A petition seeking immediate removal or dispersal of the mass gathering of farmers at Delhi borders has been submitted to the Supreme Court on Friday as the farmers’ ongoing protest entered its 9th day(PTI)
A petition seeking immediate removal or dispersal of the mass gathering of farmers at Delhi borders has been submitted to the Supreme Court on Friday as the farmers’ ongoing protest entered its 9th day(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Petition in Supreme Court asking for removal of protesting farmers at Delhi border and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 04:58 PM IST

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

Farmers blocking essential services, increasing Covid-19 threat: Petition filed in Supreme Court

A petition seeking immediate removal or dispersal of the mass gathering of farmers at Delhi borders has been submitted to the Supreme Court on Friday as the farmers’ ongoing protest entered its 9th day. Read More

Centre has no Covid-19 vaccine roadmap for poor, says Congress after all-party meet

In an all-party meet on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India’s vaccination programme against Covid-19 would begin as soon as scientists engaged in developing vaccines give a go-ahead. Read More

Mamata Banerjee speaks to protesting farmers; sends emissary to meet them at Singhu border

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee spoke to the representatives of the farmers protesting against contentious farm laws and sent an emissary to meet them at the Delhi-Haryana border on Friday. Read More

MEA summons Canadian envoy over PM Trudeau’s remarks on farmers’ protest

India on Friday summoned Canada’s envoy Nadir Patel and told him that remarks by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canadian lawmakers on the farmers’ protest had the potential to “seriously” damage bilateral ties. The move signalled India’s ire over remarks by the Canadian leadership that have been perceived in New Delhi as interference in the country’s internal affairs. Read More

Wait, what? Milind Soman makes jaws drop as he nails a headstand in the backdrop of Mount Everest

While we find it hard to leave our cosy blankets and work from home cuddled before our laptop and computer screens, Milind Soman is making jaws drop at his swoon-worthy workout in the backdrop of Mount Everest. Setting travel and fitness goals soaring higher this Friday. Read More

Potato sack but make it fashion? Looks like potato sack pants are the new trend

With 2020 approaching its end, if you thought that you’d seen it all, then think again. Here is a new funny fashion trend that will most probably make you scratch your head and say, “What?”. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out these potato sack pants for yourself to see if they’re ‘apeeling’ or if they make you want to say, “Thank you, next”. Read More

Arshad Warsi on Munna Bhai 3: ‘I don’t think it is going to happen, you all should go to Rajkumar Hirani’s home and threaten him’

Actor Arshad Warsi gave Bollywood one of its most iconic characters of all time, Circuit, with Munna Bhai MBBS and Lage Raho Munna Bhai. However, it looks like we have already seen the last of Circuit and his tapori antics. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Arshad said that the chances for a Munna Bhai 3 are bleak at best.Watch

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Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. (File photo)
Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. (File photo)

HT Environment Conclave: Govt to train village women to test water quality

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:02 PM IST
The government will put up inexpensive water-quality testing infrastructure accessible to every village to achieve the government’s mission to provide safe drinking water to all by 2024, minister Shekhawat said
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This comes days after Banerjee alleged that people in the Trinamool Congress (TMC) were not letting him 'work for the people'.
This comes days after Banerjee alleged that people in the Trinamool Congress (TMC) were not letting him 'work for the people'.

Bengal forest minister Rajib Banerjee resigns as Cabinet minister

By hindustantimes.com, HT Correspondent | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:05 PM IST
  • Rajib Banerjee took to Facebook to dissent against the Trinamool, stating the senior leaders have not paid heed to his concerns.
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It is regarding the 'objectionable comments' made on social media against ministers and government officials. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
It is regarding the 'objectionable comments' made on social media against ministers and government officials. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Social media posts against govt, officials to drive action by Bihar Police

ANI, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:57 PM IST
The letter was released on the behalf of Economic and Cybercrime Department from Bihar Police Headquarters on January 21.
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Farmers shouts slogans during the farmland bill at Gazipur border.(Photo by RajkRaj)
Farmers shouts slogans during the farmland bill at Gazipur border.(Photo by RajkRaj)

