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Various attempts have been made over the years to reform administration. Two Administrative Reforms Commissions have made hundreds of recommendations. A number of committees, task forces and the like have made their own contributions.There have been experiments,too, most of which have flourished over short periods of time and then faded away(HT)

Administrative reforms not possible without support from the top

By KM Chandrasekhar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2019 08:51 AM IST
India needs to mainstream the process of administrative reform through a permanent, empowered Good Governance Authority, headed by the Prime Minister himself and serviced by the NITI Aayog or the Department of Administrative Reforms.
The Special Task Force on Thursday arrested Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) examination controller Anjulata Katiyar for her alleged involvement in leaking the papers of two subjects of LT Grade teacher exam last year.(HT File (Representative Image))
The Special Task Force on Thursday arrested Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) examination controller Anjulata Katiyar for her alleged involvement in leaking the papers of two subjects of LT Grade teacher exam last year.(HT File (Representative Image))

UPPSC paper leak case: Exam controller held

Prayagraj/Lucknow | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 01:38 AM IST
The arrest came after several rounds of questioning and scanning her laptop and documents. Further questioning was being done in connection with the LT Grade paper leak.
The Vyapam scam, as it is known, surfaced in July 2013 when the police arrested 20 impersonators appearing for the medical entrance examination in Indore.(HT Photo)
The Vyapam scam, as it is known, surfaced in July 2013 when the police arrested 20 impersonators appearing for the medical entrance examination in Indore.(HT Photo)

After 4-year gap, STF to probe Vyapam scam again

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar and Punya Priya Mitra
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 08:41 AM IST
The STF has also sought the Supreme Court’s guidance in this matter, according to senior STF officials.
Authorities frequently try to separate factions and transfer prisoners to prevent clashes.(AFP File Photo/ Representative Image)
Authorities frequently try to separate factions and transfer prisoners to prevent clashes.(AFP File Photo/ Representative Image)

Brazil prison authorities transfer inmates after riots and killing sprees kill 55

Manaus, Brazil | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 12:03 PM IST
Fighting between inmates began around noon on Sunday in a prison complex in Manaus, the capital of the northern Amazonas state which eventually killed 55.
Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured personnel were evacuated from the forest.(HT File Photo)
Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured personnel were evacuated from the forest.(HT File Photo)

Two cops injured in IED blast by Maoist in Chhattisgarh

Raipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 01:23 PM IST
The patrolling team, comprising personnel from the DRG and the Special Task Force, was cordoning off a forest at a hill near Gogunda when the ultras triggered the IED blast.
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Nowadays, the(Hindustan Times)

A government which lacks iqbal invites lawlessness

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 05:59 PM IST
If the government does not command respect, the law will not be respected either. I haven’t heard any discussion of the prevailing lawlessness in this election
The state government has also directed that people who are absconding and declared foreigners must be booked by police, according to a letter sent to the Border Organisation of Assam police.(PTI/ Representative Image)
The state government has also directed that people who are absconding and declared foreigners must be booked by police, according to a letter sent to the Border Organisation of Assam police.(PTI/ Representative Image)

Over 110 declared foreigners sent to detention camps in Assam; families claim Indian citizens being harassed

Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 11:58 AM IST
Police in Assam have sent more than 110 declared foreigners to detention camps in the last fortnight. Families of these people say that Indians are being harassed within the country.
The encounter took place at the border of Malangir and Katekalyan area committees of the CPI (Maoist), where their cadres were present.(HT Photo)
The encounter took place at the border of Malangir and Katekalyan area committees of the CPI (Maoist), where their cadres were present.(HT Photo)

7 Maoists killed in encounter with security forces

Bhubaneswar/Raipur | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2019 12:11 AM IST
Two Maoists, including a woman, were killed in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region in an early morning gun battle with security forces.
Two Maoists, including a woman, were killed in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region in an early morning gun battle with security forces on Wednesday, police said.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT File Photo)
Two Maoists, including a woman, were killed in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region in an early morning gun battle with security forces on Wednesday, police said.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT File Photo)

Two Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 11:27 AM IST
The BJP’s legislator Bheema Mandavi, a Doordarshan journalist and about a dozen security forces have been killed in the last six months in Malangir area. Dantewada Police had launched a massive operation across Malangir after Bheema Mandavi’s death on April 9.
Officials also seized 16 circuit boards of high technology, 16 SIM cards, several compacts discs, computer accessories and a car in a house at Pirivena Mawatha in Mount Lavinia.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
Officials also seized 16 circuit boards of high technology, 16 SIM cards, several compacts discs, computer accessories and a car in a house at Pirivena Mawatha in Mount Lavinia.(Reuters/ Representative Image)

