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A view of the Dadumajra dumping ground in Chandigarh.(HT files)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: It’s time for tricity to clean up its act

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 10:22 PM IST
The blame for not developing clean and green cities rests squarely on the administrative failure and lack of accountability. All that the powers that be seem to be doing currently is passing the buck instead of coming out with a coherent time-bound strategy to improve things
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Newborn girl’s body found in garbage dump in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 11:55 PM IST
A case was registered under Section 318; three other cases of female infanticide were reported in the city earlier this year
Locked toilets at the community health centre in Ludhiana on Monday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Locked toilets at the community health centre in Ludhiana on Monday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

SMO orders closure of toilets in Ludhiana, visitors face inconvenience

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 10:32 PM IST
The closure of the toilets has left the differently-abled and pregnant women at the receiving end
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Now, foetus found in tubewell in Sector 56, Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 12:54 AM IST
Found wrapped in newspaper, the foetus was taken to GMSH-16 for examination; its sex is yet to be detected, police said

Bodies of two newborn girls found in manhole and garbage dump in Chandigarh

UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 12:49 AM IST
Police and municipal workers were left baffled after bodies of two newborn girls were recovered from two different places — a manhole in Sector 56 and a garbage dump in Sector 33 — within a span of half an hour in Chandigarh
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Badnore inaugurates legacy waste mining project at Dadumajra

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 01:06 AM IST
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Five arrested, police say 25 cases of theft, snatching solved

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 10:38 PM IST
Heaps of garbage near Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Gurdaspur district on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Heaps of garbage near Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Gurdaspur district on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Garbage dots Dera Baba Nanak

Hindustan Times, Dera Baba Nanak | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 10:32 PM IST
A garbage dump close to historic Sikh shrine is an eyesore ahead of opening of Kartarpur corridor
A heap of garbage under the flyover near the bus stand in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)
A heap of garbage under the flyover near the bus stand in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)

Flyover wall collapse: Spaces beneath bridges stay prone to rats as garbage not removed

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Harsimran Singh Batra
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 11:41 PM IST
The report of inquiry into the retaining wall collapse in May last year clearly stated garbage dumps below bridges should be removed to protect them from damage by rats
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Four Leisure Valleys to be set up in Ludhiana: Ashu

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 10:23 PM IST
Says work on two valleys near DAV School in BRS Nagar and Lodhi
The child had gone missing on Monday while playing near her home.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The child had gone missing on Monday while playing near her home.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Mutilated body of 8-year-old girl found in UP’s Kasganj, minor suspect missing

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 08:10 AM IST
The murder of the eight-year-old girl in Kasganj comes a month after a three-year-old girl was murdered and her mutilated body was thrown on a garbage dump in Aligarh.
A three-member committee began its probe to find the source of human skeletal remains found near SKMCH in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, where most of the patients diagnosed with AES are being treated.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
A three-member committee began its probe to find the source of human skeletal remains found near SKMCH in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, where most of the patients diagnosed with AES are being treated.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)

3-day deadline to solve Muzaffarpur skeletons mystery. Probe begins

Hidustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 08:42 PM IST
Human skeletal remains were found strewn near a garbage dump and in the bushes close to the post-mortem section of the state-run SKMCH last Saturday.
The security was beefed in the town after a message about “Tappal chalo [move to Tappal]” for a “mahapanchayat [big gathering]” to seek justice for the girl went viral on social media on Sunday.(HT Photo)
The security was beefed in the town after a message about “Tappal chalo [move to Tappal]” for a “mahapanchayat [big gathering]” to seek justice for the girl went viral on social media on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Aligarh remains on edge over 3-year-old’s murder

Hindustan Times, Agra | By Hemendra Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 11:57 PM IST
The girl’s mutilated body was recovered from a garbage dump after she was abducted over a monetary dispute days earlier. Four accused in the case have been arrested.
The police suspect that the murder was the result of a monetary dispute between the child’s father, Banwarilal Sharma and Zahid.(HT Photo)
The police suspect that the murder was the result of a monetary dispute between the child’s father, Banwarilal Sharma and Zahid.(HT Photo)

