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Punjab rejects FCI’s proposal to restrict paddy procurement

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2019 11:41 PM IST
FCI had suggested state govt to limit amount of procurement per acre and ask farmers to sell remaining produce in open market
People take part in a rally for the Unnao rape victim, New Delhi, July 29(AFP)
People take part in a rally for the Unnao rape victim, New Delhi, July 29(AFP)

It is time to rethink India’s witness testimony process

By Abhinav Sekhri
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2019 07:58 PM IST
Pay more attention to ensure that the initial statements made by persons can be later used as evidence in court
The Cuvier’s beaked whale skeleton was transported via ferry and then a truck.(HT PHOTO)
The Cuvier’s beaked whale skeleton was transported via ferry and then a truck.(HT PHOTO)

Rare whale skeleton transported from Diveagar to Navi Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2019 01:18 AM IST
On July 9, the fishing community at Diveagar beach in Shrivardhan taluka alerted the forest and fisheries departments after finding the carcass of the whale
The most recent figure comes after a site visit by a team appointed by the Central government.(HT FILE)
The most recent figure comes after a site visit by a team appointed by the Central government.(HT FILE)

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: Fresh survey says 32K, not 54K, mangroves to be axed

By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2019 01:23 AM IST
The latest assessment found 32,044 trees will be axed across 9.8 hectares, which is 21,423 less than the figure released last week
The PAC 52nd report, tabled in the state legislature on Wednesday, has stated 75,000 ineligible children were housed in state-controlled child care homes(Reuters/Representative Image)
The PAC 52nd report, tabled in the state legislature on Wednesday, has stated 75,000 ineligible children were housed in state-controlled child care homes(Reuters/Representative Image)

75K ineligible kids, fake entries at child care homes: PAC report slams Maharashtra

HindustanTimes, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 01:57 PM IST
The report also slammed the state government for the losses caused to the exchequer owing to “fake students” at the centres.
The clean-up was scheduled on June 1, 2 and 5. “The enthusiasm among citizens to change the way we view our coastline and rivers is heart-warming,” said Shishir Joshi, chief executive officer and co-founder, Project Mumbai.(HT Photo)
The clean-up was scheduled on June 1, 2 and 5. “The enthusiasm among citizens to change the way we view our coastline and rivers is heart-warming,” said Shishir Joshi, chief executive officer and co-founder, Project Mumbai.(HT Photo)

16,000 kg trash cleared from Mumbai’s waterfronts

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 08:31 AM IST
The initiative—scheduled around World Environment Day on June 5—is led by non-profit group Project Mumbai to rid water bodies of domestic waste. HT is partnering with the effort to save city’s waterfronts.
Kakodkar said strict monitoring was essential to ensure the downward trend would continue in the number of wildlife deaths due to electrocution.(HT Photo)
Kakodkar said strict monitoring was essential to ensure the downward trend would continue in the number of wildlife deaths due to electrocution.(HT Photo)

Wildlife electrocution deaths drop to 2 from last year’s 11

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 06:26 AM IST
The Maharashtra forest department confirmed the data and said it had tied up with the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to reduce cases of electrocution.
The City Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco), which holds a stake in the industrial zone, said illegal debris dumping was carried out by unidentified persons(HTFile)
The City Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco), which holds a stake in the industrial zone, said illegal debris dumping was carried out by unidentified persons(HTFile)

Uran mangroves razed, say activists; Cidco unclear about source of debris

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 08:38 AM IST
Raigad district collector says directions issued to investigate claims; Cidco says unknown persons to blame
International studies have found light pollution affects the health of humans and other forms of life adversely.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
International studies have found light pollution affects the health of humans and other forms of life adversely.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Light pollution plea puts focus on health hazards

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2019 06:17 AM IST
Desai had complained about light pollution on Marine Drive and was able to make Wilson Gymkhana remove its floodlights in February.
State agencies are expecting 132 lakh tonnes to arrive for procurement and the entire crop is expected to reach mandis in next ten days.(HT Photo)
State agencies are expecting 132 lakh tonnes to arrive for procurement and the entire crop is expected to reach mandis in next ten days.(HT Photo)

