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Thousands of farmers have been camping at Delhi borders, demanding a repeal of the three contentious farm laws. (PTI/FILE PHOTO)

Farm protest: Jind women leave for Delhi borders

By HT Correspondent, Rohtak
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 07:57 PM IST
Scores of women left for the national capital’s Tikri and Singhu borders in eight buses from Jind’s Khatkar toll plaza
Haryana chief minister expressed concern over the groundwater level going down to 80 feet in districts such as Kurukshetra, Karnal, Kaithal and Panipat. (Bloomberg)
Haryana chief minister expressed concern over the groundwater level going down to 80 feet in districts such as Kurukshetra, Karnal, Kaithal and Panipat. (Bloomberg)

Groundwater depletion: Haryana CM pushes for micro-irrigation

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 07:57 PM IST
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar says previous governments did not pay attention to increasing water availability for irrigation
Former chief minister OP Chautala’s car met with an accident on the Jhajjar road in Gurugram on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Former chief minister OP Chautala’s car met with an accident on the Jhajjar road in Gurugram on Sunday. (HT Photo)

Former Haryana CM Chautala escapes unhurt in car accident

By Press Trust of India, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 07:56 PM IST
Chautala was sitting in the front passenger seat of his SUV when it collided with another car; barring a bruise, he had no injuries
The Constitution is the product of much deliberation. Sardar Patel formulated two articles — 311 and 314 — affecting the services. Both protected officials from arbitrary punishment by their political bosses, displaying the trust and respect he had for civil servants and their opinions (HTPHOTO)
The Constitution is the product of much deliberation. Sardar Patel formulated two articles — 311 and 314 — affecting the services. Both protected officials from arbitrary punishment by their political bosses, displaying the trust and respect he had for civil servants and their opinions (HTPHOTO)

The architecture of India’s governance

PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 07:54 PM IST
Form, trust, mutual respect constitute the bedrock of the politician-civil servant relationship. Sardar Patel understood it
It was Xi who wanted to project China as a superpower-in-the-making by moving away from Deng Xiaoping’s “hide-and-bide” strategy of keeping a low international profile. This meant China reacting strongly against perceived violations of its core interests, resulting in a dip in ties with many countries, some of which wanted to keep China in good humour. And now it seems that while Xi’s diplomats have delivered, Chinese diplomacy has suffered seriously. (REUTERS)
It was Xi who wanted to project China as a superpower-in-the-making by moving away from Deng Xiaoping’s “hide-and-bide” strategy of keeping a low international profile. This meant China reacting strongly against perceived violations of its core interests, resulting in a dip in ties with many countries, some of which wanted to keep China in good humour. And now it seems that while Xi’s diplomats have delivered, Chinese diplomacy has suffered seriously. (REUTERS)

Is China backtracking on its wolf warrior diplomatic style?

By Harsh V Pant
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2021 07:50 PM IST
The wolf warrior diplomatic style was perhaps suited more to the age of Donald Trump, but now that the Joe Biden administration has lowered the rhetoric on “America First”, the challenge for China is even more acute. China’s new-gen diplomats have been asked to defend the indefensible in recent years, from Beijing’s atrocities on minorities and its hyper-militaristic foreign policy to the opacity and mishandling of Covid-19.
The image is a screengrab of the viral video showing the sinking car in Mumbai's Ghatkopar area.(ANI)
The image is a screengrab of the viral video showing the sinking car in Mumbai's Ghatkopar area.(ANI)

Car drowns in sinkhole in Mumbai, viral video shocks tweeple. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 07:49 PM IST
The viral clip shot at Mumbai's Ghatkopar area shows the car getting completely submerged inside the sinkhole.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren. (PTI)
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren. (PTI)

Need robust mechanism to check migrant workers' exploitation, says Jharkhand CM

PTI | , Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 07:42 PM IST
Jharkhand CM claimed that several central government agencies have failed to protect the rights of the workers after hiring them for development projects.
From 1990 till the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, India had pulled 300 million people out of economic distress. The pandemic has ruined the good work of the last three decades (Praveen Kumar/HT)
From 1990 till the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, India had pulled 300 million people out of economic distress. The pandemic has ruined the good work of the last three decades (Praveen Kumar/HT)

The pandemic must lead to a reset of capitalism

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2021 07:46 PM IST
World War I paved the way for the departure of monarchies. World War II sparked the Cold War of communism versus capitalism. The fall of the Berlin Wall in the late 1980s paved the way for the collapse of the communist system. Is the coronavirus pandemic laying the groundwork to change the current face of capitalism?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit virtually.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit virtually.(PTI)

India’s engagement with G7 stands on its own, govt looking forward to COP26: MEA

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 07:38 PM IST
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was understanding and supportive of PM Modi’s decision to attend the G7 summit virtually, the ministry of external affairs said on Sunday.
Harsh Goenka tweeted a clip showcasing the jugaad done with an old tyre.(HT File Photo)
Harsh Goenka tweeted a clip showcasing the jugaad done with an old tyre.(HT File Photo)

Harsh Goenka shares video showing creative technique of reusing old tyres

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 07:38 PM IST
The video by Harsh Goenka shows an innovative way of reusing old tyres.
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