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“Our leaders have taken a decision that those who are seniors and experienced will be absorbed for party work,” Basavaraj Bommai said.. (PTI)
“Our leaders have taken a decision that those who are seniors and experienced will be absorbed for party work,” Basavaraj Bommai said.. (PTI)

29 ministers inducted in Basavaraj Bommai’s cabinet, no deputy CM this time

By Sharan Poovanna, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2021 12:29 AM IST
Basavaraj Bommai has gone with 23 old faces, who were ministers in the previous BS Yediyurappa cabinet, while six are new.
CJI Ramana, who was born in the undivided state of Andhra Pradesh, clarified that he would not adjudicate upon the legal issues involved in the matter. (PTI File)
CJI Ramana, who was born in the undivided state of Andhra Pradesh, clarified that he would not adjudicate upon the legal issues involved in the matter. (PTI File)

Krishna river dispute: Andhra declines mediation, CJI recuses himself

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2021 12:36 AM IST
Heading the bench that also included justice Surya Kant, the CJI said that the petition moved by the Andhra government will now be listed before some other bench.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar said India will support the initiative for Asean integration through capacity-building initiatives and also contribute through Mekong-Ganga cooperation and quick impact projects. (Photo PTI)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar said India will support the initiative for Asean integration through capacity-building initiatives and also contribute through Mekong-Ganga cooperation and quick impact projects. (Photo PTI)

India for speeding up connectivity projects with Asean

PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 10:57 PM IST
India has been pushing for a review of the India-Asean trade in goods agreement, which entered into force in January 2010.
Kerala government claims that despite the high volume of cases, pressure is not visible on the health system. (ANI Photo)
Kerala government claims that despite the high volume of cases, pressure is not visible on the health system. (ANI Photo)

Kerala’s high caseload, double digit TPR worries medical experts

PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 11:47 PM IST
Out of the 18 worst affected districts in the country, 10 are in Kerala, where districts such as Malapppuram have over 15% TPR (test positivity rate).
The predicted third wave of Covid is likely to be very different from the 2nd wave in India as vaccination will play a major role in stalling the advent of the wave. (PTI)
The predicted third wave of Covid is likely to be very different from the 2nd wave in India as vaccination will play a major role in stalling the advent of the wave. (PTI)

Number of waves doesn't matter: What experts say on Covid 3rd wave in India

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 10:46 PM IST
Amid speculations of Covid's 3rd wave, experts have said that the 2nd wave is not yet over and these small spikes may lead to a 'blunted' third wave of the pandemic in the country.
The single-day coronavirus cases in Maharashtra yet again witnessed a spike on Wednesday as 6,126 infections were logged as opposed to Tuesday’s 6,005. (HT Photo)
The single-day coronavirus cases in Maharashtra yet again witnessed a spike on Wednesday as 6,126 infections were logged as opposed to Tuesday’s 6,005. (HT Photo)

These 4 Maharashtra districts have higher positivity rate than state itself

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2021 12:00 AM IST
  • State health minister Rajesh Tope said that the strategy of “tracking, tracing and testing” is underway in these districts but floods have disrupted the work.
Harihar Behera was in his mid-twenties when he started working on carving out a road through the hills and forest. He is 57. (Sourced)
Harihar Behera was in his mid-twenties when he started working on carving out a road through the hills and forest. He is 57. (Sourced)

Govt refused. So Odisha man built 3 km road through hills. He took 30 years

By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 10:34 PM IST
Once he was finished with the 3 km stretch, Harihar Behera started working on helping another village but this time, the Odisha government stepped in to build the road soon after.
Jasprit Bumrah celebrates taking the wicket of England's Jos Buttler with teammates(Action Images via Reuters)
Jasprit Bumrah celebrates taking the wicket of England's Jos Buttler with teammates(Action Images via Reuters)

Bumrah leads pace pack, India start England series with a bang

By Somshuvra Laha, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 11:20 PM IST
Knocking over England for 183 before ending the day without losing a wicket at 21/0, rarely has a Day 1 been this good for India away from home.
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Saba Ali Khan is Sara Ali Khan's aunt.
Saba Ali Khan is Sara Ali Khan's aunt.

Sara Ali Khan's aunt Saba gives an update on actor's nose injury

PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 09:44 PM IST
  • Saba Ali Khan, in an interaction with her fans on Instagram, gave an update on niece Sara Ali Khan's nose injury.
Shabana Azmi shared this combo picture of Javed Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar.
Shabana Azmi shared this combo picture of Javed Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar.

