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The Transgender Persons Bill misses key demands of the community

At the heart of our disappointment is the Bill’s contravention of the 2014 Supreme Court National Legal Services Authority (Nalsa) vs Union of India judgment, which upheld the right of transgender persons to self-identify their gender
Members from transgender community protesting against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, New Delhi, December 17, 2017(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Members from transgender community protesting against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, New Delhi, December 17, 2017(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 15, 2019 07:33 PM IST
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32-member team launches fresh ops for missing mountaineers headed for Nanda Devi east peak

Twelve mountaineers who had gone for an expedition to climb eastern peak of Nanda Devi, India’s second highest mountain have not returned to the base camp on the scheduled date of May 25.
Twelve mountaineers had gone for an expedition to climb eastern peak of Nanda Devi, India’s second highest mountain.(Reuters file photo)
Twelve mountaineers had gone for an expedition to climb eastern peak of Nanda Devi, India’s second highest mountain.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Jun 14, 2019 08:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nainital | ByHT Correspondent

Noida news channel issued notice by I&B ministry

The Noida police had arrested the channel head and editor on June 7, sparking severe backlash from the media community which had called the administrative action “authoritarian”.
Nation Live was sent a show-cause notice for allegedly airing “unverified defamatory content” against Yogi Adityanath.(PTI File Photo)
Nation Live was sent a show-cause notice for allegedly airing “unverified defamatory content” against Yogi Adityanath.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 11:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | ByTanmayee Tyagi

Adityanath reads riot act to officials after spate of heinous crime

At a meeting to review the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, chief minister Yogi Adityanath told officers to establish the rule of law in the state by cracking down on criminals and anti-social elements.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during a review meeting on law and order situation with senior officials at Lok Bhawan, in Lucknow, Wednesday.(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during a review meeting on law and order situation with senior officials at Lok Bhawan, in Lucknow, Wednesday.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 08:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Can IAS become an agent of change?

For better roll-out of policies, administrative capacity at the state level needs to be fortified
Will a risk-averse, status-quoist bureaucracy rise to the occasion?(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Will a risk-averse, status-quoist bureaucracy rise to the occasion?(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jun 11, 2019 05:27 PM IST
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ByShailaja Chandra

Bodies of 5 mountaineers spotted near Nanda Devi, 3 still missing

The eight mountaineers who were attempting to climb Nanda Devi East peak went missing on May 25. Four others who were stranded near the base camp were rescued on Sunday.
Rescuers said the bodies were trapped in an avalanche near the Nanda Devi East peak.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Rescuers said the bodies were trapped in an avalanche near the Nanda Devi East peak.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 03, 2019 09:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByKalyan Das

Hot khichdi poured on 4-year-old who asked for extra egg in Bengal

The inspector in charge of Raghunathganj police station, Chinmoy Bhattacharya, said a written complaint was lodged against the woman, Sehari Bawa, on Saturday
Lying in the hospital bed, the boy said, “I didn’t do any mischief. But Didimoni (teacher) beat me and some other boys... I don’t know why she poured khichdi on me.”(File photo)
Lying in the hospital bed, the boy said, “I didn’t do any mischief. But Didimoni (teacher) beat me and some other boys... I don’t know why she poured khichdi on me.”(File photo)
Updated on May 26, 2019 07:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Berehampore | BySreyasi Pal

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Lucknow DM issues list of dos and don’ts

Kaushal Raj Sharma, district magistrate, said candidates and their supporters have been issued a list of dos and don’ts for the counting day.
District electoral office (DEO) has made elaborate arrangements to ensure smooth counting of votes for Lucknow and Mohanlalganj constituencies here at Rama Bai Ambedkar Maidan on Thursday.(HT File photo)
District electoral office (DEO) has made elaborate arrangements to ensure smooth counting of votes for Lucknow and Mohanlalganj constituencies here at Rama Bai Ambedkar Maidan on Thursday.(HT File photo)
Updated on May 23, 2019 06:44 AM IST
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CEO allays apprehensions as EVM security row rages on

