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Mehul Choksi siphoned off close to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7,080 crore in the <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>13,578 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud before fleeing to Antigua on January 4, 2018, a month before the mega-scam came to notice.(HT Photo)

Antigua revokes citizenship of Mehul Choksi

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 12:57 AM IST
The development was confirmed to HT by at least two officers in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED), who added that the fugitive businessman is currently fighting revocation of his citizenship in an Antiguan civil court.
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The new rules that will cover over-the-top (OTT) platforms such as Netflix and Hotstar, social media intermediaries such as Facebook and Twitter, and digital news media, were notified by the government on Thursday.
The new rules that will cover over-the-top (OTT) platforms such as Netflix and Hotstar, social media intermediaries such as Facebook and Twitter, and digital news media, were notified by the government on Thursday.

New rules make way for self-regulation: I&B ministry secretary

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 12:31 AM IST
“There will be no authoritarian process,” information and broadcasting ministry secretary Amit Khare told Hindustan Times. “The regulation system is accountable to the courts. Any misuse of power can be checked.”
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After the elephant attacked and killed the man, it moved southwards leaving behind the 2-year-old calf, which is still in the village. (FOREST DEPT).
After the elephant attacked and killed the man, it moved southwards leaving behind the 2-year-old calf, which is still in the village. (FOREST DEPT).

Chhattisgarh man trampled to death while trying to take selfie with an elephant

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 12:20 AM IST
  • The kin of the deceased have been given an instant relief amount of 25,000 and the body has been sent for post-mortem.
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People above 65 years of age, those with comorbidities, pregnant women and children below 10 years of age should take necessary precautions, the government advised. In picture - people near the Marina beach in Chennai.(ANI)
People above 65 years of age, those with comorbidities, pregnant women and children below 10 years of age should take necessary precautions, the government advised. In picture - people near the Marina beach in Chennai.(ANI)

Tamil Nadu extends Covid-19 lockdown till March 31

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:36 PM IST
The state government, in its new order on Sunday, said that the lockdown is being extended to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus effectively and also asked all district administrations to enforce strict Covid-19 appropriate behaviour.
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Amravati is under lockdown as Covid-19 cases witnessed a sudden uptick. (ANI)
Amravati is under lockdown as Covid-19 cases witnessed a sudden uptick. (ANI)

Feb spike of Covid-19 in several states: What we know about mutants, variants

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:04 PM IST
Mutations eventually accumulate to generate variants that differ from the original virus more and more.
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Teachers cited stress nearly twice as often as insufficient pay as a reason for quitting. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Teachers cited stress nearly twice as often as insufficient pay as a reason for quitting. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Stress key reason for teachers to quit job before, during pandemic: Study

ANI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 10:08 PM IST
Most former teachers went on to take jobs with less or equal pay, with 3 in 10 taking jobs with no health insurance or retirement benefits.
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Health ministry on Sunday released a detailed guideline on how to self-register for vaccine on Co-Win app.
Health ministry on Sunday released a detailed guideline on how to self-register for vaccine on Co-Win app.

How to register on Co-Win: Ministry releases step-by-step guideline

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:17 PM IST
Booking once made on Co-Win app can be rescheduled to even a vaccination centre of another city, in case people have to travel between the two doses of vaccination
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File photo: National Conference president and former J-K PM Farooq Abdullah. (HT Photo)
File photo: National Conference president and former J-K PM Farooq Abdullah. (HT Photo)

'Congress must unite to defeat ‘divisive’ forces': Farooq Abdullah

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:59 PM IST
  • “I want the Congress party to be strong. I want the Congress to unite and fight the divisive forces," he said.
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Union Minister for Health &amp; Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan.(ANI)
Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan.(ANI)

Health Minister lauds contributions of medical professionals in pandemic

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:58 PM IST
He made these remarks at the Global Indian Physicians Congress, organised by the Global Association for Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO), through video conference, the ministry said in a statement.
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The average voting percentage across all these local bodies together was around 60.26 per cent, it said.(HT Photo )
The average voting percentage across all these local bodies together was around 60.26 per cent, it said.(HT Photo )

Over 60% voter turnout recorded in Gujarat local body polls

PTI, Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:24 PM IST
As per the provisional figures, voter turnout of 54.95 per cent across 81 municipalities, 62.41 per cent in 31 district panchayats, and 63.42 per cent in 231 taluka panchayat, was recorded, the State Election Commission (SEC) said.
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A farmer sleeps inside a mosquito net during a protest against the new farm laws, at the Singhu border in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
A farmer sleeps inside a mosquito net during a protest against the new farm laws, at the Singhu border in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

