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

The next round of talks is now slated to take place on January 15.
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)
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)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 08:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByZia Haq | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

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

Balwant Singh Rajoana was sentenced to death in 2007 for the former Punjab CM’s assassination on August 31, 1995.
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)
Published on Jan 08, 2021 02:29 PM IST
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SC issues notice on plea to bar turncoat lawmakers from contesting bypolls

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.
The Supreme Court.(HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 11:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 06:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas

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

The new industrial development scheme will boost domestic manufacturing and help Jammu & Kashmir in becoming self-reliant, said L-G Sinha
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)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 05:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer

Talks healthy, closer to resolution, SC told

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.
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)
Published on Jan 07, 2021 04:54 AM IST
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Hathras case: Allahabad HC seeks Centre, UP govt’s replies on arrest of alleged PFI members

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.
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)
Published on Jan 06, 2021 08:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | ByJitendra Sarin

Gujarat to get Rs 180 crore from Centre for scholarship scheme

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”.
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)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 07:28 PM IST
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Ahmedabad | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

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

The Centre has advised the states to collect samples of migratory, dead birds with utmost caution and under scientific supervision
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)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 10:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer

Centre should provide free Covid vaccine to poor: Maharashtra

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
Representational Image.(File photo)
Representational Image.(File photo)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 03:54 PM IST
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Nyay scheme to be hit? Centre limits rice procurement from Chhattisgarh

Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel thanked the Centre and also hoped that the permission for more procurement would be granted further in the central pool.
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)
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 11:27 AM IST
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Naveen Patnaik expresses gratitude to Centre for developing Odisha as leading research hub of nation

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.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(HT file)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(HT file)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 09:40 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

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

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’.
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)
Updated on Jan 01, 2021 09:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh

Centre proposes committee to review farm laws, rules out repeal

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 06:18 PM IST
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Don’t fall for ‘pay and register’ scheme for Covid-19 vaccine, alerts Centre

Users should not click on any malicious links, mail, message offering Covid-19 vaccine, the cyber security wing of the home ministry has said.
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)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 06:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

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

Ahead of the crucial talks, Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal on Tuesday met senior BJP leader and home minister Amit Shah.
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)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 11:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

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

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.
Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen.(HT file)
Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen.(HT file)
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 07:16 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

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

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from 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)
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)
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 05:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

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

Toll plaza near Jind sees loss of about 40 lakh due to the farm unions’ call to shut its collection booths from December 25 to 27.
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)
Published on Dec 26, 2020 12:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rohtak | ByHT Correspondent

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

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 10:58 PM IST
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House panel to submit report on govt’s Covid management

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
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)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 12:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha

Centre to promote yoga as a competitive sport

India has also recently established the National Yogasana Sport Federation of India for preservation and development of yoga as a competitive sport
Ayush minister Shripad Yesso Naik.(File photo)
Ayush minister Shripad Yesso Naik.(File photo)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 09:03 AM IST
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Centre for ‘Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics’ courses to be set up: Javadekar

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.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar.(HT file)
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar.(HT file)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 08:15 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

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

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
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)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 01:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas

Centre plans push for Ayurvedic, allopathic tourism in country

Centres registered with AYUSH ministry will be promoted as hubs of medical tourism
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)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 10:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha

Centre’s telemedicine service crosses 1 million consultations

The service, eSanjeevani, was launched by the health ministry in April this year during the nationwide lockdown to manage Covid-19 outbreak
Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 07:17 PM IST
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High court seeks Centre, Delhi Police response on plea seeking ban on gambling sites

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
Delhi high court.(File photo)
Delhi high court.(File photo)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 03:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

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

Says acts of violence, extortion and blackmail against the community had increased after the abrogation of Section 377
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)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 09:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

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

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 06:51 AM IST
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Swachh Bharat Mission: MC declares Chandigarh Water Plus City, Centre to verify claim

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
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)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 01:20 AM IST
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