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So far, 20 members of the Odisha legislative assembly (MLAs), six ministers and four MPs from the state have tested Covid-19 positive.(Representational Image)

Odisha: BJD MP, state minister take ill; admitted to Covid hospital

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 01:56 PM IST
Padmini Dian, minister for textiles, handlooms and handicrafts; and Nabarangpur MP Ramesh Chandra Majhi were shifted to a Covid-19 hospital in Bhubaneswar after they complained of difficulty in breathing
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JMM and the Congress promised loan waivers to farmers, higher minimum support price for paddy, and unemployment allowance to youth. The parties also promised to fill all vacancies in government departments in six months.(D Prasad/HT photo)
JMM and the Congress promised loan waivers to farmers, higher minimum support price for paddy, and unemployment allowance to youth. The parties also promised to fill all vacancies in government departments in six months.(D Prasad/HT photo)

Jobs, farm distress in focus for Jharkhand govt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 12:23 AM IST
Experts said several tasks lie ahead for the JMM-Congress-Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) alliance, which won 47 seats in the assembly elections, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which secured 25 constituencies.
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Farmers hold placards as they protest against the three capital cities for the state proposed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy, at Thullur village in Guntur.(PTI)
Farmers hold placards as they protest against the three capital cities for the state proposed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy, at Thullur village in Guntur.(PTI)

Andhra govt halts decision on capital move after farmers’ protest

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 06:32 PM IST
The state cabinet also decided to constitute a high-power committee to take a comprehensive look into the issues that might arise in implementing the decision.
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Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh(HT image)
Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh(HT image)

‘Will review resignation if Congress clarifies stand on Jammu and Kashmir’

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 03:17 AM IST
Singh, who submitted his resignation to All India Congress Committee general secretary and Maharashtra in-charge Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday, said on Wednesday that he was not allowed to speak in screening committee meeting on issues related to Mumbai and Maharashtra.
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Sewage overflowing on to the main street, from both sewers and stormwater drains at Sector 67 Sohna Road, in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Sewage overflowing on to the main street, from both sewers and stormwater drains at Sector 67 Sohna Road, in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Gurugram’s sector 67 residents struggle with sewage overflow from drains

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 07:55 AM IST
Backflow from stormwater channels and sewer lines has caused foul-smelling wastewater to flow out onto the open road, which is also home to other condominiums like M3M Golf Estate, M3M Cosmopolitan, M3M Urbana, Emaar Marbella, Ireo Victory Valley and Ireo Uptown.
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The dried up Bendsura Dam near Beed in Marathwada.(Hindustan Times)
The dried up Bendsura Dam near Beed in Marathwada.(Hindustan Times)

Rs 30-crore cloud seeding project over rain-parched Marathwada begins today

By Shrinivas Deshpande | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 02:29 PM IST
Marathwada had received only 295.47 mm of rainfall as of August 9, which is just 36.8 % of the annual average. The process of cloud seeding, on an experimental basis, was kickstarted on August 9.
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Representative(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Representative(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Tripura government approves right to free and compulsory education, no detention up to class 4

By Press Trust of India | Agartala
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 07:54 AM IST
Tripura government has approved the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, which allows no detention up to class four.
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Officials also said that the forest will have all the components of a sustainable ecosystem, such as native plant varieties and water bodies, which will be strategically located in high recharge zones to trap rainwater coming from the Aravallis.(Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Officials also said that the forest will have all the components of a sustainable ecosystem, such as native plant varieties and water bodies, which will be strategically located in high recharge zones to trap rainwater coming from the Aravallis.(Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Forest department to start work on Gurugram’s largest urban forest today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 10:21 PM IST
Afforestation is one of the five major interventions for water conservation proposed under the Centre’s Jal Shakti Abhiyan, being implemented locally by the district administration.
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Most of the second-rung leaders from the party applied for tickets from their constituency. Interviews for Mumbai South, South Central and North were held on Tuesday.(HT FILE)
Most of the second-rung leaders from the party applied for tickets from their constituency. Interviews for Mumbai South, South Central and North were held on Tuesday.(HT FILE)

186 from Congress apply for Assembly tickets from Mumbai

By Surendra Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2019 05:34 AM IST
Former state unit chief Manikrao Thakre and former minister Harshavardhan Patil conducted the interviews in Mumbai.
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The CBI has booked BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar and at least 30 of his aides for allegedly conspiring to murder and attempt to murder the woman who accused the politician of raping her.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
The CBI has booked BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar and at least 30 of his aides for allegedly conspiring to murder and attempt to murder the woman who accused the politician of raping her.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

For Unnao rape survivor’s accident, CBI books BJP MLA for murder, conspiracy

By Rohit K Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 06:38 AM IST
The 19-year-old woman and her lawyer were critically injured and her aunt and aunt’s sister died in a road accident in Rae Bareli on Sunday. Her family has accused Bangarmau MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the main accused in the rape case, of planning the accident.
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Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee.(HT Photo)
Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee.(HT Photo)

