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This video grab taken on January 28, 2021, from the website of the World Economic Forum shows India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an all-virtual World Economic Forum, which usually takes place in Davos, Switzerland. (AFP)
This video grab taken on January 28, 2021, from the website of the World Economic Forum shows India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an all-virtual World Economic Forum, which usually takes place in Davos, Switzerland. (AFP)

'India's success will help the entire world': PM Modi at WEF's Davos Dialogue

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:00 PM IST
The Prime Minister is addressing the World Economic Forum's Davos Dialogue via video conferencing.
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Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (PTI Photo/Ashok Bhaumik)(PTI01_23_2021_000319A)(PTI)
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (PTI Photo/Ashok Bhaumik)(PTI01_23_2021_000319A)(PTI)

West Bengal passes resolution against three farm laws, sixth state to do so

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:14 PM IST
Before Bengal, five states - Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Kerala - had rejected the implementation of these laws in their states.
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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: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait demands SC-led panel to probe R-Day violence

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:18 PM IST
The leaders of 16 opposition parties said that they will boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's address to both House of Parliament over farm laws.
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, second right, receives a box of COVID-19 vaccines upon arrival from India, in Colombo on Thursday(AP)
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, second right, receives a box of COVID-19 vaccines upon arrival from India, in Colombo on Thursday(AP)

India sends 6 lakh Covid vaccine doses to Sri Lanka and Bahrain

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:27 PM IST
  • Two separate flights transported 500,000 doses to Sri Lanka and 100,000 doses to Bahrain.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)

Bangladesh foreign secretary in India to discuss PM Modi’s visit, bilateral ties

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:34 PM IST
Masud Bin Momen has arrived on a three-day visit during which he will co-chair foreign office consultations and hold discussions to prepare for PM Modi’s Dhaka visit on March 26
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A Nihang Sikh aboard a horse inside Red Fort on Tuesday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
A Nihang Sikh aboard a horse inside Red Fort on Tuesday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Republic Day raid was pre-meditated, planned well in advance

UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:17 PM IST
With Delhi Police under firm orders not to open fire, the armed Nihang Sikhs provided the cover for the tractors to roll towards Red Fort.
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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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Indian team with the trophy after beating England 3-0 at home in 1992-93 series(Getty Images)
Indian team with the trophy after beating England 3-0 at home in 1992-93 series(Getty Images)

India vs England: History of Tests in India - Part 2 - (1972-73 to 1992-93)

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:04 PM IST
  • England in India: In part two we will look at the series between 1972-73 to 1992-93.
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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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Jac Schaeffer interview: WandaVision creator on future of South Asians in MCU

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:05 PM IST
  • In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, Jac Schaeffer, the creator of Marvel's WandaVision, speaks about the influences behind the show (beyond sitcoms), her sounding boards on set, and South Asian representation in the MCU. WandaVision streams on Disney+ Hotstar Premium in India.
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Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath are expecting their second baby.
Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath are expecting their second baby.

Kapil Sharma confirms wife Ginni Chatrath is expecting second baby

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:45 PM IST
  • Kapil Sharma and his wife, Ginni Chatrath, are expecting their second child, he confirmed in a tweet on Thursday.
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Photo of former England coach Andy Flower(Twitter)

Andy Flower backs England’s ‘formidable combination of players’ for India Tests

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:44 PM IST
Flower denied to pick a favourite for the upcoming Test series but mentioned that the England side has a ‘formidable combination’ of players who are capable of putting themselves in 'winning situations'.
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Priyanka Chopra took the hot wings challenge on Hot Ones again.
Priyanka Chopra took the hot wings challenge on Hot Ones again.

'Somebody get that damn phone': Priyanka can't keep cool on Hot Ones episode

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:06 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra was the first guest on the season premiere of hit show, Hot Ones. Host Sean Evans shared a promo video on the show's Instagram page, showing just how she fared against the hot wings.
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Dana White with Conor McGregor. (Via Reuters)
Dana White with Conor McGregor. (Via Reuters)

If we can find one of the baddest dudes in the world and he is Indian: UFC boss

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:24 PM IST
  • Several big companies are looking at India as a big market for their sports. Football clubs from Europe are signing deals with Indian clubs, professional wrestling giants WWE have made special plans for the country, and now UFC is also looking to go big with India.
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Actor Neetu Chandra has starred in films like Garam Masala (2005), Traffic Signal (2007) and Oye Lucky Lucky Oye (2008)
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Neetu Chandra: This is just the beginning, I have just started and I am here to stay

By Juhi Chakraborty
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Actor-producer Neetu Chandra says she has done a Greek film, she is doing a Korea TV series as well and has a few Hollywood films, and one of which is Never Back Down: Revolt, the fourth film in the Never Back Down franchise.
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After being kicked out of Bigg Boss 14 for pushing Arshi Khan into the swimming pool, Vikas Gupta re-entered the show.
After being kicked out of Bigg Boss 14 for pushing Arshi Khan into the swimming pool, Vikas Gupta re-entered the show.

