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Are UPA’s oil bonds to blame for high fuel prices?

The Tamil Nadu government reduced its taxes to slash the price of petrol by three per litre in its budget which was presented last week.
This increase in union excise duties happened as the central government increased excise duty on petrol by 65% to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>32.98 per litre and diesel by 101% to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>31.83 per litre between March 2020 and May 2020 in view of falling crude oil prices. (HT file photo)
This increase in union excise duties happened as the central government increased excise duty on petrol by 65% to 32.98 per litre and diesel by 101% to 31.83 per litre between March 2020 and May 2020 in view of falling crude oil prices. (HT file photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2021 02:47 AM IST
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ByVineet Sachdev, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

AAP propped by BJP-RSS to bring down UPA government: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress leader hit out at the AAP and the India Against Corruption movement and blamed them as a proxy for the ruling BJP-RSS in their bid to “subvert democracy”
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi endorsed the Prashant Bhushan’s remarks in an interview to a private TV news channel.(PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi endorsed the Prashant Bhushan’s remarks in an interview to a private TV news channel.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 03:14 PM IST
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‘Not worried over slow rate of GDP growth’: Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee, who also served as the finance minister in the UPA government, further said there is nothing wrong in public sector banks needing capital infusion.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Wednesday that he was not worried over the economic slowdown as “certain things” that are happening would have its impact.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Wednesday that he was not worried over the economic slowdown as “certain things” that are happening would have its impact.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 12:59 AM IST
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Manmohan Singh ‘looked the other way’ as corruption flourished, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the annual World Bank Group meetings, the finance minister also expressed optimism about the “potential” of the Indian economy.
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at Columbia University in New York, Tuesday, Oct.15, 2019.(PTI)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at Columbia University in New York, Tuesday, Oct.15, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 08:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

‘Never been in jail’: Sharad Pawar on Amit Shah’s contribution question

On September 1, Shah questioned Sharad Pawar’s contribution to address farmer distress in Maharashtra when the latter was a minister in the erstwhile UPA government at the Centre.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Monday slammed union home Amit Shah over his remarks questioning the former’s contribution to address Maharashtra’s farm distress.(PTI)
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Monday slammed union home Amit Shah over his remarks questioning the former’s contribution to address Maharashtra’s farm distress.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 07:36 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByFaisal Malik

In Amit Shah’s praise for PM Modi, a dig at Manmohan Singh

The home minister said that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been peaceful since the repeal of Article 370 and not a single bullet has been fired.
Amit Shah on Tuesday said that most governments are able to take big decisions only when they are in power for over 30 years but the NDA government has managed to take many historic steps in just 6 years.(ANI Photo)
Amit Shah on Tuesday said that most governments are able to take big decisions only when they are in power for over 30 years but the NDA government has managed to take many historic steps in just 6 years.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 10:31 PM IST
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Lok Sabha passes bill to increase judges in Supreme Court

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad used the opportunity to urge the judiciary against making “sweeping commentary” while hearing cases.
A bill which sought to bar judges from making “sweeping remarks” against another constitutional authority was brought by the previous UPA government, but lapsed following the dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha.(HT image)
A bill which sought to bar judges from making “sweeping remarks” against another constitutional authority was brought by the previous UPA government, but lapsed following the dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha.(HT image)
Published on Aug 06, 2019 09:17 AM IST
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Discourage experts from making political comments, Congress tells BJP

Nair had on Wednesday claimed that the Chandrayaan-2 mission could have been carried out long ago, but for the UPA government’s “political decision” to push the “Mangalyaan” project with an eye on the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi told the BJP to discourage experts from making political comments.(PTI PHOTO)
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi told the BJP to discourage experts from making political comments.(PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 11:33 PM IST
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Need faster green nods for development projects: Mumbai govt to Centre

Among its other demands, the state sought clearance for cleaning and rejuvenation of 21 polluted rivers as well as for a sewage treatment plant in Colaba.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis met in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Union minister Prakash Javadekar and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis met in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2019 10:55 AM IST
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Former aviation minister Praful Patel seeks more time to appear before ED

The ED had on Saturday summoned Patel to appear before it on Thursday in connection with an ongoing probe against lobbyist Deepak Talwar for his alleged role in securing favourable air traffic rights for foreign airlines at the cost of national carrier Air India.
Former civil aviation minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel has sought more time to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after he was unable to do so on Thursday.(HT File photo)
Former civil aviation minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel has sought more time to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after he was unable to do so on Thursday.(HT File photo)
Published on Jun 07, 2019 12:00 AM IST
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‘Grand Alliance to stay, will win more seats in Maha than 2014’: Devendra Fadnavis

The allies had contested the 2014 polls separately and won 185 seats (BJP had won 122, Sena had won 63).
On the back of a sweeping mandate for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said the saffron alliance was here to stay and the allies would return to power comfortably, winning more seats than in the 2014 elections.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
On the back of a sweeping mandate for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said the saffron alliance was here to stay and the allies would return to power comfortably, winning more seats than in the 2014 elections.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 02, 2019 11:20 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByKetaki Ghoge

