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Prior to the passage of the bill, divorced or widowed Hindu women in Sindh were not legally allowed to marry a second time.(Representative Photo)

Hindu women in Pakistan’s Sindh granted right to remarry

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad, Islamabad
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 11:37 PM IST
The Sindh Hindu Marriage Amendment Bill, 2018 allows women in strained marriages to file for separation. The bill also states that, in case of separation, the man will have to provide for the children.
The houses built by MHADA are in great demand as they cost lesser than market rates and the property titles are clear unlike the properties promoted by private builders.(HT representational photo)
The houses built by MHADA are in great demand as they cost lesser than market rates and the property titles are clear unlike the properties promoted by private builders.(HT representational photo)

MHADA announces lottery for 3,139 low-cost houses in Pune on June 30

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 10:25 PM IST
Applications for the same can be submitted online from May 20 to June 19, along with the earnest money deposit (EMD).
The peons who allegedly tried to stop Bhujbal from assaulting Padal were also threatened, according to Padal.(AFP)
The peons who allegedly tried to stop Bhujbal from assaulting Padal were also threatened, according to Padal.(AFP)

Man barges into PMC office, assaults official

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 05:01 PM IST
The assailant claimed to be a worker in the office of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporator Shrinath Yashwant Bhimale.
With both the government and the Supreme Court locked in their respective positions, the resolution of one problem seems unclear. The Chief Justice of India’s repeated reinforcement of his position as “master of the roster” makes the resolution of the other equally unclear(PTI)
With both the government and the Supreme Court locked in their respective positions, the resolution of one problem seems unclear. The Chief Justice of India’s repeated reinforcement of his position as “master of the roster” makes the resolution of the other equally unclear(PTI)

Collegium, roster row: The CJI must act

Hindustan Times | By Chanakya
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 06:35 PM IST
When the country’s executive was found wanting, the judiciary stepped in — this resulted in complaint about judicial overreach but that’s another story — but no institution is equipped to fill the breach caused by the issues in the Supreme Court.
Indonesian fire fighters battle to extinguish a fire at an illegal oil well in Peureulak on April 25, 2018.(AFP)
Indonesian fire fighters battle to extinguish a fire at an illegal oil well in Peureulak on April 25, 2018.(AFP)

Fire at illegal oil well kills 18 in Indonesia, many in hospital

Reuters, Banda Aceh (Indonesia) | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 06:25 PM IST
The head of police in the northwestern province of Aceh said the oil well might have been drilled illegally and the fire might have been started when someone was smoking a cigarette.

Pune child accidentally hangs himself in his house

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 03:10 PM IST
Nakul’s death was recorded as an accidental death at the Dehu road police station.
We love this Anushka Sharma look, especially in the summer season. (PTI)
We love this Anushka Sharma look, especially in the summer season. (PTI)

Anushka Sharma basically wore summer’s coolest dress and it can be yours

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Panwar
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 02:11 PM IST
Actor Anushka Sharma looked equal parts grungy and sophisticated in a plaid dress cinched at the waist. She completed the look with chunky open-toe heels. Want to steal Anushka’s look? Here’s where to start.
Rajya Sabha chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu gestures as he speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the second phase of budget session, at the Parliament House in New Delhi.(PTI FIle Photo)
Rajya Sabha chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu gestures as he speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the second phase of budget session, at the Parliament House in New Delhi.(PTI FIle Photo)

To accept or not? Venkaiah Naidu to consult legal experts on CJI removal notice

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 11:33 AM IST
Though no time limit has been prescribed by the rulebook, in previous cases when similar notices were submitted, the time taken by the RS chairman/Lok Sabha speaker to decide varied between three and 13 days.
The Law Commission of India is examining a proposal to hold simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies.(PTI file photo)
The Law Commission of India is examining a proposal to hold simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies.(PTI file photo)

Political consensus, amendments hold key to simultaneous elections

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Jatin Gandhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 08:37 AM IST
The Law Commission of India has recommending doing away with the no-confidence motion which can curtail the term of the House.
Indian-American candidate Hiral Tipirneni in Arizona.(Twitter Photo)
Indian-American candidate Hiral Tipirneni in Arizona.(Twitter Photo)

