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Former union minister Jayant Sinha said that the priority for the government is to strengthen India and to make it resilient.(HT file photo)

Idea of a resilient India is driving the policy package that is being laid out: Jayant Sinha

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 07:34 AM IST
The economic package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the measures announced by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman are aimed at making India a competitive nation that will also be an attractive investment destination, the former union minister said.
Facial recognition is just one form of identification. Even if it is controlled or forbidden to use on the public, all the other forms of digital identification, when accompanied by comprehensive behaviour collection and secretive data analysis, are a threat to the autonomy of each individual(REUTERS)
Facial recognition is just one form of identification. Even if it is controlled or forbidden to use on the public, all the other forms of digital identification, when accompanied by comprehensive behaviour collection and secretive data analysis, are a threat to the autonomy of each individual(REUTERS)

Why India must resist facial recognition tech | Opinion

By Mishi Choudhary and Eben Moglen
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2020 08:52 PM IST
Without a data protection law, the unregulated use of such technologies can corrode and destroy freedoms
While Manmohan Singh has opted out of the membership of standing committees, Rahul Gandhi has been shifted to defence.
While Manmohan Singh has opted out of the membership of standing committees, Rahul Gandhi has been shifted to defence.

Manmohan Singh opts out of House panels, Rahul Gandhi shifts to defence

New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 12:05 AM IST
Among the other key changes in the reconstitution of the Parliamentary panels, in which the Congress lost the chairmanship of the crucial finance and external affairs committees, is the shifting of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from external affairs to defence.
In a reshuffle, Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien was not retained as the chairman of the travel, tourism and culture committee.(HT image)
In a reshuffle, Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien was not retained as the chairman of the travel, tourism and culture committee.(HT image)

Congress protests as govt sets up new House committees

New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 08:34 AM IST
With the latest move, the Congress, which has 52 lawmakers in the current Lok Sabha, will be left with just one panel to lead in the Lower House — the panel on information technology.
Jayant Sinha, Member of Parliament, during the ‘Vision for India as a global influencer’ session in the Hindustan Times Mint-Asia Leadership Summit, in Singapore, on Friday.(HT Photo)
Jayant Sinha, Member of Parliament, during the ‘Vision for India as a global influencer’ session in the Hindustan Times Mint-Asia Leadership Summit, in Singapore, on Friday.(HT Photo)

Slew of steps to revive economy: Jayant Sinha at HT-MintAsia Leadership Summit

Singapore | By Aishwarya Vellore Pandian
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 08:30 PM IST
The BJP leader and the MP from Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh constituency, Sinha also listed the reasons for PM Modi’s decisive win in the Lok Sabha elections.
Jayant Sinha, Member of Parliament, during the ‘Vision for India as a global influencer’ session in the Hindustan Times MintAsia Leadership Summit, in Singapore.(HT Photo)
Jayant Sinha, Member of Parliament, during the ‘Vision for India as a global influencer’ session in the Hindustan Times MintAsia Leadership Summit, in Singapore.(HT Photo)

HT-MintAsia Leadership Summit | Slew of steps to resume the Indian Economy: Jayant Sinha

Hindustan Times, Singapore | By Aishwarya Vellore Pandian
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 08:52 PM IST
Noting that the government has not forgotten the vision of 9 per cent (USD$5 Trillion Economy)growth, slew of steps are on the way to revive the economy, Jayant Sinha opined.
HT-MintAsia Leadership Summit Live Updates(HT Photo)
HT-MintAsia Leadership Summit Live Updates(HT Photo)

What is China to us? It’s complicated, says S Jaishankar at HT-MintAsia Leadership Summit

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 05:33 PM IST

The annual Hindustan Times Mint Asia Leadership Summit, being held in Singapore on Friday, is witnessing top leaders of the world. From leaders to policy makers in the fields of science, arts, technology & sports and will join hands and discuss the rise of Asia & the East, amidst the political and economic surge.This is a chance to network with the best of the best among politicians, intellectuals, policy makers and leaders from across the spectrum of arts, science, sports and technology who shall come and deconstruct Asia in the new global context - which is the theme of this year’s Summit. HT-Mint Asia Summit also involves spirituality, sports and histrionics along side the discussions concerning the stimulating geopolitical/economic narrative of the future of Asia.:

