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Nimrat Kaur looks breathtaking beautiful in 45k mint silk lehenga, flaunts Banarasi craft

The Lunchbox actor Nimrat Kaur’s throwback pictures in a handwoven mint silk lehenga have become the apple of fashionistas’ eyes this wedding season and we too can’t stop drooling over the Banarasi Kadwa craft that the 45k ensemble from Ekaya Banaras sports
Nimrat Kaur looks breathtaking beautiful in <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>45k mint silk Banarasi lehenga(Instagram/ekayabanaras/nimratofficial)
Nimrat Kaur looks breathtaking beautiful in 45k mint silk Banarasi lehenga(Instagram/ekayabanaras/nimratofficial)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 12:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByZarafshan Shiraz

All about respiratory allergies: 5 facts that you should know of

Did you know that pet dander can trigger an allergic reaction? Did you also know that allergies can interfere with your memory or concentration levels? Read on to know all about respiratory allergies.
Respiratory allergies are not to be taken lightly, as negligence can lead to asthma, bronchial allergies and other pulmonary disorders.(Shutterstock)
Respiratory allergies are not to be taken lightly, as negligence can lead to asthma, bronchial allergies and other pulmonary disorders.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 05, 2021 12:28 PM IST
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Lend me your years: How the Indian National Calendar came into being

See how, back in 1955, an elite team headed by astrophysicist Meghnad Saha untangled India’s confusing variety of almanacs.
Ancient calendars could be intricate, beautiful, but confusing. Above is a section of the ancient Mayan calendar.(Shutterstock)
Ancient calendars could be intricate, beautiful, but confusing. Above is a section of the ancient Mayan calendar.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 08:29 PM IST
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Queen Elizabeth hails Diwali in Christmas message, doesn’t mention pandemic

The widely-watched royal message recorded in mid-December in Windsor did not mention “pandemic” or “Covid-19”, but the UK queen said the year that has necessarily kept people apart has, in many ways, brought them closer
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II records her annual Christmas broadcast in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, Britain December 24, 2020.(REUTERS)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II records her annual Christmas broadcast in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, Britain December 24, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 11:16 PM IST
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2020 - The year of the pandemic: From lockdown to slow release

For a city that is always industrious, hard at work, assiduously getting through the tasks of the day, Delhi had to adapt, and adapt fast, to a change in rhythm.
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 06:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMayank Austen Soofi

Rajasthan government to impose Diwali-like restrictions on New Year’s Eve

The state government has banned the sale and bursting of firecrackers to protect the health of Covid-19 patients, as well as to protect the public from the poisonous smoke emanating from the firecrackers
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot.(HT File)
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot.(HT File)
Published on Dec 21, 2020 05:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan

2020: Year of comfort dressing with an edge

Google’s yearly data shows that people are embracing a radical style with a nonconformist flair.
Lady Diana’s Black Sheep jumper relaunched by Rowing Blazer(Photo: Instagram/Rowing Blazer)
Lady Diana’s Black Sheep jumper relaunched by Rowing Blazer(Photo: Instagram/Rowing Blazer)
Published on Dec 15, 2020 12:16 PM IST
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Maharashtra reports fewer than 5,000 Covid-19 cases for fifth day in a row

Maharashtra reported fewer than 5,000 Covid-19 cases for the fifth consecutive day, taking the state’s tally to 1,864,348, with 4,981 fresh infections recorded on Wednesday
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Goregaon on Wednesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Goregaon on Wednesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 10, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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Madhuri Dixit Nene: After sitting at home for months people are getting anxious, but we’ve to be careful, we can’t take this virus casually

Actor Madhuri Dixit Nene urges her fans to take precautions and not to venture out unless necessary.
Actor Madhuri Dixit Nene is presently shooting for her debut web series.
Actor Madhuri Dixit Nene is presently shooting for her debut web series.
Updated on Dec 08, 2020 02:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Wanna usher in Christmas cheer with poinsettia? High demand and price might change your plans

Poinsettia plants are in huge demand in the Christmas month, and are priced higher this year amid Covid-19 pandemic.
Residents of Delhi-NCR are scouting nurseries to buy poinsettias, the favourite plant in December ahead of Christmas. The high demand in early December has lead to an increase in the price of the plant this year.(Photo:Shutterstock)
Residents of Delhi-NCR are scouting nurseries to buy poinsettias, the favourite plant in December ahead of Christmas. The high demand in early December has lead to an increase in the price of the plant this year.(Photo:Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 01:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Sunny Deol tests positive for coronavirus, asks those who recently came in contact with him to get tested as well