Our alliance is here to stay, will win more seats in Maharashtra this time: Devendra Fadnavis

Upcoming Assembly elections are a referendum on state govt, Maha chief minister tells HT
Devendra Fadnavis(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Devendra Fadnavis(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2019 11:32 PM IST
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ByKetaki Ghoge, Mumbai

Nirmala Sitharaman gets Finance Ministry in PM Modi’s new Cabinet

From a party spokesperson who fiercely attacked the UPA government in its second term and championed Modi’s PM candidacy in 2013-14 on television channels, Nirmala Sitharaman has come a long way in just over five years.
Nirmala Sitharaman was made the Finance Minister and also given charge of Corporate Affairs.(PTI File Photo)
Nirmala Sitharaman was made the Finance Minister and also given charge of Corporate Affairs.(PTI File Photo)
Published on May 31, 2019 02:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘False claim,’ says Prakash Javadekar on Congress’s ‘6 surgical strikes’ list

Rajiv Shukla’s list came after former prime minister Manmohan Singh said in an exclusive interview to Hindustan Times that multiple surgical strikes had taken place during his tenure.
Prakash Javadekar became the latest BJP leader to criticise the Congress in a tweet and called out its false claim.(HT Photo)
Prakash Javadekar became the latest BJP leader to criticise the Congress in a tweet and called out its false claim.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2019 01:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Govt is hiding behind valour of armed forces’: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had decided to “isolate and diplomatically expose Pakistan as a terror hub” after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has criticised the Narendra Modi-led government for its “unpardonable failures on the economic front”(HT File Photo)
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has criticised the Narendra Modi-led government for its “unpardonable failures on the economic front”(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2019 09:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySunetra Choudhury

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: In Nilgiris, DMK pins its hopes on A Raja

A Raja, a former telecom minister in the UPA government, was an accused in the 2G spectrum scam and was acquitted by a court in 2012. A four-time MP, Raja is contesting his third elections from Nilgiris.
A Raja had won thrice from Permabalur and shifted to Nilgiris in 2009. Raja won in 2009 but was defeated in 2014 by AIADMK’s Gopalakrishnan.(HT Photo)
A Raja had won thrice from Permabalur and shifted to Nilgiris in 2009. Raja won in 2009 but was defeated in 2014 by AIADMK’s Gopalakrishnan.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 14, 2019 12:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Delaying decisions is criminal negligence’: PM Modi targets UPA rule

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government has the political will to take immediate decisions in the matters national interests.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during an election rally ahead of Lok Sabha elections, at Gohpur, in Biswanath district, Saturday, March 30, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during an election rally ahead of Lok Sabha elections, at Gohpur, in Biswanath district, Saturday, March 30, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2019 03:39 PM IST
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‘If only we conducted airstrike after 26/11 attack’: Nirmala Sitharaman

Hinting that the armed forces had at that time also approached the government at the Centre to take action, she said that there are enough reasons to believe that the government did not take a call.
Sitharaman was responding to allegations from the opposition parties over the politicisation of the Balakot air strike and the recent tension between India and Pakistan.(ANI)
Sitharaman was responding to allegations from the opposition parties over the politicisation of the Balakot air strike and the recent tension between India and Pakistan.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 24, 2019 03:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Sheila Dikshit clarifies comment on Manmohan Singh, says it was used out of context

In an interview to a TV channel, excerpts of which were released on Thursday, Delhi Congress president Sheila Dikshit was asked about the criticism that the UPA government did not do much after the Mumbai terror attack in 2008. Her reply to the question created controversy.
Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit(PTI)
Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit(PTI)
Updated on Mar 15, 2019 10:01 AM IST
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‘New India’ will pay back terrorists with interest, says PM Modi

PM Modi compared the previous UPA government’s refusal to carry out surgical strikes after the 26/11 Mumbai terror to the two that were carried out by the armed forces after terror attacks in Uri and Pulwama.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally in Kanniyakumar, Tamil Nadu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally in Kanniyakumar, Tamil Nadu
Updated on Apr 20, 2020 02:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kanniyakumari | ByMC Rajan

Why the 25% seat increase for higher education institutions will adversely affect teaching

The seat increase in higher educational institutions without funding can adversely affect the quality of education.
The seat increase in higher educational institutions without funding can adversely affect the quality of education.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
The seat increase in higher educational institutions without funding can adversely affect the quality of education.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 13, 2019 04:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Jha

‘Satyamev Jayate’: Arun Jaitley attacks Rahul Gandhi over CAG’s Rafale report

The CAG report, tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, says compared to the UPA government’s deal for 126 Rafale aircraft, India managed to save 17.08% costs for the India Specific Enhancements in the 36 Rafale contract by the NDA government.
Arun Jaitley said the truth always prevails and the opposition’s lies have been exposed.(PTI)
Arun Jaitley said the truth always prevails and the opposition’s lies have been exposed.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 12:31 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Seven-judge SC bench to decide minority tag for Aligarh Muslim University

