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AP: Government comes up with new tourism policy

The Andhra Pradesh government came up with a new policy to revamp the outlook and give a paradigm shift to tourism in the state, with a theme- based approach, so as to make it a premier world-class destination.
The Andhra Pradesh government came up with a new policy to revamp the outlook and give a paradigm shift to tourism in the state, with a theme- based approach, so as to make it a premier world-class destination.(Unsplash)
The Andhra Pradesh government came up with a new policy to revamp the outlook and give a paradigm shift to tourism in the state, with a theme- based approach, so as to make it a premier world-class destination.(Unsplash)
Published on Dec 19, 2020 09:57 AM IST
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Amaravati | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale

Government plans varsity for languages’ promotion

The eleven-member panel, chaired by former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami and comprising several eminent personalities, will outline the modalities of the Indian Institute of Translation and Interpretation, the order said.
The panel will draft a blueprint for the governance structure of the two institutes, including the department and centres that would work under them.(HT file)
The panel will draft a blueprint for the governance structure of the two institutes, including the department and centres that would work under them.(HT file)
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 09:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmandeep Shukla

J&K government to implement Forest Rights Act

The Act, which grants and safeguard the rights of forest dwellers,was not applicable in the UT for the last 14 years
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Updated on Nov 19, 2020 12:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Jammu | ByPress Trust of India, Jammu

Government allows ICRISAT Hyderabad to use drones for agricultural research

The exemption is valid for six months from the date of issuance of permission or until the full operationalization of Digital Sky Platform (Phase-1), whichever is earlier, the release said, adding that the exemption will be valid only if all conditions and limitations are strictly adhered to.
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Updated on Nov 16, 2020 05:41 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Government starts skill development academy under Jammu smart City Project, 250 to be trained per year

This is the first Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) certified green building in the UT of J-K having its own sewage treatment plant and rainwater harvesting facility.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration has started the ‘Smart City Skill development project’, to impart skill training to 250 trainees every year.(ANI)
The Jammu and Kashmir administration has started the ‘Smart City Skill development project’, to impart skill training to 250 trainees every year.(ANI)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 04:58 PM IST
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Jammu | ByAsian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Autonomous bodies are crucial to the government’s functioning. Streamline them

Define them properly, bring uniformity in their policies, facilitate senior officials’ attendance in their meetings, and seek independent audits
The exact count of autonomous bodies in the country is not known(Hindustan Times)
The exact count of autonomous bodies in the country is not known(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 04:43 PM IST
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BySudeshna Sen

Small farmers seek support from government to deal with stubble burning

Allege small farmers are being ignored and big farmers are taking advantage of govt’s cash subsidy schemes
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Updated on Aug 19, 2020 12:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Karnal | By, Karnal

Puducherry government to give rice, money to parents as schools are closed due to COVID-19

“As the schools are not functioning due to the corona, 50,000 students for four months will be given 4 kg of rice and groceries of 250-330 per parent on the school premises,” said Kamalakannan.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Published on Jul 18, 2020 04:39 PM IST
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Puducherry | ByAsian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Government bans Chinese apps including TikTok: Celebs laud the move, say nation comes first

Actors Riteish Deshmukh, Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya, Mahhi Vij, Vatsal Sheth, Arjun Bijlani and Ravi Dubey voice support to government’s decision to ban 59 Chinese apps.
Actor Riteish Deshmukh says for him always India comes first and he stands by everything that is in favour of his nation.(Viral Bhayani)
Actor Riteish Deshmukh says for him always India comes first and he stands by everything that is in favour of his nation.(Viral Bhayani)
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 12:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

‘Mischievous’: PMO responds to barbs over Modi remarks on Ladakh face-off

Congress leaders have been tweeting jabs at the government ever since, asking if the Galwan region where the violent face-off took place, wasn’t Indian territory.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an all party meeting via video conferencing to discuss the situation in India-China border areas, in New Delhi on Friday.(ANI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an all party meeting via video conferencing to discuss the situation in India-China border areas, in New Delhi on Friday.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2020 04:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Podcast: Roshan Kishore on India’s flagging economy, the impacts of the lockdown, and the government’s policy response

