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Haryana CM Khattar non-committal on enacting law for pvt job quota to locals

A pre-poll promise of BJP’s post-poll ally Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), the proposed quota in private sector jobs, if implemented through legislation, will be touted as a major triumph for BJP’s coalition partner.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar also made a reference to hiring unskilled workers by the industry while talking about the private job quota, thus indicating that the proposed job quota could only for the unskilled workers.(HT Photo)
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar also made a reference to hiring unskilled workers by the industry while talking about the private job quota, thus indicating that the proposed job quota could only for the unskilled workers.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 08, 2020 03:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Cabinet defers move to provide 75% quota in pvt jobs

The Haryana cabinet on Friday deferred the proposal to enact legislation for providing 75% reservation in private-sector jobs for Haryana youth. The move to introduce reservation for local youth is on the lines of the law enacted by YS Jaganmohan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh and several other BJP and Congress-ruled states.
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Published on Jan 31, 2020 10:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Draft bill to check violence on doctors takes back seat

The Health Services Personnel and Clinical Establishments (Prohibition of Violence and Damage to Property) Bill, 2019, sought to punish people who assault on-duty doctors and other healthcare professionals by imposing a jail term of up to 10 years.
The health ministry had intended to introduce the bill during the winter session of Parliament, which ended on December 13.(Deepak Sansta/ HT File Photo)
The health ministry had intended to introduce the bill during the winter session of Parliament, which ended on December 13.(Deepak Sansta/ HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 05:14 AM IST
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On citizenship bill, Congress says it may ask for changes

Tewari’s statement came after he along with other Congress lawmakers Anand Sharma, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, and Jairam Ramesh studied the draft bill at a meeting in Delhi on Saturday.
The Congress on Saturday announced that it will oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) and might seek changes to the proposed legislation
The Congress on Saturday announced that it will oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) and might seek changes to the proposed legislation
Updated on Dec 08, 2019 06:12 AM IST
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The draft seeds bill favours the industry over farmers | Opinion

A 2001 law protects farmers’ interests. But the seeds bill neutralises many of the enabling measures granted in it
In the new seeds bill, the farmer cannot claim compensation. To do so, he must approach the consumer courts under the Consumer Protection Act(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In the new seeds bill, the farmer cannot claim compensation. To do so, he must approach the consumer courts under the Consumer Protection Act(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Dec 04, 2019 08:21 PM IST
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I&B plans law to register news websites with RNI

The Press Registrar General would empowered to obtain annual statements from a printer and a periodical to verify the circulation figures and also to revise, revoke or suspend registration of a periodical.
The Union Information and Broadcasting ministry is planning to bring in a legislation that will make it mandatory for news websites to get themselves registered with the Registrar of Newspapers of India(Reuters (Representative Image))
The Union Information and Broadcasting ministry is planning to bring in a legislation that will make it mandatory for news websites to get themselves registered with the Registrar of Newspapers of India(Reuters (Representative Image))
Updated on Nov 27, 2019 02:15 AM IST
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Draft bill proposes up to 10 years in jail for violence against doctors

The minimum jail term will be six months, and a person will have to shell out at least Rs 50,000, if convicted, with the jail term and fine varying according to the extent of the hurt and damage caused.
The proposed legislation makes assaulting doctors a cognizable and non-bailable offence.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT File)
The proposed legislation makes assaulting doctors a cognizable and non-bailable offence.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT File)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 10:53 AM IST
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Bengal assembly clears anti-lynching bill, death penalty part of provisions

The draft bill distributed in the Assembly earlier this week had life imprisonment as the maximum punishment. But the government on Friday tabled a revised version that carried the capital punishment. The Left and the Congress supported the Bill; however, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opposed it.
Placing the bill in the house, chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced that her government is also contemplating compensation of up to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5 lakh for the victims and a job for the victim’s kin.(PTI PHOTO.)
Placing the bill in the house, chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced that her government is also contemplating compensation of up to 5 lakh for the victims and a job for the victim’s kin.(PTI PHOTO.)
Published on Aug 30, 2019 08:27 PM IST
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Mayawati bats for strong law to check mob lynchings

The BSP chief said the loss of lives due to lynching was a serious matter and alleged that the approach on the issue of BJP government at the centre was lackadaisical.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Saturday welcomed the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission’s draft Bill that seeks stringent punishment for those involved in mob lynching.(AFP)
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Saturday welcomed the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission’s draft Bill that seeks stringent punishment for those involved in mob lynching.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 14, 2019 12:37 AM IST
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UP to act tough against lynchings, including those by cow vigilantes

The 128-page report cited various cases of lynching in the state and recommended the immediate enactment of a law as per recommendations made by the Supreme Court in 2018.
Commission chairman Justice (retd) A N Mittal submitted a report on mob lynching, along with the draft Bill, to chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Commission chairman Justice (retd) A N Mittal submitted a report on mob lynching, along with the draft Bill, to chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2019 11:47 PM IST
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LUCKNOW | ByPress Trust of India

