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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before their bilateral talk, at Hyderabad House.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before their bilateral talk, at Hyderabad House.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

How Dhaka got vaccines from India after China asked it to share trial costs

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:16 AM IST
India, in sharp contrast, sent a gift of two million doses of Covishield vaccine to Dhaka on January 21 as well as facilitated a commercial contract of 30 million doses with the Pune-based SII.
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Members of a Chinese military honour guard stand at attention during a rehearsal before the parade in Beijing. In his speech, Xi said China “must adhere” to the one country, two systems policy governing Hong Kong and “maintain the long-term prosperity and stability” of the city. (Mark Schiefelbein / AP)
Members of a Chinese military honour guard stand at attention during a rehearsal before the parade in Beijing. In his speech, Xi said China “must adhere” to the one country, two systems policy governing Hong Kong and “maintain the long-term prosperity and stability” of the city. (Mark Schiefelbein / AP)

Chinese military pressure on Taiwan threatens regional peace, stability: US

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:10 AM IST
The US will continue to support a peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues, consistent with the wishes and best interests of the people on Taiwan, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said.
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Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(AP)
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(AP)

Texan man charged in Capitol riot tweeted 'Assassinate AOC': FBI

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:21 AM IST
Garret Miller, who is from the Dallas suburb of Richardson, was arrested Friday after being named in a five-count federal complaint.
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The post has gathered more than 16,000 likes and the numbers are quickly increasing.(Twitter/@International Space Station)
The post has gathered more than 16,000 likes and the numbers are quickly increasing.(Twitter/@International Space Station)

ISS shares awe-inspiring pictures of Earth's aurora from space. Seen them yet?

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:36 AM IST
“The station's orbit takes it as high 51.6° above the equator offering awe-inspiring views of the Earth's aurora in between the city lights and the twinkling stars,” ISS tweeted.
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India's Shubman Gill bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)
India's Shubman Gill bats during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(AP)

Rishabh Pant is my hero, go-to person

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:45 AM IST
  • It was a quiet welcome as the youngster returned home to Mohali with the country still celebrating the 2-1 comeback victory.
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Rahul Dravid and his email to Kevin Pietersen
Rahul Dravid and his email to Kevin Pietersen

Pietersen wants ECB to 'print' Dravid's email and give it to young Eng batsmen

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:52 PM IST
Kevin Pietersen first took to Twitter to and said Rahul Dravid’s email had changed his game against spin-bowling. “Crawley & Sibley need to go find the email that Dravid sent me about playing spin. Changed my game!” he wrote.
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Australia's captain Tim Paine speaks to India's Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari after a draw on day 5 of the third cricket test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia(REUTERS)
Australia's captain Tim Paine speaks to India's Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari after a draw on day 5 of the third cricket test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia(REUTERS)

When Australian players were inside, we were not allowed to use the lift: Ashwin

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:54 PM IST
India off-spinner R Ashwin in his YouTube conversation with fielding coach R Sridhar added another chapter to off the field incidents in Australia by revealing that Indian cricketers were not allowed to enter the lift in Sydney if any member of the Australian squad was already inside it.
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England's James Anderson(Twitter)

Anderson hits Sri Lanka for six as Root anchors England reply

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:10 PM IST
Joe Root scored a breezy, unbeaten 67 and will resume on the third morning with Jonny Bairstow, who has 24. The pair have put on 93 for the third wicket at a rate of more than four runs per over to dig the tourists out of some early strife.
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Greg Chappell.(Reuters)

'Our young cricketers are weekend warriors compared to their Indian compatriots'

By hindustantimes.com | PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:49 PM IST
In the last Test in Brisbane, India were playing a highly inexperienced bowling attack with T Natarajan, Washington Sundar making their debuts while Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini played their first match in Sydney and Shardul Thakur had only played a single Test match before Brisbane.
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Navya Naveli Nanda is quite popular on Instagram.
Navya Naveli Nanda is quite popular on Instagram.

Navya Nanda shares pics with brother Agastya; Neetu, Alia shower it with love

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:24 AM IST
Amitabh Bachchan's granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda has shared a rather sweet picture with her brother Agastya. Reacting to it were a number of their friends and family from Bollywood.
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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal will marry on Sunday.
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal will marry on Sunday.

Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal wedding: 'Last marriage in our family', says Anil

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:29 AM IST
Actor Varun Dhawan's wedding to designer Natasha Dalal will be the last one in the Dhawan household from his generation, his uncle and actor Anil Dhawan has said.
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Sutapa Sikdar and Irrfan Khan in a throwback picture she shared.(Facebook)
Sutapa Sikdar and Irrfan Khan in a throwback picture she shared.(Facebook)

Sutapa Sikdar remembers Irrfan Khan on her birthday

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:30 AM IST
Sutapa Sikdar remembered her husband, late Irrfan Khan, on her birthday. She mentioned how he could never remember birthdays. She also posted a picture from the time when he had forgotten her birthday.
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Swara Bhasker in a still from Aapke Kamrey Mein Koi Rahta Hai.
Swara Bhasker in a still from Aapke Kamrey Mein Koi Rahta Hai.

Swara: 'No society in Mumbai was ready to rent a house to two single girls'

By Ruchi Kaushal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:21 AM IST
Swara Bhasker reveals how she faced a tough time looking for a house in Mumbai during her early days in the city while she was trying to get into the film industry.
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Eijaz Khan recently stepped out of the show for prior commitments.(Colors)
Eijaz Khan recently stepped out of the show for prior commitments.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 109: Kamya says Eijaz is arrogant and over-confident

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:22 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 written update day 109: Rakhi Sawant, Abhinav Shukla and Rubina Dilaik discussed their married lives, while Eijaz revealed he was with Pavitra Punia.
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Fauci said Biden will issue a directive on Thursday that shows US intention to join the COVAX effort to deploy vaccines to people in need in rich and poor countries.(Bloomberg)
Fauci said Biden will issue a directive on Thursday that shows US intention to join the COVAX effort to deploy vaccines to people in need in rich and poor countries.(Bloomberg)

Joe Biden’s US to bolster coronavirus fight

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:34 AM IST
“I am honoured to announce that the United States will remain a member” of the WHO, Biden’s top adviser on the pandemic, Dr Anthony Fauci told a virtual meeting of the world body.
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In 2014, Biden, then the US Vice President, had hosted a lunch for the Indian prime minister at the state department during his visit. (REUTERS)
In 2014, Biden, then the US Vice President, had hosted a lunch for the Indian prime minister at the state department during his visit. (REUTERS)

Biden supports ‘successful’ ties between US, India leaders, says White House

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:14 AM IST
  • As the new administration settles in, policy makers and experts in both the US and India are eager to know Washington's policy and approach on India.
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President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in the State Dinning Room of the White House on Thursday. (AP Photo)
President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in the State Dinning Room of the White House on Thursday. (AP Photo)

