RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. (HT file)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. (HT file)

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By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 05:10 PM IST

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

'If cops behave like this…': Tejashwi Yadav visits murdered IndiGo manager's family

IndiGo’s Patna station manager Rupesh Singh family members have been demanding a probe by the CBI alleging that the Patna Police had failed to make any breakthrough. Read more

India gives Nepal 'iron clad' commitment on vaccine, supply schedule coming week

While Nepal PM Oli’s political detractors has painted foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali’s visit to India a damp squib, New Delhi found the visitor committed to cementing bilateral ties. Read more

Govt using NIA to harass us with notices, farm unions say

Farm unions protesting a set of agricultural laws have said notices being served by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on supporters of their ongoing agitation could be a hurdle in ongoing talks, labelling it as “harassment” by the government. Read more

Quake death toll at 73 as Indonesia struggles with string of disasters

Dwikorita Karnawati, the head of Indonesia's meteorological, climatology and geophysical agency (BMKG), has said that another quake in the region could potentially trigger a tsunami. Read more

India vs Australia: 'They were trying to have a conversation with me,' Thakur reveals how he tackled Australia's chatter

India vs Australia: Shardul Thakur's innings, on expected lines, seemingly got under the skin of Australia, with the fast bowler explaining that the opposition reacted by chirping away a few words at him. Read more

Akshay Kumar asks fans to make contributions to Ram Temple construction, shares video

Actor Akshay Kumar has shared a video on Twitter, asking his fans and followers to make contributions to the Ram Mandir construction in Ayodhya. Read more

Taapsee Pannu's healthy laddoos will give any dessert a run for its money

Taapsee Pannu has been following a diet for the preparation of her film Rashmi Rocket. However, her diet is not as boring as one would imagine. It even includes laddoos. Yes, you can read that again. Read more

Watch: ‘It’ll boost tourism, tribal lives’: PM Modi flags off 8 trains to Gujarat’s Kev

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off eight trains connecting different parts of the country to Kevadia in Gujarat. The prime minister said that connectivity will not only boost tourism but also lives of tribal people in the region. Speaking after the event, Modi said old memories of train travel became fresh after flagging off the trains. Watch here

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The apex court referred to Article 247 which gives Parliament the power to create additional courts for the better administration of laws. (HT PHOTO).
The apex court referred to Article 247 which gives Parliament the power to create additional courts for the better administration of laws. (HT PHOTO).

SC suggests law to create more courts to clear pendency of cheque bounce cases

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 09:54 PM IST
  • On Wednesday, the Centre had submitted a note prepared by Department of Financial Services (DFS) which did not agree with the Court’s suggestion to create additional courts as a solution to curb high pendency of Section 138 cases.
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The salary account will cover other benefits such as a bespoke salary account for the army personnel, enhanced complimentary personal accident insurance cover - for both on-duty and off-duty incidents.(Mint)
The salary account will cover other benefits such as a bespoke salary account for the army personnel, enhanced complimentary personal accident insurance cover - for both on-duty and off-duty incidents.(Mint)

Kotak Mahindra Bank signs MoU with Indian army to handle salary accounts

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 09:35 PM IST
The MoU enables Kotak to offer its salary account proposition, combined with exclusive benefits for the Indian Army, to all army personnel – both active and retired.
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“Indore is not only achieving new heights on all frontiers but is also giving strong competition to other cities of the country," the chief minister said. (HT Photo)
“Indore is not only achieving new heights on all frontiers but is also giving strong competition to other cities of the country," the chief minister said. (HT Photo)

Indore ranks ninth in Centre's Ease of Living Index 2020, gets CM's praises

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 09:21 PM IST
  • Indore was ranked the ninth-best city among cities with over a million population.
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Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan (Reuters)
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan (Reuters)

Odisha govt has data on number of people under OBC category: Dharmendra Pradhan

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:52 PM IST
  • Pradhan, who has written at least three letters to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik demanding immediate implementation of 27 per cent quota for OBC category, in a statement said that his demand for reservation in jobs and education remain unaddressed till date.
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SII’s CEO Adar Poonawalla(Shankar Narayan/HT File Photo)
SII’s CEO Adar Poonawalla(Shankar Narayan/HT File Photo)

SII writes to PMO proposing reforms in drug regulatory system

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:45 PM IST
"In view of the successful result of this provision for Covid-19 vaccine, this provision should also be implemented for non-Covid-19 vaccines," Prakash Kumar Singh, the Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs at the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) said.
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CDS General Bipin Rawat’s mandate includes bringing about jointness in operations, logistics, transport, training, support services and repairs and maintenance of the three services. (AFP PHOTO).
CDS General Bipin Rawat’s mandate includes bringing about jointness in operations, logistics, transport, training, support services and repairs and maintenance of the three services. (AFP PHOTO).

