Prayagraj: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra takes a holy dip in Sangam on the occasion of 'Mauni Amavasya' during the ongoing 'Magh Mela' in Prayagraj, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_11_2021_000176A)(PTI)
Prayagraj: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra takes a holy dip in Sangam on the occasion of 'Mauni Amavasya' during the ongoing 'Magh Mela' in Prayagraj, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_11_2021_000176A)(PTI)

News updates from HT: Priyanka Gandhi pays tribute to Nehru, takes a holy dip in Sangam and all the latest news

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UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 05:00 PM IST

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

Priyanka Gandhi takes holy dip in Sangam, pays tribute to Jawahar Lal Nehru

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday took a holy dip in the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers, in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad on Mauni Amavasya and performed puja. Read More

2 expenditure observers to curb money power in Tamil Nadu polls

The Election Commission of India says it will send two special expenditure observers to Tamil Nadu to keep a check on money distribution to influence poll outcomes, an acute problem in Tamil Nadu politics. Read More

At airport, Maharashtra Governor refused state plane, told request pending

In a fresh chapter in the bitter tussle between governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. Read More

Renault Kiger launch on Feb 15, may become most affordable SUV in India

Renault is all set to launch its new sub-compact SUV for India - Kiger SUV - next week. Read More

Realme X7 5G goes on sale on February 12: Check price, key specs

Realme on Thursday said that its Realme X7 5G will go on sale on February 12 starting 12 noon. Read More

Rare yellow lobster captured by fisherman finds forever home at marine centre

A rare yellow lobster caught off the coast of Maine has now found its forever home at University of New England’s Marine Science Center. Read More

Ashwin and the England puzzle - Can the off-spinner dominate in Jadeja's absence?

India's impressive run in Test cricket on home soil, which has seen them not lose a single series at home since the 1-2 debacle against Alastair Cook's England in 2012-13. Read More

My real self: Cardi B shares bare-faced selfie to preach self acceptance

Other than her music, Cardi B is best known for always clapping back at her critics, taking up public feuds on social media and reality if need be. Read More

To All the Boys Always and Forever movie review: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo's chemistry can't rescue corny final chapter

Is there a more resounding reminder that you, with your Cult.fit membership, are old, than the lead character of the movie you’re watching going, ‘huh?’ upon hearing the word 'Oasis'? Read More

‘Budget of the rich, for the rich & by the rich’: P Chidambaram attacks govt

Former Finance Minister and Congress’ Rajya Sabha MP spoke during the discussion on the Union Budget 2021 in Rajya Sabha. Watch

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Ahead of the second phase of the vaccination drive from March 14,242,547 people have been inoculated against the coronavirus disease so far.(Reuters Photo)
Ahead of the second phase of the vaccination drive from March 14,242,547 people have been inoculated against the coronavirus disease so far.(Reuters Photo)

India reports 16,488 Covid-19 cases, 113 deaths; tally over 11.07 million

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:17 AM IST
With 12,771 patients of the coronavirus disease recovering between Friday and Saturday morning, India’s recovery tally has gone up to over 10.76 million and the national recovery rate is 97.14%, data showed.
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan looks on during a Trade and Investments conference in Colombo on February 24, 2021 on the second day of Khan's official visit to Sri Lanka. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP)(AFP)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan looks on during a Trade and Investments conference in Colombo on February 24, 2021 on the second day of Khan's official visit to Sri Lanka. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP)(AFP)

Pakistan PM says onus on India for progress after LoC ceasefire agreement

By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:00 AM IST
Pakistan is ready to move forward to resolve “all outstanding issues through dialogue”, said Imran Khan.
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Healthcare workers arrive to screen passengers at the CSMT railway station, owing to surge in Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Healthcare workers arrive to screen passengers at the CSMT railway station, owing to surge in Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, on Friday.(PTI Photo)

New variants, negligence among reasons for fresh Covid-19 spread, say experts

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:09 AM IST
From dip in testing number to negligence shown by people, experts list the main reasons why the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic has been rising after a fall in recent months.
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Covid-19 surge in Maharashtra, Kerala: How each state fared in last 5 days

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 09:53 AM IST
Maharashtra and Kerala have led the recent resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. The Centre has expressed concern at the rise in cases in Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh as well.
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A BMC health worker collects swab sample of a construction worker for Covid-19 test, at Siddhivinayak Metro site in Mumbai on February 25. (PTI File Photo )
A BMC health worker collects swab sample of a construction worker for Covid-19 test, at Siddhivinayak Metro site in Mumbai on February 25. (PTI File Photo )

