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A medic sorts swab samples for Covid-19 testing at a hospital in Mumbai on Monday. (PTI Photo )
A medic sorts swab samples for Covid-19 testing at a hospital in Mumbai on Monday. (PTI Photo )

India reports nearly 3 lakh new Covid-19 cases, daily toll crosses 2,020

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 10:08 AM IST
As Covid-19 cases are surging in the second wave of the pandemic, PM Modi has asked state governments to consider a complete shutdown only as the last resort.
India and China have held multiple rounds of diplomatic and military dialogues to resolve the ongoing tension at the border, the worst in decades.(Getty Images for representation)
India and China have held multiple rounds of diplomatic and military dialogues to resolve the ongoing tension at the border, the worst in decades.(Getty Images for representation)

LAC friction can’t be swept under carpet: Envoy

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 02:04 AM IST
Misri was speaking at a virtual event organised by the Indian Council of World Affairs and the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said Yogi Adityanath should have ordered officials for ramping up testing. (PTI Photo)
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said Yogi Adityanath should have ordered officials for ramping up testing. (PTI Photo)

They joke at rallies while people cry for oxygen: Priyanka slams Yogi, PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:56 AM IST
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed Yogi government for its low testing rates and also sharply criticised PM Modi for holding poll rallies.
Bharat Biotech chairman and managing director Krishna Ella explained why the chance of getting infected after vaccination is not ruled out. (MINT_PRINT)
Bharat Biotech chairman and managing director Krishna Ella explained why the chance of getting infected after vaccination is not ruled out. (MINT_PRINT)

Can you get Covid infected after vaccination? Bharat Biotech chairman explains

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 09:58 AM IST
Injectable vaccines don't protect the upper lung, Dr Krishna Ella said, emphasising the need to wear masks even after vaccination.
Large numbers of migrants at Kaushambi bus stand to board buses for their native place, after lockdown announcement in Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo )
Large numbers of migrants at Kaushambi bus stand to board buses for their native place, after lockdown announcement in Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo )

‘Believe the minister’: Chidambaram’s dig at Centre over Covid vaccine, migrants

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:59 AM IST
  • P Chidambaram's tweets come a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi told state governments to reach out to migrants and ensure their well-being.
Rishabh Pant of Delhi Capitals plays a shot during IPL 2021(PTI)
Rishabh Pant of Delhi Capitals plays a shot during IPL 2021(PTI)

'He can do wonders': Pant lauds 'great Indian talent,' defends his No.4 position

UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 11:12 AM IST
  • After the DC's victory over Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021, Rishabh Pant described Lalit Yadav as a 'great Indian talent' who 'can do wonders' and also defended their decision to send the right-hander at No.4 in the chase in Chennai.
Kangana Ranaut has two siblings - Rangoli Chandel and Aksht Ranaut.
Kangana Ranaut has two siblings - Rangoli Chandel and Aksht Ranaut.

Kangana tweets against having third child, gets reminded about own two siblings

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 09:54 AM IST
  • Kangana Ranaut said that those having a third child should be punished to keep the population of India in check. Here is how she responded on being reminded about her own two siblings.
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Harbhajan Singh and wife Geeta Basra(Instagram)
Harbhajan Singh and wife Geeta Basra(Instagram)

Geeta says she was sceptical about dating Harbhajan because she heard 'stories'

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:02 AM IST
  • Geeta Basra has said that she was very sceptical about dating Harbhajan Singh because she'd heard stories about cricketers being 'flamboyant' and having many 'girlfriends'.
Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan (L) and his son Abhishek Bachchan pose for a picture during a party.(REUTERS)
Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan (L) and his son Abhishek Bachchan pose for a picture during a party.(REUTERS)

Abhishek recalls Amitabh asking Yash Chopra for a job during financial crunch

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:38 AM IST
  • Abhishek Bachchan has spoken about the period of financial difficulty that his dad went through. He said that he dropped out of college to support his father, and recalled the story about Amitabh Bachchan asking Yash Chopra for a job.
Virender Sehwag heaped praise on DC spinner Ami Mishra
Virender Sehwag heaped praise on DC spinner Ami Mishra

