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Leadership, reforms: Amit Shah lists factors that helped India tackle Covid-19

Published on Dec 09, 2021 12:33 AM IST

Shah first emphasised the context in which the pandemic hit, and the concerns that existed about what the pandemic would do to a country of India’s size, diversity and infrastructure capacity.

Union home minister Amit Shah delivers the keynote address at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, in New Delhi. (PTI)
Union home minister Amit Shah delivers the keynote address at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, in New Delhi. (PTI)
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Next Union budget may retain focus on infrastructure story: Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman says the government reduced corporate tax in 2019 to boost investor sentiment and the policy decision helped in faster recovery of the economy after the two waves of Covid-19 pandemic hit the economy – the first in March 2020 and the second in April-May this year

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman says infrastructure development is one of the key focus areas of the government and the “emphasis on infrastructure spending in some form or the other” will continue. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman says infrastructure development is one of the key focus areas of the government and the “emphasis on infrastructure spending in some form or the other” will continue. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 12:34 AM IST

HTLS 2021— Covid action spurred economic bounceback: Union minister Amit Shah

Union minister Amit Shah says that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership saved thousands of lives from Covid-19, instilled self discipline in 1.3 billion citizens, and transformed the mechanism of government welfare delivery, changing the lives of 800 million beneficiaries.

Union home minister Amit Shah delivers the keynote address at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, in New Delhi on Saturday.
Union home minister Amit Shah delivers the keynote address at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, in New Delhi on Saturday.
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 05:48 PM IST

Cannot deny existence of UPA, Oppn leaders should try to bolster it: Baghel

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel says Mamata Banerjee’s comments last week that there is no UPA any more were indicative of a changed tenor after a meeting with PM Narendra Modi

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghe opposition parties must come together, but cooperation was only possible when conversations were respectful. (Hindustan Times)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghe opposition parties must come together, but cooperation was only possible when conversations were respectful. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 01:20 AM IST

Congress brought change, took reins of power from elites: Punjab CM Channi

Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi says Amarinder Singh was replaced as the Congress felt he had failed to deliver and was not accessible to the people. He lived in a heavily guarded farmhouse and was not accessible to even the MLAs, leaving aside common people of Punjab

Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 01:21 AM IST

Our duty to ensure no one is deprived of legal assistance: Uday Umesh Lalit

Supreme Court justice Uday Umesh Lalit says the time has come for the leaders in society to use their abilities to ensure that no person is deprived of legal assistance due to financial or any other disability

Supreme Court justice Uday Umesh Lalit at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Supreme Court justice Uday Umesh Lalit at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 01:20 AM IST

HTLS 2021: We’re largely back to pre-Covid growth, says FM Sitharaman

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday expressed confidence in the robustness of the Indian economy, pointing out that 19 out of 22 high-frequency indicators have returned to or surpassed pre-pandemic levels

The finance minister said data is consistently showing Indian economy is growing. “(PTI)
The finance minister said data is consistently showing Indian economy is growing. “(PTI)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 05:45 PM IST
By, New Delhi

HTLS 2021: New India hits back when enemies attack, says Amit Shah

Delivering the inaugural keynote address at the 19th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Shah hailed Modi for ending the special status of Jammu & Kashmir and integrating it with the country, and said that the now-nullified Article 370 had no link to peace in the Valley.

Amit Shah rejected statements by Opposition leaders that peace will return to Kashmir only after Article 370 is restored.(PTI)
Amit Shah rejected statements by Opposition leaders that peace will return to Kashmir only after Article 370 is restored.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 05:55 PM IST
By, New Delhi

HTLS 2021 Recap: Top quotes from all the speakers. Read here

Spread over five days, with a mix of virtual and physical sessions, HTLS 2021 once again showed that even in the midst of political and economic changes and the upheaval brought about by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, there is a way out if everyone comes together.

Amit Shah, Union home minister, at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS), in New Delhi(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Amit Shah, Union home minister, at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS), in New Delhi(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Dec 04, 2021 09:29 PM IST
Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

HTLS 2021: Sitharaman on state of Indian economy and its future

HTLS 2021: Talking about disinvestment, Sitharaman said the government is trying to speed up the process. When asked about the Budget expectations, the finance minister said that to some extent, the emphasis on infrastructure spending will continue.

HTLS Day 5: Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
HTLS Day 5: Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Published on Dec 04, 2021 04:10 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Hopeful this year's GDP would be very encouraging: Nirmala Sitharaman at HTLS

Nirmala Sitharaman's comments at HTLS 2021 came days after data showed that India’s GDP grew at 8.4% in the three months ended September.

Published on Dec 04, 2021 03:28 PM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray

Bhupesh Baghel slams Mamata Banerjee's UPA statement, says her agenda not clear

HTLS 2021: When asked if Mamata Banerjee will go back to BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel said, “She can do anything. She was the one who gave the BJP space in West Bengal. The BJP had no standing in Bengal. She can go with any political party.”

HTLS Day 5: Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.
HTLS Day 5: Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.
Published on Dec 04, 2021 03:17 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

BJP on backfoot; UP polls results are going to be surprising: Bhupesh Baghel

The BJP has been taught a lesson by the people and the party will be defeated in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Baghel said at HTLS 2021.

Bhupesh Baghel spoke with Sunetra Choudhury on the last day of HTLS 2021. (HT Photo)
Bhupesh Baghel spoke with Sunetra Choudhury on the last day of HTLS 2021. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 04, 2021 03:08 PM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

BJP made a mistake by bringing in farm laws, will suffer in UP polls: Baghel

HTLS 2021: Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the results in Uttar Pradesh will be shocking, adding that the party has been working on all the 403 seats. The Congress leader further said that the repeal of the three farm laws is not going to help the BJP.

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel speaking at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS).
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel speaking at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS).
Published on Dec 04, 2021 02:51 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Law on MSP possible; Chhattisgarh has it for years, says Bhupesh Baghel at HTLS

At HTLS 2021, Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was forced to take a step back and apologise for introducing the contentious farm laws.

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel speaks to HT's national political editor Sunetra Choudhary at the concluding day of 19th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi on Saturday. (HT photo)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel speaks to HT's national political editor Sunetra Choudhary at the concluding day of 19th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi on Saturday. (HT photo)
Published on Dec 04, 2021 02:50 PM IST
By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

HTLS 2021: Hope our achievements will inspire others, says Paralympian Sumit

Sumit spoke in length about his experience as a Paralympian and his preparation for the Tokyo Paralympics at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.

Sumit Antil during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2021.(HTLS)
Sumit Antil during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2021.(HTLS)
Published on Dec 04, 2021 01:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Former Punjab CM only worked for 2 hours; I just rest for 2’: Channi at HTLS

HTLS 2021: Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi said that an era has changed in the politics of the state as he attacked his predecessor Captain Amarinder Singh. Channi accused Singh of doing injustice to the Congress party.

Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi speaks at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS).
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi speaks at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS).
Published on Dec 04, 2021 01:35 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Stubble burning is not a hobby for us, says Punjab CM at HTLS

Charanjit Singh Channi made the remarks while speaking with Hindustan Times’ national political editor Sunetra Choudhury on the last day of HTLS 2021.

Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi speaks during a session of HTLS 2021 with Hindustan Times national political editor Sunetra Choudhury.
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi speaks during a session of HTLS 2021 with Hindustan Times national political editor Sunetra Choudhury.
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 03:59 PM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Bajrang Punia hopes to overcome 'shortcomings' for better show in Paris

The freestyle wrestler, who competed in the 65-kg weight category, had lost to defeating Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov by a margin of 8-0 in the playoffs to claim the bronze medal.

Bajrang Punia during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.(HTLS)
Bajrang Punia during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.(HTLS)
Published on Dec 04, 2021 01:10 PM IST

HTLS 2021 | Told Rahul Gandhi I never wanted CM post: Charanjit Singh Channi

On being asked whether he still sleeps in his car because of his busy schedule, Channi said, "The government has given such beautiful cars."

Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi in conversation with Hindustan Times national political editor Sunetra Choudhury at HTLS 2021.(HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi in conversation with Hindustan Times national political editor Sunetra Choudhury at HTLS 2021.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 04:05 PM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Need to rise above politics of religion and caste’: Punjab CM Channi at HTLS

HTLS 2021: Charanjit Singh Channi took oath as the 16th chief minister of Punjab in September. He is the first Dalit leader to head the state.

Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi speaks at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi speaks at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 03:16 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

This is a new era, Congress also adapting: Charanjit Singh Channi at HTLS

Charanjit Singh Channi was named the chief minister of Punjab in September this year.

Charanjit Singh Channi was speaking on the fifth and last day of HTLS 2021.
Charanjit Singh Channi was speaking on the fifth and last day of HTLS 2021.
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 03:09 PM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

'There has been a good change after winning the medal': Avani Lekhara at HTLS

HTLS 2021: Para-shooter Avani Lekhara finished top of the podium in 10 metre air rifle standing SH1 and had claimed the bronze in 50 metre Rifle 3 positions SH1.

Avani Lekhara during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.(HTLS)
Avani Lekhara during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.(HTLS)
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 12:48 PM IST

Building confidence about legal aid is key to ensuring justice: Justice UU Lalit

Justice Lalit highlighted the achievements of Nalsa and also the need to improve the quality of legal aid as he spoke at HTLS 2021

Supreme Court judge Justice UU Lalit. (HT Photo / Vipin Kumar)
Supreme Court judge Justice UU Lalit. (HT Photo / Vipin Kumar)
Published on Dec 04, 2021 11:39 AM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Legal aid provided only in 1% of cases, awareness is key: Justice Lalit at HTLS

HTLS 2021: Justice Lalit took over as the executive chairperson of NALSA in June this year. New records were made in disposal of cases in Lok Adalats as the Supreme Court judge infused renewed vigour and use of technological tools to facilitate settlement of cases without overstretched trials.

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Supreme Court judge. (HT photo / Vipin Kumar)
Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Supreme Court judge. (HT photo / Vipin Kumar)
Published on Dec 04, 2021 11:37 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PM Modi has put forward ‘humane face’ of GDP: Amit Shah at HTLS 2021

Union home minister Amit Shah said that ensuring drinking water and cooking gas to every household, and building 10 crore toilets in the country help increase the GDP.

Union home minister Amit Shah at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) 2021 on Saturday, December 4, 2021.(HT Photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) 2021 on Saturday, December 4, 2021.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 05:38 PM IST
By | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘BJP will win Uttar Pradesh polls with overwhelming majority’: Amit Shah at HTLS

Speaking at HTLS 2021, Union home minister Amit Shah said he has toured Uttar Pradesh extensively and got the feedback that caste equations are not going to work in the upcoming assembly polls. He also dismissed there is any threat posed by the Samajwadi Party.

Addressing the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) 2021, Union home minister Amit Shah spoke on a range of issues.(HT Photo)
Addressing the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) 2021, Union home minister Amit Shah spoke on a range of issues.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 05:21 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

On restoration of J-K statehood, Amit Shah talks about process

Amit Shah also said that Kashmir is being prioritised for social welfare programmes in India and citizens of the Union territory have welcomed the change.

Amit Shah was speaking on the last day of HTLS 2021.(HT Photo/Vipin Kumar)
Amit Shah was speaking on the last day of HTLS 2021.(HT Photo/Vipin Kumar)
Published on Dec 04, 2021 10:55 AM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Talks with Amarinder Singh, Dhindsa on: Amit Shah on alliance for Punjab polls

The Punjab election will be fought on the issue of merit and vikas, Union home minister Amit Shah said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2021. 

During a session on the fifth and final day of HTLS 2021, Union home minister Amit Shah said the BJP may form an alliance with Captain Amarinder Singh's party or Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa ahead of Punjab elections 2022.(HT Photo)
During a session on the fifth and final day of HTLS 2021, Union home minister Amit Shah said the BJP may form an alliance with Captain Amarinder Singh's party or Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa ahead of Punjab elections 2022.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 06:18 PM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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