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Through various initiatives, The Habitats Trust works to empower on-ground conservationists and organisations in India.(The Habitats Trust)

Meet the dedicated conservationists, who have been awarded The H Trust G 2020

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 06:59 PM IST
The Habitats Trust empowers on-ground conservationists and organisations to achieve their vision of securing India’s natural habitats and their indigenous species.
Haryana Vidhan Sabha speaker and Panchkula MLA Gian Chand Gupta.(HT Photo)
Haryana Vidhan Sabha speaker and Panchkula MLA Gian Chand Gupta.(HT Photo)

Gian Chand Gupta wants action against contractors for delaying Panchkula projects

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 11:29 PM IST
Held discussions on Tuesday on building bus queue shelters, fire stations and entrance gates or swagat dwars in the city and villages and repairs of roads and lanes
A tree toppled over cars in Chandigarh’s Sector 21-B on Sunday.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
A tree toppled over cars in Chandigarh’s Sector 21-B on Sunday.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)

Cars, electricity poles damaged as tree falls in Sector 21-B

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 11:05 PM IST
Growing in a vacant plot close to house number 1052, the tree damaged power lines as it fell, leading to a day-long power outage
Waterlogging in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on June 19.(HT Photo)
Waterlogging in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on June 19.(HT Photo)

Reader’s take: Is Chandigarh ready for monsoon?

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 11:14 PM IST
Waterlogging in the city after heavy showers on June 19 exposed faulty drainage systems
The state government has appointed a young IAS officer Snehil Kumar to oversee the eviction and demolition process.(HT Photo)
The state government has appointed a young IAS officer Snehil Kumar to oversee the eviction and demolition process.(HT Photo)

After SC rap, Kerala govt to snap water, power lines to 357 Kochi flats

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 12:14 PM IST
The Maradu municipality, where these flat complexes are situated, has decided to cut power and water supply to the flats to wear out occupants who refuse to shift.
The Shanker Chowk flyover will help traffic coming from Cyber City to move towards Delhi without hindrance. The project is part of the ₹163-crore project and includes the construction of an underpass at Sirhaul toll plaza.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
The Shanker Chowk flyover will help traffic coming from Cyber City to move towards Delhi without hindrance. The project is part of the ₹163-crore project and includes the construction of an underpass at Sirhaul toll plaza.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)

Work on Gurugram’s Shanker Chowk flyover stuck due to delay in shifting power lines

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 07:18 AM IST
In the letter, the project consultant, Bloom, on July 20, stated work on U-turn flyover is taking place in full swing and work on the sub-structure and foundation work has been completed. However, it added that work has come to a halt on the Udyog Vihar side due to the non-shifting of overhead lines under the purview of the HVPNL.
An idea mooted by innovator Rishikesh CS has caught the imagination of the Kerala power board to prevent deaths due to snapping of power lines.(HT PHOTO.)
An idea mooted by innovator Rishikesh CS has caught the imagination of the Kerala power board to prevent deaths due to snapping of power lines.(HT PHOTO.)

To curb deaths due to damaged power lines, Kerala power board turns to innovator

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 08:38 PM IST
The Kerala state electricity board (SEB) has announced its plan of adopting his life-saving formula called ‘rapid power supply disconnecting system’. It can turn off supply if the power line snaps.
Delhi monsoon problems.(HT Photo)
Delhi monsoon problems.(HT Photo)

Opinion: Plan required to tackle monsoon problems

Hindustan Times | By Pushpa Girimaji
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 05:31 AM IST
The high court urged the government to think out of the box and take immediate measures to ensure that rains did not pose any problem or risk to the citizens.
KM Pandurang, director, DTCP, said that the new norms are flexible and have done away with the restrictions on the number of guest houses in a sector, but these need to be followed in letter and spirit.(HT Photo)
KM Pandurang, director, DTCP, said that the new norms are flexible and have done away with the restrictions on the number of guest houses in a sector, but these need to be followed in letter and spirit.(HT Photo)

Guest houses not adhering to norms will be shut: Officials

Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 05:00 AM IST
The department is also planning a survey to ascertain the number of such establishments, and to check adherence to the norms.
In Balrampur 51 students of a primary school were hospitalized due to electric shock from a high-tension wire.(Representative Image/File Photo)
In Balrampur 51 students of a primary school were hospitalized due to electric shock from a high-tension wire.(Representative Image/File Photo)

School tragedy brings back sad memories to this Lucknow lad

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Anupam Srivastava
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2019 02:22 AM IST
Aditya lost his right hand in the accident. The mishap has forced him to change his ambition from becoming a lawn tennis player to a footballer.
Addition of four lakh berths by October.(Getty Images)
Addition of four lakh berths by October.(Getty Images)

Thanks to green technology, railways to offer additional 4 lakh berths per day

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 06:05 PM IST
Indian Railways now plans to introduce a new technology, known as “Head on Generation” (HOG), which is already in use worldwide.
The body of a 38-year-old man was found near an electric pole on Sion-Panvel highway on Sunday. Sanpada police suspect the man died of electrocution.(HT Photo)
The body of a 38-year-old man was found near an electric pole on Sion-Panvel highway on Sunday. Sanpada police suspect the man died of electrocution.(HT Photo)

