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Congress president Sonia Gandhi makes an address via video link.(PTI/Screenshot from video posted by @INCIndia)

‘True meaning of democracy is...’: Sonia Gandhi hits out at Centre over farmers’ protest

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 04:13 PM IST
Gandhi said that the government’s stand is tantamount to arrogance and it must recognize that the true meaning of democracy is to protect the rights and interests of the farmers and workers.
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Gehlot had on Thursday lashed out at the Centre for forcing farmers to welcome New Year on the streets amid freezing temperatures.(Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times Archive)
Gehlot had on Thursday lashed out at the Centre for forcing farmers to welcome New Year on the streets amid freezing temperatures.(Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times Archive)

Gehlot, Pilot to lead protests against farm laws in Jaipur

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 08:01 AM IST
The Rajasthan government will also launch a week-long campaign ‘Kisan Bachao-Desh Bachao’ on Tuesday under which ministers, party workers and public representatives will visit villages in the state demanding the rollback of the three laws.
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The NCP chief, whose party is a one-third stakeholder in the Maharashtra government, has also alleged that farmers are not a priority for the government.
The NCP chief, whose party is a one-third stakeholder in the Maharashtra government, has also alleged that farmers are not a priority for the government.

‘Agriculture can’t be run sitting in Delhi’: Sharad Pawar slams Centre for ‘bulldozing’ farm laws

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 06:42 PM IST
Pawar’s remarks come in the wake of Centre’s invite to protesting farmers for a meeting on Wednesday, December 30, in Delhi to discuss the three contentious farm laws, after the farmers’ unions agreed to restart negotiations with the government in a bid to resolve the stalemate.
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Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.(PTI)
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.(PTI)

UPA couldn’t bring in farm reforms due to pressure: Agri minister Tomar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 02:24 AM IST
“Many chief ministers had tried to implement the same farm laws that the Narendra Modi government had brought but could not implement them due to these external pressures,” Tomar said, according to the agency.
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On the issue of farm laws, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, in Punjab, these ‘forces’ tried to use the shoulders of farmers for their motive.(PTI file photo)
On the issue of farm laws, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, in Punjab, these ‘forces’ tried to use the shoulders of farmers for their motive.(PTI file photo)

Forces pressurised Manmohan Singh, Sharad Pawar not to implement farm sector reforms, says Union minister Tomar

By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 02:59 PM IST
Tomar stated that many Chief Ministers had tried to implement the same farm laws that the Narendra Modi government has formulated for agriculture sector reforms.
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Representatives of different religions walk in a march in support of the ongoing farmers' protest, in Kolkata.(AP)
Representatives of different religions walk in a march in support of the ongoing farmers' protest, in Kolkata.(AP)

‘Apologise to farmers’: Opposition hits back at PM Modi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 03:00 AM IST
The Congress party’s attack came on a day the PM interacted with farmers and strongly defended the three laws, blaming Opposition parties of hijacking the protests and misleading cultivators.
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Abhijit Deshmukh: A savior for all

UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:26 PM IST
Being a team player, he makes sure that his entire team of saviours is always safe and maintaining social distancing when they are helping others. He aims to rise with the masses.
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In this March 23, 2020 file photo, Congress leader Motilal Vora at parliament during the Budget Session, in New Delhi. Vora passed away at Fortis Escort Hospital in Delhi on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, a day after celebrating his 93 birthday.(PTI)
In this March 23, 2020 file photo, Congress leader Motilal Vora at parliament during the Budget Session, in New Delhi. Vora passed away at Fortis Escort Hospital in Delhi on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, a day after celebrating his 93 birthday.(PTI)

Motilal Vora (1927-2020)‘He was an ideal example of a political worker and leader ’

By Janardan Dwivedi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 01:09 AM IST
Voraji was known for striking a perfect balance between different leaders. Despite late leader Arjun Singh proposing his name as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, he maintained a fine relationship with Shyama Charan Shukla and Madhavrao Scindia as well.
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Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.(PTI)
Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.(PTI)

‘May extend issue-based support to BJP but no merger’: HD Kumaraswamy

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Kumaraswamy asserted that JD (S) took many welfare measures and the situation of committing suicide by merging itself with the other party has not come.
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UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee at his residence in New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Archive)
UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee at his residence in New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Archive)

In memoir, Pranab blames Manmohan, Sonia for Cong’s defeat, says Modi govt’s first term autocratic

