In September, the Uttar Pradesh government had revised the rates for Covid-19 tests conducted by private labs from Rs 2,500 to Rs 1,600.(HT PHOTO)
In September, the Uttar Pradesh government had revised the rates for Covid-19 tests conducted by private labs from Rs 2,500 to Rs 1,600.(HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Uttar Pradesh caps price of RT-PCR test by private labs at Rs 700 and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:45 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

After Delhi and Gujarat, UP caps price of RT-PCR test by private labs

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday capped the price of RT-PCR test to detect the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) by private labs at Rs 700 and said it will cost Rs 900 if done at home, a day after Delhi and Gujarat also revised the rates of the tests. In September, the Uttar Pradesh government had revised the rates for Covid-19 tests conducted by private labs from Rs 2,500 to Rs 1,600. Read more.

No agreement between farm unions, govt: Who said what during meeting

The meeting between farm union leaders and the government on Tuesday failed to reach a breakthrough and another round of discussions will be held on Thursday, December 3. Read more

‘I never show off’: Mamata Banerjee on PM Modi reciting Bengali verse

It’s all there on the teleprompter, said Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, making light of PM Modi quoting a Bengali verse during his Mann ki Baat radio address on Sunday, adding she knows a host of languages but does not feel the need to publicise or “show off”. Read more

BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat dies of Covid-19 complications

BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat Abhay Bharadwaj died on Tuesday while undergoing treatment for Covid-19 complications. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said Bharadwaj was an “able leader”. Read more

Tamil Nadu CM forms committee to look into PMK reservation demand

Tamil Nadu Chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami announced on Tuesday that a commission will be formed to gather caste-wise data for the state after meeting Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader and MP Anbumani Ramadoss whose party is demanding 20% reservation in government jobs and education for the Vanniyar community. Read more

WhatsApp gets Sticker Search, new animated sticker pack, wallpapers

WhatsApp today rolled out a major update on its platform today. The update not only brings a new animated sticker pack to WhatsApp’s platform, but it also brings a host of new wallpapers to the messaging app. Read more

Inside Aditya Narayan-Shweta Agarwal’s wedding: First pics from ceremony are here, Udit Narayan dances in the baraat. See here

Singer and host Aditya Narayan married fiancée, actor Shweta Agarwal, in a private ceremony on Tuesday. Photos of Aditya, dressed in an ivory white sherwani with a turban, have now emerged online. Read more

Mumbai Police shares clip from Mirzapur to convey cyber safety message

Mumbai Police shared a scene from the new Netflix reality TV show Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives yesterday to dispense some important cyber safety information to netizens. Read more

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli and Team India need to win 3rd ODI in Canberra to avoid host of unwanted records

The losses to Australia in the first two ODIs in Sydney brought back some painful memories for Indian cricket fans. While the batsmen did stand up and showed some fight, the abject capitulation of India’s bowlers was similar to the stick Indian bowlers would get from the Aussies in the 1990s. Read more

Watch | Protesting farmers vs Congress workers: Heated argument over posters

A heated argument reportedly broke out between protesting farmers and Congress workers in Delhi. Cadre of the main Opposition party had set up tents at the Nirankari Samagam ground in Delhi’s Burari to serve food to farmers. Watch here

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The Centre had offered to put on hold the three laws for 12-18 months and also set up a joint committee to find solutions.(ANI/Twitter)
The Centre had offered to put on hold the three laws for 12-18 months and also set up a joint committee to find solutions.(ANI/Twitter)

Union ministers start 11th round of talks with protesting farmer unions

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:08 PM IST
Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, are protesting at various border points of Delhi for over a month now against the three laws.
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The Prime Minister said that today's India is not afraid of working on experiments for solving problems.(PTI)
The Prime Minister said that today's India is not afraid of working on experiments for solving problems.(PTI)

PM Modi lauds India's cricket win over Australia

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:07 PM IST
Addressing the 18th Convocation of Tezpur University, PM Modi said that people should not be afraid of taking risks and doing experiments.
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Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. (File photo)
Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. (File photo)

HT Environment Conclave: Govt to train village women to test water quality

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:02 PM IST
The government will put up inexpensive water-quality testing infrastructure accessible to every village to achieve the government’s mission to provide safe drinking water to all by 2024, minister Shekhawat said
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This comes days after Banerjee alleged that people in the Trinamool Congress (TMC) were not letting him 'work for the people'.
This comes days after Banerjee alleged that people in the Trinamool Congress (TMC) were not letting him 'work for the people'.

