Farmers participate in a tractor rally to protest against the newly passed farm bills at Singhu border near New Delhi. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Farmers participate in a tractor rally to protest against the newly passed farm bills at Singhu border near New Delhi. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

News updates from Hindustan Times: SC to hear on Monday plea to stay farmers R-Day tractor rally and all the latest news

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 09:19 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 to hear plea of Delhi Police to stay tractor rally by farmers on Republic Day

The Supreme Court will take up on Monday an application by the Delhi Police seeking injunction against farmers’ unions from causing any disruption to the Republic Day celebrations in the national capital. Read more

Thousands of tractors will enter Delhi for disciplined Kisan Republic Day parade

Protesting farmers will enter Delhi on thousands of tractors for a ‘disciplined’ Kisan Republic Day parade, farm unions leaders said on Sunday. They will cover around 50km and pass through the national capital’s Outer Ring Road, they added. Read more

'Reaching Kolkata soon': Shiv Sena will contest in West Bengal election

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday formally announced the decision of contesting in the upcoming election battle of West Bengal, scheduled to be held in April-May this year. "After discussions with Party Chief Shri Uddhav Thackeray, Shivsena has decided to contest the West Bengal Assembly Elections," Sanjay Raut tweeted, adding a portion in Bengali as well. Read more

1 Covid-19 patient getting admitted to hospital every 30 seconds: NHS chief

The chief of the National Health Service (NHS) England said on Sunday that hospitals are under tremendous pressure since someone with coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is getting admitted every 30 seconds. Read more

'Ravi Shastri gets trolled just for the heck of it sometimes': WV Raman, Michael Vaughan back India head coach

India head coach Ravi Shastri received a pat on the back from former India opener WV Raman and former England captain Michael Vaughan for helping a young and inexperienced Indian side rally against Australia in their own backyard. Read more

WhatsApp this week: It’s all about privacy

WhatsApp is constantly upgrading its platform. Every week we get to know about the new and upcoming features of the messaging app. This week was a bit different. This week news focused more on the company’s new privacy policy and its reaction by people and experts at large. Read more

Police seen stationed outside Saif Ali Khan's home amid Tandav row, actor's family continues moving out to new house

Police personnel were spotted stationed outside Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's home in Mumbai on Sunday. Saif appears to have been given additional security amid mounting controversy around his show, Tandav. Read more

Kamala Harris’ husband Doug Emhoff gets first ‘second gentleman’ Twitter handle, tweeple react

Kamala Harris made history by becoming the first female, first Indian American and first Black vice president-elect of the US. Her husband, Douglas Emhoff, has also made history by becoming the first-ever second gentleman of the US. Read more

Watch: Tandav controversy: Police outside Saif Ali Khan's home; BJP leaders seek action

A controversy has erupted just days after 'Tandav' was released on Amazon Prime Video. Police was deployed outside actor Saif Ali Khan's Mumbai house after multiple Bharatiya Janata Party leaders levelled accusations against the show. Watch here

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Small price hikes over the past couple of years have eliminated subsidy on cooking gas as well as PDS kerosene.(File photo)
Small price hikes over the past couple of years have eliminated subsidy on cooking gas as well as PDS kerosene.(File photo)

LPG price double in 7 yrs; tax collection on petrol, diesel jumps 459%: Pradhan

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 07:19 PM IST
In all, the duty on petrol rate was hiked by 11.77 per litre and that on diesel by 13.47 a litre in those 15 months.
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It had also permitted FDI in defence production above 74 per cent under automatic route if it is "likely to result in access to modern technology".(File photo)
It had also permitted FDI in defence production above 74 per cent under automatic route if it is "likely to result in access to modern technology".(File photo)

44 companies given FDI approvals for joint production of defence items

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 06:32 PM IST
On September 17 last year, the government had permitted FDI in defence production up to 74 per cent under automatic route.
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The BJP has clear policies on important aspects of life and the government has worked with that in the past, Sonowal said.(HT File Photo)
The BJP has clear policies on important aspects of life and the government has worked with that in the past, Sonowal said.(HT File Photo)

