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The BJP is set to win eight out of the 10 Uttar Pradesh seats and also bag the only Uttarakhand seat that go to poll on November 9.(ANI)

RS polls set to push up BJP tally in House

By Saubhadra Chatterji and Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 01:12 AM IST
The Congress-led Opposition’s tally is likely to go down below 100 for the first time in the recent past, creating more space for the Narendra Modi government to push legislations in the Upper House.
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The next step is about taking things beyond guns and gizmos(PTI)
The next step is about taking things beyond guns and gizmos(PTI)

The Delhi-DC strategic dance | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 08:19 PM IST
Defence ties are on a firm footing. Now expand tech and economic cooperation
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States can dictate quantities traders can store and also restrict the movement of any commodity deemed “essential”.(Hindustan Times)
States can dictate quantities traders can store and also restrict the movement of any commodity deemed “essential”.(Hindustan Times)

Decoding the impact of ECA amendments

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 12:28 AM IST
The Essential Commodities Act 1955, which the bill amends, is mainly used to curb inflation by allowing the Centre to enable control by state governments of trade in a wide variety of commodities.
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**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** New Delhi: Parliamentarians in Lok Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (LSTV/PTI Photo)(PTI20-09-2020_000128B)(PTI)
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** New Delhi: Parliamentarians in Lok Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (LSTV/PTI Photo)(PTI20-09-2020_000128B)(PTI)

One in five bills sent to panels during NDA’s 2nd term: Data

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 12:30 AM IST
The government has so far introduced 82 bills in Parliament since it won the general elections in 2019. Only 17 of them have been referred to various standing committees for in-depth reviews, the data says.
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The Cabinet Committee on Security is expected to clear a US 2 billion acquisition of 2 PHALCON AWACS.
The Cabinet Committee on Security is expected to clear a US 2 billion acquisition of 2 PHALCON AWACS.

Govt to clear $2 billion deal for Israeli-made AWACS amid stand-off with China

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Work has begun to build a road over the glaciated Saser La to link up Daulat Beg Oldie with Sansoma and acquire 200 tactical drones for the army’s battalion commanders
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice-President Joe Biden, Delaware, US, August 12(REUTERS)
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice-President Joe Biden, Delaware, US, August 12(REUTERS)

Joe Biden reassures India | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 05:54 AM IST
His early interventions show India has no reason to worry even if power shifts
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Last Monday, the Chinese foreign ministry posted a statement on its website claiming that maintaining peace along the disputed boundary and deepening strategic trust with India was one of China’s key priorities.(Chinese defence ministry)
Last Monday, the Chinese foreign ministry posted a statement on its website claiming that maintaining peace along the disputed boundary and deepening strategic trust with India was one of China’s key priorities.(Chinese defence ministry)

PLA still at LAC, India plans new ways to counter China’s wolf-warrior diplomacy

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 02:43 PM IST
The situation in the Gogra-Hot Springs area near Kongka La is no different -- the PLA is where it transgressed, with an objective to come up to the Kugrang River, a tributary of the Shyok River.
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Seven companies evinced interest in the construction of the new parliament building as part of the Narendra Modi government’s ambitious Central Vista redevelopment project, HT reported on July 15.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Seven companies evinced interest in the construction of the new parliament building as part of the Narendra Modi government’s ambitious Central Vista redevelopment project, HT reported on July 15.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Centre zeroes in on three firms for new Parliament

By Anisha Dutta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 06:51 AM IST
CPWD invited pre-qualification bids in a two-bid system to construct the triangular shaped building on a built-up area of around 60,000 square metres on plot number 118 of the Parliament House Estate, adjacent to the current Parliament building.
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Will the self-reliance campaign create local manufacturing to substitute certain import items?(Bloomberg)
Will the self-reliance campaign create local manufacturing to substitute certain import items?(Bloomberg)

Disentangling India’s trade surplus

By Aashish Chandorkar
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 06:55 AM IST
Exports are slowly bouncing back, even as the fall in imports in certain categories isn’t bad news
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An army convoy on the move from Srinagar to Leh on Wednesday .(Wasem Andrabi/HT PHOTO)
An army convoy on the move from Srinagar to Leh on Wednesday .(Wasem Andrabi/HT PHOTO)

Centre responsible for death of 20 soldiers in Ladakh, says Congress

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 06:04 PM IST
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said it was the failure of the central government that led to the death of 20 soldiers in Ladakh’s Galwan valley.
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According to officials, the discussions indicate that the Centre is preparing to further ease restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
According to officials, the discussions indicate that the Centre is preparing to further ease restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Inter-ministerial talks begin on SOPs for schools, Metro trains

