India and China have been engaged in a standoff in eastern Ladakh since May 2020.(PTI)
India and China have been engaged in a standoff in eastern Ladakh since May 2020.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: India-China hold 9th round of talks on Ladakh

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:58 AM IST

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

In 15-hour meet, India, China discuss Ladakh border standoff for 9th time

The corps commander-level talks between the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), held at Moldo on the Chinese side of the LAC, began at 11am on Sunday and concluded around 2:30am on Monday. Read more

Farmers across India prepare for Republic Day stir

Thousands of vehicles from across Haryana, Punjab, the Terai region of Uttarakhand and western Uttar Pradesh started leaving for Delhi’s borders for the tractor rally, leading to heavy traffic on various roads. Read more

20 years after war, Kargil waits for a new beginning

More than 20 years after the Kargil War between India and Pakistan, much has changed in the town that’s now a part of the newly created Union territory of Ladakh. Read more

Exclusive Interview: Saha opens on battle with Pant for keeper's slot & India's win down under

When the India wicket-keeper finally manage to spare some time for a chat, it didn’t take him much time to don the imaginary keeping gloves and gather the bouncer-like questions with utmost ease during. Read more

Karan Johar pens note on Varun Dhawan's wedding: 'My boy is all grown up and ready for this beautiful phase in his life'

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who launched Varun Dhawan in Bollywood, was one of the few film celebrities to have made it to the actor's heavily guarded wedding in Alibaug on Sunday. Read more

Bernie Sanders' meme edited onto iconic Bollywood scenes may be the best thing you’ll see today

If you've been on the Internet recently, then you must have seen the memes inspired by the outfit US Senator Bernie Sanders wore to Joe Biden-Kamala Harris’ inauguration ceremony. Read more

'Knickerwallahs from Nagpur': Rahul Gandhi mocks RSS in Tamil Nadu

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi targeted Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur. Gandhi is leading the Congress party’s campaign ahead of state elections. Watch

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New Delhi: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar arrives at Parliament during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI02_08_2021_000053A)(PTI)
New Delhi: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar arrives at Parliament during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI02_08_2021_000053A)(PTI)

Farmers’ protest completes 3 months, Kisan Cong to gherao Tomar's house today

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:04 PM IST
While the farmers want a complete roll-back of three farm laws, the government has ruled out agreeing to the demand and has offered to make amendments to the legislation.
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Local representatives of the WHO and the United Nation’s children’s agency Unicef described the vaccines’ “momentous” arrival as a critical step in bringing the coronavirus pandemic to an end.(AFP)
Local representatives of the WHO and the United Nation’s children’s agency Unicef described the vaccines’ “momentous” arrival as a critical step in bringing the coronavirus pandemic to an end.(AFP)

India beats China at its own game in Covid-19 vaccine diplomacy battle

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PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 11:39 AM IST
So far, India has managed to ship nearly 6.8 million free Covid-19 vaccines around the world.
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Sonamarg: Tourists take sledge ride after fresh snowfall during Sonamarg Winter Festival, at Sonamarg in Ganderbal district 110 km�s from Srinagar, (PTI)
Sonamarg: Tourists take sledge ride after fresh snowfall during Sonamarg Winter Festival, at Sonamarg in Ganderbal district 110 km�s from Srinagar, (PTI)

Fresh rains and snowfall in Kashmir since early Friday morning

By Mir Ehsan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 11:20 AM IST
  • IMD had predicted there could be heavy rains at some places on February 25 and 26, causing a possible disruption in flights on February 26th from Srinagar.
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External affairs minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi are seen in this photo.(HT Photo)
External affairs minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi are seen in this photo.(HT Photo)

