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Maoists attack bridge construction site in Bihar, rough up workers: Police

One of the injured labourers, Nandlal, told police that a dozen-odd men raided their site to know how they could start the construction work without taking ‘permission’ from them.
Police said around 20 Maoists arrived at the site searching for an official of the company. When they did not find him, police added, they assaulted those working there, asking them to stop the work. (HT Photo)
Police said around 20 Maoists arrived at the site searching for an official of the company. When they did not find him, police added, they assaulted those working there, asking them to stop the work. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 02:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar

3-storeyed illegal building comes up in McLeodganj under MC’s nose

Located 250 metres from the Dalai Lama’s residence, Tibetan-origin hotel owner gets notice for not only encroaching land but also building structure without civic body and town planning department’s approval
The MC notice was issued last week on the complaint of a local resident, Ashok Rai, on whose plot (about 780 yards) the illegal construction was made during the lockdown.(HT Photo)
The MC notice was issued last week on the complaint of a local resident, Ashok Rai, on whose plot (about 780 yards) the illegal construction was made during the lockdown.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 12:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur, Dharamshala

HT Salutes: His mission is menstrual hygiene of migrant women

At the beginning of the lockdown, in March, Soans launched an initiative called World Hunger Warriors. His aim was to connect people in his extensive network who wanted to donate funds, food, cooking equipment, space, ingredients, fuel or labour.
WHW has started a fundraising campaign on crowd-sourcing website, Ketto.org, called ‘ShaktiPack4Women’ to raise money that would enable them to employ 500 women and make over 5,000 sanitary.(HT Photo)
WHW has started a fundraising campaign on crowd-sourcing website, Ketto.org, called ‘ShaktiPack4Women’ to raise money that would enable them to employ 500 women and make over 5,000 sanitary.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 07:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Natasha Rego

Cases of vector-borne diseases from Jan to May lowest in five years: Data

Data revealed that between January and May of 2016, 1,762 water and mosquito-borne disease cases were reported but this year till May, the number fell to 809, a drop of 54%.
The city recorded 19 cases of leptospirosis till May 2020 compared to 20 in 2016, in the first five months.(REUTERS)
The city recorded 19 cases of leptospirosis till May 2020 compared to 20 in 2016, in the first five months.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 04:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai

To pedal home, 18 migrants in Mohali sell phones to buy cycles

Working for the last two years at a construction site in Sohana, these migrants were rendered hungry and jobless when Punjab imposed curfew
Riding cycles that cost them ₹4,200 each, the migrants will pedal 359 km to reach home to Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Riding cycles that cost them ₹4,200 each, the migrants will pedal 359 km to reach home to Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Published on May 07, 2020 09:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra, Mohali

75 cases detected in Haryana, 29 in Sonepat alone

The state had on Sunday crossed the 400-mark and has reported 141 positive cases in just 48 hours
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Updated on May 04, 2020 11:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

UP industry minister assures help for Noida’s realty sector

Mahana interacted with developers through video-conferencing to discuss issues that cropped up after construction sites were shut down due to the lockdown.
Developers said that the state government should take immediate decisions if they want the sector to be revived. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Developers said that the state government should take immediate decisions if they want the sector to be revived. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 01, 2020 04:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput, Noida

Costly labour, curbs on movement rock the boat for Mohali farmers in harvest season

Labour is charging up to 6000 an acre; combines allowed only in the day from April 15
A farmer harvesting wheat in a Mohali village amid the nationwide lockdown on Monday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
A farmer harvesting wheat in a Mohali village amid the nationwide lockdown on Monday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Published on Apr 14, 2020 12:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra, Mohali

Turn the coronavirus crisis into an opportunity

It is not merely a public health scare. Decarbonise the economy, reduce air travel, and ban wildlife trade
A woman walks inside the premises of a hospital where a special ward has been set up for the coronavirus disease in Mumbai, March 5, 2020(REUTERS)
A woman walks inside the premises of a hospital where a special ward has been set up for the coronavirus disease in Mumbai, March 5, 2020(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 12, 2020 05:59 AM IST
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By Bahar Dutt

Panchkula builder gets 60lakh extortion call; FIR registered

The unidentified caller also threatened to abduct the businessman
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Updated on Feb 06, 2020 12:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula

Man pours boiling water on live-in partner: Police

Both Yadav and his live-in partner hail from Kedia village in Narsingpur district of Madhya Pradesh, and were living together in a shack here while working as labourers at a construction site in Mankapur area, the police said.
A 30-year-old labourer woman sustained severe burn injuries after her live-in partner allegedly poured boiling water on her. (Representative Image)(Getty Images)
A 30-year-old labourer woman sustained severe burn injuries after her live-in partner allegedly poured boiling water on her. (Representative Image)(Getty Images)
Published on Feb 02, 2020 07:49 AM IST
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Nagpur | By Press Trust of India