Joe Biden has no plans to call Donald Trump: White House

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:12 AM IST
Donald Trump did not attend Joe Biden's inauguration, a rare for an outgoing president.
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US Vice President Kamala Harris listens as US President Joe Biden speaks on his administrations' Covid-19 response.(Bloomberg Photo)
US Vice President Kamala Harris listens as US President Joe Biden speaks on his administrations' Covid-19 response.(Bloomberg Photo)

Kamala Harris as vice president further cements India-US ties: White House

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:59 AM IST
"Certainly, historic moment for all of us in this country but a further cementing of the importance of our relationship,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Kamala Harris election as vice president.
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President Joe Biden holds a booklet as he speaks about the coronavirus in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)(AP)
President Joe Biden holds a booklet as he speaks about the coronavirus in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)(AP)

Joe Biden's US revives support for WHO, reversing Donald Trump retreat

AP, Geneva
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:31 AM IST
Just hours after Biden’s inauguration Wednesday, he wrote a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres saying the US had reversed the planned pullout from the WHO.
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SRK-Gauri Khan's Alibaug villa hosts Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal's wedding guests(Twitter/srkfanShah/BOWorldwide)
SRK-Gauri Khan's Alibaug villa hosts Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal's wedding guests(Twitter/srkfanShah/BOWorldwide)

SRK-Gauri Khan's Alibaug villa hosts Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal's wedding guests

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:00 AM IST
  • Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan open the doors of their palatial beachfront Alibaug bungalow to welcome Dhawan family and their guests as Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal gear up to tie the knot on Sunday
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In portrait series 'The Apprentice', Israeli artist paints 120 shades of Trump(Twitter/aletrocino/essie224)
In portrait series 'The Apprentice', Israeli artist paints 120 shades of Trump(Twitter/aletrocino/essie224)

In portrait series 'The Apprentice', Israeli artist paints 120 shades of Trump

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UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:16 AM IST
  • From painting 'an icon' to a 'tragic figure', Israeli painter Iddo Markus flaunts oil-colour works on canvas and wood that feature 120 shades of Donald Trump as a part of a portrait series - 'The Apprentice'
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Tunisia extends curfew as Covid-19 'at a critical juncture', bans protests(Twitter/TheMosaicRooms)
Tunisia extends curfew as Covid-19 'at a critical juncture', bans protests(Twitter/TheMosaicRooms)

Tunisia extends curfew as Covid-19 'at a critical juncture', bans protests

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:48 AM IST
  • Amid rising Covid-19 cases which are also among the highest rates in Africa, Tunisia announces new restrictions and bans protests that erupted soon after the new lockdown measures were announced
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Coronavirus: Doctors say 'don't talk on public transport'

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:52 PM IST
French doctors have new advice to slow the spread of the virus: stop talking on public transport.
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Even one alcoholic drink per day can increase risk of atrial fibrillation

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:47 PM IST
A recent study revealed that individuals who regularly drink a humble measure of liquor are at a higher risk of atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart pulsates in a strange rhythm.
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The image shows the four-feet-long python.(Wildlife SOS)

Sick python spotted in septic tank in Agra, rescued later

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:55 AM IST
The python was found unwell and has been kept at the hospital of wild life under the supervision of veterinary doctors.
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The post has gathered more than 16,000 likes and the numbers are quickly increasing.(Twitter/@International Space Station)
The post has gathered more than 16,000 likes and the numbers are quickly increasing.(Twitter/@International Space Station)

ISS shares awe-inspiring pictures of Earth's aurora from space. Seen them yet?

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:36 AM IST
“The station's orbit takes it as high 51.6° above the equator offering awe-inspiring views of the Earth's aurora in between the city lights and the twinkling stars,” ISS tweeted.
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The image shows the jawans carrying the mom and her newborn.(Twitter/@@ChinarcorpsIA)
The image shows the jawans carrying the mom and her newborn.(Twitter/@@ChinarcorpsIA)

Watch: Soldiers cross knee-deep snow to help mom, newborn reach home in J&K

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:47 AM IST
Taking to Twitter, the Chinar Corps of the Indian Army said that the soldiers carried the wife and newborn of Farooq Khasana, a resident of Dardpora, for 6 km in knee-deep snow and helped them to reach their home.
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The 14-year-old boy created the portrait as a Republic Day gift for PM Modi.(Twitter/@MOS_MEA)
The 14-year-old boy created the portrait as a Republic Day gift for PM Modi.(Twitter/@MOS_MEA)

Dubai-based Indian boy creates amazing portrait of PM Modi as Republic Day gift

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:19 AM IST
The six-layered stencil portrait of PM Modi is made by Saran Sasikumar.
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People can't stop appreciating the artist's creativity.(Instagram/@jkonkkola_origami)
People can't stop appreciating the artist's creativity.(Instagram/@jkonkkola_origami)

Artist creates intricate origami samurai figure from a single paper sheet

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:49 PM IST
The artist shared that it took him three months to create this artwork.
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Farmers from all across the country are marching towards Delhi in order to take part in 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' on the occasion of Republic Day. Tractors from Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan have reached on Tikri border.(ANI)
Farmers from all across the country are marching towards Delhi in order to take part in 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' on the occasion of Republic Day. Tractors from Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan have reached on Tikri border.(ANI)

Farmers march from Nashik to Mumbai to take part in 'Kisan Gantantra Parade'

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:29 AM IST
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has asked the farmers to take part in the agitation from January 23 to 26, including rallies to the Governors of states.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before their bilateral talk, at Hyderabad House.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before their bilateral talk, at Hyderabad House.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

How Dhaka got vaccines from India after China asked it to share trial costs

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:16 AM IST
India, in sharp contrast, sent a gift of two million doses of Covishield vaccine to Dhaka on January 21 as well as facilitated a commercial contract of 30 million doses with the Pune-based SII.
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Fog seen engulfed during the early hours of the morning in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
Fog seen engulfed during the early hours of the morning in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Cold wave and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:54 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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The problem of child pornography on the internet and social media has increased during the pandemic, says an expert. (iStockphoto/Representative Image)
The problem of child pornography on the internet and social media has increased during the pandemic, says an expert. (iStockphoto/Representative Image)

Sharp rise in child pornography cases worry experts

By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:47 AM IST
  • Kerala seems to have made considerable progress in tackling the menace, statistics show.
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ITBP personnel during the full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day Parade, in New Delhi on Saturday.
ITBP personnel during the full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day Parade, in New Delhi on Saturday.

