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Teams from Delhi's Animal Husbandry Department have reached the spot to collect samples. The protocol report is expected on January 11. Image used for representational purpose only. (AP)
Teams from Delhi's Animal Husbandry Department have reached the spot to collect samples. The protocol report is expected on January 11. Image used for representational purpose only. (AP)

Delhi: 10 ducks found dead in Trilokpuri lake, samples sent for Bird Flu test

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 02:49 PM IST
Earlier in the day, 17 dead crows were found in the adjoining Mayur Vihar Phase 3 residential area.
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A worker cleaning poultry farm after Bird flue alerts, in Surat on Friday. (ANI Photo)
A worker cleaning poultry farm after Bird flue alerts, in Surat on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Bird flu: Delhi sends samples to Bhopal for confirmation, states ban meat import

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 10:44 AM IST
Assam, Jammu, Punjab have banned import of poultry products amid bird flu scare.
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According to the study, reducing the contagious period by half a day could avert up to 1.4 million cases and over 99,000 hospitalisations even if only a quarter of people with symptoms were treated.(Pixabay)
According to the study, reducing the contagious period by half a day could avert up to 1.4 million cases and over 99,000 hospitalisations even if only a quarter of people with symptoms were treated.(Pixabay)

Cutting Covid-19 infectious period even by one day could prevent millions of cases: Study

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 05:30 PM IST
A vaccine or medication that could shorten the infectious period of Covid-19 in patients, even by one day, may potentially prevent millions of cases and save billions of dollars.
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Here are a few ideas which you can use to make your own “self-customised” phone covers.(Pixabay)
Here are a few ideas which you can use to make your own “self-customised” phone covers.(Pixabay)

Dump expensive mobile covers from the market and create these DIY ones

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi [India]
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:40 PM IST
One of the best ways to develop your creativity is to engage in Do It Yourself crafts. To begin with, you can try your hands on phone covers.
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The search at the office of Instakart, e-commerce giant Flipkart’s logistics arm, concluded late on Thursday, one of the sources said.(REUTERS)
The search at the office of Instakart, e-commerce giant Flipkart’s logistics arm, concluded late on Thursday, one of the sources said.(REUTERS)

Income tax department searches offices of Flipkart unit, Swiggy on alleged tax-evasion charges

By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:54 PM IST
The searches began on Wednesday at Swiggy and Instakart’s offices in the southern city of Bengaluru, the sources said.
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi lashed out at the government over soaring fuel prices and asked the Centre to alleviate the concerns raised by protesting farmers.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi lashed out at the government over soaring fuel prices and asked the Centre to alleviate the concerns raised by protesting farmers.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Sonia Gandhi accuses BJP of profiting off people’s woes as fuel prices soar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:31 PM IST
Sonia Gandhi alleged that the government recovered Rs 19,00,000 crore from the country’s citizens by increasing excise duty and denied extending the benefits of the global reduction of oil prices across the globe.
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Animal husbandry department workers cull ducks following detection of avian influenza, at a place in Kottayam district of Kerala, on January 6.(PTI)
Animal husbandry department workers cull ducks following detection of avian influenza, at a place in Kottayam district of Kerala, on January 6.(PTI)

Centre’s advisory on bird flu: Here’s all you need to know

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:36 PM IST
Thousands of birds have died in Kerala (mostly poultry), Himachal Pradesh (migratory birds), and Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh (crows) since the beginning of the outbreak in December-end
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US secretary of state Mike Pompeo with Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar speaks during a news conference on December 18, 2019.(AP file)
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo with Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar speaks during a news conference on December 18, 2019.(AP file)

US, India have never been closer, says Mike Pompeo

By HT Correspondent, Edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:09 AM IST
“The US-India relationship was made all the stronger with a great diplomat and leader as my friend,” the US secretary of state tweeted, referring to his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar.
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(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: Memories of train journeys

By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:18 AM IST
Experiencing the thrill of rail travel without even stepping inside the railway station
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Whatever the opposition put up by China, if India shows it has the diplomatic skills to get other countries to work together, the case for it being a permanent member will become irrefutable.(PTI)
Whatever the opposition put up by China, if India shows it has the diplomatic skills to get other countries to work together, the case for it being a permanent member will become irrefutable.(PTI)

