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A view of demolished structures after DDA officials took action against encroachments at Batla House in Okhla, New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Hundreds rendered homeless as DDA demolishes slum near Dhobi Ghat in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 10:04 AM IST
Residents said around 50 to 70 huts were demolished. Senior DDA officials said there are around 200 temporary structures on DDA land and Thursday’s drive helped free up 2.5 acres.
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MC exploring plan to auction dhobi ghats

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 12:24 AM IST
A committee constituted to generate revenues from dhobi ghats on Monday approved open and e-auctions for the sites. The issue will now be tabled in the MC’s general house meeting for its approval
Hospital linen and uniforms drying at dhobi ghat number 28, on Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg.(HT)
Hospital linen and uniforms drying at dhobi ghat number 28, on Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg.(HT)

With hotels shut, hospital linen keeping Dhobi Ghats busy — but workers wary of infections

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 05:53 AM IST
Manish Kumar, one of the laundry men at this dhobi ghat, says ever since the government announced a nationwide lockdown to control the Covid-19 outbreak, laundry services in the area stopped receiving clothes from restaurants, salons and government quarters in the vicinity.
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Dussehra train tragedy: GRP’s SIT seeks ‘action taken’ reports against 7 MC officials

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By anil.kumar@htlive.com, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2020 10:17 PM IST
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Amritsar train tragedy: Magisterial probe gives train driver benefit of doubt

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2019 10:56 PM IST
The probe report that was made public by the Punjab Human Rights Organization (PHRO), an NGO, on Saturday, has put light on the role of the loko pilot in 5th section of the report in detail.
Aamir Khan along with his wife, film director and screenwriter Kiran Rao Khan, pose for photographs on his 54th birthday at his residence in Mumbai on March 14, 2019.(AFP)
Aamir Khan along with his wife, film director and screenwriter Kiran Rao Khan, pose for photographs on his 54th birthday at his residence in Mumbai on March 14, 2019.(AFP)

Aamir Khan reveals his plans to retire from acting: ‘The moment I become a full-fledged filmmaker I will stop acting’

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 09:03 AM IST
Talking to the media in Mumbai, Aamir Khan said that he is keen on filmmaking but his focus right now is on acting as it excites him. He also said that the day he turns a filmmaker, he will quit acting.
A division bench of justices BR Gavai and MS Karnik recently rejected petitions filed by Dhobi Jan Vikas Sanstha and a few washermen, who have licences to wash and dry clothes .(FILE)
A division bench of justices BR Gavai and MS Karnik recently rejected petitions filed by Dhobi Jan Vikas Sanstha and a few washermen, who have licences to wash and dry clothes .(FILE)

Bombay HC paves the way for redevelopment of Dhobi Ghat

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2018 12:38 AM IST
A division bench of justices BR Gavai and MS Karnik recently rejected petitions filed by Dhobi Jan Vikas Sanstha and a few washermen, who have licences to wash and dry clothes .
Security on high alert as the first train passes by before resumption of railway services since the train accident, in Amritsar, Sunday, Oct 21, 2018.(PTI)
Security on high alert as the first train passes by before resumption of railway services since the train accident, in Amritsar, Sunday, Oct 21, 2018.(PTI)

Amritsar train accident: Warned people 10 times not to stand on tracks, says event organiser

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 07:31 PM IST
Saurabh Madan alias Mithu, who went into hiding after kin of the victims in Friday’s tragedy blamed him, said there were no lapses from his side.
The family members of a train accident victim at the Shiv Puri cremation ground near Durgiana Temple in Amritsar on Sunday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
The family members of a train accident victim at the Shiv Puri cremation ground near Durgiana Temple in Amritsar on Sunday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Had no info about function from Amritsar police: GRP

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma, Amritsar
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 10:44 AM IST
Say it was local police that gave NOC for the event; an MC fire tender was at the spot even as civic body denies giving permission for function.
Navjot Kaur Sidhu, wife of Punjab minister of Tourism, Cultural Affairs comes out of a hospital after enquiring about the well being of train accident victims, in Amritsar, Friday, Oct 19, 2018.(PTI)
Navjot Kaur Sidhu, wife of Punjab minister of Tourism, Cultural Affairs comes out of a hospital after enquiring about the well being of train accident victims, in Amritsar, Friday, Oct 19, 2018.(PTI)

Amritsar train accident: Gateman should have alerted driver to slow train down, says Navjot Kaur Sidhu

Amritsar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 10:31 PM IST
Navjot Kaur Sidhu said before she went on the dais, four to five announcements were made from the stage, urging people not to stand on railway tracks.
The BMC has already sent notices to 25 cowsheds asking them to relocate.(HT File Photo)
The BMC has already sent notices to 25 cowsheds asking them to relocate.(HT File Photo)

Mumbai civic body plans to clear cowsheds from Dahisar river bank and reduce water pollution

HIndustan Times | By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 03:10 PM IST
The BMC has also asked washermen who use the dhobi ghat on the banks to set up a sewage treatment plant so that untreated water does not flow into the river
The BMC is not only restoring the grade-3 heritage site, but also introducing washing machines and mechanised drying areas.(HT Fie Photo)
The BMC is not only restoring the grade-3 heritage site, but also introducing washing machines and mechanised drying areas.(HT Fie Photo)

Mumbai’s 150-year-old Dhobi Ghat to get makeover, washing machines over next 3 years

Hindustan Times | By Geetanjali Gurlhosur, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 11:09 AM IST
The Slum Rehabilitation Authority has started a redevelopment project on the 12.5-acre plot, which includes refurbishing the open laundry
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