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Members of Supreme Court-constituted committee (L to R) Ashok Gulati, Anil Ghanwat and Pramod Kumar Joshi interact with the media in New Delhi on Tuesday. (HT photo)

SC panel on farm laws holds first meet, invites farmers for talks

By Zia Haq, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 03:43 AM IST
The committee will begin its consultations with farm unions on January 21. “Invitations have been sent to unions which are both pro- and anti-farm laws,” Anil Ghanwat, a member of the committee told HT.
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Mr Lal last saw his family during the Dussehra. His wife and children have never visited him in Delhi.
Mr Lal last saw his family during the Dussehra. His wife and children have never visited him in Delhi.

Delhiwale: An evening in Babu Lal’s village

By Mayank Austen Soofi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 03:33 AM IST
Babu shares his impressions about what his family must be doing back home
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To ensure fewer doses are wasted each day, many centres started walk-in vaccination from Tuesday.(PTI)
To ensure fewer doses are wasted each day, many centres started walk-in vaccination from Tuesday.(PTI)

Hesitancy causes wastage of 1,000 vaccine doses in Delhi, say health officials

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:53 AM IST
Teams from a number of vaccination centres and health officials overseeing the city’s inoculation drive said at least 1,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccines have been wasted in Delhi so far. Health officials attributed the wastage mostly to fewer people coming up to get the jab.
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On Tuesday, the farmers also shared the route map of their proposed tractor rally and said that the parade will touch all the borders connecting Delhi with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)
On Tuesday, the farmers also shared the route map of their proposed tractor rally and said that the parade will touch all the borders connecting Delhi with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)

Police urge farmers to shift R-Day tractor rally to KMP e-way

By karn pratap singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:31 AM IST
While special commissioner (intelligence) Deependra Pathak led the police team from Delhi, seven leaders of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, including Balbir Singh Rajewal and Darshan Pal, represented the farmers. Since no consensus could be reached on issue, another meeting has been scheduled on Wednesday.
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Following the letter from Delhi government’s animal husbandry unit, the Archeological Survey of India issued an order to keep Red Fort shut for visitors till Thursday (January 21).(PTI)
Following the letter from Delhi government’s animal husbandry unit, the Archeological Survey of India issued an order to keep Red Fort shut for visitors till Thursday (January 21).(PTI)

Bird flu: Red Fort shut till January 26 after sample of dead crow tests positive

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:21 AM IST
The Delhi government’s animal husbandry department said around 15 crows were found dead on the premises of the Red Fort last week after which their samples were sent to Northern Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Jalandhar, Punjab.
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Covid-19 taught Monami Basu that virtual classes cannot replace physical classes.
Covid-19 taught Monami Basu that virtual classes cannot replace physical classes.

‘Hope govt spends more on education sector to bridge digital divide’

By Fareeha Iftikhar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:17 AM IST
Last year’s budget had some allocation for virtual classes and mass online degree courses. “But in spite of that, when this year forced virtual classes and online degree courses on us, we did not see any great improvement in facilities and infrastructure,” said Monami Basu, an assistant professor.
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Indrani Mukerjea is one of the accused in the Sheena Bora murder case. (HT Photo)
Indrani Mukerjea is one of the accused in the Sheena Bora murder case. (HT Photo)

Sheena Bora murder case: CBI court refuses to exempt Indrani Mukerjea from wearing jail uniform sari

By Charul Shah, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:08 AM IST
A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Tuesday rejected an application filed by Indrani Mukerjea, seeking exemption from wearing the green saree – a uniform for women prisoners across Maharashtra
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Possibly the youngest among all the candidates, Ruturaj Deshmukh, a 21-year-old science graduate, won the election from Ghatne village in Mohol, Solapur.
Possibly the youngest among all the candidates, Ruturaj Deshmukh, a 21-year-old science graduate, won the election from Ghatne village in Mohol, Solapur.

Gram panchayats across Maharashtra get a shot of fresh blood as youngsters win elections

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:02 AM IST
When 22-year-old Sandhya Sonawane decided to contest the gram panchayat polls from Naigaon, Ahmednagar, many ridiculed her for the decision
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There is a proposal to start more CBSE schools in Mumbai. These schools will be in old or unused BMC buildings.
There is a proposal to start more CBSE schools in Mumbai. These schools will be in old or unused BMC buildings.

BMC proposes 10 more CBSE-affiliated civic schools in Mumbai

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:55 AM IST
To attract more parents to civic body schools, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) education department has proposed to start 10 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools from the academic year 2021-22
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According to police, after the purchase, the accused would then mortgage the cars and borrow money from individuals under the guise of some urgent requirements.
According to police, after the purchase, the accused would then mortgage the cars and borrow money from individuals under the guise of some urgent requirements.

Inter-state vehicle racket busted by Mumbai Police: 7 arrested, 19 high-end cars seized

By Manish K Pathak, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:51 AM IST
The Mumbai crime branch has busted an inter-state racket by arresting seven people, who allegedly purchase high-end cars after getting them financed by reputed private banks using forged documents
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