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The sudden arrest of dozens of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, in the most sweeping use of a new national security law to date(REUTERS)

Explainer: Hong Kong mass arrests chill democracy movement

Hong Kong | By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:46 PM IST
The arrests will remove more activists from the scene, reducing the possibility of renewed protests and eliminating many as future candidates for office. They warn a younger generation that formed the backbone of protests that even holding an unofficial primary can result in legal action.
“If there is clear evidence that transmission risks can be lowered significantly, we will certainly consider some relaxation to the SHN regime for vaccinated travellers.”(Unsplash)
“If there is clear evidence that transmission risks can be lowered significantly, we will certainly consider some relaxation to the SHN regime for vaccinated travellers.”(Unsplash)

Singapore will consider relaxing curbs for vaccinated travellers: government official

Singapore | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 01:43 PM IST
Singapore will consider relaxing travel restrictions for people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, the co-head of the government’s virus taskforce said on Monday.
The eight edition of the North-East Festival that’s usually held in the Capital, is being held in Guwahati this weekend and livestreamed worldwide. Soulmate (above) will be performing at the venue
The eight edition of the North-East Festival that’s usually held in the Capital, is being held in Guwahati this weekend and livestreamed worldwide. Soulmate (above) will be performing at the venue

Meet the seven sisters, virtually

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 04:51 PM IST
The annual North East Festival is on its way to Delhi, but in a first it will be held virtually in Guwahati
PM Narendra Modi visits the Zydus Biotech Park to review the development of a Covid-19 vaccine in Ahmedabad on Nov 28.(PTI)
PM Narendra Modi visits the Zydus Biotech Park to review the development of a Covid-19 vaccine in Ahmedabad on Nov 28.(PTI)

Centre plans awareness drive for vaccine doubters

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 12:21 AM IST
India is preparing the ground for a massive vaccination drive that will be crucial for the country to come out of the pandemic, but the task will need the widest adoption possible in order to create the herd immunity that can potentially remove the virus from circulation.
Workers install CCTV cameras at government flats, at Pandara Road, in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav / Hindustan Times)
Workers install CCTV cameras at government flats, at Pandara Road, in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav / Hindustan Times)

Delhi govt plans to infuse funds for pending priority work

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 03:48 AM IST
Phase-2 of CCTV project and ashram flyover to DND Flyway link likely to figure on list.
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.
Living independently can be a challenge for senior citizens, but with the right attitude it can be a time for adventures and spiritual growth(Shutterstock/For representation)
Living independently can be a challenge for senior citizens, but with the right attitude it can be a time for adventures and spiritual growth(Shutterstock/For representation)

Guest Column: Life as a senior citizen can be challenging, but do count the advantages

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By TS Chawla
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Health issues and isolation can be problems, but with enough time to spare to look back and reflect on past experiences, many seniors can lead rich, meaningful lives
The husband claimed that the woman had mental health problems but couldn’t produce any medical record to corroborate his claim.(HT Photo)
The husband claimed that the woman had mental health problems but couldn’t produce any medical record to corroborate his claim.(HT Photo)

Haryana woman locked in toilet by husband for over a year, rescued: Officials

Hindustan Times, Karnal | By Neeraj Mohan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 03:59 PM IST
The government officials who rescued the woman said she had become frail and was lying in a unhygienic condition inside a small toilet.
As the pandemic adds new complexities to education, income, food, and health systems, it is natural to look to the biggest players in development — the central and state governments — to increase expenditure and the quality of programme implementation.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
As the pandemic adds new complexities to education, income, food, and health systems, it is natural to look to the biggest players in development — the central and state governments — to increase expenditure and the quality of programme implementation.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Mission Karmayogi: An ambitious plan to bolster State capacity

By Iqbal Singh Dhaliwal and Shagun Sabarwal
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 07:55 PM IST
At the heart of the mission is the recognition that providing training opportunities to senior bureaucrats by sponsoring them to attend elite institutions has not been enough.
HT Image
HT Image

Ease of doing business: At number 19, Punjab among the laggards

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 01:51 AM IST
Though the state officials were expecting a big improvement from the 20th rank the state got in 2017-18, the 19th position has left them disappointed.
A health worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab sample from a woman for coronavirus testing, at a testing centre, in Janakpuri, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A health worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab sample from a woman for coronavirus testing, at a testing centre, in Janakpuri, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

