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Volunteers segregate waste during a clean-up drive at Indrunag near Dharamshala.(HT Photo)

Himachal’s buyback policy for plastic yields positive result

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:44 AM IST
A year on, Dharamshala MC collects 20 tonnes of single-use non-recyclable plastic waste under scheme of which 13 tonnes have been used by Solan cement plant as fuel
The court has posted the matter for October 19 now.(File photo)
The court has posted the matter for October 19 now.(File photo)

Frame policy on staggered work timings to avoid train crowding: HC tells Maharashtra, railways

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 07:33 PM IST
The state has also been asked to inform the court of the measures it proposes to take in the event of a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases that have been predicted in December and January
A consensus can only emerge through confidential dialogue with all sections(ANI)
A consensus can only emerge through confidential dialogue with all sections(ANI)

On foreign policy, revive tradition of bipartisanship

By Vivek Katju
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2020 07:58 PM IST
In the wake of the China challenge, the government and the Opposition must have a quiet conversation on strategy
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Punjab cabinet gives nod to new land pooling policy for industrial sector

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 11:32 PM IST
According to the LPP introduced for the industrial sector development for the first time, for every one acre of land, land owners will get 1,100 Sq yard of industrial plot and 200 sq yards of developed commercial plot, excluding parking, in lieu of cash compensation
The government needs to realise that ensuring publication of quality economic data is as important as monitoring health indicators during the pandemic(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
The government needs to realise that ensuring publication of quality economic data is as important as monitoring health indicators during the pandemic(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Economic data will help policy

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 07:33 PM IST
Release the consumption survey. And ramp up research
Social distancing signs are seen in Victoria Park, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley(REUTERS)
Social distancing signs are seen in Victoria Park, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley(REUTERS)

Brave new world: Could the coronavirus pandemic lead to change in policies?

London | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 06:49 PM IST
As the coronavirus outbreak took hold, many governments brought in policies previously dismissed as “utopian”, such as backing wages or housing the homeless. But as emergency measures are eased, and the world tries to get back a semblance of normality, there is debate about which, if any, could -- or should -- be kept.
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Formulate policy to check foodgrain damage: Ashu

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 10:59 PM IST
In the backdrop of the challenges the economy faces, the budget seeks to rekindle the economy through a range of activities around agriculture, health and education(PTI)
In the backdrop of the challenges the economy faces, the budget seeks to rekindle the economy through a range of activities around agriculture, health and education(PTI)

The government has adopted a measured policy of planned recovery by a thousand cuts. It can work

By Govind Sankarnarayan
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 10:29 PM IST
The message is simple. The economy needs to strengthen itself. The State will help with spending, easing bottlenecks
Maharashtra is struggling to implement its five-year old policy on school bags.(HT photo)
Maharashtra is struggling to implement its five-year old policy on school bags.(HT photo)

Policy to control school bag weight has been a failure

Hindustan Times | By Manoj R Nair
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 11:34 PM IST
A few years ago the municipal corporation had looked at the idea of having locker rooms where students could leave their books after class without having to cart them from home and back. The idea was never implemented.
Lt Governor G C Murmu.(ANI file)
Lt Governor G C Murmu.(ANI file)

Govt to unveil soon industrial policy to meet developmental aspirations of J-K people, says LG G C Murmu

Jammu | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2020 02:42 PM IST
Lt Governor G C Murmu also assured another delegation of border villages’ residents of building more underground bunkers to shield them from Pakistani shelling and provide them quick access to medical aid when wounded.
These initiatives have been taken to promote science in the country where there is dearth of researchers. (Representational image)(Unsplash)
These initiatives have been taken to promote science in the country where there is dearth of researchers. (Representational image)(Unsplash)

Policy to make researchers popularise science among students: Official

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2020 09:48 AM IST
The policy is basically to give an opportunity where each scientist and each faculty who receive funds for their projects will have to undertake some social responsibility. Read on to know more about the policy..