Heavy arrivals, slow lifting lead to grain glut in Punjab mandis

Hindustan Times, CHANDIGARH | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2019 01:30 PM IST
For the past three-four days, daily arrivals have touched 10-12 lakh tonnes and lifting could not be more than 5 lakh tonnes.
Checking growing flow of cash during elections in a big challenge for the Election Commission, more so in a backward state like Bihar where confiscated amount more than doubled within a span of a year in two different elections in since 2014. HT PHOTO BY: BURHAAN KINU(Hindustan Times)
Checking growing flow of cash during elections in a big challenge for the Election Commission, more so in a backward state like Bihar where confiscated amount more than doubled within a span of a year in two different elections in since 2014. HT PHOTO BY: BURHAAN KINU(Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Teams to check growing use of cash during polls: CEO

Patna | By Arun Kumar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2019 01:45 AM IST
While an amount of Rs 6-crore was seized during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in the state, it shot up to over Rs 14-crore in the 2015 assembly polls in 2015, which also included foreign currency comprising mostly Nepalese currency used in the bordering districts.
The NHAI is upgrading the 21.66-km long Sohna Road in two parts.(Yogesh Kumar/HT Photo)
The NHAI is upgrading the 21.66-km long Sohna Road in two parts.(Yogesh Kumar/HT Photo)

Sohna elevated road: NHAI slaps 202 notices on encroachers in Badshahpur

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2019 06:05 AM IST
Work on the Sohna elevated road project is likely to commence by next month as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has said it will remove encroachments along this road in Badshahpur village over the next 15 days.
If the Pakistani judiciary can make independent decisions in future as well, it is certainly to be welcomed. However, the track record of the Supreme Court does not inspire confidence.(AFP)
If the Pakistani judiciary can make independent decisions in future as well, it is certainly to be welcomed. However, the track record of the Supreme Court does not inspire confidence.(AFP)

Pakistan SC order on state agencies positive, but how long will it last?

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 08:13 AM IST
This latest show of spine by the Pakistan Supreme Court is good, but it remains to be seen how long it will last.
The assessment by the National Sample Survey Office conducted between July 2017-June 2018, showed the unemployment rate stood at 6.1 percent, the highest since 1972-73, Business Standard reported.(HT Photo)
The assessment by the National Sample Survey Office conducted between July 2017-June 2018, showed the unemployment rate stood at 6.1 percent, the highest since 1972-73, Business Standard reported.(HT Photo)

India’s unemployment rate hit 45-year high in 2017-18: Report

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 02:06 PM IST
The survey has become a political issue after the acting chairman and another member of the body that reviewed the job data resigned saying there was delay in its release.
Devotees using binoculars to view Gurduwara Kartarpur Sahib, locate across the border in Pakistan, August 25(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Devotees using binoculars to view Gurduwara Kartarpur Sahib, locate across the border in Pakistan, August 25(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Kartarpur: Reckless throw of the dice

By Ajai Sahni
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 07:23 AM IST
The regime at South Block regime has sacrificed the national interest to a short-term, partisan electoral calculus.
The destruction of Panje wetlands in Uran, Navi Mumbai, in less than six months.(Aishwarya Sridhar)
The destruction of Panje wetlands in Uran, Navi Mumbai, in less than six months.(Aishwarya Sridhar)

Clear the gateway to green: Activist to move court over Panje wetlands in Navi Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2018 12:23 AM IST
On September 28, Navi Mumbai residents and environmentalists filed a complaint with the state, alleging City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) was shutting the high tide water ingress by blocking 76 gates at Panje
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)

Capt Amarinder seeks Modi’s intervention to settle Rs 31,000 crore cash credit limit gap

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 03:11 PM IST
“The sum was on account of the non-adjustment of accounts for procurement done by the state agencies for the Food Corporation of India (FCI) from 2003-2004 onwards,” the CM said.
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