Vikas Gupta's mother denies having personal conversation with Arshi Khan

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 contestant Vikas Gupta's mother has denied having any personal conversation with Arshi Khan, who had claimed on the show that the two had talked before she entered the house.
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He has been shooting for Rashmi Rocket with Taapsee Pannu.
He has been shooting for Rashmi Rocket with Taapsee Pannu.

Priyanshu rallies for local Kutchi Artisans while on shoot for Rashmi Rocket

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:12 PM IST
While shooting, he realised that Rann of Kutch festival was called off due to COVID so he is planning to help the artisans and give them a much needed boost digitally.
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Elizabeth Olsen in a still from WandaVision.
Elizabeth Olsen in a still from WandaVision.

Jac Schaeffer interview: WandaVision creator on future of South Asians in MCU

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:05 PM IST
  • In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, Jac Schaeffer, the creator of Marvel's WandaVision, speaks about the influences behind the show (beyond sitcoms), her sounding boards on set, and South Asian representation in the MCU. WandaVision streams on Disney+ Hotstar Premium in India.
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Film industry rejoice as the government allows relaxation on 50% seating capacity in cinema halls.
Film industry rejoice as the government allows relaxation on 50% seating capacity in cinema halls.

Film industry pin 100% hopes on crossing 50% mark

By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:56 PM IST
As the new government guidelines allow seating capacity in theatres more than 50% occupancy, industry rejoices, release of big films expected.
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Indian team with the trophy after beating England 3-0 at home in 1992-93 series(Getty Images)
Indian team with the trophy after beating England 3-0 at home in 1992-93 series(Getty Images)

India vs England: History of Tests in India - Part 2 - (1972-73 to 1992-93)

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:04 PM IST
  • England in India: In part two we will look at the series between 1972-73 to 1992-93.
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File photo of umpire Bruce Oxenford.(Twitter/ICC)

Umpire Bruce Oxenford calls time on international career

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:25 PM IST
  • Before becoming an umpire, Oxenford represented Queensland in eight first-class matches as a leg-spin bowler and lower-order batsman.
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India's Cheteshwar Pujara plays at the ball during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba.(AP)
India's Cheteshwar Pujara plays at the ball during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba.(AP)

'I had a clear game plan': Pujara on getting hit 11 times on Day 5 of 4th Test

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:12 PM IST
  • Pujara opened up on his decision to not defend the rising deliveries with his bat and why he instead chose to get hit on the body.
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File picture of Michael Vaughan(Getty Images)

Michael Vaughan slams 'ridiculous suggestion' of banning bouncers

By hindustantimes.com | PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Recently, concussion specialist Michael Turner, the media director of the International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation, had urged authorities to consider banning the use of bouncers against players below the age of 18 in order to limit long-term complications.
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FILE PHOTO: India's Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane line up during the national anthems before the match.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: India's Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane line up during the national anthems before the match.(REUTERS)

India bowling coach compares captaincy styles of Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane

By hindustantimes.com | PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:55 PM IST
Rahane made shrewd bowling changes while being attacking with the field placements. He had to work with a lot of youngsters and he was successful in bringing the best out of them.
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Tricycle drivers attend an outdoor movie screening held by a private organization.(REUTERS)
Tricycle drivers attend an outdoor movie screening held by a private organization.(REUTERS)

Cyclo drivers treated with padel-in movie in Cambodia

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:17 PM IST
They were shown the film "Fathers" by local director Huy Yaleng, about a cyclo driver's daily battle to support his family.
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders arrives for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)(AP)
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders arrives for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)(AP)

