“Those who have imported the politics of fake videos and lies, those who are getting outsiders to visit your homes are making false commitments,” said Banerjee.(PTI)
“Those who have imported the politics of fake videos and lies, those who are getting outsiders to visit your homes are making false commitments,” said Banerjee.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Mamata says BJP using Visva Bharati for dirty politics and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 08:56 PM IST

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

Mamata says BJP using Visva Bharati for dirty politics

Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at a grand rally in Bolpur in Bengal’s Birbhum district, alleging that Visva-Bharati, Bengal’s only Central university that Rabindranath Tagore had set up in the town, has turned into a centre of dirty politics. Read more

‘Uttarakhand aims to certify 31% of agricultural land as organic in 2021’: Minister

The Uttarakhand government has a target to certify 31% of the total agricultural land as organic in 2021 to expand the area under organic farming, said state agriculture minister Subodh Uniyal on Tuesday in Dehradun. Read more

Indian Railways completes speed trial of Vistadome coach

Indian Railways has successfully completed the 180kmph trial run of the new Vistadome tourist coaches, minister of railways Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday. Goyal shared pictures of the luxurious coach, manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai, on Twitter. Read more

Strong earthquake strikes Croatia: Here’s what we know so far

A second strong earthquake hit Croatia on Tuesday, in as many days, damaging buildings and prompting authorities in Slovenia to shut down a nuclear power plant. The temblor was felt throughout the country and in neighbouring Serbia and Bosnia. It even was felt as far away as Graz in southern Austria, the Associated Press cited the Austria Press Agency as reporting. Read more

India vs Australia: ‘191, 195 and 200, that’s not batting in Test cricket,’ Ricky Ponting slams Australia after MCG defeat

Ricky Ponting feels Australia’s defeat to India mostly stems from their batting fragility, with the former captain believing that home team needs plenty of areas to tick if they are to have a chance of winning the Test series. Read more

Apple AirPods Max arrive in ‘pure gold’ variant, cost 79.25 lakh

Apple released the AirPods Max headphones earlier this month at a price of $549 or 59,900 in India. If that figure isn’t hefty enough for you, here’s another: $108,000. Read more

Charu Asopa addresses sis-in-law Sushmita Sen’s boyfriend Rohman Shawl as ‘jiju’ at Christmas party in Dubai. Watch

Actor Sushmita Sen has been dating model Rohman Shawl for a while now and their fans keep asking them to tie the knot. Looks like even their family may want the same for them. Read more

Masaba Gupta tries aerial Yoga for the first time to cure back injury and not be ‘nazuk’, here are its benefits

As the Covid-19 lockdowns slowed our rat race down, many were seen finally prioritising their health and Masaba Gupta was no different. If you are looking out for some workout motivation to make you hit the grind in the New Year 2021, the ‘Queen of Prints’ has loads to share as she recently added Inverted Natarajasan aka Dancers Pose of aerial Yoga to her fitness regime. Read more

5th grader’s 2010 prediction for how 2020 will be goes viral. Here’s what it is

It is safe to say that 2020 has been an unprecedented year. The past 12 months have panned out very differently than what many would have hoped for or even expected. More specifically, the year turned out to be almost the exact opposite of what this particular 5th grader, named Kevin Singh, predicted. Now, a quote stating Singh’s forecast for 2020 from his 2010 yearbook has gone viral on the Internet. Reading it may leave you with mixed emotions. Read more

Watch: Captain Rahane Vs captain Kohli: Ravi Shastri explains difference

Indian cricket team’s head coach Ravi Shastri has said that the knock played by Ajinkya Rahane in the 1st innings of the 2nd test was the turning point of the match. Watch here

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Rescheduling of an appointment has to be done before the appointment day.

5 things to keep in mind while registering on Co-Win for covid-19 vaccine

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 11:57 AM IST
Confirmation details have to be download, rescheduling can be done only before the appointment day.
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Landslide occured at Shabanbas Banihal in the wee hours of Wednesday.(ANI file photo)
Landslide occured at Shabanbas Banihal in the wee hours of Wednesday.(ANI file photo)

Landslide blocks Srinagar-Jammu national highway, restoration work underway

ANI, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 11:15 AM IST
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a fresh feeble Western Disturbance as a cyclonic circulation lies over Jammu and Kashmir.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday discussed the steps taken in this year’s budget for the education sector.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday discussed the steps taken in this year’s budget for the education sector.

Education second biggest focus of Union Budget 2021, says PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 11:16 AM IST
The budget has broadened India's efforts to link education with employability and entrepreneurial capability, PM Modi said.
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Naveen Patnaik government is starting an OBC survey to study their social and educational status in the state. The last such survey is 90-years old.(HT photo)
Naveen Patnaik government is starting an OBC survey to study their social and educational status in the state. The last such survey is 90-years old.(HT photo)

Odisha: Opposition says OBC survey bid to create vote bank by Naveen Patnaik

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 11:10 AM IST
  • A former state minister said that the OBC survey was an attempt to create an OBC votebank and this would be the first instance in Odisha of influencing voting as per caste lines.
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Goa’s mining industry came to a halt in March 2018 after the Supreme Court ruled that the mining lease renewals granted by the state government were not as per law.(HT PHOTO)
Goa’s mining industry came to a halt in March 2018 after the Supreme Court ruled that the mining lease renewals granted by the state government were not as per law.(HT PHOTO)

