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Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi is widely preferred within the party to replace Sonia Gandhi as efforts to pick a non-Gandhi party president have not succeeded in the past two years ago.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi is widely preferred within the party to replace Sonia Gandhi as efforts to pick a non-Gandhi party president have not succeeded in the past two years ago.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Congress Working Committee meet on Jan 22 with eye on party polls

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:32 AM IST
“It will be a meeting of the full CWC,” a senior Congress leader said on condition of anonymity. The meet will include 19 members, 26 permanent invitees and nine special invitees other than the Congress president.
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A medical worker (R) inoculates a medical staff with a Covid-19 Coronavirus vaccine at the Manipal Hospital, in New Delhi on January 19, 2021.(AP)
A medical worker (R) inoculates a medical staff with a Covid-19 Coronavirus vaccine at the Manipal Hospital, in New Delhi on January 19, 2021.(AP)

Covid-19 vaccine doses wasted in more states over hesitancy

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi/patna/chennai/rohtak
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:07 AM IST
India’s start to the Covid-19 vaccination programme has been one of the strongest in the world, reaching more people on its first day than any other country.
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MSMEs employ about 110 million workers and contribute to about 40% of exports (MSME census, 2006-07), and have a huge role to play in creating quality jobs, improving export competitiveness, and increasing aggregate productivity.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo. Representative image)
MSMEs employ about 110 million workers and contribute to about 40% of exports (MSME census, 2006-07), and have a huge role to play in creating quality jobs, improving export competitiveness, and increasing aggregate productivity.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo. Representative image)

Need focus on removing obstacles to ‘good’ jobs

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:25 AM IST
As businesses struggled to stay afloat, the government announced a number of measures targeted towards the so-called Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Many of these measures, part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package, are aimed at easing financial constraints faced by businesses.
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Researchers also say that the evolution of Sars-Cov-2 at present does not pose a major risk since the changes seen even till now do not make existing immunity (from older infections) or vaccines completely obsolete.(REUTERS)
Researchers also say that the evolution of Sars-Cov-2 at present does not pose a major risk since the changes seen even till now do not make existing immunity (from older infections) or vaccines completely obsolete.(REUTERS)

Covid: South African, Brazilian strains raise new fears on vaccines, immunity

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:57 AM IST
The first major mutation of the Sars-Cov-2 virus was reported from the UK in the so-called B.1.1.7 variant (also called VOC202012/01) ; authorities said in December that it was more infectious, and it was later seen as a factor in leading to the country’s worst wave yet.
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As per the initial plan of the Delhi government, the first batch of 120,000 registered health care workers were to be vaccinated by February 13.(PTI)
As per the initial plan of the Delhi government, the first batch of 120,000 registered health care workers were to be vaccinated by February 13.(PTI)

Front line workers, elderly may have to wait two extra weeks to get Covid jabs

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:58 AM IST
Since India launched one of the biggest immunisation campaigns to control the coronavirus disease on Saturday, Delhi has been able to vaccinate 12,853 health care workers so far.
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Indian players pose with the winning trophy after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket test match at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, (PTI)
Indian players pose with the winning trophy after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket test match at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, (PTI)

Deus ex machina: Two decades apart, India do the unexpected against Aussies

UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:40 PM IST
India vs Australia: What helped India win this series? There could be many logical answers and yet there could be no answer to it at all. It wasn't meant to happen, such things don't happen at all. The rarity of such this accomplishment is what makes it surreal and overwhelming. Perhaps like a deus ex machina, that enters a play at the last moment and solves all the problems.
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India celebrates winning on day five of the fourth test match between Australia and India at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia, January 19, 2021.(via REUTERS)
India celebrates winning on day five of the fourth test match between Australia and India at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia, January 19, 2021.(via REUTERS)

Ajinkya’s Unbreakables or the myth of regeneration

By Sharda Ugra
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:16 AM IST
Ajinkya Rahane’s India took on regeneration as it is meant to be; a natural state, their only way of remaining sane on tour, writes Sharda Ugra.
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A medical worker inoculates a nurse with a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, January 18, 2021. (AFP)
A medical worker inoculates a nurse with a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, January 18, 2021. (AFP)

