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Coastal road site drowning: Mumbai civic body to quiz contractor

A 12-year-old boy died after falling into a pit dug in Worli as part of the project
The pit in which the boy drowned on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
The pit in which the boy drowned on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 12:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMehul R Thakkar, Mumbai

In Mumbai’s Kandivli, container runs over guard at Metro site

The Kandivli police arrested the driver of the container for negligence later the same day.
A 45-year-old watchman was killed in a freak mishap at a Metro construction site in Kandivli (West) on Friday afternoon(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT File Photo)
A 45-year-old watchman was killed in a freak mishap at a Metro construction site in Kandivli (West) on Friday afternoon(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 14, 2019 06:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

50-year-old woman drowns in tank at construction site

The woman, identified by first name as Bhaagwati, was from Madhya Pradesh’s Chattarpur and had been living at under construction building for over six months with her husband.
Seema, the daughter of the victim, points to a water tank in an under construction house in Sector-46, where her mother drowned, in Gurugram, India, on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Seema, the daughter of the victim, points to a water tank in an under construction house in Sector-46, where her mother drowned, in Gurugram, India, on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on Jul 11, 2019 03:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Thane drowning case: Police book land owner, contractor

A nine-year-old boy had drowned after falling into a pit of rainwater at a construction site in Bhiwandi last week
Police said the contractor had not taken adequate security measures, such as installing a barricade or deploying security personnel at the site.(Photo for representation only)
Police said the contractor had not taken adequate security measures, such as installing a barricade or deploying security personnel at the site.(Photo for representation only)
Updated on Jul 06, 2019 01:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAmit Srivastava, Thane

Name roads, buildings after highest tax-payers for behavioural change: Economic Survey

For example, the top 10 highest tax-payers in a district can be recognized for the contribution they are making to government revenue.
The idea, according to the Survey, is to create exclusive membership of “clubs” that exude not only social status but also honour.(HT Photo)
The idea, according to the Survey, is to create exclusive membership of “clubs” that exude not only social status but also honour.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2019 10:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

Was stuck in the debris, managed to shout for help: Survivor recounts Pune wall crash

Karmakar, along with local residents, immediately called the fire brigade and police who reached the spot around 1.40 am, within 10 minutes of the collapse.
Bimal Sharma, who suffered minor injuries while wriggling out from under the debris, said he heard people screaming all around him.(PTI)
Bimal Sharma, who suffered minor injuries while wriggling out from under the debris, said he heard people screaming all around him.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 30, 2019 04:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShalaka Shinde

15, including 4 children, crushed in midnight wall collapse in Pune

As per initial reports, the wall collapsed on a slum where labourers were staying.
The retaining wall that collapsed was of Alcon Stylus housing society in Kondhwa area.(Shankar Narayan/ HT Photo)
The retaining wall that collapsed was of Alcon Stylus housing society in Kondhwa area.(Shankar Narayan/ HT Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2020 09:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Cashing in on city’s water shortage: Opinion

A few days later, a photographer and I conducted a recce in different areas of the city to find out if what he said was really happening. We wanted to see how many such “businesses” were thriving, how the water mafia actually operated, and the areas they supplied to.
The modus operandi involved setting up illegal borewells in secluded areas to extract water from Gurugram’s already depleted water table before selling it off to builders, residents and distributors, he said.(HT Photo)
The modus operandi involved setting up illegal borewells in secluded areas to extract water from Gurugram’s already depleted water table before selling it off to builders, residents and distributors, he said.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 04:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLeena Dhankhar

Samajwadi Party leader abducted, killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

Santosh had contested the recently concluded assembly elections in Chhattisgarh on Samajwadi Party’s ticket from Bijapur.
Santosh Punem was abducted from a construction site last evening(HT Photo)
Santosh Punem was abducted from a construction site last evening(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 09:51 PM IST
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HT Correspondent, Raipur | ByRitesh Mishra

Illegal construction site on Hindon river’s floodplain sealed

Apart from the new constructions, there are numerous constructions that are already in place over the flood zone of the Hindon river at Chijarsi, Kanawani and Vijay Nagar
The construction, behind Siddharth Vihar, was being done over a 20,000-square yard plot.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The construction, behind Siddharth Vihar, was being done over a 20,000-square yard plot.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 09, 2019 02:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | ByHT Correspondent

Maoists torch construction company vehicles, assault staff

The incident took place around midnight on Wednesday, according to local villagers, who said, they heard gunshots near the construction site.
(PTI/ Representative Image)
(PTI/ Representative Image)
Updated on May 03, 2019 08:16 AM IST
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Gaya | ByAnil Kumar