Shabana Azmi shares pic of Javed and Farhan, says 'they could be twins'

PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 09:38 PM IST
  • Shabana Azmi has once again expressed her wonder at likeness between her husband Javed Akhtar and his son Farhan Akhtar.
India's Kumar Ravi beat Kazakhstan's Nurislam Sanayev in the men's 57kg freestyle wrestling semifinal match at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP)
India's Kumar Ravi beat Kazakhstan's Nurislam Sanayev in the men's 57kg freestyle wrestling semifinal match at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP)

Ravi Kumar Dahiya ensures medal for India in men's 57kg freestyle wrestling

UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 08:19 PM IST
  • Tokyo Olympics: Ravi Kumar staged a grand comeback as he first reduced the deficit to 5-9 and then pinned the Kazakh wrestler down with a great move to eventually win the bout 'by fall'.
Anushka Sharma(Instagram)
Anushka Sharma(Instagram)

Anushka Sharma wears 11k pink hoodie seen on Justin Bieber in Yummy video

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Alfea Jamal, Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 09:41 PM IST
  • Anushka Sharma was wearing a hoodie from Drew House, the label by pop star Justin Bieber, and a similar hoodie was also seen worn by the singer in his video for Yummy. The brand is named Drew after Bieber's middle name, which is, you guessed it, Drew!
Argentina's Maria Noel Barrionuevo celebrates with her teammates after scoring off a penalty corner against India during the women's field hockey semi-final match at the Tokyo Olympics.(AP)
Argentina's Maria Noel Barrionuevo celebrates with her teammates after scoring off a penalty corner against India during the women's field hockey semi-final match at the Tokyo Olympics.(AP)

India go down 1-2 in semis to Argentina; will fight for bronze in women's hockey

UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 08:20 PM IST
  • Tokyo Olympics: Indian women will fight for the bronze medal, just like the men's team. Rani Rampal's team will take on 2016 Rio Olympics gold medallists Great Britain in the bronze medal match, as the GBR team had lost the first semi-final to Netherlands.
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Tokyo Olympics Day 10 India Full Schedule
Tokyo Olympics Day 10 India Full Schedule

Tokyo Olympics Day 13 India Full Schedule: What is India's schedule today?

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2021 12:47 AM IST
Tokyo Olympics Day 13 Full Schedule: Here is a look at the sequence of all the events of India at the Olympics in Tokyo on Day 13.
Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain poses after her semifinal bout in the welterweight 64-69kg category at Tokyo Olympics 2020
Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain poses after her semifinal bout in the welterweight 64-69kg category at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Tokyo 2020: For Borgohain, bronze is small consolation for sacrifices

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 11:50 PM IST
It took a while for her to switch off from her bout against a powerful rival. Lovlina Borgohain received standing counts in the first and third rounds, lost a point for holding in the second, eventually losing 0-5.
Ravi Dahiya has a shot at giving India its first gold medal at Tokyo Olympics. (Reuters)
Ravi Dahiya has a shot at giving India its first gold medal at Tokyo Olympics. (Reuters)

Dahiya to grapple for gold

By Avishek Roy, Rudraneil Sengupta, Tokyo/new Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 11:17 PM IST
  • In what was a constantly shifting, roiling, furious battle, Ravi Dahiya, 23, exploded back from the brink of defeat to pin his opponent, Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sanayev, in the 57kg category Freestyle wrestling semi-final at the Tokyo Olympics.
Indian and Argentina players during their women's field hockey semifinal match(Twitter)
Indian and Argentina players during their women's field hockey semifinal match(Twitter)

Tokyo 2020: Indian women’s final hopes end, Britain for bronze clash

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 10:49 PM IST
The final few minutes were nerve-wracking, as India, in search of an equaliser, pushed world No. 2 Argentina deep into defence. At the hooter, the scoreline read 2-1.
On Thursday, Ravi Dahiya has a chance to script history. (Twitter)
On Thursday, Ravi Dahiya has a chance to script history. (Twitter)

Tokyo 2020: Dahiya brightest star from wrestling village

By Shalini Gupta, Sunil Rahar, Sonepat/chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 10:17 PM IST
  • On Wednesday, Ravi Dahiya became the first Indian since Kumar in London 2012 to make a wrestling final at the Olympics.
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IND vs ENG Highlights, 1st Test, Day 1(AP)
IND vs ENG Highlights, 1st Test, Day 1(AP)

IND vs ENG 1st Test Highlights: IND 21/0 at stumps on Day 1, trail by 162 runs

UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 11:18 PM IST
  • India vs England Highlights, 1st Test, Day 1: India posted 21/0 at stumps on Day 1 after bowling out England for 183 in their first innings on the opening day of the first Test against India at Trent Bridge.
Afif Hossain and Nurul Hasan walk past Australia's players after winning their match(REUTERS)
Afif Hossain and Nurul Hasan walk past Australia's players after winning their match(REUTERS)

