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News updates from Hindustan Times: SC panel to begin work on farm laws on Jan 19 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
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:55 PM IST

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

SC panel to begin work on farm laws on Jan 19

A committee appointed by the Supreme Court to scrutinise three agricultural laws that have prompted farmers to stage a months-long protest will meet on January 19 for its first round of internal consultations, a member of the panel said. Read more

Violence at BJP roadshow led by Dilip Ghosh, Suvendu Adhikari in Kolkata

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was allegedly injured when some people who carried Trinamool Congress (TMC) flags pelted brickbats at a roadshow led by BJP’s Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh and party leader Suvendu Adhikari in the Tollygunge area of south Kolkata on Monday afternoon. Read more

Nitish Kumar says cabinet to be expanded soon

The much-awaited cabinet expansion of the two-month-old NDA government in Bihar may take place this week, chief minister Nitish Kumar hinted on Monday. Read more

‘Appalling’: World leaders react to Alexei Navalny’s arrest in Russia

Several leaders across the world condemned the arrest of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who was detained by police on Sunday night as soon as he landed in Moscow for the first time after being treated in Germany for poisoning. Read more

'Since Kapil Dev, I haven't seen a batsman open his arms like he did': Jadeja in awe of India's 'free-flowing' batsman

Former batsman Ajay Jadeja has made a pretty bold claim, saying the free-flowing batting of one of India's batsmen from the current squad is probably the most effective he's seen by any India batsman since the legendary Kapil Dev. Read more

Apple M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini have a Fast User Switching bug

It looks like some Apple M1 Mac users are facing issues with the Fast User Switching bug. The bug is said to activate the screensaver, not letting the user dismiss it. In case you are unaware, in macOS Big Sur, the Fast User Switching feature lets you quickly move between user accounts, without spending extra seconds in logging out completely. Read more

Tandav row: All you need to know about controversies surrounding Saif Ali Khan's Amazon show

On Monday, Tandav creator-director Ali Abbas Zafar apologised for having unintentionally hurt the sentiments of a certain section of the audience, but not before police complaints had been made against him and his cast. Tandav, a political drama that debuted on Amazon Prime Video recently, is about the power struggle that is unleashed after the death of a Prime Minister. Read more

Craving for a beach vacation? These 5 places should be on your must-visit list

For most of 2020, we all stayed inside our homes trying to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The last year, took a toll on the livelihoods of people. It especially hit the tourism industry. Read more

#WeMetOnTwitter is trending and the memes are hilarious. Seen them yet?

Love finds a way whether it's in real life or the virtual one. The latest hashtag #WeMetOnTwitter is the perfect example of this notion. Twitter is currently buzzing with sweet and heartwarming stories of couples who met and fell in love on the micro-blogging platform. Read more

Watch: Farmer protest: Political party meeting plan leads to differences among leaders

A face-off is brewing between leaders of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and chief of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni. The latter's alleged bids to organise a meeting with political parties was labelled as 'unauthorised' by the SKM which claims that it wants to keep the ongoing farmer protests apolitical. Chaduni called the allegations a plot by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to break the protest. Watch here

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Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray congratulated the people of Maharashtra urging them to increase the use of the Marathi language in their daily lives.
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray congratulated the people of Maharashtra urging them to increase the use of the Marathi language in their daily lives.

Marathi Language Day 2021: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Various cultural programmes are held across Maharashtra in schools and other institutions to celebrate Marathi Bhasha Diwas. Although owing to the ongoing pandemic and recent spike in cases in Maharashtra, the celebrations this year will be muted.
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US Dollar banknotes are seen in this photo illustration. (Representative Image)(REUTERS Photo)
US Dollar banknotes are seen in this photo illustration. (Representative Image)(REUTERS Photo)

US debt soars to $29 trillion, owes India $216 billion

PTI, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 12:31 PM IST
In 2020, the US national debt was USD 23.4 trillion, that was USD 72,309 in debt per person.
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The Election Commission said the polling has been spread over a month in Bengal taking into cognizance law and order considerations in the state. (PTI Photo)
The Election Commission said the polling has been spread over a month in Bengal taking into cognizance law and order considerations in the state. (PTI Photo)

What happens in marathon multi-phase polls? A look at scenarios

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, Hindustan Times, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 12:20 PM IST
A former EC official said the poll panel does take into consideration the suggestions on the polling schedule made by the political parties.
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The petitioner-animal lovers, represented by advocate Abhik Chimni, told the court whenever they try to feed the street dogs, "enormous resistance is caused by the local residents".(HT PHOTO)
The petitioner-animal lovers, represented by advocate Abhik Chimni, told the court whenever they try to feed the street dogs, "enormous resistance is caused by the local residents".(HT PHOTO)

