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Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ killer looks from latest photoshoot sizzle up the Internet, Alia Bhatt-Mindy Kaling react(Instagram/priyankachopra)

Priyanka Chopra's killer looks sizzle up Internet, Alia Bhatt-Mindy Kaling react

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 09:23 AM IST
  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas set fans on frenzy as breathtaking pictures from her London photoshoot take the Internet by storm. Here’s what Alia Bhatt and Mindy Kaling have to say about ‘The Power of Priyanka’
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A nurse holds a baby at Sonawane hospital, as the hospital has treated 100 Covid positive pregnant mothers and babies in Pune, India (Photo by Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
A nurse holds a baby at Sonawane hospital, as the hospital has treated 100 Covid positive pregnant mothers and babies in Pune, India (Photo by Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

60,000 babies born in India on New Year’s Day, world’s highest: UNICEF

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral | United Nations
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:35 AM IST
More than 371,500 babies were born worldwide on January 1, 2021, the UN’s children’s agency has said.
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A young woman wearing a protective mask in the wake of novel coronavirus outbreak, Delhi, March 2020.(PTI)
A young woman wearing a protective mask in the wake of novel coronavirus outbreak, Delhi, March 2020.(PTI)

New virus variant a threat to the young

UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:13 PM IST
According to Unicef, over 460 million children have been unable to access remote learning tools last year. The harms extend to their health too. Disruptions in health services in lower- and middle-income countries could contribute an additional two million under-five deaths.
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The coronavirus strain(Unsplash)
The coronavirus strain(Unsplash)

2021: Year of the shot in the Arm

By Binayak Dasgupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 03:17 AM IST
The experiences in the US, the UK, and several European countries over 2020 have demonstrated that the factory-to-syringe process can throw up several challenges, and that even the most resourceful of nations can struggle with a process that can be as labyrinthine as it needs to be precise.
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Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has a jam-packed 2021
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has a jam-packed 2021

Ayushmann Khurrana: Content landscape has been changed by the pandemic, the industry has to make superlative cinema to pull people back to the theatres

By Juhi Chakraborty | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 01:24 PM IST
2020 saw Khurrana play the role of a gay man on screen in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. He also had a direct-to-digital release with Gulabo Sitabo.
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COVAXX, a unit of privately-owned United Biomedical Inc, plans to pursue mid- and late-stage trials for the vaccine candidate from early 2021 in Asia, Latin America and the United States.(Reuters file photo)
COVAXX, a unit of privately-owned United Biomedical Inc, plans to pursue mid- and late-stage trials for the vaccine candidate from early 2021 in Asia, Latin America and the United States.(Reuters file photo)

Aurobindo Pharma to make COVAXX’s potential Covid-19 vaccine for India, UNICEF

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 10:23 AM IST
The Indian drugmaker also has non-exclusive rights to sell the shot — which is currently undergoing an early-stage trial — in certain other emerging markets, the Hyderabad-based company said in an exchange filing.
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Britain's Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg arrives to attend a Cabinet meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London.(REUTERS/FILE)
Britain's Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg arrives to attend a Cabinet meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London.(REUTERS/FILE)

‘Scandal… political stunt,’ says UK minister on Unicef feeding poor kids in London

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:00 PM IST
Asked about the Unicef’s initiative, Jacob Rees-Mogg, leader of the UK House of Commons with a cabinet ministerial status, criticised the UN body, saying it should be ashamed of itself
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In most cases, needy parents receive a dowry for their daughter — a bit of land or livestock that can provide income, or cash and a promise to take over financial responsibility for the young bride.(File photo)
In most cases, needy parents receive a dowry for their daughter — a bit of land or livestock that can provide income, or cash and a promise to take over financial responsibility for the young bride.(File photo)

Families marry off daughters to ease finances amid Covid-19

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Sierra Leone
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 07:50 PM IST
Many countries had made progress against such traditional and transactional marriages of girls in recent decades, but Covid-19’s economic havoc has caused significant backsliding: The United Nations estimates that hardships resulting from Covid-19 will drive 13 million more girls to marry before the age of 18.
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One in four health centres worldwide lacks access to water(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
One in four health centres worldwide lacks access to water(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Health centre water crisis increasing Covid-19 risk: WHO

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Geneva
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 06:12 AM IST
The lack of this basic amenity endangers patients and staff alike at such centres, the WHO said in a joint report with the UN children’s agency UNICEF. The study was based on data from 165 countries.
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The temple administration on Saturday decided to open the temple for devotees in a graded manner from December 23 onwards.(Arabinda Mahapatra/ HT Photo (Representative Image))
The temple administration on Saturday decided to open the temple for devotees in a graded manner from December 23 onwards.(Arabinda Mahapatra/ HT Photo (Representative Image))