Bernie Sanders' inaugural mittens, memes help raise $1.8 million for charity

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:47 PM IST
The sum comes from the sale of merchandise with the January 20 image of him sitting with his arms and legs crossed, clad in his brown parka and recycled wool mittens.
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The meme was shared on Twitter under the hashtag #earthquake.(Twitter/@Me_nd_Memes)
The meme was shared on Twitter under the hashtag #earthquake.(Twitter/@Me_nd_Memes)

Twitter rocks with memes as mild earthquake hits Delhi

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:01 PM IST
From experiencing regular earthquakes and growing used to them to sharing GIFs of popular dialogues, the tweets may make you laugh out loud.
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The picture was shared from a house in Sydney, Australia.(Twitter/@PrinPeta)
The picture was shared from a house in Sydney, Australia.(Twitter/@PrinPeta)

Australian woman finds multiple spiders in daughter’s room, pics shock netizens

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:21 PM IST
People were horrified to see such a scenario and expressed how frightful the situation was.
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This handout photo released by the Smithsonian's National Zoo shows a panda cub named Xiao Qi Ji in Washington. The National Zoo has struck a new extension of its longstanding agreement with the Chinese government that will keep the zoo’s iconic giant pandas in Washington for another three years. (AP)
This handout photo released by the Smithsonian's National Zoo shows a panda cub named Xiao Qi Ji in Washington. The National Zoo has struck a new extension of its longstanding agreement with the Chinese government that will keep the zoo’s iconic giant pandas in Washington for another three years. (AP)

Playful panda cub appears on live 'panda cam' at National Zoo, Washington

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 10:58 AM IST
The adorable cub made his debut virtually on Wednesday at the National Zoo in Washington.
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PM Modi addressing the Davos Dialogue on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
PM Modi addressing the Davos Dialogue on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

'Many more Made-in-India Covid-19 vaccines soon': PM Modi at Davos Dialogue

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:29 PM IST
The Prime Minister further said that India was able to save a majority of its population after predictions from some people that said 70-80 crore people will be infected by the coronavirus disease.
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The Centre has repeatedly asserted that these laws will remain and have offered to make amendments into the law.(PTI)
The Centre has repeatedly asserted that these laws will remain and have offered to make amendments into the law.(PTI)

Officials in Ghaziabad ask farmers to vacate protest site by tonight

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:28 PM IST
This comes after the protests came to an end at Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh earlier in the day. The farmers who were protesting at the site alleged use of force by police, reported news agency PTI.
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Three workers of the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Muslim League activist in Malappuram district of Kerala. (REUTERS FILE PHOTO) (Image used for representation).
Three workers of the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Muslim League activist in Malappuram district of Kerala. (REUTERS FILE PHOTO) (Image used for representation).

3 CPI (M) workers held in connection with Muslim League cadre’s murder

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:27 PM IST
  • The CPI (M), however, distanced itself from the incident saying a clash between two groups led to the killing.
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Robert Vadra(Hindustan Times file photo)

Robert Vadra gets protection from arrest till Feb 8 in money laundering case

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:20 PM IST
The probe is related to the purchase of 275 bigha land allegedly by the company in the Kolayat area of the border town of Bikaner.
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Uttarakhand’s tableau Kedarkhand bagged the third prize in the Republic Day celebrations. (HT PHOTO).
Uttarakhand’s tableau Kedarkhand bagged the third prize in the Republic Day celebrations. (HT PHOTO).

Uttarakhand’s Republic Day tableau bags 3rd spot, maiden award for hill-state

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:58 PM IST
  • The theme of the tableau was the main symbols that represent the religious legacy and biodiversity of the Himalayan state. The tableau called ‘Kedarkhand’ which was displayed in the parade focussed on the Kedarnath shrine.
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The court, thereafter, gave him time till April 12 to place on record the links/urls which are yet to be removed.(AP file photo)
The court, thereafter, gave him time till April 12 to place on record the links/urls which are yet to be removed.(AP file photo)

Blocked links showing deceased woman as Hathras rape victim: Google, Twitter, FB

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:22 PM IST
The counsel for the husband told the court that all the links to the objectionable content have not been removed by Facebook.
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The Glen Grant whisky being auctioned is the oldest from the distillery. It comes in a Dartington crystal decanter with an American black walnut presentation box. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)(AP)
The Glen Grant whisky being auctioned is the oldest from the distillery. It comes in a Dartington crystal decanter with an American black walnut presentation box. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)(AP)

