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Brand Factory outlet fined Rs 6.72 lakh in 21 cases of unfair trade

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 11:21 PM IST
The store will pay Rs 7,000 to the complainant and Rs 25,000 to the legal-aid fund of the consumer disputes redressal commission in each case
The Supreme Court has asked the Commission to submit its report in two months.(HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court has asked the Commission to submit its report in two months.(HT PHOTO)

Former SC judge BS Chauhan to head probe into Vikas Dubey’s killing

Hindustan Times, New delhi | By Abraham|Thomas Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2020 02:06 PM IST
The Commission will investigate not only the incident involving encounter of Vikas Dubey but also probe the inaction of authorities which led to the gangster being released on bail despite facing over 60 cases.
The Election Commission has cited “the field situation and logistics of operationalization” as the rationale behind its decision to not allow postal ballots.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
The Election Commission has cited “the field situation and logistics of operationalization” as the rationale behind its decision to not allow postal ballots.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)

No postal ballots for those aged over 65 in Bihar polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 04:54 AM IST
The Bihar assembly lapses in November this year and Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora had told Hindustan Times in an interview on June 27 that as of now, the elections will be held when they are due.
UPSC Civil Services prelims 2020 new dates(HT File)
UPSC Civil Services prelims 2020 new dates(HT File)

UPSC Exam Date 2020: Civil Services new exam date to be announced today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Nandini
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 03:50 PM IST
UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2020: The commission earlier had scheduled to release the revised date for civil services preliminary examination 2020 on May 20.
Brussels: Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, left, is welcomed by European Council President Charles Michel prior to a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels(AP)
Brussels: Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, left, is welcomed by European Council President Charles Michel prior to a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels(AP)

S Jaishankar meets EU leaders; holds talks on terrorism, economic issues

Brussels | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 12:01 AM IST
Jaishankar, who was in Germany during the weekend for the prestigious Munich Security Conference, arrived here on Monday to prepare the ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s planned visit for the India-EU summit here next month.
The Election Commission on Sunday removed south-east Delhi deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Chinmoy Biswal from his post(ANI/Twitter)
The Election Commission on Sunday removed south-east Delhi deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Chinmoy Biswal from his post(ANI/Twitter)

EC orders removal of senior Delhi cop after 2 firing incidents

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 09:30 AM IST
Two days before the shooting at the Shaheen Bagh protest, a 17-year-old also opened fire at a group of protesting students near Jamia Millia Islamia, injuring one of them. Both the areas come under Biswas’s jurisdiction
MM also requested the Commission that they should not be allowed to go inside with electronic gadgets and touch the ballot units, control units and VVPAT.(HT photo)
MM also requested the Commission that they should not be allowed to go inside with electronic gadgets and touch the ballot units, control units and VVPAT.(HT photo)

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 Results: JMM fears tampering with EVMs

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2019 08:11 PM IST
The JMM also requested the Commission that they should not be allowed to go inside with electronic gadgets and touch the ballot units, control units and VVPAT.
The commission observed that Gumnami Baba’s voice resembled that of Bose(FILE PHOTO)
The commission observed that Gumnami Baba’s voice resembled that of Bose(FILE PHOTO)
Evidence shows that even modest amounts of performance-based funding has a large effect on efficiency(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Evidence shows that even modest amounts of performance-based funding has a large effect on efficiency(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Go for performance-based funding | Opinion

By Karthik Muralidharan
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 06:30 PM IST
The dilemma is that states which need resources most are the least efficient. There’s a way out
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Sikh activism: UK counter-extremism chief calls for overhaul of strategy

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, London
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2019 06:30 AM IST
NIA to file chargesheet against several separatist leaders.(Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
NIA to file chargesheet against several separatist leaders.(Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 2 pm: NIA links Pak high commission to funding Kashmiri separatists and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 02:00 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 2 pm curated for you. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Election Commission of India (ECI), the poll watchdog, is making a renewed effort to get the law ministry to approve measures to give it more teeth by empowering it to deregister political parties and bar contestants from running for election to two seats(ANI Photo)
The Election Commission of India (ECI), the poll watchdog, is making a renewed effort to get the law ministry to approve measures to give it more teeth by empowering it to deregister political parties and bar contestants from running for election to two seats(ANI Photo)

