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Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla at a press conference in Washington DC earlier this week. (ANI PHOTO.)
Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla at a press conference in Washington DC earlier this week. (ANI PHOTO.)

AUKUS has no link with Quad, won’t impact grouping’s functioning, says Shringla

PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 10:21 PM IST
The new alliance was unveiled last week by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden against the backdrop of China’s assertive actions across the Indo-Pacific, and its first initiative is aimed at equipping Australia with nuclear-powered submarines built with technology from the US and the UK.
 Ridhi Phor takes aim. (HT)
 Ridhi Phor takes aim. (HT)

Ridhi, steady and good to go

By Rutvick Mehta, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2021 04:59 PM IST
  • The teen archer is part of the India team at the world championship in USA.
People wearing raincoats and carrying umbrellas walk through a plaza near the entrance of Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday.(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
People wearing raincoats and carrying umbrellas walk through a plaza near the entrance of Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday.(AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Universal Studios Beijing draws eager crowd as it reopens after two-decade wait

Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Beijing
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2021 12:41 PM IST
Universal Studios Beijing resort will be US-based Universal's largest and its fifth globally. It is also a first for Beijing, which lacks a big branded theme park to rival the Disney resorts in Shanghai and Hong Kong. 
A neighbour of Ezmarai Ahmadi stands amid the debris of the house that was damaged in a US drone strike in the Kwaja Burga neighbourhood of Kabul on September 18, 2021. (AFP)
A neighbour of Ezmarai Ahmadi stands amid the debris of the house that was damaged in a US drone strike in the Kwaja Burga neighbourhood of Kabul on September 18, 2021. (AFP)

CIA ‘warned’ of civilian casualties in Kabul drone strike, but it was too late

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 08:20 AM IST
The US military on Friday acknowledged that the drone strike carried out in Kabul on August 29 was a “tragic mistake” and all 10 persons killed were civilians, including seven children, and not one of them had anything to do with the terrorist group Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K).
French president Emmanuel Macron (File Photo / AFP)
French president Emmanuel Macron (File Photo / AFP)

US, UK, Australia explored AUKUS pact at G7 meet, behind Macron's back: Reports

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2021 08:16 AM IST
Then-UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab (who is now the new justice secretary) was warned that such a deal could negatively affect relations with China and Paris, but the details of the agreement were nonetheless discussed at the G7 summit.
Anupam Kher had Jugal Hansraj join him on the show (Amal KS/HT)
Anupam Kher had Jugal Hansraj join him on the show (Amal KS/HT)

Anupam Kher tours across USA for his first live show amid pandemic

By Titas Chowdhury
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2021 04:22 PM IST
The show titled Zindagi Ka Safar saw the actor playing his film clips, discussing books penned by him, sharing philosophies he lives by and playing antakshari with the audience
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations (Representational Image)
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations (Representational Image)

H-1B visa: US court sets aside proposed Trump-era ‘wage selection’ rule

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 11:54 AM IST
The number of H-1B visas issued each year is capped at 65,000, plus an additional 20,000 reserved for individuals with advanced degrees. The current system for selecting applications for consideration is a hybrid of first-come, first-served, and a lottery.
Commissioner of police Naunihal Singh also banned the use of drone cameras in the city. (HT File)
Commissioner of police Naunihal Singh also banned the use of drone cameras in the city. (HT File)

Ludhiana top cop extends ban on open sale of acid in city

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 12:52 AM IST
The top cop has asked the institutions and organisations who use acid for different purposes to maintain a record of its usage and depute nodal officers
Faridkot medical college identified as Covid training hub under US project
Faridkot medical college identified as Covid training hub under US project

Faridkot medical college identified as Covid training hub under US project

By Parteek Singh Mahal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 12:28 AM IST
The state health department has identified the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital (GGSMCH), Faridkot, as the state-level hub and centre of excellence (CoE) to provide Covid-19 training to health workforce under the USAID-RISE (Reaching Impact Saturation and Epidemic Control) project to build capacity of health workers
Climate Action Tracker, an independent scientific analysis that tracks government climate action and measures it against Paris Agreement goals, has updated its rating system on Wednesday.
Climate Action Tracker, an independent scientific analysis that tracks government climate action and measures it against Paris Agreement goals, has updated its rating system on Wednesday.

Climate Action Tracker rates India’s climate action ‘highly insufficient’

By Jayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2021 01:56 AM IST
Only Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Morocco, Nepal and United Kingdom have been rated as “almost sufficient” and only Gambia is “sufficient” or 1.5 degree compatible. USA, which used to be rated as “critically insufficient”, is now “insufficient” as per the new rating system
French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (File Photo / REUTERS)
French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (File Photo / REUTERS)

France feels ‘betrayed’ after Australia turns to US for nuclear-powered subs

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 01:58 PM IST
US President Joe Biden and the prime ministers of Australia and Britain announced Wednesday a new defence pact that would see Canberra get a nuclear-powered submarine fleet, a privilege reserved for few American allies.
Hybrid Learning - Education 3.0
Hybrid Learning - Education 3.0

Hybrid Learning - Education 3.0

By HT Brand Studio
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 08:46 PM IST
  • "Hybrid Learning Education 3.0"'s curtain-raiser was conducted on TAG TALK L'avenir platform on 28 August 2021. Stellar Speakers from NCERT, Microsoft USA and India, Tech Avant-Garde and schools spoke at this event.
Anil Kapoor shared photos with Usain Bolt and Mo Farah.
Anil Kapoor shared photos with Usain Bolt and Mo Farah.

Anil sings, parties with Usain in Germany, calls it 'legendary night'. Watch

PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 04:05 PM IST
  • Anil Kapoor partied with Usain Bolt and Mo Farah, and shared pictures on Instagram. Usain also shared a video in which Anil sang and danced. Check it out here.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez grabs eyeballs for ‘Tax the Rich’ gown at Met Gala 2021(Instagram/onblast_la/aoc)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez grabs eyeballs for ‘Tax the Rich’ gown at Met Gala 2021(Instagram/onblast_la/aoc)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez grabs eyeballs for ‘Tax the Rich’ gown at Met Gala 2021

By Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2021 01:26 PM IST
  • US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes a daring political statement, at fashion’s glitziest night and her first Met Gala appearance, in a white off-shoulder gown by Aurora James' label ‘Brother Vellies’ with ‘Tax the Rich’ printed in bold red
Southeast Asia plans to ease travel curbs to tackle crippling economy(Lim Huey Teng / REUTERS)
Southeast Asia plans to ease travel curbs to tackle crippling economy(Lim Huey Teng / REUTERS)

Covid-19: Southeast Asia plan easing of travel curbs to tackle crippling economy

Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2021 12:31 PM IST
While Europe and the US have already moved down the reopening path, countries in Southeast Asia have a low vaccination rate and are among the world’s most vulnerable to the delta variant but with state finances stretched, lockdowns are becoming less tenable by the day.
The image shows a picture of Kenai Fjords National Park.(Instagram/@nationalparkservice)
The image shows a picture of Kenai Fjords National Park.(Instagram/@nationalparkservice)

Pics show US parks sporting ‘hues of the season’. Which one is your favourite?

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2021 07:06 PM IST
The images are shared on the official Instagram page of National Park Service.
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