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Non-essential shops, gyms, cinemas, hairdressers, and bowling alleys will be forced to close for two weeks(AP)

Millions in stringent new UK lockdown amid coronavirus variant surge

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | London
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 09:29 PM IST
Under the new Tier 4, people would be banned from mixing with anyone outside of their household, including on Christmas Day, and for the other tiers, Christmas rules allowing up to three households will now be limited to Christmas Day of December 25 only, rather than five days.
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The iconic, sunken rink in midtown Manhattan is welcoming skaters Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, as part of a tradition dating to the 1930s, according to the Rockefeller Center website.The rink is operating at a reduced capacity, with skate time limited to 50 minutes. Masks are required as a further pandemic safety measure.(AP)
The iconic, sunken rink in midtown Manhattan is welcoming skaters Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, as part of a tradition dating to the 1930s, according to the Rockefeller Center website.The rink is operating at a reduced capacity, with skate time limited to 50 minutes. Masks are required as a further pandemic safety measure.(AP)

Rockefeller Center ice rink opens at reduced capacity, welcomes skaters for the holidays

By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | NEW YORK
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 09:15 AM IST
The rink is operating at reduced capacity, with skate time limited to 50 minutes. Masks are required as a further pandemic safety measure.
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Erica Fernandes has put up an Instagram post declaring that she is in love but not engaged.
Erica Fernandes has put up an Instagram post declaring that she is in love but not engaged.

Kasautii Zindagi Kay 2 actor Erica Fernandes is in love, clarifies that she is not engaged

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 05:09 PM IST
Erica Fernandes has put up an Instagram post where she has declared that she is love but is not engaged. See it here.
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In the 21st century, travel between countries has become easier than it ever was before. You come and go from a foreign land very quickly; and you breeze through the sites you wish to see quickly too. Hence the sort of Japanese tourist we Indians see rushing through the Taj Mahal, Ajanta and Ellora, the Victoria Memorial, Humayun’s Tomb, and a hundred other places(REUTERS)
In the 21st century, travel between countries has become easier than it ever was before. You come and go from a foreign land very quickly; and you breeze through the sites you wish to see quickly too. Hence the sort of Japanese tourist we Indians see rushing through the Taj Mahal, Ajanta and Ellora, the Victoria Memorial, Humayun’s Tomb, and a hundred other places(REUTERS)

Tracing Japan’s engagement with modern India

UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2019 08:23 AM IST
There is a stock, stereotypical, image of the Japanese tourist, who rushes to and through a monument or shrine in a foreign country, clicking away. Things were once different in the 19th and early 20th centuries when these came as seekers and pilgrims, rather than pleasure-seekers
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Amitabh Bachchan after a film shoot in Manali.(PTI)
Amitabh Bachchan after a film shoot in Manali.(PTI)

Amitabh Bachchan shares memories of Christmas in Kolkata, Allahabad

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 04:44 PM IST
Actor Amitabh Bachchan has shared memories from his time in Kolkata and Allahabad where he used to celebrate Christmas.
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The air quality has been deteriorating in Mumbai since last week. Seen here, a view of the city on December 20.(Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)
The air quality has been deteriorating in Mumbai since last week. Seen here, a view of the city on December 20.(Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)

Grey Christmas in Mumbai as air quality plunges to ‘poor’ category

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 04:04 PM IST
Meteorologists have predicted another poor day for Mumbai on Thursday.
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People dressed as Santa Claus work out at a gym at Ghodbunder Road in Thane on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
People dressed as Santa Claus work out at a gym at Ghodbunder Road in Thane on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Bars in Maharashtra to open till 5 am; wine shops till 1.30 am on Christmas, New Year’s eve

By Shrinivas Deshpande | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 11:09 AM IST
On December 25 and 31, deadline for restaurants and discothèques extended; revellers will have to buy liquor permits to consume alcoholic drinks.
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Used stuff is the next big trend in Christmas shopping.(Unsplash)
Used stuff is the next big trend in Christmas shopping.(Unsplash)

Used stuff is the next big trend in Christmas shopping

By Jordyn Holman, Donald Moore, Kim Bhasin | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 02:29 PM IST
Resale businesses are prepping for what could be their biggest holiday season yet.
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A rare 1957 Christmas Day broadcast of Miles Davis, reportedly the earliest surviving televised images of the jazz great, has been unearthed in France, ahead of Friday’s release of a posthumous record.(Miles Davis/YouTube)
A rare 1957 Christmas Day broadcast of Miles Davis, reportedly the earliest surviving televised images of the jazz great, has been unearthed in France, ahead of Friday’s release of a posthumous record.(Miles Davis/YouTube)