To reach 40k Covid-19 tests target, Delhi govt clinics to stay open longer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 04:47 AM IST
After becoming the first major region to register a sustained fall in cases, the national capital has seen an uptick this month.
Officials said that the incident took place when a team of DTCP officials started a demolition drive in an unauthorised colony in Sector 72A. The area has been designated by the department as an open space zone by the DTCP.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Officials said that the incident took place when a team of DTCP officials started a demolition drive in an unauthorised colony in Sector 72A. The area has been designated by the department as an open space zone by the DTCP.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

DTP threatened during demolition drive in Gurugram’s Sector 72A

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 01:36 PM IST
DTCP officials said, notwithstanding the resistance, the colony and offices of property developers were demolished by the team. Criminal action would be also be taken against the violators for trying to hinder the work of government officials.
A six-member committee, comprising three senior UT officials and an equal number of employee representatives, will participate in a meeting through video conferencing with the Union home secretary to decide the fate of the UT employees’ housing scheme.(HT photo/For representation only)
A six-member committee, comprising three senior UT officials and an equal number of employee representatives, will participate in a meeting through video conferencing with the Union home secretary to decide the fate of the UT employees’ housing scheme.(HT photo/For representation only)

UT employees’ housing scheme: High-rise plans, costing issues likely to come up at meeting

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 12:31 AM IST
To be discussed: Charges applicable for plotted areas instead of the total land parcel and building the 11-storey apartment in Sector 56
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh after unfurling the Tricolour at the state-level Independence Day function in Mohali on Saturday. Chief secretary Vini Mahajan and director general of police Dinkar Gupta were among the few officials present at the low-key event amid the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh after unfurling the Tricolour at the state-level Independence Day function in Mohali on Saturday. Chief secretary Vini Mahajan and director general of police Dinkar Gupta were among the few officials present at the low-key event amid the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT Photo)

Will not rest till Punjab’s economy is back on track, says chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 06:30 AM IST
INDEPENDENCE DAY SPEECH Low-key function amid Covid-19 curbs saw only government officials and police personnel in attendance
Illegal structures near the Air Force station have not been demolished as yet.(HT Photo)
Illegal structures near the Air Force station have not been demolished as yet.(HT Photo)

Illegal structures near airport: No demolition drive planned till Covid-19 situation normalises

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 10:51 PM IST
About 83 structures within a 100-metre radius of the boundary wall of the Air Force Station in Pabhat village of Zirakpur and close to the international airport have to be razed
It is understood that CHB will develop the scheme on two plots, measuring 10.51 acres and 6.43 acres at IT Park. Prices will be fixed after the drawings are approved by the architecture department.(Getty Images)
It is understood that CHB will develop the scheme on two plots, measuring 10.51 acres and 6.43 acres at IT Park. Prices will be fixed after the drawings are approved by the architecture department.(Getty Images)

IT Park CHB group housing scheme set for rollout

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 03:23 PM IST
Process starts to implement project in which CHB will build about 784 apartments of different categories, including EWS units
Government data showed that 85% of all people who have died due to Covid-19 in the country were over the age of 45 years.Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times
Government data showed that 85% of all people who have died due to Covid-19 in the country were over the age of 45 years.Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times

85% Covid-19 deaths in 45-plus age bracket: Govt data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 06:03 AM IST
The health ministry press briefing came a day after India saw the largest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases with 25,724 new infections on Wednesday, the first time more than 25,000 new cases were reported in 24 hours.
The Burari facility, which has a capacity of 700 beds, will also have 250 beds with oxygen support.
The Burari facility, which has a capacity of 700 beds, will also have 250 beds with oxygen support.

200 beds in Ambedkar Nagar hospital to open by month-end; 450 beds in Burari likely to start from next week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 02:49 AM IST
The health department has prepared a proposal to first start 200 beds in the 600-bedded facility Ambedkar Nagar -- seven years after it was first approved -- all of which will be dedicated to Covid-19 patients.
New Delhi, India - July 02, 2020: Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal during a digital press conference on the coronavirus situation in New Delhi, India on Thursday, July 02, 2020. (HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - July 02, 2020: Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal during a digital press conference on the coronavirus situation in New Delhi, India on Thursday, July 02, 2020. (HT PHOTO)

Arvind Kejriwal seeks report on Covid deaths

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 11:50 PM IST
According to government records, Delhi reported more than 800 Covid deaths in the last two weeks, with 397 people succumbing to the disease in the first week of July.
Government accommodation allotted to officials under the General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) category is set to get costlier starting in July.(File photo for representation)
Government accommodation allotted to officials under the General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) category is set to get costlier starting in July.(File photo for representation)

