Devendra Fadnavis with Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, November 23, 2019(HT file photo)
Devendra Fadnavis with Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, November 23, 2019(HT file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: In his quiet invite, Governor gave Fadnavis 14 days to prove majority and all the latest news at this hour

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 9 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 08:51 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 9 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

In his quiet invite, Governor gave to Fadnavis 14 days to prove majority

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, who rushed to organise an oath ceremony for Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday morning, has given the BJP government in Maharashtra 14 days to prove his majority in the assembly, people familiar with the development told Hindustan Times on Monday. Read more

Not Satyamev, it is Sattamev Jayate: Sena boss’ dig as MLAs paraded in show of strength

The Shiv Sena, which is leading the Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition, says they have the support of 162 lawmakers and the show of strength event was designed to send a message to people and Raj Bhavan. Read more

‘Not in my House’: Speaker Om Birla gives it back to Oppn on scuffle

Speaker Om Birla, who was approached by a group of opposition leaders after a scuffle broke out in the Lok Sabha, also defended the marshals who have been accused by Congress leaders of manhandling MPs. Read more

US has evil intention, China reacts on criticism of CPEC by Washington

The top US official for south Asia, Alice Wells had last week said the CPEC the flagship project of President Xi Jinping’s multi-billion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) would increase Pakistan’s debt burden and benefit only China. Read more

Pakistan cricketers’ heartwarming gesture to Indian taxi driver wins hearts

English commentator Alison Mitchell narrated the story to former Aussie fast bowler Mitchell Johnson during a live radio broadcast involving five Pakistan cricketers including leggie Yasir Shah, seamer Shaheen Afridi and youngster Naseem Shah and an Indian taxi driver. Read more

Taapsee Pannu says Badla was called ‘an Amitabh Bachchan film’ even though she had more scenes

Actor Taapsee Pannu feels that Amitabh Bachchan has been given more credit than her for their recent hit, Badla, despite her being in more scenes. Read more

Neena Gupta’s dreamy green saree and off-shoulder blouse is love! Here’s how much it costs

Neena Gupta, who has been an important face in theatre, TV and films, has also been setting major fashion goals by pulling off various looks in sarees. Read more

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Delhi chief minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal addressing th Kisan Mahapanchayat in Meerut on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Delhi chief minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal addressing th Kisan Mahapanchayat in Meerut on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

'Centre can buy farm produce at MSP', says Kejriwal; shares formula

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:45 PM IST
Thousands of farmers have been protesting at Delhi's borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh against three central farm laws. Kejriwal supported their protest and termed the three laws as 'black laws'.
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Arvind Kejriwal at Meerut kisan mahapanchayat on Sunday.
Arvind Kejriwal at Meerut kisan mahapanchayat on Sunday.

'Could not see his tears': What Kejriwal said on farmer leader Rakesh Tikait

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:53 PM IST
What Rakesh Tikait is doing is not for him. He has everything. He is camping at Delhi border for farmers, Kejriwal said.
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Schools, colleges, religious places and function halls shall remain closed during the period, while banks will operate only for administrative work.(HT Photo)
Schools, colleges, religious places and function halls shall remain closed during the period, while banks will operate only for administrative work.(HT Photo)

Maharashtra Covid-19 surge: Curfew in Hingoli from March 1 to 7

PTI, Aurangabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Hingoli Collector Ruchesh Jayvanshi in an order said the curfew will come into force from 7 am on Monday and continue till March 7 midnight.
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"The participation of the private hospitals is essential for the time-bound and safe vaccination. Seeking to coordinate the activities related to the immunisation programme at the private hospitals, several meetings have been conducted under the aegis of senior health department officials at the district level," an official statement said.
"The participation of the private hospitals is essential for the time-bound and safe vaccination. Seeking to coordinate the activities related to the immunisation programme at the private hospitals, several meetings have been conducted under the aegis of senior health department officials at the district level," an official statement said.

