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Workers rush out of the building after fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India, Pune, on Thursday. (PTI)
Workers rush out of the building after fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India, Pune, on Thursday. (PTI)

'Anguished': PM Modi tweets after fire kills 5 at Pune's Serum Institute

By hindustantimes.com, HT Correspondent | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:07 PM IST
PM Modi prayed for speedy recovery of those who have been injured in the accident.
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Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy(PTI Photo)
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy(PTI Photo)

Puducherry CM to meet President, seek recall of Lt Governor Kiran Bedi: Report

Written by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:09 PM IST
Agriculture minister R Kamalakannan, welfare minister M Kandasamy, health minister Malladi Krishna Rao and the only member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Puducherry V Vaithilingam would also be accompanying the CM, sources said.
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Former US Presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton
Former US Presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton

Clinton, Bush and Obama record joint video to wish Biden success

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:12 PM IST
In the video, the three former Presidents of the United States highlighted the importance of listening to people with different opinions.
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BS Yediyurappa is facing dissent from newly inducted ministers and his former aides after several of them were overlooked in the cabinet expansion exercise.(Photo@CMofKarnataka)
BS Yediyurappa is facing dissent from newly inducted ministers and his former aides after several of them were overlooked in the cabinet expansion exercise.(Photo@CMofKarnataka)

Hours after BS Yediyurappa assigns Karnataka portfolios, ministers complain

By Sharan Poovanna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:31 PM IST
Newly inducted ministers and others who have been stripped of portfolios to accommodate new members have started to openly express their concerns, compounding problems for Karnataka CM.
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File image of Scott Styris. (Getty Images)

'MS Dhoni mentioned it': Styris feels CSK are in 'big trouble' ahead of IPL 2021

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 03:52 PM IST
  • Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris is worried for Chennai Super Kings ahead of IPL 2021 after they released their list of retained and released players.
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PM Narendra Modi has led India's effort to deepen ties with UAE and other Gulf countries after he came to power in 2014(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
PM Narendra Modi has led India's effort to deepen ties with UAE and other Gulf countries after he came to power in 2014(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

UAE Air Force to help 3 Rafale fighters reach India, 7 more in April

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 01:10 PM IST
  • India and the UAE are expected to take bilateral ties to the next level with the two countries, along with France, discussing conducting trilateral military exercises
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Former India captain Rahul Dravid(Twitter)
Former India captain Rahul Dravid(Twitter)

Rahul Dravid's hand in the rocking rookies

By Rasesh Mandani
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:33 AM IST
The game-changing performance was also the result of Mohammed Siraj, Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur coming through an astute systemic platform laid by the low-profile Rahul Dravid.
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Along with domestic priorities, the Biden presidency will have to deal with the most important strategic challenge of the times— the belligerence of China (AFP)
Along with domestic priorities, the Biden presidency will have to deal with the most important strategic challenge of the times— the belligerence of China (AFP)

The 46th President of the US | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:30 PM IST
Joe Biden’s elevation as the 46th President of the United States (US) marks a moment of victory for all those who believe in liberal democracy, civilised politics within the rules of the game, responsible leadership, and the inclusion of various social groups, including minorities, in the power structure
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India's Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar during a fourth test match between India and Australia, in Gabba on Sunday.(BCCI/ANI)
India's Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar during a fourth test match between India and Australia, in Gabba on Sunday.(BCCI/ANI)

India vs Australia: The debutants' report card

By Sanjay Manjrekar
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:26 PM IST
"Above all, for me, what stood out was that it was not so much the Indian cricket team that won the series but the idea of a new India," writes Sanjay Manjrekar in his column.
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Delhi’s air quality slipped into the “severe” category on Tuesday, for the sixth time this month (Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Delhi’s air quality slipped into the “severe” category on Tuesday, for the sixth time this month (Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

The persistence of the pollution threat | HT Editorial

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:22 PM IST
As Parliament prepares to take up a full-fledged Bill for approval to back the newly formed Commission for Air Quality Management by law, it is time to re-evaluate the non-meteorological reasons that are responsible for bad air in the National Capital Region
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Anil Kapoor played Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh's father in Dil Dhadakne Do.
Anil Kapoor played Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh's father in Dil Dhadakne Do.