Bangladesh beat Australia by 5 wickets to take 2-0 lead in T20 series

AP | , Dhaka, Bangladesh
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2021 01:10 AM IST
A 56-run partnership by Afif Hossain and Nurul Hasan for an undefeated sixth-wicket stand proved to be key as Australia was in a favorable position to level the series despite being restricted to 121-7.
VVS Laxman was one of the many surprised over the omission of R Ashwin. (Getty Images)
VVS Laxman was one of the many surprised over the omission of R Ashwin. (Getty Images)

'You can't keep him out of the XI': Laxman surprised over Ashwin's omission

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 08:18 PM IST
  • Former batsman VVS Laxman expressed surprise over India's decision to leave off-spinner R Ashwin out of the playing XI for the first Test against England.
Rishabh Pant talks Virat Kohli into taking a review. (Screengrab)
Rishabh Pant talks Virat Kohli into taking a review. (Screengrab)

Pant convinces Kohli to take DRS, India skipper relieved after getting it right

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 06:14 PM IST
  • Having lost a review early in the over, Virat Kohli was in two minds over taking another, but Rishabh Pant convinced the India captain to take it and the move worked.
England Skipper Joe Root along with India's Skipper Virat Kohli pose with the trophy ahead of 1st first test match between India and England, at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
England Skipper Joe Root along with India's Skipper Virat Kohli pose with the trophy ahead of 1st first test match between India and England, at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

'Agree with Dravid; this indeed is India's best chance of winning in England'

By Aditya Bhattacharya
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 12:53 PM IST
  • Many have agreed with Dravid's assertion of India being the favourites against England, including Sunil Gavaskar, Monty Panesar, Brad Hogg and even Michael Vaughan. And the latest to join the bandwagon is former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar.
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Filmmaker Onir’s upcoming films include We Are, a sequel to his film I Am.
Filmmaker Onir’s upcoming films include We Are, a sequel to his film I Am.

Onir: Box office has now been replaced with eyeballs

By Rishabh Suri
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 10:22 PM IST
Onir has always been vocal about the troubles a filmmaker has to face in Bollywood when they want to attempt a subject or style of filmmaking which isn’t commonplace
Sitarist Anoushka Shankar says she would love to see more women in music.
Sitarist Anoushka Shankar says she would love to see more women in music.

Anoushka Shankar bats for more women in music industry: Structural changes are needed to address this

By Juhi Chakraborty
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 10:18 PM IST
Gender equality has been a hot topic of conversation in the global music industry
Kajol, who turns a year older on August 5, says she enjoys celebrating her birthday.
Kajol, who turns a year older on August 5, says she enjoys celebrating her birthday.

Kajol: For the first time in two-and-a-half years, I was missing work

By Titas Chowdhury
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 10:11 PM IST
Actor Kajol, who was in Singapore for more than six months, admits she was “dying” to be back to Mumbai as her son was in the city.
Abhay Deol plays father to a teenage girl in Spin.
Abhay Deol plays father to a teenage girl in Spin.

Abhay Deol on playing father to a teenager girl in Disney's Spin

PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 10:04 PM IST
  • Abhay Deol shares his views on films that feature 50-year-old actor opposite a 20-year-old actress, and 'make them look like a couple'.
Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor used to regularly share photos of Misha and Zain on Instagram.
Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor used to regularly share photos of Misha and Zain on Instagram.

Mira Rajput shares a rare pic of Misha to show how she still love to hug her

PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 09:56 PM IST
Mira Rajput has stopped sharing pictures of her kids Misha and Zain on Instagram but on Wednesday, she made an exception.
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Here's why cancer survivors may experience ageing sooner

ANI | , Washington Dc
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 09:42 PM IST
Older individuals with a history of cancer experienced steeper declines in grip strength and gait speed compared with older adults with no history of cancer.
Anushka Sharma(Instagram)
Anushka Sharma(Instagram)

Anushka Sharma wears 11k pink hoodie seen on Justin Bieber in Yummy video

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Alfea Jamal, Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 09:41 PM IST
  • Anushka Sharma was wearing a hoodie from Drew House, the label by pop star Justin Bieber, and a similar hoodie was also seen worn by the singer in his video for Yummy. The brand is named Drew after Bieber's middle name, which is, you guessed it, Drew!
Representational image(Unsplash)
Representational image(Unsplash)

Work interruptions can lead to a greater sense of belonging. Here's why

ANI | , Cincinnati
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 09:18 PM IST
According to the study, while there were downsides to interruptions at work, like raising levels of stress and lowering people's energy, there was also an upside: Employees felt more like they "belonged" and that eventually led to higher job satisfaction.
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The image shows the feline that came inside the Yankee stadium.(YouTube/@MLB)
The image shows the feline that came inside the Yankee stadium.(YouTube/@MLB)