2 councillors ditch BJP, return to TMC

By HT Correspondents | Kolkata/Midnapore
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 01:44 AM IST
There have been a series of defections from the TMC to BJP since the latter made inroads into the state by winning 18 of West Bengal’s 42 Lok Sabha seats in the April-May national polls.
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Lawyers across Madhya Pradesh observed a state wide strike on Tuesday demanding a law for their protection. Image used for representational purpose only.(Photo: Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
Lawyers across Madhya Pradesh observed a state wide strike on Tuesday demanding a law for their protection. Image used for representational purpose only.(Photo: Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)

Advocates Protection Act to be tabled soon, says MP minister

By Press Trust of India | Bhopal/Jabalpur
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2019 09:04 PM IST
Lawyers across Madhya Pradesh observed a state wide strike on Tuesday demanding a law for their protection. Minister for Law and Legislative Affairs PC Sharma said the proposed legislation envisages stricter punishment for threats or attacks on lawyers while discharging their duties.
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With just three months left for the assembly polls, the NCP has conveyed to the Congress to make immediate changes in the state unit to enable seat-sharing talks.(HT Photo)
With just three months left for the assembly polls, the NCP has conveyed to the Congress to make immediate changes in the state unit to enable seat-sharing talks.(HT Photo)

NCP waits for decision on Maharashtra Congress prez to start seat-sharing talks

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 11:00 PM IST
Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan stepped down from his post recently, taking moral responsibility for the party’s rout in the state in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls.
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Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis (centre) with Union ministers Piyush Goyal (to his right) and Hardeep Singh Puri (to his left) at the Sahyadri state guest house on Saturday.(CM Twitter Handle)
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis (centre) with Union ministers Piyush Goyal (to his right) and Hardeep Singh Puri (to his left) at the Sahyadri state guest house on Saturday.(CM Twitter Handle)

Devendra Fadnavis meets Union ministers to discuss Maharashtra housing

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 02:49 PM IST
The meeting focussed on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), which aims to build affordable homes for all by 2022. The leaders also took stock of pending issues and addressed hurdles that have delayed several projects in the state.
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An under-construction underpass at Bajghera. Officials said that five of the six flyovers to be completed are located in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Archives)
An under-construction underpass at Bajghera. Officials said that five of the six flyovers to be completed are located in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Archives)

Six flyovers to be finished before polls: Narbir Singh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 07:57 AM IST
The Wazirpur flyover is completed, while the Taj Nagar and Pahadi village flyovers will be completed by July-end. Construction of the Bajghera and Garhi Harsaru flyover will be over by August 15.
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BJP protest march in West against the alleged killing of its workers.(Bengal BJP/Twitter)
BJP protest march in West against the alleged killing of its workers.(Bengal BJP/Twitter)

‘Is this Pakistan?’ Bengal BJP alleges teen shot for chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’

By Indo-Asian News Service | Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 03:07 PM IST
Expressing concern over the injury of the teenager, BJP state President Dilip Ghosh said it is unfortunate that people are being shot for shouting a slogan.
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The Congress said the draft ordinance was meant to create fear and pressure on universities by Yogi Adityanath’s government.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
The Congress said the draft ordinance was meant to create fear and pressure on universities by Yogi Adityanath’s government.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Act on ‘anti-national’ activities will promote unity: UP

By Chandan Kumar | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2019 12:06 AM IST
Deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma, who is also the state minister for higher and secondary education, said the draft ordinance, promoted unity and integrity.
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The first cabinet meeting chaired by Andhra Pradesh chief minister and YSR Congress party president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday announced waiver of interest on all crop loans .(PTI File Photo)
The first cabinet meeting chaired by Andhra Pradesh chief minister and YSR Congress party president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday announced waiver of interest on all crop loans .(PTI File Photo)

In its first meeting, Jagan Reddy cabinet decides to waive interest on all crop loans

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 01:39 AM IST
The meeting also decided to supply all essential commodities to door steps of common man.
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Farmers in Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Pudukkottai and parts of Cuddalore district are likely to be affected and the Kuruvai crop this year will likely be planted only by those who have access to borewell water.(HT File Photo)
Farmers in Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Pudukkottai and parts of Cuddalore district are likely to be affected and the Kuruvai crop this year will likely be planted only by those who have access to borewell water.(HT File Photo)

‘No water to release for Kuruvai crop’, says Tamil Nadu government

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2019 11:37 PM IST
Tamil Nadu All Farmers Coordination Committee chief PR Pandian blamed the Cauvery Water Management Authority, whose negligence, he alleged, has pushed the state’s farmers into this difficult situation.
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Bhalaji, a senior AIADMK leader, also sought a ban on MNM for “sowing violence” and demanded that the Election Commission of India act against Haasan.(PTI)
Bhalaji, a senior AIADMK leader, also sought a ban on MNM for “sowing violence” and demanded that the Election Commission of India act against Haasan.(PTI)

