An AQI between 401 and 500 and from 301 to 400 is considered in the “severe” and “very poor” category, respectively.(ANI Photo)
An AQI between 401 and 500 and from 301 to 400 is considered in the “severe” and “very poor” category, respectively.(ANI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Delhi’s air quality shows marginal improvement and all the latest news

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By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 09:03 AM IST

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

Delhi’s air improves slightly, recorded as ‘very poor’ after six consecutive days in ‘severe’ zone

The air quality index (AQI) of Delhi showed a marginal improvement on Wednesday morning after six consecutive days of pollution in the “severe” category. The AQI was in the “very poor” category as the early morning recording of 394 showed. Read more

Actor Arjun Rampal to appear before NCB after being summoned in drug-related case

Actor Arjun Rampal has been summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday in connection with a drug-related case. The summons were issued to the actor after the agency conducted raids at his premises on Monday. Read more

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Tejashwi Yadav gets largest party, but not crown

In a small village in Vaishali, during his first election in 2015, Tejashwi Yadav, now 31, was campaigning, going door-to-door, and asking for the blessings of elders. That election was centred largely on caste, with the then alliance of Lalu Prasad’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), questioning the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)‘s commitment to reservations. Read more

US has a plan to start Pfizer vaccine shots in December: Health secretary

If Pfizer Inc submits the positive initial data from its Covid-19 vaccine trial to health regulators as quickly as expected, the US government plans to begin vaccinating Americans in December, health secretary Alex Azar said on Tuesday. Read more

Time-lapse video shows Comet ISON travelling through space. Seen it yet?

Ever wondered what it would feel like to travel through space? Well, the latest video shared on the official Instagram account of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope may not let you ‘experience’ the journey but can indeed allow you to witness it. Read more

Tata Gravitas seven-seat SUV’s launch details announced

Tata Motors is gearing up for the launch of the seven-seat Gravitas SUV in the Indian market. The homegrown automaker has announced that the Gravitas will be launched by the last quarter of the current calendar year. Read more

Here are the India prices of the new Apple MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini

Apple just wrapped up its last event for 2020 by announcing the much-awaited Apple Silicon - the M1 chip, a new MacBook Air, a MacBook Pro and and a Mac mini. All the three devices will be powered by the new M1 chip that promises significant upgrades to all the features on the Macs. Read more

Anushka Sharma shares Virat Kohli’s pic as he cleans his shoes with a toothbrush ahead of Australia tour

Cricketer Virat Kohli may have taken a paternity leave from the upcoming tour of Australia after the first Test, but he is still prepping for the matches that he is supposed to play. His wife, actor Anushka Sharma shared a picture of him cleaning his shoes. Read more

IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians high on title no. 5

It wasn’t so much a defence of the title as a night-long and campaign-long attack on the IPL trophy. The best side of this tournament by a distance and then some, Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians, won not only their second season in a row but their fifth in eight years. Read more

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During the virtual interaction, Rajnath Singh complimented Singapore for the effectiveness of its pandemic mitigation measures and the contribution of that country’s armed forces in restricting the spread of Covid-19. (ANI PHOTO).
During the virtual interaction, Rajnath Singh complimented Singapore for the effectiveness of its pandemic mitigation measures and the contribution of that country’s armed forces in restricting the spread of Covid-19. (ANI PHOTO).

India, Singapore sign pact on submarine rescue support

By Rahul Singh | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:31 PM IST
  • In another move to deepen military cooperation, Rajnath Singh and his Singaporean counterpart Ng Eng Hen expressed their support to the early conclusion of agreements to facilitate live firing drills and to establish reciprocal arrangements for the cross-attendance of military courses.
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A 42-year-old healthcare worker, who had received Covid-19 vaccination, died early Wednesday after complaining of chest pain.(AP)
A 42-year-old healthcare worker, who had received Covid-19 vaccination, died early Wednesday after complaining of chest pain.(AP)

Health worker dies after Covid vaccine jab, official says death not due to it

PTI, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:58 PM IST
The worker was vaccinated at about 11.30 AM on Tuesday at a Primary Health Centre (PHC) in the district and he is said to have developed chest pain at around 2.30 AM on Wednesday.
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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan moves resolution against Centre's farm laws in the special session of State Assembly, in Thiruvananthapuram.(ANI)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan moves resolution against Centre's farm laws in the special session of State Assembly, in Thiruvananthapuram.(ANI)

Central agencies threatening our officials, says Kerala CM, Customs deny charge

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:55 PM IST
  • Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan put Customs in his line of fire over the investigation into the gold smuggling case.
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After serving her term in the prison for more than four years and a fine of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 crore was paid, Sasikala was set for release from the prison on January 27, 2021.(PTI Photo)
After serving her term in the prison for more than four years and a fine of 10 crore was paid, Sasikala was set for release from the prison on January 27, 2021.(PTI Photo)

