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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the continuing stalemate between India and China in eastern Ladakh was not a positive development.(ANI)

No meaningful outcome of talks with China on border row: Rajnath Singh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:10 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that while the next round of talks on the military level can take place anytime, the status quo in Ladakh continues.
Reforms such as GST are difficult to implement not because they do not have enough traction as ideas, but because the transition from the status quo to a new framework is challenging(PTI)
Reforms such as GST are difficult to implement not because they do not have enough traction as ideas, but because the transition from the status quo to a new framework is challenging(PTI)
The present path aids China’s strategy of attrition, friction, containment to harass, encircle and weigh India down(REUTERS)
The present path aids China’s strategy of attrition, friction, containment to harass, encircle and weigh India down(REUTERS)

China may win, without fighting | Opinion

By Brahma Chellaney
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 03:40 PM IST
Instead of insisting on status quo ante, India has helped create a new status quo. Beijing is smiling
An Indian army personnel stands next to an army convoy heading towards the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, in the backdrop of the current stand-off with Chinese troops, in Leh on June 30, 2020.(PTI Photo)
An Indian army personnel stands next to an army convoy heading towards the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, in the backdrop of the current stand-off with Chinese troops, in Leh on June 30, 2020.(PTI Photo)

Indo-China stand-off: Global support for India grows

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 07:20 AM IST
Japan on Friday backed India in the border standoff with China, saying it opposes any “unilateral attempt to change the status quo” on the LAC.
The order, by MCG commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh, was issued in this regard on late Tuesday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The order, by MCG commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh, was issued in this regard on late Tuesday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Anti-fit garments are usually much larger than the “fitted” or “regular” size. Photo imaging: Piyush Garg; Styling: Drishti Vij; Make-up and hair: Kangna Kochhar; Model: Richa Dave (Inega)(Photos by Ankit Chawla)
Anti-fit garments are usually much larger than the “fitted” or “regular” size. Photo imaging: Piyush Garg; Styling: Drishti Vij; Make-up and hair: Kangna Kochhar; Model: Richa Dave (Inega)(Photos by Ankit Chawla)

Fashion edit: How to look sharp in oversized clothes

Hindustan Times | By Drishti Vij
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2020 10:10 PM IST
5 ways to rock the anti-fit trend without looking shabby
Winning public support is essential to transform the police(PTI)
Winning public support is essential to transform the police(PTI)

Don’t just criticise the police. They’re constrained

By Jayanto N Choudhury
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 08:03 PM IST
Their use of excessive force is deplorable. But they are poorly trained, inadequately equipped and over-deployed
(PTI Photo)
(PTI Photo)

General Bipin Rawat: A leader not afraid of tough calls, challenging status quo

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 02:27 AM IST
Those who have known the 61-year-old general for several decades say Rawat thinks outside the box, takes hard decisions and is not afraid of challenging the status quo.
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HT Image

Akal Takht directs SGPC, DSGMC to fight legal battle for Bhullar’s release

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2019 11:07 PM IST
In Kashmir, Indira Gandhi’s biggest challenge were local leaders who would cleave to New Delhi’s vision. Modi will face the same thing(REUTERS, GETTY IMAGES)
In Kashmir, Indira Gandhi’s biggest challenge were local leaders who would cleave to New Delhi’s vision. Modi will face the same thing(REUTERS, GETTY IMAGES)

Naya Kashmir: It’s not a new idea | Opinion

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 07:53 AM IST
Like Modi, Indira Gandhi, too, wanted to alter the status quo in the state almost 50 years ago
Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday welcomed the floor test challenge by chief minister Kumaraswamy.(ANI Photo)
Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday welcomed the floor test challenge by chief minister Kumaraswamy.(ANI Photo)

‘No objection’: BS Yeddyurappa up for Karnataka floor test challenge

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 04:45 PM IST
“We have no objection to No Confidence Motion. We will wait until Monday. On Monday, we are ready to face the No Confidence Motion,” said BS Yeddyurappa, who hopes to come back as Karnataka chief minister.
(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Your version 2.0 must have these skills to be prepared for new future of work

PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2019 11:16 AM IST
None of us know with certainty what the future of work will be like or which skills will be obsolete Vs in demand, but we can definitely be better prepared to handle the uncertainty. Research continues to prove that the impact of technology will be more on the nature of work and less on the number of jobs.
Reducing the burden of economic development on our environment is no longer a matter of choice. Countries such as India face the tough choice of rolling out a well thought out reform or embracing chaos(Reuters)
Reducing the burden of economic development on our environment is no longer a matter of choice. Countries such as India face the tough choice of rolling out a well thought out reform or embracing chaos(Reuters)