‘Haasan’s tongue should be cut off’: TN Minister on Godse remark

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 09:06 PM IST
Bhalaji, known for his outspoken remarks on various issues, charged the actor-politician with “spewing venom,” and accused the latter of making such comments to “satisfy someone.”
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If the BJP really intends to replace the Constitution with the Manusmriti, as is being claimed by many BJP functionaries, has Pankaja considered her double jeopardy in this regard?(HT Photo)
If the BJP really intends to replace the Constitution with the Manusmriti, as is being claimed by many BJP functionaries, has Pankaja considered her double jeopardy in this regard?(HT Photo)

Enfants terribles of new India

By Sujata Anandan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 05:55 AM IST
Pankaja Munde, a state minister, has earned herself an appellation for allegedly inflating bills of nutritious meals provided to children in anganwadis, as also more recently of mobile phones provided to anganwadi workers.
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An initial probe into deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people shows it was “retaliation for Christchurch,” the country’s deputy defence minister said Tuesday.(REUTERS)
An initial probe into deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people shows it was “retaliation for Christchurch,” the country’s deputy defence minister said Tuesday.(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka bombings ‘retaliation for New Zealand mosque attack: Minister

By AFP | Colombo
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 06:01 PM IST
Fifty people were killed in shooting attacks on two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on March 15.
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Members of the Patidar community protest for leader Hardik Patel’s release from jail in Surat in April 2016.(PTI File Photo)
Members of the Patidar community protest for leader Hardik Patel’s release from jail in Surat in April 2016.(PTI File Photo)

Lok Sabha polls 2019 | ‘Quota no longer priority’: 18-year-old Patidar doesn’t want reservation, but an IT job

By Snigdha Poonam | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 09:16 AM IST
Rutvik Patel was only 14 years old in 2015 when his community’s agitations for government quotas in higher education and jobs blazed through Gujarat. Hundreds of thousands of young Patidars poured into the streets from Surat to Ahmedabad. They burnt police stations, attacked the houses of state ministers, and wrecked public property.
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Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)

5 years on, all-women’s ground at Mumbra by this month-end

By Tanushree Venkatraman | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 12:20 AM IST
To ensure safety, the ground will also have security guards, will be well-lit with changing room facilities
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(Dalit protest HT PHOTO)
(Dalit protest HT PHOTO)

Protest on SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Amendment BillSecurity of MPs and MLAs tightened in Madhya Pradesh

By Ranjan | Ranjan, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Police tightened the security arrangements for all the MPs and MLAs in Madhya Pradesh including central and state ministers following protests over the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Amendment Bill passed in the parliament last month, said police sources.
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BJP chief Amit Shah.(HT FILE PHOTO)
BJP chief Amit Shah.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Shah’s Jaipur visit to boost morale of BJP workers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 10:11 PM IST
Shah will address the BJP state working committee meetings at Totuka Bhawan on July 21.
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Muslim children hold the tricolour flag during the 71st Independence Day celebrations at a madrasa in Moradabad on Tuesday.(PTI File Photo)
Muslim children hold the tricolour flag during the 71st Independence Day celebrations at a madrasa in Moradabad on Tuesday.(PTI File Photo)

Uttar Pradesh madrasas to do away with ‘kurta-pyjama’ as government moots new dress code

By Press Trust of India | Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 09:41 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh state government is yet to disclose the new dress code for madrasa students, but said it might also fund it.
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One of the flag ship schemes of the NDA government launched in April 2016 modifying the Indira Awaas Yojana, PMAY intends to provide houses to all by 2022.(HT FILE)
One of the flag ship schemes of the NDA government launched in April 2016 modifying the Indira Awaas Yojana, PMAY intends to provide houses to all by 2022.(HT FILE)

‘Complete pending PMAY houses by July’

By HT Correspondet | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 09:47 PM IST
Rajasthan was given a target of 4,73,887 houses for 2016-17 and 2017-18, against which 3,05,915 have been completed.
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Stockholm Water Prize 1993 winner Madhav Chitale underlines the need for socio-economic development along with urban planning.(RAHUL RAUT/HT)
Stockholm Water Prize 1993 winner Madhav Chitale underlines the need for socio-economic development along with urban planning.(RAHUL RAUT/HT)

Pune among cities that overuse water: Madhav Chitale

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 04:31 PM IST
Residents consume around 200-250 litres per person, which is almost double the standard usage, the expert on water issues said. 
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Strict action will be taken against those found involved in any malpractice related to sugar sale and import, said Subhash Deshmukh.(HT Fil e(Representational Image))
Strict action will be taken against those found involved in any malpractice related to sugar sale and import, said Subhash Deshmukh.(HT Fil e(Representational Image))

Sugar from Pakistan turns into bitter political blame game in Maharashtra

By G Mohiuddin Jeddy | Hindustan Times, Navi Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 10:48 AM IST
State minister of cooperation, marketing and textile, Subhash Deshmukh, said state will act against offenders.
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