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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte gestures as he speaks ahead of a confidence vote at the upper house of parliament after former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pulled his party out of government, in Rome. (REUTERS)

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte to resign on Tuesday to chart comeback

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:34 AM IST
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will resign on Tuesday morning to avoid a damaging defeat in the Senate and maneuver to return at the head of a new government.
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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on strengthening American manufacturing with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. President Biden will sign an executive order today to boost federal agencies' purchases of U.S. products, fulfilling a campaign pledge to lay out a "Buy American" plan. Photographer: Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on strengthening American manufacturing with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. President Biden will sign an executive order today to boost federal agencies' purchases of U.S. products, fulfilling a campaign pledge to lay out a "Buy American" plan. Photographer: Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

Biden bullish on Covid vaccines, says open to 1.5 million shots daily

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:30 AM IST
  • Biden signaled his increasing bullishness on the pace of vaccinations after signing an executive order to boost government purchases from US manufacturers.
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A health worker collects a swab sample from a child for coronavirus testing at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
A health worker collects a swab sample from a child for coronavirus testing at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

‘Over half of city may have Covid antibodies’: Experts say after 5th sero-survey

By Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 04:16 AM IST
  • The number was particularly high in the south-east district at 62%, the people said, and now appears to fall in a territory that experts believe is close to the herd immunity threshold.
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Abe, Japan’s longest-serving PM, stepped down last August and was the first Japanese PM to be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade in 2014.(REUTERS)
Abe, Japan’s longest-serving PM, stepped down last August and was the first Japanese PM to be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade in 2014.(REUTERS)

Govt confers 119 Padma honours

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:53 AM IST
  • The list of Padma awards also comprised 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri recipients.
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Many vehicles were freshly painted and decorated with flowers, with the Tricolour affixed on one side and carrying ration, mattresses and other essentials.(Sanjeev Sehgal/HT Photos)
Many vehicles were freshly painted and decorated with flowers, with the Tricolour affixed on one side and carrying ration, mattresses and other essentials.(Sanjeev Sehgal/HT Photos)

Thousands leave for Delhi ahead of rally from Punjab, Haryana

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar/jalandhar/karnal/rohtak
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:34 AM IST
  • In the Haryana districts of Rohtak, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad, Bhiwani and Dadri, villages emptied out as farmers drove to Delhi in tractors-trailers, cars, SUVs and motorbikes.
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Balwant Singh Rajoana main accused in former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh murder case.(HT File photo)
Balwant Singh Rajoana main accused in former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh murder case.(HT File photo)

SC gives Centre two weeks to decide on Rajoana mercy plea

By Abraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:22 AM IST
  • Rajaona was convicted over the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in August 1995.
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During the hearing, senior advocates Parag Tripathi and BH Marlapally, appeared on behalf of the associations of state government officers and other employees.(HT Archive)
During the hearing, senior advocates Parag Tripathi and BH Marlapally, appeared on behalf of the associations of state government officers and other employees.(HT Archive)

SC rejects Andhra govt plea to defer local polls

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:10 AM IST
  • On January 8, state election commissioner N Ramesh Kumar released the schedule for elections to be held in four phases
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Dr K Subba Reddy (HT Photo)
Dr K Subba Reddy (HT Photo)

Budget 2021: Telangana doctor says investments in healthcare must be boosted

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 02:49 AM IST
  • Medical staff in hospitals wore bulky personal protective equipment (PPE) for hours, leaving them dehydrated, exhausted and drenched in sweat.
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"I'd pay $2000 for this," read one comment under the post.(Instagram/@scottyhubs)
"I'd pay $2000 for this," read one comment under the post.(Instagram/@scottyhubs)

Man’s funny sketch of pet doggo is making netizens giggle. Watch

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 02:01 AM IST
“I will open the bidding up to $1,” reads the text shared alongside the video.
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Construction workers travelling on a winter morning amid heavy fog, in Noida. (Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Construction workers travelling on a winter morning amid heavy fog, in Noida. (Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Have the labour markets recovered post-lockdown?

By Rosa Abraham , Amit Basole, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 01:47 AM IST
  • Several high-frequency indicators such as the Nomura India Business Resumption Index (NIBRI), Purchasing Managers’ Indices (PMI) show a strong sequential recovery in the economy.
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