Democrats get behind Indian-American candidate for Arizona Congress seat

Press Trust of India, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 03:16 PM IST
Hiral Tipirneni and Debbie Lesko are pitted in a tough fight in the April 24 special election, necessitated after the resignation of Republican Trent Franks following reports of sexual misconduct.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made clear Wednesday that US President Donald Trump was wary of investigatory overreach.(Reuters Photo)
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made clear Wednesday that US President Donald Trump was wary of investigatory overreach.(Reuters Photo)

More chaos at White House as conspiracies threaten to engulf Trump administration

Associated Press, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 12:03 PM IST
While alarmed aides and allies worried that Donald Trump was the angriest he’d ever been, the president saw conspiracies in the challenges facing his administration and hinted at more chaos.
Of the total 35 MCG councillors, 26 councillors were present in the budget meeting which was brought forward from April 9 to April 7(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Of the total 35 MCG councillors, 26 councillors were present in the budget meeting which was brought forward from April 9 to April 7(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Income and expenses inflated in MCG budget, say councillors

Hindustan Times | By Dhananjay Jha, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 10:32 PM IST
Majority of councillors who were present in budget meeting were new and had no knowledge of budgetary assessment
Opposition members protest infront of Rajya Sabha chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu during the on-going budget session of Rajya Sabha, at Parliament House in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Opposition members protest infront of Rajya Sabha chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu during the on-going budget session of Rajya Sabha, at Parliament House in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Anti-graft bill not passed by Lok Sabha: Venkaiah Naidu corrects records

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 03:15 PM IST
Correcting the record, Venkaiah Naidu said the Bill to amend the anti-graft law was the one reported by the Select Committee of the House.
Opposition members protest during the ongoing budget session of Parliament in Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Opposition members protest during the ongoing budget session of Parliament in Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Govt may pass anti-corruption, motors vehicles bills this Budget session

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 09:40 AM IST
Senior leaders involved in the strategy indicated that they might even try to push the Prevention of Corruption Amendment Bill and the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) bill even amid din.
Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, while welcoming the newly-elected members, asked the first-timers to soon get themselves acquainted with the etiquette, procedures and rules of conduct of the House.(PTI file photo)
Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, while welcoming the newly-elected members, asked the first-timers to soon get themselves acquainted with the etiquette, procedures and rules of conduct of the House.(PTI file photo)

41 take oath as Rajya Sabha members, Jaitley back as leader of House

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 11:33 PM IST
Welcoming the newly elected members, chairman Venkaiah Naidu said the election to the Upper House of Parliament entails “heavy responsibilities and duties to strengthen the cause of democracy”.
State BJP chief Raosaheb Danve said the party is confident about consolidating the highest number of seats in the upper House.(HT FILE)
State BJP chief Raosaheb Danve said the party is confident about consolidating the highest number of seats in the upper House.(HT FILE)

BJP-Sena aim to increase strength in Maharashtra Legislative Council, wrest its control

Hindustan Times | By Surendra P Gangan
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2018 12:47 AM IST
As many as 21 seats of the upper House are falling vacant in May, June and July
The rebuilt house of civil rights activist Rosa Parks in Berlin, Germany.(AP)
The rebuilt house of civil rights activist Rosa Parks in Berlin, Germany.(AP)

American civil rights activist Rosa Parks’ house on display after trans-Atlantic odyssey

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 12:54 PM IST
American civil rights activist Rosa Parks’ small house was rescued for $500 off a demolition list, shipped to Germany, and was supposed to be the centrepiece of an exhibition at Brown University. The event was cancelled and volunteers are now trying to reconstruct the home and display it to the public for free this weekend.
The Pichwai paintings are an age-old traditional art of Rajasthan.(Youtube)
The Pichwai paintings are an age-old traditional art of Rajasthan.(Youtube)

Blue pottery, block prints and Pichwai paintings: Bring rich hues of Rajasthan to your house

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 10:44 AM IST
Blue pottery, Block prints and Pichwai paintings- there is a lot in the colourful culture of Rajasthan that you should know about.
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A house for lords: 5 must-have accessories for an elegant, modern dining room

