The Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala opened for the two-month-long annual pilgrimage season on Sunday evening.(ANI photo)
The Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala opened for the two-month-long annual pilgrimage season on Sunday evening.(ANI photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Covid-19 free certificate mandatory at Sabarimala 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 15, 2020 09:07 PM IST

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

Covid-19 free certificate mandatory for pilgrimage at Sabarimala

The Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala opened for the two-month-long annual pilgrimage season on Sunday evening. The new head priest took charge on the opening day but pilgrims will be allowed to trek to the hilltop shrine from Monday morning. Read more

Yogi Adityanath visits Kedarnath ahead of closure ceremony for winter

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath along with his Uttarakhand counterpart Trivendra Singh Rawat reached Kedarnath on Sunday afternoon to attend Monday’s ceremony for closing of the portals of the shrine. Read more

Mayawati names new UP BSP chief, signals strategy for 2022 polls

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati, on Sunday, named Bhim Rajbhar as the party’s Uttar Pradesh unit president with an eye on other backward castes (OBC) votes in the 2022 assembly election. Read more

Lewis Hamilton lets tears flow as he clinches record 7th F1 title

After winning a difficult race to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of seven Formula One championships on Sunday, the hardest thing for Lewis Hamilton was containing his emotions. Read more

Children bullied in school are likely to develop violent behaviour in future: Study

It is likely that the children who went through bullying in school, may develop a violent behaviour in later years of their lives, as per the findings of a new study led by scientists at the University of Cordoba and the University of Cambridge. Read more

Inside Siddhant Chaturvedi’s Diwali bash: Deepika Padukone, Ananya Panday party with team of Shakun Batra’s next

Siddhant Chaturvedi has finally shared a glimpse of the Diwali bash he hosted at his residence on Friday. It was attended by the team members of his upcoming film being directed by Shakun Batra. Deepika Padukone and Ananya Panday also partied with the Gully Boy actor. Read more

After Ladakh child’s salute goes viral, ITBP honours Nawang: Watch him march

The Indo Tibetan Border Police honoured 5-year-old Nawang Namgyal from Chushul, Ladakh. A video of the child saluting passing soldiers went viral in October. ITBP had tweeted about the ‘enthusiastic kid’ saluting with ‘high josh’. Watch here

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An NGO distributed notebooks with Veer Savarkar’s photo and brief sketch on his life among students in the school in Malwasa in Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh.(HT Photos)
An NGO distributed notebooks with Veer Savarkar’s photo and brief sketch on his life among students in the school in Malwasa in Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh.(HT Photos)

Savarkar portrait in UP Legislative Council picture gallery sparks row

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:50 PM IST
  • The Legislative Council chairman has asked the principal secretary to submit a report on the issue within seven days after a Congress member objected to the installation of Savarkar’s portrait in the Council picture gallery.
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The deceased were identified as Gajpal Singh, 28, a resident of Pali district in Rajasthan and pilot Balchnad Dangi, a resident of Rajgarh district of MP. (FILE PHOTO) (Image used for representation).(Representaional Photo)
The deceased were identified as Gajpal Singh, 28, a resident of Pali district in Rajasthan and pilot Balchnad Dangi, a resident of Rajgarh district of MP. (FILE PHOTO) (Image used for representation).(Representaional Photo)

Two killed in paragliding accident in Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:38 PM IST
  • A magisterial inquiry has been ordered in the matter, said the collector. Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also expressed his condolence after hearing about the accident.
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Police line tape. Crime scene investigation. Forensic science.(Getty Images)
Police line tape. Crime scene investigation. Forensic science.(Getty Images)

3 women in shelter home in Chhattisgarh accuse staff of harassment

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:32 PM IST
  • Police have not registered any case in this regard and said that they will record the women's statement on Thursday before launching an investigation.
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**EDS: VIDEO GRAB FROM OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF PM MODI** New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launches pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_16_2021_000040B)(PTI)
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB FROM OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF PM MODI** New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launches pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_16_2021_000040B)(PTI)

'Will work with President Biden to strengthen India-US partnership': PM Modi

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:16 PM IST
  • The Biden administration has signalled that it sees China as the main challenge and that it will work to enhance the partnership with India, including working together to ensure an open and secure Indo-Pacific.
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Arrested computer hacker and cyber criminal with handcuffs, close up of hands(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Ghaziabad court awards death penalty to man for toddler’s rape and murder

UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:05 PM IST
  • The police filed the charge sheet in the case on December 16, 2020 and charges were framed on December 24, 2020
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Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda(Raj K Raj/HT photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda(Raj K Raj/HT photo)

BJP has set an example of how a party can be a tool for social service: Nadda

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:01 PM IST
  • The BJP chief had a word of appreciation for the party workers in West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala where he said they have to work “under very adverse circumstances”.
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PM Modi said that he is committed to working with US President Joe Biden to take the India-US partnership to even greater heights.
PM Modi said that he is committed to working with US President Joe Biden to take the India-US partnership to even greater heights.