India at the horse shoe table

UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:15 AM IST
As it enters the UNSC, New Delhi must focus on what is feasible and show its abilities
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Of the 80,000 voters 56,000 live in India, Nepal and Bhutan while 24,000 are in other countries.(HT File)
Of the 80,000 voters 56,000 live in India, Nepal and Bhutan while 24,000 are in other countries.(HT File)

Tibetans-in-exile set to vote in first phase of global election

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:49 AM IST
Around 150 candidates are vying for 45 seats of members of parliament, while 8 candidates are in the fray for post of president
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PM Modi will also dedicate ‘National Atomic Timescale’, and ‘Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya’ to the nation, and lay the foundation stone of the ‘National Environmental Standards Laboratory’.
PM Modi will also dedicate ‘National Atomic Timescale’, and ‘Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya’ to the nation, and lay the foundation stone of the ‘National Environmental Standards Laboratory’.

PM Modi to deliver inaugural address at National Metrology Conclave on Jan 4

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 07:32 PM IST
National Metrology Conclave 2020 is being organised by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL), New Delhi, which is entering into its 75th year of inception.
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The webinar ‘HEAL-Thy Samvaad’ was organised by the Heal Foundation to discuss the dynamics of the new strain of Covid-19 detected first in the UK.(Pixabay)
The webinar ‘HEAL-Thy Samvaad’ was organised by the Heal Foundation to discuss the dynamics of the new strain of Covid-19 detected first in the UK.(Pixabay)

India moving towards herd immunity as Covid-19 cases declining, no need to panic over UK virus strain: Health experts

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi [India]
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 05:44 PM IST
India is perhaps moving towards herd immunity as Covid-19 cases are declining and there is no need to panic over the new virus strain found in the United Kingdom because reports suggest that it not as virulent.
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Afghan security personnel investigate a damaged car which was used for a car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday.(AP PHOTO.)
Afghan security personnel investigate a damaged car which was used for a car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday.(AP PHOTO.)

Indian, Afghan clerics jointly call on Taliban to stop attacks on civilians

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Cities across Afghanistan have witnessed a spate of attacks in recent weeks, targeting civil society activists, human rights workers and members of the media. Dozens have been killed in these attacks, and interior minister Massoud Andarabi has blamed the Taliban for certain killings across the country. The group has denied involvement in the attacks.
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Farmers during their protest against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur Delhi-UP border in Ghaziabad, Thursday, Dec 31, 2020.(PTI)
Farmers during their protest against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur Delhi-UP border in Ghaziabad, Thursday, Dec 31, 2020.(PTI)

India’s protesting farmers hold key to self-reliance in edible oils

By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 05:49 PM IST
Such a switch by farmers in the breadbasket states of Punjab and Haryana could cut shipments of edible oils that have tripled over the last two decades to rack up India’s third biggest import bill, after crude oil and gold.
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The Cargo Terminal 2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, which according to the officials will be used as a Covid-19 vaccine handling and distribution center, is seen during the media preview in New Delhi, India.(Reuters file photo)
The Cargo Terminal 2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, which according to the officials will be used as a Covid-19 vaccine handling and distribution center, is seen during the media preview in New Delhi, India.(Reuters file photo)

Delhi Airport says it’s ready for Covid vaccine distribution challenge

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 09:13 AM IST
New Delhi’s airport -- Indira Gandhi International -- will be a main handling point and has facilities to store 2.7 million vials of vaccine at 2-to-8 degrees Celsius.
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Brexit has given India an opportunity to show that it is not protectionist as much as forward-looking when it comes to trade, technology and investment. The question is whether the Modi government has a strategic enough sense of trade policy to grasp this chance.(AP)
Brexit has given India an opportunity to show that it is not protectionist as much as forward-looking when it comes to trade, technology and investment. The question is whether the Modi government has a strategic enough sense of trade policy to grasp this chance.(AP)

Brexit: India could gain as of now

UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:04 AM IST
The real test for India will be whether it can leverage the UK’s desire for some quick trade agreement successes and put together a 21st century economic partnership deal that stresses services, aligns data standards, and incorporates immigration
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a launch of Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY SEHAT to extend coverage to all residents of J&K via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Saturday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a launch of Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY SEHAT to extend coverage to all residents of J&K via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Saturday.(ANI)

‘Wisdom starts with inquisitiveness’: PM Modi lauds 92-year-old scholar from Tamil Nadu

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi [India]
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 04:33 PM IST
Emphasising on the need for curiosity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised 92-year-old Tamil scholar T Srinivasacharya Swami for writing a book on the computer by typing himself.
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A view of an under construction flyover at Mayur Vihar in New Delhi, India.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A view of an under construction flyover at Mayur Vihar in New Delhi, India.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Soon, smoother ride to Mayur Vihar from Noida

