BJP National President JP Nadda said that the party will not rest until it conquers Hyderabad and then Telangana, adding that a victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the December 1 elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation will be the beginning of the end for the Telangana Rashtra Samithi in Telangana.(PTI)
BJP National President JP Nadda said that the party will not rest until it conquers Hyderabad and then Telangana, adding that a victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the December 1 elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation will be the beginning of the end for the Telangana Rashtra Samithi in Telangana.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9pm: BJP win in Hyderabad polls will mark the beginning of TRS’ end, says JP Nadda and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 08:48 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

‘BJP win in Hyderabad polls to mark beginning of TRS end’: JP Nadda

The BJP will not rest until it conquers Hyderabad and then Telangana, underlined BJP president JP Nadda on Friday, adding a victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the December 1 elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation will be the beginning of the end for the Telangana Rashtra Samithi in Telangana. Read more

India’s GDP in September quarter contracts 7.5%: Govt data

India’s gross domestic product or GDP contracted 7.5% in the quarter ending September in comparison to the same period last year, data released by the Union ministry of statistics and programme implementation (Mospi) showed on Friday. India’s GDP fell by 23.9% in April-June period quarter, worst in decades, amid the coronavirus pandemic-induced which hit businesses and livelihoods across the country. Read more

No Covid impact on road projects, targets on track: Nitin Gadkari at HTLS 2020

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has ruled out any impact of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis on construction and development of roads, including several ongoing greenfield highways and expressways. Speaking at the HT Leadership Summit 2020 on Friday, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister said his department is taking all the initiatives to fast-track some of the stalled projects as well. Read more

Garmin launches Forerunner 745 in India for 52,900

Garmin India has launched the new Forerunner 745 which is an advanced GPS smartwatch built for runners and triathletes. Specially designed keeping the requirements of athletes in mind, the Garmin Forerunner 745 monitors stats and analyses data to help users in achieving their goals. The users can train with dozens of built-in activity profiles, including triathlon, pool swimming, track running and more. Read more

India vs Australia: ‘Unfortunately, Hardik is not fit enough to bowl,’ Virat Kohli says Team India doesn’t have other all-round options to pick

India are missing the services of Hardik Pandya in the bowling department. The seaming all-rounder is still not cleared to bowl as he is still recuperating from a back injury he suffered last year. Hardik did not bowl during the whole of Indian Premier League 2020 but looked in good knick with the bat for champions Mumbai Indians. He was picked as a pure batsman in India’s playing XI for the first One Day International against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Read more

HTLS 2020: Country and consumers way ahead of govt regulators, says Disney India chairman Uday Shankar

Uday Shankar, (Chairman, Star and Disney India) has said that some amount of responsible behaviour is very important on part of a streaming platform as India is a sensitive country. Without mentioning a film or a show in particular, he said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020 that a streaming platform faces backlash when the decision makers believe “what works in one country can work in every other country”. Read more

Mukesh Ambani’s residence Antilia: Inside India’s richest man’s opulent Rs 15,000 crore Mumbai home

India’s richest man and Reliance Industries’ chairman Mukesh Ambani’s Mumbai home, Antilia, which he shares with wife Nita and their three children - Anant, Akash and Isha (who now lives at her Worli home with husband Anand Piramal) is one of the most valuable private residential properties in the world. Read more

He accidentally met ‘Thanksgiving grandma’ after receiving a wrong text, they still celebrate together

Wanda Dench, back in 2016, texted to a wrong number thinking she was messaging her grandson. The person, Jamal Hinton, who received the text, instead of ignoring it, replied. This led to a conversation between the duo, and eventually, ended with a Thanksgiving invitation for Hinton from Dench. What started with an accidental text has now turned into a sweet holiday tradition for them. Read more

‘Biggest IPL ever’ amid Covid: Uday Shankar explains success #HTLS2020

Uday Shankar, President of the Walt Disney Company, Asia Pacific, and Chairman, Star & Disney India explained the success of the 2020 Indian Premier League tournament. Speaking at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Shankar said that the IPL could even have turned out disastrous if the immense challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown weren’t overcome properly. He revealed that this year’s IPL generated 25-30% greater viewership than previous editions. Watch

