Actress Payal Ghosh with Union Minister and RPI chief Ramdas Athawale at a press conference after she joined the Republican Party of India (RPI) as vice president of its women's wing, in Mumbai, Monday, October 26, 2020.(PTI photo)
Actress Payal Ghosh with Union Minister and RPI chief Ramdas Athawale at a press conference after she joined the Republican Party of India (RPI) as vice president of its women's wing, in Mumbai, Monday, October 26, 2020.(PTI photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Actor Payal Ghosh joins Union minister Ramdas Athawale’s party and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 04:58 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Actor Payal Ghosh joins Union minister Ramdas Athawale-led Republican Party of India (A)

Actor Payal Ghosh has joined Union minister Ramdas Athawale-led Republican Party of India (A) in Mumbai and has been named as the vice president of its women’s wing, reports said on Monday. Ghosh had recently accused Anurag Kashyap of rape, a charge denied by the filmmaker. Read more

Bihar Assembly Election: Will give momentum to growth in Bihar, if voted to power, says Nitish Kumar

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday exhorted voters to bring him back to power so that the development initiatives taken by his government in the past 15 years could be continued. Read more

Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper arrive in New Delhi for India-US 2+2 dialogue

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and defence secretary Mark Esper arrived in New Delhi on Monday afternoon for the 2+2 dialogue. The talks will be held on Tuesday. Read more

Hardik Pandya takes a knee during IPL 2020 match to show support to Black Lives Matter movement

India allrounder Hardik Pandya became the first player in Indian Premier League 2020 in the UAE to take a knee to show support to the Black Lives Matter movement. Pandya made the gesture during Mumbai Indians’ IPL 2020 match against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Read more

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne to honour Irrfan, Rishi Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput with special screenings of their films

Late actors Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput will be honoured at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. As a part of IFFM’s tribute section, the festival will be screening Irrfan’s Song of Scorpion, Rishi’s 102 Not Out and Sushant’s Kedarnath this year. Read more

Airtel IQ cloud-based communication platform launched in India: Here’s what it does

Airtel is making its presence even stronger in the enterprise segment by introducing Airtel IQ. It is a cloud-based communication platform that enables secure and easy communication between customers and businesses.Read more

Indian, Pakistani women diagnosed with more aggressive breast cancer at younger age: Study

Indian and Pakistani women are diagnosed with breast cancer, including more aggressive forms, at a younger age, according to a study that provides an insight into understanding the risk factors influencing the disease. Read more

Man covers himself with over 6 lakh bees, bags record. Video creates buzz

Guinness World Records often takes to Facebook to share such videos of records which are astonishing, shocking or awe-inspiring. Chances are their throwback video, posted a few hours ago, will make you feel all of these things at once. It shows how a man named Ruan Liangming made his record involving bees, a lot of them. Read more

Bihar: Tejashwi offers onion garland to CM Nitish, Chirag questions liquor ban

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday said that besides unemployment, inflation is the biggest issue in Bihar Assembly Elections as onion prices are skyrocketing.”Inflation is the biggest issue. BJP people used to wear a garland of onions. Now it is about to touch Rs 100/kg. Watch Here

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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar addresses the media at a press conference in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar addresses the media at a press conference in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)

Congress, Rahul Gandhi instigated farmers protest, claims Prakash Javadekar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:35 PM IST
Referring to the unfurling of a flag from the ramparts of Red Fort, Javadekar said, "India won't tolerate the manner in which the Tricolour was insulted at the Red Fort."
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressing office bearers of UDF in Wayanad, his constituency in north Kerala. (HT PHOTO).
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressing office bearers of UDF in Wayanad, his constituency in north Kerala. (HT PHOTO).

Congress to field mix of youth and experience for Kerala polls: Rahul Gandhi

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:33 PM IST
  • On a two day visit to his constituency, he will kick-start the party’s election campaign in Kerala and meet many local leaders.
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Akash Pathak who is accused of orchestrating a job scam with his father Abhay Pathak. Both were arrested last month.(Facebook)
Akash Pathak who is accused of orchestrating a job scam with his father Abhay Pathak. Both were arrested last month.(Facebook)

Odisha govt fails to file charges, IFS officer, son get bail in corruption case

By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:29 PM IST
  • The Odisha Vigiance Department which had accused teh IFS officer of amassing disproportionate assets worth 9.35 crore had claimed that it was the biggest case of disproportionate assets in its history.
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File photo of Fatima Safa, during Rahul Gandhi's previous visit to Kerala in 2019.(ANI Photo)
File photo of Fatima Safa, during Rahul Gandhi's previous visit to Kerala in 2019.(ANI Photo)

Kerala student wins praise for flawlessly translating Rahul Gandhi's speech

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:01 PM IST
The former Congress president is on a two-day visit to Wayanad. The visit comes in the wake of Assembly elections in the state in April-May.
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Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that all subjects sign a consent form before the trials that detail all the possible adverse effects of the vaccine inoculation.(HT Photo)
Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that all subjects sign a consent form before the trials that detail all the possible adverse effects of the vaccine inoculation.(HT Photo)