Anil didn't want to Priyanka’s father as they were once offered romantic films

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:59 PM IST
  • Anil Kapoor was sceptical about playing Priyanka Chopra's father in Dil Dhadakne Do, as they were offered films as a romantic pair in the past. His son, Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor, convinced him to take up the role.
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Losing Alice review: Ayelet Zurer and Lihi Kornowski engage in a game of cat-and-mouse in the new Apple series.
Losing Alice review: Ayelet Zurer and Lihi Kornowski engage in a game of cat-and-mouse in the new Apple series.

Losing Alice review: Apple's erotic thriller is too timid to bare it all

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:47 PM IST
  • Losing Alice review: Despite a couple of strong performances by Ayelet Zurer and Lihi Kornowski, Apple's Israeli series can't make the most of its promising premise.
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Indian bowler Mohammed Siraj praying at his late father Mohammed Ghaus's grave(ANI/Twitter)
Indian bowler Mohammed Siraj praying at his late father Mohammed Ghaus's grave(ANI/Twitter)

'Couldn't speak to him but offered flowers to his grave'

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:55 PM IST
Siraj is now back in India and the first thing he did after landing home was visiting his father’s grave. He sat there for a while and offered prayers and flowers.
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Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli on their way to doctor's clinic.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli on their way to doctor's clinic.

Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli step out first time since daughter's birth. See pics

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:51 PM IST
Actor Anushka Sharma and her cricketer husband Virat Kohli were seen out and about in Mumbai on Thursday. This is the first time they were seen since welcoming their daughter earlier this month.
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File photo of Parthiv Patel(Getty Images)

Parthiv takes a dig at RCB on getting ‘released after being retired’

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:57 PM IST
Parthiv Patel joined RCB in the 2018 edition. He played 20 matches for the franchise and amassed 526 runs
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Mira Rajput has indicated that her vacation is about to end.
Mira Rajput has indicated that her vacation is about to end.

Mira Rajput savours 'last sunset' of Goa trip with Shahid Kapoor, see pic

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:57 PM IST
  • Mira Rajput has shared new pictures from her Goa vacation with Shahid Kapoor. See her latest posts here.
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Kangana Ranaut claimed liberals are 'desperate' to get her Twitter account suspended.
Kangana Ranaut claimed liberals are 'desperate' to get her Twitter account suspended.

Kangana Ranaut slams Twitter for justifying restriction of her account

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:40 PM IST
  • Kangana Ranaut criticised Twitter after a representative justified temporary restriction of her account, citing her now-deleted anti-Tandav tweet.
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Anil Kapoor played Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh's father in Dil Dhadakne Do.
Anil Kapoor played Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh's father in Dil Dhadakne Do.

Anil didn't want to Priyanka’s father as they were once offered romantic films

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:59 PM IST
  • Anil Kapoor was sceptical about playing Priyanka Chopra's father in Dil Dhadakne Do, as they were offered films as a romantic pair in the past. His son, Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor, convinced him to take up the role.
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Losing Alice review: Ayelet Zurer and Lihi Kornowski engage in a game of cat-and-mouse in the new Apple series.
Losing Alice review: Ayelet Zurer and Lihi Kornowski engage in a game of cat-and-mouse in the new Apple series.

Losing Alice review: Apple's erotic thriller is too timid to bare it all

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:47 PM IST
  • Losing Alice review: Despite a couple of strong performances by Ayelet Zurer and Lihi Kornowski, Apple's Israeli series can't make the most of its promising premise.
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Krishna Shroff poses for a special birthday post.
Krishna Shroff poses for a special birthday post.

