Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Rahul Gandhi says, ‘In BJP’s vision, Adivasis and Dalits should not have access to education’ 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 29, 2020 12:56 PM IST

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

‘In BJP’s vision, Adivasis and Dalits should not have access to education’: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday slammed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre, claiming that the central government has made sure that marginalised students - those belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe - don’t have access to education. Read more

‘Masks will stay even after we get Covid-19 vaccine’: ICMR chief

The health protocols put in place to tackle the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) will stay for a long time and people will have to keep wearing masks even after a vaccine is available, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) chief professor Balram Bhargava has said. Read more

UP Police file first FIR under ordinance against forced religious conversions

Hours after Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel approved an ordinance promulgated by the state against forced and dishonest conversions, the police registered the first case under it against a Muslim man in Bareilly district on Saturday night, senior officials said. Read more

‘Farm reforms have given new rights, opportunities to farmers,’ says PM Modi amid protests

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reassured farmers on the recently enacted farm laws as he said that with the latest reforms in the agriculture sector, farmers have got new opportunities. Read more

Pak spy drone spotted near border in Jammu, retreats after army opens fire

A Pakistani drone was spotted by the Border Security Forces (BSF) in the Arnia sector along the 198 km long international border in Jammu district on Saturday evening. Read more

‘Feel for the captain’: Mohammad Kaif feels Virat Kohli is hard done by as selectors ‘missed a trick’

Former batsman Mohammad Kaif reckons the BCCI selectors missed a trick in picking India’s limited-overs squad for the tour of Australia. Kaif’s assessment comes after India took a 66-run beating in the first ODI with the lack of a sixth bowling option hurting the bowling attack. Read more

Late Wajid Khan’s wife reveals pressure from in-laws to convert: ‘Couldn’t be a family due to his and his family’s religious fanaticism’

Late music composer Wajid Khan’s wife, clinical hypnotherapist Kamalrukh Khan, has shared a long note revealing how her in-laws were harassing her for not converting to Islam. Read more

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A nurse administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a frontline worker during a vaccination drive in Kolkata. (ANI PHOTO).
A nurse administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a frontline worker during a vaccination drive in Kolkata. (ANI PHOTO).

Bengal ramps up Covid-19 vaccination drive as state adds 406 new infections

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:51 PM IST
  • The state received its first consignment of Covaxin doses on Friday. Earlier Bengal had received two consignments of Covishield vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.
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A health official holds a box containing Covishield vaccine doses in Amritsar.(PTI)
A health official holds a box containing Covishield vaccine doses in Amritsar.(PTI)

Co-win app for vaccination gets new features: All you need to know

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:38 PM IST
Change in site location, provisional certificate after one dose are some of the new features added to Co-Win app.
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That beneficiary names are missing from the portal was detected after the government on Tuesday tweaked the CoWIN app to allow on-the-spot administration of shots to those already enrolled for vaccination on the portal. (ANI PHOTO) (Image used for representation).(ANI)
That beneficiary names are missing from the portal was detected after the government on Tuesday tweaked the CoWIN app to allow on-the-spot administration of shots to those already enrolled for vaccination on the portal. (ANI PHOTO) (Image used for representation).(ANI)

Duplication, missing names of health workers on CoWIN add to concerns in Bihar

By Ruchir Kumar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:29 PM IST
  • The Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) claimed there was duplication in names of its HCWs generated through the portal on Thursday.
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The elephant running around in pain. (Videograb)
The elephant running around in pain. (Videograb)

Elephant's ears torched in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris, it dies; 2 arrested

By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:17 PM IST
Prasath, 36, and Raymond, 28, have been booked for offences under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
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Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora interacts with the media at the Oberoi Grand in Kolkata on Friday. (Samir Jana/HT PHOTO).
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora interacts with the media at the Oberoi Grand in Kolkata on Friday. (Samir Jana/HT PHOTO).

