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A delegation of Opposition leaders comprising Sharad Pawar, Rahul Gandhi, D Raja, Sitaram Yechury, and TKS Elangovan called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan and presented a memorandum.(PTI)

Opposition leaders meet President, seek repeal of farm laws

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 08:28 PM IST
The delegation of opposition parties alleged that the government had “insulted” the farmers by getting these passed in Parliament in an “undemocratic” manner without any discussion and consultations.
A medic waits for citizens at a Covid-19 test centre, Bangalore, September 17, 2020(PTI)
A medic waits for citizens at a Covid-19 test centre, Bangalore, September 17, 2020(PTI)

A White paper on Covid-19

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 09:57 PM IST
It will help both current policymaking and serve as a historical record
Congress party leaders and workers protest against the BJP government at  Panchkula.(Sant Arora/HT)
Congress party leaders and workers protest against the BJP government at  Panchkula.(Sant Arora/HT)

Cong members protest against ‘murder of democracy’ by BJP, forget social distancing

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Panchkula
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 08:53 PM IST
MLAs and local leaders who attended the protest in an open ground in Panchkula’s Sector 5 sat in tents close to each other holding placards. Many of them did not wear face masks
While there were no press briefings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, opposition leaders have started contacting other states to arrange for the return of the workers.(ANI)
While there were no press briefings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, opposition leaders have started contacting other states to arrange for the return of the workers.(ANI)

Two trains to bring back migrants to West Bengal: CM

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya and Joydeep Thakur
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2020 04:37 AM IST
One train will ferry 1,200 pilgrims from Rajasthan and another will bring back migrants from Kerala, officials familiar with the matter said.
Social harmony remains fragile. A united political class will help win trust(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Social harmony remains fragile. A united political class will help win trust(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Include the Opposition in executive decision-making | Opinion

By Vivek Katju
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2020 07:18 PM IST
Covid-19 is the greatest challenge India has faced since Independence. The political class must unite to face it
The police failed people of both religions. But the ineptitude or callousness was compounded by reports of communal bias when it came to police action in Muslim neighbourhoods(REUTERS)
The police failed people of both religions. But the ineptitude or callousness was compounded by reports of communal bias when it came to police action in Muslim neighbourhoods(REUTERS)

Delhi riots: How India has failed its riot victims. Twice over, writes Barkha Dutt

UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 06:37 PM IST
No politician, from those in power to Opposition leaders, has reached out to the victims of the riot.
Shiromani Akali Dal legislators, led by Bikram Singh Majithia, holding a protest outside the Punjab assembly in Chandigarh on Monday afternoon.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Shiromani Akali Dal legislators, led by Bikram Singh Majithia, holding a protest outside the Punjab assembly in Chandigarh on Monday afternoon.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Punjab assembly adjourned twice after Oppn guns for police chief over Kartarpur Corridor remark

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2020 03:06 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party, Akali legislators rush to well of the House, raising slogans against Dinkar Gupta, prompting Speaker to adjourn proceedings twice for 30 minutes each
Members of Rajya Sabha during the ongoing session of parliament in New Delhi. (PTI)
Members of Rajya Sabha during the ongoing session of parliament in New Delhi. (PTI)

Marching to well may cost Rajya Sabha members voting rights

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 05:31 AM IST
The panel has also suggested that discussions under rule 267— a route favoured by Opposition parties demanding an urgent debate — be restricted to just half-an-hour and all the rules be made gender-neutral.
In many parts of Delhi, protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act have been taking place, Dec 19, 2019(AP)
In many parts of Delhi, protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act have been taking place, Dec 19, 2019(AP)

First mobile services shutdown in parts of Delhi ends, CAA protests continue

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 03:41 PM IST
According to a Delhi Police order accessed by HT, the four mobile companies in the national capital were told to switch off cell towers that service
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Mandate in favour of Cong and JJP, so they must unite: Hooda

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sunil Rahar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 11:03 PM IST
The Congress may have been trailing behind BJP in Haryana, but the trends are a big boost to the grand old party, especially former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda who spearheaded the campaigning. HT spoke with Hooda to know what worked for the party and his plans
For decades, Pawar’s strength mostly came from this region and its co-operative doyens, who in turn got their clout from network of sugar mills, milk dairies and banks.(HT Photo)
For decades, Pawar’s strength mostly came from this region and its co-operative doyens, who in turn got their clout from network of sugar mills, milk dairies and banks.(HT Photo)

