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Low visibility due to a layer of smog at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

New policy in March to combat Delhi-NCR’s pollution problem

The expert panel by the CAQM was formed on January 7 this year, while the central air quality control body invited comments and suggestions from the general public on December 24 to solve the region’s severe air pollution problem.

ASI Sushil Kumar, who was arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.1 lakh in lieu of removing rape section in a dowry case, in Panipat. (HT Photo)

Panipat DSP’s reader held with 1 lakh bribe

A team of the state vigilance bureau's Karnal unit on Tuesday arrested an ASI rank cop, posted as the reader of deputy superintendent of police (DSP, traffic) in Panipat for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1.1 lakh in lieu of removing rape section in a dowry case. The accused has been identified as ASI Sushil Kumar, while his purported accomplice, head constable Partiba, the investigating office in the case, remains absconding.

The region where these two projects are coming up is set to undergo a rapid transformation in the near future, with the Virar-Alibaug Multi-Modal Corridor and the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor also set to come up in the area, sparking concerns around the safety of wildlife. (HT PHOTO)

Centre clears diversion of 18 acres of SGNP forest for development works

Mumbai: The National Board for Wildlife has given its nod for diversion of around 18 acres of forest land in Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), in Thane and Palghar districts, for development works. These include the construction of a service road connecting Kolshet to Bhayandarpada, being constructed by the Thane Municipal Corporation as part of the road widening of Ghodbunder Road, which will lead to the diversion of 1.5 acres of forest land.

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday sought response from the Chandigarh administration among others on a plea seeking to expedite the “holistic development plan” of the HC. (Getty Images/ Representational image)

Notice to Chandigarh on plea seeking to expedite HC development plan

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday sought response from the Chandigarh administration among others on a plea seeking to expedite the ?holistic development plan? of the high court. ?From the security and emergency perspective, even a small incident can lead to a rampage, resulting in unimagined loss. The present situation in the parking lot is such that neither an ambulance nor a fire brigade can reach a desired place,? the plea said.

At least three students from Chandigarh have scored over 99 in JEE-Main’s January edition, whose results were announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on Tuesday.

JEE Main January edition: Three from Chandigarh score over 99

At least three students from Chandigarh have scored over 99 in JEE-Main's January edition, whose results were announced by the National Testing Agency on Tuesday. While Raghav Goyal and Moulik Jindal, both students of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, got a 99.9973 NTA?score, Gunveen Gill of Sri Guru Harkrishan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 38, Chandigarh, got 99.98. Twenty candidates from across the country scored perfect 100 in the engineering entrance exam.

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HC asks MHADA if MahaRERA can help in choosing developers for stalled cessed buildings

Mumbai: The Bombay high court recently sought to know from the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority whether the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) could be roped in to identify and appoint private developers for completing stalled redevelopment of cessed buildings due to default on the part of the developers. In light of many such projects languishing, the HC had directed the MHADA and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to respond.

Yogi Adityanath has established the rule of law in U.P, said U.P. BJP chief. (HT Photo)

U.P. BJP seeks Rahul’s apology for his remarks against CM Yogi

LUCKNOW Less than a day after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked Yogi Adityanath, the Uttar Pradesh BJP unit on Tuesday raised an objection to the comment and sought his apology. It all started when Rahul said that Yogi Adityanath cannot be a religious leader because of the language he uses. The Congress leader also claimed that CM Yogi doesn't understand Hinduism ?because if he did, he would not be doing what he is doing.?

Mumbai, India - January 11, 2023: Senior NCP leader and former Minister of State Hasan Mushrif at Y.B. Chavan Centre, Nariman Point, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)

Hasan Mushrif’s sons move PMLA court for pre-arrest bail

Mumbai: Fearing arrest by the Enforcement Directorate, three sons of Nationalist Congress Party leader Hasan Mushrif on Tuesday approached the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court for anticipatory bail in connection with the money laundering allegations. In their separate pleas, the Mushrif brothers?Navid, Aabid and Sajid?have claimed they apprehend arrest by the ED and the real intention behind the action was to target their father, a former cabinet minister.