Circular economy: An idea worth emulating

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2019 08:01 PM IST
As the day to day economy becomes more commercialised, even waste associated with food, such as milk packets and water bottles. are piling up. Solid waste disposal is already an acute crisis in India’s big cities. Status quo is not going to help us solve these issues
In the name of the father…(Photo imaging: Sunil Kumar Mallik)
In the name of the father…(Photo imaging: Sunil Kumar Mallik)

Humour: From patriarchs to pals, fathers have come a long way!

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 11:19 PM IST
It is wonderful to see this long-feared species trading the strong, silent image for a warmer, friendlier, more accessible personality
A vacation bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi agreed to give a hearing to Bedi’s application next week after solicitor general Tushar Mehta mentioned it on her behalf(Arun Sharma / Hindustan Times)
A vacation bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi agreed to give a hearing to Bedi’s application next week after solicitor general Tushar Mehta mentioned it on her behalf(Arun Sharma / Hindustan Times)

Rule of law at peril in Puducherry: Kiran Bedi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 12:59 AM IST
A vacation bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi agreed to give a hearing to Bedi’s application next week after solicitor general Tushar Mehta mentioned it on her behalf.
(HT Illustration: Sudhir Shetty)
(HT Illustration: Sudhir Shetty)

Life Hacks: Where is your personal moral hazard, asks Charles Assisi

Hindustan Times | By Charles Assisi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 06:22 PM IST
Everyone borrows to fund the present. But how much do you prudently borrow from the future? That is a troubling question.
Deepika Padukone poses for the photograph at Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala during Met Gala Camp: Notes on Fashion in New York City, U.S. on Monday.(ANI)
Deepika Padukone poses for the photograph at Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala during Met Gala Camp: Notes on Fashion in New York City, U.S. on Monday.(ANI)

Deepika Padukone tripped on her dress at Met Gala while sipping wine in hotel lobby. Watch video

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 10:25 AM IST
Deepika Padukone was seen almost tripping on her dress in a recent video from MET Gala 2019. Watch it here
(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Coastal road back on track: Mumbai civic body resumes work after SC reprieve

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2019 11:27 PM IST
Apex court modifies HC order, allows contractors to proceed with works already commenced, but says no to new work
The HC has now posted the bunch of PILs for further hearing on June 2, after Aney and senior advocate Anil Sakhare, representing BMC, appeared hesitant to file the application on the work done on the project till now.(HT Photo)
The HC has now posted the bunch of PILs for further hearing on June 2, after Aney and senior advocate Anil Sakhare, representing BMC, appeared hesitant to file the application on the work done on the project till now.(HT Photo)

Coastal road work remains on hold as HC refuses to lift stay

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 06:54 AM IST
The judges, however, expressed willingness to allow the civic-appointed contractor to “strengthen” the work already done to protect it from damage during the monsoon.
A farmer working in his paddy field at Bothgarh outskirts of Morinda town on Ludhiana road 30kms from Chandigarh.(HT File Photo)
A farmer working in his paddy field at Bothgarh outskirts of Morinda town on Ludhiana road 30kms from Chandigarh.(HT File Photo)

With rural economy as leading theme of polls, the policy options to address farm crisis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karthik Muralidharan
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 08:29 PM IST
Policy makers and the public need to recognise four key facts about Indian agriculture.
The petition, seeking to return the undisputed part of the land, sought amendments to apex court verdicts that had imposed status quo on the acquired plot.(HT File Photo)
The petition, seeking to return the undisputed part of the land, sought amendments to apex court verdicts that had imposed status quo on the acquired plot.(HT File Photo)

Clerics question timing of Centre’s Ayodhya petition in Supreme Court, Shia board hails it

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 10:29 PM IST
Muslim bodies and clerics on Tuesday questioned the timing of Centre’s petition in the Supreme Court offering to return a part of the 67.703 acres acquired in 1993 by the government in and around a disputed site in Ayodhya to its original owners.
Birds seen at the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Pune.(HT/PHOTO)
Birds seen at the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Pune.(HT/PHOTO)