Cat interrupts baseball game at Yankee stadium. Watch hilarious clip

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 09:06 PM IST
What makes the video more interesting is the enthusiastic cheer from the crowd along with the sweet commentary. The commentators also pleaded to the audience to adopt the feline and give it a forever home.
The image shows the bear opening the car door.(Facebook/@Sierra County Sheriff's Office)
The image shows the bear opening the car door.(Facebook/@Sierra County Sheriff's Office)

Bear opens car door in California, takes a look inside. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 06:55 PM IST
  • The CCTV footage shows the bear walking towards the car and opening the unlocked back door of the car to search for something inside.
The image shows reporter Jakob Emerson with the car in the background.(Twitter/@BrianMFloyd)
The image shows reporter Jakob Emerson with the car in the background.(Twitter/@BrianMFloyd)

Car slides and sinks into a lake on live television. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 05:37 PM IST
A video of the incident is now being shared by many on social media.
People are sharing all sorts of comments under ‘Imagine studying’ trend.(Twitter)
People are sharing all sorts of comments under ‘Imagine studying’ trend.(Twitter)

Witty to sarcastic: Twitter’s ‘Imagine studying’ trend posts make people chuckle

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 05:03 PM IST
We have collected some of the funniest tweets people have shared under ‘Imagine studying’ trend for you to enjoy.
The image shows the little girl whose dad caught her stealing snacks.(Instagram/@snackbandits_dad)
The image shows the little girl whose dad caught her stealing snacks.(Instagram/@snackbandits_dad)

Dad catches daughter stealing snacks. Her reaction is absolutely hilarious

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 04:30 PM IST
The video is shared on the Instagram page named snackbandits_dad.
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ISRO's PSLV-C51 carrying Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on February 28. (ANI)
ISRO's PSLV-C51 carrying Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on February 28. (ANI)

Four ISRO launches over next 5 months; Gaganyaan delayed, Centre tells LS

UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2021 01:17 AM IST
The four upcoming launches include three using India’s workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLV), according to government’s reply in the Lok Sabha
Members of Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of Tuesday's night-time car bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 4. (REUTERS)
Members of Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of Tuesday's night-time car bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 4. (REUTERS)

India again kept out of extended troika meeting on Afghanistan convened by Russia

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2021 01:16 AM IST
The ‘extended troika’ meeting, to be held in Qatar on August 11, will be joined by special envoys from Russia, the US, China and Pakistan
Security personnel check the ID of a motorist ahead of the second anniversary of abrogation of Article 370, in Srinagar on Wednesday. (ANI)
Security personnel check the ID of a motorist ahead of the second anniversary of abrogation of Article 370, in Srinagar on Wednesday. (ANI)

2 years after abrogation of Art 370, louder calls for statehood

UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2021 01:15 AM IST
It is significant for Ladakh to have demanded restoration of statehood given its long quest for UT status that had finally materialised in 2019
A municipal worker attempts to unblock a sewer overflowing with human excreta in New Delhi on October 7, 2009. (HT file photo)
A municipal worker attempts to unblock a sewer overflowing with human excreta in New Delhi on October 7, 2009. (HT file photo)

No manual scavenging deaths, 941 died while cleaning sewers: Govt

UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2021 01:14 AM IST
Union social justice minister Virendra Kumar also told the Rajya Sabha that 58,098 manual scavengers were identified across the country in two separate surveys in 2013 and 2018
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Family members of Aman Nagsen who was found dead at Tianjin Foreign Studies University mourn in Gaya, India. (ANI)
Family members of Aman Nagsen who was found dead at Tianjin Foreign Studies University mourn in Gaya, India. (ANI)

Murder of Indian student in China: Talks on to get the body released

By Sutirtho Patranobis I Edited by Amit Chanda
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 11:09 PM IST
Aman Nagsen, who hailed from Bihar’s Gaya, was a student in the Tianjin Foreign Studies University. He was found dead on July 29.
The new vaccine rollout will include 1.4 million teenagers across the UK.(Bloomberg file photo)
The new vaccine rollout will include 1.4 million teenagers across the UK.(Bloomberg file photo)

UK to administer Covid-19 vaccines to healthy 16- and 17-year-olds

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 10:54 PM IST
The decision comes after the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) issued a recommendation that healthy teenagers aged 16 and 17 should be administered the first dose of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which has been approved by Britain’s medical regulator for use for anyone aged 12 and above.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, waves to villagers while visiting Galai village of Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (AP)
Chinese President Xi Jinping, waves to villagers while visiting Galai village of Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (AP)

