Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray greets people after arriving at a press conference with Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar in Mumbai.(Photo: Reuters)
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray greets people after arriving at a press conference with Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar in Mumbai.(Photo: Reuters)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Uddhav Thackeray to take oath with 6 ministers but spotlight is on MLA Ajit Pawar and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 04:59 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Uddhav Thackeray to take oath with 6 ministers but spotlight is on MLA Ajit Pawar

Ajit Pawar, the Nationalist Congress Party leader who almost grounded the Uddhav Thackeray-led alliance government in Maharashtra, reached his uncle and boss Sharad Pawar’s house hours before the Shiv Sena chief take oath as chief minister on Thursday evening.

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In setback to Imran Khan, Pak top court cuts Army Chief Bajwa’s extension to 6 months

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday granted six-month conditional extension to Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, a move which is being seen as a snub to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government.

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7,000 engineers, graduates apply for 549 sanitary worker posts

A total of 7,000 engineers, graduates and diploma-holders has applied for 549 posts of sanitary workers in the city Corporation. Those already working as the contract sanitary workers for the last 10 years have also applied for these permanent jobs.

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Sweden calls for lifting of restrictions in Kashmir, nudges India for talks with Pakistan

Sweden has joined the list of European countries that have expressed concern about the security lockdown and communications blackout in Kashmir, with foreign minister Ann Linde saying India should lift the remaining restrictions in the region.

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‘Maa Saheb, Bala Saheb...’: Supriya tweets ahead of Uddhav’s swearing in

With Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray set to be sworn in as Maharashtra chief minister on Thursday, NCP MP Supriya Sule turned emotional and said the Sena chief’s father late Bal Thackeray and mother Meenatai Thackeray should have been around this day.

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Kartik Aaryan on marital rape line in Pati Patni Aur Woh: ‘We didn’t realise it when we were doing it’

Actor Kartik Aryan on Thursday said the team of his upcoming film Pati Patni Aur Woh has “rectified” a controversial dialogue that apparently made light of marital rape. Kartik said the decision was taken after they realised people were “hurt” after watching the recently released trailer.

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‘Maybe that was my ego talking’: Virat Kohli opens up about India’s World Cup semi-final defeat

Speaking about India’s semi-final match against New Zealand and the emotions which rang through the dressing room, Indian captain Virat Kohli said he was pained with the defeat, more so when could not help the side get past the tricky phase.

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Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference.(ANI)
Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference.(ANI)

'When will smart cities be built, rivers cleaned': Akhilesh Yadav asks BJP

ANI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 04:12 PM IST
"BJP should give an answer to the people when will smart cities be built. They took the oath of 'Maa Ganga' to clean the river, but why is it still not clean. They had taken the 'Sankalp' of cleaning all the rivers in the country, but it is not happening," Yadav said.
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People wait in queue outside an airport. (HT FILE)
People wait in queue outside an airport. (HT FILE)

Indian expats in UAE seek exemption from self-paid Covid tests on arrival

PTI, Dubai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 04:05 PM IST
India has since February 23 made it mandatory for passengers to produce the negative report of the RT-PCR tests.
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Images using Landsat data from the US Geological Survey and topographic data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). (Photo Credit: NASA Earth Observatory)
Images using Landsat data from the US Geological Survey and topographic data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). (Photo Credit: NASA Earth Observatory)

Months before Chamoli tragedy, satellite images showed crack in mountain ice

PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Scientists from Dehradun’s Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, who visited the disaster scene, have come up with similar findings, minus the crack being visible months before
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In just 9 days, the doubling rate of coronavirus cases in Mumbai has reduced to 294 days..(PTI)
In just 9 days, the doubling rate of coronavirus cases in Mumbai has reduced to 294 days..(PTI)

Covid-19 spike in Mumbai: Here's how the hotspots changed in 9 days

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 03:55 PM IST
Here is the list of Covid hotspots in Mumbai, as of February 23.
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In written response to a question in Lok Sabha earlier this month, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said a total of 10,752 cases of ceasefire violations have taken place along India's border with Pakistan in the last three years, in which 72 security personnel and 70 civilians were killed.(AP)
In written response to a question in Lok Sabha earlier this month, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said a total of 10,752 cases of ceasefire violations have taken place along India's border with Pakistan in the last three years, in which 72 security personnel and 70 civilians were killed.(AP)

