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Residents of the Capital made laudable efforts to help the needy amid the pandemic, and helped restore the faith in humanity.(Photo: Raj K Raj/HT)

Delhi shows its heart: How acts of kindness touched our lives amid pandemic

Hindustan Times | By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 02:32 AM IST
From Delhi Police’s efforts to curb the pandemic to people feeding animals during the lockdown, the resident of the Capital let hope and humanity prevail in 2020.
After the Central government enacted the Act in 2010 and notified it in 2012, 11 states and almost all union territories have adopted the law. States needs to have their own legislation as public health is a state subject.
After the Central government enacted the Act in 2010 and notified it in 2012, 11 states and almost all union territories have adopted the law. States needs to have their own legislation as public health is a state subject.

Act that provides for capping private hospital rates will be adopted soon in Maharashtra, says health minister

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 12:38 AM IST
Almost a decade after the Central government enacted the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, the Maharashtra government has now said that it is serious on implementing the Act, which is aimed at streamlining healthcare services in the state
Palan runs an orphanage by the name of Harman Orphanage and devotes all his resources to help the underprivileged children.
Palan runs an orphanage by the name of Harman Orphanage and devotes all his resources to help the underprivileged children.

Palan Dilshad Mustafa Barzani: Helping the ones in need through his selfless acts

UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 05:46 PM IST
Palan is also very mindful of the need of education in a child’s life, apart from running just the orphanage he also tries to make sure to educate the children as best as he can and provide a good lifestyle for all of them.
Punjab Congress MPs Partap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo (in red turban) interacting with mediapersons at Golden Temple in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Punjab Congress MPs Partap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo (in red turban) interacting with mediapersons at Golden Temple in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Centre must make MSP a legal right, say Congress MPs Bajwa, Dullo

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 12:56 PM IST
The two Congress leaders demanded that any purchase below the MSP should be made a punishable offence
A view of the Dadumajra dumping ground in Chandigarh.(HT files)
A view of the Dadumajra dumping ground in Chandigarh.(HT files)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: It’s time for tricity to clean up its act

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 10:22 PM IST
The blame for not developing clean and green cities rests squarely on the administrative failure and lack of accountability. All that the powers that be seem to be doing currently is passing the buck instead of coming out with a coherent time-bound strategy to improve things
Two men have been booked for raping a 14-year-old girl in Ludhiana’s Payal.(Shutterstock)
Two men have been booked for raping a 14-year-old girl in Ludhiana’s Payal.(Shutterstock)

2 booked for raping 14-year-old girl, videotaping act in Payal

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2020 09:59 PM IST
The victim has said in her police complaint that two men, Vinay Pal and Vicky, kidnapped her in a car and drove to an isolated spot where they raped her and videotaped the act.
The two officials, who both requested anonymity, said the government had “summarily” dismissed the suggestions which it judged as ill-conceived.(File photo for representation)
The two officials, who both requested anonymity, said the government had “summarily” dismissed the suggestions which it judged as ill-conceived.(File photo for representation)

IRS officers pitch 40% tax rate plus Covid relief cess, under probe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 12:27 AM IST
The suggestions were made in a report titled Fiscal Options & Response to Covid-19 Epidemic (FORCE) and released to the media on the IRS Association’s Twitter handle and website.
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Punjab assembly passes resolution against Citizenship (Amendment) Act

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 11:15 PM IST
The resolution brought by the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government was passed by the House after a three-and-a-half-hour long discussion, making Punjab the second state after Kerala to do so
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Act against Bittu for calling Manpreet a failed minister: Akalis dare CM

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2019 11:21 PM IST
While the data show that fighting later in life is related to playing video games as an adolescent, most of this is because, relative to females, males both play games more often and fight more often.(Unsplash)
While the data show that fighting later in life is related to playing video games as an adolescent, most of this is because, relative to females, males both play games more often and fight more often.(Unsplash)

Playing violent video games could be leading to a destructive mindset, here’s why

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 09:14 AM IST
While the data show that fighting later in life is related to playing video games as an adolescent, most of this is because, relative to females, males both play games more often and fight more often.
You see, we Indians are beautiful at helping
You see, we Indians are beautiful at helping

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Kill bitterness with small acts of joy

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 08:05 PM IST
Go on and help someone who may not be able to return the favour. Or help people overcome their little fears, without showing any condescension. It will make them, and you, happier than you imagine!
The teacher sustained a fracture and multiple injuries and was admitted to Beli Hospital of the city.
The teacher sustained a fracture and multiple injuries and was admitted to Beli Hospital of the city.