Protests had erupted in parts of Ghazipur, Chandauli, Dumariyaganj and Kannauj after some videos purportedly showing movement of EVMs went viral on social media
Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party joint candidate from Ghazipur, Afzal Ansari, stages a protest outside the strongroom, alleging that the administration was trying to change EVMs(PTI)
Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party joint candidate from Ghazipur, Afzal Ansari, stages a protest outside the strongroom, alleging that the administration was trying to change EVMs(PTI)
Published on May 22, 2019 02:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Ghazipur | ByRajesh Kumar Singh & Sudhir Kumar

Mid day meal: DMs to probe LPG cylinders’ theft

As many as 10,000 LPG cylinders and gas stoves meant for cooking of mid-day meal for students in government-run primary schools have gone missing or stolen from various districts of Uttar Pradesh in the last decade.
10K LPG cylinders, gas stoves in state govt-run primary schools missing or stolen in the past decade.(Representative image)
10K LPG cylinders, gas stoves in state govt-run primary schools missing or stolen in the past decade.(Representative image)
Published on May 21, 2019 11:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByRajeev Mullick, Lucknow

State govt can’t take private land without acquiring it: HC

Before taking possession, compensation has to be provided under the Right to Fair Compensation Act. Under no circumstance should the state either acquire land or take possession without it.
The Allahabad High Court has directed the chief secretary to ensure that action is taken against officials with illegal possession.(PTI/File Photo)
The Allahabad High Court has directed the chief secretary to ensure that action is taken against officials with illegal possession.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2019 02:22 PM IST
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ByJitendra Sarin

Shillong’s NEIGRIHMS director must go: Khasi Students’ Union demands after patient death

Activists of KSU had on Monday locked Dr DM Thappa’s office after the death of a patient, saying that the institute is not a place for “murderers”.
Khasi Students Union (KSU) on Tuesday reiterated its demand for the immediate removal of the director of NEIGRIHMS.(Image for representation/PTI/File Photo)
Khasi Students Union (KSU) on Tuesday reiterated its demand for the immediate removal of the director of NEIGRIHMS.(Image for representation/PTI/File Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2019 03:08 PM IST
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Shillong | ByDavid Laitphlang

Lok Sabha elections 2019: EC directs DMs to motivate people to vote

The focus should also be on ethical voting, he said. In the first phase 63.69% votes were polled, in the second phase polling was 62.30%, in the third phase polling was 60.52% whereas in the fourth phase polling percentage slipped to 58%.
The DMs have also adopted innovative methods to woo voters to the polling booths to vote.(HT Photo)
The DMs have also adopted innovative methods to woo voters to the polling booths to vote.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2019 02:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: 10 poll officials suspended for lapses during Munger polling

These officials have been placed on immediate suspension under Section 13 CC of the RP Act, 1950, and Section 28 A of the RP Act, for also being involved in abetting booth capturing and promoting corrupt practices in election.
These officials have been placed on immediate suspension under Section 13 CC of the RP Act, 1950, and Section 28 A of the RP Act, for also being involved in abetting booth capturing and promoting corrupt practices in election.(HT Photo)
These officials have been placed on immediate suspension under Section 13 CC of the RP Act, 1950, and Section 28 A of the RP Act, for also being involved in abetting booth capturing and promoting corrupt practices in election.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2019 01:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAvinash Kumar

Odisha liquor tragedy toll rises to four, probe ordered

Government officials said four people of Tihidi area of district died soon after a group of 20 people had a post-poll dinner near Pira Hat area on Tuesday evening. While one of them reportedly died in the village, 3 others died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bhadrak.
The deceased have been identified as Sadhu Charan Nayak, Sarbeswar Das and Rama Chandra Padhiari.(HT Photo)
The deceased have been identified as Sadhu Charan Nayak, Sarbeswar Das and Rama Chandra Padhiari.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2019 11:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Cricketer’s entry adds spice to contest

The excitement was visible at the District Magistrate’s office in East Delhi on Tuesday where Gambhir, 37, and Lovely, 50, had gone to file their nominations.
Two debutants —BJP’s Gautam Gambhir and AAP’s Atishi — will take on three-time MLA and former education minister Arvinder Singh Lovely of the Congress in East Delhi.(PTI)
Two debutants —BJP’s Gautam Gambhir and AAP’s Atishi — will take on three-time MLA and former education minister Arvinder Singh Lovely of the Congress in East Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 24, 2019 04:18 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByRisha Chitlangia

