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A new trade agreement between the allies is a higher priority for Johnson than it is for Biden.(Reuters)

UK PM Boris Johnson presses US Prez Joe Biden for new trade deal

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:01 AM IST
The push for a new deal came in a broad-ranging call between the two leaders that touched on the global response to the coronavirus pandemic as well as the Biden administration announcing this week that the U.S. would rejoin the Paris climate accord and the World Health Organization, according to a statement from Downing Street.
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Congress MP and senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi speaks during the launch of the book ‘The Law on Emergency Powers: Comparative Common Law Perspectives’, authored by him and Khagesh Gautam, on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Congress MP and senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi speaks during the launch of the book ‘The Law on Emergency Powers: Comparative Common Law Perspectives’, authored by him and Khagesh Gautam, on Saturday. (HT Photo)

Adjudicating during Covid pandemic: Judges weigh in

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 04:57 AM IST
In his address, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul spoke of the global threat where a de facto emergency-like situation could occur without resorting to emergency provisions. As many as 13 countries imposed an emergency on account of the extraordinary situation due to Covid-19.
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Senior Indian and Chinese commanders last met on November 6. The situation in the Ladakh sector remains tense and the ongoing military dialogue has not led to any breakthrough.(AP file photo)
Senior Indian and Chinese commanders last met on November 6. The situation in the Ladakh sector remains tense and the ongoing military dialogue has not led to any breakthrough.(AP file photo)

India is ready to match China’s aggression, says Air Force chief

By Rahul Singh, Dinesh Bothra , New Delhi, Jodhpur
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 04:52 AM IST
"If they (China) can get aggressive, we will also get aggressive. We have full preparations (to meet any eventuality),” IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauriasaid during a media interaction in Jodhpur, where India and France are carrying out joint air force drills.
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The people, who requested anonymity, confirmed that the schedule for elections to the post of president and CWC members was accepted, but a spat ensued when the demand was voiced for CEC members to be elected.(HT PHOTO.)
The people, who requested anonymity, confirmed that the schedule for elections to the post of president and CWC members was accepted, but a spat ensued when the demand was voiced for CEC members to be elected.(HT PHOTO.)

Discontent at CWC meet over polls for Congress election panel

By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 04:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times has spoken to several delegates who attended the meeting, including signatories to the letter written in August to chief Sonia Gandhi in which they demanded a “full-time and effective” leadership that is “visible” and “active”.
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The government of chief minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy also decided to defy the SEC’s directive to remove as many as nine “tainted officials,” including two district collectors and a superintendent of police, who allegedly failed to prevent irregularities in local body polls in March 2020 and curb violence.(ANI Photo)
The government of chief minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy also decided to defy the SEC’s directive to remove as many as nine “tainted officials,” including two district collectors and a superintendent of police, who allegedly failed to prevent irregularities in local body polls in March 2020 and curb violence.(ANI Photo)

Jagan, state poll panel tussle over local elections escalates

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 04:40 AM IST
State chief secretary Adiyanath Das, director general of police Gautam Sawang, panchayat raj principal secretary Gopala Krishna Dwivedi and panchayat raj commissioner Girija Shankar stayed away from a video conference held by Kumar discuss the state’s preparedness for elections, which were notified in the morning.
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According to a press release by WHO, the availability of vaccines to lower-income countries and help bring a rapid end to the acute stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.(AP)
According to a press release by WHO, the availability of vaccines to lower-income countries and help bring a rapid end to the acute stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.(AP)

WHO inks deal for delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines in poor countries

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:18 AM IST
COVAX is co-led by the World Health Organization and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine had received emergency use approval from the WHO.
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There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but security sources interviewed by AFP blamed IS.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but security sources interviewed by AFP blamed IS.(AFP file photo. Representative image)

11 Iraqi fighters killed in IS attack: Report

AFP, Samarra, Iraq
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:14 AM IST
"IS launched an attack on the Hashed's Brigade 22," said one of the unit's officers Abu Ali al-Maliki. Maliki told AFP the brigade commander was among those killed before reinforcements from the federal police came to the unit's aid.
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Bhardwaj said that the DDA owes close to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>535 crore to the south corporation.(ANI)
Bhardwaj said that the DDA owes close to 535 crore to the south corporation.(ANI)

AAP says DDA owes civic bodies 2,000 cr; BJP says pursuing matter with Centre

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:04 AM IST
AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj questioned the BJP as to why the corporations had not initiated the process to get the funds back from the DDA.
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The Indira Nagar area of Turbhe ward had 13 deaths so far here. However, there was not a single death after June. (Bachchan Kumar/HT photo)
The Indira Nagar area of Turbhe ward had 13 deaths so far here. However, there was not a single death after June. (Bachchan Kumar/HT photo)

Indira Nagar in Turbhe 1st Covid-free area in Navi Mumbai

By Raina Shine, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:01 AM IST
The Indira Nagar area of Turbhe ward has become the first in Navi Mumbai to become Covid-19 free
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The tourism department has selected villages in districts like Uttarkashi, Bageshwar, Pithoragarh and Chamoli of Uttarakhand to create trekking clusters. (HT PHOTO).
The tourism department has selected villages in districts like Uttarkashi, Bageshwar, Pithoragarh and Chamoli of Uttarakhand to create trekking clusters. (HT PHOTO).

Uttarakhand tourism dept selects 29 hill villages to promote trekking clusters

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:01 AM IST
  • Under the Trekking Traction Homestay Scheme, villages near important and popular trekking routes are being developed by the tourism department as trekking clusters.
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