Devotees celebrating Chhath Puja in 2016.(Representational Photo/HT Archive)
Devotees celebrating Chhath Puja in 2016.(Representational Photo/HT Archive)

News updates from Hindustan Times: BJP to protest ban on Chhath Puja outside Delhi CM’s residence and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 12:43 PM IST

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

BJP to protest govt ban on Chhath Puja outside Delhi CM Kejriwal’s residence

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a protest outside Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Tuesday to oppose his government’s ban on Chhath Mahaparva. Naveen Kumar, Delhi BJP’s media in-charge, said Dinesh Pratap Singh and Kaushal Mishra will lead the party’s supporters, who will gather near Chandgiram Akhara and march towards Kejriwal’s house. Read more

PM Modi to attend BRICS summit: All you need to know about the 5-nation bloc

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday attend the 12th BRICS summit, which will take place virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The summit will bring together PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping for the second time in seven days, amid the ongoing Indo-China standoff in Ladakh, after last week’s Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. Read more

India vs Australia - ‘No doubt, he’s got the potential to lead India’: Australia keeper Alex Carey heaps praise on ‘future captain’ Shreyas Iyer

Ahead of the six-match limited-overs series between India and Australia, which will also mark the return of Team India in international cricket after a gap of more than 7 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Australia wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey said he had ‘no doubt’ in his mind that in Iyer, India have found a future leader. Read more

NASA’s Curiosity rover clicked a selfie: Check it out

Everyone is waiting for NASA’s 2020 mission which is going to bring the Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity helicopter to Mars. The new instruments and their abilities, as BGR writes, will be crucial in revealing new details about the Red Planet. However, while we wait for this, there is already a rover in Mars that has been cruising around for the last eight years. Read more

Sonu Nigam doesn’t want son Neevan to become a singer: ‘At least not in this country. I have already got him out of India’

Singer Sonu Nigam has said that he doesn’t want his son Neevan to become a singer and has also ‘got him out of India’. Sonu says that Neevan is interested in gaming and lives in UAE. In a recent interview, Sonu said that he doesn’t want his son to work as a singer in India. He has previously expressed his disappointment at the music industry in the country and the hegemony of one giant music label. Read more

Amitabh Bachchan reminisces yesteryear fashion of teaming bell bottoms with flared sleeves

Remember watching Sholay and going gaga over style icon, Amitabh Bachchan’s hippie fashion statement in bell bottom pants? That swagger fashion game made Big B a ‘Shehenshah’ back then and even now with a perfect blend of classic, contemporary and quirky. Read more

Watch: Trump claims credit after Moderna claims its vaccine is 94.5% effective

US biotech firm Moderna announced its experimental Covid-19 vaccine was almost 95% effective. Moderna became the second US company in a week to report results that far exceed expectations. Watch

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Health workers wait at PMCH ahead of the Covid -19 vaccination drive, in Patna on January 16.(ANI)
Health workers wait at PMCH ahead of the Covid -19 vaccination drive, in Patna on January 16.(ANI)

Names of 800 healthcare workers go missing from Co-WIN portal in Bihar

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:38 PM IST
  • The NMCH administration claimed it had sent the list of nearly 800 health care workers and 1,400 hospital staff to Patna civil surgeon last December, but names of those from the in medical college were missing from the Co-Win portal
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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
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:36 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 09:45 PM IST
The ball, it seems, is again at the Centre's court as farmers have reportedly 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 neighbours, Pak gets some from China

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:32 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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