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 12:28 AM IST
The Presidential Years is the fourth volume of Mukherjee’s memoirs and will be released in January 2021.
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Sanjay Raut said the Congress is weak and hence the opposition needs to come together now.(PTI)
Sanjay Raut said the Congress is weak and hence the opposition needs to come together now.(PTI)

‘Will support Sharad Pawar,’ says Sanjay Raut after NCP junks speculation over UPA chief post

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 10:41 AM IST
This comes after the NCP on Thursday termed as baseless media speculation that Pawar may head the UPA. NCP chief spokesperson Mahesh Tapase said there are unsubstantiated reports in the media regarding Pawar taking over as the chairperson of the UPA.
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Transport services, offices and shops, particularly those selling fruits and vegetables, are likely to be affected in some states and cities during the Bharat Bandh from 11am to 3pm.(HT Photo/Karn Singh)
Transport services, offices and shops, particularly those selling fruits and vegetables, are likely to be affected in some states and cities during the Bharat Bandh from 11am to 3pm.(HT Photo/Karn Singh)

Bharat Bandh: Highway blockades, slogans, police deployment in states

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:25 AM IST
The farmer groups are expected to block highways and occupy toll plazas but they have said this will be a “peaceful protest” and emergency services - like ambulances - will not be stopped or delayed.
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NCP and Shiv Sena leaders have played down Pawar’s remarks on Rahul Gandhi’s leadership, saying they have no connection with the stability of the three-party state government.(Satish Bate/HT File Photo)
NCP and Shiv Sena leaders have played down Pawar’s remarks on Rahul Gandhi’s leadership, saying they have no connection with the stability of the three-party state government.(Satish Bate/HT File Photo)

Stop commenting on our leadership if you want stable govt: Cong leader to Maha allies

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 04:41 PM IST
Congress’s state working president Yashomati Thakur, who is also a minister, made the appeal after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said Rahul Gandhi’s leadership seems to lack “consistency”.
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar congratulated the MVA candidates on winning the legislative council polls.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar congratulated the MVA candidates on winning the legislative council polls.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
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Preparation underway at SP college on Monday as Pune’s graduates’ and teachers’ constituency will go for polls on Tuesday (December 1).(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Preparation underway at SP college on Monday as Pune’s graduates’ and teachers’ constituency will go for polls on Tuesday (December 1).(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

MVA faces first real electoral test today

By Yogesh Joshi | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:36 PM IST
BJP’s Sangram Deshmukh is locked in a direct fight with NCP nominee Arun Lad with backing from MVA
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Congress has lost 12 of its legislators to the BJP, which has reduced its strength to 65. On the other hand, the BJP has increased its tally to 111.(AP-Photo)
Congress has lost 12 of its legislators to the BJP, which has reduced its strength to 65. On the other hand, the BJP has increased its tally to 111.(AP-Photo)

Congress back to Square One in Gujarat

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 05:06 AM IST
In December 2017, the party restricted the BJP to 99 seats, its lowest tally in the state in 22 years and also registered its best performance in two decades, winning 77.
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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav addresses a rally in support of a Congress candidate, ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Aurangabad district.(PTI Photo)
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav addresses a rally in support of a Congress candidate, ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Aurangabad district.(PTI Photo)

Bihar Election Results 2020: Opposition praises Tejashwi for his fierce campaign

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said the way Yadav fought the elections will inspire the young generation.
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Former SAD and BJP councillors with the Mohali municipal corporation have also filed a plea against the delimitation move at the Punjab and Haryana high court.(HT Photo)
Former SAD and BJP councillors with the Mohali municipal corporation have also filed a plea against the delimitation move at the Punjab and Haryana high court.(HT Photo)

Despite objections by ex councillors, Punjab govt notifies 50 Mohali MC ward list after delimitation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 10:23 PM IST
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Business of firecrackers commenced in city as customers round up to purchase firecracker near Mutha river bed in Pune.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Business of firecrackers commenced in city as customers round up to purchase firecracker near Mutha river bed in Pune.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Mayor appeals for no fireworks this Diwali

By Abhay Khairnar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 05:31 PM IST
The mayor said that as the Mumbai municipal corporation has taken some decisions regarding firecrackers
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Keshav Gholve, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP)(HT PHOTO)
Keshav Gholve, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP)(HT PHOTO)

BJP’s Keshav Gholve is new deputy mayor of PCMC

By Jigar Hindocha | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Gholve who is the corporator from ward no 10 had filed papers for the post of deputy mayor on Monday (November 2)
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A female voter gets her finger marked with indelible ink from a polling official before voting in Hajipur.(ANI File Photo)
A female voter gets her finger marked with indelible ink from a polling official before voting in Hajipur.(ANI File Photo)

