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President Ram Nath Kovind wished people on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. 

On Ganesh Chaturthi, President Kovind urges people to follow Covid-19 rules

President Kovind's message came as Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations will be muted this year as well and several governments have imposed restrictions, asking people to celebrate the 10-day festival at home.

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge sought information about the rising income inequality. (Hindustan Times)

Data on income distribution not compiled centrally, govt tells Parliament

Data on class distribution of income is not compiled centrally, the government told Parliament on Tuesday in response to Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge's questions about the rising inequality between the top 1% and the bottom half of the population. Chaudhary cited schemes such as National Rural Livelihoods Mission and National Social Assistance Programme and said they have been introduced to bring about overall improvement in the quality of lives in rural areas.

Opposition parties have disrupted parliamentary proceedings demanding a probe into allegations against Adani Group. (ANI)

LIC holds under 1% stake in equity, debt in Adani Group: Govt tells Parliament

State-owned Life Insurance Corporation of India holds less than 1% stake in both equity and debt in the Adani Group, the government told Parliament on Tuesday. Opposition parties have cornered the government over the exposure of the State Bank of India and LIC to the Adani Group. Opposition parties have disrupted parliamentary proceedings demanding a probe into allegations.

Rahul Gandhi addresses Lok Sabha

Rahul Gandhi addresses Lok Sabha; hits out at govt on Adani row, Agniveer scheme| Top quotes

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressed the Lok Sabha during a Motion of Thanks on the President's address on Tuesday. He also spoke about the Bharat Jodo Yatra, and agniveer scheme. Here are Rahul Gandhi's top quotes from his address in Parliament: 1. When we first started walking, we wanted to play the opposition and tell people about their problems. Read: 'Power behind billionaire…': Rahul Gandhi's dig at PPrime Minister Narendra Modiover Adani issue 4.

PM Modi was addressing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarians at a meeting today.

'Could very well relate...': PM Modi gets emotional over Turkey quake

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday became emotional over the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, and recalled the 2001 Bhuj earthquake that claimed over 20,000 lives and left over 1,50,000 people injured in Gujarat, reported news agency ANI. Narendra Modi was the chief minister of the state in 2001. The PM said that he could very well relate to what Turkey is going through right now. In 2001, a massive earthquake jolted Gujarat's Bhuj.

A shop assistant counts piles of British Pound Sterling banknotes at an Apple store in London, Britain.

Morning brief: UK may launch its digital currency ‘Britcoin’; 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. Move over Bitcoin, it's time for Britcoin: UK may launch its digital currency UK said British businesses and consumers are likely to get a digital version of the pound while asking public for their opinion on the idea of introducing a central bank digital currency.

Minister of state for defence Ajay Bhatt. (PTI File Photo)

Over 7,000 officer vacancies pending in Indian Army: MoS defence in Lok Sabha

Over 7,000 officer posts have been lying vacant in the Indian Army since last year, minister of state for defence Ajay Bhatt said in a written response in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Replying to Janata Dal (United) MP Ram Nath Thakur, Bhatt noted that there are 511 vacancies in the role of military nursing officers as of December 15, up from 471 as of January 1 last year.

India assumed G20 presidency in December. (PTI)

India to begin talks on climate, sustainability under G20 aegis this week

The Union environment ministry will begin discussions on climate and sustainability under the aegis of intergovernmental forum G20 on Thursday with a focus on land degradation and biodiversity loss, a sustainable blue economy and circular economy. India assumed the forum's presidency in December and will host global leaders and 200 meetings related to 32 sectors across the country this year. Key environmental issues are being discussed as part of G20 working groups.

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