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Master stars Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi.

UFO Moviez to release Master in north India in over 500 screens on Jan 14

By Haricharan Pudipeddi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 03:58 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 05:16 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 11:25 AM IST
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.
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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)

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

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 08:06 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that North India will witness severe cold wave along with dense fog from Tuesday.
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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)

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

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 07:46 AM IST
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.
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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)

Why the winter session matters | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 08:30 PM IST
Covid-19 cannot be a reason to halt the work of democratic institutions, especially Parliament
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Heavy snow covers a road in Pahalgam on Monday.(AFP Photo)
Heavy snow covers a road in Pahalgam on Monday.(AFP Photo)

Cold winds from Himalayas bring down the mercury

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:22 AM IST
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.
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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)

North India braces for further dip in mercury; Himachal’s Keylong shivers at -11°C

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:38 PM IST
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.
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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.

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

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 06:19 PM IST
As air pollution levels hit alarming levels in North India, air purifiers have become a must-have gadget in every home.
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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)

Maharashtra reports fewer than 5,000 Covid-19 cases for fifth day in a row

By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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
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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)

Saif Ali Khan joins Kareena Kapoor Khan-Taimur on a village walk in Palampur, here are its 5 tourist attractions

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:09 PM IST
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
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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)

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

By hindustantimes.com |Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 05:09 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 10:51 PM IST
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.
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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

The Universe is a person by Tanuja Chandra

By Tanuja Chandra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 02:16 PM IST
The filmmaker remembers her aunt who featured in her last documentary, says that when older people depart, entire cosmoses of histories are lost
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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)

To battle pollution, involve the private sector | Opinion

By Aparna Roy and Tanushree Chandra
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 08:04 PM IST
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
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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)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 05:06 AM IST
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Sisodia demanded immediate and concrete steps be taken to check pollution in north India.
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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)

HT Picks: New Reads

By HT Team | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 04:23 PM IST
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
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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)

No option but to burn stubble, say farmers as doctors worry about Covid

By Vishal Rambani | Hindustan Times, Patiala, Patiala
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Fear patient load will increase as virus impacts lungs and pollution from the burning fields can severely affect people’s health
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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)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2020 05:55 PM IST
For second year in a row, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar clinches top spot with 5145.17 points
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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)

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

By Neeraj Mohan | Hindustan Times, Karnal, Karnal
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 05:22 PM IST
Karnal jumps from 24 in 2019 to 17 in Swachh Survekshan 2020 to become the second cleanest city in north India after Chandigarh
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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)

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

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 04:17 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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.
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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)

PGIMER to start DM course in interventional radiology

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Interventional radiology, an important subspecialty of radiology, allows minimally invasive procedures to be done quickly under minimal anesthesia. It’s also relatively painless
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Panjab University, Chandigarh(HT Photo)
Panjab University, Chandigarh(HT Photo)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 09:47 PM IST
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
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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)

Monsoon arrives in Kerala, North India likely to receive above normal rainfall

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 03:28 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Harshita Singh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2020 09:52 PM IST
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.
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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)

Delhi issues advisory for spraying pesticides to control probable locust attack

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2020 02:40 PM IST
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.
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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)

IMD predicts heatwave, issues red alert for several parts of north India

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 05:30 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Dhananjay Jha and Prayag Arora Desai | Hindustan Times, Gurugram, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 04:09 AM IST
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.
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Migrant workers hitch a ride after a nationwide lockdown was announced on March 24, Noida, March 29, 2020(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Migrant workers hitch a ride after a nationwide lockdown was announced on March 24, Noida, March 29, 2020(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Migrant workers are being treated poorly. Address their concerns, now

PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2020 07:35 PM IST
They are hungry, scared and worried. If the State cannot look after them, let them go home
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