Everybody knows there's political interference when action is to be taken against illegal buildings, Thane municipal commissioner RA Rajeev said on Tuesday. But Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is now aggressively cracking down on all unauthorised structures. Excerpts from the interview:
As per data from the cyber wing, the number of money-related offences, particularly credit and debit card frauds, have witnessed a substantial increase. Puja Changoiwala asks Himanshu Roy.
Delhi-based environment lawyer Rahul Choudhary, who is currently assisting the National Green Tribunal on pollution matters, spoke to Darpan Singh on the Capital's depleting green cover despite spending huge sums on plantation and the possible ways to arrest the slide. Darpan Singh reports.
Mukhi has written more than 80 books on technology and cyber safety. The number of cybercrimes reported has witnessed a gradual and substantial increase over the past few years. HT speaks to cyber expert Vijay Mukhi.
South Delhi Municipal Corporation Standing Committee chairman Rajesh Gehlot talked to HT about the state of parks in the area. Excerpts from the nterview to Ritam Halder.
With a view to portray the public sector's contribution to India's economic and social growth, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), has instituted the Public Sector Day on April 10, every year.
Albert Christopher Dhas is associate professor of economics at The American College in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. In 2008, Dhas co-wrote a paper titled Social Security for Unorganised Workers in India.
Delhi education minister and minister for women and child welfare, Kiran Walia, explains the action her ministry has taken against schools flouting the RTE and the admission guidelines.
Founder chairperson of the Delhi Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) and former IPS officer, Amod Kanth, is an expert in the field of child rights.
The SJVN Ltd was incorporated in 1988 as a joint venture of the central government and the Himachal Pradesh government to plan, execute, operate and maintain hydro-electric power projects. Its chairman and managing director RP Singh spoke to HT on a range of issues. Excerpts:
In the 15 drought-affected districts, rainfall was abnormally low this year, which is the main cause of the drought, says Milind Mhaiskar, secretary, relief and rehabilitation department, Maharashtra government in an interview to HT. Aarefa Johari reports.
Former IPS officer Prakash Singh talked to HT about the rising street crime in Delhi. Faizan Haider reports.
Dr RS Sharma, deputy director general (senior grade) and member secretary, Drafting Committee, ART (Regulation) Bill, ICMR spoke with Aloke Tikku on a wide range of issues, including the steps taken by the council to finalise the draft Bill to regulate surrogacy.
If the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill, 2013, is passed, local bodies will have to speed up the process of making provision for hawkers, says Ajay Maken, Union housing and urban poverty alleviation minister. Reetika Subramanian reports.