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Veteran BJP leader and former chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, Shanta Kumar, with wife Santosh Shailja, who died of cardiac arrest during Covid-19 treatment.(HT file photo)

Former Union minister Shanta Kumar to undergo Covid treatment at Mohali hospital

By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 08:56 PM IST
The decision to shift Shanta Kumar was taken a day after his wife died due to coronavirus at Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda.
The eight edition of the North-East Festival that’s usually held in the Capital, is being held in Guwahati this weekend and livestreamed worldwide. Soulmate (above) will be performing at the venue
The eight edition of the North-East Festival that’s usually held in the Capital, is being held in Guwahati this weekend and livestreamed worldwide. Soulmate (above) will be performing at the venue

Meet the seven sisters, virtually

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 04:51 PM IST
The annual North East Festival is on its way to Delhi, but in a first it will be held virtually in Guwahati
Representative
Representative

Tamil Nadu cancels half-yearly exams for government school students

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 07:55 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu’s school education minister, K A Sengottaiyan on Wednesday said that half-yearly examinations for students in government and government-aided schools are cancelled for the current academic year.
Farmers at the Singhu border during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest against the new farm laws, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Farmers at the Singhu border during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest against the new farm laws, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Jharkhand govt looks to bypass new farm laws

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Gautam Mazumdar
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 07:10 AM IST
State agriculture minister Badal Patralekh said he recently met chief minister Hemant Soren in this regard.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb is facing opposition from dissident BJP MLAs.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb is facing opposition from dissident BJP MLAs.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

BJP brass steps in to stall Tripura CM’s public meeting amid infighting

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Biplab Deb had said he would hold a public meeting on December 13 to seek “people’s mandate” on whether he should continue as Tripura’s Chief Minister.
HT Image
HT Image

J&K HC seeks list of unauthorised occupants of ministerial bungalows, govt houses

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria, Jammu
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 06:03 PM IST
The court has also sought details of arrears of rent, electricity and renovations.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh addressing the media after meeting Union home minister Amit Shah at his residence in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh addressing the media after meeting Union home minister Amit Shah at his residence in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Capt Amarinder meets Amit Shah, appeals to Centre, farmers to find early solution

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 02:30 PM IST
Punjab CM urges Union home minister to listen to farmers with an open mind and protect the MSP besides continuing with the APMC-based mandi system.
Congress leaders felicitating chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh in Sultanpur Lodhi on Monday.(HT Photo)
Congress leaders felicitating chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh in Sultanpur Lodhi on Monday.(HT Photo)

Pakistan always attempts to create tension, stay united to thwart its designs: Punjab CM

Hindustan Times, Sultanpur Lodhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 12:50 PM IST
Urges people to follow Guru Nanak’s teachings and make country strong after paying obeisance at state-level Gurpurb function at Sultanpur Lodhi
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh had asked former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to second the resolution in the state assembly against the Centre’s farm laws. Sidhu had also participated in a protest led by the chief minister in Delhi, signalling a thaw in ties.(Instagram/Navjot Singh Sidhu)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh had asked former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to second the resolution in the state assembly against the Centre’s farm laws. Sidhu had also participated in a protest led by the chief minister in Delhi, signalling a thaw in ties.(Instagram/Navjot Singh Sidhu)

Navjot Singh Sidhu gets a lunch invite. It is from his ex-boss

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 07:21 PM IST
Amarinder and Sidhu have not been on best of terms ever since he exited the state council of ministers after being divested of the local government department last year, but there are efforts lately from both leaders to break the ice.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh says the CBI is being increasingly used to play politics, and a fair probe could not be ensured through it.(HT file photo)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh says the CBI is being increasingly used to play politics, and a fair probe could not be ensured through it.(HT file photo)

CBI being exploited for politics, won’t allow it to enter Punjab without permission: Capt Amarinder

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Says BJP welcome to contest all 117 seats to Punjab assembly but can’t win even one without alliance.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to promptly resolve issues faced by the common people of Uttar Pradesh.(ANI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to promptly resolve issues faced by the common people of Uttar Pradesh.(ANI)

‘Resolve issues faced by common people, no laxity will be tolerated’, UP CM Yogi Adityanath tells senior officials

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 05:30 PM IST
Adityanath has directed district magistrates, SSPs and SPs to receive all phone calls on the CUG numbers made available to them by the government and promptly solve problems of the people.
Tejashwi Yadav during a press conference on Thursday thanked Bihar’s people for voting in favour of the Mahagathbandhan(ANI on Twitter)
Tejashwi Yadav during a press conference on Thursday thanked Bihar’s people for voting in favour of the Mahagathbandhan(ANI on Twitter)