Rare 72-year-old Scotch whisky to be auctioned in Hong Kong

AP, Hong Kong
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:45 PM IST
  • It is the first time that the 1948 Glen Grant whisky, by independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail, is being offered in an auction. It is number 88 of 290 decanters bottled by the company, and will be auctioned off by Bonhams with a book estimate of 300,000 to 380,000 Hong Kong dollars.
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The talks come amid a global scramble for vaccines that’s raised tensions as countries seek to nab supplies in the hope of securing a way out of the one-year-old pandemic.(Reuters)
The talks come amid a global scramble for vaccines that’s raised tensions as countries seek to nab supplies in the hope of securing a way out of the one-year-old pandemic.(Reuters)

Novartis seeks partners to make more Covid-19 vaccines, therapies

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:33 PM IST
The company is “in conversations with a range of different players,” Chief Executive Officer Vas Narasimhan said, with an agreement possible in the coming days or weeks.
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) speaks during a news conference with other House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) speaks during a news conference with other House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo(REUTERS)

Liz Cheney faces blowback for vote to impeach Trump

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:17 PM IST
On Thursday, Rep. Matt Gaetz, an ardent Trump ally from Florida, will stage a rally in Cheyenne at the Capitol, taking the fight to oust Cheney from her leadership post to her home turf and calling on “patriots” to turn out.
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In this image from video, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks during a White House briefing on the Biden administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (White House via AP)(AP)
In this image from video, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks during a White House briefing on the Biden administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (White House via AP)(AP)

Joe Biden’s new CDC director takes over institution in crisis

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:06 PM IST
  • Rochelle Walensky inherits an agency whose reputation has been tarnished. Early in the pandemic, the Trump administration halted the CDC’s briefings and the agency faded from view. administration officials slowed down publication of guidance and stalled access to $1 billion in pandemic aid.
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Dana White with Conor McGregor. (Via Reuters)
Dana White with Conor McGregor. (Via Reuters)

If we can find one of the baddest dudes in the world and he is Indian: UFC boss

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:24 PM IST
  • Several big companies are looking at India as a big market for their sports. Football clubs from Europe are signing deals with Indian clubs, professional wrestling giants WWE have made special plans for the country, and now UFC is also looking to go big with India.
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Indian shuttler PV Sindhu (R) and Kidambi Srikanth (L)(HT Collage)
Indian shuttler PV Sindhu (R) and Kidambi Srikanth (L)(HT Collage)

Srikanth, Sindhu virtually out of knockouts after back-to-back losses

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:10 PM IST
A week ago Sindhu had suffered a demoralising defeat to Ratchanok Intanon and there was no change of fate for the World Champion this time too as she went down 18-21 13-21 to the third-seeded Thai.
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Churchill Brothers: File Photo(HT Archive)

Churchill Brothers aim to extend lead atop I-League table

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:53 PM IST
With TRAU FC and Mohammedan SC hot on Churchill's heels, the Goan club will look to continue their winning streak and break free of the chasing pack by extending the lead to seven points with a win against TRAU.
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Photo of former Minardi Formula One driver Adrian Campos(Twitter)

Team owner and former F1 driver Adrian Campos dies at 60

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:59 PM IST
Campos Racing, who have teams in the Formula Two and Three support series, said in a statement on Thursday that their founder had passed away from "sudden coronary disease".
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Manchester United's Harry Maguire.(Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester United's Harry Maguire.(Pool via REUTERS)

Man Utd slumps to shock 2-1 loss to Sheffield Utd in EPL

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 08:20 AM IST
  • A series of defensive blunders by Man United contributed to Oliver Burke scoring a deflected goal in the 74th that proved to be the winner at Old Trafford, ending the hosts’ three-month unbeaten run in the league.
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WhatsApp and Facebook, represented by senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi, told the court that the plea was not maintainable and many of the issues raised in it were without any foundation.(REUTERS)
WhatsApp and Facebook, represented by senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi, told the court that the plea was not maintainable and many of the issues raised in it were without any foundation.(REUTERS)

WhatsApp adds new biometric security layer for desktop users

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:33 PM IST
The Facebook-owned company said it will use the face or fingerprint unlock, where it is available on the mobile phone operating system, to facilitate the new security feature.
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Airtel said it is committed to position India as a global innovation hub that is at the forefront of tech revolution.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Airtel said it is committed to position India as a global innovation hub that is at the forefront of tech revolution.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Airtel demonstrates live 5G service over commercial network, says service ready

