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A man wearing a mask walks through a deserted footpath with a layer of faded leaves all around during the complete lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak, in Kolkata.(ANI)

Coronavirus outbreak: CNI churches to live-stream special worship sessions

By Press Trust of India | Kolkata
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 06:37 PM IST
With public gatherings banned due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Church of North India (Diocese of Kolkata) has decided to go for live-streaming so that members of the community can join from home the special worship sessions, lined up till Good Friday and Easter.
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In total, six western disturbances have affected north-western India in March as against an average of two to three.(PTI file photo)
In total, six western disturbances have affected north-western India in March as against an average of two to three.(PTI file photo)

More unseasonal thunderstorm, hailstorm likely in north India: IMD

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2020 01:27 PM IST
Rains will affect migrant labourers stranded outdoors due to the 21-day nationwide lockdown that started from Wednesday to rein in the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-21) pandemic and is likely to destroy the standing crops in the northern plains.
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Another western disturbance is likely to bring rain and thundershowers to north India on March 4, which is also likely to be an intense WD according to scientists. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Another western disturbance is likely to bring rain and thundershowers to north India on March 4, which is also likely to be an intense WD according to scientists. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Thundershowers likely over northern India during weekend

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with isolated thunderstorms accompanied with lightning, hail and gusty winds (speed reaching 30-40 kmph) is likely over northern plains including Delhi-NCR on February 29.
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Shubhang has decided to invest in the Indian film industry and he will begin by backing a project about real life social workers
Shubhang has decided to invest in the Indian film industry and he will begin by backing a project about real life social workers

Philanthropist-businessman Shubhang Arora conveys a key message through Bollywood

UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 04:01 PM IST
Shubhang believes that Bollywood movies are providing relevant messages through genuine depiction of life onscreen
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Nitish Kumar’s decision to expel Pavan Varma and Prashant Kishor — who had both adopted a critical stance against the BJP — was a message that the NDA would stand united(PTI)
Nitish Kumar’s decision to expel Pavan Varma and Prashant Kishor — who had both adopted a critical stance against the BJP — was a message that the NDA would stand united(PTI)

Understanding the politics of Nitish Kumar | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2020 08:57 PM IST
His political vulnerability explains his recent decisions
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3 villages in each dist chosen for solid waste mgmt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Punjab
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2020 10:34 PM IST
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Jammu and Kashmir, Jan 18 (ANI): Snow-covered shrine Chrar-e-Sharif after heavy snowfall in Kanidajan on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir, Jan 18 (ANI): Snow-covered shrine Chrar-e-Sharif after heavy snowfall in Kanidajan on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

Cold wave continues in north India, rains in Himachal and UP

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2020 02:58 AM IST
A thick blanket of fog covered the national capital Saturday morning. The minimum temperature in the city was 8.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above the normal, and visibility was reduced to 50 metres in the Palam area during the morning hours due to a dense fog.
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A frozen waterfall at Tangmarg near Srinagar on Monday.(PTI)
A frozen waterfall at Tangmarg near Srinagar on Monday.(PTI)

Double whammy for north India as cold, fog intensify

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 03:57 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has attributed the fog and severe cold to cloud cover which has led to creation of a poor ventilation zone from Amritsar in the west to Gaya in the east, covering entire Delhi and parts of central and eastern Uttar Pradesh.
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Women seen wrapped in shwals and woollens as the national capital witnesses intense cold conditions, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, December 26, 2019.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Women seen wrapped in shwals and woollens as the national capital witnesses intense cold conditions, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, December 26, 2019.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

December may be second coldest for Delhi in 100 years

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 02:59 AM IST
The mean maximum temperature this month till Thursday is 19.84°C. The lowest mean maximum temperature in the city was recorded in 1997 at 17.3°C.
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The Christ Church on the Ridge in Shimla is a landmark monument and enduring legacy of the British Raj. Its bell and chimes, which had been awaiting repair due to lack of funds, have finally been restored and will ring in Christmas this time after 38 years.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
The Christ Church on the Ridge in Shimla is a landmark monument and enduring legacy of the British Raj. Its bell and chimes, which had been awaiting repair due to lack of funds, have finally been restored and will ring in Christmas this time after 38 years.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

