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The Gandhi Smarak Nidhi trust said there was a miscommunication because of which the trees were chopped.(Representational)

Illegal tree felling in Gandhi memorial, police register FIR

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 02:47 AM IST
The police collected evidence, took photographs and submitted a report to the Public Works Department. Police have also registered a first information report (FIR) under sections of Delhi Tree Conservation Act against unknown persons at the IP Estate police station.
Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday prayed at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Rajghat and called for peace(ANI/Twitter)
Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday prayed at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Rajghat and called for peace(ANI/Twitter)

As Delhi violence continues, Kejriwal prays for peace at Rajghat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act spun out of control in northeast Delhi on Monday after anti- and pro-CAA protesters torched houses, shops, vehicles and a petrol pump and hurled stones at each other.
United States President Donald Trump (Right) and First Lady Melania Trump (Left) paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi.(PTI)
United States President Donald Trump (Right) and First Lady Melania Trump (Left) paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi.(PTI)

Tremendous honour, writes Prez Trump after paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 08:37 PM IST
United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, who had visited the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad yesterday, placed a wreath at the memorial located on the banks of the Yamuna river in the national capital Delhi.
President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump wave as they walk across the tarmac to board Air Force One at th Andrews Air Force Baseduring their departure to India onSunday.(AP PHOTO.)
President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump wave as they walk across the tarmac to board Air Force One at th Andrews Air Force Baseduring their departure to India onSunday.(AP PHOTO.)

On whirlwind India tour, Trump has Sabarmati Ashram, Taj Mahal, Rajghat on his list

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 07:28 AM IST
President Trump will be on a whirlwind two-day state visit to India that will take him to Ahmedabad, Agra and national capital New Delhi.
Rahul Gandhi attends the Congress party’s protest at Rajghat in New Delhi on Monday.(RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO.)
Rahul Gandhi attends the Congress party’s protest at Rajghat in New Delhi on Monday.(RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO.)

‘What our enemies couldn’t do for decades, Modi has done in 6 years’: Rahul Gandhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 12:28 AM IST
The protest meeting at Rajghat was an effort by the Congress to replicate Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of non-violent resistance by organising a ‘Satyagraha’ at his memorial to express solidarity with the youth and students protesting against the new citizenship law and the proposed countrywide National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The Congress has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah of destroying the future of the youth and the country.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
The Congress has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah of destroying the future of the youth and the country.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Congress to hold protest at Rajghat against CAA today; Rahul, Priyanka urge people to join them

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 01:43 AM IST
Sixty-three people have been arrested in the last 10 days in connection with clashes with security personnel during the ongoing protests against the amended citizenship law in Delhi.
Interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be part of the protest against the new legislation in Delhi on Sunday.(ANI PHOTO.)
Interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be part of the protest against the new legislation in Delhi on Sunday.(ANI PHOTO.)

Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to lead Congress protest against new citizenship law at Rajghat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 10:09 PM IST
Top leaders of the party including its former president Rahul Gandhi and its General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are likely to participate in the ‘satyagrah dharna’ till the evening, sources said.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar along with Ekaterina Tolstoy, Director of the Tolstoy Museum and Estate, inaugurated an exhibition dedicated to the friendship between Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy.(@IndEmbMoscow/Twitter)
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar along with Ekaterina Tolstoy, Director of the Tolstoy Museum and Estate, inaugurated an exhibition dedicated to the friendship between Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy.(@IndEmbMoscow/Twitter)

Indian Embassy in Russia organises Gandhi-Tolstoy exhibition on Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

Moscow | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 11:08 AM IST
The exhibition, curated by renowned Gandhi scholar, Birad Yajnik, will showcase the correspondence between the two great souls of the 20th century, tracing their relationship and the impact it had on their individual journeys.
Some former officers of the horticulture wing of the CPWD, the agency which is responsible for maintaining the greenery at Rajghat, said most of the trees died after having lived their full life.(HT Photo)
Some former officers of the horticulture wing of the CPWD, the agency which is responsible for maintaining the greenery at Rajghat, said most of the trees died after having lived their full life.(HT Photo)