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9pm: Puri Jagannath temple to open on December 23 and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 09:01 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Representational Image.(File photo)
Representational Image.(File photo)

South-East Asia Region: WHO, regulators and manufacturers discuss fast-tracking of Covid vaccine roll-out

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 02:30 PM IST
This was the second such meeting with vaccine manufacturers and regulators organised in WHO South East Asia Region, with the first held in April
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UNICEF.(twitter/UNICEF)
UNICEF.(twitter/UNICEF)

64% children in childcare institutions sent home: UNICEF

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 06:03 PM IST
The apex court had taken suo-motu note in April of the condition of the children in protection, juvenile and foster or kinship homes across the country amid the pandemic, issuing directions to the state governments and other authorities to protect them.
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The Governor said the supply of adequate, accessible, equitable and quality water supply is the soul of Jal Jeevan Mission.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo for representation)
The Governor said the supply of adequate, accessible, equitable and quality water supply is the soul of Jal Jeevan Mission.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo for representation)

Achieve target to provide safe drinking water to all by 2024, says Andhra Pradesh Governor

By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Vijayawada
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 10:39 AM IST
Governor Harichandan participated as Chief Guest at the inaugural session of the three-day Conclave being held with the theme of “Hygiene Matters” .
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Photo of former Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar(Twitter)
Photo of former Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar(Twitter)

Sachin Tendulkar helps in treatment of underprivileged kids across six states

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 04:40 PM IST
Children from underprivileged families, suffering from critical ailments and those who cannot afford to follow up on their elective medical costs, got the support from Tendulkar’s foundation.
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Last month, UNICEF began a process to stockpile more than 1 billion syringes by 2021.(REUTERS)
Last month, UNICEF began a process to stockpile more than 1 billion syringes by 2021.(REUTERS)

UNICEF gearing up for ‘mammoth operation’ to deliver Covid-19 vaccines globally

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | United Nations
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 09:33 PM IST
UNICEF is leading efforts to procure and deliver vaccines from manufacturers that have agreements with the COVAX Facility.
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The image shows singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo at the opening of the new photography exhibit "REFUGEE" at The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
The image shows singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo at the opening of the new photography exhibit "REFUGEE" at The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Peace Through Music: Artists participate in global event for social justice for 75th anniversary of United Nations

By Associated Press | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja | Nashville, Tennessee
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 04:31 PM IST
The musicians are part of an online fundraising concert on December 1 called Peace Through Music: A Global Event For Social Justice, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
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At a G20 summit this weekend, leaders of the biggest 20 world economies pledged to ensure the equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, drugs and tests so that poorer countries are not left out.(REUTERS)
At a G20 summit this weekend, leaders of the biggest 20 world economies pledged to ensure the equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, drugs and tests so that poorer countries are not left out.(REUTERS)

UNICEF says to ship 2 billion Covid vaccines to poor nations in 2021

By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | London
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2020 05:37 AM IST
UNICEF said it was working with over 350 airlines and freight companies to deliver vaccines and 1 billion syringes to poor countries such as Burundi, Afghanistan and Yemen as part of COVAX, a global Covid-19 vaccine allocation plan with the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal.(HT file)
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal.(HT file)

Parents, teachers should work together to promote children’s rights: Assam CM Sonowal

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Guwahati
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 11:24 AM IST
Interacting with a delegation of children and officials under the banner of UNICEF, the chief minister exhorted the need for dialogues and translating them into actions for building a better world for children where they will be free from violence.
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“This partnership will further strengthen the efforts of the government to support the young people of Delhi by creating pathways to aspirational careers,” said Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF India Representative.(File Photo. Representative image)
“This partnership will further strengthen the efforts of the government to support the young people of Delhi by creating pathways to aspirational careers,” said Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF India Representative.(File Photo. Representative image)

Delhi govt inks MoU with UNICEF to help youth find jobs via govt portal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 07:20 AM IST
“Delhi government signed an MoU with YuWaah of UNICEF to connect 10 million youth of Delhi with jobs. The partnership will make Delhi government’s Rozgaar Bazaar portal a robust one-stop solution for young people seeking jobs. While the world awaits a Covid19 vaccine, the Delhi government is working on providing jobs to the youth through impactful collaborations,” said deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia
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“If borders remain closed, travel curtailed, fleets grounded and employees furloughed, the capacity to deliver life-saving vaccines will be very much compromised.”(Unsplash)
“If borders remain closed, travel curtailed, fleets grounded and employees furloughed, the capacity to deliver life-saving vaccines will be very much compromised.”(Unsplash)

Travel restrictions challenge vaccine roll-out, airlines warn

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Paris
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 10:30 AM IST
Air cargo operators may struggle to distribute new Covid-19 vaccines effectively unless pandemic travel restrictions are eased.
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Minors engaged in factory work in Seelampur, New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
Minors engaged in factory work in Seelampur, New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)

