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Happy Lohri 2022: Date, history, significance, celebrations of folklore in India

Happy Lohri 2022: Know all about the date, history, significance and celebrations of this mid-winter harvest festival in India
Happy Lohri 2022: Date, history, significance, celebrations of folklore in India  (Twitter/fineperforators)
Happy Lohri 2022: Date, history, significance, celebrations of folklore in India  (Twitter/fineperforators)
Updated on Jan 12, 2022 04:31 PM IST
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UFO Moviez to release Master in north India in over 500 screens on Jan 14

Master will become the first major pan-Indian release of the year when it hits the screens for Pongal festival. Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, it will release in four languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi.
Master stars Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi.
Master stars Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi.
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 03:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHaricharan Pudipeddi

Rainfall predicted in parts of Delhi, Haryana from January 3; Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan to experience severe cold wave

The government agency also predicted that the minimum temperatures are likely to rise by 3-5°C over maximum parts of central and North India in the next 4-5 days.
People travelling in a shared vehicle along Delhi-Gurugram Expressway amid foggy conditions and cold weather near IFFCO Chowk, in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
People travelling in a shared vehicle along Delhi-Gurugram Expressway amid foggy conditions and cold weather near IFFCO Chowk, in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 01, 2021 05:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Chilly Delhi on cold wave brink, temperature falls by 1-2 degrees Celsius: IMD

The IMD had said on Sunday that a western disturbance led to rise in temperature in North India, but once it withdraws, cold wave to severe cold wave conditions will prevail in the region.
A view of India Gate engulfed in smog, in New Delhi on Sunday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
A view of India Gate engulfed in smog, in New Delhi on Sunday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 11:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Cold wave: IMD issues health warning, suggests action in case of prolonged exposure

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that North India will witness severe cold wave along with dense fog from Tuesday.
People warm themselves around a bonfire on a cold morning near Yamuna Bank metro station in New Delhi on Sunday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
People warm themselves around a bonfire on a cold morning near Yamuna Bank metro station in New Delhi on Sunday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 08:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

‘Don’t drink alcohol, get indoors’, says IMD as North India braces for severe cold wave

In its latest impact-based advisory, the IMD said “severe” cold wave is expected over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and northern Rajasthan from December 29.
People warm themselves around a bonfire amid cold weather at Nizamuddin in New Delhi, on Saturday.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
People warm themselves around a bonfire amid cold weather at Nizamuddin in New Delhi, on Saturday.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 07:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Why the winter session matters | HT Editorial

Covid-19 cannot be a reason to halt the work of democratic institutions, especially Parliament
To show their commitment to citizens in these times of distress, India’s parliamentarians owe it to the country to get to work(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
To show their commitment to citizens in these times of distress, India’s parliamentarians owe it to the country to get to work(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 08:30 PM IST
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Cold winds from Himalayas bring down the mercury

Large parts of north India are already witnessing foggy conditions. However, no significant change has been forecast over most parts of central and east India during the next two-three days, but it can fall by up to four notches thereafter, the IMD said.
Heavy snow covers a road in Pahalgam on Monday.(AFP Photo)
Heavy snow covers a road in Pahalgam on Monday.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 04:22 AM IST
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North India braces for further dip in mercury; Himachal’s Keylong shivers at -11°C

In the national capital, which was swept by cold winds, the minimum temperature dropped to single-digit to settle at 8.4 degrees Celsius, down from 11.5 degrees Celsius Sunday.
A view of Qutub Minar shrouded in a dense layer of fog, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, December 13, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A view of Qutub Minar shrouded in a dense layer of fog, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, December 13, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 14, 2020 09:38 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

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

As air pollution levels hit alarming levels in North India, air purifiers have become a must-have gadget in every home.
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.
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 06:19 PM IST
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Maharashtra reports fewer than 5,000 Covid-19 cases for fifth day in a row

Maharashtra reported fewer than 5,000 Covid-19 cases for the fifth consecutive day, taking the state’s tally to 1,864,348, with 4,981 fresh infections recorded on Wednesday
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Goregaon on Wednesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Goregaon on Wednesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 10, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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Saif Ali Khan joins Kareena Kapoor Khan-Taimur on a village walk in Palampur, here are its 5 tourist attractions

