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Air quality on Sunday evening deteriorated and reached the "severe" zone according to CPCB, but improvement started early Monday as wind direction changed to northwesterly.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Air quality on Sunday evening deteriorated and reached the "severe" zone according to CPCB, but improvement started early Monday as wind direction changed to northwesterly.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Chill to replace warm, windy days in Delhi from Sunday, air remains ‘poor’

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:08 AM IST
On Thursday, the minimum temperature recorded at the Safdarjung weather station, which is considered the official marker for the city, was 7.4 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature was 22.8 degrees Celsius, which was a notch above what is considered to be the season’s normal.
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The RJD chief has been at the RIMS since December 2018 for kidney-related ailments.(PTI)
The RJD chief has been at the RIMS since December 2018 for kidney-related ailments.(PTI)

Lalu Prasad under observation at RIMS after contracting pneumonia

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:41 AM IST
  • RIMS Director Dr Kameshwar Prasad said it seems to be a case of acute pneumonia and he has been put under round-the-clock observation.
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Two Indian flights carried two million doses of Covishield to Dhaka and one million doses to Kathmandu on Thursday. (MEA)
Two Indian flights carried two million doses of Covishield to Dhaka and one million doses to Kathmandu on Thursday. (MEA)

India sends 3 mn vaccine doses to neighbours, Pak gets some from China

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:54 AM IST
  • Seven countries – Bhutan, the Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Seychelles, Myanmar and Mauritius – are part of India’s initial rollout of vaccines as grant assistance. There are also plans to supply doses to Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.
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VK Sasikala was tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday(PTI FILE PHOTO)
VK Sasikala was tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Expelled AIADMK leader Sasikala tests positive for Covid-19, shifted to ICU

Written by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 10:31 PM IST
"She tested positive for Covid-19 but there are no other complications and her oxygen saturation is around 98 per cent," said Dr K Ramesh Krishna, medical superintendent at Victoria Hospital.
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Priyanka Chopra, Adarsh Gourav and Rajkummar Rao in a still from 'The White Tiger'. (SOURCED).
Priyanka Chopra, Adarsh Gourav and Rajkummar Rao in a still from 'The White Tiger'. (SOURCED).

Delhi HC refuses to stay Netflix premiere of ‘The White Tiger’

By Richa banka
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:43 PM IST
  • Hours before the release of the movie based on the Booker Prize winning novel of the same name written by Aravind Adiga, the court dismissed an urgent plea to injunct the makers and Netflix from premiering the movie.
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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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Kajol opens up on her parents' separation when she was four-and-a-half years old

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:13 PM IST
Kajol said that despite her parents parting ways when she was little, she had a great childhood. However, she acknowledged that things could have gone 'very wrong'.
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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, 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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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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Rakhi Sawant and Rubina Dilaik have been good friends for a few days now.(Colors)
Rakhi Sawant and Rubina Dilaik have been good friends for a few days now.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 107: Rakhi fights with Rubina over coffee, says 'I can also win

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:24 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14 written update day 107: Rakhi Sawant has been supporting Rubina Dilaik and her husband Abhinav Shukla for a few days now.
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Eijaz Khan and Pavitra Punia fell in love during Bigg Boss 14.
Eijaz Khan and Pavitra Punia fell in love during Bigg Boss 14.

Eijaz says he met Pavitra's brother to assure him of 'noble' intentions with her

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:17 PM IST
  • Eijaz Khan said that he and Pavitra Punia are serious about each other. He added that their families are also involved in their relationship.
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Suhana Khan has shared a new social media post.
Suhana Khan has shared a new social media post.

Suhana Khan shows off her jewellery collection in blingy new pic, see here

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:35 PM IST
  • Shah Rukh Khan's daughter, Suhana Khan, has shared a new picture on Instagram Stories, showing off her necklace collection.
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Sushant Singh Rajput's niece Mallika Singh shared precious memories with him.
Sushant Singh Rajput's niece Mallika Singh shared precious memories with him.