Parents in debt, out of work, school kids in city forced into child labour

By Fareeha Iftikhar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 04:03 AM IST
With classes being shifted online, education has taken a back-seat for the majority of these children who do not have access to electronic devices and the internet.
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Iconic monuments will light up in blue under the #GoBlue campaign(HT Photo)
Iconic monuments will light up in blue under the #GoBlue campaign(HT Photo)

Rashtrapati Bhavan, Qutub Minar and other monuments to #GoBlue on World Children’s Day

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 03:28 PM IST
UNICEF in partnership with Parliamentarian’s Group for Children (PGC) is organizing a Climate Parliament with Children on November 20, under the leadership of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, and 30 members of Parliament.
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File image of Sachin Tendulkar.(Getty Images)
File image of Sachin Tendulkar.(Getty Images)

Sachin Tendulkar donates medical equipments to Assam hospital

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 05:51 PM IST
Tendulkar, who is also the ‘Goodwill ambassador of UNICEF’, has donated equipments required in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to the Makunda hospital located in Assam’s Karimganj district.
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Vaccination coverage gaps have been further exacerbated in 2020 by Covid-19, and the WHO said data on measles death rates for 2019, due to be released next week, “will show the continued negative toll that sustained outbreaks are having”(REUTERS)
Vaccination coverage gaps have been further exacerbated in 2020 by Covid-19, and the WHO said data on measles death rates for 2019, due to be released next week, “will show the continued negative toll that sustained outbreaks are having”(REUTERS)

UN says needs $665 million to avert measles and polio epidemics

By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | London
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 02:17 AM IST
Issuing an urgent call for funding to avert epidemics of the contagious diseases, the UN children’s fund UNICEF and WHO said $655 million was needed to address “dangerous immunity gaps” in poor and middle-income countries.
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Shweta Singh drew this illustration when she got married to the love of her life
Shweta Singh drew this illustration when she got married to the love of her life

Quick on the draw

By Shruti Nair | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2020 07:53 AM IST
Five doodle artists share one milestone of their lives in the form of an illustration
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Gaya in Bihar was among the top five places in the country that had a large population of child labourers as per surveys.(HT Photo/Representative)
Gaya in Bihar was among the top five places in the country that had a large population of child labourers as per surveys.(HT Photo/Representative)

Charter reminds political parties Bihar’s future is also about its children

By Reena | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 01:43 PM IST
Unicef is involved in an initiative to prepare a charter of demands on behalf of children in Bihar for political parties busy fighting elections in the state.
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According to UNICEF, the U.N. children’s agency, recent gains in the fight against child labour are at risk because of the pandemic.(Associated Press)
According to UNICEF, the U.N. children’s agency, recent gains in the fight against child labour are at risk because of the pandemic.(Associated Press)

From ‘role models’ to sex workers: Kenya’s child labour rises

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Nairobi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 08:11 PM IST
From their rented room in Kenya’s capital, the girls say the risk of getting infected with the coronavirus or HIV does not weigh heavily on them in a time when survival is paramount.
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The agency said as soon as Covid-19 vaccines successfully emerge from trials and are licensed and recommended for use, the world will need as many syringes as doses of vaccine.(HT Archive)
The agency said as soon as Covid-19 vaccines successfully emerge from trials and are licensed and recommended for use, the world will need as many syringes as doses of vaccine.(HT Archive)

UNICEF prepares for Covid-19 vaccinations, to stockpile half a bn syringes by end of 2020

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 01:55 PM IST
The agency said as soon as Covid-19 vaccines successfully emerge from trials and are licensed and recommended for use, the world will need as many syringes as doses of vaccine.
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Reading, writing and times tables are giving way to sweat, blisters and fading hopes for a better life.(Unsplash)
Reading, writing and times tables are giving way to sweat, blisters and fading hopes for a better life.(Unsplash)

Pandemic driving children back to work, jeopardising gains

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Jotolchen (Mexico)
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 12:32 PM IST
The coronavirus pandemic is threatening the future of a generation of the world’s children, depriving them of schooling and sending them to work.
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Teacher teaches a student at Government Girls Senior Secondary School as schools reopened after more than 5-months closure due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, in Gurugram on Monday.(ANI)
Teacher teaches a student at Government Girls Senior Secondary School as schools reopened after more than 5-months closure due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, in Gurugram on Monday.(ANI)

Education post Covid-19: UNESCO to convene special session of global education meeting next month

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 11:33 AM IST
The UNESCO will convene an extraordinary session of Global Education Meeting (GEM) next month for exchange among high-level political leaders, policy makers and global education experts to protect and rethink education in the current and post-COVID-19 world.
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