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Rajnath Singh hits out at INDIA bloc on last day of Lucknow campaign

Rajnath Singh listed several welfare schemes run by the Modi government for the poor and needy, including the Ayushman Bharat Yojna..

Defence minister Rajnath Singh offers prayers at an ashram in Lucknow on the last day of the fifth phase campaign on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2024 05:28 AM IST
By, Lucknow

PM sets ‘125-day target’ for new govt; Oppn sticks to ‘will ban quota’ rhetoric

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during an interview on Thursday that he is seeking ideas from the youth of India for his development agenda

A BJP supporter at a roadshow of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI Photo)
Published on May 17, 2024 08:14 AM IST

Raghuram G Rajan - “Everyone should have a chance to succeed”

The former RBI Governor Raghuram G Rajan and economist Rohit Lamba spoke about their book at the Kolkata Literary Meet earlier this year

Rohit Lamba (L) and Raghuram G Rajan at the Kolkata Literary Meet (Kolkata Literary Meet)
Published on May 16, 2024 08:07 PM IST

Argentine economy chief praises fourth-straight month of fiscal surplus

ARGENTINA-ECONOMY/CAPUTO (UPDATE 2):UPDATE 2-Argentine economy chief praises fourth-straight month of fiscal surplus

Argentine economy chief praises fourth-straight month of fiscal surplus
Published on May 16, 2024 08:15 AM IST
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HT interview | Even Opposition is saying... abki baar 400 paar: Anurag Thakur

Union minister Anurag Thakur speaks to HT on a range of topics, including the political turmoil that hit the hill state earlier this year.

Union minister Anurag Thakur. (PTI)
Updated on May 13, 2024 07:08 AM IST

HT interview: Did not need populist measures going into polls, says PM Modi

PM Modi highlights government achievements in last 10 years, focusing on economic growth, infrastructure development, and poverty alleviation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government liberated the country from legacy issues (PMO Photo)
Updated on May 12, 2024 11:38 AM IST

Modi targets Patnaik in his Odisha home turf

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a fresh attack on Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik, accusing him of “outsourcing” the entire government, and said the state’s development remains stunted as the government does not trust the people’s capabilities.

Balangir, May 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for the Odisha Assembly and Lok Sabha elections, in Balangir on Saturday. (ANI Photo) (BJP)
Updated on May 12, 2024 06:38 AM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

Govt plans to build onion buffer as prices fluctuate

The Union government has started procuring onions from farmers at market rates to build an emergency buffer of 500,000 tonne for 2024-25 to boost supplies if prices spike

The developments comes after India lifts up the five-month-long ban on export of onions. (HT Archive)
Updated on May 12, 2024 06:28 AM IST

'What is stopping govt from cancelling Revanna's passport?': Jairam Ramesh

Congress seeks cancellation of Prajwal Revanna's diplomatic passport over sexual abuse allegations.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh (ANI file )
Published on May 11, 2024 02:15 PM IST
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All eyes on SC ruling on Arvind Kejriwal; Rahul Gandhi sets August 15 deadline for jobs

The Congress deadline stems from the previous experience of announcing cut-off dates for rolling out sops in Karnataka and Telangana

Sunita Kejriwal, wife of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, greets people during a roadshow in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
Published on May 10, 2024 09:12 AM IST

Haryana political crisis: Opposition pushes for floor test, BJP says it’s ready

Former deputy CM Dushyant Chautala wrote that it was evident that the incumbent government no longer commanded a majority in the legislative assembly.

Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda addresses a press conference, in Bhiwani on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on May 10, 2024 04:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Won floor test once, will do again, says Nayab Saini after JJP writes to governor

Nayab Singh Saini’s statement came hours after Dushyant Chautala declared that he has already written to the governor to seek a floor test

Chief Minister of Haryana Nayab Singh Saini (PTI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 09, 2024 03:50 PM IST

Pakistan's PSO proposes swapping debt for stake in public sector companies

PAKISTAN-ECONOMY/OIL (URGENT, EXCLUSIVE, PIX):EXCLUSIVE-Pakistan's PSO proposes swapping debt for stake in public sector companies

Pakistan's PSO proposes swapping debt for stake in public sector companies
Updated on May 09, 2024 01:41 PM IST
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Election In Pincodes: Caste and welfare cocktail, with a southern flavour

HT looks at some key constituencies across the country that encapsulate the issues shaping the ongoing Lok Sabha electoral contest.

A volunteer collects data during the caste survey. (HT photo)
Updated on May 09, 2024 12:51 AM IST

Khadoor Sahib LS seat: Amritpal’s supporters portray him as ‘anti-drug crusader’

Supporters in Khadoor Sahib campaigning for Amritpal Singh's release from jail, highlighting his anti-drug crusade. His parents and activists are rallying for his cause in the Lok Sabha elections.

