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Sanitisation underway at Chhatbir Zoo in Mohali district near Chandigarh.(Gurminder Singh/HT file photo)

Zoos on alert across the country after bird flu deaths in Himachal

By Pawan Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:50 AM IST
Central Zoo Authority rolls out advisory after large-scale death of migratory birds in Kangra’s Pong Dam wetland due to avian influenza and poultry in Panchkula’s Barwala belt.
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The farm leaders will ask the cabinet ministers meeting them to bring on board farm unions of the entire country for talks.(PTI Photo)
The farm leaders will ask the cabinet ministers meeting them to bring on board farm unions of the entire country for talks.(PTI Photo)

Decision should be for farmers of entire country, not Punjab alone: Farm leaders

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 11:19 AM IST
Union minister Amit Shah is likely to attend the meeting at 3pm today; farm union leaders go into huddle at Singhu on Delhi-Haryana border to build consensus
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As an entrepreneur, photographer and engineer, Akash Kapoor is inspiring people all over the country

PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2020 04:57 PM IST
He has worked on multiple projects so far, amongst which, some of his work are recognized by national geographic, Yes Bank, Royal Enfield, and many more.
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After Tanishq issued a statement on withdrawing its controversial ad, Swara Bhasker and Soni Razdan have opposed the decision.
After Tanishq issued a statement on withdrawing its controversial ad, Swara Bhasker and Soni Razdan have opposed the decision.

‘Dear Tanishq, a few trolls don’t make a country’: Swara Bhasker, Soni Razdan oppose decision to pull ad

UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 01:55 PM IST
Tanishq’s statement on withdrawing its ad has led to divided reactions. Actors Swara Bhasker and Soni Razdan have opposed the decision, calling the trolling the work of a few.
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The singer has also worked with AR Rahman(Facebook)
The singer has also worked with AR Rahman(Facebook)

Growing up in different countries helped me expand my horizons: Mayssa

By Navneet Vyasan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 05:22 PM IST
Singer Mayssa Karaa says although she learnt a lot from different cultures, it was a blessing as well as a curse
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Taapsee Pannu champions dialogues for saving democracy.
Taapsee Pannu champions dialogues for saving democracy.

Taapsee Pannu says asking questions for betterment of your country ‘not anti-national’, encourages dialogues to save democracy. Watch

UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 12:14 PM IST
Taapsee Pannu emphasised on the role of dialogue in saving democracy, stressing how India has strayed from its own path of equality and ‘vasudhaiv kutumbkam’ (Entire world is a family).
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Nearly 20% of the 290 complaints filed by jail inmates with the National Human Rights Commission are from Punjab.(HT file photo for representational purpose only)
Nearly 20% of the 290 complaints filed by jail inmates with the National Human Rights Commission are from Punjab.(HT file photo for representational purpose only)

Punjab prisons see maximum human rights violation complaints in country

By Gagandeep Jassowal | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 12:19 PM IST
NCRB REPORT 2019 The national and state human rights commissions received the highest number of complaints of cruelty and denial of lawful rights of inmates from Punjab in 2019
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Mention of Shaukat Shaikh and his humanitarian services done over the years goes hand in hand.
Mention of Shaukat Shaikh and his humanitarian services done over the years goes hand in hand.

Politician Shaukat Shaikh turns saviour amid intensifying pandemic effects on the country

UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 03:47 PM IST
Shaukat Shaikh was introduced into the politics in 2012 under the leadership of Nitesh Rane.
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Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal’s assembly constituency of Bathinda saw a sharp fall of 48 points this time as compared to last year. The city was at 31st position in 2019.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal’s assembly constituency of Bathinda saw a sharp fall of 48 points this time as compared to last year. The city was at 31st position in 2019.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Bathinda cleanest city in state for 3rd year in a row; slips nationally

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 10:52 PM IST
According to Swachh Survekshan-2020, Bathinda is 79th, while Ferozepur is 96th in the category of cities with a population between 1 lakh and 10 lakh
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A playlist of 10 songs to celebrate our country
A playlist of 10 songs to celebrate our country

