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62.2% inmates awaiting death penalty have at least one mental illness: Study

The report noted a UN General Assembly resolution in December 2020 urged countries not to impose the death penalty on individuals suffering from mental or intellectual disabilities

The death penalty sentencing process has been whittled down to such a formality that there is no time to conduct the kind of tests and assessments required to identify mental disability, the author of the study says. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 21, 2021 12:50 PM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

‘India’s future growth depends on science-driven economy’

Singh added that Indian coastal areas should utilise the vast oceanic resources the country possesses as the “blue economy” offers extensive socio-economic opportunity

Union minister Jitendra Singh commended the “Deep Ocean Mission” and said it “heralds yet another horizon to harness various resources to enrich the “Blue Economy”. (PTI Photo)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 06:19 PM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

Former BJP leader Babul Supriyo formally quits as Asansol MP

Supriyo, who began his political career with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2014, joined West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) in September

Former BJP leader and Union minister of state Babul Supriyo had earlier declared that he will not hold on to his MP seat after quitting the BJP. (Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 19, 2021 03:38 PM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

Suvendu Adhikari-led BJP delegation met Bangladesh envoy over ISKCON attack

The Bangladesh government has ordered a probe into the matter, however, ISKCON authorities on Sunday asked for intervention by the United Nations secretary general, Antonio Guterres

In Bangladesh, activists carried out a torch procession demanding justice for the violence against Hindu communities during Durga Puja festival. (REUTERS Photo)
Updated on Oct 19, 2021 10:29 AM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

Priyanka Gandhi hits out at govt over rising fuel prices

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi also took a dig at the government by posting a news clipping saying if taxes were not increased, the prices of petrol and diesel would have been ₹66 and ₹55 per litre

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra alleged that the BJP-led Central government had increased the fuel prices to a degree that it had become more difficult for the middle classes to travel by road than air. (PTI Photo/File)
Updated on Oct 18, 2021 02:14 PM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

Congress to train leaders in party ideologies and policies

The political party said on Saturday it will also launch a grassroots level agitation against the Narendra Modi-led government.

The decision was announced after a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC)(HT File)
Updated on Oct 17, 2021 12:59 AM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

CWC passes resolution on political situation, says India has earned label of electoral democracy

The CWC’s resolution concluded by issuing a public call to all democratic parties to resolutely oppose the Modi government’s unjust actions.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra with other leaders during the CWC Meeting at AICC in New Delhi on Saturday. (HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 16, 2021 10:52 PM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

Income tax department searches laptop firm, finds large-scale under-invoicing of imports

The Income Tax Department (ITD) carried out a search and seizure operation on several electronics importers and traders in the National Capital Region, Haryana and West Bengal which commenced on October 10, 2021, said the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Saturday

Image for representation. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 16, 2021 03:22 PM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

Wishes pour in for Manmohan Singh’s speedy recovery

Former PM Manmohan Singh spearheaded the 1991 economic reforms and has held various political and non-political portfolios throughout his career

ormer prime minister Manmohan Singh (PTIF)
Published on Oct 15, 2021 12:12 AM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar, New Delhi

Cong delegation meets President Kovind, submits memorandum on Lakhimpur 

A delegation of senior Congress party leaders met with President Ram Nath Kovind regarding the violence that ensued upon Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri and demanded the immediate dismissal of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni

The seven-member delegation included former party chief Rahul Gandhi, general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, among others. (@INCIndia/Twitter)
Updated on Oct 13, 2021 03:56 PM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

Congress accuses govt of inaction over Chinese aggression

Targeting the Central government, Congress spokesman Pawan Khera asked why is “this weak government” unable to make sure China adheres to bilateral agreements

The Congress leader said that due to Centre’s alleged inaction, China feels emboldened today (Photo Courtesy-Twitter)
Published on Oct 12, 2021 03:16 PM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

‘Homecoming’ for father-son duo, Yashpal and Sanjeev Arya join Congress

KC Venugopal described Yashpal Arya’s rejoining as “the happiest moments for the Congress party” ahead of the assembly polls in Uttarakhand early next year

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi welcomes Yashpal Arya and Sanjeev Arya into the Congress party in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 02:41 PM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

Power minister slams opposition for ‘unnecessary panic’ over coal shortage

The Union power minister met officials from Delhi’s power ministry, Bombay Suburban Electric Supply (BSES) company, and Tata power on Sunday to discuss the issue of coal shortage in power plants and refuted notions that a power crisis was looming

Minister RK Singh hit out at the Congress saying the party had run out of ideas (Photo Courtesy Twitter)
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 07:57 AM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

PM Modi most democratic leader of India: Union home minister Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah says the incorrect perception of PM Modi taking unilateral decisions and not listening to anyone has been deliberately created by some people from rival ideologies to damage his image

Union Home Minister Amit Shah refutes allegations that PM Modi takes unilateral decisions on important matters. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 02:51 AM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

PM Narendra Modi most democratic leader of India, says Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah said those who have worked with PM Narendra Modi, including his critics, will agree that the Union cabinet has never been run in such a democratic manner ever before

Amit Shah said demonetisation, abrogation of Article 370 and banning of Triple Talaq were some of the bold decisions of PM Modi. (REUTERS Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 07:21 PM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PM Modi lauds IAF’s humanitarian spirit as it celebrates foundation day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitated the country’s air warriors on the 89th foundation day of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)
Published on Oct 08, 2021 03:39 PM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

Tourist visas to be issued from October 15: MHA

“Once the demand for tourist visas picks up, regular commercial flights will also start operating,” said a senior ministry official not wishing to be named.

Initially, for a month, the tourists will be issued visas only for travel in chartered flights, the MHA said. (HT file photo)
Updated on Oct 08, 2021 03:42 AM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PM Narendra Modi completes 20 years in public office, events planned

Sewa Aur Samarpan Abhiyan was launched in September on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday to mark his 20 years in office

BJP workers will mark the completion of Narendra Modi’s 20 years in office by cleaning the rivers and spreading awareness about the PM’s work. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2021 03:12 PM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

PM Modi to dedicate 35 oxygen plants funded by PM CARES to nation

During the second wave of Covid-19, India faced a debilitating shortage of medical oxygen with more than 10,000 metric tonnes (MT) required daily due to the exponential surge in infections and deaths

PM Modi has called the installation of PSA oxygen plants across the country as building of vital healthcare infrastructure for larger public benefit. (PTI Photo)
Published on Oct 07, 2021 08:10 AM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

Detained Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda allowed to take stroll in Sitapur

Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda tweeted that he was finally allowed to walk for half an hour inside the cantonment at Sitapur on Tuesday evening

Hooda and Priyanka Gandhi were among the Congress leaders detained as they were en route to Lakhimpur Kheri to meet the families of the people killed in the violence there (Courtesy-Twitter)
Updated on Oct 06, 2021 03:04 PM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

Rahul Gandhi, two other Congress leaders depart via Lucknow for Lakhimpur Kheri

Rahul Gandhi said the rights of the farmers were being “systematically robbed” and this is why they were protesting

KC Venugopal, who is accompanying Rahul Gandhi, had submitted a request for allowing a five-member delegation to visit Lakhimpur Kheri (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma)
Updated on Oct 06, 2021 01:41 PM IST
ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar
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