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Karur: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with a woman at the 'Farmers Convention' at Vangal Marigoundan Palayam, during his election campaign for the forthcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, in Karur, (PTI)

Rahul Gandhi wraps up Tamil Nadu campaign; attacks AIADMK, BJP

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:30 PM IST
  • “The chief minister is corrupt so he’s being controlled by the prime minister,” said Gandhi during his roadshow in Karur district.
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CEO of Zoho Corporation Sridhar Vembu(Image via Twitter)
CEO of Zoho Corporation Sridhar Vembu(Image via Twitter)

Wrestler Virender Singh, Zoho founder, Bombay Jayashri among Padma Shri awardees

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:25 PM IST
Industrialists conferred with Padma Shri include Rajnikant Devidas Shroff (UPL Ltd); Rajni Bector (Mrs Bector’s Food Company); P Subramanian (Shanthi Gears) and Sridhar Vembu (Zoho).
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The man allegedly attacked the girl after she turned down his marriage proposal (Representational Photo)
The man allegedly attacked the girl after she turned down his marriage proposal (Representational Photo)

Man attacks 16-year-old girl with knife, held at Varanasi airport

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:11 PM IST
  • Police arrested the 32-year-od man from the airport while he was waiting to catch a fight for Dubai
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FILE - The TikTok app logo appears in Tokyo on Sept. 28, 2020. A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's attempts to ban TikTok, the latest legal defeat for the administration as it tries to wrest the popular app from its Chinese owners. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)(AP)
FILE - The TikTok app logo appears in Tokyo on Sept. 28, 2020. A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's attempts to ban TikTok, the latest legal defeat for the administration as it tries to wrest the popular app from its Chinese owners. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)(AP)

Government says ban on Chinese mobile apps, including Tiktok, would continue

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:09 PM IST
"We are evaluating the notice and will respond to it as appropriate. TikTok was among the first companies to comply with the Government of India directive issued on June 29, 2020," a Tiktok spokesperson said.
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File photo of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan.(CPS Global)
File photo of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan.(CPS Global)

All you need to know about Padma Vibhushan awardee Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:00 PM IST
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan has been given Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian award, for his exceptional contribution in the field of spiritualism.
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India's recovery rate has touched 96.59 per cent. In picture: Covid-19 vaccination at a government Hospital in Hyderabad, India.(AP)
India's recovery rate has touched 96.59 per cent. In picture: Covid-19 vaccination at a government Hospital in Hyderabad, India.(AP)

Centre asks states to act against those spreading rumours about Covid vaccines

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:51 PM IST
  • Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla said that states must check the spread rumours, and direct all the concerned authorities to take appropriate measures to counter false information about Covid-19 vaccines.
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Colonel Santosh Babu(File Photo)
Colonel Santosh Babu(File Photo)

Maha Vir Chakra for Galwan braveheart Col Santosh Babu, Vir Chakra for 5 others

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:41 PM IST
  • The Maha Vir Chara and the Vir Chara are India's second and third highest wartime gallantry award.
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File photo: Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan.(PTI)
File photo: Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan.(PTI)

Kamal Haasan’s MNM promises Singapore-like standards to tackle Chennai floods

By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, Chennai
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:33 PM IST
  • In November, the MNM promised a computer with high-speed internet for every home in its seven-point governance and economic agenda.
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Deaf Olympic Gold medalist wrestler Virender Singh poses for a portrait with his medals at his akhara near Sadar Bazar in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Deaf Olympic Gold medalist wrestler Virender Singh poses for a portrait with his medals at his akhara near Sadar Bazar in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Wrestler Virender Singh among 102 Padma Shri awardees. Check full list here

Edited by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:37 PM IST
The Padma awards, unlike the gallantry awards, are not normally conferred posthumously. However, in highly deserving cases, the Government could consider giving an award posthumously.
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seen in this file photo. Abe and his Cabinet are set to resign Wednesday morning, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later in the day.(AP Photo)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seen in this file photo. Abe and his Cabinet are set to resign Wednesday morning, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later in the day.(AP Photo)

