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The Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways VK Singh sought to allay fears on Minimum Support Price (MSP) and other issues, saying MSP will carry on while contract farming will only benefit the farmers.(PTI)

Farmers’ protests more political in nature, says Union minister VK Singh

Thanjavur | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Speaking to reporters here ahead of his interaction with farmers, the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways claimed that “actual farmers are very happy with what has been done in last six months.
Minister of state for finance and corporate affairs Anurag Thakur talking about the recovery post unlock, said, it has been broad-based and has not come only from the agriculture sector.(Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times)
Minister of state for finance and corporate affairs Anurag Thakur talking about the recovery post unlock, said, it has been broad-based and has not come only from the agriculture sector.(Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times)

India can achieve double-digit growth with expansion of manufacturing base, says MoS Thakur

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 02:41 PM IST
The minister of state for finance said that in the past six years, the Modi government has consistently introduced reforms that have brought about significant changes.
Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan congratulated Indian origin leaders for doing exceptionally well in the United States elections.(PTI file photo)
Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan congratulated Indian origin leaders for doing exceptionally well in the United States elections.(PTI file photo)

Indians are proud of Kamala Harris and wish her success, says MoS Muraleedharan

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:37 PM IST
Muraleedharan was addressing a virtual Pravasi Bharatiya Divas conference on the theme “Role of Diaspora in Promotion of Indian Culture Abroad.”
The farmers are protesting against the three new farm bills passed by the Parliament in September.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
The farmers are protesting against the three new farm bills passed by the Parliament in September.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Protest not in favour of country, farmers should accept proposal, says MoS Som Prakash

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:28 PM IST
On Tuesday, leaders of farmer unions held a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal at Shah’s residence.
Farmer leaders having food that they had carried at Vigyan Bhawan during the fifth round of talks with the Central Government, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Farmer leaders having food that they had carried at Vigyan Bhawan during the fifth round of talks with the Central Government, in New Delhi.(ANI)

Farmers deny government’s hospitality during fifth round of talks

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 09:23 PM IST
Union leaders said they had their own food and tea during a break, rather than having what was arranged by the government at Vigyan Bhawan, the meeting venue.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the Atal Tunnel as defence minister Rajnath Singh, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and army chief General MM Naravane look on at Rohtang near Manali on Saturday.(PTI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the Atal Tunnel as defence minister Rajnath Singh, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and army chief General MM Naravane look on at Rohtang near Manali on Saturday.(PTI photo)

Atal Tunnel is a symbol of Atmanirbhar Bharat, will strengthen border infrastructure: PM Modi

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 03:04 PM IST
ENGINEERING FEAT The 9.02-km Atal Tunnel running under the 13,050-ft Rohtang Pass on the Manali-Leh axis is the highest motorable highway tunnel in the world.
Rs 2,000 notes were introduced after the government announced the demonetisation of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8, 2016.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Rs 2,000 notes were introduced after the government announced the demonetisation of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8, 2016.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

RBI did not print even one Rs 2,000 note in 2019-20

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore and Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 04:16 PM IST
The number of Rs 2,000 notes peaked at 3.36 billion units (or pieces) in 2017-18. This number dropped to 3.29 billion in 2018-19. It has fallen again to 2.73 billion in 2019-20
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF), a loan financing facility for enhancing post-harvest infrastructure, August 09(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF), a loan financing facility for enhancing post-harvest infrastructure, August 09(PTI)

Boosting agricultural infra

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 08:10 PM IST
It will help. But the economy needs immediate support too
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal distributing milk powder to a beneficiary in Chandigarh on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal distributing milk powder to a beneficiary in Chandigarh on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)

Khattar govt to distribute free sanitary napkins to 23 lakh women every month

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 01:20 AM IST
CM says the state government has been laying special emphasis on the overall development of women and children.
Prafful has been honoured with “Puneri Pagdi” & “Divine social award” at Pune Yerwada Central Jail for his contribution in social service through various social cause and activities.
Prafful has been honoured with “Puneri Pagdi” & “Divine social award” at Pune Yerwada Central Jail for his contribution in social service through various social cause and activities.

