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

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
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.

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

The beneficiaries will share their experience of the inoculation campaign against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Read more

Army plans to deploy 10,000 troops as LAC reinforcements

On January 12, army chief General MM Naravane said the army was in the process of reducing its footprint in the Northeast to sharpen its focus on external threats. Read more

8 killed in dynamite blast at railway crusher site in Karnataka’s Shivamogga: Official

At least eight persons were killed in a dynamite blast at a railway crusher site in Karnataka’s Hunasodu village in the Shivamogga district on Friday, district collector KB Shivakumar told news agency ANI. Read more

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

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. Read more

'He ensured team did not go down after Adelaide debacle': Inzamam highlights Shastri's role behind India Test series win

Inzamam-ul-Haq feels the former India all-rounder's astute knowledge of the game has helped the team immensely. Read more

Sara Ali Khan is a vision to behold in 13k spaghetti strap dress in Maldives

The Maldives has had a lot of visitors from Bollywood lately and the recent actor to visit the serene land of white sand and clear water is Sara Ali Khan. Read more

Losing Alice review: Apple's erotic thriller is too timid to bare it all

Despite a couple of strong performances by Ayelet Zurer and Lihi Kornowski, Apple's Israeli series can't make the most of its promising premise. Read more

Wholesome video shows kindergarten teacher vibing with kids in online class

This Reddit video featuring a kindergarten teacher happily dancing to a song may be just what you need. Read more

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World's highest railway bridge over Chenab river in Reasi district will provide all-weather connectivity.(ANI File Photo)
World's highest railway bridge over Chenab river in Reasi district will provide all-weather connectivity.(ANI File Photo)

'Infrastructural marvel' Chenab bridge completes important milestone

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:47 PM IST
The length of the Chenab bridge will be 1,315 metres with 17 spans, of which the span of the main arch across Chenab river will be 467 metres. The viaduct portion comprises a straight and curved portion.
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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses a press conference through video conferencing.(ANI)
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses a press conference through video conferencing.(ANI)

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan urges people to avoid travelling to Maharashtra

PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:36 PM IST
  • In MP, the positivity rate increased to 2.3% on Thursday and there are 2,435 active cases in the state.
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Indian children wearing face masks as a precaution against Covid-19. (AP)
Indian children wearing face masks as a precaution against Covid-19. (AP)

'375 mn Indian children may suffer due to Covid-19 pandemic': CSE report

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:44 PM IST
  • CSE’s director general Sunita Narian said Covid-19 had made the world’s poor poorer.
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Baba Ramdev releases the scientific research papers on the Patanali medicine for COVID-19, during a press conference in New Delhi,(PTI/ File photo)
Baba Ramdev releases the scientific research papers on the Patanali medicine for COVID-19, during a press conference in New Delhi,(PTI/ File photo)

Coronil row: Patanjali condemns IMA for seeking explanation from Health min

ANI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:27 PM IST
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday demanded an explanation from Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan for promoting Patanjali's Coronil Ayurvedic medicine.
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External affairs minister S Jaishankar. (HT archive)(HT_PRINT)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar. (HT archive)(HT_PRINT)

Jaishankar talks to Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, reviews disengagement on LAC

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:04 PM IST
  • This was the first formal contact between Jaishankar and Wang since they met on the margins of a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting in Moscow on September 10 last year, and it came days after India and China pulled back frontline troops from strategic heights around Pangong Lake.
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File photo: Amazon Prime Video's content chief Aparna Purohit.(Twitter/@aparna1502)
File photo: Amazon Prime Video's content chief Aparna Purohit.(Twitter/@aparna1502)

Tandav row: HC denies anticipatory bail to Amazon Prime Video's commercial head

By JItendra Sarin
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:51 PM IST
  • Aparna Purohit was accused of the inappropriate depiction of UP police personnel, Hindu deities and adverse portrayal of a character playing the PM.
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Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at an event in Ahmedabad on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at an event in Ahmedabad on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