Covid-19 guidelines extended till March 31, states told to maintain caution

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 09:33 AM IST
The ministry has also advised states and Union territories to step up the pace of vaccination of the target population against the viral disease in order to break the chain of transmission.
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The Committee to Protect Journalists and other press freedom activists hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Saudi Embassy on, October 2, 2019. (Reuters File Photo)
The Committee to Protect Journalists and other press freedom activists hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Saudi Embassy on, October 2, 2019. (Reuters File Photo)

News updates from HT: After Khashoggi report, US sanctions against 76 Saudis

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 09:05 AM IST
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LIVE: India's active Covid-19 caseload nears 160,000; over 14 mn vaccinated

UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:05 AM IST
The global tally of Covid-19 cases is at over 113 million while the related death toll is in excess of 2.5 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers the inaugural address at the second 'Khelo India National Winter Games' on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers the inaugural address at the second 'Khelo India National Winter Games' on Friday.(ANI Photo)

PM Modi to inaugurate toy fair today, govt says bid to make India global hub

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 07:24 AM IST
In his 'Mann Ki Baat' address in August last year, the Prime Minister had emphasised boosting toy manufacturing in India.
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Demonstrators at Ghazipur border as the farmers' protest against new farm laws continues, in New Delhi. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Demonstrators at Ghazipur border as the farmers' protest against new farm laws continues, in New Delhi. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Farm laws protest LIVE: UN asks India to find 'equitable solution' to protests

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:14 AM IST
  • Farm laws protests enter Day 92. Bachelet-Indra Mani Pandey debate over agitation at UN.
Farmers raise slogans during a protest against the new farm laws, at the Delhi-Ghazipur border in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Farmers raise slogans during a protest against the new farm laws, at the Delhi-Ghazipur border in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

Showed utmost respect to protesting farmers, engaged in dialogue: India at UNHRC

ANI, Geneva [switzerland]
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 07:17 AM IST
Ambassador Indra Mani Pandey, Permanent Representative of India, said that the India has set a goal of doubling the income of farmers by 2024.
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Analysts say that the F-16 incident may have well forced the Indian Air Force to acquire the Meteor missile for Rafale. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Analysts say that the F-16 incident may have well forced the Indian Air Force to acquire the Meteor missile for Rafale. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Pak went back on its F-16 promise to US. How India fixed the gaps with Rafale

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:52 AM IST
Paris hasn’t just assured India that Rafale technology, specially that related to the Meteor air-to-air missile will be kept out of reach of Pakistan, but also that it will no longer upgrade the Mirage 3/5 fighters or Augusta 90 B submarines in Islamabad’s military inventory.
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In the absence of the US, the rest of the countries negotiated a new trade agreement called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership(Reuters File Photo )
In the absence of the US, the rest of the countries negotiated a new trade agreement called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership(Reuters File Photo )

US senator bats for including India in Trans-Pacific Partnership

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:19 AM IST
The suggestion by Republican Senator John Cornyn came as the Joe Biden administration is looking to rejoin the TPP.
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Kejriwal, whose party had scored a zero in the state in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, was visiting Gujarat for the first time in seven years.(PTI)
Kejriwal, whose party had scored a zero in the state in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, was visiting Gujarat for the first time in seven years.(PTI)

In Surat, Delhi CM Kejriwal hails AAP’s poll performance

By Darshan Desai, Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 04:17 AM IST
In the recently concluded civic body polls, the AAP won 27 of 120 seats in the Surat Municipal Corporation in its debut appearance, thereby emerging the main opposition party against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which won 93 seats.
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On Friday, Azad arrived in Jammu on a three-day visit and was received by party workers.(ANI file photo)
On Friday, Azad arrived in Jammu on a three-day visit and was received by party workers.(ANI file photo)

23 Cong letter writers plan drive to ‘save idea of India’

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 03:58 AM IST
The series of rallies and public meetings will kick off on Saturday in Jammu, where former Rajya Sabha member of Parliament Ghulam Nabi Azad, one of the 23, has invited his colleagues.
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External affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said there were selective leaks of the opinion of WGAD on Michel’s case.(Reuters )
External affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said there were selective leaks of the opinion of WGAD on Michel’s case.(Reuters )

India rejects United Nations panel report on Christian Michel

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 03:55 AM IST
The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD), which operates under the UN high commissioner for human rights, said that Michel, who has been held in India since December 2018 after being extradited from United Arab Emirates, should be immediately released, according to conclusions reported by AFP.
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