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News updates from Hindustan Times: ‘Loan fairs infused Rs 1.8 lakh crore in economy’ and all the latest news at this hour

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The official said an infusion of over ~1.8 lakh crore in credit disbursal in just one month is bound to boost consumption and added that the trend is likely to continue in the coming months.(Reuters Photo)
The official said an infusion of over ~1.8 lakh crore in credit disbursal in just one month is bound to boost consumption and added that the trend is likely to continue in the coming months.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Nov 17, 2019 09:00 AM IST
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‘Seeks to take India backwards’: Congress president Sonia Gandhi hits out at Centre

Sonia Gandhi was speaking at the awaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) on the 130th birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi was speaking on the 130th birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.(ANI Photo)
Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi was speaking on the 130th birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 06:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

On Children’s Day, President Kovind interacts with student innovators of Atal Tinkering Labs

President Ram Nath Kovind met and interacted with young students from the across the country on the occasion. He also gave chocolates to them and wished them a very happy and healthy life.
President Ram Nath Kovind interacting with student innovators of Atal Tinkering Labs.(ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind interacting with student innovators of Atal Tinkering Labs.(ANI)
Published on Nov 14, 2019 08:24 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Jawaharlal Nehru: Architect of modern India

As the first Prime Minister, he steered India through numerous challenges and laid the foundation for growth in the industrial, economic, infrastructural and other spheres. His famous Independence-eve speech evoked the spirit of a free nation.
Jawaharlal Nehru was among the international leaders who pioneered the Non-Aligned Movement giving Third World nations an alternative to taking sides with either the Communist bloc or the United States-led western alliance.(Illustration: Rushikesh Tulshiram Gophane)
Jawaharlal Nehru was among the international leaders who pioneered the Non-Aligned Movement giving Third World nations an alternative to taking sides with either the Communist bloc or the United States-led western alliance.(Illustration: Rushikesh Tulshiram Gophane)
Updated on Nov 14, 2019 06:33 PM IST
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Kiran Bedi urges parents to nurture children as responsible citizens

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi who had held a special meeting with children at the Raj Nivas here on Wednesday, also said “nurturing our young children, teaching them their rights and responsibilities and inculcating in them values of our rich culture and heritage would create a robust and developed India.”
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi.(HT file)
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi.(HT file)
Updated on Nov 14, 2019 05:44 PM IST
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Puducherry | ByPress Trust of India

Children's Day 2019: How Twitterati remembered Nehru on his birth anniversary

Famously known as Pt Nehru or Chacha Nehru from various sections across the nation, Jawaharlal Nehru used to love children and see the future of India in them.
Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of Independent India.(HT Archive)
Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of Independent India.(HT Archive)
Updated on Nov 14, 2019 03:39 PM IST
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Google Doodle celebrates Children’s Day 2019 with 7-year-old girl’s sketch named ‘walking tree’

As India celebrates Children’s Day to mark the birth anniversary of its first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on Thursday, Google marked the day by releasing a dedicated doodle for the occasion.
As India celebrates Children’s Day to mark the birth anniversary of its first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on Thursday, Google marked the day by releasing a dedicated doodle for the occasion.(google.co.in)
As India celebrates Children’s Day to mark the birth anniversary of its first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on Thursday, Google marked the day by releasing a dedicated doodle for the occasion.(google.co.in)
Published on Nov 14, 2019 01:16 PM IST
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ANI, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

PM Modi pays tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on birth anniversary

In India, Children’s Day is celebrated on November 14 every year as a mark of respect to Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary.(PTI)
Published on Nov 14, 2019 08:51 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Political row brews over Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society tweaks

Dr Karan Singh, one of the founding members of NMML and a former chairperson of its executive committee recalled how, after Nehru passed away, Indira Gandhi , Padmaja Naidu, PN Haksar, others, including Karan Singh himself, decided that the Teen Murti Bhawan would be turned into a memorial.
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society (NMML).(Photo nehrumemorial.nic)
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society (NMML).(Photo nehrumemorial.nic)
Updated on Nov 07, 2019 03:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

What religion meant to the Mahatma

For him, religion was not nationality. All citizens, irrespective of their beliefs, had a right to India
Schoolchildren pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary, Chennai, October 2, 2019(PTI)
Schoolchildren pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary, Chennai, October 2, 2019(PTI)
Published on Oct 02, 2019 05:55 PM IST
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A hyperlocal economic plan

The political consensus was that a newly independent India needed to rapidly industrialise if it was to hold its own in the world. Instead, Mahatma Gandhi offered a radically different economic path: one of local consumption; one where the charkha liberated Indians from poverty.
Gandhi argued for an India of household production for local consumption.
Gandhi argued for an India of household production for local consumption.
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 11:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNiranjan Rajadhyaksha

