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Jignesh Mevani was reportedly in constant touch with Kanhaiya Kumar and Patidar leader Hardik Patel over the past few months. (File photo)

Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mevani join Cong in presence of Rahul Gandhi in Delhi

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 05:16 PM IST
The three leaders went to Shaheed Bhagat Singh Park at New Delhi's ITO to the statue of the freedom fighter a day after his 114th birth anniversary.
Shoba Narayan
Shoba Narayan

Moral policing in Bengaluru and why I remain hopeful

PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 05:14 PM IST
The only way that this particular moral policing story is different from the countless others that are sprouting up all over India is that it is a social media phenomenon. In case you didn’t know about this viral video, it happened on Friday, September 17 in Bengaluru.
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi.(HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi.(HT Photo)

News updates from HT: Punjab CM Channi says he has ‘complete faith’ in Sidhu 

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 04:56 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
File photo of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.(Getty Images)
File photo of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.(Getty Images)

No one's above law: HC fines Sourav Ganguly, Bengal govt over land allotment

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 04:55 PM IST
A division bench imposed a token cost of 10,000 on Ganguly and 50,000 each on the West Bengal government and a state-owned corporation over the issue.
Steps suggested by the ministry include reverting to same reporting time for all candidates irrespective of their religion. (HT Photo/File/Representative Photo)
Steps suggested by the ministry include reverting to same reporting time for all candidates irrespective of their religion. (HT Photo/File/Representative Photo)

Don’t ask Sikh students to report early for exams: Minority affairs ministry

By Amitoj Singh Kalsi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 04:51 PM IST
The minority affairs ministry directed the examination agencies to take steps to avoid any discrimination against students belonging to the Sikh community
Covaxin is one among the three vaccines being used in India's immunisation programme against Covid-19.(AP )
Covaxin is one among the three vaccines being used in India's immunisation programme against Covid-19.(AP )

‘Diligently working with WHO to obtain EUL at the earliest’, says Bharat Biotech

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 04:17 PM IST
“As a responsible manufacturer with past approvals for our other vaccines, we do not find it appropriate to speculate or comment on the regulatory approval process and its timelines. We are diligently working with the WHO to obtain EUL at the earliest,” Bharat Biotech said.
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi. (HT_PRINT)
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi. (HT_PRINT)

At press meet, Channi focuses on farmers' pains but expresses faith on Sidhu   

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2021 04:39 PM IST
Seemingly unfazed by the latest turmoil that unfolded for his party following Sidhu’s sudden move, Channi said the condition of the farmers was getting worse by the day, but the Centre was not doing enough.
The next two months are important for the DDA as it will hold public consultations to finalise the Master Plan of Delhi-2041. (Courtesy-.indianbureaucracy.com)
The next two months are important for the DDA as it will hold public consultations to finalise the Master Plan of Delhi-2041. (Courtesy-.indianbureaucracy.com)

Manish Kr Gupta gets additional charge as DDA vice president

UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2021 04:01 PM IST
Manish Kumar Gupta, a 1991 AGMUT officer, was with the South Delhi Municipal Corporation as additional commissioner and then as commissioner from 2011-2014.
Punjab Congress faces turmoil as its state chief Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned on Tuesday and former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh took off for New Delhi, sparking speculation on what might be his next political move(HT Photos)
Punjab Congress faces turmoil as its state chief Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned on Tuesday and former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh took off for New Delhi, sparking speculation on what might be his next political move(HT Photos)

Sidhu resigns, Amarinder in Delhi: Top 5 Punjab developments you need to know

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 03:54 PM IST
  • Sidhu resigned as Punjab party chief and Amarinder Singh is in New Delhi and may meet BJP leadership. Here are five developments from Punjab that you need to know. 
At an event to launch 35 crop varieties with special traits, PM Modi said climate change can bring new challenges such as newer pests in farms, diseases and epidemics (ANI)
At an event to launch 35 crop varieties with special traits, PM Modi said climate change can bring new challenges such as newer pests in farms, diseases and epidemics (ANI)

PM Modi calls for campaign to mitigate climate change’s impact on farms

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2021 03:51 PM IST
PM Modi said new challenges due to climate change can imperil humans, health of livestock and also impact crops
The three labourers were said to be from Ranchi and employed with another firm contracted to do maintenance at Vedanta ESL (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The three labourers were said to be from Ranchi and employed with another firm contracted to do maintenance at Vedanta ESL (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

3 dead in accident at Bokaro industrial unit in Jharkhand

UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2021 03:42 PM IST
Chandankiyari legislator Amar Bauri, under whose assembly constituency the industry is located, said he heard from the labourers at the factory that the alleged accident took place due to a security lapse
File image of BKU leader Rakesh Tikait (centre).
File image of BKU leader Rakesh Tikait (centre).

