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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)

AP: Government comes up with new tourism policy

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale | Amaravati
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 09:57 AM IST
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.
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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)

Government plans varsity for languages’ promotion

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 09:45 AM IST
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.
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J&K government to implement Forest Rights Act

By Press Trust of India | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 12:49 AM IST
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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Representational image.(Pixabay)

Government allows ICRISAT Hyderabad to use drones for agricultural research

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 05:41 PM IST
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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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)

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

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Jammu
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 04:58 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Sudeshna Sen
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 04:43 PM IST
Define them properly, bring uniformity in their policies, facilitate senior officials’ attendance in their meetings, and seek independent audits
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Small farmers seek support from government to deal with stubble burning

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Karnal, Karnal
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 12:47 AM IST
Allege small farmers are being ignored and big farmers are taking advantage of govt’s cash subsidy schemes
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Representational image. (HT file)

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

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Puducherry
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2020 04:39 PM IST
“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 Rs 250-330 per parent on the school premises,” said Kamalakannan.
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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)

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

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 12:47 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 04:27 PM IST
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.
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Podcast: Roshan Kishore on India’s flagging economy, the impacts of the lockdown, and the government’s policy response

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 07:49 AM IST
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.
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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)

In its approach to the IBC, the government got it right| Analysis

By Anurag Das
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 08:58 PM IST
Instead of a blanket suspension, it went for a calibrated suspension. It will help India gain over other jurisdictions
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Representational image.(HT file)

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

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Schools in the area are closed till March 7, while board exams are being conducted amid tight security.
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Chen Yufei.(AP)
Chen Yufei.(AP)

India Open: Government seek health update of Chinese shuttlers

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 12:57 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Govind Sankarnarayan
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 10:29 PM IST
The message is simple. The economy needs to strengthen itself. The State will help with spending, easing bottlenecks
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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)

Queen Elizabeth II approves government’s Brexit bill

By Agence France Presse | London
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 08:42 PM IST
Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday formally approved the landmark law facilitating Britain’s departure from the European Union at the end of this month.
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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)

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

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2020 04:58 PM IST
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.
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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)

The government has done well with the Bru pact

By Swaraj Kaushal
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 06:49 PM IST
The dignified settlement of the Bru people is laudable, from both a humane and a national security prism
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A file photo of Sachin Tendulkar.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Sachin Tendulkar.(Getty Images)

Sachin Tendulkar, Vishwanathan Anand dropped from government advisory panel

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 09:54 AM IST
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.
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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)

Congress MLA in MP sits on dharna against own government

By Indo Asian News Service | Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2020 03:25 AM IST
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.
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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))

Government may collect data on houses headed by trans persons

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2020 02:51 AM IST
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.
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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)

The inflation figures should worry the government | Opinion

UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 11:58 AM IST
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
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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)

Odisha government to approach Centre for caste-wise enumeration of SEBCs, OBCs during 2021 census

By Press Trust of India | Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2020 09:25 AM IST
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...
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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)

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

By Asian News International | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2019 12:50 PM IST
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.
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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)

In December, here is what the government did

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 12:35 PM IST
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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)

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

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 04:23 PM IST
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.
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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)

Government to review free trade pacts with Asean countries

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 06:55 AM IST
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.
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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)

Congress MP urges government to fill vacant posts in courts

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 06:36 AM IST
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”.
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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)

Do government’s welfare schemes influence the patterns of voting?

By Louise Tillin
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 08:13 PM IST
They partly do. But for an improved outcome, it needs a Centre-state credit-sharing mechanism
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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)

Government to push localisation of data after snooping row

By Sudhi Ranjan Sen and Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 03:29 AM IST
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.
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