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NDRF team conducts rescue operations after the roof of a crematorium collapsed in Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, on January 3.(HT file)

SP teams visit UP crematorium accident site, Badaun; demand CBI probe in both incidents

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:36 AM IST
On January 3, the roof of a crematorium in Ghaziabad collapsed, killing at least 25; the same evening, a 50-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped and murdered in Badaun
The relatives of a person injured in the collapse of a roof at Murad Nagar, Ghaziabad, January 3, 2021(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
The relatives of a person injured in the collapse of a roof at Murad Nagar, Ghaziabad, January 3, 2021(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Ghaziabad roof collapse: The challenge of maintaining public infra

UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:14 AM IST
While the swift action taken by the administrationpraiseworthy, the roof collapse is symptomatic of a larger problem that is rampant across India — the failure of the government machinery to not just ensure good quality public infrastructure (all built with public money), but also force contractors to keep to guaranteed timelines and maintain infrastructure projects in good shape during their lifecycle
Demonstrators seen wearing rain suits to protect themselves from rain at Ghazipur border in New Delhi on Monday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Demonstrators seen wearing rain suits to protect themselves from rain at Ghazipur border in New Delhi on Monday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s Singhu, Tikri borders remain blocked, rain worsens traffic woes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:06 PM IST
The Ghazipur and Chilla borders connecting Delhi to Ghaziabad and Noida remain partially blocked by farmers protesting against the new laws, with only one carriageway open for those leaving Delhi
CM Yogi Adityanath directed the divisional commissioner, Meerut and ADG, Meerut, to probe the crematorium roof collapse incident and submit a report. (Photo @CMOfficeUP)
CM Yogi Adityanath directed the divisional commissioner, Meerut and ADG, Meerut, to probe the crematorium roof collapse incident and submit a report. (Photo @CMOfficeUP)

Yogi Adityanath warns action under National Security Act in crematorium case

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 08:59 AM IST
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath said such incidents were the result of poor monitoring of civil projects on the part of supervising officers.
Authorities at King George Medical University conduct the dry run of Covid-19 vaccination drive in Lucknow .(ANI)
Authorities at King George Medical University conduct the dry run of Covid-19 vaccination drive in Lucknow .(ANI)

UP Covid-19 vaccination dry run today. Cops, Anganwadi workers among others to help

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 08:57 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally rose to 588,882 on Monday as 714 fresh cases were reported and the death toll stood at 8,413 after 10 more people succumbed to the infection.
Gurugram and Faridabad last had a ‘moderate’ air day on December 15, Noida on December 14, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad on November 27.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times file photo)
Gurugram and Faridabad last had a ‘moderate’ air day on December 15, Noida on December 14, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad on November 27.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times file photo)

‘Moderate’ air in Ghaziabad, Greater Noida after 37 days; Gurugram records ‘satisfactory’ AQI

Noida | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 06:36 PM IST
Pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 although remained prominent in the air of the five immediate neighbours of Delhi, according to the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State Som Prakash during a meeting with farmers' representatives over the new farm laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(PTI)
Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State Som Prakash during a meeting with farmers' representatives over the new farm laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(PTI)

Farmers’ protest Highlights: ‘Hoping we will come to conlusion in next round of talks,’ says agri minister after meeting with farmers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:30 AM IST
Two key demands of the farmers are expected to be on the table for consideration by the government.
Farmers during their protest against the new farm laws at Singhu border in New Delhi.(PTI)
Farmers during their protest against the new farm laws at Singhu border in New Delhi.(PTI)

Farmers’ protest: Delhi’s Chilla, Ghazipur borders remain partially closed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:05 AM IST
Apart from the Chilla and Ghazipur borders, seven border that continue to remain completely blocked, are Singhu, Tikri, Auchandi, Jharoda, Piau Maniyari, and Mangesh borders
The relatives of a person injured in the collapse of a roof at a crematorium in Muradnagar, seen at MMG district hospital in Ghaziabad, India.(Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
The relatives of a person injured in the collapse of a roof at a crematorium in Muradnagar, seen at MMG district hospital in Ghaziabad, India.(Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Ghaziabad roof collapse: Victim families demand strict action