Although the reasons for Swaraj’s omission were not immediately clear, the main reason possibly could be her ill-health.(HT Photo)
Although the reasons for Swaraj’s omission were not immediately clear, the main reason possibly could be her ill-health.(HT Photo)

Sushma Swaraj among ex-ministers absent from PM Modi’s new cabinet

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 08:02 PM IST
The 67-year-old Swaraj who has held key positions in the party and its governments since decades was conspicuous by her absence in the new Cabinet.
BJP candidate Annapurna Devi after winning Koderma Lok Sabha seat in Koderma,(Bijay/ Hindustan Times)
BJP candidate Annapurna Devi after winning Koderma Lok Sabha seat in Koderma,(Bijay/ Hindustan Times)

Long list of hopefuls from Jharkhand for a berth in Modi’s second cabinet

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Bedanti Saran
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 09:06 AM IST
There are speculations that any one or two of the newly elected Koderma MP Annapurna Devi, Khunti MP Arjun Munda and Dumka MP Sunil Soren are reckoning to be included in the new cabinet.
Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, at a polling booth, in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India, on Monday, May 06, 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, at a polling booth, in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India, on Monday, May 06, 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Fate of former CMs, ministers sealed in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 11:33 PM IST
Among the 61 candidates in the fray were two former CMs Arjun Munda and Babulal Marandi, and two union ministers, current minister of state Jayant Sinha and former union minister Subodh Kant Sahay of Congress.
A man arrived with his 105-year-old mother to cast votes at polling booth number 450 in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh(ANI)
A man arrived with his 105-year-old mother to cast votes at polling booth number 450 in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh(ANI)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Jharkhand man carries 105-year-old mother to polling booth

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 10:39 AM IST
The woman was carried to the polling booth number 450 in Hazaribagh, where Union minister of state Jayant Sinha of the BJP is in the fray, by her son.
Jharkhand’s four constituencies – Koderma, Ranchi, Khunti (ST) and Hazaribag – will go to polls on May 6.(HT Photo)
Jharkhand’s four constituencies – Koderma, Ranchi, Khunti (ST) and Hazaribag – will go to polls on May 6.(HT Photo)

Jayant richest 5th phase poll candidate in Jharkhand, 3rd in India

Hindustan Times, RANCHI | By Sanjoy Dey
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2019 03:03 PM IST
Of the 61 contestants in Jharkhand’s four Lok Sabha constituencies, 14 are crorepati candidates. Thirteen candidates face criminal charges and nine of them face serious criminal cases, the ADR analysis says.
Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Hazaribagh constituency Union minister for State Jayant Sinha filing his nomination papers at Hazaribagh .(ANI)
Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Hazaribagh constituency Union minister for State Jayant Sinha filing his nomination papers at Hazaribagh .(ANI)

With assets worth Rs 77.7 crore, BJP’s Jayant Sinha richest fifth phase candidate in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2019 04:56 PM IST
Of the 61 contestants in Jharkhand’s four constituencies which vote in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 6, 14 are crorepati candidates. Thirteen candidates face criminal charges and nine of them face serious criminal cases, ADR analysis says.
Jayant Sinha is the BJP candidate from the Hazaribag Lok Sabha seat.(HT Photo)
Jayant Sinha is the BJP candidate from the Hazaribag Lok Sabha seat.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: UDAN has been a unique and successful scheme for our country, says Jayant Sinha

