The Congress leader who emerged victorious from the seat in 2019 elections had promptly responded and rushed enough food kits to his constituency.(PTI file photo)
The Congress leader who emerged victorious from the seat in 2019 elections had promptly responded and rushed enough food kits to his constituency.(PTI file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Flood-relief food kits provided by Rahul Gandhi found abandoned in Wayanad 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
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 09:05 PM IST

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

Flood relief kits given by Rahul Gandhi found abandoned in his constituency Wayanad

Thousands of flood-relief food kits provided by Congress MP from Wayanad (north Kerala) Rahul Gandhi were found abandoned in a vacant shop in Nilambur in Malappuram district. The “criminal waste” triggered widespread criticism from many quarters including local residents and Left leaders. Read more

Digital gadgets and platforms are stealing your time, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that digital platforms and tech gadgets are stealing our time and we must assign some time for ourselves. The prime minister was speaking at the event held to celebrate the Centennial Foundation Day of Lucknow University where he unveiled Rs 100 commemorative coin. Read more

Jagan Reddy launches interest-free loans scheme for Andhra street vendors

The YSR Congress Party government in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday launched yet another welfare scheme - Jagananna Thodu (Brother Jagan’s support) - aimed at providing interest-free loans to small traders and street vendors in the state. Read more

20-year-old woman abducted, raped for 14 days in man’s captivity in Kota jungle: Police

A 20-year-old woman has accused a man of abducting and raping her for 14 days while keeping her in his captivity in a jungle near Mandana town of Kota district, police said on Wednesday. In her complaint lodged at the Anta police station in neighbouring Baran district, the woman said she was able to approach the police after her father managed to rescue her from the 22-year-old man’s captivity on November 22. Read more

COVAXX gets supply deals worth $2.8 billion for potential Covid-19 vaccine

COVAXX, a unit of United Biomedical Inc, said on Thursday it has received purchase commitments totaling $2.8 billion to deliver more than 140 million doses of its potential Covid-19 vaccine to developing countries, including Brazil, Peru and Ecuador. Read more

Kangana Ranaut lauds Jallikattu as India’s official entry at Oscars 2021, says ‘movie mafia gang is hiding in their houses’

Kangana Ranaut applauded the decision to send Malayalam film Jallikattu as India’s official entry for the Best International Feature Film category at the 93rd Academy Awards. She called it the result of the scrutiny that the Bollywood ‘mafia’ is being subjected to and suggested that they were unable to tilt the scales in their favour through lobbying. Read more

Boy writes to Santa, asks if God ‘loves him for being gay’. Tweet will leave you emotional

Writing letters to Santa is a Christmas tradition loved by thousands of children. In fact, United States Postal Service (USPS), each year, also runs a special program called the Operation Santa. In this, kids from all over America write to Santa about their wishes. Read more

Best looks of Sara Ali Khan fashionably twinning with mother Amrita Singh that will take you on a trip down memory lane

Sara Ali Khan’s wardrobe is one of the most enviable when it comes to Gen-Z Bollywood stars and star kids, and she experiments with her traditional looks with as much ease as she does her gowns and hot shorts. Read more

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In this file photo, Indian army trucks drive near Pangong Tso lake near the India China border in Ladakh area. (AP)
In this file photo, Indian army trucks drive near Pangong Tso lake near the India China border in Ladakh area. (AP)

India, China hold another round of military talks to defuse LAC tensions

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:07 AM IST
  • The situation in the Ladakh sector remains tense and the ongoing military and diplomatic dialogue has not yielded results.
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A woman walks past a painting of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day before the inauguration of the Covid-19 vaccination drive on a street in Mumbai, India, January 15, 2021. (REUTERS)
A woman walks past a painting of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day before the inauguration of the Covid-19 vaccination drive on a street in Mumbai, India, January 15, 2021. (REUTERS)

Covid-19 vaccination: Over 16 lakh inoculated in 9 days, Karnataka leads the way

Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:07 PM IST
The government data also said that only 10 Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFIs) have been reported till 7.30 pm on Sunday.
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Villagers said the district administration broke the lock of the main gate of Government Primary School and shifted the cows. (Representational image/HT Photo)
Villagers said the district administration broke the lock of the main gate of Government Primary School and shifted the cows. (Representational image/HT Photo)

In Tikamgarh district of MP, primary school converted into cow shelter

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:01 PM IST
  • A school teacher said more than 200 cows destroyed the kitchen garden and at least 100 plants of flowers, fruits and medicinal plant in the school premises.
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Rahat Abrar said that the historic ceremony would be carried out by Vice Chancellor Professor Tariq Mansoor.(HT File Photo)
Rahat Abrar said that the historic ceremony would be carried out by Vice Chancellor Professor Tariq Mansoor.(HT File Photo)

Time capsule to be buried on Republic Day to mark 100 years of AMU

PTI, Aligarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:59 PM IST
AMU spokesman Rahat Abrar said that "The steel capsule which weighs 1.5 tonne would be buried at a depth of 30 feet in front of Victoria Gate, the iconic structure, which marks the heart of this historic institution."
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The rally will be held from Delhi's three border points -- Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur -- and adequate security will be provided to it, police said.(REUTERS)
The rally will be held from Delhi's three border points -- Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur -- and adequate security will be provided to it, police said.(REUTERS)

