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Oli has been emboldened to stick to power even by breaking the party. In the process, the shallowness of Oli’s opportunistic and politically driven anti-Indian nationalism has been exposed(AFP)

What India should, and shouldn’t, do in Nepal

By SD Muni
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 07:59 PM IST
Irrespective of whether Nepal has elections or witnesses the restoration of Parliament, a prudent course for India would be to let Nepal cope with its internal political mess
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Representational photo.(ANI)
Representational photo.(ANI)

Lower legal drinking age to 21, reduce number of dry days: Delhi panel

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 11:36 AM IST
If approved, the three dry days are supposed to be on Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti
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A view of Humayun's Tomb. The exemption will not be applicable at 27 sites, including the Taj Mahal, Ajanta and Ellora caves, Humayun’s Tomb and Hampi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A view of Humayun's Tomb. The exemption will not be applicable at 27 sites, including the Taj Mahal, Ajanta and Ellora caves, Humayun’s Tomb and Hampi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

75 years of Independence: Filming at centrally protected monuments free until August 15

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 12:31 PM IST
An ASI statement said online permission is needed to carry out shootings. It added the waiver is being provided to promote the lesser popular monuments
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The digital health ID is a 14-digit number that can be generated on the website, healthid.ndhm.gov.in.(HT Photo)
The digital health ID is a 14-digit number that can be generated on the website, healthid.ndhm.gov.in.(HT Photo)

What is Digital Health ID that will be used by government for Covid-19 immunisation?

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 07:43 PM IST
In his Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the creation of a digital health ID for every Indian under the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM).
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PM Narendra Modi, seen here during his I-Day speech. His government initiated reforms under pressure of the pandemic.(HT Photo)
PM Narendra Modi, seen here during his I-Day speech. His government initiated reforms under pressure of the pandemic.(HT Photo)

Charting India’s pathway to the big leagues

By Ashley J Tellis
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 06:51 AM IST
At a time when China’s myriad pathologies have left many countries thirsting for an alternative exemplar, India could again become the world’s fastest-growing free market democracy. But it will need a new approach to revive its hopes of joining the league of great powers.
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India’s Consul General in Toronto Apoorva Srivastava honouring 98-year-old World War II veteran Commander Joginder Gei, as part of a new initiative to recognise the service of veterans in their 90s and 100s now settled in Canada.(Indian Consulate in Toronto)
India’s Consul General in Toronto Apoorva Srivastava honouring 98-year-old World War II veteran Commander Joginder Gei, as part of a new initiative to recognise the service of veterans in their 90s and 100s now settled in Canada.(Indian Consulate in Toronto)

India honours armed forces superveterans settled in Canada

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Hindustan Times, Toronto
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2020 01:47 PM IST
Seven veterans, including those who fought in World War II, presented with mementos in recognition of their service to India.
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Sophie of Special Frontier Force (Bomb Disposal Squad) (left) and Vida of an army dog unit located in Northern Command (right) have been awarded with the Chief of Army Staff ‘Commendation Cards’.
Sophie of Special Frontier Force (Bomb Disposal Squad) (left) and Vida of an army dog unit located in Northern Command (right) have been awarded with the Chief of Army Staff ‘Commendation Cards’.

Meet Vida and Sophie, army dogs PM Modi spoke about on Mann Ki Baat

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 03:13 PM IST
The Prime Minister hailed the Indian Army dogs for performing their duty and also urged the people to bring home dogs of locals breeds when planning on adopting a pet
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Trafficking and child abuse must be treated as more than just a legal problem. It has to be tackled at the community level(Hindustan Times)
Trafficking and child abuse must be treated as more than just a legal problem. It has to be tackled at the community level(Hindustan Times)

Ensure the safety of vulnerable children

UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 07:27 PM IST
In these fraught times, children, especially the girl child, are much more vulnerable to trafficking. The government has to figure out more proactive ways to save them from the dangers that Covid-19 has heightened
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TMC leaders involved in the cake cutting say it was an expression of celebration on Independence Day.(Grab from a sourced video)
TMC leaders involved in the cake cutting say it was an expression of celebration on Independence Day.(Grab from a sourced video)

Video of TMC leaders eating tricolour cake goes viral, invites criticism

By Sreyasi Pal | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Behrampore
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 08:59 PM IST
Even TMC leaders have distanced themselves from the incident involving eating of a cake fashioned after the tri-colour’s design.
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Pranab Mukherjee served as India’s 13th president from 2012 to 2017.(HT Photo)
Pranab Mukherjee served as India’s 13th president from 2012 to 2017.(HT Photo)

Pranab Mukherjee’s health shows slight improvement, but still on ventilator: Hospital

