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Maharashtra: BJP protests outside Assembly over women safety, reservation

Pravin Darekar, leader of opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council alleged that the government is running away from discussions and is facing strong opposition.
The two-day winter session of the legislature begun in Mumbai from December 14.(Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times (Representative Image))
The two-day winter session of the legislature begun in Mumbai from December 14.(Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times (Representative Image))
Published on Dec 15, 2020 03:00 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByAsian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Haryana Assembly: Private sector quota Bill passed

Bill mandates 75% reservation in private sector jobs to local candidates; JJP, Congress object
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Updated on Nov 06, 2020 12:44 AM IST
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81 candidates in row for bypolls to 8 assembly seats in Gujarat

Out of 102 nominations received by the EC for eight seats, 21 forms were withdrawn till Monday, leaving 81 candidates in the fray, a release from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer said.
By-elections to eight seats in Gujarat to be held on November 3.(PTI file photo for representation)
By-elections to eight seats in Gujarat to be held on November 3.(PTI file photo for representation)
Published on Oct 20, 2020 02:52 PM IST
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Ahmedabad | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Odisha: Man tries to stab mother in front of Assembly; overpowered

Police said the man from Nayagarh district threatened to slit his mother’s throat while they were on their way to hospital
The monsoon session of Odisha Assembly is currently on.(File photo)
The monsoon session of Odisha Assembly is currently on.(File photo)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 02:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Monsoon session of Haryana assembly lasts barely three hours in shadow of Covid-19

Deputy speaker Ranbir Gangwa presided over session that began at 2pm and was marred by walkouts by opposition members; chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Speaker Gian Chand Gupta skipped the curtailed session as they are undergoing treatment for coronavirus infection
Leader of the opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda and state home minister Anil Vij read out the obituary references soon after the Haryana assembly session got underway on Wednesday afternoon. MLAs were seen observing social distancing during the one-day session.(HT Photo)
Leader of the opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda and state home minister Anil Vij read out the obituary references soon after the Haryana assembly session got underway on Wednesday afternoon. MLAs were seen observing social distancing during the one-day session.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 05:45 PM IST
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Convene the Rajasthan Assembly | HT Editorial

The governor must not overstep his mandate
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra addresses a press conference in Jaipur
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra addresses a press conference in Jaipur
Updated on Jul 29, 2020 06:54 PM IST
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BJP delegation meets Rajasthan Governor, seeks action against Cong’s ‘anarchy’

BJP’s Rajasthan unit president Satish Poonia said Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his government was guilty of pushing the state’s peace and calm into anarchy.
A delegation of BJP coming out our of the Raj Bhawan in Jaipur.(ANI)
A delegation of BJP coming out our of the Raj Bhawan in Jaipur.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 08:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent| Edited by Sabir Hussain

New law soon to stop transfer of teachers in first 10-years of service, says Assam Education Minister

Announcing the plan during the Question Hour, Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the bill will be introduced during the later part of the ongoing Budget session of the Assembly.
Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(HT file)
Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(HT file)
Published on Mar 04, 2020 08:57 AM IST
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Guwahati | ByPress Trust of India

Maharashtra government may go for caste-based census

Deputy CM Ajit Pawar said a delegation led by CM Uddhav Thackeray would meet PM Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah to press the state’s case for a caste-based census.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and leader of opposition Devendra Fadnavis during the State Assembly session.(PTI)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and leader of opposition Devendra Fadnavis during the State Assembly session.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 29, 2020 01:56 AM IST
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DGP Dinkar Gupta has apologised for Kartarpur remarks, Punjab CM tells assembly

Capt Amarinder Singh defends police chief, saying “anybody can make a mistake”; expresses his govt’s commitment to keep Kartarpur Corridor open
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh with Punjab Police chief Dinkar Gupta in Chandigarh. The CM defended the DGP in the assembly and gave details about the busting of terror modules and the recovery of arms and ammunition in the state over the past few months.(HT file photo)
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh with Punjab Police chief Dinkar Gupta in Chandigarh. The CM defended the DGP in the assembly and gave details about the busting of terror modules and the recovery of arms and ammunition in the state over the past few months.(HT file photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2020 01:34 PM IST
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BJP nominates Babulal Marandi as Leader of Opposition in Jharkhand

Rajmahal legislator Anant Ojha proposed Marandi’s name to which others extended their support.
BJP National General Secretary Muralidhar Rao congratulates newly elected Leader of Opposition Babulal Marandi after a meeting at state BJP headquarters in Ranchi on Monday.(DIWAKAR PRASAD/ HT PHOTO.)
BJP National General Secretary Muralidhar Rao congratulates newly elected Leader of Opposition Babulal Marandi after a meeting at state BJP headquarters in Ranchi on Monday.(DIWAKAR PRASAD/ HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 24, 2020 10:42 PM IST
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Lt Governor Anil Baijal dissolves Delhi Legislative Assembly

