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Govt’s decision to not hold board exams till Feb 2021 has brought clarity: Delhi school principals

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 07:59 PM IST
Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ had on Tuesday ruled out conducting board examinations for classes 10 and 12 till February next year in view of the COVID-19 situation.
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar was to address the chintan shivir (conclave) on governance that was scheduled to be held in Chandigarh from Tuesday.(HT file photo)
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar was to address the chintan shivir (conclave) on governance that was scheduled to be held in Chandigarh from Tuesday.(HT file photo)

Haryana’s BJP-led govt cancels chintan shivir amid farmers’ protest

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:34 PM IST
The conclave on governance issues was initially a three-day affair from Tuesday but was planned to be extended for another four days.
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will address the(HT file photo)
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will address the(HT file photo)

Haryana’s BJP-led govt to hold three-day chintan shivir from December 15

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 02:58 PM IST
This year’s conclave, which will be a scaled down version of the 2017 meet held at a Himachal resort, is being organised at Haryana Niwas in Chandigarh.
The scene of the blast at Lalru on Friday.(HT Photo)
The scene of the blast at Lalru on Friday.(HT Photo)

Lalru dhaba blast: No action by govt despite complaints earlier, say oil companies

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 11:41 PM IST
Thefts stop when dhabas are raided after complaints to authorities, but the problem starts again soon, says a senior official of Indian Oil Corporation Limited
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Shimla records highest Covid deaths, govt anticipates rise in cases in winter

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 12:23 AM IST
Till date, Shimla has recorded 64 deaths, , its fatality rate is almost 3%
Students after taking JEE exam in Patna, Bihar. (Santosh Kumar/HT File Photo )
Students after taking JEE exam in Patna, Bihar. (Santosh Kumar/HT File Photo )

Maharashtra govt to postpone MPSC exam scheduled on Oct 11

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 07:52 PM IST
The decision to reschedule the MPSC exam was taken following a second round of meeting with various Maratha organisations.
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CPIM urges govt to take steps to address mental health crisis

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 12:02 AM IST
CPIM state secretariat member Kuldip Singh Tanwar said without proper physiological support at hospitals and covid care centres patients, attendants, non-covid patients and healthcare workers are becoming victim of stress and anxiety.
Anil Deshmukh(ANI)
Anil Deshmukh(ANI)

Can’t speak about certain things in public: Deshmukh on IPS officials trying to topple govt

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 05:51 PM IST
Deshmukh was in the city on Sunday, interacting with reporters on various issues
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) under the DoP collected the critical information from drug manufacturers that was used in decision making to ensure drug availability, Gowda said.(ANI)
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) under the DoP collected the critical information from drug manufacturers that was used in decision making to ensure drug availability, Gowda said.(ANI)

Covid-19: Various measures taken to ensure availability of essential drugs, says govt

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 05:10 PM IST
Giving details of the measures taken by the government, Gowda said a ‘control room’ has been set up with a helpline number and “issues like non-availability of medicines, masks, gloves, hand sanitisers etc”, and price violation in the case of these essential items were resolved promptly.
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Govt committed to procure crops on MSP: Khattar assures farmers

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Holding a virtual briefing, Khattar said the Opposition was misleading farmers about the three agriculture related bills introduced by the Central government in the Lok Sabha.
Farmers at the lalkar rally at Barnala’s grain market on Monday.
Farmers at the lalkar rally at Barnala’s grain market on Monday.

Farmers remind govt of promise to double their income, hold lalkar rallies in 5 Punjab districts

Hindustan Times, Barnala | By HT Correspondent, Barnala
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 05:05 PM IST
Symbolic now, but farmer cadre asked to prepare for September 16 action, when rail or other places could be blocked, said Jagmohan Singh, general secretary of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Dakaunda)
Hotels in Himachal Pradesh are set to resume operations in October and the state government has Covid-19 curbs to revive the tourism and hospitality sectors.(HT file photo)
Hotels in Himachal Pradesh are set to resume operations in October and the state government has Covid-19 curbs to revive the tourism and hospitality sectors.(HT file photo)

Bar owners seek Himachal govt’s help to revive business

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Say bars should not be on the list of prohibited activities as the retail sale of liquor was one of the first activities to be unlocked in all states
The Cabinet Committee on Security is expected to clear a US 2 billion acquisition of 2 PHALCON AWACS.
The Cabinet Committee on Security is expected to clear a US 2 billion acquisition of 2 PHALCON AWACS.

