Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa(HT file photo)
Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa(HT file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: MP Sukhdev Dhindsa returns Padma Bhushan, says award is worthless as farmers are ignored and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 04:57 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

MP Sukhdev Dhindsa returns Padma Bhushan, says award is worthless as farmers are ignored

Shiromani Akali Dal (Democratic) chief and Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa returned his Padma Bhushan award to oppose farm laws here on Thursday. Read more

Prepared to face China and challenges arising from Covid-19: Navy chief Karambir Singh

China’s attempts to change the status quo on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the Covid-19 pandemic complicated the security situation, with the Indian Navy deploying its P-8 Poseidon aircraft and Heron drones for surveillance on the northern frontiers, naval chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on Thursday. Read more

‘We brought our own food,’ say farmer leaders, refuse food or tea offered by government at Vigyan Bhawan meet

Farmer leaders who went to Vigyan Bhawan on Thursday for their crucial meeting with the Centre regarding the new agriculture laws are not accepting food or tea offered by the government, a leader told ANI. Read more

‘I’ll remember it forever’: The KL Rahul gesture which floored debutant Cameron Green

The newest member of the Australian cricket team, Cameron Green has admitted that he was ‘taken back’ by the warmth showed by India wicketkeeper KL Rahul during the third ODI in Canberra on Friday. Read more

‘December 2020 abhi baaki hai’: Smriti Irani reminds people the year isn’t over yet with funny minion meme

If one has to explain the phrase “Umeedon pe pani pher diya” in one word, then “2020” is probably the best suited one. Read more

Kangana Ranaut-Diljit Dosanjh fight turns ugly: She calls him Karan Johar’s pet, he says she has no ‘tameez’

After Diljit Dosanjh’s tweet criticising Kangana Ranaut, she too has responded with barbed words. Kangana took to Twitter on Thursday, calling Diljit filmmaker Karan Johar’s pet and herself a lioness. Read more

Bad news for PUBG Mobile India: PUBG fans and gamers will have to wait longer

The team behind PUBG Mobile India have been trying to get their game launched in the country for a while now. Read more

Centre holds 4th round of talks with farmers as protest enters 8th day

Agriculture minister Narendra Tomar, railways, food and consumer affairs minister Piyush Goyal and minister of state for commerce Som Prakash met 40 farm organisations for the fourth round of talks at Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan on December 3. Watch

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe ‘Black Shadow’ edition launched in India at Rs 42.3 lakh

BMW has launched the new 2 Series Gran Coupe ‘Black Shadow’ edition in India on Thursday at Rs 42.3 lakh. Read more

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Sri Lankan vessel ‘Shenaya Duwa’ was seized by the Indian Coast Guard after they detected 100 kg drugs hidden in the vessel(Sourced)
Sri Lankan vessel ‘Shenaya Duwa’ was seized by the Indian Coast Guard after they detected 100 kg drugs hidden in the vessel(Sourced)

NCB catches 2 Lankans sitting tight in Chennai, unravels Pak drug syndicate

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:27 PM IST
  • Lashkar operative David Coleman Headley, arrested by the US in 2009, had revealed the link between drug trafficking and terrorism emanating from Pakistan, telling interrogators how ISI used profits from the drug trade to fund terror
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RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav taken for a test test to private hospital, due to his sudden health change, in Ranchi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav taken for a test test to private hospital, due to his sudden health change, in Ranchi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Lalu Prasad’s condition stable, tests negative for Covid-19, say doctors

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:18 PM IST
Top doctors at RIMS, where Lalu has been under treatment since December 2017, conducted several diagnostic tests on Friday.
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A police official seen wearing a security body camera.(Representative image)
A police official seen wearing a security body camera.(Representative image)

Gujarat CM announces body cameras for police

PTI, Gandhinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:56 PM IST
Notably, body cameras are widely used by the police in the US and other developed countries.
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Patiala: Farmers take out a tractor march as part of the preparations for their planned tractor parade in the national capital on Republic day, during a protest against the new farm laws, in Patiala, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_22_2021_000069B)(PTI)
Patiala: Farmers take out a tractor march as part of the preparations for their planned tractor parade in the national capital on Republic day, during a protest against the new farm laws, in Patiala, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_22_2021_000069B)(PTI)

Farmers' protest: No going back on Republic Day tractor march, say union leaders

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:08 PM IST
After Friday's meeting, which yielded no way out of the ongoing impasse, farmer leaders said the proposed tractor march on Republic Day will take place as scheduled.
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The railways’ Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, had floated a tender for manufacturing 44 rakes (train sets) of semi-high speed Vande Bharat trains on July 10.
The railways’ Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, had floated a tender for manufacturing 44 rakes (train sets) of semi-high speed Vande Bharat trains on July 10.

