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The government’s first priority is to keep the pandemic spread under control. The second is to sustain the momentum of recovery, so that it enters the positive territory by the end of the third quarter(ANI)

The Indian economy is bouncing back | Opinion

By Jyotiraditya Scindia
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:42 AM IST
With a judicious mix of spending and structural reforms, the government has paved the way for an impressive recovery
A health worker collects swab samples to test for Covid-19 at Lesiure Valley in Chandigarh’s Sector 10.(HT Photo)
A health worker collects swab samples to test for Covid-19 at Lesiure Valley in Chandigarh’s Sector 10.(HT Photo)

Numbers of Covid cases, tests drop in Chandigarh

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 10:37 PM IST
Tests have dropped below the 1,000 mark since September 28, recording a low of 766 on Sunday, of which only 85 cases were positive.
HT Image
HT Image

No new Covid-19 case in Chandigarh after three weeks, PGI sends six patients home, most in a day

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 01:08 AM IST
Cured cases positive indicators that our recovery rate is consistently increasing and is comparable to the best in the country, says PGIMER director Dr Jagat Ram
March international passenger demand shrank 55.8 per cent compared to March 2019.(Unsplash)
March international passenger demand shrank 55.8 per cent compared to March 2019.(Unsplash)

Air passenger demand plunges as travel restrictions take hold: IATA

Geneva (Switzerland) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 07:10 AM IST
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for March showing that demand measured in total revenue passenger kilometres dived 52.9 per cent compared to the year-ago period.
A distress-ridden rural and informal sector has the potential of triggering a contagion in the formal economy as well(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
A distress-ridden rural and informal sector has the potential of triggering a contagion in the formal economy as well(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

What the Union Budget did not say | Opinion

Hindustan Times | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 05:36 PM IST
The focus should have been on rejuvenating the informal economy, not the vision of formalisation
A pedestrian passes in front of Google headquarters in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York.(Bloomberg)
A pedestrian passes in front of Google headquarters in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York.(Bloomberg)

Which company just hit $1 trillion? Google it.

New York | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Short interest in the stock, a measure of how many investors are betting on a price decline, is at 1%, near a 52-week high for the company and higher than competitors such as Microsoft and Facebook , according to Refinitv data.
IMF Managing Director said there has been a very strong growth in India over the last years and the IMF is projecting reasonably strong growth for the country.(Reuters Representative Image)
IMF Managing Director said there has been a very strong growth in India over the last years and the IMF is projecting reasonably strong growth for the country.(Reuters Representative Image)

India has worked on fundamentals, but problems need to be addressed: IMF

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 07:07 AM IST
The IMF on Tuesday trimmed India’s growth forecast by 90 basic points to 6.1 per cent. This is second downward revision in seven months and in total 120 basis points reduction. 100 basis points is equal to one percentage point.
This surge in the party’s strength in the Haryana assembly came just months after it managed to win seven of the eight parliamentary seats it contested in the state in the 2014 general elections.(HT image)
This surge in the party’s strength in the Haryana assembly came just months after it managed to win seven of the eight parliamentary seats it contested in the state in the 2014 general elections.(HT image)

How BJP gained ground in Haryana

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 07:56 AM IST
Even as the BJP had been contesting both general elections and assembly polls in Haryana over past four decades, it was a laggard until October 2014, when it won a majority in the state assembly for the first time.
Existing borrowers whose loans are linked to the MCLR (marginal cost of funds based lending rate) will not see any impact on immediately considering the reset clause. For instance, a loan linked to one-year MCLR and taken out in ,say, June, could see a reset only next June.(REUTERS)
Existing borrowers whose loans are linked to the MCLR (marginal cost of funds based lending rate) will not see any impact on immediately considering the reset clause. For instance, a loan linked to one-year MCLR and taken out in ,say, June, could see a reset only next June.(REUTERS)

SBI lowers lending rate by 15bps, loan EMIs set to ease

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Vivina Vishwanathan
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 09:46 AM IST
The reduction will make all loans cheaper; for instance, the rate on home loans will come down to 8.25% from 8.4%. On a 30 lakh loan over a 20-year period, the savings would be Rs 70,000.
Water logging was reported from some parts of the city, according to the civic bodies and the Delhi traffic police. The traffic police received at least five calls which reported about trees being uprooted due to rains.(HT Photo)
Water logging was reported from some parts of the city, according to the civic bodies and the Delhi traffic police. The traffic police received at least five calls which reported about trees being uprooted due to rains.(HT Photo)

Rain over 10 days brings city’s deficit down to 30%

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2019 04:25 AM IST
While Delhi was reeling under 85% rain deficiency till July 17, the deficiency has come down to around 30% on July 27. Since June 1, Delhi has received 163mm rain.
A View of St.Stephen's College at Delhi University in New Delhi(Hindustan Times)
A View of St.Stephen's College at Delhi University in New Delhi(Hindustan Times)

