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Devidas Aarde from Chandgaon village in Indapur taluka, Pune district is contesting election(HT PHOTO)

Students go back home to villages as poll candidates

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Dheeraj Bengrut
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Some of them boast got huge support in their villages, and expect to win the election “bin virodh” (without opposition)
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Villagers in Chhattisgarh district protest over mining nod, arrest of 6 tribals

Hindustan Times, Bastar/Raipur | By S Kareemuddin and Ritesh Mishra
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 02:56 PM IST
Tribal leaders of the Bastar region have supported the protest and demanded an immediate release of the six alleged Maoists.
While bathing and drinking water has not been a major concern for most of them, using the toilets has been.(PTI)
While bathing and drinking water has not been a major concern for most of them, using the toilets has been.(PTI)

No toilets, a sanitation challenge at farmer agitation sites in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 12:50 AM IST
With no toilets made available for them at the city’s borders, the farmers are compelled to either use empty plots and agricultural fields or are at the mercy of the goodwill of local residents, fuel stations owners and a few businesses that have remained open around them.
Based on recent reported rates of household groundwater use for rural and urban areas, they estimate that about 18–30 million people in India are currently at risk of high exposure to arsenic through their drinking water supply.(HT Photo)
Based on recent reported rates of household groundwater use for rural and urban areas, they estimate that about 18–30 million people in India are currently at risk of high exposure to arsenic through their drinking water supply.(HT Photo)

Scientists identify new potential groundwater ‘arsenic hotspots’ in India

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2020 02:47 PM IST
Arsenic in drinking water obtained from wells is the cause of severe health outcomes, including premature deaths from cancers and cardiovascular disease in many parts of the world and particularly in the Indian subcontinent, the researchers said.
The husband claimed that the woman had mental health problems but couldn’t produce any medical record to corroborate his claim.(HT Photo)
The husband claimed that the woman had mental health problems but couldn’t produce any medical record to corroborate his claim.(HT Photo)

Haryana woman locked in toilet by husband for over a year, rescued: Officials

Hindustan Times, Karnal | By Neeraj Mohan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 03:59 PM IST
The government officials who rescued the woman said she had become frail and was lying in a unhygienic condition inside a small toilet.
Nalgonda in Telangana was the worst-affected district due to the disease that affects bones and teeth. (Photo @KTRTRS)
Nalgonda in Telangana was the worst-affected district due to the disease that affects bones and teeth. (Photo @KTRTRS)

Telangana minister tweets state is fluorosis-free, cites Centre’s report

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 05:49 PM IST
However, Fluorosis Vimochana Samithi, an NGO working in Nalgonda’s affected areas, said the problem still persisted in several villages.
Amitabh and Rashmi tied the knot in 2014.
Amitabh and Rashmi tied the knot in 2014.

Rashmi& Amitabh Shah – Making a difference through a love story

UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 03:21 PM IST
Both of them gave up their well-paying careers, probably much to the shock of friends and family, to work in for this endeavour and make the most of their education, experience and intent.
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Chandigarh MC to charge for NoC to eateries and schools

Hindustan Times, chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 12:06 AM IST
There is no charge currently for NoCs, which are issued by the MC’s medical officer
Praanaadhar, an NGO co-founded in 2012 by two sisters -- Prakriti Singh, and Suhasini Singh -- is carrying out this initiative. (representational image)(HT Photos)
Praanaadhar, an NGO co-founded in 2012 by two sisters -- Prakriti Singh, and Suhasini Singh -- is carrying out this initiative. (representational image)(HT Photos)

Delhi NGO set to install contact-free washbasins, water purification systems in schools

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2020 11:07 AM IST
Praanaadhar’s primary objective is the installation of water purification systems in rural areas in and around Delhi to improve the quality of drinking water.
Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday ordered Deputy Commissioner of Dumka to provide pure drinking water to the residents of Jojotola in Masalia block.(HT File)
Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday ordered Deputy Commissioner of Dumka to provide pure drinking water to the residents of Jojotola in Masalia block.(HT File)