Inauguration day: PM Modi, other Indian leaders wish Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:36 PM IST
PM Modi said that India-US partnership is based on shared values and both countries have a "substantial and multifaceted bilateral agenda".
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On July 8 last year, the petition first came up for hearing before the Supreme Court when the bench agreed to consider it and allowed a copy of the petition to be supplied to the Solicitor General. (REUTERS)
On July 8 last year, the petition first came up for hearing before the Supreme Court when the bench agreed to consider it and allowed a copy of the petition to be supplied to the Solicitor General. (REUTERS)

Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea against fake godmen

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 10:28 PM IST
  • The petition styled as a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed by a Secunderabad resident Dumpala Ramreddy who was upset over his daughter being kept in an ashram run by a self-styled godman based in Delhi.
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The group of men destroying a toilet complex in Saharanpur.(HT PHOTO)
The group of men destroying a toilet complex in Saharanpur.(HT PHOTO)

UP police file FIR against 8 for demolishing toilet near temple in Saharanpur

By S Raju
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 10:19 PM IST
  • The group of men who demolished the toilet complex are said to be right-wing activists who were upset that it was built near a temple.
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The FIR was lodged under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act as well as relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.(Videograb )
The FIR was lodged under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act as well as relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.(Videograb )

13-year-old gang-raped in Odisha’s Cuttack, 2 detained

By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 10:05 PM IST
After repeated sexual assaults, the girl fell sick and it was then that her parents got to know about the incident, said police.
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The leopard eluded three cages to attack the woman. (Representational image/HT PHOTO.)
The leopard eluded three cages to attack the woman. (Representational image/HT PHOTO.)

Leopard kills 50-year-old woman in Uttarakhand’s Almora

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:52 PM IST
  • The Uttarakhand forest department had declared leopard a man-eater on January 9.
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BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)

Suvendu Adhikari accuses TMC of malpractice in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:30 PM IST
  • At a rally in Hooghly district, Suvendu Adhikari alleged that the TMC did not allow district administration to count the votes in 16 electronic voting machines (EVM) in the Arambagh Lok Sabha constituency in 2019.
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Several FIRs have been filed against the web series for allegedly inappropriate depiction of Hindu deities. Many organizations have demanded a ban on the series.(Videograb)
Several FIRs have been filed against the web series for allegedly inappropriate depiction of Hindu deities. Many organizations have demanded a ban on the series.(Videograb)

Maharashtra minister says police will investigate case against Tandav

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:28 PM IST
Anil Deshmukh said that the UP police had sought permission from them for the investigation in Mumbai in three cases lodged against Tandav.
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Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar arrives for his 80th birthday celebration, organised by party workers in Mumbai, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)(PTI12-12-2020_000109B)(PTI)
Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar arrives for his 80th birthday celebration, organised by party workers in Mumbai, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)(PTI12-12-2020_000109B)(PTI)

BJP a threat to nation’s unity: NCP supremo Sharad Pawar

By Gerard de Souza
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:05 PM IST
  • Sharad Pawar said that his party was looking to form an anti-BJP alliance ahead of the Goa assembly election early next year.
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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal (fourth from right) handing over a cheque to a beneficiary of Re-SVAYEM at an event in Guwahati on Wednesday. (Twitter/Himanta Biswa Sarma)
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal (fourth from right) handing over a cheque to a beneficiary of Re-SVAYEM at an event in Guwahati on Wednesday. (Twitter/Himanta Biswa Sarma)

Assam launches self-employment scheme of 1000 crore to help 2 lakh youth

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:42 PM IST
  • The scheme was part of the BJP-led government’s budget speech in 2017-18, but instead of benefitting 100,000 young men as planned it managed to get only around 7,000 beneficiaries due to lack of adequate support from banks.
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