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People protested against some of the provisions of the bill like criminalising begging by transgender persons.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Transgender persons bill gets Lok Sabha approval

Ranchi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 08:33 AM IST
Replying on the bill, Minister of State for Social Justice Rattan Lal Kataria said it makes provision for establishing a national authority for safeguarding rights of transgenders.

From the archives of the Hindustan Times: August 1

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 06:42 PM IST
Government announced its decision in the Lok Sabha today (July 31) to grant Statehood to the Union Territory of Himachal Pradesh.
Grover, along with 50-60 musclemen, captured a booth.(HTFILE)
Grover, along with 50-60 musclemen, captured a booth.(HTFILE)

Haryana minister Manish Grover booked in booth capturing case

Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2019 04:23 AM IST
Action comes a day after a Rohtak court issued a contempt notice to Rohtak SP and SHO for ignoring orders to file case.
Iranian oil tanker ‘Grace 1’ was seized off the Spanish coast earlier this month by British marines and Gibraltar police.(REUTERS)
Iranian oil tanker ‘Grace 1’ was seized off the Spanish coast earlier this month by British marines and Gibraltar police.(REUTERS)

‘Calm and composed’: Govt says 24 Indians on Iranian vessel are ‘in high morale’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 08:33 PM IST
MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, at a media briefing, said India had sought consular access which was granted on Wednesday and a three-member team visited and met all the 24 crew members.
An archival image of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. (HT File Photo)
An archival image of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. (HT File Photo)

No documents in Russian archives on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, says Minister

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 05:39 PM IST
Bose, popularly known as Netaji, was one of India’s most prominent nationalist leaders who tried to wrest India’s freedom from the British by force from abroad during the latter part of World War II.
Lok Sabha on Wednesday saw an uproar over remarks of Trinamool Congress member Mahua Moitra.
Lok Sabha on Wednesday saw an uproar over remarks of Trinamool Congress member Mahua Moitra.

‘Anti-govt is not anti-national,’ TMC MP Mohua’s comment invites BJP wrath

New Delhi | By Asian New International
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 04:15 PM IST
Moitra, who was participating in the debate on the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019, said the Opposition was always at risk of being called anti-national.
Sheila Dikshit was a three-time chief minister of Delhi.
Sheila Dikshit was a three-time chief minister of Delhi.

‘I love Delhi and that’s what has kept me going’: Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 12:39 AM IST
Sheila Dikshit was fighting to revive the Congress party in the national capital until Friday, a day before she passed away.
The vote on introducing the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill 2019, went in favour of the government, but the opposition staged a walkout in protest.(Hindustan Times)
The vote on introducing the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill 2019, went in favour of the government, but the opposition staged a walkout in protest.(Hindustan Times)

Govt moves bill to amend RTI Act amid din, walkout

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2019 01:24 AM IST
The bill effectively demotes information commissioners from their current stature, which is equivalent to that of election commissioners, who enjoy fixed five-year tenures.
The amendments to the NHRC Bill propose the chairpersons of the National Commission for Backward Classes, the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights and the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities as members of the NHRC.(Hindustan Times)
The amendments to the NHRC Bill propose the chairpersons of the National Commission for Backward Classes, the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights and the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities as members of the NHRC.(Hindustan Times)

NHRC amendment bill cleared in House

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2019 01:11 AM IST
The Government assured that steps will be taken to protect human rights ‘round-the-clock’.
He also shared a video of the challenge on Facebook.(Instagram/kiren.rijiju)
He also shared a video of the challenge on Facebook.(Instagram/kiren.rijiju)

Watch: Kiren Rijiju aces bottle cap challenge, then sends out a message

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 05:01 PM IST
The bottle cap challenge requires one to untwist the loosely-fixed cap of a bottle with a roundhouse.
Former minister of state, MJ Akbar refuted allegations of sexual misconduct against him during cross examination in the case.(REUTERS)
Former minister of state, MJ Akbar refuted allegations of sexual misconduct against him during cross examination in the case.(REUTERS)

MJ Akbar refutes allegations of all sexual misconduct

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2019 10:17 PM IST
MJ Akbar, on Saturday said he had not selectively filed a criminal defamation complaint against journalist Priya Ramani.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee requested PM Modi to get the required constitutional amendment done during the current session of Parliament.(HT PHOTO.)
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee requested PM Modi to get the required constitutional amendment done during the current session of Parliament.(HT PHOTO.)