'Viru bhai please get my salary increased': Sehwag reveals DC spinner's request

UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 09:43 AM IST
  • IPL 2021: Former India opener recalled when Ami Mishra had asked for a salary hike after claiming his first hat-trick in Indian Premier League. Sehwag's comments came after Mishra led Delhi Capitals to victory against Mumbai Indians in Chennai on Tuesday.
Ram Navami 2021: Date, history, significance and celebration in India(Twitter/Pranjal_97_)
Ram Navami 2021: Date, history, significance and celebration in India(Twitter/Pranjal_97_)

Ram Navami 2021: Date, history, significance and celebration in India

UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 09:41 AM IST
  • Ram Navami 2021: Here’s all you need to know about the date, history, significance and celebration of the birth of Ram in India
MS Dhoni captain of Chennai Super Kings during match 12 of the Indian Premier League 2021 between the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai,(PTI)
MS Dhoni captain of Chennai Super Kings during match 12 of the Indian Premier League 2021 between the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai,(PTI)

'Dhoni can take some rest': Lara says no need for 'too much effort' from MS

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 07:14 AM IST
  • West Indies batting legend Brian Lara believes MS Dhoni can 'take some rest' and need not put 'too much effort' with the bat, as he is doing other duties like wicket keeping and captaining his side Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021.
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Arshdeep Singh of Punjab Kings celebrates the wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad of Chennai Super Kings during the match between the Punjab Kings and the Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.(ANI Photo/ IPL Twitter)
Arshdeep Singh of Punjab Kings celebrates the wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad of Chennai Super Kings during the match between the Punjab Kings and the Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.(ANI Photo/ IPL Twitter)

PBKS predicted XI vs SRH: World's No.1 T20 batsman might make IPL debut

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 09:07 AM IST
  • IPL 2021: After back-to-back defeats, the Punjab-based franchise might make a couple of changes for their match against SRH and one of them might be the debut of World's No.1 T20I batsman Dawid Malan. Here is PBKS predicted XI against SRH
SRH's Kane Williamson (L) with pacer Sandeep Sharma(Twitter)
SRH's Kane Williamson (L) with pacer Sandeep Sharma(Twitter)

SRH Predicted XI vs PBKS: Will Kane Williamson, Kedar Jadhav get a game?

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:06 AM IST
IPL 2021: With three straight losses in the tournament already, one can expect a major shift in the playing XI for SRH against Punjab Kings on Wednesday. Chances of Kane Williamson and Kedar Jadhav getting a game are higher than ever.
Steve Smith of Delhi Capitals and Shikhar Dhawan of Delhi Capitals during the match between the Delhi Capitals and the Mumbai Indians at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday.(ANI Photo/DC Twitter)
Steve Smith of Delhi Capitals and Shikhar Dhawan of Delhi Capitals during the match between the Delhi Capitals and the Mumbai Indians at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday.(ANI Photo/DC Twitter)

DC jump over CSK with win against MI; race for Purple Cap heats up

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:49 AM IST
  • IPL 2021 points table, Orange and Purple Cap list: Here is how the Indian Premier League looks like after Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets in Chennai.
Rohit Sharma Captain of Mumbai Indians plays a shot during match 13 of the Indian Premier League 2021 between the Delhi Capitals and the Mumbai Indians, at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, Tuesday April 20, 2021.(PTI)
Rohit Sharma Captain of Mumbai Indians plays a shot during match 13 of the Indian Premier League 2021 between the Delhi Capitals and the Mumbai Indians, at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, Tuesday April 20, 2021.(PTI)

MI captain fined 12 lakh for slow over rate against DC

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:20 AM IST
  • IPL 2021, DC vs MI: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was fined 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over rate against Delhi Capitals.
Shikhar Dhawan of Delhi Capitals.(PTI)
Shikhar Dhawan of Delhi Capitals.(PTI)

'Disappointed could not finish the game,' Dhawan after DC's 6-wicket win over MI

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 12:08 AM IST
  • Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony after the match, Dhawan said that he is disappointed he could not finish the game.
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Gelephu International Cricket Ground(Twitter)
Gelephu International Cricket Ground(Twitter)

Bhutan's cricketers: Guardians of their galaxy

By Sharda Ugra
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 06:48 AM IST
  • The Bhutan Cricket Council Board (BCCB)’s push against the pandemic was named the Asian winner in the Cricket 4 Social Good Initiative category, with Uganda declared the global winner on Tuesday.
Representational image. (REUTERS)
Representational image. (REUTERS)

