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Chandigarh’s new mayor Ravi Kant Sharma (centre) senior deputy mayor Maheshinder Singh Sidhu and deputy mayor Farmila after their election at the municipal corporation office on Friday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

BJP’s Ravi Kant Sharma is new Chandigarh mayor

By Munieshwer A Sagar | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 11:00 PM IST
Of the 24 votes polled, Sharma got 17, while Devinder Singh Babla of the Congress could muster only five votes. Two votes were declared invalid.
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Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Mayors and others stage a protest outside Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Mayors and others stage a protest outside Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence, in New Delhi.(PTI)

BJP workers vandalised CCTV cameras outside CM’s house: AAP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:54 AM IST
A senior police officer said that some new CCTV cameras were being installed at the wall outside the CM’s residence.
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Police deployed outside the residence of Delhi ministers Gopal Rai and Satyendar Jain on Friday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Police deployed outside the residence of Delhi ministers Gopal Rai and Satyendar Jain on Friday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

BJP protests outside houses of ministers, meets L-G over funds

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 02:57 AM IST
BJP workers also held demonstrations outside the residences of Delhi ministers Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gahlot, Rajender Pal Gautam and Imran Hussain.
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BJP workers stage a protest outside Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia’s residence, in New Delhi(PTI Photo)
BJP workers stage a protest outside Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia’s residence, in New Delhi(PTI Photo)

Protesters barge into Sisodia’s house, act caught on camera

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 04:34 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party denied the charge, saying its workers were peacefully protesting against alleged comments by an AAP leader the previous day against municipal corporation mayors.
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Union minister Joshi said, “It is expected that this new building will be completed before Winter Session 2022, with its full grandeur as “har Bhartiya ka swabhiman” epitomising “Ek bharat shreshtha Bharat”.(SOURCED)
Union minister Joshi said, “It is expected that this new building will be completed before Winter Session 2022, with its full grandeur as “har Bhartiya ka swabhiman” epitomising “Ek bharat shreshtha Bharat”.(SOURCED)

New Parliament complex will cater to future needs

By Pralhad Joshi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 02:22 AM IST
Since long, there has been a need for addressing severe structural constraints of the existing Parliament House building, more vividly realised during the last Monsoon Session of Parliament held in the shadow of Covid-19 pandemic.
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Delhi police personnel on patrol outside CM Arvind Kejriwal’s residence at Flag Staff Road in New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Delhi police personnel on patrol outside CM Arvind Kejriwal’s residence at Flag Staff Road in New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Gate to CM’s house blocked, claims AAP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 06:48 AM IST
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NCP president Sharad Pawar(HT PHOTO)
NCP president Sharad Pawar(HT PHOTO)

‘Haste’: Pawar underlines why govt is facing outrage from farmers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 06:25 PM IST
NCP chief said he fears that farmers from all over the country will support them if the situation is not resolved quickly.
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The two bills will now go through a reconciliation process to iron out the differences in the House and Senate versions, and a combined legislation must pass both chambers again before being sent to the White House for the president’s signature and enactment.(AP file)
The two bills will now go through a reconciliation process to iron out the differences in the House and Senate versions, and a combined legislation must pass both chambers again before being sent to the White House for the president’s signature and enactment.(AP file)

US Senate passes bill to raise country cap on Green Cards, Indians may benefit

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 11:25 PM IST
The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act was passed on Wednesday by unanimous consent. The House of Representatives had passed its own version of the legislation in 2019.
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Dadri Independent MLA Sombir Sangwan addressing a gathering of the Sangwan Khap on Monday where he announced his decision to quit the post of Haryana Livestock Development Board chairman.(HT Photo)
Dadri Independent MLA Sombir Sangwan addressing a gathering of the Sangwan Khap on Monday where he announced his decision to quit the post of Haryana Livestock Development Board chairman.(HT Photo)

In solidarity with farmers, Independent MLA Sombir Sangwan withdraws support to Haryana’s BJP-led coalition govt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 01:21 PM IST
During a meeting of the Sangwan Khap at Dadri on Monday, the MLA had announced that he had quit as the Haryana Livestock Development Board chairman to extend support to agitating farmers.
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Nida Mahmood shot exclusively for HT Brunch in her Delhi home; Make-up & hair: Anuj Dogra(Tushar Bhardwaj)
Nida Mahmood shot exclusively for HT Brunch in her Delhi home; Make-up & hair: Anuj Dogra(Tushar Bhardwaj)

“My cat decides most things in my house,” says designer Nida Mahmood

By Lubna Salim | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 08:26 AM IST
The fashion designer gets candid about her cat Mr Toffee Tinkerbell, her bedtimes rituals and growing up dreaming of shoes
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The term of the last Panjab University senate expired on October 31.(HT Photo)
The term of the last Panjab University senate expired on October 31.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Can Panjab University function without a senate?