Autopsy of a pandemic: Hold China, WHO accountable

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UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:11 AM IST
The findings of a new report are an affirmation of what has long been regarded — but not acknowledged — as damaging negligence by Beijing and WHO
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India's Shardul Thakur (C) bowls to Australia's batsman Cameron Green on day four of the fourth cricket Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba, Brisbane, January 18, 2021 (AFP)
India's Shardul Thakur (C) bowls to Australia's batsman Cameron Green on day four of the fourth cricket Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba, Brisbane, January 18, 2021 (AFP)

A new team comes of age

UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:10 AM IST
There may be no greater test of character in sport than a Test match run chase
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Many Indian officials believe that China's will not move out of the contested points in East Ladakh sector till President Xi Jinping delivers his address to mark 100 years of Communist Party of China (AFP)
Many Indian officials believe that China's will not move out of the contested points in East Ladakh sector till President Xi Jinping delivers his address to mark 100 years of Communist Party of China (AFP)

China’s PLA may ramp up military activity in Ladakh in 2 months

UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 03:28 PM IST
  • India does hope that the incoming Biden administration will stand by its commitments on China, South China Sea, Taiwan or Indo-Pacific at large but New Delhi is not dependent on the US for handling the PLA on land frontiers
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Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal's wedding is on January 24, confirms his uncle Anil

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 10:31 PM IST
  • Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal will tie the knot this Sunday, his uncle Anil Dhawan confirmed. Reportedly, the wedding will take place in Alibaug.
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Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut in Krrish 3.

Kangana reacts to Arnab saying she is ‘sexually possessed with’ Hrithik in chat

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:27 PM IST
  • Kangana Ranaut finally reacted to Arnab Goswami's leaked WhatsApp chat, in which he claimed that she is ‘sexually possessed with’ Hrithik Roshan.
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Kings XI Punjab have the biggest purse heading into the IPL 2021 auction. (Getty Images)
Kings XI Punjab have the biggest purse heading into the IPL 2021 auction. (Getty Images)

IPL 2021: Here is how much money each team has left for auction

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:10 PM IST
  • IPL: With the IPL 2021 auction not too far, we take a look at the purse available to all eight teams.
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Sushmita Sen has two adopted daughters - Renee and Alisah.
Sushmita Sen has two adopted daughters - Renee and Alisah.

Sushmita’s daughter Renee reveals why she chose to not know biological parents

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:30 PM IST
  • Sushmita Sen's daughter Renee said that she never felt the need to know about her biological parents. She also expressed her desire to adopt children someday.
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File image of Harbhajan Singh.(SPORTZPICS for IPL)

'As my contract comes to an end': Harbhajan thanks CSK in heartfelt tweet

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:19 PM IST
The veteran bowler, in the same tweet, also mentioned that his two-year contract with the franchise has come to an end.
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Bigg Boss 14 written update day 106: Rakhi fought with Rubina.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 106: Rakhi fights with Rubina, complains 'you didn't hug me'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:29 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14 written update day 106: Rakhi Sawant was upset with Rubina Dilaik for giving Nikki Tamboli too much importance.
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Varun Dhawan has known Natasha Dalal since they were in school.
Varun Dhawan has known Natasha Dalal since they were in school.

Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal's wedding is on January 24, confirms his uncle Anil

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 10:31 PM IST
  • Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal will tie the knot this Sunday, his uncle Anil Dhawan confirmed. Reportedly, the wedding will take place in Alibaug.
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Katrina Kaif has discovered the benefits of Pilates.
Katrina Kaif has discovered the benefits of Pilates.

Katrina Kaif sweats it out at Pilates session; is it prep for Tiger 3?

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:43 PM IST
  • Katrina Kaif on Wednesday posted a video of herself, sweating it out at a Pilates session with her trainer. Watch the video here.
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Priyanka Chopra is eagerly awaiting the release of her memoir Unfinished.

Priyanka giggles excitedly as she gets first copy of memoir Unfinished, watch

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:53 PM IST
  • Priyanka Chopra experienced mixed feelings as she got the first copy of her upcoming memoir, Unfinished. She shared a video on Instagram, documenting her reaction.
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Aayush Sharma poses with his kids, Ayat and Ahil.
Aayush Sharma poses with his kids, Ayat and Ahil.

