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The government said Western ideas cannot be imported to the Indian context, citing the Indian constitutional law and jurisprudence.(File Photo)

Centre opposes petitions for same-sex marriage

By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 06:40 AM IST
The government said any interference by a court in the marital statute based on personal laws will create “havoc” in society and will run afoul of the intent of Parliament in framing the laws.
Union minister of state of home affairs G Kishan Reddy said issues related to religious conversions are primarily the concern of state governments.(AFP)
Union minister of state of home affairs G Kishan Reddy said issues related to religious conversions are primarily the concern of state governments.(AFP)

No plans to bring national anti-conversion law: Govt

UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 05:53 AM IST
The government’s response comes at a time anti-conversion laws in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, which outlaw religious conversions by marriage, have stoked controversy.
Javaderkar during the briefing also said the cabinet approved the merger of Films Division, Directorate of Film Festivals, National Film Archives of India, and Children’s Film Society, India with National Film Development Corporation.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo)
Javaderkar during the briefing also said the cabinet approved the merger of Films Division, Directorate of Film Festivals, National Film Archives of India, and Children’s Film Society, India with National Film Development Corporation.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo)

Cabinet approves revision in DTH guidelines, license to be now issued for 20 yrs: Union minister Javadekar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 06:20 PM IST
Addressing a press briefing, Javadekar said that license for DTH would be issued for 20 years and the license fee would be collected on a quarterly basis. Previously, the license for all service providers was issued for a duration of 10 years, according to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
The finance ministry has not passed any new order on dearness allowance hike.(PTI)
The finance ministry has not passed any new order on dearness allowance hike.(PTI)

Dearness allowance: Has DA hike suspension order been withdrawn? Centre clarifies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 09:27 PM IST
The Centre has not withdrawn its earlier order of DA hike suspension. Government employees and pensioners will continue to get their DA at 17 per cent rate of their basic pay, or pension, instead of 21 per cent.
Farmers at the lalkar rally at Barnala’s grain market on Monday.
Farmers at the lalkar rally at Barnala’s grain market on Monday.

Farmers remind govt of promise to double their income, hold lalkar rallies in 5 Punjab districts

Hindustan Times, Barnala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 05:05 PM IST
Symbolic now, but farmer cadre asked to prepare for September 16 action, when rail or other places could be blocked, said Jagmohan Singh, general secretary of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Dakaunda)
The exact count of autonomous bodies in the country is not known(Hindustan Times)
The exact count of autonomous bodies in the country is not known(Hindustan Times)

Autonomous bodies are crucial to the government’s functioning. Streamline them

By Sudeshna Sen
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 04:43 PM IST
Define them properly, bring uniformity in their policies, facilitate senior officials’ attendance in their meetings, and seek independent audits
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi said states should not e expected to bear the burden of GST shortfall.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi said states should not e expected to bear the burden of GST shortfall.(HT FILE PHOTO)

GST compensation to states a legal obligation, Ashok Gehlot tells PM Modi

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 07:51 AM IST
Ashok Gehlot said under the GST (Compensation to States) Act, 2017, states are guaranteed compensation for loss of revenue on account of implementation of GST for a transition period of five years, starting from 2017.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also demanded that the Central Government should provide Rs 2,828 crore to Chhattisgarh as GST compensation amount for the year 2020-21.(HT File Photo)
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also demanded that the Central Government should provide Rs 2,828 crore to Chhattisgarh as GST compensation amount for the year 2020-21.(HT File Photo)

Chhattisgarh CM tells Centre to borrow to pay GST compensation

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 11:11 PM IST
Bhupesh Baghel said that under the current circumstances, a more practical and logical step for the Central government would be to take a loan and provide GST compensation amounts to the states
Officials informed that so far 9.46 crore man-days have been used and more than 48.70 lakh people in over 26 lakh families have been employed in Chhattisgarh. (Photo Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Officials informed that so far 9.46 crore man-days have been used and more than 48.70 lakh people in over 26 lakh families have been employed in Chhattisgarh. (Photo Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)

Chhattisgarh gets additional 1.50 crore man-days under MNREGA

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:47 PM IST
Chhattisgarh Panchayat minister TS Singh Deo had written a letter to the Central government for the increase in man-days in May.
The institute conducts reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), GeneXpert, and Rapid Antigen tests to detect and confirm Covid-19.(HT File Photo)
The institute conducts reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), GeneXpert, and Rapid Antigen tests to detect and confirm Covid-19.(HT File Photo)

