Aerial view of Dharavi which has been identified as the containment zone during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown in Mumbai on Tuesday.(ANI file photo)
Aerial view of Dharavi which has been identified as the containment zone during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown in Mumbai on Tuesday.(ANI file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Mumbai Covid-19 infections near 2,000, 5 new cases in Dharavi and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 08:57 AM IST

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

Mumbai Covid-19 infections near 2,000, 5 new cases in Dharavi

The number of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai nudged 2,000 on Wednesday with the city’s civic body saying the growing numbers are a result of extensive testing even as the risk of infection in the crowded slum of Dharavi worried authorities. Read more

First for Assam: Two Covid-19 patients recover; discharged from hospital

The two patients, both with links to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi last month, were released from the Sonapur district hospital on the outskirts of Guwahati on Wednesday evening. Read more

SDM shifted after wife seen learning driving in his official vehicle

A sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), engaged in administrative work to check spread of coronavirus, was shifted from field posting on Wednesday after his wife was found learning driving in official vehicle of her husband on Tuesday. Read more

Evidence of virus’ effect on US economy grows more ominous

Evidence of the coronavirus’ devastating impact on the US economy has been steadily emerging, and the signs have grown ominous. Sales at stores and restaurants plunged in March by the largest amount on records dating back to 1992. Read more

Salman Khan angry at lockdown violators in new video: ‘If you don’t go out with friends, police wouldn’t hit your behinds’

Salman Khan has shared a long video on his life under lockdown. The actor also schooled those who are venturing out of their houses, putting their families at risk of the novel coronavirus. Read more

IPL postponed, franchises told

The BCCI has suspended this year’s IPL till further notice. “After the government extended the lockdown (till May 3), it has been decided that the IPL shall remain suspended till further notice,” a top BCCI official said on Wednesday. Read more

Maskaba: Fashion designer Masaba Gupta manufactures face masks to battle coronavirus

On Wednesday, Mumbai-based fashion designer and actor Neena Gupta’s daughter, Masaba Gupta announced that she will be contributing to India’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic by producing non-surgical face masks at a production facility. Read more

Apple iPhone SE 2nd gen: Top things to know about the new iPhone

Apple on Wednesday announced the launch of iPhone SE 2nd gen. The successor to 2016 iPhone SE model, Apple’s new phone comes with a combination of old and new features. Read more

Even Tulsi has refused visitors to her home: This message from BMC has Smriti Irani’s nod

Who can forget the iconic Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi title track. Even the slightest mention of it conjures an instant image in our minds of Tulsi opening the doors to her house and welcoming you in. Read more

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A fire broke out in the Institution of Engineers building located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg near ITO in central Delhi on Friday morning. (Source: Delhi Fire Services)
A fire broke out in the Institution of Engineers building located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg near ITO in central Delhi on Friday morning. (Source: Delhi Fire Services)

Delhi: Fire breaks out in building near ITO

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:57 AM IST
Atil Garg, director of Delhi Fire Services, said that the blaze was controlled within an hour and no injuries have been reported
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Representational Image.

Chhattisgarh shelter home manager arrested for raping inmate

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:56 AM IST
Three inmates had earlier alleged harassment at the shelter home. One of them later accused the manager of raping her
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A medical worker fills a syringe with Covishield, AstraZeneca-Oxford's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine made by Serum Institute of India, at a hospital in Ahmedabad. (AFP)
A medical worker fills a syringe with Covishield, AstraZeneca-Oxford's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine made by Serum Institute of India, at a hospital in Ahmedabad. (AFP)

India’s infection tally over 10.62 million with 14,545 fresh Covid-19 cases

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:04 AM IST
The Union health ministry's data showed that 10, 283,708 people have recovered from the coronavirus disease so far after 18,002 patients were cured in the last 24 hours.
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PM Narendra Modi will be interacting with both the vaccinators and the recipients of the vaccine in Varanasi.(PTI file photo)
PM Narendra Modi will be interacting with both the vaccinators and the recipients of the vaccine in Varanasi.(PTI file photo)

PM Narendra Modi to chat with beneficiaries during Covid vaccination drive in UP

Reported by Rajesh Kumar Singh, Gaurav SaigalEdited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:50 AM IST
  • UP government is aiming to vaccinate a total of 1.50 lakh healthcare workers, including 8,500 in Lucknow at the 1,500 healthcare centers across the state in this phase.
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File photo of Indian and Pakistani flags.
File photo of Indian and Pakistani flags.