CM Sarbananda Sonowal says people of Assam eager to bring back BJP-led govt

PTI, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 06:20 PM IST
"People of Assam have found a suitable performing government ... They are very happy with the developmental work of our government," the CM said.
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A group of elderly widows in Vrindavan who were given Covid-19 vaccine on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
A group of elderly widows in Vrindavan who were given Covid-19 vaccine on Monday.(HT PHOTO)

Covid vaccination makes Women’s Day special for Vrindavan’s widows

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 06:11 PM IST
  • Vrindavan is home to thousands of widows who have either been abandoned by their families or are just alone in the world.
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Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa(ANI)
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa(ANI)

No new taxes levied, Karnataka budget 'people-friendly': Yediyurappa

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:56 PM IST
Against the budgeted estimates, the state expected to spend at least 94 per cent of the total expenditure, he said.
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Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo.(Twitter/TS_SinghDeo)
Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo.(Twitter/TS_SinghDeo)

Two Chhattisgarh ministers test positive for Covid-19

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:27 PM IST
  • Four Chhattisgarh legislators have contracted Covid-19 during the ongoing budget session of the legislative assembly which began on February 22.
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Representational image. (AP)

Women deployed aboard Indian Navy warships after almost 25 years

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:18 PM IST
India’s only aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya and fleet tanker INS Shakti are the warships that have been assigned their first women crews since the late-1990s
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Representational Image.

Proportion of men donating organs improved in past 2 decades in India: Data

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:14 PM IST
When it came to recipients, the ratio is skewed in favour of the male child. Between 1998 and 2012, only 29% of the livers went to male children, data from Apollo hospital suggests. This ratio has improved to 40% between 2016 and 2021
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“Our party [MNM], which intends to give government salary to housewives, celebrates womanhood every day,” Kamal Haasan said on Twitter.(AFP)
“Our party [MNM], which intends to give government salary to housewives, celebrates womanhood every day,” Kamal Haasan said on Twitter.(AFP)

Kamal Haasan’s MNM alleges DMK has copied its poll promises

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:08 PM IST
“I would be pleased if the DMK, which had copied all the highlights of our election manifesto, will also take up our honesty,” Haasan tweeted in Tamil.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)

Five pillars to mark India@75 celebration: PM Modi

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:06 PM IST
The 259-member committee includes former president Pratibha Patil, CJI Sharad Bobde, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and home minister Amit Shah. Other eminent personalities part of the committee are economist Amartya Sen, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Baba Ramdev
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From ‘ITSSO’ to ‘NDSO,’ govt lists steps to enhance women’s security

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 04:47 PM IST
On International Women’s Day, the Amit Shah-headed home ministry stressed that ‘women’s security is the nation’s priority.’
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BJP MP Sonal Mansingh. (PHOTO: PRABHAS ROY/HT)
BJP MP Sonal Mansingh. (PHOTO: PRABHAS ROY/HT)

News updates from HT: International Men's Day should be celebrated, says BJP MP

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 04:46 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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Arrested computer hacker and cyber criminal with handcuffs, close up of hands(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Arrested computer hacker and cyber criminal with handcuffs, close up of hands(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Mumbai cyber cops arrest man for morphing BJP leader's photo, sending lewd texts

By Vijay Kumar Yadav
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 04:42 PM IST
  • On March 2, the BJP leader had complained that a person was sending her lewd messages after she took a firm stand on death by suicide of a young woman from Pune, blaming a Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) minister for her death.
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BJP MP Sonal Mansingh addresses during the second phase of the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo/ RSTV)
BJP MP Sonal Mansingh addresses during the second phase of the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo/ RSTV)

‘International Men’s Day should also be celebrated’: BJP’s Sonal Mansingh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 04:24 PM IST
  • As her demand evoked laughter among the members of the house, she said people anyway talk about equality. Notably, International Men’s Day is celebrated on November 19 around the world.
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, during the virtual summit with PM Modi in December, had stressed that India was Bangladesh's 'true friend".(HT Photo/Mohd Zakir)
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, during the virtual summit with PM Modi in December, had stressed that India was Bangladesh's 'true friend".(HT Photo/Mohd Zakir)

PM Modi to travel to Bangladesh on March 26, his first visit abroad in 15 months

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 04:22 PM IST
  • PM Modi will travel to Dhaka to join celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's independence in 1971
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