Election Commission to approach government for more power

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 11:58 PM IST
The ECI also wants the facility of casting votes through postal ballots to be extended to people engaged in essential services, which will be identified on the basis of the nature of the services they provide.
Singh, a former BJP MLC, resigned from the Commission citing “personal reasons” on Monday, hours before the FIR was lodged. He also denied the charge.(HT FILE)
Singh, a former BJP MLC, resigned from the Commission citing “personal reasons” on Monday, hours before the FIR was lodged. He also denied the charge.(HT FILE)

BPSC member quits, Vigilance files graft FIR

Patna | By Avinash Kumar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2019 05:22 AM IST
One of the successful candidates, who went for an interview after qualifying in examinations held in 2018 for recruitment of deputy collectors and deputy SPs, had lodged a complaint soon after the interview.
During its visit to Bettiah on Wednesday, the Commission met the victim, who is undergoing treatment at a hospital. Though she claimed she was abducted and raped,  the Commission learnt that a CCTV footage at the site of her alleged abduction disputed her version.(HT FILE)
During its visit to Bettiah on Wednesday, the Commission met the victim, who is undergoing treatment at a hospital. Though she claimed she was abducted and raped,  the Commission learnt that a CCTV footage at the site of her alleged abduction disputed her version.(HT FILE)

Rights panel visits Bettiah rape victim, says ‘facts not clear’

Patna | By Reena Sopam
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2019 05:19 AM IST
 The Commission’s team was, however, provided the call details of the girl’s mobile phone.
Rajinikanth had blamed miscreants for penetrating the anti-Sterlite protests that culminated in police firing(HT Photo/File)
Rajinikanth had blamed miscreants for penetrating the anti-Sterlite protests that culminated in police firing(HT Photo/File)

Rajinikanth may be quizzed if needed, says commission probing Sterlite police firing in Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 06:23 PM IST
The Sterlite probe commission has questioned about 379 people so far and said it would question super star Rajinikanth if needed.
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan said resident doctors were misguided and some even went on strike. After he explained to them that the rules were yet to be drafted, they saw reason.(SONU MEHTA/ HT PHOTO.)
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan said resident doctors were misguided and some even went on strike. After he explained to them that the rules were yet to be drafted, they saw reason.(SONU MEHTA/ HT PHOTO.)

India to get National Medical Commission within six months: Harsh Vardhan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 08:41 PM IST
The Union health ministry will soon notify the National Medical Commission (NMC) Act 2019 that received the President of India’s assent after Parliament cleared it on Monday, August 5.
5,600 acres of land in eight villages remain submerged almost throughout the year because of frequent flooding and submerging of Najafgarh jheel. State human rights commission has sought a report.(HTPHOTOS/Vipin Kumar)
5,600 acres of land in eight villages remain submerged almost throughout the year because of frequent flooding and submerging of Najafgarh jheel. State human rights commission has sought a report.(HTPHOTOS/Vipin Kumar)

State human rights commission seeks report on Najafgarh jheel dispute

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 11:29 PM IST
2,200 farmers and landowners in villages surrounding 41km-long Najafgarh wanted to be compensated for losses suffered because of frequent flooding and submerging of their lands.
Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Bihar Women’s Commission to issue notice to Azam Khan

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Reena Sopam
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 01:18 AM IST
Considering the comments made at the Lok Sabha session as ‘sexist and offensive’, the commission has decided to issue a notice to the Samajwadi Party lawmaker, demanding his apology for the comments and asking him to explain his actions.
Information is a constitutional right. Parliament must protect it(Hindustan Times)
Information is a constitutional right. Parliament must protect it(Hindustan Times)

RTI: A bill that may kill a right

By Yashovardhan Azad and M Sridhar Acharyulu
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 08:04 PM IST
The retrograde amendment would amount to creating an RTI ministry under the government
Chief Information Commissioner Sudhir Bhargava lambasted the ministry for allegedly wrongly invoking Section 8(1)(i) to deny activist Commodore Lokesh Batra (Retd) information related to appointments of Information Commissioners and framing of RTI rules .(cic.gov.in)
Chief Information Commissioner Sudhir Bhargava lambasted the ministry for allegedly wrongly invoking Section 8(1)(i) to deny activist Commodore Lokesh Batra (Retd) information related to appointments of Information Commissioners and framing of RTI rules .(cic.gov.in)

