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FILE PHOTO: An Air India Boeing 777-300ER plane taxis at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo(REUTERS)

Government considers new panel to take over privatisation of state-run companies

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 05:05 PM IST
The panel will replace bureaucrats, who currently manage privatization, as well as minority stake sales, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
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Kerala has the highest weekly positivity rate of 12%, followed by Chhattisgarh with 7%, and Maharashtra at 4.50%.(Reuters)
Kerala has the highest weekly positivity rate of 12%, followed by Chhattisgarh with 7%, and Maharashtra at 4.50%.(Reuters)

14 regions log zero Covid deaths in 24 hrs: Government

By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 04:47 AM IST
“India’s fight against Covid-19 is bringing daily successes... Fourteen states/UTs have not reported any deaths in the last 24 hours,” said the health ministry in a statement.
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This was stated by the ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEFCC) in an affidavit submitted before the Supreme Court.(AP)
This was stated by the ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEFCC) in an affidavit submitted before the Supreme Court.(AP)

States will file regular reports on polluting vehicles: Centre to SC

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 04:43 AM IST
The reports should be submitted every two months to the Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and Adjoining Areas, the body set up by the Union government.
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The latest Economic Survey, tabled in Parliament on Friday, said gold has emerged as a “safe-haven investment” in the backdrop of the pandemic-induced economic uncertainties, with prices increasing by 26.2% in November, 2020 as compared to December, 2019.(Reuters)
The latest Economic Survey, tabled in Parliament on Friday, said gold has emerged as a “safe-haven investment” in the backdrop of the pandemic-induced economic uncertainties, with prices increasing by 26.2% in November, 2020 as compared to December, 2019.(Reuters)

Centre may slash customs duty on gold

By Rajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 05:26 AM IST
Customs field formations across the country have reported large-scale smuggling of gold mainly because of lucrative margins.
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The <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>40,000-crore NIIF was set up in December 2015 as an institution for enhancing infrastructure financing by investing in greenfield (new), brownfield (existing) and stalled projects.(AFP)
The 40,000-crore NIIF was set up in December 2015 as an institution for enhancing infrastructure financing by investing in greenfield (new), brownfield (existing) and stalled projects.(AFP)

NIIF makes equity investment of less than 5,000 cr in 5 yrs

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:30 PM IST
  • According to sources, NIIF has made an equity investment of 4,689 crore, while the co-investment by its partners stood at about 7,053 crore at the end of September 2020. The quasi-sovereign wealth fund's total equity investment along with partners stood at 11,742 crore as of September 2020.
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WhatsApp had announced the changes in January and had asked users to agree to the terms before February 8, 2021, to continue the usage of their services.(HT Photo)
WhatsApp had announced the changes in January and had asked users to agree to the terms before February 8, 2021, to continue the usage of their services.(HT Photo)

Withdraw privacy policy updates: What Centre said in its letter to WhatsApp CEO

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:00 PM IST
From asking WhatsApp to withdraw their proposed changes to a long questionnaire, here is what the government said in its letter.
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Air India’s pilot unions Indian Pilots Guild and Indian Commercial Pilots Association on Monday urged the airline to replace its Director (Commercial) Meenakshi Mallik(Bloomberg)
Air India’s pilot unions Indian Pilots Guild and Indian Commercial Pilots Association on Monday urged the airline to replace its Director (Commercial) Meenakshi Mallik(Bloomberg)

Air India pilot unions object to director’s continuation due to ‘conflict of interest’

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 07:03 PM IST
In a joint letter to Air India’s CMD on Monday, the two pilot unions said that the office order, directs all participating employees to inform the headquarters and expressly forbids them from handling any policy or strategic matter with a direct or indirect bearing to the disinvestment of Air India.
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The ADB signed a USD 100 million loan with the Government of India on December 31, 2020 to modernise and upgrade the power distribution system.(Reuters file photo)
The ADB signed a USD 100 million loan with the Government of India on December 31, 2020 to modernise and upgrade the power distribution system.(Reuters file photo)

Asian Development Bank to provide USD 100 million loan to upgrade power distribution in Bengaluru

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 04:22 PM IST
In parallel to underground distribution cables, over 2,800 km of fibre optical cables will be installed to strengthen communication network.
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Diljit Dosanjh has shared proof amid reports that an Income Tax probe may be launched against him.
Diljit Dosanjh has shared proof amid reports that an Income Tax probe may be launched against him.

