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Places like Sunder Nursery, Nehru Park and Okhla Bird Sanctuary have become green havens for Delhiites wishing to ditch the maddening crowds and get some winter sunshine in the pandemic.(Photo: Tarasha/HT)

Delhi winter: Soak in the sun at these scenic spots in the city

By Mallika Bhagat | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 01:12 AM IST
Wish to bask in the sun, but don’t want to worry about rubbing shoulders with a crowd due to Covid-19 situation? Here are some lush green places in Delhi-NCR that offer a chance to do just that!
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As per the brand audit conducted this year in October, multi-layered plastics used in food packaging was the most common type of plastic forming 44 per cent of the total plastic waste(HT PHOTO)
As per the brand audit conducted this year in October, multi-layered plastics used in food packaging was the most common type of plastic forming 44 per cent of the total plastic waste(HT PHOTO)

Multi-layered plastics form 44% of total plastic waste in city: Swach audit

By Namrata Devikar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 05:44 PM IST
The audit was a part of a global initiative by Break Free From Plastic to identify producers of plastic waste
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The new garbage collection vehicles are in use in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
The new garbage collection vehicles are in use in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: City’s waste management system has to be fixed

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:37 PM IST
Though it bettered its ranking in this year’s Survekshan at 16 from 20 last year, Chandigarh couldn’t break into the top 10 ranks of cleanest cities as the MC authorities struggle to streamline the waste collection system
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Kohli believes that the key to selling a destination to the audience is to present and package it well(Photo: Instagram/kunalkohli)
Kohli believes that the key to selling a destination to the audience is to present and package it well(Photo: Instagram/kunalkohli)

We should promote Indian cities: Filmmaker Kunal Kohli

By Sanchita Kalra | Hindustan Times, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 01:14 PM IST
“We have everything in our country. It just needs to be explored and packaged correctly. A lot of tourism is packaging dependent and a film’s shoot definitely promotes tourism,” says Kohli
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Police at the spot where former student leader Gurlal Brar, also alleged to be an aide of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, was shot dead in the early hours of Sunday.(HT Photo)
Police at the spot where former student leader Gurlal Brar, also alleged to be an aide of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, was shot dead in the early hours of Sunday.(HT Photo)

Bullets replace all that’s beautiful in Chandigarh as gangs hold sway over city

By Shailee Dogra | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 11:35 PM IST
With police going lax on tenant verification, hundreds of apartments mushrooming in periphery areas provide hideouts for gangsters, who also find it easy to escape through the tricity’s porous borders
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The crime scene at Sector 9 in Chandigarh on Sunday night.(HT Photo)
The crime scene at Sector 9 in Chandigarh on Sunday night.(HT Photo)

Second case of firing in city within 24 hours, TikTok star hurt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 11:11 PM IST
Was talking on mobile phone outside Eskobar in Sector 9 when he was fired upon allegedly by a man from Ludhiana
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As soon as the weather gets pleasant in Delhi, denizens love to head to Lodhi Gardens.(PHOTO: Sanjeev Verma/HT)
As soon as the weather gets pleasant in Delhi, denizens love to head to Lodhi Gardens.(PHOTO: Sanjeev Verma/HT)

World Tourism Day 2020: Delhiites, get back to exploring the heart of the city

By Mallika Bhagat | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 11:04 AM IST
Tour guide operators, handicraft sellers and heritage walk conductors urge locals to help them resurrect their livelihood.
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As people across the world deal with home confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic, staying in touch with loved ones through video calls and messages is making a huge difference.(Shutterstock)
As people across the world deal with home confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic, staying in touch with loved ones through video calls and messages is making a huge difference.(Shutterstock)

How stable network connectivity came to the rescue of a young couple quarantined

By Partnered Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 02:03 PM IST
Kaveri and Rajeev had been dating for quite some time when the pandemic struck. They weren’t prepared for a long-distance relationship but turns out it wasn’t as bad as they thought it would be.
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A number of persons, including seniors, have been making representations to the administration for setting up long-term care homes, but the authorities have yet to act.(Shutterstock)
A number of persons, including seniors, have been making representations to the administration for setting up long-term care homes, but the authorities have yet to act.(Shutterstock)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Care home needed for adults with mental health issues

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 12:16 AM IST
Surprisingly, a Smart City like Chandigarh does not have community homes offering long-term assisted living for those with mental disorders
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A well coordinated effort is required to improve Chandigarh’s business environment.(HT Photo)
A well coordinated effort is required to improve Chandigarh’s business environment.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Promote city as a great business destination

