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Experts call for the restoration of Aurangzeb’s Maha fort to make it tourist hub

Aurangabad’s Qila-e-Ark, a palace built by Mughal ruler Aurangzeb, is lying in a dilapidated condition and cultural experts have demanded that it be conserved to make it a tourist attraction.
The fort complex, located in the heart of the Maharashtra city, which is named after Aurangzeb, has suffered damages over a period of time and lost its past glory.(Facebook)
The fort complex, located in the heart of the Maharashtra city, which is named after Aurangzeb, has suffered damages over a period of time and lost its past glory.(Facebook)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 09:29 AM IST
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Calligraphy workshop organised by Srinagar Dist Admin to support, nurture art form

As per Harvinder Singh, Assistant Commissioner, Srinagar, the event was an outreach program meant to support and nurture the art entrepreneurs in Srinagar.
The administration organised the programs in collaboration with some young artists who taught the basics of the calligraphy form to the people who participated in the workshop.(Twitter/@sclsrinagar)
The administration organised the programs in collaboration with some young artists who taught the basics of the calligraphy form to the people who participated in the workshop.(Twitter/@sclsrinagar)
Published on Jan 03, 2021 01:57 PM IST
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Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir | ByAsian News International | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja

Haryana’s BJP-led govt to hold three-day chintan shivir from December 15

This year’s conclave, which will be a scaled down version of the 2017 meet held at a Himachal resort, is being organised at Haryana Niwas in Chandigarh.
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will address the(HT file photo)
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will address the(HT file photo)
Published on Dec 09, 2020 02:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Covid-19 cases, deaths in November down 50% from October in Maharashtra

Maharashtra on Monday added 3,837 fresh Covid-19 infections to push its tally to 1,823,896 and 80 fatalities to take the state’s toll to 47,151.
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2020 11:00 PM IST
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Shimla tightens Covid norms amid spurt in infections

The district administration has curbed the number of people allowed to assemble for social gatherings outside containment zones from 200 to 50
Passengers maintaining social distancing on public transport in Shimla on Wednesday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Passengers maintaining social distancing on public transport in Shimla on Wednesday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 12:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

Asked to clarify stand on Kashmir, J&K High Court Bar Association cancels election, forms ad hoc body

The bar association deferred the voting scheduled on Tuesday after Srinagar district magistrate Shahid Choudhary asked it to explain its position for advocating the “peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute”.
The Srinagar district administration has ordered that no elections would be allowed till the Bar association clarifies its stand on whether it considers Kashmir a dispute or an integral part of India and also provides details of its registration.(Representational photo)
The Srinagar district administration has ordered that no elections would be allowed till the Bar association clarifies its stand on whether it considers Kashmir a dispute or an integral part of India and also provides details of its registration.(Representational photo)
Published on Nov 12, 2020 11:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByAshiq Hussain

Mohali gets the green light for staging Ramlilas

Dayalan said the government had already permitted social, academic, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious and political functions and other congregations outside containment zones with a ceiling of 100 people.
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Updated on Oct 16, 2020 12:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Mohali | ByHT Correspondent, Mohali

In Dehradun, district administration pushes for education of tribal girls

The Dehradun district administration has started admitting girls for the Boxa tribe, many of whom either had dropped out or never been enrolled, to government schools.
Girls from Boxa tribe being admitted in a government school in Vikasnagar area of Dehradun district.(HT PHOTO)
Girls from Boxa tribe being admitted in a government school in Vikasnagar area of Dehradun district.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 30, 2020 05:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy

Stubble burning: Farmers not using straw managing machines to face criminal cases, Rs50,000 to Rs1 lakh fines

Fines of 50,000 will be charged for first time violation, Rs. 75,000 for the second violation and 1 lakh the third time
Smoke rises from straw stubble being burnt in a field after the paddy harvest. Farmers not using the Super Straw Management System (SMS) that chops the paddy residue and mixes it with earth to make mulch will be fined, the Mohali district administration announced on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Smoke rises from straw stubble being burnt in a field after the paddy harvest. Farmers not using the Super Straw Management System (SMS) that chops the paddy residue and mixes it with earth to make mulch will be fined, the Mohali district administration announced on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2020 11:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByHT Correspondent, Mohali

Dehradun administration to probe difference in Covid-19 positivity rate in pvt and govt labs

The positivity rate reported from private labs is 36% while it is 26% for government labs.
There is a 10 per cent difference in positivity rate in Covid-19 tests done through private and government laboratories in Dehradun.(Representative Photo/AP)
There is a 10 per cent difference in positivity rate in Covid-19 tests done through private and government laboratories in Dehradun.(Representative Photo/AP)
Updated on Sep 21, 2020 04:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy

Video recording of wedding to be given to police: Pune dist admin

The district administration has instructed the local police, talathis and government officers at the village level to visit the halls to inspect that all the norms are followed
Shubham Adagale and Namrata Kharat got married In a wedding ceremony following social distancing norms at NIBM road in nationwide lockdown, in Pune.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Shubham Adagale and Namrata Kharat got married In a wedding ceremony following social distancing norms at NIBM road in nationwide lockdown, in Pune.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 05:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByAbhay Khairnar

Farmers lathicharged at Pipli near Kurukshetra for defying prohibitory orders, finally given nod to hold rally

Farmers led by Bharatiya Kisan Union’s Haryana chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni blocked the Delhi-Chandigarh highway for more than two hours in protest; blockade lifted after district administration relented
Police resorting to lathicharge on farmers at Pipli Chowk near Kurukshetra as they defied prohibitory orders to attend a protest rally called by the Bharatiya Kisan Union’s Haryana unit at the Pipli grain market on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Police resorting to lathicharge on farmers at Pipli Chowk near Kurukshetra as they defied prohibitory orders to attend a protest rally called by the Bharatiya Kisan Union’s Haryana unit at the Pipli grain market on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 09:08 PM IST
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On way to Haryana farmers’ protest at Pipli, Meham MLA Balraj Kundu arrested, later released

Despite prohibitory orders, the Independent legislator was going to take part in the rally called against the three farm ordinances promulgated by the Centre; Tosham Congress MLA Kiran Choudhry says govt afraid of protesting farmers
Independent Meham MLA Balraj Kundu (extreme right) and his supporters were finally allowed to proceed to Pipli near Kurukshetra, to take part in the farmers’ protest on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Independent Meham MLA Balraj Kundu (extreme right) and his supporters were finally allowed to proceed to Pipli near Kurukshetra, to take part in the farmers’ protest on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 03:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rohtak | ByHT Correspondent

School bus operators protest outside Ludhiana DC office, seek monetary relief

The protesters said there were over 3,300 bus operators in the city who were struggling financially after the lockdown imposed in March due to the Covid-19 outbreak
Members of School Bus Operators’ Welfare Association protesting against the state government outside the deputy commissioner’s office in Ludhiana on Tuesday. They have threatened to intensify their protests if their demands are not met.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Members of School Bus Operators’ Welfare Association protesting against the state government outside the deputy commissioner’s office in Ludhiana on Tuesday. They have threatened to intensify their protests if their demands are not met.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 11:04 PM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Now, meritorious Kangra girls to be offered free coaching for competitive exams

The girls will be provided coaching through online classes, as many as 26 girls
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Updated on Sep 08, 2020 01:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | ByHT Correspondent, Dharamshala

Four dead, three injured in Kinnaur road mishap

The victims were on their way to Sangla from Raksham when the driver lost control of the vehicle near Kharogala
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Updated on Sep 06, 2020 12:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla

Bar owners seek Himachal govt’s help to revive business

Say bars should not be on the list of prohibited activities as the retail sale of liquor was one of the first activities to be unlocked in all states
Hotels in Himachal Pradesh are set to resume operations in October and the state government has Covid-19 curbs to revive the tourism and hospitality sectors.(HT file photo)
Hotels in Himachal Pradesh are set to resume operations in October and the state government has Covid-19 curbs to revive the tourism and hospitality sectors.(HT file photo)
Published on Aug 27, 2020 04:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

Ludhiana fourth Punjab district to launch Tree for Gun scheme

People to be encouraged to plant saplings besides increasing the green cover of the district by growing at least 54,000 plants annually
Divisional commissioner Chander Gaind (right) addressing media persons in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Divisional commissioner Chander Gaind (right) addressing media persons in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 11:29 PM IST
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Lucknow DM orders probe after Covid patient’s complaint against public health centre

The complainant alleged that after he protested against poor facilities, the hospital staff misbehaved with him and also beat him up.
The patient had made several videos exposing alleged anomalies at the hospital and they had gone viral.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
The patient had made several videos exposing alleged anomalies at the hospital and they had gone viral.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 25, 2020 08:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Covid norms forgotten as hundreds take part in nagar kirtan in Amritsar to mark 416th Parkash Purb of Guru Granth Sahib

