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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public meeting. (PTI Photo)

Covid-19: Mamata administration questions Centre’s vaccination data

By Joydeep Thakur, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:15 PM IST
  • A senior official of the West Bengal government said on Saturday that that the state had set a target to vaccinate 20,700 health workers on the first day.
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TMC MP Satabdi Roy said that she had discussed all her grievances with Abhishek Banerjee, the chief minister's nephew.(HT_PRINT)
TMC MP Satabdi Roy said that she had discussed all her grievances with Abhishek Banerjee, the chief minister's nephew.(HT_PRINT)

After rebellion, TMC MP Satabdi Roy made party’s Bengal vice-president

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:17 PM IST
  • The elevation comes amidst talk that an aggrieved Roy may join the BJP after a possible meeting with Union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi.
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Immunotherapies are cancer drugs that essentially block the "don't-eat-me" signal coming from cancer and allow the immune-system to kill it. (Representative Image)(ANI)
Immunotherapies are cancer drugs that essentially block the "don't-eat-me" signal coming from cancer and allow the immune-system to kill it. (Representative Image)(ANI)

Researchers find how cancer can be killed by body's own immune system

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:12 PM IST
In a previous study, scientists at the Cancer Research Center and the University of Missouri developed a genetically distinct and non-toxic strain of salmonella called CRC2631 to select and kill cancer cells.
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Javed Akhtar got birthday wishes from his wife Shabana Azmi and son Farhan Akhtar.
Javed Akhtar got birthday wishes from his wife Shabana Azmi and son Farhan Akhtar.

Farhan, Shabana Azmi, Alia Bhatt wish Javed Akhtar on his birthday. See pics

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:10 PM IST
Javed Akhtar celebrated his 76th birthday on Sunday and his family and friends shared the loveliest wishes for him on social media.
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"What we want to do is get out of this national lockdown as soon as possible," Raab told Sky News television.(REUTERS)
"What we want to do is get out of this national lockdown as soon as possible," Raab told Sky News television.(REUTERS)

UK hopes to be able to consider lockdown easing in March: Dominic Raab

Reuters, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:06 PM IST
"By early spring, hopefully by March, we'll be in a position to make those decisions. I think it's right to say we won't do it all in one big bang. As we phase out the national lockdown, I think we'll end up phasing through a tiered approach."
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Singer-composer Kailash Kher (Sourced photo)
Singer-composer Kailash Kher (Sourced photo)

Kailash Kher: Our vaccine anthem is for entire mankind!

By Deep Saxena
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Singer-composer Kailash Kher recently lent his magical voice to anthem ‘Jeet Ki Tayyari’ that has been released in wake of nation-wide Covid-19 vaccination drive that kick-started on Saturday.
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Recently, the state unit of the party held a meeting with Shah and Nadda, in which the preparations for elections were reviewed. (Representative Image)(ANI)
Recently, the state unit of the party held a meeting with Shah and Nadda, in which the preparations for elections were reviewed. (Representative Image)(ANI)

West Bengal BJP demands more rallies of Nadda, Shah, Adityanath before elections

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:04 PM IST
According to sources, the BJP is also planning to celebrate Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birth anniversary function to be attended by the Prime Minister in a grand manner.
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Wrestler and politician Babita Phogat and husband, wrestler Vivek Suhag recently became proud parents of a baby boy.
Wrestler and politician Babita Phogat and husband, wrestler Vivek Suhag recently became proud parents of a baby boy.

Babita Phogat on motherhood: Looking forward to learn, unlearn and relearn

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:02 PM IST
Wrestler and politician Babita Phogat says how husband, wrestler Vivek Suhag is on cloud nine and it seems nothing exists for him in the world except for their son.
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Actor Donal Bisht has done TV shows such as Ek Deewaana Tha, Roop - Mard Ka Naya Swaroop and Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji.
Actor Donal Bisht has done TV shows such as Ek Deewaana Tha, Roop - Mard Ka Naya Swaroop and Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji.

Donal Bisht trolled for bikini pics: My choice of clothes is no one’s business

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:58 PM IST
Actor Donal Bisht says women should be allowed to wear what they want, and whatever they feel comfortable in, without being judged.
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On Saturday, Germany, France and Britain pressed Iran to back off its plan to develop uranium metal, calling it “the latest planned violation” of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. (Representative Image)(Reuters)
On Saturday, Germany, France and Britain pressed Iran to back off its plan to develop uranium metal, calling it “the latest planned violation” of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. (Representative Image)(Reuters)

Iran urges UN watchdog not to publish 'unnecessary' details on nuclear program

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:57 PM IST
The report quoted a statement from Iran’s nuclear department that asked the International Atomic Energy Agency to avoid publishing details on Iran’s nuclear program that may cause confusion.
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