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Uttarpara MLA Prabir Ghosal stepped step down as a district core committee member and spokesperson of the Hooghly district. (HT)

Another jolt for Mamata as MLA resigns from party posts; TMC issues notice

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:50 AM IST
  • The legislator’s actions ahead of the crucial assembly elections immediately drew the ire of the ruling party which issued him a showcause notice.
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Union minister for culture and tourism Prahlad Patel (Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
Union minister for culture and tourism Prahlad Patel (Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)

Discussing a possible route for Amarnath via Kargil: Prahlad Patel

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:30 AM IST
  • Union minister for culture and tourism Prahlad Patel said government is addressing the lack of adventure sports equipment in Kargil.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. (PTI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. (PTI Photo)

RSS rejects Ram chants at Netaji event in Bengal

By Tanmay Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:24 AM IST
  • The RSS is of the view that the slogan hailing Lord Ram should not have been shouted at a government event organised to pay homage to Netaji.
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People gather before taking part in a tractor rally to protest against farm laws in Bengaluru(Reuters)
People gather before taking part in a tractor rally to protest against farm laws in Bengaluru(Reuters)

Rally to langar: Peaceful stir held across 20 states

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:10 AM IST
  • In contrast to the violence seen in the Capital, farmers held peaceful rallies across the country to protest against the farm laws.
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A health worker receives a Covishield coronavirus vaccine jab at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi. (Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
A health worker receives a Covishield coronavirus vaccine jab at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi. (Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)

People may get to pick time, location for Covid vaccination

By Rhythma Kaul, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:00 AM IST
  • Officials say tweaks being made to Co-WIN platform; govt to open options for sign-ups, will disclose comorbidity verification protocol.
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While protesters alleged that the deceased lost control of the tractor after a tear gas shell hit him, police said the incident happened when the driver hit the barricade.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
While protesters alleged that the deceased lost control of the tractor after a tear gas shell hit him, police said the incident happened when the driver hit the barricade.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

From farm to fist: Tractors as weapons in the fiercest of face-offs

By Fareeha Iftikhar, karn pratap singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:50 AM IST
  • The scenes of farmers charging at police with their tractors were caught on camera.
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SKM, an umbrella collective of over 40 farmer groups, called off the tractor parade on Tuesday evening.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
SKM, an umbrella collective of over 40 farmer groups, called off the tractor parade on Tuesday evening.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

From farm to fist: As most went off track, some groups stuck to agreed plan

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:41 AM IST
  • Baldev Singh, a member of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Dakaunda), said they marched on the agreed upon route because they wanted the protests to remain peaceful.
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When the farmers reached Nangloi at 11 am, the cheer and celebration turned into clashes within 45 minutes, as some farmer groups breached their route agreement and tried to move on roads they did not have permission for.( Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
When the farmers reached Nangloi at 11 am, the cheer and celebration turned into clashes within 45 minutes, as some farmer groups breached their route agreement and tried to move on roads they did not have permission for.( Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

From farm to fist: Within hours, cheers, celebration at Tikri gave way to chaos

By Fareeha Iftikhar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:32 AM IST
  • At many places, local residents showered flower petals on the rally.
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Smoke billows from a tear gas shell during a tractor rally by farmers to protest against farm laws on Republic Day at Ghazipur border near Delhi(Reuters)
Smoke billows from a tear gas shell during a tractor rally by farmers to protest against farm laws on Republic Day at Ghazipur border near Delhi(Reuters)

From farm to fist: March to ITO began at Ghazipur

By karn pratap singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:21 AM IST
  • By 9.30am, a group of farmers started the march; they also used trolleys attached to the tractors, despite agreeing not to use them in their previous discussions with the police.
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US President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. (Bloomberg)
US President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. (Bloomberg)

US prez Biden, Vladimir Putin speak over phone, discuss nuke treaty, Navalny

Reuters, Washington, Dc
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:12 AM IST
The phone call topics included Biden's proposal to extend the New START nuclear arms treaty with Russia for five years and "strong (US) support for Ukraine sovereignty" in the face of ongoing Russian aggression.
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