Delhi sees 2nd highest mean maximum temperature for Feb since 1901

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:09 PM IST
The highest mean maximum temperature recorded for February in Delhi was 29.7 degrees Celsius in 2006, the IMD officials said.
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Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that his party will have work round the clock and formulate a strategy in the upcoming polls to fight BJP.(File photo)
Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that his party will have work round the clock and formulate a strategy in the upcoming polls to fight BJP.(File photo)

Appreciating BJP's work ethics, Rashid Alvi says Congress must work 24/7

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:59 PM IST
Alvi also commented on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's regret that he could not learn Tamil Nadu, during his monthly radio programme Maan Ki Baat.
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A health worker during a dry run for the administration of Covid-19 vaccine.(ANI/ File photo)
A health worker during a dry run for the administration of Covid-19 vaccine.(ANI/ File photo)

News updates from HT: Dry run at 4 govt-run hospitals in Pune tomorrow

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:56 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Congress flags waves at rallies
Congress flags waves at rallies

Congress faces uphill battle in poll-bound states

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:40 PM IST
Barring Kerala, where the party feels it is poised to defeat the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF), the Congress is beset with ally troubles in all other poll-bound states-- Assam, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu -- and the Union Territory of Puducherry.
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A health worker wearing a PPE kit collects a swab sample of an old lady for the Covid-19 test at Dadar railway station. (ANI Photo)
A health worker wearing a PPE kit collects a swab sample of an old lady for the Covid-19 test at Dadar railway station. (ANI Photo)

8,293 new cases in Maharashtra as Covid-19 spike continues amid lockdown, curbs

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:18 PM IST
There are 12 active containment zones in Mumbai and 133 buildings have been sealed, according to data released by the Bhrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
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The Centre has made FASTags mandatory from February 15 midnight and any vehicle not fitted with it will be charged double the toll at electronic toll plazas across the country, as per the current rules. (HT PHOTO).
The Centre has made FASTags mandatory from February 15 midnight and any vehicle not fitted with it will be charged double the toll at electronic toll plazas across the country, as per the current rules. (HT PHOTO).

Centre to begin live monitoring for toll-plazas to measure queues, waiting time

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:35 PM IST
  • The live monitoring system will measure the ‘Daily Congestion Index’ for each plaza as well as the overall congestion across the national highway network.
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File photo: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(HT photo)
File photo: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(HT photo)

New agriculture reform laws death warrant for farmers: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

By S Raju, Meerut
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:19 PM IST
  • Kejriwal said all the previous governments cheated farmers on their demand for an appropriate price for their crops
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Hindu Mahasabha organisation member drinks with other members and supporters a cup of panchagavya, a traditional Hindu ritual mixture made of cow dung, urine, milk, curd and ghee, as they attend a ‘gaumutra (cow urine) party’ to fight coronavirus in New Delhi.(Photo: Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
Hindu Mahasabha organisation member drinks with other members and supporters a cup of panchagavya, a traditional Hindu ritual mixture made of cow dung, urine, milk, curd and ghee, as they attend a ‘gaumutra (cow urine) party’ to fight coronavirus in New Delhi.(Photo: Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)

Rename Congress as Godsevadi Congress Party, Hindu Mahasabha taunts Sonia Gandhi

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:55 PM IST
  • Former corporator Babulal Chaurasiya who joined the Congress recently, used to be an admirer of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.
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The 4.41km stretch between Dakshineswar and Noapara was sanctioned 11 years ago but more than 500 encroachments took over seven years for the work to progress.. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)
The 4.41km stretch between Dakshineswar and Noapara was sanctioned 11 years ago but more than 500 encroachments took over seven years for the work to progress.. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

'Dream of Kolkata': Piyush Goyal on 'world-class' Noapara-Dakshineswar metro

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:13 PM IST
The minister said that the train with world-class facilities will benefit around 50,000 commuters every day.
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For those willing to get the vaccine at private centres, each dose is likely to cost <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>250 at the session site. (Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
For those willing to get the vaccine at private centres, each dose is likely to cost 250 at the session site. (Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

Delhi Covid-19 vaccine third phase starts tomorrow: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:27 PM IST
Those who wish to get inoculated at a private hospital will have to pay for their dose. Private hospitals have been allowed to charge up to 250 per dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
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Co-win app will be thrown open for self-registration after the second phase begins at 9am on March 1.
Co-win app will be thrown open for self-registration after the second phase begins at 9am on March 1.

