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Updated on Jan 27, 2022 05:48 AM IST
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Air India likely to be handed over to Tata Group today: Timeline

Air India is expected to return to Tata Group after 69 years as the central government will hand over the airline to it on Thursday. The company won the bid in October last year.
On October 25, the Centre signed the share purchase agreement for Air India deal.(Representative Photo)
On October 25, the Centre signed the share purchase agreement for Air India deal.(Representative Photo)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 05:06 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bengal govt rolls out Netaji tableau in Kolkata; TMC, BJP trade charges

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of not honouring Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary.
The West Bengal government rolled out its tableau on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at the Republic Day parade at Kolkata’s Red Road. (ANI Photo)
The West Bengal government rolled out its tableau on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at the Republic Day parade at Kolkata’s Red Road. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 04:04 AM IST
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Visually-challenged man’s papers for sarpanch rejected because he signed in Braille

Nuapara sub-collector Taranisen Naik said the rejection of Sabar’s papers should not be seen merely on the grounds of inability to read and write in Odia, but in totality, an argument that was used for years to keep the disabled out of premier civil services such as the IAS and IFS.
A livid Shantilal Sabar of Odisha’s Nuapada district asked why when he could pass the matric examination conducted by the Odisha Board of Secondary Education using Braille script, he was not allowed to contest the panchayat election (AFP File photo)
A livid Shantilal Sabar of Odisha’s Nuapada district asked why when he could pass the matric examination conducted by the Odisha Board of Secondary Education using Braille script, he was not allowed to contest the panchayat election (AFP File photo)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 03:47 AM IST
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ByDebabrata Mohanty

Manipur Congress MLA joins JD(U) ahead of assembly polls

Khumukcham Joykishan Singh is a sitting MLA from Thangmeiband assembly constituency in Manipur’s Imphal West district where the state’s capital and main commercial hub is located. He was suspended from the Congress party.
MLA Khumukcham Joykishan Singh, accompanied by his supporters, announced his decision to join the JD(U) during a press conference at his Khoyathong residence in Imphal, where JD (U) Lok Sabha MP Ramprit Mandal was also present. (HT Photo)
MLA Khumukcham Joykishan Singh, accompanied by his supporters, announced his decision to join the JD(U) during a press conference at his Khoyathong residence in Imphal, where JD (U) Lok Sabha MP Ramprit Mandal was also present. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 01:44 AM IST
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After PM Modi dons Uttarakhandi cap, Mussoorie artist starts getting queries

CDS General Bipin Rawat was the first celebrity of that stature to adorn the Uttarakhandi cap when it was gifted to him last year, said Sameer Shukla, who is the brain behind the creation of the Brahmkamal cap.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wore an Uttarakhand cap during the Republic Day Parade on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wore an Uttarakhand cap during the Republic Day Parade on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 27, 2022 01:45 AM IST
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ByAjay Ramola

Centre considering Nagaland’s demand to remove AFSPA: CM Rio

The Republic Day celebrations in Nagaland took place peacefully despite the call for non-participation by the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation and the Naga Students’ Federation over last December's Mon killings.
Centre considering Nagaland’s demand to remove AFSPA, hopeful of ‘positive’ outcome: CM Rio
Centre considering Nagaland’s demand to remove AFSPA, hopeful of ‘positive’ outcome: CM Rio
Published on Jan 27, 2022 01:07 AM IST
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Arunachal boy missing: Rijiju says received positive response from Chinese army

The Chinese side has also suggested a place for the handover and are likely to share the date and time soon, Rijiju added.
Union law minister Kiren Rijiju said PLA responded positively indicating handing over of our national and suggested a place of release. (PTI)
Union law minister Kiren Rijiju said PLA responded positively indicating handing over of our national and suggested a place of release. (PTI)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 01:00 AM IST
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Padma Shri Muthukannamal, 82 wants to continue teaching Sathir

Muthukannamal is a seventh generation dancer having performed across Tamil Nadu and Kerala. She was taught by her father.
R Muthukannamal says she hopes she can perform at Pollachi in a temple if an annual festival happens this February or March which has been cancelled over the past two-years due to Covid-19. (HT)
R Muthukannamal says she hopes she can perform at Pollachi in a temple if an annual festival happens this February or March which has been cancelled over the past two-years due to Covid-19. (HT)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:56 AM IST
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Tamil Nadu: Christian group denies charge of religious conversion

The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Congregation that runs the 160-year-old school in Thanjavur – where a 17-year-old-girl died allegedly by suicide – in a statement on Wednesday denied the charge of religious conversion linked to the girl’s death
The superior general of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Congregation said they run their institutions based on the principles of the Indian Constitution and provide secular education for all. (Representative)
The superior general of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Congregation said they run their institutions based on the principles of the Indian Constitution and provide secular education for all. (Representative)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:55 AM IST
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Hyderabad film buffs to celebrate Ajit’s birth centenary