PGIMER pegs Covid-19 test costs at 8 crore a month

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 03:25 AM IST
Dr Jagat Ram, director, PGIMER, said the institute conducted nearly 30,000 tests a month for which estimated costs had been worked out and sent to the Central government.
EPF contributions are paid as proportion of basic wages which include basic pay and DA.(HT Photo)
EPF contributions are paid as proportion of basic wages which include basic pay and DA.(HT Photo)

Employees’ PF contribution can go higher than 10%, not of employers: Labour ministry

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2020 10:16 PM IST
Last week, Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced the reduction of statutory provident fund contribution by both employers and employees for the next three months to 10 per cent of basic wages from 12 per cent.
(File Photo)
(File Photo)

FB, Google, Twitter get court’s notice over removal of groups like Bois Locker room

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 03:31 PM IST
The court had on Monday directed the city police to speed up its investigation of Bois Locker Room -- a social media group in which obscene messages and morphed pictures of underage girls were allegedly shared.
In a digital address to the media, Kejriwal said Delhi is conducting as many as 2,300 Covid-19 tests per million population(PTI)
In a digital address to the media, Kejriwal said Delhi is conducting as many as 2,300 Covid-19 tests per million population(PTI)

Cases higher in Delhi due to scaled-up testing, says Arvind Kejriwal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 09:21 AM IST
The CM added that the trials are going on “in full swing” and that the government has identified over 1,000 more donors.
The employers have to declare the date of disbursement of wage for March, 2020 in the ECR for the month.
The employers have to declare the date of disbursement of wage for March, 2020 in the ECR for the month.

EPFO allows 30-day grace period to employers for filing e-challan for March

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 07:08 PM IST
The contributions towards social security schemes - run by Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) - for March was due till April 15, which has been extended till May 15.
Readers suggest people can donate dry and uncooked pulses, grains and flour for distribution among the underprivileged.(HT Photo)
Readers suggest people can donate dry and uncooked pulses, grains and flour for distribution among the underprivileged.(HT Photo)

Time for kindness pandemic

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 10:29 PM IST
It’s a global crisis, but one that hurts poorer sections of the society the most. Their welfare should be prioritised by govts and people, with wages left intact even during leave and subsidised or free food delivered at their doorsteps, suggest readers.
The Anaj Mandi fire has shaken Delhi’s citizens. Poor migrant workers, in search of livelihoods, cramped in a small space, after a week of rigorous work, suddenly found themselves choking to death(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The Anaj Mandi fire has shaken Delhi’s citizens. Poor migrant workers, in search of livelihoods, cramped in a small space, after a week of rigorous work, suddenly found themselves choking to death(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Anaj Mandi must not happen again | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 09:08 PM IST
Create a single licensing and regulatory authority for safety
The West Bengal Cabinet on Monday decided to hand over land rights to those refugees, who came to the state for shelter after the 1971 Bangladesh War
The West Bengal Cabinet on Monday decided to hand over land rights to those refugees, who came to the state for shelter after the 1971 Bangladesh War

Refugees in Bengal who came after ’71 war to get land rights

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 02:59 AM IST
The state cabinet’s decision came on a day when assembly bypolls were held at Kaliaganj, Karimpur and Kharagpur Sadar assembly constituencies.
The most important “far-sight” in the judgment was the court’s recognition that the Muslims were wronged in 1992(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The most important “far-sight” in the judgment was the court’s recognition that the Muslims were wronged in 1992(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

The core of the Ayodhya judgment | Opinion

UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 06:59 PM IST
Work simultaneously for both parties, ensure tangible action, and answer questions on funding
Life remained normal in Ayodhya on Saturday despite heavy deployment of security forces for the Supreme Court judgment on the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Life remained normal in Ayodhya on Saturday despite heavy deployment of security forces for the Supreme Court judgment on the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

Ayodhya verdict out, a look at the road ahead

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2019 05:31 PM IST
Within the next three months the Central government has to take steps to hand over the land for the construction of a temple as well as a mosque.
The ministry is already working on a separate legislation to regulate medical devices. Till such time the new legislation is enacted, the health ministry has decided to bring all medical devices under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.(FILE PHOTO.)
The ministry is already working on a separate legislation to regulate medical devices. Till such time the new legislation is enacted, the health ministry has decided to bring all medical devices under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.(FILE PHOTO.)

