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J&K civil services examination topper Kamila Mushtaq ‘s sister offers her sweets in Srinagar on Thursday.(ANI)
J&K civil services examination topper Kamila Mushtaq ‘s sister offers her sweets in Srinagar on Thursday.(ANI)

27-year-old woman tops KAS in first attempt

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 12:51 AM IST
A resident of Srinagar, Mushtaq completed her BTech in civil engineering from the National Institute of Technology in 2017.
The lowest compensation—termed damage for overstaying—would be Rs 63,500 in the first month for the type V flat, the smallest government accommodation in Lutyens’ Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
The lowest compensation—termed damage for overstaying—would be Rs 63,500 in the first month for the type V flat, the smallest government accommodation in Lutyens’ Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Penalties for ex-RS MPs overstaying in bungalows

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 11:06 AM IST
The move comes a year after Parliament cleared a legislation—Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019-- for speedy eviction of unauthorised occupants of government accommodation.
Chief minister Hemant Soren meets family members of those killed allegedly by Pathalgadi movement supporters, in West Shingbhum district of Jharkhand on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Chief minister Hemant Soren meets family members of those killed allegedly by Pathalgadi movement supporters, in West Shingbhum district of Jharkhand on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Jharkhand murders expose fault lines in tribal village line

Hindustan times, Jharkhand | By Debashish Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Officials said additional forces were deployed to prevent further escalation in violence amid strong sentiments for and against the movement, through which several villages in the region have declared self-governance.
The Uttar Pradesh government would ensure Rs 6,000 annual allowance for victims of the banned practice of instant triple talaq, besides providing the needy ones among them with housing facility and the means to earn their livelihood.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The Uttar Pradesh government would ensure Rs 6,000 annual allowance for victims of the banned practice of instant triple talaq, besides providing the needy ones among them with housing facility and the means to earn their livelihood.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

UP government to provide free legal aid, Rs 6,000 annual allowance to triple talaq victims

Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 10:50 PM IST
In a first-of-its-kind interaction with triple talaq victims in Lucknow, the CM said that the government was ready to support all women -- whether Hindu or Muslim.
The employees went on a strike after a new contractor was hired by the government.(HT image)
The employees went on a strike after a new contractor was hired by the government.(HT image)

CATS employees call off ambulance strike after 75 days

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 04:41 AM IST
The employees went on a strike after a new contractor was hired by the government. They demanded they be inducted into government services, be given proper benefits, and paid all the dues.
The new services that will be added involve 10 departments, including labour, SC/ST welfare, tourism, drugs control, higher education, transport and food, and supplies departments.(HT Photo)
The new services that will be added involve 10 departments, including labour, SC/ST welfare, tourism, drugs control, higher education, transport and food, and supplies departments.(HT Photo)

Delayed by six months, Delhi’s Phase-II of Doorstep Delivery of Services to be launched on August 1

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 10:39 AM IST
With this, the second phase of the scheme, the total number of government services provided through the initiative will be 70.
Kamal Joshi was deeply engaged with his society, seeking to rid it of suffering and injustice.(Anil Joshi)
Kamal Joshi was deeply engaged with his society, seeking to rid it of suffering and injustice.(Anil Joshi)

Remembering Kamal Joshi: A hillman and a true national hero

PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2019 07:05 PM IST
Local heroes such as Kamal Joshi, who silently, self-effacingly, serve society, with no interest in fame or power or money, do not get the attention of the media. To be sure, they do not want it either. Yet it is these ‘local’ heroes who more truly embody the spirit of democracy and freedom in our Republic.
According to the list, non-performing officers, who have completed either 50 years of age or 20 years of service, will be given compulsory retirement, while others will be served show cause notice, an officer said.(HT Photo)
According to the list, non-performing officers, who have completed either 50 years of age or 20 years of service, will be given compulsory retirement, while others will be served show cause notice, an officer said.(HT Photo)