Salman Khan's niece and nephew, Ayat and Ahil visit Antim set, pose for pics

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:50 PM IST
  • Actor Salman Khan's niece and nephew, Ayat and Ahil, visited the set of his new film, Antim: The Final Truth, and posed for pictures with their father, Aayush Sharma. See the pictures here.
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Sanju Samson (Extreme Left) is the new captain of Rajasthan Royals while Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith have been released. (IPL)
Sanju Samson (Extreme Left) is the new captain of Rajasthan Royals while Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith have been released. (IPL)

IPL 2021 retention: Samson new RR captain; Smith, Malinga, Maxwell released

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:31 PM IST
  • A few big names were released from their respective franchises, including Steve Smith, who has been replaced by Sanju Samson as the new captain of Rajasthan Royals.
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Mumbai Indians celebrate Lasith Malinga after the fast bowler bowled a fantastic over in the IPL 2019 final. (Mumbai Indians/Twitter)
Mumbai Indians celebrate Lasith Malinga after the fast bowler bowled a fantastic over in the IPL 2019 final. (Mumbai Indians/Twitter)

Lasith Malinga retires from franchise cricket

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:03 AM IST
  • The development comes hours after MI released Malinga from their squad, with the franchise owner Aakash Ambani confirming the news.
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Steve Smith in action for Rajasthan Royals(IPL)

IPL 2021 player retention: Full list of players released & retained by teams

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:06 PM IST
  • IPL 2021: Here is the full list of players retained and released by all eight franchises.
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India's Rishabh Pant hits the ball to the boundary.(AP)
India's Rishabh Pant hits the ball to the boundary.(AP)

Test Rankings: Pant becomes highest-ranked keeper-batsman after Gabba win

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:18 PM IST
India vs Australia: In the latest ICC rankings released on Wednesday, Pant climbed up to his career-best 13th position to become the highest-ranked wicketkeeper-batsman.
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File image of Michael Clarke. (Getty Images)

'He's got Dhoni, Gilchrist in his batting': Clarke hails India's Brisbane hero

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:00 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: Former Australia captain Michael Clarke, who led Australia to the 2015 World Cup title weighed in on India's historic series win, calling the player an 'absolute superstar'.
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The record is created by a team called E-Jump Fuji.(Instagram/@guinnessworldrecords)

Record making skipping video of kids prompts people to ask ‘are they floating’

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:47 AM IST
“Most skips over a single rope in one minute by a team,”Guinness World Records wrote while sharing the video on Instagram.
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The image shows the firefighter rescuing the dog.(Twitter/@SouthMetroPIO)

Firefighter swims through icy water to rescue dog in Colorado. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 10:54 PM IST
“Awesome job!! Thank you!!!” wrote a Facebook user while commenting on the video.
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Joe Biden took to Instagram to share this image of US Capitol.(Instagram/@joebiden)
Joe Biden took to Instagram to share this image of US Capitol.(Instagram/@joebiden)

Ahead of inauguration, Joe Biden shares image of US Capitol on Instagram

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:39 PM IST
“It’s a new day in America,” Joe Biden wrote while sharing the image.
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The image shows two tigers engaged in a fight.(Screengrab)

‘Clash of the titans’: Fierce fight between two tigers captured on camera

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:12 PM IST
“Breathtaking," wrote a Twitter user while commenting on the video.
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The flurry of tweets prompted the hashtag #JackMa to trend on Twitter.(Twitter)
The flurry of tweets prompted the hashtag #JackMa to trend on Twitter.(Twitter)

Tweeple welcome back Jack Ma with memes after months of disappearance

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
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Researchers also say that the evolution of Sars-Cov-2 at present does not pose a major risk since the changes seen even till now do not make existing immunity (from older infections) or vaccines completely obsolete.(REUTERS)
Researchers also say that the evolution of Sars-Cov-2 at present does not pose a major risk since the changes seen even till now do not make existing immunity (from older infections) or vaccines completely obsolete.(REUTERS)

Covid: South African, Brazilian strains raise new fears on vaccines, immunity

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:57 AM IST
The first major mutation of the Sars-Cov-2 virus was reported from the UK in the so-called B.1.1.7 variant (also called VOC202012/01) ; authorities said in December that it was more infectious, and it was later seen as a factor in leading to the country’s worst wave yet.
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Bharat Biotech developed Covaxin in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research.(REUTERS)
Bharat Biotech developed Covaxin in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research.(REUTERS)

Covaxin recipients to be monitored for three months after second dose

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:38 AM IST
If a serious adverse event is linked to vaccination, then the recipient will be compensated based on the national drug controller’s recommendations after thorough investigation, said the plan.
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Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi is widely preferred within the party to replace Sonia Gandhi as efforts to pick a non-Gandhi party president have not succeeded in the past two years ago.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi is widely preferred within the party to replace Sonia Gandhi as efforts to pick a non-Gandhi party president have not succeeded in the past two years ago.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Congress Working Committee meet on Jan 22 with eye on party polls

