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A farmer burns crop stubble in Punjab. Every year, farm fires cause air pollution in Delhi during winters. Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai will make a bio-decomposer solution that turns stubble into manure to prevent farmers from burning it. (HT Photo)

Stubble fire: Bio-decomposer solution to be prepared from Sept 24, says Gopal Rai

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 12:10 AM IST
Last, year, the Delhi government tied up with the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Pusa, which developed a decomposer capsule that could be converted into a liquid solution and sprayed on fields with crop stubble. The solution, once sprayed on the fields, decomposes the stubble into compost over 20 days. Stubble burning in neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana is a major contributor to Delhi’s winter pollution
As active Covid-19 cases dipped below 42,000 for the first time in seven months, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope on Monday said there was no indication of a third wave hitting the state as of now (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT )
As active Covid-19 cases dipped below 42,000 for the first time in seven months, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope on Monday said there was no indication of a third wave hitting the state as of now (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT )

Maharashtra’s active Covid cases dip to 41,672, lowest in seven months

By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 12:10 AM IST
The tally of Maharashtra’s active cases reduced to 41,672 as 3,836 recoveries were reported in the past 24 hours. It was for the first time in the past seven months when active cases dipped to below 42,000 since the second wave of Covid-19 hit the state
People born under this sign are gentle and affectionate, but can be inconsistent and indecisive.
People born under this sign are gentle and affectionate, but can be inconsistent and indecisive.

Gemini Daily Horoscope for Sept 21: It’s a promising day

By Manisha Koushik, Dr Prem Kumar Sharma
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 12:09 AM IST
Dear Gemini, your positive traits like gentleness and affectionateness may come to your rescue in your love life. The day remains promising.
Bengal post-poll violence (ANI)
Bengal post-poll violence (ANI)

58% of accused named in post-poll violence cases held, Bengal tells SC

PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 12:09 AM IST
In its written submission submitted before a bench led by justice Vineet Saran, the state government attacked NHRC
On Sunday, the lowest noise levels during Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai were recorded near Atria Mall in Worli, at 76dB. (HT)
On Sunday, the lowest noise levels during Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai were recorded near Atria Mall in Worli, at 76dB. (HT)

Mumbai: Noise levels during Ganesh Chaturthi lowest in 18 years at 93.1dB

By Prayag Arora-Desai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 12:09 AM IST
The highest noise levels recorded in Mumbai over the past 18 years touched 123.7dB in 2015 followed by 123.2dB in 2013. Awaaz Foundation has been monitoring noise pollution in the city around key festivals, of which Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations see decibels at their highest, since 2003.
Police had registered 510 cases and arrested 1,480 people in connection with the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots. (HT file photo)
Police had registered 510 cases and arrested 1,480 people in connection with the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots. (HT file photo)

Muzaffarnagar riots case: UP court acquits 20

By S Raju, Meerut
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 12:09 AM IST
Additional district sessions judge Baburam acquitted the people after all witnesses in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case turned hostile during the hearing.
The court listed both the pleas for further proceedings on September 24. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The court listed both the pleas for further proceedings on September 24. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

HC seeks Delhi govt response on pleas seeking extension of liquor licence till November 16

PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 12:09 AM IST
A bench of chief justice D N Patel and justice Amit Bansal issued notice and asked the Delhi government to respond on an application filed by Delhi Liquor Traders Association.
Amazon India on Monday said it has zero tolerance for corruption, and it takes appropriate action against any such practice after an investigation.(Reuters)
Amazon India on Monday said it has zero tolerance for corruption, and it takes appropriate action against any such practice after an investigation.(Reuters)

Govt to investigate Amazon bribery charges

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 12:08 AM IST
  • The officials were reacting to a report published on Monday by the website The Morning Context, which said the US-headquartered e-commerce firm had opened an investigation after a whistleblower said lawyers associated with the company bribed officials.
Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit administers the oath of office to Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa in Chandigarh on Monday. (PTI)
Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit administers the oath of office to Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa in Chandigarh on Monday. (PTI)

Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, OP Soni take oath as deputies to Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi

PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 12:08 AM IST
Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa is a three-time legislator who currently represents Dera Baba Nanak assembly constituency; O P Soni is a five-time Amritsar MLA
Delhi high court. (Representational image/Mint Archive)
Delhi high court. (Representational image/Mint Archive)

Explain hawking despite ban in Chandni Chowk: Delhi HC to authorities

PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 12:08 AM IST
The court ordered that while conducting the survey, the committee should make a distinction and take a note of hawkers who are occupying spaces in no-hawking or no-vending zones
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