Sushant’s niece shares unseen photos from family album on his birth anniversary

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:12 PM IST
  • Sushant Singh Rajput's niece, Mallika Singh, shared precious memories with him on his birth anniversary. She said that she misses him ‘more than (he) can ever imagine’.
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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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Robin Uthappa plays a pull. (IPL)

IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals trade Robin Uthappa to Chennai Super Kings

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:51 PM IST
  • IPL 2021: Robin Uthappa was brought by the Royals ahead of the IPL 2020, but the batsman had a very indifferent season, scoring 196 runs from 12 matches.
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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
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:42 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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The image was shared on official Instagram account for NASA's Hubble Telescope.(Instagram/@nasahubble)

NASA shares pics of Jupiter’s northern and southern auroras. Seen them yet?

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:55 AM IST
“So wild to see auroras on other planets!” wrote an Instagram user while commenting on the post.
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Devoted dog Boncuk waits at the entrance of a medical care facility.(AP)
Devoted dog Boncuk waits at the entrance of a medical care facility.(AP)

Dog spends days outside hospital waiting for her human in Turkey

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:22 PM IST
The pet, Boncuk (Bon-DJUK), which means bead, followed the ambulance that transported her owner, Cemal Senturk, to a hospital.
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The image shows the duo in question.(Twitter/@SheldrickTrust)

Video of oryx hanging out with its ostrich buddy may make you miss your BFF

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 10:03 PM IST
Sheldrick Wildlife took to Twitter to share the adorable video.
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The image shows the newly inaugurated library.(Twitter/@ANI)

Street library opened at Embassy of India, Antananarivo to spread joy of reading

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:18 PM IST
The street library houses a large variety of Indian books like biographies, history books, literary fiction and nonfiction books.
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The image shows Leela running around the White House.(Instagram/@meena)
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 web series Mirzapur was launched in 2018 by Excel Entertainment and due to its successful run, the second edition of the web series was launched in October 2020. (HT FILE PHOTO).
The web series Mirzapur was launched in 2018 by Excel Entertainment and due to its successful run, the second edition of the web series was launched in October 2020. (HT FILE PHOTO).

SC notice on plea to ban Mirzapur web series, set up pre-screening body for OTT

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:27 AM IST
  • The petition demanded an immediate ban on further screening of the web series and sought directions from the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to set up a pre-screening committee for censoring content of similar web series, movies or other programmes release on OTT platforms.
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Covid-19 vaccines being unloaded from a flight at the Dehradun airport. (HT PHOTO).
Covid-19 vaccines being unloaded from a flight at the Dehradun airport. (HT PHOTO).

Double temperature checks, regular monitoring keep vaccines safe in Uttarakhand

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:18 AM IST
  • Uttarakhand at present has over 92,000 doses of Covishield vaccine, after a second consignment was received by the state on Wednesday afternoon. The state received the first consignment of 1.13 lakh vaccines on January 13.
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Issuing a notice on Shinde’s petition, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde asked the MCGM and its Mayor to respond whether the power to have a Leader of Opposition for the House could be exercised only once during the term of the House. (HT FILE PHOTO).
Issuing a notice on Shinde’s petition, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde asked the MCGM and its Mayor to respond whether the power to have a Leader of Opposition for the House could be exercised only once during the term of the House. (HT FILE PHOTO).

SC issues notice on BJP leader's plea, wants Mumbai mayor's response in 15 days

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:57 AM IST
  • The plea before the court was made by BJP councillor Prabhakar Tukaram Shinde, who is currently the Group Leader of the BJP in MCGM.
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BJP president JP Nadda will visit Chinhat in Uttar Pradesh on Friday to hold a meeting with the workers of the rural areas. (ANI PHOTO).
BJP president JP Nadda will visit Chinhat in Uttar Pradesh on Friday to hold a meeting with the workers of the rural areas. (ANI PHOTO).

Nadda meets UP ministers, asks them to prep for 2022 assembly polls

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:34 AM IST
  • BJP state unit general secretary Ashwani Tyagi said the party’s national chief reviewed the working of the ministers. He applauded the state government and CM Yogi Adityanath for providing momentum to development work amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Chairman Anit Thapa during a rally at Sukna in Siliguri in December 2020.(PTI)
Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Chairman Anit Thapa during a rally at Sukna in Siliguri in December 2020.(PTI)

Citizenship row hits GTA chairman Anit Thapa after Nepalese portal’s claim

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:14 AM IST
  • Anit Thapa refuted the portal's claim and claimed it was a conspiracy.
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Biden, who indicated during the campaign that he favored extending New START, is not proposing any alterations, the U.S. official said.(Bloomberg)
Biden, who indicated during the campaign that he favored extending New START, is not proposing any alterations, the U.S. official said.(Bloomberg)

