News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 pm: Places of religious worship in Maharashtra to reopen from Nov 16 and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2020 04:52 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Religious places in Maharashtra to reopen on November 16

The Maharashtra government on Saturday said that all religious places in the state will be reopened for devotees from November 16 and wearing of mask will be compulsory. Read more

On Diwali, PM Modi distributes sweets to Indian soldiers at Longewala, rides tank

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday celebrated Diwali with Indian soldiers at Longewala in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer. The prime minister distributed sweets to security forces personnel and wished them on the eve. Read more

Deepika Padukone’s all white sharara at Siddhant Chaturvedi’s Diwali party is perfect for low-key festivities amid coronavirus lockdown

Deepika Padukone, who has been MIA both on social media and otherwise, was recently spotted for the first time in a while as she attended the Diwali bash at Gully Boy actor Siddhant Chaturvedi’s house. Read more

‘Please do not burst crackers’: Virat Kohli sends Diwali wishes from Australia

As India celebrate the auspicious festival of Diwali on Saturday, India captain Virat Kohli also extended his wishes to the nation. Kohli, who is currently in Australia, and is placed under mandatory quarantine ahead of the series, took to Twitter to share a video in which he wished everyone a ‘Happy Diwali’ and also requested them to not burst crackers. Read more

Life-like finger fighting video receives a thumbs up from netizens. Seen it yet?

There are plenty of videos on the Internet that netizens can’t get enough of. This finger fighting video based on a ninja battle theme is a perfect example of that category. Shared on Reddit, the old video has recaptured the attention of netizens. After watching, chances are you will be amazed thoroughly just like others. Read more

‘Expansionism is a mental disorder’: PM Modi at Rajasthan’s Longewala Post

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the soldiers at Rajasthan’s Longewala post on the occasion of Diwali. He congratulated families of soldiers who are deployed along the border in festival season. On the occasion, PM Modi recalled the fight the post had witnessed in 1971 war against Pakistan. He asserted that India will give ‘prachand jawab’ (fierce reply) if it is provoked. PM Modi’s unambiguous message came amid continuing standoff with China at Ladakh border. Longewala post in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer is a strategic post on the western border. It is known for the Battle of Longewala which took place during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. The Prime Minister was accompanied by CDS Gen Rawat, Army Chief Gen Naravane, BSF DG Asthana. Watch more

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Sikar and Bhilwara in Rajasthan recorded minimum temperatures of 0.5 degrees Celsius and 1.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.(HT Photo/ Sakib Ali )
Sikar and Bhilwara in Rajasthan recorded minimum temperatures of 0.5 degrees Celsius and 1.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.(HT Photo/ Sakib Ali )

Cold wave intensifies in parts of Rajasthan; some respite for Kashmir

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:47 PM IST
In Uttar Pradesh, cold wave conditions prevailed at isolated places in the past 24 hours with the lowest temperature recorded at 2.4 degrees Celsius in Etawah.
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VK Sasikala. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)
VK Sasikala. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)

Expelled AIADMK leader Sasikala to be released from prison tomorrow

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:44 PM IST
  • Sasikala was sentenced to four-year imprisonment in February 2017 in the 66 crore disproportionate assets case along with her sister-in-law J Ilavarasi and former Tamil Nadu chief minister late Jayalalithaa's foster son VN Sudhakaran.
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Farmers clashed with Delhi Police personnel near Akshardham. Vehicles parked on the road and DTC buses were damaged(PTI Photo)
Farmers clashed with Delhi Police personnel near Akshardham. Vehicles parked on the road and DTC buses were damaged(PTI Photo)

Timeline of Trouble: Vandalism and violence during Delhi’s R-Day tractor rally

Written by Aditi Prasad, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:34 PM IST
It all began when protesting farmers broke their agreement with the Delhi police and started deviating from approved routes and started moving towards central Delhi.
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Several people, including police personnel, suffered injuries during the clash between protesting farmers and police.(Reuters)
Several people, including police personnel, suffered injuries during the clash between protesting farmers and police.(Reuters)

Delhi police: 83 personnel injured after clashes during farmers' tractor rally

ANI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:30 PM IST
Delhi Police had released the names of the cops who had sustained injuries in the evening.
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"Let me wish everyone in India, as well as those celebrating here in Britain, a very Happy Republic Day," PM Johnson had said.(Screenshot. Twitter/@UKinIndia)
"Let me wish everyone in India, as well as those celebrating here in Britain, a very Happy Republic Day," PM Johnson had said.(Screenshot. Twitter/@UKinIndia)

