Gurugram, India- March 18, 2020: People seen wearing protective masks as a precautionary measure amid rising coronavirus scare at Civil Hospital, Sector 10, in Gurugram, India, on Wednesday, 18 March 2020. (Photo by Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Gurugram, India- March 18, 2020: People seen wearing protective masks as a precautionary measure amid rising coronavirus scare at Civil Hospital, Sector 10, in Gurugram, India, on Wednesday, 18 March 2020. (Photo by Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

An appeal to HT readers amid coronavirus outbreak

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 10:17 AM IST

The Hindustan Times appeals to its readers to continue taking precautions as India battles coronavirus in a united manner.

 

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A medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine(AP)

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By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:19 AM IST
  • India is currently conducting the world’s largest vaccination drive against Covid-19, administering shots of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine, Covishield, and Bharat Biotech International Limited’s Covaxin.
The protesting farmers continued to allege that ‘anti-social’ elements orchestrated the Jan 26 violence in order to torpedo their peaceful protests against the laws.(ANI Photo)
The protesting farmers continued to allege that ‘anti-social’ elements orchestrated the Jan 26 violence in order to torpedo their peaceful protests against the laws.(ANI Photo)

LIVE: No bullet injury, farmer died after tractor overturned, says UP Police

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:12 AM IST
Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava said on Wednesday that 19 people had been arrested so far and more than 25 criminal cases were registered. “No culprit will be spared. 19 accused have been arrested and 50 people have been detained. They are being questioned,” he said.
India’s electronics and information technology ministry has informed the Chinese firms that the ban on 59 apps, including TikTok. (Reuters)
India’s electronics and information technology ministry has informed the Chinese firms that the ban on 59 apps, including TikTok. (Reuters)

Beijing opposes New Delhi move to retain ban on 59 Chinese apps

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:28 AM IST
  • The ban was imposed last June on grounds of national security, months after the military standoff emerged into the open.
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The education ministry has already announced that the joint entrance examination for admission to engineering colleges will be held online four times a year from this year.(iStock/HT Archive)
The education ministry has already announced that the joint entrance examination for admission to engineering colleges will be held online four times a year from this year.(iStock/HT Archive)

Ministries at odds over NEET exam

By Sunetra Choudhury, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:53 AM IST
  • Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal’s proposal raised the hopes of thousands of students who were hoping to get two options.
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All other activities are permitted outside containment zones, which are epicentres of Covid-19 infections and have restricted entry and stringent perimeter control.(Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)
All other activities are permitted outside containment zones, which are epicentres of Covid-19 infections and have restricted entry and stringent perimeter control.(Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)

Swimming pools to movie halls, more curbs relaxed

By Neeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:48 AM IST
  • The guidelines for “Surveillance, Containment and Caution”, applicable for February 1-28, also said the civil aviation ministry may take a call on further opening up of international air travel in consultation with the MHA.
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Two days before the violence broke out in parts of Delhi, Tomar maintained the Centre had made its best offer and would wait for the farmers to return to the negotiating table.(AP Photo)
Two days before the violence broke out in parts of Delhi, Tomar maintained the Centre had made its best offer and would wait for the farmers to return to the negotiating table.(AP Photo)

Govt indicates offer to farmers still on table, channel for talks kept open

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:39 AM IST
  • The offer, however, is seen by many farm leaders as a tactic by the government to buy time, particularly keeping in mind the Punjab assembly elections due in February 2022.
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Damaged security screening stations at Red Fort, a day after the violence in the Capital. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Damaged security screening stations at Red Fort, a day after the violence in the Capital. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Actor, ex-gangster at centre of farmers’ ire

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:36 AM IST
  • The farmers accused the two of taking control of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha stage on Monday evening, and pushing farmers to march onto the Outer Ring Road rather than the route decided with the police.
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Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s memorial in Chennai. (HT FILE PHOTO).
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s memorial in Chennai. (HT FILE PHOTO).

Jayalalithaa’s residence: Madras HC allows state to hold event on January 28

By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:44 AM IST
  • Even though the case was posted for February 4, the court heard the case on Wednesday based on the request of the former Tamil Nadu CM's family.
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The court said there were 189 proposals regarding appointments pending with the government as on December 31.(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)
The court said there were 189 proposals regarding appointments pending with the government as on December 31.(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)

Fix timeline for judicial appointments, says SC

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:40 AM IST
  • An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde said that all endeavours should be made to ensure appointments come through in a time-bound manner.
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BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari made the allegations at a public rally in Jhargram on Wednesday. (ANI PHOTO).
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari made the allegations at a public rally in Jhargram on Wednesday. (ANI PHOTO).

TMC rigged the 2018 panchayat polls, alleges Suvendu Adhikari

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:26 AM IST
  • The TMC, however, has hit back calling it the height of hypocrisy and refuting the charges as baseless allegations.
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Security personnel guard Red Fort a day after protesters stormed the monument. (PTI)
Security personnel guard Red Fort a day after protesters stormed the monument. (PTI)

Cracks in stir after mayhem; farmers call off Feb 1 march

By Zia Haq, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:22 AM IST
  • Leaders of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the platform of farm unions leading the protests, on Wednesday apologised for the violent events in Delhi that have dented the credibility of the movement.
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France’s ecological transition minister Barbara Pompili, whose post is considered number two in the government, will begin her visit to India on Thursday. (TWITTER/@barbarapompili)
France’s ecological transition minister Barbara Pompili, whose post is considered number two in the government, will begin her visit to India on Thursday. (TWITTER/@barbarapompili)

India, France to sign two agreements during French minister's 5-day visit

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:03 AM IST
  • Singh and Pompili will preside over the signing of a letter of intent between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the French Development Agency (AFD) for developing a floating solar plant of up to 150 MW.
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Twitter suspends at least 500 accounts for ‘spam, manipulation’

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:14 AM IST
New Delhi: Microblogging website Twitter on Wednesday took down at least 500 accounts for “spam and platform manipulation”, as the fall out of the farmers’ tractor rally that turned violent in Delhi on Tuesday
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Govt indicates offer to farmers still on table, channel for talks kept open

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:13 AM IST
NEW DELHI Although the farmers’ protest march on Republic Day took a violent turn, leaving many police personnel injured and leading to the destruction of public property, government managers indicated on Wednesday that the Centre will keep its communication channels with farm unions open and its offer to put the three controversial agricultural laws in abeyance for 18 months will stay
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Farmers remove tents from a protest site at the Ghazipur border on Wednesday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photos)
Farmers remove tents from a protest site at the Ghazipur border on Wednesday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photos)

Punjab villages sombre after clash, still back stir

By Navrajdeep Singh, Hindustan Times, Tarn Taran/patiala/sangrur/ludhiana
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:20 AM IST
Across Punjab’s hinterlands — especially in the home villages of senior farm leaders — there was disappointment over the violence that farm protesters unleashed when they broke through barricades, clashed violently with police, ran riot on the Capital’s streets and stormed the Red Fort, hoisting the Nishan Sahib, the flag of the Sikhs, on its ramparts.
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