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HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: To improve Swachh Survekshan rankings, make haste, clear waste

Tricity municipal corporations should take the initiative to curb wasteful expenditure and use the money to streamline the waste management system and engage the public and RWAs in maintaining cleanliness in their areas, say readers
A view of the garbage dump at Sector 38 in Chandigarh.(HT photo)
A view of the garbage dump at Sector 38 in Chandigarh.(HT photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 11:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Expedite work on solid waste management or bank guarantees will be deducted from salaries: Ludhiana MC chief to staff

Officials say even if segregated waste is collected by the waste collectors, there are no secondary dumping points to dispose of the waste separately
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Updated on Aug 25, 2020 08:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent

Jakhar urges CM to intensify drive to tackle coronavirus

In a letter to the CM, Jakhar said the officials, instead of limiting the activity to holding meetings in their offices, should be in the field and ensure availability of logistics to tackle the threat perception.
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Published on Mar 17, 2020 11:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Women residents, RWAs in Chandigarh to help police control petty crimes

The objective of the new initiative is to bridge the gap between the police and community
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Updated on Jan 15, 2020 12:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByShub Karman Dhaliwal, Chandigarh

Travel with Brunch: The German interlude

Let the charming city of Düsseldorf seduce you with its warmth and vigour
There’s never a dull moment around the River Rhine in Düsseldorf(Shutterstock)
There’s never a dull moment around the River Rhine in Düsseldorf(Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 08, 2019 12:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLubna Salim

Congress slips to fourth place in Maharashtra

In the outgoing assembly, it was the main opposition party but current trends indicate that the Nationalist Congress Party, its ally, will now take that mantle.
The NCP won 41 then.(PTI image)
The NCP won 41 then.(PTI image)
Updated on Oct 24, 2019 02:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySurendra P Gangan

Compulsory waste segregation from October 11: Chandigarh MC fails to issue public notice

Announcement made during a programme marking the celebrations of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2
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Updated on Oct 09, 2019 01:37 AM IST
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ByVivek Gupta, Chandigarh

Buildings taller than 120m can have pools on terraces

Builders required to get NOC from fire dept, follow guidelines
At the HRBC meeting held last month, VR More, chief engineer of BMC’s vigilance department and a member of the HRBC, said that the new DCPR 2034 allowed swimming pools at the terrace level and defined high-rises as buildings that are 120 metres tall.(HT image)
At the HRBC meeting held last month, VR More, chief engineer of BMC’s vigilance department and a member of the HRBC, said that the new DCPR 2034 allowed swimming pools at the terrace level and defined high-rises as buildings that are 120 metres tall.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 03:36 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByMehul R Thakkar

Industry hails deadline for GST refunds, removal of angel tax for start-ups

The Union government should also have focused on other sectors of economy, including real estate, steel industry and textiles, which are also facing a slump, say industry representatives.
The automobile sector has shown a positive response to the announcements made by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to prop up the slowing economy.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
The automobile sector has shown a positive response to the announcements made by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to prop up the slowing economy.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 10:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Gurugram’s sex ratio falls to 857 from 901 in 2018

Sex ratio at birth indicates the gap between registered male and female births, calculated as the number of females per 1,000 males, and is recorded monthly by the health department.
The average for the year is taken as the annual sex ratio.(HT image)
The average for the year is taken as the annual sex ratio.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 12:05 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

NGT alarmed at post-Kumbh mess in Prayragraj, warns of epidemic

The green court pulled up the UP chief secretary for severe lapses in letting the situation in Prayagraj, formerly known as Allahabad, to come to such a pass and instructed the officer to appear before it on Friday.
Solid waste being burnt at Parade Ground near Sangam in Prayagraj.(HT Photo)
Solid waste being burnt at Parade Ground near Sangam in Prayagraj.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2019 08:59 AM IST
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Prayagraj | ByKenneth John

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Denied ticket, disgruntled leader attacks Congress candidate in Gorakhpur

