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Legendary Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj dies at 83

Birju Maharaj developed his own unique style and was known as a brilliant choreographer. He helped popularise dance-dramas.
Birju Maharaj was born in Lucknow.(HT File Photo)
Birju Maharaj was born in Lucknow.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 06:59 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

No person can be vaccinated without prior consent: Centre tells Supreme Court

The Centre told the apex court that it has not issued any SOP that makes it mandatory to carry the vaccination certificate for any purpose.
Covid vaccination. (HT)
Covid vaccination. (HT)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 05:52 AM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Breaking: 'Throwaway culture, consumerism made climate challenge serious'

  • Breaking news updates January 17, 2022: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 10:52 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

‘Fog hole’ brings sun out but cold persists

  • While Safdarjung, Delhi’s base station, recorded a maximum temperature of 17.2 degrees Celsius (°C) on Sunday, three notches below normal, some parts of the city still recorded ‘cold day’ conditions, with the mercury increasing only marginally, to 12.8°C, at outer Delhi’s Narela.
The Capital recorded its lowest maximum temperature for two years on Saturday, when the daytime mercury dipped to 14.8°C at Safdarjung and 10.7°C at Narela.(PTI)
The Capital recorded its lowest maximum temperature for two years on Saturday, when the daytime mercury dipped to 14.8°C at Safdarjung and 10.7°C at Narela.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 04:11 AM IST
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HT This Day Jan 17, 1956: CENTRE TO ADMINISTER BOMBAY CITY

In place of the two States, bilingual Bombay and Vidarbha, as proposed by the Commission, there will now be: Maharashtra State, including Vidarbha, Gujerat State, including Saurashtra and Cutch, and one Centrally-administered area comprising Bombay city and some surrounding villages.
HT THIS DAY
HT THIS DAY
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 10:06 PM IST
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CBI arrests GAIL marketing director in bribery case

During the searches conducted at eight locations in Delhi-NCR, including Ranganathan’s office at Bhikaji Kama Place in Delhi and his residence in Sector 62, Noida, the agency recovered 1.29 crore in cash, gold jewellery and other valuables (with an approximate value of 1.25 crore)
CBI arrested five people in the bribery case on Saturday. (Archive)
CBI arrested five people in the bribery case on Saturday. (Archive)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:08 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

Three children die soon after measles vaccine in Belagavi; probe ordered

Two doses of MR vaccine are given to the children at the age of 9-12 months and 16 to 24 months respectively.
as many as 17 children had been vaccinated at the Anganwadi school in Salahalli village of Ramdurg taluk (Representational photo)
as many as 17 children had been vaccinated at the Anganwadi school in Salahalli village of Ramdurg taluk (Representational photo)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 12:55 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Belagavi

Madhya Pradesh plans public safety law to give more power to police

According to the draft of the Public Safety Bill, the onus of safety of visitors will lie with the management of such commercial, industrial, religious, medical, and educational establishments
Cricket Ground - Security Camera - CCTV Camera on D.Y. Patil Stadium - HT Photo by Sudipta Banerjee 04.03.2009 - MAR09 2K9 (Hindustan Times)
Cricket Ground - Security Camera - CCTV Camera on D.Y. Patil Stadium - HT Photo by Sudipta Banerjee 04.03.2009 - MAR09 2K9 (Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 12:44 AM IST
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Karnataka’s Covid positivity rate surges to 20% in two weeks

As per the official data, Bengaluru’s active caseload has come down from around 80% in the last week to around 73% on Saturday
A health worker collects swab sample of passengers for Covid-19 test in Bengaluru on Sunday. (PTI)
A health worker collects swab sample of passengers for Covid-19 test in Bengaluru on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 12:49 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Bengaluru

Andhra to build energy-efficient houses for weaker sections

The housing programme, named as Jagananna Colonies, was launched by chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on June 3 last year as part of his pre-election promise of “Navaratnalu-Pedalandirki Illu
The housing programme, named as Jagananna Colonies, was launched by chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on June 3 last year as part of his pre-election promise. (PTI)
The housing programme, named as Jagananna Colonies, was launched by chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on June 3 last year as part of his pre-election promise. (PTI)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 12:34 AM IST
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By, Hyderabad

Chennai women’s collective to combat poverty, pandemic

In January 2020, two months before the first case of Covid-19 entered Chennai, Mercy Muthu and four other women knocked on thousands of doors in their locality’s slum tenements to draw up a list of pensioners, widows, destitute women and people with disabilities
Women crowdsource food, groceries and monetary assistance to distribute them among the most vulnerable. (HT Photo)
Women crowdsource food, groceries and monetary assistance to distribute them among the most vulnerable. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 12:32 AM IST
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Telangana extends holidays for educational institutions amid Covid spike

