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The army, in response to HT’s queries, clarified that no tree has been cut nor any machine used, and the area has been developed as a “recreational spot”.

Portion of deemed forest in Delhi Cantt cleared of bushes to make way for park

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 04:20 AM IST
The Delhi forest department, last October, had sent a notice to the army, noting that a portion of the green area between Mandir Marg and Cassels Road in Cantonment was being developed as a recreational spot named “Taurus Plaza”.
A gazebo with its top missing and wild growth everywhere at a park in Dera Bassi.(HT Photo)
A gazebo with its top missing and wild growth everywhere at a park in Dera Bassi.(HT Photo)

Nobody’s baby: Authorities wash hands of 5 parks at Dera Bassi and Zirakpur, developed at a cost of Rs3 crore

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 11:09 PM IST
Local bodies not releasing funds to forest department for the parks, claim no maintenance agreement has been signed
CThe park maintained by the RWA in Sector 51, Chandigarh Photo by Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times
CThe park maintained by the RWA in Sector 51, Chandigarh Photo by Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times

Two Sector 51 parks adjudged best ahead of Chandigarh Rose Festival

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 12:59 AM IST
The park adjoining house number 266 in Sector 51 was adjudged the winner in the first category
From fitness zealots to people-watchers, our green spaces preserve us all(Photo imaging:Sunil Kumar Mallik)
From fitness zealots to people-watchers, our green spaces preserve us all(Photo imaging:Sunil Kumar Mallik)

Humour: Life is a walk in the park!

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 10:45 PM IST
Extolling the virtues of the fast depleting green patches where childhood can still be found taking a stroll
(Unsplash)
(Unsplash)

Living near parks and nature reserves is good for your mental health

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 12:45 PM IST
Living within 300 metres of urban green space such as parks, nature reserves or play areas is associated with greater happiness, sense of worth and life satisfaction, says a new study.
The park will be ready by December 2021 as final administrative permissions are still pending.(HT image)
The park will be ready by December 2021 as final administrative permissions are still pending.(HT image)

‘Gorai mangrove park to be ready by 2021’ : State mangrove cell

Hindustan Times, MUMBAI | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 04:34 AM IST
Connected by a 10-minute boat ride from Gorai, the state mangrove cell has also planned the 50-hectare Dahisar Mangrove Park at a cost of Rs 40 crore near Dahisar creek.
Over the decades, milk production in Aarey milk colony has dropped to 100,000 litres daily, with the city getting most of its supply from co-operatives and companies located in western Maharashtra(HT FILE)
Over the decades, milk production in Aarey milk colony has dropped to 100,000 litres daily, with the city getting most of its supply from co-operatives and companies located in western Maharashtra(HT FILE)

London’s newest park is an example of what Mumbai can create from Aarey

Hindustan Times | By Manoj Nair
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 12:33 AM IST
Mumbai has large natural areas, but most of it — the forests and private clubs — is not accessible to the public
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park now houses the gator named Chance.(Facebook/@TheAlligatorFarm)
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park now houses the gator named Chance.(Facebook/@TheAlligatorFarm)

Zoological park in Florida welcomes alligator with pizza and music

St. Augustine | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 05:38 PM IST
The 4-foot, 18-pound American alligator became an instant sensation from the day it was spotted in the Humboldt Park lagoon.
Experts said while heavy metals from the ash-dump do leachate in the soil and planners must take remedial measures.(HT Photo)
Experts said while heavy metals from the ash-dump do leachate in the soil and planners must take remedial measures.(HT Photo)

Delhi activist red flags ecological park on fly ash pond, says test water quality

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 04:17 AM IST
Fly-ash is a byproduct of thermal power generation. The upcoming eco-park, spread across 884.64 acres, will be one of the world’s biggest man-made parks, according to the project developers.
The hand pumps in the village, that used to run dry in summer, have enough water these days, said locals. “Residents had to dig borewells 25-30 feet deep, as the water supply from the water utility has been erratic.(HT Photo)
The hand pumps in the village, that used to run dry in summer, have enough water these days, said locals. “Residents had to dig borewells 25-30 feet deep, as the water supply from the water utility has been erratic.(HT Photo)

Residents of North Delhi give a thumbs up to parks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi and Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 06:38 AM IST
The park is surrounded by Jagatpur and Wazirabad villages on the one side and some newer settlements such as Baba Colony and Sangam Vihar.
The tumour is on the tiger’s lower lip(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The tumour is on the tiger’s lower lip(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Eleven-year-old tiger at Mumbai’s national park has rare cancer: Veterinarians

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2019 01:08 AM IST
The veterinary team and experts will be taking a decision soon as to how to go ahead with chemotherapy
Residents have written to the HSVP and MCG officials, seeking demolition of five houses built in the park.(Parveen Kumar /ht photo)
Residents have written to the HSVP and MCG officials, seeking demolition of five houses built in the park.(Parveen Kumar /ht photo)

