the Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland January 27, 2021. Greg Martin/IOC/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Olympic chief Bach calls for 'patience' over Tokyo Games

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:27 PM IST
"We just have to ask for patience and understanding, is the main message," Bach said after an executive board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
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AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left, and Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku argue during an Italian Cup round of 8 soccer match between Inter Milan and AC Milan at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021.(AP)
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left, and Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku argue during an Italian Cup round of 8 soccer match between Inter Milan and AC Milan at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021.(AP)

Ibrahimović denounces racism after spat with Lukaku

AP, Milan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:35 PM IST
“In ZLATAN’s world there is no place for RACISM,” Ibrahimović wrote on Twitter. “We are all the same race — we are all equal !! We are all PLAYERS some better then others.”
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Photo of ace Indian distance runner Sudha Singh(HT Photo)

Sudha Singh eyes national marathon record, Tokyo qualification

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:27 PM IST
The distance runner from Uttar Pradesh, awarded the Padma Shri, is confident of making a smooth switch having won two Asian Games medals in 3000m steeplechase.
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FC Goa players celebrate a goal against Hyderabad FC during their Indian Super League match(PTI)
FC Goa players celebrate a goal against Hyderabad FC during their Indian Super League match(PTI)

India to bid for 2021 Asian Champions League

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:15 PM IST
This is the first time an Indian club will be at the high table of Asian football which has expanded from 32 to 40 teams and will be held in two zones, east and west.
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File photo of Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp(REUTERS)

Liverpool must be a team nobody wants to play, says Klopp

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:53 PM IST
The champions are winless in their last five league matches which has resulted in a slide from the top of the standings to fifth in the league while they were also knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United over the weekend.
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Gopinath, in response to a question on the new farm laws, said: “These particular farm laws were in the area of marketing."(File photo)
Gopinath, in response to a question on the new farm laws, said: “These particular farm laws were in the area of marketing."(File photo)

India’s new agri laws have potential to raise farm income: IMF's Gita Gopinath

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:24 PM IST
There are multiple areas where the reforms are needed, including infrastructure, the Chief Economist of the Washington-based global financial institution said on Tuesday.
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A total of 56.01 per cent children were found to have no access to smartphones, the study said.(Unsplash)
A total of 56.01 per cent children were found to have no access to smartphones, the study said.(Unsplash)

Chinese smartphone brands expanded India market share in 2020: Report

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:25 PM IST
Chinese brands commanded 75% of India's smartphone market last year, up from 71% in 2019 and the highest since at least 2014.
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Goyal said that the strong growth of startups could transform India from a screwdriver economy to technology-driven economy.(PTI File Photo)
Goyal said that the strong growth of startups could transform India from a screwdriver economy to technology-driven economy.(PTI File Photo)

Business should dedicate portion of their wealth to fund startups: Goyal

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:07 PM IST
He suggested that business persons can come together and pool their resources, "may be an initial 10,000 crore fund," which is domestically driven and professionally managed, with no role of government in it.
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FDI is a major driver of economic growth and an important source of non-debt finance for the economic development of India.(Reuters)
FDI is a major driver of economic growth and an important source of non-debt finance for the economic development of India.(Reuters)

FDI into India up 37 percent to USD 43.85 billion during April-November 2020

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:32 PM IST
Total FDI inflows during the eight-month period of the current fiscal grew by 22 per cent to USD 58.37 billion.
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In the four straight sessions, the benchmark has fallen by 2,382.19 points or 4.78 per cent.(PTI)
In the four straight sessions, the benchmark has fallen by 2,382.19 points or 4.78 per cent.(PTI)

Investors' wealth plunge over 8 lakh crore in 4 days

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:25 PM IST
In the broader market, the smallcap and midcap indices fell up to 1.38 per cent.
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The Haryana government will provide free books to Scheduled Caste students studying in state-run colleges, officials said on Wednesday.(ANI file)
The Haryana government will provide free books to Scheduled Caste students studying in state-run colleges, officials said on Wednesday.(ANI file)

