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Tweaks in green laws may dilute safeguards, warn experts

The Biological Diversity Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021, tabled in Parliament on 9 December by environment minister Bhupender Yadav, provides exemptions to projects promoting Indian medicine systems, also known as Ayush. 
Legal experts are concerned that large-scale reforms will sidestep environmental concerns. (AFP)
Legal experts are concerned that large-scale reforms will sidestep environmental concerns. (AFP)
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 09:08 AM IST
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Govt committed to ensure clean air, healthy life to all: Bhupender Yadav

Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav said since different cities have a different set of factors contributing to air pollution, focusing on the airshed is important.
“Chaired the first meeting of the Apex Committee of the National Clean Air Programme. India has been at the forefront of taking up policy approaches that give paramount importance to conserving ecology,” Union minister Bhupender Yadav tweeted.(Twitter/@byadavbjp)
“Chaired the first meeting of the Apex Committee of the National Clean Air Programme. India has been at the forefront of taking up policy approaches that give paramount importance to conserving ecology,” Union minister Bhupender Yadav tweeted.(Twitter/@byadavbjp)
Published on Dec 17, 2021 08:53 PM IST
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Centre launches first-ever survey of domestic help to shape employment policy

Domestic workers are believed to be at least 4 million strong, according to a 2017 International Labour Organization study, but there is little official information on their actual number; and little is known about their work conditions and average pay.
The survey is designed to fill this gap and offer “time-series data on domestic workers”, Union minister Bhupender Yadav said.(ANI File Photo)
The survey is designed to fill this gap and offer “time-series data on domestic workers”, Union minister Bhupender Yadav said.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2021 01:01 AM IST
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Domestic workers survey flagged off, instruction manual unveiled

Union minister Yadav released an instruction manual with a questionnaire for the All India Survey on Domestic Workers being conducted by Labour Bureau, Chandigarh.
Shutika Dhwade, 40, a domestic help from Mumbai(Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Shutika Dhwade, 40, a domestic help from Mumbai(Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 22, 2021 02:34 PM IST
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‘India to push for climate finance at global summit’, says Bhupender Yadav

Bhupender Yadav said India is considering several options ahead of COP 26 but it will argue for a “common level playing field” for developed and developing nations so that their climate ambitions can be comparable.
Union minister Bhupender Yadav (ANI file)
Union minister Bhupender Yadav (ANI file)
Updated on Oct 29, 2021 04:36 AM IST
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Prime Minister Modi to attend COP 26 summit in Glasgow, says Bhupender Yadav

India is the world’s third-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after China and the United States, and Modi’s participation in the COP26 summit, which runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12, was seen as critical amid uncertainty over whether Chinese President Xi Jinping would attend
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the U.N. climate summit COP 26 in Glasgow, Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav said on Thursday. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the U.N. climate summit COP 26 in Glasgow, Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav said on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 22, 2021 02:00 AM IST
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Centre says lesser stubble burning incidents observed in Delhi, NCR this year

In a statement, the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change said that the paddy residue burning events in the three states during the one-month period between September 15 and October 15 have reduced from a similar observation last year.
In Punjab, four districts, namely Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Patiala and Ludhiana, contributed more than 70% to the total stubble burning events.(PTI | Representational image)
In Punjab, four districts, namely Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Patiala and Ludhiana, contributed more than 70% to the total stubble burning events.(PTI | Representational image)
Published on Oct 15, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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We brought an ordinance to combat pollution in NCR: Bhupender Yadav

“We are working tirelessly to achieve NCAP targets. The best example of this is our work to convert all industries to piped natural gas in NCR. We have also taken out a policy to promote electric vehicles, taken steps to control stubble burning, etc,” said Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav.
In an interview with HT, Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav said the new agency to curb bad air in NCR, Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM), will take its remit seriously and also give legal status to the regional airshed. (PTI)
In an interview with HT, Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav said the new agency to curb bad air in NCR, Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM), will take its remit seriously and also give legal status to the regional airshed. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 06, 2021 02:40 AM IST
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By, Jayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Govt taking steps to check stubble burning, says Union minister

Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav said the Centre has been supported by Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi governments to deal with menace.
Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav was interacting with the media at Shram Bureau Bhawan in Chandigarh on the sidelines of the 101st foundation day celebration of the Labour Bureau. He outlined the measures taken by the government to reduce stubble burning. (HT FILE)
Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav was interacting with the media at Shram Bureau Bhawan in Chandigarh on the sidelines of the 101st foundation day celebration of the Labour Bureau. He outlined the measures taken by the government to reduce stubble burning. (HT FILE)
Updated on Oct 04, 2021 04:13 AM IST
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Got positive help from Punjab, Haryana on stubble burning: Environment minister

Environment minister Bhupender Yadav said with technologies available now, there was economic viability of stubble nowadays.
Stubble burning in the neighbouring states is one of the major contributors of air pollution in Delhi during winter. (File photo / HT)
Stubble burning in the neighbouring states is one of the major contributors of air pollution in Delhi during winter. (File photo / HT)
Published on Oct 03, 2021 07:18 PM IST
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Paris rulebook, finance goal to top agenda: Bhupender Yadav

