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Instead of enabling people to move to cities, the policy approach is geared to keeping them out(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

Fix the issues that plague the Indian housing market | Opinion

By Reuben Abraham and Pritika Hingorani
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Liberalising Floor Space Index caps will make homes accessible. Supplement it with additional infrastructure
Rohtak, India - Oct. 13, 2019: Manju Rani’s coach Saheb Singh Narwal is seen with young boxers at a practice area, in Rohtak, Haryana, India, on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Manju Rani settled for a silver medal after going down against Russia’s Ekaterina Paltceva via 4:1 verdict in the 48kg summit clash at World Boxing Championships in Russia(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Rohtak, India - Oct. 13, 2019: Manju Rani’s coach Saheb Singh Narwal is seen with young boxers at a practice area, in Rohtak, Haryana, India, on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Manju Rani settled for a silver medal after going down against Russia’s Ekaterina Paltceva via 4:1 verdict in the 48kg summit clash at World Boxing Championships in Russia(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Manju Rani’s incredible journey with a self-taught coach

Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 09:27 AM IST
Rani, fourth among five siblings whose father, a BSF jawan, died of cancer in 2012, also went to stay with Narwal and train, thus starting her speedy journey to Indian boxing’s higher echelons.
NHAI officials said that the contractor for package two has hired three companies, which are experts in transplantation, to carry out this elaborate exercise.(HT image)
NHAI officials said that the contractor for package two has hired three companies, which are experts in transplantation, to carry out this elaborate exercise.(HT image)

Dwarka eway: NHAI given 90 days to transplant trees

Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 01:36 AM IST
As per the permission given by the forest department of the Delhi government, the authority has to transplant 5,717 native trees (small and big) while 3,318 trees of exotic species will be felled.
Vikram Saini said bachelors in BJP were now welcome to go to Kashmir, buy plots of land and get married.(ANI Digita/Twitter)
Vikram Saini said bachelors in BJP were now welcome to go to Kashmir, buy plots of land and get married.(ANI Digita/Twitter)

‘Marry fair Kashmiri women now’: BJP MLA after Article 370 repeal

Muzaffarnagar | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 01:54 PM IST
In a video clip that has gone viral on the social media, the lawmaker from Khatauli was seen speaking at a function organized on Tuesday to celebrate the revoking of the special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
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
No electricity in huda office sector-14 from last two days, in Gurgaon, India. (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
No electricity in huda office sector-14 from last two days, in Gurgaon, India. (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

HSVP to take over ‘disputed’ land in Gurugram Sec 12A

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 03:11 AM IST
The land has been in dispute, ever since a private developer took licence for developing a group housing society on the 3.75-acre plot, claiming its ownership in 2017.
A 20-year-old man was found murdered on a vacant plot of land in Gurugram. (HT Photo)
A 20-year-old man was found murdered on a vacant plot of land in Gurugram. (HT Photo)

20-yr-old found murdered in Sec 10, friends under scanner

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 07:55 AM IST
A preliminary probe done by the police suggested that the deceased man, who worked as a domestic help at an acquaintance’s house, was strangled to death and hit on the head with a blunt object.
Anita Devi, befriended the neighbour, practised copying her signature, and even managed to get an ATM card from her bank. A total of Rs. 3.62 lakh was withdrawn from the account.(Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)
Anita Devi, befriended the neighbour, practised copying her signature, and even managed to get an ATM card from her bank. A total of Rs. 3.62 lakh was withdrawn from the account.(Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

Namesake neighbour in Delhi receives cheque book, empties account

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 07:33 AM IST
The woman allegedly befriended her neighbour and managed to closely observe her signature, which was in Hindi. She then faked the same signature to withdraw money
When a 49-year-old homemaker in west Delhi’s Uttam Nagar found that she had accidentally got a cheque book meant for her neighbour -- they happen to have the same names and live on the same plot -- she decided to exploit the situation to her advantage. (Representative Image)(Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)
When a 49-year-old homemaker in west Delhi’s Uttam Nagar found that she had accidentally got a cheque book meant for her neighbour -- they happen to have the same names and live on the same plot -- she decided to exploit the situation to her advantage. (Representative Image)(Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

Woman lands cheque book of neighbour with same name, practices her signature to withdraw Rs 3.62 lakh

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 07:52 AM IST
The woman allegedly befriended the neighbour and managed to closely observe her signature, which was in Hindi.
Police book man for property fraud in Gurugram. (Representative Image)(HT Photo)
Police book man for property fraud in Gurugram. (Representative Image)(HT Photo)

Police book man for property fraud in Gurugram

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2019 04:48 AM IST
According to the police, the complainant, a resident of Surya Vihar near Sector 4 said he knew the suspect for over a decade and was approached by him to purchase a 60-square-yard plot in Khandsa village.
They couple were given their passbook as the revenue department went on an overdrive after their pictures of begging went viral on social media.(HT PHOTO)
They couple were given their passbook as the revenue department went on an overdrive after their pictures of begging went viral on social media.(HT PHOTO)

This old couple begged to pay bribe to official to get land patta in Telangana

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 02:39 PM IST
Manthu Basavaiah (75) and his wife Lakshmi (70) went begging around with a basket and placards around their necks asking for money to raise money for paying a bribe.
A day after a massive fire on a plot of land in Aarey forest, a black patch showed the extent of the blaze.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
A day after a massive fire on a plot of land in Aarey forest, a black patch showed the extent of the blaze.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Aarey fire doused after 14 hours, environment minister asks police to start probe

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 09:54 AM IST
The Mumbai fire brigade took more than 14 hours to completely put out the fire that broke out near Aarey Milk Colony on Monday evening
The remains of the babies were found in Haridebpur area in Kolkata’s southern outskirts when workers were cleaning a plot of land a real estate company had recently purchased.(ANI Photo)
The remains of the babies were found in Haridebpur area in Kolkata’s southern outskirts when workers were cleaning a plot of land a real estate company had recently purchased.(ANI Photo)

Not ‘newborn skeletons’, medical waste found at empty plot: Kolkata doctors

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snighdendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 09:51 PM IST
Kolkata police suspect that the bodies found at the vacant plot could be part of an abortion racket.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis(HT Photo)
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis(HT Photo)

Devendra Fadnavis orders stays on Navi Mumbai land sale till probe report

Hindustan Times | By Pradip Maitra and Surendra Gangan, Mumbai/nagpur
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 12:51 AM IST
Opposition alleged a land scam involving BJP legislator Prasad Lad and demanded Fadnavis’ resignation.
Income Tax officials believe that a strong network of informers could help uncover more benami transactions.(AFP File)
Income Tax officials believe that a strong network of informers could help uncover more benami transactions.(AFP File)

Income Tax dept to increase reward money for informers, widen network

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jeevan Prakash Sharma and P Suchetna Ray
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 06:05 PM IST
Under current guidelines, an informer gets Rs 1 lakh as an instant reward if the tip-off leads to tax recovery. The rest of the reward money – 10% of the total tax liability with a maximum cap of Rs 15 lakh – is subject to the final settlement of the case.
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