Haryana govt to provide free textbooks to Schedule Caste college students

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:46 PM IST
The Haryana government will provide free books to Scheduled Caste students studying in state-run colleges, officials said on Wednesday.
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NHRC Recruitment 2021(HT File)
NHRC Recruitment 2021(HT File)

NHRC Recruitment 2021: Application closing soon for 26 vacancies, check details

Edited by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:46 PM IST
  • National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has invited applications for recruitment against 26 vacancies for Stenographer, Research Assistant and other posts.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it would not be possible to reopen schools in February, but that he hoped the vaccination programme would allow them to open their doors from March 8..(Bloomberg)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it would not be possible to reopen schools in February, but that he hoped the vaccination programme would allow them to open their doors from March 8..(Bloomberg)

UK PM Johnson pushes back school reopening until March 8

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:33 PM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it would not be possible to reopen schools in February.
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JNVST 2021 admit card out (HT file)
JNVST 2021 admit card out (HT file)

JNVST 2021: Navodaya Vidyalaya class 9 entrance exam admit card out

Edited by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:50 PM IST
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya on Wednesday released admit card for Class 9th entrance exam- JNVST 2021
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ISRO has short-listed 20 space-based experiment proposals from Russia, France, Sweden and Germany for its proposed Venus orbiter mission ‘Shukrayaan’ to study the planet for more than four years, sources in the Bengaluru- headquartered space agency said.(PTI/ File photo)
ISRO has short-listed 20 space-based experiment proposals from Russia, France, Sweden and Germany for its proposed Venus orbiter mission ‘Shukrayaan’ to study the planet for more than four years, sources in the Bengaluru- headquartered space agency said.(PTI/ File photo)

Students of college in Coimbatore develop satellite for ISRO

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:15 PM IST
Students of Sri Shakti Institute of Engineering and Technology, in Coimbatore, have designed and developed a satellite at a cost of 2.5 crore.
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Red Fort complex is closed off for visitors till January 31(Amal KS / Hindustan Times)
Red Fort complex is closed off for visitors till January 31(Amal KS / Hindustan Times)

Red Fort to remain closed for visitors till January 31: ASI order

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:24 PM IST
Earlier on Wednesday, culture and tourism minister Prahlad Patel visited the site and has sought a report on the incident from the ASI.
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Mercury inches upwards, slight relief from the biting cold in Delhi

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:35 PM IST
A day after Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 2
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A medic takes a sample from an artist for Covid-19 test, on January 22.(PTI File Photo)
A medic takes a sample from an artist for Covid-19 test, on January 22.(PTI File Photo)

Delhi records 96 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, lowest in over 9 months

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:55 PM IST
The disease also claimed nine lives in the said period which pushed the death toll 10,829, according to health bulletin released by state government.
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Dense fog rolls on to National Highway-24(NH24) in New Delhi on January 14. Cold wave conditions are expected to continue in Delhi-NCR for at least the next four days, according to scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while pollution levels are likely to further worsen and may even reach the “severe” zone in the coming days.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Dense fog rolls on to National Highway-24(NH24) in New Delhi on January 14. Cold wave conditions are expected to continue in Delhi-NCR for at least the next four days, according to scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while pollution levels are likely to further worsen and may even reach the “severe” zone in the coming days.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Plastic burning main cause behind reduced visibility in Delhi: IIT Madras study

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:03 PM IST
Many studies in the past have identified particulate matter or aerosol particles with diameter less than 2.5 micrometre (PM2.5) as a major pollutant, responsible for haze and fog formation over Indo-Gangetic plain, including Delhi.
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Farmers vandalise a police vehicle following clashes with Delhi Police during the tractor march, at Nangloi Crossing, in New Delhi on January 26. (Raj K Raj/HT photo)
Farmers vandalise a police vehicle following clashes with Delhi Police during the tractor march, at Nangloi Crossing, in New Delhi on January 26. (Raj K Raj/HT photo)

Tractor rally chaos: FIRs filed under attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:10 PM IST
Delhi Police officers said the FIRs have the names of many farmer leaders who have been caught on tape instigating people to break barricades and force their way into the national Capital
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Uddhav Thackeray. (AFP)
Uddhav Thackeray. (AFP)