Co-Win registration from 9am tomorrow as India enters 2nd phase of vaccination

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:34 PM IST
Co-Win 2.0 is not a new app. It's an upgrade of the existing app through which the government conducted the first phase of vaccination. For this upgrade, vaccination was stalled on Saturday and Sunday.
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Rakesh Tikait alleged that the Centre formulated the new farm laws without the consent of the farmers.(PTI)
Rakesh Tikait alleged that the Centre formulated the new farm laws without the consent of the farmers.(PTI)

Keep tractors ready as you may have to reach Delhi anytime: Rakesh Tikait

ANI, Shamli, Uttar Pradesh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:54 PM IST
"This is my appeal to farmers that they should continue to work in their fields and also keep their tractors ready with their tanks full of oil as they may have to come to Delhi anytime," Rakesh Tikait said.
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A health worker prepares to administer a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at the Super Speciality Hospital Hospital in Srinagar,(Bloomberg)
A health worker prepares to administer a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at the Super Speciality Hospital Hospital in Srinagar,(Bloomberg)

67% health workers, 59% other frontline workers given Covid-19 vaccine in in J-K

By Ashiq Hussain
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:36 PM IST
  • On Saturday, the Centre asked all the states and union territories to closely monitor the trajectory of Covid infections to prevent surge in cases and assiduously expedite vaccination of priority groups.
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Ghulam Nabi Azad served as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir between 2005 and 2008,(ANI)
Ghulam Nabi Azad served as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir between 2005 and 2008,(ANI)

'I appreciate him for...': Ghulam Nabi Azad goes all praise for PM Modi

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:29 PM IST
His statement comes days after PM Modi sang high praises of the leader. A "true friend" to him, Azad set high standards as a Member of Parliament and the Leader of Opposition, PM said.
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Biocon Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar Shaw(HT File Photo)
Biocon Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar Shaw(HT File Photo)

Companies 'feel betrayed' due to capping of Covid-19 vaccine price: Shaw

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:03 PM IST
Mazumdar-Shaw asked, "If WHO has agreed to USD 3 per dose, why beat them down to USD 2?"
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Delivery persons transporting LPG gas cylinders in a rickshaw cart in Patna (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
Delivery persons transporting LPG gas cylinders in a rickshaw cart in Patna (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

1 cr more free LPG connections planned in next 2 yrs: Oil secretary

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:01 PM IST
Oil Secretary Tarun Kapoor said plans are in the works to provide LPG connection with bare-minimum identity documents and without insisting on residence proof of the place of availing the cooking gas.
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Indian Air Force (IAF) arrives to participate in the 70th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force, in Colombo. (ANI Photo)
Indian Air Force (IAF) arrives to participate in the 70th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force, in Colombo. (ANI Photo)

Sri Lanka 'Priority One' partner in defence: India

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:55 PM IST
Sri Lanka is "Priority One" partner for India in the defence sphere, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said in a statement on Sunday.
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A branch of Bank of Baroda (BoB) is seen in this file photo. Bank of Baroda has announced the launch of banking services on messaging platform WhatsApp.(Mint Photo)
A branch of Bank of Baroda (BoB) is seen in this file photo. Bank of Baroda has announced the launch of banking services on messaging platform WhatsApp.(Mint Photo)

FASTags, vaccine, banking transaction: List of rules to be effective in March

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:04 PM IST
The IFSC codes of e-Vijaya and e-Dena, banks that have been merged with Bank of Baroda, will be discontinued from March 1.
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Pramod Chandra Mody will continue as chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) till May 31.(Mint)
Pramod Chandra Mody will continue as chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) till May 31.(Mint)

CBDT chairman PC Mody gets another extension till May 31

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:14 PM IST
  • In August last year the government extended his tenure for another six-month effective from September 1, 2020 to ensure continuity in the leadership on income-tax matters during the Union Budget 2021-22. Accordingly, he was due to retire on February 28, 2021.
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal(ANI file photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal(ANI file photo)

News updates from HT: Kejriwal says Centre can buy produce at MSP, shares formul

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:13 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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