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The unions are planning a rally on January 26 comprising tens of thousands of farmers to push for the repeal of the three laws.(PTI)

Farmers' protest: SC refuses to step in on Republic Day tractor rally

By Utkarsh Anand, Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:03 AM IST
Declining to pass any order on a plea by Delhi Police, a bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde said it was not for the court to remind the authorities of their policing power by passing an order.
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India is administering two vaccines as part of the first phase of Covid-19 immunisation covering roughly 30 million health care and other frontline workers.(AFP)
India is administering two vaccines as part of the first phase of Covid-19 immunisation covering roughly 30 million health care and other frontline workers.(AFP)

580 adverse events reported in three days of vaccination

By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:52 AM IST
“So far, cumulative 580 AEFI have been reported, of which seven needed hospitalisation,” said Manohar Agnani, additional secretary, Union health ministry.
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The image shows a cat named Goku.(Reddit/@Shade3177)
The image shows a cat named Goku.(Reddit/@Shade3177)

Man who didn’t want cat shares video with adorable new kitty named Goku. Watch

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:48 AM IST
“Bro that little guy loves you. You're a lucky dude, that kind of kitty love is incredibly special,” read one comment under the share.
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People celebrate the gram panchayat election results in Bhiwand, on Monday, January 18, 2021. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
People celebrate the gram panchayat election results in Bhiwand, on Monday, January 18, 2021. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Maharashtra gram panchayat polls: BJP, Congress, Shiv Sena, NCP claim victory

By Surendra P Gangan and Pradip Kumar Maitra, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:44 AM IST
Amid claims of victory by all four key parties in Maharashtra, partners in the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi – Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress – won 58% of the 12,711 gram panchayats that went to polls on January 15
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The government said that between Saturday morning and 5pm on Monday, 381,305 people were given doses in 7,704 sessions.(ANI)
The government said that between Saturday morning and 5pm on Monday, 381,305 people were given doses in 7,704 sessions.(ANI)

Covid-19 vaccination drive hit by hesitancy hurdle

By Rhythma Kaul, Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:39 AM IST
The turnout dipped from 4,319 on Saturday to 3,593 on Monday in the national capital. At AIIMS in Delhi, only eight people were vaccinated on Monday, an official said, while asking not to be named. Officials said concerns over the vaccines’ safety appear to have deterred many people.
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As per data shared by the education department, 50 students scoring 90% and above were admitted in the first phase that concluded last week. (HT Photo)
As per data shared by the education department, 50 students scoring 90% and above were admitted in the first phase that concluded last week. (HT Photo)

Mumbai: Over 800 students with 80% and above secure FYJC seats after five admission rounds

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:39 AM IST
More than 800 students who secured 80% and above in their SSC board (Class 10) exams in 2020 secured admissions to junior colleges in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) under the ongoing first-come, first0served (FCFS) rounds
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State industry minister Dilip Walse-Patil on Monday rejected the company’s closure application. (HT FILE)
State industry minister Dilip Walse-Patil on Monday rejected the company’s closure application. (HT FILE)

Maharashtra govt rejects General Motors’ plea to close Talegaon plant

By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:35 AM IST
The employees’ union had contended that the Talegaon plant was sold by the company to Great Wall Motors (GWM), a Chinese auto giant, but a closure application was filed with the state government to get rid of the employees working at the plant
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Anil Parab also said the state transport department is making the licencing process better with less human interference. He said training institutions are soon coming up in the state where drivers will be tested at automated centres. (HT FILE)
Anil Parab also said the state transport department is making the licencing process better with less human interference. He said training institutions are soon coming up in the state where drivers will be tested at automated centres. (HT FILE)

Not keen on fines for traffic violations: Maharashtra transport minister

By Swapnil Rawal and Aroosa Ahmed
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:31 AM IST
Parab’s statement came during the 32nd National Road Safety Week on Monday, which was inaugurated by chief minister (CM) Uddhav Thackeray at the Sahyadri guest house at Malabar Hill
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Metro-4 work at Ghodbunder Road in Thane. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Metro-4 work at Ghodbunder Road in Thane. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Mumbai Metro-4 coaches: Bombardier lowest bidder, Chinese manufacturer ‘non-responsive’

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:31 AM IST
Canadian company Bombardier has emerged as the lowest bidder for manufacturing 234 coaches for the Metro-4 (Wadala-Thane-Kasarvadavli) and its extension line 4A (Kasarvadavli-Gaimukh)
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Kangana Ranaut had filed a petition seeking quashing of a sedition case filed against her and her sister by Bandra Police on an order by the magistrate. (ANI)
Kangana Ranaut had filed a petition seeking quashing of a sedition case filed against her and her sister by Bandra Police on an order by the magistrate. (ANI)

Application seeking action for contempt against Kangana Ranaut filed in Bombay HC

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:28 AM IST
An interim application has been filed in the Bombay high court (HC), seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against actor Kangana Ranaut for lowering the dignity of the court by tweeting and posting a video of her visit to Bandra police station on January 8
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