From tea plantations and art galleries to serene temples and quaint monasteries, Palampur has much to offer as an offbeat tourist destination and Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor Khan-Taimur’s recent village walk in the Himachal town has now made it into travellers’ bucket list
5 tourist attractions of Palampur, the Himachal town that Saif-Kareena-Taimur visited(Instagram/exsultravel/hues_of_mind/sadak_chap)
5 tourist attractions of Palampur, the Himachal town that Saif-Kareena-Taimur visited(Instagram/exsultravel/hues_of_mind/sadak_chap)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 05:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByZarafshan Shiraz

‘Like two sons of a father’: Transport unions support Bharat Bandh call

Delhi Goods Transport Association president Parmeet Singh Goldie said that farmers form the roots of their business hence they feel they should express their solidarity with the agitating farmers’ unions.
Delhi Goods Transport Association president Parmeet Singh Goldie voicing his support for the farmers’ agitation.(ANI/Twitter)
Delhi Goods Transport Association president Parmeet Singh Goldie voicing his support for the farmers’ agitation.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 05:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com |Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Mercury dips in most parts of north India, Delhi records coldest Nov morning since 2003

The national capital’s minimum temperature dropped to 6.9 degrees Celsius while the air quality remained “poor” and government agencies said it is likely to deteriorate further due to unfavourable meteorological conditions.
Women wrapped in woollens walk at Mohamadpur Railway Station amid morning chill and cold weather near Dwarka in New Delhi on Sunday, November 22, 2020. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Women wrapped in woollens walk at Mohamadpur Railway Station amid morning chill and cold weather near Dwarka in New Delhi on Sunday, November 22, 2020. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 10:51 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

The Universe is a person by Tanuja Chandra

The filmmaker remembers her aunt who featured in her last documentary, says that when older people depart, entire cosmoses of histories are lost
The author with her aunt, who starred in the 2019 documentary Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha
The author with her aunt, who starred in the 2019 documentary Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 02:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByTanuja Chandra

To battle pollution, involve the private sector | Opinion

The private sector, through its technical expertise, sector-specific knowledge and ability to design unique, cutting-edge innovations, can devise effective long-term solutions to two of the major challenges government is faced with — lack of technological solutions and large-scale monitoring
In 2019, Punjab and Haryana burnt 9Mt and 1.23Mt of 20Mt and 9Mt of crop stubble produced respectively.(PTI)
In 2019, Punjab and Haryana burnt 9Mt and 1.23Mt of 20Mt and 9Mt of crop stubble produced respectively.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 08:04 PM IST
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ByAparna Roy and Tanushree Chandra

Sisodia says Centre, EPCA doing very little to control pollution in north India

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Sisodia demanded immediate and concrete steps be taken to check pollution in north India.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference on the issue of stubble burning and pollution, at Delhi Secretariat, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference on the issue of stubble burning and pollution, at Delhi Secretariat, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 05:06 AM IST
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HT Picks: New Reads

This week’s interesting reads include a volume on India’s links to China and the Buddhist Far East, a book on a controversial follower of Osho, and a look at life in a UP village
The Buddhist trail, Osho, and an Indian village feature on this week’s list of interesting reads.(HT Team)
The Buddhist trail, Osho, and an Indian village feature on this week’s list of interesting reads.(HT Team)
Updated on Oct 02, 2020 04:23 PM IST
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No option but to burn stubble, say farmers as doctors worry about Covid

Fear patient load will increase as virus impacts lungs and pollution from the burning fields can severely affect people’s health
Stubble being burnt after harvesting of paddy in Jalandhar last year.(ANI/For representation only)
Stubble being burnt after harvesting of paddy in Jalandhar last year.(ANI/For representation only)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 04:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patiala | By, Patiala

Punjab’s SBS Nagar retains first rank as cleanest city in North India in under 50,000 population category

For second year in a row, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar clinches top spot with 5145.17 points
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar has won the top position in Swachh Survekshan-2020 for being the cleanest city in North India in the under 50,000 population category.(HT Photo)
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar has won the top position in Swachh Survekshan-2020 for being the cleanest city in North India in the under 50,000 population category.(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 20, 2020 05:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Swachh Survekshan Awards 2020:CM Khattar’s constituency Karnal is Haryana’s cleanest city

Karnal jumps from 24 in 2019 to 17 in Swachh Survekshan 2020 to become the second cleanest city in north India after Chandigarh
Karnal was slotted at number 17 in cities with a population of 1 to 10 lakh. It also came in second in the region after the union territory of Chandigarh, which secured 8th position and emerged as the cleanest city in north India with a population of above 10 lakh.(HT photo)
Karnal was slotted at number 17 in cities with a population of 1 to 10 lakh. It also came in second in the region after the union territory of Chandigarh, which secured 8th position and emerged as the cleanest city in north India with a population of above 10 lakh.(HT photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 05:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Karnal | By, Karnal

