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Billboards: Cluttering urban eyeline, posing life threat

The tragedy in Mumbai starkly exposed the perilous and unregulated nature of these towering structures

The spot in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, where a large hoarding came crashing down, killing 16 people. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)
Updated on May 20, 2024 01:23 AM IST

Delhi Chhatrasal, centre for wrestling champs, on the mat

Ill-discipline and other issues dog this premier wrestling centre of the country, the latest a vicious attack on a coach by a wrestler

Representational image of wrestling arena
Published on May 19, 2024 10:24 AM IST
ByAvishek Roy

Surge in bad health due to lifestyle choices, age: Study

Air pollution, smoking, low birthweight and short gestation were also among the largest contributors to disability-adjusted life years in 2021

Despite global decreases, the disease burden from child and maternal malnutrition risk factors remained high in some parts of the world, such as sub-Saharan Africa. (AFP File Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2024 07:57 AM IST
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Across trade, tech and defence, the US-China conflict is back and here to stay

US President Biden announced new tariffs on Chinese imports, citing unfair trade practices.

US President Joe Biden tariff announcement and his tone on Tuesday reveal that the overall thrust of the relationship with China remains deeply adversarial. (AP FILE)
Updated on May 15, 2024 09:21 PM IST

Why, despite BMC’s warning, did GRP not take billboard down?

Following Monday’s tragedy, the BMC flagged 179 illegal billboards. All of these are GRP land which allows the operators to bypass BMC permissions

The hoarding that crashed on a petrol pump in Ghatkopar on Monday, killing 14 people, was thrice the permitted size. (Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2024 09:27 AM IST
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