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The vaccination drive resumed at Kaithal in Haryana after one of the sites was shifted following interruptions caused by protesting farmers.(Agency)

After farmers’ protest, vaccination centre shifted in Haryana’s Kaithal

By Neeraj Mohan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Karnal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:38 PM IST
  • Kaithal superintendent of police, Lokender Singh said that some people were protesting at the vaccination centre and therefore the drive was shifted to the civil hospital.
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When the vaccination drive took off at 204 centres across West Bengal, problems were encountered with the CoWIN app(Agencies)
When the vaccination drive took off at 204 centres across West Bengal, problems were encountered with the CoWIN app(Agencies)

Vaccination hits a hurdle in Bengal as Co-WIN app develops glitches on 1st day

By Joydeep Thakur | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:16 PM IST
  • The app was not opening. We had to log in and log out several times. It was also too slow, said an official.
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Partho Dasgupta, the former chief executive officer of BARC India, was arrested in the alleged TRP rigging scam by crime branch of the Mumbai Police on December 24 last year.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Partho Dasgupta, the former chief executive officer of BARC India, was arrested in the alleged TRP rigging scam by crime branch of the Mumbai Police on December 24 last year.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

TRP scam: Ex-CEO of BARC hospitalised

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Dasgupta, a diabetic, was rushed to the hospital from the Taloja Central Prison in Navi Mumbai in the early hours of Saturday after his blood sugar levels went up on Friday midnight.
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Yadav assured his family that since PM Narendra Modi has guaranteed the safety of Covid-19 vaccine, there was nothing to worry.(HT Photo)
Yadav assured his family that since PM Narendra Modi has guaranteed the safety of Covid-19 vaccine, there was nothing to worry.(HT Photo)

A security guard and a sanitation worker first to get Covid-19 vaccine in MP

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:58 PM IST
  • Yadav has shown through for his commitment while managing the crowd of patients and visitors at the hospital without taking a single leave since March 2020, said a hospital official
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Dr Sardana said the beginning of the Covid 19 vaccination drive was a proud moment.
Dr Sardana said the beginning of the Covid 19 vaccination drive was a proud moment.

Kota medical college principal 1st to get vaccine after recovering from Covid-19

By HT Correspondent, Kota
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:43 PM IST
  • Vijay Sardana (58) was critically infected with Covid-19 in September 2020 and was hospitalized in Covid-19 ICU for a week but he didn’t lose courage
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Around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each session site on the inaugural day.
Around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each session site on the inaugural day.

Don't want to do politics over Covid-19 vaccine, says Uddhav Thackeray

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:19 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched India's vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus via video conferencing.
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Patil said the vaccine was a new beginning for everyone.(HT Photo)
Patil said the vaccine was a new beginning for everyone.(HT Photo)

Municipal officer 1st to get Covid vaccine in Kalyan, she has a message

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Thane/kalyan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:03 PM IST
  • Around 2,300 people will get vaccinated in Thane district on Saturday across 23 centres set up in the district
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Sanitation worker Hardeep Singh, 34, after being administered the first dose of the Covishield vaccine at Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, on Saturday. (Deepak Sansta/HT)
Sanitation worker Hardeep Singh, 34, after being administered the first dose of the Covishield vaccine at Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, on Saturday. (Deepak Sansta/HT)

Choose vaccine over virus, says Himachal Pradesh’s first beneficiary

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:00 PM IST
34-year-old sanitation worker, who was administered the first dose at Indira Gandhi Medical College in Shimla, is among 3,760 health workers to be vaccinated on Day 1.
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Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers were vaccinated at AIIMS hospital.(ANI/Twitter)
Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers were vaccinated at AIIMS hospital.(ANI/Twitter)

Don't pay heed to rumours, listen to experts on Covid-19 vaccines, says Kejriwal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:55 PM IST
The Covid-19 vaccination drive began in Delhi with healthcare workers, who were at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic, getting the first shots.
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Marium Gudia, a sanitation worker, was the first to get Covid-19 vaccine at Ranchi Sadar Hospital in Jharkhand.
Marium Gudia, a sanitation worker, was the first to get Covid-19 vaccine at Ranchi Sadar Hospital in Jharkhand.

‘No side effect’: 1st to get vaccine, Jharkhand woman worker gives a thumbs up

By Bedanti Saran | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:42 PM IST
  • Covid 19 vaccination starts in Jharkhand with first shot to a sanitation worker in Ranchi.
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Dr Prabhat Singh said he and his family were excited that he was one of the first to receive Covid vaccine in Prayagraj.
Dr Prabhat Singh said he and his family were excited that he was one of the first to receive Covid vaccine in Prayagraj.

