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Senior bureaucrat Alok Kumar has been appointed secretary, Ministry of Power. Kumar, a 1988-batch IAS officer, is currently working in his cadre state Uttar Pradesh.(HT file photo. Representative image)

Centre orders major bureaucratic reshuffle

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.
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A statement put out by the unions said a full general body meeting of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha was held on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
A statement put out by the unions said a full general body meeting of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha was held on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Farmer unions reject offer to put farm laws on hold

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.
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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Tuesday announced that the Union government will increase its share of contribution to Post Matric Scholarship for students from the Scheduled Castes (SCs).(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Tuesday announced that the Union government will increase its share of contribution to Post Matric Scholarship for students from the Scheduled Castes (SCs).(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Ensuring education for the marginalised students

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
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Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings president Upkar Singh Ahuja addressing the media in Ludhiana on Saturday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings president Upkar Singh Ahuja addressing the media in Ludhiana on Saturday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Ludhiana Inc seeks Centre’s intervention over hiked raw material rates

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.
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Farmers listen to a speaker as they take part in a protest against the central government’s recent agricultural reforms at the Delhi-Haryana state border in Singhu on Friday.(AFP)
Farmers listen to a speaker as they take part in a protest against the central government’s recent agricultural reforms at the Delhi-Haryana state border in Singhu on Friday.(AFP)

Farm reforms must ensure price stability, food security

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.
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Government also launched a job programme, Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan for migrants to offer them works under 25 schemes worth Rs 50,000 crore.(File photo for representation)
Government also launched a job programme, Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan for migrants to offer them works under 25 schemes worth Rs 50,000 crore.(File photo for representation)

Job woes abound in migrant hub

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.
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Officials argued that the exercise by the Speaker will help ascertain the work done, and strengthen the supervisory role of Parliament over the Executive.(PTI)
Officials argued that the exercise by the Speaker will help ascertain the work done, and strengthen the supervisory role of Parliament over the Executive.(PTI)

Lok Sabha evaluates how many of House panel ideas adopted

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.
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Farmland fires contribute heavily to the annual air pollution crisis. Smoke from smouldering paddy fields, which are set alight as a way to prepare for sowing the next crop, rises up and settles over much of north and northwest India.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Farmland fires contribute heavily to the annual air pollution crisis. Smoke from smouldering paddy fields, which are set alight as a way to prepare for sowing the next crop, rises up and settles over much of north and northwest India.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Central law in works to curb air pollution

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.
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Punjab Bills pose new challenge for Khattar govt

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
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Former INLD leader Parminder Singh Dhull BJP had joined the BJP in 2019 ahead of the assembly elections.(HT Photo)
Former INLD leader Parminder Singh Dhull BJP had joined the BJP in 2019 ahead of the assembly elections.(HT Photo)

Former Julana MLA Parminder Singh Dhull quits BJP over farm laws

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
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Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma firmly believes that farmers will ultimately see benefits of the new laws.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma firmly believes that farmers will ultimately see benefits of the new laws.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

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:
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Post Art 370, J&K witnesses surge in domestic tourists

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
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Shares rose on Monday, led by banking stocks on hopes that the government may offer support and infuse some capital into the sector.(Mint File Photo)
Shares rose on Monday, led by banking stocks on hopes that the government may offer support and infuse some capital into the sector.(Mint File Photo)

Loan repayment: Govt to take call on moratorium interest soon, markets see hope

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.
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The fact that farmers lack the financial wherewithal to store crops, means that they are far less likely to have accumulated inventories to gain from these sudden spikes.(PTI)
The fact that farmers lack the financial wherewithal to store crops, means that they are far less likely to have accumulated inventories to gain from these sudden spikes.(PTI)

Why onion farmers often end up in tears

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.
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NGO distribute food and biscuits to migrants at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station, Mumbai, May 19, 2020 ()(Bhushan Koyande/ HT)
NGO distribute food and biscuits to migrants at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station, Mumbai, May 19, 2020 ()(Bhushan Koyande/ HT)

Why civil society matters

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
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Chandigarh schools reopen to virtually empty classes, some report zero attendance

