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CINTAA committee members Suneel Sinha, Vrajesh Hirjee, Siddharth Sikka and Amit Behl

Aspiring talent, listen up, CINTAA to set up office in Delhi

By Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2018 06:20 PM IST
Cine & TV Artists’ Association’s new office will be a guidance forum for budding artists from north India.
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A farmer in Karnal setting crop residue on fire.(Burhaan Kinu / HT File Photo)
A farmer in Karnal setting crop residue on fire.(Burhaan Kinu / HT File Photo)

Stubble burning in north India pollutes central and southern states too, says NASA study

By Snehal Fernandes | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 05:36 PM IST
Researchers attribute the dispersal of pollutants to distant places to mechanised harvesting practices, as it leads to crop residue burning.
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Doing outdoor physical activities especially like walking-running helps you connect better with your own self.(Twitter)
Doing outdoor physical activities especially like walking-running helps you connect better with your own self.(Twitter)

When pollution level rises, focus on strength and conditioning

UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 05:57 PM IST
Outdoor activity is the best, but one should be sensible and take note of the fact that it is counterproductive working out when air quality is bad
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Maharashtra has been way ahead of other states in terms of social reforms and equalisation of society. It should not be allowed to slip back into medieval distinctions of high born and lesser beings.(HT FILE)
Maharashtra has been way ahead of other states in terms of social reforms and equalisation of society. It should not be allowed to slip back into medieval distinctions of high born and lesser beings.(HT FILE)

Maharashtra, a shining beacon no more?

By Sujata Anandan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 12:24 AM IST
Two recent incidents make me wonder if laws alone are effective and how much of a deterrent they can prove against those with closed minds and exclusivist attitudes
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(HT Illustration: Sudhir Shetty)
(HT Illustration: Sudhir Shetty)

Maska Maarke: An ode to the bhel puri walla bhaiyya

By Kunal Vijayakar | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 02:04 PM IST
Who brought the crispy, tangy, deep-fried chaat to the bay? The answer lies in a stall around the corner
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Local bodies and tourism minister Navjot Singh Sidhu with officials of the tourism promotion board at the Partition Museum in Amritsar on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Local bodies and tourism minister Navjot Singh Sidhu with officials of the tourism promotion board at the Partition Museum in Amritsar on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Amritsar will emerge as tourism capital of north India soon: Navjot Singh Sidhu

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amritsar
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 01:39 PM IST
The minister said the government is planning to spend more than Rs 800 crore for providing world-class facilities for tourists coming to the city.
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Authorities in UP said dusty conditions are likely to prevail for another 3-4 days and advised people to avoid staying outdoors for long hours.(PTI)
Authorities in UP said dusty conditions are likely to prevail for another 3-4 days and advised people to avoid staying outdoors for long hours.(PTI)

15 killed in UP dust storms, flights cancelled in Delhi and Chandigarh as haze engulfs north India

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Lucknow/Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 08:12 PM IST
Haze in north India prompted authorities to suspend civil construction works in Delhi and Haryana.
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The mosque’s construction was completed during the rule of Naseeruddin Mehmood.(HT Photo)
The mosque’s construction was completed during the rule of Naseeruddin Mehmood.(HT Photo)

North India’s first mosque going strong after 999 years

By S Raju | Hindustan Times, Meerut, Meerut
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 01:28 PM IST
Tryst with History: The mosque became an important centre for Muslim leaders during freedom struggle
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Over 50% of the doctors at the institute are from South India.(HT File)
Over 50% of the doctors at the institute are from South India.(HT File)

North-South divide at play in PGI doctor polls

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 12:29 PM IST
This time, two panels have been formed. While one panel has 11 out of 12 candidates from North, the nominee for the presidential post of second panel has been getting calls to not to contest for the post, stating that he is from South.
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Passengers drinking water on the platform at a railway station as temperatures continue to soar, in Allahabad.(PTI File Photo)
Passengers drinking water on the platform at a railway station as temperatures continue to soar, in Allahabad.(PTI File Photo)

Heatwave spell continues in north India, Rajasthan’s Sriganganagar touches 48 degree Celsius

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 09:17 PM IST
Delhi braved another hot day on Thursday with the maximum temperature settling at 41.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the normal for the season
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Dry patches in a stretch mid-stream of river Ganga near Samane Ghat area.(HT Photo/Rajesh Kumar)
Dry patches in a stretch mid-stream of river Ganga near Samane Ghat area.(HT Photo/Rajesh Kumar)

Heat takes toll on river Ganga too!