Declare disputed area Union Territory: Thackeray on Maha-K’taka border row

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Since the formation of Maharashtra, the two neighbouring states are in a dispute over Belgaum and other areas where Marathi-speaking people reside in large numbers
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The sun rises near Mumbai harbour on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP)(AFP)
The sun rises near Mumbai harbour on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP)(AFP)

At 15.3 degrees, Mumbai records lowest temperature of the season

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:32 PM IST
  • The IMD had forecast that minimum temperatures in and around Mumbai would drop owing to cold winds from the north.
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As per the MPCB, all units of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) were found to be corroded and its operation and maintenance was poor.As per the MPCB, all units of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) were found to be corroded and its operation and maintenance was poor. (Representative Image)(PTI Photo)
As per the MPCB, all units of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) were found to be corroded and its operation and maintenance was poor.As per the MPCB, all units of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) were found to be corroded and its operation and maintenance was poor. (Representative Image)(PTI Photo)

MPCB issues closure notice to chemical unit in Palghar over pollution concerns

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:47 PM IST
The notice, dated January 25 and issued by the MPCB's regional office at Thane, has asked Seya Industries Limited, located at Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), Tarapur, to close down all manufacturing activities within 72 hours.
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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray. (PTI)
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray. (PTI)

Uddhav Thackeray to release book on Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 12:16 PM IST
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, state Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat and opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis will attend the book release function
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The train services had to be suspended after the incident on the section and some mail trains were diverted. (HT image)
The train services had to be suspended after the incident on the section and some mail trains were diverted. (HT image)

1 dead, 2 injured as track-relaying machine breaks between Ambernath- Badlapur

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kalyan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:40 AM IST
  • The labourer, who died, was working near the machine and he got trapped between the upper and lower portion of the machine, said a railway official.
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Fashion designer Rina Dhaka in Lucknow (Deepak Gupta/HT)

Rina Dhaka: Need to bring khadi into mainstream

By Deep Saxena
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:44 PM IST
Ace fashion designer Rina Dhaka feels khadi has a lot of fashion potential and a lot can be done with the traditional fabric. “We need to bring khadi to mainstream in our daily life and not limit it just for special days,” said the designer.
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A male hold on parliament strengthened in December elections. The new cabinet contains just one female minister, while the central bank’s board has none.(Pixabay)
A male hold on parliament strengthened in December elections. The new cabinet contains just one female minister, while the central bank’s board has none.(Pixabay)

EU state with smallest gender pay gap is still run by men

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:41 PM IST
Romanian stands in contrast to much of the rest of the world. President Joe Biden has unveiled a U.S. cabinet with the highest-ever female representation. Closer to home, Serbia’s government is split almost equally between men and women.
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Representational image(Unsplash)

Secrets of traumatic stress hidden in the brain exposed

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:20 PM IST
The brain is the organ of central command which activates and manages autonomic responses to trauma and stress.
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Representational image(Unsplash)

Trying to beat a coke habit with cannabis? Not so fast!

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:51 PM IST
Cannabidiol, a chemical in the cannabis Sativa plant, isn't an effective way to reduce your dependence on cocaine, researchers have find.
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The organiser of the tribal fair, Guha Punam Tapas Kumar, informed that the fair has been conducted annually since 1951 and is the oldest fair in the country.(ANI)
The organiser of the tribal fair, Guha Punam Tapas Kumar, informed that the fair has been conducted annually since 1951 and is the oldest fair in the country.(ANI)

Annual 'Adivasi Mela' commences in Bhubaneswar

ANI, Bhubaneswar (odisha) [india]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:40 PM IST
The 15-day annual tribal fair or 'Adivasi Mela' commenced on Tuesday at Bhubaneswar's Adivasi Exhibition Ground. The fair will remain open for the public from 11 am to 7 pm every day till February 9.
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Hiten Tejwani was refusing other projects, because shooting a daily meant no time to spare.
Hiten Tejwani was refusing other projects, because shooting a daily meant no time to spare.