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Ghaziabad all set pick its MP from 12 today

The city is all ready for the democratic exercise, which will see sitting MP and former army chief General (retired) VK Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will take on 11 other candidates to retain his seat, in one of the most hotly contested elections that is expected to see a close finish this time.
In Ghaziabad, the polling parties Wednesday collected the election related material from the Kamla Nehru Nagar grounds.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
In Ghaziabad, the polling parties Wednesday collected the election related material from the Kamla Nehru Nagar grounds.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 11, 2019 10:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | ByPeeyush Khandelwal

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: No candidate files papers on 1st day of nomination for 5th phase in Lucknow

In addition, the administration has restricted the entry of candidate’s followers to just five and has set up multiple entry and exit points to ensure smooth nomination process.
A banner urging voters to exercise their right to franchise(Deepak Gupta/HT)
A banner urging voters to exercise their right to franchise(Deepak Gupta/HT)
Published on Apr 11, 2019 08:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent, Lucknow

To accommodate security forces, 7 institutions shut in Baramulla

Additional District Magistrate of Sopore issued an order for closing down seven educational institutions from April 5 to April 12.
In the first phase of elections to be held on April 11, the Baramulla Lok Sabha seat will go for polls. The officials said that more than 100 additional companies of security forces were deployed in different parts of the Valley for peaceful elections.(HT FILE PHOTO)
In the first phase of elections to be held on April 11, the Baramulla Lok Sabha seat will go for polls. The officials said that more than 100 additional companies of security forces were deployed in different parts of the Valley for peaceful elections.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 04, 2019 07:07 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: From samosas to SUVs, Ghaziabad fixes rates for election spend

The travel and campaign by other high-end vehicles like Mercedes, Pajero, Fortuner, etc too have been priced. Such vehicles carry a basic travel fare of 8,000 to 12,000 for a minimum of 200km along with extra charges beyond the limit and night charges.
After an exhaustive market survey, officials have rolled out the list in which rates of different items, from a glass of mineral water to snacks to the travel by SUVs and luxury cars, have been clearly mentioned.(HT File)
After an exhaustive market survey, officials have rolled out the list in which rates of different items, from a glass of mineral water to snacks to the travel by SUVs and luxury cars, have been clearly mentioned.(HT File)
Updated on Mar 21, 2019 10:58 AM IST
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Ghaziabad | ByPeeyush Khandelwal

A month left for Gautam Budh Nagar to go to polls, administration all set for voting

All political parties and their supporters have been asked to adhere to the model code of conduct, which was enforced in Gautam Budh Nagar after the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the election and counting dates on Sunday.
The district administration of Gautam Budh Nagar has formed multiple teams headed by nodal officers to ensure free and fair Lok Sabha elections on April 11.(HT Photo)
The district administration of Gautam Budh Nagar has formed multiple teams headed by nodal officers to ensure free and fair Lok Sabha elections on April 11.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 12, 2019 08:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | ByPreety Acharya

Metro hospital fire: Fire, electrical safety departments yet to submit report

The fire department had also sent in its report but the city magistrate was not satisfied with it and a fresh report with all doubts clarified will be submitted again.
At least 63 admitted patients and other persons had to be evacuated after the fire broke out on .(Sunil Ghosh/HT File)
At least 63 admitted patients and other persons had to be evacuated after the fire broke out on .(Sunil Ghosh/HT File)
Published on Mar 05, 2019 02:43 AM IST
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Noida | ByHT Correspondent

Six textile dyeing units sealed in Noida for violating pollution norms

The district magistrate has also ordered to disconnect the electricity supply to these units. According to officials, the dyeing units were allegedly releasing polluted water without treating it first.
Six textile dyeing units sealed in Noida for violating pollution norms PHOTO: Sunil Saxena/HT(HT Photo)
Six textile dyeing units sealed in Noida for violating pollution norms PHOTO: Sunil Saxena/HT(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 04, 2019 02:41 AM IST
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Gautam Budh Nagar district hospitals told to submit safety affidavits

