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Many of them broke furniture to use them as clubs to protect themselves against the rioters.(AFP)

Ignited state of America

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:37 AM IST
One woman was killed in clashes that broke out between the insurrectionists and security personnel, and three people died of medical emergencies on the Capitol grounds, several people were injured, including law enforcement personnel, and dozens were taken into custody.
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US President Donald Trump speaks in Washington, January 6, 2021(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump speaks in Washington, January 6, 2021(REUTERS)

The destructive legacy of Donald Trump | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 07:40 PM IST
The US has witnessed one of the darkest days in its history. Hold the president accountable
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Loved Janhvi’s pullover at Manish Malhotra’s New Year party? Here’s what it cost(Instagram/manishmalhotra05/hashtagbulletin)
Loved Janhvi’s pullover at Manish Malhotra’s New Year party? Here’s what it cost(Instagram/manishmalhotra05/hashtagbulletin)

Loved Janhvi Kapoor’s Alexander Wang pullover at Manish Malhotra’s New Year party? Here’s what it cost

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 02:16 PM IST
Gunjan Saxena star Janhvi Kapoor’s crystal cuff off-white pullover by American fashion designer Alexander Wang grabbed many fashionistas attention as pictures from Manish Malhotra’s New Year party flooded the Internet. Here is its whopping cost
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Iran’s decision to begin enriching to 20% a decade ago nearly brought an Israeli strike targeting its nuclear facilities, tensions that only abated with the 2015 atomic deal.(AP)
Iran’s decision to begin enriching to 20% a decade ago nearly brought an Israeli strike targeting its nuclear facilities, tensions that only abated with the 2015 atomic deal.(AP)

Iran plans 20% uranium enrichment ‘as soon as possible’

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Dubai, UAE
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 03:38 PM IST
The move comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US in the waning days of the administration of President Donald Trump, who unilaterally withdrew America from Tehran’s nuclear deal in 2018.
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Yashraj Mukhate, Saloni Gaur, Ruhee Dosani, Eshna Kutty, Saurav Kishan, and Bridger Walker ruled the social media in 2020.
Yashraj Mukhate, Saloni Gaur, Ruhee Dosani, Eshna Kutty, Saurav Kishan, and Bridger Walker ruled the social media in 2020.

Who ruled social media in 2020, and how!

By Mallika Bhagat | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:53 AM IST
Yashraj Mukhate, Saloni Gaur, Ruhee Dosani, Eshna Kutty, Saurav Kishan, and Bridger Walker have truly been the social media stars of 2020!
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The image shows Charles Peachock juggling tennis balls to play the keyboard.(Instagram/@charlespeachock)
The image shows Charles Peachock juggling tennis balls to play the keyboard.(Instagram/@charlespeachock)

Clip shows man playing the keyboard by juggling tennis balls on it, amazes netizens

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 01:31 AM IST
As the clip goes on, Peachock skillfully hits the keys with the balls to play a Christmas song.
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7 books Oprah recommends that ‘comfort, inspire and enlighten’ to gift on Xmas(Instagram/oprahsbookclub)
7 books Oprah recommends that ‘comfort, inspire and enlighten’ to gift on Xmas(Instagram/oprahsbookclub)

Christmas 2020: Gifts these 7 books Oprah recommends as they ‘comfort, inspire and enlighten’

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 07:56 PM IST
With this year turning our mental stability fragile, what better than helping each other through these times? Here are 7 books Oprah recommends which ‘comfort, inspire and enlighten’ and are a perfect Christmas present to send your loved ones
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Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs R Clark Cooper’s remarks on Thursday came after the US on Monday imposed sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act or CAATSA on its NATO ally, Turkey, for procuring Russia’s advanced S-400 missile defence system.(state.gov/US Dept of State)
Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs R Clark Cooper’s remarks on Thursday came after the US on Monday imposed sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act or CAATSA on its NATO ally, Turkey, for procuring Russia’s advanced S-400 missile defence system.(state.gov/US Dept of State)

US does not use CAATSA for punitive actions against allies: Cooper

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 06:14 PM IST
He was responding to a question on the possibility of sanctions on India under CAATSA because of the purchase of S-400s from Russia.
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Artists, activists rush to save Black Lives Matter murals(Twitter/ryano891)
Artists, activists rush to save Black Lives Matter murals(Twitter/ryano891)

Black Lives Matter murals to be preserved as expressions of anger and pain born of outrage over racial injustice

By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Indianapolis
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:07 AM IST
“These walls speak. They’re the expressions of communities. We want these feelings, hopes, calls to action to live on”: Two Black women form Save the Boards to Memorialize the Movement, part of a push to preserve the Black Lives Matter murals
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US president-elect Joe Biden’s nominees need to win confirmation in the divided Senate that could be driven by Republicans depending on who wins in the runoff races in Georgia next month.(REUTERS)
US president-elect Joe Biden’s nominees need to win confirmation in the divided Senate that could be driven by Republicans depending on who wins in the runoff races in Georgia next month.(REUTERS)

