A senior assistant editor, Navneet Sharma leads the Punjab bureau for Hindustan Times. He writes on politics, public affairs, civil services and the energy sector.
Articles by Navneet Sharma
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 02:12 PM IST
Says people want to be led by someone who understands nuances, especially the way Punjab is being treated by the Centre
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 02:03 PM IST
The declaration came amid the talk of attempts to appoint Sidhu as the state unit president or re-induct him into the Cabinet as the deputy chief minister
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 01:32 AM IST
Punjab government has sought support for bringing down pollution levels through a shift from paddy to other crops, especially maize, says the panel.
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 12:57 AM IST
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 05:44 PM IST
Though Amarinder and Sidhu have been seen together on party platforms twice in the past two months, the meeting was their first in the past one-and-a-half years amid talk of the cricketer-turned-politician’s re-induction into the state cabinet.
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 12:52 AM IST
By Navneet Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 01:28 AM IST
After a five-and-a-half-hour discussion, the bills were unanimously passed by all members of the ruling Congress, the opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) who were present in the House.
By Chetan Chauhan and Navneet Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 04:03 AM IST
The Punjab version of bills is aimed at addressing the concerns of farmers and may be adopted by other non-National Democratic Alliance (NDA)-ruled states, including a provision to protect the Minimum Support Price (MSP) that government procurement agencies pay for farmers’ produce.
By Chetan Chauhan and Navneet Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 04:46 PM IST
The Punjab government’s bills are aimed at protecting farmers’ interests and may be adopted by other non-National Democratic Alliance-ruled states
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 02:26 AM IST
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 11:28 PM IST
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 06:50 PM IST
By Rhythma Kaul, Ranjan, Swapnil Rawal and Navneet Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi/bhopal/mumbai/chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 02:41 AM IST
According to senior officials in the health ministry, the letter was sent in response to a Maharashtra government order under the disaster management Act, that sought to prohibit movement of oxygen from outside the state.
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 01:06 AM IST
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2020 02:10 PM IST
The NAS, which was initially scheduled to be held in November 2020 to assess the learning levels of students, will now be held around the same time next year.
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2020 01:56 PM IST
The Union ministry has tentatively scheduled the survey for Classes 3, 5, 8, and 10 in the first week of October or second week of November 2021, asking the states and UTs to convey their preference by September 18
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 01:07 AM IST
In 14 of the 22 districts, the boys’ dropout rate is more than 12% at secondary level whereas it is “very high” in Ferozepur and Moga districts at 14% and 16%.
By Navneet Sharma | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 11:46 PM IST
CM Amarinder Singh asked the chief secretary to probe the matter amid demands from the opposition parties and some Congress leaders for the minister’s sacking and a CBI probe
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 10:57 PM IST
Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar has said it would have been more appropriate if the committee giving proposals on farm sector also included representatives from farm organisations or people with farming background.
By Navneet Sharma | Hindusran Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 11:13 PM IST
During an inspection, it was reported that the distillery had manufactured beer and was trying to “evade duty by dispatching it without mandatory holograms and payment of fees and duties”.
By Navneet Sharma | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 12:53 AM IST
The stunning hooch disaster has not only dealt a blow to the Amarinder Singh government’s image, it has gifted political fodder to both opposition and his party detractors
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 01:05 AM IST
The state’s GST mop-up, including state GST (SGST) and integrated GST (IGST), for the April-July period was Rs 2,644 crore as against Rs 4,252 crore during the corresponding months of the previous year, according to the latest data shared by the taxation department.
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 11:31 PM IST
FEEDBACK State government made the assessment on the basis of opinion of the parents of schoolchildren, school heads and academic experts as sought by the ministry on July 17
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2020 12:01 AM IST
As per the scheme, the department of employment generation and training contributes 15% of the on-road price of the vehicle or Rs 75,000, whichever is less, for four-wheelers
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 12:00 AM IST
The new appointees will be paid with the recommendations made by the 7th Central Pay Commission as the benchmark and will not get the benefit of the state pay scales
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2020 11:30 PM IST
A committee comprising subject experts from the PSEB and State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) set up by the school education department has finalised its suggestions for a reduction in the course load
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 12:45 AM IST
Pact signed with rural development and panchayats department to allow the school education department access to funds to the tune of Rs 150 crore
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2020 09:26 AM IST
FACE TO FACE The state received just Rs 234 crore of the total Rs 42,467 crore of corporate social responsibility spending by industry across states and UTs between 2015-16 and 2017-18, says Sandeep Goyal, the first CEO of the newly set up state CSR authority
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 10:59 PM IST
The state government has reported the collection of Rs 869.66 crore in June as against Rs 515 crore in May