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The Apple Watch SE is apt for Indian markets and is a bang for the buck

Techilicious by Rajiv Makhni: Festive tech gifting with a twist

Hindustan Times | By Rajiv Makhni
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 08:13 AM IST
Ignore those phones and TVs. Meet four presents that will really stand out
There are a lot of user-first features that make the Galaxy M21 a monster on a budget.(Samsung)
There are a lot of user-first features that make the Galaxy M21 a monster on a budget.(Samsung)

#WattaMonster: Samsung Galaxy M21 ticks all the right boxes

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 06:34 PM IST
At just under 14,000, this smartphone delivers an unmatched battery back-up, immersive photo quality, superlative processor, and beefed-up security.
DU’s decision to conduct online exams saw overnight vandalism on the campus with roadside signages, bus stops, etc getting spray painted with protest slogans.
DU’s decision to conduct online exams saw overnight vandalism on the campus with roadside signages, bus stops, etc getting spray painted with protest slogans.

Student lives matter: DU students say no to exams amid Covid-19

Hindustan Times | By Aprajita Sharad
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 09:13 PM IST
After a bitter experience with online mock exams, DU students are protesting online vigorously against the varsity’s insistence to conduct exams.
The FJCCI energy sub-committee chairman said open conductors connected with the transmission grids often cause power cuts, resulting in interruptions in productions of industrial units.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times/For Representative Purposes Only)
The FJCCI energy sub-committee chairman said open conductors connected with the transmission grids often cause power cuts, resulting in interruptions in productions of industrial units.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times/For Representative Purposes Only)

FJCCI opposes Jharkhand-owned power discom’s tariff

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Gautam Mazumdar
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 11:20 AM IST
Addressing the media, FJCCI energy sub-committee chairman Binod Kumar Tulsyan and sub-committee member Ajay Bhandari said the audit report of JBVNL accounts has mentioned that it cannot be relied upon.
Rituparna Sengupta’s latest Bengali film Parcel that released in March could only run for three days in the theatre.
Rituparna Sengupta’s latest Bengali film Parcel that released in March could only run for three days in the theatre.

Rituparna Sengupta on Amphan devastation: I had panic attacks thinking about my city, my mother, in-laws and friends

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 01:29 PM IST
The actor says it took her over a day to get in touch with her loved ones in Kolkata. She also adds that there are many places in West Bengal facing power cuts and have shortage of water and food.
After failing to meet the officers concerned, Congress workers recited the traditional `arati’ in the office, he said.(HT image)
After failing to meet the officers concerned, Congress workers recited the traditional `arati’ in the office, he said.(HT image)

Congress workers sing `arati’ at electricity office to decry power cuts

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 06:49 PM IST
Varad Mardolkar, chief of the state Youth Congress, and others staged the unique protest.
The Delhi government has set up a committee to identify neighbourhoods that witness power cuts due to “local faults”.(HT File Photo)
The Delhi government has set up a committee to identify neighbourhoods that witness power cuts due to “local faults”.(HT File Photo)

Delhi government panel to identify local power faults

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 11:57 PM IST
Senior government officials said power cuts in Delhi have reduced by 85% since 2014, attributing the remaining 15% to “local faults” and not power shortage, which several neighbourhoods in the city often witness.
Sushant Lok 3 in Gurugram has been facing power cuts everyday creating troubles for its residents.(HT Photo)
Sushant Lok 3 in Gurugram has been facing power cuts everyday creating troubles for its residents.(HT Photo)

Frequent tripping causing three-four hour outages daily at Gurugram’s Sushant Lok 3