As vaccination opens up, design a smarter communication plan

By Kalyani Rajan and Shilpa Rao
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 06:46 AM IST
As we enter the general public vaccination drive, citizens will hopefully be more convinced of the need to take the jab. But instead of only leaving it to them, it is important to craft communication that combines motivation, relevant information and appropriate messaging
AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore plays a shot. FIle(PTI)
AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore plays a shot. FIle(PTI)

The curious case of de Villiers and KL Rahul

By Sanjay Manjrekar
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 06:47 AM IST
"AB de Villiers. My admiration for this man has grown even more, if that was at all possible," writes Sanjay Manjrekar.
representational image. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
representational image. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

India’s war against Covid-19

By Raghu Raman
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 06:47 AM IST
India doesn’t lack resources. It lacks a strategy to join dots, monitor execution, bridge gaps. But there is a way out
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The ministry of railways has announced an award for Mayur Shelke who saved the kid.(Twitter/@RailMinIndia)
The ministry of railways has announced an award for Mayur Shelke who saved the kid.(Twitter/@RailMinIndia)

This is how railway staff welcomed pointsman who saved a 6-year-old kid. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:28 AM IST
The video shows staff and DRM of Mumbai Division of Central Railway welcoming the ‘real life hero’ Mayur Shelke who saved a kid's life.
The plane, TBM Avenger, was performing at Cocoa Beach Air Show.(Twitter/@KamiMoffitt)
The plane, TBM Avenger, was performing at Cocoa Beach Air Show.(Twitter/@KamiMoffitt)

WWII-era plane makes emergency landing in ocean at air show. Watch viral video

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 09:37 AM IST
The plane landed after facing a mechanical issue.
The image shows the black bear in question.(Instagram/@montanaknifecompany)
The image shows the black bear in question.(Instagram/@montanaknifecompany)

Bear chases mountain biker downhill, he narrowly escapes. Watch terrifying video

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:58 AM IST
According to the caption shared with the video of the bear chasing the biker, the incident took place in Montana, USA.
The image shows two-year-old skier named Adia Leidums.(Instagram/@thatmountainlife)
The image shows two-year-old skier named Adia Leidums.(Instagram/@thatmountainlife)

Two-year-old’s incredible skiing skills may leave you awestruck. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:20 AM IST
“She’s such a tough baby!! Amazing skier and so cute!” wrote an Instagram user while reacting to the video.
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Suhana Khan shared a mirror selfie from her room in New York.
Suhana Khan shared a mirror selfie from her room in New York.

Suhana Khan shares a peek into her quaint bedroom in New York apartment. See pic

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 07:53 AM IST
  • Suhana Khan, who is currently studying at a New York university, gave Instagram followers a sneak peek of her bedroom in her new selfie. See it here.
Aditi Rao Hydari, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Nushrratt Bharuccha star in Netflix anthology Ajeeb Daastaans.
Aditi Rao Hydari, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Nushrratt Bharuccha star in Netflix anthology Ajeeb Daastaans.

Aditi Rao Hydari, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Nushrratt Bharuccha read out bizarre DMs

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:38 AM IST
  • In a new video, Ajeeb Daastaans stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Nushrratt Bharuccha fielded bizarre messages they received from fans.
Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan (L) and his son Abhishek Bachchan pose for a picture during a party.(REUTERS)
Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan (L) and his son Abhishek Bachchan pose for a picture during a party.(REUTERS)

Abhishek recalls Amitabh asking Yash Chopra for a job during financial crunch

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:38 AM IST
  • Abhishek Bachchan has spoken about the period of financial difficulty that his dad went through. He said that he dropped out of college to support his father, and recalled the story about Amitabh Bachchan asking Yash Chopra for a job.
Harbhajan Singh and wife Geeta Basra(Instagram)
Harbhajan Singh and wife Geeta Basra(Instagram)

Geeta says she was sceptical about dating Harbhajan because she heard 'stories'

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:02 AM IST
  • Geeta Basra has said that she was very sceptical about dating Harbhajan Singh because she'd heard stories about cricketers being 'flamboyant' and having many 'girlfriends'.
Kangana Ranaut has two siblings - Rangoli Chandel and Aksht Ranaut.
Kangana Ranaut has two siblings - Rangoli Chandel and Aksht Ranaut.

