HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014


Schools for the moneyed minority

The term minority appeasement has acquired new meaning in Chandigarh. No, I am not some nationalist BJP card-holder bashing the pseudo-secular Congress with this old stick. This is about some schools waking up to their ‘minority status’ — granted to institutions set up for religious minorities’ educational progress — to circumvent the law. Aarish Chhabra writes

Rs 11 crore spent by govt to conserve heritage buildings

The Punjab government has spent Rs. 10.96 crore on the conservation of heritage buildings in the state from 2007 till the current year. Stating this on Sunday, tourism and cultural affairs minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur said the amount had been spent to restore 32 historical buildings.

Rayat School chosen mentor institute by Microsoft.

Rayat International School,Railmajra, near Rupnagar, has been selected as the mentor school by the Microsoft. It is only school in North India, including Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Haryana and among the five schools in the country, that have been selected as the mentor institute by the software corporation.

When men stare, touch, and worse.

Driven to despair, anger HT reporters take different modes of public transport to experience what a woman on the street has to face every day travelling in shared buses and autos and even an exclusive radio cab. Their conversations with the women on board further revealed what they face as a ‘routine matter’.

Vacation nostalgia

The vacation time in college usually leaves me sad, nostalgic and sometimes teary-eyed. As I see the home-bound boarders laughing, joking, hurriedly dragging their strolleys along, waving goodbyes to their friends and the twinkle of happy anticipation in the eyes of the parents who come much before the pick-up time to chaperone their daughters home, how I wish I too could visit my childhood home. Mohini Sharda writes.

‘The journalist in me is still alive'

Having spent all her life as a journalist, author and screenplay writer, Nandita Puri knows what it means to be a journalist. Perhaps that’s what makes her answer just about anything we throw at her.

We plan to start 2015-16 batch at own campus in Sunaria village: IIM-Rohtak Director

The Indian Institute of Management-Rohtak (IIM-R) has completed its four years of establishment. Hindustan Times spoke to its director Prof P Rameshan, who has an experience of more than 16 years in IIMs, on the premier institute’s journey, achievements, social commitments and unfulfilled project of constructing its own campus.

HC tells PRTC to ensure payment of full retiral benefits

The Punjab and Haryana high court has made it clear to the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) to ensure complete payment of commutation of pension and other retiral benefits to hundreds of employees before February 2014 and not to drag them in another round of litigation.

Punjab Cong leaders in Delhi to counter Akalis

The Congress has pitched in its cadres from Punjab to counter the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) canvassing in the Sikh-populated pockets for the December 4 assembly elections in Delhi.

SAD complains of bogus votes

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has urged the Election Commission (EC) to conduct an inquiry into the registration of 'bogus' votes in the Rajouri Garden assembly constituency of Delhi.

HC tells Amritsar MC to take action against over 100 illegal hotels

The Punjab and Haryana high court has directed the Amritsar municipal corporation to take action against more than 100 illegal hotels and serais in the walled city of Amritsar as per law after granting them an opportunity of hearing.

War no solution to Kashmir: ex-Pak general

Not willing to change Pakistan's stand on Kashmir, India Pakistan Soldiers' Initiative for Peace (IPSI)' Pakistan chapter president Lt Gen Humayun Bangash (retd) on Monday called for "shunning of baggage" to find a solution to the Kashmir issue, reiterating that "war is no solution".

Regular power generation not before April 2014

The 660-MW (megawatts) first unit of the Talwandi Sabo power plant was lit up on Monday during the inauguration ceremony, but it may take a few months for it to actually start generating power.

'Greenest' thermal power plant in state

The 1,980-MW Talwandi Sabo thermal power plant, whose first unit became operational on Monday, is the "greenest" power plant in the state as the project developer, Vedanta Group, used environment-friendly technologies to ensure negligible emission of fly ash into the air.

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