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National Security Adviser Ajit Doval ready with India’s new military doctrine

The unclassified part of the report will be made public after the Narendra Modi government or the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) accepts the fundamental document defining the Indian military posture.
The much-awaited report has been mostly completed and some finishing touches are being put to it before its submission next month(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
The much-awaited report has been mostly completed and some finishing touches are being put to it before its submission next month(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 03:43 AM IST
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Mughal harem building in Red Fort restored, opened

The palace housed one of Archaeological Survey of India’s (ASI) oldest museums, which was opened by the British in 1911.
The museum has been shifted to another building and will open for public viewing before October-end.(HT image)
The museum has been shifted to another building and will open for public viewing before October-end.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 04:39 AM IST
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Chandni Chowk project: Delhi HC asks stakeholders to conduct inspection of alternative sites for 18 transformers

The Delhi High Court directed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to assign an engineer who would accompany the stakeholders to conduct the inspection on September 5 by 11 am. The matter would be now heard on October 16.
A view of cordoned off roads dug up as part of reconstruction work under the Chandni Chowk redevelopment plan, an initiative by Delhi government, at Chandni Chowk in New Delhi on July 8, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)
A view of cordoned off roads dug up as part of reconstruction work under the Chandni Chowk redevelopment plan, an initiative by Delhi government, at Chandni Chowk in New Delhi on July 8, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 12:28 AM IST
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Women to be at forefront of Centre’s water mission

As part of the scheme, women in panchayats, and other anganwadi and grassroots workers, are being trained to carry out water quality monitoring and surveillance (WQMS) in 256 water-stressed districts that have been identified for the mission’s first phase
About 2% of the Rs. 3.5 lakh crore promised for the water mission has been set aside for maintaining water quality(HT FILE)
About 2% of the Rs. 3.5 lakh crore promised for the water mission has been set aside for maintaining water quality(HT FILE)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 01:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySunetra Choudhury

Qutub Minar to be lit up to encourage night tourism

The 13th century minaret at Mehrauli, Qutub Minar is all set to shine in the dark, with its illumination being completed. The lighting project costing approximately four crore, will be inaugurated by culture minister, Prahlad Patel on August 31.
A view of illuminated Qutub Minar at Mehrauli in New Delhi.(Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
A view of illuminated Qutub Minar at Mehrauli in New Delhi.(Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 09:50 AM IST
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Transformers okayed on central verge in Chandni Chowk

A total of 18 out of 19 transformers will now be placed on the central verge. The L-G was informed that the first 800-metre stretch of the road, from Red Fort, will be free of any transformer.
A view of ongoing of Chandni Chowk.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
A view of ongoing of Chandni Chowk.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 05:09 AM IST
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What government needs to do to operationalise CDS | Analysis

A Group of Ministers (GoM) , as a part of the Kargil Review Committee in 1999, had astutely judged that there was an institutional divide between the civilian and military leadership which was very counterproductive.
CDS can draw out the National Security Doctrine and the desired Force Structure, with the help of the three services.(HT FILE)
CDS can draw out the National Security Doctrine and the desired Force Structure, with the help of the three services.(HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 02:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByGeneral NC Vij

Chandni Chowk redevelopment project first phase to go pedestrian by September end

The PWD will pave the pedestrian corridors, illuminate the area, plant a variety of trees and place sandstone street furniture on the stretch.
Streetscaping work on the 400m stretch started Tuesday. It will have pedestrian corridors and a variety of trees.(HT FILE)
Streetscaping work on the 400m stretch started Tuesday. It will have pedestrian corridors and a variety of trees.(HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 01:51 AM IST
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Delhiwale: A requiem for Daryaganj’s Sunday Book Bazaar

Finding the history of the city’s great weekend destination as it prepares to start a new life in a new address.
This mile-long pavement market for second-hand books in Walled City’s Darya Ganj became history after the Delhi High Court ordered the North Delhi Municipal Council last month to shut down the weekly bazaar.(HT Photo)
This mile-long pavement market for second-hand books in Walled City’s Darya Ganj became history after the Delhi High Court ordered the North Delhi Municipal Council last month to shut down the weekly bazaar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 07:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMayank Austen Soofi

The meaning of PM Modi’s ‘one nation’ push

As PM Modi continues to push this ideological world view through policies, laws and actions, it must be done within a democratic framework, and in close consultation with all political stakeholders and citizens at large
The BJP has long felt that the nation-building project in India is incomplete, with too may fragments. This is why it has always had a strong self-definition as a “nationalist party”.(AP Photo)
The BJP has long felt that the nation-building project in India is incomplete, with too may fragments. This is why it has always had a strong self-definition as a “nationalist party”.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 08:23 PM IST
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It is time for the world to return India’s cultural artefacts