Delhi Police Commissioner issues circular for tractor rally

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:57 PM IST
  • The circular said that all officers and personnel as well as CAPF and any other force deployed for the Republic Day Parade security arrangements should be made aware and be prepared that they will be required for law and order arrangements immediately after the official celebration is over.
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The police said no traffic will be allowed on Vijay Chowk from 6.00 pm on January 25 till the parade is over, wheras Rajpath is already out of bounds.(ANI)
The police said no traffic will be allowed on Vijay Chowk from 6.00 pm on January 25 till the parade is over, wheras Rajpath is already out of bounds.(ANI)

Delhi Traffic Police issues advisory for road movement ahead of Republic Day

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:49 PM IST
  • Delhi traffic police requested road users to accordingly plan their journies and avoid the route of parade and tableaux, from 4 am to 12:30 pm for their own convenience.
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“I am thinking of Netaji, I am thinking of my countrymen” said the Prime Minister.
“I am thinking of Netaji, I am thinking of my countrymen” said the Prime Minister.

‘Thank you West Bengal’ tweets PM Modi as he shares video of his Kolkata visit

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:52 PM IST
The video includes pictures and videos of the Prime Minister’s at Victoria Memorial to mark the occasion of ParakramDivas, Shubhash Chandra Bose’s residence amongst others, with sound bites from his speech at the former added for effect.
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Union minister Smriti Irani, S Jaishankar shared photos with their daughters on the occasion of national Girl Child Day.
Union minister Smriti Irani, S Jaishankar shared photos with their daughters on the occasion of national Girl Child Day.

Gird Child Day: Leaders, eminent personalities laud contribution of daughters

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:32 PM IST
India celebrates National Girl Child Day, an initiative of the ministry of women and child development, every year on January 24.
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The tiger skin that was seizied by the Chhattisgarh police on Sunday in Dhamtari district.(Sourced)
The tiger skin that was seizied by the Chhattisgarh police on Sunday in Dhamtari district.(Sourced)

Chhattisgarh police arrest man trying to sell tiger skin

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:07 PM IST
  • According to the FIR registered by the police, the estimated value of the tiger skin that was seized is 40 lakh in the international market.
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File photo of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.(HT Photo)
File photo of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.(HT Photo)

Nitish Kumar wishes speedy recovery to Lalu, but won't call. Here's why

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:04 PM IST
Lalu Prasad Yadav was airlifted to Delhi from Ranchi where he is being treated for multiple ailments.
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According to officials, this is one of the biggest GST frauds detected in recent times(Representational photo)
According to officials, this is one of the biggest GST frauds detected in recent times(Representational photo)

Eight CAs among 258 arrested since mid-November in GST fraud

By Rajeev Jayaswal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:52 PM IST
  • One CA was arrested on Saturday along with four businessmen in Jaipur for operating 25 fake firms to fraudulently avail and pass on input tax credit.
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While addressing a press conference here, Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken alleged that excise duty on diesel has been hiked by 820 per cent and 258 per cent on petrol in the last six years.(ANI)
While addressing a press conference here, Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken alleged that excise duty on diesel has been hiked by 820 per cent and 258 per cent on petrol in the last six years.(ANI)

Congress slams Center over petrol, diesel price hike

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:50 PM IST
  • While addressing a press conference, Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken demanded an explanation of how exactly has the government spent 20 lakh crore that it "collected by multiple hikes in excise duty on both petrol and diesel" in last six years.
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A child wearing a blanket walks through an alley of a residential area on a cold winter day in New Delhi on January 24, 2021. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)(AFP)
A child wearing a blanket walks through an alley of a residential area on a cold winter day in New Delhi on January 24, 2021. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)(AFP)

Fresh grip of chill in north, central India over next 3-4 days: IMD

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:27 PM IST
This fresh spell of chill has been caused by the movement of the western disturbance further northeastwards on Sunday from Jammu and Kashmir.
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The gold was kept in safes and vaults of the Surana Corporation under the CBI’s lock and seal. (HT Photo)
The gold was kept in safes and vaults of the Surana Corporation under the CBI’s lock and seal. (HT Photo)

Gold worth Rs4.50 crore seized at Chennai airport, 9 held

PTI, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:19 PM IST
Acting on inputs that 17 passengers, including four women passengers, who had arrived from Dubai on Friday, were involved in gold-smuggling, the Customs sleuths intercepted them on suspicion and recovered the precious metal.
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Roji Behera (second from right) says she wants to work till she saves enough to pay off her college dues.(HT PHOTO)
Roji Behera (second from right) says she wants to work till she saves enough to pay off her college dues.(HT PHOTO)

Odisha Dalit girl works as labourer to clear pending dues of engineering college

By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:17 PM IST
  • The girl claims that the college has withheld her diploma certificate for non-payment of dues.
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