‘Public is with us, it’s win for Grand Alliance’: Tejashwi Yadav in first comments after Bihar poll results

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 09:53 PM IST
Tejashwi Yadav thanked Bihar’s people for voting in favour of the Mahagathbandhan, and added “The mandate favoured Mahagathbandhan, but Election Commission’s result was in NDA’s favour
The celebrations that went on for five to seven days in the previous years will be held for three days this year.(Pixabay)
The celebrations that went on for five to seven days in the previous years will be held for three days this year.(Pixabay)

Ayodhya gearing up for fourth Deepotsav celebrations

Ayodhya (UP) | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 05:50 PM IST
Ayodhya is gearing up for the fourth Deepotsav celebrations started by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in 2017, the first since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the commencement of the Ram temple construction.
With farmers extending their protest on rail tracks indefinitely against the Centre’s farm laws, the Railways says the ground situation is not conducive to resume services in Punjab.(HT file photo)
With farmers extending their protest on rail tracks indefinitely against the Centre’s farm laws, the Railways says the ground situation is not conducive to resume services in Punjab.(HT file photo)

After President declines meeting request, Punjab CM announces relay dharna in Delhi

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Capt Amarinder Singh terms situation due to farmers’ rail blockade critical as last of state’s power plants shuts down due to coal shortage
The CM’s diminished popularity, uncertainty about the pandemic, changing social equations, and possible rifts within the ruling alliance have made the polls complex(Santosh Kumar/HTPhoto)
The CM’s diminished popularity, uncertainty about the pandemic, changing social equations, and possible rifts within the ruling alliance have made the polls complex(Santosh Kumar/HTPhoto)

Bihar: What we know, and what we don’t know

UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 06:18 AM IST
The outcome will hinge on the depth of anti-incumbency, the BJP-JD(U) dynamic, the ability of the RJD to expand its social base, and the impact of the pandemic
Goa CM Pramod Sawant had made the allegations against the Independent MLA on Monday.(ANI Photo/Representative use)
Goa CM Pramod Sawant had made the allegations against the Independent MLA on Monday.(ANI Photo/Representative use)

Goa CM accuses Independent MLA of land deal ‘setting’, he withdraws support

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 04:19 PM IST
The MLA has challenged Sawant to prove his involvement in any land deals or ‘setting’ over land acquisition for the IIT campus.
(Left) Former Haryana chief secretary DS Dhesi replaces Rajesh Khullar (right) as chief principal secretary to Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.(HT Photo)
(Left) Former Haryana chief secretary DS Dhesi replaces Rajesh Khullar (right) as chief principal secretary to Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.(HT Photo)

DS Dhesi appointed chief principal secretary to Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 04:01 PM IST
The former chief secretary resigned as Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission chairman to replace Rajesh Khullar, who heads for a World Bank assignment in the US.
Sudhir Mishra believes lately he’s reconnecting to the kind of cinema he loves and is back to being the filmmaker he started out to be
Sudhir Mishra believes lately he’s reconnecting to the kind of cinema he loves and is back to being the filmmaker he started out to be

Years into filmmaking, Sudhir Mishra is back to the beginning

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 07:13 AM IST
The director’s movies are often social commentaries but he says the first duty of a filmmaker is towards his craft
A rise in air pollution level due to undergoing construction work, at Dhaula Kuan, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
A rise in air pollution level due to undergoing construction work, at Dhaula Kuan, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Delhi-NCR pollution report absolves Punjab of the blame: Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 10:46 PM IST
Delhi CM receives flak from his Punjab counterpart after the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in a research paper based on data for 2018 and 2019 found that Delhi’s pollution is localised.
Officials from the food and drugs administration, Panchkula, and the Haryana chief minister’s flying squad examining cottage cheese seized at Barwala in Haryana.(HT Photo)
Officials from the food and drugs administration, Panchkula, and the Haryana chief minister’s flying squad examining cottage cheese seized at Barwala in Haryana.(HT Photo)

324 kg cottage cheese worth Rs 58,000 seized in Barwala near Chandigarh

By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 12:04 AM IST
The raid was conducted at 6 am on Tuesday following the tip off that cottage cheese was being sold at Barwala in Haryana
“It was necessary to take extra precautions during the upcoming festive season amid Covid-19 pandemic.”(Pixabay)
“It was necessary to take extra precautions during the upcoming festive season amid Covid-19 pandemic.”(Pixabay)

Covid-19: Necessary to take extra precautions during festive season, says K’taka CM

