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Oval Maidan-sized green cover wiped out from Thane creek section over 10 years: Report

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 10:06 AM IST
The authorities, who carried out the study, have attributed the green cover loss to debris dumping, encroachments, dumping of plastic and hazardous waste
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People getting residential building plans approved will benefit from reimposition of 2014 rates.(HT Photo)
People getting residential building plans approved will benefit from reimposition of 2014 rates.(HT Photo)

Ludhiana MC panel sticks to 2014 CLU, EDC rates, rejects 2017 changes

UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 11:46 PM IST
The proceedings of the committee meeting will now be tabled in the general house meeting and then forwarded to the local bodies department for final approvals
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Chatly’s building sealed: BJP, Cong leaders get into scuffle at Ludhiana mayor’s office

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2019 10:19 PM IST
Chatly, in his defence, said that the CLU norms came into existence in 2005 while his building was established in 2001. The BJP leader added that he was ready to pay the fee but the MC should prove first that CLU charges are applicable on his building. “Until the MC is able to prove that, they must unseal the building,” he added
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Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Hospital Trust trying to delay lease cancellation proceedings: HC

By Surender Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2019 12:20 AM IST
The trust got 5.3 acres of Panchayat land in Gururgram in 2010 on a lease for 33 years for setting up hospital
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Rescuers help people to cross a flooded area after a landslide caused by torrential monsoon rains in Meppadi in Wayanad district in the southern Indian state of Kerala, India, August 9, 2019.(REUTERS)
Rescuers help people to cross a flooded area after a landslide caused by torrential monsoon rains in Meppadi in Wayanad district in the southern Indian state of Kerala, India, August 9, 2019.(REUTERS)

Kerala flood aftershocks: Unusual soil piping phenomenon adds to misery

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 09:01 PM IST
Soil piping and lateral spread-- soils movement downhill-- visible in Kerala are recipes for major disasters say geoogists. Soil piping is indicative of serious destabilising inside earth in extreme conditions.
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The project will come up in land acquired by the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) in village Harsaru, Gadholi Khurd, Mohammadpur Jharsa and Khandsa.(HT Photo)
The project will come up in land acquired by the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) in village Harsaru, Gadholi Khurd, Mohammadpur Jharsa and Khandsa.(HT Photo)

Committee clears Global City project with modifications in Gurugram

By HT Correspondent | Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 02:11 AM IST
The land for the project was earlier earmarked for a special economic zone (SEZ) and was to be used for only industrial purpose.
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According to activists, the plot in question, spread over at least 2 acres of the Aravallis, was cleared of more than 500 trees and shrubs.(HT Photo)
According to activists, the plot in question, spread over at least 2 acres of the Aravallis, was cleared of more than 500 trees and shrubs.(HT Photo)

Encroachment continues on Faridabad PLPA land

By Prayag Arora-Desai | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 07:56 AM IST
A custodian on site said the plot had been cleared and encroached upon by an Anangpur village resident, who is allegedly politically connected.
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(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Maharashtra forms panel to study plan for 1L homes in Bhandup saltpan

By Naresh Kamath | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2019 12:36 AM IST
The state government on Tuesday set up a five-member committee of bureaucrats to study the proposal sent by a private developer to construct one lakh affordable houses in the saltpan land in the Bhandup-Kanjurmarg belt.
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The GMDA is looking at EDC as its primary source of revenue and plans to invest over Rs 500 crore from EDC funds to develop public infrastructure in this fiscal.(HT File)
The GMDA is looking at EDC as its primary source of revenue and plans to invest over Rs 500 crore from EDC funds to develop public infrastructure in this fiscal.(HT File)

Builders may have to pay full EDC for occupancy permits

By Prayag Arora Desai | Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 02:08 AM IST
A senior GMDA official, requesting anonymity, said the proposed method of recovering EDC would hold builders, who often default on or delay EDC payments, to account.
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Real estate and land is heavily litigated. Data collected from the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority shows that around 16% projects and 31% of the built-up space are or have been in legal disputes(HT Photo)
Real estate and land is heavily litigated. Data collected from the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority shows that around 16% projects and 31% of the built-up space are or have been in legal disputes(HT Photo)

Why is India’s real estate market stagnating

By Vaidehi Tandel and Sahil Gandhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 10:29 PM IST
Developers have to seek clearances from multiple departments. They have to ensure compliance with a large number of rules and regulations that may be subject to revisions and pay steep official charges and fees. There are serious delays in granting permits and often, if applications are rejected, no clear reasons are given.
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Farmers point to the yellow stone markers in their fields placed by officials who have marked out the highway in Kakkavaku village, Oothakadu, Tiruvallur, Chennai.(Photo by Gayatri Jayaraman / Hindustan Times)
Farmers point to the yellow stone markers in their fields placed by officials who have marked out the highway in Kakkavaku village, Oothakadu, Tiruvallur, Chennai.(Photo by Gayatri Jayaraman / Hindustan Times)

6-lane highway threatens a reserve forest

By Gayatri Jayaraman | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2019 08:03 AM IST
In the middle of January, government officials began to appear and marked at first a large cross on the road. Then they returned and began to measure the width of a road.
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An expert committee report has recommended that the Union environment ministry rework the methodology to determine forest cover by mapping areas under various monocultures plantations.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
An expert committee report has recommended that the Union environment ministry rework the methodology to determine forest cover by mapping areas under various monocultures plantations.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Rework method to assess forest cover, panel tells environment ministry

