Delhi education minister and minister for women and child welfare, Kiran Walia, explains the action her ministry has taken against schools flouting the RTE and the admission guidelines.
Founder chairperson of the Delhi Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) and former IPS officer, Amod Kanth, is an expert in the field of child rights.
The SJVN Ltd was incorporated in 1988 as a joint venture of the central government and the Himachal Pradesh government to plan, execute, operate and maintain hydro-electric power projects. Its chairman and managing director RP Singh spoke to HT on a range of issues. Excerpts:
In the 15 drought-affected districts, rainfall was abnormally low this year, which is the main cause of the drought, says Milind Mhaiskar, secretary, relief and rehabilitation department, Maharashtra government in an interview to HT. Aarefa Johari reports.
Former IPS officer Prakash Singh talked to HT about the rising street crime in Delhi. Faizan Haider reports.
Dr RS Sharma, deputy director general (senior grade) and member secretary, Drafting Committee, ART (Regulation) Bill, ICMR spoke with Aloke Tikku on a wide range of issues, including the steps taken by the council to finalise the draft Bill to regulate surrogacy.
If the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill, 2013, is passed, local bodies will have to speed up the process of making provision for hawkers, says Ajay Maken, Union housing and urban poverty alleviation minister. Reetika Subramanian reports.
With assembly elections due in Delhi later this year, chief electoral officer Vijay Dev gets candid in an interview to Atul Mathur on issues ranging from 'missing' voters and campaigns to motivate more people, especially youth, to come out and vote.
In an interview with HT, minister of state for home RPN Singh said the government has got some leads into the Hyderabad blasts.
A day after two blasts ripped through the middle-class locality of Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday said the state capital was not a soft target.
Claiming that no chemists have been forced to shut shop at 6pm, Hukumraj Mehta, Mumbai zone president, Maharashtra State Druggist Chemists Association, says the law is outdated. Menaka Rao reports.
Firm on the action against chemists, Mahesh Zagade, state FDA commissioner, says that they won't give in to illegal demands. Menaka Rao reports.
The government has virtually cleared all hurdles in the way of the ambitious National Food Security Bill, which stems from a Congress poll promise. Food minister Kuruppasserry Varkey Thomas on the bill’s final contours in an interview to Hindustan Times. Varghese K George and Zia Haq report.
The country’s prestigious 100% export-oriented unit and mini rathna KIOCL Ltd was incorporated in 1976 to develop mine and plant facilities. The company’s chairman-cum-managing director Malay Chatterjee spoke to Hindustan Times on a range of issues.