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A farmer leader shows a paper with ‘We will either die or win’ written on it, at the eighth round of talks with the Centre on Friday.(ANI)

‘Cannot and will not repeal laws,’ says Centre as farm talks hit another stalemate

By Zia Haq | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:12 PM IST
The next round of talks is now slated to take place on January 15.
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Balwant Singh Rajoana (centre) was sentenced to death in 2007 for the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in Chandigarh on August 31, 1995.(HT file photo)
Balwant Singh Rajoana (centre) was sentenced to death in 2007 for the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in Chandigarh on August 31, 1995.(HT file photo)

Beant Singh assassination: SC asks Centre to decide on Rajoana’s plea to commute death penalty by January 26

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:29 PM IST
Balwant Singh Rajoana was sentenced to death in 2007 for the former Punjab CM’s assassination on August 31, 1995.
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The Supreme Court.(HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court.(HT PHOTO)

SC issues notice on plea to bar turncoat lawmakers from contesting bypolls

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 11:05 PM IST
A social activist from Madhya Pradesh had filed a petition demanding a six-year ban on political turncoats in view of the recent trend emerging from the states of Madhya Pradesh in March 2020 and Karnataka in 2019.
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An old farmer sitting during an ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at the Singhu border in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
An old farmer sitting during an ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at the Singhu border in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

‘Are farmers protected against Covid?’: SC asks Centre, cites Tablighi event

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:32 PM IST
The remarks were made during the hearing of a public interest litigation by Jammu-based lawyer Supriya Pandita for a CBI probe into the Tablighi Jamaat gathering in Delhi last year.
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Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha addresses a press conference, at Convention Hall in Jammu, on January 07.(PTI)
Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha addresses a press conference, at Convention Hall in Jammu, on January 07.(PTI)

Centre approves Rs28,400 crore industrial developmental scheme to boost J&K economy

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 05:54 PM IST
The new industrial development scheme will boost domestic manufacturing and help Jammu & Kashmir in becoming self-reliant, said L-G Sinha
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The court said it would take up the matter on January 11 but could defer the hearing in case there was some progress in talks.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The court said it would take up the matter on January 11 but could defer the hearing in case there was some progress in talks.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Talks healthy, closer to resolution, SC told

By Utkarsh Anand | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 04:54 AM IST
CJI SA Bobde, however, also said that the top court has always encouraged talks, and that the legal adjudication surrounding the farm laws and farmers’ protests could wait if there was the possibility of a breakthrough.
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A two-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court passed the order on Tuesday.(PTI File Photo)
A two-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court passed the order on Tuesday.(PTI File Photo)

Hathras case: Allahabad HC seeks Centre, UP govt’s replies on arrest of alleged PFI members

By Jitendra Sarin | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 08:28 PM IST
The petitioners have been accused of planning to disturb law and order situation and fuel caste based riots in Uttar Pradesh following the death of a woman after she was gang raped.
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In December last year, the Union Cabinet had approved Rs 59,000 crore for the post-matric scholarship for more than four crore SC students.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In December last year, the Union Cabinet had approved Rs 59,000 crore for the post-matric scholarship for more than four crore SC students.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Gujarat to get Rs 180 crore from Centre for scholarship scheme

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 07:28 PM IST
Gujarat BJP president C R Paatil, who was present on the occasion, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking a decision “for the welfare of students of the SC community”.
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A large number of deaths, including that of migratory birds, have been reported from states like Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.(HT photo)
A large number of deaths, including that of migratory birds, have been reported from states like Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.(HT photo)

Amid mass bird deaths, Centre asks states to form monitoring panels

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:22 AM IST
The Centre has advised the states to collect samples of migratory, dead birds with utmost caution and under scientific supervision
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Representational Image.(File photo)
Representational Image.(File photo)

Centre should provide free Covid vaccine to poor: Maharashtra

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:54 PM IST
State health minister Rajesh Tope said on Tuesday that people below the poverty line cannot afford the vaccine even if its two doses are priced at Rs500
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The Centre had earlier given in principle approval to take 60 lakh MT rice from the state in the central pool. (HT Photo)
The Centre had earlier given in principle approval to take 60 lakh MT rice from the state in the central pool. (HT Photo)

