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Dalit farmers may fail to benefit from agricultural sops announced by govt

In an effort to relieve farmers’ economic distress, the Centre included in the Union Budget an increase in the minimum support price (MSP) for monsoon crops and pledged Rs 500 crore to Operation Greens, a programme to help growers of tomatoes, onions, and potatoes.

The data shows that 71% of Scheduled Caste farmers are what the census refers to as ‘agricultural labourers’ — that is, they work for wages on others’ land.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Feb 13, 2018 09:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

States’ tax revenue growth slows down, could force Centre to hike cess

Between 2005 and 2015, only five of the 18 states recorded annual tax revenue growth rates of less than 14%. But between 2012 and 2015, 16 of 18 states were below the threshold.

The Centre may have to impose a cess on a variety of goods, including motor vehicles, tobacco, and aerated drinks like Coke and Pepsi.(Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Updated on Feb 05, 2018 01:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

States’ tax revenue growth slows down, could force Centre to hike cess

Between 2005 and 2015, only five of the 18 states recorded annual tax revenue growth rates of less than 14%. But between 2012 and 2015, 16 of 18 states were below the threshold.

The Centre may have to impose a cess on a variety of goods, including motor vehicles, tobacco, and aerated drinks like Coke and Pepsi.(Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Updated on Feb 05, 2018 01:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Maharashtra now has most prisoners on death row, overtakes UP

Judges in Maharashtra have traditionally been very heavy-handed in their infliction of the death penalty, said Yug Chaudhary, a Mumbai-based lawyer who has represented the appeals of several death row inmates.

Representative(HT illustration: Abhimanyu)
Updated on Jan 26, 2018 09:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By, New Delhi

In Gujarat assembly election, voters preferred wealthy candidates over less wealthy ones

Gujarati voters were more likely to choose wealthy candidate over less wealthy ones, an analysis of candidate disclosure documents and Monday’s poll returns from the state’s assembly election shows.

Updated on Dec 21, 2017 11:56 PM IST
Harry Stevens, Hindustan Times | By

Compared to other Indians, how wealthy are you?

Guess where you fit on the country’s wealth spectrum.

Updated on Nov 15, 2017 10:08 PM IST

Himachal election: Boom in assets of 60 MLAs

Among the 60 incumbent MLAs contesting again in Himachal Pradesh, their combined assets have increased from Rs314.3 crore in 2012 to Rs566.9 crore this year, a jump of 80%.

Musicians play traditional instruments at a Congress rally in Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. (Aqil Khan / HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 08, 2017 01:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Delhi Metro fare calculator: Check how much your daily ride will cost now

The new fares came into effect from Tuesday.

A file photo of Delhi Metro. From Tuesday, fares were hiked by the DMRC, which says it needs the money for the upkeep and maintenance of trains and stations.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 10, 2017 02:29 PM IST

Let’s talk about hate: In Indian politics, candidates who stoke communal hatred thrive

Let’s Talk About Hate: An HT analysis shows that politicians formally accused of communal crimes are four times likelier to win an election

(Illustration: Malay Karmakar)
Updated on Jul 27, 2017 12:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Let’s talk about racism | India is open to foreigners if they are white

In the concluding part of our series, an American recounts how he’s been welcomed unconditionally in this country, but black foreigners have different stories to tell about Indian hospitality.

An American talks about Indians’ hospitality towards white foreigners and black foreigners.(Illustration: Malay Karmakar)
Updated on May 24, 2017 09:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Calculate how much the hike in Delhi Metro fares will cost you

Calculate how much the hike in Delhi Metro fares will cost you.

An estimated 2.8 million passengers travel daily on the Delhi Metro.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on May 12, 2017 05:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

MCD elections: Posh neighbourhoods turned up in lower numbers, but it’s not why you think

Studies of voting patterns have found that, across the country, rural voters tend to turn up to vote in higher percentages than residents of crowded metro areas.

MCD election staff waiting for voters at a poll booth in Old Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 25, 2017 06:39 PM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By

Finance Bill: Minor legislative tweaks prompt major fears for democracy’s future

The Finance Bill 2017, passed this session, removes the contribution cap and the corporate disclosure requirements, and enables the creation of electoral bonds.

A view of Parliament House in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2017 08:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAman Sethi and Harry Stevens

‘Allow uninterrupted discussions’: Over 175 activists write to V-P Hamid Ansari on finance bill

The letter calls the Money Bill classification of the Finance Bill “illegitimate” and asks the vice president to “allow extensive and uninterrupted discussions into every aspect” of the bill.