Two weeks ago, the Modi government announced a series of economic measures intended to get the Indian economy back on track after the country’s prolonged lockdown in the wake of the covid-19 crisis.
Updated on May 27, 2020 07:49 AM IST
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In its approach to the IBC, the government got it right| Analysis

Instead of a blanket suspension, it went for a calibrated suspension. It will help India gain over other jurisdictions
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcements are thus being met with relief, though some ambiguity remains(Hindustan Times)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcements are thus being met with relief, though some ambiguity remains(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 20, 2020 08:58 PM IST
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ByAnurag Das

Special parent-teachers meetings being organised in government, aided schools in northeast Delhi

Schools in the area are closed till March 7, while board exams are being conducted amid tight security.
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Representational image.(HT file)
Updated on Mar 04, 2020 12:37 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

India Open: Government seek health update of Chinese shuttlers

World No 1 Chen Yufei, world number eight He Bingjiao and former All England champion Shi Yu Qi are some of the stars of the 60-plus Chinese squad who are expected to compete at the Indira Gandhi International Stadium from March 24 to 29.
Chen Yufei.(AP)
Chen Yufei.(AP)
Updated on Feb 29, 2020 12:57 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

The government has adopted a measured policy of planned recovery by a thousand cuts. It can work

The message is simple. The economy needs to strengthen itself. The State will help with spending, easing bottlenecks
In the backdrop of the challenges the economy faces, the budget seeks to rekindle the economy through a range of activities around agriculture, health and education(PTI)
In the backdrop of the challenges the economy faces, the budget seeks to rekindle the economy through a range of activities around agriculture, health and education(PTI)
Updated on Feb 01, 2020 10:29 PM IST
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ByGovind Sankarnarayan

Queen Elizabeth II approves government’s Brexit bill

Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday formally approved the landmark law facilitating Britain’s departure from the European Union at the end of this month.
Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday formally approved the landmark law facilitating Britain’s departure from the European Union(HT Photo)
Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday formally approved the landmark law facilitating Britain’s departure from the European Union(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 08:42 PM IST
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London | ByAgence France Presse

Government approves model pact with foreign countries for seafarers’ competency certificate

The pact will facilitate unilateral recognition certificates issued by the Directorate General of Shipping to Indian seafarers by another country, without seeking similar acknowledgment by India of the certificates issued by that country.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(REUTERS)
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 22, 2020 04:58 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

The government has done well with the Bru pact

The dignified settlement of the Bru people is laudable, from both a humane and a national security prism
Tripura government ministers talk to Bru representatives, North Tripura district, November 7, 2019(HT PHOTO)
Tripura government ministers talk to Bru representatives, North Tripura district, November 7, 2019(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 21, 2020 06:49 PM IST
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BySwaraj Kaushal

Sachin Tendulkar, Vishwanathan Anand dropped from government advisory panel

The two other big names who were not included in the panel were badminton’s chief national coach Pullela Gopichand and former Indian football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia.
A file photo of Sachin Tendulkar.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Sachin Tendulkar.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 21, 2020 09:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Congress MLA in MP sits on dharna against own government

Goyal, who is considered close to former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, reached the Assembly with his supporters before noon and climbed the barricades to reach the Gandhi statue on the Assembly campus to start his dharna.
Congress MLA Munnalal Goyal on Saturday staged a dharna against his own party’s government(ANI Photo)
Congress MLA Munnalal Goyal on Saturday staged a dharna against his own party’s government(ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 19, 2020 03:25 AM IST
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Bhopal | ByIndo Asian News Service

Government may collect data on houses headed by trans persons

Census officers will be seeking specific information based on 31 questions from every household during the house listing and housing census exercise scheduled from April 1 to September 30.
In 2011, the Census collected data on the number of transgender persons, as well as details on their literacy, caste and employment.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo (Representative Image))
In 2011, the Census collected data on the number of transgender persons, as well as details on their literacy, caste and employment.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo (Representative Image))
Published on Jan 16, 2020 02:51 AM IST
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The inflation figures should worry the government | Opinion

