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Punjab farmers got 30% higher crop price than their Bihar counterparts due to MSP, says new study

By Chetan Chauhan {Edited by Narender S Thakur}, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Findings of University of Pennsylvania’s institute reveal that deregulation of markets helped traders more than cultivators; also, private players did not help in creating agriculture infrastructure

Haryana farmers on edge as bajra procurement hits snag

Hindustan Times/Rohtak | By Sunil Rahar, Rohtak
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 12:55 AM IST
Procurement of bajra had started on October 1 at 2,150 per quintal but was inexplicably stopped six days ago
To improve awareness about phishing, organizations should conduct routine tests on employees with fake phishing emails, Cyble recommends.(Cyble Inc)
To improve awareness about phishing, organizations should conduct routine tests on employees with fake phishing emails, Cyble recommends.(Cyble Inc)

Indian tech companies need to buckle up: Cyble

UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 05:51 PM IST
In the last 12 months, Cyble has observed a significant uptick in cybercriminal activities, including a number of threat actors actively targeting the nation.
With the festive and sowing season round the corner, the delay has caused consternation among farmers and agricultural workers.(HT PHOTO)
With the festive and sowing season round the corner, the delay has caused consternation among farmers and agricultural workers.(HT PHOTO)

Paddy procurement: Haryana’s paddy farmers, arhtiyas await payment

Hindustan Times | By Neeraj Mohan, Karnal
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 12:57 AM IST
Government agencies have already procured around 30 lakh tonnes or 50% of the 60 lakh tonne target
Farmers selling their produce at a grain market in Kurukshetra.(HT Photo)
Farmers selling their produce at a grain market in Kurukshetra.(HT Photo)

Haryana farmers fret as basmati prices plunge below 2,000

Hindustan Times/Karnal | By Neeraj Mohan, Karnal
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 06:14 PM IST
Parmal, PR varieties of paddy are being sold below MSP as the government is yet to begin procurement
Kumar and his daughter Hiya Nandini began pooling together resources -- daily necessities like rice, atta and oil -- even before the government could mobilise, to ensure that no one went hungry.(File photo)
Kumar and his daughter Hiya Nandini began pooling together resources -- daily necessities like rice, atta and oil -- even before the government could mobilise, to ensure that no one went hungry.(File photo)

One car, 4,000 meals: How father-daughter duo in Goa fed those in need

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza | Edited by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 07:06 PM IST
For two weeks across the month of April he drove daily from his home in Assagao in North Goa to Vasco in South Goa and then to Bicholim back in North Goa all to help ensure that those in need could get one square meal a day.
At least 270 new diesel powered public utility vehicles meant for waste collection, sewer cleaning, supplying water, and mechanical sweeping of roads are lying unused in Delhi(HT Photo)
At least 270 new diesel powered public utility vehicles meant for waste collection, sewer cleaning, supplying water, and mechanical sweeping of roads are lying unused in Delhi(HT Photo)

Civic bodies in a fix as 270 diesel public utility vehicles await nod for registration

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 04:04 AM IST
If the objective were to keep the city’s roads free of diesel vehicles, it has already failed; Delhi’s municipal corporations and other agencies are hiring old polluting diesel vehicles from the neighbouring Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to deliver the same services in the national Capital....
A man was arrested in Rajasthan’s Kota on Wednesday for allegedly deleting the mobile app of a National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) surveyor.
A man was arrested in Rajasthan’s Kota on Wednesday for allegedly deleting the mobile app of a National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) surveyor.

Kota man deletes NSSO surveyor’s app for data collection; arrested

Hindustan times, Rajasthan | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2020 07:34 PM IST
This comes in wake of people in several places in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan refusing to share documents or information with the government agencies in wake of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Population Register and National Register of Citizens.
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GMADA advisory on construction activities: ‘Toilets for workers must before work begins’

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 01:06 AM IST
The orders were issued after receiving complaints from the residents of Aerocity
The six—Bhimsen Mandal, Chamu Nayak, Mahesh Mahali, Satyanarayan Nayak, Madan Nayak and Vikram Mandal—have been in jail since June 25.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The six—Bhimsen Mandal, Chamu Nayak, Mahesh Mahali, Satyanarayan Nayak, Madan Nayak and Vikram Mandal—have been in jail since June 25.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Will move Supreme Court over bail to 6 accused: Tabrez Ansari’s widow

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Bedanti Saran
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 06:19 AM IST
The Jharkhand high court granted bail to the six men on Tuesday, saying that it did not find any concrete evidence indicating their complicity in the crime.
New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan along with Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey and the State Secretary to the Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Sweden, Maja Fjaestad witnessing the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Intent (MoI) for India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan along with Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey and the State Secretary to the Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Sweden, Maja Fjaestad witnessing the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Intent (MoI) for India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

