Farmers blocked traffic on highways at different points in eight districts of the Meerut region in western Uttar Pradesh on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Farmers blocked traffic on highways at different points in eight districts of the Meerut region in western Uttar Pradesh on Friday.(ANI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Farmers in western UP block highways in support of ‘Chalo Dilli’ march and all the latest news

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By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 05:16 PM IST

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

Farmers in western UP block highways in support of ‘Chalo Dilli’ march

Farmers blocked traffic on highways at different points in eight districts of the Meerut region in western Uttar Pradesh on Friday in support of the ongoing agitation against three contentious agricultural laws passed by the Centre in September. Read more.

Fodder scam: Jolt for RJD as Jharkhand high court defers Lalu’s bail plea hearing

The Jharkhand high court on Friday deferred the hearing in RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s bail plea to December 11. “Party workers across the state were gearing up to accord a grand welcome to him. Read more

Punjab CM welcomes Centre’s decision to allow protesting farmers to enter Delhi

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Friday welcomed the Centre’s decision to allow farmers from his state and Haryana, protesting against the three farm laws enacted earlier this year, to enter Delhi and continue with their demonstration peacefully. Read more

New UK regulator to rein in Google, Facebook, other tech giantsThird-generation

Tech giants such as Google and Facebook will be subject to a new UK regime to give consumers more choice and control over their data, help small businesses thrive, and ensure news outlets are not forced out by bigger rivals, business secretary Alok Sharma announced on Friday. Read more

Volvo S60 unveiled in India, bookings to start January 21

The third-generation Volvo S60 was officially unveiled by the Swedish car maker in the Indian market on Friday with its launch here scheduled for early 2021. The sedan was previously expected to go on sale earlier this year but the plans were reportedly pushed back owing to Covid-19-related factors. Read more

Dad and brothers hilariously interrupt girl trying to record video for teacher. Watch

We all have those family members who perfectly capture the definition of the word silly. In fact, their antics often create situations that make us laugh out loud. This video of a little girl named Delaney getting interrupted by her dad and brother while trying to create an art for her teacher perfectly shows how goofy a family can be. Watch here

Halima Aden quits fashion industry, Rihanna-Bella Hadid-Gigi Hadid support hijab-wearing American supermodel

In a series of historic Instagram confessions, Somali American supermodel Halima Aden opened up about her hijab journey and quit “bowed out gracefully” from runaway modeling because it forced her to compromise her religious beliefs as a Muslim woman. Read more

Gautam Gambhir explains why he ‘would go with Hardik Pandya’ over Manish Pandey in India’s ODI XI

India included all-rounder Hardik Pandya in their Playing XI against Australia in the first ODI in Sydney. This is Pandya’s first international game since September 2019 and coming off a productive IPL season, one would assume he is deserving of a place in India’s XI. Read more

‘Muslim boys should consider Hindu girls as their sisters’: SP leader

Samajwadi Party (SP) MP from Moradabad ST Hasan called ‘Love Jihad’ a political stunt and asked Muslim boys to consider Hindu girls their ‘sisters’. Watch here

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An empowered committee of academicians, chief justices and eminent lawyers should be set up or an independent, autonomous National Council for Legal Education and Research must be created to bring objectivity into the system (Shutterstock)
An empowered committee of academicians, chief justices and eminent lawyers should be set up or an independent, autonomous National Council for Legal Education and Research must be created to bring objectivity into the system (Shutterstock)

Legal education in the country needs urgent reforms: Supreme Court judges

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:48 PM IST
Justice S K Kaul said the quality of legal education has suffered as a result of a large number of "not so great law colleges" and the "crying need of the hour" was to see how legal education can be improved. Similar issues were also raised by senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
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The six municipal corporations to go to polls are Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar.(PTI | Representational image)
The six municipal corporations to go to polls are Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar.(PTI | Representational image)

Gujarat state election commission announces local body elections in February

PTI, Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:44 PM IST
Counting of votes for the six municipal corporations will take place on February 23, and for the 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats on March 2.
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The Air India flight from Goa landing at Agra Airport on Saturday before flying to Delhi. (HT PHOTO).
The Air India flight from Goa landing at Agra Airport on Saturday before flying to Delhi. (HT PHOTO).