Tiger Shroff's sister Krishna poses in 'birthday suit', Disha Patani is in awe

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:36 PM IST
  • Actor Tiger Shroff's sister, Krishna, has shared a special post on her 28th birthday, and Disha Patani is in awe. Check it out here.
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Ben Stokes (L) and Jofra Archer. (Getty Images)

Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes return as England name squad for first two India Tests

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:44 PM IST
  • Archer and Stokes were rested for England's two-Test series against Sri Lanka.
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Hanuma Vihari (on the ground) receives treatment. (Getty Images)
Hanuma Vihari (on the ground) receives treatment. (Getty Images)

'Took injection, couldn't feel my leg': Vihari describes batting through pain

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:02 PM IST
  • Moments into his innings, Hanuma Vihari ran a single and grimaced in pain, and it was at that moment that everyone knew he had done something to his hamstring.
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File image of Scott Styris. (Getty Images)

'MS Dhoni mentioned it': Styris feels CSK are in 'big trouble' ahead of IPL 2021

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 03:52 PM IST
  • Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris is worried for Chennai Super Kings ahead of IPL 2021 after they released their list of retained and released players.
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India's Rishabh Pant hits the ball to the boundary on the final day of the fourth cricket test against Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.India won the four test series 2-1. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)
India's Rishabh Pant hits the ball to the boundary on the final day of the fourth cricket test against Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.India won the four test series 2-1. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)

Don't want to be compared with Dhoni: Pant aims to 'make a name' for himself

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 01:07 PM IST
Rishabh Pant who broke MS Dhoni's record to become the fastest India wicket-keeper to a thousand Test runs, said he doesn't want to be compared with anyone.
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Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting(Twitter)

'Not even India's second-picked team': Ponting 'shocked' at Aus loss to 'Ind A'

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:56 AM IST
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting expressed 'shock' over the result. "I'm quite shocked that Australia weren't quite good enough to win this series. The cold hard facts of it are pretty much that was the India A team that played this Test match and still won," said Ponting.
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The image shows Leela running around the White House.(Instagram/@meena)

Kamala Harris’ niece Meena Harris posts cute clip of her daughter at White House

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:48 PM IST
“Visiting Auntie at her new job,” reads the adorable caption shared alongside the post.
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The throwback image shows Smriti Irani with her daughter Zoish Irani.(Instagram/@smritiiraniofficial)
The throwback image shows Smriti Irani with her daughter Zoish Irani.(Instagram/@smritiiraniofficial)

Smriti Irani shares throwback pic, Twinkle Khanna reacts with this emoji

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:36 PM IST
“Throwback to my girl’s first day at school as she now preps for her 12th standard board exam," reads a part of the post shared by Smriti Irani.
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Chrissy Teigen took to Instagram to share this image.(Instagram/@chrissyteigen)
Chrissy Teigen took to Instagram to share this image.(Instagram/@chrissyteigen)

Chrissy Teigen becomes only celeb to be followed by @POTUS on Twitter. Know why

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:13 PM IST
The other accounts followed by Joe Biden’s @POTUS include First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, among others.
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Valeriu Nicolae shows a boy how to correctly brush his teeth in Nucsoara, Romania, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. A gentle hero to many in Romania, Valeriu Nicolae says that, at heart, he is more like former NBA star Michael Jordan — highly competitive and eager to improve in what he does best. In Nicolae’s case that is helping others. The rights activist has earned praise for his tireless campaign to change for the better the lives of the Balkan country’s poorest and underprivileged residents, particularly the children. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)(AP)
Valeriu Nicolae shows a boy how to correctly brush his teeth in Nucsoara, Romania, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. A gentle hero to many in Romania, Valeriu Nicolae says that, at heart, he is more like former NBA star Michael Jordan — highly competitive and eager to improve in what he does best. In Nicolae’s case that is helping others. The rights activist has earned praise for his tireless campaign to change for the better the lives of the Balkan country’s poorest and underprivileged residents, particularly the children. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)(AP)

Romania activist Valeriu Nicolae urges people to do something good every day

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:01 PM IST
Since starting in 2007, Valeriu Nicolae's humanitarian organization Casa Buna, or Good House, has taken upon itself to support and supervise 315 children.
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The image shows Rockhopper penguins.(Twitter/@AndzB)

Waddling penguins meet midway, exchange ‘pleasantries’. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:57 PM IST
The video was taken by the director of the Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust, Andrea Barlow.
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Covid-19: Jharkhand minister recovers after double lung transplant in Chennai

By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:05 PM IST
Only a few lung transplants on Covid-19 patients have been performed across the world and the minister’s critical condition necessitated the procedure.
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Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy(PTI Photo)
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy(PTI Photo)