“A new order will be issued for the formation of the Seventh Legislative Assembly after the final results come,” the official said.
Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday dissolved the Delhi Assembly(PTI)
Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday dissolved the Delhi Assembly(PTI)
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 01:33 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Priority is ensuring accuracy in counting, says CEO Delhi

Delhi Election Result 2020: Earlier, the Delhi CEO had said that 21 centres for counting of votes had been set up in the national capital.
Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh on Tuesday said the focus of the poll commission is to ensure accuracy in the counting process(HT Photo)
Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh on Tuesday said the focus of the poll commission is to ensure accuracy in the counting process(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 10:25 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 pm: After Kerala and Punjab, Rajasthan passes anti-CAA resolution in assembly and all the latest news at this hour

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Published on Jan 25, 2020 04:57 PM IST
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Republic at 70: Greatest strength of India’s Constitution

The framers of our Constitution displayed remarkable foresight while drafting its amendment provisions.
Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the Constituent Assembly in 1947.(Getty Images)
Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the Constituent Assembly in 1947.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 05:44 AM IST
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ByRaju Ramachandran and Shankar Narayanan

Delhi Assembly Election 2020| Last day rush: 592 hopefuls line up to file nominations

Many top contenders across the three major political parties of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, filed their nominations on the last day.
Candidates file their nominations ahead of(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Candidates file their nominations ahead of(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 05:49 AM IST
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Delhi Assembly Elections| AAP chief to hit final leg of campaign with 8 town halls

Kejriwal will elaborate on the party’s “guarantee card” – a document highlighting the party’s assurances for the next five years, said a senior AAP leader.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP candidate from New Delhi constituency Arvind Kejriwal leaves after filing his nomination for upcoming Delhi Assembly election, at Jamnagar House, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP candidate from New Delhi constituency Arvind Kejriwal leaves after filing his nomination for upcoming Delhi Assembly election, at Jamnagar House, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 05:36 AM IST
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20 farmers, six cops injured in ‘Chalo Assembly’ rally at Amaravati

Guntur (Rural) Superintendent of Police Ch Vijaya Rao said six police personnel were also injured in the clash and in the stone pelting by the protestors who were attempting to storm the state assembly in violation of prohibitory orders imposed under Section 144 of the CrPC and Section 30 of the Police Act.
The farmers of Amaravati, who have been agitating for the last 34 days under the umbrella of the Amaravati Joint Action Committee (JAC) against the shifting of the capital, held a “Chalo Assembly” rally on Monday.(HT PHOTO.)
The farmers of Amaravati, who have been agitating for the last 34 days under the umbrella of the Amaravati Joint Action Committee (JAC) against the shifting of the capital, held a “Chalo Assembly” rally on Monday.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 20, 2020 09:56 PM IST
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15 remarkable women who helped shape India’s future

The demand for a body to form the Constitution was an old one but the absence of universal adult suffrage meant that the representation of marginalised groups, especially women, was low.
Eleven of 15 women members of Constituent Assembly(special arrangement/meera velayudhan)
Eleven of 15 women members of Constituent Assembly(special arrangement/meera velayudhan)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 05:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDhamini Ratnam and Dhrubo Jyoti

Congress MLA in MP sits on dharna against own government

Goyal, who is considered close to former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, reached the Assembly with his supporters before noon and climbed the barricades to reach the Gandhi statue on the Assembly campus to start his dharna.
Congress MLA Munnalal Goyal on Saturday staged a dharna against his own party’s government(ANI Photo)
Congress MLA Munnalal Goyal on Saturday staged a dharna against his own party’s government(ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 19, 2020 03:25 AM IST
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Bhopal | ByIndo Asian News Service

After Kerala, Congress govt in Punjab passes resolution against CAA in assembly by voice vote

State parliamentary affairs minister Brahm Mohindra introduced anti-CAA resolution, urging Centre to repeal the Act; AAP supported resolution, while BJP and ally Shiromani Akali Dal opposed it. SAD asks Congress leaders if repeal means they are opposed to citizenship given to Sikhs, Christians
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Updated on Jan 17, 2020 04:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray announces farm loan waivers up to Rs 2 lakh

