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Shamsur Rahman Faruqi in a photograph dated October 25, 2018. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Essay: Shamsur Rahman Faruqi - drawing out the colossus

By Mahmood Farooqui
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:16 PM IST
In this excerpt from a forthcoming valedictory essay, SR Faruqi’s nephew writes about the Urdu poet, critic, and scholar’s last days
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BJP national president JP Nadda speaks at 'Booth Adhyaksh Sammelan', in Lucknow on January 22. (PTI)
BJP national president JP Nadda speaks at 'Booth Adhyaksh Sammelan', in Lucknow on January 22. (PTI)

Scope for growth, no nepotism in BJP: Nadda tells party workers in Lucknow

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:15 PM IST
Addressing the party booth presidents of Lucknow district on the second and final day of his visit to the city, Nadda told them that the sky was the limit for them when it came to growth within the party
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Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty tumbled 218.45 points or 1.5 per cent to 14,371.90.(PTI photo)
Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty tumbled 218.45 points or 1.5 per cent to 14,371.90.(PTI photo)

Sensex tanks 746 points; Nifty ends below 14,375

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:15 PM IST
Axis Bank was the top loser in the Sensex pack, shedding over 4 per cent, followed by Asian Paints, SBI, IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance, HDFC and Reliance.
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New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference on farmers' agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, at party HQ in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI01_19_2021_000065B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference on farmers' agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, at party HQ in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI01_19_2021_000065B)(PTI)

Elected Congress president by June 2021, announces KC Venugopal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:10 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi, the last full-time party chief, resigned in July 2019 after its second successive Lok Sabha election loss.
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said it was "heartbreaking" that, among the more than 10,000 people arrested over the pro-democracy protests, 40 per cent were students.(AP file photo)
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said it was "heartbreaking" that, among the more than 10,000 people arrested over the pro-democracy protests, 40 per cent were students.(AP file photo)

Hong Kong pushes for surveillance cameras in classrooms

ANI, Hong Kong
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:09 PM IST
  • According to South China Morning Post (SCMP), Tommy Cheung Yu-yan, an adviser to the Executive Council, Chief Executive Carrie Lam's de facto cabinet, suggested that placing CCTV cameras in classrooms would reveal if teachers had made "subversive remarks".
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Representational photo. (HT Archive)
Representational photo. (HT Archive)

Strategically important Ujh hydroelectric project in J&K gets forest panel nod

By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:09 PM IST
The project will involve the loss of about 680ha of forest land and over 200,000 trees according to project documents on environment ministry’s Parivesh website
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Iraqi mourners pray over the coffin of a victim who was killed in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad, during a funeral in the holy city of Najaf on January 21, 2021. (AFP)
Iraqi mourners pray over the coffin of a victim who was killed in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad, during a funeral in the holy city of Najaf on January 21, 2021. (AFP)

Islamic State claims deadly and rare twin blasts in Baghdad

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:09 PM IST
The attack was the first in nearly three years to hit the capital. Elsewhere, in northern Iraq and the western desert, attacks continue and almost exclusively target Iraqi security forces.
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The image shows a region of space known as NGC 7822.(Instagram/@nasachandraxray)
The image shows a region of space known as NGC 7822.(Instagram/@nasachandraxray)

What shape do you see in this pic of space region NGC 7822 shared by NASA?

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:08 PM IST
“The psychological phenomenon where people see recognizable shapes in clouds, rock formations, or otherwise unrelated objects or data is called pareidolia,” reads a bit of the caption shared alongside the post.
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A petition has been moved in Delhi High Court seeking direction to SDMC to send the requisition of as many as 1,132 vacant posts of Special Educator (Primary) to DSSSB.(HT File)
A petition has been moved in Delhi High Court seeking direction to SDMC to send the requisition of as many as 1,132 vacant posts of Special Educator (Primary) to DSSSB.(HT File)

DSSSB Recruitment: Plea in Delhi HC seeking directions to fill vacant posts

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:05 PM IST
The plea also sought directions to DSSSB to issue an advertisement within a week of receipt of such requisition.
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A Google Project Loon internet balloon is seen at the Google I/O 2016 developers conference in Mountain View, California May 19, 2016.(REUTERS)
A Google Project Loon internet balloon is seen at the Google I/O 2016 developers conference in Mountain View, California May 19, 2016.(REUTERS)

Google parent-company shutting Loon, balloon-based alternative to cell towers

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:01 PM IST
Loon aimed to bring connectivity to areas of the world where building cell towers are too expensive or treacherous.
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