US Prez Joe Biden proposing 5-year extension of nuke treaty: Report

AP, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:55 PM IST
Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan planned to convey the extension proposal to Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, on Thursday afternoon, said one official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a matter not yet publicly announced by the administration.
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The ECDC also urged members to monitor changes in transmission rates or infection severity to identify and assess the circulation and impact of variants, and also to prepare laboratories for increased testing.(AFP)
The ECDC also urged members to monitor changes in transmission rates or infection severity to identify and assess the circulation and impact of variants, and also to prepare laboratories for increased testing.(AFP)

EU agency urges preparation of stronger measures over coronavirus variants

AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:36 PM IST
The European Centre Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in a new report that countries in the EU and European Economic Area "should expect increased numbers of Covid-19 cases due to the gradual spread and possible dominance of the variants with increased transmissibility."
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The fire broke out in the afternoon on the second floor of the two-storey building.(REUTERS)
The fire broke out in the afternoon on the second floor of the two-storey building.(REUTERS)

At least 15 killed, 11 injured in nursing home fire in Ukraine

Reuters, Kyiv
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:01 PM IST
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the interior minister to open and take charge of an inquiry into the incident.
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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, DC on January 15, 2021. (REUTERS)
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, DC on January 15, 2021. (REUTERS)

Senate to get Donald Trump's impeachment trial soon: Nancy Pelosi

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 10:59 PM IST
The House impeachment managers -- the prosecutors who will present the case against Trump -- are in contact with the Senate about the timing, Pelosi said at a news conference Thursday.
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The poll for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung was carried out online in December, after Biden’s election victory had become clear, according to Ray. YouGov surveyed roughly 1,000 respondents from each of the 12 countries, with results weighted for variables such as respondents’ ages, gender, education and religion.(AP)
The poll for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung was carried out online in December, after Biden’s election victory had become clear, according to Ray. YouGov surveyed roughly 1,000 respondents from each of the 12 countries, with results weighted for variables such as respondents’ ages, gender, education and religion.(AP)

World has faith in Joe Biden, but not in the US: Survey

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 10:39 PM IST
Even in countries Trump courted heavily while in office –- such as India and Brazil -– Biden was seen as a welcome change. Only in Russia did more respondents disapprove of the change of guard in Washington.
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Narsingh Yadav is eyeing a Tokyo Olympic berth. (Narsingh Yadav/Instagram)
Narsingh Yadav is eyeing a Tokyo Olympic berth. (Narsingh Yadav/Instagram)

Focus on Narsingh Yadav at freestyle wrestling national championships

By Avishek Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:55 PM IST
  • With big names missing, the focus will be on Narsingh Yadav, who is making a return after serving a four-year doping ban.
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Sergio Aguero reacts. (Getty Images)

Man City striker Sergio Aguero tests positive for Covid-19

AP, Manchester, England
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:30 PM IST
  • Sergio Aguero had already been self-isolating after being identified as a close contact of someone infected.
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Ronaldo scored his 760th career goal in Juve’s 2-0 Italian Supercup win over Napoli. (Getty Images)
Ronaldo scored his 760th career goal in Juve’s 2-0 Italian Supercup win over Napoli. (Getty Images)

Ronaldo yet to break all-time scoring record, Czech FA claims

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:18 PM IST
  • The Czech Football Association has disputed claims that Cristiano Ronaldo broke the all-time goal-scoring record, insisting he needs another 62 to surpass Josef Bican’s tally.
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File image of IOC president Thomas Bach. (Getty Images)

IOC chief Bach says 'no Plan B' for Tokyo Games

Reuters, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 10:09 PM IST
  • Thomas Bach reaffirmed his commitment to holding the Tokyo Olympics later this year.
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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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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman, Jamie Davies, said the Foreign Office was in talks with the EU about “the long-term arrangements for the EU delegation in the U.K.”(REUTERS)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman, Jamie Davies, said the Foreign Office was in talks with the EU about “the long-term arrangements for the EU delegation in the U.K.”(REUTERS)

UK, EU in spat over diplomatic status of bloc's ambassador

AP, London
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:22 PM IST
Joao Vale de Almeida is the 27-nation EU’s envoy to the U.K., which left the bloc last year. The EU says he should be given the same status as a national ambassador, like the rest of the bloc's 143 envoys around the world.
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The RBI, however, said the views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the central bank.(Mint file photo)
The RBI, however, said the views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the central bank.(Mint file photo)

