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Damaged security screening stations at Red Fort, a day after the violence in the Capital. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Damaged security screening stations at Red Fort, a day after the violence in the Capital. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

A wall of security around Red Fort as dust of violence settles

By Anvit Srivastava, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:52 AM IST
  • The Red Fort was at the heart of the violence as farmers deviated from their tractor rally routes, barged into the monument, damaged property, and hoisted flags on the ramparts
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As per the RBI Act, 1934, the Centre, in consultation with RBI, has to finalize the inflation target for the next five years starting 1 April and also get it passed by Parliament. ( Ramesh Pathania/Mint Archives)
As per the RBI Act, 1934, the Centre, in consultation with RBI, has to finalize the inflation target for the next five years starting 1 April and also get it passed by Parliament. ( Ramesh Pathania/Mint Archives)

Govt mulls 5% inflation goal to give RBI room to trim rates

By Rajeev Jayaswal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:52 AM IST
  • The proposal will be announced along with other fiscal measures in the Budget for FY22 aimed at reviving growth, two persons aware of the development said.
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A Mahatma Gandhi statue overlooks the Parliament building as lawmakers prepare for upcoming Budget session. (AP Photo)
A Mahatma Gandhi statue overlooks the Parliament building as lawmakers prepare for upcoming Budget session. (AP Photo)

Opposition charting strategy to corner govt on farm laws, China, economy

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:53 AM IST
  • A few opposition leaders have even suggested boycotting president kovind’s speech, while others are yet to decide.
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Family members of a migrant labourer on foot walking from Delhi to their native place spotted on Delhi-Kolkata NH 2, during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, in Dhanbad. (Chandan Paul/Hindustan Times)
Family members of a migrant labourer on foot walking from Delhi to their native place spotted on Delhi-Kolkata NH 2, during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, in Dhanbad. (Chandan Paul/Hindustan Times)

The poorest have been worst hit by pandemic

By Paaritosh Nath, S Nelson Mandela, Aishwarya Gawali, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:27 AM IST
  • Azim Premji University carried out a lockdown survey in April and May of 4,942 workers. Six months later (September-November), we revisited the same workers and managed to interview 2,778 of them.
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Police personnel erect barricades at Singhu border on Wednesday.( ANI)
Police personnel erect barricades at Singhu border on Wednesday.( ANI)

At Singhu protest site, a battle of two factions

By shiv sunny, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:54 AM IST
  • Tuesday’s violence was the topic of discussion among most farmers at the venue, and the only subject of speeches delivered by their leaders from stages set up at the site.
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In this case, the farm unions had several opportunities to claim victory but refused to do so, swayed by radicalism, only to see the gains of the movement being possibly frittered away (Bloomberg)
In this case, the farm unions had several opportunities to claim victory but refused to do so, swayed by radicalism, only to see the gains of the movement being possibly frittered away (Bloomberg)

The politics of protest | HT Editorial

By HT Editorial
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:04 AM IST
This is the tricky balance in a democracy, where citizen rights and civil liberties must be respected, decision-making should be participative and representative, but the authority of the State and law and order must also be preserved
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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
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:56 AM IST
Hindutva is filling in a historic vacuum of creating a pan-Indian, centralised State. This explains the churn
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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
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:56 AM 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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The Madhya Pradesh (MP) Police showed unusual efficiency in arresting Mr Faruqui; the judiciary has not granted him bail, with a high court judge saying such people should not be “spared”. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Madhya Pradesh (MP) Police showed unusual efficiency in arresting Mr Faruqui; the judiciary has not granted him bail, with a high court judge saying such people should not be “spared”. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Why Munawar Faruqui matters | HT Editorial

By HT Editorial
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:03 AM IST
Make no mistake — this is an emblematic case, which brings to question India’s commitment to free speech, rule of law, and judicial fairness
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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

UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:57 AM 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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Amitabh Bachchan wants to 'run away and hide’ as he begins shooting for Mayday

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:50 AM IST
Amitabh Bachchan experienced feelings of nervousness and apprehension as he began shooting for Ajay Devgn's directorial venture Mayday. See co-star Rakul Preet Singh's reaction.
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Ibrahim Ali Khan dressed in a sherwani by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.