A rare 1957 Christmas Day broadcast of Miles Davis found in France

By Agence France-Presse | Paris
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 06:54 PM IST
The show was recorded on December 7, 1957 -- just a few days after the musicians completed the film soundtrack -- and broadcast on Christmas Day.
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A volunteer from Jama Masjid, Bandra demonstrates to the group how namaz is performed.(HT File)
A volunteer from Jama Masjid, Bandra demonstrates to the group how namaz is performed.(HT File)

Building bridges between faiths, one visit at a time

By Yesha Kotak | Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 08:18 AM IST
The visits, which took place on February 9 and were termed as an inter-religious pilgrimage, were part of a programme called ‘Building bridges with people of other faith’.
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Sarus cranes at the Dhanauri wetland in Greater Noida, UP, on January 31, 2019.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Sarus cranes at the Dhanauri wetland in Greater Noida, UP, on January 31, 2019.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)

Review: Birds About Delhi by Nikhil Devasar and Rajneesh Suvarna

By Ananda Banerjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 05:47 PM IST
More than just a field guide, Birds About Delhi celebrates the rich natural heritage of the capital and its surrounding areas
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A destroyed house is seen after a tropical depression descended upon Daet, Camarines Norte, the Philippines.(REUTERS)
A destroyed house is seen after a tropical depression descended upon Daet, Camarines Norte, the Philippines.(REUTERS)

Christmas storm kills at least 16, thousands flee in Philippines

By Cecilia Yap | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 12:41 PM IST
The storm has displaced at least 17,000 people in the Bicol region in the southern part of the Philippines’ main Luzon island.
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Pune residents taking a stroll on a cool winter morning.(HT/PHOTO)
Pune residents taking a stroll on a cool winter morning.(HT/PHOTO)

After a warm week, Niphad shivers at 1.6 degrees Celsius, Pune’s minimum temperature dips

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 02:28 PM IST
The night temperature in Pune, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), was 10 degrees Celsius
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An assessment team from Kirloskar Pumps (KBL) in Kolkata arrived at the remote site of Meghalaya mine on Thursday evening at the behest of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, whose party is in the opposition in Meghalaya.(AFP)
An assessment team from Kirloskar Pumps (KBL) in Kolkata arrived at the remote site of Meghalaya mine on Thursday evening at the behest of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, whose party is in the opposition in Meghalaya.(AFP)

Meghalaya miners’ rescue operations stepped up as hope fails

By Sadiq Naqvi and Padma Rao Sundarji | Guwahati/New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 12:27 PM IST
Earlier, rescue teams at the site said that a foul smell emanating from the water on Wednesday reported by one of the divers was in all likelihood because of stagnation when the operation was suspended on Christmas Day.
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Google wishes Happy holidays to all with an animated doodle on Christmas day, December 25(Google.com)
Google wishes Happy holidays to all with an animated doodle on Christmas day, December 25(Google.com)

Happy Holidays 2018: Google says Happy Holidays with an animated Google Doodle

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 12:22 PM IST
Happy Holidays 2018: Google wishes Happy holidays to all with an animated doodle on Christmas day, December 25. In the Google doodle, the company’s logo is decorated with various Christmas elements and the ornaments a Christmas tree is decorated with in many homes.
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, born on this day in 1924 in any clime, culture would have been shaped by that environment, moulded by its mores(HC Tiwari/HT Photo)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, born on this day in 1924 in any clime, culture would have been shaped by that environment, moulded by its mores(HC Tiwari/HT Photo)

There was something in Vajpayee that marked him out as his own person

By Gopalkrishna Gandhi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 01:17 PM IST
He would think and plan and strategise as part of the saffron family. But he would feel, empathise with, smile, lament and – most importantly – share the silence of reflection with those outside the saffron family, no less than with those within it
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A view of the first Made-in-India engine-less train - named Train 18 at Safdarjung station, during its trial run in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
A view of the first Made-in-India engine-less train - named Train 18 at Safdarjung station, during its trial run in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Train 18 likely to be launched on December 25 between New Delhi-Varanasi, with increased fare

By Indo Asian News Service | Kota
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2018 10:28 AM IST
According to the tentative plan, the train will start from New Delhi station at 6 a.m., and is expected to reach Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency, at 2 p.m.
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Photo for representation(HT File)
Photo for representation(HT File)

Mumbaiwale: How India’s circus acts took to the stage

By Rachel Lopez | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 12:08 AM IST
A world-class circus is in town, but did you know it was a Bombay show that kickstarted the Indian circus?
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Image for representational purposes(AFP/Getty Images)
Image for representational purposes(AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Christmas cricket on the cards Down Under

By Reuters | Sydney
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 12:06 PM IST
The idea is not completely unprecedented and Sheffield Shield matches were frequently played at Adelaide Oval on Christmas Day until the late 1960s.
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