Madhya Pradesh government to forcibly retire non-performing employees

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 08:24 AM IST
Chief minister Kamal Nath on Friday asked the heads of all the departments to do a screening of the works done by all the officers and employees of their respective departments and prepare a list of underperforming and non-performing employees.
The hand pumps in the village, that used to run dry in summer, have enough water these days, said locals. “Residents had to dig borewells 25-30 feet deep, as the water supply from the water utility has been erratic.(HT Photo)
The hand pumps in the village, that used to run dry in summer, have enough water these days, said locals. “Residents had to dig borewells 25-30 feet deep, as the water supply from the water utility has been erratic.(HT Photo)

Residents of North Delhi give a thumbs up to parks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi and Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 06:38 AM IST
The park is surrounded by Jagatpur and Wazirabad villages on the one side and some newer settlements such as Baba Colony and Sangam Vihar.
The right to equality is meaningless in the absence of equitable and accessible financial growth for every citizen(REUTERS)
The right to equality is meaningless in the absence of equitable and accessible financial growth for every citizen(REUTERS)

India must correct the imbalance arising from financial exclusion

By Marko Carevic
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 06:02 PM IST
While the government is going ahead with what can do, the private sector has a significant role to play in achieving an all-round, inclusion-predicated, transformation of India
The right-based approach requires recognising that in a democracy power lies with the people. But governments have been reluctant to devolve political, financial, legal, and administrative powers to the grassroots institutions.(Hindustan Times)
The right-based approach requires recognising that in a democracy power lies with the people. But governments have been reluctant to devolve political, financial, legal, and administrative powers to the grassroots institutions.(Hindustan Times)

On rights, the Congress manifesto scores over the BJP

By Ashish Kothari
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 09:39 AM IST
The mere mention of rights could end up being a formality, especially if people are not empowered to defend them
“Politics cannot be compared with government jobs. Retirement age in government service is pre-determined. However, this cannot be done in politics because politicians are directly involved with happiness and sorrows of the common people and work for them beyond deadlines,” Mahajan said.(PTI)
“Politics cannot be compared with government jobs. Retirement age in government service is pre-determined. However, this cannot be done in politics because politicians are directly involved with happiness and sorrows of the common people and work for them beyond deadlines,” Mahajan said.(PTI)

‘No retirement age in politics,’ says Sumitra Mahajan

Indore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 10:01 PM IST
Mahajan announced on April 5 that she would not contest the Lok Sabha elections. In a letter to BJP chief Amit Shah, she wrote that she has freed the party to make its choice for Indore seat.
Amitesh Chaubey, 28, was an aspiring actor and professional mixed martial art (MMA) fighter.(HT File Photo)
Amitesh Chaubey, 28, was an aspiring actor and professional mixed martial art (MMA) fighter.(HT File Photo)

Gurugram doctor kidnapping: MMA fighter, 5 other athletes took to crime for easy money

Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 09:41 AM IST
Police said the gang was formed by Jatan in 2015 after his brother was shot dead over political rivalry in the village. Chaubey joined them in 2017.
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(cic.gov.in)

CIC directs census body to file affidavit saying it has no information about OBC caste data

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 03:48 PM IST
Several groups have been demanding caste-based census to press for their demands of proportionate representation in government services.
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal (C) displays a briefcase containing the Union budget to be presented at the Parliament today, outside his North Block office in New Delhi, Friday, 1 Feb, 2019.(PTI)
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal (C) displays a briefcase containing the Union budget to be presented at the Parliament today, outside his North Block office in New Delhi, Friday, 1 Feb, 2019.(PTI)

2019 Budget Speech: Full text of finance minister Piyush Goyal’s speech in Parliament

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 03:25 PM IST
2019 Budget Speech: Union finance minister Piyush Goyal presented the interim Budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

