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New law allows Xi to bypass Chinese cabinet in matters of national security

Three of the existing law’s articles were entirely removed, six were added, and 54 articles were amended. The new law now comprises 73 articles arranged in twelve chapters.
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a New Year gathering hosted by the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing.(AP)
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a New Year gathering hosted by the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing.(AP)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 07:22 PM IST
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PMC appoints contractor for garbage processing

As the citizens from Uruli Devachi carried out an agitation last month, 40,000 metric tonnes of garbage has piled at the garbage depot
In order to process the garbage without executing the tendering process, the standing committee appointed the contractor(HT FILE)
In order to process the garbage without executing the tendering process, the standing committee appointed the contractor(HT FILE)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 04:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

PMC to purchase 50 CNG buses at Rs13 crore

PMC standing committee approved Rs13 crore to purchase 50 buses
The standing committee approved to transfer Rs25 crore for PMPML, of which Rs13 crore would be utilised for purchasing 50 buses(HT PHOTO)
The standing committee approved to transfer Rs25 crore for PMPML, of which Rs13 crore would be utilised for purchasing 50 buses(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 04:54 PM IST
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Row over Rahul Gandhi’s walkout from House panel meeting escalates

In his letter to Birla, Gandhi said he was “not allowed to speak freely” and sought the speaker’s intervention in protecting the rights of elected members, people familiar with the development said.
Rahul Gandhi said he was “repeatedly prevented” from speaking by panel chairman Jual Oram.(PTI File Photo)
Rahul Gandhi said he was “repeatedly prevented” from speaking by panel chairman Jual Oram.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Dec 18, 2020 03:47 AM IST
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Cong corporator claims huge waste of public money by PMC

The Pune municipal corporation (PMC) has spent Rs 8 crore on rent for a “chain bulldozer” used to excavate sites at Phursungi and Uruli Devachi, Congress corporator and former standing committee chairman Arvind Shinde said on Wednesday
Shinde furnished copies of the tender as part of a petition filed before the PMC commissioner seeking immediate action.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Shinde furnished copies of the tender as part of a petition filed before the PMC commissioner seeking immediate action.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 04:29 PM IST
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ByNadeem Inamdar, Pune

BJP backs rent waiver on PMC-owned properties

BJP elected members Mahesh Wabale and Ajay Khedekar have placed a proposal before the standing committee
The proposal was put forward to the civic body’s standing committee for approval.(HT PHOTO)
The proposal was put forward to the civic body’s standing committee for approval.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 22, 2020 05:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Property tax amnesty: decision likely today

The proposal would likely come before the standing committee on Tuesday and a decision will be taken, according to Rasne
Hemant Rasne (M) presented annual budget at Pune Municipal corporation in February 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT PHOTO)
Hemant Rasne (M) presented annual budget at Pune Municipal corporation in February 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 05:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByAbhay Khairnar

680 projects in wildlife rich and protected areas were cleared in past 5 years

All 48 members of the National Board for Wildlife, which comes under the Union Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, have never met during the last five years
Jharkhand, July 03 (ANI): Deserted view of Jharia mining area during second day of coal strike against the privatization of coal mines, in Dhanbad on Friday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Jharkhand, July 03 (ANI): Deserted view of Jharia mining area during second day of coal strike against the privatization of coal mines, in Dhanbad on Friday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Published on Sep 17, 2020 09:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

PMC may sell its flats in open market to generate income

PMC standing committee chairman Hemant Rasne said, “My efforts as head of the standing panel is to generate more revenue for the civic body. Instead of following the traditional ways to increase taxes, I am looking at other options. PMC owns more than 10,000 flats in the city that are lying vacant.”
PMC new building at corporation in Pune, India, on Monday, June 18, 2018.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
PMC new building at corporation in Pune, India, on Monday, June 18, 2018.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 05:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByAbhay Khairnar, Pune

PMC deploys more staff for property assessment, tax collection

Due to pandemic induced lockdown, PMC collected Rs 673 crores, a fall of Rs 90 crores
The PMC this year encouraged online payment of tax, which helped he civic body as 84000 more online transactions were recorded.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
The PMC this year encouraged online payment of tax, which helped he civic body as 84000 more online transactions were recorded.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 05:36 PM IST
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Workers must be paid for extra hours, says Centre