38-year-old found dead on Sion-Panvel highway; cops suspect electrocutiond

Navi Mumbai | By Padmja Sinha
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 02:46 AM IST
Senior inspector Vikas Ramagude said the incident took place early in the morning when the victim, Suresh Jhungare, was returning home.
Having realised that conducting surprise raids and dismantling ‘katiya’ cables is not an effective solution to the problem, UPPCL has now come up with a new scheme that seeks to regularise such illegal connections.(Representative image)
Having realised that conducting surprise raids and dismantling ‘katiya’ cables is not an effective solution to the problem, UPPCL has now come up with a new scheme that seeks to regularise such illegal connections.(Representative image)

UPPCL rewires strategy to cut down katiya connection losses

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2019 02:52 PM IST
State-wide campaign from July 1 to convert ‘katiyas’ into legal connections after people using illegal connections make self-declaration about power pilfering.
The leopard was first discovered by Satvir Singh, a resident of Lala Kherli, around 6.15am on Thursday, while he was walking to a nearby temple (where he is a caretaker), about a kilometre outside the settlement.(Manoj Kumar/ani)
The leopard was first discovered by Satvir Singh, a resident of Lala Kherli, around 6.15am on Thursday, while he was walking to a nearby temple (where he is a caretaker), about a kilometre outside the settlement.(Manoj Kumar/ani)

2-year-old leopard, stuck in power cables in Gurugram, electrocuted to death

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 07:48 AM IST
Locals found the animal dangling precariously from the power lines just after 6am, following which officials from the wildlife department fetched the corpse and sent it for a post-mortem examination.
The power line crosses the Gurgaon-Faridabad highway.(HT Photo)
The power line crosses the Gurgaon-Faridabad highway.(HT Photo)

Electric poles on forest land draw ire of green activists

Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 08:09 AM IST
The plot is part of the panchayat Aravalli common lands, and has been recorded as “gair mumkin pahar” in revenue records.
An Indian woman walks next to a damaged building with a fishing boat lodged on its roof along the seafront in Puri in the eastern Indian state of Odisha on May 4, 2019, after Cyclone Fani swept through the area.(AFP)
An Indian woman walks next to a damaged building with a fishing boat lodged on its roof along the seafront in Puri in the eastern Indian state of Odisha on May 4, 2019, after Cyclone Fani swept through the area.(AFP)

Dozen dead and millions affected by cyclone Fani; PM Modi to visit Odisha on Monday

Hindustan Times, Puri /Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 04:27 PM IST
Though special relief commissioner Bishnupada Sethi could confirm only three deaths, news channels reported nearly a dozen deaths due to collapsing walls, falling trees and electric poles.
Communities were cut off, farmers stranded and cows washed offshore as heavy rain pelted northeast Australia Sunday, with one major river breaking 118-year-old floodwater records.(AFP)
Communities were cut off, farmers stranded and cows washed offshore as heavy rain pelted northeast Australia Sunday, with one major river breaking 118-year-old floodwater records.(AFP)

Floods in north Australia as Daintree river breaks 118-year-old record

Cairns (Australia) | By Agence-France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2019 04:49 PM IST
The Bureau of Meteorology said Queensland’s Daintree River rose to 12.60 metres -- a level not seen in over a century -- and local authorities warned that some residents in remote areas could be cut off for days.
At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related accidents in Europe over the last week. (Representational Image)(AP)
At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related accidents in Europe over the last week. (Representational Image)(AP)

Winter storm blasts Europe, 13 dead amid heavy snow

Berlin | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2019 09:56 AM IST
At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related accidents in Europe over the last week, most of them from avalanches.
The MeT department has said strong winds with a speed of 40-50 kmph, gusting to 60 kmph, are likely along and off Kerala coasts and over Lakshadweep areas in the next 24 hours.(HT File Photo)
The MeT department has said strong winds with a speed of 40-50 kmph, gusting to 60 kmph, are likely along and off Kerala coasts and over Lakshadweep areas in the next 24 hours.(HT File Photo)

13 killed in Kerala in rain-related incidents

Press Trust of India, Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 10:25 PM IST
One person died on Sunday after he came in contact with a power line that snapped in gusty winds at nearby Neyyatinkara while another drowned in a river in Alappuzha.
Swept away vehicles after heavy rains at Narayanbagar in Chamoli district on Thursday.(PTI)
Swept away vehicles after heavy rains at Narayanbagar in Chamoli district on Thursday.(PTI)

Storm and rains kill two; leave behind trail of destruction

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 10:01 PM IST
The weather department said there were chances of rain in some parts of the state in the next 24 hours.
Water logging after heavy rain in Rajasthan’s Dholpur Wednesday evening.(ANI Twitter)
Water logging after heavy rain in Rajasthan’s Dholpur Wednesday evening.(ANI Twitter)

5 children among 12 dead in heavy rain, dust storm in Rajasthan

Hindustan Times, Bharatpur | By Suresh Foujdar
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 03:34 PM IST
Five people died in Bharatpur and seven in Dholpur in Rajasthan Wednesday evening. Most people died in house or wall collapse due to the storm.
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