Independence Day 2020: A Bollywood playlist to celebrate our country

UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 07:23 AM IST
Independence Day 2020: As India celebrates its 74th Independence Day on Saturday, we bring you songs to make you feel proud of our country, and those that show a mirror to us, forcing us to be our own better versions for the sake of the country.
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Mouni debuted with the film Gold, co-starring Akshay Kumar two years ago
Mouni debuted with the film Gold, co-starring Akshay Kumar two years ago

Whether I’m in the country or not I feel close to our roots: Mouni Roy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 06:04 PM IST
Mouni Roy, who has been in the UAE since the lockdown and is currently shooting for a film in London, says she is missing India. She talks about Independence Day and shooting during Covid-19
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Flu patient who fled country threatens doctor for sounding alarm

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 11:14 PM IST
As per reports, she had refused to get tested for coronavirus even after being advised by three private health facilities in Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Ludhiana.
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Medical staff in protective suits treat a patient with pneumonia caused by the new Coronavirus at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan, China.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Medical staff in protective suits treat a patient with pneumonia caused by the new Coronavirus at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan, China.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Coronavirus: Death toll touches 213 in China as countries begin evacuating citizens

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2020 07:22 PM IST
More countries including South Korea and the UK on Friday evacuated its citizens from Hubei’s capital, Wuhan, which is where the previously unknown virus is said to have originated and jumped from unidentified wild animal to humans.
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A Kashmiri Pandit woman at a refugee camp.
A Kashmiri Pandit woman at a refugee camp.

30 years of Pandit exodus: Living as a refugee in one’s own country

By Rahul Pandita
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 08:05 AM IST
In 1990, thousands of people were shouting these slogans on the streets of Kashmir, from its mosques all over, while baying for the blood of the minority Hindus.
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File photo of former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad.(Twitter)
File photo of former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad.(Twitter)

‘Not a safe country’: Javed Miandad wants ICC to stop teams from touring India

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2019 09:00 AM IST
In the wake of nation-wide protests in India against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Javed Miandad asked the ICC to suspend all ties with India and hand them similar punishment which was given out to Pakistan.
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State’s GST collection worst in country: SAD

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2019 01:31 AM IST
Finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa said Punjab recorded the maximum shortfall of 44%
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Nepal Supreme Court Judge Anand Mohan(HT PHOTO)
Nepal Supreme Court Judge Anand Mohan(HT PHOTO)

South Asian countries must join forces to tackle air pollution: Nepal apex court judge

By Dar Ovais | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2019 12:51 AM IST
The judge, who was speaking about air pollution during the Global Law Conference at Chandigarh University, said, “South Asia has the darkest spots of air pollution and air quality in cities in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh is lower than WHO standards.”
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For 967 prisoners, Burail jail has only four medical personnel.(HT PHOTO)
For 967 prisoners, Burail jail has only four medical personnel.(HT PHOTO)

Burail jail’s health care worst among all UTs in country: NCRB report

By Shub Karman Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 12:52 AM IST
Other UTs such as Delhi fare comparatively better with 248 medical officials for nearly 15,161 prisoners, which means that each officials looks after around 61 inmates
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The incumbent prime minister, a Liberal, was being accused of hypocrisy because of an act of casual racism he had once committed(REUTERS)
The incumbent prime minister, a Liberal, was being accused of hypocrisy because of an act of casual racism he had once committed(REUTERS)

Lucky is the country without a glorious history, writes Ramachandra Guha

UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 08:45 PM IST
What was notable about my trip to Canada was how little past achievements were invoked in the election campaign. No leader talked of Making Canada Great Again. Whosoever is the next PM is not going to promise to undo 800 years of slavery. Nor is he going to invoke World Wars I and II
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Travel helps you find new perspectives.(Unsplash)
Travel helps you find new perspectives.(Unsplash)

Travel on the cards? Here are five beautiful countries where Indians can enter visa-free

By Neharika Prakash | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 05:29 PM IST
With India’s rank slipping five positions from 81st to 86th as per the Henley Passport Index, the commotion among Indian travellers is obvious.
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Cleanliness audit: Ludhiana railway station ranks 308 among 611 of country