More than 195 countries had evolved and adopted the Paris rulebook – a set of guidelines for implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Katowice, Poland in 2018.
Union environment minister Bhupendra Yadav was speaking to reporters following his presentation at a pre-COP meeting underway in Milan. (PTI)
Union environment minister Bhupendra Yadav was speaking to reporters following his presentation at a pre-COP meeting underway in Milan. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 03, 2021 12:54 AM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Wants to be part of solution to climate crisis: Yadav at Biden-led meet

Besides this, the Union minister also pointed out that though India’s share of the world population is 17 per cent but the country’s share in cumulative historical emissions is just 4 per cent.
Union minister Bhupender Yadav in a virtual meeting at the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) hosted by US President Joe Biden, in New Delhi, on Friday. (PTI)
Union minister Bhupender Yadav in a virtual meeting at the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) hosted by US President Joe Biden, in New Delhi, on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 18, 2021 04:48 AM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

News updates from HT: Centre to launch e-SHRAM portal for unorganised workers

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Union minister Bhupender Yadav unveiled the logo for e-SHRAM on August 24.(Twitter/@byadavbjp)
Union minister Bhupender Yadav unveiled the logo for e-SHRAM on August 24.(Twitter/@byadavbjp)
Published on Aug 26, 2021 12:53 PM IST
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Experts count on Bhupender Yadav to tackle environmental challenges

New Delhi Environmentalists and former bureaucrats on Thursday welcomed the appointment of Bhupender Yadav as the new Union minister for environment, citing his understanding of complex issues surrounding the environment and the climate crisis
Bhupender Yadav with Prime Minister Narendra Modi before taking oath on Wednesday, July 7. (PTI)
Bhupender Yadav with Prime Minister Narendra Modi before taking oath on Wednesday, July 7. (PTI)
Published on Jul 09, 2021 12:58 AM IST
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JD(U), BJP discuss Bihar cabinet expansion, 1st meeting since Arunachal jolt

The BJP underlined that the NDA government in Bihar under Nitish Kumar is strong and that cabinet expansion will take place at an appropriate time.
NDA sources said that discussion between the two parties centered on proposed ministerial expansion which will take place after January 14. (Photo @NitishKumar)
NDA sources said that discussion between the two parties centered on proposed ministerial expansion which will take place after January 14. (Photo @NitishKumar)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 09:33 AM IST
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‘Coalition needed to cater to large social base’: Bhupender Yadav

“There is a social equation at play in Bihar. Along with the alliance partners, the JD(U), the HAM(S) and the VIP, we had a formidable social base,” Yadav says
Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Bihar in-charge, Bhupender Yadav and others during the ongoing Monsoon Session, at Parliament House in New Delhi.(PTI)
Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Bihar in-charge, Bhupender Yadav and others during the ongoing Monsoon Session, at Parliament House in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 06:45 AM IST
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BJP knows how to abide by the coalition dharma: Bhupender Yadav

BJP’s ideology fits in with the Indian ethos and we will continue to strengthen that, says the party’s Bihar-in-charge
Bhupender Yadav.(Sonu Mehta/HT Archive)
Bhupender Yadav.(Sonu Mehta/HT Archive)
Published on Nov 11, 2020 01:03 PM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times: India, Maldives launch cargo ferry service connecting Tuticorin and Cochin with Male and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other updates from Hindustan Times.
Maldives president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Solih's presidential inauguration in Male.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
Maldives president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Solih's presidential inauguration in Male.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 21, 2020 05:07 PM IST
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‘The farm bills are just creating procedural clearances’

Bhupender Yadav, one of BJP’s top strategists, responds to Opposition critique on the controversial farm bills passed by a voice vote in Rajya Sabha on Sunday
Rajya Sabha MP Bhupender Yadav says the government is ready to address the concerns of everybody, including the SAD.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Rajya Sabha MP Bhupender Yadav says the government is ready to address the concerns of everybody, including the SAD.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 21, 2020 04:22 PM IST
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News Updates from Hindustan Times: Bhupender Yadav-led panel backs virtual courts beyond Covid-19 and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other updates from Hindustan Times.
BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Bhupender Yadav (File photo/ANI)
BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Bhupender Yadav (File photo/ANI)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 01:20 PM IST
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Let virtual courts continue post pandemic, recommends parliamentary committee

Besides addressing locational and economic handicaps, it ensures safety of vulnerable witnesses providing testimony besides expediting processes and procedures, said the panel
In an interim report submitted to Rajya Sabha chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday, the Parliamentary Standing committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice said underlined digital justice is “cheaper and faster”.(HT Archive)
In an interim report submitted to Rajya Sabha chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday, the Parliamentary Standing committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice said underlined digital justice is “cheaper and faster”.(HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 02:19 PM IST
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‘Govt’s focus is on giving services to those in need’, says BJP’s Bhupender Yadav