India, Sweden put in place road map to collaborate and fund projects

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 12:33 AM IST
The roadmap was the outcome of the first high-level dialogue on innovation that was jointly inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf in New Delhi on Monday.
New Delhi, India - Nov. 27, 2019: Pedestrians carry umbrellas during sudden rain that brought down the temperature of the city, at Rajpath, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Nov. 27, 2019: Pedestrians carry umbrellas during sudden rain that brought down the temperature of the city, at Rajpath, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi breathes fresh, safe air after 51 days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 11:42 PM IST
The overall average air quality index (AQI), as calculated by the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) 4 pm bulletin, was 134, as against 270 on Tuesday.
Now the arrival of winter just heralds a spike in rates of respiratory illnesses(iStock)
Now the arrival of winter just heralds a spike in rates of respiratory illnesses(iStock)

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Every Breath You Take...

Hindustan Times | By Seema Goswami
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2019 09:54 PM IST
...is reducing your life as the pollution season descends upon us. So, what’s the best way to cope?
While the spying case must be investigated, citizens should be more cautious too. Learn how to use safer technologies for messages; be discreet if possible; and always remember that if you have a mobile phone, you can be snooped upon(REUTERS)
While the spying case must be investigated, citizens should be more cautious too. Learn how to use safer technologies for messages; be discreet if possible; and always remember that if you have a mobile phone, you can be snooped upon(REUTERS)

What the WhatsApp spying reveals

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2019 08:28 PM IST
An independent panel must investigate the surveillance
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Cotton prices crash, CCI yet to start purchase

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sachin Kumar, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2019 11:20 PM IST
The ED in its charge sheet filed in May this year, had claimed that Talwar was close to officials of ministries of finance, law, corporate affairs, technology, the then Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and banking.(FILE PHOTO.)
The ED in its charge sheet filed in May this year, had claimed that Talwar was close to officials of ministries of finance, law, corporate affairs, technology, the then Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and banking.(FILE PHOTO.)

CBI files charge sheet against aviation lobbyist Deepak Talwar, associates

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 05:01 PM IST
Talwar was arrested in July this year by the CBI. He was deported to India in January from Dubai. The allegations against him are that he played a key role in influencing aviation contracts using his close proximity to various government agencies.
The success of the move depends on the government’s approach to tax administration; its management of public finances; the other steps it takes to address structural issues and boost investment; and the manner in which firms choose among available tax structures(PTI)
The success of the move depends on the government’s approach to tax administration; its management of public finances; the other steps it takes to address structural issues and boost investment; and the manner in which firms choose among available tax structures(PTI)

The government’s corporate tax move is bold. But there is a fiscal risk | Opinion

By Suyash Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 06:22 AM IST
It will potentially leave investors with more money, make firms competitive, and boost consumption
In the Arpit Hotel incident, the emergency exit was found closed.(HT PHOTO.)
In the Arpit Hotel incident, the emergency exit was found closed.(HT PHOTO.)

Loss of lives, major blazes have not ensured adherence to fire safety norms in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 07:53 PM IST
In this year alone, there have been several major fire incidents, including the recent one at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), in the city. According to fire officials, in a majority of the fire incidents fire safety norms were either compromised or not adhered to.
Labourers mainly understand and speak Hindi, CRRI says.(Parveen Kumar/Ht File)
Labourers mainly understand and speak Hindi, CRRI says.(Parveen Kumar/Ht File)

Language barrier impedes infra projects, push for Hindi, suggests central road body

New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra and Soumya Pillai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2019 03:58 AM IST
According to the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), the language barrier is one of the reasons why many large-scale infrastructure projects suffer delays and drop in quality.
Congress general secretary K C Venugopal called Shivakumar’s arrest “a clear case of political vendetta by the fascist BJP government at the Centre”.(HT image)
Congress general secretary K C Venugopal called Shivakumar’s arrest “a clear case of political vendetta by the fascist BJP government at the Centre”.(HT image)

ED action sparks violent protests across Karnataka, buses damaged

Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 01:45 AM IST
Former CM Siddaramaiah, who participated in protests in Mysuru, said that central government agencies were being used to target opposition leaders.
Girls enjoy the rain, at Rajpath in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Girls enjoy the rain, at Rajpath in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Delhi enjoys a ‘good’ air day for the first time since July 2017