Explosives found buried in Sri Lanka mosque backyard

Colombo | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 01:19 PM IST
The explosives were recovered at Welipenna on Friday night during a joint operation carried out by the Special Task Force and the police, the Daily Mirror reported.
The Delhi high court (HC) on Friday said the Delhi Pollution Control Committee’s (DPCC) order, imposing a fine of Rs 1 lakh on Mayapuri traders as environmental damage compensation (EDC), is a “blanket order which has been passed without identifying the units”, and that such an order cannot be allowed.
The Delhi high court (HC) on Friday said the Delhi Pollution Control Committee’s (DPCC) order, imposing a fine of Rs 1 lakh on Mayapuri traders as environmental damage compensation (EDC), is a “blanket order which has been passed without identifying the units”, and that such an order cannot be allowed.

Delhi high court extends relief to Mayapuri traders till May 20

New Delhi | By Richa Banka
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 06:20 AM IST
The court’s order comes while hearing a plea by traders, who had challenged the DPCC’s April 2 order. They contended that they were not given a show-cause notice before the fine was imposed.
Two Maoists were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Sunday, the police said.(Representative Image)
Two Maoists were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Sunday, the police said.(Representative Image)

Two Maoists killed in encounter with police in Chhattisgarh

Raipur | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2019 12:01 PM IST
A few weapons were also recovered from the spot, he said, adding more details were awaited as the search operation was still underway in the area.
Representative picture(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Representative picture(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Robbery by cops case: All four accused including 3 cops nabbed

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 09:30 PM IST
The three accused policemen, including an inspector and two constables, robbed a Dehradun-based property dealer, Anurodh Pawar, of about Rs 1 crore.
Construction and debris waste dumped in Sector 67 in February this year caused respiratory problems(HT File)
Construction and debris waste dumped in Sector 67 in February this year caused respiratory problems(HT File)

Zonal officers to check debris dumping in city

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2019 02:51 AM IST
A special campaign was launched on April 5, and 30 vehicles used for dumping C&D waste have been seized from violators so far.
Former Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General DS Hooda.(HT File Photo)
Former Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General DS Hooda.(HT File Photo)

Lt Gen Hooda moots internal security steps in Congress report

UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2019 11:46 PM IST
The report could be released along with Congress’s manifesto on Tuesday, a person aware of the developments said on condition of anonymity.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday tweeted that a task force set up to prepare a draft national security policy has submitted its report.(Photo: Twitter/@RahulGandhi)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday tweeted that a task force set up to prepare a draft national security policy has submitted its report.(Photo: Twitter/@RahulGandhi)

Army Gen who oversaw surgical strike submits national security blueprint to Rahul Gandhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2019 05:29 PM IST
The Congress had set up a task force under Lt General (Retd) DS Hooda in February to devise party’s draft policy on national security.
The STF teams are patrolling all party destinations across the city and all intercity and interstate borders to keep a check on various crimes, including drug peddling and vehicle lifting.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photos)
The STF teams are patrolling all party destinations across the city and all intercity and interstate borders to keep a check on various crimes, including drug peddling and vehicle lifting.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photos)

Cops to partner citizens against crime

Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 08:20 AM IST
Emails can be sent to stfggminfo@gmail.com and SMS and WhatsApp messages can be sent on the number 8800042000.
Gurugram, India-November 05, 2018: Commuter seen wearing mask as air pollution reaches hazardous level, at Khandsa road, in Gurugram, India, on Monday, November 05, 2018. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Gurugram, India-November 05, 2018: Commuter seen wearing mask as air pollution reaches hazardous level, at Khandsa road, in Gurugram, India, on Monday, November 05, 2018. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

CPCB task force records 27 violations of Grap in February

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2019 02:24 AM IST
As per these reports, open garbage dumping, waste burning, construction work, and road dust have been consistently recorded as the major sources of air pollution in Gurugram.
FILE PHOTO: A view shows the logo at the The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) headquarters in Monaco, January 14, 2016(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A view shows the logo at the The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) headquarters in Monaco, January 14, 2016(REUTERS)

IAAF upholds ban on Russian athletes over doping

Doha | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 10:18 AM IST
IAAF head Sebastian Coe refused to be drawn on whether Russia had time to enter the worlds, saying he didn’t “want to speculate” on the country’s chances.
Olympic and Russian flags being hoisted during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.(AFP)
Olympic and Russian flags being hoisted during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.(AFP)

IAAF upholds Russia ban over doping

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 05:10 PM IST
Rune Andersen said his task force was looking into claims that coaches from the discredited Russian athletics regime were still involved in the sport which, Andersen said, “run counter to assurances” received from Moscow.
Image for representation.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Image for representation.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