Puducherry CM to meet President, seek recall of Lt Governor Kiran Bedi: Report

Written by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:09 PM IST
Agriculture minister R Kamalakannan, welfare minister M Kandasamy, health minister Malladi Krishna Rao and the only member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Puducherry V Vaithilingam would also be accompanying the CM, sources said.
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Workers rush out of the building after fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India, Pune, on Thursday. (PTI)
Workers rush out of the building after fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India, Pune, on Thursday. (PTI)

'Anguished': PM Modi tweets after fire kills 5 at Pune's Serum Institute

By hindustantimes.com, HT Correspondent | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:07 PM IST
PM Modi prayed for speedy recovery of those who have been injured in the accident.
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Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi was arrested by the Bengaluru police in September 2020 in connection with a probe into a drugs case.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi was arrested by the Bengaluru police in September 2020 in connection with a probe into a drugs case.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Supreme Court grants bail to Kannada actor accused of drug peddling

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:36 PM IST
  • Ragini Dwivedi has been in custody for over 140 days after her arrest last September.
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Siddiqui, who has emerged as one of the most vocal critics of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, recently held a meeting with Asaduddin Owaisi, leader of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM). (TWITTER).
Siddiqui, who has emerged as one of the most vocal critics of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, recently held a meeting with Asaduddin Owaisi, leader of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM). (TWITTER).

Popular Muslim cleric Abbas Siddiqui floats new political party in Bengal

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:34 PM IST
  • He is the scion of the Siddiqui family, which is the custodian of the famous Furfura Sharif shrine, one of the most popular places of pilgrimage in Bengal.
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Merkel dismissed suggestions that the election would be influenced by her handling of the pandemic.(AP)
Merkel dismissed suggestions that the election would be influenced by her handling of the pandemic.(AP)

Angela Merkel promises widespread vaccine availability before September vote

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:01 PM IST
Amid efforts to boost vaccine supply, Merkel said all Germans who want a shot will get one by the end of the summer on September 21. National elections take place on September 26.
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador described Biden's bill that could open a path to citizenship for immigrants in the US as "very good".(AP)
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador described Biden's bill that could open a path to citizenship for immigrants in the US as "very good".(AP)

Mexican president hails Biden agenda, celebrates migration plan

Reuters, Mexico City
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:00 PM IST
Biden issued half a dozen executive orders after his inauguration on Wednesday to reverse hardline immigration policies.
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Continuing claims in state programs -- an approximation of the number of people receiving ongoing jobless benefits -- decreased by 127,000 to 5.05 million in the week ended January 9. The median forecasts in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for 935,000 initial applications and 5.3 million continuing claims. (Representative Image)
Continuing claims in state programs -- an approximation of the number of people receiving ongoing jobless benefits -- decreased by 127,000 to 5.05 million in the week ended January 9. The median forecasts in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for 935,000 initial applications and 5.3 million continuing claims. (Representative Image)

US jobless claims fall slightly but remain elevated

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:36 PM IST
Initial jobless claims in regular state programs declined by 26,000 to 900,000 in the week ended January 16, according to Labor Department data Thursday. On an un-adjusted basis, the figure dropped by more than 151,000 to 960,668.
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The improved tone follows a video conference between Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on January 9 in which both stressed the importance of the bilateral relationship.(AP)
The improved tone follows a video conference between Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on January 9 in which both stressed the importance of the bilateral relationship.(AP)

EU, Turkey call for improved relations after turbulent 2020

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:17 PM IST
Turkey, which remains an official candidate for EU membership despite the tensions, is facing the threat of EU economic sanctions over a hydrocarbons dispute with Greece in the eastern Mediterranean, but the mood music between Brussels and Ankara has improved since the new year.
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Former US Presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton
Former US Presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton

Clinton, Bush and Obama record joint video to wish Biden success

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:12 PM IST
In the video, the three former Presidents of the United States highlighted the importance of listening to people with different opinions.
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Thailand Open: Sindhu cruises into quarterfinals after beating Kisona

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:13 PM IST
The Olympic silver medalist outclassed Kisona in the second-round clash to register an easy 21-10, 21-12 win in an encounter that lasted less than an hour.
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Zinedine Zidane reacts after Real Madrid's 1-2 loss to Alcoyano. (Getty Images)
Zinedine Zidane reacts after Real Madrid's 1-2 loss to Alcoyano. (Getty Images)

Zidane under fire as Real Madrid loses again

AP, Madrid
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:15 PM IST
  • The embarrassing 2-1 loss in the round of 32 added to Madrid’s recent struggles and left Zidane under increased pressure.
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Diogo Dalot of AC Milan in action. (Getty Images.)

