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John Lewis: A champion of social justice

The US civil rights hero leaves behind a rich legacy for the world
Lewis was a US civil rights hero, who in the 1950s and 60s led and participated in the movement against segregation and for equality(REUTERS)
Lewis was a US civil rights hero, who in the 1950s and 60s led and participated in the movement against segregation and for equality(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 06:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Migrant workers: The emergence of invisible India

Prepare a migrant database, give them welfare and voting rights wherever they are, enhance social security
We need a database of people working and living outside their states. This will make it easier to accurately assess the food, shelter or transport requirements during a crisis such as this(AP)
We need a database of people working and living outside their states. This will make it easier to accurately assess the food, shelter or transport requirements during a crisis such as this(AP)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 09:31 AM IST
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By RPN Singh

The interplay between Kashmir and India’s democratic project | Analysis

The decision-making process reflects both centralisation of power and unilateralism
The current dispensation has consistently followed the philosophy of the ends justifying the means(PTI)
The current dispensation has consistently followed the philosophy of the ends justifying the means(PTI)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 07:35 AM IST
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By Neelanjan Sircar

Catering to needs of every child is crucial

This forum provides school principals/ teachers a chance to share their views and insights on a wide range of subjects with students.
Jasleen Kaur Sabharwal, principal, The New Public School, Sector 18, Chandigarh.(HT)
Jasleen Kaur Sabharwal, principal, The New Public School, Sector 18, Chandigarh.(HT)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 12:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Creating a new welfare paradigm for migrants

PDS portability will help them, but education, health, voting must follow
Migration is fuelled by many factors: economic, climate change, civil strife, caste discrimination, and sometimes a combination of aspirations and desperation. Lack of portability of PDS rights mean that these people depend either on their employers or labour contractors for food provisions or purchase expensive food in the open market(AP)
Migration is fuelled by many factors: economic, climate change, civil strife, caste discrimination, and sometimes a combination of aspirations and desperation. Lack of portability of PDS rights mean that these people depend either on their employers or labour contractors for food provisions or purchase expensive food in the open market(AP)
Published on Jul 14, 2019 08:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Driven out of the electoral process

Hundreds of truckers cannot exercise their franchise as they are away from home during polling; some feel electronic vote or postal ballot could be a way out.
Truck drivers talk about their voting rights at the Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar in New Delhi. The country has an estimated nine million goods vehicle drivers.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Truck drivers talk about their voting rights at the Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar in New Delhi. The country has an estimated nine million goods vehicle drivers.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 12, 2019 04:17 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Manoj Sharma

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Laidback Lucknow fails to put up an impressive show

In the run-up to the polls here, the district administration, social organisations and many schools had launched several voter awareness campaigns and so the officials had expected a higher voter turnout.
The state capital put up an average show in polling yet again with the voting percentage touching 54.29, just 1.35% more than the 2014 Lok Sabha elections when it was at a low of 52.94%. [Photo by Dheeraj Dhawan/Hindustan Times]
The state capital put up an average show in polling yet again with the voting percentage touching 54.29, just 1.35% more than the 2014 Lok Sabha elections when it was at a low of 52.94%. [Photo by Dheeraj Dhawan/Hindustan Times]
Updated on May 08, 2019 07:00 AM IST
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Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: LPG cylinders to be ‘ambassadors’ of LS polls awareness in Patna

Gas cylinders with awareness stickers carrying the district’s logo would reach thousands of households, be it in villages, panchayats or urban homes and remind people to exercise their voting rights, said Ravi.
Sudhanshu Singh of Vaishali Enterprises, Danapur said ten employees were deputed to paste stickers on LPG cylinders for delivery to about 20,000 customers in both urban and rural areas.(HT Photo)
Sudhanshu Singh of Vaishali Enterprises, Danapur said ten employees were deputed to paste stickers on LPG cylinders for delivery to about 20,000 customers in both urban and rural areas.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2019 03:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, PATNA | By Aditya Nath Jha

Indian captain Virat Kohli all set to vote on May 12 in Gurugram

Haryana votes in phase 6 of India’s seven-phase, staggered general elections. All the 10 seats in Haryana, including Gurugram, go to polls on May 12.
File image of Virat Kohli(AP)
File image of Virat Kohli(AP)
Updated on Apr 28, 2019 01:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019| Step out to vote: Schools, students teach citizens

Students of Mount Litera School International (MLSI) have recorded a rap song, Vote do, to urge people to vote.
From holding mock polls to composing rap songs to urge voters to cast their ballots, schoolchildren from the city are trying their best to create awareness about the elections on Monday.
From holding mock polls to composing rap songs to urge voters to cast their ballots, schoolchildren from the city are trying their best to create awareness about the elections on Monday.
Published on Apr 25, 2019 01:53 AM IST
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By Yesha Kotak and Ankita Bhatkhande

BCCI units push case before Supreme Court hearing

The Amicus, who has held meetings in batches, heard state cricket bodies from Karnataka, Northeast associations like Arunachal Pradesh, Saurashtra, Baroda, and Maharashtra among others on Wednesday.
A view of logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
A view of logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 25, 2019 12:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Ensure voting rights for migrant labour

Indians today are more mobile than ever before in our history. Our ideas about citizenship must follow.
Labour migrants do not only construct buildings, sweep floors, clean trucks, sew clothes and deliver goods. Their movement across the country makes the idea of India a concrete reality for the majority of her poor and impoverished populations.(REUTERS)
Labour migrants do not only construct buildings, sweep floors, clean trucks, sew clothes and deliver goods. Their movement across the country makes the idea of India a concrete reality for the majority of her poor and impoverished populations.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 04:28 PM IST
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Special team to ensure specially abled voters exercise their voting rights