Know why Prafful Sarda is an invincible leader

UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 07:22 PM IST
Mr. Sarda, a young and dynamic entrepreneur, columnist and Civil Rights Activist is an OSD (officer on Special Duty) to Dr. Raghunath Kuchik, Chairman of MWAC holding Minister of State (R) Govt of Maharashtra.
Uttar Pradesh police has begun their search for Dubey on a war-footing.(SOURCED)
Uttar Pradesh police has begun their search for Dubey on a war-footing.(SOURCED)

Vikas Dubey: Man behind Kanpur firing wanted for 60 cases of murder, robbery

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 11:32 AM IST
Vikas Dubey was wanted for several high profile murder cases.
Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik attends two-day “Defence Conclave 2020” in Gujarat via video-conferencing.(Twitter)
Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik attends two-day “Defence Conclave 2020” in Gujarat via video-conferencing.(Twitter)

‘Domestic defence-manufacturing to help nation safeguard its prosperity’: MoS Defence

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 12:12 PM IST
Naik emphasised on the huge opportunity the defence sector presents for the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
Elephants pull a 15-year-old pregnant wild elephant who died after suffering injuries, in Velliyar River, Palakkad district of Kerala.(AP)
Elephants pull a 15-year-old pregnant wild elephant who died after suffering injuries, in Velliyar River, Palakkad district of Kerala.(AP)

Kerala elephant may have accidentally eaten cracker-filled fruit: Environment ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 01:50 PM IST
Locals illegally plant explosive-filled fruits to repel wild boars from entering plantation farms, primary investigation noted.
During the virtual celebration of World Environment Day 2020, themed as ‘Nature and Biodiversity’, Javadekar launched the Nagar Van or Urban Forests with 200 corporations and cities across India while urging people to actively participate and increase the tree cover in their areas.(UNSPLASH)
During the virtual celebration of World Environment Day 2020, themed as ‘Nature and Biodiversity’, Javadekar launched the Nagar Van or Urban Forests with 200 corporations and cities across India while urging people to actively participate and increase the tree cover in their areas.(UNSPLASH)

World Environment Day 2020: Centre launches programme to increase forest cover in urban areas

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 11:10 AM IST
There is a need to increase forest cover in urban areas to create and enhance their lung capacities, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday at an event to mark World Environment Day virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A video showing him cutting the children’s hair has gone viral on social media.(Twitter/@drdwivedisatish)
A video showing him cutting the children’s hair has gone viral on social media.(Twitter/@drdwivedisatish)

UP minister gives a haircut to his children in home, amuses netizens. Watch

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 11:02 PM IST
Satish Dwivedi, the minister of state for basic education, said the hair of his son and daughter had grown long and messy and he decided to give them a haircut.
Doctors attend to patients outside the hospital building during lockdown.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Doctors attend to patients outside the hospital building during lockdown.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Akbar, who was the minister of state for external affairs at the time the allegation was made, resigned shortly after facing allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment from Ramani and other women .(PTI)
Akbar, who was the minister of state for external affairs at the time the allegation was made, resigned shortly after facing allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment from Ramani and other women .(PTI)

MJ Akbar’s lawyer presents final arguments in defamation case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 04:17 AM IST
Akbar filed the case under section 499 of Indian Penal Code in November 2018 after Ramani made an allegation of sexual misconduct against him on Twitter in October 2018 during the Me Too movement.
HT Image(PTI)
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90 per cent of pending income tax cases to be settled under ‘Vivaad Se Vishwas’: Thakur

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India, 90 Per Cent Of Pending Income Tax Cases To Be Settled Under ‘vivaad Se Vishwas’: Thakur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 07:49 PM IST
The scheme is aimed at resolving tax disputes worth over Rs 9.32 lakh crore in 4.8 lakh cases.
The board recommended aligning the financial year of RBI, currently July-June, with the government’s fiscal year (April-March) from the year 2020-21.(PRADEEP GAUR/MINT)
The board recommended aligning the financial year of RBI, currently July-June, with the government’s fiscal year (April-March) from the year 2020-21.(PRADEEP GAUR/MINT)