Media houses next target, join us to save yourselves: Farm leader Rakesh Tikait

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2021 03:33 PM IST
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait made the statement in Chhattisgarh where he is scheduled to address a ‘kisan mahapanchayat’. 
Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned as Punjab Congress chief on Tuesday.(Karun Sharma/HT File Photo)
Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned as Punjab Congress chief on Tuesday.(Karun Sharma/HT File Photo)

Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress chief

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 03:10 PM IST
People familiar with the matter in the Congress said that Sidhu is disappointed that he wasn't named the chief minister after Amarinder Singh resigned from the post. It is learnt that he did not meet the Gandhis before taking the decision to quit the post.
Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as the chief minister on September 18, hours before a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party in Punjab was called without informing him. (HT Photo)
Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as the chief minister on September 18, hours before a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party in Punjab was called without informing him. (HT Photo)

Amarinder Singh’s Delhi visit triggers speculation in political circles

UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2021 03:32 PM IST
After his resignation, the two-time Punjab chief minister had said he felt humiliated and would keep his political options open and exercise them at the time of his choosing
A probe has been ordered into the videos featuring IAS officer Mohammad Iftekharuddin, dating back to the previous Samajwadi Party rule in Uttar Pradesh (Photo Courtesy- ANI)
A probe has been ordered into the videos featuring IAS officer Mohammad Iftekharuddin, dating back to the previous Samajwadi Party rule in Uttar Pradesh (Photo Courtesy- ANI)

UP orders probe into videos purportedly showing IAS officer preaching Islam

UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2021 03:32 PM IST
Three short video clips of Iftekharuddin, who is currently the Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation commissioner in Lucknow, went viral on Monday
In her memoir, Indra Nooyi describes events that shaped her life from childhood to her becoming PepsiCo CEO, a position from which she retired in 2018. (File Photo)(AFP)
In her memoir, Indra Nooyi describes events that shaped her life from childhood to her becoming PepsiCo CEO, a position from which she retired in 2018. (File Photo)(AFP)

Indra Nooyi's memoir hits bookstores. Top quotes from her book

Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 02:33 PM IST
  • In her memoir, Indra Nooyi describes events that shaped her life from childhood to her becoming PepsiCo CEO, a position from which she retired in 2018.
Haryana home minister Anil Vij (HT File)
Haryana home minister Anil Vij (HT File)

Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij admitted to AIIMS after breathing difficulties

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 02:22 PM IST
An AIIMS doctor said that the breathlessness could be part of post-Covid complications. 
BJP national vice president Dilip Ghosh was obstructed during election campaign for party candidate from Bhabanipur, Priyanka Tibrewal in Kolkata on Monday. (Saikat Paul/ANI Photo)
BJP national vice president Dilip Ghosh was obstructed during election campaign for party candidate from Bhabanipur, Priyanka Tibrewal in Kolkata on Monday. (Saikat Paul/ANI Photo)

BJP delegation complains to EC about alleged violence in West Bengal

UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2021 02:28 PM IST
The BJP delegation also alleged that some Bengal government officials acted unlawfully by not taking action against the perpetrators of alleged violence against BJP leaders ahead of Assembly by-polls
The crop varieties have been developed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.(AP Photo)
The crop varieties have been developed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.(AP Photo)

PM Modi releases climate resilient crop varieties: How will they help India

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 02:01 PM IST
The 35 varieties of climate resilient crop include a drought tolerant variety of chickpea, wilt and sterility mosaic resistant pigeonpea, early maturing variety of soybean, disease resistant varieties of rice and biofortified varieties of wheat, pearl millet, maize and chickpea.
Security personnel seen in Jammu and Kashmir.(File Photo/ANI)
Security personnel seen in Jammu and Kashmir.(File Photo/ANI)