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On Thursday, the Jagannath Temple administration waived off the requirement of a Covid-19 negative report for devotees, but made wearing of masks mandatory for those entering the shrine. (HT FILE PHOTO).(HT File Photo)
On Thursday, the Jagannath Temple administration waived off the requirement of a Covid-19 negative report for devotees, but made wearing of masks mandatory for those entering the shrine. (HT FILE PHOTO).(HT File Photo)

Puri’s Jagannath Temple administrators seek early vaccination for priests, staff

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:24 PM IST
  • Odisha on Thursday exceeded its target of Covid-19 vaccination by inoculating 44,880 frontline health workers against an aim of 37,076 as vaccinators in 20 of the 30 districts managed to surpass the target.
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File photo of Rajiv Gandhi(HT Photo )
File photo of Rajiv Gandhi(HT Photo )

Decision on release of Rajiv Gandhi killers in 3-4 days, Supreme Court told

By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:20 PM IST
This comes as a significant development just months ahead of Tamil Nadu’s assembly elections slated for April-May.
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Jayant Khobragade, an officer of the 1995 batch of the Indian Foreign Service, is currently serving as a joint secretary in the external affairs ministry. (HT FILE PHOTO).
Jayant Khobragade, an officer of the 1995 batch of the Indian Foreign Service, is currently serving as a joint secretary in the external affairs ministry. (HT FILE PHOTO).

Jayant Khobragade named India's next envoy to ASEAN secretariat

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:25 PM IST
  • India first posted a dedicated ambassador to ASEAN in 2014 following the elevation of ties between the two sides to a strategic partnership and in view of growing cooperation in areas ranging from security to trade.
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An Oxford spokesman said the university is carefully assessing the impact of new variants on vaccine immunity and evaluating the processes needed for rapid development of adjusted COVID-19 vaccines if these should be necessary.(REUTERS)
An Oxford spokesman said the university is carefully assessing the impact of new variants on vaccine immunity and evaluating the processes needed for rapid development of adjusted COVID-19 vaccines if these should be necessary.(REUTERS)

News updates from Hindustan Times: UK strain infects 145 people in India

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:01 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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The accused told the police that he procured the weapon, a .32 bore pistol, and live cartridges from Maharashtra for <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>55,000.(HT FILE)
The accused told the police that he procured the weapon, a .32 bore pistol, and live cartridges from Maharashtra for 55,000.(HT FILE)

Six shooters involved in murder of Mukhtar Ansari’s aide, say Lucknow police

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:55 PM IST
  • Police claimed that Sandip Singh alias Baba who was arrested on Thursday from his Ambedkarnagar hideout told them that Ajit Singh was killed on the orders of two jailed gangsters after he refused to turn hostile in court.
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On Thursday, vaccination drives were held in 27 states and union territories covering, a total of 1,92,581 beneficiaries.(Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
On Thursday, vaccination drives were held in 27 states and union territories covering, a total of 1,92,581 beneficiaries.(Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)

India vaccinated 9,99,065 beneficiaries against Covid-19 so far: Health ministry

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:51 PM IST
The ministry has further enhanced the Co-WIN software by increasing the number of sessions in the software.
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A policeman watches as an aircraft from India carrying Covishield, AstraZeneca-Oxford's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine made by India's Serum Institute arrives at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on January 21, 2021.(AFP)
A policeman watches as an aircraft from India carrying Covishield, AstraZeneca-Oxford's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine made by India's Serum Institute arrives at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on January 21, 2021.(AFP)

India's vaccine diplomacy in south Asia pushes back against China

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:49 PM IST
  • India is one of the world's leading makers of generic drugs
  • New Delhi has free shipments of vaccines to neighbours
  • Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar are among beneficiaries
  • Pharma prowess allows India to counter China's influence
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Passengers queue to get their documents verified before entering the IGI Airport amid the lockdown in New Delhi on May 30, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Passengers queue to get their documents verified before entering the IGI Airport amid the lockdown in New Delhi on May 30, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

