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Then President Pratibha Patil conferring social worker Baba Sewa Singh with the Padma Shri for his contribution to environment conservation in 2010.(HT file photo)

Social worker Baba Sewa Singh returns Padma Shri in protest against Centre’s farm laws

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 04:28 PM IST
In letter to the President, environmentalist and religious leader terms government’s attitude towards farmers worrisome.
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New land laws strengthen idea of India: J&K BJP chief

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 12:59 AM IST
Former deputy chief minister Kavinder Gupta said women who married outside the state were being deprived of their right to property
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The CBI court wants to check the attendance of a juvenile awarded community service for submitting a fake certificate to get admitted to PEC Chandigarh.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The CBI court wants to check the attendance of a juvenile awarded community service for submitting a fake certificate to get admitted to PEC Chandigarh.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

CBI court to check attendance of juvenile who gave fake certificate for PEC admission

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 11:58 PM IST
The Juvenile Justice Board on November 14, 2018, had awarded six juveniles three years of reformation with a fine of Rs 600, cut short later by CBI court to one year of community service
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Kindness counts: Volunteers packing food packets distribute to people during the lockdown in India to prevent the spread of Covid-19.(ANI)
Kindness counts: Volunteers packing food packets distribute to people during the lockdown in India to prevent the spread of Covid-19.(ANI)

It’s now or never: Let’s not forget our social responsibilities

By Harpreet Kaur Baweja
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2020 09:54 PM IST
It is time, we, the citizens of India, understood our own role and responsibility in limiting the spread and transmission of Covid-19.
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In an e-mail to the Indian Army, Mahindra said his group would be happy to consider the candidature of ToD optees for corporate jobs.(Hindustan Times)
In an e-mail to the Indian Army, Mahindra said his group would be happy to consider the candidature of ToD optees for corporate jobs.(Hindustan Times)

Anand Mahindra says army’s ‘tour of duty’ model good for youth

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 11:37 PM IST
The ToD model is similar to the short-service commission that allows officers to serve the armed forces for 10 to 14 years.
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P. Chidambaram speaks on CAA and NRC at Tilak Smarak Mandir in Pune.(File photo: Rahul Raut/ Hindustan Times)
P. Chidambaram speaks on CAA and NRC at Tilak Smarak Mandir in Pune.(File photo: Rahul Raut/ Hindustan Times)

‘If you are secular, your citizenship will be questioned someday’: Chidambaram

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 04:48 PM IST
Resistance to CAA in some pockets has sometimes been described as anti-national, mostly by the leaders of the ruling party, the BJP.
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The Supreme Court will hear on Monday the plea by Communist Party of India (Marxist) and NGO Association for Democratic Reforms and seeking a stay on the electoral bonds scheme of 2018.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court will hear on Monday the plea by Communist Party of India (Marxist) and NGO Association for Democratic Reforms and seeking a stay on the electoral bonds scheme of 2018.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Petition over electoral bonds in Supreme Court on January 20

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 11:44 PM IST
The Finance Act, 2017 introduced a system of electoral bonds to be issued by any scheduled bank for the purpose of electoral funding.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a BJP rally at Ramlia Maidan, New Delhi, 2019(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a BJP rally at Ramlia Maidan, New Delhi, 2019(ANI)

2019 paradox: India has a strong govt, but also new challenges | HT editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 07:50 AM IST
It is how the government uses its popularity and mandate to address economic anxieties, maintain social harmony and keep peace and restore democracy in Kashmir which will be key in 2020.
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Podcast: Aatish Taseer on India, Indian Politics, and Citizenship

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 05:10 PM IST
Two weeks ago, Aatish received notice that the government of India was revoking his status as an Overseas Citizen of India—known as OCI.
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A Muslim man looks on as police officers conduct a flag march in a street outside Jama Masjid, before Supreme Court's verdict on a disputed religious site claimed by both majority Hindus and Muslim in Ayodhya, in the old quarters of Delhi.(REUTERS)
A Muslim man looks on as police officers conduct a flag march in a street outside Jama Masjid, before Supreme Court's verdict on a disputed religious site claimed by both majority Hindus and Muslim in Ayodhya, in the old quarters of Delhi.(REUTERS)

‘Closure, wish of Allah, unexpected’: UP Muslims react to SC’s Ayodhya order

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 08:09 AM IST
Many Muslims welcomed the Supreme Court verdict, saying it will re-affirm the tradition of mutual respect and unity among the people of both communities.
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IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has sought an explanation from WhatsApp over the latest spyware attack by(HT file photo)
IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has sought an explanation from WhatsApp over the latest spyware attack by(HT file photo)

Govt asks WhatsApp to explain hacking, says committed to protecting privacy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 09:51 PM IST
A spokesperson of the American company confirmed to Hindustan Times that the targets of the attack in India and other parts of Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America included journalists and activists.
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Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for applicants whose names have not figured in the NRC, said as per the Citizenship Act every person born in India after January 26, 1950 upto July 1, 1987 were citizens of India by birth.(HT FILE)
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for applicants whose names have not figured in the NRC, said as per the Citizenship Act every person born in India after January 26, 1950 upto July 1, 1987 were citizens of India by birth.(HT FILE)