Tarsem Singh, father of Amritpal Singh, along with Paramjit Kaur Khalra, during a poll campaign in Patti. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on May 09, 2024 08:02 AM IST
By, Sultanpur Lodhi/patti

Poll shadow over onions

Adhocism in agricultural policies hurts farmers. In an inflation-sensitive economy, farmers need to voice their concerns in political terms

Unless farmers as a class, across crops and regions, accept reforms and also demand a fair deal from the government, things won’t change.
Published on May 05, 2024 11:02 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

India lifts export ban on onion, imposes MEP

The country’s ban had driven up prices of the vegetable for global buyers, from the Middle East to Bangladesh.

India imposed a minimum export price (MEP) of $550 per tonne plus 40% tariff on outbound onion shipments. (AFP)
Updated on May 05, 2024 03:08 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Govt may focus on stricter compliance to boost corporate income-tax

Government to focus on boosting corporate income-tax collections using data analytics and AI tools to meet challenging 2024-25 target of ₹10.43 lakh crore.

Govt may focus on stricter compliance to boost corporate income-tax
Updated on May 01, 2024 05:44 AM IST
ByRajeev Jayaswal

Govt begins work on staving off climate crisis farm impact

The government has constituted two scientific panels to assemble an advanced countrywide agricultural weather information system and introduce tech-enabled assessment of crop yields to ward off the impacts of extreme weather linked to climate change

The committees comprise multidisciplinary experts and representation from several states. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 29, 2024 05:42 AM IST
By, New Delhi

My govt moving on mantra of respect for all: Sukhu

The Himachal Pradesh chief minister said in just one and a half years, the state government has fulfilled five out of 10 major election guarantees

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said his government had equal status to sons by amending the Land Ceiling Act. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 28, 2024 05:52 AM IST
By, Shimla

Sharad Pawar criticizes govt’s decision on onion export ban

NCP's Sharad Pawar criticizes PM Modi govt for allowing white onion export from Gujarat. BJP's Fadnavis welcomes decision, says it will help Maharashtra farmers.

Now, only white onion can be exported. The ratio of white onion in overall production is only 20 per cent, he said. (HT FILE)
Updated on Apr 28, 2024 05:22 AM IST

Teach govt a lesson with power of vote: Akash Anand

“People angry with the government or feel that injustice has been done to them under the present government...should use their power to vote and uproot the unjust government,” he said.

Akash Anand being welcomed to the stage of a public meeting in Kaushambi on Friday (HT)
Updated on Apr 27, 2024 07:24 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Kejriwal continuing as CM after arrest prioritises political interest: Delhi HC

Delhi HC's comments came following the government counsel's statement over the non-supply of books to the children studying in MCD schools.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 11:05 PM IST

Akash Anand assails BJP over paper leaks, says it is time to teach a lesson

Recruitment in government jobs was getting cancelled due to paper leaks and youths were forced to wander unemployed. Now the time had come to teach a lesson to those who did this, said Anand .

Akash was addressing a public meeting organized in May Kharagpur of Lalganj Lok Sabha constituency of Azamgarh on Thursday in support of BSP candidate Indu Chaudhary. (HT FILE)
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 08:38 AM IST

Sukhbir Badal hits out at AAP govt in Punjab for tardy lifting of wheat grains

Sukhbir, who visited the Mahuana and Malout grain markets in Muktsar district, said that farmers are already struggling due to the non-payment of compensation for crop damage caused by hailstorms and now they are facing difficulties in procurement

Sukhbir Badal, who visited the Mahuana and Malout grain markets in Muktsar district, said that farmers are already struggling due to the non-payment of compensation for crop damage caused by hailstorms and now they are facing difficulties in procurement. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 08:02 AM IST
By, Bathinda

Spanish PM Sanchez suspends public duties after wife accused of corruption

Manos Limpias has accused Gomez of receiving favours from airline Air Europa and its Spanish holding company Globalia

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and his wife Maria Begona Gomez Fernandez (REUTERS)
Published on Apr 25, 2024 06:41 AM IST
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Avoid ban on exports, tap farm opportunity

Raising farm exports needs concerted efforts in multiple fields and there is no room for half-measures.

Agri-exports in the April-February 2023-24 period fell by just under 9% over the corresponding period in 2022-23 (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 09:12 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Govt aims to grab 10% agri exports market

India’s rice exports in 2023-24 fall by 6.5% to $10.41 billion in the year to March compared to $11.14 billion in the preceding financial year

Centre is preparing a five-year action plan to grab 10% of the $405 billion exports market of 20 farm produce (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 24, 2024 09:02 AM IST
ByRajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi

Mobile spectrum to continue being auctioned: Minister

Union communications minister clarified that spectrum allocation will continue to follow auction process as per Telecommunications Act 2023, not seeking modification of 2G judgment.

Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
Updated on Apr 24, 2024 08:58 AM IST

Forced to leave India, alleges Australian journalist. Not true, govt rebuts her

ABC said YouTube blocked access in India to an episode of its news series Foreign Correspondent on Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s killing on New Delhi’s orders.

Avani Dias said in a post on X that she was told that her visa extension request would be denied allegedly because her reporting on the Nijjar killing crossed a line (Instagram/avanidias)
Updated on Apr 23, 2024 07:29 PM IST
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