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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
Mohali deputy commissioner has warned people against circulating malicious audio clips to spread misinformation on Covid-19.(HT File Photo)
Mohali deputy commissioner has warned people against circulating malicious audio clips to spread misinformation on Covid-19.(HT File Photo)

FIR lodged against makers of audio clip on Mohali Civil Hospital: Dayalan

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 02:01 AM IST
Cyber cell sleuths on guard, online surveillance to identify senders of such fake news, frivolous, unfounded Covid-19 related messages and other content stepped up, adds DC
The exact count of autonomous bodies in the country is not known(Hindustan Times)
The exact count of autonomous bodies in the country is not known(Hindustan Times)

Autonomous bodies are crucial to the government’s functioning. Streamline them

By Sudeshna Sen
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 04:43 PM IST
Define them properly, bring uniformity in their policies, facilitate senior officials’ attendance in their meetings, and seek independent audits
Due to inadequate investments in railways in the past, the government machinery faced the burden, he said, adding that the demand of ticket-seekers in some trains was more than 150 per cent.(HT Photo)
Due to inadequate investments in railways in the past, the government machinery faced the burden, he said, adding that the demand of ticket-seekers in some trains was more than 150 per cent.(HT Photo)

Government wants to end era of slow moving trains: Piyush Goyal

Indore | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2020 09:50 PM IST
Piyush Goyal dismissed speculations of privatisation of the railway network, but highlighted the need for a public-private partnership funding model for the sector.
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HT Image

JJP moves EC against BJP’s Dadri nominee Babita Phogat

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sunil Rahar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2019 01:09 AM IST
JJP leaders on Friday alleged that the BJP nominee from Dadri had violated the model code of conduct by seeking votes from students and teachers at Apeejay Saraswati PG College for Girls
Lok Insaaf Party MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains and his supporters flagging off the relief material for flood victims in Ludhiana on Friday.(HT Photo)
Lok Insaaf Party MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains and his supporters flagging off the relief material for flood victims in Ludhiana on Friday.(HT Photo)

Bains flags off mobile hospital van to flood-hit areas

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 12:35 AM IST
Bains said NGOs such as Eknoor Sewa Society and some private hospitals are helping in flood-hit areas
Villagers wade through the flooded street after heavy rainfall at Krishna Lanka in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh(ANI Photo)
Villagers wade through the flooded street after heavy rainfall at Krishna Lanka in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh(ANI Photo)

87 villages in Andhra Pradesh affected by Krishna floods,toll rises to 2

Amaravati | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 06:08 PM IST
After touching a maximum of 8.21 lakh cusecs in the early hours of the day, the flood discharge at Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada has fallen to 7.99 lakh cusecs at 10 am while the inflow remained steady at 7.57 lakh cusecs, the State Real-Time Governance Centre said.
Ganga Vihar residents protest at the site where Kishore Singh was allegedly mowed down by a truck involved in illegal mining and transport of river sand.(HT File Photo)
Ganga Vihar residents protest at the site where Kishore Singh was allegedly mowed down by a truck involved in illegal mining and transport of river sand.(HT File Photo)

Despite SC ban, sand mining rampant, activists blame government

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Jaykishan Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2019 01:38 PM IST
Rights groups complain that successive governments have failed to solve the problem of illegal mining that takes place across river belts and mountainous regions in the state.
The Indian Railways recently went through a very powerful dose of transformation when it attempted organisational reforms — cultural, procedural and structural — on a scale, never attempted earlier(Reuters)
The Indian Railways recently went through a very powerful dose of transformation when it attempted organisational reforms — cultural, procedural and structural — on a scale, never attempted earlier(Reuters)

Lessons from the railways on organisational reform

By Ashwani Lohani
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2019 09:35 PM IST
It’s important to realise that structures aren’t sacrosanct and there is a need to adapt to changing cultures
Dikshit had moved the high court, challenging a decision of the trial court which had directed the police to register an FIR against her on a complaint by Vijender Gupta alleging that she had misused government funds during the polls.(HTPhotos)
Dikshit had moved the high court, challenging a decision of the trial court which had directed the police to register an FIR against her on a complaint by Vijender Gupta alleging that she had misused government funds during the polls.(HTPhotos)

