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IBA CRAFTS introduces new eco-friendly techniques in the world of garment production

The unique selling point of IBA Crafts is its JIT system which has helped the company to sustain the business capital unlike today’s fast fashion that has a lot of unsold inventory which ultimately gets dumped in landfills.
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 05:05 PM IST
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Free speech vs hate speech | HT Editorial

The Supreme Court’s defence of freedom, and disavowal of hatred, is welcome
The order also, once again rightly, takes a position against hate speech, defined in terms of context, content, and impact(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The order also, once again rightly, takes a position against hate speech, defined in terms of context, content, and impact(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 08, 2020 10:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Finance dept unhappy at agenda of Punjabi varsity syndic meeting

The department observed that the services of contractual employees should not be regularised by the university in violation of government policy, without the approval of the administrative department
The finance department also observed that the grant of new pension scheme from July 2012, onwards must be reviewed as it is in violation of the government policy, while the grant of pay scale to some employees by the university at its own level in violation of the government norms must be reviewed.(HT File Photo)
The finance department also observed that the grant of new pension scheme from July 2012, onwards must be reviewed as it is in violation of the government policy, while the grant of pay scale to some employees by the university at its own level in violation of the government norms must be reviewed.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 03:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Patiala | By Navrajdeep Singh, Patiala

Illegal colony right under Hoshiarpur municipal corporation’s nose and it doesn’t bat an eyelid

Even after being declared an illegal colony, the levelling work continues on site in the Punjab town and the revenue department has approved five land registrations
Land being levelled at the site of the Guru Nanak Colony on Adamwal road near Hoshiarpur on Friday.(HT photo)
Land being levelled at the site of the Guru Nanak Colony on Adamwal road near Hoshiarpur on Friday.(HT photo)
Published on Sep 12, 2020 11:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By HT Correspondent

Ad hoardings removed from 3 Mohali foot overbridges

The Punjab government’s new advertisement policy bans any such displays on any structure within a 100 metre radius of a traffic signa.
Beer bottles, waste lie scattered on a foot overbridge in Mohali.(HT Photo)
Beer bottles, waste lie scattered on a foot overbridge in Mohali.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 09:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali

Manipur asks college teachers to seek approval before airing views on govt policies

In a memorandum issued recently, Director of University and Higher Education K Diana Devi said non- compliance of the order might lead to disciplinary action.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Published on Aug 13, 2020 01:23 PM IST
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Imphal | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Naseeruddin Shah says his comments about Rajesh Khanna were uncalled for: ‘About Virat Kohli, I don’t take anything back’

Naseeruddin Shah has said that he realises what he said about Rajesh Khanna was uncalled for as it hurt his fans and family.
Naseeruddin Shah says he apologised to Dimple Kapadia for his comments on Rajesh Khanna.
Naseeruddin Shah says he apologised to Dimple Kapadia for his comments on Rajesh Khanna.
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 07:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk

World may see unprecedented 8% fall in CO2 emissions: IEA

The pandemic has infected at least 3.2mn people worldwide and killed more than 229,000. With no drug to treat Covid-19 and a vaccine not expected until at least the end of the year, reducing the interactions between infected people is the only effective way to control the spread.
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A woman walks at the Saint Peter’s Square in Rome, Italy.
Updated on May 01, 2020 04:49 AM IST
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Civil secretariat staff protest against MLAs

The Punjab civil secretariat staff association on Thursday protested against the MLAs of the ruling party who had blamed the state government employees for not allotting them the rooms in the A-Block of Punjab Bhawan in New Delhi.
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Published on Mar 05, 2020 09:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Rule of law fundamental feature of Constitution: CJI Bobde

CJI Bobde, who has been very vocal about issues concerning the environment and climate crisis, also welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the event by handing him a potted plant.
Chief Justice of India SA Bobde addresses at International Judicial Conference, in New Delhi on Saturday.(ANI)
Chief Justice of India SA Bobde addresses at International Judicial Conference, in New Delhi on Saturday.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 23, 2020 04:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent and Agencies

Economic Survey: From a report card to policy changes

The Economic Survey is a comprehensive analysis of the Indian economy, including its growth and fall, in the past year.
The government will release the Economic Survey for 2019-2020 on Friday(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The government will release the Economic Survey for 2019-2020 on Friday(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 09:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Supreme Court clears way for international airport at Goa’s Mopa