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 12:10 AM IST
The biggest issue, according to one of the officials, is crowd management in metro and suburban rails while children’s safety would be of paramount importance in the schools.
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The Galwan Valley confrontation is the latest in a series of confrontations triggered by Chinese attempts to hinder, if not block, India’s infrastructure construction along the border(HTPHOTO)
The Galwan Valley confrontation is the latest in a series of confrontations triggered by Chinese attempts to hinder, if not block, India’s infrastructure construction along the border(HTPHOTO)

India is right to be firm on China | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 06:50 PM IST
Tell Beijing its escalation will impact the overall relationship
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A migrant labourer and his son on their way to Giridh district, Jharkhand, Ranchi, May 15, 2020(Diwakar Prasad/HTPhoto)
A migrant labourer and his son on their way to Giridh district, Jharkhand, Ranchi, May 15, 2020(Diwakar Prasad/HTPhoto)

Centre’s Covid-19 report card: It recognised the threat, but slipped on migrants, economy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 06:09 PM IST
As India prepares for the next phase in the battle, it should build on the strengths and remedy the weaknesses.
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The first part of India’s ₹20 lakh crore economic package was announced on Wednesday — the second, if one factors in the relief to the poor and marginalised announced in late March, and the Reserve Bank’s announcements in March and April — and it provides some indications on what the government hopes to achieve.(REUTERS)
The first part of India’s ₹20 lakh crore economic package was announced on Wednesday — the second, if one factors in the relief to the poor and marginalised announced in late March, and the Reserve Bank’s announcements in March and April — and it provides some indications on what the government hopes to achieve.(REUTERS)

Boosting the economy

UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 09:35 PM IST
Putting money in the hands of individuals, businesses is key
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Forty-five percent of CEOs expect the economy to take more than a year to revive and 36% think the recovery will take six months to a year, the CII poll found.(Bloomberg)
Forty-five percent of CEOs expect the economy to take more than a year to revive and 36% think the recovery will take six months to a year, the CII poll found.(Bloomberg)

CEOs see 40% revenue dip in June quarter: Poll

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 02:18 AM IST
More than half the CEOs foresee job losses after the lockdown ends, said the poll. Businesses have largely refrained from layoffs, but the hit suffered by their revenue streams has started causing financial distresses which would deepen if they remain shut longer, making job losses inevitable, the survey warned.
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The panel earlier had three officials from the Prime Minister’s Office, and now there will be just two PMO representatives(PTI)
The panel earlier had three officials from the Prime Minister’s Office, and now there will be just two PMO representatives(PTI)

Eleven empowered groups reshuffled

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2020 01:50 AM IST
The secretary of the department of economic affairs, Tarun Bajaj, will lead the group on economy and welfare affairs, replacing his predecessor, Atanu Chakraborty, who retired.
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The Delhi riots are expected to dominate proceeding in Parliament on Monday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi riots are expected to dominate proceeding in Parliament on Monday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Fireworks over Delhi riots likely in Parliament as Budget session resumes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2020 10:50 AM IST
The Congress has announced it will press for Union home minister Amit Shah’s resignation and will spare no efforts to attack the Narendra Modi government over the riots.
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The policy gap between Mr Trump and Washington is large and widening. When the two Americas do not see eye to eye, the results can be disastrous for the country and the world(PTI)
The policy gap between Mr Trump and Washington is large and widening. When the two Americas do not see eye to eye, the results can be disastrous for the country and the world(PTI)

US’s differing foreign policies| HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 07:49 PM IST
Trump’s visit was a success. But a trade deal remains elusive
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India is also looking to collaboration with the US in the energy sector and increased oil and gas purchases as a means to reduce the trade deficit and ensure balanced trade(Bloomberg via Getty Images)
India is also looking to collaboration with the US in the energy sector and increased oil and gas purchases as a means to reduce the trade deficit and ensure balanced trade(Bloomberg via Getty Images)

India, US to ink pact for clean fuel to remote areas

By Rezaul H Laskar and Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 02:14 PM IST
The two sides are expected to sign at least five agreements in areas ranging from nuclear power to homeland security during Trump’s two-day visit beginning on February 24.
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An anti-CAA and NRC protest, Lucknow, January 20, 2020(PTI)
An anti-CAA and NRC protest, Lucknow, January 20, 2020(PTI)