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 10:27 PM IST
For an improved business environment the administration needs to eliminate red-tapism, allow conversion of industrial plots from leasehold to freehold, streamline the online single window system for permissions and clearances and promote the city as a business destination by organising trade fairs and exhibitions, say readers
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A view of Industrial Area, phase 2, Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
A view of Industrial Area, phase 2, Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: The making of a business-friendly city

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Chandigarh tied with the eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim and Tripura at the 29th position in the Business Reform Action Plan rankings for 2019
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From September 13-14 – the city will receive moderate showers, while isolated heavy rain is expected in the ghat areas.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
From September 13-14 – the city will receive moderate showers, while isolated heavy rain is expected in the ghat areas.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Pune registers 31mm rainfall on Friday, Khadakwasla discharge begins

By Jigar Hindocha | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 05:40 PM IST
According to the India Meteorological Department, till 5:30 pm, Pune received 18mm rain, with Lohegaon recording 17mm rain
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Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal’s assembly constituency of Bathinda saw a sharp fall of 48 points this time as compared to last year. The city was at 31st position in 2019.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal’s assembly constituency of Bathinda saw a sharp fall of 48 points this time as compared to last year. The city was at 31st position in 2019.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Bathinda cleanest city in state for 3rd year in a row; slips nationally

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 10:52 PM IST
According to Swachh Survekshan-2020, Bathinda is 79th, while Ferozepur is 96th in the category of cities with a population between 1 lakh and 10 lakh
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Amritsar city was ranked the second cleanest city in Punjab after Ludhiana, slotted 39 and 34, respectively, among 47 cities across the country with a population of more than 10 lakh in the Swacch Survekshan Awards 2020.(Getty Images)
Amritsar city was ranked the second cleanest city in Punjab after Ludhiana, slotted 39 and 34, respectively, among 47 cities across the country with a population of more than 10 lakh in the Swacch Survekshan Awards 2020.(Getty Images)

Amritsar second cleanest city in Punjab after Ludhiana

By Mandeep Kaur Narula | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amritsar
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 07:44 PM IST
The city also moved high up in the rankings from 184 last year and 208 in 2018
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Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar has won the top position in Swachh Survekshan-2020 for being the cleanest city in North India in the under 50,000 population category.(HT Photo)
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar has won the top position in Swachh Survekshan-2020 for being the cleanest city in North India in the under 50,000 population category.(HT Photo)

Punjab’s SBS Nagar retains first rank as cleanest city in North India in under 50,000 population category

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2020 05:55 PM IST
For second year in a row, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar clinches top spot with 5145.17 points
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Karnal was slotted at number 17 in cities with a population of 1 to 10 lakh. It also came in second in the region after the union territory of Chandigarh, which secured 8th position and emerged as the cleanest city in north India with a population of above 10 lakh.(HT photo)
Karnal was slotted at number 17 in cities with a population of 1 to 10 lakh. It also came in second in the region after the union territory of Chandigarh, which secured 8th position and emerged as the cleanest city in north India with a population of above 10 lakh.(HT photo)

Swachh Survekshan Awards 2020:CM Khattar’s constituency Karnal is Haryana’s cleanest city

By Neeraj Mohan | Hindustan Times, Karnal, Karnal
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 05:22 PM IST
Karnal jumps from 24 in 2019 to 17 in Swachh Survekshan 2020 to become the second cleanest city in north India after Chandigarh
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Soccer Football - Champions League - Round of 16 Second Leg - Manchester City v Real Madrid - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - August 7, 2020 Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/Dave Thompson(Pool via REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Champions League - Round of 16 Second Leg - Manchester City v Real Madrid - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - August 7, 2020 Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/Dave Thompson(Pool via REUTERS)

Guardiola’s City primed to solve Champions League puzzle

By Rajesh Pansare | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 11:36 PM IST
Since the Abu Dhabi-based owners took over the club in 2008, City have won four Premier Leagues titles, two FA Cups and five League Cups but being crowned the ‘Champions of Europe’ remains the holy grail for them.
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Sambhaji Garden on Jangali Maharaj road has been locked since the beginning of the lockdown.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Sambhaji Garden on Jangali Maharaj road has been locked since the beginning of the lockdown.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

200 gardens in the city and Rs 2 crore loss stares PMC

By Nadeem Inamdar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 06:11 PM IST
In 2020, the civic body was expecting double revenue from city gardens but the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic dashed their hopes
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File image of Manchester City.(REUTERS)
File image of Manchester City.(REUTERS)