HC calls status quo: A step towards saving Pune’s Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 02:41 PM IST
Post the verdict city activists view the court order as a ‘ray of hope’
Alok Verma taking charge as a CBI Director at CBI Headquarter in New Delhi, India, on February 1, 2017, in presence of Special Director Rakesh Asthana. Both are currently divested of their powers after publicly accusing each other of corruption (File Photo)(HT PHOTO)
Alok Verma taking charge as a CBI Director at CBI Headquarter in New Delhi, India, on February 1, 2017, in presence of Special Director Rakesh Asthana. Both are currently divested of their powers after publicly accusing each other of corruption (File Photo)(HT PHOTO)

‘Serious allegations’: CBI chief wants probe against deputy to go on

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 12:09 PM IST
In his reply filed in the Delhi high court, which will take up the plea later Monday, CBI chief Alok Verma also denied the allegations of corruption made against him by agency no 2 Rakesh Asthana. Both have been divested of their powers and sent on leave after their increasingly public feud reached the courts.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal Thursday said the BJP should immediately bring an ordinance on the sealing issue.(PTI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal Thursday said the BJP should immediately bring an ordinance on the sealing issue.(PTI)

BJP should bring an ordinance on sealing drive issue, says Kejriwal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2018 02:24 PM IST
The apex court, however, slammed the Delhi BJP chief for levelling frivolous allegations against the court-mandated committee, saying it shows how “low he can stoop”.
A CRPF unit on patrol in Chhattisgarh. In the upcoming Assembly elections, it’s the Maoist ideological project that is the real challenge -- it seeks to portray Indian democracy as a farce.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
A CRPF unit on patrol in Chhattisgarh. In the upcoming Assembly elections, it’s the Maoist ideological project that is the real challenge -- it seeks to portray Indian democracy as a farce.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

The battle for Chhattisgarh

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2018 11:51 AM IST
The political battle itself is striking for this time -- the usually bipolar contest has turned triangular
Sri Lankan Speaker Karu Jayasuriya Monday said he will not recognise Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new premier unless he wins a floor test.(HT File Photo)
Sri Lankan Speaker Karu Jayasuriya Monday said he will not recognise Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new premier unless he wins a floor test.(HT File Photo)

Will not recognise Rajapaksa as Lanka PM unless he proves majority in Parliament, says speaker

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 09:58 PM IST
Sri Lankan Speaker Karu Jayasuriya Monday slammed President Maithripala Sirisena’s actions to sack Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and suspend Parliament, saying he will not recognise Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new premier unless he wins a floor test.
CBI special director Rakesh Asthana has been named in a complaint by a Hyderabad-based businessman, Sana Satish Babu, who alleged that two Dubai-based brothers claimed that they were acting on behalf of Asthana and struck a deal for Rs 5 crore to protect him.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
CBI special director Rakesh Asthana has been named in a complaint by a Hyderabad-based businessman, Sana Satish Babu, who alleged that two Dubai-based brothers claimed that they were acting on behalf of Asthana and struck a deal for Rs 5 crore to protect him.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Boss trying to frame me, CBI No. 2 Rakesh Asthana tells court; agency recommends his transfer

Hindustan Times | By Rajesh Ahuja and Richa Banka
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 08:01 AM IST
Rakesh Asthana, the second senior-most officer in the federal agency who has been accused of taking bribes, secured protection from arrest from the high court, which ordered a ‘status quo’ until the next hearing on October 29.
CBI special director Rakesh Asthana moved a petition in Delhi high court on Tuesday seeking quashing of the agency’s FIR against him and appealing that no coercive steps are taken against him.(Arun Sharma’HT file photo)
CBI special director Rakesh Asthana moved a petition in Delhi high court on Tuesday seeking quashing of the agency’s FIR against him and appealing that no coercive steps are taken against him.(Arun Sharma’HT file photo)

Preserve phone, Delhi High Court tells CBI No. 2 Rakesh Asthana; says no arrest till Monday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 07:53 PM IST
CBI special director Asthana had approached the Delhi High Court to seek protection against arrest. Asthana’s petition comes hours after CBI officer Devender Kumar, who was arrested yesterday, asked the high court to cancel the bribery case filed against them.
The #MeToo movement has already ruffled the art world(HT Photo)
The #MeToo movement has already ruffled the art world(HT Photo)

The fine art of #MeToo and Instagram protests

Hindustan Times | By Deepanjana Pal
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 12:38 AM IST
With their silence, the gatekeepers have signalled that they’ll protect the predators and maintain this abuse-friendly status quo
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