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:32 AM IST
“It will be a meeting of the full CWC,” a senior Congress leader said on condition of anonymity. The meet will include 19 members, 26 permanent invitees and nine special invitees other than the Congress president.
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MSMEs employ about 110 million workers and contribute to about 40% of exports (MSME census, 2006-07), and have a huge role to play in creating quality jobs, improving export competitiveness, and increasing aggregate productivity.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo. Representative image)
MSMEs employ about 110 million workers and contribute to about 40% of exports (MSME census, 2006-07), and have a huge role to play in creating quality jobs, improving export competitiveness, and increasing aggregate productivity.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo. Representative image)

Need focus on removing obstacles to ‘good’ jobs

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:25 AM IST
As businesses struggled to stay afloat, the government announced a number of measures targeted towards the so-called Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Many of these measures, part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package, are aimed at easing financial constraints faced by businesses.
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A medical worker (R) inoculates a medical staff with a Covid-19 Coronavirus vaccine at the Manipal Hospital, in New Delhi on January 19, 2021.(AP)
A medical worker (R) inoculates a medical staff with a Covid-19 Coronavirus vaccine at the Manipal Hospital, in New Delhi on January 19, 2021.(AP)

Covid-19 vaccine doses wasted in more states over hesitancy

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi/patna/chennai/rohtak
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:07 AM IST
India’s start to the Covid-19 vaccination programme has been one of the strongest in the world, reaching more people on its first day than any other country.
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US President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in during the 59th presidential inauguration in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
US President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in during the 59th presidential inauguration in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)

'Battle is perennial': 10 memorable quotes from Joe Biden's speech

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:51 AM IST
US President Joe Biden’s call for unity bears significance in the aftermath of Capitol riots as he took oath amid grave security concerns.
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Amanda Gorman delivers a poem after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)(AP)
Amanda Gorman delivers a poem after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)(AP)

Youngest Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew'

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UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 01:35 AM IST
"Being American is more than a pride we inherit. It's the past we step into and how we repair it," Gorman said, in a short poem that was greeted with a hail of critical acclaim on social media.
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Kamala Harris was born in Oakland, California in 1964 to an Indian mother and an African-American father from Jamaica.(REUTERS)
Kamala Harris was born in Oakland, California in 1964 to an Indian mother and an African-American father from Jamaica.(REUTERS)

Over 6 million followers and counting: A look at Kamala Harris’ Twitter handle

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:35 AM IST
Harris, 56, who is the 49th Vice President of the US is also the first African-American and Indian-origin woman to hold this position.
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Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th US President on January 20 in Washington. (AP)
Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th US President on January 20 in Washington. (AP)

Biden assumes US presidency with a rousing call to unity

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:24 AM IST
Kamala Harris was sworn in as Vice-President before Biden, marking a series of firsts that will secure her a unique place in American history as the first woman, African American and American of Indian, South Asian and Asian descent ever elected to the high office that will put her just a heartbeat away from the presidency.
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan(AFP file photo)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan(AFP file photo)

Imran Khan says he is looking forward to work with Biden for 'promoting peace'

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:10 AM IST
Khan mentions regional peace as one of the areas Pakistan wants to work with the United States. In 2018, Donald Trump had stopped all financial and security aid to Pakistan
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Generic image of two wrestlers competing. (WFI)

National wrestling camps suspended ahead of Agra championships

By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:41 PM IST
  • The men’s and women’s camps will resume after the national meet, to be held on January 30 and 31.
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HS Prannoy in action. (Getty Images)
HS Prannoy in action. (Getty Images)

Prannoy gets back to winning ways after a tough year

By Sandip Sikdar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:02 PM IST
  • Often referred to as “giant-killer” for regularly beating top-5 players, Prannoy, the world No.28, was low confidence and without his winning touch when the pandemic shut down sporting activities.
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Owen Otasowie of Wolverhampton Wanderers receives treatment for a head injury testing for possible concussion. (Getty Images)
Owen Otasowie of Wolverhampton Wanderers receives treatment for a head injury testing for possible concussion. (Getty Images)