Magisterial probe into killing of girl in Aligarh, 2 more held

Hindustan Times, Tappal (Aligarh) | By Hemendra Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 11:57 PM IST
Mehdi Hasan and Shagufta (32) were arrested on Saturday by the Uttar Pradesh police, which had formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Friday.
Aligarh’s police chief Akash Kulhari briefs reporters on the probe into the murder of a three-year-old girl.(ANI)
Aligarh’s police chief Akash Kulhari briefs reporters on the probe into the murder of a three-year-old girl.(ANI)

Police to file charge sheet in UP girl’s murder as parents seek death penalty

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 04:23 PM IST
The toddler’s mutilated body was found on June 2 near her home after she went missing on May 30.
Rape cases across India are on the rise with even erstwhile safe metros such as Bangalore and Kolkata reporting violent crimes against women. Raj K Raj/HT Photo(HT Photo/ Representative Image)
Rape cases across India are on the rise with even erstwhile safe metros such as Bangalore and Kolkata reporting violent crimes against women. Raj K Raj/HT Photo(HT Photo/ Representative Image)

‘She could have been rescued if cops acted swiftly’ says father of Tappal girl

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2019 10:18 AM IST
On May 30, the child went missing, but the police registered a case of kidnapping on May 31. Her body was found in a garbage dump near her house in Tappal town, near Aligarh, two days later.
One of the two men arrested for the horrific murder of a toddler that has sparked off national outrage had been accused of raping his daughter five years ago. (Representative Image)(PTI)
One of the two men arrested for the horrific murder of a toddler that has sparked off national outrage had been accused of raping his daughter five years ago. (Representative Image)(PTI)

Man arrested for UP girl’s murder was also accused of raping own daughter: Cop

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 11:05 AM IST
The girl’s parents alleged the body was hidden at the home of one of the accused but later thrown onto the garbage dump because it started decomposing in the summer heat.
Two men - Zahid and Aslam - have been arrested in connection with the crime against the child, whose body was found from a garbage dump near her house three days after she went missing from Tappal on May 31.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
Two men - Zahid and Aslam - have been arrested in connection with the crime against the child, whose body was found from a garbage dump near her house three days after she went missing from Tappal on May 31.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)

Police form SIT to probe 3-yr-old’s brutal murder in UP’s Tappal, suspend 5 cops

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 02:36 PM IST
The body of the child, mutilated and eyes gouged out, was found on June 2 in Tappal, around 50km from Aligarh, sparking widespread condemnation and protests in the area.
An initial probe has indicated that the killing was the fallout of a monetary dispute.(PTI FILE)
An initial probe has indicated that the killing was the fallout of a monetary dispute.(PTI FILE)

Accused to be booked under NSA after toddler killed, eyes gouged out in UP

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 10:20 AM IST
The two accused have been identified as Zahid and Aslam. Kulhari said the process has begun to charge the duo under the NSA in view of the gravity of the crime and to have the case fast-tracked.
Workers from a recycling company load the garbage collected and brought from Mount Everest in Kathmandu, Nepal June 5, 2019.(Reuters Photo)
Workers from a recycling company load the garbage collected and brought from Mount Everest in Kathmandu, Nepal June 5, 2019.(Reuters Photo)

Nepal finds 4 corpses, tonnes of garbage in cleanliness drive on Mount Everest

Kathmandu | By Pres Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 09:39 PM IST
Of the total 11,000 kg rubbish, 1,000 kg was brought down from the Everest on the first day of the cleaning campaign.
Residents of Gwal Pahari, Mandi, Baliawas and Kot suspect that pollution from the landfill has something to do with groundwater pollution.(HTPhotos)
Residents of Gwal Pahari, Mandi, Baliawas and Kot suspect that pollution from the landfill has something to do with groundwater pollution.(HTPhotos)

Bandhwari poison is spreading, fear residents

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2019 01:48 AM IST
Residents of Gwal Pahari, Mandi, Baliawas and Kot continue to be reliant on groundwater for daily sustenance but fear it has been polluted by the landfill situated a few kilometres upstream.
Jori’s death, recorded earlier as an accidental death report at Kothrud police station, was registered under Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (destruction of evidence).(HT/PHOTO)
Jori’s death, recorded earlier as an accidental death report at Kothrud police station, was registered under Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (destruction of evidence).(HT/PHOTO)