China's high-speed train in Tibet carries out maiden military mission: Report

PTI | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 10:24 PM IST
The newly opened Lhasa-Nyingchi Railway carried new recruits of a combined arms brigade affiliated with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command to an exercise field at an elevation of 4,500 meters.
The four nations of the UK all accepted the change in advice for healthy 16 to 17-year-olds to be offered a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.(AFP / Representational Image)
The four nations of the UK all accepted the change in advice for healthy 16 to 17-year-olds to be offered a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.(AFP / Representational Image)

UK to rollout Covid-19 vaccines for adolescents aged 16, 17

AP |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 10:16 PM IST
  • Despite Wednesday’s change, the UK still lags many other European countries such as France and Germany, which are offering vaccines to children aged 12 and over.
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Tokyo Olympics Day 10 India Full Schedule
Tokyo Olympics Day 10 India Full Schedule

Tokyo Olympics Day 13 India Full Schedule: What is India's schedule today?

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2021 12:47 AM IST
Tokyo Olympics Day 13 Full Schedule: Here is a look at the sequence of all the events of India at the Olympics in Tokyo on Day 13.
Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain poses after her semifinal bout in the welterweight 64-69kg category at Tokyo Olympics 2020
Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain poses after her semifinal bout in the welterweight 64-69kg category at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Tokyo 2020: For Borgohain, bronze is small consolation for sacrifices

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 11:50 PM IST
It took a while for her to switch off from her bout against a powerful rival. Lovlina Borgohain received standing counts in the first and third rounds, lost a point for holding in the second, eventually losing 0-5.
Ravi Dahiya has a shot at giving India its first gold medal at Tokyo Olympics. (Reuters)
Ravi Dahiya has a shot at giving India its first gold medal at Tokyo Olympics. (Reuters)

Dahiya to grapple for gold

By Avishek Roy, Rudraneil Sengupta, Tokyo/new Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 11:17 PM IST
  • In what was a constantly shifting, roiling, furious battle, Ravi Dahiya, 23, exploded back from the brink of defeat to pin his opponent, Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sanayev, in the 57kg category Freestyle wrestling semi-final at the Tokyo Olympics.
Indian and Argentina players during their women's field hockey semifinal match(Twitter)
Indian and Argentina players during their women's field hockey semifinal match(Twitter)

Tokyo 2020: Indian women’s final hopes end, Britain for bronze clash

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 10:49 PM IST
The final few minutes were nerve-wracking, as India, in search of an equaliser, pushed world No. 2 Argentina deep into defence. At the hooter, the scoreline read 2-1.
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The finance minister said the legislation will help depositors in stressed banks like the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank. (Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
The finance minister said the legislation will help depositors in stressed banks like the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank. (Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

New legislation to bring relief to PMC bank account holders

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 10:06 PM IST
  • Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the legislation would bring relief to depositors of the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank and 23 other cooperative banks which are under stress.
Any reading above 50 indicates growth in service industries.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
Any reading above 50 indicates growth in service industries.(AFP file photo. Representative image)

Growth in US services sector hits record high in July

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 09:43 PM IST
The Institute for Supply Management reported Wednesday that its monthly survey of service industries rose to a reading of 64.1 in July, up from 60.1 in June. It was the fastest pace since this series began in 2008.
Sensex rises by 546 points in closing session; Nifty ends session at 16,258 points
Sensex rises by 546 points in closing session; Nifty ends session at 16,258 points

Sensex rises by 546 points in closing session; Nifty ends day at 16,258 points

PTI | , Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 04:50 PM IST
  • Sensex rises by 546 points in closing session; Nifty ends day at 16,258 points
Gold, Silver and other precious metal prices in India on Wednesday, Aug 04, 2021
Gold, Silver and other precious metal prices in India on Wednesday, Aug 04, 2021

Indian spot gold rate and silver price on Wednesday, Aug 04, 2021

By HT Analytics
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 10:02 AM IST
Here’s the latest update on spot gold prices, currency exchange rates and other precious metal rates in India as on Wednesday, Aug 04, 2021
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IDBI Bank Recruitment 2021:920 vacancies of the executive on offer, details here
IDBI Bank Recruitment 2021:920 vacancies of the executive on offer, details here

IDBI Recruitment 2021: Apply for 920 vacancies for executives

UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2021 12:54 AM IST
  • IDBI Bank Recruitment 2021: 920 vacancies of the executive on offer, check details
As no external examination was held for class 10th this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, a CET will be held on August 21 for students from all the boards for admission to the first year of junior college.(Bombay HC)
As no external examination was held for class 10th this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, a CET will be held on August 21 for students from all the boards for admission to the first year of junior college.(Bombay HC)