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 05:48 PM IST
The last time Delhiites breathed such clean air was on July 31, 2017, when the AQI measured 47. Any reading of up to 50 on the index is considered to be an indicator of good quality air.
BMC plans to hire an outside expert as the director of the IT department.(HT FILE photo)
BMC plans to hire an outside expert as the director of the IT department.(HT FILE photo)

Mumbai civic body to recruit outside expert as IT department head

Hindustan Times,Mumbai | By Sagar Pillai
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 04:25 PM IST
The BMC plans to hire an outside expert as the director of the IT department, on a monthly salary of around Rs.3 lakh.The BMC has sought applications from candidates with 10 to 15 years’ experience of working in the IT sector.
Delhi environment minister Kailash Gahlot started the mass drive from Issapur village, near Najafgarh in southwest Delhi where 5,000 saplings were planted in a patch of 1,000 hectares.(Twitter/Office of Kailash Gahlot)
Delhi environment minister Kailash Gahlot started the mass drive from Issapur village, near Najafgarh in southwest Delhi where 5,000 saplings were planted in a patch of 1,000 hectares.(Twitter/Office of Kailash Gahlot)

3 lakh saplings planted by Delhi govt in day-long drive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 10:13 PM IST
HT had reported how a number of saplings were planted at Garhi Mandu with their plastic pouches still wrapped around them.
This year, in the national capital, eight road accidents were caused because of negligence at construction sites. In 2018, 12 such accidents were reported.(Rishikesh Choudhary / HT Photo)
This year, in the national capital, eight road accidents were caused because of negligence at construction sites. In 2018, 12 such accidents were reported.(Rishikesh Choudhary / HT Photo)

Iron rods pierce car near Delhi-Noida border

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 07:42 AM IST
This year, in the national capital, eight road accidents were caused because of negligence at construction sites. In 2018, 12 such accidents were reported.
It is August and Delhi is almost in the midst of the monsoon season(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
It is August and Delhi is almost in the midst of the monsoon season(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Plantation season starts in Delhi

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:53 PM IST
The New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Jal Board in separate drives planted more than one lakh saplings of trees and shrubs on Saturday across various locations including road sides, schools and at least two embassies in Delhi.
All the SDMs have been asked to keep a daily tab on water extraction activities.(Jal Shakti Abhiyan)
All the SDMs have been asked to keep a daily tab on water extraction activities.(Jal Shakti Abhiyan)

272 borewells sealed under Jal Shakti Abhiyan in two days

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 03:44 AM IST
On Saturday, Ashok Sangwan, divisional commissioner reviewed the work done under Jal Shakti Abhiyan. He directed the officials to make check dams in the foothills of the Aravallis for groundwater recharge.
National Green Tribunal(PTI Photo)
National Green Tribunal(PTI Photo)

Summon polluters to court, make them pay: NGT body

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 05:31 PM IST
The committee members Shailaja Chandra and BS Sajwan, a former expert member of the NGT, said such steps have been taken before in a pollution related case.
Last year the CPCB had constituted 52 teams during the winter, when air pollution is at its peak, to physically inspect all construction sites and such areas across Delhi to check violation of green norms.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
Last year the CPCB had constituted 52 teams during the winter, when air pollution is at its peak, to physically inspect all construction sites and such areas across Delhi to check violation of green norms.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)

CPCB asks agencies to identify vacant plots, take action

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 04:02 AM IST
A meeting regarding the issue was held by the Board on Monday. It pulled up land-owning agencies for their ‘inadequate response’ in addressing public complaints.
A senior PWD official, who is familiar with the project, confirmed the development and said that redevelopment of the stretch was very much required as the road witnesses a heavy vehicular and pedestrian movement.(HT Photo)
A senior PWD official, who is familiar with the project, confirmed the development and said that redevelopment of the stretch was very much required as the road witnesses a heavy vehicular and pedestrian movement.(HT Photo)

1.7km stretch in Delhi’s CR Park to become a ‘model street’

New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 06:34 AM IST
The residents under the aegis of CR Park Green Community Initiative, a group of residents and urban planners, have tied up with government agencies such as Public Works Department (PWD) and the Delhi traffic police to develop Bipin Chandra Pal Road into a “model street”.
A US company has been asked to pay USD 58,815 to two of its employees after a federal investigation found it guilty of violating the H-1B guidelines
A US company has been asked to pay USD 58,815 to two of its employees after a federal investigation found it guilty of violating the H-1B guidelines

US company asked to pay $58,000 in back wages for H-1B violations

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 12:02 PM IST
The H-1B visa programme allows employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in the US on a non-immigrant basis in specialty occupations or as fashion models of distinguished merit and ability.
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