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 02:25 AM IST
Officials of the Muradnagar Nagar Palika, who asked not to be named, said the construction cost around 55 lakh, the contract for which was awarded to one Ajay Tyagi. Of this amount, around 40 lakh has been paid so far.
This is the second day in a row that Delhi has received rainfall in the early hours of the morning. The city had received rainfall with thunderstorms and lightning on Saturday.(PTI)
This is the second day in a row that Delhi has received rainfall in the early hours of the morning. The city had received rainfall with thunderstorms and lightning on Saturday.(PTI)

Delhi-NCR receives early morning showers for second day in a row

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 07:52 AM IST
IMD had said on Friday that parts of northwest and adjoining central India will experience a wet spell which will lead to a light to moderate fairly widespread rainfall and snowfall over Western Himalayan region between January 4 and January 6.
The police said the body of the deceased man was sent to Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, from where he hailed.(Representative photo/Shutterstock)
The police said the body of the deceased man was sent to Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, from where he hailed.(Representative photo/Shutterstock)

70-year-old dies by suicide at UP Gate protest site

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 07:07 AM IST
“Some people found the body in the mobile toilet around 9am on Saturday. Thereafter, the police reached the spot and took away the mobile toilet for forensic examinations… So far, we have not received any complaint,” said Anshu Jain, circle officer (Indirapuram).
The first five rounds of talks between protesting farmers and the government failed to resolve the deadlock. On December 30, the farmers’ unions decided to meet the ministers for the sixth time.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The first five rounds of talks between protesting farmers and the government failed to resolve the deadlock. On December 30, the farmers’ unions decided to meet the ministers for the sixth time.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Will hold tractor parade in Delhi on Jan 26, say protesting farmers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 02:06 PM IST
Union minister of state (MoS) for agriculture Kailash Choudhary said a solution would come up during the talks to be held on January 4 with the farmers and that the ongoing deadlock would end.
Police said it appears to be a case of suicide and nobody suspected any foul play. The note recovered from his possession will be examined.(Representative photo/Shutterstock)
Police said it appears to be a case of suicide and nobody suspected any foul play. The note recovered from his possession will be examined.(Representative photo/Shutterstock)

Farmer dies at protest site at Delhi-UP border, suicide suspected: Police

Ghaziabad/New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Peeyush Khandelwal and Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 01:08 PM IST
Police said the deceased was found hanging at one of the mobile toilets at the protest site and that he left behind a note written in Punjabi
There have been several rounds of talks between the government and representatives of the farmers.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
There have been several rounds of talks between the government and representatives of the farmers.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Tikri, Dhansa, Singhu borders to be closed due to farmers protest: Delhi Traffic Police

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 03:25 PM IST
The police further informed that the Chilla and Gazipur borders are closed for traffic coming from Noida and Ghaziabad to Delhi, and told commuters to take alternate routes via Anand Vihar, DND, Apsara, Bhopra, and Loni Borders.
Police officers detain a man, who identified himself as Kapil Gujjar, who fired multiple shots at a site where people were protesting against a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India, February 1, 2020.(REUTERS)
Police officers detain a man, who identified himself as Kapil Gujjar, who fired multiple shots at a site where people were protesting against a new citizenship law in New Delhi, India, February 1, 2020.(REUTERS)

Kapil Gujjar, who fired shot at Shaheen Bagh, inducted by BJP; expelled within hours

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:31 PM IST
Gujjar was detained by the police on February 1 this year following the firing incident and was booked for opening fire in the air at Shaheen Bagh, where protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) were held since December last year.
Police said the incident took place when Ajay boarded an auto to return home after closing his shop. The suspects pulled him out and started beating him with iron rods.
Police said the incident took place when Ajay boarded an auto to return home after closing his shop. The suspects pulled him out and started beating him with iron rods.