Shimla’s iconic church bell will ring after 38 years this Christmas

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 01:27 PM IST
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Tremors felt from Tashkent to Delhi as 6.3 earthquake jolts Afghanistan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 06:25 PM IST
The National Center for Seismology said the 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck at 5.09 pm with its epicentre 250 km from Afghanistan capital Kabul.
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Mumbai, India - November 20, 2019: A huge layer of fog at Aarey colony in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - November 20, 2019: A huge layer of fog at Aarey colony in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Mumbai’s minimum temperature falls below 20 degrees Celsius, a first this season

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 07:10 AM IST
The Santacruz weather observatory, representative of Mumbai and its suburbs, recorded 19.5 degrees Celsius, almost a degree above normal. Colaba, the representative of south Mumbai, recorded 22 degrees Celsius, 1 degree above normal.
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AIJASS demands to stop screening of ‘Panipat’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Hisar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 11:02 PM IST
Notably, there are three cinema hall in Hisar around which additional force has been deployed to maintain law and order condition
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Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal (left) with Gobind Singh Longowal, who was re-elected president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee in Amritsar on Wednesday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal (left) with Gobind Singh Longowal, who was re-elected president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee in Amritsar on Wednesday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
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Protecting the environment is a key responsibility of governments. But they have failed miserably(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Protecting the environment is a key responsibility of governments. But they have failed miserably(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Make rulers accountable for pollution

By Shashi Shekhar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2019 11:49 AM IST
Politicians often make comparisons with China, but never about its efforts to curb pollution
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Kushal Pal Singh
Kushal Pal Singh

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Stylish as Singh

By Malavika Sangghvi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 12:26 AM IST
Over the weekend, when billionaire Kushal Pal Singh, chairman and CEO of real-estate developer DLF, celebrated his birthday, there were a series of parties to mark the happy occasion.
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A dense smog cover over Ghaziabad. The Uttar Pradesh city remained the most polluted in the country for three consecutive days after Diwali.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
A dense smog cover over Ghaziabad. The Uttar Pradesh city remained the most polluted in the country for three consecutive days after Diwali.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

Baghpat, Jind among new pollution hot spots in north India, shows data

By Chetan Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 05:46 AM IST
Since October 1, when the pollution levels in the northern plain started to deteriorate, several northern cities had higher pollution levels than Delhi. Tracking air pollution this winter clearly shows that several cities in Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh have emerged as the new hot spots as compared to places such as Gwalior and Jhansi, which used to have high particulate pollution.
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The Centre’s top most bureaucrat will monitor the situation in New Delhi and its neighbouring states every day after air pollution in the national capital and surrounding towns reached the worst levels so far this year on Sunday.(HT Photo)
The Centre’s top most bureaucrat will monitor the situation in New Delhi and its neighbouring states every day after air pollution in the national capital and surrounding towns reached the worst levels so far this year on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Centre reviews pollution crisis; cabinet secy to monitor situation in Delhi-NCR daily

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 11:04 PM IST
Pollution levels in Delhi and satellite towns shot up again on Sunday morning, with the air quality bordering the ‘severe plus’ category at several places.
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The Principal Secretary to Prime Minister has reviewed the grave situation of severe air pollution in Delhi, it’s adjoining NCR region and other parts of North India on Sunday.(PTI)
The Principal Secretary to Prime Minister has reviewed the grave situation of severe air pollution in Delhi, it’s adjoining NCR region and other parts of North India on Sunday.(PTI)

Cabinet secretary to monitor pollution situation in Delhi-NCR daily

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 08:29 PM IST
The chief secretaries of these states have been asked to monitor the situation in various districts of their respective state round the clock.
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A biker with face covered by a mask at India Gate, New Delhi, October 31, 2019.(Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)
A biker with face covered by a mask at India Gate, New Delhi, October 31, 2019.(Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

People in North India may lose 7 years of life due to air pollution: Study

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 12:49 PM IST
The Air Quality Life Index (AQLI), produced by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), shows there has been a 72% increase in pollution from 1998 to 2016 in the region which accounts for 40% of India’s population.
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There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the earthquake, which IMD said, had hit at a depth of 40 km. (Image used for representational purpose).(REUTERS PHOTO.)
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the earthquake, which IMD said, had hit at a depth of 40 km. (Image used for representational purpose).(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Earthquakes: Here’s all you need to know

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 08:41 PM IST
The tremors that lasted for 8-10 seconds were felt in north India including Punjab and Haryana, Seismology Department officials said as well as major cities of Pakistan, including Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Lahore.
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Menu on Kalka-Shimla Toy Train to change every fortnight