MP bureaucrat takes to social media after rebuke by senior, seeks transfer

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2019 10:01 PM IST
“17 years of government service, transfer in 10 districts and 19 shiftings, I was always made to feel untouchable, like a German Jew. Khan surname hounded me like a ghost.” Niyaz Ahmed tweeted.
The officers are not only tasked with GST work but also handle legacy issues in addition to audit and investigation. Besides this, the officers are also seeking appointment in Inspector cadre based on seniority basis across India.(HT PHOTO)
The officers are not only tasked with GST work but also handle legacy issues in addition to audit and investigation. Besides this, the officers are also seeking appointment in Inspector cadre based on seniority basis across India.(HT PHOTO)

Protest in Pune: Central Excise and CGST officers agitate over promotions, healthcare

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 03:12 PM IST
The officers held a lunch hour protest to highlight their long- pending demands such as five times promotion in a career span along with the higher pay grade levels and facilities of health care.
Girls also deal with pressures at home. They must balance school work with household chores; care for younger siblings; deal with parents’ who want them to drop-out of school and get married.(Getty Images)
Girls also deal with pressures at home. They must balance school work with household chores; care for younger siblings; deal with parents’ who want them to drop-out of school and get married.(Getty Images)

We must give our girls the chance to dream big

By Ashok Alexander
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 07:22 AM IST
Good steps are being taken, but in pockets. The situation calls for a concerted national campaign, like Swachh Bharat. It is time we all got involved: parents, schools, media, and donors.
South Korean marines on the seashore in Pohang, 270-kms southeast of Seoul. Twelve inventive South Korean college students deliberately made themselves overweight to dodge mandatory military service, a branch of the armed forces in Seoul said Tuesday.(Representative Image/)
South Korean marines on the seashore in Pohang, 270-kms southeast of Seoul. Twelve inventive South Korean college students deliberately made themselves overweight to dodge mandatory military service, a branch of the armed forces in Seoul said Tuesday.(Representative Image/)

S Korea students gain weight to dodge mandatory military service

Seoul | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 05:51 PM IST
An able-bodied South Korean man is required to enrol by age 28 in the military, for a minimum of 21 months. “The classmates shared tips on how to gain weight on an online chatroom,” military manpower administration said.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia at the launch of the doorstep service delivery scheme in New Delhi.(PTI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia at the launch of the doorstep service delivery scheme in New Delhi.(PTI)

Doorstep service delivery scheme in Delhi partially solves larger problem: Experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 02:11 PM IST
Under the doorstep delivery of services scheme, Delhiites can avail of up to 40 government services such as getting caste, income, domicile and marriage certificates, new water connections, driving licence, vehicle registration, scholarships and pensions.
An official said that over the next 10 months, the Naveen Patnaik government is planning to recruit 27,000  doctors, police sub-inspectors, constables, junior clerks, revenue inspectors, assistant executive engineers, junior engineers, veterinary surgeons, junior clerks and fire officers, among others.(PTI/File Photo)
An official said that over the next 10 months, the Naveen Patnaik government is planning to recruit 27,000  doctors, police sub-inspectors, constables, junior clerks, revenue inspectors, assistant executive engineers, junior engineers, veterinary surgeons, junior clerks and fire officers, among others.(PTI/File Photo)

Odisha govt to ‘disengage’ 50,000 retired employees

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 11:32 PM IST
A government source said a decision to this effect was taken last month during a meeting of secretaries of all departments. Disengagement of retired persons from government services was a logical step when largescale recruitment was on in several departments, the source added.
Smriti Irani had fought the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Amethi but had lost to Gandhi by over 1 lakh votes(PTI File Photo)
Smriti Irani had fought the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Amethi but had lost to Gandhi by over 1 lakh votes(PTI File Photo)

Village in Rahul Gandhi’s Amethi to go digital from Sept 1, thanks to Smriti Irani

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 11:13 AM IST
The village would be digitally linked to the outside world in a formal ceremony on September 1 by Irani, dubbed as Gandhi’s arch-rival, working over time to unseat him in the next Lok Sabha elections.
Once the scheme is in place, residents will be able to access around 40 government services from eight government departments from the comfort of their homes.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Once the scheme is in place, residents will be able to access around 40 government services from eight government departments from the comfort of their homes.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Delhi plans doorstep delivery of 40 key govt services such as birth, caste certificates by July

