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Schools will function from 10am to 3pm and students of Classes 5 to 12 will be allowed to attend classes from Thursday.(HT file photo)

Schools set to reopen in Punjab from January 7

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 04:36 PM IST
State school education minister Vijay Inder Singla directs all school managements to strictly comply with Covid-19 protocol
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Based on the central government’s guidelines, the Covid-19 vaccine will be offered first to healthcare workers, frontline workers, persons above 50 years of age(PTI)
Based on the central government’s guidelines, the Covid-19 vaccine will be offered first to healthcare workers, frontline workers, persons above 50 years of age(PTI)

PMC plans to vaccinate 44 lakh in 6 months

By Steffy Thevar | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 06:51 PM IST
The task force has drafted the strategy after it met on December 29
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The state government is planning to allot Mulshi dam water, currently being used by a private company for power generation, for drinking and irrigation purposes(HT FILE)
The state government is planning to allot Mulshi dam water, currently being used by a private company for power generation, for drinking and irrigation purposes(HT FILE)

Deputy CM Ajit Pawar asks committee to submit report on Mulshi dam

By Abhay Khairnar | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 05:48 PM IST
He added that the state government is awaiting the report so that they can decide if water can be drawn from the reservoir
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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India October 18: Congress candidate Mukesh Agnihotri from Haroli, Shimla on Wednesday, October 18 2017. HT File Photo
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India October 18: Congress candidate Mukesh Agnihotri from Haroli, Shimla on Wednesday, October 18 2017. HT File Photo

CM not brave enough to accept responsibility for his own failures: Mukesh Agnihotri

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 01:21 AM IST
Agnihotri also slammed the CM for continuously transferring government officers
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The department of sports(Twitter)
The department of sports(Twitter)

India gears up for resumption of meets in Olympic sports, govt guidelines released

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 10:16 PM IST
After a break of 11 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, federations are anxious to hold competitions to help athletes prepare for the Tokyo Olympics.
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With no financial dependency on the state, Pune mayor Murlidhar Mohol was of the view that the civic body did not require state government’s permission for recruiting staff.(Hindustan Times)
With no financial dependency on the state, Pune mayor Murlidhar Mohol was of the view that the civic body did not require state government’s permission for recruiting staff.(Hindustan Times)

PMC awaits state government nod for medical college recruitment

By Abhay Khairnar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 04:05 PM IST
As the college will function with funds from the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), all resources will be provided by the civic body
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The absence of purpose limitation safeguards with respect to use of worker records by aggregators and/or government agencies exposes platform workers to the threat of discriminatory profiling.(HINDUSTAN TIMES PHOTO)
The absence of purpose limitation safeguards with respect to use of worker records by aggregators and/or government agencies exposes platform workers to the threat of discriminatory profiling.(HINDUSTAN TIMES PHOTO)

A data rights agenda for platform and gig economy workers

By Nandini Chami and Sadhana Sanjay
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 05:52 PM IST
In the long term, a well-rounded data rights agenda that acknowledges privacy and personal data protection considerations as well as workers’ collective claim need to become the new 21st century frontier for the labour movement.
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The state government had capped the prices for oxygen beds and ICU beds for Covid-19 patients across all private hospitals in the state(HT PHOTO)
The state government had capped the prices for oxygen beds and ICU beds for Covid-19 patients across all private hospitals in the state(HT PHOTO)

State govt extends hospital room price caps, private hospitals unhappy

By Steffy Thevar | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 05:25 PM IST
The notification has been in place since May 21 wherein the state government had capped the prices for oxygen beds
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A view of Kondhve-Dhavde village. The village will be included in Pune Municipal Corporation in Pune, India, on Thursday, December 17, 2020.(HT PHOTO)
A view of Kondhve-Dhavde village. The village will be included in Pune Municipal Corporation in Pune, India, on Thursday, December 17, 2020.(HT PHOTO)

PMC prepares Rs 9,000-cr plan to develop newly included villages

By Siddharth Gadkari | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 04:55 PM IST
The money will be mainly spent on amenities like water, road, sewage and solid waste management, to create basic facilities which residents of these 23 areas residents want badly
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Maharashtra’s first sports university will be set up at Balewadi in Pune.(HT PHOTO)
Maharashtra’s first sports university will be set up at Balewadi in Pune.(HT PHOTO)

Sports university to begin with three subjects, 50 students

By Nadeem Inamdar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 05:07 PM IST
The state government will hire the vice-chancellor and after that, national and international experts will be hired for setting the agenda
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The Haryana school education department asked students to submit a medical certificate before joining class.(Manoj Dhaka/HT file)
The Haryana school education department asked students to submit a medical certificate before joining class.(Manoj Dhaka/HT file)