The chief medical officer (CMO) of Gautam Budh Nagar has directed all hospitals and nursing homes in the district to submit safety-compliance affidavits by March 18.
The direction has come in the wake of Metro Hospital fire that took place on February 7.(PTI/File Photo)
The direction has come in the wake of Metro Hospital fire that took place on February 7.(PTI/File Photo)
Published on Feb 28, 2019 03:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | ByPreety Acharya

Curbs ordered on Pakistani nationals in Rajasthan’s Bikaner

All local residents and hotel owners in Rajasthan’s Bikaner have been barred from giving a place to stay to undocumented Pakistani nationals, according to an order issued by the district collector that aims to remove all illegal immigrants from Pakistan from the district in the next 48 hours.
The order by the Bikaner district collector prohibits locals from engaging in any trade with undocumented Pakistanis or employing them, bans use of Pakistani products, and bars hospitals from admitting undocumented Pakistanis following the Pulwama terror attack.(ANI)
The order by the Bikaner district collector prohibits locals from engaging in any trade with undocumented Pakistanis or employing them, bans use of Pakistani products, and bars hospitals from admitting undocumented Pakistanis following the Pulwama terror attack.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 11:10 PM IST
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Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent

Delhi hotel that caught fire was booked by wedding party, child among dead

Among the dead in the fire incident were a child and a woman who tried to escape inferno by jumping through a window in the hotel room they occupied. Most of the victims were sleeping when the fire broke out.
Firemen engaged in rescue operation at Hotel Arpit Palace that caught fire early Tuesday killing 17 people.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT [hoto)
Firemen engaged in rescue operation at Hotel Arpit Palace that caught fire early Tuesday killing 17 people.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT [hoto)
Updated on Feb 12, 2019 11:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

KCR government suspends collector over EVM tampering charge

The order followed a direction from the Election Commission (EC) of India, which acted on a petition filed by Telangana Congress leaders last week.
The Telangana government on Saturday ordered the suspension of Vikarabad collector and district magistrate, Syed Omar Jaleel, for allegedly tampering with electronic voting machines.(AFP Photo)
The Telangana government on Saturday ordered the suspension of Vikarabad collector and district magistrate, Syed Omar Jaleel, for allegedly tampering with electronic voting machines.(AFP Photo)
Published on Feb 09, 2019 11:42 PM IST
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Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Election Commission reviews West Bengal poll preparedness

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said the full bench of the Election Commission which is here to review poll preparedness, had in-depth interactions with concerned officials to ensure that people are not forcefully prevented from voting in the state.
Election Commission reviews West Bengal poll preparedness(AFP Photo)
Election Commission reviews West Bengal poll preparedness(AFP Photo)
Updated on Feb 02, 2019 07:01 AM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

Blazing a new Swachh trail with uniform approach

As many as 1,500 district administration staffers in Firozabad, which is known as the bangle and glasswork capital of India, are taking the ‘uniform route’ to achieve their Swachh Bharat Mission and Open Defecation Free (ODF) targets.
Even if the staff are working on assignments unrelated to ODF or cleanliness goals, they all become walking billboards and ambassadors for these goals because of the ‘Swachh Firozabad’ monogram on the blazers.(HT)
Even if the staff are working on assignments unrelated to ODF or cleanliness goals, they all become walking billboards and ambassadors for these goals because of the ‘Swachh Firozabad’ monogram on the blazers.(HT)
Published on Jan 28, 2019 03:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByPankaj Jaiswal, Lucknow

Mamata rubbishes BJP claims, says Shah’s copter was cleared for landing

BJP Bengal unit general secretary Sayantan Basu said they have now been informed that the helicopter will land at a Border Security Force owned ground.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government has given the go ahead for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah’s helicopter to land and take off from Malda. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government has given the go ahead for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah’s helicopter to land and take off from Malda. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 11:17 PM IST
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Midnapore (West Bengal) | ByKoushik Dutta
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