Premier League to trial permanent concussion substitutes

Reuters, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:25 PM IST
  • The decision comes after the game's rule-making body IFAB last month gave the go-ahead for trials of additional "concussion subs".
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Varney Kallon slotted his effort into the back of the net to double the lead. (AIFF)
Varney Kallon slotted his effort into the back of the net to double the lead. (AIFF)

Neroca FC defeat Indian Arrows in Kalyani

By hindustantimes.com, Kalyani
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:55 PM IST
  • A brace by Judah Garcia and a goal apiece by Varney Kallon and Khaiminthang Lhungdim proved enough for Neroca FC to sink the Indian Arrows.
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File image of B Sai Praneeth.(Getty Images)

Praneeth withdraws after testing positive for COVID-19

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 10:40 AM IST
Former world number one Kidambi Srikanth, who was sharing the room with Praneeth, was also forced to withdraw as per protocols laid down by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
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A better-than-expected start to earnings reporting season also helped lift the market Wednesday.(REUTERS)
A better-than-expected start to earnings reporting season also helped lift the market Wednesday.(REUTERS)

Wall Street hits records as hopes build for more stimulus

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:13 AM IST
The S&P 500 rose 1.4%, topping its previous all-time high set earlier this month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq composite and Russell 2000 index of smaller companies also notched record highs, powered by gains in technology, communications, health care and most other sectors.
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US stocks are rising again climbing toward records on stronger-than-expected earnings reports and continued optimism that an economic recovery is on the way. (AP)
US stocks are rising again climbing toward records on stronger-than-expected earnings reports and continued optimism that an economic recovery is on the way. (AP)

US stocks near records ahead of Biden inauguration

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:34 PM IST
Joe Biden will take the oath of office to become US president later in the day, and he has a flurry of executive actions at the ready.
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According to the data, around 6.41 lakh new members joined EPFO in November 2020.(HT Photo)
According to the data, around 6.41 lakh new members joined EPFO in November 2020.(HT Photo)

Latest payroll data says new enrollments to EPFO slips to 10.11 lakh in Nov 2020

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:13 PM IST
Provisional payroll data released by the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) last month had shown that net new enrolments were at 11.54 lakh in October 2020.
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Sensex ends at record high of 49,792, Nifty at 14,645(PTI)
Sensex ends at record high of 49,792, Nifty at 14,645(PTI)

Sensex ends at record high of 49,792, Nifty at 14,644

PTI, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:22 PM IST
World stocks advanced on Wednesday after US Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen called for a hefty stimulus to protect the US economy.
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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 Arabia edges past Russia to become China's biggest oil supplier in 2020

Reuters, Beijing/singapore
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 03:07 PM IST
Russia was a close second with shipments of 83.57 million tonnes, or 1.67 million bpd, up 7.6% from 2019.
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RRB NTPC 3rd Phase CBT exam schedule.(Shutterstock)

RRB NTPC 3rd phase exam schedule released, check dates and instructions

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:23 PM IST
  • According to notification released, the 3rd phase of 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT-1) will be held from January 31 to February 12 for around 28 lakh candidates.
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The Punjab School Education Department on Wednesday announced to restart primary classes at all schools from January 27.(Ht File)
The Punjab School Education Department on Wednesday announced to restart primary classes at all schools from January 27.(Ht File)

Punjab to restart primary classes at all schools from January 27

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:42 PM IST
The Punjab School Education Department on Wednesday announced to restart primary classes at all schools from January 27.
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IBPS on Wednesday released the scores of preliminary exam to recruit probationary officers (PO)/management trainees (CRP PO/MT-X).(ibps.in)
IBPS on Wednesday released the scores of preliminary exam to recruit probationary officers (PO)/management trainees (CRP PO/MT-X).(ibps.in)

IBPS PO scores 2020-21 released, download probationary officer prelims marks now

Edited by Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:29 PM IST
  • IBPS PO Prelims scores 2020-21: Candidates who had appeared in the online preliminary exam to recruit PO) management trainees can check their results on the official website of IBPS.
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IBPS PO Result out

IBPS PO Prelims Result 2020: Scorecard, cutoff released at ibps.in

Edited by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:36 PM IST
  • Institute of Banking Personnel on Wednesday declared the results and cutoff marks for PO/MT-X on its official website -ibps.in
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The Haryana school education department asked students to submit a medical certificate before joining class.(Manoj Dhaka/HT file)
The Haryana school education department asked students to submit a medical certificate before joining class.(Manoj Dhaka/HT file)