Strangulated sexagenarian’s body found in Bengal village

Alleging lack of security for women in the area and negligence by the police, local residents put up a road blockade on Sunday.
The crime took place in the Shaktipur police station area.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The crime took place in the Shaktipur police station area.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 30, 2019 11:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

Kolkata’s air quality dips to ‘very poor’ category

An AQI between 0-50 is considered ‘good’, 51-100 ‘satisfactory’, 101-200 ‘moderate’, 201-300 ‘poor’, 301-400 ‘very poor’ and 401-500 ‘severe’. An AQI above 500 falls in the ‘severe plus’ category.
Air quality in Kolkata turned ‘very poor’ on Wednesday night with the pollution levels in the city breaching the 300 mark for the first time in recent months(PTI)
Air quality in Kolkata turned ‘very poor’ on Wednesday night with the pollution levels in the city breaching the 300 mark for the first time in recent months(PTI)
Published on Nov 07, 2019 06:40 AM IST
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Kolkata | By Press Trust of India

Delhi govt issues health advisory for rising air pollution, says ‘stay indoors, wear masks’

In a statement, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the air pollution had reached the severe level and asked people to follow the dos and don’ts as mentioned in the advisory.
New Delhi, India - Nov. 3, 2019: Members of Democratic Youth Federation of India (Delhi) and Jan Swasthya Abhiyan(Delhi) wearing masks display placards during a protest march demanding implementation of measures to reduce air pollution the capital, in New Delhi, India(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Nov. 3, 2019: Members of Democratic Youth Federation of India (Delhi) and Jan Swasthya Abhiyan(Delhi) wearing masks display placards during a protest march demanding implementation of measures to reduce air pollution the capital, in New Delhi, India(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 03, 2019 08:36 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Pune police arrest 65-year-old for raping minor

According to police, the incident took place around 6.30 pm
He took the girl to a construction site and molested and sexually abused her(PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY)
He took the girl to a construction site and molested and sexually abused her(PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY)
Updated on Nov 02, 2019 04:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent

Opinion | Construction industry accidents: Need for auto-response mandated by law

This latest case is representative of the plight of construction labour in India, especially in the event of a serious accident. Even as high profile an organisation as the Smart City Corporation, does not seem to have the policy to deal with worksite accidents.
Labourers work at the construction site of a residential building on the outskirts of Kolkata, India.(Photo: Reuters)
Labourers work at the construction site of a residential building on the outskirts of Kolkata, India.(Photo: Reuters)
Published on Oct 18, 2019 05:30 PM IST
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By Abhay Vaidya

In Jakarta? Try the taxi on two wheels

In Jakarta, beat the dense traffic as a pillion rider, but make sure you grab a mask and a handkerchief for the journey
Bike taxis are a popular and inexpensive way to negotiate Jakarta’s busy traffic(Sarit Ray)
Bike taxis are a popular and inexpensive way to negotiate Jakarta’s busy traffic(Sarit Ray)
Updated on Oct 11, 2019 06:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sarit Ray

Drive launched to check dust pollution on roads, construction sites

While the drive against construction dust is carried out throughout the year — as part of the Graded Response Action Plan — the efforts are stepped up during winter.
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee has reinforced its drive against construction sites to control dust, which is a major source of the national capital’s air pollution during winter.(AP)
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee has reinforced its drive against construction sites to control dust, which is a major source of the national capital’s air pollution during winter.(AP)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 11:22 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Metro-3 labourer death: MMRC, cops begin investigations

On Friday, during rock breaking near Seepz in Andheri, two labourers were trapped in the tunnel after some rock fell in and the emergency exit collapsed.
Mumbai Police has registered a case of accidental death. “We will investigate the circumstances of the death,” said a police officer privy to the investigation.(HT image)
Mumbai Police has registered a case of accidental death. “We will investigate the circumstances of the death,” said a police officer privy to the investigation.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 04:13 AM IST
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Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

Man buried under a pile of mud rescued, critical

Mohammad Tabrez Alam, the victim, is a native of Bihar who was working at the site as a contractual labourer.
Delhi Fire Service officials said, it was around 9.50am they got a call reporting that a man who had gotten into a pit for welding has been trapped under pile of mud.(HT image)
Delhi Fire Service officials said, it was around 9.50am they got a call reporting that a man who had gotten into a pit for welding has been trapped under pile of mud.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 04:52 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

