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At Beforest, 30-40 buyers own a share of a large plot, pooling in costs and minimising risks.

Startups are helping city buyers invest in farm plots, agro-forests

Hindustan Times | By Aishwarya Iyer
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2020 05:55 PM IST
The new farm management companies help you make the switch to the countryside, right from sorting out the paperwork, lowering risks to managing the property.
PPCB member secretary Krunesh Garg (second from right) and other PPCB officials at the Tejpur road common effluent treatment plant in Ludhiana on Friday.(GURPREET SINGH/HT)
PPCB member secretary Krunesh Garg (second from right) and other PPCB officials at the Tejpur road common effluent treatment plant in Ludhiana on Friday.(GURPREET SINGH/HT)
The UT engineering department had started the work to transplant 143 trees on November 19, a day before the Punjab and Haryana high court put a stay on the move on an NGO’s petition.(HT PHOTO)
The UT engineering department had started the work to transplant 143 trees on November 19, a day before the Punjab and Haryana high court put a stay on the move on an NGO’s petition.(HT PHOTO)

Tribune flyover: Myopic planning won’t let city fly over traffic woes

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2019 01:09 AM IST
The project lacks comprehensive study to ease the city of traffic-related problems
Residents continue to throw waste in the drain, forcing the authorities to put in place a mechanism to curb this menace.(HT PHOTO)
Residents continue to throw waste in the drain, forcing the authorities to put in place a mechanism to curb this menace.(HT PHOTO)

Civic body to deploy patrol teams to keep tabs on dumping of trash at Ludhiana’s Buddha Nullah

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2019 10:10 PM IST
File regarding the proposal has been forwarded to the F&CC for final approval, says MC superintending engineer
Presently, 257 dairies — with approximately 6,000 milch animals — are operating within the city limits, says mayor Sanjeev Sharma Bittu.(HT FILE)
Presently, 257 dairies — with approximately 6,000 milch animals — are operating within the city limits, says mayor Sanjeev Sharma Bittu.(HT FILE)

First phase of Patiala’s dairy-shifting project to be completed by June 2020

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navrajdeep Singh, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2019 10:03 PM IST
MC’s General House gives green signal to the project; the dairy owners will be provided land at Ablowal village at 3,500 per square yard
The incident came to light due to foul odour emanating from decomposing carcasses.(Getty Images/iStockphoto file photo)
The incident came to light due to foul odour emanating from decomposing carcasses.(Getty Images/iStockphoto file photo)

Legs tied with strings, 90 stray dogs found dead in Maharashtra, case lodged

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 06:01 AM IST
The carcasses of the dogs were found strewn at various spots on Girda-Savaldabara Road in a forest area in the east Maharashtra district on Thursday evening, an official said.
Sharma said that as part of a drive against dairies operating within city limits, the department had acted against 26 units since Friday, confiscating 34 bovines.(HT image)
Sharma said that as part of a drive against dairies operating within city limits, the department had acted against 26 units since Friday, confiscating 34 bovines.(HT image)

Agra Nagar Nigam to auction cattle seized from dairies operating within city limits

AGRA | By Yogesh Dubey
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 10:51 PM IST
The ANN had asked dairies operating within the city to shift to Budana area in Agra rural.
Buddha Nullah in Tejpur area, Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Buddha Nullah in Tejpur area, Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Stop dumping waste in Buddha Nullah or face action: Ludhiana civic body tells dairy owners

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 10:58 PM IST
Recently, the PPCB had also filed a petition against the MC, its commissioner, mayor and six others for failure in running the sewer treatment plants properly and adding to Buddha Nullah pollution.
A city-based NGO on Sunday launched the first ‘tree ambulance’.(AP Photo)
A city-based NGO on Sunday launched the first ‘tree ambulance’.(AP Photo)

Gurugram gets ambulance to care for its trees

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 07:28 AM IST
The ambulance will employ a full-time staff and will be CSR funded, said the NGO’s spokesperson on Sunday. “We will operate six days a week, of which five will involve field work and one will involve visiting residents’ welfare associations and societies,” said Sanjay Kaushik, the spokesperson.
The Mumbai Police said training of all officers and staff members, who will be on election duty, is complete.(HT FILE)
The Mumbai Police said training of all officers and staff members, who will be on election duty, is complete.(HT FILE)

