The ITBP Covid Care Centre was inaugurated by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on July 5, 2020.(PTI)
The ITBP Covid Care Centre was inaugurated by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on July 5, 2020.(PTI)

News updates from HT: ITBP to close its Covid care centre within a week 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.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 04:49 PM IST

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

ITBP to close its Covid care centre, world's largest, within a week

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) has said that it will close its 10,000-bed Covid-19 care centre in south Delhi’s Chhatarpur. It is called Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre. Read more

Lakha Sidhana, Jan 26 violence accused on run, spotted at farmers' rally in Punjab

Gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana, who was accused of instigating violence in the national capital on Republic Day, was spotted at a farmers' rally in Bathinda's Mehraj. Read more

Biden admin rolls back Trump-era stringent citizenship test in another policy reversal

The Biden administration on Monday announced another reversal of Trump-era policy by reverting to an earlier 2008 civics test module to make the path to US citizenship more accessible. Read more

India a victim of terrorism, leading global action against it: S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said action against terrorism is only possible when it is understood that terrorism can never be justified nor equating its perpetrators with victims. Read more

India Predicted XI for 3rd Test: Pink ball might force Kohli to make two changes

The third Test between India and England will get underway in Ahmedabad's Sardar Patel Stadium (Motera) from Wednesday. This will be the first international match at the revamped stadium which now has the largest capacity among cricket stadiums in the world. Read more

Hyundai unveils Ioniq 5 with concept look, ultra-fast charging technology

South Korean auto major Hyundai has unveiled the Ioniq 5 electric crossover that was showcased in concept form as the 45 Concept two years back. It is the first-ever electric mid-sized crossover from the car manufacturer and based on the OEM’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) architecture. Read more

Abhinav Shukla reveals why he and Rubina Dilaik wanted a divorce: ‘I forgot to bring her coffee’

There has been much talk about Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla’s marriage getting a fresh lease of life, courtesy Bigg Boss 14. In a new interview, he made a startling revelation about what exactly had gone wrong between them. Read more

Sara Ali Khan prefers salwar kameez from Sarojini over brands she can't afford

Sara Ali Khan is one of the most relatable Bollywood star kids, he is funny and goofy, and the 25-year-old Coolie No 1 actor does not take herself too seriously, which is quite refreshing. The Love Aaj Kal actor recently graced the cover of a magazine and looked absolutely gorgeous in the high octane fashion shoot. Read more

Pune eatery's oddly specific list for customers leaves people giggling hard

Every restaurant has their own set of rules for the visitors. Such a list from a Pune eatery has now left people laughing out loud – and all because of how oddly specific it is. Shared on Twitter, the image of the menu is from a place called Irani Café. Read more

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External affairs minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi are seen in this photo.(HT Photo)
External affairs minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi are seen in this photo.(HT Photo)

In Jaishankar’s 75-minute phone call to China’s Wang Yi, one message stands out

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 01:04 PM IST
  • India China row: Jaishankar presented his diagnosis of the hurdles to the normal resumption of bilateral ties in his conversation with Wang Yi, and the steps needed to turn back the clock.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday highlighted India's effort in assisting neighbouring countries in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday highlighted India's effort in assisting neighbouring countries in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

News updates from HT: PM says India's health ecosystem being praised worldwide

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 01:02 PM 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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Mumbai Police deployed its personnel outside Ambani's house after the explosives were found in the area on Thursday.(Reuters Photo)
Mumbai Police deployed its personnel outside Ambani's house after the explosives were found in the area on Thursday.(Reuters Photo)

Just a trailer: Letter in car carrying explosives near Mukesh Ambani's house

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 01:00 PM IST
Mumbai Police also called in the bomb squad after the police control room was informed about the vehicle near Amnabi's house.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)

PM inaugurates Khelo India Winter Games in J&K’s Gulmarg

By Mir Ehsan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:53 PM IST
The games will see 1,200 athletes from 27 states and Union Territories take part in the five-day event which will end on March 2
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Maharashtra on February 24 witnessed a spike in coronavirus cases, with more than 8,000 new cases of infections being reported in a single day. Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times
Maharashtra on February 24 witnessed a spike in coronavirus cases, with more than 8,000 new cases of infections being reported in a single day. Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times