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 01:10 PM IST
The 84-year-old Mukherjee was admitted to the hospital on August 10 and underwent a critical brain surgery to remove a clot in his brain after he suffered a fall at his Rajaji Marg residence a day before.
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PMC has landfill site at Uruli Devachi and Phursungi.(HT Photo)
PMC has landfill site at Uruli Devachi and Phursungi.(HT Photo)

MPCB warns PMC against dumping fresh waste at garbage depot

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 05:33 PM IST
MPCB issued a notice on Wednesday and instructed the civic body to follow the norms as per the solid waste management act and submit a report to its office in the next three days
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The 84-year-old Mukherjee was admitted to the hospital on August 10(AFP File Photo)
The 84-year-old Mukherjee was admitted to the hospital on August 10(AFP File Photo)

Pranab Mukherjee stable, there are signs of improvement, says son Abhijit Mukherjee

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 09:43 AM IST
The 84-year-old Mukherjee was admitted to the hospital last Monday and underwent a critical brain surgery to remove a clot in his brain after he suffered a fall at his Rajaji Marg residence a day before
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A student of the British School, Mohali, waving the national flag during the Independence Day celebrations.
A student of the British School, Mohali, waving the national flag during the Independence Day celebrations.

Chandigarh: Independence day celebrated online

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 06:04 PM IST
Schools across the region celebrated Independence Day on August 15.
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This year, CPCB has been directing state governments about an immediate implementation of its city-level action plans.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
This year, CPCB has been directing state governments about an immediate implementation of its city-level action plans.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Slowed by Covid, 100 cities must race to reach clean air targets

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 11:03 AM IST
City-level action plans of around 102 cities had been approved by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to meet the NCAP target of 20% to 30% reduction in PM 2.5 (respirable pollution particles) concentrations over the 2017 annual concentration.
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Avran is an alcohol-free steriliser that can keep surfaces bacteria and virus-free for 10 days.
Avran is an alcohol-free steriliser that can keep surfaces bacteria and virus-free for 10 days.

2 IIT-Bombay start-ups develop steriliser that can keep surfaces bacteria, virus-free

By Priyanka Sahoo | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 08:53 AM IST
Launched on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day on August 15, Avran is a virucide powered by nanotechnology.
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Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar at the Independence Day function at Panchkula’s Parade Ground.(Sant Arora/HT)
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar at the Independence Day function at Panchkula’s Parade Ground.(Sant Arora/HT)

Tricity buzz: There’s no freedom from coronavirus... or humidity

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 03:30 PM IST
Of I-Day celebrations at Panchkula where people forgot about social distancing and MC websites that haven’t been updated
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.(PTI)

PM Modi should’ve spoken about unemployment, economy in I-Day speech: Shiv Sena

By Swapnil Rawal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 01:26 PM IST
An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana said that more than 14 crore people have lost their jobs and remarked that the prime minister should have spoken about issues the people face in his 90-minute speech on August 15.
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The Tirunelveli police department said it was proud of the woman police inspector for placing duty for the country above personal sentiments and grief.(HT Photo used for representational purpose only)
The Tirunelveli police department said it was proud of the woman police inspector for placing duty for the country above personal sentiments and grief.(HT Photo used for representational purpose only)

Tamil Nadu woman cop puts father’s funeral on wait mode, leads I-Day parade

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi | Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu)
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 02:08 PM IST
An official release said that though N Maheswari learnt of her father’s death on August 14 night, she went for the funeral only after completing the parade (on Saturday morning) with a sense of patriotism.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI photo)

NEP will play important role in making India self-reliant: PM Modi

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 12:32 PM IST
Addressing the nation on India’s 74th Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort, the prime minister said the NEP seeks to strengthen research and innovation in the country to help it progress in a competitive world.
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World’s tallest building all lit up for Indian Independence Day(Instgram @travel__connoistre)
World’s tallest building all lit up for Indian Independence Day(Instgram @travel__connoistre)

Burj Khalifa, world’s tallest building, lights up with the colours of the Indian flag

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Jahnavi Gupta | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 11:01 AM IST
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Adnoc Tower in Abu Dhabi were lit up with the Indian tricolour flag on August 15, in honour and celebration of India’s 74th year of independence from the British rule.
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The scenic Canadian landmark of Niagara Falls was illuminated in the hues of the tricolour on the evening of August 15, 2020.(Photo Credit: Indian Consulate, Toronto)
The scenic Canadian landmark of Niagara Falls was illuminated in the hues of the tricolour on the evening of August 15, 2020.(Photo Credit: Indian Consulate, Toronto)

