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Farmers protesting against the passing of the farm bills in the Parliament, at Samrala in Ludhiana on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Passing of two farm bills in Rajya Sabha triggers protests in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:18 PM IST
In Samrala, farmers took out a mock funeral procession to condemn the government’s alleged anti-farmer moves.
Cow protection has always been one of the top priorities of the BJP governments in Madhya Pradesh.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Cow protection has always been one of the top priorities of the BJP governments in Madhya Pradesh.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

MP budgets Rs 1.6 daily for 1.8 lakh cows in state shelters, department sends SOS

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 10:09 PM IST
Political experts say BJP government may have lost interest in the programme since Congress hijacked the issue during the party’s tenure in the government.
Army personnel patrol near Lal Chowk, Srinagar, January 25, 2020(ANI)
Army personnel patrol near Lal Chowk, Srinagar, January 25, 2020(ANI)

Kashmir needs a political outreach

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2020 07:39 PM IST
Six months later, the government has not met its objectives
Chhattisgarh, Dec 27 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses during the National Tribal Dance Festival in Raipur on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Chhattisgarh, Dec 27 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses during the National Tribal Dance Festival in Raipur on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi widens Congress attack on NRC, covers NPR as well

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 05:17 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi’s effort to double down on not just the NRC but also the NPR is seen as hardening of the Congress’ stand.
A BSES team outside the factory where a fire broke out on Sunday killing 43 people at Anaj Mandi, in New Delhi, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. (Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A BSES team outside the factory where a fire broke out on Sunday killing 43 people at Anaj Mandi, in New Delhi, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. (Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s Special Area needs urban design solutions, not politics | Opinion

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 05:11 PM IST
The massive fire at north Delhi’s Anaj Mandi (located in the Special Area) has led to political bickering over the Special Area redevelopment plan, which was proposed 12 years back in the Master Plan of Delhi-2021.
The Jallianwala Bagh site is above politics and party allegiances. It belongs to every Indian, not to any specific political party(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
The Jallianwala Bagh site is above politics and party allegiances. It belongs to every Indian, not to any specific political party(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Restructuring the Jallianwala Bagh Trust

By Prahlad Singh Patel
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 08:45 PM IST
To honour the sacrifice of our martyrs, and remedy the errors of the past, the government has made changes
The Vijaya Dashmi speech of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief has been an annual affair in the organisation’s calendar ever since its inception. But in the past few years, as the Sangh’s political power and its penetration into different aspects of social life has grown, the speech has assumed particular salience. It is the most definitive articulation of the Sangh’s worldview on contemporary themes.(HT)
The Vijaya Dashmi speech of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief has been an annual affair in the organisation’s calendar ever since its inception. But in the past few years, as the Sangh’s political power and its penetration into different aspects of social life has grown, the speech has assumed particular salience. It is the most definitive articulation of the Sangh’s worldview on contemporary themes.(HT)

The Sangh’s annual message: Translate the sentiment of peace on the ground

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2019 07:14 PM IST
Mohan Bhagwat’s message to the Sangh’s workers to follow the rule of law is important. This, too, needs to be enforced strictly for some individuals claiming to speak for the Sangh have often justified such incidents.
DMK president MK Stalin demanded the intervention of Governor Banwarilal Purohit, who is the chancellor of the varsity, in the matter(PTI Photo)
DMK president MK Stalin demanded the intervention of Governor Banwarilal Purohit, who is the chancellor of the varsity, in the matter(PTI Photo)

Gita in Tamil Nadu university curriculum sparks row

Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 12:59 AM IST
Coming close on the heels of the controversy over Union home minister Amit Shah’s remark about Hindi being a unifier, the development has provided a handle for the opposition to target the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government.
The Uttar Pradesh government will ensure an annual allowance of Rs 6,000 to triple talaq victims besides providing them housing and the means to earn a livelihood.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The Uttar Pradesh government will ensure an annual allowance of Rs 6,000 to triple talaq victims besides providing them housing and the means to earn a livelihood.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

UP government to provide free legal aid, Rs 6,000 annual allowance to triple talaq victims

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 06:35 AM IST
In a first-of-its-kind interaction with women divorced by their husbands through triple talaq, a Muslim practice that was criminalised this year, the CM said the government was ready to come to the aid of all women -- whether they be Muslim or Hindu.
Home Minister Amit Shah presents an award to author Ashok Chakradhar during the 'Hindi Divas Samaroh' in New Delhi, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.(PTI)
Home Minister Amit Shah presents an award to author Ashok Chakradhar during the 'Hindi Divas Samaroh' in New Delhi, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.(PTI)