Hiten Tejwani on TV show ending abruptly: My reputation won’t be harmed

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:26 PM IST
Television is unpredictable and every actor who works on the medium knows that but this month, Hiten Tejwani had a bitter realisation
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Ekta Kapoor with her son Ravie.
Ekta Kapoor with her son Ravie.

Ekta Kapoor wishes son Ravie a happy birthday with sweet Instagram post

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Ekta Kapoor penned a sweet note for her son, Ravie, on his second birthday. She welcomed him via surrogacy in 2019.
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Vikas Gupta does not share a very good relationship with his mother.
Vikas Gupta does not share a very good relationship with his mother.

Bigg Boss 14: Vikas Gupta’s mother makes vote appeal despite strained relations

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:20 PM IST
Despite having a strained relationship with Vikas Gupta, his mother Sharda put up an Instagram post urging fans to vote for him in Bigg Boss 14.
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Shehnaaz Gill with Sidharth Shukla on her birthday.
Shehnaaz Gill with Sidharth Shukla on her birthday.

Shehnaaz Gill celebrates birthday with Sidharth, he throws her in pool

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:56 AM IST
Shehnaaz Gill celebrated her 28th birthday at midnight with rumoured boyfriend Sidharth Shukla and her family. Check out their videos.
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Arshi Khan claimed she never exposed Vikas Gupta's personal matter on the show, but he did it himself.(Colors)
Arshi Khan claimed she never exposed Vikas Gupta's personal matter on the show, but he did it himself.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14: Vikas alleges Arshi blackmailed him, this video backs his claims

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:47 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14: Even as Arshi Khan refuted Vikas Gupta's claims that she blackmails him, a video surfaced online showcasing Arshi threatening Vikas with the 'recordings' that she has.
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India is witnessing an economic transition, social change, the rise of Hindutva and increasing support for a strong Centre. The attempt to hoist a flag at the Red Fort is a symbol of the battle over the nature of the State (PTI)
India is witnessing an economic transition, social change, the rise of Hindutva and increasing support for a strong Centre. The attempt to hoist a flag at the Red Fort is a symbol of the battle over the nature of the State (PTI)

India’s quest for a strong, high-end State

By Abhinav Prakash Singh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:37 PM IST
Hindutva is filling in a historic vacuum of creating a pan-Indian, centralised State. This explains the churn
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Should the team of farmers, which had been negotiating with the government, be held responsible for the events of January 26? (PTI)
Should the team of farmers, which had been negotiating with the government, be held responsible for the events of January 26? (PTI)

With its inaction, the culpability of India’s political Opposition

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:37 PM IST
The inability of India’s current parliamentary Opposition to command the political leadership of such struggles is more a result of political weakness than sinister design. But is it even trying to engage with popular movements?
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If there is reason for optimism, it’s that over the past year, the world has seen the largest public health effort in its history (REUTERS)
If there is reason for optimism, it’s that over the past year, the world has seen the largest public health effort in its history (REUTERS)

Covid-19: The power of global cooperation

By Bill Gates and Melinda Gates
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:37 PM IST
While 2020 will be remembered as the year a global threat touched nearly every person on the planet, we hope 2021 will be remembered as the year the whole world benefitted from an equitable and effective Covid-19 response
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Wildlife experts hope that the budgetary allocations will move beyond tigers and elephants to many species in need of attention (HT Photo)
Wildlife experts hope that the budgetary allocations will move beyond tigers and elephants to many species in need of attention (HT Photo)

In a post-pandemic world, a green budget as a vaccine for nature

By Bahar Dutt
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:31 AM IST
Forest officers complain that while budgets are announced with great fanfare, how much reaches the states and when is crucial. Due to the delay in disbursement of funds, salaries to frontline staff and daily wage workers also get delayed.
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In the season of budget presentations, with the economy reeling under the impact of Covid-19, we will, of course, expect the Centre to step up its expenditure (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
In the season of budget presentations, with the economy reeling under the impact of Covid-19, we will, of course, expect the Centre to step up its expenditure (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Reshape spending, at the Centre and in states

By Pulapre Balakrishnan
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:28 AM IST
It should concern us that only about a fifth of public expenditure goes towards capital spending and the social sector. This needs reconfiguration
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