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 03:06 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday said it was necessary to take extra precautions during the upcoming festive season, amid Covid-19 pandemic.
This is the second time that Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur has had to observe self-isolation as a precautionary measure after coming in contact with a coronavirus patient.(HT Photo)
This is the second time that Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur has had to observe self-isolation as a precautionary measure after coming in contact with a coronavirus patient.(HT Photo)

Himachal CM goes into isolation after coming in contact with Covid positive legislator

By HT Correspondent, Shimla/dharamshala
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 10:09 PM IST
The CM had come in contact with Banjar legislator Surender Shaurie during the inauguration of the Atal Tunnel
Bottles of fake liquor seized at a factory in Panchkula district.(HT Photo)
Bottles of fake liquor seized at a factory in Panchkula district.(HT Photo)

10 arrested as police raid spurious liquor factory in Panchkula

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 10:53 PM IST
Joint team of Panchkula police and the chief minister’s flying squad acts on tip-off that fake liquor is being sold at Mauja Sarakpur village on the Mauli-Raipur Rani Road
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar holding up placards during a dharna in support of farmers at Khatkar Kalan, the native village of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, on Monday. The party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat and Patiala MP Preneet Kaur were among the leaders present on the occasion.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar holding up placards during a dharna in support of farmers at Khatkar Kalan, the native village of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, on Monday. The party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat and Patiala MP Preneet Kaur were among the leaders present on the occasion.(HT Photo)

Punjab to move Supreme Court against Centre’s farm laws: Capt Amarinder Singh

Hindustan Times, Khatkar Kalan | By Gagandeep Singh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 03:22 PM IST
Chief minister says will request Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to join farmers’ protest and build pressure on the BJP-led Centre
The BJP’s national leadership is clear that it will stick to Nitish Kumar for some more time — not because it trusts him but because it doesn’t want to take the risk of a repeat of the defeat of 2015(HT PHOTO)
The BJP’s national leadership is clear that it will stick to Nitish Kumar for some more time — not because it trusts him but because it doesn’t want to take the risk of a repeat of the defeat of 2015(HT PHOTO)

What Bihar will tell us about national politics

Hindustan Times | By Chanakya
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 05:43 AM IST
Given the pandemic, the nature of the election, of political competition, and of issues has changed. The outcome will reveal the mood
Home minister Anil Vij said the ADGP was entrusted with the task of implementing universal helpline number, Dial 112, an emergency response support system for informing the police, fire brigade and ambulance services but the project was at a standstill.(HT Photo)
Home minister Anil Vij said the ADGP was entrusted with the task of implementing universal helpline number, Dial 112, an emergency response support system for informing the police, fire brigade and ambulance services but the project was at a standstill.(HT Photo)

Haryana home minister strips ADGP rank officer of all charges

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 10:16 PM IST
Anil Vij was upset with ADGP Arshinder Singh Chawla for not complying with his orders, including proposals to transfer police officials.
Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri along with fellow Congress MLAs staging a sit-in protest outside the room of Vidhan Sabha speaker on Tuesday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri along with fellow Congress MLAs staging a sit-in protest outside the room of Vidhan Sabha speaker on Tuesday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)

Monsoon session: Furore in HP Assembly over benami land deals

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 01:44 AM IST
The Opposition staged a walk out over the government’s alleged unwillingness to discuss the issue, the discussion of which they had sought under Rule 67
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray addresses the state via video conferencing.(PTI)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray addresses the state via video conferencing.(PTI)

Can weather political storms, coronavirus, says Thackeray

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 05:20 PM IST
In his address to the state through social media platforms focussed on the worsening Covid-19 scenario even as he alleged that attempts were made to defame Maharashtra
Independent Meham MLA Balraj Kundu (extreme right) and his supporters were finally allowed to proceed to Pipli near Kurukshetra, to take part in the farmers’ protest on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Independent Meham MLA Balraj Kundu (extreme right) and his supporters were finally allowed to proceed to Pipli near Kurukshetra, to take part in the farmers’ protest on Thursday.(HT Photo)

On way to Haryana farmers’ protest at Pipli, Meham MLA Balraj Kundu arrested, later released

Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 03:21 PM IST
Despite prohibitory orders, the Independent legislator was going to take part in the rally called against the three farm ordinances promulgated by the Centre; Tosham Congress MLA Kiran Choudhry says govt afraid of protesting farmers
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leaders Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, August 28, 2020(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leaders Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, August 28, 2020(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

In J&K, time for dialogue

PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Pro-India forces are allies. The central government must listen to them
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