‘Zero tolerance for misuse of money and muscle power’: EC in poll-bound Bengal

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:06 PM IST
  • The ECI’s full bench comprising the CEC and election commissioners Sushil Chandra and Rajiv Kumar were in West Bengal on a two-day visit to take stock of the poll preparedness and law and order situation ahead of the crucial assembly polls scheduled to be held this year.
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Educational institutions in the UT were shut since March last year in the view of Covid-19 pandemic.(HT Photo)
Educational institutions in the UT were shut since March last year in the view of Covid-19 pandemic.(HT Photo)

Schools in J-K to reopen on Feb 1 after nearly 11 months: All you need to know

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:04 PM IST
Classes for students of standard 9 to 12 will resume in summer zone areas of the Jammu division from February 1, an order issued by the education department said, adding that classes for students from standard 1 to 8 will resume from February 8.
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.(Reuters)
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.(Reuters)

'Namaskar': Brazil's Bolsonaro thanks 'great partner' India, PM Modi for vaccine

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:59 PM IST
The biggest nation of South America has been facing vaccine shortage and was awaiting the arrival of two million doses of the coronavirus vaccines from India.
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Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal alleged that the Centre had struck at the DSGMC because it was at the forefront in providing aid to the farm movement.(HT_PRINT)
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal alleged that the Centre had struck at the DSGMC because it was at the forefront in providing aid to the farm movement.(HT_PRINT)

Those supporting farmer protests being vilified: Sukhbir Singh Badal

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:57 PM IST
  • Sukhbir Singh Badal accused the Centre of resorting to arm-twisting tactics to "intimidate" all those who were supporting the farmers' agitation. Alleging that an FIR was lodged against Manjinder Singh Sirsa as he was providing langar service and other humanitarian aid to the farmers' agitation.
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Priests place vials of Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine in front of an idol of Brahma Swaroop Yogiji Maharaj before the start of a vaccination drive at the BAPS Yogiji Maharaj Hospital in Ahmedabad.(AFP)
Priests place vials of Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine in front of an idol of Brahma Swaroop Yogiji Maharaj before the start of a vaccination drive at the BAPS Yogiji Maharaj Hospital in Ahmedabad.(AFP)

80% Indians willing to get vaccines, highest in world; Russians most reluctant

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:22 PM IST
Among the states, Karnataka has the highest number of beneficiaries as it has inoculated 1,82,503 beneficiaries so far. Odisha stands second with 1,21,004 vaccine beneficiaries.
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In daily Covid-19 positive cases, Ernakulam district topped with 1018 infections, health ministry data shows. (HT PHOTO).
In daily Covid-19 positive cases, Ernakulam district topped with 1018 infections, health ministry data shows. (HT PHOTO).

Kerala logs another Covid-19 surge with 6753 new infections, TPR rises to 11.63%

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:30 PM IST
  • A person who had returned from the UK two weeks back in north Kerala’s Kannur has been detected with the modified strain of the virus. With this, the total number of modified virus cases has gone up to 10 in the state.
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Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh(ANI)
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh(ANI)

Punjab CM announces govt jobs to kin of farmers who died during protest

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:26 PM IST
The 11th round of talks scheduled between farmers' union and government on Friday resulted in a stalemate.
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Mulayam Singh Yadav(HT Photo )
Mulayam Singh Yadav(HT Photo )

Mulayam Singh’s biopic set for release in Uttar Pradesh on January 29

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:24 PM IST
The movie will also be released on OTT platforms at a later stage.
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India will celebrate its 72nd Republic Day on January 26 next year, honouring the historic date when the country completed its transition towards becoming an independent republic(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
India will celebrate its 72nd Republic Day on January 26 next year, honouring the historic date when the country completed its transition towards becoming an independent republic(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Indian Navy's R-Day tableau to showcase its stellar role in 1971 Indo-Pak war

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:17 PM IST
  • As per a statement issued by the Indian Navy, the theme of the tableau for the 2021 Republic Day Parade is titled 'Indian Navy Combat Ready, Credible and Cohesive'. The forward section of the tableau will showcase the attack on Karachi harbour by missile boats.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the 18th Convocation of Tezpur University through video conferencing in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the 18th Convocation of Tezpur University through video conferencing in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

PM to launch programme to allot 'patta' to over a lakh in Assam tomorrow

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:06 PM IST
"Tomorrow morning I would be among the people of Assam. At a programme in Sivasagar, 1.06 lakh land pattas/allotment certificates will be distributed. We are committed to doing everything possible to preserve the rights and unique culture of the great state of Assam," PM Modi tweeted on Friday.
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Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Friday announced it will resume its e-catering services from next month(PTI)
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Friday announced it will resume its e-catering services from next month(PTI)

News updates from HT: IRCTC to resume e-catering services from Feb

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:52 PM IST
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