Priests perform rituals for the 'Tulamas Puja' at the Sabarimala temple, in Pathanamthitta district.(PTI)
Priests perform rituals for the 'Tulamas Puja' at the Sabarimala temple, in Pathanamthitta district.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Cash-strapped Sabarimala to start express ‘prasad’ delivery and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times
By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 12:54 PM IST

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

Cash-strapped Sabarimala to start express ‘prasad’ delivery

Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which runs Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple, has said devotees can book the shrine’s prasad online beginning Friday for home deliveries by post. Read more

India will not accept any shifting of LAC, says CDS General Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat on Friday said that India will not accept shifting of the Line of Actual Control (LAC), in the midst of border tensions with China in the Ladakh sector. Read more

UP sanctions 30-day ad hoc bonus for employees

The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday sanctioned ad hoc bonus for its nearly 1.5 million employees. Read more

‘He can never be MS Dhoni’: Gautam Gambhir feels Rishabh Pant ‘has a lot to improve’

MS Dhoni has retired from international cricket and Team India is in search to find their next wicket-keeper batsman to represent the country. Read more

Abhishek Bachchan says dad Amitabh never financed films for him: ‘On the contrary, I have produced Paa for him’

Actor Abhishek Bachchan has spoken about the debate on nepotism again and how people believe he has taken help from his father, veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan, to advance in his career. Read more

Meteor 350, Royal Enfield’s most-awaited 2020 offering, launched at Rs 1.75 lakh

Royal Enfield on Friday launched the much-awaited Meteor 350 retro cruiser in the Indian market at a starting price of Rs 1.75 lakh. Read more

US Elections 2020: Biden ahead, Trump down but not out; what next?

One of the most consequential elections in the United States ever has revealed a divided country. Joe Biden is ahead, but hasn’t won in the landslide pollsters expected; Donald Trump seems down but not out, relying on legal challenges; and there remains uncertainty in key swing states. Watch

IPL 2020 | ‘Bumrah and Archer would stand out in any era’: Brian Lara

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Anand Mahindra lends support to initiative for Gateway of India photographers

Anand Mahindra is extremely active on Twitter. Besides sharing interesting, inspiring and hilarious tweets, the business tycoon is known to respond to people who tweet to him with messages or suggestions. Read more

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File photo of Indian and Pakistani flags.

At UN meet, India hits out at Pakistan over Hindu temple's vandalism

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:17 AM IST
India stressed that religious and cultural heritage sites remained vulnerable to terror acts and destruction in the “world of growing terrorism and violent extremism.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launches pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launches pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: PM to interact with vaccine jab beneficiaries

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:59 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Farmers hold flags as police personnel stand guard behind barricades during protests against new farm laws at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) (Sakib Ali / HT Photo).
Farmers hold flags as police personnel stand guard behind barricades during protests against new farm laws at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) (Sakib Ali / HT Photo).

Govt-farm leaders to meet today, unions adamant on R-Day rally | Key points

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:51 AM IST
The Sanyukt Kisan Morcha on Thursday rejected the government’s proposal to suspend the three farm laws for 18 months.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)

PM Modi to interact with Covid-19 vaccination beneficiaries, vaccinators in Varanasi

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:46 AM IST
The interaction comes as over a million health workers have now been vaccinated, with over 230,000 getting doses on Thursday alone. The government data shows there has been an increase in daily immunisations
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Youngsters enjoy the snow on a hilltop after heavy snowfall, on the outskirts of Srinagar on January 19. (File photo)
Youngsters enjoy the snow on a hilltop after heavy snowfall, on the outskirts of Srinagar on January 19. (File photo)

Widespread rain and snowfall likely in the hills today: IMD

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:29 AM IST
Minimum temperatures over northwest India are likely to rise by 2-4° C during Saturday and Sunday and fall by 2-4 ° C during the subsequent 48 hours
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In 2014, Biden, then the US Vice President, had hosted a lunch for the Indian prime minister at the state department during his visit. (REUTERS)
In 2014, Biden, then the US Vice President, had hosted a lunch for the Indian prime minister at the state department during his visit. (REUTERS)

Biden supports ‘successful’ ties between US, India leaders, says White House

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:14 AM IST
  • As the new administration settles in, policy makers and experts in both the US and India are eager to know Washington's policy and approach on India.
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US Vice President Kamala Harris listens as US President Joe Biden speaks on his administrations' Covid-19 response.(Bloomberg Photo)
US Vice President Kamala Harris listens as US President Joe Biden speaks on his administrations' Covid-19 response.(Bloomberg Photo)