As the demand for workers in factories jumped after production lines restarted in May, many states relaxed labour laws to extend daily shifts from 8 hours to 12 hours to help industries cope up with the shortage of staff.
Labourers ride in the bucket of a payloader to their worksite after some restrictions were lifted during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Kolkata.(REUTERS)
Labourers ride in the bucket of a payloader to their worksite after some restrictions were lifted during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Kolkata.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 21, 2020 05:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

For admission to DU’s music courses, a YouTube audition

The move is part of the university’s temporary shift to alternative admission processes for candidates applying to music, sports, sports science, and physical education courses.
Candidates will be shortlisted for an online interview on the basis of these videos.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Candidates will be shortlisted for an online interview on the basis of these videos.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 07:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFareeha Iftikhar

Social security ID for migrants on top of labour panel’s agenda

The standing committee on labour, in the backdrop of the misery confronted by unorganized sector workers in the past two months in the aftermath of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, will also push the government to provide a larger social security net that can help them tide over the difficult situation.
According to government officials, at least 50 amendments to the OSH code proposed by the House panel will be accepted to benefit migrant workers.(HT Photo)
According to government officials, at least 50 amendments to the OSH code proposed by the House panel will be accepted to benefit migrant workers.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 05:59 AM IST
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New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

Convene Parliament, now

The national crisis calls for a national, democratic response
Democracy is too precious and Parliament is too valuable an institution to sit out a national crisis. India’s battle against the pandemic and its economic revival needs national buy-in; it also requires the executive to be accountable. And this can only happen in Parliament(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Democracy is too precious and Parliament is too valuable an institution to sit out a national crisis. India’s battle against the pandemic and its economic revival needs national buy-in; it also requires the executive to be accountable. And this can only happen in Parliament(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 06:00 AM IST
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Xi says China must keep economic, social order while battling coronavirus

The epidemic has become a major test for Xi in how to balance stamping out the epidemic with protecting an economy already growing at its slowest in nearly three decades.
Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects the novel coronavirus prevention and control work at Anhuali Community in Beijing, China(REUTERS)
Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects the novel coronavirus prevention and control work at Anhuali Community in Beijing, China(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 15, 2020 06:38 PM IST
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PU adds transgender category in scholarships granted to affiliated colleges

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Published on Dec 21, 2019 01:06 AM IST
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Venkaiah Naidu writes to floor leaders on attendance

Till last week, 28 MPs were yet to attend a standing committee meeting of the eight panels that come under the purview of the Rajya Sabha, official records revealed.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu speaks during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo/RSTV)
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu speaks during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo/RSTV)
Published on Dec 10, 2019 06:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

The draft seeds bill favours the industry over farmers | Opinion

A 2001 law protects farmers’ interests. But the seeds bill neutralises many of the enabling measures granted in it
In the new seeds bill, the farmer cannot claim compensation. To do so, he must approach the consumer courts under the Consumer Protection Act(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In the new seeds bill, the farmer cannot claim compensation. To do so, he must approach the consumer courts under the Consumer Protection Act(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Dec 04, 2019 08:21 PM IST
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The BJP must expel Pragya Thakur | HT Editorial

The MP’s repeated glorification of Nathuram Godse is unacceptable
The BJP’s original mistake was in giving a terror-accused a ticket in the first place(PTI)
The BJP’s original mistake was in giving a terror-accused a ticket in the first place(PTI)
Updated on Nov 28, 2019 10:45 PM IST
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UT constitutes standing committees of the administrator’s advisory council

The 10 committees are headed by a chairperson each and comprises four to five members
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Updated on Nov 15, 2019 01:40 AM IST
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ByMunieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh

The role of Standing Committees in India’s Parliamentary process

Parliamentary Committees are basically miniature parliaments in themselves, comprising members across party lines from both the Houses. But they are so much more
Members of the parliamentary panel at Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna, November 29, 2008. The Paliamentary Standing Committees can call for and examine witnesses, look into the minutiae of an issue, and give detailed recommendations, but most important, they allow a member to speak her mind on an issue without the need to toe the party line(AP Dube/HT Photo)
Members of the parliamentary panel at Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna, November 29, 2008. The Paliamentary Standing Committees can call for and examine witnesses, look into the minutiae of an issue, and give detailed recommendations, but most important, they allow a member to speak her mind on an issue without the need to toe the party line(AP Dube/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 03:17 PM IST
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Manmohan Singh opts out of House panels, Rahul Gandhi shifts to defence