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 12:22 PM IST
On Monday, a group of annoyed residents of Sushant Lok 3 wrote to the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), seeking intervention of top officials to fix the problem of frequent power outage.
Frequent tripping of power at the Basai water treatment plant and the Sector 16 boosting station in the last three to four days has severely affected water supply to DLF 1-5, Sushant Lok-1, South City-1, Suncity, MG Road, sectors 14, 17 and 54.(HT Photo)
Frequent tripping of power at the Basai water treatment plant and the Sector 16 boosting station in the last three to four days has severely affected water supply to DLF 1-5, Sushant Lok-1, South City-1, Suncity, MG Road, sectors 14, 17 and 54.(HT Photo)

Power trips affect water supply to key areas of Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 08:19 PM IST
Residents said that the morning, as well as evening supply, has been hit for the last few days
Video grab of Madhya Pradesh energy minister Priyvrat Singh’s press conference in Bhopal which was interrupted by a brief power outage.(ANI)
Video grab of Madhya Pradesh energy minister Priyvrat Singh’s press conference in Bhopal which was interrupted by a brief power outage.(ANI)

MP energy minister left red-faced as power goes off during press conference

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 10:27 PM IST
The power outage was ironical because energy minister Priyvrat Singh was speaking about achievements of the Congress government on the power generation front .
In 2014, Delhi had faced 117 million units of power cuts. Fast forward to 2018, Delhi faced just 17.8 million units of cuts, 85% lower than in 2014(Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)
In 2014, Delhi had faced 117 million units of power cuts. Fast forward to 2018, Delhi faced just 17.8 million units of cuts, 85% lower than in 2014(Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)

The transformative story of Delhi’s power sector, writes Arvind Kejriwal

By Arvind Kejriwal
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 07:46 AM IST
From facing a crisis, we now have a win-win situation - for the government, power sector, and citizens
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Taiwan’s northeastern coast on Thursday, the island’s weather bureau said, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 2,000 buildings.(HT Photo)
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Taiwan’s northeastern coast on Thursday, the island’s weather bureau said, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 2,000 buildings.(HT Photo)

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rattles Taiwan, triggers some power cuts

Taipei | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 07:41 AM IST
The earthquake triggered limited power cuts and forced the suspension of regional railway service in northern Taiwan. There were also reports of gas and water leaks.
Even as volunteers and officials pulled all stops to provide relief to citizens across Badlapur, several personnel were occupied with rescue operations near Vangani station.(HT Photo)
Even as volunteers and officials pulled all stops to provide relief to citizens across Badlapur, several personnel were occupied with rescue operations near Vangani station.(HT Photo)

Around 40,000 hit by downpour in Badlapur, Mumbai

Hindustan Times, Badlapur | By Sajana Nambiar
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 06:02 AM IST
According to the civic body’s disaster management team, around 300 people were rescued from slum areas and 40 senior citizens were moved from Sahwaas old age home in Rameshwadi to a safe house.
Residents of Palam Vihar protested against DHBVN by blocking traffic at Chauma railway crossing on Wednesday evening.(Sourced)
Residents of Palam Vihar protested against DHBVN by blocking traffic at Chauma railway crossing on Wednesday evening.(Sourced)

Long power cuts, fluctuation hit life, work in govt offices in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 07:58 AM IST
Palam Vihar residents are worst affected. The residents said they hardly availed electricity for 15 hours in the past 72 hours since Saturday, and fluctuation and tripping still continued.
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) maintains the water distribution system in Sushant Lok-1. The MCG gets canal water supply from the GMDA, which is the master water supplier for the city.(HT Photo)
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) maintains the water distribution system in Sushant Lok-1. The MCG gets canal water supply from the GMDA, which is the master water supplier for the city.(HT Photo)

Power cuts hit water supply in Gurugram’s Sushant Lok 1

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 02:53 AM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) maintains the water distribution system in Sushant Lok-1. The MCG gets canal water supply from the GMDA, which is the master water supplier for the city.
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) is likely to install five new 400-kVA transformers in Sushant Lok -1, with one transformer each for blocks A, B, C, D and E under the ongoing Smart Grid project.(HT Photo)
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) is likely to install five new 400-kVA transformers in Sushant Lok -1, with one transformer each for blocks A, B, C, D and E under the ongoing Smart Grid project.(HT Photo)

