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Research reveals how brain distinguishes speech from noise

During a recent study, researchers provided the first physiological evidence that a foundational centre of the brain influences how sound is processed by identifying a previously unknown neural circuit.
Researchers have provided the first physiological evidence that a foundational centre of the brain influences how sound is processed by identifying a previously unknown neural circuit.(Unsplash)
Researchers have provided the first physiological evidence that a foundational centre of the brain influences how sound is processed by identifying a previously unknown neural circuit.(Unsplash)
Published on Dec 21, 2020 01:14 PM IST
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Washington | ByAsian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale

Menstrual hygiene: PM’s speech motivates social workers to debunk myths better

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently spoke about the topic of menstrual hygiene, in his speech on 74th Independence Day, and social workers have appreciated the move that is helping take their campaigns forward.
Many social workers, across India, have been working for the cause of menstrual hygiene among women.
Many social workers, across India, have been working for the cause of menstrual hygiene among women.
Published on Aug 26, 2020 02:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

PM Modi wants definition of ‘hate speech’ expanded

PM Modi also said that while reviewing existing laws, “the objective should be to maintain the honour and dignity of aggrieved civilians”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(ANI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(ANI photo)
Updated on Feb 23, 2020 09:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

Imran ‘bloodbath’ speech at UN appears to echo JeM, LeT words

PM Khan’s speech predicting a “bloodbath” in the Valley, did not appear much different from the words used by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leader Mufti Rauf Asghar or Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leader Talha Saeed routinely from Shaheed Chowk in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
The strategy to call on hinterland Indian Muslims to join the jihad in support of their brethren in the Valley is an old one, and has been rejected time and again. (Photo @pid_gov)
The strategy to call on hinterland Indian Muslims to join the jihad in support of their brethren in the Valley is an old one, and has been rejected time and again. (Photo @pid_gov)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 12:00 PM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByShishir Gupta

Watch | ‘How dare you?’: Greta Thunberg chastises world leaders in emotional speech

16-yeard old Climate activist Greta Thunberg chides world leaders at the 2019 UN climate action summit. She chastised leaders in an emotional speech with the repeated phrase, ‘How dare you?’
Updated on Sep 24, 2019 12:01 PM IST
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Watch| ‘Everything is fine in India’: PM’s response to ‘Howdy, Modi!’ | Full speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a 50,000-strong crowd at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. In response to the greeting ‘howdy’, which was also the name of the event, PM Modi said ‘everything is fine in India’.
Published on Sep 23, 2019 08:56 AM IST
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Controversial preacher Zakir Naik banned from giving speeches in Malaysia: Report

Zakir had been barred by seven states - Melaka, Johor, Selangor, Penang, Kedah, Perlis and Sarawak - from speaking in public, after his recent racial remarks.
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 12:55 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Courageous’, Shatrughan Sinha’s thumbs up to PM Modi’s I-Day speech

Shatrughan Sinha was the second Congressman to praise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech.
Former BJP MP from Patna Sahib Shatrughan Sinha had joined Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha elections this year.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Former BJP MP from Patna Sahib Shatrughan Sinha had joined Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha elections this year.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 18, 2019 12:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Independence Day: A look back at PM Modi’s speeches from ramparts of Red Fort

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has used the annual event to announce his government’s programmes like ‘Swachh Bharat’, ‘Ayushman Bharat’ and India’s first manned space mission, and also to present a report card on its performance to highlight how the country has grown on his watch.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi .(Reuters Photo)
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi .(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 07:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

73rd Independence Day: Nehru’s 17 speeches, Modi’s 96-minute address: Facts about I-Day

This year, India will celebrate its 73rd Independence Day as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from the Red Fort.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also addressed the nation on Independence Day six times so far.(HT image)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also addressed the nation on Independence Day six times so far.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 12:09 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Extensive and insightful’: PM Modi hails Amit Shah’s speech on Article 370

Prime minister Narendra Modi shared a link of the Home Minister’s speech, which is more than 45 minutes in duration, on YouTube from his official Twitter handle, urging upon his followers to hear the audio clip.
Prime minister Narendra Modi hailed Home Minister Amit Shah’s speech on Article 370 in Parliament on Monday, saying it was “extensive and insightful”.(ANI Photo)
Prime minister Narendra Modi hailed Home Minister Amit Shah’s speech on Article 370 in Parliament on Monday, saying it was “extensive and insightful”.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2019 10:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Clerk caught taking bribe to start grant of hearing, speech impaired girl; held