Schools in Haryana to reopen for classes 6 to 8 from February first week

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:42 PM IST
Schools in Haryana will reopen for Classes 6 to 8 from the first week of February, state Education Minister Kanwar Pal said on Wednesday.
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As per the initial plan of the Delhi government, the first batch of 120,000 registered health care workers were to be vaccinated by February 13.(PTI)
As per the initial plan of the Delhi government, the first batch of 120,000 registered health care workers were to be vaccinated by February 13.(PTI)

Front line workers, elderly may have to wait two extra weeks to get Covid jabs

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:58 AM IST
Since India launched one of the biggest immunisation campaigns to control the coronavirus disease on Saturday, Delhi has been able to vaccinate 12,853 health care workers so far.
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Making a little fire for Bhoora from wood pieces, Mr Abrar talks of how Bhoora started sitting by his stall, not long after his companion’s passing, until they became friends.
Making a little fire for Bhoora from wood pieces, Mr Abrar talks of how Bhoora started sitting by his stall, not long after his companion’s passing, until they became friends.

Delhiwale: Meet Turkman’s Bhoora

By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 03:47 AM IST
Abandoned years before by his family, following a road accident in West Bengal that made him lose his leg, the bearded Mumtaz found a new home in Turkman Gate, where he also made a friend in Bhoora.
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Earlier on Tuesday, the farmers also shared the route map of their proposed tractor rally and said that the parade will touch all the borders connecting Delhi with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.(HT_PRINT)
Earlier on Tuesday, the farmers also shared the route map of their proposed tractor rally and said that the parade will touch all the borders connecting Delhi with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.(HT_PRINT)

We will not shift the venue of the Republic Day tractor rally, farmers to police

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 03:43 AM IST
The Delhi police had urged the farmers to either cancel the rally or shift it to the Kundali-Manesar-Palwal expressway on the periphery of the Capital. With this the second round of talks between the police and the farmers remained inconclusive on Wednesday.
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The total number of arrests in the case is now 12 -- eight men who were involved in the dacoity and four receivers of the stolen jewellery.(Representative image)
The total number of arrests in the case is now 12 -- eight men who were involved in the dacoity and four receivers of the stolen jewellery.(Representative image)

Delhi: Five more persons held for Pitampura jewellery heist

By karn pratap singh
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 03:33 AM IST
More than one kilogram of stolen jewellery was recovered from the bank locker of the arrested woman -- she is the sister of one of the arrested men -- while another 1.5 kilos of gold was recovered from four persons who were arrested between Monday and Wednesday from West Bengal, Bihar and Delhi.
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The farmer was identified as Jai Baghwan Rana who had been protesting at the Tikri border.(Representative image)
The farmer was identified as Jai Baghwan Rana who had been protesting at the Tikri border.(Representative image)

Farmer dies by suicide at Tikri, leaves note behind

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 03:30 AM IST
Police said the farmer allegedly consumed poison and was rushed to a hospital in Mangolpuri during the wee hours of Wednesday, but couldn’t be saved. He died at around 3:30 am.
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Bombay high court. (HT FILE)

Bombay HC grants three weeks transit pre-arrest bail to Tandav makers

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:16 AM IST
The Bombay high court (HC) on Wednesday granted a three-week transit pre-arrest bail to Tandav director Ali Abbas Zafar and producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra and writer Gaurav Solanki. Similar relief was also granted to Aparna Purohit, head of content, Amazon Prime.
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Mumbai Police personnel posted outside Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan's residence in Bandra on Wednesday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Mumbai Police personnel posted outside Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan's residence in Bandra on Wednesday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Case filed against Tandav makers, actors at Ghatkopar police station in Mumbai

By Manish K Pathak, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:13 AM IST
Police have booked Tandav director Ali Abbas Zafar, producer Himanshu Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki, and Aparna Purohit, head of India Original Contents at Amazon. Besides, actor Saif Ali Khan and other actors featuring in the series are also mentioned in the first information report (FIR).
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Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh said that a first information report (FIR) would be filed in the case and a formal investigation would be initiated. (HT FILE)
Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh said that a first information report (FIR) would be filed in the case and a formal investigation would be initiated. (HT FILE)

Maharashtra Police will probe case against Tandav: Home minister Anil Deshmukh

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:10 AM IST
Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday said the Maharashtra Police have received complaint against Amazon Prime Video’s controversial web series Tandav and will conduct an investigation. The minister has also demanded regulatory mechanism by the Central government for over-the-top (OTT) platform contents to avoid any communal tension in the country.
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Last week, students of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) took to Twitter to share screenshots of messages sent by four proctors to some female students. (HT FILE)
Last week, students of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) took to Twitter to share screenshots of messages sent by four proctors to some female students. (HT FILE)

