HT Leadership Summit 2021 Day 4 ends, concluding sessions lined up for tomorrow

Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2021: Spread through five days, the event saw leaders and icons from various sectors talk about what “The New World Order” means to countries across the world that are still grappling with the impact of Covid-19.
HTLS Day 4
HTLS Day 4
Updated on Dec 03, 2021 08:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2021 Live Updates: The fourth day of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit will see renowned personalities from the world of technology, finance, and politics shedding light on what ‘The New World Order’ entails in their domain. The opening session this evening saw Google CEO Sundar Pichai joining in conversation with R Sukumar, the editor-in-chief of Hindustan Times. For the next session, Upasana Taku, co-founder and COO of MobiKwik, and Rajan Anandan, the managing director of Sequoia Capital, joined Shruti Mishra, the deputy editor of CNBC-TV18, for a chat. The following session saw hotelier Sonu Shivdasani joining Brunch editor Jamal Sheikh for a fireside chat. The concluding session of the day saw Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan joining in conversation with Sunetra Choudhury, the national political editor of the Hindustan Times. Catch LIVE updates of Day 4 of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2021:

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  • Dec 03, 2021 08:11 PM IST

    HTLS Day 4 ends, concluding sessions lined up for tomorrow

    Day 4, the penultimate day of the 19th edition of Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, ended with Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan joining Sunetra Choudhary, national political editor of Hindustan Times, in conversation on a range of topics – including Covid-19 vaccination, the Omicron variant, and the recent controversies over farm laws and action against stand-up comics.

  • Dec 03, 2021 07:59 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh CM on recent controversy over stand-up artists

    Everyone has freedom of expression, but they can't hurt the sentiments of others: Madhya Pradesh CM on recent controversy over stand-up artists

  • Dec 03, 2021 07:57 PM IST

    Congress has leaders like Rahul Gandhi, it doesn't need any enemies: MP CM

    Congress has created an environment where it alienated serious political leaders like Captain Amarinder Singh. When the party has leaders like Rahul Gandhi, it doesn't need any external enemies: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

  • Dec 03, 2021 07:49 PM IST

    Was repeal of three farm laws expected? Madhya Pradesh CM answers

  • Dec 03, 2021 07:42 PM IST

    Aiming for 100% coverage of second dose till December end: Madhya Pradesh CM

    No need for a sweeping vaccine mandate in Madhya Pradesh, we will fully vaccinate everyone in the state till December end, says Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. 

  • Dec 03, 2021 07:39 PM IST

    Concerned but not worried, says Shivraj Chouhan on Omicron

  • Dec 03, 2021 07:28 PM IST

    HTLS Day 4: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan joins session

    The concluding session of the day is seeing Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan joining in conversation with Sunetra Choudhury, the national political editor of Hindustan Times.

  • Dec 03, 2021 07:23 PM IST

    End of corporate travel: Hotelier Sonu Shivdasani on how Covid-19 has changed tourism

  • Dec 03, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    Luxury lies not in objects, but in what's rare: Hotelier Sonu Shivdasani

    “Fresh air, seeing the full moon, seeing the stars are much more valuable than gold, silver, or platinum. You cannot do that in Bombay, New York, or Delhi,” says Sonu Shivdasani, hotelier and CEO, Soneva

  • Dec 03, 2021 07:07 PM IST

    Sustainable tourism is key, says hotelier Sonu Shivdasani

    “The hospitality and tourism industry has not yet truly embraced sustainable choices. It's only lip service. The opportunities are right there but have not yet been embraced.”

  • Dec 03, 2021 06:54 PM IST

    Web 3.0 start-ups are the future, says entrepreneur Rajan Anandan

  • Dec 03, 2021 06:42 PM IST

    'Raising capital is okay, what's not okay is to spend it all': Rajan Anandan's advise to founders

  • Dec 03, 2021 06:36 PM IST

    How has the start-up journey been for MobiKwik? CCO answers

  • Dec 03, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    Market ecosystem still male-centric, says MobiKwik COO Upasana Taku

    "I have been construed as being the HR manager, receptionist, a sales person, everything else, except the founder of a tech company," says Upasana Taku on being a woman entrepreneur.

  • Dec 03, 2021 06:25 PM IST

    Exciting time for unicorn startups, says entrepreneur Rajan Anandan

  • Dec 03, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    Sundar Pichai signs off, next session begins

    HTLS Day 4
    HTLS Day 4

    For the next session, Upasana Taku, co-founder and COO of MobiKwik, and Rajan Anandan, the managing director of Sequoia Capital, joined Shruti Mishra, the deputy editor of CNBC-TV18, for a chat.

  • Dec 03, 2021 06:12 PM IST

    Sundar Pichai on privacy

  • Dec 03, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    Governments use data in a way no one else can: Google CEO

  • Dec 03, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    Sundar Pichai on regulating content and engagement-based algorithms

  • Dec 03, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    Google will play an ‘enabling’ role in expanding India's digital presence: Sundar Pichai

    “The most prominent example of this is Google Pay, which has enabled Google to take the UPI technology and lead the way in digital payments. India's expanding market and innovative start-up landscape have proved to bring about an exciting time.”

  • Dec 03, 2021 05:48 PM IST

    Google CEO on marketing Jio smartphone in India

    “Google is working with Reliance, in accordance with the ‘Digital India’ vision, to make the budget Android smartphone more popular in the local market, so people can interact in more languages and the likes.”

  • Dec 03, 2021 05:42 PM IST

    Sundar Pichai on Web 3.0

    “Web 3.0 is early, but there is considerable excitement around decentralised architecture. The internet is, at the end of the day, a community. It's the people driving it forward. As a company, we are always looking to contribute to it.”

  • Dec 03, 2021 05:36 PM IST

    Sundar Pichai on Facebook's ‘Metaverse’

    “We've always been deeply involved with computing. Overtime, computing, too, will adapt more to people. Computing will be more immersive and ambient. A part of that future is going to be AR (Augmented Reality), it will drive the future of computing.”

  • Dec 03, 2021 05:25 PM IST

    HTLS Day 4: Google CEO Sundar Pichai to join session

    The opening session this evening will have Google CEO Sundar Pichai joining in conversation with R Sukumar, the editor-in-chief of Hindustan Times.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Punjab CM Channi speaks on his surprise elevation and what it means

Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi said all programmes of Punjab government are designed to provide relief to the poor and the middle-class people because he understands their pain.
At the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi renewed his attacks on his predecessor Captain Amarinder Singh and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
At the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi renewed his attacks on his predecessor Captain Amarinder Singh and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 03:34 PM IST
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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