UP teacher scolds male student for harassing girl, gets beaten up by mob

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By HT Correspondent, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 07:36 AM IST
However, the attackers broke the door open and dragged out Pandey while attacking him brutally with sticks and rods. The mob chased away other college staff and medical team and broke the CCTV cameras installed at the school.
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MNREGA workers say Act should be available in Punjabi

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Mohit Singla, Nabha
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2019 10:54 PM IST
The Act mandates that after a worker registers a demand for work, the worker should be informed about the details of the assigned work in written form by issuing a work allotment letter
Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays Ganesh Gaitonde in Sacred Games.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays Ganesh Gaitonde in Sacred Games.

Paulo Coelho praises Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s act in Sacred Games, calls it ‘one of the best series on Netflix, with the great actor’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 01:51 PM IST
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is elated to be noticed by Paulo Coelho who tweeted about his recent web series Sacred Games and praised him.
The order was passed by a bench headed by Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre on September 5, published on Wednesday, based on a 2014 public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Solapur resident Balkrishna Kharade.(HT image)
The order was passed by a bench headed by Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre on September 5, published on Wednesday, based on a 2014 public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Solapur resident Balkrishna Kharade.(HT image)

Act against NHAI for excavation work inside bird sanctuary: Mumbai HC

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 01:16 AM IST
Based on previous HC directives, Vijay Hinge, then divisional forest officer (wildlife) Pune, Maharashtra forest department, had confirmed through an affidavit before the HC on October 30, 2014, that quarrying work was in fact carried out by NHAI and its concessionaire inside GIB Sanctuary.
US President Donald Trump condemned the shooting which took the lives of 20 in a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump condemned the shooting which took the lives of 20 in a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas.(AFP)

‘Texas mass shooting an act of cowardice’, says Donald Trump

El Paso, Texas | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 09:28 AM IST
Authorities suspect that the mass shooting was an act of hate crime.
Indian and Pakistani members of the Indus Water Treat meet in Lahore, August 29, 2018. With Pakistan, there is no need for India to bend over backwards on water diplomacy(AFP)
Indian and Pakistani members of the Indus Water Treat meet in Lahore, August 29, 2018. With Pakistan, there is no need for India to bend over backwards on water diplomacy(AFP)

Why India must get its act together on water diplomacy

By Brahma Chellaney
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2019 08:03 PM IST
Unlike oil, water has no substitute; it increasingly will be a critical factor in regional development
The summer of 2019 is turning out to be a searing one for most parts of India. If there is one district that is indicative of a massive crisis that could soon unfold across other parts of the country, it is Beed in Maharashtra(Bloomberg)
The summer of 2019 is turning out to be a searing one for most parts of India. If there is one district that is indicative of a massive crisis that could soon unfold across other parts of the country, it is Beed in Maharashtra(Bloomberg)

Water crisis: Act now or perish

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2019 09:39 PM IST
People must realise that it is critical to reduce consumption
British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith with his deputy Andrew Ayre at Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial on Saturday to pay tribute to the martyrs of 1919 massacre.(HT photo/Sameer Sehgal)
British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith with his deputy Andrew Ayre at Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial on Saturday to pay tribute to the martyrs of 1919 massacre.(HT photo/Sameer Sehgal)

Jallianwala Bagh massacre ‘a shameful act’, says UK envoy in Amritsar

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 04:21 PM IST
UK envoy to India Dominic Asquith expressed regret over Jallianwala Bagh and called it a shameful act of British Indian history.
Tensions between India and Pakistan flared up after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14.(Reuters/File Photo)
Tensions between India and Pakistan flared up after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14.(Reuters/File Photo)

Pakistan says it downed two IAF jets, identifies pilots behind act

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2019 10:53 PM IST
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said in the National Assembly that one Indian jet was shot down by Squadron Leader Hassan Siddiqui while the other was downed by Wing Commander Nauman Ali Khan.
In his customary address to the nation on the eve of the 70th Republic Day, the President said development of the country cannot be completed without a salute to the ‘spirit of inclusiveness and pluralism which rests on a tripod of diversity, democracy and development’.(ANI Photo)
In his customary address to the nation on the eve of the 70th Republic Day, the President said development of the country cannot be completed without a salute to the ‘spirit of inclusiveness and pluralism which rests on a tripod of diversity, democracy and development’.(ANI Photo)