The educational institutions are supposed to reopen on Monday after a week-long vacation for Sankranti festival. In fact, the vacations should have started on January 11, but the state government advanced them from January 8
The educational institutions are supposed to reopen on Monday after a week-long vacation for Sankranti festival. (HT File)
The educational institutions are supposed to reopen on Monday after a week-long vacation for Sankranti festival. (HT File)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 12:30 AM IST
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By, Hyderabad

Rajya Sabha polls another focus point for Cong in 2022

Among the 75 Upper House seats going to biennial polls during 2022, there are 7 seats from Punjab, 11 from Uttar Pradesh and one from Uttarakhand. These polls would be crucial for the party to improve its tally in Parliament.
Jammu: Congress supporters during a public rally at Khour village near Jammu, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI12_26_2021_000054B) (PTI)
Jammu: Congress supporters during a public rally at Khour village near Jammu, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI12_26_2021_000054B) (PTI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:47 AM IST
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HT THIS DAY: January 18, 1954 -- India win by innings and 50 runs

The last six tourists’ wickets fell today to the addition of 74 runs to their overnight score of 94 for 4. Ghulam Ahmed took four wickets and Gupte accounted for two batsmen.
A screengrab of the Hindustan Times on January 17, 1954.
A screengrab of the Hindustan Times on January 17, 1954.
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:12 AM IST
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Lata Mangeshkar still under observation

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar continues to be under treatment in the ICU of a city hospital here, the doctor treating her said on Sunday.
Lata Mangeshkar continues to be under observation, doctors said. (HT file)
Lata Mangeshkar continues to be under observation, doctors said. (HT file)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 04:55 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, Mumbai

Telangana CM invited to SP’s UP campaign

Hyderabad: Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has been invited by the Samajwadi Party to join the polls campaign for Uttar Pradesh, a senior leader of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti told HT here on Sunday
The invitation fits among K Chandrasekhar Rao’s attempts to form a non-Congress and non-Bharatiya Janata Party front at the national level before the next general election. (ANI)
The invitation fits among K Chandrasekhar Rao’s attempts to form a non-Congress and non-Bharatiya Janata Party front at the national level before the next general election. (ANI)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 12:18 AM IST
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Bihar: Toll in Nalanda hooch tragedy climbs to 13, SIT to probe case

The death toll in the Nalanda hooch tragedy on Sunday rose to 13, prompting the Bihar government to form a SIT to probe the incident.
Jan Adhikar Party chief Rajesh Ranjan meets the victim's family members of the Nalanda hooch tragedy on Sunday. The death toll rose to 13, prompting the Bihar government to form an SIT to probe the case. (ANI)
Jan Adhikar Party chief Rajesh Ranjan meets the victim's family members of the Nalanda hooch tragedy on Sunday. The death toll rose to 13, prompting the Bihar government to form an SIT to probe the case. (ANI)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 12:14 AM IST
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By, Patna

MP’s famous ‘Collarwali’ tigress dies at 16

The tigress was 16. Also known as Mataram, she had given birth to 29 cubs in eight litters during 11 years - between 2008 and 2018 - the officials said, adding that 25 of the 29 cubs survived.
The Collarwali tigress was the most popular tigress among tourists at MP’s Pench Tiger Reserve. Her final rites were conducted on Sunday. (ANI)
The Collarwali tigress was the most popular tigress among tourists at MP’s Pench Tiger Reserve. Her final rites were conducted on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:29 AM IST
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By, Bhopal

Daytime temperatures plummet across northwest India, to persist till Monday: IMD

Bitter cold continued to affect several parts of northwest India on Sunday with most parts of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, parts of Madhya Pradesh, east and northwest Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh recording cold day to severe cold day conditions, when day temperatures are significantly low
Vendors warm themselves by a small fire on a cold winter morning in New Delhi on Sunday. Cold day to severe cold day conditions in some/isolated pockets are likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan over the next two days, the IMD said. (PTI)
Vendors warm themselves by a small fire on a cold winter morning in New Delhi on Sunday. Cold day to severe cold day conditions in some/isolated pockets are likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan over the next two days, the IMD said. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 04:55 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