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 11:59 PM IST
With the Covid-19 pandemic hitting education systems especially hard, PU authorities will find it tough to take key decisions on restarting classes and hostels without the senate
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The existing circular building, completed in 1927, is most famous for its 144 columns but it too has some recognisable Indian touches.(REUTERS)
The existing circular building, completed in 1927, is most famous for its 144 columns but it too has some recognisable Indian touches.(REUTERS)

Lotus, peacock motifs to adorn new Parliament building

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 04:18 AM IST
The current Parliament building is inadequate to allow for any expansion in the size of the houses — an exercise that is expected to begin around 2025-26 so as to make the houses more representative.
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Farmers protesting against the Centre’s farm laws on rail tracks in Amritsar. The Haryana assembly was adjourned for half an hour soon after chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar moved the resolution on Friday, welcoming the farm laws but this did not go down well with the Congress. Its members didn’t let the House function or hold a debate.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Farmers protesting against the Centre’s farm laws on rail tracks in Amritsar. The Haryana assembly was adjourned for half an hour soon after chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar moved the resolution on Friday, welcoming the farm laws but this did not go down well with the Congress. Its members didn’t let the House function or hold a debate.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Logjam in Haryana assembly over resolution thanking Centre for farm laws

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Soon after chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar moved the resolution, the Congress MLAs stalled proceedings and demanded voting before a discussion
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Congress stages walkout over short duration of Haryana assembly

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 12:35 AM IST
Trouble started after speaker Gian Chand Gupta introduced the business advisory committee (BAC) report that approved wrapping the session in two days
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Haryana assembly: House pays homage to departed leaders, soldiers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 12:33 AM IST
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Aly Goni and Jasmin Bhasin are known to be good friends.
Aly Goni and Jasmin Bhasin are known to be good friends.

Jasmin Bhasin’s ‘good friend’ Aly Goni is all set to enter Bigg Boss 14 house: report

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 11:20 AM IST
Model Aly Goni, who has been closely following the developments inside the Bigg Boss 14 house and is known for his unflinching support for ‘good friend’ Jasmin Bhasin, will reportedly enter the house in November.
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Kareena Kapoor says Saif Ali Khan had a relaxed reaction to news of her second pregnancy.
Kareena Kapoor says Saif Ali Khan had a relaxed reaction to news of her second pregnancy.

Kareena Kapoor on Saif’s reaction when she told him about 2nd pregnancy: ‘Unfortunately, there is nothing filmy in my house’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 08:49 AM IST
Kareena Kapoor ‘unfortunately’ did not get a filmy response when she told husband Saif Ali Khan that she was pregnant with their second child. The couple has one son together -- Taimur.
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Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh tabled the Bills soon after the Vidhan Sabha assembled for the second day of the special session convened to counter the Centre’s farm laws on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh tabled the Bills soon after the Vidhan Sabha assembled for the second day of the special session convened to counter the Centre’s farm laws on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM presents draft resolution rejecting farm laws, urges Centre to make MSP statutory

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 11:58 AM IST
As soon as the House assembled on the second day of the special assembly session, the chief minister introduced the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment Bill, 2020; the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2020.
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The Punjab cabinet has authorised chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to introduce a Bill to counter the Centre’s farm laws amid the protests by farmers in the state.(HT Photo)
The Punjab cabinet has authorised chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to introduce a Bill to counter the Centre’s farm laws amid the protests by farmers in the state.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM to introduce Bill to counter Centre’s farm laws on Tuesday as special assembly session begins

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 01:19 PM IST
House adjourned for the day even as opposition AAP, Shiromani Akali Dal demand copies of Bills to be tabled in the session
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The ordinance provides 75% of new employment to local candidates for jobs having salary of less than Rs 50,000 per month in privately managed companies, societies, trusts, limited liability partnership firms, partnership firms, situated in Haryana.(Representational photo)
The ordinance provides 75% of new employment to local candidates for jobs having salary of less than Rs 50,000 per month in privately managed companies, societies, trusts, limited liability partnership firms, partnership firms, situated in Haryana.(Representational photo)

Haryana cabinet withdraws ordinance on private job quota

By Hitender Rao | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 11:39 AM IST
The BJP-JJP coalition government intends to replace it with a replica bill in the state assembly
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Illegal vending sites have grown over the years in Mohali.(HT Photo.)
Illegal vending sites have grown over the years in Mohali.(HT Photo.)