No government crèche centres in Gurugram, says RTI reply

The RTI, filed by activist Aseem Takyar in February, had sought information about the number of crèches in the district and the funds that had been allocated towards running the same.
No government crèche centres in Gurugram, says RTI replyHT/Raj K Raj
No government crèche centres in Gurugram, says RTI replyHT/Raj K Raj
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 09:01 AM IST
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Gurugram | BySadia Akhtar

Zonal officers to check debris dumping in city

A special campaign was launched on April 5, and 30 vehicles used for dumping C&D waste have been seized from violators so far.
Construction and debris waste dumped in Sector 67 in February this year caused respiratory problems(HT File)
Construction and debris waste dumped in Sector 67 in February this year caused respiratory problems(HT File)
Published on Apr 11, 2019 02:51 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

1 held in Chakan for alleged terror links

The accused identified as Shariyat Mandal, who worked as a labourer at a construction site in Chakan, was allegedly involved in recruitment of cadres for Islamic State Bangladesh (ISBD) terror outfit, according to ATS officials.
1 held in Chakan for alleged terror links. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
1 held in Chakan for alleged terror links. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Mar 29, 2019 02:53 PM IST
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Pune | ByHT Correspondent

15 men steal materials worth 14 lakh at gunpoint from construction site in Gurugram

Around 15 men allegedly armed with country-made pistol and sticks, held six members of the security staff of an under-construction building on Golf Course Extension Road at gunpoint and stole tools, materials and electrical appliances worth around 14 lakh early on Wednesday.
A case of dacoity and wrongful confinement under IPC, and relevant sections of the Arms Act was filed on Wednesday night, based on a complaint by a senior project engineer of the builder.(AFP/Picture for representation)
A case of dacoity and wrongful confinement under IPC, and relevant sections of the Arms Act was filed on Wednesday night, based on a complaint by a senior project engineer of the builder.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Updated on Mar 15, 2019 10:24 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

After floods, Kerala now stares at drought as temperatures soar

Six months after a devastating flood crippled Kerala, the state is in the grip of a severe drought and experts have warned that heat wave conditions will persist in many areas of north Kerala for more than a month.
A man removes debris from a collapsed house after floods in Paravur, in the southern state of Kerala on August 23, 2018.(REUTERS)
A man removes debris from a collapsed house after floods in Paravur, in the southern state of Kerala on August 23, 2018.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 04, 2019 05:16 PM IST
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Family of man who died at construction site in Noida alleges murder

Gore Lal, a resident of Barola in Sector 49, had been working at the construction site since the past year. According to his family members, Lal left home around 9am on February 27, but never came back.
Family of man who died at construction site in Noida alleges murder. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Family of man who died at construction site in Noida alleges murder. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Mar 04, 2019 03:12 AM IST
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Noida | ByTanmayee Tyagi

Research to shed new light on old burial practice in BSIP Lucknow

A pot burial site, quite rare in the north-east, was recently found at a construction site in Muallungthu village, 20km from Mizoram’s capital Aizawal.
Two skulls and bones placed in a pot were found in a Mizo village(Sourced)
Two skulls and bones placed in a pot were found in a Mizo village(Sourced)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 12:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent, Lucknow

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Scope for tribals is non-existent, says first time voter from Tamil Nadu

The Betta Kurumbar are among the particularly vulnerable tribes of India and number not more than 10,000 people in all.
(Sibi Arasu/HT Photo)
(Sibi Arasu/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2019 10:08 AM IST
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BySibi Arasu

Warning for Delhi pedestrians: Walk at your risk near construction sites

With the state and central governments carrying out multiple road infrastructure projects to decongest Delhi and improve traffic movement, pedestrian facilities are the first casualties at these construction sites.
The ongoing construction of a parallel flyover at Rao Tula Ram Marg is yet another example of inconvenience faced by the pedestrians.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
The ongoing construction of a parallel flyover at Rao Tula Ram Marg is yet another example of inconvenience faced by the pedestrians.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 01:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAshish Mishra

40 motorists fined every hour for driving against traffic flow in Delhi

On an average, over 40 motorists are prosecuted every hour for driving against the traffic flow in the national capital. But traffic police officers said that they are able to nab and prosecute only a fraction of those who violate the flow.
According to road safety experts, pedestrians in Delhi face manifold risk from vehicles driving in the wrong direction.(HT File)
According to road safety experts, pedestrians in Delhi face manifold risk from vehicles driving in the wrong direction.(HT File)
Updated on Jan 23, 2019 01:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Two labourers buried alive at underbridge construction site in Rajasthan