The attack followed a visit by Congress secretary Sachin Naik. Naik who had come to review poll preparations, also faced the ire of workers who shouted ‘Go-back’ slogans against him.
The damaged car of Sant Kabir Nagar Congress candidate Parvez Khan(HT)
The damaged car of Sant Kabir Nagar Congress candidate Parvez Khan(HT)
Updated on Apr 02, 2019 10:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | ByHT Correspondent, Gorakhpur

What went behind Shiv Sena-BJP’s alliance pact for elections

Results of Sena’s survey, fear of defections and limited time for LS polls led to decision, say insiders
A day after the two parties announced their electoral alliance, several leaders in both the camps were still surprised over the speed at which the pact was sealed(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
A day after the two parties announced their electoral alliance, several leaders in both the camps were still surprised over the speed at which the pact was sealed(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 19, 2019 11:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Control-freak BCCI loathe to reforms and that’s baffling

After the Supreme Court ordered dismantling of BCCI’s structure, various state cricket associations (including Mumbai and Hyderabad) are functioning under court appointed officials.
MUMBAI, INDIA JULY 19: A view of logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA JULY 19: A view of logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 21, 2018 11:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrit Mathur

Final decision on drought declaration before October 31: Maharashtra government tells HC

On Tuesday, chief minister Devendra Fadnavi declared a drought-like situation in 180 tehsils across 32 districts in the state. Maharashtra has 36 districts. A drought-like situation is usually declared in areas facing water scarcity.It is one step before the state declares drought, which it will do after studying the conditions on the ground.
For a state to get financial assistance from the Centre’s National Disaster Relief Fund for the previous sowing season (in this case, Kharif 2018), it must officially declare drought by October 31.(HT file photo)
For a state to get financial assistance from the Centre’s National Disaster Relief Fund for the previous sowing season (in this case, Kharif 2018), it must officially declare drought by October 31.(HT file photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 02:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Stem concrete rot to end flooding in Mumbai

Not once has any authority studied the likely cumulative environmental impact of this large-scale developer-led concretisation of Mumbai and eradication of its open spaces
Just one bout of heavy rain, and Mumbai was faced with the normal, albeit unfortunate, issues of waterlogging, crumbling bridges, stalled trains which naively, we seem to be accepting as the norm during monsoon.(HT Photo)
Just one bout of heavy rain, and Mumbai was faced with the normal, albeit unfortunate, issues of waterlogging, crumbling bridges, stalled trains which naively, we seem to be accepting as the norm during monsoon.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2018 12:11 AM IST
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ByPankaj Joshi

Day-Night Tests the way forward, says former India skipper Sourav Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly believes that Day-Night Tests are the best way to keep test cricket alive.
Sourav Ganguly along with Kumar Sangakkara, Mike Gatting and Mike Atherton believes Test cricket faces a challenge from Twenty20 cricket.(PTI)
Sourav Ganguly along with Kumar Sangakkara, Mike Gatting and Mike Atherton believes Test cricket faces a challenge from Twenty20 cricket.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 02:08 AM IST
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London | BySanjjeev K Samyal

Two tunnels planned to reduce water woes in south and central Mumbai

Construction of the tunnels, which will cost Rs1,000 crore, is likely to take about five years.
The tunnels will augment water supply, prevent pipeline encroachment, theft of water and leakage.
The tunnels will augment water supply, prevent pipeline encroachment, theft of water and leakage.
Updated on May 21, 2018 10:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByEeshanpriya MS, Mumbai

Pune’s Mayfair Housing Society residents’ health in jeopardy as dust invades their life

A spot visit by Hindustan Times revealed that dry sand was being dumped into the large open plot during night time to raise the ground level. However, persistent dumping has brought the sand level up to the second floor of the housing society, seriously affecting the health of the B-building residents and also affecting their daily life. 
Residents of Mayfair Housing Society on NIBM road say that their health is being significantly affected by the massive sand dumping on an open private plot near their society.(Ravindra Joshi/HT)
Residents of Mayfair Housing Society on NIBM road say that their health is being significantly affected by the massive sand dumping on an open private plot near their society.(Ravindra Joshi/HT)
Updated on Apr 09, 2018 05:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar, Pune
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