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The Himachal Pradesh government has sent a health team to conduct random sampling in the three sparsely populated villages of Hikkim (in pic), Langza and Comic in the mountains of Spiti.(HT Photos)

Covid-19 reaches Himachal’s Hikkim village, home to world’s highest post office

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 12:59 PM IST
State health team sent to remote village at a height of 14,400 ft in Spiti valley after four residents test positive
Savings account holders will have to maintain the minimum balance of Rs 500. (Photo: India Post)
Savings account holders will have to maintain the minimum balance of Rs 500. (Photo: India Post)

Post office savings account holders must maintain Rs 500 balance

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 02:02 PM IST
Post office will charge Rs 100 plus GST for savings accounts with less than Rs 500 balance from today.
Postal workers have been working non-stop during the pandemic, to ensure that medicines, medical reports etc reach their destination on time.(Photo: Twitter/IndiaPost)
Postal workers have been working non-stop during the pandemic, to ensure that medicines, medical reports etc reach their destination on time.(Photo: Twitter/IndiaPost)

World Post Day: Braving pandemic, postal workers emerge as Covid-19 warriors

Hindustan Times | By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2020 02:22 PM IST
On World Post Day (October 9) and National Postal Day of India (October 10), here’s bringing you how postal staff has been working round the clock to ensure distribution of everything right from testing kits to medicines and money.
The hole in the wall of a post office in east Delhi’s Mansarovar Park area. The suspect is absconding, police said.(Sourced)
The hole in the wall of a post office in east Delhi’s Mansarovar Park area. The suspect is absconding, police said.(Sourced)

Thief breaks into east Delhi post office, finds only Rs 487

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 10:26 AM IST
Whoever carried out the heist, left without spotting a bag containing a tad larger amount – about Rs 5,000 – lying in a bag nearby, said Amit Sharma, deputy commissioner of police (Shahdara district).
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Chandigarh’s vendor-free Sector 17 to get facelift

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwar A Sagar & Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 12:40 AM IST
Apart from beautification, landscaping, creation of a new fountain and a dedicated play area for children will be undertaken in areas in front of the general post office
Jitendra Surana filed the RTI application online on August 7, 2019 and the responses are being sent to him through post since August 13, 2019.(Illustration: Jayanto)
Jitendra Surana filed the RTI application online on August 7, 2019 and the responses are being sent to him through post since August 13, 2019.(Illustration: Jayanto)

360 and counting: RTI replies to Bhopal man’s single query about post office

Bhopal | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 09:36 AM IST
Jitendra Surana of Bhopal raised questions about the way his RTI application is being answered. He said that when he has filed the application online then why is he getting responses, most of which are not satisfactory, through post.
Over 50 people complained on Thursday that funds were embezzled from their savings accounts at the Varanasi head post office.(PTI)
Over 50 people complained on Thursday that funds were embezzled from their savings accounts at the Varanasi head post office.(PTI)

50 people allege Rs 1.5 crore embezzled from their Varanasi post office accounts

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sudhir Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 08:18 AM IST
If the money missing from the savings accounts, as claimed by the account holders, were taken together, the amount may be over Rs 15 million (Rs 1.5 crore), said a postal department official who refused to be named.
The postal department has revoked the suspension of booking and transfer of articles meant for Jammu and Leh.
The postal department has revoked the suspension of booking and transfer of articles meant for Jammu and Leh.

Chandigarh postal dept restores service to Jammu, Leh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 03:47 AM IST
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Scrapping of Article 370: Now, mail operations for J&K suspended

Hindustan Times | By Amanjeet Singh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 05:44 PM IST
Official sources said that due to the prevailing situation in J&K it has been decided to suspend bookings of all type and class of mails
The petition mentions that the school premises are being used for non-educational purposes and multiple outlets operate out of the compound.(HT Photo)
The petition mentions that the school premises are being used for non-educational purposes and multiple outlets operate out of the compound.(HT Photo)

Seeking safety, girls from Manesar school move HC

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 08:30 AM IST
The petitioners are in different grades from classes 7 to 12.
A resident receives her passport from Thane guardian minister Eknath Shinde after the inauguration of the new passport office at Vashi Post Office on Saturday.(Bachchan Kumar/HT)
A resident receives her passport from Thane guardian minister Eknath Shinde after the inauguration of the new passport office at Vashi Post Office on Saturday.(Bachchan Kumar/HT)

Navi Mumbai gets its passport office at Vashi

Hindustan Times | By G. Mohiuddin Jeddy, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2019 12:40 AM IST
The passport office will function from the first floor of the post office building at Vashi’s Sector 16A
A notification to this effect was issued on Wednesday, but CBDT is considering issuing an explanatory statement in simple, non-technical language, given the immense implications for senior citizens who pay taxes, said the official.(HT Photo)
A notification to this effect was issued on Wednesday, but CBDT is considering issuing an explanatory statement in simple, non-technical language, given the immense implications for senior citizens who pay taxes, said the official.(HT Photo)

