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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath pays tribute to Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad president Mahant Narendra Giri Maharaj in Prayagraj on Tuesday. (PTI)

Akhara head’s disciple held for suicide abetment, UP forms SIT

PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 11:27 PM IST
A purported suicide note by Hindu seer Narendra Giri named his disciple and the Math’s de-facto number 2 till recently, Anand Giri, Bade Hanuman Temple priest Aadya Tiwari, and his son Sandeep Tiwari of harassing him, UP police said.
US President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the 76th UNGA on Tuesday. In his remarks, Biden underlined the importance of the Quad, while he asked UN members to jointly combat Covid-19 and climate change. (AP)
US President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the 76th UNGA on Tuesday. In his remarks, Biden underlined the importance of the Quad, while he asked UN members to jointly combat Covid-19 and climate change. (AP)

At UNGA, Joe Biden calls for cooperation on Covid-19, climate change; hails Quad

By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 11:24 PM IST
In an address at the UNGA, US President Joe Biden called on UN members to come together to tackle hurdles such as climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic, while he also pointed to the importance of the Quad grouping
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan is heading the BJP election panel for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. (HT file photo)
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan is heading the BJP election panel for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. (HT file photo)

Uttar Pradesh assembly polls: New BJP panel in Lucknow today to prepare blueprint

By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 11:22 PM IST
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan, a prominent OBC face of the party, is heading the election team for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls
RDF and plastic are segregated by trommel machines in the process of bio-mining of legacy waste at the Okhla landfill. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
RDF and plastic are segregated by trommel machines in the process of bio-mining of legacy waste at the Okhla landfill. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

SDMC empanels 13 agencies to dispose biomining waste from Okhla landfill

PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 11:20 PM IST
The agencies empanelled have been tasked with lifting refuse- derived fuel from the landfill and dispose it in an environment- friendly manner.
The ordinance on OBC quota in local body polls can be promulgated only after the governor’s approval.
The ordinance on OBC quota in local body polls can be promulgated only after the governor’s approval.

OBC quota in local body polls: Maharashtra sends ordinance to governor for final approval

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 11:20 PM IST
The Maharashtra government has sent the ordinance to provide reservation to the Other Backward Classes (OBC) in the local bodies elections to governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for final approval.
The victim was allegedly waylaid and stabbed as a road rage argument escalated and turned violent near Shriram Colony. (Representative image/Getty Images & iStockphoto)
The victim was allegedly waylaid and stabbed as a road rage argument escalated and turned violent near Shriram Colony. (Representative image/Getty Images & iStockphoto)

Road rage argument turns violent, man stabbed by group of eight

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2021 11:19 PM IST
According to the complainant, identified as Anirudh Yadav, a scooter hit his car near New Colony on Monday evening when he was returning home after dropping his sister at Shriram Colony. He said that the collision led to a minor argument of road rage that turned violent
Diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years cannot ply in the NCR due to high levels of air pollution. Poor air quality is a major concern during winter. (HT Archive)
Diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years cannot ply in the NCR due to high levels of air pollution. Poor air quality is a major concern during winter. (HT Archive)

Air quality management: Old vehicles to be impounded on roads ahead of winter pollution spike

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2021 11:19 PM IST
Adhering to the NGT directions, traffic police is going to launch a full-scale drive against petrol and diesel vehicles older than 15 and 10 years, respectively. The drive is being launched keeping air quality management across NCR in mind, said officials
DTCP officials said that the eco-friendly farmhouse has to be developed as a self-sustainable unit, with solar lighting, ways to ensure 100% treatment of all waste, including water, and no generation of effluents allowed. (HT Archive)
DTCP officials said that the eco-friendly farmhouse has to be developed as a self-sustainable unit, with solar lighting, ways to ensure 100% treatment of all waste, including water, and no generation of effluents allowed. (HT Archive)

Eco-friendly, self-sustainable farmhouses allowed in agriculture zones

By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 11:19 PM IST
Under a new policy approved on September 17, eco-friendly farmhouses can be constructed in agriculture zones of hyper, high, medium and low potentials, at a minimum distance of 500 metres from urban zones. As per the policy, a farmhouse in an agriculture zone can be a house constructed as the main dwelling unit or an ancillary unit
Notices of building plan violations were mainly issued to property owners in private licensed colonies of Sushant Lok 1 to 3, DLF Phases 1 and 3, South City 1 and 2, and Palam Vihar. (HT Archive)
Notices of building plan violations were mainly issued to property owners in private licensed colonies of Sushant Lok 1 to 3, DLF Phases 1 and 3, South City 1 and 2, and Palam Vihar. (HT Archive)

Building plan violation: Owners of 60 properties in private licensed colonies served notices

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 11:19 PM IST
The Department of Town and Country Planning on Tuesday issued notices to owners of 57 residential properties and three commercial ones in private licensed colonies over offences including building plan violations and additional changes, particularly after obtaining occupancy certificates
Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya paying his last respects to Mahant Narendra Giri at Baghambari Math ashram in Prayagraj on Tuesday. (Anil Kumar Maurya/HT)
Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya paying his last respects to Mahant Narendra Giri at Baghambari Math ashram in Prayagraj on Tuesday. (Anil Kumar Maurya/HT)

Met Mahant Narendra Giri on Sept 19, he was quite normal then: Maurya

PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 11:18 PM IST
Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said that the state government was ready for any investigation and even a CBI probe, if needed, would be ordered into Mahant Narendra Giri ‘s death.
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