OPEN APP
Home > Topic > Htls 2020

HTLS 2020

Uday Shankar, President of The Walt Disney Company, Asia Pacific, and Chairman of Star and Disney India
Uday Shankar, President of The Walt Disney Company, Asia Pacific, and Chairman of Star and Disney India

'Regulatory thoughtlessness': Uday Shankar on OTT vs TV, TRP scandal #HTLS2020

At the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Uday Shankar, President of The Walt Disney Company, Asia Pacific, and Chairman of Star and Disney India, commented on the recent scandal erupting over the alleged fixing of TRPs by some channels. He said that the government should focus on more important issues than settling viewership debates between channels. On a question regarding 'niche' TV channels losing out to streaming services, Shankar said that television content in India had become a victim of regulatory thoughtlessness. Watch the full video for more.

We will win the war against Covid-19 and will also win the economic war: Gadkari
We will win the war against Covid-19 and will also win the economic war: Gadkari

‘Be serious’: Nitin Gadkari’s warning to people on Covid infection l #HTLS2020

Nitin Gadkari urged people not to take Covid infection lightly and said that people should follow all preventive measures. Speaking at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Gadkari said that people need to be serious and especially people above 60 years of age should be more careful about their health. ‘Self confidence & positivity is very important. We will win the war against Covid-19 and will also win the economic war,’ Gadkari said. Watch the full video for all the details.

Uday Shankar, President of The Walt Disney Company, Asia Pacific, and Chairman of Star and Disney India, and Ajay Bijli, Chairman and Managing Director of PVR
Uday Shankar, President of The Walt Disney Company, Asia Pacific, and Chairman of Star and Disney India, and Ajay Bijli, Chairman and Managing Director of PVR

Govt to regulate online content: Uday Shankar, Ajay Bijli discuss #HTLS2020

On Day 4 of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020, Uday Shankar, President of The Walt Disney Company, Asia Pacific, and Chairman of Star and Disney India, and Ajay Bijli, Chairman and Managing Director of PVR Ltd discussed the government's recent decision to regulate online content. Shankar said that given the global nature of online streaming services and the vast amount of content pouring in, it would be interesting to see how the government undertakes regulation. He also said that while there are some cases of gratuitous content being shown to grab eyeballs, Indian consumers are much more mature than regulators have traditionally considered. Bijli mirrored Shankar's sentiments, saying that censorship shouldn't affect the art. Watch the full video for more.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

‘Can’t convince, so confuse’: Gadkari slams opposition over farmers’ protest

As farmers continue their protest against the new laws introduced by the Modi government, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari lashed out at the opposition and said that those who can’t convince are now trying to confuse farmers. Speaking at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Gadkari said that all the reforms introduced by the Modi government are in the best interest of the farmers and will ensure they get more money for their produce. Watch the full video for all the details.

Nitin Gadkari speaks at HTLS 2020.
A pilot project is being considered for e-highway between Delhi and Mumbai
A pilot project is being considered for e-highway between Delhi and Mumbai

‘Want to see electric trucks on highways’: Gadkari on govt ‘s EV plan #HTLS2020

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari spoke about the government’s ambitious plans for electric vehicles at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. The minister said that the cost of electric vehicles is high due to the cost of lithium-ion batteries and added that the cost is coming down steadily as well. ‘A mobile phone used to cost a lot in the past but is much more affordable today. Electric vehicles are costly now but their running cost is low,’ Gadkari said. ‘We are developing electric buses, e-double-decker buses. A pilot project is being considered for e-highway between Delhi and Mumbai. Just like railway, I want to see electric trucks on our highways,’ Gadkari added. Watch the full video for all the details.

Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari (Mint)
Ajay Bijli, chairman and managing director, PVR Ltd
Ajay Bijli, chairman and managing director, PVR Ltd

Will Nolan's 'Tenet' give boost to Indian multiplexes? PVR MD answers #HTLS2020

Ajay Bijli, chairman and managing director, PVR Ltd commented on the experience of multiplexes during the Covid-19 pandemic, the consequent lockdown, and the subsequent 'unlock'. Speaking on Day 4 of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020, Bijli spoke on whether Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' - set to release soon - will be a barometer of how theatres can hope to fare in the near future. Watch the full video for more.

The Union Minister also recounted his journey of recovering from Covid
The Union Minister also recounted his journey of recovering from Covid

Nitin Gadkari on infra projects, MSMEs & govt’s EV plan l #HTLS2020

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari spoke at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020 on infrastructure projects, the current state of MSMEs, the Covid challenge and the way ahead for the country. Gadkari said that while initially there was some hiccup, at present there is no impact of Covid on construction activities across the country. Gadkari also spoke on his government’s ambitions in the field of electric mobility. The Union Minister also recounted his journey of recovering from Covid and urged people to follow all preventive measures. Watch the full video for all the details.

Today at HTLS 2020, we engage in conversations about the new era of the entertainment business with Uday Shankar and Ajay Bijli.
Today at HTLS 2020, we engage in conversations about the new era of the entertainment business with Uday Shankar and Ajay Bijli.