Hindustan Times, Patna | By B Vijay Murty
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 03:54 PM IST
Reposing faith on his leadership and performance abilities, BJP has fielded Jayant Sinha from his home town of Hazaribag in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Noida: People show their finger marked with indelible ink, after casting their vote during the first phase of general elections, at a polling station in Noida, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (PTI Photo / Manvender Vashist)(PTI4_11_2019_000121B)(PTI)
Noida: People show their finger marked with indelible ink, after casting their vote during the first phase of general elections, at a polling station in Noida, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (PTI Photo / Manvender Vashist)(PTI4_11_2019_000121B)(PTI)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh constituency has been a BJP stronghold

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 03:39 PM IST
Jharkhand’s 14 Lok Sabha seats will vote in four phases beginning April 29.
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

BJP to bank on good governance, security, development, says Jayant Sinha

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Vishal Sharma
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2019 01:56 PM IST
The civil aviation minister Jayant Sinha on Tuesday said that the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) will showcase ‘sushasan, surksha and vikas’ (good governance, security and development) for winning over the people’s mandate
Union minister of state for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha addressing during the 8th convocation ceremony of Indian Institute of Management (IIM)- Ranchi(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Union minister of state for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha addressing during the 8th convocation ceremony of Indian Institute of Management (IIM)- Ranchi(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

IIM- Ranchi convocation : FIR against Union Minister Jayant Sinha for violating model code

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 02:01 PM IST
Jayant Sinha delivered speech at IIM Ranchi programme in which he allegedly made a vote appeal to students.
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha on Sunday appealed to the Election Commission to restrict Union minister Jayant Sinha from contesting polls and also monitor violations of the model code of conduct by Bharatiya Janata Party lawmakers.(HT Photo)
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha on Sunday appealed to the Election Commission to restrict Union minister Jayant Sinha from contesting polls and also monitor violations of the model code of conduct by Bharatiya Janata Party lawmakers.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha wants minister barred as candidate

Ranchi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2019 01:26 AM IST
The request was submitted in writing to the chief election commissioner with a copy to the chief electoral officer of Jharkhand.
The viral video and image are of a moment when Sinha was commenting on finance minister Piyush Goyal’s interim budget outside Parliament. Photo: Twitter/@DevjyotGhoshal
The viral video and image are of a moment when Sinha was commenting on finance minister Piyush Goyal’s interim budget outside Parliament. Photo: Twitter/@DevjyotGhoshal

Budget 2019: Girl photobombs minister on live TV, becomes a hit on Twitter

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 07:42 PM IST
A video and a related photograph of civil aviation minister Jayant Sinha are going viral on social media. And the reason behind it is a girl.
The ministry of civil aviation has banned Indigo and GoAir from flying Airbus A320neo aircraft having Pratt and Whiney engines to Andaman and Nicobar islands’ capital Port Blair.(REUTERS)
The ministry of civil aviation has banned Indigo and GoAir from flying Airbus A320neo aircraft having Pratt and Whiney engines to Andaman and Nicobar islands’ capital Port Blair.(REUTERS)

Indigo, GoAir banned from flying Airbus A320neo aircraft to Port Blair

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 10:59 PM IST
The ministry of civil aviation has banned Indigo and GoAir from flying Airbus A320neo aircraft having Pratt and Whiney engines to Andaman and Nicobar islands’ capital Port Blair.
The government owes cash-strapped Air India Rs 1,000.62 crore, Parliament was informed Thursday.(Reuters Photo)
The government owes cash-strapped Air India Rs 1,000.62 crore, Parliament was informed Thursday.(Reuters Photo)

Government owes cash-strapped Air India Rs 1,000 crore, says aviation ministry

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 04:13 PM IST
In a reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said there is an outstanding amount of Rs 1,000.62 crore receivable by Air India Limited for Special Extra Section Flight (SESF) flights from the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home Affairs
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said 73 RCS (17 underserved and 56 unserved) airports have been identified in the first and second round of bidding under RCS-UDAN for their revival.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said 73 RCS (17 underserved and 56 unserved) airports have been identified in the first and second round of bidding under RCS-UDAN for their revival.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