The work on the Rs 3,000 crore project for building the second international airport in Goa over 2,131 acres at the foothills of the Western Ghats was halted for nine months.
The Supreme Court on Thursday gave the go-ahead for the construction of an international airport at Goa’s Mopa by lifting the suspension it had imposed on its environmental clearance (EC) in March.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court on Thursday gave the go-ahead for the construction of an international airport at Goa’s Mopa by lifting the suspension it had imposed on its environmental clearance (EC) in March.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 17, 2020 12:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

India needs to focus on early childhood education

A recent concept, ECE is good for the child, the mother, the family, the society and the economy. Expand it
Society needs to create structures to take care of young children. This will free young women to work(Shutterstock)
Society needs to create structures to take care of young children. This will free young women to work(Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 14, 2020 12:00 PM IST
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By Madhav Chavan

In Delhi court’s bail order for 12 CAA protesters, an unusual condition

Additional Sessions Judge Sanjeev Kumar Malhotra also told the accused to not disturb public peace and directed them to join the probe as and when directed by the investigating officer (IO), conditions that are often imposed by courts in such criminal cases.
A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to 12 people who were arrested for being allegedly involved in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in the Seemapuri area of national capital Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to 12 people who were arrested for being allegedly involved in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in the Seemapuri area of national capital Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 09:42 PM IST
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Hindustsn Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

70 trips in 1 year: Govt may have followed China model in arranging foreign envoys’ J-K visit

China has organised similar tours – as many as 70 since December 2018 -- -- in the far-flung northwestern province of Xinjiang.
15 Foreign envoy poses for a photograph on the banks of Dal Lake during their visit to Srinagar on Thursday(ANI)
15 Foreign envoy poses for a photograph on the banks of Dal Lake during their visit to Srinagar on Thursday(ANI)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 05:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis

Analysis| India’s energy choices are critical for the world

Renewables, investments, oil security, climate resilience and innovation will be critical to India’s energy future
India has ensured that energy has become both widespread and affordable for its citizens, whose typical income is a small fraction of the global average(Bloomberg)
India has ensured that energy has become both widespread and affordable for its citizens, whose typical income is a small fraction of the global average(Bloomberg)
Published on Jan 09, 2020 08:16 PM IST
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By Amitabh Kant and Fatih Birol

Misuse of customs duty waiver: Jalandhar hotelier gets clean chit in 2012 case

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Published on Jan 07, 2020 11:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By HT Correspondent, Jalandhar

Will take struggle against CAA to logical conclusion: Jakhar

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Published on Dec 28, 2019 10:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, HOSHIARPUR | By HT Correspondent, Hoshiarpur

ADB cuts India’s growth forecast to 5.1 per cent for FY2019; projects 6.5 per cent for next year

The Reserve Bank of India last week in its bi-monthly monetary policy review has cut India’s GDP forecast to 5 per cent from 6.1 per cent citing weak domestic and external demand.
Pedestrians walk past stores in Zaveri Bazaar, Mumbai. ADB expects the growth to pick up to 6.5 per cent next year on supportive government policies.(Bloomberg)
Pedestrians walk past stores in Zaveri Bazaar, Mumbai. ADB expects the growth to pick up to 6.5 per cent next year on supportive government policies.(Bloomberg)
Published on Dec 11, 2019 11:49 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Amendment to RTI Act final assault on legislation: Sonia

Sonia Gandhi said the Modi government has seen this remarkable institution as an obstacle to enforcing their majoritarian agenda without being held accountable to people.
Sonia Gandhi on Thursday accused the Modi government of diluting the powers of the Information Commissioners through amendments to the RTI Act(PTI)
Sonia Gandhi on Thursday accused the Modi government of diluting the powers of the Information Commissioners through amendments to the RTI Act(PTI)
Updated on Nov 01, 2019 04:49 AM IST
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Soaring gold prices, slow market dampen Diwali sales as Ludhiana jewellers put onus on govt policies

According to the city jewellers, they are facing a slowdown of over 50%
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Updated on Oct 26, 2019 09:27 PM IST
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By Amarpal Singh, Ludhiana

Future of India vs Pakistan cricket matches - CoA chief Vinod Rai reveals government policy