Ajay Bijli, Uday Shankar on OTT platforms coming under the ambit of I&B Ministry

  • On releasing movies theatrically, Ajay Bijli says, 'Even before the vaccine, if surge (in number of Covid-19 cases) comes down, some filmmakers will release movies theatrically'
  • On movie releases on streaming services, Star group chairman Uday Shankar says, 'It was an experiment…and from our point of view it worked really well'

HTLS 2020
HTLS 2020

'No guarantee...': On China, Rajnath Singh says forces given free hand #HTLS2020

  • Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister of India, commented on the border tension with China, at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. While issuing an assurance that the Narendra Modi administration would not allow any violation of India's territorial integrity, Singh said that talks with China on multiple levels were underway, but there was no guarantee about the outcome. He hailed the bravery of Indian soldiers at the Line of Actual Control, and said that security forces had been given a free hand to drive the Chinese army back in case of aggression. Watch the full video for more

HTLS 2020
HTLS 2020

How will Indian economy fare in Q2? SBI chairman's GDP prediction #HTLS2020

  • Dinesh Kumar Khara, chairman, State Bank of India, spoke on the state of the economy at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. He said that following 'unlock' in various parts of the country, demand revival occurred and 'kick-started' the economy. He added that he expects GDP contraction in the second quarter of the ongoing financial year to be significantly lesser than Q1. Watch the full video for more

HTLS
HTLS

'They used to lecture us...': Baghel counters Cong rebels Azad, Sibal #HTLS2020

  • Bhupesh Baghel, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader, took on those seeking introspection following the party's subpar performance in the Bihar Assembly election. He said that leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal used to tell their junior colleagues to only raise party issues on internal fora, but were doing the opposite themselves. Baghel also defended calls to make Rahul Gandhi the party president, saying that there are no other leaders with greater acceptability among party workers. Watch the full video for more

HTLS
HTLS

'Another 26/11 impossible': Rajnath Singh on countering Pak terror #HTLS2020

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tributes to martyrs and victims of the 26/11 terror attack on the incident's 12th anniversary. He was speaking on Day 3 of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020. Singh said that the possibility of another 26/11-like attack is virtually impossible, given the changes in national security ushered in by the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government. He said that India has proof of Pakistan's role in not just 26/11, but also the Pulwama and Uri terror attacks. Watch the full video for more.

htls 200
htls 200

Allowing corporates into banking a good step? SBI chairman answers #HTLS2020

  • SBI chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara spoke on the RBI Internal Working Group’s recommendation to allow Indian corporate houses into banking at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. Khara said that a lot of it depends on corporate governance, related party transactions and exposure limits. ‘As long as these things are imposed either through regulations or oversight mechanisms, the banking system should not have much of an issue,’ Khara said. The SBI chairman also said that a very important aspect is the implementation of laws by the management as well. Watch the full video for all the details

Dinesh Khara
Dinesh Khara

‘Real estate sector showing promise’: SBI chairman Dinesh Khara at #HTLS2020

  • SBI chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara spoke on the situation in the real estate sector post the lockdown at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020. He said that there is significant demand across the country in the affordable housing sector and added that there is a lot of capacity in the real estate sector. ‘May be in deluxe ones the demand may not be as strong, but in affordable housing there is a lot of promise going forward,’ Khara added. Watch the full video for all the details

HTLS
HTLS

Watch: Bhupesh Baghel mocks Modi govt over Covid vaccine l #HTLS2020

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel lashed out at the Modi government over the Covid vaccine distribution plans. Speaking at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Baghel said that the Union government needs to give more clarity on the issue. 'It seems the centre is not going to spend on vaccines and is only going to issue guidelines. States like ours will do their bit. The Union government has to make it clear whether it is making vaccines available for free to states and if not what will be the share of expenditure between centre and states. If that also will not happen, then why should we follow guidelines of the centre ?’ Baghel said. Watch the full video for all the details

Rajnath Singh
Rajnath Singh

Amid protest march, Rajnath Singh invites farmers for talks #HTLS2020

  • On the day that protesting farmers attempted to march to Delhi to seek revocation of three agriculture-related legislations, Union minister Rajnath Singh invited them for talks. Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020, the minister said that as a son of a farmer, he could guarantee farmers that the government's farm laws would benefit them. He added that there was no possibility of the minimum support price regime being scrapped. Watch the full video for more

Rajnath Singh
Rajnath Singh

'2/3rd majority in West Bengal...': Rajnath Singh on BJP-TMC fight #HTLS2020

Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister of India, and former president of the Bharatiya Janata Party commented on the party's prospects in the West Bengal Assembly elections next year. Speaking at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Singh said that while a simple majority was certain, even a two-third majority couldn't be ruled out for the BJP. Commenting on the recent Bihar poll result, the Union minister said that the re-election of the NDA government was a major stamp of approval for its record of good governance. Watch the full video for more.

HTLS 2020
HTLS 2020

SBI chairman Dinesh Khara on Yes Bank & Lakshmi Vilas bank crisis l #HTLS2020

  • SBI chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara spoke on the Yes Bank and the more recent Lakshmi Vilas Bank crisis at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. Khara said that the system is maturing and the lessons are being looked into by the regulator and the management as well. He said that such steps should ensure that similar situations do not arise in the future. Khara also spoke on the health of the banking system and the state of non-performing assets and the impact of regulations like the insolvency law. Watch the full video for all the details.

×
Edit Profile
My Reads Redeem a Gift Card Logout