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The two-day winter session of the legislature begun in Mumbai from December 14.(Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times (Representative Image))

Maharashtra: BJP protests outside Assembly over women safety, reservation

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 03:00 PM IST
Pravin Darekar, leader of opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council alleged that the government is running away from discussions and is facing strong opposition.
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(HT Photo)
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Haryana Assembly: Private sector quota Bill passed

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 12:44 AM IST
Bill mandates 75% reservation in private sector jobs to local candidates; JJP, Congress object
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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)

81 candidates in row for bypolls to 8 assembly seats in Gujarat

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 02:52 PM IST
Out of 102 nominations received by the EC for eight seats, 21 forms were withdrawn till Monday, leaving 81 candidates in the fray, a release from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer said.
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The monsoon session of Odisha Assembly is currently on.(File photo)
The monsoon session of Odisha Assembly is currently on.(File photo)

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

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 02:28 PM IST
Police said the man from Nayagarh district threatened to slit his mother’s throat while they were on their way to hospital
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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)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 05:45 PM IST
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
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Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra addresses a press conference in Jaipur
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra addresses a press conference in Jaipur

Convene the Rajasthan Assembly | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 06:54 PM IST
The governor must not overstep his mandate
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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)

BJP delegation meets Rajasthan Governor, seeks action against Cong’s ‘anarchy’

By HT Correspondent| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 08:04 PM IST
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.
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Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(HT file)
Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(HT file)

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

By Press Trust of India | Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2020 08:57 AM IST
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.
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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)

Maharashtra government may go for caste-based census

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 01:56 AM IST
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.
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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)

DGP Dinkar Gupta has apologised for Kartarpur remarks, Punjab CM tells assembly

By HTC and PTI | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 01:34 PM IST
Capt Amarinder Singh defends police chief, saying “anybody can make a mistake”; expresses his govt’s commitment to keep Kartarpur Corridor open
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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.)

BJP nominates Babulal Marandi as Leader of Opposition in Jharkhand

By Bedanti Saran | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 10:42 PM IST
Rajmahal legislator Anant Ojha proposed Marandi’s name to which others extended their support.
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Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday dissolved the Delhi Assembly(PTI)
Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday dissolved the Delhi Assembly(PTI)

Lt Governor Anil Baijal dissolves Delhi Legislative Assembly

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 01:33 PM IST
“A new order will be issued for the formation of the Seventh Legislative Assembly after the final results come,” the official said.
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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)

Priority is ensuring accuracy in counting, says CEO Delhi

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 10:25 AM IST
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.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2020 04:57 PM IST
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.
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Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the Constituent Assembly in 1947.(Getty Images)
Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the Constituent Assembly in 1947.(Getty Images)

Republic at 70: Greatest strength of India’s Constitution

By Raju Ramachandran and Shankar Narayanan
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 05:44 AM IST
The framers of our Constitution displayed remarkable foresight while drafting its amendment provisions.
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Candidates file their nominations ahead of(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Candidates file their nominations ahead of(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

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

By Vatsala Shrangi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 05:49 AM IST
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.
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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)

Delhi Assembly Elections| AAP chief to hit final leg of campaign with 8 town halls

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 05:36 AM IST
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.
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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.)

20 farmers, six cops injured in ‘Chalo Assembly’ rally at Amaravati

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 09:56 PM IST
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.
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Eleven of 15 women members of Constituent Assembly(special arrangement/meera velayudhan)
Eleven of 15 women members of Constituent Assembly(special arrangement/meera velayudhan)

15 remarkable women who helped shape India’s future

By Dhamini Ratnam and Dhrubo Jyoti | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 05:44 PM IST
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.
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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)

Congress MLA in MP sits on dharna against own government

By Indo Asian News Service | Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2020 03:25 AM IST
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.
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After Kerala, Congress govt in Punjab passes resolution against CAA in assembly by voice vote

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 04:07 PM IST
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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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)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2019 07:19 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 09:07 PM IST
India Today-Axis-My India has predicted that Congress-JMM-RJD alliance will end up with 38-50 seats in the 81-member Assembly.
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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)

YSR Congress women leaders tie rakhi to Jagan for new anti-rape law

By Indo Asian News Service | Amaravati
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2019 11:01 AM IST
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’.
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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)

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

By Press Trust of India | Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 10:07 AM IST
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.
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By apologising for 1984, Singh engaged meaningfully with the Sikh community(HT)
By apologising for 1984, Singh engaged meaningfully with the Sikh community(HT)

Interpreting Singh’s 1984 revelation, writes Shashi Shekhar

By Shashi Shekhar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2019 08:59 PM IST
Despite his respect for PV Narasimha Rao, why did Manmohan Singh say what he did?
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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)

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

By Press Trust of India | Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2019 04:36 PM IST
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.
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(ANI Photo)
(ANI Photo)

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

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 01:01 PM IST
According to Assembly norms, gate no 3 is designated for the governor’s entry and exit.
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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.)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 01:40 AM IST
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.
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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.)

After blame game over adjournment, Bengal guv says he will visit assembly soon

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 06:16 PM IST
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.
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