Nyay scheme to be hit? Centre limits rice procurement from Chhattisgarh

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 11:27 AM IST
Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel thanked the Centre and also hoped that the permission for more procurement would be granted further in the central pool.
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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(HT file)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(HT file)

Naveen Patnaik expresses gratitude to Centre for developing Odisha as leading research hub of nation

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 09:40 AM IST
Patnaik made this statement while talking at the foundation laying stone ceremony for the permanent campus of Indian Institutes of Management (IIM)-Sambalpur in Odisha.
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The Congress leader has spoken up on several occasions in support of the farmers protesting against the three farm laws passed by the Centre in September last year.(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The Congress leader has spoken up on several occasions in support of the farmers protesting against the three farm laws passed by the Centre in September last year.(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

In New Year greetings, Rahul Gandhi takes a veiled dig at Centre over farm laws

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 09:00 AM IST
On December 27 too, he targeted the Centre over the protests, saying that the farmers should keep walking and not be scared of the ‘bluster of the government’.
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The ministers shared meals with farmers during a lunch break after the first round of talks, presenting a picture of bonhomie amid the tough negotiations.(PTI)
The ministers shared meals with farmers during a lunch break after the first round of talks, presenting a picture of bonhomie amid the tough negotiations.(PTI)

Centre proposes committee to review farm laws, rules out repeal

By Zia Haq | Hidustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 06:18 PM IST
Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal and Som Prakash also discussed the possibility of a law on guaranteeing minimum prices for farm prices, said a senior farmers’ representative present in the talks.
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A medic demonstrates administration of COVAXIN, an Indian government-backed experimental Covid-19 vaccine, to a health worker during its trials, at Tezpur in Assam.(PTI)
A medic demonstrates administration of COVAXIN, an Indian government-backed experimental Covid-19 vaccine, to a health worker during its trials, at Tezpur in Assam.(PTI)

Don’t fall for ‘pay and register’ scheme for Covid-19 vaccine, alerts Centre

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Users should not click on any malicious links, mail, message offering Covid-19 vaccine, the cyber security wing of the home ministry has said.
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Farmers listen to Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait during their protest against the new farm laws, at Tikri border in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Farmers listen to Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait during their protest against the new farm laws, at Tikri border in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Centre, farmer unions to hold sixth round of talks today, protesters firm on demand for repeal of laws

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 11:26 AM IST
Ahead of the crucial talks, Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal on Tuesday met senior BJP leader and home minister Amit Shah.
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Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen.(HT file)
Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen.(HT file)

Amartya Sen lashes out at Visva-Bharati VC “empowered” by Centre

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 07:16 PM IST
Sen was born in 1933 at Santiniketan, which is home to Visva-Bharati, the university founded by Rabindranath Tagore, another Nobel prize recipient and a literary giant from Bengal.
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The validity of crucial documents like driving licence, vehicle registration, and fitness certificates that have expired since February 1 and could not be extended owing to the coronavirus pandemic(Hindustan Times)
The validity of crucial documents like driving licence, vehicle registration, and fitness certificates that have expired since February 1 and could not be extended owing to the coronavirus pandemic(Hindustan Times)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Centre extends validity of driving license and other related documents till March 31 and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 05:06 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Farmers raising slogans at a toll plaza near Panipat in Haryana to protest the Centre’s new farm laws.(HT Photo)
Farmers raising slogans at a toll plaza near Panipat in Haryana to protest the Centre’s new farm laws.(HT Photo)

Free run for motorists as farmers picket toll plazas in Haryana for second day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Rohtak
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 12:49 PM IST
Toll plaza near Jind sees loss of about Rs 40 lakh due to the farm unions’ call to shut its collection booths from December 25 to 27.
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Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings president Upkar Singh Ahuja addressing the media in Ludhiana on Saturday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings president Upkar Singh Ahuja addressing the media in Ludhiana on Saturday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Ludhiana Inc seeks Centre’s intervention over hiked raw material rates

