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The Supreme Court on Thursday refused Khori village residents’ request to not demolish homes (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)

Resettle us on humanitarian grounds: Khori Gaon residents appeal to authorities

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 05:09 AM IST
  • “Even if we want to leave the place and go somewhere else, most of us do not have the financial strength to take this step as we have not had jobs since the start of the pandemic” said a resident from the village who did not wish to be named.
Officials said that the incident took place when a team of DTCP officials started a demolition drive in an unauthorised colony in Sector 72A. The area has been designated by the department as an open space zone by the DTCP.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Officials said that the incident took place when a team of DTCP officials started a demolition drive in an unauthorised colony in Sector 72A. The area has been designated by the department as an open space zone by the DTCP.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

DTP threatened during demolition drive in Gurugram’s Sector 72A

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 01:36 PM IST
DTCP officials said, notwithstanding the resistance, the colony and offices of property developers were demolished by the team. Criminal action would be also be taken against the violators for trying to hinder the work of government officials.
Illegal structures near the Air Force station have not been demolished as yet.(HT Photo)
Illegal structures near the Air Force station have not been demolished as yet.(HT Photo)

Illegal structures near airport: No demolition drive planned till Covid-19 situation normalises

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 10:51 PM IST
About 83 structures within a 100-metre radius of the boundary wall of the Air Force Station in Pabhat village of Zirakpur and close to the international airport have to be razed
A view of Jain Coral Cove apartment built in violation of Coastal Regulation Zone norms in Maradu Municipality, being demolished through a controlled implosion in Kochi on Sunday.(Vivek R Nair/HT Photo)
A view of Jain Coral Cove apartment built in violation of Coastal Regulation Zone norms in Maradu Municipality, being demolished through a controlled implosion in Kochi on Sunday.(Vivek R Nair/HT Photo)

Demolition complete,4 Maradu flats turn to dust

Hindustan Times, Kochi | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 01:18 AM IST
Officials said it took just four seconds to pull down the largest of the four buildings, which housed 128 flats over 25,000 square feet, at 11 am. Another 17-floor building with 40 flats was demolishsed three-and-half hours later in two seconds.
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Demolition drive near Chandigarh International Airport postponed till next HC hearing on December 5

HT Correspondent, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2019 12:45 AM IST
98 illegal properties in Babhat village were identified by a committee headed by Punjab chief secretary
Old structures around the Jagannath Temple are being razed since August 27 after a committee headed by a retired judge of Orissa High Court BP Das recommended the removal of such buildings early this year.(PTI image)
Old structures around the Jagannath Temple are being razed since August 27 after a committee headed by a retired judge of Orissa High Court BP Das recommended the removal of such buildings early this year.(PTI image)

Demolition drive resumes in Puri as mutt seers write to CJI seeking stay

Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 03:44 PM IST
Excavators on Thursday also demolished some of the commercial structures around the monastery even though Emar Mutt’s Das continued to remain inside.
The demolition drive of mutts (Hindu monasteries) around 75 metre perimeter of 12th century Jagannath temple would be halted for a couple of days after several seers protested against the razing of 600-year-old Bada Akhada mutt.(HT File Photo)
The demolition drive of mutts (Hindu monasteries) around 75 metre perimeter of 12th century Jagannath temple would be halted for a couple of days after several seers protested against the razing of 600-year-old Bada Akhada mutt.(HT File Photo)

Demolition drive near Jagannath temple comes to halt after protest by seers

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 12:19 PM IST
As excavators lined up before the Bada Akhada mutt, one of the 70-odd surviving Hindu monasteries in the temple town on Tuesday morning, several devotees and mahant of the mutt Hari Narayan Das sat inside the premises protesting against its demolition.
The notice has been served in the name of Lingameneni Ramesh, from whom the house was taken on lease by then chief minister Naidu in 2016.(PTI FILE)
The notice has been served in the name of Lingameneni Ramesh, from whom the house was taken on lease by then chief minister Naidu in 2016.(PTI FILE)

Jagan govt’s demolition drive reaches Chandrababu Naidu doors; gets notice to move out

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu/Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 12:19 PM IST
A day after completing the demolition of Praja Vedika, a government building adjacent to Naidu’s residence, the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) pasted a notice on the main gate of Naidu’s house on the banks of Krishna river.
Action was taken on Thursday after a complaint was referred by the deputy commissioner of Gurugram.(Picture for representation)
Action was taken on Thursday after a complaint was referred by the deputy commissioner of Gurugram.(Picture for representation)

Illegal colony on Gurugram’s outskirts razed

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2018 05:49 AM IST
The enforcement wing of the department of town and country planning (DTCP) carried out a demolition drive in the revenue estate of Kharkhadi village, Pataudi.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

Ahmedabad residents welcome demolition drive, which eases traffic snarls

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By Hiral Dave
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 11:30 PM IST
Hundreds of cars and two-wheelers have been seized for violating parking rules and many illegal restaurants, and several popular street food zones such as those in Law Garden and Kau Gali have been razed
Vijay Singh, who allegedly shot dead a town planner during a demolition drive in Kasauli on May 1. A PWD employee was injured in the firing and is now fighting for life in a Chandigarh hospital.(PTI file photo)
Vijay Singh, who allegedly shot dead a town planner during a demolition drive in Kasauli on May 1. A PWD employee was injured in the firing and is now fighting for life in a Chandigarh hospital.(PTI file photo)