Railways award contract of 2211 crore for manufacturing 44 Vande Bharat rakes

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:14 PM IST
  • These rakes will be manufactured at three production units of the railways; 24 rakes at the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, 10 rakes at the Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala and the balance 10 rakes at Modern Coach Factory, Raebareli.
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Farmers at Singhu border during their ongoing agitation against the new farm laws, in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.(PTI)
Farmers at Singhu border during their ongoing agitation against the new farm laws, in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.(PTI)

'Will intensify protest now': Farmers issue threat as 11th round of talks fails

Written by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:54 PM IST
The rift widened in the Friday's talks as the farmers sought a complete repeal of three farm laws and a legal guarantee for MSP, even as the Centre asked them to reconsider its proposal for putting the Acts on hold for 12-18 months.
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Workers on contract for Indian Railways, erect infrastructure for drawing electric cable lines over railway tracks for use by locomotives on the outskirts of Bangalore on January 15, 2021. (Photo by Manjunath Kiran / AFP)(AFP)
Workers on contract for Indian Railways, erect infrastructure for drawing electric cable lines over railway tracks for use by locomotives on the outskirts of Bangalore on January 15, 2021. (Photo by Manjunath Kiran / AFP)(AFP)

Indian Railways finalises tender for Vande Bharat train sets

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:51 PM IST
  • The tender was finalised on Medha Servo Drives Ltd for the cost of 2,211 crore for 44 rakes of 16 cars each. These will be manufactured at three Production units of Indian Railways.
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Uma Bharti said Singh may have donated the amount out of "reverence".(PTI File Photo)
Uma Bharti said Singh may have donated the amount out of "reverence".(PTI File Photo)

‘Digvijaya is knowledgeable but…’: Uma Bharti’s brutal backhanded compliment

PTI, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:32 PM IST
Uma Bharti was replying to a query on Digvijaya Singh, a Rajya Sabha MP and bitter Sangh Parivar critic, donating 1.11 lakh for the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
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CCTV footage of the incident where a CISF official pressed into action after a passenger fell down at Dabri More Metro station, New Delhi. (Photo: @CISFHQrs)
CCTV footage of the incident where a CISF official pressed into action after a passenger fell down at Dabri More Metro station, New Delhi. (Photo: @CISFHQrs)

'Would like to meet him': Amit Shah praises CISF man for saving life

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:30 PM IST
'So proud of our CAPF personnel for their unwavering commitment towards serving the motherland and humanity, Amit Shah wrote.
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Unlike his father who is mostly confined to running the government from Pragati Bhavan, KTR has been extensively touring districts to inspect the implementation of government schemes and holding official meetings.(HT PHOTO.)
Unlike his father who is mostly confined to running the government from Pragati Bhavan, KTR has been extensively touring districts to inspect the implementation of government schemes and holding official meetings.(HT PHOTO.)

‘KTR for CM’ chorus grows in TRS amid rumours that he may replace his father

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:17 PM IST
  • “Advance congratulations” have been pouring in for KTR, as the chief minister’s son is popularly known, from various quarters of the party including ministers, MLAs and senior leaders.
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The legendary bhajan singer passed away at 12.15pm on Friday at Apollo Hospital in Delhi.(File photo)
The legendary bhajan singer passed away at 12.15pm on Friday at Apollo Hospital in Delhi.(File photo)

'Made a name for himself in bhajan singing': PM's tribute to Narendra Chanchal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:14 PM IST
Tributes poured in after the demise of the singer as several ministers took to social media to pay their condolences.
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So deep is the divide within the state BJP that Yediyurappa now faces opposition not just from his earlier detractors but those who were once seen to be close to the Lingayat leader.(ANI)
So deep is the divide within the state BJP that Yediyurappa now faces opposition not just from his earlier detractors but those who were once seen to be close to the Lingayat leader.(ANI)

News updates from HT: Karnataka CM makes changes in Cabinet to contain dissent

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:02 PM IST
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Representational Image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Meghalaya: 6 workers die at mining site in East Jaintia Hills

By David Laitphlang
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:43 PM IST
Five of the six deceased have been identified and their respective families have been informed to claim the bodies
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At present, the Centre is vaccinating healthcare workers across the country.(HT_PRINT)
At present, the Centre is vaccinating healthcare workers across the country.(HT_PRINT)

Fraudsters calling up senior citizens for Covid-19 vaccines, alerts Centre

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:16 PM IST
Though the Centre has not yet revealed when the vaccination of senior citizens will begin or what the price for each dose will be for the senior citizens, the health department has made it clear that there will be no third-party registration.
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New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference on farmers' agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, at party HQ in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI)
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference on farmers' agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, at party HQ in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI)

Elected Congress president by June 2021, announces KC Venugopal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:18 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi, the last full-time party chief, resigned in July 2019 after the party's second successive Lok Sabha election loss.
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