No more yellow alert for Mumbai, parts of Maharashtra; IMD predicts more rains for North India

In its weather bulletin, the IMD predicted heavy to moderate rainfall at isolated places across Madhya Maharashtra today while no alert of rainfall has been issued for tomorrow and the coming days.
File photo: People deal with rain at Dadar in Mumbai, Maharashtra.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
File photo: People deal with rain at Dadar in Mumbai, Maharashtra.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 04:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

6% more rainfall than normal recorded in country so far; deficiency in North India: IMD

The IMD has four meteorological divisions and rainfall has been more than normal in the south peninsula, central India, and east and northeast India divisions.
Monsoon arrived in Kerala on June 1, its normal onset date, marking the commencement of the four-month rainfall season in the country. India is likely to get normal monsoon, according to the IMD’s forecast. (Photo by Vivek Nair / Hindustan Times)
Monsoon arrived in Kerala on June 1, its normal onset date, marking the commencement of the four-month rainfall season in the country. India is likely to get normal monsoon, according to the IMD’s forecast. (Photo by Vivek Nair / Hindustan Times)
Published on Jul 19, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

PGIMER to start DM course in interventional radiology

Interventional radiology, an important subspecialty of radiology, allows minimally invasive procedures to be done quickly under minimal anesthesia. It’s also relatively painless
The DM course in interventional radiology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is the first of its kind programme in north India(HT photo)
The DM course in interventional radiology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is the first of its kind programme in north India(HT photo)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 11:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Panjab University has miles to go after NIRF rankings

Panjab University (PU) was 10 positions down from rank 34 to 44 among educational institutes in the country in HRD ministry’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020 list
Panjab University, Chandigarh(HT Photo)
Panjab University, Chandigarh(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 09:47 PM IST
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Monsoon arrives in Kerala, North India likely to receive above normal rainfall

The southwest monsoon has made an onset over Kerala, marking the commencement of the four-month long rainfall season, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday.
North India is likely to get “above normal” rainfall, while Central India and the southern peninsula will receive “normal” rainfall, the IMD said.(File photo for representation)
North India is likely to get “above normal” rainfall, while Central India and the southern peninsula will receive “normal” rainfall, the IMD said.(File photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 03:28 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh

Heat wave relents after light showers in parts of north India; slight dip in temps in Rajasthan

The mercury dropped several notches during the day and further in the evening as strong winds swept across the city and many areas witnessed light rain.
People out during heavy afternoon rains at North Campus, Delhi University in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, January 16, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
People out during heavy afternoon rains at North Campus, Delhi University in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, January 16, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 28, 2020 09:52 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Harshita Singh

Delhi issues advisory for spraying pesticides to control probable locust attack

Gopal Rai said in view of the increasing threat of locusts in north India, the Agriculture Department of the Delhi government will run awareness programmes to make the people and farmers of Delhi aware of this new threat.
The circular was issued in order to prevent a probable attack in Delhi by a swarm of locusts, which are reportedly present in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.(AFP)
The circular was issued in order to prevent a probable attack in Delhi by a swarm of locusts, which are reportedly present in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.(AFP)
Published on May 28, 2020 02:40 PM IST
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IMD predicts heatwave, issues red alert for several parts of north India

The IMD has also issued an orange warning for heatwave for east Uttar Pradesh, said Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre.
On Saturday, Pilani in Rajasthan recorded 46.7 degrees Celsius. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
On Saturday, Pilani in Rajasthan recorded 46.7 degrees Celsius. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 24, 2020 05:30 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Gurugram: Factories in the lurch as inter-state travel curbs hit supply chain, availability of labour

Gurugram is the centre of manufacturing and business in North India; yet it looks like the restrictions, especially regarding the inter-state movement to and from Delhi, will create problems in return to normalcy.
Faridabad, also a factory hub, sealed all five of its borders with Delhi on Wednesday, imposing a ban on the entry of all commuters, including essential workers.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Faridabad, also a factory hub, sealed all five of its borders with Delhi on Wednesday, imposing a ban on the entry of all commuters, including essential workers.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 04:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByDhananjay Jha and Prayag Arora Desai, Gurugram
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