Food minister KV Thomas is steering the landmark food security bill, the UPA government’s most ambitious social welfare measure so far. In an interview to Hindustan Times' Varghese K George, Thomas explains what the law promises and how soon it could be a reality.
Mr TK Malhotra, President of the Automobile Association of Upper India (AAUI), a body that works closely with the government to streamline road and driving management issues was recently elected as Vice President of the Federation Internationale de l’ Automobile. He talks about his plans and the role of AAUI to HT.
The chairman and managing director of FCI Aravali Gypsum and Minerals India Limited, SK Das, spoke to HT on a range of issues. Excerpts:
With less than a year before the UPA has to go back to the people for a renewed mandate in Lok Sabha, rural development minister Jairam Ramesh spoke with Chetan Chauhan
and Saubhadra Chatterjee
about the Rahul Gandhi vs Narendra Modi debate and how states are usurping the centre’s schemes.
Rishi Nityapragya, director of programmes at the Art of Living, will deliver a talk at a function organised by Gurgaon First today. Excerpts from an interview.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Ajit Kumar, Vice Chancellor, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) talks about how the premier institute will work actively in the field of food technology and management.
Hamari Suraksha is a private agency authorised by the Gurgaon police to register credentials of domestic helps, drivers and tenants. It has tied up with Hindustan Times to hold a registration drive for maids/servants in Gurgaon. Ashwani Narula, president, Hamari Suraksha spoke to HT
about the drive.
Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), an apex professional organisation representing public sector enterprises (PSE) is promoting excellence in them and enabling them to be globally competitive. UD Choubey, director general, SCOPE spoke to Hindustan Times.
RJD president and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav hit the ground in Patna with a ‘parivartan’ rally. In an interview with Anirban Guha Roy
, Prasad spoke of his growing distaste for the Nitish Kumar government.
Mani Shankar Aiyar, former Panchayat Raj minister and chairman of the expert committee on leveraging Panchayats for efficient delivery of public goods and services explains what it aims in a chat with Varghese K George.
External affairs Salman Khurshid spoke to HT about the recent India-China stand-off and the related developments. Jayanth Jacob reports.
Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT) was founded in 1943 and has pioneered the culture of chemical fertilisers in India. Its chairman and managing director (CMD) Jaiveer Srivastava, who assumed charge recently, spoke to HT
on a range of issues.
Karnataka chief minister Jagadish Shettar was the face of the BJP's election campaign. He spoke to HT
from Hubli, his constituency. Naveen Ammembala
I met Sarabjit last in February this year, the day Afzal Guru was hanged in India. He appeared visibly worried, said Awais Sheikh, counsel for Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan in an interview with HT. Puja Changoiwala reports.
Established as a Government of India enterprise in 1960, the National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) today has metamorphosed into a 'Mini Ratna Category I PSE' and is rated "excellent" over the past many years for its consistently upward performance. Its new chairman cum MD, Anoop Kumar Mittal spoke to HT on a range of issues. Excerpts