23-year-old Delhi man lynched over business rivalry; 2 held

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:40 AM IST
The cops said the attackers, who were arrested later in the evening, held a grudge that the flower shop of the victim outside a temple in Loni was doing well while their business had slowed down.
Farmers protesting over the new farm laws at Ghazipur border in New Delhi.(PTI)
Farmers protesting over the new farm laws at Ghazipur border in New Delhi.(PTI)

Farmers’ protest: Several Delhi borders remain closed, police suggest alternative routes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 01:38 PM IST
The police have continued checking certain border points for groups of protesting farmers who may try to sneak in, but they have only slowed down traffic there a little
From the past one month, farmers- majorly from the states of Haryana and Punjab have marched and are camping at border points in the national capital and neighbouring states seeking the removal of the controversial reforms.(Reuters Photo)
From the past one month, farmers- majorly from the states of Haryana and Punjab have marched and are camping at border points in the national capital and neighbouring states seeking the removal of the controversial reforms.(Reuters Photo)

Two national highways closed due to stir; farmers yet to decide on sixth round of talks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 12:59 PM IST
Updating the commuters through Twitter, the police advised them to take alternate routes to Ghaziabad via the Delhi Noida Direct flyway (DND), Wazirabad and the ITO.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) separately said a cold wave persisted over several parts of India including Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Haryana.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) separately said a cold wave persisted over several parts of India including Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Haryana.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Northwestern India records cold wave, very poor air

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 09:04 AM IST
Cold wave conditions are likely in isolated pockets in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Himachal Pradesh on Friday

2020 - The year of the pandemic: From lockdown to slow release

Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 06:46 AM IST
For a city that is always industrious, hard at work, assiduously getting through the tasks of the day, Delhi had to adapt, and adapt fast, to a change in rhythm.
Police barricadinig near a section of the Delhi Meerut Expressway that has been blocked by farmers in protest against new farm laws, near Ghazipur border (Delhi – Ghaziabad), New Delhi, India on Tuesday December 22, 2020. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Police barricadinig near a section of the Delhi Meerut Expressway that has been blocked by farmers in protest against new farm laws, near Ghazipur border (Delhi – Ghaziabad), New Delhi, India on Tuesday December 22, 2020. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Farmers block Delhi-Meerut expressway in protest against UP govt for stopping their counterparts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 01:05 AM IST
As the farmers blocked the border around 7am without prior notice, motorists travelling to Ghaziabad from Delhi through the expressway during the morning rush hour were stuck.
Farmers during a protest march against the Centre's agri-laws, at Delhi-Meerut Expressway in New Delhi, Friday.(PTI)
Farmers during a protest march against the Centre's agri-laws, at Delhi-Meerut Expressway in New Delhi, Friday.(PTI)

Farmers’ protest: Delhi-Meerut Expressway blocked again

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 08:58 AM IST
The sudden blockade of the expressway has prompted the Delhi and Uttar Pradesh Police to divert traffic to alternate borders, such as the ones at Anand Vihar, Bhopra and Apsara
Except Ghazipur(Delhi)-Ghaziabad (UP Gate) border — where hundreds of protesting farmers blocked the entire carriageways of Delhi-Meerut Expressway and its service roads for nearly an hour in the afternoon — the agitation on Monday continued to remain peaceful.(Sakib Ali/ HT Photo)
Except Ghazipur(Delhi)-Ghaziabad (UP Gate) border — where hundreds of protesting farmers blocked the entire carriageways of Delhi-Meerut Expressway and its service roads for nearly an hour in the afternoon — the agitation on Monday continued to remain peaceful.(Sakib Ali/ HT Photo)

