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A villager walks in the snow covered terrain of the Himalayan ranges, after a fresh spell of snowfall at Keylong in Lahual-Spiti district, Wednesday, April 21, 2021.(PTI)

Show negative RT-PCR report to enter high Himalayan valleys in Uttarakhand

PTI | , Pithoragarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 02:52 PM IST
The administration has discussed the matter with locals and okayed the move, they said.
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur (right) being presented with flags taken by an Indo Tibetan Border Police team to the Leo Pargial Peak at the southern end of the Zanskar Range in the western Himalaya area.(HT Photo)
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur (right) being presented with flags taken by an Indo Tibetan Border Police team to the Leo Pargial Peak at the southern end of the Zanskar Range in the western Himalaya area.(HT Photo)

Mountaineering hones leadership skills, confidence, says HP CM at ITBP event

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 06:13 PM IST
CM congratulates team which recently undertook a mountaineering expedition to theIndo Tibetan Border Police, located at the southern end of the Zanskar Range in the western Himalaya area

Finally, Punjab Engineering College boys hostels have 12am curfew, girls jubilant

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2020 12:25 AM IST
Even now though there’s a one-hour gap between timings, with girls expected to report back to their hostels at 11pm instead of 10pm earlier
The Byculla police have booked the truck driver, Prithviraj Jadhav, 30, for rash driving.(HT image)
The Byculla police have booked the truck driver, Prithviraj Jadhav, 30, for rash driving.(HT image)

BMC shut Reay Road bridge for 4 days

Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 01:03 AM IST
The bridge runs above the harbour railway line, Barristernath Pai road, and a Mumbai Port Trust road. The bridge connects the east and west side of Reay Road station.
The Mumbai civic body will now join cities like Delhi and Bengaluru with it’s proposal to make vertical gardens on Metro and Monorail pillars(Hindustan Times)
The Mumbai civic body will now join cities like Delhi and Bengaluru with it’s proposal to make vertical gardens on Metro and Monorail pillars(Hindustan Times)

Mumbai Metro, monorail to get vertical gardens on their pillars

Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Last year, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) proposed to beautify about 23 spaces under bridges in the city, along with making vertical gardens on its pillars.
This week’s HT Picks features the mountains, race in America, and the evolution of one of India’s classical music traditions.(HT Team)
This week’s HT Picks features the mountains, race in America, and the evolution of one of India’s classical music traditions.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 10:01 AM IST
The Himalayas, Hindustani classical music and a searing tale of Black America -- all that on the reading list this week
Beijing wants to connect China and Nepal though rail link. But a proper investigation of the engineering challenges, geological disaster potential and environmental impact, along such a long corridor that, in effect, is a transect across the Himalayas, will be a large, complex and costly piece of work(PTI)
Beijing wants to connect China and Nepal though rail link. But a proper investigation of the engineering challenges, geological disaster potential and environmental impact, along such a long corridor that, in effect, is a transect across the Himalayas, will be a large, complex and costly piece of work(PTI)

The elusive China-Nepal rail link: High costs and risks, uncertain benefits

By Sam Cowan
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 11:50 AM IST
Nepal will push hard, but does China really have the will to invest money, men and resources in a tough terrain?
After being shut for a month, the bridge over the Laxmi nullah in Ghatkopar is likely to open in a week.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
After being shut for a month, the bridge over the Laxmi nullah in Ghatkopar is likely to open in a week.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

BMC likely to reopen Ghatkopar bridge for light vehicles in a week

Mumbai | By Steffy Thevar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2019 12:55 AM IST
The bridge – which connects the eastern express highway (EEH) to the Andheri-Ghatkopar Link Road (AGLR) – was declared dilapidated in the second audit conducted by the civic body after the Himalaya bridge collapse killed seven on March 14.
Nita Ambani’s Hermès handbag with 240 studded diamonds costs approx 2.6 crores.(Instagram)
Nita Ambani’s Hermès handbag with 240 studded diamonds costs approx 2.6 crores.(Instagram)

Nita Ambani’s Hermès handbag with 240 studded diamonds costs approx 2.6 crores

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 09:31 PM IST
Nita Ambani’s over 200-diamond encrusted Hermès Himalaya Birkin bag, worth over Rs 2.6 crore, has gone viral on the social media.

