The Union ministry of road, transport and highways has issued a notification making FASTag mandatory for all four-wheel vehicles that were sold before December 1, 2017.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The Union ministry of road, transport and highways has issued a notification making FASTag mandatory for all four-wheel vehicles that were sold before December 1, 2017.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times | ‘Positive Pay’ to quarterly GST filing: Changes in rules from Jan 1 and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 01:07 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

From ‘Positive Pay’ to quarterly GST filing: Rules that are changing from January 1

From January 1, 2021, many rules related to the implementation of Positive Pay system, cheque frauds, FASTags for all four-wheelers across India and new mode of Goods and Services Tax (GST) return filing facility for small businesses are set to change. Read more

Protests not affiliated to any political party: Farmers’ union writes to PM Modi, Tomar

A farmers’ union has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar saying the ongoing protests by farmers are not affiliated to any political party even as the agitation entered Day 24 on Sunday. Read more

India records 26,624 new Covid-19 cases, recovery rate peaks to 95.46%

India recorded 26,624 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), 341 related deaths and 29,690 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry data showed on Sunday morning. Read more

India vs Australia: ‘With Kohli gone, there is almost no one to pick India back up from a loss like that,’ says Ricky Ponting

India captain Virat Kohli honestly admitted after the first Test: “Played two days of good cricket to get in a position and then just lose it in an hour. Really hurts.” Read more

iPhone 12 may still be more powerful than 2021 flagship Android phones

Those familiar with Qualcomm chipsets would know that the company, every year in December launches its flagship processor for smartphones that will be used by OEMs the next year. Read more

Pregnant Kareena Kapoor in Rs 2k sweater shows how to stay cosy without compromising on style

Be it a comfy and casual look or a red carpet event, Kareena Kapoor knows how to own it. The original IT girl of Bollywood, who is currently expecting her second child with husband Saif Ali Khan, has been giving us some of the most impeccable maternity fashion picks. Read more

Lamborghini reveals SC20 open-top track car by Squadra Corse

Lamborghini Squadra Corse has revealed the SC20 - a unique open-top track car approved for road use. The second one-off engineered by the company’s motor sport department and designed by Centro Stile, the SC20 combines aerodynamic solutions taken from racing Lamborghinis. Read more

Sweetness alert: Sister awaits brother’s arrival from school and greets him excitedly. Video is a must-watch

What could be better than starting you Sunday with a wholesome tale? Here is a story that is all about sibling-love, and reading it is bound to leave you with a big smile on your face. Read more

Watch: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu joins world leaders, gets Covid-19 vaccine 

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The Centre had offered to put on hold the three laws for 12-18 months and also set up a joint committee to find solutions.(ANI/Twitter)
The Centre had offered to put on hold the three laws for 12-18 months and also set up a joint committee to find solutions.(ANI/Twitter)

Union ministers start 11th round of talks with protesting farmer unions

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:08 PM IST
Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, are protesting at various border points of Delhi for over a month now against the three laws.
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The Prime Minister said that today's India is not afraid of working on experiments for solving problems.(PTI)
The Prime Minister said that today's India is not afraid of working on experiments for solving problems.(PTI)

PM Modi lauds India's cricket win over Australia

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:07 PM IST
Addressing the 18th Convocation of Tezpur University, PM Modi said that people should not be afraid of taking risks and doing experiments.
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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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