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The vaccination drive is going to be conducted in a systematic manner with people having to register online and they will be asked to be present at a vaccination camp on a specific date and time, the officials revealed.

Maharashtra prepares to vaccinate 3.25 crore people in six months

By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Maharashtra is preparing to administer Covid-19 vaccine shots to 3.25 crore people over three phases in six months, according to officials. However, it is still unclear whether it will be free or not.
Police said a three-page suicide note signed by the 40-year-old head of the family was recovered from near the bodies and it blamed the hardships faced due to the Covid-19 lockdown as the reason behind their taking the extreme step.(Representational photo)
Police said a three-page suicide note signed by the 40-year-old head of the family was recovered from near the bodies and it blamed the hardships faced due to the Covid-19 lockdown as the reason behind their taking the extreme step.(Representational photo)

Four of family found burnt to death in Punjab’s Faridkot district, suicide note blames Covid lockdown

Hindustan Times, Faridkot | By Parteek Singh Mahal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Police said a three-page suicide note signed by the head of the family, a supervisor at a brick-kiln at Kaler village, blamed hardships faced due to the Covid-19 lockdown for their taking the extreme step
Latest Union home ministry guidelines permit states and UTs to call 50% of teaching and non-teaching staff for online teaching, tele-counselling and related work from September 21.(HT Photo)
Latest Union home ministry guidelines permit states and UTs to call 50% of teaching and non-teaching staff for online teaching, tele-counselling and related work from September 21.(HT Photo)

Parents’ consent a must for children attending school from Sept 21

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2020 10:31 PM IST
Students of classes 9 to 12 can go to school voluntarily for guidance from their teachers, subject to the written consent of their parents/guardians
The struggle to make communication glitch-free continues, even today(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
The struggle to make communication glitch-free continues, even today(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)

Humour: From text to text messages, the lost signs of letters

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 08:00 AM IST
From delayed replies to awkward sign-offs, personal correspondence can be challenging
With the ubiquitous use of tablets and other devices today among toddlers as well as parents, the psychologists wanted to know: Have younger children missed the opportunity to understand social cues?(Unsplash)
With the ubiquitous use of tablets and other devices today among toddlers as well as parents, the psychologists wanted to know: Have younger children missed the opportunity to understand social cues?(Unsplash)

iPad-generation kids good at reading facial emotions too

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service| Posted by Kabir Bhandari
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 06:04 PM IST
In some good news for parents who are worried at their kids spending too much time with screens, researchers report that today’s children are not bad at reading emotions and picking up cues from people’s faces than children who didn’t grow up with tablets and smartphones.
Social distancing goes for a toss as migrant workers swarmed the civil hospital to get themselves medically screened before leaving for their home states in Shramik Special trains in Amritsar on Wednesday.(SAMIR SEHGAL/HT)
Social distancing goes for a toss as migrant workers swarmed the civil hospital to get themselves medically screened before leaving for their home states in Shramik Special trains in Amritsar on Wednesday.(SAMIR SEHGAL/HT)

Mismanagement to the fore as migrants miss train to Bareilly in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amarpal Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 12:36 AM IST
What followed was a war of words between the district administration and the railways, as officials blamed each other for the lapse.
Under the lockdown, Italians only have been able to leave home for essential jobs or vital tasks such as grocery shopping.(Unsplash)
Under the lockdown, Italians only have been able to leave home for essential jobs or vital tasks such as grocery shopping.(Unsplash)

Easing of lockdown begs the question: Who’s family in Italy?

Milan | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 11:02 AM IST
When Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said the government would relax some parts of a nationwide lockdown, residents entering an eighth week of home confinement to inhibit the coronavirus dove for their dictionaries.
India is inching closer towards the Sustainable Development Goal of bringing IMR down to 25 or fewer by 2030.(AFP)
India is inching closer towards the Sustainable Development Goal of bringing IMR down to 25 or fewer by 2030.(AFP)

Missed childhood vaccinations trigger worry

UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 12:33 AM IST
IMR, which is the number deaths per 1,000 live births in the first year of life, is a crude indicator of the overall health of a country.
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Kirron Kher’s private secy among 3 duped in cyber fraud

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 01:02 AM IST
Jyoti, a resident of Maloya, alleged that last year in September someone called on her mobile, claiming that he is from the customer care centre in Delhi
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Scamsters dupe Manimajra man of 10 lakh via online transactions

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2020 01:02 AM IST
On January 16, MS Walia received a text message on his mobile number, stating his Paytm account will be blocked in 24 hours.(HT FILE PHOTO)
On January 16, MS Walia received a text message on his mobile number, stating his Paytm account will be blocked in 24 hours.(HT FILE PHOTO)