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2019 07:11 AM IST
The report on developing a ‘strategy to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 and 3 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from forest and tree cover’ was released by environment minister Harsh Vardhan.
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(HT File Photo)

Food production needs to be more eco-friendly

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2019 07:18 AM IST
According to Lancet study, food system changes land use, leading to climate change, water depletion
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The Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Jalandhar that houses the residence of the bishop of Jalandhar diocese.(HT File)
The Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Jalandhar that houses the residence of the bishop of Jalandhar diocese.(HT File)

Jalandhar diocese seeks cess relief on par with SGPC

By Gurpreet Singh Nibber | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Gurpreet.nibber@htlive.com
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 09:31 AM IST
After receiving the communique, the chief minister’s office referred the matter to the housing and urban development department.
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The court of special judge (anti-corruption) in Nainital also issued property attachment orders against three farmers.(AP Photo)
The court of special judge (anti-corruption) in Nainital also issued property attachment orders against three farmers.(AP Photo)

NH-74 scam: Non-bailable warrant against 18 farmers

By Mohan Rajput | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2018 12:20 AM IST
Special judge Narendra Datt issued the non-bailable warrants against farmers of Jaspur, Kashipur, Bazpur, Kelakhera and Gadarpur on Tuesday.
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The survey comes after the National Green Tribunal ordered a probe into the development and maintenance of the colony after two residents filed separate petitions alleging the developer had violated environment and town planning norms.(Picture for representation)
The survey comes after the National Green Tribunal ordered a probe into the development and maintenance of the colony after two residents filed separate petitions alleging the developer had violated environment and town planning norms.(Picture for representation)

Forest ministry officials inspect Gurugram’s Sushant Lok-3 for layout plan violations

By Abhishek Behl | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 02:36 PM IST
A team comprising officials of the ministry of environment and forest and Central Pollution Control Board carried out a survey in Sushant Lok-3 to assess the status of basic amenities, diversion of land use and encroachment of green belts, among other violations of the layout plan by the developer.
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An aerial view of Mumbai.(Hemanshi Kamani/ HT Photo)
An aerial view of Mumbai.(Hemanshi Kamani/ HT Photo)

Mumbai’s Development Plan 2034 kicks off from Saturday

By Sanjana Bhalerao | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 08:28 AM IST
The development plan is a crucial document that will determine the city’s land use and infrastructure development for the next 20 years.
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The Allahabad high court had in 2017 served a notice on four-time UP chief minister Mayawati, her brother Anand Kumar and father Prabhu Dayal in a case in which she is accused of getting agricultural land use changed and transferring the land to her family members.(HT File Photo)
The Allahabad high court had in 2017 served a notice on four-time UP chief minister Mayawati, her brother Anand Kumar and father Prabhu Dayal in a case in which she is accused of getting agricultural land use changed and transferring the land to her family members.(HT File Photo)

Allahabad high court dismisses PIL demanding CBI probe into Mayawati land

By Indo Asian News Service | Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2018 06:36 PM IST
Petitioner Sandeep Bhatt had alleged that former UP chief minister Mayawati had got a vast stretch of land allotted in her family’s name by misusing her position and got illegal construction done on it in Badalpur, her native village in Gautam Budh Nagar.
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The state said DCPR would come into force on September 1, while implementation of its excluded part will depend on its release.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)
The state said DCPR would come into force on September 1, while implementation of its excluded part will depend on its release.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)

Mumbaiites, have a say in development of the island city. Your time starts now

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 04:19 PM IST
Citizens can submit their suggestions and objections to the proposals until August 5.
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The MoU was signed in the presence of Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra chief minister, and S Iswaran, minister-in-charge of trade relations, government of Singapore, at the Sahyadri guest house in Mumbai on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)
The MoU was signed in the presence of Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra chief minister, and S Iswaran, minister-in-charge of trade relations, government of Singapore, at the Sahyadri guest house in Mumbai on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)

Singapore to draft detailed land use and concept plans for PMRDA

By Nadeem Inamdar | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 05:19 PM IST
MoU signed to develop Pune as growth engine of Maha in the next 20-30 years, says Fadnavis
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Construction of the petrol pump at the new site in Sector 42 has been stopped.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Construction of the petrol pump at the new site in Sector 42 has been stopped.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

MG Road petrol pump shifting: Court puts a fresh stay on new site

By Dhananjay Jha | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2018 10:30 PM IST
The petrol pump owner had started construction at the new site after Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) removed encroachments and handed over the land to her after a court vacated an earlier stay on April 12.
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The step has been taken to ensure transparency, accountability and cashless transactions, said a spokesperson of the authority said.(ParveenKumar/HT Photo)
The step has been taken to ensure transparency, accountability and cashless transactions, said a spokesperson of the authority said.(ParveenKumar/HT Photo)

GMDA launches online service for granting change of land use approval

By Rashpal Singh | hindustan times, Gurgaon
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 10:00 PM IST
The authority is also digitising all legacy files of the DTCP so as to create an online record of past CLUs granted, the spokesperson said.
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