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The absence of purpose limitation safeguards with respect to use of worker records by aggregators and/or government agencies exposes platform workers to the threat of discriminatory profiling.(HINDUSTAN TIMES PHOTO)

A data rights agenda for platform and gig economy workers

By Nandini Chami and Sadhana Sanjay
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 05:52 PM IST
In the long term, a well-rounded data rights agenda that acknowledges privacy and personal data protection considerations as well as workers’ collective claim need to become the new 21st century frontier for the labour movement.
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Raut said the previous Devendra Fadnavis government in the state was to construct a housing project for police and weaker sections on the Kanjurmarg site concerned.(PTI file photo)
Raut said the previous Devendra Fadnavis government in the state was to construct a housing project for police and weaker sections on the Kanjurmarg site concerned.(PTI file photo)

HC decision on Metro car shed work ‘unfortunate’: Sanjay Raut

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 02:59 PM IST
Talking to reporters here, Raut launched a veiled attack on the BJP, accusing the opposition of creating hurdles in the development of Maharashtra as the party is not in power in the state, and said there was a “conspiracy” to not allow the MVA government to work in the interest of people.
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State environment minister Aaditya Thackeray said they will await detailed court order to decide future course of action.(Pratik Chorge/HT photo)
State environment minister Aaditya Thackeray said they will await detailed court order to decide future course of action.(Pratik Chorge/HT photo)

Setback for MVA in shifting carshed out of Aarey Colony as HC stays Kanjurmarg shed work

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 01:40 PM IST
The Thackeray government had scrapped Devendra Fadnavis government’s decision to build carshed at Aarey Colony despite opposition from environment activists and citizen groups who had insisted that Aarey wad one of the last green spots in Mumbai
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Congress leaders opined that Pawar’s comment was uncalled for, considering the fact that Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi decided to support a Sena-led government after discussing the matter with him.
Congress leaders opined that Pawar’s comment was uncalled for, considering the fact that Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi decided to support a Sena-led government after discussing the matter with him.

Maharashtra Congress warns MVA allies over comments on its leadership

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 08:27 PM IST
The warning by Yashomati Thakur, working president of the state Congress unit and a minister, came days after NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s interview by regional media house Lokmat, in which, when asked if the country was ready to accept Rahul Gandhi as a leader, Pawar said Gandhi’s leadership has a “few problems” and lacks consistency.
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A health worker checks the temperature of a voter as others wait in queues to cast their votes during the graduates’ and teachers' constituency polls for Maharashtra legislative council, in Karad on December 1.(File photo)
A health worker checks the temperature of a voter as others wait in queues to cast their votes during the graduates’ and teachers' constituency polls for Maharashtra legislative council, in Karad on December 1.(File photo)

Maharashtra: Big blow to BJP as MVA seems set to bag four of six seats in legislative council

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 02:41 PM IST
Though the results for two seats of the teachers’ constituencies are yet to be announced officially, the margin between two top candidates is huge and unlikely to differ
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Preparation underway at SP college on Monday as Pune’s graduates’ and teachers’ constituency will go for polls on Tuesday (December 1).(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Preparation underway at SP college on Monday as Pune’s graduates’ and teachers’ constituency will go for polls on Tuesday (December 1).(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

MVA faces first real electoral test today

By Yogesh Joshi | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:36 PM IST
BJP’s Sangram Deshmukh is locked in a direct fight with NCP nominee Arun Lad with backing from MVA
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Nationalist Congress Party leader Praful Patel at a press conference in Panaji.(https://twitter.com/praful_patel)
Nationalist Congress Party leader Praful Patel at a press conference in Panaji.(https://twitter.com/praful_patel)

NCP looking for non-Congress, non-BJP partners for Goa polls: Praful Patel

By Gerard de Souza | HIndustan Times, Panaji
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 03:13 PM IST
A senior minister from the Maharashtra government will be in charge of Goa affairs so that the Nationalist Congress Party is able to reach every constituency effectively in the next 18 months.
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Metro-3 Aarey car shed at Aarey colony. Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced that the shed would be shifted to Kanjurmarg in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Metro-3 Aarey car shed at Aarey colony. Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced that the shed would be shifted to Kanjurmarg in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

After MVA decision on Metro-3, citizens to submit a holistic plan for all metros

By Tanushree Venkatraman | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 09:29 AM IST
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday announced that the Metro-3 car depot would be constructed in Kanjurmarg along with the Metro-6 project, which stretches from Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli
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Anil Deshmukh(ANI)
Anil Deshmukh(ANI)

Can’t speak about certain things in public: Deshmukh on IPS officials trying to topple govt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 05:51 PM IST
Deshmukh was in the city on Sunday, interacting with reporters on various issues
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Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray was to preside over the ceremony at Indu Mills in Dadar on Friday.(ANI file)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray was to preside over the ceremony at Indu Mills in Dadar on Friday.(ANI file)

