HT Image
HT Image

Environment body head quits over conflict of interest

Former power Secretary P Abraham resigned as chairman of the Expert Appraisal Committee (river and hydro-electric projects) of the Environment Ministry, amid allegations of a conflict of interest situation.
By HT Political Bureau | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2009 12:08 AM IST

Former power Secretary P Abraham resigned as chairman of the Expert Appraisal Committee (river and hydro-electric projects) of the Environment Ministry, amid allegations of a conflict of interest situation.

Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh announced on Friday the resignation had been accepted. Abraham could not be reached.

HT had on June 16 reported that Abraham’s presence on the committee posed a conflict of interest as he was on the board of at least six power companies. Every hydel project in India needs the committee’s approval.

HT reported that Pune-based Kalpvriksh Environmental Action Group had filed a complaint, alleging conflict of interest as on six occasions, companies where Abraham was on the board had approached the EAC. To Abraham’s credit, he’d stayed away from meetings where projects of companies he served were discussed.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
Over 3.12 lakh people recovered under home isolation that was started first in Delhi, where the first plasma bank in the world opened. So far, 4,929 people have received plasma therapy, Kejriwal said at a Republic Day function.
Over 3.12 lakh people recovered under home isolation that was started first in Delhi, where the first plasma bank in the world opened. So far, 4,929 people have received plasma therapy, Kejriwal said at a Republic Day function.

Delhi's health system didn't collapse during pandemic: Kejriwal

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:27 PM IST
In many developed countries and cities like New York, the health infrastructure collapsed, but measures like home isolation prevented such a situation in Delhi, according to Kejriwal.
Close
Representational image. (Bloomberg)
Representational image. (Bloomberg)

WhatsApp treating Indians differently from Europe users: Centre to Delhi HC

By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:18 PM IST
The ASG told the court that an opt-out option to not share data with Facebook has been given to European users of WhatsApp, but it has not been given to the Indian users
Close
Representational image. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Representational image. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi: Fire reported in Yusuf Sarai, Meera Bagh; injured hospitalised

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:50 AM IST
One of the fires broke out in a fourth floor flat, an office of property dealers. The other was caused by two cylinders exploding on the second floor of Gandhi guest house in Yusuf Sarai
Close
A large number of tractors gathered at the Ghazipur border protest site ahead of the tractor rally proposed by farmers on Republic Day in New Delhi. (HT Photo)
A large number of tractors gathered at the Ghazipur border protest site ahead of the tractor rally proposed by farmers on Republic Day in New Delhi. (HT Photo)

Farmers’ protest: Key Delhi borders remain closed, curbs on traffic till R-Day

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:57 AM IST
The Delhi Police have made elaborate security and traffic arrangements for the Republic Day celebrations and certain restrictions on some roads will come into effect from Monday evening
Close
New Delhi: Traffic jam at GT Karnal Road in New Delhi, Wednesday, Jan. 20. 2021. (PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan)(PTI01_20_2021_000034B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Traffic jam at GT Karnal Road in New Delhi, Wednesday, Jan. 20. 2021. (PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan)(PTI01_20_2021_000034B)(PTI)

Traffic disruptions on NH between Karnal and Delhi from Jan 25-27

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:48 AM IST
Traffic on KMP-KGP Expressway will also be impacted and interchanges at Kundli, Assaudha and Badli will not be accessible to traffic movement on these dates.
Close
While the police pegged the number of tractors at around 30,000, farm leaders said there would be about 250,000 tractors entering Delhi from the three border points.(ANI Photo)
While the police pegged the number of tractors at around 30,000, farm leaders said there would be about 250,000 tractors entering Delhi from the three border points.(ANI Photo)

Farmers’ rally allowed after Republic Day event ends

By shiv sunny, Kainat Sarfaraz
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:30 AM IST
The Delhi Police permitted the tractor rally after the Republic Day celebrations end in the afternoon on Tuesday. The three routes are around 194km in length, of which over 100km will fall inside the national capital, said Dependra Pathak, special commissioner of police (intelligence).
Close
A total of 53 people were killed and more than 400 were injured in the riots that ravaged parts of north-east Delhi in February last year. Police have registered 755 cases related to the communal violence.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)
A total of 53 people were killed and more than 400 were injured in the riots that ravaged parts of north-east Delhi in February last year. Police have registered 755 cases related to the communal violence.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)