Canada’s Niagara Falls illuminated in colours of Indian flag on Independence Day

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 10:10 AM IST
The Niagara Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world, was illuminated in the colours of the Indian flag at the evening ceremony.
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File photo: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Loans given to tribals in violation of rule declared zero by CM Chouhan

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 08:18 AM IST
In his address on the occasion of Independence Day from Motilal Nehru Stadium in Bhopal, Chouhan said, “The loans given by moneylenders to the poor people against the rules and at higher rates of interest till August 15, 2020, are being declared zero.”
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug 15, 2020. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(PTI15-08-2020_000059B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug 15, 2020. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(PTI15-08-2020_000059B)(PTI)

PM Modi stresses on women issues

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 02:18 AM IST
Discussing the role of women in the forces, the prime minister said India is among the countries of the world where women are involved in combat roles in the Navy and the Air Force.
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Pranab Mukherjee’s office also posted pictures of the former president unfurling the national flag on Independence Day in the past and wishing fellow citizens on the day.(HT Photo)
Pranab Mukherjee’s office also posted pictures of the former president unfurling the national flag on Independence Day in the past and wishing fellow citizens on the day.(HT Photo)

Pranab Mukherjee still on ventilator, being closely monitored: Hospital

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 02:12 AM IST
The 84-year-old former president was admitted to the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi Cantonment on Monday and was operated upon for the removal of a clot in the brain.
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The PM also reiterated India’s united resolve to defend its sovereignty. He paid tributes to security personnel who lost their lives and said those who had sought to challenge India at either the LAC or Line of Control got a response in the language they understood.(PTI)
The PM also reiterated India’s united resolve to defend its sovereignty. He paid tributes to security personnel who lost their lives and said those who had sought to challenge India at either the LAC or Line of Control got a response in the language they understood.(PTI)

Strong, self-reliant India stands for greater good of world: PM Modi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 12:55 AM IST
The PM outlined the contours of this new self-reliant India across all spheres — education, health, agriculture, manufacturing, infrastructure, trade, defence, foreign policy, environment, digital connectivity; for all segments of society — the poor, the middle class, women, young, entrepreneurs, labour; and in all regions — from Kashmir to the North-east, from urban to rural areas.
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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and seven of his cabinet colleagues have been under quarantine after they came in contact with district officers, involved in the rescue operations at the Air India Express plane crash site, who tested positive for Covid-19.(PTI)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and seven of his cabinet colleagues have been under quarantine after they came in contact with district officers, involved in the rescue operations at the Air India Express plane crash site, who tested positive for Covid-19.(PTI)

Kerala CM Vijayan, ministers remain in quarantine

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 01:24 AM IST
At many district headquarters, ceremonies were held with strict containment measures and a limited guest list. At several places, only the state government officials and police personnel, attended the events.
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On the 74th Independence Day, the Congress also launched a web-series titled ‘Dharohar’(ANI)
On the 74th Independence Day, the Congress also launched a web-series titled ‘Dharohar’(ANI)

Oppn parties hit out at Centre

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 01:12 AM IST
In a statement, she also said the biggest tribute to the soldiers killed in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley will be to protect the country’s territory and thwart Chinese incursions.
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The prime minister said his government had freed the country’s agriculture sector by abolishing archaic regulations, which will help to increase famers’ income. (DPR MOD / HT Photo)
The prime minister said his government had freed the country’s agriculture sector by abolishing archaic regulations, which will help to increase famers’ income. (DPR MOD / HT Photo)

PM hails country’s agriculture sector

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 12:45 AM IST
The prime minister said his government had freed the country’s agriculture sector by abolishing archaic regulations, which will help to increase famers’ income.
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Villagers travel on a boat in the polluted Maguri Motapung wetland as flames (background) come out from an oil well run by state-owned Oil India Limited (OIL) at Baghjan in Tinsukia.(AFP)
Villagers travel on a boat in the polluted Maguri Motapung wetland as flames (background) come out from an oil well run by state-owned Oil India Limited (OIL) at Baghjan in Tinsukia.(AFP)

2 Baghjan firefighters selected for President’s gallantry award posthumously

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 11:53 PM IST
The well no. 5 at Baghjan in Tinsukia district has been spewing gas uncontrollably for the last 81 days since May 27 and it caught fire on June 9, killing the two firefighters at the site.
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug 15, 2020. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(PTI15-08-2020_000059B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug 15, 2020. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(PTI15-08-2020_000059B)(PTI)

In a 1st, menstruation talk in PM’s Independence Day speech

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 06:00 AM IST
Since last year, Jan Aushadhi Suvidha Sanitary Napkins are being sold at a subsidised price of Re 1 at 6,550 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendras across the country.
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