What RSS said about Hindi as a national language 50 years ago

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 10:04 PM IST
The RSS, the BJP’s ideological fount, too has campaigned for promotion of Indian languages for a long time, but has been careful to avoid being seen as a campaigner to make Hindi a unifying language or according it the status of a national language.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(PTI file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(PTI file photo)

NDA 2.0’s 100-day performance historic: PM Modi

Mumbai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 03:39 PM IST
PM Modi said the country must fulfill the dreams and aspirations of the past and present and also prepare for the future from now to ensure a better and happy life for our children.
The entire Rohtak city was dotted with posters of former Hooda and his son Deepender Singh Hooda.(HT Photo)
The entire Rohtak city was dotted with posters of former Hooda and his son Deepender Singh Hooda.(HT Photo)

Rohtak rally today, Hooda keeps up the suspense

Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By Sunil Rahar
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 10:15 PM IST
Though Hooda denied having met Sonia, his close aides are mounting pressure on him to part ways with the Congress and chalk out the future course of action after listening to the workers’ voices.
The grant came six months after he submitted a request to then chief minister Manohar Parrikar. At the time, the GFP was an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government in the state.(REUTERS)
The grant came six months after he submitted a request to then chief minister Manohar Parrikar. At the time, the GFP was an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government in the state.(REUTERS)

Row over Goa leader’s son getting Rs 23.55L to scale Mount Everest

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 04:04 AM IST
In December 2017, the government sanctioned an amount of Rs 23.55 lakh to Rahul Prabhudesai, a mountaineer attempting to scale Mount Everest in the 2018 spring-summer mountaineering season.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi targets BJP govt over farm distress

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2019 11:31 PM IST
Raising the issue of farmers during Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi claimed that their condition was “terrible” and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address their problems.
The Haryana government on Tuesday approved the addition of stricter provisions to a 2015 anti-cow slaughter law, authorising the police to seize a vehicle involved in the transportation of animals for slaughtering and search the premises used for such a purpose, according to a government statement.
The Haryana government on Tuesday approved the addition of stricter provisions to a 2015 anti-cow slaughter law, authorising the police to seize a vehicle involved in the transportation of animals for slaughtering and search the premises used for such a purpose, according to a government statement.

Haryana plans stricter law on cow slaughter

Chandigarh | By HTC & agencies
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 07:20 AM IST
The existing Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act, 2015, prohibits cow slaughter, trafficking and consumption of beef in the state.
Sources in the I-T department said the searches were conducted by four teams, each comprising 15 officials at the offices, residences and factory premises of people allegedly associated with the JD(S) leadership.(Mint)
Sources in the I-T department said the searches were conducted by four teams, each comprising 15 officials at the offices, residences and factory premises of people allegedly associated with the JD(S) leadership.(Mint)

Income Tax conducts raids on people linked to JD(S)

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 09:00 AM IST
The JD(S) and its ally the Congress have been alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre has been “misusing” central agencies to pursue its “politics of vendetta”.
“The strategic disinvestment of Air India has been deferred for some time due to adverse market conditions and no bidders had shown interest,” says Suresh Prabhu(PRADEEP GAUR/MINT)
“The strategic disinvestment of Air India has been deferred for some time due to adverse market conditions and no bidders had shown interest,” says Suresh Prabhu(PRADEEP GAUR/MINT)

‘Flying is now affordable, accessible for all,’ says civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu

By Faizan Haider
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 07:17 AM IST
“The government has thoroughly transformed the aviation sector and India has now emerged as the world’s 3rd largest domestic aviation market,” says Suresh Prabhu.
West Midnapore: Women stand in a queue to cast their vote for Panchayat election at a polling station in West Midnapore district of West Bengal on Monday.( PTI Photo) (PTI5_14_2018_000036B)(PTI)
West Midnapore: Women stand in a queue to cast their vote for Panchayat election at a polling station in West Midnapore district of West Bengal on Monday.( PTI Photo) (PTI5_14_2018_000036B)(PTI)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: CPI(M) will aim to keep its stronghold of Tripura East

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 10:05 AM IST
Tripura goes to polls in the first two phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019 and votes will be counted on May 23.
While the MGNREGS wage hike is higher for the north-eastern region, there is no wage revision for four states — Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and West Bengal — and two union territories.(PTI)
While the MGNREGS wage hike is higher for the north-eastern region, there is no wage revision for four states — Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and West Bengal — and two union territories.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress slams government’s ‘small hike’ in MGNREGS wages

