Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Friday announced it will resume its e-catering services from next month(PTI)
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Friday announced it will resume its e-catering services from next month(PTI)

News updates from HT: IRCTC to resume e-catering services from Feb 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
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:52 PM IST

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

IRCTC to resume e-catering services in phases from February

Indian Railways' catering arm – the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Friday announced it will resume its e-catering services from next month. Read More

Will India send vaccines to Pak if there is a request? MEA responds

India said on Friday it had not received any request from Pakistan for supply of Covid-19 vaccines even as it began commercial exports of doses by sending two million doses each to Brazil and Morocco. Read More

'No angle ruled out yet': What we know so far on Serum Institute fire

A day after two fire incidents broke out at Serum Institute of India's Pune campus, CEO Adar Poonawalla on Friday said allayed concerns regarding the production of Covishield vaccine and said Covishield production or its supply will not be hit. Read More

Colleges shut during lockdown leave many girls in Pune rural areas with no option but to get married

For 23-year-old Jyotsana (name changed), it was a tough call when her parents and family members put pressure on her to get married after she returned to her village following the nationwide lockdown announced in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Pakistan cafe owners mock manager’s English, viral video irks people

A video showcasing an interaction between the owners of an upscale eatery and its manager has received backlash on social media. Read More

Late Irrfan Khan's wife delivers stirring speech at IFFI: 'This is the first time I've come out of home'

Late actor Irrfan Khan's son, Babil, and wife, Sutapa Sikdar, on Friday attended a special screening of his film Paan Singh Tomar at the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. Read More

Google threatens to withdraw search engine in Australia; government hits back

Google and the government in Australia are locked in a war of words over a proposed legislation that will make tech giants pay for news content. Watch

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Airports Authority of India.

Airports in Northeast India operating, expanding amid Covid-19 pandemic

ANI
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:45 AM IST
Airports Authority of India (AAI), the largest airport operator, said in a statement that major airports in the region are receiving a facelift to offer world-class facilities.
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A health worker wearing protective gear takes a nasal swab sample of inbound travellers for Covid-19 tests at CSMT railway station in Mumbai.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
A health worker wearing protective gear takes a nasal swab sample of inbound travellers for Covid-19 tests at CSMT railway station in Mumbai.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)

India reports over 16,000 new Covid-19 cases for 4th straight day

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:52 AM IST
With 11,718 patients of the coronavirus disease cured or discharged between Saturday and Sunday morning, India’s recoveries stand at over 10.77 million and the national recovery rate at 97.10%, data also showed.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)

PM Narendra Modi to address Mann Ki Baat today

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:31 AM IST
On February 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited people of the country to share their inspiring stories in the field of art, culture, and tourism.
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A view of Venkateswara Temple on Tirumala hills in Tirupati. TTD is the administrative body for the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala, (PTI)
A view of Venkateswara Temple on Tirumala hills in Tirupati. TTD is the administrative body for the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala, (PTI)

TTD seeks land for Venkateshwara temple at Ayodhya; declares cow national animal

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:49 AM IST
  • The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams board also decided to frame certain guidelines for taking over of temples by the TTD and for providing them financial assistance under Sri Vani Trust.
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The Indian Space Research Organization (PTI/File photo)

News updates from HT: ISRO's first mission of 2021 today and all the latest news

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:48 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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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his election campaign ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Tuticorin district.(PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his election campaign ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Tuticorin district.(PTI)

Rahul Gandhi accuses BJP, RSS of ‘destroying institutional balance’

By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:18 AM IST
  • Gandhi said that the country requires a judiciary that is not penetrated by the RSS and the BJP.
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A man receives a Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine called COVAXIN, at a vaccination centre. (Reuters File Photo)
A man receives a Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine called COVAXIN, at a vaccination centre. (Reuters File Photo)

Jab price capped, Co-WIN 2.0: India preps for Covid-19 vaccination drive phase 2

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:03 AM IST
The government has allowed states to use around 10,000 hospitals under Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY and 687 hospitals under CGHS as Covid-19 vaccination centres (CVCs).
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal felicitates a farmer leader from Western Uttar Pradesh during a meeting at the Delhi Legislative Assembly in New Delhi on February 21. (ANI File Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal felicitates a farmer leader from Western Uttar Pradesh during a meeting at the Delhi Legislative Assembly in New Delhi on February 21. (ANI File Photo)

Arvind Kejriwal to address 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' in Meerut today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:44 AM IST
Kejriwal had held a detailed discussion with the farmers last Sunday after which the AAP chief said that these "black laws are like death warrant for farmers".
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A medical worker takes a swab sample from a passenger for a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) Covid-19 coronavirus test at the railway station in New Delhi.(AFP)
A medical worker takes a swab sample from a passenger for a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) Covid-19 coronavirus test at the railway station in New Delhi.(AFP)

LIVE: India records 16,752 new Covid-19 cases, active caseload above 164,000

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:44 AM IST
The global tally of Covid-19 cases is nearing 114 million while more than 2.5 million have already succumbed to the disease, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The launch will take place at 10.24 am from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.(Twitter/@isro)
The launch will take place at 10.24 am from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.(Twitter/@isro)

ISRO to launch Amazonia-1 along with 18 other satellites today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:19 AM IST
After this, the ISRO will gear up to launch its geo imaging satellite GISAT-1, which will facilitate near real-time observation of the Indian sub-continent, under cloud-free condition, at frequent intervals.
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Farmers from Jalalabad Village arrive in tractors at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, near Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Farmers from Jalalabad Village arrive in tractors at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, near Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Farm laws protests LIVE: Rahul Gandhi asks PM to address issues faced by farmers

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:26 AM IST
  • Farmer leaders depend on Kisan Mahapanchayats to garner support. Kejriwal to meet farmers in UP.
Madras High Court.(HT file)
Madras High Court.(HT file)

DMK leader humiliated lower caste people, judges: Madras HC

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:05 AM IST
  • The judge held that DMK leader's statement under question amounted to humiliation and insult to the oppressed community.
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The world is watching India’s naturopathy and traditional medicine system right now, more than ever!
The world is watching India’s naturopathy and traditional medicine system right now, more than ever!

India sends funds to Taiwan to boost cooperation on traditional medicine: Report

ANI, Taipei
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:58 AM IST
Taiwan's representative office in the South Asian country spent years promoting exchanges between the traditional medicine sectors of the two sides, according to the report.
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A healthcare worker in a PPE kit collects swab sample of a person at a hospital.(HT File Photo )
A healthcare worker in a PPE kit collects swab sample of a person at a hospital.(HT File Photo )

More tests for Covid-19 needed, says WHO chief scientist

PTI, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:49 AM IST
Stating that WHO has set a benchmark for how much diagnostics in testing was enough, she said if the positivity rate (of a disease) was five per cent or more, it means you should be testing more.
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BKU leader Rakesh Tikait addresses during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur border, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo )
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait addresses during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur border, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo )

Rakesh Tikait to tour 5 states in March to drum up support for farmers' protest

PTI, Ghaziabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:35 AM IST
"Farmers' meetings will be held in Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana, while two meetings will also be held in Uttar Pradesh in March," BKU said.
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