Residents want houses in Gurugram Sec 31 park demolished

Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2019 01:44 AM IST
The one acre park in Sector 31 is known as ‘Children Park’. Residents’ welfare association (RWA) of the sector wants HSVP and MCG to take appropriate action to remove the structures, some of them were built over two decades ago.
Bajirao was born in SGNP in 2001 to tigress Renuka and tiger Siddharth, both white tigers brought from Aurangabad Zoo in 1999.
Bajirao was born in SGNP in 2001 to tigress Renuka and tiger Siddharth, both white tigers brought from Aurangabad Zoo in 1999.

Bajirao, last captive white tiger at Mumbai’s national park, dies at 18

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2019 12:30 AM IST
The tiger’s autopsy carried out by the pathology department of BVC indicated multiple organ failures along with old age as the probable cause of death
The forest department of Delhi had to put on hold an order, which it had earlier issued to cut down a full grown Semal tree at Green Park in south Delhi, after activists staged a protest at the site on Tuesday. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
The forest department of Delhi had to put on hold an order, which it had earlier issued to cut down a full grown Semal tree at Green Park in south Delhi, after activists staged a protest at the site on Tuesday. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

After protest, Tree-felling order at green park on hold

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2019 06:19 AM IST
On Tuesday when contractors went to cut down they faced a stiff protest from activists, after which the permission was kept in abeyance with immediate effect till further orders.
The original intent of the project was to validate previous research findings on the impact of a park visit on emotional well-being, and evaluate the contribution of choosing to participate in physical activity in the park in relation to emotional well-being after the park visit.(Unsplash)
The original intent of the project was to validate previous research findings on the impact of a park visit on emotional well-being, and evaluate the contribution of choosing to participate in physical activity in the park in relation to emotional well-being after the park visit.(Unsplash)

Spending 20 minutes in an urban park boosts happiness

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 01:38 PM IST
Through contact with the natural environment and engagement in health-promoting and/or social and recreational activities in parks, users experience physical and mental health benefits such as stress reduction and recovery from mental fatigue.
The project titled “Public Space Audits” was launched on Sunday by CR Park Green Community Initiative — a people’s voluntary initiative with the support from community-based organisations.(Picture for representation)
The project titled “Public Space Audits” was launched on Sunday by CR Park Green Community Initiative — a people’s voluntary initiative with the support from community-based organisations.(Picture for representation)

Residents of Delhi’s CR Park to brainstorm over local issues, suggest solutions to govt

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2019 01:34 AM IST
In a first of its kind community-led initiative, residents of CR Park would be analysing issues concerning day-to-day life such as walkability, availability of public transport, pollution and solid waste management, and come up with solutions and recommendations for the government.
The Oberoi, Mumbai represents modern luxury but its older brother next door has aged so badly that they don’t even call it an Oberoi
The Oberoi, Mumbai represents modern luxury but its older brother next door has aged so badly that they don’t even call it an Oberoi

New luxury vs old

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2019 07:35 PM IST
What do you do when your luxury hotel, built in the 1970s, begins to look cheap and dated by today’s standards?
Sachin, a male adult leopard, had jumped out of the nearly-20-feet tall enclosure wall from the branch of a tree.(AFP/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Sachin, a male adult leopard, had jumped out of the nearly-20-feet tall enclosure wall from the branch of a tree.(AFP/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Runaway leopard keeps New Year crowd away at north Bengal safari park for second day

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 08:42 PM IST
Sachin, a male adult leopard, had jumped out of the nearly-20-feet tall enclosure wall from the branch of a tree.
The public park of Sector 58 where Noida Police barred Muslims from offering namaz.(Virendra Singh/HT Photo)
The public park of Sector 58 where Noida Police barred Muslims from offering namaz.(Virendra Singh/HT Photo)

‘Ask your employees not to offer namaz in parks’: Noida Police issue notice to companies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 04:08 PM IST
Noida Police have asked companies in the industrial hub to ensure their employees do not use a park for any religious activity, including offering namaz on Fridays.
There are approximately 13,486 slum hutments and 1,795 tribal families in the area, as per SRA’s records.
There are approximately 13,486 slum hutments and 1,795 tribal families in the area, as per SRA’s records.