Maharashtra government to request CAG to audit bridges built by BMC in past five years

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2019 12:38 AM IST
The Maharashtra government will write to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to conduct an audit of all bridges constructed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in the past five years
The bridge over Laxmi Baug nullah at Ghatkopar depot connects to the Eastern Express Highway (EEH).(HT Photo)
The bridge over Laxmi Baug nullah at Ghatkopar depot connects to the Eastern Express Highway (EEH).(HT Photo)

Can unsafe Ghatkopar bridge be opened? BMC to ask IIT-B experts

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 05:11 AM IST
The re-audit after the Himalaya bridge collapse found that there are 29 bridges in the city which are beyond repair and have to re-constructed.
The Azad Maidan police on Thursday filed a supplementary charge sheet in the Himalaya bridge collapse, blaming three Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) engineers(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The Azad Maidan police on Thursday filed a supplementary charge sheet in the Himalaya bridge collapse, blaming three Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) engineers(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Supplementary charge sheet filed; report from VJTI says steel plates were corroded

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 02:38 AM IST
The collapse near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) on March 14 left seven people dead. Patil and Kakulte were responsible for periodic inspection of the bridge twice a year and evaluating its structural condition, specifically before and after the monsoon.
It has now been forwarded to the deputy municipal commissioner (DMC) Vishwas Shankarwar, who is conducting a full-fledged departmental enquiry (FFDE), for his reference.(HT Photo)
It has now been forwarded to the deputy municipal commissioner (DMC) Vishwas Shankarwar, who is conducting a full-fledged departmental enquiry (FFDE), for his reference.(HT Photo)

No new engineers named in BMC’s latest probe report in Mumbai

HIndustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2019 05:38 AM IST
The report, prepared by the vigilance department probing the incident, was submitted to municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi on Tuesday.
The Azad Maidan police will this week submit its first charge sheet in the March 14 Himalaya foot overbridge collapse that killed seven people.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The Azad Maidan police will this week submit its first charge sheet in the March 14 Himalaya foot overbridge collapse that killed seven people.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Himalaya foot overbridge collapse: Cops to file charge sheet this week

Mumbai | By Megha Sood
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 01:11 AM IST
The police have arrested four people, including 46-year-old structural auditor Neerajkumar Desai and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) engineers.
Even as major and minor repairs of the city’s dilapidated bridges are pending, 42 engineers from the bridges department of the BMC announced their plan to go on mass leave for the next 15 days starting Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Even as major and minor repairs of the city’s dilapidated bridges are pending, 42 engineers from the bridges department of the BMC announced their plan to go on mass leave for the next 15 days starting Thursday.(HT PHOTO)

Himalaya FoB collapse: BMC staff threaten mass leave, resignations

Mumbai | By Sagar Pillai
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 08:26 AM IST
With 45% of the posts vacant, the move will lead to a further delay in bridge works.
The foot overbridge leading to CSMT collapsed on March 14, 2019.(HT Photo)
The foot overbridge leading to CSMT collapsed on March 14, 2019.(HT Photo)

How tolerant should Mumbaiites be of bad roads, unsafe bridges?

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 07:01 AM IST
In any other international city, the person in charge would have stepped up after an incident
The foot overbridge leading to CSMT collapsed in Mumbai on March 14.(HT Photo)
The foot overbridge leading to CSMT collapsed in Mumbai on March 14.(HT Photo)

CSMT FOB collapse: BMC engineers didn’t study audit report carefully, says bridge dept head

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 12:23 AM IST
Civic body to consider consulting IIT-B, VJTI for future audit report reviews and repair proposals
‘Civic officials not present at the site during CSMT FOB test’: Geo Dynamics(AFP)
‘Civic officials not present at the site during CSMT FOB test’: Geo Dynamics(AFP)