Maha polls: The battle in western Maharashtra

Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 08:09 AM IST
For the Opposition, this battle in its erstwhile stronghold is likely to be for survival and hence the most crucial. It is the only region in the state where the Congress-NCP retained some of their base in the 2014 Assembly polls.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis inductes Navi Mumbai NCP strongman Ganesh Naik along with its 54 Corporators from Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) into BJP during an event held at CIDCO Exhibition Center Vashi in Navi Mumbai.(Photo: Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis inductes Navi Mumbai NCP strongman Ganesh Naik along with its 54 Corporators from Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) into BJP during an event held at CIDCO Exhibition Center Vashi in Navi Mumbai.(Photo: Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

BJP sees heir strikes; family clout, money work in favour

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 05:45 AM IST
Ahead of the Assembly polls in October, a majority of Opposition leaders the BJP has recently inducted have come from the established political stock.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.(Reuters file photo)
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.(Reuters file photo)

UK PM Johnson will be held to account on Wednesday, says Labour’s Corbyn

England | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 09:44 PM IST
Earlier on Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament was unlawful, prompting several opposition leaders to demand that the prime minister step down.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis interacts with the media.(Kunal Patil/HT)
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis interacts with the media.(Kunal Patil/HT)

One-sided Maha election: Why the perception?

By Shailesh Gaikwad, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2019 10:44 PM IST
Maharashtra witnessed such a direct fight in 2004 and 2009 Assembly elections, and in both these elections, the Congress-NCP combine succeeded in retaining power.
Opposition leaders targeted Union labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar and accused him of insulting people of north India on Sunday
Opposition leaders targeted Union labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar and accused him of insulting people of north India on Sunday

Santosh Gangwar’s employment remark draws Oppn flak, aide clarifies

Bareilly | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 11:56 PM IST
The comments came amid criticism of the government over India’s unemployment rate rising to a 45-year high of 6.1% in 2017-18, data of which was released in May.
Scientists monitor, as Vikram Lander begins its descent on the south pole of the moon, at ISRO office in Bengaluru on Saturday.(ANI photo)
Scientists monitor, as Vikram Lander begins its descent on the south pole of the moon, at ISRO office in Bengaluru on Saturday.(ANI photo)

Isro receives praise from Prez, Opposition leaders

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 11:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed confidence that a “new dawn and brighter tomorrow” awaits Isro after the learning experience.
Congress general secretary K C Venugopal called Shivakumar’s arrest “a clear case of political vendetta by the fascist BJP government at the Centre”.(HT image)
Congress general secretary K C Venugopal called Shivakumar’s arrest “a clear case of political vendetta by the fascist BJP government at the Centre”.(HT image)

ED action sparks violent protests across Karnataka, buses damaged

Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 01:45 AM IST
Former CM Siddaramaiah, who participated in protests in Mysuru, said that central government agencies were being used to target opposition leaders.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy (EPS) left for a 13-day foreign trip to Britain, USA and Dubai to woo investors.(PTI)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy (EPS) left for a 13-day foreign trip to Britain, USA and Dubai to woo investors.(PTI)

Tamil Nadu CM begins first foreign visit after war of words with Stalin

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 09:12 PM IST
Opposition leader and DMK President M K Stalin questioned the rationale behind chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami’s trip since nothing tangible had materialized from the AIADMK government’s two highly-publicised Global Investors Meet.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in conversation with opposition party leaders at Srinagar Airport in Srinagar on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in conversation with opposition party leaders at Srinagar Airport in Srinagar on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

‘Got a taste of brute force’: Rahul Gandhi on Kashmir visit

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 08:25 PM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir government had issued a statement asking political leaders not to visit the Valley as it would disturb the gradual restoration of peace and normal life.
A delegation of opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sitaram Yechuri, D. Raja and Majeed Memon returns from Srinagar, in New Delhi on Saturday August 24, 2019.(Photo: Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
A delegation of opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sitaram Yechuri, D. Raja and Majeed Memon returns from Srinagar, in New Delhi on Saturday August 24, 2019.(Photo: Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Rahul-led Oppn leaders sent back from Srinagar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 11:43 PM IST
The administration said the presence of the opposition leaders, who had intended to assess the ground situation in Jammu and Kashmir after the effective revocation of its special status, could affect normalcy in the state.
Security personnel stand guard near barricades in Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi /HT PHOTO)
Security personnel stand guard near barricades in Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi /HT PHOTO)