Diljit Dosanjh shares certificate from Income Tax department amid reports of IT probe against him

By HT Entertainment Desk, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 07:05 PM IST
Actor Diljit Dosanjh dismissed reports of an impeding Income Tax probe against him and also shared a certificate given to him by the department for his contribution.
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Of the 80,000 voters 56,000 live in India, Nepal and Bhutan while 24,000 are in other countries.(HT File)
Of the 80,000 voters 56,000 live in India, Nepal and Bhutan while 24,000 are in other countries.(HT File)

Tibetans-in-exile set to vote in first phase of global election

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:49 AM IST
Around 150 candidates are vying for 45 seats of members of parliament, while 8 candidates are in the fray for post of president
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The prospects for the yellow metal are shining bright for next year. The rate of gold is expected to rise to Rs 63,000 per 10 grams next year as it gains on the back of fresh stimulus in the US and weakening American dollar.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
The prospects for the yellow metal are shining bright for next year. The rate of gold is expected to rise to Rs 63,000 per 10 grams next year as it gains on the back of fresh stimulus in the US and weakening American dollar.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)

Subscription for sovereign gold bonds starts today: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 12:32 PM IST
RBI says, the investors will be compensated at a fixed rate of 2.50 percent per annum payable semi-annually on the nominal value.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi. As per the PM CARES website, ₹3,076.62 crores were collected by the fund in 2019-20.(REUTERS)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi. As per the PM CARES website, ₹3,076.62 crores were collected by the fund in 2019-20.(REUTERS)

PM Cares ‘owned, controlled and established’ by govt, says Centre

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 04:50 AM IST
In an earlier reply, the government had said the fund was not owned, controlled or “substantially financed by any government”.
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File image of Kiren Rijiju(Getty Images)
File image of Kiren Rijiju(Getty Images)

Rijiju inaugurates eight Khelo India State Centre of Excellence

By Press Trust of India | Kohima
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 07:45 PM IST
The KISCE inaugurated in other states are Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram, Odisha and Telangana.
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Medical workers wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as they get ready to treat patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at the Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Medical workers wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as they get ready to treat patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at the Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Why am I being chosen for Covid-19 vaccine and 5 other FAQs for frontline workers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 07:05 PM IST
The FAQs range from answering which groups will be administered the Covid-19 vaccine in the first phase, preventive measures that need to be followed even after receiving the vaccine dosage and the potential common side- effects people should watch out for after taking the drug.
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BALCO CEO, Abhijit Pati recognised amongst most promising business leaders of Asia 20-21

UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 05:37 PM IST
Alumnus of the Calcutta University, Mr. Abhijit Pati started his career as an engineer with Indian Aluminium Company (a subsidiary of ALCAN, Canadian Major Aluminium Producer) in the year 1989.
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The business commenced with the launch of sarees and expanded to festive & bridal lehengas, dress materials, ready-to-wear blouses, stoles, dupattas and the ready-to-wear segment in a short span.(Instagram)
The business commenced with the launch of sarees and expanded to festive & bridal lehengas, dress materials, ready-to-wear blouses, stoles, dupattas and the ready-to-wear segment in a short span.(Instagram)

Celebrating the true essence of Indian craftsmanship, Taneira commemorates its anniversary

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Mumbai, Maharashtra
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 06:04 PM IST
Taneira has made a significant mark in the ethnic-wear category and received enduring support from customers across the country. Taneira has continuously strived to address the evolving needs of progressive Indian women.
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The Sports Ministry on Thursday formally recognised yogasana as a competitive sport, which will enable the ancient practice to avail government funding.(Unsplash)
The Sports Ministry on Thursday formally recognised yogasana as a competitive sport, which will enable the ancient practice to avail government funding.(Unsplash)

Sports Ministry recognises yogasana as competitive sport

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 05:11 PM IST
The Sports Ministry on Thursday formally recognised yogasana as a competitive sport, which will enable the ancient practice to avail government funding.
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The Energy Conservation Act 2001 came into existence to monitor and measure energy efficiency in the private and public sector at all levels.(Shutterstock)
The Energy Conservation Act 2001 came into existence to monitor and measure energy efficiency in the private and public sector at all levels.(Shutterstock)

National Energy Conservation Day today: What is the day all about

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 06:23 PM IST
BEE uses the occasion to spread awareness amongst the masses regarding energy efficiency and the need to go green.
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In recent times, the railways has had to deal with a slew of cases in which illegal applications were used to book tickets, bypassing the railway firewall.(Rajkumar/HT Archive)
In recent times, the railways has had to deal with a slew of cases in which illegal applications were used to book tickets, bypassing the railway firewall.(Rajkumar/HT Archive)

