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Some couples are taking the pandemic in their stride and incorporating it in their wedding themes, decor and cake.(Photo courtesy Megha Israni)

Inside the no-touch pandemic wedding

By Madhusree Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 06:00 PM IST
Photographers with zoom lenses, cake-top dolls in masks, special zones for seniors — as we head into wedding season, a look at how the celebration is changing to suit the times.
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Konkona Sen Sharma wearing a mask that reads, “Naqab me bhi inquilaab, hum bolenge.”(Instagram)
Konkona Sen Sharma wearing a mask that reads, “Naqab me bhi inquilaab, hum bolenge.”(Instagram)

‘Naqab me inquilab’:Coronavirus pandemic converts masks to means of expression, now ‘gags’ do the talking

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 05:47 PM IST
Covid -19 has forced people behind masks, for their safety and that of others. Lips are hidden, not sealed – in public at least. And so face covers are being used to express dissent, humour, political leanings, personal aesthetics and make other varied points through words, choice of print and even fabric.
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The face shields available in the market are generally transparent, washable and can be bought keeping the use in mind.
The face shields available in the market are generally transparent, washable and can be bought keeping the use in mind.

Covid-19 protection: Right safety gear to use in the pandemic

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2020 03:03 PM IST
With multiple options available, as safety gears in the time of coronavirus, it becomes a challenge to choose the right one. Here’s some sane advice from experts on what to buy.
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A sample kit was provided to these women over a week ago along with raw material.(Sourced)
A sample kit was provided to these women over a week ago along with raw material.(Sourced)

Riot victims stitch back their lives by sewing safety gear

By Kainat Sarfaraz | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 07:28 AM IST
The eldest of six siblings, Saina was worried after her father’s e-rickshaw was burnt, home and grocery shop damaged in the riots.
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National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel deployed at the spot where a fire broke out in a plastic factory, at Anaj Mandi, Filmistan, in New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel deployed at the spot where a fire broke out in a plastic factory, at Anaj Mandi, Filmistan, in New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

‘No safety gear, fire alarm, escape route’, says Delhi Police’s FIR

By Shiv Sunny and Karn Pratap Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 07:15 AM IST
The blaze broke out at the five-storey building in Anaj Mandi early on Sunday, killing many of the 70 workers who slept on the floor at night. The police said they were still looking for clues to ascertain the cause of the fire.
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The rescue operation initiated by the administration and police in Khanna after the cave-in claimed the lives of two labourers.(HT Photo)
The rescue operation initiated by the administration and police in Khanna after the cave-in claimed the lives of two labourers.(HT Photo)

Death of two labourers in Khanna: Engineer, contractor booked for negligence

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 11:19 PM IST
The two were buried alive while digging a roadside to lay pipes in Jagat Colony on Lalheri Road of Khanna town on November 20
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The wholesalers based in Delhi and Gurugram confirmed that they do not have enough stock to sell to the retailers as the manufacturers have not been able to meet the demand.(Yogesh Kumar/ HT Photo)
The wholesalers based in Delhi and Gurugram confirmed that they do not have enough stock to sell to the retailers as the manufacturers have not been able to meet the demand.(Yogesh Kumar/ HT Photo)

Commuters rush to purchase helmets, sellers in short supply

By Alind Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 03:42 AM IST
According to the traffic police, between September 1 and 17, they have issued 238 challans to the riders caught without a helmet in Gurugram. According to the amendment, the violators now pay a fine 1,000 and their driving licences are cancelled for three months.
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The family workers of the deceased workers talk about the incident.(Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times)
The family workers of the deceased workers talk about the incident.(Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times)

Sewer deaths: Father’s first journey by air is to arrange for son’s last journey home

By Peeyush Khandelwal | Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 11:09 PM IST
Vijay Kumar and his brother-in-law Shiv Kumar, 32, and workers, Horil, 35, Sanjeet, 30, and Damodar,40, were killed after one of them fell into the 15-foot deep under-construction sewer and the others went in one-by-one to retrieve the others.
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The emergency ward of the hospital were the workers, who fell inside a manhole and asphyxiated to death, were taken, Ghaziabad, on Thursday August 22, 2019.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
The emergency ward of the hospital were the workers, who fell inside a manhole and asphyxiated to death, were taken, Ghaziabad, on Thursday August 22, 2019.(Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

‘Workers who died in Ghaziabad manhole were not using protective gear or masks’

By Peeyush Khandelwal | Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Police said that the five deceased were contractual workers and not found wearing any protective masks or any safety gear while working.
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The automotive sector contributes 4% of the GDP and employs at least 13 million people, which makes it imperative to provide safety standards for the industry.(AP PHOTO.)
The automotive sector contributes 4% of the GDP and employs at least 13 million people, which makes it imperative to provide safety standards for the industry.(AP PHOTO.)

