Farmers en route to Delhi protest at a road block on the Delhi-Haryana border crossing in Singhu, Delhi, India, on Friday.(Bloomberg)
Farmers en route to Delhi protest at a road block on the Delhi-Haryana border crossing in Singhu, Delhi, India, on Friday.(Bloomberg)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Protest may intensify, farmers from 4 states look to join stir and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 09:03 AM IST

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

Protest may intensify, farmers from 4 states look to join stir

Punjab and Haryana farmers protesting in Delhi on Friday got support from their counterparts in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, who will join the stir in the next few days, farmer leaders from these states said. Read more

Fiscal deficit for Apr-Oct at 119.7% of budget target

The fiscal deficit for April-October touched a massive Rs 9.53 lakh crore, accounting for 119.7% of the full year’s budgeted target as tax collections remained under pressure because of the Covid-19 crisis. Read more

‘I am neither in Sehwag’s shoes, nor in Gambhir’s, franchise should decide on it’: RCB’s Parthiv Patel on persisting with Virat Kohli as skipper

Royal Challengers Bangalore qualified for the Indian Premier League playoffs this season after 3 years. The much-maligned side impressed initially as they won 7 of their first 10 matches. But a slump in the latter games resulted in the side narrowly qualifying for the playoffs in fourth place. Read more

Hema Malini, Dharmendra become grandparents again as daughter Ahana gives birth to twin girls

Actors Dharmendra and Hema Malini’s younger daughter Ahana Deol has given birth to twin daughters. She took to her Instagram account to share the news. Read more

Hyundai, Kia to pay record $210 million after failing to recall 1.6 million cars

Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors’ US units on Friday agreed to a record $210 million civil penalty after US auto safety regulators said they failed to recall 1.6 million vehicles for engine issues in a timely fashion. Read more

Cruise chef starts biryani stall after losing job due to pandemic, netizens laud his spirit

For the past few months, life has changed drastically for many across the globe. Among them is Akshay Parkar who felt the brunt of the pandemic. Once a chef for 7 star hotels and cruises, Parkar lost his job due to Covid-19. Read more

‘Congress ends up opposing country while opposing PM Modi’: JP Nadda 

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Mallya, 65, has gone through and exhausted the full legal procedures available to him to fight the Indian government's effort to extradite him to India to face charges of defrauding a consortium of banks of more than a billion dollars. (AP Photo)
Mallya, 65, has gone through and exhausted the full legal procedures available to him to fight the Indian government's effort to extradite him to India to face charges of defrauding a consortium of banks of more than a billion dollars. (AP Photo)

Vijay Mallya appeals to UK Home Secy for another route to stay in the UK

ANI, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:27 AM IST
He remains out on bail awaiting the UK Home Secretary Patel formally signing off on the extradition.
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A worker paints Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's statue ahead of his birth anniversary celebrations in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
A worker paints Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's statue ahead of his birth anniversary celebrations in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

PM Modi pays tribute to Subhas Chandra Bose

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:23 AM IST
PM Modi will be celebrating the iconic freedom fighter’s birthday in Kolkata and will attend two programmes, one at the National Library and other at Victoria Memorial Hall, during his day-long visit.
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Farmers listen to their leader as they continue to block highway leading to Delhi in protest against new farm laws, at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, India,(AP)
Farmers listen to their leader as they continue to block highway leading to Delhi in protest against new farm laws, at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, India,(AP)

LIVE: Farmers at Singhu border allege bid to infiltrate, spark violence

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:23 AM IST
The farmers have reiterated their plan to carry out a Tractor Rally on Republic Day in Delhi. The rally in the national capital will run at the same time as Republic Day celebrations on January 26.
The villagers laid a trap for the leopard since it used to stray in the area,(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The villagers laid a trap for the leopard since it used to stray in the area,(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Five held in Kerala for killing leopard and eating its meat

By HT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:59 AM IST
  • Shocked forest officials said killing of wild animals such as leopard does occur but this was the first time that they heard that its meat was consumed by humans.
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Naval Marching contingent, followed by other contingents during the Republic Day parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Naval Marching contingent, followed by other contingents during the Republic Day parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Republic Day parade full dress rehearsal today: Check traffic advisory here

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:55 AM IST
The parade rehearsal will start at 9.50am from Vijay Chowk and will proceed to the National Stadium. India will celebrate its 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday.
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State election commissioner (SEC) Ramesh Kumar rejected the state government’s appeal and announced that he would go ahead with initiating the election process(PTI file photo. Representative image)
State election commissioner (SEC) Ramesh Kumar rejected the state government’s appeal and announced that he would go ahead with initiating the election process(PTI file photo. Representative image)