News updates at 1 pm: Govt wants to end protests somehow, says farmers' leader

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:50 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Mhada houses are in great demand as they cost less compared to private builders and have clear land titles. Image used for representational purposes only.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Mhada houses are in great demand as they cost less compared to private builders and have clear land titles. Image used for representational purposes only.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

Mhada to draw lottery for over 5600 houses in Pune division

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:45 PM IST
The winners of the lottery will also be notified through text message and the list of the accepted applications will also be made available online on the website.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)

Learn from India’s performance in Australia: Modi at Tezpur varsity convocation

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:01 PM IST
“This performance by our players also teaches us big life lessons. One is to have belief in our abilities, second is to have a positive mindset. If we have a positive mindset, the outcome will also be similar,” said PM Modi
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Farmers protesting at Ghazipur border.(Photo by RajkRaj)
Farmers protesting at Ghazipur border.(Photo by RajkRaj)

‘Poison inside sweets’: Farmers’ leader on Centre’s offer to suspend farm laws

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:17 PM IST
The Centre wants to end protests somehow, said SS Pandher of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee.
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Representational Image.

More Indians stepping out; surge in flight, hotel bookings: Report

By Neha LM Tripathi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:10 PM IST
The survey by RateGain Technologies, a SaaS company for travel and hospitality, cites the upcoming long wedding and travel season as the reasons for this surge in domestic travel
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Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Congress Working Committee may hold organisational elections between May 15 and May 30

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:04 PM IST
The party is also looking at a possible window in February to hold the internal polls. Party functionaries said that a long gap between the assembly polls and the organisational elections is required so that the assembly campaign doesn’t suffer
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NPCI is an umbrella organisation which operates retail payments and settlement systems in India.(NPCI/Facebook)
NPCI is an umbrella organisation which operates retail payments and settlement systems in India.(NPCI/Facebook)

UPI platform to be updated, users may face inconvenience: NPCI

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:49 AM IST
  • NPCI has not specified the time it would take to update the system.
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Paddy crop is being loaded on a truck after it has been procured. (Representative Photo/PTI)
Paddy crop is being loaded on a truck after it has been procured. (Representative Photo/PTI)

Chhattisgarh claims to have procured record paddy at MSP this season

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:45 AM IST
  • The official data also shows a big increase in the total number of registered paddy farmers, which now stands at 21.52 lakh.
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Cambridge Analytica earlier faced allegations that it used personal information harvested from 87 million Facebook accounts to help Donald Trump win the 2016 US presidential election. (File photo)
Cambridge Analytica earlier faced allegations that it used personal information harvested from 87 million Facebook accounts to help Donald Trump win the 2016 US presidential election. (File photo)

CBI files case against Cambridge Analytica for Facebook data theft

By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:44 AM IST
The agency has found an app, authorised to collect user data for academic and research purposes, illegally collected personal data of 335 users and another 562,000 people in their friends’ network
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PM Modi said India is entering its 75th year of independence this year,
PM Modi said India is entering its 75th year of independence this year,

'Containing Covid-19 strengthened India's health infrastructure': PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:24 PM IST
  • PM Modi said India is entering its 75th year of Independence this year, adding that innumerable people from Assam have contributed to the nation's freedom struggle.
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Party president Sonia Gandhi delivered opening remarks at the CWC meet. (ANI File Photo)
Party president Sonia Gandhi delivered opening remarks at the CWC meet. (ANI File Photo)

Cong may consider proposal to hold organisational poll between May 15 and May 30

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:59 AM IST
The party could also hold the internal polls in February, party functionaries said.
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A shepherd along with a herd of sheep in Ananatnag district south Kashmir. (File photo)
A shepherd along with a herd of sheep in Ananatnag district south Kashmir. (File photo)

Kashmir braces for fresh spell of snowfall; traffic to be disrupted

By Mir Ehsan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:48 AM IST
Under the influence of a fresh Western Disturbance, widespread rain is likely also likely in the plains of Jammu, IMD added
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