The trio had allegedly embezzlement of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>45,31,621, while issuing vehicle registration certificates (RCs), though authorities suspect the trio has misappropriated government funds to the tune of several crores. (HT File)

VIP number registration: 3 Haryana transport officials held for siphoning off 45 lakh

Three officials of the Haryana transport commissioner's office have been arrested for embezzlement of Rs 45,31,621, while issuing vehicle registration certificates (RCs), though authorities suspect the trio has misappropriated government funds to the tune of several crores. The case was registered on the complaint of Haryana chief minister's flying squad, DSP, Purnima Singh. The amount of the siphoned of money was pegged at Rs 45,31,621, though authorities maintain, it could be higher.

Mumbai, India - February 07, 2023: CM Eknath Shinde felicitated by Koli community of Worli Village, at Worli Sports Club, Worli, in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, February 07, 2023. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times) (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)

Worli is the new epicentre of Sena (UBT) and BJP-BSS war

Felicitation of Shinde-Fadnavis in Worli Koliwada is however a flop show One of the highlights of the 2019 assembly elections was the entry of Aaditya Thackeray into electoral politics. The Worli assembly constituency was carefully chosen for the debut of the Thackeray scion who was the first in his family to deviate from the family tradition of not contesting elections.

Mumbai, India - February 07, 2023: Vartamaan building on Juhu Versova Link Road, at Andheri (West), in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, February 07, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)

Cloud tech pioneer buys sea-facing apartment in Versova for 38 cr

Icertis, has purchased a 3,055 sq ft sea-facing apartment in Vartamaan tower on Juhu Versova Link Road in Versova for a sum of ?37.98 crore. A stamp duty of ?2.27 crore was paid on registration. Formerly called Mannat, Vartamaan is a favourite for Bollywood celebrities and is a luxury project developed by Bandra-based developer Samir Bhojwani. Darda co-founded the company with the CEO of Icertis, Samir Bodas.

The professor has said that he has done nothing wrong. (HT Photo)

Facing allegations of ‘irregularities’, Prof Mishra resigns as AKTU V-C

LUCKNOW Two days after Professor PK Mishra was removed from the post of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University's (AKTU) vice-chancellor over alleged irregularities, he formally tendered his resignation to governor Anandiben Patel on Tuesday evening. ?It has been quite a learning experience for me in Lucknow in the last year or so,? he added. Lucknow University's vice-chancellor Professor AK Rai was given the additional charge of AKTU. He took the charge on Sunday.

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Six held for robbing banker of 2 lakh

Six persons have been arrested for allegedly robbing a bank manager of ?1.97 lakh and a mobile phone on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in the early hours of January 26. An unidentified car overtook him at Bhatan tunnel and made him stop. Two persons got down from the vehicle and slapped the complainant while accusing him of dashing their car, and demanded ?10,000 as damages. The banker then checked his dashboard and found the cash missing.

Ashok Kumar SIngh (wearing garland) being greeted by his supporters. (HT Photo)

Ashok Kumar Singh elected president of HCBA

Ashok Kumar Singh and Nitin Sharma were elected as president and secretary of Allahabad High Court Bar Association respectively on Tuesday. While Ashok Kumar Singh defeated his nearest rival Anil Tiwari by a margin of 312 votes, Nitin Sharma defeated Vikrant Pandey by 357 votes. The polling to elect 28 office bearers of HCBA had taken place on January 30. Thereafter, the counting for the two coveted posts - president and secretary commenced immediately thereafter.

Road rage: Man dies after collapsing during scuffle, one arrested

Road rage: Man dies after collapsing during scuffle, one arrested

A 55-year-old man died after collapsing suddenly during a scuffle that broke out in a road rage incident at Trunk Market in Sadar Bazaar on Monday night, police said Tuesday. The auto driver, with whom the deceased, Moolchand Verma got into a scuffle, has been arrested, said police. Police said Verma stopped auto-rickshaw driver Arvind Kumar (30) and scolded him by banging on the windshield and then moved ahead. Investigators said that the incident was captured by CCTV cameras too.

NAAC rating helps institutions find out its strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. (HT Photo)

KGMU moves up from ‘A’, gets A+ NAAC rating

LUCKNOW In an improvement from the last time, the King George's Medical University bagged the A rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council on Tuesday. In the previous inspection conducted at KGMU in 2017, the medical varsity was given the 'A' rating. ?The results of NAAC inspection, which was conducted between February 2 and 5, were declared on Tuesday. We were given A rating,? said Dr Sudhir Singh, spokesperson KGMU.

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