Modi govt following ‘divide and rule’ policy: Kanhaiya Kumar

Hindustan Times, Mansa | By HT Correspondent, Mansa
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2019 11:02 PM IST
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain holds up the Union Jack.(USA TODAY Sports)
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain holds up the Union Jack.(USA TODAY Sports)

Formula One follow Lewis Hamilton’s eco-friendly policy

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 08:12 PM IST
F1 says it will “move to ultra-efficient logistics and travel and 100% renewably powered offices, facilities and factories” and offset emissions that cannot be cut, according to the BBC.
Three features of the trump doctrine can be identified. The first is scepticism of multilateralism. The second is focusing on adversarial relations. And the third is resetting the terms of economic engagement(AP)
Three features of the trump doctrine can be identified. The first is scepticism of multilateralism. The second is focusing on adversarial relations. And the third is resetting the terms of economic engagement(AP)

Will Trump’s foreign policy outlive his term? | Opinion

By Dhruva Jaishankar
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 06:24 PM IST
His imprint on trade, security and Asia policy will last. His influence on immigration, climate change may not
In some ways, the approach of the elected governments in Delhi and its neighbouring states to the pollution crisis in the capital city is telling — it highlights the inadequacies of the State and of policies in dealing with problems that involve complex systems(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
In some ways, the approach of the elected governments in Delhi and its neighbouring states to the pollution crisis in the capital city is telling — it highlights the inadequacies of the State and of policies in dealing with problems that involve complex systems(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Air pollution in Delhi: Little clarity on policies and actions | HT editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 08:40 PM IST
Inter-state political rivalry continues to affect the city’s air
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Thrust on ecotourism as Himachal cabinet okays new policy

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2019 11:18 PM IST
The new policy lays special emphasis on ecotourism, agro-organic tourism, snow tourism, lake tourism, adventure tourism, religious tourism, cultural and heritage tourism
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week

Justin Trudeau’s policies, a feminist library on this week’s Brunch WTF

Hindustan Times | By Team HT Brunch
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 07:30 PM IST
Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
UP sheet street: Going to school in smog caused by crop burning.(AFP)
UP sheet street: Going to school in smog caused by crop burning.(AFP)

Review: Air-Pollution, Climate Change and India’s Choice Between Policy and Pretence by Dean Spears

Hindustan Times | By Sudhirendar Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 12:48 PM IST
Air pollution results in babies born with low height and also leads to higher infant mortality rates. Despite this, few in India acknowledge that it is a serious problem.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) plans to form a high-powered panel to suggest norms to curb bullying in colleges and universities and to come up with an implementation plan.(HT FILE)
The University Grants Commission (UGC) plans to form a high-powered panel to suggest norms to curb bullying in colleges and universities and to come up with an implementation plan.(HT FILE)

UGC plans panel to shape anti-bullying policy in schools and colleges

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 12:07 AM IST
A government official said on condition of anonymity that the panel will prepare draft amendments to existing anti-ragging regulations to add ways to curb bullying and also prepare an action plan to implement them.
The new guidelines which came into effect from 1 February, prohibit marketplaces from directly or indirectly influencing sale price of goods and services and instruct them on maintaining a level playing field.(MINT FILE)
The new guidelines which came into effect from 1 February, prohibit marketplaces from directly or indirectly influencing sale price of goods and services and instruct them on maintaining a level playing field.(MINT FILE)

Policy for food aggregators continues to be ambiguous

Livemint, New Delhi | By Suneera Tandon
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 07:33 AM IST
Regulators have unofficially exempted food apps from policy for marketplaces, say those privy to talks
Acting on a petition filed last week by two Ambernath residents against heavy congestion in gaothans, a bench of justice SC Dharmadhikari and justice Sandeep Shinde has given the department a month to formulate the policy.(HT FILE)
Acting on a petition filed last week by two Ambernath residents against heavy congestion in gaothans, a bench of justice SC Dharmadhikari and justice Sandeep Shinde has given the department a month to formulate the policy.(HT FILE)

Draw up a policy for revamp of gaothans in MMR: HC to govt

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2019 06:41 AM IST
Acting on a petition filed last week by two Ambernath residents against heavy congestion in gaothans, a bench of justice SC Dharmadhikari and justice Sandeep Shinde has given the department a month to formulate the policy.
The redevelopment of gaothans – areas in and around old villages — across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) will now have to begin.(HT FILE)
The redevelopment of gaothans – areas in and around old villages — across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) will now have to begin.(HT FILE)