Necessary to disengage at all friction points, Jaishankar to Wang in 75-min call

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 11:19 AM IST
The 75-minute call between Jaishankar and Wang came after India and China pulled back frontline troops from strategic heights around Pangong Lake.
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A US-based company is offering one lucky 'employee' $500 to binge-watch Netflix shows and eat takeout pizza in celebration of National Pizza Day, which is on February 9. (Representative image)(Unsplash)
A US-based company is offering one lucky 'employee' $500 to binge-watch Netflix shows and eat takeout pizza in celebration of National Pizza Day, which is on February 9. (Representative image)(Unsplash)

Binge-watching Netflix? Scrolling Twitter? Check new rules for online platforms

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:36 AM IST
The guidelines have been framed keeping in mind the difference between viewership in a theatre and television as compared to watching it on the internet, the ministry said.
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Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.(File photo)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.(File photo)

Chhattisgarh to sell surplus paddy procured through e-auction

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:33 AM IST
  • The cabinet approved the proposal of disposal of this surplus stock of paddy through auctioning process at the cooperative society level, said an official release.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)

Withdraw restrictions imposed on state universities, CM Banerjee writes to PM

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:32 AM IST
The Centre last month said public-funded universities will have to get prior consent if they want to hold online global conferences on issues pertaining to the security of the country or matters directly related to India’s internal matters
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Amravati: Police stop commuters after a restriction was imposed due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, in Amravati, Maharashtra, Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI02_24_2021_000194B)(PTI)
Amravati: Police stop commuters after a restriction was imposed due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, in Amravati, Maharashtra, Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI02_24_2021_000194B)(PTI)

Covid-19 spike: Weekly markets, mass weddings banned in Maharashtra's Palghar

PTI, Palghar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:24 AM IST
An order to this effect was issued by district collector Manik Gursal on Thursday, he said.
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The institutes have been asked to coordinate with the medical teams for the testing (RT-PCR or rapid antigen test).(PTI)
The institutes have been asked to coordinate with the medical teams for the testing (RT-PCR or rapid antigen test).(PTI)

Coaching centres asked to get students' Covid-19 test done in Mahrashtra's Latur

PTI, Aurangabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:21 AM IST
Latur district collector Prithviraj B P gave an order to this effect on Thursday, he said.
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Representational image. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Representational image. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Centre rushes expert teams to 10 states to help manage rise in Covid-19 cases

UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:07 AM IST
The Centre’s high-level multi-disciplinary teams have been deputed to Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir
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Representational Image. (HT archive)

Govt opposes petitions for same-sex marriage: Here’s what happened in Delhi HC

UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:08 AM IST
Opposing the validation of same-sex marital unions, the Centre said any interference by a court in the marital statute based on personal laws will create “havoc” in society
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Pre-litigation settlement in cheque bounce cases is also under consideration by the court.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Pre-litigation settlement in cheque bounce cases is also under consideration by the court.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Are you willing to create more courts for cheque bounce cases: SC asks Centre

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:02 AM IST
  • The law prescribes a six-month deadline for trial to complete but an analysis showed that on an average, a case of cheque bounce under Section 138 NI Act remained for three years and eight months in the judicial system.
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BJP national president JP Nadda. (File photo)
BJP national president JP Nadda. (File photo)

BJP chief Nadda to be in Varanasi on two-day visit beginning Feb 28

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 09:50 AM IST
Nadda is also likely to address a rally in Rohania where he would be inaugurating party’s regional office, BJP leaders said. They added there could be some last-minute changes in Nadda’s itinerary.
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The number of active cases of Covid-19 has gone up further and now stands at 155,986. (Bloomberg)
The number of active cases of Covid-19 has gone up further and now stands at 155,986. (Bloomberg)

India’s active Covid-19 cases climb to 155,986; tally over 11.06 million

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:23 AM IST
The recoveries from the viral disease have gone up to 10,750,680 and the national recovery rate is now at 97.17%.
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The Supreme Court. (HT archive)
The Supreme Court. (HT archive)

Supreme Court to hear contempt plea on tigress Avni killing today

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 09:33 AM IST
Earlier this month, the top court had issued notices on the contempt petition which claimed that Maharashtra government officials violated the SC order to declare no reward for killing the man-eater tigress
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