‘Civic officials not present at the site during CSMT foot overbridge test’: Geo Dynamics

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 04:51 AM IST
The Azad Maidan police on Thursday made the submissions in the Esplanade court, which then remanded Neeraj Desai, director of the firm that conducted the audit of the bridge, in judicial custody till April 10.
The Byculla Bridge near Gloria Church is set to get minor repairs soon(HT Photo)
The Byculla Bridge near Gloria Church is set to get minor repairs soon(HT Photo)

Mumbai civic body to repair 16 bridges based on Prof Desai firm’s report

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 11:32 PM IST
BMC to refer to the same old report that had termed Himalaya Bridge collapse
The dismantled frame of Himalaya bridge near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), debris from the collapsed slab and the metal girders that held the slab in place, will be sent for forensic testing to determine the question of negligence by the structural auditor or civic authorities. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT)(HT Photo)
The dismantled frame of Himalaya bridge near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), debris from the collapsed slab and the metal girders that held the slab in place, will be sent for forensic testing to determine the question of negligence by the structural auditor or civic authorities. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT)(HT Photo)

Mumbai bridge debris to be sent for forensic testing

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2019 01:36 AM IST
On Saturday, the BMC wrote to Mumbai Police to lodge an FIR against DD Desai Associated Engineering Consultants and Analysts Private Limited, which carried out a structural audit of the FOB in 2017.
The CSMT bridge was constructed by the BMC in 1988. The civic body carried out beautification, including colouring and replacing of tiles with granite, in 2016.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
The CSMT bridge was constructed by the BMC in 1988. The civic body carried out beautification, including colouring and replacing of tiles with granite, in 2016.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)

Mumbai bridge collapse: Safe in August 2018, crashed in March 2019

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS and Sagar Pillai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2019 05:17 AM IST
The Thursday incident where a portion of the Himalaya foot overbridge collapsed outside Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) has raised doubts on the credibility of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) structural audit report of 296 municipal bridges across the city.
Tragically, our politicians are absolutely unworthy of the Himalaya and the Ganga in whose name they claim to speak.(Keshav Singh/HT File Photo)
Tragically, our politicians are absolutely unworthy of the Himalaya and the Ganga in whose name they claim to speak.(Keshav Singh/HT File Photo)

Mira and Sarala Behn: The guardians of our ecological galaxies

UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 05:32 PM IST
From Mira Behn to Prof GD Agarwal, many Indians have warned against the destruction of the Himalayas. They have alerted us to the hazards of converting mixed forests into mono-cultural stands, excess use of chemical fertilizers, negative impacts of large dams, devastation caused by sand mining, etc.
Abhimanyu Dassani is the son of actor Bhagyashree, who was seen with Salman Khan in Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
Abhimanyu Dassani is the son of actor Bhagyashree, who was seen with Salman Khan in Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)

Bhagyashree’s son Abhimanyu: People only recognised me when they saw me with mom

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 06:18 PM IST
Actor Bhagyashree’s son Abhimanyu Dassani talks about why he didn’t want to use his filmi connections to bag a film.
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. China has proposed an India-Nepal-China economic corridor with multi-dimensional connectivity through the Himalayas.(AP File Photo)
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. China has proposed an India-Nepal-China economic corridor with multi-dimensional connectivity through the Himalayas.(AP File Photo)

China plans to take Belt and Road Initiative to India’s doorstep through Nepal

PTI, Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 05:31 PM IST
China proposed a India-Nepal-China economic corridor with multi-dimensional connectivity through the Himalayas after Nepalese Foreign Minister held talks with his Chinese counterpart.
Lake on Rimo Glacier, 1935.(Courtesy Legendary Maps from the HImalayan Club)
Lake on Rimo Glacier, 1935.(Courtesy Legendary Maps from the HImalayan Club)

Review: Legendary Maps From The Himalayan Club Edited by Harish Kapadia

Hindustan Times | By Stephen Alter
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 05:41 PM IST
Elegantly produced, Legendary Maps from the Himalayan Club serves as a literary and visual atlas of Himalayan exploration
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