CBSE, ICSE can submit question banks for Class 11 entrance in state: Bombay HC

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PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2021 12:45 AM IST
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday said the ICSE, CBSE and IGCSE education boards can submit question banks to the Maharashtra state board so that it can set a single paper for a Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to Class 11.
WBPCS 2021 Prelims exam date released at wbpsc.gov.in,check details here(WBPSC)
WBPCS 2021 Prelims exam date released at wbpsc.gov.in,check details here(WBPSC)

WBPSC 2021 Prelims 2021 date out, admit cards to be available from August 6

PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 06:10 PM IST
  • WBPCS 2021 Prelims date released at wbpsc.gov.in, check details here
WBJEE 2021: OMR Sheet and Candidates Response released at https://wbjeeb.nic.in/(HT file)
WBJEE 2021: OMR Sheet and Candidates Response released at https://wbjeeb.nic.in/(HT file)

WBJEE 2021: OMR sheet and candidates response released at wbjeeb.nic.in

UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 05:57 PM IST
  • WBJEE 2021: OMR Sheet and Candidates Response released at wbjeeb.nic.in
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A protest against the alleged rape and murder of a minor girl in the national capital, at Jantar Mantar, on Wednesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
A protest against the alleged rape and murder of a minor girl in the national capital, at Jantar Mantar, on Wednesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

‘They asked us to go home and sleep and not mourn the death’

By Shiv Sunny and Dhrubo Jyoti
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2021 12:21 AM IST
She was the only child of the couple, who belong to the impoverished Valmiki caste and made their living by picking off scraps and rags and begging near a local Muslim shrine. Stories of rape and molestation from across the city often echoed in the neighbourhood, spooking the mother who refused to let her daughter out of sight.
Delhi Dalit girl’s rape-murder: Calls for justice mount
Delhi Dalit girl’s rape-murder: Calls for justice mount

Delhi Dalit girl’s rape-murder: Calls for justice mount

By Abhishek Dey
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2021 12:02 AM IST
New Delhi: Mounting protests over the alleged rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in southwest Delhi took a political turn on Wednesday as Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited the victim’s family and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accused the Opposition of politicising the tragedy
The last date for submitting applications is August 31. The college will not conduct any entrance tests and all the interviews will be held online. (Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)
The last date for submitting applications is August 31. The college will not conduct any entrance tests and all the interviews will be held online. (Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)

St Stephen’s College admission process begins today, no entrance test this year as well

By Fareeha Iftikhar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 11:58 PM IST
In view of the pandemic, the college last year decided to do away with the test and conduct interviews online and give the entire 15 marks on the basis of the interview alone, a process which will be repeated this year as well.
70,000 seats are available for undergraduate courses in over 63 colleges of Delhi University. Interested candidates can apply till August 31. (Amal KS/HT Archive)
70,000 seats are available for undergraduate courses in over 63 colleges of Delhi University. Interested candidates can apply till August 31. (Amal KS/HT Archive)

Rush for DU: Over 98,000 register for 70,000 seats within two days of portal launch

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 11:52 PM IST
Admissions to all undergraduate courses, barring 15, are conducted on the basis of merit and scores of the previous qualifying examination. Admissions to postgraduate, MPhil and PhD programmes, and the 15 undergraduate courses, are done through DU entrance tests
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The flooded areas in Konkan (Hindustan Times)
The flooded areas in Konkan (Hindustan Times)

Maharashtra: Raigad police support colleagues in rebuilding homes lost to floods

By Raina Shine, Navi Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2021 12:58 AM IST
The Mahad floods that wreaked havoc to thousands also affected 30 police officials and employees of Raigad police.
On May 5, the five-judge bench of the SC struck down the 12% and 13% reservation given to Maratha community in education and jobs under the SEBC Act, 2018. (PTI)
On May 5, the five-judge bench of the SC struck down the 12% and 13% reservation given to Maratha community in education and jobs under the SEBC Act, 2018. (PTI)

Reservation: Modi-led Centre trying to politicise quota issue, says Maharashtra government

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2021 12:54 AM IST
The Maharashtra government on Wednesday termed the Central government’s plan to bring in an amendment clarifying that the power to give reservation to the socially and educationally backward classes is with the states “an attempt to politicise the issue”
The Maharashtra government is viewing this as Raj Bhavan’s backdown after Maharashtra chief secretary’s visit to the Governor’s House.
The Maharashtra government is viewing this as Raj Bhavan’s backdown after Maharashtra chief secretary’s visit to the Governor’s House.

Maharashtra: MVA angry, governor Koshyari “partially changes” three-district visit plan

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2021 12:50 AM IST
Sena’s Raut attacked Koshyari saying that governor administered oath to the government and therefore he “must not block it for political gains
Dr Shashank Joshi, member, Maharashtra Covid-19 Task Force.
Dr Shashank Joshi, member, Maharashtra Covid-19 Task Force.