Woman fighter pilot, soldiers in masks: Key things to watch for this R-Day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:29 AM IST
In more than five decades, this year's parade will be the first Republic Day parade to be organised without a chief guest. Before this, there were no chief guests during the Republic Day parade in 1952, 1953 and 1966.
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Malaysia and Vietnam are two of the countries that have over-lapping claims to parts of the South China Sea. China claims most of the waterway.(Reuters/ Representative)
Malaysia and Vietnam are two of the countries that have over-lapping claims to parts of the South China Sea. China claims most of the waterway.(Reuters/ Representative)

Malaysia detains 16 Vietnamese fishermen, two boats for trespassing

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:27 AM IST
"Checks conducted on the two boats found that 16 crew members including the skippers, aged 18 to 62, did not have any valid identification documents nor possessed any licence to fish in the country's waters," Terengganu MMEA director Captain Muhammad Suffi Mohd Ramli was reported as saying.
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Members of a Chinese military honour guard stand at attention during a rehearsal before the parade in Beijing. In his speech, Xi said China “must adhere” to the one country, two systems policy governing Hong Kong and “maintain the long-term prosperity and stability” of the city. (Mark Schiefelbein / AP)
Members of a Chinese military honour guard stand at attention during a rehearsal before the parade in Beijing. In his speech, Xi said China “must adhere” to the one country, two systems policy governing Hong Kong and “maintain the long-term prosperity and stability” of the city. (Mark Schiefelbein / AP)

Chinese military pressure on Taiwan threatens regional peace, stability: US

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:10 AM IST
The US will continue to support a peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues, consistent with the wishes and best interests of the people on Taiwan, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said.
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Trump was impeached on the charge of “incitement of insurrection” by the House last week in a bipartisan vote.(HT_PRINT)
Trump was impeached on the charge of “incitement of insurrection” by the House last week in a bipartisan vote.(HT_PRINT)

Donald Trump’s impeachment trial to start on February 9

By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:44 AM IST
The House will convey the article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday at 7pm, as announced earlier on Friday. The delay will allow the Senate to confirm President Joe Biden’s cabinet nominees.
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Sullivan “underscored that the US will support the peace process with a robust and regional diplomatic effort”, said a readout from the US national security council.(AP)
Sullivan “underscored that the US will support the peace process with a robust and regional diplomatic effort”, said a readout from the US national security council.(AP)

Biden administration to review Taliban deal

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:42 AM IST
The commitment, made by new US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan during a phone call to his Afghan counterpart Hamdullah Mohib, comes against the backdrop of concern in the region over a surge in violence and assassinations blamed on the Taliban.
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In Hong Kong, authorities said an area comprising 16 buildings in the city’s Yau Tsim Mong district would be locked down until all residents were tested.(Twitter/stellarpbtech)
In Hong Kong, authorities said an area comprising 16 buildings in the city’s Yau Tsim Mong district would be locked down until all residents were tested.(Twitter/stellarpbtech)

Global Covid-19 infections near 100 million mark

By HT Correspondent, Hong Kong/washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:39 AM IST
The US, India, Brazil, Russia and the UK are the five worst-hit countries, with the widely followed Johns Hopkins University tracker’s worldwide tally showing 98.27 million infections as of Saturday evening. The disease has claimed over 2.1 million lives around the world.
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Swara Bhasker in a still from Aapke Kamrey Mein Koi Rahta Hai.
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Swara: 'No society in Mumbai was ready to rent a house to two single girls'

By Ruchi Kaushal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:21 AM IST
Swara Bhasker reveals how she faced a tough time looking for a house in Mumbai during her early days in the city while she was trying to get into the film industry.
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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal will marry on Sunday.
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal will marry on Sunday.

Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal wedding: 'Last marriage in our family', says Anil

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:29 AM IST
Actor Varun Dhawan's wedding to designer Natasha Dalal will be the last one in the Dhawan household from his generation, his uncle and actor Anil Dhawan has said.
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India's Ravichandran Ashwin throws the ball to a teammate during play on day two of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.(AP)
India's Ravichandran Ashwin throws the ball to a teammate during play on day two of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.(AP)

Ashwin recalls what irked Indian cricketers before Brisbane Test

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:42 AM IST
  • India off-spinner R Ashwin explained why the Indian cricketers were against going under another round of strict quarantine before the Brisbane Test. Ashwin gave the example of the Queensland government’s decision to allow a certain capacity of spectators to give reasons behind India’s firm stance.
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This picture of Varun Dhawan and his friends has made its way online.
This picture of Varun Dhawan and his friends has made its way online.

Varun Dhawan chills with his gang of boys in first picture from wedding

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:17 PM IST
Actor Varun Dhawan is having a tonne of fun with his best mates at his wedding in Alibaug. The first picture from the venue shows him with his friends in traditional attire.
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Sutapa Sikdar and Irrfan Khan in a throwback picture she shared.(Facebook)
Sutapa Sikdar and Irrfan Khan in a throwback picture she shared.(Facebook)

Sutapa Sikdar remembers Irrfan Khan on her birthday

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:30 AM IST
Sutapa Sikdar remembered her husband, late Irrfan Khan, on her birthday. She mentioned how he could never remember birthdays. She also posted a picture from the time when he had forgotten her birthday.
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File image of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy.(File)

Rankireddy hopes up after Thai Open doubles run

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:55 AM IST
  • Either side of the Covid bout though Rankireddy ensured he trained regularly to keep fitness levels up. That was on show during the two Thailand Opens—where the Indian campaign ended on Saturday.
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Narsingh Yadav loses to Amit Dhankar.(Narsingh Yadav/Instagram)
Narsingh Yadav loses to Amit Dhankar.(Narsingh Yadav/Instagram)

Wrestling nationals: Sandeep emerges surprise champion in 74kg; Narsingh loses

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:54 AM IST
  • Narsingh Pancham Yadav, returning to action after four years of doping suspension, had a very good start as he defeated young Gaurav Baliyan, the defending champion, without breaking much sweat (10-0), but lost a close bout to Dhankar (4-3) in the next round.
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Athletics generic image.(File)

SAI takes steps to ensure no drop in intensity of athletes returning to training

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:29 PM IST
In a statement, SAI said the measure has been introduced to ensure that athletes are able to maintain continuity in their training programme.
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Satwiksairaj Rankireddy(R) and Chirag Shetty. File(Getty Images)

Satwik-Chirag's impressive run ends with semifinal defeat at Thailand Open

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:18 PM IST
The Indian pair had participated in Super 1000 events in 2018 ad 2019 but this is the first time it entered the semifinals.
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WWE Superstar Spectacle.(WWE)

Triple H interview: Why WWE decided to hold Superstar Spectacle for India

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:23 PM IST
  • It is something of an unprecedented move that a WWE show will be produced specially for the Indian audience and will showcase a lot of top WWE superstars. WWE haven’t done that for a non-UK, non-US population and it shows how much the company values the country in their growth plans.
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Pushing against the climate crisis — in spite of the terrible fire and hurricane damage — was his way of putting the economy before all else. This is what Biden-Harris will have to overcome with smart policies and even smarter communication. (AFP)
Pushing against the climate crisis — in spite of the terrible fire and hurricane damage — was his way of putting the economy before all else. This is what Biden-Harris will have to overcome with smart policies and even smarter communication. (AFP)