Sheila Dikshit, Vijender Gupta settle dispute over ‘govt fund misuse’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 04:22 AM IST
Dikshit had moved the high court, challenging a decision of the trial court which had directed the police to register an FIR against her on a complaint by Vijender Gupta alleging that she had misused government funds during the polls.
Ajay Singh Yadav, Congress candidate from Gurgaon, questioned the steep increase of almost 20% in polling in both Gurgaon and Badshahpur assembly constituencies.(HT Photo)
Ajay Singh Yadav, Congress candidate from Gurgaon, questioned the steep increase of almost 20% in polling in both Gurgaon and Badshahpur assembly constituencies.(HT Photo)

Congress, INLD allege misuse of government machinery in state

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correpsondent
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 02:15 AM IST
As per the district election office, a polling agent was arrested in Faridabad for interfering with the polling process at a booth. In Mewat also, the police registered seven FIRs against a presiding officer and other persons for violating the Representation of the People Act.
Federal think tank NITI Aayog has told the Election Commission that allegations levelled by the Opposition parties that it helped provide inputs to the Prime Minister’s Office in advance about the places he was set to campaign are unfounded.(HT File)
Federal think tank NITI Aayog has told the Election Commission that allegations levelled by the Opposition parties that it helped provide inputs to the Prime Minister’s Office in advance about the places he was set to campaign are unfounded.(HT File)

Didn’t help provide inputs to PMO, Niti Aayog tells Election Commission

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2019 11:35 PM IST
Both the Congress and the Aam Admi Party had complained to the poll panel that the think-tank was being used by the Prime Minister’s Office for election purposes, citing media reports.
A police personnel removes a wristband of a candidate before entering the examination centre for the Rajasthan Police Constable Recruitment Exam 2018 in Bikaner.(PTI FIle Photo)
A police personnel removes a wristband of a candidate before entering the examination centre for the Rajasthan Police Constable Recruitment Exam 2018 in Bikaner.(PTI FIle Photo)

Rajasthan HC refuses to stay constable promotion event

UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 07:52 AM IST
The high order will provide a major boost to the Rajasthan chief minister, ahead of the Assembly elections due later this year.
The state government has proposed to allow owners of coaching classes to decide the fees — but with conditions.(HT File)
The state government has proposed to allow owners of coaching classes to decide the fees — but with conditions.(HT File)

Maharashtra walks back on plan to fix fees for coaching classes

Hindustan Times | By Musab Qazi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2018 01:20 AM IST
A revised draft of the proposed bill, Maharashtra Private Tuition (Regulation) Act, 2018, which aims to regulate tuition classes in the state, now empowers the owners and organisations of such classes to decide the fees, but asserts that the fee needs to be “reasonable”.
(PTI/ File photo)
(PTI/ File photo)

We will treat cancer of corruption with chemotherapy and radiation: Scindia

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 06:40 PM IST
In Madhya Pradesh, he said, corruption prevailed from top to bottom in the government machinery and money was taken for every work whether it was an insignificant work or establishing of any industry
The storm uprooted large number of electricity poles in many districts under Agra discom.(HT File Photo)
The storm uprooted large number of electricity poles in many districts under Agra discom.(HT File Photo)

UP: May 2 storm leaves power infrastructure in bad shape

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2018 12:44 PM IST
The dust storm that ripped through north India on May 2 left the electricity infrastructure shattered, with hundreds of villages still without power in around 20 affected districts in Uttar Pradesh.
In March 2016, HT had reported that 1,000 mangroves have been cut to create space to park tourist buses along the new link road between Dahisar and Borivli. I(HT)
In March 2016, HT had reported that 1,000 mangroves have been cut to create space to park tourist buses along the new link road between Dahisar and Borivli. I(HT)

Dahisar wetlands turns into parking lot for tourist buses again

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2018 09:42 AM IST
Encroaching upon or destroying mangroves is illegal under the rules for wetlands and is also in violation of the orders issued by the Bombay high court to protect the green cover.
A file photo of Madras high court.(PTI File Photo)
A file photo of Madras high court.(PTI File Photo)

Age-old religious customs cannot be stopped casually: Madras HC

Press Trust of India, Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 10:32 PM IST
The court was disposing a petition by an executive trustee of Sri Kamatchi Amman temple in Cuddalore district, assailing an order of the local police refusing permission to the temple car festival conducted during night
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