Kangana tweets against having third child, gets reminded about own two siblings

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 09:54 AM IST
  • Kangana Ranaut said that those having a third child should be punished to keep the population of India in check. Here is how she responded on being reminded about her own two siblings.
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Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Prada plan blockchain solution to ensure authenticity(Twitter/kamenriderhari)
Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Prada plan blockchain solution to ensure authenticity(Twitter/kamenriderhari)

Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Prada plan blockchain solution to ensure authenticity

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 11:05 AM IST
Louis Vuitton, Richemont’s Cartier and Prada SpA plan to make a blockchain-enabled solution available to all luxury brands to provide shoppers with assurance what they’re buying is authentic and make the products traceable in a transparent way.
Study reveals how to ensure your neck is in better health, avoid or deter pain(Shutterstock)
Study reveals how to ensure your neck is in better health, avoid or deter pain(Shutterstock)

Study reveals how to ensure your neck is in better health, avoid or deter pain

ANI |
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 10:52 AM IST
Neck pain is one of the leading and fastest-growing causes of disability in the world. As per a new study, personal factors such as sex, weight, age and work-related habits can affect neck strength and endurance
Middle age people at higher dementia risk if sleeping less than 6 hours: Study(Twitter/firefighters999)
Middle age people at higher dementia risk if sleeping less than 6 hours: Study(Twitter/firefighters999)

Middle age people at higher dementia risk if sleeping less than 6 hours: Study

AFP |
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 10:43 AM IST
  • Scientists draw a link between sleep and dementia as people age, say too little sleep for six or fewer hours per night in middle age will raise dementia risk
Greek Church to allow limited worshippers at Orthodox Easter services next week(Twitter/Feisty_FL)
Greek Church to allow limited worshippers at Orthodox Easter services next week(Twitter/Feisty_FL)

Greek Church to allow limited worshippers at Orthodox Easter services next week

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UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 10:18 AM IST
  • Unlike last year when Orthodox Easter celebrations were cancelled owing to Covid-19 restrictions, Greece will allow limited worshippers to Holy Week services, join in candle-lit mourning processions and Resurrection celebrations at the powerful Greek Church
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Assam, May 15, (ANI): Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, addresses a press conference at Assam Administrative Staff College during the ongoing nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19, in Guwahati on Friday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Assam, May 15, (ANI): Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, addresses a press conference at Assam Administrative Staff College during the ongoing nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19, in Guwahati on Friday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)

Assam announces fresh curbs as Covid-19 cases surge

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 11:04 AM IST
Despite a call by political parties and eminent citizens, ongoing Bihu functions will not be cancelled, however, a cap of 50% on the venue capacity, not exceeding 400 people, has been imposed for functions held in the open.
Bharat Biotech has said it would like to get the maximum price to cover all costs,including the <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>350 crore that the company spent on clinical trials,(PTI)
Bharat Biotech has said it would like to get the maximum price to cover all costs,including the 350 crore that the company spent on clinical trials,(PTI)

On Covaxin open market price, Bharat Biotech says 'never took money from govt'

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 11:01 AM IST
The open market price of Serum Institute's Covishield and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin remains a contentious issue as it is likely to be far higher than 150 per dose, the subsidised rate the Centre purchased vaccines from the manufacturers.
Large numbers of migrants at Kaushambi bus stand to board buses for their native place, after lockdown announcement in Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo )
Large numbers of migrants at Kaushambi bus stand to board buses for their native place, after lockdown announcement in Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo )

‘Believe the minister’: Chidambaram’s dig at Centre over Covid vaccine, migrants

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:59 AM IST
  • P Chidambaram's tweets come a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi told state governments to reach out to migrants and ensure their well-being.
Local at the vaccination counter at civil surgeon office in Ludhiana on Tuesday, April 20. (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Local at the vaccination counter at civil surgeon office in Ludhiana on Tuesday, April 20. (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

India has administered over 130mn vaccine doses till now

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:53 AM IST
In all, 130,027,370 vaccine doses have been given in the country till now. This includes 9,201,040 healthcare workers who have had their first dose and 5,816,538 who have got their second dose as well. As many as 1,1,559,218 frontline workers have had their first dose while 5,852,669 have got their second dose too
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A file photo of US President Joe Biden during a prime-time address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. (AP)
A file photo of US President Joe Biden during a prime-time address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. (AP)

