The Central government has decided to build an ‘iconic structure’ called the ‘Nav Bharat Udyan’, or New India Garden, next to the Yamuna river bank(PTI)
The Central government has decided to build an ‘iconic structure’ called the ‘Nav Bharat Udyan’, or New India Garden, next to the Yamuna river bank(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: ‘Iconic structure’ planned near Yamuna, Central Vista length to double and all the latest news

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By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 09:11 PM IST

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

‘Iconic structure’ planned near Yamuna, Central Vista length to double

The Central government has decided to build an ‘iconic structure’ called the ‘Nav Bharat Udyan’, or New India Garden, next to the Yamuna river bank spread over 22 acres to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence. The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) called a design competition for the new structure. Read More

‘Deliberate’: Centre puts Twitter on notice for showing Leh as part of J&K

The ministry of Electronics and IT has issued a notice to Twitter seeking explanation in five days as to why legal action shouldn’t be taken against the social media platform for disrespecting India’s territorial integrity as Twitter has shown Leh as part of J&K, not Ladakh. Read More

Our ideologies should not go against national interest, PM Modi to JNU students

Sharing his experience of Emergency with the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said one doesn’t need to sacrifice his or her own ideology to fight for a common, greater cause. “When people joined Mahatma Gandhi, they didn’t leave their ideologies. Read More

Kunal Kamra to face contempt case. Attorney General says he crossed the line

Attorney General KK Venugopal on Thursday gave his nod to initiate contempt of court proceedings against stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra for his ‘highly objectionable’ tweets against the Supreme Court.The Attorney General has said that the tweets by Kamra are ‘not only in bad taste but also clearly cross the line between humour and contempt of the Court’. Read More

We couldn’t take our family photo like every year, says PM Modi at 17th ASEAN-India Summit

The strategic partnership of India and ASEAN is based on our shared historical, geographical and cultural heritage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, addressing the 17th ASEAN-India summit. “ASEAN has always been the core of our Act East Policy. . Read More

Asif Basra found dead: Manoj Bajpayee, Anushka Sharma, Kareena Kapoor lead Bollywood in paying tribute

Directors Hansal Mehta and Onir were among the first to condole the death of actor Asif Basra on Thursday. The 53-year-old actor was found dead in a private complex in Dharamshala. Suicide is suspected.Read More

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Haryana police personnel during a mock drill at Badarpur border in Faridabad.(PTI)
Haryana police personnel during a mock drill at Badarpur border in Faridabad.(PTI)

Haryana shuts down mobile internet services in three NCR districts

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:25 PM IST
  • The Haryana government said the decision was taken on the basis of intelligence reports on the likelihood of violence and disturbance of public peace in the state's national capital region districts
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Gurugram: Haryana Police personnel conduct a march near Rajiv Chowk as part of preparations for farmers' tractor rally, in Gurugram, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_25_2021_000228B)(PTI)
Gurugram: Haryana Police personnel conduct a march near Rajiv Chowk as part of preparations for farmers' tractor rally, in Gurugram, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_25_2021_000228B)(PTI)

Haryana on high alert after chaos in Delhi during tractor parade

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:21 PM IST
In view of the violent incidents in several areas during the farmers' tractor parade in Delhi, Haryana Director General of Police Manoj Yadava said a 'high alert' has been sounded in the state.
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A protesting farmer hurls back a tear gas shell towards police as they march to the capital breaking police barricades during Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
A protesting farmer hurls back a tear gas shell towards police as they march to the capital breaking police barricades during Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(AP Photo)

Feel ashamed and take responsibility: Yogendra Yadav on protest violence

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:15 PM IST
"I appealed continuously that we stick to whatever route was decided and not deviate. Only if the movement goes peacefully, we will be able to win," said Yogendra Yadav, who has been supporting the farmers' agitation against the new agriculture laws.
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Farmers push aside a bus to pass along a road during the tractor rally, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)
Farmers push aside a bus to pass along a road during the tractor rally, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)

Farmers' body Samyukt Kisan Morcha calls off tractor rally with immediate effect

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:00 PM IST
The announcement comes after a day of violence in Delhi in which policemen were injured and buses vandalised.
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Artists perform during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations, in Srinagar on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Artists perform during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations, in Srinagar on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