Ibrahim Ali Khan oozes royalty in new photoshoot, poses in a sherwani

UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:03 AM IST
Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh's son, Ibrahim Ali Khan, turned model for designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. Check out a picture of him posing in a sherwani.
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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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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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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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Amitabh Bachchan was nervous to begin shooting for Mayday.
Amitabh Bachchan was nervous to begin shooting for Mayday.

Amitabh Bachchan wants to 'run away and hide’ as he begins shooting for Mayday

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:50 AM IST
Amitabh Bachchan experienced feelings of nervousness and apprehension as he began shooting for Ajay Devgn's directorial venture Mayday. See co-star Rakul Preet Singh's reaction.
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Rubina Dilaik had to fall into the swimming pool a few times.(Colors)
Rubina Dilaik had to fall into the swimming pool a few times.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 promo: Rubina Dilaik keeps falling into swimming pool, here's why

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:11 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14: Rubina Dilaik felt clearly unwell after she had to fall into the swimming pool a few times, the latest promo showed.
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Ibrahim Ali Khan dressed in a sherwani by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.
Ibrahim Ali Khan dressed in a sherwani by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.

Ibrahim Ali Khan oozes royalty in new photoshoot, poses in a sherwani

UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:03 AM IST
Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh's son, Ibrahim Ali Khan, turned model for designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. Check out a picture of him posing in a sherwani.
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Bombay Jayashri says she has “delivered film songs like a director’s actor”. (Photo: Facebook/BombayJayashriRamnath)
Bombay Jayashri says she has “delivered film songs like a director’s actor”. (Photo: Facebook/BombayJayashriRamnath)

Bombay Jayashri on Padma Shri win: It’s big for people who loved me for 40 years

By Henna Rakheja, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:41 AM IST
As soon as her phone began buzzing on the eve of Republic Day, Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri Ramnath browsed through TV news channels
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Actor Shruti Haasan’s latest Telugu film Krack alongside Ravi Teja have got positive feedback.
Actor Shruti Haasan’s latest Telugu film Krack alongside Ravi Teja have got positive feedback.

Shruti Haasan: Keyboard, computer that dad gifted when I turned 18 changed my life

By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:28 AM IST
As she turns a year older today, actor-singer Shruti Haasan says her father, veteran actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan’s gifting her a keyboard and a computer on her 18th birthday will always remain special as music became an integral part of her life.
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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 Luciana Rebello with her mom.(Facebook/@Luciana Rebello)

Mom shaves her head to support daughter battling cancer. Watch emotional video

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:46 AM IST
The emotional video has now left many misty-eyed.
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The image shows baby elephant Penzi playing in mud.(Facebook/@Reid Park Zoo)
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)

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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Last year, PM Modi while addressing the event had praised the cadets’ efforts in rescue and relief operations during natural calamities and also appreciated their work towards the promotion of initiatives such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.(ANI)
Last year, PM Modi while addressing the event had praised the cadets’ efforts in rescue and relief operations during natural calamities and also appreciated their work towards the promotion of initiatives such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.(ANI)

PM Modi to address NCC rally in Delhi at 12pm

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:54 AM IST
According to a release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Modi will inspect the Guard of Honour and review the march past by various NCC contingents.
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Farmers remove tents from a protest site at the Ghazipur border on Wednesday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photos)
Farmers remove tents from a protest site at the Ghazipur border on Wednesday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photos)

Republic Day violence: FIRs, blame-game, infighting mar farmers' protest

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:43 AM IST
Two factions have withdrawn their support in the aftermath of Red Fort breach on January 26. Several farmers' leaders may face action as Centre, Delhi Police are engaged in reviewing what unfolded at the heart of the Capital on Republic Day.
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A medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine(AP)
A medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine(AP)