Housing for govt officials gets costlier with hike in licence fee

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 02:50 PM IST
The Centre has issued an order to increase the flat rate of license fee recoverable for the accommodation throughout the country.
Outrage over the death of a father-son duo in police custody in Tamil Nadu’s Sathankulam mounted on Saturday, with political leaders in the state promising swift action in the case that has been compared to the killing of a black American in alleged police brutality in the United States.(File photo for representation)
Outrage over the death of a father-son duo in police custody in Tamil Nadu’s Sathankulam mounted on Saturday, with political leaders in the state promising swift action in the case that has been compared to the killing of a black American in alleged police brutality in the United States.(File photo for representation)

‘Our George Floyds’: Outrage at custodial deaths in Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Agencies
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 06:27 AM IST
P Jayaraj, 59, and J Fennix Immanuel, 31, were tortured and brutally thrashed by the police, which resulted in rectal bleeding and eventual death, according to a letter to government officials written by Jayaraj’s wife J Selvarani.
Medical staff interact with visitors outside the Covid-19 ward at Lok Nayak hospital on Saturday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Medical staff interact with visitors outside the Covid-19 ward at Lok Nayak hospital on Saturday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 treatments at private hospitals to get cheaper

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 03:45 AM IST
A senior government official said the cap of up to 60% of the total beds in private hospitals means that hospitals such as Moolchand, Fortis, etc., which have been declared as 100% Covid-19 hospitals will also have to offer the new subsidised rates to 60% of the beds.
Based on the results of the skill mapping exercise, the state government will reach out to industrial houses to invest in the state and create employment, a senior government official said on condition of anonymity.(HT Photo)
Based on the results of the skill mapping exercise, the state government will reach out to industrial houses to invest in the state and create employment, a senior government official said on condition of anonymity.(HT Photo)

In Bihar, construction workers form bulk of returnees

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 03:59 AM IST
The first round of the exercise covered over 1.2 million workers in quarantine centres . According to the state government, 1.2 million workers arrived on trains and 1.1 million travelled by road to reach Bihar in the aftermath of the national lockdown imposed on March 25 .
While ensuring social distancing, we need to stay connected in a meaningful manner and support each other in every way(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
While ensuring social distancing, we need to stay connected in a meaningful manner and support each other in every way(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Pressing the reset button in times of the coronavirus pandemic, writes M Venkaiah Naidu

By M Venkaiah Naidu
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 06:50 AM IST
We need to learn to live with the virus. We also need to learn from weaknesses, and remedy it
It wasn’t immediately clear how he was infected.
It wasn’t immediately clear how he was infected.

Doordarshan News staff member dies of Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 05:58 AM IST
According to a senior government official, the incident took place on Wednesday but the test report of the deceased came out on Thursday.
Data of millions of Indians, collected through the Aarogya Setu app, could be vulnerable to threats from adversarial state and non-state actors and pose a national security challenge, according to cybersecurity experts and former intelligence officials.(AP fie photo)
Data of millions of Indians, collected through the Aarogya Setu app, could be vulnerable to threats from adversarial state and non-state actors and pose a national security challenge, according to cybersecurity experts and former intelligence officials.(AP fie photo)

Protection or threat? Experts say Aarogya Setu poses national security risk

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Binayak Dasgupta
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 12:35 AM IST
Indian government officials reject these concerns, saying their encryption standards have adequate protection against data or network breaches.
Among the five who returned to Chandigarh, were four students from Singapore and a doctor from PGIMER who was on a sabbatical in Dhaka.(HT photo)
Among the five who returned to Chandigarh, were four students from Singapore and a doctor from PGIMER who was on a sabbatical in Dhaka.(HT photo)

After fear, uncertainty, homecoming sweet for foreign returnees in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2020 12:43 AM IST
A 20-year-old had to borrow money for the super expensive flight ticket from Singapore to Delhi
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.
Heaps of wheat lying in the open on the main road in Madina village of Rohtak district located on Delhi-Fazilka National Highway.(MANOJ DHAKA/HT)
Heaps of wheat lying in the open on the main road in Madina village of Rohtak district located on Delhi-Fazilka National Highway.(MANOJ DHAKA/HT)

Anxious Haryana farmers awaiting wheat payment

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Pawan Sharma & Neeraj Mohan, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2020 12:03 AM IST
At the core of this inordinate delay are certain “technical problems” the banks have been facing while transferring money into the accounts of commission agents
People wearing protective face masks to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), wait to ride a roller coaster at an amusement park in Seoul, South Korea.(REUTERS)
People wearing protective face masks to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), wait to ride a roller coaster at an amusement park in Seoul, South Korea.(REUTERS)

South Korea to relax social distancing rules further starting May 6

Seoul | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 02:10 PM IST
Gatherings will be allowed following disinfection guidelines.
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