Sunny Deol had been staying in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh for a while and has now tested positive for the coronavirus. He took to Twitter to share his diagnosis.
Sunny Deol says he is feeling well.
Sunny Deol says he is feeling well.
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 08:25 AM IST
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Mumbai school events: DAV holds Model UN to hone students’ skills, knowledge

The move was aimed at providing ample opportunities to the young leaders to dream about a better tomorrow by developing negotiation, diplomacy and leadership skills. 
The third DAV Thane Model United Nations 2020 (DAVT MUN 2020) was held online for students of Class 9 and 10.
The third DAV Thane Model United Nations 2020 (DAVT MUN 2020) was held online for students of Class 9 and 10.
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 05:07 PM IST
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Diwali lockdown period: ‘We made rangolis, lit diyas and had lots of fun’

The miracle of technology did not let the Covid-19 pandemic dampen the spirit of festivities among family members and friends, writes Vibhuti Dogra (above), a Class 11 student of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec School, Meera Bagh.
Vibhuti Dogra (above), a Class 11 student of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec School, Meera Bagh.
Vibhuti Dogra (above), a Class 11 student of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec School, Meera Bagh.
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 04:48 PM IST
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ByVibhuti Dogra

Pollution in November 2020 up from last year, shows CPCB data

An analysis of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) air quality data shows that the monthly average air quality index (AQI) this November was 327.9, as compared to 312.2 in November 2019.
This November saw nine ‘severe’ air quality days, as compared to seven last year. Also this year, Delhi had six consecutive ‘severe’ days from November 5-10, the longest ‘severe’ spell seen in the city since 2016.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
This November saw nine ‘severe’ air quality days, as compared to seven last year. Also this year, Delhi had six consecutive ‘severe’ days from November 5-10, the longest ‘severe’ spell seen in the city since 2016.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 12:30 AM IST
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India giving befitting reply to anti-national forces, PM Modi says in Varanasi

The Prime Minister lit a lamp at Raj Ghat in Varanasi during the Dev Deepawali, a festival celebrated on the full moon of the Hindu month of Kartik 15 days after Diwali.
The Prime Minister also talked about the ancient idol of Goddess Annapurna, stolen from a temple in Varanasi and smuggled out of the country in 1913, which will be brought back to India from Canada.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)
The Prime Minister also talked about the ancient idol of Goddess Annapurna, stolen from a temple in Varanasi and smuggled out of the country in 1913, which will be brought back to India from Canada.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 07:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Maharashtra reports 5,965 fresh Covid-19 cases; tally now 1,814,515

The state’s death toll is now within a touching distance of 47,000 after 75 fatalities took the toll to 46,986
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Govandi on Saturday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Govandi on Saturday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 28, 2020 10:16 PM IST
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Maharashtra: Mumbai’s active Covid-19 cases increase by 24% in 7 days

Since November 16, the number of daily new Covid-19 cases had increased to over 1,000
BMC has ruled out the possibility of a second wave of the pandemic as the positivity rate is still between 6% and 7%.(HT PHOTO)
BMC has ruled out the possibility of a second wave of the pandemic as the positivity rate is still between 6% and 7%.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 27, 2020 10:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByRupsa Chakraborty

Covid-19: What you need to know today

There are clear signs of a second wave — there have been, for some time — but the week starting November 30 will decide how rapidly this gathers momentum.
A woman wearing a protective mask, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past Christmas decorations at a restaurant district in Tokyo, Japan.(Reuters)
A woman wearing a protective mask, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past Christmas decorations at a restaurant district in Tokyo, Japan.(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 01:18 AM IST
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Covid-19 positivity rate dips below 10% for first time in November in Delhi

On Wednesday, the positivity rate stood at 8.49%, lowest since October 27 when the positivity rate stood at 8.48%.
Delhi on Wednesday also reported fewer than 6,000 new cases of Covid-19 .(HT photo)
Delhi on Wednesday also reported fewer than 6,000 new cases of Covid-19 .(HT photo)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 01:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Best looks of Sara Ali Khan fashionably twinning with mother Amrita Singh that will take you on a trip down memory lane