LIVE: Mexico reports 17,944 new coronavirus cases, 1,623 deaths

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:50 AM IST
  • India is currently conducting the world’s largest vaccination drive against Covid-19, administering shots of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine, Covishield, and Bharat Biotech International Limited’s Covaxin.
The protesting farmers continued to allege that ‘anti-social’ elements orchestrated the Jan 26 violence in order to torpedo their peaceful protests against the laws.(ANI Photo)
The protesting farmers continued to allege that ‘anti-social’ elements orchestrated the Jan 26 violence in order to torpedo their peaceful protests against the laws.(ANI Photo)

LIVE: No bullet injury, farmer died after tractor overturned, says UP Police

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:12 AM IST
Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava said on Wednesday that 19 people had been arrested so far and more than 25 criminal cases were registered. “No culprit will be spared. 19 accused have been arrested and 50 people have been detained. They are being questioned,” he said.
India’s electronics and information technology ministry has informed the Chinese firms that the ban on 59 apps, including TikTok. (Reuters)
India’s electronics and information technology ministry has informed the Chinese firms that the ban on 59 apps, including TikTok. (Reuters)

Beijing opposes New Delhi move to retain ban on 59 Chinese apps

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:28 AM IST
  • The ban was imposed last June on grounds of national security, months after the military standoff emerged into the open.
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The Imperial College London study found that the numbers infected with coronavirus are at their highest since the study began last May.(Bloomberg File Photo )
The Imperial College London study found that the numbers infected with coronavirus are at their highest since the study began last May.(Bloomberg File Photo )

English Covid-19 infections starting to fall, but prevalence still high: Study

Reuters, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:48 AM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday indicated that the Covid-19 lockdown in England would last until at least March 8, dashing any lingering hopes that schools would be able to fully reopen in February.
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US President Joe Biden's focus on climate change has cheered international partners and environmental advocates, but upset Big Oil.(AP)
US President Joe Biden's focus on climate change has cheered international partners and environmental advocates, but upset Big Oil.(AP)

Joe Biden takes sweeping measures to curb climate change, vows job creation

Reuters, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:44 AM IST
Biden unveiled a "whole-of-government approach" to put climate change concerns at the center of U.S. national security and foreign policy as well as domestic planning.
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US President Joe Biden speaks at the White House
US President Joe Biden speaks at the White House

In multiple messsages, Joe Biden warns Beijing over expansionism

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:31 AM IST
  • That stance was echoed by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who told Japanese counterpart Nobuo Kishi on Saturday that the contested islands were covered by the US-Japan Security Treaty.
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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 terrorism alert warns of politically motivated violence

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:05 AM IST
  • The department did not cite any specific plots, but pointed to “a heightened threat environment across the United States” that it believes “will persist” for weeks after Biden's Jan. 20 inauguration.
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A pedestrian walks past a billboard reading "Please believe these days will pass" on Broadway Market in east London.(AFP File Photo )
A pedestrian walks past a billboard reading "Please believe these days will pass" on Broadway Market in east London.(AFP File Photo )

UK high streets are emptying at the fastest pace on record

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:45 AM IST
UK retail landlords were already grappling with falling rents and values before lockdowns accelerated the shift to online shopping and forced more stores to close.
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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)
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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Tesla has given the cars all-new interiors, with updated screens and climate controls.(AP File Photo )
Tesla has given the cars all-new interiors, with updated screens and climate controls.(AP File Photo )

Tesla’s Model S Plaid is fastest-accelerating production car

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:22 AM IST
Tesla says Model S Plaid is capable of 0-60 in less than 2 seconds, claiming in the earnings presentation that it’s the fastest-accelerating production car in the world.
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Union minister for information and broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said the MSP of milling copra is higher by 52 per cent than the production cost, while the support price of ball copra is 55 per cent higher.(iStock/HT Archive)
Union minister for information and broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said the MSP of milling copra is higher by 52 per cent than the production cost, while the support price of ball copra is 55 per cent higher.(iStock/HT Archive)

Cabinet clears hike in MSP for Copra

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:16 AM IST
  • Copra is the dried coconut kernel from which coconut oil is pressed.
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Speaking at a news conference, Powell made clear his belief that the economy will struggle in the coming weeks and months, until widespread vaccinations and government rescue aid eventually fuel a sustained rebound.(Reuters File)
Speaking at a news conference, Powell made clear his belief that the economy will struggle in the coming weeks and months, until widespread vaccinations and government rescue aid eventually fuel a sustained rebound.(Reuters File)

Federal Reserve stresses its commitment to low rates as US economy stumbles

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:58 AM IST
The Fed said in a statement after its latest policy meeting that hiring and economic growth had slowed, particularly in industries affected by the raging pandemic, notably restaurants, bars, hotels and others involving face-to-face public contact.
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Apple, the biggest U.S. listed public company by market capitalization with a value of $2.4 trillion, has thrived through a pandemic that forced it to shutter many of its stores but prompted many consumers to buy or upgrade devices.(Reuters)
Apple, the biggest U.S. listed public company by market capitalization with a value of $2.4 trillion, has thrived through a pandemic that forced it to shutter many of its stores but prompted many consumers to buy or upgrade devices.(Reuters)

Apple sees revenue growth accelerating after setting record for iPhone sales

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:51 AM IST
Apple shipped its iPhone 12 lineup several weeks later than usual, but an expanded number of models and new look tapped pent up demand for upgrades, especially in China.
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Pump jacks operate in front of a drilling rig in an oil field in Midland, Texas US.(Reuters File Photo )
Pump jacks operate in front of a drilling rig in an oil field in Midland, Texas US.(Reuters File Photo )

Joe Biden drilling ban leaves majority of US production untouched

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:37 AM IST
For the oil market, Biden’s restrictions on the energy industry, a focus on fiscal spending and a probable lack of urgency in lifting sanctions on Iran may actually help support crude prices this year and the next, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said last week.
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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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The entry and exit gates of the Lal Quila metro station will remain closed on Thursday, DMRC said. (File Photo )
The entry and exit gates of the Lal Quila metro station will remain closed on Thursday, DMRC said. (File Photo )

Entry gates of Delhi’s Lal Quila, Jama Masjid metro stations closed: DMRC

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:24 AM IST
Security across several places in Delhi has been heightened, especially at the Red Fort and farmers’ protest sites following violence at the tractor rally on Tuesday.
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Security personnel at barricades put up at the Ghazipur border on Wednesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)
Security personnel at barricades put up at the Ghazipur border on Wednesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)

Confusion led to chaos at Ghazipur, says farmer leader

By karn pratap singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:36 AM IST
  • Sunil Choudhary, a farmer from Noida, said he was present near the MCD toll booth on the NH-24 service lane when some farmers began the tractor rally around 9.30am, much before the scheduled time.
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The latest published electoral roll by the chief electoral officer of Delhi shall be used for the purpose of these bye-elections, the statement said.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
The latest published electoral roll by the chief electoral officer of Delhi shall be used for the purpose of these bye-elections, the statement said.(PTI file photo. Representative image)

Bypolls to 5 municipal wards in Delhi to be held on Feb 28

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:22 AM IST
The bypolls will be held for two wards under the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and three under the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), the State Election Commission of Delhi said in a statement.
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The tea shack is also special because it has survived the drastic changes South Extension has undergone over the recent years.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
The tea shack is also special because it has survived the drastic changes South Extension has undergone over the recent years.(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Delhiwale: A South Extension survivor

By Mayank Austen Soofi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:07 AM IST
  • A modest establishment that has outlived a great number of landmarks in the area.
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With the turnout seeing an increase since the 53.3% recorded during the nationwide roll-out on January 16, more vaccination sites are likely to be opened from Thursday.(AFP)
With the turnout seeing an increase since the 53.3% recorded during the nationwide roll-out on January 16, more vaccination sites are likely to be opened from Thursday.(AFP)

Vaccination turnout dips to 80.8% after 91% got Covid jabs on Monday

By Abhishek Dey, Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:26 AM IST
  • An out-of-schedule vaccination drive was conducted on Wednesday in Delhi to make up for Republic Day holiday.
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Fire at a godown in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi(ANI Photo)
Fire at a godown in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi(ANI Photo)

Fire breaks out at godown in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:52 AM IST
Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot in MIDC area of Bhiwandi.
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Rambeer Naresh Kumar Sharma has turned approver in the case.
Rambeer Naresh Kumar Sharma has turned approver in the case.

Conspiracy to kill slain Matka king’s widow: Arrested accused turns approver

By Manish K Pathak, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:24 AM IST
Rambeer Naresh Kumar Sharma alias Pandit who has been arrested by the Mumbai Police’s crime branch in connection with the alleged conspiracy to eliminate Jaya Bhagat, widow of slain Matka king Suresh Bhagat, and her sister Asha Bhatt, has turned an approver in the case
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Thermal screening of students at Karad Municipal School.
Thermal screening of students at Karad Municipal School.

Mixed response as schools in Maharashtra reopen for Class 5 to 8

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:24 AM IST
On Day 1 of reopening schools, some schools saw a good turnout of students, while in some others, parents were still not willing to send their children to school due to Covid-19 pandemic and related risks.
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Sanitisation work in progress at a junior college on Ghodbunder Road in Thane. (HT FILE )
Sanitisation work in progress at a junior college on Ghodbunder Road in Thane. (HT FILE )

Mumbai colleges gear up for reopening, await clarity from govt

By Shreya Bhandary, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:21 AM IST
With the ministry for higher and technical education as well as state universities still mum on this matter, several city colleges have come up with their own standard operating procedures (SOPs) to be followed to ensure regular sanitisation as well as social distancing norms are maintained in order to avoid any untoward circumstances.
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Varavara Rao, accused in the Elgar Parishad case has been facing numerous health issues since his arrest. (HT PHOTO)
Varavara Rao, accused in the Elgar Parishad case has been facing numerous health issues since his arrest. (HT PHOTO)

NIA supports plan to shift P Varavara Rao to Mumbai’s Sir JJ Hospital

By KAY Dodhiya, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:20 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday supported a proposal by the state government to shift 82-year-old Telugu poet P Varavara Rao, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case, to the prison ward of Sir JJ Hospital and opposed the petition filed by Rao’s wife P Hemlatha seeking bail for him on medical grounds
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Australian states lift travel restrictions amid zero local Covid-19 cases(Twitter/Australia)
Australian states lift travel restrictions amid zero local Covid-19 cases(Twitter/Australia)

Australian states lift travel restrictions amid zero local Covid-19 cases

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:56 AM IST
Australian state borders to reopen as New South Wales recorded its 11th day of zero local coronavirus cases on Thursday, enabling Queensland to lift travel restrictions along with Victoria state which will relax travel with Sydney.
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Fashion designer Rina Dhaka in Lucknow (Deepak Gupta/HT)
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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Rubina Dilaik had to fall into the swimming pool a few times.(Colors)
Rubina Dilaik had to fall into the swimming pool a few times.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 promo: Rubina Dilaik keeps falling into swimming pool, here's why

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:11 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14: Rubina Dilaik felt clearly unwell after she had to fall into the swimming pool a few times, the latest promo showed.
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Vikas and Rubina during a fight.(Colors)
Vikas and Rubina during a fight.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 113: Vikas fights with Arshi, Rubina and Nikki

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:52 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 day 113: Vikas was seen locking horns with one and all. Meanwhile, Rubina claimed Devoleena did not appreciate Vikas kissing her.
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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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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
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:56 AM 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

UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:57 AM 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
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:56 AM 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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