Govt employee injured in Kasauli shooting suffers cardiac arrest

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Aneesha Bedi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 10:35 PM IST
The PWD employee, who was injured in shooting when a Kasauli hotel owner allegedly shot dead a town planner on demolition drive, is ‘unstable’ and has been put on a ventilator
File photo of Vijay Singh who is accused of shooting dead officer Shail Bala Sharma in Kasauli.(PTI File Photo)
File photo of Vijay Singh who is accused of shooting dead officer Shail Bala Sharma in Kasauli.(PTI File Photo)

Police say revolver hotelier used to kill Himachal govt officer in Kasauli recovered

Press Trust of India, Kasauli | By HT Correspondent, Kasauli
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 08:06 PM IST
Kasauli police said that the accused Vijay Singh hid his licensed pistol in the forest area near the guest house.
Husband of officer Shail Bala Sharma, who was shot dead by a hotel owner in Kasauli as she was supervising demolitions, mourns at his house.(PTI)
Husband of officer Shail Bala Sharma, who was shot dead by a hotel owner in Kasauli as she was supervising demolitions, mourns at his house.(PTI)

SC says ‘brazen’ Kasauli incident result of not implementing laws, seeks report

UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 11:09 PM IST
The Supreme Court told the Himachal Pradesh government to keep it informed about the status of the implementation of its order to demolish illegal constructions at 13 hotels in Kasauli.
Police carry the body of assistant town planning officer Shail Bala Sharma for a post-mortem examination at the IGMC hospital in Shimla on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Police carry the body of assistant town planning officer Shail Bala Sharma for a post-mortem examination at the IGMC hospital in Shimla on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Kasauli shooting: ‘Shocked’ colleagues describe accused Vijay Singh as quiet and unassuming

Hindustan Times, Kasauli | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 07:32 PM IST
Police are investigating how the accused acquired the licensed 3.2-bore pistol with which he shot the victim – Shail Bala Sharma – and another PWD worker during a demolition drive on Tuesday.
Hotelier Vijay Singh argues with assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma just before the shooting in Kasauli on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Hotelier Vijay Singh argues with assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma just before the shooting in Kasauli on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Police search on for hotelier who shot govt officer over Kasauli demolition drive

Hindustan Times, Kasauli | By Saurabh Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 06:46 PM IST
Dog squad, five dozen policemen comb nearby forests for hotelier who shot the assistant town planner. Posters bearing the suspect’s image have also been pasted at various locations.
Kasauli hotel owner Vijay Singh (brown shirt), who allegedly shot dead assistant town and country planning officer Shail Bala Sharma (in blue), in Kasauli during demolition drive, is seen talking to her on Tuesday, just hours before the incident.(ANI Twitter)
Kasauli hotel owner Vijay Singh (brown shirt), who allegedly shot dead assistant town and country planning officer Shail Bala Sharma (in blue), in Kasauli during demolition drive, is seen talking to her on Tuesday, just hours before the incident.(ANI Twitter)

Cops fled when hotel owner opened fire, says colleague of officer killed in Kasauli

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 05:23 PM IST
Assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma was leading a team tasked to carry out demolition of 13 unauthorised hotels in line with a Supreme Court order.
Hotel owner owner Vijay Singh (left), who is now absconding, and assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma (right) during the demolition drive in Kasauli on Tuesday. Singh allegedly shot her dead minutes later.(HT Photo)
Hotel owner owner Vijay Singh (left), who is now absconding, and assistant town planner Shail Bala Sharma (right) during the demolition drive in Kasauli on Tuesday. Singh allegedly shot her dead minutes later.(HT Photo)

Woman town planner shot dead by Kasauli hotel owner during demolition drive ordered by SC

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 10:35 AM IST
When the team members led by Shailbala Sharma entered Narayani Guest House, the owner Vijay Singh asked them to keep off his property and later opened fire.
BMC also widened the Mahakali caves road by 100 meters following the demolition drive.(HT file photo)
BMC also widened the Mahakali caves road by 100 meters following the demolition drive.(HT file photo)

Mumbai civic body carries out demolition drive, razes around 87 structures

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 11:58 PM IST
BMC demolished 57 encroachments at Lower Parel, and 30 illegal structures on Mahakali caves road
An unruly mob damaged five JCBs during a demolition drive at a slum in Kondhwa in Pune, on Thursday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT)
An unruly mob damaged five JCBs during a demolition drive at a slum in Kondhwa in Pune, on Thursday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT)

Demolition drive in Kondhwa: PMC official, 5 cops injured as residents pelt stones to avoid eviction

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar, Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2018 03:07 PM IST
The incident happened at Survey No 46 in Gokulnagar on Katraj-Kondhwa road in Kondhwa where an irate and unruly mob pelted stones and hurled abuses at the officials for attempting to evict them from the encroached area. According to the Kondhwa police, five JCBs were damaged, one PMC official and five policemen escaped with minor injuries. One fire tender came under attack before the police could arrive at the scene.
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