On climate, what the US needs to do

By Sunita Narain
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:25 AM IST
Joe Biden has done well to rejoin the Paris accord. But his administration will have to overcome Trumpism, take responsibility for historic emissions, and change energy consumption patterns at home
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In India, many women in general and those with disabilities in particular have to face poverty, poor health conditions, little or no income, lower education levels and isolation. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
In India, many women in general and those with disabilities in particular have to face poverty, poor health conditions, little or no income, lower education levels and isolation. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Focusing on women with disabilities

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:25 AM IST
Government schemes, which have been a lifeline for so many women in these trying times, must be responsive to the needs of women with disabilities. For a start, the government could use its robust grassroots systems with its health workers to create awareness in families about the need to not compromise on health and education for women with disabilities.
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US President Joe Biden swears in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, January 20, 2021 (REUTERS)
US President Joe Biden swears in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, January 20, 2021 (REUTERS)

How I erred on Biden and Blinken

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:26 AM IST
For a man who makes a career out of talking, I missed out on two God-given opportunities because I felt I had nothing to say. I met Biden in July 2013 in Delhi, but didn’t take sufficient interest in him. in 2015, i interviewed Antony Blinken, but failed to stay in touch
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The JPC, hence, has a daunting task ahead, balancing the needs of State security against individual privacy. Giving entry to security agencies will compromise the encryption grid and data of millions. The State has to collaborate with tech giants in using the meta-data more meaningfully and for meeting other requirements without breaking the encryption. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The JPC, hence, has a daunting task ahead, balancing the needs of State security against individual privacy. Giving entry to security agencies will compromise the encryption grid and data of millions. The State has to collaborate with tech giants in using the meta-data more meaningfully and for meeting other requirements without breaking the encryption. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Data bill: The security vs privacy debate

By Yashovardhan Azad
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:26 AM IST
The Data Protection Bill also does not touch upon State surveillance methods. Who watches over the watchers? How can an officer of the same rank give permission to another for snooping? And how can another in the same system oversee its justification?
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Part of the continuing fascination with Bose is the attraction of the rebel. His dramatic escape from house arrest in Calcutta in 1941 and arrival in Berlin is the stuff of myth.(HT Archives)
Part of the continuing fascination with Bose is the attraction of the rebel. His dramatic escape from house arrest in Calcutta in 1941 and arrival in Berlin is the stuff of myth.(HT Archives)

The patriot who will never die

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:01 PM IST
As West Bengal heads to elections this year, Netaji’s legacy is once again up for grabs. The central government has announced that Netaji’s birth anniversary will be celebrated as Parakram Diwas.
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Navya Naveli Nanda is quite popular on Instagram.
Navya Naveli Nanda is quite popular on Instagram.

Navya Nanda shares pics with brother Agastya; Neetu, Alia shower it with love

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:24 AM IST
Amitabh Bachchan's granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda has shared a rather sweet picture with her brother Agastya. Reacting to it were a number of their friends and family from Bollywood.
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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal will marry on Sunday.
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal will marry on Sunday.

Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal wedding: 'Last marriage in our family', says Anil

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:29 AM IST
Actor Varun Dhawan's wedding to designer Natasha Dalal will be the last one in the Dhawan household from his generation, his uncle and actor Anil Dhawan has said.
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Sutapa Sikdar and Irrfan Khan in a throwback picture she shared.(Facebook)
Sutapa Sikdar and Irrfan Khan in a throwback picture she shared.(Facebook)

Sutapa Sikdar remembers Irrfan Khan on her birthday

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:30 AM IST
Sutapa Sikdar remembered her husband, late Irrfan Khan, on her birthday. She mentioned how he could never remember birthdays. She also posted a picture from the time when he had forgotten her birthday.
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Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham come together for Pathan, while Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra team up for Thank God.
Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham come together for Pathan, while Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra team up for Thank God.

Pathan, Thank God, Adipurush: Bollywood still believes in two hero films?

By Rishabh Suri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:14 PM IST
A host of two-hero films are in the offing such as Pathan, Thank God, Jug Jug Jeeyo, and more. What’s with this renewed interest after a lull? We talk to actors and makers to ask their take.
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Sara Ali Khan looks stunning in her blue bikini.
Sara Ali Khan looks stunning in her blue bikini.

Sara Ali Khan soaks up the sun in blue swimsuit in postcards from Maldives

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:50 PM IST
Sara Ali Khan has shared more glamorous pictures from her holiday in the Maldives. In the latests photos, she is seen soaking up the sun in a blue bikini.
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Eijaz Khan recently stepped out of the show for prior commitments.(Colors)
Eijaz Khan recently stepped out of the show for prior commitments.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 109: Kamya says Eijaz is arrogant and over-confident

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:22 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 written update day 109: Rakhi Sawant, Abhinav Shukla and Rubina Dilaik discussed their married lives, while Eijaz revealed he was with Pavitra Punia.
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Bernie Sanders does seem unimpressed by the contestant.
Bernie Sanders does seem unimpressed by the contestant.

Rannvijay Singha clearly wins the Bernie Sanders edit with this Roadies meme

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:08 PM IST
After multiple celebrities tried their hands at the Bernie Sanders edit, it was VJ Rannvijay Singha who clearly won. He shared a photo of Bernie, edited into a Roadies audition.
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Actor Avneet Kaur has done TV shows such as Hamari Sister Didi, Chandra Nandini and Aladdin - Naam Toh Suna Hoga. She recently featured in singer Akull’s song Faraar.
Actor Avneet Kaur has done TV shows such as Hamari Sister Didi, Chandra Nandini and Aladdin - Naam Toh Suna Hoga. She recently featured in singer Akull’s song Faraar.

Avneet Kaur on being body shamed: Trolls don’t deserve even a fraction of our attention

By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:47 PM IST
Dancer-actor Avneet Kaur agrees that social media is important, but she insists that it’s neither our life, nor does it define our existence, so one needs to maintain necessary distance.
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Teejay celebrated her birthday on Friday.(Instagram)
Teejay celebrated her birthday on Friday.(Instagram)

Teejay Sidhu celebrates birthday with newborn baby and Karanvir Bohra

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:17 PM IST
Teejay Sidhu and Karanvir Bohra shares sweet messages on Instagram to mark her birthday on Friday.
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Audience will ask tough questions to contestants.
Audience will ask tough questions to contestants.