Air India begins weekly flight between Agra and Goa

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:40 PM IST
  • This Goa-Agra-Delhi flight was earlier expected to begin on January 16 but was rescheduled for January 23. The plane halted for 35 minutes and then flew for Delhi at 12.15 pm with four passengers.
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Security personnel keep vigil during fresh snowfall in Srinagar on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Security personnel keep vigil during fresh snowfall in Srinagar on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

Fresh snowfall in J-K, drop in temp in north Maharashtra likely from Jan 25

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:38 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department said rain and thundershowers occurred at a few places over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh and Muzaffrabad and at isolated places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Maharashtra.
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Image for representation.

After J&K govt lifts poultry ban, crow samples found positive in 4 districts

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:31 PM IST
  • Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday had lifted the ban on the import of the poultry and poultry products.
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Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra accused the BJP of violating all sanctity of a secular government. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra accused the BJP of violating all sanctity of a secular government. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

'Stand up to bigoted bulldozing or..': Mahua Moitra on Mamata-Jai Shri Ram row

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:12 PM IST
'In an official event, you can't have religion chants as long as this is a secular democracy,' the MP said.
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NS Jamwal, IG- BSF, Jammu addresses media after a tunnel detected by Border Security Force (BSF) in Pansar area along International Border in Kathuaon, in Jammu on Saturday.
NS Jamwal, IG- BSF, Jammu addresses media after a tunnel detected by Border Security Force (BSF) in Pansar area along International Border in Kathuaon, in Jammu on Saturday.

Pakistan dug tunnel in J-K's Pansar from zero-line, says BSF IG

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:58 PM IST
The tunnel detected today is the fourth one in the last six months in Samba, Hiranagar and Kathua areas and the tenth in total in Jammu region, according to a BSF press release.
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Home minister Amit Shah launched the scheme for the CAPF jawans on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in Guwahati.(ANI Photo)
Home minister Amit Shah launched the scheme for the CAPF jawans on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in Guwahati.(ANI Photo)

News updates from HT: Shah launches Ayushman CAPF scheme and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:56 PM IST
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Govt announces Subhash Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:47 PM IST
The award is announced every year on January 23, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
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RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav being shifted to AIIMS Hospital in Delhi due to his ill health from Ranchi on Saturday. (ANI PHOTO).
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav being shifted to AIIMS Hospital in Delhi due to his ill health from Ranchi on Saturday. (ANI PHOTO).

Lalu Prasad Yadav shifted to AIIMS Delhi as health worsens

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:47 PM IST
  • He will be admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as decided by his family members in consultation with the doctors of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS).
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The home minister launched the scheme for the CAPF jawans on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in Guwahati.(ANI)
The home minister launched the scheme for the CAPF jawans on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in Guwahati.(ANI)

Amit Shah launches Ayushman CAPF scheme for medical benefits to armed forces

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:46 PM IST
The Ayushman CAPF scheme that has been rolled out on Saturday for all jawans in India will be implemented completely before May 1.
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FILE PHOTO: Farmers participate in a tractor rally to protest against the newly passed farm bills, on a highway on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, January 7, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Farmers participate in a tractor rally to protest against the newly passed farm bills, on a highway on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, January 7, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo(REUTERS)

'Our march will have no effect on R-Day Parade,' says Yogendra Yadav

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:03 PM IST
"We will take out a historical and peaceful parade, and it will have no effect on the Republic Day parade or the security arrangements," Yadav said.
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Farmer leaders said that the tractor parade would be peaceful.(PTI)
Farmer leaders said that the tractor parade would be peaceful.(PTI)

Cavalcades of tractors from Punjab, Haryana set out for R-Day tractor parade

PTI, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:51 PM IST
Carrying some ration, mattresses and other essentials, cavalcades of tractors left for Delhi. Tractors carried the flags of the unions, some sported the tricolour, and also posters with slogans of 'Kisan Ekta Zindabad', 'No Farmer, No Food' and 'Kaale Kanoon Radd Karo'.
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Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy also announced several development projects from inside the temple premises.(PTI)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy also announced several development projects from inside the temple premises.(PTI)

Jagan govt boycotts panchayat election process after poll panel's notification

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:58 PM IST
  • The district collectors, superintendents of police, district panchayat officers and other field-level officials also boycotted the video conference.
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IAF chief RKS Bhadauria’s comments came on the eve of the ninth round of military talks with China to defuse border tensions in Ladakh. (ANI PHOTO)
IAF chief RKS Bhadauria’s comments came on the eve of the ninth round of military talks with China to defuse border tensions in Ladakh. (ANI PHOTO)

'If China gets aggressive, so will India': IAF chief on eve of talks with PLA

By Rahul Singh | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:39 PM IST
  • The corps commander-level talks between the Indian Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will be held at Moldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on Sunday.
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