Republic Day 2021: Shinzo Abe, SP Balasubramaniam among Padma Vibhushan awardees

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:22 PM IST
The Padma awards are conferred by the President on the eve of Republic Day every year.
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Ram Vilas Paswan passed away on October 8, 2020 (Arvind Yadav/HT photo)
Ram Vilas Paswan passed away on October 8, 2020 (Arvind Yadav/HT photo)

Ram Vilas Paswan among 10 Padma Bhushan awardees. See full list here 

Edited by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:38 PM IST
The winners of this award are recognised for their distinguished service of a high order and it is one of the highest civilian awards being conferred since 1954.
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seen in this file photo. Abe and his Cabinet are set to resign Wednesday morning, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later in the day.(AP Photo)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seen in this file photo. Abe and his Cabinet are set to resign Wednesday morning, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later in the day.(AP Photo)

Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe among 7 Padma Vibhushan awardees. See full list here

Edited by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:14 PM IST
Padma awards were instituted in the year 1954 and are conferred in three categories- Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
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Indian Air Force demonstrates its combat and firepower, including Akash Missile, for the first time, in Pokhran, March 18.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
Indian Air Force demonstrates its combat and firepower, including Akash Missile, for the first time, in Pokhran, March 18.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

India successfully tests new gen Akash missile

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:52 PM IST
  • Akash-NG is a new generation surface-to-air missile meant for use by Indian Air Force to intercept high maneuvering low radar cross-section aerial threats.
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President Ram Nath Kovind during his address to the nation on the eve of Republic Day 2021, in New Delhi. (PTI)
President Ram Nath Kovind during his address to the nation on the eve of Republic Day 2021, in New Delhi. (PTI)

‘Let us look at 2020 as year of learning’: President Kovind’s top 10 quotes

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:52 PM IST
Here are the top 10 quotes from President Kovind's address to the nation
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Subhash Chandra Bose(File photo)
Subhash Chandra Bose(File photo)

News updates from HT: Bose's grand nephew tweets original photo amid row

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:56 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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The chief minister said the state government was announcing the ex gratia in honour of the bravery shown by Col Santosh Babu while fighting the Chinese troops.(HT PHOTO.)
The chief minister said the state government was announcing the ex gratia in honour of the bravery shown by Col Santosh Babu while fighting the Chinese troops.(HT PHOTO.)

Galwan braveheart Col Santosh Babu named for Mahavir Chakra in R-Day honours

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:25 PM IST
The bloody Galwan clash was the first deadly conflict between India and China in at least 45 years and was seen to underline the risk of the border standoff escalating into a full-scale confrontation.
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Dhruv
Dhruv

1 pilot killed, another seriously injured as Army helicopter crash lands in J-K

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:24 PM IST
The Dhruv helicopter crashed in Lakhanpur at around 7.15 pm on Monday.
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A file photo of an Indian flag next to the Chinese national emblem.(AP)
A file photo of an Indian flag next to the Chinese national emblem.(AP)

'Constructive talks': India, China to push for early disengagement in Ladakh

By Rahul Singh | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:11 PM IST
  • This comes as the two sides held the ninth round of talks on Sunday that went on for nearly 16 hours.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public rally in Hoogly, on Monday. (PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public rally in Hoogly, on Monday. (PTI)

BJP has insulted Bengal and Netaji, says Mamata Banerjee

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:57 PM IST
  • The BJP and the TMC have been engaged in a tug-of-war over Bengal’s icons with both laying claims to Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda and Subhash Chandra Bose.
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President, Ram Nath Kovind unveiling a portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi.(ANI)
President, Ram Nath Kovind unveiling a portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi.(ANI)

Amid row over portrait, grand nephew tweets Subhas Chandra Bose's original photo

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:55 PM IST
Social media was abuzz with the tweets and memes on the resemblance of the portrait with the actor.
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President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the nation on the eve of Republic Day on Monday.(ANI Photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the nation on the eve of Republic Day on Monday.(ANI Photo)