Bigg Boss 14 promo teases a power-packed Weekend Ka Vaar episode, watch

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:28 PM IST
Bigg Boss Weekend Ka Vaar will see a number of ex-contestants grace the episode as well as few audience, some of whom will grill the current contestants. Rahul Vaidya, Abhinav Shukla and Rubina Dilaik will be asked some tough questions.
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Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director, Reliance Industries Ltdmint(Mint File Photo )
Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director, Reliance Industries Ltdmint(Mint File Photo )

Mukesh Ambani is world’s 11th richest billionaire. Check who else is on the list

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:27 AM IST
Mukesh Ambani's bet on consumer services -- telecom and retail -- seems to be paying off despite the pandemic
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Gadkari said last year that the policy would also help recycle key raw material made available by scrapping vehicles, such as steel, aluminium and plastic, thereby lowering automobile prices.(PTI)
Gadkari said last year that the policy would also help recycle key raw material made available by scrapping vehicles, such as steel, aluminium and plastic, thereby lowering automobile prices.(PTI)

Fee waiver, road tax discount key features of Centre’s draft scrappage policy

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:17 AM IST
Features of the draft policy, one of whose caveats is that the vehicles that are sent to the scrapyard must be dismantled in an environment friendly way, were discussed by the ministry at the 40th meeting of the transport development council chaired by Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday.
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A new trade agreement between the allies is a higher priority for Johnson than it is for Biden.(Reuters)
A new trade agreement between the allies is a higher priority for Johnson than it is for Biden.(Reuters)

UK PM Boris Johnson presses US Prez Joe Biden for new trade deal

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:01 AM IST
The push for a new deal came in a broad-ranging call between the two leaders that touched on the global response to the coronavirus pandemic as well as the Biden administration announcing this week that the U.S. would rejoin the Paris climate accord and the World Health Organization, according to a statement from Downing Street.
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India has allowed local airlines to fly limited schedules since May after two months of a strict nationwide lockdown, gradually opening up the domestic market.(PTI)
India has allowed local airlines to fly limited schedules since May after two months of a strict nationwide lockdown, gradually opening up the domestic market.(PTI)

India’s domestic aviation operations nearing pre-pandemic levels

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:54 PM IST
As many as 257,613 passengers flew locally as on Jan. 22, compared with 30,000 passengers that traveled by air when such flights were restarted on May 25, Puri said in a Twitter post on Saturday.
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Washington : FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden reacts to a reporters question after signing executive orders in the State Dinning Room of the White House, in Washington. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, right, look on. AP/PTI(AP01_23_2021_000009B)(AP)
Washington : FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden reacts to a reporters question after signing executive orders in the State Dinning Room of the White House, in Washington. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, right, look on. AP/PTI(AP01_23_2021_000009B)(AP)

Oil industry reels as Joe Biden targets fossil fuels in first days

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:25 PM IST
  • Officials are worried that technical permitting decisions are being placed in the hands of political appointees, rather than expert regulators in the field. And they’re concerned permits -- or simply changes to them -- will be delayed for existing drilling operations.
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The flames were doused, Atul Garg, Director, DFS said. (HT File Photo)
The flames were doused, Atul Garg, Director, DFS said. (HT File Photo)

Fire breaks out at Akashwani Bhawan in Delhi

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:03 AM IST
A call was received at around 5.57 am. Eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot, said Atul Garg, Director, DFS.
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Mumbai, India - August 21, 2016: People gather together to watch Mother Hippopotamus Shilpa with her newly born Hippopotamus cub at Jijamata Udyaan, Byculla in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, August 21, 2016. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/ Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, India - August 21, 2016: People gather together to watch Mother Hippopotamus Shilpa with her newly born Hippopotamus cub at Jijamata Udyaan, Byculla in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, August 21, 2016. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/ Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

HC directs SPCA to take custody of hippo confined with Asiad Circus management

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:57 AM IST
Justice Prathiba M Singh noted that despite repeated directions, the proprietor of the circus Riazuddin Khan has failed to take a stand on the issue and has not disclosed the location of the male hippopotamus.
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Bhardwaj said that the DDA owes close to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>535 crore to the south corporation.(ANI)
Bhardwaj said that the DDA owes close to 535 crore to the south corporation.(ANI)

AAP says DDA owes civic bodies 2,000 cr; BJP says pursuing matter with Centre

UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:04 AM IST
AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj questioned the BJP as to why the corporations had not initiated the process to get the funds back from the DDA.
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Bharti said he believes in the judiciary and would file an appeal against the judgment in the higher court.(ANI Photo )
Bharti said he believes in the judiciary and would file an appeal against the judgment in the higher court.(ANI Photo )

AAP MLA Somnath Bharti gets two years in jail for attack on AIIMS staff

By Richa banka
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:57 AM IST
Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey also imposed a fine of 1 lakh on Bharti, the MLA from Malviya Nagar. The judge, however, granted Bharti bail to enable him to file an appeal before the high court against the conviction and jail term.
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On January 22, the Kotwali police learnt about the body in the mortuary and showed it to the missing woman’s parents, who identified it as that of their daughter.(HT Archives. Representative image)
On January 22, the Kotwali police learnt about the body in the mortuary and showed it to the missing woman’s parents, who identified it as that of their daughter.(HT Archives. Representative image)

25-year-old woman kidnapped by two men in a car, strangled to death

By karn pratap singh
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:48 AM IST
On Saturday, the police claimed to have solved the kidnapping and murder case after arresting the two suspects and recovering the Santro car in which the murder allegedly took place.
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The Indira Nagar area of Turbhe ward had 13 deaths so far here. However, there was not a single death after June. (Bachchan Kumar/HT photo)
The Indira Nagar area of Turbhe ward had 13 deaths so far here. However, there was not a single death after June. (Bachchan Kumar/HT photo)

Indira Nagar in Turbhe 1st Covid-free area in Navi Mumbai

By Raina Shine, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:01 AM IST
The Indira Nagar area of Turbhe ward has become the first in Navi Mumbai to become Covid-19 free
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A health worker takes a swab sample in Thane. For the first time since the vaccination drive began in Thane, the number of immunisations crossed 102 % on Saturday. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)
A health worker takes a swab sample in Thane. For the first time since the vaccination drive began in Thane, the number of immunisations crossed 102 % on Saturday. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)

Only 1 Covid death in 24 days in Bhiwandi

By Sajana Nambiar, Bhiwandi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:56 AM IST
The Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNCMC) has recorded just a single Covid death in the last 24 days while the daily case count has reduced drastically
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A statue of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, his first in Mumbai, was unveiled in Colaba on his 95th birth anniversary in the presence of leaders of various parties , including his son and CM Uddhav Thackeray, nephew and MNS president Raj Thackeray, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and former CM Devendra Fadnavis. (Pratik Chorge/HT)
A statue of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, his first in Mumbai, was unveiled in Colaba on his 95th birth anniversary in the presence of leaders of various parties , including his son and CM Uddhav Thackeray, nephew and MNS president Raj Thackeray, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and former CM Devendra Fadnavis. (Pratik Chorge/HT)

Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray’s statue unveiled in Mumbai

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:48 AM IST
The nine-feet bronze statue is the first of the Sena supremo in the city, where he established his political party and shaped his political life
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By the end of August last year, 22 graduates had lost their job offers at IIT-B. (HT File)
By the end of August last year, 22 graduates had lost their job offers at IIT-B. (HT File)

Placement offers withdrawn, IIT graduates look for jobs on social media

By Priyanka Sahoo
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:44 AM IST
Sumit (name changed), a mechanical engineer who graduated last year with a dual degree from the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), has been looking for a job on social media since August 2020
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A Covid-19 vaccine shot being administered at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai, on Saturday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
A Covid-19 vaccine shot being administered at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai, on Saturday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

90% turn up again in Mumbai to take their shot against Covid-19

By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:41 AM IST
Mumbai now has a total of 2.65 lakh vaccine vials, having received another 1.25 lakh vaccine vials on Friday
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They have been asked to ensure that all the staff members at Airports received the Covid-19 vaccine as per the existing protocol.(ANI)
They have been asked to ensure that all the staff members at Airports received the Covid-19 vaccine as per the existing protocol.(ANI)

Karnataka: Airport staff to be inoculated for Covid-19

PTI, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:21 PM IST
Commissioner Health and Family Welfare Service, Government of Karnataka issued a circular to this effect on Friday.
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Yediyurappa’s fire fighting may have prevented an imminent explosion of dissent but simmering tensions are likely to play out in the near future that could make life more difficult for the chief minister.(PTI)
Yediyurappa’s fire fighting may have prevented an imminent explosion of dissent but simmering tensions are likely to play out in the near future that could make life more difficult for the chief minister.(PTI)

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa reshuffles cabinet to contain dissent

By Sharan Poovanna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:51 AM IST
The changes were made less than a day after his government distributed and reshuffled several portfolios to newly inducted ministers who were sworn in on January 13 .
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Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. (ANI)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. (ANI)

Karnataka: CM Yediyurappa makes changes in Cabinet to contain dissent

By Sharan Poovanna
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:04 PM IST
The changes were made less than a day after his government distributed and reshuffled several portfolios among ministers who were sworn in on January 13
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This photo provided by Bangalore News Photo shows the remains of a truck carrying explosives that detonated in Shivamogga, 300 kilometers (250 miles) southeast of Bengaluru, India, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. The truck detonated at a stone-crushing unit in southern India, leaving several dead, police said Friday. (Bangalore News Photo via AP)(AP)
This photo provided by Bangalore News Photo shows the remains of a truck carrying explosives that detonated in Shivamogga, 300 kilometers (250 miles) southeast of Bengaluru, India, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. The truck detonated at a stone-crushing unit in southern India, leaving several dead, police said Friday. (Bangalore News Photo via AP)(AP)

Police arrest quarry owner, dynamite supplier after Shivamogga blast: Minister

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 02:01 PM IST
Chief minister BS Yediyurappa told ANI that five people died in the explosion though earlier there were reports of eight people being killed.
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Police at the blast site in Karnataka's Shivamogga on Friday. (ANI Photo )
Police at the blast site in Karnataka's Shivamogga on Friday. (ANI Photo )

Police inspect Shivamogga blast site, CM Yediyurappa orders high-level probe

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:32 AM IST
Police and officials were seen inspecting the blast site in Hunasodu village this morning.
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Only 35% turn up for Covid vaccine in Chandigarh
Only 35% turn up for Covid vaccine in Chandigarh

Only 35% turn up for Covid vaccine in Chandigarh

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:44 AM IST
Even though two more vaccination sites were operationalised in Chandigarh, the pace of inoculating healthcare workers against Covid-19, which was gradually picking up during the week, witnessed a dip on Saturday
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Brar picked up golf only during the Covid-19 pandemic. (HT Photo)
Brar picked up golf only during the Covid-19 pandemic. (HT Photo)

28-year-old golfer creates milestone at Chandigarh Golf Club

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:33 AM IST
Pukhraj Singh Brar, a mechanical engineer, scored a hole-in-one on par 4, driving the ball from the tee into the hole with a single stroke.
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Striking waste collectors resume work in Chandigarh, RWAs want charge of garbage collection

By Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:26 AM IST
A section of garbage collectors says they may resume strike next week if MC does not rollback its takeover of door-to-door garbage collection.
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At least 17 shots were fired outside the house of hotelier and businessman Rakesh Singla in Sector 33, Chandigarh, on May 31 last year. (HT FIle Photo)
At least 17 shots were fired outside the house of hotelier and businessman Rakesh Singla in Sector 33, Chandigarh, on May 31 last year. (HT FIle Photo)

Sector-33 firing: High court denies bail to three accused

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:45 PM IST
The Punjab and Haryana high court has denied bail to three accused in the firing outside the bungalow of hotelier and businessman Rakesh Singla in Sector 33 on May 31, last year
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Exservicemen on their way from Bathinda to Delhi to join the farmers’ protest on Saturday. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Exservicemen on their way from Bathinda to Delhi to join the farmers’ protest on Saturday. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

AAP holds motorcycle rallies in Punjab to mobilise people for R-Day tractor parade

By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:15 PM IST
The party has announced that it will join the farmers’ protest against the farm laws in Delhi but “not as a political party”.
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Instil confidence in Covid vaccines

By Siddharth Gadkari
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:15 PM IST
Instil confidence in Covid vaccines The nationwide Covid vaccination drive launched from January 16 saw technical glitches in Co-WIN app —an online platform for monitoring vaccine delivery, a few healthcare and frontline workers refusing to be inoculated and instances of mild adverse effect post jab
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Amit Paranjape (HT FILE PHOTO)

Pune’s startup ecosystem: past, present and future

By Amit Paranjape, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:32 PM IST
Tilak highlighted how the ‘West’ was able to lead and colonise the world because of science and technology, and why it was important for Indians to get actively into this domain. Inspired by his writings a young Pune student Keshav Malhar Bhat headed to MIT in the US in the 1880s
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Curtain Call: Collective experience of theatre is the only “normal”

By Nipun Dharmadhikari
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:16 PM IST
In my previous article, I had disregarded the theory that the theatre experience will now evolve
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India’s first paralympic gold medalist wants more tournaments for para-athletes

By Jigar Hindocha, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:55 PM IST
India’s first Paralympic gold medalist swimmer Murlikant Petkar was sitting in the first row when union minister of youth affairs and sports Kiren Rijiju launched the Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE) at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi on Monday
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3,000 abandoned vehicles clutter city roads: Pune Traffic Branch