'Demanding' Ibrahimovic boosts Dalot at Milan

AP, Madrid
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:21 PM IST
  • Dalot, 21, is at the heart of the defense of an AC Milan side which has been propelled to the top of the Italian league by the 39-year-old Ibrahimovic.
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Referee gives a red card to Ajay Chhetri of SC East Bengal during the Indian Super League match between Chennaiyin FC and SC East Bengal at GMC Stadium Bambolim in Goa(PTI)
Referee gives a red card to Ajay Chhetri of SC East Bengal during the Indian Super League match between Chennaiyin FC and SC East Bengal at GMC Stadium Bambolim in Goa(PTI)

ISL 7: Poor referring has been a problem for all teams, says Renedy Singh

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:19 PM IST
East Bengal has been on a roll lately as the side has managed to stay undefeated in its last seven matches. The side is currently placed at the 10th spot in the standings with 12 points from 12 matches.
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Indian women's junior hockey team beat Chile 3-2(Hockey India/Twitter)
Indian women's junior hockey team beat Chile 3-2(Hockey India/Twitter)

Indian junior women's hockey team stuns Chile's senior side 3-2

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:09 PM IST
It was India's third consecutive victory on the tour. They had defeated Chile's junior side twice earlier this week.
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Saudi shipments to China in 2020 were rose 1.9% from a year earlier to 84.92 million tonnes. In picture - Saudi Aramco's Ras Tanura oil refinery and oil terminal.(Reuters)
Saudi shipments to China in 2020 were rose 1.9% from a year earlier to 84.92 million tonnes. In picture - Saudi Aramco's Ras Tanura oil refinery and oil terminal.(Reuters)

Saudi Aramco excludes emissions data in disclosures to investors

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:43 PM IST
The world's biggest oil company's self-reported carbon footprint might nearly double, adding as much as 55 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent to its annual tally, if those facilities are included, according to the report.
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Bank deposits and insurance/pensions form 14 per cent each of the total household savings. (Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
Bank deposits and insurance/pensions form 14 per cent each of the total household savings. (Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)

$200 bn extra savings, lockdown boosts household savings to 20-yr high: Report

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:40 PM IST
Historically households have been funding a third of the capital formation of the rest of the economy.
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On Thursday, the rupee spurted 24 paise to end at a nearly four-month high of 73.07 against the US dollar.(REUTERS)
On Thursday, the rupee spurted 24 paise to end at a nearly four-month high of 73.07 against the US dollar.(REUTERS)

Rupee gains 6 paise to close near 5-month high of 72.99 vs USD

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:28 PM IST
It finally closed higher by 6 paise at 72.99 to the dollar, a level not seen since September 1, 2020.
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Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Budget 2021: CII seeks customs duty exemption for defence imports in pvt sector

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:03 PM IST
The industry body said the taxes were affecting the private sector’s competitiveness across all projects, especially “large value, long-gestation period” programmes such as shipbuilding
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Titan was the top loser in the Sensex pack, shedding around 2 per cent, followed by Nestle India, HUL, HCL Tech, Infosys, ITC and Kotak Bank.(PTI)
Titan was the top loser in the Sensex pack, shedding around 2 per cent, followed by Nestle India, HUL, HCL Tech, Infosys, ITC and Kotak Bank.(PTI)

Sensex breaches 50k-mark, ends lower on profit-booking

PTI, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:24 PM IST
The broader NSE Nifty slipped 54.35 points or 0.37 per cent to close at 14,590.35.
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Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’(PTI)
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’(PTI)

