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Labourers load grocery items on to a supply truck, Kolkata, July 24, 2020(REUTERS)

Covid-19 is spreading both in terms of numbers and geography. Follow protocols

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 12:27 AM IST
India must test, isolate and treat with even greater intensity, and spread the network of labs, hospitals and expertise to the country’s rural pockets, where they will be needed the most in coming weeks.
The shifting of the 40-acre terminal has been pending for years(HT Photo)
The shifting of the 40-acre terminal has been pending for years(HT Photo)

Shifting of Ambala oil terminal gathers pace, truckers protest

Hindustan Times/Ambala | By Bhavey Nagpal
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 09:45 PM IST
Locals have long demanded that the terminal be shifted because of the high population density around it and its proximity to the railway lines and the national highway
Social distancing has been recommended as a preventive measure against coronavirus.
Social distancing has been recommended as a preventive measure against coronavirus.

Why social distancing is tough to implement

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Jha and Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 03:07 AM IST
The first problem in implementing social distancing in India could be its population density itself.
India so far has managed to contain the infection, with three students from Wuhan diagnosed with Covid-19 in Kerala leaving quarantine after being cured.(HT PHOTO.)
India so far has managed to contain the infection, with three students from Wuhan diagnosed with Covid-19 in Kerala leaving quarantine after being cured.(HT PHOTO.)

Coronavirus in India: Are people safe or should they worry? | Analysis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 05:24 PM IST
Microsoft founder and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair Bill Gates has called the coronavirus a “once-in-a-century pandemic” in an op-ed in the New England Journal of Medicine and urged countries to both “solve the immediate problem and keep it from happening again” even as global markets are on course for their worst week since the 2008 financial crisis.
The court said it does not appear that the project was designed to reduce population density and traffic.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The court said it does not appear that the project was designed to reduce population density and traffic.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi HC pulls up agency over East Kidwai Nagar project

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 09:25 AM IST
The remark came after the UTTIPEC counsel cited an HT report published on Monday detailing the three options under consideration to ease congestion.
Rural Local Bodies (RLBs) and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) were designed to cater to the varying governance needs of urban and rural areas. But urbanisation has pushed cities beyond boundaries, rapidly populating the peripheries(Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times)
Rural Local Bodies (RLBs) and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) were designed to cater to the varying governance needs of urban and rural areas. But urbanisation has pushed cities beyond boundaries, rapidly populating the peripheries(Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times)

Failing to acknowledge urbanisation undermines quality of life

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kadambari Shah and Harshita Agrawal
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 11:39 PM IST
India is more urban than the official numbers suggest. If thresholds for the categorisation of cities are relaxed, India moves from about a quarter urban to about a half and even more
According to an official, once the missing links are constructed, the distance between select spots will be reduced to less than half the present distance(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
According to an official, once the missing links are constructed, the distance between select spots will be reduced to less than half the present distance(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Mumbai civic body thinks of constructing eight link roads to smoothen commute

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya M S
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 08:35 AM IST
Missing links to cut distance between select locations by at least half, says BMC
Farmers who burn crop residue in northern India do so knowingly and because they don’t have an alternate economical and viable option. As the first inhalers of that choking smoke, much before it gets into any city dwellers’ lungs, they’re also early sufferers(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Farmers who burn crop residue in northern India do so knowingly and because they don’t have an alternate economical and viable option. As the first inhalers of that choking smoke, much before it gets into any city dwellers’ lungs, they’re also early sufferers(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Air pollution: Reactive, band-aid solutions will not solve the problem

By Jyoti Pande Lavakare
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 05:49 PM IST
Crop stubble burning is not new. We must explore other practical solutions to end the polluting practice
An earlier Uttarakhand high court order stressed that Corbett corridor was the most significant habitat for wildlife, such as tigers, elephants, leopards, bears and around 600 bird species.(Picture for representation)
An earlier Uttarakhand high court order stressed that Corbett corridor was the most significant habitat for wildlife, such as tigers, elephants, leopards, bears and around 600 bird species.(Picture for representation)

Human-tiger conflict may rise in Corbett due to shrinking forests, settlements in buffer area: Study

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2018 02:06 AM IST
From 1990 to 2015, the forest cover in the buffer of Corbett Tiger Reserve shrunk from 55% to 43%, human settlements increased from over 4% to 9% and agricultural area from 26% to 31%, says the study.
The application contended that the project would increase the population density at least by double and block traffic around two hospitals — AIIMS and Safdarjung.(File Photo)
The application contended that the project would increase the population density at least by double and block traffic around two hospitals — AIIMS and Safdarjung.(File Photo)

Delhi high court restrains NBCC from handing over commercial space in East Kidwai Nagar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 01:46 AM IST
Putting an interim stay on allotment, Justice Vibhu Bhakru of Delhi high court observed that there was no clarity on how the requirement for water would be met and also sought to know whether adequate arrangements had been made to handle traffic in the area.
The court recalled that as per December 2015 notification the plants were to adhere to the emission regulations by December 2017 but a fresh government affidavit states that the deadline for plants to comply with the earlier directive has been extended till 2022.(AFP file photo)
The court recalled that as per December 2015 notification the plants were to adhere to the emission regulations by December 2017 but a fresh government affidavit states that the deadline for plants to comply with the earlier directive has been extended till 2022.(AFP file photo)

SC raps govt for giving thermal plants more time to comply with emission norms

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Bhadra Sinha
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2018 11:21 PM IST
The court directed the government to identify thermal plants that have a capacity of more than 500 Mega Watt and are located in areas having population density of more than 400 persons per square kilometre.
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