By Sudhir Kumar | Hindustan Times, Varanasi, Varanasi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2018 01:19 PM IST
Extreme summer is not only taking its toll on humans and animals but national river Ganga is also facing the heat. Patches of sand are visible in long stretches of Ganga in midstream as the water is drying up. This has raised concern among zoologists, environmentalists and Ganga activists who feel if the situation continues for long then it may lead to serious threat to flora and fauna of the national river.
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Children running on Rajpath as rains hit New Delhi on Thursday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Children running on Rajpath as rains hit New Delhi on Thursday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Thunderstorm and rain hit Delhi, Met dept says more on way

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 10:36 PM IST
After a powerful storm hit the national capital on Wednesday night, the MeT department issued a warning for next 72 hours anticipating similar weather conditions across large parts of north India, including Delhi.
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pPeople who are impatient or even callous towards their elderly relatives will find no peace of mind at all.(Getty Images/Stockphoto)
pPeople who are impatient or even callous towards their elderly relatives will find no peace of mind at all.(Getty Images/Stockphoto)

Random forays : Greed for property, no love for parents

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 10:32 PM IST
It is an unfortunate truth that although this crazed obsession for property is prevalent throughout the world, it is nowhere more apparent than in north India.
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Dust storms, rain and thunder lashed parts of northern India on May 8, uprooting trees and blowing the roofs off homes in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district but striking with less fury in other places(Hindustan Times)
Dust storms, rain and thunder lashed parts of northern India on May 8, uprooting trees and blowing the roofs off homes in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district but striking with less fury in other places(Hindustan Times)

India is not doing enough to build climate-resilient infrastructure

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 09:56 PM IST
The recent dust storms in north India and unseasonal snowfall in Uttarakhand may not be linked to climate change but freak weather syndrome is becoming the new norm. This means the country has to invest much more in climate-resilient infrastructure
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A dust storm is seen building up over the city of Bikaner on Monday. In a fresh advisory by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), dust storm and heavy rain likely at isolated places in Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, western Rajasthan and states in North-east.(PTI)
A dust storm is seen building up over the city of Bikaner on Monday. In a fresh advisory by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), dust storm and heavy rain likely at isolated places in Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, western Rajasthan and states in North-east.(PTI)

Storm alert in Bikaner, Alwar, Bharatpur and Dholpur

By HT Correspondents | Hinduatan Times, Bikaner/ Alwar/ Bharatpur/ Dholpur, Bikaner/ Alwar/ Bharatpur/ Dholpur
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 10:00 PM IST
Leave of all government employees was cancelled following the IMD alert.
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The storm uprooted large number of electricity poles in many districts under Agra discom.(HT File Photo)
The storm uprooted large number of electricity poles in many districts under Agra discom.(HT File Photo)

UP: May 2 storm leaves power infrastructure in bad shape

By Brajendra K Parashar | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2018 12:44 PM IST
The dust storm that ripped through north India on May 2 left the electricity infrastructure shattered, with hundreds of villages still without power in around 20 affected districts in Uttar Pradesh.
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A dust storm approaches the city of Bikaner on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
A dust storm approaches the city of Bikaner on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Powerful dust storm lashes north India: Here’s what we know so far

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 01:09 PM IST
Over 75 people were killed in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand. The dust storm and rains also caused several traffic snarls and flight delays in New Delhi.
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A street vendor sells kharvas at Prabhadevi in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)
A street vendor sells kharvas at Prabhadevi in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)

Through the milky way

By Rachel Lopez | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2018 11:54 PM IST
Who makes those large white slabs of kharvas and how? The answers lie in a tiny corner of Dharavi
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Actor Varun Sharma is working with Kriti Sanon for the third time, after they shared screen space in Dilwale and Raabta.
Actor Varun Sharma is working with Kriti Sanon for the third time, after they shared screen space in Dilwale and Raabta.

Our friendship has grown with time, says Varun Sharma on working with Kriti Sanon for the third time

By Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 04:45 PM IST
Actor Varun Sharma, who is shooting for Arjun Patiala, says that he really admires how his co-star Kriti Sanon gets into the skin of the character she’s portraying onscreen.
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If you want to avoid gluten, here are some alternatives(Dinodia)
If you want to avoid gluten, here are some alternatives(Dinodia)

9 healthy alternatives to wheat

By Shikha Sharma | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 11:19 PM IST
Here’s how to fill your pantry if you’re gluten-intolerant
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The survey found that unlike the men, a large percentage of women respondents (nearly 64%) trust their spouse when it comes to driving.(Shutterstock)
The survey found that unlike the men, a large percentage of women respondents (nearly 64%) trust their spouse when it comes to driving.(Shutterstock)

Only 37% Indian husbands trust their wives when it comes to driving, finds survey

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 04:19 PM IST
The survey analysed the day-to-day driving habits of Indians across 20 states, ranging from over-speeding, phone usage, punctuality and vigilance to trust.
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