UK strain infects 145 people in India; situation under careful watch, says govt

Written by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:44 PM IST
The B.1.1.7 variant genome, which is much more infectious, has prompted comprehensive contact tracing for co-travellers, family members and others of those who have travelled to the UK in the last two months.
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He also said the unresolved borders and wars in the past with "our adversaries" challenge the myth of 'no conventional war', adding proxy war, 'Left wing extremism' and insurgencies are likely to keep the Army occupied.(PTI Photo)
He also said the unresolved borders and wars in the past with "our adversaries" challenge the myth of 'no conventional war', adding proxy war, 'Left wing extremism' and insurgencies are likely to keep the Army occupied.(PTI Photo)

India to face higher security challenges in line with rising stature: Naravane

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:33 PM IST
In an address at a seminar on Army-industry partnership, Gen Naravane talked about twin challenges of Covid-19 pandemic and the "belligerence" on the northern borders that his force faced in 2020, and said the government's focus on self-reliance will boost the country's overall strategic objectives.
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Farmers protest at Singhu border in New Delhi on January 20. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Farmers protest at Singhu border in New Delhi on January 20. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

Farmers reject centre's proposal to put laws on hold for 1.5 years

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:05 PM IST
The ball is now again at the Centre's court as farmers have rejected the proposal of keeping the laws in abeyance for 1.5 years.
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At least 7.49 crore devotees have taken the dip in the waters of Sangam in Prayagraj till Sunday since the beginning of the 49-day Kumbh Mela from January 15, the Uttar Pradesh government has said. A report said that on the first day of the Kumbh Mela, which began with the first of the three Shahi Snans of Makar Sankranti, 2.25 crore people bathed in the Sangam. (Sheeraz Rizvi / HT File)
At least 7.49 crore devotees have taken the dip in the waters of Sangam in Prayagraj till Sunday since the beginning of the 49-day Kumbh Mela from January 15, the Uttar Pradesh government has said. A report said that on the first day of the Kumbh Mela, which began with the first of the three Shahi Snans of Makar Sankranti, 2.25 crore people bathed in the Sangam. (Sheeraz Rizvi / HT File)

Uttarakhand govt asks Centre for 20,000 additional Covid vaccines for Kumbh Mela

ANI, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:18 PM IST
The state Covid-19 Control Room chief Dr Abhishek Tripathi informed that the state government has sent a proposal to the Centre in this regard.
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Two Indian flights carried two million doses of Covishield to Dhaka and one million doses to Kathmandu on Thursday. (MEA)
Two Indian flights carried two million doses of Covishield to Dhaka and one million doses to Kathmandu on Thursday. (MEA)

India sends 3 mn vaccine doses to Bangladesh, Nepal. China steps in for Pakistan

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:11 PM IST
  • Six countries – Bhutan, the Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Seychelles and Myanmar – are part of India’s initial rollout of vaccines as grant assistance. There are also plans to supply doses to Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Mauritius.
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Jharkhand education minister Jagarnath Mahto(Pic: Sourced)
Jharkhand education minister Jagarnath Mahto(Pic: Sourced)

Covid-19: Jharkhand minister recovers after double lung transplant in Chennai

By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:05 PM IST
Only a few lung transplants on Covid-19 patients have been performed across the world and the minister’s critical condition necessitated the procedure.
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Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy(PTI Photo)
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy(PTI Photo)

Puducherry CM to meet President, seek recall of Lt Governor Kiran Bedi: Report

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:28 PM IST
Agriculture minister R Kamalakannan, welfare minister M Kandasamy, health minister Malladi Krishna Rao and the only member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Puducherry V Vaithilingam would also be accompanying the CM, sources said.
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Workers rush out of the building after fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India, Pune, on Thursday. (PTI)
Workers rush out of the building after fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India, Pune, on Thursday. (PTI)

'Anguished': PM Modi tweets after fire kills 5 at Pune's Serum Institute

By hindustantimes.com, HT Correspondent | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:16 PM IST
PM Modi prayed for speedy recovery of those who have been injured in the accident.
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