J-K DGP Dilbagh Singh said 250 terrorists are currently active in Jammu and Kashmir and that Pakistan intensified cross-border firing to push in as many of them in 2019.( Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
J-K DGP Dilbagh Singh said 250 terrorists are currently active in Jammu and Kashmir and that Pakistan intensified cross-border firing to push in as many of them in 2019.( Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 pm: Terror-related incidents, infiltration came down in 2019, says J-K DGP Dilbag Singh and all the latest news at this hour

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 09:00 PM IST

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

Terror-related incidents, infiltration came down in 2019: J-K DGP Dilbag Singh

There was a 30% dip in terror-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in 2019 and a decrease in the number of infiltrations into the Valley as compared to last year, the region’s police chief Dilbag Singh said on Tuesday. Read more.

From shopping to banking: Be ready for these 10 changes in 2020

This new year, you will see changes in the way you shop and bank and will have to pay more for certain vehicles. There will be new rules which will have a big impact on the way you use your ATM card as well. Read more.

Exploitation rampant in Malayalam cine world, judicial panel tells Kerala govt

Justice Hema Commission, appointed by the Kerala government two years ago after the alleged sexual assault of a leading actor of Malayalam cinema, has found serious discrimination and exploitation in film industry, people familiar with the development said. Read more.

Cold spell continues in north India but winds from Bay of Bengal hold hope

Easterlies have started improving the severe cold spell which was impacting northwest India for nearly a fortnight now. According to the IMD, the wind direction changed from north-westerly to easterly (which brings moist air from the Bay of Bengal) which led to a marginal rise in the minimum temperature this morning. Read more.

Rajasthan Royals take a cheeky dig at Ravichandran Ashwin regarding ‘Mankad’ comment

Ravichandran Ashwin ‘Mankaded’ Jos Buttler and the match changed completely as KXIP ended up winning the contest. While Ashwin was criticised for his act, the then KXIP captain stood his ground about the issue. And this has given Rajasthan Royals a chance to take a cheeky dig at the off spinner. Read more.

Windows 7 support ends in January. Here’s how you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free

Microsoft revealed that Windows 7, which was released on October 22, 2009, will see Microsoft discontinue its support so that they can focus on supporting newer technologies and creating better experiences.

Vijay’s next Tamil film titled Master, see first look poster

Actor Vijay’s upcoming Tamil film has been officially titled Master, its makers revealed on Tuesday. An official poster was released by the makers on New Year’s Eve. Read more.

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Uddhav Thackeray is not in favour of imposing lockdown in the state.
Uddhav Thackeray is not in favour of imposing lockdown in the state.

Maharashtra adds over 50k new cases in a week: What ministers said on lockdown

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 07:42 AM IST
Going by Thackeray's deadline of 8 to 15 days to review the Covid-19 situation of the state, a decision on whether new restrictions will be imposed across the state is likely to be made after February 8.
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Former Karnataka Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi wo resigned on Wednesday over allegations of sexual exploitation.
Former Karnataka Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi wo resigned on Wednesday over allegations of sexual exploitation.

Court restrains media from airing Karnataka minister's alleged sex tape

PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 07:40 AM IST
  • The order was issued after hearing an injunction suit filed by Ramesh Jarkiholi’s lawyers on Wednesday. The suit had named 68 media houses, channels and others.
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Alex Ellis, British high commissioner to India.(MINT)
Alex Ellis, British high commissioner to India.(MINT)

British envoy says farmers' protest is India’s 'internal issue'

PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 07:16 AM IST
  • High Commissioner Alex Ellis also said more debates on the farmers' protest should be expected around the world as India takes on a greater role on the global stage
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Health worker in PPE kit collects swab sample at the market at Boring road for Covid 19 test, in Patna, Bihar.(HT photo)
Health worker in PPE kit collects swab sample at the market at Boring road for Covid 19 test, in Patna, Bihar.(HT photo)

LIVE: China reports 10 new cases of coronavirus in last 24 hours

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 07:40 AM IST
The global coronavirus tally is over the 116 million-mark with the death toll crossing 2.5 million, as per the John Hopkins University coronavirus tracker.
PM Modi in his address also asked students to practice three mantras. He said that students should follow the goals set by them in their lives by following the mantras of self-confidence, self-awareness and selflessness.(PTI Copy)
PM Modi in his address also asked students to practice three mantras. He said that students should follow the goals set by them in their lives by following the mantras of self-confidence, self-awareness and selflessness.(PTI Copy)

PM Modi to address Combined Commanders' conference in Kevadia today

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 06:34 AM IST
During the event, the PM is expected to be intimated about the progress made in the creation of the theatre command. In a step towards restructuring the defence forces, the defence ministry would be creating the Air Defence Command.
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The scenes that caused offence have since been deleted, and the makers as well as the OTT company have apologised.
The scenes that caused offence have since been deleted, and the makers as well as the OTT company have apologised.