Poor safety mechanism, work pressure maims thousands in auto sector: Report

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 11:43 AM IST
These injuries would be preventable if companies install safety mechanisms in their machines, train workers to operate dangerous machines, provide safety gear, and stop long shifts, said the report, which suggests practical and achievable solutions as a roadmap for the way forward.
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The Delhi government is mulling over roping in robots to clean sewers in the city’s inaccessible narrow lanes and Social Justice Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam will travel to Kerala in July end to talk to a group of engineers in this regard.(HT Photo)
The Delhi government is mulling over roping in robots to clean sewers in the city’s inaccessible narrow lanes and Social Justice Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam will travel to Kerala in July end to talk to a group of engineers in this regard.(HT Photo)

Robots for sewer cleaning: Delhi minister to meet Kerala engineers later this month

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 03:54 AM IST
In February, the AAP government procured 200 sewer cleaning machines, but their large size doesn’t allow them to enter narrow lanes.
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A rescue worker at the spot where three workers were washed away while cleaning drainage after the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) started the water supply.(Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)
A rescue worker at the spot where three workers were washed away while cleaning drainage after the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) started the water supply.(Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)

‘They never gave us any safety gear’: Workers at Delhi Jal Board site

By Karn Pratap Singh and Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2019 04:27 AM IST
Shahrukh had arrived in Delhi on June 8 with six of his relatives, mostly cousins, all of who were provided a room in Outer Delhi’s Ranhola by a private contractor hired by the DJB.
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A caller informed the police that two labourers, who were cleaning the glass windows at the tenth floor, fell down. (Photo: @DelhiPolice)
A caller informed the police that two labourers, who were cleaning the glass windows at the tenth floor, fell down. (Photo: @DelhiPolice)

Two fall to death while cleaning windows at high-rise in central Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Police said investigation revealed that the two were not wearing any safety gear.
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Shiva now stays near Tank Bund Lake and works as a lifeguard.(HT File Photo / Representative image)
Shiva now stays near Tank Bund Lake and works as a lifeguard.(HT File Photo / Representative image)

Hyderabad man turns saviour after brother’s death, rescues 107 people from committing suicide

By Asian News International | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 01:28 PM IST
After his brother accidentally drowned in Asmanpet lake, Shiva now saves lives of people who try to commit suicide by drowning .
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The Lidder river is a rafting destination in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pahalgam.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Lidder river is a rafting destination in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pahalgam.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Tourist guide in Pahalgam saves five from drowning but loses own life

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 09:26 PM IST
Rauf Ahmad Dar’s body was retrieved from the Lider river near Badwoni by the rescuers on Friday morning after he was swept away by fast currents Thursday evening.
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According to police, the project was undertaken by a private contractor and workers were engaged for digging without any safety measures.(HT Photo)
According to police, the project was undertaken by a private contractor and workers were engaged for digging without any safety measures.(HT Photo)

Two workers, stuck in 40-ft deep pit in Noida Sector 99, die of asphyxiation

By Shafaque Alam | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 02:33 PM IST
The workers were digging a 40-foot deep pit with a radius of one foot for the installation of a mobile tower in the green belt area near Supreme Tower, police said.
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Relatives of the three labourers who died on Friday outside the Kapurbawdi police station on Saturday.(PRAFUL GANGURDE/ HT PHOTO)
Relatives of the three labourers who died on Friday outside the Kapurbawdi police station on Saturday.(PRAFUL GANGURDE/ HT PHOTO)

Thane sewage tank deaths: 3 housing society members arrested for negligence

By Priyanka Dhomse | Hindustan Times, Thane
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2019 01:04 AM IST
Police say society members knew that labourers were working without safety gear
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Ganesh Shinde, aka Miles on Canvas, took a bike trip through Himachal Pradesh and documented his experiences on his helmet. It will be displayed at the Moto Art Show in Mumbai.(Image courtesy MilesOnCanvas)
Ganesh Shinde, aka Miles on Canvas, took a bike trip through Himachal Pradesh and documented his experiences on his helmet. It will be displayed at the Moto Art Show in Mumbai.(Image courtesy MilesOnCanvas)

This show of helmet art aims to turn heads and protect them

By Rachel Lopez | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 08:38 PM IST
23 custom-painted helmets by artistes from around the world aim to get India, where motorbike safety is largely ignored, to see a helmet as something that can be “worn proudly like a crown”.
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PCMC razed the under-construction temple on Thursday.(HT/PHOTO)
PCMC razed the under-construction temple on Thursday.(HT/PHOTO)

