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The UP conversion law is unconstitutional. But the debate does not end with this one law, as it also replicates many existing provisions from other laws, which have been left standing for too long. India cannot call itself a constitutional democracy until social interference in matters of conscience is eliminated from its laws, once and for all.
Published on Jan 05, 2021 06:52 PM IST
In a letter to states and Union Territories, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated that the number of active COVID-19 cases has been declining steadily in the country for the last three-and-half months.
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 03:02 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
The anti-CAA protests, the defiance of migrants, and now the farmers’ stir show that the everyday practice of democracy is a powerful corrective in the face of arbitrary and unilateral State decisions
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 07:40 PM IST
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Updated on Dec 26, 2020 04:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com
The sunshine state is tasked with dispelling the darkness of the year
Published on Dec 20, 2020 07:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times |Rehana Munir
Residents in eight towers were confined in their apartments for five days but the ninth tower, which had the highest number of infections, went through a total lockdown for two weeks. Some were left without food and medicines while many others waited more than a week to be allowed outside.
Published on Dec 17, 2020 12:04 PM IST
Victoria |Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
With different food safety measures being implemented in the state, Odisha’s ranking in the National Food Safety Index has risen to 13th position for the year 2019-2020, a top government official said on Wednesday.
Published on Dec 16, 2020 07:53 PM IST
Press Trust of India |Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale
Farmers break through multi-layer barricades at Shambu barrier on Punjab-Haryana border and head for Delhi
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 01:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Shambu (Patiala) | Vishal Rambani
Biden, 78, presented his picks for secretary of state, national security advisor, homeland security secretary, intelligence chief, UN ambassador and climate change envoy.
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 03:18 PM IST
Wilmington, Delaware, US |Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
Had opted for admission in states other than UT Chandigarh though they were required to submit an undertaking that they had not done so while filing applications for admissions
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 11:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | , ChandigarhAmanjeet Singh Salyal
Biden’s incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain said Sunday the president-elect would be making his initial cabinet announcements on Tuesday.
Published on Nov 23, 2020 06:30 AM IST
If Biden’s lead expands in the electoral college vote, few of the court cases may have a real chance to change the final outcome. Trump has scored three wins and five losses since Nov. 3. Below is a list of key court cases to watch:
Published on Nov 08, 2020 06:32 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Haryana will witness by-polls along with the Bihar assembly elections
Updated on Nov 02, 2020 01:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni
Kerala could become the first state in India to make it illegal for health care professionals or religious leaders to try to alter people’s sexual orientation or gender identity through such treatments, which have no scientific backing.
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 07:58 PM IST
Kochi, India |Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
The post-lockdown sequential recovery is flattening and inflation is gathering momentum. This raises questions on the recent optimism around economic recovery.
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 05:54 AM IST
The action against a range of intellectuals and activists and journalists — Sudha Bharadwaj, Anand Teltumbde, Stan Swamy, Apoorvanand, Harsh Mander are among the better-known examples — indicates that the space for free expression and dissent is jeopardised
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 07:55 PM IST
Home ministry modifies Covid-19 guidelines for 12 poll-bound states, allows political rallies with immediate effect
Home ministry modifies Covid-19 guidelines for 12 poll-bound states, allows political rallies with immediate effect.
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 05:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
The blockchain facility would be a single platform that can be used for developing and deploying block chain applications for all departments and public sector enterprises within the state.
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 09:51 PM IST
Chennai |Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
Many companies and institutions across the planet are trying to develop an effective vaccine to curb the spread of Covid-19 which has claimed more than 950,000 lives globally.
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 10:34 PM IST
Bahraini officials said the agreement will help promote peace in the region, a position that is not shared by its neighbor Iran.
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 06:59 AM IST
A record 81,533 Covid-19 patients recovered between Friday and Saturday morning, taking the number of recoveries in the country to 3,624,196, the Union health ministry data showed.
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 01:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 07:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Murali Krishnan
The finance ministers of Congress-ruled states said they were not happy with the outcome of the meeting as decisions were thrust upon them by the Centre.
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 12:59 AM IST
A low-pressure area over eastern Madhya Pradesh is likely to move westwards across the state in the next three-four days, an IMD official said on Friday.
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 06:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Jayashree Nandi
This distrust has shaped official communication, relief and the health response to the pandemic
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 06:01 AM IST
Turkey’s top court will deliver a critical verdict Thursday on whether Istanbul’s emblematic landmark and former church Hagia Sophia can be redesignated as a mosque, a ruling which could inflame tensions with the West.
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 12:39 PM IST
Istanbul, Turkey |Agence France-Presse | Posted by : Alfea Jamal
The Republican-controlled Senate is not expected to consider the legislation, and Republican President Donald Trump has publicly opposed the move, noting that statehood would result in electing more Democrats to Congress.
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Washington |Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
Move beyond State-market, rural-urban, agri-non agri and welfare-growth binaries. They are linked
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 06:24 PM IST
Covid-19 pandemic in the country could see a declining trend by mid of September this year, according to the findings of mathematical analysis by Union Health Ministry officials.
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 02:30 PM IST
New Delhi |Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
The animals, to be distributed among Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland, which had come up with a special pig breeding policy, will now be sent to Punjab
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 06:38 PM IST