By Rachna Verma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 12:45 AM IST
IRCTC regional manager says the decision was taken to ensure passenger satisfaction and improve quality of catering services
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Opposition leaders targeted Union labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar and accused him of insulting people of north India on Sunday
Opposition leaders targeted Union labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar and accused him of insulting people of north India on Sunday

Santosh Gangwar’s employment remark draws Oppn flak, aide clarifies

By HT Correspondent | Bareilly
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 11:56 PM IST
The comments came amid criticism of the government over India’s unemployment rate rising to a 45-year high of 6.1% in 2017-18, data of which was released in May.
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Union minister Santosh Gangwar said there were enough jobs in the country but the job seekers, especially those in North India, were not qualified enough(ANI Photo)
Union minister Santosh Gangwar said there were enough jobs in the country but the job seekers, especially those in North India, were not qualified enough(ANI Photo)

No dearth of jobs in country but North Indians not qualified enough: Santosh Gangwar

By HT Correspondent | Bareilly, Bareilly
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 06:14 PM IST
His remarks come at a time when the country is witnessing an economic slowdown and rise in unemployment across sectors.
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Keema is found in most Indian cuisines. In Lucknow, the great chefs will make their keema themselves.(Shutterstock)
Keema is found in most Indian cuisines. In Lucknow, the great chefs will make their keema themselves.(Shutterstock)

Rude food by Vir Sanghvi: Tales of kebab and keema

By Vir Sanghvi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 10:10 PM IST
In Lucknow, the great chefs treat keema as the perfect medium to convey their spice mixtures in such kebabs as the Kakori
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Rescue operations by team of Ludhiana Administration and NDRF underway in village Allowal in District Ludhiana. The team evacuated the houses after water from Satluj wrecked havoc. The fields were submerged in water causing heavy losses to the farmers, Ludhiana(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Rescue operations by team of Ludhiana Administration and NDRF underway in village Allowal in District Ludhiana. The team evacuated the houses after water from Satluj wrecked havoc. The fields were submerged in water causing heavy losses to the farmers, Ludhiana(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Heavy rains kill 38 in north India; trigger landslides, floods, strand thousands

By HT Correspondent and Agencies | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 07:35 AM IST
On Monday, Indian Air Force helicopters carried out dramatic rescue operations in Jammu and Karnal districts, even as the administration was on alert in parts of Haryana and Punjab.
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Himachal Pradesh, August 18: Ancient Panchwaqtra Mahadev temple submerged in flooded Beas river in Mandi(ANI Photo)
Himachal Pradesh, August 18: Ancient Panchwaqtra Mahadev temple submerged in flooded Beas river in Mandi(ANI Photo)

Floods in north India: A man-made disaster

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2019 09:09 PM IST
Reckless infrastructure development is leading to environmental costs
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The biggest issue LGBTQ community face today is that of securing equal rights and social acceptance.(HT Photo)
The biggest issue LGBTQ community face today is that of securing equal rights and social acceptance.(HT Photo)

LGBTQ community still fights for equal rights, acceptance: Survey

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2019 04:54 AM IST
According to a survey conducted by YouGov, wherein around 1,005 people were interviewed, the responses for LGBTQI-related queries were collected from around 300 people from across the country who identified as homosexual, bisexual, queer and transgender.
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Students of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) with hearing disability, who needed certification from a board of doctors at Safdarjung Hospital to be allowed to sit for their counselling, was unable to get it even as the counselling process started on Wednesday. (Karun Sharma/Hindustan Times)
Students of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) with hearing disability, who needed certification from a board of doctors at Safdarjung Hospital to be allowed to sit for their counselling, was unable to get it even as the counselling process started on Wednesday. (Karun Sharma/Hindustan Times)

No test facility at Safdarjung, students miss NEET counselling

By Anonna Dutt | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 11:57 AM IST
This was because of the speech discrimination test was unavailable at the hospital.
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Rain and thundershower hit the national capital in the early hours of Tuesday, bringing down the night temperature by nearly seven degrees Celsius below normal. (Ragul Krishnan/ HT PHOTO)
Rain and thundershower hit the national capital in the early hours of Tuesday, bringing down the night temperature by nearly seven degrees Celsius below normal. (Ragul Krishnan/ HT PHOTO)

Mercury to touch 40°C in Delhi by weekend, says IMD

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 07:27 AM IST
Chances of another heat wave are remote, IMD said.
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