Kamala Harris as vice president further cements India-US ties: White House

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:59 AM IST
"Certainly, historic moment for all of us in this country but a further cementing of the importance of our relationship,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Kamala Harris election as vice president.
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Government officials, who did not wish to be named, said these events were cancelled because the elderly and children are more susceptible to contract Covid-19.(PTI)
Government officials, who did not wish to be named, said these events were cancelled because the elderly and children are more susceptible to contract Covid-19.(PTI)

Curtailed by pandemic, the Republic Day parade is different this year

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:50 AM IST
One prominent event that drew crowds and cheers – stunts on motorcycles by the army and the personnel of the paramilitary forces – have been cancelled this year.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Covid-19 vaccine beneficiaries on Friday. (ANI File Photo )
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Covid-19 vaccine beneficiaries on Friday. (ANI File Photo )

PM Modi to interact with Covid-19 jab beneficiaries, vaccinators in Varanasi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:48 AM IST
Top government officials have said that the Prime Minister, 70, is likely to be vaccinated for Covid-19 in the second phase of the immunisation programme.
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The analysts said central leadership of the BJP seems to have left it to Yediyurappa to deal with the problem.(PTI)
The analysts said central leadership of the BJP seems to have left it to Yediyurappa to deal with the problem.(PTI)

Dissent escalates in Karnataka BJP against Yediyurappa after cabinet reshuffle

By Sharan Poovanna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:41 AM IST
The new ministers as well as those who were divested of key portfolios hit back at the chief minister. The CM inducted seven ministers into his cabinet on January 13.
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Perarivalan was among seven persons convicted by a Special TADA court for being part of the conspiracy to assassinate former PM Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991.(File photo)
Perarivalan was among seven persons convicted by a Special TADA court for being part of the conspiracy to assassinate former PM Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991.(File photo)

Will decide in 4 weeks on mercy plea of Rajiv case convict: Tamil Nadu Guv to SC

By Abraham Thomas | PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:38 AM IST
During pendency of the mercy plea, the Tamil Nadu Cabinet in September 2018 recommended release of all seven convicts including Perarivalan for their involvement in the 1991 assassination.
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Sasikala, 63, is due to be released from Bengaluru’s Parappana Agrahara prison on January 27 after serving a four-year term following her conviction for amassing assets disproportionate to her income.(PTI File Photo)
Sasikala, 63, is due to be released from Bengaluru’s Parappana Agrahara prison on January 27 after serving a four-year term following her conviction for amassing assets disproportionate to her income.(PTI File Photo)

Sasikala tests positive for Covid days before release from prison

By Sharan Poovanna, Divya Chandrababu, Chennai And Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:34 AM IST
Sasikala had tested negative on Wednesday when she was taken to Bowring Hospital in Bengaluru after complaining of breathlessness and fever.
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India on Thursday sent 2 million doses of a coronavirus to Bangladesh, a gift that is likely to foster bilateral relations further between the two South Asian neighbors.(AP/PTI)
India on Thursday sent 2 million doses of a coronavirus to Bangladesh, a gift that is likely to foster bilateral relations further between the two South Asian neighbors.(AP/PTI)

India sends Covishield vaccines to Mauritius, Seychelles, Myanmar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:32 AM IST
  • Under India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy, India has already dispatched vaccines to Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and the Maldives as India has assured that friendly nations get every form of support.
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Maheshwari also said that keeping in mind the increasing responsibility of its VIP security wing, the force is enhancing its skills to match up to the Special Protection Group (SPG), which protects the Prime Minister and is a separate agency.(PTI)
Maheshwari also said that keeping in mind the increasing responsibility of its VIP security wing, the force is enhancing its skills to match up to the Special Protection Group (SPG), which protects the Prime Minister and is a separate agency.(PTI)

May induct women officers in specialised anti-maoist force: CRPF DG

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:30 AM IST
“We are favourably considering inducting women in CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action),” Maheshwari said, addressing mediapersons at a press conference.
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People familiar with the matter added Union minister Satya Pal Singh asked what the ministry was planning to do regarding cybercrimes such as phishing.(Representative image)
People familiar with the matter added Union minister Satya Pal Singh asked what the ministry was planning to do regarding cybercrimes such as phishing.(Representative image)

No clear definition, computer-aided offence a cybercrime: MHA report

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:50 AM IST
“Such offences are dealt as per the legal provisions of the Information Technology Act, Indian Penal Code, POSCO etc,” the ministry has said. It added that government has also straightened the legal framework by dealing with cybercrime cases against women and children as child sex abuse materials.
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