Not bothered by criticism, want NRC out on time: SC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 03:28 AM IST
NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela had brought to the court’s notice the statements made by Assam leaders on the NRC updation process.
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File image of MS Dhoni(PTI)
File image of MS Dhoni(PTI)

MS Dhoni starts two-week stint in Army, picture goes viral

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 12:49 AM IST
Dhoni, who is on a sabbatical from the Indian cricket team, will be staying with his 106 TA Battalion (Para) till August 15.
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A nation is not any of the several nations that existed upon the same land in the past; if anything, it is a rejection of them(Hindustan Times)
A nation is not any of the several nations that existed upon the same land in the past; if anything, it is a rejection of them(Hindustan Times)

Why Hindutva nationalism is unsettling

By Mimi Mondal
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 09:38 PM IST
It is not merely proclaiming pride in Hinduism as a religion; it threatens to unmake India and replace it with a different nation.
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A group of residents of Park View Residency (PVR) in Palam Vihar’s Sector 3 has written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention in resolving all disputes pertaining to maintenance and other facilities at the condominium. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain / Hindustan Times)(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
A group of residents of Park View Residency (PVR) in Palam Vihar’s Sector 3 has written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention in resolving all disputes pertaining to maintenance and other facilities at the condominium. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain / Hindustan Times)(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Residents of Palam Vihar Sector 3 write open letter to PM Modi

By HT Correspondent | Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 02:57 PM IST
The letter stated that the RWA was being controlled by a small group of people, who had come to power through back door, and did not represent all the residents.
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India on Saturday rejected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s remarks that members of Indian minorities are treated like “second class citizens”, saying they were an “egregious insult” to all Indians.(AP)
India on Saturday rejected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s remarks that members of Indian minorities are treated like “second class citizens”, saying they were an “egregious insult” to all Indians.(AP)

Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s remark on minorities an insult: Government

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2019 11:37 PM IST
Addressing a ceremony, Khan said his government would ensure equal status and rights to minorities in Pakistan, and would not allow them to be treated as “second class citizens” like minorities of India.
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An Indian IT contractor, his wife and father have been charged by SEC in the US with insider trading after he illegally tipped them with confidential client information he stole while working in the Singapore branch of an investment bank.(AP)
An Indian IT contractor, his wife and father have been charged by SEC in the US with insider trading after he illegally tipped them with confidential client information he stole while working in the Singapore branch of an investment bank.(AP)

Indian IT contractor, wife and father charged in US with insider trading

By Press Trust of India | New York
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2018 10:48 PM IST
The SEC obtained a court-ordered freeze of assets in three US brokerage accounts and one US bank account connected to the alleged trading.
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According to the Emigration Act, 1983, “emigrant” means any citizen of India who intends to emigrate, or emigrates, or has emigrated to another country.(Hindustan Times/Ajay Aggarwal)
According to the Emigration Act, 1983, “emigrant” means any citizen of India who intends to emigrate, or emigrates, or has emigrated to another country.(Hindustan Times/Ajay Aggarwal)

Govt plans to revamp outdated emigration policy, top official says

By Parth Welankar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2018 02:39 PM IST
Dnyaneshwar Mulay, secretary, ministry of external affairs and overseas Indian affairs, said: “The current policy of emigration enacted by the government of India is very old and needs to be reworked.”
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Villagers arrive by boat to check their names in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens at a centre at Goroimari after its release, in Kamrup district of Assam on Monday, July 30(PTI)
Villagers arrive by boat to check their names in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens at a centre at Goroimari after its release, in Kamrup district of Assam on Monday, July 30(PTI)

The NRC exercise will lead to an upsurge in identity politics in the Northeast

By Samrat
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 06:35 PM IST
Even if 35 lakh people are disenfranchised instead of 40 lakh after appeals, it would still be the biggest such mass disenfranchisement in world history
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Actor Akshay Kumar in a still from Rustom (2016), which is based on the real life incident of Naval Officer K. M. Nanavati and businessman Prem Ahuja.
Actor Akshay Kumar in a still from Rustom (2016), which is based on the real life incident of Naval Officer K. M. Nanavati and businessman Prem Ahuja.

Ex-Navy officers come in support of Akshay Kumar’s decision to bid the Rustom uniform-costume

By Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 02:10 PM IST
Akshay Kumar’s decision to auction the uniform-costume he wore in Rustom didn’t go down well with some, but several celebrated Naval officers have come out in support of the actor.
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Smoke billows out of a burning bus during Bharat Bandh, called by Dalit organisations, Alwar, Rajasthan, April 2(PTI)
Smoke billows out of a burning bus during Bharat Bandh, called by Dalit organisations, Alwar, Rajasthan, April 2(PTI)

Blind faith in social media can prove to be dangerous

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 02:17 PM IST
Social media has become such a fire-breathing dragon that before getting influenced by the opinions and messages published on it we need to exercise our own wisdom
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