26,959 low-cost houses to come up on Mumbai national park’s border

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2018 12:01 AM IST
Inside Aarey, units for slum habitants, tribals to come up in 90 acres; environmentalists say it will damage ecosystem
Abandoned by their mother last November in a sugarcane field in Nandgaon village, Ahmednagar district, Suraj and Tara, were brought to SGNP’s rescue centre in December last year(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Abandoned by their mother last November in a sugarcane field in Nandgaon village, Ahmednagar district, Suraj and Tara, were brought to SGNP’s rescue centre in December last year(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

Leopard cub dies at Mumbai’s national park, officials suspect poisoning

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2018 12:00 AM IST
A source from the park said that Tara, a female cub, might have also been infected but she is better now
SGNP has acquired specimens of various bamboo species from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Manipur, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Meghalaya, and three species from the other parts of the state.(Shutterstock)
SGNP has acquired specimens of various bamboo species from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Manipur, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Meghalaya, and three species from the other parts of the state.(Shutterstock)

Mumbai gets its first botanical park for bamboo cultivation

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 09:18 AM IST
The three-hectare botanical park, located at Tumnipada, two kilometres away from SGNP’s main entrance gate, will host 97 of India’s 136 bamboo species.
Members of the Sector 22 residents’ welfare association (RWA) met HSVP officials last Monday and handed over a letter, alleging that the lease of the park in question expired two years ago, but it is still being used by the developer.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Members of the Sector 22 residents’ welfare association (RWA) met HSVP officials last Monday and handed over a letter, alleging that the lease of the park in question expired two years ago, but it is still being used by the developer.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Gurugram Sector 22 residents want developer to return park

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2018 05:18 AM IST
Residents said the park was leased out to the developer in August 2014 by HSVP (then Huda) for two years on rent to store construction materials for a project. The residents had protested against the lease agreement but it went through. However, it is yet to be returned to them.
In June, the RWA had written to the MCG’s horticulture department to hand over the parks to it for maintenance.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
In June, the RWA had written to the MCG’s horticulture department to hand over the parks to it for maintenance.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)

Gurugram civic body hands over upkeep of Sector 27 parks to residents’ group

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2018 03:34 AM IST
The corporation will release funds as per prescribed norms to the association for paying salaries to gardeners, procuring water and settling the electricity bill. The corporation will pay Rs 3 per square metre per month to the RWA.
Corbett Tiger Reserve.(HT Photo)
Corbett Tiger Reserve.(HT Photo)

Will ask Centre to denotify national parks if you can’t protect tigers, elephants: HC to U’khand govt

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2018 09:21 PM IST
The Uttarakhand high court on Friday remarked that if the state government can’t “protect, preserve and conserve tigers and elephants”, it would ask the Centre to denotify national parks such as Corbett and let the government build race courses and run vehicles freely there
Laura Dern and Sam Neill come to the aid of a Triceratops in a scene from the first Jurassic Park film.(Getty Images)
Laura Dern and Sam Neill come to the aid of a Triceratops in a scene from the first Jurassic Park film.(Getty Images)

25 years of Jurassic Park: Giant reptiles that walk on the screen

Hindustan Times | By Sanjukta Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 07:15 PM IST
In 1993, Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film Jurassic Park showed dinosaurs as terrifying predators. The sequels became more about saving the wild, but the franchise continues to rake it in
Akal Wood Fossil Park, 18km from Jaisalmer.(HT Photo)
Akal Wood Fossil Park, 18km from Jaisalmer.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan govt fails to find consultant for fossil park

Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By Dinesh Bothra
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 10:30 PM IST
The forest department had chalked out a plan worth Rs 10.90 crore to convert the fossil park into a tourist destination.
Actor Adah Sharma talks about ‘going Indian’ for Hum Fit Toh India Fit challenge.
Actor Adah Sharma talks about ‘going Indian’ for Hum Fit Toh India Fit challenge.

Adah Sharma reveals why she took Hum Fit Toh India Fit challenge wearing a sari

Hindustan Times | By Monika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 04:49 PM IST
Actor Adah Sharma is the latest one to take the Hum Fit Toh India Fit challenge and she decided to choose an Indian art form to do her bit.
A tigress leaps to freedom at the Sariska tiger reserve, Rajasthan (File Photo)(Himanshu Vyas/HT)
A tigress leaps to freedom at the Sariska tiger reserve, Rajasthan (File Photo)(Himanshu Vyas/HT)

Instead of fighting, wildlife authorities must focus on tracking Sariska’s missing tiger

By Bahar Dutt
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2018 12:03 PM IST
It’s been six month since a tagged tiger vanished from the tiger reserve. Two agencies are fighting about who’s to blame
According to the 2011 census, there are 888 females per 1,000 males in Rajasthan.(HT File)
According to the 2011 census, there are 888 females per 1,000 males in Rajasthan.(HT File)

To celebrate girl child, Rajasthan govt to develop parks

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By P Srinivasan
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 10:11 PM IST
In a first of its kind project in the country, the state government plans to develop Beti Gaurav Udhyan (BGU) to promote the girl child in Rajasthan
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