Can’t open up trains for all as 1/3rd of citizens still susceptible to Covid-19, says Maharashtra’s task force member

By Jyoti Shelar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2021 12:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times spoke to task force member Dr Shashank Joshi on the rationale behind their recommendations
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Divyanka Tripathi has spoken about being trolled for Sourabh Raaj Jain's eviction from Khatron Ke Khiladi 11.
Divyanka Tripathi has spoken about being trolled for Sourabh Raaj Jain's eviction from Khatron Ke Khiladi 11.

Divyanka Tripathi on being trolled for Sourabh Raaj Jain's eviction from KKK11

PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 09:50 PM IST
  • Divyanka Tripathi has talked about being trolled for her comments on Sourabh Raaj Jain's eviction from Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 and more.
Nidhi Bhanushali's new photo shows her in a very different avatar.
Nidhi Bhanushali's new photo shows her in a very different avatar.

Nidhi Bhanushali's new photo leaves Taarak Mehta fans surprised

PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 09:04 PM IST
Nidhi Bhanushali shared a new picture of herself on Instagram and her fans were left impressed. Many even blamed Tapu from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah for her transformation.
Shakti Mohan and Mukti Mohan are well known as dancers on television.
Shakti Mohan and Mukti Mohan are well known as dancers on television.

Sisters Shakti Mohan and Mukti Mohan dance on Maldives beach, watch

UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 06:16 PM IST
  • Dancer and choreographer Shakti Mohan took to Instagram to share a fun video. In it, her sister Mukti Mohan and she are dancing on a Maldives beach. Watch.
Anushka Sen is known for her role in Baalveer.
Anushka Sen is known for her role in Baalveer.

Rahul Vaidya wishes his Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 co-star Anushka Sen, see here

PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 04:14 PM IST
  • Actor Anushka Sen, who is one of the contestants on Khatron Ke Khiladi 11, turned 19 on Wednesday. Wishing her was Rahul Vaidya.
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Representational image. (AFP) Exclusive
Representational image. (AFP)

In India, bridging the gap between home learning and school learning

By Azeez Gupta and Utsav Kheria
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 07:21 PM IST
The challenge is to avoid complacency and ensure that we continue to leverage these insights and foster school-home connections even after schools restart. Parental efforts need to complement school-based learning with home learning
The evolution (or should one say mutation) of India’s telecom policy through the years has lessons for everybody — policymakers, bankers, analysts, the companies themselves, and even the courts (Shutterstock) Exclusive
The evolution (or should one say mutation) of India’s telecom policy through the years has lessons for everybody — policymakers, bankers, analysts, the companies themselves, and even the courts (Shutterstock)

The twists and turns in India’s telecom policy

By R Sukumar
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 07:07 PM IST
The Vodafone crisis is a reflection of the arbitrariness in policymaking. Its collapse will lead to a duopoly, an undesirable outcome
Pakistan’s preference in successive wars has been the use of force, not a plebiscite. (PTI) Exclusive
Pakistan’s preference in successive wars has been the use of force, not a plebiscite. (PTI)

Pakistan, not India, rejected plebiscite in Kashmir

By DP Srivastava
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 07:05 PM IST
Pakistan consistently raises the demand for a plebiscite in J&K, but has always rejected it whenever a specific proposal has been presented
A mass of ice breaking away from the Apusiajik glacier, near Kulusuk (aslo spelled Qulusuk), a settlement in Sermersooq on the southeastern shore of Greenland. The Arctic has warmed three times more quickly than the planet as a whole, and faster than previously thought. (AFP) Exclusive
A mass of ice breaking away from the Apusiajik glacier, near Kulusuk (aslo spelled Qulusuk), a settlement in Sermersooq on the southeastern shore of Greenland. The Arctic has warmed three times more quickly than the planet as a whole, and faster than previously thought. (AFP)

Scientifically Speaking | Will the next killer disease originate in the Arctic?