Ambedkar memorial: Thackeray postpones event after controversy over invites

By Tanushree Venkatraman and Naresh Kamath | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 05:43 PM IST
Controversy erupted as Dr Ambedkar’s grandson Prakash did not receive any invitation for the event while his other grandson Anandraj got a last-minute invite
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Kangana Ranaut arrives at Mohali International Airport, in Punjab on September 14.(PTI)
Kangana Ranaut arrives at Mohali International Airport, in Punjab on September 14.(PTI)

Mumbai: Political slugfest continues over Kangana Ranaut’s departure

By Naresh Kamath | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 05:03 PM IST
The Congress and the NCP criticised Ranaut for her studied silence about the alleged drug nexus in Bollywood. The BJP questioned the Maharashtra government for allowing her to leave Mumbai
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BJP has 22 members in the House and a member of Rashtriya Samaj Paksha backs them.(AFP)
BJP has 22 members in the House and a member of Rashtriya Samaj Paksha backs them.(AFP)

Sena-BJP showdown in upper House: Former allies field candidates for deputy chairperson post

By Swapnil Rawal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 09:41 AM IST
The ruling party has the support of 35 members, while BJP has the support of 25, including its smaller allies, in the 78-member House
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BJP leaders and volunteers demonstrate against Maharashtra government, demanding that religious places be opened, in Pune on August 29.(Ravindra Joshi/HT photo)
BJP leaders and volunteers demonstrate against Maharashtra government, demanding that religious places be opened, in Pune on August 29.(Ravindra Joshi/HT photo)

Shiv Sena hits out at BJP over demand to reopen temples

By Swapnil Rawal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 12:11 PM IST
The demand for reopening of religious places has been going on for around a month, but the Uddhav Thackeray government is treading cautiously to avoid crowding because Covid-19 cases have been steadily climbing in Maharashtra
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Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said he would scrap projects which people feel are unwanted(@OfficeofUT/Twitter Photo)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said he would scrap projects which people feel are unwanted(@OfficeofUT/Twitter Photo)

MVA govt’s steering wheel is in my hands, says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 11:52 AM IST
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray’s predecessor Devendra Fadnavis earlier compared the ruling MVA, comprising the Shiv Sena and its ideological opponents Congress and NCP, with a three-wheeler, auto-rickshaw, and raised doubts over its stability.
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Former chief minister(HT File)
Former chief minister(HT File)

‘I blame Congress, MVA for playing politics’: Fadnavis

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 10:32 AM IST
“We are trying to help the government. The central government is also trying to help. It has given them Rs 28,000 crore...,” Fadnavis said.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference(ANI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference(ANI)

MVA puts up united front in Maharashtra; Rahul Gandhi assures support

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 02:03 AM IST
Separately, key ministers from the three parties in the government — Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress — had an extensive internal meeting and then put up a united front defending the government’s handling of the pandemic.
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The Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra has accused the BJP of trying to topple it, even as BJP leaders pushed for the state to be brought under President’s Rule.(PTI)
The Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra has accused the BJP of trying to topple it, even as BJP leaders pushed for the state to be brought under President’s Rule.(PTI)

BJP not trying to topple government in Maharashtra: Ravi Shankar Prasad

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 04:04 PM IST
A war of words has erupted between the state government and the railway ministry on requisitioning trains for migrant workers, and Prasad defended his Cabinet colleague, railway minister Piyush Goyal.
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For some time in the late 1990s and the 2000s, EVA or economic value added was the hottest buzzword among financially inclined management types.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
For some time in the late 1990s and the 2000s, EVA or economic value added was the hottest buzzword among financially inclined management types.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

By R Sukumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 01:44 AM IST
Some states start off by not testing enough; others start off well, but as cases continue to rise, the message goes out to go easy on the testing. Tamil Nadu, Delhi, and Maharashtra, then, deserve credit for actually continuing to test more.
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Opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis along with his party leaders participates in a ‘Save Maharashtra’ agitation against the state government for its failure to handle the Covid-19 pandemic at Nariman Point in Mumbai on Friday.(ANSHUMAN POYREKAR/HT PHOTO.)
Opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis along with his party leaders participates in a ‘Save Maharashtra’ agitation against the state government for its failure to handle the Covid-19 pandemic at Nariman Point in Mumbai on Friday.(ANSHUMAN POYREKAR/HT PHOTO.)