The girl’s neighbour, in a bid to help her, approached Deepali Pawar (45), who worked as a clerk at the Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana cell in Ulhasnagar tehsil office here, the ACB said in a release issued on Sunday.
The clerk allegedly demanded <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>4,000 from the girl’s neighbour to facilitate re-start of the grant(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
The clerk allegedly demanded 4,000 from the girl’s neighbour to facilitate re-start of the grant(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 12:57 PM IST
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Top 10 quotes from PM Modi’s speech on his second visit to Varanasi after poll win

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took on opponents of the Budget and the government’s vision of a $ 5 trillion economy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing BJP members in Varanasi on Saturday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing BJP members in Varanasi on Saturday.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 06, 2019 01:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Mamata meme case: SC order discourages satire and free speech

When courts display an inclination to readily exercise these ¬ suo moto powers to regulate speech that may be considered hostile towards the political class ¬ they engage in viewpoint or content-based discrimination. This is a far cry from their role as protectors of rights, and is also outside the bounds of Article 19(2) of the Constitution.
An undated picture of BJP activist Priyanka Sharma, who was arrested for allegedly posting morphed image of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on social media. The Supreme Court granted her bail in the case on May 14(PTI)
An undated picture of BJP activist Priyanka Sharma, who was arrested for allegedly posting morphed image of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on social media. The Supreme Court granted her bail in the case on May 14(PTI)
Published on May 16, 2019 06:51 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019| PM gave jumla filled speech, he created hurdles for schemes: AAP

The party said that the PM could not name even five development works that his seven MPs did in the city.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday termed the first poll rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Ramlila Ground as a “jumla-filled speech”.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday termed the first poll rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Ramlila Ground as a “jumla-filled speech”.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 09, 2019 04:12 AM IST
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PM speech asking voters to dedicate ballot to Balakot not violation: EC

The Election Commission, which was nudged into deciding a litany of alleged poll code violations this week, said the panel had examined the 11-page transcript of the Prime Minister’s speech at Ausa in Maharashtra’s Latur district.
In his Latur speech , Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked voters to support BJP to honour soldiers who carried out airstrikes in Pakistan’s Balakot.(PTI File Photo)
In his Latur speech , Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked voters to support BJP to honour soldiers who carried out airstrikes in Pakistan’s Balakot.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2019 01:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

Lok Sabha elections 2019: DM gives report on Yogi Adityanath’s ‘Modi army’ speech

The chief minister’s remark was criticised by the opposition parties, which demanded an apology from him for allegedly “insulting the armed forces”.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addresses an election rally in support of BJP candidate VK Singh, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, in Ghaziabad on March 31.(PTI Photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addresses an election rally in support of BJP candidate VK Singh, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, in Ghaziabad on March 31.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2019 12:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByRajesh Kumar Singh

Why didn’t PM Modi’s speech help, asks Omar Abdullah after 2 Kashmiris beaten in Lucknow

Omar Abdullah sought to know as to why PM Narendra Modi’s remark that “our fight is for Kashmir, not against Kashmiris” — made after reported harassment of Kashmiris following the Pulwama attack — was not having any impact on the ground.
Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah delivers speech during function in Srinagar on Thursday.(ANI)
Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah delivers speech during function in Srinagar on Thursday.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 07, 2019 10:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByAshiq Hussain

The 11 words the White House wants to hear after Trump’s speech

The descriptors appear in a “messaging preview” document the White House distributed to political allies ahead of the annual speech.
The document encourages Trump’s allies to emphasize that “extraordinary bipartisan achievements” are possible and that Trump is a “problem solver.”(REUTERS)
The document encourages Trump’s allies to emphasize that “extraordinary bipartisan achievements” are possible and that Trump is a “problem solver.”(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 06, 2019 08:30 AM IST
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee mocks PM Modi for using teleprompters

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for using a teleprompter for delivering speeches in English.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for using a teleprompter for delivering speeches in English.(PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for using a teleprompter for delivering speeches in English.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 11, 2019 05:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

At UN meet, Sushma Swaraj’s sharp takedown of Pakistan. Full text of speech

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s speech at the UNGA on Saturday focused on two primary issues – terrorism and climate change.
Sushma Swaraj also spoke on how the UN needed to work together as a family, while delivering her speech.(Raveesh Kumar/Twitter Photo)
Sushma Swaraj also spoke on how the UN needed to work together as a family, while delivering her speech.(Raveesh Kumar/Twitter Photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 08:42 PM IST
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Was Vajpayee’s death declared late to avoid disruption in PM’s speech? Asks Shiv Sena