Ramesh Pokhriyal inaugurates two new Kendriya Vidyalayas in Bihar, Chhattisgarh

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:59 PM IST
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank virtually inaugurates two new Kendriya Vidyalayas--one in Bettiah, Bihar and another in Korba, Chhattisgarh.
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A third Sanik School will be set up in Rajasthan in Alwar district after the establishment of two others earlier in Chittorgarh and Jhunjhunu districts.(HT File)
A third Sanik School will be set up in Rajasthan in Alwar district after the establishment of two others earlier in Chittorgarh and Jhunjhunu districts.(HT File)

Rajasthan to have a third Sainik School in Alwar

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:47 PM IST
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has approved a proposal for the allotment of free land in Haldina village of Malakhera tehsil of Alwar for the establishment of the school, an official statement said
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IBPS RRB Office Assistant result declared
IBPS RRB Office Assistant result declared

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims Result 2020 declared, here's direct link

Edited by Nandini
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:11 PM IST
  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) on Thursday declared the Office Assistant (Multipurpose) CRP- IX prelims exam results on its official website- ibps.in
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IBPS Office Assistant Prelims Results 2020-21 declared. (IBPS)
IBPS Office Assistant Prelims Results 2020-21 declared. (IBPS)

IBPS Office Assistant prelims Results 2020-21 declared at ibps.in

Edited by Nilesh Mathur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:39 PM IST
  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) on Thursday declared the results of office assistants (Multipurpose) preliminary examination 2020.
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Maharashtra Board class 12 result 2020.(HT file)
Maharashtra Board class 12 result 2020.(HT file)

Maharashtra board Class 10, 12 exams 2021 to be held in April-May: Gaikwad

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:55 PM IST
The exams are usually held in February and March, which have to be rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Experts suggest new birdwatchers to get a good pair of binoculars and get familiar with bird calls (Photo: Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Experts suggest new birdwatchers to get a good pair of binoculars and get familiar with bird calls (Photo: Sanchit Khanna/HT)

Bird flu won’t scare away avid birders

By Sanchita Kalra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:01 PM IST
Bird walk organisers and participants are taking all precautions, such as social distancing, masks, not getting too close to birds
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Farmers protest at Singhu border in New Delhi on January 20. (PTI)
Farmers protest at Singhu border in New Delhi on January 20. (PTI)

Govt proposes putting farm laws on hold for 18 months: All you need to know

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:41 AM IST
The government also told farm unions that it proposed to set up a committee of representatives as well as experts who should be nominated both by the protesters and the government to examine “all agitation-related issues”
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Representational Image. (Bloomberg)

Delhi: Restaurants must display jhatka and halal distinction, says SDMC

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:03 AM IST
The south civic body of Delhi passed a proposal regarding this on Wednesday in its House meeting; leader of the House in SDMC said it was regarding “ensuring the very right” of the consumer
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The meeting was held at Union minister Rajnath Singh’s residence on Wednesday. (File photo)
The meeting was held at Union minister Rajnath Singh’s residence on Wednesday. (File photo)

Ahead of Budget Session, BJP leaders meet as Oppn seeks to corner govt

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:35 AM IST
Union ministers S Jaishankar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Pralhad Joshi, and Thawar Chand Gehlot were among others who attended the meeting at Union minister Rajnath Singh’s residence
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Delhi has already registered six severe air quality days this month.
Delhi has already registered six severe air quality days this month.

Minimum temperature in Delhi likely to increase over next two days

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 10:15 AM IST
The air quality index stood at 304 at 9 am.The city's 24-hour AQI was 283 on Wednesday, 404 on Tuesday, 372 on Monday and 347 on Sunday.
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Workers rush out of the building after fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India, Pune, on Thursday. (PTI)
Workers rush out of the building after fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India, Pune, on Thursday. (PTI)

Maharashtra government orders probe into Serum Institute fire; clarifies Covid-19 vaccine plant is safe

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:31 PM IST
Directives have been issued to Pune Police commissioner for a detailed investigation into the incident, said state deputy CM Ajit Pawar
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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, MNS chief Raj Thackeray. (HT archive)
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, MNS chief Raj Thackeray. (HT archive)