India thanks British PM Boris Johnson for Republic Day wishes

ANI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:17 PM IST
Anurag Srivastava, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson, tweeted "We thank Prime Minister of United Kingdom @BorisJohnson for his warm wishes on the occasion of India's 72nd RepublicDay."
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Sasikala was sentenced to four years imprisonment in February 2017 in the <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>66 crore disproportionate assets case.(PTI)
Sasikala was sentenced to four years imprisonment in February 2017 in the 66 crore disproportionate assets case.(PTI)

Sasikala to be released on January 27 after serving four-year term in prison

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:09 PM IST
According to prison authorities, the former aide of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, will be formally released tomorrow.
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At least 19 people have been taken to two Delhi hospitals following violence during the tractor rally on Tuesday in the national capital(PTI Photo)
At least 19 people have been taken to two Delhi hospitals following violence during the tractor rally on Tuesday in the national capital(PTI Photo)

News updates from HT: 19 people hospitalised following violence at tractor rally

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:52 PM IST
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Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh(HT photo)
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh(HT photo)

Violence by certain elements in Delhi unacceptable, says Captain Amarinder

UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:48 PM IST
  • Captain Amarinder Singh the violence would negate the goodwill the farmers had earned through their peaceful protests so far.
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Police lathicharge farmers who were attempting to break barricades at ITO during their 'tractor march' on Republic Day, in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Police lathicharge farmers who were attempting to break barricades at ITO during their 'tractor march' on Republic Day, in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Shiromani Akali Dal condemns violence in Delhi during farmers' tractor parade

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:42 PM IST
The party, in a statement here, said it stands for peace and communal harmony and believes in democratic values.
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Haryana police personnel during a mock drill at Badarpur border in Faridabad.(PTI)
Haryana police personnel during a mock drill at Badarpur border in Faridabad.(PTI)

Haryana shuts down mobile internet services in three NCR districts

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:25 PM IST
  • The Haryana government said the decision was taken on the basis of intelligence reports on the likelihood of violence and disturbance of public peace in the state's national capital region districts
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Gurugram: Haryana Police personnel conduct a march near Rajiv Chowk as part of preparations for farmers' tractor rally, in Gurugram, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_25_2021_000228B)(PTI)
Gurugram: Haryana Police personnel conduct a march near Rajiv Chowk as part of preparations for farmers' tractor rally, in Gurugram, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_25_2021_000228B)(PTI)

Haryana on high alert after chaos in Delhi during tractor parade

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:21 PM IST
In view of the violent incidents in several areas during the farmers' tractor parade in Delhi, Haryana Director General of Police Manoj Yadava said a 'high alert' has been sounded in the state.
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A protesting farmer hurls back a tear gas shell towards police as they march to the capital breaking police barricades during Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
A protesting farmer hurls back a tear gas shell towards police as they march to the capital breaking police barricades during Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(AP Photo)

Feel ashamed and take responsibility: Yogendra Yadav on protest violence

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:15 PM IST
"I appealed continuously that we stick to whatever route was decided and not deviate. Only if the movement goes peacefully, we will be able to win," said Yogendra Yadav, who has been supporting the farmers' agitation against the new agriculture laws.
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Farmers push aside a bus to pass along a road during the tractor rally, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)
Farmers push aside a bus to pass along a road during the tractor rally, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)

Farmers' body Samyukt Kisan Morcha calls off tractor rally with immediate effect

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:00 PM IST
The announcement comes after a day of violence in Delhi in which policemen were injured and buses vandalised.
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Artists perform during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations, in Srinagar on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Artists perform during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations, in Srinagar on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

R-Day celebrations end calmly in Kashmir amid tight security, internet shutdown

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:58 PM IST
  • A three-tier security was placed across Kashmir, especially around Srinagar's SK stadium where the main function was held.
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Chief minister Khattar said that at present, there are about 1,500 villages that get 16 to 21 hours of electricity supply daily and added that 24-hour power supply will be ensured in these villages soon.(PTI)
Chief minister Khattar said that at present, there are about 1,500 villages that get 16 to 21 hours of electricity supply daily and added that 24-hour power supply will be ensured in these villages soon.(PTI)

Haryana: 223 more villages included under 24-hour power supply scheme on R-Day

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:16 PM IST
With these 223 villages, the number of villages under the scheme has increased to 5,223.
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