22-year-old dies in slab collapse at Dongri

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, the victim, Abdur Rashid, and Shhabbir Shaikh were working at the site when the incident was reported around 11.30am.
A 22-year-old man was killed and another injured after a slab of an under construction building collapsed on them at Dongri’s first flank road on Monday. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A 22-year-old man was killed and another injured after a slab of an under construction building collapsed on them at Dongri’s first flank road on Monday. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 12:57 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Mehul R Thakkar, Mumbai

20 areas under CPCB scanner this winter - 13 hotspots and seven areas with unpaved roads

The CPCB has asked government agencies to identify and target all sources of pollution in the hotspots during winter while road-owning agencies such as the PWD and civic bodies have been asked to repair all unpaved roads in the seven areas before winter.
Narrowing the plan further, the agencies have been asked to concentrate their anti-pollution measures in an area of four square kilometre (2 km x 2 km) around each air quality monitoring station in the 13 hotspots. (Representative Image)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Narrowing the plan further, the agencies have been asked to concentrate their anti-pollution measures in an area of four square kilometre (2 km x 2 km) around each air quality monitoring station in the 13 hotspots. (Representative Image)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 11:54 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

JE flags redundant quality control in Chandigarh MC’s road division

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Updated on Sep 04, 2019 12:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh

34-year-old man held for raping four-year-old girl in Badshahpur

According to police, the mother, in her complaint, said that she and her husband were at work near the crime scene and the girl was playing with her friends.
After half an hour, she could not see her daughter and asked the other children who told her that some uncle had taken her to the basement.(HT image)
After half an hour, she could not see her daughter and asked the other children who told her that some uncle had taken her to the basement.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 07:59 AM IST
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Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

Delhi man returns home to find wife’s friend watching TV, beats him to death

The DCP said the murder happened at 12.30 am on Tuesday, moments after Sheikh returned home. “Sheikh found his teenage son and Yadav watching TV at his home.
Yadav was a neighbour of 36-year-old Kasim Sheikh, a scrap dealer, who lived with his wife and 14-year-old son. “Yadav had become friends with Sheikh’s wife and Sheikh recently got to know of it,” said DCP Biswal.(HT image)
Yadav was a neighbour of 36-year-old Kasim Sheikh, a scrap dealer, who lived with his wife and 14-year-old son. “Yadav had become friends with Sheikh’s wife and Sheikh recently got to know of it,” said DCP Biswal.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 07:45 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Metro fences to make way for Ganesh idols in Dadar

For now, several stretches in Mahim and Dadar have been chalked out where the transit of idols can be done by walking inside the Metro barricades during the idols’ arrival to pandals and immersion in the sea.
The execution of Metro-3 underground corridor is being done by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC).(HT image)
The execution of Metro-3 underground corridor is being done by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC).(HT image)
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 06:28 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Mehul R Thakkar

Cancel Byculla zoo licence, says PIL; high court asks BMC to respond

Motla contended that BMC has undertaken a “massive revamp” of the zoo in three phases.
The first phase began in 2013 and has been completed. In the second phase, 17 animal enclosures are being built in two lots, at an estimated cost of Rs120 crore.(HT image)
The first phase began in 2013 and has been completed. In the second phase, 17 animal enclosures are being built in two lots, at an estimated cost of Rs120 crore.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 05:44 AM IST
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MUMBAI | By Kanchan Chaudhari

Iron rods pierce car near Delhi-Noida border

This year, in the national capital, eight road accidents were caused because of negligence at construction sites. In 2018, 12 such accidents were reported.
This year, in the national capital, eight road accidents were caused because of negligence at construction sites. In 2018, 12 such accidents were reported.(Rishikesh Choudhary / HT Photo)
This year, in the national capital, eight road accidents were caused because of negligence at construction sites. In 2018, 12 such accidents were reported.(Rishikesh Choudhary / HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 07:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai

Kartarpur corridor project unhindered by government move in J-K

With both countries having announced the opening of the corridor for the occasion of 550th parkash gurpurb (birth anniversary) of Guru Nanak, construction work on the passenger terminal and the highway is in full swing in India and in Pakistan.
Kartarpur corridor project(HT image)
Kartarpur corridor project(HT image)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 09:14 AM IST
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AMRITSAR | By HT Correspondent

CPCB asks agencies to identify vacant plots, take action

A meeting regarding the issue was held by the Board on Monday. It pulled up land-owning agencies for their ‘inadequate response’ in addressing public complaints.
Last year the CPCB had constituted 52 teams during the winter, when air pollution is at its peak, to physically inspect all construction sites and such areas across Delhi to check violation of green norms.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
Last year the CPCB had constituted 52 teams during the winter, when air pollution is at its peak, to physically inspect all construction sites and such areas across Delhi to check violation of green norms.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 04:02 AM IST
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