The idea of universal museum sounds good. But artefacts are best preserved when returned to communities which have an ownership claim.
Old coins at the Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian And Kargil Trade Artifacts. Several communities across India are now setting up their own small community museums to display their historical heritage because they believe that is the best way to preserve their own history and culture for their next generation, and also provide a local context of the artefacts for those who come from outside.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Old coins at the Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian And Kargil Trade Artifacts. Several communities across India are now setting up their own small community museums to display their historical heritage because they believe that is the best way to preserve their own history and culture for their next generation, and also provide a local context of the artefacts for those who come from outside.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 07:41 PM IST
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Heavy I-Day security at Red Fort leave many dejected for missing out on PM Modi’s speech

Many visitors, unaware of security measures and the need for a pass to attend I-Day celebrations at Red Fort, returned disappointed at not being able to see and hear PM Modi’s speech.
People wait outside the Red Fort premises after being stopped by the security personnel.(HT Photo)
People wait outside the Red Fort premises after being stopped by the security personnel.(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 16, 2019 09:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAdrija Roychowdhury

Children cheered PM Modi the loudest, jostled to shake his hand after I-Day address at Red Fort

Over 8,000 children, who attended I-Day celebrations at the Red Fort, were overjoyed as the PM walked up to meet them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets school children after addressing the nation from the rampart of Red Fort during the 73rd Independence Day, in New Delhi, on Thursday, August 15, 2019.(Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets school children after addressing the nation from the rampart of Red Fort during the 73rd Independence Day, in New Delhi, on Thursday, August 15, 2019.(Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)
Published on Aug 16, 2019 08:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAdrija Roychowdhury

For water mission, Rs. 3.35L crore announced by PM Narendra Modi

Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, the Har Ghar Jal programme aims to provide all rural households with piped drinking water.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets school children after addressing the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, in New Delhi, Thursday, Aug 15, 2019.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets school children after addressing the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, in New Delhi, Thursday, Aug 15, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 06:43 PM IST
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PM Modi for democratic parleys on ‘one nation, one election’

In June, soon after taking over as PM for the second time, Modi announced at an all-party meeting that a committee would be formed to examine the issue of “one country, one election” and give its suggestions in a timebound manner.
HT Image(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
HT Image(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 08:34 PM IST
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PM lays stress on need to check ‘population explosion’

India’s population, according to a United Nations report in June, is about 1.37 billion, and it is expected to be the most populous country in the world by 2027, by which time its population will exceed China’s.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects the guard of honour during the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, August 15, 2019.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects the guard of honour during the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, August 15, 2019.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 11:36 PM IST
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For better synergy, country to have a Chief of Defence Staff, says PM Modi

Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, the PM stressed the need for more synergy between the Army, Navy and Air Force.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the rampart of Red Fort during the 73rd Independence Day, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, August 15, 2019.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the rampart of Red Fort during the 73rd Independence Day, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, August 15, 2019.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 06:31 PM IST
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The PM lays out his blueprint

There were multiple, significant messages in his I-Day speech
The 92-minute long speech saw Mr Modi acknowledge his government’s legislative push in its first 75 days in power; riff off the slogan “One nation; one Constitution”, with specific reference to Article 370; dwell on his pet themes of Ease of Doing Business, Ease of Living, and Digital India; and address concerns about the economy, but it also featured six interesting messages including the government’s latest mission(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
The 92-minute long speech saw Mr Modi acknowledge his government’s legislative push in its first 75 days in power; riff off the slogan “One nation; one Constitution”, with specific reference to Article 370; dwell on his pet themes of Ease of Doing Business, Ease of Living, and Digital India; and address concerns about the economy, but it also featured six interesting messages including the government’s latest mission(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 15, 2019 09:01 PM IST
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PM Modi urges Indians to visit 15 domestic tourist destinations by 2022

Stating that while there can be progress in exploring the world, travels across the country will keep Indians grounded in their roots.
New Delhi, India - Aug. 15, 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets school children after addressing the nation from the rampart of Red Fort during the 73rd Independence Day, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, August 15, 2019. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Aug. 15, 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets school children after addressing the nation from the rampart of Red Fort during the 73rd Independence Day, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, August 15, 2019. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 05:34 PM IST
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‘I dashed towards him’: Children jostle to meet PM Modi after Red Fort speech