Joe Biden’s wartime law use blocks India’s vaccine ramp-up

By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 11:25 AM IST
Supplies of raw materials have been affected by a law known as the Defense Priorities and Allocations System Programme (DPAS) under the Defense Production Act (DPA)
President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech via video for the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference, in Beijing. (AP)
President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech via video for the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference, in Beijing. (AP)

Xi Jinping to participate in Biden's climate summit

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:45 AM IST
A joint statement released after US climate envoy John Kerry visited Shanghai last week said Washington and Beijing would support implementation of the Paris Agreement and promote a successful United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow this year.
A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at Gleneagles hospital during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore. (REUTERS)
A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at Gleneagles hospital during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore. (REUTERS)

Singapore to reduce entry of Indians as new virus variants emerge

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 09:30 AM IST
The city-state will also closely monitor for re-infection of people who have previously recovered from Covid-19.
A medical worker prepares a dose of the CanSino coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Mexico. (Reuters File Photo )
A medical worker prepares a dose of the CanSino coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Mexico. (Reuters File Photo )

US says ‘deeply focused’ on expanding global Covid-19 vaccination, manufacturing

PTI | , Washington
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 08:34 AM IST
“First and foremost, our priority is ensuring the distribution of a safe and effective vaccine to millions of Americans," State Department spokesperson Ned Price said.
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People take pictures of the Olympic rings installed by the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo.(AP)
People take pictures of the Olympic rings installed by the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo.(AP)

Plans, test events change daily for postponed Tokyo Olympics

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 09:58 AM IST
A leg of the torch relay on Wednesday was moved off the public streets in Matsuyama City in the Japanese prefecture of Ehime. It was to take place in a city park with “no spectators or stage performances," an organizing committee statement said.
A metal figure of a football player with a ball is seen in front of the words "European Super League" and the UEFA logo in this illustration taken April 20, 2021.(REUTERS)
A metal figure of a football player with a ball is seen in front of the words "European Super League" and the UEFA logo in this illustration taken April 20, 2021.(REUTERS)

Spain court bans UEFA, FIFA from acting against Super League

AP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 09:50 AM IST
  • Judge Manuel Ruiz de Lara ordered FIFA and UEFA to “refrain from taking any measure or action, or from issuing any statement, which prevents or hinders, directly or indirectly, the preparation of the European Super League.”
A man cycles past banners outside of Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England protesting against the clubs decision to join the European Super Leaguer, Tuesday April 20, 2021.(AP)
A man cycles past banners outside of Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England protesting against the clubs decision to join the European Super Leaguer, Tuesday April 20, 2021.(AP)

'Bin it now': Current, ex-players, coaches react on Super League plan

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PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 09:00 AM IST
"It is not a sport where the relation between effort and success does not exist. It is not a sport where success is already guaranteed or it doesn't matter where you lose. It's not fair when one team fight, fight, fight at the top and cannot be qualified because it is just for a few teams," said Pep Guardiola.
Wrestler Sonam Malik.(United World Wrestling)
Wrestler Sonam Malik.(United World Wrestling)

Teenager Sonam Malik starts knee treatment with Tokyo medal hopes burning bright

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:07 AM IST
  • The 18-year-old wrestling, who has qualified in the 62kg category, will train and also get treatment under personal coach Ajmer Malik
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A maze of crude oil pipes and valves seen in Texas, US(REUTERS/For Representative Purposes Only)
A maze of crude oil pipes and valves seen in Texas, US(REUTERS/For Representative Purposes Only)

Oil prices fall as India's Covid-19 second wave drives down demand outlook

Reuters | , Singapore
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 11:09 AM IST
India, also the world's third-largest oil user, on Wednesday reported another record increase in the daily death toll from COVID-19, at 2,023, and another record rise in cases at more than 295,000.
High level of air pollution coming out from industries in Mahul, Chembur in Mumbai. (HT file photo)
High level of air pollution coming out from industries in Mahul, Chembur in Mumbai. (HT file photo)

Air pollution costs Indian businesses 7 lakh crore annually: Report

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:59 AM IST
Pollution ends up lowering labour productivity and consumer footfall. It leads to premature mortality, lowers asset productivity as well as increases health expenses and welfare losses, according to the report by consulting firm Dalberg Advisors in partnership with Clean Air Fund and the CII
Meanwhile, prices of oxygen cylinders in many parts of the country have more than doubled.(PTI)
Meanwhile, prices of oxygen cylinders in many parts of the country have more than doubled.(PTI)

