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The axed tree on Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

80-year-old banyan tree axed to give way to e-way in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 10:17 PM IST
The incident has triggered an outrage among green activists of the city
Baba Rampuri came to Assagao in the 1990s where he established his dhuni in 2005(Parul Sharma)
Baba Rampuri came to Assagao in the 1990s where he established his dhuni in 2005(Parul Sharma)

The Naga sadhu from Beverly Hills

Hindustan Times | By Swapan Seth
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 06:36 PM IST
One of the few non-Indian Nagas in the world, Goa-based Baba Rampuri has only one unfulfilled desire: to become an Indian citizen
When it comes to acting weird, the lyrics of ‘We are the World’ song seem to stream into the subconscious of an American, a Chinese and an Indian alike.
When it comes to acting weird, the lyrics of ‘We are the World’ song seem to stream into the subconscious of an American, a Chinese and an Indian alike.

A Calmer You, By Sonal Kalra: Always in a rush. But why?

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 02:09 PM IST
Of all the annoying species, the worst are those who impose their hyper behaviour on others, while travelling.
Nikita Kothari, principal, Narayana e-Techno School, Kalyan(HT)
Nikita Kothari, principal, Narayana e-Techno School, Kalyan(HT)

Guruvani: ‘Students should choose to excel’

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 10:48 AM IST
The biggest challenge I face as a principal is the high expectations and standards expected by the parents. They feel that the responsibilities of being a parent end after enrolling their wards in the school.
Today, the access to the well, under the Horniman Circle Garden, is through a trap door in the ground.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)
Today, the access to the well, under the Horniman Circle Garden, is through a trap door in the ground.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)

In SoBo, a well that served opium, cotton traders

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 12:21 AM IST
The well, less than 400m from Bombay Stock Exchange, used to be at the centre of what was then Mumbai’s busiest exchange market for cotton and opium traders — the original Bombay Green or Cotton Green.
The heritage committee in a recent meeting took up the issue of conservation of these trees.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO / Representative image)
The heritage committee in a recent meeting took up the issue of conservation of these trees.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO / Representative image)

Old trees in Thane may get heritage tag

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Megha Pol
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2019 01:37 PM IST
The committee will finalise the policy on heritage trees, list around 20-25 trees in the city, and send it for approval to the state government by October.
Six-year-old girl murdered, then raped by man in Haridwar(AFP)
Six-year-old girl murdered, then raped by man in Haridwar(AFP)

Man killed, raped neighbour’s 6-yr-old. His son, 7, helped crack case: Cops

Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 12:19 PM IST
According to senior superintendent of police, Janmejaya Khanduri, the girl and the accused were known to each other as they were residents of the same village.
Saalurmarada Thimmakka, 107, emerging from a polling booth in Bengaluru after casting her vote in the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.(ANI)
Saalurmarada Thimmakka, 107, emerging from a polling booth in Bengaluru after casting her vote in the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.(ANI)

Lok Sabha polls: At 107, Padma Shri Thimmakka casts her vote in Bengaluru

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 05:39 PM IST
Second phase of the Lok Sabha elections was held on Thursday in 95 parliamentary constituencies.
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and his wife offering prayers at Bade Hanuman Temple and the Akshayvat.(Anil Kumar Maurya/HT)
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and his wife offering prayers at Bade Hanuman Temple and the Akshayvat.(Anil Kumar Maurya/HT)

Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth visits Kumbh, wishes stronger ties with India

By K Sandeep Kumar, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 09:23 PM IST
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth visited Kumbh Mela and took a dip in the Ganga on Thursday and wished for stronger ties with India.
Howard Hodgkin
Howard Hodgkin

For British painter Howard Hodgkin, India was muse and escape

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2018 12:21 AM IST
The British Council closed its 70th anniversary celebrations with a talk about a perfectly chosen landmark, its own headquarters in Delhi.
Kailash Kher’s favourite singer is a folk singer named Prahlad Singh Tipaniya(Kailasa Entertainment Private Limited)
Kailash Kher’s favourite singer is a folk singer named Prahlad Singh Tipaniya(Kailasa Entertainment Private Limited)

“If not singer I’d have been a banyan tree that gives shade to people without expecting anything in return,” says Kailash Kher

Hindustan Times | By Lubna Salim
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 09:47 PM IST
The singer gives an insight into this rare choice and reveals what he misses most about Delhi, his hometown
Relatives mourn outside the house, where eleven members of a family were found dead inside their home in north Delhi’s Sant Nagar near Burari on Sunday morning.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Relatives mourn outside the house, where eleven members of a family were found dead inside their home in north Delhi’s Sant Nagar near Burari on Sunday morning.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi family found dead was trying to replicate hanging roots of banyan tree, say cops

HindustanTimes, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny and Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 09:28 AM IST
An investigator said the notes recovered from the house made special mention of worshipping the hanging roots of the banyan tree.
The Telangana forest department is administering saline treatment to a centuries-old tree in the Mahbubnagar district to save its life.(HT Photo)
The Telangana forest department is administering saline treatment to a centuries-old tree in the Mahbubnagar district to save its life.(HT Photo)

Telangana’s 700-year-old banyan tree gets saline drip for survival

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 07:36 AM IST
The tree — touted by the state forest authorities as the second largest banyan tree in the world — is located on the outskirts of Mahbubnagar and is spread over three acres.
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