Military leaders will have to match political vision behind theaterisation: CDS

By Rahul Singh | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 09:44 PM IST
  • General Bipin Rawat said the Indian armed forces face greater challenges than any other military in the world and India urgently needs to bring about structural reforms in higher defence and operational organisations.
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Punjab has been witnessing a sharp rise in its fresh coronavirus disease cases in the last three weeks.(Bharat Bhushan/HT file photo)
Punjab has been witnessing a sharp rise in its fresh coronavirus disease cases in the last three weeks.(Bharat Bhushan/HT file photo)

Punjab logs 1,074 Covid new cases; highest single-day rise in nearly 5 months

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 09:47 PM IST
The health department bulletin showed 173,658 healthcare and frontline workers have been administered the first dose of the Covid-19 disease vaccine in Punjab till now while 44,306 of these workers have received the second dose.
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The bills passed by the assembly include the Arunachal Pradesh Goods and Service Tax bill.(Mint)
The bills passed by the assembly include the Arunachal Pradesh Goods and Service Tax bill.(Mint)

Arunachal assembly passes key bills on GST, regulatory reforms for investors

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:23 PM IST
  • The bills passed by the assembly are the Arunachal Pradesh Civil Courts Bill, the Arunachal Pradesh Goods and Service Tax (Amendment) Bill, the Arunachal Pradesh Ease of Doing Business Bill and the Arunachal Pradesh Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill.
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 Akhilesh Yadav also talked about the Bihar elections stating that the grand alliance was going to win but the BJP did not let that happen(PTI Photo/Nand Kumar)(PTI)
Akhilesh Yadav also talked about the Bihar elections stating that the grand alliance was going to win but the BJP did not let that happen(PTI Photo/Nand Kumar)(PTI)

Will abolish EVMs if SP comes to power in UP in 2022, says Akhilesh Yadav

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:14 PM IST
  • Akhilesh Yadav launched a similar attack against EVMs during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections citing news clippings on malfunctioning of EVMs.
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This will be the fifth interaction between the two leaders since 2015. In picture - Narendra Modi with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the Make in India centre, in Mumbai.(PIB)
This will be the fifth interaction between the two leaders since 2015. In picture - Narendra Modi with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the Make in India centre, in Mumbai.(PIB)

PM Modi to hold virtual summit with Swedish counterpart Stefan Löfven on Friday

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:05 PM IST
India and Sweden have warm and friendly relations based on shared values of democracy, freedom, pluralism and rules-based international order, the Ministry of External Affairs said.
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The TWK, which has come up at Gariahat depot in south Kolkata, has been conceptualised by West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC).(Pixabay)
The TWK, which has come up at Gariahat depot in south Kolkata, has been conceptualised by West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC).(Pixabay)

Lack of data makes Bengal lone state which didn’t appear in Ease of Living index

PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:01 PM IST
  • Launched in 2018, the ranking has assumed importance over the years in shaping government policies and determining expenditure priorities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been emphasizing the ease of living along with the ease of doing business as a key policy priority.
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"The certificate, issued for receiving the free Covid-19 vaccine in the state, carries photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and excerpts of his speech" said Midhun Shah (File photo)
"The certificate, issued for receiving the free Covid-19 vaccine in the state, carries photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and excerpts of his speech" said Midhun Shah (File photo)

EC petitioned to remove PM's photo from Covid-19 vaccine certificate

PTI, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:01 PM IST
In the brief letter, Midhun Shah, who is also the state co-coordinator of the Kerala State Youth Commission, pointed out that the model code of conduct was already in force in the southern state, where Assembly election is scheduled on April 6.
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The PMO said that the event is being held virtually between March 1-5. In picture - Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI)
The PMO said that the event is being held virtually between March 1-5. In picture - Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI)

PM Modi to receive CERAWeek Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 07:58 PM IST
Modi will also deliver the keynote address at the Cambridge Energy Research Associates Week (CERAWeek) via video conferencing, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.
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Haryana deputy CM Dushyant Chautala (HT File Photo)
Haryana deputy CM Dushyant Chautala (HT File Photo)

‘If specific term like love jihad used…’: Dushyant Chautala’s hint to BJP

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 07:57 PM IST
Haryana deputy chief minister and JJP leader Dushyant Chautala appeared to have reservations over the use of the term to describe the practice of alleged forceful religious conversions.
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FILE PHOTO: India's Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan speaks at a road show organised by the Directorate General of Hydrocarbon (DGH) in Mumbai, India, October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: India's Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan speaks at a road show organised by the Directorate General of Hydrocarbon (DGH) in Mumbai, India, October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade(REUTERS)

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan nudges Odisha to implement 27% OBC quota

By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 07:50 PM IST
  • Odisha had announced 27% reservation for the OBC/SEBC category in government jobs in 2008 but later slashed it to 11.25% after it violated a Supreme Court cap of 50% on quota.
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