Tax relief for senior citizens upto Rs 5 lakh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 10:17 PM IST
“Earlier, banks did not deduct tax at source for total income not exceeding Rs 4.5 lakh; that included Rs 3 lakh under tax-exempt category and Rs 1.5 lakh tax benefit under [section] 80C,” the first official said.
“We will set up an office in couple of days as space has been provide and we are giving a final touch to the plan,” an official familiar with the matter said.(HT PHOTO)
“We will set up an office in couple of days as space has been provide and we are giving a final touch to the plan,” an official familiar with the matter said.(HT PHOTO)

After 25 years, IMT Manesar area to finally get a post office

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 08:10 AM IST
Rape cases across India are on the rise with even erstwhile safe metros such as Bangalore and Kolkata reporting violent crimes against women. Raj K Raj/HT Photo
Rape cases across India are on the rise with even erstwhile safe metros such as Bangalore and Kolkata reporting violent crimes against women. Raj K Raj/HT Photo

Woman molested in Bilaspur, 2 booked

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2019 01:59 AM IST
The police said the woman had given a complaint to Bilaspur police station on March 15, which was forwarded to the women police station in Manesar for investigation.
Ranchi deputy commissioner Rai Mahimapat Ray (in black) flags off an awareness vehicle.(HT Photo)
Ranchi deputy commissioner Rai Mahimapat Ray (in black) flags off an awareness vehicle.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Ban on party posters, poll graffiti on public property all across Jharkhand

Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 06:25 AM IST
Guidelines had been issued for the use of school and college grounds for public meetings by political parties, said the poll officer.
wildlife parts and species are being smuggled out of India via post offices.(HT File Photo (Representational Image))
wildlife parts and species are being smuggled out of India via post offices.(HT File Photo (Representational Image))

Now, wildlife smuggling via post office

New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2018 09:18 AM IST
At least 50 – 60 cases are being detected almost every year... sometimes live animals are also being smuggled, said Tilotama varma, additional director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will launch India Post Payments Bank (IPPB).(File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will launch India Post Payments Bank (IPPB).(File Photo)

PM Narendra Modi to launch Post Payments Bank for financial inclusion today

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 12:08 AM IST
As a part of the initiative, around 3 lakh postmen will offer services and financial guidance to customers in places where banking facilities are not available. The postal department have a rural penetration of 1,30,000 post offices, almost 2.5 times higher than the number of banks in these areas.

India Post Payment Bank’s 73 branches to get operational in UP from tomorrow

Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Allahabad | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow/allahabad
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2018 02:55 PM IST
India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), a subsidiary of India Post, will start 73 branches in Uttar Pradesh from September 1 when PM Narendra Modi launches the bank at the national level with 650 branches and 3,250 access points.
A picture taken on June 14, 2018 in Warsaw shows stamps bearing a portrait of Polish football player Robert Lewandowski after they were released by the Polish National Post Office, on the day of the official opening of the World Cup 2018 in Russia.(AFP)
A picture taken on June 14, 2018 in Warsaw shows stamps bearing a portrait of Polish football player Robert Lewandowski after they were released by the Polish National Post Office, on the day of the official opening of the World Cup 2018 in Russia.(AFP)

Poland captain Robert Lewandowski gets stamp of approval

Agence France-Presse, Warsaw | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 01:50 PM IST
Talismanic Poland captain Robert Lewandowski has had a postage stamp issued in his name.
Eighteen teams have registered their participation for the tournament, which will be inaugurated by Yashpal Yadav, commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG).(HT PHOTO)
Eighteen teams have registered their participation for the tournament, which will be inaugurated by Yashpal Yadav, commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG).(HT PHOTO)

Gurugram: Residents set to highlight issues through cricket

Hindustan Times | By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 11:06 PM IST
The tournament aims to bring the residents together to push for development of new sectors
Congress leader Arvind Shinde (2nd from left) along with Abhay Vaidya, resident editor HT Pune (L), Abhay Khairnar, senior journalist HT Pune (R) and Abhijit Kondhalkar, urban planner (2nd from right) at the Zero Stone near GPO on Thursday.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Congress leader Arvind Shinde (2nd from left) along with Abhay Vaidya, resident editor HT Pune (L), Abhay Khairnar, senior journalist HT Pune (R) and Abhijit Kondhalkar, urban planner (2nd from right) at the Zero Stone near GPO on Thursday.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

HT initiative: Pune’s Zero Stone to be restored by PMC

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 02:24 PM IST
The work is being undertaken by Arvind Shinde, senior Congressman and leader of the opposition in PMC, as a part of his ward development work.
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