After Jharkhand CM’s order, tribals of Masalia get handpump for drinking water

Ranchi | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2020 12:38 PM IST
After the Chief Minister’s direction, Deputy Commissioner Dumka told the Chief Minister that the Engineer and Block Development Officer of Drinking Water Department were asked to go to Masliya to take stock of the situation for necessary action in the case.
Nitish Kumar is not just a visionary, but an energetic doer. A product of socialist and youth movements, his politics and policies are guided by principles of equality, justice, social welfare and progress. He stands out among the select group of politicians who have been in public life for over four decades(PTI)
Nitish Kumar is not just a visionary, but an energetic doer. A product of socialist and youth movements, his politics and policies are guided by principles of equality, justice, social welfare and progress. He stands out among the select group of politicians who have been in public life for over four decades(PTI)

For his vision and actions, Bihar trusts Nitish Kumar | Opinion

By Sanjay Kumar Jha
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 07:12 PM IST
He has transformed Bihar’s development map for the better, empowered people, revived the image of the state
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20 million rural houses got tap water in 2019; total at 51 million

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 04:29 AM IST
India has 189 million rural households, according to the official data. Till August 16, cumulatively over a four-year period, 51 million households, or 27% of the total, were provided with tap water connection under the joint Centre-state Jal Jeevan mission, data analysed by HT shows.
India has 189 million rural households, according to the official data.(AFP)
India has 189 million rural households, according to the official data.(AFP)

Jal Jeevan: 51 million rural households now have tap water, according to govt data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 06:17 AM IST
Over 120 million households lack access to clean water near their homes, the highest in the world, according to UN-Water.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 10:41 PM IST
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 Rs 200 for Covid duty as promised
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Manipur Water Supply Project through video conferencing on Thursday.(Pic: YouTube/Narendra Modi)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Manipur Water Supply Project through video conferencing on Thursday.(Pic: YouTube/Narendra Modi)

‘Raksha Bandhan gift to women’: PM Modi inaugurates Manipur water supply project

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 11:34 AM IST
The Manipur Water Supply project is an important component of the efforts of the state government to achieve the goal of ‘Har Ghar Jal’ by 2024.
States have also been asked to ensure that portable water supply, an essential service is maintained and necessary arrangements for manpower, chemicals, water testing, operation and maintenance are in place.(Yogendra Kumar/HT file photo. Representative image)
States have also been asked to ensure that portable water supply, an essential service is maintained and necessary arrangements for manpower, chemicals, water testing, operation and maintenance are in place.(Yogendra Kumar/HT file photo. Representative image)

Centre asks states to ensure adequate safe drinking water supply during lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 01:43 PM IST
In a letter that was sent on April 13, the ministry has said that state governments can use the flexi funds under the Jal Jeevan mission to meet the requirements that have arisen on account of the pandemic
Without furnishing identity proofs, night shelters in Chandigarh refused to admit the homeless even as the facilities themselves reeled under shortage of supplies.(HT PHOTO)
Without furnishing identity proofs, night shelters in Chandigarh refused to admit the homeless even as the facilities themselves reeled under shortage of supplies.(HT PHOTO)

Coronavirus curfew: We are at the mercy of god, cry Chandigarh’s homeless

Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2020 12:37 AM IST
The 600-bed night shelters in the city don’t accept people without ID proofs like Aadhaar
In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Odisha chief minister has said: “We are all at present fighting against Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic. (Photo by Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)(Arabinda Mahapatra)
In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Odisha chief minister has said: “We are all at present fighting against Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic. (Photo by Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)(Arabinda Mahapatra)

Naveen Patnaik writes to Centre for deferment of Census, NPR

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2020 04:07 AM IST
The first phase of Census 2020 – houses are listed in this – and the updating of NPR was to start from April 1 and end on 30 September.
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Anganwadi staff protesting for job regularisation, pay hike detained

Hindustan Times, Punjab | By HT Correspondent, Sangrur/bathinda
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2020 10:51 PM IST
The protesters demanded increase in their pay scale and re-admission of children aged between 3 and 6- at anganwari centres.
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Hepatitis E toll in Fatehgarh Sahib rises to 39

Hindustan Times, Fatehgarh Sahib | By Harmandeep Singh, Fatehgarh Sahib
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2020 10:27 PM IST
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman underlined that the NDA government will continue to push for the next phase after its initial target of making India open defecation free (ODF). The ODF Plus will focus on better waste management to ensure higher levels of cleanliness.(AJAY AGGARWAL/HT PHOTO.)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman underlined that the NDA government will continue to push for the next phase after its initial target of making India open defecation free (ODF). The ODF Plus will focus on better waste management to ensure higher levels of cleanliness.(AJAY AGGARWAL/HT PHOTO.)