When will petrol and diesel prices be reduced? 'It's a dharam sankat', says FM

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:56 PM IST
Earlier in the day, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das had said there is a need for coordinated action between the Centre and state governments to reduce taxes on petrol and diesel prices.
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Commercial markets across the country will remain closed as over 40,000 traders' associations are taking part in the Bharat Bandh.(HT Photo)
Commercial markets across the country will remain closed as over 40,000 traders' associations are taking part in the Bharat Bandh.(HT Photo)

Bharat Bandh: What services are likely to be affected, what not

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:03 PM IST
Road transport services across the country could be affected due to the Bharat Bandh.
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Coimbatore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses public meeting in Coimbatore. (PTI)
Coimbatore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses public meeting in Coimbatore. (PTI)

'Corrupt, liars!' PM Modi attacks DMK-Congress combine in TN, Puducherry

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:02 PM IST
  • PM Modi was in the two-poll bound neighbouring regions to launch a slew of infrastructure projects meant to give his regional allies a fillip.
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V Narayanasamy-led Congress government lost power in Puducherry following a spate of resignations by party MLAs(HT File Photo)
V Narayanasamy-led Congress government lost power in Puducherry following a spate of resignations by party MLAs(HT File Photo)

News updates from HT: President's Rule imposed in Puducherry

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:52 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Amazon Prime Video's content chief Aparna Purohit(Twitter/@aparna1502)
Amazon Prime Video's content chief Aparna Purohit(Twitter/@aparna1502)

'Tandav': Allahabad HC denies anticipatory bail to Amazon Prime's Aparna Purohit

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:38 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Police had filed an FIR against the top Amazon Prime executive for promoting religious enmity through the controversial web series.
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Conservationists and officials conclude that the population of the wild boars has increased based on the increased sightings of the wild animal in central and north Kashmir since 2018.(Image via Twitter)
Conservationists and officials conclude that the population of the wild boars has increased based on the increased sightings of the wild animal in central and north Kashmir since 2018.(Image via Twitter)

Wild boars resurface in Kashmir valley after almost 30 years

By Ashiq Hussain
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:21 PM IST
The increased presence of the animal has caused panic among people, particularly farmers. The animal is also not accepted culturally in the Muslim majority region.
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The YSR Congress party is expected to win all the six MLC seats as it has numbers in its favour – 151 MLAs in the 175-member state assembly. (Photo@ysjagan)
The YSR Congress party is expected to win all the six MLC seats as it has numbers in its favour – 151 MLAs in the 175-member state assembly. (Photo@ysjagan)

For Andhra MLC polls, Jagan Reddy names sons of lawmakers who died of Covid

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:04 PM IST
The Election Commission of India on Thursday issued notification for the elections to six MLC seats under the MLAs’ quota in Andhra Pradesh.
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INS noted that there is a huge distinction between editorial content from quality publications and fake news that is spreading on other information platforms.(Yahoo)(Yahoo)
INS noted that there is a huge distinction between editorial content from quality publications and fake news that is spreading on other information platforms.(Yahoo)(Yahoo)

Indian Newspaper Society writes to Google to pay for news

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:15 PM IST
President of INS, L Adimoolam, said in a letter addressed to Google India’s country manager Sanjay Gupta that Google should “pay for news generated by newspapers which employ thousands of journalists on the ground at considerable expense”, the body said in a statement.
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“Kerala government will request the Centre to provide more vaccines considering the Covid-19 situation in the state” said Pinarayi Vijayan(PTI PHOTO.)
“Kerala government will request the Centre to provide more vaccines considering the Covid-19 situation in the state” said Pinarayi Vijayan(PTI PHOTO.)

Kerala CM to write to Centre requesting more Covid-19 vaccines

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 07:44 PM IST
  • According to a press release by the ministry of health, Kerala has administered the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to 85.09 per cent of the beneficiaries.
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