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Dasgupta’s lawyer told the court that there was no evidence to back the allegations against him.(HT_PRINT)

Mumbai court rejects bail plea of former BARC CEO in TRP case

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:53 AM IST
Dasgupta approached the sessions court after a magistrate’s court turned down his plea, observing that a probe of the case required that he be kept away from other accused and material witnesses.
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Members of a Chinese surveying team head for the summit of Mount Everest. (AP File Photo )
Members of a Chinese surveying team head for the summit of Mount Everest. (AP File Photo )

Nepal to turn Everest trash into art to highlight mountain’s garbage blight

Reuters, Kathmandu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:52 AM IST
Used oxygen bottles, torn tents, ropes, broken ladders, cans and plastic wrappers discarded by climbers and trekkers litter the 8,848.86 metre (29,032 feet) tall peak and the surrounding areas.
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With the shipping of doses to Bhutan and the Maldives, India also became the first country to provide South Asian nations with vaccines as aid.(AFP)
With the shipping of doses to Bhutan and the Maldives, India also became the first country to provide South Asian nations with vaccines as aid.(AFP)

Bhutan, Maldives first to benefit from India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:50 AM IST
Two aircraft took off several hours apart, carrying 150,000 doses of Covishield vaccine for Thimphu and 100,000 doses for Male. The external affairs ministry has said India will initially provide vaccines to Bhutan, the Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles.
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Cattle inside the cow shelter at Sector 135, in Noida( Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times/For Representative Purposes Only)
Cattle inside the cow shelter at Sector 135, in Noida( Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times/For Representative Purposes Only)

Karnataka HC says anti-cow slaughter ordinance 'constitutionally valid'

ANI, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:50 AM IST
A batch of petitions was filed by Mohammed Arif Jameel and others, challenging the constitutionality of the ordinance.
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Chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma.(AP File Photo )
Chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma.(AP File Photo )

Analysis: Jack Ma's reappearance fails to soothe all investor concerns

Reuters, New York/boston
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:44 AM IST
Uncertainty about Alibaba has hurt the stock, which remains below levels prior to the cancellation of the Ant IPO.
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In Kerala, by contrast, the case trajectory has dropped only 34% —from 8,728 cases (seven-day average) on October 13 to 5,374 cases a day in the past week.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
In Kerala, by contrast, the case trajectory has dropped only 34% —from 8,728 cases (seven-day average) on October 13 to 5,374 cases a day in the past week.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

One in 3 new coronavirus cases recorded in Kerala

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:47 AM IST
Since India’s Covid-19 peak in its first and only wave, the national case trajectory has dropped 85% — from 93,617 on September 16 to 14,376 on January 19.
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Chinese embassy in US(@ChineseEmbinUS/Twitter Photo)
Chinese embassy in US(@ChineseEmbinUS/Twitter Photo)

Twitter says locked account of China's US embassy for Xinjiang-related tweet

Reuters, Shanghai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:39 AM IST
'We prohibit the dehumanization of a group of people based on their religion, caste, age, disability, serious disease, national origin, race, or ethnicity," a Twitter spokesperson said.
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File photo for representation
File photo for representation

Savarkar’s portrait in Uttar Pradesh House triggers row

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:33 AM IST
The portrait at the picture gallery was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday.
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President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and family, walk near the White House during a Presidential Escort to the White House, Wednesday. (AP Photo )
President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and family, walk near the White House during a Presidential Escort to the White House, Wednesday. (AP Photo )

Joe Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

AP, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:32 AM IST
Joe Biden was eager to go big early, with an ambitious first 100 days including a push to speed up the distribution of Covid-19 vaccinations
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The last edition of the India Innovation Index, released in October 2019, was a first-of-its-kind metric for assessing the innovation capabilities of Indian states and Union territories.(AP Photo. Representative image)
The last edition of the India Innovation Index, released in October 2019, was a first-of-its-kind metric for assessing the innovation capabilities of Indian states and Union territories.(AP Photo. Representative image)

Karnataka retains top position at India Innovation Index ranking

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:29 AM IST
Maharashtra leapfrogged Tamil Nadu to take second place in the rankings, followed by Telangana, Kerala, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.
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