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Mittal claims securing 92% of Arcelor shares

With this Mittal's company moves towards completing its $32.88 billion takeover of its European competitor.
By Reuters | None, Paris
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2006 03:20 PM IST

Mittal Steel said on Wednesday it had secured 92 per cent of the shares in Arcelor as Mittal moves towards completing its $32.88 billion takeover of its European rival.

"I am delighted at this result which is a resounding endorsement of the strategic logic and value of the merger of Mittal Steel and Arcelor, a truly industry transforming deal," Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman and Chief Executive of Mittal Steel, said in a statement.

"We are very excited about our future as one company and believe this strong vote of confidence from shareholders paves the way for a speedy integration process, allowing us to realise the full benefits of working together as the undisputed world steel leader," he added.

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Health care workers administering the COVID-19 vaccine, in the presence of the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, during the 1st phase of the pan India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Health care workers administering the COVID-19 vaccine, in the presence of the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, during the 1st phase of the pan India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

On which days are people being vaccinated? Check full schedule of states, UTs

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:40 PM IST
As many as 224,301 people have been given the Covid-19 vaccine, the ministry said on Sunday, the second day of the countrywide drive.
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Oppn seeks probe into Goswami chats

By Deeksha Bhardwaj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:32 PM IST
New Delhi: Opposition politicians on Sunday demanded a probe of purported WhatsApp chats of Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Republic TV, and Partho Dasgupta, former chief executive officer of the TV audience measurement agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), in which the former makes remarks that his critics say show he may have had advance knowledge of the Indian Air Force strike on a terrorist camp in Pakistan’s Balakot
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MP: 8 held for rape of 13-year-old

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:30 PM IST
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh police on Saturday arrested eight people on charges of abducting a 13-year-old Class 9 student and gang-raping her twice in eight days, causing her acute trauma, officials said on Sunday
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People may be allowed to self-register for a vaccine

By Saubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:28 PM IST
The Centre may allow self-registration by the elderly and those with comorbidities on the Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network (CoWIN) platform for faster and easier enrolment of people to receive a shot of the Covid-19 vaccine
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India delivers 1st batch of heavy cranes to bolster operations at Chabahar port

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:34 PM IST
  • Hindustan Times had first reported last month that the cranes were set to be delivered in January.
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The drums of illicit liquor was destroyed in the open.(Representational image/HT PHOTO)

Hooch bust in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh ends in death of 5 cows

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:15 PM IST
  • Local people accused the authorities of destroying the alcohol drums in the open and not taking precautions to stop access of the liquor to the cows.
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Abdullah, a former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, said that when his daughter sees photos of him not wearing a mask, she takes him to task on his return home.(AFP file)
Abdullah, a former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, said that when his daughter sees photos of him not wearing a mask, she takes him to task on his return home.(AFP file)

Farooq Abdullah says 'can't even kiss my wife' because of pandemic

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:45 PM IST
The octogenarian leader, who was candid and witty in his nearly-35-minute speech, said one is even afraid of a handshake or a hug in the current situation.
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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray addresses a gathering during the Shiv Sena's Dusshera rally in Mumbai, Sunday.(PTI)
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray addresses a gathering during the Shiv Sena's Dusshera rally in Mumbai, Sunday.(PTI)

Shiv Sena gets ambitious, to contest 100 seats in Bengal assembly polls

UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:11 PM IST
  • The Shiv Sena which is a marginal force in West Bengal, is aiming to punch much above its weight.
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A Covid-19 vaccine shot being administerd at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai. (Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
A Covid-19 vaccine shot being administerd at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai. (Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)

Covid-19 vaccine drive: Health Ministry instructs states to identify bottlenecks

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:09 PM IST
The health ministry official also informed that the inaugural inoculation drive in India is the highest day one vaccination number in the world.
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A still from the Amazon Prime Video web series 'Tandav'. (YouTube/Amazon Prime Video)

I&B ministry summons Amazon Prime India officials after controversy over Tandav

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:51 PM IST
  • BJP parliamentarian from Maharashtra Manoj Kotak and West Ghatkopar MLA Ram Kadam demanded a ban on the series.
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The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone.(Reuters/ File photo)

Facebook, Twitter representatives to appear before IT parliamentary panel

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:19 PM IST
  • HT had reported on Wednesday that the panel was mulling the decision in the wake of the privacy concerns surrounding WhatsApp’s new policy.
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Food being prepared in Train Pantry at Ludhiana Railway station.(Gurpreet Singh/HT File Photo)

IRCTC to resume cooked food supply to passengers in trains soon: Eastern Railway

PTI, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 09:32 PM IST
There are plans to add Barddhaman, Bolpur and Jamalpur in the list of stations from where the e-catering services are provided, the Eastern Railway spokesperson said.
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Labourers load sacks of newly harvested paddy crop on a truck purchased by procurement agencies.(Representative Photo/PTI)
Labourers load sacks of newly harvested paddy crop on a truck purchased by procurement agencies.(Representative Photo/PTI)

Govt procures paddy worth 1.06 lakh crore so far this kharif season

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 09:25 PM IST
Out of the total purchase of 564.17 lakh tonnes, Punjab has contributed 202.77 lakh tonnes.
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Farmers participate in a tractor rally to protest against the newly passed farm bills at Singhu border near New Delhi. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Farmers participate in a tractor rally to protest against the newly passed farm bills at Singhu border near New Delhi. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Plea on farmers tractor rally in SC on Monday

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 09:19 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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File photo: Army soldier patrol near Line of Control (LoC) at Poonch.(ANI)
File photo: Army soldier patrol near Line of Control (LoC) at Poonch.(ANI)

LoC infiltration down by 70%, surrender policy for terrorists in the works: Army

UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:14 PM IST
  • Chinar Corps commander Lt Gen BS Raju said the Line of Control remains fairly active because of Pakistan's attempts to push in terrorists.
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