Ignoring district administration, SGPC’s appeal to devotees to watch live telecast of the procession amid pandemic, hundreds turned up without maintaining social distancing or wearing masks
Devotees taking part in the religious procession at Golden Temple on Wednesday morning.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Devotees taking part in the religious procession at Golden Temple on Wednesday morning.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 01:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Private hospitals in Mohali asked to increase critical Covid care bed capacity

Hospitals without infrastructure will be helped by the district administration to set up facilities for complicated or critical cases
Hospitals in Mohali have to add more beds to their Covid care facilities.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Hospitals in Mohali have to add more beds to their Covid care facilities.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Published on Aug 18, 2020 11:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByHT Correspondent, Mohali

Vaishno Devi Shrine likely to re-open on August 16

The shrine was closed on March 18 amid the Covid-19 pandemic
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Updated on Aug 14, 2020 05:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Jammu | ByRavi Krishnan Khajuria, Jammu

IMA Ludhiana docs start Covid centre at Lord Mahavira Homeo College

Specialist doctors, medical officers, nurses, ward boys, technicians, sweepers and other staff have been hired to ensure the centre’s smooth functioning, with all expenses paid by IMA Ludhiana
The Covid care centre set up by IMA Ludhiana doctors at Lord Mahavira Homeo College.(HT Photo)
The Covid care centre set up by IMA Ludhiana doctors at Lord Mahavira Homeo College.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2020 09:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

No incentives, long duty hours, say nurses as 60 SPS Hospital staffers go on strike

Nurses allege they are doing double shifts, wear PPE kits for 12 hours which prevents them from going to the toilet or drinking water; and have not been given 200 for Covid duty as promised
Nurses protesting against long duty hours and other grievances at SPS Hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Nurses protesting against long duty hours and other grievances at SPS Hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2020 10:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Pune to have three jumbo Covid care facilities soon

Already, an 800-bed facility is coming up at the Balewadi sports complex.
Ajit Pawar (right), deputy chief minister and Pune guardian minister, along with other civic officials during the review meeting held in the city on Monday(HT PHOTO)
Ajit Pawar (right), deputy chief minister and Pune guardian minister, along with other civic officials during the review meeting held in the city on Monday(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 05:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByAbhay Khairnar

Positivity rate increases during lockdown in Pune city

PMC has not been able to complete this task as the average contact tracing has been 10.79 per cent.
Contract workers in PPE equipment seen sanitizing the ambulance after transporting the body of a coronavirus victim, at Yerwada crematorium, in Pune.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Contract workers in PPE equipment seen sanitizing the ambulance after transporting the body of a coronavirus victim, at Yerwada crematorium, in Pune.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 04:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByDheeraj Bengrut

Ludhiana DC visits Civil Hospital to check Covid-19 facilities

Says bed capacity in level-1 Covid control centres for non-critical patients had been increased to 1,200, and at level-2 centres (for severe cases) to 450
Deputy commissioner Varinder Sharma (third from left) visited the Ludhiana Civil Hospital on Monday.(Hindustan Times)
Deputy commissioner Varinder Sharma (third from left) visited the Ludhiana Civil Hospital on Monday.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 12:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

APMC’s grocery market to reopen on July 20, fresh produce market on July 21

As the district administration had announced the lockdown in the Pune city from July 13 to July 23, the APMC had closed its wholesale markets.
APMC at Market Yard in Pune has been shut from July 14 midnight in line with the 10-day lockdown in the city.(HT PHOTO)
APMC at Market Yard in Pune has been shut from July 14 midnight in line with the 10-day lockdown in the city.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 04:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByAbhay Khairnar

Food safety team inspects Mohali shops, collects 35 samples

Shopkeepers were briefed on the Food Safety Act, and instructed to follow the guidelines issued by the district administration and health department to curb the spread of Covid-19
Quality of various food items and their expiry dates were checked in various shops by the food safety team in Mohali and samples taken through the mobile food testing van being run by the health department.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Quality of various food items and their expiry dates were checked in various shops by the food safety team in Mohali and samples taken through the mobile food testing van being run by the health department.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 12:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByHT Correspondent, Mohali

100-bed Covid care centre underway at Bibwewadi

The hospital will have all the facilities like intensive care unit (ICU), quarantine facility, oxygen supported beds and enough medical staff.
Municipal commissioner Vikram Kumar (second from right) and district collector Naval Kishore Ram (second from left) during a visit to the hospital facility in Bibwewadi, on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Municipal commissioner Vikram Kumar (second from right) and district collector Naval Kishore Ram (second from left) during a visit to the hospital facility in Bibwewadi, on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 05:12 PM IST
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