India needs to restore its image as a pluralist democracy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2020 07:23 PM IST
It cannot play up foreign points of view when favourable (remember it invited MEPs to Kashmir), and dismiss them as irrelevant when unfavourable. India needs to restore its image as a healthy democracy, committed to pluralism. Fix the product, and the messaging.
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Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday called for structural reforms and more fiscal measures to revive consumption demand and the overall growth(Bloomberg)
Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday called for structural reforms and more fiscal measures to revive consumption demand and the overall growth(Bloomberg)

Budget 2020: Shaktikanta Das bats for more structural reforms to revive growth ahead of budget

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 08:31 PM IST
Budget 2020: The Narendra Modi government in its second term will present the first full budget next Saturday, at a time when the advance estimate of GDP has projected nominal growth plunging to a 48-year-low of 7.5 per cent and real growth hitting an 11-year low of 5 per cent or thereabout.
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Minister Naqvi dons writer’s hat with aim to promote harmony

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 12:00 AM IST
The story revolves around the fortunes Ghazala and Shalini, both daughters of religious leaders belonging to different communities.
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(From left) Ram Madhav and Manish Tiwari during the concluding day of Military Literature Festival-2019 at Lake Club in Chandigarh on Sunday(Keshav Singh/HT)
(From left) Ram Madhav and Manish Tiwari during the concluding day of Military Literature Festival-2019 at Lake Club in Chandigarh on Sunday(Keshav Singh/HT)

‘People will get their political rights ’: BJP’s Ram Madhav on abrogation of Article 370

By Aishwarya Khosla | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 07:25 AM IST
‘BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav says political dissenters will be released soon
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Malerkotla remains shut, Razia Sultana joins protest

By Avtar Singh | Hindustan Times, Malerkotla, Malerkotla (sangrur)
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2019 11:12 PM IST
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Development will suffer if the majority is out of sync with the government. It will also suffer if the minority feels alienated(Deepak Gupta/ Hindustan Times)
Development will suffer if the majority is out of sync with the government. It will also suffer if the minority feels alienated(Deepak Gupta/ Hindustan Times)

It is time for a new social contract | Opinion

By Swapan Dasgupta
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 07:59 PM IST
The gulf between Hindus and Muslims appears to have grown. A sustained conversation is needed
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One of the flagship projects of the Narendra Modi government is the cleaning of river Ganga. After coming to power in 2014, it set up the National Mission for Cleaning Ganga and launched the Namami Gange programme (2015) with a budget outlay of Rs 20,000 crore.(HT PHOTO)
One of the flagship projects of the Narendra Modi government is the cleaning of river Ganga. After coming to power in 2014, it set up the National Mission for Cleaning Ganga and launched the Namami Gange programme (2015) with a budget outlay of Rs 20,000 crore.(HT PHOTO)

To clean the Ganga, take a holistic approach | HT editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 08:12 PM IST
Along with focusing on the main stem river, take care of its tributaries also
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Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the Centre’s move to demonetise high- value currency notes on this day in 2016 was a futile exercise(ANI)
Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the Centre’s move to demonetise high- value currency notes on this day in 2016 was a futile exercise(ANI)

Note ban was futile exercise, knew it would ruin lives: Mamata Banerjee

By Press Trust of India | Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 12:51 PM IST
The saffron party was quick to hit back, claiming that the global financial crisis had a cascading effect on India’s economy and demonetisation had no role in it.
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The Youth Congress will protest outside the Reserve Bank of India in Delhi on the third anniversary of Demonetisation(AP Photo/File)
The Youth Congress will protest outside the Reserve Bank of India in Delhi on the third anniversary of Demonetisation(AP Photo/File)

Demonetisation ‘still a mystery’ even after 3 years, says Youth Congress

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 12:33 PM IST
Narendra Modi government had invalidated Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes on November 8 in 2016 and said crackdown on black money was one of its main objectives. Its political opponents have maintained that the move was aimed to benefit a few industrialists and resulted in massive job losses in the informal sector.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally, Ellenabad, Sirsa, Haryana, October 19, 2019(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally, Ellenabad, Sirsa, Haryana, October 19, 2019(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

To the BJP, voters send a reminder, writes Rajdeep Sardesai

UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 08:58 AM IST
The party’s invincible march is paused. But the Opposition’s defeatist mindset helps the BJP
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India must emphasise that despite current challenges, the government plans to restore both democracy and civil rights in Jammu and Kashmir(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
India must emphasise that despite current challenges, the government plans to restore both democracy and civil rights in Jammu and Kashmir(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

In the US, India’s perception battle | HT editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 06:56 PM IST
Address the issues that are part of the American Left narrative
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