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Stones pelted at BJP workers during rally attended by Union minister

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:57 PM IST
  • Stones pelted at BJP workers during rally attended by Union minister Debasree Chaudhuri, party's state chief Dilip Ghosh and Suvendu Adhikari in Kolkata, reports ANI
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The 35-year-old woman and her sons, aged 12 and five, were found dead after the door to their room was forced open at Hamadwala Uttad village in Ferozepur district on Monday morning. (Representational image)
The 35-year-old woman and her sons, aged 12 and five, were found dead after the door to their room was forced open at Hamadwala Uttad village in Ferozepur district on Monday morning. (Representational image)

Mother, sons suffocated to death as they sleep with angithi in room

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:55 PM IST
Three members of a family, including two children, died of suffocation as they slept with a coal-brazier (angithi) to keep themselves warm in a room at Hamadwala Uttad village in Ferozepur district on Sunday night
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The beating the retreat ceremony, a coordinated drill of the Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers, was held on Independence Day last year without any spectators. (PTI file photo)
The beating the retreat ceremony, a coordinated drill of the Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers, was held on Independence Day last year without any spectators. (PTI file photo)

No spectators at Attari border on Republic Day amid Covid pandemic

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:26 PM IST
BSF officials say decision on conducting coordinated parade with Pakistan at joint check post will be taken soon
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Tandav has a big star cast with actor Saif Ali Khan playing one of the lead roles. (File photo)
Tandav has a big star cast with actor Saif Ali Khan playing one of the lead roles. (File photo)

FIR registered in UP against makers of web series ‘Tandav’

By HT Correspondents | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:41 PM IST
A case has also been registered against the producer of web series ‘Mirzapur’ and Amazon Prime for hurting religious sentiments and social beliefs in Mirzapur district of eastern UP
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Police said that the family has not filed any case yet.(HT representative photo )
Police said that the family has not filed any case yet.(HT representative photo )

16-year-old girl's body with throat slit found in Rajasthan's Barmer

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:10 PM IST
Family members and locals have alleged that the minor was raped, but police said it could be confirmed only after the post-mortem.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)

West Bengal assembly election: Mamata Banerjee to contest from Nandigram

UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 03:44 PM IST
TMC MLA from Nandigram and former minister Suvendu Adhikari shifted to the Bharatiya Janata Party on December 19, 2020
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Tathagata Roy. (PTI)
Tathagata Roy. (PTI)

Bengali actor’s 2015 tweet hurt my religious sentiments: BJP leader

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 01:35 PM IST
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former governor of Tripura and Meghalaya Tathagata Roy has filed a complaint against Bengali actor Saayoni Ghosh accusing her of hurting his religious sentiments
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan. (File photo)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan. (File photo)

After Saudi Arabia, UAE could seek early repayment of loan to Pakistan

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 01:35 PM IST
UAE could seek the early repayment of a $3 billion financial support package announced in December 2018
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Dr Madhura Patil gets the first vaccine shot in the presence of CM Uddhav Thackeray at BKC on Saturday.(HT Photo )
Dr Madhura Patil gets the first vaccine shot in the presence of CM Uddhav Thackeray at BKC on Saturday.(HT Photo )

26-year-old first to be vaccinated at BKC centre in Maharashtra CM’s presence

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 01:33 PM IST
  • A dietitian working with the Asian Heart Hospital in BKC, Dr Patil has been working with Covid-19 patients at the BKC centre for the past six months.
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Bhavan’s Old Student society (BOSS) donated books to Open Eyes Foundation.(HT)
Bhavan’s Old Student society (BOSS) donated books to Open Eyes Foundation.(HT)

Punjab school events: Bhavan’s alumni arm donate books to needy

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 01:18 PM IST
  • Senior principal Vineeta Arora appreciated the efforts made by BOSS and said that it has sincerely committed itself to the betterment of the society, truly exemplifying the fundamental values of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
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Success can be achieved by following one’s dream and doing what he/she loves, say Rhino Records founders Akash Kadiyan (left) and Devashish Jindal.(HT)
Success can be achieved by following one’s dream and doing what he/she loves, say Rhino Records founders Akash Kadiyan (left) and Devashish Jindal.(HT)

You can find success on roads less travelled too

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 01:10 PM IST
  • The first part of this new series features Devashish Jindal and Akash Kadiyan who have founded the entertainment firm Rhino Records that makes catchy video songs that promote India’s diverse regional music, culture and talent.
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Class 9 student Aryan Kohli, centre, won the best bowler award.(HT)
Class 9 student Aryan Kohli, centre, won the best bowler award.(HT)

Delhi school events: Aryan of Ryan International shines in cricket tournament

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 01:06 PM IST
  • They are not only equipped to achieve good ranks in the academics field but also are equally trained to their best potential for performing well in their extracurricular activities including sports.
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A teacher teaches a lone student in a class after schools in the national capital reopened for classes 10 and 12 on Monday. (PTI)
A teacher teaches a lone student in a class after schools in the national capital reopened for classes 10 and 12 on Monday. (PTI)

Delhi: Schools for class 10, 12 students reopen after 10 months

UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 12:11 PM IST
Schools are to maintain all Covid-19 protocols, implement staggered timings, have less than 15 students per classroom or laboratory
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Members of Bahujan Samajwadi Manch take part in 'Maati Sankalp March' in solidarity with farmers protesting against the new farm laws at Ghazipur border, in New Delhi, on Sunday. (PTI)
Members of Bahujan Samajwadi Manch take part in 'Maati Sankalp March' in solidarity with farmers protesting against the new farm laws at Ghazipur border, in New Delhi, on Sunday. (PTI)

Farmers’ protest: Chilla, Ghazipur, other key Delhi borders remain closed

UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 10:50 AM IST
The police continue to check these border points for groups of protesting farmers who may try to enter the capital
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Incident was reported at around 7:40am as the train departed from platform number 9.(ANI)
Incident was reported at around 7:40am as the train departed from platform number 9.(ANI)

Bihar bound Shaheed Express derail at Charbagh Railway Station; no casualties

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 10:15 AM IST
“The train had arrived at around 7:20am and it got derailed as it began to roll out of the station. No casualties have been reported since the train was moving at a lower speed,” said Saumitra Yadav, superintendent of police (SP), Railways.
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Representational image.

Supreme Court hearing on farmers’ tractor rally on R-Day today

UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 10:42 AM IST
The court will also take up an affidavit filed by a farmers’ union demanding the removal of the three members from the committee formed to hear their concerns
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A healthcare worker enters data into the Co-WIN app. (REUTERS)
A healthcare worker enters data into the Co-WIN app. (REUTERS)

Bengal: Co-WIN hurdle continues to plague Covid vaccination drive

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:37 AM IST
On the first day, the vaccination drive had hit a snag after the app slowed down because of glitches
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Health staff of a hospital in Maharashtra for Covid-19 vaccination drive on Sunday.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Health staff of a hospital in Maharashtra for Covid-19 vaccination drive on Sunday.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

India records 13,788 new Covid-19 cases, 145 deaths in 24 hours

By hindustantimes.com, HT Correspondent | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:53 AM IST
India has been witnessing a fall in the daily as well as weekly fall in the number of Covid-19 cases.
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Representational Image. (HT photo)

UP: Healthcare workers who didn’t get Covid vaccine can do so on January 22

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 10:50 AM IST
The health department had registered 31,700 workers on Co-WIN portal for the first round of the vaccination, of which 22,643 workers came at 317 vaccination centres across UP
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The complex would come up on five acres of land allotted to the board following the November 2019 order of the Supreme Court in the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid case.((Special arrangement))
The complex would come up on five acres of land allotted to the board following the November 2019 order of the Supreme Court in the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid case.((Special arrangement))

Ayodhya mosque project kicks off on R-Day with raising flag, planting trees

PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:23 AM IST
The area would be having plants and trees from all different geographical regions of India and from different parts of the world in order to create awareness for imminent threat of climate change.
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Commuters on a foot overbridge amid dense fog in New Delhi. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Commuters on a foot overbridge amid dense fog in New Delhi. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Delhi witnesses moderate fog, very poor air: IMD

UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:35 AM IST
Air quality is likely to remain in the lower end of the “very poor” category on January 18 and 19 according to air quality warning system for Delhi
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View of a neighbourhood shrouded in fog as cold wave grips northern India, in Jaipur. (File photo)
View of a neighbourhood shrouded in fog as cold wave grips northern India, in Jaipur. (File photo)

Dense fog continues to envelop Indo-Gangetic plains region

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:33 AM IST
Whenever an intense Western Disturbance passes, there is a lot of moisture in the air and the air is also cool. These conditions are favourable for fog formation, says IMD
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Robert Vadra had denied any wrongdoing in the past even as the Congress party had called the action political vendetta.(HT File Photo)
Robert Vadra had denied any wrongdoing in the past even as the Congress party had called the action political vendetta.(HT File Photo)

ED moves HC for Robert Vadra's custodial interrogation

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:17 AM IST
The ED is conducting an initial inquiry into a money laundering case in the Bikaner land case. The ED has registered an enforcement case information report in the case and summoned Robert Vadra for questioning but in 2018 the firm approached Rajasthan high court against it.
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Manish Sisodia said, “Education ministers from all states should work together to create better systems for India."(PTI)
Manish Sisodia said, “Education ministers from all states should work together to create better systems for India."(PTI)

Govt to work on enhance teacher training and cutting dropout rates: Sisodia

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:50 AM IST
Setting up cadre of specialist teachers, collaborative professional development, shared lesson-planning, and providing teachers with agency and autonomy along with increased interaction with parents were suggested as key measures for improvement of school education and teacher training.
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Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recordings show that on Sunday Delhi’s overall AQI was 347, in the ‘very poor’ zone. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recordings show that on Sunday Delhi’s overall AQI was 347, in the ‘very poor’ zone. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Delhi’s air improves, mercury set to rise this week

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:43 AM IST
“Better wind speed has helped improve dispersion. Air quality is likely to stay in the ‘very poor’ category for the next two days. Further improvement is expected on January 20, when the AQI will come down to the lower end of ‘very poor’ to ‘poor’ category,” the Safar forecast read.
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AAP’s MLA Atishi said, “Aarti Yadav, along with former councillor from the same ward, Anil Yadav, have joined the AAP. We welcome them. Several leaders of the BJP are fed up with the corruption of the BJP-ruled MCDs. To contribute towards development-centric politics, they are joining the AAP.”(Screengrab)
AAP’s MLA Atishi said, “Aarti Yadav, along with former councillor from the same ward, Anil Yadav, have joined the AAP. We welcome them. Several leaders of the BJP are fed up with the corruption of the BJP-ruled MCDs. To contribute towards development-centric politics, they are joining the AAP.”(Screengrab)

BJP MCD councillor Aarti Yadav joins AAP

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:38 AM IST
Aarti Yadav, who is the councillor of ward no 49 in southwest Delhi’s Kapashera, said on Sunday, “I want to work for the people in my ward and I can see opportunity to do good work only in the AAP. There is too much corruption in the BJP.”
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This year’s moot problem focused on the law of bail in the context of special bail provisions that reverse the burden of proof against an accused.(HT Photo)
This year’s moot problem focused on the law of bail in the context of special bail provisions that reverse the burden of proof against an accused.(HT Photo)

Tamil Nadu law varsity wins 17th moot court contest

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:31 AM IST
As many as 67 teams from 101 institutions from across the world, including the United Kingdom, Zambia, Australia, Singapore, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, registered for the event.
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In the earlier detention on January 11, a police team in east Delhi detained six Rohingyas — two boys aged 10 and 14, a 15-year-old girl, a 60-year-old man, a woman, 50 and a 31-year-old man.(File Photo. Representative image)
In the earlier detention on January 11, a police team in east Delhi detained six Rohingyas — two boys aged 10 and 14, a 15-year-old girl, a 60-year-old man, a woman, 50 and a 31-year-old man.(File Photo. Representative image)

Two Rohingya men arrested for living in Delhi ‘illegally’

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:23 AM IST
Deputy commissioner of police (Dwarka) Santosh Kumar Meena, on Friday, said that based on local information, two men, Hamid Hussain (23) and Nabi Hussain (22), were arrested from Hastsal village in Uttam Nagar. A case was registered against them under the Foreigners Act.
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The city, on Sunday, also recorded a positivity rate of 0.36% which, health officials said, is also the lowest so far.(Bloomberg)
The city, on Sunday, also recorded a positivity rate of 0.36% which, health officials said, is also the lowest so far.(Bloomberg)

246 new Covid-19 cases in Capital — positivity rate hits another low

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:06 AM IST
“We can comfortably assume that the third peak in Delhi is over. It is even better now that the vaccine has arrived. However, I still urge people to continue wearing masks and take all necessary precautions against Covid-19,” health minister Satyendar Jain said in a press conference on Sunday.
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"Our prime ministers speak regularly and Prime Minister Johnson has said he will visit India ahead of the G7”, said a statement by the British high commission.(MINT_PRINT)
"Our prime ministers speak regularly and Prime Minister Johnson has said he will visit India ahead of the G7”, said a statement by the British high commission.(MINT_PRINT)

Boris Johnson invites PM Modi to UK for June G7 summit

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 01:05 AM IST
The summit will be held in Cornwall during June 11-13. The UK invited the leaders of India, Australia and South Korea to attend as guest countries to “deepen the expertise and experience around the table”, the statement said.
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