Sanjay Raut questioned whether Atal Bihari Vajpayee died on August 16 or if his death was announced that day to ensure PM Modi’s Independence day speech was not disrupted.
Sanjay Raut, a Rajya Sabha member who is also editor of the Sena mouthpiece `Saamana’, gave no explanation or reason for questioning the day of Vajpayee’s death.(HT File Photo)
Sanjay Raut, a Rajya Sabha member who is also editor of the Sena mouthpiece `Saamana’, gave no explanation or reason for questioning the day of Vajpayee’s death.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2018 09:43 PM IST
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No mention of reservation in CM’s I-Day speech in Mumbai

The CM said Maharashtra had been successful in creating eight lakh jobs in the organised sector in the last year, according to a report by Employment Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).
Devendra Fadnavis hoisted the national flag at the state secretariat in Nariman Point.(Bhushan Koyande)
Devendra Fadnavis hoisted the national flag at the state secretariat in Nariman Point.(Bhushan Koyande)
Updated on Aug 16, 2018 12:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

No-confidence motion: Thought I was watching a Bollywood film, says TDP MP on PM Modi’s speech

Telugu Desam Party leader Kesineni Srinivas said while hearing the Prime Minister, he felt like watching a “Bollywood blockbuster film” ahead of the Trust Vote on No-Confidence Motion.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Lok Sabha on 'no-confidence motion' during the Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Friday, July 20, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Lok Sabha on 'no-confidence motion' during the Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Friday, July 20, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2018 12:37 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Shiv Sena turns 52: Uddhav Thackeray’s speech gives no clarity on 2019 poll plan

While Thackeray mocked his ally, Bharatiya Janata Party, he did not spell out his decision on the alliance.
While Thackeray mocked his ally, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he did not spell out his decision on the alliance(HT Photo)
While Thackeray mocked his ally, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he did not spell out his decision on the alliance(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 10:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKetaki Ghoge, Mumbai

Excommunication attack on freedom of speech, says New Zealand radio host

The Sikh clergy had resolved to expel Harnek from the ‘panth’ and asked the sangat to take legal measure to shut his radio channel.
Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh reading out the resolution from Akal Takht, in Amritsar.(HT Photo)
Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh reading out the resolution from Akal Takht, in Amritsar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 01:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByHT Correspondent, Amritsar

For bureaucrats, lessons in ‘good governance’ from Narendra Modi’s speeches

A book compiling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches on “good governance” during his tenure as Gujarat’s chief minister will be soon distributed among the serving IAS officers in Rajasthan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Srinagar.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Srinagar.(PTI)
Updated on May 23, 2018 10:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent, Jaipur

Chhagan Bhujbal to give speech at NCP’s Pune meet

Praful Patel, senior NCP leader and Rajya Sabha member, claimed that Bhujbal was excited for the proposed party foundation day meeting in Pune and expressed his wish to speak on the occasion.
Chhagan Bhujbal spent over two years in jail in connection with a money laundering case and was granted bail by the Bombay high court recently.(HT PHOTO)
Chhagan Bhujbal spent over two years in jail in connection with a money laundering case and was granted bail by the Bombay high court recently.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 10, 2018 02:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPradip Kumar Maitra, Nagpur

Deepika Padukone’s Time 100 Gala saree is the perfect mix of sexy and sweet

Let’s take a moment to appreciate Deepika Padukone’s impeccable TIME’s 100 Most Influential People Gala style. Scroll to have a closer look at her heavily-embellished Anamika Khanna saree. Because who wouldn’t want to look like a princess on such a magical night?
Deepika Padukone’s dramatic Anamika Khanna look certainly cements her as red carpet master. (AP)
Deepika Padukone’s dramatic Anamika Khanna look certainly cements her as red carpet master. (AP)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 02:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanya Panwar

Pakistan court bans airing ‘contemptuous’ speeches by Nawaz, Maryam

The Lahore high court ordered on Monday a temporary ban on the airing of “contemptuous” speeches about the country’s judiciary by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz
Maryam Nawaz, center, the daughter of Nawaz Sharif waves while she arrives to talk with media following appearing before a Joint Investigation Team, in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP File Photo)
Maryam Nawaz, center, the daughter of Nawaz Sharif waves while she arrives to talk with media following appearing before a Joint Investigation Team, in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 05:16 PM IST
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