The government realised that the blanket loan waiver to about 89 lakh farmers would need more than Rs 26000 crore, hence it has decided to put a cap of Rs 2 lakh for the loan waiver.
Though modalities of the scheme are yet to be finalised, the state government is expected to constitute a group of the ministers to chalk out a comprehensive framework of the scheme.(ANI)
Though modalities of the scheme are yet to be finalised, the state government is expected to constitute a group of the ministers to chalk out a comprehensive framework of the scheme.(ANI)
Published on Dec 21, 2019 07:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019| In 2 exit polls, Hemant Soren’s JMM-led alliance has an advantage

India Today-Axis-My India has predicted that Congress-JMM-RJD alliance will end up with 38-50 seats in the 81-member Assembly.
JMM’s working president Hemant Soren had tied up with the Congress and Lalu Prasad’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and contested polls from Dumka.(PTI)
JMM’s working president Hemant Soren had tied up with the Congress and Lalu Prasad’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and contested polls from Dumka.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 20, 2019 09:07 PM IST
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YSR Congress women leaders tie rakhi to Jagan for new anti-rape law

A day after the state cabinet approved the Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2019, the women ministers, MLAs and other leaders met the chief minister and tied him ‘Rakhi’.
Andhra Pradesh’s women ministers and leaders of ruling YSR Congress Party on Thursday tied ‘Rakhi’ to Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy(cmo andhra pradesh/twitter)
Andhra Pradesh’s women ministers and leaders of ruling YSR Congress Party on Thursday tied ‘Rakhi’ to Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy(cmo andhra pradesh/twitter)
Published on Dec 13, 2019 11:01 AM IST
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Amaravati | ByIndo Asian News Service

HP Education Minister tells Assembly just one complaint received on sub-standard school uniform

The Education Department received only one complaint regarding alleged sub-standard uniform through the CM helpline number and a probe was underway in this matter, Bhardwaj said in the House on the first day of the winter session.
The education minister said the Himachal Pradesh government had spent Rs 57.89 crore on providing two sets of free uniforms to 8.30 lakh students. (Representational image)(HT file)
The education minister said the Himachal Pradesh government had spent Rs 57.89 crore on providing two sets of free uniforms to 8.30 lakh students. (Representational image)(HT file)
Published on Dec 10, 2019 10:07 AM IST
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Dharamshala | ByPress Trust of India

Interpreting Singh’s 1984 revelation, writes Shashi Shekhar

Despite his respect for PV Narasimha Rao, why did Manmohan Singh say what he did?
By apologising for 1984, Singh engaged meaningfully with the Sikh community(HT)
By apologising for 1984, Singh engaged meaningfully with the Sikh community(HT)
Published on Dec 09, 2019 08:59 PM IST
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ByShashi Shekhar

Assembly Elections 2019| 58.8pc voting in Jharkhand till 3 pm amid violence, 1 killed

A large number of people were also seen in queues waiting for their turn in Baharagora and Chaibasa constituencies, braving cold conditions, the officials said.
Elderly woman showing mark of indelible ink after casting her vote at a polling booth during the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections at Karge village in Ranchi.(ANI Photo)
Elderly woman showing mark of indelible ink after casting her vote at a polling booth during the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections at Karge village in Ranchi.(ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 07, 2019 04:36 PM IST
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Ranchi | ByPress Trust of India

‘Not allowed to enter assembly’: Bengal governor hits out at Mamata govt

According to Assembly norms, gate no 3 is designated for the governor’s entry and exit.
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Updated on Dec 05, 2019 01:01 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

On maiden visit to CU, no senior staff present to receive Bengal guv Dhankhar

The incident sent ripples in CU and political circles since a governor of the state is also the chancellor of all universities (except Visva Bharati in Shantiniketan) by default. Wednesday’s incident is unprecedented, CU professors said.
Some members of the staff opened the room of the VC and the governor Jagdeep Dhankhar took his seat before taking a tour of the library.(HT PHOTO.)
Some members of the staff opened the room of the VC and the governor Jagdeep Dhankhar took his seat before taking a tour of the library.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 01:40 AM IST
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After blame game over adjournment, Bengal guv says he will visit assembly soon

On Wednesday, the governor said that he had written to Speaker Biman Banerjee and would be going to the assembly to look into its facilities and also visit the library. Earlier in the day, he took a dig at the ruling party, which blamed him for delaying clearance of pending bills leading to the adjournment.
The acrimony between the ruling Trinamool Congress and West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar hit a new low after the speaker adjourned the House on Tuesday as bills slated to be placed in the assembly were yet to get his nod.(HT PHOTO.)
The acrimony between the ruling Trinamool Congress and West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar hit a new low after the speaker adjourned the House on Tuesday as bills slated to be placed in the assembly were yet to get his nod.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 04, 2019 06:16 PM IST
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