On Gandhi’s 150th, it’s time to review the sedition law | Analysis

The colonial law meant to suppress dissent persists. Used as a political tool, it has deprived people of liberty. Scrap it
Famous figures of the freedom struggle — including Mahatma Gandhi — were sent to jail on charges of sedition. Even today, the real bite of the law is in its broad wording(Alamy Stock Photo)
Famous figures of the freedom struggle — including Mahatma Gandhi — were sent to jail on charges of sedition. Even today, the real bite of the law is in its broad wording(Alamy Stock Photo)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 09:52 PM IST
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ByGautam Bhatia

Rude Travel by Vir Sanghvi: The good old days of air travel

There was a time when air travel was glamorous and with J.R.D. Tata’s vision, we could’ve had the world’s finest airlines. Unfortunately, politics took over
The Vistara Retrojet flies every day but they only turn it into a JRD themed flight once a month or so
The Vistara Retrojet flies every day but they only turn it into a JRD themed flight once a month or so
Updated on Sep 21, 2019 08:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVir Sanghvi

The twelve Apostles of Gandhi

The men and women who — within the government, or as part of the Opposition and civil society — carried forward Mahatma Gandhi’s work. They humanised power and held it to account. They fought for economic self-reliance, equality and religious pluralism.
These Gandhians after Gandhi worked inside Government, seeking to humanise it. They worked in Opposition to Government, seeking to hold the ruling party to account.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
These Gandhians after Gandhi worked inside Government, seeking to humanise it. They worked in Opposition to Government, seeking to hold the ruling party to account.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 10:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRamachandra Guha

‘Ravi Shankar Prasad pushes for debate on constitutional nationalism

Speaking at the Hindustan Purvoday summit in Ranchi, Jharkhand, Raiv Shankar Prasad invited the audience to look at the illustrations of Indian gods and rulers in a copy of the original Constitution. He suggested Constitution also tried to capture India’s culture and heritage apart from the legal framework.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad holds a copy of the original Constitution carrying paintings of Indian gods and rulers. He was speaking at Hindustan Purvoday summit in Ranchi, Jharkhand(HT Photo)
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad holds a copy of the original Constitution carrying paintings of Indian gods and rulers. He was speaking at Hindustan Purvoday summit in Ranchi, Jharkhand(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 01:26 PM IST
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Speaking 3 languages in a minute, Jairam Ramesh makes a point on Hindi row

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday had pitched for Hindi as a common language for the country, reigniting the debate on the issue as parties in the South said they would oppose any attempt to “impose” the language.
Amid a raging debate over Hindi as a common language for the country, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said it would never be a reality.(PTI)
Amid a raging debate over Hindi as a common language for the country, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said it would never be a reality.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 06:12 PM IST
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Nehru was wrong on Kashmir, Patel right, says Ravi Shankar Prasad; Congress strikes back

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah showed immense courage and corrected the “historic blunder” of Article 370. Prasad also credited the then home minister Vallabbhai Patel with holding the “right” perspective on Kashmir.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Narendra Modi government corrected a ‘historic blunder’ by scrapping Article 370(HT PHOTO)
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Narendra Modi government corrected a ‘historic blunder’ by scrapping Article 370(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 10:06 PM IST
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The dangers in Delhi’s Kashmir plan | Analysis

History shows that the development carrot will not heal the wounds inflicted by the political stick
Kashmir will become economically more insular. Its businesses will be more dependent on the government. And the government will turn more fiscally fragile(PTI file photo)
Kashmir will become economically more insular. Its businesses will be more dependent on the government. And the government will turn more fiscally fragile(PTI file photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 05:45 AM IST
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ByHaseeb A Drabu

Little PV Sindhus, Nehrus at St Joseph’s school Chandigarh

A fancy dress competition on the theme ‘famous personality’ was organised for the kindergarten students of St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44-D, on Saturday.
Students came dressed as revolutionaries, including PV Sindhu, Chandra Shekhar Azad, PM Narendra Modi and Jawaharlal Nehru among others.(HT)
Students came dressed as revolutionaries, including PV Sindhu, Chandra Shekhar Azad, PM Narendra Modi and Jawaharlal Nehru among others.(HT)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 12:53 PM IST
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Youngest candidate in fray is the first girl in her village to move away for studies

Born and brought up in Patna’s Fatuha village, Bharti first stepped into JNU in 2016 for a Bachelors’ degree in German Studies from the School of Languages, Literature and Culture Studies. She is now pursuing her masters in the same.
Priyanka Bharti.(HT Photo)
Priyanka Bharti.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 11:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKainat Sarfaraz