The victims Deepchand (25) and Dhani (17) were working at the site when the incident took place, a police official said. The two labourers were rushed to a hospital where doctors declared them dead, he said.
The next of kin of the deceased were given a compensation of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50,000 each from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and a financial assistance of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5 lakh each from the contractor, officials said.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
The next of kin of the deceased were given a compensation of 50,000 each from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and a financial assistance of 5 lakh each from the contractor, officials said.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Published on Dec 20, 2018 05:04 PM IST
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Jaipur | ByPress Trust of India

Two carpenters fall to death from 10th floor of Mumbai building

The police are investigating whether safety measures were followed.
The incident took place at an under-construction building in Chembur on Thursday.(HT photo)
The incident took place at an under-construction building in Chembur on Thursday.(HT photo)
Updated on Nov 30, 2018 11:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPratik Salunke, Mumbai

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Migration in tribal belt upsets poll calculation

Hundreds of poor tribals are migrating to Gujarat every day from Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua and neighbouring Alirajpur districts, casting a shadow on the Assembly elections scheduled on November 28.
Hundreds of poor tribals are migrating to Gujarat every day from Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua and neighbouring Alirajpur districts.(HT File Photo)
Hundreds of poor tribals are migrating to Gujarat every day from Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua and neighbouring Alirajpur districts.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 06:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh) | ByPunya Priya Mitra

2 cases of minors raped by neighbours reported near Pune

Both the incidents were reported from Chichwad
A 27-year-old employee of software firm in Pune was arrested by the Nigdi police for allegedly sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl on Tuesday. In another case, an externed robber has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping his four-year-old niece.(PTI)
A 27-year-old employee of software firm in Pune was arrested by the Nigdi police for allegedly sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl on Tuesday. In another case, an externed robber has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping his four-year-old niece.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 04, 2018 03:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShrinivas Deshpande

Aerial shots, 3D photos: Drones are making home buying easier

They can help in supervision of under-construction sites, let buyers experience the site using virtual walk-throughs.
With the new drone policy, it will now be possible for buyers to see the exact distance between two buildings, existing infrastructure, amenities and everything else before making a decision.(HT FILE PHOTO)
With the new drone policy, it will now be possible for buyers to see the exact distance between two buildings, existing infrastructure, amenities and everything else before making a decision.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 29, 2018 04:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNeha Chokhani

Delhi building collapse: Landlord didn’t allow us to vacate, says survivor

Vimlesh Kumar, a mason who lost his two sons – Sumnesh,12, and Rajnesh,4 — blamed his landlord, identified by his single name Dharmendra, for the tragedy, alleging he had not been allowing them to vacate the building
Rescuers carry a survivor amidst the rubble after a building collapsed in New Delhi, India, September 26, 2018.(REUTERS)
Rescuers carry a survivor amidst the rubble after a building collapsed in New Delhi, India, September 26, 2018.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 27, 2018 01:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKarn Pratap Singh and Vibha Sharma

Vasundhara junction is now free of signals

Intersection made signal-free to facilitate the construction of a six-lane flyover, will ease traffic flow.
The Vasundhara intersection diverts traffic towards Anand Vihar, Vasundhara, Mohan Nagar and Kadkad Model.(Sakib Ali /HT FILE)
The Vasundhara intersection diverts traffic towards Anand Vihar, Vasundhara, Mohan Nagar and Kadkad Model.(Sakib Ali /HT FILE)
Published on Sep 19, 2018 06:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | ByPeeyush Khandelwal

Construction waste plant proposed on 5 acres in Ghaziabad

In order to mitigate the effects of pollution caused due to construction and debris waste generated in the city, the Ghaziabad development authority has proposed the development of a waste processing plant to be setup over an area of five acre
People dumped the construction and demolition (C&D) waste and garbage at a vacant plot near Rail Vihar, at sector-56 road, in Gurugram, India.(HT File Photo)
People dumped the construction and demolition (C&D) waste and garbage at a vacant plot near Rail Vihar, at sector-56 road, in Gurugram, India.(HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2018 04:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | ByPeeyush Khandelwal

Time we made Gurugram city more inclusive

The aspirations of migrant labourers are as integral to building Gurugram into a city that people desire to live in.
Migrant labourers flock to Gurugram in the hope of a better future.(Parveen Kumar / HT File Photo)
Migrant labourers flock to Gurugram in the hope of a better future.(Parveen Kumar / HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 12:59 PM IST
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