V K Sasikala taken to Bengaluru hospital after she complains of fever

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:50 PM IST
Sasikala has been taken to the Bowring and Lady Curzon government hospital in Bengaluru from the central prison.
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Bengal BJP’s chief spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya tried to make a distinction between the slogans chanted by his party and the opposition Trinamool.(ANI Photo )
Bengal BJP’s chief spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya tried to make a distinction between the slogans chanted by his party and the opposition Trinamool.(ANI Photo )

‘Goli maaro’ slogan for 2nd day in Bengal, this time at BJP rally

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:44 PM IST
A section of TMC workers had raised the slogan at a roadshow in south Kolkata on Tuesday afternoon.
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During the second break, farmer leader Kavitha Kuruganti said the meeting began with the NIA issue, followed by unions' demand for a repeal of the laws.(HT_PRINT)
During the second break, farmer leader Kavitha Kuruganti said the meeting began with the NIA issue, followed by unions' demand for a repeal of the laws.(HT_PRINT)

Govt offers to amend farm laws; Farmer leaders insist on repeal

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:29 PM IST
The two sides took a break after around one hour of discussions when farmer leaders had langar food.
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On Wednesday, Kerala was put on high alert after fresh cases of bird flu were reported from Alappuzha, said the state animal husbandry department, (HT PHOTO).
On Wednesday, Kerala was put on high alert after fresh cases of bird flu were reported from Alappuzha, said the state animal husbandry department, (HT PHOTO).

Kerala, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh add more bird flu deaths amid second wave

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:19 PM IST
  • In January first week at least 80,000 ducks and 10,000 chickens were culled in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts and the Centre had rushed a high-level team to Kerala. The state government had announced 100 per bird to compensate poultry farmers.
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File photo of former spokesperson of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) Sajad Lone (right) addressing media persons in Srinagar as PAGD President Farooq Abdullah (L) looks on. (PTI)
File photo of former spokesperson of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) Sajad Lone (right) addressing media persons in Srinagar as PAGD President Farooq Abdullah (L) looks on. (PTI)

Gupkar Alliance puts up brave face after Sajjad Lone’s exit

By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:13 PM IST
  • CPI (M) general secretary Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami who is one of the senior most leaders of the Gupkar Alliance said Sajjad Lone could have raised the issues internally instead of exiting.
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All information were made available at ground level first, the health minister tweeted on Wednesday.
All information were made available at ground level first, the health minister tweeted on Wednesday.

'Obviously': Minister on whether beneficiaries were aware of Covaxin fine print

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:07 PM IST
Covaxin beneficiaries were made aware of all information, the Union health minister said again on Wednesday.
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Representational image. (HT Photo)
Representational image. (HT Photo)

Those excluded from Assam NRC can vote if their names are on electoral rolls: EC

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:37 PM IST
Around 1.9 million people were left out of the updated NRC published on August 31, 2019, as part of a process to identify and deport alleged undocumented immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh
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Antony J. Blinken. (REUTERS)
Antony J. Blinken. (REUTERS)

India a ‘bipartisan success story’: Biden’s pick for secretary of state

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:34 PM IST
Antony Blinken, the nominee for the post of secretary of state, said China is the “most significant challenge” to the US
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Sebastian Almeida with his new collection of guitars. (HT PHOTO)
Sebastian Almeida with his new collection of guitars. (HT PHOTO)

Goan guitarist rebuilds collection of rare guitars he lost in fire two years ago

By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:25 PM IST
  • Sebastian Almeida's collection now stands at 82 guitars, 20 more than what he last had when he lost it all in the fire.
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Representational Image.

CBI arrests its DSP, inspector in bribery scam within agency

By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:10 PM IST
As part of the scandal, crucial case related information and documents were allegedly being leaked since 2018 to individuals/companies being investigated for bank frauds
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the release of financial assistance of around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2691 crores to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh, under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana - Gramin (PMAY-G) through video conferencing, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the release of financial assistance of around 2691 crores to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh, under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana - Gramin (PMAY-G) through video conferencing, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

'Solid partners off field': Modi's tweet to Australian PM after historic win

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:11 PM IST
"Formidable competitors on the field and solid partners off it" is how PM Modi sees the relationship between India and Australia.
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BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari gestures during a roadshow from Tollygunge to Rashbehari in Kolkata, West Bengal( Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari gestures during a roadshow from Tollygunge to Rashbehari in Kolkata, West Bengal( Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

News updates from HT: Suvendu Adhikari's new challenge ahead of Bengal elections

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:57 PM IST
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