Lok Sabha polls 2019: 40,400 cops to be on duty in Mumbai on April 29

Hindustan Times | By Pratik Salunke
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 01:47 AM IST
As a preventive measure, the Mumbai Police have also externed 204 persons out of city limits
Senior inspector Devidas Gheware of Dattawadi police informed that Vadkar was killed by rival group members led by another criminal identified as Sunil Dokephode (35), popularly known as ‘Chocolate Sunya’ in police records.(HT/PHOTO)
Senior inspector Devidas Gheware of Dattawadi police informed that Vadkar was killed by rival group members led by another criminal identified as Sunil Dokephode (35), popularly known as ‘Chocolate Sunya’ in police records.(HT/PHOTO)

Vadkar killing: Pune police arrest two, including minor

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 04:41 PM IST
Pune police crime branch said one of the two arrested on Sunday has been identified as Atish Satish Mali, 19, a resident of Bhawaninagar
The PCMC has been receiving complaints from local residents stating drivers of garbage pickup trucks implement various tactics such as skipping prescribed route, to escape duty.(HT representational photo)
The PCMC has been receiving complaints from local residents stating drivers of garbage pickup trucks implement various tactics such as skipping prescribed route, to escape duty.(HT representational photo)

Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation to use tracking system for garbage trucks

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 03:29 PM IST
As of now seven private firms have applied for the tendering process, of which six are eligible to be scrutinised. Of these six firms, Aditi Tracking Supply Private Limited has been selected as they filed a tender for lowest cost.
The busy Mahatma Gandhi road comes under Pune cantonment area. Residents feel that citizens should be proud of the cantonment areas. Besides, Southern Command is the most prestigious institute of the country.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
The busy Mahatma Gandhi road comes under Pune cantonment area. Residents feel that citizens should be proud of the cantonment areas. Besides, Southern Command is the most prestigious institute of the country.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Your space: ‘Cantonments provide security, greenery’

Hindustan Times, pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2018 04:47 PM IST
Topic of the week: Anil Shirole, Pune MP, has proposed that the defence establishments in Pune, Khadki and Dehu road cantonments be shifted and the areas be merged in the city. While representatives of the board have supported the proposal, citizen activists have opposed it. What is your view?
The EPCA has enforced a 3-day ban on entry of trucks in Delhi post-Diwali between November 8 and 10.(AP)
The EPCA has enforced a 3-day ban on entry of trucks in Delhi post-Diwali between November 8 and 10.(AP)

Entry of trucks in Delhi banned between Nov 8-10 to curb pollution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2018 12:35 PM IST
The EPCA has enforced a 3-day ban on entry of trucks in Delhi post-Diwali between November 8 and 10. Only trucks carrying essential commodities will be allowed within the city limits, according to EPCA’s letter to the Delhi government.
At Indore’s open prison, there is a two-room home, where a convicted prisoner lives with his family and can step outside the premises to work.(File Photo/Representative Image)
At Indore’s open prison, there is a two-room home, where a convicted prisoner lives with his family and can step outside the premises to work.(File Photo/Representative Image)

A prison where inmates can live with family, step outside to work

Press Trust of India, Indore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2018 07:50 PM IST
At an open prison in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh, this stereotype of a prison withers away.

Compact is key to any densification plan

Shivani Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 09:28 AM IST
The absence of adequate public transportation leads to increased dependence of residents on their cars.
Motorist using Elliot Lines road which was opened to civilians on May 21 to help cut down commute time in the city.(Shankar Narayan/HT)
Motorist using Elliot Lines road which was opened to civilians on May 21 to help cut down commute time in the city.(Shankar Narayan/HT)

Your space: Keep roads open, but regulate traffic for security

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 02:15 PM IST
Elliot Lines road (Ghorpadi) and Right Flank road (Wanowrie bazaar) were opened to civilians on May 21. However, military authorities will review the situation and are likely to shut the roads to civilians again. Here’s what readers have to say.
Garbage being burnt near Kharadi lake with the smoke adding to the increasing levels of air pollution.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Garbage being burnt near Kharadi lake with the smoke adding to the increasing levels of air pollution.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

Puneites breathe air that is 4x more dangerous than normal

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari and Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 05:13 PM IST
Experts claim Pune needs at least 30 continuous air monitoring stations; it currently has only five: one continuous and four manual.
Ravindra Kadam, joint commissioner of police, Pune.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
Ravindra Kadam, joint commissioner of police, Pune.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Externment is effective preventive action, sure to scare person in question, say Joint commissioner of police, Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 04:56 PM IST
The recommendation for externment is made at the police station level, following which the assistant commissioner of police conducts an inquiry into the recommendation.
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