Sara Ali Khan seems to love intentionally twinning with her mommy dearest, Amrita Singh, be it Christmas or Diwali. Here are some of the best looks from the mother-daughter duo’s style guide, check them out...
Sara Ali Khan and Amrita Singh(Instagram)
Sara Ali Khan and Amrita Singh(Instagram)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 09:24 AM IST
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‘At times, the legislature too has tended to cross the line’: Vice President Naidu

He said the legislature, the executive and the judiciary are bound to work within their respective domains as defined in the Constitution.
Rajya Sabha Chairman and vice president M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI)
Rajya Sabha Chairman and vice president M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI)
Published on Nov 25, 2020 01:23 PM IST
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Kewadia, Gujarat | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Delhi air quality may hit severe zone again

The city’s air quality index (AQI) on Tuesday settled at 379, in “very poor” zone, according to the 24-hour rolling average of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recordings at 4pm.
Government agencies forecast that the air quality could enter “severe” zone on Wednesday.(HT file photo)
Government agencies forecast that the air quality could enter “severe” zone on Wednesday.(HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 05:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondents, New Delhi:

Diwali pollution this year higher than 2019: DPCC

Delhi recorded an overall average AQI of 414 on Diwali day this year. Last year, it had recorded an average AQI of 337 on Diwali (October 27).
People buring firecrackers on Diwali in Pandav Nagar adding to the pollution in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
People buring firecrackers on Diwali in Pandav Nagar adding to the pollution in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 07:50 AM IST
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Delhi: West, north districts with crowded markets saw most mask-rule violation in festive season

In light of the data review, Delhi Police officers said the two districts have a larger number of much-favoured markets, such as Sadar Bazaar and Kamla Nagar, and these marketplaces had seen huge crowds since Dussehra till Diwali.
Overall, until November 24, police had fined 506, 272 persons across Delhi for not wearing masks(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Overall, until November 24, police had fined 506, 272 persons across Delhi for not wearing masks(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 07:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By, New Delhi

Ayushmann Khurrana misses ‘this warm human’, wife Tahira says she still waits for ‘this cute boy’

Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap indulged in PDA on social media, writing sweet messages on each other. See their interaction here.
Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap are one of the most loved couples in Bollywood.
Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap are one of the most loved couples in Bollywood.
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 05:59 PM IST
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Decision on Maharashtra Covid-19 lockdown in 8-10 days, says Ajit Pawar

The statement from Pawar comes at the time Maharashtra is contemplating a state-wide strategy to deal with a rise in Covid-19 cases, including introducing travel curbs on people travelling from virus hot spot states like Delhi.
Deputy chief minister of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar at a Nationalist Congress party meet in Pune. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Deputy chief minister of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar at a Nationalist Congress party meet in Pune. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 11:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

Haryana farmers on edge as bajra procurement hits snag

Procurement of bajra had started on October 1 at 2,150 per quintal but was inexplicably stopped six days ago
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 12:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Rohtak | BySunil Rahar, Rohtak

When citizens act against their interest | Opinion

The pandemic necessitated decreased social interaction, and an adoption of recommended preventive behaviour. However, research suggests, when people find themselves in a potentially dangerous situation and others around them seem unfazed, they are likely to remain unfazed
Unless Covid-19 is experienced up close and personal, the threat of the disease is negated, which is detrimental for the mass adoption of preventive health behaviour(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Unless Covid-19 is experienced up close and personal, the threat of the disease is negated, which is detrimental for the mass adoption of preventive health behaviour(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 06:22 AM IST
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ByPayal S Kapoor

The disquiet about Kejriwal’s Diwali puja is misplaced, writes Akshay Marathe

The Left and Right need to realise that Kejriwal’s politics is prefaced on his governance model, which won him the Delhi assembly election three times. That is his trump card, not his Hindu identity
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his wife Sunita Kejriwal performs Diwali Pujan. (Screengrab)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his wife Sunita Kejriwal performs Diwali Pujan. (Screengrab)
Updated on Nov 21, 2020 08:06 PM IST
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ByAkshay Marathe

Sara Ali Khan spreads good vibes with new shayari: ‘Forget the negativity, forgive the fights’

In her new Instagram post, Sara Ali Khan shared pictures of her gorgeous Diwali outfit, along with a message of positivity. She urged everyone to ‘forget the negativity, forgive the fights’.
Sara Ali Khan advocated positivity in her new Instagram post.
Sara Ali Khan advocated positivity in her new Instagram post.
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 03:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Entertainment Desk
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