Railways troubleshooters to help fight cybersecurity breaches

By Anisha Dutta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 04:50 AM IST
The Prime Minister’s directive followed an alarming increase in the number of breaches and attempted breaches of government computer systems.
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The meeting was held days after Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited Nepal. During his visit, Shringla had called on Nepali leadership President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.(AP)
The meeting was held days after Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited Nepal. During his visit, Shringla had called on Nepali leadership President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.(AP)

India, Nepal review progress on wide-ranging bilateral agenda

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Kathmandu, Nepal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:26 PM IST
The virtual meeting was led by commerce secretaries of both countries. The IGC is the apex bilateral mechanism to review and set the way forward for further enhancing bilateral trade and economic ties.
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Trident will start training batches within 10 days(HT photo)
Trident will start training batches within 10 days(HT photo)

Trident Group to train 1,500 people under Grameen Kaushalya Yojana

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 12:35 AM IST
The trades to be covered under the training program are apparel and textiles and the five districts being targeted for the scheme are Barnala, Bathinda, Sangrur, Fazilka and Mansa.
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Big trouble for coal fired power plants?

UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:19 PM IST
Many new chimneys will spit acid and power plants will have to reduce capacity to prevent environmental disaster.
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The research, published in the journal Diabetologia, estimated the probability of a metropolitan Indian of any age or body mass index developing diabetes in their lifetime.(Unsplash)
The research, published in the journal Diabetologia, estimated the probability of a metropolitan Indian of any age or body mass index developing diabetes in their lifetime.(Unsplash)

More than half of 20-year-olds in India’s metros likely to develop diabetes in lifetime: Study

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 02:37 PM IST
More than half of men, and nearly two thirds of women currently aged 20 years in India could develop diabetes in their life time, with most of those cases likely to be type 2 diabetes.
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Plea in Delhi HC seeks FIR against Mehbooba Mufti over flag remark

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 12:58 AM IST
Advocate Vineet Jindal in his plea said Mehbooba Mufti has used “derogatory and instigating” statements against the duly elected Indian government.
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IPLT Rhino 5523 unloading Aggregate 20MM at project site.(IPLTech Electric Pvt Ltd)
IPLT Rhino 5523 unloading Aggregate 20MM at project site.(IPLTech Electric Pvt Ltd)

A start-up from Haryana is quietly disrupting the commercial vehicle industry

PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2020 01:32 PM IST
IPLTech Electric has designed rugged electric MHCVs within the $80k-120k price range.
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Four JeM terrorists were gunned down in a three-hour-long gunbattle, which started early on Thursday at the Ban toll plaza on the highway near Nagrota town in Jammu district(PTI)
Four JeM terrorists were gunned down in a three-hour-long gunbattle, which started early on Thursday at the Ban toll plaza on the highway near Nagrota town in Jammu district(PTI)

Nagrota attack: MEA expresses ‘serious concern’, says attempt to derail DDC election

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 07:20 PM IST
The MEA also vocalised their concerns about any disruptions to the safe and peaceful elections that the government is aiming to conduct in Jammu and Kashmir, and summoned the Charge d’Affaires of the Pakistan High Commission.
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Twitter had shown Leh, the largest town of the Union Territory of Ladakh, as part of China during a live broadcast last month.(Reuters image)
Twitter had shown Leh, the largest town of the Union Territory of Ladakh, as part of China during a live broadcast last month.(Reuters image)

‘Committed to partnering with the Government of India’: Twitter in its apology note

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 07:16 PM IST
According to Parliamentary panel’s chairperson Meenakshi Lekhi, Twitter’s deposition has come in form of an affidavit signed by Damien Karien, Chief Privacy Officer of Twitter Inc.
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This company provides a 10-day e-Invoicing implementation guarantee to get compliant quickly

UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 05:35 PM IST
Tangentia, a global digital transformation company has launched its e-Invoicing Gateway with a 10-day implementation guarantee with zero business disruption.
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The Christian Cemetery in Ambala Cantonment.(HT Photo)
The Christian Cemetery in Ambala Cantonment.(HT Photo)

Ambala Christian cemetery in ruins amid battle for possession

By Bhavey Nagpal | Hindustan Times, Ambala, Ambala
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 11:18 PM IST
One party claims burial ground belongs to the Church of England, another says it’s common property belonging to the Christian community with the government of India as the landlord and the British high commissioner holding occupancy rights
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