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Five individuals recount comical instances that happened to them during this lockdown(Illustration: Mitrarun Halder)

5 funny anecdotes

Hindustan Times | By Team HT Brunch
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2020 06:44 AM IST
Five individuals share moments that made them laugh during the lockdown
A firefighter controls the edge of a fire burning near Mangrove Mountain, north of Sydney(AP)
A firefighter controls the edge of a fire burning near Mangrove Mountain, north of Sydney(AP)

Sydney smothered with bushfire smoke, AQI over 12 times worse than ‘hazardous’

Bloomberg | By Edward Johnson
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 10:10 AM IST
The Sydney Opera House and harbor bridge were barely discernible through the thick haze enveloping the city, with smoke stinging the eyes and making it difficult to breathe.
Pedestrians are seen wearing masks as smoke haze from bushfires in New South Wales blankets the CBD in Sydney, Australia.(REUTERS)
Pedestrians are seen wearing masks as smoke haze from bushfires in New South Wales blankets the CBD in Sydney, Australia.(REUTERS)

Sydney choked by haze from Australia bush fires, AQI 11 times more than hazardous level

Sydney | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 01:47 PM IST
Local health officials advised people to stay indoors as much as possible and those with heart and lung problems were told to avoid all outdoor activity.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel deployed at the spot where a fire broke out in a plastic factory, at Anaj Mandi, Filmistan, in New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel deployed at the spot where a fire broke out in a plastic factory, at Anaj Mandi, Filmistan, in New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

‘No safety gear, fire alarm, escape route’, says Delhi Police’s FIR

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny and Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 07:15 AM IST
The blaze broke out at the five-storey building in Anaj Mandi early on Sunday, killing many of the 70 workers who slept on the floor at night. The police said they were still looking for clues to ascertain the cause of the fire.
Minneapolis firefighters leave after a deadly fire at a high-rise apartment building, in background(AP)
Minneapolis firefighters leave after a deadly fire at a high-rise apartment building, in background(AP)

5 dead, 3 injured in Minneapolis high-rise fire

Minneapolis | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 04:01 AM IST
The chief called it “a very chaotic scenario,” and said firefighters had to go up multiple flights of stairs while people were coming down. He said residents on floors above the fire were told to shelter in place.
“By the time we returned to his room, the fire had spread. We called up the police and Delhi fire services. Then, my father and I rushed out to alert the other residents of the building,” he said.(HT Photo)
“By the time we returned to his room, the fire had spread. We called up the police and Delhi fire services. Then, my father and I rushed out to alert the other residents of the building,” he said.(HT Photo)

Fire in Pitampura’s 10-storey building, 100 residents saved

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 05:29 AM IST
Jain said most of the occupants were asleep and they went door-to-door trying to wake up residents.
Science Point coaching centre near Gopalpura are in process of getting fire safety equipments but in case of a fire in the middle storeys of the building students will have to run to the top floor to use the staircase to exit.(HTPhoto)
Science Point coaching centre near Gopalpura are in process of getting fire safety equipments but in case of a fire in the middle storeys of the building students will have to run to the top floor to use the staircase to exit.(HTPhoto)

Multiple coaching centres in Jaipur run illegally without fire safety measures

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 08:07 AM IST
The building structures of these coaching centres vary as some run out of more than two-storeyed buildings; others run in the basement and even single rooms with single exits.
Nisha Shekhawat, manager of the one such coaching institute near the Gopalpura Bypass in Jaipur said the there is only one exit at the centre and classes are held in the basement.(Ht Photo)
Nisha Shekhawat, manager of the one such coaching institute near the Gopalpura Bypass in Jaipur said the there is only one exit at the centre and classes are held in the basement.(Ht Photo)

Coaching centres in Jaipur, Kota found flouting fire safety guidelines

Hindustan Times, Jaipur/Kota | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 10:46 PM IST
Jaipur chief fire officer Jagdish Phulwaria said the Jaipur Municipal Corporation had conducted a safety audit of such coaching institutes in 2018, of which 100 were issued notices for flouting fire safety norms.
Rashida Lokhandwalla’s store, Zarrin Arts, stocks the most colourful trimmings and frills for ridas and offers customisation and embroidery work fas well.(Rachel Lopez/HT)
Rashida Lokhandwalla’s store, Zarrin Arts, stocks the most colourful trimmings and frills for ridas and offers customisation and embroidery work fas well.(Rachel Lopez/HT)

Mumbaiwale: Mohalla shopping on a whole new level

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 08:50 AM IST
If you’re headed for iftaar to Bhendi Bazaar, stop by a new shopping centre that has the area’s oldest businesses
Another issue that comes to the fore following the Arpit Hotel fire, is the owners’ wilful violation of the laws.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File Photo)
Another issue that comes to the fore following the Arpit Hotel fire, is the owners’ wilful violation of the laws.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File Photo)

OPINION | Need strong punishment for lapses to improve fire safety

PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2019 03:10 AM IST
The cancellation of fire safety certificates of a large number of hotels and guest houses by the Delhi government in the aftermath of the Arpit hotel fire is a welcome step.
(iStock)
(iStock)

Here’s how to make your home smart in a sustainable way

Hindustan Times | By Aishwarya Iyer
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 02:00 PM IST
It’s not all smooth sailing when it comes to home automation. See how developers are tackling issues such as slow network speeds, backup and maintenance.
A woman sits with her Border Terrier dog on the second day of the Crufts dog show.(AFP)
A woman sits with her Border Terrier dog on the second day of the Crufts dog show.(AFP)

Dog helpers are giving a new lease of life to disabled owners in Britain

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2018 09:59 AM IST
In Britain, dog helpers are being trained to not just help the blind or partially sighted, but also to recognise a variety of sounds for the deaf or detect the signs of an impending epileptic fit.
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