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 04:31 PM IST
The doorstep delivery will be available at a nominal fee, around Rs 50, but that is yet to be finalised.
Patients queued up outside the OPD at the Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College and Hospital in Karnal.(HT Photo)
Patients queued up outside the OPD at the Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College and Hospital in Karnal.(HT Photo)

Low salary, incentives keep doctors away from joining Karnal’s medical college

Hindustan Times, Karnal | By Neeraj Mohan, Karnal
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 10:31 AM IST
Hospital sees daily footfall of 2,200 as it caters to many adjoining dists, neighbouring states.
The cloud storage or online data base will be maintained by the central government.(HT File Photo)
The cloud storage or online data base will be maintained by the central government.(HT File Photo)

Uttarakhand to launch digital locker scheme to check graft

Hindustan Times | By Deep Joshi, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2018 10:09 PM IST
Aiming to check corruption in government services, Uttarakhand has decided to facilitate people to open digital locker accounts to store soft copies of their documents like educational and birth certificates
Thanks to the political commitment to immunisation with initiatives like Mission Indradhanush and support from my organisation, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, immunisation coverage in India has been steadily increasing(Reuters)
Thanks to the political commitment to immunisation with initiatives like Mission Indradhanush and support from my organisation, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, immunisation coverage in India has been steadily increasing(Reuters)

India can lead the way to deliver health for all

By Seth Berkley
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2018 12:43 PM IST
Digital identity technologies, like the Aadhaar biometric system, have to potential to change the lives of tens of thousands of children under the healthcare radar, by improving their access to immunisation
According to minister of state for minority department Dilip Kamble, the funds for the commissionerate will be drawn from the annual Rs 350 crore corpus of the minorities department and the new set up will be ready in the next two months.(HT PHOTO)
According to minister of state for minority department Dilip Kamble, the funds for the commissionerate will be drawn from the annual Rs 350 crore corpus of the minorities department and the new set up will be ready in the next two months.(HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra govt to set up minorities commissionerate: minister Kamble

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 02:48 PM IST
The Maharashtra minorities commissionerate will be headed by minorities commissioner of IAS rank officer and will have under its wings Maulana Azad Minorities Financial Development Corporation (MAMFDC), Maharashtra State Board of Wakfs, Maharashtra State Haj Committee, Maharashtra State Urdu Academy and Maharashtra State Minorities Commission. 
As per the recent government decision, candidates getting admission to state-run medical colleges will have to fill a bond for two-year mandatory service at a government medical institution.(Representative image)
As per the recent government decision, candidates getting admission to state-run medical colleges will have to fill a bond for two-year mandatory service at a government medical institution.(Representative image)

Skipping 2 years’ government service to cost medical passouts heavily

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Gaurav Saigal, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2018 03:16 PM IST
Skipping the new and mandatory clause of serving government hospitals or medical colleges for two years can cost medical passouts heavily in Uttar Pradesh – up to Rs 1 crore.
BharatNet, launched in 2012, is aimed at promoting e-governance by delivering government services related to health and education , skills training and so on, to the rural poor. Until December 2017, only 100,000 gram panchayats had been connected through optic fibre cable under Phase I of the project . The total project cost is Rs 45,000 crore.(Representational Photo)
BharatNet, launched in 2012, is aimed at promoting e-governance by delivering government services related to health and education , skills training and so on, to the rural poor. Until December 2017, only 100,000 gram panchayats had been connected through optic fibre cable under Phase I of the project . The total project cost is Rs 45,000 crore.(Representational Photo)

Govt’s optical fibre cable project BharatNet entangled in turf war

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 07:30 AM IST
The BharatNet project has got entangled in Right of Way issues between the DoT and the ministry of road transport and highways. The roads ministry has denied permission to DoT to lay cable within highways RoW until the department pays the license fee.
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