No takeoff or landing of flights at 27 airports: Aviation ministry

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 03:30 PM IST
Minister of state for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said in a written reply that the revival of airstrips/airports is ‘‘demand driven’‘, depending upon firm commitment from airline operators as well as from the state governments for providing various concessions.
The civil aviation ministry will seek parliamentary passage in the winter session for an amendment to the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) Act that will allow private airport operators to charge predetermined tariffs(HT File Photo/ Ravi Choudhary)
The civil aviation ministry will seek parliamentary passage in the winter session for an amendment to the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) Act that will allow private airport operators to charge predetermined tariffs(HT File Photo/ Ravi Choudhary)

Aviation ministry to push for passage of amended AERA Act

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2018 07:29 AM IST
With the monsoon session of Parliament failing to enact the proposed changes to the AERA Act, which would have allowed the government to bid out new airports allowing predetermined tariffs, the civil aviation ministry is also exploring other options, including an ordinance, to effect the change.
A drone pilot operates his drone during a practice session for the Night Drone Competition at the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2018, in Bengaluru, Nov. 29, 2018.(PTI)
A drone pilot operates his drone during a practice session for the Night Drone Competition at the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2018, in Bengaluru, Nov. 29, 2018.(PTI)

Drone registration process opens today: Here’s everything you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 09:52 AM IST
Users have to complete the registration process and secure a unique identification number (UIN), and can operate the remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) from January 1.
Image for representation(Bloomberg file photo)
Image for representation(Bloomberg file photo)

Drones to soon transport organs, supplies between hospitals: Jayant Sinha

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 12:01 AM IST
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said the government is examining the possibility of creating “drone ports” in hospitals to permit this kind of transportation
Minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha said the government is examining the possibility of creating “drone ports” in hospitals to permit this kind of transportation.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha said the government is examining the possibility of creating “drone ports” in hospitals to permit this kind of transportation.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Drones to soon transport organs, supplies between hospitals, says minister Jayant Sinha

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 09:02 PM IST
India could soon see the use of drones for transporting organs and other emergency medical supplies between hospitals under the new policy for remotely piloted aircraft, the official registration process for which began on Friday.
A differently-abled woman complained of alleged mistreatment by the security personnel at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A differently-abled woman complained of alleged mistreatment by the security personnel at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Wheelchair-bound woman forced to stand up at Mumbai airport checking, minister Jayant Sinha responds

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 10:00 PM IST
Minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha asked officials of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which mans airports in the country, and Mumbai airport to redress the matter.
The ministry of civil aviation is set to allow the commercial use of drones as taxis and delivery vehicles, and permit their operation beyond the visual line of sight under its Drone 2.0 policy, which is likely to take effect by March 2019 and open up a raft of business opportunities.(HT Photo)
The ministry of civil aviation is set to allow the commercial use of drones as taxis and delivery vehicles, and permit their operation beyond the visual line of sight under its Drone 2.0 policy, which is likely to take effect by March 2019 and open up a raft of business opportunities.(HT Photo)

Government may allow drone deliveries, taxis next year

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haider
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 07:32 AM IST
In August, the ministry released its Drone 1.0 policy, which makes it legal for individuals and companies to operate drones from December 1 in certain areas other than those barred for security reasons.
Jayant Sinha,(Hindustan Times)
Jayant Sinha,(Hindustan Times)

India will hit a billion trips, overtake US, says aviation minister Jayant Sinha

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 08:30 PM IST
Jayant Sinha,minister of state for civil aviation is facing the difficult task of setting India’s national carrier right at a time when airlines are becoming unprofitable because of fuel prices and operating costs. At the same time, however, the aviation industry is booming, and India is among the fast-growing markets in the world.
Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan at Hindustan Purvodyay 2018.
Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan at Hindustan Purvodyay 2018.

Hindustan Purvodyay 2018: Rise in fuel prices due to global factors, says Dharmendra Pradhan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2018 09:18 PM IST

Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Piyush Goyal, Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal, Bihar deputy CM Sushil Modi and other personalities are presenting their views on development in India’s eastern states.Here are the highlights

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