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This is the second incident of a lawyer appearing without a shirt at the Supreme Court within a span of two months.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

‘Shirtless man next to you’: Supreme Court to lawyer during online hearing

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:37 PM IST
While the online hearing was on, a bare-chested person adjusting the camera of standing counsel, G Prakash, for the Kerala government appeared on screen.
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Tarun Tejpal, who founded the Tehelka magazine, was accused by a former colleague of sexually assaulting her in Goa in November 2013.(HT File Photo)
Tarun Tejpal, who founded the Tehelka magazine, was accused by a former colleague of sexually assaulting her in Goa in November 2013.(HT File Photo)

Woman in Tarun Tejpal case seeks cross examination via video conference

By Gerard de Souza | Hindustan Times, Panaji
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2020 03:01 PM IST
The case which is now in the cross examination stage has been plagued by delays for many reasons.
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In June this year, the SC had upbraided a lawyer who appeared before a virtual court lying in bed while dressed in a T-shirt. (File photo of Orissa High Court/HT)
In June this year, the SC had upbraided a lawyer who appeared before a virtual court lying in bed while dressed in a T-shirt. (File photo of Orissa High Court/HT)

‘Can’t argue from garden’: Orissa high court on ‘horrible’ virtual hearings

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 12:25 PM IST
While hearing a civil miscellaneous petition that was dismissed, justice Rath remarked that lawyers should argue at the minimum from his/her home or temporary residence and there should be maintenance of minimum decorum.
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PM Modi urged women police personnel to engage women in Jammu and Kashmir to prevent youth from taking to terrorism at an early stage itself.(PTI)
PM Modi urged women police personnel to engage women in Jammu and Kashmir to prevent youth from taking to terrorism at an early stage itself.(PTI)

‘Never lose respect for your khaki uniform’: PM Modi interacts with IPS probationers

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 01:18 PM IST
Talking about terrorism, PM Modi said the youth of the country need to be prevented from taking the wrong path at the early stage itself.
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Offices are being redesigned to ensure minimal interaction among co-workers to curb spread of Covid-19.(Photo: Shutterstock)
Offices are being redesigned to ensure minimal interaction among co-workers to curb spread of Covid-19.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Covid-19 work spaces: No more chit-chat around water cooler, gossip in pantry or sharing desk

By Mallika Bhagat | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 07:00 AM IST
The days of cramped office spaces will soon become a thing of the past, with new work stations being designed keeping in mind the guidelines to follow social distancing, to avoid spread of Covid-19.
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Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and his party legislators during an earlier assembly session. This time, the day-long session will open with obituary references, after which it will adjourn for a while and reconvene for the next sitting, during which legislative business will be conducted.(HT file photo)
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and his party legislators during an earlier assembly session. This time, the day-long session will open with obituary references, after which it will adjourn for a while and reconvene for the next sitting, during which legislative business will be conducted.(HT file photo)

One-day Punjab Vidhan Sabha session on August 28 to meet constitutional requirement

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 05:37 PM IST
VIRTUAL CABINET MEET Assembly session needs to be convened within six months of the previous session; day-long session will have two sittings and will be followed by a regular session when the Covid situation improves
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Katy Perry says that she has had a lot of pushing in life(Photo: Instagram/katyperry)
Katy Perry says that she has had a lot of pushing in life(Photo: Instagram/katyperry)

I am happy and my body feels good: Katy Perry

By Nishad Neelambaran | HT Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 06:15 PM IST
The singer, who is expecting her first child with fiancé Orlando Bloom, says that her debut gig at Tomorrowland Around the World — The Digital Festival might be her last before her delivery
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Pune police held a counselling session for some of the officials who recovered from the virus(HT PHOTO)
Pune police held a counselling session for some of the officials who recovered from the virus(HT PHOTO)

Mind matters: Counselling keep cops’ morale high during pandemic

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Three policemen have succumbed to the virus while 185 have recovered and 81 are hospitalised, according to officials.
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A woman works at a laptop computer at home in an arranged photograph taken in Bern, Switzerland.(Bloomberg)
A woman works at a laptop computer at home in an arranged photograph taken in Bern, Switzerland.(Bloomberg)

Existential WFH Qs for the weekend (it is the weekend, right?)

