Commuters to and from Delhi continued to suffer as multiple borders connecting the national capital to surrounding states remained sealed on Friday(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Commuters to and from Delhi continued to suffer as multiple borders connecting the national capital to surrounding states remained sealed on Friday(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Farmers’ protest enters 8th day, leads to traffic snarls in Delhi 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 DEC 04, 2020 01:27 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.

Traffic snarls continue on Delhi borders as farmers’ protests enter Day 8

Commuters to and from Delhi continued to suffer as multiple borders connecting the national capital to surrounding states remained sealed on Friday as farmers carried on with their protests against the three agricultural reforms introduced by the central government for more than a week now. Read More

Blow to BJP, MVA candidates leading in polls for 4 Council seats in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA), comprising the ruling parties Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress, had an edge over the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as alliance’s candidates were leading after a second round of votes counting in the graduates’ constituencies of Aurangbad, Pune and Nagpur and the teachers’ constituency of Pune. Read more

RBI keeps repo rate unchanged, stance ‘accommodative’

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday kept its key lending rate unchanged for the third time in a row as widely expected amid high inflation and said it will maintain an accommodative stance, implying there could be more rate cuts in the future if need arises. Read More

Increased risk of tooth decay in pregnancy? Here are 7 dental care tips to keep you and your baby smiling

Dental health and oral hygiene, if taken for granted in the daily rush of life, can lead to increased risk of tooth decay in pregnancy if cavities are left untreated to fester in the mouth. Mommies-to-be do everything to ensure healthy nine months. Read More

NASA shares ‘how it started vs how it is going’ images of Stingray Nebula. Here’s the reason for its unprecedented fading

It is often said that everything changes. However, the type of change the nebula Hen 3-1357, nicknamed the Stingray nebula, is going through is unprecedented. The images captured 20-years-apart by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope show the nebula quickly fading. Read More

‘I am going slightly radical’’: Aakash Chopra leaves out Shreyas Iyer from his playing XI for first T20I

India and Australia will be playing the first T20 international of the three-match series on Friday in Canberra. After a battle in the 50-over format, the focus now shifts to T20s where both teams would be looking to gain the momentum ahead of the crucial Test series. Read More

Delhi AQI remains in very poor category; might slip into severe zone

Delhi’s air quality continued to remain in the very poor category on December 4. At 7am, AQI was 335, as per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The national capital’s average Air Quality Index on Thursday was 341. On a scale of 0 to 500, an AQI value between 300 and 400 is considered very poor, and that above 400 is considered severe. Watch

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Kerala HC has also asked for a regular update on the probe into the case.(HT Photo)
Kerala HC has also asked for a regular update on the probe into the case.(HT Photo)

Kerala mother accused of son's sexual abuse gets bail, court orders SIT probe

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:31 PM IST
  • The case has got wide publicity as it is the first time that a mother was arrested under Pocso charges in Kerala, that too, for exploiting her own child.
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Sonia Gandhi at a Congress Working Committee ( CWC ) meeting(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)
Sonia Gandhi at a Congress Working Committee ( CWC ) meeting(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)

'National security compromised': CWC on Arnab Goswami's leaked chats

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:25 PM IST
  • The CWC further said that the silence underlined the government's collusion, complicity and guilt.
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Vijayabhaskar said that he took the jab as a doctor and as a member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to instill faith in health workers regarding the vaccine.(ANI)
Vijayabhaskar said that he took the jab as a doctor and as a member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to instill faith in health workers regarding the vaccine.(ANI)

Tamil Nadu health minister gets Covid-19 vaccine, opts for Covaxin

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:23 PM IST
He urged everyone to take the vaccine to safeguard themselves from the deadly virus that has taken the lives of more than 150,000 people in India.
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BSF said the Pakistani rangers confirmed that the youth had been detained after crossing over. (Siddharaj Solanki/ Hindustan Times File Photo)
BSF said the Pakistani rangers confirmed that the youth had been detained after crossing over. (Siddharaj Solanki/ Hindustan Times File Photo)

Caught entering girlfriend’s home, shamed Rajasthan youth flees to Pakistan

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Barmer
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:00 PM IST
  • n the missing complaint, family members expressed apprehension that the boy might have crossed to Pakistan since the family lived very close to the Indo-Pak international border and they had relatives in Pabni village in Pakistan.
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In a letter to RBI governor Shaktikanta Das, Thackeray claimed that several banks were not following the Centre's guidelines of observing leniency.(HT file photo)
In a letter to RBI governor Shaktikanta Das, Thackeray claimed that several banks were not following the Centre's guidelines of observing leniency.(HT file photo)