Among the other key changes in the reconstitution of the Parliamentary panels, in which the Congress lost the chairmanship of the crucial finance and external affairs committees, is the shifting of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from external affairs to defence.
While Manmohan Singh has opted out of the membership of standing committees, Rahul Gandhi has been shifted to defence.
While Manmohan Singh has opted out of the membership of standing committees, Rahul Gandhi has been shifted to defence.
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 12:05 AM IST
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New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi

Manmohan Singh stays out of standing panels, Rahul Gandhi shifts to defence

The announcement of parliamentary standing panels came late Friday evening with the Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla reconstituting the much-anticipated department-related standing committees.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh has opted out of Parliamentary Standing Committess(PTI file photo)
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh has opted out of Parliamentary Standing Committess(PTI file photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 06:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

Congress protests as govt sets up new House committees

With the latest move, the Congress, which has 52 lawmakers in the current Lok Sabha, will be left with just one panel to lead in the Lower House — the panel on information technology.
In a reshuffle, Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien was not retained as the chairman of the travel, tourism and culture committee.(HT image)
In a reshuffle, Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien was not retained as the chairman of the travel, tourism and culture committee.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 08:34 AM IST
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New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

Repair roads well before monsoon sets in: Experts

In Kalyan-Dombivli, all works related to road repair are initiated a month before the monsoon. The works involves floating tenders, finalising a contractor and then giving the work order.
After rain undid much of the road repair work by the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) and potholes reappeared on many roads in the twin cities, experts have a suggestion. (Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)
After rain undid much of the road repair work by the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) and potholes reappeared on many roads in the twin cities, experts have a suggestion. (Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 01:14 AM IST
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Kalyan | BySajana Nambiar, Kalyan

Panvel civic body tables proposal to name official residences after forts in Raigad

The official residences of the civic chief and mayor have still not been constructed, but once built, they will be named after forts, an official said.
In a bid to relive the era of warrior king Shivaji, the Panvel City Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has decided to name official residences after forts in Raigad. HT Photo
In a bid to relive the era of warrior king Shivaji, the Panvel City Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has decided to name official residences after forts in Raigad. HT Photo
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 01:50 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByPadmja Sinha, Navi Mumbai

Pune Municipal Corporation appoints Gujarat firm as consultant for TP schemes

When the PMRDA refused, the PMC floated a tender in June and invited private experts to guide the PMC in executing the TP schemes.
The model would help PMRDA earn revenue as well give expertise to local bodies. However, newly appointed metropolitan commissioner Vikram Kumar is reluctant to do so and has denied to become a consultant for the PMC.(HT/PHOTO)
The model would help PMRDA earn revenue as well give expertise to local bodies. However, newly appointed metropolitan commissioner Vikram Kumar is reluctant to do so and has denied to become a consultant for the PMC.(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 04:43 PM IST
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Venkaiah Naidu for Supreme Court benches in 4 major cities. Says can begin here

While maintaining that more judges are required for clearing the mounting pendency of cases, Naidu also expressed support for the idea of having two divisions of the apex court, one entrusted with Constitutional matters and the other for appeals.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks during the release of the book “Listening, Learning and Leading”, a chronicle of the Vice President of India's two years in office, at a function in Chennai, Sunday, Aug 11, 2019.(PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks during the release of the book “Listening, Learning and Leading”, a chronicle of the Vice President of India's two years in office, at a function in Chennai, Sunday, Aug 11, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 11, 2019 11:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByMC Rajan

South Delhi corporation proposes raising duty on sale & purchase of property

The Delhi government has reduced financial assistance/grants to SDMC from year 2018-19, as a result, SDMC is under financial burden to meet its regular expenditure. Therefore, we propose to raise the duty on transfer of property to 5% from the present 3% for men and 2% for women.’
SDMC proposes raising duty on sale & purchase of property.(Sonu Mehta/HTfile/Representative image)
SDMC proposes raising duty on sale & purchase of property.(Sonu Mehta/HTfile/Representative image)
Updated on Aug 06, 2019 10:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times,New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha passes bill that bans commercial surrogacy

The Union health minister Harsh Vardhan had introduced the Bill to regulate commercial surrogacy in India in the Lok Sabha on July 15, 2019.
Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019, was passed in Lok Sabha on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019, was passed in Lok Sabha on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2019 07:49 PM IST
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