As per the report with the Lucknow Nagar Nigam, the names of around 5,000 specially abled voters are missing from the voters list. Besides, the surveyors also identified around fresh 2834 specially abled voters, whose names are to be included in the electoral rolls.
The district administration officials of Lucknow said the campaign would start from the last week of March onwards and last till April 25.(AFP)
The district administration officials of Lucknow said the campaign would start from the last week of March onwards and last till April 25.(AFP)
Published on Mar 17, 2019 01:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

Exclusion from NRC list will not affect voting rights, says Election Commission

The Election Commission on Tuesday assured the Supreme Court that the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), published on July 30 last year, will not be the basis to deny residents voting rights.
The first draft of the NRC, aimed at identifying illegal immigrants in Assam, did not include names of around 40 lakh people out of a total of 3.29 crore applicants.(AFP/File Photo)
The first draft of the NRC, aimed at identifying illegal immigrants in Assam, did not include names of around 40 lakh people out of a total of 3.29 crore applicants.(AFP/File Photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2019 01:22 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Defence personnel can vote through electronic ballots

A bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi disposed of a public interest litigation (PIL) that had asked for an effective mechanism to ensure implementation of voting rights for soldiers of the armed forces after recording the poll panel’s decision.
The Supreme Court on Thursday approved the Election Commission’s proposal to provide electronic ballots or the internet-based voting facility to armed forces personnel who opt to vote through postal ballots.(Reuters)
The Supreme Court on Thursday approved the Election Commission’s proposal to provide electronic ballots or the internet-based voting facility to armed forces personnel who opt to vote through postal ballots.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 14, 2019 11:54 PM IST
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Snatch voting rights, govt jobs of people with more than two kids: Ramdev

Yoga guru Ramdev has come up with a remedy to control the country’s burgeoning population — snatch away the voting rights of people who have more than two children.
Ramdev said people with more than two children should not be allowed to contest elections, the kids denied admission in government schools and parents not allowed to take up government jobs.(File Photo)
Ramdev said people with more than two children should not be allowed to contest elections, the kids denied admission in government schools and parents not allowed to take up government jobs.(File Photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 09:28 PM IST
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Need law to check population, revoke voting rights of violators: Giriraj Singh

The minister also made references to Kairana, a town in Shamli which had witnessed exodus of over 200 Hindu families due to fear of “majority community”, to say social harmony is witnessed only in areas where Hindus are present in majority.
Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh also threatened to resign over the issue, saying he could go to “any extent” for it.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh also threatened to resign over the issue, saying he could go to “any extent” for it.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 26, 2018 08:36 AM IST
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Supreme Court order on Lodha reforms ‘excellent’, says CoA chief Vinod Rai

The new judgement effectively means that current acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and acting treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry can contest for another term.
The state units have been on Thursday warned by the SC to either comply or face action.(HT Photo)
The state units have been on Thursday warned by the SC to either comply or face action.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2018 01:33 PM IST
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Those with non-bailable warrants may lose voting rights in Madhya Pradesh assembly election

Names of those who have non-bailable warrants pending against them for more than six months may be struck off by the electoral registration officer if that person fails to appear in person even after a notice is served in his name, said Madhya Pradesh chief electoral officer VL Kantha Rao.
Madhya Pradesh chief electoral officer VL Kantha Rao said there are over 80,000 non-bailable warrants in the state, which the police are going to deliver before the elections.(PTI/Picture for representation)
Madhya Pradesh chief electoral officer VL Kantha Rao said there are over 80,000 non-bailable warrants in the state, which the police are going to deliver before the elections.(PTI/Picture for representation)
Updated on Aug 07, 2018 08:12 AM IST
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Bhopal | By HT Correspondent

Housing societies in Mumbai may soon be able to conduct polls

The government on Friday decided to dilute the provision related to the elections of cooperative housing societies.
Of more than 2 lakh cooperative societies in the state, 1 lakh are cooperative housing societies.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)
Of more than 2 lakh cooperative societies in the state, 1 lakh are cooperative housing societies.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)
Updated on Jul 14, 2018 12:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

Wagholi residents allege 4,000 new voters still unregistered

The association claims that while most of the new applicants have filled the necessary forms and submitted all authentic and bona fide documents to the election office, their names have still not been included on the voters’ lists.
The Wagholi housing society association has filed a complaint with the Pune district election officer stating that as many as 4,000 urban residential voters of different societies are being denied voting rights due to the non-inclusion of their names on the voters’ lists.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
The Wagholi housing society association has filed a complaint with the Pune district election officer stating that as many as 4,000 urban residential voters of different societies are being denied voting rights due to the non-inclusion of their names on the voters’ lists.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 04:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar, Pune

India can lead the way to deliver health for all

Digital identity technologies, like the Aadhaar biometric system, have to potential to change the lives of tens of thousands of children under the healthcare radar, by improving their access to immunisation
Thanks to the political commitment to immunisation with initiatives like Mission Indradhanush and support from my organisation, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, immunisation coverage in India has been steadily increasing(Reuters)
Thanks to the political commitment to immunisation with initiatives like Mission Indradhanush and support from my organisation, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, immunisation coverage in India has been steadily increasing(Reuters)
Published on Apr 20, 2018 12:43 PM IST
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