Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar.(PTI)
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar.(PTI)

News updates from HT: Farmers gather for Mumbai rally; Sharad Pawar present 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, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:51 PM IST

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

Farmers gather for Mumbai rally; Sharad Pawar present, Shiv Sena sends youth wing leader

Leaders of the prominent parties in Maharashtra joined a gathering of farmers at Mumbai's Azad Maidan on Monday. Read more

Delhi HC reiterates ‘voluntary to download WhatsApp on mobile, not mandatory’

The Delhi High Court on Monday reiterated that it was not a compulsion to download the WhatsApp mobile application but voluntary." Read more

Sikkim goes back to non-partisan polls after more than a decade

Tiny Himalayan state of Sikkim is all set to return to non-partisan form of elections after more than a decade. Read more

Naku La clash: China trying to open new front, test India’s defence, say experts

The latest face-off involving Chinese troops at Naku La in Sikkim appears to be part of a larger effort to both test India’s defences and open a new front. Read more

India vs Australia: 'He really enjoys a battle,' Andy Flower lauds 'outstanding' Rishabh Pant

Former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower praised Rishabh Pant for his fighting spirit in Australia to help India win the Test series 2-1. Read more

Neena Gupta asks fans if it's okay to need people in life, here's what they said

Known for breaking the stereotypes and asking important questions, Neena Gupta is making headlines once again. Read more

Skoda Kushaq SUV, rival to Creta, will get two engine and three gearbox options

Skoda Kushaq SUV, rival to Creta, will get two engine and three gearbox options. Underlining how the mid-size SUV will be made in India but made for the world, Skoda recently released more images. Read more

Customer leaves $200 tip for each employee in Colorado café, garners praise

Notchtop Bakery & Café in Estes Park, Colorado shared a post on their Facebook page that has warmed netizens' hearts. Read more

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The last hike in the prices of petrol and diesel was on Tuesday when the fuels prices rose by <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>35 litre each.(Bloomberg)
The last hike in the prices of petrol and diesel was on Tuesday when the fuels prices rose by 35 litre each.(Bloomberg)

Petrol costs 90.93, diesel 81.32 in Delhi. Check fuel prices

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 11:00 AM IST
Here is how much petrol and diesel cost as of Thursday in different cities of India.
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Police in Amravati stop commuters after a restriction was imposed due to an increase in Covid-19 cases on Wednesday.(PTI)
Police in Amravati stop commuters after a restriction was imposed due to an increase in Covid-19 cases on Wednesday.(PTI)

3 factors behind Covid-19 spike: What Maharashtra state health official says

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 11:16 AM IST
The concentrated spurt of Vidarbha region is gradually spreading to other areas of Maharashtra, including Pune and Mumbai.
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Representational Image. (HT archive)

India, Bangladesh to start bi-weekly passenger train from March 26

UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:25 AM IST
The non-stop passenger train with ten bogeys, running between New Jalpaiguri and Dhaka, will cover a distance of 513 km. This will also be the third passenger train between the two countries
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PM Modi in poll-bound Puducherry &amp; Tamil Nadu today, to inaugurate key projects (File Photo/PTI)
PM Modi in poll-bound Puducherry & Tamil Nadu today, to inaugurate key projects (File Photo/PTI)

PM Modi in Puducherry & Tamil Nadu today, to inaugurate key projects

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:57 AM IST
According to the itinerary, PM Modi will arrive in Puducherry in the first half of the day, at around 11.30am, and, later, in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore at around 4.30pm
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Beneficiary shows vaccination coupon at Medical college and hospital during COVID 19 vaccination run, in Kolkata on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Beneficiary shows vaccination coupon at Medical college and hospital during COVID 19 vaccination run, in Kolkata on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

Daily Covid-19 infections rise to 16,738, active cases over 1.5 lakh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:21 AM IST
The number of daily fatalities too rose with 138 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.
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Over 40,000 traders' associations are taking part in the bandh. (Representative image)(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT)
Over 40,000 traders' associations are taking part in the bandh. (Representative image)(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT)

Bharat Bandh on Feb 26: Commercial markets to remain shut tomorrow

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:31 AM IST
As a transporter body has supported the strike on the issue of fuel price hike, E-way bill rules, 40 lakh trucks will remain off the road on Friday.
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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)

Tests on kids: Expert panel asks Bharat Biotech to submit Covaxin efficacy data first

PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:40 AM IST
Covaxin is already approved for use in India for adults in a clinical trial mode based on the safety and immunogenicity data the company submitted
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On the Sensex chart, barring HDFC and Asian Paints, all constituents were trading in the green.(PTI)
On the Sensex chart, barring HDFC and Asian Paints, all constituents were trading in the green.(PTI)

Sensex gains over 500 points in opening session; Nifty at 15,151.15

Reuters, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:10 AM IST
  • On Wednesday, Indian equities closed sharply higher after trading was halted on the NSE for nearly four hours due to a technical issue.
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Soldier arrested in J&K’s Udhampur for passing on classified data to Pakistan

UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:21 AM IST
The people said the soldier’s identity was being withheld as a probe in the case is underway. He is from an infantry regiment posted at the army’s Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur
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Nirav Modi. (HT file)
Nirav Modi. (HT file)

UK court to decide on Nirav Modi’s extradition today: Case so far

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:17 AM IST
Nirav Modi is accused of fraudulently obtaining letters of undertaking or loan agreements and laundering the proceeds of that fraud. He also faces charges of “causing the disappearance of evidence” and intimidating witnesses
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A view from Rajpath on a hazy morning, near India Gate in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
A view from Rajpath on a hazy morning, near India Gate in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

News updates in HT: CSE study shows 8 out 10 most polluted cities in NCR, UP

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:02 AM 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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A man being vaccinated against Covid-19 at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai, on February 22. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A man being vaccinated against Covid-19 at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai, on February 22. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Vaccine for 60+ & above 45 with co-morbidities from March 1: Key points

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:53 AM IST
This is the first time the private sector will be actively involved in administering vaccines, and doses will be available to eligible people who are willing to pay
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MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said there will be no lockdown in Madhya Pradesh. (HT file)
MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said there will be no lockdown in Madhya Pradesh. (HT file)

'No lockdown': Shivraj Singh Chouhan assures workers amid Covid-19 spike

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:42 AM IST
Workers should not migrate to other states fearing lockdown, Madhya Pradesh CM has said.
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LIVE: India adds 16,738 fresh cases to Covid-19 tally, toll reaches 156,705

UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:20 AM IST
The United States has the highest Covid-19 tally globally, as well as related death toll. India and Brazil have the next highest caseloads, while Brazil and Mexico follow the US in terms of deaths.
Representational image. (HT Photo)
Representational image. (HT Photo)

Most of northwest India sees summer-like temperatures

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:05 AM IST
Under the influence of a feeble western disturbance, fairly widespread rainfall/snowfall is likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan and Muzaffarabad during the next five days
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