Draw up policy for revamp of gaothans in Mumbai Metropolitan Region: High court to Maha govt

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 06:46 AM IST
Acting on a petition filed last week by two Ambernath residents against heavy congestion in gaothans, a bench of justice SC Dharmadhikari and justice Sandeep Shinde has given the department a month to formulate the policy.
Union minister of housing and urban affairs, and civil aviation Hardeep Singh Puri in his office.(PTI)
Union minister of housing and urban affairs, and civil aviation Hardeep Singh Puri in his office.(PTI)

‘National renting policy will be in the public domain soon’: Hardeep Singh Puri

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 08:04 AM IST
Union minister of housing and urban affairs, and civil aviation Hardeep Singh Puri talks about Centre’s plan to put in place a contractual framework between tenants and landlords.
The residents further said that instead of coming up with new policies, the government should try to implement the existing rules and regulations. Image used for representational purpose only.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The residents further said that instead of coming up with new policies, the government should try to implement the existing rules and regulations. Image used for representational purpose only.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Implement policies on ground, don’t keep them on paper: Homebuyers in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2019 02:21 AM IST
Homebuyers said that when the flats along the Dwarka Expressway were sold, many assurances were made, but neither the expressway, nor basic amenities have come up.
The Transfer of Development Rights policy could particularly benefit new and developing sectors (58-115) in Gurugram, where neither has the government acquired land for open and green spaces, nor have the builders constructed internal sector roads, both blaming the high cost of land acquisition.(HT archive)
The Transfer of Development Rights policy could particularly benefit new and developing sectors (58-115) in Gurugram, where neither has the government acquired land for open and green spaces, nor have the builders constructed internal sector roads, both blaming the high cost of land acquisition.(HT archive)

New policy to allow owners to offer land for public infra, get certificate

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 07:41 AM IST
Officials said the government has come up with the TDR policy, because getting land under the new acquisition policy is very expensive and most departments don’t have enough resources.
The brainchild of Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, the policy envisages supporting start-ups.(HT Photo)
The brainchild of Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, the policy envisages supporting start-ups.(HT Photo)

1 year later, BMC’s start-up policy still awaits state nod

Mumbai | By Sagar Pillai
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 09:10 AM IST
Officials said that the approval is for a special purpose vehicle (SPV) – a legal entity created to fulfil specific objectives without financial risk to the parent body.
Gurugram needs ‘pedestrian first’ policy, says expert Prerna Singh Bindra.(HT Photo)
Gurugram needs ‘pedestrian first’ policy, says expert Prerna Singh Bindra.(HT Photo)

Gurugram needs ‘pedestrian first’ policy to make streets walkable

UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 07:49 AM IST
Walking in Gurugram — and sadly in most cities — is a highrisk activity. We need to have wide, safe roads for pedestrians to move around without fear.
Democratic presidential hopeful US Senator for California Kamala Harris speaks during the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by NBC News.(AFP Photo)
Democratic presidential hopeful US Senator for California Kamala Harris speaks during the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by NBC News.(AFP Photo)

Sikh activists demand apology from Kamala Harris for defending discriminatory policy in 2011

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 07:36 AM IST
Sikh activists alleged that during her tenure as California’s Attorney General, Harris defended a policy prohibiting state prison guards from keeping beards for religious reasons, even though exceptions were given for medical reasons.
The sources of pollution are the usual human excesses: pesticides, fertilisers, industrial effluents, domestic and municipal wastes, agrochemicals and deforestation, which also increases erosion.(HT Photo)
The sources of pollution are the usual human excesses: pesticides, fertilisers, industrial effluents, domestic and municipal wastes, agrochemicals and deforestation, which also increases erosion.(HT Photo)

Government needs to support sustainable soil management through policy

By Prerna Singh Bindra
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 07:58 AM IST
The constant pouring of chemicals had ruined the productivity of the soil and robbed it of all organic matter and nutrients that nourished the plants. The chemicals had laid his land waste.
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