Health ministry to regulate all medical devices for human, animal use

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 12:15 AM IST
All devices, including instruments, apparatus, appliances and implants, whether used alone or in combination for various purposes like diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment, alleviation of any disease, investigation, replacement or modification or support of the anatomy among others are included as per the draft. In all, 36 devices have been included in the draft.
Clearance from political angle was declined said Ministry of External Affairs.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Clearance from political angle was declined said Ministry of External Affairs.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Here’s why Centre denied Arvind Kejriwal permission for attending Denmark climate meet

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 08:10 PM IST
The central government on Wednesday clarified that the permission was denied to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for attending the C-40 Climate Summit in Denmark as it is a mayor-level conference.
The environment ministry is considering a number of relaxations in the environment impact assessment (EIA) process that is carried out for development projects, including mining, before they are given the go-ahead(Hindustan Times)
The environment ministry is considering a number of relaxations in the environment impact assessment (EIA) process that is carried out for development projects, including mining, before they are given the go-ahead(Hindustan Times)

Green norms for project expansion could be relaxed

New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 07:09 AM IST
It has also exempted projects with a proposed capacity expansion up to 40% from the requirement of public consultations, with certain riders.
Centre called plan to reduce superannuation age of its employees ‘unfounded’.(HT FILE)
Centre called plan to reduce superannuation age of its employees ‘unfounded’.(HT FILE)

Centre denies plan to reduce retirement age of its employees: Reports

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 07:35 AM IST
There were reports that a stipulated time has been designated by the DoPT for the retirement of Central Government employees.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of measures to boost growth in the housing sector on September 14, Saturday(HT Photo)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of measures to boost growth in the housing sector on September 14, Saturday(HT Photo)

Government employees to get house building advance at lower interest rates, says FM Nirmala Sithraman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 09:56 PM IST
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the lowering of interest rates will encourage more government servants to buy new houses as they were “a major contributor” to the overall demand.
Beach shacks are a big attraction for tourists heading to Goa beaches.(HT Photo/File)
Beach shacks are a big attraction for tourists heading to Goa beaches.(HT Photo/File)

Goa’s popular beach shacks hit by environmental body’s order

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 08:25 PM IST
Goa, the only state which is yet to submit the coastal environment management plan, has been given time till November 15 to do so. The state had sought a six-month extension to the August 31 deadline. The first deadline for submission of CZMP passed in May 2018.
Earlier, the finance minister had met the stakeholders of the real estate sector including developers and home buyers.(HT PHOTO)
Earlier, the finance minister had met the stakeholders of the real estate sector including developers and home buyers.(HT PHOTO)

Centre to make major announcements for real estate industry, stalled projects

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 08:42 PM IST
According to official sources, the reform measures for real estate industry would include additional funds for housing finance companies (HFC) and norm relaxation for developers seeking bank loans.
The Delhi Assembly adopted a resolution to rebuild the Ravidas temple in the capital’s Tughlaqabad area where it was demolished on August 10.(HT PHOTO)
The Delhi Assembly adopted a resolution to rebuild the Ravidas temple in the capital’s Tughlaqabad area where it was demolished on August 10.(HT PHOTO)

Delhi Assembly resolves to build Ravidas temple at site where it was razed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 05:30 PM IST
On the first day of the monsoon session, the Delhi Assembly adopted a resolution to construct a temple for Guru Ravidas at the same site where it was demolished after the Centre allots the land.
The request has gone out to the social networking company on the basis of a recommendation from the ministry of home affairs. (PTI photo)
The request has gone out to the social networking company on the basis of a recommendation from the ministry of home affairs. (PTI photo)

Govt tells Twitter to block accounts inciting anti-India content using Kashmir

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 02:32 AM IST
The state has been under security lockdown since August 5 when the Central government moved to end special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divide the state into two union territories.
Police personnel offer sweets during the festival of Eid ul-Adha in Jammu on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Police personnel offer sweets during the festival of Eid ul-Adha in Jammu on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Extremely peaceful and relaxed Eid, says Jammu and Kashmir official

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 07:51 PM IST
The state has been under security lockdown since August 5 when the Central government moved to end special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divide the state into two union territories – J&K with a legislature and Ladakh without an assembly.
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