Oxygen shares, real and imaginary, rally

Reuters | , Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:15 AM IST
Bombay Oxygen, National Oxygen Ltd and Bhagawati Oxygen Ltd—all tiny firms not listed on any major stock index—have surged 47% or more in April, a period in which India’s broader market has slumped 2%.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(Mint photo)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(Mint photo)

‘Need complete trust between govt, industry to sustain growth’: Sitharaman

PTI | , Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:10 AM IST
Sitharaman said the central government has disbursed 4,650 crore to Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech for vaccine production till July, which will be available for free in government hospitals.
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IDBI Bank Recruitment 2021: Apply for Chief Data Officer &amp; other posts
IDBI Bank Recruitment 2021: Apply for Chief Data Officer & other posts

IDBI Bank Recruitment 2021: Apply for Chief Data Officer & other posts

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:27 AM IST
IDBI Bank will recruit candidates for Chief Data Officer and other posts. Eligible candidates can apply for the posts through the official site of IDBI Bank on idbibank.in. Details here.
UP Teachers Recruitment 2021: Registration date for 15198 posts extended
UP Teachers Recruitment 2021: Registration date for 15198 posts extended

UP Teachers Recruitment 2021: Registration date for 15198 posts extended

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 09:41 AM IST
UP Teachers recruitment 2021 registration date has been extended till May 1, 2021. Candidates can check the official notice through the official site of UPSESSB on upsessb.org.
Army postpones Common Entrance Exam for Northeast due to rising COVID-19 cases(File photo)
Army postpones Common Entrance Exam for Northeast due to rising COVID-19 cases(File photo)

Army postpones Common Entrance Exam for Northeast due to rising COVID-19 cases

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:49 AM IST
The Indian Army on Tuesday indefinitely postponed the Common Entrance Exam (CEE) for Northeast, scheduled on April 25, on account of the rising number of COVID-19 cases, officials said.
Students stage dharna demanding cancellation of Odisha matriculation exam(HT PHOTO)
Students stage dharna demanding cancellation of Odisha matriculation exam(HT PHOTO)

Students stage dharna demanding cancellation of Odisha matriculation exam

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:40 AM IST
Seeking cancellation of the annual matriculation (class 10) examination conducted by the Odisha board in view of the COVID-19 situation, a large number of students on Tuesday staged a protest in front of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's residence here.
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Covid-19 vaccination for all adults above 18 to begin in a liberalised and accelerated Phase 3 strategy from May 1. (Photo: Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Covid-19 vaccination for all adults above 18 to begin in a liberalised and accelerated Phase 3 strategy from May 1. (Photo: Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Above 18 happy to get the Covid jab? Well, mostly!

By Naina Arora, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:40 AM IST
Youngsters laud the government’s decision for all adults above 18 could get the jab in a liberalised and accelerated Phase 3 strategy of Covid-19 vaccination from May 1.
Migrant workers wait for public transport to their native places amid fears of total lockdown due to the sharp spike in coronavirus cases, at Rajiv Chowk Bus Stand, in Gurugram. (Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Migrant workers wait for public transport to their native places amid fears of total lockdown due to the sharp spike in coronavirus cases, at Rajiv Chowk Bus Stand, in Gurugram. (Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Delhi enters day 2 of week-long Covid-19 lockdown amid exodus of migrant workers

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 09:16 AM IST
Police commissioner SN Shrivastava appealed to people to remain inside their homes and assured them that essential items will be available.
Farmers congregate at Ghazipur protest site earlier this month. (HT file photo)
Farmers congregate at Ghazipur protest site earlier this month. (HT file photo)

Farmers’ protest: Delhi-Haryana border points remain closed

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:26 AM IST
For commuters coming to Delhi from Uttar Pradesh, Ghazipur border has been closed. The traffic police advised them to take routes passing through Anand Vihar, DND, Loni DND and Apsara borders
A health worker collects swab sample from a woman for Covid-19 test in Delhi.(PTI)
A health worker collects swab sample from a woman for Covid-19 test in Delhi.(PTI)