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:29 PM IST
The move assumes significance as telcos are gearing up to leverage 5G as the next frontier for future growth to bolster revenues and provide stronger customer experience.
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The airline's total income declined 50% year-on-year to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5,142 crore in the third quarter, IndiGo said in a statement.(HT Archive)
The airline's total income declined 50% year-on-year to 5,142 crore in the third quarter, IndiGo said in a statement.(HT Archive)

IndiGo posts 620 crore net loss in Q3

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:24 PM IST
In the June and September quarter this fiscal, the airline had incurred a net loss of 2,884 crore and 1,194 crore, respectively.
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Technological advances -- such as improved vision, mobility and end-of-arm tools for grabbing objects -- have expanded the uses for automation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Technological advances -- such as improved vision, mobility and end-of-arm tools for grabbing objects -- have expanded the uses for automation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The spread of Covid-19 led to a surge in orders for factory robots

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:14 PM IST
  • The need for automation became apparent outside the auto industry as workforces were hobbled by coronavirus, making it difficult to keep up with demand. Sales rose in some industries as household income that would have been spent on restaurants and entertainment went instead to consumer goods.
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The gold was kept in safes and vaults of the Surana Corporation under the CBI’s lock and seal. (HT Photo)
The gold was kept in safes and vaults of the Surana Corporation under the CBI’s lock and seal. (HT Photo)

Fall in gold prices continues for fifth day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:32 PM IST
The global markets are also witnessing decline in the prices of gold on the back of a stronger dollar.
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MHT CET five-year LLB final merit list.(PTI file)
MHT CET five-year LLB final merit list.(PTI file)

MHT CET five-year LLB final merit list 2020 released, check here

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:22 PM IST
  • Candidates can check the MHT CET five-year LLB final merit list online at cetcelladmissions.mahait.org.
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BITSoM will offer a two-year residential MBA degree programme with faculties drawn from the top business schools globally and a course fee of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>24 lakh.(Handout)
BITSoM will offer a two-year residential MBA degree programme with faculties drawn from the top business schools globally and a course fee of 24 lakh.(Handout)

BITS Pilani launches management school

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:15 PM IST
Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani on Thursday announced the launch of BITS School of Management (BITSoM) with an investment of around 1,500 crore over the next five to seven years.
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Barring Mumbai, schools in other parts of the state reopened for students of Classes 9 to 12 from November 23. (HT FILE )(HT_PRINT)
Barring Mumbai, schools in other parts of the state reopened for students of Classes 9 to 12 from November 23. (HT FILE )(HT_PRINT)

Schools, colleges reopen after a gap of 10 months in Manipur

ANI, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:48 PM IST
Sangeeta Mayengbam, Principal of Tamphasana Girls Higher Secondary School in Imphal, said that students are allowed to attend classes after getting consent from their parents or guardians.
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Para teachers demonstrate outside WB Assembly demanding pay parity

PTI, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:25 PM IST
Para teachers demonstrate outside WB Assembly demanding pay parity
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Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad aka UP Board will conduct its high school and intermediate examinations-2021 at 8,497 centres spread across the state.(HT file)
Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad aka UP Board will conduct its high school and intermediate examinations-2021 at 8,497 centres spread across the state.(HT file)

UP Boards 2021: UPMSP identifies 8,497 centres for conducting exams

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:50 PM IST
  • Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad aka UP Board will conduct its high school and intermediate examinations-2021 at 8,497 centres spread across the state
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Police personnel arrive at Ghazipur border to hang notices for farmer leaders after FIRs were registered against them in connection with the Republic Day violence, during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, in New Delhi, Thursday. (PTI)
Police personnel arrive at Ghazipur border to hang notices for farmer leaders after FIRs were registered against them in connection with the Republic Day violence, during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, in New Delhi, Thursday. (PTI)

Additional police forces deployed at protest sites, farmers fear eviction

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:42 PM IST
The farmers said the sudden stoppage of the power supply triggered panic at the Ghazipur protest venue, and they spent a sleepless night guarding their tractors, trollies, and tents
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The presence of phosphates and surfactants in untreated sewage from Delhi, Haryana and UP is a major reason behind frothing in the river.(PTI)
The presence of phosphates and surfactants in untreated sewage from Delhi, Haryana and UP is a major reason behind frothing in the river.(PTI)