Laser show at Mumbai’s Borivli park to depict life of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Jawaharlal Nehru

While the original proposal was to showcase the life of the late former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, other leaders such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bal Thackeray were included following opposition from some corporators.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) improvement committee on Saturday sanctioned a proposal for a laser show depicting the lives of political leaders(PTI File Photo)
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) improvement committee on Saturday sanctioned a proposal for a laser show depicting the lives of political leaders(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 07:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySagar Pillai, Mumbai

Land case: ED files complaint against AJL, Congress leaders

The case pertains to the restoration of an institutional plot at Panchkula that had been taken back by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to AJL at old rates in 2005, when Hooda headed a Congress government in the state.
Investigation under the PMLA was based on the fact that the plot had been allotted to AJL in 1982, but was resumed by HUDA through an order dated October 30, 1992, the statement said.(HT image)
Investigation under the PMLA was based on the fact that the plot had been allotted to AJL in 1982, but was resumed by HUDA through an order dated October 30, 1992, the statement said.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 08:31 AM IST
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India must counter the UK’s negative approach | Opinion

The British have always taken the Pakistani side on J&K, either explicitly or implicitly. Why is it so generous on issues that are close to them?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the then foreign secretary of Britain, Boris Johnson, London, April 18, 2018(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the then foreign secretary of Britain, Boris Johnson, London, April 18, 2018(PTI)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 07:33 PM IST
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ByVivek Katju

‘Nehru included Article 370 to appease Sheikh Abdullah’: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

It is unclear what Chouhan was referring to as the Instrument of Accession clearly stipulates the terms and conditions by which the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir acceded to India.
Former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan blamed former PM Nehru for ‘delaying’ the liberation of Goa and said that he had a lot to answer for.(HT PHOTO.)
Former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan blamed former PM Nehru for ‘delaying’ the liberation of Goa and said that he had a lot to answer for.(HT PHOTO.)
Published on Aug 18, 2019 08:33 PM IST
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Nullifying Article 370 was an emotional issue for Indians, says BJP’s Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav made the assertion while speaking at a function at the party headquarters to observe the first death anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Ram Madhav said the Article 370 was included in the Constitution “through back door” and without any solid reason on Nehru’s direction.(Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)
Ram Madhav said the Article 370 was included in the Constitution “through back door” and without any solid reason on Nehru’s direction.(Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 09:57 AM IST
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Jammu | ByPress Trust of India

India’s tryst with freedom | HT Editorial

At 72, India has substantial achievements. But the nature of challenges is also changing.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort today, India has a lot to be proud of. It has remained united and defied all doomsday projections of fragmentation.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort today, India has a lot to be proud of. It has remained united and defied all doomsday projections of fragmentation.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 09:58 AM IST
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73rd Independence Day: Nehru’s 17 speeches, Modi’s 96-minute address: Facts about I-Day

This year, India will celebrate its 73rd Independence Day as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from the Red Fort.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also addressed the nation on Independence Day six times so far.(HT image)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also addressed the nation on Independence Day six times so far.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 12:09 PM IST
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Review: No Laughing Matter: The Ambedkar Cartoons by Unnamati Syama Sundar

Unnamati Syama Sundar’s book, which shows how cartoonists between 1932 and 1956 presented Ambedkar unflatteringly, is a step towards understanding the caste impulses that drive visual cultures in India
A Bhim Army supporter holds up an Ambedkar figure at a rally celebrating political leader Kanshi Ram’s 85th birthday on March 15, 2019.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A Bhim Army supporter holds up an Ambedkar figure at a rally celebrating political leader Kanshi Ram’s 85th birthday on March 15, 2019.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 08:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDhrubo Jyoti

By making Ladakh a UT, the NDA has finally restored its dignity

The region’s unique geographical location gives India a chance to think about its own ‘Belt and Road’ plan
A young Buddhist monk flexes his muscles during morning prayers at Thikse Monastery, Ladakh, 2014(REUTERS)
A young Buddhist monk flexes his muscles during morning prayers at Thikse Monastery, Ladakh, 2014(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 07, 2019 05:35 PM IST
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Shashi Tharoor spars with BJP in Lok Sabha over Sardar Patel’s role in Article 370

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that he was clarifying matters because several members of the ruling party were misleading the Lok Sabha.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor during his speech in the Lok Sabha during the debate on revoking Article 370.(LSTV)
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor during his speech in the Lok Sabha during the debate on revoking Article 370.(LSTV)
Published on Aug 06, 2019 06:46 PM IST
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