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 06:41 PM IST
Here are some ways you can spruce up your living space with simple yet elegant décor pieces.
Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel has written to lieutenant governor Anil Baijal, requesting him to withdraw a communication asking him to not admit questions in the House on “reserved” subjects
Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel has written to lieutenant governor Anil Baijal, requesting him to withdraw a communication asking him to not admit questions in the House on “reserved” subjects

Delhi speaker asks L-G to take back letter on ‘reserved’ issues

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 11:29 PM IST
Officials at the assembly secretariat said the Speaker may also write to assembly speakers of other states for their support on the matter.
Congress leader and president Rahul Gandhi arrives for the 2018 Budget Session at Parliament House in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Congress leader and president Rahul Gandhi arrives for the 2018 Budget Session at Parliament House in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

Parliament productivity went down after Rahul became Congress chief: Ananth Kumar

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 09:38 PM IST
Claiming that Rahul Gandhi did not understand the nuances of legislative functioning, the Parliamentary Affairs minister said the Congress kept changing the goalposts.
L-G Anil Baijal’s (left) letter to the state law department stated that he had consulted the legal affairs department of the Centre, which said the Speaker (Ram Niwas Goel in this case) cannot allow such reserved subject questions.(File Photo)
L-G Anil Baijal’s (left) letter to the state law department stated that he had consulted the legal affairs department of the Centre, which said the Speaker (Ram Niwas Goel in this case) cannot allow such reserved subject questions.(File Photo)

Speaker, ministers wear black bands in Delhi assembly

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 07:02 PM IST
Protest after Lt. Governor Anil Baijal’s contention that Speaker cannot accept questions on reserved subjects
Till date, no judge has been impeached in India, though a few have faced motions for their removal over corruption charges.(Picture for representation)
Till date, no judge has been impeached in India, though a few have faced motions for their removal over corruption charges.(Picture for representation)

Opposition moves to remove Chief Justice: How and when can a judge be removed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 07:30 PM IST
A judge can be removed on two grounds — proved misbehaviour or incapacity — by an order of the President.
Soon after the proposal of the no-confidence motion came up for the debate in zero hour in the Assembly, leader of opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said the Opposition wishes to withdraw it.(HT FILE)
Soon after the proposal of the no-confidence motion came up for the debate in zero hour in the Assembly, leader of opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said the Opposition wishes to withdraw it.(HT FILE)

In U-turn, Opposition in Maharashtra withdraws no-confidence motion against Speaker

Hindustan Times | By Surendra P Gangan
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2018 01:20 AM IST
The change in the stand was surprising as the Opposition had stalled the lower House on several occasions on Friday and Monday
The EWS flats that are lying vacant in Sector 122, Noida.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
The EWS flats that are lying vacant in Sector 122, Noida.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Noida, Greater Noida authorities fail to construct houses for the urban poor

Hindustan Times | By Vinod Rajput, Greater Noida
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2018 05:44 PM IST
Failure of the authority to develop housing facilities for the EWS and LIG persons has caused an urban mess as domestic helps and factory workers are forced to stay in unauthorised localities on Hindon floodplains, government land, urban villages or nearby slums.
Leader of Opposition Abhay Singh Chautala and other INLD legislators raising anti-government slogan on Tuesday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Leader of Opposition Abhay Singh Chautala and other INLD legislators raising anti-government slogan on Tuesday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

SC judgment on Manesar land deal rocks Haryana assembly

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2018 09:56 AM IST
Abhay Chautala changed the course of discussion when he said that Khattar should get an FIR registered regarding audio clip purportedly featuring the BJP members talking about paying money to a political appointee in the present regime.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in Lok Sabha on February 7, 2017(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in Lok Sabha on February 7, 2017(PTI)

Demonetisation 100 days: It’s time Modi govt said note ban was a mistake

Hindustan Times | By Rajesh Mahapatra
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 07:55 PM IST
On February 7, the PM spoke in Parliament on demonetisation. Given that this was the first time he spoke on the issue in the House, one expected the PM would support his claim with hard data and empirical evidence. Unfortunately, he didn’t. He didn’t because he can’t.
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