Haridwar hate speech: Seer Narsinghanand booked for assaulting 3 reporters

The seer, meanwhile, was sent to 14-day judicial custody in connection with the hate speeches he made at a three-day-long Dharm Sansad in Haridwar on December 17-19.
Yati Narsinghanand, who was arrested in connection with the Haridwar hate speech case, has been booked for allegedly assaulting 3 journalists.
Yati Narsinghanand, who was arrested in connection with the Haridwar hate speech case, has been booked for allegedly assaulting 3 journalists.
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:27 AM IST
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By, Dehradun

Covid vaccination pace in India satisfactory, say experts

India, the world’s largest vaccine maker, has crossed several milestones in its campaign to fully inoculate its population.
Healthcare workers administer a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to frontline workers at Government JP Hospital, in Bhopal on Sunday. (ANI)
Healthcare workers administer a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to frontline workers at Government JP Hospital, in Bhopal on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:20 AM IST
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Vaccination added strength to India’s Covid battle in last 1 year: Modi

India’s vaccination drive in the last 1 year against Covid-19 has added great strength to the fight against the pandemic and has resulted in saving lives and protecting livelihoods, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.
Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture celebrating 1 year of India's Covid-19 vaccination drive, at Puri beach, on Sunday. (PTI)
Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture celebrating 1 year of India's Covid-19 vaccination drive, at Puri beach, on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:16 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Mumbai records under 10k Covid cases, positivity rate also declining

Daily cases of Covid-19 dropped below the 10,000 mark for the first time in nearly two weeks in Mumbai. The positivity rate, the proportion of tests returning positive for Covid-19, meanwhile dropped to 13.7% from an average of around 20-22% over the past week.
A deserted Juhu Chowpatty amid new restrictions imposed by the authorities due to Covid-19 pandemic in Mumbai on Sunday. Daily cases and the positivity rate declined on Sunday. (PTI)
A deserted Juhu Chowpatty amid new restrictions imposed by the authorities due to Covid-19 pandemic in Mumbai on Sunday. Daily cases and the positivity rate declined on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:22 AM IST
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ByEeshanpriya M S, Mumbai

Amid another wave, Odisha’s Kandhamal district grapples with a learning gap

As Omicron looms, and more uncertainty confronts India’s schools, in a five-part series from across the country, HT looks at the vast ramifications of the pandemic on India’s schools and children
Class 10 students during a class in Phiringia village’s ‘Upgraded high school’. (HT Photo)
Class 10 students during a class in Phiringia village’s ‘Upgraded high school’. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 06:35 PM IST
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ByDebabrata Mohanty, Kandhamal

Centre launches stamp to mark 1 year of Covid vaccination

India released a commemorative postal stamp on Covid-19 vaccination on Sunday to mark one year of the country’s national immunisation programme against the virus.
A man walks in front of a wall mural as the countrywide vaccination drive against Covid-19 on Sunday completed one year, during which over 156.76 crore vaccine doses were administered. (HT photo/Vijay Bate)
A man walks in front of a wall mural as the countrywide vaccination drive against Covid-19 on Sunday completed one year, during which over 156.76 crore vaccine doses were administered. (HT photo/Vijay Bate)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 12:08 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

1 year on, 70% adults fully vaccinated: Govt

Marking the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the “exceptional” role of health care workers for a year of hard work.
Experts say vaccination is key in reducing the risk of deaths due to Covid-19 considerably.(REUTERS)
Experts say vaccination is key in reducing the risk of deaths due to Covid-19 considerably.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 06:58 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

Oil, budget and economic sentiment

Traditionally, Union budgets have mattered for people at large because of two reasons: prices of goods and income tax rates.There is some merit in the argument that inflation is a bigger dampener on economic sentiment in India than low growth rates
As the world came to a standstill after the pandemic, consumption of petroleum products crashed.(Reuters)
As the world came to a standstill after the pandemic, consumption of petroleum products crashed.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 06:58 AM IST
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ByRoshan Kishore and Vineet Sachdev

NIA arrests absconding trafficker in West Bengal fake currency notes case

In a joint operation with the BSF, the NIA arrested Aladu from his native place in West Bengal’s Malda
The case was registered in September 2019 by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) unit in Malda. (Representational image)
The case was registered in September 2019 by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) unit in Malda. (Representational image)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 11:50 PM IST
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Woman tortured with cigarettes, raped in Madhya Pradesh, husband among 5 arrested

The woman, hailing from Chhattisgarh, got married to an Indore-based man after meeting him on a matrimonial site, police said
The alleged gang-rape occurred at a farmhouse under the Shipra police station area of Indore between November 2019 and October 2021. (Representational image)
The alleged gang-rape occurred at a farmhouse under the Shipra police station area of Indore between November 2019 and October 2021. (Representational image)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 11:47 PM IST
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