Prayagraj doctor defeated Covid 19 last year, now among 1st to get vaccine shot

By K. Sandeep Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:16 PM IST
  • The 41-year-old doctor expressed complete faith in Covishield vaccine and said that all results have shown it to be an effective protection against the coronavirus and safe.
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The inoculation drive is taking place at 285 centres in Maharashtra where 100 healthcare workers will be administered the shots in a day, and cover 28,500 workers, an official said.(HT photo)
The inoculation drive is taking place at 285 centres in Maharashtra where 100 healthcare workers will be administered the shots in a day, and cover 28,500 workers, an official said.(HT photo)

Covid-19 vaccination drive begins in Maharashtra

PTI, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:02 PM IST
The state has received 9.63 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine and 20,000 doses of Covaxin vaccine, which have been distributed to all the districts.
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The IMD attributed this drop in temperature to the cold westerly winds.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
The IMD attributed this drop in temperature to the cold westerly winds.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)

Mumbai temperature dips to 16.6 degree C, air gets cleaner on Saturday

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:45 AM IST
  • Minimum temperature in the state of Maharashtra is expected to see a gradual fall in the coming days, said a weather department official.
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Union health minister Harsh Vardhan is also present on the occassion.(ANI/Twitter)
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan is also present on the occassion.(ANI/Twitter)

Sanitation worker becomes 1st person to receive Covid-19 vaccine jab in Delhi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the biggest vaccination drive of the world.
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Congress supporters stage a protest over various demands on Kisan Adhikar Diwas, in Patna on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Congress supporters stage a protest over various demands on Kisan Adhikar Diwas, in Patna on Friday.(ANI Photo)

Bihar Congress vows not to let farm laws take effect; march to support farmers

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:18 AM IST
  • Congress workers raised slogan against the Central government over its reluctance to repeal the farm laws, which protesting farmers fear would make them vulnerable to exploitation by big corporates.
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BMC worker Rajesh Tambe at duty in Mumbai(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
BMC worker Rajesh Tambe at duty in Mumbai(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

‘Want health insurance for sanitation workers’

By Sagar Pillai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:28 AM IST
Across India, close to 20 million municipal workers like Rajesh Tambe became an effective frontline force to manage containment zones and provide essential supplies, apart from carrying out daily santisation of localities. Many of them died due to exposure to the virus and other hazardous waste.
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In his 30s, he chatted on WhatsApp video from his drawing room in Jangpura, in company with wife, Anam, and 3-month-old daughter, Rumi, who keeps the couple awake the whole night long.
In his 30s, he chatted on WhatsApp video from his drawing room in Jangpura, in company with wife, Anam, and 3-month-old daughter, Rumi, who keeps the couple awake the whole night long.

The singer confesses

By Mayank Austen Soofi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:09 AM IST
Intro: A Sufi musician answers the Proust questionnaire
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“Please do not mix up the issues of development and crime,” Nitish Kumar said and then snapped when reporters persisted.(ANI)
“Please do not mix up the issues of development and crime,” Nitish Kumar said and then snapped when reporters persisted.(ANI)

Nitish Fumes as journalists question him on murder case

By HT Correspondent, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 06:35 AM IST
Nitish Kumar was talking about the improvement in infrastructure since he assumed power when he was interrupted by journalists who insisted that law and order has deteriorated, citing the murder of Rupesh Kumar Singh, an official of a private airlines, outside his residence in Patna.
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The infamous Nithari murders were believed to be committed between 2005 and 2006. Mondinder Singh Pandher is the owner of the house and Surinder Koli was his domestic help.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
The infamous Nithari murders were believed to be committed between 2005 and 2006. Mondinder Singh Pandher is the owner of the house and Surinder Koli was his domestic help.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Koli held guilty in 12th Nithari murder case, employer Pandher acquitted

By Peeyush Khandelwal, Ghaziabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:52 AM IST
The CBI registered 16 cases, charge sheeting Koli in all of them for murder, abduction, rape besides destruction of evidence, and Pandher in one for immoral trafficking. In 11 previous cases, the court had found Koli guilty in all and had awarded the death sentence.
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The two Chinese women, Chaohong Deng Daoyong, 27, and Wu Jiazhi, 54, were arrested from Lajpat Nagar.(Representational Image)
The two Chinese women, Chaohong Deng Daoyong, 27, and Wu Jiazhi, 54, were arrested from Lajpat Nagar.(Representational Image)