Request to rename Bengal yet to be approved: Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 07:20 AM IST
Hours after the reply, Banerjee wrote to Modi requesting him to expedite the process of renaming the state as ‘Bangla’. “The name West Bengal is in English and Paschim Bangla in Bengali and it does not bear the testimony of the classical history that our state has,” Banerjee wrote.
In a written answer to the Parliament, the Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai said there is “need to retain the provisions to effectively combat anti-national, secessionist and terrorist elements”.(HT PHOTO.)
In a written answer to the Parliament, the Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai said there is “need to retain the provisions to effectively combat anti-national, secessionist and terrorist elements”.(HT PHOTO.)

Sedition law won’t be scrapped: Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 11:31 PM IST
Scrapping the sedition law was one of the key poll promises of the Congress party and figured in the party’s manifesto as well. The Prime Minister had in his election campaign severely criticised the Congress and questioned its intention over this.
The Prime Minister had in his election campaign questioned Congress’ intention in opposing the law which the government sees as an effective instrument against alleged anti-national elements.(ANI FILE)
The Prime Minister had in his election campaign questioned Congress’ intention in opposing the law which the government sees as an effective instrument against alleged anti-national elements.(ANI FILE)

Sedition law will not be repealed, says Amit Shah’s ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 09:13 PM IST
The Congress party had made scrapping the law, a central piece of its poll manifesto and was attacked by the rival BJP for taking an alleged anti-national stance.
When asked about the reports stating that Hurriyat leaders are ready for talks with Central government, Singh said that terrorism in the state is on its last leg.(HT Photo)
When asked about the reports stating that Hurriyat leaders are ready for talks with Central government, Singh said that terrorism in the state is on its last leg.(HT Photo)

Jitendra Singh distributes free set-top boxes to residents near border area

Kathua | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 09:05 PM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in the Lok Sabha on June 28.
The current council of ministers headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has 18 Cabinet ministers, nine ministers of state (independent charge) and 13 ministers of state, in addition to two deputy chief ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma.(PTI)
The current council of ministers headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has 18 Cabinet ministers, nine ministers of state (independent charge) and 13 ministers of state, in addition to two deputy chief ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma.(PTI)

Reshuffle in Uttar Pradesh cabinet likely soon: Report

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 02:42 PM IST
The three cabinet ministers who contested the Lok Sabha election and won are S P Singh Baghel from Agra, Rita Bahuguna Joshi from Allahabad and Satyadev Pachauri from Kanpur.
MoS for power and renewable energy RK Singh is working on a plan to draft a new power tariff policy with the aim of reducing the price of electricity.(HTFILE)
MoS for power and renewable energy RK Singh is working on a plan to draft a new power tariff policy with the aim of reducing the price of electricity.(HTFILE)

‘Power sector reforms aimed at 24/7 supply in sustainable manner’: RK Singh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 08:43 AM IST
Minister of state for power and renewable energy RK Singh is working on a plan to draft a new power tariff policy with the aim of reducing the price of electricity and safeguarding consumers’ rights.
The state said they have sent a letter to the DGP asking him to set up separate cells in all districts to deal with drug trafficking.(HTFile)
The state said they have sent a letter to the DGP asking him to set up separate cells in all districts to deal with drug trafficking.(HTFile)

Maharashtra lawmakers demand capital punishment for drug trafficking

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2019 05:16 AM IST
CM Devendra Fadnavis, in a written reply, said they are taking preventive measures.

Maharashtra government to request CAG to audit bridges built by BMC in past five years

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2019 12:38 AM IST
The Maharashtra government will write to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to conduct an audit of all bridges constructed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in the past five years
Representative Image.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
Representative Image.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)

Two IAS dismissed, nine IPS officers suspended on corruption charges in last 5 years

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 08:45 PM IST
After obtaining sanction of the central government, the state government or investigating agency files the charge-sheets to prosecute the accused IAS / IPS officer before the court of law, the minister said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.
Amid chorus over lack of jobs, the government said over 6.84 lakh posts were vacant in different departments under it.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo/Representative Image)
Amid chorus over lack of jobs, the government said over 6.84 lakh posts were vacant in different departments under it.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo/Representative Image)