India within striking distance of attaining positive growth, says RBI

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:25 PM IST
The economy contracted by a massive 23.9 per cent in the first quarter and 7.5 per cent in the second quarter on account of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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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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West Bengal Police recruitment board has declared the final writen examination result of exam for recruitment to the post of constable in West Bengal police 2019.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
West Bengal Police recruitment board has declared the final writen examination result of exam for recruitment to the post of constable in West Bengal police 2019.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

HTET Result 2020: HBSE declares Haryana TET result, here's how to check

Edited by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:17 PM IST
  • HTET Result 2020: Board of Secondary Education Haryana (BSEB) on Thursday declared the results of Haryana Teachers Eligibility Test (HTET 2020) on its official website -haryanatet.in
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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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The second group set to be inoculated are front line workers – which includes the police, sanitation workers, fire officials, teachers, and staff in departments which were engaged in Covid-19 management.(HT file photo)
The second group set to be inoculated are front line workers – which includes the police, sanitation workers, fire officials, teachers, and staff in departments which were engaged in Covid-19 management.(HT file photo)

Govt will lean on its socio-economic survey to find people with comorbidities

By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:37 AM IST
The first phase of the vaccination drive – meant for health workers—is currently underway in the city. Delhi has around 300,000 health care workers of whom 240,000 have registered for the vaccine shots.
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At least 22 of the 24 adverse reactions reported were minor, whereas two people needed hospitalisation. Both the people to be hospitalised had received Covaxin shots, as per data seen by HT.(HT Photo)
At least 22 of the 24 adverse reactions reported were minor, whereas two people needed hospitalisation. Both the people to be hospitalised had received Covaxin shots, as per data seen by HT.(HT Photo)

Delhi: 24 adverse reactions reported on Day 4, two require hospitalisation

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:56 AM IST
On Thursday, Delhi had witnessed its highest number of vaccinations ever since the drive started on January 16 with 73.36% or 5,942 health care workers getting inoculated.
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Of Delhi’s 11 districts, the highest turnout on Thursday (91.5%) was in north-east Delhi, where 183 out of 200 targeted beneficiaries were vaccinated, followed by south-east (90.88%), where 727 of 800 were given jabs.(ANI)
Of Delhi’s 11 districts, the highest turnout on Thursday (91.5%) was in north-east Delhi, where 183 out of 200 targeted beneficiaries were vaccinated, followed by south-east (90.88%), where 727 of 800 were given jabs.(ANI)

Coronavirus vaccination turnout in Delhi leaps to 73%

By Anonna Dutt, Abhishek Dey, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:50 AM IST
Officials said the 73.36% turnout, a nearly 25 percentage point increase from Wednesday was due largely to the government’s Co-WIN platform being tweaked to allow out-of-turn jabs for registered beneficiaries.
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In an air review meeting conducted on December 22, the commission reviewed the progress of switching over of industries operating in Delhi to PNG.(Harikrishna Katragadda/ MINT. Representative image)
In an air review meeting conducted on December 22, the commission reviewed the progress of switching over of industries operating in Delhi to PNG.(Harikrishna Katragadda/ MINT. Representative image)

All polluting industries in Delhi will likely switch to PNG by month-end: Report

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:35 AM IST
In the latest report, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) said out of the total 1,644 polluting industries identified in the national capital, 1,624 have converted to PNG, as on Thursday.
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MCD doctors and other staff during a protest at Civic center, in New Delhi .(ANI file photo)
MCD doctors and other staff during a protest at Civic center, in New Delhi .(ANI file photo)

Delhi HC broadside on politics in hearing on civic body funds

By Richa banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:26 AM IST
While directing the Delhi government to disburse to MCDs the money which was deducted against recovery of previous loans by the government to the civic bodies, the court said that the non-payment of salaries is a result of a “political slugfest.”
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The Bombay high court had sought to know why ED could not desist from taking action against Khadse for a few days as he had already appeared before ED concerning the case. (HT FILE)
The Bombay high court had sought to know why ED could not desist from taking action against Khadse for a few days as he had already appeared before ED concerning the case. (HT FILE)

Bhosari land deal: No coercive action against NCP leader Eknath Khadse till Monday, says ED