Delhi private labs halt Covid-19 test services for 2 days over delay in results

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:26 AM IST
The founder of a Delhi-based lab said, "My team and I have not slept for 72 hours. We are doing a collection of 8,000 to 10,000 samples per day and the only issue we are struck with is manpower."
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Maharashtra on Tuesday restricted timings of essential shops from 7am to 11am.(PTI file photo)
Maharashtra on Tuesday restricted timings of essential shops from 7am to 11am.(PTI file photo)

Maharashtra warns of strict lockdown as curbs roll out elsewhere

Agencies | By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 03:50 AM IST
All the cabinet ministers expressed views in favour of a strict lockdown in state, said Rajesh Tope, Maharashtra health minister.
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Maharashtra SSC exams cancelled, HSC stays postponed

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 01:16 AM IST
In a relief for more than 1.7 million students in Maharashtra and to ensure equivalence across education boards, the state government on Tuesday cancelled the SSC (Class 10) examinations, owing to the rising Covid-19 infections in the state. Class 12 or HSC exams will remain postponed as per the government’s earlier decision; revised dates will be announced later.
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Maharashtra set for full lockdown

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 01:13 AM IST
State ministers have demanded a 15-day complete lockdown, with chief minister Uddhav Thackeray expected to announce the lockdown on Wednesday.
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Raymond office row: Anant Singhania moves session court against magisterial order

By Charul Shah, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 12:51 AM IST
Anant Singhania, son of Ajaypath Singhania, has approached the sessions court, challenging the process issued by a magistrate court on the complaint of Raymond Limited for not vacating the office premises at New Hind House
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Hina Khan returned to Mumbai upon hearing the news of her father's death.(Varinder Chawla)
Hina Khan returned to Mumbai upon hearing the news of her father's death.(Varinder Chawla)

Hina returns to Mumbai amid news of her father's death, Vikas slams paps

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:35 AM IST
  • As Hina Khan returned to Mumbai after hearing of her father's death, she was swarmed by the paparazzi at the airport. Vikas Gupta expressed his disappointment with their behaviour.
Veteran actor Shivaji Satam plays ACP Pradyuman on detective thriller TV show CID.
Veteran actor Shivaji Satam plays ACP Pradyuman on detective thriller TV show CID.

Exclusive: Shivaji Satam on the viral 'Kuch toh gadbad hai', CID memes and more

By Dishya Sharma
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 06:52 AM IST
  • As Shivaji Satam celebrates his birthday on Wednesday, we took a walk down the memory lane with the actor and spoke about CID.
Aamna Sharif with her husband Amit Kapoor.
Aamna Sharif with her husband Amit Kapoor.

Aamna wishes hubby on birthday: 'Thanks for being the best friend I never had'

PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 04:13 PM IST
  • Aamna Sharif has wished her husband Amit Kapoor on his birthday. She thanked him for standing by her like a rock when she was at her lowest.
Urvashi Dholakia is mom to twin sons.
Urvashi Dholakia is mom to twin sons.

Urvashi Dholakia says her sons, family want her to get married again

PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 03:20 PM IST
  • Kasautii Zindagi Kay star Urvashi Dholakia has talked about how her family has told her that she should settle down but there are some things that she will never compromise with.
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Representational image. (REUTERS)

As vaccination opens up, design a smarter communication plan

By Kalyani Rajan and Shilpa Rao
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 06:46 AM IST
As we enter the general public vaccination drive, citizens will hopefully be more convinced of the need to take the jab. But instead of only leaving it to them, it is important to craft communication that combines motivation, relevant information and appropriate messaging
representational image. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
representational image. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

India’s war against Covid-19

By Raghu Raman
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 06:47 AM IST
India doesn’t lack resources. It lacks a strategy to join dots, monitor execution, bridge gaps. But there is a way out
Supreme Court . (Representational image)
Supreme Court . (Representational image)

To level the playing field at work, start by levelling it at home

By Shyel Trehan
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2021 06:41 AM IST
While we look today at the minuscule number of female judges and designated senior counsel, we should recognise that these women did it despite the odds. The system did not make it easy for them or support them through the difficult years
New Indian Rupee 2000 Currency Note after Demonitization (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
New Indian Rupee 2000 Currency Note after Demonitization (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Robert Mundell and RBI’s impossible trinity

By Amol Agrawal
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2021 06:42 AM IST
The pandemic led to a large increase in government borrowing, which put upward pressure on bond yields. RBI managed this trinity by increasing liquidity via multiple programmes, keeping bond yields low
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