Status report of Joe Biden’s all-inclusive cabinet

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 09:32 PM IST
The Democrat leader had pledged to nominate an unprecedented diverse cabinet and bring in representation from all the sections of the society.
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The caption company said it surveyed its members to generate the list, which is now in its fifth year and was commissioned by Babbel, a language-learning app company with headquarters in Berlin and New York.(AP)
The caption company said it surveyed its members to generate the list, which is now in its fifth year and was commissioned by Babbel, a language-learning app company with headquarters in Berlin and New York.(AP)

Fauci, Kamala among famous names on mispronounced words list

By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New York
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 05:23 AM IST
The list released on Wednesday identifies the words that proved most challenging for newsreaders and people on television to pronounce this year.
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California faces strict new coronavirus lockdowns; some sheriffs push back(Twitter/ALaurelNews)
California faces strict new coronavirus lockdowns; some sheriffs push back(Twitter/ALaurelNews)

Covid-19: California prepares for ‘harshest lockdown’ in United States amid Covid-19 spike

By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Los Angeles
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 12:56 PM IST
The Covid-19 restrictions in California on bars, hair and nail salons, tattoo shops, even on outdoor restaurant dining have been ordered by Governor Gavin Newsom and will take effect on a region-by-region basis as hospital intensive care unit beds are filled almost to capacity
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US vaccine chief hints at whether the Covid-19 vaccine shots be long-lasting(Twitter/pastorchristob1)
US vaccine chief hints at whether the Covid-19 vaccine shots be long-lasting(Twitter/pastorchristob1)

Will the Covid-19 vaccine shots be long-lasting? Here’s what US vaccine chief hints

By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 10:52 AM IST
US vaccine development head talks about the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccine and when the coronavirus will go down
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Chinese soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) sit on the back of a truck on the highway to Nyingchi, Tibet Autonomous Region, China.(REUTERS)
Chinese soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) sit on the back of a truck on the highway to Nyingchi, Tibet Autonomous Region, China.(REUTERS)

Top US official says China conducted human tests to develop super soldiers

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 11:10 PM IST
The scholars have explored Chinese research using the gene-editing tool CRISPR, short for “clusters of regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats.
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Study reveals AI abdominal fat measure predicts heart attack, stroke(Twitter/GaryMonk)
Study reveals AI abdominal fat measure predicts heart attack, stroke(Twitter/GaryMonk)

AI abdominal fat measure can predict heart attack or stroke as per a new study

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 05:30 PM IST
New research finds abdominal CT scan can predict myocardial infarction (heart attack) or stroke better than overall weight or body mass index (BMI) through a fully automated method using deep learning - a type of artificial intelligence (AI)
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Study reveals pediatric ER saw steep drop in asthma visits during Covid-19 lockdown(Twitter/asthmauk)
Study reveals pediatric ER saw steep drop in asthma visits during Covid-19 lockdown(Twitter/asthmauk)

Asthma patients’ symptom control has improved with the onset of Covid-19 pandemic: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Boston [US]
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 04:34 PM IST
A new research has revealed that there has been a decrease in asthma-related visits to emergency departments during the spring 2020 Covid-19 surge and lockdown which shows that the symptom control of asthma patients seems to have improved
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Mindy Kaling’s children have an Indian connection? Here’s what the American actor reveals(Instagram/mindykaling)
Mindy Kaling’s children have an Indian connection? Here’s what the American actor reveals(Instagram/mindykaling)

Mindy Kaling’s children have an Indian connection? Here’s what the American actor reveals

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 02:06 PM IST
Mindy Kaling recently featured on a magazine cover and later, the American actor-director grabbed the attention of fans back in India as she revealed that her children’s names have an Indian connection
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San Francisco mayor orders strict new lockdowns as pandemic spirals(Twitter/BLACK_SH33P007)
San Francisco mayor orders strict new lockdowns as pandemic spirals(Twitter/BLACK_SH33P007)

Covid-19: Amid spike, San Francisco mayor imposes ‘harshest’ new restrictions

By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Los Angeles
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 09:52 AM IST
As intensive care beds reach capacity amid Covid-19, the mayor of San Francisco imposed stay-at-home orders statewide, closes all personal services, outdoor dining and most public gatherings
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Rep. John Ratcliffe said that China dominates the rest of the world ‘economically, militarily and technologically.’(REUTERS)
Rep. John Ratcliffe said that China dominates the rest of the world ‘economically, militarily and technologically.’(REUTERS)

China top threat to US, free world since World War II, says outgoing intelligence director Ratcliffe

By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 04:49 PM IST
In Beijing, foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying dismissed the editorial as a further move to spread “false information, political viruses and lies” in hopes of damaging China’s reputation and China-US relations.
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“It’s about artists helping artists,” said the 43-year-old Philoche(Associated Press)
“It’s about artists helping artists,” said the 43-year-old Philoche(Associated Press)