22 students of Classes 10, 12 test positive for Covid before schools reopen in Haryana

By Sunil Rahar | Hindustan Times, Rohtak
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 04:27 PM IST
Last week, the state government decided to reopen schools on December 14 for students taking the board exams and for students of Classes 9 and 11 on December 21.
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State transport minister Mool Chand Sharma said 50% rent of shops located at bus stands of Haryana Roadways will be waived from July 1 to 31, 2020.(HT file photo)
State transport minister Mool Chand Sharma said 50% rent of shops located at bus stands of Haryana Roadways will be waived from July 1 to 31, 2020.(HT file photo)

Haryana govt waives rent of shops at bus stands from April to June

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:42 PM IST
The state government’s fleet of buses was grounded during this period due to the Covid-19 lockdown
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State government pensioners and family pensioners have to submit the life certificate in November every year for further continuation of pension.(Representational photo)
State government pensioners and family pensioners have to submit the life certificate in November every year for further continuation of pension.(Representational photo)

Haryana govt pensioners can submit life certificate till February 28

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:25 PM IST
Earlier, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and in view of the vulnerability of the elderly, the government had extended the date to submit the certificate till December 31.
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The restrictions were relaxed in October but reimposed in December after a resurgence in cases.(HT File Photo)
The restrictions were relaxed in October but reimposed in December after a resurgence in cases.(HT File Photo)

Night curfew a party pooper, rescind orders: Hotel association tells Punjab government

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 12:40 AM IST
The state government had recently fixed the ceiling for guests at 100 for indoor guests and 250 for outdoor gatherings
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Meghalaya will allow tourist entry from December 21 since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.(Unsplash)
Meghalaya will allow tourist entry from December 21 since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.(Unsplash)

Meghalaya to allow tourist entry from December 21

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 04:18 PM IST
Meghalaya will allow tourist entry from December 21 since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said the state government was ensuring that the pace of development was not halted due to the pandemic.(HT Photo)
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said the state government was ensuring that the pace of development was not halted due to the pandemic.(HT Photo)

HP CM lays foundation stones of development projects worth 94 crore

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:34 AM IST
Jai Ram unveiled 12 projects and laid foundation stones of 11 projects
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Bad air knows no boundaries and a multiplicity of agencies working in silos doesn’t help the situation(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Bad air knows no boundaries and a multiplicity of agencies working in silos doesn’t help the situation(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Tackling pollution, beyond stubble burning | Opinion

By Sumant Sinha
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 08:23 PM IST
While stubble burning continues to be a sensitive inter-state issue, the local administration should focus on these “internal” factors and mitigate them through proper planning, strict governance and the active participation of common citizens
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Farmers listen to a speaker as they take part in a protest against the central government’s recent agricultural reforms at the Delhi-Haryana state border in Singhu on Friday.(AFP)
Farmers listen to a speaker as they take part in a protest against the central government’s recent agricultural reforms at the Delhi-Haryana state border in Singhu on Friday.(AFP)

Farm reforms must ensure price stability, food security

By Lakhwinder Singh | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 05:03 PM IST
Any change in agricultural markets should use the farm development model of Punjab and Haryana and after improving upon the flaws, new enactments should be made.
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Former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini had moved the top court, appealing against the Punjab and Haryana high court order that declined him pre-arrest bail in the Balwant Singh Multani case.(HT file photo)
Former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini had moved the top court, appealing against the Punjab and Haryana high court order that declined him pre-arrest bail in the Balwant Singh Multani case.(HT file photo)

Supreme Court grants anticipatory bail to former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini in murder case

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 12:53 PM IST
The top court directed Punjab Police to release Saini on bail in the event of his arrest on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and two sureties of the like amount.
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The state government is also considering holding the budget session in Nagpur and Mumbai, in two parts, so as to fulfil a condition in the Nagpur pact that at least one session of the state legislature should be held in the second capital of the state every year.(HT)
The state government is also considering holding the budget session in Nagpur and Mumbai, in two parts, so as to fulfil a condition in the Nagpur pact that at least one session of the state legislature should be held in the second capital of the state every year.(HT)

Maharashtra’s winter session likely to be curtailed to two days

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 09:35 PM IST
After the Parliament cancelled its winter session, the Maharashtra legislature, too, is expected to either cancel its winter session or hold it for just two days, down from the traditional duration of two weeks
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A healthcare worker collects swab samples from passengers at a Covid-19 testing centre at the Pune International Airport, on Saturday.(HT PHOTO)
A healthcare worker collects swab samples from passengers at a Covid-19 testing centre at the Pune International Airport, on Saturday.(HT PHOTO)

