Thirty-six British MPs from various parties have written to British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, asking him to raise the issue of farmers’ agitation with the Narendra Modi government(REUTERS)
Thirty-six British MPs from various parties have written to British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, asking him to raise the issue of farmers’ agitation with the Narendra Modi government(REUTERS)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 1pm: 36 British MPs write to Dominic Raab in support of farmers’ protests and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 01:03 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

36 British MPs back farmers’ protest, want UK to raise issue with India

Thirty-six British MPs from various parties - including some of Indian origin and others representing many constituents with links in Punjab – have written to British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, asking him to raise the issue of farmers’ agitation with the Narendra Modi government. Read More

Haryana health minister Anil Vij tests Covid-19 positive, weeks after first Covaxin dose

Haryana health minister Anil Vij, who was administered a dose of Covaxin last month, said on Saturday he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and has been admitted to a hospital. Read More

All states accept Rs 1.1 lakh crore borrowing option to meet GST shortfall

All states and Union territories have decided to go for the first option given by the Centre to meet the revenue shortfall arising out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation with Jharkhand becoming the latest state to join the list, the government said on Saturday. Read More

Third aircraft carrier an operational necessity to counter expansionist China

Indian Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh has pitched for a third aircraft carrier with the Narendra Modi government calling it a necessity in the current security environment in Asia. Read More

Reddit shares picture of ‘floating’ Christmas tree. Would you try it?

With December having begun, it is safe to say that the festive season is upon us. If you’re currently decorating your house with fairy lights and various winter-themed ornaments. Read More

Mank movie review: David Fincher demolishes Hollywood mythmaking in delicious new Netflix film

Alternately hard-nosed and dewy-eyed, Mank is the most fiendishly entertaining movie about movies since Ben Affleck’s Argo. It’s satirical but sweet, weary but vengeful — it’s unlike anything director David Fincher has ever made. Read More

Bhumi Pednekar shows who’s the boss in Rs 1 lakh outfit at Durgamati promotions

Channelling her inner girl boss vibe while promoting her upcoming film Durgamati, Bhumi Pednekar recently stunned in a gorgeous power suit and we can’t help but take fashion inspiration. Read More

‘Govt committed to principle of reform, perform & transform’: PM Modi

While delivering a keynote address at IIT 2020 Global Summit via video conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that his government is fully committed to the principle of reform, perform and transform. He said that India is witnessing a sea change in the way it works. Watch

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File photo of an ULFA cadre in 2011.(Mint File Photo)
File photo of an ULFA cadre in 2011.(Mint File Photo)

Rebels release video SOS of 2 oil firm workers kidnapped in Arunachal Pradesh

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:44 PM IST
  • The ULFA-I wants the oil drilling company to pay its ‘due share’ for extracting natural resources from Assam and rest of northeast region.
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A healthcare worker being administered the vaccine shot at Rajawadi Hospital, Ghatkopar, on Monday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
A healthcare worker being administered the vaccine shot at Rajawadi Hospital, Ghatkopar, on Monday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)

3 post-vaccination deaths not related to inoculation, 1 under probe: Ministry

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:42 PM IST
Telangana death is still under probe, the health ministry said on Wednesday after over 1 lakh people were inoculated in 20 states.
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During the virtual interaction, Rajnath Singh complimented Singapore for the effectiveness of its pandemic mitigation measures and the contribution of that country’s armed forces in restricting the spread of Covid-19. (ANI PHOTO).
During the virtual interaction, Rajnath Singh complimented Singapore for the effectiveness of its pandemic mitigation measures and the contribution of that country’s armed forces in restricting the spread of Covid-19. (ANI PHOTO).

India, Singapore sign pact on submarine rescue support

By Rahul Singh | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:31 PM IST
  • In another move to deepen military cooperation, Rajnath Singh and his Singaporean counterpart Ng Eng Hen expressed their support to the early conclusion of agreements to facilitate live firing drills and to establish reciprocal arrangements for the cross-attendance of military courses.
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A 42-year-old healthcare worker, who had received Covid-19 vaccination, died early Wednesday after complaining of chest pain.(AP)
A 42-year-old healthcare worker, who had received Covid-19 vaccination, died early Wednesday after complaining of chest pain.(AP)

Health worker dies after Covid vaccine jab, official says death not due to it

PTI, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:58 PM IST
The worker was vaccinated at about 11.30 AM on Tuesday at a Primary Health Centre (PHC) in the district and he is said to have developed chest pain at around 2.30 AM on Wednesday.
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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan moves resolution against Centre's farm laws in the special session of State Assembly, in Thiruvananthapuram.(ANI)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan moves resolution against Centre's farm laws in the special session of State Assembly, in Thiruvananthapuram.(ANI)

