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Over 70 hot springs identified in Uttarakhand and HP for power generation

Several of these hot springs have the potential of producing electricity at a reduced production cost, say experts.
View of Shaldhar geothermal spring in Garhwal Himalayas(Credit: Wadia Institute/HT Photo)
View of Shaldhar geothermal spring in Garhwal Himalayas(Credit: Wadia Institute/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Feed factor: Haryana poultry farmers forced to bury starving birds alive

Drop in demand and lack of feed has forced many such farmers to adopt this measure.
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Updated on Mar 30, 2020 12:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | BySunil Rahar, Rohtak

Delay in making Jharkhand coal mine operational costing power corp 300 cr annually

Even five years after the Union ministry reallocated the Pachwara coal mine in Jharkhand to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), it has failed to make it operational, causing a loss of ₹300 crore annually. The mine, which was reallocated to the PSPCL in April 2015, has been shut since March 31, 2015, as the corporation has failed to select a new operator.
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Updated on Jan 04, 2020 10:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patiala | ByVishal Rambani, Patiala

Dear 2020: Naseeruddin Shah’s open letter to the coming year

Leave the spectacular to Broadway. My fervent wish is that the youth realise the value of the stage
Naseeruddin Shah recently staged reading performances of the works of Saadat Hasan Manto and Ismat Chughtai; location courtesy: Prithvi Theatre(Brahms Dirsipo)
Naseeruddin Shah recently staged reading performances of the works of Saadat Hasan Manto and Ismat Chughtai; location courtesy: Prithvi Theatre(Brahms Dirsipo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2019 10:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNaseeruddin Shah

HT Brunch cover story: By the people, for the people, of the people… Four thespians write down their wishlist for 2020

Is theatre a tool of social change? As the year ends, Naseeruddin Shah, Makarand Deshpande, Piyush Mishra and Faezeh Jalali put the spotlight starkly on the present realities of theatre and list down the changes they want to see in the next year
(Clockwise from top) Piyush Mishra, Faezeh Jalali, Naseeruddin Shah and Makarand Deshpande talk about the craft and the commerce of theatre and everything in between as they meet at the iconic Prithvi Theatre(Brahms Dirsipo)
(Clockwise from top) Piyush Mishra, Faezeh Jalali, Naseeruddin Shah and Makarand Deshpande talk about the craft and the commerce of theatre and everything in between as they meet at the iconic Prithvi Theatre(Brahms Dirsipo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2019 11:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAs told to Ananya Ghosh

China says trade war ‘has not made America great again’

The comments came in a white paper released by the Chinese government a day after it hit USD 60 billion worth of US goods with new punitive tariffs ranging from five to 25 per cent, in retaliation for Washington raising duty on USD 200 billion in Chinese goods to 25 per cent.
Washington and Beijing resumed their bruising trade battle last month when the latest round of talks ended without a deal, with American negotiators accusing their Chinese counterparts of reneging on previous commitments.(REUTERS FILE)
Washington and Beijing resumed their bruising trade battle last month when the latest round of talks ended without a deal, with American negotiators accusing their Chinese counterparts of reneging on previous commitments.(REUTERS FILE)
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 10:18 AM IST
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Amul hikes milk prices by 2/ltr in Delhi, NCR from tomorrow

Dairy major Amul raises milk prices by 2 per litre in Delhi NCR, Maharashtra and other states from Tuesday for the first time since March 2017.
Considering increase in the cost of milk production, all member milk unions of Gujarat have increased milk purchase price.(Gurminder Singh /Hindustan Times/File Photo)
Considering increase in the cost of milk production, all member milk unions of Gujarat have increased milk purchase price.(Gurminder Singh /Hindustan Times/File Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2019 05:57 PM IST
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Theatre will always exist but on the fringes: Kalki Koechlin on World Theatre Day