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
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Security personnel check the body temperature of rural development and panchayati raj minister Virender Kanwar before going to attend the monsoon session in Shimla on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Security personnel check the body temperature of rural development and panchayati raj minister Virender Kanwar before going to attend the monsoon session in Shimla on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)

CAG report: HP fiscal deficit down by 9.2% in 2018-19

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
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This was the sixth equated monthly instalment of the post-devolution revenue deficit grants to 14 states.(Representational image)
This was the sixth equated monthly instalment of the post-devolution revenue deficit grants to 14 states.(Representational image)

Union government releases Rs 6,195 crore as grant to 14 states

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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
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LIP announces gharao of Moti Mahal

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
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The order dated August 26 does not cover the countries where India is engaged in development projects.(ANI)
The order dated August 26 does not cover the countries where India is engaged in development projects.(ANI)

UP tells its departments to ban bidders from ‘certain’ countries

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
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Govt stops physical printing of diaries, calendars and coffee table books

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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
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The Union government, on August 5, declared the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary as an eco-sensitive zone.(PTI (Representative image))
The Union government, on August 5, declared the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary as an eco-sensitive zone.(PTI (Representative image))

Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary declared as eco-sensitive zone

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.
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Homeless persons and stranded migrant workers queue up to receive food in designated spots maintaining social distancing at Ramakrishna Ashram, in New Delhi on March 27, 2020.(Vipin Kumar / HT File Photo)
Homeless persons and stranded migrant workers queue up to receive food in designated spots maintaining social distancing at Ramakrishna Ashram, in New Delhi on March 27, 2020.(Vipin Kumar / HT File Photo)

Only quarter percent of 80 million migrants got govt food aid

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.
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Former prime minister, VP Singh, addressing a rally in August 1990 in support of the Mandal Commission(HT)
Former prime minister, VP Singh, addressing a rally in August 1990 in support of the Mandal Commission(HT)

How Mandal changed, and did not change, India

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
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The panel also told the government that hospitals and pharma companies are charging exorbitant amounts from the patients for Covid-19 drugs.(Reuters File Photo)
The panel also told the government that hospitals and pharma companies are charging exorbitant amounts from the patients for Covid-19 drugs.(Reuters File Photo)

House panel urges govt to cap coronavirus medicine prices

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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Covid-19 treatment at many private hospitals are exorbitantly costly.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Covid-19 treatment at many private hospitals are exorbitantly costly.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

Regulate Covid treatment costs at private hospitals, orders Supreme Court

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.
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The Union government on Wednesday released the fourth instalment of Rs 6,195.08-crore grant-in-aid to 14 states(Bloomberg)
The Union government on Wednesday released the fourth instalment of Rs 6,195.08-crore grant-in-aid to 14 states(Bloomberg)

Centre releases Rs 6,195 crore in grants for 14 states

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2020 03:56 AM IST
The 14 states include Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal among others.
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In a video message posted as part of the Congress’s nationwide online campaign, Sonia Gandhi also urged the Centre to unlock its coffers to help those affected by the Covid-19-induced lockdown.(PTI)
In a video message posted as part of the Congress’s nationwide online campaign, Sonia Gandhi also urged the Centre to unlock its coffers to help those affected by the Covid-19-induced lockdown.(PTI)

Entire country but central government heard the cries of migrant workers: Sonia Gandhi

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.
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Come up with a plan to encourage a cluster of the cottage, small and medium enterprises in villages, mofussil towns(ANI)
Come up with a plan to encourage a cluster of the cottage, small and medium enterprises in villages, mofussil towns(ANI)

A road map to strengthen India’s rural economy | Analysis

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
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FILE PHOTO: The Aarogya Setu app logo is seen on a mobile phone in this illustration picture taken May 3, 2020. Picture taken on May 3, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Illustration/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: The Aarogya Setu app logo is seen on a mobile phone in this illustration picture taken May 3, 2020. Picture taken on May 3, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Illustration/File Photo(REUTERS)

In Home Ministry’s sharp U-turn, Aarogya Setu not mandatory to resume office

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.
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