The inflation rate is higher than the RBI’s comfort level (actually it’s well in excess), but much of the increase is because of food inflation, and an increase in communication costs after most telcos decided to increase tariffs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as BJP chief Amit Shah looks on after releasing their party's election manifesto for the May general election in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as BJP chief Amit Shah looks on after releasing their party's election manifesto for the May general election in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 11:58 AM IST
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Odisha government to approach Centre for caste-wise enumeration of SEBCs, OBCs during 2021 census

During the meeting, the Cabinet unanimously adopted a resolution to move the Centre so that an enumeration of Socially and Educationally Backward Classes and Other Backward Classes (SEBC/OBC) be conducted along with the general census. Read on to know more...
The state government made the decision during a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(PTI file)
The state government made the decision during a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(PTI file)
Published on Jan 12, 2020 09:25 AM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByPress Trust of India

Private doctors can now teach at government medical colleges, says Union Health Ministry

This new regulation will not be applicable to the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry.
The teachers who would be appointed will be on a part-time basis known as “visiting faculty.”(HT file)
The teachers who would be appointed will be on a part-time basis known as “visiting faculty.”(HT file)
Published on Dec 31, 2019 12:50 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

In December, here is what the government did

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah at BJP headquarter in New Delhi.(Reuters Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah at BJP headquarter in New Delhi.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Dec 30, 2019 12:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Ensure GST collection is Rs 1.1 lakh crore every month, government tells officials

Taxmen have been told that the corporate tax relief worth Rs 1.45 lakh crore should not be taken as an excuse for lesser direct tax collection target.
Government also told the officers to exhort themselves to reach the target of Rs 13.5 lakh crore in direct taxes.(PTI Photo)
Government also told the officers to exhort themselves to reach the target of Rs 13.5 lakh crore in direct taxes.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 17, 2019 04:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajeev Jayaswal

Government to review free trade pacts with Asean countries

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Goyal cited growing trade deficit with ASEAN countries during 2010-11 until 2018-19 to state that the earlier trade pacts had been asymmetrical.
Piyush Goyal said that it was the government’s priority to correct the asymmetry in the existing pacts and maximise its export potential to benefit domestic industry and farmers.(Hindustan Times)
Piyush Goyal said that it was the government’s priority to correct the asymmetry in the existing pacts and maximise its export potential to benefit domestic industry and farmers.(Hindustan Times)
Published on Dec 11, 2019 06:55 AM IST
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Congress MP urges government to fill vacant posts in courts

He said the “situation is really very serious,” adding that the “vacancies in High Courts hit a new high this month, with no incumbents for 38% of the sanctioned posts for permanent and additional judges”.
Congress leader T Subbarami Reddy raised the issue of delay in judges appointment in various courts in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Congress leader T Subbarami Reddy raised the issue of delay in judges appointment in various courts in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Dec 10, 2019 06:36 AM IST
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Do government’s welfare schemes influence the patterns of voting?

They partly do. But for an improved outcome, it needs a Centre-state credit-sharing mechanism
Our findings suggest that there are some important patterns emerging in the electoral politics of welfare which are likely to shape policy design and implementation in the future(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Our findings suggest that there are some important patterns emerging in the electoral politics of welfare which are likely to shape policy design and implementation in the future(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 06, 2019 08:13 PM IST
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ByLouise Tillin

Government to push localisation of data after snooping row

WhatsApp acknowledged the flaw in its system as part of a vulnerability disclosure to American authorities published on May 14 and told the Indian government that 121 Indians had been targeted in a communication in September.
The Union government is likely to cite the WhatsApp snooping controversy to push through with its plan to compel digital companies to store data of Indian users locally(REUTERS)
The Union government is likely to cite the WhatsApp snooping controversy to push through with its plan to compel digital companies to store data of Indian users locally(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 28, 2019 03:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySudhi Ranjan Sen and Rajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi
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