271 passengers tested in 3 days at airport, only nine Covid-19 +ve

By Steffy Thevar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 05:07 PM IST
On the first day, 130 flight passengers did not have a negative RT-PCR report with them and so, they were tested
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Punjab farmers breaking through the barricades put up by Haryana Police at Shambu barrier on the border of Ambala and Patiala districts on Thursday. Tear gas and water cannons could not stop the farmers from marching to Delhi to protest against the Centre’s farm laws.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)
Punjab farmers breaking through the barricades put up by Haryana Police at Shambu barrier on the border of Ambala and Patiala districts on Thursday. Tear gas and water cannons could not stop the farmers from marching to Delhi to protest against the Centre’s farm laws.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)

Amarinder slams Khattar for using brute force against farmers marching towards Delhi

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 04:36 PM IST
Why is Haryana govt provoking them by resorting to force? Don’t the farmers have the right to pass peacefully through a public highway, asks Punjab CM
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(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)

294 medical posts to be filled on outsource basis: Jai Ram

By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 12:40 AM IST
The CM said 130 nurses, 75 lab technicians, 79 Class-4 employees and 10 data-entry operators will be temporarily recruited on outsource basis.
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Tourists at Kufri after a fresh spell of snowfall in November after the Himachal government lifted all curbs on visitor arrivals.(Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)
Tourists at Kufri after a fresh spell of snowfall in November after the Himachal government lifted all curbs on visitor arrivals.(Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)

How HP lost control over Covid battle

By Gaurav Bisht/Naresh K Thakur | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla/dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:32 AM IST
More than 12,300 cases and 238 fatalities were recorded this month as compared to the previous highest tally of 8,938 cases in September since the outbreak.
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Only a few students in class at the Post Graduate Government College in Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Monday. Most colleges that reopened in the city reported thin attendance.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Only a few students in class at the Post Graduate Government College in Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Monday. Most colleges that reopened in the city reported thin attendance.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

Chandigarh colleges reopen to poor attendance

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 10:32 PM IST
The higher education department last week took a call on reopening the colleges from November 23 for final-year students of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for academic and placement purposes.
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The decision has been taken by the Jagadguru Shree Sant Tukaram Maharaj Sansthan, Dehu, considering the increasing number of Covid-19 positive patients in Pune district.(HT PHOTO)
The decision has been taken by the Jagadguru Shree Sant Tukaram Maharaj Sansthan, Dehu, considering the increasing number of Covid-19 positive patients in Pune district.(HT PHOTO)

Vitthal temple at Pandhapur, Dehu Sansthan closed for Kartik Ekadashi

By Dheeraj Bengrut | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 05:16 PM IST
At Dehu, where the Samadhi temple of Sant Tukaram Maharaj is situated, the temple will be closed for three days starting November 25
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With missing grave angels and damaged monuments the Ambala Cemetery is virtually in ruins.(HT Photo)
With missing grave angels and damaged monuments the Ambala Cemetery is virtually in ruins.(HT Photo)

Save Ambala’s war cemetery, MP KJ Alphons writes to Haryana CM

By Bhavey Nagpal | Hindustan Times, Ambala
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 12:12 AM IST
Says bid being made to take over burial ground. Ashok Khemka, principal secretary to the state government (archaeology and museums department), has said that the letter is yet to be examined
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The ED also sought directions for HSIIDC to confirm the exact area of land released after the Section 6 notification since the corporation mentions 70.49 acres of released land in its affidavit.(HT Photo)
The ED also sought directions for HSIIDC to confirm the exact area of land released after the Section 6 notification since the corporation mentions 70.49 acres of released land in its affidavit.(HT Photo)

Manesar land scam:ED questions Haryana government silence on 268 acres

By Hitender Rao | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 01:01 AM IST
The agency said that under the garb of ‘change of beneficial ownership’, transferees had accrued undue benefits
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A man walks past a graffiti amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
A man walks past a graffiti amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

‘State or concentration camp?’: BJP MLA slams Maharashtra govt over reopening of schools

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 02:38 PM IST
The state government has allowed reopening of schools for classes 9 to 12 depending on the Covid-19 situation in local areas.
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Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of Delhi has asked his party’s volunteers, MPs and MLAs to go in public places and distribute masks. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of Delhi has asked his party’s volunteers, MPs and MLAs to go in public places and distribute masks. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

‘Best deshbhakti’: Kejriwal urges AAP workers to distribute free masks to people

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 06:04 PM IST
Kejriwal’s tweet comes amid number of heightened measures in Delhi to fight the viral contagion. The national capital has witnessed a surge in coronavirus cases since October 28, when the daily rise breached the 5,000-mark for the first time, and it crossed the 8,000-mark on November 11.
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