Uddhav, Raj expected to share stage at Bal Thackeray’s birth anniversary event

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:20 PM IST
The estranged cousins earlier attended a virtual all-party meeting called to discuss the Covid-19 situation in May
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Bollywood actor Sonu Sood. (ANI)
Bollywood actor Sonu Sood. (ANI)

Bombay HC rejects Sonu Sood’s appeal to stay demolition notice for Juhu building

By KAY Dodhiya
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:06 PM IST
On October 27 last year, BMC had issued a notice to Sood and his wife Sonali, directing them to restore the property as per the approved plan or get approval for the changes
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The BMC had alleged that the actor made structural changes to his six-storey residential building and converted it into a hotel without taking requisite permissions.(Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times File Photo)
The BMC had alleged that the actor made structural changes to his six-storey residential building and converted it into a hotel without taking requisite permissions.(Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times File Photo)

Illegal construction: Sonu Sood’s appeal against BMC notice dismissed by HC

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 01:19 PM IST
  • Sood’s lawyer Amogh Singh had sought a time of 10 weeks last October to comply with the directions of the notice.
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Farmers protesting against new farm laws near Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) in New Delhi.(Sakib Ali /HT Photo)
Farmers protesting against new farm laws near Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) in New Delhi.(Sakib Ali /HT Photo)

Maharashtra varsity teachers’ unions to march against new farm and labour laws

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:48 AM IST
  • The state unions are also opposing the introduction of the National Education Policy (NEP), saying it violates the Constitutional mandates of reservation and free and compulsory education.
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The researchers, including those from the University of Nottingham in the UK, found that the best predictor of people's compliance to the rules was how much their close circle complied with the rules(Unsplash)
The researchers, including those from the University of Nottingham in the UK, found that the best predictor of people's compliance to the rules was how much their close circle complied with the rules(Unsplash)

People more likely to follow Covid rules when friends and family do, study says

PTI, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:23 PM IST
People are more likely to follow Covid-19 restrictions based on what their friends do, rather than their own principles, according to a study that shows how social influence affects adherence to government interventions.
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The studio that teaches design and restoration to a new generation of fan-makers was placed on France’s intangible heritage list last year.(AP)
The studio that teaches design and restoration to a new generation of fan-makers was placed on France’s intangible heritage list last year.(AP)

Virus pushes storied Paris fan museum to brink of folding

AP, Paris
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Just like the leaves of its gilded fans, France’s storied fan-making museum could fold and vanish. The splendid Musee de l’Eventail in Paris, classed as a historical monument, is the cultural world’s latest coronavirus victim.
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People are more likely to follow Covid-19 restrictions based on what their friends do, rather than their own principles, according to a study that shows how social influence affects adherence to government interventions.(Unsplash)
People are more likely to follow Covid-19 restrictions based on what their friends do, rather than their own principles, according to a study that shows how social influence affects adherence to government interventions.(Unsplash)

People more likely to follow Covid rules when friends and family do, study says

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:55 PM IST
People are more likely to follow Covid-19 restrictions based on what their friends do, rather than their own principles, according to a study that shows how social influence affects adherence to government interventions.
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Treating severe Covid-19 patients with the arthritis drug tocilizumab along with standard care is no better than standard care alone in improving clinical outcomes at 15 days, says the results of a trial.(Unsplash)
Treating severe Covid-19 patients with the arthritis drug tocilizumab along with standard care is no better than standard care alone in improving clinical outcomes at 15 days, says the results of a trial.(Unsplash)

Arthritis drug no better than standard care for severe Covid-19, says study

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:31 PM IST
Treating severe Covid-19 patients with the arthritis drug tocilizumab along with standard care is no better than standard care alone in improving clinical outcomes at 15 days, says the results of a trial which was stopped early due to increased number of deaths among those receiving the drug.
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Representational Image(Unsplash)

New tool helps calculate Covid transmission risk in poorly-ventilated places

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:27 PM IST
The research also shows that the virus spreads further than two meters in seconds in poorly-ventilated spaces.
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There reports doing the rounds that Krushna Abhishek got offended by one of the jokes cracked by Kiku Sharda on The Kapil Sharma Show.
There reports doing the rounds that Krushna Abhishek got offended by one of the jokes cracked by Kiku Sharda on The Kapil Sharma Show.

