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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
Amitabh Bachchan has lived his life in phases. Once a phase ends, he moves on.(Getty Images)
Amitabh Bachchan has lived his life in phases. Once a phase ends, he moves on.(Getty Images)

Rude films by Vir Sanghvi: Bachchan- A life in chapters

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 03:18 AM IST
One reason why Amitabh Bachchan’s popularity has lasted for nearly 50 years is because there have been many Bachchans through the years
Kashmiri Pandit families(HT Photo)
Kashmiri Pandit families(HT Photo)

‘Kashmiri Pandits could have been brought back by govt’, says Businessman Vijay Dhar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 07:11 AM IST
Prominent businessman and entrepreneur Vijay Dhar, who runs Delhi Public School in Srinagar, talks about the exodus of Pandits, the evolution of the community after being forced to leave, and what justice means to them after 30 years.
In 1981, sub section 1 of the Act provided for Rs 1,000 per month of salary for the chief minister, ministers and ministers of state while sub section 2 provided for Rs 650 per month salary for a deputy minister.(HT image)
In 1981, sub section 1 of the Act provided for Rs 1,000 per month of salary for the chief minister, ministers and ministers of state while sub section 2 provided for Rs 650 per month salary for a deputy minister.(HT image)

UP ministers to now pay taxes from own pockets as state amends law

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 07:38 AM IST
The Act was passed when VP Singh, then in Congress, was chief minister of the state and there existed a perception that most ministers came from poor backgrounds and needed their income tax liabilities to be underwritten by the government.
The IFFCO plant at Phulpur, Uttar Pradesh.(HT File)
The IFFCO plant at Phulpur, Uttar Pradesh.(HT File)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Phulpur gave country 2 prime minsters, got only IFFCO as trophy

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Kenneth John, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2019 08:54 AM IST
In past over seven decades, the Phulpur Lok Sabha constituency which gave the country two prime ministers --Jawahar Lal Nehru and VP Singh- has failed to witness any landmark development project come its way expect for a IFFCO fertilizer plant.
(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)

Election 2019: Your guide to election tourism

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 05:31 PM IST
Four phases of the election will be over by tomorrow. Plan a summer break by travelling to some of the places yet to go to polls, on May 6,12 and 19. Discover the sights, sample the food, buy the crafts – with election fever as the exciting backdrop
In 2017, Art of Living founder and a member of the current mediation panel, Ravi Shankar, listed four options to settle the Ayodhya dispute.(File Photo)
In 2017, Art of Living founder and a member of the current mediation panel, Ravi Shankar, listed four options to settle the Ayodhya dispute.(File Photo)

How former Prime Ministers, spiritual gurus have failed to resolve Ayodhya dispute

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 08:52 AM IST
The Supreme Court’s decision to refer the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute to mediation is not the first time out-of-court negotiations have been tried to resolve the deadlock.
Congress Party president Rahul Gandhi with spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala during a press conference on the issue of Rafale deal at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi, September 22. Rahul Gandhi is trying to use this scandal as a lethal weapon during the 2019 election campaign(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Congress Party president Rahul Gandhi with spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala during a press conference on the issue of Rafale deal at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi, September 22. Rahul Gandhi is trying to use this scandal as a lethal weapon during the 2019 election campaign(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Arms and the Indian politician

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 11:08 AM IST
The journey from Bofors to Rafale has left our defence procurement policy in tatters
Protestors taking part in Maratha Kranti Morcha burnt down a police chowkie at Kopar Khairane in Navi Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018(Hindustan Times)
Protestors taking part in Maratha Kranti Morcha burnt down a police chowkie at Kopar Khairane in Navi Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018(Hindustan Times)

Reservations cannot be an entitlement in perpetuity

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 11:01 AM IST
Feelings of alienation and deprivation in a growing skill-oriented economy need to be tackled
The Deve Gowda government tumbled after the Sitaram Kesri-led Congress withdrew support in 1997.(PTI)
The Deve Gowda government tumbled after the Sitaram Kesri-led Congress withdrew support in 1997.(PTI)

Three prime ministers who lost no-confidence motions in the past

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 10:11 AM IST
The premiers in question are VP Singh, Deve Gowda and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Leaders from various political parties at a dinner organised by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, Janpath, New Delhi, March 13, 2018(AICC/HT)
Leaders from various political parties at a dinner organised by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, Janpath, New Delhi, March 13, 2018(AICC/HT)

What Congress needs to do to build an anti-BJP front for the 2019 general elections

Hindustan Times | By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 04:37 PM IST
The history of India’s coalition politics since the 1980s has valuable lessons for the Congress to build an anti-BJP front for 2019
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