Delhi HC asks Animal Welfare Board to sort out row over feeding of stray dogs

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 12:19 PM IST
The court also asked the AWBI to identify a spot where the canines can be fed so that "peace and harmony" can be maintained in the locality.
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A medic administers the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a frontline worker in Mumbai.(PTI Photo )
A medic administers the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a frontline worker in Mumbai.(PTI Photo )

2 days to go for Covid-19 vaccination Phase 2. Check eligibility, cost and more

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 12:02 PM IST
The government has also roped in private hospitals for the phase 2 of the world’s largest Covid-19 immunisation campaign.
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As Covid-19 surges, Gujarat extends night curfew in 4 major cities by 15 days

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 11:49 AM IST
The ongoing night curfew in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot, was to end on February 28. This is the fifth extension of the night curfew, which first came into force in November last year after cases rose post Diwali.
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The opposition BJP has demanded a probe into each case of farmer suicide and compensation to the families of the deceased farmers(Representational Photo/Getty Images)
The opposition BJP has demanded a probe into each case of farmer suicide and compensation to the families of the deceased farmers(Representational Photo/Getty Images)

141 farmers died by suicide in last 10 months, says Chhattigarh government

PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 11:48 AM IST
  • The government's statement came in response to a question by the leader of opposition in the assembly about the number of farmers who died by suicide.
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PM Narendra Modi speaking at India Toy Fair 2021. (ANI Photo )
PM Narendra Modi speaking at India Toy Fair 2021. (ANI Photo )

In push to make India a toy manufacturing hub, PM Modi’s advice on plastic use

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 12:59 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also pointed to the increase in demand for handmade toys and said that people look to connect with the experience associated with the toy.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers the inaugural address at the second 'Khelo India National Winter Games' on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers the inaugural address at the second 'Khelo India National Winter Games' on Friday.(ANI Photo)

PM Modi pushes for 'vocal for local' mantra as he inaugurates India toy fair

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 12:14 PM IST
  • "Our relation with toys is as old as the civilisation itself. and our temples stand testimony to the rich culture of toymaking in India," he also said, adding, "Our temples stand testimony to the rich culture of toymaking in India."
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Agri Gold set up more than 150 companies and started collecting deposits from the public with a promise of providing developed plots and farm lands or returning money at a high rate of return on maturity or pre-term. (HT Photo)
Agri Gold set up more than 150 companies and started collecting deposits from the public with a promise of providing developed plots and farm lands or returning money at a high rate of return on maturity or pre-term. (HT Photo)

Odisha court orders attachment and auction of properties of chit fund firm

By Debabrata Mohanty, Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:32 AM IST
The group is among 44 chit fund companies facing a Central Bureau of Investigation probe since May 2014 for raising around 578 crore from people without listing itself in the stock exchange.
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Ahead of the second phase of the vaccination drive from March 14,242,547 people have been inoculated against the coronavirus disease so far.(Reuters Photo)
Ahead of the second phase of the vaccination drive from March 14,242,547 people have been inoculated against the coronavirus disease so far.(Reuters Photo)

India reports 16,488 Covid-19 cases, 113 deaths; tally over 11.07 million

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:17 AM IST
With 12,771 patients of the coronavirus disease recovering between Friday and Saturday morning, India’s recovery tally has gone up to over 10.76 million and the national recovery rate is 97.14%, data showed.
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan looks on during a Trade and Investments conference in Colombo on February 24, 2021 on the second day of Khan's official visit to Sri Lanka. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP)(AFP)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan looks on during a Trade and Investments conference in Colombo on February 24, 2021 on the second day of Khan's official visit to Sri Lanka. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP)(AFP)

Imran Khan says onus on India for progress after LoC ceasefire agreement

By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 11:11 AM IST
Pakistan is ready to move forward to resolve “all outstanding issues through dialogue”, said Imran Khan.
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Healthcare workers arrive to screen passengers at the CSMT railway station, owing to surge in Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Healthcare workers arrive to screen passengers at the CSMT railway station, owing to surge in Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, on Friday.(PTI Photo)

New variants, negligence among reasons for fresh Covid-19 spread, say experts

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 11:15 AM IST
From dip in testing number to negligence shown by people, experts list the main reasons why the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic has been rising after a fall in recent months.
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Covid-19 surge in Maharashtra, Kerala: How each state fared in last 5 days

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 09:53 AM IST
Maharashtra and Kerala have led the recent resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. The Centre has expressed concern at the rise in cases in Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh as well.
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A BMC health worker collects swab sample of a construction worker for Covid-19 test, at Siddhivinayak Metro site in Mumbai on February 25. (PTI File Photo )
A BMC health worker collects swab sample of a construction worker for Covid-19 test, at Siddhivinayak Metro site in Mumbai on February 25. (PTI File Photo )

Covid-19 guidelines extended till March 31, states told to maintain caution

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 09:33 AM IST
The ministry has also advised states and Union territories to step up the pace of vaccination of the target population against the viral disease in order to break the chain of transmission.
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