By Ashish Mishra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 05:16 AM IST
The 800-metre-long flyover was opened for traffic in January 2019 but the loops — meant to provide seamless connectivity to Mayur Vihar -I and to Delhi — were under construction. The officials say that now the construction of loops is almost complete and it is likely to be opened early next month.
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The book,(PTI)
The book,(PTI)

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to release book on Mahatma on January 1

By Sunetra Choudhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 10:58 AM IST
The office of Union culture minister Prahlad Patel has confirmed that he will be present at the release along with the minister of state for external affairs, V Muraleedharan.
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A view of the Tomb of Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khanan also known as Rahim’s Tomb, after the completion of its restoration work, near Nizamuddin, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Tomb of Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khanan also known as Rahim’s Tomb, after the completion of its restoration work, near Nizamuddin, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 1pm: Filming at centrally protected monuments free until August 15, and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 12:54 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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A health worker takes a nasal swab of a person for a Covid-19 test at a hospital in New Delhi, India.(AP)
A health worker takes a nasal swab of a person for a Covid-19 test at a hospital in New Delhi, India.(AP)

Active Covid-19 cases decline across Delhi districts

By Abhishek Dey | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 03:43 AM IST
Northeast Delhi has 158 active cases -- the lowest among all districts. At 2,616, northwest Delhi district has the highest share of total active cases (12,189) as of December 22, showed the weekly report which is submitted to offices of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and lieutenant governor Anil Baijal.
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Members of ground staff walk past a container stacked at the Cargo Terminal 2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, which will be used as a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccines handling and distribution center during the media preview in New Delhi.(AFP)
Members of ground staff walk past a container stacked at the Cargo Terminal 2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, which will be used as a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccines handling and distribution center during the media preview in New Delhi.(AFP)

5.1 million Delhiites to get Covid-19 vaccine, process to identify first recipients began in October

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 04:55 AM IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that the government has identified 5.1 million people who will be administered the vaccine in the first phase in Delhi.
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Mother of man assaulted by cops over national anthem during Delhi riots moves HC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 02:16 AM IST
Justice Suresh Kumar Kait issued notice to Delhi Police and asked it to file a status report on the plea by the mother of the man, Faizan, who along with four other Muslim men were seen in a video being allegedly assaulted by police officers and asked to sing the national anthem.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‎will flag off the country’s first ever fully-automated driverless train service on December 28.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‎will flag off the country’s first ever fully-automated driverless train service on December 28.(ANI)

PM Modi to flag off India’s first-ever driverless train on Dec 28; launch NCMC for Airport Line

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 08:00 PM IST
Dubbed as ‘One Nation One Card’, the NCMC is an inter-operable transport card that allows holders to pay multiple kinds of transport charges.
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A health worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab sample from a person for coronavirus screening at a temporary testing facility in Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A health worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab sample from a person for coronavirus screening at a temporary testing facility in Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Six districts in Delhi had higher positivity rate than city’s average during first 19 days of Dec: Govt tells high court

By Anonna Dutt and Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 02:38 AM IST
The highest daily positivity rate reported during this period was in southwest district on December 1, when it saw a positivity of 7.99%. In the same period, Delhi’s daily positivity rate dipped from 6.85% to 1.30%.
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A CISF security personnel during a media tour of the cargo terminal at Indira Gandhi International Airport in in New Delhi.(Bloomberg)
A CISF security personnel during a media tour of the cargo terminal at Indira Gandhi International Airport in in New Delhi.(Bloomberg)

Delhi govt goes all out to trace UK returnees, test them

By Sweta Goswami | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 02:19 AM IST
A senior official in the revenue department said around 14,000 passengers arrived at the Delhi airport since November 25 of which only around 1,500 are Delhi residents.
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Cairn India employees work at a storage facility for crude oil at Mangala oil field at Barmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan.(Reuters)
Cairn India employees work at a storage facility for crude oil at Mangala oil field at Barmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan.(Reuters)

Cairn wins $1.2 billion award in damages in tax row with Centre

By Gireesh Chandra Prasad | Livemint, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:24 AM IST
Cairn approached the tribunal after India’s 2015 tax demand of $2.74 billion over the group’s reorganisation in 2006, resulting in the creation of Cairn India Ltd.
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