GMADA approves 14 vending sites in Mohali

By Hillary Victor, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:13 PM IST
MC commissioner Kamal Kumar Garg said after GMADA identified the sites the civic body had appointed officers to check if these could be used and submit a report after before allocation began
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Security tightened near the houses of deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala and power minister Ranjit Chautala in Sirsa on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Security tightened near the houses of deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala and power minister Ranjit Chautala in Sirsa on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Security up outside Dushyant, Ranjit Chautala’s houses in Sirsa after farmers call for gherao

By Sunil Rahar | Hindustan Times, Rohtak
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 11:32 AM IST
Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav, Independent Meham MLA Balraj Kundu, BKU Haryana chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni will also take part in the protest against them for supporting the Centre’s farm laws
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Anurag Kashyap and Saiyami worked together in Choked.
Anurag Kashyap and Saiyami worked together in Choked.

Saiyami Kher shares note on Anurag Kashyap, says he asked her to come to his house, assured her his parents will be there

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 06:33 PM IST
Saiyami Kher has reshared a note for filmmaker Anurag Kashyap that she wrote during Choked’s release. It shows Saiyami praising the filmmaker for making her comfortable when they began working together on Choked.
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Author Susanna Clarke(Courtesy Bloomsbury)
Author Susanna Clarke(Courtesy Bloomsbury)

“This critique of progress was something I borrowed from CS Lewis” - Susanna Clarke

By HT Team | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:24 PM IST
Susanna Clarke talks about her new novel Piranesi, of how her illness curtailed her life and how the lockdown unexpectedly opened it up
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Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressing the house during the Himachal monsoon session on Friday,(HT Photo)
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressing the house during the Himachal monsoon session on Friday,(HT Photo)

Himachal legislators’ area development fund restored

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 12:59 AM IST
“On April 7, the state government had decided to suspend the MLALAD fund for two years because of shortfall in revenue income and other receipts
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh speaks in Rajya Sabha on Thursday.(PTI)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh speaks in Rajya Sabha on Thursday.(PTI)

No one can stop Army from patrolling: Rajnath to Rajya Sabha on China row

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 01:53 PM IST
Singh said the recent action of the Chinese forces of amassing troops reflects a disregard for bilateral pacts, adding that the Indian forces were capable of dealing with any challenge
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Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri along with fellow Congress MLAs staging a sit-in protest outside the room of Vidhan Sabha speaker on Tuesday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri along with fellow Congress MLAs staging a sit-in protest outside the room of Vidhan Sabha speaker on Tuesday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)

Monsoon session: Furore in HP Assembly over benami land deals

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 01:44 AM IST
The Opposition staged a walk out over the government’s alleged unwillingness to discuss the issue, the discussion of which they had sought under Rule 67
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Leader of opposition Mukesh Agnihotri along and other Congress MLAs staging a walkout from the House on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Leader of opposition Mukesh Agnihotri along and other Congress MLAs staging a walkout from the House on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)

Himachal monsoon session: Congress walks out of House over police inaction against BJP workers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 12:02 AM IST
Thakur has been sitting on a dharna at the superintendent of police office in Kullu for the last three days after BJP activists agitated outside his hotel alleging land grab.
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The residential house of the then superintendent, Kot Bhalwal jail, Rajni Sehgal, in Jammu city was searched by a team of the crime branch after a search warrant was obtained from a local court.(Representative Image/HT)
The residential house of the then superintendent, Kot Bhalwal jail, Rajni Sehgal, in Jammu city was searched by a team of the crime branch after a search warrant was obtained from a local court.(Representative Image/HT)

Ex-jailer’s house searched over alleged misappropriation of antique coins in Jammu

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 06:59 PM IST
In June 2015, the crime branch had registered a case against four jail officials for allegedly trying to pocket nearly 400 gold and copper coins belonging to 12th and 13th century AD
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Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressing the assembly on the first day of the monsoon session in Shimla on Monday.(HT photo)
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressing the assembly on the first day of the monsoon session in Shimla on Monday.(HT photo)

Monsoon session of Himachal Pradesh assembly begins under Covid shadow

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 05:55 PM IST
The opposition will try to pin down the government over issues such as corruption, ‘involvement’ of a BJP minister in dubious land deals, and increase in power tariff .
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