Farmers start relay hunger strike, UP Gate border blocked briefly

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 01:34 AM IST
Farmer leaders said they have also urged the people of India to “beat thalis and other utensils at their homes” on December 27 (Sunday) and to boycott Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Mann ki Baat”.
The average 24-hour AQI at 4 pm on Saturday was 301 in Noida, 295 in Ghaziabad, 292 in Greater Noida, 260 in Faridabad and 260 in Gurgaon, according to CPCB’s Sameer app.(PTI file photo)
The average 24-hour AQI at 4 pm on Saturday was 301 in Noida, 295 in Ghaziabad, 292 in Greater Noida, 260 in Faridabad and 260 in Gurgaon, according to CPCB’s Sameer app.(PTI file photo)

Air quality ‘very poor’ in Noida; ‘poor’ in Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Faridabad

Noida | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 06:31 PM IST
The CPCB states that an AQI in the “very poor” category may cause respiratory illness on prolonged exposure while “poor” may lead to breathing discomfort to people.
Cyclists out in amid morning fog on Sector 31 road, in Noida on Saturday, December 12, 2020. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh/ Hindustan Times)
Cyclists out in amid morning fog on Sector 31 road, in Noida on Saturday, December 12, 2020. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh/ Hindustan Times)

Air quality improves drastically in Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad, Gurgaon

Noida | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 07:01 PM IST
The average 24-hour AQI at 4 pm on Monday was 243 in Ghaziabad, 256 in Greater Noida, 176 in Noida, 120 in Faridabad and 101 in Gurgaon, according to CPCB’s Sameer app.
Amid the ongoing protests, the farmers leaders have also threatened to block trains in the coming days if the Centre doesn’t repeal these three reforms.(PTI Photo)
Amid the ongoing protests, the farmers leaders have also threatened to block trains in the coming days if the Centre doesn’t repeal these three reforms.(PTI Photo)

Several border points in Delhi remain closed for traffic as farmers’ stir escalates

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 11:58 AM IST
“Ghazipur border is closed for traffic coming from Ghaziabad to Delhi due to farmers protests. People are advised to take alternate routes for coming to Delhi via Anand Vihar, DND, Chilla, Apsara and Bhopra borders,” the Delhi Traffic Police updated commuters through its Twitter handle.
More and more farmers have been joining the agitation at several border points in the national capital.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
More and more farmers have been joining the agitation at several border points in the national capital.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Farmers’ protest LIVE Updates: ‘Ready for talks... want discussions to be held clause by clause,’ says Agri min Tomar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 07:14 PM IST
The farmers have been protesting against the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020- which were passed by the Parliament in September.
Vehicles heading towards Delhi at Chilla border after demonstrators vacated carriageways on the Noida-Delhi Link Road via Chilla following a late night meeting with Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Narendra Tomar, in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Vehicles heading towards Delhi at Chilla border after demonstrators vacated carriageways on the Noida-Delhi Link Road via Chilla following a late night meeting with Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Narendra Tomar, in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Traffic respite as highway on Chilla border reopened

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 06:03 AM IST
At the Ghazipur border, traffic on the Delhi-Meerut expressway carriageway connecting Delhi to Ghaziabad remained unhindered, while the other continued to be completely blocked.
Dense fog is likely to prevail in the city on Sunday along with a dip in the minimum temperature, as per weather experts(PTI)
Dense fog is likely to prevail in the city on Sunday along with a dip in the minimum temperature, as per weather experts(PTI)

Mercury to dip, dense fog to prevail, say weather experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 01:58 PM IST
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional weather forecasting centre, said that the temperature would start dipping from Sunday onwards. He added that dense fog was likely to prevail on Sunday during the morning hours.
The demand for air purifiers has seen a surge this year with an increasing awareness among people to breathe clean air, which is free from allergens and disease-causing pathogens.
The demand for air purifiers has seen a surge this year with an increasing awareness among people to breathe clean air, which is free from allergens and disease-causing pathogens.

An air purifier is a necessity, not a luxury. Here’s why

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 06:19 PM IST
As air pollution levels hit alarming levels in North India, air purifiers have become a must-have gadget in every home.
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