By Nadeem Inamdar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:55 PM IST
Pedestrians, commuters, and the city traffic police are facing adversities with at least 3,000 abandoned vehicles cluttering different nooks, crannies, and roads of the city
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UP-Gate turns fortress ahead of proposed rally, tractors start lining up on carriageways

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:51 PM IST
Ghaziabad: As the farmers’ proposed tractor parade inches closer, there have been hectic rounds of discussions between the officials of the Uttar Pradesh police and farmers’ leaders at UP Gate in which all security, traffic and other arrangements have been being reviewed and fine-tuned
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Ghaziabad admin bats for digitising records of all residents’ associations, setting up deputy-registrar office in district

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:51 PM IST
Ghaziabad: In order to bring transparency in aspects related to resident welfare associations (RWA) and apartment owners’ associations (AOAs) as well as to ensure timely elections of these associations, the Ghaziabad district magistrate has written to the deputy registrar of societies in Meerut to come up with a portal containing details of all associations
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Section 144 imposed in Gautam Budh Nagar, police on high alert

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:51 PM IST
Noida: In light of the recent bomb scares, the farmers’ protests and Republic Day, the Noida police commissionerate has imposed Section 144 in Gautam Budh Nagar district till January 31
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Bharti Airtel alleges damage to its broadband infra in Ghaziabad, FIR lodged

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:50 PM IST
Ghaziabad: The officials of telecom company Bharti Airtel have approached the Ghaziabad police and submitted in a police complaint alleging that a local cable operator from Raj Nagar Extension (RNE) was harassing their staff and causing damages to infrastructure, resulting in inconvenience to customers
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Bhakta Charan Das meeting senior Congress leaders in Patna(Photo@INCBihar)
Bhakta Charan Das meeting senior Congress leaders in Patna(Photo@INCBihar)

Bihar’s Congress in charge’s task cut out amid murmurs of split

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:41 PM IST
  • Many Congress leaders believe that the new All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge for Bihar, Bhakta Charan Das, will have a difficult time renewing the organisation in the face of factional feuds in the state unit and a fear of split.
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As a political slugfest ensued, the police clarified on Friday that “constructive criticism” wouldn’t fall afoul of the directive.(ANI )
As a political slugfest ensued, the police clarified on Friday that “constructive criticism” wouldn’t fall afoul of the directive.(ANI )

‘Objectionable’ social media posts against Nitish govt now a crime in Bihar

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:21 AM IST
The order was issued by additional director general (ADG) of the economic offences unit (EOU) Nayyar Husnain Khan on Thursday. Individuals and organisations who post such content will invite “appropriate action” under the law, the order said.
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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is under fire over the recent directive against offensive social media posts.(HT_PRINT)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is under fire over the recent directive against offensive social media posts.(HT_PRINT)

‘Talibani’: Opposition slams Nitish Kumar over order against offensive posts

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:18 PM IST
  • A directive by the Bihar police said it was imperative that appropriate action should be taken against persons putting social media posts having offensive or abusive tenor.
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The powerful sand mafia has begun to use rural roads for the lucrative illegal trade due to a strict vigil on highways in Bihar(HT image/Representational)
The powerful sand mafia has begun to use rural roads for the lucrative illegal trade due to a strict vigil on highways in Bihar(HT image/Representational)

Bihar sand mafia attacks NHAI toll plaza staff for stopping overloaded trucks

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Sasaram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:26 PM IST
  • The sand mafia in Bihar was highly frustrated after the state government’s recent ban on transportation of sand and stone chips, by trucks with 14 or more wheels, to prevent overloading.
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Rajput's death had sparked a debate about the treatment of outsiders in Bollywood with allegations of nepotism.(File photo)
Rajput's death had sparked a debate about the treatment of outsiders in Bollywood with allegations of nepotism.(File photo)

Family, friends remember Sushant Singh Rajput on his 35th birthday

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:44 PM IST
Family, friends remember Sushant Singh Rajput on his 35th birthday
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4,000 traffic personnel to deployed ahead of Republic Day rally

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:40 PM IST
A total of 4,000 police officials will be deployed at different points across the city ahead of the Republic Day rally by protesting farmers to maintain law and order and ensure smooth flow of traffic — a release issued by Gurugram police on Saturday stated
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Farmers camping at Haryana-Rajasthan border gear up to reach Delhi for tractor rally

By Sadia Akhtar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:39 PM IST
Farmers camping at Shahjahanpur, Dharuhera and Punhana on the Haryana-Rajasthan border are gearing up to take part in the tractor march scheduled to take place on the Outer Ring Road in the national Capital on Republic Day
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Covid vaccine coverage hits a record low of 58% in district

By Archana Mishra, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:37 PM IST
The district recorded the lowest turnout for Covid-19 vaccination at 58% on Saturday — almost a week after the vaccine launch
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Death of health worker unrelated to Covid-19 vaccine: AEFI Committee

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:36 PM IST
Investigating the death of a 56-year-old health worker at Bhangrola primary healthcare centre, who died of cardiac arrest within six days of being inoculated with Covid-19 vaccine on January 16, the Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) committee on Saturday drew an interim conclusion, stating that the death was unrelated to Covid-19 vaccine
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HSVP to take action against illegal constructions beyond four floors

By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:35 PM IST
Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran(HSVP) has decided to take action against property owners who have made additions above the fourth floor of their buildings
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Lalu, 72, has tested negative for the coronavirus disease, the doctors said.(PTI)
Lalu, 72, has tested negative for the coronavirus disease, the doctors said.(PTI)

Lalu Prasad Yadav airlifted to AIIMS Delhi as health worsens

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:28 AM IST
An eight-member medical board at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) recommended that the former Bihar chief minister be shifted to a higher institute after he developed breathing trouble on Thursday evening.
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RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.(HT archive)
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.(HT archive)

Lalu to be shifted to AIIMS-Delhi as health condition deteriorates

PTI, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:23 PM IST
Lalu Prasad (72), convicted in fodder scam cases, is undergoing treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) here for multiple ailments.
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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav met father Lalu Prasad at Ranchi hospital with brother Tej Pratap and mother Rabri Devi.(PTI Photo/Representative)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav met father Lalu Prasad at Ranchi hospital with brother Tej Pratap and mother Rabri Devi.(PTI Photo/Representative)

Lalu Prasad’s condition is stable, say doctors; family visits him in Ranchi

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:36 AM IST
  • Lalu Prasad is serving prison terms in fodder scam cases and has been under treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi since December 2017.
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Two bodies have been taken out of the debris of the collapsed mine roof.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Two bodies have been taken out of the debris of the collapsed mine roof.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Two die in mine roof collapse in Jharkhand; rescue operation on for 2 missing

By Sanjoy Dey, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:59 AM IST
  • Six people went to extract mica scrap from a closed mine illegally and were buried in the debris after a large chunk of mine roof caved in Jharkhand's Koderma district.
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Marium Gudia, a sanitation worker, was the first to get Covid-19 vaccine at Ranchi Sadar Hospital in Jharkhand.
Marium Gudia, a sanitation worker, was the first to get Covid-19 vaccine at Ranchi Sadar Hospital in Jharkhand.