India, Pakistan agree to follow all ceasefire pacts

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 03:29 PM IST
The decision on ceasefire, effective since Wednesday midnight, was taken at a meeting between the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan.
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India for decades has been subject to such proxy cross-border and relentless state-supported terrorist attacks from its neighbourhood.(PTI)
India for decades has been subject to such proxy cross-border and relentless state-supported terrorist attacks from its neighbourhood.(PTI)

Would be compelled to take pre-emptive strike against imminent attack: India

PTI, United Nations
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 03:24 PM IST
Naidu told the meeting that exercising self-defence is a primary right of States to be exercised when the situation is imminent.
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami made the important announcement in the state assembly on Thursday.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami made the important announcement in the state assembly on Thursday.

‘All pass’: Tamil Nadu CM says no final exams for classes 9,10, 11

By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 03:02 PM IST
  • The state board exams are usually held in March, but had been postponed to April this year, due to the pandemic.
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At Ficci’s International Conference on Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Sector, Piyush Goyal also said that developed countries are under pressure. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse(REUTERS)
At Ficci’s International Conference on Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Sector, Piyush Goyal also said that developed countries are under pressure. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse(REUTERS)

57 countries back India's demand for IPR waiver on Covid-19 vaccine: Goyal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 02:49 PM IST
  • In October of last year, India and South Africa proposed a TRIPS waiver for all WTO members to allow greater access to affordable Covid-19 healthcare facilities
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Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announcing the social media guidelines on Thursday,(ANI Photo)
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announcing the social media guidelines on Thursday,(ANI Photo)

Self-regulating body, monthly compliance reports: Govt's social media guidelines

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 03:57 PM IST
So far, online news media has not been unregulated, with the information & broadcasting ministry brining it under its ambit last year, but not yet formalising rules for it.
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NSA Ajit Doval led the back-channel negotiations with his Pakistani counterpart that led to joint statement by the Indian defence ministry and the Pak military (PTI)
NSA Ajit Doval led the back-channel negotiations with his Pakistani counterpart that led to joint statement by the Indian defence ministry and the Pak military (PTI)

NSA Doval led secret back-channels talks with Pak for months before DGMO pact

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 03:26 PM IST
  • The first sign that India-Pakistan back-channel conversations were on track came this month when Pak army chief Gen Bajwa said it was time to extend a hand of peace in all directions
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The signboard of the Delhi High Court.
The signboard of the Delhi High Court.

Centre opposes same sex marriage in Delhi HC

By hindustantimes.com | Reported by Richa Banka | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 02:56 PM IST
The Centre on Thursday said in the Delhi high court that living together as partners and having sexual relationship by same sex couple not comparable with Indian family unit.
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A health worker shows Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, in Pune earlier in January this year. (HT file photo)
A health worker shows Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, in Pune earlier in January this year. (HT file photo)

India's healthcare workers balk at taking homegrown Covid-19 vaccine

Reuters, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 02:30 PM IST
  • India has vaccinated more than 10.5 million health and front-line workers since beginning its immunisation campaign on Jan. 16. But only 1.2 million, or about 11%, of them have taken COVAXIN, the locally developed vaccine from Bharat Biotech.
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Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar.(HT photo)
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar.(HT photo)

'Needed level playing field': Govt announces new online media rules

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 03:35 PM IST
  • As per the new guidelines, social media platforms are required to disclose the first originator of mischievous tweet or message, the information and technology minister announced.
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A deserted street in Amravati during its seven-day lockdown.(PTI)
A deserted street in Amravati during its seven-day lockdown.(PTI)

Janata curfew, weekend lockdown: Maha districts impose curbs amid Covid spike

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 02:11 PM IST
The district administration in Latur has decided to implement 'Janata curfew' on February 27 and 28 in view of the rising cases of coronavirus in the state.
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Children learn to ski on a slope at Gulmarg, a ski resort and one of the main tourist attractions in the Kashmir region. It will host winter games beginning Friday.(REUTERS)
Children learn to ski on a slope at Gulmarg, a ski resort and one of the main tourist attractions in the Kashmir region. It will host winter games beginning Friday.(REUTERS)

2nd edition of Khelo India Winter Games begins in Gulmarg from Friday

By Mir Ehsan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 02:02 PM IST
  • The games in Gulmarg will see participation of 1200 athletes from 27 states and Union Territories (UTs) besides the armed forces personnel.
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