‘No teeth’: SC wants stricter OTT rules

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 04:25 AM IST
  • Giving two weeks to the government to come back with its response, the bench then formally recorded in its order that one of the issues that has caught its attention is “uncontrolled and unscreened viewing of films” on Amazon Prime Video and other OTT platforms.
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In all, India has given about 18 million doses of Covaxin and Covishield to people in three priority groups(HT photo)
In all, India has given about 18 million doses of Covaxin and Covishield to people in three priority groups(HT photo)

Widen network, say experts as India aims to boost Covid vaccination drive

By Rhythma Kaul, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 05:44 AM IST
  • The roughly 20,000 centres being used for the vaccine drive at the moment are hospitals, private as well as public, while many primary and secondary health centres at present are kept out of the programme.
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The report said India “appears to have abandoned its potential to serve as a global democratic leader”, and that the country’s fall “from the upper ranks of free nations could have a particularly damaging impact on global democratic standards”.
The report said India “appears to have abandoned its potential to serve as a global democratic leader”, and that the country’s fall “from the upper ranks of free nations could have a particularly damaging impact on global democratic standards”.

New Delhi rejects report as ‘misleading, misplaced’

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 03:30 AM IST
  • The external affairs ministry, which too rejected Freedom House’s report, also took exception to the depiction of Jammu and Kashmir in the map used in the document.
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The OCI cardholders, including PIO cardholders, are foreign nationals holding the passport of another country and are not citizens of India.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The OCI cardholders, including PIO cardholders, are foreign nationals holding the passport of another country and are not citizens of India.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

OCIs need nod for Tablighi, journalistic work: Centre

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 03:23 AM IST
  • A home ministry spokesperson said these rules prepared by the Foreigners’ Division were part of a brochure issued on November 15, 2019. The rules were consolidated and notified on Thursday.
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All six ministers could not be reached for comment and text messages seeking a response went unanswered.(Twitter/@mla_sudhakar)
All six ministers could not be reached for comment and text messages seeking a response went unanswered.(Twitter/@mla_sudhakar)

K’taka ministers move court against airing of ‘defamatory content’

By Sharan Poovanna, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 03:18 AM IST
  • After the allegations on Jarkiholi, there were unverified reports of several similar videos and other sex scandals against other cabinet ministers.
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PM Modi on Friday received the CERA Week Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award instituted to recognise commitment of leadership on solutions and policies for energy access, affordability and environmental stewardship.
PM Modi on Friday received the CERA Week Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award instituted to recognise commitment of leadership on solutions and policies for energy access, affordability and environmental stewardship.

India set to achieve Paris pact targets before deadline: PM Modi

By Rajeev Jayaswal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 03:11 AM IST
  • India is a signatory to the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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The two leaders are seeking re-election from the seats they won in the 2016 assembly elections.(PTI File Photo)
The two leaders are seeking re-election from the seats they won in the 2016 assembly elections.(PTI File Photo)

CM in 1st list; DMK-Cong hit stalemate

By Divya Chandrababu, Hindustan Times, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 03:02 AM IST
  • On the other hand, the DMK’s stalemate continued with its main and long standing ally, the Congress, on seat sharing.
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The EC announced the poll schedule for West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry on February 26.(HT_PRINT)
The EC announced the poll schedule for West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry on February 26.(HT_PRINT)

EC orders removal of PM’s images from vaccine certificates: Officials

By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 05:44 AM IST
  • The person said it was imperative that the photographs are removed from certificates distributed in the poll bound states, adding that the system can continue in other states.
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As reported by HT on Thursday, the Centre has decided to launch a grand celebration to mark 75 years of Independence with events, exhibitions, rallies and tourism outreach programmes.(PTI Copy)
As reported by HT on Thursday, the Centre has decided to launch a grand celebration to mark 75 years of Independence with events, exhibitions, rallies and tourism outreach programmes.(PTI Copy)

PM to head committee, Sonia and Tendulkar among 259 members

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 02:39 AM IST
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, former President Pratibha Patil, economist Amartya Sen, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, spiritual leader Baba Ramdev, chief ministers of states and senior political leaders are among those included in the panel.
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The Jamaat-e-Islami came into existence in 1941, spearheaded by Moulana Abul Alla Madoodi and with its headquarters at Lahore.(ANI)
The Jamaat-e-Islami came into existence in 1941, spearheaded by Moulana Abul Alla Madoodi and with its headquarters at Lahore.(ANI)

NIA probes Jamaat-e-Islami’s Jammu and Kashmir chapter

By Neeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 05:46 AM IST
  • According to Indian agencies, the JeI has maintained that J&K is a disputed territory.
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