‘Never seen such contradictions,’ says Ghulam Nabi Azad ahead of Srinagar visit

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 10:54 AM IST
Ahead of the visit by Opposition leaders including former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, the Jammu and Kashmir administration asked them to call off the visit because they would be putting other people to inconvenience.
The YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh had downgraded former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s security in June.(HT PHOTO)
The YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh had downgraded former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s security in June.(HT PHOTO)

Andhra Pradesh high court restores Chandrababu Naidu’s security cover

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2019 09:11 PM IST
The high court ordered the restoration of Chandrababu Naidu’s security cover with 97 personnel from the state police department.
On Wednesday,(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
On Wednesday,(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

‘Dear Maalik ji…’: Rahul Gandhi’s tweet reply to J&K Guv has a request and more

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 02:55 AM IST
A statement from Governor Satya Pal Malik’s office on Tuesday evening accused Rahul Gandhi of politicising the Kashmir situation and blamed the Congress of imposing too many “pre-conditions”.
Pralhad Joshi said floor coordination became crucial in pushing through the crucial provisions related to Jammu and Kashmir on the last two days of the session that ended on(ANI Photo)
Pralhad Joshi said floor coordination became crucial in pushing through the crucial provisions related to Jammu and Kashmir on the last two days of the session that ended on(ANI Photo)

‘For Article 370 move, personal calls to senior opposition leaders helped clinch majority vote’: Pralhad Joshi

New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 11:40 AM IST
Pralhad Joshi said, “This bill was brought on {August} 5th and 6th. There were so many bills like MV {motor vehicle} bill which was passed in the extended time... it was not just because of 370... Because of huge pendency, we were forced to extend.”
Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in Rajya Sabha on Aug 2, 2019. (Photo:ANI)
Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in Rajya Sabha on Aug 2, 2019. (Photo:ANI)

Amit Shah pilots anti-terror bill in RS, gets powers to designate terrorists

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 08:28 AM IST
Home Minister Amit Shah attacked the Congress during the debate telling the party to look at ‘its past’ before accusing the government of misusing the law.
The RJD on Saturday announced that party leader Tejashwi Yadav will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate in the 2020 Bihar Assembly polls.(PTI Photo)
The RJD on Saturday announced that party leader Tejashwi Yadav will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate in the 2020 Bihar Assembly polls.(PTI Photo)

RJD backs Tejashwi as CM face for 2020 polls

Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 01:54 PM IST
The announcement was made during the party’s national executive meeting here, in the presence of senior party leaders Jaiprakash Narayan Yadav, former MP and RJD state President Ramchander Purve.
(From left) Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar and Shiv Sena leader Anil Patankar at the BEST headquarters on Tuesday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
(From left) Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar and Shiv Sena leader Anil Patankar at the BEST headquarters on Tuesday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)

Mumbaiites, your BEST commute is set to get cheaper as panel clears proposal to reduce fares

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 09:00 AM IST
The proposal will now be sent to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which is likely to take a decision on June 27, and it will later be forwarded to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority (MMRTA) for final approval.
PM Modi, defence minister Rajnath Singh and union home minister Amit Shah leaving the Parliament house after all-party meet on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta/ HT photo)
PM Modi, defence minister Rajnath Singh and union home minister Amit Shah leaving the Parliament house after all-party meet on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta/ HT photo)

PM Modi forms ‘one nation, one poll’ panel amid Oppn dissent

Hindustan Times,New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 11:01 PM IST
In its manifesto, the BJP had committed to the idea of simultaneous elections, or ‘one nation, one poll’ for Parliament, State assemblies and local bodies and had promised to build consensus on this issue with all other parties.
The reply states that action has been taken against 41 state government employees for posting such comments against the chief minister and other ministers.(HT Photo)
The reply states that action has been taken against 41 state government employees for posting such comments against the chief minister and other ministers.(HT Photo)

In Kerala, 119 people booked in 3 years for ‘objectionable’ posts against CM

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 04:21 PM IST
A reply document that has been uploaded on the Legislative Assembly website shows that cases have been registered against 12 state government/semi-governmental employees and one central government employee.
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