On World Theatre Day tomorrow, Kalki Koechlin talks about the importance of theatre in the digital era; adds it will never die
Mumbai: Actress Kalki Koechlin during the launch of her upcoming web series
Mumbai: Actress Kalki Koechlin during the launch of her upcoming web series "Made In Heaven" at Amazon Prime Video in Mumbai, on March 7, 2019. (Photo: IANS)(IANS)
Updated on Mar 26, 2019 04:43 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByKavita Awaasthi

Maharashtra’s interim budget may be ‘farmer-centric’

Govt may not announce tax hike, populist schemes; amount may be 40% of last year’s 3.2L-crore
State finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar and MoS finance Deepak Kesarkar go through the interim budget document at Vidhan Bhavan on Tuesday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
State finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar and MoS finance Deepak Kesarkar go through the interim budget document at Vidhan Bhavan on Tuesday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 08:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySurendra P Gangan, Mumbai

Tale of an onion farmer: Not a penny to take home for this Solapur man

According to Gaudar, the fall in onion prices has affected several farmers like him. So, despite a good crop this season, the farmers have not made profit.
Basvangauda Gaudar, a farmer from Solapur, has claimed that he had to pay Rs 548 to ASU traders for the sale of 1,890 kilogrammes of onions.(HT PHOTO)
Basvangauda Gaudar, a farmer from Solapur, has claimed that he had to pay Rs 548 to ASU traders for the sale of 1,890 kilogrammes of onions.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 02:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShrinivas Deshpande

Maharashtra’s milky way: Dairy farmers become first casualty as times gets tough

The non-viability of dairy farming, where fodder costs and upkeep of animals overshoot milk rates, brought them out on the streets.
Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana activists protest at Shiradhon village in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana activists protest at Shiradhon village in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2018 03:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySurendra P Gangan, Mumbai

Maharashtra farmers get half of what you pay for milk

While consumers in Mumbai pay Rs42 per litre of cow milk, dairy farmers get Rs19-24 per litre, which is just Rs4 more than their production cost of Rs18 per litre.
Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna activists protest at Shiradhon Village in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna activists protest at Shiradhon Village in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2018 12:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySurendra P Gangan, Mumbai

Centre’s MSP for farmers much lower than Maharashtra govt’s proposal, say experts

The difference between the proposed and announced prices for some crops is as high as 70-80%.
The differences between the prices can also be attributed to faulty procedure followed by states while determining production cost.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)
The differences between the prices can also be attributed to faulty procedure followed by states while determining production cost.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 05:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySurendra P Gangan, Mumbai

Minimum Support Price for rice gave return of 50% over cost 13 times since 1996-97

The union cabinet announced Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for the 2018-19 Kharif marketing season on Wednesday. MSPs for all crops are at least 50% more than the projected A2+FL cost of production.
What farmers’ organisations have been demanding is that MSPs provide a return of 50% over the C2 measure of cost, which broadly includes imputed value of rental on land in addition to A2+FL.(PTI/Photo for representation)
What farmers’ organisations have been demanding is that MSPs provide a return of 50% over the C2 measure of cost, which broadly includes imputed value of rental on land in addition to A2+FL.(PTI/Photo for representation)
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 09:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRoshan Kishore

Modi govt raises minimum support prices for crops in bid to woo farmers ahead of 2019 polls

The government on Wednesday hiked the minimum support price for paddy by a steep Rs 200 per quintal as it looked to fulfil its poll promise to give farmers 50% more rate than their cost of production.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with a group of sugarcane farmers, at Lok Kalyan Marg, in New Delhi on June 29, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with a group of sugarcane farmers, at Lok Kalyan Marg, in New Delhi on June 29, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 11:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByZia Haq

Cut retail prices of milk, sugar: Maharashtra consumer activists

Despite the dip in the wholesale prices, the retail prices of these commodities are still high.
The prices of milk and sugar in the wholesale market have fallen between ₹5 and ₹10.(HT File (Representational Image))
The prices of milk and sugar in the wholesale market have fallen between ₹5 and ₹10.(HT File (Representational Image))
Published on May 11, 2018 01:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySurendra P Gangan
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