According to Mohammad Safiullah, managing trustee of Hyderabad-based Deccan Heritage Trust, floral tributes will be paid to the actor known for his dialogue delivery.
A request had been made to the Telangana government for naming of a road after Ajit. (HT)
A request had been made to the Telangana government for naming of a road after Ajit. (HT)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:52 AM IST
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Dalit poet Dr Siddalingiah conferred with Padma Shri posthumously

Known for his humour and hard-hitting poetry, Siddalingaiah, was member of Karnataka’s legislative council twice.
Dr Siddalingaiah (Msclrfl22 via Wikimedia Commons)
Dr Siddalingaiah (Msclrfl22 via Wikimedia Commons)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:52 AM IST
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BySharan Poovanna I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Bengaluru

Kerala’s Literacy hero gets Padma Shri, says nation has taken note of her work

she never allowed the disability to come in her way of spreading literacy among the needy. “The country has recognised my work and honoured me. This is the biggest recognition. I am really humbled,” said Rabiya.
A resident of Tirurangadi in Malappuram district, KV Rabiya was confined to a wheel chair since she was 14 due to polio. (HT)
A resident of Tirurangadi in Malappuram district, KV Rabiya was confined to a wheel chair since she was 14 due to polio. (HT)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:51 AM IST
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By, Thiruvananthapuram

Culture, history and diversity: 25 tableaux capture India’s journey

While 12 tableaux were from states and Union territories (UTs), the remaining nine were from various ministries and government departments.
New Delhi, India - Jan. 26, 2022: The Meghalaya state tableau on display during the73rd Republic Day parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
New Delhi, India - Jan. 26, 2022: The Meghalaya state tableau on display during the73rd Republic Day parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:50 AM IST
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Left Front in tizzy over Lokayukta ordinance

The opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front said it will meet Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Thursday with a request not to sign the ordinance.
The Communist Party of India (CPI), a partner in the ruling LDF, secretary Kanam Rajendran said the issue was not discussed at the alliance meeting and the government should have brought it in the state assembly to avoid such a controversy. (HT)
The Communist Party of India (CPI), a partner in the ruling LDF, secretary Kanam Rajendran said the issue was not discussed at the alliance meeting and the government should have brought it in the state assembly to avoid such a controversy. (HT)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:49 AM IST
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By, Thiruvananthapuram

Guv lauds state on labour practices, Covid-19 control in maiden speech

Praising the BJP government, Karnataka governor Thaawarchand Gehlot on Wednesday said that a total of 12,946 inspections were carried out by the Basavaraj Bommai-led BJP government under the Labour Act and 2018 cases were filed
Karnataka governor Thaawarchand Gehlot during the Republic Day parade at Manekshaw Parade Grounds, in Bengaluru on Wednesday. (Agencies)
Karnataka governor Thaawarchand Gehlot during the Republic Day parade at Manekshaw Parade Grounds, in Bengaluru on Wednesday. (Agencies)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:49 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent I Edited Shilpa Ambardar, Bengaluru

Jagan govt carves out 13 new districts in Andhra, names one after TDP founder

According to a notification, the reorganisation of the districts is being done under the Section 3 of the Andhra Pradesh Districts (Formation) Act, 1974. It has called for objections or suggestions in writing on the proposal from the people, who are likely to be affected by this decision, to be submitted to the district collector within 30 days.
Governor Biswabhushan Harichandan said the government was proposing to create 13 more districts in the state with effect from Ugadi, the Telugu New Year Day, falling on April 2 this year. (HT)
Governor Biswabhushan Harichandan said the government was proposing to create 13 more districts in the state with effect from Ugadi, the Telugu New Year Day, falling on April 2 this year. (HT)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:47 AM IST
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By, Hyderabad

Tamil Nadu, Bengal showcase rejected tableau at state functions

Chief ministers of both states have lodged a strong protest with Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the rejection by a Defence ministry committee.
Kolkata, India - January 26, 2022: Netaji tableau (in the view of 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose) of West Bengal Government, which was rejected by Central Government for the parade at Rajpath in Delhi this year, during 73rd Republic Day event at Red Road in Kolkata, West Bengal, India on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times) (Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Kolkata, India - January 26, 2022: Netaji tableau (in the view of 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose) of West Bengal Government, which was rejected by Central Government for the parade at Rajpath in Delhi this year, during 73rd Republic Day event at Red Road in Kolkata, West Bengal, India on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times) (Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:47 AM IST
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Governor’s language remarks sparks row with Tamil Nadu government