By K A Y Dodhiya
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:48 AM IST
The controversy pertains to the purchase of a plot in Bhosari, near Pune, by Khadse’s kin for 3.75 crore, against the prevalent market rate of 30 crore
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Jayant Patil, however, said Sharad Pawar’s word would be the final one on the issue. (HT FILE)
Jayant Patil, however, said Sharad Pawar’s word would be the final one on the issue. (HT FILE)

Would like to be Maharashtra CM someday: State NCP chief and minister Jayant Patil

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:44 AM IST
Patil’s statement assumes significance as deputy CM and Pawar’s nephew Ajit Pawar is believed to be holding the second position in NCP after party chief
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The CM meets MPs of both the Houses of the Parliament before the parliamentary sessions to take up issues of the state.
The CM meets MPs of both the Houses of the Parliament before the parliamentary sessions to take up issues of the state.

Go beyond party lines, meet PM on Maratha quota, Belgaum issue and GST dues: Maharashtra CM to state MPs

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:53 AM IST
Thackeray said that he has plans to form committees of MPs for better coordination between the state and the Centre
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A healthcare worker collects the swab sample of a passenger at Dadar station on Thursday. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A healthcare worker collects the swab sample of a passenger at Dadar station on Thursday. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Wednesday’s active Covid-19 case count was Mumbai’s lowest in 7 months

By Eeshanpriya MS
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:30 AM IST
As per data from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), none of the 24 administrative wards in the city has over 500 active cases
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A healthcare worker collects the swab sample of a passenger at Dadar station on Thursday. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A healthcare worker collects the swab sample of a passenger at Dadar station on Thursday. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Tribal tehsil has higher Covid-19 positivity rate than Maharashtra

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:25 AM IST
The failure of the administration to monitor and trace the contacts is to blame for the spread of the virus in around 13-14 villages in the district, according to health department officials
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Kamala Harris at the US president inauguration ceremony in a deeply symbolic purple ensemble by designers Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson. (Photo: Agencies)
Kamala Harris at the US president inauguration ceremony in a deeply symbolic purple ensemble by designers Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson. (Photo: Agencies)

Style File: US President inauguration signals inclusivity

By Manish Mishra
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:45 AM IST
It’s hard to overlook the degree of symbolism in Kamala Harris’ sartorial pick to the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Joe Biden
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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris walks the abbreviated parade route after U.S. President Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden became the 46th president of the United States earlier today during the ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.(AFP)
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris walks the abbreviated parade route after U.S. President Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden became the 46th president of the United States earlier today during the ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.(AFP)

Pearls, purple and American designers mark a new U.S. administration

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:05 AM IST
Kamala Harris, the first woman, the first Black person and the first Asian American to hold the office, chose Black designers for the historic moment.
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U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden stand for the national anthem sung by Patti LaBelle as they participate remotely in a virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service from the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2021.(Reuters)
U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden stand for the national anthem sung by Patti LaBelle as they participate remotely in a virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service from the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2021.(Reuters)

Joe Biden inauguration ceremony: Celebrities amp up their fashion game

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:22 PM IST
The swearing-in of Joe Biden as the new President of the United States of America took place on Wednesday.
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Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th century “Salvator Mundi” painting of Jesus Christ(Wikipedia)
Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th century “Salvator Mundi” painting of Jesus Christ(Wikipedia)

Italian police find stolen copy of Leonardo 'Salvator Mundi'

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 10:54 PM IST
Italian police have recovered a 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th century “Salvator Mundi” painting of Jesus Christ that was stolen from a Naples church during the pandemic without the priests even realizing it was gone.
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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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Rakhi Sawant and Rubina Dilaik have been good friends for a few days now.(Colors)
Rakhi Sawant and Rubina Dilaik have been good friends for a few days now.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 107: Rakhi fights with Rubina over coffee, says 'I can also win

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:24 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14 written update day 107: Rakhi Sawant has been supporting Rubina Dilaik and her husband Abhinav Shukla for a few days now.
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Eijaz Khan and Pavitra Punia fell in love during Bigg Boss 14.
Eijaz Khan and Pavitra Punia fell in love during Bigg Boss 14.

Eijaz says he met Pavitra's brother to assure him of 'noble' intentions with her

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:17 PM IST
  • Eijaz Khan said that he and Pavitra Punia are serious about each other. He added that their families are also involved in their relationship.
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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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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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