'Salute farmers, committed to their welfare': President Ram Nath Kovind

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:35 PM IST
He also made a special mention about the healthcare and frontline workers who took the coronavirus disease head on, and hailed the contribution made by the scientists of the country in developing a vaccine.
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The Supreme Court. (HT archive)
The Supreme Court. (HT archive)

SC gives green signal to local elections in AP, poll panel revises schedule

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:25 PM IST
  • The Supreme Court ordered that the elections for the gram panchayats in Andhra Pradesh be held as scheduled and there was no need for postponing the elections indefinitely on the pretext of Covid-19 vaccination drive.
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Image for representation.(Reuters)
Image for representation.(Reuters)

Soon, Centre to impose 'green tax' on older vehicles

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:13 PM IST
  • The government has also proposed higher tax (50 per cent of the road tax) for vehicles registered in highly polluted cities.
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Cabinet Minister Balasaheb Thorat, and Chief of Shetkari Kamagr party Jayant Patil waving the gathering of over 6,000 farmers from across 21 districts of Maharashtra for a three-day sit-in at Azad Maidan in solidarity with protesting farmers at the Delhi border against farm laws, in Mumbai on Monday. (ANI Photo)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Cabinet Minister Balasaheb Thorat, and Chief of Shetkari Kamagr party Jayant Patil waving the gathering of over 6,000 farmers from across 21 districts of Maharashtra for a three-day sit-in at Azad Maidan in solidarity with protesting farmers at the Delhi border against farm laws, in Mumbai on Monday. (ANI Photo)

No senior Shiv Sena leader at farmers’ rally in Mumbai

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:54 PM IST
  • The Shiv Sena sent a youth wing functionary as the party's representative at the farmers' rally where senior leaders of the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Agahdi (MVA) including Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat were present
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President Ram Nath Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind

President Kovind hails Covid-19 vaccination programme, urges people to take part

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:37 PM IST
"The frontline and healthcare workers who took on the coronavirus disease heads on deserves a special mention, it's an extraordinary contribution," President Ram Nath Kovind said in his address to the nation.
Blood samples being collected during a serological survey to ascertain the spread of the coronavirus in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Blood samples being collected during a serological survey to ascertain the spread of the coronavirus in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)

Delhi could be heading towards attaining 'herd immunity', indicates sero-survey

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:43 PM IST
The survey has found that in one district, 50-60 per cent of the sampled population has developed antibodies to Covid-19.
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Farmers and tractors are set for the tractor rally ahead of Republic Day to protest against farm laws, at Singhu Border in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Farmers and tractors are set for the tractor rally ahead of Republic Day to protest against farm laws, at Singhu Border in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Farmers to march towards Parliament on Budget Day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:32 PM IST
To put pressure on the government to withdraw these laws, the farmers have adopted different techniques since their protest launched on November 26.
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While Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar indicated that there won't be further talks, he said he would be ready to meet them to hear out their final decision on the government's offer.
While Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar indicated that there won't be further talks, he said he would be ready to meet them to hear out their final decision on the government's offer.

Best offer given to farmers, says minister Tomar, adds stir will end soon

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:05 PM IST
"The government has given the best offer to farmers' unions. I am hopeful that they will convey their decision to us after discussing it among themselves. Once they communicate, we will take it forward," he said.
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Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari(PTI)
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari(PTI)

Apni Party seeks PM Modi’s intervention to restore J-K's statehood, 4G links

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:57 PM IST
  • Apni Party president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari also raised issues of rising unemployment in Jammu and Kashmir and the need for all-weather inter-regional road connections
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"Steel prices have increased by 65 per cent in the last six months," Gadkari said adding that the steel and cement rates will reduce once cheaper alternatives are available.(HT Photo)
"Steel prices have increased by 65 per cent in the last six months," Gadkari said adding that the steel and cement rates will reduce once cheaper alternatives are available.(HT Photo)

Nitin Gadkari calls for research to explore cheaper options to cement, steel

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:54 PM IST
Gadkari said he has asked people from Indian Institutes of Technology to carry out research on alternatives to cement and steel.
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