PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:48 AM IST
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has appointed IAS officer Alok Tandon as the mines secretary. Tandon, a 1986-batch IAS officer, is currently serving in his cadre state Uttar Pradesh.
By Zia Haq, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:10 AM IST
In the 10th round of negotiations with a 41-member delegation representing farm unions on Wednesday, the Union government offered to suspend the three pieces of legislation in its most far-reaching proposal yet.
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 06:39 PM IST
While ensuring more funds to retain students is commendable, the Centre must also iron out the systemic challenges that are dogging post-matric scholarships
By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 10:58 PM IST
The industrialists said if the conditions prevail for some more time, 50 percent of the MSME sector will face closure, which will push around 5 crore staff/labourers towards unemployment.
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.
By Aditya Nath Jha | Hindustan Times, Katihar
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 04:53 AM IST
As part of the Union government’s relief programme, every migrant worker’s family gets 5 kg free foodgrain per head and maximum of 25 kg per family besides they got Rs 1000 under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana.
By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 01:58 AM IST
Parliament has 24 standing committees, out of which 16 come under the purview of the Lower House and the rest under the authority of the Rajya Sabha. Each panel has MPs from both Houses.
By Abraham Thomas and Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 11:32 AM IST
Solicitor general Tushar Mehta said the new authority will have a statutory role and have members from all states that contribute to the pollution problem in NCR, assuring the bench that a draft of the law will be shared in four days.
By Pawan Sharma | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 10:19 PM IST
Political watchers in the region say the pressure will intensify on BJP’s coalition partner JJP, which banks on the support of the farming community
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Rohtak, Rohtak
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Says the three laws enacted by the Centre are death warrants for farmers
No rethink on farm laws, but will reach out to farmers again for talks: Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 08:47 AM IST
HT INTERVIEW Facing unrelenting fury of farmers and political heat from the opposition parties over the farm laws, the BJP in Punjab finds itself in a tight spot. Left alone, after the rupture of its alliance with the Akalis, it is hard pressed to defend the Modi government’s contentious decision that may potentially bedevil its ambition to expand its base in the rural areas ahead of the 2022 assembly elections. Leading the saffron party’s firefighting is its Punjab president Ashwani Sharma, 56, who sounded confident about the Centre pacifying the farmers, in an interview with Executive Editor Ramesh Vinayak and Principal Reporter Ravinder Vasudeva. Excerpts:
By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 12:49 AM IST
There has been a corresponding steep decline in the number of foreign tourists visiting to the tourism-dependent Union Territory of Ladakh
By Japnam Bindra | Mint, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 04:00 AM IST
The court granted more time to the Centre, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and banks to file their replies on an issue that was brought to court as a clutch of petitions seeking waiver of accrual of interest for the loan moratorium period.
By Roshan Kishore | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 09:10 AM IST
Onions present an interesting study. While they are not an essential commodity, last week, the Union government banned onion exports.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 11:41 PM IST
NGOs should be transparent, but the Union government must not impose restrictions
By Rajanbir Singh | Hindustan times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 11:03 PM IST
Safety measures in place, most students turn up to clear difficult portions in their lessons in class as UT administrator VP Singh Badnore urges teachers to get tested
By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 11:56 PM IST
Only 33% of the revenue receipts came from the state’s own resources comprising taxes and non-taxes; central transfers brought in the remaining 67%; state improves vis-a-vis share of capital expenditure to total expenditure
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 01:57 PM IST
The post-devaluation revenue deficit grant to states comes as per the recommendation of the 15th Finance Commission to provide them additional resources during the coronavirus crisis
By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 11:13 PM IST
LIP president Simarjeet Singh Bains urged residents to reach Patiala in large numbers to raise their voices against the alleged corrupt practices of the government
By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 09:54 AM IST
No country has been named in the order aimed at bidders from the countries India shares borders with. The order does not cover the countries where India is engaged in development projects
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2020 05:01 PM IST
The government has asked all ministries and departments to stop printing wall calendars, desktop calendars, diaries and greeting cards in their physical forms in a bid to encourage usage of digital format
By Nadeem Inamdar | Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 04:51 PM IST
According to Madhav Gadgil, prominent ecologist, the notification will ensure that no construction activity will take place in the wildlife surrounding and will help in maintaining the natural biosphere and ecosystem of the area intact.
By Zia Haq and Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 10:02 AM IST
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had in May announced providing 800,000 tonne of emergency ration to the estimated 80 million migrants under the Union government’s Atma Nirbhar Bharat programme for distribution during May and June.
By Tejas Harad
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 07:32 PM IST
Thirty years ago, OBCs finally got reservation in jobs. But they remain under-represented and disempowered
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 04:14 AM IST
Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla, joint secretary in health ministry Lav Agarwal, and other senior officials the briefed the committee, which pointed out that locally made affordable drugs should be made available to the public.
By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 11:23 PM IST
The Supreme Court’s direction came while hearing a PIL filed by a lawyer who flagged the exorbitant costs charged for treatment of Covid-19 at private hospitals.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2020 03:56 AM IST
The 14 states include Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal among others.
By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 06:27 PM IST
Party chief Sonia Gandhi said the entire country, except the Union government, had heard the cries and felt the pain of migrant workers.
By Desh Deepak Verma
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 07:20 PM IST
Migrant workers may not want to return to cities. Help them integrate into the rural workforce, support MSMEs
By Amrita Madhukalya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 12:09 AM IST
A government official confirmed the rules warranted a rethink on pushing people to use the mobile application, particularly after people began finding workarounds that defeated the purpose of the application.