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Tableau of Ladakh during the Republic Day parade at Rajpath on Tuesday. (Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

Smaller crowd, masks mark Republic Day celebrations

By Kainat Sarfaraz, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:15 AM IST
  • While more than 100,000 people attended the parade during the previous years, with Covid-19 norms in place on Tuesday, the crowd was limited to 25,000.
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Haryana farmers welcome farmers of Punjab moving towards Delhi to take part in their Jan 26 tractor rally, as part of the ongoing agitation against farm reform laws, at Shambu Punjab-Haryana border near Patiala. (PTI Photo)
Haryana farmers welcome farmers of Punjab moving towards Delhi to take part in their Jan 26 tractor rally, as part of the ongoing agitation against farm reform laws, at Shambu Punjab-Haryana border near Patiala. (PTI Photo)

Leaders condemn violence, Opposition seeks repeal of laws

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:12 AM IST
  • The Opposition, including the Congress, alleges that the government rushed the farm laws without proper discussion in Parliament. The Centre, however, says the reforms will lead to new opportunities in agriculture trade.
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Farmers on a sit-in protest against new farm laws, at Lehra Bega toll plaza in Bathinda, Punjab. (Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Farmers on a sit-in protest against new farm laws, at Lehra Bega toll plaza in Bathinda, Punjab. (Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Farmers voice disappointment, anger in Punjab and Haryana

By Aneesha Sareen, Neeraj Mohan, Hindustan Times, Amritsar/ludhiana/ Karnal/ Rohtak
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:09 AM IST
  • Even farmers, who were earlier excited about the tractor rally and spent the day glued to their phones and television sets, said the violence on the streets of Delhi and outside the Red Fort weakened the movement.
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Google, through its counsel, had submitted that since no relief was claimed or made-out against it, it should not be made a party in the matter.(Reuters)
Google, through its counsel, had submitted that since no relief was claimed or made-out against it, it should not be made a party in the matter.(Reuters)

Delhi HC seeks Google’s advice on removal of offensive posts

By Richa banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:02 AM IST
  • The court was hearing a plea by a law student from Bengaluru who alleged that her photographs were mischievously and illegally lifted from social media websites and uploaded on pornographic websites.
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Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala being taken to Victoria hospital for a scan from Bowring hospital after her health deteriorated in the Parappana Agrahara Prison, in Bengaluru. (PTI Photo)
Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala being taken to Victoria hospital for a scan from Bowring hospital after her health deteriorated in the Parappana Agrahara Prison, in Bengaluru. (PTI Photo)

VK Sasikala to be released today

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:58 AM IST
  • The AIADMK’s top leaders have issued a gag order to party members.
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Men work near the Parliament in New Delhi. (AFP)
Men work near the Parliament in New Delhi. (AFP)

House canteen dishes out new menu, hikes prices

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:55 AM IST
  • The parliament canteen, now run by ITDC will offer as many as 58 items, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, from January 27.
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Uttarpara MLA Prabir Ghosal stepped step down as a district core committee member and spokesperson of the Hooghly district. (HT)
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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