DU Admissions 2019: St. Stephen’s slashes cut-off for CST students

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 03:59 PM IST
St Stephen’s College on Tuesday revised the cut-off list for Christian Schedule Tribe (CST) students by around 8 to 10 percentage points.
The BJP won 62 out of the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 elections(Bloomberg File Photo)
The BJP won 62 out of the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 elections(Bloomberg File Photo)

End of SP-BSP alliance may help BJP strengthen position in Uttar Pradesh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore and Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 08:18 AM IST
The BJP won 62 out of the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 elections with a vote share of 49.6%. Compared to 2014, this is a decline of nine seats despite an increase of seven percentage points in vote share.
The finance ministry objected to the proposal, citing investments in the troubled IL&FS group companies as one of the factors.((Mint file photo))
The finance ministry objected to the proposal, citing investments in the troubled IL&FS group companies as one of the factors.((Mint file photo))

Citing IL&FS, govt seeks rethink of EPF rate hike

New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 08:27 AM IST
The EPF interest rate was at a five-year low of 8.55% in the 2017-18 fiscal, and the 8.65% proposal, made in the run-up to the general elections in February, would have benefited the roughly 45 million subscribers to the retirement savings accoun
The first merit lists for MU colleges were released on Monday.(HT File)
The first merit lists for MU colleges were released on Monday.(HT File)

First merit lists of Mumbai University colleges: Arts cut-off touches 98%

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Musab Qazi
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 12:36 PM IST
Experts attributed the rise in cut-offs in humanities programmes to the growing popularity of the Arts discipline.
Forex traders said investors welcomed the RBI policy decision as this would help to boost the slowing economy.(Bloomberg File Photo / Representative image)
Forex traders said investors welcomed the RBI policy decision as this would help to boost the slowing economy.(Bloomberg File Photo / Representative image)

Rupee opens marginally higher after RBI policy decision

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 10:40 AM IST
The rupee opened at 69.23 the interbank forex market then gained further ground to touch 69.21 per dollar amid positive opening in domestic equities.
French President Emmanuel Macron tasted defeat in European elections and is set to continue pushing both his agenda’s in the European Parliament.(Reuters File Photo)
French President Emmanuel Macron tasted defeat in European elections and is set to continue pushing both his agenda’s in the European Parliament.(Reuters File Photo)

Beaten but not vanquished, French president Emmanuel Macron seeks to shake-up EU parliament

Paris, France | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 09:44 AM IST
Macron’s Republic on the Move party finished second behind the far-right National Rally of his arch-rival Marine Le Pen, but the two parties ended up with less than 1.0 percentage point separating them.
A significant development in Bengal this time around was the decimation of the Left parties and the Congress, who have been rendered as fringe forces.(HT Photo)
A significant development in Bengal this time around was the decimation of the Left parties and the Congress, who have been rendered as fringe forces.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s party dents Trinamool

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 12:49 AM IST
TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee (Diamond Harbour seat) and Mimi Chakraborty (Jadavpur) leading by a comfortable victory margin too.
The re-poll was necessitated at this booth after the presiding officer had “forgotten” to delete mock poll data.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The re-poll was necessitated at this booth after the presiding officer had “forgotten” to delete mock poll data.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Turnout dips in Chandni Chowk station re-polling

PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 07:23 AM IST
The voter turnout on Sunday was 42.14% compared to 50.69% on May 12, when Delhi went to vote across all seven seats.
Girl students outperformed boys by nine percentage points. Compared to 62.17% girls, only 53.43% boys cleared the examination.(Vidya Subramanian/HT Photo)
Girl students outperformed boys by nine percentage points. Compared to 62.17% girls, only 53.43% boys cleared the examination.(Vidya Subramanian/HT Photo)

Pass percentage up six points in state board Class 10 results

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2019 04:29 AM IST
The overall pass percentage this year is 57.39%, up by six points as compared to last year’s, when 51.15% students had made the cut.
In 2017, sixteen deaths were also reported from neonatal tetanus, which was eliminated (less than one case in every 1,000 live births) in India in 2015.(HT Photo)
In 2017, sixteen deaths were also reported from neonatal tetanus, which was eliminated (less than one case in every 1,000 live births) in India in 2015.(HT Photo)

‘Heart diseases, infection leading killers in Delhi’: Reports

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2019 06:46 AM IST
Heart disease and stroke accounted for 19.25% of all deaths in 2017, which is a 1.6 percentage points increase over reported deaths in 2016. Infectious and parasitic diseases caused 14.78% of all deaths; followed by respiratory ailments, which led to 8.405% of deaths.
The Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (Delhi CEO) and political analysts said the weekend affected the turnout. “This year, elections are being held in peak summer.(HT Photo)
The Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (Delhi CEO) and political analysts said the weekend affected the turnout. “This year, elections are being held in peak summer.(HT Photo)