Kiku rubbishes reports of Krushna being upset with him over Govinda joke on TKSS

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:41 PM IST
  • Kiku Sharda has dismissed reports that Krushna Abhishek is upset with him over a joke he made on a recent episode of The Kapil Sharma Show.
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The Shakti actor asserts that he will always prefer daily soaps over anything else.
The Shakti actor asserts that he will always prefer daily soaps over anything else.

Vivian Dsena: Bollywood doesn’t excite me

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 03:42 PM IST
While everyone dreams of doing films someday, Vivian says he is quite content with TV and aspires to do more work on the small screen.
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Jasmin Bhasin and Aly Goni are close friends and he often supported her on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)
Jasmin Bhasin and Aly Goni are close friends and he often supported her on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)

Sister comes to Aly Goni's defence as Jasmin Bhasin's fans target him

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 03:08 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14: Aly Goni's sister Ilham says Jasmin Bhasin knows him well, and targeting him for her eviction 'won't help' .
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KBC 12 will end on Friday, January 22.
KBC 12 will end on Friday, January 22.

KBC 12 finale to salute Kargil War heroes, watch Amitabh Bachchan give a glimpse

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 10:15 AM IST
Kaun Benaga Crorepati 12 will end on Friday. The grand finale will be dedicated to the heroes of 1999 Kargil War. Watch promo.
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Aly Goni and Abhinav Shukla in a fight.(Colors)
Aly Goni and Abhinav Shukla in a fight.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 promo: Aly Goni, Abhinav Shukla lock horns over Devoleena

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:17 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14 promo: During their fight, Aly Goni called Abhinav Shukla a monkey while Abhinav said Aly is a buffalo.
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India has asked WHO chief Tedros to remove the maps that incorrectly depict Indian territories of the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh (Reuters)
India has asked WHO chief Tedros to remove the maps that incorrectly depict Indian territories of the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh (Reuters)

‘Deep displeasure’: India sends a stinker to WHO’s Tedros over incorrect map

UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:50 AM IST
  • The 8 January letter is the third communication to the World Health Organisation in a month, reminding Tedros and his office to fix the maps
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The ruling puts the provisions of SMA on a par with personal laws which require no notice period (PTI)
The ruling puts the provisions of SMA on a par with personal laws which require no notice period (PTI)

Upholding the right to liberty and privacy | HT Editorial

By HT Editorial
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:37 AM IST
The Allahabad High Court has upheld the fundamental right to liberty and privacy with its ruling that a 30-day notice is not mandatory for those seeking to get married under the Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954
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Prime Minister KP Oli’s unconstitutional move to dissolve Parliament (the new Nepali Constitution does not give the PM the right to do so) has led to a de facto split in the Nepal Communist Party (NCP). (Getty Images)
Prime Minister KP Oli’s unconstitutional move to dissolve Parliament (the new Nepali Constitution does not give the PM the right to do so) has led to a de facto split in the Nepal Communist Party (NCP). (Getty Images)

Delhi’s balancing act with Nepal | HT Editorial

By HT Editorial
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:37 AM IST
Nepal’s foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali is in Delhi for a bilateral meeting
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Experts say preventing bird flu is not possible as little research has been done on the virus-carrying capability of migratory birds in CAF (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Experts say preventing bird flu is not possible as little research has been done on the virus-carrying capability of migratory birds in CAF (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Handling the avian flu crisis | HT Editorial

PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 08:00 PM IST
2021 has started with an unprecedented bird flu epidemic in India, causing the death of thousands of wild and poultry birds in 10 states and bleeding the fast-growing poultry industry for a second time over the past year
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Assam, Jan 11 (ANI): BJP national president J.P. Nadda addresses the BJP supporters during a public meeting, at the Police parade ground in Silchar on Monday. (ANI)
Assam, Jan 11 (ANI): BJP national president J.P. Nadda addresses the BJP supporters during a public meeting, at the Police parade ground in Silchar on Monday. (ANI)

The BJP’s political pitch in Assam | HT Editorial

PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 08:00 PM IST
Even as it starts out as the favourite, the BJP must be careful in how it navigates the historical tensions on identity in the region
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