Manchester City could be tested by counter-attacking Real Madrid: Wayne Rooney

By Reuters | Manchester
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 05:14 PM IST
Rooney, who won the competition with Manchester United in 2008, said City have their best opportunity yet to lift the trophy for the first time.
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Pune Municipal Corporation published the draft Environment status report for the year 2019-20 and highlighted the existing status of green cover, river, besides noise and air pollution.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Pune Municipal Corporation published the draft Environment status report for the year 2019-20 and highlighted the existing status of green cover, river, besides noise and air pollution.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)

City’s trees overshadows its population

By Abhay Khairnar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 04:30 PM IST
The ratio of trees per person is 1.23 in the city
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Heavy to very heavy rain has been forecast for Chandigarh in the next few days.(HT Photo)
Heavy to very heavy rain has been forecast for Chandigarh in the next few days.(HT Photo)

Chandigarh likely to get heavy rain from July 20

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 01:41 AM IST
Storms with gusty winds of over 45 km/h are likely with chances of heavy showers
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According to a report by Prop Equity, Noida in the national capital region market bucked the trend to register 5 per cent growth in housing sales volume.(HT File Photo)
According to a report by Prop Equity, Noida in the national capital region market bucked the trend to register 5 per cent growth in housing sales volume.(HT File Photo)

Housing sales down 67% in Apr-Jun in 9 cities due to Covid-19: Report

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 02:36 PM IST
New launches fell 78 per cent to 11,967 units, while unsold inventories were down 5 per cent to 6,07,665 units during the period under review.
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A healthcare worker collects an oral swab sample of a child for Covid-19 test, at Sane Guruji Smarak.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
A healthcare worker collects an oral swab sample of a child for Covid-19 test, at Sane Guruji Smarak.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Recovery rate among children highest among all age groups in city: PMC data

By Steffy Thevar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 06:44 PM IST
Of the 575 Covid-19 infected children (0-10 years of age), 388 - 205 males and 183 females- have been discharged.
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Fragrances have pervaded spaces where they certainly don’t belong(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Fragrances have pervaded spaces where they certainly don’t belong(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

Humour: Smell and the city

By Rehana Munir | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 12:21 AM IST
Like a devious tour guide, the nose leads us into risky emotional terrain
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Actor Manav Gohil says everyone is in a vulnerable state, financially
Actor Manav Gohil says everyone is in a vulnerable state, financially

Manav Gohil on job crisis amid Covid-19 lockdown: People’s ambitions will pull them back to the city

By Sangeeta Yadav | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 05:07 PM IST
The actor says Mumbai is the city of aspirations and it will be buzzing with excitement again butthings are going to be normal but in a different way.
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The Prince of Wales Museum and the Royal Institute of Science were turned into hospitals to mainly treat soldiers during the First World War.(Dr Shubhada Pandya in her article published in Indica (2017).)
The Prince of Wales Museum and the Royal Institute of Science were turned into hospitals to mainly treat soldiers during the First World War.(Dr Shubhada Pandya in her article published in Indica (2017).)

Mumbai then and now: City’s encounter with epidemics

By Tanushree Venkatraman | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 11:00 AM IST
In a pictorial presentation on Saturday, organised by the Mumbai-based Khaki Lab, Manjiri Kamat, history professor and associate dean, faculty of humanities, University of Mumbai, talked about the bubonic plague, Spanish flu, cholera and smallpox epidemics that caused devastation in the city.
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Rituparna Sengupta’s latest Bengali film Parcel that released in March could only run for three days in the theatre.
Rituparna Sengupta’s latest Bengali film Parcel that released in March could only run for three days in the theatre.

Rituparna Sengupta on Amphan devastation: I had panic attacks thinking about my city, my mother, in-laws and friends

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 01:29 PM IST
The actor says it took her over a day to get in touch with her loved ones in Kolkata. She also adds that there are many places in West Bengal facing power cuts and have shortage of water and food.
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The congested locality under the Wakad police station in Pimpri-Chinchwad which was sealed by the police on late Thursday night after two Covid-19 positive cases surfaced here. People living here are industrial workers, petty businessmen, fruits and vegetables vendors.(HT PHOTO)
The congested locality under the Wakad police station in Pimpri-Chinchwad which was sealed by the police on late Thursday night after two Covid-19 positive cases surfaced here. People living here are industrial workers, petty businessmen, fruits and vegetables vendors.(HT PHOTO)
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Amitabh Bachchan shared a throwback picture from the shoot of Amar Akbar Anthony.
Amitabh Bachchan shared a throwback picture from the shoot of Amar Akbar Anthony.

Amitabh Bachchan shares throwback to Amar Akbar Anthony, recalls film ran for ‘25 weeks in 25 theatres in one city’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 02:55 PM IST
Amitabh Bachchan shared a throwback picture of his iconic film, Amar Akbar Anthony, with a fascinating trivia associated with it. Read it here.
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