UP STF busts board exam rigging racket, 17 arrested in Muzaffarnagar

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2019 10:04 PM IST
The UP Special Task Force (STF) on Saturday busted an examination rigging racket and arrested 17 people, including a superintendent of an examination centre and 12 invigilators, from Muzaffarnagar district on Friday.
City’s biggest gold market too hounded.(Representative image)
City’s biggest gold market too hounded.(Representative image)

Lucknow on edge with fake cops on the prowl

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2019 11:33 AM IST
Con men never let an opportunity pass to cheat the gullible, any time, anywhere. And if the crooks are super slick, they unabashedly try police impersonation to cheat people, especially the elderly.
DIoS, Lucknow, inspecting an examination centre on Thursday.(HT Photo)
DIoS, Lucknow, inspecting an examination centre on Thursday.(HT Photo)

College principal among 4 held for rigging board exam in UP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2019 01:16 PM IST
The UP Special Task Force arrested four people, including an inter college principal and a teacher, on Thursday for rigging the ongoing high school UP board examination in Mathura. As many as 18 answersheets of English were seized from their possession.
Finance minister Piyush Goyal (centre) along with his full Budget team leaves for Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi, February 1, 2019.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Finance minister Piyush Goyal (centre) along with his full Budget team leaves for Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi, February 1, 2019.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

This is a forward-looking budget

By Bibek Debroy
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2019 08:38 PM IST
Indirect taxes are headed towards stability, insulated from annual changes, though GST is still work in progress. Once the Task Force on Direct Taxes submits its recommendations and those are accepted, direct taxes should also become stable and certain.
At least 11 people, including four involved in helping candidates in cheating by impersonation and three gang operators, were arrested by Uttar Pradesh police’s special task force from Lucknow and Kanpur during the civil court staff recruitment examination on Sunday.(Reuters File Photo)
At least 11 people, including four involved in helping candidates in cheating by impersonation and three gang operators, were arrested by Uttar Pradesh police’s special task force from Lucknow and Kanpur during the civil court staff recruitment examination on Sunday.(Reuters File Photo)

Civil court staff recruitment exam: STF busts solvers’ gang, arrest 11 from Lucknow and Kanpur

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 11:31 AM IST
Officials said eight people were arrested from three examination centres in Lucknow while three others were arrested from two centres in Kanpur.
ADG Lucknow Zone Rajeev Krishna was heading the SIT which was probing the case.(ANI Photo)
ADG Lucknow Zone Rajeev Krishna was heading the SIT which was probing the case.(ANI Photo)

Caught on camera: Personal secys of 3 ministers sent to jail over bribery charges

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 11:13 AM IST
Three UP ministers’ personal secretaries, who were booked on corruption charges after they were caught on camera, purportedly ready to accept bribe, were sent to prison on Saturday following investigation by a special investigation team.
Vehicles navigate through dense fog in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Vehicles navigate through dense fog in Gurugram.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)

Delhi’s air quality in emergency zone on coldest December day

UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2018 10:59 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that another cold wave could hit Delhi in the middle of the week.
Image for representation only(AFP)
Image for representation only(AFP)

Corruption-scarred Indonesian football grapples with new match-fix scandal

Jakarta | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 09:59 AM IST
Earlier this month an executive member of the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) resigned after a popular television talk show broadcast a recording of him offering the coach of Madura FC a bribe of approximately $10,000 to throw a second division game.
Jeetendra Malik alias Jeetu Fauji was arrested by the UP police after his unit based in Kashmir handed him over to the team investigating the killing of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in the violence that broke out in Bulandshahr on Monday .(ANI/Twitter)
Jeetendra Malik alias Jeetu Fauji was arrested by the UP police after his unit based in Kashmir handed him over to the team investigating the killing of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in the violence that broke out in Bulandshahr on Monday .(ANI/Twitter)

Soldier accused in Bulandshahr violence brought to UP by army, arrested

Hindustan Times | By S Raju
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2018 12:33 PM IST
Jeetendra Malik alias Jeetu Fauji was handed over by his unit based in Kashmir to the team investigating the killing of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in the violence that broke out in Bulandshahr on Monday over alleged illegal cow slaughter.
Uttar Pradesh police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed on December 3 in Bulandshahr during mob violence over alleged cow slaughter.(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed on December 3 in Bulandshahr during mob violence over alleged cow slaughter.(PTI)

Jawan under scanner for firing during Bulandshahr violence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rohit Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 01:57 PM IST
The police are on the lookout for the jawan who is untraceable after the mob attack that killed Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in Mahaw village of Bulandshahr.
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