700 victims of Delhi riots file claims for damages

By karn pratap singh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:55 AM IST
The North East Delhi Riots Claims Commission (NEDRCC) has also extended the date for filing claims till February 15 from the earlier deadline of January 15. The first deadline for claims was December 31, 2020.
Close
The officers said both the passengers had concealed the heroin filled pouches in a false cavity of their suitcase along the edges.(HT Archives, Representative image)
The officers said both the passengers had concealed the heroin filled pouches in a false cavity of their suitcase along the edges.(HT Archives, Representative image)

Delhi: 2 Ugandans held for smuggling heroin

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:53 AM IST
The two passengers were identified as Hamuza Sserugo, 34, and Umar Sebandeke, 36. The smuggling attempt came to the fore around 4am on Sunday when the two passengers landed at Delhi airport from Doha and were intercepted following a tip-off as they crossed the green channel.
Close
Police said that the two men told police that they had hired Yulu bikes and named them Hindustan and Pakistan, to race with each other.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Police said that the two men told police that they had hired Yulu bikes and named them Hindustan and Pakistan, to race with each other.(HT Archives. Representative image)

Two detained for raising ‘Pak Zindabad’ slogans

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:49 AM IST
A couple of passers by called the police control room to report the incident. The duo, however,were released after a detailed verification, senior police officers said.
Close
Delhi’s air quality has rapidly worsened to “severe” on the air quality index (AQI) on Thursday morning(PTI photo | Representational image)
Delhi’s air quality has rapidly worsened to “severe” on the air quality index (AQI) on Thursday morning(PTI photo | Representational image)

Delhi had 7 of India’s 10 bad air hot spots last year: Report

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:46 AM IST
The Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Standards (CAAQMS) dashboard also shows that on January 23, ITO in Central Delhi was the most polluted locality in the country by a significant distance.
Close
The brainchild of late Congress leader Sanjay Gandhi, Palika Bazar was built by the NDMC during the Emergency in a record time of less than a year and opened in 1979.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)
The brainchild of late Congress leader Sanjay Gandhi, Palika Bazar was built by the NDMC during the Emergency in a record time of less than a year and opened in 1979.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)

‘Notorious’: Another tryst with infamy for Delhi’s Palika Bazar

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:41 AM IST
By the mid-1980s, as the popularity of audio and video cassettes grew, many gifts and garments shops in the central hall of the market began selling electronics items.
Close
Besides payment of salaries, sanitation workers are also demanding regular jobs.(Sonu Mehta/ HT file photo)
Besides payment of salaries, sanitation workers are also demanding regular jobs.(Sonu Mehta/ HT file photo)

Garbage piles up as strike continues

By Ashish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:37 AM IST
On Sunday, garbage lay piled outside dumping sites and roads across many localities in north Delhi, even as the agitating sanitation workers dumped more on the streets in areas such as Model Town, Timarpur, Daryaganj, Civil Lines, Sadar Bazar, Mukherjee Nagar, Narela, Rohini, Karol Bagh and Keshavpuram.
Close
The store has been in South Delhi’s SDA Market since the 1980s, “but he laid its foundation 50 years ago,” the lady says, talking of her husband.
The store has been in South Delhi’s SDA Market since the 1980s, “but he laid its foundation 50 years ago,” the lady says, talking of her husband.

Delhiwale: The mom-and-pop around the corner

By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:33 AM IST
The elderly couple running the Rachna Book House look totally devoted to each other. Clad in a grey cardigan, with a bindi on her forehead as tiny as a dot, Kanta Oberoi turns towards her husband, Tilak Raj, declaring that the long-time establishment is a consequence of his earnestness and hard work.
Close
On Saturday, the city recorded a turnout of 86% at its centres – the highest for a single day since the drive was launched on January 16.(AFP)
On Saturday, the city recorded a turnout of 86% at its centres – the highest for a single day since the drive was launched on January 16.(AFP)

Delhi: Minor tweaks lead to major jump in overall Covid-19 vaccinations

By Abhishek Dey
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:54 AM IST
Delhi has an estimated 300,000 health care workers, of which 240,000 have registered for vaccination, said government records. So far, 25,762 of them – out of a targeted 42,578 – have been inoculated in five days, government data said, reflecting an overall turnout rate of 60.5%.
Close
"The BJP-led MCDs are implementing every scheme of loot in Delhi before their tenure ends,” said the AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj.(Twitter)
"The BJP-led MCDs are implementing every scheme of loot in Delhi before their tenure ends,” said the AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj.(Twitter)

AAP, BJP lock horns over councillor funds again

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:50 AM IST
While the AAP is in charge of the Delhi government, the BJP rules the three municipal corporations. The next municipal polls in Delhi are due in 2022.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP