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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Published on Dec 04, 2021 09:29 PM IST
Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
Published on Dec 04, 2021 04:10 PM IST
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
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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.”
Published on Dec 04, 2021 03:17 PM IST
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.
Published on Dec 04, 2021 03:08 PM IST
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.
Published on Dec 04, 2021 02:51 PM IST
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.
Published on Dec 04, 2021 02:50 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
Sumit spoke in length about his experience as a Paralympian and his preparation for the Tokyo Paralympics at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
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.
Published on Dec 04, 2021 01:35 PM IST
Charanjit Singh Channi made the remarks while speaking with Hindustan Times’ national political editor Sunetra Choudhury on the last day of HTLS 2021.
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 03:59 PM IST
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.
On being asked whether he still sleeps in his car because of his busy schedule, Channi said, "The government has given such beautiful cars."
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 04:05 PM IST
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.
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 03:16 PM IST
Charanjit Singh Channi was named the chief minister of Punjab in September this year.
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 03:09 PM IST
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.
Justice Lalit highlighted the achievements of Nalsa and also the need to improve the quality of legal aid as he spoke at HTLS 2021
Published on Dec 04, 2021 11:39 AM IST
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.
Published on Dec 04, 2021 11:37 AM IST
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.
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 05:38 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 05:21 PM IST
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.
Published on Dec 04, 2021 10:55 AM IST
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.
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 06:18 PM IST