Local Body elections: Andhra govt, state poll panel at loggerheads

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:26 AM IST
In the morning, the Supreme Court rejected a special leave petition (SLP) filed by the state government challenging the Thursday’s state high court order giving a green signal to the SEC to go ahead with the local body elections.
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Five of the six deceased have been identified, the official said, adding that most of them are from neighbouring Assam.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Five of the six deceased have been identified, the official said, adding that most of them are from neighbouring Assam.(HT Archives. Representative image)

6 killed in illegal Meghalaya coal mine, case filed against employer

By David Laitphlang, Shillong
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:17 AM IST
The accident happened at a mining site the tri-junction of Dienshalalu, Sarkari and Rymbai villages on Thursday night, Deputy Commissioner E Kharmalki.
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Party functionaries pointed out that the election to the post of the president will be a by-election because the president will just be seen to be completing the term of the Congress president who took over in 2017 for a five-year term.
Party functionaries pointed out that the election to the post of the president will be a by-election because the president will just be seen to be completing the term of the Congress president who took over in 2017 for a five-year term.

New Congress president’s term could end in 2022

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:14 AM IST
The electorate for Congress president in the by-election are AICC delegates, pointed out two leaders who asked not to be named. “So in June, when the elections are now scheduled, the president will be elected by AICC meeting with the participation of 1500-2000 members.”
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Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in an impasse all along the LAC in East Ladakh for the past eight months. The two sides have held eight rounds of talks, but not been able to arrive at a workable mechanism for de-escalation and disengagement.(PTI Photo)
Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in an impasse all along the LAC in East Ladakh for the past eight months. The two sides have held eight rounds of talks, but not been able to arrive at a workable mechanism for de-escalation and disengagement.(PTI Photo)

Indian intel spots Chinese spies along LAC, cautions army to stay alert

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:59 AM IST
While the South Block is tight-lipped about the issue, intelligence agencies have been able to spot movement of entities in the Daulet Beg Oldi (DBO) sector near Karakoram, the contested points on banks of Pangong Tso and across the LAC in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.
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The portions of the chat referred by the Congress pertain to the 2019 Pulwama attack and India’s retaliation.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The portions of the chat referred by the Congress pertain to the 2019 Pulwama attack and India’s retaliation.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Congress wants JPC to probe Arnab Goswami's WhatsApp chat transcripts

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:57 AM IST
The transcripts between the editor-in-chief of Republic TV and the ex-CEO of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (Barc) were a part of a Mumbai Police probe into an alleged television ratings scam.
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Registered Nurse Khadija Finger cares for an intubated patient in the coronavirus intensive care unit at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels, Texas,(AP)
Registered Nurse Khadija Finger cares for an intubated patient in the coronavirus intensive care unit at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels, Texas,(AP)

LIVE: Hong Kong orders two-day lockdown as Covid-19 cases spike

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:14 AM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the new UK strain of coronavirus may be linked to higher mortality. France surpassed 3 million infections amid warnings of a third lockdown.
August 5 was a black day in the history of our country. It destroyed the trust that people of Jammu & Kashmir had placed while choosing to be a part of this country, said Mufti. (Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)
August 5 was a black day in the history of our country. It destroyed the trust that people of Jammu & Kashmir had placed while choosing to be a part of this country, said Mufti. (Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)

Follow my father’s ideology... he’d never, ever give up on idea of India: Mufti

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:47 AM IST
A former ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mehbooba Mufti, who heads the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), also spent the maximum time under detention before being freed in October 2020.
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Parmanand, 100, Indian National Army veteran. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Parmanand, 100, Indian National Army veteran. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

‘Our only goal was to ensure that India became free’

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:09 AM IST
In April 1940, Parmanand, then 20, joined the First Regiment Army in Gurugram. He was sent to Ambala and further to Karachi for training, and then through the ship, the regiment left for Singapore to fight against Japan in the ongoing World War II.
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The Indian representative at the world body, TS Tirumurti, while explaining the country’s position on the resolution, called for objectivity and impartiality in discussions at the UN, without nations taking sides.(HT Representative Photo)
The Indian representative at the world body, TS Tirumurti, while explaining the country’s position on the resolution, called for objectivity and impartiality in discussions at the UN, without nations taking sides.(HT Representative Photo)

India calls out Pakistan on religious freedom

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:10 AM IST
The resolution on “promoting a culture of peace and tolerance to safeguard religious sites” was sponsored by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and several other members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
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“Our preparation has been such that the vaccine is fast reaching every corner of the country,” Modi said.(ANI Photo)
“Our preparation has been such that the vaccine is fast reaching every corner of the country,” Modi said.(ANI Photo)

PM Modi talks to health workers to dispel fears over vaccines

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:11 AM IST
In an interaction with health workers in Varanasi, his Lok Sabha constituency, Modi said the vaccines had been launched after completing all scientific processes of trial and testing.
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