By R Sukumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 08:56 AM IST
Most workplaces went casual long before the pandemic (Brooks Brothers has applied for bankruptcy), and athleisure has been a trend for well nigh a decade-and-half, so there is no need to dress up.
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Police said they had come across many cases where arrested suspects were from containment zones.(PTI)
Police said they had come across many cases where arrested suspects were from containment zones.(PTI)

Good cop, bad cop online: Interrogations go digital

By Prawesh Lama | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 07:05 AM IST
Law enforcement in times of the Covid-19 pandemic has often been demanding and unpredictable and sometimes ventured into the realm of the unknown.
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The 500-bedded care centre was made operational from Wednesday and has been attached to Delhi government’s Lok Nayak Hospital.(PTI)
The 500-bedded care centre was made operational from Wednesday and has been attached to Delhi government’s Lok Nayak Hospital.(PTI)

Baijal, Kejriwal inaugurate 500-bed Covid care centre at CWG campus

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 11:45 PM IST
Kejriwal and Baijal inaugurated the facility through video-conferencing in the presence of deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and officials from the east district administration.
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Taking note of the submission made by the Delhi government’s additional standing counsel, appearing for the prisons authority, the bench said it was not going to interfere in the matter at this stage and issue any directions.(Arvind Yadav/ HT)
Taking note of the submission made by the Delhi government’s additional standing counsel, appearing for the prisons authority, the bench said it was not going to interfere in the matter at this stage and issue any directions.(Arvind Yadav/ HT)

Jail inmates allowed to consult private lawyers via video conference

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 03:48 AM IST
The court was hearing a couple of pleas that had challenged the March 25 notification of the prisons authority, suspending all legal interviews and family visits to jails in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Kids’ increased exposure to screens has become a cause of concern for parents.(Photo: Shutterstock)
Kids’ increased exposure to screens has become a cause of concern for parents.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Screen time for kids: How much is too much?

By Srinidhi Gopalakrishnan | Hindustan Times, Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 03:55 PM IST
With schools taking the online route to carry on with classes amid the Covid-19 induced lockdown, excessive exposure of young children to screens is worrying parents.
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File image of Shai Hope.(FIle)
File image of Shai Hope.(FIle)

Shai Hope says he has it in him to repeat 2017 Headingley Test show against England

By Press Trust of India | Manchester
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 12:26 PM IST
Hope hasn’t scored a ton since the 2017 Headingley Test heroics when he scored centuries in both the innings to lead his side to a much-cherished victory against England, chasing a daunting 322-run target.
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Immediately after that announcement, Merkel suggested she had not yet made up her mind on whether to attend in person or by video conference(via REUTERS)
Immediately after that announcement, Merkel suggested she had not yet made up her mind on whether to attend in person or by video conference(via REUTERS)

Angela Merkel rejects Donald Trump’s invite to attend G7 summit in Washington

Berlin
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 08:29 PM IST
After cancelling the Group of Seven summit, originally scheduled for June 10-12 at Camp David, Trump said a week ago that he was again considering hosting an in-person meeting of world leaders because it would be a “great sign to all” of things returning to normal during the pandemic.
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NeOn Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi criticised the government’s decision to continue with the nationwide lockdown and said contrary to expectations, infections had spiked during this period.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
NeOn Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi criticised the government’s decision to continue with the nationwide lockdown and said contrary to expectations, infections had spiked during this period.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19: BJP accuses Rahul Gandhi of falsehood

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 03:32 PM IST
Addressing the media via video conference, Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also accused Gandhi of trying to weaken the country’s resolve to fight this challenge since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Actor Shibani Dandekar says everything will take time to become stable in our lives after this crisis
Actor Shibani Dandekar says everything will take time to become stable in our lives after this crisis

Shibani Dandekar on life post lockdown: We will have to create our own opportunities

By Sangeeta Yadav | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Uncertain about the future, the actor feels that one has to adapt to “the new normal” and unlock the creativity in this given situation
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Prithviraj Chavan, while speaking to journalists through a video conference on Saturday, said both the Centre and state government have failed to ensure smooth return of migrants.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)
Prithviraj Chavan, while speaking to journalists through a video conference on Saturday, said both the Centre and state government have failed to ensure smooth return of migrants.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)

Former Maha CM Chavan slams Centre, state govt for failing to address issues of migrants

By Yogesh Joshi | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 04:28 PM IST
Chavan alleged that both the Centre and the Maharashtra government have been ‘frugal’ in refusing to spend money in taking the migrants back home
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Delhi: 50 can gather for a wedding, 20 for a funeral

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 03:58 AM IST
Strict restrictions had been in place in the national capital as part of the measures to contain the spread of Covid-19.
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Delhi has 29 notified industrial areas such as Naraina, Kirti Nagar, Okhla, Narela and Bawana, among others.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Delhi has 29 notified industrial areas such as Naraina, Kirti Nagar, Okhla, Narela and Bawana, among others.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Industrial associations in Delhi seek clarity on reopening guidelines

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 04:05 AM IST
To give more clarity on the order, the government will address representatives of over 80 industrial associations through a video conference on Monday at 3pm, said Brajesh Goyal, convener of the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) trade and industry wing in Delhi.
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This is the first time that the home ministry has explicitly, in writing, stressed that the operative word in its order allowing the transport of migrant workers, tourists, students and others was “stranded”.(HT Photo)
This is the first time that the home ministry has explicitly, in writing, stressed that the operative word in its order allowing the transport of migrant workers, tourists, students and others was “stranded”.(HT Photo)