In Republic Day address, President Kovind urges people to perform the ‘sacred act’ of voting

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 07:45 PM IST
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week

Stand up acts, illustrations on this week’s WTF

Hindustan Times | By Team HT Brunch
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 10:10 PM IST
Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
Lok Sabha Friday passed a bill to amend the Aadhaar Act and two related laws which will allow individuals to offer voluntarily biometric ID as a means of identity verification for obtaining services such as opening bank account and procuring mobile phone connection.(AFP)
Lok Sabha Friday passed a bill to amend the Aadhaar Act and two related laws which will allow individuals to offer voluntarily biometric ID as a means of identity verification for obtaining services such as opening bank account and procuring mobile phone connection.(AFP)

Lok Sabha passes bill to amend Aadhaar act

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 11:52 PM IST
The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill proposes changes in the Aadhaar Act, Indian Telegraph Act and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act to comply with a Supreme Court judgement pronounced on September 26 last year, in which it upheld the constitutional validity of unique identification project with certain restrictions and changes.
The trapeze duo was eager to perform the dangerous stunt again.
The trapeze duo was eager to perform the dangerous stunt again.

Trapeze duo’s dangerous act on America’s Got Talent goes wrong. Watch video

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 02:17 PM IST
A trapeze duo’s performance did not go as planned on the latest episode of America’s Got Talent.
The nexus between PMC officials and contractors for rigging the bids was exposed in detail by Hindustan Times in a series of reports in October 2017.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The nexus between PMC officials and contractors for rigging the bids was exposed in detail by Hindustan Times in a series of reports in October 2017.(HT FILE PHOTO)

When will PMC act against officials involved in bid-rigging?

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 02:51 PM IST
As reported by Hindustan Times on May 3 ‘Six PMC contractors fined Rs 3.57 crore,’ the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in its final order has imposed a fine of Rs 3.57 crores on six firms for colluding with Pune Municipal Corporation officials and undertook bid rigging while filing tenders for thermal composting garbage plants in 2014.
Visuals from Pulwama’s Rajpora where militants fired at former PDP leader Ghulam Nabi Patel. He was coming to Pulwama from Yader.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Visuals from Pulwama’s Rajpora where militants fired at former PDP leader Ghulam Nabi Patel. He was coming to Pulwama from Yader.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

Kashmir BJP worker shot dead by militants, Mehbooba condemns ‘cowardly act’

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 09:47 PM IST
A Jammu and Kashmir police spokesperson said the militants fired at Ghulam Nabi Patel’s Scorpio at Rajpura chowk in Pulwama. Two of Nabi’s personal security officers were injured.
When stress captures you through situations beyond your immediate control, what works like magic to bring instant joy are random acts of kindness.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
When stress captures you through situations beyond your immediate control, what works like magic to bring instant joy are random acts of kindness.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Kill bitterness with small acts of joy

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 04:42 PM IST
See anyone looking stressed at a public place? Go on and help! But do so in a way that doesn’t show any condescension. Help people overcome their fear, so that next time they can act on their own.
Members of the Gujjar community shout slogans during a protest rally against the rape and murder of eight-year old Kathua girl, in Jammu.(PTI File Photo)
Members of the Gujjar community shout slogans during a protest rally against the rape and murder of eight-year old Kathua girl, in Jammu.(PTI File Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir divided over Kathua crime: What pride can there be in losing out on justice?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Harinder Baweja
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 10:10 PM IST
The rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua has sparked outrage across Jammu and Kashmir.
British scientist Stephen Hawking.(Getty Images)
British scientist Stephen Hawking.(Getty Images)

Donation from Stephen Hawking’s family pays for homeless meals

Press Trust of India, London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 07:00 PM IST
“Today’s lunch is a gift from Stephen. From the Hawking family.”
School children walk past an illegal garbage dump yard at Wagholi.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
School children walk past an illegal garbage dump yard at Wagholi.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

PMRDA cleans up its act for Wagholi

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2018 11:38 PM IST
PMRDA readies detailed plan for Wagholi which is in want of basic civic amenities.
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