Bengal forest minister Rajib Banerjee resigns from post

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:15 PM IST
  • Banerjee had taken to Facebook to criticise senior Trinamool leader earlier in January, saying they have not paid heed to his concerns.
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It is regarding the 'objectionable comments' made on social media against ministers and government officials. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
It is regarding the 'objectionable comments' made on social media against ministers and government officials. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Social media posts against govt, officials to drive action by Bihar Police

ANI, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:57 PM IST
The letter was released on the behalf of Economic and Cybercrime Department from Bihar Police Headquarters on January 21.
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Farmers shouts slogans during the farmland bill at Gazipur border.(Photo by RajkRaj)

News updates at 1 pm: Govt wants to end protests somehow, says farmers' leader

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:50 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Mhada houses are in great demand as they cost less compared to private builders and have clear land titles. Image used for representational purposes only.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

Mhada to draw lottery for over 5600 houses in Pune division

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:45 PM IST
The winners of the lottery will also be notified through text message and the list of the accepted applications will also be made available online on the website.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)

Learn from India’s performance in Australia: Modi at Tezpur varsity convocation

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:01 PM IST
“This performance by our players also teaches us big life lessons. One is to have belief in our abilities, second is to have a positive mindset. If we have a positive mindset, the outcome will also be similar,” said PM Modi
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Farmers protesting at Ghazipur border.(Photo by RajkRaj)

‘Poison inside sweets’: Farmers’ leader on Centre’s offer to suspend farm laws

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:17 PM IST
The Centre wants to end protests somehow, said SS Pandher of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee.
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Representational Image.

More Indians stepping out; surge in flight, hotel bookings: Report

By Neha LM Tripathi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:10 PM IST
The survey by RateGain Technologies, a SaaS company for travel and hospitality, cites the upcoming long wedding and travel season as the reasons for this surge in domestic travel
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Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Congress Working Committee may hold organisational elections between May 15 and May 30

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:04 PM IST
The party is also looking at a possible window in February to hold the internal polls. Party functionaries said that a long gap between the assembly polls and the organisational elections is required so that the assembly campaign doesn’t suffer
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NPCI is an umbrella organisation which operates retail payments and settlement systems in India.(NPCI/Facebook)

UPI platform to be updated, users may face inconvenience: NPCI

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:49 AM IST
  • NPCI has not specified the time it would take to update the system.
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Paddy crop is being loaded on a truck after it has been procured. (Representative Photo/PTI)

Chhattisgarh claims to have procured record paddy at MSP this season

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:45 AM IST
  • The official data also shows a big increase in the total number of registered paddy farmers, which now stands at 21.52 lakh.
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Cambridge Analytica earlier faced allegations that it used personal information harvested from 87 million Facebook accounts to help Donald Trump win the 2016 US presidential election. (File photo)

CBI files case against Cambridge Analytica for Facebook data theft

By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:44 AM IST
The agency has found an app, authorised to collect user data for academic and research purposes, illegally collected personal data of 335 users and another 562,000 people in their friends’ network
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PM Modi said India is entering its 75th year of independence this year,
PM Modi said India is entering its 75th year of independence this year,

'Containing Covid-19 strengthened India's health infrastructure': PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:24 PM IST
  • PM Modi said India is entering its 75th year of Independence this year, adding that innumerable people from Assam have contributed to the nation's freedom struggle.
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