Govt to clear $2 billion deal for Israeli-made AWACS amid stand-off with China

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Work has begun to build a road over the glaciated Saser La to link up Daulat Beg Oldie with Sansoma and acquire 200 tactical drones for the army’s battalion commanders
HP police chief Sanjay Kundu has prioritised safety of women and children in the state.(Shutterstock)
HP police chief Sanjay Kundu has prioritised safety of women and children in the state.(Shutterstock)

HP police ask govt to sack teachers involved in POCSO cases

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 04:50 PM IST
According to government data, about nine teachers involved in POCSO cases in various schools across the state had been suspended in 2019.
The government had budgeted Rs 60,000 crore as dividends from RBI and state-run banks and financial institutions, according to the Union Budget 2020-21.
The government had budgeted Rs 60,000 crore as dividends from RBI and state-run banks and financial institutions, according to the Union Budget 2020-21.

RBI okays Rs 57,128-crore dividend to govt

Mumbai | By Gopika Gopakumar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 02:48 AM IST
The board also approved the Annual Report and accounts of RBI for the year 2019-20, said the central bank in its notification.
Doping, conceptual illustration.(Getty Images/Science Photo Libra)
Doping, conceptual illustration.(Getty Images/Science Photo Libra)

Govt to constitute National Compliance Platform against Doping in Sport

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 07:02 PM IST
The panel will have Indian Olympic Association President and National Anti-Doping Agency Director General as its members. The NADA DG will be the member secretary of the 10-member panel.
The move comes ahead of the Bihar elections. The coronavirus pandemic has brought political activities to a juddering halt.(File photo for representation)
The move comes ahead of the Bihar elections. The coronavirus pandemic has brought political activities to a juddering halt.(File photo for representation)

Govt extends postal ballot facility to those over 65 and Covid-19 patients in big change in voting rules

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 07:05 PM IST
Earlier, casting votes through postal ballots was available only to armed forces and officials assigned poll duties.
Currently, masks and hand sanitizers have been declared as essential items till June. Its prices are fixed by the government.. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Currently, masks and hand sanitizers have been declared as essential items till June. Its prices are fixed by the government.. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Govt relaxes manufacturing norms for PPE makers

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 02:15 PM IST
BIS is a national standards body that functions under the Consumer Affairs Ministry. It has framed more than 25,000 quality standards for different products/services.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

OBC quota in medical seats only in central institutions: Govt informs HC

Chennai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2020 01:15 PM IST
Since 1986, OBC medical aspirants were being accommodated in AIQ seats in central institutions only, and not in all state government colleges, it said.
The Punjab education department is making efforts to acknowledge the efforts of primary teachers and school staff to get more students to school.(HT Photo/For representation only)
The Punjab education department is making efforts to acknowledge the efforts of primary teachers and school staff to get more students to school.(HT Photo/For representation only)

Govt primary school heads lauded for increased enrolment

UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 08:52 PM IST
The letters, sent on WhatsApp groups, by Punjab education secretary Krishan Kumar, state that the work done by the school head and staff is an inspiration for others in the state’s government schools.
Representational image.(Unsplash)
Representational image.(Unsplash)

Govt to conduct skill mapping of citizens returning from overseas

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2020 08:37 PM IST
SWADES (Skilled Workers Arrival Database for Employment Support) is aimed at making the best of skilled workforce returning to the country due to the ongoing pandemic. 
MHA’s announcement comes close on the heels of the country widening its expatriates’ extraction programme called Vande Bharat Mission to the third phase.(HT Archives)
MHA’s announcement comes close on the heels of the country widening its expatriates’ extraction programme called Vande Bharat Mission to the third phase.(HT Archives)