Bihar assembly election 2020: Will JDU’s Virender Kumar Singh win a hattrick on Nabinagar seat?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 08:30 AM IST
Bihar assembly election 2020: Thirteen candidates, including four Independents, are contesting to win the Nabinagar constituency, which falls under the Karakat parliamentary constituency in Bihar.
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The CM dared the BJP to topple his 11-month-old government and advised the Centre to protect its own government first.(Hindustan Times)
The CM dared the BJP to topple his 11-month-old government and advised the Centre to protect its own government first.(Hindustan Times)

BJP’s interest lies in toppling govts: Uddhav Thackeray

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 12:51 AM IST
Shiv Sena parted ways from its three-decade old ally, BJP, and formed government in Maharashtra by joining hands with Nationalist Congress Party and Congress in November last year after assembly polls.
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Farmers protesting on tractors along railway line during the ongoing 'Rail Roko' or 'Stop the Trains' protest against the new agriculture laws in Amritsar earlier this week.(HT Photo)
Farmers protesting on tractors along railway line during the ongoing 'Rail Roko' or 'Stop the Trains' protest against the new agriculture laws in Amritsar earlier this week.(HT Photo)

Minister urges opposition to let trains carrying Vaishno Devi pilgrims pass during Navratri

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 08:39 AM IST
Farmers have blocked railway tracks in Punjab in protest against the farm laws recently passed by the Parliament.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi drives a tractor during party's 'Kheti Bachao' tractor rally against the farm laws, in Patiala on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (Photo by Bharat Bhushan / Hindustan Times)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi drives a tractor during party's 'Kheti Bachao' tractor rally against the farm laws, in Patiala on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (Photo by Bharat Bhushan / Hindustan Times)

‘Save India’s farmers from such black laws’: Cong-ruled states to intensify farm law stir

By Saubhadra Chatterji and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 06:14 AM IST
The Congress party will also collect two crore signatures from farmers from across the country and submit those to President Ram Nath Kovind.
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BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia arrives to attend the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament at Parliament House in New Delhi, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020.(PTI)
BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia arrives to attend the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament at Parliament House in New Delhi, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020.(PTI)

Jyotiraditya Scindia hits out at Opposition over ‘baseless charges’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 01:17 AM IST
The MP made the remarks while interacting with journalists in Gwalior as political campaigning intensifies in the run-up to the November 3 bypolls to 28 assembly constituencies.
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Congress leader Sadanand Singh (second from left) addressing a press conference at Sadaquat Ashram in Patna on Tuesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Congress leader Sadanand Singh (second from left) addressing a press conference at Sadaquat Ashram in Patna on Tuesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Congress calls Bihar unit chief to Delhi for crucial talks to resolve impasse over seat sharing with RJD

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 10:02 AM IST
Both the parties have so far refused to budge from their position. While the RJD’s latest offer is 58 seats in the 243-member House, the Congress is demanding 75.
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Relatives of the gangrape victim at her village after her death, in Hathras district on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Relatives of the gangrape victim at her village after her death, in Hathras district on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

‘We hoped she will survive’: Unease shrouds Hathras rape victim’s village

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Agra, Agra
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 04:50 AM IST
The 19-year-old and her mother had gone to the fields on September 14, and the young woman went missing soon after. She was later found, having been raped, beaten and tortured and her tongue cut after she bit down on it when the rapists tried to strangle her, according to the police account.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(PTI)

Rahul Gandhi likely to join farmers’ protest in Punjab

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 10:16 AM IST
Gandhi is also expected to address a rally, the date and venue of which is being finalised
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar congratulated Akali Dal for quitting NDA.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar congratulated Akali Dal for quitting NDA.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Sharad Pawar lauds SAD’s Badals for their strong pro-farmer stance

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 09:07 PM IST
The Nationalist Congress Party chief took to Twitter to applaud the Badals for exiting the National Democratic Alliance almost after two decades.
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The parties also requested Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to revoke the suspension of the eight members, but the government insisted that they first apologise for their conduct.(PTI)
The parties also requested Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to revoke the suspension of the eight members, but the government insisted that they first apologise for their conduct.(PTI)

Oppn meets Kovind, urges him not to approve three farm bills

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 05:26 AM IST
The parties included the Congress, Trinamool Congress, Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Rashtriya Janata Dal, Aam Aadmi Party , Samajwadi Party, Nationalist Congress Party, Indian Union Muslim League, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, the Shiv Sena, and six others.
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