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 10:58 PM IST
The industrialists said if the conditions prevail for some more time, 50 percent of the MSME sector will face closure, which will push around 5 crore staff/labourers towards unemployment.
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The House panel is led by Congress leader Anand Sharma.(Mohd Zakir/HT archive)
The House panel is led by Congress leader Anand Sharma.(Mohd Zakir/HT archive)

House panel to submit report on govt’s Covid management

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 12:06 PM IST
This will be the second House committee report related to the pandemic. Last month, the health had placed a report that focused on the functioning of the health ministry and related agencies to tackle the pandemic
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Ayush minister Shripad Yesso Naik.(File photo)
Ayush minister Shripad Yesso Naik.(File photo)

Centre to promote yoga as a competitive sport

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 09:03 AM IST
India has also recently established the National Yogasana Sport Federation of India for preservation and development of yoga as a competitive sport
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Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar.(HT file)
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar.(HT file)

Centre for ‘Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics’ courses to be set up: Javadekar

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 08:15 PM IST
Addressing the CII Big Picture Summit virtually, the minister said this centre will undertake initiatives to promote entrepreneurship and encourage start-ups in the sector.
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Security personnel stand guard as farmers block Delhi-Noida border at Chilla point, in Noida on Wednesday.(PTI)
Security personnel stand guard as farmers block Delhi-Noida border at Chilla point, in Noida on Wednesday.(PTI)

Farmers’ protest: SC notices to Centre, Delhi on pleas seeking reopening of borders

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 01:58 PM IST
The court allowed the petitioners to include the farmer organisations which are striking to also be included as parties in the petition while posting the matter for hearing tomorrow
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Minister of state in the ministry of culture and tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel.(Sonu Mehta/HT file)
Minister of state in the ministry of culture and tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel.(Sonu Mehta/HT file)

Centre plans push for Ayurvedic, allopathic tourism in country

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 10:23 AM IST
Centres registered with AYUSH ministry will be promoted as hubs of medical tourism
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Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Centre’s telemedicine service crosses 1 million consultations

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 07:17 PM IST
The service, eSanjeevani, was launched by the health ministry in April this year during the nationwide lockdown to manage Covid-19 outbreak
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Delhi high court.(File photo)
Delhi high court.(File photo)

High court seeks Centre, Delhi Police response on plea seeking ban on gambling sites

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 03:07 PM IST
The PIL said that despite various provisions under law, a large number of websites can be accessed in all the states through devices and a person is free to gamble or bet
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Members of LGBTQI community gather to celebrate decriminalisation of consensual gay sex, in Mumbai in 2018.(HT archive)
Members of LGBTQI community gather to celebrate decriminalisation of consensual gay sex, in Mumbai in 2018.(HT archive)

Sensitise public, police about rights of LGBTQI+ community: NHRC tells Centre

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:46 AM IST
Says acts of violence, extortion and blackmail against the community had increased after the abrogation of Section 377
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Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia laid the foundation stone of 'Kala Kunj', Delhi Archives Annexe & Cultural Hub at the Department of Delhi Archives, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia laid the foundation stone of 'Kala Kunj', Delhi Archives Annexe & Cultural Hub at the Department of Delhi Archives, in New Delhi.(ANI)

Kala Kunj: Delhi Archives set to get a new cultural centre

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 06:51 AM IST
To start construction of the building, Sisodia, who is also the art and culture minister, on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of Kala Kunj - Delhi Archives Annexe & Cultural Hub at department of Delhi archives.
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The Centre’s inspection may take place anytime in January 2021.(HT File Photo)
The Centre’s inspection may take place anytime in January 2021.(HT File Photo)

Swachh Bharat Mission: MC declares Chandigarh Water Plus City, Centre to verify claim

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 01:20 AM IST
MC commissioner KK Yadav said the corporation had applied for Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Water Plus certification this year as it fulfils all the conditions
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