Power-deprived Sushant Lok-1 gets five more 400kVA transformers

Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 08:32 AM IST
The five new transformers are in addition to the six 200-kVA transformers sanctioned two weeks ago, also under the Smart Grid project.
The former Madhya Pradesh CM alleged that corruption is rampant under the Congress rule, “money is being charged for everything” and welfare schemes for the poor are being closed. (Photo @ChouhanShivraj/Twitter)
The former Madhya Pradesh CM alleged that corruption is rampant under the Congress rule, “money is being charged for everything” and welfare schemes for the poor are being closed. (Photo @ChouhanShivraj/Twitter)

On power cuts in Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj’s lantern sting for Kamal Nath

Bhopal | By Press Trust India
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 10:00 PM IST
The BJP has been targeting the state government claiming that there are frequent power outages in many areas.
A person was booked under section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code (sedition) and under 505 (1) (b) (disturbing public tranquility) on Friday for spreading fake news(HT File Photo/ Representative Image)
A person was booked under section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code (sedition) and under 505 (1) (b) (disturbing public tranquility) on Friday for spreading fake news(HT File Photo/ Representative Image)

Power cuts to help inverter firms, alleged man in Chhattisgarh. Sedition FIR filed, scrapped

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 08:52 PM IST
The police had lodged a first information report against Mangilal, a resident of Dongargaon, on a complaint by a state-run power distribution company.
With the scorching summer at its peak and the region reeling under a heatwave, the hours-long power outage forced residents to suffer the heat without water.(Abhinav Saha/HT / Representative image)
With the scorching summer at its peak and the region reeling under a heatwave, the hours-long power outage forced residents to suffer the heat without water.(Abhinav Saha/HT / Representative image)

Lakhs of residents suffer power cuts in 30 Noida sectors

Hindustan Times, Noida / Lucknow | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 12:55 PM IST
Power outages lasted from four to eight hours due a faulty power supply line and tripping of the A substation.
The UPPCL has, however, not been able to declare any of the identified cities as ‘tripping free’ zone so far even after 10 months of the deadline fixed for the task.(Representative image)
The UPPCL has, however, not been able to declare any of the identified cities as ‘tripping free’ zone so far even after 10 months of the deadline fixed for the task.(Representative image)

UP: ‘No tripping zones’ fail to see the light of day

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2019 01:03 PM IST
Deadline missed: Distribution, transmission bottlenecks and staff laxity short-circuit UPPCL’s ambitious plan.
The Profac called a meeting of the residents of the colony on Sunday to address the issue of power cuts. In the meeting, the agency informed the residents that the colony required at least 20 new transformers on rent to ensure better electricity supply over the next four months.(HT Photo)
The Profac called a meeting of the residents of the colony on Sunday to address the issue of power cuts. In the meeting, the agency informed the residents that the colony required at least 20 new transformers on rent to ensure better electricity supply over the next four months.(HT Photo)

Palam Vihar residents in Gurugram pool money to rent transformers

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 03:26 AM IST
The residents have decided to contribute this money directly to Pro-facility Services Private Limited (Profac), the maintenance agency of the colony.
However, it is not just international destinations that residents are flocking to, but cooler destinations in the country. Along with heat, another primary factor residents are battling is high pollution levels.(HT Photo)
However, it is not just international destinations that residents are flocking to, but cooler destinations in the country. Along with heat, another primary factor residents are battling is high pollution levels.(HT Photo)

Residents move to cooler cities for a break from sun and sweat

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kankana Roy Jain
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 02:06 AM IST
Sriparana Chakraborty, a photographer and DLF Phase 3 resident, is currently in Paris. She said, “It is a blessing that I could leave the 45 degrees Celsius gas burner that the city becomes every year.
As the electricity consumption touches a new peak in the city, many parts of the city continued to reel under the effect of erratic power supply exposing the chinks in its crumbling power infrastructure.(HT Photo)
As the electricity consumption touches a new peak in the city, many parts of the city continued to reel under the effect of erratic power supply exposing the chinks in its crumbling power infrastructure.(HT Photo)

