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Delhiwale: The hajamat arbour

Anwar's serene pavement stall under a luscious banyan tree in central Delhi offers haircuts and shaves. A unique haven amidst the bustling city life.

Anwar’s pavement stall beside central Delhi’s Gole Market is austere. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 06:04 AM IST

The Banyans of Chevella are safe for now

As the expansion plans of NH-163 are put on hold, a civil society campaign has shown why roadside trees are as important as forests

The activists of Save Banyans of Chevella on National Highway 163(Courtesy: Save Banyans of Chevella campaign)
Published on Nov 10, 2023 09:38 PM IST

Telangana: Decoding fine print of NGT order to highway authority

The NGT asked the NHAI to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study to minimise the loss to the trees before proceeding further

A Banyan tree has the ability to survive for hundreds of years in a tropical climate. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2023 07:32 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Madras HC upholds conviction of 217 officials in Vachathi atrocities

Of the 269 convicts, 217 surviving officials had appealed in the high court against their punishment (ranging from one to 10 years of imprisonment), awarded by a trial court in 2011.

The court criticised the then All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government led by late chief minister J Jayalalithaa for not taking the crime seriously and of colluding with the real smuggler. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:06 AM IST
By, Chennai

150-year-old Banyan, imported from India, struggles to survive in Hawaiian blaze

The 46-trunk Banyan tree, called paniana in Hawaiian, was a mere 8-foot sapling when it was planted in Maui's Lahaina town in 1873.

The reason for its harvest was the 50th anniversary of the first American protestant missionary in Lahaina — a monumental event that forever altered Lahaina’s trajectory, it states. (AFP)
Published on Aug 11, 2023 10:55 PM IST
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