Two Chinese nationals among 12 nabbed for defrauding ‘thousands’

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:15 AM IST
The DCP said the gang floated this fraud as a multi-level marketing scheme, in which users could earn a percentage of a money made by people referred by them. Investigators claimed that two other Chinese nationals, who the police believe to be the kingpins of the racket, are on the run.
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Vendors at Ghazipur poultry market organise their stock on Friday( Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Vendors at Ghazipur poultry market organise their stock on Friday( Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Poultry sale resumes after brief pause, traders say demand low

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:09 AM IST
On Friday, the Ghazipur wholesale poultry market opened after being temporarily shut since last Sunday as a preventive measure against bird flu. Traders, however, expressed concerns over declined demand, with a large section of people apparently avoiding consumption of chicken.
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Fire service officers said the fire was exacerbated by large amounts of plastic and foam in the godown.( anchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Fire service officers said the fire was exacerbated by large amounts of plastic and foam in the godown.( anchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

3 die in blaze at scrap godown in Kirti Nagar

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:47 AM IST
When the firefighters reached the scene, they found that the fire was at a scrap godown, constructed over a 100 square yard plot, and the building had three shanties above it, where people working in the godown lived, said Atul Garg, director, Delhi Fire Services.
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"The BJP should resign from the charge of the MCDs immediately,” said Atishi, AAP MLA from Kalkaji, at a press conference at the party head office in central Delhi on Friday.(Screengrab)
"The BJP should resign from the charge of the MCDs immediately,” said Atishi, AAP MLA from Kalkaji, at a press conference at the party head office in central Delhi on Friday.(Screengrab)

BJP drove MCDs to bankruptcy, alleges AAP; BJP hits

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:42 AM IST
The BJP – which leads all three municipal corporations in the capital -- dismissed the allegations as “baseless” and said the money assured by the AAP government is not even one-third of what it actually owes the MCDs for the third quarter of the financial year 2020-21.
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The decision to induct 1,000 new buses in the DTC fleet was approved by the DTC board, chaired by transport minister Kailash Gehlot,on January 6.(Raj K Raj / HT PHOTO)
The decision to induct 1,000 new buses in the DTC fleet was approved by the DTC board, chaired by transport minister Kailash Gehlot,on January 6.(Raj K Raj / HT PHOTO)

DTC places order for 1,000 new buses; another promise delivered, tweets Kejriwal

UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:09 AM IST
The 1,000 new buses in the DTC fleet is part of the government’s larger plan to scale up Delhi’s existing bus fleet by 4,000, in DTC and the cluster network operated by concessionaires, and also by introducing electric buses.
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The resolution is now sent to municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal for his opinion. (HT FILE)
The resolution is now sent to municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal for his opinion. (HT FILE)

BJP resolution to withdraw special spending powers for Mumbai civic body administration gets Sena support

By Mehul R Thakkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:29 AM IST
Under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, former municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi had in March 2020 empowered certain officers to make financial decisions for the city for the period till the Act was implemented
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 (HT FILE)
(HT FILE)

Schools in Mumbai to remain shut for now

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:22 AM IST
Schools in Mumbai will remain closed for physical classes until further orders, said the BMC in an order issued on Friday
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 (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

28,500 from Maharashtra to get Covid vaccine on Day 1

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:17 AM IST
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to launch the vaccination through an online programme, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray will inaugurate the state’s vaccination drive from a Covid-19 centre in the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), immediately after Modi’s function.
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(From left) PGIMER research dean Dr Gurpreet Singh, director Dr Jagat Ram and AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria at the inaugural ceremony of the new academic session of PGIMER, Chandigarh. (HT PHOTO)
(From left) PGIMER research dean Dr Gurpreet Singh, director Dr Jagat Ram and AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria at the inaugural ceremony of the new academic session of PGIMER, Chandigarh. (HT PHOTO)

Treat patient as whole rather than just disease: AIIMS director

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:16 AM IST
Himself an alumnus of PGIMER, Guleria motivated the newly-inducted doctors at the inaugural ceremony of the new academic session of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
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Chandigarh admn comes to the rescue of MC, releases 130 crore for development

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:14 AM IST
In the beginning of this crucial election year itself, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has received a major shot in the arm with the UT administration finally deciding to financially rescue the beleaguered municipal corporation (MC)
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Restaurant sales in Chandigarh suffer due to avian flu

By Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:13 AM IST
In the wake of avian flu outbreak, not just poultry shops but restaurants in the city, too, are reporting a drop in sales
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