65-year-old Panchkula man loses 25,000 to online fraud

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 02:05 PM IST
Fraudsters called Sector 20 resident, offering him help to update his Paytm KYC
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18 months on, no sign of state’s school edu policy

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navneet Sharma, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2020 09:56 PM IST
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Chandigarh admn to switch to smart streetlighting system

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 07:05 AM IST
Bids invited for 4.7-cr project which will begin from IT Park on trial basis
This week’s picks feature two memoirs and a guide to a nation.(HT Team)
This week’s picks feature two memoirs and a guide to a nation.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 10:47 PM IST
On the reading list this week are two very different memoirs and a guide to a country that’s both foreign and familiar
According to a senior court official, all fines are reaching the court because the Delhi government is yet to decide on compoundable and non-compoundable offences and issue a notification listing offences under both categories.(HT image)
According to a senior court official, all fines are reaching the court because the Delhi government is yet to decide on compoundable and non-compoundable offences and issue a notification listing offences under both categories.(HT image)

Since Sept 1, virtual courts received 42,503 traffic fine cases

New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 03:32 AM IST
The fines, which also include those for both compoundable and non-compoundable offences, were received by the recently inaugurated virtual courts, where an offender can pay the fine without physically visiting the court.
On August 1 this year, the suspect and two of his accomplices allegedly tried to kidnap the victim, police said.(HT image)
On August 1 this year, the suspect and two of his accomplices allegedly tried to kidnap the victim, police said.(HT image)

Woman sexually harassed, blackmailed by neighbour

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 10:06 AM IST
According to the police, the woman, a resident of Farrukhnagar, is a government employee. She alleged that the man, who is married and has a daughter, contacted her about four years ago.
A court in China’s Shanghai on Friday upheld the death sentence given to a man for killing his wife and hiding her body in a deep freezer for over 100 days.
A court in China’s Shanghai on Friday upheld the death sentence given to a man for killing his wife and hiding her body in a deep freezer for over 100 days.

Chinese man gets death for killing wife, hiding body in freezer for over 100 days

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 11:01 AM IST
Zhu Xiaodong, 30, spent nearly 150,000 yuan (USD 21,800) from his wife Yang Liping’s credit card on travelling with another woman for “trying to forget about the killing”, state-run China Daily reported.
Can we blame the knife for a murder? Is it then fair to blame social media or messaging platforms alone for the problems of hate messaging, propaganda and misinformation?(Shutterstock)
Can we blame the knife for a murder? Is it then fair to blame social media or messaging platforms alone for the problems of hate messaging, propaganda and misinformation?(Shutterstock)

Fighting fake news is our collective responsibility

By Osama Manzar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2019 08:58 PM IST
We asked 3000-odd persons in Tier II and Tier III cities across 11 states who they thought should be blamed for misinformation. 39% said it is the people using the technology, 14% blamed the technology platforms,and 46% said both need to share the blame
In his complaint to the police, the magistrate quoted the bank executive as telling him that his card had been ‘hacked’. But the DCP said since more number of victims have emerged, it appears to be a case of card cloning.(HT Photo)
In his complaint to the police, the magistrate quoted the bank executive as telling him that his card had been ‘hacked’. But the DCP said since more number of victims have emerged, it appears to be a case of card cloning.(HT Photo)

Delhi court judge falls victim to ‘card cloning’, loses Rs 35,000: Police

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 07:35 AM IST
The fraud comes just days after RM Lodha, the former Chief Justice of India, reported losing 1 lakh to an online fraud.
The BJP sent out more than 90 million text messages and 110 million audio messages to voters and had its workers place phone calls to nearly 250 million as part of their campaign.(HT Photo)
The BJP sent out more than 90 million text messages and 110 million audio messages to voters and had its workers place phone calls to nearly 250 million as part of their campaign.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress, BJP go all out in mega publicity drive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 04:46 PM IST
The BJP sent out more than 90 million text messages and 110 million audio messages to voters and had its workers place phone calls to nearly 250 million as part of their campaign, according to a party spokesperson on condition of anonymity.
The monthly salary bill of the north corporation amounts to around ₹300 crore. Its budget deficit is ₹5,200 crore.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The monthly salary bill of the north corporation amounts to around ₹300 crore. Its budget deficit is ₹5,200 crore.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

North corp writes to Delhi govt, asks for 385 crore first quarter tax dues

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2019 07:51 AM IST
The civic body officials said that the money should have come in April. As per the Non-Plan Budget provisions for financial year 2019-2020 allocated by the Delhi government to the north corporation
Rahul Verma aims to tackle mental health and the well-being of the old after the #Udayfightshunger campaign.
Rahul Verma aims to tackle mental health and the well-being of the old after the #Udayfightshunger campaign.

