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Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant.(ANI)

Goa: Opposition demands withdrawal of circular ‘gagging’ government employees

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2020 05:12 PM IST
The circular warning its employees against signing petitions, representations or taking part in campaigns against the state’s policies has drawn flak from Opposition parties
Polycarbonate sheet partitions have been installed between seats of legislators to check the spread of coronavirus infection as the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha’s monsoon session gets underway on September 7.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Polycarbonate sheet partitions have been installed between seats of legislators to check the spread of coronavirus infection as the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha’s monsoon session gets underway on September 7.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

10-day Himachal Pradesh assembly session from September 7 amid Covid curbs

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 04:23 PM IST
Speaker Vipin Singh Parmar convenes all-party meeting to discuss arrangements for safe and smooth conduct of proceedings
HT Image
HT Image

Haryana govt asks university, college staff to work from home

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2020 10:08 PM IST
Protocol implemented for vulnerable set of employees as a preventive measure to check the spread of coronavirus disease
The officers transferred also include superintendents of police in as many as 16 districts of the state. (Image used for representation only).(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The officers transferred also include superintendents of police in as many as 16 districts of the state. (Image used for representation only).(HT FILE PHOTO.)

In Madhya Pradesh, 52 top IPS officers transferred in major reshuffle

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 09:02 PM IST
The massive reshuffle has taken place amid speculation in the state secretariat that there may be a change of guard in the police department soon.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath’s announcement came during a meeting with a delegation of the Maha Bodhi Society led by minister for public relations PC Sharma at the state secretariat.(HT PHOTO.)
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath’s announcement came during a meeting with a delegation of the Maha Bodhi Society led by minister for public relations PC Sharma at the state secretariat.(HT PHOTO.)

Grand temple dedicated to Sita to be built in Sri Lanka: Kamal Nath

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 12:48 AM IST
The CM apprised the delegation that the president of Maha Bodhi Society and several companies of Japan and other countries as well as other institutions had offered financial assistance for the construction of various structures in Sanchi, the Buddhist tourism centre in Madhya Pradesh.
Raising slogans such as “Jai Amaravati- Jai Jai Amaravati,” and “Save Amaravati, Save Andhra Pradesh,” the padayatra passed through Rayapudi, Modugulanka Palem, Velagapudi and Malkapuram, before culminating at Mandadam.(HT Photo)
Raising slogans such as “Jai Amaravati- Jai Jai Amaravati,” and “Save Amaravati, Save Andhra Pradesh,” the padayatra passed through Rayapudi, Modugulanka Palem, Velagapudi and Malkapuram, before culminating at Mandadam.(HT Photo)

In Amaravati, people walk for 10 km to protest against shifting of Andhra capital

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 08:00 AM IST
Holding green flags and tricolours, the people, under the banner of Joint Action Committee and Amaravati Parirakshan Samithi (Committee to protect Amaravati), began their marathon walk at Thullur village at around 10.30 am and walked up to Mandadam village near state secretariat covering a total distance of around 10 km.
In Andhra Pradesh, people protest against the three capital proposal in Amaravati.(ANI PHOTO.)
In Andhra Pradesh, people protest against the three capital proposal in Amaravati.(ANI PHOTO.)

US firm declares Amaravati unfit for Andhra capital, recommends Vizag

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 07:36 AM IST
Speaking to reporters after the BCG submitted its report, planning department secretary G S Vijay Kumar said the consultancy firm recommended that the state secretariat, Raj Bhavan and the chief minister’s office be located in Visakhapatnam.
Hundreds of farmers of Amaravati took to the streets to protest against chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s statement in the assembly that the executive capital would be shifted to Visakhapatnam and judiciary to Kurnool, while confining to Amaravati only the legislative assembly.(PTI PHOTO.)
Hundreds of farmers of Amaravati took to the streets to protest against chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s statement in the assembly that the executive capital would be shifted to Visakhapatnam and judiciary to Kurnool, while confining to Amaravati only the legislative assembly.(PTI PHOTO.)