Govt allows certain categories of OCI card holders stranded abroad to travel to India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 05:12 PM IST
The home ministry order partially resolves issues raised by hundreds of thousands of people whose visas were suspended following imposition of restrictions on international travel in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

Class 10 exams: Telangana HC asks govt for corona situation report on June 4

Hyderabad | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2020 05:43 PM IST
A division bench of Justice MS Ramachandra Rao and Justice K Lakshman also suggested that the government take all precautions for the safety of the students and not to conduct the examinations if serious situation prevails at that time.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(Hindustan Times File)
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(Hindustan Times File)

Govt launches ‘Manodarpan’ to provide psychological support to students, teachers

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Nandini
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 09:49 AM IST
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday launched Manodarpan, an initiative to provide psychological support and counselling to students, teachers and families for mental health and emotional well-being.
So far, at least 293 health care workers — doctors, nurses, technicians, ambulance staff, sanitation workers, and hospital security — in the city have tested positive for Covid-19.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
So far, at least 293 health care workers — doctors, nurses, technicians, ambulance staff, sanitation workers, and hospital security — in the city have tested positive for Covid-19.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Govt takes back order seeking explanation from infected health care staff

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 02:47 AM IST
This was done as medical directors of non-Covid hospitals were “indiscriminately” sending doctors, nurses, paramedics and other staff members to quarantine either at hotels or their homes for 14 days, leading to a shortage of staff, according to the order.
In a letter to I&B secretary Amit Khare, INS president Shailesh Gupta has sought the creation of a level playing field for the Indian media organizations vis-a-vis foreign platforms operating beyond the law. (Representative Image)(Getty Images)
In a letter to I&B secretary Amit Khare, INS president Shailesh Gupta has sought the creation of a level playing field for the Indian media organizations vis-a-vis foreign platforms operating beyond the law. (Representative Image)(Getty Images)

Digital platforms cornering ad revenue from news, govt told

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 01:09 AM IST
The body and a grouping of radio operators have separately written to the government highlighting the financial crisis their members are facing and sought a support package.
The construction activities on individual land are mostly for building houses for the poor under PMAY(G).(Bloomberg photo)
The construction activities on individual land are mostly for building houses for the poor under PMAY(G).(Bloomberg photo)

Govt leverages MGNREGS to strengthen rural infrastructure

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 04:58 AM IST
Just two types of activities—construction (on individual land) and sanitation works—are earmarked for 69% of the total work under MGNREGS for this financial year, government data has shown.
According to the health ministry guidelines for non-Covid hospitals where a positive Covid-19 patient is identified, local health authorities need to be immediately informed, followed by disinfection procedures at the affected areas.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
According to the health ministry guidelines for non-Covid hospitals where a positive Covid-19 patient is identified, local health authorities need to be immediately informed, followed by disinfection procedures at the affected areas.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

No need to seal office if employee tests positive: Govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 12:13 AM IST
The advisory is significant as more business activity starts and as companies and factories contemplate a return to some sort of normalcy after May 3 when the current phase of the lockdown ends.
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Unable to pay salaries, Panchkula schools call for govt to review mandate on fees

Hindustan Times, | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2020 10:23 PM IST
Panchkula Public Schools Association has said that schools had made all efforts to conduct online classes for students, but they should not be made to bear unsustainable losses
The two officials, who both requested anonymity, said the government had “summarily” dismissed the suggestions which it judged as ill-conceived.(File photo for representation)
The two officials, who both requested anonymity, said the government had “summarily” dismissed the suggestions which it judged as ill-conceived.(File photo for representation)

IRS officers pitch 40% tax rate plus Covid relief cess, under probe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 12:27 AM IST
The suggestions were made in a report titled Fiscal Options & Response to Covid-19 Epidemic (FORCE) and released to the media on the IRS Association’s Twitter handle and website.
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