Power demand hits new high in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 01:20 AM IST
According to a survey conducted by the DHBVN last September, the city needed 300 new transformers, out of which only 200 have been installed till now. Residents said the deficient infrastructure shows.
Crippling infrastructure, incapable of bearing the peak power demand during the summer months, saw residents taking matters into their own hands.(HT Photo)
Crippling infrastructure, incapable of bearing the peak power demand during the summer months, saw residents taking matters into their own hands.(HT Photo)

Gurugram reels due to power outages as mercury soars

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sharanya Munsi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 02:51 AM IST
Sudhir Sachdeva, a 46-year-old resident said, “When we asked the authorities about repairing the transformer, they said either we have to do it ourselves or request the developer to do so,” he said.
The police on Monday booked a group of men for allegedly assaulting and threatening the staff of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) in DLF Phase-1,(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The police on Monday booked a group of men for allegedly assaulting and threatening the staff of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) in DLF Phase-1,(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Mob threatens, beats discom staffers over power outrages

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 12:49 AM IST
According to the police, the incident took place on Saturday around 7pm when the main accused, a resident of Sikanderpur Ghosi village, came to the DHBVN’s office to file a complaint regarding power cuts.
The 40-year-old actor tweeted two videos from the lounge of one of the busiest airports in the country, where he got stuck after the power went off.(HT Photo)
The 40-year-old actor tweeted two videos from the lounge of one of the busiest airports in the country, where he got stuck after the power went off.(HT Photo)

Riteish Deshmukh tweets about power cut, locked emergency doors at Hyderabad airport

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 11:33 AM IST
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which manages the operations, quickly responded to Riteish’s tweet, saying in case of an emergency the glass doors could be broken.
Come summer and everything seems heightened — the noise seems louder, the traffic worse and people’s temper on a shorter fuse.(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Come summer and everything seems heightened — the noise seems louder, the traffic worse and people’s temper on a shorter fuse.(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

It is important to maintain the essence of our cities

By Kalpana Viswanath
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 09:44 AM IST
The incessant honking and cacophony of vehicles that is a defining characteristic of Indian roads leaves many with a splitting headache by the end of the journey back home on a summer day.
Mega Block on Central Line at Parel Station in Mumbai(Samson Tupdal/HT Photo)
Mega Block on Central Line at Parel Station in Mumbai(Samson Tupdal/HT Photo)

CR mega block: trains delayed, overcrowded, say commuters

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 04:31 AM IST
On Wednesday, nearly 250 houses in Block C of Sushant Lok 1 had to spend 17 hours — from 12.30am to 5.15pm — without electricity after a blast in the 625KVA transformer in the area.(HT Photo)
On Wednesday, nearly 250 houses in Block C of Sushant Lok 1 had to spend 17 hours — from 12.30am to 5.15pm — without electricity after a blast in the 625KVA transformer in the area.(HT Photo)

Gurugram residents face 17-hour power cuts as infra buckles under load

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2019 03:04 AM IST
Sumit Bhatia, president of the Sushant Lok residents’ welfare association (RWA), said, “Four transformers have been damaged in the past month, and we spent money from own pockets to repair them.
Have you ever thought about the practical manifestations of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity?(Illustration: Sunil Kumar Mallik)
Have you ever thought about the practical manifestations of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity?(Illustration: Sunil Kumar Mallik)

Relative humour: Invoking Einstein to prove that time moves five times slower in Goa and 7.5 times slower during a summertime power cut!

Hindustan Time | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 12:51 AM IST
As the physicist famously proved, clocks and calendars are not to be trusted
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