By Anirban Mahapatra
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2021 01:05 PM IST
Scientists are concerned about the rise of viruses and bacteria from thawing permafrost and ice. In the summer of 2016, there was an outbreak of anthrax in a remote part of Siberia. Dozens of people were infected, and a young boy was killed
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Aunties are critical and tend to police the young, but they also build worlds that stay hidden from the patriarchal gaze. They find collective joy amid the crush of domesticity, and can become refuges of kindness and protection, Khubchandani says. (Steven Gabriel) Exclusive
Aunties are critical and tend to police the young, but they also build worlds that stay hidden from the patriarchal gaze. They find collective joy amid the crush of domesticity, and can become refuges of kindness and protection, Khubchandani says. (Steven Gabriel)

Haven’t you heard? Aunty tales from around the world

UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 07:49 PM IST
In Critical Aunty Studies, a project by researcher and artist Kareem Khubchandani, the figure of the Aunty is explored through diverse strands drawn from India, Africa, the Caribbean and beyond. Aunties make their presence felt, and while this can be annoying, it can also be especially powerful, Khubchandani says.
Behind Sarandos’s affable persona is an astute mind that fostered early successes such as House of Cards (2013), the cult hit Bojack Horseman (2014) and last year’s Bridgerton. Exclusive
Behind Sarandos’s affable persona is an astute mind that fostered early successes such as House of Cards (2013), the cult hit Bojack Horseman (2014) and last year’s Bridgerton.

A man for all seasons: Anupama Chopra on Netflix’s Ted Sarandos

UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2021 03:22 PM IST
The streaming giant’s co-CEO has been using charm, drive, a massive budget and his discerning eye to showcase voices from around the world. Notes from a recent conversation.
 (HT Illustration: Jayachandran) Exclusive
(HT Illustration: Jayachandran)

Inside the habit economy, an industry built around the promise of a better you

By Cherylann Mollan
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 07:22 PM IST
Personal flaws and goals are being outsourced to apps, kits, coaches and online bootcamps. A look at the smallest unit of behavioural change, and the industry that’s grown up around it.
In Bitcoin Billionaire, players start out with almost nothing: a rundown workstation, bulky computer, a desk with one missing leg. They tap to ‘mine bitcoin’, buy assets, hire, renovate. Exclusive
In Bitcoin Billionaire, players start out with almost nothing: a rundown workstation, bulky computer, a desk with one missing leg. They tap to ‘mine bitcoin’, buy assets, hire, renovate.

The rise and rise of the idle-tap game

By Vanessa Viegas
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2021 08:31 PM IST
Their main attraction is their simplicity. All the player must do is tap, to accrue baked goods, currency, assets. Some players keep tapping for hours, while talking, reading, watching TV.
Photographer Dhritiman Mukherjee descends into an ice hole in the frozen-over Lake Baikal in Siberia. Mukherjee has been cold-water diving for five years and one of his main concerns returning to places where permanent ice structures dominate the landscape, is witnessing their depletion, he says. (Dhritiman Mukherjee) Exclusive
Photographer Dhritiman Mukherjee descends into an ice hole in the frozen-over Lake Baikal in Siberia. Mukherjee has been cold-water diving for five years and one of his main concerns returning to places where permanent ice structures dominate the landscape, is witnessing their depletion, he says. (Dhritiman Mukherjee)

Life on the edge: Snapshots from some of Earth’s most extreme environments

By Natasha Rego
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2021 12:15 PM IST
From the Thar Desert to the poles and ice-covered oceans, see images from photographers and filmmakers tracking the impact of the climate crisis in some of the world’s most remote locations.
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पूरे देश में 'तिरंगा रैली' निकालेंगे किसान, 15 अगस्त को 'किसान-मजदूर आजादी संग्राम दिवस' मनाने का ऐलान
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पूरे देश में 'तिरंगा रैली' निकालेंगे किसान, 15 अगस्त को 'किसान-मजदूर आजादी संग्राम दिवस' मनाने का ऐलान

By Deepak
PUBLISHED ON 5 Aug, 2021 12:16 AM IST
  • पूरे देश में 'तिरंगा रैली' निकालेंगे किसान, 15 अगस्त को 'किसान-मजदूर आजादी संग्राम दिवस' मनाने का ऐलान
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Ex-SC judge Arun Mishra’s old phone number in Pegasus snoop list
On Thursday, the Supreme Court will consider a bunch of petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into alleged surveillance of citizens.

Ex-SC judge Arun Mishra’s old phone number in Pegasus snoop list

By Deepak Upadhyay
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2021 12:28 AM IST
  • Ex-SC judge Arun Mishra’s old phone number in Pegasus snoop list
Odisha: Complete lockdown again if Covid rules flouted amid third wave fears, says CM
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik. (File photo)
Govt, World Bank ink $250 mn loan pact to improve dam infrastructure
The Second Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP-2) will strengthen dam safety.
Govt to collect sewage samples to ascertain Covid circulation intensity, detect new variants
The road caved in at Lokmanya Nagar due to a sewage pipeline underneath it, in Thane, Mumbai.
Indian firms supplied defence equipment worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2.02 lakh cr since 2018-19: Govt tells Lok Sabha
In the last couple of years, the government has unveiled a series of reform measures and initiatives to make India a hub of defence manufacturing.
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