Bhupender Yadav, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in-charge for the state Bihar says if unlocking proceeds smoothly, then elections in Bihar will also be conducted with digital technology and social media play a crucial role.
Migrants returning from Rajasthan leave after arriving on a Shramik Special at Patna Junction in Patna, Bihar on Tuesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Migrants returning from Rajasthan leave after arriving on a Shramik Special at Patna Junction in Patna, Bihar on Tuesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 07:44 AM IST
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Select committee report on Surrogacy Bill tabled in Parliament, single women included

The controversial clause of “close relative” has been done away with and instead the committee has recommended the term to be replaced with a “willing woman”.
The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on August 5, 2019, but had to be referred for re-assessment to the select committee on November 21, 2019, as several Rajya Sabha members found certain clauses contentious such as allowing only altruistic surrogacy with a near relative as a surrogate.(Hindustan Times)
The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on August 5, 2019, but had to be referred for re-assessment to the select committee on November 21, 2019, as several Rajya Sabha members found certain clauses contentious such as allowing only altruistic surrogacy with a near relative as a surrogate.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 05, 2020 02:44 PM IST
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BJP to hold 250 press meets, rallies in all districts to blunt CAA criticism

<p>In the wake of massive protests against the recent Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the BJP has announced a mass contact programme. The party plans to mobilise support for the changes to the Citizenship law. The party's national general secretary, Bhupender Yadav accused the Congress and other Opposition parties of disturbing peace in the country. He also said that the party would connect with over 3 crore people to spread awareness about the Act.</p>

In the wake of massive protests against the recent Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the BJP has announced a mass contact programme. The party plans to mobilise support for the changes to the Citizenship law. The party's national general secretary, Bhupender Yadav accused the Congress and other Opposition parties of disturbing peace in the country. He also said that the party would connect with over 3 crore people to spread awareness about the Act.

Updated on Dec 22, 2019 12:00 PM IST
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Ahead of floor test to prove majority in Maharashtra, BJP brings in senior leaders

According to party functionaries aware of the development, apart from party general secretary Bhupender Yadav, who is helming the developments in the state, the party has identified a bunch of leaders who will reach out to MLAs for the floor test.
CM Devendra Fadnavis at a BJP meeting in Mumbai on Sunday.(PTI)
CM Devendra Fadnavis at a BJP meeting in Mumbai on Sunday.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 05:13 AM IST
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An early-morning presidential order sets ball in motion

All eyes, and television cameras, were trained on the YB Chavan Centre in Nariman Point with analysts expecting the three parties to announce a bid to form government any moment. No one noticed when Ajit Pawar quietly slipped out of the meeting around 9pm to hold talks with Yadav.
Mumbai, India - Nov. 23, 2019:Devendra Fadnavis appointed as Maharashtra CM and Ajit pawar as Deputy CM in presence of Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, November 23, 2019. (HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, India - Nov. 23, 2019:Devendra Fadnavis appointed as Maharashtra CM and Ajit pawar as Deputy CM in presence of Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, November 23, 2019. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 24, 2019 02:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySmriti Kak Ramachandran and Kumar Uttam

Maharashtra drama continues: Devendra Fadnavis is CM, Ajit Pawar his deputy

In the intervening 12 hours, the deal between Pawar Jr and Fadnavis, supported by the BJP’s Maharashtra in-charge general secretary, Bhupender Yadav, and blessed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, was finalised.
Mumbai, India - Nov. 23, 2019:Devendra Fadnavis appointed as Maharashtra CM and Ajit pawar as Deputy CM in presence of Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, November 23, 2019. (HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, India - Nov. 23, 2019:Devendra Fadnavis appointed as Maharashtra CM and Ajit pawar as Deputy CM in presence of Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, November 23, 2019. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 24, 2019 02:41 AM IST
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How BJP bagged Maharashtra and pipped Shiv Sena to the chief minister’s post

A BJP functionary said the party had started backchannel talks with other parties including the NCP about government formation in Maharashtra after the Shiv Sena insisted on sharing the chief ministership.
BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis with Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari at the swearing in ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai on Saturday.(HT Photo)
BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis with Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari at the swearing in ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 01:11 AM IST
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‘Nationalism, development issues supplement each other,’ Bhupender Yadav, BJP general secretary incharge of Maharashtra

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) general secretary incharge for the Maharashtra assembly polls, Bhupender Yadav, spoke to Smriti Kak Ramachandran about the seat-sharing talks with the Shiv Sena, the party’s focus on national issues versus regional concerns, and the impact of Maratha reservation.
Yadav,(Arvind Yadav/HT File)
Yadav,(Arvind Yadav/HT File)
Updated on Oct 07, 2019 03:50 AM IST
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Former Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha member Neeraj Shekhar joins BJP

Son of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar, a prominent Thakur face from eastern Uttar Pradesh, Shekhar has been upset with Akhilesh Yadav for ignoring his claim on his late father’s Ballia Lok Sabha seat.
Neeraj shekhar, Smajwadi party leader joins BJP in presence of JP Nadda, working president BJP at BJP Headquarters in New Delhi on JUly 16, 2019. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Neeraj shekhar, Smajwadi party leader joins BJP in presence of JP Nadda, working president BJP at BJP Headquarters in New Delhi on JUly 16, 2019. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2019 04:50 PM IST
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