The prime minister dressed in a white kurta-pyjama and a colourful turban, arrived at the Red Fort to thunderous applause from the crowd. His speech went on for over 90 minutes from the iconic Mughal fort and touched upon issues like triple talaq, sanitation, importance of water and population control.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeting school children after addressing the nation from the Red Fort on the 73rd Independence Day on Thursday.(MOHD ZAKIR/HT PHOTO.)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeting school children after addressing the nation from the Red Fort on the 73rd Independence Day on Thursday.(MOHD ZAKIR/HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 08:39 PM IST
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Before announcement, PM Modi set ball rolling for Chief of Defence Staff

The Implementation Committee comprises the Defence Secretary and the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee among others.
Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat(Waseem Andrabi / HT photo)
Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat(Waseem Andrabi / HT photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 06:38 PM IST
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New Delhi | BySudhi Ranjan Sen

‘Where’s the money?’: Congress fact checks, says PM Modi’s five-trillion-economy ideal was an uphill task

Congress said the ideal of creating a five-trillion economy was not possible if current trend continued. India’s GDP needed to grow at 9% for the next five-years along with investments for it to materialize, it said.
Congress put out some statistics in four bullet points to suggest the economy hadn’t done very well in recent times(HT PHOTO)
Congress put out some statistics in four bullet points to suggest the economy hadn’t done very well in recent times(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 01:55 PM IST
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73rd Independence Day: One-nation, one-tax far from reality: Congress on PM Modi’s GST pitch

Prime Minister had spoken of “one-nation, one-constitution”, “one-nation, one-election” and “one-nation, one-tax” as main initiatives to streamline governance, while speaking on the need for greater integration within the country.
The Congress tweeted that the GST with its 5 tax slabs was far from realizing ‘one nation, one tax’ system.(INCIndia/Twitter)
The Congress tweeted that the GST with its 5 tax slabs was far from realizing ‘one nation, one tax’ system.(INCIndia/Twitter)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 09:01 AM IST
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73rd Independence Day- Visit 15 tourist destinations by 2022: PM Narendra Modi appeals to improve tourism sector

Prime Minister Modi said that he was aware that there were many tourist destinations which do not have hotels or other infrastructures. “But visiting such places will boost tourism in these areas and automatically lead to better facilities,” he added
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 12:33 PM IST
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PM Narendra Modi’s Independence Day Speech: Yellow turban , white kurta and a scarf: PM Modi’s signature I-Day look

PM Modi sported a yellow-coloured turban with a dash of green and red along with a long trail that extended till his ankle as he addressed the nation from the ramparts of historic Red Fort on 73rd Independence Day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi sported a multi-coloured turban(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi sported a multi-coloured turban(PTI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 06:36 AM IST
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Population control a form of patriotism: PM Modi

73rd Independence Day: Prime Minister had a word of praise for those who are going for small families. He said that such families are observing a form of patriotism.
(Reuters FILE)
(Reuters FILE)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 06:41 AM IST
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73rd Independence Day 2019- ‘India will have Chief of Defence Staff’: PM Narendra Modi announces ‘game-changer’ military reform

India cannot afford to have one of three forces moving ahead or lagging behind, there will have to move in coordination, the Prime Minister said announcing the government will soon have a CDS.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation during Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in Delhi, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, August 15, 2019.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation during Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in Delhi, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, August 15, 2019.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 06:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySudhi Ranjan Sen

‘Incremental progress not enough, India needs high jump’: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister said it was important to reward honesty since corruption had ruined India for last 70-years and every effort made to remove corruption and black money should be welcomed.
PM Modi addresses nation on 73rd Independence Day.(ANI/Twitter)
PM Modi addresses nation on 73rd Independence Day.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 10:11 AM IST
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Government to launch Jal Jeevan Mission to bring piped water to households: PM Modi

In his Independence Day address, PM Modi said half of the country’s households do not have access to piped water.
PM Modi addresses nation on 73rd Independence Day(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
PM Modi addresses nation on 73rd Independence Day(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 08:49 AM IST
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Fear of triple talaq kept haunting Muslim women, we ended it: PM Modi in Independence Day speech

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage), Bill, 2019, which criminalises instant ‘triple talaq’ among Muslims and attracts a jail term of three years for the husband came into force on August 1.
PM Modi(BJP/ Twitter)
PM Modi(BJP/ Twitter)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 08:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya
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