R-Day celebrations end calmly in Kashmir amid tight security, internet shutdown

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:58 PM IST
  • A three-tier security was placed across Kashmir, especially around Srinagar's SK stadium where the main function was held.
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Chief minister Khattar said that at present, there are about 1,500 villages that get 16 to 21 hours of electricity supply daily and added that 24-hour power supply will be ensured in these villages soon.(PTI)
Chief minister Khattar said that at present, there are about 1,500 villages that get 16 to 21 hours of electricity supply daily and added that 24-hour power supply will be ensured in these villages soon.(PTI)

Haryana: 223 more villages included under 24-hour power supply scheme on R-Day

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:16 PM IST
With these 223 villages, the number of villages under the scheme has increased to 5,223.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said she was deeply disturbed by the developments in Delhi's tractor rally.(File photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said she was deeply disturbed by the developments in Delhi's tractor rally.(File photo)

'Centre's attitude insensitive': Bengal CM on violence at Delhi tractor rally

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:55 PM IST
"Deeply disturbed by worrying and painful developments that have unfolded on the streets of Delhi. Centre's insensitive attitude and indifference towards our farmer brothers and sisters has to be blamed for this situation," Banerjee tweeted.
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A plantation drive was also organised to mark the launch of the Dhannipur project(Sourced)
A plantation drive was also organised to mark the launch of the Dhannipur project(Sourced)

Ayodhya’s Dhannipur mosque project launched with unfurling of tricolour on R-Day

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:11 PM IST
  • The Dhannipur project includes a mosque, hospital, museum, library, community kitchen, Indo-Islamic Cultural Research Centre and Publication House.
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Protesting farmers remove the barricades after breaching the routes during their tractor rally, at Ghazipur border near Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Protesting farmers remove the barricades after breaching the routes during their tractor rally, at Ghazipur border near Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

Explained: As tractor rally turns violent in Delhi, what farmers want

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:24 PM IST
As far as negotiations with the government are concerned, the agenda of the farmers is to focus the discussions only on ways in which the new laws can be scrapped.
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Papammal runs her own organic farm where she has been cultivating a variety of millets, pulses, vegetables and corn for over nine decades.(HT photo)
Papammal runs her own organic farm where she has been cultivating a variety of millets, pulses, vegetables and corn for over nine decades.(HT photo)

105-year-old organic farmer from Coimbatore is celebrating her Padma Shri award

By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, Chennai
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:00 PM IST
  • The centenarian’s day starts at 5.30 in the morning and by 6 am she is on the field working until the afternoon.
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Police lathicharge farmers who were attempting to break barricades at ITO during their 'tractor march' on Republic Day, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Police lathicharge farmers who were attempting to break barricades at ITO during their 'tractor march' on Republic Day, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Railways announces refund for passengers who missed train due to tractor rally

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:49 PM IST
The violence during tractor rally led to chaos in many areas of Delhi and affected traffic. Many stations on various line of Delhi Metro were also closed.
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The mangled ambulance being towed away(HT PHOTO)
The mangled ambulance being towed away(HT PHOTO)

Five killed as ambulance rams into truck in UP’s Bhadoi

UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:31 PM IST
  • The victims were carrying the body of a person from Asansol in West Bengal to Chittorgarh in Rajasthan when the accident took place.
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"Centre's responsibility was to keep law & order in control but they failed,” Sharad Pawar said.(HT Photo)
"Centre's responsibility was to keep law & order in control but they failed,” Sharad Pawar said.(HT Photo)

'Centre's responsibility to maintain law and order, it failed': Sharad Pawar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:46 PM IST
“Nobody will support whatever happened today but the reason behind it cannot be ignored either. Govt should act maturely & take the right decision,” Pawar said.
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Tractor with two farmers overturns at Delhi-Noida border on Tuesday. (ANI photo)
Tractor with two farmers overturns at Delhi-Noida border on Tuesday. (ANI photo)

At least 19 in hospital after violence at tractor rally in Delhi

By Anonna Dutt | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:38 PM IST
  • Six people were rushed to the emergency department at Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital.
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Students from the government college of nursing hold Indian national flags to celebrate the Republic Day, in Chennai. (AP)
Students from the government college of nursing hold Indian national flags to celebrate the Republic Day, in Chennai. (AP)

Airports Authority of India celebrates 72nd Republic Day with fervour

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:16 PM IST
"On the 72nd #RepublicDay. celebrations, Arvind Singh, Chairman, #AAI unfurled the flag at Delhi Air Traffic Services Complex in presence of AAI Board Members, @aaiRedNR and other senior AAI officials," the AAI tweeted.
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