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This week’s picks include a look at Punjab, a translation of one of the oldest puranas, and a book of short stories.(HT Team)
This week’s picks include a look at Punjab, a translation of one of the oldest puranas, and a book of short stories.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 07:58 PM IST
This week’s good reads include an exploration of Punjab, a translation of an ancient text, and a book of short stories
A Conveyance Deed transfers land ownership from the developer or previous land holder to the cooperative housing society. However, many CHS in Mumbai haven’t applied for it.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
A Conveyance Deed transfers land ownership from the developer or previous land holder to the cooperative housing society. However, many CHS in Mumbai haven’t applied for it.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

Housing societies still find it difficult to get land ownership

Hindustan Times | By Janaki Krishnamoorthi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2019 08:00 PM IST
It’s been 2 years since policy reforms made transfer of land ownership from developers to housing societies easier. The impact, however, is negligible.
Benefits under PM-Kisan will be handed out on the basis of land ownership, which means the beneficiary has to have the land in his or her name.(HT File)
Benefits under PM-Kisan will be handed out on the basis of land ownership, which means the beneficiary has to have the land in his or her name.(HT File)

Messy land title records to test PM Kisan scheme roll-out

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 07:30 AM IST
PM Kisan, the Narendra Modi government’s cash-transfer programme for small farmers, hinges on how soon messy land records can be cleaned up.
An HT analysis of a 2013 National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report on Household Ownership and Operational Holdings in India shows that farmers from the Other Backward Class (OBC) category could be the biggest beneficiaries of this scheme.(HT PHOTO)
An HT analysis of a 2013 National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report on Household Ownership and Operational Holdings in India shows that farmers from the Other Backward Class (OBC) category could be the biggest beneficiaries of this scheme.(HT PHOTO)

Budget: OBC farmers may benefit most from Centre’s agriculture scheme

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Jha
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2019 02:56 PM IST
An HT analysis of a 2013 National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report on Household Ownership and Operational Holdings in India shows that farmers from the Other Backward Class (OBC) category could be the biggest beneficiaries of this scheme.
Srinagar, India-December 07, 2018: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti speaks to media during a press conference at her residence, in Srinagar, India, on Friday, December 07, 2018. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Srinagar, India-December 07, 2018: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti speaks to media during a press conference at her residence, in Srinagar, India, on Friday, December 07, 2018. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

Mehbooba Mufti accuses governor Satya Pal Malik of taking decisions against J&K’s interests

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 10:48 PM IST
Mehbooba Mufti said that after the assembly was dissolved, many decisions were taken which are against the interests of the state.
protesting farmer during a march at Lalbaug byculla flyover in Mumbai.(Bhushan Koyande/HT photo)
protesting farmer during a march at Lalbaug byculla flyover in Mumbai.(Bhushan Koyande/HT photo)

Maharashtra farmers protest march HIGHLIGHTS: Leaders call off movement after assurance by govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 10:19 PM IST

A farmers’ delegation met Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis after more than 10,000 of them marched from Thane to Mumbai in support of their demands, which includes loan waiver and land ownership. The farmers from across Maharashtra, under the aegis of Lok Sangharsh Morcha , began their march on Wednesday from Thane and walked 40 kms to Mumbai.Farmers, who are struggling to cope with the agrarian crisis and natural calamities, are demanding a proper implementation of the loan waiver package announced by Fadnavis in 2017, implementation of recommendations of the MS Swaminathan Commission, land rights for farmers and also compensation for farm labourers. Here are the highlights:

Activist Vikrant Tongad had filed the case in the NGT, and had marked six areas near the Surajpur wetland, claiming that these were part of the wetland’s connection channel.(HT Photo)
Activist Vikrant Tongad had filed the case in the NGT, and had marked six areas near the Surajpur wetland, claiming that these were part of the wetland’s connection channel.(HT Photo)

Conservationists will move SC for protecting six more wetlands

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Snehil Sinha
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2018 03:15 AM IST
The National Green tribunal had earlier ruled that these marshy areas, adjoining the Surajpur wetland in Greater Noida, are not wetlands as there are no revenue records to support claim.
A book on the ramifications of caste on the Dalits in modern India, a naxalite’s prison diary, and a study of the colonial view of India - all this on the weekend reading list.(HT Team)
A book on the ramifications of caste on the Dalits in modern India, a naxalite’s prison diary, and a study of the colonial view of India - all this on the weekend reading list.(HT Team)

HT Picks: Good reads of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 06:47 PM IST
This week’s interesting reads
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