MNS urges RBI to set up panel to resolve transporters' woes

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Thackeray further claimed that some financiers had issued notices for recovery and were charging 2,000 per notice as fine.
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Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan showing a bottle of Covaxin dose at AIIMS in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan showing a bottle of Covaxin dose at AIIMS in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin led to enhanced immune responses, says Lancet

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:12 PM IST
The study on 375 participants across the country says the doses, administered 14 days apart during the trial, were well tolerated and led to tolerable safety outcomes and enhanced immune responses.
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MNS chief Raj Thackeray. (File photo)
MNS chief Raj Thackeray. (File photo)

Raj Thackeray writes to RBI chief, complains about transporter harassment

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 02:52 PM IST
The MNS chief asked Shaktikanta Das to constitute a high-level committee to probe the irregularities by banks and NBFCs and take punitive action based on the findings
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Camel mounted soldiers are silhouetted against the evening sky during the rehearsals for the upcoming beating retreat ceremony which marks the end of Republic Day celebrations at the Raisina hills, in New Delhi(AP PHOTO)
Camel mounted soldiers are silhouetted against the evening sky during the rehearsals for the upcoming beating retreat ceremony which marks the end of Republic Day celebrations at the Raisina hills, in New Delhi(AP PHOTO)

Gorakhpur student Aniket Mishra to celebrate Republic Day with PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 02:43 PM IST
  • Mishra, who is currently in the Capital for his exams, will be accompanied by his aunt and is expected to report to Hotel Ashoka in New Delhi on January 25.
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Odisha BJP unit chief Samir Mohanty and leader of Opposition Pradipta Naik led the overnight protest against paddy procurement by the government.(HT Photo)
Odisha BJP unit chief Samir Mohanty and leader of Opposition Pradipta Naik led the overnight protest against paddy procurement by the government.(HT Photo)

Odisha BJP protests ‘shoddy’ paddy procurement, govt suspends 15 officials

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:54 PM IST
  • At least 10,000 farmers and BJP leaders had surrounded the RDC office in Sambalpur town on Thursday, protesting deductions in farmers’ payments by rice millers among other issues.
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PM Modi interacts with vaccinators and beneficiaries on Friday, (YouTube/Narendra Modi)
PM Modi interacts with vaccinators and beneficiaries on Friday, (YouTube/Narendra Modi)

India totally self-reliant in terms of Covid-19 vaccines: PM Modi

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:39 PM IST
  • India totally self-reliant in terms of Covid-19 vaccines: PM Modi interacts with Varanasi health workers, vaccinators
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The Centre had offered to put on hold the three laws for 12-18 months and also set up a joint committee to find solutions.(ANI/Twitter)
The Centre had offered to put on hold the three laws for 12-18 months and also set up a joint committee to find solutions.(ANI/Twitter)

Union ministers start 11th round of talks with protesting farmer unions

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:08 PM IST
Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, are protesting at various border points of Delhi for over a month now against the three laws.
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The Prime Minister said that today's India is not afraid of working on experiments for solving problems.(PTI)
The Prime Minister said that today's India is not afraid of working on experiments for solving problems.(PTI)

PM Modi lauds India's cricket win over Australia

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:07 PM IST
Addressing the 18th Convocation of Tezpur University, PM Modi said that people should not be afraid of taking risks and doing experiments.
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Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. (File photo)
Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. (File photo)

HT Environment Conclave: Govt to train village women to test water quality

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:02 PM IST
The government will put up inexpensive water-quality testing infrastructure accessible to every village to achieve the government’s mission to provide safe drinking water to all by 2024, minister Shekhawat said
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This comes days after Banerjee alleged that people in the Trinamool Congress (TMC) were not letting him 'work for the people'.
This comes days after Banerjee alleged that people in the Trinamool Congress (TMC) were not letting him 'work for the people'.

Bengal forest minister Rajib Banerjee resigns from post

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:59 PM IST
  • Banerjee had taken to Facebook to criticise senior Trinamool leader earlier in January, saying they have not paid heed to his concerns.
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It is regarding the 'objectionable comments' made on social media against ministers and government officials. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
It is regarding the 'objectionable comments' made on social media against ministers and government officials. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Social media posts against govt, officials to drive action by Bihar Police

ANI, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:57 PM IST
The letter was released on the behalf of Economic and Cybercrime Department from Bihar Police Headquarters on January 21.
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