Ministry asks states to implement plan for regulating online health aggregators

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:55 PM IST
The ministry has further advised that the Department of Home of the state concerned may also be requested to investigate such matters with an objective to prevent any kind of violation (civil or criminal/cyber or otherwise) of applicable laws.
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India will on Thursday dispatch 500,000 doses of Covishield vaccines to Sri Lanka as grant assistance under its “Vaccine Maitri” initiative(MINT_PRINT)
India will on Thursday dispatch 500,000 doses of Covishield vaccines to Sri Lanka as grant assistance under its “Vaccine Maitri” initiative(MINT_PRINT)

News updates from HT: India extends 'Vaccine Maitri' initiative to Sri Lanka

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:53 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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Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar and Union jal shakti minister Gajendra Shekhawat will be the keynote speakers at the summit. (PTI)
Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar and Union jal shakti minister Gajendra Shekhawat will be the keynote speakers at the summit. (PTI)

‘Never said doors for dialogue are closed’: Prakash Javadekar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:47 PM IST
  • "We have never said that the doors for dialogue are closed. Have you heard? Whenever talks are held, we will let you know," Prakash Javadekar said. The government has so far held 11 rounds of talks with the farmers who have been protesting since November 26 last year.
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A damaged police vehicle, damaged in Republic Day violence, is seen in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
A damaged police vehicle, damaged in Republic Day violence, is seen in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

No one will be spared, says Delhi Police commissioner on R-Day violence

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:47 PM IST
Giving details about the injuries sustained by the cops, he said that 394 police personnel are injured and some of them are in the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) of various hospitals.
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The accused was arrested on the complaint of the victim's father.(Representational Photo/Getty Images)
The accused was arrested on the complaint of the victim's father.(Representational Photo/Getty Images)

Uttarakhand man bludgeons 9-year-old cousin to death with cricket bat

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:43 PM IST
  • Police said the accused had an altercation with the victim earlier in the day and then barged into his room in the evening and thrashed him with a cricket bat.
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Indian farmer volunteers managing the stage keep guard at Singhu, the Delhi-Haryana border camp for protesting farmers against three farm bills, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021.(AP)
Indian farmer volunteers managing the stage keep guard at Singhu, the Delhi-Haryana border camp for protesting farmers against three farm bills, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021.(AP)

Day after violence, farm leaders postpone February 1 march to Parliament

By hindustantimes.com, HT Correspondent | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:41 PM IST
The farmers had decided to march to Parliament to mark their protest against the three contentious farm laws passed by the government in September last year.
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Since the launch of the Vaccine Maitri (Vaccine Friendship) initiative on January 20, India has provided vaccines to Bhutan, the Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Seychelles and Mauritius. (MEA) (Image used for representation).
Since the launch of the Vaccine Maitri (Vaccine Friendship) initiative on January 20, India has provided vaccines to Bhutan, the Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Seychelles and Mauritius. (MEA) (Image used for representation).

India to send 5 lakh Covid-19 vaccines to Sri Lanka as part of ‘Vaccine Maitri’

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:32 PM IST
  • The delivery of vaccines made by the Serum Institute of India will fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa during their virtual summit last September for all possible support to minimise the health and economic impacts of the pandemic.
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The police officials claimed that Maoists are under pressure in the Manpur area of Rajnandgaon district because of anti-naxal operations going on in the region.(Representative Photo)
The police officials claimed that Maoists are under pressure in the Manpur area of Rajnandgaon district because of anti-naxal operations going on in the region.(Representative Photo)

Chhattisgarh: Maoists kill 2 villagers in Rajnandgaon

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:26 PM IST
As per information, on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, Maoists killed two villagers on the suspicion of being a police informer in Rajnandgaon district.
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Ayodhya: A flag hoisting ceremony on the occasion of the Republic Day before the symbolic foundation stone laying for the construction of a mosque in the 5 acre land, which has been alloted after the Supreme Court verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babari Masjid case, at Dhannipur, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_26_2021_000291B)(PTI)
Ayodhya: A flag hoisting ceremony on the occasion of the Republic Day before the symbolic foundation stone laying for the construction of a mosque in the 5 acre land, which has been alloted after the Supreme Court verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babari Masjid case, at Dhannipur, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_26_2021_000291B)(PTI)

UPSCWB to seek clearance of Ayodhya development authority for Dhannipur complex

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:24 PM IST
  • The Dhannipur project includes a mosque, hospital, museum, library, community kitchen, Indo-Islamic Cultural Research Centre and a publication house.
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A medical worker (R) inoculates a medical staff with a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Manipal Hospital, in New Delhi on January 19, 2021. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)(AFP)
A medical worker (R) inoculates a medical staff with a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Manipal Hospital, in New Delhi on January 19, 2021. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)(AFP)

Bihar amps up Covid vaccination drive, enrols close to 2 lakh frontline staff

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:20 PM IST
Frontline workers are those under the ministry of home affairs, ministry of housing and urban affairs and revenue staff of department of health.
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Cinema halls, facing huge losses, had also been demanding that the number of seats be increased. The government has said that they can have more people watching the shows for which revised SOPs will be issued by the I&B ministry. (HT PHOTO).
Cinema halls, facing huge losses, had also been demanding that the number of seats be increased. The government has said that they can have more people watching the shows for which revised SOPs will be issued by the I&B ministry. (HT PHOTO).

In MHA’s new guidelines, swimming pools open for all, more people in theatres

By Neeraj Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:10 PM IST
  • Issuing new guidelines for containment and surveillance, which will come into effect from February 1, the ministry of home affairs (MHA) also asked the civil aviation ministry to further open up international air travel in consultation with it.
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