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 10:21 PM IST
In the ‘Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat 2019’ survey, released on Wednesday evening by the ministry of railways, the district has scored 730.3 of total 1,000
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At a later stage, cancer care will also be added to mHospitals’ list of services.(HT image)
At a later stage, cancer care will also be added to mHospitals’ list of services.(HT image)

New dawn in healthcare: ‘mHospitals’ app launched in 3 countries

By HT Correspondent | PRAYAGRAJ
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 11:49 PM IST
At VBRI’s office in China, Prayagraj-born Prof Tiwari was present along with Dr Yueqing Gu, Dr Daren Liu, Prof Lan Zhu, Qiong Wang and other Chinese scientists and technocrats.
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Wondering where to land next? Spain has been declared as the world’s best country to visit, by the World Economic Forum.(Unsplash)
Wondering where to land next? Spain has been declared as the world’s best country to visit, by the World Economic Forum.(Unsplash)

Travel 2019: Spain is this year’s best country to visit

By Asian News International | Washington D.C.
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 02:20 AM IST
Wondering where to land next? Spain has been declared as the world’s best country to visit, by the World Economic Forum.
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Former Union Minister and Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday at AIIMS(PTI image)
Former Union Minister and Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday at AIIMS(PTI image)

Arun Jaitley’s demise ‘big loss’ for country, legal fraternity: Attorney General

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 06:58 AM IST
Describing Jaitley as the brain behind managing difficult situations faced by the BJP, Venugopal said he had lost a “friend” who was an excellent lawyer and an equally good politician.
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Shekhawat also spoke about the need for water conservation to achieve water security.(HT image)
Shekhawat also spoke about the need for water conservation to achieve water security.(HT image)

All states need to cooperate to interlink rivers across the country: Jal Shakti minister

By Swapnil Rawal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 04:18 AM IST
Stating the example of the water-sharing dispute in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, Shekhawat said each of these states can get more water if nine identified river links are joined.
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Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan during the media interaction of their film Mission Mangal in Mumbai on Friday.(ANI)
Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan during the media interaction of their film Mission Mangal in Mumbai on Friday.(ANI)

Vidya Balan on Mission Mangal: ‘There is no denying that the biggest star in this film is Akshay Kumar’

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2019 10:01 AM IST
Vidya Balan talks about her latest film, Mission Mangal, and why Akshay Kumar deserves all the lovse coming his way for “supporting” the women in the film.
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The world of wanderlust.(Vivek R Nair)
The world of wanderlust.(Vivek R Nair)

On the road to discover the country

By Ramesh Babu | Kerala (Alappuzha)
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 01:18 PM IST
Seeing the world is on top of everyone’s bucket list and the tribe of wanderlust is on the rise.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the rampart of Red Fort during the 73rd Independence Day, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, August 15, 2019.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the rampart of Red Fort during the 73rd Independence Day, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, August 15, 2019.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

For better synergy, country to have a Chief of Defence Staff, says PM Modi

By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 06:31 PM IST
Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, the PM stressed the need for more synergy between the Army, Navy and Air Force.
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MS Dhoni holds a honorary rank in Indian Army.(File Photo)
MS Dhoni holds a honorary rank in Indian Army.(File Photo)

West Indies’ Sheldon Cottrell salutes MS Dhoni‘s ‘inspirational love for country’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 07:27 PM IST
In a series of tweets, Sheldon Cottrell praised MS Dhoni for his dedication towards the Indian Army.
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Three of the ten MLAs are expected to be inducted in the cabinet at the expense of current ministers from the alliance partners of the BJP.(Twitter/ Girish Chodankar)
Three of the ten MLAs are expected to be inducted in the cabinet at the expense of current ministers from the alliance partners of the BJP.(Twitter/ Girish Chodankar)

‘Only God can save this country’, says Goa Congress president says after 10 MLAs jump ship

By Gerard de Souza | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 08:32 AM IST
A group of ten Congress MLAs, including the leader of opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, announced a breakaway from the Congress party and formed a separate splinter group which they have merged with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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