The India vs Pakistan match at the 2019 World Cup generated a lot of interest owing to the political tensions between the two nations.
File image of Virat Kohli, Sarfaraz Ahmed(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Virat Kohli, Sarfaraz Ahmed(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Sep 24, 2019 12:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Narasimha Rao sidelined to keep focus on Gandhis, says grandson who joined BJP

Rao’s grandson, NV Subhash, who is now affiliated to the BJP, claimed that Congress leaders did not pay respects to the former prime minister on his birth anniversary today.
Narasimha Rao sidelined by Congress to keep focus on Gandhis, says grandson, demands apology(ANI)
Narasimha Rao sidelined by Congress to keep focus on Gandhis, says grandson, demands apology(ANI)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 02:06 PM IST
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UP: Teachers, edu officers warned against misleading social media posts

The UP basic education department has issued an order warning basic shiksha adikharis (BSAs), block education officers (BEOs) and teachers of strict action if they were found guilty of posting anything objectionable/misleading or contrary to government policy on facebook, WhatsApp etc.
Under the amended Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act), posting misleading information via social media is a punishable offence.(Representative image)
Under the amended Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act), posting misleading information via social media is a punishable offence.(Representative image)
Published on Jun 24, 2019 11:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow

To create jobs, an industrial policy focused on labour-intensive industries is key

These sectors deserve consistent support over time to compete internationally since India is lagging behind
Manufacturing contributed in 2017 only about 16% to India’s GDP, stagnating since economic reforms began in 1991(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Manufacturing contributed in 2017 only about 16% to India’s GDP, stagnating since economic reforms began in 1991(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 27, 2019 07:37 PM IST
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By Santosh Mehrotra

Lack of clarity on policy to summon persons in foreign countries: DCW

According to ministry of home affairs (MHA) guidelines, issued on February 11, 2009, a period of 12 weeks is required for servicing summons and notices to persons residing abroad.
The court was hearing a plea it had initiated itself after Additional Sessions Judge Illa Rawat had written to the high court on the delay in serving the summons to such parties leading to delay in disposal of cases.(HT Photo)
The court was hearing a plea it had initiated itself after Additional Sessions Judge Illa Rawat had written to the high court on the delay in serving the summons to such parties leading to delay in disposal of cases.(HT Photo)
Published on May 14, 2019 05:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka

Don’t change your investment strategy due to elections

It is important to keep in mind that there is no perfect way to predict the outcome of elections. Thus, speculating on a certain outcome and trying to build a strategy around that view can be damaging for investors, especially when they are saving towards long-term goals.
The election rhetoric should not be confused with what government policy will be, and should therefore, not form the foundation of an investment portfolio.(Illustrator; Sudhir Shetty)
The election rhetoric should not be confused with what government policy will be, and should therefore, not form the foundation of an investment portfolio.(Illustrator; Sudhir Shetty)
Updated on May 13, 2019 02:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vishal Dhawan

Prioritise the prevention of domestic violence

The two solutions studied - empowerment and education via self-help groups; and community mobilization - were both found to be highly cost effective
The impact of domestic violence is vast, with costs for victims and society at large(Shutterstock)
The impact of domestic violence is vast, with costs for victims and society at large(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 24, 2019 08:57 AM IST
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By Bjorn Lomborg

30 years after ‘Pratibha’: Mumbai’s tryst with illegal buildings

Through the late 80s, Pratibha was the shorthand reference for brazen illegalities, especially the “FSI scam”, in real estate
In the five years up to 2014, the BMC had identified more than 56,000 structures (including slums) with a range of violations of which 100 buildings or towers had major FSI violations.(Hindustan Times)
In the five years up to 2014, the BMC had identified more than 56,000 structures (including slums) with a range of violations of which 100 buildings or towers had major FSI violations.(Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 14, 2019 12:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar

Liquor prices: We pay, they profit

The Gurugram boom shows us that if restaurants are not too greedy and government policies are flexible then it is possible to drink quality liquor at reasonable prices
Most hotels and restaurants in India sell the same wines, and yet the mark-ups can be phenomenal
Most hotels and restaurants in India sell the same wines, and yet the mark-ups can be phenomenal
Updated on Feb 10, 2019 12:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
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