Rajasthan mulls law to provide water to every individual, fine polluters

Once the law is enacted, Rajasthan will become the first state in India to have a legislation to ensure minimum water supply to every household.
In many places in Rajasthan women have to walk long distances to collect water.(PTI)
In many places in Rajasthan women have to walk long distances to collect water.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 03, 2019 07:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Timnes, Jaipur | ByRakesh Goswami

UP private varsities bill: Why will we allow dubious activities, ask varsities

According to the draft bill approved by the UP cabinet, the private universities will have to give an undertaking that their campuses would not be allowed to be used for any anti-national activity.
The ordinance, cleared by the state cabinet, will bring all 27 private universities under an umbrella law(HT File Photo used for representation)
The ordinance, cleared by the state cabinet, will bring all 27 private universities under an umbrella law(HT File Photo used for representation)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 02:00 PM IST
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UP nod to Amethi colleges’ affiliation to Ayodhya university

The cabinet also approved a draft bill to replace the ordinance in the next session of the state legislature.The notification to shift affiliation of colleges of Amethi from Ayodhya to Kanpur had been issued but not implemented.
Minister for medical and health Sidharth Nath Singh and energy minister Shrikant Sharma announced the decision at a media briefing.(Arun Sharma / HT file photo)
Minister for medical and health Sidharth Nath Singh and energy minister Shrikant Sharma announced the decision at a media briefing.(Arun Sharma / HT file photo)
Updated on May 29, 2019 07:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Draft bills to regulate homeopathy, Indian medicine okayed

In order to ensure transparency the draft bill also proposes a common entrance exam and an exit exam that all graduates will have to clear to obtain their license to practice Indian medicine.
The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the draft National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCIM) Bill, 2018. (Representational Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the draft National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCIM) Bill, 2018. (Representational Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Dec 29, 2018 08:49 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Bill suggests armed force for protection of Ganga, punitive measures for polluters

The draft bill, which has been circulated to different ministries for consultation, envisages constitution of National Ganga Council and a National Ganga Rejuvenation Authority to enforce the law
Dirty sewerage water with all its pollutants flows into the Ganga.(HT File Photo)
Dirty sewerage water with all its pollutants flows into the Ganga.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 03:38 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

On data localisation, government must create a balance between privacy and commerce

Even Justice Srikrishna has conceded that localisation is not a perfect solution and that the government has the authority to relax conditions on data localisation based on the criticality of information and the situation
Students use a computer at their school lab in Pune. India is bolstering its laws on how people’s online data is used and stored.(Sanket Wankhade/HT Photo)
Students use a computer at their school lab in Pune. India is bolstering its laws on how people’s online data is used and stored.(Sanket Wankhade/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 09:31 AM IST
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Changes in RTI privacy clause will allow corrupt babus escape scrutiny: Information commissioner

Changes in the privacy clause of the RTI Act as suggested by the government-constituted Justice BN Srikrishna panel will allow corrupt officers to escape public scrutiny, an information commissioner has said.
The draft Bill seeks to amend Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act which exempts from disclosure personal information subject to several conditions.(Image for representation)
The draft Bill seeks to amend Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act which exempts from disclosure personal information subject to several conditions.(Image for representation)
Updated on Aug 05, 2018 05:14 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Data localisation must go, it damages the global Internet

Mandatory data localisation may seem attractive based on notions of sovereignty, but it only makes the personal data more vulnerable in the process
Justice B N Srikrishna and Union minister of electronics and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad address the media after submitting the report on 'Data Protection Framework’, July 27, 2018. One of its recommendations is to mandatorily store a copy of all personal data on servers located in India.(PTI)
Justice B N Srikrishna and Union minister of electronics and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad address the media after submitting the report on 'Data Protection Framework’, July 27, 2018. One of its recommendations is to mandatorily store a copy of all personal data on servers located in India.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 12:51 PM IST
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ByKritika Bhardwaj

Proposed Higher Education Commission to be independent: Javadekar

The Government on Monday asserted that the proposed Higher Education Commission would be an “independent” body and that rights of states would not be impunged, amid concerns expressed by members over replacing the UGC.
The Higher Education Commission of India Bill, 2018 seeks to repeal the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956 and establish the Commission to effectively attain standards and enhance quality of higher education.(PTI file)
The Higher Education Commission of India Bill, 2018 seeks to repeal the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956 and establish the Commission to effectively attain standards and enhance quality of higher education.(PTI file)
Updated on Jul 23, 2018 05:00 PM IST
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PTI, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Scrapping UGC: HRD extends deadline for receiving feedback till July 20

The HRD Ministry had last week announced its decision to replace the UGC with the Higher Education Commission for India by repealing the UGC Act, 1951.
Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar announced at a press conference on Thursday that the deadline has been extended till July 20.(HT file photo)
Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar announced at a press conference on Thursday that the deadline has been extended till July 20.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 10:25 AM IST
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Draft bill on coaching institutes in Maharashtra: ‘Small tuition centres will struggle to survive’

The owners’ primary objection pertains to the classification of tuition classes
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 12:37 AM IST
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