The letter calls the Money Bill classification of the Finance Bill “illegitimate” and asks vice president Hamid Ansari to “allow extensive and uninterrupted discussions into every aspect” of the bill.(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 14, 2017 09:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Delhi is homelessness capital with three districts among India’s worst six

While nearly three in every thousand Delhiites are homeless, they are not evenly distributed, an HT analysis of the 2011 census reveals.

The homeless sleep on a pavement on a cold winter night at Asif Ali road in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 24, 2017 02:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

14 universities on ‘fake’ list for at least 17 years, continue to operate

Fourteen Indian universities have been on the government’s “fake” list for at least 17 years but continue to operate.

The UGC and AICTE have put out a list of fake institutes on their websites, warning students ahead of the new academic session that kicks in next month.((Sushil Kumar/HT File Photo))
Updated on Mar 22, 2017 08:30 AM IST
ByHarry Stevens and Neelam Pandey

14 universities on ‘fake’ list for at least 17 years, continue to operate

Fourteen Indian universities have been on the government’s “fake” list for at least 17 years but continue to operate.

The UGC and AICTE have put out a list of fake institutes on their websites, warning students ahead of the new academic session that kicks in next month.((Sushil Kumar/HT File Photo))
Updated on Apr 21, 2017 08:28 AM IST
ByHarry Stevens and Neelam Pandey

Assembly elections: Richer, educated candidates fared well in the 5 states

Across 689 constituencies in the assembly elections in Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh, the wealthiest candidate won 33.5% of the time, compared to just 24.6% for the second wealthiest candidate and 17% for the third wealthiest.

Experts feel voters may also be more attracted to wealthy candidates because they are seen as being better able to grease the wheels of local bureaucracies.(HT File)
Updated on Mar 15, 2017 01:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Video: How UP election result would look if it were a boxing match between Modi, others

The seven-round political slugfest in Uttar Pradesh saw the BJP score a knockout, much like its stellar showing in UP in the 2014 general elections, when it won a landslide 71 of 80 Lok Sabha seats.
Updated on Mar 12, 2017 01:57 PM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByIpsit Mohapatra and Harry Stevens

Indians in US usually don’t live in places most vulnerable to hate crimes

The American state of Kansas — where 32-year-old Srinavas Kuchibhotla was shot to death in a bar Wednesday — is not particularly prone to hate crimes, nor is it home to a disproportionate amount of Indians. And Kansas is not an outlier. In general, Indians in the United States tend not to live in states where they are most vulnerable to hate crimes.

Parents of engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla mourn his death in Hyderabad. Kuchibhotla was killed in a shooting at a bar in Kansas City.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Feb 28, 2017 08:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

How likely are you to meet a Miss Universe? (And other important questions)

Think statistics and beauty pageants don’t mix? Think again.

Iris Mittenaere of France is crowned the new Miss Universe 2016 by 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach.(AP)
Updated on Jan 30, 2017 07:19 PM IST
New Delhi | By

Mukesh Ambani’s wealth is more than the GDP of these 19 countries

RIL chairperson Mukesh Ambani is India’s richest and with his wealth of $23.1 billion is ahead of the GDP of 19 countries.

RIL chairperson Mukesh Ambani is India’s richest and with his wealth of $23.1 billion is ahead of the GDP of 19 countries.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2016 06:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarry Stevens and Suchetana Ray, New Delhi

Mukesh Ambani is worth more than half of India’s states

Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest person according to Forbes, with a net worth of$23.1 billion, has a fortune that is more than the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of many Indian states.

Mukesh Ambani, who has been named India’s richest person for the ninth year in a row by Forbes, has a fortune more than the Gross State Domestic Product of 14 Indian states.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2016 05:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarry Stevens and Suchetana Ray, New Delhi

Tough divorce law forces estranged couples to opt for separation instead

A law that makes it difficult to get a divorce may not have kept unhappy married couples together. Census data released this week suggests these couples were splitting up anyway, without a divorce.

Census data released this week suggests many couples were splitting up anyway, without a divorce.(Representative image)
Updated on Aug 20, 2016 01:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAloke Tikku and Harry Stevens, New Delhi

Trump’s fundraising woes could be cause for concern

In the past four U.S. presidential elections, the candidate who had raised more money by the end of June went on to win.

Republic presidential candidate Donald Trump has struggled to raise money. The candidate who raised more money by July won the past four presidential elections.(AP)
Updated on Jul 29, 2016 03:28 PM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By

Assembly poll results: 33% MLAs have criminal cases against them

Every second legislator in Kerala who has been elected in the just-concluded assembly elections has a criminal case against them, almost twice the proportion of lawmakers with such records in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.

LDF candidate actor Mukesh celebrates with supporters after his victory in the Kerala assembly elections.(PTI)
Updated on May 20, 2016 05:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAloke Tikku and Harry Stevens, New Delhi
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