Send only stranded migrants: Centre tells states

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 04:28 AM IST
Home secretary Ajay Bhalla’s mild reprimand came after state governments rushed to the railways ministry to run special trains to send all migrant workers home.
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The fine print was indicated to state chief secretaries at their video conference with Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba last week.(ANI)
The fine print was indicated to state chief secretaries at their video conference with Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba last week.(ANI)

Interstate travel allowed only for stranded migrants: Official

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 01:01 AM IST
The home ministry approval is primarily aimed at the 1.4 million people who have been housed in 38,000 relief camps set up by the government and non-profit sector, the official said, referring to reports that millions of people could travel from cities to villages.
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The UK said there would be seven charter flights in May to take more than 2,000 stranded British travellers home.(ANI)
The UK said there would be seven charter flights in May to take more than 2,000 stranded British travellers home.(ANI)

60,000 foreigners evacuated; UK to fly back 2k citizens

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 12:28 AM IST
Secretaries in the external affairs ministry have been interacting via video conference with groups of ambassadors based in Delhi to discuss ways to fight the pandemic, the welfare of stranded Indians around the world and the evacuation of foreign nationals from India.
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The construction activities on individual land are mostly for building houses for the poor under PMAY(G).(Bloomberg photo)
The construction activities on individual land are mostly for building houses for the poor under PMAY(G).(Bloomberg photo)

Govt leverages MGNREGS to strengthen rural infrastructure

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 04:58 AM IST
Just two types of activities—construction (on individual land) and sanitation works—are earmarked for 69% of the total work under MGNREGS for this financial year, government data has shown.
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Persons participating in video conference should also be appropriately dressed and maintain the required decorum, the guidelines said.Photo by Sanjeev kumar/Hindustan Times. (Representative Image)
Persons participating in video conference should also be appropriately dressed and maintain the required decorum, the guidelines said.Photo by Sanjeev kumar/Hindustan Times. (Representative Image)

Covid-19 update: Customs hearings to be held via video conference

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 12:49 AM IST
According to the guidelines, the new system would also facilitate importers, exporters, passengers, advocates, tax practitioners and authorised representatives to maintain social distancing while performing their work at ease, from a place of their choice.
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Nitin Gadkari told the ministers that they need to intervene in such matters and ensure resolution of issues through the local and district administrations. (HT PHOTO)
Nitin Gadkari told the ministers that they need to intervene in such matters and ensure resolution of issues through the local and district administrations. (HT PHOTO)

Ensure smooth movement of trucks with essentials: Nitin Gadkari tells states

By Anisha Dutta | Hindustan Tiimes, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 01:06 AM IST
Nitin Gadkari pulled up the states for delaying the clearances and said nearly 3.5 lakh trucks were stuck because of it at inter-state borders, officials aware of the matter said.
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Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik(ANI)
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik(ANI)

Naveen Patnaik pitches SOP on return of stranded persons across states

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 12:35 AM IST
Naveen Patnaik was the first chief minister to declare a statewide lockdown on March 24 before Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the 21-day lockdown
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Bangladesh has so far recorded almost 5,000 infections and 140 deaths.(AP)
Bangladesh has so far recorded almost 5,000 infections and 140 deaths.(AP)

To fight Covid-19, Bangladesh gets Hydroxychloroquine, surgical gloves from India

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 05:45 PM IST
In a video message posted on social media, India’s high commissioner to Dhaka, Riva Ganguly Das, said many people in both countries had been affected by the coronavirus disease and India would stand by Bangladesh in the efforts to tackle Covid-19.
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Kapil Sibal said the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had made no preparations to put in place a plan despite the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the Coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency by January-end.(ANI)
Kapil Sibal said the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had made no preparations to put in place a plan despite the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the Coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency by January-end.(ANI)

Formulate national plan to deal with Covid-19 crisis: Congress to Centre

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 04:29 PM IST
Addressing a news briefing through video conference, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said it is also time the government did a rethink on lockdown measures as the country cannot have the “lockdown of people and lockout of the economy”.
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Deputy chief minister shared this plan during a video conference with vice chancellors (VCs) on Friday.(Sourced)
Deputy chief minister shared this plan during a video conference with vice chancellors (VCs) on Friday.(Sourced)

If lockdown ends, university exams likely to be held between May 15 and 20: UP Deputy CM

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2020 07:42 PM IST
The deputy CM also asked the VCs to ensure steady evaluation of answer sheets (of university exams) by decentralising the evaluation process as this will help in timely declaration of results.
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