After NMIMS row, colleges in Mumbai bring changes to online exam process

By Shreya Bhandary, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:07 AM IST
After four proctors who allegedly harassed female students were fired by the online exam-conducting firm of a city-based management institute, several colleges have decided to include in-house teachers for online exams along with other proctors. In some cases, proctoring will only be done by college teachers along with software proctoring, said college principals.
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For representation only. (HT FILE)
For representation only. (HT FILE)

Mumbai man falls prey to online sextortion

By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:02 AM IST
A 40-year-old man from Byculla was blackmailed by a woman on a popular social media site. Agripada police has started probe in the case.
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Models in Alessandro Sartori’s creations (Photo: Instagram/Zegna)
Models in Alessandro Sartori’s creations (Photo: Instagram/Zegna)

Sartori’s sartorial sorcery

By Manish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:59 PM IST
Could you picture yourself in a skinny tailored suit post Covid? The pandemic and its cruel aftermath altered the way we engage with clothing as comfort takes precedence over being on trend
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Tilda Swinton(Instagram)

Tilda Swinton reveals she identifies as queer

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:10 PM IST
The 60-year-old actor, known for films such as "Orlando", "The Chronicles of Narnia" series, "Okja" and "Suspiria", said being queer is a "sensibility" for her.
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Kamala Harris(Instagram)

Vogue to release new Kamala Harris cover after controversy

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:56 PM IST
Editor Anna Wintour was forced to defend the original image after it circulated online earlier this month, insisting it was not the magazine's intention to "diminish" Harris's "incredible" election victory.
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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' understated and elegant signature style of blazers combined with sneakers signals a new way of power dressing.(Yahoo)
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' understated and elegant signature style of blazers combined with sneakers signals a new way of power dressing.(Yahoo)

Kamala Harris brings in new style of power dressing with blazers and sneakers

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:44 PM IST
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' understated and elegant signature style of blazers combined with sneakers signals a new way of power dressing.
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas(Instagram)

Priyanka Chopra Jonas dubs herself 'updo expert', shares glamorous selfie

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Alfea Jamal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Wednesday treated fans to a glamorous selfie and called herself an "updo expert."
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Bigg Boss 14 written update day 106: Rakhi fought with Rubina.(Colors)
Bigg Boss 14 written update day 106: Rakhi fought with Rubina.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 106: Rakhi fights with Rubina, complains 'you didn't hug me'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:29 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14 written update day 106: Rakhi Sawant was upset with Rubina Dilaik for giving Nikki Tamboli too much importance.
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Rakhi Sawant calls Vikas Gupta, her "bhai" on the show,(Colors)
Rakhi Sawant calls Vikas Gupta, her "bhai" on the show,(Colors)

Rakhi Sawant's brother says her husband is real, their wedding actually happened

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:21 PM IST
  • Bigg Boss contestant Rakhi Sawant is really married to a man named Ritesh, her brother Rakesh has said. Ritesh's identity remains a mystery.
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Devoleena Bhattacharjee entered Bigg Boss house as Eijaz Khan's proxy.(Twitter)
Devoleena Bhattacharjee entered Bigg Boss house as Eijaz Khan's proxy.(Twitter)

Bigg Boss 14: Nikki brings up Devoleena's MeToo comments during massive fight

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:50 PM IST
  • Nikki Tamboli got into a heated fight with Devoleena Bhattacharjee on Bigg Boss 14. Watch the video here.
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Eijaz Khan in Bigg Boss 14.
Eijaz Khan in Bigg Boss 14.

Bigg Boss 14: Eijaz Khan hints at re-entry in the show, watch video

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:47 PM IST
  • Eijaz Khan, one of the top contenders to win Bigg Boss 14, walked out of the show earlier this week due to prior professional commitments. He hinted at his return in a video message.
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Jasmin Bhasin was voted out of Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)
Jasmin Bhasin was voted out of Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14: Nikki Tamboli throws away task, shocks Jasmin Bhasin

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:01 PM IST
Nikki Tamboli broke the rules while Sonali Phogat and Rakhi Sawant talked about their craving for burgers when Bigg Boss offered burger and fries as an attraction for them to break rules.
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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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