Need a job? Over 6.84 lakh posts in central govt departments are vacant

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 05:29 PM IST
Of the total sanctioned strength of 38.02 lakh, 31.18 lakh were filled as on March 1, 2018, leaving 6.84 lakh posts vacant, according to a written reply by Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh.
A ruling BJP member in the Lok Sabha countered Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s remarks that during calamities, only state-run telecom operators provide free services to subscribers.(PTI)
A ruling BJP member in the Lok Sabha countered Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s remarks that during calamities, only state-run telecom operators provide free services to subscribers.(PTI)

In Lok Sabha, minister Ravi Shankar Prasad countered by fellow party man

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 04:52 PM IST
Responding to supplementaries during Question Hour, Prasad said during natural calamities such as floods and cyclones, only state-run telecom companies BSNL and MTNL extend free services to subscribers.
The incident took place when a CRPF convoy, consisting of around 2,500 personnel, was attacked by a suicide bomber who rammed a car laden with explosives into one of the buses on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.(PTI FILE)
The incident took place when a CRPF convoy, consisting of around 2,500 personnel, was attacked by a suicide bomber who rammed a car laden with explosives into one of the buses on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.(PTI FILE)

‘There was no intelligence failure in Pulwama attack’: Government in Parliament

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 03:17 PM IST
On 14 February this year, 40 Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) personnel were killed in a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) orchestrated terror attack in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
The 47-year-old Patidar leader from Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district in Gujarat was the minister of state in charge of the ministry of road transport and highways, ministry of shipping and ministry of chemicals and fertilizers in the previous Modi government.(ANI)
The 47-year-old Patidar leader from Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district in Gujarat was the minister of state in charge of the ministry of road transport and highways, ministry of shipping and ministry of chemicals and fertilizers in the previous Modi government.(ANI)

Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya pedals to Parliament

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 01:17 PM IST
Mansukh Mandaviya had also cycled to the Rashtrapati Bhavan in May to take an oath as a minister for another term in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
Muslims staging a silent demonstration in protest of recent mob lynching of a Muslim youth at Jharkhand's Kharswan district at MG road in Ranchi.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Muslims staging a silent demonstration in protest of recent mob lynching of a Muslim youth at Jharkhand's Kharswan district at MG road in Ranchi.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

No NCRB data on mob lynchings: Minister tells LS

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2019 11:42 PM IST
Minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai said that the Centre had issued advisories to states on July 4 last year, to keep a watch on the circulation of fake news which can incite violence.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said those who were imprisoned during the Emergency will be provided pension and a citation.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said those who were imprisoned during the Emergency will be provided pension and a citation.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)

‘Those who served jail time during emergency to get pension’: Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 05:50 PM IST
Speaking in the state Assembly during the Question hour, Fadnavis said “pension was an honour more than money” for those who served jail term during the Emergency.
Dr Namita Pandey, breast oncological surgeon at Hiranandani Hospital, said, “Around 10-15 people out of 100 are genetically inclined to suffer from cancer.”(HT Photo)
Dr Namita Pandey, breast oncological surgeon at Hiranandani Hospital, said, “Around 10-15 people out of 100 are genetically inclined to suffer from cancer.”(HT Photo)

Cancer deaths rise by 5,727 in 3 years in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sadaguru Pandit
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 02:14 AM IST
According to the study, 9% of the total cases of cancer in the country were recorded in Maharashtra.
The convoy was headed to Dadpur village, where some vehicles were torched the previous night.(PTI)
The convoy was headed to Dadpur village, where some vehicles were torched the previous night.(PTI)

Gadchiroli Maoist attack: Cop who failed to follow procedure to be suspended

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya M S, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 12:46 AM IST
Sub-divisional police officer Shailesh Kale failed to enforce the standard operating procedure (SOP), which led to the killing of 15 policemen in a Maoist attack on May 1.
In 2016, CM Devendra Fadnavis had directed the civic body to set up a panel of independent experts, to come up with solutions to save water and work out equitable distribution of water.(HT Photo)
In 2016, CM Devendra Fadnavis had directed the civic body to set up a panel of independent experts, to come up with solutions to save water and work out equitable distribution of water.(HT Photo)

BMC to form expert panel to tackle water crisis

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 04:25 AM IST
The minister of state for urban development, Yogesh Sagar, was responding to a calling-attention motion tabled in the Council by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator Rahul Narvekar over shortage of water supply in south Mumbai.

Maharashtra Assembly clears bill to uphold admissions of Maratha PG medical students

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 08:47 AM IST
The Maharashtra Assembly on Thursday cleared the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act amendment bill that upholds admissions of 253 students from the Maratha community to post-graduate medical and dental courses
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