Goa ecologists, miners oppose Centre’s proposed amendments to mining act

By Gerard de Souza | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 10:21 AM IST
  • Goa Mineral Ore Exporters Association (GMOEA), a body of mine owners, said they have written to the Centre expressing reservations over the proposed amendments.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 29, 2017, a man checks his cell phone as he waits in line to enter the US Supreme Court to view a hearing in Washington, DC, Carpenter v. United States on whether prosecutors violated the Fourth Amendment by collecting a criminal suspect's cellphone location and movement data without a warrant. In a landmark digital privacy case, the US Supreme Court ruled Friday, June 22, 2018, that police need a warrant before obtaining cell phone location data about a suspect from telecom companies. In a 5-4 decision, the nation's highest court said that cell phone location data is protected under the Fourth Amendment, which guards against unreasonable search and seizure. The case stemmed from the police acquiring mobile phone location information about a robbery suspect without a warrant. / AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / ALEX WONG (AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 29, 2017, a man checks his cell phone as he waits in line to enter the US Supreme Court to view a hearing in Washington, DC, Carpenter v. United States on whether prosecutors violated the Fourth Amendment by collecting a criminal suspect's cellphone location and movement data without a warrant. In a landmark digital privacy case, the US Supreme Court ruled Friday, June 22, 2018, that police need a warrant before obtaining cell phone location data about a suspect from telecom companies. In a 5-4 decision, the nation's highest court said that cell phone location data is protected under the Fourth Amendment, which guards against unreasonable search and seizure. The case stemmed from the police acquiring mobile phone location information about a robbery suspect without a warrant. / AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / ALEX WONG (AFP)

Manipur DM issues notice under new digital rules, withdraws it: See details here

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 10:09 AM IST
The notice was issued over a talk show on current affairs and news hosted on a social media platform under the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, notified on February 25
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Elderly people wait for their turn to get vaccinated with Covid-19 vaccine, at a vaccination centre in Thane,(PTI)
Elderly people wait for their turn to get vaccinated with Covid-19 vaccine, at a vaccination centre in Thane,(PTI)

With 14,989 fresh Covid-19 infections, India's active cases surge past 1.7 lakh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 10:02 AM IST
On Tuesday, India's active cases were around 1.68 lakh. But in the last 24 hours, India reported more infections than recoveries.
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On Tuesday morning, the Delhi Police briefly opened the Ghazipur border for traffic only to be closed in the afternoon. The entry and exit points between Delhi and Haryana, passing through Singhu, Tikri, Auchandi, Piau Maniyari and Saboli and Mangesh continue to remain closed. (PTI)
On Tuesday morning, the Delhi Police briefly opened the Ghazipur border for traffic only to be closed in the afternoon. The entry and exit points between Delhi and Haryana, passing through Singhu, Tikri, Auchandi, Piau Maniyari and Saboli and Mangesh continue to remain closed. (PTI)

News updates from HT | Farmers’ protest: Multiple Delhi borders closed

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 09:39 AM IST
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (PTI)

Amid row over Azad, J&K Congress leaders meet Rahul Gandhi

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 09:35 AM IST
The leaders apprised Gandhi about the current state of affairs on the political front and the activities of the party in Jammu and Kashmir, said an official statement issued here
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The streaming service on Tuesday issued an apology to its Indian viewers for offending some sentiments.
The streaming service on Tuesday issued an apology to its Indian viewers for offending some sentiments.

'Tandav' row: SC to hear Amazon Prime head's anticipatory bail plea

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 10:11 AM IST
In January, Aparna Purohit, 'Tandav' actor Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub, and the makers had approached the Supreme court seeking protection from arrest on the FIRs. The top court at that time denied granting interim protection
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Representational Image. (File photo)

EC meets revenue officials ahead of assembly polls

By Deeksha Bhardwaj
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 09:17 AM IST
The EC has issued directions for strict action against any financial misconduct in the elections. Around 187 million people in West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry will vote to elect 824 lawmakers from March 27
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Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal held a meeting in favour of the farm laws in Patna.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal held a meeting in favour of the farm laws in Patna.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Notice served under new IT rules in Manipur, withdrawn

By Utpal Parashar, Sunetra Choudhury, Guwahati, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 09:14 AM IST
  • The notice under the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 notified on February 25, was issued on March 1 and served on Tuesday morning to the publisher/intermediary of Khanasi Neinasi, which means Let’s Talk in Manipuri.
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Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

NIA arrests BSF officer for helping cross-border drug smugglers

By Neeraj Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 09:08 AM IST
Romesh Kumar is the second security person to be arrested in Jammu & Kashmir since January 2020 for allegedly helping terrorists
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Senior citizens at BKC in Mumbai waiting for vaccine registration on Tuesday. Photo by Pratik Chorge
Senior citizens at BKC in Mumbai waiting for vaccine registration on Tuesday. Photo by Pratik Chorge

More private hospitals to become vaccine sites, Centre allows states to decide

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 08:50 AM IST
The Centre has also asked states to not store vaccines or to create a buffer stock, apprehending any future shortage.
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A boy sells a water pot for summer days at Sahakar nagar in Pune, India, on Sunday, February 28. (Rahul Raut/HT photo)
A boy sells a water pot for summer days at Sahakar nagar in Pune, India, on Sunday, February 28. (Rahul Raut/HT photo)

High maximum temperatures to persist for another 4-5 days: IMD

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 08:17 AM IST
A feeble Western Disturbance as a cyclonic circulation over north Pakistan is persisting. Under its influence, isolated rainfall/snowfall is likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on March 3 and 4
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