Covid-19: Kerala denies reports of pvt hospitals being excluded from vaccination

PTI, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:30 PM IST
State Health Department officials here said preparations have been completed in around 300 private hospitals for the drive and the ongoing propaganda that private hospitals were not part of the second phase of the vaccination was "baseless".
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The Kumbh Mela is likely to begin on April 1 and will go on only for 28 days. The duration of Kumbh is being shortened to prevent spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
The Kumbh Mela is likely to begin on April 1 and will go on only for 28 days. The duration of Kumbh is being shortened to prevent spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

Kumbh Mela: Penal action to be taken against violators of Covid-19 SOPs

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:27 PM IST
Based on the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the SOP also makes it compulsory for devotees to bring a medical fitness certificate and an e-pass or e-permit issued to them after registering on the Kumbh Mela web portal, Chief Secretary Om Prakash said.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo/ANI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo/ANI)

UP managed to control Encephalitis by 75%, claims CM Yogi Adityanath

ANI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Speaking in Varanasi, Yogi Adityanath credited a special vaccination drive started in 2017 to make citizens aware of Encephalitis, for this achievement.
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Saseendran said the key factor while choosing the candidate will be their chances of victory in the upcoming polls.(HT Photo)
Saseendran said the key factor while choosing the candidate will be their chances of victory in the upcoming polls.(HT Photo)

Kerala NCP to finalise candidates after seat sharing with LDF, says Saseendran

ANI, Kochi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:11 PM IST
The election for 140-member Kerala Assembly in 14 districts will be held in a single phase on April 6.
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Maldives is among the first countries to receive vaccines from India. (ANI Photo)
Maldives is among the first countries to receive vaccines from India. (ANI Photo)

Almost 1 lakh Maldivians jabbed with Indian-made Covishield vaccines

ANI, Male
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:04 PM IST
About 19 percent of the population have received the first of two vaccine doses.
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Babul Supriyo admitted that the post should not have gone from his official page, but said it was a trending meme. He did not create it.(PTI)
Babul Supriyo admitted that the post should not have gone from his official page, but said it was a trending meme. He did not create it.(PTI)

'I have two daughters': Babul Supriyo after backlash for 'sexist' post on Mamata

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Accepting that the post should not have been shared from his account, the BJP minister said he would not learn the definition of 'misogyny' from TMC, Left or the Congress.
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Large players like Facebook have said they are studying the rules.(Getty Images)
Large players like Facebook have said they are studying the rules.(Getty Images)

New social media rules may raise compliance cost, make competition tough

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 02:50 PM IST
According to the amended IT rules, social media and streaming companies will be required to take down contentious content quicker.
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The address was initially supposed to begin at 11am but was delayed.(HT_PRINT)
The address was initially supposed to begin at 11am but was delayed.(HT_PRINT)

'Farmers not traitors, Red Fort violence planned by Centre': Arvind Kejriwal

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:37 PM IST
The 'mahapanchayat' comes months after AAP's announcement that it would contest the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh in 2022.
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Police and CRPF are carrying out the operation, said the Jammu and Kashmir Police.(Waseem Andrabi Hindustan/Times)
Police and CRPF are carrying out the operation, said the Jammu and Kashmir Police.(Waseem Andrabi Hindustan/Times)

J&K Police carrying out IPDR analysis of phones seized from PDP leader

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 02:40 PM IST
The IPDR helps track details of a call or message generated by a phone device and includes details like the number from which the call was made, destination port, start and end date and time.
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Noting the feat, Gadkari also said that the Solapur-Bijapur highway will be completed by October 2021.(File photo)
Noting the feat, Gadkari also said that the Solapur-Bijapur highway will be completed by October 2021.(File photo)

Hyderabad firm eyes record, builds 25.54km lane in less than 18 hours

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 02:42 PM IST
Gadkari also congratulated all the workers who contributed to achieving this massive feat as he said this will be recorded in the Limca Book of Records.
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The police and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) have stepped up security at the CIAL following the information regarding the bomb threat, a police officer said.
The police and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) have stepped up security at the CIAL following the information regarding the bomb threat, a police officer said.

Security stepped up at Kochi airport following threat call

PTI, Kochi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 02:15 PM IST
Tamil Nadu police said on Saturday that a call was received at the central railway station claiming that bombs will be placed at Chennai and Kochi airports on March 1, besides the Dr MGR Central Railway station in Chennai.
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During this address, the Congress leader also talked about his party's vision to decentralise education and make it accessible to all.(PTI)
During this address, the Congress leader also talked about his party's vision to decentralise education and make it accessible to all.(PTI)

Will send BJP back to Nagpur: Rahul Gandhi in poll-bound Tamil Nadu

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 02:41 PM IST
Attacking the party at the Centre, Gandhi said the BJP-ruled government wants to take what belongs to people and give it to one or two big businessmen.
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