RBI board recommends aligning accounting year with fiscal year from 2020-21

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 07:41 AM IST
The Central Board of Directors of the RBI at its 582nd meeting reviewed the current economic situation, global and domestic challenges and various areas of operations of the Reserve Bank.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during an election campaign rally ahead of the State Assembly polls, at Dwarka.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during an election campaign rally ahead of the State Assembly polls, at Dwarka.(PTI)

PM’s letter of appreciation to AI crew, health officials involved in Wuhan evacuation

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 08:48 PM IST
The letter would be handed over to the evacuation team, including Air India crew and Health Ministry officials, by the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, the PMO statement said.
Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI)

‘Six bank CEOs under CBI, ED investigation’: Govt

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 06:42 PM IST
MoS Anurag Thakur said that as per accordance with PIDPI, powers have been given to act on complaints on whistleblowers.
A dossier prepared by the police against former CM Omar Abdullah outlines his comments on social networking sites to instigate common people against the decisions on Articles 370 and 35-A which had the potential of disturbing public order.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
A dossier prepared by the police against former CM Omar Abdullah outlines his comments on social networking sites to instigate common people against the decisions on Articles 370 and 35-A which had the potential of disturbing public order.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

PSA dossier cites Omar Abdullah’s ‘considerable influence’ over people, Mehbooba’s pro-separatist stand

Jammu | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 10:13 PM IST
The PSA dossier prepared by the police against the 49-year-old Omar Abdullah states his ability to convince electorates to vote in huge numbers even during the peak of militancy.
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
Graffiti made by demonstrators as part of their ongoing sit-in against Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens at Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi on January 13.
Graffiti made by demonstrators as part of their ongoing sit-in against Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens at Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi on January 13.

States to meet Centre on Census, NPR today

Hindustasn Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 12:45 AM IST
The meeting, which will be chaired by minister of state for home, Nityanand Rai, will also be attended by the Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla and chief secretaries and census directors of states.
Shripad Naik, minister of state for Ayush, at an Ayurvedic stall at Tilak Mahavidyalaya in Pune, on Saturday.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Shripad Naik, minister of state for Ayush, at an Ayurvedic stall at Tilak Mahavidyalaya in Pune, on Saturday.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

Central govt will promote Ayurveda at district level, says Shripad Naik in Pune

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2019 04:56 PM IST
Naik also visited the exhibition of medical equipment and materials on the occasion
(From left) Ministry of home affairs joint secretary PS Srivastava, minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai, Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher and Dr Balram K Gupta releasing quality manuals at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Monday.(HT photo)
(From left) Ministry of home affairs joint secretary PS Srivastava, minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai, Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher and Dr Balram K Gupta releasing quality manuals at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Monday.(HT photo)

UT’s central forensic lab gets 99cr DNA analysis centre

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 12:59 AM IST
Centre will facilitate analysis of 2,000 criminal cases per year
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

Currency in circulation rises to Rs 21 lakh cr as on Mar’19: Anurag Thakur

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2019 07:49 PM IST
The value of total notes in circulation as at end of March 2019 stood at Rs 21,109 billion, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
The statement adds significance as last month RSS affiliates demanded regulation of content offered on OTT platforms or internet-based streaming services, pointing out that sexually explicit and “unsuitable” content was easily available for viewers under 18 years of age.(HT File)
The statement adds significance as last month RSS affiliates demanded regulation of content offered on OTT platforms or internet-based streaming services, pointing out that sexually explicit and “unsuitable” content was easily available for viewers under 18 years of age.(HT File)

No plan to censure online content, says government

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2019 03:22 AM IST
Dhotre, however, also pointed out that there are enough provisions in the existing legal structure to tackle and remove objectionable content from net.
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Chandigarh witnessed 9.7% hike in cancer cases between 2016-18

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2019 01:37 AM IST
Maximum prevalence is of breast cancer followed by colon and lung cancer mostly found in affluent societies, say experts
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Prevention of disqualification act to be amended to facilitate six MLAs as advisers

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 11:31 PM IST
CM also launches facility to facilitate electronic movement of government files
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