Central agencies threatening our officials, says Kerala CM, Customs deny charge

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:55 PM IST
  • Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan put Customs in his line of fire over the investigation into the gold smuggling case.
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After serving her term in the prison for more than four years and a fine of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 crore was paid, Sasikala was set for release from the prison on January 27, 2021.(PTI Photo)
After serving her term in the prison for more than four years and a fine of 10 crore was paid, Sasikala was set for release from the prison on January 27, 2021.(PTI Photo)

V K Sasikala taken to Bengaluru hospital after she complains of fever

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:50 PM IST
Sasikala has been taken to the Bowring and Lady Curzon government hospital in Bengaluru from the central prison.
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Bengal BJP’s chief spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya tried to make a distinction between the slogans chanted by his party and the opposition Trinamool.(ANI Photo )
Bengal BJP’s chief spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya tried to make a distinction between the slogans chanted by his party and the opposition Trinamool.(ANI Photo )

‘Goli maaro’ slogan for 2nd day in Bengal, this time at BJP rally

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:44 PM IST
A section of TMC workers had raised the slogan at a roadshow in south Kolkata on Tuesday afternoon.
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During the second break, farmer leader Kavitha Kuruganti said the meeting began with the NIA issue, followed by unions' demand for a repeal of the laws.(HT_PRINT)
During the second break, farmer leader Kavitha Kuruganti said the meeting began with the NIA issue, followed by unions' demand for a repeal of the laws.(HT_PRINT)

Govt offers to amend farm laws; Farmer leaders insist on repeal

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:29 PM IST
The two sides took a break after around one hour of discussions when farmer leaders had langar food.
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On Wednesday, Kerala was put on high alert after fresh cases of bird flu were reported from Alappuzha, said the state animal husbandry department, (HT PHOTO).
On Wednesday, Kerala was put on high alert after fresh cases of bird flu were reported from Alappuzha, said the state animal husbandry department, (HT PHOTO).

Kerala, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh add more bird flu deaths amid second wave

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:19 PM IST
  • In January first week at least 80,000 ducks and 10,000 chickens were culled in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts and the Centre had rushed a high-level team to Kerala. The state government had announced 100 per bird to compensate poultry farmers.
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File photo of former spokesperson of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) Sajad Lone (right) addressing media persons in Srinagar as PAGD President Farooq Abdullah (L) looks on. (PTI)
File photo of former spokesperson of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) Sajad Lone (right) addressing media persons in Srinagar as PAGD President Farooq Abdullah (L) looks on. (PTI)

Gupkar Alliance puts up brave face after Sajjad Lone’s exit

By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:13 PM IST
  • CPI (M) general secretary Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami who is one of the senior most leaders of the Gupkar Alliance said Sajjad Lone could have raised the issues internally instead of exiting.
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All information were made available at ground level first, the health minister tweeted on Wednesday.
All information were made available at ground level first, the health minister tweeted on Wednesday.

'Obviously': Minister on whether beneficiaries were aware of Covaxin fine print

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:07 PM IST
Covaxin beneficiaries were made aware of all information, the Union health minister said again on Wednesday.
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Representational image. (HT Photo)
Representational image. (HT Photo)

Those excluded from Assam NRC can vote if their names are on electoral rolls: EC

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:37 PM IST
Around 1.9 million people were left out of the updated NRC published on August 31, 2019, as part of a process to identify and deport alleged undocumented immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh
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Antony J. Blinken. (REUTERS)
Antony J. Blinken. (REUTERS)

India a ‘bipartisan success story’: Biden’s pick for secretary of state

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:34 PM IST
Antony Blinken, the nominee for the post of secretary of state, said China is the “most significant challenge” to the US
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Sebastian Almeida with his new collection of guitars. (HT PHOTO)
Sebastian Almeida with his new collection of guitars. (HT PHOTO)

Goan guitarist rebuilds collection of rare guitars he lost in fire two years ago

By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:25 PM IST
  • Sebastian Almeida's collection now stands at 82 guitars, 20 more than what he last had when he lost it all in the fire.
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Representational Image.

CBI arrests its DSP, inspector in bribery scam within agency

By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:10 PM IST
As part of the scandal, crucial case related information and documents were allegedly being leaked since 2018 to individuals/companies being investigated for bank frauds
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