Need at least 3 to 5 years to upgrade sewage treatment plants: Delhi government

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:52 PM IST
"The upgradation of all STPs in UP, Haryana and Delhi, which will substantially reduce the problem of foaming in the Yamuna, will take about three to five years," the government said.
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"Entry/exit gates of Lal Quila &amp; Jama Masjid metro stations are open. All stations are open. Normal services on all lines," the DMRC said as per news agency ANI. (Representative Image)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
"Entry/exit gates of Lal Quila & Jama Masjid metro stations are open. All stations are open. Normal services on all lines," the DMRC said as per news agency ANI. (Representative Image)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

DMRC opens Lal Quila, Jama Masjid Metro station gates

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:53 PM IST
After the violent turn of events at the farmers' tractor parade on Republic day, Delhi Metro authorities had closed the entry and exit gates of several Metro stations.
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI)

R-Day violence unfortunate, but farm laws still an issue: Delhi CM Kejriwal

By Abhishek Dey
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:20 PM IST
Tuesday’s violence left hundreds injured, including at least 394 police officials. It has so far led to 25 cases and the FIRs mention several farm union leaders
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Delhi chief minister condemned the violence in the Capital during farmers' tractor rally. (PTI File Photo )
Delhi chief minister condemned the violence in the Capital during farmers' tractor rally. (PTI File Photo )

On farmers' tractor rally violence, Kejriwal says ‘incident doesn’t end protest'

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:51 PM IST
"We cannot be a happy nation with unhappy farmers," Arvind Kejriwal said.
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Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha has been summoned by the central agency on December 29.(HT PHOTO)
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha has been summoned by the central agency on December 29.(HT PHOTO)

K'taka Deputy CM should understand history: Sanjay Raut on Mumbai remarks

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:04 PM IST
Raut said that Savadi should understand the history, and claimed that the Kannada-speaking people residing in Maharashtra want the Marathi-dominated areas in their home state to be included in Maharashtra.
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Representational image. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Representational image. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

At 15.2°C, Mumbai records lowest temperature of the year

By Priyanka Sahoo
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:17 PM IST
Meanwhile air quality improved marginally on Thursday with an overall AQI of 293 (poor). Over the past weekend, air quality had plummeted to the “very poor” category
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BMC revises property tax every five years. (HT Photo)
BMC revises property tax every five years. (HT Photo)

BMC budget 2021: New taxes unlikely but property tax to be revised later

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:02 PM IST
  • Important departments such as health, education, and infrastructure will not see a cut in the budgetary allocation this year, said a civic official.
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Mumbai Metro coach on its way to Metro Station in Wadala, Mumbai, from Bengaluru, on Thursday. (Bachchan Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Mumbai Metro coach on its way to Metro Station in Wadala, Mumbai, from Bengaluru, on Thursday. (Bachchan Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Mumbai: 1st rake for Metro-2A arrives; CM to unveil it on Friday

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:49 PM IST
The trial runs for Metro-2A and 7 (Dahisar E-Andheri E) will begin in March and operations are expected to start from May.
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Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis. (PTI)
Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis. (PTI)

Mumbai Metro: Fadnavis, Congress leaders engage in war of words over ‘delay’

UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:15 PM IST
Congress leaders reminded him that the Delhi Metro lines were developed during Congress rule in the national capital and also blamed him for the delays in the Metro construction in Mumbai
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The difficulty in persuading young adults to upend their lifestyles to prevent Covid-19’s spread has challenged countries across the globe.(Unsplash)
The difficulty in persuading young adults to upend their lifestyles to prevent Covid-19’s spread has challenged countries across the globe.(Unsplash)

Young people spreading Covid a concern in rapidly aging Japan

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:11 PM IST
The world’s most rapidly aging society has long struggled to talk to its youth. That’s a disconnect that’s turning deadly in the pandemic.
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A new study has discovered that one in every three adults, especially younger adults, women, and those of lower socioeconomic status experience psychological distress related to Covid-19.(Unsplash)
A new study has discovered that one in every three adults, especially younger adults, women, and those of lower socioeconomic status experience psychological distress related to Covid-19.(Unsplash)

1 in 3 adults anxious, depressed due to Covid-19: Study

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:29 PM IST
A new study has discovered that one in every three adults, especially younger adults, women, and those of lower socioeconomic status experience psychological distress related to Covid-19.
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Talking about the bond that the four share, Panday shared that "nothing" changed between the four in recent years except for the fact that she has stopped biting "Suhana's head."(Instagram)
Talking about the bond that the four share, Panday shared that "nothing" changed between the four in recent years except for the fact that she has stopped biting "Suhana's head."(Instagram)