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2019 11:25 PM IST
The Election Commission on Thursday allowed the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government to notify the new wages for the financial year 2019-20 on the condition that there would be no public announcement or press release for the same as the model code of conduct for the April-May Lok Sabha polls is in place.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressing a public rally at Purnea in Bihar on Saturday.(Twitter/@INCIndia)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressing a public rally at Purnea in Bihar on Saturday.(Twitter/@INCIndia)

‘Not scared of Modi’: Rahul Gandhi targets PM at Bihar rally, spares Nitish Kumar

Hindustan Times, Purnea, Bihar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 03:04 PM IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Bihar’s Purnea.
(PTI File)
(PTI File)

‘Congress trembled when…’: PM Modi invokes Ram Manohar Lohia to target Opposition

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 11:07 AM IST
PM Modi said, ‘Dr Lohia would be horrified at the political developments taking place’
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha.(PTI)
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha.(PTI)

Bihar ally Upendra Kushwaha quits as minister in Modi government

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 02:01 PM IST
RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha had last month set a deadline of November 30 for the BJP to make its stand on seat sharing clear.
(BJPLive/Twitter)
(BJPLive/Twitter)

Assembly poll 2018 Live Updates: BJP chief Amit Shah addresses public meeting in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 06:27 PM IST

Political parties are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to outdo each other in the assembly elections in five states— Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram, Telangana — fielding key leaders, poaching heavyweights, forging alliances, among others.Here are the live updates:

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar(HT File Photo)
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar(HT File Photo)

Release video of Manohar Parrikar to show he is fit to govern: Congress

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 08:05 PM IST
Goa Congress spokesperson said the Opposition party would have to approach the court to seek directions to the government to issue a medical bulletin specifying Parrikar’s health.
Two Goa Congress MLA - Subhash Shirodkar (left ) and Dayanad Sobte (centre) joined the BJP in presence of union minister Piyush Goyal at the BJP headquarter in New Delhi on Tuesday(HT photo: Mohd Zakir)
Two Goa Congress MLA - Subhash Shirodkar (left ) and Dayanad Sobte (centre) joined the BJP in presence of union minister Piyush Goyal at the BJP headquarter in New Delhi on Tuesday(HT photo: Mohd Zakir)

After meeting with Amit Shah, 2 Goa Congress MLAs quit to join BJP

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 10:50 PM IST
The two MLAs Dayanand Sopte and Subhash Shirodkar reached Delhi past Monday midnight and met BJP chief Amit Shah early on Tuesday morning.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari was speaking at a state-level BJP meeting in Mumbai.(PTI File Photo)
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari was speaking at a state-level BJP meeting in Mumbai.(PTI File Photo)

Go on the offensive on Rafale deal, Nitin Gadkari tells BJP functionaries

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 04:55 PM IST
Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari alleged that the Opposition was trying to create confusion about the deal.
Devendra Fadnavis hoisted the national flag at the state secretariat in Nariman Point.(Bhushan Koyande)
Devendra Fadnavis hoisted the national flag at the state secretariat in Nariman Point.(Bhushan Koyande)

No mention of reservation in CM’s I-Day speech in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 12:31 AM IST
The CM said Maharashtra had been successful in creating eight lakh jobs in the organised sector in the last year, according to a report by Employment Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).
Police patrol the Mhow-Neemuch highway on June 07, 2017, after clashes with the farmers killed six people in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, a day before.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT file photo)
Police patrol the Mhow-Neemuch highway on June 07, 2017, after clashes with the farmers killed six people in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, a day before.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT file photo)

80-year-old farmer, others get MP govt notice before Mandsaur protests anniversary

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra and Mustafa Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 08:41 PM IST
Notices allegedly issued ahead of Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Mandsaur asks people to promise they won’t disturb the peace.
Thackeray said there is “no need” to shift the session to Nagpur, instead the government should take decisions that would “benefit farmers”(FILE)
Thackeray said there is “no need” to shift the session to Nagpur, instead the government should take decisions that would “benefit farmers”(FILE)

Shiv Sena opposes state move to shift monsoon session to Nagpur

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 12:00 AM IST
Thackeray said there is “no need” to shift the session to Nagpur, instead the government should take decisions that would “benefit farmers”
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