Reacting to the speech, Tamil Nadu school education minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi on Wednesday told reporters that the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has maintained a two-language policy (Tamil and English) since the time of C N Annadurai (DMK’s first CM in 1967).
Tamil Nadu governor R N Ravi’s speech on the eve of Republic day wherein he urged students to learn new languages, and his stand on the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) has come under criticism from the government. (ANI)
Tamil Nadu governor R N Ravi’s speech on the eve of Republic day wherein he urged students to learn new languages, and his stand on the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) has come under criticism from the government. (ANI)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:45 AM IST
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By, Chennai

UP elections: Congress releases third list of candidates

The Congress on Wednesday released its third list of 89 candidates, including 37 women, for the UP elections which are scheduled to take place in seven phases starting February 10.
The Congress on Wednesday released its third list of 89 candidates, including 37 women, for the UP elections which are scheduled to take place in seven phases starting February 10. (File photo)
The Congress on Wednesday released its third list of 89 candidates, including 37 women, for the UP elections which are scheduled to take place in seven phases starting February 10. (File photo)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:44 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Lucknow

‘A celebration of democracy’: World leaders pay tribute on Republic Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's counterparts from Australia, UK and Bangladesh were among world leaders who extended their greetings on Republic Day and pledged to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation in diverse areas.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Wednesday\ (RAJ K RAJ/HT)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Wednesday\ (RAJ K RAJ/HT)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:43 AM IST
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Hijab row: Karnataka govt sets up expert committee

The order was issued by SR Umashankar, principal secretary of the primary and education department to Rudra Gowda principal of the Women’s Government Pre-University College on Tuesday.
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Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:42 AM IST
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By, Bengaluru

CM Bommai: Military school to be named after 19th century commander

Karnataka chief minister (CM) Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday announced a series of programmes honouring Sangolli Rayanna, including naming a military school as well as installation of statues, during an event to mark the 191st Remembrance Day of the valiant warrior
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai (PTI)
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai (PTI)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:39 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Bengaluru

Mumbai Police book Google CEO Sundar Pichai for copyright violation

An FIR has been registered by Mumbai Police on court orders against Google, its CEO Sunder Pichai and five other employees of the company in an alleged copyright violation case, city police said on Wednesday.
An FIR has been registered in Mumbai on court orders against Google, its CEO Sunder Pichai and five other employees of the company in an alleged copyright violation case.
An FIR has been registered in Mumbai on court orders against Google, its CEO Sunder Pichai and five other employees of the company in an alleged copyright violation case.
Updated on Jan 27, 2022 12:39 AM IST
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Rumblings in Congress after Padma honour for Azad

The party remained silent and didn’t comment on this exchange. However, the episode was criticised by the old guard of the party, even those who aren’t a part of the G23.
Jammu, Nov 19 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad addresses a press conference at his residence, in Jammu on Friday. (ANI Photo) (Shilpa Thakur)
Jammu, Nov 19 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad addresses a press conference at his residence, in Jammu on Friday. (ANI Photo) (Shilpa Thakur)
Updated on Jan 27, 2022 04:37 AM IST
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UP: 6 dead in Rae Bareli hooch tragedy; govt says accused to be booked under NSA

According to the police, there was a function organised in a village by a 40-year-old woman, Sukhrani, on Tuesday night during which people had consumed alcohol. The woman is among the deceased.
Six people died after consuming liquor at Pahadpur village in UP’s Rae Bareli district late on Tuesday night. (Representational)
Six people died after consuming liquor at Pahadpur village in UP’s Rae Bareli district late on Tuesday night. (Representational)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:35 AM IST
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PM Modi writes to global academics, cricketers with ‘Indian connect’

According to a person aware of the details, the letters are in line with the government's ongoing programme to celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence.
New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rajpath during the73rd Republic Day Celebrations, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rajpath during the73rd Republic Day Celebrations, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:33 AM IST
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Karnataka health dept flags concern over surge in self-testing kits

Compared to the RT-PCR test, which costs between 600-1000 in the market, at-home antigen testing kits cost between 200-300 apiece.
A health worker collects swab sample of a passenger for Covid-19 test at K R Market, in Bengaluru. (HT File photo)
A health worker collects swab sample of a passenger for Covid-19 test at K R Market, in Bengaluru. (HT File photo)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:30 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Bengaluru

At 77, Kaajee Singh becomes first Gorkha-Nepali musician to receive Padma Shri

Credited with popularising the traditional Maruni dance and the Shree Maadal, Kajee Singh lives in the Kalimpong hills of north Bengal.
Born in 1945, Kaajee Singh developed an interest in folk culture and music during his childhood under the influence of his parents. (File Photo)
Born in 1945, Kaajee Singh developed an interest in folk culture and music during his childhood under the influence of his parents. (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 27, 2022 12:32 AM IST
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