Art world star gives back by buying work of the undiscovered

By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New York
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:26 PM IST
Painter Guy Stanley Philoche, a star in the New York art world, had wanted to treat himself to a fancy watch after a hugely successful gallery show. Then the pandemic hit, and he feared for all the struggling artists who haven’t been so lucky.
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DREXSPORT supports aspiring Indian athletes

UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 05:39 PM IST
With the advent of COVID-19, people are now on tighter budgets globally but DREXSPORT wants to proudly support India and her aspiring athletes.
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Once the final numbers are tallied up, this year’s Cyber Monday is projected to become the biggest online shopping day in American history.(Unsplash)
Once the final numbers are tallied up, this year’s Cyber Monday is projected to become the biggest online shopping day in American history.(Unsplash)

This holiday season, everyone is shopping from home

By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New York
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 01:13 PM IST
The viral pandemic is accelerating a transformation of America’s holiday shopping season, with millions of pandemic-wary shoppers staying home to shop online.
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Americans face new Covid-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving(Twitter/merrick_ivy)
Americans face new Covid-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving(Twitter/merrick_ivy)

Covid-19: Americans brace for new restrictions after Thanksgiving amid nationwide surge in coronavirus cases

By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:38 AM IST
The holiday gatherings over the long weekend in America have resulted in a disastrous fallout of Covid-19 cases across the US which is already leading the world with the highest coronavirus transmissions, stay-at-home orders and strict new measures imposed for those travelling
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Joe Biden campaigned little in person, even less in rural areas.(REUTERS)
Joe Biden campaigned little in person, even less in rural areas.(REUTERS)

Biden’s win hides a dire warning for Democrats in rural US

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Des Moines, Iowa
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 07:03 PM IST
Though Democrats’ rural woes aren’t new, they now heap pressure on Biden to begin reversing the trend.
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Some also feel that these are marketing gimmicks to attract traveller’s attention.(Photo: Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Some also feel that these are marketing gimmicks to attract traveller’s attention.(Photo: Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Mumbai-based travel agency claims to develop vaccine tourism; irks travellers and travel industry

By Sanchita Kalra | Hindustan Times, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 05:31 PM IST
The viral post left plenty travel agents and travellers infuriated who expressed concerns over such schemes
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Wife of a 57-year-old coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victim wails as she looks at the body of her husband before he is being taken for the cremation by the members of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal, in New Delhi, India, November 26, 2020.(REUTERS)
Wife of a 57-year-old coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victim wails as she looks at the body of her husband before he is being taken for the cremation by the members of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal, in New Delhi, India, November 26, 2020.(REUTERS)

Opinion | Coronavirus pandemic: India should give emergency approval for the Covid-19 vaccine

By Vir Sanghvi | Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 04:32 PM IST
In this week’s The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, “I doubt if America will approve the Oxford vaccine any time soon. But we, in India, should give it emergency approval as soon as possible.” Adding, “Let’s just go ahead and beat this damn pandemic.”
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Halima Aden quits fashion industry, Rihanna-Bella Hadid-Gigi Hadid support(Instagram/halima)
Halima Aden quits fashion industry, Rihanna-Bella Hadid-Gigi Hadid support(Instagram/halima)

Halima Aden quits fashion industry, Rihanna-Bella Hadid-Gigi Hadid support hijab-wearing American supermodel

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 02:07 PM IST
‘Fashion can wait. My deen cannot’: Halima Aden, who turned cover girl for British Vogue and Vogue Arabia and even appeared on runways at New York Fashion Week, quit modelling after Covid-19 quarantine ‘opened her eyes’ to reflect on her values as a Muslim woman to make new moves on her personal hijab journey.
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Thanksgiving is deeply rooted in the history of America and its religion and cultural traditions.(Unsplash)
Thanksgiving is deeply rooted in the history of America and its religion and cultural traditions.(Unsplash)

Thanksgiving 2020: All you need to know about the history, significance and celebrations of this feast-filled holiday

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 09:21 AM IST
Thanksgiving 2020: Here’s all you need to know about the date, importance, history and celebrations behind the holiday which has aspects of a harvest festival and is reserved primarily for offering thanks and acknowledging the sacrifices and blessings of the past year.
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Justin Bieber’s birthday wish for wife Hailey Bieber is too mushy to miss(Instagram/justinbieber)
Justin Bieber’s birthday wish for wife Hailey Bieber is too mushy to miss(Instagram/justinbieber)

‘My biggest dream is growing old with you’: Justin Bieber’s wish on wife Hailey Bieber’s birthday is too mushy to miss

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 12:12 PM IST
As American model Hailey Bieber turned 24 years old, singer Justin Bieber flooded the Internet with her alluring pictures, also featuring their intimate moments, along with a lovely romantic message that got over 5 million fans obsessed
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Chi Ni at The Roseate, known for good dine-in meals, worked for delivery despite the distance
Chi Ni at The Roseate, known for good dine-in meals, worked for delivery despite the distance

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: The boom continues!

By Vir Sanghvi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 08:34 AM IST
From burgers to biryani, cuisine is no bar when it comes to ordering food at home
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