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Akali leader’s murder: Politician-gangster nexus back in spotlight again

By Ravinder Vasudeva, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2019 01:16 AM IST
SAD’s Majithia has alleged that Bhagwanpuria has links with minister Randhawa. The latter has rejected the allegations and termed the Akali leader as ‘real godfather of the gangsters’
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Celina Jaitly Haag makes her Bollywood comeback with Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s homage to late Rituparno Ghosh(Vickky Idnaani photography)
Celina Jaitly Haag makes her Bollywood comeback with Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s homage to late Rituparno Ghosh(Vickky Idnaani photography)

Season in the sun: Putting the spotlight back on Rituparno Ghosh

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 01:37 AM IST
Journalist-turned-director Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s latest movie is a UN-endorsed tribute to the late queer National Award winning Bengali director, and the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights
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KL Rahul will be under the spotlight(Getty Images)
KL Rahul will be under the spotlight(Getty Images)

Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul under spotlight: Domestic battles, testing time

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 08:37 AM IST
The inter-state one-day competition for the Vijay Hazare Trophy that began on Tuesday thus becomes the season’s first genuinely major tournament. National chief selector MSK Prasad told HT that the tournament’s competitiveness, especially this season, makes it important for his panel.
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Sotheby’s second live auction: Rare Gaitonde work from 1974 in spotlight

By Natasha Rego | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 01:17 PM IST
The never-before-seen work is is estimated to sell for more than Rs 21 crores.
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File image of Shubman Gill(Anil Dayal/Hindustan Times)

Spotlight on Shubman Gill as dominant India ‘A’ play South Africa ‘A’ in 2nd unofficial Test

By PTI | Mysuru
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2019 02:37 PM IST
Gill, who was captain in the first match, made a superb 90 en route to the comprehensive win.
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File image of Rishabh Pant(Getty Images)

India vs South Africa: 3 Indian players who will be under spotlight in upcoming series

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 11:28 AM IST
Head coach Ravi Shastri has already said that he wants new and young faces to come in and make their mark, especially in the shortest format and hence, the 3-match T20I series will be closely watched.
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India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli(Action Images via Reuters)
India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli(Action Images via Reuters)

India vs New Zealand, semi-finals World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli opens up about lack of centuries, happy for Rohit to take the spotlight

By Reuters | Manchester
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 08:40 AM IST
Kohli, the world’s top-ranked ODI batsman, has strung together five consecutive fifties but is yet to register a hundred, something he attributed his new role as the team’s middle-overs anchor.
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Argentina's Lionel Messi leaves the field during half-time of the Copa America football tournament semi-final match against Brazil at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 2, 2019(AFP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi leaves the field during half-time of the Copa America football tournament semi-final match against Brazil at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 2, 2019(AFP)

Argentina angry as VAR stays out of the spotlight

By Reuters | BELO HORIZONTE
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 12:16 PM IST
The video assistant referee (VAR) system has been used heavily at the tournament, to such an extent that organisers CONMEBOL had to defend its use with fans complaining about lengthy stoppages.
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In the past, both Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) governments have tried to push for the inclusion of OBC sub-castes, that make up for 14 per cent of the state’s electorate, but the move was rejected by the Centre.(Representative image)
In the past, both Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) governments have tried to push for the inclusion of OBC sub-castes, that make up for 14 per cent of the state’s electorate, but the move was rejected by the Centre.(Representative image)

As Centre rejects UP’s OBC inclusion bid, spotlight back on social justice report

By Manish Chandra Pandey | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2019 06:09 PM IST
The Centre’s rejection of Yogi Adityanath government’s decision to fulfil the 15-year-old demand of including 17 OBC sub-castes in the Scheduled Caste (SC) category has brought the spotlight back on the Social Justice Committee report (2018) which has been gathering dust for nearly a year.
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Rahul’s team took to social media to list to his credit a long list of development projects implemented and works carried out by him in Amethi over the years(PTI Photo)
Rahul’s team took to social media to list to his credit a long list of development projects implemented and works carried out by him in Amethi over the years(PTI Photo)

Cong team turns spotlight on development projects

By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Amethi
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 02:21 PM IST
On a day on which Congress president Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination papers from his Amethi Lok Sabha seat, his team took to social media to list to his credit a long list of development projects implemented and works carried out by him in the constituency over the years.
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File image of Andre Russell(AP)

IPL 2019: Shami knocks over Russell, fielder grants him costly new life

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 08:50 AM IST
Russell was on his way back, Eden was stunned, when the umpire intervened. He had his arm outstretched, signalled a no ball, there were only three fielders inside the 30-yard circle.
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File picture of Daniil Medvedev(AFP)

Powerful Medvedev steals spotlight in Sofia

By Reuters | Sofia
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2019 11:27 AM IST
The Russian delighted the crowd in Arena Armeets with a barrage of sizzling winners as he broke twice in the first five games and never took his foot off the pedal to clinch the opening set.
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Mamata ended her speech with “BJP hatao, desh bachao and Jai Hindh, Vande mataram” chant.(Twitter/@AITCofficial)
Mamata ended her speech with “BJP hatao, desh bachao and Jai Hindh, Vande mataram” chant.(Twitter/@AITCofficial)

Modi govt past its expiry date, says Mamata Banerjee, hosts mega opposition rally

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 06:59 PM IST
“Oust Modi,” was the leitmotif of speeches at the rally, held ahead of the Lok Sabha elections this year. “The country is waiting for a new Prime Minister,” said Akhilesh Yadav as he arrived at the venue.
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With 20 penalties awarded before the group stage has even been completed, Russia 2018 has seen more spot-kicks than any previous FIFA World Cup.(REUTERS)
With 20 penalties awarded before the group stage has even been completed, Russia 2018 has seen more spot-kicks than any previous FIFA World Cup.(REUTERS)

Russia 2018 breaks FIFA World Cup penalties record as VAR drama continues to steal spotlight

By By Jamie Smith | Omnisport, Saransk
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 05:42 PM IST
In the first FIFA World Cup with Video Assistant Referees (VAR), 20 penalty kicks have been awarded in the first 36 games - two more than the record for an entire tournament coming into this year.
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Jelena Ostapenko will be looking to defend his title(AP)
Jelena Ostapenko will be looking to defend his title(AP)

Jelena Ostapenko used to life in the spotlight ahead of French Open defence

By HT Correspondent | Omnisport
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 11:01 PM IST
A huge outsider prior to the start of the 2017 tournament in Paris, Jelena Ostapenko produced a stunning run to the final before battling back from a set down to defeat Simona Halep.
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Multiple researchers have shown that water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions, as well as their combination, are effective at reducing diarrhoeal illness.(HUL)
Multiple researchers have shown that water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions, as well as their combination, are effective at reducing diarrhoeal illness.(HUL)

Spotlight on health — Changing India’s sanitation practices

By Promotional Feature
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 11:07 AM IST
Through interventions like the Swachh Aadat curriculum, HUL is reaching out to millions of people with its focus on three clean habits—washing hands, drinking purified water, and using clean toilets.
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