New Covid-19 guidelines affect banquet hall businesses in Nagpur

ANI, Nagpur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:53 PM IST
This comes after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray asked authorities to put curbs on weddings.
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Punjab and Haryana High Court (HT FILE PHOTO)
Punjab and Haryana High Court (HT FILE PHOTO)

Punjab and Haryana High Court grants bail to activist Nodeep Kaur

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:41 PM IST
The 23-year-old labour rights activist was arrested by the Haryana police from Delhi’s Singhu border on January 12.
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Construction workers from Assam were attacked in Meghalaya on Wednesday night. File/Representational photo
Construction workers from Assam were attacked in Meghalaya on Wednesday night. File/Representational photo

Meghalaya: Masked men attack labourers from Assam; 1 killed, 7 injured

By David Laitphlang | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Shillong
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:36 PM IST
  • Meghalaya home minister said around 15-20 masked persons were involved in the attack on the labourers.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(PTI)

Indian health ecosystem being seen with new eyes, says PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:33 PM IST
During the event, PM Modi also congratulated students for graduating successfully and said, "This is the time when you will transition from earning marks in exams to making a mark in society,” he said.
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On November 2, 2018, Avni was shot dead in Yavatmal(File Photo/Representative Image)
On November 2, 2018, Avni was shot dead in Yavatmal(File Photo/Representative Image)

Contempt plea against officials over killing of tigress Avni withdrawn

By Abraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:24 PM IST
  • Plea seeking contempt action against Maharashtra officials over killing of tigress Avni withdrawn
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New Delhi: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar arrives at Parliament during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI02_08_2021_000053A)(PTI)
New Delhi: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar arrives at Parliament during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI02_08_2021_000053A)(PTI)

Farmers’ protest completes 3 months, Kisan Cong to gherao Tomar's house today

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:04 PM IST
While the farmers want a complete roll-back of three farm laws, the government has ruled out agreeing to the demand and has offered to make amendments to the legislation.
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Local representatives of the WHO and the United Nation’s children’s agency Unicef described the vaccines’ “momentous” arrival as a critical step in bringing the coronavirus pandemic to an end.(AFP)
Local representatives of the WHO and the United Nation’s children’s agency Unicef described the vaccines’ “momentous” arrival as a critical step in bringing the coronavirus pandemic to an end.(AFP)

India beats China at its own game in Covid-19 vaccine diplomacy battle

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 11:39 AM IST
So far, India has managed to ship nearly 6.8 million free Covid-19 vaccines around the world.
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Sonamarg: Tourists take sledge ride after fresh snowfall during Sonamarg Winter Festival, at Sonamarg in Ganderbal district 110 km�s from Srinagar, (PTI)
Sonamarg: Tourists take sledge ride after fresh snowfall during Sonamarg Winter Festival, at Sonamarg in Ganderbal district 110 km�s from Srinagar, (PTI)

Fresh rains and snowfall in Kashmir since early Friday morning

By Mir Ehsan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 11:20 AM IST
  • IMD had predicted there could be heavy rains at some places on February 25 and 26, causing a possible disruption in flights on February 26th from Srinagar.
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External affairs minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi are seen in this photo.(HT Photo)
External affairs minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi are seen in this photo.(HT Photo)

Necessary to disengage at all friction points, Jaishankar to Wang in 75-min call

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 11:19 AM IST
The 75-minute call between Jaishankar and Wang came after India and China pulled back frontline troops from strategic heights around Pangong Lake.
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A US-based company is offering one lucky 'employee' $500 to binge-watch Netflix shows and eat takeout pizza in celebration of National Pizza Day, which is on February 9. (Representative image)(Unsplash)
A US-based company is offering one lucky 'employee' $500 to binge-watch Netflix shows and eat takeout pizza in celebration of National Pizza Day, which is on February 9. (Representative image)(Unsplash)

Binge-watching Netflix? Scrolling Twitter? Check new rules for online platforms

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:36 AM IST
The guidelines have been framed keeping in mind the difference between viewership in a theatre and television as compared to watching it on the internet, the ministry said.
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Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.(File photo)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.(File photo)

Chhattisgarh to sell surplus paddy procured through e-auction

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:33 AM IST
  • The cabinet approved the proposal of disposal of this surplus stock of paddy through auctioning process at the cooperative society level, said an official release.
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