Ananya Panday sets 'squad goals' with recent picture with her girls

ANI, New Delhi [india]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:08 PM IST
Setting major 'squad goals', actor Ananya Panday on Thursday treated her Instafam to a recent picture and a childhood snap of herself with her celebrity best friends.
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President Aleksandar Vucic’s allies say the 23-meter-high (75-foot-high), 70-ton bronze sculpture of the legendary founder of the Serbian state, Stefan Nemanja, placed on a gilded egg-shaped pedestal in downtown Belgrade will be a new landmark of the Serbian capital.(AP)
President Aleksandar Vucic’s allies say the 23-meter-high (75-foot-high), 70-ton bronze sculpture of the legendary founder of the Serbian state, Stefan Nemanja, placed on a gilded egg-shaped pedestal in downtown Belgrade will be a new landmark of the Serbian capital.(AP)

Kitsch or artwork? Controversial monument unveiled in Serbia

AP, Belgrade, Serbia
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:00 PM IST
Serbia’s president attended the unveiling on Wednesday night of a grandiose monument to a medieval monk and historic ruler which has come under fire from critics who call it oversized and kitschy.
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The 'Kabir Singh' actor is seen channelising her inner 'boss babe' in the video donning a ravishing red-coloured pantsuit which she recently wore to an award function.(Instagram)
The 'Kabir Singh' actor is seen channelising her inner 'boss babe' in the video donning a ravishing red-coloured pantsuit which she recently wore to an award function.(Instagram)

Kiara Advani ups the glamour quotient in red pantsuit

ANI, New Delhi [india]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:08 PM IST
Bollywood actor Kiara Advani, who is known for setting new style statements, took social media by storm on Thursday with a drop-dead gorgeous video of herself from a recent photoshoot.
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After being kicked out of Bigg Boss 14 for pushing Arshi Khan into the swimming pool, Vikas Gupta re-entered the show.
After being kicked out of Bigg Boss 14 for pushing Arshi Khan into the swimming pool, Vikas Gupta re-entered the show.

Vikas Gupta's mother denies having personal conversation with Arshi Khan

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 contestant Vikas Gupta's mother has denied having any personal conversation with Arshi Khan, who had claimed on the show that the two had talked before she entered the house.
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Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath are expecting their second baby.
Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath are expecting their second baby.

Kapil Sharma confirms wife Ginni Chatrath is expecting second baby

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:45 PM IST
  • Kapil Sharma and his wife, Ginni Chatrath, are expecting their second child, he confirmed in a tweet on Thursday.
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Pavitra Punia and Eijaz Khan on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)
Pavitra Punia and Eijaz Khan on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)

Pavita Punia promises she and Eijaz Khan will give some 'good news' soon

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14: Claiming that staying apart has made them realise each other's importance in their lives, Pavitra Punia promises her fans that she and Eijaz Khan will have some 'good news' soon.
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Pamela Anderson is best known for starring in television hit Baywatch.
Pamela Anderson is best known for starring in television hit Baywatch.

Pamela Anderson gets married for sixth time, ties knot with her bodyguard

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:13 PM IST
Former actor Pamela Anderson has gotten married to her bodyguard Dan Hayhurst. The two tied the knot on Christmas Eve last year.
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Devoleena Bhattacharjee admits she has a boyfriend.(Colors)
Devoleena Bhattacharjee admits she has a boyfriend.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14: Rakhi wants to play Cupid, Devoleena reveals she has a boyfriend

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:16 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14: When Rakhi Sawant tried to play Cupid for Devoleena Bhattacharjee and Rahul Vaidya, the TV star revealed she has a boyfriend.
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The pandemic has specifically elevated the significance of social factors in the current moment, and environmental factors in the long-term. According to a study by the University of Oxford, there is a positive correlation between the average environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores of organisations and their countries’ macro-economic performance. (REUTERS)
The pandemic has specifically elevated the significance of social factors in the current moment, and environmental factors in the long-term. According to a study by the University of Oxford, there is a positive correlation between the average environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores of organisations and their countries’ macro-economic performance. (REUTERS)

How the Covid-19 reset can help firms build a sustainable future

By CP Gurnani
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:43 PM IST
Many learnings have emerged out of our dealing with the unforeseen situation, which includes increased focus on stable, sustainable economies, clean and green environment and above all, quality of life.
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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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