Infiltrators' movement along LoC cannot happen sans Pak complicity: Maj-Gen 

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2021 02:05 PM IST
Major General Virendra Vats said the infiltration group was supported from the Pakistani side by three porters who had come till the LoC along with supplies.
ED has arrested Saeed Khan, an aide to Bhavana Gawali, the Shiv Sena MP (HT File Photo)
ED has arrested Saeed Khan, an aide to Bhavana Gawali, the Shiv Sena MP (HT File Photo)

Shiv Sena MP Bhavana Gawali’s aide held in money laundering case

By Vijay Kumar Yadav
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 01:47 PM IST
ED officials said the alleged irregularities related to a loan of around 43 crore from the National Cooperative Development Corporation. The money was allegedly misused and not utilised for the intended purpose
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during an inauguration of the National Institute of Biotic Stress Management in Raipur via video conferencing in New Delhi. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during an inauguration of the National Institute of Biotic Stress Management in Raipur via video conferencing in New Delhi. (PTI)

PM Modi launches 35 crop varieties, highlights climate challenge

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 01:46 PM IST
During a virtual ceremony, Modi also inaugurated the newly constructed campus of the National Institute of Biotic Stress Tolerance, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
As per ED, former cop Sachin Vaze, in his statement, alleged Parab had received crores of rupees through Nagpur’s deputy regional transport officer. (HT PHOTO)
As per ED, former cop Sachin Vaze, in his statement, alleged Parab had received crores of rupees through Nagpur’s deputy regional transport officer. (HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra minister Anil Parab appears before ED

By Vijay Kumar Yadav
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 01:29 PM IST
Nagpur’s deputy regional transport officer Bajrang Kharmate, who was questioned by the ED in Anil Deshmukh money laundering case earlier, is considered a close aide to Anil Parab
The latest surge in NIBRI value might not represent a broad-based improvement in economic activity (HT Photo)
The latest surge in NIBRI value might not represent a broad-based improvement in economic activity (HT Photo)

NIBRI reaches an all-time high of 105 in the week ending September 26

UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2021 01:50 PM IST
NIBRI crossed the psychological threshold of 100 for the first time in the week ending August 15, 2021 and stayed above the 100-mark in the subsequent weeks
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi(ANI File Photo)
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi(ANI File Photo)

News updates from HT: Punjab CM allocates portfolios, deputies get key depts

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 01:01 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The ministers took oath of office on Sunday, a week after Punjab witnessed a change of guard with Captain Amarinder Singh resigning from his post and Channi becoming the new chief minister of the state.(HT Photo)
The ministers took oath of office on Sunday, a week after Punjab witnessed a change of guard with Captain Amarinder Singh resigning from his post and Channi becoming the new chief minister of the state.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM Channi allocates portfolios; 2 deputies get key ministries

Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 12:35 PM IST
  • Channi’s cabinet reshuffle came after several rounds of meetings between him and the Congress high command.
Amazon was dubbed as "East India Company 2.0" by "Panchjanya" - RSS-linked weekly, (Photo by Sebastien Bozon/AFP)
Amazon was dubbed as "East India Company 2.0" by "Panchjanya" - RSS-linked weekly, (Photo by Sebastien Bozon/AFP)

Amazon replies to ‘East India Company 2.0' remark, uses ‘Make in India’ rebuttal

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharmita Kar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 12:24 PM IST
Amazon's statement comes in response to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-linked weekly Panchjanya that termed the firm as “East India Company 2.0” in its cover story.
The ECI’s guidelines for holding polls during the pandemic will apply to the by-elections on October 30. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The ECI’s guidelines for holding polls during the pandemic will apply to the by-elections on October 30. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

EC announces by-poll schedule for 3 Lok Sabha, 30 assembly seats

By Deeksha Bhardwaj
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2021 12:04 PM IST
The EC earlier this month announced by-polls to four assembly seats on September 30. They include West Bengal’s Bhabanipur, where Mamata Banerjee is contesting from as she needs to get elected to the state assembly by November to continue as the chief minister
A view of Calcutta high court. (HT archive)
A view of Calcutta high court. (HT archive)

Mamata's bypoll battle on as Calcutta HC refuses to stay Bhabanipur contest

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2021 12:05 PM IST
A bench, led by active chief justice Rajesh Bindal, dismissed a petition questioning the EC's contention of a "constitutional exigency" for holding the bypolls to Bhabanipur assembly seat.
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