Rajghat: A story of wilted saplings

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2019 06:59 AM IST
Trees planted by VVIPs between Aug 1950 and Feb 2016, dignitaries have planted at least 188 saplings at the memorial. But a document accessed by HT shows more than half the saplings are dead
The area once used to be a fly ash pond when the Rajghat power plant was operational, till 2015.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The area once used to be a fly ash pond when the Rajghat power plant was operational, till 2015.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Jal Board to turn abandoned Rajghat fly ash pond into 40-acre lake in three years

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2019 05:12 AM IST
This is the sixth artificial lake that the Delhi government has planned to come up with after the ones that has proposed at Timarpur, Rohini, Nilothi, Dwarka and Najafgarh.
Prime minister Narendra Modi paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat before taking oath for his second term.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT)
Prime minister Narendra Modi paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat before taking oath for his second term.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT)

PM Modi begins day at Rajghat, Vajpayee’s memorial before taking oath

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 08:27 AM IST
Narendra Modi will be sworn-in in a ceremony attended by 6,000 invitees, including foreign dignitaries, allies and adversaries.
New Delhi, India - June 25, 2018: Carrying forward our photo special on Delhi’s iconic trees, we have the handsome, evergreen Ashoka tree at Rajghat. Prized for its beautiful foliage and fragrant flowers that profuse extensively from February to May, the tree holds significance for its medicinal value, with all parts of the tree including the bark, leaves, flowers and seeds used in various ayurvedic medicines. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - June 25, 2018: Carrying forward our photo special on Delhi’s iconic trees, we have the handsome, evergreen Ashoka tree at Rajghat. Prized for its beautiful foliage and fragrant flowers that profuse extensively from February to May, the tree holds significance for its medicinal value, with all parts of the tree including the bark, leaves, flowers and seeds used in various ayurvedic medicines. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

DJB to set up new water and sewage plants, plans lake near Rajghat

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2019 03:49 AM IST
The sewage treatment plant (STP) will come up in Okhla with a capacity of 125 million gallons per day (MGD). It will be built at a cost of Rs 1,162 crore and will be the largest in the country, a statement issued by the DJB said.
PM Modi addressed the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention on October 2, 2018.(ANI / Twitter)
PM Modi addressed the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention on October 2, 2018.(ANI / Twitter)

Gandhi Jayanti HIGHLIGHTS: PM Narendra Modi defines 4Ps for Swachh Bharat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2018 11:46 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary on Tuesday and will attend several programmes related to sanitation and renewable energy. “Events related to sanitation and renewable energy shall be the focus of the Prime Minister’s engagements on Gandhi Jayanti,” said a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. Modi offered floral tributes to Gandhi at Rajghat in the morning, and will later visit Vijay Ghat to pay tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, whose birth anniversary also falls on October 2.The day will mark the launch of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Gandhi. Here are the highlights:

The mortal remains of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee being taken to the BJP office in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT photo)
The mortal remains of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee being taken to the BJP office in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT photo)

Vajpayee funeral: Why Smriti Sthal was chosen as memorial site for leaders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 04:56 PM IST
The last rites of the veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader will be performed on an elevated platform, at the national memorial located between those of former prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru’s ‘Shanti Van’ and Lal Bahadur Shastri’s ‘Vijay Ghat’.
The Ashoka tree at Rajghat.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The Ashoka tree at Rajghat.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi HC asks CPWD to provide list of trees planted by dignitaries at Rajghat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 03:40 PM IST
The court’s order came while hearing a plea filed by Shyam Narayan Chouksey, who alleged that Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial was not being properly maintained and asked about the number of trees planted and whether they are alive.
Congress leader Jagdish Tytler (in pic) and Sajjan Kumar are charged with having a role in the riots in the aftermath of prime minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984.(ANI/Twitter)
Congress leader Jagdish Tytler (in pic) and Sajjan Kumar are charged with having a role in the riots in the aftermath of prime minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984.(ANI/Twitter)

Congress denies Jagdish Tytler, Sajjan Kumar were asked to leave protest site

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 05:58 PM IST
Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, were apparently asked to leave Raj Ghat before Congress president Rahul Gandhi joined the party’s anti-government protest.
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