In Budget 2020-21, PM Modi’s Swachh Bharat scheme gets 28% hike in allocation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 07:37 PM IST
The Swachh Bharat Mission was allotted Rs 9,638 crore in the revised estimate in FY2019-20. Presenting India’s first general budget in the new decade, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman allotted Rs 12,294 crore for the programme, a hike of 27.5%.
(From left) Councillor Satbir Singh Dhanoa and chairman of labour law committee, Mohali Industries’ Association, Jasbir Singh, interacting with staff during a surprise check at ESI Hospital in Phase 7, Mohali, on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
(From left) Councillor Satbir Singh Dhanoa and chairman of labour law committee, Mohali Industries’ Association, Jasbir Singh, interacting with staff during a surprise check at ESI Hospital in Phase 7, Mohali, on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

14 ghost patients’ names come up during surprise check at Mohali ESI Hospital

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2020 01:11 AM IST
During a visit, members of Mohali Industries’ Association and area councillor found that names of 18 patients were registered at the hospital, while only four of them were physically present in the wards
The higher reaches received a fresh spell of snow.(HTphoto)
The higher reaches received a fresh spell of snow.(HTphoto)

Mercury plunges across Himachal; mild snow in Shimla

Hindustan Times, Chnadigarh | By HT Correspondents, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2019 10:48 PM IST
Rain witnessed at isolated places across the state
Rahul Nair, a Professor of Materials Physics at the National Graphene Institute is experimenting with graphene to make saltwater drinkable through innovative filtering techniques. (Representative image)(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Rahul Nair, a Professor of Materials Physics at the National Graphene Institute is experimenting with graphene to make saltwater drinkable through innovative filtering techniques. (Representative image)(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Indian-origin scientist tackles water scarcity challenge with graphene in UK

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 10:10 PM IST
Rahul Nair, a Professor of Materials Physics at the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at the University of Manchester, has demonstrated the real-world potential of using a graphene-oxide membrane as a sieve to filter salt from water cleasnly and cheaply.
Union minister for consumer affairs, food and public distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Union minister for consumer affairs, food and public distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘I dare you’: Ram Vilas Paswan to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal over report on ‘undrinkable’ water

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 07:05 PM IST
All water samples taken from Delhi failed on all 19 parameters, pushing the Capital’s ranking to last. Fourteen other states, too, failed in all parameters.
The Tamil Nadu government is taking necessary steps to provide adequate drinking water facility in all schools.(GETTY IMAGES.)
The Tamil Nadu government is taking necessary steps to provide adequate drinking water facility in all schools.(GETTY IMAGES.)

In Tamil Nadu, students to get ten-minute break for drinking water

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 11:55 PM IST
Kerala has a similar system of ringing of a ‘Water Bell’, which serves as a reminder for students to drink water. Karnataka announced earlier this week that it would follow the Kerala model.
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81-yr-old branded witch in Mandi village is widow of a war veteran

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Roop Upadhyay, Mandi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2019 10:45 PM IST
In a conversation with Hindustan Times, the victim Rajdei revealed that she is the wife of a war veteran who had fought the 1971 India-Pakistan war and was injured grievously
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Bids open, Gujarat firm likelyto get Tribune flyover project in Chandigarh

HT Correspondent | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 12:50 AM IST
Now, the approval of Tender Evaluation Committer of the Union government will be taken, and after that, if the company fulfils all parameters, work will be allotted
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Tenders floated for canal-based drinking water project in Patiala

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2019 09:49 PM IST
With this, pure drinking water will be available round-the-clock, water-borne diseases can be prevented in the city; water tanks and treatment plant to be built
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