Pune under-construction temple site accident: contractor arrested

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 04:11 PM IST
The contractor has been identified as Rahul Jaiprakash Jagtap, 36, a resident of Pandare village in Baramati. PCMC appoints a two-member committee to conduct an inquiry in the matter
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Jayant Patil was in the chair for 11 months when his department faced public ire for failing to prevent the attacks.(HT/File Photo)
Jayant Patil was in the chair for 11 months when his department faced public ire for failing to prevent the attacks.(HT/File Photo)

26/11 attacks anniversary: Our force till then thought policing was traffic & VIP duty, says ex-home minister

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 07:52 AM IST
26/11 Mumbai Attacks: NCP leader Jayant Patil took over as Maharashtra home minister after RR Patil resigned following the attacks. In an interview, he says the toughest challenge was to regain the confidence of the people.
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Last year, sanitation workers in east Delhi went on an indefinite strike over issues such as not getting salaries.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Last year, sanitation workers in east Delhi went on an indefinite strike over issues such as not getting salaries.(HT FILE PHOTO)

SDMC sanitation workers not getting EPF for over a year, says Cong leader

By Vibha Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 01:51 AM IST
EPF is a mandatory contribution made by an individual as well as her employer every month, as per the Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Act, 1952.
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Most sewer workers in the city do not have access to safety gear; Anil’s inability to bear body pain had made him quit his previous job.(HT PHOTO)
Most sewer workers in the city do not have access to safety gear; Anil’s inability to bear body pain had made him quit his previous job.(HT PHOTO)

Inability to ‘say no’ claimed life of sewer worker who died in Dabri

By Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 09:15 AM IST
Anil had taken up sanitation work as rickshaw-pulling caused him body pain.
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A government committee led by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday approved procuring indigenous defence equipment worth Rs 9,100 crores.(PTI file photo)
A government committee led by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday approved procuring indigenous defence equipment worth Rs 9,100 crores.(PTI file photo)

Panel okays procurement of Akash missiles, defence equipment worth Rs 9,100 crore

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 10:06 PM IST
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved procuring an upgraded version of the Akash missile and safety gear for tank crews “negotiating water obstacles while deep fording”.
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While 24-year-old Kapil Kumar refused to comply with the order, even at the risk of losing his job, 21-year-old Pradeep gave in to “pressure”, but said he was saved by sheer luck.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
While 24-year-old Kapil Kumar refused to comply with the order, even at the risk of losing his job, 21-year-old Pradeep gave in to “pressure”, but said he was saved by sheer luck.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Delhi sewer deaths: Narrow escape for two who refused to enter plant

By Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 02:02 AM IST
Two men had refused orders to step into the sewage treatment plant (STP) at the Moti Nagar housing complex on Sunday. While one of them was threatened he would be sacked, the other was cajoled to finish the job. Hours later, these two men survived, while their colleagues fell to the poisonous gases.
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An investigator said four of the five dead men were working as STP operators and fitters, while the fifth was from the housekeeping department at DLF Capital Greens in Moti Nagar.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
An investigator said four of the five dead men were working as STP operators and fitters, while the fifth was from the housekeeping department at DLF Capital Greens in Moti Nagar.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Delhi sewer deaths: Victims had no safety gear

By Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 06:26 AM IST
A day after five men were killed cleaning a sewage treatment plant at a housing complex in west Delhi’s Moti Nagar, police arrested a supervisor and said the workers were not provided safety equipment.
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A sanitation worker is seen working without gloves, boots, or mask in Sector 52, Wazirabad village of Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/ HT Photo)
A sanitation worker is seen working without gloves, boots, or mask in Sector 52, Wazirabad village of Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/ HT Photo)

From skin allergies to lung problems, Gurugram sanitation workers brave waste dumps without safety gear

By NIkhil M Babu | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 03:24 PM IST
Sanitation workers, both contractual and those hired by the municipal corporation, were not wearing protective equipment while handling garbage and sewage overflow at 10 locations in Gurugram.
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MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav had to call an impromptu meeting in the wake of the protest on Monday morning.(HT Photo)
MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav had to call an impromptu meeting in the wake of the protest on Monday morning.(HT Photo)

Gurugram: Sanitation workers protest for better working conditions

By Kartik Kumar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2018 09:30 PM IST
Sanitation workers alleged that they are working without any basic safety gear and in deteriorating conditions. The MCG commissioner assured them that by May 22, all their grievances will be addressed.
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When the police found the body at Victorious Kidss Educares school, the worker was wearing a safety belt and helmet.(HT Photo)
When the police found the body at Victorious Kidss Educares school, the worker was wearing a safety belt and helmet.(HT Photo)

Worker installing solar panels on roof of Pune school falls to death

By Shalaka Shinde | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 04:50 PM IST
The police rushed to the spot and secured the area to find that Ali was wearing a safety belt and helmet.
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