The Centre maintains that it cannot be seen as setting up a minority institution in a secular state.
The Centre took a stand in the Supreme Court that the Aligarh Muslim University could not be categorised as a minority institution.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The Centre took a stand in the Supreme Court that the Aligarh Muslim University could not be categorised as a minority institution.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 07:31 AM IST
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NDA government’s print ad volume less than UPA’s: Data

According to data from the government, the Congress paid Rs 1,896.73 crore while the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has so far paid Rs 2,156.22 crore. The
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA government has thus far (between 2014-15 and December 2018) bought 460 million cm of advertisement space in print media, as compared to 560 million cm bought by the previous Congress-led UPA government between 2010 and 2014, numbers that government officials claim belie allegations that it has advertised a lot more than the previous government.(PTI)
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA government has thus far (between 2014-15 and December 2018) bought 460 million cm of advertisement space in print media, as compared to 560 million cm bought by the previous Congress-led UPA government between 2010 and 2014, numbers that government officials claim belie allegations that it has advertised a lot more than the previous government.(PTI)
Published on Jan 09, 2019 07:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySmriti Kak Ramachandran

‘Engineering marvel’: PM Modi opens Bogibeel bridge that boosts defence along China border

The 4.94 km bridge connects Assam’s Dibrugarh on the south bank to Dhemaji, also in the state but close to the border with Arunachal, in the north and will boost defence logistics along the China border.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at people from the Bogibeel Bridge, the longest rail-cum-road bridge on Brahmaputra river, after it was inaugurated by him, in Dibrugarh, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. PM Modi also flagged off two new Intercity Express trains connecting Tinsukia and Naharlagun via the Bogibeel Bridge.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at people from the Bogibeel Bridge, the longest rail-cum-road bridge on Brahmaputra river, after it was inaugurated by him, in Dibrugarh, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. PM Modi also flagged off two new Intercity Express trains connecting Tinsukia and Naharlagun via the Bogibeel Bridge.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 25, 2018 11:45 PM IST
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Kareng Chapori (Assam) | ByFaizan Haidar and Sadiq Naqvi

UPA government intercepted 9000 calls, 500 emails in August 2013, claims BJP

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra showed that in two RTI replies the UPA government in August 2013 had said that on an average its agencies intercepted 9000 telephone calls and 500 emails a month. It had also listed 10 agencies which did the monitoring - Intelligence Bureau, Narcotics Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, CBDT Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, CBI, NIA, RAW, Directorate of Signal Intelligence, DG Police of concerned state and Commissioner of Delhi.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra showed that in two RTI replies the UPA government in August 2013 had said that on an average its agencies intercepted 9000 telephone calls and 500 emails a month.(PTI)
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra showed that in two RTI replies the UPA government in August 2013 had said that on an average its agencies intercepted 9000 telephone calls and 500 emails a month.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 23, 2018 08:01 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

The demand for a special Parliament session on the agrarian crisis makes sense

Political parties should come clear on what they think is the best way to address the farm crisis
Farmers march during a protest rally demanding loan waivers and the transfer of forest lands to villagers who have farmed there for decades, Mumbai, November 22(REUTERS)
Farmers march during a protest rally demanding loan waivers and the transfer of forest lands to villagers who have farmed there for decades, Mumbai, November 22(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 28, 2018 12:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Air India eyes Rs 800 cr from sale of over 70 properties

Air India’s debt burden stands around Rs 55,000 crore, besides huge accumulated losses. According to its audited accounts, the airline’s total losses stood at Rs 47,145.62 crore in 2016-17.
Loss-making national carrier Air India plans to mop up Rs 700-800 crore by selling commercial properties.(REUTERS)
Loss-making national carrier Air India plans to mop up Rs 700-800 crore by selling commercial properties.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 15, 2018 02:17 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India

ED registers 4 UPA-era cases under money laundering act

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is already investigating corruption charges in the four cases, which include the 2007 merger of Air India and Indian Airlines, which created an entity called National Aviation Company of India Ltd (NACIL) that was later renamed Air India.
The agency has filed at least four Enforcement Case Information Reports (ECIRs), the ED equivalent of a police FIR, officials told PTI Friday.(AFP File Photo)
The agency has filed at least four Enforcement Case Information Reports (ECIRs), the ED equivalent of a police FIR, officials told PTI Friday.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Oct 19, 2018 11:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Homes for all by 2022, half the journey over, says PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi’s remarks came after he distributed keys to a few of the beneficiaries of the ambitious Pradhan Mantra Awas Yojana (PMAY) under which these homes were disbursed to around 250,000 families in Maharashtra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a function to hand over keys to the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G) at Shirdi, Maharashtra, Friday, October 19, 2018.(PIB)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during a function to hand over keys to the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G) at Shirdi, Maharashtra, Friday, October 19, 2018.(PIB)
Updated on Oct 19, 2018 07:46 PM IST
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