At UN meet, India hits out at Pakistan over Hindu temple's vandalism

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:17 AM IST
India stressed that religious and cultural heritage sites remained vulnerable to terror acts and destruction in the “world of growing terrorism and violent extremism.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launches pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launches pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: PM to interact with vaccine jab beneficiaries

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UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:59 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.
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Farmers hold flags as police personnel stand guard behind barricades during protests against new farm laws at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) (Sakib Ali / HT Photo).
Farmers hold flags as police personnel stand guard behind barricades during protests against new farm laws at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) (Sakib Ali / HT Photo).

Govt-farm leaders to meet today, unions adamant on R-Day rally | Key points

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:51 AM IST
The Sanyukt Kisan Morcha on Thursday rejected the government’s proposal to suspend the three farm laws for 18 months.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)

PM Modi to interact with Covid-19 vaccination beneficiaries, vaccinators in Varanasi

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:46 AM IST
The interaction comes as over a million health workers have now been vaccinated, with over 230,000 getting doses on Thursday alone. The government data shows there has been an increase in daily immunisations
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Youngsters enjoy the snow on a hilltop after heavy snowfall, on the outskirts of Srinagar on January 19. (File photo)
Youngsters enjoy the snow on a hilltop after heavy snowfall, on the outskirts of Srinagar on January 19. (File photo)

Widespread rain and snowfall likely in the hills today: IMD

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:29 AM IST
Minimum temperatures over northwest India are likely to rise by 2-4° C during Saturday and Sunday and fall by 2-4 ° C during the subsequent 48 hours
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In 2014, Biden, then the US Vice President, had hosted a lunch for the Indian prime minister at the state department during his visit. (REUTERS)
In 2014, Biden, then the US Vice President, had hosted a lunch for the Indian prime minister at the state department during his visit. (REUTERS)

Biden supports ‘successful’ ties between US, India leaders, says White House

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:14 AM IST
  • As the new administration settles in, policy makers and experts in both the US and India are eager to know Washington's policy and approach on India.
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US Vice President Kamala Harris listens as US President Joe Biden speaks on his administrations' Covid-19 response.(Bloomberg Photo)
US Vice President Kamala Harris listens as US President Joe Biden speaks on his administrations' Covid-19 response.(Bloomberg Photo)

Kamala Harris as vice president further cements India-US ties: White House

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:59 AM IST
"Certainly, historic moment for all of us in this country but a further cementing of the importance of our relationship,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Kamala Harris election as vice president.
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Government officials, who did not wish to be named, said these events were cancelled because the elderly and children are more susceptible to contract Covid-19.(PTI)
Government officials, who did not wish to be named, said these events were cancelled because the elderly and children are more susceptible to contract Covid-19.(PTI)

Curtailed by pandemic, the Republic Day parade is different this year

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:50 AM IST
One prominent event that drew crowds and cheers – stunts on motorcycles by the army and the personnel of the paramilitary forces – have been cancelled this year.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Covid-19 vaccine beneficiaries on Friday. (ANI File Photo )
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Covid-19 vaccine beneficiaries on Friday. (ANI File Photo )

PM Modi to interact with Covid-19 jab beneficiaries, vaccinators in Varanasi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:48 AM IST
Top government officials have said that the Prime Minister, 70, is likely to be vaccinated for Covid-19 in the second phase of the immunisation programme.
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The analysts said central leadership of the BJP seems to have left it to Yediyurappa to deal with the problem.(PTI)
The analysts said central leadership of the BJP seems to have left it to Yediyurappa to deal with the problem.(PTI)

Dissent escalates in Karnataka BJP against Yediyurappa after cabinet reshuffle

By Sharan Poovanna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:41 AM IST
The new ministers as well as those who were divested of key portfolios hit back at the chief minister. The CM inducted seven ministers into his cabinet on January 13.
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Perarivalan was among seven persons convicted by a Special TADA court for being part of the conspiracy to assassinate former PM Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991.(File photo)
Perarivalan was among seven persons convicted by a Special TADA court for being part of the conspiracy to assassinate former PM Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991.(File photo)

Will decide in 4 weeks on mercy plea of Rajiv case convict: Tamil Nadu Guv to SC

By Abraham Thomas | PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:38 AM IST
During pendency of the mercy plea, the Tamil Nadu Cabinet in September 2018 recommended release of all seven convicts including Perarivalan for their involvement in the 1991 assassination.
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