Quit my job to feed people: Rahul Verma of the Uday Foundation

Hindustan Times | By Aditya Dogra, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2019 02:08 PM IST
While grappling with his newborn son’s medical condition, Rahul Verma decided to make a difference to the thousands waiting outside hospitals
FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Oswaldo Barrientos picks dead leaves from marijuana plants at the grow facility where he works near downtown Denver. Immigration authorities on Friday, April 19, 2019 said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state they live in, can be denied from citizenship because the drug is still outlawed by federal law. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert, File)(AP)
FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Oswaldo Barrientos picks dead leaves from marijuana plants at the grow facility where he works near downtown Denver. Immigration authorities on Friday, April 19, 2019 said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state they live in, can be denied from citizenship because the drug is still outlawed by federal law. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert, File)(AP)

Once-counterculture 420 marijuana holiday goes mainstream

By Associated Press, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 03:42 PM IST
Those in the marijuana marketplace also are ramping up advertising around 420. Much of the marketing about cannabis or related products takes the form of online ads, emails, text messages and social media.
Student duped on pretext of updating debit card details(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Student duped on pretext of updating debit card details(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Student duped on pretext of updating debit card details

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2019 12:49 AM IST
A case was registered against the accused person under IPC and IT Act.
Experts suggest that too much indulgence in mobile phones can make your partner feel neglected in a relationship.(Unsplash)
Experts suggest that too much indulgence in mobile phones can make your partner feel neglected in a relationship.(Unsplash)

Hello? Can you hear me, love?

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Collin Rodrigues
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 01:14 PM IST
Mobile phones are an integral part of our lives today. In fact, sometimes more than our relationships. It’s time to watch out.
Police said the suspects switched the ATM card with a replica while pretending to help and later withdrew money from the account linked to the card.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Police said the suspects switched the ATM card with a replica while pretending to help and later withdrew money from the account linked to the card.(AFP/Picture for representation)

‘Good Samaritans’ dupe man of Rs 20,000 in Gurugram

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2019 03:29 AM IST
A man was allegedly conned of Rs 20,000 by two fraudsters, who acted as Good Samaritans and offered to help the victim withdraw cash from an ATM on Tuesday.
Residents said they have no information on how to get themselves registered . Many said they had applied for their voter registration as early as November last year.(Picture for representation)
Residents said they have no information on how to get themselves registered . Many said they had applied for their voter registration as early as November last year.(Picture for representation)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Noida residents wait for voter identity cards, registration details

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Snehil Sinha
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2019 02:41 AM IST
Residents of Noida city on Monday alleged that although they had applied for voter registration, they have either not received their election photo identity card (EPIC) or have not been registered in the voters’ list yet.
The public fight between the former billionaire brothers follows the collapse of one of India’s most storied business families that once controlled the nation’s top drugmaker and second-largest hospital chain.(HT Photo)
The public fight between the former billionaire brothers follows the collapse of one of India’s most storied business families that once controlled the nation’s top drugmaker and second-largest hospital chain.(HT Photo)

Malvinder Singh accuses brother Shivinder, spiritual guru of fraud

By Ari Altstedter | By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2019 05:10 PM IST
Former Indian billionaire Malvinder Singh has filed a criminal complaint accusing his younger brother of siphoning funds from their family holding company and fraudulently diverting them to a renowned spiritual guru, the latest twist in the unraveling of a $2 billion empire.
(Hindustan Times file)
(Hindustan Times file)

Ghaziabad woman, lover strangle husband to death, both arrested

Ghaziabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2019 01:21 PM IST
The police said both the suspects were in an extramarital relationship for the past year and wanted to live together after murdering the victim.
Michelle Carter sits in Taunton District Court in Taunton, Mass. Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to prison for encouraging 18-year-old Conrad Roy, III to kill himself in July 2014.(AP)
Michelle Carter sits in Taunton District Court in Taunton, Mass. Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to prison for encouraging 18-year-old Conrad Roy, III to kill himself in July 2014.(AP)

Her texts allegedly pushed boyfriend to kill himself, a judge upheld conviction

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 12:46 PM IST
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court agreed with a lower court’s 2017 ruling on Michelle Carter, who prosecutors said urged her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to kill himself in a parking lot about 60 miles (100 km) south of Boston.
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