Heat, holiday keep voters away as turnout drops across Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 07:41 AM IST
The highest turnout, 63.45%, was registered in the North East Delhi LS seat, which largely has unauthorised colonies and slums and small pockets of middle-class neighbourhoods.
Till 6pm, while North East Delhi registered 63.45% voter turnout – the highest in the national capital, New Delhi constituency recorded 56.47% turnout, which was the lowest.(HT Photo)
Till 6pm, while North East Delhi registered 63.45% voter turnout – the highest in the national capital, New Delhi constituency recorded 56.47% turnout, which was the lowest.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Low turnout a disappointment, says Delhi CEO

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 07:22 AM IST
Senior election commission officials said the voter turnout was expected to rise marginally and could touch 61% as long queues were reported at more than 100 stations even after 6pm.
(Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
(Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Delhi Government school students post best- ever results in CBSE, 94%sail through

Hindustan Times. New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 03:26 PM IST
According to the data provided by the Delhi government, the number of schools securing 100% pass percentage has risen to 203 this year from last year’s 168 schools. Similarly, 732 schools have secured more than 90% results, higher than last year when 638 schools achieved the same.
Former BJP MLA Jitendra Daga joins Congress in presence of Congress’s Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate Digvijay Singh in Bhopal on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Former BJP MLA Jitendra Daga joins Congress in presence of Congress’s Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate Digvijay Singh in Bhopal on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019 polling phase 4: High stakes for Congress, BJP in Madhya Pradesh swing seats

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 07:19 AM IST
In the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, the Congress faces the challenge of retaining its support in select pockets of Madhya Pradesh that have historically not been its strongholds but where it performed better in 2018.
The AAP suffered a 28 percentage point decline in its 2015 vote share, and it was the Congress which gained the most in terms of votes.(HT Photo)
The AAP suffered a 28 percentage point decline in its 2015 vote share, and it was the Congress which gained the most in terms of votes.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Will the capital be a cakewalk for BJP?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 07:33 AM IST
Delhi has seen drastic swings in fortunes of all three major parties since the 2013 assembly elections, when AAP made its political debut.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced its first policy of FY 20 on Thursday(REUTERS)
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced its first policy of FY 20 on Thursday(REUTERS)

RBI rate cut: A stimulus for the economy

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 09:29 AM IST
Whether or how effective it will be in achieving this objective is a question which cannot be answered right now. It also remains to be seen whether the central bank will continue to cut interest rates in the future.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced its first policy of FY 20 on Thursday(REUTERS)
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced its first policy of FY 20 on Thursday(REUTERS)

RBI cuts repo rate by 25 bps for second time in 2019; loans may get cheaper

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Vivina Vishwanathan
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 01:33 PM IST
The key benchmark rate at 6% and the MPC has maintain the neutral monetary policy stance
A condolence meeting in Mandsaur after police firing killed five in 2017, spotlighting the farm crisis that was a major issue in assembly polls a year later.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
A condolence meeting in Mandsaur after police firing killed five in 2017, spotlighting the farm crisis that was a major issue in assembly polls a year later.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress hopes to build on assembly victory in Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Vidisha/Sehore | By Chetan Chauhan and Ranjan
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 10:17 AM IST
An important seat of the Magadha empire in the 6th century, the town of 340,000 is today a centre of commerce in eastern MP where crumbing forts and cramped houses jostle for space.
Beto O’Rourke has raised $6.1 million 24 hours after announcing his run for the Democratic presidential nomination, surpassing rival contenders Bernie Sanders ($5.9 million) and Kamala Harris ($1.5 million) and all others.(AP)
Beto O’Rourke has raised $6.1 million 24 hours after announcing his run for the Democratic presidential nomination, surpassing rival contenders Bernie Sanders ($5.9 million) and Kamala Harris ($1.5 million) and all others.(AP)

Beto O’Rourke’s day 1 collection beats all Democrats in 2020 White House race

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 10:08 AM IST
Beto O’Rourke has raised $6.1 million 24 hours after announcing his run for the Democratic presidential nomination, surpassing rival contenders Bernie Sanders ($5.9 million) and Kamala Harris ($1.5 million) and all others.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das said on Friday he would take the steps necessary to maintain financial stability in the country.(REUTERS)
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das said on Friday he would take the steps necessary to maintain financial stability in the country.(REUTERS)

RBI needs to ensure financial stability: Shaktikanta Das

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 04:31 PM IST
India’s top business groups on Thursday urged the central bank to cut its benchmark interest rate by at least half a percentage point and lower the cash reserve ratio it imposes on banks.
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