Amaravati shuts down in protest against 3-capital plan; police enforce Section 144

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 08:15 PM IST
Schools, businesses, government offices and hotels have been shut down in the wake of a call for bandh in 29 villages in and around the capital city. The call for the shutdown was given by farmers. Farmers and labourers launched relay hunger strikes in Velagapudi, where the state secretariat is located.
The Uttar Pradesh CM and his ministers will be at IIM for the day-long programme that includes orientation and sessions on good governance and development.(PTI PHOTO.)
The Uttar Pradesh CM and his ministers will be at IIM for the day-long programme that includes orientation and sessions on good governance and development.(PTI PHOTO.)

Yogi Adityanath ministers have a class today at IIM for lessons in governance

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 09:54 PM IST
Besides attending the programme titled “Manthan” at IIM, the ministers will have more learning sessions with the IIM team at the CM’s residence or in the state secretariat on September 15 and 22, 2019.
LGBT activists dance to Hindi and English songs as part of a queer flashmob outside the Raipur railway station on August 4, 2019.(By special arrangement)
LGBT activists dance to Hindi and English songs as part of a queer flashmob outside the Raipur railway station on August 4, 2019.(By special arrangement)

New rainbows in small-town India

Raipur | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 03:11 AM IST
Buoyed by this, a group of 15-20 people banded over WhatsApp groups to hold another event on April 9. They set up Queer Chhattisgarh, a page on Facebook, and were soon inundated with messages from people in other towns and hamlets, and many from anonymous profiles.
The death of Sreejeev had drawn national attention after his brother Sreejith protested for more than three years in front of the state secretariat seeking action against local police officers. The case was handed over to CBI last year.(HT image)
The death of Sreejeev had drawn national attention after his brother Sreejith protested for more than three years in front of the state secretariat seeking action against local police officers. The case was handed over to CBI last year.(HT image)

Kerala man committed suicide, no case of custodial death: CBI

Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 07:59 PM IST
The federal agency said in its closure report, filed before the chief judicial magistrate’s court in Thiruvananthapuram, it had found enough evidence to prove that Sreejeev had committed suicide.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has condoled the death of the senior bureaucrat, describing him as an upright and dedicated officer who will be remembered for his work ethics. (Representative image)
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has condoled the death of the senior bureaucrat, describing him as an upright and dedicated officer who will be remembered for his work ethics. (Representative image)

UP bureaucrat killed in road accident, wife remains critical

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 03:44 PM IST
Officials said SK Tayal was headed to Lucknow to participate in a departmental review meeting convened by Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya at 3 pm.
Chief minister Raghubar Das reviews the ‘Pradhamantri Ujjawala Yojna’ in Ranchi on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Chief minister Raghubar Das reviews the ‘Pradhamantri Ujjawala Yojna’ in Ranchi on Saturday. (HT Photo)

Jharkhand CM sets 60-day deadline for distribution of free LPG connections

RANCHI | By Bedanti Saran
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 02:42 PM IST
Raghubar Das fixed the deadline during a review meeting of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana here at the state secretariat.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stressed that senior bureaucrats should be accountable to the public .(HT PHOTO)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stressed that senior bureaucrats should be accountable to the public .(HT PHOTO)

‘Let’s do X Plus’: Naveen Patnaik’s pep talk to IAS officers for top service

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 12:18 PM IST
Naveen Patnaik asked senior IAS officers to make the State’s policies the best in the country in every sector.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be meeting two representatives from each Medical College of the state in Nabana tomorrow.(Reuters File Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be meeting two representatives from each Medical College of the state in Nabana tomorrow.(Reuters File Photo)

Doctors’ strike: Mamata to meet doctors’ representatives at 3 pm today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2019 01:44 PM IST
Junior doctors from NRS Medical College and Hospital continuing their strike inside the hospital campus(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Junior doctors from NRS Medical College and Hospital continuing their strike inside the hospital campus(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Bengal strike enters 6th day, doctors say ready for talks with Mamata government

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 12:28 PM IST
Earlier, the agitators had insisted that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visit the city’s NRS Medical College and Hospital, the epicentre of the agitation.
Stirs and demonstrations by doctors continued across several states and Union Territories, prompting the ministry of home affairs to issue an advisory to the West Bengal government on the ongoing strike. (Photo @AITCOfficial /Twitter)
Stirs and demonstrations by doctors continued across several states and Union Territories, prompting the ministry of home affairs to issue an advisory to the West Bengal government on the ongoing strike. (Photo @AITCOfficial /Twitter)

Mamata Banerjee reaches out but doctors term it eyewash

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/New Delhi | By HT Correspondents and Agencies
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 06:54 AM IST
Thousands of doctors are protesting across the country over an incident in which three junior doctors at NRS Medical College in Kolkata were assaulted by the relatives of a patient who died during treatment on Monday.
Junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital demonstrate against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Friday.(ANI)
Junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital demonstrate against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Friday.(ANI)

‘CM has to apologise first’: Striking docs turn down Mamata’s invite for talks

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 12:24 PM IST
The doctors, who are protesting against the assault on two of their colleagues at NRS Medical College and Hospital, had on Friday sought unconditional apology from Banerjee and set six conditions for the state government in order to withdraw their stir.
During the Lok Sabha elections, he declared his political ambitions saying he would win the election if he was given a ticket by the Congress. However, the party didn’t pay heed to his demand.(HT Po)
During the Lok Sabha elections, he declared his political ambitions saying he would win the election if he was given a ticket by the Congress. However, the party didn’t pay heed to his demand.(HT Po)

In MP, Computer Baba demands helicopter; govt refuses

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 04:55 PM IST
Computer Baba hit headlines in March last year when he and four other religious leaders were accorded minister of state status by the then BJP government as members of a committee to work on conservation of the Narmada river.
Mamata Banerjee said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to throttle her voice as she was the only one in the country to protest against them.(REUTERS)
Mamata Banerjee said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to throttle her voice as she was the only one in the country to protest against them.(REUTERS)

‘BJP spending crores to spread fake news, incite violence in Bengal’: Mamata

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 05:35 PM IST
CM Mamata Banerjee also said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to throttle her voice as she was the only one in the country to protest against them.
A senior government official did not want to comment on the home ministry directive, saying the state secretariat was closed on Sunday.(HT Photo)
A senior government official did not want to comment on the home ministry directive, saying the state secretariat was closed on Sunday.(HT Photo)

TMC-BJP tiff intensifies as MHA ‘advises’ to maintain law, order

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 09:34 PM IST
Less than 24 hours after it asked for a report from the state, the home ministry said in its advisory that “unabated violence over the past weeks” appears to be a failure on the part of the law enforcement machinery.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday occupied his office in the State Secretariat in Amaravati.(ANI/Twitter)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday occupied his office in the State Secretariat in Amaravati.(ANI/Twitter)

Jagan Mohan Reddy assumes CM Office in state secretariat

Amaravati | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 01:03 PM IST
Jagan Mohan Reddy reached the Secretariat at 8.39 a.m. to a warm welcome by senior officials and senior leaders of his YSR Congress Party (YSRCP).
The campaign for the Lok Sabha elections witnessed bitter exchanges between PM Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee.(ANI PHOTO)
The campaign for the Lok Sabha elections witnessed bitter exchanges between PM Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee.(ANI PHOTO)

Mamata, KCR, Jagan Mohan Reddy to attend PM Modi’s swearing in

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 10:15 PM IST
Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and newly elected Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy have already decided to attend the oath-taking ceremony as per their offices.
BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was elected the BJD legislature party leader by the newly elected MLAs at a meeting held at the party headquarters.(HT PHOTO)
BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was elected the BJD legislature party leader by the newly elected MLAs at a meeting held at the party headquarters.(HT PHOTO)

Naveen Patnaik to be sworn in as Odisha CM for the fifth time on May 29

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 10:46 PM IST
BJD leader from Ganjam district, Bikram Kesari Arukh, proposed Naveen Patnaik’s name as the leader of BJD Legislature Party and it was seconded by other top leaders.
After the intermediate results, Class 11 and 12, declared last month reported large scale goof-ups, the Telangana government is taking precautions for Class 10 results.(HT File Photo)
After the intermediate results, Class 11 and 12, declared last month reported large scale goof-ups, the Telangana government is taking precautions for Class 10 results.(HT File Photo)

After Intermediate goof-up, Telangana government cautious over Class 10 results

Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 08:53 PM IST
The Class 10 examinations were held from May 16 to April 2. Normally, the results would be declared within three weeks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office has directed the Union human resource development ministry to consult with the state education department and address his issue immediately.(HT Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office has directed the Union human resource development ministry to consult with the state education department and address his issue immediately.(HT Photo)

PMO intervenes to end Kerala disabled boy’s fight for education

Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 11:07 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office has directed the Union human resource development ministry to consult with the state education department and address his issue immediately.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Lt Governor Anil Baijal, New Delhi, July 6, 2018. Removing the administrative ambiguity in the national capital is easier said than done(PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Lt Governor Anil Baijal, New Delhi, July 6, 2018. Removing the administrative ambiguity in the national capital is easier said than done(PTI)

The pending issue of services will affect how Delhi is run

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2019 08:24 PM IST
The Supreme Court has adjudicated on the issue. While Delhi waits for a final verdict, which will be decided by a separate bench, governance will continue to be the biggest loser
Indian residents walk along a breakwater at Kasimedu fishing harbour as cyclone Phethai approaches the eastern Indian coast, in Chennai on December 16, 2018. - Cyclone Phethai made landfall on the Andhra Pradesh coast on December 17. (Photo by ARUN SANKAR / AFP)(AFP)
Indian residents walk along a breakwater at Kasimedu fishing harbour as cyclone Phethai approaches the eastern Indian coast, in Chennai on December 16, 2018. - Cyclone Phethai made landfall on the Andhra Pradesh coast on December 17. (Photo by ARUN SANKAR / AFP)(AFP)

Two killed, heavy rainfall in Andhra as cyclone Phethai makes landfall

Hindustan Times, Vijayawada | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 11:25 PM IST
Phethai, which had weakened from a severe cyclonic storm into a cyclonic storm, made landfall near Katrenikona around 12.25 pm with a wind speed of 80 kmph, according to the Real-Time Governance Centre at the state secretariat in Vijayawada.
A photo of Venugopalan Nair, who died of burns, after setting himself ablaze near the venue of BJP’s protest against Kerala government’s stand on Sabarimala, in Thiruvanthapuram on Thursday (HT Photo)(HT)
A photo of Venugopalan Nair, who died of burns, after setting himself ablaze near the venue of BJP’s protest against Kerala government’s stand on Sabarimala, in Thiruvanthapuram on Thursday (HT Photo)(HT)

Man sets himself ablaze at Sabarimala protest, dies; BJP targets Kerala CM

Hindustan Times | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 06:33 PM IST
Protesting the Kerala government’s “anti-Sabarimala” stand, the man, who was later identified as Venugopalan Nair, suffered 60% burns and was rushed to the Government Medical College hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.
Sabarimala: Devotees pay obeisance Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala. Kerala has been witnessing massive protests by Ayyappa devotees opposing the entry of girls and women of menstrual age into the Sabarimala temple since the government decided to implement the apex court order. (File Photo)(PTI)
Sabarimala: Devotees pay obeisance Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala. Kerala has been witnessing massive protests by Ayyappa devotees opposing the entry of girls and women of menstrual age into the Sabarimala temple since the government decided to implement the apex court order. (File Photo)(PTI)

Sabarimala row: Kerala assembly disrupted again, BJP announces fresh stir

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 11:55 PM IST
The temple has been witnessing a series of protests since the Supreme Court’s September 28 verdict allowing women of all ages to worship there.
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