Maharashtra BJP launches protests against govt’s handling of Covid-19 pandemic

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 06:13 PM IST
Two months after the first coronavirus case was identified in the state and a week after CM Uddhav Thackeray secured his nomination to the Legislative Council, the BJP announced that it would no longer stay quiet and spoke out against the government’s “ineffectual” tackling of the pandemic.
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The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) delegation with Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday.(https://twitter.com/Jayant_R_Patil)
The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) delegation with Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday.(https://twitter.com/Jayant_R_Patil)

MVA urges Governor Koshyari to nominate Uddhav Thackeray to upper house

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2020 09:56 PM IST
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The three parties coming together to form the government was unexpected in Maharashtra politics.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
The three parties coming together to form the government was unexpected in Maharashtra politics.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Highlights of 100 days of Thackeray-led govt

By Shailesh Gaikwad | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 12:20 AM IST
The three parties coming together to form the government was unexpected in Maharashtra politics
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Prakash Ambedkar(HT Photo)
Prakash Ambedkar(HT Photo)

Too much ideological inconsistency is politically damaging

By Sujata Anandan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 11:51 PM IST
Dalit leaders are upset not just by Ambedkar’s fruitless political/electoral ambitions but also by his ideological inconsistency
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar praised Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and said the MVA coalition government would complete its full term of five years.(HT PHOTO.)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar praised Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and said the MVA coalition government would complete its full term of five years.(HT PHOTO.)

‘I have no doubt that MVA will complete term of 5 years’: Sharad Pawar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 04:16 PM IST
Sharad Pawar said the present equation that holds the MVA together needs all three parties. “Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP play a pivotal role in making MVA successful,” he added.
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There are around 20 lakh students in Maharashtra who study in various higher education and technical institutes out of which at least 18 lakh will begin their day by singing the national anthem on a daily basis, according to the higher education minister.(HT PHOTO.)
There are around 20 lakh students in Maharashtra who study in various higher education and technical institutes out of which at least 18 lakh will begin their day by singing the national anthem on a daily basis, according to the higher education minister.(HT PHOTO.)

Singing national anthem mandatory in Maharashtra colleges from February 20

By Steffy Thevar | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 08:57 PM IST
Speaking in Pune, Samant said a circular for making the national anthem compulsory will be issued on February 19, the birth anniversary of warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji.
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A meeting of the officials held in New Delhi discussed the passenger and cargo protocols which will give effect to the agreement to regulate passenger, personal and cargo vehicular traffic between the four countries(Bloomberg Representative Image)
A meeting of the officials held in New Delhi discussed the passenger and cargo protocols which will give effect to the agreement to regulate passenger, personal and cargo vehicular traffic between the four countries(Bloomberg Representative Image)

India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal may soon ink motor vehicle pact

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 06:22 AM IST
A meeting of the officials held in New Delhi discussed the passenger and cargo protocols which will give effect to the agreement to regulate passenger, personal and cargo vehicular traffic between the four countries that was signed in June 2015, the external affairs ministry said in a statement.
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Senior BJP leader and former finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar warned the Maharashtra government not to create hurdles for National Investigation Agency (NIA) which the Centre had ordered to take probe into the Bhima Koregaon violence.(HT Photo)
Senior BJP leader and former finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar warned the Maharashtra government not to create hurdles for National Investigation Agency (NIA) which the Centre had ordered to take probe into the Bhima Koregaon violence.(HT Photo)

Former BJP minister warns Maharashtra govt of dismissal, sparks row

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 07:45 PM IST
The Maharashtra government says the Centre has interfered in a State subject by unilaterally handing over the probe in the Bhima Koregaon violence to the NIA.
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar and CM Uddhav Thackeray(HT Photo)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar and CM Uddhav Thackeray(HT Photo)

MVA allies and their endless controversies

By Shailesh Gaikwad | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 12:22 AM IST
During the MVA government’s tenure so far, what is clearly visible is that the three parties are not on the same page over various issues
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Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said non-performing officials will be removed.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said non-performing officials will be removed.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

‘Govt won’t hesitate to show the door to non-performing officers,’ says Nitin Gadkari

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 10:13 AM IST
The Union minister was speaking at the road safety stakeholders meeting during the 31st National Road Safety Week.
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The BJP’s dismal performance in Maharashtra’s Zilla Parishad polls is being seen as an indicator of the simmering discontent against the party at the grassroots level.(ANI Photo)
The BJP’s dismal performance in Maharashtra’s Zilla Parishad polls is being seen as an indicator of the simmering discontent against the party at the grassroots level.(ANI Photo)

BJP loses Nagpur in Maharashtra civic polls, MVA set to grab 4 Zilla Parishads

By Swapnil Rawal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 11:37 AM IST
Although, it has won one-third of the total seats in these six ZPs, the BJP is likely to retain only Dhule Zilla Parishad, while the MVA allies could get together to take control of four other councils.
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is yet to allocate portfolios even three days after expansion of his council of ministers on Dec 31, 2019.(Sunny Shende / HT Photo)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is yet to allocate portfolios even three days after expansion of his council of ministers on Dec 31, 2019.(Sunny Shende / HT Photo)

No portfolios 3 days after Maharashtra Cabinet expansion , but ministers get offices

By Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 09:09 AM IST
On Thursday, the Shive Sena confirmed that there is disquiet among Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies. The Sena said that although the cabinet expansion was delayed, a “strong and an experienced” cabinet has been set up.
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