‘No side effect’: 1st to get vaccine, Jharkhand woman worker gives a thumbs up

By Bedanti Saran | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:42 PM IST
  • Covid 19 vaccination starts in Jharkhand with first shot to a sanitation worker in Ranchi.
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People hold candles during a protest against rising rape incidents at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. (Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
People hold candles during a protest against rising rape incidents at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. (Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)

50-year-old widow raped in UP's Mahoba, accused absconding

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:56 PM IST
The woman, who got an FIR lodged on Friday, has alleged that the accused, barged into her house on the night of December 7 last year and raped her.
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Bharatiya Janata Party National President J P Nadda addresses the party's Booth Sammelan, in Lucknow on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party National President J P Nadda addresses the party's Booth Sammelan, in Lucknow on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Unlike other parties, we have 'neta', 'niyat' to take BJP forward: Nadda

PTI, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:02 PM IST
The BJP chief was speaking at the party's “Booth President Conference” here. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also attended the event.
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BJP national president JP Nadda speaks at 'Booth Adhyaksh Sammelan', in Lucknow on January 22. (PTI)
BJP national president JP Nadda speaks at 'Booth Adhyaksh Sammelan', in Lucknow on January 22. (PTI)

Scope for growth, no nepotism in BJP: Nadda tells party workers in Lucknow

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:15 PM IST
Addressing the party booth presidents of Lucknow district on the second and final day of his visit to the city, Nadda told them that the sky was the limit for them when it came to growth within the party
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Representational Photo.

15-year-old girl found dead in Uttar Pradesh’s Chitrakoot, rape suspected

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:38 AM IST
Chitrakoot police superintendent Ankit Mittal said the reason behind the murders was unknown and several teams were working to solve the case
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BJP national president J.P Nadda and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath during Uttar Pradesh state ministers' council meeting in Lucknow on Thursday. ((ANI Photo))
BJP national president J.P Nadda and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath during Uttar Pradesh state ministers' council meeting in Lucknow on Thursday. ((ANI Photo))

BJP shifts focus to UP Assembly polls, stage set for rejig in party, cabinet

By Rajesh Kumar Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:58 AM IST
  • BJP president JP Nadda is expected to discuss party's strategy for the upcoming panchayat polls and preparations for the assembly elections. Nadda will also discuss co-ordination between the organisation and the government, said a BJP leader.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee during 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata on Saturday.(PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee during 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata on Saturday.(PTI)

Mamata reacted in allergic manner to Jai Shri Ram slogans: Netaji's grandnephew

ANI, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:43 AM IST
"Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose stood for unity. He had people of all communities in Azad Hind Fauj. Whether you say 'Jai Hind' or 'Jai Shri Ram', I do not find any difference," Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew CK Bose said.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during a Parakram Diwas celebration event on the occasion of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose 125th birth anniversary, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata on January 23, 2021. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during a Parakram Diwas celebration event on the occasion of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose 125th birth anniversary, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata on January 23, 2021. (ANI Photo)

Mamata Banerjee declines to speak at Netaji event after chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:09 AM IST
Banerjee expressed displeasure at Bharatiya Janata Party supporters at Saturday’s event shouting slogans. She said such an “insult” was unacceptable.
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Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee releases a book during 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (PTI)
Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee releases a book during 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (PTI)

'Have some dignity': Sloganeering at Netaji event with PM angers Mamata Banerjee

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:56 PM IST
  • “I am grateful to the prime minister that this event is being held in Kolkata. But you have no right to invite someone to a government programme and insult that person," she said.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (AP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (AP)

On Bose's 125th birth anniversary, PM Modi visits Netaji’s ancestral house

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:02 PM IST
  • PM Modi was escorted inside Netaji Bhawan by Netaji's grandnephews Sugata Bose and Sumantra Bose.
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Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Netaji Bhavan to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Kolkata.(PTI)
Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Netaji Bhavan to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Kolkata.(PTI)

Modi becomes 3rd PM to visit Kolkata's Netaji Bhawan on Bose's birthday

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:24 PM IST
  • The central government is celebrating Bose’s birthday as Parakram Diwas - the day of valour.
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The case dated back to 2011, when a Congress government under Ashok Gehlot reversed a decision by the first Raje government in 2005 not to give a single deed to a private firm for three khasras of agricultural land in Jaipur’s Jagatpura area.(PTI file photo)
The case dated back to 2011, when a Congress government under Ashok Gehlot reversed a decision by the first Raje government in 2005 not to give a single deed to a private firm for three khasras of agricultural land in Jaipur’s Jagatpura area.(PTI file photo)

Rajasthan govt seeks withdrawal of land scam case against ex-IAS, 2 others

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:22 AM IST
The three officials are retired IAS officer GS Sandhu, former Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) officer Nishkam Diwakar and Onkar Mal Saini, a serving RAS officer. Sandhu is now an advisor to Rajasthan Cricket Association president Vaibhav Gehlot, son of CM Ashok Gehlot.
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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.(PTI file)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.(PTI file)

Rajasthan govt seeks withdrawal of ‘land scam’ case against GS Sandhu, others

By Sachin Saini | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:07 PM IST
  • The government claims that there's no proof either of any loss of revenue and of benefits accruing to department officials or of their involvement in any conspiracy.
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The Rajasthan high court's instruction has come on a petition filed by Karan Johar (HT Photo)
The Rajasthan high court's instruction has come on a petition filed by Karan Johar (HT Photo)

Court bars coercive step against Karan Johar in case involving Pandya, KL Rahul

By HT Correspondent, Jodhpur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:46 PM IST
  • Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul had petitioned the high court last year seeking quashing of the FIR. The court had already given interim protection to both of them from arrest.
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Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje is one of the 12 members of the core group.(PTI Photo)
Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje is one of the 12 members of the core group.(PTI Photo)

Rajasthan BJP’s core group underlines efforts to bridge differences

By Jaykishan Sharma | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:40 PM IST
  • A senior BJP leader said that attempts have been made to include almost all the major communities in the core group.
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Vishal had links with the infamous Lawrence Vishnoi gang of western Rajasthan(Sourced Photo)
Vishal had links with the infamous Lawrence Vishnoi gang of western Rajasthan(Sourced Photo)

Man behind extortion, death threats to Rajasthan BJP leader idolises Dawood

By Aabshar Hassan Quazi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kota
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:06 PM IST
  • The accused put up the warning against the corporator on his facebook page and made offers to hire contract killers, following which, police’s cyber cell traced and nabbed him
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