One arrested for killing, dumping man’s body in Pune’s Kothrud garbage dump

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 04:18 PM IST
According to AM Kharat, sub-inspector at Kothrud police station, the arrested man, identified as Jairam Sitaram Parmar, 30, is a resident of Kishkindanagar
Green activists are planning to replace the garbage inside the river with greeneries all along its bank.(HT File Photo)
Green activists are planning to replace the garbage inside the river with greeneries all along its bank.(HT File Photo)

‘Agra citizens launch drive to rid Yamuna of garbage’

Agra | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2018 05:58 PM IST
After the water level went down, the garbage dumps have resurfaced and are attracting insects, mosquitoes and even bodies of animals are piling up on the river bed spreading the stink.
Officials said 10 fire tenders and 30 firefighters reached the spot and doused the flames.(ANI/Video Grab)
Officials said 10 fire tenders and 30 firefighters reached the spot and doused the flames.(ANI/Video Grab)

Massive fire at garbage dump in Delhi’s Jangpura, no injuries

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 11:10 AM IST
At least 20 shanties were gutted in a massive fire that broke out at a garbage dump in New Delhi’s Jangpura area early on Monday, officials said.
All officials and cleanliness workers in Gurugram have been asked to download the app so that complaints can be resolved in the required time frame.(Bloomberg/Pic for representational purposes only)
All officials and cleanliness workers in Gurugram have been asked to download the app so that complaints can be resolved in the required time frame.(Bloomberg/Pic for representational purposes only)

Centre’s Swachhta App launched in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Anurit Kanti
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 02:21 PM IST
Resolution time is 12 hours as compared to 48 hours in the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram’s application.
Zirakpur residents clicking selfies with garbage.(HT Photo)
Zirakpur residents clicking selfies with garbage.(HT Photo)

Zirakpur residents click selfies with garbage, post on social media

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 10:26 PM IST
Residents have been complaining to the municipal council regarding waste littered across the city. However, the Zirakpur municipal council has only assured them, but the result has been lacking, say the residents. The garbage has been piling up at various collection points.
On July 19, HT had reported that citizens caught two tempo trucks dumping garbage and debris at the mangroves on Wednesday, and informed the forest department and local police.
On July 19, HT had reported that citizens caught two tempo trucks dumping garbage and debris at the mangroves on Wednesday, and informed the forest department and local police.

Stop reclamation of Versova mangroves, take action in 15 days: Collector to BMC, cops

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 12:33 PM IST
1,000 tonnes of debris dumped on 10-acre mangrove patch at Yari Road; district administration asks BMC, police to remove debris, take action to stop illegal reclamation of land.
A view of Gomti at Daliganj bridge. Apart from biodegradable human waste, an estimated 10 metric tonnes solid waste, in the form of construction material, household garbage and plastic, is also fed into the river.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
A view of Gomti at Daliganj bridge. Apart from biodegradable human waste, an estimated 10 metric tonnes solid waste, in the form of construction material, household garbage and plastic, is also fed into the river.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

Lucknow: Untreated sewage killing our lifeline

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Chandan Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2018 12:25 PM IST
Gomti gasps for life: Waste flowing into the Gomti comprises human waste. This depletes dissolved oxygen in the river, making it unfit for sustaining life forms. It also affects the natural cleaning process of the river.
Shaheda, 40, a Rohingya refugee woman who said her body was burnt when the Myanmar army set fire to her house.(Reuters File Photo)
Shaheda, 40, a Rohingya refugee woman who said her body was burnt when the Myanmar army set fire to her house.(Reuters File Photo)

Dozens hospitalised as Myanmar battles week-long landfill fire

Reuters, Yangon | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 12:31 PM IST
The fire has generated a haze blanketing parts of Myanmar’s commercial hub and raised concerns about public health. It has spread across nearly a third of the 300-acre landfill in Yangon’s northern township of Hlaing Thar Yar
The bodies were found in a garbage dump in a village in Uttar Pradesh(Representative photo)
The bodies were found in a garbage dump in a village in Uttar Pradesh(Representative photo)

Two minors found strangled in garbage dump in UP village

Agra, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 09:20 PM IST
Sachin, 7, and Amit, 8, were playing near their house on Sunday afternoon. They could not be found after they moved towards primary school in the village.
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