CIC raps DoPT for invoking exemption clause wrongly

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 11:18 PM IST
The CIC directed that the order be placed before the Secretary of the ministry to take note of its “adverse findings”
Sassoli succeeds fellow Italian Antonio Tajani, an Italian EPP Christian Democrat who stepped down on Wednesday.(REUTERS)
Sassoli succeeds fellow Italian Antonio Tajani, an Italian EPP Christian Democrat who stepped down on Wednesday.(REUTERS)

Italian socialist Sassoli to be president of EU Parliament

Brussels | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2019 05:31 PM IST
The European Parliament has an array of powers within the EU including given its ascent to the others that EU leaders picked for its top jobs.
New Delhi, 22 May (ANI): Election Commission of India Headquarter in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
New Delhi, 22 May (ANI): Election Commission of India Headquarter in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

EC opposes any ‘interference’ by top court in bypolls to RS seats

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2019 11:51 PM IST
The seats in Gujarat fell vacant after the elections of Amit Shah and Smriti Irani to the Lok Sabha from Gandhinagar and Amethi, respectively.
Gujarat Congress leader Paresh Dhanani has filed the petition in the Supreme Court seeking quashing of the notification for holding simultaneous by-elections to the two seats Union ministers Amit Shah and Smriti Irani have vacated.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Gujarat Congress leader Paresh Dhanani has filed the petition in the Supreme Court seeking quashing of the notification for holding simultaneous by-elections to the two seats Union ministers Amit Shah and Smriti Irani have vacated.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Top court notice to EC on Gujarat Rajya Sabha bypolls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2019 12:04 AM IST
A vacation bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant observed that the matter requires to be heard and listed the matter for a hearing on June 25.
Election Commission decides to keep dissent within a secret, overrules Ashok Lavasa again(PTI)
Election Commission decides to keep dissent within a secret, overrules Ashok Lavasa again(PTI)

EC decides to keep dissent within a secret, overrules Ashok Lavasa again

New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 08:16 PM IST
According to a functionary at the poll panel, Lavasa has been insisting on setting a process in place for dealing with MCC cases.
Mayawati said the Supreme Court should take action against the Congress government, police and the administration in the state(ANI)
Mayawati said the Supreme Court should take action against the Congress government, police and the administration in the state(ANI)

‘Hang the guilty in Alwar gang rape case’, demands Mayawati

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 12:21 AM IST
Mayawati said the Supreme Court should take action against the Congress government, police and the administration in the state.
A developer cannot be held responsible for not obtaining an Occupation Certificate (OC) if the process is stalled owing to illegal constructions carried out by occupants, the State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission held on Monday. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
A developer cannot be held responsible for not obtaining an Occupation Certificate (OC) if the process is stalled owing to illegal constructions carried out by occupants, the State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission held on Monday. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

‘Can’t blame builder if occupant’s illegal construction holds up OC’, says State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2019 11:47 PM IST
The builder’s advocate Baliram Kamble said the builder could not obtain OC as two society members had carried out unauthorised work and alterations.
The HRD ministry had sought the Commission’s approval to fill more than 6,000 teaching and non-teaching positions that are vacant ahead of the 2019-2020 academic session.(HT File Photo)
The HRD ministry had sought the Commission’s approval to fill more than 6,000 teaching and non-teaching positions that are vacant ahead of the 2019-2020 academic session.(HT File Photo)

EC allows HRD ministry to continue hiring faculty members, non-teaching staff

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2019 12:57 AM IST
The HRD ministry had been keen to fill the vacancies in the next two months, according to the official. With the Model Code of Conduct in place for the duration of the 17th general elections, the ministry had to approach EC for a nod.
The Election Commission has held that Congress president Rahul Gandhi did not violate the model code of conduct during an election speech in Madhya Pradesh where he called his BJP counterpart Amit Shah a “murder-accused”.(PTI File Photo)
The Election Commission has held that Congress president Rahul Gandhi did not violate the model code of conduct during an election speech in Madhya Pradesh where he called his BJP counterpart Amit Shah a “murder-accused”.(PTI File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: EC gives clean chit to Rahul Gandhi over MP poll speech against Amit Shah

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 08:21 PM IST
Attacking the BJP president, Rahul Gandhi reportedly said, “Murder accused BJP chief Amit Shah. Wah, kya shaan hai! (Wow, what a glory!)” The BJP had complained to the EC about the comment.
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